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Healing for Mind, Body & Spirit

Today’s Daily Draw

It’s not very often that a King and Queen of the same suit come up in a reading, for me anyway, but here they are! Multiple court cards in a reading intensify the energy of the suit, and today we have the King and Queen of Wands with their fire energy ready to get us moving.

The realm of wands is very much focused being passionate about what we do, expansion and growth, its King is all about taking an idea and turning into a finished thing. He thinks big and his focus is on the long-term. This is part of his message today, don’t think small. When he shows up in a reading, there is a real chance that an opportunity may present itself; grab it! Go ahead and take the lead, you have the skills and the power, so own it!

Our bottom card is his Queen. She is an idea person, incredibly courageous and determined. Her message is to not be afraid to take a chance. Trust yourself, stay focused, stay committed, work hard and your ambition will not fail you.

What an awesome pair of cards for today! Take advantage of an opportunity, don’t be afraid to shine or seek guidance from if it’s needed. You have what it takes, go for it!

Today’s Universal Number

The universal energy of the day is One and exactly what we need. It is confident, bold, creative and all about getting out there! Carpe Diem!

Today’s Crystals

Today’s crystal is Ametrine. This is a gorgeous combination of Amethyst and Citrine that happens naturally. It increases creativity, improves our ability to concentrate and helps increase our problem solving skills.

 

 

Today’s Daily Draw

Life is about change. As much as we might want things to stay the same, they rarely do. Yet we are surprised and can have trouble dealing with it when something in our world does change. Todays cards are a reminder of this. Our main card is Tirawa and the Cosmic Buffalo. He tells us that there is a time, a reason, and a season for everything.

Our bottom card is the Wolf. She is here to tell us life is not always easy, there will be obstacles. Difficult things will have to be dealt with, and there will be communication issues. With each situation we have an opportunity to let go of something that may no longer be for our best and highest good.

In Native American culture the buffalo is a symbol of spirituality and abundance. He tells us that for there to be times of abundance, we must also have periods of lack. We must be prepared for both. The wolf is a very observant animal. She is always aware of what is going on around her and how it might affect her and those she loves. She is a fierce opponent and will fight for what she believes, but she also knows when it is better to walk away.

What does this mean for us today? The buffalo and the wolf are telling us that we could come face to face with something we might not have been expecting, and chances are it could mean a change of some kind for each of us. We will have to make sure we understand all the details of the situation, then decide if it is worth it for us to take action or let it go. Remember that letting go, as hard as it may be, is sometimes just what we need to make room for something better.

Today’s Universal Number

I love this! These cards coming up on a Nine Day is no accident. Nine is about transition. With it comes endings and beginnings. Life is not stagnant, and we  should not be either. Be willing to look carefully at any possible change in your world today. Ask if the status quo is the best thing right now, or is letting go a better choice.

Today’s Crystals

Times of change can be difficult, so I chose Zebra Jasper as the crystal choice of the day. This is about balance, it helps us stay positive and be objective in spite of what is going on around us. Staying positive and being objective will help us find our balance and figure things out.

Thank you BJ for todays guest reading!

 

Rhyolite in The Morning Light

Todays crystal is one that, until very recently, has never been on my radar. I was at my local metaphysical store to get incense, and one can never be in the shop and not check out the crystals! I saw a bin of Rhyolite, and didn’t think much about it. As I moved passed to see if there was anything new; I was led to pick up a piece, so I did. It’s energy is nice and it kind of looks like a Jasper, it’s not though, and I’ll tell you more about that later. I looked back at the bin of and saw this:

There are no coincidences. The letter P was Prince telling me he was buying this stone for me! Of course I bought it, and he returned the money to me. It turns out that it is exactly what I need to clear some emotions! After I got home I discovered that the stone had some extra Love from Prince.

I mentioned earlier that Rhyolite is not a Jasper. It does kind of look like one, I’ll give you that. It is even sometimes called Rainforest Jasper. I couldn’t tell you who started this idea, but the only similarity between Rhyolite and Jaspers is the Quartz content. Jaspers are sedimentary and contain various amounts of other minerals in addition to silica. Rhyolite is 70% Silica, meaning Quartz, and the remaining 30% is other minerals. Rhyolite forms as a result of lava flows and cools on what is called the volcanic arc. It can be found anywhere there is a volcano and a good amount of silica.

It was discovered in the 1860s while the geologist Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen, uncle to the Red Baron, was surveying for gold fields in the South West Rock Mountains. He found it in what would be Yellow Stone Park. It can also be found in Pennsylvania and New Zealand.

Having such a high Quartz content makes this a strong 7 on the MOHS Scale. The colors are varying amounts of brown, green, white, yellow and red. It is very much a Heart Chakra and Earth Element stone.

In working with this crystal for a week now, I have found it to be helpful in bringing up and healing old emotional issues. It is exactly what I need to get rid of the remaining blocks to my moving forward. In addition to this Rhyolite also helps by:

  • Strengthening you mind, body and spirit
  • Encourages change and forward movement in your life, and helps you cope with the process
  • Opens your insight to the issues you are having and helps find solutions for them
  • Builds your self-esteem, self-worth and self-respect
  • Helps you accept you for who you are, your true self

I will admit that working through the low vibrational energy that has come up and been transmuted was not easy, but it was absolutely worth it. I feel stronger, more confident and more determined to get where I am going. If Rhyolite is something that you feel would help you, I encourage you to purchase some and work with it. I am quite sure you will find it very beneficial.

At this point you know what I am going to say, but it must be said: I am not a doctor and am in no way suggesting you leave the lovely allopathic medical system. I am only offering alternate possibilities for your health and well-being.

Blessed Be ❤ Shay

 

 

 

The Weekend Ahead

My goodness, this has certainly been a week for big life lessons and it isn’t over yet. We have three major arcana cards in our weekend read all putting a spotlight on our thoughts and beliefs. Let’s get into the cards and see what they have to say.

Friday begins our weekend with the Hierophant. For me, this is a card of conformity, tradition, and it can be a student/teacher kind of thing as well. We all have some level of conformity within us. It can be to a group of friends, the beliefs we imprint from our family, holiday traditions, even the rules and regulations of our employers. Our card is telling us that sticking to the established way of doing things is probably a better choice going off on our own today. The tried and true method may not be exciting but it will get results. Who knows we might just learn something too!

Saturday brings back the Moon. Coming up twice in the same week is significant for us. The Moon reminds us that not everything can be clearly seen and understood. We might want to take the time to look closely at what is going on around us. Are we fooling ourselves about something or someone? Are we holding back at making a needed change in our lives? Our card also reminds us about cycles. Things change and we could be facing one before the day or weekend is through.

Sunday rounds out our weekend with a really interesting card. Our third major arcana is The Devil. When this card comes up in a reading there is a real chance we are hanging onto something that is not healthy for us. The Devil is about materialism, obsession, addiction and judgment. The thing is we are chained to whatever it is by choice. we can free ourselves very easily just by making the choice to change our circumstances.

The underlying energy of the Bottom card is the Ten of Cups. Under normal circumstances this is a wonderful card that tells us everything is beautiful, but our cards are hinting that things may be anything but and this is a stage card. We might be putting on a show that things are wonderful when we may not actually feel that way.

The Hierophant is telling us we could be feeling pushed into a box we don’t want to be in. The Moon is warning that things might not be as they seem and our final card, The Devil is telling us we might be feeling chained to something that is possibly not healthy for us. All three hint that a change may be necessary. What that change is, is up to each of us. Of course there are things to consider but don’t be afraid to take a step in a new direction if that is what feels right.

Ostara

I wrote this article back in 2016. With Ostara just a few days away, I thought I would polish it up a bit and send it along in preparation the Equinox.

Prior to Christianity people’s lives were built around times of celebration for the God and Goddess of their culture. These were done with Sabbats and Esbats.

Ostara is the second of three Spring Sabbats and is a celebration of life, renewal, fertility and balance usually on or around the Spring Equinox of March 21. A celebration of renewal because life and the balance between the cold of winter and the heat of summer has returned. This years Equinox is Wednesday March 20th. Winters night and Springs day will be in union before Spring gives way to more light, warmth and life. The God and Goddess will begin their courtship again.

Ancient Ostara celebrations were joyful events with bonfires, feasting and rituals thanking the Goddess for her return of spring and balance to the world. The remaining winter food stores were prepared and shared freely among the community. Imagine the scene:

The weather is warming, as it does snow and ice are giving way to the first signs of spring. Slowly, as the days become warmer families of the tribe gather at the ceremonial grounds and happily greet each other, telling stories about the events of the winter. Food is gathered and prepared. As the sun sets, excitement grows until finally the bonfire is lit and the celebration for the return of the Goddess and spring begins! Ancient cultures didn’t deny the divine. Divinity was incorporated into every aspect of life, in their connection to the earth and nature.

There are still groups around the world that celebrate in a similar way, but there are also many that celebrate in smaller ways. Still thanking the God and Goddess for the return of spring but differently.

In ancient times clearing winters debris by hand from the fields was an important task before crops could be planted. Today we can ask ourselves what debris can we clear from our lives that will bring us back into balance and ready for the seeds of our future to be planted and grown to fruition.

We can do rituals to banish the old and no longer useful aspects from our lives or a ritual to grow qualities in ourselves that we would like to enhance. For those that aren’t comfortable with rituals meditation is always good to identify what we no longer need in our lives and what we would like to bring in.

Another way to celebrate is to plant a kitchen herb garden or bring some fresh color to your home. Ostara colors are light green, yellow and pink. Perhaps get some nice spring flowers and place them around your home or spend some time outdoors getting your planting beds ready. These are all celebrations of the return of life.

However you spend your day, enjoy the Equinox and celebrate life.

Blessed Be ❤ Shay

Today’s Daily Draw

There seems to be a trend for big life lessons this week! Today continues this trend with the Hanged Man and he is the underlying energy of the day. When he makes an appearance in a reading there is a possibility of changing plans, letting go of old beliefs or seeing things form a new point of view. This energy comes in with our main card, the Three of Cups. Under most circumstances this card is a very pleasant card of celebrating friends, family and wonderful collaborations. Perhaps today we have reason to pause and take another look. Are our friends being less than friendly? Is there some kind of misunderstanding on our part? Could we be working on a big project but thinking to small? Is there another, better way we can be doing something but we are not seeing it? Is there something we need to release? It might be a good idea to avoid making important decision until we know for sure.

Today’s Universal Number

How perfect is this? We have the Hanged man asking us to look with a different perspective on a Five Day when anything can happen and we need to be flexible. The five also loves to have fun, so call your friends and enjoy!

Today’s Crystals

I chose Smokey Quartz and Flourite for today. Smokey Quartz will help us stay grounded and let go of any old thoughts and beliefs that may be holding us back. Flourite is a wonderful choice foe times when clarity is important and it helps boost our intuition, and that is always helpful.

Beginning of the Journey

Today’s Daily Draw

We might feel like we’re making progress today but we need to be careful. There is a chance that things are not what they appear to be, and this could lead to misunderstandings or delays in our plans. The card that came up for us is the Moon. This is a Major Arcana card that is about illusion, mystery and hidden things that can bring change. This card encourages us to look at our dark side and face our fears. Are we being challenged to step outside our comfort zone today? Is there something demanding our attention? When the Moon card comes up in a reading it hints of a misunderstanding, a hidden truth or a difficult situation. Are we not seeing clearly today?

The underlying energy of our day is a card of expansion and commitment, the Three of Wands. When this card comes up it tells us there is progress happening. We have done our work and now we are looking to the future. This is fantastic, but we also need to stay committed to the plan. We are building a foundation, any misunderstandings that happen today can potentially cause us problems moving forward. We need to be aware of anything that can be a roadblock to our plans. That means being honest with ourselves and others and dealing with problems instead of letting them slide.

What is it that we need to do today? Be open to new opportunities that can have an effect on our plans, both positive and negative. We also must stay focused, committed, and listen to our intuition.

Today’s Universal Number

We have an awesome energy today. It is the master number 22/4, the Master Builder. The energy of this number is strong, solid and driven. It thinks big picture and this is what we need today.

Today’s Crystal

Malachite is the choice of the day. This green beauty helps us be true to ourselves, it increases our personal power and encourages us to grow.

Thank you BJ for today’s guest reading!

The Wrap Up

I found a picture
Happier times full of love
I threw it away.

Sharon2017

Today’s Daily Draw

Have you ever had one of those days where there was so much on your plate you just wanted to scream? Yes, well this may be one of them, but don’t worry, it’s going to be alright.

The card that came up for us is the Ten of Wands. The tens are a card of completion, transition and hard work. Perhaps we have finished a project or reached a goal that was successful, and now we are expected to maintain that high level of performance. Maybe we have been promoted and along with this is a whole list of additional responsibility. It could also be that we are the one everybody brings their problems to for us to fix. Whatever it is we are juggling today, chances are we will be feeling like there is just too much on our plate. We’re feeling loaded down but still pushing forward to the best of our ability.

Out bottom card is Temperance, and we couldn’t have a better card in this position. Temperance is a Major Arcana card that tells us we should pay attention because we have something to learn. That lesson is that if we are feeling overburdened today it is by choice. There are things we can do to take some of the pressure off. Temperance is here to let us know we have everything we need to find the balance we are looking for. We certainly don’t want to take on any more responsibility today, but delegate tasks we don’t specifically need to be doing. Combine elements to make a bunch of small jobs into one process.

Being patient with ourselves and others will help to take the stress level down and create a more harmonious environment for getting things done.

Today’s Universal Number

Today is a Three Day, and its energy is what we need for the day. Three is a creative energy, it will help us find fun and different ways of completing tasks.

Today’s Crystals

The crystals chosen to accompany todays cards are Red Jasper and Amethyst. Red jasper has a grounding energy that will come in handy to help us stay focused. Its energy will also give us the patience and perseverance to keep moving and work through to the end. Amethyst is a wonderful choice because it helps keep us calm, and focused on a positive outcome.