This month’s deck is not your typical tarot, but it is actually an oracle deck. Entitled Nature’s Wisdom Oracle by Mindy Lighthipe. I found the cards easy to read and interpret. Mindy previously established herself through Schiffer Publishing as a children’s book author having written and illustrated the book Mother Monarch which tells the story of a monarch butterfly’s lifecycle from egg to chrysalis and beyond. Also there are instructions in the back of the book as to how to create your own garden to attract these vibrant creatures. So it comes as no surprise that she created a deck themed by nature, this earth child has lent her artistic talents to a truly inspiring endeavor. I have to say Bravo! Fabulous job! I encourage those who read this blog and have an interest in oracle decks to check this one out. It is worth the price.
As I am using an oracle deck this time around the layout of the Tarotscopes will be slightly varied rather than doing three cards I will only be doing one as a theme for the month.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) – Happy Birthday Pisces! The card that comes up for you this month is the Bat…no not like baseball. Oftentimes people view the bat as being evil, what with it’s mysterious habits, connections to vampire legend and of course it’s creepy leathery wings. But these little villain is actually quite the hero, a bat can eat up to 600 mosquitoes in an hour’s time, he comes to you to remind you that even though situations may look trying or malevolent, there are benefits to it. Don’t let fear hold you back, embrace the lesson, go forward with confidence even through the most troubling of times this month!
Aries (March 21 - April 20) – You are a Blue-Footed Booby, c’mon how many times have you wanted to say that? HaHa. This animal reminds you to find the humor in the situations surrounding you. Honestly now is the time to kick back, relax and laugh.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20) – The Coyote can adapt to any situation and this month the powerful animal lends you this ability. Do not be afraid to change strategies and try new situations! Now is the time to test your adaptability!
Gemini (May 21 - June 21) – The Dragonfly greets you this month bringing with it the power of change and transformation. No change is not always comfortable but it is well worth it, the dragonfly represents the gap between the conscious and subconscious minds. Don’t be surprised if you are more emotionally sensitive this month as your subconscious tries to help you deal with stress and causes you to invite change!
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) – Be the Sloth!!! No I didn’t say be slothful, although I suppose that could work too! The sloth’s motto “I’m going to take my time and everything comes in it’s own time.” The point of the matter sloth is trying to make is don’t put to much pressure on yourself and RELAX! Now is not the time to get stressed over minor details or even big events. It is time to just let universe take over and see how things unfold!
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) – Typically I go by Mr. Aesop and tell people to look before you leap but this month the Frog is coming to you and saying,” Just go for it!” You’ve been thinking about possible changes for a while and you are holding yourself back. Stop thinking, now is the time for action!
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) – Your card for this month is the Raven, many people doubted this birds incredible intelligence. Use your quick mind to make the next few critical decisions, use logic rather than feelings. There will be a lot of researching, and discovery going on this month for you!
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - A beautiful Orchid is yours for this month, but it's meaning is not one of joy or happiness but rather, obsession. Whether it be infatuation or stewing about a person who did you wrong the Orchid asks you to look over your current relationships and situations to be sure that you aren't obsessing.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - The Passion Flower comes to you for the month of March reminding you to let your unique talents, and personality shine! Now is not the time to 'fit in' or squash those characteristics that make you uniquely you!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) - The Hummingbird zips around your head giving you a lot of energy this month. You may be feeling extremely restless this month, but your challenge is to learn to channel that energy towards something truly productive. Be careful not to use it all up at once though!
Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) - The Snake joins you during the month of March to give the gift of healing. Be sure to take time out for yourself as your body tries to expel toxins, and the snake works towards bringing you to full health.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - The Mushroom come through for March warning you to be extra cautious when it comes to making decisions this month. Impulsive action will lead toward certain disaster, research all of the angles before jumping into a deal!
*images used with permission from Schiffer Publishing