Christian Witch Tarot or Oracle Spread

Christian Witch Tarot Spread

My post WTF is a Christian Witch has been viewed nearly 20k times this last year. It’s amazing to me how many people out there are vibing with this idea of being both a little bit witchy and a little bit Jesus-y.

I mostly just wrote that post as a way to process some of my own thoughts on the topic, so it’s kind of amazing to see just how many people resonated with it!

It was kind of a big deal to come out on the internet and tell everyone I’m a Christian Witch. Many of us are still hiding out a little bit, and that’s totally OK. Some of us are in the church, some of us are in covens, some of us (like me) have wondered off both paths and begun creating some weird winding path that goes between the two.

It can be a tricky path to navigate. The peeps on each side tend not to really get your other side.

And as someone who digs both the world of woo and witchcraft as well as being a bit of a Jesus freak it can be tough trying to blend your belief systems and make it work in a way that doesn’t feel conflicting.

So I made this tarot or oracle spread to help anyone who identifies as a Christian Witch, Christo-Pagan, whatever you want to call yourself or anyone who has a blended belief system to help you get a little more centred in your own beliefs and how to stand strong in who you are and what you believe.

You can use tarot, oracle, angel cards, or you could even try out your Jesus deck! :D

1. Where you're at on your Christian Witch journey

This is really just a check-in point to see how things are going for you on your personal magical path of faith.

2. How to stand strong in your own personal belief system

It is not always easy to stand in your power when your beliefs don’t fit in with what everyone else is doing, the message here will help you to know what you need to do to stay strong and grounded in your own truth and love.

3. How to honour and connect with the Goddess/Divine Feminine

You can specifically call in your deity of choice here (perhaps a message from Mother Mary or Mary Magdalene) or simply call on the divine mother. This card may show you how to honour and connect or may even give you some guidance as how to work with this energy too.

4. How to honour and connect with Jesus/Divine Masculine

Call on JC or a masculine energy of your choice. This card may also offer you some guidance when it comes to embodying the divine masculine in your own life.

5. How to find peace in your own heart

Something many of us Christian Witches struggle with is just feeling like we’re on the right path (for us!) and all is well. This card will give you some insight into how to trust and rest in your own heart space and faith.

6. How to connect deeper through prayer and/or spell work

Here you’ll receive some guidance about how to connect even deeper with your path through prayer or spell work. You may see here a way to connect deeper, something to focus on or even your next step.

If you dig this spread be sure to check out my totally free spreads e-book Tarot Spreads You Can’t Live Without (you can use it with oracle cards too!) and if you share on socials please do tag me so I can find you and say hey! I’m @newagehipster333 on Instagram and Facebook.

With so much love, light and magic,

Vix

x

New Age Hipster Radio Podcast | Episode 25 | Love Based Spiritual Business with Mariaestela

Mariaestela New Age Hipster Radio Podcast

It was such an honour to invite the incredible Mariaestela on to the podcast!

Mariaestela is a Spiritual Business Coach, Mentor, Catalyst & Facilitator as well as Host of the Show & Podcasts The Magdalene Voices and Spiritual Business w. Mariaestela.

Through 1:1 Sessions and Group Work she supports experienced, Soul driven, Heart based Entrepreneurs & Business Owners growing, expanding and shifting their businesses in new directions.

She’s followed the Priestess Path and gone through her fair share of rude awakenings and dark nights of her soul to arrive at the place and space, within as without where she, today, cannot imagine not blending, weaving and merging the worlds of seen and unseen, spirituality with practicality and magic with the mundane.

I absolutely adore Mariaestela’s work, I’ve taken her Mastery Through Love course which I highly recommend and I am also a regular listener (OK, huge fan!) of both her podcasts.

I vibe so strongly with her take on authentic love based business and I am sure wherever you are at in your business you are going to take away some nuggets of love, truth and inspiration from this episode!

In this podcast episode we talk about:

  • Creating and running an authentic love-based Spiritual Business

  • Non-attachment to our creations, content, numbers and who shows up for our work

  • Letting people both come in to and leave your work and community with love

  • Seeing your worth as more than “numbers”

  • Making business decisions based in love rather than fear

  • Being of service in business

  • Why it’s not about the money

  • And so, so much more!


Hang out with Mariaestela here:

www.mariaestela.com

 

New Age Hipster Radio | Episode 24 | Bringing the Angelic Realm Down to Earth with Andrew Barker

New Age Hipster Radio Podcast Angels with Andrew Barker

I was so excited to have this conversation about all things angels, energy and spirituality with the incredible Andrew Barker.

Andrew is a Psychic Medium and Tarot Card Reader who works to make Angels more accessible to people. Through his style of reading, which he refers to as “Love, Light, and F-Bombs” he brings the world of Angels down to earth. Andrew lives in the Washington D.C. area and listens to Britney Spears more than he breathes. 

I’ve been following Andrew online for many years I absolutely love his authentic, bullshit-free take on spirituality, connecting with your angels and living your best life. I hope this conversation serves you and helps you to connect with your own Angels in your own beautiful way.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What are Angels?

  • How to meet and connect with your Angels

  • How to spot signs from your Angels

  • Angel Numbers

  • The difference between Guardian Angels, Archangels, Ascended Masters, Spirit Guides and loved ones in spirit

  • Working with Archangel Micheal

  • No bullshit spirituality

  • Angels working for us vs helping us do the work for ourselves

  • Manifesting with the Angels

Hang out with Andrew here:

www.tarotangel444.com

www.instagram.com/tarotwithandrew

www.instagram.com/spearituality

Ep 23 | Starseeds + the Galactic Connection with Alexandra Bogoslowsky

Alexandra Bogoslowsky

I’m so, so excited about sharing this amazing conversation about all things Starseeds and Galactic energy with the incredible Sasha from Starbound Earthseed.

I adore Sasha and her down to earth and deeply empowering view of spirituality and connection with galactic beings and it was such an honour to have her on the podcast!

If you’re curious about the whole Starseed thing, or even if you’ve been on this path for a while, this episode is for you!

Sasha is a mentor, energy healer, cosmic-minded and heart-rooted guide in the evolution of consciousness and helps her clients move through the awakening process. She uses modalities such as astrology, etheric extraterrestrial contact, past life remembrance, and card slinging in session with her clients, as well as her own practice, to facilitate the shifts in energy needed in the now. 

In this episode we chat about:

  • What a Starseed is

  • Being ready for and open to the Galactic Connection

  • The importance of discernment

  • Understanding your star origins

  • Your Galactic Guides + how to connect with them

  • The Orion Wars

  • Zeta Reticulans and Greys

Hang out with Sasha here:

http://starboundearthseed.com/

https://www.instagram.com/starboundearthseed/

Ep 22 | Witchcraft and Magic Making with Jess Carlson

Jess Carlson New Age Hipster Radio

I’ve been following the glorious Jess Carlson for many years online and so it was amazing to finally get the chance to sit down and have a chat!

Jess Carlson is a chaos witch, intuitive tarot and oracle reader, writer, and magickal teacher focused on spreading the power and simplicity of magick. Jess is known for keeping her teachings and guidance practical and approachable so everyone can gain something from her magick and reconnect with their inner witch. She was voted Witch Way Magazine’s Favorite Witchcraft Blog and Witch Teacher for 2018 thanks to the wonderful community that has connected to her work. When Jess isn’t talking to spirits, casting spells or slinging cards she loves watching horror movies with her husband, researching true crime cases, playing heavy metal on her ukulele, console gaming, making art, and napping with her cats.  

In this chat Jess keeps it real and authentic (as always!) and gives it to us straight about what it means to be a witch, what magic really is, and how to make magic in your own life.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What is a witch?

  • What is magic?

  • The Tumblr Witch

  • Manifestation

  • Doing the inner work to change your outside world

  • Fears about owning the witch word

  • “The witch wound”

  • Shadow vs Light

Hang out with Jess here:

www.JessCarlson.com

www.Instagram.com/jessjcarlson

www.Twitter.com/jessjcarlson

Sex Education Tarot or Oracle Spread

Sex Education Tarot Spread

OK gorgeous souls, here’s a spread for when you want to get some clarity on your sex education.

Have you been watching Sex Education on Netflix? It’s brilliant.

It’s like a John Hughes movie and a witty British teen arthouse rom com got it on and had a baby.

If you’re looking for a bit of sex therapy and you have a deck of tarot or oracle cards handy then this one is for you!

sex education

Card one: Where are you at with your sex education?

This card will give you an idea of where you’re at on your path right now when it comes to your own sexual education.

Card two: What have you learned?

It’s always important to celebrate your wins! What wonderful sexual wisdom have you gained so far?

Card three: What are you learning right now?

What are you learning about yourself and your sexuality at this time?

Card four: What will be your next lesson?

What’s next in store for you on your sexual educational journey?

Card five: how can you graduate this class and stand in your sexual power?

Here you’ll find some advice about how you can fully own this class and graduate with honours!

If you want to share your reading on Instagram, be sure to tag me so I can find you and say hey! @newagehipster333

If you dig this spread, be sure to check out my totally free e-book Tarot Spreads You Can’t Live Without!

With so much love, light and learning,

Vix

x

Podcast Ep 21 | Freedom, Intuition + Self-Love with Elle Steele

New Age Hipster Radio Podcast Elle Steele

I am so excited to kick off the new season of New Age Hipster Radio with the gorgeous Elle Steele!

I met Elle in Australia last time I was visiting and was lucky enough to have a session with her and it was EPIC!

Elle Steele is a gifted leader who connects women with their spiritual power. Since coming out of the ‘spiritual closet’ in 2015, Elle’s mission has been to make women’s lives and businesses more magical through uncovering their intuitive strength. Elle’s background includes 13 years as a swimmer, representing Australia at the 2000 Paralympic Games. Throughout her swimming and rugby career, Elle’s resilience has allowed her to overcome intense physical challenges.

Elle now uses her psychic abilities alongside her business, marketing, events and program management skills to help women understand the inner messages they are receiving about their lives.

With an inspired suite of programs including her signature workshops, private healings and social media #selfbeliefclub campaigns, Elle is making the world a kinder, more empowered place — one woman at a time.

On this episode we talk about:

  • Freedom - what it really is, and how you can connect to freedom no matter how “stuck” you think you are

  • Living an intuitive life

  • The power of self-love

  • The power of gratitude

  • Mindset shifts

  • Manifestation

  • Money and conscious consumerism

Hang out with Elle here:

Elle’s Website

Elle’s Instagram

Why we need to stop talking about energy vampires

Energy Vampires

***Please note if you are a victim of any kind of abuse or dealing with someone who is harming you in any way, please reach out for help and get yourself out of that situation as soon as you can. Those people are not energy vampires, but abusers. Look after yourself and get the help you need. This post is intended for people who are struggling with day to day energy issues.***

I’ve said it before, and I’m pretty sure I’ll say it again - we need to stop talking about “energy vampires”.

This is something I’m super passionate about and you can find a podcast episode on it here.

In my humble opinion, “Energy Vampire” is basically a derogatory term for someone who’s pain is manifesting in ways we find energetically uncomfortable.

I get it. Sometimes it can feel like we are being personally energetically attacked.

It feels like our energy is being drained and sucked dry and we are so exhausted at the end of a meeting, day at work, dinner with a friend that all we want to do when we get home is sleep or cry, or complain about it.

I’ve been in that situation too, and I used to use this phrase to talk about people I worked with. It made sense to me because that’s how it felt.

But then something magical happened.

I started taking responsibility for my own energy and everything shifted.

When I stopped seeing it as an attack from the outside, that I was a “victim”, I took back my power.

When I remembered that you can’t change other people, but you can change the way you respond to them, my relationships improved.

Instead of seeing people as being out to get me, I started to see what was really going on. The people I found it so hard to be around? They were unhappy, disconnected and hurting. They weren’t trying to leech me dry of my good shiny vibes. They were just energetically reaching out for something that might make them feel better and I just got in the way.

Being on the spiritual path is not just about new crystals, decks and connecting with your spirit guides (although that stuff is all great too!). It’s about living a life aligned with love and compassion.

Twilight

Being on the spiritual path means sifting through and taking responsibility for your own junk. (Also known to some as shadow work!)

Every single person reading this has at one point or another been the difficult workmate or the friend that doesn’t stop complaining and brings someone else down.

We’ve all been on both sides.

As spiritual people we are lucky to have the tools to navigate through our stuff. Not everyone has this, and while it’s tempting to roll our eyes at those who are still sleeping, we’ve been asleep too, and sometimes we still go for naps every now and then!


OK, so, how do you do you shift this? Here are some tips that I use when I’m faced with energetic challenges:

Stop making it about them and make it about you

Bottom line is we can’t change anyone but ourselves. Instead of blaming and complaining ask: what can I learn from this? How can I be more compassionate? What can I do to get through this day/meeting/dinner with strength and ease?

We have the choice to see ourselves as the victim of someone taking our own power or we can step into our own power and hold onto what’s ours.


Protect your energy

Take responsibility for your own energy and protect it. You wouldn’t go out in the rain without an umbrella, so don’t go into that meeting without some kind of energy protection.

If you’re brand new to energy protection check out my free e-book How to Stay Shiny. To go even deeper with your energy work check out Woo Woo 101.


Have good healthy boundaries

If you have a friend who always calls with their problems, or a family member who always expects you to come running, set some better boundaries. Be firm but kind with people. Turn your phone off, don’t be so available. That doesn’t mean cutting people out or not having time for them at all, it just means being clear about when you’re available and when you’re not.

So often empaths and lightworkers run into energy issues because we are sooo available! Setting some boundaries with others and yourself can be life changing!


Compassion

Compassion is one of the best ways to protect your energy. When you stop seeing other people as the enemy and start seeing them as people who have problems, challenges and hurts we begin to realise that we’re maybe not so different.

Send love to the people in your life who are energetically closed off, the people who you find it hard to be around, the people who push your buttons and exhaust you. Send them love and pray that they find some peace and healing.

When you do this, next time you go into that meeting you won’t see them as the enemy, but someone who needs love, like we all do, and that will change everything between you energetically.


Know when to go

Sometimes we just need to let people go, leave jobs and move on. All the energy protection in the world won’t help if it’s time for you to go.

There are times when someone is deliberately trying to hurt us, and when that happens we can skip right to knowing it’s time to go. You never have to stick around if you are being harmed in any way.


I’d love to know your thoughts on this. Comment below - what do you think of the term “energy vampire”?

With love and light,

Vix

x

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Tarot or Oracle Spread

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Tarot Spread

If you’re a bit witchy and you have Netflix, you’ve probably been binging Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. If you haven’t, go and do it right now. It’s bloody brilliant!

As a 90’s teenager I was a huge fan of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I had blonde hair back then and I pretty much thought I was Melissa Joan Hart. And although I miss talking Salem, I’m loving this super dark and creepy update!

I created this spread to help you tune into your own witchiness, your inner Sabrina and to help you balance both light and dark within.

When I did the spread for myself it was epic! I got all majors and some powerful messages! :o This isn’t just a quirky pop culture tarot spread, this really works to help you tune in!

So go grab your deck - Tarot, Oracle, Angel, whatever, and let’s get reading!


1. Your spiritual abilities that are awakening

What natural spiritual talents are surfacing? What spiritual superpowers are ready to be uncovered? What’s awakening within you? Maybe it’s not your sixteenth birthday, but there are always new spiritual abilities to develop!



2. Protection message (who/what has your back?)

This could be a message about protection - e.g, how to protect your energy, your home and your magic, or it could be a message about who or what has your back. Sabrina has many good friends but there are also some peeps out there who maybe don’t have her best intentions at heart. This card can help you see clearly who has your back and how to protect your magic.



3. What are you resurrecting?

What in your life is feeling a little slate or dry that needs some love and attention? What parts of yourself have been hidden? This card could mean so many different things for you, but this is not about literally resurrecting a body, K Sabrina?


4. What needs to stay buried?

What in your life is finished? What are you releasing and letting go? What is done and buried? What is definitely not ever coming back? Remember no good can come from digging up the past.



5. How you can you balance the light and dark within you?

Luckily most of us don’t have to choose between the path of night or the path of light and we get to explore both dark and light aspects of ourselves. This card can give you some guidance on how to balance both the light and dark parts of you.



6. How can you balance the spiritual and the mortal aspects of yourself?

It’s hard being half witch and half mortal sometimes. This card can give you some insight into how to balance the spiritual and the 3D human aspects of ourselves so we can navigate our lives with more ease.


If you share your readings on Instagram please tag me so I can come say hi!

With so much love, light and witchiness,

Vix

x

 

If you dig this spread you might want to check out my totally free e-book Tarot Spreads You Can’t Live Without!

Tarot Spreads You Can't Live Without

Tarot + Oracle Reading for Yourself | When your reading is negative or scary

Tarot and Oracle Reading for Yourself - When your reading is negative or scary

We’ve all experienced it.

You turn over the Tower, or the Devil, or the Ten of Swords and you have that little (or, OK, sometimes big!) freak out.

Your heart starts beating, your head starts spinning with possibilities about what this means, what bad thing is going to happen, and from that place it’s virtually impossible to bring yourself back into an empowered state where you can look at your cards from a higher perspective.

Recently I’ve had a number of people contact me about readings they have done for themselves which haven’t felt good.

And because I know this is a thing that happens to many of us when we read for ourselves, I thought I’d sit down and let you know some of my thoughts on this.

My work is all about helping you to tune into your own guidance and so I hope this post can help you empower yourself and use your cards as a tool to help you move into the life of your dreams!

Your intuition + guidance is never going to “scare” you

Most of the time when we get that scary feeling during a reading, it’s not our Higher Self, Guides, Angels or inner knowing we are connecting with. It’s plain old ego-fear.

It’s thousands of years of conditioning that make us see images like the Devil (which is an image of the Pagan nature God Pan that the church made “evil” BTW) as evil, bad, negative and scary. We’ve been conditioned to fear Death. We live in a society (here in the west anyway!) where we rarely talk about or think about what happens after we die. We put it out of our minds and go about our days ignoring our own mortality. So it’s no wonder that when Death comes up we freak a little! Other cultures and people who are on the spiritual path find the Death card less scary, some people have no problem with it all! But generally, we fear change and we fear the unknown, this is deeply ingrained into us on a collective level.

So if you find those images scary, take a deep breath, you’re just the product of thousands of years of control, manipulation and disconnect from the spiritual.

OK, where was I? Yes, your guidance isn’t going to scare you.

If you are working with Angels or Spirit Guides or Ascended Masters or any other beings of light, they are literally never going to give you any guidance through a reading that would make you afraid. They are here to support you, to help you move through your physical human life with as much ease, grace, love and abundance as possible. Why the heck would your guardian angel pop in and freak you out? If it’s scary, it’s not from them. Same goes for your Higher Self and any other beings you work with.

Scary = not from your Guides and Angels

Usually the fear stuff is created in our own mind. Those cards bring our subconscious fears to the surface. We can choose to look at this as an opportunity to learn from and move through those fears when this happens. Or, if you’re not ready for that, or if you’re too freaked out in the moment, put the cards back, go do something else, smudge yourself if you like, and try again later.

Very occasionally negative energies can come through in our readings. I had this happen once and it was kinda creepy, but a good learning opportunity! You can avoid this by learning how to ground, clear and protect your energy.

Death from the   Cosmic Tarot

Death from the Cosmic Tarot

Remember you have free will and create your own fate

We have been so programmed to believe that tarot and other forms of divination are “fortune telling tools”. But the only future the cards can show us is a potential one.

I only ever read for potential outcomes. In a reading I will say to you - this is potentially how this could go. But you have free will, you have the power to make changes to this if you don’t like the way things are looking.

You don’t need to be a psychic to work out how things are probably going to go. If you keep messing around with that guy/gal who’s treating you badly, what do you think is going to happen? If you hate your job, but you make no attempt to make things better or get a new job, what do you think is going to happen?

Most of the time predictive readings give us an opportunity to consider the path we are on, and they actually can, if we let them, empower us to make better choices for ourselves.

Predictive readings do however have the danger of becoming self-fulfilling if we don’t see them as simply one potential outcome.

There are of course some things in life we can’t control. It’s at those times we are called to look within and make our own choices for how we handle those things.

An empowered version of the Nine of Wands from the   Moonchild Tarot

An empowered version of the Nine of Wands from the Moonchild Tarot

Reading “negative” cards in positive ways

This is something that comes up a lot for people. I had someone just last week ask me about a card in a reading using the New Year Spread. This person had pulled the Five of Swords as her theme of the year.

You can look at this in two ways - first off, that this is going to be a shitty year. There’s going to be lots of people around who want to take your stuff, take advantage of you, you’re going to lose, be a loser and end up crying on the beach. OR you can look at this is a message about standing in your power, not taking any shit, having strong healthy clear boundaries. That’s much more empowering right? This could be the year you begin to stand up for yourself, speak your truth (swords are all about truth!) and really stand in your power. Boom!

You can do this with any of the cards you feel are “negative”. Flip them to the positive of that card. Ten of Swords? The worst is now over! Two of Swords? Surrender and trust! Five of Pentacles? Finally see the truth of your financial situation, paying off debts and getting your money stuff sorted! See how that feels different?

Those are just some examples, make up your own! It may be a fun activity to go through your deck and write down a positive word or phrase for each card, especially the “negative” ones.

From the gorgeous   Guided Hand Tarot

From the gorgeous Guided Hand Tarot

What to do next

So if you’re having a freak out, or feeling like your reading is negative and feeling bummed, here’s a couple of things you can do:

  • Journal. Journal out all the feelings your having about this reading, you may find that actually it’s helping you see something really important or that it’s not so negative after all!

  • Ask a friend for a second opinion. If you have card slinging friends send them a WhatsApp. Or come into the free Spiritual Journey Pitstop group and share your reading for some advice from a bunch of high vibe souls.

  • Put the cards back in the deck, shuffle and pop it on your altar, under a crystal, out in the sunlight, moonlight or whatever feels good. Give it and yourself a smudge or a spray with some essential oils and go do something else that will lift your spirits. Watch your fave TV show, play some peppy music or make tea.

  • If you are reading on something quite big and it’s knocked you for six, get a professional reader to take a look. You can get a reading with me or any other reader you vibe with and see what they can pick up for you. Sometimes we are just too close and too emotionally connected to see clearly.

  • Give yourself a break. I’ve been reading professionally for years now, but there are still moments I turn over a card and gives me that moment of “urgh, whyyy?” But the more I’ve worked with my cards, the more I know now how the universe speaks to me. Most of the time when I pull the Tower it means clean the office, sort out your closet, get to inbox zero. When I pull the Devil it can just mean I’m not eating well enough or checking my phone too much!

It’s time we started reading our cards in a more empowered way, take back our power and create our own fate.

I hope this post helps you to feel more confident in reading for yourself. Let me know in the comments if you have questions, I always check these weekly so I will get back to you. :)

With so much love, light and empowered reading,

Vix

x

 

And if you’re looking for Tarot Spreads to practice with they are all around this blog, and you can also check out my free e-book Tarot Spreads You Can’t Live Without! :)

Tarot Spreads You Can't Live Without