Sacred Pauses with The High Priestess
Updated: Oct 25
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Embodied Energy: Intuition, Divine Knowledge, Wisdom, Spiritual Enlightenment, Self-Trust, Sacred Pause
Who is The High Priestess?
Pulling The High Priestess is such a breath of fresh air. She’s the HBIC and I know she’s on my team, bringing me all the reassurance. "Yes," she says, "You're on the right path. Yes, you're learning to follow your intuition. Yes, the Universe is with you." She lets you know that you don't need to look outside yourself to find the answers you seek. What you need is already within, just go inward. The High Priestess is the embodiment of your conscious and subconscious finding perfect equilibrium within each other. She is the balance between light and dark, fully connected to her emotions, pure in her intentions towards spiritual enlightenment, and devoted to her practice. All of her trust is put into the Universe and honestly, she knows wtf she’s doing, so we should all fall in line behind her, trusting that we’ll be taken care of by Spirit too.
If you’re asking a question and you pull The High Priestess, you better check yourself, because she’s telling you to slow down and avoid rushing. Don't take action yet, just pause, sit in stillness, deeply reflect, and meditate on the situation. Take some time to cleanse your energy and gain clarity before making any sudden movements. There’s more information needed for the question you're asking, and you'll know when the time is right. Take this time to harness your self-trust, use your personal power, that quiet power that's within. Let the Divine guide while you listen to your inner instinctive intuition.
If you want the assistance of The High Priestess, be prepared for a lot of introspection. Do you feel disconnected from your intuition? Are things a little foggy? Do you feel yourself being swayed by other people's opinions? Do you find yourself overtaken by the fear of judgment, for choosing the path your heart is calling you to? The High Priestess sits in the Third Eye Chakra, or Anja, where she rules over clarity, wisdom and vision. She will not outwardly give you answers, but rather give you the tools to guide you in the right direction and encourage you to follow your intuition.
Working with Crystal Magick
Crystals are directly from the Earth, so it only makes sense that they're conduits for healing. Although you may not feel it, they quite literally “vibrate” & emit a range of energizing, positive, uplifting, & calming vibrations to help you achieve a more peaceful, balanced state of being. Each beautiful stone has unique emotional, spiritual, & physical healing properties, so they can support you in all your endeavors while also growing the connection between mind, body, and spirit.
Be sure to cleanse Crystals before working with them. This can be done by burying them, laying them on another cleansing Crystal (like Selenite), doing a smoke cleanse with Palo Santo or another cleansing herb. If you decide to cleanse with water, please make sure that your particular Crystal is water safe.
Here's how you can work with & benefit from the healing energy of Crystals:
*Wear as jewelry
*Hold stone in hand when extra support is needed
*Keep it in your pocket or your bra for all day support
*Use during meditation or yoga
*Place them throughout your spaces with intention (Ex: I keep Smoky Quartz & Red Aragonite on my work desk to keep me grounded & to ward off any negative energy)
Crystals that Embody the Energy of The High Priestess:
Clear Quartz: Clarifies thinking & awareness, Assists with spiritual growth, manifestation and healing, Infuses body with energy from divine assisting with divine guidance, Used with other stones to amplify their energy, Acts as deep cleanser & purifier, Has high vibrational energy, Shields against negative energy, Connects with all Chakras & clears blockages.
Lapis Lazuli: Associated with strength, wisdom & courage, Promotes self-awareness & self-expression, Has healing & protective properties, Activates the Third Eye Chakra, Helps in revealing inner truth, Diminishes anger & suppressed emotions, Known to stimulate psychic abilities & inner vision.
Jet: Known for protection, healing & purification, Helps draw out negative energies, Assists with grounding & restoring inner balance, Associated with release of anger & fears, Promotes self-control, Attracts knowledge & wisdom, Has calming effect.
Sodalite: Helps thoughts flow easily, Brings logic, inner peace & truth, Has calming & healing properties, Inspires creativity & mental clarity, Awakens & influences the Third Eye and Throat Chakras, Connects thought & feelings uniting logic & intuition, Facilitates positive thinking, Boosts self-confidence, Helps with focus & concentration.
Selenite: Helps calm anxiety & worry, Assists with mental clarity & self-awareness, Used for energy cleansing & purification, Helps with divination, Promotes all levels of healing, Brings emotional balance, Supports Third Eye Chakra, Encourages positive thinking.
Working with Herbal Magick
The actions of herbs that heal the physical body often coincide with their essences and heal the spiritual body. Thus, healing you from the inside out. Connecting, working, and healing with the help of a plant allies' essence (spiritual property) is what we resonate and connect with deeply. However, the incredible physical benefits of consuming and using plants topically just can't be ignored. Below you can find a list of herbs with their physical actions, spiritual essences, and magical uses to help you connect with The High Priestess.
All of the herbs listed here can be found in our High Priestess Organic Herbal Blend.
Herbal Actions: Diaphoretic, Antispasmodic, Nervine, Analgesic, Antibacterial
Lemongrass's ability to support the nervous system in combating stress and anxiety is related to its connection with the Third Eye Chakra. Anxiety is fear of the unknown. When your Third Eye Chakra is balanced, you experience clarity in your thoughts and vision. You recognize that without fear there is no courage. You don’t see the events in your life in terms of duality, as good or bad, you see them as lessons waiting to be learned.
Physically, Lemongrass has been found to relieve muscle pain and joint pain caused by overexertion during exercise. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties also make for a great toner to clear out pores and soothe irritated skin.
This soothing action is great internally as well, as it soothes the digestive tract and reduces inflammation. Lemongrass is also referred to as "Fever grass," because it promotes perspiration to help break fevers & cool the body down.
Use Lemongrass in potions to aid in developing psychic powers and use before divination practices. Sprinkle or spray an infusion around the home to transmute negative energies and remove jinxes. Consuming an infusion of Lemongrass also cleanses the aura promoting clarity and clear thinking.
Herbal Actions: Carminative, Aromatic, Digestive Tonic, Antibacterial, Antiseptic
After buying mint plants together at a farmers market, my mom told us that when she was a kid they would eat Peppermint leaves like they were a snack. We initially thought it was kind of weird but with all the amazing benefits they provide, it's something we should all be doing!
Drinking a Peppermint infusion helps improve digestion. Its volatile oil content also brings rapid relief to abdominal cramps and helps relieve motion sickness, morning sickness and IBS symptoms. Its antiseptic properties also do well in treating inflammation in the mouth.
Topically, Peppermint's antibacterial properties naturally cleanse the skin and help relieve itching and inflammation. It helps to tone the skin, minimize pores and restore the skins elasticity. In aromatherapy and external application, Peppermint can be used to relieve joint pain and tension headaches.
Peppermint is used to increase the vibration of a space for Magickal use. Use in incense, as a bath, or a potion for healing and purification. Planting mint in your garden is said to bring riches & placing a few leaves in your purse or wallet encourages prosperity. According to folklore, if you find a flowering mint plant on a Midsummers day you will have internal happiness.
Herbal Actions: Carminative, Astringent, Anti-microbial, Stimulant, Emmenagogue
Garden Sage is a healing herb dubbed the “Holy Herb” by ancient Romans, and they would include it in many of their religious practices. It has since been used to dispel negative influences, ward off evil & even increase fertility. Garden Sage is not to be mistaken for White Sage- which is endangered due to over harvesting. White Sage is commonly found in smudge sticks as this is an old Native American custom. Using it in such a way is considered cultural appropriation, which goes without saying, is never okay.
Garden Sage is high in Vitamin K, Iron and is full of antioxidants. Using an infusion as a gargle soothes mucus membranes, making it a well-known remedy for issues of the mouth and throat.
Use Sage as a compress to promote the healing of wounds. Its astringent properties have the ability to reduce excess oil production and tone skin. It is also known to ease muscle and joint pain.
Garden Sage Magick
Burning Sage is a good way to cleanse specific tools and objects before doing magickal work with them. Leaves are used in protection and abundance spells. Drink Sage as an infusion to prevent psychic attacks. Use it in a bath to cleanse your Aura.
Herbal Actions: Calming Nervine, Tonic, Carminative, Bitter, Cholagogue
Lemon Balm gets its name from the Greek word “Honeybee” due to its ability to attract bees and other beneficial pollinators. It has been used since the Middle Ages to promote sleep, reduce stress & ease discomfort from indigestion.
Lemon Balm is extremely soothing inside and out. Drink an infusion for cramps and to ease the symptoms of viral, fungal & bacterial infections. It also has mild astringent antibacterial properties, making it great for acne prone skin. It cleanses your pores and reduces redness.
Lemon Balm Magick
Carry a Lemon Balm sachet to help ease anxiety and to bring balance and calm. It can be used as a ritual bath or an infusion to drink as Lemon Balm invokes calming and soothing energies. Burn dried Lemon Balm as a smoke cleanser to purify your home or tools. It is also known to be useful in Moon magick.
Herbal Actions: Antiseptic, Analgesic, Bitter Tonic
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Orange Peel is known to help move Qi (Vital energy) Stagnation. The moving of this stagnation improves digestion, relieves gas & bloating, and rids the body of phlegm.
Orange Peel acts primarily on the respiratory and digestive systems, but it is also amazing for the skin. Due to the tannins Orange Peel has, it works as a great toner. Spritz on your face or bathe in an Orange Peel infusion to revive skin, shrink pores and promote circulation.
Orange Peel Magick
Throughout history, Oranges have been symbolic of health, happiness, and fertility. Add Orange Peel to a sachet and hang on the front door of your house to attract good luck and fortune. Burning Orange Peel as an incense helps to awaken your senses & increase your divination skills. Orange Peel is also well known in abundance work, so add it to any money spells to increase their strength.
Most of the Affirmations I have listed here were given to Mercedez by her Reiki Teacher- Alia, and can be used to assist in balancing the Chakras during Reiki sessions. You can use all of them, or particular ones you’re drawn to when working with The High Priestess. Choosing Affirmations that make you feel uncomfortable or inauthentic will be the most beneficial on your journey. I find that Affirmations work best for me when I focus on one at a time, for as long as needed. This could be saying it out loud, in my head, or during meditation every day for weeks, or even months. Once it doesn’t feel foreign or like I'm lying to myself, I know it's integrated and is truly a part of me and how I choose to live my life.
I live in clarity.
I am in touch with my inner guidance system.
I see the reality of every situation through universal guidance.
I trust the guidance I receive.
I am connected to my true path and purpose.
I am intuitive.
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