The act of burning incense has been an important ritual since ancient times. Believed to have originated in Egypt in the time of the Old Kingdom, it was once used by priests for fumigating tombs. Incense has a long history of being used in conjunction with ceremonies, rituals, and spiritual and religious occasions.
Incense burning was discovered in India and Southern Asia as early as 3300 BC. Used alongside worship and prayer, it was believed that burning incense could ward off evil spirits while purifying the surroundings.
Over 2,000 years ago, the trade of spices and incense played a significant economic role between the east and west. In those days, the Middle Eastern Incense Route wound its way through the Middle East to the Mediteranean region, where it was popularized by the Roman Empire. It’s been estimated that 3,000 tons of incense traveled this route each year.
Whether you are brand new to using crystals or wondering if you are on the right track, it helps to know the common mistakes often made. You might be making some of these mistakes without realizing you are reducing the effectiveness of your crystals.
When a long term relationship ends it seems like the end of the world sometimes. You have devoted so much time and energy to this person, and now they are gone. It can leave you feeling like you are going to be alone forever.... but there is hope. It is a time of great pain, but if can also be a time of great possibilities. Keep reading to see how you can find love again...
Understanding what the 5 Love Languages are can help you to not only tell your partner that you care, but can also be a great way to strengthen your relationship. Keep reading for more information about the different love languages, take a quiz and download a worksheet to help you and your partner get on the same page and speaking the language.... together!
Next up in our 78 cards series we are exploring the Four of Pentacles. Each look at the cards covers basic meaning, upright and reversed keywords - even advice from the card archetype itself. Keep reading to explore the Four of Pentacles.
One of the most common concerns that I see when answering questions for clients is the issue of cheating. Cheating is something that can destroy not only your relationship, but also your ability to trust again. Let's take a look at a letter and talk about what you can do if the person that you love cheats on you.
The best relationships are the ones that make you feel like you can be yourself. The relationships that make you feel comfortable around your partner and they don't make you change who you are to suit their idea of perfect. But how do you know whether or not someone makes you feel this way? There are many things to consider before getting into a relationship with someone. These six things will help you decide if the person in question is worth your time.
Have you ever heard of or attempted to keep a gratitude journal? Maybe this is a new approach for you, but if you give it a go, you'll be hooked and want to keep writing down things you're grateful for every day.
This month we are thrilled to welcome Lizzie from backyardbanshee.com for a guest post on crystal divination. Click on read more to check out her incredible article!
Meditating takes time and practice to master. The main goal of meditation is often to clear your mind. However, those who experience anxiety and depression, usually find it difficult to clear their minds. Running thoughts interrupt their ability to meditate. Using crystals in meditation practice helps in channeling these thoughts into the crystal. By releasing your thoughts, this aids in clearing the mind. Crystals can be used by beginners and experienced meditators to hold the intention for their meditation. Keep reading for more information....
Next up in our 78 cards series we are exploring the Six of Pentacles. Each look at the cards covers basic meaning, upright and reversed keywords - even advice from the card archetype itself. Keep reading to explore the Six of Coins.
One of the most common questions I get in readings and online relates to marriage - when will he propose? Why hasn't he proposed yet? How can I make him propose? or different variations on the same question. When you have been in a serious relationship for a considerable amount of time it seems natural to want to take that next step and get married. But what if he isn't interested in marriage? Keep reading to see what to do when he won't marry you.
A couple times a month I take a look at a specific card in the tarot decks. These are chosen at random - I shuffle the deck and the card I draw is the one that is telling me that it wants it's story told. Eventually there will be a complete look at all 78 cards of the deck. Keep reading for a look at the Two of Swords
Next up in the advice center we are looking at what to do when the person that you are in love with is the boss. Is it worth pursuing, and what should you be doing to protect yourself. Keep reading to find out...
Can you believe that it is JULY already? I swear this year is going on entirely too fast. I thought that this would be a great time to just do a mid year check in and talk about what has been going on and what is coming up for the rest of the year.
A couple years ago there was an essay that Marcus Katz penned that was one that resonated deeply with me. In this post he really highlighted the things that go into a tarot reading that the client never really thinks about. This is my interpretation of his essay. Keep reading to get a peek inside my head.
For my next deck review I am taking a look at the Contra Versa Tarot by In2it Publishing. This deck is unique, but is it worth the money. Keep reading for my thoughts.
I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in an article recently, in which several tarot professionals were asked to offer their input on what makes an ideal tarot reading space. While many of us wrote from a professional viewpoint, all these tips can be used by casual tarot readers as well. Click READ MORE to check out this article written by Emily Huddleston for Redfin.
When Doreen Virtue turned her back on the tarot/oracle community a few years back her Past Lives deck was essentially the only one on the market. In her absence a few past life decks have come to the community. This review touches on the tarot deck created by Red Orchid Publishing.
Ghosting... and not the festive Halloween kind can leave you reeling. It sets off a chain of events that can sometimes be hard to recover from. The term ghosting was coined in the early 2000s and has only grown in the years since. So what is ghosting, why does it happen and how can you protect yourself? Keep reading to find out.
More and more people are starting to get interested in magic and witchcraft, and it can be really overwhelming when you get started. It doesn't HAVE to break the bank to stock your witchy cabinets. Here are some great ways to make magic with the help of your local dollar store.
This month I am bringing you a guest post by Chelsea Lamb. Even though the business landscape is slowly changing, it is still more difficult than it should be for a woman to rise in the business world. To become successful in your chosen profession, you will have to manage the responsibilities of your current life with the stressful requirements of running a business. Here are some ways you can balance the two halves of your life so that you can run a successful business while maintaining a healthy home life.
Welcome to the next installment of the "What Do I Do When..." series. This time we are going to take a look at the issues that arise from having a long distance relationship - and the five things that you can focus on to make sure that your relationship has the best chance of success.
I admit it - I am a bit behind the trend... I had the deck originally when it came out, but circumstances had me rehoming several decks for a bit of extra cash. I recently re-purchased the deck from Taroteca Studios and I wanted to share my thoughts on this deck in case you were on the fence about it.
I am sure that you have all seen those Wish ads all over the place, advertising low cost tarot decks and wondered about them. Here's the thing though, those cheap decks are fakes. Let's explore how to spot a fake deck, and why it even matters in the first place.
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