Animism is the concept that all beings are imbued with spirit, that so called “inanimate things” are alive with consciousness, and that the magic weavers have a responsibility to interact and care for them. Familiars are those animals, spirits, stones, flowers, trees, herbs, mycelium, stars and ancestors that are closest to us.
Mugwort and Tarot
Mugwort, Artemisia Vulgaris, is an herb sometimes known as cronewort. This plant is prized as an aid for visioning and intuition.
The Norns, Wyrd and Hyndla
Samhain is a Time for the Ancestors In the Autumn season leading up to Samhain, we slip into the time of the thinning veil and of magic. This is the season where I feel the ancestors tugging at my heartstrings. I am deep in the work of unwinding my lineage and slowly identifying the myths… Continue reading The Norns, Wyrd and Hyndla
A Song for Every Card in the Major Arcana
Whether you want to work more in depth with a particular card, or just have a little fun listening to some new music, this is the playlist for you my Tarot witches! Some of the song choices may seem obvious, others not so much. I chose some for the feel or mood — maybe the… Continue reading A Song for Every Card in the Major Arcana
A Month of Magic: Reflecting on September
September brings the autumn equinox and finds us preparing for a season of magic and rest.
Reading Tarot is a Practice not a Skill
Tarot is an ever unfolding journey. It isn't a study that you become expert at after so much time, tests, classes or structured “learning” (or should I say memorizing?). Tarot is not stagnant, it is not linear, it is not universally fixed in its meanings. Symbols are not easily defined, intuition and personal interpretation hold… Continue reading Reading Tarot is a Practice not a Skill
Artists Who Explored the Occult in Art and Life
Female artists like Frida Kahlo, Vali Myers, Hilma af Klint, Belkis Ayon, Remedios Varo, and others tapped into esoteric mysteries to create their art.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Finding Our Shadow with the Tarot
"When you light a candle it also casts a shadow." -Ursula le Guin What is the shadow? The shadow is the hidden parts of yourself that lie deep in your subconscious. The shadow is compiled of all the things we repress. The shadow holds the old internalized traumas, wounds and pains that still fester inside… Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Finding Our Shadow with the Tarot
Connect with the Moon to Manifest Your Dreams
Use Moon Energy to manifest your dreams. Learn how to make a moon journal, and use the moon cycle to focus intent on the New Moon and Full Moon
The Pitfalls of Occult Capitalism
Social media gives everyone a platform and it highlights niche and obscure groups, turning them into trendsetters. This is happening in the occult/esoteric/witch/metaphysical/new-age world. With trends flooding people's social media pages of shiny crystals and multiple tarot decks and the trendiest clothes, the culturally ingrained need to acquire and to fit in creates a sort of… Continue reading The Pitfalls of Occult Capitalism