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Winter2013 * New Year2014 DesertStar TarotScopes

DesertStar TarotScopes


Winter 2013 * New Year 2014

aries1 (March 20 – April 19)

This is a season of Spiritual Awakening for you, Aries. Take the time to release that which is no longer needed and direct your focus and attention within. There is a whole other world waiting for you to discover – one that you are now prepared to accept and willing to embrace. Spend time in Meditation. You are being shown how to create and accept Abundance – your financial situation will heal as fast as you allow!

taurus2(April 19 – May 20)

There is a heightened sense of emotion surrounding you at this time, as well as the need for forgiveness. This situation is rooted in an emotional experience with a family member. Be open to the gifts within the situation, and allow yourself to feel peace – there is a positive resolution to this conflict. The New Year brings forth new beginnings as well as a relationship that will continue to grow closer.

gemini2(May 20 – June 21)

This is a time of reevaluation for you, Gemini – remember to keep your eyes open to the possibilities that life has to offer. The purpose of your life is to serve in a way that brings great joy to yourself and others. Don’t worry about finding your purpose. Instead, focus upon serving a purpose, and then your purpose will serve you.

cancer2(June 21 – July 22)

Through self-realization you may feel that you are involved in something that is no longer working for you – learn what you can from this situation and be thankful for the experience. A sense of empowerment will follow once the decision is made to break away from what is holding you back. Remember to allow yourself to be open to love, romance and new possibilities.

leo2(July 22 – August 22)

The path is clear for you to receive the Abundance that is flowing your way – this may come to you in the form of unexpected money, a salary increase, or promotion. It is also a favorable time for you to make an investment, Leo. In regards to health; there is a sense of improvement within the New Year. Remember to have confidence in both yourself and your endeavors!

virgo2(August 22 – September 22)

Review and evaluate; it is time to move into a new direction. Make thoughtful judgments regarding your life, and then make confident choices. There is also a need for your strength and truthfulness with the other people involved – communicate clearly your needs and expectations. This situation is an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. Rest easy, Virgo, knowing that you’ve prepared well.

libra2(Sept 22 – October 23)

Abundance awaits you! Endeavors that you begin now will lead to success. Self-employment suits your disposition and intentions – working for yourself allows you to better follow your intuition. You have the ideas, the drive, and the self-discipline required for entrepreneurial work, so fully commit to succeeding in your new business! Vibrant physical and/or emotional health surrounds you at this time.

scorpio2(October 23 – November 22)

It may be too soon to move forward, or it’s possible you’re procrastinating and missing perfect timing; thoroughly examine the truth of this situation and review the timeline of your actions. Remain in a calm and receptive state, without worrying about the exact nature of your desire’s manifestation. A quiet mind and body hears quickly and clearly – be open to the experience and listen.

sagittarius2(November 22 – December 21)

You’ve received a wonderful idea that is real and trustworthy, Sagittarius – it is safe to make changes and move forward. New career opportunities will present themselves to you at this time. The Universe loves a grateful heart and rewards gratitude with more abundance – you may be the recipient of this bounty, or you may be the giver.

capricorn2(December 21 – January 20)

Release the fears that are holding you back. The sun sets and rises each day, and it’s the same with the avenues in your life. See the beauty within each sunset in your life, and know that the sun will also rise again tomorrow. Endings are merely the start of a new beginning – know and understand that you are protected and guided through each phase and cycle.

aquarius2(January 20 – February 19)

Your soul desires only to joyfully serve, and to swim in a constant stream of bliss. This stream continuously feeds you everything you need. Begin this New Year by placing your entire focus upon staying in this stream of giving and receiving in every situation and in all that you do. Nurture yourself and others – use your natural talents, passions, and interests to help others or some vital cause.

pisces2(February 19- March 20)

Your thoughts and feelings about the past may be holding you back – you’re repeating a pattern because of unfinished emotions. It’s time to set this burden down, Pisces. Keep only the lessons and the love, and leave everything else behind. Forgive and move on to end painful patterns; release the toxic feelings in exchange for peace. Emotional and material needs are met at this time.


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December 2013 ~ Gemstone: Sodalite


Pronunciation: \ˈsō-də-ˌlīt\

Color: Blue or gray, but can be white,yellowish,reddish,greenish

Appearance: massive or granular habits

Source: Bahia, Brazil, Canada, Namibia, India, USA


Sodalite is a stone of insight, helping one penetrate paradox and contradiction in order to form a new synthesis of thought. It enhances the mental powers of analysis, intuition, observation and creativity and is stimulating to one’s latent genius. It facilitates self-discipline, efficiency, organization and structure in research and other mental pursuits. It is an excellent stone for writers, business people, teachers, students, psychologists and those who delve into philosophy.

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Sodalite

Keywords: Access to subconscious and intuitive abilities, enhanced insight and mental performance, deepened intuition

Sodalite is one of the stones of the deep journey. It provides insight into the self and a dispassionate assessment of one’s motivations, strengths, weaknesses,desires, gifts and patterns of personal destiny. It stimulates psychic vision and multileveled understanding, sparking the ‘aha!’ moments wherein one sees the pattern that connects the inner and outer worlds and the events that happen in both places at once.

As a stone of insight and pattern recognition, Sodalite can aid astrologers, numerologists, tarot readers, as well as those who consult other Oracles. It helps one translate the archetypal patterns revealed in the oracles into meaningful understanding regarding the events in earthly life. It also helps intuitive readers assess the personalities and energy patterns of their clients.

Sodalite can increase one’s capacity for intuition. It increases the frequency and accuracy of one’s ‘hunches’ and gives one confidence in one’s inner knowing. It helps one to let go of the self-judgement that causes second-guessing. It also facilitates entering a deep meditative state and opens the subconscious. This helps one recall and heal wounds from the past and receive symbolic imagery from the wise part of the self that communicates without words.

GemStone Healing Combinations

For insight, intuition and increased mental ability, Sodalite harmonizes with Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, Siberian Blue Quartz, Blue Sapphire and Lazulite. Moldavite brings a higher vibration and a transformational intensity to aid Sodalite in its work. Phenacite, Scolecite, Natrolite, Danburite and Herderite all work to bring Sodalite’s powerful mental and psychic activation to a higher spiritual level.

Healing Properties of Sodalite

Sodalite evokes images from deep within the subconscious, enabling one to perceive one’s core lessons in this lifetime and to understand where one is on the path to completing them. Sodalite acts as a guide or inner travels- through meditation, dream time, or shamanic journeying. It aids one in staying focused on the moment, without being distracted by past or future concerns. Sodalite helps one integrate all aspects of oneself into the now, so one may use all one’s learning and experiences to deal with the lesson at hand. Sodalite can be effective in achieving hypnotic or trance states. It removes one from the pressures and worries of life and allows one to sink deeply into the subconscious and unconscious minds. It can be used to help one recall one’s dreams or to practice lucid dreaming.


Sodalite helps one to perceive where one’s path lies. It acts as a ‘signpost’ on one’s personal journey, helping one become immersed in the experience of spiritual growth, without obsessing on the ‘magic tricks’ that can go with one’s awakening. For instance, it can open one’s psychic perception, yet  prevent one from becoming egoic about one’s psychic abilities. Sodalite is good for psychic protection and can also clear electromagnetic smog.


Sodalite cultivates detachment from the concerns and worries of everyday life. It can reduce stress and anxiety by allowing one to see one’s reality from a higher, more serene perspective. Sodalite can stabilize emotions, bringing emotional balance and a calming influence. It can help those who are defensive or oversensitive and boosts self-esteem, self-trust and self-acceptance. Sodalite can also help to release fears, phobias and guilt.


Sodalite can be used to help support the regulation of blood pressure, easing water retention and improving cellular hydration. Sodalite is particularly good for cleansing the lymphatic system and organs and therefore is beneficial for and boosts the immune system. It can treat the throat, vocal chords and larynx. It is also a helpful stone for balancing the metabolism and relieving digestive disorders. Sodalite can also help to reduce fevers.


My mind is fully awakened on all levels and working at its highest capacity.




6th — 3rd Eye





Vibrates to the Number





healing, peace, meditation, wisdom

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The Book of Stones; Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian,,navitascrystals

12.21.13 Winter Solstice Cosmic Oracle

DesertStar Winter Solstice Cosmic Oracle


IMG_20131227_143027_490-1Pandora ~ Gift of Hope

The Heroine’s Journey

While the journey of the Sun through the constellations inspired the heroic quest, the changing phases of the Moon direct the heroine. Guided by lunar instincts, the heroine follows destiny’s course through the passages and periods of life, revealing archetypal truths about human condition.



Pandora inspires us to tap our inner reservoirs of faith and hope to support us through difficult times. On a divinatory level, the card augurs a healing balm after recent difficulties.

Feminine Wisdom

No matter how painful and devastating events may be, the goddess bestows her benevolent gift of renewal through the auspices of faith and hope.

Winter Solstice * Venus Retrograde


wintersol2013Venus in Capricorn will turn retrograde a few hours after Winter Solstice on December 21st for 40 days, when it will sink into the Sun’s light to be reborn as a Morning Star. Venus goes direct on January 31, 2014 at 14* Capricorn

One look at her stunning visual brilliance and it’s certainly no surprise the ancients named her in honor of the goddess of beauty and desire.  For those so attuned to the magical and energetic pulsations of the cosmos, one glance at Venus creates a slight tug on your heart chakra.

Venus has a powerful magnetic appeal and resonance. Aside from her obvious visual beauty in the heavens, her cycle around the Sun, from our geocentric perspective, is mind boggling in its precision, perfection and accuracy.

Venus’ synodic cycle forms a near perfect rose shaped pattern. And within this perfectly symmetrical natural formation lies a stunning pentagram–each end formed by her retrograde stations that alternate between five zodiac signs.

The cycle of Venus moves to a very predictable rhythm and beat, with her retrogrades occurring in approximately the same location (within 2 or 3 degrees) every eight years.

As Venus travels through the great firmament, she weaves a beautifully intricate web that interconnects various timelines. She weaves our fate, so you could say, and when Venus turns retrograde many ‘fated’ encounters begin to emerge from the shadows of time.

New people, or creatures, with a familiar vibe suddenly emerge. Have we met them before? Perhaps from another life—perhaps a long time ago in another dimensional plane of existence, or another planet, maybe.

That sense of familiarity is important, and it’s all that matters. From that point on you know: there’s some important business to settle, some desire to exhaust fully.

Venus is magnetic and attractive. These connections reemerge because of this attractive force field inherent to the psyche…When Venus turns retrograde, we must re-connect bridges we may have burned but regretted. We must balance the scales in some way.

We turn our gaze backward; our ‘karma’ attracts some ‘unfinished business‘ with a particular association or experience our soul [or maybe ego] felt was incomplete, unresolved or unfulfilled. Something deeply fateful begins or comes to conclusion.

Either way, the pain, the joy, or the indifference is curiously familiar. It’s all happened before. This is a familiar crossroads. There was a lesson we didn’t learn, and now we get a chance to see it.

When Venus turns retrograde, as with all retrogrades, we must reassess some things. With Venus one keyword is reevaluation.

Our value system gets scrutinized, by ourselves or by others. Our relationships reveal shadows and blind-spots we usually push aside to keep the peace or to maintain a veneer of social grace or politeness.

A Venus retrograde can bring about a reevaluation of issues of dependency, self-sufficiency and emotional communication within relationships. Whether her dark side or light side emerges, something shifts, something changes. Values are called into question, as well as the personal sense of feeling valuable, lovable and worthy.

This retrograde cycle can be incredibly useful because it helps to create or reevaluate strategies to effectively and precisely break free of controlling or stifling circumstances.

The seriousness and focus of Capricorn lends well to getting to the bottom line, dealing honestly and authentically with things we don’t usually see, and very efficiently dealing with unresolved and deeply embedded karmic issues.

In addition to her conjunction with Pluto, Venus will oppose Jupiter in Cancer. The past and the future are at odds here. A desire to mature, grow up and restructure our lives finds a strong counter desire to remain in the past, to keep from rocking the boat.

But while Venus is retrograde, we must keep in mind that this is a natural time of reflection and reassessment. The ghosts of the past come out to bring us messages and reveal lessons.

This is a highly growth oriented cycle…This may be more of a time for intimacy with oneself, to practically restructure personal goals, relationship needs, and inherent values. This may also be a time of sorting through or processing painful emotional material.

With the presence of Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, this is a cycle that deeply emphasizes letting go and allowing those decaying elements to leave our experience.

With Venus turning backwards, there may be a profound change of heart. There may be a need to face deeply embedded fears and realities that our holding us back. Whatever happens, Capricorn, and its ruler Saturn, teach us about trust.

Can we trust the process at hand? Can we trust that letting go will eventually lead to something new and rewarding?

Venus Retrograde Apothecary Suggestions


As you reevaluate what you value, write about it in a journal. Since the energy of Venus retrograde is more internal than external, writing at this time may be especially helpful as a way to express pent-up energies. Plus, it will help your thoughts and feelings to become clearer, and you’ll have a record of your reflections that you can turn to in the future. While typing your thoughts into a computer may work well, consider using an actual journal; the tactile and tangible beauty of paper is well matched to Venusian aesthetics.

Collage project

Even for those who consider themselves not artistically inclined, a collage project can be a wonderfully therapeutic and relaxing activity to partake in while Venus is retrograde. Not only is making a collage a creative expression, but it can be a great vehicle for inventive problem solving. For this aim, focus on a challenge in a relationship for which you seek a solution. Holding the relationship in your mind’s eye, cut out words and images from old magazines and newspapers that reflect aspects of the situation as well as its potential resolution. Glue these to poster board adding fabric, shells, charms, or other small bric-a-brac in an arrangement that makes sense to you. This type of project honors the retrograde energy really nicely because we can repurpose material objects, finding a new value for them as they help us create a work of art that can offer some insight and clarity. Remember that there is no right or wrong here when it comes to the collage; just use your imagination and allow your creativity to flow in your quest for discovery.

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Cathy Pagano,Chad Woodward,

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