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Mindful Ways To Connect With The Earth’s Energy

We are not separate from nature. We are part of it. Yet, our modern day lives are very good at separating us from the earth’s energy. This schism leaves us fractured and disconnected.

Countless people suffer because they’ve lost touch not only with the earth’s energy but also with their own nature and their own inner wisdom and energy.

The earth’s energy is the perfect remedy for this modern-day disconnect. When you open yourself up to receive the earth’s energy, you can restore balance and start a powerful process of self-healing.

The Earth’s Energy and Your Body’s Energy

The earth is always bathing the world in an orderly electromagnetic field, full of rich and dense vibrations. This energy brings healing, harmony, and order to all of the planet’s beings, including you. Earth energy, along with cosmic energy, makes up a lot of the positive energy inside you.

The earth’s electromagnetic field has a normal range of 7.8 Hz, which is also known as the Schumann Resonance. Not only is this the resonance of the earth, but it’s also found in the human body.

The cavity of the human body resonates at 7.8 Hz, and so do our Alpha and Theta brain waves. These brain waves are associated with intuition, inspiration, calmness, and relaxation.

In short, the earth’s natural range of 7.8 Hz matches our own biology, and when we connect with it, it enhances our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Signs You’re Not Connected To The Earth’s Energy

When this free and healing energy is either blocked from entering our bodies, or when you simply don’t have enough of it, it can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, and inflammation.

Here are additional signs that show a disconnect from the earth’s energy. Do any of them sound familiar?

  • Getting distracted easily
  • Constantly overthinking things
  • Always worrying
  • Getting caught up in personal drama
  • Obsessed with getting material things
  • Obsessed with your own image

8 Mindful Ways to Connect With The Earth’s Energy

Show Gratitude

What is your attitude toward the earth? Do you take it for granted? Or, do you shower it with gratitude? Do you have a favorite tree or houseplant? Is there a flower that always catches your eye? Is there a park you like to spend time in? Do you walk along the river, or go swimming in the sea?

These are not just aspects of the earth that you enjoy. These are points of entry where you can show your gratitude to Mother Earth.

Pray To Mother Earth

In his book, Love Letters to Earth, Thich That Hanh writes, “When we look into our own bodily formation, we see Mother Earth inside us, and so the whole universe is inside us, too. Once we have this insight of interbeing, it is possible to have real communication, real communion, with the Earth. This is the highest possible form of prayer.”

Consider praying to our Earth. This doesn’t mean you worship her. Instead, Thich That Hanh invites us to love and take care of her. After all, she provides a safe refuge for us during our earthly existence. And what better energetic being to have an intimate conversation with than Mother Earth?

Eat Seasonal Foods

The earth’s abundance matches our own physical needs. So, in the summer, focus on eating seasonal, fresh foods. In the fall and winter, avoid cooling foods and drinks, which, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, weaken the digestive system and diminish our inner fire.

Instead focus on grounding foods that literally come from the earth, such as root vegetables, and yellow and orange-colored produce. These foods provide the nutrients we need in those specific seasons, and they ground the body, too. Remember, be grateful for the abundance of beautiful food the earth provides.

Take Nature Walks

The American Public Health Association (APHA) released a statement saying, “People of all ages and abilities enjoy higher levels of health and well-being when they have nature nearby in parks, gardens, greenways, naturalized schoolyards and playgrounds, and natural landscaping around homes and workplaces.”

So, make the choice to find these green spaces and enjoy them whenever you can. You can breathe some fresh air, enjoy natural sunlight and even hug a tree. Connecting with another earth being can balance your own energy field.

What if you can’t get outside? And what if you work in a cubicle all day? You can gaze on a picture of nature and meditate upon it. Or, you can close your eyes and imagine your favorite natural landscape. Maybe it’s a snow-capped mountain. Perhaps it’s a lazy river going with the flow. Whatever you imagine, just breath deeply and be present with your visualization.

What do you hear? What do you see? This is a powerful way to connect with the earth’s energy, too.

Watch Wild Life

You don’t have to be a zoo biologist to observe wildlife. As  Eckhart Tolle writes in Stillness Speaks, “Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it…how still they are, how deeply rooted in Being.”

Watching how other beings live and behave can be inspirational, funny and enlightening. It can also be a wonderful way to practice mindfulness and stillness, too.

Grounding, or Earthing

When you practicing grounding, you come into direct contact with the earth’s electromagnetic field. When you receive it, you can obtain some pretty amazing benefits.

Research shows that grounding can reduce stress and pain, and improve sleep. Connecting to the earth’s energy has also been associated with boosting the immunity, lowering inflammation and helping address autoimmune diseases.

And along with these physical benefits, there are also plenty of emotional and spiritual benefits. So, go barefoot, go swimming in the ocean or lake, or use an earthing mat to connect with the earth’s energy.

Practice Grounding Yoga Poses

There are many grounding yoga poses that start with you “rooting” your feet into the ground and drawing energy up from the earth.

This alone helps to quiet the busy mind and encourage the unobstructed flow of Qi throughout your entire self – mind, body, and spirit.

When you stay “rooted” and “grounded” in balancing postures, you rely on the stability and security of the earth, too. It’s a powerful experience. So, give Tree Pose, Dancer Pose, Warrior III, and Half Moon pose a try. An even simpler, yet equally grounding pose is the simple mountain pose.

Practice Grounding Meditation

In his powerful little book, Chakras for Beginners, David Pond suggests a grounding meditation that focuses on the concept of roots. He says:

“Imagine a grounding cord that runs from your spine deep into the earth. Imagine in your mind’s eye any excessive mental energy running down your spine and dissipating through the grounding cord into the earth.

Imagine the grounding cord growing roots, like giant trees. Picture the tops of your grounding cord intermingling with the lots of the giant trees. Now, imagine that you can draw energy up from the earth through your grounding cord. Picture the same centered strength of the trees being accessible to you, too.”

It’s an amazing and comforting thought, but it’s also a beautiful reality when you practice this grounding meditation.

Star Gazing

Transcend space and time by looking into outer space. People have been doing this for millions of years, and connecting with something higher and bigger than them: the earth’s energy.

Stargazing is a wonderful time to meditate upon the stars. Or, to simply be in awe of the sheer breadth and depth of the magnificent world above us.

But even more importantly, star gazing allows us to remember our interconnectedness. As above, so below. Celestial beings are not just “up there” for our viewing pleasure. We are connected with them, too.

So, the next time you have a cloud-free evening, step outside and behold the stars, always remembering the one you’re standing on, too.

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How to Use Tarot to Heal Your Body

Both spiritual teachers and modern science confirm the mind-body connection. Thanks to this powerful interaction between the body and mind, we can use energetic tools to heal dis-ease and discomfort in the body. Tarot is one such tool you can use to start healing the body – all by addressing your mind.

Western thought has done an excellent job dissecting the human body. With just one look at the sciences, we see that the human body is made up of many separate systems and parts – all coming together to make the human body. But this is all a bit misleading.

Yes, there are definitely different systems and parts in the physical body, but they don’t exist in a vacuum. They are intricately connected.

Health experts and spiritual teachers are now teaching that there are powerful connections between what happens in the mind and what happens in the body. What’s more, your emotions, spiritual beliefs and behaviors impact your physical self.

The body and mind always talk to each other

Medical doctor and alternative medicine expert, Deepak Chopra writes, “Different mental states can positively or negatively affect biological functioning. This occurs since the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems share a common chemical language, which allows constant communication between the mind and body through messengers like hormones and neurotransmitters.”

In short, there is constant communication between the mind and body. Our mental activity might start in the mind, but it doesn’t stop there. We can’t keep our thoughts, beliefs or emotions a secret. Our body hears every single one, and our physiological state is directly influenced by them.

Thought vibrations change cells behavior

In addition to the intricate communication happening throughout the body, research shows that our thoughts and emotions have specific vibration frequencies. These vibrations create waves that alter cellular structures. In this way, thought vibrations can actually influence your overall physiological state.

This study, for example, shows that our thoughts, words, and emotions alter the structure of water crystals. Whenever the structure of a cell is changed, the function can change, too. In fact, this study showed that water can store either health-causing or disease-causing frequencies. Now, consider that up to 60 percent of the adult body is water.

If we have positive and loving mental and emotional activity, the cells can vibrate in a more health-supporting way. If not, we can actually alter our DNA, as additional research has demonstrated.

Emotions always show up in the body

When we feel emotions, they show up in the physical body. This is something you’re probably familiar with. When you feel stressed, you may feel tense or experience headaches. What about nervousness? That often shows up as butterflies in the stomach.

Research also shows that if we repress our emotions, we’re more likely to disrupt the main stress hormone, cortisol, and throw it out of balance. This chronic imbalance in cortisol can lead to hormonal and immunologic problems later on.

So, we can either feel emotions in the body at the moment we’re feeling them. Or, we can repress them and “not” feel them, but they don’t go away. Instead, they move to an area of their body, where they can create dis-ease, an inspirational teacher, Louise Hay, has taught.

Yes, disease and illness manifest in the physical body, but they’re not random. They don’t just happen. Disease and illness are actually representations of our deep, emotional and energetic state. And they directly correspond to an unresolved emotion.

From this point of view, the root of the problem is an energetic disruption, and in order to initiate healing, we have to go to the root of the problem: energy.

This is amazing news because it means we are not victims of what happens to us. We have the ability to change our energetic state and influence our physical bodies.

This brings us to tarot.

How tarot supports physical healing

Tarot is a powerful tool that allows us to read energy. It does this by prompting us to reflect on our beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. Then, we’re encouraged to ask questions about our mind’s activity – questions we might have never asked before. Or, things we’ve been ignoring or suppressing.

With the help of tarot, we can uncover our energy, and come to understand why we have a physical problem.

For example, tarot can illuminate an energetic pattern you’re continually creating and stuck in. Subsequently, you create physical pain, too. Tarot can help explain the energetic root cause of the physical problem. And your physical state can mirror what the tarot reading reveals.

Remember, tarot isn’t a diagnosis, and it isn’t going to heal your body for you. Instead, it brings to your attention your energetic patterns. This is powerful information because when you know your own energy, you can take responsibility for it, and release stuck energy with love and compassion.

How to use tarot to heal the body

You can use tarot to start the healing process. One way to do so is to meet with a tarot reader who can help you explore your present energetic state. By considering her reading, you can deepen your understanding of your own thoughts and beliefs. How might they be influencing your current mind-body connection?

You can also use tarot on your own. Spread the cards facing up, and consider them. Then, choose the card that resonates with you the most. Explore the meaning of the card, and ask yourself how it relates to your current life situation.

Another method is to shuffle the cards and spread them facing down. Allow your inner wisdom to choose the card for you. Why do you think the Universe gifted you this particular card?

Whether you choose the card with knowing intention, or whether your intuition chose it for you, spend time meditating on it. Is it suggesting that you make changes in your life?

If you draw a card from the Major Arcana, it may indicate that you need to surrender to change. Or, perhaps you need to go with the flow into a new phase or chapter of your life. This could apply to relationships, both with yourself and others, or it could relate to your career or life situation.

For example, a Minor Arcana card represents the feelings, thoughts, and beliefs we hold deep within the mind. For example, the Wands encompass creative energy. The Cups correspond to trust. Pentacles represent living a spiritual life in a material world. And finally, the Swords help us identify the truth in our thoughts and experiences.

If you draw one of these Minor Arcana cards, which thought or belief is it highlighting for you? How can you pay attention to it and bring healing to yourself?

Finally, the Court Cards refer to relationships we need to learn from and maybe even move on from. But they can also highlight an aspect of our own selves that we need to attend to.

If you’re not sure what your tarot card is telling you, get curious and ask your intuition for guidance.

These mental, emotional and spiritual areas of our life might seem like a far cry from our physical selves. But we know that’s not the case. The mind-body connection is always communicating. This can lead to either energetic harmony or imbalance.

To help you figure out which energy is out of balance, and even contributing to your physical state, consider using tarot. It can be a powerful tool to gently and subtly point out your energetic state.

When you listen to what tarot is saying about your energy, you can start adjusting your beliefs and thoughts. This way you can create health-supporting energy rather than energy that leads to dis-ease.

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Enrich Your Self-Love Practice Using Tarot Cards

Self-love is essential, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. For some people, self-love is an ongoing and arduous journey. And any support we can get in the self-love department is welcome.

One of the ways you can enrich your self-love practice is by using tarot cards. While both self-love and tarot are popular topics, you don’t usually see them together. But they should be. Tarot cards can deepen your self-love, and here are three simple, yet healing, tarot practices for your own self-love journey

Love starts with you

We all want to be loved. However, we usually expect this love to come from other people, and we forget that love starts with us. Of course, we should love one another, but when we think love always has to come from outside of ourselves, our understanding of love gets skewed.

For example, if you think you can only receive love from other people, you may think love is conditional and hard to get. What’s more, you may think that you aren’t worthy or deserving of love.

But if you believe that love starts with you, you believe that you don’t need to earn love. You give yourself love because you’re already worthy – just by being.

Another all-important reason why love needs to start with you is that how you love yourself is actually a silent cue to others about how they should love you. According to the Law of Attraction, where focus goes, energy flows.

Therefore, if you don’t give yourself love, you attract this lack of love from others. Instead of love, you attract disrespect, being taken advantage of, toxic relationship patterns and even abuse.

So, the first reason why love starts with you is that it’s your most precious responsibility to yourself. Secondly, it teaches others how to behave towards you.

Self-love creates a beautiful experience for you and everyone else in your life. But it’s easier said than done, and Tarot cards can help make it easier to love yourself.

7-day self-love tarot practice

The first way to use your Tarot is to simply ask it what you love the most about yourself. Then, draw one card. This Tarot card isn’t your answer. Instead, it’s a gentle prompt to help you reflect on yourself and answer your own question.

Spend a few minutes meditating on the card, and then journal everything you love about yourself for five to 10 minutes.

You might feel like you’re blowing your own horn. Or, you might have a hard time coming up with things you love about yourself. But don’t give up. Commit to this journaling practice and jot down whatever the card is that inspires you to write.

For example, Strength, one of the Major Arcana cards, represents strength, courage, and compassion. If you draw this card, think of the ways you are strong, courageous and compassionate, both with yourself and others. Then, love and appreciate these qualities about yourself.

Get inspired by self-loving cards

The first self-love practice involves drawing a card at random and allowing it to inspire you. But you can also be a little more intentional with your self-love tarot ritual.

In this practice, select the most self-loving and nurturing cards. Then, meditate on them and allow them to inspire you to love yourself. Consider including these cards in your self-love spread.

The Star

Rich in meaning, the Star shows a woman holding in each hand a bowl of water. The right hand (consciousness) pours water into the dry land. Her left hand (the subconscious) pours water into lush land. The Star reminds you that you have the ability to renew and find your purpose.

If you look closer, one foot dips into the water, representing her ability to listen to her intuition. Her other foot is solidly planted on the ground, showing her common sense. The Star encourages you to have faith in yourself.

The Empress

A symbol of fertility, the Empress draws on the fecund energy of Mother Earth to rejuvenate and nurture herself.

The Empress can help you recognize your own femininity and beauty, and also remind you of your own abundant nature and ability to create.

Temperance

Sometimes life gets the better of us, and we live in one extreme or another. We fall out of alignment, and things fall to the wayside. When it’s time to get back on the bandwagon, turn to Temperance.

With one foot stepping on the rocks and the other dipping into the water, she reminds us of the importance of being both grounded and going with the flow.

She represents moderation and balance. But perhaps more importantly: patience, which is a quality we need when we’ve disappointed ourselves and need to start over.

The High Priestess

The world is a busy and distracted place, and it’s easy to feel lost and wayward. We lose touch with ourselves and our inner knowing, feeling unfulfilled, depleted and disappointed with life.

The High Priestess is a silent strength encouraging us to turn away from the material world and turn our gaze inwards. What does your divine energy say? What is your intuition telling you?

Ace of Cups

In this card, your subconscious mind is represented by the cup. The cup is overflowing with your emotions and intuitive flow. Hovering above the cup is a dove, reminding us that Divine love passes through our subconscious mind to conscious awareness.

When reversed, the Ace of Cups represents self-love and repressed emotions and maybe a helpful card when self-love feels inaccessible or blocked.

The Queen of Cups

This introspective queen sits on the water’s edge, symbolizing emotion, spirit, and feeling, and she encourages you to come to the water’s edge, too. Here, the quiet allows you to honor your emotions, which originate from deep within you.

When reversed, this card suggests emotional insecurity or even an unhealthy dynamic of co-dependency. So, when you need to strengthen your emotional security, look to the Queen of Cups.

Remember, you have the ability to become more attuned to your emotions and what they’re telling you, and ultimately, to love yourself.

Tarot helps you become more self-aware

The first self-love practice uses tarot cards to inspire you to praise yourself for your beautiful qualities. The second practice instead gives you the opportunity to draw strength and inspiration from loving and nurturing cards.

This final self-love practice is an opportunity to increase your self-awareness. This, in turn, allows you to grow in love with yourself.

First, become centered and ask the Tarot deck a specific question. Here are some questions you can ask:

  • Why am I feeling _______?
  • What did this situation or this person make me feel upset?
  • What do I need to navigate this situation?
  • What would a friend advise me to do in this situation?
  • What do I need in order to heal _________?

Once you have your question, ask your Tarot deck. Then, shuffle the deck and draw one card.  Tarot cards are wonderful tools to trigger our intuition. So, instead of giving you an answer, the Tarot card will guide you to listen to your intuition and your own inner knowing.

Very often, you already have the answers within you, but we’re not sure where to look. Or, we’re not sure which voice is our intuition and which one is our ego (or, our fear-based mindset).

With the Tarot to guide you and point you in the right direction, you can decipher the voice of your intuition and inner knowing, and feel brave enough to listen to it. And with greater self-awareness, you can increase your self-love, too.

Tarot is a nurturing and gentle way to practice self-love. Whether you draw your strength and inspiration from The Star, The Empress or the quiet Queen of Cups, each one is there to support you in your own self-love journey.

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How to Make Your Zodiac and Moon Signs Work for You

Zodiac and moon signs are a trendy topic. You can pick up just about any newspaper or magazine, and find a horoscope for your viewing pleasure. There are even more astrological resources available online.

And on the one hand, it’s wonderful that astrology is so widely accepted, but its popularity has also led to a lot of overreaching generalizations and vague information – information that we nonetheless accept as true.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the best way to use astrology. In fact, when you use astrology in this way, you limit yourself and make it more difficult to live an authentic life.

Astrology completes our narrative

People are narrative beings, and we like to explain our lives within the context of a bigger story. As it turns out, astrology provides the perfect solution for this inherent need.

After all, we live in a vast universe, where powerful forces surround and influence us. Astrology is one way to situate ourselves within this greater whole, and to give meaning to everyday living – even the moments that seem utterly meaningless. Astrology gives us a strong sense of assurance and connection.

However, it’s possible to take this cosmic significance too far. If left unchecked, it can lead to fatalism. That is when we think our fate and future is out of our control, and that what happens is a result of the stars and planets above us, rather than our actions and decisions here below.

In short, when we use astrology like this, it can create a limiting narrative.

Astrology is more complex than a zodiac sign

Back at the beginning of the 20th century, sun sign horoscopes were introduced into newspapers to increase sales. However, this has done a great disservice to astrology by whittling down an intricate and involved study into a couple sentences about each sun sign.

For this reason, many people know their zodiac (sun) sign even if they’re not into astrology, but there is so much more to astrology than the sun sign.

Your birth chart, for example, lays out the exact location of the sun, moon and planets, and their relationship with one another, at the exact time and location of your birth.

Together, all of this information is deeply meaningful and relevant. When analyzed and decoded as a complete whole, it helps to explain the many facets of your personality, including how you think and feel, what your strengths and weaknesses are, and things you are likely to enjoy or not.

However, what often happens is people don’t know and/or understand their birth charts. Instead, they focus on their zodiac sign, or even worse, only one or two key aspects of their sign.

For example, have you ever heard someone say the following statements before – yourself included?

“I’m like this because I’m a (insert Zodiac sign).”

“I’m such a Virgo.”

“I’m a Libra, so I’m just bad at making decisions.”

“I’m impatient because I’m a Sagittarius.”

There are several reasons why this sort of relationship with your zodiac sign can set you back rather than forward.

3 ways astrology can create problems in life

  1. Not taking personal responsibility for your life

Without a cultivated understanding of your horoscope, you end up with a vague and general narrative – something that could apply to anyone.

What’s more, we can cherry-pick certain aspects of the zodiac, keeping things that support what you believe, and tossing what doesn’t. In some cases, we end up using our zodiac sign as an excuse to not take responsibility.

  1. Matching your zodiac sign

If you believe you need to match your sign, you may censor your true self, or stop living authentically. When we believe we’re one specific sign, we think we need to fit that zodiac. As a result, we get stuck in a sign and cling to an identity that may not be accurate, instead of getting to know the truth of who we really are.

  1. Giving your horoscope too much power

Many people rely on zodiac signs to figure out what yoga poses to do, who to date, or even how to relax. Now, that’s not to say there isn’t helpful guidance in information like this.

However, it’s also easy to form prejudices and then project pre-existing assumptions and characteristics onto other people or even yourself. In short, we develop cognitive bias and see traits we’ve been primed to see, rather than what’s really there.

So, how can you make your zodiac and moon signs work for you? How can you make your entire horoscope a useful tool for authentic living? Let’s find out.

Astrology is a tool for timing

According to the professional astrologers, Ophira and Tali Edut, who are also known as the Astro Twins, “Astrology uses mathematical angles and is based on the time, date, and place of a birth or an event. It measures things down to the second!”

And because astrology is so precise, the Astro Twins believe it can be “An amazing tool for timing. For example, some periods are good for taking action around career or love, while other cycles are better times to do inner work, or take that steady paycheck.”

You can compare astrology to a weather forecast. For example, you may have a plan, but when you check the forecast and see that it’s going to rain, you get to choose how to continue. It’s similar to horoscopes.

For example, you may have a project or a life goal you want to pursue. Then, when you check your horoscope, you understand how the powerful universe is behaving and how you can use this energy in your favor. Rev. Colleen Lemma has weekly and monthly Angel Astrology videos that help to see the positive side of your birth chart.

Take the Void of Course Moon or Mercury Retrograde as two examples.

The Void of Course Moon (VOC Moon) lasts for a few minutes or even for a full day, and it occurs every couple of days. During this time, it’s a good idea to avoid starting or finishing major projects.

That’s because things may not go according to plans, or they just don’t work out as they’re supposed to. Instead (and if possible) use this time to continue researching and doing inner work. Once the VOC moon has passed, you can start or end big projects.

Mercury Retrograde doesn’t happen as frequently, however, it’s much more popular than VOC moons. During this time, communications and ideas tend to go astray.

But this doesn’t mean we need to stop communicating completely. Instead, knowing when mercury is in retrograde reminds you to be more clear. It also encourages us to be more patient and compassionate both with ourselves and with others.

Astrology as a self-discovery tool

Together, your sun sign, moon sign, ascending sign and the position of personal planets paint a beautiful image of you, with intricacy, shading, and nuances.

When you rely only on your Zodiac sign, you’re truly selling yourself short. For this reason, it’s a great idea to get a complete birth chart or even meet with a professional astrologer.

Knowing where the stars and planets were at the time of your birth can help affirm what you already know about yourself, and it can also explain different areas of your personality that you haven’t fully accepted yet.

As the Astro Twins affirm, “People have tons of free will, and it’s just about working with the energy of the planets, rather than against them. You’re never doomed.”

That’s because as powerful as stars are, they don’t force. They favor. So, they’ll indicate what your potential is, or what you can aim for, but they’re never intended to make you feel like a victim in your own life or to keep you stuck all because you’re a _______ (insert Zodiac sign).

Astrology helps you get into alignment

Obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Christine Northrup, M.D. is a women’s health expert and New York Times bestselling author of “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.” And yes, Dr. Northrup gives credence to astrology.

She teaches that “Astrology is about aligning with the forces that rule the moon, the tides, and the turning of the planets, and then finding your unique place within this system based on how the planets were lined up at the moment of your birth.”

The universe is already in alignment, moving in perfect synchrony – like a perfectly choreographed dance. We don’t have to watch and witness this dance. Stars and planets are not so condescending.

We, too, live in this big and beautiful world – this has been true from the moment we were born – a moment when the planets and stars were all in a very specific position.

When we understand our entire horoscope, we know our position within this dance, too. We also know the possible steps to take so we can move in graceful alignment both with our true nature and with the stars and planets.

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9 Female Goddesses to Inspire You to be a Powerful and Loving Woman

For thousands of years, people have turned to mythological and spiritual figures for inspiration and guidance. And even though we are modern people living in the 21st century, the magic and beauty of goddesses is still alluring, uplifting and sometimes even life-changing.

If you’re searching for powerful women to inspire you, here are nine amazing goddesses who provide powerful feminine energy to those who ask. Click on each of their names for an image of the Goddess.

Artemis

Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt and moon. So, Artemis is often depicted carrying a bow and arrow, with a crescent moon resting on her head. If you’re searching for something in life, Artemis can help you stay true to your goals and reach them.

But Artemis is so much more than a huntress. She’s also the guardian of the forests, wild places, and women. She can help you navigate even your wildest dreams. After all, she knows the wilderness well.

Bast

Bast is an Egyptian goddess who is usually depicted as a cat, or as a woman with a cat’s head. And while women turn to Bast for many things, she is especially revered as a fertility goddess.

In ancient times, women suffering from fertility problems made offerings to Bast. If you have an affinity for cats and also want to focus on your fertility, Bast may be a good goddess to turn to.

Gaia

Gaia is either the personification of the earth itself or the goddess of the earth. According to Greek mythology, Gaia gave birth to all the gods. And with Gaia, you can see the earth as a nurturing and providing mother instead of an object to exploit.

That’s because Gaia is Mother Earth. Seeing life this way can also help you feel safe, protected and cared for. What’s more, you can draw on Gaia’s strength to tap into your own maternal energy.

Freya

Gracing Norse mythology, Freya is the goddess of love, beauty, sex, and fertility. But what makes Freya special is that she encourages a deep sense of self-awareness in women.

She especially wants you to see the beauty in all things, especially yourself. So, for women who struggle to accept and love themselves, Freya can be both gentle and powerful in guiding them to see their own worth again.

Idun

You’re probably familiar with the Biblical couple, Adam and Eve. But here, we’re talking about Idun and Eve – two women whose story revolves around a special fruit-bearing tree.

Eve ate the forbidden fruit and got cast out of the Garden of Eden. Idun also had a powerful fruit-bearing tree, which offered immortality to those who indulged, and tradition says Idun shared these special fruits with others.

Aging is inevitable, but Idun reminds us that we can retain a youthful spirit and experience fresh renewal anytime. Maybe we just need to trade the mythical apples for Vitamin C-infused oranges and face creams.

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity, which is why you may see her with gold coins falling from her fingertips. But Lakshmi isn’t just the goddess of financial and material wealth. She also represents spiritual abundance. Therefore, she’s a wonderful goddess to turn to when you want to overcome scarcity mindset and replace it with a more abundant and grateful spirit.

Ostara

This Germanic spring goddess represents the gentle dawn and fresh beginnings. In fact, her name and symbols, such as eggs and rabbits, were adapted into the Christian feast of Easter. For those women who need support to make it through a dark and difficult time, or for people who need to start over, Ostara can lead the way to where the light and new life is.

Parvarti

Parvarti is one of the many forms of the Hindu deity, Shakti, who represents the feminine energy, infusing all life.

The story of Parvarti is amusing and endearing. This determined and devoted goddess tried many tactics to win Shiva’s love. She even turned to solitude and self-mastery to win him over. Thanks to her steadfast love and devotion, Parvarti eventually earned Shiva’s love and helped him take pleasure in life again.

Therefore, Parvarti can be a wonderful mentor for when we’re having trouble opening ourselves up to the pleasures of life. She can also encourage us to continue to choose love even when it’s not always reciprocated, and when we’re not always rewarded for our efforts.

What’s more, Parvarti reminds us that it takes lots of love and devotion to embark on any spiritual journey and that it may take time for us to reap the rewards of our efforts. But like Parvarti, we can be patient and steadfast, too.

Aphrodite

Last, but certainly not least, this famous goddess needs little introduction. She has been depicted countless times over the centuries, and for good reason. This Greek goddess represents love and beauty. In fact, in Greek mythology, other gods thought her beauty could start wars and rivalries between her many admirers.

So, if you want to be more desirable and attractive, invoke Aphrodite. It’s a good way to own your beauty and sexuality with greater confidence.

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Why You Should Love Your Soulmates and Let Them Go

Do you think you have to search long and hard for your soul mate? Most people do. And that’s because we tend to believe that once we’ve found our soulmate, we don’t have to look for anyone else ever again.

But this belief can make life harder and more painful for both you and your soulmate. Plus, it interferes with your soul mate’s true role and purpose in your life.

You Don’t Have to Find Your Soulmate

If you’re single, or if you feel like you’re settling for less in your relationship, you may be on the hunt for your soulmate. But when it comes to these precious individuals, you usually don’t have to actively look for them.

When the timing is right, you and your soulmate will naturally attract each other. And you can help this happen, not by searching for him or her online, or in every café and grocery store, but by working on being yourself.

You can do this by honoring your true nature and creating a positive energy. When you’re authentic and living true to your nature, you create the perfect setting for your soulmate to enter into.

You May Have More Than One Soulmate

Many people believe that you have one – and only one – soulmate. Unfortunately, this kind of mindset puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on both you and your soulmate.

Usually, people want a life partner to share their earthly life with. But soulmates are far more than life partners or romantic interests. What’s more, you can have many soulmates throughout your lifetime. And no matter when they show up in your life, they always play a very important role: you can think of them as unofficial spiritual teachers.

Technically, a soulmate can be anyone … your friend, family member, boss. A soulmate is simply someone you have lived another lifetime with; they are a part of your spiritual soulmate family. So, even if someone you meet is for sure your soulmate, it does not necessarily mean they are meant to be a romantic partner. However, it is highly likely that person is in your life for a reason.

Your Soulmate Fulfills a Spiritual Purpose in Your Life

A soulmate’s job is to help you move toward a higher state of consciousness. They do this by awakening us and challenging us to evolve spiritually. That means that some soulmates will have to teach you tough lessons before you both separate in your earthly journeys.

For example, if your energy is stuck or blocked, or you’re not living life to the fullest, your soulmate may come to you at this critical time and push you out of your comfort zone.

Soulmates play such an important role in our life, and because of this, they can be a part of a very emotionally-charged relationship. And whenever you experience so much with another person, it’s easy to believe that you’re meant to stay together forever.

But soulmates enter your life depending on your deepest spiritual needs. And knowing that can make it easier for you to release them once they’ve fulfilled their purpose in your life.

How to Recognize Your Soulmate

Recognizing a soulmate happens on the level of your deepest, innermost knowing. It’s a knowing that goes beyond your intellect or logic. You’ll feel a connection that’s perfectly clear, yet completely unexplainable to you. If you feel you do need assistance then the angels can help you.

For example, you may experience flashbacks as if you’ve spent time together. (And perhaps you have in another life.) You can also feel very in sync with your soulmate, and intuitively know what they’re thinking or feeling. You may even anticipate their needs or finish each other sentences. In short, you just get each other.

Love and Cherish Your Soulmates

Soulmates can feel like our Earthly guardian angels who make us feel incredibly safe, secure and protected. With them, we can be open and vulnerable. We can be ourselves. This is a rare gift in our fleeting world, and nobody wants to lose something so precious.

So, even if you love your soulmate deeply, try to recognize that this love shouldn’t be what keeps you together once your roles have been fulfilled.

This is how you can become too attached to your soulmate, and end up claiming them for yourself. But they’re not ours to keep, and keeping them can add a lot of unnecessary pain to your life.

Instead, we should cherish and love them without having any ownership or attachment to them. We should also thank them for the sacred role they’ve performed. Without them, we might never experience true love or evolve spiritually.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Tarot

The origins of Tarot cards has its roots in ancient cultures. There are various theories as to the origin of the Tarot but nobody knows for sure where it originated.  One thing that remains clear is that the symbolism and occult science of the Tarot have remained the same throughout the ages.   Many people who want to learn the Tarot become overwhelmed and don’t know where to start; so we created this short guide to give beginners the steps and symbolism necessary to begin learning how to use the Tarot.

Selecting Your Tarot Deck

The first step is to find a good Tarot Deck, but this can be a daunting task as there are literally hundreds of different tarot decks to choose from.  Each Different deck uses its own Art and interpretation of the symbolism of the tarot.  For a beginner,  your first deck should probably be the very popular Rider-Waite deck or one of its many clones. The Rider-Waite decks are the most popular tarot deck and most tarot books include a description of the symbolism of each card.  This deck and many other decks usually come with a small book that describes all the cards; which can be a helpful quick reference for beginners to start learning the interpretations of the cards.

Understanding How The Tarot Deck Works

Tarot decks are composed of 78 cards:  22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana.  In the beginning, you will want to learn the symbolism and story of the major and the minor arcana. Trying to learn all the cards can be overwhelming in the beginning and a lot of people have found it helpful to just pick a card each day and learn its symbolism.  We also have videos on our site explaining the cards that come up in your readings.

Major Arcana

The 22 cards of the Major Arcana can best be learned by understanding that they tell a story of our human condition and our journey to spiritual self-awareness and wholeness; with each card representing a stage on that journey.  The story is referred to as the Fool’s journey, and the Fool is represented by the number O, then the story unfolds as we move through the 21 numbered major arcana cards and the last card on this journey is the World, a card that symbolizes completion.

Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana describes the people, events, feelings and circumstances we encounter on our personal “Fool’s Journey.  The 56 cards of the Minor Arcana are divided into four suits or worlds: Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentacles.  Each suit contains 4 court cards, the King, Queen, Knight and Page and 10 numbered cards.

Getting Familiar with Tarot Card Spreads

A “spread” simply refers to the particular pattern or layout of your cards as you do a reading.  There are many different types of spreads, with the 3 most popular being the Celtic Cross  Spread, the Three Cards Spread, and the 5 Card Spread. Each type of spread forms a patterned framework for a tarot reading, with each position of the tarot cards in a spread having a meaning or reference towards the overall reading. Below you will find a quick summary of the 3 Card Spread and the Celtic Cross Spread. Further detailed descriptions are located above the card in each reading on our site.

The Three-Card Spread:

This spread is good for yes or no questions and is very easy to do.

Card #1 represents the past/issues affecting the problem.

Card #2 represents the present/problem.

Card #3 represents the future/outcome.

 

The Celtic Cross Spread

In this spread, ten cards are spread in the form of a cross. The overall pattern of the cards indicates the situation you are seeking to understand and predict.

Card #1 reflects the present position, your primary and main concerns.

Card #2 is influence and reflects the concern and situation that is soon to come.

Card #3 shows what your goals are.

Card #4 tells you about your past.

Card #5 represents the influences of your immediate past.

Card #6 represents your immediate future.

Card #7 represents the factors or inner feelings that affect the situation.

Card #8 represents your external influences and people or energies around the situation.

Card #9 represents your hopes and fears around the situation.

Card #10 represents the final outcome.

The 6 Steps to Doing a Tarot Reading

  1.  Relax – Learning to relax before a reading helps connect you to your own intuition. You can start by taking a few slow deep breaths, visualize your stress leaving as you breath out; try to clear your mind and let go to the present moment in whatever way that works best for you. 
  2.  Clear Your Tarot Deck – Ritually cleansing your tarot deck from your last reading or from someone who has touched your deck is an important aspect of getting ready for a reading.   Start by connecting to your cards and lightly shuffling them a bit, then imagine a white light enveloping and bathing your cards.   This helps clear your cards while also helping you to connect more strongly with them.
  3.  Ask Your Question – While holding your tarot deck, ask your Question silently in your mind or out loud. Feel free to shuffle the cards a bit more, you can shuffle in any way that feels right for you.
  4.  Cut your Deck – Place your Tarot cards on the table in front of you.   Then using your left hand cut the deck in half and place the top half on the left; then start taking cards from the top of the right-hand pile. Some people like to divide the deck into three piles, and then take the cards from the top of the center pile.    Either way is fine, just do what feels right to you in the moment.
  5.  Lay the Cards out in a Spread – Over time you will learn a variety of different Spreads.  You will then use your understanding of the current question to determine the spread that you are going to use.  Start taking the cards from the top of the deck and lay them out in the proper order for the tarot card spread that you are using.
  6.  Interpret the Cards – When interpreting the cards it is best to use your intuition and trust your first impressions. When reading the cards be aware of the images, feelings, and sensations that arise as you start to interpret the card.  Combine your intuition with your understanding of the tarot cards symbolism to complete the reading and to obtain the answer to the question at hand.

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