Mercury Goes Retrograde – How Not Only to Survive, But to Thrive During the Next 3 Weeks of Mercury Retrograde — Astro Butterfly

Mercury stations and turns retrograde on August 12th, 2017. The retrograde will last for 23 days, until Mercury turns direct again on September 4th. The current Mercury Retrograde cycle is closely linked to the Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st. Gravitating around the Sun, Mercury will turn direct exactly at 28°, which is the […]

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How to clear and deal with negative energy.

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It’s important to remember for those of us that are sensitive or feel a lot of empathy for others to take time to clear your aura, especially if your developing your psychic abilities or working as a psychic, everyone of us has an aura it’s an energy field that surrounds us made up of many layers, it can extend up to 3 ft around us depending on your vibrational frequency.  Sometimes it can become out of balance or we pick up negative energy from the environment around us or people that we read for or come in contact with.

Cleansing your aura is a form of personal healing and spiritual and emotional well being, our aura continuously processes positive and negative information throughout the day about our experiences, by doing meditation, exercise, having a good diet, drinking only moderate alcohol and not smoking are the best ways to look after yourself, being a psychic or reader needs to be a lifestyle choice if you don’t look after yourself you can burn out, become ill or depressed.

I know that sometimes I can go out happy and in a good mood and by the time I get back I can feel heavy headed or negative emotions like anger or sadness sometime I can pick these up from the gym,  this type of environment it does attract people for many different reasons and some of the people there are depressed or have issues they are trying to work through and by going to the gym helps it them feel better which is great, but if you’re an empath like me you can end taking on that energy.  It can also happen in shopping centres, pubs, supermarkets anywhere that a lot of people tend to congregate going about their daily life.

One thing I have noticed over the years and something you should consider when picking a psychic or a reader is that an inexperienced reader or someone just starting out  and often it’s the ones that tend to offer free or cheap readings, (and of course many people will jump at the chance of a freebie!) Just be aware that this person may have taken on a lot of negative energy and not cleared themselves, if you think about it happy people don’t tend to have readings they only come to us when they have a problem and you can end up taking on all that negativity if you are really sensitive.

I have often had to clear after just receiving a message or email from someone let alone a reading, it can be in any form of contact I can pick up on the energy of the person right away, and if they are a sensitive or psychic I know when they don’t clear regularly and I have to then clear myself. Having had a un pleasant experience myself recently after being in contact with a psychic reader (I don’t feel that I should go into details as it may scare some of you) I’m told by my guides that this person wasn’t aware of this negative energy and that it had attach itself to them, although I’m guessing they probably would have eventually wondered why they were feeling off colour. So if you’re of a sensitive nature and you pick a reader because they seem cheap or they offer freebies and you could end feeling worse than you did before the reading.

Firstly trust your instincts and do your home work, check out the reader see how long they have been doing it and don’t fall for the old crap, I have been doing it for years! if they have been doing it for years they don’t offer free readings to everyone, go by recommendation and check out their website they should have a photograph of themselves on their clearly stating who they are, what training they have had  with lots of positive feedback.

Readers do have to start somewhere, if they are practicing or in training they should be honest and open about it. Ask yourself do you feel a connection to this person and do you feel they would give you good advice or are you just after a freebie.

Professional readers work with people day in and day out they know they have to clear and look after themselves in order to connect and give a positive experience.

If you are unfortunate to come into contact with or know that you are going to see someone that’s negative or always complaining then ask for extra protection from your guides, put the white light around you and ground yourself try to limit your time with them and only see them when you feel strong enough to cope with it, maybe ask yourself what value do they have in your life do they just want someone to unload on so they feel better and you end feeling bad. Family is different you may have to see them often or even live with them, then sage your house regularly and place crystals around the room or areas that they sleep or sit. Open the windows let in the fresh air let it blow through to clear the energy.

Here are some ideas you can try if you want to clear negative energy from your home or workplace.

1. Sea salt is commonly used in Feng Shui to get rid of negative energy and to allow a balanced chi to flow inside the home. The sea salt is either used alone or mixed with water and placed in certain areas of the home. Mix 5 – 6 tablespoons of sea salt in a bucket of water and mop the floors with the mixture. Or you can place a small bowl filled with sea salt in each corner of the house which faces the northeast and southwest directions. The bowls of salt should be left in an open space and not placed in a cupboard. It should be replaced every 2 months.

2. Clean rugs, curtains, walls, windows etc.  Every time you clean your home you are removing negative energy. Cleaning your home or workspace will make it lighter and more positive. This is a result of organizing, of ridding yourself of things you no longer need and removing toxic products from your environment. Just opening windows brings in fresh, positive energy.

3. Remove clutter. Things like old magazines and dirty clothes can trap a lot of negative energy in your house. Remove old items you no longer need. Keep coffee tables picked up and clean. Put your laundry in a laundry basket. Wash your dirty dishes and put them away. Negative energy needs objects to hang on to so it can remain around.

4. Loud noises. This is the reason the Chinese love fireworks. Loud noises break up energy patterns and allow them to disperse. Mother Nature does the same thing with the noise of thunder storms.

5. Open windows and let fresh air in and negative energy out.

6. A meditation once or twice a day in your living space will broadcast out a powerful positive vibration, making positive energy more powerful than negative energy. A proper meditation will saturate a space with uplifting energy for several hours.

7. Other space clearing techniques include burning candles, dowsing; smudging with herbs (white sage) or incense; clearing with bells, cymbals and singing bowls; and clearing with chanting. Burn lavender, mint or eucalyptus incense inside every room of the home. These scents will infuse positive energy into the home and will push out anything negative.

8. Rearrange the furniture, again negative energy needs something to “cling to.” Arrange your space with as much wide open space as possible, allowing any negative energy to disperse. But also the act of rearranging will cause this harmful energy to dissipate.

9.  Add living plants. Plants add colour, life, oxygen and positive energy to your home.

10. If all else fails then call in an expert, they will do the clearing for you and pick up on anything else that may be going on, like a un happy resident spirit.

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MANDRAKE ROOT

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CHEMICAL MAGICK

Many describe the Mandrake Root as resembling the human shape of the Male and of the Female and in some cases certain body parts

Using the Mandrake Root will exercise control over the body

The Mandrake Root is most unearthed on Halloween

With the Olde Witches Tale that the Root would scream and bring bad luck to anyone who uproot it from the earth from those who would hunt for the Root in the woods

This came about to keep the greedy hands of illicit vendors and common folk away from it…and the rumor seemed to work out beautifullyThe Mandrake Root is handled with caution some wearing gardening gloves or rubber gloves when using it

Mandrake is Toxic

The Root contains narcotics and hallucinogenic alkaloids

Ingesting large doses can cause delirium and madness

It has a few nic names

Hand of Glory
Devil’s Testicles
Satan’s Apple

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Aquarius Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Energies

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And so, we’re entering the August Eclipse season!

Eclipses always intensify the energies surrounding it, and this one is no different. Especially since it’s the window to the next New Moon in bright and passionate Leo again!

Tomorrow’s Full Moon in Aquarius will be shared with a Lunar Eclipse. This lunar eclipse will be seen all around the world except for the Americas. Even though in some parts of the world, we may not see it, we will certainly FEEL the energy rising and strengthening.

Eclipses usually bring forth unresolved, old or ignored parts of us, that we’ve chosen to leave in the dark (or maybe we’re unaware that they linger in darkness). It’s never really comfortable or fun to look at your shadow side and see it as clear as day. But this happens so we gain more clarity on who we are, who we want to be and…

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A STONE OF THE ‘TWO THAT ARE ONE’ THE YIN-YANG STONE: ZEBRA STONE

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Half black and half white, Zebra Stone is as its name implies – a stone whose rhythmic pattern resembles that of the zebra. Through its own image, this striking stone is all about balance. Like the yin/yang of Chinese philosophy, Zebra Stone also possesses balanced qualities of opposing, yet complementary, forces. When combined, a dynamic equilibrium is reached, and we are then awakened to the prospect of eternity and how it relates to the turn of the Wheel.

It is also known as Zebra Marble, Zebra Jasper, and less often Zebra Agate.

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With black stripes to match its name sake animal, Zebra stone is one of the best stones for pain management. It is used to treat bone, teeth and gum issues, as well as vitamin deficiencies, muscle spasms, and heart palpitations. Zebra stone stimulates physical energy and is a good stone…

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A season, a reason, often it’s a lesson.

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Have you ever thought that you didn’t meet a certain person by chance, that it was meant to happen, for whatever the reason? Sometimes people come into our lives that are not meant to be forever, for some of us it’s a season others it’s a reason and often it’s a lesson. Some of our relationships are rougher than others, but all end up an important part of our life journey.

So, here are 5 types of cosmic connections you may encounter on your journey:

  1. Those meant to awaken us.

These people come into our lives that are meant to stop us in our tracks, they will not allow us to move forward without realising that change is needed, this is where nothing ever seems to go according to plan, often there is always a bigger picture and just we have to wait for it to unfold.

  1. Those who remind us.

Sometimes we come across people who remind us of the path we are supposed to be on, often we get sidetracked and these people often come along temporarily and leave a lasting change inside your heart and soul and put us back on track.

  1. Those that help us grow.

These people are meant to help us grow as a person, they teach us things and lessons sometimes painful ones, and more than likely ones we would not have chosen or been able to do on our own, everything gets better with time, often it’s not what we get thrown at us, its how we deal with what we get, that makes us grow.

  1. Those that hold space for us.

There are people who come into our life who are meant to hold space for us. They make small talk and most of the time we don’t even get their names. This could be a stranger on a bus or even a worker in a coffee shop they show compassion and make us feel better and that there are nice people out there. I call these people earth angels they just show up at the right time, when we need a bit of kindness.

  1. Those that stay

One day when we are ready the Universe will give us someone special who will stay with us forever, someone who is our fate part or our life plan.  We  will encounter many people who stay, lasting friendships and close family but that one person that we all long for, is our soul mate that one person that just seems to make everything better.

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Clear quartz, the witches favourite.

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Witches, if you are only going to have one crystal, then this is a must have. Quartz is one of the most versatile of crystals, and it is able to do just about everything you need. It boosts the powers of other crystals, focuses and directs energy, especially quartz points, and can be used for protection balancing, meditation, and dispelling negative energy.

All witches have a wand, although traditionally a wand is associated with wood rather than crystal, a crystal can be equally effective in directing the energy of the caster. Long pieces of quartz can be used to define the circle or simply to direct will when working.

We have to cleanse our crystals and there are many ways to charge them, by using moon water, moon light, even burying in the earth, one of the simplest ways is to leave crystals to charge on a bed or inside a geode of quartz, I do this often to the ones that I wear. Quartz is a charging crystal that rejuvenates your other crystals and leaves them cleansed and charged.

Quartz has protective properties and can be worn close to the body either in the form of jewellery or in a pocket or bra to protect the wearer. It can also be placed around the home for protection to your property.

Quartz can be used in a ritual, it can be worn as jewellery, sewn into ritual robes or even attached to magical tools, it helps channel the energy and is used for protection, to keep negativity out and enhance the safety of the circle and the participants.

For psychic dreams, if you place this crystal beneath your pillow, the quartz can assist you to have dreams of a prophetic nature.

During healing, quartz can be moved over the body this helps to heal any weak patches in the aura and restores energy.  When using quartz to heal remember to cleanse your stones after using as they will pick up any residue of negativity clinging to the aura.

Infused your crystal in water, ideally its best left overnight in the full moon. The water can then be used for cleansing your magic tools, and for home or work clearings and blessings.

Lastly, probably the most widely known use of clear quartz is the crystal ball. A crystal ball is used for divination, some seers see a physical image in the crystal and others use the surface to rest and clear their mind and allow them to either see images in their mind’s eye or to enable knowledge to come forward, this can take a lot of patience and practice as my development circle tribe will tell you.

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Moon Child

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Knowing which moon phase we are currently in can help us to arrange and run our lives more smoothly. Below is an introduction to the Moon Phases giving an insight into which is the best phase to do things in our day to day lives to help achieve the best result.

The New Moon

The New Moon, can be seen as a symbol of new beginnings, it is a good time to start new work projects and build new relationships, a time for new challenges and new cycles. This is not a time to analyze but to allow things to grow and flourish. Any new starts at this time will grow and develop. Our energy levels are usually high at this time.

The Crescent Moon

The Crescent Moon, can be seen as a time of transition when we become aware that although we are still influenced by the past, it is over and the promise of the future is yet to be revealed. There are things from the past that we may have to lay to rest before moving forwards to fulfil our hopes and dreams. You may find that this is a good time to open up and talk.

First Quarter Moon

The First Quarter Moon, is a time when things are starting to come to a peak you may feel a slight irritation but this is just due to the need to sort things out, as yet you may not know what needs sorting. Step back and assess things objectively. It’s a time for looking at ideas and searching for solutions to any problems that may have arisen. This can prove to be a very sensitive time, but can also bring you the courage needed to help you to move forward.

Gibbous Moon

The Gibbous Moon, is a good time to devote ourselves to that which has great meaning to us. We are able to use our mental abilities which are very clear during this time. You may have truly brilliant discoveries or ideas and can look clearly at what you have already accomplished. Due to our heightened energy levels we are able to give more of ourselves.

Full Moon

The Full Moon, often during this time we are able to see ourselves clearly and any hidden tensions within are revealed. We are able to see both sides of any issue and we are able to work on any imbalances. This is an excellent time to meditate in relation to any personal issues that may be concerning you. A time for acknowledgments and answers to things that may have been hidden from view until now. It is also a good time for romance and fertility.

Disseminating Moon

The Disseminating Moon, this is often when we are aware of what we have already learned and we have probably have learned our lessons well. It is a time to take any social obligations sincerely. You may feel strongly that you want to pass on those hard learned lessons.  At this time you may wish to share your knowledge and wisdom with others.

Last Quarter Moon

The Last Quarter Moon, is a time when all aspects of our lives that need balancing are magnified, a time to tie up those loose ends, and a time of conscious action. You  have the ability to choose how to act or react and you are in charge of the outcome of any difficult situations. It is up to us whether we act or not.

Balsamic Moon

The Balsamic Moon, is a time to reap what you have sown. If you have learned those lessons then you are now able to move on. This is a time of karma, this is when the outcome, is out of our hands and we have to accept the decisions we have made previously. This is a good time to let go of the past and get ready to move on.

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The Signs You Might Be A Witch

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The word witch is often associated with images of an old woman with warts and a large nose who’s into evil or scaring children. In the Wizard of Oz or other mythology, the witch was either good or bad but never both but these images and stereotypes are outdated and already in the midst of a makeover.

The way I see it, the new version of the witch is much different. She (though could be a he, for the purpose of this article I use feminine pronouns) works for the light and the dark and oscillates between being a loving mother and a wild lover. She has the beauty/power of the seductress and the brains/wisdom of the crone and knows when to use which. She is both the Earthy warrior goddess and the mysterious cosmic communicator.

I want to be this woman. And, as my latest issue of the magazine The…

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Seven Stones for Summoning Spirits

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Spirits and witches go together like sunlight and solar panels. The ability to work with them effectively can make or break our magic, but developing a relationship with the other side doesn’t always come easy for everyone. Witches can work with the potent energies found in crystals, gemstones, and minerals to help them cross the hedge and build a better practice. This is my list of the seven stones (okay, there are actually thirteen on the list) that you should be working with if you are looking to boost your psychic abilities, make contact with spirits of all kinds, and travel the planes of existence.

1. Labradorite
A beautiful and highly prized stone known for aiding in manifestation, astral travel, dream work, and protection. The Inuit people believed that Labradorite was formed when the Northern Lights got trapped in ice. Labradorite is called, “The Temple of Stars” by some…

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