• 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…

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    10 Fun & Festive Ways to Celebrate Fall Equinox

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly Hello Fall! Up here in the Northern Hemisphere we officially welcome in the Fall season with this week’s Autumnal Equinox, on Thursday 9/22. How’s the weather where you are? It’s still hot & sunny in SoCal, though I can finally feel that little hint of crispness in the morning air now. Equinox translates from the Latin aequus nox to “equal night” and it is one of the two times each calendar year when there is an equal amount of day & night for both hemispheres… once in the Spring, and once in the Fall. This…

  • Community - Explore Your Divinty - healing - Miscellaneous - self help - Tarot

    Meeting Our Guides & Loved Ones

    By Rose Dougherty, Guest Author Throughout our lives we are visited by spirits around us. Some who want to help while others who do not. We want to focus on connecting with guides that protect us. How can we tell the difference between the two? One of the most important is to protect ourselves and understand discernment. There are trickster spirits who pretend to be things they are not. You must learn to tell the difference. Energetic Cleansing It is good to cleanse yourself and the space before you get started. Some people like to use smoke or liquid sprays…

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    3 Steps for Manifesting Positive Change

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly We’ve reached the midpoint of August, and we are also in the midst of some incredibly transformational energy that you have access to. It’s not a coincidence! Having just moved through the hightened energy of the Lion’s Gate Portal and this last full supermoon, we are beginning to see the end of Summer fast approaching. A new season is just around the corner, and with it, a reminder from Nature that life is a series of cycles. Always another ending, always a new beginning. If you used the Lion’s Gate Portal energy last week…

  • 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…

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    10 Powerful Mantras for Beating Burnout

    By Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly How has your Summer been this year? I hope it has been full of Joy, Peace, and so many happy new memories. I also hope you are finding ways to recharge your energy. Keep reading for my top 10 mantras for beating burnout! For me, this summer has been full of fun activities and connecting with friends every week. I’ve also been vending at local Psychic Fairs, doing in-person oracle and tarot readings in addition to working with my online clients, enjoying lunch dates with old friends, beach days, county fair, and hosting…

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    The Message of Summer & Fire

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly Have you ever wondered why you feel a deeper connection to some seasons, but not others? It may be that the master element for your favorite season is also a master element in your astrological birth chart. To find out what your birth chart contains, get a free report here: Free Astrology Birth Chart Report Today I want to share the message of Summer & Fire. The season of Summer & the element of Fire are closely intertwined, energetically balanced and full of activity. This is well-known among Energy Work Practitioners, especially those with…

  • 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…

  • Explore Your Divinty - Meditation, Mantras, & Mindfulness - Miscellaneous - Natural Harmony - Witchy

    My Top 5 Favorite Crystals for Magickal Workings

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly I’ve selected my Top 5 favorite crystals that I use personally for my own energy healing and also in my client work. There are so many gorgeous stones to choose from, and I have immense fondness for pretty much all of them. Narrowing it down to only five was a HUGE challenge! #5- Black Tourmaline is easily in my Top 5 for its wonderfully grounding, protective properties and ability to absorb & transmute negativity (as is true with most black stones). I have a palm stone that has helped me through hundreds of difficult…

  • 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…