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Happy Full Moon all! I’ve missed you this month!

I have been curating an anthology for Sexual Assault Awareness month, scheduling events, and booked solid with readings. It’s been an incredible month, but I’ve missed writing!

This month our Full Moon falls in the sign of Libra, which is a sign of community and others. It opposes our fiery sign of Aries in the Sun, which is of the self. It is also a Blue Moon, or the second full moon in a month, and occurring during Mercury retrograde.

Lot’s of energy in the sky!

If you’re part of my ritual subscriptions, you’ve already seen the emails go out for manifesting on this Full Moon. It’s a special Full Moon, as are all, but in the way that it is complex in nature. We find a duality of the self versus the community, we must speak with heartfelt and careful intention (because our messenger planet is retrograde,) and we have extra oomph in this power because of the Blue Moon.

So be careful with your casting, because this moon is nuanced!

That being said, for this past month I have been hyper focused on my self with the return of Aries. Health has been a major concern for me. The snow is melting, the weather is getting slowly warmer, and I’ve been inspired to treat my body with TLC.

Usually, I live like a total bachelor. Grub Hub is ordered at least three times a week, I don’t cook, and I love fatty foods. During the winter, I have many excuses for comfort food, but living by myself has prompted me to adult just a little better.

I went on a food shopping spree, learned to cook two meals, and prepped some easy to grab things for my fridge. The issue behind my poor eating habits is laziness, so I learned to navigate around that by spending an hour in the kitchen on Monday preparing a pasta and some chicken for the week.

No more excuses!

My skin regimen has also been on pointe for the past month. I have been using a jade facial roller, washing my face twice a day, using a face serum and hyper hydrating face lotion, and my skin has been looking superb! I’ve also been drinking a lot more water, and I can tell that my body feels nourished.

Being focused on self care has done wonders for my self confidence, and adding that extra bit of intention just gives me so much joy and gratitude.

For this Full Moon, however, I have been meditating a lot on how to better serve my community. For over a week prior to this Full Moon energy, I have been asking myself the deep questions on how to better serve all of you.

I have abolished a lot of what I thought was gimmicky or inauthentic from my marketing. I have set bigger boundaries. And while that is self focused, it also allows me to better and more genuinely serve my community.

And that’s what this Full Moon is all about.

So celebrate well, my witches, and know that caring for yourself first helps you to be a better teacher, lover, manifestor, and witch.

Stay witchy babes! ( *)

Where Are You In Your Journey: Episode 4

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Episode 4 is live! I’m coming to you solo today to talk about the podcast, a short version of my journey, and overall witchiness.

 

Listen below and subscribe on iTunes!

 

Making Up Stories

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The Moon tells us about our fears, anxieties and illusions. They work from the inside. And when we project them, we can alter our reality.

In order to make sense of what is going on in the world around us, our minds will create wild fairy tales to help us feel like we can get every side of the story. We start assuming what we don’t know as a half-assed attempt to control what is uncertain. This is dangerous for a lot of reasons, but at it’s core, it is dangerous because it is almost always negative.

Approaching the unknown with a positive mindset is scary to us, because we don’t want to set ourselves up for failure. We were always told “Don’t get your hopes up,” so now we sabotage our thinking process into making everyone around us malicious. We are trying to protect ourselves and keep ourselves one step ahead of hurt, understandably. It is easy for us to tell a friend that they shouldn’t think that way, but we can very rarely do that for ourselves.

So when do we make up stories? What exactly does that look like? Well, for example, if someone you’re dating doesn’t text you back right away, it can look like this:

“Ok I must have done something wrong. He’s over it. He met someone else. I should have known that it wasn’t going to work out. Etc Etc Etc”

See that spiral? It happened so quickly!

This is a defense mechanism. Faith and the unknown are terrifying, and coming from a past pain may leave you assuming the worst. But the problem here is you aren’t actually protecting yourself. You’re sabotaging yourself.

I work a lot with energy here, and energy is input/output. If you put in negative, you will receive negative. And while it is a vulnerable spot to sit in positivity and expect nothing but great things, you can also prepare yourself to bounce back from the negative (if it happens) with all of the inner work you continue to do. Don’t let your fairy tales rule you. Don’t let make-believe monsters manifest in reality. Live in a positive light, and stay witchy ( *)

How Do I Get to Where I Want to Be?

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The World signifies wholeness; a complete circle. And that’s what we are all shooting for, right? To feel complete?

Well, after seeking out some less than desirable traits I possess and the woman I would like to become, we have finally come to the last segment of this three part exercise. Hopefully, if you got inspired and decided to do it along with me, your personal obstacles were brought to light as well as the goal you’re gunning for. Bringing this awareness to a surface level presents choices for you at many different times of the day. Now lets explore how to go make the right decision based on my shortcomings versus my inspirations.

 

Starting with self pity, if I found myself getting sour faced and ready to throw my hands up, I would take a breath and remind myself of Strength. It might seem dark, but through strength and patience you can endure. And the way that I would switch from self pity to patience, was through the work of repeating mantras to myself.

Blocking my heart and setting up walls is another fallback that I exhibit. But as the Ace of Cups reminds us to be open to intimacy and trust our intuition, we must break through the fear of being hurt first. To work through this, I have set intentions for the day, and when a choice faces me, I do my best to act openly and honestly, rather than working with anger and aggression to ward off harm. This one is a big one. But waking up and setting a true intention helps to keep this practice alive. It is very powerful.

The fear of having a lack of direction is a pretty complex one, because it isn’t easily pinpointed. The real problem is the anxiety surrounding the issue. The Queen of Wands lives a busy and active life, and since I want that for myself, I set goals throughout the day to achieve. I must go with the flow during the day, but setting a plan to achieve daily goals helps with the anxiety. Deep breaths help with the rest. Day by day.

Succumbing to anxiety is a big player in my pitfalls, but if I am ever to be as bold and original as the Two of Wands, I must first learn to trust my capabilities and be confident in them. There is no reason not to be; by this time I feel like I have proved to myself how much I can accomplish. But sometimes those voices in your head are better at keeping you down than lifting you up. So in order to combat this, I made a list of all of the times in life I felt that I had overcome something and then wrote how I did it (much like this exercise.) To see everything laid out on paper was visual proof that my anxieties are not as strong as I am, and reminding myself of that when I start to get anxious helps to quell the feeling.

Lastly, taking impulsiveness and taming it with moderation has proven to be a bit easier to do than previously thought. If I feel like I absolutely need to do something, I give myself 24 hours to sit on it. If I still find it to be just as pressing 24 hours later, than I will go through with it. But 9 times out of 10, it just isn’t that important.

These were my findings throughout the week. It proved to be very enlightening to me, and having everything come out so clearly by defining it out loud really helps to make the change. I hope you found some clarity in this exercise as well.

Now in closing, I want to share this awesome quote by Linda Evangelista:

“No one is born with perfect eyebrow.”

I love this quote because not only is such a great metaphor, but its so imperfect in it of itself ( It’s eyebrowS, Linda.) Your whole life is a journey and the way you want to live it is up to you. I intend to live my life up to my full potential, so when I see room for improvement, I go for it. Do I intend to be perfect? Absolutely not. But do I want to find happiness by minimizing my own negativity? You bet. So get your shapers out and start stenciling your perfect brow, because these are my findings from this week. Start finding yours. Stay witchy ( *)

Crying is Therapeutic

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When this card is reversed, it signifies the releasing of pain. And what better way to do that than have a good, old fashioned cry fest?

For many of us, we see tears as a sign of weakness. We spent the better part of our lives trying to mask any emotion that would trigger crying. We feel embarrassed when we cry. But why is that? Why do we steer clear of a natural response to pain?

In my opinion, the bravest thing a person can do is to feel their emotions truly. Rather than shove them deep down into the depths of their soul and try to hide them forever, or mask them with alcohol or any sort of addiction, to be able to feel your feelings in a raw way is an amazing thing. To step up and face these emotions with courage and acceptance is heroic, and we have the opportunity to do this every day.

I have definitely felt the repercussions of masking and hiding my feelings. It doesn’t work. Those feelings are tricky little bastards and they will manifest in many ways. Be it eating disorders, addictions, reckless behavior, or just plain snapping at people you are close to. If you don’t deal with your feelings, they’ll find a way to cry for help. Not until you learn how to address your emotions will you truly find balance.

And honestly, what feels better than having a good cry? Sometimes I feel like I need a purge of emotions so I play some sad songs or turn on a sad movie and just ball my eyes out. Its healthy. And although you may need to freeze some spoons to avoid puffy eyes, your emotional burden will be lightened.

So go on Netflix, watch The Notebook (I’m only half kidding) and have a cry fest. Stay true and stay witchy ( *)