3 Benefits of Working with Animal Energy

Benefits of Working with Animal Energy

There are so many benefits to working with animal energy, but today, I want to share with you three of those benefits…

  1. Animals are deeply connected to the energy of the earth, even animals who haven’t lived a physical life on earth. Working with animal energy helps to awaken and strengthen that earth connection with us. We feel more stable, supported, grounded, and aware.
  2. Working with animal energy helps us to have more compassion for ourselves, our earth, our fellow humans, and our fellow animals. Similar to the strengthening and awakening of the earth energy, working with the animals seems to tap into a special place within our heart-center.
  3. When we work with the animals it awakens a special type of intuition within us. This intuition feels very natural and fluid, while also feeling very grounded and secure. We can then use this intuition to help us an other areas of our lives.

As I said, there are lots of benefits to welcoming animal guides and energy into our lives, as well as many ways to connect to and work with that energy.

In my new course, Animal Guides, we delve even deeper into this special bond. You’ll learn about the different types of guides you can work with, ways to connect, how to decipher their messages, and more.

Much love,
Cherise


21 Spiritual & Magickal Uses of Rainwater

Rainwater is such a beneficial thing to incorporate into your spiritual and magickal practices. The uses for it are almost endless. Today I want to share with you why and how to collect rain water, how to properly store and label your water, and share 21 ways you can use this water in your practice.

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Why Would You Want to Collect Rainwater?

Rain water has some serious energetic benefits to it. Depending on where and when we gather the rain, it can have different energetic properties. Water is a big energy conductor, so it only makes sense that it absorbs various energies around it that we can then utilize in our spiritual and magickal practices.

For instance, if you collect rain water from a lightning storm, not only does that water contain the element of water but it also contains the element of fire (from the lightning).

Depending on other factors, like the current moon phase or day of the week, can also contribute to the different energetic properties within the water.

So, by collecting the rain water and working with it’s energies, we can add more elements and properties to our daily life.

Not only can you collect rain water, but you can also collect water from streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.

I do always suggest when collecting water, even the rain from your back yard, that you take a moment to offer a prayer of thanks to Mother Earth and Spirit. If collecting water from a body or source of water, you might even choose to leave an offering like a small crystal or stone.

Is Rain Water Safe?

There are some misconceptions to the safety of rain water. Really, rain water is pretty safe to consume or bathe in. There are some things to keep in mind though.

I suggest not collecting water that is falling off a building or roof as this will contaminate the water. Whatever is on that roof or building will enter into the water.

Do not collect your water from puddles or other areas that could be dirty or contaminated. This is also something to keep in mind if you’re collecting your water from a water source in nature.

If you gather your water off of trees or plant life, please be mindful of the plant. Not all plants are safe for us to ingest or put on our skin. If you’re gathering water from a plant, that plant matter could enter into the water.

I would suggest not gathering rain water (or any water for that matter) from highly polluted areas or areas of radiation (like Chernobyl).

And finally, some folks are concerned about the acidity of rain water. When they talk about the acidity of a liquid, they’re referring to anything lower than a ph of 7. Rain water typically has a ph level of 5.6 or 6. For comparison, orange juice has a ph level of 4. So in regards to acidity levels, you should be good.

How to Collect The Rain Water

The easiest way to collect rain water is to set your container out in the rain. I recommend using only glass, ceramic or wooden containers to collect your water and to store it. Metal has a lot of it’s own energetic properties and I personally feel that this interferes with the energies within the water. Plastic is pretty much just no good, and a lot of the chemicals in the plastic can seep into the rain water. Yuck.

How to Label and Store Your Water

We talked about how everything from the type of rain to location to moon phase can contribute to the unique energetic properties of the water. This is why it’s really important to label your container of rain water. Here are the things that I find helpful to include on the lable:

  • Time of day, date and day of the week
  • Moon phase and current moon sign
  • Location the rain was collected from
  • Type of rain (just rain, thunder storm, hurricane, etc)
  • The feelings the rain invoked within you (peace, clarity, self love, intuition, etc)

As for storing your water, you can keep it on your altar or in a cabinet. You may also choose to store it in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can freeze the water.

The length of time that you can store the water before it loses it’s energetic properties varies on who you ask. I always say to use your intuition with this. If you go to use your water and it just doesn’t feel the same to you anymore, then don’t use it. Simply dispose of it outside.

The longest I hold onto rain or blessed water is roughly 30 days. Typically I try to use my water within the first week of collecting it.

21 Spiritual and Magickal Uses

And now, on to some ways to use your rain water. Really, the ways to use your water are almost endless. There are many more ways you can use this water that I haven’t included on this list. But here are 21 ways that I personally use the water or ways that I would use it.

21 Spiritual & Magickal Uses of Rain Water

You can also check out the YouTube video or listen on The Goddess Life Podcast (on iTunes and most podcasting apps) for more detailed info.

Many blessings!
XXOO
Cherise

Magickal Correspondences: Days of the Week

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When creating an oil blend, crystal grid or doing a spell, it helps to use the energy of specific days to amplify your workings. Each day of the week has specific energy that corresponds to various topics, planets, color and more.

For instance, when creating an oil blend for love, you may choose to create this blend on a Friday, which is the day of love (energetically).

Perhaps you want to do a spell for protection, Sunday would be your day.

Having legal issues? You could set up a crystal grid on a Thursday for best results.

Check out the handy list below to see which day may work best for your particular goal.


Monday: 

  • Planet: the moon
  • Colors: silver, light purple and white
  • Good for: healing, psychic gifts and peace
  • Crystals: selenite, amethyst and moonstone
  • Essential Oils: jasmine, lemon
  • Goddesses: Diana and Selene

Tuesday:

  • Planet: Mars
  • Colors: red, black and orange
  • Good for: passion, strength, victory and courage
  • Crystals: bloodstone, garner and black tourmaline
  • Essential Oils: basil, patchouli and ginger
  • Goddesses: Kali and Athena

Wednesday:

  • Planet: Mercury
  • Colors: yellow and white
  • Good for: communication, study, travel
  • Crystals: blue lace agate, sodalite and fluorite
  • Essential Oils: peppermint and eucalyptus
  • Goddesses: Freyja and Seshat

Thursday:

  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Colors: green and purple
  • Good for: careers, prosperity, abundance, legal matters and expansion
  • Crystals: citrine, pyrite and lepidolite
  • Essential Oils: clove, patchouli and cinnamon
  • Goddesses: Abundantia and Lakshmi

Friday:

  • Planet: Venus
  • Colors: white and pink
  • Good for: love, friendship, beauty, romance and fertility
  • Crystals: rose quartz, clear quartz, amethyst
  • Essential Oils: rose, rosemary, sandalwood
  • Goddesses: Venus, Aphrodite and Kuan Yin

Saturday:

  • Planet: Saturn
  • Colors: dark blue, black and brown
  • Good for: banishing, endings, home, cleansing
  • Crystals: black obsidian, hematite, labradorite and salt
  • Essential Oils: clove, sage, cedarwood
  • Goddesses: Hekate and Arianrhod

Sunday:

  • Planet: the sun
  • Colors: yellow and gold
  • Good for: healing, success, individuality and happiness
  • Crystals: citrine, sunstone and gold
  • Essential Oils: orange, petitgrain and lime
  • Goddesses: Brigid and Sif

Many Blessings!

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?