Weekly Tarot Series: Grief Tarot Spread

Hi everyone, if you’ve read last weeks post you’ll know that I’ve been having a very hard month or two. If you follow me on twitter you will also know that my Nan passed away Wednesday afternoon. I wanted to find a way to continue my coping but also be delivering you content. Since this is Tarot Friday I thought instead of doing the next tarot card in the series I would do a tarot spread that may help you if you are going through a time of grief.

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Here is the tarot spread I chose to do. I found this super helpful and really brought me some peace.

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The cards I pulled

Card #1: Represents myself internally right now (Queen of Wands)

So this card actually surprised me. This placement is supposed to be about how I am doing internally right now. I assumed it would just tell me I’m miserable but instead it focused on how I am extremely focused, courageous, determined, and still doing my best to be positive, uplifting, and joyful.

Card #2: Represents the deceased (Five of Wands)

At first I didn’t quite understand what this card was telling me but then I realized it was saying that Nan had worked through her troubles and she did not have any more issues to worry about. It really just confirmed for me that she is at peace finally.

Card #3: Represents the relationship between you and the deceased (The Hanged Man)

Once again this is another card I had a hard time interpreting given what it was supposed to represent. Still don’t feel totally confident in my interpretation so if someone understands it a bit more feel free to let me know down below. Essentially what I gathered was that our relationship in the physical world had to be sacrificed in order to move forward. So her death was necessary (and the way it happened specifically) for me to be able to move on.

Card #4: A lesson the deceased has taught you (Justice)

This card says that Nan taught me firstly that decisions have long-term effects. But also that truth is essential in all things — one must learn the truth about others and yourself and one must speak and know the truth before judging others.

Card #5: Something that will help me move on (five of pentacles)

What I did with this card was a little different than how I normally read a card. I used the upright version of it (as I pulled it upright) to determine how I was feeling and then I used the reverse meaning to determine what will help me move on from those feelings. So the card said I was in a time of hardship. It also said I was feeling cursed and as though I had bad luck and I have actually said this out loud to my coworkers, so it really struck home. However how I will move on is that to recognize that brightness is coming into my life, that change is coming soon, and the worst is now over.

Card #6: How can I connect with the deceased going forward (Knight of Cups)

Pulling this card was really cool because the knight of cups actually acts as a messengers. And despite how cliche it sounds this card seems to be saying that I can connect with her by listening to my heart and trusting my intuition.

Card #7: A Message from the deceased (Ace of Wands)

This was a really nice message to receive from her and once again made me feel really at peace. Her message was to be creative and bold. To find and use my own voice. Also to follow my instincts and just go for it.

All in all this is a really great tarot spread that I would thoroughly recommend you use if you are struggling and going through a hard time. It has brought me a significant amount of peace. However that is all for today. Let me know if this spread was as helpful to you as it was for me down below in the comments, along with anything you think I missed, questions, or thoughts. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload to videos to youtube. And until next time, Blessed Be!

 

11 Signs you may be a Crystal Child

Today we are going to continue to talk about the different types of starseeds. Last week we talked about Indigo children and today we are going to talk about Crystal children. If you want to know more about starseeds in general click here. If you want to know about Indigo children click here.

What is a Crystal child? They are a group of people who started coming to this world around the 90’s. The Indigo children tore apart the institution and now the crystal children are help building back up. They show us that humanity is evolving. They are role models that are not ruled by their ego but rather by their higher self. I believe I may be a crystal so with each sign I give below I will leave an example of how I see it in myself.

#1 They are creative

This can be through art, writing, music, dance, etc. Personally I have been dancing since I could walk and singing for the same amount of time. As a child I was very gifted with the fiddle (although I’ve lost that talent as I stopped playing).

#2 They are natural healers

I have always had a knack for healing others emotions and have always been the one to help family when sick. I also am now trained in reiki healing as well.

#3 They are fascinated by crystals

I absolutely love them. Rose Quartz is my favourite and it what I am most connected to. I also have lots of black tourmaline, clear quartz, amethyst, and citrine. I hope to have a lot more someday.

#4 They love nature, animals, plants, trees, etc

My favourite place to be is in the forest. I love laying underneath a tree and just quietly observe everything around me. I love gardening. I even talk to my plants to help them grow. I am obsessed with animals and feel like I can never have enough animal companions in my home.

#5 They are empathetic

I personally believe I am an empath. I have always been very in tune to others emotions and find I take them on myself. Being in public can be very overwhelming due to feeling all these emotions.

#6 They have an intense stare and large penetrating eyes

My eyes are known to be piercing. They are a very unique icy blue that I’ve only seen a few people who are in my family also have. I always get comments about how piercing they are and as a kid I was often told they were “freaky” by the other kids.

#7 Uncomfortable in large crowds or loud places

Being in large crowds makes me very anxious. This is also due to being an empath. It is very overwhelming and so much to take in. It is often too much for me and results in me needing to spend a lot of time alone afterwards.

#8 They need very nurturing and loving environments to thrive.

My parents are divorced and growing up they had 2 very different styles of parenting. My mother was well intentioned but overly strict. She made it feel like I lived in a prison. My father on the other hand was a lot more on the nurturing side and more about gaining privileges rather than losing them. I thrived a lot more at my father’s and overall was a lot happier.

#9 Their parents are often Indigos

This one I am still trying to figure out if it is true or not. See my brother and I are full blood related and my sister is half blood related through our mom. I feel like all of us are starseeds. That would make my mom an indigo. I however am not sure if she is though. That is something I am still discovering. I can however see my dad being an Indigo. That wouldn’t explain my sister though. Unless instead of being born due to my mother being an indigo she was born into a family that just already had starseeds.

#10  Wise beyond their years

Growing up (especially in my pre-teens/early teens) adults always thought I was older than I really way. I was always told I seemed wiser and more mature than those my age. Maybe it had to do with being a crystal all along.

#11 Non-verbal

This is one that does not apply to me. That is normal since everyone is different, and not all symptoms or signs are the same for everyone when it comes to anything in life. However it is common that crystal children don’t start speaking until their toddler years. Sometimes they are even diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). The reason for their lack of speech is because they can communicate telepathically and therefore don’t feel the need to speak to get their points across.

Thanks for reading! Are you a crystal? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Also, make sure you check out my post about empaths to enter the giveaway. I am making an adjustment on the entering rules though. As long as you are following my blog and have commented on my post you will be entered. Hurry though because it ends on Sunday! Lastly, make sure you follow me on here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.

What Messages do Butterflies Have for us?

Before we start I just wanted to say thank you to all my followers as I am only one follow away from having 50! This is so exciting. I hope you guys are all enjoying my content and maybe we’ll do something fun (like a video or something) when I get to 50. Now, on with the post!

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During different times in our lives we may notice that certain animals may present themselves to you either very frequently (more than normal) or in a unique way. When this happens it is pretty safe to say that you are trying to be given a message. This message could be from your spirit guides, a deities, just the earth as a whole, or anything really. I know it is summer time so butterflies are everywhere but I feel like I am seeing more than I normally do and I just have a gut feeling that all these butterflies mean something specific to me.

I already know that Aphrodite is a goddess that is part of my path. I’ve seen her in my meditations when I was learning reiki and butterflies are one of her symbols so I really feel like the message I’m receiving is from her. So given all this I thought it would be fun to write about what messages butterflies bring, so anyone else who is experiencing all the butterflies can understand what is trying to be said.

When you see the butterfly in your life you’re receiving a message about important physical and emotional changes that will transform your life. The butterfly reminds us to be positive and joyful during these changes. Butterflies also tend to gather around true love between people. 

The butterfly could also be a message from a passed over love one, telling you that they are happy and safe. 

Different coloured butterflies can also mean different things. I haven’t noticed a colour pattern so I think my message is simply one of change but for those of you noticing certain colours here is a guide for you.

White: blessed relationships and natural balance

Orange and black: find courage and strength to get through the changes happening in your life. Orange butterflies work closely with people who are or know someone in distress.

Orange and brown: symbolizes a conflict at hand and to be cautious in heated situations.

Blue: this butterfly sends a messaging of healing possibly for yourself or for someone you know. If it lands on you it means it recognizes you are a spirit of light. If you see them in your garden is means there are nymphs and/or faeries living in your garden.

Black and white: a great transformation is going to happen in ones life where all things can change in all areas of your life.

Yellow: a message of happiness, strength, and hope through adversity, getting through challenges, and a good sign that everything will work out in the end. Two yellow butterflies around each other is the sign for young love. If one is in your house take it as a blessing and a sign to bring plants in your home.

Green: Associated with the nature, mother earth, and all the elements. In a dream it can mean new friendship and love is on the way.

I hope you have found this helpful and thank you for reading. Have you been getting any messages lately? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions! Also, make sure to follow me here and on twitter to get notifications on when I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

Cilantro/Coriander

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Cilantro and coriander come from the same plant and depending on where you are from are used interchangeably so for the sake of this post I will treat them as the same thing.

Cilantro has many magickal uses, the main one being love. Some of the other uses of it is for clairvoyance, divination, fertility, gain, health, healing, keeping secrets, passion, peace, protection, retention, and weddings.

Cilantro is associated with the planet mars, masculine energy, and the element of fire.

When used in spells it is great for love sachets and spells (remember though love spells have to be worded in a way that manipulates no ones personal will). You can add the powder of the seeds to wine to make a potion of lust (red wine would likely be best for this), you can hang in the home for protection, and you can use it crushed in drinks (like the wine) or in incense if you want to burn it). If you celebrate the great rite this is great to add to an elixir for your celebration. You can also through this instead of rice at a handfasting or add it to the handfasting cake.

If you like to use herbs to help with illness cilantro/coriander is best used for these ailments: digestive complications such as dyspepsia, stomachache, loss of appetite, and flatulence. I personally would brew a tea with cilantro/coriander in it to help relieve these issues.

Thanks for reading! Leave any thoughts or questions in the comments. Also, make sure to follow me here and on twitter to get notifications when I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.