.By Victoria Chasmar
All cycles have beginnings and endings and the Chinese zodiac is no different. On February 5 the dog bounds off leaving the new ruler, the pig, in his place. The pig is the last of the twelve zodiac signs. As such he represents completion, rest, peace and is closely connected with family and the home (domesticity). The return of the pig represents the best time to complete projects, add finishing touches to your work and prepare for the next phase life has to offer. It is not a year to sit back and do nothing. Projects that have been started need to be completed this year. On a global scale the pig is more concerned with domestic, internal issues and policies rather than foreign affairs and involvement. Foreign negotiations will usually be resolved peacefully during this time. Pig years are ones with plenty of social activity, well-being, generosity, and compassion. The pig likes to indulge and can easily overextend himself with luxuries and extravagances. Since this tendency is dominant it is important to be mindful of your finances during pig years. Thankfully, this tendency is tempered by the fact that 2019 is an Earth year. The element of Earth curbs excessive spending and should help in making plans and sound decisions. It will be important to be open to different views and beliefs to make the most of what this year offers. Business and industry are usually well aspected and there is more likelihood of commitment and a general feeling of security and trust. For a more personalize forecast read the horoscope below and carry the gem indicated to help you with the energies of the year.
This is your year and you will feel the strongest energy connection during the winter season. You can expect positive gain and progress overall. Unexpected issues that arrive at work or home may disturb your desire for peace and harmony, but it will not amount to anything you cannot handle. Overall a year for satisfaction a enjoying your accomplishments.
Helpful Gem: Moss Agate
You may find that you need to finalize your plans without outside help. This is a work year and although you are industrious, you may find yourself working harder than normal to make ends meet. Others in your life may demand more time and energy and it is important that you set and stick to your priorities. It is not a year for speculation or excess. Social activities are highlighted as well as romance.
Helpful Gem: Emerald
A good year for you. Issues may arise, but overall you can expect a fair and relatively trouble-free year. Your overall situation should see some improvement, and there are more opportunities for happiness. It is a fortunate year and modest luck and success are indicated.
Helpful Gem: Bornite
.A mixed year. Initially you may experience luck and strong gains in commercial and business matters. As the year rolls on, it can dissipate considerably, so do not enter into any risky ventures. Play your cards close and you will do fine. People that enter your life may not be everything they seem, so impulsiveness should be held at bay. Family problems and relationships issues can arise. You may find yourself involved in legalities and travel is not favored.
Helpful Gem: Bronsite
.Happiness will come through family relationships, marriages, and new commitments. These happy events are favored, and marriages are usually blessed with many children. Artistic and creative pursuits will receive positive attention. Not a good year for finances and monetary gain. Do not take risks involving money.
Helpful Gem: Dalmatian Stone
.Social activity is highlighted this year and there will be opportunities to meet new people. Romance can create problems and misunderstandings may arise. For the most part, it is a lucky year and you can expect periods of good fortune. Business and finances are steady if no extreme action is taken.
Helpful Gem: Chalcedony
.This is a hard year for the snake. Legal issues are not favored, so steps should be taken to avoid possible legal involvements. Family and domestic problems can be expected. If you stay level headed finances will be good, but it is important to think matters through before spending. Romantic opportunities and activities are strongly favored.
Helpful Gem: Fluorite
.Work, career, and study/learning are positively aspected. Social activities will be prevalent. There may be some family or domestic issues that will arise, but overall a smooth year with plenty of opportunities for happiness.
Helpful Gem: Orange Calcite
.You had a hard year last year and this year will help you begin to balance life out. Money and opportunity will aid you, but overall it is a year to recharge your spirit and energy not one of great progress. You may find yourself traveling short distances. The size of your family may increase this year as the pig favors births, marriages, and commitment.
Helpful Gem: Fancy Jasper.
.Commercial transactions and finances are good. Opportunity is there to do well, but you may find yourself rethinking and compromising as a result of overconfidence in your plans/ideas or carelessness. Don’t take on more than you can handle or rely on others who have not proven their reliability, and you will see positive results.
Helpful Gem: Labradorite
.Home, family, and relationships show improvement this year. You will feel as though your life has finally been jump started. There may be some unexpected turns and events that create delays, and some of the activities you previously enjoyed may have to be dropped to make way for new pursuits. There will be plenty of social opportunities and romance is favored.
Helpful Gem: Aragonite
.Happiness will come through home and family this year. Although delays can be expected, and major gains are unlikely, there still a general movement forward in finance and business. Stress arises through travel issues. It is a good year for expanding social contacts and making new beneficial associations.
Helpful Gem: Petrified Wood
Use the table above to determine your lunar zodiac animal. Each animal's year is listed in the column under the name of the animal. For example, If you were born in the year of the rat you would be 1936, 1948,1960, and so on.
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By Victoria Chasmar
As we head into the New Year there is one question you really need to be asking yourself. “Is your cup Empty or Full?” Unless you are in the perfect state of bliss with everything working harmoniously in your life and you feel completely fulfilled, it is time to empty some of the contents of the cup. You won’t be able to draw any beneficial energy if there is no room for it to occupy in your life.
So, what’s in your cup? Have you been stalling your life without realizing it? If you have been holding onto hurt, anger, lack of forgiveness, and regret, you have been subconsciously sabotaging your happiness. The space that those emotions occupy in life are keeping more positive and fulfilling vibrations from entering your life. Every action in your life happens, how much value you place on an individual occurrence is entirely up to you. Sometimes it is not enough to just forgive, you need to truly let it go, which falls into the place of forget. When an event no longer holds strong emotion, it drifts into the background and gets mingled with all the other happenings in life, fading away into the gestalt of daily events. Strong emotions tend to cement feelings and emotions with a particular event making it more difficult to release. If you find you are having trouble letting go of an old wound or hurt, try this simple exercise to help you get started on releasing the pain and making room for more happiness and fulfillment.
Free up the blocks of energy keeping you from Happiness
You will need:
Palo Santo Stick or Smudge Charcoal & Reiki Blend
Selenite Gemstone or form
Chalcedony Necklace (this is optional but works very well at subtly releasing energy without pain or creating an energy hole)
Lava Stone (if you feel overwhelmed/engulfed by strong emotion/anger and cannot focus because of it.)
Light your palo santo stick, cone, or wear the oil. If using the charcoal method, light charcoal until it is hot and add a little of the reiki blend. Smudge yourself and your environment. Now that the scent is permeating in your area you are ready to begin. If you are using the chalcedony pendant, wear it, if you need the lava stone hold it in your hand. Think about an area or issue in your life that you need to let go of. Write a few key words representing it on the parchment using the black marker. Hold the selenite gem in your hand or over any area that feels tight or emotional until it clears. Feel the emotion connected to the event or issue and use the selenite to dissolve it. Understand that whatever the event or issue was, it is not only over and, in the past, but it has taught you a lesson in some way. Perhaps it gives deeper insight into yourself, or maybe it enables you to help others who experienced a similar thing. Use the event to stimulate wisdom and knowledge in your life but release its energetic hold on you. Take the piece of parchment and burn it in the charcoal or the flame from the palo santo stick. As it burns say “I break any energy connecting me with (the event/issue). I am free and clear of all attachments and allow only love and light into my life. I am whole and complete” Do this for each issue. When you are done, and the ashes have cooled scatter them to the wind. You may not be able to work through everything in one sitting, that is fine. Work at your own pace until the last bit that is taking up room in your cup is gone. Now you are ready to fill it with all the joys and pleasures life can bring. Have a Happy Healthy, New Year!
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By Victoria Chasmar www.charmedincompany.com
Some will automatically know how to spot the perfect heart felt gift, but others may have trouble knowing where to begin. If you are the latter here are three simple steps to help you.
Step 1: Identify the core need (try to figure out the root energy that would best embody what the person needs/desires the most, for example if the person fears change, then perhaps a gift that will aid in building confidence)
Step 2: Think about how the person will use the item. For example, if the person is not active and doesn’t like physical activity, a gift membership to a confidence building martial arts class may not have the effect, you desire.
Step 3: If possible personally select each aspect/part of your gift. (if your gift has several components and you are making up individual kits then try to select each part while visualizing the recipient). The fact that you have put your time energy and thought into each selection will make your gift so much more impactful.
For Loneliness – Gift of Self Love, create a gem sampler with an adjustable gem holding necklace and a message about each gem energy. Add an anti-loneliness oil and perhaps a gift certificate to an activity or class.
Self Esteem – Hair salon, massage, Rose quartz gems with pink candles and incense.
Love – gift certificate that gets the person out and involved in a group activity (best chance to create opportunity to meet the right person). Add a gem for courage, and stress relief if they are anxious or fearful
Financial Security – Perhaps a stock and a magazine for entrepreneurs, and a bloodstone (success stone).
Anti-depressant – Uplifting and antidepressant oil blend or incense, burner, humorous book.
Good Fortune – Lucky rubbing stone or keychain, money drawing candle, good luck oil, and a few quick pick lottery tickets.
If you are handy in the kitchen, why not make a cookie that embodies all the wishes for each recipient? You can add it to your package as a tag or bake a bunch and place them in a special tin. Make a gingerbread cookie as the spices have properties of good fortune and protection.
Use color energy to decorate each cookie. Green – (Good fortune & Health), Red – (Love, Passion, Action), Blue – (Spiritual, Stress Relief, Justice), Yellow (Happiness), Pink (Compassion, Love), Orange (Creativity, Positive Change), Brown (Home, family), Purple (Psychic, Pain relief), White (Spiritual, clearing), Black (protective).
Add a decorative piece a paper with a handwritten description of the cookie’s energies.
WRAPPING & CARDS:
Increase the sentiment of a holiday card or gift by adding aromatherapy. In a large container with a lid add a few drops of essential oil or Charmed in Company’s Happy Holiday oil. Scent your wrapping paper and cards by placing them in the box, adding the oil to either a cotton ball or if the box is cardboard directly to it, allow to dry, place objects in box, close lid and let sit a week or until you wish to send or use them. Each object will retain the scent of the oil and add a new dimension to your gift giving.
The best gift of all are those found in the warm memories of the times you spend together. Have a Happy Holiday!
TIGEREYE VS AFRICAN BLOODSTONE GEM MATCH Results
A truly exciting competition, our opponents were equally matched with a multitude of innate gem power. Tigereye came on strong, proving he was more than stunningly handsome, but African Bloodstone healed almost instantaneously from his blows and cast solid hits his way. They circled for several rounds, and the anticipation mounted. Would this be a tie? Was it possible? Casting their eyes towards the judges everyone wondered what subtlety might push their champion to the lead. In the final seconds, Tigereye charged himself with sun energy and glowed so bright African Bloodstone was temporarily blinded. When African Bloodstone lifted her arm to deflect the glare, he hit her with a gem punch, and she went down for the count. “Illegal use of shine!”, half of the crowd roared. Upon instant replay the referee allowed it to stand. Tigereye danced around the ring proclaiming “I am the greatest” and “I have more than luck on my side”. Then, he helped African Bloodstone up, and showing there were no hard feelings offered to take her out for dinner. African Bloodstone declined but they shook hands and parted as friends. “Until the next time” she said and left the ring gracefully.
Thanks to all who voted in our Gem MatchUp (May 2018 Newsletter)
Wondering what a blue moon is? What energy can you expect from the second blue moon this March? or just curious about Moon energy in general? A blue moon is the second full moon of the month. This is a rare occurrence and is where we get the saying "once in a blue moon". This year there were two blue moons. This last occurred in 1999 and will not occur again until 2037. The next blue moon is March 31st.
Astrologically the moon is associated with fertility, creativity, intuition, receptivity, and fantasy. Every couple of days the moon changes how its energy is expressed. This is through the natural waning and waxing cycles and through its astrological influence. Think of the astrological influence as the filter through which the moon's energy flows. The Full Moon Guide below will give you the time and energy that the moon is expressing. Use it as a guide when lighting candles, meditating, burning incense, manifesting, or doing any form of mystical or metaphysical work.
CHARMED IN COMPANY'S FULL MOON GUIDE FOR 2018
Use this handy guide to select the best time and activity to work with the full moon energy.
Tonight is a powerful moon for visualizing and drawing your intent to you. Use a Rainbow moonstone to charge under its rays.
by Victoria Chasmar
On February 16th 2018, the Chinese New Year will begin to the barking of the dog. Not to worry, this bark is an excited, playful, friendly greeting, not a threatening one. The global influences of the dog are beneficial to us in many ways. Always protective of the home, we should see those who threaten us backing down rather than facing the bite of a building defense plan. Real estate and property is favored during dog years, so if you are an agent or thinking about buying or selling a home, fortune will favor you. The dog does not favor speculation, so money and investments, should be made only in areas tried and true. In the domestic arena, if you have been thinking of tying the knot, this year favors lasting commitment and happiness. The robust energy given off this year should help in all issues of health & healing.
A relatively trouble free year for the rat. Creative energy is on the rise and many social activities will occupy your time. Although no major financial windfall is to be expected, this should prove to be a harmonious and pleasant year.
Gem: Rainbow Moonstone
Scent: Air Oil
It is a good thing you are such a strong sign, as this will prove to be a challenging year for you. Love will prove to be a strong point for you and you may find yourself in a committed relationship or surrounded by those you love. Hang in their oxen and enjoy the company of those you love when the obstacles and setbacks come your way.
Gem: Petrified Wood
Scent: Comfort oil
Business success and social activities dominate and you may find yourself traveling and enjoying more leisure pursuits. You personal life may be slightly problematic for you and create some headaches or tension so keep a positive focus.
Love is strongly favored for you this year, but expect no major gains to come in leaps or bounds regarding finances. Slow but steady progress is to be expected in the business arena.
Gem: White Opal
Scent: Growth & Progress Oil
Socially and in business, things will move in a positive direction. The Dog loves the tried and true, so put off those financial hunches, for a year that better favors your sign. Difficulties may arise on the home front, working with natural energies and gems will help you stay centered.
Gem: Tiger Jasper
This may seem like a year when everything appears sluggish. In business, and socially, you may struggle a bit. Not to worry, your home and family life is favored in Dog years, so expect happiness in this area.
Gem: Apache Tear
Scent: Fairy Kiss
A very favorable year for the horse in all aspects of your life. Follow your dreams in business and financial gain should be within your grasp. You may find yourself changing residence, buying or selling a home this year, or perhaps thoughts of remodeling.
Scent: Chakra 3 Oil
A good year for those seeking improvements in the home. For those searching for a significant other, or deepening a relationship, this is your year. You may find yourself in more confrontations than before, particularly in work, so keep your thoughts grounded and try to make logical decisions regarding business.
Scent: Balance & Harmony Oil
You're coming up with some pretty wild and unusual ideas this year. Putting them into action may stun some of your friends. You have an active year in store for you as you head off into the brave new world. Luck favors you this year, so put those ideas into action, and try to make room for some sleep.
Gem: Zebra Stone
Scent: Sun oil
Overcome any obstacle that comes your way this year and know it is progress towards a higher goal. With support from loved ones you can handle whatever comes your way. This is not the year to max yourself out, and you will do best keeping things on as even a keel as possible. Love and business look good, as long as you keep them separate.
Scent: Earth oil
DOG – This is your year, so make the best of this positive energy coming your way. You will be helped in areas regarding the house and home. If you have any plans for the future, you will be given energy toward moving forward with great speed. Enjoy the surge of social activity and progress
Gem: Tree Agate
Scent: Wood Oil
You may be thinking of your future and setting up plans to make a dream come true this year. Perhaps you have always wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean or buy a boat or some land? This year you will start to lay the groundwork for things to happen. The overall energy that surrounds you should be optimistic and positive.
Gem: Orange Calcite
Each Animal in the Zodiac has positive aspects to be found this year, so focus on what will be a strong and favored point for you. There will be time to work on the other aspects in your life when the Pig moseys in next year. Have a Wonderful Happy, and Healthy New Year!
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TO FIND YOUR SIGN USE THE KEY BELOW: If your year is not shown, count up or down until you reach your birth year.
RAT 1936, ’48, ‘60, ‘72, ‘84, ‘96, 08 OX 1937, ‘49, ‘61, ‘73, ‘85, ‘97, 09 TIGER 1938, ‘50, ‘62, ‘74, ‘86, ‘98, 10. RABBIT 1939, ‘51, ‘63, ‘75, ‘87, ‘99, 11. DRAGON 1940,’52, ‘64, ‘76, ‘88, 00, 12. SNAKE 1941, ‘53, ‘65, ‘77, ‘89, 01, 13. HORSE 1942, ’54, ’66, ’78, ’90, 02, 14. SHEEP 1943, ’55, ’67, ’79, ’91, 03, 15. MONKEY 1944, ’56, ’68, ’80, ’92, 04, 16. ROOSTER 1945, ’57, ’69, ’81, ’93, 05, 17. DOG 1946, ’58, ’70, ’82, ’94, ‘06, 18. PIG 1947, ’59, ’70, ’83, ’95, 07, 19.
The Mystical Mind: Heavenly Visitors
By Victoria Chasmar
The holidays have just passed and at this time more than others, we may feel the loss of those who have passed more acutely. Thankfully, it is often a popular time for visitations from deceased loved ones. This article will be on enhancing our awareness of messages from the other side.
CREATE AN ENERGETIC SPACE
Visiting deceased relatives and friends can easily visit once an area has been cleared of negativity. Smudging clears spirits that are not from a pure space (not loved ones or angels). Light a black candle to absorb any negative energy. Light an incense charcoal in a safe burner and add a clearing resin blend to it. Systematically work from your front entrance through your home and out the opposite side of the door you started. Visualize the white light as you clear, and say “all those not in the white light must leave now”. When you reach your front doorway open the door and all the windows to clear the air. Light a white candle and snuff the black candle. Energize your main living areas with the reiki or angels smudge blend. Clear your environment of clutter and decorate with warm and inviting pictures and decorations. Soft music or classic songs are also a nice addition. Light a guardian angel candle or pink and white candles scented with manifesting oil. Place images of those you would like to contact nearby.
There are many ways the deceased can attempt to access us. One method you may wish to try AFTER you have cleared and charged your area is:
Light a white and purple candle scented with chakra 7 oil. Use a copper portal pendulum (it opens). Place angelite and a frankincense tear inside with a piece of parchment with the loved ones name on it inside it. Ask for protection and clear your mind. Ask questions that can be answered with a yes or no. The pendulum's movement you indicate your answers. If nothing happens or you do not feel right, Stop and try another method. If you do connect, limit your time to fifteen minutes or less. If you do not want to work with a portal pendulum a scolesite pendulum will enhance your channeling ability. If this direct method does not work for you, try increasing your sensitivity to your environment to pick up on more subtle messages.
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