Mabon is the second harvest festival. A time to reap what you have sown, whether that means crops of food or metaphorically. Day and night hang in the balance as we begin our descent towards the cooler months, leaving the warmth behind us. We embrace the transition during this time of equal light and dark, of masculine and feminine, to find balance in all aspects of our lives. Celebrate this Sabbat with a unique ritual and tarot spread.
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?
Mugwort, Artemisia Vulgaris, is an herb sometimes known as cronewort. This plant is prized as an aid for visioning and intuition.
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
What falls to the floor, comes to the door. So, what does it mean when a card jumps out of the deck? Is it nothing or is it most definitely something?
The leaves dance and float their way down to the cool earth. They adorn her in a patchwork quilt of golden velvets, warm sepias, and crinkled russets. The land subsumes the foliage when the bright hues convert themselves into an umber wither.
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
"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
Following the moon's cycles can help you to connect with yourself and manifest your dreams. Okay, that is quite the statement, but we really can use the Moon's energy to connect to ourselves, our ancestral ways of knowing, accomplish our goals, and even to deepen our Tarot practice. Charting the Moon lead me to deeper… Continue reading Connect with the Moon to Manifest Your Dreams
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.