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Today: An astrologer uses sound bath meditation, glamour magic, and some yoga to feel her best.
Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Astrologer, tarot reader, magic practitioner, and writer
6 a.m. — I do some light yoga for an hour, followed by positive manifesting for 30 minutes, in which I set my intentions for the day and clear my energy. This requires me to place crystals on my third eye chakra and other places that I feel are stressed. Then, I write my feelings in a journal (which I try to do almost every day), jotting down what creative insights I want to put into action during the day. I always feel rejuvenated after this. Magic in the morning is a great way to start off the day!
9 a.m. — I use some random magical ingredients in my cupboard to make a cup of herbal tea to jumpstart my day. I’m able to infuse my own blend of magic in the day to inspire myself. Food magic revs up my energy for the day and also relaxes the mind so I can concentrate better.
11 a.m. — I meditate and cleanse before a reading with a client. This allows me to tap into my own intuition, as well as my client’s energy. Most of the readings that I do require me to analyze the information given to me by the cosmos. But, when I am pulling tarot cards it’s important to utilize my client’s vibe to help me gain definitive answers to their questions.
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7 a.m. — I take a walk to pick some roses from the outside to make a bath with. Witches thrive in nature, it’s our home. So, naturally, I feel at peace with myself. I also make myself a big breakfast of vegetables and eggs to keep my stomach full of protein.
11 a.m. — I use the flowers I picked to create a healing bath for myself. This helps to take all of my stresses away. I learned about herbalism from Annabel Gat, who I have studied astrology with for over 12 years. She introduced me to flowers, herbs, and essences as a natural way to reduce anxiety.
1 p.m. — I use the leftover rose petals and infuse them in rose quartz-charged water to help my creativity when writing. I write horoscopes and astrology articles, as well as essays on magic. I also just completed two astrology books! I truly believe that drinking this infusion helps the words I write flow out of my heart easily.
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10 a.m. — I’m feeling less than confident this morning, so I decide to practice some glamour magic. I put on makeup to bring opportunities to me (wearing …read more