Friday, December 7, 2012

"YULE TREE CONTEST" at White Magick Alchemy!

Yule greetings friends!~ Its that time of year again, when the Lord of Misrule turns the world upside down with the coming of Winter.

To celebrate the Yule and the Winter Solstice, we are having a "YULE TREE CONTEST"! Yeah! We want to see your Yule Trees, all decorated and adorned with all things Pagan! Of course, your traditional Christmas Holiday decor and ornaments can be utilized as well, but we are really searching for the best Pagan themed Yule Tree, and the person with the prettiest Pagan themed Yule Tree will win the prize!

What's the prize? A $50.00 Gift Certificate for the White Magick Alchemy Shoppe!~ The winner will be chosen December 26th.

Remember, we are looking for the most decked out Pagan themed Yule Tree ~

It's easy! Simply sign up on our Emailing List at on the home page where it says "Special Offer". You must be on the Emailing List to participate. If you haven't already joined our Emailing List, you will also immediately receive a 10% OFF Coupon Code to use. Then email us a photo of your Yule Tree to Also, post your Yule Tree photo on our WMA Facebook Page here:

Pictured is our wee Yule Tree!~ Any size will do. Small tabletop trees, big trees, medium sized trees. Let's see what your Yule Trees look like!~ We will announce the winner on our White Magick Alchemy Facebook Page on December 26th, so get your trees decorated and posted soon! No purchase necessary to participate. Have fun!

Yule Blessings to all ~

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blue Moon Celestial Lunar Alchemy Pillar Candles. Full Moon Rites, Esbats, Evokation, Abundance, Peace, Balance, Wishes and Healing . Limited Edition

This year its all about timing for the Blue Moon!~ The idea for our "Blue Moon Celestial Lunar Alchemy Candles" was to pour, charge and bless during the waxing moon phase as we approach the coming of the Blue Moon ~

The Blue Moon takes place on 31st August at 6:58am on the west coast and at 9:58am on the east coast. The term Blue Moon refers to a second full moon in a given month. When people say "once in a Blue Moon" they are speaking to the rarity of the occurrence of a second moon happening in the same given month. Like Samhain, when the veil between the worlds thins, the time of a Blue Moon creates a clearer connection to the Universe and the Divine. The Blue Moon is a wonderful time to establish connections to Deities, initiate new people into a coven or tradition, healing workings, and to honor the Moon in celebration of feminine spirituality.

The Moon harnesses the power of ultimate Divine feminine energy. Its association with the Goddess helps us and provides powerful energy for spells, magic, divination, love and truth seeking. Lunar Magick can assist in an abundance of magickal workings. Empowerment, personal growth, strength, divination, love, wishes, peace and balance. abundance, dream workings, wishes, banishing and protection spells and Esbats. Call upon your moon Goddess (Artemis, Hathor, Isis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Astarte) and envoke the strength and power of the moon and all of her magick during Blue Moon ritual and spell workings.

Blue Moon Celestial Lunar Alchemy Pillar Candles are hand poured and charged during this waxing moon phase leading up to the Blue Moon. Filled with lunar essences of Sandalwood, Moonwort, Bladderwrack, Amber, Jasmine, Patchouli and Vanilla

, each candle is t
opped with our own White Magick Alchemy witch blessed Full Moon Incense Potion, loving herbs, flowers and woods associated with Lunar Magick. Upon each candle sits a beautiful Moonstone. 

These are Limited Edition Candles so order yours fast! Last day for shipping is Tuesday 28th August 2012.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Creating a Healthy and Sacred Work Space

A conducive workplace is vital for a person's career development, physical and spiritual health, personal protection, as well as harmony in the office. Preparing such a space can be challenging, unless the individual has a private office. However, it's not impossible because there are several creative and fun ways to create an inviting and spiritual work environment for yourself.

Most working people spend the prime hours of their day in a room, cubicle or an open office space, and are exposed to vibrations that can have adverse effects on the human body. Fatigue, weakness, restlessness, aches, poor concentration and high levels of stress are all linked to artificial light and electromagnetic radiation via electronic equipment like computers and cell phones.

One good way to create an pleasant and peaceful work area is to perform regular space clearing to flush out the negative energies, and attract positive vibrations. Choose a time when you are unlikely to be disturbed before you start work or after working hours. Discard all old newspapers, unused books and clutter on or under the desk to free the space and allow fresh energies to flow in freely. If possible, perform a quick cleansing ritual with a small piece of White Sage. If thats not possible, keep a small offering bowl of White Sage within your work space.

After you have cleaned up your work area, have a private corner and create a sacred space. It can even be a shelf or a small table area. In this protective zone, you can build an unobtrusive altar by displaying anything that gives you comfort and peace. The idea is to have a sacred altar space that brings you happiness. Include things that make you happy! Fresh flowers, photos, statuary, small fountains, crystals, anything that makes you smile. Make your area smell good and place scented candles around. The scent throw from a unlit candle can last years. Or perhaps set up some scented incense. This sacred mantle will serve as protection around you, and strengthen your aura levels so that negative energies cannot get to you. To promote good vibrations at work, chant or give thanks for your blessings at your altar you have created by viewing it and just taking that moment before you start your day.

If you are having trouble with a colleague, place an indoor plant between the two of you to serve as a protection barrier. Display plants and fresh flowers that have protective qualities, such as Jasmine and Fern. Besides your work area, you can also place plants in the waiting room and reception area to reduce invasive effects from the energy of visitors. To further enhance your protective shield, display crystals like Citrine, Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz, Garnet, Jet, Onyx, Tiger Eye or Moonstone on your desk and at the four corners of the room to help absorb stray and negative energies. Include plenty of indoor plants in the area to provide oxygen, and let their vibrations connect you to the natural world.

If you are involved in business and want to focus on abundance, create a prosperity box. Using green ink, draw up a list of what you wish for and place it in a prosperity box together with Citrine, Crystal Quartz, Aventurine, Sardonyx, Lodestones, Bloodstone and Smokey Quartz crystals, to name a few.

Last but not least, get yourself a good work chair. If you are sitting for the majority of your day, its important to have a good chair that offers support to your body. The body reacts to poor conditions and unless you have a good healthy chair to sit in throughout your work day, over time, you will begin to feel the effects physically and emotionally. My personal recommendation is any one of the new office chairs made my Tempurpedic. You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

MAGICK CRYSTALS SHOW on Facebook ~ Monday August 6th . 5pm PST

Don't miss our "Magick Crystals Show" on the White Magick Alchemy Facebook page Monday, August 6th beginning at 5pm PST!~ Thats 8pm EST!~

We've been busy the entire month of July hand picking new crystals and gemstones, photographing, measuring and getting our listings ready for Monday nights debut!~ We will be bringing you some amazing new crystals all week long which will include new healing crystals we've been introduced to and have been researching.

Unlike other online places where you can purchase crystals and gemstones, we don't purchase anything unless we've held it and carefully examined each and every crystal. I think thats what has made buying crystals on our Facebook Page so exciting for our friends and customers! Because its just not some box we received from some vendor clear across the nation of crystals and stones we've never seen before and we don't know what it is until it gets here.... these crystals and gemstones are each individually hand chosen by us! Each and every one too! So you can rest assured that any crystal you purchase from White Magick Alchemy, on either our website or on our Facebook page, is a crystal that has been carefully critiqued. We want share with you and sell only the finest crystals we can get our hands on!

Want to be informed of Crystals Shows on the White Magick Alchemy Facebook Page? Make sure you're on our Emailing List! Go to our website at and in the top right-hand corner it says Enter Email. Enter your email address there. When you do, you receive a 10% OFF Coupon Code instantly to use in our online shoppe! Coupon Codes are not valid for any crystal purchases on our WMA Facebook Page.

Read more about "Purchasing Crystals on the White Magick Alchemy Facebook Page" by clicking this link or scrolling down a few posts. It explains how to "Claim" and purchase crystals and gemstones that get posted on our Facebook Page. There are some rules so its not a bad idea to give it a read if you've never purchased on our WMA Facebook Page before.

Have any requests? Perhaps you've been searching for a particular crystal or gemstone and haven't found the perfect piece yet? Let us know! Our dealers come right to our house here and we have access to your wildest dreams! Email us at

Hope to see you next week on Facebook!~
Magickal Crystal Blessings,
Nancy & Casey

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lemurian Seed Crystals ~ Record Keepers of an Ancient Civilization

Folklore tells us Lemuria was a peaceful and highly developed spiritual civilization believed to exist on earth over 12 million years ago. The civilization was said to have sank in the Pacific Ocean between North America and Asia. The Hawaiian volcanos are thought to be the tops of their ancient mountains. During the last days of Lemuria, it was decided to plant seed crystals programmed to transmit a message of oneness. Having seeded the crystals, the Lemurians, it is believed, left this planet for other star systems. Others went into inner earth (while maintaining telepathic connection with those in other parts of the galaxy), where they continue to care for the earth and the seed crystals now surfacing.

Lemurian Seed Crystals, also known as Record Keeper Crystals, are specifically used in spiritual healing when the entire organism is out of balance with itself. They are used to bring a sense of oneness to a person suffering from feelings of disjointedness or detachment. When life seems to be swirling around, and one seems to be lost in the whirlwind, use a Lemurian Seed Crystal in the healing process.

These unique Crystals appear to have been carved by a human hand as they have horizontal grooves or striations across their naturally faceted faces, but actually they are not. These are the way they are naturally grown. Polished, Lemurian Seed Crystals seem almost flawless.

Polished Lemurian Seed Crystals

 Lemurian consciousness was much more centered upon the emotional and spiritual dimensions than our current mentally-based, mundane modern world. Their deeper connection to their heart qualities allowed them to express unconditional love for the Divine and each other. It also enabled them to maintain a deep sense of connection to the Creator, their environment, and the whole of creation.

The Lemurian Crystals have been programed with this consciousness of love and connection, and working with them provides a most welcome healing balm for our souls. These Crystals are coded, programmed with the Lemurian consciousness vibrations. When one works with them the Crystals can infuse one with the pure emotional/intuitive/spiritual awareness of the Lemurians. The Crystals elicit feelings of unconditional love and one may experience healing in the emotional body. One may feel a return to the soul, a feeling of increased sensuality, and a feminine energy and enhance greatly one’s abilities in channeling and telepathy.

Lumurian Crystals also enhance meditations and healing work. They have a particular structure that allows one to climb up through the crown for astral travel. Also, communication with one’s Spirit Guides and Angels is enhanced.

Lemurian Seed Crystals are a form of Clear Quartz which and have recently been found again the Serra Do Cabral Mountains in Brazil. What makes these Crystals unique to other Quartz is the fact that Lemurians are not found in clusters, but laying in the ground individually as if they had been planted there. They are naturally formed energy generators, hence the name “Lemurian Seed Crystals”.

Natural Lemurian Seed Crystals showing striations

These incredible gifts from a highly evolved civilization, offer all who dare to truly remember who they are, a heightened sense of awareness, expanded consciousness, opening to the Angelic Realm and ultimately the cosmos beyond our knowing.

See White Magick Alchemy's lovely selection of Lemurian Seed Crystals:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Lepidolite Mica ~ A "Stone of Transformation"

Lepidolite is a type of mica which crystalizes and is created of many layers of hexagonal plates. Scale like aggregates of short, prismatic, plate like crystals, Lepidolite's colors range from a light pink, to violet, deeper shades of purple, grays, whites and even colorless. It occurs in sparkling masses around Pink Tourmaline (Rubelite) crystals. Due to it's cleavage, as with most mica, Lepidolite is rarely faceted. It is rich in lithium, which is what lends it's beautiful color. 

Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It is extremely useful in the reduction of depression as well as stress. It is used to halt obsessive thoughts, and relieves despondency, as well as overcomes insomnia. Lepidolite is supportive in releasing one from addictions and complains of all kinds, including anorexia.

 Called a "Stone of Transformation",  it releases and reorganizes old psychological and behavioral patterns, thus inducing change. It also assists in the change by inducing calm through transitions, trusting that everything will ultimately turn out for the best, allowing for smooth passage during change. It encourages independence and achieving goals without outside help. Lepidolite engenderers and enhances, self-love, patience and optimism. It is wonderful for dream work, rebirthing and for dream recall. It can also bring a growing energy to gardening and agriculture, helping to align the energy forces to produce abundance and to eliminate or rectify disease. 

Lepidolite is known to clear out all of the redundant messages and voices form the past that hold us back from happiness and/or success. It will aid in attracting supportive friends and colleagues, as well as bring opportunities to succeed. It will help any and all living in unavoidably stressful experiences (such as city dwellers) to maintain a calm, and serene center.

Lepidolite can be used to locate energy blockages within the body. Placing Lepidolite upon different parts of the body, you will usually feel a slight resonance at the location of the obstruction. The stone can also aid in digestion, relieves tension and stress, soothing the nervous system, stabilizing blood flow and calming the heart. It is also used to promote relaxation of wrinkles. Place Lepidolite in spring water allowing the water to encompass Lepidolite's magical healing powers. With a cotton ball, apply the elixir to the skin.

The mineral activates the throat chakra, the heart chakra and third eye. It opens the crown chakra and allows for the flowering of the inner blue lotus, allowing awareness of subtle vibratory energies both within and without of the self.
To see our selection of Lepidolite, please visit White Magick Alchemy:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Purchasing Crystals on the White Magick Alchemy Facebook Page ~

Crystals are the blossoms of the mineralogical portion of the Earth. The recognition of the beauty and loving energies of these forms can greatly enhance ones personal development. They are the myriad fireworks of both creativity and individual universal energies.

I'm not quite sure how it all began actually. We started buying crystals to sell on our website then I posted a a few crystals on our Facebook Page and people wanted to buy them! And not just any crystals! We began hunting and continue to search for just the perfect crystals, each one individually looked over with a careful eye and hand chosen to insure that each and every crystal and gemstone was as perfect and magical as it could be.

Unlike other online places where you can purchase crystals and gemstones, we don't purchase anything unless we've held it and carefully examined each and every crystal. I think thats what has made buying crystals on our Facebook Page so exciting for our friends and customers! Because its just not some box we received from some vendor clear across the nation of crystals and stones we've never seen before and we don't know what it is until it gets here.... these crystals and gemstones are each individually hand chosen by us! Each and every one too! So you can rest assured that any crystal you purchase from White Magick Alchemy, on either our website or on our Facebook page, is a crystal that has been carefully critiqued. We want share with you and sell only the finest crystals we can get our hands on!

We are having so much fun doing this! We have met some amazing people along our journey too. Learning more and more not only about the magickal, metaphysical and healing properties of our "Earth's Gems", we are also learning more about the scientific make up of crystals as well! And to make it even more fun, we get to share all these beauties with you! Its a new journey we're on and we're really diggin' it! ~ I just want to find more and share all this with all of you... and together we can take this magickal mystery tour and learn more about the kaleidoscope of crystals that await! There are literally thousands of different crystal structures out there.... we want to learn about every single one, and you know what? We're doing it and its great! So fasten your seat belts.... you won't believe what we have in store for you!~

Selling crystals and gemstones on Facebook is a totally new thing for us, so to make things easier for everyone to understand, how it works, below is a detailed description about the Terms and Conditions when purchasing crystals and gemstones on the White Magick Alchemy Facebook Page.

After several months of trials and errors, what works for you and what doesn't work for us, I thought it was time to just get it out there about how this whole thing works. There have been some instances when people wanted crystals and they claimed them in the thread and either never emailed or paid the Invoices. This is just a huge inconvenience for others who wanted a particular crystal/gemstone and it was held up by someone who wasn't serious about finalizing the purchase and following through with their "Claim" on a crystal. So, here's out it works!~

PURCHASING CRYSTALS AND GEMSTONES on our Facebook Page ~ How it Works:

1)  We will post up a photo and within the thread all of the details about the crystals up for sale, the prices, the sizes, and a description of the crystals/gemstones magical and healing properties. In some instances we may also include some scientific information as well. We ask that you read the information contained within each thread thoroughly and carefully, as all of the information about that particular listing of crystals/gemstones will be contained within the thread.

2)  If you would like to purchase one or more of the crystals/gemstones in the picture, you must post in the thread that you want a particular crystal(s) i.e. "I would like #2".  If you don't post in the thread that you want a particular crystal, someone else may want that crystal, if they make the post before you, that crystal is theirs. You MUST post in the thread if you want one of the crystals in the picture.

Please post in the thread if you want a crystal/gemstone. DO NOT EMAIL or send a message that you want a specific crystal. Sending an email does not insure your claim on your crystal. You must post in the thread that you want it. The reason for this is to allow others to see which ones are still available. If you have posted that you want #2 for instance, anyone following the thread can see that that one is no longer available and they can move on to make another choice. This makes the whole process move more efficiently and allows everyone the chance to purchase the crystals/gemstones that they really want.

3)  Immediately after "claiming" a crystal/gemstone, email us at our new email address and in that email provide your Paypal Email address and your Ship To Address. We have a new system now, so if you have purchased previously, we no longer have this information in the new system. You will have to resend this information in order for us to create an Invoice for you.

If you "claim" a crystal/gemstone and your email is not received within 5 mins, your crystal/gemstone will be available for purchase to someone else. We will not hold crystals under any circumstances. If you claim a crystal and you decide not to follow through, we kindly ask that you follow up with a post in the thread letting others know that you've changed your mind so that they know the item is still available. Please don't post if you don't want it because other people really want some of these crystals/gemstones, perhaps the one you just claimed.

You will receive an Invoice within a few minutes for your purchase. We kindly ask that you finalize payment upon receipt or at least within 5 or 10 minutes. If your Invoice is not paid immediately, your crystals/gemstones will not be held for you and they will be posted up on Facebook for someone else to purchase. No stomping of feet please.... if you really want a crystal/gemstone, you will finalize asap right?

If we are doing a number of posts that day and something else comes up that you wish to add to your previous paid invoice, we will Combine Shipping for you on any following purchases/invoices. Do not wait to pay to combine all of your purchases into one final Invoice. If Invoices are not paid within 10 mins or you have disappeared from cyper-space, your crystals/gemstones will be relisted on the Facebook page and will be available for someone else to purchase.

* We will not hold crystals/gemstones under any circumstances.

* We will not do any "Private Showings", meaning that I will email you something before posting it on Facebook. I've tried this before and its been too stressful, time consuming and holds things up for others who are ready to see the crystal offerings.

*  If you want a crystal/gemstone, it is advisable that you "claim" it as soon as possible and finalize the transaction upon receipt, as when these get posted, in some cases, I've seen a whole lot of crystals sell out within 30 seconds.


Upon receipt of your finalized Invoice, your crystals/gemstones with ship either that day or the next day. All crystals/gemstones are shipped USPS Priority Mail to insure prompt and safe delivery to you.

Insurance will be added to your order. If your crystals/gemstones arrive to you damaged or broken, you will be provided with the tracking information to file a claim with USPS. White Magick Alchemy will not file any Damage Claims with UPSP on your behalf. Any reimbursements for damaged or broken items will be handled by you through USPS. All sales are final when you purchase a crystal/gemstone.


All sales are final. We do not accept any returns. Exceptions may be made for higher priced crystals/gemstones depending upon the circumstances. A 20% Restocking Fee will be imposed for any returned crystals/gemstones. If you have a personal issue with your new crystals/gemstones, email us at

Well, there ya go! A special thank you to all of our wonderful friends and customers who have purchased from us on Facebook!~ You guys "rock"! I am so happy everyone has loved all their crystal purchases too! I am always receiving notes and emails about how happy everyone is with their new crystals.... thats why we're gonna keep on doing it! Love you guys ~ xo  Nancy, Sydni & Casey

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Soy ~ The Most Environmentally Offensive Agriculture Crop in the World

In the time it takes to read this entire article, an area of Brazil's Amazon rainforest larger than 200 football fields will have been destroyed, much of it for soybean cultivation.

Today, industrial-scale soybean producers are joining loggers and cattle ranchers in speeding up destruction and further fragmenting the great Brazilian wilderness. Between the years 2000 and 2005, Brazil lost more than 50,000 square miles of rainforest—a large portion of that for soybean farming.

Soybean production in the Brazilian Amazon soared after heat-tolerant varieties were introduced in 1997. In just ten years, exports of soybeans grown in the Amazon Basin have reached 42 million tons a year. Total annual soybean production in Brazil today is about 85 million tons, and Brazil will soon surpass the United States as the world's leader in soybean production.

Brazil holds about 30 percent of the Earth's remaining tropical rainforest. The Amazon Basin produces roughly 20 percent of the Earth's oxygen, creates much of its own rainfall, and harbors hundreds of thousands of species, many yet to be discovered. The Brazilian rainforest is the world's most biologically diverse habitat.

Close to 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest has already been cut down. At the current rate of clearing, scientists predict that 40 percent of the Amazon will be destroyed and a further 20 percent degraded within two decades. If that happens, the forest's ecology will begin to unravel. Intact, the Amazon produces half its own rainfall through the moisture it releases into the atmosphere. Eliminate enough of that rain through clearing, and the remaining trees dry out and die, the fragile rainforest soils blow away, and the forest becomes a desert. Currently trees are being wantonly burned to create open land for soybean cultivation. Consequently, Brazil has become one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

The decimation of the Amazon is, for the most part, done legally. Even the governor of the state of Mato Gross, on the edge of the Amazon Basin, is a part of it. Governor Blairo Maggi is the world's largest single soybean producer, growing 350,000 acres. That's about 547 square miles of Amazon rainforest that have been leveled for soybean production! He is just one of many industrial-sized soybean operations in the area. In 2005, Greenpeace awarded Maggi the Golden Chain Saw award for his role in leveling the rainforest.

But, clearing and tilling the land for soybean production is only part of the problem. Soybean cultivation destroys habitat for wildlife including endangered or unknown species, and increases greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming. Soybeans need large amounts of acid-neutralizing lime, as well as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, all of which are creating an environmental hazard. Toxic chemicals contaminate the forest, poison rivers, and destroy wildlife. And, in undeveloped countries, soy production disrupts the life of indigenous tribes who depend on the forest for food and shelter, replaces traditional crops, and transfers the value-added from processing from the local population to multinational corporations.

The environmental destruction caused by soybean farming isn't limited to the Amazon; it occurs throughout the world wherever soybeans are produced. In the U.S. alone, over 80 million acres of land are covered in soybeans. That's hundreds of thousands of acres of deforestation, habitat destruction, over-cultivation and destruction of soils, and billions of tons of toxic chemicals spewed into the environment year after year, contaminating our soils, water, and destroying wildlife and human health. And new, genetically modified soy was specifically developed to withstand the toxins so farmers could spray even more pesticides on them without diminishing yields.

Over 80% of all soybeans grown in the U.S. (and two-thirds worldwide) are genetically-modified to withstand the herbicide glyphosate, which is usually sold under the trade name Roundup. Because so much Roundup is used on these crops, the residue levels in the harvested crops greatly exceed what until very recently was the allowable legal limit. For the technology to be commercially viable, the FDA had to triple the limit on residues of glyphosate that can remain on the crop. Many scientists have protested that permitting increased residues shows that corporate interests are given higher priority than public safety at the FDA, but the increased levels have remained in force.

Small Foot Print 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tree Astrology

Ancient Fir Trees

I stumbled across this and thought I'd share. Its pretty interesting, and notice, a few trees have only one day. Wonder what that means? Its fun anyway to share and have fun with family and friends!~ And remember, without trees, we wouldn't be able to breathe! Are there trees on the moon? No. But there should be huh?

This personality profile matches your birth date to a variety of tree.

Find your birthday and then find your tree...

Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 - Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 - Beech Tree
Dec 23 to Dec 31 - Apple Tree

APPLE TREE (the Love) - of slight build, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and beloved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.

ASH TREE (the Ambition) - uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously.

BEECH TREE (the Creative) - has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)

BIRCH TREE (the Inspiration) - vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

CEDAR TREE (the Confidence) - of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, Likes luxury, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, likes to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

CHESTNUT TREE (the Honesty) - of unusual beauty ,does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritates easily and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.

CYPRESS TREE (the Faithfulness) - strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, content, optimistic, craves money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic, and careless.

ELM TREE (the Noble-mindedness) - pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, Modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

FIG TREE (the Sensibility) - very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its Family, children and animals, a bit of a social butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.

FIR TREE (the Mysterious) - extraordinary taste, dignity, sophisticated, loves anything beautiful, moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but cares for those close to them, rather modest, very ambitious, talented, industrious, discontented lover, many friends, many foes, very reliable.

HAZELNUT TREE (the Extraordinary) - charming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody, and capricious lover, honest, and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.

HORNBEAM TREE (the Good Taste) - of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgement in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

LIME TREE (the Doubt) - accepts what life did way, hates fighting, stress, and labor, dislikes laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous but loyal.

MAPLE TREE (Independence of Mind) - no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life wants to impress.

OAK TREE (the Brave) - robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

OLIVE TREE (the Wisdom) - loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

PINE TREE ( the Particular) - loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, everything disappointments until it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.

POPLAR TREE (the Uncertainty) - looks very decorative, not very self-confident, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

ROWAN TREE (the Sensitivity) - full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

WALNUT TREE (the Passion) - unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

WEEPING WILLOW (the Melancholy) - beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Who Am I? ~ Discovering Your True Inner Spiritual Essence

This question, asked so often, suggests that there is actually a plausible answer. Almost as if our being were a fixed thing. People who ask this sort of question are typically struggling with their identity and are searching for a core sense of themselves. The irony is that the more you seek to identify who you are, the more fragile you are likely to feel about yourself. There may be an inverse correlation between the question being asked and the ease with which you experience your life. The emphasis shouldn't be on discovering who you are (what is buried beneath) but on facilitating the emergence of what you'd like to experience.

Our identity should be seen as an ongoing process. Rather than a static snapshot, we should embrace a flowing sense of self, whereby we are perpetually re-framing, re-organizing, re-thinking and re-considering ourselves. How different would life be if rather than asking who am I, we contemplated how we'd like to engage life? A sense of inadequacy often informs the question around "Who am I?" As people engage the deepening complexity of understanding themselves, they would fare much better to devote themselves to the unfiolding process of life. Witnessing our thoughts, not reacting out of old habit, and becoming present enable us to better craft our lives. As such, the identity that we seek fires the wave of life, enriched by the flow.

Imagine that you've been in prison for twenty years, incarcerated since the age of eighteen. You literally have no adult life experience outside of the penitentiary. Your sense of self is tragically limited. You might ask yourself, "Who am I? This would likely provoke a fragile sense of self that paradoxically might leave you most apprehensive about your imminent release. You'd hardly choose to remain imprisoned until you could find your identity. You'd have to permit that new sense of self to flow from your new experiences.

Upon divorce, many people, mostly women, are often confronted with a distressing thought. They claim that they don't know who they are. More to the point, they may not know who they are as a single, autonomous adult, not partnered.  After all, how could they?  Rather than remaining mired in fear, you'd need to summon up a sense of wonder and adventure. There is a new sense of self waiting to be born. You get to re-craft yourself along the way.

At the other end of the identity continuum are those who claim to know themselves so well. This other extreme also signifies a fragility about one's identity. To know yourself so well leaves no room for growth. Even more, it suggests a deep vulnerability that is being defended against, as if it were too dangerous to take a closer look.

It makes perfect sense to seek a deeper sense of self. To become intimately aware of your thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears is obviously advisable. The key is to engage your sense of self as malleable, more like a willow tree than a sturdy oak. The willow is flexible and survives the storm as it bends with the wind, whereas the more rigid oak is more likely to crack.

The universe purportedly exists in a state of flowing potential. And it is essential to understand that we are indeed part of that universe. The goal then is to access that potential, keeping the parts of our identity that continue to serve us well and shedding the old, habitual pieces that constrain us. This process is known as positive disintegration. This permits us to find balance between the extremes and enter into a relationship with self that commits to our personal and spiritual evolution.

This is an interesting exercise I heard on one of my favorite radio stations many moons ago while I was crafting my magical items one afternoon. I stopped in my tracks right then, grabbed a pen and paper and began to listen to the soft and comforting voice which was streaming through the airways into my world, offering me the opportunity to find out who I was. I was excited to hear the questions!

You will ask yourself two questions and write them down on a piece of paper, and as you ask yourself these questions, what comes to mind first is your answer. These answers will pertain to who you are on a spiritual level, how "you" see yourself in terms of your moral characteristics, what you think of yourself in terms of who you are. Not what you may think others think of you. For instance, if you think of yourself as a competitive person, your answer might be competitive. If you perceive yourself as being loving or caring, your answer might be kind or gracious. If you perceive yourself as being stubborn, then your answer is stubborn closed minded. The idea of this exercise is to answer the questions with honesty, no matter what the answer may be, so that you may reveal to yourself who you really are. This is a great exercise that reminded me once again, to remember, embrace and re-discover my true identity and my spiritual essence. But this one really hit home for me, which is why I want you to try it. Its so easy and you might find yourself doing this perhaps annually to just, step back, and reevaluate any changes that you have made, re-discovering yourself again, and how you have flexed with the ebb and flow, much like the willow Tree. Be honest and write down the first thing that pops into your mind.

So, sitting quietly with pen and paper, ask yourself those two questions:

* I am?

* What am I?

Now, how do you feel about those two answers, those two words you just wrote down?

Once I wrote down the answers to these two simple questions, I felt empowered and happy inside! And suddenly I am reminded of the power and spiritual essence of Nancy. The answers to those two questions for me, and I don't mind sharing were:

What I am? STRONG

So there you have it. Your first name is "I am?" and your last name is "What I am?" So in this exercise, my name is "Honesty Strong". And frankly, thats better than Mean Bitch, Dishonest Thief or Nagging Housewife right? And if you find that the answers to the questions aren't quite what you expected, then therein lies your enlightenment that you may feel it necessary to make changes in your life to create the divine spiritual essence you seek to be. The idea here is to be completely honest, with yourself. Don't sugar coat your thoughts for the sake of making yourself feel or look good. This is your own personal exercise which need not be shared with others. It is the mirror which will allow you to take a good hard look at who you really are, how you may or may not be perceived by others, and your true spiritual essence at this moment in your life.

Please feel free to share your thoughts or even share your answers with a comment ~ Love and blessings to all ~