"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
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
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
It seems to me that they tried to hide me from myself. "They" being my parents, their church, the school, the culture. How they could identify me so quickly I do not know. Perhaps they did not really know themselves, but the panic that overwhelms and fills a person when their dogma is questioned, must… Continue reading Reclaiming the Names We Choose to Call Ourselves in Sacred Authenticity
Drawing Tarot with the moon is a beautiful practice. When we strive to cycle our internal seasons with the earth and the moon we become more aligned with the energies that surround us.
Self care can be an often neglected, yet important aspect of our spiritual lives. Caring for ourselves is a way for us to tend to ourselves, to give a little love where we need it. A little ritual can go along with our self love quite nicely.
Making a custom deck was such a creative way to dive deeper into my understanding of the tarot. In making your own deck, you spend a lot of time meditating on the images, symbols, and meaning of each card. You have the option to choose or create images that represent you, or put in things… Continue reading Make Your Own Deck to Help Learn the Tarot
We all experience periods of waning and waxing. If you’re feeling uninspired, here are a few unique ways to get yourself back in your tarot flow.
Lammas/ Lughnasadh August 1st First Harvest Lammas marks the first harvest festival in a succession of three. It is the halfway point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. The word Lammas comes from a word meaning “loaf-mass”. The Goddess as Grain Mother is celebrated. The seeds from harvest time will bring rebirth in the next… Continue reading Lammas / Lughnasadh