Not only did I begin my very own Annual Halloween Blog Hop this year, but I was also honored to be invited back to post for the lovely ParaGoddess, Author JoLynne Valerie’s Annual Halloween Blog Hop! I am also proud to call JoLynne my best friend, and I invite you to check out her incredible Paranormal books, as well as her lovely and Magickal way of sharing her healthy recipes, fitness routines, Cosmic Energies, and beautiful way of making everyday positive and Spiritual via social media. You can find her on Facebook here, Instagram here, and on Twitter here. And today, she is also posting on my 1st Annual Halloween Blog Hop - 8 Days of Spooky Goodness with The Guidance Goddess and Friends. Be sure to check out her post at http://jolynnevalerie.blogspot.com/.
And without further ado, my post!
Halloween is a big holiday for Pagans, Wiccans, Witchy and Magickal people, children, and for the Inner Child in all of us. Light some orange, yellow, white, and black candles, and join me in reading a short poem while honoring this day when the Veil is thin, and our Ancestors and Spirit Guides come through with messages louder and clearer than ever.
The Winds of All Hallow’s Eve
Shifting winds and cloudy fog
A swift chill in the air.
Magickal happenings are afoot,
and rambling Spirits call.
She wanders as if lost,
Calling to a Love no longer there;
The Lone Wolf howls against the darkening Moon,
And whispers shuffle through the leaves.
She is the Beauty and the Loss in us all,
Her skirts rustle and her Ancestors call.
There is a low hum and a deep drumbeat
That few can hear; She has never lost the tune.
Helping those who need it most,
Answers she brings from Behind the Veil.
When others ache for comfort,
Hers is the answer they seek time and time again.
So on this night of bittersweet chill,
Do not fear for the Samhain Goddess.
Hers is a Path that is often walked alone,
Hers is the Path of the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone.
When you look for messages in the shifting tides,
Her Spirit will blow feathers to you on the Wind.
Honor her and offer her thanks,
And remember her call when you long to dance.
Jennifer Leigh Scott aka The Guidance Goddess
Please be sure to check out the other posts on the ParaGoddess Annual Halloween Blog Hop if you missed them:
Jennifer Lee Scott (you are here!)
day 3 - THE FIRST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP 2013 - 8 DAYS OF SPOOKY GOODNESS WITH THE GUIDANCE GODDESS AND FRIENDS - Christie Anne Blaisdell
Please join me in welcoming Christie Anne Blaisdell, Reiki Master, Spiritual Counselor, and Medium (these are just a few of her many talents, gifts, and vocations. Christie does not have a blog at this time, so I am hosting her post on my site. You can find her Facebook Page here. Please read on to see how you can keep your Energy fields, home, and workplace clear at this time when the Veil is very thin between Worlds, and all throughout the year.
Hello and Welcome to the 8 Days of Spooky Goodness Blog Hop!!!
I would like to introduce myself... My name is Christie and I'd like to think I am a Jack of all Trades, Spiritually, so to speak. I am a Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Medical Intuitive, Spiritual Counselor, Medium, Ordained Minister, and a Teacher. With all that said, I am very sensitive to energies as many of us reading these blogs are. The purpose of this blog is that I would like to share a little about energy and the Paranormal with Halloween around the corner.
Halloween has a certain vibe about it. I am sure that you all know what I am talking about. Halloween can be described as mystical, eerie, scary, fun, and even spooky. Due to this, things of the Paranormal come to mind. Superstitions, haunted houses, ghosts, goblins, skeletons, graveyards, and so forth. Halloween is also known as "All Hallows Eve", meaning the Day of the Dead. This is where we celebrate and dedicate a day to all of those who have passed on. For some, this adds to the hype of Halloween.
These vibes that we correlate Halloween to are for many reasons. One of the reason is because of the actual energy in the air. Throughout school we learned that everything has energy in the world. This is the truth! Some things and people have higher and positive energy, while others have lower and negative energy. Some energies are more masculine and some are more feminine. Some even have both energies.
We are all sensitive to this energy but some are more than others. Healers are more sensitive so it is easier for us to pick up on these types of energies. So we literally can pick up the energies of people, animals, places, items around us, etc. On Halloween, there are many more energies prevalent as we celebrate a day to all those who have died.
As Sensitives, it is very important for us to cleanse ourselves, our homes, and our workplaces regularly. This is for many reasons. There can be residual energy left over from previous tenants, clients can leave their energy, and we may even have the energies of the deceased around us wreaking havoc. There are consequences of not cleansing of not cleansing ourselves. We can pick up others energies and take them as our own or we can attract energies and have these energies following us around. As I have mentioned, these energies can be lower and negative and can bring you down. Some can even make us very ill.
Therefore, it is very important for us to cleanse ourselves of energies. There are many ways to cleanse ourselves, others, our homes, our workplaces. I teach all types of methods of cleansing so you can choose what is best for you and what works for you . I will name a handful for you. My personal favorite way of cleansing is by using sea salt. You can also use crystals, you can ask for help from Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael, you can use sage, you can use Reiki, and you can even consult someone local to do these things for you if you are not comfortable.
If you would like to learn more about energy or cleansing please feel free to reach out to me. If I am unable to help you, I am able to point you to someone who can. Happy Halloween!!!
Please join us tomorrow for
And you can find her on Facebook here
I would like to introduce you all to our fantastic bloggers and dates when you can read all about our amazing things to share! Please check posts daily, and look back if you missed any.
On October 24 you have Jennifer Leigh Scott http://www.theguidancegoddess.com/blog.html,
On October 25, Yolanda Shoshana
On October 26 myself, https://www.facebook.com/SpiritualHealingToday
On, October 27 Louise Senior
On October 28 Candi Fox
On October 29 Javon-Demetrius 'jd' Cogmon
On October 30 Heather Gaffney Darnell
and finally to end the event we have on October 31
JoLynne Valerie Whittaker
Please check out the blog and post of Yolanda Shoshana, Author, aka The Clairvoyant Courtesan for Day 2 of the 8 Days of Spooky Goodness with The Guidance Goddess and Friends 1st Annual Halloween 2013 Blog Hop! Please check out the blog and post of Yolanda Shoshana, Author, aka The Clairvoyant Courtesan. Yolanda has divinated up the traditions and history behind the Jack O' Lantern and how to do your very own Pumpkin Magick! Yolanda inspires me daily with her YouTube Oracle card videos and her commitment to expressing the innate sexiness in the Goddess in us all.
The first annual halloween blog hop 2013 - 8 days of spooky goodness with the guidance goddess and friends
Welcome to the very First Annual Halloween Blog Hop - 8 Days of Spooky Goodness with The Guidance Goddess and Friends! I am so excited to welcome you to this wonderful gathering of Friends, Authors, Bloggers, Witches, Philosophers, Healers, and generally Magickal people! The following is a full listing of each Blogger and their day to post for the Hop. Each name is clickable and linked to their blog site. Underneath that is a link to their Facebook Pages. Please make sure to visit each blog and each day to see what goodies are in store! Here is the list, and following that will be my story to get the ball rolling.
Christie Anne Blaisdell (Christie does not have a blog, so please read her post here, on my site)
Javon-Demetrius 'jd' Cogmon
Heather Gaffney Darnell
JoLynne Valerie Whittaker
A Haunting to Remember
by Jennifer Leigh Scott aka The Guidance Goddess
Danica was tired. She was bone tired, in fact. The Autumn days had become chilly and dreary, and she was lonely - lonely for human companionship. She had no shortage of chatter, for Danica had begun to see and hear things again. At least that’s what it seemed like; she didn’t know if she was crazy or not, and she had been so sure that she had received enough counseling and blocked the chatter out so that it would never return again. She longed for a friend, an advisor, anyone who would understand. She was afraid that was never to be.
Danica came from a long line of Witches, Seers, Psychics. However, it was rough for her Mother and her. They were chased out of every small town they settled in, after the townspeople used them up for their insights, natural healing methods, and psychic visions. It always turned bad; inevitably someone would get a Reading, not liking what was said because they had no desire to use their own power to take control of the situation presented and thus take control of their life. They wanted the Witch to do it for them. And sadly, Danica’s Mother Jillyan had passed on without really teaching Danica how to protect herself from the dark energies, or to hone her gifts.
Danica was living in a secluded spot in a town where the people who had known her Grandmother were long dead or moved elsewhere. The sprawling old mansion that her Grandmother had left to her was full of old energies, old magicks, herbs, mortars and pestles, talismans, candles galore, drafts, and lots of Spirits. The drafts seemed to have multiplied this October evening, and Danica stoked the fire and shivered a little in her long white nightgown. She climbed into the big four poster canopy bed and prayed that the chatter would be still tonight.
Danica dozed off briefly, and suddenly shivered under the thick comforter. Then she felt a creeping warmth that started at her feet. There was a weight shift on the bed, as if someone had sat down on it. She jumped up.
“Hello Love. I’ve been wondering how long it would take before you took notice of me.”
Danica attempted to jump up, arms and legs flailing, but the large masculine figure held her down easily. “No need for all of that Dear. I am not here to harm you. You’ve been waiting for me all of your life.” She looked up tentatively, taking in a broad shouldered male with platinum blonde hair, a strong jaw, and a sure, confident expression. For some reason Danica felt a growing sense of calm, and she knew who he was. Somehow, she knew that she had been looking and waiting for him all of her life. She also knew that he was not human, was not of this world. What in the world was going on?
This was something altogether new and different. Although her pulse was racing and she was almost afraid to look him in the eyes, Danica knew that her life had just changed forever. She felt that he - whoever he was - was in control, and that perhaps her life would now take a new direction and hold some meaning. For some reason, she was excited and could not wait to see what happened next…….
Just a little Halloween teaser to get us started! Please join the Blog Hop tomorrow, October 25, on the blog of
On Saturday, June 8 at 11:56 AM EDT, we will have a New Moon in Gemini with the Sun also in the sign of the Twins. It is time to gather your pictures, baubles, writings and musings and get ready to add them to your Dreamboards or Dreamboxes. You will review what has manifested from these wishes on the Full Moon on June 23.
What does this Gemini New Moon mean for us? This is a time of wish gathering, as stated above, but it is also a time of purging and cleansing. A powerful portal will be opened, and we must step forward releasing fears and bad habits and thoughtforms. The fear energy is huge collectively right now, and the more Intuitive you are, the more you will suffer if you give into it and do not maintain positive thoughts and habits. Get rid of the old so that you can utilize this Portal to maximum advantage. You will be opening new pathways and opportunities. Plant and cultivate good and strong seeds that will blossom into goodness and abundance and help to make your dreams a reality. Release the past and close those doors so that you can open new and exciting ones! Stay grounded, eat clean, rest, meditate, move and make Magick. Explore the darkness within, then cut out what needs removing, and shine your Light into the darkness. Steer clear of drama and overly emotional characters. Keywords: Communication, Social Media, Curiosity, Local Travel, Humor, Polarities, Duality. Happy Wishing!!!
Welcome to the 2013 Valentine’s Day Blog Tour hosted by the LovEly ParaGoddess JoLynne Valerie! You will be tantalized and bewitched by her, and guest bloggers Jennifer Leigh Scott - Me!, Candi Fox, and Monica Schroeder.
For this Valentine’s Day post, I will be serving up some dishes of LovE advice for all the beautiful single peeps as well as for all of those already coupled up.
Feel like you’re looking for LovE in all the wrong places? Or perhaps you have given up finding anyone at all as you never seem to meet any prospects? Read on for the Magickal remedies to help with this.
First things first. It is time to clean up stagnant places and let light and air in. This is not only your physical space, but your inner personal space as well. How can you make room for bigger and better things if your home, work, and inner sanctums are filled with old, immovable stuff? Feng Shui works! This is the perfect time to do some Spring cleaning. You will feel better and breathe easier, as well as open up your spaces to attract more - this not only means LovE, but Prosperity and Abundance as well!
Get moving physically - try Yoga, Pilates, Ballet, or just start stretching. Every little step you take moves you towards your bigger goals. Begin a practice of Meditation or step it up if you have been slacking lately. It is crucial to clear out the cobwebby recesses of our minds and hearts, especially in this noisy world we live in. If you have some residual stuff from previous relationships, begin to sift through, feel and process it, and then release it. This can be done more effectively and gently with Meditation. If you feel the need to cry, then by all means cry. Then open up that space to let the Light in.
As you clean and clear your inner and outer spaces, not only will you feel as if burdens have lifted, you will also begin to feel more creative. Begin or continue something that you have put off; this can be any hobby, or something that you have always wanted to try. Paint, dance, sing, draw, write, cook, have lavish dinner parties. When you have the Aha! moment to create, get to it! Another thing I like to advise Clients and Friends of is: wear that special outfit, try the new haircolor, wear pretty lip gloss that makes you happy, break out the pretty lingerie; guys wear your nice cologne and get a great haircut. These things boost our Spirits and make us feel better. Drink more water and eat better as well. “Live as If” is one of my favorite quotes; use and do the things that make you happy now. Live Life to the fullest LovErs, and most of all, Fall in LovE with Yourself!
What does all of this have to do with finding my True LovE Guidance Goddess? you ask. Well, my dear, if you continue doing the same old stuff, and letting the same old stuff pile up, how in the world do you ever expect anything to change? If you keep the same old things and thoughts, then how in the world are you going to attract anything but the same old kinds of relationships? Another piece of advice (and this is from experience as well) - keep in mind that The One for You is often not who you expect, and they are not often found in the places you expect. By doing the things mentioned above, you will be opening yourself to new experiences and the chances to meet new people. Get busy Baby! I am rooting for you, and I cannot wait to hear your True LovE story and how it manifests!
If you are already coupled up, and you want to rekindle the Flames of LovE and Passion, then this part is for you. We all need to step things up and refill our cups occasionally.
Begin with the advice given above for clearing spaces. My Twin Flame and I did this about a month ago - we cleaned out the kids’ rooms and reorganized, and we rearranged our whole bedroom together! Let me just say, Vavava Voom! Then toss in a little Spirituality. Light white, pink, and red candles. Draw on your Intuition for what your LovEr yearns for: if he/she has been working really hard, offer a massage. Do this without any expectations, and you may be handsomely rewarded. We bought some little books from a bookstore a while back (novelty and adult shops will have them as well) with tear off notes to leave for your LovEr to discover in their lunch, on their pillow, in the car, etc. These notes are sexy innuendos and promises of things to come!
Talk! Even if your Other Half seems unwilling or closed off, it really is vital. You must communicate, and you must work out your problems in order to achieve balance. The strongest, happiest couples are those that figure out the Yin/Yang of LovE. And yes, it is possible. It happens in my house every day. Even if we argue and need time to cool off, we then come together later to discuss. We compromise; we admit when one of us is wrong. Then we hug, kiss, and well, make up! Also, give each other space daily to do your own things. This is a sign and key element of healthy individuals that make up a cohesive unit.
Music is a good LovE Potion ingredient. Make multiple sexy and romantic playlists that you can play for just the right moments. Break out the sexy clothes and heels (or whatever is your hot thang style) and do a little dance. If you cannot eat out often, cook up spicy and different dishes and desserts to share together. Explore the world together - schedule that romantic getaway, camp out in your living room, roleplay. We send texts to each other sometimes like we have never met: “Hey. I got your number from..... What are you doing? Do you want me to pick you up later? We can go to my place.” Yes, we actually do this, and you know what - it works! Let me know how Hot your relationship begins to heat up when you work your Magick!
This just in: For those of you who are in a relationship and are having trouble or have questions, please dabble a bit in both of the sections above. Take what works for you. This is foremost, however: LovE you! You must take time to LovE and treat yourself right for LovE to Manifest at any time. Listen to your Intuition - it will tell you everything you need to know. Take care of YOU first, while keeping an open and giving Heart, and the rest will follow. <3
All four of us Ladies will be featuring giveaways as part of the Blog Hop. I will be giving away an Oracle or Tarot card Reading, and Candi Fox will be offering a LovE/Romance Manifestation Session of up to four hours over a week's time. Monica Schroeder will be giving away a query critique for new writers. And JoLynne will be giving away a signed copy of her Paranormal novel Strange Love along with signed book plates and an Author card. Here are the links and schedule for the rest of the #ValentinesDay #BlogHop hosted by #ParaGoddess:
February 12: http://www.badabingnow.com
February 13: http://www.monicacorwin.com
February 14: http://www.JoLynneValerie.blogspot.com
Orb of Influence - Venus in Capricorn Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn until 1/22/13
This energy is intense even as the orb wanes. Coupled with the Sun in Capricorn and the Stellium in Capricorn of the past week, the Dark Lord and his Lady met up for quite an anticipated meeting in the Astrology world. I love the connections to Persephone and Hades in this story, but did not want to accidentally rehash something that other Astrologers were saying, so I chose a different couple – or a couple that never quite made it. This couple or relationship is Isis and Anubis. Guiding the dead through the Underworld was Anubis' job, and he was also a Seer, and guided the lost and orphaned. He served as a sort of diplomat between the Underworld and the Heavens, between the Gods and Goddesses and Humanity. Osiris was his father. Isis took Anubis in when she found that his mother, Nephthys, had abandoned him. Nephthys preferred Set and his dark, wild ways to those of Osiris and Anubis. Anubis became Isis' protector.
Osiris took over as King of the Underworld, yet Anubis remained a key component, and there has been much fear surrounding him – he is after all, the one who weighs the hearts of the dead to determine their fates in the Afterlife. He is the “Conductor of Souls”. His adoptive mother, Isis (representing the Divine Feminine – Venus), remained the Goddess of Life, wearing the eternal symbol of Life, the Sun disk. A strange and lovely relationship between her and Anubis (Pluto) - a relationship spanning the worlds – the world of the dead, the Heavens, and the Earth.
Why am I not writing about Isis and Osiris in this conjunction? Well, I wanted to try a different spin on things. Persephone and Hades, Venus and Pluto – they are couples that started out in strife and ugliness, force, darkness, then grew to love in a strange way that worked for them (P.S. I am not condoning incest, etc. We are talking about Gods and Goddesses here you know – they don't generally subscribe to the laws and judgments of humanity as they are the judges).
Isis stepped down to the Underworld with her husband and her adopted son; she scaled the worlds just as Anubis did. Anubis was looked on with fear and perhaps even disdain occasionally, while Osiris was still revered even after becoming the Lord of the Underworld. Some of this fear is perhaps justified; Anubis was the Jackal of the graveyard who tossed the hearts of the unrighteous dead to Ammit! Despite these things, life continues in other forms. I have always felt that Hades was misjudged, and I first read the story of Persephone and him when I was 7! There was a strangely romantic, dark pull for me in the myth. Of course, I do love Pan as well, so maybe that explains the draw.
So what in the world does this have to do with Astrology? Well, true love and Twin Flame vibrations conjoin the dark and the light. The Underworld and the Earth and the Heavens become one. Some lovers even become adapt at transcending and reconstructing the darkness, morphing continuously in a Magickal dance of balance and imbalance. They become one Creature, ugliness, beauty, darkness, light, warts and all.
What are you morphing and shining in your relationship? Can you and your Love find that strange dance and balance? Or is it time to move on?
If you are single, what do you wish to attract? Do you want to attract your Twin Flame, or another lesson in learning how to balance? Where are you shining your light?
Watch for controlling thoughts and insecurities; reduce and release. This is Venus in Capricorn conjunct Pluto – let her shine her love and beauty on the Underworld. Pluto in Capricorn wants you to look at your darkness; how can you meld it with the surface world and the Heavens?
What do you want – this Capricorn energy will make it manifest. Isis and Anubis – Beauty and the Beast, the Divine Feminine and the Deeply Masculine. The Underworld, the Surface, and the Heavens. Embrace, meld, enfold.
Thank you for joining us on the Annual ParaGoddess Halloween Blog Tour.
Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween is the night of the year when the veil between the living and the dead is lifted. Samhain is known also as the Witch’s New Year. The Harvest is finished, the leaves and some plants are dying, the Earth will slumber for the Winter. It is a time when the old dies so that we can clear it out and make way for the new. The Goddess Kali Ma comes to mind in thinking of the cycles of birth, life, and death.
There is a somber, reflecting type of beauty to the energy of Samhain, and it is the perfect time to start a tradition of honoring the Dead and our Ancestors. This ritual is sort of a hodge podge of other ritual and spell tidbits that I have put together and made my own for my family this year. You can add, delete, or arrange any of it that will make it more applicable to you or your family. And by all means, include the children if you have them! This can be the perfect opportunity to help them learn more about their Ancestors and to better understand the cycles of Life and Death, and that all is energy - an energy that is constantly flowing and changing and morphing. Nothing ends, it just changes. You can also perform this with friends or alone.
First, it is a good idea to perform a protection spell/grounding meditation to start. Light as many white candles as you have, and add others as desired such as:
Join hands in a circle for an added energy boost. You will then call upon Angels, Gods or Goddesses that you follow, Source, Universal Life Force, or whatever you like to call it. You may also want to invite some of the Elementals like the faeries or elves. Ask everyone to visualize themselves with roots going from their feet down into the Earth’s core and with white or violet light coming into the Crown chakra (top of the head) and flowing down through the body and into the core. “I ask that ______ are here surrounding us as we honor those who have crossed over. We honor our ancestors and thank them for paving the way before us. We are celebrating the end of the Harvest, the death of the Autumn, and paving the way to Rebirth and Renewal. We shed that which no longer serves us. We ask that _____surrounds us with a clear white bubble of protection and allows only that which is for the highest good into our circle. And so it is.”
You all will then place photos, mementos, and anything that you hold dear and that reminds you of the departed onto an altar (already set up). Then have a feast (prepared ahead of time)! Set a few places - with food - for the ancestors that you are honoring as well. There should be breads and cheeses to choose from, apples or apple dishes, Autumn veggies, and stews. Stories, memories, and laughter should be shared while eating. Wine, beer, apple cider, or sparkling juice will be used to toast the Spirits at the end of the meal. You can also honor departed pets or friends at this meal. Thank them all, as well as your Guides, Angels, Gods, Goddesses, or whomever you have invoked as part of the ritual.
Take time this Samhain to honor the Spirit world, your Ancestors and Friends whom have crossed over, and the cycles of birth, life, and death. Share with your children or other close loved ones and learn and share more about each other, and what it means to grow, change, and let the old make way for the new on one of the most magical, wonderful nights of the year. Quite beautiful really - we all get to welcome new and better into our lives; we get a second chance!
The previous blog post links are in my last blog post. Be sure to continue following the #13DaysofHalloween #ParaGoddessHalloweenBlogTour by going to the blog of
The Clairvoyant Courtesan, tomorrow, October 27th to see what magic she has in store! The rest of the tour is as follows:
Oct. 28 Karyn Dolan
Oct. 29 Brady Allen
Oct. 30 Jessica Subject
Oct. 31 Gabrielle Faust
Then be sure to also go back to the blog of #ParaGoddess JoLynne Valerie on October 31st for Halloween and Samhain goodies!
Please excuse my lateness in posting this. Please join me and some other fabulous writers for spooky and paranormal fun and goodies on our #13DaysofHalloween #ParaGoddessHalloweenBlogTour! Make sure to visit each blog and read what awesomeness they have come up with. Then on Samhain October 31, go back to http://www.jolynnevalerie.blogspot.com/ for seasonal surprises and goodies!
Here are the links to the magical folks who have blogged so far:
Oct. 19 JoLynne Valerie
Oct. 20 Andrew Brewer
Oct. 21 Susan Hanniford Crowley
Oct. 22 Amy Williamson
Oct. 23 Candi Fox
Here is the rest of the schedule (I am on the 26th!).
Oct. 24 Jason Black
Oct. 25 Nadia Romanov
Oct. 26 Jennifer Leigh Scott
Oct. 27 Shoshi
Oct. 28 Karyn Dolan
Oct. 29 Brady Allen
Oct. 30 Jessica Subject
Oct. 31 Gabrielle Faust
I am so excited and would love to thank the lovely JoLynne Valerie #ParaGoddess for being a wonderful, magical friend and for inviting us into her world and for this fabulous opportunity! <3
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