5 Crystals for Self Love and Acceptance

There are many crystals you can use to help facilitate self love and acceptance. Here is a list of five of my personal favorites. 


Amethyst:

Amethyst helps you to get in tune with and connected to your emotions. A lot of us are good at blocking out our emotions, ignoring them or letting them control us. Amethyst will help you to work with your emotions. 

Amazonite:

If you’re looking to not only embrace your inner truth, but express it as well, amazonite is the crystal for you. It has a very strong but tender energy. 

Howlite:

Howlite helps you to be totally comfortable with yourself. Silly quirks and all. 

Lepidolite:

This crystal encourages you to have a divine connection with your higher self. Connecting with your higher self, in a divine manner, helps you more easily work with your intuition and your true self. 

Rose Quartz:

No list of self love crystals would be complete without talking about rose quartz. This is the Big Mama of love crystals. Self love, tenderness, compassion and inner peace and forgiveness. 
Many blessings!

Self Love Tarot Spread

It’s currently February, which means you pretty much can’t go one day without hearing about love and romance. Which can be kind of annoying for some, even upsetting for others. 

Regardless of your feelings on the commercialization of Valentines Day or your feelings on romance, February is definitely ripe with the energy of love. 

I personally prefer to harness the energy of February with love for my family and friends, my community and also upping my Self Love Game.

 

And y’all know, using tarot and oracle cards are one of my favorite ways to help facilitate soul growth and healing. So I wanted to share with you a simple self love spread you can do for yourself. This spread will give you some insight into what you could focus on for optimum self love growth and healing. 

Card One: What do I need to release from my life to make room for more self love?

Card Two: What is something I need more of in my life to help grow my love for myself?

Card Three: What is blocking me from truly loving myself?
Many blessings!

Rosemary Essential Oil | Magickal, Spiritual and Physical Uses

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Spiritual Uses:

  • Awaken your spiritual conscience
  • Can help retrieve past life memories

Physical Benefits:

  • Supports healthy digestion
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Reduce tension
  • Good to boost concentration
  • Use on your scalp to stimulate healthy hair growth
  • Repel insects
  • Reduce oily skin and acne

Magickal Uses:

  • Very protective
  • Clears out negativity

Important info:

  • Can be used topically, aromatically or internally (use good judgement if using internally)
  • Use diluted with a carrier oil
  • Do not use if pregnant, have epilepsy or hypertension

Blends Well With…

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Tea Tree
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium

Many Blessings!
Cherise Williams

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a medical doctor and not recommending any particular healthcare. 

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Patchouli Essential Oil | Magickal, Spiritual, Physical Uses

Patchouli oil, either you love it or you hate it. I personally love it. I’d like to share with you some of the magickal, spiritual, emotional and physical uses of this wonderful oil.


 

SPIRITUAL USES
  • Use when connecting to your shadow side or traveling to the underworld
PHYSICAL BENEFITS
  • Helps appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and imperfections
  • Can possibly reduce appetite
  • Supports healthy circulation
  • Supports the digestive system
  • Can help repel insects
  • Can use underarms as a deodorant
  • Soothe minor skin irritations like bug bites and small scratches
MENTAL & EMOTIONAL USES
  • Grounding and balancing
  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Increase your focus
  • Help alleviate feelings of insecurity
  • Aphrodisiac
MAGICKAL USES
  • Fertility
  • Prosperity
  • Use to draw in love or money

OILS PATCHOULI BLENDS WELL WITH

  • Sandalwood
  • Bergamot
  • Orange
  • Frankincense
  • Peppermint
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Clary Sage

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Can be used aromatically, topically and internally. Please only use high quality essential oils which you can get HERE
  • Considered safe for humans, dogs and horses
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Can use patchouli internally, topically or aromatically.
No known contraindications. Please contact a clinical aromatherapist before using internally. Check with your healthcare professional.
I am not a medical doctor and not responsible for any side effects from the information gathered on my page.
Many Blessings!
Cherise Williams

Birthday Tarot Spread and Ceremony


My birthday was a couple of days ago and I did a little ceremony and card reading for myself. I thought I would share it here with you to do on your own birthday!

Holding ceremony for yourself at important times of your life is important. It doesn’t have to be a lavish ceremony or anything. Just a little something special for you to mark the occasion.

Here is a small birthday ceremony and tarot spread you can try on your next birthday.

  • Light a white candle
  • Clear your aura and space with some sage or palo santo
  • Read your tarot cards (with the spread below or one of your choosing)
  • After the reading, jot down any thoughts or feelings that came up.
  • Sit in quiet meditation and review your year, the good and the not so good.
  • Come up with one thing you’re thankful for. Sit with this feeling for a bit.
  • Come up with one thing you’d like to release or leave behind in the coming year.
  • Write this down on a small piece of paper.
  • Practicing fire safety, burn this piece of paper and envision what you’re releasing being released within the smoke.

And that’s it! Maybe end your ceremony with a relaxing lavender bath and head to bed.

Here is the birthday Spread:

  • What was your main lesson from the previous year?
  • What lesson can you expect this coming year?
  • What birthday message does your younger self have for you?
  • What birthday message does your Spiritual Team have for you?
  • What is something you should focus on in the coming year?

I hope you enjoy your birthday reading and ceremony!

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Orange Essential Oil | Magickal, Spiritual & Physical Uses

Orange Essential Oil has many spiritual, magical and healing uses. It’s one of my absolute favorites! Just the smell of it makes me happy. Here are some uses and tips for this oil.


Spiritual:

  • Known as an angelic oil, it can help attract the angels to you and increase your connection to the angels
  • Very purifying, energetically

Emotional:

  • Very uplifting
  • Boost creativity
  • Can help you focus
  • Calming

Physical:

  • Can help protect against seasonal threats
  • Can help support a healthy immune system
  • Orange oil is an expectorant and can aid the respiratory system
  • Beneficial for the circulatory and digestive systems
  • Excellent for the skin and wrinkles
  • Can use for dogs and horses

Magical:

  • Success
  • Divination
  • Money
  • Love
  • Luck

Precautions:

  • Use diluted when applied topically
  • Due to its limonene content, it can oxidize quickly. Store it in a cool place, away from sunlight. Can even store it in your refrigerator.
  • Photoxic. Avoid direct exposure to the sun for 12 hours after using
  • Don’t use on your cat

Some uses:

 

  • Use it to anoint candles or other magical tools
  • Diffuse in the air
  • Use as a hot compress on the chest
  • Add a couple drops to your bath water
  • Add it to your smoothies (make sure to use only HIGH quality essential oils when ingesting! I suggest dōTERRA)
  • Mix it with your facial moisturizer or body lotion
  • Add it to your natural home cleaners
  • Mix in a spray bottle with water to cleanse the air in your room

Blends well with:

  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Clove
  • Clary sage
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Juniper
  • Spearmint
  • Ylang ylang
  • Peppermint

 

Many blessings!

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How To: Protection Powder

I love protection powders. You can use them in many different ways. My favorite, and one of the most common ways, is to sprinkle the powder along the entryways to your  home. 

Here is a quick and easy way to make your own protection powder. 


You will need:

  • Egg shells
  • Herbs with energetic protective properties 
  • Essential oils with energetic protective properties
  • A container to store your powder

How to:

  1. First, make sure the egg shells you’re using have been cleaned well, rinsed and thoroughly dried. I rinse and clean mine immediately after cracking them and set them in a container in my windowsill to dry out. Once your egg shells are totally dried out, you can grind them to a powder. Some people use an electric coffee grinder. I used my trusty mortar and pestle. 
  2. Choose your herb or herbs and grind those as well. I chose rosemary and sage as they are both very powerful protective herbs. 
  3. Mix the herbs and egg shells together in your container. I used a small mason jar. 
  4. At this point you can add a couple drops of essential oils if you wish. I used my own Protective Oil blend. It’s infused with oils, herbs and crystals. I sell it in my shop
  5. And voila! Your protection powder is complete!

I call this a powder, but because I ground the herbs and shells by hand, it was a little more chunky than a soft powder (like baby powder for example). Whether your powder is fine or a little thicker is okay. 

Take your powder and sprinkle a line of it across your entryway and even windowsills if you desire. As you do so, you can envision a barrier being put up. You can even say a few words or blessings as you sprinkle it. 

How do you like to use your protection powder?

Witchy Tip: Birthday Candles

Quick Witchy Tip! In a pinch? Need a candle spell to work quick? Use birthday candles to work your magick!

Birthday candle are easily accessible and come in all sorts of colors. Perfect for candle spells!

Simply choose the color you want to work with (green for prosperity, blue for healing, red for love, etc) and start your spell!

You can even dress (anoint) the candle with oils and herbs as well. 

Have fun!

What Does It Mean To Be A Witch?

What is a witch? This is a question I’ve been asked a lot. You’d think in this day and age, the scary old hag eating children stigma attached to witches would be gone by now. But sadly, that image is still around. On the plus side though, more and more people are speaking out about what it truly means to be a witch. More and more people are learning the true meaning behind something that is honestly quite beautiful. In fact, you yourself may be a witch and not even realize it!

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In order to spare you from having to read a giant long blog post, I made a video discussing my opinion of what it means to be a witch. This is by no means the absolute definition, as people have varying opinions of their own. This is my own personal thoughts on the matter. I love answering questions! If you have any questions, please ask away!

Side note: In the video I say multiple times that the full moon is all about setting intentions. I was so excited about what I was talking about, I didn’t realize what I was saying haha. Although intentions can be set at the full moon, typically we set intentions at the new moon.

Many Blessings!

Halloween Tarot Spread

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I’m so excited to be part of the Fall Tarot Blog Hop! I hope you enjoy my post! Please check the bottom of this post to find the next blog in the hop.

Whenever I think of fall, I immediately think of Halloween (or Samhain). The cool air, crispy fall leaves, pumpkins, spices, long nights and fires. As Halloween approaches, it’s the perfect time to introduce a Halloween themed tarot spread! The spread I created is meant for fun, but it’s also very in-depth as well. The position and question of each card is based on a popular Halloween symbol. For this spread I chose:

Bats
Jack ’o’ lanterns
Ghosts
Black cats
Skeletons

Now, most of us may be familiar with those symbols, but not everyone is familiar with why those are popular images associated with Halloween. Before I get into the spread, let’s talk a little about the origin of Halloween and the significance of each symbol.

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Halloween as we know it today has its roots in the Celtic celebration of Samhain (pronounced sah-win).  This was a celebration of the harvest as well as the nights getting longer and the days getting shorter. Some historians also say that the ancient Celts believed at this time, the veil between the living and the dead was at its thinnest and the spirits could roam the earth.

Many years later, the Catholic Church declared November first as All Saint’s Day (Day of the Dead in Mexican cultures) and October 31 as All Hallows Eve. This was a time to honor our deceased loved ones.

The history of Halloween has much more detail than what I’ve mentioned, but that’s a good summary of it. The present day Halloween is a mixture of lots of traditions and history.

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So what about those symbols? Let’s talk about them!

Bats: During the Samhain celebrations, the Celts would have huge bonfires. Bonfires attract moths and bugs which in turn attract bats. Bats are nocturnal animals and are typically associated with night. Bats are also a symbol of intuition.

Jack ’o’ lanterns: The Irish used to put a candle inside a hollowed out turnip. They believed the light would ward off evil spirits. Once in the United States, pumpkins were switched out for turnips. The scary faces carved into the pumpkins adds to the idea of keeping away evil spirits.

Ghosts: This one only makes sense to include as Halloween is a holiday all about the thinning veil and connecting to spirits.

Black Cat: When the Catholic church tried to demonize old pagan traditions (like Samhain), they started hunting for witches. Basically, anyone who wasn’t following the church was deemed a witch. Cats were commonly thought to be a witches familiar, or even the witch themselves. So the connection of black cats to witches to Halloween occurred. Black itself is associated with night and the dark. Cats are known for being mysterious.

Skeletons: As Halloween is a holiday to honor those who have passed on, the skeleton is a physical reminder of the cycle of life and death. A reminder to let us know that when something ends, it’s making way for a new beginning.

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Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for. The Halloween spread!

Click here for a PDF of the Halloween Tarot Spread

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Halloween: What message do my ancestors have for me?

Bats: How can I better connect to my intuition?

Jack ‘o’ lantern: What issue in my life do I need to shed light on?

Ghosts: What issue from my past am I ready let go of?

Black Cat: What mysterious side of myself should I embrace?

Skeleton: What in my life is ending to make way for something new?

 

Did you enjoy this spread? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!


 

The Autumn Equinox marks the balance between light and dark and is also known as Mabon by Pagans and Wiccans. To celebrate Autumn, several of us have banded together to support YOUR Equinox Journey, offering tarot and oracle card spreads; information on how to work with the Colours of Autumn; tips on working with your Inner Cauldron; new additions for your Art Journal; creative writing tips; working with Lilith; the journey of Persephone, Demeter and Hades, and much much more. To read the next article in the Fall Tarot Blog Hop, “click here.”

 

Many Blessings,
Cherise

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