Annette Noyes Head Shot 2December 2019 

75The Three of Pentacles represents work/professional situations. When reversed, the energy therein goes off the rails. Therefore, expect conflict among those who should be working together, which then causes delays. Management level workers are not immune to the situation and will probably offer poor guidance and criticism rather than solving a problem at its root.
 
I see this as the norm for the holiday season. Everyone is stressed about getting everything done to create a "perfect" celebration of a particular holiday. This private stress spills into the professional world and makes everyone cranky and disagreeable. Also, some may try to selfishly take extra days off to ease their own burden, but it simply shifts the burden onto other co-workers.
 
What to do? Self-care, self-care, and more self-care. No, you don't get to be the one taking extra days off. You'll be the one who interacts with all those Scrooges with humility  and courtesy. How is that fair, you ask? Because reacting with ease and confidence to a heated situation keeps you from becoming tense and soothes everyone else's temper as well. If you must, stay out of the break room and simply do your work to your very best ability. Let the chaos rage around you but don't participate. You be the island of calm for others and yourself.
 
Happy Holidays!
Annette Noyes

Annette Noyes Head Shot 2November 2018

This card is often called the "wish" card and is considered to be exceptionally fortuitous. Creativity abounds and the energies are stable for manifesting dreams. Just be careful of complacency or resting on your laurels as things go your way. Making your wishes come true still takes work.

image.pngThe above mentioned fortune is lovely, but the more important aspect of this card is the gratifying emotional happiness indicated here. Once you take full responsibility for and control of your happiness, the sky is the limit! You can choose to be happy living in your car or in a mansion. You can choose to be happy dining on mac-n-cheese or caviar. When you become the master of your joy, then it becomes very easy to share that joy in random acts of kindness. And guess what? With every act of kindness, you feel more joy!

Big love to you all!
Annette Noyes
The Emerald Box Turtle

Annette Noyes Head Shot 2October 2018

Sometimes The Tower can indicate a disaster lurking around the corner. Fortunately, I don't see that for us this month. What I do see is incredible invigorating energy that makes us ambitious and courageous about what we want to do next. With this card, our creativity is pushing us to take action. We simply cannot deny this kick in the pants! Forward motion is inevitable with this greater awareness of new visions as something languishing on the back burner is suddenly ready to come front and center.tower

In addition to this explosion of energy, some structures and patterns in your life will change. I don't mean the house is going to fall down, I'm talking social structures and norms that have been in place in your life for a while. There will be an opportunity to cast off burdensome obstacles or responsibilities, which in turn will release tension and free the spirit from limiting circumstances.

This month is going to provide a long over-due opportunity for personal growth and progress. Self-assertion and self-motivation will push you to MOVE. Therefore, experiment with new living conditions (rearrange the furniture, paint the walls), ideas, and personal appearance (new hair, make-up, clothing styles). Just because the year is on the wane, it doesn't mean we should begin hibernating now. There's simply too much pumpkin spice stuff we have to incorporate into our lives!

Happy October everyone!
Annette Noyes
The Emerald Box Turtle

cupsworldAnnette Noyes Head Shot 2September 2018

Two cards came into my fingers this time around and they combine into a pretty exciting prophesy for the month of September!

The Seven of Cups represents fantasy and wishful thinking. After all, we cannot invent new things, make plans for the future, or create change in our lives until we conceive the idea in our imaginations. This purposeful dreaming is the first steps to the “different than what is now” that we’re looking for. Because EVERYthing is possible in our own imaginations, you’ll need to apply logic, deliberation, and intelligence (granted in abundance by this card) to discern what is actually a viable option and what is merely a pipe dream. These decisions are going to be complicated, so be patient, and be honest with yourself—unrealistic attitudes will only lead you astray.

The World is basically your “thumbs up” validation that you can do this! This card offers even more potential for total realization, expansion, fulfillment, and accomplishment. The special quality of this card allows you to see the big picture made up of all the little, seemingly random, pieces. You’ll be able to integrate the various parts to create your unique whole through practical use of your current knowledge. The World is assuring you that you’re in the right place at the right time, with everything you need, to manifest your dreams. Click to Tweet

Happy September everyone!
Annette Noyes
The Emerald Box Turtle
www.theemeraldboxturtle.com

Annette Noyes Head Shot 2August 2018
kgsurxThe king chosen for this month's card represents mature, action-oriented energy. As in, he knows what he wants and how to get it. The card's suit signifies intellectual activity and analysis. You may be driven by bright ideas and know exactly how to make them happen. You won't see any obstacles to getting funding or approval for your project because you've looked at it from every angle and see a clear path forward.
 
Unfortunately, this single-minded approach to your goal can make you impatient and overbearing. You will need to deal with others along your way, but they'll seem so slow and stupid. Be aware of their feelings. Also, be aware of your own feelings! You may be perfectly nice to everyone else but hold yourself to impossible standards. You can be just as (if not more so) hypercritical and unforgiving of yourself as you can be of others.
 
Therefore, it's vital that you make time to relax your mind by doing something with your body--but perhaps not solitary exercise such as running, biking, or swimming. But, but, but...you do your best thinking on your run/swim/bike ride! That's my point; a rousing game of volleyball will have you concentrating on the ball and your fellow players and not on what's going through your head. Read a book, go to a movie, play fetch with your dog, or anything to get out of your head. This month's mental energy is going to be unrelenting and intense, and therefore you'll need to balance your overactive mind with other activities. Click to Tweet
 
Annette Noyes
The Emerald Box Turtle
www.theemeraldboxturtle.com