Big Energies This Week For Soul Advancement by Molly McCord

It’s a dynamic week with both the Mars in Cancer and Sun in Cancer making squares to Uranus in Aries. This is the energy of breakthroughs, breakdowns, impatience, aggressive anger, big outbursts, and an immediate desire to ACT.

Keep in mind that whatever is frustrating, triggering, or getting to you this week is a message that is meant to PUSH you through to the other side of something so you’re no longer on the fence. We are meant to be changing and making decisions this week about what we want NEXT – and sometimes, discomfort has to come up to get our attention. Discomfort is actually a very clear messenger – so trust that it is happening for a reason.

We can misinterpret the discomfort, frustration, or trigger to be more than it is. We can think it is too big, or too much, or we’re not sure what to do – hence, the anger and impulsiveness can come up out of frustration with ourselves.
Look at what you NEED that has been unspoken, untouched, and unacknowledged. It may be something from childhood… or when you were unsure how to communicate or express something about yourself. It can also feel highly personal and subjective, as it’s one of those unconscious patterns that keeps popping up or showing you something you need to claim and work with it a higher level of understanding. Have you been holding yourself back?
Change is the theme – so what is calling you to evolve? What is so dang uncomfortable that you don’t want to keep spinning in it and you want to set YOURSELF free?
Do that. And if you’re not sure HOW yet, the incoming Leo energy will give you the courage, heart, and drive to take those next steps.
Take time to sit with yourself and ask what you need to change and what you want next… and the upcoming New Moon this weekend will help show you the way forward as we enter eclipse season. Change is in the air (yet again!) and the more honest you can be about your truest desires, the easier it will be for you and the Universe/God/Spirit/Source to help you get there. ❤

As above, so below.
As within, so without.

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We’re on the other side of a game-changing Full Moon in Capricorn – need a breather and a break?

Take one and rest up as we prepare to shift energies big time in August. The Sun in Cancer supports as much self-care as you need, although it will be making a square to Uranus in Aries shortly and a pleasing trine to Chiron in Pisces.

We enter eclipse season soon, so enjoy any downtime while you can because life speeds up with intensity and momentum in August.

Every Wednesday, we discuss the energies of right now and what’s coming up with the planets in the week ahead so you can have a heads up about how to consciously + powerfully work with the energies in your life and in your chart.

More about the energies of this week and this weekend in the latest podcast:

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Healing Crystals

Many people incorporate the use of crystals and gemstones into healing magic, believing that each crystal emits a vibration that tunes into the body’s energies, and this is used to heal emotional or physical ailments. Keep in mind that there is no medical or scientific support for the practice of crystal healing. If you’re thinking about using it to help someone who’s sick, use common sense: if they do not appear to be improving, or they are facing a life-threatening situation, seek out medical attention immediately.

All of that said, many people have had positive healing experiences with the use of crystals. While this could be chalked up as personal gnosis, enough people seem to find crystals valuable as a healing method that we should look at it more deeply. The use of crystal healing has been documented back as far as ancient Egypt, and is also found in Ayurvedic medicine, so it’s hardly some New Age fad.

In some metaphysical traditions, such as Reiki, crystals are placed on the body itself to help align the chakras. In other systems, crystal rods or wands are positioned near the body, but not touching it. The types of crystal used, and its placement, are determined by the ailment that is being addressed.

If you’re not sure which stones to use, …

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Birthstone Magic

Each month of the year is associated with a specific stone – in some cases, two stones. From January’s bold red garnets to the speckled blue bands of December’s turquoise stones, there are any number of magical uses for the traditional birthstones. If you have any of these on hand – whether it’s your birth month or not – why not incorporate them into spellwork and rituals? Let’s get started!

JANUARY: GARNET…

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Magical Crystals and Gemstones

Are you interested in using crystals and gemstones in your magical workings? There are literally hundreds of stones out there to choose from, but which ones you opt to use will depend on your intent. Select crystals and gemstones for use based upon their correspondences, or attributes, and you won’t go wrong. Here are a list of some of the most popular crystals and gemstones used in magical workings and rituals, as well as ideas for how you can incorporate them into practice.

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