Our expert gurus help you discover the deeper truths found through divination and dreams
Fortune-telling, or divination as it’s more formally called, takes many forms and offers you the chance to ask spirit your deepest questions. From reading tea leaves to questioning a pendulum and using crystals to inspire your dreams, explore the mystical side of life this month!
Read your tea leaves
Elly Charles, psychic medium and spiritual coach (ellycharlesmediumship.com), says:
“Have you ever wanted to learn more about tea leaf reading? Wondered what your leaves may mean for you, or simply want to get started and don’t know how? I absolutely love tea leaf reading and want to share my knowledge with you with my Tea Leaf Masterclass. The masterclass is available to purchase on my website today. You will learn about the history of tea leaf reading, exploring where it came from and how it has been used in different cultures and periods of history, from ancient middle eastern cultures Victorian times through to modern day readings. Then spend some time reading your leaves and practising the art. I can’t wait to be back in person running these events but for now why not enjoy this course from the comfort of your own home? Head to the website ellycharlesmediumship.com to purchase the course and follow me on Instagram @elly_charles_psychicmedium.”
Dream with a master crystal
Helen Gould, The Candle Co (etsy.com/uk/shop/TheCandleCoLtd), says:
“Mystical dreams focus on symbols, which are hidden messages the subconsciousness mind presents to the dreamer, as the brain processes the storing and sorting of emotions experienced in the day. The purpose of dreams is to let the energy flow and to allow the creative side of the mind to be free. These dreams tend to linger in the mind as you awaken, leaving you with a sense of guidance drawn from the representation of symbols, or inspiration driven from the inner muse. Dream interpretation takes time and sometimes they can confuse the dreamer, especially when looked at in isolation. In that case, several dreams should be looked at at once to make sense of the message.
“Crystals have long been known to add an energy boost to allow deep dreams to occur, to open the pathway to lucid dreaming or to help with psychic protection and push away negative dreams. One of the master crystals, amethyst, is highly regarded as a royal stone with metaphysical abilities to calm the mind and inspire a meditative state, so that when it’s time to sleep you feel relaxed and ready to dream. This is a subject that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember, and to this day I keep a dream diary along with my favourite go-to crystal amethyst always close at hand.”
“Crystals open the pathway to lucid dreaming and help with psychic
Dangle a pendulum
Freya Fulbrook-Cook, Freya’s Cauldron (freyascauldron.co.uk), says:
“Using a pendulum is one of the most popular forms of divination used today, and as it is easy to carry around with you it can effectively be used anywhere, making it a very versatile tool. The most popular pendulums are made out of crystal, but they are all also made from other materials such as metals. When choosing your first pendulum it is important to select one that you feel drawn to as this will help you form a connection. The first task is to cleanse it. There are various ways this can be done, including passing through the smoke of sage incense, leaving in the light of the full moon or laying it on a bed of lavender flowers.
“Once it’s cleansed, sit comfortably ensuring you have somewhere to rest your arm. I choose to rest my elbow on the table and let my arm go loose to allow the free movement of the pendulum. Next, centre yourself by taking a few deep breaths to clear all of the days clutter, to relax and free your mind.
“The next step is to learn the way your pendulum moves and find the movements for yes, no and maybe answers. To do this, start by asking simple questions that you know the answers to, so you can see which way it will move for a yes answer, a no answer and a maybe answer. Questions need to be to the point, such as ‘am I female?’ Make a note of the movements for future reference. You can choose to check this again each time you use the pendulum.
“Now you are ready to ask your questions, keep them simple and to the point so as not to confuse the answer. Mastering the pendulum takes time and practice, so do not be disheartened if you find it hard to connect at first. Relax and take your time, it will be worth it I promise!”
Find your ascension angel
Daisy Foss, angel channel, global presenter and international healer (daisyfoss.com), says:
“Beltane on 1st May is traditionally a Pagan ritual to celebrate the arrival of spring. Often known as May Day, celebrations take place all over the world. Nowadays, it’s a time for community and festivity, especially in Glastonbury. And what better way is there to meet your ascension angel than on a Beltane wellbeing retreat with me, Daisy Foss? In 2021, all public events are sadly cancelled due to the pandemic until 21st June, although you can visit privately within the guidelines from 12th April. Come and visit us for seven days, five days or just come for a magical weekend in Avalon, as the shops and the sacred sites will be open for you to explore [according to guidelines at time of press].
“You’ll love our full moon ritual before Beltane on the 27th April, dedicated to the Mother of All Dragons. A sacred fire and meditation with the Angels of Awakening will clear away any negativity or fears from the past year. Plus, to enhance the meditation and prepare you for Beltane, we are offering our Crystal Sound Meditation CD free with purchases of two of our delightful crystal pocket angels or mudra crystals, bringing the energy of heaven to Earth.
“Or, if you can’t visit us in person, then join in with us online and have your own ‘Retreat in Your Home’. Customarily this is the time to rebalance and empower yourself, honouring your divine purpose in this world. We also offer ‘Finding your Well Self’ workshops which are a perfect way to be inspired to live to your full potential and unleash the dragon within, with your ascension angel.”
Connect to your dreams with crystals
Gemma Williams, psychic and manifesting mentor (manifestinggurus.com), says:
“Dreams are beautiful experiences and some can have deep meanings, whereas others can be a way to release the past. Dreams can also be a way of the soul letting go of past trauma and can help us on our healing journey.
“Keeping a dream journal is good as you can look back and see which dreams were premonitions. A dream journal is also going to help you understand your dreams more. Dreams journals are good to look back on as you will see your dreams creating a story, and they will start to make more sense.
“Here is a dreaming ritual you can do before bed to help your dreams. Before you go to bed, hold a crystal in your left hand or you can place it on your third eye. As you focus on your intention for a few minutes, take a few deep breaths allowing yourself to relax more and more with each breath you take. Once you feel ready, place your crystal on your bedside table and off you go into dreamland. Meditating with a crystal before you go to bed will really help you connect to your dreams.
“Some crystals to help with dreams are clear quartz, howlite, lapiz lazuli, tiger’s eye, amethyst, moonstone and selenite. You can either place them underneath your bed or pillow, put them on your bedside table and also wear them as a necklace.
“Clear quartz is a master quartz and you can program it to help you by placing it on your heart when setting your intentions. You can also make up a dream bag by cleansing all your crystals and putting a couple in a little pouch with lavender. Set your intentions when you make this to help with your dreams and to understand them better.
“It’s also very common to have very vivid dreams around the new and full moon. I will be leading crystal dream meditations on select evenings in June. This will take place in my VIP Manifesting Academy as part of our daily meditations. Visit manifestinggurus.com to find out more.”
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