Journal

Brushing Your Way To Beauty

This is for sure not the first time I've written about dry brushing. I came upon this habit a few years ago and it's been an addiction off and on since than. Pair it with a cold shower and I am in heaven! 

Along with soft hydrated skin, the main benefit of brushing is the stimulation of the lymphatic system. 

The lymphatic system is a highway in your body that delivers important bodily fluids and can protect you against infection. Having a highway the moves functionally can keep your body balanced in happy. Often when you are experiencing sickness it's because of blockages and a lack of clean fluid circulating your body. 

Take up this quick and inexpensive beauty habit and get things moving.

Cosmic Report: January - March

Cosmic Report: January - March

January -March 2017 quarterly cosmic update

by Alchemy with Ambi

www.alchemywithambi.com

The year starts off sluggishly with Mercury in retrograde for most of the month due to his retrograde hangover, aka shadow.

Use Mercury’s backwards dance to do everything RE when it comes to your 2017 goals.

Review, revise, rethink, reset and redo!

Mid-month on January 12th is an intense full moon in watery Cancer.

If you have an emotional hangover from 2016 then this full moon provides the perfect opportunity for feeling and healing.

The month ends with Mercury back in flow and a powerful New Moon in Aquarius on the 27th where we can start manifesting our hopes, wishes and dreams for 2017.

February brings eclipse season, lots of change with the cosmic spotlight on love, romance and creativity thanks to the lunar eclipse in fiery Leo on the 10th.

On St Valentine’s Day the cosmos delivers with Mars and Venus dance together in the skies making a powerful cosmic connection with gift giver Jupiter.

Use the powerful solar eclipse in dreamy Pisces towards the month’s end to stoke your creative fires and sow the seeds of what you will birth creatively over the six month eclipse lunation.

March brings Venus retrograde (March 4-April 15) impacting matters of the heart and wallet.

This is a great opportunity to review and reset all things love and finance related.

Avoid drastic image changes, or big new purchases, or starting a new relationship at this time.

Focus on truly valuing your SOUL in March and when Venus turns direct mid - April you can reap the cosmic rewards.

 

Did you set an intention to work with crystals more this year?

Written by Charissa Moore at estesenergetics.com

Whether you’re a crystal lover, jewelry fiend, or wanting to spiritually enrich your life, new moons are a great time to set intentions. As the new moon energy comes closer, we want to be laser-focused on what we want to manifest and the seeds we’re sowing to bloom at the full moon.

This can look like wanting to find new ways to incorporate crystals into our lives and work. I have favorite crystals I use often, and I’d thought I’d share a few of them as well as information about the properties of each. These are all incredible energies to align with during the new moon.

Citrine - It is common to find citrine ranging in color from pale lemon yellow to deep golden yellow. It is beneficial for cleansing and re-energizing each chakra. It boosts optimism, self-confidence, and concentration. Citrine is excellent for detoxing, so it makes a perfect additional to any health-related resolutions you set for yourself. If you've added exercise to your schedule in the new year, citrine is amazing for alleviating fatigue and increasing motivation! It is best when worn in contact with skin. *warning*: when buying citrine make sure to ask if it's natural or heat treated so you're aware of the type of product you're purchasing.

Rose Quartz - Speaking to the heart and higher heart chakras, rose quartz is a very gentle but powerful quartz crystal. Needing Cupid to speed things up in the love department before Valentine’s day? Try placing rose quartz by your bed or in the love corner of your home. A beautiful emotional healer, it strengthens empathy, promotes receptivity, encourages self-acceptance and forgiveness. Opening the chest and lungs, it can foster more receptivity to beauty of all kinds. Rose Quartz is a high-vibration crystal and one I often use for new moon intentions surrounding partnership, love, and teamwork.

 

 

Clear Quartz - Considered to be the master stone, clear quartz is a very high vibration crystal. Harmonizing and aligning all chakras this is a very powerful crystal. It is a powerful healer and energy amplifier. It stores, absorbs, releases, and regulates energy. It is common to find this crystal in necklace or earring form. Key chains are quite popular as well. Clear quartz enhances metaphysical abilities and is a stone I carry with me at all times. It improves energy, has a cleansing effect upon the organs, protects the immune system, and brings the entire body into balance. When held against the body with the termination (pointed end) pointing away from the body, you can draw off negative energy in the energetic field before it takes root in the physical form.

I hope you take the time to slowly incorporate these quartz crystals into your life and benefit from their amazing and healthful properties. Use them to help strengthen your new moon manifestations, intentions, and dreams.

Written by Charissa Moore at estesenergetics.com