All posts by Adriene (A. D. Joyce)

About Adriene (A. D. Joyce)

Adriene (A. D.) Joyce is a poet, freelance editor/writer, spiritual consultant, and tarot reader.

Daily Tarot Reading for October 21, 2019


Hi, everyone! The Tarot card for today is the Five of Cups. The meaning of this card centers on disappointment and loss. And if that is how you feel today. not to worry. This card is also about hope because there is always something, no matter how small, that you still have. So keep that in mind during your time of sadness. Once you are over your grief, those things will be there for you to look forward to.

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The Throat Chakra


The throat chakra is located at the neck above the collarbone. The throat chakra resonates with the color blue. The body parts associated with the throat chakra include the throat, neck, ears, jaw, mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, and thyroid gland.

The throat chakra relates to the way we communicate and, on a deeper level, how we maintain authentic relationships. It is not just about how we express ourselves to others, but also how well we listen to what others have to say. The throat chakra governs sound, creative self-expression, the ability to speak our inner truth with honesty, processing information, and divine guidance.

When energy is flowing through the throat chakra properly, you feel comfortable expressing yourself, you have no problem asking for what you want, you easily and respectfully speak your truth, you are creative, and you are a good listener.

Life experiences that can lead to an imbalance of the throat chakra may date back to childhood and include growing up in a family where you were discouraged from expressing yourself, if your opinions were not valued, and if you faced criticism or ridicule.

Spiritual/emotional signs that there may be an imbalance of the throat chakra include being dishonest, uncommunicative, and shy, social anxiety and feeling disempowered, or on the other hand, aggressively pushing your opinions onto other people.

Physical signs that there may be an imbalance of the throat chakra include addiction, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, hearing problems, tonsillitis, and ear infections.

There are relatively easy ways to begin to re-balance your throat chakra. But first, understand that you must be aware of your emotional and physical reactions when you feel them in order for these methods to be effective. Be mindful and intentional about your chakra work. 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 throat blockage will be revealed to you in a way that will make resolving these issues easier. Remember: Chakra balancing is a work in progress.

Singing is a great way to balance the throat chakra. Also, if speaking your truth out loud is hard for you, write your thoughts down in a daily journal or diary as a way to express yourself. Going in the other direction, if you feel called to do so, dedicate a few hours or more to not talking.

If you meditate, sit quietly for a few minutes and simply visualize the color blue. Also, meditating while holding crystals, carrying crystals in your pocket or purse as you go about your daily activities, and wearing crystal jewelry are also great ways to balance your chakras. The throat chakra resonates with blue crystals such as blue kyanite, larimar, tanzanite, azurite, aquamarine, and lapis lazuli.

Eating blueberries, blue grapes, and blackberries can also help rebalance the throat chakra, as well as fruit that grows on trees, including currants, kiwifruit, apples, grapefruit, lemons, pears, plums, peaches, figs, and apricots.

Another thing to do is to incorporate the color blue into your day-to-day life. Wear blue items of clothing, or add blue items to your home décor such as a furniture, cups, curtains, or even a blanket.

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

Daily Tarot Reading for October 18, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Six of Swords. This could be a period of time where you are moving away from a stressful or chaotic situation to one that is calmer. This is in keeping with the full moon cycle we are in, where things that no longer serve us are being released in our life. Know that your decision to let go and seek a safe environment is one of the ways for you to practice self love.

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Daily Tarot Reading for October 17, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Hierophant. The Hierophant card shows the image of a spiritual teacher. So today may be a chance for you to look at your own religious or spiritual beliefs. Are there any outdated beliefs that you can eliminate from your life? Are the some practices you would like to try or get back into? Think about it, then adjust your practices if you need to.

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Daily Tarot Reading for October 16, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Ten of Cups. The Ten of Cups represents  strong emotional ties and healthy relationships with family, friends, or significant others. Take some time today to appreciate the people in your life who are truly there for you in good times and bad.  Give them an extra hug or “I love you.”

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Daily Tarot Reading for October 15, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Nine of Swords. Are you stressed out and in panic mode? First, take a deep breath. Get into you heart space and try to feel more instead of overthink. You may discover which problems are real and which ones are a result of you overreacting.

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Daily Tarot Reading for October 14, 2019


Hi, everyone and Happy Full Moon! The Tarot card for today is the Eight of Swords. After yesterday’s full moon, it is time to let go of limiting ideas and situations so that you can truly enjoy the fruits of your labor. The Eight of Swords is all about feeling limited in some way. Understand that  these limiting thoughts and fears can be overcome by simply taking that first step forward, and then another and another…

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The Heart Chakra: How to Balance the Heart Chakra


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The heart chakra is an energy center located in the middle of the chest. The heart chakra resonates with the color green. The body parts associated with the heart chakra include the heart, breasts, lungs, diaphragm, ribs, chest, thymus, circulatory system, shoulders, arms, and hands. Spiritually and emotionally, the heart chakra is related to the ultimate guiding principle of universal love, which includes kindness, forgiveness, hope, self love, universal consciousness, emotional balance, and empathy.

When energy is flowing through the heart chakra properly, you appreciate the beauty that is all around you and you feel deeply connected to everything.

Life experiences that can lead to an imbalance include breakups, death of a loved one, abuse, and rejection. Stress, illness, and overthinking can also cause an imbalance of the heart chakra.

Spiritual and emotional signs that there may be an imbalance of the heart chakra include despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, feeling withdrawn or antisocial, codependency, holding grudges, and anger.

Physical signs that there may be an imbalance of the heart chakra include heart disease, asthma, lung disease, breast cancers, pneumonia, thymus gland disorders, and upper back/shoulder problems.

There are relatively easy ways to begin to re-balance your heart chakra. But first, understand that you must be aware of your emotional and physical reactions when you feel them in order for these methods to be effective. Be mindful and intentional about your chakra work. 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 heart chakra blockage will be revealed to you in a way that will make resolving these issues easier. Remember: Chakra balancing is a work in progress.

One of the ways to balance the heart chakra is to develop an appreciation of beauty in all its different forms. For example, you can do this by listening to music, visiting museums, watching videos about fashion, and reading novels and poetry. You may want to take a course or seminar on these subjects.

Practice self-care and self love by eating well, getting enough rest, exercising, treating yourself to a spa day—anything that makes you feel special.

Love yourself unconditionally by accepting who you are—as is—body, mind, and spirit.

Reciting affirmations each day can also help. Some affirmations include “I love all of me, without question,” “I am beautiful, I am loved,” “I forgive myself,”  and “I am open to receive love and give love.”

If you meditate, sit quietly for a few minutes and simply visualize the color green. Also, meditating while holding crystals, carrying crystals in your pocket or purse as you go about your daily activities, and wearing crystal jewelry are also great ways to balance your chakras. The heart chakra resonates with green crystals such as bloodstone, jade, malachite, emerald, and moss agate. The heart chakra also resonates with pink crystals like rose quartz, rhodonite, and ruby.

Eating green foods can also help rebalance the hearty chakra. These foods include limes, green apples, avocados, kale, lettuce, spinach, bok choy, collard greens, and broccoli. Don’t forget to use green spices such as basil, thyme, and cilantro.

Another thing to do is to incorporate green or pink into your day-to-day life as in clothing. items of clothing, or items in your home.

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

Daily Tarot Reading for October 11, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Five of Cups. This is a card about disappointment over situations and circumstances that don’t seem to be working out. But consider this: It simply may be that the timing is not right. The Universe always supports your highest good. So after you have shed those tears, try to take comfort in the beauty you have in your life right now.

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Daily Tarot Reading for October 10, 2019


The Tarot for today is the Seven of Pentacles. We are in the last days of the new moon cycle and we are still planting seeds and trying out new things. But we may not think things are moving along fast enough. However, some things take time. So don’t be too quick to give up.

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