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Amber

Amber

Amber

Liquid Sunshine

Amber is one of the world’s oldest & most coveted treasures, a “Gold of the Sea” preserved by time & washed upon the shores for humanity.

Physical

  • Absorbs pain.
  • Increases physical vitality & energy levels.
  • Stimulates the digestive system & treats disorders associated with the stomach.
  • Is often used on teething infants to alleviate pain.

Emotional | Spiritual

  • Helps combat depression, anxiety & other challenging emotions.
  • Strengthen & improve all types of relationships.
  • Stimulates the intellect as well as creativity.

Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius | Solar Plexus Chakra

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Chakra Healing

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or disk. This term refers to the wheels of healing energy throughout the body. Seven main chakras align along the spine, starting from the spine’s base to the crown of the head. The spheres run along the spine but extend through & past the front, back & both sides of your body. Chakras are a spinning vortex of energy not seen by the human eye but felt & sensed with intuition. This invisible healing energy is a vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy & alive. Each chakra is associated with specific colors & crystals & governs different aspects of human emotion & behavior. Using gemstones with the chakras can have a tremendous healing effect.

Crown Chakra

Our Crown Chakra governs wisdom, knowledge & spiritual consciousness. It is our spiritual identity, the way we perceive everything, the seen & the unseen. When our Crown Chakra is healthy, we feel open-minded, curious, intelligent as well as connected to everything.
Amethyst
Lepidolite
Clear Quartz
Selenite

Third Eye Chakra

Our Third Eye Chakra governs our intuition, imagination & psychic abilities. It is our archetypal identity, the way we perceive ourselves symbolically. When our Third Eye Chakra is healthy, we feel perceptive and have a good memory while also thinking in increasingly sophisticated ways. We have big dreams, goals while being capable of honest self-reflection.
Iolite
Moonstone
Angelite
Lapis Lazuli

Throat Chakra

Our Throat Chakra governs communication, creativity & our narrative history. It is our creative identity, the way we express ourselves as well as our ideas. When our Throat Chakra is healthy, we feel that other people understand & hear us. We can also hear & empathize with others.
Amazonite
Blue Goldstone
Blue Kyanite
Sodalite

Heart Chakra

Our Heart Chakra governs the energies of love, kindness & expansion. It is our social identity, the way we perceive ourselves & our relationship with the rest of the world. When our Heart Chakra is healthy, we feel compassionate, peaceful & balanced. We are generous towards others as well as to ourselves.
Ruby in Fuchsite
Garnet
Malachite
Rose Quartz

Solar Plexus

Our Solar Plexus Chakra governs our self-confidence, a sense of purpose & luck. It is our ego identity, how we view ourselves as a person & how we react to our responsibilities as well as any changes in our life. When our Solar Plexus Chakra is healthy, we feel empowered, resilient & playful.
Citrine
Bumble Bee Jasper
Gold Tiger’s Eye
Yellow Obsidian

Sacral Chakra

Our Sacral Chakra governs our emotions, sexuality as well as sense of pleasure. It is our emotional identity, the ups & downs we feel daily. When our Sacral Chakra is healthy, we feel happy & peaceful. We are also able to be fully engaged in the present moment.
Carnelian
Goldstone
Tangerine Aura Quartz
Sunstone

Root Chakra

Our Root Chakra governs our physical health, sense of security as well as financial prosperity. It is our physical identity, the way we view our bodies, and our right to exist with our basic needs. When our Root Chakra is healthy, we feel grounded, secure & comfortable. We define our boundaries & know that we are where we are supposed to be.
Black Tourmaline
Red Tiger’s Eye
Smoky Quartz
Brecciated Jasper

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Crystal Cleansing

Cleansing a new crystal is important for many reasons. Even though The Twigs Girls cleanse each stone upon arrival, they do get touched throughout the day & various energies and emotions are left on them. Cleansing your new stone gives it a fresh new start with only your energy & intent poured into it.

Sun Light: The sun burns off old energy & fills your crystal with vibrancy & light. Place your crystals under the sun’s warm light for a few hours. But, be careful as the sun can damage or discolor some crystals.

Moon Light: When the moon is at its brightest, bathing your crystals under it restores them to their brightest form. Under the full moon, place your crystals outside for a few hours or overnight to refresh them.

Sage Smoke: The smoke created when burning sage carries away any negative energy stored in crystals. Immerse your crystal in the smoke of the burning sage for a few seconds or until you feel the negative energy is gone.

Moon Water: Water charged under the full moon’s light washes away, unwanted energy from your crystals. Use a drop or two of charged moon water & rub onto your crystal. Be careful not to submerge as some gems are too fragile for long periods in water.

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Thursday♥

Thursday

Thursday influences expansion, money, prosperity & generosity.
It’s power color just so happens to be green.
The color of abundance, attraction, business, growth, luck, money & success.
Always remember to set your Thursdays intent towards abundance for yourself & to be mindful of spreading that luck to others.

Thursday
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The Seven of Cups

seven of cups

The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape & pointy horns.
He comes as everything you’ve ever asked for.

The Seven of Cups suggests that those pretty images in your mind must be dealt with. You can no longer leave them in the clouds of your dreams; they must be dealt with in the world of reality. She warns you to be careful of wishful thinking & pleasing illusions in the choices you’re facing. This Gypsy is a dreamer who can see beauty & excitement as well as fearful trials to come. She urges you to stop being so caught up in your fantasies; you might never be able to move forward or decide if those dreams are worth making into a reality.

Therefore, The Seven of Cups knows dreaming is a beautiful thing & can provide inspiration for action. She also knows you must abandon your ‘castle in the sky,’ fall from the soft comfort of the sky & either lay bricks to build those castles in the real world, or if you must set those pretty floating castles on fire. Even if you are paralyzed by the choice or fearful of the road to come after you pick your path, a decision must be made. Remember, not all things are as they appear to be; move with caution.

The risk of illusion runs high with the Seven of Cups. Make sure you are taking steps to protect yourself against hazy fantasy like thinking or everlasting daydreams. She screams at you to avoid intoxication & escapism. Once you try to enact your tempting fantasies, you leave yourself open to inevitable disappointment. You’ll soon realize that vision does not work as it did in Wonderland.

The Seven of Cups may also be a wishful card. After a long stroll in the desert, you suddenly stumble upon this incredible vision. Laying at your feet are seven beautiful cups filled with sparkling crystals representing wealth, beauty, success & options to choose from. Is it an illusion? Which cup should you take? Can you walk away carrying them all? Will the weight of all seven keep you from returning from your journey? Not every cup may be filled with a positive result; a hidden snake may be curled up inside the prettiest of cups. These cups can be a mixed blessing. So, dear one, be careful what you wish for.

Temptations linger inside, making you vulnerable to being seduced by the one cup containing the poisonous snake of jealousy & cunning. Being a card from the Suit of Cups, the temptation is likely to be sexual or emotional in nature- things that seem innocent & pleasurable at the time. More times than not the vast majority of cases, the pleasure gained temporarily is far outweighed by the lasting consequences.

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Our Passion for Purple♥

Purple ♥

Purple

“All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.
When you look at it, it’s looking back at you.”

If you’re anything like the Twigs’ girls, the color purple is an adored & important color to have in your life & environment.

Purple is broadly associated with mystery, creativity, peace & calm, magic, spirituality, protection, dignity, wisdom, ambition, sensitivity, imagination, gracefulness, and nurturing feminine energy, and that’s just a start.  It’s no wonder that we hold our purple close to our hearts in times of confusion, stress & sadness.

Purple serves as diverse a crowd and offers its energy from several standpoints when it comes to stones & crystals. Considering that purple is made from mixing cool blues with fiery reds, it makes sense that this intriguing color can offer us calmness & an influx of positive energy all at once.

Amethyst, for instance, is the ultimate stone of calm and clarity.  While amethyst promotes encouragement and protection, it is fundamentally a stone of spiritual solace. Those who suffer from addictions (far & wide) and those who struggle with anxiousness or insomnia are prompted to cling to amethyst for more than just its relieving abilities – but for its abilities to delve deeper into the root of the problem. What is making me anxious? Why are our minds so active that we can’t shut them off at night? This gorgeous purple stone aids in seeking the answers from within ourselves, exactly where they lie.
*Interesting tidbit* Amethyst, Charoite, & Lepidolite are all purple stones and are all used in conditions relating to sleep, insomnia, and night terrors.

Getting deeper into purple’s spiritual side, it’s pretty important to mention the Third Eye & Crown Chakras. The auric color of these chakras is most commonly represented as purple or indigo. But why? We all know that each chakra has its own auric color association – but the association with these cool colors being connected to the third eye & crown chakras is important. These chakras, more than any other, are related to our spiritual being rather than physical. To unblock & open your third eye & crown chakras is to open yourself up to higher living levels. Not in having more money, friends, or things, but a genuine understanding of your purpose and happiness in it. Spiritual solace is draped in purple of varying shades.

Purple is a rare occurrence in nature – take time to stop and admire the wildflowers and smell the lavender that grows up from the dirt because they are few & far between. If there isn’t already, make sure to bring something purple into your home. A crystal, blanket, pictures, book, anything really, that you can connect with and spend a moment being open with yourself. They say that things only have power if we believe in them, and I firmly believe in the power of purple. I keep it with me almost all of the time.

One moment in the Twigs’ homes & you’ll immediately see the importance of purple in our lives. It’s a calm, happy color that we need after living through stressful days. We use it to relax and reconnect after being surrounded by the strong red & orange energies which inherently surround us.
How does purple make you feel?
Are you drawn to it?
Is it just not your jam?
We would love to hear your thoughts on this!

Thanks for reading our brief rundown of our favorite color (next to black, of course) !

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Magical World of Incense

Incense is used for several reasons. Burn it to promote magical workings, mask an unpleasant smell you can’t find in the house, or use it simply because you enjoy the lavish smell it gives off.
Certain incense help daily tasks move smoother. I find myself reaching for vanilla during the day as I  work on new creations or when deep in writing. It gives me a calm & focused mind to stay on task.
Incense will enhance certain feelings. When the sun sets, the smell of Dragon’s Blood or  Black Crystal soaks my skin. These two incense give me a feeling of mystery & witchy vibes. The blanket of stars sets the mood while the enchanting smoke from Dragon’s Blood or Black Crystal seal in the unknown magical surprises night offers.

I hope this gives a little insight into incense’s magical world, as it has a 70’s hippie reputation. There is so much more to it than that, & not just a means to hide that weed stench you’re dying to hide. 😉

Use this list to help guide you to the right incense for the purpose you seek.

Coconut. Use this incense when you need a little mental balance, a dash of courage, or when feel your intuition might need a boost.

You might want to grab the Patchouli incense when you want to attract something or someone to you. It is wonderful when inducing a bit of creativity, grounding, & prosperity. Patchouli is known for sexual energy. Use it when you intend to attract some love, passion, or sensuality. Bring the vixen or fox out in yourself with this sexy scent.

Sandalwood is a very popular incense! But, did you know you can use it to bring awareness, balance & concentration to your environment? Sandalwood calms your environment.  Use when banishing unwanted energies & the area or tool needs purifications. It helps to remove negativity & protects the area giving a sense of well-being.

White Sage is another well-known incense in the witchy world. Burning the herb in a bundle style is the most well-known use. I love the scent the burnt herb gives off. If you ask my mother, she will disagree, finding it unappealing. White Sage incense is definitely different. It gives off a sweeter smell & for the vast population, more pleasant than that of the herb.  
Use either form when you need grounding. It is ideal for any magical workings. Bring protection, purification & comfort into your environment. Clear the mind while insight will creep in as the smoke swirls around the room.

Lavender is well-known. Using it as an incense promotes the known stress & anxiety properties, many people seek. This lavender smoke brings clarity, general healing, & a kind sensitivity. Light a stick as you are getting ready for bed to promote restful sleep. All the wonderful things you’ve heard about the essential oil or herb will translate into the use of an incense stick.

Rose. Ah, the romantic rose. All things love surround this beautiful flower, & for a good reason.
Rose is known to attract affection. It holds secrets of love, gives off huge amounts of sexual energy. Burn this romantic incense on date night. Light a stick before you get dressed for the night out, then light another while entertaining & having drinks after dinner.

Vanilla will balance the emotions. It will bring in a calm, focused mind & help promote concentration. Burning this incense can spark some inspiration in just the way you need it. Let the smoke wrap around you & feel its powerful passion.

Last but not least is Jasmine.
Jasmine flower is closely associated with the moon. Burn this floral aroma when playing with Luna. <3
Let imagination swirl around while harmony dances with romance. A very mystic smell bringing in all things light.

The list goes on, my friend.  Now, grab your favorite box of incense, play with the feelings it gives you. Use your intuition & focus on the power of the smoke floating around.

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Give me a reason to end this discussion, to break with tradition, to fold & divide.

“A sign of growth is being okay with not being okay.”

Let that quote sit with you for a moment.

For most humans, being out of their element or comfort space is simply unacceptable.
A day to day routine is set & never ventured from.
A sudden rustle of those feathers & the chickens fly the coupe.
I understand that feeling, my friend. Boy, do I get it.

twigs girls

Throw me out of my quiet, calm bubble & the madness inside me becomes overwhelming.
After some fight, a bit of pouting & the ever famous ‘resting bitch face,’ I settle into unknown territory & make myself comfortable in the craziness surrounding me.

Over the last 3-4 years, my life has been ever moving, setting down a finished task to reach for the next kind of pace.
I don’t think I’ve had time to blink more than 10 times! I firmly hated the lifestyle I now live to the fullest. 5 years ago, this was not me in any form. I was much more of the “eh, it will get done when it gets done” or “I just don’t feel like it” kinda girl. I laugh at that at this very moment; my life would certainly not wait for me to get off my lazy ass & do it when I actually felt like it.
Let me tell you, the first day of the last 4 years was ungodly uncomfortable for me. I was NOT okay with not being okay. Overwhelmed was an understatement & I wore it like a leather jacket. I didn’t know how to manage one stress freak out to the next emotional meltdown. I had no idea how to live in such an unfamiliar state that I sunk before I even thought of swimming. I couldn’t tell you when it actually clicked, and I remembered those long-forgotten swimming lessons, but I did. I spit out the inhaled water, wash the taste of salt from my mouth & dried my hair.

When I look back on everything I’ve come face to face with over the years, 9 times out of 10, I wasn’t okay.
I’ve been knocked down more times than I care to admit. But, I certainly grew in those painful times. 
To my distaste, I thrive in uncomfortable, not okay situations of life.
When everything is, in my definition, not oh fucking kay, those are the moments I grow deep & strong. 

Twisted Twigs Girls

When faced with uneasy situations in life, you have two options, throw your hands up & let life roll you over, OR you push back & show not being okay is okay!
Take your time; throw a toddler level fit for a minute.
Then darling, dust yourself off, throw your head back & laugh at the mess you let yourself become & grow your roots deep in the lessons you’ve learned. <3

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She was a bit like spring;

wild as the wind & fickle as the weather.

Yesterday was the first day of spring.
A pale grey hung from the clouds, the wind was something straight out of Oz & a high of 30 something.
The perfect setting for spring, right?

This morning I sat upright facing my big beautiful window, eyes still closed.
Upon peeling my eyes wide open I was in disbelief.
A glittering white blanket sat on top of everything.

The grass is not green, it’s not even grass at all.
The beautiful oak trees still stand naked and sad.
Tulip buds? They are still in a deep winter’s slumber.
Gloom still clings deep inside my bones.

After laying The Sun card down as my first card a tiny smile played on the corner of my lips.
It simply reminded me spring IS coming.
She’s running a little late this year.
She might have spent a little extra time wrapped up in a wonderful book.
But she’s on her way to me.

Let this beautiful card be a reminder to keep pushing on those grey days.
They won’t last forever, it simply can’t snow forever my love.

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That pesky Aries Moon

Waxing Crescent

In all honesty, I have not been immune to the high tension brought on by the waxing crescent in Aries. The universe has been heavy, responsibilities are mounting. I’ve done a few readings within this particular time frame and have had similar outcomes; even my cards can feel the extra weight. And yes, we do harbor a great deal of discretion in reading our cards intuitively, but when both you and your cards are in a funk, readings can be a little perplexing for the already scattered brain. The aforementioned inherently concludes a lack of “spare” time in which to sit down and ground yourself, focus your thoughts, and free your spirit. This means that you have to find the time and the place – the atmosphere will not simply hand it to you. So I am no exception. My brain map has been a tangled web and my thoughts have been twirling recklessly. I have been overworked and under the weather creatively. The moon and universal vibrations are clearly not alone at fault for these factors being as they are. There are a few much less organic contributions to my stoic nature being tested – the things I can control – I think we’ve talked about this before – and I am still learning to take the reins despite myself.

The really good news is, tonight we transition into Taurus and the Spring Equinox is upon us (Ostara, if you will)! This time is so incredibly welcomed right now. This phase provides a beautiful time to grow, to restart. Make plans in which to follow through with. Start a project you’ve been putting off. Make decisions that will make a difference in your pursuits. Now is the time. Be fertile, adventurous, curious, and dominant. Embrace discomfort and struggle and accept these feelings as a challenge to get through to clear skies. If you need to cry it out, write it out, shout it out, work it out, create it out, whatever it is you might need to do, do it. Rid yourself of it…

And then wake up tomorrow to a brand new day. Accept and embrace the changes you’ve promised to make within yourself and in your environment. Keep yourself safe and protected, of course, but let your hair down for the ride. You were created for more than the stress and the mundane – you are beautiful and unique and as powerful as you believe you are. Let the beginning of Spring be the beginning of more than just a season for you.

Waxing Crescent

I promise to try if you will.