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Month: June 2017

Momentus Momentum

To help us through all of the watery emotions we’ve been feeling, Venus finally moves into Taurus. Since Venus has crossed the gandanta between Pisces and Aries, many of us may feel like we’re leaving one cycle behind for a new one, particularly with heart driven desires and relationships. Venus will be potent from now until July 26. This will be a stable time for growth, so take advantage! All of this information with the planets arrives at us on Thursday, the day the is ruled by Jupiter, and the day of superior growth and gifts! So envelope the energy of the Eight of Wands and know that our challenges will be wrapped in rainbows for a while. Any difficulty in communication will be replaced by direct speech. Now is the time to own our own growth and resolve things quickly.

I COMMUNICATE CLEARLY AND OPENLY

Practical Magic

If you haven’t joined the Museum of the Paranormal and Occult, do so! There is so much information and opportunity to learn about haunted objects and the paranormal. They also offer a monthly subscription box where you can learn about magic, its history, and different tools you can use.

Since becoming a Paranormal Investigator I have met more people and learned about many different belief systems, rituals, and Truths. Magic of the Month Club has given me a great opportunity to learn more about others! This subscription box has created a great community of people learning magic and finding power within themselves. We talk about our experiences, share books, expand our knowledge, and discover new tools and techniques to use in life and on investigations. So far this has been an eye opening experience, one I am very excited to share!

Keep reading for details on what magical goodies we got this month!

Manifestation and Abundance

This month’s theme is manifestation and abundance, which is all about working with the universe to achieve your dreams and goals. This particular topic is something I have heard people discuss, but haven’t practiced for myself, so I was/am excited to learn more.

The first thing you need to know about Magic of the Month club is: everything smells amazing. The box arrives at your door and you smell it before you see it. Opening up the box there are instructions, and all the ingredients you need to complete your spell. This month: Flourite crystal, Bloodstone, hand blended tea, incense, and a paper with a sigil written in dragon’s blood. For those of who you don’t know (like me) Dragons Blood is derived from a plant and used by many different practices. One of it’s intentions is to strengthen the power of spells – this is important as we work toward manifesting our dreams and goals!  These subscription boxes are hand created, and put together by Greg and Dana Newkirk. The dedication and detail put into each box is extraordinary.

Week 1

A four week process, we have several steps to complete this month’s box. The first step is to pick a spot that is special to you, and go there. This is where you will be practicing your magic for the month. Taking out the paper, you are supposed to write down what you would like to work with the universe to create. Fellow crew-member Johnny and myself went to our favorite spot and took turns writing what we wanted from the future. At the risk of sounding sappy, this was a powerful moment for both of us. To be able to sit down and truly envision what we want from our future was… magical!

Week 2 – Bubble, Bubble..

All week we held onto our paper with the sigil and remembered what a delightful morning we had and how many exciting things to look forward to in the future. Week two brought tea steeped for a half an hour and the smudged over our dreams and goals. We totally let our paper dry ungracefully on a grocery store advertisement. It was amusing.

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The Final Countdown

Week three brings a mojo back with a magical mix of herbs, and sea glass. The intention of this is to magnify our manifestations. The final week we burn hand-made incense and release our desires to the universe. Both the mojo bag (herbs and seaglass), and incense smell amazing, and brighten any room they sitting in! For many of these boxes we burn incense, so it was necessary to find something to dedicate purely to creating magic. Amazon has a plethora of options – I found a beautiful ceramic incense bowl to use for moments like this.

I will level with you guys – I haven’t been feeling well for the last couple of weeks. Taking the time to participate in this ritual really brought a difference in my outlook. This month’s box was a good opportunity for me to refocus my mind onto greater things! The last two weeks have been full of hope and happiness, and I find I have something exciting to focus on when I feel burdened by work, and everyday anxieties.

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Divine Clarity

Wednesday is the day ruled by Mercury, the planet of infinite knowledge and communication. Today is a great day to download clarity and work on our relationships. On the card, The Star, we see a woman standing atop a dark hill, and five spinning vortices which represent the senses. We are to let wisdom and clarity shine within us like a northern star, guiding us through our most comfortable senses. We’re being given divine inspiration, give it time to crystallize within yourself. Get comfortable in it. You may not understand why you feel compelled to do things today, and that’s ok. Do them anyway! Listen in on conversations. Know that you’re not better than anyone. Guide yourself through a humble nature and soak up life around you.

I LET MY STAR SHINE

Triumph on Display

The Six of Wands has come up for us in many different ways. For Tuesday, we are accessing a divine that we will see repeat itself during the July New Moon. Our ancient ancestry is coming into play. What do we know about ourselves and our familiar karmic bonds? It’s going to be important to access this information because we will see it repeat itself in a month. While we research this information, it will be important to take some deep breaths and celebrate. We have come so far in June. This month has opened up a lot for many of us, and it’s good to recognize how far we’ve come. It’s important to note that decisions made today will ripple throughout the rest of the year. So, celebrate and stay focused!

I CELEBRATE ALL OF MY SUCCESSES, NO MATTER THE SIZE

Lightning Strike

This card shows a woman standing in a pose of power, receiving the dynamic, multifaceted lightning strike of clarity. This is the ‘Eureka!’ moment. The weeks have not been presenting clear or focused energy. Each day has been completely new, instead of building onto the next. Here is a moment of clarity after the fog. This moment is a wonderful opportunity to move on from previous constraints.

I AM ONE WITH THE ELECTRIC PULSE OF THE UNIVERSE. I WALK WITH CLARITY OF PURPOSE.

Wishful Blessings

Moving deeper into the suit of Cups, we see the Nine come forward for the first time in a few weeks. This is a card that has been showing up pretty frequently, and it has some words of encouragement. Keep up the New Moon manifestation. The energy of the Moon will vibrate throughout our lives until Monday. Do not waste this magical time! Our lives are amidst great change, and it’s all happening so fast. Now that our Moon is waxing and we’ve moved on from Saturn’s intense lesson plan, we can take a deep breath. The day of worshipping the Sun is upon us, and we welcome in strength and light. Use this powerful time while you can. Embrace the joyous energy which now surrounds you.

I FEEL BLESSED BY ALL OF THE MAGIC IN MY LIFE

Reflective Love

As mentioned yesterday, the common thread of our New Moon is water. When our eyes meet the surface, a reflection is brought to our attention. At times, it’s blurry, otherwise distorted, but then there are times it reinforces the idea of shadow. The water can reflect our questions and insecurities, our hopes and desires, and our displeasure with the reflection. The tides move in and out with the moon, as does our temperament and likeness. Saturday, ruled by Saturn, keeper of structure and closure, always whispers in our ear truths we may sometimes suppress. Own these ideas. Now isn’t the time for pushing aside what needs to be brought up, out, and finished. This is the time of new beginnings. Restart the energetic movement within by addressing old habits.

Today Venus transits Cancer, a perfect time for addressing one’s emotional baggage. Letting the vulnerability happen strengthens us for the greatness we’re manifesting.

I AM OPEN TO A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH MYSELF

Luxurious Love

Building a bridge between Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology is tricky. It feels like cherry picking the parts that suit us at times, but that is where the tarot comes in. As the New Moon seeps into Gemini and the nakshatra Ardra, it also, according to Western Astrology, sits in Cancer. The common thread between these identities is water. The symbol for Ardra is a tear drop, and Cancer is a water sign. During these times fear looks us in the mirror. Release those fears into the nearest body of water tonight. On the Four of Cups green life emerges upon the banks of the Nile and the desert of Egypt. It is the most natural, harmonious process on this planet: life finding a way to thrive. This natural process comes with a sense of tenderness- green plants loving the water, photosynthesizing, worshipping the sun.

As humans, it is natural for us to undergo these processes of warmth under the sun, shedding old cells and behaviors, and bursting forth with life. It is important that we embrace our dreams, and let go of the idea that we may fail. We have no other choice. So, on this New Moon, warm your insides with love for yourself, and embrace your talents.

AS NATURE FINDS BALANCE, SO DO I

Selfless Ruler

Now that summer is officially here, and our days are getting shorter, it’s a good time to think about making the most of the sunlight. The Sun rules the Emperor, a card from the Major Arcana that gives us strength, drive, and a fierce energy. The Emperor is also the 4th card of the Major Arcana, and 4 has been a common theme for us over the past couple of weeks. If you remember the last time I pulled several fours, I talked about stability. The number four is sturdy and immovable. It’s important to remember to cherish and feel grateful for the stable environment, but to also keep the energy flowing. Keep taking chances and making bold decisions that your heart wants you to make. The Emperor holds the yang qualities of power and grace close to their heart. They have inherent talents and abilities to lead and be a pioneer, and Mercury is in a position to push these characteristics to their full potential. The Emperor also knows that sometimes you must make certain sacrifices to benefit the whole. There is a lot going on in the political realm where no one is making any sacrifices for the greater good, and this needs to change. How can we be better leaders? Think about decisions that lead by example. Think about how you can contribute to the better for humans as a species. Act accordingly.

I LEAD BY GIVING, I GIVE BY LEADING

Pesky Influences

Today, Retrograde Saturn returns to Scorpio. No wonder we’re having some pesky influences, amiright? haha! For those unfamiliar with the tricky nature of Saturn or Scorpio, let me fill you in. Saturn is the grand lesson-teacher. We go through hard times to come out stronger, smarter, and wiser, but before all of the growth can take place, we have to have the difficulties. Without getting into too much astrology and science, Saturn will be crossing a major gandanta three times in 2017. We have already felt it once this year, and we’re feeling it again today. Gandanta’s are interesting because the lesson you learn is so significant, that you actually graduate onto the next plateau of your life. So, within hardship comes growth. The four month period of time from June 21-October 25 will insight old energetics from the last time Saturn was in transit with Scorpio, Nov 2014-Jan 2017. Saturn is the lord of karmic debts, which has been a theme for us this week, building up to this point, where the 7 of Swords has come to speak up.

The central eye of the awakened self is distracted by pesky, negative thoughts, represented by six sleepy eyes. Perhaps we feel like imposters? Perhaps we are feeling we don’t deserve our successes? The whole point of the Saturn discussion was to awaken our senses and to let us know that we do deserve success. We have come a long way, and even though we still have a long way to go, we do deserve the good we receive. This card is asking us to credit ourselves for our achievements, and reduce our negative thinking.

I LISTEN TO THE GUIDANCE OF MY LOVING THOUGHTS

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