The act of decluttering our possessions is one of the most positive things you can do for you and your home. By letting go of the broken, the worn out, ill fitting or just boring we lighten our baggage indoors significantly. Don’t you feel good when you drop the cartons off at your local charity? Or discover the joy of recycling?
I used to declutter twice a year during the change of seasons and wardrobes but discovered it was still feeling stuffy at home and have now begun decluttering just one drawer, shelf, desk every few days. Less time consuming less overwhelming and a little bit of feel good afterwards.
Good Energy one carton at a time.
Decluttering is no longer limited to Spring, anytime of the year is a good time. What I love about it is that it teaches us to focus on what is essential and what truly matters. And after a good session of letting go, I like to burn essential oils for purification and positive energy.
How often do you declutter and how do you feel about it?
A sense of unease and uncertainty may cloud your thoughts today. You may feel restless or irritable, Something may feel blurry or not right inside and no amount of self analysis will get you the peace you seek. Old conversations may play in your head on a loop. Someone’s silence may be frustrating. The Pandemic begins to get to you. On days like this, turn to Nature for help and healing. Connect with the greenery outside, or even a potted plant in your home and allow the Empress Gaia to do her magic. Do nothing, just contemplate her beauty in silence and discover a deep reservoir of inner strength. Experience for yourself the power of the Empress of Nature. To soothe, strengthen, calm and heal our souls.
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Healing crystals has been a passion for me since 2000. Fascinated by the colours, textures and properties of these magical stones, I have spent years studying them and applying them to heal myself and others. Needless to say, I have learnt a lot from crystals but in recent years a whole lot more.
Lesson One –Reduce Shopping
Ignorance was Greedy Bliss . When it came to buying crystals I used to be like a kid in a candy shop, peering excitedly at what was on display, asking the sales executive questions, feeling the coloured tumbled stones and cabuchons in my palm and loading my shopping basket.
I had no clue what was going on behind the scenes as I soaked in the natural beauty of crystals and researched and applied their healing properties. My collection spanned numerous boxes and soon one shelf became two and then three.
Did I need so much?
Ignorantly I was fuelling an industry that was not only raping our mines but exploiting the poor into destroying the environment. Horror stories of mining practices came to view and I decided to stop buying any more new crystals in 2018. What I had in my collection would stay, be revered and used as healing tools. If people needed crystals they would be welcome to purchase from my existing stock but I would no longer add to my collection, nor take any requests to source a crystal.
Lesson Two – Reuse and Recycle Old Crystals
If you’ve stopped wearing the bracelet, or find the mala is collecting dust examine it for any chips/cracks or damage. Undamaged healing Crystals can be re-energised for a new intent or a new person provided they are cleansed right. An old healing bracelet which you no longer feel like wearing can be re-energized for the family room and hung on the wall. Old malas can be restrung into new and powerful combinations, the possibilities for re-use are endless as the inherent magnificence of the stone remains, and will continue to remain for centuries after you. I like to bury damaged and broken crystals back into the earth or have dropped them into the rivers. Back home to Nature where they came from.
Our Crystal mines are rapidly depleting. Chunks of land is blasted apart and too many labourers are being exploited. Let us leave what there is, buried in Earth and respect and cherish what we already have in our homes and offices. Mother Earth has been generous but as humans we’ve overdone the taking as usual. It’s time to conserve, stop buying and to work with what we already have.
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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You stop caring about something or someone. Totally disassociate yourself with an organisation or a relationship that just wasn’t worth your time and energy anymore. You may even move out or take a break from your partner if matters come to a hilt. Nothing to panic, it’s all for the best and only you know how much you’ve endured. A good time to sort your mind out and reorganise your schedule. Too much time’s been wasted on unproductive tasks. Pull up your socks and show them what you’re made of. Watch out for sudden breakdowns in electronic appliances and sudden bills, make sure you have a plan B ready.
Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)
Dreaming is good, doing is better. A great period for putting all your plans, goals and dreams into action. You realise the power of planning and may discover success very soon. Healthwise you may find it difficult to relax with so much going around in your head. A particularly tense situation may get defused with a loved one, and if you’d been in a cold war with a special someone, this week should bring some heartwarming news your way. Don’t let your ego come in the way of love. A good period for students who are planning their higher studies, the clearer you are, the smoother things will progress.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You will be prevented from rising up the ladder if you display too much ambition or aggression. Keep your strategy inside you and for a while avoid sharing your ideas freely. Take things one step at a time. Listen to your elders, one well meaning soul has beeen telling you the same thing for years now. And they are right. Avoid falling into the trap of procastination. Accomplish now and delay no further. Singles may find themselves choosing between 2 equally attractive options. Family first and you may find yourself busy with family matters, relax, if things are sorted out in time, there’s no need for concern.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Peace prevails again and you find yourself smiling from inside. Good feeling isnt it? And you deserve every bit of it. You may feel like focussing on your home at this period, redecorating or cooking a special meal for your loved ones. If planning on studying overseas or learning a new skill, luck is in your favour. Remember not to get too passive in this period, don’t waste time and energy doing nothing. Singles may find the return of an old flame. Before you return to your ex remember why you two broke up in the first place.
Leo (July 23- Aug 22)
It’s one thing to crave the finer things in life, but it’s another thing to go way beyond your means. This month sees you splurging or simply being impulsive in your expenses. Curb the need to shop. And if you were planning to catch up with some old friends, expect a very pleasant encounter. If involved or married, you and your better half may make plans for a holiday. Remember to stay within your budget! New friendships prove to be very valuable and you could find yourself counting your blessings at the love and support you have around you. Now’s the time to take the big leap. A new business? A marriage proposal? What holds you back?
Virgo (Aug 23- Sept 22)
After a series of obstacles and debacles there’s victory. A presentation or pitch may win you a lot of respect and attention from your peers. A good time for planning your mind is sharp and alert. Use your analytical abilities to their best. In the personal front someone may complain that you don’t have time for them anymore. Remember all work and no play? Well how about bringing back the work life balance into your life. Take time out to chill, party and catch up with loved ones. Money matters get sorted out after a few days of stress. If someone owes you money, don’t forget to remind them.
Libra (Sept 23- Oct 22)
If money makes the world go round, your world is spinning this month Financial gains, a possible increment or a sudden windfall may come your way. You may get the job you’ve interviewed for on your terms. And if you were planning to invest, there’s no better time than now. Singles may meet someone who may turn out to be quite different from what you imagined them to be. Remember not to get carried away by your fantasies. Reality can be quite different. An old ailment may recur but if treatment is timely, healing is assured. Don’t ignore the symptoms.
Scorpio (Oct 23- Nov21)
Keep your feet on the ground and don’t get carried away by fears, doubts and negative thoughts. Your mind may play tricks on you and you may feel unecessarily suspicious or doubtful. No one is out to get you. Relax and operate from your strengths. Avoid negative people, negative talk – anything that’s not good for you right now. Be gentle in your speech especially with loved ones, remember everyone’s facing their own battles. Even at the workplace your irritability will be picked up by others and reflected back on to you. Mind your tongue.
Saggitarius (Nov 22- Dec 21)
At the end of the day a happy home is what keeps us going. And only you know just how important it is to have love and laughter in the home. Surprise your family with a gift or even better your attention. Be thankful for the blessings in your life. Work may require travelling at a moments notice. And if you were wondering about the promotion, let’s just say things are pretty favourable at the moment. Make the most of the positive energies. Children will continue to be a source of joy, and some good news around a young family member will be cause for celebration.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan19)
No more dilly-dallying. It’s time to make a decision and do it now. A month of agreements, negotiations, meetings and presentations, you may feel completely drained by all the interactions. But do realise how much it’s helping you grow as a professional. On the personal front, stay true to yourself. If someone’s criticised you, listen to their perspective and after analysis decide whether they’re right or not. Listen to your hunches, a funny feeling about someone or something may be your instincts warning you.
Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 18)
You may feel a little scattered and a little low in energy this month. Perhaps you’re not able to concentrate too well on work or your studies. Or you’re just preoccupied by something that hasn’t happened yet. Realise worrying about the future is not the solution. If your sleep is getting affected or you’re feeling tired a little too often, maybe its time to see the doctor. Children may be a source of concern especially a defiant young soul who’s testing his or her boundaries with you. Make time for yourself, start meditating if you haven’t already, your body and mind will thank you for it later.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)
Don’t keep the anger bottled inside. It’s bound to explode soon and you may regret saying things in the heat of the moment. If someone or something is bothering you, face it. And learn to let go of anger peacefully. At work you may feel someone isnt acting fairly or you may feel shortchanged in your job. Instead of seething over it, speak out. Personal relationships are a little strained as you may be a little impatient with loved ones. Dear Piscean, its okay to be angry, learn to let go a little and things should cool down. Married couples may have to contend with sudden bills and expenses.