The week ahead: July 31st through August 6th:


Eclipse over Mt Vernon Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine.

We’re still in the midst of Leo season, so themes of working with our inner child, being creative, taking pride in what we do and our unique selves, assuming responsibility or the leadership position, and being generous with our time and our abilities will be at play now. Leo is ruled by the Sun (burn bright!) and has the regal Lion as it’s animal. Lions and Lioness’ are the undisputed kings and queens of the jungle and they carry themselves accordingly. Leos are more lovers than fighters, but if you’d like to test that theory, back a Leo into the corner and see what happens. You WILL lose an eye and whatever appendage may be in the way; don’t say I didn’t warn you. As long as you’re respectful of them and don’t embarrass them in public or in a public way, Leo’s are one of the greatest allies you can have. These guys are loyal to no end and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Leo’s are also known for being kind of dramatic and prideful, so just make sure this week that you check that ego at the door. If you need something, just speak up, no need to re-enact your grievance, interpretive dance style, for all to see 🙂

So how can we use the energy of this week to help us? My advice is this: What did you want to do as a child, and are you doing that now? Where are you being called to be a leader in your life and are you ready to respond to this call? Are ready to bring your gifts and abilities to a wider stage? Leo is my rising sign and I’ve always had a flare for the dramatic. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be an actress so bad. I wanted to showcase all the intensity I was born with and find a way to channel my crazy into something creative that made sense to me; I really enjoyed stepping into roles where I could escape and become someone else. Before I got my BA in Conflict Analysis Dispute Resolution, I was theater major, but I left because of my intense stage fright. I’ve never really felt 100% about leaving theater, and I’ve always questioned myself for leaving just because I was scared. When I finally faced all that was going on with me being a medium and started doing readings, it was shocking to me just how much of my theater training helped me to be present and tap into what I can do. This past year I chose to work through my stage fright and started doing gallery style readings where I have a group of individuals in front me and I start to channel their loved ones while everyone is watching. Every single time I go up on stage, my butt hole is ready to eat my underwear, but I get on that stage despite my intense anxiety. I can’t give up on a second dream because I’m scared, and I’ll be damned this time that I’m running away. Being a medium is a huge responsibility, and this is my way of answering that leadership call–by just showing up, I’m saying yes. I just want you guys to know that being scared of what you’re doing, may be a way for your body to let you know that you’re doing something important and that this role means something to you. Not every call to be a leader is some unicorn showing up on your front step, rolling out the red carpet, ready to whisk you off into the sunset to save people. Sometimes its just you shitting yourself before you go do what you’re called to because you feel the weight of the responsibility. This week, answer the call to be a leader in your life. On the other side of your fear is everything you want, and your underwear will thank you ?

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 smoky rutilated quartz. The inclusions of rutile are thought to enhance the metaphysical properties of the host rock crystal, or the host smoky quartz. Since quartz is already a very strong and versatile metaphysical stone, this combination really gives a powerful tool for spiritual and self healing purposes. It is considered to increase understanding in difficult situations, providing for timely and appropriate response and resolution. This crystal can ease depression and loneliness, giving us new directions in life, and amplifying creativity. Rutilated quartz slows down the processes that lead to aging, and straightens the immune system. It is a strong healing stone, that can help, it is believed, even to heal radiation exposure. Rutilated quartz brings personal strength, originality helps with insomnia, cures depression, eliminates fears, phobias, anxiety, and releases self directed anger. It promotes forgiveness, opens the aura and enables the process of self healing. This stone is very useful in aura cleansing practices, since it is able to absorb many negativities. It is believed to be able to regenerate tissues on cellular level. It can be put on the solar plexus chakra for energy accumulation, on the throat chakra for the thyroid gland, and on the thymus – heart chakra for obtaining spiritual impulses and energy. If you are surrounded by dark feelings and bad moods, this might be the right choice for you. It can emphasize the energy of other crystals, so you can use it in combination with other stones in special crystal patterns and grids. 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 Akashic Records. Your card goes on to say that when we learn that we are in fact co-creators of our own realities, we are accessing the most optimal vibrations of potential experiences available to us, and are effectively working with the Akashic records. When we talk about connecting with our “Higher Self”, we are also describing an understanding of our own Akashic records. We can connect with this source of loving information in order to awaken and be the best versions of ourselves. When you begin questioning your reality and become more aware of your spirit (just as you are aware of your own physical body), the universe has a funny way of helping you out–providing you with divine clues, synchronicities, and truths along the way. When this card shows up, it is a reminder of the endless possibilities and limitless potentials that are surely available to you through the Akashic records–these can be accessed in various ways–through insights, imagination, past-life memories, intuitive glimpses, meditation, dreams, prayer, high frequency foods, energetic downloads, loving connections with others, listening to music, dancing, exercising your body, exploring nature and the outdoors, interacting with animals, being creative, learning and gaining wisdom, and overall, following your heart. It defines being able to access your greatness, and the power to change your life for the better by being open and making healthy choices. Through learning to release the ego, self judgement, or judgment of others. By practicing forgiveness and unconditional love–there are so many contributing factors that may provide a clear navigation of your own Akashic records. It is a great journey that we each have the potential to take–are you ready to access the spark of your being? You were the one you have been waiting for!

If you chose card #2: Your message this week is about the Seven of Cups. Your card goes on to say that the Seven of Cups is a card of choice and temptation. If you have been over indulging in thoughts of fantasy or illusion in regards to your life, now would be a good time to ground yourself and make a concrete plan. What route are you going to take, in order to move forward with clarity and success? How are you going to share your talents and skills with the world? Overcome your fears and make a loving commitment to yourself. Additional Meanings: Wishful thinking • Daydreaming • Unrealistic expectations or thoughts • Temptations • Options.

If you chose card #3: Your message this week is about the Three of Swords Reversed. You are emerging out of a negative phase of your life. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, only now you must continue to move forward. You have acknowledged your pain and have been able to process it into a positive learning experience. Know that Love is not only still present in your life, it will begin to reveal itself more as you heal within. Additional Meanings: Heartbreak • Obstacles • Redirection of negative forces • Sacrifice • Loss • Learning • Healing.

My hope for you this week is that you listen to what little you wanted to be. Would she/he approve of who you are now and what you’re doing? If not, take a minute to reassess where you are and WHY. If fear about stepping into something you’re being called to do is a part of that reason you’re not doing something, my hope is that you decided you can no longer live like that. Find hope and resolve this week. Stand fast in the face of your fear <3

This is your week! make it an amazing one 🙂