~ April 2021, part 1 ~ Musings ~

So much has occurred since the last time I posted in here. Thankees for y’all’s patience!

I’m proud to announce that I’ve recently completed my ASL Life Coach training program and officially graduated!! It was about two years and two months worth of time; that chapter is closed and now I’m slowly yet steadily stepping into the new chapter of integrating as a professional ASL Life Coach. Many Thankees and much appreciation beyond words to my program teacher and mentor, Deborah Mayer of Crossroad Solutions Coaching!! It was an absolute delight and great pleasure to have Dorothy Wilkins as co-teacher during the final course which was a comprehensive retreat at the end of the program.

This recent week, I’ve had the honor and opportunity to partake with several zoom events related to National Transgender HIV Testing Awareness Week! April 18th (Sunday) was the virtual Zoom kickoff with land acknowledgment by a Deaf Indigenous woman, Sarah Young Bear-Brown then bingo with the Portland Oregon chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Monday, April 19th, I did a short and sweet “taster” of Tarot readings then Matt Reinig did his visual guided meditation. It was a pleasure to have both Sarah and Matt to join in as our community allies! Then, Friday, April 23rd, I did a longer tarot reading then a local Portland Oregon based deaf drag performer did her performance ~ on zoom and ASL interpreted!

All the Zoom and/or Instagram lives were ASL interpreted and accessible, thanks to a local Portland Oregon based ASL interpreter organization: Fingers Crossed Interpreting.

On a different note: a bit of Astrology Woo…. Monday, April 26th: Scorpio ♏️🌕 Full Moon occurs at 11:32pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)/ 8:32pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) ~ then on Tuesday, April 27th, Pluto transits retrograde (Rx) at 4:04pm EST/1:04pm PST. Pretty big cosmic energies swirling up with these!

My books are currently open for Scorpio ♏️🌕 full moon readings *NOW* into this coming week until Thursday, April 29th, 2021 ~ half hour sessions ~ $30, 45 minute sessions ~ $45, and 1 hour sessions ~ $60. Please book your readings via my website contact form: www.spiritoracle.com , email: heartofoak8@gmail.com, and/or Instagram DM private messages. Energy exchanges welcomed and appreciated via PayPal and Venmo.

Also!! Beltane aka Beltaine or Bealtaine is right around the corner! What’s that? It’s the welcoming in of Summer season ~ April 30th is known as beltaine eve or May Eve and May 1st as beltaine day or May Day. Beltane is a fire festival; themes of fertility, abundance, fecundity, relationships, renewal, creativity, healing and manifesting of all kinds is highlighted during this time.

I’m excited to be participating as a panel practitioner for MeWeFairs Panel topic Beltane Fires on April 29, 2021 ~ Thursday! ASL interpreted; 6-8:30pm PST on Zoom. Then, I’ll be a guest witch practitioner on That Witch Life Podcast on May 2nd, 2021 for their Beltane episode. That’ll be happening at 10am PST so the UK folx “across the pond” can listen in with the podcast. 😊 I’m excited to join again with the podcast witches: Courtney Weber, Kanani Soleil, and Hilary to chat about dream interpretation and all that magickyness! 🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️🌿🍃🌱🍀☘️🌌🔮

Please feel welcome to follow my Instagram: @heartofoak8 and keep in touch, send in your questions, and book readings/sessions with me via email: heartofoak8@gmail.com. All readings/sessions are offered virtually at this time via FaceTime and/or Zoom. It is still uncertain for me regarding to when in-person sessions local to Portland, Oregon will occur. Thankees for the patience and understanding related to that. It’s much appreciated!

I much rather keep safety and care as priority in my awareness both for my clients as well as myself. If it shifts in any way in the coming months regarding the potential of perhaps offering in-person sessions/readings, then I will announce it here. Until then, it’ll all be held virtually for the time being. 🙏✨✨✨🌌🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️

March 2021 musings

This Saturday, the Pisces ♓️ dark new moon occurs at 2:21am PST/ 5:21am EST… with this current moment and in the coming next few days, it’s a great time to be doing inner work related to releasing, letting go, recycling, clearing out, and boundaries/protection rituals as well as activities.

Also, it is a good time for allowing the self to slow down, dream, engage with creative activities, and get a feel into what your dreams/creativity wants to share with you. Some examples of these things are: slow paced walks, journaling, coloring in a coloring book, reading a book, taking baths/showers/using Epsom salts, gentle stretches/yoga, etc.

It may feel challenging with the current Capricorn ♑️ moon to start that slowing down….however, it’ll be worth it! 😊

I’m available this week/weekend for dark new moon Pisces ♓️ readings/sessions ~ 20 mins = $20, 30 mins = $30, 45 mins = $45, and 60 mins/1 hour = $60. Payments are much appreciated via PayPal and Venmo (I will include $1 transfer fee with payments). Please feel welcome to contact me via here-my website: www.spiritoracle.com, email: heartofoak8@gmail.com, and/or Instagram dm @heartofoak8.

Blessings and look forward to connecting soon!!

March 2021

It’s a new month already! We are currently now in the 1 year anniversary of COVID having occurred one year ago in March 2020. SO much has shifted and changed since then… The two vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) have just been given out in phases around America and hopefully “herd immunity” will be gained in time. Right now, ‘tis a wait and see kind of scenario related to that at the time.

I have been experiencing various changes, both personally and professionally, since COVID initially hit and since then… From March 2020 until now, I’ve had to adjust current client sessions/meetings to being offered online instead of in-person. Also, I had to take a sabbatical for a while from offering client one on one readings etc for personal mental health reasons.

I’m excited to announce that there’s a couple things brewing in my current magical work cauldrons including returning to offering dark new moon and full moon client readings! More info on this soon 😊🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️

At this time, I’m uncertain to when I’ll return to offering in-person availability. For the time’s being and my intentions of following Covid safety protocols, all client sessions/meetings will be Virtual online unless otherwise. I appreciate y’all’s understanding and flexibility in this. It is a process for many of us to adjust with this. Thank you for the patience in this. 🙏✨✨✨

A gentle reminder: I’m NOT on Facebook and haven’t been on that social media platform since June 2019-ish. Y’all will find me here on my website: www.spiritoracle.com, Instagram: @heartofoak8, and/or soon to be Twitter!

Y’all can contact me via email: heartofoak8gmail.com or Instagram DM msg.

More thoughts to come soon! 🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️🌈🌌

~ January 2021 musings ~

Time is a odd creature during these times; this is for sure. It feels like time both acts slow and fast at times. We are approaching the end of January this coming weekend ~ with a Leo ♌️ full moon 🌕 this Thursday then the moon will be in Virgo ♍️ by Saturday ~ along with the first mercury retrograde cycle of 2021 beginning on Saturday.

For the year of 2021, the mercury retrograde cycles, respectively, are in air signs ~ Aquarius ♒️, Gemini ♊️, then Libra ♎️. This first cycle of mercury retrograde unfolds from January 30 – February 20, 2021 (that includes the actual mercury retrograde cycle then post-shadow retrograde cycle). The other two take place later in the year. I’ll share more on this later.

We are in the very last dregs of winter; the sun is starting to stay out a bit longer each day when dusk comes. Next week is the first week of February 2021. In old Irish/Gaelic culture, it is when Imbolc happens. The significance of Imbolc is related to the very beginning of spring. Also, another “holiday” is close to when Imbolc is and that is Candlemas.

More thoughts to come soon.

*** Community Virtual Event coming soon *** KQW!!

(Image Credit: https://kinkyqueerweekend.com )

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The time has come again SOON for Kinky Queer Weekend 2020!!! It’s happening virtually ONLINE this time!!

The dates: October 9-11, 2020

Registration is already open at https://kinkyqueerweekend.com/

I’m grateful, heart touched, and honored to be invited back as a returning presenter and am excited to present topic: Kink and ASL. Whoo!!

~ This virtual event will be accessible via ASL interpreters ~ please include this information in your registration if it’s pertinent to your accessibility needs. The organizers want to make sure all types of accessibility can be provided including ASL interpreters. Thanks!!

Please donate, be a sponsor, register at their website, and talk up this event with your friends 😊

Looking forward to connecting with y’all in this community space ✨✨✨✨✨✨

*** Wootastical Event (Recent) ~ CWPPD

I’m truly grateful, honored, heart-touched, and humbled to have had this amazing opportunity to both attend as a participant and to present my workshop topic: Tarot and ASL ~

This Event was accessible all the way with one team of ASL interpreters for the day and a different team of ASL interpreters upon my request for my workshop.  I truly enjoyed myself with this!

Please feel welcome to check out my bio at OWOW (other worlds of wonder) website: www.owow.org. The event line up is accessible there as well. 😊🙏✨✨✨

Hello and Blessed Autumn Equinox!!

(Image Credit, top Image: @blessingmanifestimg via Instagram)

(Image Credit, bottom Image: @heartofoak8 / Thorne Davis )

Hello folx!!

It’s been a while since my last post in July….. a lot has happened since then and I appreciate y’all’s patience and understanding in the delay. Some personal life stuff has been occurring including the most recent with the horrible air quality as well as wildfires smoke hereabouts the oregon area, including my city of Portland….  I’m deeply grateful to say that we’re finally having clean fresh air, blue skies mixed with clouds, and some RAIN. So grateful for the cool air and rains that have come recently; hopefully they will help contain the wildfires and assist in the dissolution of the fires….

So grateful for the air quality index (AQI) finally improving to more of a decent color code (green/yellow) since we were past the hazardous (red/purple/mauve) color code for a week and half or so. Yikes. So grateful that I didn’t have to evacuate….. Yet, my empathy, compassion, and kindness goes out to so many folx who have been displaced, lost homes, lands, and more through this wildfire season. It’s not quite over yet, this wildfire season; hopefully some respite and comfort can come very soon.

So grateful for the tireless work of the firefighters working constantly to contain the fires. I hope they’re being taken care of and supported during this time.

Right now, it is Autumn Equinox aka Mabon ~ the second harvest festival. A liminal portal of dark, light, and balances…. ⌛️⏳…..  It’s also the beginning of Libra ♎️ season!  Happy solar return circle day season to y’all Libra folx !!!

In some ways, it’s kinda hard to believe September is almost over since October starts next week with an Aries ♈️ full moon, on Thursday, October 1st (more on that soon 😉) ….

Then again, I’m relieved it’s this moment of equinox and taking a pause, breath, and being with the now… prior moving forward with the season unfolding…  🙏🍏🍎🍁🌿🌾🍃

I’m grateful for SO SO SO much especially right now.

More to come soon !!! 💚♥️✨✨✨🔮🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏼‍♂️

*** checking in ***

Hello folx,

Good evening. I know it’s been a while since I’ve checked in here with y’all. I’ve needed to take some time away for tending to some of my very recent and current personal self care (mental health wellness) needs. This is one of the several books that I’ve been gathering as part of resources/information to work more with as my process continues to unfold at this time’s being. I can recommend this book as a great resource and really appreciate how the author presents the material.

Mental health wellness and awareness is so important.

If there’s been slow replies (on my part) via messages and/or contacts with y’all recently, then this is part of why. Thank you for understanding and the patience with me as I’m processing some pretty deep stuff at this time.

Also, this recent dark new moon in cancer ♋️ was a BIG deep one!! Holy wow. It was the second new moon in cancer. Potent portals!! Chani Nicholas posted some Astrological insights around this ~ check it out if it resonates with y’all 🌌💚✨✨✨

Tomorrow, the sun transits into Leo ♌️ season and that’ll bring a whole different energy to the space that we are approaching, energetically and planetary wise. More thoughts on that soon!

If y’all are feeling drawn to purchasing a reading, gift certificate, etc from me at this time, then that will be greatly much appreciated by me at this time ~ and ~ there will be some exciting things brewing for the autumn season 😊💚✨✨✨ stay tuned for that 🤓😉

dark new moon blessings!

 

 

**** sharing in support and solidarity ****

Hello folx!

It’s been a while since I last posted here. Happy Tuesday! I’m sharing this Kickstarter campaign in support and solidarity with my fellow community peer, teacher, and healer ~ Rebekah Erev and their fellow co-planner project comrade, Nomy Lamm. This is a worthy project to consider supporting since part of their giveback to community is sending some funds to Black Jews among other ways they plan to give back as their reacharound from this project.

Please do consider donating to this campaign if it calls to you.

Blessings of this waning moon to y’all ~ more news soon!!

 

 

ReImagine Festival Event ~ June 9th, 2020

https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/

https://letsreimagine.org/worldwide

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I had the sacred honor and blessing in being invited to join in with a Zoom meeting space for this event online earlier this week. It was beyond beautyfull and deeply heartening to witness diverse folx come together for this event. I learned SO much from the folx who shared in there. I really appreciated the invitation to learn more. I’m grateful that this event online was  accessible via ASL interpreters so I could attend. The ASL interpreters were folx of color which was really great since I felt it important to have the people of color be centered and let their voices/presences be Seen in this event and to have ASL interpreters who are folx of color ~ that felt more than affirming to align with the sacred space of this event.

I’m truly glad that I did this and I can say that it’s definitely worthwhile the time for it. 🙏❤️✨✨✨