• Astrology - Miscellaneous - Tarot - Witchy

    2024 Tarot Card of the Year: Strength

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly Welcome, 2024! There’s a powerful new energy coming into play this year, so let’s take an esoteric look at it. In today’s article, we’re going to focus on how Numerology and the Tarot come together with a powerful guiding message for the year ahead. In numerology, which is the study of numbers and their spiritual significance, each year holds its own unique energy vibration based on the digits that compose it. In the case of the year 2024, the sum of its digits, 2 + 0 + 2 + 4, equals 8. This numerical composition…

  • Astrology - Community - inspiration - Miscellaneous - Witchy

    Fringe Dwellers in the Archives: Wiccans, Pagans, and Astrologers, oh my!
    Alternative Women and Their Histories

    Written by Angela L. Todd, Guest Author An old Wiccan saying says, “What is remembered, lives.” And I preface that with what is saved, is remembered. If you’re here, you’re likely drawn to the fringes of culture, not mainstream ideas and lifestyles. These all have important places in world history. “Different” paths such as Wiccans, Pagans, astrologers, alternative spiritualities, and other fringe dwellers aren’t often included in our collective histories. Historical documents and original materials saved in historical societies and archives are the raw materials for those histories. But who is doing the saving? Historically, those who have been inspired…

  • Astrology - Lunar Magick - Miscellaneous - Natural Harmony - Witchy

    An Easy Guide to Rose Quartz Moon Water

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly Many witches- whether they are new practitioners or have been at their craft for decades- have a bit of a love-affair with the Moon, and with making Moon Water. Myself included! I use Moon Water for many different purposes, and I make it during different lunar phases to suit my needs. I have a handy guide at the end of this article to help you with what each moon phase signifies. If you are reading this around the time of a Full Moon, you’re in luck! Grab your ingredients and make you a batch…

  • Astrology - Miscellaneous - self help - Tarot - Witchy

    2023: Year of The Chariot

    Written by Kate Sheridan, Guest Author All opinions expressed in this article are the sole perception/experience of the writer, and may not necessarily be shared by Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly. All Rights Reserved. Have you heard that 2023 is a Chariot year, according to the numerological and symbolic language of the tarot? All we have to do is add up the digits in the year — 2+0+2+3 — and we get 7, The Chariot. Last year was a 6 year, The Lovers, and I wrote that this card is not about a particular love interest in your life but…

  • Astrology - Community - Miscellaneous - Natural Harmony - Witchy

    Manifesting With the October Full Moon

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly October Full Hunter Moon The first full moon of the Fall is known as the Hunter Moon. It is also sometimes called the Blood Moon, not because of a lunar eclipse but because this moon rises before the sun has fully set… casting a reddish hue on Lady Luna as she rises into the evening sky.  You may have felt another surge of energy happening around you, if not within you, due to the collective energetic pushes around the world. The uprisings, the revolutions, the intense power-struggles are A LOT so if you’re feeling affected,…

  • Astrology - Miscellaneous - Witchy

    Astrology for Introspection: Find your own patterns and make your own meaning

    By Montine Rummel, Guest Author I am loving the cultural renaissance astrology seems to be having these last few years. Discussions of planetary positions has moved from being observations my friends in the occult world make to fine tune their craft, to seemingly everyone on social media having a hot take about the aspect du jour. Sadly, it doesn’t come without some pitfalls, like capitalism exploiting this popularity and slapping zodiac signs on anything to cash in, and the increase of wrong and misleading things being shared. Despite this, I’m loving the access people have to these ancient observations to…

  • Astrology - Miscellaneous

    Lion’s Gate Portal

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly What is the Lion’s Gate Portal? It’s essentially an astronomical alignment of the Sun in Leo, the big bright star Sirius, Orion’s Belt and the Earth that occurs at it’s peak on August 8.  While this energy is considered to be at it’s most potent on 8/8, this portal is “open” annually on or about July 26 through August 12. This celestial alignment creates an energetic “portal” or gateway that enhances our own energy and can help to give a little extra magickal juju to your workings, intentions, and manifesting. Many people receive a greater sense…

  • Astrology - Mantras - Meditation, Mantras, & Mindfulness - Miscellaneous - Natural Harmony - New Moon - Transformational Positivity - Witchy

    10 Powerful Mantras for the New Moon

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly One of my favorite teachings that the New Moon has to offer is this: You can always start over. I have found this idea that you can always start over to be a powerful mantra that has helped me to evolve and grow. At the beginning of each lunar cycle, without fail, is the New Moon phase. It typically only lasts for 2-3 days and signals the start of the moon’s orbit around the Earth. In this phase, the moon is barely visible as she becomes perfectly aligned between Earth and the Sun. Over…

  • Astrology - Miscellaneous - self help - Witchy

    2022 Year of the Deep Water Tiger

    Guest Post by Tina Falk, CFSP, Founder of VIA School of Feng Shui All opinions expressed in this article are the sole perception/experience of the writer, and may not necessarily be shared by Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly. All Rights Reserved. Are you feeling a shift in this new year? Some transitions are subtle while others are a surge of energy. To me, I already feel a powerful surge. My favorite method to interpret energy is through a 4,000-year-old astrology system; the Chinese five elements and zodiac signs. I am a Chinese Astrologer and Metaphysician. I use these insights…

  • Astrology - Explore Your Divinty - healing - inspiration - Miscellaneous - Tarot - Transformational Positivity - Whole-Self Love - Witchy

    Lessons from The Lovers: Tarot’s Theme for 2022

    Written by Kate Sheridan, Guest Contributor All opinions expressed in this article are the sole perception/experience of the writer, and may not necessarily be shared by Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly. All Rights Reserved. If you’re interested in numerology or the tarot, you may have heard that this year is a Lovers year. The logic is simple: when we add up the digits in 2022, we get 6, which leads us to card #6 in the Major Arcana — The Lovers. But what does this mean? Lovers Stereotypes With Valentine’s Day come and gone, I find myself exploring all…