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Fear is the Dimmer, Lightworker

Fear is the Dimmer, Lightworker

Have you experienced any of the following: Anxiety before readings, meeting with clients, events, or public speaking? Nervous coming out as a Healer or Lightworker? Going into a meeting at work where you want to be more assertive but are shaking in your boots? Remember, fear is the dimmer Lightworker.

How to Know if You're in the Flow with the Universe | Maven Mindset

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Synchronicities 

Just thinking of someone and they call. Having a dream about a certain animal or object and they pop up in your waking life. Your intuition is on point without you even realizing it. You may even be experiencing the beautiful synchronicity that is spirit animals and angel numbers. And sometimes the synchronicities are not always awe inspiring. Sometimes the Universe likes to give us (and itself) a laugh or two whether this reminds us of our responsibilities, an item on our To-Do list, or something embarrassing we may have done.

Spirit Animals 

A Spirit Animal is an animal spirit who has a special message for you. You may dream about them, see yourself as this animal, feel a sacred connection to them, or even just run across the animal itself or it's image repeatedly. This is not a coincidence! This animal more than likely has a special and timely message for you. Here you can find more information as to What is a Spirit Animal and how to work with them.

Angel Numbers 

These are number sequences that you see over and over whether it be when looking at the clock, on license plates as your driving to work, phone numbers, lottery numbers - you name it! Examples of these are 11:11, 222, 333, 444, 555, 999, 646, 578, any repeating number sequence. These numbers are messages from your angels, guides, and the Universe. I have found them to be spot on for what I am experiencing in the moment. A message that I personally needed to hear. For example, while testing for my Psychic Medium certification, I was scared, and stressed out. I happened to look out of my hotel window and saw the number 299 on the top of a bus. I thought it quite odd as I caught sight of it just before it disappeared around a corner. I ran to look up the meaning and cried in amazement and gratitude. My favorite go-to site for angel number meanings is Angel Numbers - Joanne Sacred Scribes by Joanne Walmsley.

Easier to Manifest | Timely & Auspicious Opportunities

When you're in the flow with the Universe, you begin to see doors that are open for you which you may have missed before. The job you've been searching for may come your way. Perhaps you've been sending out the vibe to attract your tribe and you begin to meet people of a like vibration in random everyday happenings. Know that these opportunities may not come in the way you expect them to. You need some extra money to pay the bills and you have the chance to make some overtime cash.  You may need extra cash, but that doesn't mean you'll win the lottery, but the Universe does make a way for you to get what is needed. Be open to new experiences.

Raise in Vibration 

You've been realizing the connectedness of all things. You are beginning to feel and work with energy. As your vibration raises, your intuition becomes stronger. You put your focus on positivity, love, joy, and happiness. You're interested in learning more about spirituality and what your spiritual truths are.

Law of Attraction 

This is all about your thinking. Both positive and negative. How do you talk to yourself? Is it in a loving way or is the tone of voice more condescending? Having negative self-talk or thought patterns doesn't mean you are out of the flow. It is a part of the human experience. Be conscious of your thinking. When you see negative though patterns creeping in, re-channel and redirect your thoughts in that moment! It takes some practice, but it is possible. The more positively you think, the more blessings that come your way. Negativity is sticky - negative thoughts, actions, words, and deeds have a tendency to stick to your energy. Thereby, lowering your vibration. Your vibration is tied to the law of attraction. What you put out into the Universe is what you attract to you.

Reaffirming that you've Learned Old Lessons

The Universe may send a few old lessons your way, just to confirm you got the message the first go round. The situation or people may be different, but the lesson the same. Do you recognize this? What didn't work the first time? Now is your chance to correct it. To show the Universe you're serious. You have taken heed. That you've integrated the wisdom from previous happenings. This lets the Universe know that you're ready to move on to the next chapter, the next lesson of your spiritual development.

How do you know you're in the flow with the Universe? What signs have been given to you? What has been your experience thus far and how do you keep the link going?

xo Ariel

Summer Tarotscopes 2016

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June 20th to September 22nd 2016

The Summer waves, salty air, and thunderstorms are starting to roll in my lovelies! The Wheel of the Year spins again as the Sun fully embraces us. It is a time that is ripe with opportunity, potential, adventure, relaxation, fun, and some hard work too! I'm also pretty sure that there are some lessons out there for us to learn this season as well.

What is a Tarotscope? A Tarotscope is like a Horoscope for your zodiac sign, only it uses tarot cards. I decided to pull some cards for each sign to see what we need to look out for and what energy will be surrounding us all Summer '16. Be sure to also read the Tarotscope for your Moon and Rising signs for deeper insight into what may come up for you from June through September of this year, if you're in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere check back and read this when it's Summertime in your part of the world!

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Aries  - Maiden of Cups

Are you seeing the whole picture Aries or just a sliver of it? This Summer may hold the beginnings of a new emotional and spiritual journey for you - especially in how you deal with tough situations. The Maiden of Cups is inviting you to get in tune with your heart and sense of emotional expression and connection to others. Also, pay attention to your intuition at this time as it may give you some new insights.

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Taurus - Two of Cups

This Summer, focus on deepening your friendships and sense of trust Taurus. Make new friends and strengthen current bonds. Find something in common with those who you assume you have no common ground with. Realize that we are all a reflections of each other. Commune with Spirit, your soul, and others this Summer.

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Gemini - Ace of Wands

The magick is happening Gemini! You will finally get out of that foggy funk you may have been in. You've gotten some great ideas after emerging from this state and now it's time to put them into action - with a little help from the Universe! This is the spark, this is the start. Get busy this Summer! Action, no matter how small, is necessary to achieve your dreams. This is a magickal time for you and any creative ventures you partake in. Feel it, trust in it, and learn the power in your own sense of creativity.

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Cancer - Strength

This Summer may require for you to reach deep within your gentle spirit Cancer and pull out your inner warrior! Allow your inner strength to help you continue to move forward and to make positive changes in your life. Never give up and don't look back. Have the heart of a lion even though your voice may quiver and whisper like a lamb. If you're having trouble with this or feel lost, ask your guides, angels, or deity to help you connect deeper to your inner strength.

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Leo - Nine of Wands

You may be on the defensive side this Summer, Leo. It's good to protect what you've built but not to the extent that it is alienating to others. Let them share in the joy of your creations and actions too. Work on strengthening your sense of safety and security this Summer. Perhaps even do a Root Chakra meditation or carrying some crystals like Black Tourmaline or Red Jasper to help you. Don't be so quick to block others out. Open your heart - not everyone is out to get you.

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Virgo - Nine of Cups

Make a wish Virgo! Now is the time to really think about your hopes and dreams. The energy is there for you to attain some (not all) this Summer. Dream and make plans! Believe it and you can achieve it. The good energy you've been sending out into the Universe is on it's way back to you in a BIG way this Summer. Partner with the Universe to help make your Summer dreams come true.

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Libra - King of Swords

Stay focused, determined, calm, cool, and collected this Summer. You're sense of intellect and order may feel stronger than ever Libra. You've already weighed your choices in your decision making. Now is the time to execute and be clear of focus. Try to enhance your sense of foresight this Summer. Look at how your present actions will affect future circumstances. Be unwavering in your desire to check out details and seeing the big picture. Rule with more intellect and with less emotion.

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Scorpio - Nine of Swords

Let go of the worry and anxiety this Summer, Scorpio! Don't allow it to creep into your dreamy mind so that unwarranted fear can run amok! Work on staying grounded and what you can do in the present moment. If all you can do is take a deep breath - that's fine too. Don't panic or allow anxiety to be a paralyzing force for you this Summer! Focus on feeling safe and secure as well as how you can rise above the worry, fear, and stress. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it! Refuse to let unconscious fears keep you from living the life you were meant to!

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Sagittarius - Three of Wands

Now is the time to get out there and travel Sagittarius! See the world, explore! Even if it's just a new park near your home. Maybe start planning that dream vacation or even a small trip to a lake. Go exploring and connect with nature. Be daring, spontaneous, and adventurous this Summer! Look for joy and happiness all around you. You won't be disappointed!

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Capricorn - The Sun

Joy, happiness, and the promise of a new day surround you this Summer, Capricorn. Focus on staying positive and looking for the light in others around you. You are driven, determined, and ready for anything that comes your way - and you'll do it with a smile on your face! Try to bring some of that sunshine to others you come into contact with. A smile  or laugh filled with loving positive energy is contagious!

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Pisces - Seven of Cups

Dreams, deceptions, excess, and restrictions may be a struggle for you this Summer, Pisces. Be careful what you wish for - all that glitters isn't gold. Also know that sometimes what we think we want is not always for our best and highest good. Are there any consequences to your desires or what it takes to get them? What about sacrifices? Be aware of who, where, and what you put your faith and trust into. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, take emotions out of it, and really think about if you want to continue in your current direction. Not everything is for everyone.

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Aquarius - Four of Pentacles

Save your money this Summer, Aquarius! Work hard and build your resources. It is okay to let your hair down and spoil yourself every once in a while. If there is something you need to save for that is coming up in the next few months (I'm really feeling like this is in the Fall), start saving NOW! Also know that you don't need a ton of money to have fun this Summer. There are tons of free or low cost activities you can do! Don't deny yourself of Summer FUN! Remind yourself what you're saving for and the long term benefits and don't beat yourself up too bad if you slip up here and there.

Here's to a Summer full of Sunshine lovelies!

xo Ariel

This blogpost features cards from Lumina Tarot by Lauren Aletta of Inner Hue with artwork by Tegan Swyny of Color Cult, 2015.

Spiritual Awakening & Trusting Yourself | Maven Mindset

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Trusting yourself is often one of the most difficult things we have to learn to do in our lives. Self doubt and the overcoming of it is a huge part of the Ascension Process. Think about this - when you are with someone you don't trust, you don't go off with them on crazy adventures or truly heed their advice. They may make you nervous, uncomfortable, or even wary. When you have a lack of trust in you, you are giving that very energy to yourself! Don't treat yourself like the strangers your mother warned you to stay away from. Your Higher Self wants to take you on a grand and mystical adventure full of synchronicity and wonder! Yet, that is hard to do without relaxing into full trust in yourself, who you are, and the Universe. When you don't fully trust, you hold yourself back - your smile is shaky and not as wide, your laughter not as deep, your voice small and quiet. Get to know yourself by trusting yourself! Don't you want to be able to tune in to your Higher Self and know that the information you're receiving is for your best and highest good? When you fully trust in yourself, you allow yourself to fully and deeply experience. The best way to begin that process is to trust in YOU!

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When you lack self trust and confidence, your world stays small and colorblind. When you listen to and trust yourself, so much beauty is released all around you! Color and endless opportunity light up your world! Synchronistic events will occur with increasing frequency when you trust the intuitive hits and signs you get from the Universe. These signs may come to you as repeating numbers (like seeing 333 or 468 or 999 etc. over and over), animals appearing to you (read about my experience with fox), or when what you've been trying to manifest seems to fall into place piece by piece.

Your Higher Self will never tell you anything negative, will not be condescending, and definitely not judgmental. Your Higher Self looks out for you in the best and most healthy ways to help you grow and change for the better. Your Ego on the other hand wants to protect itself. Your Ego can be harsh, critical, prideful, and fear driven. Ego has a very loud, boisterous, and interrupting voice while your Higher Self is much more quiet, loving, and gentle.

Imagine (Wisdom of the Oracle, Hay House Publishing)

Imagine (Wisdom of the Oracle, Hay House Publishing)

Imagine what trusting yourself can do for your dreams and goals! For example, there's a company you've been dying to work with and they start to show interest in you. You're feeling pressured to make a business deal but something in you is telling you this may not be such a good move, so you decide not to go through with it. Then you find out down the road that the company has a history of fraud. By trusting yourself and listening to the feeling that this deal was not in alignment with your Higher Self or purpose, you avoid all the trouble of having been caught up in an association with that company therefore saving the reputation of your business. We often put pressure on ourselves to do what we think makes the best linear route to our goals, but the path to our goals is not always straight. Sometimes we have to take a zig zag route to get there. If your logical and analytical mind is telling you to go left but all the signs you've been receiving from the Universe, as well as your gut instincts, are telling you to go right (which is far off the beaten path for you), think about what you will have wished you had done down the road. When you look back will you be happy that you made the decision you did? Will you have wished you listened to your Higher Self? Pause and listen to your instincts. You're feeling that way for a reason.

Here is another example, let's say that your friend wants you to go to this party with them. You're an introvert and parties aren't really your thing, but something is jumping up and down inside you telling you to get dressed and go! You don't feel comfortable around a large amount of people but you figure it would be nice to go out with your friend so you throw on your best little black dress and go to the event. At the event you end up meeting someone who designs websites. Lately you've been having trouble with your business page and so you decide to tell them about it. Bingo! You end up hitting it off with them and manage to get all your questions answered. You get your website up and running and the next thing you know, a magazine wants to feature one of your articles! You do that for a few years and realize you think you're finally ready to start writing your manifesto and then BOOM! - you've written a best selling book! And it all started with that silly little dinner party all those years ago. Even when you're afraid, trust yourself. Feel the fear and do it anyway. There is so much growth and opportunity presented to you when you do that! You never know what path it may lead you down. 

Spiritual Awakening, Conflict (Crystal Reading Cards)

Spiritual Awakening, Conflict (Crystal Reading Cards)

The Universe will often throw challenges our way to see how we respond to them - especially during the Spiritual Awakening process. I think of these as "tests" or "check-ups" of my trust in self and my intuition. The main one I've seen come up over and over again is conflict. Conflict is an opportunity for growth - at least Spirit sees it that way! Spirit wants to know how you have grown in the handling of different types of conflict, whether that be standing up for yourself when someone is talking down to you or how you react when having an argument with someone else. What you would have done in the past compared to your current handling of that type of interaction? If your intuition is telling you to drop it, that it's not worth your time or energy, listen to that voice! If your Higher Self is telling you to be more assertive and to stand your ground, heed that advice! How well are you listening to that voice? Have you put Ego aside when dealing with these types of confrontations or do you let it do the talking for you? Do you trust what your Higher Self  has to tell you or are you too afraid to step out of your comfort zone and into a different (and higher) vibration?

Ace of Pentacles - Shadowscapes Tarot
Ace of Pentacles - Shadowscapes Tarot

Trust in your intuition and Higher Self to tell you what is needed for continued growth on your journey of Spiritual Awakening. The path Spirit wants you to take may be rocky and nerve wracking compared to the easier road that the Ego has laid out before you. When you listen to your intuition during times of hardship and conflict, it builds more trust in yourself and your abilities, strengths, and prowess. It unleashes your confidence and faith.Without difficult circumstances or the confusion that comes with tough decisions, there would be no growth. Stepping away from old patterns of belief and behavior and away from your comfort zone, leads to more personal development than you can imagine. Change equals growth. Growth leads to new beginnings. New beginnings lead to more chances to shine your inner light even brighter! It's not easy and takes hard work. When you trust in yourself, you plant the golden seeds dreams are made of.

By quieting the voice of Ego and tuning in to the world of Spirit and our Higher Self, we open the door for more abundance and opportunities. The more you listen to it, the stronger it will get. The Ascension Process calls for us to be aware and receptive to the messages we get from the Universe, Spirit, and our Higher Self. The more you trust in their guidance, the easier it is for them to guide you along your life path and soul purpose. So stop and listen intently to the Universe as she whispers her secrets to you.

xo Ariel

6 Tarot Cards for the Spring Equinox

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  Hello Blossoms and Buttercups! The Spring Equinox is the time when we move out of the dark and welcome back the light. It is a time of balance between light and dark, yin and yang. It is the day when we have both equal hours of light and darkness (this only happens one other time of the year - on the day of the Autumnal Equinox). What a special time this is and a great reminder for us to welcome more balance into our lives as the Wheel of the Year turns yet again. New life is all around us with the rebirth of Spring! I drew these cards to help us embrace the light and dark within ourselves.

1.   Justice

Justice - Lumina

I can't say enough how synchronistic it was that this was the very first card to fall out while I was shuffling the deck and thinking about this topic. How perfect is that?! Lady Justice weighs her scales. It reminds me of Ma'at (the Egyptian goddess of truth, balance, harmony, and justice) weighing your heart against a feather to see which was lighter. How heavy is your heart? Is it light as a feather or is it weighed down by grief, anger, and disappointment? Are you using your head too much and not listening enough to the beating of your heart? Invite harmony in. Justice reminds us that there will always be good and bad, light and dark, birth and death - for that is the way of the world. When you close your eyes and block out distractions it is easier to find where you need to regain balance in your life and in your body. It is a very delicate act and may need constant attention until you can learn how to do it with your eyes closed. Be careful not to cut out things in your life that need truly need your attention due to fear or a shaky sense of confidence.

2.   The High Priestess

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Our intuition is heightened and any magical workings or manifestations will be enhanced on this equally yoked day of the year. Take some time on the days leading up to the equinox to meditate on where you can gain more balance in your life. As you go about your day, listen to that tiny voice of your Higher Self (not the big booming voice of Ego) and see where s/he says 'you could use some healing time alone with your crystals instead of eating the ice cream because technically this pint of Chunky Monkey and binge watching Netflix won't truly make you feel better deep down.' Or maybe there is a situation that you feel isn't right or you have a hunch that something is up because the energy around it just feels off. Listen to that feeling! The High Priestess reminds us to look at things that deep down we know are unhealthy for us. If we feel confused about  which way to go, she guides us in the darkness by asking us to look within for the answer.  She encourages us to listen to our inner voice and find a self loving alternative. She is also a reminder that all that is in the dark will eventually come to the light.

3.      Seven of Wands

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Sometimes we need to take a break from constant comparison of ourselves to others and the need to be on defense. Appreciate who you are. The differences in our spirits, appearances, opinions, strengths, and weaknesses are what make us unique. If all musical notes were the same, could we still call it music? How boring is a song with just one note? There would be no highs and lows, no melody, no favorite 'break it down now' moment to your favorite song! How boring would that make life? The different frequencies and energies of our souls help the world to change, flow, and create the sweet melodies that we call our lives. Don't always worry about doing or being better than someone else, sometimes you just need to do better than you did yesterday, and other times it is perfectly okay to just be where you're currently at in the musical scale of life - right now, in this moment. You are worthy ALL the time!

4.      Nine of Cups

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Incorporate more happiness and positivity into your daily life! The cold dark nights of winter are over. Allow yourself the hope of Spring and rebirth! You've spent time planting seeds and now it is time to watch them blossom and grow. Wish, hope, dream, fantasize about your desires. By visualizing them and feeling the happiness that comes with those thoughts, it makes it easier to manifest. Think about how during the winter we can't wait for warmer weather. It seems so far away and then it is as if overnight BAM! spring has sprung. There are flowers starting to peak their heads through the dirt, the grass is starting to turn green, and the birds chirp the most beautiful song. Color comes back to the world! This is a reminder that things take time to manifest, to germinate, to grow. Feel the excitement and the anticipation! Even on the darkest days, remember the promise of spring.

5.      Six of Pentacles

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Share! Give and receive. This is about equal energy exchange. Give as much as you're getting. Don't be stingy - pay it forward! Work with others and learn the importance of teamwork, networking, and compromise. There should be a healthy balance between what you are giving and what you are receiving. Don't allow yourself to be taken advantage of. You don't want to burn out or become resentful from constantly giving yourself to others and not refilling your own cup! I also think this speaks to the need for us to have gratitude for what we have as well as giving back to those who give so much to us - even if we don't ask for it! This card is about being a partner and building the resources you have in your relationships. You are a co-creator in your life and with the Universe. Be open to receiving these blessings!

6.      Ten of Swords

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Let go of feelings of loss and betrayal. Realize that from death new life springs forth! Try to think more positively about your past and the things you have gone through. Take the lessons and leave the rest. Don't constantly keep yourself in the turmoil and anguish by reliving the events and holding on to anger. Transmute the pain into forgiveness and freedom. You can reach new heights of clarity and understanding by accepting the hurtful situations you've been through. Use them as stepping stones to help you realize what you want to bring more of into your life. You can rise above the pain, sorrow, and mental anguish of past hurts. Spring reminds us a new day is dawning for all those who weep!

  Embrace - Connected + Free

The main theme for us this Spring is to Embrace - change, love, balance, rebirth, and new beginnings. Embrace the healing that can come to our soul this time of year. Embrace  the spirit renewal, revival, and rejuvenation that comes with Spring. It is easier to welcome the lively, loving, peaceful, and awe inspiring beauty of Spring when we embrace all the change that comes with it. If we resist, it will be harder for this energy to touch our spirits. Wakeup, hear the birds chirp, and allow the comforting dewy light of this season to enfold you. Embrace positivity and allow it to embrace you.

  Stay gorgeous lovely one! xo Ariel

 

Featuring the Lumina Tarot and the Connected & Free Oracle