Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Page of Swords

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When pulled upright this card is about curiosity and a never ending supply of ideas. It’s about being great at communicating. This person has a lot of nervous energy and their mind is never just empty. They always have something to think about. If this card is representing a message then it could be about gossip, legal matters, and agreements; very sword-esque topics. This card could also serve as a reminder to be alert, to keep your eyes peeled, and to stay vigilant. In addition this card could be about an idea you have that you are really eager to execute. You are really passionate about this project and you cannot wait to tell everyone the progress you’re making with it. This is definitely the time to talk about your or other people’s ideas.

When pulled in reverse this card is about using that alertness and sharpness for deceit and manipulation. Their natural gift with talking may be used negatively as they may become very hurtful. They may not totally realize the pain they are causing, whether that be from immaturity or just ignorance. They are really just focusing on how good they feel after lashing out at others. This person though could also be someone who is full of empty promises. They like to talk the talk but not walk the walk, if you will. This card reminds you to show that there is action behind your words. 

Excuse the potty talk in this tarot spread but I thought it might be relevant in helping you figure out what’s up with that reversed page of swords in your life. First I would take the page of swords out of the deck and meditate on it while thinking about that person who’s… well… being an asshole. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Friendly reminder that they don’t have to be a “he”.

That’s all for today! Let me know what the page of swords has been telling you in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Remember to enter my giveaway for a free tarot reading or reiki session. Also make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications what I post and when I upload videos to youtube.

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!

Mental Illness Ritual Bath

Hi everyone. Today I wanted to talk about something that affects me. I want to talk about mental illness. However I want to make some disclaimers before I start. Firstly I want to talk about what I am referring to when I say I am affected by mental illness. When it comes to physical sickness there are certain things you go to the hospital for and some things your don’t. A regular cold or a little flu are not hospital worthy. Despite that though you are still sick. When I think of how mental illness affects me I think of it as I have the cold (and occasionally flu) equivalent of mental illness. Do I need meds and a therapist for it? No. Do I still feel unwell? Yes. So I just wanted to put that out there before anyone questions me on just how severe my mental illness is or whatever. My second disclaimer is this: Nothing I say in this post is going to cure your mental illness. May it help you cope? sure. Could it potentially alleviate some symptoms or at least make them slightly more bearable? Maybe, but no promises. Everyone’s journey is different. And I just hope that maybe you can get something out of this.

When it comes to me I always (especially in the mornings) have a higher than average anxiety level, for no good reason at all. And every once in a while I’ll experience symptoms of depression. Usually I’ll be very irritable and very low energy. Last week and the week before I was experiencing this. And by the end of last week I decided enough was enough and that I was going to try and do something to get out of this funk. So I made a ritual self love/happiness bath. I would like to share it with you. I feel that this is a mix of both a spell and a ritual so I will leave this in both of those sections in our BoS.

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Ingredients:

  • Epsom salt
  • Lavender
  • Rose quartz
  • Green Kyanite
  • Green Obsidian
  • Amythest
  • Some seashells
  • Yellow Candle
  • Incense (I used one that’s for the heart chakra)

 

Steps to making the ritual bath:

  1. Sage your crystals and yourself
  2. In some sort of container (I used my big cauldron) mix together the lavender, the epsom salt, the crystals, and the shells while thinking about the intention of your bath
  3. With the bathroom lights off start running your bath and add the ingredients to the water
  4. Have your candle and incense on the bathtub ledge or nearby.
  5. Once in the tub light the candle and the incense
  6. Call upon whoever you wish and ask them to help you find the joy you’ve been lacking and to give you the strength to get through the rough time you’re experiencing. I called upon Gaia and Aphrodite.
  7. Enjoy your bath, you could meditate, do a face mask, watch your favourite show, read a book, whatever brings you joy.
  8. Thank whoever you called upon when you are done.

If you desire to have a sacred circle feel free, you can also make the water sacred by adding rosemary. I don’t always feel the need to do sacred circles especially when I am doing impromptu rituals/spells (like I was in this situation). Please feel free to share your journey with us, or any spells/rituals that you do to aid in your mental health down below, 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. Until next time, Blessed Be!

 

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Knight of Wands

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When pulled upright it is about it being a great time to go and travel. You should feel charged with life and feel ready to go get things done. You are adventurous and can find something fun to do regardless of the situation. When you get this card prepare to be entertained. This card means there won’t be a dull moment. This card also suggests you want to get something important done. This card could also be saying you may be moving to a new home soon. If you are starting a new project you should do so with lots of enthusiasm and energy. Don’t go too crazy though, stay balanced and keep your goals realistic. And of course all actions have consequences so have a plan in place for those consequences. This card can also be about an event that you don’t expect to happen in the near future. If you pull the knight of wands with the eight of wands prepare for a lot of changes in your life. The knight of cards often represents a quick change (job, residence, etc).

When pulled in reverse this card is about being frustrated and experiencing a lot of delays. You may be feeling like you aren’t getting anywhere and are feeling angry about it. This card can also be about losing power. Due to over-compensating for this lose of power you may become negative and lose some self-esteem.

I thought a fun spread for today would be one about travel! So first I would pull the knight of wands out and meditate on it while thinking of travelling. The shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 18: The Moon

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When pulled upright this card can mean that your imagination is taking the best of you. You are going down a path that you aren’t entirely sure of and it very well could be dangerous. The light of the moon in this card can bring you clarity and understanding. You should let your intuition guide you down this path. Be aware of the situations that are causing you fear and anxiety. Being aware of these things lets you not be deceived by yourself and keeps inner disturbances to a minimum. You need to take these memories and fear and let them go. All negative energy has to be released so it can be turned into something constructive and positive. This card could also mean that there is a hidden illusion in your life. There is a hidden truth that you have yet to discover.

When pulled in reverse this card can mean that there are some dark negative aspects in your life right now. That darkness could be confusion and unhappiness. Maybe you want to make progress but you aren’t quite sure how. The key to figuring this out is by letting go of your fears and anxieties. It is time to believe in yourself and move forward. This card in reverse also means you are in an intuitive period or you have recently just experienced a lot of confusion, anxiety, or self-deception. This card can also suggest that the things that were causing you confusion are slowly starting to go away and things are becoming clearer. You are started to get a hold of your fears and anxieties. All the negativity is slowly fading away.

Here is a great tarot spread that focuses on the moon card. It is great for bringing clarity to a confusing situation. First I would take out the moon card and meditate on it while thinking about a situation in your life that is causing you a lot of confusion. Next shuffle and pull your cards (only pull the first 3 cards in the beginning) using your preferred method.

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Card 1: This card is the Moon, the numinous dream image, representing magic, mystery and original beauty, the dark and the light, the beauty of the still night and the deep shadows. This card represents ideals and desires, intentions and clarity.

Card 2: This is the reflection in the water, the clouded sight, the mirror reflecting your biases and prejudices, the skewed perspective, the imperfect translation.

Card 3: This is that which the moonlight illumines, though dimly. These are the snatches of dreams you remember, the bits and pieces of clarity, what you can see from here.

Card 4: Take this card from the bottom of the deck and lay it next to card 3. This card represents that which is still in deep shadow, that which you can’t quite make out, hints and glimpses of things you don’t recognize. This is the darkness and confusion, or what is confusing you.

Both cards 3 and 4 are seen through the unclear glass, the biases shown in the reflection card. By comparing the three you can help determine and further define your perspective.

Thanks for reading! Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments section, I love to hear from you all. Also, make sure to follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post! Until next time Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

 

Amethyst

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Amethyst is used in many ways but it’s main use is protection. It is linked to the crown chakra so it can help balance that chakra as well by purifying the mind and clearing negative thoughts. These negative thoughts can come from stress and anxiety which makes it great to help with those troubles as well. Where the stone is also associated with abundance it is good specifically for work related stress; it gets rid of stress while attracting prosperity.  Amethyst can be used to increase psychic awareness, to sharpen the ‘sixth sense’. Because of this, many people keep a crystal with their I-Ching, tarot, or Rune tools. It is considered a very spiritual stone.

An amethyst in the family room can assist in familial bonding time, and provide the confidence and calm necessary for open communication. Amethyst in the office will bring intuition for making tough, gut decisions in business, and stress-relief for long work days. Placing an amethyst somewhere in the bathroom is another way to relieve anxiety during a soothing bath.

Sorry for the lack of tarot reading posts! I’ve been moving so it’s hard to have time to do the readings and now I am on the road travelling for 6 weeks. My tarot reading series will restart in September and for now I will work on adding more to the book of shadows on Sunday’s. Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

 

My Paranormal Experiences

Hello friends! Today I have a major headache (too much sun exposure I think and not enough water) so I thought today may be good to have a more laid back post. Today I thought it would be fun to talk about my personal paranormal experiences. I’m not a paranormal guru by any means and I have not experienced an extreme amount but I’d say a bit more than your average bear.

So my first story is about back when I was around 11 years old I’d say. It was dark out so there were no sun related shadows happening for the record. I was wheeling our green bin to the curb that night for garbage collection in the morning. As I made it about half way down the driveway I looked up and on the path to my house there was this little girl shadow figure skipping to my front door. I stopped and stared and not long after so did she. She then quickly disappeared. After that I hadn’t really experienced anything too crazy until I moved into the place I am in now.

I moved here originally with my boyfriend (Tristen), our best friend (Kate) and her then boyfriend (Max). Not long after we moved in I noticed there was some weird stuff going on. I found a random baby sock (we have no babies and neither did the previous tenants) in my bedroom. Myself and Max would hear people walking upstairs when no one was up there. One time Kate heard what she thought was the cats running up and down the stairs only to realize they were both napping in the room with her. One time after Tristen and I had left the house for the day, Max said he thought he heard me talking downstairs, only to find out he was home alone. So on Samhain I decided I would use my pendulum during ritual and see if there was anything going on. What I could gather from this was there was a male energy in the house who really got a kick out of scaring us. I did a smudging and he left and what I discovered when he was gone was the energy of a little boy who was being suppressed but the negative dark energy of the previous spirit.

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I talked with this little boy for quite a while using my pendulum. I found out his name was Danny and he was 5 years old. Very sweet spirit, no ill intent at all. He had a tendency to hang out in Kate’s bedroom but tended to keep to himself. Not long before Samhain, Max and Kate had broken up and Max moved out. We found a guy through one of my friends and he moved in, Zach. Zach also seemed sensitive to Danny. One time, around Samhain I had porcelain dolls out for decoration. During the night Kate went to go get a glass of water but one of the dolls had a music box in it (you have to twist it to make it sing) and she could hear it downstairs playing. I’m pretty sure it was Danny. Whenever there is a lot of negative energy in the house that needs clearing Danny gets really quiet in the house. That’s when I know to clear it. Before I made this connection Danny was scratching me to get my intention. It never hurt. I would just find random scratches on my body when it didn’t make sense to have them. Zach has told me that he has felt an presence at the top of our stairs at night which he feels is Danny. One night in the upstairs bathroom, around Zach’s and Kate’s rooms the bluetooth shower speaker went off making a bunch of static noise at top volume. We have no explanation as to why as it has to be manually turned on. Also ,Zach had a friend over who said she saw Danny standing in Zach’s bedroom doorway.

Speaking of seeing things. Back in probably September or October of 2017, in the house I am in now with Kate; Zach; and Tristen, I was sleeping. I woke up and saw a shadow figure standing across the room. I saw it so vividly I jumped (waking Tristen up) and then he was gone. I was so frightened because I thought it was the presence of the negative male energy. After a reading with my pendulum I discovered it was my great grandfather who had passed a number of years prior who had a message for my grandmother which I gave to her (I said I had dream about him rather than saying I saw him in my bedroom).

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I think that’s it for today though. Nothing else comes to mind right now. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. If you want to see more personal posts like this, if you have any thoughts, and/or questions please let me know in the comments. Before you go, make sure to subscribe so you get notifications when I post. Until next time! Merry Meet and Blessed Be!