Articles By Cristina

Cristina

About Cristina

Cristina is a gifted fifth generation light-worker and best-selling writer and author of "Gypsy Wisdom and Ancient Magic for the Modern Witch."She is also a master Tarot Reader and has been reading cards and practicing in the metaphysical arts for more than 40 years.

Spotlight Reader of the Week – Cristina

This Week’s Featured Reader is Cristina. She is a gifted fifth-generation light-worker and best-selling writer and author.

She is also a master Tarot Reader and have been reading cards and practicing in the metaphysical arts for more than 40 years.

She has  given readings to thousands of people all over the world and from all walks of life. She continues her journey practicing and studying mysticism.

Being of service in the world is what she considers the most important mission in this lifetime.

She seeks to discover to discover the deepest truth of our being as incarnate souls; to understand our greatest potential as spiritual beings having human experiences.

She sees all of life as an abundant opportunity to discover, realize, and express the Divine. 

Tarot Card of the Week- Queen of Pentacles

Queen of PentaclesTarot of the Week – May 22 – May 28, 2017

Queen of Pentacles

This week we explore the world of the Mystic Faerie Tarot. These sweet cards have a mystic earthy feel to them.

Fairies seem to be appropriate for spring when all is in bloom, and the deck depicts a certain mystic glow of light that represents fairies perfectly. From the deck, we pull the Queen of Pentacles, your tarot card of the week.

The Fairy Queen or Queen of the Fairies was a figure from folklore who was believed to rule the fairies. Based on Shakespeare’s “A MidSummer Night’s Dream,” in English-speaking cultures, she is often named Titania or Mab.

Titania was a woman to contend with, furiously loyal and protective, she embodies what all women are with that natural tendency to protect the most vulnerable among us. As you can see she is contemplating the great abundance around her.

She lacks for nothing, yet she sits alone contemplating wondering how she can make her world a better place. She is in charge of her dominion and all around her, and by sheer force of will, and hard work, she maintains a beautiful home and kingdom around her.

Tarot Card of the Week: King of Pentacles

King of PentaclesTarot Card of the Week: Apr 17 – Apr 23, 2017

King of Pentacles

This week I present you with one of my favorites cards in the Mythic Tarot Deck, the King of Pentacles. The card tells the story of King Midas, who could turn everything he touched into pure gold.

He’d done a favor for the Goddess Dionysus, and she granted him any wish he wanted. Without thinking, he asked that everything he touches turn to gold. Unfortunately, the dream came true.

His food, his servants, his dogs, everything turned into gold. Including his own beloved daughter. He begged the Goddess to take the gift back. She did by having him wash is hands in a magical river and everything went back to how it was.

The moral of the story? He was already a wealthy man, no golden touch was needed for true happiness. The King of Pentacles holds a coin representing money. He sits on his throne, decorated with the heads of golden goats, behind the throne we see his servants and a pile of money at his feet.

The goat which represents Capricorn in the background tells us the King is a planner and brilliant strategist.

Tarot of the Week Nine of Wands

Nine of Wands

Tarot Card of the Week: Jan 30 – Feb 6 2017

Nine of Wands

The Nine of Wands in the Mystic Dreamer Tarot Deck represents courage, persistence, a test of faith and resilience. All these powers are at your disposal when you see this card in a reading.

The Suit of Wands represents the element of Fire. The card meanings of “wands” are associated with: energy, spirituality, inspiration, determination, strength, intuition, creative thinking, ambition, and growth.

Depending on other cards, this one could either help clarify a work or relationship situation.  So let’s first take a look at the image.

Here we see a beautiful woman, a representation of our psyche the intuitive side of us, she is our sixth sense. She looks thoughtfully on to choices she has to make. She’s bathed in an ethereal, glow. She contemplates what do to as she struggles for enlightenment.

She has traveled a long way and is tired, she is finally coming to the end of something, a particular task or finishing up something at the last minute. You may feel like you are challenged by setbacks but somehow you see everything through just in time.

Tarot Card of the Week: King of Cups

Tarot of the Week: Dec. 26 – Jan 1
King of Cups

The King of Cups sits thoughtfully as depicted in Mystic Dreamer Tarot (by Heidi Darras and Barbara Moore . He is a man of urgent passions, intelligent and ready to solve any problem that comes his way. Behind him are turbulent seas, shadows and darkness, but it doesn’t seem to faze him much because relies on his strength and judgement.  He may seem frustrated, but he skillfully calms himself among the turbulence to think things through.

The suit of Cups is all about compassion, love, strength and empathy. The King of Cups represents the balance between emotions and intellect. You may be thinking with your heart, but the King of Cups urges you to think with your head and looks at things in a different perspective.

When you see the King of Cups you can be assured you are very much in control of the situation.  You have a deep understanding of your feelings and you are ready to connect accordingly. When life throws you a curve ball, you can draw from the strength of your maturity level, and really take a thoughtful look at what is good for you, and what is not. You also can look at a situation while everyone else is panicking and approach the chaos around you with grace.

Tarot Card of the Week – The Lovers

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Tarot Card of the Week: Nov 7 – Nov 13, 2016

The Lovers

Using the Gilded Tarot the sensual and smoldering Lovers is drawn for this week.  The light of the universe shines on these two, watching over them, and celebrating in their love and connection for each other.

The Lovers card is one representing the harmony of the universe, a glimpse of true mind, body and spirit connection with someone or even something, depending on the reading.

In Tarot, the lovers can be a bond between friends, a mutually spiritual attraction to each other, that leans to a soulmate connection. There is a solid trust in these two Lovers, they give each other strength, confidence. They are prepared to weather the storms of life together. There is an intimate and close relationship between the two whether it’s sexual or spiritual.

The Lovers represent perfection, harmony and mutual attractiveness. Their trust in one another gives them strength and confidence to overcome the obstacles in life.

The bond that the two lovers has created is incredibly strong and is often reflective of a marriage, soul mate connection or very intimate and close relationship.

The Paranormal or Scientific Phenomenon of Shadow People

shadowpeople2You may be sitting in front of the television set, or curled up reading a good book, when all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye you see some movement a shadow, fleeting by. You shake your head, sure that you are imagining things and go back to your book or program.  Suddenly, there it is again, that shadow figure.

Shadow people are becoming a frequent phenomenon witnessed by believers and skeptics of the paranormal.  The mysterious sightings have been hot topics of conversation in paranormal chat rooms and on the popular radio show “Coast to Coast with Art Bell.”

The Wikipedia claims Shadow people “are supernatural shadow-like creatures of both modern folklore and traditional native American beliefs.    According to folklore, they appear as dark forms in the peripheries of people’s vision and disintegrate, or move between walls, when noticed.”

Many folks erroneously believe a shadow that just went through a wall is a ghost. But those who have been in contact with ghosts or spirits and shadow people can tell the difference.

Tarot Card of the Week – The Fool

FoolCard of the Week: Sep 26 – Oct 2, 2016:

The Fool

You’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.
~ Robin Williams

The Fool of the Witches Tarot deck is on a ledge, his foot so very close to the edge we feel almost scared for him. There is his trusty dog, a representation of the universe that is keeping him on the path.

The Fool looks up, and doesn’t care where he is going but he is happy in the moment.

 The Fool in the major arcana of the Tarot, is numbered zero, which is the number of unlimited potential and unlimited possibilities. It can be considered the first card in the deck or the last, doesn’t really matter where he falls.

If you look at the card you can see the fool doesn’t seem to care where he’s been or where he is going, but he is jubilant and carefree. He doesn’t care what is behind him or in front, but only about the present moment.

When you see the Fool in a Tarot reading it represents a need to change things, to start fresh, or take a different direction.

This card is all about personal growth and development which means sometimes taking risks, not looking where you are going, but simply plunging in.

Connecting with Spirits Using Dowsing Rods

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dowsingrodDowsing rods have been around since the 15th century if not earlier. Like any other tool they are used for divination and answering questions. Dowsing rods are much like the pendulum (see pendulum) because the answers are in the form of Yes, NO, or “I don’t know”, depending on what you are asking.

For centuries, people did not know how dowsing rods or pendulums worked, they looked on these tools as satanic devices of the Devil. Yet they would use them to identify witches and burn them at the stake.

However, as we all know, the rods were used to condemn poor innocent women, which is why they later became almost obsolete, and brought back by desperate people looking for water. Water flows so it would be a natural conduit for picking up hidden energy sources.

Tarot of the Week: Two of Swords

two of swordsTarot Card of the Week: Aug 29 – Sept 4, 2016
Two of Swords

This week’s card is the Two of Swords from the Mythic Tarot.  It’s a card about difficult choices.

In this card the man and the woman represent choices you may need to make this week. You could find yourself in the middle trying to make a decision that will avoid conflict in your life.

The suit of Swords in the Tarot is associated with action, change, force, power, oppression, ambition, courage and conflict.  An action you take could be constructive or destructive.

Swords are tricky as they can also mean hatred, enemies, battles at work or at home.

The Two of Swords therefore serves as a reminder that life’s decisions are frequently quite difficult and raise the possibility of painful consequences.

However, you must “take the bull by the horns” and make your decisions with your best intentions, fully aware of the possible consequences. Avoidance will ultimately lead to a greater conflict.

Inspiring Movies Wake Up the Power in YOU!

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we_dont_die_cvrWe Don’t Die

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Last week, I sat down to watch something uplifting and stumbled upon this little gem of a movie, based on the book “We Don’t Die,” by Sandra Champlain. It’s not only about Sandra’s skeptical journey into the spiritual, but with actual exercises that prove there is life after death. She demonstrated how our souls simply go into another dimension of existence.

Sandra speaks about her 15-year journey into the unknown and shows us her EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) experience along with methods of dowsing to prove there is life after death. And that our energies continue onward.

The EVP explanation was quite outstanding as she was able to share the “voices” she picked up from the other side. These special ways of communicating with those who have died brings comfort to the soul and an even stronger belief in life after death.

That “Old Black Magic” – Turning negative into positive energy

Black Magic

magicpotionsWhat is Black Magic?

  • In some Pagan communities black magic is simply applied magic that is done in a negative manner. Traditionally, Black magic can include but is not limited to:
  • ~Magical workings that impact free will of others
  • ~Magic performed to bring about destruction or harm like with cursing or hexes.
  • ~Magic invoking the spirit realm for a negative purpose
  • ~Magical workings that are baneful and restrict or eliminate the actions of others.

However, black magic doesn’t have the kind of power you may think. The only way you can give black magic any power is if you believe in it. The simple truth is there are only two forces in the universe, Negative and Positive forces, the co-exist. So it’s natural in the nature to create your reality with positive and negative thoughts.