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November 24, 2022

To All Family, Friends, Neighbors, Traveling Companions, Earth Angel Community, Angels of the Divine, Archangels, Living Spirits on Earth, Passed Spirits in Heaven, Living Beings in Whatever Form, and Inhabitants on Earth...

I send Love, Peace, Joy and Gratitiude for the ways in which you touched, enriched and blessed my life and the lives of others. May Blessings of the Divine Surround You!

Marysue


As Promised, more of the UK Tour......

Day 1 of the UK Tour, Saturday, September 3—The Tour began with complimentary breakfast at the hotel and a free day. After the long walk yesterday, we decided to use our “free day” to take a Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Tour of London; which the hotel concierge kindly arranged for us. The bus stop was right across the street from the hotel. With the seated overview of the city and Ben’s great memory for directions and locations, we were able to see some of the places we wanted to visit later! London turned out to be an easy city to navigate.


After the bus tour, we walked over Westminster Bridge and passed the Houses of Parliament; which were closed. We saw a small protest of people and signs in the grassy area next to Westminster Abbey. Later we heard that the protest was the reason the Houses of Parliament were closed. Ben was feeling tired, so he sat in the statue park while I looked at the statues. That evening the Globus Tour began with the “Taste of London” excursion. The excursion included dinner and a guided boat cruise up the Thames to see waterfront landmarks. We were picked up at the hotel and bused to the restaurant; were we had dinner with some nice ladies who were on a different Globus tour than ours. The night cruise was beautiful and the tour guide was excellent and informative about both history and architecture. Did you know that the Thames looks muddy because there is tidal sea water flowing through? Sea fish are caught by those who fish along the banks! You can see from the photographs, the waterfront is magical at night!


Although this was actually our second day in London, it was the first day of what would be a full tour of England, Wales and Scotland. After our rough start the day before (see the September 27th blog), this much more relaxed day ended with an appreciation for both the history and color of the exciting city of London! More to come....


Thaks for reading my travel blog!


Marysue


The Balance & Star Cards (above) are from Fairy Tarot and Angel Wisdom Tarot Cards by Radleigh Valentine; published by Hay House.


October 2, 2022 Welcome to October and the sign of Libra!

BALANCE


Libra is the zodiac sign symbolized by scales of measure—a balance. I am nudged by Archangel Zadkiel (middle card above) to post this October message of Balance.


September 22nd was the Autumnal Equinox; the day when both day and night are the same length—balanced.


From the Autumnal Equinox onward, the days become shorter and the nights become longer as we move toward winter.


It is Fall

Here in my little town of Alpine, we are in the beginning stages of fall. The nights are now below 40° and the days are cool and breezy, sometimes getting up to 70.° Kinda perfect weather, to my way of thinking! Within the next two weeks we will get the first freeze.


Most of the flowers have gone to seed. The leaves on the aspen and oak trees are just turning brown and beginning to fall. Even the needles on the evergreen trees turn brown and fall; creating a tornado of needles as you drive down the road. It will soon be time to rake.


Surprise!

I recently discovered that on October 24, 1951, the day that I was born, my birthday was in the sign of Libra. But I did not know that until many years later! By the time I was able to read and look up my daily horoscope in the newspaper, October 24th fell in the sign of Scorpio and my birth time was called "on the cusp"; being just past midnight. One of those social conversation starters in the 60’s, “What’s your sign?” was always answered with “Scorpio.”


About five years ago I began to follow the astrologers Yasmin Boland, Dr. Michael Lennox, and astro numerologist, Tanya Gabrielle. Someone recommended that I go to astro.com and have a birth chart made. My birth certificate said I was born two minutes after midnight. I plugged ithe time 00:02 into the form provided, and my birth chart came up showing that I am a Libra! I checked it several times! Wow, what a surprise to learn at age 65!


When I read the characteristics of a Scorpio, they never seemed to fit; but when I checked Libra, they were spot on with my personality. I am balanced. Mostly standing in middle ground: indecisive, people pleasing, focused on the fair and equal distribution of money and finances, and being torn between weighing decisions regarding most aspects of being a human.


Now I ask you, What's Your Sign? Are you sure? Got to astro.com and get your free chart!


Thank you for reading my Blog!

Fall Blessings!


Marysue


The following cards illustrate the strological events happening the month of October:

October 9, 2022 The Full Moon in Aries.

October 25, 2022, The New Moon Eclipse in Scorpio.

From Yasmin Boland's Moonology Oracle Cards, Published by Hay House.


Our Trip to United Kingdom, Part One September 27, 2022



“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” *


British Author, Charles Dickens 1859, A Tale of Two Cities


In January of 2020, my husband and I booked and paid for a dream vacation to the United Kingdom for a very special reason. Not only it is the land of some of my ancestors, there was going to be a baseball game in London. My husband and I call ourselves, "Ballpark Chasers." We have attended ballgames in all 30 of the US Major League Baseball stadiums, and visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. We wanted to add to our ballpark accomplishments by going to London to see the MLB game between the St.Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs; which would happen at London Stadium in June of 2020. My son had arranged for tickets, as he and my grandson had attended the first ever MLB game in the UK between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees in 2019.


Our trip to England would continue with travel to Scotland and Ireland. As many other travelers in 2020, we reserved our travel just before COVID. When the pandemic hit the fan, most tour companies did not give refunds and instead issued travel vouchers, which would hold our money until a date in the future when it was safe to travel again. (**See footnote). We were notified by Globus, the tour company we used for England, Scotland and Wales, that we had until the end of 2022 to use our travel vouchers. With the vouchers plus additional money for flights, we booked a trip for September 1st through the 18th of 2022. We were very excited; despite the fact that there would be no baseball game in 2022!


Before we left on the trip, I started reading the Google News feed for travel and packing tips. I began to see bad news of how luggage was being lost, especially at Heathrow Airport; where we were going to be arriving! There were articles of warning and loss from baggage handlers and stories from flight attendants about how luggage is thrown away unclaimed or sent to the wrong airport; never to be found. The more I read on Google News, the more of those same type articles were included in my news feed! I saw advise about how people had found their luggage by using Air Tags and other tracking devices. I continued on to stories about theft in hotel rooms, and how to safeguard purses and money belts from pickpockets.


I read the cautionary news and began to prepare for our vacation. Mixed with happiness and joy about my vacation, I began to worry about my possessions.


Have you read or seen the movie The Secret? Do you follow Abraham Hicks? The Law of Attraction states that whatever you think about for an extended period of time, will come to you—positive or negative. I was trying to have everything planned out and be safe, but what I was doing was attracting fear and worry! Worrying about my phone, my luggage, my credit card and driver’s license.


In all my years of travel, I have always checked my luggage and never used a carry on suitcase. But after reading the news feed, I decided to pack all my clothing and travel accessories in a carry-on; while carrying a backpack stuffed with a few days of clothing and undies.


I bought and attached Air Tags to our suitcases and backpacks. I sewed pockets into my bras and figured out how to wear my money belt without a pickpocket detecting it. My credit card and drivers’ license were placed into a scan proof holder. I placed photocopies of my passport and drivers’ license into my suitcase.


My husband thought I was overdoing it. He packed an extra large suitcase to check in. He figured that the souvenirs would fit into his bag and he trusted that the airline and Heathrow Airport would not lose his suitcase. But he did pack an extra shirt and shorts into his backpack as a precaution.


The day of the long awaited UK trip arrived! On September 1st, we flew from Phoenix to Minneapolis. From Minneapolis we flew overnight; arriving the morning of September 2nd into Heathrow Airport. As he expected, my husband’s suitcase was safely on the baggage carousel. A kind representative from the tour company met us at the designated location in the arrivals area of the airport and directed us to the driver of the pre-paid transport to our hotel.


The Park Plaza Westminster Hotel, where we were staying, is a perfect location to see London! It is centrally located for seeing the city and directly across from Westminster Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben tower! Arriving two days before the organized tour, we had planned to see a bit of London before the tour began on September 4th. My husband thought it would be a good idea to add three additional days at the end of the tour for sightseeing in London. Before returning home, we had booked a day trip on the Eurostar through the “Chunnel” into Paris for a “Hop On Hop Off” bus tour the 14th of September.


As soon as my cellphone connected to the London phone service, I received an email cancelling the trip to Paris. The independent tour company did not have enough people buying tickets to make the trip on September 14th. We wondered if we might go to the Eurostar station and buy our own tickets after our Globus tour.


After checking into the hotel, we asked someone at the tour desk where we might find someplace nearby to eat. She suggested the area around the nearby London Eye and told us how to get there. As we walked out, we snapped our first photos of the Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. As we walked along the Thames that morning, many of the food stalls were not serving breakfast, so we kept walking.


I have to admit, I was very tired after an all-day; all-night flight. My husband was also tired and feeling the effects of the plane ride on his legs and hips. He also felt as if he was getting a cold. Before we left home, he had been watching You Tube and had seen several markets he wanted to visit for interesting food. So we walked (it seemed like miles) to Borough Market. We enjoyed the sights, and sampled a variety of foods. One of the stalls from which I bought food, only took credit cards. I had forgotten that my credit card and driver’s license were in a little protective sleeve in the front button pocket of my jean jacket. After a few stressful minutes, I found the card and paid for my food. I thought I put the little protective envelope back in my pocket, but quite possibly I slipped it somewhere else or missed the pocket. After we ate, we began the walk back to the hotel. We were so tired, my husband flagged a cab. I didn’t realize how far we had walked, until the cab took so long to get back to the hotel!


When we got to the hotel room I discovered that and I had lost my credit card and driver’s license in their protective sleeve. It was either in a London taxi cab or on the ground at Borough Market!


Immediately, I called the credit card company and the card was cancelled without any unusual charges made on it. Thank God/Goddess and All the Angels! The credit card company suggested a fraud alert be placed with all three credit bureaus. When an alert is placed with one bureau, they notify the other two. My card company said they would mail out a new credit card to my home address. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t get home to validate the card for 16 more days! The worry I created before the trip had attracted a negative result. A “Tower Moment” for a Tarot reader!


Our first day in London on our dream vacation was off to a rocky start!


The next travel blog, will continue with happier accounts of mystical synchronicities, wonderful people, places and events in the tour; including news of the transition of Queen Elizabeth on September 8th.


Thank you for reading my blog and may Spirit/God/Goddess be with you!


Marysue


“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

1988, Bobby McFerrin, American singer/songwriter



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* People have used this quote from Charles Dickens to describe the events surrounding COVID 19; which began in early 2020.


**Last year, CIE, the tour company for Ireland, gave us the deadline of using our vouchers before the end of 2021, with the added information that they did not tour in November or December. So we used our previously purchased flight tickets, masked up and flew to Ireland in August. We were the first tour bus in Ireland after 2 years of Covid restrictions and we were first in line to everything: Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Waterford Crystal Co., Keeling Distillery, and Sean’s Bar. (among so much more.) The Irish people welcomed us with open arms and hospitality. But the there were no pub crawls with lively Irish music, as the country was not fully “open.” Ireland is a wonderful and magical country and the tour company kept us safe. We were required to test negative in order to return home to the USA. Thank God/Goddess, we were COVID negative and returned home safely after a thorough tour of a most beautiful and hospitable country. We hope to return someday for the music and lovely Irish people!




Training in Angel Communication October 26-30, 2022

Hello Lovers of Angel Tarot! I am excited to continue my education in angelic communication, as I will attend the course offered by Radleigh Valentine this October in Tampa Florida! Join me for the fun!

Go to radleighvalentine.com for details.

New Beginnings May 15, 2022


The Full Blood Moon in Scorpio, usually called the “Flower Moon,” will officially occur tonight at 9:14 pm, where I live in Arizona. What makes it a “Blood Moon” is the eclipse; which begins at 7:14 pm, as a little ‘bite” of the Earth’s shadow begins to moves over the Moon until it appears completely red at 8:29 pm. The red color will last for over an hour, and then as Mother Earth continues her trip around the Sun, lovely Luna will gradually return to her slivery glory.


This lunation signals a time to let go of past upsets, resentments, and fears, according to astrologer Yasmin Boland. As she suggests to the readers of her 2022 Moonology Diary, "Under this powerful Full Moon Eclipse, let go of the one thing you are most afraid to release." Tonight under the Full Blood Moon Eclipse in May, I release the fear of putting myself “out there” and starting a helping business and website for reading Tarot and Oracle cards. This blog is the new beginning, the first issue after letting go of that fear.


Near the end of 2021, I began to follow Yasmin Boland’s method of working with the cycles and energies of the Moon—setting manifesting intentions at the New Moon and releasing with the Full Moon, what does not follow my Highest Purpose as a spirit having a human experience. The cycles of intention and release involve rituals done under the New Moon, the Dark Moon, and the Full Moon. As my monthly blogs continue, I will elaborate the rituals in more detail. Or you can join and participate with Yasmin Boland at www.moonology.com.

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Part of the Full Moon release ritual involves expressing gratitude. I am especially grateful for the advice and support of my son, Andrew and daughter-in-law, Desi. To Andrew, for setting up and acting as admin for my website and to Desi, for research and business recommendations. I am also so grateful to my husband, Ben, for his encouragement, listening and for believing in me.


Blessings, Welcome, and Hello to anyone who finds my website and blog!


Marysue

Moonology Diary 2022 by Yasmin Boland; published by Hay House.


This website and business venture came as a result of signing up for the course: Launch, Build, And Grow Your Tarot Business, Online Spiritual Business Course, with Radleigh Valentine and The Muniverse. I am very grateful for this step by step method for both beginners (like me) and existing business owners. Check it out at school.radleighvalentine.com