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.
Why are you allowing what you see and hear outside you to stress you out? Let go of what you cannot control. Accept what is there. If something or someone is not making you happy then take steps to heal the situation or walk away. Challenge precedes change. But for change to happen, you must be willing to face whatever it is that blocks your path. It could be your own fear, or your habit of over analysing. Things begin to look a whole lot better and clearer when we clear the garbage in our minds.
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We’ve all struggled, said sudden goodbyes to many, faced loss, dealt with the waves of fear, paranoia, hope and courage. We’ve all adapted to the new normal and somewhere are bracing up for even more changes in our homes, our workplaces and in the world around us. Faced moments of utter darkness and also moments of absolute light as we basked in the warmth of our loved ones.
As part of the Pandemic Reading series (links to other forecasts and insights below) I turned to the deck of cards seeking clarity and a little more hope with a single question “What’s 2021 going to be like for all of us?”
A cycle of ignorance comes to an end, replaced by a new cycle of wisdom that comes from experience and knowledge. As we face our deepest fears we move forward with renewed courage and self belief. We have learnt about precautions and social distancing. We have understood more about how the virus behaves. With awareness has come a certain fortitude. With grief we have understood how frail we are as the human race and how limited and unsure our time is on this planet.
The waves of the pandemic are palpable across borders. On the news we can see more than the numbers. We see the tired eyes of the nurses and doctors, the grief of those who couldn’t perform the last rites of their loved ones. Or paced their homes in frustration and despair facing unemployment and business losses. And we also see glimmers of hope in those who are recovering or getting vaccinated.
And yet beyond this.
There is a new beginning. And it isn’t all that bad either. However a beginning can only happen when we want it from within.
And can only be achieved when we as a collective step out of our comfort zone and begin to face our fears, one step at a time.
And slowly reach a new cycle of change, growth and success based on new rules of the new normal.
The more we adapt to change, the better things will be.
The more we do for others, the more growth we will see.
The more we hold back from others, the more we will shrink.
The more we approach 2021 with a spirit of cooperation, compassion and a willingness to do something for this planet, not just for ourselves but for future generations, the faster the world will heal.
As more and more people get vaccinated in 2021 a renewed sense of freedom may prevail. Individuals from all age groups and backgrounds will make their mark in new, unchartered territories. Medical and technological advances will allow for greater interconnectivity, ease and success. Visionaries may implement new ideas. New centres of power will be established politically and economically.
If you quit now, you’ll be right where you started from. Just keep going. Just keep believing you can.
Open your heart. If you consciously deprive another of positive energy be it in the form of words of gratitude, praise or even a donation, you will feel the karmic effects of your actions. If we don’t learn to give, we don’t get to receive.
Be open to new possibilities and opportunities in emerging fields of healthcare, technology and education.
Keep open to synchroncities, messages, unexpected alliances and partnerships (both professional and personal) and don’t delay saying yes.
Love those who love you. Forgive those who don’t love you. Let karma deal with them.
“This is a time to regenerate, recalibrate and recharge. Fill yourself with the knowing that deep down we are all part of a massive transformation and change. Hope is there within all of us, but first we need to learn the lessons of unity. To the corona virus, humans are all the same. Yellow. Brown. Black or White. Compassion and caring for self and others. Collaborating and sharing learnings. Breathe.We are all one. And together we can overcome.“
“Outcome after 6 months (September 2020-September 2021) – Firm Foundation, Recognition and Renewal
“Energies will reconsolidate and recalibrate. The turning point begins slowly on a positive note. More cases of Healing, Recovery. Significant advances in Medical Discoveries. New alliances between nations. More sale of weapons. renewed demands on oil. New Trade laws. Travel routes open up. Shift in School and University timings and modes of teaching. More Plant Based Diets. Establishment of new organisations in the field of health, mental health. New sources of income. Younger and younger leaders getting elected.“
This morning I woke up with a fullness in my heart. 2020 is nearly over and what a year it’s been. The rollercoaster ride of emotions, the lockdowns, the horrifying news on TV and then the series of heartbreaks as I said good bye to so many dear souls who crossed over. The waves of gratitude engulfed me as I realised just how much I am thankful for. Still doing what I love. And so thankful to all of you who have trusted and supported me down 18 years of reading Tarot and healing. I wish you good health, peace and happiness. And will continue to read your cards and offer distant healing whenever I can and with every earning I can do my bit for a cause that”s dear to my heart – wildlife and street animals. Thank you.
God Bless and May there be peace and healing for all.
One of the joys of reading the Tarot is how ancient wisdom can be applied to contemporary and future scenarios. Especially during the times of lockdowns and layoffs where many professionals are considering a switch in careers. Not an easy place for anyone, the anxiety is understandable but the cards do have a magical way of bringing clarity and insights.
As in the case of a young woman who contacted me for a Career Switch Reading.
Until the lockdown she thought she had found her calling in the Hotel Industry. Her days were busy with clients old and new, ensuring the hotel was perpetually booked with high profile events. And then suddenly it was over. Retrenchment. And the struggle and the stress followed. She had no choice but to switch careers if she wanted to work. She connected over the Tarot and we looked at all the options she was considering. Pros, cons and future possibilities were weighed. Her session ended with a clear direction she could pursue and did.
Her resilience and enterprise landed her a new job within 3 months managing customer relations for a large chain of hotels.
Similarly a young IT Manager got in touch. She had been on Maternity leave but was no longer keen to return to long hours and longer meetings. Work with more flexibility and passion. That’s what she communicated over a Tarot session. Her two loves were writing for kids and Teaching Dance. Could she do it? The Tarot foretold happiness in both and much needed flexibility. Perfect for a young mother. The only hitch? Writing would take at least a year before she could earn. While teaching dance revealed slow growth but better fitness levels and joy, not just for her but also her students.
We both smiled at the Tarot’s answer.
Both these professionals have displayed the very qualities required for survival and eventual success in today’s times. The courage to switch careers. Adaptibility to the new normal in their lives and in their professions. A willingness to research and explore their choices. To relearn and unlearn. And a view to recreating their future in a new field of their choice. Prerequisites for future success.
If you’re at a space where you want to change careers, get in touch for a Career Switch Reading , leave a message on firstname.lastname@example.org/9810138315.
Eight years ago our children were reminding us to do something.
Eight years on, I still remind myself to be mindful about the environment and have reduced, reused
and recycled, forgotten at times, felt guilty at times, but it isn’t enough and I know it.
Here are some timely reminders which I hope will help you as well.
As far as possible go chemical free. Read more labels. Opt for natural, homegrown, organic and local produce.
Single use plastic and masks should be used as the last option. Opt for reusable.
How much stuff do we all truly need. Open the wardrobes and give to the needy.
Animals and Birds are far purer in mind and heart than many many human beings. Volunteer. Share information about rescued street animals, injured birds, foster appeals, fundraisers, missing pets. Something is better than nothing. If you can’t help them. Then don’t hurt them.
Reduce water wastage. Save all left over water in a watering can and water the plants.
Stay in touch with Nature. Go for forest walks. Start gardening. Meditate outdoors.
We have only one home and that’s our planet. Even the smallest effort to reduce our carbon footprint can make a difference, and if I live to see grandchildren I do hope they see a cleaner, greener world.