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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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Wednesday, 30 October 2019


I had a feeling Mercury was about to go into retrograde again and sure enough when I checked things out indeed it is. So if you have noticed anything to with communication slowing down and interactions with others going a bit haywire, and this includes all forms of communication and tools of communication going awry then you can be sure this is why. Although it happens on 31st October 2019 it can take effect a below days before and likewise after moving forward again

During the next Mercury retrograde:
  • If at all possible, avoid signing legal documents.
  • If at all possible, finish projects which involve communication before the retrograde.
  • If at all possible, avoid closing big deals during the retrograde
  • If at all possible, avoid launching new projects during the retrograde
  • If at all possible, avoid scheduling meetings to make a big decision
  • Allow extra time when travelling
  • Backup your hard drive before the retrograde
  • If at all possible, avoid installing new computer software during the retrograde
  • Do needed repairs on machinery before the retrograde
  • Do not hold an election during the retrograde. 
Thankfully for the UK Mercury will have moved on at the up and coming election, hopefully after 12 days it should be ok

Mer R Oct  31 2019  07:42  27°Sc38' R Mer D Nov 20 2019  11:12  11°Sc35' D

Its not all bad though it is actually an ideal time to do some other things, like:

  • Do the follow-ups on a project already started
  • Wrap up or complete a project already started
  • Research a new project thoroughly
  • Catch up on paperwork
  • Hold an information-sharing meeting

Article below is from the The Express

Mercury Retrograde: How will dreaded aspect affect your horoscope this Halloween?

MERCURY RETROGRADE arrives tomorrow. Express.co.uk explains how this astrological aspect can affect your horoscope this Halloween.

Mercury Retrograde is the planetary phenomenon occurring when Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, appears to move backwards across the sky. The apparent reversal in Mercury’s orbit is actually only an illusion when viewed from Earth. Mercury goes Retrograde three or four times a year, for up to three weeks at a time.
Mercury Retrograde first came to prominence British astrological circles in the mid-18th century.
Brace yourself. Mercury reverses courses on Halloween, which is gonna make for a sloppy party
Astrologer Danny Larkin
This was a time when spiritualism and the interest in star signs was extremely popular.
The Roman god Mercury was once considered to affect travel, business, personal wealth and – most of all – communication, meaning astrologers also linked the planet to those areas.
The significance of Mercury Retrograde has become increasingly exaggerated.

Mercury Retrograde: The planet closest to the Sun appears to move backwards during this period (Image: Getty)
Mercury Retrograde: The significance of Mercury Retrograde has become increasingly exaggerated (Image: NASA)
Mercury Retrograde is consequently blamed for everything from technological troubles to workplace tensions.
Astrologer Danny Larkin told Bustle it is no coincidence Mercury Retrograde begins on the scariest day of the year, Halloween.
He said: “Halloween doesn’t just last one day this year — the shenanigans are going to be that intense.
”Brace yourself. Mercury reverses courses on Halloween, which is going to make for a sloppy party.
“If something seems to good to be true this month, it probably is.”
Aries (March 21 to April 19) is considered particularly prone to confusion and miscommunication during Mercury Retrograde, meaning astrologers advise against making major money decisions or moves in relationships.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) is more likely to get caught in the crossfire of other people’s mistakes, rather than being the cause their own drama this Mercury Retrograde.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) could be in for a rough ride all throughout this Mercury Retrograde season, with potential trouble in store in areas relating to health and daily routine.
Mercury Retrograde: Communication is considered to be adversely affected during the Retrograde period (Image: Getty)
Mercury Retrograde: Mercury is here shown up as a tiny speck in front of the enormous Sun (Image: Getty)
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) may also be susceptible to struggles with communicate clearly, particularly with family members this Retrograde.
Leo (July 23 to August 22) can anticipate issues relating to household throughout Retrograde, with broken appliances and domestic disagreements set to be in store.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22) may experience the most interesting Retrograde of all the signs of the zodiac, affecting thought processes and communication.
Libra (September 23 to October 22) could lose something expensive this Mercury Retrograde, meaning it is important to look after your most valued possessions.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) season coincides with Mercury Retrograde, meaning this star sign is in for a relatively easy ride because they have adjusted to the intense energy.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) may spill the beans this Retrograde and unintentionally reveal important secrets.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) could be in for weeks of workplace unpleasantness this Mercury Retrograde.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) is also likely to struggle professionally throughout this Mercury Retrograde.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20) may experience a period of existential crisis, particularly in the areas of religion and learning.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018


Holding on to grudges and past hurts don't help anyone. We have been placed on Earth for good reason, to learn and grow. Not academic subjects, but to learn, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, humility, to be able and willing to put ourselves in the shoes of another. We are all very different and it would be a very sad and dull world if we were all the same, we all think differently and that's OK. If you look back to all the great wars and conflicts in the world and how they were solved, it wasn't through bombing one another but it was through the coming together and talking and communicating with one another. Not all of us will agree with the views of one another and that is allowed. We are lucky to live in the free world and lucky to have the freedom of speech, that does not mean we should abuse it.


What that statement means is that how could anyone possibly know every circumstance of another's life, their hopes, views, and aspirations unless they actually were that person.

All too easily conflicts escalate and get out of hand what was something infantile, minor or could have been dealt with by sensible communication blows up into a full-scale battle, this is often fueled and fanned by drama mongers who get a high and delight at watching others fight. It happens in real life, wars have begun in this way and it happens on here on the Internet.

What I am saying here is to stop and think before fires are fanned and put everything into perspective treat others with respect and allow others their opinions and communicate. Put yourself into another's shoes.

Being a Reiki master I live by these principals and I think it would help others if they did the same. When I initiate others into Reiki they must promise to abide by these rules, its part of our way of life.

These are:

* Just for today don’t get angry
* Just for today don’t worry
* Just for today be grateful
* Just for today work hard
* Just for today be kind to others

The idea behind you tell yourself this is just for today, of course when tomorrow comes you do the same all over again. But trust me it works and no conflict is ever solved without communication

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018


My book "A Psychic Affair" has been chosen for The NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement 
Award Winner for Summer 2018 in the Romance Section

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Friday, 10 August 2018


I was sent this from a book reviewer about my book "A Psychic Affair"

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018


I get a bit tired seeing the word “Holistic” used incorrectly. Often it is used merely to treat a disorder where unlike conventional medicine treats one ailment/disorder, it looks at the patient’s whole symptoms it may even take into account, their emotional/mental state but that is as far as it goes so to put the record straight Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person. That is, instead of treating an illness, as in orthodox allopathic medicine, holistic medicine looks at an individual's overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing before recommending treatment.

An important part of treating someone “Holistically” is treating him/her spiritually as you cannot claim to treat someone holistically without the spiritual aspect. When I mention spiritually I am not talking about a specific religion or set of beliefs, for every religion mentions the spiritual side of us and in holistic therapies, we are mind, body and spirit, essentially we are spirit within a human body. If we tackle this part of us we will achieve inner harmony for dis-harmony and dis-ease begins in the very essence of us “The Spirit”. 

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Friday, 15 June 2018


Interview with Astrid Brown, Author of ‘A Psychic Affair’

Written by professional psychic/medium, Astrid Brown, ‘A Psychic Affair’ shares the intense, emotive romance between two people. It’s as intimate and uplifting as any other relationship, except for one thing – it’s conducted psychically. It’s a romance novel unlike anything else on the market! 

Which means that I was absolutely intrigued, therefore I’ve felt the need to ask Astrid a few questions about the book, challenges of being a psychic/medium & love in general. Enjoy!

1. When did you discover your psychic abilities?

“I’ve had these abilities since birth, my earliest recalls were when I was a baby and I could see lower elementals when I was in my cot. I also remember playing with spirit children before I was school age, I might add my 3 daughters and my grandchildren also have this ability.”

2. What prompted you to write ‘A Psychic Affair?’

” It is based on true experiences plus I wanted to get across how wonderful the spirit world is and how our guides and mentors are there to help us get through the most turbulent times in our lives and it’s not there to frighten us. We are all capable of becoming psychic, not mediumship, that’s gifted or acquired, and that we can develop our psychic abilities if we chose to do so.”

3. What’s the main takeaway, what should the reader understand?

“I want to get across how wonderful the spirit world is and that only our psychical body dies, we live eternally and most importantly never underestimate the powers of the spirit world and the universe and we can influence outcomes. This is the whole purpose of spell work, for every time we think we create thought forms these are thoughts but these thoughts create an energy, and it’s this energy that creates an effect within the universe (it’s all in the book). A spell is just a concentrated thought form. However, we have to respect Universal law ‘like attracts like’ so if you are thinking evil thoughts you will attract negativity back to yourself, so it’s important to always work in the light and be positive.”

4. Being a psychic/medium, what is the most challenging part?

“The challenging part is trying to get across I’m not a fortune teller, I can’t give detailed and complete accurate outcomes as we are subject to the laws of the Universe and we ourselves are responsible for our destiny. We have a plan before we are incarnated, we make this plan as we ourselves want to experience certain lessons in each incarnation. However, that plan is wiped from our conscious mind, it’s still there within our soul, our intuition, and subconscious mind and we are given ‘free will’ so it’s up to us as individuals if we chose to follow our plan. The reason the plan is wiped from our conscious mind is if we knew what was going to happen in our lives we would likely try and avoid the outcomes. The other part that affects our future is ‘Divine timing’ there is no sense of time in the spirit realms, time and clocks don’t exist and when the Universe thinks it’s the right time it will happen only then. As a medium (not a psychic they work on lower energies) I can communicate with spirit and ask them what will happen, however, they will only tell me if it has no influence on our life plan. Nor can I conjure up a spirit, I can ask for them to come forward and it’s up to them and I certainly can’t ask a certain deceased person to talk to me. This was the whole reason for me writing this book and others and for beginning my website, to explain why and how we work.”

5. What do you believe is a true definition of love?

The true definition of true love is, it comes without any judgment or preconditions and you want the other person to be happy even if that is detrimental to you. It’s always putting whom you love first. A quote from the book explains
“It had been a difficult time, if I had any sense I would have walked away. I could not make rhyme or reason why I loved this man. I just knew I did. I knew this was a different kind of love, not the physical kind that begins with lust but it really was on a deeper level, and this was spiritual love where you wanted a kindred spirit to be happy. Where you want the best for them so much so you will do anything to see them smile. It is the kind of love a mother has for her child, the kind of love one sibling has for another, for a best friend and for a lover all wrapped up and bound in one package. It’s very unselfish, non-judgmental, no conditions attached, no hidden agendas, totally unconditional love: this is spiritual love”.

A Psychic Affair
‘A Psychic Affair’ is available now:
Amazon UK (Kindle) – https://amzn.to/2GCxtK9
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Tuesday, 12 June 2018


List Price: $5.50
5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm) 

A light-hearted Novelette with a dash of erotica. Alexa debated with herself trying to reason why she had fallen for Andreas, she wasn’t even sure what he did for a living, all he told her was that he worked for the government, but doing what? He couldn’t have just been some government clerk, he must earn more than a clerk’s wages, for he was always well dressed and he seemed highly educated. Perhaps he worked higher up in government and when she did ask he always skilfully changed the subject. Just who was Andreas?

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Monday, 4 June 2018


This is a review of my novel by misanthropester.com The review on site

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Astrid Brown is a professional psychic medium and has used her experience as a touchstone to introduce readers to the details of ‘mediumship’ and how one navigates the psychic realm in real life. Brown chooses to reach readers through writing a paranormal romance, A Psychic Affair, where her characters become psychically connected developing an intimate relationship. 
There are millions of couples like Maryann and John, two persons who don’t live near each other yet are conducting a life deeply engaged with each other. For man and most of us, this takes the form of relationships conducted online or via social media. Brown takes this notion a step further showing how it can happen without a device but with ones mind. The story of this psychically conducted affair gives readers a window into understanding just what kinds of psychic connection there are and how they function. 
In fact, this is how Brown opens her book by giving us Maryann as a teacher who has to negotiate a standard curriculum and the ever present inquiry of her students into her mediumship. In this way, Brown’s novel is also part guide book, which the author herself states as a necessary aside. A Psychic Affair will serve as an introduction of sorts for those readers curious about the paranormal. For skeptics or casual readers, it is unlikely there will be much substance here of note. Yet like the students Maryann teaches early on in the novel, these kind of readers may be surprised if they continue on or decide to put for the effort, “developing psychically is a choice of our own choosing, for we do have free will.” Maryann like Brown is under no obligation to prove to readers anything but as she shows in the novel, she believes she can at any time. 
Readers who long for a different kind of romance and intrigued by paranormal practices will find A Psychic Affair to be subtly endearing and familiar. The relationship of the novel is really no different than many ordinary relationships. There is a time of wariness, of learning about each other, of tension while deciding whether or not to trust, the consultation with friends, and commitment or consummation. What is perhaps the most interesting relationship of the novel is less the long distance relationship and more the one Maryann develops with her student Annie. It is in these interaction readers see an organic explanation of the kind of practices Brown is most interested in.
A Psychic Affair mixes different styles giving us narrative sections of transcriptions of characters’ Instant Messaging, Brown’s own poetry on being psychic between chapters as well as peppered throughout, and italicized portions written in a prose similar to instruction manuals to ground readers in the details and variety paranormal activities. Readers will find Brown’s novel accessible as its messages and experiences can be incorporate into their own understandings of the world. 

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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.