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Elements Series - Bringing the elements together

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(Creator Credit - Jo Endean)    Hi Guys, As promised, I am doing a round-up post on the elements series that we have been doing. I know that I have barely scratched the surface when it comes to working with the elements - I haven't even started on working with ELEMENTALS, but that will be a whole other post, or maybe a couple of posts! The beautiful element representations that we were gifted above were made by my very talented best fried Jo, who also painted the pictures seen in the standing stones post from the Earth week. These figures are designed to be hung, but could just as easily be placed on our altar. I admit, I drew myself a 'cheat sheet' for the elements, as I could never remember which ones went where!  Here it is below: I don't know why it is that I struggle with this, but I figure that I can't be the only one, so I hope that this helps you too. If you intend to lay out your altar according to the element/cardinal points laid out above, you will first

Emporiblog - September New Moon 2022

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Hello all!! Today's post is about the New Moon!! This month's New Moon will be in Libra ♎ With this new moon, we are being asked to examine things carefully, especially relationships. We don't mean just your personal relationships here, there may be some professional ones and some friendships that effectively need to be assessed to see if they are still serving you properly.  It is asked that you take a step back, and see whether your absence makes a difference. If it seems not to, perhaps you may consider making your absence a permanent one. Check in with yourself and your feelings around your relationships at this time. If they still benefit you and feel right, then stick with them, and maybe put in a little more work to ensure they stay healthy - remember that this is a two-way street! You can't constantly be the one either giving or taking, it MUST be a mutual effort on all sides It is important to check your own energies and see what you are bringing to

Flora Friday - Basil

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  Hi Guys, Continuing with the Elements this week, and looking at Basil with its connection to spirit.  The pic above is of the living basil in my kitchen! This is sweet basil, more commonly used in cooking than healing. Tulsi is Holy Basil - more on that below. It is originally native to India. There are now approximately 150 varieties of basil now grown throughout the world. A strongly aromatic herb, basil is considered to be holy in Hinduism as it is a manifestation of the Goddess Lakshmi who is the principal consort of Vishnu.  Tulsi was used in Ayurvedic medicine. Research has shown that it has many benefits, including improving your mental health. It has compounds that can help to alleviate anxiety and depression, increase your ability to think clearly, and lower the risk for age-related memory loss. (Rosemary is also beneficial for recall). The Lord Krishna, an avatar on this Earth of Vishnu, is said to wear a garland of basil leaves and flowers around his neck.  It is also some

Elements Series - Spirit - Communication

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  Hi Guys, Continuing or Spirits part of the elements series today, we are looking at ways to communicate with Spirit, concentrating mainly on the tools I have used. If you have a preferred method, please let us know in the comments below. The way I think of communicating with spirit, is to help others by guidance through messages received and passing on these massages to others. We have a TikTok channel on which I deliver daily (or mostly daily) card readings. Scrying Scrying is said to be a way of 'foretelling the future' using a crystal ball, or other reflective object or surface. I prefer to say that I am telling it the way it is, rather than fortune telling. A person's free will alone makes the reader into a liar when the customers are determined that a foretold thing will NOT happen. You can scry with water in a black bowl, or ink-blackened water, using a candle flame, using a crystal ball, crystals or a mirror, among other things. Scrying is a form of gazing at (or

Animal Symbolism - The Spider

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  Hi Guys, Continuing our Spirits series today. This is one animal symbolism post that we have all been dreading having to do as we are all, unfortunately, arachnophobes, so I decided to bite the bullet and get it out of the way. I have put a picture of a web rather than a spider, as I know how much that can trigger people. It used to trigger me! So, spiders are strongly connected to spirit in various ways, some are venomous (lots of things that can speed you to the afterlife are seen as having a connection to Spirit), and the web itself is ethereal, and symbolises the weaving of life. Folklore: There is a lot of folklore and myths regarding spiders, some of which I will cover in this post. The Hopi tribe have a teacher guide called 'spider Woman' who weaves the universe into existence. The Cherokee  have a Grandmother Spider who bought light to the world, caught in her web. In Judaism and Islam spiders are protectors as they hid David and Mohammed from pursuers behind their w

Crystal Wednesday - Crystals for Spirit

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  Hi guys, Crystal Wednesday today, looking at a few crystals that can help you link to spirit. Some crystals that can help with this are: Amethyst Selenite Golden Topaz Danburite Angelite Astrophylite Azeztutelite Clear Quartz Labradorite Moldovite I have linked the ones we have already covered either in blog posts or with videos on our  YouTube or TikTok  channels. I am picking Azeztutelite and Astrophylite to concentrate on today. Astrophylite Astrophylite is a rare crystal, and many people find the vibrations from this to be too either heavy or spiky to work with. It is brown to golden-yellow hydrous potassium iron titanium silicate mineral. Chemical formula is (K,Na)₃(Fe⁺⁺,Mn)₇Ti₂Si₈O₂₄(O,OH)₇ It is found in usually very remote locations, including places in Norway, Russia, Quebec, Colorado and Greenland among others. It is sometimes referred to as 'gateway to the stars'. It is also called a light-bringer. Healing Properties: Helps ease PMS Helps with menopausal symptoms

Tarot Tuesday - Eight of Wands

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  Hi Guys, Continuing our Tarot Tuesdays today with the eight of wands. The eight of wands is associated with Jupiter, the planet of miracles and good fortune.  It is linked to the star sign of Sagittarius, and the element of fire. The wands in the picture above are in sprout, which shows growth, and a pentagram , so it offers protection as you grow. Upright meaning: Movement Rapid changes Forward motion Action Being in alignment Air travel Cleansing Career advancement End of a long journey Cash flow Surprises in love Stability Reversed meaning: Resisting change Delay Frustration Internal struggles Overthinking More haste, less speed Feeling stuck Check your physical health Emotional instability Irritability I hope this has helped you understand this card a little better. As a bonus, my weekly oracle reading is available here . Kerenza x Shop