So, I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. I came home early and I’m baking pies and doing laundry. I should be cleaning carpets, dusting, cleaning the bathroom, and washing the good dishes, but guess what I’m not doing?
Yes, I’m having beers. And listening to liberal shows on SiriusXM Progress. And contemplating gifts to give for the upcoming December 25th Retail Holiday. That’s what happens with the collapse of morality. December 25th is officially a business holiday. No more of this Merry whatever shit…and don’t blame me, it’s the evangelicals that don’t have a problem supporting horrendous, previously immoral behavior that have convinced me.
With my current mood, I don’t anticipate the upcoming holidays to be quite so spectacular. I just hope I have the good sense to keep the drinking to a minimum and to enjoy my family and friends.
I purchased a refurbed Canon PowerShot G5X recently and while I’m loving having a lightweight point-and-shoot with powerful features, I discovered that I’m taking lots of upside-down video snippets of my feet and streets as I wander. Yes, the video recording button is poorly placed, especially for these bumbling fingers. I promise to upload something soon, just for the amusement factor!
I desperately wanted to keep this post positive, but with all of the sexual assault and abuse allegations, the pending loss of Net Neutrality, the pervert Roy Moore running loose, and 45 toilet-tweeting his typical unhinged and clueless bullshit…well, that’s not so easy to do. Maybe after the election in 2018.
Finally, I’m thankful that I’m gainfully employed, I have great (new) healthcare and treatment for my RA, I’m closing in on retirement, have a great supportive sister and family, have a fantastic hobby that continues to excite me, and I have a platform to share it all.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my followers and rebloggers. I’ve stopped logging all of the activity on my photos, but for my skill level I’d say the support has been damn amazing. Thanks again, everyone.
The best way to work with crystals magickally, is to simply carry them in your pocket or touch them. You can also wear them as jewelry as a single crystal or combined with other complimentary crystals on places such as: over your heart or at your wrists, etc, to disburse the energies throughout the body.
Many people often handle the crystals before they are bought by you, so aligning and cleansing them is recommended for purest energy.
Crystal Alignment Meditation
Stand before your crystals and close your eyes and focus on the moment
Take three slow breaths: inhale to the count of four, hold for count of four, and exhale for count of four, and then hold for another four counts
State firmly in your mind “My spirit vibrates in harmony with (insert crystal type here)” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017).
Continue to mentally recite the chant until you feel an energetic shift in yourself
Open your eyes and start to feel the crystals before you
Hold them, touch them
The crystal that is right for you will feel like its humming in your hand–the sensation of your energy and the crystal energy aligning
Boosting Crystal Power with a Simple Cleansing Ritual
Bowl of soapy water
Sea salt (in small bowl)
Bowl of cold water
Take all the crystals and put them in the bowl of soapy water. Use your hands to rub them clean
Chant as you wash clean: “Water, cleanse and clean. Remove the negative unseen” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017).
When the crystals feel lighter, individually place them in the bowl of salt. The salt will ground them in your energy and their energy, and remove any remaining energy
Next, dip them in the bowl of cold water to rinse off the salt, but keep the energetic process. As you remove them from the cold water, say “By the water, no more negativity. By the water, blessed be” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017)
Your crystals are now blessed and cleansed and ready for use
White: Pure spirit, innocence, blank slate (any purpose)
Red: Love, life, sex, romance, power, element of fire
Orange: Success, memory, gaining energy
Green: Money, fertility, success, growth, life-earth element
Fluorite: Relieves arthritis, aids concentration (note: do not use in an elixir or crystal water)
Garnet: Relieves arthritis and depression, improves circulation, aids fertility
Hematite: Relieves anxiety, arthritis, headaches, and insomnia; improves circulation; aids sleep
Iron Pyrite (Fool’s Gold): Relieves asthma, improves digestion
Jadeite: Relieves depression, balances the nervous system
Jet: Relieves headaches and depression
Labradorite: Improves digestion, relieves stress
Lapis Lazuli: Relieves depression, headaches, insomnia, and stress; boosts immunity
Malachite: Relieves asthma, boosts immunity (note: do not use in an elixir or crystal water)
Moonstone: Relieves anxiety, aids fertility
Moss Agate: Relieves depression, boosts immunity
Red Jasper: Improves circulation, aids concentration, relieves constipation
Rose Quartz: Relieves anxiety, headaches, and stress: aids fertility
Ruby: Improves circulation, relieves constipation
Smoky Quartz: Relieves anxiety, stress, and headaches
Sunstone: Relieves depression and fatigue
Tigereye: Relieves anxiety, asthma, and depression
This is an energetic healing-water prepared in a glass or jar, with the correct combination of crystals. To make your water:
Place the crystals in the bottom of the glass or jar
Set outside in the sun, or by a sunny window
Let sit for 2-8 hours
Once done, strain the water into a clean glass and store
Dosage is 2-3 drops in a glass of water or juice 3-4 times daily
Note: Some crystals have metallic components and may contain iron or other substances that you should not drink or touch. These minerals include malachite, azurite, fluorite, jet, sulfur, serpentine, tigereye, tiger iron, and turquoise. To still obtain the crystal water energies from these crystals, you should use the No-Touch Method.
What you will need
Bottle or jar
Place the crystals in the small bowl
Place the smaller bowl within the larger bowl
Fill the larger bowl with enough water that the water level is above the height of the crystal(s) in the smaller bowl (BUT DOES NOT OVERFLOW INTO THE SMALL BOWL)
Place the bowls outside in the sun or on a sunny window for 2-8 hours
Wondering what vocab to learn? Are you curious whether your vocabulary is varied enough?
Here are some of the topics you might want to expand in your target language:
life and death (eg. stages of life, vocabulary for funeral)
family (members of family, family tree)
appearance (parts of the body, clothes, verbs of movement, fashion, diets, hairdressing)
character (eg. adjectives describing character, personality types, temperaments, emotions, feelings of love, hate, interest etc.)
health & sport (eg. parts of the body, diseases, going to the doctor, going to pharmacy, types of accidents, maintaining healthy lifestyle, fitness, gym, cosmetics, going shopping, mental health, sports, olimpics)
hobby and holidays (eg. activities of free time, night life, types of holidays in your country or in your target language’s country, active and passive way of spending free time, friends, games)
art (painting, drawing, films, literature)
house (eg. types of houses, living in a city, on a countryside, different types of rooms at home, neighbors, garden, chemicals for cleaning, activities like cleaning floors, washing the dishes, moving out, renovation)
food (eg. types of food, preparing dishes, traditional meals, writing a recipe, healthy foods, eating out)
media (eg. TV, press, internet, news, types of presenters, types of programs, social media, ads)
technology (eg. types of jobs in IT industry, computer, phone, internet)
travel (eg. types of vacations, days off, business trips, places to go, travel agency, types of tourism, monuments, summertime, nature, names of countries, weather, plants and animals, foreign languages)
work & school (eg. professions, looking for a job, job interview, office work, dream jobs, balancing professional life with private, jobs in politics, being a celebrity, summer jobs, business, time management, subjects at school, stages of education)
society (eg. culture, social rules, savoir-vivre, law, government, idols, crimes, terrorism, wars, politics, religions, casework, classes in society, race discrimination)
You can add your own suggestions by sending them to me so that I expanded that list or by reblogging.
lonely is not the right word anymore. maybe what i’m talking about is quiet. sitting in my own space and letting my mind be curious again. i fill my time now with beautiful books and poetry. i fill the bath tub up and wash away my sins and the sins of old lovers. i’m becoming clean again. my freshly washed sheets only smelling like me. this is what okay feels like, this is what i have needed.
wildliferescuebc House Sparrow washing time! This one came to us covered in glue from a sticky trap someone laid out to catch bugs. Unfortunately this is something we’ve seen all too often this summer. Please consider alternative methods to bug control than to go with these sticky traps, which tend to also stick innocent birds and bats. Luckily this one is doing well after receiving care at Wildlife Rescue, but not all will be able to come to us!
This is a very basic and simplified version of the Sun in each of the 12 houses. Later, I’ll make a more in-depth list of what you’re like if you have an Aries Sun, etc. in each house! And of course, this is my interpretations, other people may disagree!!
The Sun is where you want to be different than everyone else. It’s where you want to shine, and is a key part of who you need to be to be happy. This is something you have an affect on!! If it says you enjoy volunteering, for example, you will not be destined to volunteer in soup kitchens and the like. You will need to take the initiative to do this, and you will find yourself happier!!
Sun in 1st House - You like looking good and dressing up - You are aware of yourself and your needs; probably do buy books from the self-help section - You like to stay in shape - You have a big personality, people find themselves drawn to you - You stick by the rules you have in life; strong set of morals
Sun in 2nd House - You want to be rich, and probably famous as well! - Your charisma and natural leadership will help you further your career - You don’t need to rely on others for your self-worth - You are quite possessive
Sun in 3rd House - You value communication - You’re a tech person (lucky) - You like to make new friends and get along well with neighbours, family, heck even the man standing behind you at the grocery store! - You’re very intelligent, or want to be perceived as being smart - You see each individual tree for what it is, rather than the whole forest - You always have the newest tea; a gossiper
Sun in 4th House - You like have a showy house - You probably blog parenting tips, or read parenting books and pass the knowledge on to everyone you talk to - You aspire to be the best parent, or to be your children’s best friend
Sun in 5th House - Similar to the 4th house, you want a good relationship with your children - You tend to be very creative - You aren’t afraid to do what you love, despite what others may think of it - Your love affairs can be quite intense and fast-paced - You can be risky and impulsive; gambling is fun, but be careful
Sun in 6th House - You like trying out new diets and always have a gym membership, even if you rarely go - Your health should be very well! - You find enjoyment in even the most mundane tasks, like cleaning or washing windows - You enjoy volunteer work - You have divine hygiene
Sun in 7th House - You are good at personal relationships - Everyone you talk to feels special - Your relationships are intense, including the negative ones - In marriage, you and your partner typically get along wonderfully and are great at communicating and cooperating with each other
Sun in 8th House - You have a fascination with death, whether that be your own or others - You will come into inheritance, or marry someone with a large amount of money - Sex with you is intense, you give it everything you have, wanting to be the best partner your lover has had - You will suffer from great loss, and if you allow it, it can teach you how to grow and heal
Sun in 9th House - You are very intelligent and aware of the world and how it works - If you’re religious, you are devoted - You have strong morals - You love to travel - Your dreams tend to have more meaning than the usual person’s - You may not have a lot of knowledge, but you have a very deep understanding of what you do know
Sun in 10th House - You want to be known - You are probably involved in your community and enjoy politics - You have a very positive and powerful reputation - Fame means more to you than money - Your public face is quite different than your private face
Sun in 11th House - You have many, many “friends”, but may not feel like you are actually close with others - Quantity trumps quality, in your opinion - You have very big dreams and wishes for your future - You are also quite aware of yourself
Sun in 12th House - You want to understand the unknown - You are probably very involved in the occult, astrology, or something similar - You are more likely to suffer from severe mental health - You tend to be caught up in your own thoughts - You may be a philosopher, with lots of self-reflection - You have many romantic affairs, sometimes at the same time as each other