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A Rough Few Days

It’s been a rough few days. The lunar eclipses challenge me on occasion. I felt this Lunar Eclipse at 22 degree Leo coming for a week. Irritation gave way to anger, which ultimately gave way to unexpected grief.

I had the knowing this Lunar Eclipse would be challenging, but truly I was unprepared in some ways for it. Not as far as crystals go!

In December, I acquired a beautiful double terminated clear Kunzite with beautiful light language etchings. Kunzite is one of those crystals that was missing from my collection. I needed a crystal to remove blocked energy. Kunzite, I first learned and now know through experience is very good at releasing blocked energy.

January was particularly difficult with 30 year snow records. My excitement for getting through January without getting sick was smacked in the face with reality. My oldest quickly became ill with fever and vomiting. It went on for several days. The day I returned to work, I came down with the same thing. Then our male dog became sick. Finally, ten days after the whole sick thing began our female dog became sick.

She was more than just sick. She fell over and yelped! She couldn’t get up. And I couldn’t help her. She is a big dog, well over 100 lbs. She managed to get up after a while, then went outside and the same happened.

The next morning I called the vet. The vet came to see her Friday afternoon. They drew blood and would let me know if she had Pyometra or something else.

I took the opportunity to clean our patio and side yard. With all the snow, the dogs had a soggy mess to clean up after. While doing that, I happened across a dead bird. My hopes fell, animal signs are powerful.

The doctor called back. Prognosis negative. Kia was experiencing organ failure, and at risk for developing if not already developed cancer.

I began working more closely with my Kunzite. It moved vast amounts of energy through my body. I now wonder if some of the sensations I had been feeling were Kia’s energy. Kunzite is beautiful in its energy, even more so than to become enraptured with its physical beauty. The energy of Kunzite is so gentle. It really helps to bring about a state of allowance. In that state, it becomes very easy to release.

My poor dog was bad off. She had been able to lift herself off her bed all day Friday. It was hard to carry on Saturday knowing in just a few short hours, the vet would be back to do the deed. No need to suffer.

Her loss is deeply felt. I didn’t realize how much she was there for me, until she was gone. She was always by my side, following me around. I am very appreciative of her. She made space for another adult in my daily life. For that, I will always be thankful.

I imagine the Kunzite and I will be working together through the Solar Eclipse February 26, 2017.

Let the Lunar Eclipses do what they will. Sometimes change is unexpected and difficult. It’s just another opportunity to Level-Up!

~Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo

Lunar eclipses have been kicking my proverbial ass since April 2012. The upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo is no different, maybe more trying depending on your birth chart and the current transits.

This Leo Lunar Eclipse is on Friday, February 10, 2017, exact at 5:32 pm.

The current energies of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo for me personally are vanity, pride, self-loathing, and egoism. Hints of the depth of this energy started creeping into my awareness Friday. Today, they hit full force at the grocery store.

My life isn’t rainbows and butterflies all the time. My Sunday was spent cleaning dog puked carpets and other household chores. Well I must have looked haggardly, because the clerk said it looked like I had a bad day. He proceeded to mention how it sucks to be going into Monday that way.

On the way home I proceeded to cry. My self-confidence is shaking right now with this Lunar Eclipse energy already, but man that just cut to the core. How can you explain to people who just will never get it that you are doing your best. And it’s pretty fucking amazing!

Looking at my chart and the transits, I understand why there is this emotional attachment to my appearance and why it seems to cut so deep.

My already debilitated by Saturn, Venus is opposite Pluto in the seventh house, the house of relationships, legal agreements, contracts, etc. Meanwhile, transiting Venus is on top of my natal Mars in Aries. Mars is exalted in Aries and ready to run full speed ahead. All opposite my natal Pluto in the fourth house. The house of family, upbringing, home.

My chart and the current transits always have red lines through them. At least this Lunar Eclipse there is some balance with all those trines and sextiles which indicate synergy between planets rather than opposition like the red lines.

And so, the lunar eclipse is here again to kick my ass in some new and amazing way. I am complaining now, but these energies always for me to take it to the next level. It is painful at the time, but breaking that shell in order to grow is never easy.

Check out my YouTube video on the subject. It’s geared toward twin flames, still it contains useful information on which crystal I will be working with and recommend for opening yourself up to new awakenings!

Remember to have fun and always live in the now!

~Athena Gappmayer

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Cardinal Cross Activating Full Moon in Cancer, January 12, 2017

The Full Moon in Cancer is exact January 12, 2017 at 4:33am MST. Cancer is perhaps the most outwardly emotional sign. Expect others and yourself to be more emotional during this time.

This Full Moon is part of an astrological formation referred to as the Cardinal Grand Cross. Basically, if your personal planets (from your natal chart) fall at the same degree as the Grand Cross you will feel it most definitely and the flavor will depend on which planets are involved.

My own personal Cardinal Grand Cross was activated in April 2012. Over the next few years I experienced an awakening. My entire life has changed as result. It was difficult going through such challenging energy. You see a Cardinal Grand Cross brings about powerful life changes.

The first Full Moon of 2017, the beginning of a cycle, a 1 year in numerology, culminating in a Cardinal Grand Cross is very intriguing. When I set my new moon intentions at the end of 2016, I had no idea what this full moon would bring. My intentions were set for happy healthy children, more time together as a family, and growth in my crystal endeavors.

A great epiphany hit me for the New Year. My youngest daughter struggles with reading. I also struggled with reading at her age. I began to wonder if maybe she has dyslexic. My uncle has it. Maybe she has it too.

So, I googled signs of dyslexia. Lo and behold, I am reading through the signs going I do that. I do that. I do that. That’s me. Wow, I am dyslexic! My daughter is dyslexic. My young educational experience makes so much more sense now. Now I understand why I had to work so hard at school, while my brother just seemed to breeze through. Emotions. Many emotions. Why didn’t anyone notice. Why wasn’t I tested. How did I not know? Is it better that I didn’t know?

The kids were supposed to go back to school after the holidays. We have had the craziest weather, setting 30 year snow records. It snowed nearly 2′ in just a few days. School has been cancelled four days in a row. I have been telecommuting and I am going berserk. This craziness has given me time to think about my strategy for helping my daughter.

Strange how things culminate sometimes.

During the next few days, I will be carrying Lepidolite, Sodalite, and Fluorite. Lepidolite is a great stone for soothing anxiety and depression. Sodalite soothes, cools, and is great for level-headed communication. Fluorite is my favorite stone for focus and concentration. These helpful friends will assist me in keeping my cool during this Full Moon in Cancer.

~Athena Gappmayer, CCH

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Micro New Moon in Sagittarius

 

The Micro New Moon conjunct Juno at 7 degrees Sagittarius is exact at 6:18am MST, Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Allow me to save you a google search. According to timeanddate.com, “A Micromoon happens when a Full Moon or New Moon coincides with apogee; the point in the Moon’s orbit farthest away from Earth.” New Moons are times of planting the seeds we would like to see come to fruition at the time of the Full Moon. With the New Moon being at its furthest point from Earth, we have an opportunity to pull from the cosmos perhaps more than at other moon phases.

Juno, an asteroid that champions the individual in a marital relationship is conjunct the Micro New Moon. Interesting as the symbolic degree indicates gambling. The Micro New Moon is Sesquiquadrate Uranus conjunct Ceres in Aries. Indicating minor tension, perhaps regarding sudden changes involving fertility at this time. Indeed that would create tension in a relationship. This may involve children, but more likely your newly seeded creations or projects.

Pluto and Venus are within 5 degrees of one another in Capricorn and are squaring Uranus/Ceres in Aries and Jupiter in Libra. The way we look at money is being transformed as we watch what we desire seem to move farther from reach, we become inspired to take sudden action in favor of the growth of what we collectively desire. We see this with the water protectors, saving a major lifeline to the American populace from desecration as we desire solar in favor of environmentally destructive energy sources.

The truly powerful aspects in play at the time of the Micro New Moon is Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries. A trine is a generous positive aspect in astrology. Saturn in Sagittarius disciplines the gambling nature of the sign. Uranus is the planet of sudden changes in Aries those changes can be instantaneous and electrically charged. Saturn is also positively aspected by Jupiter in Libra, balanced growth, and Mars in Aquarius, independent action.

When planting your intentions at the time of the New Moon be conscious of the planetary aspects and harness the energy to enhance your life. Our way of looking at money is being transformed, perhaps you will inspired to take the action to create change you desire to see in your life. More importantly, our high minded ideas are tempered by Saturn in favor of positive sudden action expanding growth for all of those around us.

We are co-creating the future together. Plant your intentions well!

~Athena Gappmayer, CCH, RMP, RHP, MBA

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Super Full Moon in Taurus, November 2016

Tomorrow morning the Super Full Moon will be exact at 23 degrees Taurus. The Sun in Scorpio is quincunx Uranus in Aries indicating there is dischord between our soul and the sudden changes we have undergone since the Scorpio New Moon October 30, 2016. Fears came roaring to the surface after diving deep to meet them in the subconscious. As the Super Full Moon grows in its exaltation, Mars, the planet of action, and Pluto, the planet of transformation, support the Sun.

Remember the Pluto-Uranus square? Well, here it is again with another twist. Surprise! Uranus is involved. Pluto in Capricorn is leveling our current social structure. While painful to live through, I really appreciate all that Pluto is doing here.

We are not the same humans we were a few hundred years ago. We have Pandora’s box in our hands and by that I mean smartphones. We can communicate with our fellow human beings on the other side of the globe at any time we want! We don’t even realize how powerful that is yet. And Jupiter is there in Libra, the sign of balance and fairness, weighing in and supporting the sudden changes needed for our collective transformation.

The Super Full Moon in Taurus has many friends, Saturn in Sagittarius, Venus in early Capricorn, Pluto in Capricorn, and Neptune in Pisces. Not to mention the Sun! Although it is always in opposition to the Moon at the time of the Full Moon, the Sun shines its loving light on the Moon. Hardly a bad thing in my opinion. The only rogue player is Mercury, the planet of communication.

The Moon seems stubborn with regards to communication at least with the outside world at this time. While Mercury opposes the Moon, it sextiles Mars. Mars wants to take action, but is somewhat pacified by Juno’s conjunction with Mercury. Is Mercury deciphering the Super Full Moon’s message that blessings are now bestowed on friends and enemies even in opposition?

This Super Full Moon is happy to be home in Taurus. Relaxing, enjoying the company of loved ones, at peace, and not taking any phone calls! The polar opposite of the New Moon in Scorpio. Thank you Universe!

Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

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11:11 Crystal Medicine Wheel

Crystals started calling me to work with them again. Sometimes we (me and crystals) take breaks from each other. It’s not easy on the human body to work with loving light on a continual basis. Anchoring divine love takes a toll on the physical body, especially the heart. It is part of my ascension process. Part of why my soul is roaming this planet in a physical body. Crystals are so loving, they understand this and give personal space for healing by withdrawing… Until we are ready to work once again.

We are called back together by the 11:11 Gateway. 

November 11th is recognized as Armistice Day in Europe, Veterans Day in the United States. It commemorates the end of World War I. The poppy, a reminder of the struggle for peace and unity at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

New information came to me from three different sources (colleagues in light) regarding actions I must take today. The synchronicity of it all. The divinity behind everything, so obvious.

My task is to create a medicine wheel to anchor the incoming light codes through the Winter Solstice and beyond. The great heyoka laughs. I am a Rainbow Warrior, a shaman applying soul-level knowledge having never been taught the traditional ways, I find the path alone. It’s easy, once you follow your heart… And that’s the crux of it.

Sometimes I feel at a disadvantage not being taught by my elders. Not today, in this lifetime I can break free of tradition. Google is a thing! I can research and apply the same day. I can create a spiral medicine wheel, supporting unity consciousness and honoring the never-ending spiral of life.

Notice the “X” in the sketch of my medicine wheel. This is a traditional aspect of some medicine wheels. Don’t forget the Yin & Yang. So, 11:11.

A couple of years ago, I asked my crystals what they want people to know. They showed me energy, orange and powerful, meeting with the physical body and creating in that moment a powerful “X” symbolizing spirit embodied on Earth. Yes, we need more spirit here on Earth! Especially today with this gateway of higher consciousness opening and supporting unity.

The impetus to create this grid today came to me through synchronicity. Though other spiritually connected individuals. A special thanks to them for helping me connect the dots.

The crystals are arranged with Clear Quartz at the North for clarity. Citrine at the East for happiness in transmutation. Red Jasper at the South for grounding, and Nuumite at the West for inner knowing. Chrysocolla and Rose Quartz for oneness and unconditional love. A Clear Quartz crystal skull in the center faces East for illumination. Underneath the skull, Chrysocolla and Rose Quartz lies a spiral of Black Tourmaline chips to ground the incoming light codes into the Earth.
I activated the medicine wheel with a natural clear quartz point, starting from the skull going in a clockwise direction following the Black Tourmaline to the outer edge. Then from North to South and East to West and one more spiral into the skull and up to the sky.

The 11:11 medicine wheel sits on the Oregon Trail on a busy street. Many people pass by on foot, by bike, bus, etc. The medicine wheel will assist many in receiving high frequency energies and ground the negativity that light is bound to shake loose.

Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RMP, RHP

(Crystal Intuitive)

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Leveling-up!

Life is an interesting ball of wax. Today was a beautiful warm blue sky day! Chemtrail free 😉

I am leveling-up. I am always in the process of growth in some aspect of being. If you are curious about crystals, and their metaphysical properties you may want to check out the first video in my Crystals Through the Chakras series, Shaman Stone and the Earth Star Chakra. You wouldn’t believe how my Shaman Stone showed up in my life!

Consider subscribing for information on awakening, ascension, meditation, sacred geometry, crystals and more!

Interesting things are appearing in my life. Decisions to make and actions to take. The Scorpio new moon of October 30, 2016 was a painful journey to the depths of my fears and limited beliefs. My third eye teitches.

Today’s Self-Centered Tarot card is 6 Victory & Success and 7 Crown Chakra from the Psychic Tarot by John Holland.

Toot my own horn toot!

That Victory & Success card sure is nice! Tooting your own horn and rightfully so. Coupled with the Crown Chakra a beautiful magenta. The best part about this card is that though it is reversed, it doesn’t really change anything at all!

It’s all good.

Today has been very productive. I had fun connecting with another crystal aficionado! 

If you are interested in a Free 30-Minute Level-Up Session, contact me. This offer won’t last forever!

Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RMP, RHP

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New Moon in Scorpio October 30, 2016

The New Moon in Scorpio is a New Black Moon for Asia and the Pacific. In September, there was a New Black Moon for Europe and the Americas. 

What is a Black New Moon? It’s a cool way of saying, second new moon in a calendar month. They are considered more powerful than a typical new moon.

More powerful? Do we need a more powerful new moon at 7 degrees Scorpio? Never ask that question! 

Already this new moon has me reeling. I feel the astrology like a feral cat, untrusting and ready to strike.

The Sabian Symbol for 7 degrees Scorpio, “Divers of the sea are being lowered into the waters” indicates going deep into our watery subconscious. Mercury is within a 2 degree orb of the new moon. Ahhh, good we can communicate our deep unconscious needs and desires. If not with others at least to ourselves.

The new moon is trining Neptune retrograde in Pisces. We may experience some rehashing of past spiritual experiences, and putting them in new context supporting healing. Neptune is also quincunx Jupiter, which may uncomfortably expand our inner probing. Pushing through that discomfort by feeling and healing may be a painful, but necessary process.

Interesting that Saturn conjunct Venus in Sagittarius is sextiling Jupiter in Virgo and Uranus in Aries at the time of the new moon. I have Saturn conjunct Venus in my natal chart. Saturn is a strict disciplinarian, which leads to a Venus struggling to fulfill its desires. Perhaps this is a good thing as Saturn is interested in long-term stability, which trumps Venus’s sometimes fickle nature. Jupiter expands the discipline and adds to the precision of this new moon in getting deep to our darkest inner realms. Now, add in the element of surprise as Saturn/Venus conjunction trines Uranus retrograde in Aries.

I already need a breather and the new moon is still 4 days away!

The Mars-Pluto square is loosening up, but certainly not sitting this one out. Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn is about powering through deep transformation like a knife through butter. This will be beneficial to our deep water experiences. Uranus just happens to be squaring the aspect. Just popping back up to say hello and perhaps smack us with another sudden change.

Hang in there! I have been feeling this new moon the last two days. It is a powerful punch to the gut. And a great wake up call to check in and see if you are on point.

Ascension isn’t easy, but with the help of astrology at least we have a map. Knowing our position helps us understand where we need to go next. Deeper, and deeper we go!

Stay tuned for my upcoming YouTube video on this Scorpio New Moon!

~Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

(Crystal Intuitive)

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Crystal Empowerment, Level-Up

It finally happened!

My website and online store are up and running! 

In April 2012, my Amethyst crystal activated my heart chakra. A couple of years ago, I started the process of preparing to tell others how crystals have changed my life. Where to start in the digital age. I opened Twitter, YouTube, and Google+ accounts. I needed content, so I started a blog. I finally got up the courage to make some videos.

Now my original intent of sharing my crystal experiences with others is actionable. I can share my recommendations complete with links to related products and how to videos.

My website is crystalempowerment.com.

Crystals work with me on electromagnetic and photonic levels. They share information with me, so I can pass it on to you. This is an amazing time of awakening and ascension!
Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

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Mars is nearing Pluto in Capricorn

And it is really good! It seems counter-intuitive. Pluto in Capricorn is an ass kicker. Add Mars and prepare for a transformational uphill battle. I have been busy all weekend. Raking leaves, making meals, taking care of pets, and making organic body butters, lotions, salves, and essential oil sprays.

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Between now and my event… a deadline filled work week as a corporate accountant. Another Full Moon is coming up, which means I have another YouTube video to create… Not to mention my Shaman Stone and the Earth Star Chakra video. Pricing all of my crystals, incense, and other metaphysical tools. And in-between, I will be getting the kids off to school and cleaning up after pets.

Breathe

That’s not all, the current planetary transits are very similar to three years ago. The day Pluto and Mars were conjunct my twin flame broke it off. Astrology moves in geometries, we just keep looking back at the spiral the vortex that is our life creates. We come back around to see new things we did not catch the first time.

It’s doubtful this upcoming Full Moon conjunct Uranus is Aries will cut as deeply as three years ago when that Mars Pluto conjunction transited my natal moon. This time around is sure to surprise, in a freeing and independent way.

Fallapalooza is the name of the event. Twenty percent of my gross sales for the day will go to the Women’s and children’s Alliance. I received an invitation via email from a woman who organizes events for the city of Boise. She visited my booth during a summer festival. The invitation was the cherry on top of a very successful couple of days at Goddess Festival.

It seems the Universe is quite adept of getting me where I need to be at exactly the right time. And helping me adjust and attune myself spiritually for a greater level of responsibility to my own freedom.

As a young business school student, I often imagined my future… At 40, I would have enough money to start my own business and work for myself. I would have a nice window and a guitar in the corner, so I could take a mental break when needed. Ah yes, the future.

Before I knew it, I turned 40. My life was nothing like I had imagined. I had the two kids I had dreamed of, but the loving caring husband. Not so much. I had already been divorced for seven years. I dated two different men with the same first name. The first was a catalyst for a spiritual awakening. The second is my twin flame. I didn’t even know until after he ended it. I just kept feeling him, dreaming about him, I tried breaking etheric cords, but still three years later I still feel his energy and see him in my dreams.

A few months before turning 40, during March eclipse season, I had a huge freakout. My life sucked. I lived in 988 square foot home with two bedroom, a hallway for a living room and no space to be creative! Not to mention, I had lived there for 15 years. I thought I would be there a couple of years, meet my man, and upgrade. Nah, that wasn’t how it went down.

Before eclipse season, I registered for a crystal healing course. I already knew how to work with crystals intuitively. People often like to see credentials, especially with regard to an accountant turned crystal healer.

After my freakout (spiritual growth), I started to look for retail property. The places were dumps. For the price I could buy a sweet home with space for healing. It didn’t take long for the perfect place to unveil itself. A home, I had admired on many occasions, near my friend’s place.

It was a hail Mary with the loan. High debt to equity ratio and a single mom. The only thing I had going for me is the company I work for and my good credit, but I really think the job nailed it.

I cried many tears of Thanks after moving in. My growing kids have their own rooms. There is a beautiful room for crystals right off the foyer. Yes foyer! The foyer is nearly as big as my old living room. The size of my home tripled. The Universe really delivered something amazing for all those years of hard work after getting married.

See how Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn works. It kicks your ass in preparation for your continued transformation. Spiritual growth is no easy task. So, I decided to draw a card and asked the Universe what I need to know at this time.

Today’s Self-centered Tarot, well Oracle card is 29. Blessing of the Kite Dancer, from the Wild Kuan Yin Oracle by Alana Fairchild. The girl is beautiful. She is floating gracefully in red. Her head adorned with a golden headdress. The clouds are behind her as she is high up in the sky. The birds fly about, and an ass goes by?!?

The card description is three pages long. In summary, “… manifest your potential, develop and express your talents, and fulfill your divine destiny.” and “If you are considering developing your own skills as a mentor or coach, this Oracle also brings confirmation that this is in alignment with your divine destiny.” The message is apt to my life right now… Fallapalooza, the WCA, YouTube and coaching in my own crystal healing kind of way.

Fallapalooza and the WCA seem perfectly timed by the Universe to arrive when I am finally ready to own my own childhood sexual abuse, and domestic violence experienced during my marriage. Overcoming life’s most brutal challenges to thriving is absolutely amazing!

I am now ready to share my experience and assist others with the process of thriving!

It can be done even through kundalini awakening, heart chakra activation, and ascension symptoms! Crystals help… A lot.

Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

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Twin Flame Reunion & Crystals

The last two nights I dreamt of my twin flame. He has been removed from my physical life for nearly three years. He left me, and shortly after married someone else (insert tear).

He appeared in my dreams two nights ago. Upon awakening I knew he had been in my dreams, but that is all. He was Wearing dark red leather. That’s all I got on the conscious level.

Last night he appeared again. This time he was next to me in bed. I asked the burning question, “Why did you leave me and marry someone else?” He responded by covering his head. As if I was beating him with a broom or something. Dissatisfied with the response I awakened disappointed. It seems there is no satisfying response on the physical or dream planes.

The twin flame path is an interesting balance between physical, metaphysical, and unconditional love. Maybe the dream space allowed me to ask the question I have been most curious about, so that if and when the twin does arrive, I won’t be beating him over the head with the past.

This morning I placed a tumbled Ametrine crystal in my bra. Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. Amethyst is great for the third-eye and was used by the ancient Greeks for sobriety. Citrine is an energetic crystal, which quickly transmutes negativity. Ametrine at my heart chakra should help me transmute any negative energy stuck in my heart, while helping me to remain clear in understanding the greater reasons for my twin’s departure from my physical life to his continued presence on the dream plane and higher levels of my experience.

Healing Spirit and Heart

Green Apatite is the second stone I decided to bring with me today. Blue Apatite is excellent to use for healing broken bones (bones must be set first). It makes sense I chose this Green Apatite today. The color green is associated with the heart chakra. My broken heart still requires healing.

The tarot cards that fell out are the 2 of Cups and Paige of Wands. The 2 of Cups image from the Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras is dreamy, the lovers are together the rod and staff in the background symbolize the twin flame union. The Paige of Wands delivers a message that it is time to stop worrying about the past. It is now that matters.

Athena Gappmayer, CCH

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Shaman Stone and the Earth Star Chakra

My work with the Earth Star this week really started with the image I posted several days ago. The image had me scratching my head at the time. I was surprised by all the colors. At that time, I knew the Earth Star connects us to the Earth. Through focused meditation with my Shaman Stone this week my awareness has grown immensely.

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My Shaman Stone came to me as a child. I was riding my bike when in front of my tire appeared a round fist sized mass. I sniffed it. And said or thought, “It smells like a rock, but it looks like a piece of metal.” I placed the stone in my pocket and continued down the street on my bike.

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Shaman Stone

The crystal healing books usually day to choose a male and a female stone to work with as a pair. It turns out my Shaman Stone is a pair. You will have to watch my upcoming video Shaman Stone and the Earth Star Chakra video to learn more! 

The point of this introduction to my Shaman Stone is to give you a sense of how long it has been connected with me. I now have children of my own about the same age I was when my Shaman Stone came into my life. I know when I am performing energy work, my Shaman Stone is protecting me. It seems to match my vibration and/or harmonize well with me.

I was surprised to find, during my initial meditation focused on the Earth Star Chakra, the chakra has a far reaching purpose within the energy body. I felt my Earth Star Chakra connect the Earth with my feet in an intersecting point about 8″ below my feet. Once the connection was made the energy traveled up my legs and surprisingly into my heart, high heart, and finally throat before returning back to the Earth. The Earth Star Chakra connects us to the Earth in a very tangible way. It is our physicality. I felt corkscrew like releases in my heart.

I began feeling interesting sensations in my heart, some kind of unraveling or letting go, like a corkscrew releasing.

A night or two following I could hear something approaching my left ear. An intruder of sorts. When I start doing new work, sometimes there is resistance. Internal and external. I felt the need to do some tai chi moves to direct the energy outside. Moments later a low frequency truck came rumbling past.

One evening I was visiting my parents. My Dad asked for a healing. I build up a chi ball like Mr. Miagi and get to raising the vibration. He said he felt something.

Over several days I walked around with my Shaman Stones in my pockets. I began feeling that same corkscrew like energy coming out of my palms. Little electrical extenders so to speak.

On Saturday, I was telling my parents about the energy in my palms being like a spiral. My Dad said, “It felt more like a cone the other day.” Oh yes, a vortex!

As you can see working with crystals during meditation leads to amazing experiences. It is extremely important to stay grounded. The Earth Star Chakra is our “live feed” to Mother Earth. If my work has taught me anything this week, it’s that the Earth is fully in control. We are puppets she can direct at will, but chooses not to out of respect for our free will.

The information provided above is a direct result of my personal experience with a personal crystal. Your experience will vary based on your intent, crystal, and personal vibration. Crystals often choose not to work with an individual when they are not resonating at a high frequency.

Hope you enjoyed the first installment in my new series Crystal Healing Through the Chakras!

~Athena

Goddess of Weaving
Crystal & Vibrational Healing
Weaving together loving & light for the best of the Universe and All involved!

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Crystal Healing Through the Chakras

Crystal Healing Through the Chakras is my new series dedicated to teaching you how to use crystals for healing. The wisdom gathered for this series comes from my own work and experience with crystals. A regular practice of meditation is essential to my work with crystals.

Join me as I explore crystals, chakras, sacred geometry, vibration, frequency, essential oils, and healing! We will begin with the Shaman Stone and the Earth Star Chakra. Connecting with the Earth is always the first step in loving yourself!

~Athena

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Earth Star Chakra

Look for new content this week on the Earth Star Chakra. Connect through this mandala in the meantime!

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Earth Star Opening

I can’t wait to tell my Shaman Stone story!

~Athena

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Solar Plexus Expansion

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Solar Plexus Expansion

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Where the elements came from

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Cleansing Crystals

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Crystals in Water

These Crystals are cleansing in a natural sea salt and Shungite water mixture. This is a variation on the method described in the book Secrets of American Indian Crystal Healing by Luc Bourgalt.

I use a Brita pitcher with a large Shungite in the bottom to filter the water. Shungite has small structures called fullerenes that have amazing properties and are powerful antioxidants. Learn more about Shungite at www.shungite-anata.com.

I grab my Nalgene bottle with ml and oz markings, and fill it to 1000 ml with my filtered Shungite water. Then I add 1 tsp natural sea salt and let it dissolve.

While the salt dissolves I get out a glass bowl for each crystal that needs to be cleansed and cleared. I say cleansed and cleared, because not only will the crystal(s) be cleansed at the end of this process, but they will also be cleared. They will be brought back to their natural state erased so to speak like a hard drive. A factory reset.

Pour enough water in the bowl to cover the crystal and then add a bit more to compensate for evaporation. The crystals should soak for seven-days.

Some crystals give off really happy vibes. And then you cleanse them in water and they just aren’t the same. It happens. I’m concerned it could happen to the green quartz I have soaking. After the cleanse it may not respond. What can I say? It’s free will on the part of the crystal. Leave it alone for a while. Let it charge in the Sun and see what happens!

If you don’t have seven days a smudge will do. I prefer the sea salt and Shungite water soak for crystals I will be using to facilitate healing.

~Athena

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Crystals for Healing Bones

My Dad recently broke his upper humerus. When I stopped by my parents house Sunday evening, he asked me what the crystals he had on his shoulder do. He had placed them there earlier.

There was a selenite tower on his upper shoulder/neck and rose quartz close to his heart. The crystals naturally communicated to him what they do and he placed them accordingly… only he did not realize it.

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Selenite is a high vibration and all round soothing crystal with an angelic quality about it. Selenite supports the skeletal structure, particularly the ligaments and tendons.

My Dad placed the selenite on his upper neck/shoulder. The ligaments and tendons in this part of his body are under stress from the injury and need time and support to strengthen. Not to mention a little relief.

Rose quartz is a heart crystal. Its frequency is that of unconditional love, gentle and all penetrating. The rose quartz looked as though my dad had originally placed it by the selenite. It seemed to have drifted with his movement. Whether he placed it there or not the take away is that rose quartz was smack over his heart.

The crystals he was using looked great to me. My addition was the Apatite. It supports the body with bone health/regrowth. His arm is still numb, so better take advantage of that. Apatite may cause severe pain if bones are shattered. It literally pulls the broken pieces back together. Only place apatite after the bone is set by a medical professional.

Just like my Dad, you too will naturally place your crystals in the right place to facilitate your healing.

~Athena

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Root Chakra Healing

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Root Chakra Healing

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Balanced Heart Chakra

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Re-energized and Moving Direct

These solstice energies are intense. Things are culminating. Blasts of energy are grounding through me. Energy buildups cause physical pain. Pain is a nuance. Mostly, I feel within the magnetics of the energy, its power.

On Christmas Day we have a Full Moon in Cancer. Thirty minutes or so before midnight MST, Uranus goes direct.

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Christmas Full Moon in Capricorn

In fact all the planets will finally be moving direct. This energy that has been building, needing to be grounded will find the route to be more free flowing. None too soon for my heart.

Uranus direct is concerning on a personal level. Uranus has been playing with my natal Jupiter in Aries since February 2014 and will continue until late 2016. This is all taking place in my tenth house.

Needless to say I am crawling out of my skin, feeling the electrified Uranian energy expand with Jupiter’s influence. I sent in my paperwork to legally start my own business. I’m so excited to do my own thing, how I want!

Uranus, re-energized and moving direct, is an awesome Christmas gift! Not to mention the Full Moon in Cancer.

Feel the power of this energy moving through your own heart, grounding freely. Open. Allow. Enjoy.

~Athena

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Fading at the Edges

My earliest memories once crisp and sharp are fading at the edges, blurring the line between memory and dreams.

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Fading at the Edges

Now is all that matters.

~Athena

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A lot on my plate

It was cold this morning. The wind was blowing. Snow didn’t quite reach the valley, but blanketed the hills.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is 2 of Seas, Love from the Mythical Goddess Tarot by Sage Holloway with artwork from Katherine Skaggs.

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2 of Seas, Love

Two dolphins! I never thought of yin and yang as depicted in this card’s image. I want to go play in that pool a little closer to the waterfall. This card is the equivalent of the two of cups in traditional tarot. Typically depicted as two full and/or overflowing cups.

Holloway explains, “Two waterfalls flow into one, just as individuality forms the basis of true union.” It’s feeling a little Days of Our Lives here. Then she really kills it by eventually saying, “Open your heart fully to the relationship you deserve.”

Really? I guess. I have a lot on my plate right now. I’ll call you? Gotta run!

I liked the card more before I knew there were two waterfalls. My heart is open to a relationship, but it’s fully committed my children. My heart chakra is pretty open though, so who knows?

Note the astrological symbols in the card the plus person is Venus, while the sideways 69 is Cancer. Venus is the planet of love and Cancer is ruled by the Moon. The Moon rules emotion. Venus in Cancer is a happy time.

~Athena

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Cardinal Cross

It felt like a cardinal cross evening.

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One hell of a day

Are you the least bit curious how this energy feels?

It brings up every insecurity I have experienced since 2008. And I nearly killed someone in a parking lot! Thankfully the support in my fourth through sixth house saved the day.

I will be so glad when this Pluto in the seventh house transit is over. Only a long time left to go!

~Athena

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Instant Feedback

I feel intense energy moving through my heart chakra. It ebbs and flows like everything else. The energy started picking up in earnest in November.

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Heart Energy

I just realized this heart energy provides instant feedback by way of a clogged sensation. When I think about something and have an instantaneous “programmed” reaction to it, my heart is alerting me to this untruth.

The heart is so powerful!

~Athena

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Excited to Begin

It was rainy this morning. I didn’t carry an umbrella. My beanie was enough before and after work. It’s still raining tonight.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is Queen of Bows, Hare from the Wild Wood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews illustrations by Will Worthington.

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Hare

The Hare is an excellent card. This is an unlikely queen. The look in her eye and the creepy setting put me on alert too. The moss in the foreground gives me hope.

Ryan and Matthews say, “Witty and wise, gentle and kind the Queen supports you and strengthens your resolve.” The card relates to success in business and reminds us to treat others with kindness and empathy.

My resolve has been strengthened over the holidays… in more ways than one. Excited to begin/continue my new venture. 

~Athena

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Finer Vibrations

Is saying finer like saying funner? More fine vibrations?!

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Finer Vibrations

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Vehicles of Healing

I am on edge today. My life is great, so the combative energy I am feeling does not add up. I looked at the astrology. The current Mars in Libra transit is opposite my natal Mars in Aries. Finally, this angst makes sense. It’s all feeling similar to this time two years ago. Thank goodness the Universe has my back! The feeling may be similar, but my place is certainly better than I could have imagined back then.

My life has undergone radical change since July. We moved in September to a much easier home to live in. It seemed to happen quickly and easily. Before it could happen though, I had to dismantle my old belief systems and self-limitations. It was a painful process. The tarot cards I drew concerning our new home reassured me things would work out.

My new home has a dedicated space for crystal healing. The energy here is fantastic. My friends and family are amazed at how effective crystal healing can be. Crystals are awesome vehicles of healing.

I meditated with these crystals today, then decided to draw a tarot card. Today’s self-centered tarot card is Kuan Yin from the Mythical Goddess Tarot written by Sage Holloway with artwork by Katherine Skaggs.

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Kuan Yin with Crystals

The tall crystals in the back are amethyst druze (spiritual), the green one on the left is malachite (healing), the brown looking one is pietersite (manifestation), and the clear sphere is quartz (cleansing & amplification).

Interesting the colors of the crystals are in card. The card exudes wellness. Green for abundance, purple for the wisdom of the third-eye, and yellow in this card is enlightenment. Holloway says, “Kuan Yin radiates the perfect fusion of love and wisdom, and through her elegance and gentleness, offers healing to all.” Lovely. And strange I would draw this card now given the astrology. And not so strange.

~Athena

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Pillar of Light

A few months ago, probably around summer solstice, one of my family members needed help. Not long before I had created a Spontaneous Crystal Grid. I did not have “an intention” for it after the grid came together. And that is exactly why it was ready when I needed it!

My intention was to shine a beacon of light so big my uncle could find his way home. During the activation I saw a huge beam of light coming down from above. The light was intense and so large it manifested in the distance. The landscape became enlightened and the night sky a beautiful violet.

My uncle made it home to safety within a matter of days. I had not seen him since my grandmother died over ten years ago. It is amazing what can happen when you put your heart into it.

Live your love!

~Athena

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Changing this World

Today is a sunny blue sky day. It has been smokey here for at least a week. California is dried up and the West is on fire. The air quality alerts keep coming up on my phone. This afternoon things seem to be clearing up. The wind is blowing the smoke out of the valley.

Today is a two-card day! Today’s self-centered tarot card is the Hermit and the Queen of Swords from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen.

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Hermit and Queen of Swords

The two cards are an unlikely pair. The hermit alone with his Virgo book, indicating his dedication to the Earth and knowledge. The Queen of Swords is a beautiful fairy. She has gorgeous wings and lovely white gown. She is experience yet pure, and quite distracted. Does she require some lost knowledge only the hermit has? Maybe she turns herself into that little mouse on the hermit’s shoulder in her own quest for knowledge.

Exciting things are happening in my life. There are tiresome details to attend to, but this change occurring is going to allow for amazing growth and sharing. I am working with people who, like me, are capable of whatever they put their mind to and are changing this World with integrity!

~Athena

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Pushing Through the Veil

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Pushing Through the Veil

The Moon was gorgeous tonight. Looking forward to the Full Moon in Aquarius tomorrow. It is a Blue Moon as well!

Tomorrow might be a good day for flourite in my pocket!

~Athena

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Deeply Transformative

The planets are starting to get to me. Five days ago, the first breeze of the new energy hit me. Suddenly things I had put off for months were done in mere hours. Yesterday I started feeling pain in my collar bone similar to what I felt during the March Equinox / April Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2015. Nobody wants the Kraken I became released again!

Moon, Pluto, Mars contacts get me where it counts. Mars is in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn. The warrior is getting in touch with its feelings while Pluto goes deep for Phoenix like transformation. Mercury and the Moon are catching up with Mars in Cancer. Mars is the planet if communication, while the Moon represents the mother. Prepare for “Mom” to spread your fragile ego gossip to the point that it’s deeply transformative.

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Ouch

The way this plays out with my natal planets is all very interesting. The transiting M’s (Mars, Mercury, Moon) are hitting my natal Saturn in the first house. Opposite Pluto. Meanwhile the Sun and Venus are giving me the peace out as they exit Leo. Not to mention the Uranus natal Jupiter T-square. Anything could happen.

I get the sense something big might be going down with my way of being in the world and how that relates to relationships and vice versa. I am going to sleep with an apatite tonight, and not the kind that leaves you hungry. This beautiful blue one.

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Apatite Tumbled Stone

This crystal really helps me connect with my dreams. It improves dream recall and now that I think of it may be the catalyst for getting my house in order. I think it had a lot to do with the planets, the apatite didn’t hurt. Synchronicity abounds.

~Athena

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Sweet dreams

Don’t forget to cleanse your aura before bed! My personal favorite for cleansing the aura is selenite.

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Selenite

Selenite is the crystal form of gypsum. It is white with a translucent fiber optic structure. It is captivating to look at, comes in many forms, and is inexpensive. What’s not to love already!

Try it out. Using a selenite wand go over your body starting at the top of your head and “brush” your aura until you ground the wand at your feet. Go over your entire body, it only takes a few seconds, you will go to bed relaxed and confident you are energetically clean before climbing into bed.

I just did it. Feels so good.  Like brushing your long hair only better!

Sweet dreams!

~Athena

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Happiness and Love

It’s summertime! It feels good. The sky is blue. There are hardly any clouds. The Sun just slipped from view on the Western horizon.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is Six of Chalices from the Sirian Starseed Tarot Deck by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The two little angels remind me of my brother and I when we were a bit more angelic. They are so happy and full of love. The chalices dance around them like stars in the sky.

This card is wonderful! The element of water represents our emotions in astrology. The six full cups of water are a symbol of happiness and love. There is much to celebrate. Cori says the Six of Chalices indicates a “… shift in focus back to celebration of the innocence and trust of the decisions made at the soul level.” It does seem some blockage of energy has been removed from my collar bone. Some really heavy soul level or collectively owned stuck energy that needed transmutation was released in early April. My mother took the brunt of it. Sorry Mom!

The energy started easing up in May only to be met by Mercury retrograde, I guess to be rehashed one more time before finally moving forward. The new energy is here. It is time to step into it with open hearts and open minds.

I am going start by soaking up as much light as I can at the pool tomorrow!

~Athena

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Now-centric

Life has been very now-centric since the March Equinox and Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in early April. At first,  I resisted the incoming waves of energy. The impact was immediate and intense. A dramatic outburst of negative energy unleashed. It was painful, hard to put into words. I was angry about still finding myself holding onto things I thought I had let go. I was doing the same work again!

I had to relax into the flow. On my way into West Yellowstone in late April, I drove right into some foreboding clouds. It was obvious I was driving into something existential. My heart felt waves of sorrow. I was sick that night and did not rest well. The next morning I learned of the earthquake in Nepal. My children’s grandparents and extended family are from Kathmandu. Thankfully everyone is okay. These events leave me wondering if this is what it feels like to experience unity consciousness? If so, I can’t wait to feel unity joy!

It seems like I gave up meditation and healing for a while. My body needed a break. Ascension is all consuming. The learning curve is straight up. The emotional pain and physical symptoms are challenging to say the least. The sensation of my crown opening up so I can shed my skin occurs often throughout the day. I wouldn’t give it up for anything. I am here for this, whatever this is and I am going to do what I am here to do!

I started wondering within the last week what it is I have been doing lately. That’s when I remembered I am growing. I have been creating organic beauty products with therapeutic grade essential oils. It is so much fun! I will never buy lip balm again. The people around me are enjoying my creations. It feels great to express myself in new ways.

My goal this Father’s Day weekend is to soak up as much Sun as possible. I am going to grow some new DNA strands! At the very least I will be getting my Vitamin D.

~Athena

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Curious about Crystal Skulls?

Watch the LED light dance through my crystal skull as I discuss the origins and intrigue of crystal skulls.

Weaving together love & light for the best of the Universe & All involved!

~Athena

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Spontaneous Crystal Grid

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Synchronicity Abounds

Spontaneous Crystal Grid complete with asymmetrical layout in wooden chips & salsa dish. Delicious!

I laid out this grid after determining that I need more crystals for my basic healing collection. These crystals are a good size for healing. The grid came together quickly. Most of the stones are green there are several grounding stones as well. Quartz in the center amplifies the healing energy of the green crystals.

Red, orange, yellow, blue and purple all seem to be missing from my basic healing collection. I have smaller crystals in a rainbow of colors, but I really need to feel the stone. Smaller stones are great for personal protection, but lack the power needed for healing.

Crystals are amazing! I meditate with my crystals, then heal myself and others by entraining myself to the crystal’s vibration. Crystals direct energy into my body which is readily accepted and integrated in a multidimensional way both physically and spiritually.

This 5D stuff is awesome!

~Athena

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Magnetic Pulls

I love this time of year. The flowers are beautiful. The weather is warm, inviting me outdoors to play. The smell in the air is sweet and refreshing.

The energies of the last week are very magnetic. I feel pulls on my heart strings. My heart knows where to go. My mind is along for the ride, as it should be. Life is much easier when you get out of your head.

While crystal shopping over the Memorial Day weekend, I was drawn to some pietersite. I like to go into a shop and see what calls out to me. The pietersite caught my eye. I connected briefly with the first piece I held. Unfortunately my youngest child was suddenly in a fierce mood making it a bit challenging for me to connect the available crystals. Eventually I went back to the first piece I held in my hand.

That same day I learned that pietersite is good for soothing young children and animals during thunderstorms. We have been experiencing many thunderstorms lately. They frighten my youngest quite a bit. As usual the crystals that came to me had a synchronistic reason to be in my life.

The piece is quite beautiful. The coloring ranges from lavender to gold. The photo below was taken at midday and demonstrates the range of color beautifully.

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Pietersite

Pietersite is a great stone. I aleady need four more pieces for my kids and pets. Weaving together love & light for the best of the Universe & All involved!

~Athena

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New Crystals

My newly acquired crystals are gorgeous! The chrysacholla reminds me of Gaia. I am going to clear them in a big container of natural sea salt followed by 528 hz vibrations using my solfeggio tuning forks.

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New Crystals

Early birthday gifts to yourself are always so nice!

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Rainbow Healing

The weather has been amazing lately. Spring is such a beautiful season. It was warm enough to just wear my sweater into the office this morning. The lilacs smelled so wonderful on my way into the building.

Today’s Self-centered tarot card is Rose from the Power of Flower cards by Isha Lerner. She has given permission to lightworker.com to reproduce the text and images from her deck on their website. It’s a quick fun way to draw one or three cards on the go.

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Rose

The synchronicity of the Universe makes me smile. Just a moment after drawing today’s card a woman walked into the room and asked if anyone had seen the double rainbow outside. I got right up and walked outside to witness the beauty. It was a single rainbow making a full arc in the sky, just like the card.

The great thing about this card is that yesterday I was reminded of someone I will always care about. We were together a little over a year. The old masculine control thing was too much for me, so I distanced myself. I started feeling judged and unimportant. It was quite uncomfortable. After a few months of that he broke up with me in a very hurtful way.

I know I deserve a beautiful partnership where together we are greater than the sum of our parts and we are both free to live our individual lives while honoring one another.

Lerner offers a helpful interpretation of Austrian mystic Rudolph Steiner’s belief that Mother Mary gave birth to twin souls represented here by the yellow and pink rose. Yellow representing the “path of truth” and pink the “path of the Heart.” Lerner states, “In choosing this card, you are greeted by the Rose Goddess, gently announcing your readiness to accept the twin gifts of Cosmic Love and Wisdom embodied by the Mystic Rose.”

It is my great honor to receive this card today. Interesting as today I have been sending blessings to my ex, so that he may be happy and turn that frown upside down. The Rose let me know my actions are correct in both distancing myself and in sending blessings. The rainbow represents that healing is taking place.

Honoring my truth and my heart was not easy, but love, especially self-love is difficult. We have to love ourselves first, so we don’t get caught up in the darkness of others. When we truly love ourselves we move out of the lower densities and open our hearts to accepting unconditional love from the Universe. And with that available to us we can heal not only ourselves, but others as well.

~Athena

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Steeped in the Physical

There are many times in life when I find myself in places and/or situations I never thought I’d be in. Right now I’m in the back room of a video game shop with a bunch of kids. It’s Pokémon time.
Today’s card is Four of Vessels, Pregnancy, from the Native American Tarot Deck created by Magda and J.A. Gonzales. The image on the card is that of a beautiful young pregnant woman.

The card is amazing. No I am not literally pregnant. Rather pregnant with dreams on the verge of being realized. No longer the dreams of youth, my dreams of now are steeped in the physical experience of my travels through Asia and North America, my own marriage and divorce, parenthood,  career, and injury.

Thank goodness that Scorpio full moon cleared out the equinox eclipse/blood moon energies that forced everyone else’s energy onto my one last nerve. It was tough. Glad that’s done and now it’s time to prepare for that baby to be born.

~Athena

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Error Message

Lastnight I had a dream about customer service. Someone was really pissed they could not view the crystals I have for sale on my website. I can see the error message from my dream right now. It looks just like the one I see when I’m awake.

Last Saturday my mom was frustrated with my site, because she could not see my crystals. She thought she was doing something wrong. Every time I get started working on it, I get distracted. So the basic structure of the shop is there just not finished.

Time to get a business license too. I need all this stuff ready for the Goddess Festival. It is fun. My clientele will be there. My crystal healing course is close to being finished.

I guess this dream showed up to remind me to get going. People need good vibrations. Crystals have it. I need to share.

~Athena

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Deadly Beauty

My family is visiting Yellowstone National Park. It was snowing when we drove in on Sunday. Today is a bright blue day with warm 65°F spring weather.

I see the snowy peaks from West Yellowstone, Montana. We are here just before the park really opens for the season. The park is open year round, but many roads are closed for the winter. Don’t worry if you come in the winter. Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs are open year round. Most attractions are scheduled to be open May 1st.

Standing in the steam emitted from the geysers is nice. The sulfur can be a bit much at times. The colors and the natural formations are deadly beauty.

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Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park
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Rainbow Pool Drainage into Iron Spring Creek, Black Sand Basin, Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Prasmatic Spring detail, Yellowstone National Park
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Buffalo alongside Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park

We were very lucky to see a lone wolf running along the north side of the Madison River. My mother spotted it. I know her abilities well enough to pull over so we could get a better look. She was beautiful. Mostly white with longer touches of gray and brown. We saw her pounce on a rodent, but I think she was just showing off for us. On the other side of the highway we saw a buffalo. We even saw a calf later in the afternoon. The first in the herd this spring.

The forests are thick with trees. We did not see any moose, but saw their favorite trees with missing strips of bark. At Old Faithful the wolves started howling in the distance letting us know the geyser would erupt soon. It has been a very nice trip. Although you may want to arrive here after May 1st.

~Athena

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Well Deserved

Today was a beautiful day. The pain in my shoulder dissipated overnight. The sky was bright blue and the weather is warm.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is 1 Prosperity Begins from the Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland. I love the card! A well tended peach tree reminds me of my grandpa. He grew the best peaches.

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Prosperity Begins

This deck is unique in its presentation of symbolism and archetypes choosing to use the chakra system for its emotional foundation rather than the typically astrologically based tarot. Though it is an oracle card deck.

Today’s card is the color red. Red is the hardest color to see due to its low frequency. It represents the root chakra which, is all about having your basic human needs met such as food, water, and shelter. It goes deeper though to your family of origin and how your needs were met. Still it goes deeper into your family line, genetics, DNA. Finally, the root chakra connects us to Earth.

My basic needs are met. But, my body is going through changes constantly. It is hard to feel settled when you become aware of your body on a cellular level. And start feeling the light drag through your fingers as you walk the same way water does when you go swimming.

These amazing experiences make it difficult to relate to other people. Ever since the March Solar eclipse my life has been challenging. It’s like everyone wants to touch my open wounds. There was a span of four weeks when I didn’t even have a chance to go crystal shopping. Yesterday made up for it though. Two massive crystals were found in the ground and wrapped in leather next to our irrigation valve. One is quartz. The other is red and yellow jasper. Beautiful! My neighbor wanted me to place the jasper so it would face his house.

I’m so glad this card came up today. It started feeling like things were cheering up this morning. Events throughout the day confirmed it for me and this card I suppose solidifies it. This deck is hard for me to use, because it really makes me push through the blockages. Things are looking up!

Time for one last day at work before a well deserved road trip! Yellowstone here I come.

~Athena

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Necessary Tool

I am meditating with a large black tourmaline and large chrysacholla. They are both beautiful. The black tourmaline hones in and delivers healing frequencies deep into the tissue and bone. Releasing blocked energy. The chrysacholla is gentle. It sends love to those areas left raw by the black tourmaline.

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Raw Chrysacholla & Black Tourmaline

Meditation is such a beneficial practice. I really need to do it upon rising every day. It helps me stay centered. A difficult task indeed. Especially since the March 2015 Solar eclipse and more so since the April 2015 Lunar eclipse. Likely it’s time for meditating in nature. Soon, and with some crystals!

I almost forgot to mention, black tourmaline is a protection crystal. It assists one in healing root chakra issues related to basic survival and nurturing. Someone recently said or wrote something to the effect that every fetish is a root chakra issue. Black tourmaline is to crystals as cast iron is to the kitchen. A basic necessary tool designed for heavy use.

Chrysacholla is typically referred to in crystal reference materials as the crystal that assists one in reaching a state of Christ consciousness. Perhaps, but a more accurate description is that chrysacholla brings a deep sense of peace and unconditional love. Almost like a healing bath of prana, universal life force energy.

Wow, that was informative. Happy meditating!

~Athena

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Painfully Beautiful

Things have been hyperactive for me since the coronal mass ejection energies of March 17, 2015. It feels like a scouring of deep wounds prior to finally wrapping them in bandages for healing. This isn’t the part where I am thinking too much about the healing. I only notice the energetic movements around my heart space. They come in at various speeds, densities, amplitudes, frequencies, colors, vibrations, patterns, and can be like smoke.

The pain is quite unbearable at times. I have to breathe through it. The planetary transits overlaid on my birthchart is something to behold. It’s my personal April 2015 Grand Cross in all the same signs as last year with many of the same planets. Last year’s energy was gentle and lovingly supportive. This time it’s tough love.

Here is the bird’s eye view of the energies at work in my life over the last four weeks (red lines are challenging):

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March 20, 2015
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One Week Later
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April 4, 2015
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Today

Thank goodness the challenging aspects are leveling out! Ascension is painfully beautiful.

The tumbled stones I have been carrying around for the last four weeks include malachite, tiger eye, hematite, black tourmaline, and flourite.

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Deep Cleaning Tumbled Stones

Every morning I choose new or different ones to carry. Maybe they choose me? These ones keep coming up. Helping me heal (malachite) through understanding (tiger eye), grounding (hematite), bringing in new energy (flourite), and protecting me all the while (black tourmaline). 

~Athena

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Positive Changes

It’s beautiful outside today. Sunny with blue sky and intermittent clouds. It’s cold outside.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is the Six of Flames from the Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori, illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The card is amazing to look at as usual. The Sun is shining through the center flame. Making it appear larger than the others. Power here is an illusion. There is great responsibility involved with balancing many interests for the best of all involved.

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Six of Flames

Yesterday, I got Five of Flames so when this card came up I felt triumphant. Over what I don’t know. The weekend was a bit rough. The whole time Friday night I was thinking to myself, “I had enough of this same deal last year!” Sometimes no matter what you do, history has to repeat itself.

The key is to make positive changes incrementally over time. They build into something greater. Others see the impact you are making and they make their own positive changes.

The time is now to make renewable energy the new frontier. I am ready for the time we are freed from survival mentality and the horrors that come with it. We will create amazing new ideas together and bring them to our collective reality!

~Athena

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Time of Reflection

Today was a gorgeous spring day! The sky was blue with no clouds. It was so lovely I had to turn on the air conditioning upon returning from the park this afternoon.

Today’s Self-Centered Tarot card is Seven of Pentacles from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen. The woman on the card appears to be waiting for the harvest to finish ripening. Kenner states, “When the Seven of Pentacles appears… you can probably expect some downtime-a brief pause while you wait, reflect, and hope for the best as all of your endeavors come to fruition.”
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The card is fitting for me right now. I have put in a great deal of effort designing my website, growing my audience, and now working on my crystal healing certification. I am willing to wait for the fruit to ripen as the process is the most important part for me, for my spiritual growth. Maybe I’ll help a few others grow with me. I am enjoying this time of reflection.

~Athena

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Spring Break Tumbled Stones

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Spring Break Tumbled Stones

The tumbled stones that went with me today are perfect for spring break. Greens including malachite, chrsoprayse, and amazonite for healing and growth. Red tiger eye and pyrite for worldly business pursuits, i.e., grocery shopping.

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Solar Eclipse Crystal Grid

My March 2015 Solar Eclipse Crystal Grid was set up a few days ago with the intention of providing loving support for healing and health. My $2 thrift store wooden serving dish holds my collection of tumbled stones. My flat drum sits right on top. It is the perfect crystal grid layout compete with light language inspired details. Synchronicity in its perfection.

This is my sacred space complete with Native American Tarot Card Deck and a lovely smelling candle. My parents have been under the weather since late last week. I chose the stones in this grid specifically to increase health and vitality as well as love.

The dark stones on top are green aventurine. They bring a sense of peace, harmony, and gentle strength. Green aventurine is quite pretty with shimmers of fuschite embedded in its quartz structure.

The pink stones are rose quartz. They brought up some old relationship issues needing transmutation. I attribute this to the eclipse effects. Rose quartz typically provides a sense of comfort and acceptance from a place of unconditional love. Which is actually what they did in this case as I was ready for it.

My parents met me for lunch today. It took them a little over a week to feel better. It only took two days for them to feel better after setting up the grid with intention to provide loving support for healing and health.

I believe the tumbled stones hidden under the drum greatly enhance the energy of the stones on top. Crystals are amazing!

~Athena

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Capable

Today is an important day. Not only is it vernal equinox there was a solar eclipse at the last degree of Pisces this morning (MST). We reached a state of balance with equal night and equal day today. At the same time we were blocked from the energy of our Sun. This allowed us to “reboot” and easily accept incoming energies from deep space directly. We are now officially living in the Age of Aquarius all while the Sun moves into Aries. All of this and the weather was gorgeous!

Today’s self-centered tarot card is Master of Flames from the Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori, illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The man on this card is wearing indigenous clothing. His hair is long. He is clean shaven and wears a headband. He seems unmoved yet movable if need be.

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Master of Flames

Cori says, “Fire is transformative. It is fuel for the soul–a sacred vehicle of divine inspiration and the awareness of one’s own godliness. It is the highest vibration of the Tarot suits.” She describes the Master as having mastered “his own process, overcoming the ego-self,  and reaching pure consciousness.” More importantly the Master can “reach into the feminine aspect of his being to exalt the energies of himself.”

More than ever I feel capable. Over the last three years, I have shed layer upon layer of what no longer serves me. I am now having fun working with crystals and vibrational healing. I am breaking that final egg shell membrane to live in my fullness.

~Athena

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Crystal Clear

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Manifestation Amethyst

My crystal healer course started last week. Thursday I decided to look at the homework. I was a little nervous about getting it done on time. No matter, I’m excited about the subject and want to learn as much as possible.

Earlier in the week, I had distracted myself with some new crystals and making a new YouTube video about tuning into crystal energy. During the process I asked all of the crystals in my sacred space what message they wanted me to share with others.

At that moment, I saw a bright light in my third eye. There was a vortex of energy coming down from above and fiber optic type lights making sacred geometry patterns in the walls of the vortex. The vortex beamed directly into an energetic representation of a human. As soon as the vortex hit the heart chakra, energy spun out in all directions. Kind of like an X flare on the Sun.

Crystals are here to help us accept high frequency energy, so we can hold more light. This is important because our job as humans is to create our world starting from within. The reason being is that light beamed through the heart chakra has the best chance of working through us to create and make the most impact on the physical world we inhabit.

Crystals tune the energies around them to their naturally frequency by way of their sacred geometry structure. They help us to amplify our own energy while at the same time assisting higher frequency energies to interact with us.

Turns out I started my homework right on time and didn’t even realize it. That’s synchronicity! I was supposed to communicate with a single crystal, but my crystals had me do the assignment we all needed. Their message to you is that they help create in a way that has the greatest impact.

~Athena

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Light Body

The energy today is interesting. It actually feels as though denser energy is being sucked out of me. I had an outburst earlier this evening when I discovered a child had etched my furniture with a sharp object. Now it seems my anger was unnecessary, because I really love the little heart she made.

Prior to my meditation it felt as though light was forming geometric patterns in my heart space. They were a golden orange color. As soon as one formed another would take its place. It didn’t take long until I felt my light body activate. It feels like a new level of freedom.

My mediation began with me perusing my crystal collection. My malachite sphere caught my attention. As soon as I held it, I felt its vibrations flow up my arms and into my heart. I started thinking about the stars and wondering why we love the stars so much? Maybe it is because we are stars looking back at ourselves.

The moment that thought popped into my head I perceived an energy taking the shape of a light being. The whole time the malachite was interacting with me on an energetic level. Helping me to integrate the light energy into the physical.

Immediately upon perceiving the light being my vision became much more detailed. I thought of the times I saw blue orbs out of the corner of my eye in early 2012. This being while holding a shape was not in its natural state. I know somehow its natural shape is an orb.

This energy or being (Arcturan) communicated to me via the malachite. It seemed to explain that my idea of coming from the stars is right and to share it with others in an entertaining creative way.

Upon opening my eyes I felt the need to write an epic novel about traveling the Universe by way of light body. Are those shapes from my light body activation codes to take me anywhere? Hmm, this could be a lot of fun.

~Athena

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Embracing Joy

This morning came too soon. The sunrise was nice. Even the chem trails in the Eastern sky were pretty in their unnatural way. Everyone was in a good mood.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is the Ten of Cups from The Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr. Wow,  what a great card! The image of the rainbow with the ten cups in an arch as well. The water reflecting the cups and the rainbow making a circle embracing joy. The land is encircled in the background as well.

The Universe is showing me that I am doing exactly what I need to do. The crystal healing course I am taking is giving me a boost. There are many others with similar interests in the class. We are all pursuing our interests in ways as unique as we are. The public is also interested in crystal healing.

Yesterday some women at a local antique dealer were interested when I bought several crystals and did not need the tags identifying the crystals. I explained that I am a crystal healer and know the names. Soon we were chatting and they asked if I taught classes. Just a few days prior to that I downloaded the forms to sign up to teach a community education class.

Just when it seems nothing is working,  things always manage to change. My goals in life continue to evolve as I do. The rainbow always symbolizing hope and the ten full cups abundance.

~Athena

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Inextricably Linked

Today was a crisp blue day. The sky was virtually cloudless. The Virgo full moon visible in the afternoon sky. Gratitude and wonder abound at how I’m even here in this skin experiencing such beauty.

Today’s card is The Star from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen. The card screams astrology. The Egyptian priestess is wearing clothing resembling a star filled night sky. There are astrological tools all around here and a chart she is unrolling in her lap.

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The Star

Kenner says, “The art of tarot is inextricably linked with the study of the stars. The professor of astrology (The Star) will help you make the most of both forms of divination.” I do like both art forms. Tarot cards and astrology are tools. I use them to gain a better understanding of events in my life and my place in the world. One of my goals with these Self-centered Tarot readings is to show others how to use the tarot to navigate their own lives.

I’m glad this card showed up today. It’s bright light is helping to navigate me out of a challenging emotional period. The challenge is in accepting myself and my deep need for true fulfillment in my work here on this Earth. This card seems to say, “You’re on the right path.” Especially since the card represents the sign of Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus the planet of sudden change. Transiting Uranus and Venus (love) are currently conjunct, and on top of my natal Jupiter (growth). A breakthrough.

May your star shine brightly for you!

~ Athena

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Loving Yourself

Today was a bright blue sunny day. Cold wind, but nice Sun. Spring will be here soon and I cannot wait. Especially after drawing today’s card.

Today’s Self-centered Tarot Card is the 5 of Emotions from the Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland. The card has beautiful colors and the wonderful geometry of the golden mean. You can tell the subject is deeply hurt. The pain in his eyes and brow is quite evident as is the covering of his heart chakra with his hands. Although he is now hurting, the Sun is there in the background. The sacred geometry pouring fourth from the man’s heart illustrate the great depth and meaning of events that have transpired.
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This card makes me cry. It seems as though I have been struggling so much with my emotions lately. My father had a stroke a couple of years ago that really affected me deeply. Relating to him is quite different. It is hard to face the fact that my dad just cannot be there for me the way he used to be. The person I was romantically involved with at the time dumped me shortly thereafter. I believe that individual was either a divine catalyst or a twin flame. Either way the double whammy really did a number on me.

These events have left me with much the same countenance as the man in the card. Pensive, hurt, and knowing there is a depth here that cannot go unnoticed. Powerful growth is underway. Growth in my ability to love myself. It is not an easy task in this world. Especially after untold number of failed romantic relationships. All of them seeming to fail to bring me to this point. A point where I must speak my own truth and truly pay attention to another’s actions. Actions speak much louder than words.

John Holland says, “Honor your feelings. Only by healing and loving yourself — by letting go of the past — can you continue your journey. The suffering associated with this loss delivers profound wisdom and knowledge for your soul.” Indeed it has delivered me to myself, perhaps the greatest gift of all. Holland provides hope, “Focus all your positive energy on the good in your life and what you’re grateful for. Use your healing energy in this way and try not to focus on what you’ve lost, for new beginnings and happiness are just around the corner.”

~Athena

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Movement Everywhere

Today was so beautiful. The clouds were like fluffy cotton balls arranged perfectly across the bright blue sky. Spring is upon us.

My Self-centered Tarot card of the day is X The World from the Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The image seems simple, but there is quite a bit going on. There is movement everywhere from the atom, to the snake, to the Milky Way. The colors Bartha uses are perfect and you can see a mimicking of the snake’s head in the tail of the galaxy.

The last week has been tremendously emotional for me. All for purely egoic reasons, which really just means I need some me time. On the beach in the Sun, me time. The only one who is going to make it happen is me. It’s time to stop spending so much time in an office not being fulfilled. I have a deep need to be of real use in this world. That means not doing anything my heart isn’t into anymore.

Today’s card reinforces what I already know. Change is underway. Crystals and healing are my passion. I must follow the passionate path to really live and be in my fullness. Tomorrow is our local gemshow. I can’t wait to see what I find and what finds me!

~ Athena

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Astral Vacation

Today is a weird President’s Day. I stayed home with the kids today, since there was no school. Before the kids woke up I was in the shower. By the time I was finished and went downstairs they were ready for pancakes, eggs, and bacon. After breakfast I was planning on going grocery shopping, joining my parents for lunch, and then going to see our counselor. Grocery shopping was put off until after the appointment, and then never happened. My parents and I never quite connected to meet for lunch. The counseling appointment ended with me feeling worse about things. Things are not bad, they are just hard. It is hard being a single parent. I strongly advise against becoming one unless it is your best alternative, which it was in my case. Nonetheless, it is not easy.

My Self-centered Tarot Card of the day is The Chariot from the Wizard’s Tarot from Corrinne Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen. The card comes as a bit of a surprise. I was not expecting to draw such an empowered woman on her high flying broom. My energy feels weak and weepy today. Much is happening in the image. The witch is in Egypt flying above the palm trees, pyramids and sphinx. There is a dog or coyote that seems to be her protector. Pi and the Moon frame her star adorned hat brim. It seems as though she is on a journey in search of something important. Her spirit guides protect her in her quest.

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Kenner writes something that stays with me, “The band of her hat features shimmering glyphs of the astrological sign Cancer. The stars of the constellation Cancer are swept up in the bristles of the broom, too. Cancer is the sign of home and family life–but astral projection makes it possible to see the world without leaving home.” Now the reason this really sticks with me is that our counselor suggested a vacation. A vacation seems completely out of reach at this point in my life for a multitude of reasons.

My plan is to do some fun things around town with the kids for spring break. We’ll have a nice little staycation. I’ll do some astral travelling and see the world in my dreams. Luckily I have already seen the pyramids, but only from the air. Weird kind of like this card. Did I just connect timelines?!? February 2015, meet July 2001. I only saw the pyramids from the air, because I was en-route to New York City after contracting Malaria in Calcutta (Kolkata).

Really what I need to do is keep on writing about how to apply spiritual tools to our everyday lives. Tarot is one such tool. Meditation is probably the greatest key to unlocking our latent spiritual gifts. Crystals inspire me and make me feel good. I am excited to go to our local gem show this weekend. I may be offering some crystals and related items for sale on my website soon.

If you too lack the time, money, or energy to take a vacation by all means take an astral-vacation. I hope to start tonight!

~Athena

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It Simply Happened

Overnight my energy centers are open allowing universal love to flow forth, like overflowing pools. It feels so good. Beyond any description I could conjure with mere words. Words are so clumsy at describing feelings, especially source love.

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Open Chakras

My heart chakra opened up nearly three years ago. Now after much meditation, contemplation, love, and spiritual work it feels as though my body and spirit are vibrating as one. This activation feels as though I played no active role.  It simply happened, because it is time.

~ Athena

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Pluto in Capricorn

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Pluto in Capricorn

The Pluto in Capricorn transit through my seventh house is about half way through. Transformation in the house of partnerships is brutal. Brutally beautiful.

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Majestic Beauty

This morning was a great morning. We all made it to school and work bright and early. Even work and school were easy. It’s always nice to have an easy day.

Today’s Self-centered card is Mountain, Strength from the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer. The image on the card is a majestic rocky mountain glowing in the sunset. Gorgeous.

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Mountain, Strength

Mountains are magnificent beings. They are mysterious, cold, wild, dangerous, beautiful, inspiring, and full of awe. The Mountain whispers timeless tales into your ear with their cold windy breath.

The card reminds me to be still and rest in my fullness and be cognizant that, “When the mountain feels threatened in some way…” Farmer continues, “the strength exhibited can wreak havoc for all beings caught on its skin.”

My task is to maintain balance, remembering my strength has the potential to harm. My ego better not become enamored with the whole majestic beauty thing or there could be havoc to be wreaked.

~ Athena

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New Methods

It was warm outside this morning. The rain stopped today. It had been raining for three days. We had to be out the door early for an orthodontist appointment. Palate expanders aren’t much fun for the little ones. Lucky we are all happy now and heading out the door shortly for some frozen yogurt.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is Ten of Shields, Harvest from the Native American Tarot Deck by Magda and J.A. Gonzalez. The man in the image appears to be young. He stoops low to cut the stem of tobacco plants. They are ready for harvest.

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Ten of Shields, Harvest

The interpretation of this card seems pretty obvious, hard work, careful trending, and mother Earth provide a great harvest. The authors of the deck say,

“The essence of Harvest is new methods. A change in viewpoint brings knowledge, wisdom and rewards.”

More than ever my creativity is flowing almost to the point of lashing out when not released. This seems new, except that I have always been creative. My lifetime in “the system” educational, medical, banking, etc. killed my innate desire to have fun creating art, music, and poetry. I’m back. And it’s high time for new methods!

~ Athena

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Reacting to Something

It was a foggy morning. My emotions were just as foggy as the morning. My body was in the midst of reacting to something. Am I feeling the fool (full) moon already? That was a Freudian slip of the fingers. Maybe I’m just a big cry baby.

Today is magically a two-card day. Guess the Universe knows I needed a pick-me-up after an emotional for no reason day. The self-centered tarot cards of the day are Three of Staves and Two of Cups from The Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr.

The woman in the first card is holding a stave in hand as a walking stick while she looks out to sea waiting for her ship to come in. Waldherr’s meaning, “An enterprise about to cumulate in success. The ability to transform goals into realistic action.” I say, maybe. Perhaps she is just a strong willed young woman who needed to get some air and is contemplating getting the hell out of there. Who really knows except her? At least she’s looking outward with her head held high!

In the second card, the woman sparkles in the moonlight, while the newly weds raise a cup to what they can achieve together. Notice the word can. One without the other is just one. Both together has great potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, literally. Luckily Waldherr saves me with her interpretation, “Integration of masculine and feminine aspects within oneself. An attraction that may become a serious relationship.”

While scrying after my meditation and prior to drawing the cards tonight, I saw many aspects of myself from many different space-time realities merge into the me here and now. Here’s to hoping for a hottie, just in case this situation turns out to be the latter. Cheers!

~Athena

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The Smirk

Today is a beautiful day. It’s sunny and warm. The sky is a beautiful pale blue with wispy clouds in the distance. The promise of springtime is in the air.

Today’s card is the Adept of Crystals from The Sirian Starseed Tarot deck by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alysa Bartha. The smirk on this adept’s face shows his sense of power and over indulged ego. Cori says of the adept, “passionate, at times impulsive, filled with vitality and determination to advance.”

Crystals are beautiful. The one in the adept’s hands is powerful. With great power comes great responsibility. This card reminds me that while I am capable, I still have much to learn.

Tomorrow I will be installing a new car battery. Not one of those easy peasy under your hood car batteries. My car is a Volkswagen, so I first must partially remove the driver’s seat. I’m sure my patience will be challenged, but it will all turn out with me getting what’s hopefully not the last of the cheap gas!

~ Athena

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More Here Now

This morning was foggy and cold. I meditated briefly before taking a shower. I should have meditated longer. My mood was just like the astrological weather, Mars cold in the fog who knows where doing who knows what for no reason conjunct Neptune in Pisces.

Mars in my natal chart is in Aries, the fire sign, and opposite Pluto, transformation, in Libra, the sign of balance. Basically that means I have quite a passionate fiery temperament. So, now after a few days of being in this fog, I’m ready to be out! Mercury also went retrograde today. So, I applied for a job. I have to take this Mars aggression out on something.

The tarot card I drew today took me aback a little. The subject’s hair in this one is a real doozy. Today’s self-centeredly drawn tarot card is Queen of Wands from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner illustrated by John J. Blumen.
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The image on the card is that of a surreal Medusa. Her blue skin glows in the warmth of the contained fire on either side of her and in her wand. The Moon suggests the woman’s deep emotional connection and state of illumination. Kenner says of the queen, “She is sinewy and strong, willful and dynamic, confident and self-assured.” These are qualities I very much admire. Today I feel tired, weak, emotional, and yet I feel this desire deep within propelling me toward growth.

It seems this card has come to remind me, I am fiery and passionate. Even though this fog has me feeling unsure about my emotions, Neptune has been working with Mars to cut through some dense nebulous stuff in my heart chakra.

There is a powerful cleansing occurring on many levels within. My cells perceive new energy and are rapidly incorporating it into physical healing and nourishment, like another type of nutrient. There is a simultaneous release of old energy and a freeing of my soul to be more here now in the physical. It is painful and it feels so blissfully good. It feels like a great soothing all encompassing love is filling in those spaces left open.

Tomorrow I am going to meditate longer. It really sets the tone for a good day, when done properly.

~Athena

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Aware and in Control

The sunrise this morning was a gorgeous deep orange-red. The Moon was hanging above the southern horizon highlighting the day’s beauty.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is from the Goddess Tarot Deck by Kris Weldherr. Today was another two card day. Four of Swords fell out of the deck. Behind it was X Fortune, Lakshmi.

The woman sleeping with swords above her at first disturbed me until I realized she was aware and in control of them, even in the sleep state, indicating great strength. Waldherr states, “The four swords are suspended above her protecting her from the outside world.”

The next card, X Fortune, Lakshmi is gorgeous. She rides on the back of a beautiful bird with her twin flame, Vishnu. They survey the valley below and abundance flows.

Things aren’t perfect in my life, but they’re pretty damn good.

~ Athena

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Change is Good

The day started off foggy. The Sun came out about lunchtime. It hurt my eyes for a moment. It has been many days since I last saw the blue sky. I am appreciative.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is 5, Financial & Material Changes from the Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland.

The image on the card seems to indicate a split. The index finger and thumb are in splendid warm tones while the ring and pinky fingers are bathed in cool tones. The card seems to indicate divorce even though the ring is typically on the left hand in western cultures.

The number five represents change in numerology. It also represents the kind of change you find in your pocket, coins. Think pentagram on the suit of coins in the tarot. Apparently I can look forward to possibly disturbing changes that I need to keep my chin up about. Those changes are likely financial, and could include divorce as a partner’s money is part of our own financial well being.

The changes I foresee happening including harnessing my creativity via my index finger and thumb to create new opportunities for greater freedom.

Change is good. The kind that happens in our lives and the kind I find in my pocket!

~ Athena