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.