Tarot Series~ Minor Arcana: Knight of Swords

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When pulled upright this card represents someone who is so focused on a certain idea, that they become oblivious to any difficulties; conflicts; or consequences it brings us, as they try to achieve it. This card is about someone full of life and energy but they need to make sure they are balancing themselves out with a good dose of compassion and responsibility. The person this card represents, is someone who once they have set their mind to something there is no stopping them. While this can be a great trait as it shows ambition and dedication it can also have some downfalls. Some of the things this person might be willing to do to achieve their goal could have some very serious consequences. They are likely prone to move ahead without any preparation or foresight, which can put them in a dangerous (or at the very least unpleasant) situation.

When pulled in reverse this card is about someone who is extremely impatient, impulsive, and full of energy. However unlike the person the upright card represents this person has no direction, despite their abundance in energy. This causes a lot of rash decisions which can drag others down with them. This person likely has a lot of scattered thoughts and they don’t tend to take the time to go through them and organize them. It is quite likely that they are a disorganized person. When they do finally have something they want to achieve with all that energy they have they are likely very unprepared due to this lack of organization. 

Here is a tarot spread to help you find some direction for all that energy you have. First I would take out the knight of swords and meditate on it thinking about your directionless energy that you have. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Thanks for checking out today’s post! What has the knight of swords been telling you? Let me know in the comments and along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Lastly I have made an instagram if any of you want to follow that! Until next time, Blessed Be!

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!

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!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: King of Cups

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When pulled upright this card is about creativity, emotion, and the subconscious. When you get this card it describes someone being in charge of their emotions which means one is balanced between logic and emotion. He also shows us that there is a strong relationship between understanding and feeling. When you are faced with a challenge you may get the king of cups as reminder to act as he would; you need to gain control of your emotions before you pursue anything so you can progress properly in reality. This card could also represent an older male in your life. This man will be someone who mature and willing to take responsibility for his actions. This card also talks about being very diplomatic and being able to balance the needs of others. He reminds you that you should remain mature when you’re dealing with negative energy. 

When pulled in reverse this card is about someone who is volatile, emotionally manipulative, and moody. This card is about someone who is unable to balance the needs of others and may come across as cold to some people. His ability to understand others emotions may be used to manipulate others rather than help them. When you pull this card it is suggesting that either you or someone you know embodies the traits of the reversed king of cups. This person normally embodies the traits of the upright king of cups however and has only just lately been showing manipulative and controlling behaviours. His current actions are vengeful and vindictive. He will eventually experience some sort of punishment for his actions.

To help you balance logic and emotions here is a tarot spread! Before you start I would take out the king of cups card and meditate while thinking about the situation you want advice on. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Cards 1 & 2
The Head Says… – These two cards represent the logical and creative mind. Some may refer to this as left-brain & right-brain thinking. Whatever your school of thought about brain hemispheres might be, these cards reveal how the mind’s logic may be working for you or against you. The first two cards can also reflect what the mind visualizes or perceives about your matter that perhaps has not manifested into reality. What is going on up there?

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The Heart Says…
 – These three cards represent authenticity of emotions, sensitivity, trust and the flexibility to be open to giving and receiving. It will be revealed through the cards that fall if following your heart will be the wisest decision. Healthy emotional intelligence reciprocates well with the environment, thus following your heart should show up as a clear statement supported by other cards.

Thanks for checking out today’s post! What has the king of cups been telling you? Let me know in comments along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Also don’t forget to follow me here and on twitter to get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. And until next time, Blessed Be!

All About Auras

I’m sure many of you have heard of auras as they are something joked about a lot. When you think of something really hippie or metaphysical you probably think of auras. Do you actually know what they are though? They make more sense then you would think. People naturally give off certain vibes. Some people make you feel nervous, some give you joy, some make you mad. This all ties back to a person’s aura. So even if you don’t believe in them you are experiencing them on an emotional level.

Auras are an electromagnetic field that surrounds people, animals, and things. It may sound a bit crazy but even scientists recognize that everything gives off it’s own energy. This is the same. So, now that we know the basics lets get a little more in depth. So an aura has 7 layers. If you’ve read some of my older blog posts about chakras, or have seen this week’s monday video on my youtube channel, you’ll have some background knowledge. So the 7 layers are linked back to our 7 chakras. The first layer is the physical layer which ties back to the root chakra. This layer is connected to your physical health, pain, and pleasure. The next layer is the emotional layer which is connected to the sacral chakra. After that there is the mental layer which is connected to your solar plexus/navel chakra. Your fourth layer is called the astral layer. It is connected to your heart chakra and evidently about love. The astral layer is the layer in between the bottom three and the top three, so it is said to connect the two together. The next layer is called the spiritual layer. It is connected to your throat chakra. It relates back to your spiritual health and connects you to the universe. The sixth layer is called the celestial layer. It is connected to your third eye. It focuses on your intuition. The last layer is called “I Am” layer. It is connected to the crown chakra. This layer is about your potential connection with the divine.

Your aura is never just one colour at a time. It is a collective of colours that can express how one is feeling on all the different layers. The brightness of your aura can also be indicative of how you’re feeling. Something bright is more on the happy, joyful side. Where something dark or dull may have more negative attributes. Also, if you are in a rough time in your life and your aura is not looking the best you don’t have to worry about being stuck with that aura for the rest of your life. As you and the situations you are in change so does your aura. However if you feel like your aura could use a little TLC you can always cleanse it. You can cleanse your aura through meditation or smudging, just to name two methods.

Now, you’re probably wondering “can I look at my own aura?”. The answer to this is, with practice, yes. The easiest way to do this is to lay your hand against a white wall, paper, or any surface really. You want to look at your hand and let your eyes relax. If you’ve ever done a puzzle that has a 3D image you can see by relaxing your eyes, it is the same idea. Another way to think of it is to let your eyes zone out. Eventually you will begin to see a colour along the edges on your fingers. This is your aura. You can also practice by looking at pictures of people in front of a white background. Eventually, with practice, you will be able to see auras without the white backdrop.

So you know what auras are now, you know how to see your’s and other’s auras, but what do the different colours mean? I’ll leave some links for you to find lists of colours and their meanings.

https://paranormal.lovetoknow.com/Aura_Colors_and_Their_Meaning

https://www.thiaoouba.com/see_aura_color.htm

http://psychiclibrary.com/beyondBooks/aura-colors-and-meanings/

I hope you enjoyed learning about auras today. Are you able to see your aura? What colour is it? Tell me about it in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also, make sure to 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

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Two of Cups

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When pulled upright this card is about a relationship that was built on a good foundation. How you feel emotionally is very much dependent on the emotions of your partner. You two are a very strong pair. When you are doing a reading about work and you pull this card it means that people at work are going to be respecting you more, and you are going to be feeling more comfortable in your workplace. This card is also a good sign if you are looking for work. When it is about a relationship it talks about a strong commitment, a balanced relationship, and love. However, this does not mean that you don’t need to nurture this love to keep it going. If you are doing a financial reading then this card is about being financially capable and being about to financially support your obligations. If this is about health then this card suggests you need to find a health practitioner that you are comfortable working with and someone you can trust. If this is about your spirituality it can be saying to share your positive energy as the universe is giving you tons to go around. 

When pulled in reverse this card is saying your balance is broken. This imbalance is causing disconnect and conflict between you and your partner. Instead of attracting each other like when the card is upright, you are repelling each other. Small things that seemed fine before may now seem like problems which may indicate that one of you is holding resentment towards the other. The open communication you had before has been cut off which is making the situation you’re in worse. Be the first to open up and you might find out the issues you two are having may be easier to sort through than you thought. 

Here is an interesting spread for those of you with 2 decks to work with. This spread will give you an idea on how your relationship is going with your loved one. First I would take the two of cups out of the decks (if possible have each of you meditate on your own cards) thinking about how you feel your relationship is going. Then shuffle and pull using your preferred method.

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Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Queen of Wands

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When pulled upright this card is about a person who is very focused, has a lot of passion, is courageous, and individualistic. However these traits can sometimes come across as self-centered. This person is a positive person to be around. They will stay by your side and stand up for you when necessary. If this is a reading about work then the queen can show that you are going to accomplish a lot in a small amount of time. If you are looking for a job this card suggests that a woman will be a big part in your next career move. In general your career life is looking pretty good. When doing a reading of love the queen is a positive card to get. If you’ve been on the search for love this card is a sign that you may find it soon. In terms of money the queen can suggest you have been spending a lot of it and recommends you stay in control of your expenses or else you will come to regret it. When doing a reading in spirituality the queen can suggest you are hungry for more.

When pulled in reverse it could mean there is someone who could use your help. When doing a reading about work it can mean that you are going to face some obstacles. However, this card suggests that you should carry on and continue doing what you think is best. This card can also be a reminder for you to be a bit more rational. Sometimes you can become unbalanced by your chaotic energy. If you balance yourself out you will be more successful. 

Just in case, you’re doing a money reading and you got the queen of wands telling you you’re spending too much, here is a tarot spread to help you sort it out. First I would take the queen of wands out of your deck and meditate while thinking about your money situation. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Thank you for reading today’s post. Have you been getting the queen of wands in your readings? Tell me about it in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also, make sure to follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post and upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be.