Breathe In Love...
The Middle Way // 3.14.22
I breathe in love and acceptance. I exhale peace and calm.
Sometimes we’re taught to exhale that which does not serve us. Today, I encourage you to exhale what you’ve integrated on the inhale: love and acceptance comes in, peace and calm goes out.
Keeping focused on the breath during a mettā meditation helps focus and integration. Repeat this breathing meditation a few times. It might help to listen to the audio, which is below.
So glad you’re here.
Intuitive Tarot Card Reading
Use your intuition to guide you to a specific card below. Choose the card with the crystal on it that calls to you.
At the end of this newsletter, you’ll see the cards flipped over, with a reading for each one. The card that you choose here will have your reading for the week.
Wait to scroll down to the bottom until you’ve chosen your card!
Reading today from Rider-Waite-Smith deck.
Card 1: Amethyst Choose this card if you’d like help feeling balanced.
Card 2: Carnelian Choose this card for messages of empowerment.
Card 3: Red Jasper Choose this card for messages of strength and stamina.
Class Schedule This Week:
Tuesday: Noon // 1-hour flow
Tuesday: 5:30pm* // 45 minutes Yin Yoga *note the time change going forward!
Friday: 7:30am // 45 minute flow
Zoom link to all classes at themobiyogi.com and DM/email Rachel for the password. All times in Eastern.
Questions I am asked about the Holocaust by Hédi Fried. She is a survivor of Auschwitz and has collected commonly asked questions that students pose when she visits their schools. It is clear, poignant, and ever important to hear these stories— I found it particularly impactful to read now as Europe is in conflict once again. Although I have taught and researched the Holocaust for decades, I learned a lot from this text.
Seed to Dust by Marc Hamer. Part memoir, part year-long garden story, this is one of the most soothing books I’ve read in a while. Marc works for Miss Cashmere, a wealthy woman with a glorious garden. He guides us through the seasons as he tends to and creates her garden, and at the same time, he offers his thoughts and little wisdoms of what it means to “be a man,” a laborer, and a part of an ecosystem. I would like to share a whisky with him.
The Scent of Light by Kristjana Gunnars. This is a collection of five of her novellas, each one a ‘fictionalized memoir’ and each one transporting and beautiful. The first (and my favorite), The Prowler, details her life growing up in Cold War era Iceland. I had no idea the part that island nation played in the Cold War, nor did I fully grasp the impact it had on their citizens (especially ecologically). The book comes out in May, but you can preorder it now.
🌗 Full Moon and Spring Equinox 🌗
On March 18th (EDT) there is a Full Moon- the Worm Moon (named so for the worms that bring the robins, a sign of spring). There are a few fun coincidences about this moon (or maybe on-purposes?)…
First, in the traditional Tarot decks, The Moon is card #18, which is the date of this month’s full moon. Be ready for some lines to be blurred between dream-states and reality, or for your path to suddenly become clearer. Second, this Full Moon falls just a few days before the Spring Equinox, which is on March 20th. Spring Equinox is a time when the yin and yang of the day is equal, split right down the middle. It’s all about balance.
If you want a little ritual to do, for either the Full Moon or Equinox, go outside. Experience the air around you as the moon grows larger and as day equals night. For the Full Moon, place anything you want “cleared” or refreshed (journal, computer, crystals, cards) on the windowsill on March 17-18, letting the light of the moon wash over it.
From Seed to Dust, Marc Hamer’s chapter on the Spring Equinox called The Middle Way:
Equinox. The first day of spring. Everything changes in the garden and nothing changes. The blackbirds and sparrows are going wild, and there is a light shower, so I stay in bed for a while until it passes and I read…
Each one of us is a mix of strong and weak, good and bad, dark and light, and when they get out of balance, the whole of the person is out of balance and can easily fall…
Today the day is equal in duration to the night. Tomorrow there will be more light than dark, and things in the garden and air and soil will grow faster. Tonight we will celebrate with whisky and wine and food and fire.
To all of you in the northern hemisphere, I wish you a Full Moon and Spring Equinox with balance. Find time for work and for play, for rest and for action. Enjoy the brightness of the day, as it means spring is on its way.
We Support Each Other
There are three beautiful ways you can support my work writing and teaching!
Make a micro-donation, either through Buy Me a Coffee (or in my case, a love note), or after you’ve listened to one of my meditations on Insight Timer. *a special thank-you to Ellen, who bought me a love note last week!
Book a class or an intuitive reading! Come to one of my online yoga classes, schedule a private yoga class, or email me for a Tarot or Akashic Records reading.
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Thank you thank you!
Much love and gratitude,
PS- I love hearing about the cards you pick and your related experiences! Please email me or comment below to let me know what comes up from your card reading this week! 🔮
Your Tarot Reading, Revealed!
Card 1: Amethyst // The Sun
Hey! You know what might help with balance? A day off!! Find a day or at least a few hours this week to play. Get childlike again. Find wonder and excitement in something fun. Do you need to get naked and ride a horse? No, but it’s the spirit of the card you can emulate. Your work and duties will be there for you when you return from your day of play, but for now, leave them behind you and enjoy.
Card 2: Carnelian // Seven of Cups
You are faced with many choices this week, decisions upon decisions, and may experience decision-making fatigue. Don’t fret— this card is actually the reminder you need that you have the power to choose wisely! It may not feel like it all at once, but you have everything you need in front of you to create the life you desire. If you can take your ego out of the equation (notice the figure is shadowed— the ego can be let go), your decision making and feelings of empowerment will strengthen.
Card 3: Red Jasper // Eight of Cups
Sometimes, to find or be reminded of our strength, we need to leave something behind. What is it you need to leave behind this week? It doesn’t have to be anything major (a job, relationship, or even personality trait), it can be small… and, you can always come back to it if necessary. The blue water and sky in this card represent the subconscious— you already know what you need to say goodbye to in order to grow stronger.
✨intuitive tarot inspired by Sarah Greenman, who was in turn inspired by Chris Corsini, because inspiration is contagious✨