Elements of Spirit - EARTH Reading - 7.25-8.1

EARTH READING: 7.25-8.1

AFFIRMATION: “I WATCH MYSELF BEING BOLD. YOU WATCH ME BEING BOLD. WE MAKE EACH OTHER BOLDER."

COLORS TO POP: Mustard and magenta
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Carnelian, Aragonite
OILS TO ANOINT: Lemongrass, star anise.
SNACKS TO NOSH: Whole grain rice bowls eaten alone in public with an extra seat available for someone fierce to join you.
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Kim K and Ye.

THIS WEEK: Our ears are full of drums as we write this. So dance. BEAT. MARCH. WERRRRRQ. Exercise. You are being asked to harness the FIRE in the ETHER by stabilizing your core. Scorched earth is very chic. Kilned bricks. Glazed pots. KEEP GOING. get stronger. The seeds of what society needs from you are already planted in your soil. Don’t even worry about water. This is incubation bitch. Go with the fire and get stronger. Your spirit is asking you to be totally centered and confident, while also watching everything snap crackle pop and change in ways you can't control. Let yourself surprise yourself with who you’ve become and what you’re all about now. If you are inspired, so are we all. You are fucking amazing.

ELEMENTS OF SPIRIT - EARTH READING - 7.18-7.25

EARTH READING: 7.18-7.25

AFFIRMATION: "MY STILLNESS INCREASES AND STABILIZES MY SENSITIVITY."

THIS WEEK: Can you change as little as possible? Do as little as possible? This is not to let you off the hook, only to allow yourself to adjust to the turbulence around you and/or inside you. Because baby, you’re doing better than you think/feel. In the face of all the exquisite impressions coming through from last week’s eclipse, you may just need some time to equalize and equilibrate. We are always trying to get you to gently break out of your structures, but not this week. Hunker down. Be where you are, as you are, and change as little as possible. This will help the strong and subtle vibrations to permeate your densest shields. By being still you can be more sensitive. By being still this sensitivity will be less intense. you are allowed to remain still until your desired or anticipated motion feels manageable. Then, go for it! Move if you must! But maybe try experimenting with holding off on big actions until next week, on the 23rd, when the fires of LEO LAND may act for you, or make you act without even realizing it. It’s chill cuz you’re just focusing on being still, stable, and sensitive without getting spun or messy.

COLORS TO POP: Khaki, swamp green, slate grey
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Garnet, red jasper
OILS TO ANOINT: Patchouli, vetiver
SNACKS TO NOSH: Oatmeal with maple syrup, eggs over medium
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Crocodiles - amphibians who traverse water and earth. Who lay so still. Who are so sensitive. Who barely breathe or move. Who remain undetected. Until the moment is perfect and they strike and eat their best meal and live their best life.

Elements of Spirit - EARTH READING - 7.11-7.18

EARTH READING - 7.11-7.18

AFFIRMATION: "I SEE MY HEART'S DESIRE MANIFEST BEFORE ME AND THROUGH ME."

This week: Put your back into it. Be proud. We see you not just marching forward holding your beautiful bloody heart as a beacon... we see you standing on a peak, thrusting it skyward and proclaiming the value of your prize by holding it high above your head for everyone to see. 

Use your elbows and their grease to do the heavy lifting that needs to be done, but don't be a negative nelly. This week's affirmation is deep. It implies that you ALREADY have something valuable that you have been working to cultivate, and it is moving through you, and it might even BE YOU. So don’t get it twisted. What you want is not only coming, it’s here. We need you to appreciate yourself for coming this far. It will give us life. You can do this by promising, nay, VOWING To emerge victorious, to honor your commitment to yourself and your heart's cares and see it through until you feel the satisfaction of betting on yourself and sticking around for long enough to win. Maybe you’re already winning. Either way, you are a sure thing. Act like it. 

Element(s) to Call In: FIRE, ETHER
Element(s) to Release: WATER
Colors to POP: Rich earth tones with bits of bling, sparkle, and glitter
Crystals to vibe with: Aragonite, Fossils
Essential Oils to anoint: Laurel, Patchouli, Myrrh

Snacks to nosh: Celebratory Artisinal Carbs
Inspirations: Olympians, especially the ones that are winning, especially the ones who didn't think they were going to win, whose victory is a surprise to even themselves