Kia ora soul family,


How are you guys doing?


If you’ve been following me for a few years, you know that I’ve been talking about early 2020 as being a really pivotal time in our personal & collective history. I’ve been genuinely amazed at how many of you have, in your own ways over the last 2-3 years, felt an intuitive push to make really authentic, life-deep changes whether it’s moving on from toxic relationships to home-schooling your children or finding more flexible career options and more. Even when it’s been uncomfortable or felt selfish, doesn’t it show you how spiritually protected and intuitive you are, sensing the need to be more free & agile in the years ahead?


So let me say, first of all, I feel incredibly blessed and inspired to know you.


Secondly, I know a lot of you are being walloped with information, demands, strange circumstances, isolation, money struggles or other stress at this time whether in light of Covid-19, the aftermath of bushfires, Brexit or economic downturn.


So here are the ways in which I will be of service to you at this time.


1. All Tell Me Everything intuitive korero sessions, booked by the end of March, are nearly half price at only £45 each instead of £70. (Enter promo code AQUARIUS at checkout to apply discount).

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2. All Your Personal Year Ahead Astrology Reports are £50 each instead of £77. (Enter promo code ZODIAC at checkout to apply discount).

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I’ve given this a lot of thought. Like many of you I am a small business owner, choosing to step away from a high-paying public services career because I want to help people, but also needing to pay rent, feed my loved ones and so on. So all that I ask is that, if you do avail of this offer (or even if you don’t), that you share my work in some way. It was never my goal to make a million dollars and be famous on Oprah - only to guide people and teach spiritual practice through which they can survive trauma, thrive and create beautiful lives full of love & truth and joy. So I don’t have aggressive marketing campaigns or ads on my website, I don’t share clickbait articles, fear-mongering or other ways of getting your attention; preferring instead to connect organically with other human beings. So please, do forward this or my other emails, do share an Instagram post @kelseykorero, tag a friend who may benefit or resonate with me! Connecting in loving, integrity-aligned ways is the future.


3. All Goddess Isis Oracle Readings booked by the end of March are £29.99 each. (Enter promo code GODDESS at checkout to apply discount.)

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4. For only £20, I’ll be offering one hour Skype/Zoom cosmic catch-up sessions. What are these? Not a reading, and not a full coaching or personal counsel program, if you simply need an hour to vent to someone, discuss the spiritual or deeper meaning/symbolism of current events with someone (me) who’s not spiritually bypassing OR fearmongering, dream interpretation, even just have a sanity-saving chat or advice on your spiritual practice, home life, relationship, fears, stress - whatever you need. It might be advice on a particular Tarot card meaning, doing breathing exercises together, even a guided meditation from me or a bitching session about your psycho boss. A full hour, just you and me. If you need to hide in your broom cupboard away from your family with a glass of wine and your hot water bottle while we talk, do it. Okay? Let me be here for you.

https://www.thekorero.com/product-page/one-hour-cosmic-catch-up-with-kelsey-skype-zoom-video-call


5. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be hosting Instagram Live Korero with Kelsey sessions. First up will be talking about the symbolism of the myth of Persephone and Pluto and how we can apply this to healing or working through trauma or a change in life circumstances. The idea of these is a) to learn something fun to add to your spiritual toolbox but also b) to connect and not be stranded with your own thoughts if you’re isolated. Think of it like a remote hang-out in my living room! Light your incense, grab a coffee and join me. I’ll be answering questions too. Keep an eye out - I’ll post reminders on IG and FB before the time!


Let me just finish with an update on the current global astrology - some things to think about.


The Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2019/2020 is like a X-point in the history of the world. Saturn rules (among other things) time, patriarchy, structure, effort. Think banks, families, institutions, healthcare systems, the stock market, our families. Pluto rules power, death/rebirth, transformation, taboos. When these two planets interact (which they rarely do), we experience pivotal world events that seem like chaos as certain systems (Saturn) crumble into anarchy (Pluto). But you see, the POINT of them is for us, as individuals, to rebuild healthier, stronger systems that can truly last - not things built on false power, greed, hatred, inequality. Like the Tower card in Tarot, this is an uncomfortable moment of really showing us the state of the world, and it’s not about panicking OR ignoring things, it’s just realising that we DO contribute to this, like it or not, and if we want to see a better vision in the world then we need to, in our own ways, create that vision.


Other Saturn-Pluto moments in history include the outbreak of AIDS in the 1980’s (and remember the discrimination & misinformation that this caused?), 9/ll, the ‘invention’ of the Internet, the first nuclear bomb dropped, the French Revolution and the Protestant Reformation. It’s okay to be afraid, but it’s also important to realise that we are ALL human and our little choices spread like a ripple and impact everybody else. By freeing yourself of toxic systems & old ways of behaving, you free others and you free up your future options to be more rewarding.


Also! Saturn, after two years in Capricorn, moves briefly into Aquarius this week until July, and then will stay there from December 2020 until 2023. Saturn in Aquarius will bring big shifts in our collective ideals, the ways we use technology and the way we disseminate information. I’m making a straight-up prediction here which is - the next two years are important to be very careful about the information you put online about yourself and your family. Aquarius, the air sign, is often dogmatic but is better able to see the bigger picture. More people will be having a more global outlook and this will lead to personal changes. For example, the trend of ‘fast fashion’ like H&M, Primark, Topshop seems harmless but the low cost of this clothing causes HUGE landfill and forces millions of workers (including children) into labour in terrible conditions. I believe people will be starting to link their individual actions to what’s happening out there in the bigger world.


I realise this is a huge email and I greatly appreciate you reading! As ever, I am here to support you, wherever you are in the world, with huge amounts of love, clarity & understanding. Please share, please connect with each other and me, please utilise this time so you can look back with pride.


Do book yourself in with me during the rest of March and let me (and Spirit!) help you recharge. We have so much to look forward to, if we care for each other.


Aroha nui,

Kelsey


TheKorero.com


It's time for the new age industry's obsession with women's wombs to end.

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This belief (which goes beyond celebrating the womb to actually seeing women solely as a womb-vessel) isn't rooted in spiritual practice or healing, but in religion. Many people find New Age spirituality seeking freedom from religion but in doing so, bring those restrictive judgements &limited beliefs, simply repackaging them as 'spiritual and sacred'.

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It's an idea that the New Age LOVES - that the purpose of a spiritual woman, the pinnacle of her life, is being radiant in pregnancy, breeding the next generation of rainbow children. (And I'm NOT criticising or shaming pregnancy or motherhood. I'm challenging the idea that is pervasive in current spirituality that a woman's entire identity is her womb.)

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Did you know, in my culture, the ultimate female deity is Papa, Mother Nature? Less important than worshipping her WOMB is worshipping her WORK. Which is the clean oceans, the healthy soils.

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Did you know that for thousands of years, poor women were enslaved into breeding so that they could be 'wet nurses' for rich women, or to give them their babies in the event of infertility? Did you know that legal eugenics programs existed to 'breed out' blackness by white colonisers raping Indigenous & women of colour for GENERATIONS until they were having white-passing babies? Did you know that the time in a woman's life where her chance of being abused or murdered skyrockets if she's pregnant? Did you know that child marriage is still a huge issue - in the West? Especially to be poor or to be a WOC means to spend your life reduced to your sexuality and proclivity or willingness to use that as leverage to survive, whether being trafficked for prostitution or perceived as being 'a welfare mom'. . An example? I still remember vividly the first time a fully-grown, adult man projected racial sexual fantasies on me in public, hissing at me that I was 'a little harem girl' and 'exotic' and 'going to make him leave his wife if I kept looking like that'. I was eleven years old. From a young age society indoctrinates girls of colour to be viewed sexually, in contrast with their 'pure' caucasian peers.

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While the open conversations around honouring our wombs are great, they centre only ONE type of female experience - that is, middle-class white women escaping from puritanical ideals of chastity, diet culture and the institution of traditional marriage - and not the experiences of millions of other women and people which is: The need to be heard & valued BEYOND their sexual reproductive system.


What I'm saying is, that our 'Womb Blessing' circles, the groups of dancing around with flowers on our heads is important but it does NOT heal the collective unless we're also actively dismantling the belief that we as women are only COMPLETED by our wombs and motherhood. Recognising that rape and motherhood have been used as tools of war & colonisation for thousands of years, recognising that POC are portrayed overtly sexually from childhood, that all forms of Divine Femininity need to be given a platform in the 2020's and that the platonic ideal of that isn't necessarily a pregnant woman.

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When I talk about the obsession with wombs, I'm not talking about the anti-shame work that lots of women do in order to heal trauma & abuse. I'm talking about all of these brand-new whitewashed messages that 'WOMEN ARE SACRED *BECAUSE* WE HAVE A WOMB'. Ummmm. Where I come from, we don't respect people BASED on their ability to birth a child, but because they have intrinsic value as a human being. Maybe as a mother, yes, but also maybe a warrior, a poet, a ship-builder, a dancer, a Two-Spirit (someone identifying as Other gendered), a wise person, maybe all of those things or none of those things. As women, we are sacred. Full stop. The womb is special because it gives life, but also think about this: the nervous system is special because it has the ability to heal & to influence the potential development of a child. The brain is special because it has the ability to pass on wisdom. The hands are special because they have the ability to keep people safe. The presence of absence of a womb is not what defines a spiritual woman, or any type of woman at all.

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Many of the bravest women I've ever met, weren't born genetically female. Some incredible men I know, transitioned. There are women who are born without wombs or periods or women that have hysterectomies. There are women who aren't the primary caregiver of their kids. There are women with no kids.

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Some of the most powerful work that women are doing, spiritually, are things that we view as traditionally 'masculine' - arguing against control. Protesting. Fighting. Standing up for themselves. Travelling. Challenging systems in court. Fighting to be HEARD in communication. Writing their life stories. Increasing their physical strength. Most importantly, stopping old inherited family patterns and WORKING to halt generations of trauma. Your 'sacred femininity' is an ENERGY, an understanding, NOT your uterus.

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To reduce a woman to her womb is simply stepping back to a religious age, albeit through marketing to women to crown *themselves* because they have a womb rather than waiting to be born into a life of royalty or gentry. Yes, women! Crown yourselves! But not BECAUSE you have a womb, but because you're a powerful, integral, connected soul in a human body and everything you do creates new ways for the Divine Feminine to heal and express herself.

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Let us never forget that the Western world's ultimate spiritual 'mother' - Mary of Nazareth, mother of Jesus - was a 14 year old girl surrounded by old religious men and forced to give birth surrounded by pigs.

Usually when people meet me in 'normal' circumstances, they tend to freak out a little when they find out I practice Tarot reading. I guess they're expecting some kind of manic dream pixie girl and NOT someone who has their shit together, but hey. Surprise! I have my shit together AND a stack of old witchy wisdom! I do my cards AND my own taxes! Gosh, people are so complex right?

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Anyhoops, let me tell you my favorite thing about Tarot. The most powerful thing. And it's actually... nothing to do with fortune telling.

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TAROT IS A BEAUTIFUL DOORWAY INTO TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER.

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Tarot is split into two sectors: The Minor Arcana (or Small Mysteries), which represent our individual and daily life experiences. Things like conflicts at work, stressing about money, meeting someone new, making or losing friends, the usual. There's 56 of those.

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The other sector is the Major Arcana, and these represent the universal human experiences - that every living human will share at some point in their life, regardless of their looks or job or fitness. These are the powerful, life-changing, history-making things that are BIGGER than us, that connect us to history and change the future. Symbols like The Emperor (patriarchy, father figures, control), Justice, Death and Judgement.

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I resonate with Tarot deeply not just because it can predict events that I can then change or mitigate to live the life of my dreams, but because it opens up doorways to understanding that regular, expensive and limited psychotherapy/counselling cannot. (I'm saying this as someone who once studied to be a clinical counsellor).

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In clinical therapy fields, it's damn near impossible to find good advice AND/or someone with actual lived experience to give context to things. More than once as a young person I visited a counsellor and made THEM cry with horror at things I thought were just normal stories, lol.

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Tarot empowers a person to CHOOSE. To examine their life patterns or goals with wisdom & objectivity, heal, have integrity & end self-sabotage. It says "Ok, this is the likely outcome. Is this what you want? Or would you like something else?" It says "That person is representing *this* lesson. Do you want to learn it again or move forward?" It says 'Are you aware of this particular behaviour that might be affecting the event?'

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It allows people to see their lives as just as important - which they are - as any significant person in history, and to see their experiences not as futile random events but as universal human ones; which builds emotional intelligence & compassion. It reminds them of how much they're dealing with each day.

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I love Tarot because it taught me to not judge, to meet people where they're at. There's an old saying 'There but for the Grace of God, go I'. It reminds me that everything that I do in life has a ripple effect, backward to my mother, father & ancestors, forward to my children & students, and outward today to whoever I meet. If you want to make boss moves, you need to learn that. Tarot will show it to you!


With love,


Kelsey


P.S. I also fail to see how 'reading Tarot' is any 'weirder' than playing fantasy football, drinking liquid depressant (alcohol) to feel more interesting, gambling or shooting people in a video game. Don't judge your Tarot witches! They need love too.

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