Thursday, August 27, 2015

Daily Draw: Reminder

Today's daily draw is from an oracle card deck rather than a Tarot deck. Oracle cards are very unique and fun to read, and while they can take more time to understand since they are without the tradition and structure of Tarot, they can help to offer different kinds of insight into one's life. This particular deck is the Wisdom of the House of Night, which is a tie in to the House of Night YA paranormal series, which I really enjoy a lot.

Today's card:

Reminder. This card is about remembering what I've learned so that I don't keep making the same mistakes repeatedly. It's also about not forgetting the important things about myself that working with Tarot and oracle cards have revealed to me. As my daily message, at some point today I'm going to need to remember something very important to make the right decision. Additionally, I can interpret it as not forgetting my path, keeping my end goals in sight.

Do you do a daily draw? Have you ever worked with oracle cards? Let me know in the comments.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Coming October First: Evil Walks

"Black shadow hangin' over your shoulder
Black mark up against your name
Your green eyes couldn't get any colder
There's bad poison runnin' thru your veins
Evil walks behind you
Evil sleeps beside you
Evil talks arouse you
Evil walks behind you..."

-- Evil Walks by AC/DC. Lyrics taken from the official AC/DC site.

Darkness is coming.

Chapters weekly starting October 1. Stay tuned for more information.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul

Daily Draw: The Sun

Today's daily draw:
Crystal Visions Tarot Deck
The Sun. This Major Arcana card represents inspiration and enlightenment. Like The Empress yesterday, I see this card as encouragement to let my writing ideas flow, that I am doing the right thing by focusing on my book series. To me, this series is my baby. I want it to succeed so badly. It won't succeed if I'm not happy with it, and this card is my subconscious's message to me that I need to let myself feel happy with my progress in my writing. Otherwise I'll continue obsessing over revisions and trying to get it perfect, and that's not healthy for me.

Do you do a daily draw? What is your interpretation of this card? Let me know in the comments.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fabulous Tip of the Day: Contouring Without Makeup

Today's Fab Tip:

Contouring your cheeks when you don't have any makeup? Sounds like a quick fix that's too good to be true. But I found this tip in Glamour UK, and it actually does work. This is meant to be a touch-up idea at work kind of thing, but you can easily do it anywhere on the go.

"Rest your elbows on the desk [or other flat surface], then position your cheekbones over your fingertips and relax forwards, so your fingertips go up and under your cheekbones. Hold this for a minute. Then cup your hands and rest your chin and jaw into them. The slight upward traction will stimulate your facial muscles."
-- Facialist Emma Hardie in Glamour magazine, UK edition, June 2015, p. 164.

Just a word of advice: don't do this if you have really long nails or, say, a jagged broken nail cuz you could accidentally scratch your face. And the contouring doesn't really stand out against a scratched, bleeding face. Just saying.

Have you tried this tip? Let me know if it works for you or not.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

Daily Draw: The Empress

Today's daily draw:
Crystal Visions Tarot Deck
The Empress. This Major Arcana card is about creativity and fertility. To me this card represents encouragement in my writing. I have great things planned (stay tuned for October 1!), and I need to keep working on my ideas in order to succeed as a writer. The powerful femininity of The Empress is exactly what I need to keep my writing goals in sight. The butterflies represent transformation and rebirth, and that symbolizes the ideas in my head transforming into written words on the page. The Empress is stepping into the water, and water always represents imagination and creative emotions in tarot cards, and that to me means that I need to keep my book series moving forward.

Do you do a daily draw? What's your interpretation of this card? Let me know in the comments.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Fabulous Tip of the Day: A Twist On A Classic

Today's Fab Tip:

My two main eyeliner looks are smudgy rock n roll kohl and liquid liner cat eyes. If you have a go-to look, try switching it up with a new color.

"Switch classic black for a navy feline flick."
-- Taken from Glamour magazine, UK edition, June 2015, page 155.

A navy blue cat eye is sophisticated, and it works in a professional setting while still allowing you to have fun by shaking up the norm a bit. Try other classic eyeliner looks in blue too.

What's your go-to eyeliner style? Let me know in the comments.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul

Daily Draw: Ten of Pentacles Reversed

So this is a new little addition to the blog. If you are familiar with Tarot or oracle cards, a daily draw is shuffling and choosing one card each morning, and that card means something for you that day. It could be how you feel. It could mean what's in store for you that day, what you need to focus on, what you need to avoid, the theme of the day. It all depends on the card and your intuitive interpretation of it. I'm going to be posting my daily draws here, as a little snapshot of my day.

Today's card:

Crystal Visions Tarot Deck
The Ten of Pentacles Reversed. Pentacles are the Minor Arcana suit associated with the element of earth. It's all about the physical and material realm, body and health, finances and work, hearth and home, etc. In this reversed position, the Ten of Pentacles is about insecurity, either financially or physically. To me, I see the meaning of this card as a reflection of my worries about the end of the month bills to pay and equally  a reflection of my body image issues. In regards to the latter, I've been trying to lose weight and haven't been losing it as quickly as I would like. In its upright position, the Ten of Pentacles is about prosperity and blessings. I take this daily draw as a message from my subconscious that I need to stop stressing out about every little detail, whether it's my finances or my slow progress of weight loss. I have to take things one thing at a time in order to reach success.

Do you do a daily draw? What is your interpretation of this card? Let me know in the comments.

XOXO
Gossip Ghoul