Moonstone and Her Qualities, Properties and Colors for Psychics and Astrologers

Moonstone ImagesMOONSTONE!

I wear one in a ring and think of Goddess Energy (the Goddess Diana) in association with Moonstone.  And of course all that the Moon itself represents, including the Divine Feminine and Intuition!

In my thinking, Moonstone relates to the subconscious mind and helps us to connect with it, and the soul itself.

It protects, it is said, all  those who wear or carry it when they travel at night.

It does change it’s light when the Moon is full or dark–and it reflects energy just as the Moon itself reflects the light of the Sun, thus it’s connection with intuition.

I see the changes in the light of the Moonstone in the ring that I wear based upon the phase of the Moon.

Moonstone can be blue, gray, white, peach, yellow or rainbow color–the stone in my own Moonstone Ring is the white/grey blend of the moon itself.

Moonstone is also thought to cleanse negativity from chakras.  And it is thought, naturally, to enhances the feminine (intuitive) qualities.

It’s a good stone to have along with you during pregnancy and childbirth.  Personally, I think all astrologers should wear or carry Moonstone, especially when interpreting charts.  And every psychic should want to own one or several.

Moonstone is abundant in the area of the mountains where I’m from in North Carolina.  It is from the FELDSPAR family.

As for me; I wouldn’t leave home or go anywhere without it–a Moonstone lives on my left pink-y finger and has for many years.  We could call it the “stone of divination”, and so I will.

By the way, in Palmistry the small finger is associated with COMMUNICATION (the Mercury finger).  I didn’t plan which finger upon which to place a Moonstone ring–it was the finger that the ring fit at the time before I knew the first thing about Palmistry.  Since I am a psychic, I find that association supportive and synchronistic.  By the way, the sign associated with the little finger is Libra, and that’s my Sun, Moon, Venus and Neptune sign.  Well anyway…. before I get carried off into doing Palmistry, better get back to work on my new website!


Moonstone Ring

Moonstone Ring Image

Regular Deck of Playing Cards Give Cartomancy Reading – Cartomancy versus Tarot – Past, Present, Future Reading of Elbow Question

This is an experiment with using a regular deck of playing cards for purposes of divination.  I have a single question/issue here.  I’ve never used playing cards to do a reading with before, but there’s a first time for everything!  I don’t have much time today, so this will have to be a quickie! 

Here’s a past, present and future 3-card spread.  We should be able to get ‘down and dirty’ with that one since time is an issue today.  I was going through some papers that I need to file while looking for something and came across a little hand-out that I received from a class in “Cartomancy”.

Okay, so let me think of a question or issue…  something that has been on my mind lately has been my right arm/elbow.  It started to hurt last summer after marathon weed pulling and yard work type gardening sessions. I’m sure pulling on my lawn mower didn’t help either but I’ve mowed my own lawn for many years now.  I’ve never really recovered and while taking up yoga recently while holding some postures, I see that my right arm is noticeably weaker as compared to the left. 

I know that the subconscious mind and higher mind know what’s been going on with that elbow.  I just need to bring it to my conscience mind—thus, divination!

Let’s try this method for fun and see what additional insights about this elbow we can gain using the cards to bring forth information about the past, the present and the future of this elbow.  I guess my greatest concern would be around being able to regain the strength in the right arm and elbow again.

So, let the shuffle begin…. 3 cards… past, present, future.  Ha!  Just remembered that I need to take the joker out of the deck before I do the shuffle…. Here we go. 

Past:  9 of Spades

Well the first thing I’m thinking of has to do with how yard work relates to the gardening tool, a spade.  And YIKE, 9 relates (via numerology) to a transition, death, ending, permanent change.  Spades are used for digging in the garden.  Well, I pick up my card and look at what I wrote on the 9 of spades card itself.  On the card I wrote, “warning, papers, accidents”.  Does this mean that I had a warning and did not heed it and thus had an accident?  Gosh, I do remember it hurting like blazes at first, nearly like a muscle pull.  On the hand out paper it says, “Bad luck in all things, depression and low energy, destruction, deaths, extreme anxiety.”  Well, that’s pretty negative!  Isn’t it?   I don’t think that I need to go much further; after all, I already know the past.  I’m going to go with “a bad luck accident” in my interpretation.  I may look at the tarot suit of swords as a comparison.  The 9 of Swords in tarot is about worrying too much—that’s one interpretation that I’d give it.  One insight I’d give here to myself here is that my worry about the elbow (I did fret about it quite a lot because it has been limiting—hurting with nearly every moVement) may have prolonged my suffering.  Too much fretting kept the pain going perhaps.   Okay, let’s look at the present. 

Present:  8 of Diamonds

Okay, my first impression in just turning over this card was positive.  The red color of the diamonds is energizing and 8 is a strength number and indicate success.  And my elbow is getting better; it hurts less with activities since the start of spring and warmer weather.  I am strengthening it with Yoga which it seems to agree with more than with pulleys or free weights.  The yoga exercises are “closed chain” (physical therapy lingo from my days as a physical therapist) and the elbow and arm are responding slowly but I do see progress which is encouraging.  So, the 8 of diamonds could be indicating the success in the present.  Diamonds in playing cards relates to the suit of Pentacles (Coins) in the Tarot divination system.  Earth, earthy, materiality –that’s the archetype.  Hands on earth with yoga postures—that’s one way to interpret the earthiness of the suit of diamonds here and the numerological 8 which relates to strength and success adds to the interpretation.  I think the 8 of Diamonds, thus far, confirms what I already know and that is that what I am doing about the issue/problem/question about the elbow is positive.  But now, let’s look at what I wrote on this card in the cartomancy class that I took so very long ago.  Ha!  Well, I wrote “spending money”.  Well, I did buy a new yoga mat to do my yoga outside and a while back an elbow brace.  Let me look at the hand out to see if there’s more but before I do that, what is money? Energy.  So I am spending energy doing yoga.  Hmmmmm.  Honestly, it says “a marriage and travel late in life.  Financial ups and downs.”  I don’t know what marriage would have to do with this—I’m happily and contentedly single.  Ha ha.  I’m going to interpret that “marriage” reference to the marriage of the left and right arm being equal, merging in that respect.    Well, the ups and downs part may be a little message to me that there may still be good days and bad days with this elbow discomfort, but overall the progress is positive.  When we compare the tarot 8 of Pentacles which is the counterpart to the 8 of Diamonds in that system, we see someone working (image of someone working) on the card.  The card is about making efforts and those efforts being rewarded.  Sounds good so far.  Now, the future prediction… shall we go there?  Remember, I want to know if this arm is ever going to be good as new or at least back to the non-injured state (if not better than it was to start with).

Future:  10 of Diamonds

Okay, so here we have another coin or earth card.  I think of 10 as a successful number.  We always hear, “On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best…etc.”  So far, so good I think.  On the card I wrote, “small money”.  Hmmmmmmm.  Maybe this means that I will always have to maintain some (albeit small) effort to keep that arm in shape and pain-free.  Yet, on the other hand what the hand-out says about the 10 of Diamonds is this:  Money and travel highlighted.  Fortunate changes.  Well, yay! Sounds good to me!  Fortunate change is exactly what I wanted to hear and now I can hold a vision of this arm being pain-free and strong.  In the Tarot divination system, the 10 of Pentacles is one my favorite cards.  I would especially love it to come up when I asked about money in the future. 

And, that’s that.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m way overdue for my daily yoga session. However, I will do my work out today with renewed hope and increased optimism!   

I learned a little bit about cartomancy by doing this reading; I hope you did too.

Being Incepted by Inception – A Consciousness Expanding Movie

 Being Incepted With Inception

 A Consciousness Expanding Movie

 What is real? That question is right down my alley and hits me right where I live!  I already knew that I would love this movie even before I watched it.  That’s because I’d heard that it had to do with levels of mind, levels of reality, and specifically, the dream state.

[Spoiler Warning:  if you haven’t seen the movie yet, maybe you best read this post afterwards.  Although I don’t think anything you read here will spoil the ending or even the plot, better to say this than not.  I’m trying to keep my karma record clean.  🙂 ]

 Movies like Inception and The Matrix and Contact and When Dreams May Come and Defending Your Life (just to name a few) all carry that same theme of being consciousness-expanding, seed-planting metaphysical and spiritual gems!

I write (email, blog, newsletter, web articles) frequently about the nature of reality, mind control, consciousness expansion, the subconscious, awareness,  inspiration as well as “projections”.  And although my meaning/understanding of projections is not the same (exactly) as how they are portrayed in the movie, nevertheless there’s something positive to be said about the possible afterthought benefits of the movie Inception.   This is true regarding “projections” along with the other mind-bending questions that the movie supposes. 

Thinking about the subconscious, various levels of reality (dream states) versus memories and the Creator Mind are all conscious contemplations that this movie would stimulate in folks.  In some of them, at least.

That would depend on how someone processes life generally I suppose.  There are plenty of those who, like me, look for messages and insights everywhere—movies included!  And sometimes, movies especially! And we, therefore, tend to think about the movies that we see long afterwards.

Others, of course, will watch a movie commenting on the action scenes and special effects, relating to it in those ways (only)—and this movie has plenty of action and effect!  Don’t get me wrong.   It’s just that this group of individuals to which I now refer will typically walk away from the theatre or from the at-home DVD player and never give it another thought—not consciously.   Ah-ha!  That’s the power of a movie; because, despite that, they have been affected anyway—they have been incepted!  Activated without conscious realization, of course!  After all, a-seed- is-a seed and one that is placed into a depth where it isn’t consciously realized… well, it’s Inception!

 An idea, an inspiration on deep, deep levels that manifests and changes one’s reality–when a movie can do that, it’s a good one in my book!  And this one’s got that potential.

 Let me pose this question to you.  Do you agree that this is how the soul itself (and spirit guides—if you accept that language-ing) or higher mind (call it what you will) plants seeds of inception in our mind in our dream state or during meditation?

I haven’t seen the other Academy Award nominated movies—Inception was the only one that I’d heard about that was of any personal interest.  I’d give it my own academy award for best movie, best actor, best special effects, production and all the rest if I could!  Can you tell that I totally loved this movie and highly recommend it?  Besides, you know it’s a good flick if Leonardo DiCaprio is part of it—totally awesome actor in my humble opinion. 

Even though I’m not a drinker per se, here’s a toast to Leonardo DiCaprio and to Inception et al (great work!) for the many conversations about the nature of reality that this movie must have stimulated.

And while I’m at it, here’s another toast for those necessary times that we’ve all experienced when we, too, have received one of those “kick’s” that knocked us off-balance, awakening us to higher levels! 

Here is a tweet that I wrote earlier this week:  Regarding life as a dream today… life, death, waking, sleeping–it’s all a dream…every situation is a passing memory.

What’s real?  And speaking of quotes, here’s an apropos one from Ram Dass:

It’s all real AND it’s all illusory: that’s Awareness!