Tarot Forecast – Aug 6 – 12

Hello loves! I swear that other posts from us are coming soon. This summer has just been rough. We have all retreated and been spending more and more time on our own. These eclipses have triggered some deep inner work that, with the demands on the day to day, has just taken all of our emotional energy out of us. Soon though! And if you have any special requests, always feel free to reach out.
This week’s reading had an incredibly clear message: “Trust and move towards your intentions”

1. What energy do we need to channel this week? Reversed Hermit
Listen to your inner voice. There are two messages that come with the hermit – either we need to make that time one of deep spiritual work and listening to Self or we may be spending too much time in this space.
Take a moment to reflect where you are falling on this spectrum. Time on my own has put a lot of things in perspective for me. I have been much more intentional about who gets my time outside of work and home. I have large projects I am working on and it takes all of my inner strength to not allow my anxiety and impostor syndrome issues to derail me.
2. What do we need to look out for? Reversed Priest [Heirophant]
As we walk our path we must maintain and openness and understanding to others practices. We have all encountered those that cannot open their hearts to understand others. Reflect on your own words and guidance – do not impose your own practices or beliefs on others that do not expressly ask for it. Also, set boundaries for those that attempt to impose their path on you.
3. How can we overcome challenges? The Chariot
You control your path. Clarify your intentions, make a plan, gather resources and go. Take your time as a hermit to get clarity on what it is you want and need and how to accomplish it. Do not allow the perspectives of others to shake you from your path.
SSBC * Reversed King of Cups
Do not let your inclination towards reconciliation compromise your values
Take greater control and responsibility for your current emotional state. Who is being toxic in your life? Where and who do you need boundaries with? Is your behavior the issue at hand?
Is there anything in particular that comes to mind with this reading?  I know this message rang loud and clear for me on what I need to focus on.  My energy has been feeling motivated, but scattered.
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Tarot Forecast – 07.09-07.14.2018

Hello my loves! I feel like all I post these days are tarot forecasts… I swear I am working on other content and getting myself reorganized. I am also working on getting some other contributors on here to showcase a wider range of practice and perspective!
But, that takes time and effort and to be honest, June was not kind to me. I feel like I am still recovering and my 9-5 is sucking the life out of me, haha.
I will survive! Just another week or two and things will get back to normal and I can feel more on top of my passions and actually commit more energy to them.
Which! If you have been following any astrology readings for the week (Jess from BehatiLife is always my favorite), this week is full of awesome transits. I didn’t even have a chance to watch some of these astroforecasts until this afternoon and it was so affirming to the energy I pulled from the cards and how I was feeling today.
So, what the heck is going on.

1. What energy do we need to channel this week? The Priest
We must renew our dedication and committment to practice. The time and attention we place in our sacred space and practice allows us to remain grounded. These habits will sustain us through moments in which we may question ourselves and our path.
2. What must we look out for this week? Reversed High Priestess
We will likely come across something this week that causes us to question our inner voice. We will be experiencing a huge expansion of things as Jupiter goes direct, so as everything rushes to us, we may be worried about pursing the “right” thing. I know I have already faced new options and opportunities this week and they caused me a slight twinge of imbalance. Refocusing on my practice, my values, and what I want my life too look like gives me the assistance I need to select the “proper” path.
3. How can we overcome challenges? The Ace of Cups
Maintaining an outlook of positivity and possibility will help you move through these weaker moments. You may feel overwhelmed by everything coming at you. But because we are focusing on intentional, meaningful practice, we can trust that our soul purpose will present itself.
SuperSecretBottomCard Reversed six of cups
While we all need more fun in our life, too much can cause us too lose focus on our higher goals. It is easy to get swept up in the moment and opportunity without looking at how this impacts our overall goals. Our responsibilities still need to be addressed, so working on finding the balance that works for you should go hand in hand with developing your practice.
Are you feeling like any new doors have opened for you this week? Are you excited about them or are you finding yourself off center and overwhelmed?
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May 2018 Full Moon in Sagittarius

I won’t lie. I was a little worried about the emotional rollercoaster this full moon was going to have me riding this week. But, after looking into the moon and all the work I did on the new moon. I’m hoping this moon will be kind to you as well!
This full moon in Sagittarius calls us to look at our life from a 10’000 foot view. If you read my tarot forecast for the week, you would know that our Super Secret Bottom Card for this week was the Hermit.
Getting clarity on our personal values, principles, morals and overall lifestyle (as it is presently and how we want it to look) is key this week.
After the questions I posed in our new moon ritual, I feel like we have kind of already done most of that work! Now, it our chance to pause and recognize what we have fully committed to, what is feasible in our lives at the moment, and what is just not currently possible to integrate into our lives.
This full moon ritual is going to be pretty relaxed. While Sagittarius wants to try all of the things and be adventurous – this evening can be a moment of rest. You can do and try all you want in the morning.
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What you’ll need:
One white candle
Your journal/grimoire/BOS
Yep. you read that. Just one white candle and whatever it is you do your work in. Rituals can be incredibly simple and still pack a punch.
Get into your sacred space. Get comfortable and take the time to do a grounding meditation or your preferred practice.
Light the white candle and focus on the things listed above:
What have you fully committed to bringing into your life this cycle?
Has it been working? Why or why not?
If why not, is it something that you just cannot feasibly commit to right now?
Remember – you don’t need to do all of the things all at the same time. Maybe there are changes you want to bring into your life that require a little more preparation, other foundational habits, or just more of you to focus on it.
Once you get a clear idea of what is and isn’t working for you – focus on releasing yourself of any inner obligation or expectation to remain held to what is not working.
Push all of that energy and emotional tie into the candle. Let yourself fill with warmth from head to foot as you release it. When you feel ready, fully release it into the universe by blowing out the candle.
Gently close your space however you see fit.
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I hope that by releasing the habits and things that just are not working you find yourself opened to fully committing to what is working for you! Perhaps this will give you some more time and energy to expand and try something new.
As always, I love hearing from you! Especially when using these workings – I’d love to know if they work for you!
All my love!
Full Moon Ritual - May 2018
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Being a Witch – Anxiety & Manifestation

Happy Thursday witches! I’ve finally sat down and worked through all my thoughts on this subject. If you follow Magickal Mavens on instagram, you may have seen my post about this Taurus New Moon helping me climb out of this dark cloud I’ve been under the last few months. While it’s likely I’ve just been dealing with some unexpected seasonal depression, it kicked my anxiety into high gear.
While I haven’t been diagnosed with any formal anxiety disorder, it’s something I’ve been dealing with since I was a pre-teen. I was always in a constant state of “what if”, preferring to lock myself away from people and read than interact with my peers. However anxious I was though, I always trusted my intuition about people and situations.
I will always remember the day I didn’t listen to her. Her voice whispered to me as I made plans. She caught herself in my mother’s voice as she asked me when I would be home. She raised the hair on the back of my neck and arms. She frantically dug a pit in my stomach so deep it felt as if it had no bottom. She begged and pleaded with me to run. And yet, I did not move. And in that split second of indecision, choosing to ignore her, she silenced her voice.
It has been a struggle ever since to convince her to speak louder than a soft whisper. I broke our bond and she could no longer trust herself to keep me safe if I was unwilling to heed her words.
This constant state of questioning myself and the intentions of those around me is exhausting. Some days are better than others, but up to the Taurus new moon, my anxiety has been at an all time high.
Walking this path requires us to embrace ourselves fully and to trust Her without question.
In order to truly manifest you must feel and trust what you want and need to deeply within your body that your energy is clearly channeled. There must be no doubt in your mind in what you want. Anxiety makes that feeling, a total bitch to get too. Intuition hides in Anxiety’s shadow, afraid to push her aside. Afraid to bring you back to that roaring fire inside you that always lit your path.
I have been slowly attempting to reconnect with Intuition. It is something I work on little by little every day. Relearning to trust myself and Her takes effort every day. It’s acknowledging the wavelength you find yourself on, encouraging and responding to those moments the moment they appear. It’s showing yourself grace and care on your bad days, and trusting that they will be over by morning.
I wanted to share with you a few of the things I have been implementing into my lifestyle that have helped me manage my anxiety and foster trust in myself. Learning to trust myself impacts every part of my life, and in particular my magick.
Being a Witch - Anxiety and Manifestation

1. Silence, Solitude & Space

2. Decisions Decisions Decisions

3. Prioritizing & Planning

4. Purging your internal dialogue

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Silence, Solitude, & Space –

This can be a difficult one, but for me it is usually the most important. It is imperative that for your own mental health and wellness that you find a few moments every day to care for yourself. How can you continue to care for those around you when you have literally nothing else to give? Caring for yourself is caring for your loved ones. You don’t do anyone any good by running yourself ragged.
Now, for those of you that are parents – I know this is practically an impossibility some days. So I challenge you to plan at least one day a MONTH to get some real peace and quiet. Trade off with your partner so that you can each have your moment to rest and reset. Your spirit will thank you.

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

For me, this was largely about what do I waste energy worrying about each day. I’ve worked to pair down my closet, my skin care, my makeup routine, even meal prepping. Anything I can think of that I can work to have a solid foundation in. If I can do it half-asleep, or on auto pilot and I look put together and well fed, I am a fan of. The less time and energy I put into these things, the more I can put towards the things I am passionate about.

Prioritizing & Planning

Keeping a rough daily/weekly schedule has helped my anxiety so much. Now, this is largely a control thing but it has helped me ensure I meet all of my “musts” each week. Working out, meal planning, content for MM, everything important to me. Anything outside of those musts is required to fit around those, and if it doesn’t – I say no. My bullet journal is becoming my greatest asset.

Purging your internal dialogue

You must have a space to dump your thoughts, unfiltered and unashamed of them. It is something I am still working on, but it has helped me so much in relearning to trust my initial thoughts and feelings regarding something. Whether this be in therapy, a journal, whatever makes sense for you – be sure to do it. First thing in the morning with your coffee, just after the kids have gone to bed and all is quiet.
These are still a work in progress for me. I’m sure they will never be perfect as we all grow, but they are the few things I am committing myself too. I may let my emotions fuel my magick, but I won’t let them control me.
I hope you found these helpful. If you implement any of these into your life I would love to hear how.

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My Top 5 Everyday Witch Tips

Hello, Mavens!
Today is quick and as to the point as I can get!
I’m quite a fan of everyday magick. I love the moments when I realize it’s at work during the day and it always recenters me during my work day. I thought I would share my favorite ways with you!
1. I track the moon cycle and major magickal events in my everyday planner. Not only on the monthly calendar, but on the dailys. It helps me keep an eye on my energy levels and if there is potentially any reason for weird vibes I may be picking up on.  You can expand this to include any major transits or retrogrades. Now, I will say this helps even if you have a greater understanding of your natal chart and how shifts may impact you most significantly.  There are times when everyone else seems to be going crazy and I feel just fine, and it is likely because the shift occurs somewhere in my chart that is more internal than external.
2. One quick card draw each morning to focus my energy on OR to keep an eye out for. I use the latter when I’m feeling particularly on edge. Or, a weekly draw like we do now on the blog.  Daily draws can get overwhelming, especially if you are new, but they can be very helpful in identifying patterns in the long run.
3. Daily Affirmations! Now, I no longer do these, just do to some internal realizations about myself and how I need to receive information.  But, they can be a great way to pump yourself up and set your mind on a task.
4. Five minutes of meditation before bed or when you wake up – whatever works with your schedule. I know, I know. I rant and rave about meditation in literally every post it seems. But it’s so good for you, your brain, your energy!  I have even started participating in guided meditations offered on our university campus.  It helps me feel like I am taking a moment for myself during work and resets me to be able to tackle the rest of the day.
5. Charm your everyday jewelry pieces to boost you throughout the day. I have my wedding ring charmed for protection and another ring for clarity.  They’re small, but mighty!
What are your favorite ways to practice a little magick everyday!?  I’m always on the hunt for more ways to incorporate my practice.
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