Intuition

SAVE THE DATE: Living a Magical Life with Paige Zaferiou & Briana Saussy

Yes, you read that right. On the New Moon in Aquarius, I'll be joining forces with two of my most beloved babes for a full delicious hour, and you're invited! We'll chat about what it means to live a magical life, what that looks like, and how to get started. And the best part? It's free!

Briana Saussy and Paige Zaferiou are my go-to ladies when it comes to magical remedies and mystical guidance. If you don't already know them, you're going to love them.

Won't you join us? Check out the details and RSVP here.

(If you can't make the call, don't worry! It will be recorded.)

Pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, grab your favorite notebook, and get ready. If you're planning to start a spiritual practice in the new year, you don't want to miss this!

Can't wait to see you there!

xx

How to Create Your Own Sacred Space

A few weeks ago, I set up a home office.

I'd love to say I made the switch out of excitement or alacrity, but that wouldn't be true. In fact, the change came from a place of desperation.

I was in the process of transitioning to a new day-job role with more responsibilities and travel requirements, all while keeping up my current position and The Midheaven. On top of that, I'd agreed to rehearsal with a new band for a show later this month.

To say that I'd spread myself too thin was a wild understatement.

The pressure to perform began to wear on me, and as it did, my normally strict boundaries blurred. Since my college dorm days, I'd kept my computer in my bedroom. I never gave it much thought before, but suddenly I found myself poring over emails at an hour when I'd normally be turning in for the night. Other nights I'd obsess about getting to bed early, only to wake up exhausted, or worse, panicked.

Even though I was euphoric about the career opportunities I'd been given, I felt like I was being crushed by my commitments.

If I was going to avoid burnout, something had to give.

I'd read that keeping electronics in the bedroom wasn't a good practice, but previously dismissed the notion as unreasonable. Didn't everyone keep their iPads at their bedside, refreshing their social media feeds to their heart's content?

In a purely Hail Mary move, I remembered there was a small spare room in the house that hadn't been set up yet. I talked to my beloved about it, and we moved my workstation in the very next day.

The energy shift was palpable. My productivity spiked, and I had my best sales month ever. And the icing on the cake? In my bedroom my sleep was more restful, and my dreams more lucid.

What was the difference? I made each place sacred.

By honoring the intention of each room, I was able to keep my personal boundaries in check. This way, I could devote fully to each of my endeavors instead of trying to focus on all of them at once. I learned that you've got to have boundaries in order to create space. 

Another perk of having a sacred space? It signals to the universe that you mean business. Trust me, it's listening!

If you want to create your own sacred space, don't feel like you have to set apart a whole room of your house. Clearing off a dresser and turning it into a beautiful altar, or picking out a special cushion for writing can do the trick. Or, take your sacred space with you by carrying a favorite incense or tea with you!

Here's to boundaries and spaciousness!

Don’t Call Me Woo: Why You Should Take the Sacred Arts Seriously

Earlier this week I added The Midheaven to my resume.

That's right. My real-life, big-girl, professional resume. Because I take what I do here seriously.

Over the years, I've heard many people refer to astrology and tarot as “woo-woo”. I'm not trying to pretend that this work isn't on the fringe. There are people out there who still view it as occult or taboo. But it's not just outsiders that are the culprit: intuitive readers and modern mystics often use the phrase to describe themselves.

Why does this matter? Because when we call each other “woo-woo”, it's a concession to cultural standards that say what we do is invalid, when that couldn't be further from the truth. The tradition of consulting oracles for guidance is ancient, and as any practitioner knows, the results can be profound.

When we refer to the intuitive arts as “woo”, we diminish the incredible value they offer to the people we serve.

Doctors, lawyers, or teachers aren't ashamed of the tools of their trade, so why should we be? Contributing to this sort of rhetoric only perpetuates the social stigma of intuition as somehow untrustworthy, when in fact it can be healing, revealing, and empowering.

I want to see more intuitive workers owning their profession. There's no reason we should hide what we do when tarot cards are in the pages of Vogue and Buzzfeed writers are having their birth charts read. If anything, the fact that the mystical is having a moment is all the more reason to step out and be proud of your art!

Of course, there will always be naysayers, critics, and skeptics. But if we don't take the sacred arts seriously, no one else will.

Let's stop apologizing for the benefits we offer society. Whether you're an astrologer, tarot reader, rootworker, or reiki master, be confident in your craft. And whatever you do...

Don't call me woo.

How to Tap Into Your Intuition When Sh*t Hits the Fan

We all know you shouldn't read stars or Tarot cards when you're feeling overly emotional. It's a good rule of thumb, but does that mean you're supposed to avoid them anytime you're feeling less than your best?

The stress of work, illness, love, and everyday life can cloud our psychic vision, but let's face it: life ain't easy, and many of us look to our inner knowing to guide us when the going gets tough. So, what's a girl to do?

Here are my 4 favorite tips for accessing your intuition when sh*t inevitably hits the fan:

Listen to your body.

There's a reason they call them “gut instincts”. Even if it feels like the world around you is falling apart, your body knows what's really going on. When you're going through a rough time, it's crucial to breathe deeply, get enough sleep, and eat clean so that you can hear the messages your body is sending.

Make it a ritual.

When we're experiencing major life changes, the habits you have surrounding your spiritual or divination practice may feel off. That's okay! Embrace it and shake things up. Creating a new habit can help you center during crazy times. You could burn a new incense during your Tarot readings, or try a morning meditation practice. Anything that will signal your brain to tune out the world and open up to your inner self is a good thing.

Keep it simple.

On the other hand, sometimes the tools we rely on for guidance can feel like a distraction when things are out of whack. If you 're trying to tap into your intuition and feeling clouded, try taking a break from the stars and cards. Be open to patterns and synchronicity. You'd be amazed what you hear in bits of conversation or a new song on the radio!

Just do something.

For mystical types, it's easy to want to see everything as a sign. When things aren't going your way, it's natural to look for some glimmer of hope wherever you can. But don't get caught in analysis paralysis! Don't use astrology, Tarot, or any other spiritual practice as a safety net to keep you from moving forward. It's scary to step out into the great unknown, but so worth it. You've got this, I promise.