guiding spirit

I’ve read a lot of books about interacting with animal guides, animal spirits and the like and so many of them are like “Don’t pick your favourite animal! They choose you!”

But to be completely honest, I’d rather someone choose animals that they like and incorporate those animals into their practice than appropriate from indigenous traditions

And honestly choosing something for yourself isn’t less spiritual. The act of making a choice is powerful.

Spirit Guide Communication Guide

Aries rising

Spirit guides communicate through the natural watery flow of intuition, typically erratic in its presence. Spirit guides are guardians. They respond through those you have close, intimate bonds and attachments with. 

Taurus rising

The inner world is glowing, alight, and alive with messages of intuition, often too compelling and magnetic to overlook or ignore. Your spirit guides communicate through your instinct, through tapping into the essence of yourself and projecting it outward, they join in the display

Gemini rising

The intuitive message of spirit guides passes through the conduit of the mind, breaking into thought and self talk. Dialogue with the inner self generates conversation with spirit guides. Questions are answered by more questions 

Cancer rising

You are not likely to receive informative forms of guidance but rather enhancing beauty around you, a moment of stillness in the sun and fresh air as your spirit guides deliver a gentle moment of bliss and exile from reality so you are reminded of pure, true, and everlasting beauty

Leo rising

The most harrowing and profound experiences of life taps into the everlasting wisdom of your spirit guides, like tools of sacred knowledge they arise at moments of catastrophe, it’s very hard to silence their instinct 

Virgo rising

Spirit guides are accessed through pilgrimages in the higher mind, a place where wisdom and symbolism integrate in the human experience, so the spirit guides are leaders toward knowledge and answers, meditation is the easiest way to reach these guides, they are not far away

Libra rising

Your spirit guides arrive at moments of most peril, but you may doubt your worth or entitlement, you may sense that you don’t deserve their help. This of course, weakens their vibration and makes it very difficult for them to reach you. They have already seen your past, present, and future, trust in their understanding of cosmic justice

Scorpio rising

Spirit guides buzz through a sort of electric intuition, almost pulsating, but their presence is erratic and unpredictable. They can leave puzzling messages and it can be like it’s all up to you to figure everything out. Spirit guides enact themselves through this conduit of fast acting intuition 

Sagittarius rising

Your whole world is the conduit where your spirit guides express themselves, they are flying ahead of you, never truly graspable, but always present. Your world is the poetry of your spirit guides and they assemble a personal and private message just for you 

Capricorn rising

Intuitive resources are like a hotplate, they can sizzle uncontrollably and fizzle out at moment’s you deem of most importance. But your spirit guides are what keep you grounded and remind you of what is really important, and it’s very possible for that to get lost in your volatile inner world amongst fury and battles with the self, they are protectors of your insides 

Aquarius  rising

You are not likely to receive informative forms of guidance but rather enhancing beauty around you, a moment of stillness in the sun and fresh air as your spirit guides deliver a gentle moment of bliss and exile from reality so you are reminded of pure, true, and everlasting beauty

Pisces rising

The intuitive message of spirit guides passes through the conduit of the mind, breaking into thought and self talk. Dialogue with the inner self generates conversation with spirit guides. Questions are answered by more questions 

-C.

Beginner's Guide to Pendulums

⛤Okay, so I have been wanting to put out a post about pendulums based on how I was taught to use them by my aunt, a long-time pendulum diviner and dowser. This post is based solely on our traditions and beliefs. I am NOT telling anyone that this is the one and only way to work with pendulums. Please do what works for you. If these methods suit you, fantastic! If not, it’s okay. Alright, buckle your seat belts ‘cause here we go.

⛤So, you want to use a pendulum. Cool! First you have to get one. There are several ways to obtain a pendulum. You can buy one from a specialty shop (many new age and crystal shops sell them). You can buy one online from places like Etsy, Ebay, and other places. You can even make one. All you need is a string or chain and something to hang from it. It can be as simple as a needle stuck in a cork hanging from some thread (as my great grandmother did). You can also use a piece of jewelry, such as a necklace or a lanyard as a pendulum. Find, make or buy one that is suitable for you.

⛤Now that you have a pendulum, it’s time to clear/charge it. A very important step when using a pendulum is to cleanse it, especially if you bought one. A pendulum in a store, even an online store, has been touched by many people. People have probably touched it to look at it, shop employees have probably touched it when they were putting out to be bought. The seller from an online shop has certainly touched it. All of these people touching the pendulum that you just bought have left residual energies on it. These energies can affect the accuracy of the pendulum. So, you have to cleanse it. I recommend you cleanse your pendulum the same way you do any of your magickal tools. If it’s made from a crystal, you can cleanse it the same way you cleanse your crystals. If you don’t know how to cleanse your pendulum, I was taught to start with a prayer/incantation/chant. Write one that explains your intention just like you would to write a spell. Be specific in your writing. If you want to work with your spirit guides, say that. If you want to work with your higher self, say that. Be specific in the kind of spirits you want to work with. Do you want to work with ancestors? Spirit animals? Etc. If you want to work spirits aligned with light, be specific on the type of light. Anyway, after you have your prayer/incantation/chant written down, you can begin to cleanse your pendulum. The cleansing ritual/ceremony/process can be a elaborate as you deem fit. When I cleansed mine, I didn’t go very elaborate, but if you need to go for it. There are several ways you can use to cleanse your pendulum. 1st, smoke cleansing. Just as you would use sage to cleanse a room, you can use it to cleanse your pendulum. Light a bundle of dried sage, or sage incense. Pass your pendulum through the smoke and say your prayer/incantation/chant. Do this for as long as you think is necessary. 2nd, visualization. Hold your pendulum in your hand and visualize it being surrounded by a brilliant white light. Focus on the residual energies being driven away and cleansed from your pendulum. Say your prayer/incantation/chant while you do your visualization. I used this method to cleanse my pendulum. I visualized putting the pendulum in a stream of white light and letting the light flow over it like water, cleansing away the residual energies. 3rd, if your pendulum is made of crystal, any crystal cleansing techniques will work to cleanse it (i.e. burying it, putting it in running water, burying in salt, putting it with cleansing crystals, such as clear quartz and selenite, etc.). If you made your pendulum, you might not have to worry so much about cleansing and charging it because you made it and it’s already aligned with your energy. However, if you bought your pendulum, after you have cleansed it you need to charge it with your energy. You can do this by carrying it around with you in your pocket and asking small, mundane questions. (I’ll explain this more later)

⛤Now you have a cleansed and charged pendulum. What’s next? Well, you need to program it. By programming, I mean you need to establish how your pendulum will work for you. This includes deciding how you want your pendulum to move based on certain responses to your questions. Now, I have seen many posts and read several books that say that you are supposed to ask the pendulum to show you how it will move for yes, no, maybe, I don’t know, etc. I was taught that you shouldn’t do this because it opens you up for potentially dangerous situations and it sets the precedent that the pendulum or the spirits communicating through the pendulum are in control. I was taught that this is potentially dangerous. I was also taught that this is your experience on this plane of existence. Because of that, you should be in control and do what you are comfortable with. The pendulum is a tool and the spirits communicating through it are guides that can only offer advice. Anyway, you should be the one who decides how the pendulum will move according to the different responses. My pendulum moves in a clockwise circle for “yes”, a counter-clockwise circle for “no”, back and forward for “maybe”, side to side for “I don’t know”, and it stays still for “please rephrase the question.” You can program your pendulum however makes you feel comfortable and however you will remember the meaning of the movements best. After all, what’s the point in asking a question if you can’t understand the answer?

Going back to charging the pendulum. Programming it actually goes into charging it. The more you use your pendulum, the more it becomes aligned to your energy. When you first start using your pendulum, begin by asking it mundane questions. Start with things that don’t have a significant impact on your life, such as what should a I eat for dessert, what color shoes should I wear, should I buy this thing. Simple stuff like that gets you used to your pendulum and it helps you remember your programming for it better. It also helps your pendulum become aligned with your energy and makes the responses more accurate.

⛤Using a pendulum is a great way to get advice on decisions you’re indecisive about. It’s also a wonderful tool for communicating with your spirit guides and companions.

⛥As you get more accustomed to using your pendulum, you can do other things with it. You can create charts to help you get more in depth information. For example, you can make a time table to help organize your tasks for the day. You can make a list of activities to do and when you are bored or don’t know what to do next, ask your pendulum. My aunt did this a lot with her kids. They would want to go outside to play and she would want them to do homework. She would dowse (ask her pendulum) on it and whatever the pendulum said is usually* what they did. Additionally, you can use your pendulum for spirit work. You can make a letter board (like a ouija board) and communicate with spirits. You can also use pendulum for Reiki work, using it to find blockages in the chakras. The list goes on and on.

I put an * next to “usually” in my little anecdote because as I said earlier, this is your experience on this plane of existence. Your pendulum and the spirits communicating through it can only offer advice. You have the ability to either listen to what your pendulum advises or not. That being said, in my experience the pendulum is usually right.

⛤Anyway, I know that was a super long winded post about pendulums. I hope you find the information useful. If using pendulums is something you want to do, go for it! I absolutely LOVE mine and I am so happy I had someone in my life who could teach me about them!

Thank you and blessed be,

Anne Sage 🌻🌼

⛤Also: a good exercise to do with pendulums is to have two, one in each hand, and see if you can get them both to move in harmony with each other. This will show any weak energy flow in your body. It’s a good way to help build up that flow and make it stronger. I, personally, have to work on this with my right hand because it is significantly weaker than my left.

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Astral Projection Warnings

  • Only astrally project if you are in a stable mood (if you are clouded by negative thoughts and feelings, you will attract negative entities). 
  • Do not astrally project if you are on drugs - this will take you to a lower plane of disorientation and will be less vibrant. 
  • Just in case, ask your guides to protect you (as there can be malevolent beings). 
  • Ideally, only do it if you believe it will be spiritually benefiting (it is not a necessary part of spirituality) rather than a source of entertainment. 
  • If you do it incorrectly, it could lead to sleep paralysis
  • You cannot get possessed by malevolent entities, but they can get attached to you.
  • Always surround yourself with nurturing and higher vibrational energy, and avoid beings with darker/clouded auras as they tend to be less benevolent (but not always - it is just a precaution if you are new to astral projection). 
  • Avoid fear - do not worry that you can die while astrally projecting (as you will not), if your astral body senses danger it will immediately return to your physical body. 
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Crow is known to be one of the most intelligent beings. Crow speaks his truth without dismay. Crow is a warrior of justice and teacher to many. They are watchful protectors and provide spiritual strength.

Use these five stones to connect to Crow’s energy:

  • Blue Calcite - recuperation, clearing
  • Black Onyx - self mastery, strength
  • Golden Labradorite - wisdom, intellect
  • Nuummite - magick, protection
  • Lapis Lazuli - mystic knowledge, third eye

This is a spread I did to communicate with my guardian angel (hence the background drawing) and my dragon companion, so I’ve used it with guardian spirits too, and I’d use it for deities too. (My guardian angels gets so flustered when I ask if there’s anything I can do for him, says I don’t have to do anything for him. In the end he asked to sit together to browse pastel blue and pink stuff. He’s so cute.)

Types of Personal Spirit Guides

The 3 Main Types of Personal Spirit Guides:

These are the four main types of personal spirit guides which split spirit guides up into 3 categories based on the relationship of when, and how you came in contact with them.

Soul Guide:

A soul guide is a guide that has been your guide in another or multiple incarnations. They probably met up with you in a different life, or in between lives, and are now a more constant part of your soul group, spirit council, or spirit family. These entities are usually very connected to you, because of the past that you share, even if you do not remember it. Soul guides are also a lot more connected to your higher self.

Lifetime Guides:

Lifetime guides are guides that are going to be an entity that sticks with you throughout your entire life. These guides are assigned at birth, and will connect with you during this lifetime. They may choose to leave once the life is done, or may continue on with you depending upon many different factors.

Short-term Guides, and Temporary Guides:

Short-term guides also sometimes referred to as temporary guides are guides that will show up from time to time in your life. These guides usually come into your life in order to teach you a lesson and then will leave once the lesson is learned. They will usually come in the form of animals, or mythical creatures, so that you can receive your message from whatever form they take. They will come to you in times of great need, dire situations, or when you must learn a life lesson, and will last with you and tell that time is complete.

The roles of the guides:

These are the main roles that guides usually fit into. A guide can take up one of these roles, or they can take up multiple of them, or multiple guides can take up the same roles.

Main Spirit Guide, and Primary Spirit Guide:

The main spirit guide also sometimes referred to as the primary spirit guide is the entity that watches over the rest of your soul group, spirit council, or spirit family, and will make sure that they are doing what they are supposed to. these guides will communicate and even manage, or coordinate the rest of your soul group, spirit council, or spirit family in order to keep everything going smoothly, and in line with your higher self’s plan. Main Spirit guides are usually going to be lifetime guides, or soul guides.

Teacher Guides, and Philosopher Guides:

Teacher guides also sometimes referred to as philosopher guides is a guy that teaches you lessons that you need to learn, and will help you figure out things in your personal life. They will try to teach you everything they think you need to know, and will try to do it in the best manner for you, and when you are ready to learn it. These types of guides are very intuitive, intelligent, reasonable, wise, and logical. They will usually focus on specific teachings that they are assigned to teach you by your higher self. These guides will help you problem solve and help you work through certain situations in order to better yourself. Teacher guides can be short-term guides, lifetime guides, or even soul guides.

Helper Guides:

Helper guides are guides that will try to help you with anything that you need to accomplish. They are a lot like good friends that you can always count on for assistance, and will help you achieve a certain desire, or outcome. These guides will usually be called on by the practitioner in order to ask for their help in certain situations, but the guide can always help without being asked. Helper guides can be short-term guides, lifetime guides, or even soul guides.

Healing Guides, and Doctor Guides:

Healing guides sometimes referred to as doctor guides our guides that are skilled in the act of healing. These guides are usually called upon when you need healing, or will help you heal when you are injured. These guides may even be short-term guides that pop in just to heal you when you are injured. A lot of the time these guides also take the form of animals in order to heal you using the energy of that animal. These guides may also help you in healing others, if you ask them to and can be powerful allies of channeling healing energies. Healing guides can be short-term guides, lifetime guides, or even soul guides.

Joy guides, and Child Guides:

Joy guides sometimes referred to as child guides (not to be confused with guides that take the form of children) are guides that try to make you happy when you are feeling down, or need a pick-me-up. They usually will have a great childlike wonder which is why they are referred to sometimes as child guides. A lot of the time these guides are also very energetic, and optimistic allowing them always to make you feel good even in the darkest of times. Joy Guides can be short-term guides, lifetime guides, or even soul guides.

Spirit Guardian, Protector Guides, Gatekeeper Guides, or Guardian Angel:

Spirit guardian also referred to as protector guides, gatekeeper guides, or guardian angel are guides that will watch out for your well-being. These guides will usually defend you from threats, and keep you out of harm’s way. This entity will also protect you when you open yourself up energetically, and will also keep away other entities that you do not want to interact with. They will also protect the connection of entities that you’re communicating with during spiritual communication. These guides may also tell you how to defend yourself, and will keep watch over you. Spirit guardians are usually going to be soul guides, or long-term guides, but can still sometimes be short-term guides in certain situations.

Journey Guide, and Message Bearer Guides:

Journey guides also referred to as messenger bearing guides are going to be usually short-term guides that show up with a message for you, and then leave after you receive the message, or after you complete a certain task. These guides will usually come out of nowhere to help you on your journey by giving you a certain wisdom, or understanding that you need. These Guides also usually take animal form in order to deliver their message through the animal symbolism they possess. These guides can be incredibly helpful when they make their presence known to you. A lot of the time they may give you a message in meditation, or in your dreams. Journey guide are most definitely going to be short-term guides.

Shadow Spirit Guides:

Shadow spirit guides are guides that challenge you to face the hidden parts of yourself that you don’t usually deal with. This usually makes you deal with such things as fears, insecurities, and hidden parts of your sub conscience, That you may have locked away. These guides may also take forms that you fear, or are uncomfortable around in order to show that they are indeed the shadow guide. They will do all of this in order to allow you to better yourself, and we’ll still have your common good at heart. Shadow guides are usually going to be soul guides, or lifetime guides.

Creative Guides:

Creative guides are guides that inspire, and motivate practitioners to create, and will try to get you to make, and create new things. They will try to be your muse, and can inspire arts, and can help clear artist block. Creative guides can be short-term guides, lifetime guides, or even soul guides.

Build a Relationship with Your Guides Tarot Spread

1: The Guide

2: What you can do to build the relationship

3: What they will do to build the relationship

4-6: Feel free to set the intention for these cards before you begin. For example, 4-6 could be the steps you should take to find an avenue of communication that works well with this guide.

Or it could be three things about your relationship with them.

Or, it could be three ways that they have reached out in the past.

I highly recommend that you use your intuition here. If the only thing that strikes you about a card is a small symbol or animal, then pay attention to that. 

I think you want to work outside the traditional tarot/oracle meanings that are available to really get some good information.

👻 Spirits and Entities 👻

The existence of paranormal entities is widely debated. Some people have direct experience with non-human and non-living beings, while some dismiss the idea as ridiculous. No matter what you believe, you have probably heard the following terms in reference to supernatural entities and while some terms seem interchangeable, these refer to specific presence.

Spirit - General term for any non-physical entity.

Ghost - The most common term used to refer to a spirit is “ghost”, but “ghost” refers only to spirits of once-living things, like humans and animals.

Poltergeist - The term  “poltergeist” refers to two kinds of supernatural activity. One involves spirits, human or otherwise, that cause havoc or chaos. These spirits often manipulate electronics and objects to elicit a reaction from the living. The second form of poltergeist haunting has to do with energies emitted from children or adolescents that manifest physically and cause chaos.

Thoughtforms - Thoughtforms are entities created by thought energy. Though they are usually created for a certain purpose, they can often develop a mind of their own and their own agendas.

Residual Hauntings - Residual hauntings are caused by leftover energy or emotions from a specific event that leaves an imprint in the physical world. These hauntings may manifest as a recurring physical events, such as a certain object being moved over and over again or a specific sound being heard with no source.

Shadow People - Shadow People are figures seen on the edge of one’s vision. They are considered to be bad omens

Parasitic Entities (Demons) - Parasitic entities (including what some refer to as Demons) are supernatural beings that feed off of the energy of a living host or victim.

Doppelgangers - Doppelgangers are spirits that appear in the form of a living person. They are known to appear to a person as themselves to warn them of their imminent death.

Guides - These spirits could have once been human, but do that is not always the case. They linger close to certain people in order to watch over them. These spirits are known to communicate with mediums.

There are many layers of ourselves that are within unity consciousness, we are the light and always have been. We are whole, we are divine and infinite, don’t be fooled by the illusions of this earthly life.

  • Aries ~ I am God when: I open a new world every day like a Storybook
  • Taurus - I am God when: I sink into the temple of the body, moisturize it with gel and self love, create and materialize
  • Gemini - I am God when: I fall into a trance during learning, I write and use my divine voice to inform
  • Cancer - I am God when: I have a baby fall asleep on my chest, I hold an animal, I hear my spirit guide as thought
  • Leo - I am God when: I believe I am God and create
  • Virgo - I am God when: I polish my mind and skills to apply these so to provide a service to others, to perceive the invisible mechanics of nature
  • Libra - I am God when: I am feeling connected and validated, I am radiating love to all people
  • Scorpio - I am God when: I face obliteration and destruction to arise new and emanating gold with divine wisdom
  • Sagittarius - I am God when: I breathe and let nature envelope me
  • Capricorn - I am God when: I stare up at the stars and dream of reaching my aspirations, when I recognise the labor of love
  • Aquarius - I am God when: I explore every avenue of idea and utopia, when I saturate humanity with wisdom from higher dimensions
  • Pisces - I am God when: I create, I think, I pray, I heal, I bring others home
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Leaving Offering: Food

Originally posted by stardustcake

A few of my friends have asked me about leaving food offerings for their spirit companions. How does one do this and what else can I do that won’t make it look like I’m wasting food to others that don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve had a couple tell me their parents got mad and think they’re wasting food and in some smaller countries, this can definitely be seen as such so we can’t have that happening. Here are a few things I do with my Keep that you may want to try. Some are easier while others may not be so for others so just think about all this and see what works. Trial and error is how we all learn. 

  • Fruits, I have found, to be the best. As a Chinese American, one of the things I always do is have fresh oranges for the Chinese New Year. So those with sturdy skins are good to leave out for a few days. Your companions will not be offended if you eat it because it will benefit you as well. I’ve left pears out as well, but not so good when you have cats that like to attack random things. So other fruits you want to offer can be leftmost out, but I would recommend either putting the, away in the fridge or just eat them once you feel your companions have had their fill. If things start to spoil, you can simply throw it out or, if your Wiccan (or eco-friendly), you can bury it in your yard to return it to the Earth. 
  • Meat is another offering, but that can be problematic if you live with others that have no idea what the hell you’re doing with it. This can vary from scraps to raw meat for anything from critters to vampires. I have a lot of wolves as well so they like having meat. Here is my agreement with them: they can have access to what’s in the fridge or share with me when I eat. If it’s a sanguine vampire or anyone that requires blood, you can allow them to take from you and they don’t actually require a lot. I always feel a bite from one of mine and it lasts as long as they need. Cooked meat is also an option and while some may love beef, we can’t always afford it. As long as they understand that you can only afford certain things and that what you offer is from the heart, it shouldn’t be a problem. Now, if you choose to offer raw meat, I would say to do so before you use it yourself so they have first dibs and nothing goes to waste. I would put Dairy this category. Since cheese can last for a while, keeping some in your fridge should be more than enough. 
  • Sweets are super easy to offer. I have a spirit that always visits from my sister’s Keep that loves butterscotch. So I always keep some around in case he wants to visit. I also have an Auraelic Vampire that likes it too. If it says hard candy, it can stay as long as it’s good. If it’s pastries, treat it like any other edible and share, but remember to eat it so it doesn’t go to waste. 
  • I have yet to have anyone ask about Liquids of any kind in my Keep, but there are some that like liquor like beer or wine. Like any offering, you can leave some libations for them in a glass, but I would recommend you share something you can then drink yourself. Otherwise, put it away or pour it it into the ground as continued offering to them and to the Earth. 

In regards to how much you should put out, I say no more than what you prepare for yourself. In reality, they can’t really eat on their own. They either share with you using your own senses, or they eat the Astral version. The way I see the 3 Bodies is like there are 3 parallel universes existing and that what we have here can also exist in the Astral and the Spiritual, give or take a few things.  One faery showed me her shoving grapes in her face like a chipmunk so anything is possible. You can always fix a little extra if you like, but remember to put any leftovers away to be eaten or disposed to appropriately. 

To Help Summon Your Familiar/Spiritual Familiar

Incantation:

“ Guardians of the dream world,
I call you to my side.
Reveal my familiar, my protector and guide.
Show me the power, beauty, and grace
in the radiant eyes of my guardian’s face ”

Within a few days time, visions of your familiar/spirit familiar shall come to you in your dreams.

Note: Try and right down the description of your guide, this may help become more close and aid in locating your familiar