ORGANIZATION CRAZY with the Energy of the Virgo

Long time, no blog. Don’t you fear, lovelies, I’m always thinking of you and investing my time and energy into The Willow Path Tarot. The blog rolls on, even if the ideas don’t always make it onto the screen. I spent the summer getting married, going on my honeymoon, and then doing all the fun summer things that people generally enjoy: swimming, hiking, being outside, and loving the sunshine. ¬†

Lately I’ve been am in super overdrive, paying attention to the details of my life, my goals, and planning, planning, planning for change. At first I was attributing this drive to the Earthy, focused energy of Sun in Virgo and now I’m adding in the New Moon in Virgo this past week as well. I have been at the library multiple times a week, checking out books, getting practical, using my brain, strategizing, making checklists, getting educated, and taking it all in. I’m feeling a little crazy at the moment with how much new information is in my brain.

TO DO LIST:
Change my money mindset.
Change my living situation.
Change Kristen’s music career.
Change my diet and health.
Change how I perceive myself.

“That’s it?!,” you ask. Lolz. I swear I got 8 books out of the library about each of these topics. Here is what I’m reading today and the planners/goal setting notebooks I’m using to write down every little Virgo detail I want to remember and come back to:

Home buying research has me on http://www.zillow.com dreaming, dreaming, dreaming. What’s a loan originator versus a mortgage broker? What’s for sale? Where do we want to live? What kind of interest rates can we qualify for? Where do we want to live anyway?

Being a vegan has me at the farmer’s market, the grocery store, and in the kitchen A LOT. I’m learning how to defend my seemingly extreme lifestyle choice or let criticism just slip by me without judging others for their choices. This is a major transition for me and I’m just allowing it to be a time of flux. I can figure things out a little bit at a time and eventually it won’t be such an overwhelming deluge of information, new recipes, and questions from concerned friends and family. I’m also interested in upping my exercise game and developing a running and yoga regime. So many changes.

Helping Kristen become a Nashville success story has me researching every open mic, every music publisher, every indie record company that exists. I’ve gotten her to consider doing The Artist’s Way and figuring out her unique style. This introvert isn’t always primed to go out networking but if it’s work and it has an end goal, I can get my small talk on with the best of them. I do love music!

Changing my money mindset has me decluttering my life, which is great since being vegan means I need to get rid of most of sweaters and shoes. I’m reconsidering my distain for rich people and imagining what type of rich person I want to become. I’m actually looking at houses I want to buy instead of what I can afford. Well, let’s be honest, at this point what I can afford is nothing, but that’s why I need to change the mindset, right!?

At the end of all this, I see myself making a transition towards the person I inherently am already. Are you asking, “Wait, is that a possible? Can I transition into what I already am?” Well, I believe I can, so any contradictions be damned. I realize this post isn’t much about tarot, but believe me that many a deck deck is on fire delving into my options and giving me tons to think about and use in my decision making process. I love utilizing the tarot to help in situations where I have many options to consider and asking the Universe where to focus my attention most effectively.

What transitions are you making these days using this great Virgo energy?

More tarot to come soon. ūüôā ¬†Oh! and you may have noticed that my prices and offerings for email readings have changed. This is exciting for me, as I feel these changes are deeply aligned with my method, value, and aspirations. You can take a look here!

Tarot Jam- Getting to Know Me

Hello and welcome to the first Tarot Jam Blog Hop! The theme for this blog hop is:  Get to Know Me as a Tarot Blogger!  This should be fun!  Here are some fun facts about me, my tarot journey, my tarot philosophy and how we can use tarot together. Please follow the links at the end of this blog to hop to the next tarot blogger and learn more about another awesome tarot reader blogging away on the interwebs.

My Tarot Story (past, present, and, future)

Here's the van I live in, Lady!

Here’s the van I live in, Lady!

I got my first tarot deck when I was 12, and still use this first Rider Waite Smith for many readings!  As many an adolescent girl in the 90s, I loved all things occult. Time went by and I left that interest kind of simmering on the back burner every since. Tarot has always been a part of my life, but in a casual way. I would do reading for myself or friends with the help of a book or the internet. Two years ago, I decided to move into a van to travel full time with my girlfriend, who is a touring musician. I wanted to have a way to make money on the road, so I decided to start using my tarot skills professionally. I created The Willow Path Tarot in January, 2014 and have been loving my small business. The future holds many more years of growing my business, blogging about tarot, and hopefully creating a deck of my own. I love photography, travel, and tarot and know there is a great concept for a tarot deck in that mix!

How I Believe Tarot Works
I see tarot as a tool that mirrors or reflects the chaos of life. So often it is hard to see the big picture, everything that is happening to us and around us seems totally random. And so often it is! Tarot taps into that randomness with the shuffle of the cards. Yes, we have free-will and can make effective decisions to control our lives, but there are also many elements of our lives that are up to fate, or destiny, or simply out of our control. I see the tarot as a way to make sense of that chaos, or at least comfort us in our confusion. The pattern of the cards can bring up intuitive feelings and thoughts that can help us work through difficulties. If “answers” don’t present themselves so easily, the time and space away from action when we are doing a tarot reading opens up room for healing, meditation, peace, and growth. Tarot reading can be a quiet time for self reflection with prompts that inspire our subconscious. Tarot allows us to examine our lives and interact with all that chaos of decisions, actions, fate, and flow that life contains.

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A Tarot Spread to Try
My favorite time to do a tarot reading is at the New Moon every four weeks.  This lends a routine aspect to my personal readings for myself that help me monitor progress, trends, and energy levels over the year. I can look back on what I was interested in at the last New Moon and either discard or take that energy forward.  The New Moon is a wonderful time for setting goals and intentions for the coming moon cycle, so each month I like to focus on one or two priorities, supported by the sign that the New Moon and the Sun are in at that time.  The New Moon in Virgo is today, September 13th!  I posted a reading for today on my blog using these three Virgo supported questions and intentions:

What will help me make health conscious choices this month?
Where can I find healing this month?
How can I open up to radiate my highest sense of self?

Give this reading a try yourself on this New Moon day! ¬†Was it helpful in setting your intentions for the coming moon cycle? ¬†Feel free to share your readings in the comments and don’t forget to hop on to the next blog in this first Tarot Jam!

You can hop backwards to The Writers Oracle here!

Hop Along to Vicky Maxwell’s Tarot Blog called New Age Hipster here!

You can see the Tarot Blog Jam Master List here!