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Full Moon in Aquarius

The Full Moon in Aquarius arrives today! With every Full and New Moon, I like to create my own spread inspired by the energy of the Moon phase and the zodiac sign the Moon is in. For this Full Moon, I focused my spread on the desire of Aquarius to be of service.

The Full Moon and New Moon are always great times to get Tarot readings so that you can get insight into what you have accomplished during the previous Moon phase and how you can best manifest your goals and desires in the next phase. Click HERE to schedule your reading!

You can see the cards I drew for my self on my YouTube channel HERE.

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Lepidolite | A Stone for Serenity

When you are feeling stressed and unstable, lepidolite is the stone for you. Lepidolite is an excellent stone to use if you suffer from anxiety (which I do), worry, or excessive fear. This stone contains lithium which can promote emotional stability.

Lepidolite can promote a strong, stable emotional center which leads to feelings of compassion, empathy, and harmony. This crystal is calming and supports sleep and emotional healing.

Place lepidolite near electronic devices to absorb electromagnetic energy.

Lepidolite can be used in meditation to assist you in being present and connecting to your highest self. This crystal can be used in shamanic and spiritual journeying. Lepidolite encourages change, independence, and manifestation. Lepidolite also stimulates intellect and decision-making–a handy stone to have when you are faced with a challenge!

I like using lepidolite while doing Tarot readings because this stone is strongly connected with the higher chakras–the throat, third eye, and crown. Lepidolite allows me to communicate more effectively and connect more deeply to my intuition.

Click HERE to see my video about lepidolite!

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Peace and blessings–

Kelly

P.S. If you are suffering from any emotional imbalance or anxiety that is affecting your quality of life, please consult your health care provider!

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Stop Saying You’re Fine and Get a Tarot Reading

Last month I read and reviewed The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg–a book about how to change bad habits and create new good habits. His message is that developing helpful, healthy habits can make us into happier people. Today I just finished Mel Robbins’ book Stop Saying You’re Fine in which she writes that some habits–many of them seemingly insignificant, can cause us to get stuck in a life of boredom and unfulfillment.

Robbins states that many of us make excuses for not following our dreams. We get busy with life, work, family, and distracted by social media so much that we see no way to make a change. We say we are fine even though we hate our jobs, have a loveless relationship, do not get along with our kids, and envy those seemingly perfect people on Instagram and Facebook. She gives tough talk on how to stop being stuck and moving toward the life we really want.

When my oldest son when off to college, I realized that my life was going to change drastically over the next few years. My identity as a homeschooling mom was fading. All I ever wanted to do in life was to be married and have children. What would I do when my children didn’t need me anymore? I was definitely stuck.

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After reading Robbins’ book, I can see that I basically went through her “Method for Becoming Powerful and Getting What You Want” to get myself unstuck. Here what happened to me viewed through the five steps of Robbins’ method.

Step 1: Face It, You Are Not Fine
I had to admit to myself and my loved ones that no, I was not fine. I cried a lot. I didn’t know who I was anymore. Luckily, I found that Tarot could help me get through some of the bad times.

Step 2: Admit What You Want
One night I was reading yet another book about Tarot when the idea came to me that I should start my own Tarot reading business. I happened to have a domain name that I wasn’t using, so I hopped on my compter and set up my new website. Within days I had a site, social media accounts, and business cards letting the world know that I was a professional Tarot reader.

Step 3: Go Public with What You Want
I had all of the tools ready for my business, but I still needed clients! So I began learning all I could about running a business. I joined two mastermind groups to help me along the way.

Step 4: Zoom Out and Create a Map
This step has probably been the most difficult for me. I tend to create lists that can be neatly checked off to get where I want to go. Robbins suggests making a map with all of the necessary steps spread all around so that it is easy to just jump in anywhere and get a taks done. I am learning to be more fluid with my planning so that I can change course when necessary.

Step 5: Lean In to Change
Noooo! I do not like change. How am I supposed to lean into it? I am learning that change is constant when running a business so I have had to really work on this skill. I am getting better at dealing with change though. Robbins suggests taking small, very small, steps towards change so that you do not get discouraged.

After giving you the method to get what you want, she dedicates several chapters on how to keep your stamina so that your dream doesn’t fizzle away when the work gets tough. One tip she gives that I have implemented is the five-second rule (no, not the one about food on the floor) that says when you decide on a task do it within five seconds so that you don’t talk yourself out of it. I have used this strategy many times when facing business tasks that I don’t particulary enjoy.

So, stop saying you’re fine if you are not–and read this book. It is tough and no-nonsense, but full of good advice. And if you are not fine, get a Tarot reading! The Tarot can help you identify your dreams and how to fulfill them.

Peace and blessings–

Kelly

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Garnierite | Focus!

I definitely have a fondness for green stones–I added another one to my collection last week–garnierite. I had never heard of this stone until I saw it in a local crystal store. After doing some research I found that garnierite (like serpentine) exudes earthy energy. Garnierite’s energy is extremely helpful when you have goals you want to manifest–emotionally, spiritually, or physically. This crystal can facilitate abundance, growth, and success.

Garnierite uplifts the spirit.

This crystal is closely connected to the heart chakra which makes it an excellent stone to use to promote unconditional love. Garnierite also faciliates vitality, healing, and purifying negative energy. My favorite use for garnierite is for focus–use it when you need to finish a task but you are having a difficult time staying motivated.

I talk more about garnierite in this VIDEO.

I will be using garnierite during my readings this week–click on the Services tab to schedule your reading!

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Lughnasadh | The Harvest Festival

The ancient Celts celebrated a festival called Lughansadh (also known as Lammas today) around August 1 to honor the beginning of the harvest festival. The long, cold winter would be coming soon, so a good harvest was essential to everyone’s well-being through the dark half of the year.

Harvest time has definitely come in North Carolina, as evidenced by these photos I took at the Farmer’s Market this past weekend.

Greensboro Farmer’s Market

Inspired by Nature’s bounty and knowing that Lughnasadh was approaching, I decided to make a harvest-inspired wreath to celebrate the occasion.

I started with a grapevine wreath, some dried flowers and plants, ribbon, crystals, a charm, and dried oak bark. The grapevine wreath seemed an appropriate canvas on which to base my creation. I chose dried flowers and plants that would reflect the harvest of grains and fruits that the ancestors would have been gathering. The crystals are carnelian, mookaite, and orange opal–all with harvest colors. I also chose dried oak bark because the oak tree was a special Celtic symbol of strength and stability. Finally, I chose a charm with a horseshoe in reference to the horse races the Celts would hold on Lughnasadh.

First, I simply wove the plants into the wreath. Then I attached the bark, grapes, and crystals with a hot-glue gun.

Finally, I hung the wreath and sprayed it with an essential oil mist made with frankincense.

What are things you can do to celebrate Lughnasadh? Here are some suggestions:
💛 Bake some bread. Celebrate the harvest by baking your favorite bread. Or buy a fresh loaf from your favorite bakery.
💛 Visit your local farmer’s market. Enjoy the harvest in your area by buying goods from area farmers.
💛 Take a walk. Or do some other physical exercise you enjoy. During Lughnasadh, the Celts would challenge each other to physical competitions.
💛 Journal. Write about what you enjoy about this season and what you plan to do to prepare for the upcoming season.
💛 Get a Tarot reading! We can explore what you have accomplished (or not) during the first half of the year and what you can look forward to these next few months. Click HERE to schedule your reading!

Peace and blessings!

Kelly

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New Moon in Leo

Each New Moon I like to create a special Tarot spread that helps me set intentions and action steps to take during the next two weeks (until the Full Moon). The questions for this spread capture the playful, creative energy of Leo.

You can see me do this reading for myself below.

You can get your own New Moon reading on my website HERE.

Peace and blessings–

Kelly

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Rainforest Jasper | Connect to the Earth

Rainforest jasper, or rhyolite, is full of the energy of the Earth, nature, and animals. Like kambaba jasper, rainforest jasper’s earthy energy is great for use in meditation or when you really need to feel grounded or balanced. This stone is connected to the lower chakras so it is helpful in clearing your root, sacral, or solar plexus chakras. Use rainforest jasper to promote stability and clarity in your heart and mind.

Rainforest jasper promotes respect for yourself and others.

Because of rainforest jasper’s connection to the Earth, this stone is helpful in any kind of herbal healing. This crystal can also connect you with long-ago wisdom and past lives. Rainforest jasper elevates objectivity, creativity, love, and peace. Its earth energy is also helpful in manifesting physical wellness and abundance. I like to use rainforest jasper when I am feeling particularly anxious or unbalanced.

See more about rainforest jasper on my YouTube channel HERE.

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Carnelian | A Crystal for Creativity

Carnelian is a relatively hard stone (unlike selenite) that is strongly associated with the lower chakras, particularly the root and sacral chakras. Carnelian’s energy promotes grounding, sensuality, courage, and self-confidence. I first purchased a small piece of carnelian to keep on my work table as I scrapbooked to boost my creativity.

I purchased this gorgeous carnelian palm stone while on vacation in NYC.

Carnelian boosts a whole host of aspects related to the root and sacral chakras–romance, passion, warmth, joy, power, prosperity, good luck, vitality, and motivation. Carnelian works well with rose quartz to heal the heart chakra and repair relationships. Carrying carnelian with you can protect you against envy, rage, and resentment–either from others or yourself.

I use carnelian in my Tarot readings to promote bold and eloquent speech so that I can communicate messages clearly. This crystal is also useful in overcoming procrastination and indecision.

Use carnelian’s energy to decide on a Tarot reading for yourself–come on over to my Services page to schedule your reading!

Peace and blessings!

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Selenite | A Crystal for Peace

Selenite is one of the softer crystals, but what it lacks in hardness it makes up for in usefulness. Selenite promotes clarity of mind and a sense of calm and inner peace. Use selenite when you feel confused or want the honest truth to be revealed. Also use this crystal while meditating to open your crown chakra and access your intuition.

Place selenite in a grid around your house for protection.

Selenite is also useful in cleansing your aura. When you feel you have negative energy attached to you or your chakras are blocked, wave a piece of selenite around you to dispel the unwanted energy and connect to your chakras. Selenite is very handy in that it amplifies the vibrations of other stones and cleanses them.

I have three pieces of selenite around my house–a wand for cleansing my aura, a rough stone to promote peace in my room, and a palm stone on my desk to help me keep a clear mind while I work and do readings.

To see selenite up close, check out my video on YouTube!

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Six Tips for the Full Moon in Capricorn

This Full Moon in Capricorn will give you the opportunity to be industrious–reach your goals by taking them one small step at a time. Now is the time to tackle that to-do list and cross off as much as you can. The energy of the Full Moon will encourage you to put behind you the practices that you no longer need. Since this Full Moon is happening with a Lunar Eclipse, the energy will be more powerful. What should you do to take advantage of this super-charged Capricorn Moon energy?

  1. Review the goals that you made at the beginning of the year.
    By this time, you have probably forgotten or needed to change many of the resolutions you made when 2019 began. This mid-year Full Moon is a perfect time to revisit your goals, discard the ones that no longer serve you, and make new ones!
  2. Get a new planner.
    Many planner companies offer a mid-year planner that runs from July – June or December. If you are bored with your current planner (me raising my hand!) or have never used a planner, now is an excellent time to dive into a new one! (Also buy some pretty pens to use in your planner so that you are more likely to write things down!)
  3. Choose one small area to clean or declutter.
    So often cleaning and decluttering becomes a montrous task that seems impossible to tackle. Right now use the hard-working Capricorn energy to just take on one small area to clean or declutter. Pick just one drawer, cabinet, or countertop to clean or rid of unused items.
  4. Start a new habit.
    Is there some thing in your life that you would like to be doing regularly? Now is a good time to focus your energy in starting a new habit–taking a short walk everyday, drinking more water, or maybe doing a few minutes of meditation each morning. The energy of this Full Moon will give you the discipline to follow through on your goal.
  5. Journal.
    Writing in a journal either on paper or electronically can open up any blockages or dispel any negative energy that you are holding onto. Some journaling prompts for this Full Moon in Capricorn:
    🌕 How can I best use the energy of this Full Moon to achieve my goals?
    🌕 What is holding me back from manifesting my true desire right now?
    🌕 What area of my life needs the most attention?
  6. Get a Tarot reading!
    A Tarot reading can reveal what you have accomplished (or not) since the New Moon, let you know what energies are affecting you today, and guide you to what is in your future. The Full Moon is a great time to receive insight from the Tarot cards into what is important in your life right now. Click HERE to go to the Services page and choose which reading you would like for this Full Moon!
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Happy Full Moon in Capricorn! Remember this energy will stay with you over the next two weeks or so, so you have plenty of time to take full advantage of the hard-working energy coming your way.

Peace and blessings!