Cedargrass Oracle

cedargrass:

Don’t waste that full moon !!! There are many ways to harness the power of the full moon and quite often many people catch it spontaneously, during the actual event itself. It is during these times a person isn’t quite prepared, yet is buzzing with energy that will only be available in totality…

A half day late, but not too late to absorb the energies of the Full Moon in Libra with the Sun in Pisces.

This moon tonight is all about socializing and making improvements individually by being around others who make us feel wanted and celebrated, rather unwanted and tolerated. This Piscean sun shines into the Full Moon in Libra to illuminate social parties with divinity, mysticism, intuition, emotional health, and spiritual evolution. It’s here where we access psychic compartments which are normally hidden and too deep in the ocean of our psyche to access.

Take full advantage of Venus and Neptune tonight through the Full Moon.

You Charge For Your Readings?!

So, somebody on my Instagram told me, “I always wondered.. If you truly have clarity and vision, why charge people for your blessings? Why not have faith that the creator will provide for you as long as you provide for others?

Having had this conversation many times (and this type of information below is already in my Tarot Book), I responded with light humor, “I have always wondered, if you truly have cranial clarity and hand-eye vision, why charge customers at your job for your products? Why not have faith that the creator will provide money for food in your belly and bills as long as you do your job at work for free for others?

They then said, “When you truly have a gift, you share it. Because money seems to be the motive, your vision will always be blurred.

Well, I truly do have a psychic awareness and psychic discipline, and I do share it, that was true… but saying money is my motive because I ask for it as an equivalent exchange? Hardly. My motivation to read for people derives from my altruism to heal the planet, humanity, and in turn, I heal myself because I know that we are all innately bonded as one collective soul. Helping you is helping me in the long-run.

Now, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard these uninformed opinions. I pretty much told that person, “If it’s your mission to impose your silly religious and superstitious beliefs unto others, then please do such misinformed advocacy on your page instead. This is a page of love, unity, humanitarianism, spiritual consulting, education, common sense, and the light of the cosmos. I understand your concerns and I have heard them many times, so please open your mind and listen to me for a few minutes:

  1. Being psychic and having “clarity and vision” of the mind is [not] a “gift.” I did not fabulously walk out of the womb with a package of Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot cards in my hands spitting out fortunes. Being psychic is not a “gift,” it is a “sixth sense,” it’s not a super power, it’s nothing special, and divine creator did not give it to anyone. It is a natural function of the mind [which all people share]. This function comes from the Third Eye Chakra, or the physical Pineal Gland in the brain. Being psychic is not a “gift,” it’s a sixth sense, which means, it’s a physical sense in the body which must be disciplined like any skill. It took me a decade of education and self-education to train, study, study, study, learn, study, train, study, learn, and study Tarot, Augury, the occult, divination, symbolism, metaphysics, sacred geoemtry, and so on. By this logic, all pianists, musicians, artists, authors, carpenters, auto mechanics, and service people should perform their work for free. So should pastors be poor and broke, too, since they’re a spiritual person. How dare they get paid by the church to pay their bills and eat food off the spiritual consulting they do at Church. Therapists and Psychologists should also charge for free, too, since it’s a gift they were so smart to learn that skill.

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Karma Transcends Human Ego
Karma is not about revenge at all and never will be. It’s about balance and fairness. Karma is not an intelligent being. It transcends subjective view points beyond the emotions, such as “revenge.” Karma is a self-judicial force in the universe for the psyche which acknowledges its own sense of fairness. If someone does something bad to you, that is just your subjective perception of their actions, whether they share it or not.

A man born of wolves could enter society and pillage and steal as he must, but is this poor karma and a revenge placed into them? What if he didn’t know any better? Are children punished as revenge by karma if they make mistakes? No that’s silly. They didn’t know better. You may think an adult making terrible choices should know better, but some are truly naive and clueless.

This is not karma you speak of if it’s one of revenge, this is not how karma works. It seems all you personally are after is revenge yourself. Karma is a force of the universe controlled by no one but the psyche which experiences it. That is a heart chakra damage you have if you perceive it as revenge… as karma is governed by the heart chakra. When the heart chakra is damaged, people become bitter for their circumstances and negatively impacted by others’ actions. When you wish ill karma on someone based on your perceptions, you are doing black magic as you’re affecting their free will with your manifestations of hoping “they get theirs.”

Karma is not so you can get your revenge vicariously or so you can watch them “pay,” it’s a force beyond ego which only seeks to balance. And like an equation, each person adds in their own variables of good and bad to be balanced. These variables are based on your limited or expansive perceptions of reality— cause and effect.

So I feel like people do “get theirs,” but in Tarot, Justice is all about getting yours and what’s fair because that’s the effect your cause has created in your reality.. and sometimes people forget that in a court of law, even murderers can be found innocent, as proven insane or unfit mentally. This is a naivety awarded out of the benevolence Karma should represent.

In subjective society (we’re all ruled by it), we have our own form of karma, it’s called Law…. and in Law, we recognize that sometimes no matter if you knew better or not, you will be punished either way to “teach you a lesson” as not to do it again… Yes, I think Karma is like this, too.. it can be subjective, but it is supremely objective and you cannot call on Her to do Your Work for you.. if you want something done.. Universe always accepts a careful conversation or repercussion made of fairness.

Free Readings Open Again

My FREE mini readings are open again! It has been almost two weeks since I closed them down… reason being is that readings do exhaust me and sometimes I need to take a breather, especially if I have lots of work piling up to do. Like for instance, I’ve been editing my chakra ebook. Although I’m almost done, I feel energetic enough psychically to do the reads so send them in! I’ll try to answer as many as possible.

Visit Cedargrassask to send me your question.. mini readings vary in word count, content, and divination style. Depends on what I’m feeling for the question. Thanks again, guys!

With Love & Light to Illuminate your path, ♥

If I wanted to start studying all of this... occultism/mysticism basically what you're studying and writing about... Where would I even start? I tried to look around but it seems as if I'm wading through a huge pool... Thank you for your time!

I honestly started with Wicca before I merged into Paganism and then Mysticism and Spirituality altogether. Llewellyn has a myriad of books out there on Wicca for beginner’s, and I recommend them all. Some authors are fluffy or blah, but in the craft, all we are is knowledge (the soul is an immortal center of gnosis), so absorb as much as you can from all sources and just make your own mind up. You’ll eventually start with a pantheon (as most do), I chose Greek and Norse.. and felt comfortable there (still am!). Some choose Asatru only, some choose Kemeticism only.. some go voodoo or root working.. depends on what you’re interested in.

Many beginners do also start with being eclectic.. and absorbing tidbits from all over to weave their path… so experiment and play around with what your soul is telling you.. with what in your soul feels right to believe in. Many people want to make others think their religion or beliefs are exclusive and no one outside of their race or group cannot participate, but remember that we are divine souls beyond ego, and it is their ego telling them they own spiritual copyrights on certain practices.

Start with the beginners books, then study symbolism, pick up a dream encyclopedia (can be used interchangeably as a symbolism resource book) and use it to decode your dreams, and pick up a divination tool. Runes are easiest.. just work with symbols altogether because that is what the occult runs on, essentially. Working with a diviantion tool will teach your mind how to stitch together symbolism (which is crucial in magic and manifestation). By weaving meanings together, you learn aspects of the occult no other might understand.

The whole point of these paths is to grow, expand the soul, connect with body and nature, study the self, connect with the higher realms, and be better prepared to handle our reality— and of course the main point: become the master of our universe by knowing this esoteric and occult knowledge. By having this knowledge, you’ll see how you are advantaged over those who don’t know it. This is called esoteric.

If you want to get deeper and find the beginners books have been absorbed, pick up Tarot (full of occult) and pick up Tarot books to learn that… much more complex and is a powerful occult tool for being in control of your reality. Other great stuff to look into is simple herbal magic, crystal energies, the 7 primary chakras, the law of attraction, basic metaphysics, sacred geometry, and so on. As you absorb more knowledge and learn to trust yourself, you will begin to open your psychic center (or third eye). Once this opens up, you can begin stimulating it more by practicing meditation, visualization, and will power exercises.

You will suddenly begin having more psychic experiences, such as receiving messages, following your gut instincts, fixing your problems through your dreams, and so on. In this path, Knowledge Is Power, so you will never truly stop learning.. also, I learned best when I started by joining pagan forums and wiccan forums. Mentors are extremely helpful! Don’t be afraid to learn from others, and as you learn, you’ll begin to feel the empowerment that occult knowledge gives, but always try to be humble and don’t be afraid to allow wiser people to guide you. Also, another major thing about this path is that we spiritualists accept that we are both student and teacher in all situations.

Hope that helps… good luck.

cedargrass:

I love tea, all varieties, and all flavors. Here is a list of all of the brews, combinations, and blends that I have come up with personally that I enjoy. If you’re not partial to herbal teas, I please ask you to try to acclimate yourself. Their health benefits are impossible to ignore, and their…

Herbal tea and tea altogether is excellent for you. When I worked at Teavana, I learned so much about tea. Before I worked there, these were my own crafty recipes for tea that I loved making and some day after my non-compete agreement ends with them in 2015, I will maybe sell my little teas with my deodorants, lotions, oils, and creams I make. :)

Hey! So I just got a new tarot deck, but the minor arcana don't have pictures (1-10) it's just that Number of cups or wands, ect. Could I just use the court cards and majors? Have you ever done this? Am I crazy? Haha.
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Never be afraid of the numbers— pictures are great for the photographic mind, yes, but the numbers are also great to work with… never mind the pictures, that is a different style of Tarot introduced in RWS and beyond that toward the 2000s when graphic and digital art came out.

My advice is learn Tarot Numerology, memorize the key attributes and keywords, and you’ll be set to use those minors without wasting the potential wisdom they have for you.. and this website is excellent:

As for reading with just court cards and the major arcana, remember, once upon a time, lore has it that there were only 22 majors in the deck. Using just the court cards would definitely work, if not work better for you because you can assign the astrology to them. Look up some basic keywords or borrow the keywords from here. Associations are:

  • Aries → Queen of Wands
  • Taurus → King of Pentacles
  • Gemini → Knight of Swords
  • Cancer → Queen of Cups
  • Leo → King of Wands
  • Virgo → Knight of Pentacles
  • Libra → Queen of Swords
  • Scorpio → King of Cups
  • Sagittarius → Knight of Wands
  • Capricorn → Queen of Pentacles
  • Aquarius → King of Swords
  • Pisces → Knight of Cups

Now, you’ll notice, none of the pages were used, this is because E.A. Waite in collaboration with Pamela Smith (who illustrated the RWS deck) decided to add four more cards to the regular 52-card deck, and called them Pages, also known as Princesses. Waite was more pagan-influenced, so we see the queens as being cardinal. If you feel that Kings should be cardinal, then switch it for your use. Best way to remember this:

  • Queens → Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn.
  • Kings → Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.
  • Knights → Mutable: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.
  • Pages → Neutral: Usually Mutable, also Mixed, you decide.

Also, check out my Major Arcana Explained and my Psychic Shorthand posts for meanings and keywords. Good luck! :)

Menage a Trois

Figurative: Controversy, emotional cheating, blackmail, in love with someone else, passions torn in many directions, regret and doubt, crippling uncertainty, lust, temptation, distractions.

Literal: Infidelity, cheating, trio of people, threesome, spicing up the bedroom, loving two people at once, falling for someone else’s lover, making a sacrifice.

Lotus

Figurative: New perspective, open-minded, higher wisdom, the divine realms of the mind, meditation, deep introspection, brainstorming, setting things right, peace of mind.

Literal: A flower, temperance, a chance at peace, charity, virtue, advice, intimacy, sensuality, spiritual message, nakedness.

Mountains

Figurative: Success, goal setting, battles, success path, exploration, adventure, challenge, struggles, triumphs, personal goals, what one must face to win, tenacity, guts.

Literal: Actual mountains, navigating, excavating, hiking, overcoming a difficulty, doing the impossible, winning.

Menage a Trois

Figurative: Controversy, emotional cheating, blackmail, in love with someone else, passions torn in many directions, regret and doubt, crippling uncertainty, lust, temptation, distractions.

Literal: Infidelity, cheating, trio of people, threesome, spicing up the bedroom, loving two people at once, falling for someone else’s lover, making a sacrifice.

Lotus

Figurative: New perspective, open-minded, higher wisdom, the divine realms of the mind, meditation, deep introspection, brainstorming, setting things right, peace of mind.

Literal: A flower, temperance, a chance at peace, charity, virtue, advice, intimacy, sensuality, spiritual message, nakedness.

Mountains

Figurative: Success, goal setting, battles, success path, exploration, adventure, challenge, struggles, triumphs, personal goals, what one must face to win, tenacity, guts.

Literal: Actual mountains, navigating, excavating, hiking, overcoming a difficulty, doing the impossible, winning.

Heart Chakra Health, Mercury Rx OVER

I just honestly felt a wave of positive cosmic light fill me through my crown into heart chakra… and just enrich all my struggling and anger and sadness and sorrow…. I was holding the Lenormand Oraclecards I made that finally came in and I just marveled at how I finally finished something I set my mind to.. here was the manifested fruits of my labor.. here is the Nine of Coins incarnated. It felt so very good to see them in the flesh, and even though I need to make some adjustments, they’re excellent and some friends also think so!

I began crying suddenly and wasn’t feeling negatively emotionally charged, but just extremely happy.. and I told Josh, “I’m sorry.. Idk what came over me. I just feel happy… I don’t think I’ve ever felt this way before; I guess I’ve never felt true happiness before.

It felt very calming and relieving to let so much anger, pain, and negativity out… like a meditation the universe gave me.. and it felt so healing. This reiki energy that has been hitting this earth has been amazing— man, I hope others have been taking advantage of this illumination energy. It was exactly like that dream I ahd the other day where the sunlight filled the earth for an entire day and the stars were twinkling with the shadows of Saturn and Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, and Mars.. all of them.. shining onto the planet. And the sunlight was like the reiki of Creator incarnated. In that dream, my soul felt good just like how I felt in real life tonight.

I was also downstairs playing piano and I channeled an eight minute song out of my arse.. just came to me in a bubble of consciousness. This entire Mercury in Retrograde has been a phenomenal experience.. the most productive I have ever had in my life, like re-approaching several old projects and finishing them, reconnecting with old friends, and yes, the bumping into everything of course.. Haha.

This month, I’ve done all the following predictions I made:

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The Bouquet. This card right here is of high divinatory power. It accurately predicted TWICE that I would be receiving a gift (today). My lover and I pulled 7 cards to see which city we’d go to eat in a couple hours ago and we chose to go to the local place the spread had suggested because The Ruble appeared to show me that I should choose saving money.
Well, for the first card, which represented Armada, MI (my lover’s mom lives there), I got the bouquet. I took that to figuratively mean that we’d enjoy seeing his mom as this card also represents charm, beauty, and joviality.
When I did a another spread, I got the bouquet in the 8th position, which deals with soon-coming things in the near-future. Just now his mom called to give me his old guitar because he doesn’t play and I do. Just magical. So blessed and grateful. <3 

The Bouquet. This card right here is of high divinatory power. It accurately predicted TWICE that I would be receiving a gift (today). My lover and I pulled 7 cards to see which city we’d go to eat in a couple hours ago and we chose to go to the local place the spread had suggested because The Ruble appeared to show me that I should choose saving money.

Well, for the first card, which represented Armada, MI (my lover’s mom lives there), I got the bouquet. I took that to figuratively mean that we’d enjoy seeing his mom as this card also represents charm, beauty, and joviality.

When I did a another spread, I got the bouquet in the 8th position, which deals with soon-coming things in the near-future. Just now his mom called to give me his old guitar because he doesn’t play and I do. Just magical. So blessed and grateful. <3