Update and Words of Good Intent: Oracle Card Reading


Hi, all. First, I want to let you know that on October 1, I will be getting back to doing the Daily Tarot Readings.

In the meantime, today I wanted to share with you this oracle card reading using the Amenti Oracle deck. Lately, there has been a lot of interesting and powerful energy swirling around us. Like me, you may have experienced this energy through events in your own personal life. In another example, we just have to look at the devastation in the Bahamas after hurricane Dorian for evidence of this energy’s intensity.

It may not seem like much, but a few words coming from a place of good intentions can go a long way in someone’s life. Watch the video for a few words of inspiration that I hope will help as you navigate life. Please like, comment, share, and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

 

In search of cherry blossoms


My mom passed away on August 21, 2019. My sister and I were honored to be at her bedside as she made her transition. It was a beautiful moment that I will never forget. I wrote this blog post in 2014 on my poetry site. I cherish this and all my memories of my mom.

A. D. Joyce

This spring has been a little chilly for us in New Jersey so our famed cherry blossoms still haven’t reached their peak bloom. But I visited Branch Brook Park in Newark anyway this morning after helping my mother run some errands. Branch Brook has the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the U. S. but today in some spots, the display was a bit anemic …

IMG_1057IMG_1019Some trees, though not in full bloom, were lovely nonetheless …

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IMG_1096IMG_1022Yep, that’s my mom. She’s 87, which gives me a little hope for longevity.

Of course I had to throw in some random selfies …

IMG_1034My mom learned the word “selfie” while watching the recent Academy Awards, so she was happy to take some with me …

IMG_1043By the way, I just love the type of people who kindly offer to take pictures of you with your own camera. (Why do they…

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Daily Tarot on Hold


Hi, everyone. I have to take a break from doing the Daily Tarot Readings for a while. My mother is quite ill and I need to conserve my energy to deal with that situation. I also am putting a hold on doing personal readings.

However, I will be back as soon as I can. I’ll keep you posted about that. I do have some material ready for the Saturday YouTube videos, so I may continue to upload there weekly.  We’ll see. Also, I will still check in when I can on social media (scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page for the Follow Us social media links).

I want to thank all of you the blog followers and regular visitors to this site for your support, kindness and patience. Your presence inspires me and it’s always an honor to read for you. Feel free to message me at any time. I’ll talk to you soon.

The Root Chakra: How to Balance the Root Chakra


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The root chakra is an energy center located in the base of the spine. The root chakra resonates with the color red. Spiritually and emotionally, the root chakra It is related to our basic survival instinct, our confidence, our sense of feeling grounded, and how we deal with conflict. When energy is flowing through it properly, just as the name suggests, the root chakra gives us a sense of security, stability and foundation.

The root chakra is linked to the parts of our body that give us stability and strength and that helps us survive as human beings. The body parts associated with the root chakra include the adrenal glands (which produce adrenaline, the hormone that plays a part in the flight or fight response); as well as the perineum, anus, large intestine; and the bones, with an emphasis on the spine; The root chakra is also associated with the legs and feet as they connect our physical bodies to the our planet, the earth, just like the roots of a tree.

And just as the root chakra is related to the parts of our body that give us stability, a balanced and open root chakra helps us to feel grounded and stable emotionally and spiritually. An underactive or overactive root chakra can play a part in psychological and physical conditions related to not feeling secure or supported. Spiritual/emotional signs that there may be an imbalance of the root chakra include anger issues, fear, insecurities, feeling ungrounded, abandonment issues, not being able to make your own decisions, depression, anxiety, hypochondria, addictions, phobias, apathy, lethargy, panic attacks, eating disorders, and obsessions.

Physical signs that there may be an imbalance of the root chakra include being overweight or underweight, hemorrhoids, arthritis, constipation, lower back pain, and knee troubles.

Simple everyday events and interactions with people can be the trigger to upset the balance of the root chakra. However, feeling triggered is often a symptom of a larger issue. These issues can stem back to childhood issues related to family instability or feelings of abandonment, or it could be recent life events such as ending a relationship or losing a job.

Understand that you must be aware of your emotional reactions when you feel them and aware of any physical manifestations of an imbalance in order for these methods to be effective. Also, make it a point to consistently practice those chakra balancing exercises until you feel a change. Even though you will have to reconcile the core issues that contributed to the imbalance, once you start doing these simple practices, the deeper meaning of your root chakra blockage will be revealed to you in a loving way that will not be painful but liberating. Remember: Chakra balancing is a work in progress.

Simple ways to re-balance your root chakra are to walk barefoot, go outside and spend some time in nature, and gardening. Body massages, with a focus on the lower back and feet, are also great ways to free up blocked energy or to calm overactive energy.

Eating root foods can also help balance the root chakra. Root foods are the ones that grow underneath the soil, such as potatoes, carrots, beets, and onions. Also, since the root chakra resonates with the color red, eating red foods can be beneficial as well. This include cherries, red peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, pomegranates, and red grapes.

Another thing to do is to incorporate red into your day-to-day life. Wear red items of clothing, or add red items to your home décor such as a chair, a rug, curtains, bed sheets or a red floral arrangement to put on your coffee table.

You also can balance the root chakra by sitting quietly for a few minutes each day and simply visualize the color red. Meditating while holding crystals, carrying crystals in your pocket or purse as you go about your daily activities, and wearing crystal jewelry is also a great way to balance your chakras. In the case of the root chakra, red crystals such as garnet, carnelian, red jasper, and red tiger’s eye are effective. However, black crystals are also powerful for grounding. Some black crystals include Apache tear, black tourmaline and hematite. Bloodstone, which is a green stone with spots of red hematite, is also a good root chakra stone, and so is labradorite, which contains many colors on the spectrum and therefore is thought to affect the root chakra and other chakras, as well.

Finally, each chakra vibrates to a specific frequency and resonates with different sounds. Therefore, one way to tap into the sound vibration of the root chakra is to listen to binaural beats made specifically for that chakra.

Daily Tarot Reading for August 16, 2019


The Tarot cards for today are the Four of Swords (Healing) and the Sun (Angel of Happiness). For all you spiritual warriors out there who are doing everything you can to live your best life, enjoy a moment of happiness. The spiritual path is not always easy but now is the time to take a look at what you have gained in the process and to rejoice in how far you have come.

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Daily Tarot Reading for August 15, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Two of Pentacles (Juggling). Happy Full Moon! Now is the time to start juggling priorities. Instead of putting new ideas in motion, now is the time to help those ideas reach their potential. Keep any new ideas in mind to begin working on in the next new moon cycle.

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Daily Tarot Reading for August 14, 2019


The Tarot cards for today are the Moon (Angel of Dreams) and the World (Angel of Success). This is a wonderful combination of energies as we head into tomorrow’s full moon. Everything that you have worked hard to manifest over the past 2 weeks is set to appear in reality during the upcoming full moon cycle. Get ready for your dreams to come true!

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Daily Tarot Reading for August 13, 2019


The Tarot cards for today are the Page of Swords (Gossip) and the Two of Pentacles (Juggling). Work hard, have fun, but spend your money wisely. Don’t fall for get rich quick schemes and other’s people’s ideas of how you should spend your money. Use your common “cents.”

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Daily Tarot Reading for August 12, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Two of Wands (Progress). A work or creative partnership, or a new romantic relationship is making good progress. But don’t stop there. Keep building on that progress to reach higher heights. The sky’s the limit!

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Chakras and the Chakra System: The Basics


Learn about chakras and the chakra system, and how chakra alignment is important to spiritual, mental, and physical health. Click here if you would like a Chakra Tarot Reading to find out how well your chakras are working together.

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