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Intuitive guidance can make life much easier. Intuition is your internal compass; a built-in GPS that can help you navigate through life! Trusting in this guidance is much easier when you understand what these sixth sensory feelings are for.
What is Intuitive Guidance?
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
– Albert Einstein
Good ole’ Alby Einstein. With the awesome quote above, plus his superb brilliance, it sure seems like he knew a few things about intuition. I wonder if the two are connected… hmm…
So what exactly IS this magical intuitive goodness? A hunch? Sixth sense?
Yes and yes!
Intuition is a guidance system that each and every one of ushas. It is the way in which your soul – also called the Inner Being or Higher Self – communicates with you.
When we were born into these physical bodies, our souls didn’t just say, sayonara, see you on the flip side! Rather our soul, plus our spiritual helpers (Spirit Guides, teachers, angels, etc.) agreed to help support us through life.
It would be excellent if we could just call our Higher Self and Divine helpers on the phone, but since we can’t, they connect and guide us through our intuition.
Intuitive guidance can come to you in lots of different ways, such as:
- gut feelings
- that little voice inside
- a feeling of just knowing something
Intuitive guidance can help with everything from deciding what to wear to deciding if you should move across country. No job is too big or small for your intuition!
Best of all, once you learn to listen to your intuition, big and little decisions become MUCH easier. That means:
- less stress
- more happiness
- lots of other good stuff
And because intuition comes from your soul, it always guides you for your best good. And who can you trust more than you and your spiritual team?
Everyone Has Intuition
Intuitive guidance is natural. It’s our birthright and we ALL have it, even animals.
Actually, we could learn a lot from our furry friends. Have you ever noticed how your pet trusts their intuitive guidance? They lick the face of your bestie, but growl at the new person you’re dating?
That’s because they totally trust the sixth sense “vibes” they get and react immediately. They don’t think about it or get advice about their senses from their friends. Hey Fred, it’s Sammy-cat calling. Jess has this new friend. And man, I dunno…
First, that would be hysterical. Second, Sammy wouldn’t call his friend, Fred. He’d just hiss and run under the bed.
Animals don’t override their intuition with logic the way we humans do.
Real Life Intuitive Guidance Examples
- My daughter was having some challenges due to a learning disability. Since I homeschool, I was starting to feel really stressed. I read everything about what we should be doing to help her, but nothing FELT right. I had a strong urge that kept telling me, just do what you think is right. Weeks later, a psychologist recommended to me, based on her educational testing, the EXACT books I had started using with EXACT instruction on how I had been using them!
- My husband was driving home once with some other people from work. Suddenly, he had a strong urge to buckle up and told the other passengers to buckle up quick. Minutes later, they were in a serious accident. I believe that intuitive message saved their lives. (And I gave him a piece of my mind about not being buckled up in the first place!)
Intuitive guidance doesn’t have to be super dramatic. You can receive and ask for guidance on anything. With practice, you’ll learn to trust and rely on your intuition as much as Batman relies on Robin.
Psychic Ability vs. Intuition
Many people use the terms psychic and intuition interchangeably. I swap the words sometimes, too. But since we’re talking about intuitive guidance today, I thought it was important to mention this quick point:
- Psychic ability is the ability to tap into the unseen world around us; the ability to perceive subtle energies, auras, Spirit energy, etc. Everyone has intuition, but not everyone is psychic. That said, pretty much anyone can develop at least some degree of psychic ability. Why not? We’re all spiritual beings.
Bottom line: Use the KISS philosophy – Keep It Super Simple. Enjoy intuitive guidance and have fun with it. That’s more important than anything else. You’ll understand it more as you practice using it.
How to Get Intuitive Guidance
Many people forget that they are spiritual beings. They are present in their physical lives but forget about their sixth sensory feelings. That’s about as sad as eating a cupcake with no frosting.
But since you’re here, reading this post, I’m pretty sure that you realize that you are a spiritual being first and foremost 🙂
All we need to do now is tune you up a bit so that you can start using intuitive guidance.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Honestly, you’d be surprised how many people wonder why they aren’t getting any intuitive guidance, but never asked for any.
Start making a habit of asking for help with anything and everything, and see what kinds of feelings or signs you get.
2. Raise Your Vibration
Raising your vibration helps you feel more joyful and connected to the essence of who you really are. It’s pretty easy to do! Anything that makes you feel happy raises your vibration: Music, art, dancing, relaxing on a beach, woodworking, etc.
Meditation also raises your vibration and quiets your mind. The great thing about meditation is it trains your mind to quiet down a bit so that you can hear the intuitive guidance being given to you.
It’s hard to hear your Authentic Self and spiritual team when your mind is full of ego-based thoughts. Meditation pushes all those thoughts aside and allows room for spirit.
How to master intuitive guidance
Do you think if you made gluten-free French toast every day for a year you’d get pretty good at it? I’d say you’d be a ding-dong great gluten-free French toast maker!
Do you think if you started practicing receiving intuitive guidance every day for a year, you’d get good at it? I definitely think so!
Don’t get frustrated when you first start asking for intuitive guidance. Like Dory did in Finding Nemo, just keep swimming. You might feel like you are muddling around at first. But in time, the guidance will become easier and clearer.
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Where does intuition come from? Exactly where does all of this sixth sense goodness come from? More importantly, how do you know you can trust it… and how can you get more intuitive guidance?
Today, let’s explore the fascinating answers, which I promise, is going to knock your socks off and be super eye-opening.
Have You Ever Had a Hunch?
At some point in your life, you’ve probably had a gut feeling, a hunch, felt inspired, or just knew something. That was your intuition guiding you.
Intuition is the way that the non-physical part of you – your soul (also known as your Higher Self) – communicates with you.
Best yet… your soul can guide you in every way. It can help you with huge decisions and “big stuff”, and everyday “small stuff”. It’s like a GPS and Dear Abby all rolled into one!
Have you ever said to yourself:
- Something told me to do (or not do) it!
- I just knew that I had to do that!
- Something stopped me from (taking a certain action that would have led to danger).
That something was your intuition 🙂
Tip: While many people associate sudden, strong intuitive feelings with keeping them out of danger, the truth is that intuition can be beautiful and magnificent and help us with all sorts of everyday things such as:
- What to buy your niece for her birthday.
- The school that would be most beneficial for your kids.
- The color you should paint your living room.
But where does intuition come from? Let’s find out:
Where Does Intuition Come From?
Soooo, where does intuition come from? It actually comes from a couple of sources:
- Your Higher Self(remember, that’s another name for the soul)
- Your Spirit Guides
Everyone has a Higher Self and a spiritual team that includes Spirit Guides, therefore:
Everyone has intuition… you, me, Selena Gomez, and the kid that bags your groceries at the market.
When your intuition is guiding you, you may:
- Intuitively know what your child needs before his teacher or doctor tells you.
- Have a feeling that this is the wrong time to buy a new car, even though everything makes sense financially.
- Have something telling you that you should put some extra business cards in your purse (only to later strike up a conversation with someone at the deli who is looking for the EXACT sparkly cell-phone covers that you are selling on Etsy!).
- Be super busy, but feel inspired to start that new business or sign up for a class. (Tip: Inspiration is a wonderful indicator that your soul is nudging you!)
Let’s go into more detail about your Higher Self and your Spirit Guides.
1. Higher Self
As we said, your Higher Self is the non-physical part of you; it’s your soul. It is also known as your Authentic Self or Inner Being. You can call it whatever you want 🙂
You are ALWAYS connected to your Higher Self. Nothing can break your connection with it because it is you – it’s your Spirit – the non-physical part of you. Even when you are not aware of the connection (as many aren’t) or ignore it, it’s still there.
Your Higher Self is the complete and true essence of you; it’s whole, perfect, loving, and carries all of your past life memories, as well as a basic “blueprint” of the things you desire to experience in this lifetime.
Your soul is an infinite, non-physical energetic being. Your soul communicates with you by giving you intuitive feelings that help keep you on track with your desires and help move you towards joy.
- When you have a good vibe about something, this is your Higher Self/soul connecting with you through your intuition saying Yes! this person or situation is in alignment with what I really want. It resonates with your Essence.
- When you have a bad vibe about something or someone, this is your Higher Self telling you No! this is taking you off track of what you really want or there is danger – steer clear!
- BTW, if you’re ready to get in touch with your Higher Self, this post will teach you how!
2. Spirit Guides
Part two of the answer to the question where does intuition come from is: Spirit Guides.
Spirit guides are loving spiritual beings who are working magic behind the scenes to help you accomplish the things you’d like to experience. They love you beyond words and truly are our cheerleaders in spirit!
Just like your Higher Self, they connect with you via intuitive thoughts and feelings.
Spirit Guides help and support you in all areas of life. They can help with anything from getting a great parking space to putting the exact person in your path that leads to your dream job.
Spirit Guides are the movers and shakers of the Universe!
- We each have a main spirit guide that stays with us for life. These are souls who we knew in a past life and that we have a soul connection with.
- We have other spirit guides who assist us with other aspects of life, such as parenting.
- Spirit guides can move in and out of our lives. Some are with us for a short time, and some stay with us for a long time, depending on our needs.
- It’s also okay to request a spirit guide who has a particular skill set. During tax time, I was totally confused and asked for a financial guide to help! (They guided me to an accountant – seriously! lol)
- In addition to your spirit guides, you have many other members of your spiritual “team.” There are masters, teachers, and of course, your loved ones in heaven!
Your soul and spirit guides will love and support you in all ways. A great first step in learning to use and trust your intuition is to take baby steps. Ask for intuitive guidance on a small issue, put your logic aside for a few moments, let go and trust what you are feeling.
I hope I’ve helped you answer the question where does intuition come from!
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Your psychic abilities can open at any time in your life, at any age.
Of course, we’re all born with a “sixth sense”, but if we aren’t encouraged to use it, it can sit on the sidelines like the Patriot’s back-up quarterback.
BUT almost anything, at any time, can trigger an intuitive awakening. Here are some ways to know that your psychic abilities are opening up:
1. You start hanging around with new people
For most people, a new or expanded spiritual awareness comes with their psychic awakening. But of course, not everyone travels the highway toward understanding at the same speed.
You may be losing interest in your friends, and making new ones with a similar focus.
When you’re psychic abilities are blossoming, you may begin to see the world in a different way. It may feel like your soul is expanding.
You feel excitement and curiosity, and have a desire for richer and more meaningful relationships and conversations. Talking about the latest episode of Game of Thronesmay be fun sometimes, but it’s not enough. You crave meaning and depth.
2. Your eating habits change
Suddenly, you want lighter foods and it isn’t even summer. Fruits and vegetables have a different, higher vibrational rate than your old meat-and-potatoes fare.
Many people with psychic abilities (myself included) follow a “psychic diet” that consists of high-vibrational foods. Why? Because we are all vibrational beings and high-vibrational foods can keep us feeling better physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
3. You have new insights when your psychic abilities awaken
At this time, you might REALLY feel your intuition kicking in. You might feel like you are being Divinely guided. You may be getting a lot of “signs” that you can’t ignore.
None of us are “newbies” in the spiritual sense, but if using psychic abilities is new to you, I encourage you to take some time and learn about how your intuition works. This will give you a great understanding of why you’re getting signs, and where they are coming from.
4. Third eye activity
When your psychic abilities are opening up, your third eye chakra (located between your eyebrows) might tingle or feel pressure.
This is natural and normal and nothing to fear. It just means that your clairvoyance is strengthening. (Clairvoyance means you receive intuitive information or communicate with Spirit through images.)
5. You become more physically sensitive
As you develop your psychic abilities, you might notice that your physical senses become heightened, too. This is because your “clairs” – clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance – are opening up. How exciting!
The loud t.v. irks you. The morning coffee smells more divine!
You might notice one particular clair opening up (psychic hearing, for example), or all of them.
6. You’re more tuned in to Spirit
If you are sensing the presence of Spirits, you may be on your path to mediumship. (All mediums have psychic abilities.)
Perhaps you “feel” Spirit around. Maybe a name pops into your head. Or maybe you see an image of your friend’s deceased grandma in your head. The Spirits connecting with you may be your Spirit Guides or loved ones who’ve passed away.
7. A new way of dreaming
When we are awake, our perceptive faculties act as guardians against unknown input. Huh? English please!
A lot of people ignore their extrasensory feelings. We “debunk”, and say, that must be my imagination!
When we go to sleep, our logical faculties also sleep and the next higher state of awareness can come out to play (and teach!).
If you notice you are having more dreams, or vivid dreams, it’s another sign that your psychic abilities are waking up. Why not have fun with it and start a dream journal?
8. You are more sensitive to energy
When your psychic abilities open, you might develop an aversion to a particular place or individual because something doesn’t FEEL right. It may just feel “off” and you don’t know why.
And what about the news? Um hmm. You may find that you can no longer watch it or read the newspaper. This is especially true for clairsentients or empaths who can feel the emotions of others.
On the other hand, you can also feel when someone has a beautiful soul and wonderful energy!
You start avoiding drama because it feels so yucky. You are learning to embrace your spiritual unfolding. You’re unpeeling layers of beliefs from your self, and spirituality becomes a new love for you.
9. You start having headaches
Have you ever exercised after not having exercised for a long time? What happens? You wake up stiff and sore the next day.
For a lot of people, it’s similar when their psychic abilities start opening up. Using your clairs are like using muscles you haven’t used in a REALLY long time.
But just like with exercise, you’ll get accustomed to receiving intuitive input and the headaches will go away. You’ll learn to get grounded and centered in time. Sometimes, you might have to “tweak” a bit. For example, even after 15 years, I still get headaches if I give too many readings in a day.
As you adjust, soak your feet in warm water or have a foot massage to redirect the energy. Naturally, if the headaches persist, talk to your doctor.
I hope you now have a little bit of peace about your psychic abilities. This arena is no different than any other new field of endeavor. You might be uncomfortable at first, but unfolding your intuition is a good thing.
You aren’t weird; you’re wonderful, and you may well be ahead of the pack. If you’re called to spirituality, intuition, and psychic abilities – it’s your path. Congratulations!
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Psychic clairvoyant experiences are AMAZING. You get to see images, symbols, and even little “movies” in your head.
But even if you feel mostly awesome about your abilities, there will still be times when you doubt yourself.
We ALL have doubt sometimes – especially in the beginning when our intuitive gifts are first awakening.
Does this sound familiar?
One day you know it’s all real and you feel like you are walking on sunshine! You feel aligned with your soul and oh-so-bubbly!
You smile at the crabby teen who bags your groceries and send her loving pink light!
You pick up your bag of carrots and bounce out of the market.
Psychic clairvoyance rocks!
The next day, you feel… doubt.
You wonder if you REALLY have psychic clairvoyant ability.
- Is this all in my head?
- Am I just making it all up?
- I’m not very good at this.
But like Susan Powter said in the 90’s, it’s time to Stop the Insanity!
I know – it can be tough to trust your experiences when the world around you perceives right-brain people as flakes. And it’s not like we can see or touch our intuition, so it’s doubly tricky!
But I PROMISE, you CAN learn to trust your psychic clairvoyant abilities.
I was THE Queen of Doubt! If I could learn to trust, so can you.
How to Start Trusting Your Psychic Clairvoyant Experiences
Have faith in yourself… just for now
Did you ever stop and think about how much we abuse ourselves with negative self-talk? A lot!
Decide that just for this week, this day, or even this hour, you are going to trust the messages you get.
- Take Away: Today, give yourself the benefit of the doubt and have faith in yourself and your psychic clairvoyant abilities. Then watch for and EXPECT amazing insights to come to you.
Ask for it
Would you give a kid in kindergarten a calculus book? Hmm, nope. You’d break out the flash cards and teach them that 1+1 = 2.
Starting today, ask your Spirit Guides for CLEAR images that you will be able to EASILY interpret.
Ask for signs, too. When I was developing my gifts, I asked my Guides for “signs” all the time.
I worried about getting the “right” message, and I needed a lot of reassurance from them. So if you are the same, don’t worry.
- Take Away: Your spiritual team is THRILLED that you are on the road to learning about and using your psychic clairvoyant gifts, so they won’t mind being asked for a sign (or 10!).
Trust your Guides
Sometimes, you may get messages that seem just plain weird and wonder what your Guides have been smokin’.
For example, I was giving a mediumship reading once and saw a glass eyeball in my mind’s eye. Yes, you read that right… eyeball.
As my client sat across from me, I convinced myself that this vision was completely wrong, that I sucked, and that I should go back to school for accounting. But guess what?
She knew exactly what the glass eyeball was all about!
It does take some practice to learn how to interpret these messages, especially when they are sent as a symbol or metaphor. So don’t beat yourself up. Baby steps.
If you can’t figure a message out, ask your Guides for help clarifying what you saw.
- Take away: You can trust your Spirit Guides. These bundles of energy could be chilling with Source right now, but have chosen to help you out, so know that whatever they send you, is golden.
It’s totally exciting when you start seeing real progress in your gifts, and it’s easy to overshare.
For example, you decide to quit the job you hate and become a freelancer. You’ve always wanted to do this, but finally feel ready because of messages you’ve received through your psychic clairvoyant abilities.
That’s awesome! I couldn’t be happier for you! Hugs and smiles! 🙂
But the truth is, not everyone will understand. Some will think that you’re so open minded that your brains fell out. You’re listening to your clair-whaaaat?
So, it’s a good idea to think carefully before sharing this information with certain people. You know the ones. They live solidly in the left-brain, logical world and they simply wouldn’t understand about feeling called or guided.
It’s not that they wish you to be unhappy. It’s that they don’t get it. They haven’t opened up to their intuition so they can’t relate. It’s like they speak a different language.
- Take away: It’s so easy to second-guess yourself during this phase. Keeping certain info on a “need-to-know” basis allows you to share with the people that will encourage you – not the ones who won’t.
OK, you’ve asked for help from your Spirit Guides and you are choosing to trust yourself. Now what?
You are going to start getting messages, babe, believe it!
One easy way to learn to trust your psychic clairvoyant gifts is to keep a journal of your experiences.
Write down all of the messages or answers you get. Write down your dreams, your visions and any other communications, too.
- Take away: This will be a huge help at times when you feel doubt. You will be able to look back to see the “facts” in black and white.
It’s also fun to be able to go back and read your journals later on!
Raise your vibration
To get messages, it’s helpful to have a high vibration. Remember, all energy vibrates at a certain frequency. Spirit energy vibrates really fast (because it’s not weighed down by a physical body or negative energy).
When your vibration is high, you’ll feel how much easier it is to receive and TRUST the psychic clairvoyant messages that you are receiving.
Raising your vibration is easy: Do more of what makes you happy and stay away from negativity. You might be thinking, but have you met my in-laws?
I’ve talked to many people – myself included – who have had to TRAIN themselves to put their happiness first. It feels weird in the beginning, but it starts to feel more natural the more you do it.
- Take away: A high vibration helps you be a clear clairvoyant channel.
Practice, practice, practice
With practice and more successes, your confidence will naturally grow. Practice can be as simple as asking for guidance for yourself, then following it:
- Ask for guidance. Write it in your journal.
- If you don’t get an answer at first, ask for signs. Write them down in your journal.
- Take away: Make practicing a part of your day, every day. You won’t believe how quickly you’ll start trusting your psychic clairvoyant insights!
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Becoming clairvoyant (or developing any of the “clairs” that improve intuitive ability) is fun and easier than you might think.
But just like with anything new, it takes some practice and patience to get the hang of it.
Do you think you could get a smokin’, ripped hot body overnight and without doing any work? If only! It’s the same with developing your psychic skills.
Building your “psychic muscles” is a process, just like working out. But, in my opinion, it’s waaaaay more fun!
First things first. I’m going to get mushy for a minute. (Cue dramatic movie music…)
This is an exciting journey for sure. But remember to be super kind and tolerant with yourself. If you aren’t seeing the progress you would like, just stick with it. It will happen!
The most important thing is that we get the ball rolling and build up some momentum. Ready, let’s do this!
Becoming Clairvoyant: 6 Ways to Increase Psychic Seeing
1. Practice Visualization
Clairvoyants have strong visualization abilities.
Soooo, it is really helpful to spend time on becoming a super visualizer. The more often you practice this skill, the easier it will become.
Remember, the “seeing” clairvoyants have is usually in their minds eye – through their third eye – the chakra located just above and between your eyebrows.
In other words, the visions, pictures, and symbols you see are “in your head”.
It’s easier to receive clairvoyant images when your third eye chakra is open. That’s why spending time opening it is helpful.
Spend a few minutes each day visualizing different images, pictures, and scenes in your minds eye is a really fun and relaxing way to develop clairvoyance.
Imagine you are rockin’ a concert with Adele. Or walking through the Downton Abbey mansion. Perhaps you’re on a picnic with Mark Wahlberg. Visualize your dreamy scene with the intent of opening the third eye chakra and improving your clairvoyant abilities.
Visualize with Numbers and Flowers
Close your eyes. Imagine the number one in your mind. When you can hold the image for 10 seconds, move onto the number 2, then 3, etc., all the way to 10.
Having trouble? Get some arts and crafts supplies and draw a big ole number one on a piece of paper. Go wild and make it creative. Cover it with glitter! Color it yellow and add black stripes! Stare at the awesome picture you just created for 30 seconds or so… THEN close your eyes and try the exercise. This will give you an image to start with.
2. Play a Clairvoyant Game
Clairvoyant Game #1
Do you remember playing the game Memory as a child? You know, the game where you place all of the cards face down, then flip over one at a time, trying to make matches?
Memory is an excellent game to play to help become more clairvoyant. As you are playing, try “seeing” in your mind’s eye where each card is.
Clairvoyant Game #2
Here’s another fun clairvoyant game. Have a friend place 10 random items on your kitchen table (make sure you leave the room while she’s setting up).
When she’s done, walk back into the room. Study the items for 10-20 seconds.
Now close your eyes and imagine each of the items. Practice seeing in your mind’s eye where each item is located. Its size. Its color.
Write all of the objects down, in as much detail as possible. Open your eyes, look at the table, and see how you did.
You can also do this exercise when you are alone. If you’re sitting on a park bench or in a coffee shop, study your surroundings for a moment. Then, close your eyes and visualize your surroundings, seeing as much detail as possible.
Clairvoyant Game #3
This is a REALLY fun way to increase clairvoyant abilities. Pick up a pack of Zener cards .
Practice telepathically sending and receiving Zener card images to a friend.
I did this with a partner years ago in a psychic development group. We were able to get 100% correct. It was AMAZING!
3. Use Crystals to Open the Third Eye
Crystals are a GREAT way to open your third eye chakra. Place them near you when you meditate or lay them near your forehead when you go to sleep.
You can also carry them in your pocket. This will help remind you of your intention to develop your clairvoyance throughout the day. Plus, crystals are just fun to carry. Period.
Both lapis lazuli and clear quartz crystal are known for their abilities to open the third eye.
4. Keep a Dream Journal
Clairvoyant people often experience vivid dreams. Working with your dreams is a cool way to become clairvoyant. Plus, it’s practically effortless!
Why dreams? Our Spirit Guides, angels and loved ones in heaven communicate with us through dreams. When we sleep, our logical minds rest and our subconscious mind can freely accept the spiritual guidance that we would normally ignore or overlook.
Sleep time becomes “play time” for us as we astral travel and connect with Spirit (what else is our soul going to do while our body sleeps?).
Keep your journal next to your bed to record your dreams as soon as you wake up. After a while, you may start to notice patterns and symbols that are meaningful to you. You may even remember a past life! Super fun, I know!
Keeping a dream journal will also help you see how your clairvoyance is evolving.There’s no better motivation and inspiration than “seeing” how far you’ve come.
5. Set the Intention to Receive Guidance Through Your Dreams
Have you ever had your mom give you advice when you didn’t ask? 🙂 Well, your Spiritual family is also THRILLED to supply you with the direction you need.
They always help for the highest and best good of your soul. Simply set the intention that you’re open to receiving intuitive guidance. Ask that they give you messages via your clairvoyance while you sleep. Don’t forget to write down the messages when you wake up.
You’ve probably heard this a BAJILLION times, but meditation is essential to developing any of your psychic gifts. Why? It clears your mind, raises your vibration (which is how we can detect subtle Spirit energy), and gets you out of your logical mind.
Meditation, like visualization opens your third eye. All mediation improves your mind’s eye ability to see, but you can also mediate specifically with the intention to become clairvoyant. And you can do it in just a few minutes a day.
Meditation to Open the Third Eye I
Get into a comfortable position, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, getting settled in your body. Once you feel stable, practice seeing the face of a loved one in your mind’s eye. Look closely. Imagine their laugh lines, dimples, all of it!
Meditation to Open the Third Eye II
Get comfy, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths. Set the intention to expand your clairvoyant abilities. Focus your attention on your third eye chakra.
Imagine the chakra in a majestic purple color, spinning beautifully, signifying it’s wide open.
You will probably experience slight tingling between your eyebrows.
This is normal and a sign that your third eye area is opening, further allowing your clairvoyant gifts to flourish. Yay!
Are you ready to rock clairvoyance?
You might have trouble trusting the messages you receive through clairvoyance at first, and that’s OK. We’ve been raised to trust only in things that are logical and tangible, so it may take a little while to feel fully trusting. Give yourself some grace 🙂
And keep in mind that your Spiritual team has only your highest good at heart, and you can trust in them to safely guide you.
If you need a change from clairvoyant exercises, you can always work on some of the other clairs first. This should be a fun process, and never stressful. Remember to have fun!
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Your Daily Love Tarot Card of the Day
Three of Wands
This suit, most often called “Wands” and sometimes called “Rods” or “Staves,” represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking.
A Three in this suit symbolizes an inner balance that allows you to feel more optimistic about new endeavors you are committed to, or want to commit to. In the illustrated Tarots, the human character is standing on his balcony, watching ships leave the harbor, loaded with his goods for far-off ports, dreaming of the fortune he will reap if all goes well. Summon the optimism within you.
This energy must be patient and trusting, because he or she will have to wait some time to find out how the ships have fared. Meanwhile, a lot of resources are tied up until they return with the bounty. Only those truly confident in their ideas and abilities would undertake such a risk. This card represents the energy a person needs to take on great adventures and accomplish noble (and remunerative) deeds.
A detail that sometimes appears in the more esoteric Tarots is a winged wand with two snakes twining around it, called the Caduceus, which is Mercury’s wand. This is an ancient symbol of the healer or shaman, one who can travel between the worlds to rescue souls from death or possession. Perhaps the feeling of empowerment this card represents points to the internal mechanisms of self-healing. Perhaps it refers to the courage it takes to be an entrepreneur or an inventor, which is in itself a magical process — bringing not only opportunity for success, but also an awakening to higher potentials.
Tarot Card of the Day
August 8, 2018
The World card points to the presiding wisdom which upholds life on this and all worlds. In most Tarot decks, it is a female figure that has become our standard World image. She originates in Hebrew, Gnostic, and Alchemical lore, and stands between heaven and Earth as the cosmic mother of souls, the wife of God, and our protector from the karmic forces we have set loose upon the Earth in our immaturity and ignorance.
The goddess of The World card invites us into cosmic citizenship — once we come to realize our soul’s potential for it. It announces the awakening of the soul’s immortal being, accomplished without the necessity of dying.
This card, like the Sun, is reputed to have no negative meaning no matter where or how it appears. If the Hermetic axiom is “Know Thyself”, this image represents what becomes known when the true nature of self is followed to creative freedom and its ultimate realization.
If You Were Born Today, August 8
You are always looking for meaning in your life and in the things and circumstances around you. You could frequently find yourself assessing what things may be worth, and your instincts are excellent for figuring out what is worth a further look. You dislike routine and love to keep yourself active; yet you crave stability and security. A long-term, stable job that also allows you to mix things up would be ideal. Your insatiable curiosity makes you extremely interesting to know, as your ideas are always intriguing. You make a wonderful friend and companion. Even so, there can be times when you are overly practical and logical when a softer touch is more appropriate. In love, you tend to go the distance, but you do need to feel that you’re growing and improving through a relationship. You are ambitious and, while very loving, you can be quite stern when irritated. Famous people born today: Dustin Hoffman, Keith Carradine, Connie Stevens, Donald P. Bellisario, Meagan Good.
Your Birthday Year Forecast
With the Sun and Moon in harmony in your Solar Return chart, the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
The year ahead is likely to be especially busy. At times, you may feel like the pace of your life is running ahead of you! You can be especially productive, however, in all types of communications–writing, speaking, learning, teaching, and so forth. There can be a stronger focus on past performance.
You have Jupiter transiting in harmony to your Sun from January forward. Under this influence, you have a stronger than usual desire to improve, grow, and learn. This is a fortunate aspect that helps boost optimism and confidence, and you are able to attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result. Problems are easier to resolve. Matters related to universities, higher education, organized religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests can be especially strong. It’s a favorable time to further your education, travel, or otherwise expand your personal horizons. You are likely to enjoy a larger perspective on matters that keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses.
This can be a year in which you are building faith and confidence in your personality, skills, and talents. You can experience a stronger desire to seek out meaning, wisdom, and mental stimulation in your life during this period. Others might frequently turn to you for guidance. In fact, they may see the wisdom in your ways more clearly.
You’re willing to put in the effort for a mental interest or project this year, and you can feel pleasantly dedicated to your work or ideas. You are more able to focus on what you’re doing and communicating, and more inclined to notice and consider details.
You are especially creative and expressive during this period, and you succeed most in fields or areas that allow you to make something beautiful, attractive, and/or entertaining. Personal magnetism is excellent at this time. This is a good period for creative projects and joining with others in the pursuit of a common goal.
Energy fluctuates this year, however. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.
As well, getting serious about love or money (or both) can be a theme this year. Money may be tight, or the need to buckle down with your finances may be necessary. You may have an increased awareness of your limits. The responsibilities of partnership are magnified this year. You are likely to be more earnest on a romantic level. An existing relationship may become more serious, or you may form a new partnership with a serious or older person.
You might also watch for a tendency to overstate and to neglect important details when making plans. You may have so very many ideas that you end up implementing none if you’re not careful! You are likely to have increased opportunities for travel and/or new learning experiences.
Idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses surface this year. Making connections with others from different backgrounds may figure strongly. Widening your mind through unusual or different experiences can be part of the picture. You more easily make personal sacrifices for what you believe to be the greater good this year.
There can be a pleasant sense that you’re moving forward and growing this year. Your creativity is stimulated in addition to your excitability and your need for freedom. It is easier than ever to express your individuality in a manner that is true to you. In certain areas of your life, you’re inclined to rock the boat this year so that you can break free from a limiting situation. Be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. Personal magnetism is strong, although there can be some feelings of restriction in a key relationship or with money matters at times.
2018 is a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.
2019 will be a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.
Calendar of the Moon
Colors: Blue and Brown
Element: Water and Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of blue place a goblet of spring water, the figure of a leaping salmon, and three blue candles; next to them on cloth of brown place a musical instrument, a pen, and fresh flowers.
Offerings: Poetry, songs, art, writing.
Daily Meal: Either fish (for the Salmon), poultry (for the Duck) or salads.
Call: Hail the month of the Hazel Tree!
Response: Hail the month of the nuts that nourish us.
Call: First tree of the harvest, you give forth wisdom.
Response: Last tree of the summer, you chant our memories.
Call: The fading warmth follows you,
Response: And we feast on the fruits of your knowledge.
Call: This is the month of words and song.
Response: This is the month of the search for the mysteries.
Call: This is the month of the sacred pool,
Response: Wherein swims the Salmon of Knowledge.
Call: We fish for the gleams of divine light on the surface,
Response: We dive for the truths that lie deep in the Well.
Call: Our intuition is the hazel-twig held before us.
Response: We shall search out the underground streams.
Call: We shall find the hidden treasures.
Response: We shall spread them forth in words of power.
Call: We shall bring them forth with our hands in works of art,
Response: We shall gift the Gods and the people with our songs.
Call: Our voices will find their way across the land.
Response: Hear us, O Gods, as we sing your praises!
Call: This is the month of the bard’s silver tongue,
Response: This is the month of the golden door of autumn.
Call: As the Hazel Tree stands with words of peace,
Response: So shall we stand between the warring parties.
Call: So shall our Rule spread Justice and Peace,
Response: So shall our words spread beauty and harmony.
(As this is the month of the Bard, one or more shall stand forth and sing before the others, or read what words they would, to bring gladness and knowledge to the hearts of those who listen.)
Calendar of the Sun
Altar: Upon a brown cloth lay a scythe, a chalice of water, a basket of unthreshed rye stalks, and a loaf of rye bread.
Offering: Give food to the poor.
Daily Meal: Rye bread sandwiches.
I sing the song of the scythe,
Swinging through the air,
Sharpness and keenness its breath,
Rhythm its walk,
The tooth of the Moon,
The razor of the Sun.
For sharpness means that we shall eat this winter,
For keenness means that there shall be enough.
May those of us who find ourselves to be blades
Recall that our cutting edge
Is best used for the nourishment of all.
(The water is passed around, and then the remainder is poured out as a libation.)
I sing the praises of Rye,
Grain of the cold north,
Grain who needs little to prosper,
Grain who feeds those with the worst land,
Tallest of the waving heads,
Dark flour of nourishment,
I sing the praises of Rye.
(The rye bread is passed around, and then the remainder is scattered in the garden.)
Song: John Barleycorn
Moon in Cancer
The Moon is traveling through Cancer today. Beware of mood swings. Cook some soul food. Cuddle up with someone.
The restlessness of the Gemini Moon gives way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet. Feelings of belonging and safety are what motivate us under this influence. The Moon feels right at home in the sign of Cancer, as it rules the sign. This Moon position has much healing potential. Although insular by nature, our feelings run deep, making it an ideal time to get in touch with what motivates us.
The Moon in Cancer generally favors the following activities: Domestic activities, those that involve awareness of personal needs. Home decor, family get-togethers.
The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018
Moon Age: 26.15 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 365,015.51 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,676,195.38 km