the aries guardian angels are always on guard for potential accidents. aries have a risk taking capacity in every sense of the word, physically, emotionally, romantically. and an aries heartbreak can make angels weep because it is so innocent. the aries guardian angels have a lightning reflex, sudden chaos always threatens
the taurus guardian angels send messages in music, art, in sleep, and romantic partners. they can appear in forms of nature, often giving tremendous sources of inspiration and intuition through the body. a taurus knows that when their body knows, that this is pure. the taurus guardian angels know they can fly slowly and calmly, rest assured that discriminative judgment is always active
the gemini guardian angels fly in pairs, each keeping a watch for one twin, knowing their impulses, their quirks, and their propensity for anxieties and accidents - especially with the hands. mercury rules transport so geminis are protected when driving a car.
the cancer guardian angels sit closely, knowing they are constantly teaching and guiding in prophetic ways. they can leave messages in scripts of the moon and they are strongly protective of the person’s home. angels will guard this with all of their will. when angels protect a cancer, they become angels of the cancer’s family, they know the vitalness
the leo guardian angel is always waiting behind the spotlight, ready for presence when the lights have dimmed. there are few people a vulnerable leo will open up to. their guardian angels protect the heart. but they cannot prevent heartbreak, only offer unconditional love when they feel invisible
the virgo’s guardian angel often hides in the shadow, knowing the virgo will respond unkindly to being bothered or prodded. they are activated when the virgo becomes anxious, often requiring only a thought to dim the thoughts of pain. mercury rules transport so virgos are protected when driving a car
the libra’s guardian angel circles the heart closely, ever ensuring heartbreak does not cause complete death. they respond well to the libra’s expression of beauty, often activated through the libra’s natural play with the universe - lighting candles, creating colour, and being angels in human form to people
the scorpio’s guardian angel stands between two worlds, taking on the task of one who will constantly visit and than vanish from their frame of consciousness. the scorpio’s guardian angels wait with messages of profound sacred guidance from the unconscious. their wisdom is readily available
the sagittarius guardian angels absorb into nature, often reflective of the individual’s cosmic experience of divinity. they await in the higher mind, ready to dispel messages and guidance. jupiter rules foreign nations, sagittarians are protected when they travel abroad
the capricorn’s guardian angels appear and disappear, often conscious of the individual’s need for self sufficiency, but constantly leaving reminders through patterns and synchronicities that beneath everything their angels are waiting without judgement or criticism. the silver winged angel may appear to capricorn
the aquarian guardian angels are visitors from other galaxies, often activating their presence through sudden prophetic streams of ‘knowing’. they spark information through the frequent visits aquarians take to strange dimensions of consciousness. they may communicate through technological methods
the pisces guardian angel protects and guides overtly, often requiring constant communication and acknowledgment. the pisces rarely feels that she is alone. the angel guards closely for psychic absorption, and guards closely in sleep
The Self Reflection Spread– used for those who want to understand the cognitive behavior of a situation and use therapeutic insights to correct behavior associated with negative core beliefs or positive core beliefs. The querent will see how giving power to good and bad thoughts will run out, as well as what will actually happen in the Timeline. The self-view and soul-view are clues in determining whether the querent is being rational or irrational. The false and true perception add weight and reinforcement to the negative and positive side. You may find people or things in the perceptions the querent are right on about or just pure wrong about. There is potential to interpret self-denial or blame in the perception cards.
List of angelic choirs and hierarchy for writing and roleplaying, brought to you by Bella
Real talk and probably unpopular opinion: TV shows about angels and demons are entertaining, maybe (I wouldn’t know,) but don’t really seem to adhere to the classic lore. This is a brief overview of the angel hierarchy with short descriptions. I might do a follow-up post that goes more in depth, but for now, have the basics. Even though there are some discrepancies among scholars and archivists, these are mostly agreed upon. (Note: Obviously you do not have to adhere to these with your characters, but guidelines/inspiration never hurts!)
There are three ranks, called spheres. Each sphere contains three choirs. Starting from the bottom:
Third sphere:Angels. These are the closest to humans and often are depicted as humanoid, sometimes even just humans with wings. They act as liaisons between the divine and the mundane. ‘Guardian angels’ sometimes fall under this umbrella, as do the angels that psychics and mediums call upon. Angels are the bottom ranks of the hierarchy.
Third sphere: Archangels. These are the messengers. Most famously, Gabriel delivered the message of Jesus’ coming and conception to the Virgin Mother. They also act as commanders of legions and are in constant battle with demons. (Will cover the archangels more thoroughly in another post bc I love them.)
Third sphere:Principalities. These act as 'guardian angels,’ but over entire cities and kings. They can be divided into two sections: administrators and assistants. Admins (as I will call them) guide the rulers and countries more firmly, while assistants are more of a supporting role to their charges. They usually have a crown and scepter and sometimes inspire art or science ideas. They are the highest ranked of the third sphere.
Second sphere: Powers. They are the nemesis of fallen angels and prevent them from overtaking the world. They also manage the movement of the planets and stars to make sure all that stuff stays in working order so God doesn’t have to fuss with it. They are often shown in armor and with various forms of weaponry, like soldiers. They are also considered record keepers of human (and pre-human) history, and were designed specifically to be loyal only to God. A common speculation is that no Power has ever be cast out or fallen, due to this design of theirs (although some say Satan was a Power, so whatever, you do you.) They are the lowest ranked of the second sphere, but outrank the entire third sphere.
Second sphere: Virtues. These deliver blessing directly from god unto the earth and its inhabitants. These are often called 'miracles.’ They bring courage and can help with acts of selfless heroism. They don’t have a ton of lore about them, probably because you can only grant so many miracles before it becomes boring as shit. Some say they govern the elements of nature too (hippies, maybe) but that’s more interesting than miracles to me, at least.
Second sphere: Dominions. They regulate all angels below them, from virtues to lower-rung angels. Basically the departmental managers. God (or Seraphim, as per God) gives them orders and they tel the lower ranks to which the orders apply. They very rarely bother to mingle with humans, since that’s grunt work. Also probably my favorite design out of all the angels, since they look like tall hot humans with huge wings and glowing halos on their heads or sword hilts. After this, we get into the more Eldritch designs with the angels. Dominions are the highest ranked of the third and second spheres.
First sphere: Thrones. Literally just a wheel of eyes and fire. Some Christian theologians chickened out with this one a little and said they are actually elderly men listening adoringly to God’s message, but I prefer the whole 'spinning wheels of flaming eyes’ interpretation. They carry out God’s big decisions directly. They are the lowest ranked of the first sphere, but still outrank even the dominions.
First sphere: Cherubim. They pull fiery chariots and carry God’s throne. They have four wings covered in eyes and four faces (a man, a lion, an eagle, and an ox.) Literally terrifying to see. They were also assigned to guard the gates of Eden once Adam and Eve fucked up and got barred from it. NOT to be confused with the fat baby angels in art. Those are called putti.
First sphere: Seraphim. Highest ranked of all the angels and the closest to God. Basically God’s hype men. Always singing songs about him and radiating pure light and shit. They balance and regulate all of the heavens. Some say they are made of light, some say they have six wings and cover their faces and feet with two pairs while using the last to fly.
Of the nine choirs, no one can seem to decide from where Satan fell. Some say he was a Seraph (along with Beelzebub,) some say he was a Cherub, maybe a Power, whatever. Azazel was also considered a cherub by some, but an archangel (lowercase A) by others. A lot of the specific angels are open to interpretation. Again, these are a loose guideline: if you feel you have a different source of information or you disagree with it, that’s totally fine! You do you.
I wrote so much in the tags of the traod post that it got cut lmao
But really, the injustice this game gets saddens me. It isn’t that bad of a game as some people want to make it seen, there are certainly worst games out there that gets more praise. As I was saying in the tags, we have the most dark and deep plot of any TR game combined with the best Lara personality; cynical, bitchy and cold but still with a warm heart who truly cares about her beloved ones. Add a cool dude half angel with psychic powers (and they fall for each other and there is A LOT of sexual tension) I’m so blessed by my first otp. And top it the OST is just magnificent 👌
So yeah, it’s so sad to see your fave game in such a state, hated by most of the fandom who honestly aren’t informed of the issues around it and haven’t even played it. So I feel like reminding that is better than that for those who despise it. And for people who aren’t very familiar with the saga, if you want a mature TR game, please give it a chance, trust me <3
Intuitive “Venn Diagram” Spread– this spread is quite simple, but powerful in showing analysis between sides, people, qualities, time frames, beliefs, and relationships. The sides can be expanded to create 3 by 3 grids or 2 by 3 grids, but the concept of reading them as one energy pool remains. The cards are shuffled and pulled in any order, top to bottom and left to right, but in parts I, II, and III. For example, you could ask if your friend would go to a concert with you, between two people who may have lied to you to discover the truthful one, if you should move to I or II, what Fear is saying and what Love is saying, even asking about relationships between people, living or deceased.
Odd beliefs, magical thinking, bizarre occupations or fantasies–what does it all mean? This symptom of STPD was probably the hardest for me to understand. It’s vague, to say the least. This is going to be long–get ready.
Odd beliefs are basically believing–to a certain extent–things that aren’t culturally normal.
Magical thinking is basically feeling that the world around you has some element of magic in it, seeking out evidence for it, and believing (again, to a certain extent) that it’s real.
In teens, the more commonly experienced side of this symptom is bizarre preoccupations or fantasies.
Preoccupations would be: heavily researching a ‘strange’ subject for your culture, often thinking about particular strange things, etc.
Fantasies would be putting yourself in a world or daydream in which things are much more magical than reality. Your thoughts wander to these fantasies. Perhaps you are convinced that some part of you is magical. Maybe you truly think that forest near your home is filled with magical creatures.
The best way to explain this symptom is to give examples. For instance:
Odd beliefs/magical thinking (they often go hand in hand)
-believing you are the long lost prince of a foreign land
-believing a relative isn’t related to you, but is there to watch your every move
-believing your dog is actually your guardian angel
-believing you are psychic/can read minds/etc
-researching the occult
-researching conspiracy theories
-fantasizing that you were once a mermaid
-wondering if, perhaps, your teacher is actually a demon hiding in human skin (genuinely, not in the my-teacher-is-super-mean-and-they-must-be-satan way)
Again, people with STPD only believe their odd beliefs to a certain extent. If they TRULY believed they were the queen of england, it would be a full-blown delusion. People with STPD can recognize and doubt their own beliefs.
The key part of this symptom is that is influences your behavior. Most people might be somewhat interesting in ~weird~ things, but generally speaking, they won’t spend hours thinking, researching, or talking about it. They won’t have specific rituals or actions to make sure nothing bad will happen to them as a result of this interest. It’s like how people are interested in freak shows–they’ll go to them once or twice, but they won’t go home and read every book about freak shows they can find.
Here are some examples of my own odd beliefs and how they influence my life. They’re not as extreme as the examples I gave previously.
-“people will see me in their mind’s eye if I think about them at all, so I mustn’t think of them while I’m doing [insert embarrassing act]”
-“if I sleep on my back, I’ll wake up in a coffin position. The next night, I will be killed by an unknown spirit. I mustn’t fall asleep on my back.”
-“I’m the prince of Russia. Therefore, I should learn Russian, and be sure to look out for signs of adoption.”
-“Bad things will happen if I turn my back to a room. Better not do that. Especially if it’s empty or filled with strangers.”
-“I used to be a mermaid, but I dried up after a storm and lost my memory.” (This one doesn’t really affect me at all, but I thought it was worth mentioning.)
Other examples are superstition–thinking, for example, that in order to have a good date you MUST wear your special choker. HOWEVER, if you don’t wear your choker and the date goes well, you might reconsider your superstition. See why it’s so confusing?
Lastly, these symptoms aren’t always constant or the topic of thought. Due to the nature of STPD itself, odd beliefs might change, preoccupations might die down. I find that after a few months/years, I’ve stopped believing certain things and have developed new superstitions. There are even some weeks where I have no odd thoughts at all. Sometime, the beliefs recycle themselves–the one where I won’t think about someone if I’m, say, getting dressed has been around since I was 9, but i stopped believing it for awhile and it started up again recently.
Culturally, some things are not ‘odd.’ In America, believing that certain things around you are signs from God isn’t an odd belief. Believing in aliens/conspiracy theories is, though. If it isn’t normal for your culture, then it could possibly fit the criteria for this symptom.
TLDR; odd beliefs are things you almost 100% believe in, but may doubt when given reason to. They have to go against cultural norms and influence your behavior in some ways to meet the criteria of this symptom. However, having odd beliefs doesn’t make you schizotypal.
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Me: There’s a young woman present with dark hair, blue eyes, and she’s giving me the name “Sally.” Her relation to you is a side-energy, like cousin, or friend.
Client: I have a deceased cousin named Jennifer. Maybe it’s her.
Me: *a little bit thrown, listens to Client describe Jennifer* I don’t think this is Jennifer.
Client: I also have a deceased cousin named Sally.
Me: Wait…………………….you have a deceased cousin named Sally who matches the description I gave you?
Me: *dies inside*
Friends, this is more than just a story about how I almost burst into tears during a reading. It’s a bigger problem than you might imagine. Yeah, there’s a little exasperation in this story for me, but at the end of the day it’s not my client’s fault that this happened. I’m not upset with them. It’s not any of my client’s faults when this happens, and it’s not even 100% my fault.
It’s strange. I can be as clear as crystal when describing a deceased person or Spirit in a reading, and still, because the world-at-large doesn’t understand how mediumship works or how to receive a reading, this happens time and time again.
It’s not normal yet (yet! So help me I will make mediumship normal!), and so people don’t know how to walk around in this “new” territory.
This is such a problem that it actually scares me off from doing readings for people.
Imagine someone asked you to make them a pizza, you make them a pizza, and they look at it and go: Oh! Nice Sandwich! I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this sandwich.
This is real-life mediumship, and sometimes it’s a train-wreck. So, I’m going to create a comprehensive video and blog explaining everything I possibly can about how to receive a mediumship reading and what to expect. If you’ve got questions related to that which you’d like me to answer - let me know!
Ever had a “bad” reading? Ever have a reading that doesn’t make sense to you? Got some Spirit curiosity?
Amber (yellow, orange, brown): Helps clear the mind. Gives mental clarity and inner peace.
Amethyst (purple): Amethyst is the perfect stone for any spiritual seekers, as it is the stone of spiritual awakening and spiritual growth. It purifies and protects by placing a shield around the physical body and the energy field. It is said that it enhances mental acuity and focus. The most common use of Amethyst is for the purpose of increasing one’s intuition and psychic abilities, along with enhancing one’s connection with their Higher Self, their Spirit-Guides and the Angelic Realms. It offers psychic, mental, negative and self protection and balances the nervous system and both hemispheres of the brain. Amethyst is the perfect stone for anyone whom is just now venturing off down the path of their spiritual journey. However, it is recommended for anyone, as it metaphysical and healing properties are beneficial to all.
Ametrine (purple and golden brown): Ametrine, rare and powerful stone, combines the energies of Amethyst and Citrine to embody, both, the Violet Ray and Golden Ray. This combination elevates your spiritual nature and enhances peace and tranquility. Ametrine offers healing qualities of purification and encourages creativity through expression. Ametrine has this extraordinarily high vibration able to strip away old prejudices and beliefs. Ametrine draws out negative energies from your body and replaces them with energy of Divine light. It brings harmony into the body with the aid of quieting the mind with the calm sound of nothingness.
Apache Tears (gray-black): Apache Tears is best known for it’s ability to help one overcome depression. It’s vibration is soft and gentle to allow one to come to a state of self-realization. The energy within it grounds and protects, which aids its already powerful healing abilities.
Aquamarine (light blue): Aquamarine enhances the connection with Higher Self. Aquamarine, evokes the sea in both its name and its color and embody energetically healing properties. It aligns all of the chakras and enhances the aura. The energy emitting from this stone is very soft and feminine, which enhances our intuitive knowing. Use this stone to open up to spiritual energies and increase your awareness. Aquamarine is an excellent stone for public speakers and teachers, as it helps one overcome the fear of speaking. For artist, it aids creation from the heart.
Aragonite (orange red): Aragonite is a crystal with this peaceful and calming energy. It is known to transmute stressful energy into a more uplifting and positive energy. Having this stone around the energy body is highly beneficial to one dealing with anxiety, as it aids in soothing the nerves. Aragonite has the potential to infuse the entire body with an easy going energy. It is definitely a mellow stone, which makes it a great stone to assist during meditation.
Aventurine (green): Draws money and prosperity.
Azurite (bright blue): Azurite is best known as a sacred stone that brings greater insight with amazing visionary powers. It speeds the vibration of one’s energy towards the spiritual realm and activates the opening of the Third-Eye Chakra. It resonates with the Crown Chakra to help connect one with higher realms for spiritual guidance. Azurite, also, aids one to get in touch with their spirit guides.
Bloodstone (green with red flecks): Promotes creativity, self-expression, and artistry. Also aids healing, especially from surgeries or blood-related diseases.
Blue Lace Agate (light blue): Healing and overcoming obstacles. Can be used as a “wish stone”.
Blue Stalactite (blue): Personal power and direction. Helps with finding and staying on the right personal path. Promotes self-knowledge, centering, and connecting to the Higher Self.
Carnelian (red-orange): Promotes personal power, strengthened magick, increased fertility or creativity and a happy home. Also helps combat jealous of others.
Celestite (light blue): Celestite comes from the Latin word “Heaven”. The energy of this stone vibrates at such a high level. It has become the New-Age teacher stone, as it provides one with hope and faith, while connecting one to the wisdom of the divine realms. Aids one in developing a sense of knowing who they are, physically and spiritually.
Chrysocolla (blue, green): Promotes balance and inner peace.
Chrysophrase (green): Clears blockages in communication and promotes eloquence and persuasiveness.
Citrine (golden brown): Strengthens self-esteem and promotes balance and good cheer.
Crazy Lace Agate (brown/reddish stripes): Awakens hidden talents and abilities and promotes success in career situations.
Clear Quartz (clear): Amplifies and directs energy. Builds energy pathways. Strengthens the energies of anything it is put with.
Diamond (clear): Earth’s hardest stone. Promotes personal growth, spiritual lessons, and perfecting of self. Also resilience, perseverance and permanence.
Dravite (dark brown): Dravite, also known as Brown Tourmaline, is a stone not most know about, but need to be informed of. Especially those whom venture off and start their spiritual journey. The main reason is because Dravite helps us understand our shadow self, that which is the unconsciousness. It does this by bringing the shadow self to full consciousness.
Emerald (light to dark green): Protection, success, and prosperity. Also promotes memory and learning.
Fluorite (comes in many colors): Promotes healing. The focus of the healing may be emotional, physical, spiritual and so forth, depending on the color of the fluorite. Fluorite is also known as the ‘fairy stone’ as it helps it’s owner communicate and see fairies as long as their intention is of light.
Garnet (dark red, wine): Personal power, focus, and protection. Also aids in healing, especially with blood-related diseases.
Goldstone (brown with gold flecks or blue with silver flecks): Used to draw money, especially through commerce or the collection of monies owed. Blue goldstone enhances magickal power of the wearer or spells and helps enhance anything in the metaphysical realm such as psychic work, healing, clairvoyance, etc.
Hematite (silvery black): Gives protection, absorbs negativity, and helps relieve grief or pain. A healing stone.
Jade (comes in many colors, but most common in green): Serenity, inner peace and balance, and good fortune. Promotes the perfection of self and connection to Spirit.
Jasper (red, brown): Helps promote openness to new ideas and influences, flexibility.
Jet (black): Sacred to Hekate. Jet gives protection, promotes mental and emotional clarity, deflects negativity and helps to overcome sorrow or sadness. Traditional stone of mourning.
Kyanite (dark to light blue): Kyanite is a very powerful energy conductor. It is best known for its ability to align all of the Chakras without conscious effort. It doesn’t absorb negative energy. Therefore, Kyanite will never need to be cleansed. The vibration of this stone is so powerful that someone with a lower vibration may feel horrible side-effects from Kyanite. This is due to its ability to raise the vibrations of the wearer to reach a higher state of consciousness. Blue Kyanite has a very strong vibration that creates very rapid transfers of energy. It can bridge emotional blocks between people to assist in the sending of telepathic information. It can also create pathways of energy. It helps restore energy balance and it an effective energy conduit that can balance most systems of the body.
Lapis Lazuli (dark blue): Promotes psychic opening and clairvoyance. Now grown rare.
Malachite (green and black): Malachite promotes success, whether in business or love. Prosperity, creativity and fertility. Malachite has been called the “mirror of the soul”, as it reaches the inner feelings of the person and reflects what is there, negative or positive. It is a powerful protection stone that aids intuition, creativity and imagination.
Marlenite (red, red and yellow): Also called “Philosopher’s Stone.” A very strong money stone, this synthetic stone is named for Marlena Berndt, famous metaphysical historian of gems and stones.
Moonstone (milky white): Protection and psychic opening. Absorbs negativity and promotes confidence.
Morganite (light pink): Morganite embodies the first pale rays of sunrise and vibrates an essence of purity, love and innocence. When it comes to love, it may attract love to one’s life or even rekindle love from the past. It encourages us to vibrate with the power of the Divine feminine energies. Morganite has a receptive, attracting energy that attracts love and power.
Mother of Pearl (iridescent white): Deepens emotional commitment, draws marriage, long-term love.
Opal (iridescent greenish white with orange, red): Promotes psychic opening and development, sensitivity to spirits. Once considered unlucky by those who feared psychic phenomena.
Pearl (white): Peace, compassion, love. Pearls are said to retain positive emotions incomparably well.
Rhodochrosite (pink and gray): Promotes sexual adventure, fertility, pregnancy.
Rhodonite (pink and black): Helps healing of emotional pain, especially from loss of love or loss of a loved one. Helps requite grief, draw new love. Promotes reconciliations of parted lovers or friends.
Rose Quartz (pink): Love, happiness, self esteem.
Sodalite (blue): Sodalite is very similar to Lapis Lazuli and is often used in place of it. Promotes psychic development, clairvoyance.
TanzineAura (iridescent indigo): Tanzine Aura, aka Indigo Aura, is a beautiful stone of the Indigo Ray with energy vibrations of a very high level of spiritual awareness. It is actually one of the most powerful crystals to aid development of one’s latent psychic abilities. It enhances the connection for conscious communication to Spirit. This is an incredibly beneficial aid for intuitive people, such as mediums, shamans, card readers, channelers, energy healers, along with anyone wishing to become more perceptive to the subtle dimensions.
Tiger’s Eye (gold and brown stripes): Promotes popularity, eloquence, persuasiveness. Helps improve communications. Also used for protection in traveling, and for protecting mechanical vehicles.
Titanium (Flame) Aura (multicolored quartz): With most crystals the vibrations do the healing. However, the healing properties are a little different with this crystal. Even though it shares the same properties as the Clear Quartz, it is the colors of this crystal that actually grant it enhanced healing powers. The vibrational energy, along with the color of this crystal has the ability to heal the human energy field. Together they merge with the aura to release any energy blocks and patch up holes in the aura by its color. It enhances ones physical vitality and brings more energy into the auric field. It is stimulating to the auric field and meridians, acting as a prism for soul-level energy, infusing the aura with a rainbow spectrum of light. Titanium (Flame) Aura allows for one to go deep into meditation to receive spiritual attunement. Overall this crystal is one that brings insight, compassion, energy, excitement and joy into life’s experiences. It is capable of carrying higher frequency range, excellent for trance channels, mediums, psychics and maintains grounding while in a higher state of consciousness.
Turquoise (teal-blue): Protection, good fortune, psychic opening. Considered very sacred.