divination · palliative lightwork

Begin as you mean to go on…

I once dated a guy who had that as his motto, and it’s quite fitting for the beginning of a new calendar year, isn’t it? 🙂

Woke to blowing snow, frigid temps, and wanting to stay in bed all day long! Instead I got up, fed the pets, wrote 3 things I’m thankful for, pulled cards, made breakfast for my guy, and now I’m drinking a cup of tea and writing this.

I intend to blog more, keep a simple morning ritual (most likely exactly what I did today), and, as the card says, make time for spirit. No yoga because of a bad knee, but more tuning in to myself and Spirit. Transformation doesn’t have to come in a Tower-like incident, it can build slowly and comfortably until it’s such a part of you that when you look back you really can’t tell when the shift happened.

So many of us make resolutions, big ones usually, and they fizzle after a few days or weeks because it’s such a huge change that we have a hard time incorporating it into our lives. So take small steps. Go for slow and easy. Bring comfort, joy, and courage to what you do, and it will go much easier.

Here’s to new beginnings!

©Pip Miller – January 2019

PS: A wonderful way to start things fresh is with a Dare session. It unblocks the energies of your bottom 5 chakras, opening new paths in your life and allowing you to speak your truth more easily. Curious about it? Read about it here. 🙂

divination · palliative lightwork · spirituality

Word for the Year and a Bit of Divination

Last week I pulled a card from the Osho Zen Tarot, seeing what it had in mind for me for my word for 2019. It came up with this:

I wasn’t quite feeling it, so later I tried again. Same card. Hmph.

The next day I was watching this weird show a friend mentioned that’s called Kentucky Ayahuasca, and one of the clients mentioned “transformation”. Ok, that’s 3 times. Fine.

Then yesterday another friend gave me a card reading, and what did she say during the reading? Yeah. So. Guess what my word is for next year? Lol

I pulled a few cards on the 20th to see how the winter season was going to go for me, and these came up:

That’s not a great picture, sorry. They’re incredibly reflective.

Mentally, oh, definitely it’s been a 10 of wands time, and it looks like the next 3 months won’t change much. Gorramit. I’m going to have to make shifting that a focus.

Physically, feeling fat and blech. Yup. Time to address that, too.

Financially, oh, I like this!!!! My greatest wish is that my energy work gains footing and all the clients who need my help around the world find me.

Not too bad for an outlook, and coupled with my friend’s reading, it’s going to be an interesting few months!

May the rest of the month and year be good to you, and let’s set the intention that next year will be SO much better. Because I don’t know if I can take another year like this one. You?

©Pip Miller – December 2018

With hope,

Pip 🙂

divination · Journal

One Card for a Coffee!

I’m trying out something new and fun, and wanted to let you guys in on it, too! In exchange for a cup of coffee, I’ll pull a card and tell you what I get from it. No question from you, just tapping into my intuition. So far the feedback for the two I’ve done has been wonderful, and one of them freaked both myself and the person out completely!

So if you want to give it a try for a mere $3.00, click on the link above and we’ll get to it!

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Summer Solstice

The past weeks have been…I don’t really think there is a word for it. I’m sure another language has the perfect word for being horrified, despairing, raging, and heartbroken all in one, but I don’t know what it is.

Today, though, today is the solstice. When we have the longest day of the year. Tons of sun. Which, quite frankly, for someone living in the high desert of the southwest, is not necessarily a good thing. Melting comes to mind.

You know what, I’m going to be honest…I had a post all ready in my head about the balance of day and night, how it was the Hanged Man, the still point…and then as I started writing this, I realized I had the wrong time of the year. Yes, I’ve been that distracted lately. I find myself driving and getting lost in my head, as if I’m daydreaming; I go to the grocery store and almost start wandering aimlessly, as if I’ve lost my memory.

I haven’t, but it feels like it. Concentrating is difficult lately, and I’m finding that sometimes when I stand up it feels as if I’ve sprained one ankle or the other, and I haven’t. A friend with fibro says it’s a symptom of it, and all I can think is, great, yet another pain.

I hope you’re all doing well.

With hope,

Pip

©Pip Miller – June 2018

PS: Did you see A Knight’s Tale?

~Kate: With hope. Love should end with hope. My husband, God rest him, told me something I’ll never forget.

(in a letter): Hope guides me. It is what gets me through the day and especially the night. The hope that after you’re gone from my sight it will not be the last time I look upon you.~

So my sign off will now be “With hope”. I’ve always loved that bit of the movie.

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Oh, Dear May, Bite Me

This month has been about 5 months long already. Is it just me? We have a house guest for an unknown length of time, took care of a very, very sick dog who ended up having to be put to sleep (is there another way to say that? Put to sleep just sounds so…I don’t know, just wrong; he’s not sleeping). The weather has been insane, I’ve got about a billion tasks on my plate, and on top of all that, I was trying not to drink.

The dog just sent the wagon hurtling over the edge, and I’m really too damned tired and sad to care about whether I drink or not. He truly was a gentle giant and today would have been his third birthday. My heart hurts, and it wasn’t even our dog! He was the brother to one of ours, though.

Add in the never-ending train wreck that our government is, and I’m over this month.

Today the dark moon is in Taurus – yes, dark moon. Contrary to calendars, it is NOT the new moon when you can’t see the moon at night (check out Lady Althaea’s excellent post about the difference). This is a pause in the dance, one I’d love to take advantage of, but I’ve too much to do today.

BTW, the new moon is when you see the crescent, and that will be on Tuesday. Theresa Reed wrote a post about the new moon and what it means, including some card readings for each sign.

Be kind, be safe, and please, take care of yourself. If you can, take advantage of this pause and have a self-care day. If you can’t, well, be as gentle with yourself as you can.

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – May 2018

PS: the other day I offered a few free 15-minute sessions on Twitter, and one of them was given to Christina Ng of Reconnects Reiki. It was a simple, short, general session, and this was her feedback:

“THANK YOU. That went deep. Took my Angels’ advice to go lie down in my treatment room to minimize dizziness. Between you, your guides, & mine, I was able to rearrange my shields to dump out garbage and pull back my own soul fragments… esp. around my brain & eyes.”

I tell you what…feedback never fails to amaze me! 🙂

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When Spirit Comes Knocking

Sometimes Spirit just really want to get one’s attention, and yesterday She was quite obvious in her determination.

Most mornings I pull some cards to get a feel for the day, and yesterday one of the cards I pulled from the Mythical Goddess Tarot was Yemaya. Now Yemaya and I have a long history of dancing around each other, but I didn’t really think anything about the card beyond the message, which is, in part, about connecting with Mother so you can be a light for others.

Later, at work, we received a shipment of glass figurines that hang from cords. Two of them were mermaids, which I’d never seen before. Pretty, but again, I didn’t give it much thought.

The final frying-pan-upside-the-head was late last night when I was watching “Saving Grace” on Netflix (great show!). A young girl woke from a coma, speaking Portuguese and repeating a phrase. I picked up the word “Yemonja” and waited til they had translated what she was saying, and sure enough, she was praying to Yemonja! Alrighty then!

I did a bit of research (again), and found this article about her, and that’s when the light bulb really went off, and now I’m getting a feel for why she’s been making herself known to me so many times over the last 15 years or so.

This morning’s message came via an Instagram post from Tarot Readings From a Bitch, in which she had created a water altar, something I’ve not done, though it had been suggested to me before by Joanna Powell Colbert. Got it.

-Aside: read both of their blogs. You won’t regret it.

So I’m off to create a water altar, do some connecting, and figure out how to be a landlocked mermaid. 🙂

Have you ever had Spirit, in one form or another, be as determined to get you to pay attention? Who and how? Let’s hear about it!!

©Pip Miller – March 2017

PS: Almost forgot! Today and tomorrow, in honor of Yemaya and the water element, I’m offering a 15-minute session for $10 that focuses solely on the chakra associated with water; the sacral chakra. Let’s unblock some of that stuck energy and get things flowing! You can make your payment here, and don’t forget to put your email address in the notes so I can contact you and set up a time!

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Hello, March!!!

I love March. It’s a great month for me. And it finally feels like winter is heading out, and spring is wandering in. For the first time ever, there’s been more than one robin at the birdbath. The other day there were 6!! I couldn’t believe it!

Last night I did some random card readings using my trimmed Fey Tarot, and it must have been the wine, but my intuition was on the ball and the cards just spoke to me. It was wonderful! I pulled these for March:

March reading

I love this deck, and I love not knowing what the majority of the cards are. Helps my Virgo step aside and let my Pisces intuition kick in! What do you see in these cards?

Things are changing, that’s obvious. Not always in a good way, but still, changing. I came across an Instagram post by Alaina O’Brien this morning that mentions how things/we are being broken down in order to become something bigger and better. Pretty much sums it all up, wouldn’t you say?

There was also this amazing post by Pearl Wilde that really hit home last night, too.

I have high hopes for March. Hopes that the darkness and fear and struggles will get easier, hope that peace is to be found in the little things, and hope that spring brings growth and joy and happiness with it. Do you have hopes for this month?

©Pip Miller – March 2017

PS: I have a part-time day job again, but I have plenty of time for healing sessions! Don’t hesitate to ask for a particular time! If it doesn’t fit my schedule, we’ll work something out. 🙂

PPS: One thing I’ve noticed since I haven’t been using my Filofax…I can’t find anything!

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I Created a Tarot Spread!

It’s quick, easy, and I’m calling it, “Pip’s Short and Sweet Spread” (I think everyone who creates card spreads should include their name so credit can be given, don’t you?).

It’s 4 cards, lay them out however you like – I rarely used the layout of different spreads I’m using – and this is how it works:

Card one is the answer to your question.

Card two is the ‘because’ of the answer.

Card three is the ‘so’ what next.

Card four is the ‘and then’.

©Pip Miller

For example:

What can expect if I do x?

10 Swords:  Overwhelm, too much, exhaustion.

10 Cups: Because I need time with my family.

Fool: So, make your decision, start fresh, and go for it.

Empress: And then you’ll have the time to bring new life into your situation.

See? Short and sweet, but full of information!

It can actually be used with a question such as, “Should I….”. I know tarot readers dislike yes/no questions overall, but sometimes you really need an answer and this will work for that.

So for the above, you’d have something like:

Should I do x? 

Yes, you’re done, you’re over what’s going on, and you need to head towards that light in the distance.

Because, it will bring more happiness to your family situation.

So take the leap and trust your decision.

And then things will grow and progress in an abundant way.

A slightly different take, but with that shift from ‘what to expect’ to ‘should I’, it’s a more defined answer in some ways.

If you use this spread, tag it with #PipsShortandSweet on Instagram or Twitter! I’d love to see what you think of it. 🙂

©Pip Miller – June 2016

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The Year of the Hermit

2016 adds up to 9, and in tarot 9 is the Hermit.

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The Sun and Moon, Osho Zen, Fey, and DruidCraft.

The Hermit, to quote one of my favorite tarot books is, “…a symbol of introspection and the wisdom that is gleaned in thoughtful silence. This card invites you to withdraw from the clutter and commotion of the everyday world and find peace in solitude.”

I took last month off of pretty much all social media sites except Twitter, and I’ve found that by doing so, whenever I check in to any site (even just Twitter), it just all seems so loud. Overly busy, and just overly, overly noisy in my head. This morning I came across a blog post by d smith kaich jones, and it said, in her usual inimitable way, what I am feeling.

Thoughtful silence. Withdraw. Smaller things. Softer.

All I know is that I need a lot more of this:

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I’ve no idea where this desire is going to take me, but healing myself is my prime directive this year. I’ve even chosen “Health” as my word for the year. So if I’m hit and miss with interacting, just know that it is necessary for nurturing myself, and not that I’m giving it all up – can any of us do that anymore? We’ve become so entrenched in “living” out our lives online, when in actuality that isn’t what we are doing. So…the withdrawal.

Image ©Osho Zen Tarot

I also began this year of thoughtful silence with a distance healing session (begin as you intend to go on). Being able to help others fills me with peace and joy, and second to caring for my health, that is how I most want to spend my year. Even if I’m not showing up online often, I always check my email, so know that if you purchase a session, I will get back to you as soon as possible so we can set up a time.

©Pip Miller – January 2016

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Wednesdays of Light

Ah, I love Wednesdays!! It’s my first day off (of 3), and the day when I get back into sending #gentlehealinglight after working out in the world. I have someone in the UK to whom I send light every Wednesday, and I look forward to it each week. I love the feel of the energy flowing through my hands (and into my teddy bear as he stands in for the client), and the way my mind wanders as I’m doing so, not focused on anything in particular, but landing lightly on little thoughts here and there, and then suddenly an insect or a bird or some thing will catch my eye, and it ends up being pertinent to the person receiving the light. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does, I’m always surprised at the response. 🙂

My friend Renata has been posting pictures of Lenormand cards, as she is trying to learn it, too, and I have (thank you, Mentha!) one of the decks she has, The Fairy Tale Oracle, and pulled it out this morning and drew some cards. Now keep in mind, originally the cards were only read in the Grand Tableau, which is ALL the cards spread out, and they were read in reference to the Man or Woman card (depending on the querent), so these mini-spreads aren’t quite the same and can make things a bit difficult to understand, but they’re still fun. If you’re interested in the Lenormand cards, this is a great blog: Learn Lenormand.

This is what I pulled for today:

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The anchor is traditionally about stability, fish are about business income (yay!), and the star is fame. And today being the day I do the work I love, from these cards to the prosperity deities’ ears. 😉

I was thinking this morning how little I’ve actually thought about alcohol, and wondering if this is the time that it will really stick. Then I told myself not to do that, because every time I do, I sabotage myself. So I shall keep my focus on breast cancer, and not on my personal journey (at least in my head). What will happen at the end of the month will happen, and I’m not going to second-guess myself in any way. And yesterday my guy told me he was proud of me for sticking with it. 🙂 Go, me.

Happy Woden’s Day! I’m trying to stay off my twisted ankle as much as possible, so back to reading Tom Robbins and then there will be light to send!

©Pip Miller _ July 2015