It's see you later! Thank you so much for your support of TAKING UP SPACE and for joining me on the journey of this container. If you missed my last two digests talking about the end of this space and what's to come, please check out the announcement here! I would love to invite you to join me over at my new community The Lovers. You can read more about The Lovers here and I hope to see you over there soon! Until then, please take great care of yourself!
Today’s full moon in Libra is in opposition to the sun, Venus, and Chiron in Aries. our love and our healing are being highlighted and they are calling us to joyful action. To know that balance isn’t just about the hard work of existence in a human body with all of the trappings of that. But about the unique possibilities for joy and action that are available to you right now. We are the creators of this world. It is up to us to tip the balance towards justice, peace, and wholeness. The time for us to act is now! The downloads I am receive point to this time being especially ripe for embodying what it is you wish to see in the world. All of our hard work and growth is paying off - we are no longer shackled by the old ways; our liberation is here and we are creating the future!
Music: "Ohm" by Jason Shaw. This creative commons music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
This week we are visited by Death and Temperance (with a brief little visit by The Hanged Man as well). These cards invite us into surrender, transformation, and alchemical assistance from Spirit. I talk about some of my personal experiences with observing my fears around releasing control and honoring liminal space. I also wanted to share the tarot spread I mentioned in the video by my colleague Moriah Simmons, who created a lovely spread about befriending the void, click here to see it! Let me know if you end up using the spread and what comes up for you!
Happy new moon in Pisces! I pulled some cards for us for guidance for this weekend's new moon in Pisces and pulled the eight of pentacles, the knight of wands, and the World underneath the nine of pentacles. The message: what you put in is what you get out, and the medicine will be sweet. Take a listen and share your thoughts in the comments!
This week's pick a card invites us into reflection, healing, and connecting with our ancestors. Take a moment, drop in, and pick a card. Answers after the jump!
Happy full moon in Virgo! This week I talk about understanding astrological polarity as portals, Jesus Christ as a Virgo, and experiencing transcendence through Virgo and Pisces. I also pull some cards and talk about Divine romance through the lens of the King of Cups, Ace of Cups, and The Chariot.
It's time for pick a card with Jessika Fancy's Visions Crystal Oracle deck! Take a moment, connect to your center, and pick one! Cards revealed after the jump!
In this week’s intuitive update, I talk a little about me settling down in Las Vegas for a few months, a move that if you had told me a year ago would be happening, I would not believe you. But here I am! I have settled in a cute little studio for a bit and I’m looking forward to having space for self-care and restoration for the first half of the year.
I also talk about what has been coming up through the cards over the last couple weeks, including frequent pulls of the seers and wisdom keepers of the tarot, the Queens and the High Priestess. I offer a journaling exercise to develop greater intimacy with your intuition and feelings - introduce your feelings!
Pretend like you are introducing your feelings to a friend or loved one. Tell us about the shape of your feelings, the quality of them, what they have taught you about yourself. What do you learn through them? How do you manage your day to day with them? How do they live within you?
Feel free to share your thoughts and introductions in the comments!
4 of pentacles, 9 of cups, 10 of cups from Tarot of the Holy Spectrum
This full moon in Leo is giving you permission to dare to dream again. It asks you to rest. Dream. And to share your love. The message is to feel abundant in your love, your time, your energy. To reclaim your time and imagination. A way of lighting the tired and weary parts of you. Lately it hasn’t felt safe to trust, to feel happy, to commit to the belief that the wheel is turning and change is near. This full moon is a respite in the storm. A warm beverage that soothes you to the bone. Laughter ringing through the room.
I am reminded of Zeba Blay’s weekly Sunday energy boards on Instagram. Ease, rest, but no bullshit. Tenderness isn’t weakness. It is honesty, it is vulnerability, and it is shaped by the boundaries that we create so that we may have safe containers for our love to flourish.
Your mind may resist this call to rest and experience pleasure, but what is your body telling you? Your heart and feelings? Your dreams, when allowed space to be and grow, touch every aspect of your life, and beyond. Use today to be with them and yourself. It may feel uncomfortable. But it is just the medicine that is needed.
Strength in the tarot is ruled by Leo. You can see a version of the traditional imagery of this card as illustrated by the Tarot of the Holy Spectrum, with a figure facing a lion. Instead of fear or discomfort, the moment is intimate, delicate, present, and probing.
How would it feel for you to be present with your desires? the part of you that doesn’t speak with words necessarily, but with feelings and impulses.
Strength asks us to be in conversation with our desires by being in equilibrium with our higher self and our humanity. We are invited to go the source of our sense of action. What compels us to feel, to lust, to fear? In strength, we allow space for our impulses to say their piece and honor their stories, without judgement, without fixing, without interference. In this we at one with a quality of strength that comes from being in harmony with our instincts, especially the ones that evoke discomfort in us. We approach our desires with delicacy, care, and curiosity. through this experience we are transformed by our courage, our willingness to take this step, channeled through the radical and loving power of presence.
My first new deck in years! Excited to start working with Tarot of the Holy Spectrum, so I wanted to share some of my initial thoughts about it. Have you worked with this deck? Share your thoughts about it in the comments!
Alia Walston is a traveling writer and intuitive making connections between the challenges and ecstasies of our evolution