program your crystals

This all-purpose candle spell will program your crystals and make you feel like a badass

If I could only choose one spell to take to a desert island, this would be it. There’s nothing quite like the simple satisfaction of programming your crystals over the warm glow of a flickering candle flame, and the versatility of this spell means you can bust it out for just about any occasion. Read on for my favorite way to program crystals with your intentions by getting all fired up.

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I believe in me!

A friendly reminder to believe in yourself!

Hi!!! How’s everyone feeling right now after that big major moon??? I heard it was intense for a lot of people — myself very much included! Sometimes I get caught up in the intensity of life and stress and I forget something really important. So here I am writing this to remind myself, and you. It is a gift to be on this earth with the ability to create. Every day is an opportunity to create! The act of living is an act of creation! In case you forgot, you are the artist, you are the magician, and your magical creation is the life you live every day!

We are lucky to be able to do anything at all. Just having the ability to contribute love and beauty to the world is a gift. You are creating just by being. And anything else you do on top of that is bonus points!

So believe in yourself, believe in your ability to be the artist of your life and know in your heart you are doing the best you can every day.

Say it with me: I BELIEVE IN ME!

super blood wolf moon

Big Moon Energy: Your Super Blood Wolf Moon Survival Guide

Who’s afraid of the big bad super blood wolf moon? Not us! The name might sound menacing, but all it means is that the first full moon of the year is featuring a lunar eclipse! This Sunday, the Leo full moon will appear closer and larger than usual. Eclipses are said to be catalysts for change, and this one will be no exception; astrologers have been warning us about the life changing aspects of this phenomenon for weeks! Read on for more information on how to harness the Big Moon Energy for good.

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What is the 5D consciousness shift, and is it real?

Have you guys been seeing any internet flutterings about a 5D consciousness shift or “ascension”? I first heard the term “5D shift” last year on Myspace-idol-turned-spiritual-guide Audrey Kitching’s Instagram. Many of her captions reference an imminent paradigm shift in human consciousness, and when I first came across what she wrote it sounded so out there (even to me!) I couldn’t help but wonder for a moment if she had wandered in the direction of Illuminati-obsessed Tila Tequila. But then I started coming across mentions of a “5D energy shift” on other accounts, and then on YouTube, and my interest was quickly piqued. A few Google searches later, I realized I was late to the party on this one… were you?

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All about tarot spreads

Happy New Year, witches! It makes me so happy to say that I have been receiving quite a few messages from those of you who are delving into the world of Tarot! A few of these messages have contained questions about various spreads and how to use them, so I thought I would write you a handy guide!

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Your Guide to the Year Ahead: The Essential New Year Tarot Spread

Congratulations! Whether you feel like you kicked 2018’s ass or it kicked yours, you made it through this year and it’s on to the next one. There’s one tarot ritual I have made sure to do right around the start of the new year for over a decade now: the yearly tarot spread. My mom taught me to read tarot as I grew up and although she was the one to introduce the concept of a New Year Tarot spread to me, a recent Google search revealed that it is in fact very much A Thing. So I won’t claim this as an original idea or concept at all, but I still feel very inclined to continue to spread the word about this yearly ritual that I have gained a tremendous amount of value from and highly recommend you try (if you haven’t already).

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Bewitch your hair! (with Lunar Tides hair color)

What’s up witches?!? We all know we’re magical on the inside, but don’t you want to be magical on the outside too? I’m obsessed with testing out all kinds of pretty pink colors on my unicorn mane, so naturally I was stoked when I found out about Lunar Tides Hair Color. This Seattle-based creative color line is cruelty-free and vegan, and as of right now they have 34 shades to choose from – pretty impressive! I’ve seen them all over Instagram so when they sent me a few shades to try, I was over the moon!

The shades I decided to test out were Smokey Mauve, Lychee Pink, and Petal Pink. I started off trying to do the DIY thing, but let’s be real here — coloring your own hair is messy and kind of stressful (no one has eyes in the back of their head ok?!?). Luckily my amazingly talented hair stylist friend Wes Pine was around to save the day! He helped me melt the colors into each other, rinse them out (with a little Olaplex love too!), and get everything styled and looking fabulous! Watch our process to see our favorite tools, our best tips for maintaining unicorn color, and of course to have a magical time!

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Where do we go now? This post-solstice journal meditation will carry you out of the darkness and into the light

The darkest times are over, really: December 21st brought us the longest night of the year, also known as the winter solstice, and with it, the year’s longest visible full moon. To see the culmination of our darkest nights meet the bright glow of our fully illuminated moon was a powerful reminder that just as the sky can move from shadows into light, so can our consciousness. It is no new school of thought to view the end of the year as a time to shed what is no longer serving us, and direct our focus where it is truly needed. But this isn’t just a time to make a new year’s resolution and call it a day (or night); it is a time to reflect inward on what truly matters to you, and how you can move forward with intent to better align your life with your soul’s purpose. This journal meditation will assist you in processing what you have been through, so you can learn from it and decide where to go from here.

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Let go during the full moon’s afterglow

Do any of you feel affected by the full moon? I catch myself feeling my strangest at times when the moon is nearly or actually full. Sometimes my feelings are so intense I just want to sleep them off. The night of and three days before and after the full moon are energetically powerful times, so much so that I hardly want to do anything at all! So I came up with a gentle full moon ritual that even the most weary witch can muster (also useful up to three days after the full moon).

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Are you sensitive? (it’s ok)

As a Pisces with a Cancer moon I feel highly qualified to tell you about being sensitive. Are you a sensitive person too? Are you always in your feels? It’s not always easy being someone who feels their feelings so intensely. Being super in touch with your emotions can sometimes make your everyday life a bit taxing, am I right? Let’s talk about how we can navigate this.

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