How to Perform a Spell: Supermoon 8/29/15

Supermoon!!! Saturday, August 29, 2015.

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The Supermoon (all one word) occurs when the moon is the closest to the earth in its orbit. Last year we had three Supermoons. As the moon is closest to the earth tides react more strongly along with our emotions. Emotions usually start to run high as long as one week prior to the Supermoon so if people around you have been acting a bit, well, crazy-nutso, now you know why. It will all blow over by September 1st as the last of the Supermoon’s energy wears off.

How you can best take advantage of the Supermoon is to light a candle for yourself. The Supermoon is also the full moon so that part of the lunar cycle can be used for any purpose. Just be sure to include only one purpose per candle. You can light multiple candles for yourself, if you wish.

The main things people are interested in manifesting for themselves or improving are:

  • Love and relationships of all kinds
  • career, and finances
  • Health
  • Spiritual growth
  • Banishing

Here are some basic tips on candle magic and then I’ll cover ideas you can use for each of the aforementioned magical desires.

First thing you do with a candle is you have to cleanse it. You don’t know what sort of vibes or energy it picked up in its manufacturing process, shipping, or while on the shelf of the store in which you purchased it.

You simply cleanse a candle by rubbing from the middle out to both ends; and, don’t forget to include the wick. Imagine gray or black smoke leaving the candle. The candle will grow warm due to the heat of your hands, but you may feel the candle grow lighter in weight. This is because you’re removing excess energy.

Once you feel the candle is cleansed (use your intuition!) it’s ready to be charged, but before that, be sure you have gathered all the supplies you intend to use. You never want to be in a position where you’ve calling on Deity and realize you forgot to set aside the herbs you want to use with your candle. Gather all materials, and the you’re ready to charge and use your candle.

Charging a candle is the opposite of cleansing it. Focus on what you wish to manifest. Let’s say you hope for a new and better job. You can focus on the thought, “A new and better job than the one I have now comes to me in the perfect time.” Keep that thought in mind as you rub your candle from either end toward the middle. Again, don’t forget to include the wick and imagine your desire entering the candle and moving down the length of the wick. This way as the candle burns and the wick and wax are consumed that will release your wish out into the universe.

Note: if your intention is to cleanse or banish something out of your life when you charge your candle you do so in the same direction you used to cleanse it. You imagine your intention leaving the candle, beginning at the middle and working out to either end, including the wick.

If your mind wanders at any time during the process, don’t worry. Just bring your thoughts back to the task at hand. If you have never performed candle magic before and you do not practice meditation it’s perfectly normal for your mind to wander. Don’t give up. Just refocus on your wish and keep going.

Once you feel your intention has been set into your candle it’s time to use it.

Items you will want to have on-hand for candle magic are as follows. You can include all or just some of these items. That’s up to you.

  • Paper plate (a MUST if you are using oils and/or herbs)
  • Either olive oil or an oil specific to your magical intention
  • Herbs specific to your magical intention
  • Favorite crystals or stones as an item to focus on (totally optional)
  • Incense for atmosphere (totally optional)

If you are placing herbs onto your candle, but you don’t have any scented oil on hand that matches your magical intention, use olive oil. Olive oil is excellent at absorbing energy. Put a bit in a small dish or bottle and hold it in your hands. Focus on your intention and “see” your intention enter the oil. Your olive oil is now charged for your magical purpose.

In order to place herbs on your candle, first with your fingers rub the oil into the candle the same way you charged the candle. Start from the bottom and rub the oil up to the middle, then go to the top of the candle and rub the oil from the top to the middle. I do NOT recommend you place any oil on the wick. That can cause a huge flaring flame when you first light the candle and those can be dangerous. You don’t want to singe your eyebrows!

If you are using herbs your candle is now ready to be coated in herbs. Simply sprinkle the herbal mixture onto the paper plate. Hold both your hands palms downward over the herbs with your fingers together as though you’re wearing mittens. Focus on your magical intention again and visualize it entering the herbs. The herbs are now charged for magical use for your particular intention.

Lay the oil-coated candle on its side onto the area of the paper plate closest to you and slowly roll it TOWARD you across the paper plate if your intention is to manifest something into your life or bring something to you. If you are focusing on getting rid of something (banishing), then place the candle on the side of the paper plate nearest you and roll it away from you.

Once some of the herbs have adhered to the candle’s surface it’s ready to be focused upon and lit. You do not have to get all the herbs to stick to the candle. Just some is fine. If there are empty patches on your candle, don’t worry. The important thing is that at least a few crumbs of each herb you used are somewhere on your candle.

Always be sure you have a candle holder appropriate for the size of candle you are using and burn it in a safe place away from drafts, small children and animals who might knock it over. Sparks can fly off of candles burned for magical intentions and they can be large sparks so also be sure your candle is far from curtains, books, papers, and other highly flammable objects.

Focus on your intention, repeat it either in your mind or out loud 9 times, also remember to call on whatever aspect of Deity you wish to work with, then light the candle. Thank deitiy and know that your intention is going out to the universe and that when the time is right the universe will manifest your intention into your reality.

The final step is very important. Just LET IT GO. Forget about your spell. Don’t dwell on it. Don’t wonder if and when it’s going to work. Trust in the universal forces you called upon to know when the time is right for you and go about your life. Those who dwell on spell work and wonder if it’s working or if it will work at all are introducing doubt into the equation, and that is the last thing you want because doubt will undermine all your work and your desired result may never manifest. Also, be careful if you tell anyone about what you’ve done. Many are not as open-minded as you are and they will also doubt you, perhaps even ridicule you; and, this can cause your spell to fail. So let it go and trust that your desire will manifest at the time and in a way that is for your highest good.

You may be wondering what herbs or oils you should use. I’m including a brief and simple list of supplies that most of you can easily find in your kitchen for the herbs. I’m also including the most popularly used oils for each type of magical intention. Again, oils are extra and not 100% necessary, but they do add a nice touch.

Note: herbs can be fresh or dried. Personally, I find it easier to work with dried herbs, but the choice is yours.

  • Love and relationships of all kinds
    • Herbs: rose petals, cinnamon, basil, nutmeg
    • Oils: rose, jasmine, patchouli
  • career, and finances
    • Herbs: basil, cloves (whole or crushed), cinnamon
    • Oils: frankincense & myrrh (this comes as a blend & you can also find them individually), Abundance oil (available as a blend from many retailers)
  • Health
    • Herbs: rosemary, bay leaves (whole or crushed, but if placing them on a candle be sure to crush them first), garlic (to drive illness out of the body)
    • Oils: rose, rosemary, bay
  • Spiritual growth
    • Herbs: frankincense (in the form of a resin) & myrrh (raw form is in bits of twig & bark), white rose petals, jasmine
    • Oils: frankincense & myrrh blend, sandalwood
  • Banishing
    • Herbs: garlic, black pepper, salt (though not an herb, it really works), bay leaves (whole or crushed), rosemary, dragon’s blood resin (this can be found in powdered or resin form)
    • Oils: frankincense & myrrh, rose, vetivert, dragon’s blood

Remember, the Supermoon is THIS Saturday, so you don’t have much time. Supermoon energy lasts for 1 week prior and 1 week after the actual date of the Supermoon so if you miss out on Saturday you still have varying degrees of energy to work with over the coming week, but the moon will be waning, so focus on removing obstacles to the things you wish to manifest and perform your spell as if it were a banishing. You will be focused on banishing the obstacles from your life that stand between you and your desires if you perform this spell after the actual date of the Supermoon.

Most of all have fun with this. Shoot me an email or post to my timeline on Facebook or tweet at me as to what you did and how you think it went. I’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you many blessings!

Nefer Khepri, PhD, R. M-T.

Author of The Egyptian Lenormand (Schiffer Books, 2015)

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How to Strengthen and Increase Your Intuition

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Many of you may be wondering just what is all the hoopla over intuition anyway? Why do so many believe it’s important to be intuitive?

Your intuition is important because – to put it into modern terms – it is your internal spiritual GPS. Your intuition is a guidance system of the finest caliber. Each of us is a creation of the Divine; and, as such we each contain a Divine Spark. That spark is your intuition.

Your intuition was placed within you so you would always have a way to directly connect with Divinity no matter where you go, what you’re doing, or how you’re feeling at the time. Your intuition is there and it is always in the “on” position. Your intuition is the one app that never shuts down and never ever crashes.

I can hear you now.

But what if I can’t HEAR my intuition? What if I already know nothing is there? I’m not intuitive in the slightest. I don’t have an internal spiritual GPS-thingy, but can I order one for my smart phone?

Last I checked no one has invented an app for intuition, but one is probably in the works. Until then, I am here to tell you that EVERYONE IS INTUITIVE whether you have ever sensed you are or not. You ARE.

The trick is in learning HOW to listen to your intuition. There is a little method I learned when I was a teenager that I have adapted for my own use. I have used it with great success and you can as well.

This is a simple method, and as many of you already know, simple is always best because simple works.

In order to over time develop the ability to tune into your own intuitive guidance system follow this practice for 3 minutes every day for a week. For the second week increase the time to 5 minutes per session. By week 3 you should be up to 7 minutes. The goal is to reach 10 minutes. Try to choose approximately the same time every day. I followed the practice at night before going to sleep. This can also lead to some very interesting dreams, just FYI so it may benefit you to keep a notebook by your bed so you can take notes.

Simple Intuition Strengthening Exercise

Make sure you will not be interrupted and sit in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and take 5 – 10 slow deep breaths. Be sure your lungs expand and contract as much as you can manage. You will keep your eyes closed for the duration of this exercise.

After the breathing exercise imagine a beam of gold sparkly light flowing down and entering you through the very top of your head. The top of your head is the location of your crown chakra.

Imagine this gold sparkly light as feeling warm. Feel the warmth flow slowly down to the center of your forehead, just above your eyebrows. This is the location of your third eye chakra, the seat of your intuition.

Imagine this golden light sending its warmth slowly through your entire head as it moves down to your throat chakra. Feel the warmth of the golden light swirl there for a moment or two, then envision it heading down to your heart at the center of your chest. When it reaches your heart at the center of your chest the golden light is located now in your heart chakra.

Try to listen for the sound of your heartbeat. Don’t stress if you can’t hear it yet. It will become noticeable the more you practice this little exercise.

Feel the light circle around your heart chakra, then slowly start to move back up to your throat chakra. Allow it to swirl 3 – 5 times within your throat chakra and envision the light moving back up to your third eye chakra. Have it swirl around there a few times and then see the golden light moving back up to your crown chakra. Envision the light as REMAINING within your crown chakra at the top of your head.  Open your eyes. This ends the exercise.

A Word About Chakras

The crown, third eye and heart chakras are all the upper chakras and are more focused upon your spirituality, intuition, and emotional well-being than our the lower chakras (solar plexus, navel and root, respectively). The upper chakras are what I use most in all of my spiritual work, though some will say the solar plexus chakra (located at the base of your breast bone) is also important, personally I don’t feel that, but if you feel it may be important for you, by all means you can continue the exercise and also focus the golden light as being within your solar plexus chakra. You could even do this for all seven of your main chakras. It certainly won’t hurt and will help to bring balancing and healing energy to you from your crown on down to your root chakra. Just be sure to envision the golden light moving slowly back up through each chakra & then remaining in the crown chakra. That’s very important.

The first few times you do this exercise it should take about 3 minutes to complete. You can move slower if you want, but please do not do it any faster than 3 minutes. Should your mind begin to wander simply bring it back to focusing on the golden light and your upper chakras. Do not stop the exercise. Over time your mind will learn to focus better and soon will wander less and less while you do the exercise.

The golden light is your connection to Divinity (any manifestation of your choice). It is always present, but you strengthen it every time you practice this simple exercise.

When you end the exercise and imagine the golden light remaining within your crown chakra what you are doing is using the golden light to feed your crown chakra, thus reinforcing your own personal connection to Divinity. This, in turn, feeds your intuition and helps to strength it so at some point you will begin to hear or sense your intuitive guidance.

I will warn you that for some of you this will work very quickly and for others it may take weeks, maybe even a couple of months. Do not despair & do not give up! Just be patient with yourself. For many of you such visualization may be a brand new experience so it’s going to take your brain a bit of getting used to doing the exercise until at some point the exercise will become second nature and you will be able to practice it at any time.

As you progress with this exercise you may begin to experience colors as you visualize the golden sparkly light moving through your chakras. That is normal and is something to be encouraged. The most common colors you will most likely see are:

  • Gold: this is the golden light of the Divine with which you are working
  • Yellow: merely another shade of the golden light
  • White: this represents the presence of your angels
  • Violet to Purple: the energy of the crown chakra & this color can also represent the presence of your spirit guides
  • Indigo to Dark Blue: this is the energy of the third eye chakra
  • Blue: the energy of the throat chakra
  • Green: the energy of the heart chakra

Should you go beyond the heart chakra, other colors you may see are as follows:

  • Yellow: the energy of the solar plexus chakra
  • Orange: the energy of the navel or second chakra
  • Red: the energy of the root chakra

What Intuition Can Feel Like

If you practice this little intuition exercise daily you will begin to notice that your “gut hunches” are growing stronger. That is your own internal spiritual GPS kicking into gear. Listen and tune in to those hunches. They can take several forms and this is different for everyone. Some ways your intuition will make itself known include:

  • A voice. It’s that still, inner voice you hear so much about. It kind of sounds like your own voice, but not exactly. Some of you will hear actual words.
  • A feeling. You may be heading to the store, but suddenly get a “bad” feeling, change your mind and not go only to discover a freak storm broke out and you would have been caught in it.
  • A physical sensation. Your intuition sends messages to your body that then reacts in certain ways. Me, I always feel it in my stomach or in cases of danger, the back of my neck. An extreme example of intuition working in this manner comes from my dad’s life.

How My Dad’s Intuition Saved His & My Aunt’s Lives

In 1979 my dad was on his way to Mexico City from Los Angeles. He had been visiting family in California before continuing on to Mexico to visit other family members. He was booked on Western Airlines flight # 2605 on Halloween, 1979. While at the airport waiting to board the plane with one of his sisters who was also going with him, Dad got a REALLY BAD feeling. He felt nauseated & told his sister he had to use the restroom. He didn’t end up vomiting, but still felt horrible. As he went back to the gate he told his sister he didn’t think they should get on the plane. My aunt was psychic herself and all day long had been experiencing what she thought at the time was a very long and intense hot flash. She had just begun to go into menopause, she figured.

She told Dad it would be fine, he was just nervous, but Dad insisted something awful was going to happen & he told her they should not get on that plane. They argued until people began to board, then my aunt thought better of it and they changed their reservation to a later flight.

Western Airlines flight # 2605 crashed upon landing in Mexico City, hit a truck, then a building, caught on fire and 72 of the 88 passengers died. Up until that time it was the third worst airline disaster (now it is currently ranked 7th).

My dad’s intuition had given him nausea, or maybe his angels or spirit guides caused him to feel that bad. We’ll never know, but the end result is that both my father and aunt lived to talk about it while 72 other unfortunate people did not. When they heard about the flight upon landing later that day in Mexico City my aunt passed out from the news. The plane had caught on fire and that, to her, explained her day long hot flash, which stopped roughly at the time flight 2605 crashed.

My dad and aunt’s experience is an extreme example of how intuition can warn a person and it exemplifies how our intuition can send our physical body messages in order to get its point across. We just have to be astute enough to correctly interpret those messages.

I wish you great success on using my simple little exercise in order to increase and strengthen your intuition. Over the coming weeks please comment and let me know how it’s working for you.

Wishing you many blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD, R. M-T.

Author of The Egyptian Lenormand (Schiffer Books, 2015)

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The Importance of Intuition & How to Develop & Strengthen It

The Raven of Intuition - a detail of a commissioned Soul Portrait. They are available at Image copyright Nefer Khepri 2011.

The Raven of Intuition – a detail of a commissioned Soul Portrait. They are available at Image copyright Nefer Khepri 2011.

Are you intuitive? Yes you are, whether you believe you are or not. Everyone is intuitive. Everyone has intuition. The trick is to learn HOW to listen to your intuitive voice. There are easy steps you can take to strengthen your own intuition. Your intuition is the most important tool you possess. I will share a recent experience from my own life that proves that beyond any doubt.

Just what is “intuition?” Your intuition is that calm inner voice or sometimes just a “feeling” in your “gut”. We all have intuition. The voice speaks whenever we need guidance. Most of us hear it, but to varying degrees. There are steps you can take in order to make your intuitive voice stronger so you can actually hear it and then follow the guidance and act accordingly.

Your intuition comes from the Divine. Physically, it is located between the Third Eye and Crown chakras, some say it is housed in the pineal gland. All I know is when a strong intuitive feeling or thought comes through to me I can always feel my Third Eye chakra spinning clockwise. Sometimes it can even make me feel a bit dizzy, but it’s always a sure sign I need to act on whatever intuitive feeling is coming through to me.

As our gift from the Divine, our intuition will NEVER mislead us. It will never tell you to do something that goes against your morals, ethics, or results in harming yourself or another. If such thoughts do seem to enter your consciousness from the outside, banish them because chances are they come from your own fears or perhaps even low vibration entities.

When following your intuition you can never go wrong. I have found this true in my life more times than I can count. In fact, the times I have allowed myself to think that my Ego Mind knows better and have ignored my intuition disaster or severe disappointment has been the result. It is always wise to listen to your intuition and to act on the information that comes through to you. That information is coming to you for your own highest good and the highest good of all concerned in the situation.

 Steps to Strengthen Your Intuition

There are a number of very simple exercises you can do in order to tune into your own intuition. It amounts to playing a guessing game with yourself about certain things. Choose something for which the answer would come to you shortly regardless of intuition.

For example, you may want to get some paper and write down the names of the next 2 – 3 people you “feel” will call or text you next. Keep the list with you and throughout your day check it when a call or text comes through to test your accuracy. If you keep up this simple game daily you will find yourself becoming increasingly accurate.

The movie,

The movie, “Back to the Future 2” predicts the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series in 2015. For this Cubs fan hope springs eternal & they are doing very well this season!

Another example, if you watch any sports guess what the final score will be or which team will win. Keep daily track if you follow a particular team and in a month see how your accuracy has improved. That will be a sign your intuition is growing stronger.

Your intuition is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger and more accurate it will become. If you’re not interested in using it, then your intuition will atrophy and won’t work for you much at all. If you’ve gone through years of not knowing you had intuition or just not interested in learning about it, but now you are, rest assured that by using these simple guessing exercises you can help to tone and strengthen your intuitive muscle until it becomes a true and accurate guide for you.

Water is a very good conductor of energy. I suggest that you come up with your intuitive guesses while you’re bathing. I have received major intuitive feelings and thoughts while in the bathtub. Intuitive feelings also strike when I’m washing the dishes. In my experience water helps the flow of intuition.

My uncle Gilbert, his wife Myra & my cousin Damon & I at the Maroon Bells, Colorado. 2015.

My uncle Gilbert, his wife Myra & my cousin Damon & I at the Maroon Bells, Colorado. 2015.

Nature strengthens your intuition as well. If you already spend a lot of time out in nature, that’s great. If not, work towards spending more time outside. Imagine yourself as a tree with your feet grounding you to the earth and your head reaching up into the heavens from where intuitive hunches originate. Imagine yourself as a pillar of light conducting this intuitive energy down and into your Crown chakra (top of your head) and feel it move down into your Third Eye chakra (approximately just above and between your eyebrows). Feel your intuition being activated and strengthened. Do this every time you go outside for about a minute and you will be surprised at how much stronger your intuition becomes in just a month of doing this very simple exercise.

Simple works. Just because these exercises are simple don’t assume they won’t work. They will. I used these same exercises to strengthen my own intuition and whenever I feel it needs to be rejuvenated I practice the same exercises again.

 An Example of Intuition Helping My Family

Always listen and never question when it comes to your intuition.

That’s a difficult lesson to master because our egos make us believe we know best. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve second-guessed my own intuition only to always be proven wrong in every case.

Uncle Gilbert & my parents ca. 1976.

Uncle Gilbert & my parents ca. 1976.

A few months ago I began to think a lot about my favorite uncle who lives in Colorado. There was a 30-year gap in communication due to a bad misunderstanding my mother had that caused her to cut off her baby brother and that entire section of our family. When Mom got sick my dad broke the silence and called him. My uncle dropped everything and immediately came to see my mom. It was as if nothing had ever happened and they had a lovely reunion. The best part is that I had my favorite uncle back in my life and over several visits to Colorado I am slowly getting to know my cousins and aunt better.

As I began to think of my uncle several times a day I got a queasy feeling that something was wrong. He is in his 70s so he’s no spring chicken. My husband had been unemployed for several months last year and we could not afford to take a vacation, but I begged him to take us to Colorado and told him I had to see my uncle again. He agreed and we just returned from a 10-day vacation with family.

The minute I saw my uncle I knew something was very wrong. He no longer walked straight and tall. He was now hunched over, but not all the time. I thought maybe he had osteoporosis, but then I noticed two other things that were not evident last summer when I had last seen him.

He was now walking without moving his arms. It’s normal for a person to slightly swing

Uncle Gilbert & I. Aspen, Colorado. 2015.

Uncle Gilbert & I. Aspen, Colorado. 2015.

their arms as they walk. His arms were no longer moving as he walked. The most telling change in him was that now he had a pronounced tremor in his right hand/lower arm.

My heart broke when I saw that tremor because my own father had died from Parkinson’s Disease. I quickly added up my uncle’s other visible symptoms and determined he very well could have Parkinson’s Disease or some other neurological issue.

Before we left I spoke with one of my cousins and carefully explained what I had seen and what it could mean based on what happened to my own father. He agreed to speak to his mother, my aunt, about it and they will hopefully get my uncle to a neurologist sooner rather than later.

My cousin told me he had noticed the tremor and just assumed it was old age setting in. That’s the danger with Parkinson’s Disease. Once the tremors begin most will write them off as old age, nerves misfiring or anxiety. When someone develops a tremor in an extremity (hands, feet, even the head can be affected) PLEASE err on the side of caution and get them to a neurologist as soon as possible.

My dad had a history of carpel tunnel syndrome and had had 2 surgeries on each of his wrists and elbows. When his tremor began in his right arm he blamed the side effect of the surgery since a known side-effect is the gradual loss of muscle control. Sometimes his hands would go limp as he held something so he’d drop it. The sad thing was my Mom got him to see a neurologist, and Dad must have been told what was wrong because when he came home he told us that doctor was an idiot who was wrong. Dad went into total denial. He had the tremor for 3 years and then after my mom died Dad went downhill so fast and developed dementia. By then I had gotten him to see a neurologist again (and the same doctor, unbeknownst to me at the time) who diagnosed him correctly with Parkinson’s Disease.

Had my dad only faced the truth of his situation he could have received proper treatment a lot earlier and perhaps he would have been able to avoid all the unpleasant developments that occurred as a result of the disease. We’ll never know for sure one way or another, but I know one thing for sure. I was the one to add up how my uncle was walking, his posture, and the tremor and realized he was now just like my father had been at the start of Parkinson’s Disease.

I have told my cousin and my cousin has spoken to his mother. Now I hope they get my uncle immediate medical attention so he can be diagnosed and treated accordingly.

This is why it is ALWAYS important to listen to and ACT on your intuition. These feelings come to us for a reason. I thought I was just being paranoid. I certainly do not want to lose my uncle so soon after we have reconnected, and at times I told myself that’s all my uneasy feelings were, but when they became so pronounced that I had trouble sleeping I knew I had to see him again so I could assess his well-being in person. What I saw has upset me tremendously, but I will always be grateful that despite our financial problems at this time my husband took us to Colorado for the visit.

Remember, your intuition is your best friend. Never question it and never doubt it. Your intuition will never steer you in the wrong direction.

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Deck Review: Healing Light & Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras.

Healing Light and Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras

Healing Light & Angel Cards. (C) Saleire & Schiffer Books, 2015.

Healing Light and Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras, by Saleire. Schiffer Books, 2015.

This is a neat little oracle deck. It comes housed in a hinge lidded box with a magnetic closure, which is standard box design for Schiffer Books. The box measures 5 1/8” x 3 1/8 ‘ x 1 ½” so it’s a nice size to bring along when traveling. The total number of cards is 42. The guidebooklet is the same size as the cards and has 96 pages.

The manner in which this deck is used is uncommon among oracle decks. Most oracle decks are not organized according to suit while the Tarot is divided into the Major and Minor Arcanas, with the Minor Arcana consisting of four suits. Oracle cards are usually numbered and titled, but not clearly organized.

The Healing Light and Angel Cards are organized into six “suits.” I use the term suit lightly because not all suits have the same number of cards, yet each suit has a clearly and easily identifiable theme. The suits are as follows: Chakra Cards

  • Chakra Cards
  • Action Cards
  • Color Cards
  • Animal Cards
  • Crystal Cards
  • Angel Cards

The manner in which Saleire intends for us to use the deck is to shuffle each suit of cards separately from one another. So you end up with six piles of cards in front of you. For the reading you then choose one card from each pile, therefore one card from each suit.

The concept revolves around working with your chakras.The Healing Light & Angel Cards are helpful in identifying blocks and imbalances within your chakras that, once identified, can be focused upon for further healing so blocks can be removed and balance can be regained. Every reading should begin with you asking something along the lines of, “which chakra needs to be worked on and brought into balance at this time?”

Another way I have used The Healing Light & Angel Cards is to ask why I have a certain health issue. I had a chronic 39-year knee problem that was miraculously healed by the Virgin Mary during a trip to Rome in 2012 (see the post here), but I wanted to know WHY the heck did my knees bother me for nearly 40 years. When asking the question the chakra card I drew at random was the Root chakra. The Root chakra is your foundation, stability, and security in life. This is what grounds us and helps to maintain the health of all the other chakras. I thought back and realized at the time I first injured my left knee my cousin, aunt and uncle had just moved away to Florida after us kids having grown up together. It was a huge adjustment and thinking back, as a child my security and foundation was threatened. About a year later my grandfather, an aunt and two cousins also moved away, so once again I felt my familial foundation being undermined. The Healing Light and Angel Cards helped me to realize the reason behind my knee condition.

This deck can help you to get at the root of physical, emotional and even spiritual afflictions and then you are better informed in how to deal with and heal these conditions. The other suits offer suggestions as to which colors, stones, angels, animals, and actions can be taken in order to facilitate the healing process.

The artwork is computer-generated and has a soft, calming feel to it. Colors are bright for the most part, and the Color Cards suit consists of fractural images that are quite beautiful. The images can also be used as focal points for meditation as well.

Wishing you many blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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Bayou Witch Incense: providers of quality magical supplies

Bayou Witch Incense logo, created by Lisa Hunt.

Bayou Witch Incense logo, created by Lisa Hunt.

I am often asked if I use incense, oils and herbs when I perform spells for others. The answer is yes, however, I am VERY particular as to where I obtain my materials. I have been in business since 1997 and during that time I have worked with a number of businesses that provide the materials I use for my spell work, but none can compare to Bayou Witch Incense.

Located in Louisiana, Bayou Witch Incense has been providing oils, incense, herbs, candles, and other products to American retailers for the past 25 years. Next month they will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their online store, located at

The proprietor is Celeste Heldstab, who is a pagan practitioner. She works with high grade essential oils to create wonderful oil and perfume blends. I have used essential oils for years and for magical work NONE can compare to the oils crafted by Celeste of Bayou Witch Incense. I believe the quality is not only in the oils themselves, but also the great care Celeste takes every time she creates an oil blend. I am very sensitive and I can feel her energy in everything she creates.

I purchased a perfume about a year ago called Blue Nile. It smells so lovely and whenever I wear it suddenly people talk to me for no reason. I can be in the produce section and someone will turn to me with a smile and say, “check out these peaches! I bought some last week and they were delicious. You should try them.” Or I could be looking at the meat and someone will point and say, “did you know that these packages have been mislabeled Choice when they’re really Prime? I used to work in a restaurant as a cook and I know Prime when I see it. Look at that marbling at Choice prices!” In both cases I did purchase the peaches and the mislabeled Prime and was very happy. I had people just smiling at me all over the grocery store. So now whenever I go out to buy groceries I am sure to be wearing Celeste’s Blue Nile. It also brings a smile to my face to see all the men suddenly take notice, some of whom are quite cute!

The incense is created all by Celeste by hand and she uses her essential oils and blends when adding scent to the incense. The incense comes packaged in brown plastic to help protect the oils within the incense from exposure to light. Labels are hand-written, which adds even more charm and Celeste’s own energy to her products. The incense smells divine and a typical stick of incense from Bayou Witch Incense will burn for approximately one hour. I do not have that length of burn time with any other brand of incense.

Over the years I have become increasingly particular about the materials I use for spell work and must say that of all the providers I have tried over the decades, no one compares to the quality and the degree of customer service provided by Bayou Witch Incense. I have recommended Celeste’s products to my clients and friends numerous times over the years, and I shall continue to do so as long as Celeste remains in business.

If you desire magical materials that are crafted with care, love, and with attention to other magical details, look no further than Bayou Witch Incense. I truly cannot recommend their products highly enough.

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Wishing you many blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

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The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

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Book Review: Tarot Interactions

Tarot Interactions, by Deborah Lipp.  Llewellyn Publications, 2015. Paperback $16.99 Kindle $9.99

How many of us wished we had someone to tutor us when we first began learning to read tarot cards? I learned on my own with the massive help of Eden Gray’s classic text, The Complete Guide to the Tarot (Bantam Books). It was the only tarot book I could find in my home town in the late 1970s even after much searching and asking (plus dealing with weird looks!).

These days there is a wide variety of tarot books easily available and the task of choosing just 1 – 3 for a beginner can be quite daunting and overwhelming. As a tarot instructor myself I appreciate books that read like a course on tarot rather than start off with a dry (and often incorrect) “historical” overview of how the Tarot came from Atlantis, Egypt, or gypsies, then goes into a discussion of the symbolism and meaning of each card, and finally concludes with the classic Celtic Cross spread & perhaps a few others.

Tarot Interactions does not follow the conventional tarot book mold. In fact, it breaks it, and quite spectacularly. When it comes to tarot books I am very difficult to impress. I’ve been reading and studying tarot since 1976 and have basically read them all. Yet I always go back to Eden Gray, and another wonderful classic no one should be without, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack (Weiser Books). I have been recommending these two books to my students for nearly 20 years. Now I can finally add a third, Tarot Interactions.

Tarot Interactions is quite different from the old formula we’re all accustomed to reading in a “how-to-read-tarot” book. What I really liked from the start is the personable method of writing Deborah Lipp has. As you read the book it sounds as though you’re sitting with her at your dining room table with a deck of tarot cards spread out before you. She is seated next to you sharing her method of reading the tarot while you sit there trying to soak it all up like a sponge. I love it when authors take the time to construct their writing style so that they are speaking WITH a reader as opposed to speaking AT a reader. Deborah Lipp is clearly well-informed about the Tarot, but she does not come across as a know-it-all. She comes across as a teacher who takes the reader by the hand in order to guide them through the material.

The title, Tarot Interactions, refers to how as readers we can relate to and use the Tarot. Furthermore, within a reading the cards interact with one another. Every two-card combination means something and also the meaning of a card changes based upon its position within a spread. In this manner the Tarot cards themselves also interact with each other. As a reader it is important to pick up on all of these nuances. Deborah Lipp explains how these interactions work and she offers a wide variety of exercises to take the reader through a learning process. Meanings of the cards are included, but she goes far beyond that and teaches through her book how the cards interact with each other and how meanings can change based upon a card’s position within a spread.

Meditation and keeping a journal are both encouraged, and I highly recommend at least keeping a journal as you work through this book. You will want to keep a record of the exercises you do and the results you get so as you work more with Tarot Interactions and time passes you can go back to check your progress. Meditation will help to open your psychic centers and heighten your intuition as well, so that is also a recommended practice while reading this book and beyond. Even as a seasoned reader myself I found the exercises to be useful. People who are new to Tarot will find the exercises not only useful but also great guideposts for their journey.

As I read Tarot Interactions I envisioned Deborah Lipp as a kindly teacher who only wishes for her students to understand the material at hand and is all too happy to share her own experiences with reading the cards. I wish this book had been written in the seventies when I was learning. It would have made my progress much easier.

I highly recommend this book to beginners, but seasoned readers will also find it to be quite useful as well.

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Wishing you many blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

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The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

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My UFO Sighting

Have you ever seen a UFO? A UFO is simply an “unidentified flying object.” It can be anything. Classified as a UFO does not automatically indicate the craft is extraterrestrial. It can be a weather balloon, a misidentified plane or helicopter, or even a mirage or some other trick of the eye. Yet, there are cases reported around the world and plenty of photographic and video evidence for metallic round or cigar-shaped objects that cannot be explained.

I saw a UFO when I was ten years old.

The Cast of the original Star Trek series.

The Cast of the original Star Trek series.

At the time I was heavily into “Star Trek,” which had just began to run in syndication. A friend and I were roller-skating on a side street half a block from my house. She was a year younger.

It was a typical northern Illinois summer day: bright full sun, not a cloud in the sky, and hot.

I wasn’t too keen on roller-skating because I wasn’t very good at it so I basically kept my eyes on the sidewalk directly in front of me. As I was looking down I could see a large shadow suddenly appear that encompassed the sidewalk, the street, and the front yard of the houses on either side of the street. This caused me to bring my gaze upward wondering what was creating the shadow.

That’s when I saw it. My ten year old mind just went blank. I was looking at something that made NO sense to me whatsoever. I tried to tell myself it was plane, but it was hovering over a house. It did not exhibit any movement, nor did it make any sound whatsoever. It just hung there.

The craft was larger than the house, which was the largest house on the block so I’d estimate the craft was approximately 1500 square feet in diameter. It just hung there in the air. I had stopped skating. My friend who was directly behind me bumped into me. As she said something to me all I did was point up. She looked and there was just silence.

I have no idea how long we stood there gawking at the UFO. Perhaps it was mere seconds, maybe minutes. All I knew was that this image I was seeing did not compute. My brain kept telling me “that’s a plane, it must be!” But it was no plane. What type of plane is circular without any windows or external markings?

As we stood there and I realized what we were looking at I turned to my friend and jokingly said, “Hey, maybe Scottie will beam us up if we can get his attention.” So like dumb kids will do stupid things we began screaming & waving at the craft.

Thankfully, we were not beamed up. Instead, the craft was there one second, we began screaming and waving at it and then it simply wasn’t there. I didn’t know about wormholes at the time, but I figure the craft either slipped into one or had some other method of traveling interdimensionally.

When the UFO disappeared that’s when it no longer was a game. We both started screaming in fright at that point. We roller-skated as fast as we could back to my house and rolled into the house still wearing the skates and screaming at my mom that we had just seen a UFO.

And, that, in a nutshell is my UFO story. If you have one, feel free to share in the comments below.

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Wishing you many blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

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