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Divination: for the week ahead, November 11th

Hello everyone, Mysty here. This weeks reading for the week ahead is here for you all. This is a general reading for all who are following me (the collective) and aims to help have a bit of insight into the week.

I’ve been doing divination since near the start of my journey being a witch and I guess I’ve been developing it for the past few years, first with a pendulum and now with Tarot and Oracle cards.

The deck I’ll be using for the reading is Steven D. Farmer’s – Messages from your animal spirit guides – Oracle

The question that was asked this week is:

What guidance can you give the collective this week?

The Answer:

Rattlesnake – The experiences that you’re presently going through are an initiation into fulfilling your purpose as a healer.

Okay. This is really interesting! Maybe some of you have been drawn to provide healing to others or maybe to yourself at this time.

When we are called to a higher purpose, we have to loose all the baggage we’ve been holding on to.

Have you been going through a rough spot? Yeah. I know I have too. We have to just hang in there and know that we’ll get through it.

At this time you need to both trust in yourself and in your friends to help you get through this time. Its important for you to stay connected to your friends and family.

This is a big process for our own healing as well as facilitating the healing of others at a later time. I know I’ve been called to a healing position for the future and I’m going to be stepping into the role of a Reiki Practitioner in the near future. So this is really relevant to me too!

The rattlesnake by itself to me means change. When a rattlesnake is confronted, it perks its head up and starts rattling its tail. Its an alarm, in a way. Its a warning sign that there’s going to be something around the corner. Shamanic Initiation? New direction? It will be different for each of us. But know that you have the willpower and determination to get through it.

For you guys, I feel that something is going to push you into a direction that you didn’t see coming, and that this is your time to heal and grow. This is to not only help you but to help others if you so choose too later in life.

Thanks for reading,

Mysty.

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Divination: For the week ahead, November 4th

Hello everyone, I’m Mysty.

So on Monday’s from now on I would like to do a reading for us all focused around a question I meditated on, and the answer I got, just for some guidance this week.

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What frame of mind do we need to be in to be most productive in our everyday lives?

Lake – Stillness.

The lake is surrounded by trees and the water is completely still. The tree branches hang over into the lake and bush on the surface of the water.

We need to be like the lake today, taking in what we can, letting go what we don’t need. Being completely aware of what is around us and having awareness in our life not only to see our emotions, but to see where we could improve.

The Lake is gentle and calm, and through the struggles of life, we can get frazzled, torn up, torn apart. We need to be still, calm, and just accept things as they go.

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General Theme for this week?

Dawn – New Beginnings.

The Sun rays dance on the side of a forested mountain.

The dawn brings new hope and new life. We must be grateful for the opportunity that every dawn brings us. Every new day is a new opportunity, a new start, and we can make the most of it.

May be some of us are starting new projects or maybe finishing some. The new beginnings always come after completion.

May be some of us are starting new beginnings with family. Starting with their own or they are trying their best to reach out to their own families and start afresh.

We are the sun, when we are born, is the dawn, and when we die is the sun set of our life.

What a blessing it is to be alive.

Best Blessings,

Mysty.

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My Magic Practice

Hello everyone, Mysty here. I’m going to share what I do on a regular basis.

I don’t have a set thing I do everyday, but I try to, every morning:

-Meditate between 10-30mins

-Read all your blog posts when they come out in the morning. (Normally posts you might have put on the previous day)

-Read with my oracle/tarot cards what I should be focusing on or what should I do in the coming months, personal questions.

I feel like my decks have a small spirit of their own. They feel a little like a tiny breath. A tiny whisper. They are adorable and I love them. I should draw them sometime for you. And the raindrop spirits that are just too cute!

I normally choose a crystal to go with me for the day. It’s always a different one everyday. I cleanse them every 3 months. And I have wards around my room, which are pebbles, and they make a sacred barrier that cannot be crossed, and that is charged with energy and cleansed from the inside by incense or by white-golden light about every week.

So the pebbles (wards) are about half the size of a womens hand, and I have one in every corner of the room & on the window-frame. I sometimes put out some crystals/stones on the window frame as well so overnight they can get recharged.

So this eliminates the need to cleanse my room every week. It’s more like every 3 months. Because I’m in the closet, it is only possible way. Being realistic here.

Every night I normally say a prayer to the universe, to assist me in my daily work, both spiritual and mundane.

I also ask my spirit guides to show me messages in my dreams for what I might be holding back, suppressing or overlooking in my life. That could be related to family, university, friends and old emotions. Sometimes I’ll ask my guides to help me progress on my path and maybe release old thought/action/feeling patterns that are weighing me down, and transform them into something positive.

My regular practices normally don’t involve spell work for the fun of it. Spell work to me is a sacred act and a sacred duty. If I see a need, as a witch I feel the honour and the privilege to provide for my community and the community around me. Just like my rain spells, some real change can come about from spell work and so I do it only where theres a need. Which is normally about once or twice every month.

I do sometimes do spells for myself, or if I feel like someone has put a hex on me I’ll do hex breaking, or if there’s a spirit vampire, I’ll pull them off like a leech and swing them into an astral-plane oblivion.

Again, if there’s an Earth bound spirit in my house (which I’ve only had the pleasure of once) then I’ll set aside time to work with them too.

There’s always something to do, working with local spirits, ancestors, the Earth and Mother, are apart of me and always will be a part of my practice.

Thank you all for reading my blog posts, I really appreciate it. I’ll probably draw some of my spirits pretty soon just to give you an idea about what they look like.

Cheers,

Mysty.

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Divination: For the week ahead.

Hello everyone, Mysty here.

I would like to start doing a regular divination for us all for the week ahead.

For everyone who reads my posts, this is for you.

I would like, through these sessions, expand my intuition and hopefully give us some insight to our lives, no matter what we do or where we live. This is not for the matter of being right or wrong, but what could happen, what could unfold through the week.

This weeks card is given to us by the lovely Earth Magic Oracle Deck by Steven D Farmer.

Okay, I’ve pulled out a card, asking ‘What should we focus on this week?’

The card that wanted to give us a message this week is ‘Crystals – Focus’.

Very fitting.

The card illustrates a cave, full of amethyst crystals masking the walls and are framing the cave, looking out into the world towards a snowy mountain and blue sky.

This card to me means to focus on what is happening in your life right now. Your family, connections, work, friends, spirituality, practices. They are all equally important at this time and we need to show them some thought. But, sometimes this can become too much. We can become thinned out, spreading our focus on too many things at once. It becomes overwhelming, frustrating and trying to balance life is like walking on a tight-rope. One wrong foot and we could be slipping, falling down into the black net below.

There’s always a net though, and you can always get back up, and try your go again. Practice makes perfect. We need to focus our gaze ahead, to concentrate on where our feet are going and to trust in both ourselves and in our spirit guides to help us progress forward. If we are stuck we need to ask them for help and guidance.

What you put your focus and heart into, that is where you’re going. If you don’t like where you’re headed, you need to change your focus, change direction, and look towards a new dream and a new future.

Happy trails everyone,

Best Blessings.

Mysty.

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Can you spot him?

Hello everyone, It’s Mysty.

Today I asked my Spirit Guides, tell me which path I should take on my walk today.

I’m not sure if you can see him, but theres a lizard and a friend right there on the rock. Yep, that’s a snake. Gotta love Australia.

There was people nearby too, but the snake was pretty calm.

What kind of wisdom does the snake offer us?

Snakes are highly intelligent, have good eye sight and sense of smell, are fast, agile, and live in a variety of climates. From rainforest to desert, thousands of species have adapted and climatized over millions of years.

This snake, I believe, as it was rearing its head towards me, waving its tongue in the air before I flashed a photo was telling me to look closely at my life right now, and that I should take the time out to reflect on the year before it closes and to listen to my inner self as I slither down my own path through the lies and misconceptions of the world.

What promptings, thoughts or feelings did you get when you saw the snake in the photo? What messages did you get when you saw the body of the snake chilling on the rock?

Either quietly contemplate or share with us all in the comments below.

Best Blessings,

Mysty.

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Changing the description on Oracle Cards

Hello everyone. How are you? It’s nearly spring here in the Southern Hemisphere and I’m sure all Northern’s are looking forward to Autumn up there.

Welcome to my blog, I’m Mysty.

Picture of my 3 decks

So I want to share with you that its okay to change the descriptions you have on your Oracle Cards to something that suits you better.

For me, this Deck, Messages From your Animal Spirit Guides, has been really bugging me! It’s like every single card meaning is either too vague or is relatively the same as 3 other cards in the deck.

The Deck itself has been telling me to change the wording on the bottom of the cards for a long time now.

So I’ve decided its time to do it.

Cards I’m going to change:

Camel – You’re pace at this time is good. Make sure to keep it up. We are encouraging you to stay on this path and don’t let anything stand in your way.

Cat – Some help from a friend at this time is needed. Asking for help is not weakness. Don’t be afraid to ask.

Falcon – A higher perspective is needed at this time. Take a step back and look at the whole picture before deciding on a decision.

Honey Bee – You’re going to fast. Slow down. Think carefully about your thoughts, words and actions at this time. Reflect on what you need to change and then act on it.

Kiwi – You’re burying your talents. Get out there and use them. There’s always going to be someone out there who needs you.

Ladybug – You are important to the ecosystem of life. You Matter and don’t let anything or anyone tell you differently.

Mountain Goat – Don’t be afraid of looking for better options at this time.

Octopus – Your intelligence and wisdom needs to be utilised at this time to overcome this situation.

Panda – You need to save your energy, relax and try again later.

Peacock – Once a week, treat yourself to something you love doing. You’ll thank me later.

Polar Bear – You have been walking and striving in a wasteland for far too long. People here don’t appreciate you. Find someone who does.

Shark – You don’t need to stop swimming for anyone. Keep going and keep progressing. Don’t let anyone get in your way.

Unicorn – Something or someone in your life is being fake. Be on the look out.

Whale – Do a guided meditation once a week. Research into a new area. Expand your music taste.

Zebra – You need to hide yourself in plain sight. Don’t be afraid, you will always be protected.

Thanks for reading my posts,

Best Blessings,

Mysty.

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Animal Symbols -#1- Bear

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. I’m Mysty.

So I’m going to start a new series. I’m really passionate about animal medicine and what it means to me.

This time I’m also going to number the posts in the series so to get a feel of how many they’re going to be. Probably around 20 or more for this one because most of my spirit ally’s and guides are in the form of animals.

Also, normally post #1’s in my series so far has some critical information about how I view these topics and it might be different to your conventional pagan and/or witch.

Introduction to my view

With any of my posts. They’re normally going to be depicting my view of the topic. Sometimes my posts are a bit of both, some theoretical & with sources with personal views, but normally my posts will be personal information coming from me.

That’s exactly how I like it. Why? Because it’s my own opinion and you, the reader, get to do whatever you feel like doing with it. You can shove it down a toilet or maybe sit back in your chair and go, “Hmm, that makes sense to me too.” Both reactions are fine, and thats why I’m here, because I don’t mind.

From the very beginning I’ve always said to add on to your own opinions and beliefs, and never doubt your own.

That’s a crucial part of any spirituality and/or religion.

Having your own thoughts is essential. Without it, people will start telling you what to believe.

So, with that out the way. Let’s get into some symbolism.

Spirit Guide? Or just Symbol?

I guess Spirit Guide vs a Symbol to me would be asking the following questions, to see why:

1. Where have I seen this animal in the past? In a journey or in real life?

2. Has this animal given me good advice from time to time?

3. Has this animal come up in any divination readings lately?

4. Do I feel a deep connection to this animal?

Answering these questions without judgement could point you to knowing if it is a spirit guide or a symbol.

Back to The Bear

When referring to a Spirit Animal normally you say ‘Eagle’ or ‘The Eagle’ due to them embodying all Eagles, for example.

The Bear for me, represents:

  • Strength
  • Patience
  • Love of self
  • Courage
  • Standing up for yourself

The Bear, as a Spirit Guide, has been with me for a long time. It protects my belongings or my house when I politely ask, and helps me find my strength within myself to overcome extraordinary things.

My Bear Spirit, is Tuula. That’s her name. The name that I use to call her. I know some practitioners have a whistle to call they’re Spirit Guides, but I normally use their name.

Tuula has a Son, a bear cub named Cruzio. I know, weird name. But he is the cutest ever! He has a brown coat, brown eyes and black little pads on his feet. He gives the warmest cuddles.

I love that Tuula has come to me in the form of a loving protective mother. She’s more protective then I could have ever imagined myself. She stands guard constantly at my house and doesn’t even let one ant in.

Fearless protecter she is. Teaching me that its okay to be different and stand up for yourself. Stand up for your beliefs and be proud of them. I guess I am still working on that. I can’t help that I’m in a family who will outright hate, disown and probably force me to change me if they found out about me being a pagan witch.

But I’m going to let it out slowly. Starting out being a massage therapist, then going to Reiki, then transitioning into Shamanism will seem like the best fit at this point in time. My life seems to be an endless study period, but at least after this I can study what I want and when I want.

The Bear Spirit allows me to be strong on the inside.

If you have a Bear Spirit as one of your Guides, let me know!

Thank you as always for reading.

Mysty.