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We are Pleasant Gehman and Crystal Ravenwolf, a duo of divination divas, “spiritual sisters from another mister”. We’re life-long Tarotistas, obsessed with all things esoteric and paranormal. Look for our forthcoming book, “Walking The Tarot Path” in Spring 2016.
We’ve created this blog to share our knowledge and to connect with the vibrant worldwide metaphysical and paranormal community. We hope it’s as fun for you to read as it is for us to write…Enjoy!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Everyone we know is on a cleaning binge for the New Year. Whether you're a little woo woo or not, it’s a tangible way to mark the passing of time, finish one cycle and begin a new one with a clean slate.
We’re both going crazy cleaning and clearing, too… and believe us, that’s something we rarely make time for during the year! Clearing away “real” clutter will make room for new spiritual energy. As much as we both dread this task, we wash the windows and the floors. We’re particularly anal about cobwebs and dust bunnies, cause we consider them to be like Dream Catchers…but for stagnant energy- and the New Year is all about moving forward.
We’ve both been getting rid of material things we no longer want or use, which will be donated, of course. We also like to re-arrange our altars bydusting off statues, replacing candles, and putting some new talismans out to help set our intentions.
We also get all our divination tools and magick supplies in order, and cleanse them. Crystal favors the Native American way of blowing tobacco smoke over them; your tools can also be charged with crystals or set out for a moon bath. The first full moon for this year is January 23, 2016. If you live in a place where the weather is generally temperate, you can leave your tools outside; if your area is prone to winter weather, setting them on a windowsill for their moon bath will work just fine.
We particularly believe in airing out the house for the New Year by opening windows to let all the negative energy out… and bring new positive energy in. This might be somewhat of a challenge if you don’t live in California like we do, but at least open your windows a crack .for a few minutes. Follow this by smudging every room the house with sage.
For prosperity, we purge our purses, getting rid of loose change, old receipts, and the various other bits of debris that always seems to accumulate in a chick’s handbag. Men can do the same with their pockets, wallets or knapsacks. We straighten out and face our paper bills so they’re orderly, and often tuck a small good luck charm into our bags, too.
To attract financial abundance, we both feed our Money Frog statues and burn green candles to attract cash. Pleasant likes to draw a nice fancy number 8 on a piece of paper and tuck it into her billfold. The number 8 in numerology is all about money ( Liz Taylor was an 8, by the way!) and it’s believed that keeping an 8 in the wallet will attract more cash. For the same reason, Crystal likes to put a penny in the corners of every room, symbolic of attracting wealth.
For love, warm something sweet on the stove. We favor a mixture of cinnamon and honey, it’ll scent the house with a warm, welcoming, sugary fragrance. Plus, you can put it into your tea and sip if afterwards- it tastes divine.
Bless a bowl of salt (in whatever tradition you follow, or just fill it with nice intention) and toss some around the rooms of your place so unwelcome entities will get the message to vacate the premises. For more protection from spirits, create a barrier to keep them out of your house by making lines of salt on your doorstep and windowsills.
We wish you a New Year full of love, health, good fortune, laughter and great adventures!
|Crystal and Pleasant: photos by Maharet Hughes|
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