Bringing two of my favorite things together astronomy and wine/spirits for a swirl of alchemy. Most people miss the connection of alchemy in wine and spirits, but it’s at the forefront of what goes into the bottle. Each month I use a tarot deck to channel a message for each sign and pair with a spirit or wine. Blessed be!
Tarot selection for the month: Santa Muerte Tarot
Aries- (March 21- April 19) Time to surrender. Sure, you want to make things happen, but sometimes, the universe is on its own time. Relax, relate, and release. That's what will help you through it all. By the end of the month you will feel more stable. Everything will start coming together. As you know sometimes the universe likes to through in a curve ball or two. Burn a bit of myrrh to help you stay grounded. Just keep bobbing and weaving. A bit of Woodford Reserve Oaked neat or on ice will do you right.
Taurus- (April 20- May 20) Love is looking at you kid. You ready? Either a relationship you are in is about to get even better or a new relationship is on the way. This is a great time to be open to the possibilities of love. Don’t let baggage stop you from having amazing love. You deserve it! The love that you have been seeking is showing up so now all you have to do is answer the call. Sip and savor Lillet Rosé with a slice of orange.
Gemini - (May 21-June 20)
Looks like a new opportunity or experience is on the horizon for you. Stars are aligning and sh*t is about to get real. Apply all that you have learned along the way. Life has taught you lessons, tap in to the wisdom of it all. Your goal is about to be achieved. Girl why don’t you pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Feel free to break out the bubbles to celebrate yo’self, how about some Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut.
Cancer- (June 21-July 22)
Time to get some traveling in. Get a new suitcase, pack your fancy threads, and warm up your passport. Allow yourself to go on new adventures. That may mean traveling solo which is the best game changer ever. Take a trip that takes you out of your comfort zone. That’s not to say don’t be safe. If you always go to the same place, shake things up and pick a new destination. Rock your palate with sips of Courvoisier VSOP.
Leo- (July 23- August 22)
Time to trust your intuition. There’s a bit of doubt hovering over you. That happens to the best of us. Take some time to stop, drop, and meditate. Go within and listen. The answer to a looming question is coming through. Sniff some ylang ylang or geranium to get a dose of magickal aromatherapy in. It’s great to pump up your vibration. Have a picnic in the park for a bit of tree therapy and sip Louis Jadot Chablis.
Virgo- (August 23- September 22)
Finances are looking good girl. High five to that. Don’t forget to put a bit of it away for a rainy day or for something big and badass. You just may want to take a grown and sexy vacation to an exotic location Put out a bit of mint or basil to generate bring forth the energy of money. Make sure your intention of a bigger bank account is front and center. A touch of Writer’s Tears will be just the thing for you, it’s an Irish whiskey that needs no introduction.
Libra- (September 23- October 22) There’s good news and there’s bad news. Okay, so what you want not want to hear is that you may have to play along with some f*ckery a little bit longer. Of course you are over it, but you are doing what you have to do. That being said, there will be an opportunity to influence those around. Your voice will be heard. Remember that you capture more bees with honey. Enjoy a bottle of Gloria Ferrer Brut.
Scorpio- (October 23 -November 22)
If you listen close, you will hear your spirit letting you in on a few secrets. Change is in the air. The universe has been working behind the scenes to bring some things your way. Remain patient and don't try to rush everything. Slowly but surely what you have asked the iniverse for will show up. Keep trusting your intuiton, it’s been you good to you so far, right? Let your heart chakra take the lead. Indugle in some Juve y Camps Reserva Brut.
Sagittarius- (November 23- December 21) This is going to be a fun month for you. Lots of invites will come your way. Let your RSVP be a “big yes”. It will be a sign to the universe to bring more opportunities your way. You will get back what you put out, so conjure away. The universe is listening so speak up and don’t hold back. Burn some ylang ylang to pump up your divine feminine energy. Rosé all day with a bottle of AIX Rosé. Feel like you are rocking it in France.
Capricorn- (December 22- January 20)
Girl, time to look at your work life balance. You have not been getting enough pleasure in..it’s been work, work, work, and no play. Make it a point to do at least one fun thing a week so that you get your groove back. There is nothing wrong with being dedicated to what you do. However it should not run your life. When we tap into pleasure, it fills us with wonder and “aha moment”. There’s where the magick it. Get it in. Sip and savor a bit of Grey Goose La Poire, that will get you loose.
Aquarius- (January 21- February 18) The struggle has been real lately, hasn’t? Well, you are about to get a break. Take a deep breath and feel the good vibes coming your way. Every once in a while a challenge rolls up to throw a test our way. How you respond is what conjures up what happens next...how things turn out. Stay centered and keep your eyes on the prize. You know what to do. The go to this month is La Crema Pinot Noir.
Pisces- (February 19- March 20) A new beginning is always a good thing, because it means a “fresh start”. What shall you do with this new chapter? It’s entirely up to you. Don’t feel obligated to be the person that others want you to be. Live your truth. Keep your intentions clear so that the universe continues to hear your wishes and dreams. Start a journal to document this new part of your journey. Swig some Bluecoat Gin on ice or in a Negroni.
La Vie Pompette
Sometimes a restaurant is BYOB or they give you the option. While it can be fun to take your own wine selection to a restaurant, what about that corkage fee tho’? Sometimes it’s almost as much as the wine. Oy vey! A great site to let you know before you go is Corkage. Restaurants can list their corkage info on the site, plus there’s great 411 on taking things that you should keep in mind.
The food community took a hit in the heart and on the palate when we lost Anthony Bourdain. He was an inspiration in helping people learn how to eat and drink out of he box. While he was seen with many glasses of wine ,Bourdain loved the Negroni. He went so far as to call it the perfect drink. It’s a great Italian cocktail that should be a part of your drink rotation. Drink one to him and to yourself!
A gin shortage in Britain? Say it isn’t so. If ever there was a group that loved gin, it’s the Brits. Basically, Brexit could threaten the shipment of juniperwhich is used to make gin. Sure they could use juniper grown in the U.K. but there isn’t enough of it to go around. It’s going to be interesting to see how it all goes down.