May I Be Open...
Tarot Reading Workshop// 1.31.22
A new + beautiful way to experience Mondays.
May I be open and receptive today.
Short and sweet this Monday.
Just consider it. Open to listen. Open to relaxing. Open to your own sense of being. Open to joy. Open to fun. And taking it all in without judgement or conditions. That’s receptivity.
So glad you’re here.
Fun 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: Red Jasper: Choose this card if you’ve been feeling unmotivated lately and would like some insight.
Card 2: Pyrite: Choose this card if you’d like some information about abundance and prosperity.
Card 3: Moonstone: Choose this card if you need some nurturing messages right now.
Class Schedule This Week:
Tuesday: Noon // 1 hour flow
Tuesday: 5:45pm // 45 minutes Yin Yoga
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.
*noon Thursday classes postponed for the time being!
Join me for a Tarot Reading Workshop on Sunday, February 13th from 3-4:30
Reading Tarot is a fun way to use symbols and archetypes, which have been passed down for centuries, to better understand the world and your place in it. It’s not necessarily predictive, but can be used to sort through decisions, questions, and even as a daily guide.
No prior Tarot experience necessary. If you don’t already own a deck, you can purchase one from your local bookstore, metaphysical store, House of Intuition, or on… Amazon. I’ll be working with the Rider-Waite deck to teach, a great deck for beginning Tarot learners, and would suggest you work with the same.
You’ll learn basic ways to interpret the cards based on:
minor and major arcana
You’ll also get to practice the classic three card spread and (if we have time) the five card spread.
Cost is $36 for the workshop (connect with me for equitable pricing options).
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (and even more so, her first book, Homegoing). Transcendent Kingdom is the story of a daughter and her mother, with themes of immigration, religious upbringing, and addiction. Gyasi’s first book, Homegoing, is one I recommend to everyone, and (beautifully) tells the story of a West African family over many generations.
Food Rules, the illustrated version, by Michael Pollen. A quick, beautifully illustrated, informative read about how and what to eat, the rules laced with a sense of community and joy instead of finger-wagging nutritional advice. My favorite “rule” is one that describes thanking everybody who participated in creating the food you’re about to eat— from the husband who cooked it to the person who sold it to the drivers who transported it to the people who grew it.
Afterlife by Julia Alvarez. A recent trip to Hotel Vermont introduced me to this book— they pile books by Vermont authors on their nightstands (cute). It’s the story of a Vermont woman has just lost her husband. She is surprised by a young woman who knocks on her door one day asking for refuge, and while she is managing her relationship with her three very different sisters.
🌗 Moon Info This Week! 🌗
The New Moon this month falls on the Lunar New Year! The Lunar New Year always begins on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice. Technically, for those of you in Central and Pacific time, the New Moon will be late at night on January 31. For those of us in Eastern time (12:46am) and east of Eastern time, the New Moon is on February 1.
Many countries and cultures throughout the globe celebrate the Lunar New Year. According to the Chinese Zodiac, this year is the year of the Tiger, an animal of strength, courage, and commitment.
As you celebrate the New Moon and/or the Lunar New Year, light a candle with the intention of the Tiger: the intention of commitment to yourself and others, to finding the courage to focus on your goals, and the strength to see them through. For me (and probably many others), after almost two full years in Pandemic Mindset, I’m committing to acknowledging the challenges and yes, the grief, of the past two years. I’m also willing to use courage and strength to navigate the next months, or years, of this ongoing thing with as much grace and candor as I can muster. Let’s do it together. 💞
We Support Each Other
There are three beautiful ways you can support my work writing and teaching!
Show your support by making a micro-donation, either monthly through Patreon, once through Buy Me a Coffee, or after you’ve listened to one of my meditations on Insight Timer.
Come to one of my online yoga classes or schedule a private class, tarot reading, or reiki energy session.
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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: Red Jasper // The Hermit This lack of motivation, or this feeling of apathy, is coming from a deep need to rest. And no, “rest” doesn’t mean taking a five minute work break to scroll through [insert social media here]. Rest means rest— door shut, curtains down, eye-mask on, crystal singing bowls cued up on your meditation app. It may feel indulgent but it isn’t. Indulgence is leaning into unfocused and unhelpful behaviors. Find your quiet time and just be.
Card 2: Pyrite // Seven of Wands My friend, you are going to have to fight your way towards your goals. It’s not always this way, sometimes things come easy to us. But right now, you’re in a place where there does have to be some hard-scrabble fight in you. Hurdles don’t necessarily mean what you’re going after isn’t meant to be. In fact, they can often be little gates, opening up even more possibility once you’ve jumped over them. So, if you get news you aren’t super into, don’t give up. Your hard work will pay off.
Card 3: Moonstone // Knight of Pentacles This is a funny card for this stone, because the Knight of Pentacles isn’t considered the most nurturing card of the deck. But it does bring with it a message of earthy stability, peace, and abundance. So let those messages sink in! You are ok, even if you aren’t feeling 100% right now. Stability, peace, abundance… well, it’s just around the corner. Knights usually bring with them a message, so look for nurturing in a text from a friend, or in an email, or as a sign that means something special to you.
✨intuitive tarot inspired by Sarah Greenman, who was in turn inspired by Chris Corsini, because inspiration is contagious✨