I stumbled across the Witchy Realm Instagram account in 2020, back when it was called LunaLuneraMagic. Truth is, I can’t recall exactly how we found each other, but I remember the warmth and the joy that radiated from Amanda. A “Spiritual Witchy Soul”, as stated in her bio. Today, let’s explore spiritual awakening, tarot and eclectic witchcraft with Amanda.
Well hello there Amanda! Super happy to have this conversation with you. For those who don’t know you, could you introduce yourself?
Hello! Thank you so much for inviting me here. As you said my name is Amanda. I’m a 21 years old Spanish woman living in England since January 2020. This change came because I had the necessity to improve my life.
So here I am, working as a nursery practitioner and achieving my dreams and goals to little by little help other people.
I really love being around nature. Sometimes I finish my shift and I go to the park, sit down and connect with its natural energy. I love admiring and learning about the moon and her phases too. My favourite tools in my practice are my crystals and my Modern Witch tarot deck.
Also, something new that I’m developing and realizing now is that I have healing properties in my hands so as you can imagine, I’m quite excited about what’s coming next in my life and all the people that I’m going to meet thanks to this amazing spiritual path.
Amanda, what’s your big three placements: Sun, Moon and Rising?
Well… I’m a Cancer Sun, Aries moon & Libra Rising. I really love my Cancer and Libra in those placements. My Cancer Sun directs my whole life!
I love how your Big 3 placements are all Cardinal Modalities. This explains why I felt a potent energy of initiation coming from you. I believe the world belongs to the doers, those who aren’t afraid of getting things off the ground. The world is yours Amanda! Could you tell us a little bit more about when you first started your spiritual journey?
I love this question 🙂 I’ve always been drawn to magic, spirituality, esotericism… Since I was a little girl I loved spooky things, the connection with the moon, buying crystals and learning about them was my little obsession. And now … they’re one of my most helpful friends in my life and practice.
When I really realized that I wanted to be more in tune with spirituality, it was last year in March 2020. First I started learning about tarot cards and working with my first Rider Waite tarot deck.
Then around April, I started buying books and books and more books that talk about witchcraft, crystals and their properties, tarot cards and readings, moon phases, herbs… So little by little I started practicing. And since then… My practice has evolved and changed a lot.
Since it happened around the Great Conjunction of 2020, aka the world’s spiritual wake up call, it’s such a fascinating spiritual awakening! By the way, could you share two or three of your favorite books that helped you learn the basics of the craft as you were getting started?
Of course! My 3 recommendations are:
- The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot and The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Alexander
- Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within by Juliet Diaz
- Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles by Yasmin Boland
What about your first interaction with tarot?
My first interaction with tarot … Actually I have two, one when I was little and my grandma used to read her tarot cards for me and the other one when I had my first and real tarot reading where I really felt the connection.
The first one is more like a blurry memory. I remember seeing my grandma sitting down in her chair and reading her cards, so sometimes I used to ask her for a reading… I WAS 5 YEARS OLD! I think I started loving the esoteric around that age.
Then, my first “real” interaction with my tarot cards was last year. I started doing a tarot course so I had to read the cards for myself and talk about it in a group chat. I remember how shocked I was because the cards talked about ALL the things that were happening in my life, how I was feeling and all the things that were going to change and improve.
I fell completely in love with the energy that surrounds you when you read the cards. It’s something incredible.
Tell me, what inspires you within the witchy / esoteric community?
To be honest, people like you in social media, people that share with the world their passion because they want to help others. That’s my motivation. And that’s my goal too: connect with others and help them thanks to my practice.
So when I see accounts like yours, I instantly follow them, because I know I can learn too and because I know that those who want to help… sometimes need help as well.
What also inspires me is the way that your life changes when you start practicing and helping others, how everything evolves and how little by little everything changes for the better.Thanks to what I’m starting to do with tarot readings, hand healing and videos with tips … I’m starting to connect with amazing people and helping others and myself.
On top of being a tarot reader, you also create magical crystal jewelry on Etsy. Tell us, what have you learned since starting your Instagram and Etsy spiritual business?
I’ve learned how to be patient. It takes time to let other people reach your account and see if they like what you do and create. I have seen sooo many practices and learned to accept them. This made me realize that you can meet amazing people, connect with them & help each other and at the same time live in a different country.
I started to be proud when I saw people doing and creating similar things to mine and I was feeling happy for them and not being jealous. Everyone has their own way of doing things! That doesn’t mean that what you do is not valuable.
And the list goes on. But meanly I learned how to be proud of myself and love myself at the same time that I’m proud of others.
Gracias for answering my questions! Last one for the road, do you have any goals for this upcoming chapter in your life?
I have so many goals to achieve but 2 of them are more important because if I achieve them, the rest will be achieved as well:
- Enjoy my journey while living my life and while learning and exploring. The reason for this goal is that if I achieve this, then I’ll be able to help other people to achieve their goals and dreams at the same time.
- Create a YouTube channel so I can reach more people and let them know that they’re not alone. So between Instagram (with my posts and reels) and YouTube, I’ll build a community where everyone is welcomed and supported. I’d like to build that family where everyone learns, where everyone enjoys and grows personally, even myself.
If you’re interested in booking a tarot reading with Amanda or purchasing one of her crystal jewelry, head over to her Etsy account or Instagram account. Make sure to follow her beginner witch friendly videos on her Tik Tok, Instagram and brand new YouTube channel.
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