Here’s Your Love Tarotscope Reading For February 2018

It’s February, the month of mucho, mucho, mucho amor. Here’s what is in store for your love life this month, according to Tatianna Tarot, FIERCE’s resident bruja.

Aquarius // Page of Swords

If you’re going to use your mind this month, don’t utilize it to be overtly critical of your partner or potential lovers. The Page of Swords has a habit of being overtly attentive to details, which could be an asset if you’re seeking new opportunities or solutions. Behaviors, particular patterns and cycles, can be even more obvious to your eye this month. Take note and improve in the ways that you have control. Other than that, relax and allow yourself to feel a bit of spontaneity. You yield the power to offer good and sound advice or it just may be that you’ll be receiving messages that reflect such wisdom. Don’t jump to any conclusions. Use your rationale to look at the facts, and make choices based on your observations. It’s the perfect time to reveal any hidden truths or to get to the bottom of anything you feel compelled to investigate, as long as you act with integrity.

Pisces // The Devil

The Devil will have you in your feelings this month, mostly because there is a habit of resisting its lessons once surfaced. As they say, “what you resist, persists.” Bear in mind that the Devil’s symbolism isn’t evil but highlights a toxic situation, belief or habit that you repress because deep down you may feel as if you don’t have the power to control it. The Devil might also represent justification for lower energies, be that within you or in a relationship, and the refusal to empower self and take responsibility for your part in the equation. Meditate on ways that you are compromising your well-being or worth in exchange for instant gratification. The Devil can bring the theme of temptation into your life and great juicy sex. Regardless, you know your own boundaries — it is up to you to enforce them and to communicate when they have been crossed. It’s best not to make any excuses and to handle what you’ve been meaning to do, once and for all.

Aries // 4 of Swords

Stop, Pause and Reflect on what these next months will bring and how you want to show up for yourself and for your relationship if you’re in one. The 4 of Swords can be the calm before the storm, giving you the opportunity to settle your thoughts and meditate on your steps ahead of time. Not everything merits an immediate reaction or the need to speed up the pace. You may hold more power than you realize if you just allowed yourself to reflect on your talented aspects and take the more intellectual route. Taking the higher road is available to you, tap into your wisdom and more mature aspects before moving forward. Giving yourself some space to gather your thoughts and to slow things down may be what you need for productivity and advancement. Take off your armor and allow yourself to be more vulnerable than usual so you can access more possibilities here. When you are feeling secure, stable and fearless, make your move.

Taurus // The Sun

Nothing can stop you; you’re all the way up! The Sun gives you a radiance and magnetic appeal this month that makes you extremely alluring to your love interest, or in general. Utilize this extra boost by working your public with charm, positivity and happiness. There is a mysterious quality to you that many will find infectious. Couple that with your amazing confidence and will to get your way, and nobody can say no to you. To some, this can represent the start of a flourishing and supportive relationship — one filled with happiness and fun, joyful moments. For others, the Sun encourages you to work your magic and appeal to get what you want. Ride this wave out, and be your best self. The time to celebrate you and your authenticity is here, so promote yourself shamelessly and embrace your inner and outer beauty. You may be feeling energized, renewed and freer than ever before. Indulge in these good vibes by living life to the fullest.

Gemini // 4 of Pentacles

The 4 of Pentacles may reveal that you have been concerned with protecting your space and energy. It suggests that you observe what you’ve been investing your energy into in terms of your relationships and self. Is what you’re dishing out being received with appreciation and gratitude? Are you receiving good value for your essence? If not, scale back and assess how you can be investing in yourself more to be happier and to make more of your life. Alternatively, the 4 of Pentacles can show that you’re being too selfish with your time and it can call for you to come out of your shell and engage with the world around you. Discern what your personal balance is between having personal “me” time and socializing or sharing yourself with others. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable can offer you great rewards that you did not anticipate. It is time to peel back those layers and trust that you will be well-received but only if it resonates with you.

Cancer // 5 of Wands

There is much action for you this month that can have you feeling overwhelmed and chaotic. Check out your environment. Is it conducive to a happy and comforting life? Is the energy chill and sacred? Be mindful that there are many things happening in February astrologically that may have others feeling emotional or thrown off, but you don’t have to be one of these people. Clarify your space and where you stand in your relationships, or life in general. Speak your mind and mean what you say. It is time to clear up the fog and use your intention to carve the space that you choose to walk upon. Don’t engage in any arguments. Rather, seek ways to be solution-oriented. There is a big possibility that a fuss can occur because everyone wants to be heard and understood, yet no one is listening. This is the perfect opportunity to rise above it all and be the leader that does both. Sort out your agenda for the month so that you don’t find yourself frantic and all over the place. Lead with your heart and not through impulsive frustration.

Leo // 9 of Cups

Things will turn out to be quite magical with smooth and comforting transitions for you this month, Leo! The 9 of Cups has you vibing high emotionally, feeling content at the way things have played out and confident with your own approach to love and life. You may even be “feeling” yourself this month, and, with this energetic influence, the world is at your disposal. The 9 of Cups is similar to a Genie in a Bottle: things just instantly work out without much effort, but this is because you have done much of the work in the past and, karmically, things are lining up to your benefit. There may be some work up ahead of you still in order to fully feel the effects of this card, but in your heart you know and trust that something great is on the horizon. Things seem to be functioning with ease and less challenges because your emotions are balanced, healthy and self-care is a priority now. Alternatively, be mindful of your levels of comfort and areas in which you won’t compromise. The 9 of Cups can warn against being too selfish and wanting things only your way and not working toward improvement.

Virgo // Knight of Wands

The energy of immense passion, adventure and a thirst for the new is something you experience for the month of February. Virgos, this is the time to be spontaneous and let your guard down. Take initiative with your sexual pleasure, spice things up in your world by trying things you’ve yet to do or incorporate a different element in your life by taking a trip. The Knight of Wands can indicate much movement on your horizon, be that a trip to a foreign place or that you have someone entering your life that may be highly cultured or of a foreign nature. The Knight of Wands gives you excitement; there are new possibilities opening up for you and invites you to live your life to the fullest. Why wait when you can go out there and get things done yourself? Flirt, use your charm and make moves that you normally wouldn’t do. You may not be looking for anything serious, and, if so, why not go explore your horizons? If you are involved, the Knight of Wands brings forth frisky, sexy, playful energy and an undeniable passion that enhances your experience this month.

Libra // 3 of Pentacles

A couple that works together, stays together. The 3 of Pentacles represents a strong connection, teamwork, focus and new developments if you are involved in a relationship. Here, you have the opportunity to upgrade from a situation and to strengthen your stance as a couple. Compromise is needed, but make space to hear all sides and consider all angles of a situation. A solution is possible and an evolution can occur as long as you both put in the work. For those who are single, the 3 of Pentacles invites you to go out and spread your influence. This can be meeting like-minded individuals through groups of interests, a party, meeting or outing in which you get to share your ideas or connect with interesting people. Overall, this card can point to major changes in your life regarding your body, mind and soul. Things are shifting for the better, and improvement is made in all of these areas. You may just leave February with new taste, desires and a fresher identity.

Scorpio // 9 of Swords

Over-analyzation and obsessive thinking will not serve you this month, Scorpio. Chances are, the solution that you are seeking can only come intuitively if you make space for it and can allow things to be as they are. The 9 of Swords can point to doubt, frustration, worry, anxiety and stress. You may find yourself in a toxic situation that you must relieve yourself from or may just be in a mental bind that you’re making worse based on the quality of your thoughts. Take a step back to analyze the predicament that you’re in. How are you contributing to this based on your personal perception? Are you too negative or are you attempting to force things into place where they don’t work? Perhaps external stresses are making their way into your energy and relationship. It’s time to cleanse yourself of this negativity and know that better days are on the horizon. Only handle that which you have control over. Everything else can be dealt by higher forces at play. Be mindful not to sabotage your own blessings. Trust that once you release tension, things will start playing out much better than you adding more stress to the equation.

Sagittarius // Queen of Swords

It’s time to say what you mean and mean what you say, because only clarity will get you what you’re looking for this month. The Queen of Swords is direct with her intentions, be that with or without a relationship, and she knows where she is headed, what she wants and what direction to take. It may be time to address someone and clear what’s on your chest or to enforce strong boundaries about what you expect from yourself and others moving forward. By setting these boundaries, you invite the appropriate energies to co-create with you, allowing you to reach your goals and desires. Communication is key and requires truth and honesty. The Queen of Swords has the ability to empathize with others, but this will not sway her opinion or perspective. Look at the facts, and use your intellect to make smart decisions for yourself or your relationship right now. Be clear on the type of energy that you are inviting into your space, and don’t back down until you get it.

Capricorn // 7 of Swords

Capricorn, if you are involved, be mindful of staying present to your partner and your behaviors. Don’t get so busy that you add on an energy of chaos and distractions into your life. The 7 of Swords can point to scattered thoughts and perhaps some disingenuous energy. Is your mind lingering onto the past or are you content with the way things are right now? Is your partner present-minded or do you find them distracted as well? Check in with your gut before jumping to conclusions. Sort things out with direct communication and organizing your priorities so that everyone’s needs are met. If you are single, then be clear on what it is that you’re seeking. You might want to hold off on starting anything fresh or engaging in any romantic energy until you have handled what is on your plate, be that from past involvements or current obligations and responsibilities. Do not pile on more than what you can handle, and, if you say you are going to leave something in the past, then do it. No need to check back on old flames and their “potential” if the invitation isn’t directly at your doorstep.

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These Online Botanicas Will Satisfy The Bruja In You


These Online Botanicas Will Satisfy The Bruja In You

With young Latinxs reclaiming the bruja identity, the demand for access to novenas, herbs and other specially crafted ritual tools has grown tremendously. Luckily, these Latinx-owned online botanicas have made it easy for brujas, or anyone who wants to dive deeper into the practice, to get their hands on the goods. Whether you’re looking to conjure up more cash flow or secure some extra protection from those pesky mal de ojos, these shops have the magia you need.

1. The Flowerchild Bruja

You know you’ve received some real tesoro when you open your delivery and see the holographic cellophane. Unmistakable and unique products are what make The Flowerchild Bruja’s shop un cielo de flores. Garden Smudge Sticks adorned with colorful flowers and loose herbs packaged in clear hearts make this online botanica a must-visit if you’re looking to manifest more love and beauty into your life.

2. Brooklyn Brujeria

No forlorn-looking saints and pale stricken Marys here! Brookyn Brujeria offers a fresh and modern take on the classic bruja necessity of novena candles. At $10 a candle, you can enhance the vibrations and style of your space without blowing all your chavo. With intentions like Boss Bitch and F*ck Outta Here, these ain’t your abuelitas’ novenas.

3. The Hoodwitch Store

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Thank you for all of your love & support to those who have been readers and customers of @thehoodwitch over the years. ♥️You know truly how hard I work and that this is my livelihood and culture. Visual art and magic ARE my life and practice. Not a peach flavored “turquoise” glitter drink. My magic is in my blood, my magic is in my ability to bring life to my visions, it is creation & destruction. Over the last 6 years, I have been so honored and lucky to be featured in some of the largest media publications internationally not limited to Instagram. This is bigger than that and the creative team for Starbucks knew that. I have personally worked on consulting large companies in their design concepts this work comes naturally to me. “So what’s the big fuss?” My personal style has become synonymous with the visual aesthetic of my brand. No, I absolutely did not “invent” the crystal balls nor acrylic nails but What I created was a space for myself along with other POC to feel represented and have visual imagery that was representative of us. The colorful candles of my local botanicas, my gold jewelry, and my long nails clutching my crystals are certainly not “new” but to see them presented in a manner that I shared visually in this space was. Katherine de Vos Devine @devosdevine is a lawyer and art historian who wrote a powerful and insightful look as to what exactly is happening with this situation and we are sharing it in our story today because more than anything she truly gives the full tea of the situation. I can strip away the crystal balls, the nail art, and delete all of my beautifully curated photos but I will always be me, I will always be my grandmother’s voices and wisdom. I will create, and I will always know my value and my worth. I trust and believe that my ancestors and my guides are looking after me. These giants may have the money to bully artists, creatives, and small business but we know the truth and absolutely must not allow it. As a small business owner, I appreciate you standing with us in this uphill journey and even if it goes nowhere, at the end of the day I can laugh to myself knowing that Starbucks made a drink inspired by HW 🔮

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If you’re in the market for an obsidian scrying mirror, unique tarot decks or nail polish for your mystic manos, then The Hoodwitch Store is your one-stop bruja shop. Be sure to also check out the Bruja Bookshop tab, where you’ll find vintage, one-of-a-kind libros to up your witchy wisdom. The shop offers some rare finds en español as well. However, make sure you stay up to date on the latest inventory. These goods sell out fast!

4. House of Intuition

If you live in LA, you’ve most likely heard of House of Intuition. With four brick and mortar stores throughout the area, plus an online shop, it’s probably a wise investment to grab one of their “Success” intention candles. Their beautifully colored novenas aren’t the only reason to check out the shop, though. Seriously, this casa is staked with everything from crystals skulls, cauldrons and wands to a line called “Hair Mystics” featuring crystal-infused hair mists. You’ll be glad your intuition led you here.  

5. Lunar Magic Shop

Lunar Magic Shop is the super affordable and super thoughtful shop with some of our favorite bruja apparel. You will for sure want to grab the “My Mom Will Hex You” tee for the little one in your life or the “I Am My Own Sacred Place” one for yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well secure the “Motherhood”and “Student” crystal kit bags. This small shop definitely has the whole family’s brujeria needs in mind.

6. Curandera Press

While this shop is currently taking a small hiatus, they will re-launch on August 1. This gives us time to save up for a big vela haul. We could all use some divine intervention with lazy lovers and bad hair days, right? With Curandera Press’ “No Mas Amante Perezoso” and “Good Hair Day” velas, your prayers are answered. We’re excited to see what intentions they roll out next.

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Crash Course On The Power of Candle Colors, Scents and Their Effects

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Crash Course On The Power of Candle Colors, Scents and Their Effects

Burning candles is a sign of divine life in the Mexican culture for the divine presence of God. Ancient Mexico Christians burned candles for prayer and funeral processions. They were also used for mass and liturgical march. Candles were used to show respect for the Blessed Sacrament and throughout prayer ceremonies.

Candles are burned to symbolize good faith, grace, and wisdom. They are lit during Sacrament of Baptism, Holy Communion, prayers, and funeral processions. They also represent the dedication for divine life. The light from candles in current catholic Mexican tradition also signifies Christ or the presence of the divine spirit. This is why Catholic churches burn candles in honor of Jesus.

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The color of a candle is a form of vibration that affects us on different levels. They also cause us to react to the subconscious energy of each color. Different colors of candles can attract various emotions. Some colors can promote peace, love, and harmony. While others attract love and relationships. This article is will help you understand the meaning of candle colors, scents, and their effect.

Effects of Candle Colors:

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Each color provides powerful effects that can help restore, improve, and promote positive energy. This, in turn, will allow you to understand the meanings of each color for linking individual energy towards positive conclusions.

White Candles: These candles help promote peace by destroying negative energy.

Purple Candles: Candles of this color promote wisdom and spiritual awareness.

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Lavender Candles: Lavender helps with healing and restoring peace.

Blue Candles: The color blue opens the lines of communication by encouraging happiness and forgiveness.

Green Candles: Green is known to promote luck and represents abundance.

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Rose Candles: Rose helps promote self-love, harmony, and friendship.

Yellow Candles: This color helps boost confidence and springs plans into action.

Orange Candles: This color focuses on stimulation, energy, and strength.

Red Candles: his is the color of passion, love and promotes courage.

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Black Candles: Black candles provide protection by absorbing and destroying negative energy.

Silver Candles: Silver is the color of feminine energy, psychic development, and removes unwanted energy.

Gold Candles: Gold is the color of solar energy and spiritual attainment.

The Healing Power of Candle Colors

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Each color plays an important role in our lives. Thus, they help protect your health and provides natural healing of common illnesses. This is why it is important to learn how colored candles can rejuvenate your health.

Violet candles help reduce allergies.

Rose candles help decrease anxiety.

Candles that are Green and Violet help protect you from catching a cold.

Orange, Indigo and Rose colored candles help you with depression.

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Blue candles help restore your sleep pattern by reducing insomnia.

Yellow candles help you with indigestion problems.

Blue candles help against fevers.

Candles that are blue or green help get rid of headaches

Colored Candles for Affirmations and Interventions

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Based on specific candle color meanings these can be used for the following affirmations and intentions:

Black or Green double action candles help promote good luck and wealth by removing negative energy away from you.

Red double action candles help people fall in love.

White or Black double action candles help increase spiritual energy.

Black outside and red inside reversible candles help you surround yourself with good spirits.

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Green colored 7 knob candles help you achieve success to win or land a new job.

White 7 knob candles promote peace in your home or at your workplace.

Red Adam and Eve candle help encourage passion to your relationship.

A Red witch candle will increase the power of affirmation by placing a piece of paper under the candle.

How Scents Can Improve Your Well-Being

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Scents can help do amazing things for our mind, body, and soul. They help relieve you from stress, anxiety, and headaches. Certain smells have a way of removing negative energy from our living space. Learn how the sense of smell can benefit your well-being.

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Lavender can help you relax, calm your minds and get a full night’s rest.

Pinedecreases anxiety and stress.

Citrus helps break your coffee addiction by increasing your energy and alertness.

Vanillastimulates happiness to help you relax.

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Pumpkinsparks excitement and male libido.

Peppermint increases brain activity by boosting concentration.

Jasmine can uplift your mood by reducing depressive thoughts.

Apple helps fight against migraines and control anxiety during stressful situations.

Olive is a natural appetite suppressant and improves the response of sugar in your blood.

How You Can Benefit by Burning Candles

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Burning candles can promote positive energy in any outdoor or indoor location to restore peace and harmony. They help fill our living space with scents and vibrational energy to create a relaxing atmosphere.

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Improves Ambiance and Atmosphere: Candle colors and scents can help you relax by removing stress and anxiety. This helps your brain focus and energize you to become more productive. Lavender candles can also help soothe your mind while eucalyptus candles help energize and improve mental focus. Likewise, lemon candles can relieve anxiety and depression that helps create a productive environment.

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Enhances romance and promotes celebration: Candles are the best way to enhance your like and improve your well-being. They create the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or to celebrate an anniversary. They also make a delightful way to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and graduations.

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Candles help decorate your living space: Candles come in a variety of colors and can enhance the interior design of your living space. They provide a calm and cozy atmosphere to surround your home with good spirits. Likewise, they help spark conversation around the dinner table or outside around your deck or patio. Citronella candles also help keep bugs away when congregating outdoors.

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Provides a pleasant, sweet fragrance: Candles help remove odd or icky odors that plague your home. Likewise, they provide a perfect option to cleverly add an enrich aroma to your living space. They can also improve your workplace to promote creativity and help you generate new ideas.

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Candles and scents help with remembrance: Our memory is strongly tied around our sense of smell. People often share past memories when they light candles and smell wonderful fragrances. Likewise, candles help remember loved ones who have left us. This is why you see tables in churches with candles or why some weddings include large candle sections.

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Candles are great for meditation and prayer: A great way to support your practice is by lighting candles. Likewise, staring at the flame burning on top of the candle is great for visualization exercises and manifestation techniques. Thus, this can help send your intentions out into the spiritual universe. This is why candles are perfect for prayer.

Candles help with self-expression: Everyone likes a particular fragrance. Our sense of smell is unique to each person. This is why we smell scents differently. A great way to personalize self-expression is by burning the scents you love. Likewise, it is important to only burn scents that you feel secure with an embrace. Just because someone else doesn’t like the same scents as you, that doesn’t make the scent bad. Thus, the scent makes you unique.

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