New Moon in Taurus || Manifestation Affirmations for Each of the 12 Zodiac Signs

I love the New Moon in Taurus! It is so lush, sensual, and luxurious. Good food, good wine, great movies, and a warm bed with satin sheets. If you're Venusian in nature, then this energy should make you feel right at home.

This New Moon energy is also great for manifesting! Plant your seed and the New Moon in Taurus on May 15th will make sure it's roots grow deep. Although it won't sprout overnight, it will be well nurtured and cared for under this energy. Any workings around love, money, and beauty will be extremely potent at this time. Take advantage of it!

Here are your New Moon in Taurus Manifestation Affirmations to help you do just that. There is mini tarot reading, affirmation, crystal, and power color for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Be sure to read your Moon and Ascendant signs as well for a more well rounded working! 

Want to take your manifesting to the next level? Grab a copy of my e-Book here:

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Aries

Energy: Five of Wands
Be mindful not to get caught in the trap of competitive attitudes and comparisons. This New Moon, create an opportunity to recognize that your individuality is of benefit to the collective. 

Affirmation: "I am a part of the whole and the whole is a part of me."
Crystal: Thulite
Your Power Color: Baby Pink

 

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Taurus

Energy: Six of Wands
You have definitely made it through some tough trials and tribulations since your last trip around the Sun, Taurus. Take advantage of the New Moon in your sign to celebrate your victories and to manifest a continued rise to the occasion.
Affirmation: "When I ground into my reality I rise above normality." 
Crystal: Tree Agate
Your Power Color: Chocolate 

 

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Gemini

Energy: The Magician
Take your raw will and refine it with grace and poise. This New Moon in Taurus is about softening and smoothing the energy surrounding your life and any manifesting that you’ve been up to. The stage has already been set. All the actors are in place. Now it is time to direct - with grace of course. In a sense it's back to the drawing board however, it is only to refinish, not reconstruct.
Affirmation: "I walk and speak with the grace of a butterfly all the days of my life."
Crystal: Scolecite
Your Power Color: Cream 

 

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Cancer

Energy: Six of Swords
This New Moon in Taurus is about learning to go with the flow and embracing the energy of transition. Flexibility is key here.  Stop clawing for the shore and allow the waves to carry you for a while. Movement is freedom. Trust.
Affirmation: "When I am in my flow, I am unstoppable.”
Crystal: Aquamarine
Your Power Color: Cerulean 

 

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Leo

Energy: Five of Cups
This New Moon in Taurus is a tough one for you Leo. You may feel like you’re losing your grip. Your zest for life gone as you try to process the heavy emotions or situations around you. Grieve if you need - just know that your life isn’t over. Cry to release, but do not play the attention seeking victim. 
Affirmation: "Getting authentically in touch with my emotions is the framework from which my life is born." 
Crystal: Honey Calcite
Your Power Color: Honey 

 

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Virgo

Energy: Wheel of Fortune
Luck is on your side this New Moon in Taurus! If you can envision it, you can be it. Of course there will be some ground work involved, but now is the time to DREAM BIG. Do some visualization work with your Third Eye and watch the magic happen!
Affirmation: "I alone control the vision of my future."
Crystal: Iolite
Your Power Color: Ultra Violet

 

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Libra

Energy: Nine of Cups
What do you wish to explore and discover? What do you wish for your life? The Nine of Cups is a great omen from the New Moon in Taurus that pretty much says, “Your wish is my command!” Better get to wishing. Don’t forget to solidify this energy with the groundedness of the Moon in Taurus. 
Affirmation: "I make time to explore the deepest caverns of my soul."
Crystal: Merlinite
Your Power Color: Jungle Green

 

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Scorpio

Energy: Three of Wands
Have you become bored or jaded Scorpio? It’s time for you to explore new horizons this New Moon in Taurus. What new dawn awaits? What ships are coming ashore? Many roads are open to you - which path do you choose? Be open to new experiences. Explore the treasure buried within! 
Affirmation: "By keeping my heart open to curiosity, shall open its heart unto me."
Crystal: Orange Calcite
Your Power Color: Tangerine

 

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Sagittarius

Energy: Five of Pentacles
Have you been worried about money lately Sagittarius? Feeling alone or left out in the cold? How can you develop an attitude of abundance this New Moon in Taurus? Having fun is about the people you're with, not the activity you're doing. Find comfort in laughter and good times with friends doing something low key. Call up the gang, turn on Netflix, pop some popcorn, and chill. 
Affirmation: "I can find amusement and comfort even in the most intense and dramatic situations." 
Crystal: Lemon Quartz
Your Power Color: Neon Yellow

 

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Capricorn

Energy: Temperance
It’s important to be well rounded Capricorn. Don’t become so focused on completing your work that you miss any red flags or opportunities along the way. How can you become more in tune with your senses this New Moon in Taurus to help you take things up a notch in your career and your healing? How can you take something that you once thought to be a failure and turn it into something grand? 
Affirmation: "My keen eyes and sharp instincts take my work to the next level."
Crystal: Shark's Tooth (not really a crystal)
Your Power Color: Steel Grey

 

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Aquarius

Energy: King of Swords
Get out the big scissors! You have been carefully and quietly observing the landscape for quite a while now and you can see where some branches need to be pruned Aquarius. Power of intellect, clarity of mind, and communication is also available to you this New Moon in Taurus. You see what’s up! Use this to help you tie up any loose ends and cut any toxic cords. 
Affirmation: "I welcome all the old and dead things to fall away so that new life may take form and shape."
Crystal: Labradorite
Your Power Color: Iridescent Blue

 

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Pisces

Energy: Knight of Cups
Loving and flirtatious energy surrounds you this New Moon in Taurus sweet and dreamy Pisces. Be patient with any new suitors. If you’re looking for love, this moon is on your side! If you can, do some self healing work surrounding your past relationships and what you feel you deserve in your next one. If you’re already booed up, you and your lover may be extra affectionate this New Moon. 
Affirmation: "By having patience with myself and my process, I allow my love and healing magic to unfold naturally." 
Crystal: Kunzite
Your Power Color: Periwinkle

 

Work with me! Book your next reading here

XO Ariel

 

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The Healing Journey Tarot + Oracle Spread

There is such a need for healing in this world today! As a soul, healer, and Reiki practitioner - I have seen it first hand. I have created The Healing Journey Tarot + Oracle Spread to be a support for those on their own journey of healing, whether it be mental, physical, spiritual, or emotional. I hope you find this spread to be of use to you or to your loved ones while on the healing journey, grappling with a diagnosis, and looking toward recovery. 

 

The Healing Journey Tarot + Oracle Spread

 

The Healing Journey Tarot/Oracle Spread by Maven Unmasked
  1. Where am I right now in my processing of this (diagnosis)?

  2. What do I need to know about sharing this information and my feelings with others?

  3. How can I best deal with any depression or exhaustion?

  4. What am I projecting unconsciously that I should be aware of?

  5. Advice for when I'm feeling alone or like an outsider?

  6. Where does my strength lie at this time?

  7. The Healing Journey 

  8. How can I best be a participant in my recovery?

  9. Guidance from the Universe - What does the Universe want me to know most right now? 

 

Give the spread a try and be sure to let me know how it works for you! Don't forget to pay it forward and share it with someone who you feel would benefit from it.

Much love and continued healing to all of you,

xo Ariel

How and Why I Use Oracle Cards

Are you new to oracle cards and are looking for ways to incorporate them into your practice? Maybe you're a more experienced practitioner who wants to jazz up their divining routine? Whether you're a divination newbie or a card slinging pro, I see oracle cards as an inspirational message. They can add love, zest, or the final "a-ha!" to any reading. Here are some ways how and why I use oracle cards in my readings. 

 

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(A few oracle decks from my collection )

 

A word of advice from Spirit

When you just need that one word of confirmation or reassurance, pull out your oracle deck! Sometimes, when I am struggling with something in my personal life or am looking for guidance on my spiritual journey, I will call in my spirit guides, grab an oracle deck, and ask them, "What is it that I need to know most right now?". Oracle cards are a great way to cut through the muck and mire your mind becomes when you're upset. They can help you to see more clearly and bring you back to the present moment when you've become blinded by emotion. 

 Deck: Chakra Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, 2016)

Deck: Chakra Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, 2016)

 

To connect with Deity or Animal Spirits

 Deck: Animal Kin Oracle Cards by The Fifth Element Life (Sarah Wilder) 

Deck: Animal Kin Oracle Cards by The Fifth Element Life (Sarah Wilder) 

There is an abundance of decks out today with varying themes from fairies and crystals to food and astrology. Use a deck with a theme you are attracted to! This can help you to learn more about your interest as well as builds a deeper connection and bond to your cards. If using an oracle deck to connect with deity or animal spirits, take time to build a relationship with the god/goddess or animal you draw.  

 

In the same way I use tarot! 

Yup, you can use oracle cards in the same way you use tarot or any other type of psychic reading. Full spreads, meditations, manifesting, and all! I also use them in combination with tarot cards for a double layered reading. Can you say tasty?

 

As an affirmation to continue to work with after the reading is over.

There are some great affirmation decks out there that you can use to empower yourself or your client after the reading. These types of decks are great for motivation, empowerment, confidence, and self-care for you and your client alike. They can also provide great validation at the end of a reading for what you or your client may want to continue working on after the reading is over.  

 Deck: Sacred Power Reading Cards by Anna Stark (Rockpool Publishing, 2017)

Deck: Sacred Power Reading Cards by Anna Stark (Rockpool Publishing, 2017)

 

To clarify a tarot card

Sometimes when performing a Tarot Reading I can get stumped. Yes, even the pros have to take a step back and look at the situation from a different vantage point in the reading every now and again! Not all readings are cut and dry. Oracle cards are a great way to clarify when tarot is playing hard to get. They can get to the crux or overall energy very quickly when you feel at a loss or there are too many tricky court cards at play.  

 Deck: Chakra Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, 2016)

Deck: Chakra Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, 2016)

 

A final word or way to tie it all together  

An oracle card is a fantastic tool to help sum up a reading. It is the conclusion. The period at the end of a sentence. Oracle cards can also help you to see cohesive themes in your readings that you might have otherwise missed. They are also a great confirmation to points you've previously iterated to your sitter or querent.   

 

Ready to grab a deck of your own and sling some cards?  

Here are my Top Oracle Decks for Beginners

Happy Shuffling!

xo Ariel  

Spring 2018 Tarotscopes - Tarot Readings for Each of the Zodiac Signs

The Vernal Equinox is finally upon us and so are your Spring 2018 Tarotscopes! Shake free the sleepy cold and hibernation of Winter with a tarot reading for each of the zodiac signs. 

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As Spring begins, we herald the astrological new year as the Sun returns to the sign of Aries. Jupiter will be retrograde in Scorpio for all of Spring. The first full Mercury Retrograde of 2018 will be in the sign of Aries and last from March 22nd to April 15th. Prepare yourself for Mercury Rx with my Making the Most of Mercury Retrograde, Don't Fear the Retrograde article. 

Venus will enter the sign of Taurus on March 31st. Venus is happy and feels at home here. It is the perfect time to enjoy a sense of luxury - beautify yourself, redecorate your home, eat good food, or be swept up in a new romance. 

We will also have a Blue Full Moon in Libra on March 31st - balancing and harmonizing relationships anyone? All of this just in the first month! I feel like this Spring, Spirit wants a spectacle of deep rooted change. We are coming into the season reborn, awakened, and ready to ascend - even if that means some shifts still need to take place. 

For your Spring 2018 Tarotscopes, I will be using the Naked Heart Tarot by Jillian C. Wilde. Please be sure to also read the Tarotscopes for your Moon and Rising Signs as well for a more complete picture as to the energy surrounding you personally this Spring from March 20th to June 21st 2018. In addition, you can also watch your March 2018 Lightworker Evolution Reading for more great info!

For my readers in the Southern Hemisphere, these cards will still apply to you, even though you are entering the Autumnal Equinox. You can also check out my Fall 2017 Tarotscopes.

Want a deeper look into your personal situation? Book a Tarot or Mediumship Reading with me this Spring! 

 

Overall Energy | The Moon

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Fantasy defies reality. Keep in mind that not all is as it seems. Be wary of illusions, traps, and tricks of the mind this Spring. Everything is not black and white. Can you learn to interpret and navigate the grey in between? If you find yourself reacting negatively or feeling upset or angry, is the initial emotion the truth of the matter? Are you really angry or when you peel back the layers, do you find sadness, apprehension, fear, or trepidation lying there in wait? This Spring will be very much about cutting through illusions and finding truth. Your fears are not bigger than you. Don't allow your nightmares to run your waking life, lead you astray, or keep you paralyzed. Where can you find a pinprick of light despite the darkness? Have you tried searching in your soul? 

 

 

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Aries | Nine of Cups

Wish upon a star. Seriously, Aries! Manifest, hope, dream! Just be clear about what you want as Mercury is retrograde in your sign for the first few weeks of Spring. The energy is on your side to make your dreams a reality season. You believe your willpower will push you through, and it has many times in your life. This time, divine intervention wants you to open your heart to the help it wants to provide to push your wishes along. Dream big Aries! Put in the effort and the Universe will provide. 

 

 

 

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Taurus | Sky Father

Your strong and determined actions and mindset as of late are saying to the Universe that you are sturdy, have built strong foundations, and are self-disciplined enough to receive the blessings you've asked for from Spirit. Where can you lead? How can you be more forthcoming or courageous? Who or what are you called to help build and protect? This Spring, your calling is written in the stars. What are you calling to you? There may also be some healing that needs to take place between yourself and a father figure in your life. 

 

 

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Gemini | Five of Cups

In the words of Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't your Color" Gemini! If you find that your heart is heavy this Spring, focus on healing. Find your smile. Do not stay trapped in sadness and grief. Realize that this too shall pass. Cry if you need to, pick up the pieces, and keep it moving. Don't allow your tears to suffocate you and your expression my beauty. Use this time for healing and release. Be gentle with yourself. The pain must first be acknowledged before true deep healing can begin. 

 

 

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Cancer | The Star

In what direction are you heading, Cancer? What is your true North? Ask not only your mind, but your body and spirit as well. Find inspiration this Spring to fuel your dreams, goals, and ambitions. Trust in Spirit. Have faith that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at this point of your journey. Talk to the night sky and the stars! Tell them your secrets and desires. They are listening. 

 

 

 

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Leo | Ten of Swords

The turbulence that has been peskily sneaking and scurrying through your mind will come to an end this Spring. No more rooting around with those who do not have your best interests at heart! Someone or something may be exposed for what they truly are. Keep your eyes open. When this happens, be grateful that you are able to see the truth - even if it hurts. Use this as an opportunity to release dead weight and recover. 

 

 

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Virgo | Six of Wands

Victorious energy is available to you in abundance this Spring. You've really stepped up your game! Keep moving forward with your goals and ambitions. They are strong and solid. Celebrate your accomplishments. You have made it through to the other side - not unscathed, but glorious in your determination and stamina. It is that energy that pushes you through. Stay humble and remember to give thanks to those who helped you along the way!

 

 

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Libra | The Hierophant

What have you learned from the personal growth you've made in the last few months? What new wisdom have you gleaned from these lessons? These tidbits of wisdom are fuel for you in assimilating higher knowledge, spiritual wisdom, and truth. How can you continue your spiritual education? Look for mentors, commune with your guides, read, watch videos. Soak up all the knowledge that you can, just remember - take what resonates and leave the rest. Your truth does not have to be the same as someone else's.  

 

 

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Scorpio | Ten of Cups

After a rough few months, Spring looks to be colorfully juicy! Yay! Things have finally settled for you in a harmonious fashion. Go get your happy - it is grounded in the earth! There is much joy to be had this season for you Scorp. It wants you as much as you desire it. If you're having trouble embracing this mentality, get out your favorite crystals and manifest it! Family and relationships should be going well. There is a sense of positive and loving completion. A maturity. Take a deep breath and enjoy. 

 

 

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Sagittarius | The Devil

Free yourself from bondage! Don't let spring fever or your impulsive desires enslave you. Stay strong in your resolve. Be mindful of mind traps and addictions this Spring. What are you obsessing over or is oppressing you? Are you over-doing it? What lies do you tell yourself to excuse your behavior? Are the urges of your physical body stronger than the quiet resolve of your Spirit? You may be called to confront your shadow self. Work to see through illusion and to release your conditioning. 

 

 

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Capricorn | Child of Wands

Be curious, wild, adventurous, and free! Honor your sense of ingenuity. What would you like to create this Spring? Where is your wide eyed wonder? Take charge and go for it! Be mindful of impulsiveness and or being naive of what may be required of you. Continue to be open to guidance from mentors, elders, and Spirit. With the Sun at your back, you are facing your future with wide eyes and a brave heart. 

 

 

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Aquarius | Six of Cups

Gather up your tears, put them in your pocket, and embrace a sense of play and magic this Spring. Connect to your inner child this season. Take a trip down memory lane and invite loving or funny memories into your awareness. Work with the energy of childlike joy. Toys"R"Us may be going out of business, but your childhood doesn't have to. Spend time around children, go to a theme park, or watch movies/tv shows that bring a sense of nostalgia from days gone by. 

 

 

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Pisces | Justice

Fairness, equality, and divine balance are at the forefront for you this Spring - especially when it comes to relationships. The sign of Libra is associated with the Justice card in tarot. With the Full Moon in Libra on March 31st, you may have some powerful manifesting ability at your disposal. Before manifesting, think about the light and dark, the positive and negative. Weigh the pros and cons before making a decision or getting your creatively potent and dreamy magic on! Remember that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. 

What has you sprung this Spring? How does the reading for your sign resonate with you? Leave a comment below and let me know! If you enjoyed your reading, please be sure to like and share this post on social media :)

xo Ariel

Get in the Zen Zone! Meditation Motivation Tips for Beginners

My purpose for writing this blog post is to aid those who are struggling to find motivation for their meditation practice, as well as to provide tips for beginners on their own unique and personal journey with the self-discovery practice and discipline that is meditation. As a newbie to meditation, you may have preconceived notions as to what you are "supposed to" experience, what meditation exactly is, or even "the right way" to meditate. These are some of my favorite tips  and personal guidance that I myself use in my practice to help you get in the zen zone! 

Define your purpose for meditating! Seriously, ask yourself why you are doing this. Having a clear purpose on why you are choosing to begin a journey with meditation can better aid you in finding motivation to begin (or continue) your practice. 

Set the intention prior to meditating. "Today, I am meditating to..." Are you meditating to clear your mind? Clear your energy? Connect with Spirit or your Higher Self? Calm your anxiety? This gives you something to come back to should your mind begin to wander.

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Use crystals to focus and calm your energy. You can even rub on them to keep your left brain busy while your right brain opens for meditation. Stones like clear quartz and amethyst are great for meditation purposes! Whether your meditation is focusing on a particular situation or issue like chakra balancing, seeking guidance and wisdom from Spirit or just to calm the mind, there is a stone for that! Try to find a stone that has energetic properties to help facilitate the type of meditative session you are engaging in. 

Ambiance can make all the difference. Set the mood if you think it may help! Light some incense or candles. Put on soothing relaxation music. Turn off the lights. If possible, meditate in a room that is not a main focal point in your home. For example, if possible try not to meditate in your office as the energy of that space may impact your meditation. Since you are used to being in "working mode" in this space, it may be harder for you to settle your energy here for the purposes of meditation.

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Use guided meditations. This was of great help to me! Go on an adventure of the mind. It is still hard for me to sit in the silence sometimes even after 4 years of meditating. My mind is very active, imaginative, and exploratory. Guided meditations definitely support this! I absolutely love guided meditations - so much so that I have actually written some myself and love guiding others on meditative journeys through classes I teach or online (YouTube). Here are a few I've done thus far...

Start with 5 minutes a day. That's all you need to get started. Each week build upon that 5 minutes. At this rate, you will be able to sit for 20 minutes in a month! Also, try to take note or keep a journal of how you feel before you meditate in comparison to how you feel after your session. You may have some incredible insights!

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Don't stress it! Don't be hard on yourself. This is probably the best advice I can give. Meditation takes time, practice, and effort. Don't compare your journey to someone else's. Just because someone may sit longer than you or "saw something" during meditation doesn't mean they are more skilled or are having a more fulfilling experience. Be patient with yourself and don't give up. 

The Infamous Monkey Mind - Let it come and go! Know that meditation isn't necessarily having no thoughts. This was a huge misconception for me in the beginning. I worried about whether I was doing it right or wrong. I thought if I was seeing images or having thoughts that I was meditating incorrectly. Truly, meditating for me has been about training my brain to come back to center, back to focus, back to peace when my mind goes rogue. Let the thought come and float away as if on the breeze. By pushing away the thought instead of acknowledging it and letting it go, you are actually more inclined to come back to it over and over again during the session. 

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If you have trouble focusing or need to be engaged, try an active form of meditation like yoga, saying affirmations with mala or prayer beads, or focusing on the breath.

Take a class! Sometimes having the support of others, as well as a supportive environment and teacher, makes a huge difference when it comes to a meditative practice. Taking a class can help you to build a sense of community with like minded individuals and can also help to keep you motivated to continue the practice. If classes aren't your thing, find a friend that wants to begin a meditative journey of their own and team up to support, encourage, and motivate each other!

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Give it a try outside! Fresh air does the body and mind good. Go to a scenic park, lake, beach, valley, or forest to help clear the mind and refresh the spirit. This will also aid in lessening distractions by being in a neutral environment. 

Drink a cup of tea or some water first to help calm your mind and refresh your energy. You can even smudge yourself and/or your space to help clear the energy and create a healing environment. 

Try meditating when you first wake up in the morning - before you even get out of bed! Your mind may be clearer in the morning thus making it easier for your consciousness to shift into a meditative state. 

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You may see weird things at first like a random banana that floats by or just the color yellow and nothing else - yes this has happened to me lol. You may just see flashes of light. It's okay! Acknowledge it. Yes, it could just be your mind doing it's thing however, it may be your subconscious or Spirit (wink) trying to get a message through to you. I have had some pretty amazing insights and visuals that come through in meditation. Some of my most powerful healing messages from Spirit have come through weird things I've seen or heard in meditation. If this happens for you, be sure to say thank you! It certainly is magical when it happens. 

How do you best get your zen on? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Happy Meditating,

xo Ariel

Crystals & Cards, A Perfect Pairing | How To Match Crystals with Tarot & Oracle Readings

I get asked all the time about how to pair crystals with tarot and oracle readings. They really are a perfect pairing! I love to use crystals in my readings to aid me in connecting more clearly to the energy of a reading as well as my client. They definitely help to set the mood and raise the vibration for a session!

The first step is to pairing crystals and cards is knowing what kind of reading you're working on. Here are some different types of readings and the crystals you might consider pairing with them. 

 

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Love Readings

Pink Opal, Rose Quartz 

The Lovers & Two of Cups

Why would you use these? 

These stones are attuned to the vibration of love, joy, and compassion. By helping to us to connect to the energy of the heart chakra, these crystals are perfect for awakening our sense of love and deepening your emotional awareness when it comes to matters of the heart.

Other stones: Opalite, Rhodonite

 

 

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Healing Readings

Emerald, Malachite 

Five of Cups & The Star

Why would you use these?

These stones connect to the heart chakra as well, but for the purposes of healing deep emotional wounds. When doing release work or healing through trauma and grief I pull out these babies. They're loving and pack a powerful punch!

Other stones: Apache Tear

 

 

 

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Spiritual, Angelic, High Vibrational Readings

Celestite, Amethyst, Selenite

The High Priestess & The Hermit

Why would you use these? 

These gems are in perfect alignment with the vibration of the crown chakra and aid us in connecting with the angels and ascended masters. They are great for finding clarity, guidance, and insight on your spiritual path. 

Other stones: Apophylite, Moldavite

 

 

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Career/Money Readings

Green Aventurine, Citrine 

Ace of Pentacles & King of Pentacles

Why would you use these?

These crystals vibrate to the energy of success, abundance, and manifesting which are perfect for career or financial readings. Citrine in particular corresponds to the solar plexus chakra which is where much of this energy is focused and expressed.

Other stones: Pyrite

 

 

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Health Readings  

Mookaite, Carnelian

Temperance & Four of Swords

Why would you use these?

These stones are connected to the physical body - our health, blood, bones, and organs. They are also attuned with the the energy of the root chakra and may help you intuitively connect to the physicality of your querent. 

Other stones: Red Jasper, Bloodstone

 

 

 

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Past Life Readings

Petrified Wood, Orthoceras

Judgement & The Moon

Why would you use these?

These stones are seemingly as old as time itself. They help to attune you to the energy to access the Akashic records thereby opening doors to the past, past lives, and ancestors. There is so much wisdom from days of old contained within these fossils. 

Other stones: Ammonite

 

 

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Amp it up! You can also use Clear Quartz with any reading to help amplify the energy!

For an extra boost, you can charge the crystal with your intent for the reading. Make sure you clear your crystals after each session. Be sure to thank your crystal helpers for their aid in your work! 

What are some of your favorite crystal companions to have by your side when performing readings?

 

xo Ariel

Featured deck: Everyday Witch Tarot

Top Ways to Recharge your Mind, Body, & Spirit When you Need an Energetic Boost

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Have you been feeling energetically drained as of late? You want to spice things up and get back to feeling like you again, but don't know where to start? Here are some of my favorite ways to recharge your mind, body, and spirit when you need an energetic boost! Pick a few that work for you! 

 

Mind

Make yourself a cup of tea and read a book. Do a Google search for inspirational quotes. Look for words that make you feel empowered! Write down a few of your faves and keep them handy.

Go for a hike or for some fresh air. Spend a day or weekend away if possible. You can even find a beautiful place to just sit and observe nature. Bring your journal with you if you wish.

Have a good cry. Making time for emotional release can actually make you more productive.

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Take a break from the news and social media. Sometimes it can all be too much and quite overwhelming when you're dealing with your own "stuff". Opinions, naysayers, jealousy, and comparison can run abundant in these forums. Spending a lot of time online or watching the news can lead to energy drain. It's okay to unplug for a while. 

Say “No.” You don’t always have to try to be everything to everyone or stretch yourself too thin. It’s okay to set boundaries for self-preservation.

Have some alone time to recharge, but don't isolate yourself. Spend time alone to go within. Seek understanding and wisdom, but don't forget to come back to the world.

Watch an uplifting movie or a comedy. Who or what makes you smile? Cute cat videos, baby goats in pj's, comedic sketches, funny movies? Get reacquainted with your funny bone!

 

Body

Sleep. Catch up on your z’s. When you’re working determinedly on a project you may not be getting enough sleep or think you don’t have enough time to get ample rest. Listen to your body. If you feel like you need extra rest, do it - take a nap. 

Fuel your body properly and eat less processed food. Incorporating citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, or limes and drinking plenty of fresh water can help you to feel rejuvenated as they aid in flushing toxins from your body.

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Connect with your sexual energy. Seriously, kundalini energy, sex energy is powerful stuff. Sexual energy is creative energy. Having sex can also help to release pent up anger and tension.

Listen to music. Pump up the jam! Pull out your headphones and turn up your feel good tunes! Feeling extra daring? Dance around the house naked - when no one's home of course. 

Get a massage or an acupuncture treatment! Having a massage therapist work out the muscle tension in your body or an acupuncturist work with the meridians in your body can help to alleviate pain.

Do something light and fun with friends or family! Be around people you love and who love you unconditionally. Be with those who make you feel safe. Who are your security blanket people? I can't say this however, without saying be aware of any co-depency issues with these people in your life. Have boundaries with those who drain your energy.  

 

Spirit

Get out your crystal companions! Stones like lepidolite, aquamarine, and lithium quartz help to alleviate anxiety and stress while stones like carnelian, citrine, sunstone, or bloodstone help to give you a boost of positive fiery energy.

Connect to the element of fire! The suit of wands in tarot is tied to this element and all it entails from action, drive, and passion to perseverance through hardship, competition with others, and regeneration. Working with fire can add some zesty inspiration to your energy. 

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Balance your chakras. Pay attention to your lower chakras as these are the chakras strongly related to our physical form and energy. We draw up energy from the earth to support these energy centers. Don't forget to clear your aura and protect your energy while you're at it!

Meditate and connect with your Spirit peeps! Your spirit guides can give you insight into where your energy is being zapped and how to take your power back. 

Book a healing or reiki session. Healing sessions can be amazing experiences! A good practitioner can help you to clear away energetic gunk and recharge your battery. Find a trusted healer in your area.

Check the stars and see what's going on astrologically. Get a tarot reading. You may find clues as to why you're feeling energetically sluggish here!

 

I hope this post has helped to give you some ideas as to how you can recharge your mind, body, and spirit when feeling stressed, depressed, or low energy. What are some of your favorite ways to give your energy a boost? 

xo Ariel

 

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Winter 2017 Tarotscopes - Oracle Card Bonus for Each Zodiac Sign

Here is your Oracle Card Bonus for my Winter 2017 Tarotscopes. If you missed the video for your Sun, Moon, or Rising sign, you can watch them at the links below! 

Fire Signs Winter 2017 Tarotscopes - Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius Sun, Moon, or Ascendant

Air Signs Winter 2017 Tarotscopes - Gemini, Libra, & Aquarius Sun, Moon, or Ascendant

Earth Signs Winter 2017 Tarotscopes - Taurus, Virgo, & Capricorn Sun, Moon, or Ascendant

Water Signs Winter 2017 Tarotscopes - Cancer, Scorpio, & Pisces Sun, Moon, or Ascendant

 

For a look into your personal situation, book a reading with me!

 

The cards featured in our Oracle 'Scopes this season are from the Black Moon Astrology Cards by Susan Sheppard (Blue Angel Publishing, 2017). 

Have a Whimsical Winter!

 

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Aries 

Be mindful of how easily you allow your feathers to be ruffled Aries. This Winter may be challenging for you in terms of conflict with others. Be aware of personal boundaries. You may even encounter some obstacles in your current endeavors. Try to take it easy and don't sweat the small stuff. Frustration just binds the energy even tighter.

 

 

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Taurus

Things are beginning to shift for you this season Taurus. New ways of income may enter as old means fall away. Be open to change as transformation is happening. As one door closes, another one opens. Try not to be intimidated by change. Instead, learn to embrace it so that the transition is easier.

 

 

 

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Gemini

Long term partnerships, whether they be business, familial, or romantic, are at the forefront for you this Winter. Cherish these relationships. Is there any clean up required? Does the air need to be cleared with a situation or partner. How can you work together to create a stronger union?

 

 

 

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Cancer

You may feel like you are trying to reinvent the wheel this season. How can you make your skills even better? You are being encouraged to rethink the way you are going about things. Perhaps there is a point you've been trying to get across that hasn't been communicated clearly enough. Go back to the drawing board, but take your skill set with you.

 

 

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Leo

You know, but are you listening? Are you doing? Are you working with the wisdom you've been given or do your actions say otherwise? What do you know now that you didn't before and how can this knowledge aid you this Winter? Open your crown chakra and let the knowledge flow. Think outside of the box!

 

 

 

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Virgo

Your spider senses should be tingling this Winter. You are extremely open and sensitive to energy at this time. What messages are you picking up from the world around you? Work with your spirituality, intuition, and develop your psychic ability this season.

 

 

 

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Libra

Are you expressing your thoughts? How are you communicating with others this season and are you doing so effectively? Thoughts also carry vibration. What are you communicating to yourself and the Universe not only with your words, but also with your mind? Think kind and loving thoughts. 

 

 

 

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Scorpio

Stability is at the foreground for you Scorpio which is great news if you have been feeling off kilter as of late. This Winter will finally give you solid ground to stand on so you can continue to plod diligently towards your goals. The structure is there so raise your sky scraper! Now is the time to build on that foundation and make it even stronger. 

 

 

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Sagittarius

Who or what are you using for comfort, love, or for your own gain? Having resources is great - just be aware of how you use them. As you take, are you also planting seeds? Use the tools that you have been given, but not to their disrespect or detriment. 

 

 

 

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Capricorn

You are shedding old skin this Winter. Stepping into a more full version of who you are. Stepping more completely into your authenticity. First however, there is work required. Where in your life and awareness begs for change and transformation? How can you not only embrace, but help to facilitate this process?

 

 

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Aquarius

Balance is key this Winter from balance in your relationships and work to time management and family. How can you work to balance all of the things on your plate instead of just juggling them, all the while waiting for the ball to drop? Be fair to you and your time. Delegate responsibilities to partners, family members, or friends if needed. 

 

 

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Pisces

An "age" or phase in your life is coming to an end. You may be thinking quite a bit about the passage of time this Winter. How things have changed, how you've aged, what you've done, and what you still have left to do. Remember, you are only as old as you allow yourself to feel. Maturing is a beautiful thing, yet you can still be young at heart. 

 

 

 

xo Ariel

Dragon as a Spirit Animal | Animal Totems

Dragons are not creatures I have worked with much in my practice however, I do have an awareness of them. After my blog on Unicorn as a Spirit Animal, I had a friend ask me if I could focus one of my Animal Totem blogs on Dragon as a Spirit Animal, and I am happy to oblige him. Please note that the information contained within this blog has been channeled from Spirit, my guides, and of course Dragon himself.

There are many different types of Dragons from what I've been told.

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Elemental Dragons 

 

Fire - Dragons of Fire

They may dwell in volcanoes or the belly of the earth. They are flame dancers. Full of powerful, creative, and sexual energy. Work with them for stamina, drive, passion, creativity, or sexual pursuits as well as energetic protection.

Earth - Dragons of Earth

They may be cave, forest, or mountain dwellers. They are stable and wise. They understand resources and tend to work harmoniously in accordance with natural law. Work with them in earthly and physical matters ranging from health to abundance as well as energetic protection. A cave dwelling dragon may be particularly helpful in shadow work!

Air - Dragons of Sky

These creatures are of the wind. They bring to mind tornadoes - a tameless energy. Work with them for speed or matters of the mind, intellect, and communication. They are great strategizers and have a sort of military precision to them in my opinion.

Water - Dragons of Water

These creatures reside in bodies of water ranging from oceans and lakes to rivers and waterfalls. They are gentle beasts full of mystical majesty and secrets. They are helpful when in transitions and cycles. Work with them in healing, matters of the heart, energy work, and intuitive endeavors. Ice Dragons also wanted to be mentioned here.

 

Luminary Dragons

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Solar Dragons - The Divine Masculine

Like a fire dragon on steroids, to me Solar Dragons embody the Divine Masculine. They are born of the fiery sun's rays. There is a golden light energy about them. They are of great aid in matters of personal power and assertiveness.

Lunar Dragons - The Divine Feminine

To me, Lunar Dragons are almost like a more evolved Water Dragon. They embody the graceful energy of the Divine Feminine and the Moon. They have the silvery blue glow of moonlight about them. They are of great aid in matters of intuition and spiritual development.

 

Extra Special Dragons

  Image from the Sacred Power Reading Cards by Anna Stark (Rockpool Publishing, 2017)

Image from the Sacred Power Reading Cards by Anna Stark (Rockpool Publishing, 2017)

I don't know what to call them other than this...

Rainbow Dragons

I feel that Rainbow Dragons are extremely rare. They are a mix of Air, Water, and Solar Dragons in one and are made of pure light. As a prism of color surrounds them, I have been told that their purpose is joy, peace, and the upliftment of human consciousness. Plain and simple. They look for the ascension of humanity and want to assist in this process. They work mostly with children or those of a childlike energy.

Crystal Dragons

These Dragons of Earth reside in crystals and work with crystal energy. Each one has a purpose or personality that corresponds directly to the traits of the crystal that they inhabit. 

 

Now here is what it may mean for you if Dragon has come into your awareness or if Dragon is your Spirit Animal.

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Fight for your Goals

Dragon has amazing manifesting ability and stamina! They have a deep warrior spirit. The only way you get to be millennia old is to have stamina, foresight, skill, and perseverance to overcome obstacles. Dragon comes to you to let you know that this capability is within you too!

The Wisdom Keepers

Use the wisdom contained in your past experiences. Learn from your elders. Talk to your ancestors and family members. Incorporate their wisdom. Hear their stories. Dragons are holders of secrets and keepers of wisdom. You too are a wisdom keeper. Ask Dragon for aid in accessing this higher knowledge.

Defend your Fortress

Protect what you've built. Shield the energy of yourself and your home. Defend to the end the worthwhile - your truth and those you love. Protect yourself and your assets.

Watch your Words

You have a fierce power of words. You can inspire or hurt with them without a moments notice. Use this power wisely. Speak with honesty and integrity, all while being mindful of the fragileness and feelings of others.

Feisty, Wild, & Untamed

There is great strength and power behind you! You exude it. There is an air of mystery and seduction about you. You may have a magnetic energy and people are attracted to you. You may be the life of the party and love to be the center of attention. Be mindful of ego, being manipulative, and extreme overindulgences.

Self-Loyalty

Dragons are extremely self-reliant and so too are you. You are loyal to self above all else. True to you. Dragon is asking you to be secure in who you are, your dreams, goals, and abilities. Know your worth.

Luck and Abundance

Dragons are often seen as symbols of wealth, luck, fortune, or status. If Dragon has approached you, the tides may be turning for you. Focus on the fullness and abundance currently in your life and have gratitude because there may be more on it's way to you!

Slaying the Dragon

Don't let others steal your shine! Some may be jealous of you and your achievements. Knights make long journeys to destroy the infamous Dragon, win the girl, and make a name for themselves in the kingdom. Don't allow their negativity or mind games to "slay your dragon" or snuff out your flames as it were.

 

Has Dragon come into your awareness? Do you work with Dragon energy? What has been your experience connecting to them? Leave a comment below! 

xo Ariel 

 

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Raising Your Vibration - What Is It & How To Do It!

What is a raise in vibration?

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A raise in vibration is a raise in awareness and energy that elevates your connection to Spirit. I do believe this is facilitated by the expansion of the aura and the opening of the crown chakra. The physical body is dense. Spirit energy vibrates at a much faster and higher rate than ours. The higher the vibration, the more pure the vibration. 

In terms of a hierarchy of vibrational energy from lowest to most high, here is my understanding: 

1. Humans

2. Loved Ones in Spirit/Ancestors

3. Spirit Guides/Saints

4. Angels

5. Ascended Masters

6. Deity

7. The All - The Universe  

How does it feel to raise your energetic vibration? What may you experience?

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For me, I experience happiness, joy, a lightness of being. My mind is free and clear. I get the tingles and my awareness of Spirit and energy is heightened. The world has a different glow to it. My body temperature rises and yes, I may begin to sweat. I speak faster as my mind begins to shift to an altered state. I feel uplifted and closer to Spirit. It is easier to communicate with your guides and spirit as well as raises your energy when your vibration is elevated.

A word of advice: Like any energetic attunement, a raise in vibration is like a breath of fresh air. An energetic high from which you don't want to come down. When doing readings all day in that high vibrational energy, it can be intoxicating. You may want to stay there forever. This however, can be dangerous. It may take a while for your body to assimilate your raise in vibration.

As you experience this energetic shift, you may not feel your best. You're shedding old thoughts, patterns, beliefs, ways of being. You're cutting cords to people, places, and things that no longer serve you. Your body may begin to purge itself of toxins.

Stay hydrated. Stay grounded. Stay shielded and protected energetically as when you raise your vibration and expand your aura, you open yourself up energetically. Don't forget to ground and "shut down" afterwards. Remember you're a spiritual being that has incarnated to have a physical experience and staying in your "woo-woo head" too long can lead to energetic burnout.  

How to Raise your Vibration

All that being said, here are some of my tips for raising your vibration!

Listening to your favorite feel good or spiritual music can help to raise your vibration. What does your soul like to listen to? Drumming, nature sounds, EDM, rap, top 40? Sing along! Clap your hands, stomp your feet, twirl around! This also helps to raise your energy.

Focus on the breath! Take nice, deep cleanising breaths. By focusing on the breath, your mind can begin to enter an altered state or at least more relaxed state. Clear your mind and create space for Spirit. 

Visualization and meditation are key! These tools help you to prime your energetic vessel for ascension. During meditation, when you wish to connect to Spirit, or tap into the energy of the Universe, visualize opening your crown chakra and expanding your aura. *Tip - Visualize the floors going up on an elevator as you breathe. Feel your vibration begin to rise as you ascend.

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Open your crown chakra! Bring the color purple into your awareness. Get out the Lotus oil. Work with high vibrational crystals like selenite or amethyst to help facilitate this process. If you want something that packs a little more punch, give apophylite or moldavite a try! (Not for beginners to crystal energy or energy work in general).

Get plenty of rest, fruits, veggies, and water. I know, I know, I say this a lot. I have found a high vibrational diet to be helpful in my own practice, as these habits help you to feel your best from the inside out. This is important when trying to work with high vibrational energy.

Exploring nature is good for the soul and awakens the Spirit. It helps you to feel connected to The All, brings awareness to the energy all around you, and allows you to feel one with the Universe. Expand your awareness to notice signs, symbols, and synchronicities in nature.

Cleaning your space and clearing your energy helps to aid in the energetic flow required to facilitate a raise in vibration of not only your environment, but also your spirit energy.

 

Want to know which high vibrational energies want to assist you as you raise your vibration and ascend on your spiritual path? Check out my Angels, Guides, & Goddesses Reading or my Spiritual Quest Reading.  

What is your favorite way to raise your vibration? Leave a comment below! 

xo Ariel  

 

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