brooklyntarot brooklyntarot

1,574 posts   13,166 followers   908 followings

Jeffrey Hinshaw  Founder of The Brooklyn Fool's Tarot Journey; Host of Astrology Podcast @astrology.cousins

The Sword has the power to both separate and unite. When the Ace of Swords shows itself, it acts as a powerful invitation for union. And it encourages you to stand bold in your Truth. .
.
If you're unsure exactly what "truth" is, it's quite simple. Truth is that which unites or connects. You can think of it as another word for union. .
.
Take a moment to connect with a situation or relationship in your life that may feel difficult. Now consider it through the lens of this mantra, "I choose to focus on what connects us, not what separates us." Say it to yourself, preferably out loud. Notice where in your body or mind you resist these words. Now imagine you're holding a sword straight up to the sky, as a symbol for peace. Say the mantra again, "I choose to focus on what connects us, not what separates us." Open yourself up to new insight in regards to your situation.
.
Photos by: @rsd.photo

I pulled a tarot card for reflection on the new 8 year transit, Chiron entering Aries, and we received the #PageofWands. He reminds us that it is okay to make mistakes, and to feel lost, and to not know where we are going. No matter what healing has taken place for you over the last 8 years, can you be okay with starting over? Can you be okay with blindly being the student again? This new phase could bring up shame around the belief that you did all of that spiritual work for nothing. And if this is you, it’s cool, because being awake to your potential and your truth, means that this journey of self-discovery and actualization never ends. .
.
To learn more, check out my post on @astrology.cousins or tune into Season 3, Episode 1 of ‘Cosmic Cousins’ on iTunes. ✨

TAROT MEDICINE POETRY.
.
.
Sarah Roger's way with words is deep felt and brought me to tears. She has an incredible new offering where she pulls three tarot cards for you (past-present-future), then channels a poem, and sends it to you via snail mail. How romantic is that? .
.
Her understanding of the archetypes and symbols of the tarot is refreshing and soothing to the soul. This offering is elegant and revolutionary, upgrading the usage of tarot. It feels more in alignment with the way I, as a student and teacher of tarot, foresee this age-old practice evolving, as a tool to inspire healing through beauty. Thank you @sarahlynwrites for your gentle way. This poem is a treasure I will hold on to. .
.
Check it out @tarotmedicinepoetry

In the last 9 months, I’ve gone from releasing all my belongings in New York City, to living in a tent for trade in the jungle of Hawai’i, to now spending more money on rent than I ever have in my life in Los Angeles.
.
.
It’s a lot to take in. This new chapter feels like moving from the realm of the Fool (free of belonging and worry, gleefully stepping off the side of a cliff), to instead of free falling, getting caught up in a vine, into the suspension of the Hanged Man. .
.
The Hanged Man shows himself to me during times when I’m being asked to allow the dust to settle. To ponder existence, “How did I end up here?” From all of my movement, I’m now left to sit with all of the old habits, beliefs, fears, and mental dramas that the sedentary life presented before.
.
.
But as I turned this card, I knew instantly the Hanged Man wasn’t just for me. He’s very in alignment for us all right now, as we move through the last few days of Mercury Retrograde. Move slow and methodical this week. No need for major decisions. If you're feeling extra sensitive, close your eyes and breathe into the heart. Through inaction, you allow the mind to settle, so that you may be gifted with an enlightening new perspective. Be easy on yourself.
.
.
New Moon in Aries + Mercury goes direct on Sunday, April 15. .
.
Season 3 of Cosmic Cousins (@astrology.cousins) airs in a week, on Wednesday, April 18 at 6pm EST. There’s lots of exciting things in store. Get into it!

Hey there! I have two spots open for a 6-month private mentorship tarot immersion starting April 20, 2018.
.
This is absolutely, by far, the most integrative, holistic + life-changing way to learn how to use the tarot to transform your life! We will gather once a week for 6-months over web-chat, combining for a total of 22 gatherings. Each 60-minute gathering will specifically immerse you in the energy of a Major Arcana card, from the Fool number 0 all the way to the World number 21. Our gatherings will consists of: a cleansing ritual, guided visualization, altar building, tarot reading lessons, discussion, sharing, intention setting, journaling, reflection, and tarot reading.
.
TOPICS COVERED DURING JOURNEY:
A deep understanding of The Fools Journey, Major + Minor Arcana, Court Cards, intuition building, tarot spreads + layouts, reading for the self, reading for clients, tarot meditation techniques, tarot + astrology connection, tarot + chakra system connection, psychology of tarot, compassionate communication, business of tarot, creativity, embodied health, and tarot for self-expression.
.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN.
an in-depth, experiential context for understanding + reading the tarot, the skills + confidence needed to be a conscious reader, + connection to the alumni of Brooklyn Fools.
.
If you’re interested, click the “Tarot Mentorship” link on the linktree on my bio, or shoot me an email at jeff@brooklynfools.com.

#Repost @nycitywolf
・・・
'City Wolf' takes Los Angeles. .
.
Jeff Hinshaw here. I am a Professional Dog-sitter with 5 years of experience in New York City. I am also Animal Reiki Certified and practice Kevin Behan’s radical new model for understanding canine behavior. I am now taking new clients and referrals in the greater Los Angeles area. Please reach out at jeff@brooklynfools.com if you are a dog owner (or know someone who is) looking for a dog sitter with a conscious, holistic approach. Please feel free to repost, if it feels relevant. I am looking forward to meeting your pup.

LIBRA FULL MOON
.
First, honor your Self.
Then, honor the Other.
.
Breathe into your Third Eye Center (lunar energy), then into the lower-back (Libra). Take deep nourishing inhales into this part of the body over the weekend. Libra energy is incredibly generous, so you can think, “bending over backward.” When you take care of other's first, it can manifest as lower back pain and prevent you from standing up straight in your power. Full Moon in Libra reminds us that soul growth will manifest as you accept the invitation of the Aries Sun to stay true to your sense of Self within your one-on-one relationships. .
.
Take extra time to ground down into your personal identity throughout the weekend. Say to yourself, “I am strong. I am beautiful. I am lovely. I am gold.” Breathe these words in. Making this connection is super important, as the Full Moon’s effects on the water may bring up strong subconscious Librarian feelings.
.
On one end, this could spin you into old patterns around co-dependency, the need for approval, or projections on to others. On the other scale, this could teeter you into an over-bearing, manipulative, and jealous version of yourself. And we don’t want that!
.
So be super gentle with yourself. This is a beautiful time to practice forgiveness with your self in regards to relationships that are no longer. It’s a time to find balance between your masculine and feminine qualities. You can look to your Venus and Mars sign in your chart, and journal about how you bring harmony between these energies. And most definitely, this Full Moon in Libra, in the heart of Aries season, is a time to celebrate your sense of Self, while also honoring the relationships that make you being you, possible. So be open to new relationships, especially around romance, reach out to your partner, best friend, co-worker, or collaborator, whoever it is that holds space for, refills your cup, and offers you the balance you need, to be the radical pioneer that you are!
.
If you’d like important updates on the current transits, sign up for my weekly newsletters By clicking the linktree on my bio, or visiting astrologycousins.com

MERCURY RETROGRADE MEDITATION INSPIRES BUSINESS SUCCESS (March 22-April 15).
.
By reflecting on these cards, it tells us to pull back the reigns on our creative ambition, and work with the resources we already have around us. By tilling the soil, planting your feet, and taking a wider approach, you will reap benefits of a plentiful crop in the seasons to come.
.
When Mercury goes Rx, it manifests in different ways depending on the Sun Season we are moving through. Right now, the Sun is in Aries, invites us to strike the match of our individuality through creative projects and ambition. So, how might this Rx slow us down in a season so amped w/ personal exertion?
.
To meditate on this, use the #KnightofWands (Aries) and the #Magician (Mercury) in reverse (Rx).
.
Ask yourself before big decisions: Am I remembering to take a deep breath before taking off?
.
We can deepen our understanding of this transit by looking to Mars, Aries’ ruling planet. Mars is in Capricorn. (Hardworking, resourceful, big picture, rules over knees). This inspires a time of channeling the cardinal fire energy of the Knight of Wands into big picture production. With this Rx it invites us to reestablish, reorganize, and reimplement procedures into our life to expand our public offerings. To meditate on this, use the #KnightofPentacles (Capricorn) and the #Emperor (Mars).
.
In my own life, I plan to reorganize files, reestablish online offerings, reimplement my newsletters, and restructure my podcast @astrology.cousins. .
In what ways are you slowing down and restructuring?
.
To learn more, sign-up for my newsletter, click the LinkTree on my bio.

New Moon in Pisces is a time to honor the co-collaboration you share with spirit and universal consciousness. To meditate on this transit, you can visualize the Queen of Cups (Pisces Moon) in the realm of The Moon (Pisces Season). What comes to me, is despite the illusion of separation, and the wild, ancestral energy that’s surrounding you, can you bring your focus back towards the love you are cultivating in your life (as symbolized by the cup)? Can you sense into the divinity of your nature? Today, tonight, this weekend, pay attention to the many synchronisities in your life. Tap into the mysteriousness of it all. Surrender yourself up in devotion to your highest expression of compassion. Offer up forgiveness to all things. Release whatever is outdated and stuck in fear and illusion. The ultimate truth for you at this time is that you are a manifestation of pure love. And within this truth, if you can let go enough to fully accept her into your life, you will find something new, deep inside of you waiting to be set free. Now is the time for you to dream new realizations into being for yourself, to create an upgraded reality for your new year, this new cycle, as we close out Eclipse Season, and prepare for the Spring Equinox next week. If life feels uncertain, hang out with the mystery of it all. Know that the world around you is a manifestation of what you are dreaming into being with each new breath. If you dream with the intention of bringing peace to your life and to others, this Pisces New Moon is sure to offer a potent dose of soul re-alignment. Breathe in this new peace. Exhale with faith and trust that you are supported by a loving force. If there are people in your life who have lost a loved one this last year, now is a time to reach out and reconnect with them. They may be feeling deeply emotional, and could use a reminder of compassion and love through your kindness. Happy New Moon! Check out my podcast Cosmic Cousins if you’d like to learn more! @astrology.cousins

Happy Virgo Full Moon! To visualize this transit, you can imagine the Queen of Pentacles (Virgo) living in the realm of The Moon Card (Pisces). This reminds us the importance of grounding down over the coming days. Pisces is a very emotional + big picture energy, that can have us spinning out of control, lost in fantasy, and leaving our bodies. So this Virgo Full Moon reminds us to focus on the little details, our health, and our rituals. So as you breathe into your body, tune into your belly (the body part Virgo rules over). Check in with your digestive system. Are you feeding yourself enough? Are you eating nourishing food? .
.
Pisces season could be a time where, Low Tide, we starve ourselves of physical nourishment. Or High Tide, we over indulge ourselves, and maybe through substances or even drugs. These are ways, both the deprivation and overindulgence, to deny our emotions. And Virgo asks us to feel into our health. Which often, it is very much linked to our emotional experience. So for me in my life, it’s been really interesting. I have experienced heart burn for the first time ever in my life this week. I looked up in Louise Hay’s, “You Can Heal Your Life” what ‘heart burn’ means…and besides it meaning acid reflux and that I should prob be eating more greens, on a psycho-spiritual level she indicates “clutching fear.”
.
.
We all might be feeling into Fear right now. This is a stuck emotion for Pisces season. Fear of the Unknown, the end of a cycle, of being here on Earth. The new thought pattern she offered is “I breath freely and fully. I am safe and trust the process of life.” So as we breathe into our bodies, and our Virgo bellies, say this to yourself.
.
.
If you’d like to learn more about this Virgo Full Moon, check out the latest episode of my podcast Cosmic Cousins. Link is on the IG @astrology.cousins

✨My cup has been filled, and with that, it’s time to move on!
.
.
✨The last seven months, I had the unique privilege of living on the Big Island of Hawai’i. I am grateful for the wildness of this land deepening my connection to Moon. I am grateful for the presence of white owl, the breaching whales, and for the transformative power of volcano spirit.
.
.
✨I’m leaving Hawai’i with incredible new soul-family and friends, and with a deeper sense of self-knowing. I am feeling more in alignment with my values, and grounded in my offerings as a teacher. I am more excited than ever to continue to create, expand, and give back. See you soon California!

✨Major upgrades this week! I gifted myself this juice cleanse for my birthday, but also to have me in a clear head space for this New Moon Solar Eclipse. The gravitational effect of the Sun, Moon, and Earth lining up in the sky amplifies our thoughts and intentions at this time. Encourage supportive and healing visions throughout your mind scape over the coming days. Be open to rapid change and opportunity for soul re-alignment. This New Moon in Aquarius could indicate falling into old patterns around the compulsion to satisfy the collective, as well as the subconscious need to be the martyr for the greater good. Instead, own your worth and gift yourself room for freedom of expression. Take gentle care of yourself. Deep breathes of trust and surrender. Know that whatever needs to be released during this process, no longer serves you. Happy eclipsing. ✨🖤✨

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags