Full Moon in Aquarius: Tarot Spell for Independence

Don't you think it's time to walk away from that toxic situation? Need the confidence to say "Bye Felicia" to someone / something? Let the Full Moon in Aquarius give you the encouragement to make peace within yourself and to finally move on. We will be utilising The Fool card to make that major leap. The planet association for the Major Arcana card is Uranus, ruler over the zodiac sign Aquarius. 

You will need:

  • The Fool Card (deck of your choice)
  • Lavender and lemongrass essential oils
  • Scissors
  • Glue or scotch tape 
  • Parchment paper 
  • Pen, pencil or marker
  • Wood craft stick

Directions

Find a safe area where your magical items won't be disturbed. 

With a pair of scissors, cut the parchment paper into a triangle. 

Using your pen, pencil or marker, write out your affirmation on what you want to claim independence from. Here's a couple of examples you can use:

I AM FREE FROM MY [insert situation here]

I CLAIM INDEPENDENCE FROM [insert situation]

[insert situation] NO LONGER SERVES ME

Once it's written, either glue or scotch tape your parchment paper onto your wood craft stick. You're making a small flag for your ritual. 

Take a few drops of lavender and lemongrass and place it on the wood craft stick. Make sure not to overly saturate it. An equal ratio of 5 drops per herb will suffice. 

With the Fool card, place the flag next to your tarot card. Meditate on your newfound freedom. Take your paper flag and gently wave it back and forth. Feel the air of hope energising your body. While waving your flag, recite the following:

The time has come
For me to reclaim my power
No longer will I be
In a state of sorrow
I take the leap of faith
I bring forth change
My new path starts now
I live my new life, unashamed

Be sure to leave the small flag in a safe place where it won't be disturbed. Let it be a reminder on your breakthrough. Don't forget to give thanks to your spirit guides!

Let me know what you think of my tarot spell. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Blessings,
Diana

Udderly Zen: Monthly Intuitive Reading for August 2017

What does a zen cow say? Mu.

What does a zen cow say? Mu.

Hola my moo-tiful people! I hope that the previous month have treated you udderly well 🐮

My dear pet cow Betsy has been roaming around while feeling uplifted. She's pretending to be a lion (a cow lion, maybe?)  For this month, I will be using the Sacred India Tarot by Yogi Impressions and our three oracle decks Sensory OracleNYC Vintage Subway Wanderlust Oracle and Persona Femina Oracle (you can purchase our decks here). 

Let us moo-ve into the reading! 

Overall View Of The Month

For the beginning of the month, we have Ace of Staves (Wands). I get a sense of opportunities brimming on the surface. Though it may take a bit of digging, you might find something that will be worth your time. A sense of new beginning, new paths are being taken with a tremendous force guiding you. The travel to your destination may be rough. You may feel that you won't make it on the other side. But you will. 

For the middle of the month, we have Strength. Considering that Mercury will be in retrograde, it's time to back up your data, be mindful of your communication and take great care of your physical and mental health. The Strength card urges us that while we may have our inner demons to battle, we must remain vigilant and persistent on reaching our goals. It takes a lot of courage and confidence to shoot past through the BS and aim towards something higher. 

For the end of the month, we have Eight of Arrows (Swords). An internal battle ensues and you may feel that you're at odds against yourself. You may find yourself more irritated on situations that does not serve your physical and mental being. This is a good time to wrap up loose ends and find creative solutions in dealing with problems at hand. 

Astrology Aspects For This Month

  • Uranus Rx - 8/3
  • Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Aquarius - 8/7
  • Mercury Rx - 8/12
  • New Moon Solar Eclipse on Leo 8/21
  • Sun Enters Virgo 8/22
  • Saturn goes Direct 8/25
  • Venus in Leo 8/26
  • Juno goes Direct 8/26
  • Mercury in Leo 8/31

Lessons From The Oracle

For the overall lesson, we have "Wand", "Reflection" and "Emotional Procrastination." You may find yourself wanting to put off problems that are either due to lack of confidence or not having the right resources in solving them. However, it's important to know that you can't simply "pass the buck" and let someone else deal with it. Take the time to see past through the murkiness and dig deep on what's happening. There may be some unresolved issues that you have not acknowledged beforehand. 

I hope you enjoyed my monthly reading! What do you anticipate for the month of July to provide? Let me know in the comments 😃

Blessings,
Diana

New Moon in Leo: Tarot Spell To Invoke Your Inner Boss Vibes

 

Sometimes, we need to get shit done. While we may not feel that our confidence is at its peak, you have what it takes to strut your stuff. It's time to get to work. Let your power soar with my spell below. 

You will need

  • The Sun card
  • A gold piece of jewelry, accessory or apparel
  • Your favourite feel good music playlist (I'm a fan of Demi Lovato and Jennifer Lopez - both whom are fierce and fabulous Leos)
  • Yellow or gold candles 

Directions:

  • When performing this spell, it is best to do so in the day time and outside. If the Sun is in full force, try to take advantage of the regenerative energy. If not, see if you can imagine the power of the Sun, while conducting your ritual. 
  • Place the items outside in an area where it won't be disturbed. Have the candles on opposite directions. 
  • Place your Sun card between the candles. Have the gold item right below the card. Light up the candles. 
  • Using your smartphone, tablet or any device that has music, start playing your favourite songs. As you listen to the lyrics, hold the gold piece in your hands and raise it to the sky while dancing. Your dance moves don't have to be perfect! Feel the rhythm coursing through your veins while listening to your songs. Try to hone in the empowering energy from the songs and having it transferred to your gold item. A good example - Demi Lovato's "Confident" usually makes me feel like I got my projects under control. 
  • Once you feel like the energy has been transferred to your gold piece, recite the following:

By the power of The Sun
And in all it's glory
I will make a bold entrance
I'm here to tell my story!

  • Wear your gold piece when you need a boost of confidence and stability in your career or relationships. Be sure to thank your spirit guides for their assistance.

I hope you enjoyed this piece! Let me know what you think in the comments.

Blessings,
Diana

Full Moon in Capricorn: Tarot Spell to Resist Temptation

In light of the Full Moon in Capricorn, temptations will arise. Toxic habits, relationships and situations will be in full force.  There are others who will play the Devil's advocate. Only the truth will surface one way or another.  While the above statement may sound dramatic, it's as clear as day as we are under the influence of this zodiac sign. Without a doubt, the tarot card association for Capricorn is the Devil. If you're looking to cut the cords and move on with ease, check out my tarot spell below. 

You will need:

  • The Devil card (deck of your choice)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Black strings
  • One red and one black candle
  • Picture or object representing the temptation/toxic influence

Directions:

  • Using the item placements as a guide based on the drawing, Place the red and black candles in opposite directions. Have the picture or object in the middle of the candles. Place the Devil card at the bottom of the picture/object. 
  • With one hand, create a loop between your fingers with the string. 
  • While holding a pair of scissors on the other hand, recite the following:

    Under the Full Moon
    I will release
    All of the negative habits
    For this, I do preach. 
    No longer will I bind myself
    In an endless loop
    I cut the cords
    Here is my proof. 

     
  • Snip the string with the scissors in half. Pass the broken strings onto the candle flames and let them burn in a fireproof bowl. 
  • Recite the following:

    What's done is done
    I am free from the chains
    I will no longer run
    Away from the pain. 

     
  • Snuff out the candles. Be sure to thank your spirit guides for their assistance. 

I hope you enjoyed this tarot spell. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Blessings,
Diana

International Tarot Day 2017 - Blog Hop Collaboration with Nym's Divination

I'm thrilled and honored to collaborate with Bree Ferguson from Nym's Divination in celebration of International Tarot Day (July 8, 2017).  For this year, I was asked to contribute my thoughts for The Lovers card. I hope you enjoy this post!

The Lovers - from our upcoming Tarot deck "Betsy Tarot"

The Lovers - from our upcoming Tarot deck "Betsy Tarot"

The Lovers is probably one of the most misunderstood tarot card in the Major Arcana. While the title itself is indicating pure romance, it goes beyond the surface. 

I am often reminded about my marriage with my husband. We share the good and the bad in terms of our partnership. What makes our marriage work (and it's no secret, really) is transparency. When we start understanding the Lover's card more objectively, the subject behind the imagery is communication. A sense of coming together. Even with a deity / spiritual entity / etc. looming in the background, it boils down to how far we're willing to meet in the middle.  

In terms of astrology, the Lover's card is represented by the zodiac sign Gemini.  Geminis are ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is known for communication and quick thinking logical stances.  The public perception of the Lover's card is deemed as a saccharine image; the whole "I'll find my Prince / Princess and live happily ever after." What the Lovers card really is saying is this - "I want to be with him/her but they're far apart. Can I make it to the other side without tripping?"

My husband and I did meet in the middle, thanks to his brother (who is a Gemini). Our small marriage celebration and inviting my brother in law as the best man of our Christmas Eve wedding was a moment that I'll never forget. In many ways, my brother in law was the angel in the card - guiding us together but leaving enough room for my husband and I to figure out our paths before we sealed the deal. 

So the next time you encountered a Lovers card, think of the trials it took for both parties to go through before reaching a common ground. Their journeys may surprise you when reaching their happy ending.

I hope you all have been enjoying this blog hop! Please see Sandra Gedds blog at Firerose Tarot for the next next amazing blog in the hop. Thank you for reading! 

Tarot Astrology Scopes for July 2017

Hola everyone! I've compiled up a short and sweet list containing the tarot astrology scopes. I am using the Everyday Witch Tarot (pictures below).  The scopes below can be applied to the Sun, Moon and Rising signs. Enjoy!

Aries: Eight of Pentacles - It's a great time to showcase your accomplishments! Use that time to polish up your skills and don't be afraid to broadcast your services. 

Taurus: Five of Pentacles - There's hope at the end of the road.  Seek counsel and a place of security from dealing a troublesome situation. 

Gemini: Nine of Wands - If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. Don't lose hope on perfecting your craft. 

Cancer:  Three of Pentacles - Others will take notice on your efforts. Your way of doing things can be different, compared to what others were indoctrinated on accomplishing certain tasks.

Leo: Four of Swords - It's time to take a mental break. You have a lot of good ideas running in your mind, but you need to slow down before approaching the next phase.

Virgo: The Sun - Everything is coming up rosy! Celebrate your hard work with your supportive circle. 

Libra: Five of Wands - Negotiations can be a hard sell if everyone is disagreeing on a topic. Try to find a middle ground, while remaining patient.

Scorpio: Death - It's time to pull out your scorpion sting. All negative matters that once clinged onto you will disappear when you unleash your transformational energy.

Sagittarius: The Chariot - The winds are changing direction. Now it is a good time to explore options and travel more when needed.

Capricorn: The World - A sense of accomplishment after performing your tasks. Take the time to relish your efforts before going back to reality.

Aquarius: Three of Cups - All good in the neighbourhood! A collective energy of allies will come together to celebrate your ideas for a better future.

Pisces: Queen of Pentacles - Remaining focused and grounded at your domain. Time to focus on self care and indulging without the guilt.

Web Development and Graphic Design Services Now Available

Hola everyone! Many folks have asked if we're still involved in the web development and graphic design industry. I'm happy to announce that we've reopened our services to the public! 

Our business has undergo numerous changes in the past. Finding a niche and sticking to it has been challenging for the most part. After taking plenty of turns, we decided to settle in doing what's best within our skill sets - offering front end dev services, while providing motivational content on our blog. 

We hope that you like the new layout and the direction that Red Lotus Designz is taking! Be sure to check out our Shop page for more information about our services.

Stay Magickal,
Diana