Tag Archive | Healing

Card of the Day-5 June 2017

Today’s Card of the Day is the Ace of Cups reversed with two other cards to clarify: The Star and Queen of Disks (Pentacles). IMG_20170605_044624

We want to heal the world and certainly could agree that it is in need of it. Every day we are bombarded by images and stories of destruction, fear, hate, ignorance, and intolerance. This is unbearable, especially for an empath or healer. We want to spread light into the world. We want to help. However, we can’t spread anything from an empty cup which is bound to happen when we allow ourselves to become drained. We invest so much of our time and energy into these stories and our mission that we forget we must care for ourselves as well. It’s only practical. Before we can share our light, we must be in control of our bodies and selves. Take time to refill your own heart with light. Do something that brings you joy. Go for a walk, paint, dance, play with a pet. Anything to recharge your own heart chakra so that you may be the luminous healer and lightbearer you were meant to be.

This is going to perhaps be the running theme for a bit as this certainly isn’t a quick fix sort of issue. So how can we possibly hope to accomplish this besides fueling our own IMG_20170605_045902joy? I pulled an oracle card for guidance and had one jump out as well. The meaning was more than spot on and I almost gasped when I saw it because duh, why didn’t I think of that?! The actual card pulled actually had me laughing because it took me a moment. So, the card pulled was Full Moon (Completion) which confused me because I didn’t get the completion part. I realized this card was being literal and referring to the Full Moon which is on the 9th. It’s a time to set intentions, release what is no longer serving us, and do manifestation magick. The jumper was Rainbow (Blessings). We can recharge ourselves by counting our blessings each and every day since gratitude raises our vibrations. However, it would seem that this Full Moon is particularly important to do so.

Be grateful for what is right and good in the world, set some intentions, recharge yourself, do some TLC, ignite your passions so that you may spread more light into this world so that we may be healed and whole again.

 

*Tarot Cards are from the Thoth Deck which I am loving more and more! Oracle Cards are from the Earth Magic Oracle Deck by Steven D. Farmer.

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

Card of the Day-8 May 2017

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Card of the Day

3 Swords Reversed

Today the focus is on love and forgiveness. Love is the highest vibration and the frequency through which we connect to Spirit and the Divine more readily and with ease. It may be difficult, and you may have reason, but allow yourself to forgive others. When we hold grudges and anger we don’t leave much room for love to enter into our lives and hearts. Our vibrations lower. Instead forgive them. If you can’t do it for them then please, do it because you love yourself. As Buddha said, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows, pain and love, that we must learn to grow instead of remaining stagnant.

Wait, what does this have to do with love? Love is the vibration we should aspire to, radiating forth from our being and into this world that is in much need of it. This doesn’t mean that state of being is possible at every moment. We are human after all. This is where forgiveness comes in. As I said, we’re human which means we’re prone to fallacies, mistakes, and just plain old screw ups. Just as important as it is for us to apologize, we likewise need to forgive. Don’t forget: forgiveness isn’t forgetting. You can forgive someone and never trust them again. My pawpaw has this saying he picked up somewhere that I’ve heard countless times, “Love their soul but hate their ways.” We should love everyone but that doesn’t mean we have to like them. We’re all companions on the same journey, we’re all spirits having a human experience, and we all contain sparks of the Divine. By realizing we come from the same source but have different lessons to learn does make it easier to love everyone as your fellow brothers and sisters while not necessarily agreeing with them.

Forgive those who have wronged you so that you may heal and instead raise yourself to the pure vibration of love. Love everyone—even if you don’t like them. Share your love with the world. Do something that brightens up each day. Help others. You can still fight injustice with love in your heart. When we can radiate this unconditional love, life becomes a joyous celebration of all that is.

 

(I hope this makes sense. The words were just evading me this morning as I couldn’t find exactly how to articulate what it was the card was telling me.)

Card of the Day-14 February 2017

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Card of the Day

8 of Chalices

Well, interestingly enough we had this card earlier this week as well. Maybe there was some work left undone or work we perhaps weren’t ready to deal with at the time? Either way, now’s just as good as any. Reflect today on emotions and feelings that you may have been holding onto and suppressing so that you may finally be able to release them. Given today being Valentine’s Day, take a look also at past relationships, past heartaches and breakups to see how they may be still effecting your vision of love and relationships. It’s time, My Darling. Let those old feelings that no longer serve you go. Release them so that you may allow new feelings, experiences, love, and relationships into your life. 💕

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! May your day be filled with love and joy!

From the Rider-Waite Deck.

Offering Stones

Hello, beautiful spirits! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! I was going through my witchy cabinet earlier in search of a crystal when I noticed my jar of offering stones I’d made around Ostara that I thought I would make a post about because they are one of my favorite things to make as well as being something very useful as soon our gardens and plants will be abundant enough and ready to harvest. Before I found the recipe for offering stones, I’d thought about using corn meal as an offering whenever I was able to plant some things as at the time we were in the process of moving and it was just too chaotic!

I found the recipe originally on CharmingPixieFlora’s youtube channel but it has since been deleted. However, the video that she was inspired by can still be found here: How to make Offering Stones. It is a good video so I recommend also taking a look at it. 🙂 I will also include the instructions below. I made these stones my own by the herbs I added as well as a few crystals.

Here is the recipe, and then I will describe the herbs and crystals I added.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups organic flour
  • 2 cups warm spring water
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 2 tbsp organic oil
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar (optional)

 

  1. Mix the flour, water, salt and oil and tartar.
  2. You want the sides to stop sticking to the side.
  3. Low heat and keep mixing.
  4. Take it off heat to cool.
  5. Make into stones.
    1. Can add glitter, color, herbs, Fairy wings
  6. To add whatever, push a hole in the middle and keep folding it in itself then roll it.
  7. Takes about 2-3 days for them to harden.

**I constantly turn them over so they will dry evenly.

 

The herbs I added were Lavender, Rosemary, and Peppermint.  All three herbs were chosen for their magickal properties of love and healing. I wanted to give the plant I harvest some extra TLC. I want it to continue to grow vibrant and abundant so let’s give it some healing.  I also couple lavender with nature spirits, plant devas, and fairies so it also is used to thank them. I mixed them together in my mortar and pestle until I found the aroma pleasing and felt they were ready. (I added the herbs when I was forming the balls so they were already there when the stones were drying.) As I mixed them together, I chanted my desire of healing and love and used my magickal voice so that my intention vibrated through my body and into my herbs. Just to give it a bit more oomph, once done mixing and grinding I held my hands over the mortar and pestle and sent my intention into the mixture while strongly visualizing an abundant plant that was well tended and alive.

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Look at these colors!!!

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Such a beautiful Spring colored blend AND it smells AH-MAZING! 

I added crystal chips as well so once the stone decomposes the crystals will be left and their energy can add to the magick and plant itself. I chose Green Aventurine and Peridot for abundance, Rose Quartz for love, and Citrine to sort of keep them energetically fresh, something I actually got from Flora who instead does it with her oils. I pressed out each piece of dough, added a few pinches of herbs which made my hands smell FANTASTIC!, before laying out a sort of crystal grid even though I knew once I started to roll and knead the dough, it would shift and change. Once done, I left them to dry before placing them in a well sealed jar.

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Before crystals–guys, seriously I’m in love!

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Finished stone–before drying 🙂

I hope you have a blessed day and if you decide to make this, let me know what magickal goodies you decide to add to it! 🙂 Make it your own! Put your own twist on things! That’s what makes it fun! 😀

 

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

My Chakra Crystal Set

Hello, beautiful spirits! I hope ya’ll are having a wonderful day! I pulled out my chakra crystal set that I put together earlier because I really just feel like I need a good cleansing and healing for all my chakras. Hey, it happens! As I pulled them out, I figured I would share with ya’ll which crystals I use. I used to use my small tumbled crystals and would use up to three per chakra but gradually I ended up purchasing a rough stone for each chakra–which hadn’t been my intention when buying them. Only one of them is tumbled in my pouch.  Personally I think it’s easier to feel and really connect with the energy of rougher stones than the smooth, tumbled ones. Either work perfectly well.

My pouch I keep them in is my favorite just because I actually like the feel of it. It actually was a gift pouch that contained a packet of hot cocoa when my mom gave me a hot cocoa gift set one Christmas! 🙂 I’m not sure what sort of fabric it is but it doesn’t matter. I cleansed and consecrated it before ever using it for magickal purposes.

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To begin, I have Red Jasper for the Root Chakra which is by far my pick for this chakra. The stone has a wonderful energy and it’s become one of my favorite stones that I’ve actually named it Big Papa! haha, it always makes me laugh when I tell myself I need to pull Big Papa out! For those who don’t know a whole lot about the chakras, the root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is related to the element of earth. I don’t want to go into too much detail in this post regarding the chakras as I’m planning on doing a post on them individually. The color for this chakra is crimson red which is another reason I love Red Jasper as it matches the color vibrations of the chakra as well. This chakra deals with survival, security, and grounding. It is our energetic foundation.

The next chakra is the sacral which is about creativity, energy, and sexuality and is located at the lower abdomen, so close to the womb area. It’s color is vermillion orange and for this charka I like carnelian. The carnelian I have for it is more of a brownish color than a bright orange like most carnelian seen. I’ve had great experiences with both of these types of stones.

The Solar Plexus is above the naval, between the naval and sternum, and deals with our personal power. Its element is fire and the planet its associated with is the sun. The color for this chakra is yellow and I love citrine for this chakra. However, I’ve recently begun to experiment with Honey Calcite which I have in my set. If you haven’t seen this stone before, it literally looks like a slab of frozen honey! It’s beautiful and very happy of a stone.

Located in the center of the chest which makes it very easy to remember is the heart chakra. This chakra deals with unconditional love, healing, and nurturing. While you would naturally assume the color for this chakra is pink, which can be used, its traditionally green. When I first begun working with this chakra, I was like green doesn’t feel right. I don’t really resonate with it so I worked exclusively with pink which did work. Therefore, my stone of choice had been–take a guess!–rose quartz. We all know the loving and gentle energy of this stone which is why it’s such a wonderful choice for this chakra. Associating it now with green I use Green Aventurine.

Continuing up the body, we come to the throat chakra which is located, yup, at the throat–base of the neck. It’s color is blue, especially a sky blue. This chakra deals with communication, self-expression, and speech. The planetary rulers are Mercury and Neptune. I’ve used blue calcite for this chakra which worked well, especially since it matches the light blue color but now I prefer sodalite which is becoming another favorite. I have too many favorites apparently.

I think the next chakra is one of the most known and probably most popular even though people may not realize its a chakra. The brow or third eye is located between and slightly above the eyebrows. This deals with intuition, self-knowledge, and wisdom. The color is Indigo and perhaps the most common stone used for this chakra, which I also use, is amethyst. If you’ve seen my top five crystals, you know I love me some amethyst. The planetary association is Jupiter.

The final chakra is the crown which is located a couple of inches above the top of the head. It deals with our Higher Consciousness, connection to the Divine and All That Is, and spirituality.  It’s color is violet although some people prefer white or rainbow. When I first began working with the chakras I used clear quartz for this but now I like to use selenite and actually have a small piece that I keep in a small bag within the brown pouch to try to keep it from chipping or anything since the other stones are very rough and hard.

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I hope ya’ll enjoyed this post and comment to let me know what stones you use! 🙂

Brightest of Blessings!

The Autumn Witch

I do hope to update this post later with a much better photo! 🙂