Every month, as the Moon orbits around the Earth, it comes to an opposition to the Sun, the Full Moon, and it comes to a conjunction with the Sun, the New moon. But, about twice a year, on the new and full moons, the moon lines up in a straight line between the Earth and the Sun, and we call those alignments eclipses. Pagans believe that the New Moon is a time for attracting, for starting new projects, and casting spells and prayers to fulfill their needs. They also believe that the Full Moon is a time for banishing. It is a time to let go, to exhale, to expel negativity. Lunar, Full Moon, eclipses are believed to be 10 times stronger than a typical Full Moon, and the same goes for Solar, New Moon, eclipses. Eclipses are also known to bring changes. That is probably why they get such a bad rap. Most everybody hates change.
Eclipses are like forest fires. They can be very destructive, but they make way for new growth. We need these spiritual muscle builders to keep us growing. If life were to stay the same and “perfect” all the time, we would never be motivated to change. We must experience loss to appreciate what we have. But, knowing all this doesn’t make living through the adversity brought by eclipses any easier. Read more ›
Many of us have asked that question at some point in our lives, and many are still asking that question. And, when you try to research information about retrogrades in astrology, you get so much flowery and technical information and diagrams, you come away feeling even more confused. An example would be (from the Larousse Encyclopedia of Astrology):
“In fact, the backward motion is an illusion created by the revolution of the planets and the Earth in their concentric orbits around the Sun.”
What the hell does that mean? Its simpler than you think. First off, no planet actually reverses the direction of it’s orbit. But, all of the planets, except the Sun and the Moon, will appear to be moving backward across the sky from time to time. Why do they do this? Its called parallax error. The easiest example is when you are passing a car, or a car is passing you, on the freeway. There is a point where the car appears to be moving backward, then it finally reaches a point where it appears to be moving forward again. The same thing happens or our solar freeway. Read more ›
“When will my ex come back?” That is the number one question asked of psychics. Many people contact psychics absolutely sure that their ex is their soul mate. They know in their hearts that they must have shared past lives, because they can feel it with every bone in their body. It’s not limited to any sort of age group or gender, either. We have had women as young as 13 years old (of course their questions were deleted) and as old as 83 asking about their exes. Males usually have a little different approach. Their first question is normally about career or money, but you can bet the second question will be about the ex. We’ve all felt those feelings, and looking back we can see that they faded over time. But, why do they happen in the first place?
Scientists have discovered that different stimuli in our lives causes our bodies to secrete different chemicals. Melatonin to help us feel sleepy when it gets dark. Serotonin to make us feel satisfied after we eat. And, we don’t want to forget those wonderful endorphins that we get during sex. An endorphin is a neuropeptide (manufactured in the brain), and science has learned that our brains manufacture many different neuropeptides to respond to our emotions. In fact, science has proven that our cells cannot tell the difference between neuropeptides and heroin. So, when you are in love with a person, your brain is constantly manufacturing these “love” neuropeptides every time you are with your lover. After the break-up your brain stops manufacturing the “love juice,” and your body goes through withdrawal. But, not realizing that it is withdrawal, we imagine some kind of spiritual connection that we think we are losing. Read more ›
Scrying is the art of looking into a reflective surface to induce visions. Gazing into a crystal ball is probably the most common, but many other types of surfaces have been used. The girls who instigated the Salem Witch fears used a technique of dropping an egg-white into a clear glass of water and staring into it. Nostradamus used a black mirror, and some types crystal divination are done through scrying. The ancient Greek oracles polished silver bowls filled with water which the visitors gazed upon. Many have also stared into burning fires to see the divine.
Scrying is a form of divination that is easy to do, but it does require quite a bit of practice before one can call themselves a master. It is always very important that the room you are using is free of distractions, and you must make sure that you are in a good mental state. Take at least ten minutes to meditate and breathe before you begin. Some find soft music and even aromatherapy (incense works well) helps to set the ambiance. You also need your scrying device. I, personally, prefer candle scrying, but it is important to try different devices until you find the one that works best for you. Take time to relax and gaze into your scrying tool. Look at it until your vision blurs and comes back into focus. You may need to do this several times before a vision comes to you. Do not get concerned if nothing comes during the session. It is also possible that your message will not come through until later in a fleeting thought, or perhaps in a dream. Read more ›
Have you heard creeks and bumps in the house? Are things getting moved around, and you don’t know why? Are you seeing shadow shapes out of the corner of your eye? Perhaps some strange events have occurred, like all the doors in your home closed at the same time. Or, maybe you were one of the really lucky ones, and an apparition actually spoke to you. Below I will list the most common types of hauntings and their terminology according to paranormal investigators.
Intelligent Haunting – This is the most common type of haunting that Hollywood utilizes. It is the essence that a person leaves behind when their mortal body dies. They are sometimes referred to as “earth bound spirits.” In this situation, the spirit or entity is usually able to touch and communicate with the living, often through signals and occasionally with a voice. Most often the person/entity has an issue that holds them here from unfinished business to mourning loved ones refusing to let them go. These guys can sometimes be mischievous, and not only can they move objects, they can interfere with electronic equipment. Read more ›