Card for the Week

~Thriving in the Heat of Summer~

In case you hadn't noticed it, it's HOT out there! We are moving into the heart of the fire that is summer. I've been hearing from folks that even if they aren't experiencing a rough ride, their loved ones are. We are already under the energy of the shadow of the eclipse season and many of us are experiencing a breakdown of old structures and the way these breakdowns manifest is so varied. Some of these breakdowns seem like surprises while others are old patterns making themselves known again. They are showing up in the physical body, the emotional and mental bodies, the spiritual and energy bodies. The societal, cultural, and political structures are on fire with these breakdowns. The planet herself is in breakdown.

The element of fire is about transformation. I'm clearly not the only one in the midst of transformation this summer. In Naisha Ahsian's book with The Crystal Ally Cards she writes, "The Element of Fire has appeared as a signal for you to prepare for a transformation! You are being initiated in a 'trial by Fire' that will create drastic change in your experience of the physical world." How does this resonate with you? I'm finding this fits with my own experience as well as with what I hear from friends, clients, and strangers.

So, how do we not just survive this fire and heat of summer, but thrive? The specific card you see above is not just a fire card, it's Topaz with the key word Intention. The energies of the crystal ally golden topaz carry the Golden Ray of Divine Truth. Look at your intentions and the reality you are co-creating. Notice what isn't in alignment with your true essence, your core of light. And use your intention and the energies of topaz to co-create the life that is truly you. The affirmation for this card is a good one, "I intend to manifest joy."

Breathe, be you, notice what is, and use your unique gifts and the tools always available to you to be the light that changes the world.

As always, I love hearing how my musings resonate with you. And a big thank you for sending this email along to anyone you think might like it. Be sure to check out some upcoming events and new offerings below.

Don't Forget

The Elderberry
Tuesday, July 25 4-6pm and Tuesday, August 22 4-6pm
I will be offering free mini-sessions focusing on the heart to heart connection between you and your companion animals. If you have a specific issue or just want to deepen the connection with your pet, join me for a 15 minute one on one guided meditation.
September (dates to be announced)
I will be offering a 3 part class. (You can sign up for all or just one or two.)
Energy Healing for Pets
Part 1: All Healing is Energy Healing. Are you interested in ways you can help your pets be healthier and happier? Come learn how diet, herbs, flower essences, and homeopathy can help you and your companion animals.
Part 2: Know and Strengthen Your Pet’s Structures. You might know something about your chakras, but do you know about your pet’s chakras? Learn about both energetic and physical structures of your cats and dogs.
Part 3: Animal Communication. Let’s deepen the connection between you and your companion animal. Communication is a joint effort; let’s learn the whys and hows.
I am now offering dog walking services in Crozet. 30 minute midday walks for those dogs who need to get out and move. I will also happily toss in some clicker training if dogs need some extra brain work. (Don't know what clicker training is? Ask me!) Just like we need physical and mental stimulation, our dogs do, too! (Lilly and I have been dock diving! Yes, that's what we're doing in the photo at the top. And we're still working on new dance moves. Have you seen our video on instagram at handle intuitive_energy_guide?) If you don’t live in Crozet, but know someone who does, thank you for passing along my information!
Buying, selling, or renovating houses can be greatly supported by my work. Together we can create the energetic space for movement in your real estate world, email me for a session or more details.
Walking this earth, knowing that I am part of her, is a sacred act. Should you want to experience this sacred space of walking the earth, please email me for details. I am always honored to support you in finding a heart-centered perspective in a phone session, if that’s what you’re looking for. Just let me know how I can help.


~ Research Time & Card for the Week ~

I don’t know about you, but that solar eclipse on February 26th was intense for me. I am still feeling the echoes. There’s been so much going on in my inner being that I feel like the processing, adjusting, re-centering, and re-balancing may never end. For now, I’m focusing on being here, breathing, and being me.

In the midst of all this, I have been feeling a strong push to focus more on my work with companion animals. So, I am doing some research on families that include critter pals. If this is you and you are will to have a conversation with me about your whole family, I would love to hear from you. This is in no way a sales pitch. This is just me delving into the multispecies family. My goal is to talk to 100 people, so if you know others you think might be willing to talk with me, please pass the information along. These conversations will be no more 30 minutes, and recorded so that I can sift through the words and find the nuggets that are repeated and those that shine the brightest. Details and scheduling can be found here.                                               

~ Card for the Week ~

Our internal clocks are about to get upset with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time this weekend. I have found that just like with leaping time zones in air travel, getting yourself outside in the sun each day, preferably moving, really helps the physical body adjust. In addition I’ve drawn a card for us from the Liquid Crystal Oracle deck: Imperial Topaz with the key words Confident Manifestation. This stone is “the voice of the universal Sun” and its main color rays are gold which feels so supportive with this shift in time and daylight. Also, “In times of depletion, Topaz can restore the self, acting like a battery, providing a backup energy reserve.” The animal totem for Topaz is the cheetah. With these winds still blowing strong and the golden yellow light of late winter shining brightly, the cheetah, who runs with the wind and is golden, feels very appropriate. While it might be easy to feel bowled over by the cheetah, instead think of riding or becoming the cheetah for those short bursts when things are moving fast and you need some help. Topaz is always a positive presence and the affirmation feels important: “I confidently create my World.”

As you adjust to Daylight Savings Time and everything else that is going on around you and even inside of you, remember I am here to support you. I often see the same issues presenting from many clients. This week I’m seeing breathing, upper heart/chest/back as a repeating theme. Does this resonate with you? Or are you noticing something different? Hands-on energy work is available in person and by phone, in addition to my work via guided meditation. Email me at to schedule an appointment.