Sunday Night goals via @nowness
My Tarot #sundaysession is up now if you couldn’t join live. My cat, Isis, always tries to be part of the action and caused a little commotion— I mean, would you expect anything less from a cat? Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!
I’ve been a little quiet around here enjoying some time with family. My mom is in town and we’ve been enjoying good food, laughs, beach time and #lyddonmargaritas 🍹I’ll be back tonight with the Sunday Session collective Tarot reading around 7:30pst
Upcoming Offering with @sankofasound next Sat Aug 25th: Metaphysics Beyond Speculation. This session will focus on the 7 hermetic principles. The principles explore the functions involved in creative manifestation. Our class and discussion will expand the definitions and apply them to everyday situations for assisting general understanding in existential dynamics. Cost is $1000 early bird / $1200 drop-in. Contact us now to register.
Perspective is a funny thing. Changing your perspective can literally shift everything. It can open up space for the new, clear out any stuckness, create more gratitude, allow a rediscovery of something that appears mundane and the list goes on and on. It can be so easy to shift our perspective, yet so hard. Today I pulled the Hanged Man reversed, signaling there has been a shift in the way I view my current situation. Honestly, it was a great relief and validation to see this. I have been working hard on trying to surrender and sink into my current situation in order to reframe my view. Often times, the more I would try to force it the less it would work. When you finally accept where you are, without any judgement, pressure or critique, that’s when the flood gates can open, when the light bulb can go off 💡The Hanged Man’s medicine is so rich and so multifaceted, inviting us to remember that sometimes the best way out or through is not to control or fight the current situation but to surrender to it 🌀
Happy Venus Day! What better day to honor the late Aretha Franklin, an ultimate Goddess herself. Link in bio for a curated playlist of 13 (goddess number) songs to celebrate her life, light and the Venusian energy 🌻
“To change your mood or mental state—change your vibration.” - The Kybalion. And how to raise our vibration, exactly?! Well, it boils down to an effort of will power to focus our attention on the more desirable feeling of whichever polarity we’re working with. For instance, if you’re feeling fear, focus on its opposite, courage. If you’re feeling hate, focus your attention on love. If loneliness, connection. Etc for all the things. Attention changes vibration.
This understanding is what the fourth Hermetic Principle, the Principle of Polarity, is all about. It states that all manifested things have two sides, or two poles, different only by degree. Spirit and matter are two poles of the same thing, and the planes in between them are a matter of degrees of vibration. Feeling better—mental alchemy—then means raising our vibration by degrees from the material to the spiritual levels of consciousness. With this understanding, we can learn to efficiently transmute our mental states and master our moods, and ultimately vibrate on a higher plane of consciousness.
The book “The Kybalion: A study of the Hermetic philosophy of ancient Egypt and Greece” says understanding this principle in full will “enable the student to better understand his own mental states, and those of other people. He will see that these states are all matters of degree, and seeing thus, he will be able to raise or lower the vibration at will—to change his mental poles, and thus be Master of his mental states, instead of being their servant and slave.”
Sounds freakin’ good to me! Happy Friday to everyone—here’s to continued mental alchemy, witches!✨🔮💥
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Empress Rx Medicine: how can you embody the earthly realm? The Empress teaches us to embody and enjoy all that this universe has to offer. We are of and contain the universe—as above so below. How can you celebrate and harness this energy? Take the time tonight to celebrate, ground and revel in yourself and the universe ✨
August— we’re at the half way point, have you checked out the Tarot Wellnesscopes? Providing Tarot wisdom based on your Zodiac sign, along with a suggested food and movement for the month. Link in bio
Art via @starchild_design
I wanted to find a way to brand myself. I was craving for a new look, thought and process. My experiences in life has led me to this point. Ups and down... the tears... the in and out battles with depression that I didn’t even know. I was tired of the image that I had picked up in college. It started to become very limiting and judgmental. So I finally had the balls to create my logo and get shit started..... this year I’m opening up to abundance, happiness, new adventures, success in my career and just to keep healing from everything that’s has happened. I get to use this to build something and not box myself in.
Tarot Food: Radishes for the High Priestess Rx
Radishes are extremely beneficial for our health for a multitude of reasons, but they also contain a secret— the most nutritious part is actually their leafy greens. The greens are an excellent prebiotic, they are anti-viral and anti-bacterial, they repair the colon, and easily assimilate into all digestive tracts. They are packed with vitamins and help to remove all metals and toxins from the body. Talk about healing! The actual radish is also jam packed as well; they replenish the immune system and kill off pathogens and parasites. Radishes teach us, like the High Priestess, to look beyond the surface or beyond our first look. Many people cut off the leaves (myself included) and only eat the root (the radish), barely pausing to reconsider if the leaves can be eaten. When in reality, they are the healthiest part! This is like the medicine of the High Priestess— she urges use to look deeper and dive deeper to find the best parts of ourselves and the wisdom of the universe. Eat the whole radish to help tap into her medicine
Photo via the lovely @alison__wu
Card of the day: High Priestess Rx
How can you tap into your own stillness today? How can you embrace and listen to your intuition? We often are so busy and are on autopilot, our intuition can get drowned out. Today this card invites you to make some space to pause and see what arises. The High Priestess is the wisdom keeper of the deck— she invites you to lift up the veil and to dive deeply into her medicine. What is your inner voice trying to tell you?
Upcoming Offering with @sankofasound on Sat Aug 25th: Metaphysics Beyond Speculation. This session will focus on the 7 hermetic principles. The principles explore the functions involved in creative manifestation. Our class and discussion will expand the definitions and apply them to everyday situations for assisting general understanding in existential dynamics. Cost is $1000 early bird / $1200 drop-in. Contact us now to register.
Tarot Medicine for the weekly three card spread (see previous post): Salt Water
Salt water is an ultimate cure— it’s in our tears, the ocean, and our sweat. Salt water is recommended for this week’s spread because it helps us get embody fluidity and represents a release. You can take a salt water bath to float and submerge in its healing properties. You can play in the ocean to connect with nature and understand the ebbs and flows of the current. You can sit in a sauna and sweat it out or you can cry for the release. You can also gargle with salt water to clear your throat and help you speak your truth. However you want to utilize salt water this week, it will help you better understand your emotional tides to release any blockages and further connect you to your inner joy and abundance
Three card spread : Ten of Cups Rx, Nine of Pentacles Rx, Queen of Cups Rx
Where in your life are you not allowing yourself to step into joy, fulfillment and completion? Are there any emotional blocks or misaligned belief patterns that are leaving you feeling stuck? The Nine of Pentacles Rx is asking us to look at where we are investing our time and efforts and is it paying off? Or are you investing too much in something that is no longer serving you and leaving you feeling abundant? The Queen of Cups is inviting us to not fight these emotions, but rather allow them to flow so we can better understand them. When we begin to recognize how we’re feeling, we can then become fluid and move with the tide instead of swimming against it and becoming exhausted. The Queen reminds us of the importance of tapping into these receptive energies, for they will help to give us clarity on where to invest our efforts in the earthly realm and how to allow ourselves to step into the gratitude mindset and truly experience joy
Full Disclosure: today has been one of those days where everything seems overwhelmingly challenging. Nothing is quite wrong, but nothing is quite right, but it all feels like too much. I’m aware of how I’m feeling and even some of the triggers, but just can’t shake it. Do you ever have one of those days? If so, I feel you and honestly it happens. I was feeling very hard on myself about it earlier, but after a pause and lunch outside, I’m trying to have a more gentle approach. Sometimes it’s ok to allow ourselves to have an off day. We recognize it, flow with it and after a good night’s sleep, tomorrow is a new day 🌞
Sundays when Mom’s in town / /
Did you know that Kale is anti-viral and anti-inflammatory that boosts the immune system and aids in reducing chronic pain and stress? It also stimulates the liver, other organs, and tissues out of stagnancy. Kale also detoxes the body on a genetic level and can transform your health. It’s especially delicious @sqirlla 😋
Did you know I offer Tarot Healing Sessions online? These sessions offer a holistic approach— providing intuitive channeling, tarot card spread and recommended wellness modalities including food, movement, breath and crystal healing. Be sure to check out my offerings page to get more info and to schedule a session
Art by @starchild_design
Card of the Day: Eight of Pentacles
Today with New Moon and Eclipse this card is asking us to continue putting in the work. We are in the last Eclipse of the season and there is still some work to be done. The Eight of Pentacles reminds us to keep going, keep hammering away to our end result. With passion, grit and determination we will come out the other side. The last bit of self work will herald a great rebirth, leaving us more empowered, confident and open. It’s like these stairs— you can see the light glittering and shining, so close to the top. We got this! Use the energies of the day to aid you in rising from the depths into your power 💎
The world is speaking to us all the time, the nature of it all is mind and being. It’s woven. We are in the Mind of the All, the mind of the All is on us. That’s the gift... as in the Rune that appears in this photo that jumped out of shadow and light tonight. Creating that connection is part of the great work of our lives, reconnecting. We’ll be making spaces for this during our laws of Magick classes in practical yet mystical lectures + method. Catch us at @theplusbus this August 23rd and through October. Again at @openeyecrystals in September through October. .
New Moon | Solar Eclipse in Leo
This New Moon and Eclipse occurs in the sign of Leo. Leo, ruled by the Sun and the Tarot Card Strength, is inviting us to stand in our power and presence. The New Moon is a time of new beginnings and planting seeds and Eclipses are a time for profound, accelerated transformation. During this time, use these energies to help you connect to your inner strength, knowing you have everything you could ever need. As mentioned with the energy of the Lionsgate Portal, communication is deeply important at this time. As we start to do our work for this Moon and Eclipse, how do you communicate with yourself, others and the universe? Where in your life can you become clear and strengthen your communication. Your words hold power and can aid in transformation. In order to further understand your relationship with yourself, your ego and self esteem, inner child work during this Moon and Eclipse can be beneficial. Nurturing yourself inner child— forgiving, loving and accepting yourself just as you are is extremely powerful. You are planting the seeds to allow a new relationship with yourself to blossom. To feel empowered and strong, the true essence of Leo. For more on rituals and inner child work, visit the Weekly Wisdoms on my site
Art via @communionbyjoy
Tarot Food: Strawberries for the Seven of Pentacles
Strawberries are packed with vitamins, full of antioxidants and contain phenols which act as an anti-inflammatory. They can offer a respite or moment of relief in times that seem confusing or foggy. Strawberries can ease your mind and bring you to the present. They also are great teachers of abundance. They remind us to tap into to the flow of abundance and not to fear our sources “drying up” for there will be more just around the corner. During their peak season, they are abundant, plump and juicy! They teach us to be selfless in our endeavors to continue attracting prosperity. Eat some today to harness the Seven of Pentacles energy— leaving you at peace, recharged and full of vitality to continue on your way
Photo via @the.pinklemonade
Venus day magick tomorrow.
Magickal Uses: DAMIANA LEAVES are used by many folks for Luck in Love Affairs. DAMIANA is called the Love Herb because it is said to make women willing and to make men ready and increase their nature – and for this reason, we hear that married couples use it to aid in satisfying conjugal relations. According to some authors, if you sprinkle DAMIANA on the food of the one you love, it will intensify desire. Others use it in an herbal bath to attract new love. It is also said that if you carry DAMIANA in a flannel bag, your straying lover will return to you. Another way we have heard to make your lover return is to soak DAMIANA LEAVES in whiskey or wine and sprinkle the liquid on your doorstep for 21 days, starting on the full moon. When Damiana Leaf is used in meditation incense, it is said to increase psychic ability and clairvoyance. It should be stored with quartz crystal. Damiana Leaf is useful in magical work in that it aids in the breaking down of the natural mental barriers and inhibitors, if not used in excess, and preferably not by someone working on the opening of a gateway/portal.
It can be highly useful in tantra magick and in such activities as Astral travel, deep meditation and spirit quests. Solitary practitioners burn Damiana to open their chakras and increase their psychic abilities in their quest for a heightened vision.
Work the leaves into charm bags, use as loose incense or even brew them into tea. If you make Damiana tea, be prepared to add honey or sugar as it’s quite bitter. Use Damiana incense to promote psychic dreams. Smoke Damiana for this purpose as well, as it reportedly acts on the body as a mild euphoric. When encountering a recipe that calls for hashish, use an extract of the volatile oils in Damiana as magical substitute.