Spontaneous Crystal Grid

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Synchronicity Abounds

Spontaneous Crystal Grid complete with asymmetrical layout in wooden chips & salsa dish. Delicious!

I laid out this grid after determining that I need more crystals for my basic healing collection. These crystals are a good size for healing. The grid came together quickly. Most of the stones are green there are several grounding stones as well. Quartz in the center amplifies the healing energy of the green crystals.

Red, orange, yellow, blue and purple all seem to be missing from my basic healing collection. I have smaller crystals in a rainbow of colors, but I really need to feel the stone. Smaller stones are great for personal protection, but lack the power needed for healing.

Crystals are amazing! I meditate with my crystals, then heal myself and others by entraining myself to the crystal’s vibration. Crystals direct energy into my body which is readily accepted and integrated in a multidimensional way both physically and spiritually.

This 5D stuff is awesome!

~Athena

Magnetic Pulls

I love this time of year. The flowers are beautiful. The weather is warm, inviting me outdoors to play. The smell in the air is sweet and refreshing.

The energies of the last week are very magnetic. I feel pulls on my heart strings. My heart knows where to go. My mind is along for the ride, as it should be. Life is much easier when you get out of your head.

While crystal shopping over the Memorial Day weekend, I was drawn to some pietersite. I like to go into a shop and see what calls out to me. The pietersite caught my eye. I connected briefly with the first piece I held. Unfortunately my youngest child was suddenly in a fierce mood making it a bit challenging for me to connect the available crystals. Eventually I went back to the first piece I held in my hand.

That same day I learned that pietersite is good for soothing young children and animals during thunderstorms. We have been experiencing many thunderstorms lately. They frighten my youngest quite a bit. As usual the crystals that came to me had a synchronistic reason to be in my life.

The piece is quite beautiful. The coloring ranges from lavender to gold. The photo below was taken at midday and demonstrates the range of color beautifully.

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Pietersite

Pietersite is a great stone. I aleady need four more pieces for my kids and pets. Weaving together love & light for the best of the Universe & All involved!

~Athena

New Crystals

My newly acquired crystals are gorgeous! The chrysacholla reminds me of Gaia. I am going to clear them in a big container of natural sea salt followed by 528 hz vibrations using my solfeggio tuning forks.

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New Crystals

Early birthday gifts to yourself are always so nice!

Rainbow Healing

The weather has been amazing lately. Spring is such a beautiful season. It was warm enough to just wear my sweater into the office this morning. The lilacs smelled so wonderful on my way into the building.

Today’s Self-centered tarot card is Rose from the Power of Flower cards by Isha Lerner. She has given permission to lightworker.com to reproduce the text and images from her deck on their website. It’s a quick fun way to draw one or three cards on the go.

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Rose

The synchronicity of the Universe makes me smile. Just a moment after drawing today’s card a woman walked into the room and asked if anyone had seen the double rainbow outside. I got right up and walked outside to witness the beauty. It was a single rainbow making a full arc in the sky, just like the card.

The great thing about this card is that yesterday I was reminded of someone I will always care about. We were together a little over a year. The old masculine control thing was too much for me, so I distanced myself. I started feeling judged and unimportant. It was quite uncomfortable. After a few months of that he broke up with me in a very hurtful way.

I know I deserve a beautiful partnership where together we are greater than the sum of our parts and we are both free to live our individual lives while honoring one another.

Lerner offers a helpful interpretation of Austrian mystic Rudolph Steiner’s belief that Mother Mary gave birth to twin souls represented here by the yellow and pink rose. Yellow representing the “path of truth” and pink the “path of the Heart.” Lerner states, “In choosing this card, you are greeted by the Rose Goddess, gently announcing your readiness to accept the twin gifts of Cosmic Love and Wisdom embodied by the Mystic Rose.”

It is my great honor to receive this card today. Interesting as today I have been sending blessings to my ex, so that he may be happy and turn that frown upside down. The Rose let me know my actions are correct in both distancing myself and in sending blessings. The rainbow represents that healing is taking place.

Honoring my truth and my heart was not easy, but love, especially self-love is difficult. We have to love ourselves first, so we don’t get caught up in the darkness of others. When we truly love ourselves we move out of the lower densities and open our hearts to accepting unconditional love from the Universe. And with that available to us we can heal not only ourselves, but others as well.

~Athena

Steeped in the Physical

There are many times in life when I find myself in places and/or situations I never thought I’d be in. Right now I’m in the back room of a video game shop with a bunch of kids. It’s Pokémon time.
Today’s card is Four of Vessels, Pregnancy, from the Native American Tarot Deck created by Magda and J.A. Gonzales. The image on the card is that of a beautiful young pregnant woman.

The card is amazing. No I am not literally pregnant. Rather pregnant with dreams on the verge of being realized. No longer the dreams of youth, my dreams of now are steeped in the physical experience of my travels through Asia and North America, my own marriage and divorce, parenthood,  career, and injury.

Thank goodness that Scorpio full moon cleared out the equinox eclipse/blood moon energies that forced everyone else’s energy onto my one last nerve. It was tough. Glad that’s done and now it’s time to prepare for that baby to be born.

~Athena

Error Message

Lastnight I had a dream about customer service. Someone was really pissed they could not view the crystals I have for sale on my website. I can see the error message from my dream right now. It looks just like the one I see when I’m awake.

Last Saturday my mom was frustrated with my site, because she could not see my crystals. She thought she was doing something wrong. Every time I get started working on it, I get distracted. So the basic structure of the shop is there just not finished.

Time to get a business license too. I need all this stuff ready for the Goddess Festival. It is fun. My clientele will be there. My crystal healing course is close to being finished.

I guess this dream showed up to remind me to get going. People need good vibrations. Crystals have it. I need to share.

~Athena

Deadly Beauty

My family is visiting Yellowstone National Park. It was snowing when we drove in on Sunday. Today is a bright blue day with warm 65°F spring weather.

I see the snowy peaks from West Yellowstone, Montana. We are here just before the park really opens for the season. The park is open year round, but many roads are closed for the winter. Don’t worry if you come in the winter. Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs are open year round. Most attractions are scheduled to be open May 1st.

Standing in the steam emitted from the geysers is nice. The sulfur can be a bit much at times. The colors and the natural formations are deadly beauty.

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Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park
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Rainbow Pool Drainage into Iron Spring Creek, Black Sand Basin, Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Prasmatic Spring detail, Yellowstone National Park
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Buffalo alongside Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park

We were very lucky to see a lone wolf running along the north side of the Madison River. My mother spotted it. I know her abilities well enough to pull over so we could get a better look. She was beautiful. Mostly white with longer touches of gray and brown. We saw her pounce on a rodent, but I think she was just showing off for us. On the other side of the highway we saw a buffalo. We even saw a calf later in the afternoon. The first in the herd this spring.

The forests are thick with trees. We did not see any moose, but saw their favorite trees with missing strips of bark. At Old Faithful the wolves started howling in the distance letting us know the geyser would erupt soon. It has been a very nice trip. Although you may want to arrive here after May 1st.

~Athena

Well Deserved

Today was a beautiful day. The pain in my shoulder dissipated overnight. The sky was bright blue and the weather is warm.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is 1 Prosperity Begins from the Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland. I love the card! A well tended peach tree reminds me of my grandpa. He grew the best peaches.

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Prosperity Begins

This deck is unique in its presentation of symbolism and archetypes choosing to use the chakra system for its emotional foundation rather than the typically astrologically based tarot. Though it is an oracle card deck.

Today’s card is the color red. Red is the hardest color to see due to its low frequency. It represents the root chakra which, is all about having your basic human needs met such as food, water, and shelter. It goes deeper though to your family of origin and how your needs were met. Still it goes deeper into your family line, genetics, DNA. Finally, the root chakra connects us to Earth.

My basic needs are met. But, my body is going through changes constantly. It is hard to feel settled when you become aware of your body on a cellular level. And start feeling the light drag through your fingers as you walk the same way water does when you go swimming.

These amazing experiences make it difficult to relate to other people. Ever since the March Solar eclipse my life has been challenging. It’s like everyone wants to touch my open wounds. There was a span of four weeks when I didn’t even have a chance to go crystal shopping. Yesterday made up for it though. Two massive crystals were found in the ground and wrapped in leather next to our irrigation valve. One is quartz. The other is red and yellow jasper. Beautiful! My neighbor wanted me to place the jasper so it would face his house.

I’m so glad this card came up today. It started feeling like things were cheering up this morning. Events throughout the day confirmed it for me and this card I suppose solidifies it. This deck is hard for me to use, because it really makes me push through the blockages. Things are looking up!

Time for one last day at work before a well deserved road trip! Yellowstone here I come.

~Athena

Necessary Tool

I am meditating with a large black tourmaline and large chrysacholla. They are both beautiful. The black tourmaline hones in and delivers healing frequencies deep into the tissue and bone. Releasing blocked energy. The chrysacholla is gentle. It sends love to those areas left raw by the black tourmaline.

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Raw Chrysacholla & Black Tourmaline

Meditation is such a beneficial practice. I really need to do it upon rising every day. It helps me stay centered. A difficult task indeed. Especially since the March 2015 Solar eclipse and more so since the April 2015 Lunar eclipse. Likely it’s time for meditating in nature. Soon, and with some crystals!

I almost forgot to mention, black tourmaline is a protection crystal. It assists one in healing root chakra issues related to basic survival and nurturing. Someone recently said or wrote something to the effect that every fetish is a root chakra issue. Black tourmaline is to crystals as cast iron is to the kitchen. A basic necessary tool designed for heavy use.

Chrysacholla is typically referred to in crystal reference materials as the crystal that assists one in reaching a state of Christ consciousness. Perhaps, but a more accurate description is that chrysacholla brings a deep sense of peace and unconditional love. Almost like a healing bath of prana, universal life force energy.

Wow, that was informative. Happy meditating!

~Athena

Painfully Beautiful

Things have been hyperactive for me since the coronal mass ejection energies of March 17, 2015. It feels like a scouring of deep wounds prior to finally wrapping them in bandages for healing. This isn’t the part where I am thinking too much about the healing. I only notice the energetic movements around my heart space. They come in at various speeds, densities, amplitudes, frequencies, colors, vibrations, patterns, and can be like smoke.

The pain is quite unbearable at times. I have to breathe through it. The planetary transits overlaid on my birthchart is something to behold. It’s my personal April 2015 Grand Cross in all the same signs as last year with many of the same planets. Last year’s energy was gentle and lovingly supportive. This time it’s tough love.

Here is the bird’s eye view of the energies at work in my life over the last four weeks (red lines are challenging):

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March 20, 2015
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One Week Later
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April 4, 2015
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Today

Thank goodness the challenging aspects are leveling out! Ascension is painfully beautiful.

The tumbled stones I have been carrying around for the last four weeks include malachite, tiger eye, hematite, black tourmaline, and flourite.

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Deep Cleaning Tumbled Stones

Every morning I choose new or different ones to carry. Maybe they choose me? These ones keep coming up. Helping me heal (malachite) through understanding (tiger eye), grounding (hematite), bringing in new energy (flourite), and protecting me all the while (black tourmaline). 

~Athena

Positive Changes

It’s beautiful outside today. Sunny with blue sky and intermittent clouds. It’s cold outside.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is the Six of Flames from the Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori, illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The card is amazing to look at as usual. The Sun is shining through the center flame. Making it appear larger than the others. Power here is an illusion. There is great responsibility involved with balancing many interests for the best of all involved.

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Six of Flames

Yesterday, I got Five of Flames so when this card came up I felt triumphant. Over what I don’t know. The weekend was a bit rough. The whole time Friday night I was thinking to myself, “I had enough of this same deal last year!” Sometimes no matter what you do, history has to repeat itself.

The key is to make positive changes incrementally over time. They build into something greater. Others see the impact you are making and they make their own positive changes.

The time is now to make renewable energy the new frontier. I am ready for the time we are freed from survival mentality and the horrors that come with it. We will create amazing new ideas together and bring them to our collective reality!

~Athena

Time of Reflection

Today was a gorgeous spring day! The sky was blue with no clouds. It was so lovely I had to turn on the air conditioning upon returning from the park this afternoon.

Today’s Self-Centered Tarot card is Seven of Pentacles from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen. The woman on the card appears to be waiting for the harvest to finish ripening. Kenner states, “When the Seven of Pentacles appears… you can probably expect some downtime-a brief pause while you wait, reflect, and hope for the best as all of your endeavors come to fruition.”
Seven of Pentacles
The card is fitting for me right now. I have put in a great deal of effort designing my website, growing my audience, and now working on my crystal healing certification. I am willing to wait for the fruit to ripen as the process is the most important part for me, for my spiritual growth. Maybe I’ll help a few others grow with me. I am enjoying this time of reflection.

~Athena

Spring Break Tumbled Stones

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Spring Break Tumbled Stones

The tumbled stones that went with me today are perfect for spring break. Greens including malachite, chrsoprayse, and amazonite for healing and growth. Red tiger eye and pyrite for worldly business pursuits, i.e., grocery shopping.

Solar Eclipse Crystal Grid

My March 2015 Solar Eclipse Crystal Grid was set up a few days ago with the intention of providing loving support for healing and health. My $2 thrift store wooden serving dish holds my collection of tumbled stones. My flat drum sits right on top. It is the perfect crystal grid layout compete with light language inspired details. Synchronicity in its perfection.

This is my sacred space complete with Native American Tarot Card Deck and a lovely smelling candle. My parents have been under the weather since late last week. I chose the stones in this grid specifically to increase health and vitality as well as love.

The dark stones on top are green aventurine. They bring a sense of peace, harmony, and gentle strength. Green aventurine is quite pretty with shimmers of fuschite embedded in its quartz structure.

The pink stones are rose quartz. They brought up some old relationship issues needing transmutation. I attribute this to the eclipse effects. Rose quartz typically provides a sense of comfort and acceptance from a place of unconditional love. Which is actually what they did in this case as I was ready for it.

My parents met me for lunch today. It took them a little over a week to feel better. It only took two days for them to feel better after setting up the grid with intention to provide loving support for healing and health.

I believe the tumbled stones hidden under the drum greatly enhance the energy of the stones on top. Crystals are amazing!

~Athena

Capable

Today is an important day. Not only is it vernal equinox there was a solar eclipse at the last degree of Pisces this morning (MST). We reached a state of balance with equal night and equal day today. At the same time we were blocked from the energy of our Sun. This allowed us to “reboot” and easily accept incoming energies from deep space directly. We are now officially living in the Age of Aquarius all while the Sun moves into Aries. All of this and the weather was gorgeous!

Today’s self-centered tarot card is Master of Flames from the Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori, illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The man on this card is wearing indigenous clothing. His hair is long. He is clean shaven and wears a headband. He seems unmoved yet movable if need be.

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Master of Flames

Cori says, “Fire is transformative. It is fuel for the soul–a sacred vehicle of divine inspiration and the awareness of one’s own godliness. It is the highest vibration of the Tarot suits.” She describes the Master as having mastered “his own process, overcoming the ego-self,  and reaching pure consciousness.” More importantly the Master can “reach into the feminine aspect of his being to exalt the energies of himself.”

More than ever I feel capable. Over the last three years, I have shed layer upon layer of what no longer serves me. I am now having fun working with crystals and vibrational healing. I am breaking that final egg shell membrane to live in my fullness.

~Athena

Crystal Clear

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Manifestation Amethyst

My crystal healer course started last week. Thursday I decided to look at the homework. I was a little nervous about getting it done on time. No matter, I’m excited about the subject and want to learn as much as possible.

Earlier in the week, I had distracted myself with some new crystals and making a new YouTube video about tuning into crystal energy. During the process I asked all of the crystals in my sacred space what message they wanted me to share with others.

At that moment, I saw a bright light in my third eye. There was a vortex of energy coming down from above and fiber optic type lights making sacred geometry patterns in the walls of the vortex. The vortex beamed directly into an energetic representation of a human. As soon as the vortex hit the heart chakra, energy spun out in all directions. Kind of like an X flare on the Sun.

Crystals are here to help us accept high frequency energy, so we can hold more light. This is important because our job as humans is to create our world starting from within. The reason being is that light beamed through the heart chakra has the best chance of working through us to create and make the most impact on the physical world we inhabit.

Crystals tune the energies around them to their naturally frequency by way of their sacred geometry structure. They help us to amplify our own energy while at the same time assisting higher frequency energies to interact with us.

Turns out I started my homework right on time and didn’t even realize it. That’s synchronicity! I was supposed to communicate with a single crystal, but my crystals had me do the assignment we all needed. Their message to you is that they help create in a way that has the greatest impact.

~Athena

Light Body

The energy today is interesting. It actually feels as though denser energy is being sucked out of me. I had an outburst earlier this evening when I discovered a child had etched my furniture with a sharp object. Now it seems my anger was unnecessary, because I really love the little heart she made.

Prior to my meditation it felt as though light was forming geometric patterns in my heart space. They were a golden orange color. As soon as one formed another would take its place. It didn’t take long until I felt my light body activate. It feels like a new level of freedom.

My mediation began with me perusing my crystal collection. My malachite sphere caught my attention. As soon as I held it, I felt its vibrations flow up my arms and into my heart. I started thinking about the stars and wondering why we love the stars so much? Maybe it is because we are stars looking back at ourselves.

The moment that thought popped into my head I perceived an energy taking the shape of a light being. The whole time the malachite was interacting with me on an energetic level. Helping me to integrate the light energy into the physical.

Immediately upon perceiving the light being my vision became much more detailed. I thought of the times I saw blue orbs out of the corner of my eye in early 2012. This being while holding a shape was not in its natural state. I know somehow its natural shape is an orb.

This energy or being (Arcturan) communicated to me via the malachite. It seemed to explain that my idea of coming from the stars is right and to share it with others in an entertaining creative way.

Upon opening my eyes I felt the need to write an epic novel about traveling the Universe by way of light body. Are those shapes from my light body activation codes to take me anywhere? Hmm, this could be a lot of fun.

~Athena

Embracing Joy

This morning came too soon. The sunrise was nice. Even the chem trails in the Eastern sky were pretty in their unnatural way. Everyone was in a good mood.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is the Ten of Cups from The Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr. Wow,  what a great card! The image of the rainbow with the ten cups in an arch as well. The water reflecting the cups and the rainbow making a circle embracing joy. The land is encircled in the background as well.

The Universe is showing me that I am doing exactly what I need to do. The crystal healing course I am taking is giving me a boost. There are many others with similar interests in the class. We are all pursuing our interests in ways as unique as we are. The public is also interested in crystal healing.

Yesterday some women at a local antique dealer were interested when I bought several crystals and did not need the tags identifying the crystals. I explained that I am a crystal healer and know the names. Soon we were chatting and they asked if I taught classes. Just a few days prior to that I downloaded the forms to sign up to teach a community education class.

Just when it seems nothing is working,  things always manage to change. My goals in life continue to evolve as I do. The rainbow always symbolizing hope and the ten full cups abundance.

~Athena

Inextricably Linked

Today was a crisp blue day. The sky was virtually cloudless. The Virgo full moon visible in the afternoon sky. Gratitude and wonder abound at how I’m even here in this skin experiencing such beauty.

Today’s card is The Star from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen. The card screams astrology. The Egyptian priestess is wearing clothing resembling a star filled night sky. There are astrological tools all around here and a chart she is unrolling in her lap.

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The Star

Kenner says, “The art of tarot is inextricably linked with the study of the stars. The professor of astrology (The Star) will help you make the most of both forms of divination.” I do like both art forms. Tarot cards and astrology are tools. I use them to gain a better understanding of events in my life and my place in the world. One of my goals with these Self-centered Tarot readings is to show others how to use the tarot to navigate their own lives.

I’m glad this card showed up today. It’s bright light is helping to navigate me out of a challenging emotional period. The challenge is in accepting myself and my deep need for true fulfillment in my work here on this Earth. This card seems to say, “You’re on the right path.” Especially since the card represents the sign of Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus the planet of sudden change. Transiting Uranus and Venus (love) are currently conjunct, and on top of my natal Jupiter (growth). A breakthrough.

May your star shine brightly for you!

~ Athena

Loving Yourself

Today was a bright blue sunny day. Cold wind, but nice Sun. Spring will be here soon and I cannot wait. Especially after drawing today’s card.

Today’s Self-centered Tarot Card is the 5 of Emotions from the Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland. The card has beautiful colors and the wonderful geometry of the golden mean. You can tell the subject is deeply hurt. The pain in his eyes and brow is quite evident as is the covering of his heart chakra with his hands. Although he is now hurting, the Sun is there in the background. The sacred geometry pouring fourth from the man’s heart illustrate the great depth and meaning of events that have transpired.
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This card makes me cry. It seems as though I have been struggling so much with my emotions lately. My father had a stroke a couple of years ago that really affected me deeply. Relating to him is quite different. It is hard to face the fact that my dad just cannot be there for me the way he used to be. The person I was romantically involved with at the time dumped me shortly thereafter. I believe that individual was either a divine catalyst or a twin flame. Either way the double whammy really did a number on me.

These events have left me with much the same countenance as the man in the card. Pensive, hurt, and knowing there is a depth here that cannot go unnoticed. Powerful growth is underway. Growth in my ability to love myself. It is not an easy task in this world. Especially after untold number of failed romantic relationships. All of them seeming to fail to bring me to this point. A point where I must speak my own truth and truly pay attention to another’s actions. Actions speak much louder than words.

John Holland says, “Honor your feelings. Only by healing and loving yourself — by letting go of the past — can you continue your journey. The suffering associated with this loss delivers profound wisdom and knowledge for your soul.” Indeed it has delivered me to myself, perhaps the greatest gift of all. Holland provides hope, “Focus all your positive energy on the good in your life and what you’re grateful for. Use your healing energy in this way and try not to focus on what you’ve lost, for new beginnings and happiness are just around the corner.”

~Athena

Movement Everywhere

Today was so beautiful. The clouds were like fluffy cotton balls arranged perfectly across the bright blue sky. Spring is upon us.

My Self-centered Tarot card of the day is X The World from the Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The image seems simple, but there is quite a bit going on. There is movement everywhere from the atom, to the snake, to the Milky Way. The colors Bartha uses are perfect and you can see a mimicking of the snake’s head in the tail of the galaxy.

The last week has been tremendously emotional for me. All for purely egoic reasons, which really just means I need some me time. On the beach in the Sun, me time. The only one who is going to make it happen is me. It’s time to stop spending so much time in an office not being fulfilled. I have a deep need to be of real use in this world. That means not doing anything my heart isn’t into anymore.

Today’s card reinforces what I already know. Change is underway. Crystals and healing are my passion. I must follow the passionate path to really live and be in my fullness. Tomorrow is our local gemshow. I can’t wait to see what I find and what finds me!

~ Athena

Astral Vacation

Today is a weird President’s Day. I stayed home with the kids today, since there was no school. Before the kids woke up I was in the shower. By the time I was finished and went downstairs they were ready for pancakes, eggs, and bacon. After breakfast I was planning on going grocery shopping, joining my parents for lunch, and then going to see our counselor. Grocery shopping was put off until after the appointment, and then never happened. My parents and I never quite connected to meet for lunch. The counseling appointment ended with me feeling worse about things. Things are not bad, they are just hard. It is hard being a single parent. I strongly advise against becoming one unless it is your best alternative, which it was in my case. Nonetheless, it is not easy.

My Self-centered Tarot Card of the day is The Chariot from the Wizard’s Tarot from Corrinne Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen. The card comes as a bit of a surprise. I was not expecting to draw such an empowered woman on her high flying broom. My energy feels weak and weepy today. Much is happening in the image. The witch is in Egypt flying above the palm trees, pyramids and sphinx. There is a dog or coyote that seems to be her protector. Pi and the Moon frame her star adorned hat brim. It seems as though she is on a journey in search of something important. Her spirit guides protect her in her quest.

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Kenner writes something that stays with me, “The band of her hat features shimmering glyphs of the astrological sign Cancer. The stars of the constellation Cancer are swept up in the bristles of the broom, too. Cancer is the sign of home and family life–but astral projection makes it possible to see the world without leaving home.” Now the reason this really sticks with me is that our counselor suggested a vacation. A vacation seems completely out of reach at this point in my life for a multitude of reasons.

My plan is to do some fun things around town with the kids for spring break. We’ll have a nice little staycation. I’ll do some astral travelling and see the world in my dreams. Luckily I have already seen the pyramids, but only from the air. Weird kind of like this card. Did I just connect timelines?!? February 2015, meet July 2001. I only saw the pyramids from the air, because I was en-route to New York City after contracting Malaria in Calcutta (Kolkata).

Really what I need to do is keep on writing about how to apply spiritual tools to our everyday lives. Tarot is one such tool. Meditation is probably the greatest key to unlocking our latent spiritual gifts. Crystals inspire me and make me feel good. I am excited to go to our local gem show this weekend. I may be offering some crystals and related items for sale on my website soon.

If you too lack the time, money, or energy to take a vacation by all means take an astral-vacation. I hope to start tonight!

~Athena

It Simply Happened

Overnight my energy centers are open allowing universal love to flow forth, like overflowing pools. It feels so good. Beyond any description I could conjure with mere words. Words are so clumsy at describing feelings, especially source love.

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Open Chakras

My heart chakra opened up nearly three years ago. Now after much meditation, contemplation, love, and spiritual work it feels as though my body and spirit are vibrating as one. This activation feels as though I played no active role.  It simply happened, because it is time.

~ Athena

Majestic Beauty

This morning was a great morning. We all made it to school and work bright and early. Even work and school were easy. It’s always nice to have an easy day.

Today’s Self-centered card is Mountain, Strength from the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer. The image on the card is a majestic rocky mountain glowing in the sunset. Gorgeous.

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Mountain, Strength

Mountains are magnificent beings. They are mysterious, cold, wild, dangerous, beautiful, inspiring, and full of awe. The Mountain whispers timeless tales into your ear with their cold windy breath.

The card reminds me to be still and rest in my fullness and be cognizant that, “When the mountain feels threatened in some way…” Farmer continues, “the strength exhibited can wreak havoc for all beings caught on its skin.”

My task is to maintain balance, remembering my strength has the potential to harm. My ego better not become enamored with the whole majestic beauty thing or there could be havoc to be wreaked.

~ Athena

New Methods

It was warm outside this morning. The rain stopped today. It had been raining for three days. We had to be out the door early for an orthodontist appointment. Palate expanders aren’t much fun for the little ones. Lucky we are all happy now and heading out the door shortly for some frozen yogurt.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is Ten of Shields, Harvest from the Native American Tarot Deck by Magda and J.A. Gonzalez. The man in the image appears to be young. He stoops low to cut the stem of tobacco plants. They are ready for harvest.

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Ten of Shields, Harvest

The interpretation of this card seems pretty obvious, hard work, careful trending, and mother Earth provide a great harvest. The authors of the deck say,

“The essence of Harvest is new methods. A change in viewpoint brings knowledge, wisdom and rewards.”

More than ever my creativity is flowing almost to the point of lashing out when not released. This seems new, except that I have always been creative. My lifetime in “the system” educational, medical, banking, etc. killed my innate desire to have fun creating art, music, and poetry. I’m back. And it’s high time for new methods!

~ Athena

Reacting to Something

It was a foggy morning. My emotions were just as foggy as the morning. My body was in the midst of reacting to something. Am I feeling the fool (full) moon already? That was a Freudian slip of the fingers. Maybe I’m just a big cry baby.

Today is magically a two-card day. Guess the Universe knows I needed a pick-me-up after an emotional for no reason day. The self-centered tarot cards of the day are Three of Staves and Two of Cups from The Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr.

The woman in the first card is holding a stave in hand as a walking stick while she looks out to sea waiting for her ship to come in. Waldherr’s meaning, “An enterprise about to cumulate in success. The ability to transform goals into realistic action.” I say, maybe. Perhaps she is just a strong willed young woman who needed to get some air and is contemplating getting the hell out of there. Who really knows except her? At least she’s looking outward with her head held high!

In the second card, the woman sparkles in the moonlight, while the newly weds raise a cup to what they can achieve together. Notice the word can. One without the other is just one. Both together has great potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, literally. Luckily Waldherr saves me with her interpretation, “Integration of masculine and feminine aspects within oneself. An attraction that may become a serious relationship.”

While scrying after my meditation and prior to drawing the cards tonight, I saw many aspects of myself from many different space-time realities merge into the me here and now. Here’s to hoping for a hottie, just in case this situation turns out to be the latter. Cheers!

~Athena

The Smirk

Today is a beautiful day. It’s sunny and warm. The sky is a beautiful pale blue with wispy clouds in the distance. The promise of springtime is in the air.

Today’s card is the Adept of Crystals from The Sirian Starseed Tarot deck by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alysa Bartha. The smirk on this adept’s face shows his sense of power and over indulged ego. Cori says of the adept, “passionate, at times impulsive, filled with vitality and determination to advance.”

Crystals are beautiful. The one in the adept’s hands is powerful. With great power comes great responsibility. This card reminds me that while I am capable, I still have much to learn.

Tomorrow I will be installing a new car battery. Not one of those easy peasy under your hood car batteries. My car is a Volkswagen, so I first must partially remove the driver’s seat. I’m sure my patience will be challenged, but it will all turn out with me getting what’s hopefully not the last of the cheap gas!

~ Athena

More Here Now

This morning was foggy and cold. I meditated briefly before taking a shower. I should have meditated longer. My mood was just like the astrological weather, Mars cold in the fog who knows where doing who knows what for no reason conjunct Neptune in Pisces.

Mars in my natal chart is in Aries, the fire sign, and opposite Pluto, transformation, in Libra, the sign of balance. Basically that means I have quite a passionate fiery temperament. So, now after a few days of being in this fog, I’m ready to be out! Mercury also went retrograde today. So, I applied for a job. I have to take this Mars aggression out on something.

The tarot card I drew today took me aback a little. The subject’s hair in this one is a real doozy. Today’s self-centeredly drawn tarot card is Queen of Wands from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner illustrated by John J. Blumen.
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The image on the card is that of a surreal Medusa. Her blue skin glows in the warmth of the contained fire on either side of her and in her wand. The Moon suggests the woman’s deep emotional connection and state of illumination. Kenner says of the queen, “She is sinewy and strong, willful and dynamic, confident and self-assured.” These are qualities I very much admire. Today I feel tired, weak, emotional, and yet I feel this desire deep within propelling me toward growth.

It seems this card has come to remind me, I am fiery and passionate. Even though this fog has me feeling unsure about my emotions, Neptune has been working with Mars to cut through some dense nebulous stuff in my heart chakra.

There is a powerful cleansing occurring on many levels within. My cells perceive new energy and are rapidly incorporating it into physical healing and nourishment, like another type of nutrient. There is a simultaneous release of old energy and a freeing of my soul to be more here now in the physical. It is painful and it feels so blissfully good. It feels like a great soothing all encompassing love is filling in those spaces left open.

Tomorrow I am going to meditate longer. It really sets the tone for a good day, when done properly.

~Athena

Aware and in Control

The sunrise this morning was a gorgeous deep orange-red. The Moon was hanging above the southern horizon highlighting the day’s beauty.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is from the Goddess Tarot Deck by Kris Weldherr. Today was another two card day. Four of Swords fell out of the deck. Behind it was X Fortune, Lakshmi.

The woman sleeping with swords above her at first disturbed me until I realized she was aware and in control of them, even in the sleep state, indicating great strength. Waldherr states, “The four swords are suspended above her protecting her from the outside world.”

The next card, X Fortune, Lakshmi is gorgeous. She rides on the back of a beautiful bird with her twin flame, Vishnu. They survey the valley below and abundance flows.

Things aren’t perfect in my life, but they’re pretty damn good.

~ Athena

Change is Good

The day started off foggy. The Sun came out about lunchtime. It hurt my eyes for a moment. It has been many days since I last saw the blue sky. I am appreciative.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is 5, Financial & Material Changes from the Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland.

The image on the card seems to indicate a split. The index finger and thumb are in splendid warm tones while the ring and pinky fingers are bathed in cool tones. The card seems to indicate divorce even though the ring is typically on the left hand in western cultures.

The number five represents change in numerology. It also represents the kind of change you find in your pocket, coins. Think pentagram on the suit of coins in the tarot. Apparently I can look forward to possibly disturbing changes that I need to keep my chin up about. Those changes are likely financial, and could include divorce as a partner’s money is part of our own financial well being.

The changes I foresee happening including harnessing my creativity via my index finger and thumb to create new opportunities for greater freedom.

Change is good. The kind that happens in our lives and the kind I find in my pocket!

~ Athena

Flowing Again

My day has been so interesting. I found a tumbled hematite crystal in the parking lot at my kids’ school this morning. It glistened its mercurial black chrome color in the icy parking lot. The stone was ice cold when I picked it up. A stone right there in my path. What was it doing there? It was obviously meant for me.

When I was about ten years old, I was riding my bike though my neighborhood when I came across what appeared to be a big chunk of round metal with a strange ridge around the center making one side slightly larger. It looked man-made. I remember saying, “This is a rock?” after I smelled it. The stone laid in the middle of my path like it had been placed there for me to find.

A couple of years ago I went into my local metaphysical store and was surprised to see another stone like the one I had found. It was the first time I had seen another one like it. It is a shaman stone, which has a sandstone core surrounded by an other layer composed mainly of iron.

My shaman stone is broken now. My brother broke it when we were kids. I always wondered what it was like inside, so I didn’t really mind. It is perfect for meditation now. I love it.

So, now today decades later a hematite shows up. Another stone composed mostly of iron. The shape is interesting. It has smooth edges and oblong skull shape that fits the palm of my hand perfectly. I love it too.

Magically today is a two-card day. Today’s cards are the Sage of Orbs and Three of Chalices from the Sirian Starseed Tarot deck by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The Sage of Orbs card seems to be the most homely card in the deck. Luckily the meaning Cori provides makes up for it.

Cori says, “The ultimate female authority… …the Sage is a queen, a priestess, a medicine woman, an earth mother.” The suit of orbs corresponds to the suit of swords in a traditional tarot deck. It represents thought, and the difficulties we face overcoming our own perceptions as well as the clarity that is found in “illuminating” thoughts.

The Three of Chalices is a lovely card. There appear to be three friends enjoying one another with flowers around their necks. Cori says the card represents, “… celebration of what comes from sharing emotionally and spiritually with others–without limitation.”

Finding that hematite today, then drawing these cards is so synchronistic. Things are flowing again and much more abundantly than ever before. And people are more genuine. Now is an amazing time. Let’s celebrate!

~ Athena