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Monthly Insight

BY LYNN PRITCHARD | JULY 1, 2024

July holds great significance for various cultural and religious observances. On July 2, 1776, Congress voted to declare Independence Day, and on July 4th, delegates from 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, marking a pivotal moment in American history.

Lughnassadh, a Wiccan festival, starts on July 31st and symbolizes the

commencement of the harvest season. This observance is deeply rooted in naturean agricultural traditions.

On July 21, 2024, Asalha Puja, also known as Dharma Day, is celebrated by

Theravada Buddhists. It commemorates the occasion when Buddha delivered his first sermon, emphasizing the four noble truths. This day holds immense

significance in Buddhist culture.

July is an opportune time for vacations and retreats. It is characterized by an enjoyable atmosphere and hosts important holidays across various traditions. For those seeking profound spiritual experiences, the month of July presents an ideal opportunity for a retreat focused on independence, truths, and rebirth. Our upcoming retreat is scheduled from July 19th to the 21st.

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Spiritual Uplifts Magical Moon for June

BY KIM HASTINGS | JULY 1, 2024

July’s full moon goes by many names to signify the many changes in nature during this time. The most

popular name is the Buck Moon, so named for the time of year when male deer, “bucks,” shed their

antlers. Alternatively, the Haida and Tlingit American Indians in Alaska refer to this moon as the

“Salmon Moon” to mark the time the salmon start to migrate upriver. The Ojibwe tribe call it the

“Blueberry Moon”, and the Cherokee Nation refer to it as the “Ripe Corn Moon.”

 

New Moon July 5th 6:57 P.M. EDT

First Quarter: July 13th 6:49 P.M. EDT

Full Moon: July 21st 6:17 A.M. EDT

Last Quarter: July 27th 10:52 P.M. EDT

 

FULL MOON RITUAL FOR RELEASE AND REFLECTION

 

The buck moon is so named because it is the time of year that male deer shed their antlers to grow

anew. This ritual will help you release any patterns no longer servicing you, allowing you to manifest a

better version of yourself.

 

You will need the following:

 

2 white candles; Spiritual Uplifts Cleansing Candle, Juniper Sage, Purification or Bridgid oil;

Dumortierite in Quartz or Nimbus Quartz crystal (for best results, use a newly purchased crystal);

 

Sea Salt, rose petals and yarrow leaf; Pen, paper and burning bowl.

 

First, clear your space with the juniper sage to invite protective energy and positive influences. Set

up your altar by placing your Cleansing Candle in the middle, with a white candle to the left and the

other to the right. The cleansing candle will help you release and place your chosen crystal in the left

corner of your altar. Dumortierite in Quartz is a powerful stone to help you release self-destructive

behaviors and thoughts while enhancing your emotional strength. Nimbus Quartz is a stone of

cleansing, purification and healing that increases our sense of stability and security.

Next, light your candles, then take your pen and paper and write down what you want to release

during this ritual. It could be a relationship, self-destructive thoughts or patterns that are holding you

back. Once you have your list, review it and think about the lessons you have learned and how

releasing them will help you evolve. When you are ready, place them in your fire-proof dish and light.

As they burn, take deep breaths in and out. As you breathe in, imagine you are bringing in everything

you need to bring you closer to your goals. As you exhale, picture releasing all the things standing in

your way. Once the paper burns and the ash cools, bury it outside to seal your ritual.

Whenever you do releasing work, you want to complete it with a

cleansing bath. When you are ready, fill your tub with warm water, then

add your purification or Bridgid oil. These oils help cleanse any

remaining energies you released during your ritual. Add sea salt, rose

petals and yarrow leaf. Yarrow leaf not only cleanses but brings

protection and balance. After your bath, apply your oil and carry your

crystal with you to continue the energies.

Spiritual Uplifts Monthly Study

BY AMANDA DUBLO | July 1, 2024

Book – Amulets and Talismans for Beginners by Richard Webster. Saint Christopher medals,

ankhs, birthstones, four-leaf clovers―all are examples of magical objects used for protection

or to attract good luck. This introductory guidebook tells you everything you need to know

to make or find talismans, amulets, and charms, and use them to improve your life. Author

Richard Webster shows you how to create, charge, purify, and empower your own personal

magical objects for a variety of purposes, from attracting love to attaining wealth. With

protective amulets from around the world and a dictionary of lucky charms, this easy-to-use

book is designed so even absolute beginners can achieve success with their own magical

objects.

Herb – High John Root: Carry in a red bag to draw love, good health, success, happiness,

power, fast money and good fortune in gambling. inside mojo bags for protection, victory,

empowerment, good-luck, love, and protection from evil spirits. Its spirit embodies the

essence of success, luck, strength, and justice, serving as a formidable ally in overcoming

life's hurdles. Carrying this potent root in a mojo bag is believed to bestow its bearer with

the ability to conquer obstacles, attract luck in love and money, and infuse rituals with an

extra dose of power, making it an indispensable tool for those navigating the realms of

magic and beyond.

Crystal – Herkimer Diamond: This beautiful crystal promotes creativity, telepathy, and

clairvoyance. It has the ability to attune people and link them together when they’re apart

(each person holding onto one). Good for radioactive pollution.

Oil – Third Eye Oil: This oil features Palo Santo Wood and Amethyst Chips with

a citrus top note and a base note of Sandalwood. It is formulated to promote

intuition and insight. Chakra Oils are blended to enhance the unique energetic

vibration of each of the seven chakra centers. Dried herbs and gemstone chips

infuse each Chakra Oil with additional vibrational qualities that support chakra

balancing and alignment.

Precautions: This oil can be used to scent your home, car, or body and/or used in lockets, bracelets,

diffusers, and aroma lamps. External use only. Do not ingest. Keep away from children and finished

surfaces.

 

All Spiritual Uplifts Essential oils and herbs are certified organic.

All crystals are handpicked and purchased by licensed vendors.

Spiritual Uplifts Monthly Grid

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Crystal Grid for

 

WITCH’S DAY: CELEBRATING MAGIC, RITUALS, LIFE AND LIFE PATHS

BY AMANDA DUBLO | July 1, 2024

Step 1: Begin by setting intentions of connecting with your higher consciousness through meditation.

Step 2: Burn sage or Palo Santo to cleanse the energy in your space.

Step 3: Place a crystal generator of your choice in the center of your grid. Light colored crystals like

Clear Quartz are preferred.

Step 4: Using a cloth or wood grid, create two diagonal lines forming a “X” around the generator

using the crystals of your choosing from below.

Amethyst: This crystal is known largely for its properties associated with divination, insight, and the

Third Eye Chakra. It is believed that Amethyst cleanses the soul and helps you obtain a greater

spiritual connection with the divine. Many use this stone in their meditation practices, keep one with

their tarot decks and work with to enhance their intuition.

Citrine: This “Stone of Success” promotes abundance, prosperity, and good luck. It is a wonderful

manifestation stone that also balances and aligns the Solar Plexus Chakra. Citrine can both cleanse

and energize the body and mind. Work with this stone to stimulate confidence, clear-mindedness, and

the energy with which to pursue your goals.

Clear Quartz: Clear Quartz is a universal crystal that is easily programmable and can be used for

many different purposes. It is an amplifying stone that can make anything it touches more powerful.

Clear Quartz has many functions including: purification, healing, memory and activating psychic

abilities.

Green Aventurine: This crystal is known to enhance abundance, positivity, leadership, confidence,

and joy. Green Aventurine is associated with love and the Heart Chakra, it is a great heart-healer that

increases empathy and appreciation.

Rose Quartz: This crystal gives off pleasant feminine energy. It helps alleviate depression, stress, and

strife in professional or personal relationships. Work with Rose Quartz to attract love into one’s life

and enhance psychic abilities towards divination.

Selenite: Selenite is one of the most popular crystals. It brings clarity and revived energy into your life

while clearing out negative energies. Selenite has the ability to cleanse and charge other crystals, it is

naturally cleansing and can prevent negative energies from entering your space. Selenite is also

associated with the moon and the Greek goddess Selene.

 

Step 5: Speak out loud your intentions to activate your grid.

Numerology

BY KIMBERLY HASTINGS | JULY 1, 2024

numerology

July 2024, has an interesting mix of numbers.

 

First, July is a 6 Universal Month, which shifts our focus from ourselves to others, specifically to matters of the home and family. For most of us, our home is not only where we find peace and security, but where our primary life duties lie. Our most significant connections tend to be with those we consider our family. This month, the focus will be on those personal connections, whether that be our intimate relationships, friendships, or family. If there are unresolved issues plaguing any of your personal connections, they will be more prominent this month, pushing you towards a resolution. This is where the 7 energy comes into play, as July is the seventh month of the year. The 7 is all about introspection and internal growth. Therefore, do not ignore this opportunity, as strife in our personal life can affect other areas of our lives. Embrace the opportunity to resolve any issues, whether that allows you to heal and move forward or end things amicably. If you choose to end a situation, take time to reflect on what the lesson was and how that can help you in the future. Another lesson this month is learning to balance your responsibilities with your personal needs. All too often, we put the needs of others above our own for fear of being viewed as selfish. If you are constantly putting a specific person’s needs above your own, you are doing more harm than good, as they are not learning the lessons they need for their personal growth. It is admirable to put other first, but constantly putting yourself on the back burner not only stunts your growth, but inhibits your ability to be of service for others.

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