Season 3 Episode 6

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Welcome back to the WAYIYJ Podcast!!!

Season 3, Episode 6 is live!

I’m coming to you today with Annabel Gat, Brooklyn-based astrologer and podcaster, to talk about being a professional astro-queen! We discuss personal reach out, doing what you love full time, and the length of the hustle.

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Listen up and stay witchy ( *)

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Full Moon in Libra Reflections

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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! ( *)

Season 3 Episode 5

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Welcome back to the WAYIYJ Podcast!!!

Season 3, Episode 5 is live!

I’m coming to you today with Alexandra Roxo, LA-based filmmaker and leader of Moon Club, to talk about starting up and running a matriarchal business! We discuss what it’s like leading rituals, rope play with Shibari, and how to be an empath in business.

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Season 3 Episode 4: Moon Magick

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Welcome back to the WAYIYJ Podcast!!!

Season 3, Episode 4 is live!

I’m coming to you solo today! It’s a short episode where I go over the moon cycles and different magic to be performed at each point ( *)

Listen up and stay witchy ( *)

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Season 3 Episode 2

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Welcome back to the WAYIYJ Podcast!!!

Season 3, Episode 2 is live!

I’m coming to you today with Romina Rosales, LA based activist, to talk about starting up a non-profit organization. We discuss the importance of meditation, investing in your mental health, and how the universe conspires for you to win when your message is aligned.

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Season 3 Episode 1

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Welcome back to the WAYIYJ Podcast!!!

Season 3, Episode 1 is live! Wahoo!

I’m coming to you today with Gabriella Herstik, LA based witch and author, to talk about starting up a career in writing. We discuss practical strategies for getting gigs, how to get big names in your byline, and channeling your matron Goddess.

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Super Blue Blood Moon Reflections

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Hello my gorgeous blogging community, how I’ve missed thee!!

I have had so many things pop up since the last full moon, and I’m so grateful to be able to write and share with you all again.

As many of you know, I have switched gears on my blog to writing only during/ after a full moon, so that I can keep my writing feeling inspired, rather than like a chore. My two day a week endeavor was starting to feel mundane, so I cut it down significantly.

But here’s what: we have a lot to discuss!!

I want to talk about a big topic this month, with many nuances beneath it. Let’s discuss ENERGY!

Since our last full moon, I’ve been making major energetic shifts within my business and personal life. I’ve been focusing on dating more, drinking less, expanding my business opportunities, and narrowing my focus to only entrepreneurs. WOWEE!

But let’s get to the nitty gritty of what all of this means:

I have decided to put myself FIRST.

2018 has been full of lessons already, but the key point is that I started with the intention of creating more space for my Craft and my mental well being, so that I could fully prosper as a powerful witch and help others do so in the process. And that is how every goal should start: with intention.

Now, my clients know this very well, but what comes next is the scary part.

Destruction.

A lot of negative habits had to be destroyed in the process, and I feel like many of them have come to a close with this Full Moon.

The theme of this Full Moon is a tying of loose ends. The feelings that were stirred up since the August 2017 solar eclipse have come to a sort of resolution, and for me that meant minor self sabotage in both my business and personal affairs. And while they exist on a much smaller scale than a few years ago, we can always stand to improve, right?

First off, I have erected FIRM boundaries in my business. For too long I have been lax with clients, and even potential clients, for fear of losing them, but it took a real kick in the pants to practice what I preach and set rules for how I run my biz. I applied how I use boundaries in my day to day relationships and put them to use at WW, and the results I have seen are AMAZING. I wrote out a Mission Statement and Business Commandments and keep them in my planner so they are at the forefront of my mind.

Second, I have been working hard on cutting down on drinking. I have always been a social butterfly, and going out and enjoying a drink has been a regular part of my life. But I’m finding that, more than it being enjoyable, it has become a chore and a form of self sabotage, and while it doesn’t look like what it used to, Shawn 2.0 just isn’t here for it. It’s going to be a journey, but my intention is behind mindfulness 100% in 2018.

I always find that being honest in your journey and focusing on what really needs healing is the only way to get lasting results. Cutting corners and racing to the finish line is never going to make you feel fulfilled at the end of the day. So I hope my transparency doesn’t scare you, but rather inspires you to be honest with what you TRULY need to work on. Cuz honey, there’s always something.

So since I’ve been traveling through my destruction stages (The Tower and The Devil have been Tarot stalking me) I have kept my sights on the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve already seen fantastic bouts of abundance as I work honestly through my “up-leveling” and can’t wait to see what’s in store the next go-around! I have manifested a speaking opportunity on a Summit of over 1500 women, a feature in a print magazine, new sponsors for my podcast, AND MORE. These mindset shifts are so important, and it takes guidance to stay on top of them.

So I invite you dear, to ask yourself, what needs to be destroyed today? What are you unavailable for? How can you become a better you?

Remember that transformation is a necessary part of life, and to stay witchy ( *)

 

Ways to Honor Your Body, Mind, and Soul in the Winter Months

For many of us, it’s hard to slow down when it gets cold. But going against nature and what our body needs causes us unnecessary stress (and sometimes even depression.) Use any of these quick tips to honor hibernation season and preserve your strength to kick ass for the long run, instead of burning out entirely.

  • Know what your body is asking for: Listen, I totally understand that you’ve made a pact with yourself to get up at 5am and work out, but what do you do when you know you’re getting sick? Do you push through it anyways, only to find that you’re sicker for longer after that CrossFit class? Sometimes staying in bed isn’t worth feeling guilty over, and will preserve your health for longer lasting results.
  • Obligations don’t exist: Holiday parties are fun, sure, but they can fill your social calendar to the point of literal anxiety. You’re allowed to say no, and to stay home in your pjs while you warm by the fire. I’m not saying to completely be the Hermit, but also know when to say “no.”
  • If you have to, schedule downtime: Now this might be the type A in me talking, but if it isn’t in my planner, I simply won’t do it. If your schedule is jam packed to that point, I suggest scheduling in a movie at home so you KNOW you have to sit down and relax. Write in “bubble bath” at 8pm and don’t bring your phone. Anything to honor the resting period.
  • Remember gratitude: If you’re so busy with Christmas shopping, holiday parties, work events, etc. that it makes you want to scream, remember to be grateful that you have things going on. You could be one of the humans out there on the street in the snow, and even though it may seem like they’re not doing much, they certainly aren’t relaxing. Be grateful for your busy schedule, and make time for yourself because you have the freedom to do it.

All in all, just remember you’re shooting for longevity, and pushing against your body will not serve you. Mind the seasons, honor rest, and stay witchy ( *)

As The Seasons Change

IMG_5260A big part of being a witch is being receptive to nature, and this past year I have been more aware of the seasons than ever. Growing up in LA, you don’t really have a sense of the seasons because the weather is always great, and I honestly think that was adding to this empty feeling that I had there.

I wasn’t getting the reminders that I so painfully needed.

Two days ago marked the first snowfall here in NYC, and I remembered to go really gentle on myself and use the cue from the weather to slow down and reconnect with my values. Usually during these next three months I have to fight seasonal depression, but this year feels completely different. It feels like honoring myself with a slow pace is exactly what I need.

As with the Hermit, I will be spending more days inside, more days resting, and more days reflecting. With warm sweaters, tea, and love in my heart, I will be remembering what our ancestors would do during the winter solstice. I will honor my animal side and take more naps during hibernation season. I will rest and reflect so that I can blossom in the spring.

The Wheel of Fortune reminds us that things move in cycles, and as with any natural progression, there is a point of stillness. Taking things easy feels right and natural. It is time to recharge our bodies!

And this doesn’t mean I will stop working, or even stop playing. But it does mean my level of consciousness surrounding my body’s adaptability and needs will be heightened. It means there will be no shame in rest.

So remember to listen to your aches and pains. Your sniffles and breath. Because slowing down now will give you longevity later. Stay aware and stay witchy ( *)

ThursdayThinks: Ways to Exercise Boundaries in Business

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Want some tips on how to keep your personal flavor, while maintaining a business savvy?? It’s difficult to be an empath as an entrepreneur, but check out these tips to stay on top of the game!

  • Know your worth and align it in every practice: What do you think you’re ACTUALLY worth? Think about what your practice/ business affords the world, and lead with confidence around it.
  • Know when to cut the dialogue short: If you’re in the middle of being taken advantage of, in whatever the case, get yourself an exit strategy. Know how to identify when people are asking for too much (i.e. to a point of making you uncomfortable) and remember that you are allowed to not participate.
  • Set some ground rules, and don’t break ’em: It’s important to have a policy in place for your business, because when you come from an empathetic place (like I do) you want to do favors for everyone. Policies help set the standard.
  • Consistency is key: Remember when I said “don’t break ’em”? I mean it. To convey consistent policies is the only way to command respect, in your personal life AND your business.
  • Communicate effectively: Let your customers or clients know your policies in a firm manner! This can be hard for empaths, because we are sensitive ourselves, but firm (not rude!) communication is the real winner here.

Practicing these tips is not only going to help you run your business effectively, but it will amp up your energetic flow! This kind of confidence around the worth of your business will bring respectful customers and ideal clients to your doorstep! Practice carefully and stay witchy ( *)