horoscopePosted by Arandjel Thu, August 30, 2018 20:03:13
Times flies, and we’ve already arrived at September. The stellar influence is stabilizing, with most planets going direct. The three outer ones are however still stuck in retrograde motion. Now, as a traditional astrologer, I barely take Uranus, Neptune or Pluto into consideration. My branch of the astrology is based on the knowledge of the ancients, where these three were unknown. Actually, modern sciences remain undecided on whether to class Pluto as a planet or not. I’m sure it exerts some power on earth, but so do all the celestial bodies out there. Overall, there are some positive developments in the world, but politically I believe we’ll see some real nasty and destructive behaviors politically in the next couple of months. We must not let that disappoint us, but instead resist it and practice compassion at every step. In the meanwhile, I here present to you this month’s horoscopes!
ARIES (March 21-April 19) With your ruling planet, Mars, back in in direct motion since late last month, life should be flourishing – or at least improving. By the end of the month, the full moon occurring in your sign will boost you even further. If there ever was a time to reinvent yourself, this is it. The first couple of weeks of September are ideal career wise. Communication glitches and disagreements are solved by the time we move into October. Expect a lot of social interactions, being invited to parties and gatherings of all kinds. People are looking for your opinion.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) A week into this new month, things can get a little rocky and confusing. Cupid is likely to throw you a curveball. You might end up developing feelings for somebody other than you partner, which will disrupt your taurian pragmatism and moral code. Singles are in for a good time, but might end up pining with unrequited love. As Saturn moves into direct motion in the first third of the month, you can expect positive developments at work. Those with international centered careers are planetary privileged.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You might still be in vacation mode, or in the need for one. Why not gift yourself a weekend hotel experience? Alternatively, spend some time at home, taking long walks and enjoying pumpkin spice lattes. Your home is at focus currently, which relates to both family and your actual abode. If you’ve been considering a move, the stars are on your side. They’ll also inspire redecorations. Family members have a penchant for drama, so keep your cool. At work, a colleague might be actively working against you. The stars in September do not favor those working on a temporary contract.
CANCER (June 20-July 23) Every so often we need to stop, take a few breaths and ask ourselves where we are headed. This month you could find yourself in a new situation, like enrolling in a course, which you might feel ambivalent about. The planets are partial to you and encouraging you to go through with it. Work can be demanding, and therefore trying. Cancerians with their own businesses or in the financial sector are most affected by this. Love and support is abundant, but perhaps not apparently so. There is a risk of unexpected expenses at home.
LEO (July 23-August 22) A fast paced life is something you generally prefer, so prepare yourself to get your wishes granted. You are bestowed by the stars with the energy to concretize plans, being a mover and shaker. If you play your cards right, there’s a promise of some extra money or a pay rise. On the other hand, your love life has been seriously lacking recently. This is about to change, probably by the middle of the month. Prepare to be swept off your feet - or at least enjoy some quality time with a quality person. Sometimes strength comes through close relationships.
VIRGO (August 22-September 23) Even though things are looking up for you, there’s this nagging feeling of nostalgia and sadness. At times, there’s a sense that everything is against you. Seeing a psychologist or having a deep conversation with a friend could prove very helpful. A colleague is looking out for you. Deadlines are met, and work should be running smoothly. The stars hint of a trip, probably a shorter one. It’s an ideal period for dealing with money, as in looking over or taking out loans.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Whatever you need, you got! Then there’s of course the discussion of what you really need – and a yacht is not on that list. But perhaps a new job is - or a promotion. Venus, your ruling planet and the minor benefactor, is in your sign for the initial third of the month, traversing through your last decan. This channels a propensity for lightheartedness and a yearning for freedom. The practical consequence might be annoyance between lovers, perhaps even verbal arguments. Things should simmer down by the end of the month.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Home is where the heart is, and it’s where you seek refuge. Leaving a possibly tumultuous summer behind, with family quarrels and caring for a relative, life is stabilizing. Curling up with a good book or to a great tv show will be healing. Love is in the air. However, that tumultuous energy from the summer might have shifted to your career, where things will be hectic. A manager shows despotic tendencies. By the end of September, there should be a huge relief, where the pieces of the puzzle come together.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) Things have not been quite right for a while now. Even though life is changing for the better, it all appears too little and too slow to you. The planetary constellation isn’t making life easy for you, but there are silver linings. Mercury is moving through your 10th house, the one ruling careers, from early September to early last third of it. It implies changes in your career, most likely an improvement. The 16th of September is especially ideal. A date from an app might prove more profound than initially thought in the second half of the month. Current planetary patterns may influence your immune system negatively, so take good care of yourself.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) You’re a powerhouse this month! With both your ruling planet and Mars occupying your sign, it’s full steam ahead. The main challenge now is to keep focus and staying levelheaded. Saturn returning to direct motion in your first decan on September 6th, is highly beneficial for all types of intellectual and/or political endeavors. Practically, this translates in getting your voice heard at work and completing projects. Successful union strategies are another part of it, as is career networking. A workplace flirt is possible, but love is more of a chore this month.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Burying you head in the sand is one way to deal with life, albeit not a very constructive one. Despite dedicating yourself wholeheartedly to work, the results are absent. There’ll be no noticeable change until the final days of September, when the ruler of your house of career slides into the first decan of your sign. It will cause you to think outside the proverbial box and make changes accordingly. Socially, this month is much more happening, which also spills over on to your love life: expect to have fun.
PISCES (February 19-March 20) Your sign is naturally mysterious and drawn to the paranormal. Piscean people tend to be a bit aloof, as in existing between two worlds. September promises to intensify this sense of ambivalence, with your ruling planet, Jupiter the great benefactor, lifting the veil and sharpening your intuition. This is particularly true towards the end of the month. Academics are premiered by the present planetary constellation, as knowledge is favored. As for love and relationships, eroticism is heavily emphasized Actually, pleasure in general is, with the danger of overindulgence.
astrologyPosted by Arandjel Wed, August 22, 2018 03:27:51
With all the bad rep Mercury receives while in retrograde, I thought I'd bring to attention that it's now in direct motion - in Leo. Astrology is a very complex subject and reducing retrograde motion to solely negative effects is a tad simpleminded. All motions and aspects affect each individual differently depending on their natal chart. Some liaisons that the planets make ameliorate their malefic qualities. The house and sign that the planets occupy is also of great significance. Sure, Mercury retrograde affects communication (among other things), but in what capacity and how. Just blaming any miscommunication on one stellar body's reverse motion is foolish. As is the case now, with Mercury moving through the sign of Leo, generally speaking, there's an influx of creative energy. It also brings a lot of love and passion into the collective being, inducing an opportune period to get out there and date. Social gatherings and friends are of importance. It further denotes short trips and excessive expenditure. While being retrograde, all of this stands, but it lessens the effects or perverts them. An example would perhaps be an increase in extramarital affairs, since the boundaries are blurred. But, to tie it altogether, it all depends on several factors.
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mediumshipPosted by Arandjel Sun, August 19, 2018 05:47:00
Before I move along with the tarots from my previous post, where I casually mentioned the use of a spiritual journal, I thought it helpful to explain the concept. Journaling can be intimidating to some, which it really shouldn’t be. For personal use, like a diary, it can be very therapeutic – or a way to keep records of things. Working through one’s emotions is also an aspect of spiritual journaling, but necessarily the main focus of it. The thing is that there are so many approaches to journaling, with no need to conform to a certain style. It’s probably even better to mix them up creatively. I have a friend who does a lot of bullet journaling, with the objective to create order through lists. This might sound tedious, and it would be, if she didn’t also doodle and add details such as different colored pens and stickers.
So my recommendation is to get an unlined notebook, and decorate it with stickers or preferred art. Last year, when I went to the Arthur Findlay College, a kind medium there gifted me a beautiful journal. The cover of it is visible in the photo above. Next to it, is a glimpse from my current journal. I love using crayons instead of pens to record my experiences and prayers. It’s irrelevant if you’re sufficiently proficient in drawing and writing, because the journal is just for you and your spirit connections - as well as development (keep in mind humble beginnings!). So don’t let such nonsense deter you from using one. Also, let go of pretentions – just let imagination run free. Some mediums use spiritual journals to keep track of moon cycles, while other document their feelings and experiences from meditations, or give themselves into channeled writing. In regards to the school of Tarots, one idea would be to jot down impressions of the different cards. The hardest part, like with everything in life, is the start. Once you get into spiritual journaling, it will evolve organically, revealing insights and the plain joy of creativity.
tarotPosted by Arandjel Tue, August 14, 2018 05:31:55
For a while now, I have considered putting together a Tarot course, but not been sure in what capacity and how to structure it. I contemplated shooting a series of video tutorials, which might still happen, but not in the immediate future. In part since I’m still exploring video apps, as I want it to be as professional looking as possible, and also because of personal reasons. So I decided to do it in writing instead. Conceptually, I have a vague sense of direction, and perhaps that’s for the best. Instead of going through the deck, card by card in numerical order, I will draw cards at random and provide perspective on reading them.
What I’ve learned from all these years in the metaphysical community, is that most readers have their own approach. I recall when I started learning about the cards as a kid, picking up countless books on the subject. All they did was to confuse me, as they tend to rely too heavily on the basic keywords - which can be intensely sterile and occasionally nonsensical. Then there are the different approaches to reading, covering everything from new age pseudo-psychology to pure fortune telling. However, in practice, a reading is an amalgam of all this combined with the reader’s own psychic sense. It’s also possible to use the Tarot for mediumship, but more about that on a later date.
So to start things of, let me ask you what you see in the photo posted here. How does the card make you feel? What is drawing your attention: the colors, the objects, the people, the animals, etc? How does their story unfold? I highly recommend a spiritual notebook/journal, if you don’t already have one, to write things like these down in. I’ll be providing my input on the card in my next Tarot school post. In the meanwhile, get yourself a weekly Tarot reading over at my Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BmbnHssg-B1/?taken-by=arandjelmitrovich
horoscopePosted by Arandjel Sun, August 05, 2018 13:14:41
The sky is really aloof this month, with several planets in retrograde motion (meaning that they appear to move backwards when observed from the earth). Like with reversed cards in tarot cards, a retrogradation is generally regarded as an antithesis to whatever that particular planet represents. That is why people tend to blame Mercury in retrograde when there’s a glitch in communication or they’re having a bad day. However, the reality is more multifaceted than that, with the interplanetary relations being very complex – depending on aspects, houses and signs. A retrogradation can in fact signify a very positive and productive period. It’s all a matter of perspective and comprehension. With that said, I here present the astrological insights for this month. ARIES (March 21-April 19
) Things have been feeling chaotic lately, especially in close relationships. There might’ve been conflicts and a sense of being invisible. Some of this have possibly carried over to work, where you’ve been a bit too sensitive. However, all of this is coming to end soon, with a much needed boost of manifesting energy toward the end of the month. However, it probably won’t alleviate things at work, where your workload is overpowering. TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The saying goes that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, and this month offers plenty of those. Now the question is if you’re prepared or not. The stars indicate you’ve been trying to be constructive lately, working towards a set of goals. However, stay away from dealings with stocks and bonds, as well as unplanned purchases. Health wise, problems with joints are possible. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
August might end up a bit confusing for you. Like the slogan of Project Runway goes: one day you're in - and the next day, you're out. It might be a difficult terrain to maneuver, but the strength of your sign is adaptability. A new career opportunity will conclude the month, leaving it on a positive note. For singles this could also imply a new love interest, maybe from somewhere far away. There’s an increased risk for high blood pressure. CANCER (June 20-July 23)
The summer months have possibly left you feeling less rested and more tired, but it won’t last for long. By mid-August there’s a major influx of powerful planetary energies, in particular in the realms of business and finances. If you’ve considered a career change, the time is now. Or ask for that pay raise! In all this material bliss, you won’t even notice the absence of Cupid. Cancers in long term relationships should pay their partners more attention. The present alignment of stars makes you predisposed to colds. LEO (July 23-August 22)
This is an ideal period for you, not only because it’s your birth month. There’s an accumulation of astral vibes, gold plating your life currently. Your efforts at work will be recognized, so expect some gesture of gratitude. In business, a joint venture will pay off more lucrative than expected. There might even be somebody in a professional context flirting with you, so stay open to the plethora of options that life’s throwing at you. Exercise more! VIRGO (August 22-September 23)
There is a sense that you’re not in tune with your true self, or at least not close to where you want to be. Other people are easily annoying you – especially at work. Your colleagues seem to defy logic and expect you to put out fires. Single virgos might not stay virginal, but the connections made and dates had appear perishable. All this stress could wear you down and physically impact your back, so yoga and other stretch exercises are highly recommended. LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
August will be a strong and slightly exhilarating month for you. Added to this is an heightened spiritual awareness, where the veil between worlds will be lifted – so trust your intuition. Business wise, all the pieces are coming together, possibly through a friend. Libras looking for lasting relationships are in luck currently. What might be a bit off during this period are your hormonal levels, leaving you a tad defocused. SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
The emphasis presently is your home, part the people inhabiting it as well as its parts. Yes, decluttering could be a great idea, as your sign is characterized by a certain level of messiness. Communication is essential to prevent escalating dissensions. Career wise, things are relatively smooth sailing, unless you’re doing business overseas. Your lower back, and that general area, can be extra sensitive. SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
You’re everywhere and nowhere, it feels like. Despite this nagging emotion of being lost, you have to keep in mind that this too will pass. Later this fall you’ll experience a renaissance of sorts, so you’ll just have to ride this out – making the most out of the situation. More permanent liaisons are most likely out of the question, but there is always room for new friendships. Your body will tend to react physically to the state of things. CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
You need to slow down your pace, and enjoy life a bit more. This period would be ideal for a vacation – or staycation, if for no other reason than to provide some perspective. The current stellar constellation also suggests that you would benefit from learning, so enroll in a course. If you’re considering a loan, wait until the second part of the month. An internet/app fling might turn into something more substantial. You’ll be prone to headaches. AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
Behind that Spock-escue Aquarius mind of yours, beats a big heart. The planetary impression for this period is that you’ve been prioritizing the well-being of others over your own. Being caring is noble, but there’s no need to exhaust yourself. Work seems a bit lackluster, but will improve once fall sets in. A social gathering brings the promise of a romance. Stress management is key this month, for both body and soul. PISCES (February 19-March 20)
The stars almost exclusively point to your career, where it is a (pre)occupation of late. It might be tied to some financial difficulties, where money has been tight. Whether you’re employed or not, there are new doors opening – from foreign land (either by physical relocation or a company based overseas). Long term lovers could feel stagnant and in need of a spark, so make an effort. Singles are faced with multiple options of affection.
tarotPosted by Arandjel Mon, July 30, 2018 16:30:29
I used to buy a lot of tarot cards, was a bit of a –holic about it – even got this rare three part encyclopedia on the subject: https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Tarot-Vol-1/dp/0913866113
. But those days are alas gone. Or alas not so much. I know that a lot of my spiritual peers prefer the physicality of a solid deck of cards, but I feel the opposite. Like with books, where I rather read them on my iPad, I also favor digital tarot cards. There’s a collective gasp at this point, I’m sure, but honestly: how many of us lug around tarots cards all day and everywhere? Meanwhile I‘m pretty sure most of us are glued to our phones. That’s why tarot apps make sense, turning one of our favorite divination tools available instantly anywhere. Yes, think about it.
Now, finding a decent tarot app in this current jungle of esoteric software is a hassle, and it took me a while to procure the perfect one: Beautiful Tarot (not sponsored – though I’d love if it was!). It might sound ostentatious to claim such a thing, but in terms of functionality, it offers the widest and most realistic tarot experience. My favorite feature about it is being able to freestyle spreads, drawing as many cards as one wish (shuffling is done by the press of a button). For those who prefer set layouts, the app includes nine of those (none of which I’ve used so far). The selection of decks is slightly lacking, with only three available – something that might not appeal to everybody. In particular since they are the most “basic” set of cards: Rider Waite Smith, Tarot de Marseille, and the Charles V!. I love it, though, as I tend to stick with the Rider Waite Smith one, the foremost inspiration for the majority of our modern Tarot decks.
Each card comes with a few keywords, leaving the reader with the possibility to add their own interpretations to them. There’s also an option to allow reversed cards, if one is so inclined. Once done, a reading can be emailed, which is a great feature. It sure beats taking a screenshot and then adding it to another app. Considering all this functionality provided in a single app, it’s a straight-up bargain – 3.99 USD! There are no in-app purchases, but it’s all included for this absurdly low price. I highly recommend you to try it: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beautiful-tarot/id320512305?mt=8
Without exaggerating, it’s one of my favorite apps of all times, so of course it deserves nothing but 5 stars out of 5.
beautyPosted by Arandjel Mon, July 23, 2018 12:15:56
Aside from politics, social studies and spirituality, I have a huge interest in makeup and skin care. It might seem like a dichotomy, but I enjoy diversity. Also, I’m a huge YouTube junkie, on which I spend more time (so much it’s embarrassing) than on any other streaming service. I’m currently trying out their Premium service for free, offered for a period of three months. Being free from ads makes it heaven, but I’m not certain if 17USD a month really is worth it. In any case, it might be a topic for a future post, but for this current one, makeup is still the subject. Well, rather a crossover of makeup and spirituality, in this particular case, astrology. YouTube recommends me videos constantly, and the other day, there was a bunch of them of beauty gurus reviewing Wet n’ Wild’s latest release, the Zodiac Collection. It’s an assortment of products, in four bundles, representing the elements. Each has a selection of an eyeshadow, a highlighter, and a couple of lip glosses. The eyeshadow palettes look intriguing and a bit cumbersome to use, as they’re pressed together in a circular pan. I recommend you to visit https://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/limited-editions/zodiac.html
for a closer look. As a double Leo (both sun sign and ascendant) I’m really loving the Fire Bundle, even though it’s doubtful I’ll get it because it’s already out of stock and also since I doubt any retailers where I live will get it.
Not sure if it’s a trend, but before laying my iPhone to rest last night, I flipped through Trendmood’s Insta story, featuring Kathleen Light
’s collaboration with ColourPop
, a makeup collection also labeled the Zodiac Collection. Now, if you don’t follow Trendmood, I strongly suggest you start asap, as she posts all the new releases of makeup first: https://www.instagram.com/trendmood1/
. Despite watching a lot of beauty influencers, I’ve never gotten into Kathleen Light’s online content. She’s immensely famous (and seem delightful), which this partnership with a very popular makeup brand proves. Judging by Trendmood’s Insta story (which you can see a collage of below), the eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous. Like Wet n’ Wild’s namesake, it too feature some sort of highlight and lip products, but they appears a lot less vibrant (judging by the photo posted on her Twitter). I really love this notion of incorporating astrology into makeup, making it a personal expression experience.
psychicPosted by Arandjel Sat, July 14, 2018 05:00:15
It seems silly to keep producing posts on one's return to blogging, and then...nothing. But in this void, there’s room for introspection and improvement. Or at least I think there is. Because a lot has transpired since my last post, It has forced me reevaluate this space, or rather its purpose. My intention is to put together more practical posts related to spiritual development and resources. That is why I removed the DIY section of my website, with the objective of implementing it here. Some life lessons recently, however unpleasant, made me reconsider my skills and how to best employ them. I should be able to channel a lifetime of experience and studies into something interesting. Also, my horoscopes, in all kinds of different publications, used to be popular, but for some reason I decided to drop astrology altogether last year. It certainly was a mistake, one of many. In my defense, it’s been a stressful and somewhat confusing year. Staying focused can be challenging in the face of great change, despite the protection as well as calling of my spirit guides and angels. But here goes nothing, so expect some new posts soon. In the meanwhile, feel free to say a prayer or make a wish to the goddess below. Share with her your innermost desires and thoughts, let her love fill you.