Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: King of Swords

63

When pulled upright this card is saying that you should stay objective with whatever you are dealing with right now. You really need to lean on your intelligence to make your point and achieve your goals. Make sure your mind stays sharp and you stay vigilant so you can notice any problems coming your way. It is important to stay stern and to have clarity at all times right now. Before making any decisions you need to think, about all the possible consequences with any choice you could make, to make the best choice. It is key that you get rid of any emotional biases to make the most informed decision. Now is a time to reason with other people and be honest with them on what you’ve observed. This card is saying that you should be able to go into any situation and stay objective while making a decision. This card can also be about high ethical standards.

When pulled in reverse this card is about someone who is abusive and manipulative. This person is likely misusing their authoritative power, or their drive. They are being persuasive through manipulation to get the things they so selfishly want. This card could also be saying that you are showing off how smart you are by using big words that aren’t necessary. And lastly, this card could be saying you have some anger issues which cause you to be explosive. 

Here is a tarot spread if you deal with the last issue; explosive anger. This should help you identify underlying issues and how to go about dealing with it. First I would take the king of swords out of the deck and meditate on it while focusing in on this anger. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

d3db873cb14551484c43b7a59c0e7457

Thanks for checking out today’s post! What has the king of swords been telling you lately? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Make sure you check out my new instagram. You can find me @willowrosemoondancer. Also make sure you follow me here and on my 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: Queen of Swords

e533089cb4b5e26f510634cf8ed5e8f7.jpg

When pulled upright this card represents a person who older and wiser. Due to being a queen card they tend to be of someone with femininity however the queen of swords is considered to be the most masculine queen card. This person may come off as very stern and emotionless. This card really encourages you to use your logic before making any decisions as relying on emotions is not the best idea in all circumstances. Despite this, this person does have compassion. They like to connect with others with their intellect. This card is also telling you that you need to be more independent with your judgments. You need to start using your intelligence to come up with your opinions. Take the time to research both sides of an issue before you come to a conclusion that way you aren’t biased. Empathy and compassion when coming to these conclusions is not beneficial as it can distract you from the facts. The goal is to stay objective. This card can also be about how we communicate with others. This card encourages you to be honest and blunt. This gets rid of any confusion and miscommunications. The person this card is referring to may talk like this and if that’s the case you need to communicate the same way back. They will appreciate it.

When pulled in reverse this card is about thinking too much with your heart rather than your brain. You are becoming to involved emotionally with the situation you’re in. This card is warning you to think logically more because your emotions could be leading you down the wrong path. Really take some time and think about the situation and what is actually happening, not what your emotions are assuming is happening. Only when you’ve done that will know what you need to do next. This card can also be about someone who is bitter, coldhearted, and resentful. There is a chance you’ve started to isolate yourself more for various reasons but the people who care about you may not understand your motive. Pushing others away could really strain your relationships so you may want to consider talking to those people and letting them know how you’re feeling. 

Sorry for the profanity but I feel like this tarot spread will help you when it comes to using your logical mind. It lets you focus in on what the issue is and gives you tips on how to start making your objective viewpoint. First I would take the queen of swords out of the deck and meditate on it thinking about what this issue/situation/disagreement/whatever is. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

590ceb103ff850d38256fa6eef18574c

Thanks for checking out today’s post! What has the queen of swords been telling you? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you may 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. Lastly, I have an instagram now! Make sure to check it out. Until next time, Blessed Be!

The Wiccan’s Back to School Shopping List and Other Helpful Tips

It’s that time of the year again where everyone is back to school. Whether you’re in junior high, highschool, or post secondary this list will help you do your best this year. The things in this list are things that will be helpful on their own but some could also be used together to make spells/rituals for school too. Without further ado lets get into it.

download (4)

Crystal and Herb Shopping list

  • clear quartz
    • Gives you mental clarity, focus, and helps retain information.
    • Bring the same clear quartz that you use to study with to your tests for a little extra help!
  • Tigers eye
    • Great for studying and research.
    • It keeps you focused and helps filter out mental distractions.
    • It can help you make sense of the information you’re processing.
  • Turquoise
    • It keeps your mind and thoughts clear.
    • Also great as it helps with stress and worry.
    • It is great to have with you while doing a test.
  • Fluorite
    • A great support for all types of research.
    • Any colour of fluorite can be used; pick what you are most drawn to.
  • Earl Grey Tea
    • Helps stimulate the mind, and helps give you confidence.
    • The caffeine can also help you stay awake on hard mornings or late study nights.
  • Grapefruit Peal/essential oil
    • Helps activate your mind as well.
    • When in essential oil form it is also known to promote joy and happiness.
    • If you have a few classes that you aren’t enjoying this might be great to have handy for those periods.
  • St. John’s wort
    • This herb is used as an antidepressant. (do not ingest if already on antidepressants)
    • It can bring light to troublesome problems.
    • Can be great to use when you have an educator that you don’t mesh well with but you need to confront/work with.
  • Lavender
    • This is great for calming and relaxing you when school becomes too much.
    • It can also help you get to sleep for those living in dorms or on those nights when your mind won’t shut up about all the school work you need to do.
  • Lemon Balm
    • This is great for healing your mind and bringing success.
    • This can be great to use after a hard day at school or before tackling a difficult assignment.

Tips

If you believe that consecrating your magickal tools makes them more powerful then why not do the same with your school tools. Consecrate your pens, pencils, ruler, calculator, scribblers, etc to make them more powerful!

If you live in dorms and have a roommate then having a permanent altar may not to realistic for you. So having a temporary altar may be more up your speed. You can keep all your altar tools in a shoe box and no one would be the wiser.

If you worship deities then you can also pray to get the support you need with school. I would find the deity in your pantheon that deals with the more logical aspects of life and pray to them. Some examples of deities you may want to pray to are Athena, Lugh, Seshat, Saraswati, Odin, etc.

I also recommend that you meditate. Meditating when you’re overwhelmed, having a hard time focusing, or right before a big test can be super helpful. It clears your mind of all the useless crap and lets you tune in to what is really important.

I’d love to do more school related posts/videos if anyone has anything they’d like to request (spells, how to be a closeted wiccan in secondary and post secondary school, etc). However that is all for today. I hope this helps you a bit this school year. Make sure you follow me here and on instagram so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. 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.

26382254fd44c34323f6849216310ab2

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: Ace of Swords

49a858d874f39115049d01c531570610

When pulled upright this card is about breakthroughs, just like all ace cards are. However do to this card being a sword it says that this breakthrough has more to with in intellect. So maybe you have been struggling to find the solution to a problem, this could be a breakthrough for that. It could also be a breakthrough in a situation where you were trying to determine the truth of something. It also talks about seeing the world from a new point of view and realizing you have endless opportunities. Now is a really great time to start working towards your goals. Since your conscious is clear and you are at a point of swift thinking now is a good time to seek justice and truth. It is important to remember that swords can be double-edged. So this clarity you are experiencing can be used for good or bad deeds. It is all dependent on you. It also reminds you that too much power can corrupt a person so you need to stick with your principles. 

When pulled in reverse can be saying that instead of having a mental breakthrough you could actually be very confused, unsure, and feel very chaotic. It is good to remember, that due to this, it is not a good time to be making any decisions, since those choices won’t be backed with a clear mind. Now is a better time to prepare yourself for what is to come and take baby steps towards it. Now is the time to take yourself through each and every stage of what you want to accomplish and really create some sort of plan, rather than acting spontaneously. It would also be good to ask for advice because everything may not be as it seems. 

Here is a tarot spread that may help you achieve your mental breakthrough. First I would take the ace of swords out of the deck and mediate on it while really trying to clear your mind of any chaos and confusion. Then shuffle the cards and pull using your preferred method.

ariesspread2.png

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

Starseed Alien Race: Arcturus

Hi everyone! For those of you reading the day I posted this, happy Beltane. Today I want to continue our conversation about the various Alien races your soul could be an incarnate from. Last week we talked about, where my soul originated from, Andromeda. Today I want to talk about the place my soul has incarnated to the second most. This place is Arcturus.

The star Arcturus (which is 36.7 lightyears away from us) is found with in the Bootes constellation. This star system is thought to be pretty old and due to this so are the Arcturus people. They are 5th dimensional beings on average but tend to exist between the 4th and 6th dimensions. Arcturians are said to be smaller than the average human and they don’t look as varied as us humans do. They all look quite familiar. Their society is not individualistic like ours is. They are a group consciousness. However when they are in their 6th dimensional form they are said to be tall white glowing figures with angled and intense eyes.

They are beings of high vibrations. Arcturians physically are less dense than humans are. Arcturians as a collective are very service based in their work and are masters at working with spiritual energy. When incarnated as humans you will find that they are really great at healing with energies. They very often have a scientific mind and are fascinated by how the universe works. Due to this curiosity the Arcturus people have devoted much of their time to studying it which is what led them to be experts in spiritual energies.

Signs you could be from Arcturus

Here are some of the traits that you may have if you are a starseed from Arcturus. Remember though that most starseeds are a hybrid of some sort and so it is possible that you don’t connect with every single trait listed. As I list these traits I will also tell you how I connect with some of them.

Sign #1 You feel you don’t belong to your family.

So this is a trait that I can relate to when I talk about my mom’s family. Other than my sister (who is also a starseed) I have never felt I really fit in with that side of my family. I remember always feeling out of place at my mom’s house. However I felt a lot more at home when with my dad. I feel like maybe this is because we share the fact that we both are incarnated from elsewhere.

Sign #2 You really enjoy math and science.

One thing that I don’t connect with when it comes to be Arcturian is loving math. I enjoyed it as a kid but once I hit highschool math was over my head. I don’t have the same critical mind that most Arcturians have. I do however really enjoy sciences like chemistry and biology so perhaps that makes up for it.

Sign #3 You’re attracted to Metaphysics and the Paranormal

I have been super interested in the paranormal since I was in elementary school and have had a few experiences myself. As for metaphysics I really enjoy witchcraft, divination, reiki, all that jazz.

Sign #4 You have a special interest in astronomy, aliens, ancient civilizations and night sky

I have always been fascinated by the night sky. I have had many a conversation with my father and even friends just staring up at the sky and talking about what could be out there and how beautiful it all is.

Sign #5 You experience synesthesia

I don’t exactly know how to explain what this is so I will give an example instead. So it is when something that normally uses one sense takes multiple senses for a person. So if someone feels a fur coat they may also hear a bear even though there is no bear present. Or they might taste bacon and see a pig. This is something I do not experience.

Sign #6 You are known for being highly empathetic

This rings true for me as I believe I am an empath

Sign #7 You have wanderlust

Much like the Andromeda part of me there is the love to travel. The difference between the Arcturians and the Andromedans when it comes to their feels on travel is that Arcturians enjoy it and Andromedans need it. I very much connect with the idea of enjoying it rather than needing it.

Sign #8 Sensitive sense

So this kind of connects with the synesthesia issue. However this is more about just feeling your senses strongly rather than feeling multiple senses once. So maybe you have a strong sense of hearing, seeing, smelling etc. You may also find that your skin is sensitive. Especially when growing up I was allergic to certain jewelery. I also a remember when I was in chem a very highly diluted base got spilled on my arm by accident and I got a bad itchy rash that normally wouldn’t have shown up for other people. My teacher made me wear gloves during labs there on out.

Sign #9 You tend to have low blood pressure and low body temperature.

I can’t really vouch for my blood pressure as I really have no idea however I can say I am always so cold. Even as I am writing this for you in my nice cozy home, my hands and feet are freezing.

Sign #10 You enjoy having deep conversation

One thing I can say that I miss about living at home is having deep conversations with my dad. I love my partner to death but he just isn’t a very deep thinker. He’s extremely smart but he gets no pleasure talking about what ifs or what the meaning of anything is. Having those kind of conversations with my dad is always something I enjoy doing.

That is all I have for today. Do you think you are from Arcturus? Let me know in the comments 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!