Girlboss Tarot or Oracle Spread for goal-getters + big dreamers

Girlboss tarot spread new age hipster

Have y'all been watching Girlboss on Netflix?

It's the (real loose) retelling of Sophia Amoruso's dumster diving to riches story of how she became an eBay selling legend in her own lunch time with her biz Nasty Gal.

An entrepreneur after my own heart, Sophia's story was super inspiring and I thought what better way to connect to my own inner girlboss than through a Tarot (or Oracle or whatever cards you want to use!) Spread?

So grab your favourite deck, your journal and a cuppa and let's tune into our big dreams!

Here's one I made earlier with the Cosmic Tarot x

Here's one I made earlier with the Cosmic Tarot x

Card one: What's your current greatest strength?

I added "current" to this because it changes right? This card will let you know what strength you're working with right now, what strength you can call on to help you make your dreams come true.

I got the Devil. Whaaat? But actually this is pretty cool, because it means my current strength is breaking the chains that have been holding me back, and helping others to do the same! Wahoo!

 

Card two: What are your potential distractions?

When you're working towards your dreams you can be sure distractions are going to come up from time to time. This card will show you what to watch out for.

The Emperor reversed for me suggests that time management and general organisational skills can be my downfall! Oh, and a reminder not to get carried away with stationary shopping.

 

Card three: How can you stay focused on your goals and dreams?

Oh it's hard to stay focused on your big dreams some days! This card will give you some insight into how you can stay on track.

I got the Queen of Pentacles reversed.  A message for me to make sure I'm focusing on the right things. Not getting too caught up in my own abundance stuff, but creating from the heart.

 

Card four: What is your big why?

The big why for me is the real reason for why I'm doing what I'm doing. This card can help you work out what you're really hustling for.

I got the Sun! Naaaw. My big why is all about spreading the love and light, shining the light for others and being happy. :)

 

Card five: How can you keep strong and loving boundaries?

Having great boundaries is one of the best ways to protect your own energy and keep your cup full. This card will clue you into the best way for you to do that at this time.

I got the Queen of Wands. I can maintain my boundaries by saying yes to the things I really want to do, and gracefully saying no to to things that don't fire me up. Follow the fire!

 

Card six: What step/s do you need to take towards your dreams?

Pretty straight forward, here comes your action steps towards making this shiz happen!

I got the Five of Pentacles reversed. Ah, still some work to do around my own money stuff, beliefs, programming and fears. My action steps are internal, but yours could be more external!

 

I hope this spread helps you to get more in touch with your inner #Girlboss!

Please tag me in your pics on Instagram or let me know in the comments how this spread worked out for you!

You can find all my other spreads on the Start Here page!

And if you want to delve deeper and grab a reading with me you can do that by hitting up the New Age Hipster Shop.

 

With so much love, light and dreamy boss vibes,

Vix

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Ten Truths to take on your Spiritual Journey

ten truths to take on the spiritual path blog by Vix from New Age Hipster

The Spiritual Journey is a winding, twisty road. It's not very straight forward at all, and if you decide to embark upon it (or continue forward on it if you are already on it!) you can be really useful to have some tools and truths in your back pocket as you travel.

This is in no way a definitive list, and it's also wise to remember that my truth is not necessarily your truth. Some of these might resonate with you, some might not. That's all good, and a big part of truth number two.

I thought I'd share some of the truths that help me stay on my own path, walking forward with love and light, compassion and kindness in my step (mostly). Maybe some of these will help you too. 

 

ONE: The spiritual path is not a competition

Spirituality is not a competition. Being "more spiritual" than someone else isn't really a thing, and anyone who says or alludes to the fact that they are more spiritual than someone else is actually probably not really all that spiritual.

There is no hierarchy when it comes to how spiritual you are. 

You are just as much a light being in a human body as everybody else is.

It's totally OK if this doesn't happen to you during meditation. (Source: Giphy) x

It's totally OK if this doesn't happen to you during meditation. (Source: Giphy) x

TWO: everyone is on their own journey

I don't  have all the answers, but I do sure as shizzle know that my path is different from everyone else's. 

Thinking that others should be walking the path you are walking is all kinds of whack. 

Giving people space to have the experiences they choose for themselves is super powerful.

Of course when we see something really dodgy going on, we should always do our best to speak up and out about it, but there are some things we just can't change about other people, and it's not our job to do it anyway.

Using this as a mantra can be super helpful if you're struggling with people who really rub you up the wrong way. You can't change other people, but you can try to change how you see their actions

 

THREE: Other spiritual paths, religions and belief systems are not "Wrong", and yours is not "right"

Some people won't like this one, and that's OK. But I personally believe that it doesn't matter what God you pray to, what magical path you follow or if you don't even

Your way isn't the right way, it's just the right way for you. 

Someone else's way isn't wrong, it's just wrong for you.

As long as you are trying to be a decent human and do right to other humans, who cares what deities are on your altar?

 

FOUR: Persecution affects everyone

In my experience (which I get is very different from everyone else's) I was actually victimised because of my spiritual path way more when I was a Christian than I get now that I'm a professional Tarot Reader with my face all over the internet.

Once I had a man in Tesco yell at me because I was wearing a cross. Interestingly, that has never happened when I've worn a pentagram.

Maybe a pentagram is a better protective symbol, but I dunno.

Anyway, the point is, yes, you've probably been persecuted in this life and in others for being a witchy woo woo. But you'd be persecuted in this life no matter what your path was, and you've probably also had past lives in which you've been persecuted for being Jewish, had your throat slit while praying to Jesus at the church altar (just me?). 

 

FIVE: Embracing the shadow is legit

Some people think Lightworkers don't do shadow work, well some of us do. A lot.

Getting down and dirty with the dark side of yourself can be incredibly enlightening.

Noticing your own shizzle, making changes if you feel you want to, and loving yourself anyway is a pretty quick way towards feeling lighter and shinier. 

Shadowhunting is super fun! :D (Giphy) x

Shadowhunting is super fun! :D (Giphy) x

SIX: a spiritual practice is about more than connecting to the divine

Having a spiritual practice is about more than just offering up cookies to the Fae or pulling some NewAgeHipster InstaOracle cards.

A spiritual practice is about checking in with yourself, checking in on your own energy and making sure you're in the best energetic shape possible to move forward and do the things you need to do.

Mega downloads from your angels and guides are just a bonus.

 

SEVEN: You are not here to save the whole world

Many Lightworkers, Starseeds and Earth Angels (or whatever you want to call yourself!) feel like they are literally here to save the world.

Well, you are here to save the world, but so are millions of other people.

So you really only have to do your part. Your part is enough.

 

EIGHT: Abundance is a way of life, not something to just ask for at the Full Moon

I spent a really long time calling in abundance before my guides smacked me over the head like "it's already here Vix, hellooooo?"

Abundant living means living with a grateful heart.

It means asking for what you need, but not going crazy with requests for a million dollars while you ignore the smaller cheques coming through the door.

If you don't feel abundant with what you have and where you're at right now, a million bucks isn't going to change that.

 

NINE: You can change your karma, path and destiny (mostly)

I love reading Tarot because I feel like we get a little glimpse into possible outcomes and that's kind of fun!

But it's also super empowering to remember that those outcome cards are just possible potentials

You have the power to create your life into whatever you want it to be. (Mostly).

 

TEN: Standing in your power is not about taking away the power of others

There is a big shift going on right now and we're all becoming way more connected to our own power.

But we also need to hold space for everyone else to stand in their power.

Standing in your power doesn't mean you're standing on top of a mountain above other people. It means looking out at all the other people standing on their own mountains, and thinking how cool it is. It means cheer-leading for the people who are still climbing, and for the people who sometimes fall off.

We're all wearing the same jackets... (Giphy) x

We're all wearing the same jackets... (Giphy) x

So, what do you think of my list? I'd love to know what you think in the comments, and please add your favourite spiritual truths too! :)

If you're feeling my vibe, you can find out all about how to work with me here.

With love, light and loving truths,

Vix

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Full Moon Magic Spread for Tarot + Oracle x

Full Moon Magic Tarot Spread

I made a full moon releasing spread aaaages ago and I thought it could be time to make a new one! :D

The spread is ideally used in conjunction with the powerful energy of the full moon! But, you know, you can really do it anytime, especially if you're wanting to clear, release and set intentions.

You can use any deck of your choosing - Tarot, Oracle, Angel or NewAgeHipster InstaOracle :P

Pour yourself a magical tea brew and let's get started...

Here's one I made earlier with the Robin Wood Tarot x

Here's one I made earlier with the Robin Wood Tarot x

CARD ONE: Where are you at this full moon?

This card will show you where you're at, what you most need to know about your present energy and/or situation.

I got Page of Swords reversed. This feels like it's about a resistance to clearing and moving through some gunky energy that's been holding me in place.

 

CARD TWO: What needs to be seen and known tonight?

This card is all about what you need to see and know, what are you ignoring? What are you unaware of that you need to bring to the surface? Sometimes this is intentionally an ignoring or pushing down of things we don't want to look at, other times it could be something we are not aware of, but need to be.

I got Ten of Cups, a kick in the pants to stay in gratitude!

 

CARD THREE: What needs to be released?

What are you being called on to clear and release this full moon? It could be something recent, or something from your past or even past lives!

I got Six of Cups reversed. Time to take off those rose coloured glasses of the past and send them into the light!

 

CARD FOUR: What energy do you need to call in?

This could be about calling in a particular energy to work with such as a deity or guide, or it may be about calling in a particular trait or mindset.

I got the Six of Pentacles. Abundance mindset coming in!

 

CARD FIVE: What intentions need to be set?

This card can help you to set a clear and aligned intention for this moon cycle. Feel free to pull more cards here to get extra clear too!

I got the Hermit reversed and for me this is about finding balance within and in my life.

 

CARD SIX: What magic will be made?

Oooh, so this is where we can check in with potential outcomes of the magic we will make this full moon. You can also choose this card face up from your deck if you'd like to add a touch of extra magic to this reading!

I got the Knight of Wands reversed. The magic I will make is all about getting back on the horse and moving forward again with my goals and dreams!

 

Let me know how this spread works for you! :D And please do tag me in your pics if you share them on Instagram!

With so much love, light and magic,

Vix

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What's up with Psychic Attack?

psychic attack

I was chatting with some peeps on the Spiritual Journey Pitstop group this morning about psychic attack and I found I had so much to say on the topic so I thought I'd put it all in a post for y'all!

 

Does it actually exist?

Well, like everything in the spiritual world, it’s different for everyone.

I know plenty of people who think psychic attack doesn’t exist, because they have never experienced it and/or give it no attention or power and so are therefore not affected by it.

Kind of like with protecting your energy.

Some people have the belief that they don’t need to protect their energy and so they don’t need to. Other people (like yours truly over here) feel empowered by visualisations of light bubbles, magic cloaks and calling in Archangel Michael for protective vibes. Doesn’t mean we’re giving away our power to the idea we need to be protected, it’s just a different way of working with energy.

If you don’t think psychic attack is real, or it’s never affected you, cool. I’m glad you don’t have to worry about this shiz.

If you think you are being affected by it, or just want to know WTF it is so you can identify it in future, please read on!

(And as always, like everything I talk about, take what resonates, leave the rest.)

 

What is psychic attack?

If you resonate as an Empath or a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) or even if you don’t, you'll probably be down with the  idea that we can all pick up on other people’s energy.

Psychic attack is when you’re picking up on negative vibes that have been specifically sent to you.

 

Why does this happen?

I have found that the closer I get to my purpose, the more on my path that I am, the more connected I become with my spiritual team and the more I put myself out there, the more susceptible I am to psychic attack.

Taylor Swift sums this up better than I can, she says “don’t you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine”. True dat Tay Tay! x

 

Who’s sending me this shizzle?

Psychic attack can come from many different places. Yes, it can come from ghosts, aliens and other negative or low energy that’s hanging out at your place, or around you, but those situations are pretty rare.

Peeps doing bad juju and woo woo on you is a thing too, but again, not very common really.

Most of the time, psychic attack comes from people you know, or people who’ve seen you online, sending you negative vibes.

I really don’t think most people do this with an intent to “attack” you, it’s just that you might be bringing up a lot of stuff for them, negative stuff, which they then direct at you, instead of opening up to see in themselves what’s going on.

Jealousy, judgement, comparison, the internet is rife with it. If you’re on the internet and you’re sensitive, you’re probably picking it up.

There are some people out there who will go the next step, competitors who dislike all your YouTube videos (yep, I’ve been there!) and people who post hater comments. Those hater comments can be pretty mean, imagine what kind of energy is hanging out behind the mean comments being directed at you.

In real life you have friends who no longer vibe with what you’re doing, think you’ve changed or whatever and so throw energetic shade your way, bitching about you to anyone who will listen. Even our besties can get jealous or pissed off and sometimes the closet to us are the ones that can throw the biggest energetic spit balls.

People who met you once and made some snap judgements on who you were as a person and now every time they see you in their feed they roll their eyes.

Psychic attack can be from one person’s pretty strong energetic shade throwing, or a whole bunch of negativity thrown your way can create a collective cloud of bad woo hanging over your head.

Honour your feelings, but question where they come from... with the #NewAgeHipsterInstaOracle x

Honour your feelings, but question where they come from... with the #NewAgeHipsterInstaOracle x

How do I know if I’ve been “attacked”?

The symptoms of psychic attack are different for everyone.

There are loads of blog posts out there with a list of symptoms and while that can be somewhat useful, if you do have physical symptoms that concern you or are having some really dark thoughts that are consuming you, honestly, go and see someone qualified to help you.

When I’ve been psychically attacked, I feel low. Like I don’t want to get out of bed, I have super low energy and no motivation to do stuff, especially work or anything productive.

And it’s usually for no apparent reason whatsoever.

Sometimes it’s grey and rainy, something is going on cosmically or I have other stuff going on in my life and it’s like, OK, that makes sense that I feel a little low. But psychic attack usually turns up when actually, things are going pretty well.

Again, if something is up with your energy levels and it sticks around for longer than a few days, you might want to check in with your doctor.

Palo Santo, one of my fave clearing tools - waft around your aura, laptop and iPhone x

Palo Santo, one of my fave clearing tools - waft around your aura, laptop and iPhone x

What can I do about it?

Forgive whoever sent this and send them love

Most people throwing etheric daggers at you are really just transferring their own stuff onto you. People who are happy and doing well in life don’t tend to send bad vibes to other people.

 

Work with Archangel Michael to remove etheric daggers.

Put on some meditation music, call in the big guy and then visualise him removing any daggers in your back, or anywhere else they have been stuck in. Visualise your energetic skin healing over and be nice and gentle with yourself for a few days afterwards.

 

Clear your energy

Other ways to clear your energy can include salt baths, smudging, going outside, reiki yourself or grab yourself a reiki, healing or reading session with someone you trust.

Make sure to clear your home and workplace too. A smudge spray can be useful for work!

 

Look at your own stuff

Sometimes we actually attract negativity because we’ve been sending it out too. Ouch! But seriously, just take a minute to consider where you might be sending negative vibes and set an intention to notice when you're doing that. We are all human, we all do this from time to time, but we can try to be better when we notice we're being jerks.

 

Protect, ground and clear your own energy every single day.

When you work with your own energy on the daily this kind of stuff just doesn’t happen so much, or when it does, it doesn’t affect you anywhere near as badly. Knowing your own energy can help you realise when stuff just isn’t yours.

Also include your online spaces in your protection rituals!

If you need help with this, check out my free eBook How to Stay Shiny: a quick start guide to energetic and psychic protection or my Woo Woo 101 course if you want to get really serious about working with your own energy!

 

Light

Turning on some lights, lighting some candles and visualising light filling yourself and your home does wonders.

Sleep with fairy lights on. 

 

Rest

One of the best ways I know to refill my energetic cup is to just chill the eff out. No scary movies though, K?

 

Reclaim your power

It can be easy to become kind of obsessed with the idea that bad vibes are being sent to you from all directions and slide down the victim hole a little.

Take some time out to clear and recharge, but remember that you have the power to deflect the negativity that comes your way.

Stand in your power and shout to the sky “you have no power over me!” Or you know, whatever your version of that is. 

It can still take a few days for you to be back to normal, but reminding the universe of your own power is damn effective!

 

Have you ever felt like you’ve been psychically attacked? What did you do about it? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below! Or come chat in the SPJ group with us!

And if you are feeling low and need some help getting back to your shiny self, you can grab a reading or a mentoring session with me over in the New Age Hipster Shop.

With so much love, light and protection vibes,

Vix

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WTF is a Christian Witch?

WTF is a Christian Witch?

I had the pleasure of hanging out with Lisa Lister this week at a very cool blogger event put on by Hay House UK to chat about her new book Witch.

I have a funny relationship with the word witch. 

I honestly have a funny relationship with all the words that we use to describe who we are.

I mean, how can one word, or label, actually really explain to the whole world what we're about?

I went through a phase of not wanting to use any labels at all. "Don't put me in a box!" I'd scream. But sometimes finding a word, or words to describe who you are and what you're about can be really helpful. When someone asks "what's your spiritual path?" um-ing and ah-ing and responding with something about not doing labels doesn't really help anyone know what you're about, and when you run your own spiritual business it's kind of useful for people to know what you're about pretty quickly.

Having said all that, if you think labels are stupid and don't want one, that's cool too.

Mother Mary be my Matron Goddess! x (Pic from Google, if it's yours let me know so I can link you!) x

Mother Mary be my Matron Goddess! x (Pic from Google, if it's yours let me know so I can link you!) x

I resonate with a lot of different labels. Lightworker is one I use a lot because it's super vague, but kind of sums up what I do. I try to be a good person and help other people, to me that's what a Lightworker is. I call on Angels and work with lots of "light" energies, so it makes sense to call myself that. 

I also really like the term #LightWitch because the magic I make is all totally from the light baby! No hexing or negative magic here!

Lots of people dislike the term because they think Lightworkers ignore their shadow side, urgh, so not true though. You can't do Lightwork without doing shadow work my friends. When you really work with the Light OMG it lights up EVERYTHING

Another hashtag I use around the place is #ChristianWitch

So what's all that about huh? 

First off, a Christian Witch is something totally different to everyone who calls themselves one. So what I'm about to say, is just about my path. What you do as a Christian Witch might be totally different and that's awesome.

In my teens I discovered new age spirituality, Wicca and Witchcraft. It was AWESOME! Honestly, it kind of freaked me out, but I was totally into it.

I used to sit in my bedroom with my glitter nail polish covered kitchen knife athame and cast circles. 

A few years later I found myself running with a Christian crowd. They were an awesome bunch of people, some of them definitely soul family. We went to Bible study, put Cheezles out at youth group and I eventually ended up in the music ministry team singing my heart out for Jesus on the stage every Sunday.

Yep. 

I loved it. I even started looking into theology colleges and had some mad ideas about being a pastor of my own church.

Yep.

I loved the community, I honestly loved how I felt when I was in the presence of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I mean, woah, talk about stuff coming up to the surface to be cleared!

There was a lot of stuff that didn't totally resonate with me though. Clearly, that's why I'm here talking about Christian Witches.

I didn't love the dogma, the patriarchal structure of the church, the stuff about everyone else being wrong.

That just didn't vibe.

I kept talking to Jesus for a while, and then I just started talking to God.

Witches unite! Whatever kind of Witch you are! With Lisa Lister. x

Witches unite! Whatever kind of Witch you are! With Lisa Lister. x

My spiritual path lay dormant for a good few years until I moved to London and had a ghost in my flat. A proper full on, OMG there is stuff moving around my room at night, someone knocking on my door when no one is there, why do I always feel like I'm being watched, books falling of the shelves kind of ghost.

I went to Shepherd's Bush market and bought a whole bunch of Hoodoo candles, a rosary, a cross that I didn't take off for a good solid six months, a picture of Jesus for the wall and I went wild. I called on angels, I talked to the ghost, I contacted mediums, I was baaaaack!

I can only imagine what my new housemates thought of me with Jesus and rosaries hanging on the wall and white sage smoke bellowing out from under the door.

It just made sense for me to do it all. 

I do witchy things. But I do them with Jesus and Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene by my side.

I read the bible sometimes, but I think mostly it's a really old book that's been translated too many times to be that accurate.

I call on the Christ Consciousness to help me be a better person, more Christ-like, nicer to people, less of a dick.

I do candle magic and spells with herbs, oils and petitions, but I call it "making prayer candles".

I make potions and call them "magic mists".

I call on the Holy Spirit to clear my energy.

I call on Gaia to ground me.

I bow down to ancient standing stones.

I call on the Saints and Angels for different purposes, but I also call on Lakshmi and Ganesha and Saint Brigid and the Ancestors and Star Ancestors.

I draw a pentagram on my door each night before I go to sleep for protection.

I call on Saint Christopher whenever I travel.

I walk through the woods and make offerings to trees and the Fae.

I read Tarot.

I work with the cycles of the moon for manifestation.

I wear a Saint Michael pendant for protection with a black onyx heart.

The power of Saints and Gemstones! x

The power of Saints and Gemstones! x

I'm basically a spiritual hot mess.

But aren't we all?

Being a Christian Witch is about calling it all in from wherever it comes from and feeling the connection to both sides of the fence. 

It's a tough one to navigate. Christians and Witches haven't always had a great relationship. I feel like I'm clearing the karma on that one prayer candle/spell at a time.

I know there's gonna be people out there who aren't gonna vibe with what I'm doing, to you I say go forth and find your own strange and wonderful spiritual path!

In times passed I would have been in a lot of trouble for saying "Christian Witch" like it's a thing.

And you know, it's still only a small part of who I am and what I'm about.

I'm a Christian Witch.

I'm a Witch.

I'm an Eclectic Witch

I'm a Lightworker.

I'm a Light Witch.

I'm Spiritual.

I'm a Starseed.

I'm an Earth Angel.

I'm a Hufflepuff.

 

How do you feel about the Witch word? Are you a witch? How do you feel about reclaiming the power of the witch?

Lisa Lister's book Witch is all about claiming it back and calling back your power no matter what kind of witch you are. 

You can pre-order the book right now and be sure to check out the free Cauldron Conversations e-book 'cos I'm in it! :D

 

With so much love and witch light,

Vix

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13 Reasons Why Spread for Tarot + Oracle x

13 Reasons Why Tarot Spread

13 Reasons Why is my current Netflix crush.

If you need a heads up, the story is basically about Hannah, a girl in High School who commits suicide and leaves behind a bunch of tapes that share her story, the people and events that contributed to her decision.

There has been some controversy around the fact that the show doesn't really explore the issue of depression and mental illness and instead just focuses on the bullying she experienced. I do agree with this personally, but I also think it's a great show in that it challenges us to think about how we interact with others, and how this may affect them more than we realise.

This spread gives us an opportunity to check ourselves when it comes to our own relationships.

I made this one with the Enchanted Tarot x

I made this one with the Enchanted Tarot x

1. PLAY: what energy is at play in your current relationships?

This card will let you know what the main theme that's weaving through your relationships at present.

 

2. REWIND: how can you forgive yourself and others for past stuff?

People can be real jerks to each other, we can be real jerks too. How can you begin to put this behind you?

 

3. STOP: what do you need to stop doing in relationships?

We often like to play the victim, but sometimes we do stuff we need to stop doing too.

 

4. FAST FORWARD: how can you make your current relationships move forward?

This card will show you what action you can take to make your relationships awesome sauce.

 

5. TURN OVER: what new leaf can you turn over in your relationships?

This card can basically show you how to be a better friend and lover.

 

6. CHANGE TAPE: what new energy do you need to bring into your relationships?

This card will let you know what new energy, thoughts and beliefs about your relationships would be good to bring in, whether it's calling in new friends, going out to that speed dating event or rekindling the spark, new energy can really boost our relationships!

 

For all my other spreads head here, and you can get a reading with me here.

With love, light and awesome relationships,

Vix

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Breaking Free with the Devil

Breaking Free with the Devil New Age Hipster

We're back with another episode of Scary Tarot Cards and today we're going to hang out with the Devil.

This is one of the cards in the tarot that people kind of freak over.

While many of us are aware that the Devil is really just an olde worlde Christian construct to make the Pagan God Pan out to be evil, we have still been so programmed to see the Devil as "evil" or "bad" that turning this guy over in a reading can give some of us a bit of a fright.

Instead of losing your shiz when you see this guy in your reading, here's some really simple and higher vibe ways to think about the Devil Tarot card...

The Devil from the Robin Wood Tarot x

The Devil from the Robin Wood Tarot x

 

Controlling relationships

The Devil often comes up in readings for clients when there's an element of control present. While this card sometimes tells us that there is abuse present, more often than not I find this card comes up when there is an energy of one person having the upper hand in other ways.

So if you ask about your new guy/girl and pull this card, be discerning and keep yourself safe, but also have a think about the power balance. Are you always waiting for him/her to text you back? Playing the "don't text until Wednesday" game? Or how about always letting them choose what you watch on TV? Or maybe you just generally feel like you're more into them than they are with you.

This can also come up in friendships where there is an imbalance of power and also for stuff going on in family relationships.

We can also be the Devil in relationships. Are you trying too hard to control the person you're with? 

It's always useful when big cards like the Devil come up to pull more cards around the issue to really work out what's going on, instead of just having a freak out and thinking the worst.

 

Stuck

I speak to a lot of people in my work who feel very stuck in their present situation. Whether it's where they live, the job they are in, or life in general.

We tend to blame things - money, or lack thereof, other people, our family, our partner, our lack of confidence and self-esteem when we're feeling this way.

Sometimes this is useful in identifying what's keeping you stuck, but it's also worth remembering that most of the time, the Devil is your own stuff, your own limiting beliefs about yourself. 

When we feel stuck, the Devil represents whatever it is that is keeping us where we are. You can always pull another card or even do a whole spread to help you pin point what is holding you down and how to release yourself from it.

 

Addictions

The Devil can also represent addictions. While there are the big ones - drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, there are also other addictions that can keep us trapped.

Being addicted to checking Instagram, addictions to coffee, procrastination or certain types of behaviours.

Pull more cards around this if you need to and ask how you or the person you are reading for can begin to heal and recover from THEIR addictions.

 

Fear

I've seen the Devil come up often to represent general fear energy.

Fear can be a powerful messenger for us at times. It can show us where we're stuck, where we are feeling scared and anxious, and what we are really afraid of. Looking our fears in the face can be powerful and freeing, so if you have some fear to feel and work through, the Devil may let you know.

 

Breaking Free

Although the Devil card can absolutely show us our addictions, who or what is controlling us or what we're trying to control, our fear stuff and where we are stuck in life, what I love the most about the Devil card is the opportunity to break free.

When the Devil card comes up you have two choices. You can read it as "you are trapped" or "you can break free".

Breaking Free with the Devil Tarot Card x

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this card! Let me know in the comments what comes up for you when you see the Devil card in your readings.

You can find the other Scary Tarot Cards posts here.

If you'd like to get a personal reading with me you can do that by heading to the shop.

 

With so much love, light and breaking free,

Vix

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Tarot + Oracle Reading | April 2017

The Enchanted Tarot + NewAgeHipster InstaOracle

The Enchanted Tarot + NewAgeHipster InstaOracle

Check out the video below for the full reading...

Oracle: Board Games

Pretty obvious this one. Quite frankly, we are just not having enough fun. We talk all the time about taking time out for the things that bring us joy and light us up, but honestly, how often do we do these things? Make sure you're making your own joy a priority this month!

 

Relationships: Four of Pentacles

It's time to let those people go. You know exactly who I'm talking about don't you? Hmmmm? It's not negative, it's no one's fault, it's just time to go your own way. Zero blame, self-blame or blaming the other person, just a whole bunch of release, K?

 

Career/Cash: Three of Swords + Six of Pentacles

This message was mega, and if you really want the full deets please watch the video! But basically, there's some pain and struggle for many of us right now with our money stuff. We're too focused on the wrong stuff. Check out this video on Manifesting from the heart. We have to move into more conscious awareness about what we're asking for and calling in.

 

Wellbeing: Four of Wands

Our wellbeing stuff is going really well you guys! The universe can see that we're working hard on looking after ourselves, making it a priority and it's a big thumbs up for us this month. Stay on the self-care path, you know what needs tweaking to start feeling even better.

 

Spirituality: the High Priestess

This was another big message this month. We are more connected than we've ever been before, and so many of us are now able to hear and trust our intuition in a new, clear and grounded way. We've been listening, we've been doing the work, and it's all starting to pay off. Trust the guidance you're getting and follow through, but give yourself some major props for the work you've been doing, whatever it's been for you!

 

If you'd like to grab a personal reading with me this month you can hook that up over at the New Age Hipster Shop.

 

With love, light and intuitive power,

Vix

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How to program crystals

How to program crystals by Vix from New Age Hipster

There is sooo much info on the internet about charging and programming crystals and I really just don't think it needs to be that hard.

I'm a big believer that intention is everything.

No matter what you're doing, whether it's working with crystals, calling in Angels and Guides, Manifesting some magic or whatever.

Your intention is way more powerful than which hand you use, what phrase you say and how many times you walk backwards around your favourite tree (I like three, but it really doesn't matter).

So when you're working with crystals it's the same deal.

Now of course, big disclaimer here, as always, you have to do what works for you.

If you really feel like you need to walk backwards around a tree four times and you think I'm crazy for only doing it three times, hey, go ahead and do what you need to do.

Personally I don't think you don't really need to program your crystals at all.

Ha, bet you thought this was going to be a post full of rituals and how-to's! :D

If you go to the crystal shop to buy some rose quartz you don't have to get it home and tell it that you want it to help you with your romantic situ and self-love stuff. That's kind of like telling your new jeans to cover your butt.

Crystal programming quote

When a crystal comes into my life it usually knows exactly what I need and just starts doing it. 

Whether I've been gifted it, picked it up in a shop or searched painstakingly on Etsy for the perfect piece. As soon as it's mine, it's mine, and it's ready to do what it needs to do for me in my life.

I do always clear my crystals when I get them though

Depending on what I feel I need to do with them when I get them, I will either pop them on my bookshelf, altar, desk or in with some other crystals to sort of welcome them into the family. I like to give them a chance to get used to my energy before I expect too much from them. I like to do this with Tarot decks too. Just let them settle in. Some crystals will settle in within minutes, others will take some time.

Now there are plenty of times when you might want to program your crystal for something really specific, and that's pretty much the only time I program my crystals.

If I'm making a crystal grid for prosperity for example, I will get my citrine out and with intention, spoken out loud or in my mind, I'll start creating my grid. Learn how to make crystal grids with me here!

If I'm going out into London on the weekend (which can be cray energetically!) I'll seek out my protective crystals and put them on with the intention that they are for protecting my energy for the day. 

That's it.

My fave protection combo! Black Onyx + Saint Michel x

My fave protection combo! Black Onyx + Saint Michel x

Honestly, it doesn't have to be any harder than that!

So, what do you think? I'm thinking some of you might be pretty hard-core crystal programmers, and that's cool too! We all have to do what works!

But for those of you who are confused or overwhelmed about the whole crystal programming thing, I hope this has simplified it. :)

For more crystal tips and tricks check out my e-course Totally Spiritual! We have a whole week set aside where I tell you just about everything I know about crystals. We clear, program (or not!), make grids, take baths, meditate and heal ourselves with crystals. And it's all old paradigm and dogma-free! :D

Find out more about me and what else I do here.

With so much love, light and rose quartz kisses,

Vix

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Riverdale Tarot + Oracle Spread x

Riverdale Tarot Spread

K, so I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one obsessing over the mystery of Jason Blossom down in Riverdale.

You probably knew it was only a matter of time before I created a Riverdale Tarot Spread, especially if you read my newsletter and are probably already sick of hearing about this "Riverdale" show.

I don't know why this show is so cool. It's like the characters from the Archie comics walked onto the set of Pretty Little Liars, and even though it should so not work, it totally does! I'm hooked.

Also, Luke Perry.

Anyway, whether you're a fan of the show or have no idea what I'm on about, doesn't matter. This is all about you and your own personal mysteries that need solving! 

Pour yourself a cuppa and go grab your tarot, oracle or NewAgeHipster InstaOracle deck and let's get cracking!

Here's one I did earlier with the NewAgeHipster InstaOracle x

Here's one I did earlier with the NewAgeHipster InstaOracle x

Card one: what mystery do you need to solve?

You might already have some stuff coming up for you that you can tap into here, otherwise you can just let the card fall and tell you what mystery is lying around unsolved in your life.

I pulled Path here. Guess I'm trying to solve the mystery of how to best move forward on my path...

 

Card two: who/what can you trust?

When trying to solve a mystery it's good to know who or what you can trust. This card will let you know who or what you can rely on.

I got waterfall and this feels like a reminder to trust the flow and cycles of my life, and also to trust all those magical downloads. To trust also it's OK to just stand still for a moment and figure out the next step.

 

Card three: who/what do you need to be discerning about?

Sadly, we can't always trust everyone and everything around us, especially when we're trying to solve mysteries. :/

I got Pier here, and this feels like I need to be discerning about staying too much in my comfort zone! Gah!

 

Card four: what truth lies at the heart of this mystery?

Ah the truth card! What is the truth of what's going on for you in your inner Riverdale right now?

I pulled Sunrise and this feels like light being shone on the path ahead! Hoorah! The mystery has been solved - just trust that light will be shone ahead of you. :D

 

Card five: how can you acknowledge this truth and move forward?

Acknowledging the truth can be hard, especially when it's something we really don't want to hear or deal with. This card will help you deal.

I got Rules. This feels like trusting my path and staying on the path, even when my inner teenager is like - screw it let's run away! :D

 

I hope this was useful to you! If you want to share your readings with me pop over to the Tarot Nerds Facebook group, or tag me in your pics on Instagram.

And if you want me to read your cards you can get all the deets here.

With so much love, light and mysteries solved,

Vix

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