Boys of Summer Spread

Boys of Summer Tarot Spread

Inspired by the Boys of Summer by Don Henley this little spread will help you connect to the vibes of summer and take them with you when summer is over.

Perfect for the Summer Solstice or those warm lazy days soaking up the sun's rays in the backyard while you sip on crystal infused ice tea. :D

If you try this spread out be sure to tag me in your pics on Instagram!

There are loads more spreads to get your paws on over at the Start-Here page.

With love, light and neverending summer vibes,

Vix

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Hazy Shade of Winter Spread

Hazy Shade of Winter Tarot Spread

Inspired by the Bangle's Hazy Shade of Winter (yes I know Simon & Garfunkel did it first), here's a spread that's perfect for wintry days, the Winter Solstice or anytime you want to check in with yourself while sitting on the couch under a blanket with a mug of tea. 

If you dig the spread you can find a whole list of my spreads on the Start-Here page.

And if you wanna share your readings on Instagram be sure to tag me in your pics so I can find you! :D

Here's a pic of me and Vicki Peterson from the Bangles from like 10 years ago! x

Here's a pic of me and Vicki Peterson from the Bangles from like 10 years ago! x

With love, light and hazes clearing,

Vix

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Wonder Woman Tarot and/or Oracle Spread

Wonder Woman Tarot Spread

If you haven't seen Wonder Woman yet, get thee to a cinema ASAP and enjoy the girl power delights for your eyes!

If you're ready for the divine feminine to rise, you're going to freaking love this film.

I took my mum to see it the other day and my inner Goddess was like "yeaaaaaaaaaah giiirrrrrrrrrl" through the whole thing.

Also, did anyone else have major Atlantean flashbacks during the scenes on Themyscira? :O

Anyway, let's get down to bizniz!

This spread, inspired by Wonder Woman is perfect for trying times, times of battle or difficulty, times when you're starting to feel exhausted from fighting the patriarchy or generally when you feel you could use some Wonder Woman energy.

You can use Tarot or Oracle cards, or a combo of both. Whatever deck you have to hand is perfect. :)

 

Card one: Headband: What is your intuition telling you?

Sometimes when we're fighting something or someone, we can get so caught up in the situation that we forget to check in with what our intuition and guidance is telling us about the way through.

This card will help you reconnect to your own intuition and guidance about the issue at hand.

 

Card two: Shield: What do you need to protect?

When moving through challenges, protection is vital. This card can help you to see what it is that needs to be protected at this time.

 

Card three: Lasso: What do you need to sacrifice?

In all battles there are always things we need to sacrifice in order to win the war. This card will help you see what it is that you need to gracefully sacrifice in order to move forward.

 

Card four: Sword: What are you fighting for?

When we've been fighting for a while we can start to forget how we even got there, and what we're even fighting for. This card can help you to see what the big picture of the situation is.

 

Card five: Armbands: How can you deflect negativity?

You can't win a battle if you're getting hit by energy bullets. This card can help you to see how you can deflect negativity around you so you can stand in your power and light.

 

Please tag me if you share your reading on Instagram so I can find you! :D

If you liked this spread and want more, head to the Start Here page for a list of all spreads on this blog.

And if you fancy a reading with me check out the New Age Hipster Shop.

With so much love, light and divine feminine power,

Vix

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How to stay spiritual on vacay

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Let's face it, keeping up with all your woo when you're at home in your regular routine can be difficult enough at times. Add in some travel plans, changes of time zones, jet-lag, staying with friends or family and a busy itinerary into the mix and it's near impossible for even the most spiritually practised of us to keep up with our regular woo routine.

But it doesn't have to be like that! Here are some of my fave ways to stay spiritual while I'm on vacay, travelling, or just away from home for any reason...

When you check in and they tell you your room is number 1111! :O

When you check in and they tell you your room is number 1111! :O

Keep it real

Accept that fact that your usual two hours, one hour or even half an hour of yoga, meditation, card slinging and journalling is probably just not going to happen while you're on the road.

Keep your expectations about what you're really going to be able to do woo-wise realistic and you won't find yourself having a freak out on day four of your vacay because you packed all your gear and haven't done any yoga yet. 

 

Meditate in bed

I find that if I stay lying down in bed, I tend to fall asleep again, but if I sit up and meditate for a few minutes it works quite well! If you're still going to fall asleep, get out of bed and just plonk yourself down on the floor for a few minutes before you start your day.  

 

Don't neglect your energy

It literally only takes a few seconds to ground, clear and protect your energy. I like to do this in bed before I get up in the morning when I'm travelling as a kind of non-negotiable.

You can literally just say "my energy is grounded, clear and protected" in your head or out loud before getting out of bed and it totally makes a difference. Add some visualisations if you fancy it, but even just a quick affirmation can be enough. Find out more about how to protect your energy in my free e-book How to Stay Shiny. :D

 

Sneak around

One time I woke up super early while I was in Apollo Bay and so I snuck out of my hotel room and went down to the beach to meditate. :D 

It can be fun to sneak off somewhere when others are asleep, or doing something else with their time, but leave a note so they know where you are. #SafetyFirst! 

Apollo bay later that day... x

Apollo bay later that day... x

Talk to your guides and angels in the shower

This is one of my fave places to have a chat with my team anyway, but when you're on vacay it can often be the only time you really have to yourself! Uh, unless you're not showering alone, but anyway...

I like to just say hey to my team, call them in by name and then ask for what I need and what I'd like help with.

 

Pack a travel altar

A travel altar can be a neat way to set yourself up to do some spiritual check-ins while you're away

Include a candle, matches (lighters don't fly too well!), cloth, mini statues, prayer cards, a few tumble stones or whatever else feels right to take with you.

Be mindful that some countries won't let you bring in plant and animal products like sage, palo santo, feathers etc., so check before you travel.

 

Wear your crystals

I don't know about you, but I have a pretty decent crystal collection. It kind of freaks me out when I have to pack for a trip because I will miss all my crystal babies! I tend to only pack a few tumble stones and wands and take my favourite wearable crystals instead.

 

Visit churches and sacred sites

If you should find yourself in a church or at a sacred site take it as a chance to check in and connect. Take a moment to sit down at a pew, sit in silence at a stone circle or light a candle in a cathedral.

Quick check in at Maen Llia, Wales. x

Quick check in at Maen Llia, Wales. x

Tarot Apps

If you don't want to carry around all your decks while travelling, there are some awesome Tarot apps around, and many are even free! Some of my faves are the Golden Thread Tarot, the Kawaii Tarot and the Tarot of the Holy Light.

 

Books

While you might just wanna chill with some trashy romance, why not take your latest spiritual read to the beach, pool or log fire?

 

Travel yoga

Take a travel yoga mat and if you have WiFi check out some of Adrienne's yoga on the road videos or try Movement for Modern Life's quickies whenever you have a chance.

 

Enjoy being human

A big part of the human experience is to enjoy being human. Don't get too caught up with trying to keep up with your spiritual stuff that you forget to chill, have fun being human and enjoy your vacay! 

 

With so much love, light and good vacay vibes,

Vix

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Reading with the NewAgeHipster InstaOracle on the beach. :D

Reading with the NewAgeHipster InstaOracle on the beach. :D

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?

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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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