Ask Andi / Tuesday, June 29, 2010 /
You know, I should really aim to probably get these posted on Sunday night! LOL! Yesterday started off fabulous and I had tons of motivation! And I have to say I was just as equally blessed with a number of clients I hadn't expected, so as the day progressed.. well, they're a tad bit late! And let me not mention, though I am, that I do NOT like Blogger's new layouts and formatting.. I've lost 3 posts now to where my text gets totally wiped out at times. Definitely has me reminded again to save my work offline as I progress through it!!! But I'm thinking that this next coming week's, and those thereafter, will *probably* start getting posted on Sundays so I don't look like I'm a total scattered procrastinator!! I'm really not, I just tend to get caught up in things that weren't on my "to do" list! Anyways, I'm going back to The Gilded Tarot, the imagery is just so vibrant!! Please feel free to send me any messages at my email or facebook! Here's this week's Tarotscopes!!
Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- Your eyes might not be open to the situations around you, or maybe at this point you'd rather just settle and see if that works out? You might be needing to take another look at things and make sure you're really being honest with yourself. This week is bound to bring you some temptations of an easier way out, but if it's compromising your ability to make things right, you may be easily swayed to throw caution to the wind! Rather than focusing on something you think is a helpless situation, be thankful for that which is already in your life!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - This week has a sense of renewed inspiration!! You're ready to start moving forward with some ideas you've set aside for a while. And at this point it really is a time to leap and then look! Too often, you have found yourself trying to control the situations trying to come up with a solution to please everyone but yourself. Now you are focused on a path of really achieving what you've wanted all along; stability! It might seem as though you're in uncharted territory, but once you get going.. you'll see you were on the right path all along!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- You could be finding yourself giving out more advice than you're usually use to! Take it as a compliment! Things have been working out pretty good for you lately and everyone else wants some of that good luck to rub off! Just make sure you're not coming off as "all knowing" and you won't rub anyone the wrong way. This week is going to continue to propel you into seeing that the way you were doing things wasn't working and now that you've found your groove, true happiness really can be achieved if you just but some work into it! You should be proud of yourself!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- Last week us Cancer's had the King of Cups reversed, and this week it's upright! This week will definitely start showing signs of progress with what you've been working with. It might start off a little slow, but it'll be business as usual this week as you get back in stride with things mid-week. If you've been trying to get your emotions in check with some of the stress you've been dealing with, this weekend's family festivities will be right up your alley! You'll start finding that balance between work and family soon. You're working towards creating some great things for everyone!
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Something that has been bothering you for a while may soon be at it's end! But, you may need to step back a little and put your faith a little to the test. Just know that you are very close to reaching your goal and all is going to be working out in your favor, it usually does anyways! This week could have you feeling excited one minute and royally pissed off the next. The Knight of Wands is a fiery card just as your Leo sign; think of those teenage years when emotions ran hot and cold.. maybe listen to some Katy Perry! ;)
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- Once again you're frustrated at your attempts to get ahead! Things were moving along OK, and then this week just seems to give you one headache after another. Relationships will come under some strain as you're looked to for the answers.. but who's on your side for support? You may need to close yourself off to some drama to get focused on your own situations. Stability may be tested once again with your finances as you figure out what are necessities and what you can do without. You could really use someone to talk to and just listen for a change!
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- This week will definitely NOT be a time you want to put up any sort of "false front". Being honest with yourself and others is going to be really important if you're going to keep up with the progress you've been making. Just because things are going well doesn't mean you can't take any risks, you'll just need to make sure it worth the "investment" you'll be putting into it. You can't be fearful of where things are taking you now! You've been doing great, now it's just time to share your good times with others! Just make sure those around you are there for good reasons!
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- Hopefully after last week, this week brings you a lot more good times! The 9 of Cups vibes good with your watery self and emotions have finally played themselves out. This week will bring you more creativity in your friendships and relationships. Just because some of your circle of friends might not get along, doesn't mean you have to choose one over the other. You've got enough of yourself to go around and you don't mind the attention either! You'll be satisfied knowing the decisions you've made were for the right reasons. It's time for some comfort and fun for a job well done!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- Don't be surprised if you find yourself asking what it is you really do want! If you haven't been following your instincts, you might want to start before things fall anymore off the wagon! Usually your intelligence can keep you moving along, but once your emotions have hold off you, things become a mess. If you're waiting for someone to come to your rescue, it could be time to get those emotions in check and see what the real cause of your condition is. Stop and think if you're overlooking any possibilities you haven't even thought to pursue previously. You're missing the bigger picture somewhere.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- You could find yourself with a tempting work offer this week! If you feel this is the right move, GO FOR IT! Right now you've really come into some good social connections and you'll be able to advance yourself financially if you take a little bit of a risk for a change. Isn't this what you've been asking for anyways lately? Be thankful for the opportunities that have been coming out of nowhere and you'll soon achieve the finances and romantic connections you've been desiring! You've been working hard for this, be gracious enough to accept it! There's no reason to feel you don't deserve it.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- This week you might feel as though you've got good karma raining all down on you! And why not? After last week's Death card, the Wheel of Fortune is blessing you with showing you how destiny can really show up in your life. You will find yourself with a renewed sense of faith as the week progresses on. Circumstances might not always be what you'd like, but you're seeing that sometimes the more you give into things, the more they seem to work out more in your favor! If you've been needing a fresh start, it could be just around the corner!
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- Things haven't been going quite how you thought they would lately. But this week at least will show you that the new life that's been starting will bring you a lot more healthier and happier memories than what you've been left with. If you've been hurt by someone, this may be the time to let them know and end that feeling of suffering on your side. You can be worried about how they will be feeling either! You have your own self to look after! Sometimes it can take something like this in order to get out of the cycles we make. Know that you're doing this for a better future!
Ask Andi / Saturday, June 26, 2010 /
"He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help" ~Abraham Lincoln
"If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them." ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
"He only profits from praise who values criticism." ~Heinrich Heine
Words have the power to inspire and destroy. When I was young, I quite often heard from my Grandmother; "mind your words". It's true though, sometimes I have a problem with going on and on about something. I also have a fabulous knack of just saying what's on my mind at times without really thinking about the repercussion of it. This can be a bonus or a bane!!! LOL! Positive words can empower people towards great accomplishments. And negative words can be highly destructive! But how do you know when you're being critical and when you're actually producing constructive criticism?
First, it's easy for us to intake negativity more easily than it is positivity. Why? Because that's what we're dealing with 24/7!! TV and online news is primarily focused on all that is "WRONG" in the world.. we barely get a glimpse of the few miracles and heroes before there is another story of something devastating! If you think life is horrible.. think back to a moment ago.. were you just stressing over a bill that is due? What do you think the first thing out of your mouth is going to be when you get to the mailbox and see it?! If you're Gordon Ramsey, it'd probably be something like MUTHA F#[K!N BILL!! People who deal with depression, may also find they're overly critical of themselves saying things like "I'll NEVER accomplish that" or "Sometimes I'm just stupid". Here is a simple test you can do for yourself to see if your words are falling on the NEGATIVE or POSITIVE spectrum.
Take a piece of paper and mark down these words, phrases, and/or any similar that you find yourself using. Throughout the day, place a mark when you find yourself saying one of these words.
Negative · Useless · Empty · Impossible · Ugly · Weak · Lonely · Hopeless · Loser · Failure · Bad person · Stupid · NEVER · Lost
Positive · Beautiful · Hope · THANK YOU!! (It really is under used!) · Please (same as above!) · Fabulous · Awesome · Smart thinking · Great · Terrific · LOVE · Wonderful · You're the best! · FUN (I think people are forgetting that word a lot!)
You might also want to make a note if you were feeling a certain way when these words came popping out of your mouth. Remember, negative words are going to be associated with feelings of despair, disappointment, anxiety, anger, guilt, and frustration. Whereas feelings of hope, happiness, accomplishment, pride, passion and love are from encouraging, positive words!
The more practice with minding your words, the easier it becomes to Mind Your Thoughts! By speaking negative words, the more you'll feel unwanted emotions. Until you remove the negative chatter from your mind, you won’t be able to lead the happy life you envision yourself in. If you're feeling depressed, lonely, or generally down on yourself. Check out what you're actually expressing aloud. You may just surprise yourself! Start using words that spread happiness and watch how the energy around you and within you starts to change!
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~Buddha
“The ancestor of every action is a thought.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
So we're venturing into some Law of Attraction here! You can't get upset by the thoughts you find yourself having.. there's about a half dozen situations you're probably trying to sort out! That's enough to have anyone feeling overwhelmed! By realizing that you already have the answers to what's going on might just have you saying.. ummm, no, no I don't. And YES, YES YOU DO!! Because what's happening right now is directly related to a thought, and then an action, and then a reaction!
Here's an easy way to think about it. Life is going generally well, you get yourself a credit card with the thought of "I will only use it to build my credit". So you use it and pay on it regularly and have almost paid it off when a temptation comes about.. so you hmmm and haaa about it trying to rationalize the purchase. On one hand you could say to yourself "oh it's a GREAT buy and it's not that much to where I'd have a problem buying it!" OR "I know if I buy this and allow myself the pleasure of owning it I'll regret it because SOMETHING will end up being an EXTRA expense"... and guess what happens. More often than not, it's the second thought that comes up! And guess what happens! And on and on.. because once the process hits, it's tough to stop the mental pattern of "I'M NEVER GETTING OUT OF HERE!".
It IS easy to turn it around. There is no waiting period. And it works INSTANTLY! So, once that credit card bill comes in the mail.. instead of saying "great another $30 that I could've used for gas" needs to become "oh I knew this bill was due so it's a good thing I have that covered!". It's not like the bill snuck up on you from out of nowhere! And when there is something that does seem to sneek up.. well, you might have to think about that for a minute.. was the break light indicator on for a reason? Hmmm... There may be "coincidences", but honestly, nothing is truly ever what it seems at times! The synchronicity of life carries on through everything! Thought, word, action, and reaction! :)
Well, we've just about made it 1/2 way through the year so you can expect me to be offering some totally awesome 1/2 OFF SPECIALS!!!!!! That was supposed to be like Oprah's voice when she get's really excited! :) Can you tell that girl in the pic looks WAY stoked to be freezin her butt off! But I know a lot of people are already saying they want to be done with summer.. even though it really just kinda got here! Much in the same way that when winter hits we can't wait for summer! Of course, I gotta jazz it up some! So here we go...
June 27th - July 4th & July 18th - July 25th: Email special.. $25!!!
July 1st - 31st: ALL IM/PHONE READINGS 1/2 OFF!!! You heard me right.. PHONE READINGS.. Life has been generous enough to let me get back into doing more phone readings, so I expect to start booking up rather quickly again. I'd just like to give those the opportunity to try out my services at a discounted rate and what better time than mid year when everyone would like to try and figure out just what the next 6 months until the close out of the year and start of a next will end up bringing us!
Now.. I know I also offer Reiki and Astrology reports. While these will not be 1/2 off as the readings are, I will be offering $10 off these services as well! :)
Which then brings me to the monthly "VIP" retainer specials!!
If you would like to purchase ANY reading or service, you can simply click the "donate" button on the bottom bar or email payment to firstname.lastname@example.org through Paypal. Payment arrangements are most definitely possible for the retainer pricing and package is upgradeable at any time. If you are looking for a reading, now will be the PRIMO time to get one as once the fall season hits, I plan to be devoting a lot more time to my classes!! So expect to see more more news about those coming up really soon!!!
As always, if you have ANY question, you can always feel free to send me a message off to the right through Digsby.. or my email or facebook!
Ask Andi / Friday, June 25, 2010 /
We're blessed with a Partial Lunar Eclipse on June 26th, 2010 at around 7:38am EST. This eclipse will be at 4-4½ degrees in Capricorn/Cancer with the moon conjunct Pluto. We can expect structural changes and truths to be revealed. This may also be due to the strength of the cardinal grand cross that is not fully finished yet. With this eclipse, those with prevalent cardinal influences in their chart, the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn; in the early signs will experience these energies more strongly.
Women may be more strongly effected as well as we feel the moon's emotional pull to the sun's active response energy. Feelings may be difficult to understand properly. Though a feeling of achieving emotional stability will be heavily pursued as well!
The Full Moon is always a time of personal fulfillment and soon brings us through the cycle of exploring new thoughtfulness. With a Capricorn moon, we dig our heels into our goals to make the reality we want to achieve possible!!
During this time you may want to work on some personal goals! I am also available for performing spellwork at this time. If you would like a spell performed, you can contact me at my email or at facebook. Alternately, you may want to have an astrological chart done at this time too to see what sort of influences may be coming up for you in the next couple of months! Take a look at my services page!
At this time of the eclipse you may want to do a simple candle spell. Here is what you will need.
1 white candle, 1 black candle
Piece of paper
Green marker for financial matters
Pink marker for love matters
Blue marker for health/healing matters
Black marker for emotional matters
Orange marker for creativity/mind matters
Purple marker for spirituality/psychic matters
1 sage stick (optional)
Light your black candle, and gaze at it for a moment or two. Then close your eyes and take a few deep breaths and think about all the things that are dragging you down, making you generally unhappy.. you know all the BLAH stuff! Take all of it and just put it in a big, ugly, black trash bag. Make sure it's ALL in there.. you don't want to leave anything behind!! Tie it up good and tight! You might even notice that it's trying to open back up, but don't let it. You don't need to let any of that stuff interfere anymore. Once you're sure you've put all your garbage in it's place. Take in one HUGE deep breath, hold it for 5 counts and then let it all out at once in a BIG "HAAAAAAA" sound. Now snuff out the candle and sit in the quiet stillness for a moment.
Light your white candle, and gaze at it for a moment or two again. If you have a sage stick, light it now and let the smoke swirl around you, cleansing your energy. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and think about all the things you are achieving in your life! See how easily what you are working towards comes to you without any struggle or strife! It is just so simple how you thought at first where things were troubling are now working out exactly how you had planned! Keep these pleasant thoughts going until you have worked your energy to an ecstatic feeling of happiness. Now you will want to write down your affirmations!
Here is one for love: I am creating the relationship I am meant to have! The more I appreciate the attention I receive from others, the more I will open myself up to the feelings of love!
Here is one for career: I am living the path I have made for myself! I will continue to work towards creating the contacts I want to create the prosperity I desire!
And one for health: I am treating my body as a living being. I will give it the care and nurturing that it needs to further make healthier choices in my life!
For emotional stability: I am allowing my emotions to become balanced. I will give options to myself for feeling situations in another way. I will remain calm in times of stress and be joyous of the times of relaxation!
For creativity: I am bursting with creative expression! I can't contain the emotions of electrifying energy that is flowing from every (... insert word for a writer, paint stroke for painters, seam and hem for seamstress, etc..)! My creations are a direct expression of my love for life!
Take a few moments after you are done writing your affirmations and really AFFIRM them! Say them aloud a few times until the sound of your voice is reverberating within. You will know when you truly are feeling the magick being made! Once you are done, extinguish your white candle. Take the black one and bury it or put it in a trashcan outside. Do NOT leave it in your house! The white one you can light at any time during the next few weeks to further "up" your manifesting.
I wish you a happy Full Moon Eclipse!!! Many Blessings!!!
Ask Andi / Tuesday, June 22, 2010 /
Here is this week's Tarotscopes! Sorry they're a tad bit late.. I was having some formatting problems for some reason!! And as I had promised, we're switching it up a bit and I'll be using the Universal Waite deck! I've used both the Universal Waite and the Rider Waite in the past, I had used the Rider Waite for about 4 years exclusively when I had first started reading Tarot since the images are the ones mostly used in shows and movies.. it just made it easy for people to relate to 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)- You're starting to branch out a little more! Some new opportunities are going to show up this week and old commitments might end up getting closed up by the weekend. New contacts or allowing relationships that are beneficial back into your life favor heavily. You may have been keeping company with those that were holding you back. Anything that get's you a new routine will have you feeling refreshed and invigorated about life! Just be sure you're not taking on more than you can handle and you'll be able to reach your goals. It's time to take some more pride in who you are and the goals that you hold for yourself!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - If you're feeling that you're losing the battle, have faith in knowing the fight is for a common goal! You may need to let go your fears and doubts that what you're feeling is "wrong". They are your feelings and reactions to the situation that's been brewing for a while. If you can have some control, you may be able to make it through the week without it being a total disaster! That's not to say you won't be able to escape making any sort of decisions.. just know that you're doing it for the sake of moving forward with life!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- You've been over the moon lately! This week should bring about a celebration.. possibly a late birthday celebration? Just make sure you don't overdo it! You might feel like things are speeding along without you and you're needing to catch up with everyone else.. just be thankful for where you're at and know you're right where you need to be and WHO you need to be. Stay true to yourself and your causes and you'll have the good fortune you've been looking for! If anything this week will show you that you're just where you wanted to be and you're finding that exuberant balance you thought was missing!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- A reversed King of Cups for you (and me!) this week can show it might bring about some moodiness. There's a lot of focus around the house and home. A discussion of responsibilities and changes for the future is a possibility over the weekend. Keeping feelings focused and mature will factor in heavily if any real discussion is going to make any change. These worrying thoughts may have been bottled up for a while, but once they're out on the table, there's no going back. Others know you're coming from a place of general caring... you just need to learn how to express yourself before you explode!
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- This week either your work seems to get passed over or if you are working with someone on a project, you might be left with only your half completed! It may feel like a struggle just to get to the weekend, so when you do get there.. don't end up making it one you regret! You may just need a little patience right now and try not to push things so much in your favor, they're probably already there in the first place! You'll also need to make sure you're being compensated properly as well and not being taken advantage of. Just be careful your lion's roar doesn't scare anyone off!
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- Your eyes are wide open this week! If anything has been troublesome, that'll be coming to an end and in a fair and balanced way as well. By the weekend you'll be able to feel a sense of relief, but could be forced out of your comfort zone as well in another way. Change needs to come about, but don't expect the world just to change around YOU. You've got to be a part of what's going on and be accountable for your actions. If you've been missing the lessons you've been taught lately, it might be tough to see where you're headed. Keep living in the experiences!
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Just because you thought things were on the right path, doesn't mean someone didn't change the sign post! This week might throw you for such a loop, it might be tough to make sense of anything. Honestly right now, you probably won't be able to. You'll need to find a balance with your heart and your head! You can't have one over rule the other if you're going to reach your full potential. The Lover's reversed is definitely showing a choice will need to be made. Just make sure that you have all the information you need before rushing ahead with anything! Making a choice doesn't mean you have to give up!
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- The High Priestess holds a wealth of knowledge.. but reversed, something is amiss. Are you holding back from the truth? Or have you lost the trust in someone? This week is going to have you looking inside yourself, searching for your truths. You might find yourself somewhat surprised by the people around you and it might be a time where those that have been negatively impacting you will now be leaving. Say good riddance!!! You don't need that sort of drama anymore! Move forward in knowing you're the one that's in control of your life and you can trust you know exactly what you want!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- Right now you could perceive things could always be worse.. and that's fine. But not everyone is going to share that optimistic outlook! It's only going to be an obstacle if you make it that way, so be sure you are fighting fair when it comes down to it. If you feel you have the answers, now might be a good time to share them! You can't blame others, or yourself, for the predicament. It's now the time to work together, but you'll also be starting a new path for yourself too that'll have you feeling a lot more comfortable with where things are headed!
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- You'll be thinking about a lot of things this week! Don't get too upset if you find yourself lost in dreams of the past.. just remember them for what they were and take some advice from them! If you've been too closed off from others, now might be the time to make amends. Just make sure you're coming across as genuine. It may seem as though this sort of thing has happened before with you. It might be the time to re-evaluate how you've been emotionally invested in things. A new approach later could be key! Don't worry about finding the solution yet, give yourself a moment to breathe.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- Don't freak out with the Death card! This week for you is going to be FANTASTIC! All your resources have been pulling together for you and you can feel a global change on the horizon! As you can see in this card the sun is on the horizon, but is it rising or setting? Everything has been moving along naturally and thought changes have been about, they have been somewhat pleasant! You know that the change is for the better and you have been more at peace than you've felt in a while. The cycle of life is blessing you by purifying and eliminating that which is no longer needed!
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- You might need to be a little more adaptable this week. If you've been discouraged, by the weekend you'll be singing a happier tune! Let others help if they want, you don't need to prove anything by taking on so much. Focus on one task at a time and you'll knock them out before you know it if you can keep your emotional impulses at bay! Your inspiration might be waning a bit, but once you take a break, you'll have your second wind and be ready for more! You've been forging ahead in a lot of ways and are creating the prosperity you've been wanting!
Ask Andi / Monday, June 21, 2010 /
The Summer Solstice marks the Sun's movement into Cancer at the height of summertime and a time for celebrating our abundance and happiness in life! Summer as a kid always meant being happy to be out of school and running with wild abandonment for as long as the sun stayed shining! The solar radiance is providing for our growing plants and helping them push for the final productions for when we get ready for the coming shorter days when we will harvest what we've accomplished to nurture. This is a great time to enjoy an afternoon picnic, barbeque, or even a traditional bonfire celebration! At this time we count our blessings, but we can also cleanse ourselves from troublesome problems, sorrow, illness, addictions, and general negative thinking. The Solstice marks a time of coming into balance and brings the elemental strength of the fiery Sun and emotional rainy waters together! First you might want to start the day with a fresh cleansing!
Take a shower and visualize the water bathing you in a cleansing white light. Let the water wash away any negativity. Feel the water absorbing through your body. Feel your own body's water level. After all, our bodies are nearly half composed of water. Feel the white light coursing throughout your body leaving you invigorated with life's blessings! Step out into the day's Sun and soak up more of the Earth's healing light.
If you're lucky enough to be living near a flowing body of water.. immerse yourself and allow your body to float on your back if possible. If you're not comfortable with that or the water is a little rough, just sitting in the water is fine too. Feel the water all around you and visualize the water being absorbed THROUGH you. Feel any negativity being pulled away from your body and dispersed into the water where if it is a fresh watered body, it will flow to the ocean and be neutralized by the salt, or if you're in the ocean feel any negativity instantly disintegrate away from you! Come out of the water and allow the Sun to fill you with it's light. (Hopefully you remember sunscreen too if you're outside!)
After the cleansing, make a list of the things you would like to continue to work to achieve and what you will want to "harvest" in the next few months. You may want to choose to anoint this list with some essential oil, or spray with a scent that reminds you of summer. Once you are done, say a small prayer or chant that you will continue to be thankful for your blessings received. Then roll the piece of paper up into a scroll and tie a red piece of yarn or string around it 9 times to seal your intentions. Keep this scroll handy as you'll need it at the time of Mabon also known as the Autumn Equinox! You may also want to burn a Litha inspired incense to help carry your prayers and wishes. Here is a recipe that I enjoy using!
2 parts Sandalwood, 2 part Chamomile, 2 part Apple Blossoms, 1 part Mugwort, 1 part Vervain, 1 part Yarrow, 3 drops Rose oil, 3 drops Carnation oil, 3 drops Lily oil
Finally; if love has been elusive, this is the BEST time to perform magick for some romance! Many old superstitions and divination methods are available at this time to find out who it is you're meant to be with! If you wash your face with the dew of Midsummer morning, the first man to gaze at you will fall in love. In Ireland, it is customary to put 9 sprigs of Yarrow under your pillow to dream of your beloved. Since a good number of weddings take place in June it has ALWAYS been an Italian custom for me to place a piece of cake under my pillow for prophetic dreams of love. This started when I was around 12 years old! The cake tradition then changes that once you have found your love, you will continue to have "sweet success" if you place a piece of wedding cake under your pillow! The following morning it's standard to toss the pieces out into the yard for the sweetness to be shared!
I hope this has given you some ideas on how you can celebrate the Summer Solstice! It's always a favorite time of mine as I know I'll be getting birthday presents in a few days time! LOL! If you need any assistance with your holiday celebration preparations, are wanting some love spell work done, or if you'd just like to chit chat, you can reach me at my email or facebook.
Have a superb Summer Solstice and many blessings!!!
Ask Andi / Wednesday, June 16, 2010 /
Ok so I am totally sorry that I didn't get this weeks Tarotscopes up!! Unfortunately I caught a lovely virus over the weekend on my laptop and my darling husband was able to get it cleaned up late last night. So I didn't see the sense in posting the scopes when the week is 1/2 way thru.. if you'd like to know your scope, send me a quick message on fb and I can pull you an individual card to make up for it! However, I did get an awesome question for this week's Witchy Wednesday! So here we go...
Hi Andi! I had a question about spells. Can I recast a spell? I was working on one but I got the feeling that I didn’t cast it right , so I was thinking to cast it again. Is it possible?
Love &Light! Morganna
Hi Morganna, Ok.. My rule on it is, if I cast a spell once and it doesn't work.. then something probably wasn't done right!! But if it seems to be something more that I did to mess things up, then I might take a second shot at it! I'll always take another look at it and see if the reason why I might have messed things up in the first place is because it just wasn't supposed to be done! So just a whole look over of things to make sure something isn't amiss will be really important! It's the #1 rule before casting to make sure all the t's are crossed and i's dotted, but we all overlook things from time to time!! It's also important to know that just because you WANT something to happen a certain way and do a spell, it doesn't mean the Universe has to listen to you! It's kinda like asking a friend for $20.. You'd like them to loan it to you, but it doesn't mean they have to!! So.. take a look over what you are working on and see if anything needs improved. Then if you want to try and give it another shot.. go for it!! If you once again end up with the same results.. it's definitely time to go back to the drawing board if you absolutely NEED this spell to work. Otherwise, put it on the back burner for now as it's not the right time for it! Hope that helps ya out!!
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Ask Andi / Thursday, June 10, 2010 /
On a recent advertisement on TV, I heard that 1 in 5 relationships now begin from online dating! I'd have to say this is probably true as many of my clients are finding themselves online anyways, so why not look for love?! Here's where what I call POP (or Pages of Pictures) dating comes about! It's rather easy to look at someone's profile on any number of dating sites, send a message and strike up some conversation. But what about when it comes to meeting?? The day in and day out situations you'll have occurring? Sometimes even after the first meeting it can be back to the pages, sometimes forgetting any prior connections and conversations that have come about before the fated meeting! But why? What was it in the first meeting that changed things from magical to splitsville? The #1 reason why POP dating first time meetings don't work? HONESTY! If one person is falsely representing themselves, within the first meeting, you'll know... and why would you want to believe anything they've said previously!? So it's back to the POP and back to trying to find the love you're wanting. So how DO you manage to find someone through POP dating?
1- Make a list of what you're really looking for... STICK TO IT!! The moment you compromise is the moment you tell the Universe that you don't think you deserve what you really want!
2- Know that just because you "know" this person online, you don't know how they react to situations on an ongoing basis. They might seem very easy going online, but once together you may see this in another light as possibly laziness?
3- Realize that *some* bragging or boasting will be part of things... EVERYONE does this!! I mean here we are trying to put our best out there for someone to say I'm picking YOU! So just how embellishments come with any other situation, expect it here as well!
4- Take things slowly once moving from online to off.. Let your energies get used to being around one another. Try not to allow things to slide back to being more online though as it'll be more important to start integrating the physical reality into things.
I'm sure, of course, that sooner or later, there might just be a little too much of the POP dating and you might want to give up! That's where I can be of help! Or any other intuitive psychic who does picture readings and/or remote viewing! If you've seen some of my readings at Read My Pic, you can see how easily a picture reading can be achieved! I have been able to help MANY of my clients find their true love through quite a few different online dating companies! Besides picture reading for potential mates, once a connection is established we can take it a step further by looking into astrological connections there may be before really moving any further. It definitely has been shown to help produce some more long lasting relationships and I've had quite a few marriages happen as well!!! So if you are finding yourself in a POP dating situation that you just can't seem to find "The One" from, I'd be more than happy to assist you in manifesting your perfect relationship!! I wish you all the best of luck in your online dating adventures, and if you'd like some help you can always feel free to contact me at Facebook or Email.
Ask Andi / Monday, June 7, 2010 /
Here is your weekly dose of Tarotscopes! And yes, I'm using the images from the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti again, but I think next week I'm going to switch it up to another deck to keep things interesting!! 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)- Don't let your thoughts OR actions get the better of you this week! Slow down just a tad and wait before doing anything or you might just find you're kicking yourself later. But that could just be your Aries self anyways. Know your limits and their's, and you might just make it through the week unscathed! At the same time, don't let yourself let your thoughts get the better of you either. Make sure there really is a reason behind things and you're not just creating a situation that's not there! Have faith in yourself, let the tension pass and things will become clear!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- You might just be emotionally exhausted or feel at a sense of loss this week. Your patience has finally worn thin! While you could be ready to give up at this point, just remember tomorrow is always another day and are things REALLY that bad or are you just so fed up that seeing the light at the end of a tunnel seems more like a dream? Count your current blessings and try to keep the faith that things always have a way of working themselves out! Just because it's not the path you thought you were going to take doesn't make it the wrong one.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- Things may have been smoothly sailing along, but it looks like this week may bring you somewhat of an upset. Communication could be broken down and perspectives aren't being seen for what they should be. This will be a time to find some balance and try to connect again with what your emotions are trying to tell you. Have you been compromising a little too much to please someone? Any differences that have caused problems are now at a time to solve! Lay it all out there! If you don't let anyone know what you're feeling, how are they supposed to know?
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- The Queen of Wands reversed may be telling you to slow it down just a bit so you don't burn yourself out! Creativity is bursting and you're feeling inspired by all sorts of things, but if you don't harness that energy it will continue to burn wildly and eventually, burn out. Take some time to make some decisions on what needs to be your focus and be given attention and what can sit on the back burner for now. You don't need to achieve it all right now anyways, and if you keep pushing for it, you won't! Take this week to find what'll bring you fulfillment.
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- You're on your path.. at the moment! Is it really the path you want though? You might just be contemplating that right now. Either way, give in, let go, and just focus on the happiness that is! Don't lose sight of what's right in front of you or when you do make it to where you think you're going, you could end up with an entirely different outcome than what you've expected. Now is not the time to be selfish or let your prideful nature get the better of you! You'll need to support of others throughout your journey. Don't close yourself off to the experience.
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- You've allowed yourself some optimism finally! It took some time, but life is starting to give you a break. There's a renewed sense of confidence and some new opportunities have been opening themselves up to you, presenting you even more options to pursue! All of your friendships this week seem to work out in your favor. You might even find a compliment from someone that usually give you a tough time! And you can sigh a deep breath of relief as this week brings you the renewed faith you've been searching for. By the time the weekend comes around you'll definitely be feeling the love!
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Something could catch you totally off guard this week or that unfinished business you though wouldn't be a big deal, suddenly is! If you get an "I told you so" don't get upset.. you really should've seen this coming! You can take this time to make what's wrong right and get things back on track. You may have to do it alone, but be strong in knowing you can clean up your own mess! Accept what's going on, but know that it too shall pass and another day will come bringing hope and better situations. At least try to kick your feet up on the weekend!
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- You might just receive the best news ever this week! If you're expecting news of a job, this could be it. Otherwise you may stumble upon a new way of doing things that'll have you being more productive! You're confident and feeling an upbeat enthusiasm for life. The Page of Wands shows that you're clear in your thoughts and approaching things with pure intentions. Be sure not to compromise your self worth though or you may find yourself feeling taken advantage of. By the weekend you can expect some sort of get together where you can share your news and enjoy some recognition for your efforts.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- With the 6 of Cups reversed, you may find that you're being forced to deal with someone or something you'd rather not. Maybe it's time to let go of any bitterness you're feeling or just realize that it's not as important to harbor those feelings of resentment for one moment longer. Let the past stay in the past and know that what you are creating now far outweighs anything that may have kept you from happiness before. You might also need to learn that giving is just as important as receiving. Finding your balance between struggle and joy bring you to a more "realness" with yourself.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- Usually you can be pretty predictable, but these day's you're ready to tear down the walls and start a revolution! You've tried to adhere to the establishment but are tired of feeling your voice is unheard. If you're needing to take things to a new level of justice, now is the time to do it! Don't just say you're going to do something, really DO IT! If the Hierophant shows up, it usually shows some new routine, but this time being reversed, you may be hesitant to take any sort of action. If you want to stay with where you're at, feel free, but don't be frustrated when things haven't changed!
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- This week may just feel like you're in a dream with how amazing it plays out! Everything you thought was impossible is finally being manifested! And with the attitude you've had lately, you'll be more than happy to share in your happiness. Your friendships have been really focused lately and those that were not benefiting you have been taken care of. Now you get to really enjoy the environment you've created for yourself! If you can manage throwing a party this weekend you'll find yourself with the best get together in a while and creating long lasting memories! Truly love the life you're living, it's all good!
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- The 10 of Pentacles is bringing stability to you this week! You may have been frustrated lately that you haven't had the support you usually depend on, but now you'll see that we all have times when we wax and wane just like the Moon in what we're able to give to others. The support was still there, just not as strong as it has been. You can feel successful in knowing a lot of what's been created was your own doing WITHOUT their help! You're moving ahead in creating your own prosperity and will have more affluence in the next coming months ahead.
Ask Andi / Thursday, June 3, 2010 /
Working with your animal spirits or totems doesn't need to be tough! You probably are already, in some sort of capacity, connecting with your animal energies. These animal spirits aid us on our path of self discovery and teach us about life and the world as we perceive it! The life of a cheetah will not be the same as the life of a bumblebee!! But both are equally as important.
Animal spirits can often be revealed in our dreams, and also by meditation. At this time it is important to pay attention to any information the animal passes on. Also keeping in mind the scenario being presented as well and if or how it pertains to life situations. Animals are instinctive. So they will react to their situations very differently than humans!
You may want to start keeping a journal or devote a section in a notebook or your Book of Shadows (BOS) on your animal guides. You guides, for the most part, are with you for life and RARELY change. There are secondary guides that may come and go, but you have 9 primary animal totems that are a part of you from the beginning!
Things you will want to keep track of:
○ What sort of animal was it? Did it fly or swim? Does it have fur or scales? ○ Did the animal act naturally or directly with you? Did the animal interact with other animals or humans? Were the same types of animals interacting? ○ Were you in the animals natural environment or another?
You may also want to take a look at a few other ways animals impact you:
○ Favorite childhood and current pets. Animals you seem to naturally connect with. ○ Animals you do not like, negative associations you have with them. (ex. snakes are "slimy") ○ Any animals you seem to notice on a regular basis; what do you feel they are trying to tell you, do they appear at certain times?
The 9 animal totems
The Eastern Guide: This Animal guides you to your highest Spiritual challenges. Assists in your learning, ascension and illumination.
The Western Guide: This Animal guides you to your inner being, your emotional self. Aids in opening 3rd eye and shows true path to goals.
The Southern Guide: This Animal guides you with your trust and humility. Spiritually, Emotionally, Mentally, Physically & Financially will help keep you balanced when faced with aversion.
The Northern Guide: This Animal guides your inner wisdom. Karmic right and wrong. Reminds you to be grateful and for the blessings you have daily.
The Guide Above: This Animal teaches you to honor the Universe. The guardian of Dreams, also guides you to other dimensions.
The Guide Below: This Animal guides you to be in touch with Mother Earth. Guidance with staying grounded and on your path.
The Guide Within: This Animal guides you to manifest your desire and stay true to yourself. Creates with your experiences. Protector of your sacred space.
The Right and the Left Guide animals are always with you. Some people already know who these animals are, or who at least one of them will be.
The Right Guide: This Animal is your male/father side, the protector and instills courage, spirit and strength within you.
The Left Guide: This Animal is your female/mother side and teaches you to take care of yourself and all others. Help and receive abundance. Emotional relationships and mothering.
Common Animal Guides
Earth Animals Antelope: The Power of Action Armadillo: The Power of Boundaries Badger: The Power of Aggression Bear: The Power of Introspection Beaver: The Power of Unity Buffalo: The Great Spirit Cat: The Power of Skill Cow: The Power of Fertility Coyote: The Great Trickster Deer: The Gentleness of Spirit Dog: The Power of Loyalty Elephant: The Power of Patience Elk: Brotherhood and Sisterhood Ferret: The Power of Investigation Fox: The Power of the Unseen Goat: The Power of Independence Hedgehog: The Power of Defense Horse: The Gift of Power Lion: The Power of Pride Lynx: The Keeper of Secrets Monkey: Power of Ingenuity Moose: The Power of the Elders Mountain Lion: The Power of Leadership Mouse: The Power of Scrutiny Opossum: The Power of Diversion Otter: The Power of Women Porcupine: The Power of Innocence Rabbit: The Power of Intuition Raccoon: The Power of Creativity Ram: The Power of Confidence; also Sacrifice. Rat: The Power of Prosperity Skunk: The Power of Respect Snake: The Power of Creation Squirrel: The Gatherer Tiger: The Power of Courage Weasel: The Power of Observation Wolf: The Power of the Teacher
Water Animals Beaver: The Power of Unity Dolphin: Sacred Breath of Life Fish: The Power of Harmony Frog: The Power of Water Lizard: The Power of Dreams Turtle: The Great Mother Whale: The Record Keeper
Air Animals Bat: The Power of Rebirth Crane: The Power of Longevity Crow: Keeper of Sacred Law Dove: The Peace Keeper Eagle: The Power of the Great Spirit Falcon: The Power of Healing Grouse: The Sacred Spiral Hawk: Messenger of the Gods Hummingbird: The Power of Joy Magpie: The Power of Prophecy Nightingale: Power of Inspiration Owl: The Power of Illumination Peacock: The Power of Dignity Raven: The Power of Magick Robin: The Power of Birth Sparrow: The Power of Love Swan: The Power of Grace Turkey: The Power of Blessings Vulture: The Cycle of Life Woodpecker: The Power of Warnings
Bugs/Insects Ant: The Power of Stamina Bees: The Power of Concentration Butterfly: The Power of Transformation Dragonfly: The Art of Illusion Firefly: The Power of Light Spider: Weaver of Fate
That is just a very small number of the animals we share our Universe with. But their guidance and wisdom and help us through our own lives in very special ways!
****CONTEST ALERT**** Don't you love how I sneak these in?? Let's see how many answers I can get!! Contest is open until Sunday, June 6th, 2010 8:00 PM ET. If you can name my Guide Within animal guide.. you win a free email mini reading!!! Since I will post this to my facebook as well, answers can be commented on either my wall posting or the fan wall posting. Whomever get's the correct animal guide first, wins. :) GOOD LUCK!!
If you have any other questions or if you would like to receive an Animal Spirit Guide Reading, (only $30!) please contact me at either my email, facebook, or through Digsby on the right hand side of the page for quick access!
Ask Andi / Wednesday, June 2, 2010 /
I LOVE helping in any and all metaphysical and spirituality questions you have! You can send me your questions through email or Facebook any time! :) Here's this week's question...
Blessings Andi! I have been working with my guides lately and have been looking more into my animal guides. I feel kinda weird though about mine.. Since I was little, I have always had a pet rat! And I found out a few years ago I was born in the year of the rat!! I do love them so much and I understand my affinity to them. I just am not entirely sure what it is I'm supposed to learn? Do you have any ideas for me to try? Thanks for your suggestions!
Rats are pretty cute Macy, though I know what you're saying about people's misconceptions about them! I like all sorts of little critters too! And actually, one of my totem animals is the mouse! But there is a difference, so let's focus on rats.
In Chinese and Japanese Astrology, rats are the first animal in the zodiac. Rats have attributes such as charming, humorous, honest, and meticulous. The Chinese say those born in these years make wise advisors, yet they can never make decisions for themselves and change directions in life constantly. Sometimes, Rats struggle for power and money, leading some to gamble and others to be manipulative or deceitful. Another problem is that they can worry needlessly, especially about their health, which creates stress and may manifest actual health problems. Rats need their space and independence, but also crave love and companionship.
Meditation focusing on these conditions may help you find more of the knowledge you have inside yourself! :) This can simply be achieved that while in a meditative state, consider the qualities of a rat, pull those emotions into your self and in the ways it is manifesting in your life. Are you being indecisive? Are you worrying about things that you KNOW you can't control or change at this moment? Are you letting that money burn a hole in your pocket any time it's there? While the rat may be one of your totem animals, you didn't happen to mention which position the rat was in for you. So we will need to discuss this a little more off the blog!
This question actually came about while I was mid draft through 2 articles that I'm working on.. totem animals and animal magick! It just seems to happen that way sometimes! So I will address Macy a little more off site, and please everyone check back very shortly when I will have the post of totem animals finished up and posted!!
I hope everyone is having a fabulous Wednesday! Andi