Sunday, December 31, 2017

How Will You Celebrate The New Year 2018 and The Full Moon?

With each New Year, we find ourselves with an opportunity to start over with a fresh new perspective, reset our personal goals as well as review the previous year and all of the events that had transpired. 

This year, we will begin the New Year on a Full Moon! That's a huge energetic and lunar push to jump-start the New Year on Monday, January 1st, 2018. The Full Moon is in Cancer during the time of Capricorn. 

What can we expect from this Full Moon on New Year's Day? 
We are transitioning from the fiery and airy 2017 into the flowing intuitive waters and grounded, sage earth energy of 2018. You may have already been feeling the effects of 2018 and are super-sensitive emotionally and are sponge-like picking up on everyone's feelings as well as your environment. Your intuitive abilities are and will continue to heighten. With the earthy energy of Capricorn, you are receiving wisdom from the higher, higher self. The higher, higher self resides in a more expanded and ascended realm of existence. This energy can and will blow your mind as you experience epiphany after epiphany this year.

Many people, myself included love to create ceremony during the time of the Full Moon and the New Year. This year, we are combining these two events into one. Below I have listed some rituals and suggestions that can assist you as you embrace this powerful lunar event as we move full steam ahead into the New Year.

Full Moon ~ New Year Suggestions For 2018:

1. Releasing Ceremony - Write down all of the things that you would like to leave behind in 2017.  Be sure to thank spirit for all of these challenges because they have made you stronger and wiser. Read them out loud and then release them. Next, you can burn or bury them and energetically leave them behind as you forge ahead. Buh Bye Felicia ;)

2. Write Down Your Intentions ~ Writing down your goals on paper helps to ground those intentions into the physical. You are using the 4 elements of creation as you do so ~ earth, water, air and fire. You have the idea (air), you feel the desire (water), you write down your intention on paper with a pen or pencil (earth) and then you bring in spirit and take action by being proactive as you set on your journey (fire). 

3. Water Magic ~ Since the Full Moon is in Cancer, why not do a little water magic? You can take a healing bath with sea salt, epson salt, Himalayan salt and the herbs and essential oils that correspond with your intention. Another activity would be charging up your drinking water by either placing crystals that can help you with your intention in your water. You may also write your intention on your water bottle. The water will take on the property of the words written on it. Be sure to check to make sure the herbs and crystals you select are non-toxic for the skin and ingesting in your water.

4. Surround Yourself with Positive and Goal-Oriented People - We are influenced by the people and the environments we place ourselves in, there is no way around it. Consciously make the effort spend your time with people who are happy, successful and who are loving life. This is an excellent way of raising your own vibration and keeping you focused on your future goals. Seeking out a mastermind group is also an excellent way of keeping your eye on the prize.

5. Know Your Limits - Over-committing ourselves is something many of us struggle with and is one of the number one reasons why we do not achieve most of our goals. Writing down your goals with a loosely structured timeline is a healthy and realistic way to work towards the intentions that you have set out for yourself. 

6. Take Personal Responsibility - When you make a mistake ~ own it! If you make poor decisions ~ own them! If you hurt another ~ own it! If you find yourself in a mess, take responsibility and don't blame others for your decisions, actions and or inaction. By taking responsibility for what we say and do, we understand that we are in control of our own lives and destinies. When we take control and ownership of our experiences, we have the power to change these experiences for the better. I would rather be at the helm of my own ship than giving up my free will to another to choose my destiny. 

7. Go On Vacation or A Staycation - Taking time off from work as well as the the day-to-day stresses of life is one of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves. Taking a break resets your mind, emotions and physical body. Schedule regular trips to places you haven't been before or hunker down at home, relax and do nothing. The break from the day-to-day grind often is all we need to get back on course with our goals.

8. Reward Yourself - Positive Reinforcement is an excellent way to reward yourself for all of the hard work and discipline you have put towards your goals. If we do not have some type of celebration as we cross the finish line, then where is the joy and recognition for our accomplishments. We will always have something to strive towards as long as we have a physical body, so you might as well treat yourself each and every time you meet your goals. You deserve it!

May 2018 bring each and every one of you ~ JOY ~ LOVE ~ LAUGHTER ~ EXCELLENT HEALTH ~ PEACE ~ SUCCESS

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Thursday, December 21, 2017

10 Really Cool Things To Do With Candles

I have been using candles to enhance my magical intentions for as long as I can remember. 
There is something so beautiful and magical about the ritual of gazing into the flame of a candle that has been charged, blessed and lit with the intention of moving and shifting energy in your life.

Here are my top 10 favorite candle activities:

  1. When I recognize that one of my chakras is out of balance, I often will burn the corresponding color of the chakra that needs a little TLC. Root - redSacral - orangeSolar Plexus - yellowHeart - green/pinkThroat - blue3rd eye - indigoCrown - white or gold.
  2. I love anointing my candles with oil to add a little extra oomph to my magic. The type of oil I use depends upon my intention. Ex. for peace - lavender or money - cinnamon. Be sure to research any oil before using it on any candle for safety purposes.
  3. When I feel the need to clear the energy in my home, office or personal space, I burn a black candle first to clear and absorb the negative influences and then I will burn a white candle to bring in the light and blessings.
  4. I love to inscribe my candles with either a toothpick, pencil or inscribing tool with my intention to bring in more of a personal touch to my magic.
  5. I utilize the phases of the moon to help me to either bring in or take away energy. During the time of the Full Moon to the New Moon we are taking away energy. From the New Moon up to the Full Moon we are bringing in energy. 
  6. I always make a point of keeping track of how long it takes to burn my candle. I will then use the timing to determine how long it may take to manifest my intention. For example - If it took 3 hours to burn, then it means my results may take either 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months to manifest in the physical.
  7. I often will use the flame as a divination tool by scrying into the flame and allowing the candle wax and flame to speak to me, guide me and teach me. I always read the wax during and after the candle has burned. You will often find that there are pictures, symbols or initials in the wax.
  8. When working in ceremony, I will use 5 different candles to represent the 5 elements and directions. Yellow in the east /air, Red in the south/fireBlue in the west/waterGreen in the north/earth and White in the center for spirit. The energy in the center is absolutely amazing and sacred. I suggest that everyone must give this activity a try!
  9. I infuse my Reiki energy into each and every candle I use. I add the Reiki symbols to my candles which adds that extra, extra oomph to them. If you have not yet received the Reiki II attunement, any power symbol would work such as an Ankh, the Star of David,  Pentagram or even a Heart can and will enhance your magic.
  10. I will invoke some non-physical helpers such as: archangels, masters of light or ancient deities such as Isis or Lakshmi to help bring in the energy to assist with my magic. There are many different resources that you can refer to help you coordinate the proper colors, aromas, herbs etc. to help align you with the energy of the light-being you would like to work with.
I prefer to work only with my own intentions. Often people will ask me to work a little magic for them. I am always careful to be sure free will boundaries are not crossed and that the intention is in alignment with the universal laws of morality and ethics. Never, ever, ever add someone to your magic without permission!!

Don't forget that a little candle magic does not take the place of being proactive in your life and taking the initiative to change your life where you know you are not happy or meeting your full potential. 

I love using candles as a focal point for my magic and the element of fire sure does gets the ball rolling!

Blessings and Light,

Laurie Barraco

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Do's and Don'ts During Mercury Retrograde

If you find yourself experiencing difficulty with getting projects started, communicating with others, and your electronics seem to be going haywire lately, it could be because Mercury is retrograde at this time. The planet Mercury went retrograde on July 26th, 2018, and we will feel the effects until August 19th, 2018. Many of us, myself included, have blamed Mercury for our mishaps when the planet goes retrograde. There are some suggested do's and don'ts that can help you survive Mercury retrograde during this potentially challenging time. Btw, there are some benefits during this time as well as you'll see below.

First, let's define what does Mercury retrograde mean? The planet Mercury rules communication, contracts, paperwork, travel, the mind/thoughts, and ideas. For about three weeks at a time, the planet goes, which can and often does cause confusion and a bit of chaos in our lives. When Mercury is retrograde, certain areas in our lives could benefit when we take some time to reflect and go within. However, there are also some things that it would be best to avoid doing.


  • Make important decisions
  • Sign contracts
  • Buy a car
  • Begin a new relationship
  • Take anything personally at this time


  • Take your time reading paperwork/contracts
  • Reflect on your past choices
  • Have back-up plans for travel
  • Repair your car
  • Re-color your hair
  • Review your financial situation
  • Give yourself and your space a good clearing
  • Release an unhealthy habit

What You Can Expect

  • Miscommunication - people may be misinterpreting  and or you may misinterpret other's words and intentions
  • Electronics are going haywire - computers, clocks, telephones, etc.
  • Batteries dying
  • Angry behavior
  • Mistakes
  • Getting lost, tardiness
  • Increased number of accidents
  • People from your past may make come back into your life

As you can see, there are benefits to the Mercury retrograde cycle. You are being presented the opportunity to stop and review your relationships, finances, and the decisions you have made. Your life doesn't have to be put on hold when Mercury is retrograde, and sometimes, we must sign contracts or have challenging conversations with others. My advice is to take your time and think before you speak, don't take anything personally, give yourself extra time to get to your destinations and have a few back-up plans in place.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Sunday, November 12, 2017

11 Feng Shui Tips To Attract Love

Feng Shui is the Eastern practice of working with chi or the cosmic life force energy along with your desired intention to create a specific environment in your home and or work environment. One of the most popular reasons people use Feng Shui is to either bring in love or spice up their romantic relationships. 

11 Feng Shui Tips To Attract Love 

  1. Burn pink, red and or white candles along with your intention. It is best to work with 2 candles at a time because we are working with relationships and traditionally a relationship is between 2 people. 
  2. Place rose quartz in your bedroom and or relationship corner. The relationship corner of your home/space is in the far right hand corner of the dwelling. Rose quartz is pure love and vibrates at a high frequency. It is best to work with 2 rose quartzes instead of 1 because we are working with pairs ~ you and a partner.
  3. Create room for your partner in your bedroom and make sure there is enough closet space for them to make themselves cozy in the same home.
  4. If at all possible, decorate your bedroom and relationship corner with pairs of objects. An example of this would be lamps, photos, end tables etc. 
  5. Make sure the photos in your bedroom are a representation of your vision of what a loving and balanced romantic relationship would look for you. Move the family photos that have children and parents into another part of your home. This one makes sense doesn't it? We wouldn't want them in this private area of our space would we? 
  6. De-clutter both the bedroom and relationship corner in your home so that the chi flows freely and effectively. Ideally we would not want to have clutter in any area of our home however, the bedroom tends to collect clutter with clothes etc. 
  7. Decorate your bedroom with inviting and warm colors with accents of reds, whites, greens and pinks and be sure to keep the bedding clean and crisp.
  8. Get rid of extra pillows and or stuffed animals on the bed. These objects are taking up space physically and energetically in your bed. Make room for your companion!
  9. Aromatherapy is a very effective approach to creating the ambiance of your choice. To bring romance and balance into your love life use oils such as; ylang ylang, jasmine, clary sage, geranium, rose, and cardamom. To keep your room smelling fantastic I suggest either using an oil diffuser or spraying a mist that has been blended for love. 
  10. Limit amount of mirrors that you have in your bedroom and if at all possible, get rid of all mirrors. Mirrors deflect energy and will cancel out all of the Feng Shui cures you have been implementing into your bedroom.
  11. Take all work and fitness activities out of the bedroom and into another place in your home. These activities are energetically a romance blocker. The goal is to have your bedroom feel calm and relaxing, not busy. 
All of these Feng Shui tips will help you to create the energetic foundation that is welcoming a healthy, harmonic, and loving relationship into your life. Don't forget to do your part by tending to what is going on within you so that you are emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually ready for your ideal relationship. It is important that we are the partner that we desire for ourselves. 

Much Luck and Love,
Laurie Barraco 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Find Out How To Reclaim Your Energy!

If you are like me, you lead a busy life and the signs of fatigue seem to creep up from time to time. These symptoms are usually warning signs that I am a quart or two low on energy aka life force energy. I typically begin to experience these symptoms after I have been over-doing it and haven't taken the time to slow down and recharge my batteries. Leaking energy and having low energy levels is a common occurrence for those who are people pleasers, healers, empaths, counselors, teachers, basically all of us who are natural givers and have a hard time saying no. 

What Are The Symptoms? 

  • Sluggishness ~ Normal every day activities are taking extra energy and extra long to accomplish.
  • Restlessness ~ Even though you are tired, you may have a hard time falling and staying asleep. The restlessness is probably due to being overly tired. This undoubtedly is an unhealthy cycle to be in wouldn't you agree?
  • Lack of Motivation ~ You struggle to get projects started and forget about even completing them.
  • Overly Emotional ~ Everything seems to set you into an instant emotional spiral going from happy, to sad, to angry and frustrated. You may even find yourself as being unusually sensitive.
  • Struggling To Complete Thoughts ~ Your mind races from subject to subject and you can't make up your mind about anything going back and forth and back and forth.
  • Low Immune System ~ You are constantly sick with the flu, colds, IBS, headaches, etc. and are struggling to stay healthy.
  • Short Temper/Zero Patience ~ Feeling as if everyone else is going in slow motion and everything is taking forever leaving you stagnant and stuck. You may be taking out your frustrations out on others.
  • Defensive ~ Taking everything personally and being defensive is a sign of exhaustion because you are already frustrated from a lack of energy and may not have the mental clarity to rationalize what other people's intentions truly are.
These are all symptoms of fatigue/low energy levels and when you are experiencing these side effects, it's really hard to function in your day to day life. If you allow these symptoms to go on for too long you will be completely miserable, cranky, toxic, and it can be a huge challenge to get back on track to where you want and should be. 

What Can We Do?

  • Self Awareness ~ Check in with your thoughts and emotions from time to time to see if you are showing and or experiencing any of the above symptoms. 
  • Set Boundaries ~ Know your limits of how much you can handle on your plate and get real honest with yourself. Learn how to say no to yourself and others without feeling guilty or explaining yourself to others. 
  • Energy Healing ~ Schedule a healing session with your massage therapist, and or your trusted energy/Reiki healer. 
  • Color Therapy/Wear Yellow ~ Yellow is the color of the sun, brings in happy feelings of joy, innocence, and reenergizes us simply by wearing and or surrounding ourselves with the color yellow. 
  • Listen to Your Favorite Music ~ Music not only soothes our soul, but it can also shift our mood instantly. If you need a little pick me up, turn on and turn up the tunes that get your energy moving and grooving. 
  • Yogic Breath of Fire ~ Breathwork brings oxygen into the system and helps refresh your mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Soak Up The Sun ~ If you close your eyes, open your arms, turn your face towards the sun, and take a deep breath, you'll instantly receive a boost of energy.
  • Crystal Therapy ~ Crystals such as; citrine, fire agate, amber, tiger's eye, and yellow obsidian will bring in that energizing energy of the sun.
  • Aromatherapy ~ Wearing, diffusing, and or inhaling oils such as; lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, orange, grapefruit, and lavender will jumpstart your motivation.
  • Solar Plexus Work ~ Leaking energy from your solar plexus is a common reason why you may be tired. There are many reasons why the solar plexus is leaking energy such as; emotional cording to others, little or no willpower, and low self-esteem are a few reasons as to why the solar plexus is compromised. Balancing this chakra through energy healing, Reiki, toning, aromatherapy and crystal therapy can help you reclaim your energy and stamina.
Exhaustion and low energy levels are something that everyone encounters in their lives from time to time. By paying attention to what's going on within ourselves, we can prevent burnout as well as the symptoms that are associated with fatigue. I'm sure that we all can agree, the symptoms that are a result low energy levels are not pleasant and are frustrating. You can reclaim your energy and your life simply by keeping an eye out for the tell-tale signs and keeping these tips I mentioned in mind before things get out of control :)

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

4 Must Have Crystals For Empaths

Empaths are energy-sensitive individuals that are highly affected and influenced by their environment. One of the best defenses that I have found as an empath has been wearing and or carrying gemstones that will keep my aura strong and help me to remain grounded and centered. 

Hematite - Hematite is very effective with grounding and protecting the individual. It soothes the emotions which keeps the user focused and in control.

Fluorite - Fluorite also stabilizes and protects the aura. It is extremely useful in deflecting electromagnetic smog and stress. Fluorite helps to create and keep healthy boundaries within relationships and overcoming drama. ​

Black Tourmaline - Repels and protects against negative influences and psychic attacks. Black tourmaline increases stamina and deflects negativity while one is engaged in highly emotionally-charged situations.

Citrine - Citrine is a powerful regenerator, empowering crystal that protects the aura. It also acts as a shield for the solar plexus. The solar plexus is the area that most empaths absorb the energy from their environment.

  • Carry in your pocket or in a bag with you
  • Wear as jewelry
  • Keep in a room where there is a lot of energy and traffic
  • On a picture of yourself, it will keep the energy flowing to you as long as is needed for distance healing and energy protection

Be sure to cleanse your crystal once a week with sage, sea salt or whatever method you use to clear your crystals. They will be more effective when they are cleared and charged. 

You can find any of these crystals at your favorite spiritual store. If you do not have a store nearby, you can also find these crystals @The Mystical Moon online store.

Blessings and Light,

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Are You Overstimulating Your 3rd Eye?

Developing your intuition is an important part of personal development. Intuition helps us trust our decisions, keep us safe, protected and keeps us aligned with our purpose here on planet Earth. A common issue many encounter as they are developing their third eye (intuitive center) is that they overstimulate their pineal gland and do not create a strong foundation for the energy to build upon. You can say that they are top heavy. The upper chakras are receiving a lot of attention through psychic development exercises.  It is equally as important for you to pay attention and stimulate your other 5 chakras: throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root.  The pineal gland becomes overstimulated and overactive as a result of these psychic development exercises. Before you know it, you begin to experience the 4 most common symptoms of an overstimulated pineal gland. If you are not aware of where the pineal gland is, it's located in the third eye center of the body. It helps us connect with other dimensions as well as our ability to predict the future and see psychic energy.

4 symptoms of An Overstimulated Pineal Gland
  1. Difficulty in concentrating, struggling to stay focused
  2. Headaches
  3. Blurred vision, pressure in the eyes, sensitivity to light
  4. Insomnia
What You Can Do To Calm An Overstimulated Pineal Gland
  • Rub a grounding oil on your third eye. Patchouli, peppermint, sandalwood, chamomile, frankincense and or blue tansy will bring relief.
  • Cover your third eye with either a hat, bandana and or a bindi.
  • Avoid fluoride!
  • Placing a crystal like tiger’s eye, hematite, amethyst, or fluorite on your third eye will help soothe an overstimulated pineal gland.
  • Schedule a Reiki, cranio sacral healing session.
  • Hugging a tree will help you ground the energy into the Earth.
  • Eat root foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, dark chocolate, and or protein.
  • Do some yoga or breath work exercises. This will move the chi through your energy centers.
  • Avoid crowds for a few days.
Each and every one of us has psychic gifts and these gifts vary from person to person. We do ourselves a disservice when we compare our growth to others. Some people have clairvoyant abilities from birth and some of us have to work at it a little harder. Your psychic abilities will increase as time goes on with practice and patience. Being impatient and trying to rush the process will only cause you to be out of balance and experience some of the symptoms I have mentioned above.
Take your time, enjoy the process and let go of your expectations of how and when you will be able to achieve your goals. Your gifts will be online when the time is perfect for you. Patience and trust are part of the development process.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Friday, August 18, 2017

Understanding The Spiritual Effects of A Solar Eclipse

Many of us are feeling the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. The
energy has been quite challenging for many and we here at both centers have been coaching many clients through their dark nights of the soul.  No matter how challenging life may be there is always, always a blessing waiting for you on the other side of each and every challenge. Sometimes the blessings are crystal clear immediately and sometimes the blessings are tucked in a corner or waiting for you a little further down the road. 

But wait...there's more!!! Not only are we experiencing the effects of the eclipse but the planet Mercury has gone retrograde which means we are also feeling the influences of Mercury when it is retrograde.  

Some of the common themes that are coming up for many are:
  1. Masks being taken off
  2. Hidden agendas are revealed
  3. A surge of anger coming to the surface
  4. Experiencing crazy dreams
  5. The need to separate oneself from drama 
  6. Our own shadow side is front and center
  7. Other people's shadow side is front and center
  8. Creativity is at an all-time high
  9. Communication is wonky on both parts
  10. Electronics are going haywire
  11. Accident incidents are increased
All that is coming to the surface is to help you align yourself with the path, people and opportunities that are for your highest and best good. Eclipses are catalysts for change and they pack quite an energetic punch. They get the ball rolling for us and the worst thing we can do for ourselves is to resist and try to go against the cosmic flow. 

There are some sweet benefits that come with the energies of the eclipse as well and I would highly suggest everyone take advantage of them. 

Please Do:
  • Plant those giant seeds, not just the small ones but the ginormous seeds that you have been a little leery of planting. This is big energy so it's either you go big or go home! I am going big during this time!
  • Dedicate more time and energy to your spiritual practice. Meditation, journaling, read books and or spend time with like-minded-conscious people.
  • Carry paired crystals such as moonstone and citrine or selenite and fire agate to embrace and enhance the solar and lunar aspects of the current energies that are influencing us. I would carry the moonstone and selenite on the left side for the lunar aspects and citrine and fire agate on the right side for the solar aspects. You can also create crystal grids with these crystals magnifying your intentions. 
  • Pay attention to the signs that spirit will be planting all around you. These signs may come in the form of animals, number sequences, songs on the radio or even through your dreams. Write down these signs in your journal. They will have meaning for you within the next few months.
Most importantly, try to not go into the place of fear or worry as things get stirred up for you. Remember all that occurs is for your benefit as a growing and evolving beautiful soul who is here to learn, share, grow and embrace the uniqueness of who you are. 

Blessings and Light,

Friday, July 14, 2017

5 Things That Can Block Your Psychic Abilities

When it comes to developing psychic abilities, most people are focused on what they can do to enhance their psychic abilities. However, many are doing things that in fact, are slowing down the process.  There are 5 things that can block psychic abilities that many people are unaware of. Simply by avoiding these 5 things, you will naturally become more psychic.

5 Things That Can Block Your Psychic Abilities

1. Ingesting toxic substances such as; cigarettes, coffee, drugs, alcohol, and sugar. These substances are often abused by people. Even if you use these substances in moderation you are walking a fine line between unhealthy habits and overindulgent behavior.
When we give into addiction, we are allowing negative emotional attachments to possibly attach to our auric field causing us to leak energy and lower our vibrations. Never, ever go into an altered state for a reading, meditation, and or healing under the influence of mind altering substances!!
2. Participating in drama and gossip lowers our vibrations. When we are talk about others in a negative way, we are harming the soul of another. This is a lower consciousness activity. By directing hurtful words towards another, we are moving away from raising our consciousness by participating in words and emotions that have lower thoughtforms attached to them. Walk away from drama and gossip, STAT!
Did you know that you do not have to be in the same room to hurt another soul? Words are energy, emotions are energy. They have the same effect as being in the same room versus being in a different place than we are. The results are the same.
3. Allowing the negative ego to get out of control will most certainly stop your progression as a budding intuitive. I am talking about using your psychic abilities unethically such as; spying on others – a definite NO NO, trying to use your gift to influence others out of your need for control, and trying to one-up others by showing off your psychic abilities.
4. Not creating a safe and protected working environment for your spiritual practices such as meditation, readings, and healings. If we do not clear and keep ourselves and spaces energetically clean we can leave the door open for unwanted energy to come in.
5. Not setting boundaries and knowing your limitations is always a dangerous thing! Doing any psychic work when you are sick, tired or in a really unhealthy emotional place is going to shut down your psychic abilities instantly. It is important for us to take our psychic temperature each and every time we intend to open up ourselves psychically and be honest with ourselves and our limitations.
Developing your psychic abilities is fun, useful, important, and a gift for each and every one of us. If you do not know where to begin, please do seek out a teacher and or mentor through researching your area or requesting a referral from a trusted acquaintance.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What Does The Candle You Select Tell You About Yourself?

Select the candle that you feel most drawn to and then proceed on to read the meaning below to find out what this candle tells you about yourself.

1. Blue - Truth, honesty, and open communication are a high priority for you.  Motivating others through writing and or communicating one on one is one of your life purposes and will bring you true personal fulfillment. Your throat chakra is an excellent indicator as to whether you are in your creative personal expression or not. If you find yourself coughing, experiencing a scratchy throat, feeling the need to clear your throat, or even losing your voice, you can most certainly be sure that you are not speaking your truth. The challenge for you would be to know when you are over communicating and sharing too much with others. Some people may not be ready to hear nor want to hear what you have to say. Check in with your higher self to see if the information is appropriate that you seek to share. You will benefit immensely with a daily journaling practice.

2. Red - You are a very passionate person who loves to be in love and are a romantic at heart. Family and relationships are very important to you. You have a very loving and giving heart and are uneasy when there is dishamony in your personal relationships. Keeping your environment free of clutter is a must for you! You do not do well when things are out of order. Be cautious of your spending habits. You can manifest money pretty well, however you are also very good at spending it. Splurging once in a while within reason will continue to keep that flow growing and going.

3. Yellow - You are an empath without a doubt and probably have been one all of your life. Empaths are individuals that are sensitive to the feelings and energies in their environments. Trusting your gut instincts are a must and they are always correct. You may have an uneasy feeling about a person, place or thing at times and you may not be able to place your finger on what is off. What is most important is that you keep your eyes and ears open to your surroundings and not take things at face value. You also possess a very strong will and drive. When you have your sights set on a goal there really is no turning back. The caution for you is be careful with your natural ability to influence others. It can turn into a self serving practice. Motivating others if they request your assistance is lovely but trying to do so without permission is unhealthy. A tip for you would be to focus on one major goal at a time. Too many irons in the fire could delay your end result.

I suggest burning a candle the color you selected to embrace the positive energies of that candle. 

Blessings and Light,

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bring In Abundance with These 8 Feng Shui Tips

Feng Shui is a Chinese system of harmonizing the environment by balancing the elements to create a specific ambiance, clear negative energy and or bring in positive energy. These 8 Feng Shui tips can help you to not only bring in waves of prosperity, but they will help you to  keep your abundance flowing and growing.

 Feng Shui Prosperity Tips
  1.  On a small piece of paper write the number 8 on it. Place the paper in your wallet. 8's also represent the infinity sign. When you place the infinity sign in your wallet, you are creating a flow that goes from you and to you. The money that goes out, will come back in to you.
  2.  Place a citrine crystal in the money corner of your room, home or business. The money corner is the furthest corner to the left in your room, home or business.
  3. Repair any leaky faucets in your space. Leaks often represent the money that is leaking from your wallet or bank account.
  4. Get rid of the clutter! Clutter creates stagnancy in your space and prevents the flow of abundance from moving throughout your space.
  5. Bring in a few plants into your home and or workspace. Living plants represent a growing and thriving environment.
  6. Place a water foundation in your abundance corner. The constant movement of water keeps the energy flowing and moving.
  7. Put a money frog by our front door facing inwards. By placing your money frog facing inward, you are inviting the money into your life. If he faces outwards, he will keep the money going out the door.
  8. Purchase 3 goldfish; 2 orange and one black. The orange fish will bring wealth to you and the black one will absorb the negativity that may be preventing you from being abundant.

These Feng Shui tips are meant to help you recognize and shift the energy in your environment. Give them each a try one at a time to see which method works best for you. It's also a good idea to switch up the energy in your space on a regular basis if you should experience a little stagnancy in your finances. 

Feel free to share your experiences and feedback after trying a few of these Feng Shui tips.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

5 Tips For Budding Psychics

Lately it seems more and more people are looking for opportunities to embrace their psychic gifts and have begun using these gifts to assist others as professional psychics and spiritual counselors. The demand for alternative counseling and healing is higher than ever. This is awesome news for those who have decided to take a leap of faith and pursue careers as a spiritual advisor.

As a professional spiritual advisor/teacher for over 16 years and the founder of The Mystical Moon,  you could say that I am a pretty seasoned advisor and have learned a few things over the years. Assisting and holding space for another's journey, healing and growth is a sacred and beautiful gift. However, there are a few things that you may not learn about through training in this field. I'd love to share some of the tips that I share with my students and with those whom I mentor.

5 Tips For Budding Psychics

1. Practice Makes Perfect - The more you work with others, the more confident you will become with how the information comes to you as well as deciphering your own psychic language. When I first started out, I practiced on friends and family and then participated in apprentice psychic faires. The experience you gain from practice is priceless! You will find out which clients you would like to work with as well as which environment you feel most comfortable in. It may be in an office, over the phone and or working psychic faires and expos. Practice and experience will help you find your professional niche.

2. Don't Compare Yourself With Other Readers/Healers - Everyone has psychic abilities. The way we receive this information is different for each and every person. For some they see pictures and movies, for others they see auras, and for some they may see those who have crossed over. Embrace your own unique psychic gifts and run with them! Appreciating another's gifts without judging or doubting your own is a telltale sign that you are confident in your own abilities and that your negative ego is under control. By comparing yourself with another, you are setting yourself up for failure. You have your gifts and have worked very hard on them, now it's time to share them with the world.

3. Keep Healthy Boundaries With Clients - This is a huge challenge for most professionals and it is the area where if you don't keep healthy boundaries with clients that it will get you into trouble. What do I mean by trouble? You may get phone calls at all hours, you can become emotionally corded, you may take on their energy and or you may be taken advantage of financially. These are just a few of things that can happen when we do not set parameters with clients. I keep a professional relationship with my clients and have a strict policy that we do not have an outside of the office relationship. I do not answer emails or phone calls outside of business hours. These are just some examples and suggestions and they may vary for the individual. I strongly suggest keeping doctor/patient confidentiality and professionalism with all of your clients.

4. There Are Some Clients That You May Not Be To Read - This is a challenging one that many struggle with and do not realize that not all people are able to be read by you or anyone. There are many reasons for this such as; you aren't able to make a connection with them, you may be tired or they may be tired, it's not for their highest and best good for you to read them and or your guides may be protecting you from their energy. If within the first 5 minutes of a session you are unable to make a connection, it is always best to end the session. Many people do not realize or know this,  but it is more harmful to keep going when the energy and information isn't flowing. One of the dangers is that you may begin to doubt yourself because you are unable to make a connection. There are some situations where you are not supposed to read that person and that is totally ok. If you end a session within the first 5 minutes, do not charge the person and either schedule a future session or refer them to someone else.

5. Take Time For Yourself And Know Your Limits - Psychic work is and can be draining. You are working with people who are experiencing tragedy, pain, guilt, and heartache. This can be emotionally and energetically draining if you do not keep healthy boundaries and if you do not take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself means getting massages, taking time off, going for nature walks, eating healthy and learning how to detach from your sessions. Know your limits;  how many sessions you can do in a day, week, month, etc. Overworking yourself can and will lead to burnout, exhaustion, a compromised immune system and not being able to make a clear connection with your higher guidance. Many worry that if they say no to clients that the clients will go to another practitioner. Could this happen? Well, it sure could but there are many people seeking help. There is more than enough to go around. Compromising your mental and physical well-being is not worth it.  Taking care of yourself should be your number one priority.

By following these 5 suggestions, you will be able to enjoy doing exactly what you love doing and you will be able to enjoy a long and prosperous career.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Friday, March 10, 2017

What Is Your Strongest Psychic Gift? Find Out By Selecting One Of These Crystals

Do you know which psychic ability of the 4 main psychic senses is your strongest? Learn more about your own natural psychic abilities by selecting the crystal that calls to you. Each crystal helps enhance the corresponding "clair" when the user carries or wears it.

Take a moment to center yourself and then ask your Higher Self which of the following crystals will help enhance your intuitive abilities. 

1. Clairvoyance/Lapis Lazuli - People that are clairvoyant are able to see psychic energy whether it be through pictures, movies, and or colors. Place your crystal on your 3rd eye to enhance your gift of clairvoyance.

2. Clairaudience/Labradorite - Clairaudience is the ability to hear psychically. You may hear messages, songs and all sorts of different sounds. If at all possible, wear selenite earrings or place a piece of selenite on the throat area while lying down to help fine tune your clairaudient abilities.

3. Claircognizance/Amethyst - With this ability you simply "know" things without trying to focus on the situation at hand. Information flows through the Higher Self and heart chakra effortlessly. Placing an amethyst crystal on your heart chakra will help bring out your claircognizant abilities.

4. Clairsentience/Rose Quartz - If you possess this ability, you are able to feel the energy of people and places that you interact with. Many empaths possess this psychic gift. Place a rose quartz on your solar plexus/stomach area to build your clairsentience abilities. This activity will help prevent you from absorbing the energetic influences that you are feeling.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco 

Laurie Barraco is the owner of The Mystical Moon as well as a published author, professional intuitive business coach and spiritual guide and counselor.