Stepping Into the Light

stepping-into-the-lightCreating a Better Life For Yourself

Changing for the better is not easy. Any sort of change is difficult, and we resist it. The training montage in movies often leaves out the sheer reluctance to even try.

Where we are is safe and dark. It might not be where we want to be, but it is an easier place. We can complain all we like, but we won’t move from it, because not trying means not failing.

Often in life, there is no clear consequences to attaining a goal either. You can forsee yourself getting a degree or a promotion, but … what comes after?

That fear of the new and strange can be paralysing. Most people don’t even realise they can be scared of something good, and wonder what is wrong with them. They catatrophise, making mental lists of all that could go wrong.

After all, it is safe and dark in the hole.

But I’m making a commitment to myself to not do that any more. It’s hard to stick your head above the parapet. It gets harder every day, as more often than not you get hit in the face with a rock.

But those days that you don’t? Those days where you can see forever, feel the sun on your face, and have or do something truly joyful? Those days are worth fighting for.

So this is my commitment to fight, and I hope you’ll make one too.

Here are the rules of the battle:

  • No trash talking myself. I can’t stop the negative thoughts coming, but I can refuse to listen.
  • Fuel my body with the right things. Water, fresh fruits and veggies. Joyful and sensible people, who realise the depth of the fight ahead. No ‘just think positive’ snake oil.
  • Do one thing everyday that scares me. I will pitch editors. I will reach out to influencers. I will launch products. I will speak to the cute guy on the bus. I will tell the haters to piss off.
  • I will spend half an hour a day on spiritual matters, and half an hour a day making some kind of art. It doesn’t have to be good. It doesn’t have to be right. It just has to be done.
  • I will finish projects, instead of letting them drag on or giving up on them.
  • I will listen to myself, and rest when I need to.

Will you join me in this fight to create something better for ourselves?

Week Ahead Tarot Spread

Week Ahead Tarot Spread

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This is a spread that can also be used daily, and works very well with runes as well. It’s incredibly simple, yet can give you some vital insights.

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  1. What You Need to Think About – a sort of ‘card of the day’, almost. This is a notion, energy or thought that you should keep at the forefront of your head throughout the week. Are you being urged to be kinder? Are you being told to rest more? Are you being warned about deceit in your circle?
  2. What You Need to Do: This card refers to a specific ‘action’. Do you need to ask for a promotion? Do you need to call your Mum? Do you need to take a day off?
  3. The Challenge: This card will give you a warning about what will crop up to stop you from achieving the above. Pay attention the other cards, especially Number 1 as that might give you clues about how to overcome this challenge. Is the challenge a person? Yourself? Circumstances? Money?

This is a good spread to do regularly and record the results in a journal. Not only will you have a record of your progress in Tarot, but you’ll be able to see what advice crops up on the regular. If you’re being told to keep a lid on your anger more often than not, you might need to learn ways to control your emotions or find a less stressful job. This can be a valuable guide to ourselves, and give us inspiration about specific questions to ask the Tarot (or ourselves) when we can sense there’s something amiss but just don’t know what.

Week Review Tarot Spread

week-reviewtarot-readingThis Tarot spread is designed to help you understand the week that’s just gone by, and how you can improve or expand upon your efforts or wins.

The top line is all about relationships – any significant relationship occurrences or advice will show up here, whether that’s coworkers, partners, family or friends. The world is formed of an interconnecting web of relationships, and it’s important to watch out for issues before problems form.

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The bottom line looks at your goals, work, and everyday To Do list. Did you hit your goals, or did something get in your way? How did you handle things?

  1. Relationship Triumph – what went well in your relationships this week. Was it an event or an attitude? Did you ask or give a favour? Have you made a friend, or an enemy?
  2. Relationship Challenge – a relationship where things aren’t going so well. Are you ignoring a friend? Are you irritable and snappy with those you love?
  3. How to Improve – this card gives you an idea of how to move forward and improve the relationships usually detailed in the other cards.
  4. Task List Triumph – Did you hit a goal? Do well at work? Create something awesome in your spare time?
  5. Task List Challenge – Are you struggling to get the housework done? Do you need to learn to delegate? Are you procrastinating?
  6. How to Improve –   this card gives you an idea of how to move forward and improve the relationships usually detailed in the other cards.

If you use this spread in a blog or on your Tumblr, let me know and I’ll reblog/retweet you!

Free Tarot Workbook

Did you guys know I made you a free Tarot workbook? You can get it by signing up here!

It has two worksheets per card, and I’ve designed it so you can print off however many of those sheets you need at a time, so there’s no need to print of 156 sheets at once!

There’s a handy dandy guide with further instructions, and two filled in worksheets so you get the idea of what you can do with it.

This is the EXACT method I used to teach myself Tarot, and it’s the method I use whenever I get a new deck or learn a new divinatory method. I’m sharing this with you because it WORKS. I’ve been practicing Tarot for nearly a decade at this point, and my knowledge increased suddenly two years ago because of this technique. My memory is not fantastic, yet with this method not only do I remember various meanings of the cards, but I can also intuit meanings and relationships on the fly – and be accurate around 80% of the time.

No Tarot method – or reader – can guarantee 100% accuracy, but I’m really confident in this method.

If you wanna try it out, it’s FREE and all you have to do is sign up here.

Modern Demons

modern-demonsThree of the Most Feared Modern Demons

Earphone Tangler

A tiny imp that lives in your pockets, just waiting for you to put your phone or MP3 player inside. They tangle up your earphones, and feed off your frustration as you try and untangle the rat’s nest of wires that were perfectly straight a minute ago…

Printer Jammer

Printer says: Paper jam.

You remove paper. You switch printer off. You switch printer on.

Printer says: Paper jam.

You say: There is no paper.

You take apart printer, piece by piece. You spend a weekend putting printer back together. You switch printer on.

Printer says: Paper jam.

You scream. You resolve to buy new printer.

Your partner turns on printer.  Document prints perfectly.

You think you’re going mad.

And so goes the saga of the invisible Printer Jammer.

Fake Notificator

Causes that tingly feeling where you swear your phone just rang. I mean, that was definitely the Instagram alert tone you heard, right? A small, spider shaped demon that lives on phone hand. Likes to partner up with the Earphone Tangler to frustrate you further.

What modern demons frustrate you? Let me know in the comments!

Five Palmistry Myths

5-palmistry-mythsPalmistry Myths

The Length of My Life Line Is How Long I’ll Live

False. The length of your life line actually tells you how much energy you have. The longer the line, the more passion and curiosity for life you have. The deeper and stronger the line, the more physical energy and motivation you have. A short life line indicates that you struggle with motivation, have little energy, or are a person that prefers to stay at home.

You Can Tell How You’ll Die

Nope. To be honest, I reckon there is nothing on the planet that will tell you that, because who wants to know? You’ll get early warnings about health or reckless behaviour on your palm, like you will with Tarot or other systems, but there’s no footnote in Death’s book with your name and time of death. Learn to listen to your body, and you’ll avoid most dire events.

Fate is Set in Stone

Again, not true. The lines on your palms will actually change and move throughout your life. The only thing that stay the same are the shapes and sizes of your fingers (once you’ve finished growing, of course). This means that whilst you’re born with a certain set of personality traits, levels of extraversion, creativity, emotional awareness, events and decisions can change the way you think and behave.

If there’s something you don’t like in your palm, eight times out of ten you can change it.

The other two times? Well, sometimes when we stop fighting our own nature we feel a LOT better.

You Can Tell Things About My Partner on My Hand

Sometimes people come to me and ask if their partner is unfaithful. How they expect me to know that by reading their hand, instead of their partner’s, is beyond me.

I can tell you if you’re worried about that possibility, and I can tell you if you’re the sort of person to worry over nothing, or put words in your partner’s mouth, but without reading the hand of the partner I can’t tell you if they’re cheating or not.

I can’t tell you anything about other people in your life during a palm reading, I can only tell you how it is affecting your behaviour, and draw a conclusion from there.

There’s Only Three Lines

The three lines everyone knows are the Heart Line, the Head Line, and the Life line. But, there are about ten other lines that may or may not be on your palm. During a palm reading, I also look at the shape and size of your palm, your fingers, and your knuckles. I look at your fingerprints, and the squares, triangles and stars that might show up on your palm. I also check the mounts – small fleshy pads beneath your fingers and around your thumb.  I look at your thumb, your wrist, the side of your palm, your fingernails, the temperature of your hand and even the way you give a handshake.

…I’ve probably missed a few other things. Long story short, your entire life story is played out in miniature on your hands.

Waning Moon Bad Habit Remover Spell

waning-moon-graphicWaning Moon Bad Habit Remover Spell

The time of the waning moon, when she is shrinking, is the perfect time to remove something from your life. For this easy spell, you’ll need:

  • A candle
  • A sharp object, like a inkless biro, a pin or a candle carvers
  • Matches or lighter

Step One

Write down the habit you wish to break on the candle. Phrase it like this:

‘I no longer x’

So, if I wanted to stop drinking pop (soda), I’d write:

‘I no longer drink soda.’

Step Two

Light the candle. The spell will start to take effect once the candle has finished burning, so choosing the smallest candle you can write on is beneficial. You can relight the candle every day on the waning moon, if your candle won’t spend in one night. Be sure to finish the spell before the Dark Moon!

Yep, it’s that simple. You can light incense or burn oils if you like, but you don’t have to.

If you want to learn more Moon Magic, I HIGHLY recommend the course by Heart of the Forest. It’s only $7, and you get lifetime access to the course. I am an affiliate for the course, so I get paid a commission, but I don’t sell things to you that I haven’t used and enjoyed myself.