Kate McHardy

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Horoscope June

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ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Pull yourself up by the bootstraps this month, Aries, and you’ll get done everything that needs to be done.  And, at the same time, step back into your power and be reminded of your own strength!

TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21) 

If you have been praying for healing miracles, Taurus, for yourself or another, then be confident that your prayers are being answered. It may take time but have faith. 

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 22) 

Trust the Universe, Gemini, and have confidence to believe that the source energy shines healing light upon you. All you have to do is ask. You are a child of the Universe… like the sun and the stars your birthright is to be here!

CANCER (Jun 23 – Jul 22)

Open your heart this month, Cancer, and allow yourself to feel the full range of emotions. Especially all the forms of love.  Love for your partner, your parents, children, pets. And strangers. Feel your heart centre expand.  

LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 23) 

Trust your enthusiasm this month, Leo. Whatever you are passionate about is the direction you are being guided to follow. This is an opportunity to turn your passion into profit, as they say, and feel fulfilled. 

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sep 23)

You may have been over giving of late, Virgo, or at least giving more than you have been receiving. So, it is time to balance giving and accepting as both are equally important. 

LIBRA (Sep 24 – Oct 23) 

Trust in Divine timing this month, Virgo.  Its not always easy to be patient, I know, but it does pay off and it’s a great life lesson. Being in a rush all too often causes us to miss the point and ruins the joy of anticipation. 

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22) 

You must allow the gentler, or more feminine side of your nature to be to the forefront this month, Scorpio.  Make decisions from your heart even if your head is demanding that you pay attention to it instead!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21) 

We tend to glibly say that honesty is the best policy but it isn’t always the easiest path forward. But if you stay in touch with your true feelings regarding the situation then the correct path will flow. 

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20) 

Devote some quality, spiritual time to yourself this month, Capricorn. It is a good time for you to recommit fully to your values, relationships and your Higher Power. If you need to change a few things then that too is important. 

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19) 

Releasing old resentments is an important part of our personal and spiritual development, Aquarius.  In order to enjoy life to the level you deserve then forgiveness is the key. Not necessarily forgetting but letting go of those feelings that hold you in the past.

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20) 

Gratitude is your key word this month, Pisces. The more you notice and appreciate your blessings, the everyday things as well as the bigger stuff, then you’ll find that the door to more of God’s gifts opens wider. 

The power and purpose of Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is an intriguing concept and one which I believe to be much misunderstood. It is also one of those ‘concepts’ which gets bandied about in new age circles as an essential part of our ascension process and therefore something we can do in meditation or in a workshop afternoon with some quality ‘ommming’ at the end to complete the emotional release. I find this nice but not very practical and I like practical… particularly when it comes to spiritual matters. But I do believe, wholeheartedly, that forgiveness is indeed essential for our personal growth and spiritual development.  

Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person (or group) who has harmed you, regardless of whether or not they actually deserve your forgiveness.  (Dictionary definition).

So why would we forgive? And how do we forgive?

Studies have found that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack; improving cholesterol levels and sleep; reducing pain and blood pressure, along with levels of anxiety, depression and stress.

In the first instance, it is important to be aware that forgiving someone is for your benefit, not theirs. The process of forgiveness and the release of thoughts and feelings that have kept you tied to the past can be done without the other person’s participation. Forgiveness allows you to let go of the regrets or resentments that eat up your valuable energy. There often follows the commonly held belief that the person who committed the offense must earn forgiveness. Not so. That is simply the ego telling us that we are better and more righteous and that is not what forgiveness is about. 

We do well to remember that good people sometimes make bad decisions but that does not make them bad people – it just makes it a bad decision. When we carry bad feelings, they take over our spirit, our identity and our future.  Think about the amount of energy and emotion we invest in holding on to past hurts and injustices, thereby ensuring that they play an informed role in our future experiences!  We become the product of resentment, anger, hate and vengeance because we have given them the power to stay alive within us. Thus, we hold back our acceptance and love for ourselves as well as our ability to love and accept others. 

There is an old Indian tale of the two wolves that reside within us.  A good wolf and a vicious one. They are always at war with each other. The child asks his granpa .. which wolf wins? And granpa answers, Whichever one you feed the most. 

So, yes, we forgive for ourselves but I believe it is more than that. I believe that real forgiveness rises above us and happens on a soul level. That is where the real power of forgiveness lies and therefore the purpose of forgiveness is to ascend to higher levels of spiritual awareness and recognise that we are all one. We are all I AM. Each of us a part of the great cosmos like tiny pinheads of light lighting up each other and bringing our energy together to overcome the darkness that is working so hard to envelop us. 

As spiritual beings having a physical experience, we are not our bodies.   The spirit/soul continues long after the body has completed its job.  The body is the temple of the soul …   to be loved, cared for and looked after in order to do its job the best it can. Like my friend who tidies his car and thanks her for taking him safely from here to there and back. Gratitude. Respect. Your spirit deserves the very best place to live so it too can do its best job in this lifetime as the human person that you are at this time.  

We came from spirit, from Source and we are perfect. We did not come into the body knowing shame or self-persecution. That is learned behaviour.  Same with resentment and anger.  Those who taught us got off track along the way, separated from their soul and behaved towards us in such a manner that they knew not what they did.  This does not mean that what they did was ok or acceptable but it is their karma to work through not ours to carry.  That only weighs us down. When we can remain connected to our spiritual essence then we can tap into our heart space and that which makes us great and, in this way, we can be sure that the good wolf will win.

How to forgive may be the most difficult part but we can simplify it. We don’t need to overthink it. It can be broken down into three steps.  First of all, refuse to hate. Obviously not quite as easy as it sounds but you can start by repeating those three words.  Over and over and you’ll soon catch yourself in action and then it’s ‘ooops . .  let’s start again’. Next comes, learn to learn.   when our buttons get pressed or some uncomfortable, painful stuff comes up, choose to learn from it.  Again, this can be easier said than done and certainly takes work but is well worth it. And third, can you commit to seeing light in that person?  Remember we are all spiritual beings, albeit at different stages of development, but all with light lurking in there even if it is well hidden. 

So, choose love, choose forgiveness and remember that some people come into your life as blessings and some come into your life as lessons.  And lessons are blessings too. 

Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. katemch@gmail.com / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings). 

Horoscope May

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ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Caring is your key word this month, Aries. Keep your heart open and caring about yourself, others and the world around you. A simple caring action will make all the difference to someone’s situation. 

TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21) 

You will feel protected and watched over this month, Taurus. However, you may need to let your guard down, which does not come easy for you, in order to allow others to do this for you. 

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 22) 

Honesty is going to be your best policy this month, Gemini. Be strong and don’t allow anything to sway you from your path of truth. Stay in touch with your true feelings regarding the situation and all will be well.

CANCER (Jun 23 – Jul 22)

Something that has been seeking your attention for some time just won’t go away, Cancer, and this is your time to take action. You have had your reasons for procrastinating but now you need to make it priority. 

LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 23) 

Allow the more gentle side of your nature to shine this month, Leo. No need to go charging into the rescue but rather just be there and hold the space. Sometimes people need encouragement to find their inner strength and you can help. 

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sep 23)

You need to step out of your own way this month, Virgo, and hand things over to The Universe. Surrender any need for control in order to make space for healing love to flow through both yourself and the situation. 

LIBRA (Sep 24 – Oct 23) 

Being a lover of balance, Libra, this month you are being called to balance being both generous and receptive. You may have see sawed to one side but, as you know, both are equally important.  So, take a rain check and you’ll feel all nicely re aligned. 

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22) 

If you have been worrying recently Scorpio then it is time to cease worrying and start praying. . . or meditating. Meditating on a situation is the way to bring about real solutions. Remember that praying is talking to God and meditating is listening. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21) 

When you commit to your values, relationships and the Universal Energy, Sagittarius, you become clear on just exactly what to do next. Remove the monkey voice from your ear and remind yourself who you are. It works miracles. 

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20) 

Faced with a matter of integrity this month, Capricorn, you may well feel challenged and even cross. Remember that it is always better to respond than to react so take your time, be firm and set the example. 

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19) 

There is no moment so powerful as the present, Aquarius, and it is so very important to always be fully present in the here and now. The past has gone and the future is not guaranteed. Being in the now is really the only real place to be.

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20) 

Home is where the heart is, Pisces, and your intuition will always lead you home. Trust and follow your intuition/divine guidance and you won’t go wrong. Instead, you’ll find that wondrous changes lie hidden in plain sight. 

Step out of the boat… If you want to walk on the water

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Being safe is easy, we just need to take a swift look around to see that most people find it easier to do what everyone else is doing. Short term maybe.  Long term? I don’t think so.  Short term gratification never supercedes long term satisfaction. However, fear is a powerful motivator and it takes courage to stand up to it and let it crumble.

When people feel afraid, they wedge themselves into a comfort zone.

When fear sets in people wonder who or what can they turn to. Spouse? Family? Children? Alcohol? Anger? 

When fear takes hold, we turn to something that seems to offer safety. But, instead of finding a comfort zone this is the time we need to turn inward and seek out our own power, our sovereignty, our inner light. And find others who are doing the same.

The boat becomes a symbol of safety, security and comfort. We all have one and for sure, it plays a part in the process of life by providing a safe place to lick our wounds, recalibrate, recharge and get ready to set off again. But not when it becomes a refuge from taking responsibility for your role in life and living out the purpose you were put here for. Then it becomes a grave! What is your boat? 

If you want to know what your boat is just listen to your inner voice of worry. Your boat is your comfort zone where you feel safe but it is not actually protecting you from anything. Fear is what keeps us in the comfort zone but fear of what?  Fear of speaking your truth and living the best version of yourself. Fear of failure? Fear of ridicule? Fear of what others might think? Fear of not being enough. Fear of your own inner light? Your power?

Anyone can stay in a comfort zone and, sadly, most people do but what we tend to forget is that when we have the courage to believe in ourselves and step out of the comfort zone the Universe conspires in our favour and moves us forwards in ways we could never imagine.  Or, as Paolo Coelho said, “And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” 

When you are called to leave the boat, your perceived sense of safety is threatened. It is scary and we can talk ourselves into all sorts of reasons to stay in the comfort zone. Fear versus love and we all understand the power of fear these days more than ever.  But remember your boat is what is keeping you from shining your light and becoming the best version of yourself you can possibly be. 

During this current period of immense transformation such as the world has never experienced before, it seems more important than ever, that as individuals, and in groups, we decide to ‘step out of our boats and walk on the water’ as it says in the bible.  I find the metaphorical nature of the bible stories to be a very beautiful and accessible means of helping me understand and navigate everyday life. 

Step out of your fear and into your power.  Identify what you will most definitely regret if you stay in the boat. The thoughts and dreams that keep coming back to you are your callings. Are you prepared to hide from them rather than be the one who is prepared to be different? Be prepared to speak your truth, risk losing some people (that need losing) and finding others who are also prepared to speak their truth and pursue their dreams is essential at this time. We need to let go of people, places and things in order to create the space for the new to enter. And remember the power of five – that we become the average of the five people that we spend most time with. So, take a few minutes to identify just who those five are.  They include those you interact with on any medium, in person or otherwise, and also maybe a teacher you are studying etc.  The key thing is to be the one in the middle in terms of your aspirations. You have two to aspire to and two who aspire to you. Be honest with yourself about your five as they will literally keep you in the boat or help you to step out of it 

Don’t ever be afraid to go out on a limb, to be different. It is tough, no one ever said it was going to be easy but, hanging on in there in the boat, the comfort zone, with people who do not have the courage to step into their power is a much more dangerous place to be than out dealing with the storms of life alongside those who know that standing together in their light is the way to come through those storms. Whether you are a follower or a leader doesn’t matter, what matters is that we each take responsibility for striving to be that best version of ourselves that we can be and supporting others to do the same.  Be in someone else’s power of five and keep it growing and evolving. Allow your fear to transmute into love and remember that Love is Letting Go of Fear (Jampolsky 1979).    

Fear paralyses our vision and as Helen Keller said, ‘having sight but no vision’ is a fate far worse than being born blind. 

As we are liberated from our own fear our presence so liberates others. So, ask yourself, who are you to not shine your light and thus inspire others to do the same?

Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. katemch@gmail.com / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings). 

Horoscope April

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ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Education is high on your agenda this month, Aries. It is likely to be a course you have already started and taken a break from or a course that you have been thinking about for some time. Either way, go for it!

TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21) 

Great rewards come to those who stand firm and are prepared to stand out from the crowd, Taurus. It is likely that you’ll be tested in this way but you have the self- confidence and self- respect to do so …. and you’ll be rewarded indeed,

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 22) 

As we move into Spring and new life appears all around us, we feel the energies of the planet changing also.  The planet is moving forward into a more spiritually based epoch with materialism losing its grip. Ponder on this awhile, Gemini, and see where it takes you. 

CANCER (Jun 23 – Jul 22)

Your success is assured this month, Cancer, as long as you are prepared to take a fairly big risk! Your mental and emotional response to the outcome will  serve as a blueprint for you in the future. So do not doubt yourself and you’ll grow in faith exponentially. 

LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 23) 

An old friend turns up out of the blue, Leo and takes you by surprise. Trips down memory lane can be both healing and enlightening and this one will be both. It’ll also answer a question which has long made you curious.  

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sep 23)

An old chestnut that you thought you had dealt with pops up again this month, Virgo. So frustrating but it happens.  The good news is that it means that you are making great progress and just need to let go of the last residues of the things that hold you back. 

LIBRA (Sep 24 – Oct 23) 

Make sure that you have put the finishing touches to your plan, so far, Libra.   It is worth taking a final raincheck before plunging in. You have past experiences to learn from and use to refine your plans and you have now to create the bright future you desire.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22) 

You have been banging your head against a brick wall recently trying to figure out the answer to something, haven’t you Scorpio?  Now, stand back and allow the Universe to step in and you’ll find the answer lands right in front of you.  The Universe always knows best!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21) 

A short trip is in order this month, Sagittarius. You know that you have been yearning to do this for a while so give yourself permission and just do it.  If a friend cannot make it this time, then you bite the bullet and go on your own.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20) 

It is easy for you to feel overwhelmed at this time, Capricorn and slightly difficult to be clear on your best path forward. But the truth is that you can start anywhere to heal the fear and confusion. Do not underestimate the power of intention and kind words.  

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19) 

This is a good month for you to take some time out to recharge and recalibrate, Aquarius. Make the time for yourself to do this as not only will you benefit but so will everyone else you come into contact with. 

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20) 

You’ll be called upon to stay strong for someone else this month, Pisces. So, listen to your gut instinct and quietly but firmly speak your truth. It is not always easy to do this but so often this is the way.

Loss and Bereavement

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We have all experienced bereavement in one way or another. Bereavement and loss are a part of life, of the human condition. Bereavement takes many forms from the loss of a parent in childhood, to the loss of a child, a sibling, a grandparent, a beloved pet.

The dictionary defines bereavement as “to be robbed” or “deprived of something valuable” and is commonly used in relation to the death of a significant person in our life.  Grieving refers to the psychological components of bereavement, referring to the feelings evoked by a significant loss, especially the suffering involved when a loved one dies.

Since Sigmund Freud, grieving and mourning have been conceived as the process through which the bereaved person adjusts to the reality of their loss, enabling them to disengage from the deceased and invest in new relationships. 

While death and dying are, for many people, the ultimate trauma, people can experience similar emotional upset when dealing with many of life’s challenges, especially if confronted with something for the first time. 

Over the recent two years we, as a people, have experienced loss in new ways. We have lost the world as we have known it all our lives. Even when things settle down and the road forward is clearer, I think we all know that we can never go back.  But the good news is that we can go forward. 

I feel that it is essential to update the understanding of loss and bereavement in the current climate.  Has it fundamentally changed or do we just need to expand the understanding of the experience? To perhaps redefine the actual meaning to encompass differing experiences of loss while retaining the core. 

In order to enable this, I think we need to have a better understanding of the theory of grief and this necessitates understanding more about yourself and others. 

As human beings we are vulnerable. Vulnerability is part of our makeup. It is a condition of our existence and the tragedies we experience are the revelations of that vulnerability. If there was no vulnerability there would be no tragedy and thus no experience of loss and bereavement. 

Child psychologist John Bowlby argued that we form attachments early in life and these offer us security and survival. So, when these attachments are broken or lost, individuals experience distress and emotional disturbances such as anxiety, rage, anger, feelings of desolation and extreme vulnerability. It was Bowlby who identified the four phases of ‘mourning’:

1. Numbing  

2. Yearning and Searching               

3. Disorganisation  

4. Reorganisation.

When tragedy strikes it can be so overwhelming that the mind can go numb. This is also known as cognitive dissonance – just impossible to comprehend the reality of what has happened. This is then followed by periods of yearning for what or who has been lost and the mind will search for ways of averting the reality. Then comes the period of disorganisation when nothing seems to fit and it is impossible to find sense or continuity.  Finally come the steps to reorganise life in a new way without the person or situation that is no longer part of it.

Looking at it this way highlights the fact that actual physical death is not always the cause of bereavement but death of a relationship or a job or a way of life can have equally devastating effects. It is important also to be clear that there can be degrees of bereavement too.  Losing one’s home and way of life may be less devastating than losing a child or way of life but that is not to deny that it is still a form of bereavement. As human beings, we tend to downplay certain traumas as ‘not as important’ as we feel it would be disrespectful to someone whose grief is of a more brutal nature than ours. But I do feel that it is important to acknowledge whatever has happened on whatever level we feel it in order to process and let go.  Only thus do we move on. 

The word ‘trauma’ is very much in vogue at the moment and, up to a point, quite rightly so.  Everyone experiences trauma in their early lives and, historically, it has not been recognised just how much damage unacknowledged trauma can do. And so, for an adult to function on a healthy level mentally and emotionally, it is essential that these dark areas are explored, addressed and put to rest. Otherwise, they will simply keep popping up to remind you of the fact that they happened and to destroy the quality of life in all sorts of subtle and not so subtle ways.  Of course, the overuse of the word ‘trauma’ must be monitored so as not to become an excuse for not taking personal responsibility. But that is another subject.  

So, what do we do and how do we apply these understanding to go forward with our lives in the current situation?

First of all, be honest with yourself about how you feel about what has happened, whatever it is, and make the decision to not allow it to interfere with your wonderful future. Writing things down and re reading as though having a conversation with the damaged part of yourself can be hugely therapeutic. Then allow your mind to bring forth the good things that can now flow through and make a pledge to respect yourself and to not judge. Yourself or others. 

Loss and bereavement can be expressed in various ways and we are each so individual.  When you promise yourself to love and acknowledgement in this way then the Universe will move in unexpected ways to help you become the best version of yourself that you can be. 

Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. katemch@gmail.com / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings). 

Year of the Tiger

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According to Chinese Astrology, each year corresponds to one of twelve animals  (Rat. Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig) and this cycle repeats every twelve years. The Chinese base their New Year celebration on the lunar calendar instead of the solar one that is used in the east. Therefore, people who follow the solar calendar always celebrate New Year on January 1st. But the Chinese New Year depends on the moon.  Usually it is celebrated in February, but the exact date does vary from year to year depending on the phases of the moon’s cycle. This year it happens to be on February 1st. 

The most recent Tiger Years are 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010 2022 and so this year, of 2022, is The Year of the Tiger.

Tigers are known to be brave, to value their independence and to have a strong sense of justice. Sometimes they can be silent but deadly.  

Tiger has very powerful energy and so in a Tiger year we can expect volatility in our relationships.  Of course, we can also expect to find our inner strength and, like Tiger, find ourselves standing our ground and even seeing off those who do not respect or play fair with us.

Tiger energy is also good for learning, for travel and for education. This could involve undertaking a new training which could link to travel with your job or even a change of job.  

This is naturally a perfect year for Tiger people to engage on a deeper journey of personal and spiritual development. This is always the case for the animal celebrating its own Chinese Year 

According to the Chinese horoscope, 2022 is the year of water Tiger, which would suggest a year of all types of extremes. Chinese zodiac animal signs are grouped in six pairs according to the balance between yin and yang. Each of these groupings is associated with one of six destiny aspects known as Houses. These Houses influence the overall characteristics of the time period in which the animal sign rules.

The second House is the House of expansion, which is associated with the Tiger and the Rabbit (sometimes known as Cat). In the year of the Tiger there is likely to be expansion through aggression and conflict in the world and in the year of the Rabbit there will be expansion through diplomacy and talks usually to repair the damage caused by the Tiger’s aggression.    

In life and love, the Tiger is the epitome of grandness. Tiger is a loyal and fierce protector of those he loves or who may be entrusted into his care. Tiger is a leader, logical and determined and successful in helping others to become the best versions of themselves they can be. 

The animal energy of the year affects everyone. In this Year of the Tiger, 2022, many people will develop strong self-confidence and overcome fear which may have been gripping them. They will find themselves easily overcoming even deeply ingrained fears and taking risks they never thought possible. 

Because 2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger, there will be abundance available and coming to those who trust. Water amplifies the vital force, health and the very essence of the Tiger spirit. However, Water Tiger is discreet and does not like to stand out.  Instead, it always trusts its instincts. 

Under the influence of Tiger energy, we can all take risks with the confidence that we won’t fail and that, in fact, both romantically and financially, success is assured. 

It is a known fact that first impressions count so grab the opportunity to engage with Tiger’s enthusiasm or miss out, for the water Tiger has webbed feet that enable him to ride the rapids and negotiate the challenges with no time to spare for looking back or to pick up straddlers.

Tiger energy means that this is a year of opportunities coming your way and you really mustn’t miss them. Tigers do not procrastinate nor do they suffer fools gladly. Remember that opportunities rarely present themselves twice.

Tiger represents the direction of Northeast and the month of February and both of these aspects support new beginnings. The northeast is where the sun begins its journey of the new day and although it is not yet showing above the horizon the adventure of the new day has begun.

The month of February marks the beginning of spring in the Chinese calendar and is also the month of the Tiger, bringing a double impact of the Tigers energy with which to launch our intentions for the coming Year.

The northeast is where the leader of the year sits thus highlighting the importance of respecting this area of your property. To block the northeast with heavy furniture or a cluttered garage, for example, will be to prevent your projects taking off. Construction and buildings extensions in the northeast also need careful consideration for to break the ground and disturb the leader is to curtail any progress the project may have made. The best policy is to keep the area light and bright, well maintained and fit for a king.

Tiger energy is awesome and I think all of us can recognise just how much the world needs it right now. So, go forth and enjoy the year and the new and exciting things it brings you, not least of all the more confident, capable and prosperous you!   

Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. katemch@gmail.com / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings). 

Horoscope February

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ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Happiness and good fortune is coming your way this month, Aries! Prepare for this by giving thanks for everything you have already so that you allow all good things into your energy sphere.  Also, take care to communicate graciously with everyone you meet. 

TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21) 

Focus on the present moment. Taurus, as the past has gone and the future is yet to happen. No one is faultless but that is past.  As a light bearer you are carrying the special energy that the planet is in dire need of right now.  Value yourself and what you have to offer. .

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 22) 

Patience is your key word this month, Gemini. You will be feeling rather ahead of others at this time and this will frustrate you as you can see a certain situation very clearly while others can’t! Steps at a time… they will get there 

CANCER (Jun 23 – Jul 22)

ou are being guided to follow your instinct this month, Cancer. You may feel that you are striving to maintain a sense of balance and so get a sharper perspective on an issue. This will bring you peace and allow to be your best self. 

LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 23) 

There are always several different ways to solve a problem, Leo, and this month you are being called upon to be creative in your thinking processes. Be inquisitive and you’ll come up with all sorts of ideas. Persevere and you will inevitably receive a fine reward. 

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sep 23)

Trust can be difficult sometimes. Virgo, particularly if you have had a bad experience.  Recently, you have had a tendency to have a protective wall around you most of the time but it is time to begin to come out from behind it as, while it can protect your sensitive side, it also keeps out the positive. 

LIBRA (Sep 24 – Oct 23) 

Focus is important this month, Libra. Get clear on your heart’s desire, set your vision and ask the Universe that it comes your way with the highest and best result for all concerned. Then be prepared by being calm and patient while focusing on it intently.  

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22) 

You are advised to regain control of a situation or area of your life, Scorpio. You can start to do this by paying attention to your breath. When you focus on breathing naturally you connect consciously to the energy of the planets which always move in perfect harmony.  

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21) 

If you feel misunderstood this month, Sagittarius, don’t let it dim your light. At this time there is much disharmony on the planet and many people seek to put out the light in others. Remain true to your purpose and hold your vision like a bright flame.  

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20) 

You must prepare for change this month, Capricorn. A sudden change may catch you unawares but will have an unexpectedly positive outcome if you examine your intentions and make clear ones for the highest good of all.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19) 

This month your stars are aligned in the way of the peaceful warrior, Aquarius.  That is the energy of a well balanced and compassionate leader. You will be called to support someone more vulnerable than yourself and you will be able to uphold justice and equality in their favour. 

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20) 

Courageously seize an opportunity that presents to you, Pisces. You are a visionary and you have powerful clarity and awareness at this time. View a situation from an enlightened perspective and remain motivated so that you can take action immediately. 

Horoscope 2022

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ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

2022 is going to be a period when you can make sweeping changes, Aries.  All the things you were itching to get on with in 2021 can and will be addressed and achieved!   This energy encompasses all areas of your life from career to finances, from love to health.  Remember to maintain your sense of self-worth and self-esteem at all times and do not allow your ego to overrule your instinct. Trust your inner voice and meditate for a few minutes each day on the gifts, talent and wisdom that is held in your soul. The time has come for you to share your unique gifts with the world and trust that the Universe will guide you to the correct connections. As the energy on the planet shifts over the coming year, your new path will be much in demand for the heart-based energy which is on its way.

TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21)  

You don’t tend to suffer fools gladly, Taurus, and the early part of 2022 is likely to find you having to curb your need to speak out about things that frustrate and upset you. Take care also with your thoughts and actions, making sure that they are pure, light and loving. Listening to music will help to soothe your soul giving you much needed patience and as the year moves on into the summer months you will be feeling much more in harmony with those around you and with nature in general. 2022 is the year for you to truly identify your passion and to live it. By doing this you will know that your contribution is helping the entire universe to align in perfect divine order. Do not allow your ego to tell you that your efforts are insignificant but trust, with your heart, that they are recognised and appreciated by the higher energies and by those who really count. 

GEMINI (May 22 – Jun 22) 

2022 is your year to work on your sense of self-worth and self-esteem, Gemini.  This way you can step into your inner power and really contribute to the world in ways that you have only dreamed of. You must take the time to develop yourself on a spiritual level, and remember that you do not have to prove yourself to anyone. Meditate for a few minutes each day on the gifts, talents and wisdom held in your soul and then ask your higher self for them to be made available to you for your highest good. Many people have been experiencing much confusion over this last 12 months and you have very special gifts which can help to reassure and bring calm to difficult situations.  On another note, it would be wise for you to take some later in the year to do an assessment of your financial situation. No problem, just precaution.   

CANCER (Jun 23 – Jul 22)

You may feel like you are going through an initiation during 2022, Cancer. Indeed, you probably are and while it may feel too much at times, remember that your soul chose its mission and you will learn great patience and forbearance as you complete these tests and raise your vibrations to a much higher spiritual level. As the year progresses you will find it easier to relax and keep your heart open. Use all your experiences to strengthen yourself and everything will feel worthwhile. Family relationships may become a little strained as the Christmas season approaches but your newly developed skills and understanding will pave the way to harmony. Make sure to take time this year to do some deep self -care and to give to yourself in the same way that you so selflessly give to others.  

LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 23) 

The energy of 2022 is calling upon you to work a little more on understanding others’ needs, Leo, and also improving your listening skills and personal interaction. This will help you to plant seeds of light within your immediate family and social circle.  Your professional contacts may a little more difficult as they may not be comfortable with a new, more confident you and you will simply need to be patient. When you feel the need to centre yourself, then work with your breath. Focusing on slowly releasing the outbreath is a wonderful way to centre and ground yourself. There may well be a new addition to the family in springtime and also cause for celebration around the time of your birthday which will mean a double celebration.  An opportunity for overseas travel will present itself… Much to your delight. 

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sep 23)

You are going to be drawn to education throughout 2022, Virgo, mainly because you have a deep desire for more excitement in your life and to engage in more meaningful ways with others. This may well disrupt your natural preference for order and organisation but, in fact, this diversion from the norm will have the great benefit of helping you to see things from a different perspective and find solutions to some the things that constantly challenge you. As the year progresses you will find yourself following through with things that you have avoided till now.  Like an online course or extra professional training.  In other words, you’ll stop playing safe and allow yourself to blossom. Those of you looking for a relationship can definitely find the perfect partner but you may have to make the first move!

LIBRA (Sep 24 – Oct 23) 

You are about to be presented with some amazing opportunities this year, Libra, and you are being guided to seize them courageously.  Make no mistake, this will take all the courage you can muster but you must believe in yourself and know that you are up to the challenge. All the lessons and learnings of recent years will come together and you’ll be able to connect different threads of your life in ways that you have been unable to up till now. By mid-summer, you will be motivated and ready for action and as summer becomes autumn you will be ready for action! You will move fearlessly and tenaciously and be ready to treat setbacks and obstacles as opportunities to raise your game. Remember to always remain calm and centred no matter what and this way you will always stand in your power.  People will be drawn to your energy and will respect and honour you for your vision. 

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22) 

ou have experienced a lot since this time last year, Scorpio, and during 2022 you will be yearning for freedom and independence. You are more in touch with your innate wisdom than before and while that may have involved dealing with rocky patches and highs and lows you are now able to see things from a higher perspective. So, this is a good period for you to look at the challenges and issues in your life from a higher perspective and, in so doing, you will naturally gravitate to helping others to do the same.  This will bring you more satisfaction and sense of self worth than you could have imagined and, as the year progresses, you will realise that you are well on track with your life purpose. As the year draws to a close you will be in a calm and confident frame of mind, feeling positive and looking forward to the next chapter.  

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 21) 

It may be that you felt the need to have a strong protective shell around you and your loved over the last year, Sagittarius, and this was no bad thing. In the uncertain times we have been experiencing on our planet, it is essential to have a safe network and a place of safety.  We need this to stay balanced and keep our batteries charged. Having done this, you are now ready to relax that protective shell a little and place a protective light around yourself instead.  This way you keep negativity at bay while also allowing the good to enter your sacred space. In 2022, you are being guided to focus on abundance consciousness.  Call in love, prosperity, happiness, joy and all manner of good things.  Be sure, at the same time, to be visioning the whole planet receiving the stream of bounty also.  

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20) 

You will emerge for your self-imposed cocoon this year, Capricorn.  In other word you are about to go through a profound transformation. Like a butterfly though, you must not rush this.  The cocoon is where you have been kept safe and secure while learning all the very important lessons and gaining deep knowledge which is going to be so very important in the healing of the world as the transition continues. As we move into summer you will need a phase of relaxation and calm before you spread your wings. Use this period for a life review to help you decide what changes you need to make and to prepare for the process, which is inevitable. By the time summer is giving way to autumn you will be emerging as a different spiritual person. It is essential for you to have gentle exercise and a super healthy diet at this time. 

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19) 

Be true to yourself at all costs this year, Aquarius. It is always possible to be misunderstood even when you are acting from the best and noblest of intentions.  There are always those who want to extinguish the light in others and it can be a challenge to hold to your inner light and truth.  But we are all on a big spiritual journey at the moment and you have the learning and experience to hold that light and to keep it shining for others to follow and to find their own light in the process. This is truly powerful. Your guidance is to let no one diminish you and, when you come upon challenges, as you will around September/October, simply remain true to yourself and to your purpose. There will be some financial issues requiring your attention towards the end of the year but with the straightforward approach these will be quickly resolved. 

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20) 

After a busy year of personal growth and gently working with others, you are being guided to relax this year, Pisces.  Be relaxed yet remain independent. Take time to go inside and remind yourself that everything you need to know is already inside you and by surrendering to the divine order of the Universe, you will access this innate wisdom and knowingness. As you do this and the months gently roll by you will become aware that you are raising your frequency and that of all those around you. And this is exactly what the planet needs right now. Later in the year you will be guided to go forth and gather small groups of people to share and possible even build new communities where each is recognised for the uniqueness and individuality.  Where caring and sharing is the order of the day and exclusion simply does not exist. 

Spiritual Wisdom from a Crow

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Walking in the woods with my dog. It was very quiet, very still and beautiful… misty. I became aware of a crow cawing and, at first, I didn’t think anything of it. Then I realised it was continuing and we were coming closer to it. I stood still and there it was on the very top branch of a tall, tall tree. Cawing out to the world sharing its message and its song. It lasted for at least ten minutes then it flew off. A little later I heard it again from further away. I felt it had touched something very primal and very deep. 

When I got back to the car, I looked up the spiritual significance of crow and I was transfixed. The main message is about transformation, working together and embracing change in a positive way; adaptability, skill sharing and finding solutions. Crow reminds us that “This too shall pass”.

It felt like God had spoken to me as, in fact, I believe he did, through the crow

Nature is awesome and if we take time to stop and listen to the messages from nature that we are being given every day then the quality of life improves immeasurably.  I believe that all of God’s creatures are messengers just going about their business and giving us repeated opportunities to stop and listen.   What a lot we can learn when we slow down and pay attention. 

Animal spirit energy and its meaning has long been a subject of fascination and learning and is, like many esoteric practices, becoming more widely recognised for its healing qualities in helping us navigate and understand our soul journeys.  Never has this been more relevant than in the current period of uncertainty and transformation.  

Crows build their nests high up in tall trees where they have a clear overview of what is going on all around.  They are highly intelligent creatures with great problem-solving skills and the higher they are the clearer their overall vision.    Apparently, they also call out to people who are feeling isolated or misunderstood, connecting souls on the same path and helping them work together on their soul journey. 

It is said that we all have a spirit power animal or guide and it is worth looking up what yours is then building a relationship with it on an energetic level.  As you become more attuned to the world around you and you step away from the 3D requirement to always be busy and in a rush then you will notice just how often creatures cross your path or appear out of the blue.  Remember, they always have a message for you but you need to be open to noticing and receiving. 

Today I was driving along a country road and I noticed a fat cock pheasant on the road directly in my path. He was having a snack and had no intention of moving out of the way to let a car pass by.  So, I waited a little while.  Of course, he just continued and so I reversed and drove around him.  I was chuckling.  On one level I always feel that cock pheasants are a sign that my dad is with me (he died when I was a child) and it is not at all unusual for them to appear.  But this guy today was right in my path and not budging so I felt he had something important to convey to me at this time.

Sure enough he was reminding me that my shine is not as bright as usual.  That I have been feeling dull and drab inside.  So true.   My energy has been low and I have been unwell the last few days. He wanted me to know that my usually sparkling vision is rather muted and that he was returning a rainbow of beauty into my life. Reminding me to take a breather and not to focus so much on the big missions at the expense of missing the everyday miracles. He reminded me that I have gifts for a reason and that God does not grant sparkling spiritual aptitudes on everybody …..  I don’t have to fly the flag for everyone – only the right people. 

He asked me to remind you all to stay true to yourselves, show off your feathers and take a chance.   

So, stop reading now and be still.  Go within and think of a time when you have had an unexpected encounter with an animal.  Allow your mind to bring back the experience ……  what happened and how did it make you feel?  Don’t rush. Animals don’t rush so be in their time frame.  Be patient and live in the now, like they do and when one appears, pay attention, check out the spiritual symbolism and be amazed.

If you don’t keep a journal then now is a great time to start.  The start of a New Year and the energy is fresh.  The world as we knew it is never going to be the same again and it is essential that we are aligned with the 5D energy.  Animals already are and they are at our service to guide us all the way. 

As for the crow…  I sent a photo of him on his branch to a new friend and soulmate and told her what had taken place. It turned out that just before she got my message a crow had appeared to her also.  She loves crows.   A week or so later I was visiting her house and when I popped into the loo there on the wall was the most delightful child’s drawing of a happy fat cock pheasant! Say no more.   

Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. katemch@gmail.com / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings). 

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