Mystic Marijuana: New Moon in Gemini
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How our emotions influence our thoughts is our own medicine and one’s journey to heal contains a sacrifice. Your sacrificial offering gives way to your soul’s initiation for a new life, entering a new moon in Gemini.

During this new moon we may be still stuck in trying transitions. Experiencing this we can act infantile and demand spewing thoughts like, “I need to focus on my path because others around me are getting what they want.” As magical beings, there’s always more work to do on top of our destined crafts. Any witch that only cooks for themselves eats nothing but sin. We are multi-faceted because of the amount of healing we are meant to do, see, and touch beyond self. 

Most of all, healers must be contacted during changes (certain breaks that occur in other timelines) to reestablish balance. Be aware that we live in many timelines, and uncomfortable changes may signify another timeline rendering emotions that lead to spiritual disorder. No need to rest for we cannot ignore any ailments, physical or social, that happen throughout a new moon.

Spiritual disorder can show up in the form of humans harming themselves and each other and/or violating social or universal laws. Our very high levels of psychic sensitivity make us lightening rods, drawing the disharmony from this plane or other timelines to ourselves and grounding it. 

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The journey as divine empress/divine king/your version of higher self will only continue because we constantly endure the earth’s suffering since we are the earth’s children. When we convulse in a state of pain from a modern world — which rings plenty alarms of monstrous patriarchal abuse, with echoes of classism, elitism, depredation of the planet, and more. It becomes difficult to find a reason to free up our medicine (transmuted emotions) or even stay to protect this planet.  I see many who have given their power up over to something like technology because they’re looking for some type of reward. With that, you can then only argue what you wished for/deserve. 

Realizing you make a sacrifice by not being your own worst enemy (greedy, uncaring, etc) is going to present a different kind of reward. You can stay following your own path, but if the water you cross is tumultuous, don’t just keep going, also help pull others out of it too. Even when there are enemies outside of ourselves, betrayal is acted out by you first. Old souls are proverbs that come to this prison planet to help our people. If you’re an old soul, we wonder why we return here and plead to try another realm. The thing is we are in other realms, we inhabit the bodies of other deities, gods/goddesses from other timelines.

Dimensions will always collapse. When you fixate on thinking about not receiving what you want in this dimension, your messing it up in the other dimensions too— delaying the harmony. You gotta play your role in this dimension first. 

~J-NASTY 

International Chats Ep 2: Raquel Savage of The Sex Therapist
 photos: @sagecausie

photos: @sagecausie

This is one of the dopest interviews I have had the pleasure of conducting for Women.Weed.WiFi. Anyone that is familiar with our platform knows that we are super sex-positive, hoe-positive, body-positive and all the other positives as it relates to women’s sexual liberation and autonomy.

Too often women, especially black women and other WOC, are either slut-shamed or hyper-sexualized (or the really bizarre instances when it’s both at the same time). Raquel Savage, also known as The Sex Therapist, is giving us life because of her balanced perspective and approach to facilitating discussions around sex, sexuality, and sex work.

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Raquel is a sex therapist based in Miami, FL, able to help coach individuals and couples about their sex and intimacy issues, in addition to using her large online presence to discuss sex and sex culture, taboos, rape culture, her experiences as a sex worker and more—all through hella creative lenses. On Instagram you may stumble across one of Raquel’s “#ThoughtProvokingThirstTraps” where she pairs a photo or video showing off her bangin bod paired with reflective and informative musings on topics such as chivalry, taking dick, consent, eating ass and more.

In the second episode of our International Chats, Raquel is talking about her journey into sex therapy, what she hopes her platform will evolve to, and even answering a lil Q&A! Light the blunt and press play—let’s get into this session! 

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Follow Raquel here to catch the latest episodes of her podcast, The Savage Life, and keep up with her on social media.

~ Kenya Ku$h~ 

special thanks to Stoney $pice for mastering the mix.  

Artist Spotlight: Mother Marygold
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In light of Upstream Music Fest, we caught up with one of our artists that will be joining us on stage Sunday, June 3rd, Mother Marygold.

Mother Marygold has bewitched us with her unique and powerful voice.

SHE is sure to move you the same <3 ~ Stoney Spice 

 

Women.Weed.WiFi: What are you looking forward to the most while you are here in Seattle for Upstream Music Fest?

Mother Marygold: This will be my first time in Seattle, and I'm really excited about exploring the city and its energy. I'm also looking forward to connecting with other artists and catching some amazing shows. and FOOD.

WWWiFi: What song are you most excited to perform and why?

MM: We are planing to perform some unreleased music, gonna feel out the crowd and hit em with a few surprises. I think it’s important to give a unique experience every performance. It’s a communication between artist and audience, and I love to talk. We may hit em with Prayer, or Grand Theft or something no one has heard yet, it all depends on the conversation.

WWWiFi: What has recently been your source of inspiration and what have you been creating because of it?

MM: People and my personal experiences have been inspiring me. I am very intrigued by human behavior, and cause and affect of my actions. People have helped me grow, helped me learn valuable lessons, and helped me better understand different perspectives. With that comes experiences I put into the music, experiences that others have battled and/or may be facing. As a result, I've been creating conversations of experience, telling my story of things I've been through, ways I talk myself out of anxiety and insecurities and in recent time, honesty. 
 

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WWWiFi: What is a long-term goal you are working toward right now?

MM: I’ve never been big on thinking music could be a career choice, I've always looked at it as a hobby or something I like to do for fun. However, my mind is changing, and I'm becoming more serious about my craft. It may be a bit bold to say, but I want to fill the void of Nina Simone and strengthen my vocal ability. I want to sit next to Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill and know that I've earned that spot and worked my ass off. I'm perfecting my craft and vocal abilities and will get there.

WWWiFi: What flower do you find yourself smoking most?

MM: I got some marshmallow plant in my tea right now lol.

WWWiFi: What are the first 5 words that come to mind when you think of women of color?

MM: Beautiful, Stong, Innovative, Warriors, Go- Getters <3333

 

—Catch Mother Marygold performing on the International Girl Gang stage—

Sunday 6/3 9:15pm @ 13 Coins 255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

https://www.showclix.com/event/UpstreamMusicFestival/tag/InternationalGirlGang

Monday 6/4 @ LoveCityLove

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womenweedwifi-lovecitylove-present-a-full-body-sensory-experience-tickets-46603974743

 

 

 

Mystic Marijuana: Full Moon in Sagittarius
 photos: @servandoisdead/ edits: J-Nasty

photos: @servandoisdead/ edits: J-Nasty

When it comes to the workings of the universe, having a wobbly week surrounding the new or full moon is less geared towards self-correcting. Gemini season started off like one of those spin top toys, strongly whirling about until producing whatever thud it would eventually make. The physics understood about this pointy kinetic invention, is that it stays upright when it rotates, a resemblance of the energy pertaining to this full moon.

This doesn’t mean we have to work on our mind-body momentum and train to be ballerinas *exits stage left with a pirouette*. Rather, it tells us that our hyperactivity of emotions and priorities comes from the union of different sides of our mind. 

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The moon opposes the sun during this period of spiritual culmination. According to charts, the moon is full in Sagittarius and the sun is in Gemini. Usually signs that are characterized as Gemini represents knowledge and those of Sagittarius represent wisdom. The human mind likes to judge and qualify certain situations, to put one ahead of the other. Knowledge is the information needed to navigate this earth plane. Wisdom is the information to transcend this plane. Both are necessary.

We have bodies, but we cannot attach our lives with our bodies. Living in a world of materialism can cloud us to forget the elements of knowledge and wisdom to our relationship with recovery and resurrection. Although, our spirits can “live” without our bodies, at the same time we have to accept the fact that we are here. This full moon during Gemini season, teaches us to not try to focus on one aspect in the exclusion of the other. 

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Your assessment will differ depending on your own specific sign. Generally, secrets will be revealed since Sagittarians are known for wanting to be connected to the truth (and also exposing lies). Our insights stem from yearning to break free from uncomfortable confrontation or to take an unconventional turn. For instance, we often cannot afford to slow or stop our goals just because the sun decided to set. Therefore, we could easily get burnt out.

However, maybe creative endeavors give you a natural high. If so, then the fear of losing daylight disappears and we can embrace working in the night, for that altered state provides intellectual conviction. The science of success is a no brainer: when you have it, you want more of it. But the power of knowledge is not more important than wisdom. Our conscious efforts to stay busy can put us in an emotional gridlock of unmet needs and/or unprocessed feelings. Getting our hustle on can bring disturbing repercussions. Also mindless mornings, when having less motivation has dense obstructions too. Don’t let uneven polarities be an indication of toil and suffering. These instances are a perfect time to converge the innate capacities of the nervous system. Our many beliefs and differences within influence all functions of the body. Our knowledge and wisdom link up to exchange ideas about our health and how to share that duality with the world. 

Our continuity of dual consciousness provides a sense of oneness. So, I wrote a koan to help me attain several levels of awakening: 

Yin is torn from Yang.

 The Sun divorces the Moon

Warmth provides stillness yet
Cold sticks to you. 

Adam loses Eve. 

Sleep heals and Dreams sometimes hurt. 

Holding on weakens your grip, and
Letting go bring uninvited returns.

~ J-NASTY

A koan is meant to be confusing and we teeter through unusual things during full moons. Koans work to tear away all forms of discrimination in the mind and make way for enlightenment. A sudden enigma, a hidden meaning through inadequacy of expression or withholding full knowledge. Here are some of my fave koans I read over and meditate on: 

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you Love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” - OSHO

“You know the sound of two hands clapping; tell me, what is the sound of one hand?”- Haikun Ekaku. 

777 Capsule: SOLAR PLEXUS Pt. 1

Our guest series featuring Neish continues with the third chakra, the solar plexus. Get into pt 1 of this chakra below!

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This is SOLAR PLEXUS

They say you can always look to nature for answers, and your third Chakra, Solar Plexus, is a constant reminder of that. The same way solar power can be retrieved from the sun, willpower is retrieved from your Solar Plexus Chakra.

It is the very core of your personality, your ego, your confidence, self-esteem, and self-discipline. Taking control and responsibility of this center is what pushes you to turn your plans into actions. Blockage or deficiency of your Solar Plexus Chakra can make you completely inactive. Signs will include lack of clarity and ambition, disconnection with your mental and physical being, and procrastination.

Oh the battles I've endured. The wars that have been fought to keep this Chakra balanced. Keep the faith and healing practices, it will get easier.

~Neish (@actionbrownskin) ~