Archive for April, 2017


Below is information from Forbes.com regarding the recent lawsuit against Navient.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2017/01/20/navient/#5a386df6c394

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2017/01/24/navient-student-loan-servicer/#6d457e81468d

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2017/01/27/navient-student-loan-questions/#5cb5cc855f60

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2017/03/17/student-loans-navient-defaults/#20d62dc4684d

Remember interest rates may go up so settling any student loan debt over $30k may be a viable option.

 

Student Loan Burdens

I have included a link from CNN discussing the major changes coming from Betsy Devos regarding student loan debt. Basically the interest rates may increase and certain loan forgiveness policies may be cancelled. I personally have at least $60k worth of student loans because I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree. With that being said, I can not afford for my interest rates to increase so I think I am going to look into settling my loans. If you are interested in doing the same then comment with your email address & I can give you more information on the process.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/21/pf/college/trump-student-loans-betsy-devos/

Chakra Tarot Spread

I did the chakra spread today, but with tarot cards. I’m not that good at tarot just yet, but I’ll type what I think it means. Here’s a link to the article that explains what every position means. If an “R” is next to a card then it means reversed.

Chakra Card Spread

  • Root-Empress, 10 of Wands R, Death R-I have what it takes to succeed, but through sacrifice can I only start over.
  • Sacral- 6 of cups R, 3 of wands R, Ace of cups R-I am realizing what I want if I open up and not let myself down.
  • Solar-9 of cups, Devil R, King of Pentacles-I am making the best out of my situation that’ll pay off later if I resist temptation.
  • Heart-8 of pentacles, Temperance, Emperor-Keeping my emotions in check will profit from the work I’ve done to grow.
  • Throat-5 of pentacles, 7 of cups, 2 of pentacles R-Clear communication will allow me to not have to juggle resources anymore.
  • 3rd eye- Strength, Lovers, 6 of wands R-I know who I am, but I need to learn how to love myself to gain true freedom.
  • Crown- Page of pentacles R, 8 of wands R, 4 of wands-I am letting the Diving know my needs, but I need to slow down to nurture myself.

 

Again I am not an expert so if you see these cards communicate a different message then please comment below. I posted this to help myself learn more.

Cauldrons and Cupcakes

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
~ Jodi Picoult

Hello, Lovelies :)

April has landed, and with it comes strong energy for believing in ourselves and reclaiming our direction.

This is your life. It’s yours to design and to live as you please, whether you realise it or not. This month you’re supported to untangle old thoughts of not-good-enough, and to identify what’s working, what’s broken and where to from here.

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for April for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

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I was googling chakra spreads to use with my tarot and oracle cards, but I decided to come up with my own. Each position represents the 7 chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third eye, and Crown, but it includes 21 cards in total. Cards 1-7 represent the current state of your chakra. Cards 8-14 represents what type of work that chakra needs. Cards 15-21 represents what you are good at or your tendency. Attached are pictures I did to demonstrate. I used playing cards because I’m still learning tarot cards, and playing cards make more sense to me. I simplified the meaning of each card from Cards of life. Excuse the photo quality, I need a new phone.

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These are my 1-7 cards; root-crown chakra.

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These are my 8-14 cards.

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These are my 15-21 cards.

Here’s a breakdown or simplified explanation

  1. Root Chakra: J of hearts (selfless love), 10 of spades (accomplishment in work), and 7 of hearts (spiritual love). I am grounded in selfless need, need to work on feeling accomplished in my work, and I am good at spiritual love.
  2. Sacral Chakra: 6 of hearts (responsible love), 8 of clubs (ambition and mental power), 4 of clubs (structural mind). I take pleasure in responsible love (read sex). I need to work on my ambitions. My identity is partly defined by having a structural mind.
  3. Solar Plexus: 2 of spades (union in work), 8 of diamonds (financial power), 10 of diamonds (financial accomplishment). I currently have the ability to take control of my work life. I need to get my finances straight. I also know how to obtain financial accomplishment.
  4. Heart Chakra: 5 of hearts (restless love), 5 of spades (adventurer), 9 of hearts (universal love). I am restless due to past hurtful experiences. I need to open myself to more adventures. I’m good at seeing the good in a lot of things.
  5. Throat Chakra: 8 of spades (work in power), 4 of diamonds (financial foundation), 6 of spades (responsible lifestyle). I understand the power of my words, need to use my words to attract or manifest money, and I am responsible with my words.
  6. 3rd Eye: 2 of hearts (union in love), 9 of diamonds (universal values), 7 of diamonds (spiritual values). I feel connected to my 3rd eye. I need to work on expanding it, and I am good at identifying my spiritual values.
  7. Crown Chakra: 2 of diamonds (union in values), 8 of hearts (social power), Ace of clubs (ambition or mystery). My consciousness if strong. I need to work on my consciousness when it comes to others, and I’m good at being mysterious.

 

In conclusion, I read those cards that way because I know me. If I were reading them for someone else then it’d be more detailed. I’ve noticed that it is mostly diamonds which translates to pentacles in tarot and hearts with translates to cups. In my waking life I do need to work on my material manifestations and figuring out what I want emotionally. Have fun with this spread. It can be used for many types of cards.

Enchanted Map Oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid are based on a traveler’s journey. They feature cards such as a Wishing Well, Dry Dessert, Coming Together, and a Compass. I haven’t really learned them that well, but it features a pretty thick book that helps you with interpreting them. Below is a picture of them. Have you used them? What do you think?

Overall I like the thickness of the cards. As with most cards, they are a little too big for female hands, but the graphics are nice. To see this deck click on the link below. For some reason I can’t insert pics of the cards.

http://colettebaronreid.com/shop/enchanted-map-oracle-cards/

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I have been using these three types of incense lately because they are supposed to help manifest money. The Gold Rain and the Money House incense are for money. Fast Luck has a picture of gambling so I’ve been burning two sticks at a time. I may burn a Gold Rain and a Fast Luck or a Fast Luck and a Money House etc. You get the idea. They are really cheap. One thing I’ve done while burning them is placing fake money under them with my intentions. The fake money catches the ashes which allows for easier cleanup. Then I take the ashes and toss them outside on the ground to let nature take care of them. They haven’t manifested the windfall that I need, but I have been getting a few more dollars here and there. I buy them at a local metaphysical shop, but they can also be ordered online. The Gold Rain has a sweet and spicy smell to it. The other two also smell good, but I’m not quite able to describe the smell. Because they do smoke, it is wise to use them in adequate ventilation even if it means opening windows. If not then the air in your home will become heavy if the space isn’t that big