TREE – Grounding
Consider how trees, the Standing Ones, exemplify balance between heaven and Earth. Their branches reach out and up, as if in praise of the bounty that Sky Father has to offer. Their leaves breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen – a vital process for so many beings on the planet, including humans. their trunks and roots have planted themselves firmly in the soil, allowing them to receive the gifts of another kind of nourishment from Earth Mother. In turn, they freely and gratefully give back by accommodating the needs of so many beings with what they have to offer.
In this image, we see a magnificent tree, situated in a meadow at the edge of a pond, greeting the early rays of light from the dawn. We see its reflection in the still water but do not see its roots, as they are embedded in the depths of the moist, fertile body of Earth Mother. The strength of these roots supports the tree’s innate desire to grow to the light, to reach not only upward, but outward as well.
-Steven D. Farmer
Time to ground! You know what you need to get done! and you may also be telling yourself what stands in your way, or using excuses to stop your progress. It’s ok, it happens, but do your best to overcome any self-sabotage right now. Instead of letting your thoughts go to the negative, realign them with your intentions and core strengths.
You are asked to stay focused and clear on your plans, goals, and tasks. You will encounter some challenges, if you haven’t already, but those challenges are to show you what needs adjusting or revisions. If you are feeling scatterbrained, slow your thoughts and take it one step at a time.
Being grounded requires you to mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, stay connected. Go outside and plant your bare feet firmly on the ground. Close your eyes and visualize you energy connecting to Mother Earth and The Universe, see it as a powerful golden energy cord that empowers you and keeps you grounded.
You are only as scattered as you allow yourself to be. When you give your energy to the outer world, you will become drained. When you ignore your responsibility to yourself, others will take over. When you stress over stress, you will become its slave.
When you focus on staying present and grounded, you create solutions. your awareness becomes crystal clear, and your momentum starts moving. Monday will be Monday, it can help you with Tuesday; and Tuesday can help with Wednesday, and so on and so forth. You cant blend them all together, you need to stay present in each, that is your power this week.
In your mind, repeat the mantra: I am grounded to my source energy and fully supported by the Divine Universe.
Take a few deep breaths in and feel your personal power, see yourself overcoming, and dealing with anything that rises up for you this week.
Open your eyes and allow your senses to see, feel and hear the beauty and energy around you.
FULL MOON – Completion
Every 29.5 days Grandmother Moon shines bright and full in the sky, illuminating the landscape with her muted brilliance, casting a delicate canopy over the sky and the physical features of Earth. Having gradually etched her way over the last two weeks to fullness, she now stands like a guiding beacon in the night. She has completed this round of her perpetual and periodic monthly journey and will now start her slow but steady retreat into shadow.
In this card, we see the grandeur of the moon at its peak, blazing and creating a silhouette of a tree. This beautiful orb reminds us that all cycles have their time of completion and fulfillment, one that will inevitably be followed by a decrease until yet another cycle is initiated.
You can now take pleasure in knowing that whatever you have been working toward has now reached its culmination. It may have been a relatively brief cycle or a much more extensive one, yet regardless of the length of time, you have arrived at the stage of completion. – Steven D. Farmer
A breath of fresh air is washing over you, all that has happened in the past weeks has set the stage for where you have needed to go, and as you move forward, know that a new chapter begins.
If you are starting something new, like a project, idea, even a relationship – trust the beginning of this new chapter and listen to your intuition as it will guide you through any emotional and mental blocks you may have.
You can trust and feel excited for any adventures and directions that have been presented or are about to come to your attention.
Full Moon represents the completion of something, you can expect things to go the way you need them to. The highest good of this card indicates that something will go through for you like a loan or house. It can also indicate the successful completion of a project, idea, or goal you are working on.
SUMMER SOLSTICE – Radiance
The word solstice originates from the Latin world solstitium, which means “stationary or stopped (stiti-) sun (sol).” This is because twice during the solar year, the sun appears to rise and set in the same place for several days. It seems to be taking a much-needed rest before making the next circuit across the sky from one solstice to the next – its ceaseless, predictable certainty having existed since before the time of our ancestors. There are stories in many cultures that personify the sun as a deity, either male or female, often riding the sun across the sky in a boat or chariot.
With the summer solstice comes the culmination of the sun’s travels that have led to the longest days of the year. The light is now at its fullest and has provided its own brand of nourishment to the land and all of its inhabitants. Celebrations and ceremonies abound. Passion and playfulness are themes. We feel an innate desire to be outdoors in the natural world and reap the benefits of the longest days of the year. We instinctually seek the light, and during this cycle, there is an abundance of it.
Let the radiance of the sun inspire your inner radiance to shine forth. Release your concerns about what may happen in the future, and focus on appreciating everything you have that is good and right. Allow Farther Sun to take away your worries and cares. Do something physically active to stimulate your inner light. Dance. Sing. But most important, get outdoors. Do not let any negative thoughts or habits stop you. – Steven D. Farmer
The Summer Solstice is in your corner this week, you can set aside concerns or worries and focus your attention upon the blessings that are on their way to you. Set your sights on your highest good, invite love in and radiate the summer sun.
What is meant to be will be, and although this saying may irritate some of you, you can trust in its message. While you allow life to flow as it will, you can enjoy each day by doing something you love to do. Gardening, lake time, running, painting, camping, singing, reading, working out, boating, swimming, writing, creating – the list can go on and on. Enjoy life, have fun, just because some things do not go your way, does not mean they are not going the right way!
The Universe has your back and can see your highest good, it has a map that shows the best possible roads to take, and right now that road is the one you are being guided on.
Put all your energy into having faith and creating sunshine in your life. Use self-love to make choices and decisions, and focus on your worth. The more you stay connected to your true self, the self that is Universe creation, the more you align with the power to manifest and attract the desires and energy of The Universe. Plan for summer to reap your rewards and abundance.
CLOUDS – Shapeshifting
When tiny droplets of water or frozen crystals are surrounded by billions of other droplets or crystals, a cloud is formed. Each of these tiny droplets diffuse and scatter light so that the tops of clouds are white, then fade to gray toward the base. The nature of cloud formations affects our mood as well as the temperature on the ground and in the air. Their shape, movement, and coloration tell us what weather to expect in the near future, and they nourish our visual hunger during breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
Most of us have had an opportunity at one time or another to notice the shapes and forms clouds take as they drift gently or boldly across the sky, constantly shifting and changing, adjusting themselves to the requirements of their nature. When we take time to simply observe, we can see the Cloud People – images that are an elegant collaboration between Nature and our imagination.
In both subtle and more dramatic ways, you can shapeshift by your choice of clothing, hairstyles, adornments, and even mannerisms (such as a facial expression, gesture, and the way that you walk). By adjusting these along with your internal attitude, you can actually display different personas.
When you experiment with these variations of self-expression that are not how you ordinarily present yourself, others will react to you, depending on the degree by which your persona contrasts with the one they are the most familiar with. Be like the clouds are you try out different forms, stretching your limits at times, willing to move and adjust as necessary. – Steven D. Farmer
There is change in the air and it is all about GROWTH!
Shape shifting is all about accepting, adjusting and adapting to progress, and, making choices that are best for ALL involved. You will be looked at for leadership and direction in the coming weeks, change is imminent and major breakthroughs are coming your way. Every day will ask you to step up and shift your energy into positive, empowering gear, this is because right now you are the only one who can create the momentum you need for growth.You will need to shift your perception, change negative belief systems, and create new and improved patterns.
You may struggle with other people and their ego’s and opinions/beleifs, but you will still need to be you; in other words, be the change you wish to see and use your words, actions, and mannerisms to change the atmosphere.
This card also indicates the desire to change something physically about yourself, but not for social beauty, instead for your inner beauty and self love. When we go through life changes, we sometimes need our outer appearance to change as well, so cutting hair, or making a healthy lifestyle goal are important to any personal growth.
Keep Shining xo
Oracle/Tarot Readings are based upon the highest potential of the outcome, these readings are for spiritual guidance and insight only and are to be used with your discretion.
CARDS USED ARE FROM THE EARTH MAGIC ORACLE DECK BY:
STEVEN D. FARMER