Magical Miscellany: 5.11.14

AT HOME:

This week I've become a bit obsessed with locational astrology, and Astro*Carto*Graphy in particular. In short, it's an astrological system created by the late Jim Lewis that overlays a line for each of your planets on a world map. The cities close to each line take on the qualities of that planet. So, for example, along the Jupiter line you'd encounter lucky situations & people and be quite happy, and close by your Venus line you'd find a life of luxury & romance. Of course it would be foolish to just up and move to a place because it looked fortunate on your Astro*Carto*Graphy map, but vacationing there could be a fun experiment.

According to my map, I'd fare especially well in Memphis, home of the blues and eternal resting place of Elvis. It's still close enough to the South for me to feel at home, and there's a Gibson guitar factory there... what more could a girl want? Other top locations were Chicago for happiness, Acapulco & Madeira for holiday, Venice & Rome for a romantic getaway (yes please!), Paris for comfort (which explains a lot), New Orleans for spiritual work, and San Francisco for deep transformation. Sounds like I need to start planning some trips pronto!

Want to plan your next holiday by the stars? Check out your Astro*Carto*Graphy map at AstroClick Travel on Astro.com. Try the scalable Google Map option, and fantasize to your heart's content.

ON THE WEB:

Having anxiety dreams or nightmares? Bri Saussy's guide on  how to (magically) sleep safe is full of simple at-home remedies to help you get some rest.

If you're working in a creative profession, chances are (sadly) high that you're going to encounter biters at some point. So, arm yourself with Theresa Reed's straightforward advice on how to deal with plagiarists in a legally sound & karmically clean way!

Want to be famous, successful, & booked till forver? Take a page out of Alexandra Franzen's book and operate like the world is already listening.

Does your energy match your words? This post from Rebecca Campbell on how to bring them into alignment is a wake-up call for all of us.

According to Susannah Conway, creating a journalling habit is the doorway to accessing your inner wisdom. Looks like it's time to break out the Moleskines!

Are you having a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day? Sarah from Yes & Yes shares how to restart your day when things go south in this useful (and adorable) post.

Cosmic love! XX