Month: June 2019

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By Sonika Tyagi

Mother’s Day often causes many women to wonder if they are themselves ready for a child (or another child) and a new phase in their lives. Sometimes we find ourselves nagged a bit by our mothers and grandmothers about our family plans for our future. In the days that follow that happy Mother’s Day Sunday each year, many women (and couples) start to wonder if they themselves are ready to create space in their lives for a child.

Can I manage a child now? Is it really the right time? How can I be sure? Will it be a successful pregnancy?

These are common questions taken to The Tarot every year around Mother’s Day! The Tarot is an amazing tool when you seek confirmation, validation, and direction when you are at a major crossroads in your life. Tarot offers a 360 degree panoramic view of all facets of your life so that you know what to keep in mind when making big decisions as to growing your family! It can even help you understand if your desire for family is destined and blessed by your Guardian Angels!

So, which Tarot cards should you be looking out for in a personal Tarot reading as signs that the timing is right to grow your family? Here they are, the top 5 Tarot cards!

1. The Empress

Undoubtedly, the Empress is the card that most strongly personifies the parent or mother figure in the Tarot. In some decks, she appears with a pregnant belly, while in others she does not. Her nourishing breasts are specifically highlighted in some Tarot decks as well. Irrespective of whether or not she appears with direct symbols of pregnancy and childbirth highlighted, the Empress is the potential for creation personified. The Empress has a certain air of authority over her creation, and by the looks of the card, it is not hard to guess that she is one capable parent. When the Empress appears in your personal Tarot card reading about family and children, she is telling you the time for family expansion is ripe—pun intended! She is also blessing you by making her presence known in your reading as well as confirming that you have in you a capable parent.

2. Ace of Wands

If you’re hoping your personal Tarot reading will hint to you that your family planning goals will be successfully met, but the Empress doesn’t show herself in your reading, don’t fret! The Ace of Wands is another important card to look forward to when it comes to family planning, matters, and goals. The Ace of Wands is passion and initiative. It bodes well for couples determined to expand their family. The Ace of Wands also signifies successful conception. In fact, if a couple is pursuing assisted reproductive procedures such as IVF in their attempts to get pregnant, The Ace of Wands hints that those procedures may very well bear fruit, pun again intended.

3. The Magician

Often overlooked as a very positive sign for family planning matters, the Magician is an awesome Tarot card to help you understand if you really have all the resources in your life to be able to sustain an expanding family and a tiny tot. The most popular version of the Magician, the Rider Waite version, shows objects or tools on the table in front of the Magician. These are tools the Magician uses to create, expand, and sustain his creation. The appearance of the Magician in your personal Tarot reading confirms that the universe will provide to you exactly what you need in order to successfully look after and nourish your newborn child. Just like the Empress, the Magician also provides validation that you are and will be a capable provider and that the timing is quite right for you to begin your pregnancy journey.

4. Ace of Cups

You may have all the practical, financial, and material resources at your disposal, but are you emotionally ready for all that comes with parenting? The Ace of Cups’ appearance in your Tarot reading will signal to you that you are! The Cups suite in The Tarot signifies the emotional side of each of us through the use of water imagery and the cup symbol. The overflow of water usually depicted on this Tarot card indicates that there is a tremendous amount of love and affection you hold inside of you that is ready to flow toward your future “mini me!” The Ace of Cups signals that you are also in an emotionally stable position in your life. This Tarot card reinforces positive emotions toward pregnancy and parenting.

5. Ten of Cups

Ah, a family complete! The Ten of Cups Tarot card provides indication that the dream, desire, or idea you have about expanding your family will manifest itself and lead to a complete family foundation in your life. For couples without children, it predicts that more members are coming to the family unit! One’s family is his or her fortune, and there is no better Tarot card than the Ten of Cups that signifies this truth. The Ten of Cups also hints that the expansion or completion of one’s family is drawing closer. Usually when the Ten of Cups shows itself in a personal Tarot reading about the hope for pregnancy, it indicates that within one year of its appearance the querent will experience a happy pregnancy event!

Concluding Thoughts…

There they are folks, the 5 Tarot cards to look out for as positive signs about your motherhood and parenthood goals and dreams! There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to birth, pregnancy, and motherhood, but The Tarot can be your best friend in providing you with comforting validation that your hopes and dreams are not in vain. These Tarot cards also can help instill in you the unwavering confidence that potential and new parents need in their parenting capabilities. Society can often judge parents harshly and put a crazy amount of pressures on them. The Tarot can provide reassurance that you’re as ready and as capable as those who came before you!

Related Article: Beneficial Thought: What to Do if the Tarot or Horoscopes Give You Bad News (Hint: Don’t Freak Out!)

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It’s that magical time of the month again when a Full Moon is upon us. This one is known as the Rose Moon in Europe or the Strawberry Moon in North America.

Today and into the beginning of the week, there’s a strong prediction that the Moon will be taking you on a whole new journey with the Full Moon in the Sagittarius zodiac sign! As the Mutable sign of the Fire signs, Sagittarius is all about being flexible, but following those inner passions. And Full Moons as we know are always about closing chapters, tying up loose ends, and cutting out that which no longer serves. Full Moons also have a very close relationship with every New Moon in the same cycle.

This June full moon in Sagittarius occurs on June 17th and will be in effect two days before and after as well. We have laid out the basics on this full moon for you so you don’t have to go digging through the web trying to interpret complex astrology terminology. If you missed the Gemini New Moon article, check it out on our website and notice how you felt around June 3rd. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and success, so you’re likely to find tasty opportunities in this cosmic cocktail! Jupiter is currently retrograde so it is the perfect time to finally see the ways in which you block yourself from success.

This Full Moon in Sagittarius honors the new beginnings created under the New Moon in Gemini on June 3rd, and does so with all of the themes and passions of the zodiac sign Sagittarius.

Do you have your Full Moon wishes ready? If you want to soar to new heights under this Full Moon, and we know you do, here’s how.

A Full Moon’s Meaning

If you haven’t been tracking the Moon cycles, you’ll find it very useful in your success with managing your own emotions. This monthly event brings to fruition the seeds you planted at the New Moon, whether it’s a new job, a move, a new spiritual gift, financial abundance, a solid group of friends, or even a nice vacation. It can be what you felt called to bring into your life.

If you have been visualizing and working towards making some changes, you’ll often get results on the Full Moon. It’s actually a very exciting and predictable time of positive change for those that track the cycles of the Moon. You often will see the changes you started six months ago during gain traction so think of what you were focused on in January.

Themes of The Full Moon in Sagittarius

Honor these themes of the Rose Full Moon in Sagittarius today and the rest of the week, and you will be sure to rise to new heights this month.

• Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of the ever-expanding world. Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius is also known for its lucky streaks! All of the astrology signs can benefit from these lucky streaks. When you accept what is, Jupiter is ready to give you more luck. Just be happy. Come from a place of yes, and be as positive as you can, as often as you can. Then wait for Jupiter’s lucky strikes to find you. You have arrived at this destination for a reason.

• This Full Moon arrives in the Fire sign of Sagittarius. Do what Sagittarius does, and, don’t think your way through this one. Feel your way through it using the gifts of creativity and inspiration that the Moon has to offer under the Jupiter-ruled sign of Sagittarius.

• Take your Full Moon wishes to the great outdoors. That’s right! You can find your miracles by just going outside! Whether that is to just stare at the Moon, or attend a ball game for no reason at all, get out and explore the great outdoors. Sagittarius LOVES outdoor adventures, the wilder the better. So embrace the potential that Mother Nature has to offer. Just going outside and sitting in a garden for some you time will accomplish the same effect. Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of freedom.

• All Full Moons have the potential to bring new love if that’s something we have been working to manifest. Notice how people have an extra boost of energy. There’s usually a flurry of activity around each Full Moon that can help put you in new social environments. That New Moon in Gemini was stirring up twin flame energy too!

Rose Full Moon in Sagittarius Horoscopes for Each Zodiac Sign

This Full Moon will illuminate us as the Full Moon in Sagittarius this June 2019. Are you ready?

What endings do you need to cut out that are no longer serving you? And how can you even find that out, or even do that exactly? Today we are going to look at that from your individual zodiac signs.

So for this Full Moon, occurring on June 17, 2019, here are all of the horoscopes you need to get through it with the most brilliant and illuminating success ever.

Aries – Use the fire of the Full Moon in Sagittarius to light a fire on the area of your life that you need more information on. Take control of this area, and inject a sense of adventure into it and you will see results.

Taurus – Use this time to unearth some of your hidden talents or those passions that you have been burying. It’s time to unleash that inner and fabulous you, Taurus, and this summer has some exciting rewards for you if you do.

Gemini – Treat others how you want to be treated and the opportunities that are itching you will find their way under this Full Moon. Your inner truth does speak an agenda that needs to be heard.

Cancer – The Full Moon is going to be moving through your house of health and pets, Cancer, and so your domestic senses will be tickled. This is the time when all of those little things you have been putting off health wise need your attention.

Leo – Love is in the air for you my dear Leo friend, but only if you are honest about it. Be real with the people that mean the most to you and this Full Moon has a lot of exciting passion to offer you as gratitude in return.

Virgo – This is a really great time for you to spend the weekend finishing up your at home to do lists, or purchases to improve your home. You will not only feel productive, but you will feel a little bit less stressed as well, as you open up your schedule for some of the more enjoyable parts of life.

Libra – The world around you is beckoning you to join them in a myriad of social activities today, Libra. Reaching out to others under this Full Moon can be very successful for you.

Scorpio – This time around you may have money at the forefront of your mind, so focus on putting your resources towards the things that matter the most to you. Meditate on areas where there is lack or where you need more information to tend to the necessary details.

Sagittarius – Your sense of self will be illuminated during this period, Sagittarius, so if you have been looking for the right place to direct some of your work or soul energy, meditate and the Moon will show you the way. Don’t be surprised if you get the urge to just get up and take off for a few days.

Capricorn – This period is more about epic change within, and you will find that the more time you take to just get away and explore that soul of yours, the quicker the light and fire of the Sagittarius Full Moon will light inside you. You will find exactly what is worth fighting for, and what might not be.

Aquarius – The Full Moon will be traveling through your eleventh house, and this means any group activities are going to be tremendously favored for you. Not only will the Full Moon illuminate what opportunities you should engage in, but it will also illuminate what group endings you may want to consider.

Pisces – Whatever pull you are experiencing under this Full Moon about your work matters is the pull that you need to follow. This is the career that you were called to do, the one that explains your purpose here on Earth.

Closing Thoughts…

And that is the low down for this month’s Full Moon in Sagittarius! To ride the cosmic rays to new heights, especially on days that surround a Full Moon, be sure to catch today’s horoscope and your weekly horoscopes for tips on how to make the most of the energy. Because relationships can be a focus under a Full Moon, take a look at our career compatibility test to see how your current work relationships stack up in terms of helping you move your career forward. Our love compatibility test can also give you a bird’s eye view at how to close some circles in the relationship department this month as well under this Full Moon. What is going to allow you to rise to new heights this Full Moon? Are you ready to come from a place of yes?

We still have Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in retrograde, which means we are all undergoing a transformation of some kind. You may feel like your foundation is shifting. Change isn’t a bad thing, it’s just different from what we are used to. With the next eclipse season around the corner in July and August, the transformation you are undergoing may feel confusing but it will bring changes that started in January and February.

Stay on course, you’re making progress – even if it feels like you’re a ship on a stormy sea.

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There is masculine and feminine energy in every person and the Tarot can actually help us see how to best apply those energies to create the life we desire. The Tarot can help us learn about those energies and see how to balance them within ourselves.

For example, if we are trying too hard and need to relax, we may see a 10 of Wands card show up to represent our present situation and a 3 of Cups card show up to in the future placement. This is an example of how we can follow the line of masculine and feminine energy in the Tarot to help answer our deepest questions or find our way out of the cobwebs of our own emotions.

If that example didn’t quite make sense to you, don’t worry, not all people that use Tarot memorize the meanings of them. We will explain this a little more so you can start to find how to use the archetypes of masculine and feminine through the Tarot. There are many layers to the Tarot such as elements, seasons, astrology, and color symbolism. The more you learn about the symbols and how they affect our psyche, the more the cards will speak to you.

The Masculine & Feminine in the Minor Arcana

We see the kings, queens, knights, and pages show up in the court cards of the Minor Arcana which reveal the theme of masculine and feminine energy. We also see some cards clearly depict women or men.

While many people think of masculine as a trait that only a man has, it’s actually more about yang energy. The Sun represents yang energy which is essentially linked to action, the output of energy, and giving something to someone else. The yang can be thought of as the logic side of the brain or the more linear side which is able to navigate the time-space continuum.

The wands and swords of the Minor Arcana are linked to this side of the brain and the yang energy. They do not necessarily represent men or a man in your life, but the qualities of yang that you are using or could be used in your life.

For example, let’s say you have been wanting a raise and you see an 8 of Wands card. This would signify, you’ve put the parts in motion and you’re on your way to that promotion based on your actions. If you saw a Ace of Swords, that would mean its time to ask for what you want and tell people your positive attributes. Basically, those masculine cards can reveal that you can step forward to get the results you desire. However, if a 6 of Wands were to show up, it can reveal you’re being overly reliant on your logic and it’s stopping your progress. While being practical is a necessary part of life, it’s also necessary to have yin, the receptive or feminine energy.

The pentacles and cups are usually feminine energy. There are various ways the cards show you how to deal with your emotions or channel them and they can also show you if you’re letting your emotions cloud your judgment. There is a creative element in the feminine that links to fertility and allowing intuition to open. This is shown in cards like the 6 of Cups which shows the playfulness of a child and their open imagination which can help you open your perspective to allow yourself to see new options. It can show you how to incorporate playfulness and positive emotions into your life to attract what you need instead of feeling like you are powerless against the world.

The Masculine & Feminine in the Major Arcana

Interestingly, the end of the Major Arcana, marked by the World card, actually represents a balance between the two polarities. The masculine or feminine energy shows up in each card and the Lovers card shows a blending of the two. The Sun card is strictly yang or masculine while the Moon card is yin or feminine. Having pictures of men or women on the cards allows us to connect to the archetypes that have existed for generations in our minds so we can call upon those energies or understand how they are showing up in our subconscious. It’s quite fascinating and brilliant.

It’s also important to mention that the Tarot is only as helpful as the person interpreting it. If someone sees the men and women in black and white terms, they would probably get very little help from the Tarot. What that means is as we evolve as a society, our ability to understand the Tarot does too. Instead of interpreting the Tarot just in terms of how to find Mr. or Mrs. right, we can now see that we are unlocking our own power from within to bring forth our soul purpose. The surge in popularity in Tarot speaks to the evolution of our culture towards a more empowered tomorrow where we each have access to manifest and create the lives of our dreams instead of feeling like pawns out of control of our destiny.

Closing Thoughts…

There is a lot of social media attention focused on gender roles, lifestyle choices and discussing the societal norms we ascribe to being men or women. We can’t help but hear about the toxicity of polarizing groups against each other. The Tarot can help us reflect on how the conditioning we received as children may be limiting our own perspective or hindering our power in some way. If you bring balance into your mind in terms of masculine and feminine, you’ll find it’s easier to manifest and the Tarot can help you activate both energies within you.

In summary, if you want to bring your energy into balance, use your daily Tarot and see what themes keep popping out to you. Are you more dominant in one energy or is it revealing that you would benefit from applying one of the energies to a certain part of your life? Perhaps looking at the Tarot from this angle can unlock untapped power and grace that has been hidden from your mind.

The reason it is one of the most prominent themes in the tarot is not to divide us from each other as men and women but to help us recognize we have both within us at our disposal. The masculine and feminine energies revealed in the tarot empower you to be able to use more energy that you have within your emotional database. Have fun exploring these polarities using our free Tarot reading, or if you like something tangible instead of our digital free Tarot, check out our Master Tarot Deck which has beautiful graphics that can help you bring your subconscious into your conscious mind.

Related Article: A Guide To The Four Tarot Suits: Cups, Wands, Swords and Pentacles

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Cancers belong to a sentimental, wonderfully intuitive and inspired sign. But, like every other sign, Cancers have their fair share of negative traits, such as moodiness, insecurity and pessimism.

Fortunately, crystal healing can be an incredibly effective way to alleviate some of the uncertain or negative energy that might cause these traits.

Ruled by the Moon, Cancers are deeply connected to their emotions, which is both a beautiful and somewhat distracting thing. Our emotions are important, and they guide us in many ways, but they are temporary and tend to fluctuate. When you become too concerned or overwhelmed with how you feel, it can be difficult to see the reality of a situation.

As the Sun moves into Cancer (June 22nd to July 23rd), let us celebrate the unique sensitivities, inquisitiveness, loyalty and intuition of the sign of the Crab by highlighting the crystals that empower and embolden Cancers. While all crystals will, of course, work with your imaginative energy, these crystals powerfully amplify this sign’s best qualities.

Our 6 Favourite Crystals for Cancer Season:

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz, a luscious stone that matches the millennial pink hues we all adore, is a loving stone that promotes peace and self-confidence. Working with rose quartz results in a more relaxed state of being and an increased feeling of comfort in your own skin. This stone is especially useful for Cancers because your sensitivity can sometimes cause mood swings or jealousy. You deserve to feel amped about who you are and love yourself deeply enough that you don’t feel the need to take things personally – and rose quartz will assist you in finding that peace of mind.

Abalone Shell

As a Water sign, Cancers are profoundly connected to the ocean and her waves. Abalone shell reconnects you to this energy, the primordial life force that created all of us – the intuitive force of the Earth itself. It shimmers and shines with rainbows of blues, greens and purples, reminiscent of the ocean’s glittering colors. Abalone will help you recognize and embrace the entire scope of your emotions in a healthy way and allow you to let go of the moods that are no longer serving you or bringing you joy.

Moonstone

As Cancer is ruled by the Moon, moonstone is a crystal that is naturally associated with the sign and enhances many of Cancer’s best qualities and traits. Moonstone is especially effective for women due to its healing properties surrounding PMS, cramps and fertility issues. It increases intuition, sharpens mental clarity and allows you to observe and experience your emotions from a more spiritual point of view. Moonstone also works to stabilize emotions and lessen their intensity. This is the perfect stone for reducing your stress and inspiring your imagination.

Moonstone is also associated with the throat chakra, clearing and aligning it and allowing you to express your emotions calmly and vividly.

Selenite

Selenite is an excellent stone for clearing negative energy. In fact, selenite is so effective at eliminating negative energy that it is one of the few stones that never requires cleansing. This stone is especially useful for dark or lonely days that seem like they’ll never end. It purifies the space around you and clears any bad vibes present, allowing you to focus on how you’re really feeling without the distraction of negative energy. Selenite can also be used to cleanse your other stones.

Chalcedony

Chalcedony is one of the best crystals for Cancer because its nature is so nurturing. It absorbs negative energy and is associated with emotional health, spiritual balance, energy, compassion and vigor. This stone is great for days when you feel run down, like you just don’t have the energy for the tasks at hand. It will infuse your spirit with mental stamina and flexibility, enthusiasm and positivity. Working with chalcedony also promotes calm, pleasant dreams.

Rainbow Obsidian

This gorgeous crystal – which resembles metallic rainbows against a dark, stormy sky – is an illuminating crystal that will help you see all of the love that exists in your life, both within you and emanating from those close to you. It promotes positivity and will help you feel joyful and protected. Rainbow obsidian helps eliminate negative thoughts and encourages you toward positive, helpful affirmations of self-love. This stone will also help you take pleasure in life, urging you to spend more time doing the things you love.

And for the ultimate gemstone set, try this beautiful Crystal Healing Collection – the perfect addition to anyone’s assortment of mystical tools.

Embrace Your Inner Crab!

These crystals will certainly help propel you toward a more positive point of view, but your sensitivity is one of the things that makes you so special. While self-improvement is a wonderful path and crystal healing a wonderful medium, don’t feel that your deeply emotional nature needs to become stiff or icy. Like the Moon, and the ocean waves which follows its cycle, your emotions ebb and flow – a natural and beautiful thing.

Loving and celebrating your Cancer nature means accepting every facet of it – the good, the great, and the moody.

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Have you ever seen the same numbers, over and over again? It seems like it’s everywhere. Maybe it’s always 1:11 when you look at the clock, or 222 seems to pop up on every building you pass.

It seems like this phenomenon is becoming more prevalent these days, begging the question: Is the Universe trying to tell us something?

These are called sometimes called angel numbers or master numbers, and they do mean something.

111

The number 1 is associated with magic, self-expression, confidence and forward motion. It asks you to open your eyes to your surroundings and really take them in. Repetition of this number indicates that you’re on the right path and that your efforts will pay off in time.

The number one is associated with the Magician card of the Tarot and the first house in astrology.

  • The Magician card represents our talents, potential, creative ability and signs from the Universe of positive future experiences.
  • The first house in astrology is the house associated with the self – expression and esteem of the self, as well as self-confidence.

Seeing 1:11 repeatedly might be a call to work on your faith in yourself, or it may represent a blooming sense of self that deserves your recognition and celebration. You’re coming into your own, and the Universe is acknowledging your hard work.

In numerology, the number one correlates with creation and spirituality. It represents energy and power, enlightenment and spirit. It is imaginative and creative, backed by motivation and vitality.

Seeing 111 repeated is a reminder to take note of your ideas and put them into action.

222

The number 2 represents duality, relationships and romance.

The repetition of 222 can be a gentle call to evaluate the relationships in your life, for better or worse. We are often drawn to and remain in relationships with people that are not good for us, and this number reminds us to take a closer look at the people we give our time and energy to.

Seeing this number over and over could also signify that someone important will enter your life soon, or maybe they already have. That nudge to look deeper into your friendships and relationships also encourages you to examine them for elements you may have missed before – such as romance. This number, when repeated, can even be an indicator that a soul mate or a twin flame meeting is drawing near.

The number two is associated with the Sacral chakra, the chakra that reigns over our sensual and emotional nature. In astrology, the second house represents security, finances and our core values.

In numerology, the number two represents femininity, gentleness, strength and resilience.

When you keep seeing 222 everywhere, consider examining your relationships from a place of courage that allows you to face any outcome, whether certain relationships begin to grow or fade away.

333

The number 3 is associated with the three main components of mankind – mind, body and soul.

Seeing this number repeated could mean that you need to work on aligning these three elements. You might be doing well spiritually and emotionally, but you just can’t seem to get back into the groove of exercise. Or maybe you’re at the gym every day but don’t like to express your feelings.

This number can also symbolize harmony among mind, body and soul. It could be a small reminder to be proud of yourself for maintaining self-care.

The third zodiac sign is Gemini, the twin sign that is known for quick wit and intellect. The third house is associated with communication in astrology and might indicate that seeing 333 is a reminder to encourage healthy communication with yourself.

In numerology, the number three represents a need for focus, an optimistic energy and new opportunities.

The repetition of 333 in your life may suggest that balancing and centering yourself will open new, exciting doors in your life.

444

This number can represent motivation, passion, success and responsibility.

The number 4 is associated with the four elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – as well as North, South, East and West. When 444 is repeated it acts as a compass, guiding you through hard work toward success and opportunity.

When you see this number, it might be a reminder from the universe that you need to put a little elbow grease into your efforts. Maybe the energy you put toward achieving goals has waned, or perhaps you don’t have as much faith in yourself as you used to. Diving back in with vigor and excitement is the only way to keep the forward momentum going.

This can also be an indication that your hard work is about to pay off. The Universe may be recognizing the effort you’ve put into planning and carrying out projects and activities.

The fourth Tarot card is the Emperor, a representative of order, wisdom and protection. In astrology, the fourth house is associated with family, home and ancestors.

Four also represents the home in numerology, as well as responsibility, practicality and devotion.

Seeing 444 repeated in your life might be a sign that good things are coming your way.

555

The number 555 signifies transition and change and urges you to maintain a position of fluidity. You might feel like your life is headed in a different direction, and the repetition of this number may be calling you to buckle in and enjoy the ride, as well as look forward to the destination.

Typically, the change associated with this number is positive. It could also represent a change you’ve been through recently. Or, you might simply be craving a change in your life – looking to shake things up. If you’ve been seeing 555 a lot lately, chances are the change you crave is on its way.

The fifth planet from the Sun is Jupiter, and in astrology, Jupiter represents expansion and benevolence. It is quite a generous planet. The fifth house in astrology is often referred to as the house of pleasure and is associated with the creativity involved in shaping your own life.

In numerology, the number 5 is symbolized by the phrase, “Freedom in action.” It represents artistic freedom, unique personalities, a resourceful nature and adventure.

If the number 555 has been showing up a lot lately, keep your eyes out for new, exciting adventures that may be awaiting you.

Appreciating the Numbers

It might seem odd or even unsettling when you first start seeing the same numbers again and again, like there’s a glitch in the proverbial matrix. But learning to “listen” to and appreciate these numbers will help you become attuned to the messages from the Universe that try to reach you each day.

By recognizing and learning more about these master or angel numbers, you’ll start to notice even more coincidences in nearly every facet of life.

The Universe is magic, and it’s speaking to you.

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We’ve arrived at the last week of June, Earthlings!

Can you believe we are already in the last week of June 2019?

Enjoy this lovely last week of June blossoms, friends; the Universe has given us a fairly fun and quiet week to enjoy it in. We are just coming off of a Full Moon week with the Full Moon in fiery Sagittarius. In the same week, Neptune went retrograde and the Sun entered the Cardinal sign of the Water signs, Cancer, to officially launch our beautiful Summer season.

So, just because we are saying goodbye to a lot right now, including June, that doesn’t mean we are saying goodbye to Summer. Heck to the no! With the Sun’s entry into emotive, nurturing, and intuitive Cancer, we are saying hello to a beautiful Summer season of three months.

Enjoy every second. The Universe has some surprises in store with an eclipse cycle later in the season, and soon. But for now, for this week, we are enjoying the lazy hazy days of Summer, and wondering what to do with them all.

This week, to help inspire us into the fun zone, we have chatty and witty Mercury entering the Mutable sign of the Fire signs, Leo. Leo rules the fifth house of the zodiac, which is the one where all your fun zones are activated. Leo energy is what helps us make every Summer as fun as we can.

The fun vibes from Leo are just starting this week, and many planets will join that party soon enough. So for this week, we have Mars and the Sun in beautiful and loving Cancer, soon to be joined by lover Venus. Mercury is the first to leave the Cancer party and that happens later this week.

That’s a recipe for Summer loving, and Summer fun. And we have a nice quiet week from the Universe this week to enjoy it in.

Stay safe, and have a grand Summer, friends! Namas-YAY!

Planetary Locations During June 24-30, 2019:

  • Sun: Cancer (June 20 – July 23, 2019)
  • Mercury: Cancer (June 5, 2019 – June 27, 2019); Leo (June 27, 2019 – July 7, 2019)
  • Venus: Gemini (June 8, 2019 – July 3, 2019)
  • Mars: Cancer (May 16, 2019 – July 1, 2019)
  • Jupiter: Sagittarius (Until December 2, 2019)
  • Saturn: Capricorn (Until March 22, 2020; Retrograde from April 29, 2019 – September 17, 2019)
  • Uranus: Taurus (March 6, 2019 – August 19, 2021)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024; Retrograde from April 24, 2019 – October 2, 2019)

Daily Snapshots for June 24-30, 2019:

Monday, June 24

Sun: Cancer – Take the lead on nurturing love at home, and success follows everywhere else.

Moon: Pisces – Lead with your heart, but take your head with you.

Transits:

  • Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces – Here we have lover Venus in sociable Gemini squaring off with dreamy Neptune in the Mutable sign of the Water signs, Pisces. This is not exactly compatible energy in any respect. Gemini is quick moving while Pisces toddles along trying to think things through and process before making a decision. Add Gemini’s short-term nature with the truth in play along with confusing Neptune, and you’ve got some muddled up things going on. Not the best day for a big purchase, a big life decision, or solving a mystery. Save those for another day because the facts are elusive at best, and Venus is not too happy about it. Instead use this day for spinning creative fun on the job, or spinning fantasies with a lover. Turn that muddled air upside down and fantasize… for fun! Market those ideas properly and you may even make some bank.

Tuesday, June 25

Sun: Cancer

Moon: Aries – Follow the spark of inspiration and strike while it is hot.

Wednesday, June 26

Sun: Cancer

Moon: Aries

Thursday, June 27

Sun: Cancer

Moon: Taurus – Use your five senses to feel out the next step in your success plan.

Transits:

  • Mercury enters Leo – This is the lovely inspired and inspiring communication and teaching planet Mercury heading into the Mutable sign of the Fire signs, Leo. Under this energy, you are going to see your communication matters take on a much more casual and relaxed tone. At the same time, our lovable Leo does like their flattery. Bring some charm and wit into your everyday conversations, whether you are closing a multi-billion dollar real estate deal or trying to get your honey locked in on Summer vacation plans. It’s all about emphasizing the other party’s pleasure zones – “I see you relaxing in this outdoor garden space on your own spa days every Saturday, just sign here.” Or, “Honey look, this beach cabin is just minutes to that golf course you love. You could be gone for hours all day every day and I wouldn’t even complain about it.” Pour your oozing charm and wit into every idea you are selling now and you are going to have fun, and maybe even profit too. Sincerity is key, remember. But in Leo season, flattery gets you everywhere.

Friday, June 28

Sun: Cancer

Moon: Taurus

Saturday, June 29

Sun: Cancer

Moon: Gemini – With so many voices in play, it’s best to listen to the good angel on your shoulder.

Sunday, June 30

Sun: Cancer

Moon: Gemini

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​Every single one of us has something that drives us, inspires us to take action, and we all take action in different ways when we are driven to act. This is found through the location of Mars in the birth chart. Mars is the one who makes you say, GO!

Mars in astrology represents your energy and drive. Through your Mars, you know what will force you to take action, and the ways in which you will act. Mars is our inner warrior (and does rule war, after all), and shows how the warrior spirit in you manifests.

People often think of Mars in tandem with Venus, and the two are a bit of a yin-yang pair. Mars doesn’t wait for things to happen. Mars is the one making things happen! Venus lets everything come to Venus. Venus waits while Mars creates!

Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Mars Placement

Understanding how your Mars operates can show you how you can best take action when you want to. You can learn how to take control of your energy and drive so you can use them to your advantage. When you know how your energy works, you know how to manipulate it to have more energy, to get more done, and to be more active in your life.

Mars in astrology also governs being assertive, standing up your yourself and what you want, and going for it. Mars doesn’t need permission, nor does Mars even ask. Mars goes right for it! This gives Mars a pioneering spirit, and makes Mars willing to pave new roads.

So how does your Mars placement manifest for you? Read on to find out!

Mars in Aries

Aries is the sign Mars naturally rules, so Mars is strong in fiery Aries, and makes your energy and drive strong as well. You can feel most driven to take action with the things you want for yourself, or that will allow you to embark on a new path. You can get excited by new beginnings, and don’t want to wait too long before taking action. Doing a little homework first can be of benefit to you so you don’t let impulse ruin your passion.

Mars in Taurus

Mars in patient Taurus means your energy is a slow burn. You can take your time with actually getting started, and want to be confident first before you act. But once you do act and are confident, you can stick with it all the way until the end, no matter how difficult it may be. This allows you to achieve some big things when you focus, but it can also get you stuck on something that you should walk away from. Know when to call it quits!

Mars in Gemini

Gemini is the sign of the mind, so Mars in Gemini brings lots of mental energy. It may seem like there is never a shortage of ideas, you constantly want something new to focus on to entertain your energetic mind, and can be an endless talker (especially when stressed or anxious). You can pick up lots of little projects and work to make lots of different ideas reality, but you can also get bored quickly and easily. Maintain some healthy variety to avoid the boredom and scattered brain, and keep yourself busy to cut down on fidgeting.

Mars in Cancer

Cancer is the sign of emotions, so Mars in Cancer means when you feel something strongly, you can be driven to act, and your emotions act as a catalyst for action. This can be positive or negative, and that doesn’t depend on the emotion itself. It depends on the decisions you make, and how well you feel supported in your life. Even extreme anger or hatred or jealousy or sadness can be turned into something amazing for you. You just need to keep emotions from clouding your judgement and improve your objectivity.

Mars in Leo

Leo is a super creative sign, so having Mars in Leo can make you a super creative person, and one who is driven to act on creative pursuits. You want to create, and this can be professionally, in the arts, with hobbies, or even with children (don’t go making 20 of them now!). You may feel more energized when you’re getting attention and praise, and you may feel more driven to pursue the desires of your ego. You can stay with things for a while, and try to see it through.

Mars in Virgo

Virgo is the sign of work, so Mars in Virgo means you’re someone who is driven to get things done. You likely loathe having a long list of things to do, so you make plans and schedules to get them done, and maintain routines to keep it from happening again. The more you do, the more energy you may feel you have to do even more. You just keep going and going! So, you do need to make sure to plan for breaks in that packed schedule of yours so nervousness doesn’t set in.

Mars in Libra

Libra is the sign of relationships, so having Mars in Libra can show you have more energy and drive when you’re with others, to pursue opportunities with a partner, or to focus on your relationships. The better your relationships are, the more energy you can have. If you’re out of balance or surrounded by disharmony, your energy can tank. Since other people can matter a lot to you, you may take action most when it’s to help someone else or stand up for someone else.

Mars in Scorpio

Scorpio was originally ruled by Mars (before Pluto came along), so Mars can be strong in Scorpio, just like with Aries. Unlike Aries, Scorpio isn’t quite so impulsive though, so Mars in Scorpio can do the homework required before jumping into something. You can get wrapped up in what you pursue deeply, and this can allow you to get to the bottom of anything, but it can also make you obsessive. Learning to have some emotional distance can help, though you don’t want to lose your passion. It’s part of what gives you such a strong will.

Mars in Sagittarius

Sagittarius loves an adventure, so Mars in Sagittarius is most driven to pursue new experiences, go to new places, meet new people, and learn new things. This placement can be very optimistic and loves freedom, so committing to anything for too long may be a challenge. But you can be a student of the world, and gain much wisdom through the experiences you have, and you’re more than willing to share that with others. You may lack drive for things you deem too serious, and focus more on the things you find fun and light.

Mars in Capricorn

Capricorn rules goals, so Mars in Capricorn tends to be highly ambitious and driven to pursue your goals. You may have total control over your energy, very disciplined and focused, and this can help you to act. You can see the way the pieces fit together, and craft long-term plans that are super realistic and practical. This helps you achieve even more in your life, but you can keep your emotions to yourself at times, and need to open up more. This can help you when you experience setbacks so you don’t give up.

Mars in Aquarius

Aquarius is an independent original, so Mars in Aquarius is driven to do things in new, unusual, unconventional ways. You can feel more driven and energized when you’re being independent and allowed to explore what’s different. Your energy may not seem very high on the outside, and you can stay cool externally, but you can get riled up when you’re focused on your dreams and future. Causes can also be of importance to you, and you can stand up in a broader way.

Mars in Pisces

Pisces is a Mutable Water sign, which makes it very difficult to pin down, so Mars in flowy Pisces can have a hard time with taking control of action. Instead, you’re driven by your intuition, your strong inner mystic, and the subtle energies all around you. You may feel most driven to embark on spiritual pursuits, and a connection to your spiritual self can help you feel more energized in your life. Imaginative energy can be strong, and you can be a highly creative person. You can feel more driven to help others than to help yourself at times.

Concluding Thoughts…

Understanding Mars can help you find what it is that drives you in life, and how you get your energy. Mars in your birth chart shows where and how you take action with your inner warrior!

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You may know about your planets, houses and zodiac signs in your birth chart, but did you know that asteroids in your chart can also add a layer of understanding to your personality? ​Asteroids are the cherry on top of a very complex, but delicious astrological cake. They enrich all astrological readings and provide additional details we may not observe otherwise.

Like planets, asteroids have themes and relate to specific characteristics. There are literally thousands of asteroids, but today we will cover only the most used and popular ones – Vesta, Pallas, Lilith, Ceres and Juno. Let’s dig in!

The Significance of Asteroids in Astrology:

Vesta

Roman Goddess Vesta is the keeper of the sacred flame. The Vestal Virgins took care of her temple in Rome and were responsible for keeping her flame always burning. Fire was sacred in ancient times, it was an ancient symbol for sexuality and fertility, the divine spark of life, so these ladies had a very important job. The girls were chosen in their childhood and would take a vow of chastity and celibacy for 30 years and those that would break their vow would be buried alive. After the 30 year service, they were allowed to leave and marry, but many used to choose to continue their service.

Astrologically, Vesta relates with Virgo and Scorpio, she symbolizes the ability to concentrate on a specific goal, the dedication and devotion to something and/or someone. The house she is in tends to show where you can be very dedicated even willing to make self-sacrifices for the greater good and where you can maintain your focus. She also shows where you need to keep your inner flame burning and what you need to take care of. Vesta symbolizes sacred sexuality, kundalini energy, spiritual commitment, dedication, purity, diligence, self-discipline, focused passion and is service oriented.

Pallas

From the sacred fire we go to the Warrior Queen, Pallas Athena. Pallas Athena was skillful in battle and highly intelligent, with remarkable reasoning and logic. As the Goddess of wisdom, she was seen as a strategist and a tactician, and preferred to resolve disputes through wisdom. She was able to make her decisions with logic, detachment and impartiality. She helped many heroes in their endeavors including Odysseus in his trip from Troy.

Astrologically, asteroid Pallas shows where we have the ability to be objective, to use our intellectual skills and creative understanding. She shows the ability to recognize patterns and to understand complex communications, she understands and picks up the unspoken and subliminal messages. On another hand, Pallas symbolizes many modern women: the beautiful, intelligent, independent and career-oriented woman born in a world dominated by men, as such, she brings the strength of feminine wisdom to the house and sign she is placed in.

Lilith

Lilith has been quite distorted throughout the times. She was praised for expressing her personal freedom and sexual passion. She is the natural feminine, the unconditioned woman, she is independent, fierce and bows to no man. She symbolizes true feminine power. Lilith’s natural expression is raw femininity and sexual passion.

All of us have a masculine and a feminine side independently of our gender, and asteroid Lilith represents in the chart where we have the impression of the undistorted female image. On a man’s chart, Lilith reflects his ideal image of a woman. However, if the energy is afflicted, it shows where we experience suppression, resentment, bitterness and anger.

Ceres

Ceres is our next asteroid, and what a story she has.

Daughter of Saturn and Rhea, Ceres was the Goddess of agriculture and harvest. She was extremely close with and protective of her daughter Persephone and rejected all Persephone’s suitors, obviously this was a recipe for disaster… Pluto, God of the Underworld, was determined to marry Persephone even if Ceres didn’t allow it.

One day, while Persephone was picking flowers, Pluto opened the earth under her feet and kidnapped her. Ceres noticed her daughter was missing, and in her grief, she stopped taking care of herself and her duties, so crops started dying and mankind suffered from starvation. Persephone was not doing very well either, as she missed her mother, so Pluto allowed her to visit Ceres, but before she went, he offered her several pomegranate seeds.

Without knowing pomegranate seeds denote sexual consummation, Persephone ate them, validating and confirming her marriage to Pluto. When Persephone visited her mother, Ceres rejoiced but quickly angered after finding out Persephone ate the seeds and would have to return to Pluto. In the end, Persephone was allowed to visit her mother during certain months, at this time the earth was fertile, crops grew and prosperity abounded and spring was born. When it was time for Persephone to go back to Pluto in the Underworld, Ceres would mourn and grieve, ignoring her tending for the earth, and the fall season would take place.

With all that said, astrologically, Ceres symbolizes parental nurturing. She tells us about one’s experiences with their maternal figure, she can show love for gardening and food, she is about being able to share what we most treasure. On the downside, she represents loss, mourning, grief, obsessive and overly protective behaviors, separations and difficult mothers in law!

Juno

Juno, Goddess of Marriage is also known as the Goddess Hera, wife of Zeus. Juno was worshiped in Rome and the month of June was named in her honor. Zeus had many affairs and sired many children from those affairs, but Hera always stayed at his side faithfully. She has been sometimes portrayed as vengeful, possessive, manipulative and jealous.

Juno represents the capacity for committed relationships using the feminine energies to express creativity, sensitivity, equality and faithfulness. She relates to equality and balance in relationships, the need for commitment, passion, intimacy and joy. She represents sexuality within a committed relationship. Juno corresponds to a relationship where both partners support each other’s personal growth. Juno’s location in the chart gives clues about the life partner and shows what you need daily to stay in a relationship. The distorted energy would relate to fears of betrayal and abandonment is relationships as well as the oppression of women.

Chiron

Finally, an honorable mention to Chiron who is a Centaur and not an asteroid, but a very important piece in our charts. The wounded healer connects to those deep unresolved issues we have. Find more about him in my article, Everything You Need to Know About Chiron in Aries.

Concluding Thoughts…

These are the most used asteroids in astrology, all of them are very important symbols, so pay attention to their own transits in the sky. There are many more asteroids and each of them has a specialized meaning in our birth charts. Exploring asteroids it’s like an endless journey of discovery and fascination, one that allows us to unravel specific information about ourselves.

Which one is your favorite? Do you like the sexy, rebellious Lilith? Or do you prefer the spiritual oriented Vesta? Perhaps your motherly instincts choose Ceres?

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It’s that time again. The days are long and our spirits want to focus on fun! And what’s more fun than a little bit of summer love?

If you’ve been wanting to give your love life a boost, the Tarot is just the tool you need to ignite the first sparks. The Tarot builds the bridge to the answers that your intuition has waiting for you.

So, break out your favorite summer outfit, let your hair down, and grab those Tarot cards because it’s time to open up to the magic in the Universe to bring love into your summer. Here are two simple questions you can ask the Tarot right now to spin the universal wheel towards those summer love butterflies.

Question 1: What is Blocking Me from Love Right Now?

Tarot allows us to take inventory of the energy our subconscious mind creates. If we are holding anger or fear from a past relationship, we will essentially not match the frequency of healthy loving relationships, so manifesting love that’s categorically lovely will be just about as easy as climbing Mount Everest with a blindfold.

Our first step in manifesting summer love is recognizing and releasing our own energetic blocks. This simple Tarot spread will help you see how to release a way of thinking that may be keeping you from bumping into that special someone.

You can use our free 3-card spread if you don’t have your own Tarot deck. The question you want to pose to the Tarot is simply what energetic pattern within your consciousness needs to be released? You can phrase this in any way you’d like, but know that the more specific you can get, the better. Try not to ask in such a way that you’re setting up a yes/no question, as the Tarot works best when given the opportunity to really speak.

  • The first card represents an event that happened in the past.
  • The second card represents how that event is manifesting a blockage.
  • The third card reveals your future if you don’t address this blockage or buildup of bad energy.

Reflect on each card that comes up and try to see how they connect to one another, telling a larger story. Taking responsibility for the energy you’re bringing into your romantic life is the most empowering way to heal your relationships and open yourself up to the next great thing.

Question 2: How Can I Adjust My Energy to Attract Love?

Now you’re ready to direct your energy by asking your intuition what to focus on. When you generate positive vibrations, the Universe mirrors them back to you, as per the Law of Attraction. In order to manifest love, we are going to get your energy in a consistently positive state. If we are truly happy and proud of who we are, we will be open to love and attract nice people. If we are treating ourselves well, we will meet someone who treats us well. If we are open to new experiences, they will show up. Are you starting to see how this works?

Pull just one card after asking how you can adjust your energy or what to focus on to open yourself up to love. Asking this particular question puts you in control of your destiny, rather than waiting around hoping something will happen. The Tarot can then present you with practical, actionable, specific advice that you can go forward and apply in your life.

Read the definition of the card (feel free to use our Tarot card interpretations) and reflect on what it’s telling you to focus on. Allow yourself to relax as you study and think about the card and distill what to focus on to shift your frequency. The truth will arise for you when you relax and trust that it’s there. You don’t have to force or fear anything, just surrender to the truth that is right in front of you and let it surprise you. Often we think things need to be complicated, but often the most helpful truth is extremely simple.

Closing Thoughts…

If you’d like, do this Tarot reading for summer love once a week or even every day so you can be in constant communication with your intuition and the energies of the Universe. Consider keeping a journal to write down your reflections in. Or, more simply, if there’s a certain card that is significant to you (perhaps you draw the same card often, or you learned a very important lesson from a particular card), keep it with you or somewhere you’ll see it often. This will help you keep the Tarot’s guidance at the forefront of your mind.

Ultimately, the true power of divination tools including the Tarot is in their ability to connect us to our intuition and help us activate the Law of Attraction in our favour. In short, focus on the feeling of love and love will arrive.

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Traditionally, Reiki symbols were passed from master to student in the attunement process. Only with the internet have the 5 Reiki symbols become widely available.

The symbols open us to a new way of thinking, a spiritual way of thinking. The powerful life force energy they create can be channelled through the whole body and shared with others. Today, we’re going to look at what the Reiki symbols mean and how they work in order to understand them better.

Below are the 5 Reiki symbols and what they are used for. That said, awakening to Reiki energy and being able to use it takes time and practice. Just because Reiki symbols are easily found online now, it’s important to remember that learning energy healing through Reiki is a process. It changes your life and consciousness, and those changes are best experienced gradually instead of all at once. To avoid energetic overload, it’s in your best interest not to use these symbols without guidance from a trained Reiki practitioner.

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Cho Ku Rei: Power

The Cho Ku Rei Reiki symbol is one of three given in a level two attunement. It can be used to add or remove energy. If a chakra is under-active, it is used to direct energy into the chakra, and if it’s blocked, this symbol can be used to remove the block. It’s essentially like a valve that can be pushed either way.

It is a spiral that starts in the center and then has a line cutting through and to the side. You cannot harm anyone with this symbol but you can help seal their energy or use it to protect their energy.

This symbol can be used if you need a boost of energy to get through the day or for physical healing. It can also be used to remove negative energy surrounding a part of your life or help add energy to a part that you want to bring into focus. There’s no real limit as to what you can remove a block from or add energy to, whether it be more of an idea or more related to the function of the body.

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen: Distance Healing

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is given in level two as well, and it allows you to send energy at a distance or into the future or past. It is hard for people to grasp if they haven’t been studying energy or felt Reiki but it is very real and powerful. It can help in tremendous ways. Send it to past traumas to help heal the energy of the trauma or to future events so they will have an outcome that is aligned with the highest good.

This can help with ancestral wounds, past life trauma, childhood traumas as well as those experienced in adulthood. Sending the energy out and trusting it will go where it needs to go is meant to allow the energy to work for you because its whole nature is to harmonize. It will create subtle shifts of awareness because of the intention to heal.

Sei Hei Ki: Mental/Emotional Healing

The Sei Hei Ki Reiki symbol is meant to bring balance and harmony to the emotions and mind. It’s most known for being able to bring balance between the two sides of the brain, essentially the Yin and the Yang. If someone is overly analytical and lacking in creativity or intuition or vice versa, this is a great symbol to use. There are many emotional issues that can be harmonized by calling in this energy.

This symbol can help you think clearly, eliminate addiction, and even become more stable if your emotions are overpowering sound judgment. It is a great symbol for people who are always picking up on energy from others or their environment so that they do not become drained by the energy around them. It can help to direct the subconscious towards positive healing thoughts instead of negative fear-based ones.

Dai Ko Myo: The Master Symbol

The Dai Ko Myo Reiki symbol is a combination of the first three symbols learned in level two and is given in the master level attunement. It combines the energy of the three symbols together and helps you move beyond duality consciousness.

It is said to help one reach enlightenment and the most powerful of all the symbols. It has many uses and helps heal the soul. It ultimately helps one experience the love that pervades throughout the universe and can help them sense their connection to all that is. Many cultures have words for this but the experience likely transcends human language.

Raku: Completion

Raku is said to be the kundalini healing symbol which is given to a master Reiki healer. It is said that this symbol was added into the Usui system, so some do not consider it officially a part of the original Reiki symbols. That doesn’t negate its power though!

It is the fifth Reiki symbol given to a master practitioner and is used for grounding energy into the person. It can be used to clear all of the chakras as well. It is believed this was a Tibetian Buddhist form of healing. This can help someone who is awakened to energy integrate it into their life.

Closing Thoughts

Reiki symbols can be used simply by setting your intention to connect to their energy. You can physically draw them, visualize them or draw them in the air with your finger or hand. They help direct energy as a circuit directs electricity. You can also say the name of the symbol mentally or out loud to activate the energy of it. You may want to draw the symbols and place them on the wall to raise the vibration of the space.

Ultimately, the power of intention is what is being employed in these Reiki symbols. Thoughts are the most powerful wavelength and are able to move beyond time and space. That means we must guard our intention when using the symbols just as we must guard our thoughts. Reiki is only to help heal and never to control someone or manipulate.

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​It’s change time, friends! Are you ready? This Summer 2019 is another eclipse Summer, and that means that we all are undergoing some major change.

The first one around is the New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse that is happening on July 2, 2019. Like every New Moon, this one is going to be about new beginnings, but major ones in our lives because this New Moon is accompanied by an eclipse. In a solar eclipse, the Moon’s orbit passes between the Earth and the Sun, hiding the Sun from our view. That’s the physical sense of an eclipse. This will be followed by the lunar eclipse later this month. It’s a month of hidden information.

But spiritually, and in an astrological sense, it means that information is hidden from view. We need that information to create big changes in our lives. Sometimes we freak out when we don’t get it when we think we want it. This is the spiritual test of the New Moon. To have faith that it will come. When it does and our karmic path is clean, we win and experience some of the most joyful events of our lives.

So today, we are going to look at that forecast with the New Moon in Cancer solar eclipse happening this month!

New Moon in Cancer Solar Eclipse Themes

With the New Moon in Cancer solar eclipse, we have a few moving parts when it comes to themes. We have the New Moon, we have Cardinal Water sign Cancer, and we have a solar eclipse.

This particular New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse is, as a whole, working to connect us to our roots, our family, or the legacies in our lives that make us feel connected to the world.

New Moons, meanwhile, are all about new beginnings. But the sky is very dark under this New Moon, and that means that we can’t see what we want to see to make decisions on new beginnings. The Universe is asking us to have a little blind faith in our karmic decisions of the past so that we can make good ones now.

Then, we have the Cancer influence. This is the Cardinal sign of the Water signs undergoing an eclipse moment. Cancer is the Mother figure of the zodiac. She is the nurturer and the goddess represented by the Empress card in the Tarot. Princess Diana was a Cancer. She is the perfect example of being a Cancer. It is energy such as this soft, gentle, and spirited life that embodies this Cancer New Moon.

Lastly, the eclipse factor. This is a solar eclipse, where the Moon hides the Sun from us here on Earth. The Sun will be eclipsed, hidden, and so will material information pertaining to your sense of self.

No one knows what’s next. And the Universe is saying that is okay. All will be revealed in due time. But for now, ready yourself as best you can, starting with your New Moon in Cancer solar eclipse horoscope!

New Moon in Cancer Solar Eclipse Horoscopes

Aries – New beginnings at home.

The New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse is touching your fourth house of roots and foundations, Aries, and this is launching some new beginnings at home. These are going to be some big new beginnings, and you can expect to see them in your home life. You may have a big change with your parents, or you may be seeing changes on the actual homefront. These are changes that are going to last for several months. You may be moving in with someone or even moving into a new home on your own. The information you need is eclipsed from the picture right now, but will be available to you in due time.

What are your New Moon wishes, Aries?

Taurus – Speak your truth.

You have the New Moon eclipse working in your third house of communication, Taurus. This is going to make communication your superpower this week, and you can use communication to launch an epic new beginning. Take the lead like Cancer does to dive deep into conversation with someone. A new talk or even a new gadget may be on the agenda for you. You are seeking big changes, and taking the lead on them. You may need to make a big decision, and if you feel like you don’t have all the information now, you are right. It is eclipsed for the time being, but it will arrive just when you need it most.

What are your New Moon wishes, Taurus?

Gemini – Show you the money.

The New Moon in Cancer solar eclipse is working your second house of earned income. It’s time for you to get real about a money matter that is related to your family, Gemini. And for this one, you need to play the clean game. You may not like that news, but this is not the time for shortcuts. When you need to make a money decision, just do the right thing, Gemini. When you do, you may even see your bottom line multiply in the right direction. Things may seem all over the map now, but they won’t forever, Gemini. Get your affairs in order and you should see a nice boost in due time.

What are your New Moon wishes, Gemini?

Cancer – Shine, baby, shine.

This is your time to shine, Cancer! You’ve got the New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse working your first house of self. There are some powerful new beginnings on the docket here. They all relate to your sense of self and who you are in the world. You are inspired to do something completely out there. The change that comes now may change who you are entirely. You may be inspired to go purple with the hair for example. Or, you may just start something new with the people you love the most. It’s all about planting seeds now, Cancer. So you won’t see an epic change overnight, unless you do die your hair purple, but the change will percolate exactly the way you want it to with time.

What are your New Moon wishes, Cancer?

Leo – Karmic changes.

The New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse is correcting a big change for you, Leo. You are undergoing an ending at the same time that you are exacting a beginning. And you like this one! It’s time for you to really take a time out, as this transit is happening in your twelfth house of karmic endings. This means that you have the advantage of having a karmic angel by your side through this transit. But this is going to be emotional for you, and this means that the Universe is giving you the opportunity to take some downtime. Take some days off now as this is a big change. Reflection is what you will be inspired to do. You can expect to see change arriving through signs and whispers from your guides and angels.

What are your New Moon wishes, Leo?

Virgo – Put your self out there.

Time to get those social butterfly wings flapping, Virgo! You’ve got the New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse working your eleventh house of social circles. So it’s time to come out of your man cave or your woman nest and get your social on. Single or attached, unemployed or the CEO, when you engage with groups and friendships, you plant some powerful seeds of new beginnings. A big change is on the horizon, Virgo. And you will find it in groups. Follow that soul’s urging and connect with people. You are going to see some change when you do! This change is going to last for a few months. And you will know what groups and people to connect with when your heart sings. This is dreams coming true energy, Virgo! Use it or lose it.

What are your New Moon wishes, Virgo?

Libra – Your star will rise.

It’s a great time in your career or public status, Libra, and the New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse is going to launch something big. This is working your tenth house of career and public image, and you are going to undergo a total transformation when it comes to work or reputation. A big change is on the horizon, and all eyes are on you. A very karmic change and new beginnings are in the works, and it could last for several months for you. Plant the seeds now, Libra, and follow your heart and that little voice that you are hearing. The signs aren’t in your head. This is happening. Be on your best behaviour and the New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse is working out a big change for you. Information is on the way that will reveal everything.

What are your New Moon wishes, Libra?

Scorpio – Think big.

The New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse is working your ninth house of foreign matters, Scorpio, which is also your house of education and travel. New travel changes are on the horizon, or you may be embarking on a new method of education or higher learning. You are under a bit of a lucky streak as well, as Jupiter energy tickles the ninth house a little bit. This is a good time to listen to that little voice in your head, the good angel, and follow your soul’s urgings when it comes to expanding your current state of being. The world is a big place, and you want to make a difference in it. This solar eclipse has some amazing new beginnings that will help you to expand your mind, and lock in those Big Picture goals. Think big, Scorpio. It’s all coming into play.

What are your New Moon wishes, Scorpio?

Sagittarius – Your transformation awaits.

The New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse is working your eighth house of transformations, Sagittarius, and this means that you are going to undergo a rebirth of sorts over the next few months. It’s not going to happen overnight, but the information that you need for this change might. The seeds are being planted now and it’s not coming to major fruition just yet. This is also your house of shared resources, so money may play into this. But eighth house work is very karmic, and you can expect powerful secrets to come into play, or powerful information or sharing that will help you to set something right in your life. A new stock portfolio may be the change, or you may just have a transformative talk with someone where you share deep information about yourselves, and see a new level in your life and relationship as a result. You will know what the transformation and rebirth is when you see it. And you are creating the change. It’s time for a new you!

What are your New Moon wishes, Sagittarius?

Capricorn – Love feels new.

The relationship evolution that you’ve been craving is on the horizon with the New Moon in Cancer solar eclipse, Capricorn. This eclipse is working your seventh house of partnerships and true love. And this means that right now you are planting some exciting seeds of romance. You are going to see a big change, and in some cases, that means an ending. But under a New Moon, you are seeing a new day. It’s time to put yourself out there if you are single and do the unseen, the unknown, and try something new in love. New relationships right now are going to stand the test of time with this eclipse happening in your opposite sign! At the same time, if you are attached, you are going to be able to reach a new plateau and put something behind you for good. Don’t expect it to happen this week. But when it happens, it is going to put a smile on your face due to its long-term benefits.

Enjoy every delicious second, Capricorn. What are your New Moon wishes?

Aquarius – It’s the little things.

You have the New Moon in Cancer and solar eclipse working your sixth house of details and work, Aquarius. So you are going to see a new beginning happening on the work front, with your health, or just in your everyday routine. You may see some wonderful changes on the job or just start to feel better regarding a health matter. You may also be putting a work or health matter behind you, and whatever new beginning or change arrives, it is going to be refreshing for you. You are planting the seeds of new beginnings in a very exciting way at work. If you are looking for work, it’s time to send out those pitches and resumes, and follow the leads that make your soul hum. It’s also a good time to ask a current boss for new responsibilities. Don’t ask for money, ask for something bigger than what you do now that you know you can do well. When you do, powerful things happen beyond your wildest dreams under eclipse energy.

You deserve this, Aquarius! What are your New Moon wishes?

Pisces – Start your pleasure engines.

Ready for romance, Pisces? Well, ready or not, here it comes. You have the New Moon in Cancer solar eclipse working your fifth house of pleasures and love, and this is going to launch some exciting romantic possibilities. This is true whether you are single or attached! New beginnings of all kinds in love are possible, including with your children or other important children in your life. If you are single (or want to be), it’s time to make a big move. Just plants seeds right now. If you are attached, take some time to just reignite the fun in your relationship. Build on the nostalgic New Moon in Cancer and enhance the information received under the solar eclipse to create an exciting new beginning in love.

What are your New Moon wishes, Pisces?

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​The Runic alphabet – also known as futhark – is a mystical writing system whose origins are mysterious. This alphabet is thought to date back to the 3rd century, was used by people of Germanic regions – such as Britain, Europe and Scandinavia – and is one of the more recent lingual inventions in the grand scheme of language.

The Runic alphabet was discovered on runestones – slabs of stone with letters inscribed on them, often found near gravesites from 950 to 1100 AD – and some 50 runestones have been discovered as of today. Most runestones were found in Sweden, however they have also been discovered in Norway, Denmark and Greenland.

According to Norse mythology, Odin – the god of wisdom, divination, magic, poetry and death – stabbed himself in the heart with his own weapon and hung himself from Yggdrasil – the world tree – for over a week in order to understand the meanings of each rune. The Well of Urd, also known as the Well of Fate, provided the information that would be used to create the Runic alphabet and it was thought that this information was rich with meaning, spiritual wisdom and insight.

It is through the wisdom of the Earth and Odin’s sacrifice that we are able to use this alphabet as a metaphysical tool in our modern lives.

This alphabet was typically carved upon pieces of wood or bone, which were then used for purposes of divination through a process called “runecasting.” Runecasting is thought to utilize the wisdom of the subconscious, allowing us to see the hidden answers that lie deep within our psyche.

Futharks

The term “futhark” is based on the first six letters of Elder Futhark – the oldest Runic alphabet to have ever been identified – which represent F, U, Th, A, R and K in English. The Elder Futhark was discovered in Gotland, Sweden, inscribed on the Kylver Stone, and dates back to 400 AD.

The Younger Futhark was developed during the Viking age (circa 793-1066) and contains only 16 runes – a result of the increasingly complicated languages of Germanic tribes at that time. There are two types of Younger Futhark – long branch, whose origins are Danish, and short twig, which hail from Swedish and Norwegian cultures.

While both the Elder and Younger Futharks represent ancient Runic alphabets, it is the Elder Futhark which is inscribed on modern rune sets.

How to Read the Runes

Runecasting is an excellent method for exploring the subconscious and communing with the spiritual realm, but the idea of learning or memorizing an entirely new alphabet system can be intimidating. This is the ultimate guide for learning to read the runes and will cover the Runic meaning of each symbol within the Elder Futharks.

Elder Futharks

Fehu

Fehu is considered a rune of wealth, although it does not necessarily indicate monetary wealth. This rune represents the power and control you have to create wealth in your own life. When you encounter this rune, you may find yourself on the precipice of an influx of fortune, however you may have to work hard to receive it.

Uruz

This rune represents a power that exists outside of ourselves. If you encounter this rune during a casting, it may indicate that success or fortune is near, however you will not be in control of its manifestation.

Thurisaz

Thurisaz is a representation of the power to avoid confrontation and conflict. This rune is protective and acts as warning – there may be unexpected changes, psychological tests or adversaries to deal with soon.

Ansuz

This rune represents divinity, and is associated with stability, order, inspiration and luck. It is associated with the Divine Order of the universe and may symbolize incoming luck or opportunity.

Raidho

Raidho is a rune that represents the journey toward achieving our goals. It invites us on a journey – whether spiritual or psychical – toward our greatest desires. The casting of this stone symbolizes a need for focused energy.

Kenaz

This rune is associated with knowledge – both learning and teaching – and understanding. It symbolizes the unearthing of otherwise hidden wisdom within and invites mental clarity and increased self-awareness.

Gebo

Gebo represents harmonious connection and generosity. This rune is associated with gift-giving within friendships and relationships and mirrors the gift of life given to us by the gods. Casting this rune invites generosity of the spirit.

Wunjo

This rune represents balance and wisdom amidst chaos. Wunjo asks us to remain grounded and true to our centers when life becomes hectic and provides the wisdom to be able to do so. This rune can also be an indication of good news heading in your direction.

Hagalaz

Hagalaz represents a hailstone, which can be destructive and damaging, yet melts into live-giving water. This rune represents a challenging situation that will give way to a lesson learned.

Naudhiz

This stone represents needs and desires and the impact they can have on our psyche. Whether your needs are being met, this stone asks you to break free from restrictions and find a way to achieve your goals.

Isaz

Like ice frozen into form, this rune represents our inability to make a move in freezing conditions. We must wait until the sun comes out to flow freely once more. This rune represents a stagnant situation that requires some kind of shift before it can improve.

Jera

This rune is associated with the cycles of life and asks us to go with the flow. Just as we must wait for the harvest to enjoy the fruits of our labor, so too must we be patient when trying to accomplish our goals.

Eihwaz

This is a rune of manifestation and represents our ability to attract what we want in life. It reminds us that when one door closes, another opens – there are always new opportunities around every corner, as long as we open our eyes to see them.

Perthro

Perthro represents chance and uncertainties in life. It indicates luck – both good and bad. It could represent good luck with games of chance or the introduction of a situation beyond your control. Regardless of the potential circumstance, this rune asks you to take risks in life.

Algiz

Also known as Elhaz, this is a rune of protection and represents our power of self-control. This is a great rune to use for protective talismans and charm work, as it helps us maintain balance and invites health and happiness into our lives.

Sowilo

Sowilo provides insight into otherwise murky situations and helps us see things more clearly. It represents the sun and the light that it sheds on the darkness of our world. This rune indicates mental clarity and an ability to see things as they are.

Tiwaz

This rune represents justice within conflict and may indicate success in a legal battle. It is associated with accomplishments that do not require the personal sacrifice that some situations ask of us.

Berkana

Berkana is associated with the birch tree and represents new beginnings. Casting this rune could indicate new relationships, budding romance or an exciting career shift. This rune is all about transformation and new situations.

Ehwaz

This rune reminds of that there is a natural order and flow in life and that we must respect this flow in order to move forward with our goals. Ehwaz indicates the need for balance and good intentions in order to achieve accomplishments.

Mannaz

Mannaz represents mankind, the self and potential. It asks us to be considerate and understanding toward our peers and invites us to learn more about ourselves – who we are at our core. Casting the rune may indicate a need to be less judgmental toward yourself or others.

Laguz

Laguz is associated with water and represents our ability to go with the flow of life. This rune asks you to remain fluid and adaptable in the face of change. It is associated with hope and can indicate your need to be more hopeful and trusting that the universe will provide.

Inguz

This rune represents the willingness to put yourself out there – in love, in your career and in general. This is a protective rune that asks you to build your confidence and unleash your power.

Dagaz

Dagaz represents a grounded relationship between opposites – night and day, light and dark. This rune can indicate that protection is needed from incoming energies that will not serve you, but it can also indicate that good luck is coming.

Odal

Also known as Othala, this is a rune of nontraditional wealth – such as friendships, family, love and creative expression. Othala asks you to take stock of the blessings in your life and practice gratitude for the love surrounding you.

Why Use Runes?

Runecasting is yet another wonderful way to delve deeper into your psyche and learn more about yourself. It is also a meditative process, asking you to focus and become present in your spirit.

To begin using runes, check out Astrology Answers’ beautiful Rune Stone Set, made from pure, relaxing amethyst.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried runecasting before, this is a practice that can be learned and enjoyed by anyone.

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Astrology today provides much insight into our personalities, careers, and relationships. You may be familiar with your zodiac sign, which refers to astrology and is determined by birth, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Your birth chart is divided into 12 houses, each of which contains a zodiac sign. Relationships fall under the 7th house, which is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, and Libra, a sign that determines partnerships and compatibility.

First of all, let me explain what the term house means.

The birth chart is divided into 12 houses, and each house contains a zodiac sign. Today we are looking at relationships in your life, which falls in the 7th house. The reason the 7th house is linked to relationships is because this house is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, and Libra, a sign ruled by Venus. Libra is about partnerships and getting along with others.

How do you find out which sign is in your 7th house? It’s in your birth chart, which is not hard to get. A simple search of the Internet will provide you with multiple websites that will draw up your birth chart for you! The only caveat is that you will need to know your exact time of birth. This is because it’s important to know which planets were in which signs at the exact moment you were born.

Once you know which sign is in your 7th house, we are going to help you decode how to interpret your relationships. You’ll be able to understand the qualities you look for in your relationships, and why you’re attracted to certain people and not to others. You will be surprised at how accurately it decodes your own attractions!

Astrology Today: Signs in the 7th House

Aries – You will be attracted to doers, those with leadership abilities and those that speak their minds. Those with fierce independence often become your muse.

Taurus – You will look to see if someone takes care of their home and sticks to things long-term. You will also want someone who doesn’t frequently change their mind and isn’t easily swayed by the opinions of others.

Gemini – You’ll want someone with a playful, childlike wonder for the world. Those who have an itch to travel and discover mysteries of other cultures will likely pique your interest.

Cancer – You will want a cuddle bug and someone who values close bonds with people. You’ll seek someone who is nurturing and caring, in touch with their feelings.

Leo – You’ll be drawn to leaders and charismatic people. Those that seem to be a magnet for attention will interest you and light your fire.

Virgo – You seek someone who is orderly and considerate. You probably do not go after the typical ‘bad boy’ or ‘bad girl’ personalities depicted in films, but rather someone with a more stable personality and predictable kind demeanour.

Libra – You seek someone who is eternally optimistic and outgoing. You probably don’t like people who are reclusive and don’t make friends easily. You admire those who live for a cause and are habitually loving.

Scorpio – You find depth and mystery intriguing. You look for those who are wounded; not to heal them, but to understand the root of their pain. You get along with those who embrace their sexual side. You appreciate vulnerability and deep conversation.

Sagittarius – You crave someone who sees the big picture and wants to help the planet, explore the edges of the continents, or bring new ideas to the world. You seek those who are optimistic and not morose about life.

Capricorn – You are turned off by those without a plan. You find security in those who stick to their budget, are entrepreneurial, and not overly emotional when making decisions. You are attracted to practicality and leadership qualities.

Aquarius – You love someone who will sacrifice a normal life for something greater than themselves. You’re intrigued by someone who makes friends everywhere they go. You’re probably interested in writers, artists, or other similar visionary-type people, and not people who live for the moment.

Pisces – You’re attracted to artsy types who always follow their hearts and aren’t afraid of delving deep into their emotions. Those who love to look at life through a unique colourful lens will probably steal your heart.

Conclusion

Just viewing astrological compatibility based on sun sign is really limiting and often times not accurate. It also explains why you can be completely turned off by one Gemini but then wildly attracted to another.

Relationships don’t stop with your romantic partnerships either. Astrology today helps explain the qualities you admire in people as well as the qualities you dislike. You can see how you’re usually drawn to be friends with the same qualities you admire based on your 7th house. The 7th house is the house of marriage, but we are all quite aware that work is often a second marriage. We often choose platonic, non-romantic partnerships with just as much scrutiny, considering we can very easily spend more time with a “work wife” than the person we are actually married to, right? If you can’t communicate and relate to someone you spend 40 hours a week or more with, chances are you’re not going to be a happy camper.

Understanding astrology today can help you in the long run when choosing partners and jobs. In order to look past the allure of a big paycheck or a very physically attractive person, you can look to the 7th house to see if there is long-term satisfaction on the table. Doing this is getting real with who you are and who you’re going to jive with. We aren’t all wired to speak the same language, even though English words are coming out of our mouths. Goals and life views we want to see in others are revealed through the helpful tool of the 7th house and how we interpret astrology today.

For more about the 7th house, check out this article, Decode Your Astrology Birth Chart: The 7th House.

Understanding your 7th house in relation to someone else’s can be very helpful in unlocking the often elusive reasons why some relationships fail and others seem to fit so seamlessly. You might be surprised at the type of person you’re astrologically compatible with!

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Do you have an energy vampire in your life?

We’ve all had people in our lives, whether family, friends, or colleagues, that are a drain on our energy. In some circumstances, we are able to distance ourselves from these people who seem to take and take, giving nothing in return.

You might find yourself asking exactly what an energy vampire is, and it’s eerily similar to how it sounds. An energy vampire, also known as a psychic vampire, is essentially anyone who feeds off of the energy of others, either knowingly or subconsciously.

Unfortunately, we don’t always have the option of removing these people from our lives. For instance, you may have a demanding boss that seems to wear down on your psychic shield.

Your psychic shield is what protects you from negative and draining energies, and gives you the strength and intuition to defer hostile vibrations. But, when you’ve been around someone who’s wearing you down for a while, your psychic shield can weaken, allowing the vampire (and anyone else, for that matter) to get under your skin and into your head.

Fortunately, there are useful metaphysical tools you can use to keep your shield fortified and strong, adding a protective barrier between psychic vampires and your field of energy.

Crystals are an outstanding tool for battling many of life’s challenges, as well manifesting the things you want out of life. Crystals have many different purposes, and each crystal holds a unique charge of energy that can assist you in different ways along your journey. Many of these crystals have protective qualities that build your immunity to the negative energies of those around you.

Read on to discover the best gemstones and crystals for strengthening your psychic shield!

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline is one of the best stones for protecting yourself from unintentionally negative energies. While this stone may not protect you from those who wish to do you harm, it will protect you from those who do not realize they are getting to you. This stone acts as a goalie for the mind, rejecting harmful energies and providing a barrier for those frequencies that tend to bring us down. This crystal’s bad-to-the-bone forcefield extends to your aura, blocking bad vibes and allowing you to remain positive in the face of negativity.

Fluorite

If you do happen to find yourself in a situation where someone is actively trying to drain your energy or harm you, fluorite can assist you in avoiding the effects of such harm by protecting your energetic identity. This stone essentially provides invisibility for your aura, so that any negative energy heading toward you will have a difficult time finding you. This may seem silly, but there are some dangerous people and energies in the world that we must be aware of and protect ourselves from, and fluorite works swimmingly well for this type of protection.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz may not be the first crystal one thinks of when speaking of protection, but it has a unique effect that will help you in unexpected ways. Rose quartz helps you build up your self-confidence and self-assurance so that when people throw those negative curve-balls your way, you can easily deflect them. This stone reminds you to be gentler with yourself and practice self-love as often as possible. It’s incredibly difficult to remain strong and centered in the face of energy vampires when we aren’t telling ourselves that we are worthy of love and respect. You are awesome, and rose quartz will ensure you never forget it!

Garnet

Garnet is another stone that assists against energy vampires in an unusual way. This stone is typically a deep, crimson hue that is reminiscent of the blood coursing through our veins. This stone actually boosts your energy when you’ve been drained, giving you a little extra pep in your step when you need it most. The other interesting feature of garnet is that it actually deflects the intentions of negative energies. While protected by garnet, anyone attempting to drain your energy will actually drain the energy of the stone itself, leaving your psychic shield strong and impenetrable.

Life can be hard enough without having to worry about keeping your aura safe and protected from harmful energies around you. These crystals may not protect you from every negative aspect or person in life, but they will certainly assist you in keeping yourself and your energy safer in this world.

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Happy Birthday, Geminis!

The Sun entered Gemini on May 21st and will remain there until June 21st, meaning you Geminis have birthdays this month – and we’re here to help you celebrate!

Geminis have a youthful energy, a playful spirit and a quick wit – they bring a little sparkle into our lives. Whether you are an energetic Gemini looking for exciting ideas, or you want to honor the special Gemini in your life, this is the ultimate Gemini Birthday Guide.

What Makes Gemini So Special

Before we dive into the best celebration ideas for a Gemini birthday, let’s take a moment to talk about what makes Geminis so cool.

Geminis are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and travel, and it can be quite the trickster. (We’re looking at you, Mercury retrograde.) This aspect of Mercury can trickle into the Gemini personality, making them mischievous and leading to pranks and shenanigans.

Yet, Mercury’s influence is also responsible for the intellectual, communicative aspect of the Gemini psyche. You have a way with words and a sharp mind, making you a great problem solver. You are also adept at sharing your ideas, with a natural social ability.

Geminis are known as the Twin sign, and their personality can often possess a certain duality. You might feel as though there are two versions of yourself and struggle to find the balance between them. Your deep thoughts can sometimes cause a shift from your social, energetic self to a more serious, even sombre mood. While this can be frustrating, learning to embrace your thoughtful nature will help you adjust to darker moods or feelings.

Like Libra and Aquarius, Geminis are an Air sign – the element associated with curiosity, communication, intellect and analyzation. You are likely an overthinker, attempting to process every bit of data and information that crosses your path, which sometimes leads to indecision.

Other positive Gemini traits are creativity, a cheerful disposition, adaptability, a gentle nature, compassion and a free spirit. Like all signs, Geminis also have negative qualities, which include nervousness, moodiness, inconsistency and restlessness.

Celebrate Yourself

Whether you have a big party planned or you’re planning on going low-key this year, you should still take some time for a special celebration with yourself.

1. Create a New Journal

Try harnessing your creativity and thoughtful nature by starting a new journal, like this beautiful Sacred Rune Journal. Journaling is an excellent activity for expressing yourself and your emotions in whatever manner you like. You can write poetry, stream-of-consciousness entries or even doodle when you’re feeling restless. You might start the journal with a birthday note to yourself and a comprehensive guide to who you are right now, including your favorite books, TV shows, movies, music, current jobs and relationships and goals for the next year.

2. Go on an Adventure

Take a day to plan out and go on a new adventure, perhaps to a city you’ve never been to before or part of your own town that you have yet to explore. Head to a museum you haven’t visited or an art gallery opening. Pack a lunch and go on a hike through a serene trail. Geminis love new and spontaneous experiences, and the act of analyzing new terrain will delight your senses. You might choose to meander around and traverse the new territory on your own – free to take it all in – or bring some friends with you. You’ll feel invigorated by the experience of newness and the sensation of exploration.

3. Take a Class

Geminis also love learning new things, and stimulating your mind is an excellent way to celebrate your cerebral self. Maybe there’s a cooking class you’ve always wanted to take, or perhaps you’re more into physical activities like yoga, belly dancing or martial arts. If taking an academic class from your local community college sounds like fun, sign up. Expanding your mind can be an especially gratifying activity for intellectual Gemini.

4. Paint a Self-Portrait

Break out the art supplies, grab yourself a big canvas and try to capture yourself creatively. Self-expression is a healthy and fun way to center yourself and reduce stress – so don’t overthink it. Have fun with colors and textures, perhaps playing with mediums and mixing in magazine clippings or pretty pictures that you enjoy. Incorporate the things you love and what you love about yourself.

5. See Live Music

Your adventurous nature means that you’ve probably seen plenty of concerts and attended a music festival or two. Your birthday is an excellent time to not only celebrate yourself but your love of music. See if there’s a local indie band playing that you’d like to see, or you might even get yourself tickets for an upcoming show that you just can’t miss.

6. Bring the Spa to You

A trip to the spa can be expensive – but bringing the spa to you is not only a great way to save money, it can be even more fun to feel pampered in the comfort of your own home. Gather a few items from your local grocery store, like cucumbers – for cucumber water and those refreshing slices that go over your eyes – and sparkling water. Most floral shops sell relatively inexpensive rose petals, which make for a delightful soaking experience in the tub. Drug stores typically sell sample and travel sizes of luxurious bath and beauty products, such as facial masks and body scrubs. Give yourself a manicure and a pedicure, perhaps alongside a nice glass of wine, and spend the day treating your body and soul.

7. Spend Time in Nature

Spending time connecting to nature can leave us feeling refreshed and replenished, and your birthday is an excellent time to take in the world around you and thank Mother Nature for her gifts. You might head to your local park or nature preserve – take advantage of the landscape around you.

8. Read a Book

While this may not initially seem as exciting as some of the other activities on this list, Geminis love learning and expanding their minds – and our busy, technologically-driven lives often mean that we don’t spend as much time reading as we’d like to. Get that book you’ve had on your wishlist for months or pick up that novel you’ve had and been meaning to read for years, take a few hours to cozy up with a delicious beverage and some comfy pajamas, and dive in.

9. Go Shopping!

You might not have a lot to spend, but you deserve to get yourself a birthday treat if you can – and shopping can be about much more than spending money. Invite your girlfriends along for the ride or pop your headphones in and enjoy the added bonus of people watching, and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of baking pretzels and cinnamon buns. Head to your local thrift store and keep your eye out for an unexpected score – Geminis are notoriously lucky when it comes to finding awesome second-hand items. Or check out the local shops downtown that might have unique treasures.

10. Indulge in Your Guilty Pleasure

We all have our guilty pleasures. Whether you enjoy reading tabloid magazines, eating red velvet cake or playing video games in your pajamas, allow yourself the chance to indulge in them today. Don’t let anyone guilt you or make you feel bad. If you want to spend 5 hours watching re-runs of your favorite reality TV show, you do it with pride. As long as you aren’t hurting yourself or anyone else, give yourself the opportunity to really enjoy your day and how you choose to spend it.

Even if what you really want to do didn’t appear in this guide, hopefully it inspires you to celebrate yourself and your unique, exciting personality. What you choose to do on your birthday is up to you – but remember to have fun and enjoy yourself!

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