Is it ethical to read someone else's tarot cards without their knowledge?
What a Witch’s Familiar Is – and Isn’t
There's a big difference between a pet and a familiar. Learn some traditional lore about what familiars do, how to get one, and how they were used against witches in the trials
Sola Busca Tarot: Deck Review
The Sola Busca Tarot was created in 1491. Does the reproduction live up to the Italian renaissance standards of the original? Check out our review.
How to Read the Death Card
There are no bad cards in tarot. The death card isn't necessarily about literal death, but something much less scary. Learn the true meaning of the Death card and what to do when it pops up in a spread.
Bottom of the Tarot Deck: Shadow Cards
Ever peek at the bottom of the deck after you lay a spread? It's a thing, and you're not alone. Learn what the Shadow Card represents, and how it can enhance your readings.
Four of Pentacles – 500 Years Ago & Today
Printed in 1491, the Sola Busca is the earliest known 78-card tarot deck in which every card is illustrated — all the majors and all the minors. How does it hold up to modern day readings, and what can it teach us today?
Summer Solstice Ritual
Mimosa flowers float in mountain water under ponderosa pines, flooded with solstice sunlight, on the lands of the Concow-Maidu in the sacred Sierra Nevada foothills. I feel the energies of this powerful site in the pads of my bare feet on the warm earth. -Tiana, June 2018, California I don't have many people around me… Continue reading Summer Solstice Ritual
A Crone’s Memories of Magic: The Pregnancy Pendulum
Modern Magic: A Crone's Take on the Witchcraft Fad The practice of the Old Ways has become big business, and it’s kind of breaking my heart. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for practitioners making an honest living with their skills and experience and talents, but our ancient, sacred way of life has become bastardized… Continue reading A Crone’s Memories of Magic: The Pregnancy Pendulum
A Month of Magic: Reflecting on October
Witch Tiana reflects on the magical time of harvest, bounty, ritual, magic, and witchcraft. We hope you'll be inspired by her remembrance of this special time.
Understanding Animism and Familiars
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.