Cedargrass Oracle
venusinmyvirgo:

I have been thinking about quitting my job at the supermarket recently. I asked my cards if I should quit (4 of wands) and what will happen if I do (strength). And the bottom ones are if I should stay at my job (ace of wands reversed) and what happens if I stay (7 of swords reversed)
I’d love some extra thoughts on this. At the moment it seems to me that I should quit, based on feelings, and also now the cards giving me some verification.
4 of wands to me is like a celebration and happy times, and I feel like strength will be me being able to be strong enough to make a choice and move onto better things.
Ace of wands reversed seems like stale and I’m not going anywhere or moving forward. And 7 of swords seems like there are sneaky people who are maybe putting burdens on me or around me? I don’t feel to good about that card!
Thoughts? cedargrass

Upon first looking, I thought, “I wouldn’t quit at this time… I’d wait.” I agree with your feelings, but when I compare the energies, I see the 4w urging you to make peace at this time because you must wait to find a new job first (AwR), and this is why you should be wise and not make rash decisions (7sR), and finally, you must endure work (Strength) because it looks like you’ll be cheating yourself (7s) out of career stability (4w).

Finally, I would say until you’re ready to transition into a new job, but have one lined up first before you quit! That’s the smart thing to do. 4w does ensure career happiness with that new job. But wait it out three days, and if you feel you truly MUST quit, do so. Your health and sanity is important.

venusinmyvirgo

venusinmyvirgo:

I have been thinking about quitting my job at the supermarket recently. I asked my cards if I should quit (4 of wands) and what will happen if I do (strength). And the bottom ones are if I should stay at my job (ace of wands reversed) and what happens if I stay (7 of swords reversed)

I’d love some extra thoughts on this. At the moment it seems to me that I should quit, based on feelings, and also now the cards giving me some verification.

4 of wands to me is like a celebration and happy times, and I feel like strength will be me being able to be strong enough to make a choice and move onto better things.

Ace of wands reversed seems like stale and I’m not going anywhere or moving forward. And 7 of swords seems like there are sneaky people who are maybe putting burdens on me or around me? I don’t feel to good about that card!

Thoughts? cedargrass

Upon first looking, I thought, “I wouldn’t quit at this time… I’d wait.” I agree with your feelings, but when I compare the energies, I see the 4w urging you to make peace at this time because you must wait to find a new job first (AwR), and this is why you should be wise and not make rash decisions (7sR), and finally, you must endure work (Strength) because it looks like you’ll be cheating yourself (7s) out of career stability (4w). Finally, I would say until you’re ready to transition into a new job, but have one lined up first before you quit! That’s the smart thing to do. 4w does ensure career happiness with that new job. But wait it out three days, and if you feel you truly MUST quit, do so. Your health and sanity is important. venusinmyvirgo
A new Tarot deck to ring in the year. Thanks to a dear friend of mine, I now own this stunning realistic deck called the Witches Tarot. It’s full of witchcraft symbolism, paganism, art and symbolism from the Middle Ages, dragons, mystical scenes, mermaids, and beautiful men and women as the court cards. I love how the Pentacles suit incorporate POC. It comes with 78 cards and a 300-page book all about the new meanings, the card art, and there comes spells in the back with the cards.

A new Tarot deck to ring in the year. Thanks to a dear friend of mine, I now own this stunning realistic deck called the Witches Tarot. It’s full of witchcraft symbolism, paganism, art and symbolism from the Middle Ages, dragons, mystical scenes, mermaids, and beautiful men and women as the court cards. I love how the Pentacles suit incorporate POC. It comes with 78 cards and a 300-page book all about the new meanings, the card art, and there comes spells in the back with the cards.

Eostre is finally here and I have some great news for those looking to get ahead! 2014 is the year of The Chariot (forward moving tenacity with inner and outer self-mastery) and the Wood Horse. This year is about making considerable business plans, not being rash, taking and doing things gradually, standing up for yourself against all adversity, honing new skills this Spring, making minimum risks, flirting and socializing, having back up plans, and reaping the seeds you’ve sown by doing daily things to increase your wealth.

1. 6c - Today and this Spring: Commit to unwavering dedication, make promises that should be kept for the whole year, be inspired by love, and don’t dwell on the past as it will stifle and stagnate your progress. Move forward like the Wood Horse!

2. X. - Wisdom for keeping on track: Risks must be carefully considered with reason and intel. Make keen and well-conceptualized decisions. There is luck available for all new growth but sometimes only the few who are brave to dare and risk may prosper.

3. 4c - What can be accomplished: Self-improvement and self-mastery will lead one to success with all situations, wealth, health, and relationships. Do not take your moods out on anybody and have the attitude of gratitude for the whole year and fertility will come as needed.

4. 4s - The outcome for the Spring: Your progress and sccess is only achieved this year in what you are doing by committing frequent meditation and having a sanctuary to retreat and regroup when the Wood Horse’s terrain is a bit rough and difficult.

Main Advice: Giving up will be failure on your head. You have the potential to master all situations this year, but it is only with belief and practice in your ethics.

Eostre is finally here and I have some great news for those looking to get ahead! 2014 is the year of The Chariot (forward moving tenacity with inner and outer self-mastery) and the Wood Horse. This year is about making considerable business plans, not being rash, taking and doing things gradually, standing up for yourself against all adversity, honing new skills this Spring, making minimum risks, flirting and socializing, having back up plans, and reaping the seeds you’ve sown by doing daily things to increase your wealth.

1. 6c - Today and this Spring: Commit to unwavering dedication, make promises that should be kept for the whole year, be inspired by love, and don’t dwell on the past as it will stifle and stagnate your progress. Move forward like the Wood Horse!

2. X. - Wisdom for keeping on track: Risks must be carefully considered with reason and intel. Make keen and well-conceptualized decisions. There is luck available for all new growth but sometimes only the few who are brave to dare and risk may prosper.

3. 4c - What can be accomplished: Self-improvement and self-mastery will lead one to success with all situations, wealth, health, and relationships. Do not take your moods out on anybody and have the attitude of gratitude for the whole year and fertility will come as needed.

4. 4s - The outcome for the Spring: Your progress and sccess is only achieved this year in what you are doing by committing frequent meditation and having a sanctuary to retreat and regroup when the Wood Horse’s terrain is a bit rough and difficult.

Main Advice: Giving up will be failure on your head. You have the potential to master all situations this year, but it is only with belief and practice in your ethics.

The emergence of The Star for today marks one of power added by the Full Moon in Libra (with the Sun in Pisces). Here we have dreams and goals which will be worked on through the intuition faculty of the deepest psyche within your soul. Now is a great day for extroversion and coming up with ideas through stepping outside of your inner hermetic dome of creativity by broadening your imagination with social themes, of course, for the goals and dreams as seen by in The Star. If your moon is in Libra, which mine is, this will be a magnetic day to bring good progress to all creative projects with others.

With this moon, you can expect to remove obstacles, push past old suffering, and deepen relationships with those around who share the same beliefs and missions as you. For those of a more private nature, I would expect to really make some breakthroughs with what you have been keeping under wraps until it’s finally ready to express.

The emergence of The Star for today marks one of power added by the Full Moon in Libra (with the Sun in Pisces). Here we have dreams and goals which will be worked on through the intuition faculty of the deepest psyche within your soul. Now is a great day for extroversion and coming up with ideas through stepping outside of your inner hermetic dome of creativity by broadening your imagination with social themes, of course, for the goals and dreams as seen by in The Star. If your moon is in Libra, which mine is, this will be a magnetic day to bring good progress to all creative projects with others.

With this moon, you can expect to remove obstacles, push past old suffering, and deepen relationships with those around who share the same beliefs and missions as you. For those of a more private nature, I would expect to really make some breakthroughs with what you have been keeping under wraps until it’s finally ready to express.

cedargrass:

Don’t waste that full moon !!! There are many ways to harness the power of the full moon and quite often many people catch it spontaneously, during the actual event itself. It is during these times a person isn’t quite prepared, yet is buzzing with energy that will only be available in totality…

A half day late, but not too late to absorb the energies of the Full Moon in Libra with the Sun in Pisces.

This moon tonight is all about socializing and making improvements individually by being around others who make us feel wanted and celebrated, rather unwanted and tolerated. This Piscean sun shines into the Full Moon in Libra to illuminate social parties with divinity, mysticism, intuition, emotional health, and spiritual evolution. It’s here where we access psychic compartments which are normally hidden and too deep in the ocean of our psyche to access.

Take full advantage of Venus and Neptune tonight through the Full Moon.

In Numerology, 1234 represents the energies of 1 (newness, change), 2 (decisions, duality), 3 (community, trinity), and 4 (stability, maturity), and merges them into a single awareness of 10 (1+2+3+4). The number Ten represents total completion, and whereas 9 is minor completion, the ten takes the energy of the 9's collective wisdom and merges it into an awareness of all past, present, and future. This is the beginning of a new enlightenment path from learning some old major lesson in 1234.
Symbolism: With the succulents and cacti, we have protection from enemies, guidance through the dark, established order through all creative chaos, and grounded humility and wisdom in all situations. 1234 takes with it an enlightening force where you are called to access the higher intuitive and logical mind to focus it into a single awareness for all situations, projects, relationships, and perspectives. Because of the variety of these succulents, we have an embrace of change, a celebration of life’s diversity, and an opportunity in your community with all people to serve them spiritually.
Omen: 1234 encourages one to get to work spiritually and mundanely.. to balance all forces in the human experience because a significant consciousness learning step has been achieved. This is where you honor the mission of the soul and continue to feel warmed on your path. You are doing exactly what you’ve come to earth to do, so reflect on all of your actions, behaviors, goals, and relationships to see if they are serving you healthfully. If they aren’t, you must work on allowing Death to remove what is in your life. Weeding out the garden is important, especially removing old plants, before new, beautiful ones can be placed there.
The angels are guarding over you and filling you with hope. Major life changes have either occurred, will occur, or you are working on this major life change. Whatever, the outcome will be spectacular in what you are doing or should be doing. There is newness, decisiveness, community, and stability in these areas of life.
Tarot Cards of Focus
I. The Magician → Source Connection, Action, Energy, Creation, Power, Consciousness, Awareness, Manifestation, Talents, Skill, Willpower, Beginnings, Magic.
II. The High Priestess → Wisdom, Decisions, Mystery, Inaction, Unconsciousness, Mysticism, Depth, Looking Within, Contemplating, Patience, Possibility, Obscurity.
III. The Empress → The Mother, Birth, Nature, Sentience, Growth, Development, Cycles, Cooperation, Relationships, Reward, Abundance, Material Comforts.
IV. The Emperor → The Father, Assertion, Authority, Organization, Order, Structure, Foundation, Systems, Initiative, Stability, Advice, Protection, Logic, Laws.
X. The Wheel of Fortune → Fate, Destiny, Change, Karma, Luck, Revolving Cycles, Routines, Risks, Chances, Connectivity, Inevitability, Equalizing of Excess, Abundance.
Meaning: Divine Completion. Starting a new phase of soul learning (1), making necessary preparations and decisions throughout for balance (2), communicating with self and world to develop in this phase (3), and achieving a needed success for stability and further development (4). The finality of 1234 lies in Karmic Debt paid, good fate to come, and the reward of abundance in your life for your efforts (10).
Mission: You have either done this, will do this, or should do this. Meditate for epiphanies, do readings, or await messages of augury.

In Numerology, 1234 represents the energies of 1 (newness, change), 2 (decisions, duality), 3 (community, trinity), and 4 (stability, maturity), and merges them into a single awareness of 10 (1+2+3+4). The number Ten represents total completion, and whereas 9 is minor completion, the ten takes the energy of the 9's collective wisdom and merges it into an awareness of all past, present, and future. This is the beginning of a new enlightenment path from learning some old major lesson in 1234.

Symbolism: With the succulents and cacti, we have protection from enemies, guidance through the dark, established order through all creative chaos, and grounded humility and wisdom in all situations. 1234 takes with it an enlightening force where you are called to access the higher intuitive and logical mind to focus it into a single awareness for all situations, projects, relationships, and perspectives. Because of the variety of these succulents, we have an embrace of change, a celebration of life’s diversity, and an opportunity in your community with all people to serve them spiritually.

Omen: 1234 encourages one to get to work spiritually and mundanely.. to balance all forces in the human experience because a significant consciousness learning step has been achieved. This is where you honor the mission of the soul and continue to feel warmed on your path. You are doing exactly what you’ve come to earth to do, so reflect on all of your actions, behaviors, goals, and relationships to see if they are serving you healthfully. If they aren’t, you must work on allowing Death to remove what is in your life. Weeding out the garden is important, especially removing old plants, before new, beautiful ones can be placed there.

The angels are guarding over you and filling you with hope. Major life changes have either occurred, will occur, or you are working on this major life change. Whatever, the outcome will be spectacular in what you are doing or should be doing. There is newness, decisiveness, community, and stability in these areas of life.

Tarot Cards of Focus

  • I. The Magician → Source Connection, Action, Energy, Creation, Power, Consciousness, Awareness, Manifestation, Talents, Skill, Willpower, Beginnings, Magic.
  • II. The High Priestess → Wisdom, Decisions, Mystery, Inaction, Unconsciousness, Mysticism, Depth, Looking Within, Contemplating, Patience, Possibility, Obscurity.
  • III. The Empress → The Mother, Birth, Nature, Sentience, Growth, Development, Cycles, Cooperation, Relationships, Reward, Abundance, Material Comforts.
  • IV. The Emperor → The Father, Assertion, Authority, Organization, Order, Structure, Foundation, Systems, Initiative, Stability, Advice, Protection, Logic, Laws.
  • X. The Wheel of Fortune → Fate, Destiny, Change, Karma, Luck, Revolving Cycles, Routines, Risks, Chances, Connectivity, Inevitability, Equalizing of Excess, Abundance.

Meaning: Divine Completion. Starting a new phase of soul learning (1), making necessary preparations and decisions throughout for balance (2), communicating with self and world to develop in this phase (3), and achieving a needed success for stability and further development (4). The finality of 1234 lies in Karmic Debt paid, good fate to come, and the reward of abundance in your life for your efforts (10).

Mission: You have either done this, will do this, or should do this. Meditate for epiphanies, do readings, or await messages of augury.

You Charge For Your Readings?!

So, somebody on my Instagram told me, “I always wondered.. If you truly have clarity and vision, why charge people for your blessings? Why not have faith that the creator will provide for you as long as you provide for others?

Having had this conversation many times (and this type of information below is already in my Tarot Book), I responded with light humor, “I have always wondered, if you truly have cranial clarity and hand-eye vision, why charge customers at your job for your products? Why not have faith that the creator will provide money for food in your belly and bills as long as you do your job at work for free for others?

They then said, “When you truly have a gift, you share it. Because money seems to be the motive, your vision will always be blurred.

Well, I truly do have a psychic awareness and psychic discipline, and I do share it, that was true… but saying money is my motive because I ask for it as an equivalent exchange? Hardly. My motivation to read for people derives from my altruism to heal the planet, humanity, and in turn, I heal myself because I know that we are all innately bonded as one collective soul. Helping you is helping me in the long-run.

Now, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard these uninformed opinions. I pretty much told that person, “If it’s your mission to impose your silly religious and superstitious beliefs unto others, then please do such misinformed advocacy on your page instead. This is a page of love, unity, humanitarianism, spiritual consulting, education, common sense, and the light of the cosmos. I understand your concerns and I have heard them many times, so please open your mind and listen to me for a few minutes:

  1. Being psychic and having “clarity and vision” of the mind is [not] a “gift.” I did not fabulously walk out of the womb with a package of Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot cards in my hands spitting out fortunes. Being psychic is not a “gift,” it is a “sixth sense,” it’s not a super power, it’s nothing special, and divine creator did not give it to anyone. It is a natural function of the mind [which all people share]. This function comes from the Third Eye Chakra, or the physical Pineal Gland in the brain. Being psychic is not a “gift,” it’s a sixth sense, which means, it’s a physical sense in the body which must be disciplined like any skill. It took me a decade of education and self-education to train, study, study, study, learn, study, train, study, learn, and study Tarot, Augury, the occult, divination, symbolism, metaphysics, sacred geoemtry, and so on. By this logic, all pianists, musicians, artists, authors, carpenters, auto mechanics, and service people should perform their work for free. So should pastors be poor and broke, too, since they’re a spiritual person. How dare they get paid by the church to pay their bills and eat food off the spiritual consulting they do at Church. Therapists and Psychologists should also charge for free, too, since it’s a gift they were so smart to learn that skill.

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Karma Transcends Human Ego
Karma is not about revenge at all and never will be. It’s about balance and fairness. Karma is not an intelligent being. It transcends subjective view points beyond the emotions, such as “revenge.” Karma is a self-judicial force in the universe for the psyche which acknowledges its own sense of fairness. If someone does something bad to you, that is just your subjective perception of their actions, whether they share it or not.

A man born of wolves could enter society and pillage and steal as he must, but is this poor karma and a revenge placed into them? What if he didn’t know any better? Are children punished as revenge by karma if they make mistakes? No that’s silly. They didn’t know better. You may think an adult making terrible choices should know better, but some are truly naive and clueless.

This is not karma you speak of if it’s one of revenge, this is not how karma works. It seems all you personally are after is revenge yourself. Karma is a force of the universe controlled by no one but the psyche which experiences it. That is a heart chakra damage you have if you perceive it as revenge… as karma is governed by the heart chakra. When the heart chakra is damaged, people become bitter for their circumstances and negatively impacted by others’ actions. When you wish ill karma on someone based on your perceptions, you are doing black magic as you’re affecting their free will with your manifestations of hoping “they get theirs.”

Karma is not so you can get your revenge vicariously or so you can watch them “pay,” it’s a force beyond ego which only seeks to balance. And like an equation, each person adds in their own variables of good and bad to be balanced. These variables are based on your limited or expansive perceptions of reality— cause and effect.

So I feel like people do “get theirs,” but in Tarot, Justice is all about getting yours and what’s fair because that’s the effect your cause has created in your reality.. and sometimes people forget that in a court of law, even murderers can be found innocent, as proven insane or unfit mentally. This is a naivety awarded out of the benevolence Karma should represent.

In subjective society (we’re all ruled by it), we have our own form of karma, it’s called Law…. and in Law, we recognize that sometimes no matter if you knew better or not, you will be punished either way to “teach you a lesson” as not to do it again… Yes, I think Karma is like this, too.. it can be subjective, but it is supremely objective and you cannot call on Her to do Your Work for you.. if you want something done.. Universe always accepts a careful conversation or repercussion made of fairness.

Now is the time to start making wiser financial decisions for the future. You can no longer sit idle and allow yourself to spend money rather saving. If you’re after something large then it requires large sums of money to do it. Make the steps now to do what you know has to be done. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Summer is just around the corner and there are trips and things which require your financial stability. You may feel helpless and bored while saving but you’ll be proud you did.

Now is the time to start making wiser financial decisions for the future. You can no longer sit idle and allow yourself to spend money rather saving. If you’re after something large then it requires large sums of money to do it. Make the steps now to do what you know has to be done. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Summer is just around the corner and there are trips and things which require your financial stability. You may feel helpless and bored while saving but you’ll be proud you did.

If I wanted to start studying all of this... occultism/mysticism basically what you're studying and writing about... Where would I even start? I tried to look around but it seems as if I'm wading through a huge pool... Thank you for your time!

I honestly started with Wicca before I merged into Paganism and then Mysticism and Spirituality altogether. Llewellyn has a myriad of books out there on Wicca for beginner’s, and I recommend them all. Some authors are fluffy or blah, but in the craft, all we are is knowledge (the soul is an immortal center of gnosis), so absorb as much as you can from all sources and just make your own mind up. You’ll eventually start with a pantheon (as most do), I chose Greek and Norse.. and felt comfortable there (still am!). Some choose Asatru only, some choose Kemeticism only.. some go voodoo or root working.. depends on what you’re interested in.

Many beginners do also start with being eclectic.. and absorbing tidbits from all over to weave their path… so experiment and play around with what your soul is telling you.. with what in your soul feels right to believe in. Many people want to make others think their religion or beliefs are exclusive and no one outside of their race or group cannot participate, but remember that we are divine souls beyond ego, and it is their ego telling them they own spiritual copyrights on certain practices.

Start with the beginners books, then study symbolism, pick up a dream encyclopedia (can be used interchangeably as a symbolism resource book) and use it to decode your dreams, and pick up a divination tool. Runes are easiest.. just work with symbols altogether because that is what the occult runs on, essentially. Working with a diviantion tool will teach your mind how to stitch together symbolism (which is crucial in magic and manifestation). By weaving meanings together, you learn aspects of the occult no other might understand.

The whole point of these paths is to grow, expand the soul, connect with body and nature, study the self, connect with the higher realms, and be better prepared to handle our reality— and of course the main point: become the master of our universe by knowing this esoteric and occult knowledge. By having this knowledge, you’ll see how you are advantaged over those who don’t know it. This is called esoteric.

If you want to get deeper and find the beginners books have been absorbed, pick up Tarot (full of occult) and pick up Tarot books to learn that… much more complex and is a powerful occult tool for being in control of your reality. Other great stuff to look into is simple herbal magic, crystal energies, the 7 primary chakras, the law of attraction, basic metaphysics, sacred geometry, and so on. As you absorb more knowledge and learn to trust yourself, you will begin to open your psychic center (or third eye). Once this opens up, you can begin stimulating it more by practicing meditation, visualization, and will power exercises.

You will suddenly begin having more psychic experiences, such as receiving messages, following your gut instincts, fixing your problems through your dreams, and so on. In this path, Knowledge Is Power, so you will never truly stop learning.. also, I learned best when I started by joining pagan forums and wiccan forums. Mentors are extremely helpful! Don’t be afraid to learn from others, and as you learn, you’ll begin to feel the empowerment that occult knowledge gives, but always try to be humble and don’t be afraid to allow wiser people to guide you. Also, another major thing about this path is that we spiritualists accept that we are both student and teacher in all situations.

Hope that helps… good luck.