The January New Moon 1/9/2016

The New Moon this month will be extremely powerful. The Sun and Moon will be Conjunct at 19 degrees of Capricorn, with both of them also Conjunct to Pluto at 15 degrees of Capricorn. Pluto is seen as the higher octave of the Moon, which rules the subconscious mind, the intuition, and the emotions. Having the Moon and Pluto in the same sign, at almost the same degree, is enormously transformative. The Sun Conjunct to Pluto is empowering. The Sun rules self-worth, vitality, and the Solar Plexus Chakra. Pluto rules alchemy, magic, and the Void. These three together on the 9th will usher in a true new beginning for those who are ready to release the old, and embrace the limitless possibilities of the Void. Anything is possible.

At the same time, all three planets are forming a fabulous Trine aspect to benevolent Jupiter, the planet of faith, abundance, and Sacred Law. This trine brings opportunities. Increased optimism, a willingness to trust the self and the Universe makes this a perfect time to do ceremony, affirmations, and intention work.

Speaking of Sacred Law, the Conjunction of the Sun, Moon, and Pluto are all making a challenging Square aspect to Uranus. Uranus is the freedom planet. The rebel. Pluto rules governments and large institutions. We have seen these two giants go head to head several times over the past few years. Each time, on a global level we see people acting in extreme ways. Religious radicals trying to control everyone around them… The news is full of reports of those who want to break the laws of the land to get what they want. A group of 150 armed men have seized a Federal building in Oregon, and have threatened to kill anyone who attempts to remove them. This is actually an act of sedition, where two or more people seize Federal property. I expect tensions to mount as we draw closer to this New Moon.

This week, Mercury, the planet that rules travel and communications goes retrograde for the first time this year. It goes retrograde on 1/6, until 1/26, when it turns direct. Mercury retrograde is an excellent time for meditation and self-reflection, an inward, rather than outward journey. Try to avoid signing contracts or traveling during this period.

In a recent session with Merlin, he described 2016 as the year of the Crow and the Raven. He said it will be a breakthrough year for Lightworkers, a time of manifesting dreams and visions. This New Moon can push us forward, if we have the courage to ride the energy of it. It invites us to trust, to take that leap of faith into the Void, into the unknown. And that’s where the miracles live. This is an incredible opportunity. May we all ride this powerful energy into our dreams. Blessings, Judith

 

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Systems Of Divination

imageI get asked a lot about the types of readings I do. There are so many systems of divination, or methods of doing readings. These systems span centuries and cultures. Each person has their own types of magic, their own specialties that they have cultivated, often over lifetimes. Let’s look at some of them.

1. Astrology. Astrology and astronomy were, at one time, the same science. Astrology is a map of the heavens based on a person’s date of birth, place of birth, and time of birth. Most cultures use some form of astrology. There is Chinese astrology, Ayurvedic astrology, Western astrology, all using the calculations of the planetary movements to create an individual horoscope. Within Western astrology, you have specialities, such as Natal astrology, Horary astrology, Mundane astrology, ( world events), weather forecasting, ( the almanacs ), Medical astrology, and more. I tend to combine Natal astrology and Medical astrology, using my background in Chinese medicine in combination with the planets, the aspects they form, and which Essential Oils, Stones, Herbs, affirmations, and intention work will best support the souls journey at any given time.

2. The Tarot. The Tarot is another very ancient system of divination. There are so many different Tarot decks available, too many to count. I love the symbolism of the cards, the Major arcana and the Minor arcana. I use only the Major arcana in a reading, primarily because I am using two different decks of cards in a reading, the traditional Tarot, combined with the Native American Medicine Cards ( by Jamie Sams and David Carson). This gives me a very comprehensive look at what is happening in someone’s life, and why. Each reader has their own methods, and works with the cards in their own way.

3. Palmistry. Palmistry is another ancient method of divination that is global. A person’s horoscope is depicted on the palm of their hand, if you know how to see it. I love palmistry, especially if I find myself out in a social setting, where people tend to work their way over to me for a mini-reading, ( say, at a wedding or family gathering. I can’t begin to count how many times that’s happened. The line forms to the right. ) People seem fascinated with psychics, even the most skeptical. With palmistry, all I need is their hand. Their horoscope is right there.

4. Scrying. Scrying is the ability to use a mirror, or a Crystal Ball to gaze into, to alter one’s consciousness to see events, past, present, or future. I use a Quartz Crystal Sphere for that, one of Merlins earliest teachings. ( I have six. ) Some use Obsidian Spheres. Those are wonderful, also.

5. Mediumship. A Medium is someone who can enter a trance at will, in order to speak with non-corporeal spirits. The dead, guides and teachers, beings from other realms or dimensions.( Also called Necromancy.) I prefer that term, myself. ( In fact, I have a coffe mug that says ” It’s okay, Necromancers have mortgages too.” My favorite mug. )

6. Runes. I love the Runes. Again, an ancient system. Norse. Wonderful.

7. The I Ching. The I Ching is thousands of years old. Chinese, and very powerful.

These are just a few of the forms of divination out there. As a Claivoyant Empath, a psychic from birth, I don’t need to rely on a particular system to see soul patterns in any living thing. They are right in front of me. For forecasting, I use both the Tarot and astrology, depending on the clients request.

** A word here about giving one’s power away to any reader. A psychic is only as good as their level of consciousness allows them to be. Spiritual cultivation, heart, empathy, and the shedding of one’s ego construct during a session determines the accuracy of a reader. ┬áSince many of these forms of divination require no licenses or credentials, anybody can call themselves anything they want. Frauds, fakes, and opportunists abound in this field. Unscrupulous people seek to take advantage of those who have lost loved ones, or who have health issues, or are seeking reassurance. A reading that is empowering is a reading which directs the individual within, to the Master Teacher, one’s own heart. Any reader that tells you what to do, or gives you advice, is not spiritual or accurate. Run, don’t walk, to the nearest exit.

The more evolved someone becomes, the broader their psychic abilities become, because the heart is the portal or gateway to other dimensions. Some people believe that it is necessary to open the Third Eye to achieve visions, or to connect to other realms. I’ve never found that to be the case. A side benefit of cultivating the Heart Chakra is the ability to access the Ascended Master within the self. Everyone has psychic ability. My path of service to humanity is to awaken people to their own gifts, not to create dependence on me for mine. This is what brings me joy, helping someone discover, uncover, and recover their own personal magic. Setting them free from cultural conditioning that blinds them to the truth: We are all made of stardust and magic. We are all journeying through space and time, here to learn and grow in joy, free from fear. Everything is possible. Every miracle, every blessing, the Universe is available in it’s entirety in every moment. A reading of any kind should remind us of this. Magic is everywhere, and the purest magic of all is love. Any reading should flow from love. May this teaching bless all who read it.

 

Thanksgiving Thoughts

dragon-thumbToday, I am grateful for a lot of things. Besides being grateful for my family and friends, I am grateful that I get to do what I love to do, day in and day out. I am grateful for the wonderful people that trust me with their innermost feelings. I am grateful to the elders and teachers who have supported me spiritually on my journey. I am grateful to the Stone People for their presence in my life.

I am grateful for the most amazing website designer, Robbie O’Quinn, who helped me give birth to my vision of a website in 2011, and managed to drag me kicking and screaming into the World Wide Web. ( No easy feat, trust me.) Explaining the complexities of a huge e-commerce site to a psychic is the closest thing to impossible that I can imagine, yet she did it without shaming me or strangling me. Impressive. I now know more than I ever wanted to about things like ” shared servers” and website crashes.

So, it’s been four years, and Robbie thought that it was time for a change. ( My least favorite thing.) As you can see, we have married my main website with my blog. We have expanded both, to give people easier access to all of my material from the past four years, my teachings on the Chakras, Magical Metals, the Stones, plus all of my blog posts. The blog is now Judith’s Crystal Cave Teachings. I like that, because I do live in a real Crystal Cave, with 35 tons of rocks in the ceiling.

Everything is new, including the email system, which has been switched over to Mailchimp. ( No, I don’t understand the technical reasons for that, I have learned that it’s better if I don’t ask too many questions about that stuff. ) There were some glitches during the launch on Monday, but we are working through them. I would love your feedback on the change, if you feel so inclined. Just post a comment. And if there is anything you would like me to add, let me know. I have to say, she was right about doing this. ( She usually is.) I’m really happy with the new feeling of it all.

For those of you who love the Stones the way I do, consider giving a Crystal as a Christmas gift. Since the Stones are living beings, they are truly the gift that keeps on giving.

I hope everyone has a peaceful, lovely day, with loved ones and wonderful food. I wish you all laughter, love, grace, and beauty. Blessings, Judith