Annette NoyesInteresting that this card should appear as spring blooms and Mother Earth works her magic to carry us into a new season of growth…. six of cups reversedWhen the Six of Cups is upright, it brings us fond memories and soft nostalgia about our past. Reversed, we are given a more honest view of the past: those “good ol’ days” weren’t so golden after all. The so called Gilded Age had its own share of problems. Just ask your grandmother about washing clothes…or your great-grandmother. 

If thinking about your childhood evokes “discomfort”, you may need a little assistance getting past some stuff that’s now getting in your way. This can mean a few sessions with a licensed therapist, but it can also mean taking swimming lessons if you’re afraid of the water, tennis lessons if you’re still mortified by your poor performance on the high school tennis team, etc. The point is to remove destructive unconscious thought patterns and replace them with new memories of success. Check to see if you’re still performing certain obligations out of habit, too, because those also fall into “destructive patterns.”

In a nutshell, this card is about facing forward with renewed trust in your future. Enjoy!

 

Happy April, all!

Annette Noyes

The Emerald Box Turtle

Annette Noyes Head Shot 2This card is about clearing the way and overcoming obstacles or opposition to your ideas and/or projects. Part of overcoming will be to stand firm in your convictions. Don’t allow group-think to carry you along with the herd. Rise above; it’s time for some individual action.wands07

The Seven of Wands also indicates that your current “location” may not be best for you. Have you been thinking of opening a business and have a store front picked out? That spot may not bring you the traffic you need to be successful. Review all your research and/or leasing paperwork just to be certain. Alternatively, have you been thinking it’s time to move jobs? March would be a good month to set that change in motion.

Whether you stand up for your intentions, move jobs, or change business locations, it’s all going to be a bit frightening and you’ll struggle with insecurity and doubt. This. Is. Normal! A little trepidation tells you you’re paying attention and the project, business, or job matters to you. Remain calm, resourceful, and above all else true to your Highest Self.

 

Happy March All!

Annette Noyes

The Emerald Box Turtle

Annette Noyes Head Shot 2

four of pentaclesThe Four of Pentacles indicates stability and security for this coming month. Coupled with your integrity and idealism, you're able to build a solid foundation upon which to stand and from which to run your life on the material plane. Being careful and orderly, management of material resources will be wonderfully efficient--you'll be getting big bangs for your bucks.

The caveat with this card is that it teeters on the brink of Scrooge-y-ness. One is tempted to pinch pennies even harder to get an even better result in managing your resources. But the problem with that is you then create a guided cage around yourself and retain too much karmic energy. There must be equal give and take to remain balanced.

So, instead on focussing on the use at all of resources, focus on the proper use. Be generous to others with less because charity is indeed a "proper" use of your resources. And as you give to those with less, you'll find a deeper appreciation of and respect for the bounty within...your intangible abundances.

Have a good month and keep warm!
Annette Noyes
The Emerald Box Turtle
www.theemeraldboxturtle.com

Annette Noyes Head Shot 2The reversed Five of Cups offers a very hopeful outlook for the coming year as you experience recovery from losses. Resistance and disappointments are transformed into something better. Some hard decisions have been (or will be made) and this will allow for difficulty to be overcome. Emotional stability, coping skills, determination, and fortitude lift you out of the muddy mire of victimhood. No more wallowing for you!

five of cups reversedThis card also represents changes in your lifestyle that are more aligned with your True Self. By leaving behind the "woe is me" mentality, you'll be able to get on with the business of being joyful--as we're all meant to be. And in your more joyful state, you'll be more naturally charitable, forgiving, and kind to others and yourself. This will allow for rifts to be healed and hatchets to be buried.

Best wishes for the coming New Year,
Annette Noyes
The Emerald Box Turtle

Annette Noyes Head Shot 2The Empress signifies creation/creativity. She's about fertility of the mind and imagination. With the holiday hubbub over, now is the time for you to pay attention to the bees buzzing in your bonnet. Is this the year you finally open your own business? write your novel? repaint the bathroom? Whatever "creativity" means to you, it's time to examine those ideas. This card heralds productive and prolific energy on the material plane. Therefore, the energy and time is ripe for bringing your dreams out of your head and into your life.

03 empressThe Empress also represents self-care. Just as The Empress cares for her people, she must care for herself. If you think about it, giving, giving, and giving, without thought to receiving, puts you in a state of energetic imbalance. You have to receive just as much as you give! Therefore, practice receiving by accepting your own giving. Give yourself the gift of a nice hot bath, a movie that you want to see, a new purse, etc. If someone wants to take you to lunch, say yes, please, and thank you!!!

During this next month, concentrate on you. No, I don't mean you should abdicate all responsibility. Just make more time for your goals, dreams, and creature comforts. You made the holidays utterly fabulous for everyone else. Now it's "me time."

Best wishes!
Annette Noyes
The Emerald Box Turtle

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