The Magickal Stance Part One: Mindfulness, Relaxation and Priming the Channel

  The Magickal Stance: Mindfulness, Relaxation and Priming Your Channel To act magickally, no matter what your end, your brain must be able to release itself. What I mean by this is that this type of work requires a relaxed state of engagement. It is a challenge to create something new while in a state of anxiety. Nor is it ….

Psychic Tea for Intuitive Work

I have been running a Tarot discussion group called Tarot and Tea. I inherited the name but I have run with it, making herbal tea potions specifically for the group. When I came up with this recipe, I focused on the connection between the heart and the inner eye. That connection is important if you want to access the depths ….

She Who Is Never Not Broken

This is the story of cracks that itch and swell around the edges, they are a nighttime pestilence; an insomnia riddled with undoing and redoing. Beneath them glows something though, something that is always making stronger the healed cracks: I have been whipped apart by the storm, a tough ride and I never do not know who can see Is ….

A Group Ritual for A Lonely Witch, Samhain

Having reached a new level of my physical and emotional healing this year, I have been able to get out more and make connections to other witches and Tarot readers. It’s really been a new step in my spiritual growth. While I still do almost all of my ritual solo, I have others that I can speak with in real ….

The Empress and the Queen of Cups: Femme-powerment in Action!

I thought this duo had a nice symmetry to it. The Empress is the card of Mother Nature, she is a super-sized nester, cuddling into the security of mountains and forests. She is the universal force of thriving and growth, sometimes a signal that a querant might expect to expect. She has a lot of power and all of that ….

Superhero/Sidekick

Superhero/Sidekick is a card blending exercise that helps develop the skill of relating two cards in a hierarchical way. It has helped me gain confidence in my intuitive leaps and make meaning from cards with no positions. This exercise is detailed in Advanced Tarot Secrets by Dusty White. I used the Wild Unknown Tarot for this experiment and it was rewarding. ….

Celebrating Abundance When All Is Strife

Today was the Equinox, celebrated around the world by many cultures, ancient and modern, as a thanks for the harvest. It marks a period of fatness before the hibernation of the winter. People offer prayer in exchange for abundance, the joy of comraderie with friends, delicious meals that involve mead and squash–all things which are delightful. But the Earth and ….

Splitting the Atom: Two of Wands

The words that Oppenheimer borrowed from the Baghavad Gita to reflect upon his role in the creation of the world’s worst weapon ever developed, “I am become Death, destroyer of life” come to mind when I view the Thoth version of the two of wands. The central wands on the card are crossed. They are phallic, they are red and ….

The Lord-Lady of Love, Two of Cups

In talking about Tarot within the massive scope of the Kabbalah, the twos represent Chokma who sits atop the tree of life, under the dark sun of Kether and across from his bride, Binah. It’s hard for many of us who have a modern and more fluid understanding of gender to deal with the archaic-sounding nature of that statement. In the ….

The Hidden Web – The Magus/Magician

I was not surprised to draw The Magus card today. I have been working the realm of the Hierophant, studying astrology so that I have a deeper understanding of the cards and my own “soul map.” In fact, the mental energy of doing that and making those connections for myself about my own life has caused some restlessness and whirring thoughts (unsurprising ….

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