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Since ancient times, incense has been used in the East, Egypt, Babylon and America for healing, meditation, cleansing houses, and temples. Recipes of their preparation were passed down from generation to generation. The scope of their application has not changed much to date: incense is used to treat various diseases, to disinfect the air, for meditation, as an offering, for ritual ceremonies, and also just for enjoying their pleasant fragrance. But do you know how to choose and use incenses properly? Let me share with you the guide for using and shopping for incense!

Different Kinds Of Incenses

Incenses can be different in their form:

  • mixtures,
  • briquettes,
  • sticks,
  • pyramids,
  • oils.

Moreover, they can be different in composition.

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Oil Incenses

This kind of incense has two components in their composition:

  • the base, which perfectly absorbs essential oils and is capable of smoldering;
  • the oil itself or the composition of oils.

You can find oil incenses in the form of sticks, plasticine or lace.

Oil Mixture Incenses

The composition of oil mixture incenses is not only oil-treated coal-based but it can also include honey, melted butter, powder plants, and manure (if you’re vegan you don’t want to buy this kind).

Herbal And Floral Incense

Incenses of this kind are calm and closer to natural odors. They are good for aromatherapy as a soothing agent.

Honey And Dung Incense

The production of honey and dung incense goes back to antiquity. They were used during the time of Ramayana. The main difference between honey incense is that they have a barely noticeable sweet flavor that accompanies the main smell. Honey incense is used for aromatization of premises, aromatherapy, as well as for Pujas.

Most people feel weird about using dung incense. Indeed, for us, dung is considered to be bad-smelling and unclean. Our opinion about dung is very different from the meaning of the ancient scripts. And these scripts say that on the basis of cow manure not only incense can be produced (which, it should be noted, does not smell like manure itself) but also medicinal products. To distinguish manure incense is possible only by external rough appearance and the dense smoke emitted when it’s burning.

Camphor Cardamom Or Camphor Itself

The disadvantage of this kind of incense is that the quality of it slightly decreases, but the aromatic and medicinal properties remain longer. Camphor incense is good for body detox, as well as to cleanse space from spirits and negative energy. These incenses have immune-strengthening properties and contribute to the prevention of respiratory and epidemic diseases.

Cone-Shaped Incense

In the middle ages, cone-shaped (sandalwood) incense penetrated into Europe, where they were appreciated and were burned exclusively on major holidays. Cone-shaped incense is made by pressing a mixture of aromatic herbs, or with the addition of a small amount of fir resin, juniper, and other plants or without fastening additives. It is important to note that these incenses have the shape of a pyramid. This is a huge advantage, as the smoke released during combustion has more energy than the smoke from other incense. The method of application is similar to that of other incenses.

Lace Incense

It is another bizarre form of incense. It is a coil of slowly smoldering hemp rope impregnated with some essential oil. Here it should be noted that the aroma is very, very extraordinary: the duet of burnt hemp rope with a burnt sandal or red tree. In India, lace incense is in great demand among traders and, apparently, buyers too, in particular at vegetable markets. Street hairdressers and shoemakers are among the “gourmets” of this fragrance. To date, in majority other countries, the lace incense has not found a place of application.

Powdery Incense

Their composition is exclusively natural, the replacement of natural components with the chemical would be obvious. For the most part, powdery incense is made in Tibet, although in ancient times in Russia the same incense was used to fumigate patients. Also, shamans use herbal powders in their rites. But they are rarely used for Pujas. With the departure of the Egyptian, Babylonian and ancient Greek civilizations the tradition of burning loose incense in the temples have exhausted.

Chinese Incense

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Chinese incense is characterized by a subtle mystical aroma with subtle transitions of one scent to another. This group is dominated by sandalwood and floral fragrances without a basis. Chinese incenses with bamboo sticks are less common. Ancient Chinese invention is the spiral – thin unbonded incense, swirling in a few circles. In China, it is believed that they should burn clockwise, creating an “energy column” so that through it the cosmic message descends down to man. There is a huge variety of colored Chinese spirals, which have a unique, wonderful and delicate aroma, used in various rites and for purification.

Tibetan Incense

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Tibetan incense is a unique masterpiece of the ancient art of healing and worshipping Deities. It plays an important role in aromatherapy medicine. The secrets of making Tibetan sticks and powders have reached our civilization from the depths of centuries, and today these ancient recipes are passed down from generation to generation. In the fullness of time in the highlands of the Himalayas people collect manually all the necessary herbs. Further, these herbs are subjected to thorough ecological expertise and control over the observance of the quality. In ancient times, wise Tibetan monks collected these divine herbs in the mountains for meditation, worship, and treatment. Despite the fact that Tibet was captured by China and the Tibetans were destroyed by the masses, this sacred art lives to this day. The descendants of Tibetan monks moved to India and Nepal, continuing the ancient tradition in a foreign land.

To prepare their magical compositions, herb collectors had to climb the mountains on secret paths known only to them, and collect herbs, roots, and minerals there. As their land was occupied, they returned and the production of incense was carried out in India and Nepal. Unfortunately, most of the Tibetan incense is not carefully enough milled, which slightly complicates the process of burning and the intensity of the smoke. The composition of Tibetan sticks usually includes up to forty components. These fragrances do not have a bamboo base and gradually change their scent when burning, adding new notes to the original scent.

Brief Inscence Guide

If you are a fan of agarbatti, you may find it useful to find a brief guide of fragrances, which contains the characteristics of scent and their psycho-emotional benefits, which will make it easier for you to choose the right incense.

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AMBER

This aroma is resinous, sweet, warm, joyful. It enhances the element of fire in the body, warms the heart, makes it kind and compassionate. It improves mutual understanding between people.

ORANGE

This aroma is gentle, light, sweet, cold. It relieves depression, fear, irritability; treats cramps, insomnia, frigidity, and impotence.

AFRODESIA

This aroma is light, exquisite, intoxicating. It gives confidence, strengthens the mind and body; awakes sensuality.

BERGAMOT

This aroma is cold, sweet and sour, tender, fresh. It has a strong tonic effect. It calms, gives strength, relieves fatigue, tension, improves memory and attention.

VANILLA

This aroma is sweet, sugary, and joyful. It gives joy, makes the heart kind and opens to communication.

GARDENIA

This aroma is light, cold, and sweet-tart. It promotes relaxation, calms the nerves, has an anti-stress effect, finds reserve strength in the body.

GERANIUM

This aroma is soft tart, cooling, fresh. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, relieves headaches, migraines, hypertension attacks.

HYACINTH

This aroma is fresh, cool, and light. It gives freshness to the body and feelings, strengthens the body’s protective power. It calls for self-reflection and self-analysis.

JASMINE

This aroma is exquisite, delicate, sweet-cold, weighted. This scent has an anti-stress and relaxing effect, eliminates fatigue, mobilizes the body’s reserve forces. It enhances sensuality and is considered a “female” aroma.

YLANG-YLANG

This aroma is light, elegant, fresh, invigorating. It is a good antidepressant, causes a sense of self-confidence. It relieves seizures and headaches. Ylang-ylang is a great aphrodisiac and is considered a “masculine” scent.

CAMPHOR

This aroma is clean, fresh, warm, and sharp. It has the property to remove inflammation and warm. It is able to exert a sobering effect and to calm sexual excitement.

CEDAR

This aroma is soft, velvet, resinous, and warm. It regulates the self-regulation of the body, treats respiratory diseases. Moreover, it enhances sensory perception, fills the body with energy, excites and warms.

COCONUT

This aroma is sweet, warm, and fragrant. It stimulates the appetite, increases metabolic processes in the body, relieves apathy and drowsiness.

CINNAMON

This scent is warm, spicy, sweet, and playful. It stimulates blood circulation, relieves the effects of intoxication, strengthens the nervous system, warms, cheers, and relieves depression.

LAVENDER

This aroma is cold, fresh, thin, and bitter. It has strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Lavander is beneficial to use lavender incense for influenza, bronchitis, and pneumonia. It relieves fatigue, insomnia, strengthens the body’s immune system. Moreover, it stimulates blood circulation, eliminates mental lethargy, irritability, hysteria and the state of causeless fear.

FRANKINCENSE

This scent is smoky, sweet, tart, and buttery. It strengthens and brightens the aura, enhances the mind, inspires and awakens interest in life and optimism.

LEMON

This aroma is sour, cool, and light. It strengthens the human immune system, has antiviral and anti-infectious effects. It relieves headaches, dizziness, nausea.

LEMONGRASS

This aroma is sour and cool. It improves memory, helps to concentrate attention, increases concentration, eliminates the consequences of fatigue and lack of sleep.

LOTUS

This scent is light, elegant, fresh, and sweet. It gives freshness to the body and feelings, relieves fatigue. Moreover, it spiritualizes the thoughts and existence, and conducive to the spiritual development.

MAGNOLIA

This aroma is cool, sweet, refined, and delicate. It calms, promotes relaxation and rest, drives away fears and anxiety.

ALMOND

This scent is velvety, bitter, smoky, and soft. It helps to improve heat exchange in the body. It brings joy to the mind and heart, sharpens sensory perception.

MYRRH

This aroma is enveloping and sweet. It helps with insomnia, alleviates stress. It is favorable for strengthening the aura, improves meditation, and achievement in the spiritual search.

JUNIPER

This aroma is gentle, fresh, and velvet. It clarifies the mentality, removes the fear and inactivity, increases intuition.

MUSK

This aroma is warm, fragrant, spicy, and slightly tart. It helps with anxiety, mental fatigue, relieves stress.

NEROLI

This scent is gentle, cool, and light. It strengthens the heart, improves its performance, has a powerful sedative effect, helps with insomnia, stress, and depression.

OPIUM

This aroma is cold, resinous, astringent, and bitter. It tones, cheers, gives sharpness of mind and warms the heart.

PACIOLI

This aroma is tart, heady, and sweet. It is a powerful anti-virus tool. Pacioli nourishes, refreshes, gives strength and determination. It is also a strong erotic stimulant, it increases sensitivity, eliminates the frigidity and impotence.

ROSE

This scent is smoky, sweet, warm, and intoxicating. It transforms the unproductive energy of anger, frustration, and sorrow into the energy of self-improvement. People who inhale the aroma of roses, cause sympathy for others, have a light even aura, friendly and unobtrusive. Rose scent heals depression, insomnia, stress and nervous tension. It also relieves anxiety, nightmares, heals arrhythmia, and improves blood circulation.

ROSEMARY

It is a light, soft, fresh, and sweet aroma. Rosemary has a strong antimicrobial effect. It is the aroma of the heart. It improves blood supply to the heart muscle.

RHODODENDRON

This aroma is moist, light, slightly astringent. It is a powerful tool for cleansing and concentration of the mind. It sharpens the perception and improves memory.

SANDALWOOD

This aroma is exquisite, delicate, hazy, and tart. It promotes relaxation and meditation. Sandalwood calms the nerves, opens energy, springs creativity and talent. It compacts the energy layer, allows you to quickly and smoothly restore the thinned aura. Moreover, it helps with depression, insomnia, hiccups on the nervous soil, irritation of the throat, runny nose, nausea, heartburn. It is a mild aphrodisiac – increases sensuality, treats frigidity and impotence.

PINE

This scent is fresh, cold, and light. Pine activates the breath, which potentiates the pulmonary circulation. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, accelerates the process of rehabilitation after long-term, serious diseases.

TULASI

This aroma is gentle, silky, warm, and exciting. It relieves dizziness, headaches, and irritability. Tulasi scent helps with insomnia, depression and melancholy attacks.

THUJA

This aroma is tart, resinous, and cool. It refreshes and restores strength. Thuja scent is a great erotic stimulator. It enhances sensuality, eliminates frigidity and impotence.

VIOLET

This scent is light, delicate, and silky. It promotes relaxation, calms the nervous system, has an anti-stress effect.

CHAMPA

This aroma is soft, sweet, moist, and mysterious. It is favorable for compaction and clarification of aura. Champa promotes the concentration of the mind, relieves nervous tension and fatigue.

EUCALYPTUS

This aroma is tart, astringent, and pungent. It purifies the air and kills bacteria. Eucalyptus is a powerful anti-virus and anti-inflammatory agent.

How To Choose Incense Depending On the Season?

Did you know that you can choose incense depending on the season and the weather? Let me share with you a brief guide on how to do it.

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For winter (cold, dry weather) suitable scents such as eucalyptus, rose, cinnamon, geranium, heather, basil, winter cherry, citronella.

For early spring (cool dry weather) will fit warm, slightly moist flavors such as vanilla, myrrh, pine, cedar, lotus, orange, parijat.

For late spring (warm and dry weather) is good to use neroli, rosemary, jasmine, ylang-ylang, opium, tea tree incenses.

For summer (hot wet weather) suitable scents such as saffron, sandal, lavender, incense, bergamot, magnolia, lemon, sorghum.

For autumn (cool wet weather) suitable scents such as amber, patchouli, geranium, Champa, tuberose, cedar.

How To Choose Incents Depending On the Zodiac Sign?

You can also choose incense according to your Zodiac sign. Let me share with you the scents that are suitable for different zodiac signs the most.

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Aries (March 21 – April 20):

Pine, patchouli, geranium, rose, lemon, musk, frankincense, rosemary, sandalwood, vanilla, coriander, juniper, sage, vetiver.

These aromas harmonize the stormy temperament of Aries and turn his (her) stubbornness in the right direction.

Taurus (April 21 – May 20):

Bergamot, mint, cedar, chamomile, lemon, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, jasmine, sage, lotus, magnolia.

These flavors deliver happiness and joy!

Gemini (May 21 – June 21):

Sandal, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, orange, musk, neroli, rose, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, cinnamon, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, jasmine.

These scents balance the light, airy nature of Gemini, help them stand firmly on the ground.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22):

Jasmine, amber, bergamot, pine, lavender, lemon, lemon sorghum, myrrh, neroli, orange, herb aroma, tuberose, Champa.

These aromas help Cancer to keep a good mood and not to plunge into depression.

Leo (July 23 – August 23):

Frankincense, coconut, lemon, orange, patchouli, myrrh, rose, sandalwood, rosemary, juniper, mogra.

These scents emphasize the “royalty” of Leo and help to maintain good health.

Virgo (August 24 – September 23):

Myrrh, sandalwood, cedar, eucalyptus, geranium, orange, musk, neroli, frankincense, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, citronella, saffron, lemon sorghum.

These scents help Virgo to relax and enjoy life!

Libra (September 24 – October 24):

Pine, rose, lavender, incense, cedar, mint, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, geranium, eucalyptus.

These scents help Libra to feel good at any period of life and not overwork.

Scorpio (24 October – 22 November):

Patchouli, jasmine, pine, lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, cinnamon, magnolia, sedge, amber, basil, vetiver.

These scents will help Scorpio cope with his (her) feelings and not suffer from stress.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21):

Lavender, musk, lemon, lemon sorghum, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, frankincense, rose, rosemary, cinnamon, vanilla.

These scents help Sagittarius to remain calm and to be in good mood.

Capricorn (December 23 – January 20):

Amber, sandalwood, bergamot, sedge, lavender, eucalyptus, juniper, frankincense, Himalayan gold leaf, rose.

These scents help Capricorn to feel the joy of life and give him (her) creative energy.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20):

Cedar, bergamot, pine, lemon, citronella, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, tuberose, agar.

These scents help Aquarius to keep vital energy and sexual appeal.

Pisces (21 February – 20 March):

Cedar, orange, bergamot, lavender, eucalyptus, musk, myrrh, neroli, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, jasmine, juniper, opium, tea tree.

These scents help the Pisces to concentrate and “swim” with the flow of life to success and prosperity.

The Bottom Line

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Despite all the benefits that incense can provide you should be aware that they can also harm your health. As you know, incenses are made from different parts of odorous plants – bark, roots, flowers, resin and essential oils. The base of incense is usually a thin bamboo stick. When burning, all this releases carcinogenic substances (such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, carbonyl compounds, and benzene), which contribute to the development of cancer. People know about the destructive properties of carcinogens for quite a long time. That’s why you need to be cautious about using the incenses all the time.

You should be aware that it’s not a good idea to use incenses every day. You may use them for your meditations or cleanse the energy of your house or aura. But make sure that the windows are open and air circulating in the room while you’re burning the incense. It is very important to keep the windows open! Otherwise, you may experience all the side effects of inhaling the carcinogens.


Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Full Moon Crystal Cleansing Ritual

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Anyone who regularly works with stones and crystals knows that they can accumulate negative energy. Therefore, they need to be cleansed regularly. And the period of the full moon is the best time to do this. In this article, we will share with you a full moon crystal cleansing ritual.

What Crystals Need a Cleansing?

A new crystal that you just purchased or received as a gift always carries the energy of its previous owner or the energy of people who touched it. Such a crystal definitely needs a cleansing!

Also, it is recommended to perform “crystals’ scanning” regularly. During such “a scanning” you may notice that some crystals simply “don’t feel right”. Such crystals also need to be cleansed.

To perform “the scanning”, take a crystal in your hand. Close your eyes and focus on your feelings and sensations. If you feel any tension, anxiety, any sort of discomfort, anger, aggression, or you feel like all of a sudden your mood has changed, then it is a sign that this crystal has accumulated too much negative energy and needs cleansing.

Do you have a favorite crystal that you feel a special connection with? Maybe it’s a ring with a beautiful amethyst? Or agate bracelet? Or maybe a beautiful larimar crystal necklace? If all a sudden you don’t feel that special connection with your favorite crystal anymore and you even have a desire to replace it with another one, that could be a sign that your crystal just needs to be cleansed. So, instead of going to the crystal store for buying a new talisman stone, cleanse your old “friend” first. It served you for years and needs a little bit of special attention and cleansing treat.

If you are deeply intuitive and vibrate at a high level, you will immediately feel the difference in the quality of the energy coming from your crystals after cleansing and recharging them.

Full Moon Crystal Cleansing

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There are many different ways to perform crystal cleansing. However, the most powerful time for performing such cleansing is the full Moon. Moonlight restores and returns them to their natural powerful state.

The full Moon has a very powerful energy. The energy of the Moon reaches its maximum power during the full Moon. At this time, the Moon becomes a powerful conductor through which its energy is poured into the Earth.

The Full moon is the most favorable period for performing rituals of cleansing from negativity. This applies to both – rituals for the purification of space, aura, and crystal cleansing rituals.

The Moon’s energy is undoubtedly positive. It is a source of Divine energy that pours on our planet.

However, we should also keep in mind that the Moon is also responsible for our emotions. It multiplies whatever emotion we feel. If the emotion is positive it may turn us into an overly positive state. And if the emotion is negative it may turn us into a source of distraction and chaos. Therefore, whenever you decide to work with the Moon energy, you have to make sure that you have a calm state of mind. To be overly excited or very negative are equally unsuitable states to be in for performing any of the Moon’s rituals.

Full Moon Crystal Cleansing Ritual

1. Wash your crystals

Wash your crystals before placing them under the moonlight to dry and recharge.

Just hold the crystals under cold running water for 10-15 minutes, and the water will carry away the extra heavy information that has accumulated in them. It is good to combine such cleansing with visualization, as water washes away and takes away all the negativity.

Important! Not all crystals go well with water. Never cleanse these crystals with water:

  • Angelite
  • Calcite
  • Carnelian
  • Galena
  • Halite
  • Hematite
  • Labradorite
  • Lepidolite
  • Lodestones
  • Malachite
  • Mica
  • Moldavite
  • Muscovite
  • Obsidian
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Pyrite
  • Selenite
  • Turquoise
  • Ulex and some others.

If you’re working with the above crystals then instead of water cleansing use air cleansing method. For doing this, you can use incense sticks or dried herbs. Suitable options: lavender, sage, incense, juniper, myrrh, wormwood, and cedar.

Set fire to incense and carry your crystals through the running smoke several times. Then put them next to the sticks until the sticks and herbs are completely burned. Do not forget to ventilate the room after this procedure, to get rid of all the negative energy after cleansing.

2. Find a proper place

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Find a place, preferably right on the ground or on a natural surface such as a large rock that illuminates all the moonlight. The ideal time to place your crystals is just after sunset when the shadows have almost disappeared from your surroundings and the sun is no longer visible.

Position your crystals in such a way so that they do not touch each other and do not obstruct each other. What you are trying to achieve is the maximum surface area of a crystal that can be exposed to moonlight.

3. Set your intention

It is very important to set your intention. For doing this, repeat three times:

“Let these crystals be cleansed from any negativity with the power of the Moon’s Divine Energy. Let these crystals be restored to their natural purity and powers. Let these crystals to become powerful tools in my hands.”

4. Chant purifying mantra

Now chant purifying mantra out loud for 108 times:

OM AH HUM

This is a very powerful mantra that helps to remove any negative chi and negative karma from your crystals.

5. Perform visualization

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Focus on the crystals and visualize how they are imbued with the cleansing and healing cosmic energies that have passed through the prism of the moon. These Divine energies are purifying your crystals and increasing their powers. Visualize these energies in white, purple, or golden color. Stay in this visualization for at least 5 minutes.

6. Invite sound vibrations

Sound is able to create certain vibrations that purify and balance the energy around. For these purposes, you can use singing bowls, bells, and all sorts of stringed instruments. Just play the sound vibration directed at your crystals.

7. Bury your crystals (optional)

This step is optional. You can leave your crystals under the moonlight for the night or bury them in the ground.

Earth is the home of all stones, the place of their birth, so in their native element, they are not only cleansed but also gain strength.

If you decide to use the power of the Earth element for cleansing your crystals, then you should bury them in the ground for 3-7 days. The energy of the Earth resets all the information accumulated in them. If you don’t have your own land, then you can use an ordinary flower pot with dirt in it. Bury your crystals in this pot of dirt. After a few days, dig up your crystals and wash them with water.

If you don’t want to bury your crystals, then just leave them outside under the moonlight until the sunrise. It is preferred to bring them home early in the morning before the first rays of sun hit them.

Note:

If you are going to leave your crystals in the moonlight, please check the weather forecast in advance. Some crystals, such as selenite, malachite, halite, or salt, can be damaged or dissolved by rain, or high humidity.

8. Charging

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When you bring your crystals home, you need to perform the ceremony of dedication and charge them with your intention. To learn how to do this read our article “How To Charge Crystals”.

The Bottom Line

In our opinion, the Full Moon crystal cleansing ritual is one of the most effective ways to purify your crystals and increase their power. Listen to your intuition and feel free to add additional steps to this ritual. You can use the power of prayer, ritual dance, singing, or other methods you resonate with. Do not miss the next Full Moon to fill your crystals with its Divine energy!


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Inspirational Quotes About Change: 60 Thought-Provoking Sayings

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Change can be scary and it’s definitely very uncomfortable. Sometimes it may seem like we can keep living our lives without leaving our comfort zone too much. However, if you want to improve your life and take a step forward in your growth and development, you can’t skip the change it requires. We know how difficult it can be to take that first step towards changes and leaving your comfort zone. That’s why we picked 60 of the most inspirational quotes about change that will motivate and inspire you when it feels hard to make an important decision.

Here it is – our collection of the most inspirational quotes about change!

60 Inspirational Quotes About Change

#1

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“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
– Albert Einstein

#2

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

#3

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
– Leo Tolstoy

#4

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
– Roy T. Bennett

#5

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela

#6

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”
– Steve Maraboli

#7

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Rumi

#8

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
Lao Tzu

#9

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
– Steve Maraboli

#10

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”
– C. JoyBell C.

#11

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
– George Bernard Shaw

#12

“It’s never too late to change your life for the better. You don’t have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life.”
– Roy T. Bennett

#13

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
Paulo Coelho

#14

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”
– Fyodor Dostoevsky

#15

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“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

#16

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– Buckminster Fuller

#17

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
Wayne W. Dyer

#18

“Changing your outside world cannot make you happy if you are an unhappy person. The real personal change can only happen from the inside out. If you first create the change within yourself, you can turn your life around.”
– Roy T. Bennett

#19

“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”
― Steve Maraboli

#20

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
― William Jennings Bryan

#21

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”
― Rick Warren

#22

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
Alan Wilson Watts

#23

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“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
Eckhart Tolle

#24

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
Steve Jobs

#25

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”
― Madonna

#26

“The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.”
– Vernon Howard

#27

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.”
– Tony Robbins

#28

“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.”
― Roy T. Bennett

#29

“Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!”
― Steve Maraboli

#30

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“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
― Winston S. Churchill

#31

“You can live your dreams if you can embrace change. It’s by taking chances that you’ll learn how to be brave.”
– Charles Darwin

#32

“If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Maya Angelou

#33

“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built”
– John A. Shedd

#34

“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”
– Denis Waitley

#35

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”
– Jacob M. Braude

#36

“There is nothing permanent except change.”
– Heraclitus

#37

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“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
– Henry Ford

#38

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
– Oprah Winfrey

#39

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
– Henri Bergson

#40

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
– Raymond Lindquist

#41

“It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.”
Bob Proctor

#42

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
– Socrates

#43

“There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

#44

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“Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”
– Mandy Hale

#45

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”
Carl Jung

#46

“Continuity gives us roots, but change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.”
–Pauline R. Kezer

#47

“Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.”
– Rev. Jesse Jackson

#48

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”
– Oprah Winfrey

#49

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.”
– Abraham Maslow

#50

“Impermanence and selflessness are not negative aspects of life, but the very foundation on which life is built. Impermanence is the constant transformation of things. Without impermanence, there can be no life. Selflessness is the interdependent nature of all things. Without interdependence, nothing could exist.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

#51

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”A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.”
– Chinese Proverb

#52

“Be happy to change your goals, but never change your values.”
Dalai Lama

#53

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”
– Chinese Proverb

#54

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”
– Jack Dixon

#55

“You can change your life for the better. You already have the tools within you to do so. These tools are your thoughts and beliefs.”
Louise Hay

#56

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
– Charles Darwin

#57

“When we shift from negatively complaining to positively affirming, conditions change. Then complaining is no longer the operative law in our life-freedom is.”
Michael Bernard Beckwith

#58

“You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution. Change is inevitable, personal growth is always a personal decision.”
– Bob Proctor

#59

“Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

#60

“Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.”
Don Miguel Ruiz

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Feng Shui Astrology for June: the Month of the Water Horse

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Feng Shui astrology is based on the Chinese calendar. The dates of the beginning and the end of the months are different from those generally accepted in the Gregorian calendar. According to the Chinese calendar, the fifth month of the year starts on June 5th, 2020, and ends on July 6th, 2020. Therefore, all the recommendations are given in this article will be accurate until July 6th.

Feng Shui astrology believes that each month has its unique energy and character. Therefore, each month’s energy is expressed through one of the 12 Zodiac animals and connected to one of 5 elements.

June 2020 is the month of the Water Horse. In this article, I will share with you what kind of energy and events to expect this month and how to properly choose dates for different events.

Feng Shui Astrology for June 2020

The Energy of the Month of the Water Horse

According to the Chinese calendar, June 2020 is ruled by the Water Horse.

The Water Horse represents a conflict between the Fire and the Water elements. In nature, this image is embodied in the form of a geyser or geothermal stream. Therefore, it is expected to be a difficult month filled with contradictory events. With apparent external calm, passions and unbalanced emotions can rage inside.

The Horse (the animal of the month) will face the Rat (the animal of the year) which will lead to the ease of the general panic and add to optimism. In June 2020, people may feel happier, less stressed and the overall world situation may seem like it’s improving. After everything people have been through, they will probably want to relax and have fun. However, you must be mindful of your time! Do not relax too much, because the period when the Fire element is present is quite short, and during this time it is better to do as much as possible, to create a stable basis for the future.

This month represents a conflict of “work” and “rest”. Feng Shui astrology recommends you to sacrifice your rest and work hard – then June 2020 will be very fruitful.

It is recommended to refrain from any long-distance trips in the East and Northwest directions. It can be dangerous. This recommendation only applies to long-distance trips. It is ok to take a walk or move around the city or close to it in the East or Northwest direction.

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Auspicious Days For June 2020

June 16th and 18th are favorable for any positive cases. Actions started on these dates will get to a good start and have every chance of success. However, these dates are not suitable for those born in the year of the Monkey.

June 12th and 24th, and July 6th are good dates for long-term affairs to get stable results. This date is not suitable for those born in the year of the Dragon.

Days With a Higher Risk of Getting Viruses And Other Infectious Diseases

June 5th, 17th, and 29th – during these days it’s easier to get a disease, which is especially important at the present time. Therefore, make sure during these days to practice social distancing and stay at home, as there is an increased risk of getting infections and viruses!

Unauspicious Days For June 2020

June 8th, 14th, 20th, and 26, and July 2nd are unfavorable dates to start important things. There may be difficulties, obstacles, and problems.

June 7th and 19th, and July 1st are not suitable for a lot of activity, organizing important events, or starting medical treatment. But you can use them to complete old cases.

Feng Shui Astrology For June: Check Out Your Bagua Sectors

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If you are new to Bagua make sure to read my articles:

Feng Shui Bagua: 8 Aspirations

The Feng Shui Bagua Map: How to Use It?

According to Feng Shui astrology, each of the 9 sectors of your house is under the influence of a certain type of energy. This energy changes from month to month, from year to year. In this particular article, I will not be talking about the annual chart but focusing on the energy influence of the month.

Center

The central part of your house is influenced by the Peach Blossom Star which activates romantic energy. It is definitely a good sector to spend time in for those looking for love and relationship. However, it’s not a good sector for married couples because occupation and activity in this sector may lead to infidelity.

The Center of your house is also a good sector for those focusing on self-improvement and studying. Working on new skills or studying an online course in this sector, will lead to quick progress and success.

To activate the positive influence of this sector, display the Kuan Kung on Horseback here.

North

This sector of your house brings prosperity luck this month. It’s a good sector for starting new projects and setting new ideas into motion. Everything you’re working on in this sector will lead to future success. To activate the energy of prosperity, display a Windhorse-Boosting Victory Flag in the North corner. This powerful Feng Shui talisman will help you to attract success and victory luck for accomplishing your goals.

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However, this sector also radiates quarrelsome energies that may lead to misunderstandings and conflicts between family members, and even provoke violent fights and lawsuits. To protect yourself from conflicts and fights, place the Gold Apple With Peace Symbol here.

Moreover, you should avoid open fires here as the stars indicate the danger of an accident fire.

Northwest

This is quite a dangerous sector in June. There is a chance to lose money for those whose office is located here. Also, the energy in this sector is very dangerous for children. Therefore, avoid letting young children sleep here this month. Those who occupy this sector should be very careful this month – avoid extreme sports and driving too fast, as this could lead to accidents and injuries. Also, there is an indication to get health problems related to the lungs for those who occupy this sector.

Place a Five Element Pagoda in the Northwest sector to protect your house from negative influences of the month!

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Northeast

This sector radiates violent energy attracting robberies and financial loss. Those who occupy this sector, face strong competition in their career and business.

Display the Blue Elephant and Rhino with Talisman Feathers in this sector to protect against break-ins and money loss.

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Place the Victory Banner Amulet in the Northeast to ensure you win if you come up against strong competition.

East

Those who occupy the East sector this month (especially males) face a chain of misfortunes this month. You may face problems at work, illness, financial problems, obstacles, all kinds of losses. You should be extremely careful this month – take good care of your health, be smart with money, stay away from conflicts.

To overcome illness energy, display a Wu Lou here (especially if your bedroom is located in the East sector of the house). Also, make sure you are following social distancing rules meticulously. It’s best to spend more time at home this month and minimize your risks of falling ill.

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Display the Five Element Pagoda in the East sector. It will help you to neutralize the negative energy of this sector. Also, keep the East part of your house as quiet as possible this month.

West

This sector brings recognition luck this month. Those whose office is located in the western part of the building, enjoy good business and commercial luck in June 2020. Activate positive energies of this sector by displaying the Wealth Tree with Mongoose and 6 Birds here.

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If your bedroom is located in the West sector, place Wu Lou beside your bed to protect you from getting sick.

South

This is a very lucky sector in June 2020! Anyone occupying this sector or whose home’s main door faces South enjoys completion luck which brings money, success, and finished projects. If you want to attract wealth and financial stability, make sure to keep this sector active. Also, display the Wealth Tree with Mongoose and 6 Birds here.

However, there is an indication of the possibility to get sick for those who occupy this sector. Therefore, make sure to display Wu Lou in the South sector of your house (especially if your bedroom is located here).

Southeast

This sector radiates argumentative and quarrelsome energies this month. If you don’t take these energies under control, it may even lead to a lawsuit. Make sure to display a Fire Dragon holding Fireball here. This powerful Feng Shui talisman will help you to neutralize the negative influences caused by the quarrelsome star.

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But there is also some good news for Southeast sector occupants – you enjoy good speculative luck and the unexpected windfall is possible. Activate your wealth luck by displaying the Mongoose Spouting Jewels in the Southeast sector of your house.

However, this sector is highly unfavorable for women this month due to the risk of health problems. Liver problems are indicated. To neutralize the illness energy, display Wu Lou here.

Southwest

This is a good sector for students and those pursuing knowledge. Anyone who involved in research or learning new skills will benefit from the energies of this sector in June 2020.

Southwest brings success luck to those who spend time here. To activate success energy, display a Red Windhorse here.

Those who occupy the Southwest sector also enjoy romantic luck this month. Display a pair of Marriage Happiness Ducks here to create harmony in your relationship. And avoid displaying any water features here as this causes the risk of love scandals.

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Feng Shui Astrology For June: Bonus Tip

For sectors of the home where good energy resides, it is excellent to activate with plenty of noisy activity. Have the radio or TV or fan placed here to churn up the energy so there is a good noise level. Also, it is very favorable to install brighter lights in these sectors. Moving the energy in these ways will encourage yang chi to manifest to your advantage.


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