Monday, June 10, 2019

Astrology, Tarot and Reiki (Rolled Into One)

I'm an Aquarius Sun with Mercury in Pisces. If there is a traditional way of going about things, I tend to drift away in a different direction. Can't help it; Aquarius likes doing its own thing and Pisces has trouble staying inside the box. Think of a colouring book where the lines are invisible so you draw anywhere and sometimes on the table too. That is Pisces ๐Ÿ 

And with Gemini Rising my ruling planet is Mercury - which in tarot terms, is the Magician! This energy likes to shape its own reality and plays with Fire just because it can. It has gotten me into trouble when sessions get creative. I keep hearing, that is not how Reiki works.

The Zodiac Wheel + Rider Waite Tarot ๐Ÿ’•

Energy Healing and Tarot

Last week I had a crazy creative Reiki session; it was such fun that I hope to repeat it many times. A client came in for healing and wanted to work on confidence and personal power. I started out the way you usually would: clearing his Aura, tuning into his energy from the shoulders and letting Reiki flow from the Crown of his head all the way to his feet. Then I moved onto his Chakras, expecting to use the Reiki Symbols to clear his energy. The symbols are based on Japanese kanji and each of them has a meaning and a vibration. We use them for intention setting. 

Instead, when my palms were over his Solar Plexus Chakra - the center of joy, power and personal identity - a Tarot card came to my mind. I saw an image of two people making their way through a snow storm with no buildings in sight. It made me feel like he was braving the Elements, not knowing where he was going. I thought OK, so we're healing with images now, and started to fill that mental picture with Reiki, while picturing it in his abdomen. 

Within a few minutes the image changed to another card, one where we see the King of Fire sitting on-top of a Fire Dragon (from Doreen Virtue's now disowned tarot). This card is about being able to communicate our vision with power and confidence, so I moved one hand up to his Throat Chakra and kept the other on the Solar Plexus. I stayed there for a little bit longer, until the images shifted again. The next one was actually my favorite card (and please don't think I'm crazy) - the Death card. This isn't actually about Death, instead relating to Scorpio energy. If you're not familiar with this powerful watery sign, it's the energy of demolition and rebirth rolled into one - any situation can be healed by Scorpio. 

Astrology, Tarot and Reiki 

Scorpio is the most powerful Zodiac sign because of its force (ruled by Pluto and Mars) and its laser-sharp insight. It knows how things will play out which ensure success, though of course like all signs it has drawbacks. Smother love and control issues - but when we send energy healing to the image of the card in a person's Aura, those qualities are harmonized. Rather than project the energy of the card, we see it in the person's psyche and let Reiki balance and heal it. 

This isn't how one typically works in a Reiki sessions, but it is very similar to the energy healing sessions that I learned to do at the School of Intuition & Healing in London. And thanks to my dreamy Mercury in Pisces mind, I really can't predict what I will see or where I'll go in healing or Reiki sessions. The fun thing was that the client loved it and felt 100% happy, relaxed and peaceful when the hour was up ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ

I wouldn't have expected a session that dealt with Scorpio upheavals to be peaceful, but that is what Reiki does for us. It calms the waters and diminishes turbulence.  Also it is much better to consciously channel Scorpio energy, than to have it rush through your life unannounced LOL. 

Book a Reiki Session!

I offer Reiki and Energy Healing sessions in person in Mexico City, as well as through the blog. The online sessions usually involve a personalized energy healing meditation where we work with clairvoyant images, journaling and distant healing. Details HERE

And you've seen this, but Katy Perry's Wide Awake has so much tarot symbolism. It's the journey that we go through, beginning with The Magician and through the tunnel with our Inner Guide. 

And read Chakra Healing & Magick to channel healing and work with tarot, clairvoyant images and Chakras yourself. Link below!

Reiki hugs,


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Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your Aura HERE


Sunday, June 2, 2019

An Unexpected Happiness Boost

Whenever I write about environmental topics people unsubscribe from my blog - which is a little bit sad - especially as our ability to heal ourselves depends on how strong our Root Chakras are and on the connection that we have with Mother Earth. The deeper your grounding, the easier it is for you to channel energy that heals your mind, body and soul. This is so important that my Chakra Healing & Magick book is dedicated to Nature, to each other, and to our Root Chakras. 

One of the things that I have toyed with is going vegetarian to reduce my environmental footprint; but rational arguments aren't always strong enough for us to give up something we love. And my favourite foods are veggies, salads, steaks and cheeseburgers. The compassionate argument is often stronger as we can be emotional decision makers. If you think about how animals are kept in factories, it is worth it to choose free-range beef and chicken. Let's say the animal had a humane life and you believe in the food chain (animals eat each other in the wild); there is nothing morally wrong with eating animals. Moderation is healthy too. 

Unlikely Messages From Above 

Then three months ago I went on a heart healing workshop where we connected with our Higher Selves and with teacher guides such as Buddha or Jesus. It sounds like science fiction, but as I discovered at The College of Psychic Studies we can all learn to receive their messages and guidance if we meditate with this in mind. This is one of the themes in my Chakra Healing & Magick book and I encourage you to try it. Also, beyond a certain level, the messages that come through are meant to help us and these highest level guides never ask for anything in return. My Reiki Teacher calls it the Third Heaven level where all we encounter is compassion; no duality, no give and take, no agendas. The messages are about helping you.

So the message that I received from a spiritual being that shone like a thousand suns was that my 'food chain' rationale was not good enough; humans have slightly higher consciousness which makes it possible for us to be self-aware and feel compassion for other animals. He didn't tell me to give it up altogether, but told me there is something non-compassionate about eating another sentient being. The last part of the message was that going vegetarian would make me happier as I wouldn't be eating certain emotions. 

I'm Testing Vegetarian Waters 

This was in March. Two weeks ago I finally thought I would go cold turkey for a month. I love meat - I really do - so in the long term my plan is to become a weekday vegetarian and eat burgers and hot wings on weekends. Tacos too - it's really really really hard to be Mexican and live in Mexico and never eat a Taco again (although my favourite taqueria has a vegetarian menu). I went to see a nutritionist to get tips on how to substitute protein, iron and all of the others nutrients that we get from meat. Two weeks have gone by. I had a spoonful of ceviche the first week, and chicken enchiladas on Wednesday, but otherwise no meat products. 

And guess what? I have never been happier. It took like 10 days for my mood to adjust and another few for me to notice. But I feel like my Aura is full of light, my mind is clearer and my Solar Plexus Chakra is radiating. Nothing has changed in my life - actually, there are a few things that make it less than perfect. But I am happy for no reason, except for the biological one ... 

Science On Vegetarian Happiness 

Yesterday I was thinking about how I feel so much happier and was there a scientific reason for it? I googled "happy after 2 weeks as a vegetarian" and came across a clinical study that looks at the acids in animal meat and the effect they have on the brain. This particular acid is called Arachidonic and our body needs it to function properly, but if we have too much, the studies show a correlation between depression and animal consumption. The trials run with meat eaters showed that after just 2 weeks on a vegetarian diet, people who previously ate meat were happier. 

So I had no idea about this before I started - other than my intuition telling me that I would be happier as a vegetarian. The archangels have told me repeatedly that our personal ability to channel miracles into the world depends on how happy we are - but also, that if we are super unhappy they can help us with a bit of divine intervention. Thank God for that, literally. 

I would never presume to tell anyone to become a vegetarian. But if we can't bring ourselves do it for environmental reasons or out of compassion (I couldn't manage it despite those reasons), test it for your own happiness. Just go vegetarian for two weeks to see how you feel, and if you are happier, think about adding a few meat-eating days so that you are able to benefit from the mental uplift as well as your favourite dishes. At this point I don't know if I will stick with it forever, but I am loving the happiness boost. When my trial month is over I might choose the weekday vegetarian plan as that gives us freedom to eat anything on Saturdays and Sundays - then again I might just run with it and go vegetarian 99% of the time. The main benefit for me is happiness  =)

Vegetable Protein Sources

Knowing what to eat is the biggest challenge and to be honest, I didn't stock up on protein alternatives so by the end of the first week I was feeling tired. Plus my favorite workout is spinning รก la SoulCycle, so I had to up my protein game. I have been relying on a few ingredients and I'm actively looking for more. The tiredness went away with these: 

  • Fage Greek Yogurts have 20 grams of protein in one pot, which is almost half of what I need in a day (at 63Kilos) - amazing. 
  • Feta, Goats Cheese, unsweetened peanut butter are good too. 
  • Pastas made from Lentil, Garbanzo have 8-10 grams. 
  • The Veggie Protein Shakes at GNC are great. 
  • Lots and lots of greens like Spinach etc
  • Lentils, beans, garbanzos, nuts and seeds.
  • Quinoa is a famous protein grain but I am really loving another one called Freekeh that is very filling and has lots of protein. 
  • Eggs for breakfast are wonderful. 

My nutritionist suggested switching my carb intake to bread, rice and pasta that take longer to digest. Some carbs give us more energy - and I have to include the right type of carbs, protein and fat in every single meal or snack. The only thing that's been cut are pastries, candy and sweets (or fruit after 2pm as it disrupts digestion). The bread that I am eating is called Ezequiel or Centeno in Spanish; the rice is usually wild or a bit harder, no white or processed carbs for me.  

The Bigger Picture 

We get a lot of nutrients from meat, chicken and fish - not just protein. Iron and minerals need to be substituted as well. I am no expert on this - clearly I am just starting out. But the past weeks have seen such a HUGE SHIFT IN MY HAPPINESS that I anticipate being mostly vegetarian for a long time. How many of us would love to feel a little bit happier. If a plant-based diet does it for you, going a vegetarian is a pleasure, not a sacrifice.

There are plenty of rational reasons to not eat meat and you'll find some of them below in this 4 Minute TedTalk on being a Weekday Vegetarian. But we humans aren't entirely rational - so many of our decisions are made emotionally. So do it for yourself - for your happiness, and if you feel a difference it will be very easy ๐Ÿ˜‡

I hope you enjoyed this post and please don't unsubscribe - we will go back to energy healing and intuition posts next week. This is officially my last environmental post. And if you'd like to give this a go - see a nutritionist. The last thing we need is to miss out on nutrients and think that being a part-time vegetarian is exhausting, when it may just require planning and knowledge. And of course, every physical body is different, please pay attention to what you need. 


Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your Aura HERE


Monday, May 27, 2019

Imagination, Healing and Shadowscapes Tarot

I have been slow to post lately so I thought I would go back to the flow I had in my student healer days (long gone, long gone) and how I would write about something as soon as it happened. The blogging was more spontaneous and actually felt like a diary for this psychic healer ๐Ÿ’œ

So the past six months to a year I have been teaching psychic tarot in Mexico; this project wound up being a much bigger adventure than I ever imagined. There are many layers to tarot including astrology, numerology, psychology and even mysticism. 

I went through of these independently in my student days so it has always been easy for me to see the symbolism in tarot cards. On some level, I feel like my intuition brought me back to Tarot when I was ready to use the cards a learning and energy healing tool. 

Tarot Has So Much To Say!

Along the way I have picked up a few new tarot decks as each one has different take on the main concepts for each of the 78 cards. The latest is Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. It is full of fairies and nature spirits, not the least bit scary, but still accurate when it comes to conveying the meaning in the cards. 

For example, the Tower shows a tall structure about to crumble on top of a village, destabilizing town life. And the Devil depicts a person caught in the prison of his mind and fears. But this deck doesn't drive people away - not that there is anything wrong with Rider Waite decks (I love those), but for some of us, I find that gentle images are best until we understand the meaning of the superficially dark cards and can put them into context. 

Once we have gotten to know the cards, their meanings and why certain difficult images are in the tarot, we can use those very images to connect with our Shadow - a part of ourselves that needs to be healed though often, we are reluctant to even look at it. The qualities that we'd very much like to sweep under the rug stare back at us, and as we can be afraid of seeing them, the 'unhelpful' reaction is to panic and put away the cards, sometimes forever. 

Healing Yourself With Tarot

If instead we view our emotional reactions as a sign that we still need to heal (otherwise, as Gabby Bernstein says, we wouldn't feel any discomfort), this is where the magic happens. Not in the Harry Potter sense of the word, but in the transform your life and kick ass way. The easiest way for me to heal my reaction to the image is to hold the card in my hands and fill it with Reiki, imagining that all of that fiery Reiki energy flows through my mind, body and Aura, integrating whatever is in the card that I didn't want to look at. We don't have to force or accept anything, just let Reiki energy flow. 

Another approach can be to visualize yourself in the cards that you pulled and ask your Guardian Angel to guide you through a healing meditation where you see yourself living those scenes, and coming across victorious. This is energy healing + imagining, so we can repeat the process as often as we'd like. If we get stuck, we can use automatic writing and journaling to explore the reasons why. Tarot was designed to help us tease out our intuition and subconscious. 

Taking It Further

These are concepts that I was starting to think about when I wrote Chakra Healing & Magick; an introduction to healing with tarot and clairvoyant meditations are included in the book. If you would like to explore it further, I also offer Distant Readings HERE

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Tarot Symbolism Below!

Here you'll find a video by Katy Perry: Wide Awake. I love the song and the video has all of the symbolism for the Major Arcana. See if you can spot them and here is a blog post on the Majors

One Last Tarot Tip! 

Find a deck that you love and use it to heal yourself. Predicting the future is fun but oddly not as helpful. Instead, heal yourself and create the life that you would love to live.

The Tarot tools in Chakra Healing & Magick are sprinkled through Chapters 3, 6 and 7 on Creativity, Psychic Abilities and Crystals - with a ideas on how Tarot relates to the Aura. 

Reiki hugs, 



Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your Aura HERE

Monday, May 6, 2019

Manifesting Miracles With Music

Last year I gave an angel reading where manifesting goals and desires came up; specifically, how easy it seemed to be for the client's family to score tickets or freebies to see their favourite bands playing. When it came to other "wants," like a business venture taking off, the process was much slower. Why was that?

Why are some things easier to manifest? 

The message that came through was about the bliss we feel when we're at a concert. The experience is not a stepping stone to anything else, you just want to enjoy the moment. It is not a fancy purse or a car that will do X, Y or Z for you. Not that there is anything wrong with wanting a beautiful bag that we genuinely love ;-)

If we want to manifest other things with the same level of ease, we have to connect with the end goal and not the vehicle that may get us there. We can manifest our Heart's desires quicker than the Ego's wants because the Ego wants security and focuses on things that appear to offer security, whereas the Heart will sense joy and taps into it naturally. It should be effortless but often we get in the way.

Allowing vs Forcing Manifestations 

A few months  ago I signed up for a spiritual psychology class. My teacher Camila explained that the Universe responds to how we feel about situations. When we see something and think "oh I like that!" the Universe takes note. The more often we respond with appreciation, the clearer our signal. Every time we respond positively to an idea, we tell the Universe to bring it closer to us. Until poof!!! It comes about in the best possible way.     

I have a work in progress that I would like to share with you (a simple one, but music is magic, and I love listening to my favorite songs). There are two recording artists who for the past 15 or so years have been the soundtrack to my life; Shakira I have seen in concert and the others I have never been able to catch. Whenever they are in town (and it seems like they are always touring), either I am not there, or something is going on, or it sells out, etc etc etc. 

I hear their songs and think "it would be great to see them live!" Then last week, one of my friends from college was visiting from out of town. Her brother is a concert promoter, and apparently, he is going to organize one of their concerts soon!!! Yay!!! It is not a done deal, nor is it anywhere near home, but I can't think of a better place for me to finally go to a concert - and with good friends!!! So voila, it hasn't happened yet, but is showing signs of life. =) 

To recap, the key is to respond with a joyful "I love that!" when we come across anything that we'd like to have in our lives. Whether it is a new purse, a new relationship, a promotion at work, a solid group of friends or even a house on a specific street (this is how I found my flat in Notting Hill years ago...) 

Why Envy Has The Opposite Effect 

If instead, we respond with envy to the world around us, that unhappy and slightly bitter feeling sends mixed signals to the Universe. The Universe isn't a psychologist who thinks "she responds with irritation but deep down, wants it, so I'll give it to her anyway." Instead, the Universe registers envy as an unhappy feeling that arises in response to X, Y or Z. To help us, it pushes the object away from us so that we can be at peace. Not helpful at all is it??? 

There is a great book by Karla McLaren on the language of our emotions {link}. Envy is a tricky one because it shows us what we think we can't have (hence the envious response), whilst repelling the object of our desires. I really believe that the Universe can fulfill all of our needs if we give it time and space to do so, on its terms. The trick is to heal the source of that envy, knowing that we too can shine; eventually feeling joy and appreciation for others. The more we celebrate others, the better off we are. 

Some Musical Inspiration! 

If you've read my book, Chakra Healing & Magick, it looks at healing tools designed to manifest a life of love, joy and power. Whenever I sit down to visualize an intended future I will listen to my favorite songs to feel that joy, asking for This or Something Better for my Highest Good, a manifesting phrase from Camila's class. You can also sing; the intention is for your voice to send that joyful vibe out to the world. 

With this in mind, here's a link to one of my favourite performances by Coldplay; they are awesome but so is the crowd! Watch it and connect with the feeling =)

One Last Healing Tip! 

There are many ways to heal ourselves; Reiki and Energy Healing have worked well for me. I find that the changes we seek come about quicker when we combine energy healing with music. Listen to music that matches the mood that you're feeling  and healing. Don't shy away from the sadder vibes, and when you have sat with those emotions for a while, bring the playlist back to something a little more balanced or upbeat. We can all learn to channel energy healing (see links below!)

The secret manifesting ingredient: live recordings amplify the effect with the audience's energy. If you speak Spanish, this is my go-to song:

Reiki hugs, 



Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your Aura HERE

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Note: This was originally published in August 2017; reposted because of tech glitches. This concert hasn't happened yet (the band hasn't gone on tour LOL) but other wonderful things have come about in the most unexpected ways! 

Monday, March 18, 2019

What is Holy Fire ® Reiki ?

Hello Chickpeas! 

I want to tell you about a new Reiki class that I took this weekend. First off, when I signed up for Reiki in 2012 there were only three levels: beginners, practitioner and teacher. And if you hadn’t noticed, Reiki is one of the modalities that I enjoy most; I enjoy giving myself Reiki as much as I love teaching it =) 

To make a long story short, when people refer to Reiki they usually mean Usui Reiki - a system of natural healing that was developed in Japan by Mikao Usui about 100 years ago. Legend has it that Usui, a lifelong buddhist, embarked on a meditative retreat on Mount Kuruma in Japan intent on achieving higher degrees of clarity and trust in his life (another word for enlightenment). 

As legend has it, he felt a massive ray of light come down from above. That rush of light entered his body through the top of his head and when he came to again, he decided it was time to leave. Usui was already a healer and over the next days and weeks, he noticed that healings happened spontaneously and with less effort on his part. He shared this with others by teaching a system that is now known as Usui Reiki. Fast forward 100 years, and different styles of Reiki have been taught to thousands around the world. 

How Does One Teach Reiki? 

In order to teach Reiki, Usui and the Reiki Masters who followed him devised a process that is referred to as an attunement. This is a brief healing with which the teacher instills Reiki in the student's energy and body, opening the pathway so that from that moment on, the student can channel Reiki whenever they like. Once you have Reiki, it is yours for life (I LOVE THAT). The past seven years I have used it extensively with myself, with family and with clients, many of whom were cancer patients mid-treatment {link}

In my experience the effects have been soothing and powerful. But I have also wondered how that attunement process came about. Usui received it directly from Source, and since then, everyone who has received Reiki has received it through the filter of the human body (teacher) who shared it with them. Based on my experience with energy healing in general, I have learned that human bodies can only channel a certain amount of energy; the same is true for Reiki Masters. Wouldn't it be cool if we could establish our connection to Reiki without that human filter?

Direct Attunements Are Possible 

In Holy Fire ® Reiki classes, the connection to Reiki is through a guided meditation where the teacher sets the intention, steps back and lets that Holy Fire ® energy come down from above to interact with each of the students individually. This was a Reiki Master class so we had four ignitions (as they're called) over a three day period, each stronger than the last. With the first one I felt lots of irritation as it brought to the surface everything that I had swept under the rug (reiki healing crisis). The second brought a welcome wave of peace and light. And the third a rush of compassion; the subject of my next post as the feeling was pretty much new to me. 

Each of the ignitions was unique. By the time they are over, your energy has been shifted over to a frequency that is more open and loving and also empowered when it comes to healing. Reiki was strong enough as it is, with this direct empowerment it flows a lot quicker than I was used to. That said, I believe Reiki is frequency and we are each guided to the teacher and styles that are suited to help us heal at that point in our lives. The traditional style of Reiki attunements has worked well for me the past seven years =) 

Usui Reiki vs Holy Fire® Reiki

Usui was a Japanese healer and as you would expect, that healing path is largely influenced by Asian religions. In Holy Fire we come across a healing vibration that is closer to what we see in the Bible  (think Moses, the Burning Bush and Healing Miracles). The next level after Holy Fire® is a Master Teacher class in Karuna Reiki® - which takes us back to the compassion of eastern traditions. We went through both this week; Karuna Reiki® gives us quite a few additional tools to work through the shadow side including fears, insecurities and unconscious patterns. Karuna Reiki® is usually studied after we have become Usui (or Holy Fire®) Teachers, bringing the time invested in training to nine full days =)

And Some Aries Fire (In Me)

Two years ago my progressed Sun moved into Aries, astro speak for: I am a lot less patient than I used to be. Traditional Usui Reiki is fantastic and while it worked well for me for years, ever since my Progressed Sun changed signs, I want everything to happen that much faster. I think the Universe answered my prayers for faster healing with this Holy Fire class. And as my intuition kept telling me: No Aries wants to heal slowly hahaha. I kept hearing that phrase to the tune of Ricky Martin and Cristina Aguilera. 

Reiki hugs,


Please note that Holy Fire ® Reiki is complementary to medical care, not alternative. The healing referred to in this article is how quickly I have let go of things that used to bother me; the peace that follows is just priceless. That said, Reiki is a wonderful complement to medical care! Please follow this link for more on energy healing and cancer support.  


Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your Aura HERE

*** Holy Fire ® and Karuna Reiki ® are registered trademarks of the International Center for Reiki Training.