It’s Scorpio Season! Right In Time For Halloween, New Moon In Scorpio

Hi Friends.  It’s my favorite time of year!  We have just entered the time of the astrological Sun Sign , Scorpio.  Scorpio is INTENSE.  Scorpio is a Water Sign, and is all about our emotions.  What is “taboo” , all that we feel and don’t discuss, the unconscious- THAT is Scorpio.

Although Scorpio gets a reputation for being dramatic, Scorpio is a Fixed Sign and is grounded in profound truth.  Nothing happens too quickly here, but what does happen is deep.

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Under this New Moon, if you sit still and listen you can tune in to some very interesting things.  This moon is quite psychically receptive.  

This is NOT time to charge forward with anything in hopes of receiving quick and/or showy results. You will be disappointed if you try and force anything under this New Moon. Sit and be patient, let the facts come to you, let things develop at their own pace. Under the surface there is shifting even if it feels stagnant.

In Tarot the Major Arcana Card that is ruled by Scorpio is Death.

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While Death may seem like a scary card, it is not to be feared.  In fact, I personally LOVE to see this card as it points to yes, the death of something, but also major transformation!  This could be on an internal level, external level or both.

Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto which is all about transformation and intensity.  Pluto likes to take out the garbage.  Pluto takes away whats not working, strips away the old to make way for the new.  While it may not always feel great in the moment,  like it or not, change is the name of the game.  How boring if we are to stay where we once were right?

Unfortunately, most of us resist change.  We cling tightly to what was, and often fear what is and what will be.  After all, change is scary!  Comfort is easy.  But no growth occurs with comfort, and we are here to grow.

Tomorrow (Sunday) 10/30 we have a New Moon in Scorpio.  Typically at this time of year being so close to Halloween, the veil between the spirit world and us is particularly thin.  You may experience some heavy psychic premonitions and feelings under this new moon.   You may also be forced to confront your own demons.  All that has been repressed just might come bubbling up to the surface to be addressed once and for all. Relationships may change profoundly, or even end under this New Moon.  Don’t despair, trust the universe but most importantly, trust yourself.

Astrologically the North Node Virgo/South Node Pisces are in a harmonious position at this time, furthering the essence of this New Moon.  The North Node in astrology is where we are going, our soul mission.  The South Node speaks of our past life.  Where we were, what we perhaps abused and now we need to move towards our North Node to grow. Since these two aspects under these two signs are in alignment, there should be a little less of a power struggle.  This can be a time of powerful integration as you connect the dots between what was and what’s developing. There’s nothing superficial going on here – it’s all about what lies between and beneath the lines. The understanding you gain can help you move forward to a new dawn.

Scorpio and Pluto rule the unconscious– and the unconscious is a powerful thing! What we don’t talk about tends to take weight and grow bigger and stronger in time. Eventually, we are forced to acknowledge the screams that grow louder within, and in time, we will find that only through acknowledgement are we able to rise above.  That’s Pluto and that’s Scorpio.  Knock down what is not working and rise from the ashes.  Make way for the new.

Be sure to take some time and show some gratitude with a New Moon Blessing! Go Within.  Write your manifestations and put them out into the universe.

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Love & Light To All!

Lisa

 

 

 

All About Empaths- Living As An Empath And How To Protect Yourself

Good Morning Friends,

Recently this topic has come up while talking with other light workers, and this was recently discussed at a Reiki share I attended, prompting me to write this post today.

I should re-phrase “protecting” yourself as an empath.  Being an empath is a blessing, a gift- although it does not always feel like it.  So for the times that you feel you need to protect yourself, it’s likely too late as you’ve already picked up and absorbed some negative energy/emotions.  Below we will go over the top five traits of an Empath, and how to better ground yourself to the sensitivity that you experience.

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First Off-  What is an Empath? Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and you have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others.  Your life is unconsciously influenced by others desires, wishes, thoughts and moods.  Being an empath is MUCH more than being highly sensitive and it is not just limited to emotions. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of others.  

You are an Empath or you are not.  There is no in between.

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If you feel you are an Empath, you have likely experienced several, if not all of these traits below (If you would like a more comprehensive list, scroll back several  pages of posts where I write about this topic in more detail).

1). Knowing- empaths just know stuff, without being told.  There is no other way to say it. The psychic term for this is called claircognizance.  There is no logic to this phenomenon, and it goes beyond words, beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how some would describe it.  The more attuned you are, the stronger this gift becomes.  Meditation truly enhances this ability.  

2). Being in public places can be overwhelming-  places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums where there are lots of people can fill the empath with turbulently vexed emotions that are coming from others.  For years I could not walk into the mall without having a panic attack.  I didn’t realize at that time that I was picking up on all of the frequencies of others, as well as my own perceptions.  Now that I am more conscious, I am able to recognize and deal with it- or I simply don’t go to certain places if I can avoid it.

In fact, just  last week  I had to hightail it out of Whole Foods, leaving a full shopping cart behind!  There was a funky energy in there, and I couldn’t breathe.  Once I got to my car, I was fine.  As an evolving empath, you will be able to gage when something is really wrong with you physically, or when you are reacting to energy outside of yourself.  

3). Feeling others emotions and taking them on as your own-this is a huge one for empaths, and very difficult.  A true empath will get hit with emotions out of the blue and can be picking them up from someone across the room, or from someone that is very far away physically.  The more attuned empath will feel when someone is thinking positively or negatively of them, even from a great distance.

4). You know when someone is not being honest- this one is very frustrating.  If a friend or loved one is not telling you the truth, or worse yet, downright lying to you, you know it (although many empaths try not to focus on this because knowing a loved one is lying can be painful). This goes beyond paranoia or suspicion, you just know. Or if someone is saying one thing but feeling/thinking another, you know.

5). Needing to retreat and recharge after spending time with groups of people OR feeling super drained after spending time with certain people- as an empath, being around groups for a long  time can actually be soul sucking!  After a large party that has lasted several hours, I can’t talk to anyone for a whole day!  Consequently, as empaths you will attract people that need your help, therefore, they can suck your energy without trying to.  You may feel sick, tired , drained , and not know why after dealing with certain people.  You are simply picking up their SH&* and you need to cleanse and recharge.

Now that I have given you what I feel are the five top traits of a true empath, let’s discuss some quick and easy methods to stay grounded and true throughout it all.  As I said earlier, being an empath is a gift, and the world needs us.  Shutting out this ability will only cause internal turmoil for you, so lets get grounded!

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*Every morning when you wake up, thank whomever you pray, wish or speak to, thank them for giving you another day.  Out loud or silently doesn’t matter, but be grateful. Know that whatever gets thrown your way- you can and will deal with it.

*Try and meditate for  ten minutes a day.  Ten minutes of eyes closed, peaceful music, empty mind – makes a world of difference!  Make it a habit.

*Nature-get outside!   It’s been proven time and time again that being outside , particularly in green, natural spaces, really does have a positive affect on our mental health.  So go for a hike, a bike ride,  a walk in the woods, whatever you prefer, but is truly is so cleansing- we are meant to breath fresh air, NOT be locked indoors all day!  Being near the water is also amazingly healing for empaths.

*Try and keep your diet clean, and limit alcohol.  Really, this one is huge if you are particularly sensitive.  You want to be as clear headed as possible, and what you put into your body will help or hinder that feeling.

*Go barefoot as much as possible.  When you are barefoot, especially in the grass, you are truly connecting to the earth- therefore you are grounding yourself naturally.  It might be because I’m a Taurus (Earth Sign) but I would go barefoot all the time if I could!

*Work with metaphysical stones- stones can be an empaths best friend!  To keep yourself from absorbing the negative emotions or intentions of others, Black Tourmaline is (in my opinion) the MAC DADDY of all :)  I ALWAYS have a small piece of black tourmaline on me. Clear Quartz is another good one to help keep you pure.  Selenite connects you to the angelic realm, and Rose Quartz will aid in unconditional love of oneself, and others.

*If you wish to enhance your empathic abilities, Lapis Lazuli (another favorite of mine) and Amethyst are fantastic stones.  As an empath, you may also have a hard time quieting your mind at night, and Amethyst is also great for insomnia.  Simply put a small piece of Amethyst beneath your pillow for more restful sleep.

*If you are an energy healer, and work on/with others often , sea salt baths are a MUST.  So is washing your hair after working with/on a lot of people.  The hair absorbs more energy than you realize!  Anytime I work a large event, the second I get in no matter how exhausted, it’s time for a sea salt bath.

*Sage Yourself Daily.  Super important for empaths, and White Sage is best.  I sage myself, my car, my living space, and the people I work with-daily!  It truly does help to cleanse yourself and the energy, and you will immediately feel lighter once having done it.

(If you would like to read more on Sage, which the practice is called “smudging”, again go back several pages of posts and you will find tips)

*Lastly- one of my favorites and it sounds so simple, but really, it does help.  Before I walk out my door for the day, I stop and envision a white cloak , I say in my head a little protection blurb, and I envision the cloak surrounding me in white light.  Then I begin my day.

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Love & Light,

Lisa

Eating For Your Chakras

Hi Everyone!

Today let’s talk about how to eat to keep our Chakras in alignment.  What are Chakras? Those that are familiar with Reiki likely know that Chakras are our bodies energy centres. When one or more are out of alignment (which they often are) they can cause all sorts of aches and pains on both the physical and emotional levels.  Since we don’t “see” our Chakras, it’s easy to neglect the fact that what we are eating does impact our energy centres both positively & negatively.

Yoga and meditation are simple ways to keep them running optimally,  but did you know that there are specific foods you can eat for each Chakra to keep things running smoothly?   Do you know that you can choose foods that have specific vibrations that correspond to each Chakra, therefore helping to raise the chakra’s vibration and also- recharging them?

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Let’s start from the bottom and work our way to the top.

*As always, these suggestions are NOT in lieu of medical attention , and you should always seek medical attention for any issues and concerns*

 

 

 

Root Chakra: (1st Chakra)– this Chakra represents the adrenal glands and it supports instinct and survival.  The root chakra is located at the base of your spine.  When your root chakra is out of balance, you will likely feel stressed and unsafe in your own body. Since your root is what grounds you to the earth, Root Vegetables are a good choice to support this Chakra.  Think: sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets, turnips, garlic, ginger. Simply cut them up and roast them with a little sea salt and olive oil.  They are delicious and will help to warm your body up and help you feel grounded.  You can also slow cook them on low for 8 hours and they will become nice & mashed. 

 Sacral Chakra: (2nd Chakra) this Chakra represents your “nether region”, the ovaries and testes,  sexuality and emotions, and sits just below the navel in the lower abdomen. When this chakra is unbalanced, you will find that you are confused, lethargic and emotionally, all over the place.  You may also experience slight abdominal cramps. Foods to help support this chakra basically correlate directly to the color orange.  Think: carrots, oranges, orange juice (fresh squeezed is best), sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin.  These are all excellent & supportive of your Sacral Chakra.

Solar Plexus Chakra: (3rd Chakra)-this Chakra represents the pancreas , and also supports your self esteem.  The Solar Plexus sits behind your navel, and is responsible for empowerment and transformation.  Sunny Yellow foods are best to help clear & balance this Chakra.  Think: yellow peppers, bananas, yellow squash. *Note- this Chakra is responsible for converting energy, so you do not want to eat refined carbohydrates or unnatural sugar, you want higher- fiber and slower to burn energy foods. 

Heart Chakra: (4th Chakra)- this Chakra represents your heart.  This is all about love & gratitude and rules all of your emotions and relationships.  Since this chakra is green, green vegetables are best , specifically the leafy greens that are widely touted and for good reason!  Think: kale, broccoli, spinach, escarole, celery, dill, parsley, cilantro, bok-choy, all lettuces, chard.  *this is my favorite Chakra to work with and coincidentally, my favorite foods reside here :)  I’m known as a “kale junkie” by those closest to me. I also find it interesting when people complain of heartburn after ingesting leafy greens.  Perhaps their heart chakra is out of balance ? 😉 Something to think about!

Throat Chakra: (5th Chakra)-this Chakra represents your thyroid, and is responsible for your voice.  This is the center of your communication and authenticity.  There are not many blue foods that I can think of , but blueberries would be your best best for self expression. (Wild blueberries are best).  Other fruits are also very supportive of the throat chakra , especially fruits that grow on trees such as : pears, apples, peaches and plums.  It is said that that these fruits are true to themselves, falling off of the tree when they are ripe,  and without force.  Interesting, eh ?

Third-Eye Chakra:(6th Chakra)-this Chakra represents your pituitary gland, and is located in the brain, at the brow, and at the base of your nose.  The third-eye is where your wisdom and intuition reside.  This chakra is represented more through spirit than earth, therefore food does not necessarily fuel it.  However, eating lighter meals which are typically plant based, along with meditation can be very beneficial to keeping this chakra clear and functioning optimally.  Meditation is spirit-boosting and can always help to energize your third-eye.  *Sidenote- if you do not mediate, please try.  It WILL change your life. I love working with the third-eye Chakra, and I can tell when someone is highly intuitive while working on this Chakra.  Most times, the person does not even realize just how strong their third-eye is, OR likewise, just how clogged up it is, waiting to be cleared and acknowledged.

Crown Chakra:(7th Chakra)this Chakra  represents our realization and is what connects us to the universe.  This is the realization that all is connected fundamentally. Just like the Root Chakra grounds us to the Earth, this Chakra is responsible for grounding life force and dispersing energy into all of the other Chakras. Same as the Third-Eye Chakra, this even more so, is fueled through spirit rather than through food and should be treated similarly, as it is equally as sensitive.  Sometimes when you feel tingles at the top of your head, your Crown Chakra is opening up!  

There you have it!  I hope you found this useful.  Also, make sure to always drink adequate amounts of purified water, as well as clear broths and teas which also help to keep energy running smoothly through these energy centers.

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Love & Light,

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Sunday! Some Tarot Guidance For The Week Ahead

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I’ve done a three-card spread for the upcoming week 10/9-10/16.  I’m sure you will find that by the end of this week, you will be able to apply it towards your own experience.

For this weeks card pull, I have used the traditional Rider-Waite Tarot.  This deck is universally used for the simplicity of the images, and is typically the deck I would recommend for someone just beginning to scratch the surface of the tarot.  In fact, this is the deck that I teach with when I host my workshops.  Sidenote: I will be hosting/teaching another “Explore Yourself With The Tarot”  on Saturday 11/5 from 1PM-4PM .  If interested, please contact me here.

Here are the cards I have pulled, along with my read.

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We’ve got the Empress, Knight of Wands, Tower- Whoa- that’s a lot of energy for a little three card spread!

I would first like to note that out of three cards, two are Major Arcana.  Major Arcana cards are karmic by nature, and often point to circumstances we have little control over (if any).  However, we do have the power to simply be still and be present.

For the upcoming week, change is in the air.  We can feel it ,smell it, taste it.  Just like the season is changing, we are ripe for change as well.

Jupiter, the planet of luck , growth and expansion has just begun it’s transit through the sign of Libra, which is right where we are right now.  This makes it a very good time to begin to reap what you have sown.  This is particularly true for all of the air signs (Gemini, Libra & Aquarius, but especially Libra).

The first card is the Empress.  She is mother earth, and she is ruled by Venus which also rules the sign of Libra.  I am not surprised she came up first!  The Empress is here to acknowledge the birth of something new.  This could be a pregnancy, yes, but could literally be the birth of anything you are creating.  It is a fertile time in regards to a business, a home, a new child,  a new job, etc.

For the week ahead, notice these ideas, these creations that are trying to take form.  It is a time of harvest and abundance, and it’s time to get busy!!  It’s a lucky time.  Make a plan.  The Empress is also a goddess and as such, she is all about beauty.  Take time to “smell the roses” this week.  Notice all of the ways beauty and abundance surround you already.  Get outside into the fresh air.

In the middle sits the Knight of Wands.  Notice he sits between the Empress and the Tower which are two major cards. The Knight is a lesser energy, but he’s energy nonetheless. This Knight is all about movement.  The Knight of Wands is ruled under the element of Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)  and he takes action.  Sometimes though, his actions are hasty and he can act too impulsively and end up with regrets.  While it is a time of creation and abundance this week, it is also NOT a time to act hastily.  I am looking at the Knight in this spread as a warning to make sure to take your time!  It’s a great time to put forth your plans, but not the right time to charge ahead to the finish line just yet.   Take time to stop and really evaluate where you are wishing to go. If something sounds “too good to be true”, it likely is under the influence of this read for the week ahead.

Lastly, the Tower.  The Tower is also a major card like the Empress.  The Tower is ruled by the planet Mars, which is also a Fire card.  Again, we see a card that indicates sudden movement, and it will often feel out of your control.   I feel quite simply, that the Tower is here to tell you that you may experience an “aha” moment in regards to a major situation in your life.  This “aha” moment has the capability to really change your mindset, your direction, or both!  Some foundations may crack, but this is only happening to award you an opportunity to rebuild something more in alignment with your soul.

My reading /interp for the week ahead: get creative and ride where the current is trying to take you!  Even if all does not go as you had hoped or planned, find the silver lining.  It’s always there!  Get your plans going, write it all down, begin to execute it.  But do not act too hastily or you may end up with a situation that you were not expecting, and you may not like it.  Remember- the tower can crumble- and you may not be ready .  This is not a week for hasty action.  You may be growing increasingly frustrated with your job, a relative, your spouse- any situation in your life- but you must try and ground yourself!  Do not act too impulsively like the Knight in the center of the above spread, or you may end up with a Tower-like situation that you are unprepared for.  😉

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Love & Light,

Lisa