Moon Water Ritual

Sunday, January 28, 2018

This full moon will be extra potent. We have a Full moon in Leo, the second full moon of January, making it a blue moon. AND we will also be having a full lunar eclipse, making it a blood moon. So much energy will be available to us. I thought this might be the perfect time to make moon water and a rose quartz elixir to imbibe the healing properties the moon will have for us tonight. This is a little ritual for moon water and gem elixir with the intention of promoting self love and deep healing of the shadow self. Read on to see the full ritual, use it tonight, or on any full moon!


  • Drinking Water
  • Rose Quartz
  • Glass Jar With Lid
  • Full Moon
  • An altar setup of your choice: it can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Pick things that make you feel warm, loved, beautiful. Charge an item of your choosing if you desire; such as a piece of jewelry, a mirror, makeup, anything you can carry with you as a charm.

The Ritual:

  • Take a bath or shower in preparation, if you can’t maybe just wash your hands and face to cleanse and renew calm.
  • Set up your altar in any way you like. I chose to use rose quartz pieces, marigold petals to connect with Leo energy, and a few tarot cards. The empress to bring love and inspiration, the high priestess for lunar healing, and strength for its connection to Leo.
  • When you feel ready, fill your jar with drinking water and place it at the center of your altar, place a rose quartz stone on the closed lid to create a gem elixir for self love and healing with your moon water. If possible in clear view of the moon, it’s okay if you can’t. The lunar energy is everywhere.
  • Once everything is set, it’s time to set your intention for the ritual. Offer a prayer to the Divine and to the moon. Speak your intention for the water and ask for it to be blessed by this lunar energy.
  • Now, leave your water to soak up the moon energy for at least an hour. You may leave it overnight if you wish but keep in mind rose quartz fades with the sunlight so don’t leave it our for too long!

Uses for Moon Water

Once you collect your moon water it can be used for any number of things! You can drink it straight to imbibe its loving energy and healing properties, or you can get creative and use it however you like. Here are a few ways I use moon water:
  • Brew your tea or coffee with it
  • Wash your face
  • Mix it into a clay mask
  • Use it in essential oil spray (a blend of geranium and lavender is my favorite)
  • Mix your paint in it, create a magical piece of art
  • Bless your space with it
  • Bless your magical tools
Happy Full Moon, I hope you enjoy this unique combination of energies available to you tonight.
Much Love,
Liliana x

Tarot Confusion: When Readings Don’t Make Sense

Friday, January 26, 2018

So you’re doing a reading, you shuffle, you ask your question, you lay down the cards and…it makes absolutely no sense. What happens now?

It can happen, sometimes we can stare at a spread until we’re blue in the face and it just doesn’t add up or doesn’t feel right. When this happens, we can do a few things, read on to see how I tackle tarot confusion.

First, check in with yourself.

How are you feeling? Are you tired, in an altered emotional state, sleepy?  Have you had food or water? If you’re feeling a bit ungrounded or overly emotional it could have interfered with the energies of the cards. Have you ever tried to study, read a book, or focus on anything when you were hungry? How did that work out? Not great for me, I’ll tell you that much.  Try doing something grounding; eat something if you haven’t eaten, have some water, take some deep breaths. Center yourself and then come back to the spread, still not making any sense?

Check in with your deck.

Just like we do, decks need maintenance too! Sometimes it’s just a matter of stagnant energy in your cards. I try to cleanse my decks regularly to avoid any interference of lingering energy from previous readings. If you would like to see how I cleanse my tarot cards head over here to read more. about keeping your deck ready for any reading.

Clarification cards.

If my deck has been cleansed and I’m feeling just fine, and I still can’t make sense of a spread I like to draw a clarification card or two for specific cards that don’t seem to have any relevance to my question. Try not to draw too many cards, this might get even more confusing. Drawing a couple of cards will usually help bring some clarity and context to the base cards. I sometimes even like to mix it up and add an oracle card to the reading, the messages usually start to make sense after this. But what if they don’t?

Is it a sign?

If after making sure I’m centered and drawing clarifiers the cards still seem wrong, either leave the reading for another time or I start over. Since this doesn’t happen often, I will usually I’ll take it as a sign that I’m not meant to be doing this reading at this time. For whatever reason, the universe doesn’t think I’m ready for these answers. When readings don’t work out it’s good practice to take note of it in a journal. Record your question, how you were feeling, and even the cards you drew [who knows, it might make sense later!] reflect on why you did the reading in the first place, dive deep, you might find that you already had the answer within you all along. Maybe pull the High Priestess out for inspiration.
So there you have it, some of the ways I tackle tarot confusion. I hope this little checklist helps if you ever feel blocked during a reading. How do you deal with tarot blocks? Let me know in the comments below!
Much Love,
Liliana x

What Should I Ask the Tarot?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tarot can feel like some really mysterious thing, especially at first.

We see images in media all the time of the tarot reader wrapped up in smoke and scarves predicting the exact moment you find your soulmate, or telling you you’re dying tomorrow. Coming into a tarot reading with these images in mind, it can be almost intimidating to ask a question. But it doesn’t have to be that way, at the end of the day tarot cards are paper and ink helping us to get in touch with a deeper part of ourselves.
It can be tricky to phrase our questions when asking the tarot for guidance so here are a few ways to get the best out of your reading. Try to steer away from yes or no questions, you likely won’t get a concrete answer. Try to keep it open ended; look towards what, why, and how phrases, these help you get the most detail and clarity from your reading. Keep your questions action based and you will find the cards have a lot more information for you that if you simply ask if you should or shouldn’t.

If you have a Yes/No question try rephrasing it!

Instead of: Will I get a job soon/Should I quit my job?
Try: What can I do to prepare for the job I’m looking for/ What can I focus on in my career?
Instead of: Will I get back together with X?
Try: How can I work with my current situation, what can I do to accept these changes?
Instead of: Will I ever find love?
Try: What can I do now to manifest and welcome love into my life?
Instead of: Is my business/project/venture going to be successful?
Try: First ask yourself what success means to you, it’s different for everyone. Then ask the tarot, what steps can I take now to put me on track with my goals?

A simple three card reading with the Dreaming Way Tarot.

A few prompts to get you formulating effective tarot questions:

  • What do I need to know about this/myself?
  • How can I improve my relationship with…
  • Can you help me get clarity on…
  • Where should my focus shift?
  • What are the pros and cons of this situation?
  • What am I not seeing?
  • What is holding me back?
  • How can I move forward with…
  • Can you help me find a way to…
  • Can you help me understand why…
  • What can I learn from..
a three card reading with the numinous tarot by noel arthur heimpel
Many of these yes/no questions you already intuitively know the answer to; tarot can be used as a tool to point you in the direction you want to go, to help you create a plan, not simply say yes or no. Any number of things can affect the outcome of a situation, tarot just helps us get a better handle on things. Tarot doesn’t tell you definitively where you’re going, but it does tell you what might be coming up ahead as a result of certain choices. If we can see the possibilities laid out in front of us we then have the power to choose.
The thing is tarot isn’t some end all be all thing. It is first and foremost a tool. A tool to connect with your subconscious, with your higher self, with Source, with your Guides to help you along the way.

Tarot is not the destination. It is the map and your intuition is the compass, the cards don’t get to decide where you go. Their job is to tell you what’s out there so you can choose the road you want to take.

I hope my ramblings made some sense and can help you create effective and empowering questions to get the most information out of your tarot readings.
Much love,
Liliana x

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