UPDATE: Hi Lovelies! I’m officially in Portland, OR now and things have not gone as smoothly as I hoped. Our rental truck broke down in Wisconsin, putting us behind a day of traveling, and when we got to our new apartment, we opened up the truck to find that they had literally just thrown our belongings inside when swapping to the new truck to travel with. So many things were broken and the car rental place is giving me the go-around in terms of getting it fixed, and to boot, our apartment complex told us our apartment won’t be ready until this Friday! So I’m now in an extended stay hotel room with two cats and a possible meth lab two doors down–I say that jokingly but maybe not lol! Let’s say that I’m less than pleased and feeling cramped, but, on the plus side, I found an AMAZING walking path which I will be sharing with you guys on my Instagram feed (www.Instagram.com/FromtheEarth), and the food…did I mention the food?! I’m in heaven on that one, so I feel like it’s all going to work out, just gotta give it some time and patience, which I’m working on 🙂 The video should be back next week, too!
Welcome to July and we’re also officially in Cancer season! Can you FEEL the emotions?? I think that’s all I’ve been feeling for the past two weeks now, so if you’ve been on the extreme end of the emotions too, make sure to do something that helps you to release any pent up sadness, anger, or excitement. Since Cancer rules the chest, the breasts, and the stomach, do something this week that helps you to release anything you’ve been holding on to through these spaces. For example, you can do some yoga poses that open up the chest area, specifically your heart chakra. You can make a meal that nourishes you and fills your belly with good food, or go watch a movie that fills your belly with laughter. Cancer is also a water sign, so getting to the water, taking an Epsom salt bath, or cleansing yourself with water (this could even mean a good cry) in some way should help immensely too. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you’re focused on taking care of your needs. You cannot give what you don’t have, so in taking care of yourself, you can give more to the people you love. The sign of Cancer is the crab; squishy, emotional, and soft on the inside with a tough outer shell. Make sure this week that you don’t hide away or put on a face like everything is ok when it isn’t. It’s important that you show who you are or talk about what’s bothering you, no matter what’s going on. I promise that the support you need will show up if you let the people you trust and love, in. P.S. – you don’t have to do all of this on your own ❤
We have a full moon coming up on the 8th/9th too in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorns are an earth sign and know how to work hard and play harder, and these guys don’t take flack from anyone. Working diligently towards a goal in a grounded, practical way is how the goat fish does their business, and it’s all business to them if ambitions are involved. If there’s a chance to win, they’ll take it and make it into a project. With that being said, this full moon looks to be a VERY intense one, especially since the planets Pluto (death, birth, and rebirth) and Mars (war, aggression, passion) will be involved. Jamie Partridge from Astrology King says, “The July 9 full moon is as intense as they come. Moon and Pluto opposite Sun and Mars creates such intensely hot energy that it will be difficult to control. The six aspects involved in full moon July 2017 all tell a similar story. This dangerous full moon has the potential to cause serious relationships problems if you let thing get out of control.
Conscious awareness of your intense emotions and short temper will help you avoid arguments. Responding to provocation with threats or ultimatums will only inflame the situation. There is a high chance of conflict in your personal relationships involving power and control issues.
Further afield there will be threats, violence, displays of power, murder, invasions, overthrows and war. There is, however, a real chance of compromise and peace between lovers and between nations. Is is there for the taking if both sides want it.“
So how can we use the energy of this week to help us? My advice is this: In what way can you physically express your anger, sadness, excitement, or insanity in a healthy way so that you can release it from your body? In what ways do you NEED to start taking care of yourself so you can do all the things you’ve been planning to do? Do your ambitions still match up with your goals, and if not, in what way can you get back into alignment with what you’re trying to achieve? How can you show or extend kindness this week in the face of anger or hostility? This whole trip across the country has probably frayed every nerve I have left and has tested my faith in Spirit for sure. I’m positive my loved ones on the other side are sick of me asking for help, but too bad so sad, I’m still asking! I’ve noticed this week how my anger keeps rising when I get tossed around on the phone trying to resolve the issue of our stuff being broken and how the car rental place needs to pay for the hotel room we stayed in when we were stranded by their truck. I keep reminding myself to breath, but it’s not enough. My hubby happened to look at the map around our area and found a cool spot to walk, so he took me there. God bless him, because it’s exactly what my soul needed. As I’m still dealing with this fuckery, I find myself going out every day to this space to release any pent up resentment, anger, sadness or grief (I miss my peoples back in MD!). I know that being physically active is vital for me, so I’m trying to remember to take care of myself, even thought I’d rather be under the covers and never come back out, or eat all the food in my path. It’s time to break those old habits and reteach myself how to deal like a grown ass adult! This week, face your intensity and take care of your needs. Your body, your loved ones, and your goals will thank you ❤
Think about drawing down the moon this week. The full moon is a time when relationships of all kinds are highlighted, including the one with yourself. It’s also a time when projects started at the last new moon can be harvested or completed. Take stock right now of any imbalances in your partnerships and wrap up projects that need to move on to the next level. You can also set out a bowl of water at this full moon to soak up all the energy. You can use it later to scry in or use the water to nourish yourself with. If you like to do incantations, prayer or mediation at the full moon, this will add some pep to your step. I like this Pagan/Wiccan incantation I found that says, “Mother Goddess, lend me your light. Give me your power on this faithful night. I invoke you into my being and soul. Fill up my vessel, make me feel whole. I stand before you in awe and in love. I cherish your gifts you send from above. I ask you tonight to show unto me. My mother, my Goddess, So Mote It Be.” Feel free to change this in any way you like or to make it your own, any way you see fit. Make sure to face the full moon and out stretch your arms so you can take everything in. Enjoy this powerful energy!
Go ahead and pick a card from above (pick one, two, or all three cards–pick what you’re drawn to). The stone you see in the picture is clear quartz. Quartz crystal is valued for its piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties, by which it can transform mechanical pressure or heat into electromagnetic energy, and vice versa. Its ability to focus, amplify, store and transform energy is used throughout the technology world in ultrasound devices, watches, microphones, radio transmitters and receivers, memory chips in computers and other electronic circuitry. The same properties of energy amplification, programmability and memory also make Clear Quartz the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral kingdom for healing, meditation, expansion of consciousness, communication with guides, past-life recall, attracting love or prosperity, or virtually any purpose. However, with this power comes responsibility. To benefit from Rock Crystal’s blessings, one must feel in harmony with it and deserve its gifts. Intent other than for good inevitably brings harm back on oneself. Clear Quartz is excellent for amplifying the energies of other stones or to enhance groups of stones, and is ideal for gridding. It is the perfect base material for wands, staffs, templates, etc., and clear crystal spheres have long been used for crystal gazing. For ongoing personal energy, carry Clear Quartz as a tumblestone or touch as needed for an instant lift. Add Quartz crystals to bath water, or make an elixir to drink or splash on pulse points by soaking Clear Quartz crystals in water from first light to midday. In the workplace, use as a filter against negativity and to transform critical words. Crystals are professional support stones for artists, stylists, doctors and healers, inventors, musicians, and those who work in media. Clear Quartz produces a force field of healing negative ions while clearing the surroundings of positive ions, protecting the aura. It dispels static electricity, and cancels out the harmful effects of radiation and radioactivity. Clear Quartz brings strength and clarity to the intellect, aiding concentration and memory retention, and filtering out distractions. Its hypnotic quality is conducive to sleep, helping one to understand the messages and lessons conveyed during the dream state. It is also a respected stone for death, included in many cultures in funeral rites and placed in tombs, urns, and sepulchers. If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here.
If you chose card #1: Your message this week is about the Queen of Swords. Your card goes on to say that if this is about a situation: Your strength and powers of discernment are needed at this time. You may need to detach your inner emotions or fears from your given situation in order to make an objective decision. A need for an unbiased opinion about something. Look to all the facts before you make any judgments. Think with your head this time, as opposed to your heart. If this is about a person: An incredibly insightful, quick-witted person. The Queen of Swords is able to see through all illusion and deception, speaking their truth at any given time. Highly perceptive, analytical, and straightforward, they embody a maturity that can only come with life experience. Less of an emotional person, the Queen of Swords connects with others on a highly intellectual level while bonding for life. They are strong, loving, and loyal friends. Additional Meanings: Independent • Perfectionist • Intellectual • Articulate • Impartial • Honest.
If you chose card #2: Your message this week is about the High Priestess. The High Priestess is a bearer of magic, spiritual teachings, and inner knowledge. She has a deep understanding of the higher realms of consciousness and acknowledges the universal balance of light and dark energy. This card indicates an awakened spiritual or psychic awareness and encourages you to make time for introspection and meditation. It is also advised that you listen to your intuition and dreams, and reflect on the feelings and visions you experience each day. It is the understanding of your greater purpose and soul potential through attaining a balance between your physical and spiritual self. You alone have the power to raise your vibration in order to access the higher realms of sacred knowledge. Questions to ask yourself right now: How can I access the sacred wisdom and truth of the universe? Am I ready to raise my vibration and connect with my higher self? Additional Meanings: Wisdom • Education • Mystery • Magic • Serenity • Secret knowledge • Akashic records.
If you chose card #3: Your message this week is about the Ace of Swords. Your card goes on to say that the Ace of Swords indicates a heightened state of spiritual and mental clarity. It is the emergence of great determination and power in order to reach your goal successfully. It marks the beginning stage, new project, plan, or vision. Very often this also connects with a new shift in consciousness, as you are able to move ahead with wisdom and truth. Now is the time to seize any opportunities or ideas that surface, in order to create new positive changes in your life. A time to stand out on your own, against all odds. Additional Meanings: Beginning • Prosperity • Joy • Victory • Determination • Power.
My hope for you this week is that pay attention to what your needs are and you help yourself in healthy ways. Don’t be an asshat; just take care of yourself–ya hear? 🙂
This is your week! Make it an amazing one 🙂