Intuition vs. Anxiety


On episode 16 of Living Tarot, I talk about how anxiety affects intuition. In the current environment so many of us are feeling overwhelming stress and anxiety due to the global pandemic, white supremacy and systemic racism, climate change, and an upcoming US election. For many people this is the most anxious they have ever been. Even people who are well resourced with their mental health are struggling. In this episode I discuss how to tune in to Intuition even with all of this anxiety in our daily lives. Recognizing anxiety and intuition is the number one question I get from students.  Anxiety is the cloud that hangs over our ability to connect with intuition and can block us and frighten us away from tuning in.

  • I discuss the patterns of anxiety versus the patterns of intuition in our bodies.
  • I talk about the importance of an embodiment practice to help us recognize signals that come up when we’re feeling anxious or when we’re getting an intuitive impulse.
  • I even speak about my own experience of recognizing how anxiety shows up for me and how I tune into my intuition when that happens.
  • If you have been wondering how to tell intuition from anxiety this is the episode for you.

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Intuitive Art, Charging into Creativity with and Undefended Heart, & Embodying the 3 of Swords with Lucy Morningstar


In episode 15 of Living Tarot, I speak with artist and tarot deck creator, Lucy Morningstar. Lucy is an artist, a witch, and a creatrix who is determined to help others shamelessly manifest their desires and create life on their own terms. she helps people bring their desires and visions to life on canvas through her painting and our commissions. This episode is all about the intersection of Tarot and art and what it’s like to go through the process of channeling and creating Tarot art through deep personal trust and creativity.

  • Lucy and I talk about what it’s like to break with family tradition and embrace intuition over logic.
  • We discuss how Lucy worked through mental health struggles by processing her emotions through art.
  • Lucy talks about how therapeutic it was to paint self-portraits as archetypes of the Tarot and how that work demystified some of the scarier cards in the Tarot.
  • She talks about her creative process and how friends and family often serve as models for her tarot art.
  • We also discuss how Lucy embodies the three of swords and brings in the energy of the card of the year ( The Emperor) into her creative work.

This episode is a deep dive on healing through art and how the art and archetypes of the Tarot can teach us all to embody things we didn’t think we could.

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Connect with Sheila:

To book a tarot reading, virtual tarot party, or distance Reiki session with Sheila click here https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18090641

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Work with Lucy:

Find Lucy Online at lucymorningstar.art or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/lucymorningstar.art

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Can You Grow Your Intuition


In episode 14 of Living Tarot,  I discuss exactly why it’s so difficult for so many of us to tune into intuition. I truly believe that intuition is like a muscle and the more we use it and learn to tune into it, the stronger it will become.

  • I speak about the institutions that keep us from tuning into ourselves and our own intuition and what we can do about it.
  • I discuss ways to start to bring an embodied awareness to your intuition when it shows up for you and what that looks like.
  • I explain which messages are more likely to come through even if you don’t consider yourself to be intuitive.
  • Finally I discuss what steps can get you started in learning more about your intuition and how to access and strengthen our intuition in daily life.

 

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Connect with Sheila:

To book a tarot reading, virtual tarot party, or distance Reiki session with Sheila click here http://www.starsagespirit.com/services/

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Plant Magic, Embracing Patience on a Career Journey, & Embodying the 7 & 8 of Pentacles with Amanda Midkiff


In episode 13 of Living Tarot, I speak with Amanda Midkiff about her journey into teaching plant magic. Amanda is the herbalist and plant witch of Locust Light Farm in New Jersey. Through classes both on her farm and online, she helps folks experience the magic and medicine of the plant world and the transformative power of plant magic. She also hosts rituals for the seasonal holidays. Amanda delights in mosses, loves delicious bevs, and heartily believes in gnomes.  We discuss how hard it can be to gracefully let go of career plans even when you know it’s right.

  • We chat about how Amanda’s training in herbalism has brought even deeper meaning and understanding to her plant magic practice
  • Amanda and I discuss what plant medicine is and how to work magically with plants.
  • We discuss how intuition led Amanda on a very spiraled career journey from wanting to be an agricultural lawyer to a veggie farmer to a plant witch and teacher.
  • We also discuss how Amanda said her business up to move her closer and closer towards the perfect job for her.
  • Amanda also speaks to how to start to develop your own plant magic and how to accept what speaks to you and what doesn’t without being appropriative.

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Connect with Sheila:

To book a tarot reading, virtual tarot party, or distance Reiki session with Sheila click here http://www.starsagespirit.com/services/

To read more about Sheila’s offerings click here https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18090641

Or on Instagram www.instagram.com/starsagespirit

Get access to Amanda’s Plant Magic for beginners here  – https://www.locustlightfarm.com/plant-magic-for-beginners

Take Amanda’s Which Plant Ally do You Need Right Now Quiz here https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/5e23321102200100148554b4

Find Amanda Online at locustlightfarm.com or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/locustlightfarm

 

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Building a Sustainable Personal Tarot Practice


In episode 12 of Living Tarot, I talk about how to approach your tarot practice in daily life. There is a lot of information out there in internetland about how to effectively create your own tarot reading practice.  That much information can lead to overwhelm, anxiety and avoidance.  My goal in this episode is to give you some clear and concise ways to start incorporating your tarot reading into daily life.

  • I give some pointers about daily card pools and how to ask effective questions that won’t traumatize you.
  • I also talked a little bit about goal-oriented spreads for your day or your week and how you can use the Tarot to help you more effectively achieve those goals.
  • I speak to the importance of using Tarot as a tool in daily life when so many of us are feeling especially anxious and overwhelmed.
  • Finally I talk about My 7-week Tarot course Practical Tarot for everyday intuitives that is open for enrollment right now and teaches tarot for real life situations. This intuitive tarot course is all about integrating your tarot practice into your everyday life as a practical tool for decision making, managing anxiety, and empowering you to move forward towards your goals with confidence. 

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Connect with Sheila:

Sign up for Practical Tarot for Everyday Intuitives here http://www.starsagespirit.com/practicaltarot/

To book a tarot reading, virtual tarot party, or distance Reiki session with Sheila click here http://www.starsagespirit.com/services/

To read more about Sheila’s offerings click here https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18090641

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Swatching the Tarot, Managing Anxiety and Embodying the Queen of Wands with Ash Alberg


On episode 11 of Living Tarot, I interview Ash Alberg. Ash is a queer femme and fibre witch who seeks to create beautiful and practical products for fellow makers using sustainable methods. They seek to nurture the skills, knowledge, and creativity of fellow fibre witches to achieve their goals. ash is a natural dyer, knitwear designer, hedgewitch, and parent to the resident coven pooch, willow.  Ash and I had a beautiful conversation about the importance of managing your own energy levels and mental health and playing to your strengths in business.  We discuss how business plans and promoting yourself aren’t one size fits all, and how that can change the way you show up with your clients over time.

 

  • Ash and I discuss how they have very intentionally set their business up to support the way that their energy flows.
  • We also discuss how intuition and creativity flow when creating knitwear patterns and inspiring new creative ideas like with their “Swatching the Tarot” series.
  • Ash discusses their creative process and the importance of setting your business up to be sustainable no matter what is going on in your life or the outside world.
  • We chat mental health struggles and how you can advocate for yourself by setting boundaries in your business.
  • We also cover how Ash’s tarot practice and connection to intuition have changed over time and how they use tarot to connect in daily life.

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Connect with Sheila:

Book a Tarot or Reiki session at starsagespirit.com or find her on Instagram instagram.com/starsagespirit.

 

Work with Ash:

Ash’s website ashalberg.com or find their natural dye shed work at fromfieldtoskin.com or find them over on IG at instagram.com/sunflowerknit

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The Wisdom of Small Action Steps & Embodying the King of Swords with Cate Mayer


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In episode 10 of Living Tarot, I interview Cate Mayer about her brand new initiative, Friends Vote Together. Born out of a conversation she had while phone banking for the upcoming election, Cate created Friends Vote Together to help people become not just more informed and engaged voters, but also informed and engaged citizens.In this episode, Cate and I spoke about how our friendship developed and how getting readings with me, keeping notes on them, and going back to them when ideas arise helped her find the confidence to take swift action on a brand new project. She created Friends Vote Together and had it up and running in just two weeks!! Friends Vote Together seeks to take the mystery out of voting and civic engagement. This intuitively created program helps increase civic engagement through pairing up with a buddy and suggesting weekly actions to take.

 

  • Cate and I discuss how small steps can make a big difference especially when it comes to civic engagement.
  • Cate also speaks about her experience of working with me through tarot and how our readings helped to give her direction and validation in career moves.
  • We talk about how the buddy system helps with accountability.
  • Cate speaks about how intuition let her to create this community action initiative and shows a great example of intuition in action.
  • We also talk about how imperfect, messy action can lead to momentum that creates long term progress and channel frustration into collaborative action.

 

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Connect with Sheila:

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Work with Cate:

Find more info about Cate’s project, Friends Vote Together, at  instagram.com/friendsvotetogether on Instagram.

 

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When to Get a Professional Tarot Reading


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In episode 9, I dive deep on four reasons why you might want to get a professional tarot reading. You will probably recognize yourself in some of these reasons and what I really wanted to do was normalize outsourcing when you’re feeling overwhelmed or too emotionally attached to an outcome.

  • I go deep into symptoms of needing an outside opinion on tarot readings.
  • I speak to you how stress and overwhelm can cloud your ability to get a clear tarot reading on your own.
  • I also talk about how to give yourself permission to spend your money and energy on self-care even if it’s something that you could, in theory, do for yourself.

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This episode really stressed the importance of knowing when is the right time to get a professional tarot reading. I also discuss issues of self-worth and the challenge that can come up around investing in yourself on something that might seem unnecessary or that you can do yourself. What’s really important to remember is that when we have too much buy-in to the outcome of a reading or too much emotion tied up in it it’s very difficult for even the best readers to find clarity. Outsourcing your tarot reading to a professional shows tremendous wisdom and courage and it can save you a lot of angst. And I also talk about the importance of doing your research before choosing a reader and making sure that you understand the service that you are purchasing so that you aren’t disappointed and you can get the maximum clarity through that tarot reading.

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Tarot and Astrology as a Language & Embodying the Four of Cups with Brady Waller


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In this episode, I am joined by my guest, Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Author, Brady Waller. Brady and I talk about astrology and tarot as a language and how that is woven through all of the sessions they do and the work they teach. We also do a really beautiful deep dive on the suit of cups and how Brady has been working with the energy of the Four of Cups. We talk about the struggle that’s inherent in expressing emotion and sitting with discomfort And how, often the path of the cups is the hardest for us to walk.

  • We discuss being raised in a conservative environment and how you can start to grow your own roots outside of that.
  • We discuss how intuition is really just a conversation with yourself and how astrology and tarot give language to that conversation.
  • We discuss their upcoming program USastrology and how it can help us all process our feelings and frustrations around the upcoming election in the US.
  • We have a really fun conversation about the astrology of characters on the Netflix show “Anne with an E”.

 

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Work with Brady:

http://Themythiclandscape.com and on Instagram.com/themythiclandscape for their USastology workshops

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Navigating Relationships with the Tarot


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For episode 7 of Living Tarot, I dive into one of the most popular types of readings I do, relationship and love tarot readings.   We all know that when it comes to matters of the heart we can all be extra sensitive.

  • I discuss some of the hangups that people have about asking for relationship advice in a tarot reading.
  • I also talk about how important it is to normalize reading tarot to look into your love life, and how it can offer valuable perspectives on your motivations and your partners, and how to get clear action steps and problem solving insights.
  • Relationships are complex and that’s why I also discuss a variety of ways to ask questions and how to approach a reading to deepen your connection and more towards understanding – which goes above and beyond just romantic relationships.
  • I also give some pointers on asking about your love life if you are looking for love.

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