Mercury retrograde can cause things to feel out of order. It can bring confusion and complications to our everyday lives. Mercury retrograde occurs several times a year and it is Mercury speeding past Earth.
During this time, people are prone to taking things out of context and misconstruing messages. Mercury retrograde is all about communication but you will face some roadblocks. People should expect to hear some uncomfortable truths during this time. You will need to reevaluate facts to determine the truthfulness of it. Mercury retrograde brings much self-reflection on our actions and the actions of others.
Many challenges that people face during this time are related to the fact that we are coming into Leo season and Leo is known to be a commanding and authoritative sign that tends to say things without thinking first. Leos are very prideful and when Mercury is in retrograde, people say things that come off as arrogant. There will be a lunar eclipse on July 16 and after Mercury retrograde transitions back into Cancer. You should reflect on your communication struggles from earlier in the retrograde.
The eclipse on July 16th is about letting go of people who are not at our level, letting go of the past, the power struggles and the love triangles. Use the end of retrograde to make amends and to decide if it is even worth it. No more drama should be your mantra at this time. Count to three before responding to someone and let yourself cool off before you respond. In today’s fast paced communication, it is ok to take a pause before responding to anyone. Remember that we cannot control what other people do but we can give ourselves a moment to control how we react.
Have you wanted to start reading Lenormand but do not know where to start? Well grab your deck and let’s start predicting.
First, formulate a question. Lenormand works best when you have a question because it means you have context and intention. Intention paves the way for the cards to provide a coherent message. Your question can be simple.
Next, shuffle the cards. While shuffling, keep thinking of your question. Shuffle the cards anyway you want but keep repeating your question in your mind slowly. Keep shuffling until you are ready.
After your deck is shuffled, lay the cards out. It is up to you whether to deal the cards out face up or face down.
Once your three cards are down, it is time to interpret them. There are many ways to interpret a three card spread. One way is to have the center card be the focus and the other two augment that focus. This provides the most accurate reading. Each card has associated meanings and you can use these keywords to interpret your reading. Remember to come back to your question and the context. Lenormand cards reveal very immediate and literal things. Do not freak out if you get a negative card because it is probably something small for that day. Keep a journal to help you make more sense of the cards. Remember just be you and keep interpreting.
Here are a few examples:
THE QUESTION: What’s my day going to be like?
House Garden Snake
House = Home, Stability, Family
Garden = Environment, Gathering, Social Scene
Snake = Problems, Betrayal, Lies
The middle card is your focus. So the day will revolve around your environment. Our home is our environment and there is a snake which reveals some type of trouble. There could be a disturbance at your house.
Sun Letters Bouquet
Sun = Happiness, Energy, Bring to Light
Letters = Invitation/News
Bouquet= Gift, Beauty, Happiness
The letters are your focus so there is some type of news and since it is surrounded by the sun and bouquet, we know it’s positive.
THE QUESTION: What’s my day going to be like?
Scythe Book Man
Scythe = Sudden Break, Divisive
Book = Secret, Hidden Information
Man = A Man (or querent if querent is a man)
The book is our focus card meaning our day will involve some kind of hidden information or secret. We know that the secret will be revealed and the secret is most likely about a man.
Do you feel other people’s emotions and are aware of other people’s pain? Then you might be an empath. Empaths are people who are highly aware of other people’s emotions and they view the world differently by being aware of others pain and what they need emotionally. Highly sensitive people are likely to be empaths but not all highly sensitive people are empaths. Read below to learn more about empath’s traits.
Empaths take on other people’s emotions. They feel the emotion as if it was their own. If you are an empath, you are likely to notice changes in expression, body language or changes in tone of voice to sense what others are feeling. This can be a powerful gift, which can be exhausting or overwhelming at times. In addition, you may find yourself feeling sudden overwhelming emotions when you are in public.
Empaths notice the atmosphere of their surroundings. If you are in a calm and peaceful place, then you will take on those qualities. A chaotic environment will pull the energy out of you.
A basic part of being an empath is about understanding and connecting with others. This makes it easier to sense what someone is trying to express. Since you have insight, people will come to you for advice, support and encouragement.
Empaths can feel pain even if it is not happening to them. Same goes for watching violent events on TV and empaths may not do well watching it. If you are an empath violent movies are best if avoided.
All your feelings, including positive ones, are on high. When you see a baby or an animal, your first reaction may be to gush over the baby or to pet an animal. Not everyone feels this way, which may be strange to you. Same thing happens when you encounter a person, who is sick. You may experience physical sensations throughout the body. This can be uncomfortable to you. Many empaths are drawn to being doctors, nurses, elder care provider or healers.
Empaths can become overwhelmed in intimate relationships because they can sense every mood, irritation or lie from their partner. If you live with your partner, make sure to create a room that is just for you and therefore, you go there to recharge.
It is difficult for someone to hide his or her true intentions from an empath. You may not know exactly what the person wants but you do know when he or she is not being completely honest.
Empaths are excellent leaders because they listen to their team and they build common goals. They listen and pay attention when someone is speaking with them, which leads to every person having a voice. Empaths create a calming effect on others and can heal people by helping them work through their past emotional baggage and overcoming unhealthy patterns.
Lastly, empaths want to help people who are in pain. They respond to people and to the needs of others. This is where their healing ability comes into play to create a better world.
Have you ever experienced a gut feeling about something? This is your intuition kicking in trying to guide you onto the right path. Some people define intuition as knowing without knowing, and to some, intuition is more powerful than intellect. It is always with us, whether or not we are aware of that fact. Most people tune out their intuition, but to lead a full life, a person needs to feed and nurture his/her intuition. There have been studies done that suggest that intuition is how humans interact with our environment and how we make many of our decisions.
How can you tap into your intuition? Listen to your inner voice and pay attention to what it is guiding you to. To make the best decisions, balance your intuition with rational thinking. By seeking a balance between the two, you can use all your brain’s resources.
Intuitive people take time to reflect because a little solitude can help connect you to your deepest inner wisdom. Take time to reconnect with yourself in order to engage in deeper thought.
Creative people are more in touch with their intuition. By increasing your creativity, you can also boost your intuition.
Be mindful and try to meditate. Mindfulness can help to tame the brain, which in turns makes it easier to tap into your intuition. With mindfulness, you can boost your self-knowledge which in turns gives us a better understanding of our inner workings.
Observe the world around you. Keep a journal and write down little things that occur. This will help you gain a sense of how often coincidences and surprising connections occur, thereby allowing you to tap into your intuition.
Listen to your body and your gut feelings. Intuitions can manifest physically so if you are feeling sick to your stomach when something was wrong but cannot express why, it is most likely your intuition.
Intuitive people connect deeply with others. When you connect deeply with someone, you can tap into their being from their words, emotions and body language. This is partly from your power of empathy but it also stems from your intuition.
Pay attention to your dreams. Dreams are similar to intuition, in the fact, that they both stem from the unconscious. During your dreams, you are getting information about how to live your life from your intuitive part of your brain
Take time to relax because when you are constantly on the move, connected to your devices and are stress, you can repress your intuition. Sometimes, your intuition is telling you something but you are too busy to listen to it.
Negativity can adversity effect our intuition. When you are angry or depressed, your intuition may fail you. When you are in a positive mood, you will boost your intuition. It is ok to get angry or to have negative emotions but mindfully accept these emotions and let them go in order to let your intuition to thrive.
I believe newborns, toddlers and pre schoolers are the most intuitive. Unfortunately, as we grow are taught to only believe what we see and not so much what we feel. That inner voice gets pushed to the background more and more. It's time to bring back your inner voice.
Everything begins with a word. People who say that they can cast a spell are not being ethical. There is no such thing as a spell that will grant you everything you desire. Your strongest “spells” are your own words and intentions that you put out into the universe. You create what you want with your words and these words consist of vibration and sound. These vibrations create our reality. If our words and thoughts are how we create reality, then they are our most powerful tool and we need to pick the best words to shape our reality into the best it can be. Our words provide a bold affirmation of our thoughts and they show the world how we see others and ourselves. Words provide a powerful affirmation that enable our thoughts to manifest into a reality. Read below to learn how to use your words to create everything you desire.
Choose your words wisely. When you speak, you are putting words out into the universe and in return, you are shaping the way people view you and your words become truth. Be mindful of not putting out negative words because these negative words will shape your reality into a negative one. Start by speaking consciously; avoiding negative, powerless words like can’t, won’t, need and shouldn’t. These negative words take away your ability to manifest the life you want. Since you create your universe, what you say goes. Aim towards using positive words and this will have a positive impact on your world.
Use powerful words like, “I am”, to affirm who you are, your dreams, your hopes, and your successes. When “I am,” is used, it defines who we are to ourselves and the people around us. How you end your sentence is how you define your reality. Aim high and lift yourself up to being the best you can be. Start each morning with a positive affirmation beginning with “I am” (amazing, great, beautiful, healthy - you choose the words, you choose your reality).
Speak your truth from your heart. Usually, when we complain, we do so from a place of fear. Practice self-awareness about the words you use. Before you speak negatively, ask yourself why and how is this helping me to be happy? You will discover that you are speaking out of fear and by voicing this fear, you are not helping you to be happy. These negative words will only make you feel worse and will manifest these fears into your life with greater intensity.
Remember, no one can cast a spell to bring happiness into your life. You need to start choosing your words bravely, consciously and lovingly. Speak from a place of love and by doing so great things will occur. You got this!
There are ethical Lenormand readers, ones who do not try to scam someone when that person is searching for help. These scam artists ruin the reputations of many professional, ethical Lenormand readers. These ethical Lenormand readers want to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
An ethical Lenormand reader is someone who cares for the well-being of his/her client, sets clear boundaries, and has structures in place like a code of ethics and a confidentiality statement. These ethical readers empower their clients to think about their options and make decisions for themselves. They encourage clients to seek help from doctors, therapists, and lawyers. They do not charge to remove bad energy or curses.
Follow this guideline to be an ethical Lenormand reader.
These days, many people are seeking to increase their happiness. Here are a few practice tips to increase your personal happiness.
Start by building your happiness strengths. To get a better understanding of your happiness strengths and weaknesses, take time to explore what makes you happy and learn how to improve upon your happiness weaknesses. You can boast your happiness yourself by starting with gratitude and prioritizing spending time doing fun things. By being more confident, you can really improve your happiness.
• Focus on feeling better about yourself. Note your positive qualities and identify your strengths. This will help to increase your happiness.
• Work can burn many people out. Create a better work-life balance to increase your overall happiness. While creating your work-life balance, start building a growth mindset as well. This refers to the belief that we can change ourselves. When we believe we can change ourselves, we can improve our happiness. Also, reinforce positive memories to create lasting happiness.
• Do not let negative experiences bring you down. Find the silver lining in things and you will increase your overall happiness. Stop your negative thought patterns (like worrying, self-judgment and fear). These thoughts will keep you miserable and you will stop yourself from being happy. Refocus your thoughts when you are being negative and try to be more positive.
• Social media can have a negative effect on our happiness. Take breaks from checking social media and you will get a boost in your happiness.
• Speak to others as you wish to be spoken to. When you are kind to others, they will respond with kindness in return.
• Figure out what you are feeling and gain some clarity on your inner self. This will help with your overall state of happiness. Start living your values and this will also help to improve your happiness. Focus on the good in your life and you will savor the moment and maintain your happiness during rough patches.
• Visualize yourself being happy and your brain act as if you are happy and you will enjoy your experiences more. Be mindful in your daily activities to become more fully engaged in your life. Explore your happiness- what it means to you, what it looks like and what it feels like. Once you do this, you will find more happiness in your life.
• Be more flexible and start changing the norm. Approach your life with enthusiasm. Speak up for yourself and your happiness will flow. Finding your purpose helps to create meaning in your life, this brings happiness and fulfillment.
• Connecting with other like-minded individuals helps to elevate your happiness. To strengthen these relationships, practice kindness and gratitude.
• There is a tendency to return to our old happiness level over time but this does not have to happen. Keep boasting your happiness level by getting out of your comfort zone and adding variety to your happiness plan.
• Be accountability for your own happiness. Do not let yourself get away with being unhappy. Stay on track! You can do this! Build your happiness skills and keep improving your overall well-being.