Four of Stones

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From Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks and Holly Sierra

 

Four of Stones often turns up when we are somehow blocking our own way with our attachment to material possessions.

You might be holding yourself back from a new opportunity or from making a change in your life because of the fear that if it all goes wrong, you’ll be worse off than you are now. That’s fine and has its place, of course, but as with all things in life, balance is the key. Think about whether the risk of stagnating is greater than the risk of losing what you have.

This card acknowledges your accomplishments to date but is suggesting that now might be a good time to slide that treasure-chest to one side so that you can climb the stairway to even greater achievements. 

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Creamy Mushroom Risotto…for One!!

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Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients:

1tbs olive oil
Half an onion, chopped
Couple of cloves of garlic, minced
75g arborio rice
125g mushrooms, chopped
25ml white wine
250ml vegetable stock
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp butter

What to do:

Heat the oil in a large pan then gently fry the onion, garlic and mushrooms over a medium heat until soft, about 3 minutes.

Add the rice and stir for 1 minute, then pour in the wine.

When the wine has evaporated, add one-third of the stock. Keep stirring until it has evaporated then repeat the process twice more with the rest of the stock. This should take 20-30 minutes in total.

Once all the stock has evaporated and the rice is nice and soft, add the salt and pepper.

Finally, add the butter and stir well.

Green Man

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From Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks and Holly Sierra

Green Man often shows up when you are thinking of making a change – perhaps a new job, house move, lifestyle change. You may have been hesitating, worrying about what will happen if it doesn’t work out, or maybe even because you fear it might cause a confrontation.

He is recommending that you take some time out to be in nature where you will find more clarity. He could send you messages in the form of an “a-ha” moment, or through dreams, gut feelings, songs on the radio etc. 

You are being inspired to move out of your comfort zone and onto ever-greater accomplishments. Green Man is reassuring you that are capable of achieving amazing success right now…and that you fully deserve it!

Three of Stones

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From Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks and Holly Sierra

 

This card signifies a culmination of your efforts and hard work.

If there is something you have been working hard on, you may be wondering if it will all be worthwhile. Three of Stones assures you that all your planning and dedication have indeed paid off and asks you to take a look around and give yourself a pat on the back for all your achievements…even if they are not quite as much as you had hoped up to this point. The key now is to keep moving forward. There is even more that you can achieve, and it would probably be a good idea to work with others rather than alone as the owls represent strength, growth and inter-connectedness.

Whatever you are working on, you can rest assured that you have hit on the right plan and should keep on keeping on.

Ten of Mirrors

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From Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks & Holly Sierra

This is one of the most positive cards in the deck!

Ten of Mirrors signals contentment and joy. It alludes to marriage, enduring friendships or even the start of an exciting new adventure. The main advice here is to simply enjoy it and let things be. Very little effort is required on your part now and trying to control everything (especially a romantic situation) could send it afoul.

This card is encouraging you that you have achieved emotional fulfilment in the present cycle of your life, and you are now ready for an emerging new one.

Keep on keeping on!