It was a hot evening in May of 2020. I had just moved back home with my parents due to the pandemic and having my salary halved. I was scrolling through Instagram and a zodiac meme caught my eye. It suggested that the best crystal for a Virgo was pink optical calcite. I was immediately captivated and I couldn’t really explain why.

There are a few things I’m going to be referencing in future posts that you might not be familiar with. Divine timing is one of them. I have always been a “everything happens for a reason” person and this pink calcite impulse buy was no exception. Divine timing, if you’re not familiar with it, means that you’re right where you’re supposed to be at this very moment. I was meant to buy that calcite.

Spoiler alert: want to know what calcite does from a metaphysical standpoint? It clears energy blocks and opens you up to your higher consciousness… I had essentially poured kerosine into the fire that is my curiosity for all things metaphysical and spiritual.

You see, my family has a long history with being blessed with spiritual gifts. The women in my family on my moms side have this really strong psychic connection as well (a whole other post coming on that). Maybe its a culture thing or a my family thing but the occult and metaphysical never really scared me because in Mexican culture those things coexist with Catholicism and we generally embrace the spiritual world and honor our dead. My mom, a born-again Christian disagrees with this but she’s been trying her best to understand what I’m going through and where I’m coming from when we have our morning coffee chats.

With the rise of #witchtok on Tiktok during lockdown, I was no exception to this and fell in deep. But the irony is that these were things I had already had interest in and led me more towards my spirituality (less so witchcraft, although many people would label me a witch now). By the fall I had decided I want to try my hand at tarot reading, mostly so I could connect in a more tangible two-way communication method with my spirit guides (more on that later).

By November, the messages were coming in super strong through my tarot and other synchronicities like repeating numbers, animal friends, relationship changes. I could no longer deny the pull by the new year and it showed up in every area of my life including work. I ended up being fired from my job because my heart was no longer in it and it showed. Unfortunately for me, this happened literally a day after I had been approved for my first-time homebuyer loan.

But now I’m in a safe space to grow, I have a solid savings, I have skills, I have drive, I have a purpose. Now its my full time job to figure out how to move forward for my higher purpose and I finally have the means to do that. So here we go, join me while I reinvent myself for the 48579th time.