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  • How Your Sun, Moon and Rising Zodiac Sign Affect Your Personality

    When our body enters the world, we’re left with an energetic imprint from the moment we were born. How the planets aligned around you when you took your first breath say a lot about how you will behave, what your personal challenges will be, and what you’ll be like in relationships.

    Often we think that our star sign (Sun sign) totally encapsulates our personality – but astrologers are crying out for us to pay more attention to our Moon and Rising sign too. Our Sun sign is important and usually, most people resonate closely with theirs, but it only influences one dimension of our personality.

    It’s the combination of these 3 astrological pinpoints – our Sun, Moon and Rising sign – which can give a better picture of how you’re likely to express yourself through your personality.

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    This is the one you probably already know!

    For example, I was born on 12th May which makes me a Taurus. Our Sun sign is the most well-known because it reflects our outward identity and who we think we are at our core. It can explain a lot of our habits and mannerisms, as well as being an indicator of how we like to express ourselves and recharge our energy.

    • Sun in Air signs Libra, Gemini, Aquarius – express intellectually & recharge by thinking and talking
    • Sun in Fire signsAries, Leo, Sagittarius – express through goals and aspirations & recharge with physical activity
    • Sun in Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – express through the material world & recharge through the physical senses
    • Sun in Water signsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces – express through emotions & recharge through emotional experiences

    Often when we meet someone with the same Sun sign as us, we find that we have a lot in common with them. This is because your Sun sign establishes some outwardly obvious preferences in terms of what you do and don’t like, both within your own life and from other people’s behaviour. This is why some Sun signs are said to be “incompatible” with each other because our preferences can clash with someone too similar or too different.

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    The moon is the hidden force controlling the state of your inner world.

    As the moon affects the tides of the sea, your Moon sign affects your emotional state and how you react internally to events in your life. Unlike our Sun sign, we may not show this part of ourselves to others. Sometimes it can be obvious what Sun sign someone is, but as our Moon sign rules our emotional life – it’s mainly an inward experience for the individual.

    • Moon in Air signs Libra, Gemini, Aquarius – emotional response to events in your life usually includes trying to understand them mentally
    • Moon in Fire signsAries, Leo, Sagittarius – emotional response to events in your life usually includes finding strength, confidence and taking action
    • Moon in Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – emotional response to events in your life usually includes maintaining stability and taking a practical approach
    • Moon in Water signsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces – emotional response to events in your life usually includes feeling through them deeply and sensitively

    Your Moon sign can also change the tone at which you express your Sun sign by either amplifying it or muting it. For example, if you were a fire Sun and Moon sign then your expression of both would be more vivid. Whereas if you were a fire Sun sign but a Water moon sign, then it could make you more mellow and careful with your actions.

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    Your Rising sign (or Ascendant) is how you relate to other people.

    It’s determined by the zodiac sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born and – unlike the Sun or Moon signs – changes every 2 hours, so an accurate birth time is required to find out what yours is.

    • Rising in Air signs Libra, Gemini, Aquarius – you have a tendency to want to understand the meaning behind your encounters
    • Rising in Fire signsAries, Leo, Sagittarius – you have a lot of energy and come across as confident; sometimes even blunt
    • Rising in Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – you are seen as a stable influence by others and you may find that people tend to rely on you
    • Rising in Water signsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces – you are sensitive and empathetic with people, and you may even take on the emotions of others

    Our Rising sign gives us hints about how our friends, family and lovers see us; unlike our Moon sign which determines our inner world and our Sun sign which determines our identity.  Your Rising sign dictates your whole astrological birth chart as it decides the 1st House in your chart – where it begins – and therefore, where all of the other houses will fall after it. This means that, if you get a professional birth chart reading, the reader will want to know exactly when you were born to be able to give you the most accurate insights.

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    If you never felt like you massively resonated with the traits of your Sun sign – or you know someone who you wouldn’t really describe as theirs – it’s probably due to the influence of a Moon and/or Rising sign. There are so many astrological clues about our life’s journey hidden within our birth chart, and the only way to fully understand how the planets affect our personality is to get a full birth chart reading by a professional astrologer.

    Tarot readers who forecast the monthly energy for each star sign often advise “cross watching” and paying attention to your Rising sign in particular, as we’re complex cosmic beings who are affected by so much more than just our Sun sign!

    So, I’m curious to know – what’s your Sun, Moon and Rising sign?

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  • 10 Strange Signs That It’s Not Your Body, But Your Soul That Is Tired

    Life can be really hard sometimes.

    When we go through prolonged periods of stress and strain, our soul can begin to feel weary and disconnected from the outward life that we’re living.

    If we continue to ignore the telltale signs that our energy is running out, it can cause us to have anxiety, mental health issues and depression. The best remedy of all for this is to know and align with our purpose.

    If you’re not currently aligned with your purpose and your soul is feeling tired, you may start to notice physical symptoms rising up in your body, which can be hard to distinguish from adrenal fatigue or illness. Your soul could be trying to tell you that it’s time for rest, reflection and redirection – and it will tell you all of this through these warning signs ⚠️

    1. You can’t sleep at night and are having vivid dreams/nightmares. This means that during the day you fight a constant urge to rest, nap and sleep with little motivation to start the activities on your to-do list.
    2. Physical symptoms such as nausea, aches and pains, headaches, feeling faint and/or lethargic.
    3. When someone asks “what’s going on with you?”, you aren’t really sure how to respond. This confusion about how you feel only adds to the anxiety and can stop you from seeing the way out of your spiritual funk.
    4. You might feel detached, disorientated and a bit all over the place. This happens when your outside and inside are living different versions of your reality.
    5. Intense emotions may then rise up in an attempt to combat the confusion of what’s happening. You might find yourself crying for no apparent reason with intense emotional highs and lows.
    6. You may suffer panic attacks and/or symptoms of chronic anxiety such as palpitations, tension headaches, indigestion and sweats.
    7. Loneliness could become a familiar feeling, even when you’re with other people. By struggling to connect with yourself first, it can become difficult to connect with others. You might then find yourself questioning other people’s intentions because really you’re questioning yourself; sometimes it seems simpler and easier to look for answers on the outside rather than checking in with yourself.
    8. You find yourself acting like someone who is bitter/angry/resentful/jealous when usually your personality is the opposite.
    9. Your body feels generally weak and the usual physical activities you enjoyed no longer tempt you. Doing anything which requires physical exertion or hard work feels less appealing.
    10. You’re feeling nervous and unsure about what lies ahead. You may feel so drained and exhausted that you want to start your life again in search of a better future, without appreciating the full beauty of your life right now.

    If this sounds like you then it’s time to prioritise your own spiritual wellbeing. Devote time to rest and do the activities which make your soul smile, whether it’s meditation, walks in nature, reading, cooking and candlelit bubble baths. Whatever fills up your cup is what you need at this time.

    Try to rebalance your energy by redirecting negative thoughts and negative self-talk. Catch yourself when you find that you’re criticising yourself or talking down to others.

    When you’re aligned with your purpose and what your soul really craves, not only can you manifest more easily – but you can create the difference that you’re here to make. When our soul sees that this isn’t happening, it will react in ways that force us to slow down and evaluate where we are, where we’re going, and what’s got us to this point. Only through this process of rest, reflection and redirection can we get back on track and align our life in such a way that our soul feels fulfilled.

    Do what you love and live life on your own terms – not only to manifest more easily – but to avoid these symptoms of fatigue and make your soul smile!

    It’s never too late to turn your life around.

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  • Keep Noticing Butterflies? Here’s What They Mean…

    “We are all butterflies, Earth is our chrysalis…”

    – LeeAnn Taylor

    Butterflies are spiritual messengers, so they can bring your attention to things you need to be aware of.

    A common idea which you may have heard is that butterflies symbolise the visitation of a loved one. In Japanese tradition, this is especially true for white butterflies, which are said to embody the soul of someone we’ve loved and lost.

    When we experience the loss of something, it’s always entwined with a new beginning; and therefore, a new opportunity for change and renewal. Through death, we know what life is; and through loss, we know what it means to have something really special.

    If you notice that a butterfly keeps visiting you (or landing on your windowsill, for example) then it could be a sign that a spirit is trying to get your attention and show that they’re still with you.


    🦋 A Powerful Symbol of Change


    Butterflies can also be seen as a powerful symbol of resurrection and immortality – reminding you that you can weather any dramatic change and come out the other side as a better version of yourself. What challenge are you facing that’s forcing you to rise up to a new level? What beliefs do you need to leave behind in order to embrace this new opportunity?

    Due to the process of change that they endure, we’re reminded of our potential to transform into the most bold and colourful version of ourselves.

    Resurrection, rebirth and new hope are all possible for you, if you keep noticing butterflies. If you make it through whatever’s troubling you at the moment, you’ll realise your potential to expand and turn your life around.

    Butterflies remind you to weather all change with grace and lightheartedness, while demonstrating that it will always be in your best interest. It may not seem like it in the moment, but anything which contributes to our growth is a blessing in disguise. Know that you’re capable of withstanding any hand you’re dealt in life and that anything which makes you wiser is a gift. Sometimes it will just be wrapped in a way that makes it hard to receive at first.


    🦋 In Your Dreams…


    When we’re asleep, our subconscious mind is communicating with us using symbols. Butterflies in our dreams can have a different meaning depending on what stage of life we see the butterfly in – was it a caterpillar, cocoon or butterfly?

    It could mean that you want to expand, be free and express yourself fully – or that you see yourself as (or long to be) a “social butterfly”. Knowing which aspects of the animal we might want to embody is key to understanding why we see certain animals in our dreams at night.

    They may also be a visual manifestation of where you feel stuck in your life. If your soul is longing for transformation and change in your relationship – or career – then you may see butterflies in a related scene of your dream. Where do you want to feel lighter and more free? And where do you know that you’re not reaching your full potential?

    Seeing a butterfly in your dreams could be a calling for you to find joy in life, find joy in change, and move forward into new challenges with the grace to know that you can always spread your wings and start again.


    Live like a butterfly, and remember to enjoy the process of life’s continual unfolding…


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  • How To Read Angel Cards Like A Pro

    “So I call on my Angels, they say….”

    – Rise by Katy Perry

    Our support is never-ending.

    We like to think there are limits because boundaries are so familiar to us on the Earth plane, but when we want some help or wisdom, the possibilities are limitless.

    One of the tools we have available is our Angel Cards. Unlike Tarot Cards, Angel Cards are oracle cards that offer advice rather than telling you exactly what will happen in the future. In my opinion, this makes Angel Cards far more suitable for anyone who’s starting out with cards because they’ll always offer positive, healing advice and can even be used by children.

    Tarot Cards, however, can foretell catastrophe in your future so they’re not for the fainthearted. They can leave you feeling more anxious than before the reading. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been using my tarot cards as an extension of my intuition since I was 14 – but the vibration of them is very different and they aren’t always positive.

    So, if you need some advice and are feeling called to turn to Angel Cards, how can you begin to use them like a pro?

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    Everything is energy, including our Angel Cards.

    To get the most accurate answer possible from every reading, it’s important to cleanse your cards between use. This doesn’t mean literally taking a cleaning wipe to them (which could damage the card) – but it does mean giving them an energetic refresh!

    Some methods include knocking the deck to shift old energy (I knock mine twice before each reading), ringing Angel tuning forks over them, or burning white sage near them.

    Whichever you choose, make sure that you keep your cards energetically clean for the best results.

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    Intention supports the outcome of everything that we do in life, and the same is true when shuffling oracle cards!

    Get into a meditative headspace first and try to clear your mind of any distractions before asking a question. This may mean that you need to devote extra time to readings to allow your mind to wind down first.

    Stay calm. Breathe. And then ask the Angels what you want help with…

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    When you’re shuffling the cards, you should start to feel that there’s a natural point for you to stop. Sometimes this could mean a quick rearrange of the cards. Other times, you’ll want to keep shuffling, and shuffling, and shuffling…

    Neither is wrong, and when performing a reading, the most important thing is to leave logical reasoning at the door and follow your intuition. Whenever you feel called to stop shuffling, then stop shuffling and trust that what feels right.

    ⚠️ It’s really important that you don’t try to do a reading when you’re feeling rushed or frantic because not only will it throw your intuition off, but your frantic energy will feed into the cards (see tip #1) and affect the answer you get. Maybe the Angels will tell you ways to relax rather than answering the question that you asked!

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    As you’d expect, your answers will be more helpful if your question is more specific.

    If you ask for advice on your “love life” in general then the advice may not be as useful as if you asked: “what do I need to move forward in my relationship with Anthony?

    Reading cards can become addictive, and if this happens, you may feel the urge to read, and read, and read the same question repeatedly. As you can guess, this is bad practice when performing Angel Card readings and will only make you more confused than before you read the cards.

    Get super clear on what you want to know and ask the cards for advice once, until enough has changed in the situation to warrant new advice being needed.

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    Most of the time I’ll do a one card reading…

    This means that I will shuffle, divide the deck, stack the piles back on top of each other in a different order, and turn over the card on top of the deck. This one card will provide a summary of the advice that I need for the question or person that I’m reading for.

    But there are other ways of doing a reading! For example, you can divide the deck into 3 piles and turn over the top card of all 3 to reveal the past, present and future of a situation.

    Or you can look at the cards on the top and bottom of the deck to reveal the answer to your query (the top card) and the background to what’s causing the issue (the bottom card).

    Most oracle card decks will also come with an instruction guidebook which should be able to show you different layouts for reading the cards.

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    Be aware that you get given what you need and not necessarily what you want.

    I always say that the right message will find the right person because sometimes we’ll be surprised with what shows up. It may be regarding a situation that isn’t at the forefront of our mind – but the Angel Card reading might address an addiction or relationship pattern which is at the root of the other issues manifesting in our life.

    When you start doing readings, the most important thing is to keep your mind open and always consider the actual answers that you’re given. How are they relevant to you, and are they drawing your attention towards a behaviour that you’ve not noticed before?

    Be prepared to get more than just predictable answers which are easy for you to digest.

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    You have been blessed with the natural gift of intuition as well as tools like Angel Cards to help support you on your journey through life.

    It’s impossible to receive the wrong answer from them as you’ll always get what you need. If you’re over-reading the same question and getting answers which don’t seem at all relevant, then it’s the Angels telling you to stop because they already gave you the right answer to begin with!

    As with any kind of divination, trust is a vital part of the process. As you practice Angel Card readings and start to see how the answers apply to your life, you will learn to trust the cards.

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