Sometimes, you don't want to receive the message. It can be portrayed clear as day, and yet part of you wishes that you had never seen it to begin with. The gift of sight comes at a high cost, and with great responsibility. It is with great sadness that I write to you today with the news of the passing of one of my dearest Los Angeles friends, Hugo Abel. I am in so much pain over it.

Last week's Hello Witches was set up to be an amazing week. It seemed really stellar until I saw the Thursday/Friday combo side by side.

Thursday. Five of Cups. Sadness. Bad news that will shock and hurt. Help someone out, but don't get stuck in a hurtful argument.

Friday. Four of Swords. Distance. Time alone or to yourself. This is the need for time to think, whether you're open to it or not.

A thousand times yes... and no! When I found out, I felt my world implode. I started to cry like a Magdalene, and spent most of the weekend out of touch with my loved ones back home. Hugo is and was very special to me, and I know that all of you that have got me in your social networks must be super saturated with the situation... but the truth is that I need to manifest it, or else it will hurt me more.

On Friday, I sat before my computer and thought about something that I could write. I just couldn't bring myself to do it, and publishing the post that I had on queue did not feel right either, so I opted for a day of silence that was as hurtful as it was necessary. I spent Friday at a total disconnect from people.

This week's reading is about grounding yourself and living the moment. I can't say I am surprised that after such a shock, life will deliver some slight solace. The cards humor me with their light, seeing as it shines so clearly through the darkness. I made the right choice of deck for this week, and that makes me happy. I really resonate with what I am seeing in these cards.

Monday. King of Coins. Coming back to the ground. The rays of the coin stretch past the rainbow antlers of the animal. This card is centered around finding your balance, opening your eyes to reality and staying grounded. It gives a strong sense also of wearing your colors — or feelings — with pride. From intuition, I am actually getting the feeling of the concept of wearing your heart on your sleeve.

Tuesday. Wheel of Fortune. Change is radical, and cannot be helped. To try to resist it is to generate pain, but in letting go, we might be spared that pain.  We can't hold out for things to always remain the same, it isn't smart or sensible... which means we need to have faith that our path is aligned with our wishes, and we just need to keep moving forward.

Wednesday. Seven of Wands. See, those with passion can stand out from those who simply conform to exist. It isn't easy to always follow your heart. It takes courage to tell the truth and to stand for your ideals, even when you feel that you are alone. Take comfort in your authenticity and honor it, because it makes you unique.

Thursday. Eight of Wands. Messages can come fast. They come through unexpected channels, then they cause a reaction. Depending on how many catch wind of the news, circumstances can change. It will all depend on your mindset and your perception when you get the message.

Friday. Two of Coins. Balance and alchemy. Accept you are fragile, and accept the beauty of it. There is great strength in working towards your own protection. Keep things in motion so that you see some progress.

Saturday. The Lovers. Being in good company makes you happy. You need to connect with others. Flying together in synchronicity feels right. The moment may not be eternal, but it is here and now. Take advantage of that and go out to see the world. Enjoy it, experience it.

Sunday. King of Swords. The sharp eyes of judgment... watchful and stern. These eyes don't miss a thing. Armed with the sword of truth and intellect, words are sharp. With the best of intentions, they can clear a misunderstanding. With foul intentions, there is no getting past this fortress.

What to avoid. Four of Cups. Avoid emotional stagnation and feelings of loss. Even when you have so much, do not fail to see it as a blessing. Don't take anything for granted; that's not the way life is meant to be.

What to strive for. Six of Cups. It's okay to turn to the past. It's okay to look back at how things used to be as well as to envision how your life would have been if circumstances were a little different. Times of emotional strain can be triggers of melancholy or nostalgia, but that is a natural process. It is a process we are meant to honor in order to really be able to move forward.

Let's hope for a pick-me-up this week!


  1. Hi Mónica, it has been a while. I'm sorry to find you so sad.



  2. So sorry for your loss, Monica. I only just found your webpage a week or two ago, and my heart goes out to you. The loss of a friend is just as painful as family; they were our chosen kin. Warm thoughts <3

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

      I appreciate your kindness. Thanks for reading my blog! ♡♡