Rise to the challenge!

I figured it wouldn’t be too difficult to catch up with week 2 of #52ancestors! I’ll most likely be posting the next one on the weekend as well. I tend to do most of my research on the weekends; lounging on the couch while my kids and husband play video games! They’ve been enjoying Zelda lately! Since this one is all about a challenge; I thought I’d go with one of my more frustrating surnames; King.

It wasn’t until last July when I finally located my Great-Grandmother’s obituary, that I could definitively connect her with her parents and siblings. Previously to this, I had her mother’s obituary, which has her listed with her fourth husband’s name… BUT my Great-Great Grandmother’s second husband’s name… just happens to be, you guessed it, King. My Great-Grandmother’s step-father’s obituary does have her listed as a child, along with both her full and half-siblings, but her name at the time was that of her third husband, which I haven’t been able to find very much information on this time in her life at all! The multiple marriages and the timing of them really has made it difficult!

Mary Catherine Garlitz, my 2nd Great-Grandmother, was first married to David King. His parents, my 3rd Great-Grandparents, were John King, born around 1806 with death unknown; and, Christena Francis, born April 1834 in Pennsylvania, and passed away on March 15th, 1906, in Upper Tyrone, Fayette, Pennsylvania. I have the 1870 and 1880 censuses that have John, Christena, and their children listed.

1880 U.S. Census, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, South Huntingdon, Enumeration District 119, Page 235B, dwelling number 71, family number 75, John King household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 13 Jan 2018); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll number 1204.

Of course there’s the 1890 frustration! And then, according to the 1900 census, Christena is widowed and living with her son Joseph, his wife, and their family of two children; along with her son John, brother to Joseph. She’s listed as having nine children, with seven of them living. However, I only have been able to find information on six of them. The Garlitz line also has it’s own set of challenges, but we’ll save that for another day!

So here’s where the challenge has comes about. There are “Potential Father/Mother” hints on Ancestry that has John’s parents as Samuel King and Hannah Missimer. While I have looked into the censuses of the Westmoreland and Fayette counties rather extensively, I haven’t really been able to associate a paper trail without it being rather speculative. Trying to locate newspaper articles leads to an endless amount of frustration! Seriously, there’s a LOT of John King’s in the area, AND there’s some other clues that have parts of the family relocating to Ohio! However, since I have my DNA matches, I DO have matches to other’s that have Samuel and Hannah in their trees on both Ancestry and MyHeritage! I haven’t gathered all the matches to the trees yet, but I am hoping to narrow this line down with the help of DNAPainter! If I can figure this out; it may potentially open up 5 more generations leading me back to Ireland and England!

Now there’s kinda a part 2 as well.. and that’s my own personal goal/challenge! Which is… to hopefully *fingers crossed* join the Associated Daughters of Early American Witches before the end of the year! According to the website; “The Purpose of the Society is: – to search for and preserve the names of those accused of witchery in that portion of Colonial America now the United States of America; – to locate the living female descendants of all witches who were accused in the American colonies prior to published records of same.”. I think that in itself is fantastic! But can I just say that the swag is pretty awesome looking too!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed one of my many tree challenges! If you have King’s in your tree, or Garlitz, or ties to Fayette and Westmoreland counties; I’d love to see if we can make a connection! Email me any questions or comments!! Hope you had a great weekend!

Spirited Searching and Many Blessings!!
Andi

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First of all…

img_1274It’s been a while!! And there’s been a LOT that’s snowballed.. For one, I have a 15 year old that’s already in college now! EEEeeekk!! But super exciting things have happened, and I just can’t foresee them not continuing. WHERE to even start?!

Soooo.. incredibly long story, short; a while back I was working on a project having to do with meditation, energy work/Reiki, and karmic connections. And while the  metaphysical realm has been my primary business for the last 18 years; for the last couple of years, I’ve also been working on family trees and helping adoptees, and non-adoptees, track down family. Genealogy always been an interest of mine since I love history and hearing of people’s stories and experiences! Mix in the witchy-ness of ancestral gratitude and BAM! It’s just another one of those things that brings about connection. But maybe I’m just weird… And lemme tell ya, there’s absolutely some interesting characters in both mine and my husband’s families.. past and present! But, we all have them.

And then, after getting my DNA test done back in 2017, there had DEFINITELY been some interesting experiences to say the least! Both spiritually and with connecting with new people I would have never known I was related to! Things really started getting pretty interesting once I had the brilliant idea to start comparing the astrological side of things to the events that seemed to be re-occurring within different family lines. And really, that lead me to wanting to study the more academic side of genealogy. I’ve taken plenty of classes for astrology, tarot, reiki, etc., why not look into getting certified in genealogy?!

So… last year I enrolled in the Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research. It. Was. GRUELING. I’m pretty sure it was about 5-6 weeks in I sobbed to my husband, “WHAT THE F#@K WAS I THINKING?!”. At the end, I passed with a B! There definitely were plenty of tears shed, but persistence pays/paid off! I haven’t applied for certification yet, but I’m taking a minor break and gathering info so that I can within the next few months.

Ok, let me pause right here real quick to say; I’m TOTALLY blaming this on transiting Saturn (5H- creative, fun) making a trine to Mars (1H- self, personality) that happened from February to November for me; and it had also made a trine to Chiron (9H- multigenerational, higher education) from March to December. Pretty much the timing of when I made the decision, enrolled, and finished. Yep, me and Saturn are close friends…

Wait a sec Andi.. Is there going to be GENEALOGY stuff that you’re posting?! Yes. But don’t worry, the witchy metaphysical stuff will be here too! ESPECIALLY some karmic work! Because if there’s something I’ve definitely noticed within the last 2 years it’s many people wondering just who they really are… This is also the reason for the site name change too. It’s the most simplistic way I describe myself when I think of my BEing! And it’ll make more sense as things go along.. maybe!? LOL! Anyways, I think that’s a long enough rambling to what’s been up! And while I might be a couple days behind, here we are with the FIRST of posts for #52ancestors…

Family of Edward C. .jpgI’d like to introduce you to my Great-great Grandmother; Sarah Edwards Cisler… and as you can see in the picture, her parents and siblings! So actually, you’re getting to meet a whole family. But, Sarah is the one were gonna focus on! She was born on the Edwards farm close to Rinard Mills, Ohio; on January 1st, 1853,  and passed away at the age of 68, on May 18th, 1921.

Education seems to be rather important within the family; Sarah received a school education and at the age of 16 had become a teacher and taught three terms. With her being a Capricorn Sun, with a Virgo Moon, it’s understandable to see how she would accomplish this! At the age of 23, on October 28th, 1875, she married Nathan Cisler and over the course of 18 years they had 9 children. I’d mention which child I’m related to… but that might spoil some fun later!

One of the reasons I wanted to start with her was because they’re the first one’s I started with because they’re my Grandmother’s family and she is the one that originally had me interested in genealogy when I was younger and her family had already done quite a bit of the research, pre-internet days. Sarah, would have been my Grandma’s Grandma.. and I wonder if they were able to spend time together as much as I had with my Grandparents? I also feel lucky and grateful that I’m able to see a picture of my 3x Great-Grandparents!!! I mean, c’mon they were born in 1826 and 1828! That’s getting close to 200 years ago! I thought it was incredibly fortuitous that Sarah was born on January 1st. But another thing with her.. beside being a teacher, she was a writer and poet as well. Is she the only one within the family? Nope, obviously. But I can definitely see where I have acquired some of my interests now!!

Here is some of the poetry Sarah had written when her parents had passed on, that came from her diary, and was shared by a cousin on Ancestry.

poetry by sarah edwards

In following back on the Edwards line, I have two more generations within the same area that I’ve been able to place. My 4th Great-Grandfather, Edward Edwards, not Sarah’s father above in the picture, but HIS father; was born the 5th of November, 1790, in Maryland; and passed away at the age of 36, on March 13, 1827, in Washington County, Ohio. Unfortunately for my 3rd Great-Grandfather, Sarah’s father; his father’s death occurred only a few months after he was born.

I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into some of my ancestors. And while I have offered insights of the stars and future for many years; it’s now the time to blend it together more with remembrance of roots and experience from the past! As always, I’m open to receiving your email for any questions or comments!

Many Blessings!
Andi

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Venus enters Cancer

Venus_CancerVenus enters into Cancer on June 17th until July 12th, and it’s going to feel like it’s all about securing what is valuable and eliminating what isn’t! Saturn is also making it’s second square to Neptune this day; further bringing that feeling of needing structure and security to be long lasting, but wanting to meet starry-eyed expectations and actually being able to deliver on them might bring a hinderance. If you’ve felt you were pouring water into a bucket with holes, you’ll be able to see how that way of doing things isn’t serving any purpose or bringing the changes needed and how to better dive into your pool of resources.

While Venus thrived on the energy of others while in Gemini, now in Cancer she’s wants to build some self-reliance to become Queen of the castle! The Sun however, is still holding onto the Gemini energy for a couple more days until it enters Cancer on the 20th. Memories may come rushing in at this time and the emotional range will be vastly DEEP; churning like the tides from love/hate, pleasure/pain, logic/emotion, etc.. Subconsciously and instinctively reacting to situations leads to the trust in your ability to make decisions and how you’re needing to deal with others. The persistent and tenacious energy can lend to wholehearted nurturing, but if not safeguarded can lead to overpowering demands that feel like water eroding rock.

Venus also has phases, like the Moon and she recently reached her Full cycle on June 6th at 16º Gemini 36’. So while she may have been further from the Earth, she was closer to the Sun and receiving the light to shine on what is truly important to the beauty of life. The Sabian Symbol at this time is; 17º Gemini: The head of a robust youth changes into that of a mature thinker.

This natural progression from charming Mercurial participation in outer superficial associations gives way to an intense realization of deeper encouragement of self nurturing. Growth will come in crabwise waves, bringing with it ways to cultivate the inborn wisdom into seasoned, experienced realities for one and all.

-June 27th-
Venus trine Neptune: Fantasies and daydreams can easily lead to indulging in comfort. Be careful putting too much significance in things of little substance. Impermanence is heightened and activities feel done more with compassion, but may lead to little results.

-June 30th-
Venus opposition Pluto: Intense emotions come through from concealed conflicts. Time to get the crab out of the shell and deal with the real issues under the surface before they get more out of hand. Consequences will be long lasting whether dealt with now or later.

-July 1st-
Venus sextile Jupiter: Life feels blissful and abundant. Hope and faith bring about positive attitudes of manifesting the next steps easily. Social events feel more welcoming and time spent with others leads to more understanding and connectedness.

-July 6th-
Venus trine Mars: Balancing wants and needs seems like a piece of cake! Your passions lead the way as you look to help and be of assistance. Action comes about fluidly in making things more appealing in tasks for yourself and others.

-July 7th-
Venus square Uranus: Patience and flexibility in dealing with others is tested. Look for new experiences and ways of doing things, but be careful not to lose sight or under appreciate what you already have as emotions are unstable and arguments are easy to come by today!

-July 12th-
Venus enters Leo

If you’re wondering how Venus will be affecting you, you can enter in your natal information at astro.com and see where Venus is in your chart. Then you will look to see which house occupies the sign of Cancer You can also adjust the chart settings to show your transits to see exactly where Venus is transiting through your chart! A simple google search of “venus cancer  transit + your house #” will start you off on getting some good information. Cafe Astrology is a great source! Of course, you can always contact me at facebook or email if you’d like me to take a look at your chart as well!

Many Blessings!
Andi

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Neptune Retrograde

excalibur-neptuneThe yearly cycle of Neptune turning retrograde is upon us early next week on the 13th and this one could really stir up some indecisiveness regarding boundaries! But let’s take a quick jaunt back to when Neptune entered Pisces in April 2011 and we were given an optimistic glimpse of what was to come; but maybe what was forgotten at that time was just how deep Pisces in the mighty Ruler of the Sea can be! And then when Neptune retrograded back into Aquarius in November that year, we were being reminded that we were going to need to set aside differences to unite and work together.

Last year on November 26th, the first of three squares of Saturn in Sagittarius to Neptune began; “A Girl Blowing a Bugle” and while the U.N. Climate Talks at the time may have been a wake-up call to protect Mother Nature and what is vital for everyone, there is a woman that’s been blowing quite the bugle right now! Hillary Clinton announced her presidential campaign a few months earlier in April 2015 as Mars made a sextile to Neptune, bringing some decisive action to dream big as the first female President! And then what else had happened in November? Oh, only the Democratic debates! See how things are lining up here?!

So while Neptune usually spends around half the year moving forward, there’s still a good chunk retrograding, leaving aspirations to be reviewed with new revelations and redemption continually happening. Sacrifices being made will need to be done without egotistical agendas, otherwise the burden becomes to great to bare with an overwhelming breakdown. But a fine balance between the reality vs. the illusions of situations could lead to less reliance on there being hope for change and falling back into destructive habits! Stay with the trust in your intuition and there’ll be an evolution in where the potential is being seen, sought out, and then implemented when it’s been reliable through and through.

Now with Neptune turning retrograde at 13° Pisces, and the second square occurring with Saturn a few days later on the 17th; the Sabian Symbol “A Sword in a Museum” expresses the remnants that remain from battle. While the sword can be used in creating destruction or as defense, the consequences encountered were different for every side involved. We can also be reminded that “The pen is mightier than the sword.” at this time when we’re hoping that truth will prevail through uncertainties with swift justice. It’s going to be important not to get too caught up in any collective drama or spontaneity to forcibly change the perspectives that have been in place. Though it may feel like you’re trying to please everyone in not creating waves by pulling Excalibur from the stone, your willpower is just as strong as anyone else! Share the knowledge and understanding with others and draw upon the strength from the past in the times of turmoil by remembering that learning from the struggle and continuing to apply those lessons was just as important as going through it!

While Neptune can take it’s time to bring the understanding through the undercurrents to the surface, we’re able plan for what’s motivating us while continually being inspired. Don’t forget, it sometimes important to come up for air though! So if you have any questions regarding how Neptune could be affecting you or how you can slay your dragons, you can reach me at facebook or email!

Many Blessings!!
Andi

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Mercury in Gemini

mercury-satelliteMercury is one happy camper after last month’s retrograde and now while in it’s ruling sign, clear, perceptive thinking and communication is happening more easily. You’ll have to utilize this energy quickly since it only lasts from the 12th until June 29th! With things coming along more rationally, try not to lose sight of the little things that are sentimental and meaningful to the bigger picture. Curiosity is intensified and will be HIGHLY stimulating during this time; thoughts, speech, images; don’t avoid what’s different to keep yourself at a distance to observe rather than participate. Step out of the safety zone that Mercury in Taurus had you in and give yourself some more breathing room to experiment with what can work for you!

You’ll still need to make some tough decisions on where to put your time and efforts or it might just all get scattered to the wind without any real substance. Originality is key to making sure that your message is heard, but if you come across inauthentic then all meaning gets lost along with the trust! Manipulation will be blindingly obvious, so there won’t be any faking it til you make it for anyone! Staying quiet in order to keep the peace only results in confrontation at a later time. Being open and radically honest in your communication can bring about more change and understanding than you thought was possible. Be yourself and you’ll have the right people having your back in times of need.

While the first week of Mercury moving into Gemini is rather quiet transit wise, things will start to pick up on the 20th when it starts reminding that there’s still real work to be done and not just a bunch of wishful thinking! Harness the energy and do it, to it!

-June 20th-
Mercury square Neptune: Confusion of purpose could lead to neglecting responsibilities. Idealization of outcomes might lead to being lost in fantasy. Come back to Earth! Complete  honesty needed at this time. No sneaky actions go unnoticed!

Mercury opposition Saturn: Serious or critical thoughts bring about a lack of compassion. Longing for a place in the world gives focus to isolation or loneliness. Mentally taxed by fleeting thoughts of the past. Interruptions bring frustration in believing in outcome.

-June 22nd-
Mercury square Jupiter: Finding it hard to say no results in some poor judgment. Big plans arising could result with sloppy execution. Arrogance brings no relief and expectations need to be flexible. Easier to be lazy today and remember to relax and enjoy the smaller victories!

-June 26th-
Mercury sextile Uranus: Technology can be a benefit or bane. Excitement to break routine and try new things. New experiences lead to discoveries of reworking habits to tackle old issues in new ways. Ingenuity combines with intuition.

-June 29th-
Mercury enters Cancer: Coming soon! 😉

Hopefully this zippy transit gives you the energy needed to bring about clarity and keep things inspirationally motivating! If you’re curious as to how you’ll be more personally affected by what’s happening in the skies, feel free to send me a message at Facebook or email and we can take a look at how to best work the energy to your needs!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Andi

 

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New Moon in Gemini

New Moon’s are always a time of new beginnings and the cycle of the energy that builds from one New Moon to the next helps to paint a picture of what is possible to manifest and I think this gorgeous watercolor looked rather fitting for the energy of the upcoming Gemini New Moon on June 4th!

While this Gemini/Sagittarius axis culminates at the Sagittarius Full Moon at the Summer Solstice, right now is at a focal “center point” of the Gemini energy. This Sabian Symbol deals with so much persistence and being able to benefit from what’s right in front of us.

“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ~Aristotle

So while this is a lunar “start”, it is also a time when things are at a solar middle ground for what you have available to utilize. But this New Moon also faces a challenging t-square configurations between Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune!

Expect for knowledge to gained and lessons to be learned through relating to others this New Moon rather than experiencing it from past repetitive practices, though repetition will still make an impact. Practice makes perfect! Someone will need to lead and someone will follow, but a greater perspective will be gained through sharing and staying persistent in bringing about new ways of doing things. Be clever in your approach to difficulty and see the humor when things may go amiss or when toes get stepped on, but there’s also some lessons to be learned in the distraction and it’ll bring you closer to being on the same page with others. You might find yourself relying on your intuition to read between the lines. This is a potent time of letting go of ego and working together to solidify common goals for what lies ahead in the future! Release the fears and dance into the exhilaration that life will bring!

 

Aries – The Moon in your 3rd house, Gemini’s ruling house, brings you a boost of confidence that you can make things different if you put in the effort. But your ruler Mars is retrograde in your 8th house of regeneration and has you a little hesitant that it’s going to be worth it. You’ll have to start somewhere though if you’re going to get anywhere. Let go of insecurities and blaze yourself a trail of happiness!

THEME SONG: Jurassic 5 – Jurass Finish First

Taurus – As the New Moon glides through your 2nd house, your thoughts of self-worth lead you wondering and worrying about what you can accomplish and bring about. Keep it simple and focus on the skills that have built your foundation! There’s no shame in asking for help if you need it or aren’t understanding the next steps you’re needing to take. You only have to prove to yourself what you’re capable of, no one else.

THEME SONG: Craig David – Rise & Fall

Gemini – It’s your Moon! And if you’re experiencing rapid changes of thoughts and emotions; shake it off and start again. While you’re not at a loss of words, not everyone shares your viewpoint and it could make you a little restless if you feel you’re needing to prove a point. Stay true to yourself even if it’s feeling as though you’re not fitting others mold. It’s not your fault if they can’t keep up with your sharp wit!

THEME SONG: Taylor Swift – Shake it Off

Cancer – Being ruled by the Moon, this one gracing your 12th house of unconsciousness has you running on auto-pilot! That’s not to say things can’t be exceptional, but your awareness comes from the tidal give and take and ingenuity will need to come about from your own hard work. Even if others have you wanting to retreat into your shell, you’re still able to make time to transcend any negativity to feel a connection with all.

THEME SONG: Muse – Sunburn

Leo – This Moon is stirring things up in your 11th house of hopes and dreams leading you to wonder if you’re stuck in a mode of wishful thinking or actually believing you’re creating your reality. Don’t rush through things even if you think you have it all figured out as things are going to be very mercurial and rather capricious at times! Acknowledge the journey you’re on and those around that make it the most enjoyable!

THEME SONG: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

Virgo – If you’re questioning who you’re meant to be, with the Moon in your 10th house of reputation, you might find yourself feeling stuck in meeting the expectations of others. Intimidation usually doesn’t leave you distressed, but it could be as though you’re feeling in the wrong for a change. Try not to get stuck in senseless tunnel vision and look to someone else that can help guide you from your understanding and widen your viewpoint.

THEME SONG: Cake – The Distance

Libra – You’re really about to live your intentions with the Moon in your 9th house of ideals! Your ruling planet Venus is also square to Jupiter giving you deeper insight to see things through with the motivation that started when the Sun moved into Gemini. Now that the Moon is lending it’s emotional strength, you’ll have the comfort in knowing your choices are best for you and there’s no guilt in living life the happiest you know is possible! Let your positive inspiration spread!

THEME SONG: Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Scorpio – The change you’ve been wanting is more easily able to come about with the Moon in your 8th house of transformation. But don’t be resistant if it seems to be coming about in a way you weren’t envisioning. You can’t have a fire without something to burn! Let go a little of control and delve into new streams of consciousness and the more you embrace what seems unusual, the more you will see a metamorphosis happen within and outside yourself!

THEME SONG: Evanescence – Bring Me To Life

Sagittarius – You might be questioning what others bring to your life and what you give in return with the Moon in your 7th house of relationships. Especially with both the Sun and Moon also making a square to your ruler Jupiter in your 10th house of authority! But don’t be too upset if you feel things aren’t measuring up to others connections. Everyone needs to make their own decisions in the options they’re given.

THEME SONG: Tegan and Sara Ft. The Lonely Island – Everything Is Awesome

Capricorn – This Gemini New Moon in your 6th house of habits opposing your ruler Saturn in your 12th house of undoing has everything getting a shakedown, shaken up, and generally just stirred into chaos! But before you throw your hands up in despair, give yourself the chance to regain your footing and actually breathe. You’ll be able to breathe some new life into your daily routines if you remember the reason why you started doing them in the first place!

THEME SONG: Carrie Underwood – Something in the Water

Aquarius – You’ll find it easier to identify with others with the Moon in your 5th house of self-expression. Positivity is coloring things like a kaleidoscope on multiple levels and you’ll need to be aware that others might not be seeing or understanding things in the same way that you’re trying to express. While you might not take it personally, you might not be taken all that seriously either. This still won’t distract you from showing others the spice of life!

THEME SONG: Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling

Pisces – Things may seem unsettled with the Moon in your 4th house of tradition and you want to feel as though you have more support and security. Just watch that you don’t become too attached to the idea of what could be rather than what is. Building stronger foundations with others could seem daunting, but it’s still important to continue nurturing yourself and others if you’re going to see things grow into the genuine connection you’re looking for.

THEME SONG: Rachel Platten – Fight Song

 

I hope everyone enjoys the tunes and that the New Moon cycle treats you fantastic and helps open up experiences that will help break down barriers to more understanding and realization of what is capable through combined talents! If you have any questions regarding how the planets are affecting you personally, you can reach me at facebook or email!

Many Blessings!!
Andi

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June Overview – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn

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Can you say WHAT HAPPENED?!? I know I can! And honestly after reading through the last two posts, I can see where things should’ve been a little clearer… 2015 was indeed a BEAUTIFUL year now looking back, but it definitely wasn’t the easiest. It was more akin to being like that glorious quote from Anne Brontë. But yeah Every Rose Has It’s Thorn and talk about gaining some scars from the thorns! Yeesh! But here we are almost part way through 2016 and this year’s word is Solace. While there has been plenty of comfort, there’s really more work needing to be done and with today being my Lunar Return along with Retrograde Mars entering back into Scorpio, my natal 4th house, well.. it’s time to regenerate some roots!

June starts off with clearing any remnants of the Mercury retrograde that just occurred and a liveliness leads a feeling as though anything can be accomplished with the Sun and Venus in Gemini! Just don’t spread yourself thin between too many choices! Mars in Scorpio provides the motivation to work on acquiring and updating your skills though you’ll need to be careful not to be over obsessive about your goals. Mercury briefly joins the Sun and Venus in Gemini on the 12th as it changes signs bringing with it more fuel to unrestrained optimism, while Neptune finally turns direct the following day! But expect some challenges on the 17th as Venus moves into committed Cancer while Saturn squares off with Neptune making it difficult to see how reality and fantasy can co-exist and manifest into something stable and secure. The energy of the Sun’s movement into Cancer on the 20th culminates along with the Solstice Full Moon in the last degree Sagittarius. This Full Moon ends what was established with the Flower Full Moon (seeing them roses and thorns some more now?) from May 21st that was the first degree of Sagittarius and brought about questions of beliefs and ideals. Take the time this month to see things through so that the life you *think* can happen, actually DOES spark into manifested destiny!

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radiantrw_knightpentsrAries – Knight of Pentacles (R) – With the Sun in your 3rd house of ideas you may find it difficult to remain composed but you’ll really need to focus to stay in control. Even if things seem desperate, try to find some hope in knowing things don’t need completely switched up to keep moving forward. Stay to your own group before trying to expand into another social circle with how you think things should be done or you could be met with harsh resistance. You can only expect to go as far as you’re willing to allow others help you, but trust and consistency with friendships also depend on how much you’re willing to put into it too!

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Ace of SwordsTaurus – Ace of Swords – The truth shall set you free, but first it’ll piss you off could be your mantra this month with the Sun in your 2nd house of self-worth, and you’ll need to be aware of any changing opinions. It may feel as though you have to fight to prove your point, but you’ll have a better reception with grace and ease once Mercury leaves your sign. While you like to keep things as stable and routine as possible, it will be time to move past any insecurities and take the lead in brushing up on any skills you’ve been neglecting. Take this renewed courage and cut out any BS that’s holding you back!

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Seven of PentaclesGemini – Seven of Pentacles (R) – A little patience is needed while working towards goals, so don’t give up before reaching the finish line and do the best that you can while the Sun is in your sign! If you’re questioning what the point in your efforts are, you might need to step back and decide if this is the right path at all! It’s up to you to decide how much energy to put in with what you want to receive and achieve and you don’t need to settle for what’s convenient. If your heart isn’t into it than the fruits will lose it’s sweetness and will taste sour for the labor!

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The World reversedCancer – The World (R) – Don’t worry if you can’t see the trees through the forest just yet! By the time the Sun moves into your sign on the 20th things will make a lot more sense, but it may feel like a struggle to keep up with responsibilities and get things done. Stay flexible while the Sun finishes out it’s time in your 12th house of subconscious and you’ll be able to see more clearly what is working and what won’t in the transformations that are taking place. Make sure that you don’t become complacent in feeling like your efforts aren’t being valuable or appreciated and remember that every little piece of a puzzle is important.

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Knight of Swords reversedLeo – Knight of Swords (R) – You can’t get along with or make everyone happy 100% of the time! Even if you’re feeling justified you’ll need to be careful with the Sun in your 11th house of friendship that you don’t give into other’s negativity or it may feel like you’re arguing with a wall. But if you’re compromising your ideals, you’ll need to step back to have a better understanding and perspective of what you’re dealing with if it feels uncomfortable to you. Don’t try so hard for people to like you or you’ll have more explaining to do when your true feelings come to light! Stand proud for what you believe in!

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Queen of Wands reversedVirgo – Queen of Wands (R) – Goals might seem outright exhausting with the Sun in 10th house of responsibilities and you might be needing more attention and less concerned in taking control with situations. This could lead to resentment if others are seeing you as selfish but you’re genuinely needing their assistance. Take a deep breath, before trying to have any meaningful discussions! It might be important to re-evaluate expectations or how you see the “rules” in order to get your wants and needs met and if communication continues feeling strained, take the time to listen rather than proving your point and there could be more common ground than appears to be there.

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King of SwordsLibra – King of Swords – The Sun in your 9th house of truth and philosophy brings about new, clear ideas with rational judgement making decisions this month easy to manage. Others see your confidence and may seek out your assistance in helping them to see the bigger picture. But it could weigh heavily on you if you allow them to become too dependent and while you have a reasonable understanding of situations, becoming too involved could lead to taking accountability for their decisions. Just make sure that you keep a balance in your own experiences with being open to new adventures that will continue guiding you with your purpose!

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Nine of WandsScorpio – Nine of Wands – With the Sun in your 8th house of transformation right now you’re ready to jump over the Moon, but it’ll be better to take action once the Sun moves into Cancer on the 20th when you’ll feel less scattered and a better understanding of where the path is leading. If you’re frustrated from questioning where the path has come from, remember that you’ve laid the blueprints for what’s being manifested! Set aside any vulnerabilities and someone will be able to boost your confidence in knowing you’ve thought things through enough. Just because you can’t see the forest for the trees doesn’t mean to burn it all down!

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Eight of WandsSagittarius – Eight of Wands – Working together with others to reach your goals will be key with the Sun in your 7th house of partnerships, but everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and you’ll need to be aware of where they are. New changes are able to happen easily if necessary, but continue staying focused on the tasks at hand or you may end up with more disappointment than excitement with what’s going on. If you’re trying to prove to others how much you can take on, aggravation more than accomplishment might come about but the distractions will easily fade away if you remember to ask for help when needed. No man is an island!

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Death reversedCapricorn – Death (R) – The old ways of doing things is coming to an end and as much as you might want to catch a break this month; with the Sun in your 6th house of routines and daily life, you might be a little reluctant to change. If you find yourself insecure in making decisions, you could have better luck going with the path of resistance to see what new opportunities can shake you from your rut. Try not to have a pessimistic attitude if things seem as though they’re trudging along without you. The emotional and physical frustration and stagnation shall pass and you’ll find a more rewarding way of appreciating the journey you’re on!

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Ace of CupsAquarius – Ace of Cups – Your cup is overflowing with giving as the Sun breezes through your 5th house of inspiration. The support and caring you receive further brings you an emotional boost of confidence and you’ll be moving through this month with fun and ease. Creative projects may help take you into new social circles that will further encourage the connections you have with others and renews the ingenuity that you may have felt has been lacking lately. Make sure that you do take time to yourself to reflect on how far that you’ve come and accomplished and you’ll see the deeper intentions from your dreams continuing to be realized!

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The Tower reversedPisces – The Tower (R) – Life may seem to be rather surprising this month and some inner turmoil causes friction in your 4th house of stability. You’ll need to be more sincere in communicating the uncertainty of your own thoughts and others actions. Seeing what will be beneficial and what isn’t currently working will lead you to more of where, what, and who you’re needing to put your effort into for the long term. But if you’re needing to defend past decisions, it could be the time to re-evaluate if those choices are now being beneficial or if you’re needing to let go of what’s keeping you from building something stronger and more secure for yourself.

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So now, please stop back on by for a spell or six! There will be some things switching up and while I do have some things planned, if there’s anything I’ve been getting from the Universe lately is; “Planned road trips are nice, but it’s better to enjoy the ride.” I hope y’all have an awesome extended weekend!

Blessings!

Andi

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