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Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Nine of Swords

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When pulled upright is about fear and anxiety, especially about the things that you worry about and that you think of while you’re trying to sleep. This card could be about trauma as well. You might feel self-conscious about this trauma and may be anxious about telling anyone about it as well as the emotional issues you have from the trauma. Swords cards are very much about the mind, logic, and intellect and the nine of swords really focus in on the negative aspects of that. You can’t seem to turn your brain off and are full of questions, and constantly thinking about all the possibilities that could happen. This card is also about how something that troubled you in the past, that you thought you managed to avoid and get past, is becoming an issue again. You should consider talking to someone about it because then at least you don’t have to carry this burden on your own. If this is something that has less to do with trauma and more to do with just general anxiety then you need to think about if this is something that you can control. Is there something that you can do or change that will help alleviate this anxiety? Focus on the things you can control.

When pulled in reverse this card is also about being affected by nightmares, anxiety, and stress. Something traumatic that happened before is resurfacing and overwhelming you. However despite all of this there is more hope than there is with the upright version. In the upright version you are kind of wallowing and not trying to actively feel better, but when the card is in reverse you do have that motivation. However you have to actually take action to see any change. Nothing will get better if you do not make an effort to leave it behind. It is important to remember that even though there is hope of getting through this there is the chance of things getting worse if you don’t make the effort to get through this rut. It is all on you to avoid that. If you push yourself you could find yourself out of this rut but if you don’t push yourself you can sink farther into it. 

Here is a tarot spread to help you get through your anxiety and stress. First I would take out the nine of swords and meditate on it while focusing on your anxieties and stressors in your life right now. Then shuffle and pull using your preferred method.

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Thanks for checking out today’s post! Let me know what the nine of swords has been telling you down below along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Starseed Alien Race: Pleiades

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post about various alien races (I was trying to find info about a particular race and was struggling so it turned me off for a bit) and thought it would be fun to dive back into that. Today I thought we would talk about the pleiadians. From what I can gather they seem to be a relatively well-known race due to the fact that out of all the starseeds on earth the pleiadians are the majority. Anywho, let’s dive in.

First lets talk about where they are located. The pleiadians originally were from Avalon which was part of the Lyra constellation. However when the dark reptilians destroyed their home (a story for another day) they moved to what is now called pleiadian star system. This star system is supposedly 444 light-years away from Earth. They exist anywhere between the 3rd dimension and the 9th dimension.

When it comes to appearance they are thought to look a lot like us humans. This is because humans and pleiadians both come from Lyra originally. They are thought to be very attractive and have very symmetrical features.

Here are some random fun facts about the pleiadians. So firstly in comparison to the andromedans and the arcturians, the pleiadians are actually quite a young race. Pleiadians serve us humans as an example of what we will become as we evolve and they’re here to help us achieve that. Here on earth we have a lot of male and female energies but Pleiadian energy is mostly masculine. What’s even more interesting is females tend to have more masculine energy than the males do.

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Now let’s start talking about the different signs that you may be a pleiadian starseed!

Sign #1 You have a hard time expressing your emotions

If you are a pleiadian starseed you may find that you keep your emotions to yourself a lot. This is likely due to the fact that you are so busy trying to please others you don’t seem to have the time to worry about how you’re feeling. All of these pent up emotions also makes you a bit sensitive making it so you aren’t very good at taking criticism. This ignoring of your emotions can also cause resentment and make you passive aggressive as you are hoping someone will notice how you’re actually feeling.

Sign #2 You are an Empath

If you’re a pleiadian you may find that being around tension and anger (any negative emotion really) can make you feel physically ill. You tend to absorb the emotions from others around you which can actually cause blocks in your energy. You tend to release these buildups by crying. You may also find that you get a lot of throat chakra related issues like coughing, sore throat, etc if you are not given the opportunity to express yourself.

Sign #3 You’re a natural healer

This is a really important sign of being a pleiadian. You are such a natural healer that you don’t even have to be healing purposefully. It is quite possibly that you have been healing others without even knowing it. Your presence can bring inner peace and help alleviate pain.

Sign #4 You are very intuitive

Your intuitive abilities are unmatched. Your gut feelings should always be trusted.

Sign #5 You are really great at communication

Public speaking is your forte. Since communication is a two-way street you are also great at listening and giving advice.

Sign #6 You have an unwavering faith

Since childhood you have been really interested in finding your purpose and find more out about spirituality. While it is quite likely you won’t favour abrahamic religions you will likely find that you have a faith of some sort (possibly just an eclectic mash up of beliefs).

Sign #7 You are prone to using escapism techniques

These techniques could be anything from substance abuse, sexual escapades, or simply excessive use of the internet.

Sign #8 You are female

Most Pleiadians are reincarnated as females (however there are male starseeds, they may look more androgynous though). They are known for their beautiful almond shaped eyes. They are known for being highly attractive and are very enticing to others.

Sign #9 You are a nature lover

You are very much connected to nature especially animals. Animals enjoy being around you. You will find they you are very good at calming down animals and taming them.

Sign #10 Your career is related to communication, ecology, spirituality, psychology, childcare, or healing

If you aren’t working in one of these fields then you are likely involved in some other way like volunteering.

Sign #11 You do not understand gender roles

You view your partner as your peer/equal and you expect them to feel the same way about you. The fact that there is inequality between the sexes here on earth crazy. There is a decent chance you may not identify as heterosexual; and even if you do you’re not super worried about labeling yourself that way.

Thanks for checking out today’s post! Are you pleiadian? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Eight of Swords

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When pulled upright this card is about feeling trapped and like a victim. You feel like that the situation you are in needs to change but you are not able to make that change on your own, as it is not in your control. This makes you feel powerless. Feeling like you have no control over what is happening to you has been a big reason the situation keeps getting worse. Giving up your autonomy to a higher power, be it religious; government; or any other kind of authority, means you are giving up your personal responsibility to create that change for yourself. Giving up this control in your life, while it might work for some, is not working for you. You should avoid making big decisions right now as you aren’t thinking as clearly as you should be. The good part of all this is the trapped feeling you have and the lack of control you feel are all self-made and you can fix it all on your own. You need to open your eyes and look beyond the small box you’ve put yourself in. Look at all the possibilities you have and recognize the power you possess within you. 

When pulled in reverse this card is about maturity and self-acceptance. It also is about knowing your own power and responsibilities. This is especially relevant as it usually appears after a long time of self doubt. You can now confidently make decisions because you are now confident in yourself and confident in your power to change your personal world and also the world around you. Now is the time to move on from the past and get excited for all the new changes and experiences to come. 

Here is a tarot spread to help you gain confidence so you can find your inner power. First I would take out the eight of swords and meditate on it while focusing on feeling confident. Then shuffle and pull using your preferred method.

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1. The root of insecurity
Where is your anxiety actually coming from?

2. How to tackle this right from the root
A response to this insecurity; an approach you can take to learn from and overcome it.

 

 

3 and 4. Your main sources of power
Here you go! Here are two reasons you are awesome; sources of personal strength from which to draw confidence.

5. How to tap into this
It’s all very well knowing your strengths, but how do you use these and boost your confidence? This card offers an approach you can take.

6. One thing you can do right now
Because confidence-building is a slow process and you want to crack on now. Whilst you can adopt the approach suggested by card five slowly and surely, here is one thing to do today to get you on your way.

That is all for today! I hope you enjoyed. What is the eight of swords been telling you lately? Let me down below along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

All About Storms

Hi everyone. We have a risk of thunderstorms where I live today so, I thought we would talk about storms and how we can utilize them as Wiccans.

First thing to think about is that storms (especially thunderstorms) are a large surge of energy. This energy is definitely something you can use to your advantage. If you are making a sacred circle, for any reason really, you can channel that energy or invite that energy into your circle to help make whatever you’re doing stronger. Whether or not you channel or invite is totally up to you. Channeling is going to take more technique obviously. From what I understand, in order to channel the energy of the storm you are going to want to be good at meditating. If you read my posts you will know meditation is not my forte. I would probably go on to invite the storm energy into my circle instead. I would do this the same way that I would invite the elements, deities, or spirits into my circle and just hope they bless me with their presence.

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If you are using the energy of the storm for any magickal workings you may want to know what type of storm is going to best match your intent. So here are a few different types of storms and what type of magick it goes best with.

  • Regular Rain Storms are good for purification, love, healing, friendships, beauty, youth, releasing negative energies, thoughts and emotions.
  • Heavy Wind Storms are a good time for mental spells, studies, travel, breaking addictions and habits. Sending messages to others, both living and dead. And wishes.
  • Snow Storms are for purification, healing matters of the heart, transformational magick, change, protection, and renewal.
  • Fire Storms. This is when the searing heat of the Sun causes a blaze of fire to the land, and the winds sweep it across. It happens on a yearly basis here in California. Protection, courage, power, banishment, and commanding/oath spells are done during this time. Very dangerous though, one would need to be close to the flaming storm.
  • Storms during an Eclipse. These storms are rare, and because of such are extremely powerful. I have been told that these times of great power can be channeled to cure diseases, and banish unwanted energies, as well as successful exorcisms, if you believe in that.

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Something to keep in mind is you will likely best connect with the type of storm that you are a sign of. So if you are a fire sign you will likely best connect with fire storms or even a lightning storm. If you are an air sign you would best connect with a wind storm. If you are a water sign you would best connect with a rainstorm or snow storm. If you are an earth sign you would probably be best for a lightning storm (as the lightning storm touches the ground and is in the sky at essentially the same time). If you are familiar with the element chaos (it does not replace one of the main four but rather can go with it. Chaos is an element that I connect with, along with fire) then you can probably connect with any storm, as storms are chaos in and of themselves.

However, that’s all for today! Have you ever used storm energy in your magickal workings or anything like that? Let me know down below along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Seven of Swords

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When pulled upright this card is about betrayal and deception. This card is typically about you, or someone you are close with, having a hard time getting away with something. Sometimes we have to be sneaky in hopes that no one finds out. However when someone finds out we do have to face the consequences. This tends to happen when you have to react quickly and you act out of character. You may be trying to sneak out of a situation due the the situation no longer working as you thought. Instead of dealing with the issue head on you may try to sneak out of it hoping no one will notice your absence. You are likely hoping the situation will go away with time and you won’t have to deal with it however that is not the case. Ignoring the situation has actually made it worse. When you get this card you really need to think about whether not dealing with the issue is going to turn out okay or make it worse. It may seem like not facing it has worked out for you only to later realize that it’s blown up in your face. In some situations this card can also be about a wanting to “go solo”. You may want to go on an adventure on your own or just wanting to spend more time to yourself. This can be really great to explore your independence.

When pulled in reverse can have a few different meanings. One meaning can be that you need to change the way you’re doing things. The way you’ve been approaching things just isn’t working. This card can also be about a more extreme version of the upright card, in the sense of cunning victory achieved by deception and trickery. On the flip side it can also be about developing a conscience. You or someone you are close with may finally be coming clean about any manipulative things they’ve done. The trust people have had in you may be gone but with this honesty you may start gaining this trust back. This card is really about trying to be more collaborative rather than your usual method of independence. 

Here is a tarot spread dedicated to the seven of swords! First thing I would do is take the card out and meditate on it while thinking about what it is that you’re trying to avoid. Then I would shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Thanks for checking out today’s post! What has the seven of swords been telling you? Let me know along with any other thoughts or questions you have down below. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. 

Tigers Eye

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Firstly lets talk about the things associated with tigers eye. When it comes to deities this crystal is associated with Ra, Sekhmet, and Durga. It is associated with the sacral and navel chakra. It has ties to both the element of fire and earth. It is connected to the sun which makes this card really great during any summer sabbats or just to connect with the sun or summer as a whole.

Tigers eye has many uses. One of these uses to bring good fortune and luck into your life. It helps bring in a steady flow of income. If you are starting up your own business, or are in the business field in general, this is a great stone for you due to it’s connections with good fortune and money.

Tigers eye is great for encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and grow as an individual. It can help you grow artistically, creatively, and with your physical abilities. It can also encourage you to try new things. If you need some personal support for staying determined and to overcome your fears during exams, competitions, any public speaking, selling your goods, or anything of the like, this is the stone for you.

If you are going someone new and need some help with your insight and perception then you can wear this stone to help you. It helps keep your mind and eyes sharp,I and helps you stay detail focused. If you are going through a crisis this is a great crystal to have on hand as it can help you feel more confident about your decision making.

Tiger’s eye is a fantastic crystal for self improvement. It helps with your will power, emotional stability, and your energy levels. It can help you with weight loss as it helps kick out the cravings you have for bad food and can help you stay away from binge eating. It can also be a great support if you’re trying to quite smoking, or any other drugs or alcohol. If you struggle with anxiety over feelings of isolation or inadequacy then tigers eye can help you as well.

Tiger’s eye is also great for balance. It can help ease tensions in family struggles or in any relationship where difference in opinion seems to be sparking conflict. This crystal brings harmony to those around it who have different viewpoints, religious beliefs, or just different approaches to life as a whole.

When it comes to Magickal workings tigers eye is great for any divination readings that have to do with money making endeavors. It is also great to protect you from psychic attacks. You can also use it to ground yourself before doing any magickal or ritual workings.

Thanks for checking out today’s post! What do you use tigers eye for? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have for me. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and upload videos you youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Six of Swords

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When pulled upright this card is about having to make a regrettable transition in your life. This transition is likely happening due to a decision you made in the past which is now forcing you to leave something behind as you move forward. Despite the fact that this is bringing a great deal of sadness you need to remember that given the circumstances this is the best possible outcome. This card reminds you that life is full of times where you have to let go of things you’ve become accustomed to. This isn’t going to be easy but remember that this sadness is only temporary. Look forward to your future and gain strength from its possibilities. Sometimes you can’t fix what’s broken. The only thing you can do it leave the issue and start new. You may find yourself thinking that this seems cowardly but sometimes it’s the only thing that can be done when you’ve tried to make it work using every other method. Now you need to start planning your path to a happier future. Due to it being a swords card it is telling you to make these plans with logic, clarity, and objectively to know where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you want to go.

When pulled in reverse this card is about how you’ve been actively trying to make this transition and move on however you may find that making this transition is quite challenging. You may find yourself reliving your past due to unresolved issues, or maybe because you are second guessing your decisions. Another meaning of this card could be that you are actually resisting these transitions. You may feel forced into doing things that you aren’t ready for or that you don’t want to do at all. Take a second to think about the possible benefits of these transitions and not just their negatives.

Here is a tarot spread to help you embrace the transitions that are happening in your life. First I would take the six of swords of the deck and meditate on it while thinking about the transitions that are starting to take form in your life. Then shuffle and pull using your preferred method.

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That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed! What has the six of swords been telling you? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notification when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Everything I did on my trip to Salem and if I would recommend it

Hi everyone! Last weekend I got back from my trip to Salem and I thought I would tell you all how it went. Firstly let me preface by saying I didn’t follow my itinerary that I wrote for you guys very well and we did pretty much everything in one day rather than two.

So the first thing we did in Salem was take their trolley tour. The trolley was good to have a ticket for if you wanted to use it to get around the city as well rather than walking. It cost $20 a person to get a ticket. It was a really good tour. The tour was an hour long. They talked about the history of Salem as a whole and not just the witch trials. As for whether or not I would recommend it I, personally, probably wouldn’t. I don’t think it was a total waste of money but as someone who was mostly interested in the witch trial history and as someone who ended up walking everywhere anyway it wasn’t totally worth it. However we did get a coupon to a little restaurant called Turners while we were on the trolley and the food at Turner’s was great (they also had a few non-seafood options).

After that I went to the witch dungeon museum. What they offered there was a reenactment of Sarah Good’s trial and then a recreated dungeon down in the basement that you were taken down to through a guided tour. I really enjoyed this spot. That acting was really good and all the words came from the recorded words from the trial. I also really enjoyed the tour itself and gave a lot of good information. I can’t remember exactly how much but I think it was around $11 to get in per person. I would definitely recommend this museum I thought it was a fun way to get new information.

After the witch dungeon museum we went to The Witch House. This is the house of Judge Jonathon Corwin. It was the original house furnished with things that belonged to the time period. It had a lot of cool information about various medicine practices, along with more information about the time period, the trials, and the home. It also cost somewhere around the $11 range to get in and see it. I would definitely recommend it as well as it didn’t just repeat the same stuff you already learned. It had a lot of new information to read about.

When we left the witch house we then went to the Witch History Museum. It was another museum that went over the history of the trials. They sat you down and set the mood and told you some info and then they took you to the museum part for a guided tour. It was good as well however I would only recommend going to this one if it is the only museum you’re going to. All of the museums pretty much told you the exact same things and it was just getting redundant by the time we finished this museum. If you’re going to the witch museum or the witch dungeon museum I would say you could skip this one. It was also around the $11 mark.

We also went to the Howard st cemetery, the old burying point cemetery, and the memorial. I would personally skip Howard st cemetery as there are no actual markers from anyone who passed during the trials there to my knowledge. However would 100% recommend the memorial and burying point cemetery. They are right beside each other and free to go to. The memorial is really beautiful and a really nice tribute to the victims of the trials.

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The following day we did a walking tour through Hocus Pocus tours which was probably my favourite information source that we had during the trip. It was an hour and a half and we walked around the city and they told us history about the city, about the trials, they told us murder mystery stories, and facts about the hocus pocus movie as well. It cost $17 a person and was definitely worth it. Would 100% recommend them.

As for shops I went to Hex Old World Witchery. It was a super cute place. I got a Tarot reading done there and a palm reading. It was alright. Got some good points and some other things that didn’t seem to click. I checked out the Covens Cottage which was just absolutely gorgeous. I checked out the Crow Haven Corner as it was the first metaphysical shop in salem. It was cute as well. There was some cool fortune telling happening in there. I also went in Angelica of the Angels. They offered to do Aura photography which I wish I had’ve had the opportunity to do. I also got my new tarot deck from there.

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That was my trip! I hope you enjoyed reading about it and getting some ideas of places you should visit while in the area. If you want to see more pictures and videos from my trip check out my youtube video The best places to visit in Salem Massachusetts. Make sure you check out my twitter so you can get notifications when I post here and upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Five of Swords

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When pulled upright this card is about being in a conflict. It also could be about a disagreement with someone(s) which is creating a lot of tension in your relationship with them. It may appear that you’ve won right now but when you look at the big picture you may realize that you’ve actually lost because you have damaged your relationship with this person which has now isolated you. You may find that at the time you were more concerned with being right than understanding the other person’s point of view. Now you need to try and pick up the pieces and fix this relationship you’ve hurt. The conflict is still fresh so resentment hasn’t had time to fester. You need to decide what is most important to you, winning the argument or your relationship with said person. This card is also about a negative type of ambition. This is the kind of ambition that has no regard for others. It doesn’t care who it has to knock down to achieve it’s goal. This kind of ambition can leave you either a sore loser or a sore winner and nothing in between. This card reminds us to think about others and to let go of our egos.

When pulled in reverse this card is about wanting to forgive and forget the conflict that the five of swords in the upright position is referring to. This card shows that you have started to realize that winning isn’t always everything. Because of this you will be able to take all the energy you were investing in winning and put it towards something better. There is another interpretation of this card which is that the conflict you are experiencing is going to become more upsetting as you realize you all are going to lose.

Here is a tarot spread to help you organize your thoughts on a conflict you’re experiencing. First I would take the five of swords out of the deck and meditate on it while focusing on this conflict. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post! What has the five of swords been telling you? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Make sure you stay tuned here, on twitter, and on my youtube channel as I’ll be posting about my trip to Salem in this next week! Until next time, Blessed Be!

Energy Boosting Spells

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you but I am just exhausted all the time. If you could see me right now you’d see I’m falling asleep as I write this, as I just got off a long day at work. So I thought what would be a good thing to write about today? A few good spells to give you that little boost of energy you need without consuming absurd amounts of coffee or those deathly energy drinks. These spells are one’s I got from the internet and I will leave the links to them down below. For the most part they will be the same as they will originally written but I may adjust just a little bit to suit my preferences better.

The first spell is called Energy boost and the link to the original post is here

Try saying this spell to ask the element of fire for the gift of its power and vitality:

“Fire bright and fire strong,
Give me energy all day long.
With your warm and gentle fire,
Keep me going when I tire.”

I think this is a really nice an simple spells. I think there are numerous ways you could go about casting this. You could probably cast it just by saying it in a sacred circle. You could also say this while holding and focusing on a beverage (tea, coffee, water, etc) and infuse the drink with your intent. I think you could also just say this at any point of the day when you’re feeling sleepy. It’s totally up to you.

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The next spell didn’t really have a name but you can find it here.

The thought process behind this spell was the author believes if one is tired it means your connection to the elements are unbalanced and this should rebalance them causing you to feel more energized.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: a quiet space, calming incense and a candle 

Sit comfortably in the centre of the room, and bring your focus to your breathing.

After a few minutes, harmonise your elements. Summon Earth from the north to connect to your energy. Earth governs your relationship to the material world and keeps you grounded.

Call the element of air – your intellect, thinking and communication skills – from the east.

Next, order fire – your courage, strength and dynamism – from the south, and water – your emotions, intuition and healing balance – from the west.

Finally, focus on your connection to the divine: request the universal energy source/your deities to pour white light into your body, from the top of your head all the way through to your feet.

Hopefully this spell helps you too!

A few other great things you can do to help combat fatigue is reiki and meditation. You could also make a jar spell to help energize you. If you’d like to see a spell like that let me know down below and I will create one for you all! However depending on why you’re tired you may need to take a totally different route. If your issue is not getting a good amount of sleep in the first place, you may want to focus on sleeping spells instead of energy boosting spells.

Thank you for checking out today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it. I’ve been thinking about making a post about my plants that I have and how to care for them; you should let me know if you’d be interested in seeing a post about that, along with any other energy boosting spells you have, any thoughts, and/or questions you have. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post here and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!