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Crystal of the Week: Labradorite – Holistic Experiment

Labradorite, also known as the stone of transformation, is considered one of the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom.

In the workplace, it brings out the best in people, encourages courtesy and full attention to the customer.

This stone protects by creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within.

It also protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world and aligns the physical and ethereal bodies.

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~ March Magick ~ – Ye Olde Dark Arts

Activities and Rituals: consecration of tools, earth blessings, grounding work, planting/sowing, rejuvenation spells, spring cleaning

Animals:  chicks, hares, lambs, rabbits

Birds: swallows

Colors: dark green, light pastel colors

Deities: Artemis, Astarte, Hecate, Isis, The Morrigan

Flowers: crocus, daffodil, honeysuckle, iris, lilly […]

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The Ankh ~ secretsoftheserpent

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The Ankh is one of the most well-known and widely used symbols of ancient Egypt. It is in their myths, hieroglyphs, texts and art. What is the Ankh symbolizing? Mainstream ideas are “life”, “breath of life”, or “death and resurrection”. As you will see, they are all way off base. The Ankh has to do with you, your higher self to be exact.

The Ankh is pure Egyptian. It is found in different civilizations, but only because they originated from Egypt. The Christians stole the symbol and used it for their cross. If you understand the true meaning of the christ, you will see why they stole the symbol. Who the hell would worship the symbol that killed their god or prophet? You don’t see Hindus worshipping an arrow. The arrow being what killed Krishna. Mohammed was killed by a wild boar and is the reason why muslims will not eat ham. So why do christians venerate the cross? Christianity is Egyptian and the cross is just a stylized Ankh. […]

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Crystal of the Week: Apophyllite – Holistic Experiment

Apophyllite is a great stone for Reiki healers because it takes the patient into a deeper receptiveness. It also helps move the healer’s ego aside so that transmission of healing energy is purer.

This stone is especially helpful in healing the Spirit and helps abandon pretenses and breaks down reserve, bringing recognition of one’s true Self. It stimulates the pineal gland, which helps one open up to spiritual awakening by infusing the body with high-vibration energy.

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Astrorisa Mini Moon Blast – February Pisces New Moon 2017

Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade For Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
February 26, 2017
Solar Eclipse
Pisces New Moon 8° at 9:59 AM EST 
in House 11
Pisces Sun 8°, in House 11
 

Planetary Energies
 Moon (Osupa / Yemoja), Sun (Orun), Mercury (Esu-Elegbara), Mars (Ogun), Saturn (Obaluaiye), Uranus (Sango), Pluto (Oya), and Neptune (Olokun).
Pisces 8° the archetype of Olokun:
This degree encourages and supports one reaching their goals, dream, and desires. This is a quiet, reflective vibration, it is very spiritually keen, yet challenges us to complete the work of  those things we don’t necessarily care for. What one should be mindful of with this degree, is to avoid getting emotionally lost in our desires and our success. One must balance their heart and head.
The influence of this solar eclipse energy can last approximately 3 months or more.
 
 
New Moon Themes: 
 
Security, New Experiences, Perseverance, Careful planning, Financial Gains and Desires, Unexpected Gains. Harmony, Family, Emotional and Spiritual development, Relationships, Contracts, Moderation, and Balance. Arguments, Disputes, Health, Illness, and Recovery.
New Moon in Pisces, an annular Solar Eclipse, brings many forms of changes and transformations. It heightens the feelings of determination in the areas of self care, self love, financial independence, and it brings an attention to detail regarding one’s health. A high octave Piscean moon, brings family and loved ones together. There’s a desire to connect and to serve, but service operates from the 11th house. And that service concentrates on the greater good of all who are involved. So when we are operating from a Piscean 8 degree in 11th house influenced emotion, we’re helping one individual clearly knowing that when they get stronger, then they are able to help others… The feminine energy of Olokun (Pisces) rules this moon time. It’s the Ancient Mother influence speaking to and through our collective consciousness, causing us to step back and to rethink how  we’ve been handling our lives, goals, and desires. We can more effectively intuit and sense what is better for us now. Some of us will be able to move out of our heads, to be less cerebral, and connect to the basic foundations of things. Becoming more grounded during this moon occurs because Neptune, Olokun’s planet is now in its pre-retrograde shadow time. So what was murky and eluded us, begins to get covered, 2 negatives creating  a positive.
Have a Universally Loved, and Self Honoring New Moon Time!
Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade
For Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
February 23, 2017

Hematite Spiritual Meaning And Magickal Properties – Thrive On News Free Spirituality Magazine

What Is Hematite Crystal?

Hematite meanings and mysteries what is hematite? Hematite is an ore of iron a pigment mineral coming in colours from silver-grey to reddish-brown. The shape of hematite is a trigonal crystal formation. From the hexagonal crystal family. Hematite the metamorphic rock has soft pulsating magnetic fields pointing in all different directions called a paramagnet (attracted to magnetic energy fields). When heated hematite strengthens and charges its magnetic fields.

Hematite For Healing

Miraculous hematite works its magic through balancing our blood to oxygen rates and levels (chi) generating high-performance life force energy. If sick with high or low blood pressure and or sugar levels, hematite crystal throws out its magnetic pulse towards your body opening your chakras. Transforming worn out cells through blood circulation of small electrical magnetic pulses. Placed in the warm hands of a shaman hematite reacts as if it’s found its long-lost brother. Connecting instantly with a shamans or psychics energy field and intent of magic (more on that later).

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Sekhmet – secretsoftheserpent

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Sekhmet is one of the oldest known Egyptian deities. She is very closely associated with Hathor. Her name is derived from “sekhem’ and it means power or might. Sekhmet is often translated as “She who is powerful”. The Egyptian texts show that Sekhmet had good and bad aspects. What makes Sekhmet very interesting to me is that some scribes stole a story about her in an ancient Egyptian text and put it in the bible.

If you are familiar with my work, you know that all Goddesses are nature or an aspect of nature. This is why she has good and bad aspects. Nature is beautiful, but can also be destructive. To understand who she really is you have to know the true history of this world. In Lemurian Magic I showed you the war of the gods. Mother Nature having enough of this war caused the earth to spin uncontrollably and move out of it’s orbit. When the disaster was over Egypt and other civilizations were settled. The pyramids and sphinx were built at this time with the remaining technology. This happened at about 11000 BCE. When the earth had calmed down and stabilized the sun was rising between Virgo and Leo. The sphinx was built at this time and had the head of a goddess(Virgo) and the body of a lion(Leo). Egypt was going to be a matriarch.  If you didn’t want to obey by these rules, you could go somewhere else. This is why Sumer was a patriarch.

Sekhmet is the goddess of the age of Leo. The lion became a symbol in Sumer for the sun, but it also was a symbol of kingship. The lioness became the goddess Sekhmet in Egypt and this was a perfect symbol for Egypt.  Lions, like all nature, are a matriarch. The females hunt at night and this makes the lioness a symbol of the moon. If you have read my God(s) post you know the Egyptians venerated the moon most of all. The Pharaohs used her as a symbol of war because lioness are hunters and the power of nature is awesome. The lion has become the symbol of Judah, specifically the line of David and Jesus. The lioness also became the symbol of the female bloodline in Egypt. The Talmud refers to Mary as the lioness of god. So basically both of these are showing the royal bloodline from Egypt.

Which brings me to why she is the most destructive of the goddesses. In an ancient Egyptian text, called The Destruction of Mankind, Ra(the sun) is angry at mankind for not preserving balance and justice(Maat).   The vengeful goddess Sekhmet goes after people and the earth’s fields ran red with human blood. The people of Egypt devised a plan to pour pomegranate juice in beer to stain it blood-red. They poured the beer and red ochre into the Nile flooding the fields with blood. Sekhmet gorged on the beer and became so drunk she slept for three days. Since she is linked with the moon, sleeping for three days has to do with the new moon. The Egyptians celebrated this every year on the feast day of Hathor/Sekhmet. They drank red beer and poured red ochre in the Nile turning it blood-red. This is the story stolen by bible scribes and put in the Old Testament as one of the plagues of Egypt. All they have done is make it a vengeful male god. Just to show you how far we have come as a human race, they still do a very similar celebration in Chicago to this day.  Every year on St. Patrick’s day  people in Chicago drink green beer and turn the Chicago river bright green. Today they do not celebrate appeasing a vengeful goddess.  It is much more civilized than that.  Today they celebrate St. Patrick killing all the serpents in Ireland. The killing of the serpents was not the reptilian snake, it was the Druids. If you are familiar with my work, you know how deep the connection is between Egypt and Ireland.

Sekhmet usually has the uraeus symbol and solar disk. When she is standing she usually has the papyrus scepter. All of these are symbols of Lower Egypt. Lower Egypt was the Hyksos pharaohs and it is where all the patriarch religions come from. How does this very early goddess of Upper Egypt become part of Lower Egypt? It all goes back to the father of Tuthmoses and Akhenaton, Amenhotep III. This pharaoh was trying to keep Egypt united. He used her because she represented the moon, but had the solar disk and other Lower Egyptian symbols associated with her. She was feared in Egypt because she was the symbol of Mother Nature that brought an end to the war of the gods. The war caused the imbalance and nearly caused the extinction of the human race. Her also being a symbol of the moon tells me that the legends and myths about the moon bringing an end to the chaos are correct(See Lemurian Magic). Her sleeping for 3 days may literally mean a new moon. Did it take 3 days for people to come out of hiding once the chaos had stopped?

As I have stated before, the Hyksos pharaohs of Lower Egypt did not understand the true meaning of the gods and goddesses of Egypt. They wanted monotheism, control of the masses and females(especially young girls) to be nothing more than sex slaves. Tuthmoses and Akhenaton were Moses and Aaron in the bible(see Patriarch Pharaohs). Sekhmet is nature and sometimes she is shown seated on a throne. Seated Goddesses and Gods in Egypt symbolized fixed and embodied archetypes. Things you can not change. Certain rules cannot be broken in this fleshy existence. The patriarch scribes who wrote the bible did not understand the true meaning of the Gods and Goddesses of Egypt. They just took certain aspects of the Gods and Goddesses and used it to create their book for control. What they thought was a vengeful Goddess was actually aspects of nature, but they took this and put it on a bearded man to make money and control people. I see Sekhmet as the Goddess who will bring balance if you don’t have it, but if you have balance she will make it seem like your life is purrrrfect.

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New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 2-26-2017, Impressions

Jupiter is the defining element of the New Moon eclipse in Pisces. Chatter has already started up about the ugly T-square forming among the malefics, the conjunction of Mars and Uranus hitting off aspects to the big baddies, Saturn and Pluto. The god of war, action oriented Mars in his home field of Aries makes him trigger happy, looking to expend his martial energy and fulfil his purpose.

If you’re like me and Mars owns a good portion of your personal planets, you’ll feel Mars tension and for many, it will manifest in argument and schisms between people fighting to get their way and to satisfy their desires — often at the expense of others. If Mars is subtle for you, you might find yourself full of nervous tension, but most of all, with Pluto in the mix, the physical self frustrates if it cannot find a way to release this energy. Hit the gym, go a few rounds with someone you trust, but most of all, stay in controlled environments where even if something unexpected should occur, you are surrounded by support systems or preparations that will help you weather unfortunate surprises. So if you do go to the gym — make sure there’s a first aid kit with you and you’ve got your boxing gloves laced up right.

What makes Jupiter so key in this eclipse is dependent upon a series of aspects. Not only does Jupiter conjunct with fixed star Spica, but as in the last lunar eclipse, Jupiter is lurching backwards into retrograde. Given the stellium in foggy Pisces where Mercury, Sun, Moon, and Neptune are thrown together, now might be a time when you discover the friends and contacts that you’ve accrued under Jupiter’s expansive influence in Libra are not the people you thought they were — either you fooled yourself about their true nature, or they concealed who they really are. Now might not be the right time to address those issues, however, with Mercury unable to operate with any fundamental clarity in the Neptunian house, and with the harsh aspects occurring between Pluto, Mars/Uranus, and Saturn.

Case in point, I had a dear friend approach me with a problem she has ongoing with a close friend of her own. She discovered this friend of hers had been concealing information from her in and effort to present themselves in a better light, and now she is unsure whether she wants to continue a friendship with this person. The concern is that this person is hot-headed and may react inappropriately if she abandons the friendship, even though they are in the wrong. Sometimes, no matter how right we are, how good our intentions, we should take the time to weigh the possible consequences of our choices. As satisfying as it would be for her to simply cut off her friendship and be done with the confusion and difficulty this false friend presented, sometimes our best course of action is simply to offer neither resistance nor help, but let others choose their own paths without our interference. Taking time away from problem-people and simply withdrawing is a passive strategy that is also, often, a healing one — time reveals yet more things we did not know, and problems that we were upset about before, suddenly unravel themselves while we were busy doing something else. The problems dissipates, and leaves us lighter than when we started.

As an old saying goes — don’t invite trouble to your door, because trouble already knows where you live. This would be a good thing to keep in mind if you find yourself faced with conflicts that you would ordinarily dive into this eclipse period. Take a deep breath and consider dealing with problems in new ways. When faced with a tide, it is pointless to swim against it — consider swimming with it until it ebbs and you can find your feet again and take new direction, instead of exhausting yourself in the struggle.

Saturn and Pluto are in play. Here is where, though it is not immediately obvious that Jupiter is the major player of this chart, as much of the bluster online is being made over the malefics — which are certainly alarming in their own right — Jupiter makes his presence known through rulership and a chain of dispositors.

Pluto moving through Capricorn is giving momentum to Saturn by rulership, as earthy and conscientious Capricorn is owned by disciplinarian Saturn; and Saturn, of course, is in Jupiter’s house of lucky, expansive Sagittarius, meaning that Saturn, already spurred by Plutonian energy from Capricorn, is filtering this turbo-charged force all the way to Jupiter, by rulership. And Jupiter wants bigger, better, faster, more! Is it like a fountain, where several trickles from the top are running down to form a flood at the bottom, where Jupiter is collecting all this potential force from the other planets.

We can follow the breadcrumbs of this chain of dispositors further if we wish, when we realize that if Jupiter is in Libra, that sign of relationships and equality, than where oh where is the ruler of Libra, Venus?

Venus can be found in Aries — also in opposition to Jupiter in Libra!

The goddess of love, rich in gifts of seduction and flattery, may be telling us something about the nature of our relationships and the choices we might make between them while Jupiter is in Libra. Some friends might run away with your heart during this eclipse! But beware, for it is in the myth of Aphrodite — Venus — that she is given a girdle by the gods that lends her the ability to wield her tongue to appeal to vanity. Make sure whoever you might be involved with is not simply selling you sweet dreams and words, pandering to your ego, with no intention of giving anything of value in return. Glamour and charm can be persuasive, but empty when they have lost their power to enchant.

Jupiter is also square Pluto in Capricorn and Venus in Aries, where Venus is at her detriment, and where rammy Mars also happens to be. Since Aries is Mars’ natural home, the presences of Uranus and Venus alongside him are secondary to Mars, who holds primacy over those planets. With the male and female energies in tight configuration, this could make for sparks between lovers, but this sexual tension could also easily manifest as argument, the knock-down drag-out 3 am fight that ends up in a heated reunion. If you live in close proximity with those kinds of romantic entanglements like I have, you might want to invest in some ear plugs to save your sanity. (Or, you might be inspiring others to buy ear plugs.)

Further complicating factors is Saturn in Sagittarius square Pluto in Capricorn and Mars/Uranus in Aries square Pluto. Jupiter in Libra will be expanding these malefics and is pulling at the stellium in Pisces — Chiron, Neptune, Mercury, Sun and Moon — as well as Venus, Mars, and Uranus seated in Aries.

Jupiter forms an anchor point in this configuration. And while the term anchor sounds like a stabilizing force, perhaps this is inaccurate — better to say that in this case, Jupiter’s amplifying power is perhaps best described as a slingshot, in which Mars conjunct Uranus and the stellium in Pisces is going to add expansive force to these planets and signs respective properties. Pisces in his foggy element will have the capacity to lead astray with greater enthusiasm or, at best, inspiring genius and creatives propelled by martial energy thanks to the god of war. Mars with Uranus will lend an intense force in their own arenas, Pluto’s square supercharging all that’s already in play in this clash of malefics.

Good luck everyone, stay safe, stay aware, and keep your thinking clear so you can perceive obstacles and work around them safely. I expect a potential uptick in car accidents (Mercury and Neptune) so be careful when out drinking and driving and navigating with your fellow citizens on the road.

 

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Source: New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 2-26-2017, Impressions | starsbydesign

Secondary Effects of a Reiki Session – Holistic Experiment

In the field of alternative medicine, Reiki is used to help bolster one’s own healing abilities to cure all manner of maladies. Although it’s typically said that there is no side effects involved with Reiki, the practitioners are taught to warn patients that part of the healing process can involve a detox that can bring some side effects

A full body treatment takes from 45 to 60 minutes per session, a short session that only focuses on the chakras lasts 15 to 30 minutes. Sometimes the person who is receiving Reiki will  not feel anything during a session, this is because Reiki energy often works on a subtle level.

No matter what, Reiki energy always travels to the place that is needed the most, but it’s essential to understand that healing is a process. Reiki does not fix depression, anxiety, or aches and pain with just one session, just like it take a long time to cure a cold using conventional medicine, it takes time to heal.

The most common reactions during a Reiki session are: feeling emotional, hot or cold, seeing colors or light, twitching, stomach rumbles, and even falling asleep during the session. Every body is different, so every reaction is going to be unique, just make sure if you’re feeling uncomfortable during a session, inform the practitioner immediately.

Other commonly experienced side effects are: cold and sore throat, fever, abdominal pain or an upset stomach, fatigue and the need to sleep, less energy, feeling lightheaded, sensations in different parts of the body (often in the head and heart), and major life changes in relationships, career, locations, etc.

It’s often recommended to drink lots of water and rest as soon as you get Reiki because you might be feeling a bit tired. If you can, don’t drive to your appointment, or better yet, find a practitioner that can go to your home or take a distance healing session so that you can take a nice nap after the session.

A lot of people will notice that after this process takes its course, they start experiencing the happy side effects of Reiki. This happens because every single time we heal, we release one layer of darkness from our auras and our body’s blueprint. The body will slowly flush out the toxicity that is stored in our cells in order to pave the way for a healthier and happier lifestyle.

So next time you experience a side effect after a healing session, drink lots of water, rest, and welcome the side effects!

Source: Secondary Effects of a Reiki Session – Holistic Experiment