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Energy Healing: How To Protect Yourself

Energy Vampires

Energy Vampires are people who literally suck the life force out of you. 

They can be your family members, your friends and your co-workers. And YOU may even be one yourself. They suck your vital energy, deplete you and cause emotional, physical, mental and spiritual pain. 

Spiritual purification and cord-cutting are some tools that can keep the vampires away, along with strong boundaries.

An Energy Vampire is a person that steals other people’s energy because they are living their life in a victim consciousness and believe that everything happens TO them. Living in this manner is extraordinarily disempowering. So, in order for them to feel better about themselves, they attach themselves to another person’s energy field, creating an unhealthy relationship. 

In order for an Energy Vampire to attach themselves to your energy body, they form cords attaching the two of you together. These cords are not visible to the naked eye, but they can be seen with the psychic third eye. 

When they need a boost, they unconsciously steal your energy instead of using their own. These cords are also like highways – they run both ways. That means you’ll also receive their energy whether it is positive or negative. At an unconscious level, you have allowed the vampire to attach to your energy body through these cords. 

It is imperative that you sever those cords, and sometimes a spiritual purification is required for your well-being.  

How to recognize an Energy Vampire 

  • They need you to be their therapist or rescuer, fixing their problems
  • They may try to manipulate you to get things their way
  • They have a “poor me” attitude
  • They can be a drama king/queen
  • They may blame you for things and try to guilt you
  • They can be vindictive and put you down
  • They may try to control you/your life
  • They may feel lonely or abandoned
  • They may feel they have been rejected
  • They need constant reassurance
  • They do not like to be alone
  • They seek nurturing or feel they need to be taken care of
  • They are often low energy and fatigued

How to know if you’re being psychically attacked

You may experience some of their traits, as well as loss of energy, muscle tension, irritability, depression, a small or diminishing aura, or an aura with holes or leaks, and more. 

You may also take on the attitude of the Energy Vampire: negative, sullen and frustrated. It should be noted that it is possible to have these symptoms from other causes, as well. 

Unfortunately, too many people are unaware of their energetic bodies and how they operate. Once people start taking responsibility for creating their own lives and taking back their personal power, this won’t be as prevalent. 

How to protect yourself

You can take steps to prevent an Energy Vampire from attaching. First, you need to become aware of which individuals deplete your energy and limit your contact with them. 

But simply not being in their physical presence does not stop them from draining you. You need to release all the negative emotions that you carry within yourself. If you hold anger, hurt, jealousy, etc., inside your being, it’s like being shackled to a ball and chain, holding you hostage with your own creation. 

Releasing negative emotions brings freedom. Fear is the robber of peace. If you’re holding disharmony in your energetic body, it will make you vulnerable to darkness and confusion. Being aware of this is empowering. 

Favor? Do not go into fear now that you are aware. Simply take the steps to protect yourself. 

Darkness consists of anything that is of a lower or heavier vibration, such as anger, fear, depression, jealousy, hatred. When angry thoughts are directed at you, they can penetrate your weak and vulnerable areas like arrows. They take away your clarity and fill you with confusion and drain your energy. 

Tools to empower yourself 


This should be done regularly – sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly – and more often when we are going through a stressful period. These cords should be cut from our loved ones, as well. No cord attached to anyone or anything is good.

Take a few deep, cleansing breaths, in through the nose and out through the mouth. Call upon Source, Spirit, God, the Universe, or your guides, and ask for assistance in cutting all cords attached to your being. 

Visualize positive energy (often seen as bright light) swirling around your entire being, severing all the cords. Know that no cord can remain intact, and they are returned to where they came from. When you feel the process is complete, thank Source and your guides for their assistance. It is done.

Physical steps for purification

  • Burn all relevant photographs or objects holding memories of the person, place or situation
  • Write down feelings of frustration, anger, hurt, fear, etc., and burn the paper or bury it. DO NOT give it to the person. 
  • Clear all the clutter from every room of your home. Rule of thumb: If you haven’t used it in 6 months, it’s not likely you will. Get rid of it.
  • Clean and, if necessary, redecorate. Bringing nature indoors is fabulous energy.
  • Check for books or pictures that have negative energy. Surround yourself with high vibrational objects instead, like spiritual books, spiritual pictures, plants, fresh flowers, etc.
  • Smudge with sage, cedar and sweetgrass and invoke the help of Source, your guides and your Higher Self.
  • Cleanse and purify your crystals and dedicate them to the Light.
  • Light candles and use high vibrational pure essential oils.

If you can’t sever ties with an Energy Vampire

Sometimes Energy Vampires are relatives. Sometimes, we co-parent with an ex-partner who is an Energy Vampire. This is where we can’t completely cut ties, but we CAN ensure we have strong boundaries to protect ourselves. 

A boundary is a personal guideline for how you expect other people to treat you and what you are willing to accept. Boundaries are necessary in all healthy relationships. They tell others what is okay and what is not okay for you. You are responsible for communicating your boundaries to others. 

Take it from Brené Brown, who wrote in The Gifts of Imperfection, “when we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.” Setting boundaries is important in all relationships, but especially in relationships with Energy Vampires.

You now have the tools and knowledge to take back your personal power. 


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Tarot and How We Use it Today

The Origins of Tarot

Tarot was invented sometime in the mid-15th Century in Italy. It is thought it originated when mystics and astrologers started using ordinary playing cards to tell fortunes.

During the 15th century, special cards were added to the playing cards. Later, these became known as the Major Arcana. They are considered to be the ‘leaders’ of the tarot deck.

The remaining cards are referred to as the Minor Arcana. Usually, these cards are split into four suits: cups, wands, swords and coins (or pentacles), although decks vary greatly.

Tarot has evolved many times over since its original form, becoming more complex and rich in symbolism. The cards themselves have gained meaning over the years from the cultures that adopted their use.

Some cards have come and gone, like The Pope, The Juggler, The Arrow, etc. Many famous alchemists and prophets have used tarot, including Nostradamus and Aristotle.

It was around the 17th Century, tarot evolved into the form we know it as today.  

The Deck

The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana are considered the heart of the tarot deck. These 22 cards are known as the Trump Cards and represent life and its cycles from birth to death. They symbolize the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional aspects of humankind and its relationship to the universe.

In the Major Arcana, the 22 cards represent different archetypes, including a nurturing mother, a strong commanding authoritative type, a traditional religious figure, a mystic spiritual figure, and so on. These archetypes represent either real or spiritual figures in one’s life.

If you look at the artwork on a Major Arcana card, you will see a scene that has symbolic elements. Also on many decks, the cards feature a title and number, in Roman Numerals from 0 to 22. There are some decks, however, where the Major Arcana only have pictures (as they were originally). The speculation is that numbers and words weren’t on those decks because the majority of people were illiterate.

If you look closely at the pictures on the Major Arcana, you will find the pictures are indeed steeped with symbolism. The Major Arcana also relate to those things regarding one’s higher purpose. It tells of one’s journey in life especially in relation to their personal character development.

The numbers on the card, ranging from 0 to 22, depict the fool’s journey from birth to death and from innocence to wisdom to (hopefully) enlightenment. In addition to focusing on our spiritual selves, the Major Arcana also give us answers in relation to major life events. They address such things as family, social relationships, jobs and other major milestones.

The Major Arcana represents aspects of the human experience that we all go through in our lives. It looks at our spiritual selves, our hopes, our fears, our joys and sadness. 

The Minor Arcana

Most of the cards in the tarot deck are Minor Arcana cards. These cards fill out the deck, making it more balanced and complete. The 56 cards of the Minor Arcana are split into four suits. Each suit represents a different aspect of life.

Numerology can be used in conjunction with the Minor Arcana as the cards are numbered from 1 to 10, or Ace through 10. There are four nobles cards in each suit, as well: Page, Knight, Queen, and King. This makes 14 cards in each suit.

The Suits of the Minor Arcana

Wands (Staves or Spears) encompass growth, ideas and creativity. They are associated with the element of fire and the season of spring and ACTION.

Cups represent emotional desire and encompass affairs of the heart, desires and the inner self. They are associated with the element of water and the season of summer.

Pentacles (Shields or Coins) represent material possessions and encompass money, wealth, health, prosperity and property. They are associated with the element of earth and the season of autumn.

Swords (Knives or Daggers) is the suit of all things with sharp edges. They represent the intellectual self, as well as ideas, thoughts, morality and strife. They are associated with the elements of air and the season of winter.

The Noble Cards of the Minor Arcana

The Page is a bearer of messages and the harbinger of communication. This card represents youth and the beginnings of maturity.

The Knight is a traveler, who brings change and good deeds into the world. This card represents new relationships, friendship, courage and stability.

The Queen is a strong female. She has the ability to lead, listen and guide. She represents the completion of relationships, jobs and projects, also a strong emotional person who knows where they are going and what they want.

The King is a strong male figure. He is the leader of the suit, the end of it, and the highest mark. He represents a mature and wise person who knows what he can and cannot accomplish.

The Numbers of the Minor Arcana

One/Ace: Represents beginnings, action, will, new ideas, creative power, potential, first causes, primary impulses, and positive activities.

Two: Represents partnerships, relationships, polarities, balancing, duality, choices, patience, stillness, and positive and negative.

Three: Represents synthesis, growth, creativity, abundance, collaboration, friendship, artistic expression, refining plans, and preparing to take action.

Four: Represents foundations, discipline, work, order stability, solidity, tangible achievement, and practical attainment.

Five: Represents new cycles, change, progress, shifts, adjustment, fine tuning, instability, challenge, versatility, freedom, and courage.

Six: Represents balance, health, beauty, harmony, contentment, relaxation, satisfaction, equilibrium, marriage, family, and sympathy.

Seven: Represents spirituality, wisdom, perfect order, the macrocosm, religion, luck, magic, and multiple options.

Eight: Represents victory, will, success, regeneration, rebirth, reevaluating, putting things in order, and setting priorities.

Nine: Represents compassion, integration, movement, flexibility, fulfillment, attainment and benevolence.

Ten: Represents transition, renewal to a new cycle, completion, wholeness, mastery, excess, and overabundance.

How We Use Tarot Today

Many believe Tarot cards serve only to tell the future, but this is not true. When used traditionally, Tarot cards speak of the past and present, and are supposed to give clues and ideas about the future you are potentially heading into.

Tarot cards align with the energies projected onto them. As you shuffle the deck, you and your energies place the cards where they will be most beneficial for you. Some shuffle the deck until the cards feel right. Some people shuffle the cards three times, then cut. But it’s up to you.

For centuries, people have been using symbols as a type of divination. Tarot is no different. Each of the 78 cards has an individual meaning. Tarot is an interactive Divination Art. The cards interact with each other, giving them new and more complex meaning. A card representing the past will influence a card representing the present and the future and so on.


Intuition plays a big part in reading Tarot. Each card has a standard meaning, but the difference between a good card reader and an ordinary one is how well their intuition is developed.

An intuitive card reader will use their senses and intuition, as well as the literal interpretation of a card, to get the full essence of the card’s meaning. Like everything else, the more we use our intuition the sharper it becomes. 

The stronger our intuition develops, the more accurate our readings become. Tarot cards are tools that help focus the intuition for those with intuitive skills. 

Those who are not open to the idea of the Tarot and intuition dismiss the idea of the cards as a cheap parlor trick. The truth is most people have a misconception of what a reading is. It’s the intuitive gifts the reader has and how he or she applies them to the cards that makes a reading effective. 

Many people who read cards are already intuitive from a very early state in in their lives, which is what made them gravitate to tarot in the first place. The cards are not magic. It’s the person’s energy that is used to create a powerful interaction. The reader’s connection to the cards, intuition and interpretation make the magic happen during a reading. 

When done traditionally, a Tarot reading can put everything into perspective in a clear and understandable way. Every reading is prefaced by a question.

Oftentimes, each card will then come up in the past, present, or future position and will shed some light on the topic of your question.

Witchy Women Magic Shoppe is a woman-owned, ethical, sustainable and philanthropic metaphysical supply shoppe. Our mission is to support healing, growth and restoration of people and the planet.

All our handmade products are infused with frequency 528Hz – the frequency of miracles and love – thought to resonate at the core of everything. It connects the heart and spirit with Divine Harmony.

This sound has been used since ancient civilizations to manifest miracles, bring blessings, and harness a healing property. It is now available to you in every candle, oil, potion, herbal blend, spray, soap or salt.