Tarot as Self-Care When the World is Doing Way Too Much

Tarot as Self-Care When the World is Doing Way Too Much

Through reading mindfully – especially when reading for ourselves – we bear witness to own experience, with all of its joys and challenges, so that we can nourish ourselves with compassion and care.

Retrograde Survival Guide: The Quick-and-Dirty on the Planets and their Movements

Retrograde Survival Guide: The Quick-and-Dirty on the Planets and their Movements

If there was going to be a song that played in the background of this post, it would be Juvenile's Back That Azz Up (for the 99 and the 2000s). 

In case you haven't yet heard, there will be six (SIX!) planets in retrograde all at once this summer. What does that mean for you?

5 Ways to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps for Good

5 Ways to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps for Good

As soon as you get that first twinge in your lower belly, that ache in your back, that pimple on your chin, or that incessant craving for something you usually never eat - you know what time it is.

Underwear For What?

Underwear For What?

Part of self-care is making sure you know why you do the things you do and making decisions for yourself and your body. You get to decide what you want to do or not do, and that includes you choice in (or lack of) underwear.

The Power in Your Hair

The Power in Your Hair

You probably have someone in your family that would freak out if you wanted to cut your long hair, or someone who told you what to do with the hair that you cleaned out of your comb or brush. You have probably seen people insist on covering their hair when leaving their homes, either for modesty or protection. Your mother probably told you not to let just anybody "play" in your hair. Why all the fuss? Why does it matter?

Holy Smoke: The Quick-and-Dirty on Smudging

Holy Smoke: The Quick-and-Dirty on Smudging

All the cool spiritual folks on Instagram post pictures of their bundled herbs smoldering on an abalone shell, moving the smoke around on the room with a feather. When we are beginning our journey we think "Oh, this must be something I need to do." But if you don't know what you're doing and why you're doing it, you probably won't get the results you want. 

Build a Bae: How to Manifest the Love You Deserve

Build a Bae: How to Manifest the Love You Deserve

If you're reading this, it's safe to assume you're interested in manifesting love and attraction into your life. All it requires is paying attention to your intention and remembering that "like attracts like" and what you put out into the Universe, you get back.

So What's a Twin Flame, Anyway?

So What's a Twin Flame, Anyway?

Most of us have the desire to have a life partner in whatever form or fashion. Here, we will discuss what people believe a twin flame is, how a twin flame differs from a soulmate, and what makes people believe they have found theirs.

Five Ways to Use a Journal That Don't Include "Dear Diary"

Five Ways to Use a Journal That Don't Include "Dear Diary"

The thing about journaling is that yes, it is something that tuned-in people do (and you should be one of those people) and it is good practice to adopt into your morning or nightly routine. Regular reflection should be a part of everyone's spiritual and self-care practice, as it helps us to see what's working and what's not, and develop a plan to change. However, the standard "Dear Diary" we saw depicted so often in the media is not the only way to use a journal.

Candles Are Cool But So Is Kale: On Practical Magic and How to Really Get What You Want in Life

Candles Are Cool But So Is Kale: On Practical Magic and How to Really Get What You Want in Life

It is easy to think that all you need to do is "set your intentions" or pray and visualize our goal for all our dreams to come true. We have to remember that good magic is practical magic. Whatever you do to petition and commune with your divine in order to co-create your experience (I call that magic, you call it whatever you want), it has to be followed up with action.

13 Books Every #BlackMagicWoman Needs for the New Year

13 Books Every #BlackMagicWoman Needs for the New Year

To make sure that you're starting off on the right path from trusted sources, here is a curated list of 13 books that should give you a solid foundation.

25 Gift Ideas for the Wild + Witchy Woman of Color in Your Life

25 Gift Ideas for the Wild + Witchy Woman of Color in Your Life

The holidays are here and once again you've got to figure out what to get for your family and friends. It never fails, you probably can't think of what to get for the one (or few) woman in your life who is into weird things that can't be found on the typical trip to Target (unless you know where to look *wink*). 

She's an eclectic, non-traditional, earthy, quirky, moon-gazing, horoscope-reading, sage-burning, tea-drinking, Erykah Badu/Lauryn Hill/India Arie type and a generic gift card just won't do. 

Don't worry, help is here!

Is Your House Haunted? 12 Ways to Tell if You've Got Company and UOENO

Is Your House Haunted? 12 Ways to Tell if You've Got Company and UOENO

What do you say when something falls over, or a door slams, or you thought you saw something move out of the corner of your eye? Most people do one of two things: start questioning their sanity or start wondering if they may have some supernatural houseguests.

"Not Today, Satan!" Starter Kit: 9 Ways to Rid Yourself + Your Space of Bad Vibes

"Not Today, Satan!" Starter Kit: 9 Ways to Rid Yourself + Your Space of Bad Vibes

You don't have to be a practitioner of any specific magic/religious system, but you need to know how to protect yourself, your space, and your magic.

Fuck Your Facials: Grown Ass Self-Care So You Can Get Your Shit Together

Fuck Your Facials: Grown Ass Self-Care So You Can Get Your Shit Together

I have a bone to pick with everybody, including myself.

This is not one of those soft, coddling, "you deserve a break" articles. There is a place and time for those, and this isn't it.

*sips tea*

Conscious Sex, Part One: Ain't No Condom for Bad Vibes

Conscious Sex, Part One: Ain't No Condom for Bad Vibes

No, I’m not talking about pregnancy and disease. Juices and cooties aren't the only things swapped when you're getting it in. I’m talking about energy. People love to say that they want “positive vibes only” but don’t realize where they’re picking up the exact opposite of that.

The Moon and You: Understanding Divine Timing for Self-Care and Magic

The Moon and You: Understanding Divine Timing for Self-Care and Magic

Full moon, new moon, manifestations, rituals....

Depending on the circles you find yourself in, you might find these terms thrown around quite often. Monthly, actually.

Wondering what all this means? Come sit for a while, and get ready to take notes.