Ask Andi / Monday, May 31, 2010 /
Here is your weekly dose of Tarotscopes! Once again, The images I have accompanying are from the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. I have been using these cards primarily as my general reading deck for the last 5 years.. I absolutely LOVE the artwork on them! I hope you enjoy my readings and please feel free to send me any messages at my email or facebook!
Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- This week you might find yourself overly stressed out! You want to stand your ground, or make some headway.. but anything you try to do just seems to fall short. It seems just as easy to give up right now! Try not to give up, but take a step back and have a go at it from another approach!! It's frustrating, but progress is still going to be made. Put your resources to good use and understand that you can't always have everything happen at once! Besides, do you really need any more stress? At least by the weekend you'll have figured things out and will be able to relax!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- Work may be your priority at the moment. It's ok, it happens to everyone! But are you just using it as an excuse to avoid what's going on in your relationships? Have things really gotten so bad that you're willing to compromise in order to keep the peace? Would you rather hide from them than be with them? You'll be taking a look back and contemplating things this week and see what needs fixing before taking any action. You do not need to make any decision, but at least take a look at what's actually wrong and admit to it rather than pretend it doesn't exist!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- This card is one of those that you usually get a GASP with! It's all in how you choose to manage it! With you, dear Gemini, you'll need to make sure someone isn't trying to undermine your character or you aren't falling into someone's gossip trap! Sometimes things need to be totally stripped down to really get to the heart of the matter. It's not always the prettiest thing to go through, but you know you can trust yourself firstly, and whomever is in your corner is sure to be someone you can trust as well! Take time this week before jumping to any conclusions!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- The 3 of Swords will show you that even though there's loss, you'll make a come back! And be even STRONGER! Things are happening in your favor, even if they don't seem like it. Sooner or later you might understand that you can control it all! If you're keeping your feelings bottled up or if you're on the receiving end of someone else, make sure to choose your words wisely! There's no reason to drudge up the past if it's totally irrelevant to the situation! Keep the faith that by the weekend you'll have figured out how to restore peace and harmony.
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- For Leos, and when reversed, this card can show a blow to the ego or not receiving the praise you deserve! You really put your all in and expected a lot more recognition. Don't let it get to you. You know your self worth far outweighs other people's approvals! Just make sure that by the time the weekend comes around you aren't looking to displace that frustrated energy in a negative way or you might further regret any real character damage. Take pride in knowing you strive to be "king" or "queen"! You are the one in control of your destiny!
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- You may find yourself daydreaming of winning the lotto or just wishing for an answer to any financial problems that might be around. Someone, possibly a Cancer, who may seem opinionated, could give you some valuable advice. This card could be reminding you to stop daydreaming and find an acceptable plan to get things back on track. Are you letting your emotions get the better of you? Take a moment to breathe and really analyze the aspects that are important. Once you zero in on the problem, you can focus on the solution! Don't feel as though you need to figure it out alone.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Finding balance could be extremely tough this week if you've been waiting on some news about a promotion or new employment! Alternatively, you may feel like you're stuck in your current position and want to break free! If you're not doing what you love, you'll be chasing your passion until you finally accept it. If you're faced with someone wanting to borrow money, don't feel bad if you can't do it, but don't be stingy if you can. It may just be a test to what you're really looking for. This is a fabulous example of manifesting by giving and being in acceptance to receive!
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- Be careful you're not coming across the wrong ways to others this week! Unless you genuinely don't care about their opinion. You're tired of the drama and negativity and want to focus on something new and constructive for yourself. That's not to say that it'll be 100% put into motion, but at least you're willing to set out on a new path. And if it doesn't work out, it was a learning experience! A down to Earth Taurus might be able to help in your venture. Now is not time to give up, you just need to clean out the cheering section!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- With the 4 of Wands reversed, your foundation may be on shaky ground. You may have received some good news in the last 2 weeks, but it's not time to celebrate just yet! If you've been putting off your responsibilities, it's time to get back in your game. You can rely on others for their support, but you can't expect them to do the work for you. This week will be as effective as you want it to be! Prosperity is yours and has the chance to flourish at this time. You have the abilities of achieving great happiness.. if you'll just put in the effort!
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- Usually you're the one everyone expects to be saving their pennies, but you might just be tempted to splurge this week a little more than usual! There may be some feelings of insecurity popping up. Don't take it personally if others aren't giving you as much attention as usual. That's not a reason to go shopping though! If you're looking to receive some guidance, you might be looking in the wrong place or end up with advice you didn't need. Try to keep your focus more on your home and surroundings this week and what you can do to create a more secure, happier environment.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- This week may have you feeling as if everyone is judging you. They really only have your best interests at heart and are trying a more direct approach this time around! Decisions have been put of long enough and you'll need to decide what it is you really want. This is a very crucial time for you and advancement is necessary if you want to move yourself into the next positive cycle of your life. You may have a Libra in your life that is trying to help you achieve the balance you seek. It is ultimately your choice on the path you'll take!
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- You may be feeling yourself more intuitive or spiritual this week. Something has caused you to feel you need more dedication and structure within your life. You may have just been daydreaming too much without accomplishing what you set forth to do. If you feel you need a break, take a break. But don't let yourself become too carefree. Now is the time that any new endeavors are best accomplished. Trust in your intuition in what you know to be true. You'll never fail yourself and what you believe in! By the weekend you'll know you're right where you want to be!
Ask Andi / Sunday, May 30, 2010 /
It never fails that whenever I start thinking about numbers or numerology, I immediately start hearing "numbers, numbers, everywhere!". I must have seen that Blues Clues episode a few too many times, but that can happen when you have kids! It very much is the truth though and numbers ARE everywhere!! This is somewhat a secondary posting off of my 11:11 Are YOU Awakened? post. While they are somewhat different topics, the numbers meanings hold true across many modalities.
Numerology is the study of numbers and their influence on life. It's an arithmetic system that reveals your character, personality, and experiences through applying daily and yearly progression. Numerology can provide a deep karmic profile when we apply the meaning of individual numbers to our birth name, given name and birth date. Just as a natal astrological chart is cast at the time of your birth and gives you an outlook on your life, numerology has the capability of doing the same thing. By using your name and your birth date, a numerologist is able to provide an interpretive profile.
The numbers of our name describe the things we were born knowing. The numbers of our birth date describe the things we need to learn. By adding the birth month and day with the current year, we're given our Personal Year Number. The most common of Numerology readings is the Life Path Number, which takes the birth month, day, and year.
These are some basic meanings of Life Path Numbers:
1 - Keyword: LEADER Traits: Original, independent, courageous, achiever, strength, creative, progressive, strong-willed, self-reliant and rebellious Challenges: Stubbornness, egotism, bluntness, ambition, dominance, impulsiveness Tarot card: The Magician Careers: Writer, director, inventor, president, public figure, business owner, designer
The number 1 symbolizes the principle of BEGINNING. A person must learn to stand alone, be assertive, and achieve recognition for his or her talents. The 1 is ambitious and an over-achiever, but may fear rejection. Learn to be self-sufficient, inventive, willful, and focused. It's energy is masculine and rational.
The number 2 symbolizes the principle of DUALITY. A person of the Life Path 2 is very aware of others' needs as well as its own, and strives to demonstrate friendliness and universal understanding. It is artistic, shy, thorough, and analytical. It's energy is feminine and magnetic. Musical talents may be present.
The number 3 symbolizes the principle of GROWTH. The love of 2 people producing a 3rd is a perfect example. An outpouring of energy is in action. The 3 is optimistic and fun-loving, and strives to uplift and color its surroundings. It's energy is enlivening, youthful, and enthusiastic.
4 - Keyword: PRACTICAL Traits: Application, determination, builder, doer, manager, traditional Challenges: Rigidity, too cautious, limited viewpoint Tarot card: The Emperor Careers: Earth scientist, business owner, developer, lawyer, administrator, office worker, body worker
The number 4 symbolizes the principle of MATTER. It signifies work and productivity. The 4 is constructive, realistic, traditional and cautious. It is the number of system, order, and management. It's energy is stable and methodical.
5 - Keyword: PROGRESS Traits: Freedom, activity, influence, adventure, sensualist, promoter, flair Challenges: Restlessness, procrastination, lack of direction or follow through Tarot card: The Hierophant Careers: Public figure, developer, speculator, designer, news work, performer, change agent
The number 5 symbolizes the principle of CHANGE. It signifies learning to deal with change constructively. The 5 is active, daring, non-conventional, unpredictable, and attracted by the physical senses and indulgences. It is pragmatic and opportunistic and very persuasive. It's energy may be undependable.
6 - Keyword: SERVICE Traits: Domestic, responsible, caution, teacher, conventional, provider, healer Challenges: Anxiety, being controlled, codependency, guilt, over protective Tarot card: The Lovers Careers: Parent, educator, caterer, nurse, body worker/health consultant, traditional professional, counselor, coach
The number 6 symbolizes the principle of HARMONY. It signifies the need for stability and comfort. 6's are natural teachers, trainers, and parents. The 6 is rarely selfish, and may take on the burdens of others unnecessarily. It loves tradition, and is health-oriented. It's energy may come across as passive or aggressive.
7 - Keyword: INVESTIGATOR Traits: Specialist, inventor, loner, eccentric, thoughtful, spiritual Challenges: Pride, narrowness, distance, rigidity, connection to the past, argumentative, temper, silence Tarot card: The Chariot Careers: Consultant, professor, analyst, earth/maritime occupations, individualist, observer, occultist
The number 7 symbolizes the principle of SPIRITUALITY. 7's search to learn, to educate, and to find purpose. The 7 is an investigator, an inventor, and must have solitude in which to find the inner voice. 7's tend to be different, eccentric, or loners and are very discriminating in all areas. It's energy can be slow moving, though peaceful.
The number 8 symbolizes the principle of ACHIEVEMENT. 8's tend to be formal, stern, and stubborn; and is the executive decision-maker. A natural leader able to accomplish any goal, they must learn compassion. It's energy is fast moving and direct.
The number 9 symbolizes the principle of CONSCIOUSNESS. 9's are the dreamers, and feel at home in the realm of the arts, medicine, religion, drama, philosophy and metaphysics. They are healers and educators, acting always for the benefit of others. The 9's look for solutions from the inspirational, intuitive, and creative worlds. It's energy is loving, compassionate, and global.
There are a few double-digit numbers that, while they are rooted in the single-digit numbers, require special emphasis and attention.
They are called Master numbers because they possess more potential than other numbers. They are highly charged and can be difficult to handle. They may require time, maturity, and great effort to integrate into one's personality.
The number 11 symbolizes the principle of ENLIGHTENMENT. 11 provides a visionary outlook, artistic sensitivity, and a sparkling quality. It is not truly practical, but it contributes its unique perspective which facilitates new consciousness. It's energy is very high-strung, intense, polarized (off an on), and subtle.
22 - Keyword: MASTER BUILDER Traits: Idealistic, expansive, visionary, master-builder, government, universal transformation, philanthropic Challenges: Sharing your vision, allowing others to make contributions Tarot card: The World Careers: Politican, business owner, lawyer, administrator
The number 22 symbolizes the principle of BALANCE. 22 can turn the most ambitious of dreams into reality. It is potentially the most successful of all numbers! It has many of the inspirational insights of the 11, combined with the practicality and methodical nature of the 4. It is unlimited, yet disciplined. It sees the spiritual and manifests in the physical. It's energy is expansive, yet structured.
33 - Keyword: MASTER TEACHER Traits: Christ-like, healer, compassionate, blessing, martyr, inspiration, honest Challenges: Requires self-sacrifice, courage, devotion Tarot card: The Star Careers: Parent, educator, Artist, Doctor
The number 33 symbolizes the principle of GUIDANCE. 33 has the ability to suppress all personal ambition, and instead focus its abilities toward the spiritual uplifting of humanity. What makes the 33 especially impressive, is the high level of sincerest devotion. The 33 in full force is extremely rare!
I would love for you to take a look at the possibilities Numerology has in your life! If you would like a Numerology report, please send me a message at facebook or my email. If you have any additional questions about Numerology, I'd be more than happy to answer them for you as well!!
I don't think I have touched upon the topic of 11:11, and I think it's about time at this point!! Right now, the Universe is undergoing some MASSIVE changes. There are many global and individual, conscious and subconscious "shifts" going on. 11:11 is showing up for more and more for many people and I've truly been trying to guide as many people as I can when I find they've been struggling with the symptoms they may be coming across. I feel over these next 2 years there will be more psychic experiences being awakened for people and it could be rather startling if they haven't happened before!
Most people when they start seeing 11:11 at some point start thinking they're crazy.. it's just TOO "coincidental" the frequency it starts to show up!! And once the other prompts start hitting, my gosh.. it can really get to be a lot when you start considering even more of the "what ifs??"! Next year will be of high significance as January 1st starts off with 1/1/11 and also November 1st and 11th, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11!!
So to start off briefly with what it means when you see 11:11. Think of it as an alarm really. You set the timer to go off at a certain time to "remind" you of something! 11:11 is a genetic code that we're all "pre-wired" with. When you see it, it's a "wake up call". You may choose to ignore it and it's message, but it will continue to remind you of it's presence. Once you start seeing it, other things may begin to happen as well. This is really a spiritual journey for you... and will be rather exciting!!! :) You will be learning as much about the world around you as you will about yourself!
I wanted to go over a few of the number combinations that come about...
Common Number Sequences
111 - This sign is related to the start of a new cycle in your life. What you are thinking about doing or changing is correct. Any doubt should be cleared and you should move forward.
222 - This is confirmation that you are on the right path! Have faith in exactly what you're doing!
333 - Your Guides & Angels surround and protect you. You have guidance and are blessed at all times.
444 - You have nothing to fear as you have all the support and abundant blessings you want and need!
555 - HUGE changes abound!!! You may not like it, or you might! Whatever the case, your Spirit Guides are notifying you to keep your vibrational energy high and stay focused!
666 - Your thoughts are out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world, finances, or debt. Raise your thoughts back to positivity!
777 - This is a sign of acknowledgment and achievement - you have learning a lesson that your Spirit Guides want you to learn and are spiritually illuminated!
888 - You have complete financial success at this time! money is flowing from the Universe to you!
999 - Completion. This is the end of a big phase in your goals. You will still be reminded to work on NEW goals to further your life's purpose.
000 - Your thoughts are in Unity with the Universe. You feel the cycle of live and Divine Spark in all!
101, 1010 - A feeling of promise. Of beginnings and endings.
1111 - The "Gateway" to ascension. The doorway to your evolving self. This is really the starting point for number prompts. Even those that seem to stop receiving prompts can usually start receiving the 1111 prompts again when they're ready.
1212 - Your Guides are wanting to give you more information. This is a "secondary" prompt after 1111.
1234, 234, 456 - This is a sign of progress. You will see this sign when thinking about an area of your life that you are concerned about and want to change. Seeing this number sequence immediately after these thoughts is a sign that this is the right course of action for you and you will have the angels support in its pursuit!
321, 432, 543 - If you are repeatedly seeing descending number sequences such as 321, this is a sign from the angels that your thoughts are regressive. It's an indication that your life will take a step backwards if you continue with your current thought pattern.
Ask Andi / Wednesday, May 26, 2010 /
I FINALLY received a question for Witchy Wednesday that I wanted to address on here.. It's one that I can relate to as well, so definitely seemed as though it was something that was coming through to me for a reason! So, on to the question!!
I wanted to ask you a quick question about meditating. I've been trying for months now to practice meditating so that I can do some astral projection. I don't think I'm any where near being able to project!!! My problem is that every time I try to start meditating, a few minutes later my nose is itching, then my leg, then my foot! It's just annoying, it breaks my concentration and then I have to start all over! :( How can I find any easier way to ease myself into the meditative state the first time??
Thanks for your help!
Ok Donna.. here goes. When those itches start happening.... SCRATCH THEM! ;) It didn't fail with me either. I remember I was in group meditation and was just really starting to get good and then all of a sudden I felt this tiny string in my sock rubbing against my toe. I tried ignoring it.. and then I started hearing everyone else kinda rustling around too. Then my eye popped open! And I immediately felt "great, I'm falling behind in the meditation!". Then all of a sudden our teacher says "STOP!! All of you are fighting things. Itch your itch, adjust your back, do what you have to do to get comfortable. The more you fight it the less you'll be focusing." Which is true.. your body is fighting that state of relaxation for whatever reason. Maybe you're just naturally someone who doesn't sit still for very long... does anyone these days?? So here's my quick advice steps..
Don't try to start your meditation until you've gotten past those itches. Take a couple minutes to focus on your breath and generally relax yourself. Adjust anything you need to to make sure you're comfortable.. If you're sitting upright, try laying down. Feet cold? Put on socks. Just make sure to address whatever it is that's causing the distraction.
Start at your toes.. curl them under and hold them tight for a moment, then let go and feel them slowly relax. Then move to your calves, flex and hold the muscles and let them go. Move to your thighs, then buttocks, and abdomen. After those muscle sets you should gently feel the next body parts relaxing on their own.. After your abdomen, you'll move to your shoulders, you should feel them drop and relax along with your arms. No need to flex the biceps! ;) Then move to your face; feel your mouth relax, cheeks, eyes, forehead and then scalp. By this time your body should be feeling GREAT!!
Focus again on your breath. If you want you can move into your own meditation. At this time I would go through and do a chakra cleansing and balancing before my meditation. But that is going to be another post at a later date! ;)
Just those few things have really been able to help out immensely in my meditations!! It's really tough once you get it in your mind you're doing it wrong. But it's just a natural reaction in your body, and once you train it to NOT feel those itches and distractions as much, you'll be able to hit a meditative state almost instantaneously at times!
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I hope that helps you and anyone else that might be struggling with meditating!! Everyone remember to send me your questions at my email or facebook. Have a great day everyone!
Ask Andi / Monday, May 24, 2010 /
I have been meaning to start posting weekly Tarotscopes again! And since I'm currently working on Weekend Lovescopes over at LivePerson, why not get them going now?! I really like doing a blend of Tarot and Astrology.. it's always pleasantly surprising when I draw a Tarot card that is specifically tied to the sign I'm reading. Though when you do blend them together, it is usually not all THAT surprising I guess to see them link up in some ways through planetary combinations. "As above, so below"... symbolism and synchronicity go hand and hand! ;) The images I have accompanying are from the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. I have been using these cards primarily as my general reading deck for the last 5 years.. I absolutely LOVE the artwork on them! I hope you enjoy and please feel free to send me any messages at my email or facebook.
Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- This week will be overflowing with joy and exciting times! Enjoy any parties or celebrations that might come about. If you have been working on a project, it might be time to toast your achievements; or if you've been putting off that project, NOW is the time to get going on it! This card also shows gratitude and the healing power of true unselfish love. Emotionally you may feel more connected to people in a humanitarian way. You're ready to shake things up and anyone in your network is sure to reap the benefits! Anything you put your mind to this week will be positive!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- Your emotions and intuition might get the better of you this week. You will need to try and keep yourself in check and not overreact to the situations you encounter. Decisions are best to be waited on at this time until you have the full facts! It might be tough to resist making up your mind though, you do tend to be a little stubborn! ;) Connections with others will be negotiable, those in your circle, know you well and understand where you're coming from! You'll need to really open up though if you're going to transform things, otherwise you might get stuck in the same pattern.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- Now can be a very transformational time for you! This card shows that your deepest desires are being realized. Your cup is overrunning and you are wanting to burst out into the world and make your mark! Fulfillment in many ways is possible and you could just possibly find yourself with a profitable income from a hobby you love. Share in that love, give to the Universe!! At a spiritual level, this card may be seen as a cup of knowledge. It may be feeling as though your karmic slate has been cleaned. You may just delve into other realms this week and learn something new!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- We've all heard the saying.. Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. And that's exactly what this week's theme is going to be! Nine of Swords can show needless worry, but who can blame you when you're expected to have the answers all the time! If someone gives you a hard time about it, you might need to remind them of your own feelings. Things have been difficult, but you may just need to learn to ride the waves of change and take an alternative path to get to your good fortunes.
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- You may be opinionated, but what's wrong with that? Well, if you're not willing to listen to other's; plenty! Everyone knows you're capable, you don't need to go out searching for verification. This card may be showing to have more faith in yourself and stop relying on the exterior. It seems that you may be failing to find the value in yourself. Take the time to remember what truly makes YOU happy and has you putting in the productive effort you've been looking for. Once you remember where you've started from, you'll see how far you've come and where you're headed!
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- This card can be viewed in so many ways.. but with this week, I see it as being very hopeful and encouraging. You know you can do anything that you set your mind to and have been taking control of things lately. You're totally driven at this point and some people might see you as being a little bit of a workaholic right now. You just want to get ahead and know that if you want it, you need to go for it! If anyone is trying to sway you from your path, you'll need to deal with it. You know you're moving forward in a positive direction!
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Finding balance could be extremely tough this week. You might need to slow things down a little, or you're at the other extreme and need to light a fire and get moving!! Either way, you're the one in control of how you're feeling. Just don't try to extend that control out to your environment or you could end up with an unexpected backlash! Now is the time to figure out what's really important. There may need to be something you have to "sacrifice" or give up in order to get back on track. You may be having to accept some advice you've previously given.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- You may have been called clever.. but was there a sarcastic tone? Right now it's all about choices for you! Are you being fair to yourself? Too fair to others? Your heart is calling out to you, but are you going to listen? It's OK if you want to continue on this path, but you know where it'll lead. You'll need to balance your thoughts, words, AND actions! Be accountable for yourself and hold others to the standards you expect.. unless you want to keep making excuses for them! You have the capacity to really heal yourself this week if that's what you want.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- This card is showing the support system you've built for yourself! You're working towards a common goal and are feeling positive. Balance is being achieved as you keep communication flowing off your emotional needs. Remember that in partnerships there are two different energies; reacting, interacting, but you both won't have the same experiences. Sometimes it may be difficult to understand their differences. But that's your lesson this week, to understand not everyone is going to have the same feeling or reaction to a situation.. just as how you react to their reaction could really make just as much a BIG difference!
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- You might be tapping your energy reserves this week. Focus will be on practical matters, or maybe someone will be needing rescued again! How are others supposed to know you're stressed if you always put up the front that you can handle it? It's not being selfish if your health is being put at risk! You will need to voice your concerns that are specific to the here and now and not what's happened in the past. Taking this new approach will be able to finally bring you the peace and happiness you've been looking for! Just don't go looking for the drama again! ;)
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- If you've been disconnected from others, that's about to change! It's time to let go of the fear if you have been holding yourself back from truly immersing yourself into an experience. Reconnect with your inner child and remember what you really love about life! Have things really gotten so bad that you're willing to compromise in order to keep the peace? You'll be taking a look back and contemplating things this week and see what needs fixing before taking any action. Anything that has been proven not to work will be let go and you'll feel freer than you have in a while!
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- You might find yourself putting your foot in your mouth a few times this week! Be prepared to take it if you're going to dish it out. Question if you're causing your own problems! Are you going to take on the world by yourself and what's the cause anyways? Allow others to give you their opinion without giving the impression you've already figured it all out! You might just see things in a different way than you ever expected. There's no reason to let yourself self destruct over your pride. You can achieve what you want if you're willing to accept the help.
Ask Andi / Saturday, May 22, 2010 /
For a while now I have had a few clients ask for monthly packages to be put together. It only makes sense.. who doesn't want to get a good deal?! ;) So I have come up with the 3 following packages that pretty much include everything that clients are wanting!! IF you get package 3 and want the phone option, we will set up a time each week.. if you want the call the same time too every week, that might be possible! There is $200 off if you are a direct client, for clients utilizing online companies the price is reflective of the commissions paid. I wanted to go ahead and share this on the blog for anyone who might not know that I offer it!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
Ask Andi / Sunday, May 9, 2010 /
I've always loved fire! Bonfires, birthday cakes, fireplaces on a cold winter night, and the flicker of little prayer candle flames. Fire is a sacred element and something humanity still highly relies on daily.. though we might not always be mindful of it!
Spiritually; the dancing candle flame can carry our hopes, dreams, prayers, and even our negative problems away from us and the light of the flames can be seen on all spiritual planes. There is a deep symbolism of creating light within the darkness.. of making a positive change. Because karma and ethics are something that really need to be considered as well. Do good, get good.. do bad, well, deal with it! ;) What's the sense in causing drama anyways? So just be sure of what you're REALLY trying to accomplish. Look at the "means" and the "ends". Why do you want more money? Why do you want the car or house? What is the end? Remember, just like anything, it takes time to develop a skill. So don't feel bad if things fall a little short the first couple times!! Practice makes perfect!!!
This is directly taken from notes I have when I was studying Feri.. The will of God, is YOUR TRUE WILL! You do not need the permission of God(s)/Spirit/Higher Power for spells and energy work. A spell is nothing more than WILL coupled with PASSION to create the power of manifestation!
*How to perform candle magick*
1- PLAN AHEAD! Find the right time. It's not quite as simple as "Oh I'm just gonna light this candle and POOF!". Moon phases and specific planetary days (and even hours) can impact things quite a bit. Well, sometimes, I guess I should say. Honestly, it doesn't ALWAYS make a difference.. in a jam, you can do magick whenever you need. As I always say..NEED and WANT always can make a big difference. It will ALWAYS come back to purpose and intent.
2- Cleanse space. Dust, vacuum, get your area in tip top shape and dress it up to put you in the frame of mind you need!
3- Cleanse yourself. Ask that God(s)/Spirit/Higher Power remove any internal thoughts/blocks that may hinder your work; worry, doubt, resentment, etc.. Ask that your intention be made true for the working. Look at obstacles that are standing in the way and ask they be removed. KEEP CLARITY!
4- Prep your candle. Choose an appropriate colored, virgin (that means UNUSED!) candle to use. I like the mini 4" candles. They burn for about 2-2.5 hours, so for days of mulitple workings, they are perfect for burning 20-30 minutes at a time! :) You may or may not want to carve your name or some symbols into the candle.. hearts or venus symbol for love, dollar sign for money... but you will definitely want to annoint your candle with oil and charge it with your energy.
Annoint to bring something to you: Start at the top of the candle and rub the oil to the middle. Focus on what you are wanting to achieve. Then start at the bottom of the candle and rub the oil from the bottom to the middle and again focus on your intent. Alternatively, you can also rub the oil from top to bottom.
Annoint to release something: Start at the middle of the candle and rub the oil to the top. Let the negativity go. Now, focus on grounding your energy and rub the oil from the middle of the candle to the bottom. Or simply rub the oil from the bottom of the candle to the top.
To charge the candle: Simply hold the candle in your hands, take a few deep breaths, and focus on what you want to manifest! That's as complicated as it needs to get!! If you want, and we'll say you're doing a working for enhanced intuition, you could say a few words such as; "Candle flame that burns so bright, brings enhanced intuition, beyond my sight". Or something similar for your working! ;)
5- Light your candle! It's go time! Place your candle in the holder, and set it ablaze! Take a few moments and feel the energy that comes from the flame. Feel it's energy reaching up through the flame and sending out it's energy. You will also focus on feeling the energy of the Universe coming back the the candle, through the flame and out the bottom of the candle, back into the Universe. Then feel the gentle enegy of the Universe once more come up through the bottom of the candle and out the flame! Continue this visualization and focus on your intention. If you are doing a single day working, let your candle burn out. If you need to extinguish your candle for a second burning, NEVER blow it out; it's seen as "blowing the magick away".. I always just pinch it off with my thumb and finger, but you can use a candle snuffer as well.
6- Clean up. Any wax remnants will need to be tossed in the trash or buried to put any remaining energy in the Earth. It's important to let the magick happen and not obsess over if it's working or not. Keep the energy positive in knowing the energy you put into the work is for the best intentions!
Moon Lunar Phase
A basic "rule" to remember regarding moon phases is if your working is towards receiving or gaining something, perform your spell during a waxing or full moon. If you want to rid yourself of something, perform your spell during the waning moon.
New Moon: Begins on the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. The time of the new moon is best for new ventures and new beginnings. Also for love spells, job hunting, and healing.
Waxing Moon: The time from the new moon, through the first quarter to the full moon. Best time to perform positive magick for love, desire, wealth and success, courage, friendship, luck or good health.
Full Moon: The time of increased perception. Proper time for magicks of intuition, prophetic dreams, psychic abilities, and fertility. Any spellwork that requires extra energy is best done during the full moon.
Waning Moon: The time from full moon, through the last quarter to the new moon. Best time to perform magick for removing negativity, ending bad relationships, breaking bad habits, and reversals.
Incense & Oils
Bay: Purification, healing, protection, psychic powers.
Bayberry: Luck, prosperity.
Cedar: Purification, speed up healing, promote spirituality, obtain money.
Cinnamon: Sharpen psychic abilities, prosperity, protection, strengthen love.
Clove: Potection, divination, exorcism, money, love and purification.
Dragon's Blood: Love, courage, protection, sexual potency.
Frankincense: Spirituality, blessings, good influences, love, protection.
Jasmine: Love, good fortune and wealth.
Juniper: Protection, healing, love.
Lavender: Wisdom, happiness, peace, love and psychic insight.
Myrrh: Cleanse, to banish negativity.
Pine: Money, purification, healing.
Sandalwood: Protection, healing, spirituality.
Spearmint: Healing and purification.
Thyme: Health and healing.
WHITE: --Self, Protection, Purification, Full Moon Magic, Purity, Innocence, Centering, Truth, Sincerity, Meditation, Peace, Power of a Higher Nature, Greater Attainments in Life, Spirituality.
RED: -- South direction, Protection, Strength, Blood, Passion, Courage, Health; Power, Fire Elemental, Sexuality, Vigor, Energy, Enthusiasm, Will Power, To conquer fear or laziness.
PINK: --Love, Peace, Femininity, Friendship, Honor, Morality, Emotional Love, Affection, Romance, Spiritual Awakening, Healing of the Spirit, Togetherness.
ORANGE: --The God, Ambition, Attraction, Stimulation, Energy, Healing, Vitality, Encouragement, Adaptability, Luck, Pulling things to you, Clearing the Mind, Dominance, Sudden Changes, Success, Justice, Change Luck.
YELLOW: --East direction, Air Elemental, Intellect, Creative Work, Learning; Changes, Confidence, Attraction, Harmony, Clairvoyance, Charm, Imagination, Power of the Mind, Gentle persuasion, Memory, Action.
BLACK: --Endings, Closing of Doors, Psychic Work, Death, Ward Negativity, Remove Hexes, Protection, Spirit Contact, Truth, Remove Discord or Confusion, Reversing, Releasing, Repel Dark Magic and Negative Thought Forms.
Daily & Planetary Influences
SUNDAY: (ruled by the Sun) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving banishing evil, exorcism, healing and prosperity. Colors: Orange, white, yellow, gold. Incense/Oil: Frankincense, lemon.
MONDAY: (ruled by the Moon) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving purification, protection, peace, the goddess, female fertility, messages, reconciliation, theft and voyages. Colors: Silver, white, grey, violet. Incense/Oil: African violet, honeysuckle, myrtle, willow, wormwood.
TUESDAY: (ruled by Mars) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving courage, energy, physical strength, stimulation, banishing negativity, revenge, military honour, courage, surgery and the breaking of negative spells. Colors: Red, orange. Incense/Oil: Dragon's blood, patchouli.
WEDNESDAY: (ruled by Mercury) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving communication, divination, writing, knowledge, wisdom, study and business transactions. Colors: Yellow, grey, purple, and all opalescent hues. Incense/Oil: Jasmine, lavender.
THURSDAY: (ruled by Jupiter) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving luck, wealth, happiness, health, legal matters, male fertility, healing animals and agriculture. Colors: Blue, purple, indigo, brown. Incense/Oil: Cinnamon, nutmeg, musk, sage.
FRIDAY: (ruled by Venus) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving love, romance, beauty, sex, marriage, friendships and partnerships. Colors: Pink, green. Incense/Oil: Sandalwood, rose, vanilla.
SATURDAY: (ruled by Saturn) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving spirit communication, meditation, psychic attack or defence, locating lost things or missing persons and change. Colors: Black, blue, grey, purple. Incense/Oil: Myrrh.
Candle workings don't need to seem complicated! Take some time to practice and see what you can manifest into your life! If you need any help finding supplies or figuring out how to customize your own working, feel free to send me a message at my email or facebook.
I'm glad to be working alongside Cristina, Chrisalis, and StarShadow. I have some more I am working on too, but that's a secret right now! ;) Be on the lookout for my next LivePerson Lovescope post for May 28 - 30!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding how astrology can work for you! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!!