Fishy Moon Magic and Insistent Tarot

wpid-20120221_175821I made up a new batch of my Psychic Oil under the recent Pisces moon. I use this oil before all my readings to help me connect. A bit of magic, you know? I like to mix up new batches under super watery moons, because, well, I want super watery energy.

I mix up whatever I’ve got out for it, add some gemstone chips or flower blooms, do some chants, say some prayers, burn appropriately inscribed candles and in general, channel the energy I’m going for. This is my idea of a good time, by the way. (My husband is a saint for not making fun of me.)

I generally get my carrier oil, set my intention, and then either add essential oils I’ve picked out beforehand, or (more often) fly by the seat of my pants. I’m of the opinion that my intuition will always serve more faithfully than my brain, so there you go.

This time around, instead of just using all my own oils, I added a number of selections from Cedar’s magic oils. A shortcut. Meditation and Spirit Summons (in case I run into any dead people in my meditation!) and Moldavite and, well, I don’t even remember what all else. I was a regular mad scientist here!

Now, when I mix this up, I usually draw a Tarot card to include from one of my Tiny Tarot decks–a small sacrifice, if you will, to the magical vibration. I always draw these blind, trusting Tarot to give me the right cards. This works very well. My last batch was graced by the intuitive Queen of Cups, for example. I couldn’t have been more pleased.

I reached in my little bag, to grab a Tarot card for this mix. And a card popped out before I was ready. I had a jumper! “Oh, this will be good,” I thought. The card can’t wait to get busy.

And the jumper was…the Three of Swords.

The Three of Swords? Really?? The Heartbreak card? Uh…this must be a mistake. Clumsiness! Yeah, that’s it. So I  popped it back in the bag, shook up the tiny cards, and drew again. After all, that MUST have just been my clumsiness. Had to have been…

You know where I’m going with this, right? If you work the cards, I’m sure you do.

Yes, this batch of psychic oil is now graced by the Three of Swords. I’ll say no once, but not twice. And to be fair, this is a watery card via illustration, even though it’s associated with Saturn in Libra. And okay, the irony is appropriate–a confusing card for Pisces moon. Understood.

Letting go, loss, separation. Release, release, release. Allow the void. Let go of preconceptions. To access the ethereal, one must separate from the physical. You cannot demand the answer be what you want–only open yourself to the answer that is. That’s how I’m reading it.

Because even if I don’t fully understand Tarot at first blush doesn’t mean Tarot’s wrong. We’ve been together long enough, I’ve seen Tarot in action well enough, that I know OF the two of us, I’m the one most likely to make mistakes. Been proven to me time and again, so I’m not arguing. (I’ll bet it was that Moldavite oil that did it!)

How would you read the Three of Swords (insistently) popping up to grace your psychic oil recipe?

Rosemary: Essential Oil Workhorse

When I mix up my own essential oil blends, Rosemary oil is one of my favorites. I enjoy the smell, it blends well with other scents, and I like it’s metaphysical properties, so it’s among the first I reach for because it’s so versatile.

Also known as Rosmarinus Officinalis or Rosmarinus Coronarium, Rosemary is a perennial shrubbery with silvery green leaves and lots of little, blue flowers. The essential oil is distilled primarily from the flowering tops.

Rosemary Oil Contains:

  • Antioxidants–reduces cellular breakdown associated with aging, helps circulation and memory
  • Camphor–stimulant and antiseptic
  • Rosmaricine–stimulant and anti-inflammatory

Rosemary is widely associated with love and remembrance for aromatherapy, as well as protection. It’s known as well as for it’s healing capacities, as Rosemary is both antiseptic and antibacterial. Since Rosemary stimulates the adrenal gland, it’s also used for depression, chronic illness and low energy levels. It’s also believed to stimulate hair growth and used for dandruff. In massage blends, Rosemary is added for relief from tired, aching muscles. In other words, it does a whole lot of stuff and it smells pretty darned nice, too!

Safety note: Pregnant women or people with Epilepsy or heart problems should avoid Rosemary oil.

Do you use Rosemary Oil? What for?

Essential Oils Introduction

YouTube sprite CharmingPixieFlora explains the basics of essential oils, including definitions, where essential oils come from and how they work. Simple suggestions for getting started.

What do you think?

Making Herbal or Essential Oil Bath Salts

In this fun video, CharmingPixieFlora explains how to make your own bath salts. This is a hard-to-mess-up recipe–just my speed. Very simple and they smell great!

The Aromatherapy Bible has lots of info and tips for working with essential oils.

So you can customize to whatever you’re looking to accomplish by carefully choosing an oil blend. Choose oils for a specific skin type, physical or emotional condition, stress relief, energy, sleep, chakra balance, psychic attunement, an astrological transit, a spell, or anything else you can think of.

Does it give you ideas, too?