A Tarot Spread for Spring Equinox

Tomorrow, March 20th, the wheel turns again to spring. Some of you may be feeling the fullness of spring already, while I know others are still snowed in. Here we can’t seem to shake endless gray, rainy days, but the flowers are blooming, the bright green grass is springing up, and tree buds are beginning to open.

I have been dealing with lower back spasms for almost a week now, and today I also seem to be coming down with a cold. I don’t get sick or injured very often, so to be both at the same time is a bit mystifying, and also seriously annoying! I had one day this week where I felt better and was able to get out for a visit to the river and a brief walk, but apparently I overdid it, because my back has been painful again ever since. Not being able to get outside or to exercise is making me crazy!

I haven’t gotten to do any of the spring cleaning I had planned to do, or the spring life detox I had been planning. I wish I could say I’ve been using all this downtime wisely by reading great books and meditating a lot, but I’m afraid I’ve mostly been lying on the couch with a heating pad or an ice pack, watching Netflix, and feeling sorry for myself. In my defense, I have tried to read, but it is hard to focus when you are in pain. I have definitely gained greater empathy for those who suffer from chronic pain through this ordeal.

So, I don’t know how much celebrating I’m going to get to do for the Equinox tomorrow, but I will at least do a simple ritual and my tarot reading for the next turn of the wheel. Here is the spread that I will be using:

Question: What do I need to know during this next turn of the wheel?

  1. Overall Theme
  2. Key Opportunity
  3. Key Challenge
  4. What is beginning to bloom in my life?
  5. How can I best support the growth of my projects/ideas/visions?
  6. How can I honor the Maiden within me? What does She most need from me?

If you did the Winter Solstice and Candlemas spreads, you might want to refer back to the cards you drew for the questions “What dream or vision am I nurturing in the dark?” and “What seed is beginning to send out roots within me?”. How do those cards relate to the cards you have drawn for questions 4 and 5 of this spread? Are you seeing the movement of a dream, project, or vision from the dreaming phase during the dark of deep winter, to the blooming phase now in spring? Also, in our culture it is easy to relate dreams and projects to work, or to the way we make a living. Remember that we have dreams and projects in all areas of our lives—relationships, health, spirituality, creativity, our homes, etc., so you don’t have to limit your interpretation only to work issues.

Well, that’s about all the sitting upright my back can handle for now. I think I’ll be doing some Reiki and crystal healing for my back and the impending cold today. Maybe I can head off the cold!

I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Equinox!

New! Recommended Books & Other Resources

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I have been wanting to add a Recommended Resources page to my website for quite a while so that I would have a place to share books, magazine, videos, calendars and journals and anything else that I have found helpful on my spiritual journey. I finally sat down and did it!

This is just a start, and I will be adding to it periodically. I definitely want to add a section for tarot books, for example. But I hope you find what is already there helpful. I especially recommend scrolling down to check out the video recommendations—maybe you’ll find something to watch this weekend!

Happy reading and watching!

Goddess Rosaries & Prayer Beads Now For Sale in My Etsy Shop!

A selection of the Goddess rosaries & prayer beads that are currently available

My Etsy shop is now open! Yay!

Whew, it was a lot of work getting it set up, learning the best ways to take and edit photos,  and figuring out the Etsy site (which is actually pretty user-friendly). I am grateful for all of the wonderful people who have made Etsy-related YouTube videos and written tutorials.

However, now that it is all setup and ready to go, I can get back to making more rosaries and prayer beads! Yesterday I was determined to take the day off from obsessing about my shop, but I was itching to make some prayer beads for myself using some of the aqua beads pictured in the top right of the photo above.

My aqua pocket prayer beads.

I love them! I have been carrying them everywhere with me since I made them. So, I decided I need to make some more pocket-sized prayer beads to add to the shop. That’s my task for today, and hopefully they will be up in the shop tomorrow.

Please let me know if you have any questions about my shop or the products offered. I’d also love any feedback you might have like suggestions for colors or other items you’d like to see. Feel free to contact me here or convo me on Etsy.

Bright blessings to you all!