One way I like to help move energy along when I'm feeling stagnant is by doing space clearing. Clearing your home energetically can help bring positive movement into other areas of your life. The ancient art / science of feng shui is based on this principle. Practitioners believe that balancing energy flow in your home brings Good Fortune into your life. Other belief systems also use space clearing in their their practices and rituals. So here are some tips to do this for yourself.
It's important to always start off with a good cleaning and de-cluttering. Make sure the area around your front door is especially free of junk and clothes. Make sure that the door can open all the way. This is where your opportunities come in. (I remember when I was back in college , anytime that I had to write a really big paper, part of the process of organizing my mind was to First clean and organize my space. I could not write when my house was dirty and cluttered. When the energy in my apartment was able to freely flow then I was able to move forward in my work. )
Salt is an excellent cleanser both physically and energetically. It's used a lot in clearing rituals. Some of the things you can do with salt to help absorb any stagnation or negative Energies are as follows:
You can use smoke to drive out unwanted energies. Generally I use Palo Santo or frankincense. Walk through each room imaging the smoke neutralizing anything negative and making space for fresh new energy.
My friend, the folk magic practitioner and high priestess, Kook Teflon, recommends burning Dragon's Blood for driving out especially heavy and oppressive energies. She says when you're trying to get rid of energies you want to start at the back of your house with the windows and doors open. Then smudge each room in the house while moving towards the front door. When you get to the threshold, usher all the negativity out the front door.
After performing a clearing ritual I think it's a great idea to invite some friends over and have a good time and fill your home with laughter! Good luck!
In July some of us may be navigating some heavy emotional waters, but don’t worry, because the existential weight will definitely be lifting in August and September! Often times this energy is due to taking on more than you can handle. For those of you who tend to take on responsibility (too)easily you need to sit down and analyze where your energy is going. You only have so much in a day. Are you sacrificing your own life energy to keep the peace in an unhealthy situation? Do you need to delegate? Sometimes this just means there is a lot going on for a short amount of time. Make sure when you’re having to endure pressure in life that you make time to take care of yourself. Some of this heavy energy has to do with the lunar eclipse in mid July in Capricorn. An eclipse is a really powerful transit that often times brings needed endings ...and new beginnings ;-). Also Mercury goes got retrograde on July 7 which sometimes creates some stagnation. Hang in there it all lightens up in a great way by the end of July.
ten of wands / King of cups.
In August MOVEMENT replaces stagnation, and parties and celebrations are happening! All of us should make some space for joy and the fun of this summer month. Mercury starts moving forward again, and if you’ve been struggling with making progress toward a goal in July, get ready for the universe to kick some butt in August. Be prepared for SHIFT. Make sure you’re connecting with others and taking opportunities for co-mingling and partying! Celebrate life. Get out of your head and into your body. Go swimming, dance and make delicious food. For those of you looking for love, the Eight of Wands is sometimes called 'Cupids Arrows'. You may just be swept off your feet! But you got to get out there and connect with people!
eight wands and four wands
Very pleasant vibes are going to be rolling into our lives in September. Many of us are going to feel content for the first time in a long time. There is no need to worry so much! Really set your heart on trusting that things will work out...and they will! Things usually do happen for a reason and we end up where we are supposed to be. If you have been struggling, let go and get to a place where you get to rest for a while. Look around your home. Clean it, look at magazines and get new ideas. We truly can make any space, no matter how small or imperfect, beautiful. Other people are going to be getting some really good news either in the mail or over the phone and they will share the joy and wealth with you. Expect special blessings! Some of you may have a soulmate walk into your life if you’re looking for love. There also seems to be indications, that for some of you, someone from the past wants to come back so make sure that whatever their agenda is... it it’s for your benefit. Having an agenda isn't necessarily bad, but remember that you are the target. Charming is a verb.
six of cups/knight of cups,
Hello! I am Xtina, an intuitive tarot reader based in the Pacific Northwest. 'Tarot Communique' is a space for my musings, inspirations and whatever else that comes up that I'd like to share! xo
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