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What's In Spencer Pratt's Spiritual Tool Kit?

What’s In Spencer Pratt’s Spiritual Tool Kit?

By Mark Shrayber

On December 17, 2020

In Crystals, Spencer pratt, Spirit

What's In Spencer Pratt's Spiritual Tool Kit?

Welcome to “What’s in Your Spiritual Tool Kit,” a new series where we talk to notable lovers of all things ~mystical~ to find out the tools they use to stay grounded. First up: The Hills’ star, famed crystal lover Spencer Pratt!

You know Spencer Pratt as the iconic “villain” of The Hills. Or perhaps you’ve seen him on Celebrity Big Brother. Or I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here. Or one of the other multitudes of shows that he and his wife—Heidi Pratt (nee Montag)—have appeared on.

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Here are some more things you should know about Spencer: He’s a devoted father, a huge fan of all things hummingbirds, and crystals have changed his life. That’s right: The guy who brought you all the drama on reality TV now swears by the healing power of precious gems—he even sells his own collection!

We caught up with Spencer to talk about how he got into crystals, how he uses them in the bedroom, and which crystals he carried with him as he was shooting MTV’s current reboot of The Hills.

 

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How’d you get into crystals?

I got into crystals a few years back when Heidi had a surgical procedure or two…maybe more. The pain killers were not working, and it was horrible watching her be in pain all night long, so I started researching alternative healing methods.

I came upon crystals, and I read about Sugilite, which people can hold while they sleep to get rid of nightmares and have really good sleep. I went and bought like a 15 thousand dollar chunk of it, because at the time I thought I was Tom Cruise. I  certainly spent like I was.

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She held it all through the night, finally slept, and said it was the most magical thing ever. I don’t think it’s physically possible to fake your brain out of that much pain. I don’t know if it was the placebo effect, but it  helped the person I loved most so I was all in. I turned into dang Harry Potter for a good couple years. I went a little too deep. Crystals have really changed my life, though.

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How do you get too deep into crystals?

When you take a crystal wand everywhere you go and you build portals before you enter a room, and you block people’s energy with your wand, yeah, you’re a little deep.

It’s a little better now. Obviously, I still believe crystals have energy levels, especially because I have my own crystal collection, but to me the brand is this: Beauty is energy and I find so much beauty in the crystals. And that creates energy and healing regardless of whether you can tune into the crystal’s actual energy. They’re for everyone.

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What crystals do you always carry with you?

I try to always have Moldavite on me. Recently I’ve been carrying aquamarine, and I always try to have Kunzite on me.

Moldavite has proven to work in psychic protection. When  I did Celebrity Big Brother, I didn’t wear any Moldavite and I was attacked by the housemates in all of my dreams, crazy dark stories. When I came back to do All-Stars, I made sure to wear Moldavite on a chain 24/7. I slept like a freaking angelic little baby.

Kunzite helps with self-love and reminds me to  just always be aware of being a loving entity and energy. Aquamarine makes you feel calm,  gives you courage, and helps you with self-expression. I need a lot of that when I’m shooting.

What crystal would you take into a crisis?

If it’s a crisis where I need protection, Black Tourmaline. But if it’s a crisis where I’m supposed to be a positive force in the situation—Amethyst or Ametrine. Ametrine is Amethyst with citrine so that could bring in more support and a feeling of abundance to the situation.

Do you use any crystals  ~*~ in the bedroom ~*~?

Next to the bed we have two Hawaiian Amethysts. I have 14 Ametrine floaters on my bedside table. And we don’t use any of those crystal eggs in Heidi’s vagina or whatever. She just looked at me weird, but it’s a thing. And it’s actually very bad for you, so you shouldn’t do it. I don’t care what Gwyneth says.

I’ve been told not to have anything but Rose Quartz by my bed, because it’s pure love. I know I’m breaking the rules here, but I  think Amethyst is more helpful with healing and balancing. We had Rose Quartz by our bed for eight years and we just recently switched it to the bathtub. Heidi says we should probably switch back.

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Which crystal makes you happiest?

Whichever is my newest. Right now it’s smoky Amethyst Elestial Scepter from Zimbabwe, from the Shangaan tribe. It makes me feel like I’m on the right path. Actually, I also love Smoky Elestial Quartz, I have one that looks like a tiger shark in the way it’s striped — and I just feel like a tiger shark moving through the water. It makes me feel strong.

What crystal are you taking back on The Hills with you?

It’s Moldavite all the way. Gotta stop those psychic attacks before they start.

Does your son (Gunner) wear any crystals yet?

Gunner’s mommy doesn’t let him wear too many crystals because she’s worried that he’ll swallow them but I would say he loves to play with citrine the most since he loves wealth.

You know what? Gunner’s just a big crystal himself.  Can I say what’s my favorite crystal? it’s Gunner. He keeps me grounded, he keeps me protected, he’s a miracle.

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The Most Powerful Crystals for Your Zodiac Sign

The Most Powerful Crystals for Your Zodiac Sign

By Horoscope.com

On December 14, 2020

In Horoscope, Sign, Spirit

The Most Powerful Crystals for Your Zodiac Sign

Pretty and powerful, crystals are key accessories to help you tap and harness your intuition, as well as tune into your soul. And while different crystals have different properties—rose quartz can help dissolve painful romantic memories, for instance, and citrine can help attract positive thoughts—some crystals are especially attuned to certain astrological signs.

Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, crystal experts and co-founders of Energy Muse and co-authors of Crystal Muse, Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You, break down the best crystals for your zodiac sign. For the maximum benefit, read for both your sun and rising sign, suggest Askinosie. Whether you wear them, keep one by your bed, or have a few in your purse, these gems will certainly help your soul sparkle.

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Best Crystals for Aries

Some of the best crystals for Aries to connect with are carnelian, citrine, and garnet. Carnelian is known to complement your inner voice and give you the confidence to counteract self-doubt. Citrine is useful for manifesting your dreams and securely promoting your intentions. Garnet enhances your energy, sending high vibrations throughout your body, which increases your endurance and ensures you reach your highest potential during any type of performance.

Carnelian Crystal Bracelet, $15

Best Crystals for Taurus

Peridot instills positive power for Taurus and will lead you to be more courageous and trust your instincts. Carnelian also energizes you to move forward when you’re caught up in a sticky situation. And pyrite, another wonderful stone for Taurus, is said to bestow an abundance of blessings in favor of your hard work and perseverance.

Pyrite Cube, $14

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Best Crystals for Gemini

Jade removes negativity and replaces it with peace and restores balance into your physical, emotional, and intellectual body dear Gemini. Rutilated quartz is unique in its ability to connect you to your highest spiritual state, while carnelian promotes joy and personal power. Together, these crystals work in tandem to enrich your life with new knowledge and everlasting wisdom.

Rutilated Quartz Prism, $15

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Best Crystals for Cancer

Moonstone, as the name suggests, is connected directly to the moon and harnesses its energy. When Cancer connects to moonstone, you call upon your free spirit to carry you through your journey. Red jasper is very beneficial for building your stamina, helping you overcome adversity and to be a stable support system for your loved ones. Abalone shell connects you to the changing tides and emotions of the sea, which makes you more perceptive to what others are feeling.

Moonstone Dowser Pendulum, $10

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Best Crystals for Leo

Garnet can ignite your inner fire and fuel your passions Leo. Tiger’s eye, charged by the sun, can support your soul’s evolution as you grow older and wiser each day. Any project you take on can be supported with carnelian, which strengthens your personal power and stimulates your creative thinking.

Tiger’s Eye Gemstone Ball, $23

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Best Crystals for Virgo

A negative characteristics for Virgo? You tend to be less inclined to open your heart to others. Connecting to a supreme nurturer, like red jasper, grounds you and keeps you centered. Another way to balance your chakras is through kyanite, which is believed to bring energetic protection to help you go beyond your comfort zone. Once you gain enough courage to open your heart to something or someone new, jade is said to bring abundance and prosperity, while simultaneously getting you back in touch with nature and keeping you down to earth.

Red Jasper Obelisk Tower, $14

Best Crystals for Libra

You can be guilty of indecisiveness, dear Libra, since you tend to weigh and consider all factors of a situation, which stalls your decision-making process. To counteract this weakness, connect with lapis lazuli for confident decision making. Additionally, citrine can promote your optimism and balance your yin and yang energies. It will help you feel confident in the choices you make. For even more security in your decision making, labradorite can help clear and protect your entire aura.

Lapis Lazuli Tumbled Rock, $6

Best Crystals for Scorpio

In times of anger, citrine, malachite, and amethyst can restore your peaceful tranquility Scorpio. Citrine is powerful at invoking feelings of happiness, joy, and serenity, by infusing you with its light. Malachite, a powerful Scorpio birthstone, transforms negative energy into positive vibrations to facilitate emotional healing. For the ultimate aura clearing treatment, amethyst can open your crown chakra to bring you peace of mind.

Citrine Healing Crystal, $6

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Best Crystals for Sagittarius

You are constantly searching for new adventures to take you for another ride Sagittarius; therefore, bronzite can act as a powerful catalyst for change in your life. Citrine can help reconnect you with your inner self, enabling you to stay true to who you are deep down inside your soul. No matter what challenge you face next, turquoise can help enhance your natural intuition, providing you with just the right amount of guidance to see you through to the end.

Bronzite Necklace, $11

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Best Crystals for Capricorn

If you are interested in working toward your heavenly self, azurite can help stimulate your divinity Capricorn. Another way to practice what you preach is through an energetic cleanse, which can open your heart and encourage acceptance of others. You can perform an energetic cleanse with peridot, which helps remove envious feelings to ultimately aid your relationships. Finally, when interested in extracting energy blockages throughout your chakras, garnet, your birthstone, is known to rejuvenate your spirit, implementing serene vibrations.

Azurite Palm Stone, $22

Best Crystals for Aquarius

When conflicts arise, Aquarius, aquamarine can be used to strengthen your ideals of community and help enable you to practice forgiveness. At times when you feel hurt or betrayed by those close to you, yellow jasper can heal wounds that still burden your mind. Connect to your birthstone, amethyst, at the end of this healing process to bring your mind, body, and spirit back into balance.

Aquamarine Crystal Point, $35

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Best Crystals for Pisces

Aquamarine, your Pisces birthstone, can bring you insight, especially when you are questioning your own intuition. It can also unveil underlying emotions you may be harboring toward others, or even yourself. Connect to chrysocolla to help soothe a broken heart as well as help you work through your feelings and express them clearly in each of your relationships. When you are in need of a spiritual revival, amethyst can calm you down and bring a pleasurable sense of relaxation.

Chrysocolla Crystal Egg, $14

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3 Rituals That Immediately Send Good Vibes Your Way

3 Rituals That Immediately Send Good Vibes Your Way

By Gala Darling

On December 7, 2020

In Astrology, Magic, Spirit

3 Rituals That Immediately Send Good Vibes Your Way

One of the most wonderful things about magic is that it can be done anywhere, at any time. You don’t need to be wearing a special cloak, dancing around a bubbling cauldron … even though that image is very evocative! You can harness your power with your back pressed against a bathroom stall, as you rock gently within a subway car, or before you drift off to sleep.

While we all want to manifest big love, plenty of cash, and a life full of adventure, sometimes we just need a little hit of magic: Something to make us feel better on a day-to-day basis. Here are three simple rituals that I practice every week to stay positive, confident, and centered. Try them, and watch magic happen in your life!

Energy Protection Ritual

How to do it: It’s all about creating a vision! There are many variations, but here are two of my favorite ways to do it. The first technique is calling “zipping up,” where you imagine a huge zipper that starts at your pelvis and runs all the way up to the top of your head. All you need to do is visualize closing that zipper, and thereby sealing in all your goodness!

What it does: Protecting your energy is a way of keeping other people’s psychic gunk off you. You know how sometimes you walk into a room and feel like you’re absorbing someone else’s bad vibes? You’re not imagining that! When you protect your energy, it means you get to contain all positivity… and you won’t pick up anyone else’s unhappy mood.

When to do it: It’s best before you leave the house for the day, although you can repeat it throughout the day, whenever you’re feeling drained.

The second technique involves seeing yourself inside a sphere. Some people like to visualize themselves inside a big pink bubble, but I like to see myself in a huge disco ball, through which only positive energy can penetrate (and all negativity, jealousy, and bad vibes get bounced back out!).

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Confidence-Boosting Ritual

How to do it: Take a piece of carnelian and charge it under the light of the full moon. As you place it on your windowsill, set the intention that this stone reawakens your power to move confidently in any situation, fires up your vitality, and fills you with positive energy. After you let it charge up for a night, you can use it whenever you want to! Keep it in your pocket during interviews, place it on your desk, and rub it whenever you need a little extra boost!

What it does: Infusing the crystal carnelian with intention will keep you focused and confident, no matter who you come up against. It’s so easy to lose your nerve when you’re in a high-stakes moment, but with the help of this stone, you can move ahead confidently, no matter what.

When to do it: Initially on a full moon. Then, any time you’re heading into a situation where you want to be your best self.

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Meditation Ritual

How to do it: Go outside! If you can find a grassy area and take your shoes off, so much the better, but this isn’t essential. Find a quiet spot and stand with your feet apart, tip your head back and close your eyes. Imagine a huge cord dropping down from your root chakra and going into the ground, going down so deeply that it hits the core of the earth. I like to envision my cord wrapping around the core a few times so I know it’s really secure. Then, visualize expanding the cord and widening it so that it becomes like a beautiful cosmic garbage chute, and watch as all the anger, sadness, rage, and confused energy flows down it and into the core of the earth. When you feel like you’ve let it go, you can blow up the cord (in your mind, of course!) and then visualize the sun filling your body with golden light. You can take as long as you want to do this—sometimes it’s lovely to take a couple of minutes, but it can also be done in a pinch if you’ve got somewhere to be!

What it does: This super-simple meditation technique is one of the best ways I know to truly chill out. Instead of stewing in your own head or feeling gripped by anxiety, you instead, choose to connect with the earth and allow your negative energy to drain down into it.

When to do it: Any time you’re feeling stressed, overworked, frustrated, angry, or overwhelmed.

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What Is a Sound Bath? What You Need to Know About Sound Healing and Therapy

What Is a Sound Bath? What You Need to Know About Sound Healing and Therapy

By Jennifer Billock

On November 27, 2020

In Spirit, Wellness

What Is a Sound Bath? What You Need to Know About Sound Healing and Therapy

When I was younger, my uncle gifted me a Tibetan singing bowl. At first, I had no idea what it was. (I thought it was a mortar and pestle!) But I soon discovered that with just a flick of my wrist, I could make the most calming, vibrational tone, thanks to the seven metals used to create the bowl. And with that same flick, I could sit in the sound and feel all my stress melt away with its fulfilling vibrations.

I didn’t know it at the time, but I was essentially giving myself a sound bath—a meditation technique used throughout history to enhance wellness.

Sound Bath: What Is It?

Essentially, it’s a guided meditation enhanced by sounds from sacred instruments. Participants relax, fall into a meditative state via the deep vibrations elicited from the bowls, and this is said to bring healing on multiple emotional and physical levels.

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At least, that’s what healers like Lee Ann Dzelzkalns, owner of Syinthesis Sound Healing Center in Glendale, Wisconsin, hope to bring to every person through sound baths. “[We try to] elicit sacred sounds to encourage one to relax the physical body, calm the emotional body, and get the mind to a more serene state,” she said. “We’re trying to offer people an experience that guides them to open what’s been closed and balance what’s been imbalanced, to bring them back into a place of inner harmony.”

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But it’s not just healers who love sound baths. The practice has recently become so popular that even celebrities like Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Kendall Jenner, and Gwyneth Paltrow participate in them regularly.

Science backs up the practice, too; among others, a 2017 study in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine specifically explored the effects of Tibetan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, gongs, Ting-shas (tiny cymbals), dorges (bells), and other small bells on mood, tension, and wellbeing. Of 62 participants, every single one of them benefited from an hour of meditation with the instruments. All of them felt significantly less depressed, fatigued, angry, and tense than before the meditation. In fact, participants who went into the study blind—meaning they didn’t know what sound baths were—had even more powerful results than those who knew about it already.

The History of Sound Healing

Sound baths may seem like a relatively new fad, but they’ve actually been used as a healing method for centuries. Since the beginning of recorded history, each culture has had its own sacred sound—be it a drum, a gong, a didgeridoo, a singing bowl, or something else. But Dzelzkalns says the origin of sound bathing as we know it dates back to Greek philosopher, Pythagoras.

“He was working with his patients using sound, and he discovered there was something happening more than physical healing and relaxation in the body,” she said. “His patients were actually feeling their entire wellbeing shifting physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.”

He noted that when patients were bathed in sound, they had a sort of “soul adjustment” which brought them more in tune with the earth and themselves. The vibrations from sound were then used for everything from curing indigestion to helping people sleep.

Moving forward thousands of years later, scientists in the 1800s set out to prove correlation between music and health by producing a bevy of studies showing a positive relationship between the two. Since then, sound baths languished in the background as a new age, hippy practice—until the past few years when it started to gain steam again. Modern practitioners surmise the rise in popularity is thanks to a desire to disconnect from everything. It’s essentially a way to check out of our technology-fueled lives and relax (and even experience something transformational) for a short time.

The Different Types of Sound Therapy and Why It Works

When we listen to sound, like a big prolonged bang of a gong, we can feel the vibrations—like being at a concert and feeling the bass pulse through your body. What happens is that those vibrations commingle with the vibrations of our own bodies, which then helps bring us back to center.

“We each have our own healthy frequency, but when our frequency becomes altered, that part of our body vibrates out of harmony,” Dzelzkalns said. “As a result, dis-ease, or disease, is initiated.”

Sound bathing brings our bodies back into alignment. The sound waves from each instrument played penetrate our auras and enter the chakra points (by the way, are your chakras balanced?), from there further refining their path into our nervous system, bloodstream, and cellular structure. And that’s where the real magic happens.

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Every instrument used in sound bathing serves a different purpose. Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, for example, are grounding and good for meditation. Depending on the bowl, they resonate with the heart chakra down to the lower parts of the body. Tibetan bells resonate up in head centers and can help ease congestion. For a deeper, primal sound, gongs and Durga-style drums have that guttural feeling and help break up deep-seated energy that may be weighing you down.

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Gongs in particular come in all sorts of styles for different purposes—Jupiter gongs are expansive and leave you feeling lighter; Venus and Moon gongs are gentle and soft to help you drift into meditation. Tubular chimes are similar; all different sizes are used in sound bathing.

So, in essence, for each situation, a specific instrument is needed. For instance, there are specific times (such as treating a person dealing with grief) that Dzelzkalns will use her Pythagorean monochord table—a flat surface for someone to lay on with guitar-like strings underneath.

What Are the Benefits of a Sound Bath?

The main goal of a sound bath is a return to a harmonic state with inner balance and peace of mind. But people who regularly sound bathe report all sorts of other benefits as well: slower heart rate, lower blood pressure, lessened anxiety, decreased stress, heightened mental clarity, increased energy, heightened awareness, and more.

“People come in here feeling stressed and discombobulated,” Dzelzkalns said. “After just an hour of a sound healing journey, they feel a sense of recalibration, reharmonization, and restabilization of self.”

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In fact, the meditation can get so deep and intense sometimes that people will physically jump or shout without knowing it. These small body jerks and emotional vocalizations are completely normal, though. It happens when you’ve been so tense and suddenly relax, to the point that all your emotional attachments just start to drift away.

Most people leave a sound bathing session feeling relaxed, or shifted in some way. Some do get nauseous or dizzy afterwards, though, or feel like they should confront some emotional trauma that unearthed itself through the process. If that happens, it’s good to seek out a therapist and fully resolve the issue. Any physical discomfort will fade soon after the soundbath—and will likely become less frequent if the practice is kept up.

“If you can maintain a regularity with coming to a sound bath, a sound journey, or going on the sound table, that’s going to help you keep your energetic body, your subtle body, harmonically happy and humming,” Dzelzkalns said.

How Much Does a Sound Bath Cost? And Where Do You Get One? 

The cost to bathe yourself in sound varies wildly based on the experience. While Dzelzkalns charges $150 for her 90-minute, private sound healing journeys, her group journeys start at just $25. Other sound bath sessions can start as low as $10 for a half hour with a gong, or up to $250 for a one-hour session at the super deluxe Integratron in the Mojave Desert.

If you can’t afford a session or don’t have the time, even 15 minutes of a sacred sound from one of the instruments will help ground you. In a pinch, you can watch a sound healing video on YouTube, or you can purchase your own meditation bowl! If you’re looking to buy, here are a couple great options to start with:

Perfect Pitch Quartz Singing Bowl

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Perfect Pitch Frosted Quartz Singing Bowl, $99.99 

Reehut Tibetan Meditation Singing Bowl

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Reehut Tibetan Meditation Singing Bowl, $16.99

TOPFUND Singing Bowls, Set of 7, 8-12 inch

topfund singing bowls

TOPFUND Singing Bowls, Set of 7, 8-12 inch, $629.99

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5 Crystals to Help You Win at Work

5 Crystals to Help You Win at Work

By Simone Paget

On November 17, 2020

In Crystals, Spirit, Work

5 Crystals to Help You Win at Work

A few months ago, I found myself completely overwhelmed with a writing project I’d agreed to take on. Following through would mean accomplishing a huge personal goal, but when I sat down in front of my computer, I couldn’t focus, and I was riddled with anxiety and self-doubt. I was looking for a way to recenter my energy and get the creative juices flowing—and I knew my usual strategy (guzzling half a pot of dark roast and hoping for the best) wasn’t going to work this time.

Enter: crystal medicine

I’ve used crystals to help me get over a breakup and for insomnia, but I’ve never incorporated them into my creative process. But, “there are so many stones that you can use for work space,” says Courtney Taylor, a psychic clairvoyant and energy healer who frequently prescribes crystals to her clients.

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After speaking with Taylor, I was prescribed two different crystals. I started wearing them daily. While I didn’t notice a dramatic change initially, feeling them against my skin was a reminder to focus my energy on the task at hand. A week into wearing the stones, I started to notice a shift in my energy and more opportunities flowing my way.

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As Taylor explains, within the crystal universe there are “manifestation stones” that will help you get what you want. So, whether you’re hoping to make a move up the corporate ladder, tap into your inner confidence or simply manifest more abundance in your life, here are a few crystals to try.

Citrine

“This is always the first stone I give people when they’re wanting to change jobs, get a promotion or get more money,” says Taylor. In my case, wearing citrine has helped me shift my energy around money from a place of lack to a more positive space. Taylor says this is common. “It is a growth stone. It’s a manifestation stone. It’s an abundance stone. It’s really good to help purify and center you. It also helps identify which areas you need to work on. It will get there. It carries through.”

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Aventurine

Known for its gorgeous green hue, aventurine is another manifestation stone. If your current work situation is getting you down or you find negative self-talk is hurting your confidence, wearing some aventurine can help. As Taylor explains, “aventurine works more on the emotional side and keeps us in a place where we’re optimistic. It’s a healing stone and very gentle. It also creates balance.” Because aventurine is connected to the solar plexus, it can also help boost our confidence and self-esteem.

Taylor says that it’s especially great for work because, “it also helps keep us in a positive energy space while trusting what’s going to come.” So, if you’re angling for a promotion or your next big gig, “it’s a stone that keeps you out of your negative thought patterns.”

Taylor says it also pairs really well with citrine, “because you’re manifesting but you’re also being realistic.”

Pyrite

Also known as “fool’s gold,” this ultra sparkly stone is perfect for those times when you want to keep your mind clear and your eyes on the prize. “This is really good at giving you clarity, optimism. It has a very bright energy and is very flashy so it gives you the feeling of ‘I can do anything, I can take on anything,’” says Taylor. However, because Pyrite tends to come in a larger cluster, “this is one that I don’t recommend you wear but instead keep in the house.”

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Jade

Looking to get that raise or double your business profits? Jade is your lucky charm. Taylor says, “this one is all about money.” While jade will definitely help you manifest more money in your life, it’s connected to your heart chakra which means it will also help keep you, “from holding yourself back and delaying living up to your full potential,” she says. A gentle, pick me up stone; jade will remind you good things are coming into your life.

Iolite

Want to kickstart the creative process? Just add Iolite. This stone is connected to the seven laws of attraction and really powerful when it comes to tapping into your imagination and bringing visions to life. “It helps get you into a very visionary state. I love this one for people who are in the arts and media—anyone who is in a creative space, Iolite helps bring you to that creative space,” says Taylor.

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Iolite is also connected to your third eye. Because of this, it’s a helpful crystal for the manifestation process because it allows you to take ideas and project them forward. It’s a good stone to use when you’re building your own intuition. As Taylor explains, this is the perfect stone to use when you want to send a message to the universe that, “I want things and I’m going to get them.”

As Taylor reminds us, “many of these stones are manifestation stones for the career space. They will help you set your desires, manifest money and project forward to get there.” However, because crystals are a form of energy medicine, people react differently to every stone. “I like giving different ones because our body gets used to wearing certain stones and the energy needs to be changed up every now and then,” says Taylor. Start by experimenting with one or two stones and go from there.

Simone Paget is a freelance writer based on the West Coast of Canada. She’s a nationally syndicated sex and relationship columnist for the Toronto Sun and the author of the blog SkinnyDip.ca. Her work has appeared in/on publications such as the Washington Post, Elle Canada, Food Network, Reader’s Digest Best Health and The Toronto Star. 

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Are Pet Psychics Real? I Tried One and I'm Legit Convinced for Life

Are Pet Psychics Real? I Tried One and I’m Legit Convinced for Life

By kbutler

On November 5, 2020

In Spirit

Are Pet Psychics Real? I Tried One and I'm Legit Convinced for Life

What dog owner hasn’t looked at their pet and wondered what exactly is going in their head? As a bit of a helicopter dog mom (I fully admit it), I’ve often wished that I could get a bit more intel about what my three-year-old rat terrier, Sonny, is thinking. Does he hate getting dropped off at doggie day care? Does he spend the day sad while my husband and I are at work?

That’s why, when a pet psychic named Constance Frankenberg reached out to me via a work contact to offer a reading for my dog, I jumped at the chance. Of course, I mostly believed it was for fun, but if I got a bit of legit pup insight, that wouldn’t hurt, either.

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The Pet Psychic Reading Process

Since Constance lived far from where I live in New Jersey, we went with a virtual reading. I snapped a photo of my dog where his eyes were clearly visible and then came up with a list of questions for my pet with the help of my husband. We came up with questions that ranged from how our dog would feel if we got another pet to if he had any health concerns we should know about. I joked about whether or not Sonny’s “voice” had a Jersey accent too, then shot the questions off into cyberspace.

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The Psychic Reading We Received for Sonny, Our Rat Terrier

During the next morning’s commute, I was surprised to see, I had an email with all the answers to my questions. And as I read through Constance’s responses, my mouth fell open.

One of the first questions we asked Constance was if Sonny liked his dog walker. Constance described both our wavy-haired male walker and our blonde female walker physically and maintained that our dog liked the latter better (which to be honest, I had always suspected). “She is more attentive and he feels more special,” she said.

Regarding Sonny’s health concerns, the psychic also detailed quirks about my dog that no amount of Googling could have uncovered: like how he has a bit of myopia and has a hard time judging distance or seeing objects, and how he likes to graze rather than eat his food quickly to avoid tummy troubles.

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I was amused to read that Sonny communicated that he would be okay if we got another dog or had a child. The psychic also gave serious warnings of his real fears, warning us to never punish him by locking him in a dark room (which obviously I would never do, but it broke my heart thinking about the trauma he had dealt with before we rescued him.)

Finally, Constance said Sonny had a warning for me to be careful when I walked near busy roads. She wrote, “What worries him most is when you are not home and he does not know where you are and he makes a strong point that he does not want you texting or on the phone when you are walking him or driving someplace on a busy road or freeway that you regularly travel.”

It made the hair on my arm stand on end. After a serious collision of my own and losing a close friend who was hit crossing the street, car accidents are one of my biggest fears. 

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My Thoughts on Pet Psychics Now

I know pet psychics sound kooky, spammy, and weird. But at the end of the day, what initially started out as a fun exercise, turned into a deeper moment to reflect on all the ways my first dog and I take care of each other.

Getting to “connect” with Sonny gave me a fuller understanding of how to make him feel safe, loved and happy. And really, that’s the least I could do for all the endless tail wags, face licks, and puppy cuddles he’s given me.

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Color Magic: The Ultimate Guide to Color Meanings and Everyday Uses

Color Magic: The Ultimate Guide to Color Meanings and Everyday Uses

By Ellen Ricks

On October 21, 2020

In Color, Magic, Spirit

Color Magic: The Ultimate Guide to Color Meanings and Everyday Uses

Color holds certain powers in our society. A bride wears white on her wedding day, a grieving family wears black to a funeral, red doors are supposed to bring good luck, and a red dress may just give you the spice you need on a first date. What started as cultural norm has weaved itself into our personal lives. But did you know that each color has a magical property? Welcome to color magic, my friends.

What Is Color Magic?

Color magic is about using special color energies in order to manifest certain things you want in life. Similar to the herbs or crystals you use in your witchcraft, using certain colors can bring forth the properties you wish to manifest, like wealth or confidence.

Some witches use color magic by using certain colored candles, flowers, or crystals for their spell work. But you can use color magic in your daily life, just by doing some simple things. For instance, if you’ve ever dressed in a certain color before a big job interview or decorated your room a certain specific color, then you’ve already had some experience with color magic.

Here are some simple ways to incorporate color into your everyday life.

Color Meanings & Symbolism

Black — Protection

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Symbolizes: Protection

When most people think of black, they tend to associate it with death. Actually, black focuses more on safety and protection than dying. In all things, black represents grounding, strength, and wards against negativity.

Everyday Uses: Wear a black jacket out to protect you, hang black curtains on your windows to ward off negative energies, welcome a black house cat to dispel demons, sleep in black sheets to block bad dreams, or wear black sunglasses to block out the haters.

Black Crystals: Black tourmaline, black obsidian

White — Peace and Balance

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Symbolizes: Peace and balance

It’s no surprise that love symbolizes purity and unity (I mean, the whole white wedding thing), but white also symbolizes cleansing, peace, balance, truth, forgiveness, and acceptance.

Everyday Uses: Use a white diffuser when doing a cleanse of your space, try out a white yoga mat for balance, buy white Lillies, light white candles, keep a clear quartz crystal on your office desk, or wear white PJs to go to bed feeling at peace.

White Crystals: Selenite, clear quartz, white howlite, moonstone

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Red — Passion, Courage, Luck, and Hospitality

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Symbolizes: Passion, courage, good luck, and hospitality

It’s no surprise that red is associated with passion and anger (the term “seeing red”). But red symbolizes not just passion, but strength, inspiration, courage, and ambition. Red wants us to take action and follow our hearts. Red is also associated with the root chakra.

Everyday Uses: Buy red workout shoes to pump up your workout, wear a red blouse when going to an important event or red heels to a date, wear red lipstick for a confidence boost on a date, or paint your door red to welcome house guests.

Red Crystals: Garnet, red jasper

Orange — Sensuality, Creativity, Pride, and Prosperity

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Symbolizes: Sensuality, creativity, pride, and prosperity

Orange isn’t just for fall and pumpkin spice lattes. Associated with the sacral chakra (located at the center of your lower belly), orange symbolizes sensuality and creativity. It’s also known to bring out kindness, intellect, pride, uplifting energies, prosperity, and kinship.

Everyday Uses: Use orange ink and notebooks when working on creative projects, bring orange roses to someone you’re proud of, or drop an orange bath bomb into your bath after a stressful day to get some uplifting energies.

Orange Crystals: Tiger’s eye

Yellow — Happiness, Self-esteem, and Friendliness

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Symbolizes: Happiness, self-esteem, and friendliness

Bright and loud, it’s no wonder that yellow is associated with happiness and joy. Along with being raising beauty, confidence, and self-esteem, yellow also increases memory and learning. Yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra (above your navel) and is the source of personal power.

Everyday Uses: Use a yellow highlighter while studying, post a pic of you wearing yellow on your dating app profile, keep lemons around the kitchen, drive a yellow car, wear a yellow jumpsuit when you need a confidence boost, yellow rain boots make any rainy day brighter, or set up some sunflowers in your house.

Yellow Crystals: Citrine, calcite

Green — Money, Prosperity, and Luck

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Symbolizes: Money, prosperity, and luck

Money is green for a reason. The color green symbolizes prosperity, money, abundance, luck, and growth. Green is also associated with heart chakra which manifests feelings of hope, intuition, and rebirth.

Everyday uses: Paint your nails green so everything you touch turns to money, carry a green wallet so you always have an increase in cash flow, use green gardening tools to promote growth, place a “money tree” in your house.

Green Crystals: Jade

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Blue — Harmony, Healing, Communication, and Wisdom

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Symbolizes: Harmony, healing, communication, and wisdom

“Feeling blue” is a term used to describe feeling sad, but blue in color magic couldn’t be the further thing from sorrow. Blue actually symbolizes harmony, healing, creativity, focus, and patience. Associated with the throat chakra, blue can increase communication, wisdom, and forgiveness.

Everyday Uses: Hang pictures of blue things in your office to increase focus and creativity, drink from a blue mug in the morning to keep you calm, paint your room blue to promote harmony, or wear blue necklace for great communication (preferable with one of the crystals mentioned below for an extra magical boost).

Blue Crystals: Blue agate, lapis lazuli, turquoise

Purple —Wisdom, Power, and Health

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Symbolizes: Wisdom, power, and health

Often associated with royalty and wealth in some cultures, the color purple has intense levels of magical property. Purple in all shades symbolizes wisdom, power, health, and prophecy. Indigo represents the third eye chakra while violet represents the crown chakra, both trying to connect you with a higher power.

Everyday Uses: Wear purple lipstick when you want your words to hold power, dye your hair when you want powerful presence, color things or write letters in purple ink.

Purple Crystals: Amethyst

Pink — Self-love, Intimacy, Compassion, and New Beginnings

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Symbolizes: Self-love, intimacy, compassion, and new beginnings

Pink is often associated with feminine and “just for girls,” but this color is so much more than that. Pink symbolizes love, compassion, friendship, intimacy, self-love, and new beginnings—not to mention a lot of romance.

Everyday Uses: Wear a pink shirt or dress on a first date (trust us), or wear a cute pink bra under your outfit (even if no one is seeing it but you). Get matching rose quartz friendship bracelets or necklaces with your bestie. Add a pink couch to your living room, sprinkle some Himalayan salt on your food, use pink paperclips to hold together contracts (new beginnings/friendships).

Pink Crystals: Rose quartz

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10 Simple Hacks to Bring More Magic Into Your Life

10 Simple Hacks to Bring More Magic Into Your Life

By Virginia Mason

On July 8, 2020

In Magic, Rituals, Spirit

10 Simple Hacks to Bring More Magic Into Your Life

Feeling stuck these days? The easiest way to get out of a rut is to reconnect with the energies around you. Magic is constantly present. In a universe that is always surprising us, where its origins and existence move in mysterious ways, everything is magic, and you’re a part of it! 

So keep connecting and keep the magic going each and every day with these lifestyle habits that can help you manifest the things you want faster than ever. (Hint: If you still want more magic in your life, check out these magical tools for your zodiac sign.)

1. Journal Your Dreams

When you sleep, you venture into an altered state of existence. Over the course of the average lifetime, this adds up to twenty-six years worth of experiences. Sure, sometimes dreams are just dreams. But sometimes, they’re more. By keeping a dream journal, you’ll able to decipher which dreams include messages and which ones don’t. As you write each morning, don’t worry about quality, length, or remembering every tiny detail. Just write, and the messages will come through once you find a trend.

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2. Meditate, Meditate, Meditate

You don’t have to sit on a cushion to meditate. Meditate while doing the dishes, riding the subway, waiting in line, showering. Any mundane moment can turn into something magical. (Cancers supposedly benefit the most from this practice!) Not good at meditating? Here’s how: Slow down and breathe. Focus your attention on your breath. Focus your attention on your body and any movement you’re making. Tune into your physical senses in the moment rather than thinking about other moments in your mind. It’s okay to start thinking about things. Just let the thoughts keep on moving as you return your attention to your body. By bringing meditation into your life, you will rewire your brain to strengthen your connection to the present moment and the true nature of reality. This is where magic lives.

3. Get Outside and Go for a Walk

Take yourself for a walk each and every day. It doesn’t have to be long a walk. It can last just a few minutes, but getting outside will get you out of your head. By doing this, you free yourself from the grind. This helps you remember just how free you truly are. 

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4. Keep Your Phone Away From Your Bed

Is your phone the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night? If so, turn it to do not disturb, and move that thing away! Give yourself time to exist without the nagging sound of alerts and the nagging mental chatter of wondering how many likes you just got. This is a hard habit to break so try investing in an old-fashioned alarm clock so you can keep your phone elsewhere in the house. 

5. Make Your Space Smell Good

Smell is one of the most powerful senses, and when the right scent is paired with the right zodiac sign, magic truly happens. You can spread scents throughout your home with incenses or by burning sacred herbs like sage. You can also use essential oils in a diffuser to spread your favorite scent throughout your space. Select the scent that will give you whatever it is you want help with. Want to relax? Go for lavender or earthy scents. Want to wake up? Try peppermint or citrus scents. Want to feel regal? Go for rose. But ultimately, choose what makes you happy. Notice how different scents make you feel. And for even easier smell boosts, hang eucalyptus over your shower head or just boil some cinnamon sticks on the stove. You’ll be smelling the effects in no time.

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6. Talk to Plants and Animals

Connecting to plants and animals helps you remember that we’re all intertwined. You may feel silly talking to them, you may think they don’t understand, but just because they don’t know your language doesn’t mean they lack understanding. You’re still giving off energy vibrations that they can feel. Some of them will want nothing to do with you. Others will embrace you with excitement. By strengthening your connection to plants and animals, you strengthen your connection to everything, and you gain a greater appreciation for your role in the whole wide world.

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7. Dance Yourself Awake

No matter how you feel in the morning, the moment you turn the volume up on one of your favorite songs, it’s hard to keep your body from moving to the beat. So let it move. Not only does get your blood flowing, it gets your soul flowing. By fully expressing yourself this way first thing in the morning, you set the tone for the rest of the day—ready to accept the good things! 

8. Pull a Card

Take a few minutes each day to pull just one Tarot or oracle card. Through this, you strengthen your connection to the universe and train yourself to notice signs. This daily ritual keeps you engaged. Tarot requires practice to interpret, but oracle decks are great because they often have the message written directly on them. If you’re new to cards, get yourself an oracle deck or start by having a professional read your cards. If you want to work with tarot and don’t have a deck (and don’t want to spend money), ask the universe to send you one.   

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9. Turn Off the Lights

Electric lighting disconnects us from the natural cycle of day and night. It disconnects us from nature and the universe. So one hour before bed, turn off all your electric lights and opt for candles instead. By keeping your space darker, it’ll be easier to get a good night’s sleep. It’ll also add some magic and romance to every evening. You can live by the light of a fireplace or play with placing candles throughout your home or try a scented candle for another easy way to work with smell. Keep one candle on your nightstand, and every night before you go to sleep, make a wish as you blow it out. Get to know the darkness and become comfortable in it.

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10. Massage Your Hands and Feet

With your lights turned out and candles burning, wash your feet. Weird? A little. Magical? Yes—and here’s why. Your hands and feet work so hard every day to keep you going. You’re using them constantly. Now’s your time to treat yourself, to love yourself, and to say thank you. So wash those tootsies, massage them with a relaxed-smelling lotion or oil, move up your calves and in between your toes. Do this all while thanking them for their service as a way to reconnect with your bodily form. 

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Your Sign's Biggest Weakness (and How to Fix It!)

Your Sign’s Biggest Weakness (and How to Fix It!)

By Horoscope.com

On March 13, 2020

In Compatibility, Sign, Spirit

Your Sign's Biggest Weakness (and How to Fix It!)

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You already know your sign’s strengths. But along with the good can come some annoying, tricky, and troubling habits and behaviors. Here, your sign’s number one weakness, and how to fix it (if you wanna—no judgment).


Aries 

Aries’ Biggest Vice: One-click shopping. No sooner than you hear about something on TV or from a friend, it’s in your cart and at your door. The result: You have way too much stuff! 

How to Fix It: Hold back. You know that old put your credit card in water in the freezer trick? Try it. We know, we know, your card info is saved on your favorite websites and it takes two seconds to defrost the ice under hot water, but the act will remind you: Taking your time can pay off.

Taurus 
Taurus’ Biggest Vice: Stubbornness. Even when everyone, including Google,  proves you wrong, you’ll hold onto your version of the “truth.” 

How to Fix It: Say it with us: I hear you. You don’t need to agree, but some arguments (like chocolate versus vanilla ice cream) will just never be solved. Play the peacemaker and try to stop proving everyone else wrong for once! 

Gemini 
Gemini’s Biggest Vice: One more round, please! Life of the party Geminis love to keep the party going into the wee hours … which seems like an awesome idea until tomorrow morning’s alarm sounds. 

How to Fix It:  Switch to selzter for a round or two. You’ll be surprised at how you can still be the life of the party—even when you’re not indulging.

Cancer
Cancer’s Biggest Vice: Who you, a hermit? Cozy comforters, oversize sweaters, and throw pillows galore—Cancers are all about the Nordic art of hygge, and can often be found snuggling deep under the overs even on a steamy weekend night in July.

How to Fix It: Try sleeping al fresco—or at least with the windows open. Cancers are all about cuddling into themselves, but connecting to the outside world—including the very physical feeling of sensing the wind on your skin—can only make you feel more in tune with the larger world around you. And nothing is cozier than that. 

Leo 
Leo’s Biggest Vice: Labels? Yes, please. Luxury-loving Lions love the thrill of the hunt, a little too much. They can’t resist the newest, the latest, and the most luxe—and love flaunting their finds.

How to Fix It: Try before you buy. Enjoy trying things on at your favorite shops, but don’t pull out the plastic yet. Instead, make eBay and TheRealReal your friends—so you can buy the looks you love for a lot less money.

Virgo
Virgo’s Biggest Vice: Monotony. Virgo, let’s talk about that white t-shirt collection, or the line of denim shirts in your closet. When you love a look, you buy it in bulk.

How to Fix It: Try a trend! A pair of red power heels from Badgley Mischka, a silver metallic sweater from Catherine Malandrino, or a buffalo plaid boyfriend shirt will all look great with the basics you’ve already (over)stocked. 

Libra 
Libra’s Biggest Vice: The eyes are a window to your soul, and you’re obsessed with making sure your peepers are perfect. You are likely to own more tweezers than shoes, and you get anxious if you don’t have a spare pair in your bag; plus, you’ve never met a mascara you didn’t like.

How to Fix It: Go natural! Trying a skincare regimen like Glossier’s Phase 1 isn’t exactly the same as going makeup-free, but your peepers will finally get a chance to show their true colors—and you won’t believe how many compliments you’ll get!

Scorpio 
Scorpio’s Biggest Vice: Moody purples, intense reds—you’ve never met a deep, dark shade you didn’t like, which sometimes makes your space feel a little claustrophobic. 

How to Fix It: A Tocca candle, in a breezy, beachy scent, gives you that candlelit look you love—and offsets the moodiness of your interior decor. 

Sagittarius 
Sagittarius’ Biggest Vice: Archers, it’s in the bag, literally. Adventurous Sags are always planning getaways, and purchasing different purses, backpacks, overnight cases, and suitcases to ensure they can carry all their stuff. The only issue? You never know where you’ve put anything! 

How to Fix It: Go oversize: A Rebecca Minkoff satchel in a statement color from TheRealReal.com will hold everything, so you don’t need to divvy up (and misplace) your belongings. 

Capricorn 
Capricorn’s Biggest Vice: Sale? Better stock up. Practical Caps often buy in bulk, and always have plenty of toothpaste, cereal, paper goods, and dry goods on hand. But when was the last time you actually bought something fun? We thought so.

How to Fix It: Go to a store you love, touch everything, and buy one thing at full price—for yourself. We promise that it won’t lead to a shopping habit, but will help you learn how to treat yourself when the time is right. 

Aquarius  
Aquarius’ Biggest Vice: Aquarians can be flaky, all about doing whatever suits their needs at that moment. And planning more than a few days ahead? No way!

How to Fix It: Commit to a calendar. Whether it’s on paper or your iCal, writing your plans down will subconsciously help you keep the date. Also: No more maybes. When you get an invite, say yes or no. 

Pisces 
Pisces’ Biggest Vice: Sensitive and empathetic, you sometimes get a thrill from other people’s drama—even when it drives you nuts. You’re so affected by moods that sometimes you play God, pitting people against each other inadvertently as you probe into their issues. 

How to Fix It: Hello, Netflix. Getting up to date on an emotionally meaty drama like The Americans satisfies your need for drama without you getting too invested. 

Feature illustration by Dorian Legret.

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A Spell for The New Moon in Libra: This Can Make Dreams Come True!

A Spell for The New Moon in Libra: This Can Make Dreams Come True!

By Shereen Campbell

On October 17, 2017

In Moon, Spell, Spirit

A Spell for The New Moon in Libra: This Can Make Dreams Come True!

As we approach the new moon in Libra, energy is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to manifest that energy to turn your dreams into reality. Just as farmers used the phases of the moon  to guide their farm chores, astrologers believe this is an optimum time to do the same for your goals.  Ancient farmers believed that when they followed the cycles of the moon, they would produce the best crops, so they planted during a new moon. This is because the moon governs moisture (including tides) on earth and during a new moon, the ground becomes wet and fertile.  It is the optimum time to plant ensuring their seeds had moisture and support it needed. Astrologers today still utilize this same thought process, except it is applied to life. A new moon in astrology is the time for planting seeds for the future (otherwise known as intentions). The moments and days following the new moon are regarded as the optimum time period for sharing any desires, needs or changes you want to unfold in your life with the universe.  It is also common that new people, events or opportunities will arise around this time for you. This is why it is especially important that you must not only hold an image or vision of what you want to manifest in your life, you must also make it known, holding steadfast to the knowing it will come. The energy of the new moon will nourish this goal of yours.

Here is a simple new moon exercise to help you manifest your own new moon energy. 

Materials Required:
Notepad
Pen/Pencil
White Candle

Instructions:

1. Sit or lay in a quiet place where you won’t be disurbed for at least 15 minutes. 

2. Take 5 deep breaths, inhaling to the count of 3 and exhaling to the count of 3.

3. If you feel relaxed, move to the next step.  If not, repeat step 2 until you feel calm.

4. Close your eyes and recall an area of life that is causing you stress or that you feel like there is a lot of focus in your life right now.

5. Once you have settled on an area of life, start to think about what your life would look like if that issue were spontaneously solved. How would you feel? What changes would have been made in your life?

6. Translate those changes into affirmations and write them down. An example of this would be: Your lease is up, you have been looking for places for a while, but have yet to find one. The clock is ticking, this makes you anxious. If the issue were solved, you would be signing a lease to fabulous new place and packing your furniture up. The affirmations you would write are:  I will find the perfect apartment for me before my lease is up. I can comfortably afford this new apartment.  I will enjoy the process of finding this apartment.

7. Hold your white candle while concentrating on the how you would feel when your issue is settled. If feelings of frustration or anxiety come up, gently push them aside and refocus to how happy you will be when everything is sorted out.

8.  Still holding the candle, read the affirmations you wrote down out loud. 

9.  Light your candle and repeat these affirmations again, out loud.

10.  Blow out the candle and express gratitude for the universe for delivering these intentions.

11. Put these affirmations somewhere handy. Anytime you feel anxious, read them aloud. Repeat this ritual, too, if you’d like! 

12. Believe.  You desires will be granted.

Slay this New Moon, beauty. You’ve got this! 

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Shereen Campbell is an astrologer, ecommerce manager, and the founder of My Little Magic Shop. She loves sailing, southern Italian food, and all things magical.

Feature illustration by Dorian Legret 
 
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