Spirituality and astrology seemed to be a growing topic within the last few years. Whether you're just into your horoscope every once in a while or deep into a spiritual abyss Krystals vast knowledge makes Spirit Astro a great landing spot for added consciousness. So obviously we had to ask a few questions.
1. What inspired you to start Spirit Astro?
I felt like there was a gap in the information available online that explained astrology in a helpful and healing way. I found a lot of the information to be click bait, outdated or just too complex. Spirit Astro began as a space where I could offer my astrology readings and has now grown into a more diverse website that continues to offer readings but also carries hand crafted spiritual based products designed by myself and other artisans.
2. Do you have a favorite crystal?
Yes! Selenite is my favorite crystal to use because it promotes purity and honesty. It forces the person holding it to be honest with themselves by clearing energy blockages. It’s also absolutely stunning and is one of the few crystals that doesn’t require cleansing and will also charge other crystals.
3. What does spirituality mean to you?
Spirituality is a personal practice. There’s no one way or “right” way to do it. For some people their workout is their spiritual practice, other people their art. Spirituality in my opinion is anything that brings you back to mindfulness and allows you to lead your life with more love and compassion.
4. Do you see the sudden surge of desire towards spirituality as a trend or an awakening across the world?
Trends come and go, but a lot of spirituality consists of ancient practices that have been around forever. I think the sudden surge isn't so much of a new desire, rather than people just feeling more open to sharing it online via social media and in their friend groups. That being said, you will always find inauthentic people in every modality. The most important thing to remember is to trust in your intuition and believe in yourself above anyone or anything else.
5. Can you give us a rundown on sage and palo santo?
Sage is diverse so I will give you the history of how I was taught to use it. Growing up I moved around a lot and one of the places that I've been blessed experience is the Black Hills of South Dakota. The native culture remains strong here and I was lucky to have lived with a Lakota Sioux family who took me under their wing and taught me a lot of their practices which I still use today, one of them being smudging with white sage. White sage carries a masculine energy and is used to cleanse one's spirit and surroundings. The Lakota also use sweet grass which is more feminine but I prefer Palo Santo which is native to South America. Palo Santo translates to "Holy Wood" and it is just that! Traditionally when burned, the smoke is believed to have numerous healing and therapeutic qualities. It's smell is reminiscent of a temple with notes of pine and citrus.
6. What’s a quote you live by?
“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” -Charles Bukowski
Posted by Dhani