KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

MEGA VLOG #7 + Online Astrology Resources & A Kickass List Of Fun Things To Do This Summer...


2016, The Year Of The Queen has officially reached the half way point, and what a doozy of a year it's been so far! MANY challenges. MANY breakthrus. And so many lessons to integrate now, as we move into the next six months...

Therefore- I say it's prime time we all take a break.

Now is the perfect time to take a long, liberal moment for the integration process to really do it's thing.

Rest, in that way, is not an inactive pursuit, because, even as you're floating in the pool, gorging on watermelon and burying your nose in book after book, something profound is going on below the surface...

When you give yourself a hiatus, when you hit pause on the efforting & allow yourself to unwind, you give your Soul the space it needs to do some necessary, internal feng shui, which can really come in handy once the hustle & bustle of autumn starts to come back around.  

That's what I'm doing for myself in July and my hope is that the 3 week hiatus I am now embarking on will encourage you to create some space like that of your own...



If you're interested in spending your summer diving deeper into the magickal sea of the cosmos, I've got a handful of kickass resources to share with you here.

First & foremost, if you don't yet have a copy of your natal chart, I recommend scooting on over to Astrolabe pronto & getting yourself at least a FREE report there to see how you like it.

And then- you can go nuts exploring all the different aspects in your chart...

Aquarius Nation, as I mentioned in the video above, is an awesome resource for exploring your own personal mythology, as well as the current astrological currents, and I really appreciate the heart KV, the kickass creatrix behind all things Aquarius Nation, puts into everything she creates.

Robert Ohotto. Robert Ohotto. Robert Ohotto. How many times have I mentioned Robert Ohotto??? Probably more times than is dignified, but whatever- I'm a fan. Did you see this BOOK NERD post I did on Transforming Fate Into Destiny? I also recommend subscribing to his podcast, Soul Connexions. Even if you don't care about astrology, you're still going to learn a ton about archetypes, shadow work and all things psycho-spiritual from a guy who really knows his stuff.

Exploring Astrology is my newest discovery & I'm super gung ho about it. The first episode I listened to was called "Exploring Jung", and from there I was hooked like a crazed & googly-eyed insta-fan. Check it out & join the club.

I never miss Anne Ortelee's Weekly Weather Astrology. She's my go-to gal for getting the scope on the week ahead & I've learned a lot since discovering her work early last year. She collaborated with Danielle Laporte on the creation of the Desire Map Day Planner & the forecast portion of that book really got my attention. It turned out to be spot on.

I also really enjoy the work of both Aepril Schaile and Sonja Francis and have had the pleasure of interviewing both for Every Witch Way!

Two new-to-me Youtube astrologers who I've been digging this year are Kirilly, The Cosmic Space Priestess and John Wadsworth. They are such opposite characters in terms of personality & appearance, but I really appreciate the balance that creates.

What are some of your favorite astrology resources online?


"We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else." -C.G. Jung


And- if astrology ain't your thang- or even if it is, but you like to live a more well-rounded, pop-grounded life....

3 summers ago, I created this list of 10 Movie Rentals For A Kickass Summer Film Fest At Home and then the next summer, I added 3 more... 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE movies & find that summer rentals are the perfect way to beat the heat & create a fun, bonding experience with friends & family on a long, hot, sticky day.

So- here are a half dozen more to add to the Must See summer viewing list...

American Ultra : So wild & action packed. It makes an awesome date night movie, as it blends just enough quirky romance to balance out the over-the-top shoot outs & espionage.

True Romance : Everything I said about American Ultra applies here, too. I was so obsessed with this movie when it first came out & even just thinking about it now puts a smile on my face. If you want to witness Gary Oldman at his craziest & Patricia Arquette at the peak of her charm, you gotta see it! 

Trainwreck : Surprised me in the very best way. I was expecting it to be all raunch and bravado, but there's actually a sweet love story at the heart of it all.

Bridesmaids : This & Trainwreck would make such a FUN double feature - slumber party - girls night in... Oh the laughs! Like- pee-your-pants, snort-your-face-off laughter! And- it doesn't matter how many times you've seen it. It always brings the awesome.

Ex Machina : Truly one of the most unique movies I have ever seen & deeply intriguing. Another perfect date night flick. 

Stand By Me : With it's classic soundtrack and heart string-tugging nostalgia, this is a coming of age story for every generation and a kind of time machine back to more innocent days. This would be a good one to watch with the whole family, from older kids to your grandparents. There's something for everyone here. 


"You know what your problem is? It's that you haven't seen enough movies. All of life's riddles are answered in the movies." -Steve Martin (Grand Canyon)


And- if you have yet to get hip to the magick of Netflix- you are totally missing out!!!

There is something so delicious about kicking back in bed with an arsenal of snacks & the glow of your laptop mesmerizing you into an entertainment trance late at night.

I actually started my Netflix journey catching up on New Girl from spot one, because I missed that train when it originally left the station... Although with Netflix you never really miss the train!

Hence- the birth of binge-watching.

I'm actually doing something similar with Mad Men now. I'm up to season 2 and crazy-enthralled.

If original programming is more your thing, Netflix is seriously giving HBO a run for their money in that department. Their original stand up is top notch (HELLO Bill Burr) and they've got a major handle on how to rock the episodic series. My faves so far are...

Love

Master Of None

Sensitive Skin


"Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light." -Vera Nazarian


If reading is more your speed, I recommend checking out the monster list of BOOK NERD posts I've been adding to over the years, although it mainly involves non-fiction. I do love to read fiction, too, the witchier the better! Joanne Harris & Paula Brackston are favorites in that regard...

And then- I've got one heckuva summer reading stack piling up on my nightstand even as I type, which includes...

The Three Only Things by Robert Moss

Madame Blavatsky : The Mother Of Modern Spirituality by Gary Lachman

My Wicked Wicked Ways by Sandra Cisneros

The Western Guide to Feng Shui by Terah Kathryn Collins

Facing East : Ancient Health & Beauty Secrets by Jingduan Yang & Norma Kamali


Oh yeah- and one more thing... MUSIC.

I made you this groovy summer playlist for when you're stuck in the kitchen, scrubbing the tub or just chilling out on the patio, lemonade & paper fan in hand...

May your summer be especially relaxing & all kinds of reviving this year, and- until we meet again...

MUCH LOVE to you!!! -xo




Friday, June 24, 2016

The Weekly Witch Review #107 : Yoni Egg Magick, The Devouring Mother, Fantastic Beasts, Medicinal Herbal Syrups & More!

TGiF Witches...

Welcome to the latest edition of "The Weekly Witch Review", a kickass guide to all things new & exciting (or at least new & exciting to me) on the wonderfully wacky world wide web... 



Pluto + The Moon = The Devouring Mother... Yikes! She's intense.

CRAZY HUGE LEVELS OF AWESOME : a verrry informative interview on The Healing Power Of Yoni Eggs

Killstar's Killin It with the witchy-goth style...


What a FUN synchronicity...  I'd just been researching edible flowers for an intriguing recipe I found online when this showed up in my feed - Beautiful Flowers You Can Eat

Juniper The Fox : This adorable lil’ trickster has her own Instagram account…

Kelly-Ann Maddox discovers her Moon Sign, which means Youtube is about to get a lot more interesting. Something thrilling happens when a super witchy woman gets hip to astrology (oh- the insights!) & Kelly-Ann is the witchiest- so... looking forward to seeing how this starts making it's way into future videos.

Studying your natal chart can be a deeply healing experience. It can make you laugh with recognition… or cry. It can evoke feelings of self-compassion, understanding & complete awe. Learning about the infamously challenging Saturn in Cancer aspect in my chart has done all three.

Hee Hee Hee... How To Be A Traditional Witch On The Internet.

MOViE MAGiCK : J.K. Rowling & Eddie Redmayne on Fantastic Beasts

Would you like to see a sneak peak of Carrie Bradshaw - er... I mean Sarah Jessica Parker's new HBO series, Divorce??? Of course you would. Is it witchy? Who cares? It's SJP!!!

All kinds of inspiring, 97 year old yoga teacher, Tao Porchon-Lynch says that she hasn’t finished learning & that her students are her teachers...


Hey now! How did I miss this???  I too got to ask Anna Biller if she is a witch, after attending a screening of The Love Witch a few weeks ago. Do you remember when I shared all those links to The Love Witch last month? No? Well then- I’m just going to cut & paste them all here again (my first WWR flashback) in hopes that it will inspire you to seek this movie out pronto. I just know you're gonna love it...

(repost from May 6) MY CURRENT OBSESSiON = THE LOVE WiTCH. "She loved men… to death." Ha! Ha! Ha! This looks so over-the-top campy that it might actually be genius. Check out what director Anna Biller had to say about casting Samantha Robinson as The Love Witch, and then read this most intriguing review...

Everything You Need To Know About Adaptogens- and- if you care about living a long, magickal life- YES, you NEED to know.

8 Ancient Rituals That Are Good for Your Health

Wait till you see this... talk about Hippie Witchy Magick! I recommend setting this video to full screen in order to take in the maximum radness of Life in a Gypsy Caravan.

Wallis Simpson as an Astrological History Crush… 

She did not give a flying fuq about the protocol and tradition of the royal family.  She was named “Woman of the Year” by Time magazine in 1936, the first time the “man of the year” was a woman. It was purely for her notoriety but still, imagine what she could have pulled off if born into different times?

The Cult Of Arcosanti? Check out this experimental desert town that inspired a Star Wars planet.

How To Make Medicinal Herbal Syrups

WiTCHY VLOG OF THE WEEK : MoodyThursday on Traditional Tarot vs Doreen Virtue's Tarot...


★ Tuesday's Episode Of HiPPiE WiTCH : Magick For A New Age... 

Magickal Games For Magickal People


 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Become More Psychic & Intuitive By Learning To Read Your Body's Very Own Sign Language...

"Every single day your soul is whispering to you; it's speaking to you through your body." -Denise Linn  

Your body speaks in the language of signs.

Are you willing to listen?



6 Steps To Reading The Sign Language Of Your Body : 

1. When you notice an unpleasant or nagging feeling trying to make it's way into your conscious awareness, instead of pushing it down, tapping it away with EFT, trying to positively affirm it into something else or simply distracting yourself with something that feels better or more familiar in the moment, invite it in. Sit with it. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and give it your full attention.

2. Locate where in your body this feeling exists and then channel all of your energy and attention into that one place.

3. Identify the actual physical sensation of it. Is it hot or cold? Subtle or fierce? Is it fluttery, vibrating, light, heavy, angry, sad or painful? Does it move around or stay in one place? Does it shrink or expand when you give it attention? Does it have a color or a sound?

4. Once you have a real connection to the shape and tone of the feeling, ask it what it wants.

5. Stay in receiving mode, quiet & meditative, until your answer appears. It could come in the form of a complete sentence or even a full blown story that it wants to share. or it could simply be an image or symbol that needs further deciphering.

6. Acknowledge and thank your body for communicating with you, promise to pay attention to it's signs more closely now going forward and then honor your body's request as a direct message from Spirit.


*If you enjoyed today's post & want to explore this topic further, I highly recommend checking out Denise Linn's Unlock The Secret Messages Of Your Body? It's such an empowering book & one I will be revisiting during the 3 week hiatus I'm taking for myself in July.