To Spreads to connect with yourself, and your deck during troubling times

Connect with yourself on a deeper level by pulling a tarot card!

Tarot is a magical tool that connects you to your subconscious ancient knowledge. 

Here are my top spreads for when I am wanting to connect with my deck!

  1. One card Pull – pull a card and think about yourself in that card. 
  2. Two Card Pull – Have the cards Have a conversation
  3. Three card pull – Past, present,  future – Where was I yesterday, where am I today, where will I be tomorrow?
  4. Four Card pull – dive deeper into your concerns

Examples:

One Card Pull

Think about what your intuition is telling you about the answer before you even pull your card

When you’re working with a solo card, you have the ability to really delve into what it’s message could be. And again, grant yourself the kindness to be honest about what it could mean. Like I didn’t super love pulling The Hermit for 10 months straight after a break-up, but I honor what it’s telling me, and I’m committed to what it’s saying.

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For my one card pull I pulled the Page of Pentacles! When the Page of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, you are tapping into your ability to manifest a personal goal or dream and may be in the midst of a new project such as a hobby, business venture, or the start of a new educational experience. You are excited about the possibilities and potential of what you put your mind to, knowing you can create whatever you want with focused intention and action. Hell Yes, I am feeling this today. I am feeling so inspired to share my gifts and my talents with the world!

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Two Card Pull

Then see what you’re being invited to understand about the situation that you may not be consciously aware of. The Two-Card Cross handy in moments when you feel stuck and you don’t know why, or you want to get to the heart of an issue, or you want advice for your next step forwards. It’s also a lovely ‘overview’ spread, for those times you want a wee snapshot of where you’re at – and because it’s so small, it folds perfectly into a daily tarot ritual.

The two cards I pulled are: Six of Cups and The Hierophant! 

The Six of Cups often shows an increased level of harmony and cooperation in your relationships. You are ready to give and receive, without expectation. You are also willing to give each other the benefit of the doubt, having moved on from the challenging emotions of the Five of Cups. It’s time to turn over a new leaf and start afresh from a more positive place.

The Hierophant Tarot card often speaks to group membership or being part of an institution. You may enjoy a deep sense of comfort being surrounded by people who have well-established belief systems and explicit values. Finding them may be as significant as exploring a new church or religious group, or as simple as joining a gym or online Tarot community. This card is about identifying with others and a way of thinking that will prompt further learning.

Three Card Pull

  • Past, Present, Future
  • You, Your Path, Your Potential
  • You, Relationship, Partner
  • Situation, Action, Outcome
  • Idea, Process, Aspiration

Great info about three card spreads HERE 

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Four Card Pull

Tarot Spread for when you’re Anxious

Are you feeling anxious? I am geez! What a crazy time to be a human flesh bucket on a spinning chunk of rock around a star! What a while ride the last couple of years have been. It’s not just you! You know what helps? A Tarot reading Are these uncertain times messing with your head? Take a deep breath. Grab your Tarot deck and do this quick Reading!

Shuffle your cards and try to take deep breaths. On a flat surface lay out 4 cards.

1. Card to reflect on! – ground you life with this card
2. Card Resembling the Challenge ( reframed) – this card is giving you anxiety, but refram what is troubling you
3. Card for Solution
4. Card for Future

Cards I pulled 11/15/21-

  1. Seven of Pentacles
  2. Eight of Swords
  3. Queen of Wands
  4. Ten of Pentacles

My interpretation: The Seven of Pentacles shows you understand the value of putting in time and energy now for longer-term rewards and have a strong desire to invest in sustainable results. I have been in a habit of looking for quick wins. You also want to make sure you are putting your attention on the right areas instead of wasting time and effort on tasks that will not deliver any value. This is something I struggle with. I want to do everything for everyone and then I end up empty and nothing left for myself.  When this card appears in a Tarot reading, see it as an invitation to step back from the day-to-day operations and look at the bigger picture. Celebrate what you have created and assess your progress so far. Are you on track? Are you focused on the right tasks for your goal? I have really taken the last two weeks to focus in on my business and make it my priority. It’s good to have my focusing card about goals because for me that where I feel like I should be focused.

I am not going to lie when I drew the Eight of Swords cards I felt a little nervous. The Eight of Swords reveals that you feel trapped and restricted by your circumstances. You believe your options are limited with no clear path out. You might be in an unfulfilling job, an abusive relationship, a significant amount of debt or a situation way out of alignment with your inner being. You are now trapped between a rock and a hard place, with no resolution available. However, take note that the woman in the card is not entirely imprisoned by the eight swords around her, and if she wanted to escape, she could. She merely needs to remove the blindfold and free herself from the self-imposed bindings that hold her back. This card is exactly how I have been feeling. Rather than focusing on the gratitude in my life, I have been focusing on what I don’t have. It’s crazy. I have so much and I am so fortunate, The challenge of the card her is to reframe how you see it. The Eight of Swords reversed suggests that limiting self-beliefs plague you, preventing you from moving forward. You may tell yourself that you do not deserve to be wealthy, preventing yourself from receiving financial abundance even if it’s offered to you. Or you might conclude you are too old to lose weight, leaving you unhappy with your body and your health. The beliefs you hold about yourself are preventing you from achieving your personal goals. In light of this, change your belief system. Catch yourself when you are in a negative thought pattern and break the cycle. I have the power to break my negative cycle.

The solution card I drew was Queen of wands. (which is literally one of my favorite cards! Shes got a back cat AND sunflowers? I love her! The Queen of Wands reminds you that you are upbeat, courageous, and determined. You are here to see through your creative visions and life purpose, even in the face of adversity and challenge. Highly self-actualised and self-aware, you know how to best channel your strengths and weaknesses to achieve your goals. You are optimistic and full of ideas to share with others. You know what you want and how to get it, and are masterful at engaging with others to achieve your goals. Stay fiercely determined and focused on your goals while being friendly and optimistic with those around you. The Queen of Wands asks you to be bold in your undertakings and actions. Don’t be afraid to own your real power and put it out into the world. You have so much to offer – so shine your light bright! Believe in yourself and what you stand for, and don’t be afraid to speak up and be heard. No one will silence you. This is such a great solution card. I need to believe in myself.

The ten of pentacles is a reassuring future card. The Ten of Pentacles is a positive sign that you have reached a point of completion and accomplishment in your journey. As a Pentacles card, this sense of accomplishment is likely to be the result of a successful career path, smart financial investments, a stable home environment and a possible committed and long-term relationship. You have accumulated wealth and abundance through your hard work and dedication and can now relish sharing this wealth with others. This is one of those cards that promise everything will eventually come together and you will be proud of everything you achieved.

Honestly this tarot reading really did smoosh my anxiety. Tarot has always been for me such a comforting place. Usually it reminds me what I need to know and calls me out on my inconsistent pattern. What cards did you draw? If you would like a tarot reading I charge $5 for a one card pull and $10 for a 3 card pull. Email readings only at this point and I will send you a voice memo response! Larger more complex questions are $25. Send me an email popwiththea@gmail.com

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Go Vegan!

Going Vegan is the best way to show love for our planet!

People can be weird about vegans. There was definitely an attempt for them to be labeled as “crazy” or “extreme”. But veganism is about wanting to reduce and eliminate the harm and suffering of animals. That’s not crazy. When you treat people with dignity nd respect, everything is better. People aren’t always going to be friendly or welcoming towards the word VEGAN. It’s hard going vegan and dealing with people reactions .Remember dealing with people who don’t like vegans, that you are perfectly in your right to declare a need for an ethical meal. IF they don’t respect that basic fact are they really family. I often get caught up in the fear of judgment about being vegan. But remember that the morality you feel matters much more. The best way to get people to trust in vegans is to provide access to yummy food. If people could see how tasty and easy it is to go vegan, I think we’d have a lot more vegans!

I am trying to do just that with my Going Vegan guide. Let me bust the misconceptions about vegans and show you how easy it is for you to make more ethical decisions with your food! I compiled a list of all the information I wish I had when I first went vegan! My goal is to help show more people its easy to be vegan, even if its only some of the time. I want to reduce the consumption of meat overall.

Hey have you been thinking about going vegan but arent sure where to start?

It’s way easier to go Vegan than you think!

Whatever brought you as far as this page, you’ve already taken the all-important first step on your vegan journey. Here are some tried and tested tips to help this exciting process go smoothly. I am a vegan Nutrition Health Coach. I can help you navigate the waters to becoming a vegan smoothly and healthily.

Take it slow

Keep your end goal in mind, but go at your own pace. Some people manage to go vegan overnight and if that’s the right approach for you, fantastic. But don’t be concerned if you feel you need more time. Like any other lifestyle change, going vegan not only takes getting used to, but it takes time to determine what will work best for you. It’s not a one size fits all experience and there are numerous approaches you can take.

Making small changes to your everyday meals is one of the easiest ways to increase the amount of plant-based foods in your diet. You could start by removing meat or dairy one day a week and go from there. Or you could try changing one meal at a time, having vegan breakfasts during your first week, adding a vegan lunch during week two and so on. You could even try changing one product at a time by swapping cow’s milk for almond or soya milk or butter for coconut oil or margarine. There’s a plant-based alternative for almost every type of food you can think of, so you don’t have to miss out on any of your favorite foods.

Do it right

Make sure you don’t miss out on essential nutrients. Just because you’re vegan that doesn’t mean you’re 100% healthy, as there are vegan versions of almost every type of junk food you can think of. As long as you eat a wide variety of tasty plant foods, planning a healthy diet that incorporates all the vitamins and nutrients you need will be a breeze. Check out our nutrition pages for more information, or seek advice from a registered dietitian.

Try new things

Treat your taste buds to new foods and new flavors. Leaving your food comfort zone will take you on a voyage of discovery of new cuisines. There are thousands of vegan recipes out there from every corner of the globe. Whatever your culinary preference, you’ll encounter amazing new dishes and interesting variations on your old favorites. Yet you don’t have to be an award-winning chef to achieve this. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the number of meals you can easily prepare from things already in your kitchen or local supermarket ingredients. Check out our Happy Cow for Vegan options at all your favorite restaurants!

Keep learning

Remember that going vegan is a learning curve. To live as a vegan in a non-vegan world takes both courage and curiosity. Veganism has been around since 1944, but it’s still a relatively new concept to many people. It’s important you allow yourself time to learn about the various strands of veganism – and remember to pat yourself on the back along the way for the progress you’ve made.

I have learned so much since I have become vegan! There was a lot I did wrong initially because I was afraid to ask questions. But that’s why I am here for YOU! If you have Vegan questions let me know! I am currently accepting new clients!

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Vegan Resources:

Links:

https://www.loveandlemons.com/squash-stuffed-shells/

https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/vegan-pecan-apple-chickpea-salad-wraps/

https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/how-go-vegan

I am trying to do just that with my Going Vegan guide. Let me bust the misconceptions about vegans and show you how easy it is for you to make more ethical decisions with your food!

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How to manage Knee Pain

Battle Pain with movement!

Helpful Stretches in combating knee pain!

Knee Pain is super common. Personally I struggle with knee pain. I Run a lot and I was in a car accident two years ago that still cause issues for my knees! but the good news is you can combat knee pain and even over come it. Be gentle and kind to yourself and if anything is super painful, avoid the movement and consult your doctor. But if it it’s just uncomfortable try some of these stretches and hopefully you can overcome some of that pain by developing your flexibility and increasing your supporting muscles.

Here is my go to stretches that help me when my knees hurt. I am a personal trainer and I have worked with many different clients who’ve had a wide range of issues from knee replacement recovery to soccer injuries.

Your knee is an exquisite piece of engineering. The joint where the femur, tibia and patella meet also includes four major ligaments—anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments as well as the medial and lateral collateral ligaments. Joint function is assisted by major cartilage formations as well as fluid-filled sacs called bursae. These miraculous joints enable us to walk, run, sit and stand for our entire lives.

Why are knee injuries so common?

Because your knee carries a lot of your body. Think how important your legs are! You use them all the time, to stand u, to sit down! The knee is particularly vulnerable to injury. It is the joint between the two longest bones of the body, and the entire weight of the body is transferred to the foot through the knee. The knee is also more prone to injury because its stability decreases as it bends. And don’t get me started on twisting.

Some knee injuries have to be fixed with surgery, but I always say try movemnet if you can. If it’s super painful avoid that motion and talk to a doctor, but if it’s just uncomfortable give some of these exercises a try and if you are looking for a knee stregthening workout, schedule a virtual training session with me, or check out my downloadable pdf on my Etsy HERE

You can get my “Knee Help: Pain Relief Series” Downloadable PDF on my Etsy HERE:

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This Download includes 2 PDFs. The first PDF features 9 workouts that are designed to help you strengthen you knee and increase your mobility. The first PDF features all the information you could ever wonder about your knees, from anatomy to common knee injuries to tips and tricks of how to care for your knees. Now I plan to be adding to these series, so if you purchase now you will get updates later so make sure I have your email!

I have been a personal trainer for 4 years and a Pilates instructor for 6 years. I focus on pain rehab and increasing mobility. I am an avid runner and know what it’s like to feel that knee pain. I have struggled through over use injuries, car crash injuries and other common knee issues. I have personally found movement that’s help me strengthen and use my knees more. That’s right the ticket to reducing you knee pain is thru using your knees! It sounds crazy but I know from personal experiences that its true! And doing these types of exercises with my clients I have watched all of them overcome their knee pain!

I decided to create a series focusing on overcoming pain! Follow along with me, I am going to go thru all parts of the body that experience pain and walk you thru exercises to reduce that pain. I plan to offer Free You tube videos and Printables, as well as more in depth downloadable content for a small fee, I am also always available for one on one training if you have a specific issue you would like advice on addressing. Whatever your budget I want to help you find a more pain free life!

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Love Thy Self Oracle Deck

Another successful Kickstarter!!

I am so happy I am crying. My Kickstarter was funded! I feel so full of love. It’s crazy to me how far I have come. Literally. I have had so many people along the way tell me I couldn’t do it. Those little nay-sayers are never as loud as the one in my head, let me tell you!

The Love Thy Self Oracle Deck was a huge project, but it taught me so much. It taught me to believe in my ideas. It taught me the power of manifestation.

If you missed the kickstarter, get the deck here

There are 50 cards.

What Each Card Features

The guide includes with each card:

  • AffirmationSay this out loud to yourself in a mirror. Collect these Affirmations or try writing your own. These are meant to inspire you!
  • *Song* Each Card features a song available on a playlist on Spotify.
  • Detailed Description (2 to 6 pages) Each Concept and how it can apply to your life. These descriptions can be quite lengthy.
  • Quick Fix- After the Cards description to help you apply the concept to your life. Something to do right now to begin working on this concept.
  • Homework – More time consuming than the Quick Fix. How to dig into this card. These might take you a little more time or a deeper emotional commitment.
  • Dive Deeper- recommended books to read more about this topic. There is a lot of information out there!

I think I am going to a blog post about each card. And I want to share my playlist with you.

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I am so grateful there are people out there who like my art. I feel so fortunate and blessed to have to much Love in my life. I love making art, and this project success makes me feel like I am on the right path and I am just going to keep creating art and keep finishing big projects because its all worth it. I am so fortunate. Thank you for all your support.

Love Thyself Oracle Deck

Updated: May 5

I decided to make an oracle deck! To be honest I never really liked oracle decks, and that because I felt like I was still learning tarot and they were something NEW to learn that didn’t feel like I could broadly apply them. And I know if you find the right Oracle deck it can work wonders but anyway I sorta steered clear of creating an oracle deck just because of this. But I decided to create my own and it has been amazing.

First of all this isn’t an oracle deck that is like a tarot deck. The whole idea behind this deck is simply this: who has time to read a self help book? Like ok, yes we all have read self help books and they can be really beneficial, however we usually just put it back on the shelf after and two weeks later we might start to forget the things in it. So I created this oracle deck that takes concepts and Ideas that you might read in a self help book and put them into actionable cards. We cant read a self help book in one day but we can draw a card and help push ourselves forward. So that’s the idea behind this deck!

Each card is itself a self help book. Condensed down with beautiful images to inspire and motivate you to be your best self!

Find my Love Thyself Oracle Deck here: ON KICKSTARTER

Love Thy Self Oracle Deck

This is an Oracle deck to challenge you, push you to dive deeper, help you realize your full potential, and give you the tools to create your own reality! You have the power to transform your life right now! Whether you’re already trying to find self care in your life or this is a totally new concept, this revolutionary deck of cards will literally change the way you think. This deck features 50 cards to inspire you visually and each card has a detailed description in this guidebook that will help entice your mind to rewire your thoughts for success in all aspects of your life. You are deserving of self love! Unlock your inner power of manifestation! Your life can be anything you want it to be! Get excited for the future that awaits!

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What is this?

This is not a tarot deck. This is not a catchy gimmick. These cards harness the power of thousands of years of “self help” condensed down into habit changing pattern development. These concepts can help you no matter where you are in your self love journey. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been working at this for years, this deck is designed to help you break your patterns of doubt. It will also help you foster and create love for yourself in a more organic and real way.

The goal of this Guide and Deck is to retrain your brain, reprogram your negative self talk, and create healthier mental habits. This guidebook presents ideas from Transurfing, so be prepared to alter your reality and create a reality where you thrive. You have the power to take control of your own life and your own destiny right now. These cards are not going to tell you to just be more positive or to just be more grateful; they are going to help guide you to find gratitude and positivity.

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Why Self Love?

Have you bought those self help books? Have you read all the things about how you just need to love yourself and everything will be fine? Self-help books are excellent sources of knowledge but they often don’t provide life-changing solutions. They disseminate information from scientific journals and elitist institutions to the general public, which makes them great tools of self-empowerment. When we read these books, we start to connect to our sense of agency—our own personal ability to make a real difference in our lives—but once we have to take what we learned and apply it to our actual day-to-day, that part is harder.

It feels like self-help books don’t work. They can’t work if they exist in a vacuum. You must be the one who takes responsibility for your current state and implement changes in your own life. You need to decide how the concepts you read about will work given your circumstances and surroundings. A book can change your perspective, but you must change your own life. This deck hopes to help you do that. Since it’s not something you read one time and you are done, it is a tool you can use daily, weekly, even monthly to keep your mind on track. Self love is a journey, not a destination, and you won’t just be done one day.

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Why do we need Self Love?

We are exhausted. Who isn’t overwhelmed with the news, the politics the general meh of it all. Mentally, physically, emotionally, & spiritually, we are saturated in our problems, consumed by our limitations, and sulking in our own suffering. It’s not just you. While it seems everyone is screaming “SELF CARE” from the roof tops. We are still not taking care of ourselves. Any moment you can decide to wake up from the dream and break the shackles that hold you in a state of complacency. You have the power to change your state of mind. Though it will take time and practice and you will make mistakes, you can change your thoughts and once your thoughts are truly changed you will start to see your reality shift. Your thoughts have real power and they constantly shape your reality. The first step to changing your life is changing how you think.

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  • AffirmationSay this out loud to yourself in a mirror. Collect these Affirmations or try writing your own. These are meant to inspire you!
  • *Song* Each Card features a song available on a playlist on Spotify.
  • Detailed Description (2 to 6 pages) Each Concept and how it can apply to your life. These descriptions can be quite lengthy.
  • Quick Fix- After the Cards description to help you apply the concept to your life. Something to do right now to begin working on this concept.
  • Homework – More time consuming than the Quick Fix. How to dig into this card. These might take you a little more time or a deeper emotional commitment.
  • Dive Deeper- recommended books to read more about this topic. There is a lot of information out there!

Find my Love Thyself Oracle Deck here: ON KICKSTARTER

ABOUT THIS DECK

The Deck is 3.5″X5.75″ (89×146mm) in a custom tuck box! The cards are full color with a Gold Gilt Edge! It features 50 cards illustrated digitally by Artist Thea Muehlenweg. Each Deck comes with a lengthy guidebook detailing each card. The Cards are numbered so they are easy to find in the guide, and each deck has an affirmation on the card so you don’t necessarily have to have the guidebook on you to feel the magic of the cards.

This deck is for everyone, whether you’re really into tarot or not at all. This deck is for EVERYONE. The cards themselves feature beautiful women just like you! I have tried to include every shape size and color, to show the diverse beauty of women everywhere, but I don’t want it to feel token it’s not. Each card was carefully chosen. I wanted the cards to feel a little mystical and fantasy like.

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Why these cards?

Each card was carefully chosen. When initially setting out to create this deck, there were over 200 cards! That was way too many. After much research and painstaking thought and inquiry I finalized only 50 cards. These cards were hand selected, now each card is a little deeper than just an image and description. I wanted you to be able sit with each deep meaning behind each card. I wanted to create lots of ways for these cards messages to reach you. Each card has multiple things for you to connect with the ideas deeper. Each card has a little homework. Now this homework may be as simple as adding a morning ritual or as complicated as re organizing your home. But this homework isn’t a chore and all of this is designed to help you. If you don’t think an assignment is helpful feel free to skip it or come back later. Use whichever part of this deck that resonates with you. It’s a tool to help you on your journey.

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Affirmations:

I am deserving of love and respect.

I am worthy of friendship and companionship.

I allow myself and those around me to be imperfect.

I love and accept myself, and I am a magnet for friends.

I know that the friend I need at each moment in my life will appear with perfect timing.

I trust myself, I trust life, and I trust my friends.

Loving others is easy when I love and accept myself.

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Obsession with Hearts!

Heart Beats on

I don’t know where my obsession with drawing hearts came from. The heart is just a weird thing. Its electric, it pumps blood to every part of your body. How weird.

I have always been interested in anatomy. But hearts specifically have always interested me.

The heart is a muscular organ about the size of a fist, located just behind and slightly left of the breastbone. The heart pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins called the cardiovascular system.

The human heart has four chambers: two upper chambers (the atria) and two lower ones (the ventricles), according to the National Institutes of Health. The right atrium and right ventricle together make up the “right heart,” and the left atrium and left ventricle make up the “left heart.” A wall of muscle called the septum separates the two sides of the heart. A double-walled sac called the pericardium encases the heart, which serves to protect the heart and anchor it inside the chest. Between the outer layer, the parietal pericardium, and the inner layer, the serous pericardium, runs pericardial fluid, which lubricates the heart during contractions and movements of the lungs and diaphragm.

The heart’s outer wall consists of three layers. The outermost wall layer, or epicardium, is the inner wall of the pericardium. The middle layer, or myocardium, contains the muscle that contracts. The inner layer, or endocardium, is the lining that contacts the blood. The tricuspid valve and the mitral valve make up the atrioventricular (AV) valves, which connect the atria and the ventricles. The pulmonary semi-lunar valve separates the right ventricle from the pulmonary artery, and the aortic valve separates the left ventricle from the aorta. The heartstrings, or chordae tendinae, anchor the valves to heart muscles.

I wanted to dive deeper into what makes up a heart because I am trying to understand where my inspiration for creating hearts came from. I don’t actually know. Here is a sketch in a random sketchbook of mine. I want to start keeping a daily sketchbook but i never get there. I need to do a better job with time management because my instinct is to say yes to everything and then i am too tired to be my best self. I am trying to learn to say no. I am an empath and I often think of others before myself and it’s frustrating. I am trying to be better about self care, but it is so hard to put myself first.

Why is the heart associated with emotions? Well The History channel has a great explanation of this HERE. It has roots in a medieval artists reading the philosopher Aristotle, who described the human heart as having three chambers with a small dent in the middle.

n fact, the heart does more physical work than any other muscle over a lifetime.

Located between the lungs in the middle of the chest, the heart pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins known as the cardiovascular system. It pushes blood to the body’s organs, tissues and cells.

Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to every cell and removes the carbon dioxide and other waste products made by those cells.

Blood is carried from the heart to the rest of the body through a complex network of arteries, arterioles and capillaries. Blood is returned to the heart through venules and veins.

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The history of the cardiac anatomy dates back to 3500 B.C. when the Greeks and Egyptians based their understanding of this structure on their religious beliefs. During the 5th century, Hippocrates, the “Father of medicine,” established medicine as a science and highlighted the principles of medical knowledge, replacing these previous tenets.

Advances in the understanding of the structure, location and function of the heart occurred during the post-Hippocratic era. Upon establishment of its anatomic structure, the interconnection between the heart and the lungs was sought and the pulmonary circulation was described. After the first description of the heart as a pump was made, it was followed by the innervation of the cardiac system, as well as a description of the conducting system in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

I have even been making hearts into jewelry with my Resin business….

Happy Scorpio Time!

♏ Scorpius (Scorpion): October 24–November 21

Scorpius, (Latin: “Scorpion”) also called Scorpio, in astronomy, zodiacal constellation lying in the southern sky between Libra and Sagittarius, at about 16 hours 30 minutes right ascension and 30° south declination. Its brightest starAntares (Alpha Scorpii), the 15th brightest star in the sky, has a magnitude of 1.1. Its name comes from the Greek for “rival of Ares” (i.e., rival of the planet Mars) and was probably given because of the star’s red colour and brightness. The brightest X-ray source in the sky, Scorpius X-1, is found in this constellation.

In astrology, Scorpius (or Scorpio) is the eighth sign of the zodiac, considered as governing the period from about October 24 to about November 21. Its representation as a scorpion is related to the Greek legend of the scorpion that stung Orion to death (said to be why Orion sets as Scorpius rises in the sky). Another Greek myth relates that a scorpion caused the horses of the Sun to bolt when they were being driven for a day by the inexperienced youth Phaeton.

Everyone born between approximately Oct. 23 and Nov. 22 is a Scorpio, which imbues them with a powerful intuition, razor-sharp focus, and strong sense of loyalty. But watch out for that poisonous stinger, because the cosmic scorpion is also known for being jealous, moody, and vindictive. These mystical water signs possess many enviable qualities, but getting to know some of Scorpio zodiac signs’ biggest weaknesses helps us to understand their habits and motives on a deeper level.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. Because of its incredible passion and power, Scorpio is often mistaken for a fire sign. In fact, Scorpio is a water sign that derives its strength from the psychic, emotional realm. Like fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is extremely clairvoyant and intuitive.

Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet that governs both destruction and transformation. On a good day, Scorpion energy is ambitious and enticing. On a bad day, however, the shadowy side of Scorpio is fueled by a relentless desire for control. Power-hungry Scorpios must remember that if controlled by their egos, they are at risk of poisoning themselves. This sign is at its best when that intrinsic intensity is applied to deep, soulful connections with friends and lovers. When they build trust with others, Scorpios demonstrate unparalleled empathy, depth, and commitment that brighten even the darkest parts of Scorpio’s magical psyche.

Scorpios are the natural rulers of the eighth house of the zodiac, which relates to matters of intimacy and shared resources — and this influence may explain why Scorpios tend to be so possessive over the things, people, and situations in their lives. Being vulnerable is hard for Scorpios, so once they feel invested in and attached to something, it can trigger their fear of loss and bring out controlling behaviors.

Cats In Space Tarot

Cats in Space Tarot Handmade Small artist created Indie Deck, UNIQUE and fun

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Cats in Space Tarot is a unique Tarot deck featuring 78 cards!!!

You can use Tarot cards however they suit you. Because Tarot is simply a tool, and as with all kinds of tools, how you use it is completely up to you. Tarot is perfect for self-development, making choices, manifesting goals, coaching others, planning a business, writing a book, meditating—you name it. Tarot is the storybook of our life, the mirror to our soul, and the key to our inner wisdom. The most powerful way to read the Tarot is to use the cards to access your intuition and your inner wisdom. You are already so powerful. You are already much wiser than you give yourself credit for! The imagery in the cards give you instant access to your subconscious mind and your intuition. And from this place of inner power and wisdom, you can discover how to make positive changes now so you can manifest your goals and your dreams in the future. 

My name is Thea. I have always loved the night sky. I grew up just outside of Albuquerque far enough from the “Big City” to see most of the night sky, including the Milky Way. I got into tarot when I was a really young. I was instantly drawn to the pictures and colors. Growing up admiring painters like Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci. I wanted to paint cards like the ones my mom had. And I did! I created the Painted Tarot, currently available on Etsy! But after successfully completing that kickstarter, I realized that I wanted something a little big more in depth in terms of Astrology and Astronomy. So I created the Cats in Space Tarot Deck! It features pictures from Nasa to inspire wonder and the cutest cats!

This Tarot Deck features the traditional card layout in any Rider Waite deck! It features all 78 cards. The suits are Mars ( wands ), Neptune ( cups ), Earth ( pentacles ), and Mercury ( Swords ). It comes with a detailed guidebook. Please send me your Email. Currently the Guidebook is digital. Those who backed the kickstarter will receive a hardcopy of the guidebook. The physical guidebook should be available in 2 weeks!

In this deck the suits are represented as planets. I chose these planets based on their elements but also based on the photos and knowledge that NASA has, so I chose close planets. There may be more suited planets in this universe but we don’t have great photos or knowledge yet about all the cosmos. So I picked things close to home. Easy way to read the cards is when you draw a suit card think of it in terms of the following:

• NEPTUNE Cups (element = water): Emotions, creativity, intuition, relationships

• EARTH Pentacles (element = earth): Material wealth, money, career, manifestation

• MERCURY Swords (element = air): Communication, truth, intellect, thoughts

• MARS Wands (element = fire): Inspiration, energy, enthusiasm

I wanted to create a Tarot deck using two things I love. Who doesn’t love Cats? Who isn’t fascinated by Space?? After months of study and lots of cat drawings, I decided to use real cat pictures and REAL NASA photos for this tarot deck. There are other cat decks out there. But none like this one. This deck sets you off to take a journey through space. Each card pictures real photos from NASA with information on real space phenomena. All my sources are cited but the main source all comes back to NASA.gov There is a plethora of FREE fascinating knowledge available for you. I hope with this will deck to inspire you to look to the stars in wonder. I also hope you saw “AWE” a lot because these cats are so stinkin’ cute!

Astronomy is the oldest science and some important insights about the universe were gained even before the invention of the telescope.

Astronomy is slightly different than a lab science like biology or chemistry because we can only observe space. We can go and get lab samples from a bunch of different planets and test the compounds in a lab. We have to use our technology abilities to study what we can see. We also have to apotheosis alot of what we want to test in Astronomy because it’s not testable. While Einstein can pontificate about notions, and years later we had the technology to prove some of his thought experiments. It is different than studying Chemistry because there isn’t the component of always being able to test things in the lab.

It’s harder for Astronomers to know if their assertions are 100% true. But over time with more data and more observations we can use comparable data to make sure we are completely sure. We know the earth is bigger than the moon, therefor we know the moon is smaller than the sun. That is a silly example but we can extrapolate more important things by making comparisons and putting more data together. Our technology has greatly improved, we can measure different types of waves, not just light waves to determine chemical composition of planets, which is really awesome. We can study waves and look at things really far away, things we can easily travel to and learn things about those places, and shine a brighter light, so to say, into the universe.

Ancient cultures built some impressive structures that incorporated astronomical functions and information. We have been looking at the sky since forever. The best example for me is Chaco Canyon, since that here in New Mexico. While some people could believe such structures were built by Aliens, a basic look into the history of the people that lived here would show you these people were much more capable despite lacking current technology, does not mean they weren’t intelligent or intuitive to the environment. without light pollution, the night sky is absolutely amazing. Of course watching the sky you start to find patterns. Chaco Canyon was a major settlement for 300 years while the Anasazi Chacoan villages reigned. Chaco specifically housed a lot of people most based on a single walled enclosure with hundreds of inter-linked rooms known as a great house, but it seems evident this was also a major location for vast trade networks, with a network of roads and outlying settlements that extended 100 miles to the south, west and north all the way to Aztec ruins to Farmington. I think it’s a disservice to the ingenuity and creativity of the human mind to assume aliens created these structures.

ats in Space Tarot is a unique Tarot deck featuring 78 cards

This is the Kickstarter for a Tarot Deck called Cats in Space. And you guessed it, it features CATS! and SPACE!

Image on the back of the cards! NGC 5468e galaxy’s loose, open spiral pattern in beautiful detail from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope!

I wanted to create a Tarot deck using two things I love. Who doesn’t love Cats? Who isn’t fascinated by Space?? After months of study and lots of cat drawings, I decided to use real cat pictures and REAL NASA photos for this tarot deck. There are other cat decks out there. But none like this one. This deck sets you off to take a journey through space. Each card pictures real photos from NASA with information on real space phenomena. All my sources are cited but the main source all comes back to NASA.gov There is a plethora of FREE fascinating knowledge available for you. I hope with this will deck to inspire you to look to the stars in wonder. I also hope you say “AWE” a lot because these cats are so stinkin’ cute!

 Backing this project means you will be helping create  and get printed the Cats in Space Tarot Deck designed by Thea! Each card was uniquely designed and a special kitty was chosen to represent each card. The deck features all types of cats to win over every Cat lover. The deck also features REAL photos from NASA! It is not only adorable but also educational! I have used real science data from NASA to make connections with the messages in Tarot. This deck is great for any Cat lover, Space lover, or Tarot lover! Whether your new to Tarot or read Tarot professionally! You need this deck on your alter!

If you are new to kickstarter, here is a breakdown of the timeline! Except to get your deck in December, and your card won’t be charged till the final day of the campaign.
Boo is featured quite a bit in this deck. and I am not sorry. She is my cat. I adopted her from Animal Humane 5 years ago, we think she is 10. She doesn’t think I feed her enough. She would like more pets and wants to know if she can sit on your lap. She purrs quite loud and has a lot to say about her food dish.

Cats in Space Tarot was born out of an idea I had about making Tarot more accessible and cuter. Tarot can be so serious and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Tarot can be a ton of fun! I was trying to think what could make Tarot Cuter (obviously Cats) but what is also a unique spin on Tarot? I myself own several Moon Oracle decks but nothing like this deck exists! If you are new to tarot this is a great beginners deck! If you are a Tarot master this is the perfect deck for your collection! Also it’s really stinking cute!

just a sneak peak at this adorable Deck!
This Tarot Deck is unique and fun. It is also adorable!!!

Kickstarter Levels

Asteroid Supporter Pledge Receives

· Sticker Pack (MSRP $35)

· =$10 (Save $25)

Moon Supporter Pledge Receives

· Deck (MSRP $68.99)

· Printed Guidebook (MSRP$ $14.99)

· = $45 (SAVE $40)

Black Hole Supporter Pledge Receives

·  Deck (MSRP $68.99)

· Guidebook (MSRP$ $14.99)

· Custom Designed Sweatshirt (MSRP $87.99)

· Sticker Pack (MSRP $28.50)

·  = $95 (SAVE $100)

silver edge on cards

About this Deck

Each Deck has 78 cards. 22 Major Arcana and four suits with one thru 10 and Prince, Princess, Queen and King. Also Wands, Pentacles, Swords and Cups have been replaced with Mars, Earth, Mercury and Neptune. I have also Replaced Pages and Knights in this deck with Princess and Prince. The guidebook explains all this in further detail.

Mercury! Air signs are known for being more detached and cerebral than others. Air signs aren’t overly emotional, which gives them the ability to think logically and to achieve a broad overview of their idea. Air signs also require extensive freedom of movement in order to express their ideas and individuality. You can never contain an Air sign!
Pictures of these cards just don’t do justice!
Neptune! Cups are the suit of water–after all, water goes in a cup–and is a suit that often indicates emotion and feelings, as well as our relationships with others.
Can these cards get any cuter?
Earth! Pentacles , which some decks call Coins or Discs, are associated with matters of security, stability and wealth. It’s often thought of as the money suit. Meaning, this is the suit of money, work, luck and material objects in our lives. Earth is the perfect representation of this because these cards are all about being rooted in the realities of your environment and about building something durable, on a sound foundation
I love Boo. She is so cute!
Wands in this deck are represented as MARS! Wands Tarot cards deal with the spiritual level of consciousness and mirror what is important to you at the core of your being. The Suit of Wands is associated with the element of Fire. Fire is hot, wild, unpredictable, and energetic. It can be creative in helping us to cook food or build tools, or it can be destructive, like a devastating bush fire or house fire.
Each cat is so cute! I want to cuddle all of them.

This Deck also includes a lot of fun things about astronomy and divination. Each  update i will include more information about the fun connections between space, astronomy, astrology and tarot!

Major Cards in order of their Signs
Planet Meanings Explained

More About this Project

I will be posting more photos of each of the backers rewards as the project unfolds! Specifically the Hoodie! The prototypes came out amazing! I also have lots of different stickers planned and will be sharing those as they come in. Prototypes have been ordered and I am so excited!

Mock up of the Hoodie!

Once I reach my goal I will be able to order the decks and send them your way. The cost of printing the decks is so high that as a small business I cannot afford it but with your help I can! By paying me upfront with this kickstarter I am able to purchase the decks in bulk so I can afford to sell them to you at a lower price! Unfortunately the deck printing time takes about 1 to 2 months. And things may be delayed further by Covid. But I hope to get them to you by the very latest before Christmas! There should not be any delays in my timeline as long as you fill out the backer survey so I can get your hoodie size!!

 The Decks are all finished and ready to order! All artwork is finished and we just need the capital to start printing! The prototype is amazing as you can see from the photos! Each Card is unique and adorable! I am so excited for this project, it excites me every time i look at it!

 I am also printing a detailed guidebook. Creating this deck, I learned SO much about space and want to share everything . The Guidebook turned out way longer than I originally thought it would be, it is an in depth guide to not only learning tarot but also learning about space! Each deck will come with a printed guide! The guidebook is going through one more round of editing before being sent to printers. I wasn’t happy with the original prototype so I am going in a different direction, You will also get the guidebook as a Digital Copy with the purchase of a deck! But once the new prototype comes in, I will share pictures and videos!

Please contact me if you have any questions!

About the Creator

Who am i? I am Thea! I am founder of Black Cat Consulting LLC. I am an Artist, a Personal Trainer, and a full time Nerd. I love learning. I love a challenge and I love TAROT! I have successfully funded Painted Tarot on Kickstarter, and have that deck currently available for purchase on Etsy. My hope is to be able to cover the high printing costs with this Kickstarter and have Cats in Space also available for sale after this kickstarter. However, My main focus is selling Cats in Space here on Kickstarter so this might be the only way to get this Fun Unique Deck. If it is offered on Etsy it will be offered at a much higher price. So get it now!

Here is Thea, ME, the artist of this deck with my cat Boo!

I hope you will consider backing my project. I appreciate you taking the time to read this, Have a Puuurfect Day! <3 🙂

Here is Boo again. I know she is the cutest. She is on like 15 of the cards in this deck. She doesn’t seem super interested but she does want to know if she can sit in your lap.

Risks and challenges

The hoodies are a big risk on this deck. Just because they are a huge cost investment that I haven’t been able to reduce. I have had to increase the price to ensure they are produced. I apologize for the higher price.

Teaching Pilates!

Heres a sneak peak of what my class is like.

Do you like Pilates?

I have always enjoyed fitness but it was Cassey Ho’s Blogiates Youtube channel that really got me interested in doing more fitness. I found her videos when I was in college and I just loved her energy. She is so bright and bubbley! I loved her positive attitude. I went thru a bad break up and started doing hot yoga as often as I could and they just started at POP Pilates certification and I was so interested in the prospect of learning more and meeting Cassey that I got super stocked but I was super nervous to do it. I never thought I would teach I just wanted to learn. I reached out to my dear friend Rita who was the only Pilates instructor I knew and was friends with on facebook! And she really encouraged me to TRY! And the training was amazing. It was so intense.

I drove up to Denver and I took this all day training and It did so much for me self esteem! The whole thing focused on YOU being YOU. I loved the whole energy. So i started teaching every other week, then weekly, then soon 3 times a week. I got fired from my “real” job and i was in a pretty horrible spot emotionally. But then Rita reached out for me and asked if I was interested in teaching her Pilates class at Los Volcanes.

I was so nervous to start teaching. The only certification I had was Pop Pilates and the largest class I had taught at the brewery was 9 people. sometimes there were 12 or 15 people in Los Volcanes! And sometimes there were 2! I was used to small classes of mostly my friends.

Teaching Pilates at the senior center really gave my life purpose. I would have laid in bed all day depressed if I didn’t have to be at the center 2 times a week. Sometimes it was the only thing I did. Luckily more and more teaching opportunities opened and I got more and more certifications. I got a group fitness certification, I got a Pilates mat certification, I became a certified personal trainer. Before the plague and my car accident I was teaching over 20 hours a week!!

When the plague hit I completely stopped teaching, I started teaching a little bit virtually:

See the videos HERE

But I havent been doing anything more than one on one personal training, mostly virtual, so teaching in person feels like a dream!

It honestly feels so good to be teaching again. It really has inspired me to put out more workout content. I have had so many requests for videos. What do you think what workout video should I make next?

Review of VIPKIDS

What I Learned Teaching for VIPKIDS

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It’s been 85 days with VIPKid and I have taught 100 classes! I wanted to share everything I wish I knew when I first started out!

I have no background teaching English. I will be honest with you. I started VIPKid because a friend of mine was doing it, she was also applying and the gyms got shut down again. It seemed like a sign from the universe. I spent 3 weeks getting a TEFL Cert from https://www.teflcourse.net/

I got the one for $199, the basic one and I learned ALOT from it. So I then applied to VIPKids I was so excited and i scheduled my Mock and I failed it.

I scheduled my Mock again, and I failed it.

Frustrated I scheduled it for the next day.

Failed again, more frustrated Scheduled it again. Got the email, thanks your so close try again.

I decided to give it one more shot and then I was going to give up.

I was sick of the class, I was sick of the woman conducting the Mock which almost seemed to be acting like really stupid and purposefully hard to deal with. Was that part of the test?

I sign on for what must have been my 8th Mock class, and it was the same woman who did my first Mock class, and her and I just totally butted heads, she CLEARLY did not like me. Thankfully she wasnt the oe deciding, the send the video to VIPKid and they decide there. and the next day I finally got an email saying Welcome.

So I signed into the App and filled out my background check and signed my contract and was immediately overwhelmed with information.

After the horrible Mock Class repetition I was SO scared to teach. Look I am not good with kiddos. I have no experience with children. I am the youngest kid in a small family. I don’t get kids. I was terrified so I opened maybe 10 very spaced out classes for the first week.

none of them were booked. Week 2 I had one class, and a week to prepare for it!

I was so nervous, I went over the slides 8 times, I had 30 props ready and my first class was a hot mess. I went so fast thru the slides at the 16 min mark I had no slides left so I skipped to the blank slide and played 3 rounds of tic toc toe. I had read on the Facebook groups about the bad apple feedback and how it can hurt bookings and I was so freaked out.

Well the next day I woke up to a 5 apple feedback! FROM MY FIRST CLASS!

I ended up traveling and staying in cramped Airbnbs for the rest of December and teaching all my classes really awkward places and my first two weeks were such a hot mess, but after about 10 classes I felt confident enough to open my schedule more.

But then the week of Christmas came… and I taught almost 18 classes on Christmas!!!

It was too many for me, after 2 weeks of crazy, I am finally in my groove. I try to teach 25 classes a week. with the goal of teach 100 a month.

Here’s a broad summary:

  1. Join the Facebook groups! I guarantee someone has already asked a question you want the answer to and its so nice to hear from other teachers.
  2. Open time slots and just start teaching, just get your feet wet.
  3. Start getting Certifications. If you want to teach more, be available to teach more types of classes
  4. Play all the stupid games for tokens, it seems silly but be involved, treat this like a job you care about and want to be involved in.
  5. Create a teaching space, create a teaching outfit and create your teacher face. Look I teach at 3 am but the only teacher these kids see is the smiling happy one, I never yawn, (if you have to yean hide your face with a prop)
  6. Start class 30 seconds before the class start time, end class when it hits 25 min, do not teach for less or more!
  7. Open your schedule months in advance, commit to teaching at set times and stick with it.
  8. Teach each class like people are going to watch it and scrutinize it, remember that you might be these kids only bright light for the day, be patient, take a breath, smile a little more, slow down.
  9. Get the kid talking, using full sentences and having fun. That’s what you’re goal is, who cares about anything else.
  10. Be nice to yourself. Its a really great thing you’re doing. Teaching children is a gift you give not just to that child but the whole universe. You might be that kids only interaction with someone not from China, or someone different. If you stop to think about it, that is a really magical thing.

Main big take always:

  1. Teaching kids is hard and easy.
  2. Props don’t necessarily matter, attitude does
  3. Never “phone it in”
  4. Only open teaching slots you want filled

Teaching is fun and easy, you are giggling with the kids having a great time. But also teaching is high energy a lot of work and wow, its exhausting. Doing this I found a much deeper and more profound respect for teachers.

Props are important, they are great for helping understand the vocab, they can help with extension. These poor kiddos are staring at a screen, props can keep interest and engagement. But what’s more important than props is your attitude, what you bring to it, thats what entertains and engages a child.

Also act like this class you are being judged, act like this class will be your show case, each class. create that standard for yourself of always teaching a 5 apple class.

Also open slots you can teach, because a Teacher No Show (TNS) can literally ruin your booking chances. Make sure you want to teach what you open. I just opened everything at first and 10 classes in one day is TOO many for me.

PRO

  1. make money at home with minimal effort
  2. it’s kinda fun, I giggle alot teaching, sometimes the kids are so funny
  3. you get to learn weird things (do you know the story about Sima Guang?)
  4. Classes are only 25 min!

CONS

  1. The hours suck (I teach MST so PPT is 3 am)
  2. I wish it paid more ( my base pay is $7 a class)

You will find what works for you. You may love teaching twice a day and you love it, you might only want to teach one day of the week. Thats the great thing about this gig, it can be what you need it to be.

Disclaimer I only teach 15 to 30 classes a week, I know some people do do this full time and make $1000+ a month, but I am not ready for that type of dedication. Maybe you are and more power to you.

If you want to start teaching for VIPKIDs let me help you! Use my referral code and I will help you thru the mock class and I will share ALL my digital props with you!! <3

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