My weekend of Shibari, Lunar festivities, and more!

I had a very packed weekend, last weekend! It was possibly the busiest weekend I’ve had in a long time! It started out with a visit to OB, my hometown in New York. My dad was out sailing so I missed him (sorry, Dad!!) but luckily my aunt Nancy and uncle David were there visitingContinue reading “My weekend of Shibari, Lunar festivities, and more!”

Decoding “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey

I’m going to be “decoding” Lana Del Rey songs — beginning with her most popular and going from there. Much of her music has been misunderstood and quickly judged by critics with closed minds. Also, there are many little details, including the music videos, that many may have missed out on. And I will alsoContinue reading “Decoding “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey”

Update + new Twitter account!

Hi! It’s been over a week, which to me feels like a long time to go between blog posts. I wanted to write about my recent feelings about the blogosphere. But first… Go ahead and follow CrystalAuraGaze on Twitter for daily horoscopes and tarot messages! I saw a boom in stats back in 2019 whenContinue reading “Update + new Twitter account!”

Palmistry archetypes: Venus

In palmistry, there are seven archetypes: Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo, Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Luna. Each palm shows one, two, or three dominant archetypes. Palm The mount of Venus is the bulge below the thumb. In almost every single palm, the mount of Venus sticks out — but for Venusians, the mount will really pop. ItContinue reading “Palmistry archetypes: Venus”

Palmistry archetypes: Luna

In palmistry, there are seven archetypes: Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo, Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Luna. Each palm shows one, two, or three dominant archetypes. Luna represents the moon. Palm The mount of Luna lies directly below the mount of lower Mars and above the wrist. This lines up parallel to the (pinky) Mercury finger. There isContinue reading “Palmistry archetypes: Luna”

Palmistry archetypes: Mars

In palmistry, there are seven archetypes: Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo, Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Luna. Each palm shows one, two, or three dominant archetypes. Palm Mars does not have a finger, but two mounts: upper Mars and lower Mars. Upper Mars is located on the outer side of the palm, above Venus and below Jupiter. It’sContinue reading “Palmistry archetypes: Mars”

Book review: “How to Survive in Ancient Rome” by LJ Trafford

“How to Survive in Ancient Rome” is a humorous yet enlightening, and certainly gruesome at times, look into ancient history. The time period mainly covers the Roman Empire. The book is divided into chapters that cover one topic at a time — housing, clothing, diet, religion, politics, etc. It basically serves as a how-to guideContinue reading “Book review: “How to Survive in Ancient Rome” by LJ Trafford”

Book review: “Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire”

“Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire” by Bettany Hughes is a nonfiction look into the history of Venus-Aphrodite. The goddess of love, known in Greek as “Aphrodite” and in Rome, as well as more commonly in today’s western society, “Venus,” has always had an impact on humanity. But she is far more thanContinue reading “Book review: “Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire””