2015 ANNUAL REVIEW




2015 ANNUAL REVIEW
This past year was definitely a surprise to me. I did not expect to find myself in a new relationship. I did not expect to move, nor did I expect some of the wild changes that manifested that I had been warned about. Ever since moving to LA, I've been much more relaxed about planning ahead. Much of what I've been centering my attention around has actually been to enjoy my life. I've let go of that limited mindset that I had back when I lived someplace that was not ideal for me to be in. Now that I am out of that oppressive circumstance, I am actually so happy.

This past year I played it by ear. I didn't pay as much attention to my Annual Review 2014, but it actually foresaw me moving into my new apartment on my own. That was impressive!

With three Knights present in the spread, this sets the tone of the year to be a faster one in general. Things seem to be speeding up considerably, and I can attest to that. I also see two Threes, side by side. Working on the balance between personal life and work.



October. Judgment.
I’ve been heavily resonating with this card lately. I see it as a big call to action and an irreversible change manifesting. Some changes can be so extreme that they shake us to our core.

This is good! We don’t want to remain in the ams place forever. Sometimes all we need is a radical change to get us back in motion again. Bring that change!

November. Ten of Cups.
Emotional solace and accompaniment from those we love most. Embrace your blessings and be glad for what you have, because it is the best that there is for you. This card fills me up with gratitude for all the love I ever receive. It means so much to me when people show their caring nature and they give me affection. This month I’m also looking to give some back!

I’m seeing my Mom in November! We’re taking a trip back to Tokyo together, and I couldn’t be more excited!

December. Two of Cups.
Romantic. Two souls coming together, seeing one another reflected in the other. Bonding sometimes escapes human senses of perception and enlists those that we have but may not be fully aware about. It’s wonderful to have somebody to share the deepest aspects of your soul with, that understands you and loves you no matter what the two of you go through. True love!



January. Hanged Man.
After so much excitement, the start of year feels like a lull. I interpret this as trying to hang onto the past that is no longer there, only to feel it a little longer. We can’t always deny the future that is promised to us for our own personal needs. There are bigger things in the picture than we can see that are not always up to our control, but the best we can do is to trust.

February. Knight of Coins.
Settle down into this new year and new life gracefully. Seek out things for your space that make you feel cozy and at home. Look for the little details that brighten up your life and give you a sense of safety. Embrace all that you have, say thanks and carry on with all your plans.

March. Four of Wands.
This month is echoing the sentiment of the previous one, with making things feel more at home. Look to clean up and purify your space. Decorate it in a way that feels lavish and will make you want to have people over to accompany you.



April. The Chariot.
Taking a trip to another land can break away the sameness from being nesting for two months. Seek out the answers you wish to find and your own independence by moving forward at increasing speeds. Keep all your elements in harmony and under control, and you will find you’re not missing anything as you go.

May. Seven of Coins.
Are you going? Are you staying? You have options to consider. Take your time in pondering everything that is just out of your reach but will one day manifest itself as a need for you to take action. When you see things coming, you are much more prepared to tackle them.

June. Three of Cups.
Rejoice! Things are coming together. Embrace the friends that support you in your journey and look to enjoy special moments with them. Seek to make your life pleasant and simple, and delegate those things that no longer make you happy. You don’t need them.



July. Three of Coins.
After the celebration comes the time to get back to work. Bring out the materials that have been in slumber for way too long and seek out ways to make your process less tedious. The goal is to knock a few things off your to-do list. Work, dammit!

August. Page of Wands.
Enthusiasm, passion and creativity unlocked from the depths of within. Look for the things that keep you inspired and that spark your enthusiasm for life. If you’ve had too much of the same lately, break away from the routine and try something new. Chances are that was all that you needed!

September. Knight of Cups.
An intense proposal comes your way, knocking you out of the water with surprise. Embrace the love you are given and give it back with the same amounts of intensity. Learn to show through actions and through how you live your life just how much you are capable of sharing your love.



Clarifier. The Devil.
Oh my! This card is giving the year a naughty spin with so much romance being present. To me this is also a sign I will be working on limitations from the past that haven’t allowed me to move forward in whatever area of my life they are present. It’s a sure sign to break the chains and fight for my freedom from oppression. I’m not a big fan of being stuck for long.

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HOUSE OF ZODIAC: VIRGO



My friend Tina Constantine aka Lady Nocturne is a Graphic Designer living in Puerto Rico. On her spare time she dreamed up a Zodiac editorial series which I want to share with you. I love how sexy some of these can be while still being classy. Great work! I have some amazingly talented friends!

Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer   Leo  Virgo

I have decided to complete one year of horoscopes devoted to each zodiac sign. I offer personalized Annual Review readings at my Samhain Moon Etsy shop. It is a very popular reading on this blog and in my work life, and now I am offering all 12 signs of the zodiac their own loose horoscope calendar to refer to.


VIRGO TAROT HOROSCOPE FOR 2015: ANCIENT ITALIAN TAROT
August. Page of Swords.
Clarity in how you express yourself. Never think twice in standing up for yourself to others, particularly if they fail to understand where you’re coming from. There are times when you actually don’t need to say much, because the way that you feel becomes so clearly manifested that words are unnecessary.

September. Knight of Cups.
Falling in love with life means running with it and feeling all there is to feel about it. Seek to nurture yourself and your soul with all of those things that you dream of. Embrace the good things that come to you as gifts and graces from divinity. You’ve earned it.

October. Eight of Coins.
Shifting gears once more into what comes out to be a busy month. Invest yourself in projects you’ve had halfway there that have not yet come to their conclusion. Pause to look everything over and go back into it with the intention of polishing it to perfection. Work out those things you’ve been telling yourself you need to get to in what feels like forever.

November. Ten of Cups.
A great time to enjoy and to be thankful for all those things that have gotten you to this point. I feel like this echoes a lot of the feeling from September, in which you may be feeling grateful for the blessings in your life and how they adorn your life with moments of love and joy. It’s important to nurture family, close and far during this month. Reach out and let your loved ones know you care.

December. King of Coins.
This month is definitely not one with fast activity; it seems more like a month to pause and collect your bearings. It’s evoking a feeling of being on top of your stuff and feeling the security of providing for yourself. A great way to wind down the year is with cozy stability.

January. Nine of Cups.
Embracing the company of others in good times. I read this as satisfaction with you goals, and likely a wish coming true.

February. Ace of Cups.
To complete the month before, a new love is coming into your life that will really lift your spirits and nurture you. Embrace it, accept it and take it into you as a manifestation of your own self. Learn to love and to be loved with nothing but the most caring feeling.

March. Two of Wands.
This reads as a month of inactivity, perhaps because of the inability to make a decision. This or that? Yes or no? Today or tomorrow?

Take a pause, think it over and pick one then the time is right.

April. Ace of Wands.
You did pick something. Apparently the right decision, because it looks like you will be hyper motivated to take this new project on. I feel a huge surge of energy and passion. Turn it into motivation to do your things.

May. The Devil.
Uh oh, where did your motivation go?

I read this as a full stop to the momentum you had finally worked up for yourself. Pause for a moment to consider how you can improve upon your situation.

June. Eight of Swords.
Things remain frozen. You need to take control over your circumstances again in order to put the stalling to an end. Given the month before and the month coming after, it seems you have some difficulties yet to face.

July. Three of Swords.
You can’t resist change. Sometimes you have to accept it with grace in knowing that eventually you’ll get over whatever it is that you’re currently going through. Have strength in trying times!

Signifier. Six of Wands.
Go forth with your plans and with your strength. Don’t take no for an answer, and make sure that you remain with the same positive attitude that is necessary.
House of Zodiac photos compliment of Tina. You can find her on Deviantart and Tumblr. Please don't use her photos without her permission.♡♡

ANCIENT ITALIAN TAROT




Everything about this deck is absolutely stunning. I love the matte card stock, how thin it is and also how easy to shuffle and fan out. I have zero problems fanning Lo Scarabeo card stock out in uniform.

I’ve seen many incarnations from this deck before. My favorite was the one published by Il Menenghello as the Soprafino deck, but when I found this print run, that all changed. I loved everything from the colors, to the card stock, to the lovely card backs that it has. I could spend time just shuffling the deck and enjoying the crunchy feeling of the card stock. No reading required!

Since it is an non-scenic Minor Arcana deck, I am looking forward to testing my intuition in how long it takes me to adapt to a new system of tradition. It can of course be tied back to Rider-Waite Smith tradition, but I am of the belief that each deck had something to share on its own. We don’t need to limit it simply to the system we read with because that’s what we’re comfortable with. That’s the point of having variety!

Listen to the story as it comes. There is no need to box a tarot tradition into another just for the sake of comfort. Who doesn’t like an enriching challenge?



At some point the backs were green and white. Then the ones from the right were published, and finally the one on the left is the one you would be getting now if you were to purchase this deck.

This is definitely a deck I would like to spend more time with, and would love to end up using on client readings in the future. I’ve even got a pouch set aside to use it with.

The colors in this deck are supposed to be somewhat muted, but I find them extremely appealing with the weathered look that accompanies. The woodcut illustration style is also a major plus about it. To be honest, I can’t find anything about this deck that I don’t like… and that’s why I love it so much!

There is something really special about this deck, and I attribute some of its worth to the history there is to it. I also really resonate with the engraving illustrations. For me, these cards look like a tarot deck should. I especially love these new rainbow colored backs. They pull it all together for me.





What is your most important characteristic?
Ten of Wands.
I’ve piled on the years, each one outweighing the other and forming what has come to be the foundation for all that is out there now. Big things are built with patience, inspired upon the civilizations that built our race to be what it is now. I offer a standing legacy of hundreds of years.

What are your strengths as a tarot deck?
Four of Wands.
I’ve got a steady, unshakable foundation that is locked in and ready for whatever shock comes its way. There is no shaking something that was built to last, as you will soon come to learn.

What are your limits?
Seven of Swords.
There are some things you can’t escape, and that’s reality. Try not to close yourself off to what is actually out there and surrounding you in circumstance. Outside influence can have as much to do with what you are dealing with as things on the inside. Be aware, and come to face what you need to.



What are you here to teach me?
King of Swords.
Strength comes from steeling the mind. When you face things head on but remain in silence, you allow enough space for intentions to manifest themselves and make themselves present to you. Be ready to take it head on and strong, and also remember not to show any signs of intimidation. You are here to handle what you are given, not to shy away from it.

How can I best learn to collaborate with you?
Two of Cups.
You need to accept the bond that is offered. Take in the harmonizing feelings of promise and connection. There is divine sacredness in two things coming together to form one. Take your work tools and love them to the point they become part of you. You will be inseparable!

Good advice.

What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
Four of Coins.
Using this deck, you will establish a safe foundation. It will be like coming home after a long day of work to discover you left it in the perfect shape for you to feel most comfortable and cozy. There is no need for further adornment, you can expect things to remain in order.



Which card do you want to show off?
Queen of Cups.
Although I have been very strong in my answers, I present nothing but compassion and understanding of the deepest mysteries of life. It’s important to understand why we attach to certain sentiments in order to prevent harmful cycles from turning into a continuous problem. It’s good to cut problems from the start so that they don’t give you grief.

How do you see me?
Judgment.
You call people back into a conscious state, so that they make take control in their lives. Take pride in being a source of inspiration and a messenger of light. It’s important to accept when your life purpose is to lead people out of the trenches and into the expression of the best forms they can be.

How do you see yourself?
The High Priestess.
The quiet companion, the one who sees. I have the advantage of being an exponent of history without directly being tied to a particular time. Since I am relevant still today, I am a time traveller bringing olden concepts in to serve you in your current life. Regardless of how I look, I am relevant and I am powerful.



This deck has such a regal personality to it. I rather love it! I hope to be able to consult it for deep and insightful readings!
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FAERIES' ORACLE BY BRIAN FROUD




I never though I’d see the day I shared the story of my very first deck meant to be used for divination. It has weaved in and out of my life ever since I got it.

I was eleven to twelve years old. It all started one day when I got to my art classroom and found my desk buddy Claudia already there. She had the most amazing day planners and handwriting. Claudia inspired me endlessly, even though she doesn’t know the impact her influence had in my life. When I put my bag down, I noticed plaid backs on cards. I knew what they were automatically, even though I had never seen them in person before. They were the standard Rider-Waite Smith pack. Instead of asking her for a reading, I asked her if I could look through them and she obliged. I had never felt that way before. Later that day, it so happened my Mom was picking me up from school. I asked her if we could go pick up a set of tarot cards and she said yes.

When Dad got home, I was already dressed. We were going out to dinner, but were going to stop by Borders before then. I raced over to the metaphysics aisle and ogled at their selection. After going through their sample cards, I didn’t find anything I clicked with. Thoth, Rider-Waite Smith, Marseille… they were all there! This was not at a time Doreen Virtue was as popular as she is now. A pre-Doreen Virtue selection looked nothing like it does now! I looked though the Gothic Tarot of Vampires, the Faeries’ Oracle, the Rider-Waite Smith, and the Vampire Tarot. I ended up getting the Faeries’ Oracle by recommendation of the lady working at Borders. At dinner, I couldn’t contain my excitement to go home and tear through the shrink-wrap. That was the first time in my life I ever felt the electric excitement of holding a new deck for the first time. It changed my life forever!

I must have spent all night looking through the cards and reading through the excellent guidebook. I remember thinking that they went a bit overboard with the drama and the magic, but I went along with it and enjoyed finding magic. I even started my very first card journal!



It is around this time I first made an account at Aeclectic, but it was deleted through inactivity. This is where my journey started. I took the deck with me everywhere I went.

I remember steadily working my way through this book. Nothing read intuitively for me. I’d lay the cards out, stare into them and blank out. That’s how dependence over the companion book started. The titles and the illustrations seemed unrelated to me. The illustrations were trying to tell me something else. I couldn’t begin to imagine where these titles came from. They felt forced on. They still are. Some of them are hard for me to read.

Still, I insisted. I tried giving schoolgirls readings, and noticed it brought people together. I spent afternoon after class with groups of girls gathered around me, giggling endlessly. Even though I had no idea what I was doing, I kept going with it and I learned to read traditional tarot with Voyager Tarot and Vertigo Tarot.



Today, I took out the deck that started it all. It is more robust than its sequel, and I’m giving it a chance to tell me all that all that it couldn’t say when we first started on our journey. I am pulling off the veil, greeting my oldest friend and looking at it through fresh eyes.

The card stock is highly durable. I slid this deck through school hallways and countless cities across the world. It has seen its fair share of use, and yet the card edges are still sharp and like new. The book barely shows wear. The box paper has yellowed on the inside. Durable a good 10+ years later! The one photographed is actually a second copy. My original copy is back home. I felt the need to use with it and connect to it, so I ordered a used one online.

I want to believe that someday I will be able to read with the deck effortlessly. That I will be able to frolic among the happy faeries and mourn with those in need of a hug. It’s a good exercise to follow, should you yearn to belong to another world. As I often do...

I want to dance among the faeries, to sing with them.




♡ What is your most important characteristic?
47. The Oak Men.
Old wisdom does not nee does not need to make itself flashy to appeal to anybody. It is as it is, and there is no changing that. Make friends with the olden ones if you like, but if you don’t we are around and constantly engaging your world anyway.

♡ What are your strengths as an oracle deck?
46. The Friends.
I give you a little push when you need it, or light the way when you lose your path. Sometimes you just want support, regardless of where it comes from. I am here to offer that support and to encourage you to try for new heights. Keep on going!

♡ What are your limits?
52. The Rarr.
This card always stumps me, from the very first time I got it.
Are you hopping around from card to card, situation to situation, problem to problem? Slow down. Things will get better! Just take a moment to step back and harness the potential of your opportunities.



♡ What are you here to teach me?
42. Myk the Myomancer.
Patience takes time. Just about anything you wish to learn or achieve takes time. You will have to get used to slow paces, and working things the way they did ages ago: with effort and in time. You can’t rush through life and hope to gain the same amount of experience.

♡ How can I best learn to collaborate with you?
59. The Bodacious Bodach.
Learn to be comfortable with yourself and your abilities. Close yourself off to doubt and prepare to take leaps towards what you want to do. The answers you get aren’t always those that you want, but often times they are the ones you need to hear.

♡ What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
01. Unity.
All will come together for you, naturally and in its own course. You don’t need to force anything because you are already tapped into a divine source. Enjoy the polarities and how they come together to compliment one another. Embrace yourself in all of your layers, and more of the same will come to you.



♡ Which card do you want to show off?
28. Penelope Dreamweaver
I am the bringer of light, the one that harnesses the power of the other world as it comes to interact with yours. I am a tool for the deepest intuition, to help you see parts of yourself that are dormant and also wish to shine. Listen, listen to your intuition and find magic therein!

♡ How do you see me?
12. The Singer of the Chalice.
I see you as an agent of love and compassion, projecting out that love even when it is not reciprocal. You do not need to be stingy with the care that you offer; manifest it forward and let it expand on its own. You will be glad that you did.

♡ How do you see yourself?
09. The Singer of Initiation.
I am the bringer of ideas. I will channel new concepts through divine sources to pass onto you, my student. Learn with an open heart, an open mind and an open soul. All those messages that you seek will come to you and flow through your voice, as if in song. Sing.



A lovely interview. A pretty powerful one, too!
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NEW SAMHAIN MOON STORE!




Hey everyone!

I’ve made the announcement just about everywhere else except here. I’ve decided to take my services a little further than just offering them here, so I’ve opened up my very own Etsy shop! There are so many services I have queued to offer to you, but while we get started, I’m offering the core services for now.

For 14 years now I have been a dedicated cartomancer; also learning divination practices such as tarot, playing cards, lenormand, geomancy, tea and coffee readings, and numerology based off what your life path is and what you’re working on in the current year. I practice working with spirit and offer spirit readings, at times also hosting séances amongst my friends for messages from beyond of any kind.

I’ve been offering paid readings since 2010, and also blogging here since then. In 2011 I started offering paid readings through Skype on the blog. Those will remain available to my clients. I plan on updating that section very soon, though. Now I’ve finally taken a step towards expanding my career and practice, and I hope you will all join and support me in this process.

Anyhow, to commemorate the start of my new journey, I’m offering a 50% discount on the premium readings to give you all a chance to sample them if you so wish. 50OFF is the code. It’s valid until mid August on all readings over $50.

My shop is located at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamhainMoon

I hope to see you there. Please share this post with your friends if you wouldn’t mind.


AVAILABLE READINGS:
ONE CARD READING
The Moment of Truth!

This reading is going to be to the point. No outside influences, just what you ask me for. Like a bullet! I will be pulling one complimentary oracle card or playing card to give you additional answer on the question. To tie it all in for you!
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THREE CARD READING
What I like about this reading is that it can be tailored to you and your needs. If you need to know the influences of the situation and where things are likely to go for you, this is a great reading.

Ask me one question about your life, detailing what it is specifically that you want to know. Focus the question on your need, and in one aspect of your life. Let the cards do the rest, and wait for my thorough interpretation! Please include your first name. If you are asking about somebody else, include their first name also.
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TAROT READING

This reading will include from 13 to 21 cards, or maybe more. It is DETAILED!

Ask me one question about your life, detailing what it is specifically that you want to know. Focus the question on your need, and in one aspect of your life. Let the cards do the rest, and wait for my thorough interpretation! Please include your first name. If you are asking about somebody else, include their first name also.
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VIDEO TAROT READING

This reading will include from 13 to 21 cards, or maybe more. It is DETAILED, and the same as the Tarot Reading by Leelahel listing. The only difference is that I will conduct your reading live on camera and post it on my channel. You will be able to watch this video and pick up all the nuances in my voice as many times as you like!

For this reading, all you need to do is send me your first name in. Ask me one question about your life, detailing what it is specifically that you want to know. Focus the question on your need, and in one aspect of your life. Let the cards do the rest, and wait for my thorough interpretation!
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PLAYING CARDS + GEOMANCY READING
Playing cards have always fascinated me as a child. I have been taking Ana Cortez's certification course, and since then I have found this method incredibly to the point. What you get is a week by week projection up to a month and a full analysis as to where you are in terms of mind, body and spirit. It works best with a specific question geared towards your subject of interest.

Using playing cards and geomancy, I will compose a personal reading based off your needs. You will be receiving a PDF detailing everything.

This is a 4 cards reading. It will include three geomantic figures drawn and interpreted as well. The relation of the geomancy to your life will leave you in awe! I thoroughly enjoy and recommend this method of divination. My clients always love it!
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ADVICE FROM YOUR IDOLS
Unlock the secrets of the once living.

Is your idol dead? Let’s channel some advice from them to you, using alternate methods of divination. Must be an actual person that lived and died. No fictional characters.

This reading will be without cards. I need the name of your idol, your favorite photo of them as well as what you would like to ask them or know about them. Please be specific, as I'm likely to get better results if my interaction with them has a sense of direction.

Fun fact: This reading started with Bela Lugosi and Walt Disney.
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MESSAGES FROM BEYOND

Intuitive messages from spirit, no tarot cards used. Works best if geared towards a specific person in your life that passed away, or can also be a spirit guide. No fictional characters.

Has someone passed away and left you with the feeling that they still had something to say? Do you miss someone that has passed into another life? If you would like to hear about somebody no longer with us? I recommend asking for this type of reading. These types of readings have had excellent results with my clients, as well as in my personal ventures. It is a lot like channeling messages. It’s a good way to figure out the answer to any questions you have pending.

For this reading, please provide me with the name of the person you want to get in contact with. You may provide as much or as little as you want. Photos help me immensely to connect.
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VIDEO READING RAFFLE
This listing is a $1.11 cost for an entry into a monthly raffle, starting in August and produced in September. So on every month.

If only one person participates each month, that person will be an automatic winner for the raffle. Raffle winners will have their questions answered in my Youtube channel.

You can request any reading from my shop, so long as it is not a spirit reading. Advice from Your Idols and Messages from Beyond will not apply. Ask me anything that you want!

If more than one person participates in the raffle, I will do a name drawing at the end of the month to declare the winner. I may also include the name drawing in the video to ensure that the results are fair every time. This is just now starting, so please feel free to engage me with your ideas.
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I hope to be able to read for you soon!

Your friend,
Leelah
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