Sage Goddess Cosmic Corner

Is the cosmic chaos of Mercury retrograde stirring up old flames and unwanted attention from your ex? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with three powerhouse crystals to block that ex from popping back into your life like a bad rerun.

With these three crystals by your side, you can navigate Mercury Retrograde with confidence, knowing that your ex is safely blocked and your energy field is fortified against any cosmic curveballs. Remember, boundaries aren’t just for earthly relationships — even the universe needs a little reminder sometimes.

There’s something to love about each and every sign of the zodiac! But we all know that there’s duality in everything…which means there’s tea to be spilled about each sign, too. Caution: Hot liquid! The astrological tea is PIPING.

Mercury retrograde and eclipse season… during Aries season? PHEW. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little peace and harmony amidst the chaotic energy. 

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite calming crystals: Blue calcite. It’s one of the best stones for harmonizing family energies. Not to mention its ability to foster love, compassion, and peace. It’s perfect for any season or astrological transit! Here are five simple ways to work with this gem.

  • Place it on your Throat Chakra in meditation to soothe this energy center.
  • Put it on your nightstand for peaceful, restful sleep.
  • Keep it on the table where your family gathers daily to harmonize your interactions.
  • Carry it in your pocket to help you find the right words in any conversation.
  • Charge your journal with it to help you write your thoughts with clarity.

The Aries New Moon Solar Eclipse has officially arrived — but you don’t need me to tell you that. You’re likely experiencing the somewhat chaotic currents of this cosmic conjunction yourself! In times like this, I find it helpful to have a little mantra to bring me back to center. 

Read on for the affirmation for your sign. Don’t forget to check your Sun, Moon, and Rising to see which resonates the most!

Your hair is like your spiritual antennae. The strands sprouting from your crown constantly sense, channel, and attune to the energy around you. That’s why I like to say there are no bad hair days — just bad vibes! How you style your lucious locks can activate hair magic that manifests positivity and keeps negative energy at bay. 

Braiding is the perfect place to start. Braids aren’t just beautiful — they’re symbols of strength, wisdom, and unity that can intertwine with your intentions. As you style, you can set and seal an intention to wear throughout your day!

Here’s an easy way to create a braid that activates hair magic:

  1. Anoint your hands: Choose a hair oil that resonates with the specific intention you want to set, and apply it to your hands in preparation. You could reach for lavender for calm, a few drops of rosemary for purification, rose for attraction, or lemongrass for more openness.
  2. Begin your braid: Grab three small sections of hair near your face or the nape of your neck and interlace them. As you weave the strands together, visualize your intention intertwining with your braid, becoming more solid with each pass. If you want to manifest motivation, productivity, or inspired action, create a tighter braid. Stick with a looser, more relaxed braid to call in calm, peace, and serenity.
  3. Seal your handiwork: Secure your braid with a ribbon or hair tie to seal your intention. Choose a shade that resonates with your intention for an extra dose of color magic! Or, repeat the process, adding multiple braids to your hair to unlock number magic.
  4. Let it go: Keep your braid in until you no longer need it. When it’s time to take it down, picture negative energy falling away as your braid loosens and unravels. 

Rinse and repeat as needed! Braiding makes room in your routine for a mini meditative moment where you can get quiet, connect with yourself, and manifest. A few mindful minutes are all it takes to twist together a beautiful, physical reminder that your magic literally stems from you.

Happy 4/4…let’s get ready to build! The numerology of 4/4 is all about building a solid foundation for your dreams. 4 is a number that’s closely associated with the earth element and represents strength, dependability, perseverance, and planning. 

Today, 4/4, is the fourth day of the fourth month. It’s a powerful time to set intentions and prepare for the future. This day also holds early spring energies of new growth and new beginnings, encouraging you to awaken to fresh opportunities.

Here are 4 simple ways to work with the energy of 4/4:

  1. Surrender your fears: Manifesting your dreams starts with the courage to take the first step. Step out of your comfort zone and do something that scares you. This could be sharing a hidden talent, striking up a conversation with a stranger, or speaking your ambitions into the universe.
  2. Express your gratitude: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude is a powerful way to attract abundance into your life. Give thanks and leave room for the universe to work its magic on your behalf. 

3. Support your mental AND physical health: Building your empire requires strength, stamina, and a positive mental attitude. Make time to meditate today. Focus on your goals and activate the inner power you need to achieve them. Working with herbs like ashwagandha, bamboo, and balsam fir is also a great way to tap into your life force energy.
4. Write it down: More than anything, building a foundation for your dreams requires action. Sometimes just thinking things isn’t enough! Pull out your journal, put pen to paper, and write down your intentions. Putting thoughts into written word opens channels for your manifestations to take physical form.

The beautiful thing about 4/4 is that it’s just the beginning. Preparation is only the first phase in your journey! To get a jump on the manifestation magic of 5/5 next month, be sure to check our 5/5 Money Magic Set.

Earth is the element of stability, prosperity, the ancestors, grounding, practicality, patience, strength, comfort, safety, and manifestation. You can bring more earth energy into your life by:

  • Walking barefoot outside
  • Keeping jars of dirt from places that mean something special to you
  • Visiting the forest and talking to the trees
  • Growing plants in the garden or in pots
  • Cooking with green herbs — thyme, sage, rosemary, mint, etc.
  • Drying herbs and flowers by hanging them from your walls or ceiling
  • Learning about geology

Water is the element of dreams, emotion, past lives, psychic abilities, healing, compassion, intuition, receptivity, fluidity, and forgiveness. You can connect with water energy by:

  • Taking a shower
  • Drinking a glass of water
  • Washing your hands
  • Opening a window while it’s raining
  • Playing music that features the sounds of rivers and the sea
  • Moisturizing your skin
  • Carrying seashells

Fire is the element of passion, transformation, physicality, strength, power, magnetism, motivation, willpower, and purification. Bring more fire energy into your life by:

  • Lighting a candle
  • Eating something spicy
  • Sitting where you can feel the Sun on your skin
  • Adding cinnamon to your coffee
  • Having an orgasm
  • Concentrating on the heat of your own body
  • Partaking in any activity that involves breaking a sweat (e.g., hot yoga)

Air is the element of new beginnings, thought, experimentation, learning, freedom, exploration, communication, visualization, and imagination. Connect with air energy by:

  • Lighting some incense
  • Standing for a moment in the wind
  • Whispering, laughing, yawning, singing, and practicing other breathwork
  • Doing cardio exercises that increase your breathing rate
  • Watching/listening to birds
  • Opening a window
  • Hanging wind chimes

During Mercury retrograde, which occurs roughly three to four times a year, the usual flow of communication may encounter some turbulence. However, fear not, for these cosmic disruptions offer us a unique opportunity for introspection, reflection, and realignment. To gain a more nuanced understanding of the celestial energies at play, take a look at your horoscope below — we recommend you read your rising sign followed by your sun sign. Let’s delve into the transformative energies that Mercury retrograde in Aries has in store for us this month!

Aries Rising/Sun: Mercury retrograde in your sign ignites inner reflection and self-discovery. Take extra care with communication and avoid impulsive decisions. Use this time to refine your goals and assert your passions with renewed authenticity.

Taurus Rising/Sun: Financial matters take center stage during this retrograde, offering an opportunity to review and revitalize your budget. Focus on practical solutions, avoid overspending, and trust in your ability to manifest prosperity.

Gemini Rising/Sun: Reconnect with old friends and revisit past creative projects, but make sure to clarify any misunderstandings and avoid gossip. Mercury retrograde encourages you to express yourself authentically and explore new avenues for self-expression.

Cancer Rising/Sun: Mercury retrograde in your career sector may bring up issues with authority figures or professional projects. Trust in the power of communication to heal old wounds and strengthen your connections, while keeping your mind open to new opportunities.

Leo Rising/Sun: Mercury retrograde invites you to slow down and savor life’s simple pleasures. Embrace a spirit of adventure and curiosity as you explore new horizons and expand your worldview, but be sure to double-check details and be flexible with your schedule. 

Virgo Rising/Sun: Dive deep into self-care practices and prioritize your well-being. Mercury retrograde encourages you to release perfectionist tendencies and embrace self-compassion. Extend kindness and understanding to yourself to bring a deeper sense of inner peace and acceptance. 

Libra Rising/Sun: Relationships are under the spotlight with the influence of Mercury retrograde. Practice active listening and avoid jumping to conclusions. Take this opportunity to spend time with loved ones and deepen your bonds — you may even find yourself reconnecting with an old flame!

Scorpio Rising/Sun: During Mercury retrograde in your sector of health and routine, there may be adjustments to your daily schedule. Embrace this as an opportunity to focus on self-care and avoid overwhelming yourself with commitments. Revisit familiar wellness routines and make relaxation a priority to support your overall well-being.

Sagittarius Rising/Sun: Mercury retrograde invites you to revisit past experiences and glean valuable insights from your journey. Embrace a sense of nostalgia and reflect on how far you’ve come, but practice patience and avoid rushing into new relationships.

Capricorn Rising/Sun: Home becomes a sanctuary during this retrograde, offering solace and comfort amidst life’s challenges. Address any misunderstandings with relatives and clarify your boundaries. Focus on creating a nurturing environment that supports your growth and well-being.

Aquarius Rising/Sun: Mercury retrograde encourages you to cultivate mindfulness and embrace the present moment. Practice patience and avoid jumping to conclusions. Use this time to realign your goals with your authentic self-expression and contribute positively to your community. 

Pisces Rising/Sun: During this retrograde period, you may find yourself drawn to introspective activities like meditation, journaling, dream analysis, or therapy. It’s a good time to delve deep into your inner world, addressing unresolved issues from the past. Take this opportunity to release any emotional baggage and embrace healing and spiritual growth.

Yes, it’s that time of year again! We all want to throw open our windows and clear out the cobwebs of the winter season. However, there’s more to spring cleaning than sweeping, dusting, and decluttering. When you physically clean your space, all that stagnant energy gets kicked up too! That’s why it’s essential to energetically cleanse along the way — here are my top 3 tips for getting your home feeling fresh as a daisy:

  • Play solfeggio sound healing frequencies while you work. Don’t know which one to pick? Check out this blog.
  • Place a piece of selenite by the threshold of the main entrance of your home. This will help purify any energies that enter your space!
  • Smudge with your favorite herb after you’re done tidying up. I always love sage, sweetgrass, and palo santo.

By clearing stagnant energy, decluttering, and infusing your surroundings with positivity, you create a harmonious environment conducive to growth, creativity, and well-being. Remember to trust your intuition, set clear intentions, and approach the process with mindfulness and gratitude. May your home be a sanctuary of love, light, and renewal as you welcome the vibrant energies of spring!

A common magical practice to call in abundance is taking a pinch of cinnamon and blowing it over the threshold of your home on the first of the month. But what if I told you this doesn’t have to be limited to one day a month? 

Start off your day with a prosperous pick-me-up by brewing your daily coffee or tea with some cinnamon! Whether you mix it into your coffee grounds or sprinkle it in your cup, cinnamon adds a deliciously spicy twist that elevates your beverage to new heights. 

But the magic doesn’t stop there. As you take that first sip of your cinnamon-infused brew, visualize your intentions for the day unfolding with ease and grace. See abundance flowing effortlessly into every aspect of your life, from your relationships and finances to your health and creativity.

By incorporating cinnamon into your morning ritual, you’re not only treating yourself to a delightful flavor boost but also sending a clear signal to the universe that you’re ready to welcome abundance with open arms. So go ahead, sprinkle a little cinnamon magic into your cup each morning and watch as abundance manifests in the most delightful ways.

This coming Monday (April 1), Mercury will station retrograde in the fiery, assertive sign of Aries. It’s a time to slow down and think things through carefully before making any major decisions or taking impulsive actions.

During Mercury Retrograde, certain crystals can offer support and stability. Here are five crystals to help you navigate this period:

Black Tourmaline: Known for its protective properties, black tourmaline can shield you from negative energies and electromagnetic radiation. It helps ground and stabilize your energy, keeping you centered during chaotic or challenging times.

Dream Amethyst: Dream amethyst is a mixture of amethyst and white quartz that connects you to the higher realms, your angels, and your spirit guides. It lessens resistance to change, helping you grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

Lepidolite: Lepidolite is a natural, crystalized form of lithium that lightens moods, regulates emotions, and has a calming, relaxing, and easing effect.  Its calming and soothing essence brings balance and mental and emotional relief when you find yourself faced with the inevitable stress of life.

Amazonite: If you struggle with difficult conversations (who doesn’t?), amazonite opens the door to heartfelt sharing and heals unhealthy communication patterns. Because amazonite absorbs rough energies, it helps you to speak authentically — especially important when Mercury Retrograde can lead to misunderstandings.

Fluorite: Fluorite enhances mental clarity, focus, and concentration. It can help you stay organized and adapt to changes smoothly, making it easier to navigate Mercury Retrograde’s potential disruptions and challenges.

Keep these crystals close to you during Mercury Retrograde to harness their supportive energies and mitigate any potential disruptions. Remember to cleanse and recharge your crystals regularly to maintain their effectiveness.

You hear us talk about altars all the time — but what are they actually for? Not just a pretty table to show off your gorgeous crystal collection, an altar serves as a sacred space that aligns with your unique beliefs and intentions. It acts as a personalized energy focal point, symbolizing your spiritual journey and providing a tangible place for rituals, meditation, and intentional manifestation. An altar is:

  • A sacred space for spiritual connection
  • A focal point for your energy & intentions
  • An anchor for rituals & meditation
  • A space to honor ancestors, guides & guardians
  • A symbolic threshold to magic & higher consciousness

To learn more about how to create your own altar space, check out my blog here.

Eclipse season has officially arrived! It seems we always hear what NOT to do around this time…but what about working with this energy to your advantage? An eclipse is like a cosmic spotlight, illuminating the unseen. Harness the magic this event brings with these 5 eclipse practices:

  1. Get Grounded: During these transits, energy can feel somewhat chaotic. It’s times like this that grounding is essential! Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and drop your energy down into the earth, feeling yourself connect to the planetary core. 
  2. Moon Water Scrying: Scrying is an ancient practice of staring into a reflective surface as a form of divination. Under the shadow of the eclipse, scrying is all the more powerful. During the eclipse, gaze into a bowl of water deeply, allowing the unseen to be revealed.
  3. Light a White Candle: An eclipse reveals that which is ready to be released. Light a white candle (representing purity and cleansing) and gaze into its flame as you think of all those things you’re ready to let go of, feeling each of them burning away into the aether. 
  4. Journal: Ponder these questions as you sit down to write: Where am I resisting change? What in my life is ready to shift and expand? As you write, allow the words to simply flow. Don’t think too hard — just let your subconscious lead the way. 
  5. Pull a Card: Tarot and oracle cards are great ways to call on guidance. Choose a deck that resonates with you, and pull a single card, asking: “What wisdom does the cosmos have for me during this eclipse?” Consider how you can embody this message or the deeper meaning it holds for both your inner self and external life.