march 31 blue moon

What the blue moon means, and how it can help you glow too

It’s the last day of March, but what else makes this time special? It’s the night of the second blue moon this year! I keep blurting this out excitedly, and the reaction I get is mostly, “Cool… so what does it mean?”

A “blue moon” isn’t actually a moon that is blue — it is the second full moon in one month. This doesn’t happen very often, hence the saying “once in a blue moon.” We saw the first blue moon this year on January 31st, but that wasn’t all — it was also the night of a supermoon and a lunar eclipse. After tonight, there won’t be another blue moon until Halloween of 2020!

So what is this beautiful blessed blue moon saying to our souls tonight? A full moon is already a time of heightened energy, ready to be channeled into whatever it is we need to bring to fruition. A blue moon is rare, and two in one year is even rarer. So tonight is a super special night that doesn’t come around very often. It’s so lucky and powerful to be in the presence of such a magnificent moment. Look outside if you can – it is bursting with a lustrous astral soup of glowing moonlight for us all to bask in!

So tonight I’m sharing with you some simple actions that will help you channel this energy in a beautiful way. These are mini rituals anyone can do, just about anytime and anywhere, to share in the blue moon magic and let it flow through your life.

full moon crystal charging

1. Crystal charging: If you have a crystal handy – perhaps you are wearing one, holding one, or keeping one in your pocket – hold it in your fingers or in the palm of your hand while the moonlight shines down on you. Visualize the glow of the moonlight becoming brighter and brighter as it flows down into your crystal, and through your crystal into your whole being. Feel a soft, loving, flowing energy wash down your shoulders like a warm, wild, peaceful embrace. This glow that you feel will stay with you always.

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2. Listen to the moon: this is a mini meditation that can be done even if you are outside under the moon for even just a minute or two. It can be done while walking if you like, standing, or sitting outside in contemplation. Gaze up at the moon and greet her silently (or not so silently if you would like). I start off by thinking, “Hey mama moon, you look beautiful tonight.” Gently ask for any wisdom she may have to give to you, and let your mind be open and receptive to whatever flows through. You may come across silly thoughts, but do not doubt yourself. Listen intently enough and your focused calm will lead you to lovely revelations. The moon is a sweet silent friend who is always smiling down at us. If you trust your intuition, she can show you a reflection of yourself you never knew you’d see.

A few moon thoughts I have received include:

“Keep doing what you are doing, you are on the right path.”
“Take care of yourself.”
“Listen to yourself and you will be imbued with wild wisdom.”

herbal tea

3. Brew full moon tea: This is perfect if you cannot see the moon where you are, or if you must be inside. Brew a cup of relaxing herbal tea, and throughout the process, picture moonlight streaming through tiny unseen cracks in your building and charging your tea with the glow of peaceful power. Pour, steep, and sip the tea thoughtfully, as if you are drinking in moonlight. You are full of love.

The full moon is always a magical time, and the blue moon is extra special. Take time to celebrate in your own way, no matter how small, to carry this rare and sacred energy with you always.

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Magical mantras for motivation

Welcome back, my magical friends! This week’s first topic is a bit less lighthearted than the last, but still super fun, I promise! We’re covering one of my favorite ways to get and stay motivated: personal mantras. There are so many different ways that life can get tough. You might be doing your best, but not every issue is instantly fixable. Sometimes you need a super accessible reminder that will keep you focused on your goals and prevent you from losing that inner fire you need to stay passionate. That’s where a personal mantra comes in! Read on for what a personal mantra is, why it will help you, and how to use it to get the most out of your life!

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Bewitch your wardrobe: Classic witchy style elements that always work like a charm!

Welcome back, witches! I hope everyone had a wonderful new moon / St. Patrick’s / weekend. I just wrapped up my birthday celebrations (it was the 16th, but I made it my birthday WEEK) and I’m here to share some of my favorite elements of classic witchy style. We’re all familiar with the stereotypical “witch” caricature and while not all of the associations that may come to mind are pretty (I’ll pass on the warts), there are several essential witchy style details that are enduringly timeless and can add a touch of magic to any ensemble.

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Solve your problems with this tarot trick

Whether you’re a seasoned tarot reader or someone who is brand new to your tarot deck, this “tarot battle” exercise is designed to help you discover more about yourself and your cards while also potentially helping you remove mental blocks that prevent you from solving seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This can be performed with any tarot deck — today I am using the Rider-Waite deck because it is super clear and easily interpreted, but I have found many others that I love. Feel free to use whatever inspires you most.

While it is great to draw a card at random from your deck, it is super beneficial to take a good look through your cards and get to know them by seeing them all as they are. You can work with them by choosing certain cards that resonate with your current state of mind; it doesn’t take away the magic to pick intentionally, I promise! It will actually deepen your understanding of the super relatable parts of life that they represent.

So if you’re going through something — ¬†perhaps a problem that is hard to solve or even difficult to begin to think of a solution to — pick out a card that most symbolizes what you are going through. The cards are dramatic as hell, so please don’t be afraid to pick what resonates with you at this time, even if it’s a bit of a stretch. Tarot is all about symbolic associations so universal that they work on a subliminal level, helping you find answers within yourself that you may not have been able to reach on your own.

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How to actually use crystals

You might have heard crystals can bring you an unlimited source of good vibes. You might be hearing all about how crystals can help you reduce stress, cope with depression, or just improve your overall quality of life. But you might also be wondering, how the heck do you actually use these things? How do we tap into the infinite benefits supposedly enclosed in these shiny little guys?

Well wonder no more, because I’m totally here to help you through this. I’ve made a list of my top five favorite ways to use crystals. These tips will work with literally any kind of crystal, so feel free to experiment! If you’re new to crystals, go and pick one out! Seriously, just try listening to your first instinct and take home the one that first grabs your attention. (Unless that’s the $3,500 geode in the window that you’ll need to open a new credit card for, in which case, maybe work up to that eventually.)

Now that you have a sparkly new friend, keep one really important thing in mind! Ultimately, a crystal’s true meaning is what it means to you. This can be as life-altering or as lighthearted as you care to think of it. Aside from all the folklore and fabled magical properties, the true power of a crystal is that it triggers an association in your mind with the characteristics it represents. It is a tangible reminder of what you’re choosing to invite more of into your life. You can hold it and behold it, you can see it and believe in it. But ultimately the qualities being brought to the surface are qualities already in you. Sometimes you just need to make things feel a little more magical to see it.

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A quick & simple morning ritual to supercharge your day

Since we are about to roll into a brand new week I figured I’d share my favorite witchy morning practice to start the day off right! Think of this as a super efficient mini mindfulness meditation designed to set your intentions for the day. Whether you have five minutes or no minutes, this easy yet effective routine can be snuck into even the most hectic of mornings and will help hone your focus on whatever it is you need to accomplish!

So put on some music that will get you hyped up, head over to where you usually get ready, and try following these steps to get your mind primed to face whatever lies in store for you next. Continue reading