Nice looking piece of anthracite coal

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips about reading your own aura?

Yeah. Reading your own aura is basically reading your own energy, except you also have to feel your own energy as if it’s someone else’s. Which can be hard.

For one, you have to be a pretty clear state of mind. It’s hard to read yourself when you’re upset or tired. Meditating or grounding beforehand will make the process easier. You may look into a mirror to try to see the color of the aura around you. Or, you may feel the energy around your entire body, and while feeling it, close your eyes and allow a color to flash before you. It may not even be a color; it could be movement or a motion, or a visual of what your energy is doing. But colors are common. I read my own aura this way; it’s pretty effective.

Once you’re able to do this, you could also learn to manipulate your own energy to cleanse, protect yourself, or allow other energies in more smoothly. But that is a post for another day.

Hope this helps! Have a good one! (^∀^)/

The cost of an emotion

Everyone always says
That the smile you give a stranger
Costs you nothing.
A few kind words to someone
Who is looking kinda down
Costs you nothing.

Well, my dear friends,
I’ve been thinking about this.

I try to give smiles
To the people who need it most.
I try to say hello
To the people who crave it most.
I try to say thank you
For every good deed that is done.

But it has become too much.
It has

My mask is slipping.
My façade is cracking.
My script is almost up.

Every night I sit alone
Staring up and the ceiling
And thinking.
Thinking about everything
That I could have done.
Thinking about everything
That I want to do.
Thinking about everything
That nobody has done for me.

There are people, yes,
Who will offer these small things
To me.
Do not be so quick to pipe up
With the silly follies of empty
Hallway smiles that were exchanged
Months and months ago.

I speak of people
Who offer the constant
Reassurance that I am,
In fact,
Not alone.
I speak of people
Whom I bother constantly
With nonsensical tales
And demands for attention.

I speak of people
Whom I think about.
Whom I wonder about.
I wonder about how taxing it is
For them
To be constantly entertaining me.

And I hope the tax is worth it.

Because every bit of energy I spend on them,
Is energy well spent in my eyes.

CeK // 11;22 pm


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The material world is all feminine. The feminine energy makes the non-manifest, manifest. So even men (are of the feminine energy). We have to relinquish our ideas of gender in the conventional sense. This has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with energy. So feminine energy is what creates and allows anything which is non-manifest, like an idea, to come into form, into being, to be born. All that we experience in the world around us, absolutely everything (is feminine energy). The only way that anything exists is through the feminine force.

Zeena Schreck

No matter what is going on
Never give up
Develop the heart
Too much energy in your country
Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart
Be compassionate
Not just to your friends
But to everyone
Be compassionate
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world
Work for peace
And I say again
Never give up
No matter what is going on around you
Never give up

Dalai Lama XIV

The Signs’ Energy in Battery Percentage
  • ARIES: 99%
  • TAURUS: dead and won’t even charge
  • GEMINI: 88%
  • CANCER: 0%
  • LEO: actually is the charger
  • VIRGO: 50%
  • LIBRA: seems dead but in reality still has about 60%
  • SCORPIO: 69%
  • AQUARIUS: 66%
  • PISCES: energy breakdown

Scientists figured out how to convert polluted air into clean energy

  • In an era of growing concern for the environment, scientists in Belgium have come up with the groundwork for one possible solution: converting air pollution into power.
  • The device that can do it currently fits into the palm of a hand. It relies on solar power to convert polluted air compounds into stored hydrogen, a source of clean energy.
  • It has two chambers separated by a membrane; one chamber cleans the air and the other generates the hydrogen gas. Air with a higher concentration of pollutants ultimately creates stronger electrical currents.
  • This could be good news for cities such as Beijing, Delhi, India and Los Angeles, among many others. Read more (5/8/17)

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Cleansing The Cards

It’s natural for tarot cards to accumulate & harbor energy, since that is the primary force they operate through; it can “clog” or “restrain” them, making them rather unproductive, though it doesn’t damage them. They simply need to rest and be refreshed every now & then, just like the reader does.


I suggest trying all of them out & sticking to the ones that work for you.

Simply shuffle the deck with the intention of cleansing it, in whatever way that’s most comfortable for you & for as long as you feel you need to.

Sort the cards – arrange them in order of the 22 Major Arcana and 4 suits of the 56 Minor Arcana. Allow the deck to “rest” in proper sequence for a while. You could also simply sort the cards so that all are upright & none reversed.

Tap the deck against something, or tap it with your hands / another object.

(This method is better for projective/masculine decks.) Place the deck in sunlight and leave it there until you feel that all the unwanted energy has been burned, faded, blinded, or driven out.

(This method is better for receptive/feminine decks.) Place the deck in moonlight and leave it there until you feel that all the unwanted energy has been drained, coaxed, flushed, or guided out.

Place the deck in a sealed, air-tight plastic bag and bury it in organic salt. Let the salt soak up the excess energy for a few days, or until you feel it’s done.

Place a crystal that corresponds to your intention upon the deck, or somewhere near it. You could also form a crystal grid around it.

Pass the deck through the smoke of incense or burning plants that correspond to your intention (most people would use dried sage or rosemary).

Swing a pendulum of your choice clockwise in circular motions above or on the surface around the deck with your intention in mind until you feel that all the unwanted energy has been drawn out & expelled.

Play any instrument with your intention in mind, or place the deck near a speaker and play music that corresponds to your intention.

*You can also cleanse each card individually rather than the whole deck at once, if you prefer. It takes longer but it’s more thorough & “intimate”


After cleansing your deck, store it in a special box/bag/cloth and/or with a quartz crystal to protect and generally upkeep its clean state.

Simple tip: cleanse your deck every time you use it. This is the easiest way to maintain a healthy deck, & the ritual of it can improve your general relationship with the cards as well as your connection with them in the moment.

Other good opportunities to cleanse your deck:
- It’s brand-new / inherited / borrowed / secondhand
- Another person has come into contact with it (especially if it was without your permission – the deck will let you know if it’s been meddled with)
- It has come into direct contact with a surface or object you didn’t want it to (this mainly applies to the tarot readers who take extra precautions to preserve the energetic integrity of their deck – such as only laying the cards on a designated cloth/mat/board, not allowing others to touch them, etc)
- It has come into direct contact with another deck
- It hasn’t been used for a long period of time
- It’s been accidentally scattered/messed up/physically damaged
- Many different readings have been performed with it
- An extensive/intense reading has been performed with it

Symptoms of a deck that needs to be cleansed:
- An irregularly large amount of cards drawn in a reading are reversed
- An irregularly large amount of cards are falling or popping out of the deck while you shuffle & handle it in general / the deck won’t stay together
- The readings are becoming unclear, or you’re having an unnecessarily difficult time interpreting & discerning their meaning; you’re getting mixed messages, the cards aren’t cohesive, and so on. If you feel like you’re not gaining anything out of the readings you do with a deck, you need to cleanse it.
- You get the sense that you need to cleanse the deck. This could manifest in many different ways; perhaps you feel bored of the deck or distant from it, or perhaps its “personality” changes, or perhaps you simply feel off about it. Common “off” feelings are slowness or lethargy, disengagement, bitterness, exhaustion, a sense of a contrary or combative disposition, misplaced irony, dullness or hollowness, strain, stress, aggravation, confusion, or alienation, and may come from either you or the deck itself when you interact with it.
- You can’t bring yourself to focus on the readings you do with it; neither you nor the deck can maintain your concentration / awareness / full presence.
- You consistently lose and misplace the deck or you can’t find it when you want to use it – or other people have moved it, even just once. If you don’t give it a spot and it tends to wander around your house, that may translate into your cards. Cleanse them and pick a permanent/regular place to keep them.
- The deck loses its “magic” and begins to feel like plain paper to you
- Using the deck consistently drains, frustrates, upsets, or annoys you / using it no longer brings you whatever beneficial quality it usually does.

Manifestations of energy in astrology: Cardinal, Fixed & Mutable

the cardinal signs -aries, cancer, libra, capricorn- 
           releases energy ☆ constantly coming up with new projects and things to do, so they might have trouble finishing what they started

the fixed signs -taurus, leo, scorpio, aquarius-
          concentrates energy ☆ to focus on one problem at a time, though they sometimes refuse to embrace new options

the mutable signs -gemini, virgo, sagittarius, pisces-
         disperses energy ☆ so they’re able to morph & adjust to any situation, but lack self-initiative and are usually indecisive

-written by crystal melbourne | within the zodiac


The UK just had its first day without coal since the Industrial Revolution

  • Britain just had its first day without power generated from coal since the Industrial Revolution, the Guardian reported on Friday — marking a major turning point in the country’s transition away from coal and towards other energy sources, including renewables like wind and solar power.
  • An official tweet from the National Grid control room announced Friday’s milestone, saying that it was the “first ever working day in Britain without #coal since the Industrial Revolution!”
  • There have been other zero-coal periods before in the U.K., National Grid said, but this marked the first day-long period without relying on coal-generated power.  Read more (4/21/17)

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The magnetic field lines between a pair of active regions formed a beautiful set of swaying arches, seen in this footage captured by our Solar Dynamics Observatory on April 24-26, 2017. 

These arches, which form a connection between regions of opposite magnetic polarity, are visible in exquisite detail in this wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Extreme ultraviolet light is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold. 

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