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I’m curious to know who has any of the four psychic clair senses, Clairvoyance-psychic seeing, Clairaudience-psychic hearing, Clairsentience-psychic feeling, Claircognizance-psychic knowing. Please tell me what you’ve experienced.

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Reincarnation: Do You Believe in Past Lives?

The Alchemy Newsletter

I’ve always found the concept of death scary and fascinating at the same time. When I was a little girl, maybe about five years old or so, I asked my mom what happens after you die. My mother, not much for being a kind and caring mom, told me that “nothing happens. The light turns off and that’s it.”

I remember that distinctly thinking about a lightbulb turning off and it being dark. I had, at what I would say now, was a panic attack. I started freaking out and crying—I didn’t want to just disappear. There had to be more than that in life, otherwise, what was the point of it all? (Yes, I believe I really did have all of these complex thoughts).

As I got older, I was drawn to the supernatural, the macabre. I wanted there to be something that I could grasp that would tell me there was another life after this life.

I grew up, became a nurse, and by magic or destiny, I got into hospice care. Talk about facing your fears!

Hospice nursing was one of the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done, and I learned so much about death by working with people who were closest to the thin veil. From my experience, I found there may very well be something after we leave this world.

I’ve been watching the Netflix series, “Surviving Death.” This series is fantastic. It goes into many different aspects of the life after death; near-death experience, reincarnation, Mediumship, seances—ALL THE GOOD STUFF!

So my question to you is, have you had any experience with life after death? I’d like to hear your stories.

xo Michelle

Tarot, Intuition, and Stories of Powerful Women

Welcome to Alchemy!

Hello Alchemy Readers,

Has anyone ever had a Tarot reading? Or does anyone do readings for others? There is an art and talent to divination, and it isn’t as mysterious as it seems.

When I started reading the Tarot, it was clunky, and with little ability to access my intuition. But, I kept at it. Slowly, I became more comfortable, and after a few years, I could give a decent reading.

But there’s more to divination than looking at cards and interpreting their symbols. I learned that yesterday when I gave a reading to a relative of a friend.

It seems that accessing intuition is like peeling back layers of an onion. The deeper I go into accessing my intuition, the more I find there are different ways to do it.

Yesterday, I decided to spend some time before reading to prepare. Very quickly I was able to tap into her emotions. I am empathic, but I didn’t realize I could feel emotions from a person in another place. Usually, I’m able to do this only if a person is in the same room with me. When I did this, I could not only feel her emotions, but also her chakras. I was also able to speak to her spirit guide after another summons. This was so helpful in my reading! I became much more accurate with my Tarot reading.

If you are looking into developing your intuition, I recommend using some simple techniques. Here’s a link to read about that.

I’ve been working on a Medium publication for the past couple of months. The pub is called The Virago, and I’ve recruited some fantastic writers. If you're interested in reading the blogs on the new site. Check it out below!

The Virago-A publication

Thank you for subscribing to my substack. I’m still learning a lot about this avenue of writing and as I go along, like the Tarot, I’ll become better.

Until later,


Happy July 4th!

...and a lunar eclipse! A little moonology for you

Happy Independence Day to you if you live in the States, and Happy Saturday for the rest!

Today is America’s independence celebration, a time where we have bbq’s, spirits, family and friends, and playing too much with fireworks. This may seem like a bad combination, and hey! It is, but that’s part of being American.

We should be socially distancing today, but I believe with this holiday, people are itching to socialize and celebrate.

This year, being as unique as it already is, tonight is the Lunar “Buck Moon” eclipse . A buck moon means it’s a full moon in July (full moon happens tomorrow on July 5th), and named after the time of year when male deer—bucks—shed their antlers and grow new ones in July. For the full moon in every month, they have a different nickname.

In 2020, we have an unusual 13 full moons this year. There are two full moon in October, with the second full moon—also known as a Blue Moon— is on Halloween. We won’t see another spooky Blue Moon like this until 2039. Can 2020 get any crazier?

Today is the Buck Moon lunar eclipse, when the moon passes behind the shadow of the earth. From what I’ve read, it won’t be visible to the naked eye.

On a spiritual level, the lunar eclipse coupled with the full moon of tomorrow, is powerful energy. The full moon signals a completion, and the lunar eclipse is a final purge.

This is the sign for endings. Endings are necessary for letting go of what you don’t need anymore, to make room for the new. This can be a deeply transformative time with sudden change. During this time, reflect upon your life, look at what you need to let go of to move on. Look at who you need to forgive. Set your intentions for the next three months. It’s a time for cleansing our emotions and setting an intention of completion. Then, set a new intention for what you want.

And this is all happening during Mercury Retrograde. There’s a lot of energy happening this month!

Have a happy July 4th.

The Earth Has Her Own Chakras

I visited the Earth's Root Chakra last week

Hello Alchemists,

I haven’t written a newsletter in a while. Although things are radically changing in our country and in the world, our personal change seems slowed down and placed in limbo during this year. Internally, I can feel this change in the world, and can see that life will be different. I’m just not sure which direction it will go. It appears to be either towards a domineering society that is controlled by an autocrat, or we will become enlightened into a new perspective of who we are to each other and how we interact and respect our fellow beings. I’m hoping for the latter.

In the meantime, Both Mike (my spouse) and I took some needed time off.

We had to delay our original plans to travel to Alaska—not on a cruise—but with family to Mike’s hometown in Sitka. We still had the time off, and Mike has been working in the hospital this entire time during the coronavirus outbreak. He really needed a break. So, we decided to a coronavirus-friendly road trip to: a) see some driving-friendly places in Oregon, Nevada, and California; and b) get the heck out of town for a little while.

But, let me backtrack a little bit and talk to you about Chakras. Here’s a diagram to reference:

Chakras are an entity that’s been well-known and studies for millennia, mostly through the Hindu and Buddhist faiths. As you may know, our bodies are composed of energy vessels called chakras. You can’t see them, hear them, or taste them. But they are there. Chakras become unbalanced and closed off when you experience a suffering: a heartbreak, feeling disconnected, lacked confidence or self-esteem, or have closed off your intuition, turned away from your spirituality, or shut down your heart so you don’t get ‘hurt.’ If your chakras are blocked, it can affect your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

How many chakras are there? There’s a count of at least 7 major chakras, 21 minor chakras, and up to 114 chakras total in the body.

If you’ve ever had energy work, you can feel the shifts in your chakras as the energy opens up and rebalances themselves during a healing session. These shifts can bring up a lot of yuck out of your body, and going through that elimination process is cathartic. Working with your chakras is an excellent way to keep yourself in harmony, even in the face of serious illness or or emotional downtimes. I highly recommend doing an energy healing session with a professional healer if you’re feeling out of sorts.

The Earth’s Root Chakra: Mt. Shasta, California

It’s taken years for me to learn how to balance my chakra energy. However, I never realized that chakras were energy sources for ALL LIVING THINGS, including Mother Earth. It makes sense, but I just never thought about it that way until I came upon information about the earth chakras.

Then it all made sense. There are locations of powerful vortex energy around the world that follow the chakra patterns.

The first chakra, or root chakra, is located in Mt. Shasta, California. This is the base of the earth’s energy. It’s energy is foundational and grounding. In the body, it’s located at the base of the spine, so this is the energy that grounds us, makes us feel safe and gives us a sense of belonging.

The energy of the world has been chaotic lately, with social distancing, economic uncertainty, and civil unrest. Root chakra energy is what many of us may need right now!

For practical sake, we stayed in Mt. Shasta overnight, and visited the crystal shops, and I even got an aura reading (all COVID-approved with masks and social distancing). There are spiritual readers in Mt. Shasta, but they must be called for an appointment. Overall, it is a sweet town and we got to talk to some locals who could tell us little tidbits about living in Shasta. My husband isn’t really into my woo stuff, but he lets me be me.

Have you been to any of the earth chakras? Look at the earth chakra diagram and let me know if you’ve visited any of these places, and if so, what did you experience, if anything.

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Until next time, stay in good health and spiritual balance,


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