Every new moon, we get a beautiful opportunity for a fresh start. The new moon is the time of the lunar cycle where we get to dream, vision, and set intentions for what we would like to heal, manifest, and create for the new cycle. Cards, whether oracle or tarot (learn all about the difference between oracle & tarot cards and how to choose here), can be a powerful way to help us gain clarity and understand how to work with the whole cycle holistically. Keep scrolling for your new moon card spread and to learn how to work with... Continue Reading
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About Eryn Johnson
Eryn is a mystic and seeker currently based in Philadelphia. She teaches yoga, reads tarot, does reiki energy healing, and loves to write. She is also the host of the Living Open podcast, and if she’s not teaching yoga or reading tarot you can probably find her in a crystal shop, buying plane tickets, or googling someone’s birth chart. Follow along with her adventures on Instagram at @erynj_ and at www.living-open.com.
Every Mercury retrograde, it feels like the whole internet goes crazy (including Instagram crashing, the technology breakdowns with Mercury retrograde are real!) for a while with memes blaming a whole slew of problems on Mercury retrograde. But the fact is, Mercury goes retrograde a few times a year every year, and it can be an incredibly potent time for your growth and transformation if you treat it as such. I really believe that all cosmic events happen for us, not to us, and we can let them have power over us or we can view them as empowering invitations to... Continue Reading
Tarot birth cards, also called soul cards, are cards based on the numerology of your birthday that can give you more information about who you are. Birth cards can give you more information about your identity, your inner world, and your journey in this lifetime including your potential, key themes, strengths, and struggles. Keep reading to learn how to calculate your cards and discover their meanings! HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR BIRTH CARD(S) As with most things in tarot, there is no hard and fast rule on calculating birth cards. There are a couple of methods, and here I’m going to... Continue Reading
It’s officially Gemini season, meaning that our new moon this month is in Gemini. Quick tip: whenever we have a new moon, the moon will be in the same sign as the sun. The new moon is our blank slate of the cycle. This month, it’s happening on June 3rd. We’ve cleared and released over the waning and dark moon, bringing us into a fresh, ace-like space at the new moon for dreaming, visioning, and imagining. What do you want to heal, call in, and create more of this cycle? What habits do you want to create, what patterns are... Continue Reading
So you’re learning astrology and you understand the planets and the astrological signs in your birth chart or natal chart. Beautiful! Now you’re ready to mix in another piece of the puzzle: houses. [To download your own free printable birth chart, click here.] WHAT ARE THE ASTROLOGICAL HOUSES & HOW TO FIND THEM IN YOUR CHART If you look at your birth chart, you’ll see that it’s divided up into 12 pie pieces. You should see a circle in the middle of the chart with some lines, and branching out from that circle are the pie pieces. Each of these... Continue Reading