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The website of Author/Writer and Psychic Medium Astrid Brown. Making the most of 'YOU' i.e. how to achieve well-being and beauty from within ourselves. A truly holistic blog providing information on all aspects of psychic mediumship, spiritualism, philosophy, holistic therapies, nutrition, health, stress, mental health and beauty with a little bit of Wicca for good measure. Feeling and looking good is as much a part of how we feel inside as the outside.



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I am a great believer in Karma, but just what is it? Karma comes from the Sanskrit and ancient Indian Language with the underlying principal that every deed in our lives will affect our future life. For example, if we treat others badly during our lifetime we will have negative experiences later on in that lifetime or in future lifetimes. Likewise, if we treat others well we will be rewarded by positive experiences.

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013


This is a simple three card spread and an ideal way for beginners in Tarot. 

Starting at the left which denotes the past position we have 'the Magician', with my method of reading the Tarot we have a card of choices and which direction to go. It is a card of power and one that states you cannot go wrong here basically all roads lead to Rome so the querient can do anything he or she chooses, he/she can make anything happen and whatever choice he/she makes it wont be a wrong one.

Middle card and the present position of the querient, this pertains to career as wands to me relates to work/career issues. We see the querient's career taking off and venturing into the future although unknown we know from the first card he/she will be OK with the choice they have made. The sun is rising to a bright future this is a card of excitement and there is no longer any holding back the flood gates have no opened and there is no stopping the querient with what he/she wants to do.

The final card denotes the future 'The three of cups'. This card is a card of celebration it can pertain to any kind of celebration as everyone is happy and toasting the querient, its a highly positive card. What draws my eye is the winged god Apollo flying into the picture and the celebration, cups generally pertains to relationships so it's someone coming back into the querient's life to join in the celebration and everyone is so happy for the querient.

Putting the reading together, the querient had to make choices in his or her life it wasn't easy and tough decisions had to be made and the querient debated and worried about making the wrong choice. However they need not have worried for they had the power along to do right whatever direction they chose. They were protected and charmed and always will be. I feel here moving into the present the decisions that were made by the querient pertained to their career and if they weren't aware it is about to take off and lead to more and new things, it's a period of bubbling excitement and although this can be fearful, venturing into the unknown is fearful but only because it's unknown. Lastly the future and the celebration and the fruition of the work that's been done in the past, here are the rewards, I say rewards the plural for there are two things afoot for the querient. There is the celebration and fruition of past career choices and there is someone coming back as in a relationship to join in the celebrations. However the querient is largely unaware of this he/she is celebrating the career decision unaware of what is unfolding. This is double joy and the rewards are great.

Monday, 8 July 2013


We all know how stress can affect us, loss of appetite, over eating, high blood pressure etc. I write about this all the time on this site. I also advocate how Holistic Therapies can alleviate the symptoms, but something simple such as walking can do much to lessen anxiety and costs nothing. The great thing about walking you can even meditate as you walk, you don't need to sit with your eyes closed and you can calm your mind by concentrating on the walk.


It's official - you CAN walk away stress: Scientists discover how a stroll can soothe the brain

  • Walking briskly or jogging activates soothing neurons in the brain
  • These neurons help dull feelings of stress, anxiety and even depression

One of the best ways to relieve the stresses of the day is to simply walk them away, scientists have found.
Walking briskly or jogging really does calm you down by sparking nerve cells in the brain that relax the senses, new research has shown.
Exercise has long been thought to be effective for anxiety and depression, but the brain mechanism behind the phenomenon has remained a mystery.
Now tests on mice show when they are active, soothing neurons in the brain are triggered. When they are then exposed to a stressor, these neurons calm them down.
Stress relief: Scientists have found that going for a brisk walk or jog really does calm people down by triggering nerve cells in the brain that relax the senses
Stress relief: Scientists have found that going for a brisk walk or jog really does calm people down by triggering nerve cells in the brain that relax the senses 

Researchers took two groups of animals, one that ran around and another that was sedentary, and then tested the amount of brain cells that formed after they exercised.
The runners' brains had a number of new neurons specifically designed to inhibit brain activity and quiet more excitable ones. The researchers then put the mice into ice cold baths to create a stressful environment.
As expected, large numbers of excitable neurons were fired up in the hippocampus, a region of the brain involved in emotional responses.
But in the brains of the runners, calming neurons were also quickly released warding off unnecessary anxiety.
The research shows exercising mice are able to cope better with stress, and it is believed the effect is also seen in humans, reports the Journal of Neuroscience.
Professor Elizabeth Gould, of Princeton University, New York, said physical activity reorganises the brain so anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal function.
She said: 'Understanding how the brain regulates anxious behaviour gives us potential clues about helping people with anxiety disorders.
'It also tells us something about how the brain modifies itself to respond optimally to its own environment.'
Potential treatment: Soothing neurons are activated in the brain when we walk, jog or run, which can help ease the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression
Potential treatment: Soothing neurons are activated in the brain when we walk, jog or run, which can help ease the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression 

The findings resolve a paradox because exercise reduces anxiety while also promoting the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus.
Because these young cells are typically more excitable than their more mature counterparts, exercise should result in more anxiety, not less.
But the researchers found exercise also strengthens the mechanisms that prevent these brain cells from firing.
Prof Gould said identifying neurons and regions important to anxiety regulation may help scientists better understand and treat human anxiety disorders.
From an evolutionary standpoint, the research also shows the brain can be extremely adaptive and tailor its own processes to an organism's lifestyle or surroundings.
A higher likelihood of anxious behaviour may have an adaptive advantage for less physically fit creatures.
Anxiety often manifests itself in avoidance behaviour and avoiding potentially dangerous situations would increase the likelihood of survival, particularly for those less capable of responding with a 'fight or flight' reaction, added Prof Gould.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013







I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.


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