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Healing for Mind, Body & Spirit

Sandstone in the Morning Light

I found this cool piece of Sandstone on one of my morning walks. I thought I would do a post about it because it shows us that even what most people think is an ordinary stone has industrial, physical or spiritual purpose in our lives.

Sandstone and limestone are sometimes confused. While they are both sedimentary rocks, Limestone is chemically based (lime) and forms in layers, Sandstone is composed of sand made of quartz and a blend of minerals. It can be found all over the world in a range of colors depending on the minerals of the area. You might find blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white or pink sandstone. This makes it a very creative stone to work with, and tells us why it is known as a stone of creativity. All the elements, earth-air-fire and water, are required to make it. Sandstone is also wonderful to use for Feng Shui work. This stone is used industrially in filtering systems and is made into tiles for homes.

Sandstone works well with the Root and Sacral Chakras giving us balance and stability. It helps us be emotionally secure, go with the flow of life and follow our passions. It helps control mood swings, uncover truth and strengthen relationships.

If this sounds like a stone you would like to have in your collection or to work with, I encourage you to find a piece and see how its energy feels. This is the place where I say keep in mind that I am not a doctor and am not in any way suggesting you give up conventional medicine. I only off this information to enhance your life.

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

The Weekend Ahead

We may find ourselves defending our position this weekend. The underlying energy is coming from the Seven of Wands. We might have the higher ground, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

Friday begins the weekend with Justice. This is a Major Arcana card that asks us to look at our past. Is there anything there we need to take responsibility for? It asks us to be honest. Lady Justice sits on her throne between the pillars representing positive and negative aspects of ourselves. Her sword is double-edged and can cut either way. It tells us justice will be done.

Saturday The Wheel of Fortune turns our way on Saturday telling us there may be an unexpected surprise coming. With this card we get a hint of karma. What goes around really does come back around. As this wheel turns it is bringing growth and the start of something new.

Sunday brings us a pause with the Eight of Wands.This might seem kinds of odd as the wands are fire energy and fire likes to burn. Today we need it to smoulder so that we need to take some time and reevaluate what we want or need and what our next step might be. Then when we are certain of our next step, we can get going.

Bottom Card  This bring us back to our underlying energy for the weekend. We can’t be afraid to stand for what we believe and we should, but not at the expense or harm to anyone else. Communication will be key to making sure we are heard and that any questions people may have about our plan is fully answered.

Be An Open Heart

Today’s Daily Draw

Life can be chaotic. It has its wild ups and downs, and today is likely to be just that. The underlying energy is the Two of Pentacles and this is telling us to find some balance in our day. We may have obstacles to deal with in our relationships or work and our card for the day, the Queen of Cups, guides us to think with our heart and listen to our intuition. A logical approach may not work for us and we might have better luck being flexible and thinking more creatively.

Today’s Universal Number

We have a Six Day and this number is a focus on relationships and the responsibility that goes with them. Come at the day from a place of compassion and empathy and it will make everything work a little better.

Today’s Crystals

I couldn’t make up my mind so I chose all three today. We have Selenite, Amethyst and Rose Quartz to accompany our cards. Rose Quartz will help us face the day from a place of compassion, forgiveness and empathy. Amethyst helps our intuition and has a wonderful calming effect to help us think. Finally Selenite will help us find our balance and clarity about what we are dealing with.

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Today’s Daily Draw

As humans we are designed to be curious to seek new experiences. We are here to grow and that only happens when we take a chance and try new things. Today’s cards is Longing and it tells us we could be feeling a little restless or tired of the same thing, different day routine and it might be time to make a change.

Is there something we have been wanting to do that has been put off? Are we feeling stuck in our job? Do we just need a break from the ordinary? Well Adventure is here to ask, what we’re waiting for. Do it! If we have been thinking about going back to school, start checking out schools, programs and financial aide. Is a vacation what we’re dreaming, make plans and set a date. Is skydiving on the bucket list? Check it out.

Maybe what we need is something more immediate. Do something different today, try a different restaurant, go to a karaoke Bar and sing your favorite song. Invite friends over for a potluck movie night. The choices are wide open, and depend on how adventurous your feeling!

Today’s Universal Number

Today is a Five Day and absolutely perfect. Five loves change and experiencing new things. So find your brave and get going!

Today’s Crystals

The choices today are Ametrine and Malachite. Both help us step out into the new. Ametrine helps us let go of what is holding us back and opens us up to new things. Malachite helps us let go of what is holding us back.

Thankyou BJ for today’s guest reading!

Today’s Daily Draw

Life occasionally comes up with things to challenge us and shake our world. Sometimes it’s in the form of a major earthquake, other times we get a mild tremor. In all situations, two things are involved. We must make a decision and then act on it. This is what todays cards are here to tell us.

The underlying energy of the day is the Knight of Wands. Our knight is action oriented and bold. We are going to feel the urge or the need to get moving. Unfortunately our card for the day is the Four of Cups. This four is asking us to make a choice. We may have several options that will resolve whatever we are up against and have some level of emotional meaning to us. This means we are going to have to consider which of the choices before us are better. Choosing to do something that works to satisfy and issue right now may not work days or weeks from now. Any choice we make may also affect those around us on a personal or professional level. After considering all the options that will work for our situation we can choose what resonates most with us. With a decision made, we can get moving!

Today’s Universal Number

We have a Four Day and the foundational energy is just what we need to get moving on whatever we decide is the best action. It will have all the structure and organization to hep us put a plan into action.

Today’s Crystals

I chose Rainbow Flourite and Danburite to accompany todays cards. The flourite has a grounding quality that will help us stay centered and focus our attention on the details of the choice we need to make. Danburite is a crystal that works with the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakras. The energy combination of head and heart will help us make the best choice for us and everyone else involved.

 

 

Today’s Daily Draw

As we start a new week the underlying energy comes from the Lovers. This card is a focus on responsibility, relationships and choices. The card that came up for us is the Five of Disks. When a five comes up in the tarot we know some sort of movement or action is involved, but it also tells us there is going to be some kind of roadblock for us to get over. This could be a classic “Monday”. We can’t let that negative energy get to us though. Things might look bad today but that doesn’t mean we’re beaten.

This is where the Lovers comes in for us today. Whether this is a personal or a work related thing doesn’t matter. What does, is how we handle the situation. This card looks at the relationships we form in our lives and the passions they inspire. That might be a personal connection to someone or a professional one. The thing is how things flow today could depend on how we react to whatever the situation is.

Coming right after the Hierophant in the Major Arcana this card tells us we have to choose what we believe, who we want to be then take responsibility for those choices.  If we did something or are committed to a decision or a plan we have and it is causing problems, it will be up to us to communicate the reasoning to anyone else that it may affect. All relationships require trust and that comes from honesty.

Today’s Universal Number

Today is a Three Day and this light, positive and creative energy will come in handy to help us overcome whatever we are dealing with today.

Today’s Crystals

We have Angelite and Onyx to help us today. Angelite is a high vibrational crystal with a very soft but powerful energy that helps us through times that are difficult. It helps us take responsibility for actions we have taken and guides us in the way we should go. Onyx absorbs negative energy and supports us through stress so we can make good decisions.

Thankyou BJ for today’s guest reading!

 

K2 in The Morning Light

This is a rare and interesting crystal called K2. Some call it K2 Jasper but it is not a Jasper at all. It is a Granite, Feldspar combination. The blue spots are Azurite, they look totally fake but it’s real and so cool. K2 is found in the Skardu area of Northern Pakistan. K2 is a fairly new find, it was only discovered in the last 10ish years. I wasn’t able to pin down an actual date or who found and named it. K2 can occasionally have Malachite inclusions.  

Because this is a combination crystal the MOHS scale is as well. Granite is a 6 and the feldspars are softer and run 2.6-3. K2 works well with the Throat and 3rd Eye Chakras to help us speak our truth and build our insight and intuition. It increases our level of consciousness. The granite in this crystal makes it wonderfully grounding. Now you would think this combination of upper Chakras and the grounding effect of granite would fight each other but it actually helps. The grounding helps us not get to spacey. 

Some of the other characteristics of K2 are: 

  • It’s a great protection piece 
  • It helps build wealth both materially and spiritually 
  • It teaches respect and compassion for others 
  • Brings in peace and empathy 
  • Great for group work to bring understanding of other  
  • It helps you make decisions for our best interest 
  • It enhances spiritual journeying to bring guidance 
  • It helps ease OCD symptoms 

If K2 sounds like something you would like to work with I encourage you to find a piece and see how it resonates with you. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and am not in any way suggesting you give up conventional medicine. I only off this information to enhance your life.  

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon 

The Weekend Ahead

What a week, its been full of issues and hurdles to overcome but we’re not quite our of the woods yet! Thank goodness for the mid-week self love, I for one needed the break. The underlying energy for the weekend is rest and contemplation and it looks as though it might be good advice.

Friday begins the weekend with the Page of Swords. Now the Pages in the Tarot are young, eager and full of ideas but their inexperience can sometimes cause a problem. The energy of this day could have us feeling restless and eager to get busy but we could be feeling a little uneasy about jumping headlong into something that just doesn’t feel right. The image on our card shows our young man with his sword in the air ready to take action. If we look a little closer we see he is standing on uneven ground and the wind is blowing quite hard. The sky is a lovely blue but we have clouds building. This tells us of a possible change and this is a Nine Day for us. Swords are the realm of the mind, it might be a good idea to give some thought and check our plans before acting on anything today.

Saturday might have some residue of Friday hanging on making us feel beat up and left for dead, as we have the Ten of Swords today. This is a very shocking image to see but things might not be as bad as we think. The Ten of Swords is more a card of hope and liberation than aggression. We can’t fool ourselves though, we might have some unexpected changes and issues to deal with but if we look at todays card we see three important things. The sky shows us night is giving way to morning. With the sun coming up we can get a better look at the details of what is going on. The second and third important things to keep in mind have to do with our victim. There is very little blood to be seen. While he, and us as well, might be feeling a little stabbed in the back right now; it’s not going to kill us. Our victims head is facing the rising sun and he finds hope in the promise of a new day. Finally we see his hand is in the form of a blessing. This tells us that we need to release any negative thoughts and feelings that might have us pinned down and holding us back. This is a One Day, we can get things going but not if we are holding ourselves down.

Sunday rounds out this weekend with The Moon bringing us a veil of illusion and possible deception. The past might be trying to come back to haunt us today, we could be distracted and not really sure what it is we should do next. This is where the energy of our bottom card can help.

The Four of Swords is a card that tells us to take a break, rest and give it some thought. This might not be a stellar weekend but it doesn’t have to be a total disaster either. The best thing we can do is nothing right now. Taking any action when we aren’t confident of an outcome is not a smart choice. If we regroup, get some objectivity and check our plans we will be ready to hit the ground running on Monday, prepared for whatever challenges might come our way.