Author: Wyn Amaris

Fluorite: Healing and Magickal Properties

Fluorite is one of those crystals I can’t stop buying because I find them so amazingly pretty, especially the rainbow ones. They remind me of sweets, even though their energy to me doesn’t feel „sweet“. Yes, they are calming, but at the same time a bit rigid due to their cubic crystal system. I use them when I need calm logic, but that’s just my way of feeling fluorites. 

What is a Fluorite?

Fluorite is a mineral with a glassy luster that is often found in colors of purple, green, blue, and yellow. It is made of calcium fluoride and is a soft mineral with only a rating of 4 on Mohs scale of hardness. Fluorite is found in many places around the world! Fluorite has been used as an ornamental stone for centuries. It was popular among ancient Romans who believed that its blue color was a sign of purity and power. The Egyptians also used it to create beautiful sculptures and jewelry. It has been used by many more cultures as a talisman to ward off evil and bad luck.

Fluorite Stone Meaning

The word fluorite derives from the Latin root fluo-, meaning to flow. Fluorite is called the “stone of awareness” because it helps one become more aware of oneself and one’s surroundings. Fluorites are also known as “the philosophers stone” because they can be used for healing on an emotional level.

Healing Properties

This stone can help with anxiety, stress and even depression. When you have a fluorite in your life, you will be able to find peace within yourself and your surroundings.

Fluorites are healing stones that are typically used to heal the throat and heart chakras. The stone is green in color and it is found in various sizes. Fluorites can be used to heal a variety of conditions such as depression, pain, anger, and fear.

Magickal Properties

Fluorites are a type of gemstone that is often used for its magical properties. Fluorites are said to bring luck, wealth, and happiness to its owner.

Fluorites have been used for centuries as a way to bring good luck and fortune. It is also said to be the stone of love and is often gifted during weddings.

Fluorite is a stone that has been used in magic for centuries in many cultures all over the world. The ancient Greeks believed that it protects against negative energy, while the Chinese thought it was an amulet of protection against evil spirits.

It is said to be able to absorb negative energy and cleanse it from the aura. It is believed that it can absorb negative energy, and cleanse the aura from any impurities.

How to Work with Fluorite

The best way to work with fluorite is to wear it – either in your pocket or as jewelry. I myself prefer bracelets! But you can also put them on your altar or put them anywhere in your home!

Cleansing & Charging

As Fluorite is such a soft stone, don’t clean it with water. You can charge it in moon or sunlight. Smudge it or put it on an Amethyst for a few hours. 

Fluorite is a fantastic stone, so you should try it for yourself! 

What Is A Witch Garden?

My family and I built a house last year, so this is the first time in my life I actually have a garden. Well, right now it is not really a garden, more a small hill of clay. As the gardeners are booked out for this year, we decided to go for a container garden for the moment and I use the time to think about how I want to create a witch garden.

But What is a Witch Garden Anyway?

To me, my witchy garden will be a space where I can grow plants that are used in spells and potions as well as my own little magical oasis to replenish my energy and connect with nature. Of course, you can also add an altar or hold your rituals in your garden! That always depends on your preferences and if your garden is a safe place without nosy neighbors.

How to Create a Witchy Garden

You don’t need to be a professional gardener to create the perfect oasis in your home. Just follow these simple gardening tips and tricks, and you will be well on your way.

The first thing you need to do is choose the best plants for the space and environment you have. You have to check what kind of soil your garden has and how much light the different areas get. Because it is no use planting a banana tree if you have freezing winters, for example. I am still trying to figure out where to put a small Japanese maple, as I love these trees, but nearly everywhere in my garden it is quite windy and that is something these small trees don’t like (I had one years ago on my balcony).

The next thing you have to do is check how much water your preferred plants need and if you can provide that amount of water and if you can collect rain water, for example.  

Then you should think about what kind of plants you want. Do they all need to serve a magical purpose? Do you need them for cooking or do you want to grow your own fruits and vegetables? Or do you want to provide food for bees and other insects? Our garden will be a mixture of everything. I already have a small bay bush in a pot which I will use in my magic. The peppermint we planted, I will use both for magic as well as for teas. Our cucumbers, sugar peas and potato plants – all in containers this year – will be used for cooking. And the flower bed as well as the flowers at the front of our home are for bees. This way, even our container garden now serves a few purposes!

Another thing you should consider is how much time and energy you can spend on your garden. It is no use creating a gigantic garden, when you are not able to care for it! We plan to have areas in our garden that will more or less tend to themselves and help the wildlife. For example, on our clay hill we have sowed buckwheat as the bees love the flowers and the birds will later pick the seeds!

Magick in the Garden

For me, caring for my garden – even in the containers that we have now – is a magical act itself. I love watering the plants, touching them, connecting with them. I love to see plants grow and thrive and to care for the plants that have problems. I have already used crystals to heal and support them and, yes – I do talk to my plants. Of course, this is not “magic“, but the more I learn about my own craft as a middle-aged witch, the more I realize I am more of an everyday witch. And my garden is one way of following my path!

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Malachite: Healing and Magickal Properties

When I saw a Malachite for the first time, I actually thought it was made from polymer clay! The green swirls and patterns looked too handmade to be a gemstone, I thought. But, of course, I was wrong. Malachite is a beautiful crystal, with no stone looking like the other. So what does it do and which magical properties does it own?

What is a Malachite?

Malachite is a mineral that comes in various shades of green. It has a banded structure and can form different shapes. Malachite is a copper carbonate with the chemical formula CuCO3 (OH)2. It can be found all around the world!

Malachite is a stone that has been prized for centuries for its healing and magical properties. It was used by ancient Egyptians as protection against evil spirits.

The Romans used it to promote peace, harmony, and balance in the home. They also believed that Malachite would protect them from snake bites, venom, and scorpion stings.

Malachite: Stone Meaning

Abraham Gottlob Werner first described the Malachite in 1789. It was called the “mountain stone” because of its occurrence in mountainous regions. The name malachite comes from the Greek word for “mallow” because of its resemblance to this plant’s leaves.

Healing Properties of Malachite

The power of Malachite lies in its ability to bring balance back to the body and soul. This way, a Malachite can help with sleep problems, anxiety and depression, and it balances the emotions and enhances intuition and creativity. Malachite also has protective qualities that guard against negativity from others or self-sabotage.

The healing properties of malachite include: protection, grounding, balance, healing from within and without, stress relief, emotional support and more!

Magickal Properties of Malachite

Malachite has been used for centuries in magic and protection spells. The ancient Egyptians used it for protection against the evil eye, and today it is still used to ward off negative energy.

Malachite is a stone of transformation and change. It is said to have the ability to help with psychic abilities, as well. It has been used for centuries by many cultures as a protection against negative energy and bad luck.

How to work with Malachite

Malachite has been used for thousands of years for jewelry, and it is still a great idea to wear it as a necklace, bracelet or earrings. But it is also used to make pottery and other objects, which are a good way to keep your home clear of negative energies!

Cleansing & Charging a Malachite

You can clean any Malachite under warm running water and leave it in the sun or moonlight for a few hours to recharge it. If you have the feeling your Malachite needs more than this, then place it under a tree or even bury it on the earth for a few days. You will be amazed how powerful it will be afterwards!

Malachite makes the perfect companion and works as a shield against negativity. Wearing it, you will feel like being cared for, and isn’t this something we need at these difficult times?

And if you want to use the power of a Malachite for journaling, check out our Malachite journals on Amazon – available both in 6×9 in and in the popular traveler’s notebook size (please note that these are affiliate links!).

Signs Your Manifestations are Coming True 

Learning about manifesting is like suddenly the entire universe opening up to you! The universe has your back and nothing you dream of is off limits! Now you can allow yourself to imagine anything you desire and work on manifesting exactly this into your life. But how do you know your manifestations are actually working? Most of the time, you don’t know until they have finally manifested, but sometimes you will notice little signs if you pay close attention.

The Signs are Everywhere

By signs, I mean symbols or weird things happening around you. Maybe you are trying to manifest a certain type of car, and now all of a sudden you are seeing it everywhere. This isn’t a coincidence or you just paying more attention. It is more like you are matching the vibrations of the universe to bring this car to you. It is absolutely possible that this is a sign of what’s coming.

Number Synchronicities

Spirits, angels or however you like to call them, send different types of signs that aren’t always obvious. As they can’t communicate with words, they try to tell you things through synchronicities. A common one is with certain number patterns. 11:11 is considered to be lucky, but did you know other number sequences could also be signs of something happening?

When it comes to manifestations, pay close attention to the numbers you see. If you keep seeing 222 enough to where you notice it, this could be a sign that your manifestation is coming, so it’s okay to just relax and stop stressing about it.

Your Dreams are Changing

Have you noticed that your dreams are changing recently? Perhaps, while you used to have very odd dreams that were almost impossible for you to analyze, you suddenly have straightforward signs and premonitions in your dreams. Do you actually dream of what the change could be instead of having symbolic dreams?

You might also notice repeated themes in your dreams, such as all your dreams being in the same place, having the same energy, or even the same people or symbols. Do you see a cat in every single one of your dreams, even though they are different cats and different situations? This might mean something to you.

You Feel an Energy Shift

Sometimes, you can’t really pinpoint what has changed in your life or the universe, but you just feel it. You might be tapping into your own intuition and can feel how the surrounding energy is changing. This can also be heavily influenced by the moon, depending on what moon phase you are currently in.

Many people can actually feel energy changing when a manifestation is on the way. You might feel lighter, free of stress, or like something big is coming even if you don’t know what it is or how it is coming to you. Listen to these intuitions! Your spirit guides might be telling you something.

Discover our Manifestation Journals, which will help you with manifesting here!

Amethyst: Healing and Magickal Properties

Amethyst is what I call an easy stone to get familiar with. It is widely available for good prices, as it is one of the most common gemstones found on Earth and you can get it in raw clusters, geodes or points or as jewelry. The properties of an amethyst are easy to access, so it is also a good stone for beginners in crystal magick. You should just be careful to buy natural amethyst, to get the most benefit from your crystal.

What is an Amethyst?

Amethysts are a purple variety of quartz that occurs in many shapes and sizes. The color varies from nearly translucent with only a hint of violet to a deep and dark purple.  The name comes from the Greek “amethystos” and is a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and even carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

Meaning of Amethyst

Amethyst is a stone that is associated with spirituality and clarity. It can be used for many purposes, such as grounding, release and protection. The amethyst crystal is a powerful tool that can be used to protect against negativity and to promote positivity. It provides protection against negativity in the environment, as well as negative thoughts and feelings.

Healing Properties

Amethyst can help with depression and anxiety. Some people also like to place an amethyst under their pillow or rest it on their nightstand in order to promote a more peaceful sleep, to help battle insomnia and nightmares!

Magickal Properties

One of the most popular ways to use an amethyst crystal is by placing it on the third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is located on the forehead, between your eyebrows, and it helps with a higher level of thinking. Placing an amethyst on this chakra activates your intuition and helps you see things more clearly.  You can also use amethyst in your witchcraft to enhance psychic abilities.

How to work with Amethysts

You can use an Amethyst in a lot of different ways. Wearing it as jewelry, i.e. as a necklace or bracelet, is one of the easiest ways to benefit from its properties. You can also sit and meditate with them and there are even facial and body creams available. You can also make Gem Water with an Amethyst as it shouldn’t be poisonous.

Cleansing & Charging

To cleanse an amethyst crystal, you can use sage or incense smoke to clear the negative energy from the stone. You can also use salt water and then allow it to dry out on a windowsill or in the sun for an hour before using it again. This will help remove any negative energy that may have accumulated over time.

If you are only just beginning with crystal magick an Amethyst will be a great stone for you to start experimenting with the energies of gemstones. Don’t buy the cheapest ones as they might be synthetic and rather go for one that is not perfect. 

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Larimar: Healing and Magickal Properties

I remember clearly when I held the first Larimar in my hands. I can feel the energies of stones in the palm of my hands and this one really threw me off guards. It was a mixture of peace, calmness and a strong longing to get home, even a bit of homesickness. It didn’t really make sense to me at that moment, but the more I learned about this wonderful crystal, the more I loved it.

What is a Larimar?

Larimar is a rare gemstone that is found only in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Its colors vary from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. There is a variety of pectolites, but while other kinds of pectolites are found in many locations, only Larimar has this unique blue coloration, which is the result of copper substitution for calcium in the volcanic surroundings.

Larimar Stone Meaning

Originally, Larimar was discovered by Miguel Mendez and was later rediscovered by a member of the peace corps. It was first given the name „Travelina“, but then got a new name, a mixture of the name of Mendez’s daughter Larissa and the Spanish word for „sea foam“, which makes sense when you look at it. It was also at first thought that the gemstone came from the sea, but actually it originated from the depths of Bahoruco Mountain Range.

Other names are: Blue Pectolite, Dolphin Stone, Setfilias Stone and Atlantic Stone.

The Atlantic Connection

Even if we still don’t know if the legendary Atlantis ever existed, the Larimar has been connected to it from when it was first discovered. In the Atlantis legends, blue stones play a role in communication with the people of Atlantis and, from the description, they could have been Larimars. My logical mind highly doubts that, but when I touch a Larimar I always feel this weird homesickness – even when I am at home! To be honest, I gave up on explaining this and simply took it as it is.  

Because the Larimar is such a new gemstone, there haven’t been any other mythologies or legends around it.

Healing Properties

Larimar can be used to heal emotional wounds, strengthen relationships and bring peace. Its soothing energy helps to release stress, anxiety and depression. Wearing Larimar jewelry can help us feel more grounded and at peace with ourselves. Larimar also helps with communication, creativity and intuition. Larimar can also be used to heal physical problems such as digestive disorders, skin conditions and arthritis and tries to release blockades in health. It can also help you release any negative feelings or thoughts that might be blocking you from moving forward with your life.

Magickal Properties

Larimar helps to ground your energies during spiritual work by connecting with the Earth’s energies. It is a protective stone that shields you against negativity and unwanted energy from other people or the environment. It can also protect against psychic attacks by shielding one’s aura from outside influences. Larimar is a stone of love that helps bring unconditional love into one’s life by opening up the heart chakra, so it is a good idea to put it on your heart chakra if you have feelings of guilt or anger. You can also put it on your third eye chakra to help with mental clarity.

How to work with Larimar’s

Like with so many gemstones, the Larimar works best when it touches your skin. So wearing jewelry with Larimar is the easiest way to benefit from it. But it is also a great addition to your office space – especially when you are on the phone or in online meetings all the time – or for your altar.

Cleansing & Charging

A Larimar can be cleansed best under running water or by smudging. Don’t let it soak in water for a long time! It can be charged in the light of the full moon or by putting it in a circle of Selenite crystals.

I find Larimar to be one of the most beautiful crystals with many healing properties. But as with every crystal, this is highly individual, and sometimes you just need the right time to get closer to a gemstone.  

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Signs from the Universe: How to Recognize Them

When you start working with the Law of Attraction and begin to manifest, you might get to a point where you are not really sure which direction you are meant to take from here in order to turn your desires into reality. This is the moment where the Universe (or however you might call it) tends to send signs in many forms to you, trying to help you on your path and showing you where you are heading to. The difficulty is recognizing those signs from the Universe. Here are some things you should look out for!

Look Out for Patterns!

Patterns are one of the most common ways the Universe is trying to signal us if we are on the right path. This might be encountering the same symbol over and over again, like a heart, a peace sign or a certain shape. Or you may see numbers like 555 or 11:11 again and again. These patterns are highly individual, and it helps to keep track of them in a notebook!

Pay Attention!

The main reason why people tend to miss the signs from the universe is because they aren’t paying attention. Being mindful, caring for the little things around you is how the signs from the Universe can come to you. When you go outside to walk your dogs, notice any smells or sights you experience. Don’t just watch your dogs, but watch the birds in the sky, notice how tall the grass is, what sounds you might hear, what seems to be out of place or something you have never noticed in that area before.
Not only will you often see signs in these simple things, but it helps to open up your mind and make you a more observational and mindful person in general. This is a really important trait to have when you have to notice signs the universe may be sending you.

Trust Your Intuition

Even when you are not actively listening, your intuition keeps telling you a lot. Do you get a weird feeling from time to time? Or do you suddenly start thinking about a person, and then they just call? Or do you have a song playing in your head before it plays on the radio? That is your intuition going on!

Sometimes, when you meet someone, you have immediate good or bad feelings, or you get this overwhelming feeling of joy before going to an event. This is your intuition talking to you, sending you signals. The more you pay attention to it, the more you can read your own intuition and listen to your gut. This can also be a powerful way the universe sends you important signs.

So listen and observe what is going on around you, and you will start to see the signs the Universe is sending you.

Happy Manifesting!

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How to Protect Yourself From Negative Energies! 

Last week I wrote about how to be a witch in times of crisis. What I didn’t wrote about is, how to protect yourself from negative energies – not only now but in general! If you follow the law of attraction – something I am getting more and more immersed in – then you know it is absolutely important to keep your energy positive. Because like attracts like and the more negative you become yourself, the more negative things you will attract. Of course that doesn’t mean to run around smiling and ignoring what is going on in the world. But still, you can try to keep the impact on you as small as possible.  Here are some ideas on how to protect yourself from negative energies!

Set Healthy Boundaries

You need to set clear boundaries in order to protect yourself from any negative energies around you. This might be actually telling people in your life about your boundaries, physically setting a boundary between you and toxic people, or just mentally and spiritually putting your guard up.  

One way to set boundaries is to have mental red flags that act as warnings for you to avoid certain people or situations. You might have noticed that your energy is deeply affected, when you are in a room of people gossiping or sharing drama about someone. In that case, you should exit the situation as quickly as possible. This way, you have set this boundary for yourself.  

Sometimes, people in your life have negative influences on your energy, especially if you are an empath, and you will need to have very clear boundaries for those people. 

Mindfulness can help!

You can also protect yourself from negative energy around you by being more mindful.  

Mindfulness allows you to stay in the present. You can check what you are thinking and feeling, instead of looking outward. When you focus on yourself during any moment, you are charged by your own energy and not the surrounding energy.  

This way, you renew your own positive energy, and avoid the possibly toxic energy that might be circling around you.  

Protect Yourself with Crystals

There are many crystals that you can use for protection spells and to keep negative energy away from you. Black tourmaline, pyrite, obsidian, and clear quartz are fantastic crystals for this purpose! You should charge the crystal you intend to use for protection with your clear intention in mind. When you know you are going to be in a place with difficult energies, bring this crystal with you and keep the intention of protection in mind as you use it.

Identify and Avoid Energy Vampires

Energy vampires are people who tend to drain you of all your positive energy. Of course, they don’t do it on purpose! Some of them do this completely subconsciously, where they just have habits that create negative energy in your presence, or they like to ask too much of you and suck up all your energy. Other people are more malicious and have negative thoughts like jealousy, bitterness, resentment, or envy that can also severely drain your good energy.  

If you feel absolutely exhausted mentally and physically whenever you are around a particular person, then you know they are energy vampires and should probably be avoided in the future.

Please stay sane and healthy in these difficult times.
Blessed be!

Being a Witch in Times of Crisis 

These last two years have taken their toll on all of us without doubt. And just when we thought we might see a glimmer of hope of the pandemic ending, a major war broke out. As I live in Germany, the war is, of course, much nearer to me – the capital Kyiv is „only“ about 1900 km/1180 miles away. I have family living in Poland and even though they are not in immediate danger, they will be affected by this futile bloodshed due to one lunatic autocrat. Since last week I have been in a whirlwind of emotions due to this war – from fear, to anger to deep sadness – and I am sure you feel the same. So how do we cope with all this, especially as witches?

Practicing Witchcraft

As a witch, you can do a lot to be of help in this crisis by using your witchcraft. I have seen people lighting and anointing candles, meeting up to pray and spell worldwide on the internet and generally sending good vibes out to the world. One of the dangers at the moment is that people fall into the trap of anxiety, which can spread like a virus itself. And if enough people are scared of something, it will eventually happen – anyone with even a basic understanding of the Law of Attraction will agree to this. Of course, we have every right to be anxious, but we shouldn’t let it overwhelm us. And this is where our magick can and will help us. Let your light and your positive energy shine and help others to do the same!

Practical Help

Here in Germany, there is a huge wave of help offers to the Ukrainians. I made the mistake of looking into a help group on Facebook, where transportation from the Polish border to Berlin is being organized and people are offering their cars and their homes. After ten minutes, I was in tears simply because of the generosity of so many people. I got an email from a musician friend of mine who works in a church where he wrote about what was needed in Poland for a refugee camp mainly aimed at children. I had decluttered so many of these things in the last two months and had them already in boxes to bring them to charity. So I repacked them, added some of our (non-witchy) coloring books, pens etc. Tomorrow I will go to the German equivalent of the Dollar store and will buy other things that are still needed and, in the afternoon, bring the boxes to the drop-off point along with good wishes and maybe a sigil or two for the safety of the children who will play with the toys.

If you can’t help with things, you can still help with money.

If you want your help directed at children I recommend the SOS Children’s Villages, on their main page they have a link for donating for children and families in Ukraine:

The International Committee of the Red Cross is a safe way to donate and to know the money reaches those who require the help:

The same is valid for the Ukrainian Red Cross:

Another is The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). From this page you can also go to your local donation website:

It’s okay to do nothing

If all I wrote above is too much, and you are simply overwhelmed by all the news, horrible pictures and videos, please know: it is okay to do nothing. Switch off the news, Facebook, etc. and look after yourself. Take a bath, paint your emotions or write down all your feelings in your journal. As I wrote above, we are not of use if we deplete ourselves completely and fall down a negative spiral. Wherever and however you find reassurance (of course as long it is a healthy way), do that!  

I hope, no matter what, that you stay healthy and as happy as possible.

Blessed be!

How to Connect With Your Spirit Guides

The spiritual entities that help guide you through life are known as spirit guides. Some guides you were born with. Those usually stay with you your whole life. Other spirit guides might decide to join you on your life path at some point and then maybe leave after you have learned a certain lesson. There are many types of guides around, including angels, spirits, and even ancestors of yours that have passed.  

Spirit guides are always there to help and guide you. They do this by sending signs and interventions when you need them. But you can also try to connect directly with your guides to ask for their guidance and a little extra help if you feel you require it. Here are some ways to connect with your spirit guides.

Signs of Your Spirit Guides Presence

The first step in connecting with your spirit guide is to look for signs that they are present as well as signs they are sending you. Spirit guides don’t use spoken words, and you will rarely, if ever, actually see one. Most of the time, you only know they are there because of the different signals they send you. Of course, there are many signs, and they can be highly individual. But here is a list of the most common signals sent from spirit guides:

  • You suddenly feel tingles, a chill, or a wave of heat coming over you.
  • The air changes, including gusts of wind directed at you.  
  • You notice number synchronicities, like 11:11 or 555.
  • You suddenly feel euphoric, calm, and relaxed for no other reason.
  • A symbol keeps appearing to you, like seeing rainbows, butterflies, or spiders everywhere you turn.  
  • You continue seeing the same color everywhere, without looking for it.  
  • You randomly have a thought or idea that comes into your head.

Start Meditating

Meditating is the first thing you can do to connect with your spirit guides. If you want to trust your intuition, you need to clear your mind and meditate. Meditation allows you to tap into the spiritual part of yourself, while blocking out all the noise and distractions of everyday life. It also helps you to open and see with your third eye. Both help immensely in order to communicate with your spirit guides.

Become More Mindful

After connecting with your spirit guides, you need to look for signs that they are answering you. These signs are meant for you, but if you are not mindful, you aren’t going to see them.  If you are too distracted by everything around you, and you don’t or can’t pay attention, you will probably miss them! 

Start practicing mindfulness during different moments of the day when you are used to just going through the motions. This might be while walking your dog, taking a shower, eating a meal, or driving to work. These moments are perfect opportunities to practice being present! This way, you can really focus on everything you experience in that moment.

Ask Your Spirit Guides

As your connection with your spirit guides becomes stronger, you can start to ask them questions. Asking a question will make your connection even stronger! It lets them know you know they are there, and you appreciate their guidance. Ask something simple of them, either to yourself or out loud. You can write it down on a piece of paper as well!

It does help to focus on what you want to ask first, whether during meditation or a quiet visualization practice. Speak directly to your spirit guides and angels, and ask them anything. It is important that you put all your faith and trust into the presence of your spirit guides in order to get the signs back.

Connecting with your spirit guides does require work from your side – but it is so worth it. So have a try!