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Tag: seasonal ritual

Getting Witchy With It: Communicating with the Living and the Dead

With all of the cultural and spirit-driven holidays occurring this weekend ranging from the playful to the ritual, it might be meaningful for you to take some time this weekend and think about what you’ve learned and continue to learn from lost loved ones and express gratitude. Whether  or not you celebrate any of the holidays — Halloween, Samhain, All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints Day or Day of the Dead — this weekend is a great half-way point for reflection and meditation on the cycle of life and death. The take-away will inspire you for months to come. I promise you this.

Ask the tough questions: What old way of being needs to die? Where is your weak spot? What habit needs to be broken? What karmic family pattern need to be released? Even though the pattern is not serving you anymore, what have you learned from it?

Ask lost loved ones to help you answer the tough questions and see if you get a response. Meditation is a powerful tool.

Write down the messages you receive on a piece of paper and burn it to symbolically release the old way of being.

Halloween also acts as a social kick-off to a holiday season that will last until the end of this year. As the days get shorter, darker and colder and we prepare for the winter months physically, mentally, and emotionally many of us retreat indoors to be with our community. Keep yourself warm and snug by making meals, talk about favorite family meals from childhood, tell stories from the past, look at old photographs and simply remember days gone by.

November is a strong month for remembering the dead but also communicating with the living. How you communicate will be important at social and family functions.

A tarot card that keeps coming up for many people for the month of November is the Queen of Swords. People who are represented by the Queen of Swords are clear communicators, they think things through, use a direct and strategic approach with their communication and have clear boundaries. Boundaries are so important when it comes to celebrations and social functions. What kind of boundaries do you uphold for yourself at this time?  Remember that it is ok to set time limits around how long you stay at social functions. You can also choose who you interact with and for how long. If there are some social niceties that need to take place, be cordial and stick with the facts during communication and skip the stories that create drama.

Your work? Strive to laugh more and bitch less. Rise above it.

For the month of November, I will be doing tarot readings that tackle tough communication questions with family, friends and coworkers. If you want to learn more about navigating tricky social functions or family/work drama seek me out.

Monday from 6 to 9 at Night Light Lounge

Tuesday from 6 to 9 at Corkscrew Wine Bar

Thursday from 6 to 9 at What’s Upstairs

Fall Equinox 2014: Reflection, Gratitude, Balance, Order and Change

It’s time to take stock, folks. The Fall Equinox is like the red-headed stepchild of seasons, not as fancy as the Winter or Summer Solstice but a chance to take hold and create some real change for yourself in the next six months.

The Fall Equinox brings a special opportunity to address some important questions: What is working in your life? What or who do you need to say goodbye to? How can you slow down and create some balance? What are you grateful for? Who can you say thank you to? How can you de-clutter your life? How do you relax in this world? What dreams can you invoke into being? What do you want to take with you into to the next year? And what do you want to leave behind?

Over the next week, I have some special tasks for you that will assist with creating a peaceful environment.

To restore balance to your world, pay attention to your physical body and your physical space.

To restore balance: you will need to slow way down this week. Sleep, friend, you need sleep. Make a special point to hang out at home not drinking (alcohol or caffeine), not being particularly social. Do the cleaning projects you’ve been putting off because you’ve had a fantastic summer socializing and having fun.

To restore order within: cut down on the excess. Do without this week: no sugar, no caffeine, no alcohol, no coffee, no gluten, no dairy. Get the rest you truly need. If only for a week, shoot for 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Simplify. It’s only for week, right? Focus on eating good quality food and drinking pure water. Go for daily walks. Do some yoga. You NEED this.

To restore order on a social level: invite meaningful interactions into your life and keep any energy depleting people at bay. You will want to thank the people who have helped you over the last six months. Is it possible that you owe some thanks to yourself? Who is going to help restore order and balance on a social level?

To restore order in your environment: you are going to have to clean. I’m serious! You are taking the week off from drinking and socializing, so, why don’t you put a little love and elbow grease into your home? Wash the floors and baseboards (you know your Grandmother told you this is important), clean out the cupboards, wash some delicate things because it’s now or never.

Some cleaning tasks that will restore order: Go through your closets and remove any and all clothes that either don’t fit, have stains that will never come out, or have been worn thread bare or are just faded to the point of no return.

Get rid of anything that has been collecting dust for well over a year, without appreciation. This energy is stagnant, so why not get rid of it? Throw it away, let someone else appreciate it, donate it, create a free box, but let the energy move.

Go through anything that you “collect”, media is perfect. Books, records, clothes, all of that stuff, get rid of anything that is shredded. If you can’t read a book without the binding falling off, or the record skips every song, say goodbye to it.

Now for the fun stuff: what do you want to bring into being? Now is the time to generate a list of what you want to manifest in the next six months. Be as specific as you can!

Curious about how you can make the most of this seasonal change? The significance of the Fall Equinox will be explored at all of my tarot residencies this week and how you can make this special time work for you!

Monday night from 6 till 9 at Night Light Lounge

Tuesday night form 6 till 9 at Corkscrew Wine Bar

Thursday night form 6 till 9 at What’s Upstairs

I hope to see you!

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