Psychic Medium Ed
Happy New Year 2020
The Exciting Month Of January
Another fresh New Year is here...Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear...To love, and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me...To live each day with zest...
To daily grow and try to be....My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity....Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
-William Arthur Ward
Psychic Medium Ed
Spiritual wellness at the turn of the New Year
With the holiday season only recently concluded and the New Year having just begun, taking a moment to focus on Spiritual Wellness can be important.
The Spiritual Dimension of Wellness can be explained as a process of “expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.” Aspects of this dimension may include:
· Making time for practices that enhance your sense of connection to self, nature, others, and your belief in a high power
· Discovering what values, principles, and beliefs are most important to you
· Finding a community whose spiritual outlook you share
· Helping others when they are in need, with activities such as volunteering to give of
yourself, your talent and your treasures to make a difference in someone’s life
The start of the year seems to be a logical time for a renewed commitment to health. But if you’ve found yourself here before, trying to make the same resolutions year after year, you’re not alone. In fact, researchers report that many people dread making New Year’s resolutions because they fear they won’t be able to keep them based on negative results they had in the past. Many of us subconsciously set ourselves up to fail even before we take a single step to achieve our goal.
“The path to wellness is different for each individual and each community. It is a journey that, once undertaken, can lead to achievement of longevity and improved quality of life.”
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to be healthy. This year, try and commit to taking simple steps to those resolutions.
Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted today actually have a long, long history.
Making a lot of noise—from fireworks to church bells—seems to be a favorite New Year’s pastime across the globe.
· In ancient Thailand, guns were fired to frighten off demons.
· In China, firecrackers routed the forces of darkness.
· In the early American colonies, the sound of pistol shots rang through the air.
· Today, Italians let their church bells peal, the Swiss beat drums, and North Americans sound sirens and party horns to bid the old year farewell.
Many New Year’s traditions involve food.
· The tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight comes from Spain. Revelers stuff their mouths with 12 grapes in the final moments of the year—one grape for every chime of the clock!
· In the southern US, black-eyed peas and pork foretell good fortune.
· In Scotland—where Hogmanay is celebrated—people parade down the streets swinging balls of fire.
· Eating any ring-shaped treat (such as a doughnut) symbolizes “coming full circle” and leads to good fortune. In Dutch homes, fritters called olie bollen are served.
· The Irish enjoy pastries called bannocks.
· In India and Pakistan, rice promises prosperity.
· Apples dipped in honey are a Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) tradition.
· In Swiss homes, dollops of whipped cream, symbolizing the richness of the year to come, are dropped on the floors—and allowed to remain there!
Although the pop of a champagne cork signals the arrival of the New Year around the world, some countries have their own beverage-based traditions.
· Wassail, a punch-like drink named after the Gaelic term for “good health,” is served in some parts of England.
· Spiced “hot pint” is the Scottish version of Wassail. Traditionally, the Scots drank to each other’s prosperity and also offered this warm drink to neighbors along with a small gift.
· In Holland, toasts are made with hot, spiced wine.
New Year’s Day was once the time to swap presents.
· Gifts of gilded nuts or coins marked the start of the new year in Rome.
· Eggs, the symbol of fertility, were exchanged by the Persians.
· Early Egyptians traded earthenware flasks.
· In Scotland, coal, shortbread and silverware were traditionally exchanged for good luck.
In Scotland, the custom of first footing is an important part of the celebration of Hogmanay, or New Year’s Eve day.
After midnight, family and friends visit each other’s home. The “first foot” to cross a threshold after midnight will predict the next year’s fortune. Although the tradition varies, those deemed especially fortunate as “first footers” are new brides, new mothers, those who are tall and dark (and handsome?) or anyone born on January 1.
The dawn of a new year is an opportune time to take stock of your life.
· Jews who observe Rosh Hashanah make time for personal introspection and prayer, as well as visiting graves.
· Christian churches hold “watch-night” services, a custom that began in 1770 at Old St. Georges Methodist Church in Philadelphia.
· The practice of making New Year’s resolutions, said to have begun with the Babylonians as early as 2600 B.C., is another way to reflect on the past and plan ahead.
Some customs and beliefs are simply passed down through the ages.
· On New Year’s Eve, kiss the person you hope to keep kissing.
· If New Year’s Eve night wind blow south, It betokeneth warmth and growth.
· For abundance in the new year, fill your pockets and cupboards today.
· If the old year goes out like a lion, the new year will come in like a lamb.
So, whether you resolve to return borrowed farm equipment (as did the Babylonians) or drop a few pounds, we’re tapping into an ancient and powerful longing for a fresh start!
Happy New Year!
The Magic of Flowers
The lovely snowdrop is one of the first flowers to appear in the spring as it works its way through the snow to bloom. These tiny flowers grow 3- to 4-inches tall and make an excellent ground cover in the garden. They can also be grown in pots or containers and can even be forced into bloom during the winter from bulbs.
The snowdrop flower has several meanings depending on the context. The most common meanings are Purity, Hope, Rebirth and Consolation or Sympathy.
Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) earned their name from the combination of two Greek and Latin words. Galanthus, from the ancient Greek means milk white flower, while the Latin word nivalis means resembling snow. Carl Linnaeus classified the flower in 1753. The snowdrop flower’s message is typically positive, signifying hope, rebirth and a bright future.
Carnations have enjoyed a varied and rich history filled with symbolism and legend. They are thought to be one of the oldest cultivated flowers in the world. While the original carnation sported petals in shades of pink and peach, today’s cultivated varieties run the gamut from pure white and shades of pink and red to green, yellow and purple with many striped or variegated versions, too.
What a carnation means depends on the circumstances and the color symbolism of the bloom, but there are some common meanings that apply to all carnations. They are Love Fascination and Distinction.
The carnation’s scientific name, Dianthus, comes from a combination of two Latin words: “dios,” meaning gods, and “anthos,” meaning flower. Carnations are referred to as the flowers of the gods.
Those who are born in the month of January are lucky enough to have one of the brightest and most colorful birthstones attached to their birth month, depicting their vibrant personalities. The garnet is the stone that we use today to signify our belonging to the month of January. This stone has already gained quite some significance from ancient times and it is still one that makes a statement when it is worn. It is fitting that a child born at the beginning of the year is adorned with garnets to bedazzle him with hope for the rest of the month to follow.
Capricorns are born leaders. They have abilities to lead and rule. Dealing with a crowd in a most appropriate way is their best quality. They can rule hearts, people and this whole world. They are true leaders, and everyone is happy with their ruling as their leadership qualities are well known and publicly accepted. They are the most honest and loyal people. They have a pure heart and a shining soul. You will never find another person so honest and lovable. Capricorns are direct people. They demand nothing in return but just the same level and intensity of loyalty and honesty. They can handle a heart break but not betrayal. They have a heart so kind that they can literally let you go without holding any grudge. Once you trust them about your choices and liking, they will always respect it regardless of what they want personally.
Aquarius-born are shy and quiet, but on the other hand they can be eccentric and energetic. However, in both cases, they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love helping others. They are able to see without prejudice, on both sides, which makes them people who can easily solve problems.
Although they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them, Aquarius-born have a deep need to be some time alone and away from everything, in order to restore power. People born under the Aquarius sign, look at the world as a place full of possibilities.
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Tarot of the Month
To start off the new decade in the first month of the year, we have some strong cards. The first card will be the forecast from the 1st through the 10th, the second card from the 11th-20th, and the third card from the 21st through the 31st. First up we have the Queen of pentacles. The picture on this card shows a beautiful woman wearing lovely clothes and beautiful beaded headwear. She holds in front of her a large pentacle and her hands are slim and well-manicured.
She usually wears a special ring, which has a large oval stone set in it, which is possibly a ruby. There is foliage around her and nuts growing on these. Generally, she has blue eyes, though could have any eye color. If you are this person, you are on your way to fame and fortune. You may come into a windfall, marry well, or somehow stumble upon a unique way to increase your income. You will be well liked by your friends and loved by your family and husband. You are serious, yet vulnerable. You are calm yet can be set back by those who stir conflict around you. The comforts of life are important, more so for your own peace within your own mind knowing that you have what you need. If you are not this woman, then you will meet someone like her who supports you in many and varied ways. If you are a female, this woman will become your most ardent fan and friend. If you are a male, this woman may become your lover or your wife. Cherish her, for she is loyal and affectionate and has your best interests at heart. For mid-January, we have the Queen of Cups. The picture on this card shows a beautiful woman, dressed in a gown that could be a wedding dress. She is holding a cup between her hands as if she has just been given this by someone in front of her. She has lovely long hair that is braided, and she wears pearls around her hair. She wears an elaborate head dressing and her entire focus is dedicated to the cup she is holding. She is standing beside the ocean. If this is you, then you may be about to get married or even have your first child. You are sensitive and caring and very family orientated. You are immaculately well groomed and have great pride in your appearance. You could be about to achieve a position that is very dear to your heart. If this is not you, then someone you know already, or whom you are about to meet, who is described by this card is about to enter your life and make a huge impact on your lifestyle. Lastly, to end the month, we have the Seven of Pentacles. The picture on this card shows a woman with a basket, ready to reap her hard work. She is in a garden overflowing with healthy foliage, and in the background are mountains. She is obviously a hard-working woman going about her business, yet with an eye to the future. There are seven coins on the card depicting that he will gain financially from her efforts. There could also be a bonus in the near future for her. If this card represents yourself, you could be about to start a new job or earn an extra bonus in your pay packet. Or perhaps someone may actually assist you by guiding you towards a lucrative financial investment. You may also distance yourself from where you now live to earn a new living. To sum up the month, we see fame, fortune, good finances, achieving of positions dear to our hearts, bonuses, raises and success. The month of January is projected to be quite successful and loving. We start off 2020 in good hands with a fresh new start. A blessed and prosperous new year to all!
Questions and Counsel
I am sensitive to energy and it seems like some days I just have a hard time getting started with my day. Why is this when nothing has happened yet?
Signed tired but not sleepy
Hi Tired but Not Sleepy,
Those sensitive to energy usually experience what you are explaining. You are correct to identify you are experiencing this when nothing has happened yet. Sometimes it’s not yours to “happen yet,” and rather its universal energy you are pushing through. Although it can be rather exhausting, you must remind yourself you are experiencing more than just your emotions. I’d like to tell you to take days like this off, and rest and meditate. However, I know typical human life does not allow you do that. Take it easy, do things one at a time, and take care of yourself. It’ll pass and you’ll feel rested and responsive. I know it’s a lot to take on, but you must remind yourself it’s a real gift what you’re experiencing.
Rest and relax,
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It's the time of the year when everyone is making resolutions! Mostly we are deciding how we are going to improve our physical appearance in the new year.
Has anyone thought about cleansing their energetic fields to promote some of these changes? You can do this by taking a spiritual bath!
A spiritual bath is taken with intention and a combination of salts, oils, flowers, herbs and candles that assists in magnifying that intention. While soaking visualize the results that you want. It is important to cleanse the physical body with a shower prior to the spiritual bath so that your focus is not on cleansing your body.
Herbs and flowers can be fresh cut or dried. They can be boiled prior to the bath the mixture poured into the tub or they can simply be added to the warm water as the tub is filling. One must be careful of bulky herbs and mixtures going down the drain. I would also research what herbs and oils may act as irritants to the skin. You should soak in the tub for 15 to 20 minutes or as long as time permits. Water from the bath should also be poured over the head. It is preferable to allow yourself to air dry after the bath rather than towel drying. Let spirit guide you on how often you should repeat a bath.
Here are a few baths to ring in the new year with an increase in love and money and decreased negativity.
A simple bath to remove negativity includes three ounces of Florida water, eggshell powder and the petals from five white carnations. The remains of the petals and eggshell powder should be discarded away from your home because negativity has been absorbed by these physical remains.
Add three sprigs of marjoram and three sprigs of thyme to a bath to strengthen your aura.
To increase wealth, add one bunch of rosemary, two bunches of parsley and five sticks of cinnamon to your bath.
Lastly, add petals from three red Rose's, two geraniums and one sprig of rosemary to a bath to attract love.
You may also make up your own baths by researching the metaphysical properties of various herbs, flowers and fruits and adding what you feel drawn to your bath.
Throughout our lives, we’ve been given a hefty dose of advice and “words of wisdom” from our friends, family and anyone else who just feels like talking. We’ve been told to keep our friends close, our enemies closer and everyone else at an arm's length. We’ve been told to speak when spoken to, give thanks and, as always, to follow our hearts. However, words are many times overlooked and overheard, going in one ear and out the other, as many times we don’t even understand what the advice means or how it pertains to our lives. Many times, we’re left in the dark because someone give us these expressions with no explanation. They give us the first part of the problem, but never the second. They give us the reasoning, but never the answer.
Here are a few powerful but simple ideas on life. I hope you enjoy.
1. -Be the person you want to be, because you have to see that person every day.
2. -Stay true to yourself, it is a matter of personal integrity and self-respect.
3. -Treat your body like a temple, remember you only have one.
4. -Be nice to your parents, they will not always be with you.
5. -Cherish love when you find it, as it can sometimes be rare.
6. -Always take the high road, because the low road is never as fun.
7. -Share your wealth, as it is no fun to spend it alone.
8. -Never place happiness on material possessions, because they usually break.
9. -Remember those who have helped you, because they haven’t forgotten.
10. -Help those in need, because you never know when you might need them.
11. -Stop thinking so much as your thoughts are the root of most of your problems.
12. -Only say nice things, because bad words make even worse enemies.
13. -Follow your heart as there is no better guide.
14. -Give thanks, because it is way better than asking for forgiveness.
15. -Never lie, you always get caught.
16. -Sing when you feel like singing, because voices are meant to be heard.
17. -Dance like nobody’s watching, because that is how our bodies should move.
18. -Always say I Love You, because that simply makes the day even better.
19. -Never cry over spilled milk, because it is just that…..milk.
20. -Don’t discredit anyone, because you might need a job someday.
21. -Go to bed early, it is easier to get up in the morning.
22. -Find the silver lining, unless there is a golden one.
23. -Never judge on first impressions, because people always surprise you.
24. -Expect the worst, as it is always better to be surprised than disappointed.
25. -Forgive those who hurt you, but never forget.
26. -Never follow the crowd, because you are better than that.
27. -Don’t rely on appearances, because looks can fade.
28. -Ask questions, because they are the precursor’s to answers.
29. -Respect your elders, they have been around awhile and are full of wisdom.
30. -Make your own path, it is the only way to where you are going.
31. -Remember the good times, because reminiscing is good for the soul.
32. -Dream Big, always reach for the stars.
33. -Start today, because tomorrow may never come.
34. -Think for yourself, because you are smarter than everyone else.
35. -Be a dreamer, because no one is a realist.
36. -Think before speaking, it always helps your case.
37. -Be a good friend, because the world needs more.
38. -Tell your Mom you love her, because she deserves it and wants to hear it.
39. -Be Happy, because that is the whole point
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