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Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

SPIRIT MEDICINE

You did hard work over the summer. For fall? Apply the lessons.

Virgo season did what it came to do! It gave us the time to mold these energetic caves for each of us to find safety, solace and a peace of mind as we tuned out the outside world, while getting to to know ourselves a little better. Libra season has now commenced and in true Libra fashion it is inviting us to come from those depths of self reflection and energetic attainment so that we can apply these lessons, reflections, and new outlooks into the real world.

A lot of healing work took place this summer, and Spirit reminds us…


SPIRIT MEDICINE

This week’s medicine: “True healing begins once we hold ourselves accountable for the power we’ve given others, our fears, or our trauma.”

I’m so tired, family. And I know you are too. Each week there’s a new battle to face and whether it’s impacting us directly or indirectly, we still feel it. And when we focus on all of the negativity around us, peace can start to feel unattainable.

Collectively, we’re facing an extended game of tug-of-war with the universe, being pushed into a new direction, as we’re pulled by our past, regrets and disappointments. “How can we forgive others when we haven’t forgiven ourselves?” rang through my head as I pulled the 5 of Calabash and Forgiveness for this week’s message…


It’s time for another fresh start

Point of view: It’s a gloriously sunny day. Not too hot where I’m dripping sweat and my forehead shines from a mile away, but warm enough where the sun just kisses my shoulders and the light breeze fills my lungs refreshingly. I’m waiting at the crosswalk in the city, any city, and a young Brown girl and her mother walk up beside me. I look down at her and she stares up at my big, full, kinky, curly ‘fro in awe. I smile and feel a mixture of badassery and warmth.

My hair has always meant more to me than…


SPIRIT MEDICINE

Amber the Alchemist: ‘This week practice radical acceptance’

“Uhambo” (or the Chariot) meaning “the journey” or “traveling forward” in the Xhosa language serves as a wake-up call to zoom past our fears and worries, trusting that we are not only divinely guided but divinely protected. Amplifying last week’s message of taking one step forward, we are urged this week to courageously soar and claim what we want for ourselves.

When you look at yourself in the mirror, a reflection of someone who is “not ready yet” may appear, but the only way to see someone who is ready is to get ready. …


SPIRIT MEDICINE

Amber the Alchemist says this week’s message is to answer the call. It can feel good to stop putting things off.

When you are struck by the bow of divine inspiration this week, you’re called to hit the pedal and push through! The real magick happens when you are able to feed your desires, and curiosities, through pursuit and stepping out of your comfort zone. Your heart may be swelling with passion, so the push from Spirit comes from immediately answering your inner-calling and moving with faith and persistence. If you leave too much room (or time) to question those urges, you may talk yourself out of a good thing. Air signs — Gemini, Libra, Aquarius especially — this is the…


SPIRIT MEDICINE

Amber the Alchemist reminds us to slow down and take it all in. A full calendar will not enhance our worth.

As new beginnings greet us at our doorstep, we must trust the intense transformation impacting our day-to-day and future. This week’s guidance is a continuation of last week’s message, emphasizing shedding skin and releasing anything that feels burdensome.

Most people are fearful of death because of the uncertainty of what’s on the other side. That curiosity (and fear) is a shadow that chases us, especially when we are intuitively sensing the end of a cycle near us. It can be nerve-wracking knowing that change is coming, and being completely left in the dark about what to expect on the other…


SPIRIT MEDICINE

Amber the Alchemist has seasonally-appropriate spirit advice for this week: sit by yourself, journal and think. Also, clean house in every sense of the phrase.

Whether you can feel it or not, the tides are changing, my loves. Last week’s Lions Gate Portal and New Moon continues to push us into a reality of social connectedness, future bliss, sovereignty, ancestral healing, spiritual ascension and so much more!

When we are treading new territory, we must put in the work to ensure the doors that no longer need to be open are closed so that we can confidently walk into this new timeline with a clear mission, a fresh perspective, connection to our guides and deep resonance with our soul path.

This week’s medicine comes through…


Spirit Medicine

Amber the Alchemist suggests looking to your elders to find your power, purpose

Each of us has access to insight and wisdom from our ancestors, spiritual guides, elders, or mentors to push us closer to cementing our next steps of evolution and growth. Keep all eyes open and your favorite grounding practice on deck to receive their medicine this week.

Sunday, August 8, is actually the Lion’s Gate Portal. Astrologer Tamisha Monet says this:

For the Lions Gate Portal to be activated, the Sun has to align with the star Sirius which is bigger and brighter than our own Sun. In numerology, 8 is a powerful number that represents infinity, power, divine connection…


Yep, I Said It

This summer was supposed to be the recovery. Instead, it’s the spread.

Sometimes I think we’re living in an alternate, dark timeline that went wayward. This is why I refuse to watch the TV show The Handmaid’s Tale. Why should I watch a show about a dystopian nightmare when it feels like we’re living in one currently? I don’t need to see that documentary at all.

Climate change got us hot as hell, Earth is literally caving in (in Germany, for example), and some dudebro billionaires are doing a circle jerk space race for no damb reason besides the fact that they wanna emit their small dick energy.

All of this as…


Spirit Medicine

‘All of us are magicians’ — Amber the Alchemist

Happy August, beautiful souls! I’m so happy to share that this upcoming week will be overflowing with wealth, generosity, miracles, and magic. What a rich way to begin the month!

For the third week in a row, the six of cowrie extends its message of expansion and collective abundance. Check out last week’s and the prior week’s Spirit Medicine for more tea.

Full transparency: When I pulled the six of cowrie this week, I slid it back into the deck hoping to share a message. But guess what? It flew right back out two seconds later. …

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