Working With the Taurus New Moon

Hello, beautiful soul.

Yesterday, April 26th, marked the Flower New Moon, which is ruled by the sign of Taurus. Personally, I’m really excited for this moon cycle!

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Moon cycles follow the waxing and waning of the moon every two weeks, but astrologically the work in 6-month cycles. New Moons are a powerful time for intention-setting, with the full blossoming of the intention occuring 6 months later. This current moon cycle will be completed 6 months from now, which is October 2017… and I am very much looking forward to October!

Why? Because according to the Astro Twins, October is going to be a very exciting time for me! As an Aquarius, the intentions I set at the Aquarius New Moon back in January will rev up in intensity in October! The intentions I set during that time were around my business, and I’m really excited to see how things progress between now and then.

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Anyway! Back to the current New Moon in Taurus. This is a very Earth-y moon, perfect for “planting seeds”….of intention! It’s also the perfect time to reconnect with Mother Nature, as we’re slowly coming out of Winter and into warmer days! The Taurus Moon asks us really open our hearts to the things that are meant for us, while stepping out of the things we’ve outgrown. While it can be difficult and sometimes painful, the only way to grow is to release the things that no longer serve us. We become lighter, more joyful, more us than we were before…because we are able to step back onto the path of our Soul.

To help connect with the energy of this moon, I wanted to find a tarot card that shared a lot of the same qualities, and I found the perfect one – it’s the Empress card from Colette Baron-Reid’s new deck, The Good Tarot. IMG_5606

How gorgeous is that card? The Empress is a very earthy and feminine card, symbolizing abundance, fertility, and sensuality. She encourages us to dive into our senses focusing on pleasure in the body and the physical realm, harmonizing with natural rhythms, and surrounding ourselves with beautiful things. I love how she is clutching a bushel of what looks like wheat to her chest, at her heart center. “Open your heart and receive the bounty of what you’ve planted and grown!” she cries.

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Of course, I just had to choose a crystal to work with, too, and Green Aventurine seemed like the perfect fit. This stone is very powerful in working with the Heart Chakra, promoting healing, well-being, and balancing emotions. It is also a stone of luck, abundance, and prosperity! It’s a double-whammy of positive vibes! Don’t have Green Aventurine? You can grab one here; I also have other crystals and chakra sets. 🙂

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Working with Green Aventurine helps us connect with the Earth and appreciate Nature, as well as assisting us in releasing old patterns so new growth can occur. We are able to move forward with optimism and an open heart. When things feel really tough, Green Aventurine encourages us to persevere through life’s obstacles.

Not sure how to work with crystals? It’s easy!! All you need to do is grab your crystal (Green Aventurine if you’ve got one, or any other crystal that you feel guided to work with – trust your intuition; there’s no wrong answer here!), find a nice, quiet space to relax in, and make sure you’ve got a nice chunk of time without distraction. Try to make it twenty minutes at least, but any time is better than none! If all you’ve got is 5 minutes, take those 5 minutes and treat yo’self! You deserve it! And if you can take an hour, do it!!

Create a relaxing space to lay down – it can be on the floor, on a blanket, a yoga mat…whatever you’ve got. Make yourself nice and cozy…grab some blankets to cover yourself if you’re cold-blooded like me, or fluff up some pillows to lay on. Burn some incense or a candle you like, and play some relaxing music if you’d like. Once you’ve got the mood set, grab your crystal and lay down. Place your crystal over your heart space. Now close your eyes, relax, and imagine your heart drawing in the energy of the crystal. Really try to visualize the energy flowing between the crystal and your heart – maybe you imagine a beautiful white light flowing out of the crystal into your heart chakra, or picture your heart chakra as a green lotus flower opening it’s petals as it connects with the vibration of the crystal. However you do it, the intention is the important part – intention is a very powerful thing! Set a very clear intention that your heart chakra is opening and connecting with the crystal, and enjoy the process. Stay in this state for as much time as you can, and when you’re finished, make sure you cleanse and charge your crystal again for the next time!

So, what seeds are you going to plant during this New Moon cycle?

I’d love to hear; share some of your intentions or how you connect with nature in the comments!

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The Right Way to Set Goals and Actually Achieve Them

Hello, beautiful soul.

Have you ever set goals for yourself and then completely dropped the ball only a short while later? Think about the New Year: at the end of December, we make all kinds of promises to ourselves about the goals we want to accomplish or the things we want to change – maybe you invest in some tools to help us reach our goals: you buy a gym membership, a new pair of running shoes, or maybe you sign up for a class to learn a new skill. But a few weeks later, you start to lose steam. You don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere, or you’ve lost sight of what exactly you were hoping to achieve. We see this pattern over and over again, and we start to think there’s something wrong with us.

But there is a way to set goals and actually achieve them!

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The truth is,  we actually set ourselves up for failure right from the start! 

The mistake that most people make in setting goals is focusing on a timeline or an endpoint. But the thing you should focus on, and the trick to setting goals you really can achieve, is getting clear on exactly what it will look like when you reach your goal.

If you don’t know what it will look like, how will you know when you’ve gotten there?

There are five easy steps to creating goals you can actually achieve:

1. Get crystal-clear about exactly what your goal is

Say your goal is to find a new job. What job? What would your title be? Your salary? What kind of company do you want to work for?

When you get crystal-clear on what your goal is, your path becomes illuminated in front of you!

Let’s use this example of looking for a new job. If don’t know what kind of job you’re looking for, what kind of pay you need, or what kind of company you want to work for, where do you even start looking? But if you have some clear parameters that you need to reach, it helps you hone in on a direction.

And here’s another truth:

The Universe loves it when you’re very clear about what you want!

When you ask very clear questions, the Universe can respond with very clear answers!
(P.S. – that’s the secret to manifesting, too!)

So get crystal-on what you’re asking for, and pay attention to the opportunities that start to arise!

2. Figure out what it will look like when you reach your goal.

Otherwise, will you even know when you’ve reached it?
Your goal needs to be measurable. That means no vague statements like “I want to lose weight.” That’s not clear enough! How much weight will you lose? Or if you goal is to “be more positive” – what will it look like when you are more positive? Spend some time jotting down some ideas – use adjectives to describe what it will look like or how you will feel when you achieve your goal. 

Then test it out – is it measurable? Can you place a value on it?

3. Identify your blocks!

This is a big one!! So far, you’ve figured out what it is you’re hoping to accomplish, and what it will look like when you get there. Here is when your fears start kicking in and you start thinking of all the reasons you can’t succeed. But I promise you, you can succeed! And I’m going to tell you how. Your next step is to write down all the things you think are holding you back from reaching you goal. Big things or little things, write them all down!

Maybe your dream is to open a dance studio. But there’s one slight problem – you’ve never taken a dance class! Does that mean your dream is any less valid or achievable? Hell, no! But it does mean you have some work to do! So make your list of everything that is a barrier to you right now in achieving your goal. You might come up with a long list, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do this!

Because in your next step, you’re going to

4. Create your Action Plan

What are you going to do to work toward reaching your goal?

Look at your list of things holding you back. For each thing, see if you can come up with at least one action you can take that will make that thing no longer a barrier to you. Don’t have a certain skill? Learn it! Don’t have the first clue how to do something? Ask someone who has dont it! Don’t have the right tool? Get it, borrow it, make it yourself…. or invent a totally new way of doing something!

I’ll use myself as an example here. For the past several years, I’ve been feeling the urge to start blogging again and open up an Etsy shop. But my laptop broke two years ago, and I let that be a barrier for me. Guess what. That’s the dumbest excuse ever because my husband has a laptop! Why couldn’t I just use that?? The answer is, I allowed it to be a barrier for me because I was afraid. I was afraid of putting myself out there and afraid of failing, so instead I put it off and told myself I’d start later, when I had the right tools.

How many of you have played that game before?? It’s total bullshit!

As soon as I recognized that I was just letting my fears hold me back, the solution of using my husband’s laptop became crystal-clear to me, and I got right to work!

So look at your list of barriers, and figure out what things on there are only barriers because they’re masking your fears….I’m sure there are a few on your list! Of course, there are going to be things on your list that really are barriers. But you can still come up with things that you could do to remove that barrier. In the dance studio example, maybe the action you could take is to sign up for a dance class. Or, contact a local dance studio and ask if you could interview the owner with a couple of questions about what it’s like to own a studio! Be creative here; there’s no right or wrong answer!

A word of warning – be careful not to assign a timeline to your goal. This is where a lot of people get tripped up! It might seem like a good idea to put a timeline on it, but that can cause us to get disheartened or give up when we don’t see results happening fast enough. Instead, give yourself measurable achievements in working toward

5. Get to work!

So you’ve gotten crystal clear on what your goal is and identified how you’ll know when you reach it. You made a list of things that are holding you back, and you’ve come up with some things you can start doing to break some of those barriers.

Now it’s time to do the work!

You don’t need to have it all figured out when you get started. Just commit to taking your first steps, and your next steps will materialize in front of you. Remember, the Universe gives you clear answers when you ask clear questions! So if you follow the process outlined above, you’re communicating to the Universe that you’re serious, you want this, and you’re going to do what it takes to make it happen! And the Universe always has your back, so it responds by providing you opportunities to follow through and take further steps along your path.

What dreams do you have that you can start working toward now? I’d love to hear from you, so share in the comments below!

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Win a free tarot reading, an uplifting essential oil blend, and a crystal!


Since I started this adventure of starting my dream business of Aquarian Intuitive a few weeks ago, I’ve been blown away by the positive response and love from you guys! I’m soooo thankful for all of you! I want to share the good vibes, so I’m having a GIVEAWAY!

The prizes are as seen- a FREE 3-card tarot reading from me (we’ll use The Bridge spread- check out my shop to see the details), an essential oil blend that I made called Good Vibes (it has Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon and Sage, plus the cutest baby amethyst!), and a beautiful Quartz point thats about 2 inches long.

The more friends you tag, the more entries you get! 😍

All you have to do to enter is:

All you have to do to enter is:

💎Follow me on Instagram, share my post, and tag a friend who might also want to enter!

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The winner will be chosen on Sunday April 2nd. Good luck!

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What is Intuition?

Hello, beautiful soul.

Today I want to talk to you about something near and dear to me, the driving force behind this website and really everything I do.

Intuition.

Sure, you’ve probably heard people talk about intuition before. They’ll say things like, “I just knew” or “I felt it in my gut”.

Or how about “women’s intuition“?

These terms get thrown around, but do you know what they actually mean? Have you ever felt something in your gut? Or just known something?

Today, I want to walk you through

– What the heck is intuition, anyway?

– How to tune in to your intuition

– How to understand it’s language

– and why it’s so important.

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So let’s start with the basics. What the heck is Intuition?? Put simply, it is an understanding of something without conscious reasoning. It’s knowing something for sure, without without any solid evidence to back it up. Normally, we know something because we process it through our brain, applying logic and reasoning, looking for evidence to support the facts, and coming to the conclusion that yes, this is true.

But with Intuition, the knowing is a feeling. It doesn’t come from the brain, but from the heart, or the “gut”.

The way I like to think of it is that intuition is your Soul’s way of talking to you. As souls experiencing life in human bodies, we often struggle with making decisions and knowing if what we decide is the right thingWe’re often caught in the struggle between our head and our heart – aka our Ego and our Intuition.

The Ego lives in our mind. It’s the voice that most people are accustomed to listening to. It is our voice or reason, logic, and caution. It helps keeps us safe by cautioning us to think things through before we act, and to make sense of difficult situations.

But it can also keep us from stepping into our full potential. The Ego tells us we’re not good enough, or not ready yet, or that we might be making a wrong decision. It isn’t trying to harm us; it’s trying to keep us safe by staying in our comfort zone. But that keeps you restricted and unable to grow and expand.

Your Intuition, on the other hand, throws logic and reason out the window. It might go against what you think you should do. It tells you to take a risk, even though on paper it doesn’t make sense. It does this because Intuition doesn’t need evidence, or reason, or logic. Intuition is the voice of your Soul, and your Soul knows what your true potential is.

Your potential is limitless.

So, how can you tune in to your Intuition?

The best way to learn how to tune in to your Intuition is to simply practice. When you’re faced with a decision, even if it’s something unimportant like where to go for dinner tonight, pay attention to what goes on in your head, as well as in your body.

Say you have three options for restaurants to go to (and they’re all good options that you’ve been to before, you like the food, etc.). First, notice what happens in your brain. It might look something like this –

“Hmm…Option 1 has a great salad bar, but their prices are a little steep….”

“Option 2 always has great dinner specials, but the wait is always so long….”

“I love Option 3, but my husband might be sick of going there…”

You go back and forth in your head, trying to decide what the best option is. With all of three options, there’s a pro and a con, see? So how do you choose what’s best?

At this point, stop thinking. Now, go through each option with the mindset that this is the decision I’m making, and pay attention to how your body reacts to that. For example, you say to yourself, “We’re going to Option 1 for dinner tonight.” Then you see how that makes you feel. When you take the thoughts out of the decision-making process, all that’s left is the feeling.

So you go through each of the options as if it’s already decided, and you notice how your body feels with each option. Some of the options just won’t sit right with you. You might feel uncomfortable, uneasy, tense, irritated, or disappointed. But one option will feel good and right. You’ll feel excited, joyful, relieved, anticipating, or satisfied. Tune in to your feelings, and you’ll be tuning into your Intuition!

Feelings are the language of your Intuition!

The feelings I listed in the previous paragraph are just a handful of examples, but only you can identify and label exactly how you’re feeling. So pay attention to whether you’re feeling positive or negative; free or restricted; excited or hesitant.This should be your first clue into what your Intuition has to say.

Obviously, the example of choosing a restaurant is a super-simple one, but it still works! This is seriously the best way to practice recognizing your intuition and getting comfortable with how it feels. Continue with this process for every decision that you need to make, including everything from what to eat for dinner to making changes in your career! Once you get accustomed to doing this, it will become second nature because you will have learned to trust your inner voice.

Why is listening to your Intuition so important?

Because your Intuition is the voice of your Soul, and your Soul wants you to reach your highest potential.

Think about it – if we choose not to tap into and listen to our inner voice, we allow our Ego to call the shots. Remember that the Ego’s role is to keep us safe from discomfort… but it also keeps us stuck inside our comfort zone. When we operate from this perspective, we often miss out on opportunities to grow, to learn, to expand. And when you aren’t expanding, you stay small. Limited. That is not our natural state.

Our natural state is one of limitless potential.

When you operate from a perspective of limitless potential, by honoring your Intuition, you’re actually honoring your Soul. Your Soul wants to grow and expand so you can learn the lessons you’re meant to learn and experience a life filled with joy and abundance.

So what’s next?

When you start to make these shifts and begin tuning in to your Intuition, you allow the Universe to do its thing. It’s like saying, “OK, I trust you” and knowing that you can’t go wrong. Even if it goes against all reason. Trusting in the guidance of the Universe opens you up to more positivity, more abundance, because love is at the heart of all experience.

And who doesn’t want that??

So, let’s review:

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I hope you learned something valuable, and you’ll practice tuning in to your Intuition!
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email! I’d love to hear your thoughts about Intuition, how you use your Intuition, any struggles you’ve been having, etc.

Or, if you’d like some guidance about how to develop your intuition, book a reading with me! Tarot and oracle cards are a great tool for listening to your Intuition, but that’s a topic for another day…..

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