99 Days Marked Off the Calendar on the Wall.. 99 Days Marked Off..

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Where did the time go?!

Can you believe we’re 100 days into 2015?!? I know.. it feels like just yesterday we were celebrating New Years, and some of my friends up north are even sharing some pictures of SNOW today!! OMG, no thanks! But actually for some of you reading this, it might still be the 99th day (April 9th). Either way, we’re coming up close to 1/3rd of the year being done! Which, if you look at the math, it ends up being pretty much on May Day! What a good day to break out the mead for a celebration if you’ve been able to manage some good things for yourself, eh?!

Now, if you’ve been feeling a little bit more of a struggle throughout the months and need a starting point for the next 100 days coming up… You’re in luck! If you plan to start from April 10th, you’re looking at July 19th for your end date. But if you’re still in the planning stages and not quite ready to heave ho with things and want to start working on your goals from May 1st; August 9th will be the finish line! The main thing is to remember, that if you’ve needed the inspiration or motivation to move ahead, YOU CAN DO IT!!!

 

That video always reminds me of the power someone has to change their life when they put their heart, mind, and soul to it! No matter how many times I see it being shared, it truly is exemplary of how determination and drive can see you through!

If you’d like to have some others join in on your 100 Day Challenge, you might want to try Give it 100! Or even just check out some of the uplifting videos being posting! 100 Happy Days is also a cute photo challenge and after posting with the hashtag #100HappyDays, you can receive a little set of square prints! Those are just two of the many challenges that are available and a little Google searching can bring just about any challenge imaginable! You just have to ask yourself where you see yourself going and what you want to accomplish within the next 100 days and take the next steps needed on your path. I like this quote from the late, great Terry Pratchett, who had passed away last month.

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I do have to say that sometimes looking for the next step can lead me to being a little too Type A, so I try to remember..

However, I have decided to join in on a 30 day photo challenge on May 1st!! I just haven’t figured out which one to go with yet, so if anyone has any suggestions on any good ones to check out or if you’ve preferred one over another, please feel free to send them my way! But I’ll make sure to update ahead of time if anyone wants to join in too once I figure it out!

I hope everyone enjoys this upcoming weekend and you’ll reflect on the last 100 days that began your 2015 and will think about the next ones that will be soon on their way. I can’t wait to see what continues to manifest for everyone this BEAUTIFUL year!

Many Blessings!
Andi

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RISE and REJOICE – Big REAL Love!

Mary-J-Blige2If I ever had to pick a song that had helped me through my first real heartbreak, it would be Mary J. Blige’s ‘Real Love’.
Oh 1992… thanks for the mono.

But I’ve had a great deal of love for “Mary” ever since; and she’s really given us much more than her amazingly great music but also some fabulous perceptions, such as the one above and..

“I believe there should be no more drama, but it’s everywhere you go. It’s just about how you get out. You’ve gotta bob and weave because it’s everywhere. How do I keep the drama low? It’s about using your head.”

or…

“Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women we go through so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go through trials and tribulations.”

Oh Mary! If you only knew how true this hit earlier today! You see, like most people I try to keep business and personal a little separate. Even though I work at home. Yeah, this is a little easier said than done sometimes. But I stepped back from the business side of things, and let’s just say; I did what I needed to do there and now I have business to attend to! So I had a little time this morning while the kids were off playing with their newly acquired Lego’s and while I was having my coffee, I came across this FABULOUS article..

How to Market Your Business When You’d Rather Be Listening More Than Talking

Oh really? You don’t say? Either way.. I’ve just been observing again for a bit. Obviously!

But this happened right AFTER reading; Mary J Blige:”I’m Not Worried, Trying to Keep It Real – I am Real” because I’d found out there is going to be a documentary released for Mary’s new work The London Sessions. YAY!

I then had a family member make a pretty brash assumption..

I cleared that up right quick. But it made you realize how I had been bobbing and weaving with things too… Until I had to put down the real love. It might have been a little “tough” in a sense. But it was REAL. So thank you, hallelujah and blessed be, hear ya REAL loud and clear with the energy work Universe!

This day really is one of celebration! But there is a balance in which we realize that which we can’t take for granted, what we need to prepare for, and what we do really have to be grateful for in our forgiveness in ourselves and one another! Everyone’s experiences just aren’t going to be the same and we sometimes just need to take a deep breath and allow ourselves to RISE UP again! Whether that is coming from the Phoenix’s ashes or from the Resurrection.. embrace and REJOICE and everyone will be thankful and blessed!!!

Now, rather than have things ramble on.. How about some 90s rejoicing that is sure to bring about some chuckles!?!

And if you’d like to take a stroll down memory lane some more.. Here is the wonderfully fabulous Queen Mary’s, ‘Real Love’.

I hope everyone managed the Full Moon Eclipse over the weekend well and you’ll continue having a BLESSED week!!

Andi

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We could be heroes!

I didn’t really have an intention of a blog post today, but stranger things have happened and always end up working out how they’re always supposed to!

10968442_10206114638133212_3127099949632472664_nI will apologize AGAIN though for my lack of posts! I’m still very busy “behind the scenes” with things (plus my hubster decided to go back to school!) and I’ve just been observing what’s all happening in the social realms. It’s always a good idea to just stop trying to work so hard at something and take a deep breath if it’s going to do nothing but stress you out! And for what? Probably nothing more than what you’re trying to avoid in the first place!! The Leo Full Moon on the 3rd was fantastic though and looking back to my previous post last year on it; it still emulates much  of the same undercurrents. And while I’d rather not get too caught up into what was or even what will be just yet.. I am pretty stoked that Heroes is making a comeback!! But much in the same way that Heroes is being reborn.. The Phoenix Will Rise Again.

So as much as I could keep rattling on about some things, I’m going to go put my thoughts into some more cohesive that I’m sure will end up on here anyways! But hope everyone has a fabulous day and enjoys the upcoming weekend!

Much Love!
Andi

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It’s a BEAUTIFUL New Year!

If you’ve managed to make it to this post, first I want to say Thanks! Maybe you’re someone who has been navigating these choppy waters alongside me for the last year or maybe you stumbled here looking for some knowledge or enlightenment! Either way; Thank YOU!!!

My New Year started off wonderfully in that I was able to ring it in with a long time gal pal from high school that had recently moved to the area about 6 months ago! It’s been FAB to have our kids get to know one another and for us to reconnect more too!

It has been one helluva 2014 though… There’s really no reason to sugar coat it! But while on my journey I was able to come across a couple revelations. It wasn’t really all that easy when it ended up feeling sorta a little like this at times..

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Yeah, not the prettiest. But that’s kinda the point. Not everything is going to be “pretty”, or nice, or easy, etc… and at the same time; it is what it is and it’s only your perception of how you want to interpret it from the expectations that you’re having. And you have to remember that YOUR interpretation of what’s happening, isn’t always going to end up matching up with someone else. (Hallelujah I didn’t put my hubby in the nut house.. or 6 ft under! LOL!)

However, as life sometimes ends up being hurled into a little bit of a chaotic wreck and as much as I thought I had wrestled some demons; they sure decided to rear their heads up to make sure I hadn’t forgotten…

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And there ended up being a simplistic beauty in things when it started coming back around and that’s when it all started to click into place!

In my “work” there is a need to have the answers for others. But (un)fortunately, sometimes they aren’t going to be given for a variety of reasons. This can result in some not so great consequences, but of course it’s my perception to see WHY this happens and to not take it personal. Even in my own meditations I still ask the questions of WHY and HOW… because I’ll always feel there will be more answers to find!

So while 2014 may have been a year of learning; my word for 2014 had actually been STRIVE… It sure made me do it!! My 2015 word for the year is: BEAUTIFUL.
Because..

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I look forward to making and creating the year of 2015 to be one of beauty! And I hope that you’ll be around to share in it too!

Much LOVE & Light!
Andi

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Check This Deck! Magical Times Empowerment Cards

Magical Times Empowerment Oracle Cards
Magical Times Empowerment Oracle Cards

I’ve been working a little more with oracle decks lately… Sometimes it’s GOOD to branch yourself off from the more traditional Tarot! And I stumbled upon Magical Times Empowerment Cards by Jody Bergsma; this positively GORGEOUS and obviously underrated deck (there’s only 20 reviews for it on Amazon!) a little while back!

Like a good number of oracle decks, it comes with 44 cards. 44 is a master number in numerology and it’s 44/8 vibrational energy is one of divine inspiration, discipline, sacrifice, self-love, transformation, and balance. Makes pretty good sense for oracle decks, right?! The 28 page LWB that comes with, has the cards listed in alphabetical order and includes the phrase on the card as well as a slight expansion. There isn’t too much about reading the cards other than a standard 1 card pick, an empowerment 3 card spread that basically read as a PPF 3 card spread, and a 5 card element spread. I’ll get more into reading the cards in a sec!

The images are fantasy based with fairies, mermaids, dragons, unicorns, animals, etc.. The coloring of the images is watercolor based so is a little softer, but still has dynamic depth to it. The backs are equally as stunning and a whole lot more vibrant! There is a nice “flow” through the cards and there isn’t any one that seems to stick out like a sore thumb! While the size of the cards are slightly larger, I didn’t have all that much trouble shuffling! The backing of the cards have a nice “grippy” feel to them, but the cards do feel somewhat flimsy.. although, I am one to riffle my decks and it didn’t have too much of a bend to them so I’m hoping they will hold up over time! The little flip box they come in is definitely sturdy and pretty cute!

So as far as reading with this deck.. In the little white book it mentions reading the cards reversed. For some reason I have NEVER had good luck with reading oracle decks in this way, but if it works for you, do it to it! Some spreads are proving to work really well, while others seem to lead to some rather confusing information (this might end up resulting in another post actually!), but it definitely has been giving some incredibly accurate reads when the spread seems to “agree” with the cards! Hey, some decks can be picky like that! One of the more interesting reads I’ve been doing with it has been 6 month overviews. They have been proving time and again with clients to be more than helpful! Here’s one I did a while back for someone!

She’s a couple months into the reading and things are really matching up with the information that was provided and has made for a VERY transforming time a lot more easier to manage!
I like the way that the information is given through the cards as well. It isn’t “in your face”, but it definitely isn’t “fluffy” either. It’s simplistic and precise. And overall I can say it’ll be a deck I can see myself working with regularly! So if you’ve been looking for a new oracle deck I HIGHLY recommend giving this one a try!!

If you would like a reading using the Magical Time Empowerment Cards, or have any other questions or suggestions, you can send me a message at facebook or my email!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Many Blessings!!
Andi

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Andi’s Tarot/Lenormand Daily Draw

Tarot and Lenormand Daily Spread

For a while now I’ve been having awesome reads with the Lenormand! I’m not sure I really expected something differently! LOL! And since I just love them so much, I’ve incorporated them into my daily draw for myself!

I start every day with this spread. I actually try to journal theses every day too (when I don’t stack 6 books on top of my journal!) so I can go back and compare and see where trends hit with what’s happening astrologically. For me, EVERYTHING is connected! And I’ve got this smidgen of mad scientist in me that feels the need of proof… Actually it might not be as much proof as needing to make sure I’m still “on par” with myself! It’s nice to be able to go back and see where I could have looked at something in a different way if needed be. Sometimes you have to look to the past to have a better recognition of what’s coming in the future. So here’s how it’s done!

First you’ll need a Tarot deck and a Lenormand deck, obviously. I like using Legacy of the Divine Tarot with the Gilded Reverie Lenormand. Honestly, once the cards got into the groove of things they have resulted in some of the prettiest reads since the coloring almost always matches in a harmonious blend!

So, take your Tarot deck and shuffle away thinking about your day.. what you want to accomplish, what might be a distraction, etc. When you’re ready, cut the deck. Take the top card of each stack; 1st stack card to the left, 2nd stack card to the right. The card to your left will be your focus of the day, the card to the right will be your challenge.

Take your Lenormand deck; shuffle and then fan the cards face down. Draw your first card and place it under the first Tarot card and then pick your 2nd card and place it next to the other Lenormand card and under the 2nd Tarot card. The Lenormand cards are more or less WHAT IS, or what it will end up being like for the day.. or for whatever reason when I started doing this spread, my guides had called them “presents”.

Now as far as how to read them.. I’ll usually just start with the pairs. First the Tarot and then the Lenormand. So for a quick rundown of this day’s draw, it looks like I’ll be focused on bringing to light what I need to go after more substantially, but my challenge will be not to lose sight of what’s most important. Lenormand says: the knowledge may be difficult to be applied! Then I will read them vertically.. The knowledge is there, stick with what you know. Then reading them diagonally, and finally I will read them in groupings of 3 with the top or bottom cards with one of the right or left cards as the center; so this could be 8 of Wands, Book or Mountain, 5 of Swords; or Book, 8oW/5oS, Mountain. Again I get the same stand with what you know, work towards what you want. I could go a little more into the 5 of Swords thoughts that I have as well, but I wanted to keep the interpretation light!

So ok, this makes sense for me because after Friday’s Leo Full Moon, I kinda thought “gee, I should maybe shake things up a little!?”. But now that the weekend has come to a close, I’m seeing that that’s not really the case… and I KNOW where I really need to be putting my focus!   And that’s how I’ve been doing my daily draws for the last couple months! It’s been serving up great info, so I definitely wanted to pass it along!

If you don’t have a Lenormand deck yet, you can still do the daily draw with just the Tarot and use just the 2 cards for your focus and challenge of the day! I hope you give this spread a try and let me know how your results turn out!

Enjoy your week!

Andi

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Full Moon in Leo ~ Snow Moon

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Elsa from Frozen by SnowBite

What a fantastic night Valentine’s Day will be with the sultry Leo Full Moon illuminating this romantic evening! Even for those without a partner the Snow Moon shows that gratitude for what IS, is what’s important. Especially as earlier in the day the Moon makes a square to Saturn in Scorpio making us dig deep at our core level! I don’t know about you guys, but my daughter is in LOVE with Frozen. I do have to say, it was a rather refreshing Disney movie for a change! And if you’ve seen the movie, you could see some similarities with what’ll be happening with this Moon!

The fiery Leo Full Moon burns with an intensity! But with Mercury retrograde happening right now as of the 6th, you might be feeling a need to hold back.. But you also know you need to Let It Go! Maybe just not yet! Or if you do manage to break through, with the Aquarius influence you probably feel that you’re doing it for the greater good! Another thing with this month is there is no New Moon!! Think about it as a snowstorm.. You get the advisory notice, everyone runs to the store and then sits and waits for what might or might not be a blizzard! LOL!

The New Moon on March 1st in the last sign of Pisces bringing the beginning to the end as the next New Moon in the 1st sign of Aries occurs at the end of the month on the 30th! So while this Full Moon might bring about some drama.. stand strong and proud! And be ready to get more of what you want! Leo energy can be a little selfish, but that’s ok.. sometimes we need that!

But if you’re needing a little self love for yourself and want to bring about some strength and determination back.. try this!

✪ Spell for Self-Empowerment ✪
Items Needed: This is somewhat up to you.. this can be done simply with meditation. But you might want to use a pink or white candle if you’d like to draw more of a focus and a piece of paper and a pencil if you want to put a little more energy into things too! If you’d like to enchant an item you could choose a ring or necklace of blue lace agate or rose quartz, or any other stone with properties you’d like to draw upon!

*Like with any working, you might want to take a bath and place some salt in it as well to draw out any negativity, or a shower and visualize the water bathing you in white light!

Start by lighting your candle. Simply gaze at it’s flame and feel the energy that emits from the heat. Carry that feeling as you think of your passions, what you fight and stand for. Now, think also of the things that seem to hold you back and how this can have you feeling both “frozen” and also enraged. Bring light to the struggles!

Take this energy and write down what you feel is holding you back! Put any insecurities down. Anything that you feel isn’t going to be of any help, but that you have to deal with. It’s time to let it go!!! 

After you’re done, take a second to look at your list.. and then say “NO MORE!” and tear it to shreds!!!! Then throw it up into the air and make it snow! (Be careful none catches on fire from your candle if you’ve used one!) 

If you’re putting your energy into an item, hold it in your hand now and then say;

“I am divinely perfect with love bursting from my soul, 
Courageous and determined to reach my goal. 
Shedding away my fears of yesterday, 
I step into my being and embrace the confidence that’s here to stay!”

Put your item on and begin to clean up your “snow”. If you can dispose of it outside the house, the better. You can leave your candle to burn if you’d like to have some more confidence flowing, or you can snuff it and burn it again later.


I hope this Full Moon brings you closer to your dreams and strengthens you belief in yourself!! And if you would like some help personalizing your own energy work or if you’d like me to take a look at what you can expect over the next moon cycle, take a look at my services page or send me a message at my email or facebook and I’d be happy to assist you!

Many Blessings!!
Andi

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