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?
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
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.
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
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
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.
What does it mean when a tarot card is dealt upside-down? It depends who you ask. One reader — or tarot book — might tell you that a flipped card (also known as a Reversal) means the exact opposite of its upright counterpart. Another might insist that it means nothing at all, and that the… Continue reading Reading Reversals in a Tarot Spread
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.