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Why the 3 of Swords & Ace of Pentacles are the Perfect Companions!

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I was first introduced to this depiction by Hazellie Wong and immediately upon seeing it, it made perfect sense how well they fit together.  In the Fairy Lights Tarot, Mattioli pairs each card so that together they form a complete painting.  And it's in thinking of the traditional meaning of the the 3 of Swords (pain and sorrow) that some relief can be had in this couplet.  Because with the Ace of Pentacles is an OPPORTUNITY! (Always) I learned this from personal experience at the end of 2014.  I had gone through a breakup in September that left me absolutely distraught,...

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What is a Sun Moon and Rising Sign?

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Ok, so when you're reading your horoscope, for the most complete picture, you should read your Sun, Moon, and Rising sign. You more than likely already know what your Sun sign is, but what is your Moon sign and what even is a Rising you may ask?? (Sample Birth Chart created at Astro.com) Take a look at the image above.  It's a Birth Chart.  And basically what a Birth Chart is, is a snapshot of the sky at the moment you were born.  Pretty awesome right?!?  Most people are familiar with their Sun Sign.  This is the sign, where when people ask,...

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Sun in Aries vs. New Moon in Aries

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The Sun enters the constellation Aries on March 21st and stays there until April 19th, making this the time of Aries.  Remember in this post how we were talking about the difference between Sun, Moon & Rising signs?  This is why people who are born or have a birthday within these dates have a Sun Sign of Aries, because the Sun is there. The dates of Aries are March 21st - April 19th. The Moon is much faster than the Sun.  It moves through the entire zodiac in 28/29 days.  However, it takes the Sun 365/366 days to travel through...

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Solar Eclipse vs. Lunar Eclipse

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We had a Solar Eclipse recently, on March 8th/9th.  And we'll be having a Lunar Eclipse on March 23rd. So what is a Solar Eclipse, right?  And what is a Lunar Eclipse?  And what is the difference? (Total Solar Eclipse pictured above) Simply put, a Solar Eclipse is when the Moon travels in front of the Sun and obscures or blocks its view from the Earth.  The Sun is being eclipsed by the Moon, and the Sun, Moon, and Earth are in perfect alignment.  In the 'Sun in Aries vs. New Moon in Aries' post, we learned that when the Sun and...

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What is a Solar and Saturn Return?

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Remember in the 'What is a Sun, Moon & Rising Sign?' post, I told you what a birth chart is?  A snapshot of the sky at the moment you were born... (Image 1: Sample Birth Chart created at Astro.com) For example, in this sample Birth Chart that we used before, the Sun ⊙ was located in Libra ♎, the Moon ☾ was located in Taurus ♉ etc. One thing to keep in mind is that every planet* has a Return.  And what a Return is, is when a planet* RETURNS to the exact location it was in the moment you were born. (Image 2: Solar Return Sample...

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