It is always wise to investigate appearances before assuming the worst in people.
Always remember that what appears as complacency might be veiled frustration, feeling 'stuck', or may be confused with great patience.
It is always wise to investigate appearances before assuming the worst in people.
The New Moon is coming! It arrives at precisely 21:24 on Wednesday, July 15th.
The New Moon is a time of new beginnings, hope, faith and optimism. It is very important, as it sets the pace for the entire lunar cycle. This means it’s also a great time to work with the Tarot.
To find out what kind of energy this New Moon will bring you,
request a New Moon Tarot reading from me at 50% off, to check in with your spirit guides, to learn what you should be working on during this new lunar cycle, and what you should let go.
A New Moon Tarot reading includes :
Let's take a look at where you came from and see how it's affecting the present.
Where are you currently on your path?
Where is your path leading you? This card will give you some insight, so you can see if you want to adjust your path, or continue as you are.
What energy is this New Moon bringing you?
What should you release going into this lunar cycle?
What energy should you work on bringing to you this cycle?
What Spirit Animal is currently assisting you on your path and how can you best work with their energy?
What do your Spirit Guides want you to know right now?
Ordinarily, an in depth reading like this would cost $50, but I am offering it to you for $25 to help get you balanced for this Moon period!
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July's full moon is known as the Blessing Moon, although it's also called the Meadow Moon. July was originally called Quintilus, but was later renamed in honor of Julius Caesar.
This is a great time to do divination and dreamwork. Find a way to incorporate the watery energy of the Blessing Moon into your spell crafting and ritual. Enjoy the relaxing feeling of July's full moon and use it in your personal meditation.
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The Empress represents abundance. She encourages everyone to create abundance in every way possible. So, on that note I am posting a prosperity spell by Deborah Blake:
Prosperity magick is often done on Thursdays, using a green candle. If you want to add a stone to the mix, many of the green stones, like malachite, jade, or aventurine, are also associated with prosperity.
One of the things I always suggest when doing prosperity work is to keep an open mind. If you ask for one specific thing, like money, you might or might not get it. But if you leave room for the Universe to improvise, you might end up getting just the right thing and the right time to fill whatever need you have.
When I am going to do this spell, I often take a green votive and using the tip of my athame or a toothpick, scratch a few rune symbols (such as Uraz and Gifu) into it, along with my initials.
God and Goddess hear my plea
Rain prosperity down on me
Bring in monies large and small
To pay my bills, one and all
Money earned and gifts for free
As I will, so mote it be
Note: If you are concerned about getting your prosperity in a way that is less than positive (a relative dying, for instance), you can always add at the end of this or any other spell: For the good of all, and according to the free will of all, so mote it be.
Well here we are in the month of June! The Wheel of the year is turning and Litha approaches. It’s hard to imagine that half the year has almost flown by!
One of the things about June that those of us who live along the East coast of the US and especially here at Basecamp is the fear of Hurricanes!!!
After you have taken proper mundane precautions to make sure your home and property is protected you can do something magical as well!
I am reprinting some advice from one of my favorite ladies – Ann Moura about how we can protect ourselves in the event of a Hurricane warning.
This excellent spell comes from her book, Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows (Kindle Location 2622). Kindle Edition.
Her first advice is:
“Change another's Spell slightly so it is yours: to make the energy generated recognize that it comes from you and your will, so that it connects to work with you specifically.”
This is very important. In order to be effective, you must change the spell ever so slightly to make it your own. Put your energy into it. I can’t stress this enough!
For this spell you may find it helpful to address the Elemental Winds by raising the completed spell materials to each Quarter to energize spell:
-North wind for physical actions
-East wind for new beginnings and mental actions
-South wind for power and vigorous actions
-West wind for cleansings and emotional actions
Alright, is everybody ready? Here we go!
Perform during: anytime there is threat of a hurricane.
You will need: a sharp knife [not your Athame].
Spell casting: take knife in hand and go outdoors, facing the direction from which the wind is blowing. Wave the knife overhead three times in a great circle while saying: I call upon thee, Elementals Air and Water! Go wherever ye please, But stay thou far away from me! Throughout the oceans ye may roam! But nowhere near to my own home! For kith and kin are thee to me, That As I Will, So Mote It Be!
Thrust the knife into the ground while envisioning that the winds will be "split" and not come near. After the danger has passed, retrieve the knife and rinse it off.
This is the card I drew today! Wow! I am right at a turning point with my Tarot reading business, so this is a great card to receive! Let me explain.
The Page represents youthful energy. That abundant growth energy that infuses the owner with strength, creativity, and that youthful passion that drives one to move forward and conquer the tasks ahead in order to become successful.
The Page of Pentacles represents anything to do with, well, pentacles! Practical, Earthly concerns are what this Page likes to speak about. He is concerned with the labor, income, bookkeeping, organization of the plan, and the marketing. He wants everything strategically in place so that growth may occur.
So, in essence I am being told to develop a “can do” attitude and get my act together, because then my success will be right around the corner. I am so excited!
If you are interested in what the cards may have to tell you come visit my Tarot Room to find out!
This is something I hope I never experience! But wait, I think I might have a time or two, and it was just wearing a disguise! Yes, I'm sure of it! What do I mean?
Anytime the sky seems to fall, the world, as you know it, seems to end, things just seem to fall apart right before your eyes, and perhaps against your conscious wishes, you've been shipwrecked!
OMG, you say, I think this is happening to me! Now what do I do?
First try to get a grip on your emotions. Drama, drama, drama! It's OK to get angry, feel sad, cry, yell, etc., but don't lose your head!
After the climax of whatever happens to make you feel wrecked, let the tears fall and express the agony to anyone who will listen, but when you have expressed it all and your soul is cleansed, open up and ask the Universe to help you sort it out.
Get some rest and then make a thoughtful list of anything that you might have some control over. Don't dwell on those things that you can't control! Moving forward is the key!
You must also try to grasp that this is probably a prearranged life path correction. Pre-arranged? Would you pre-arrange your own destruction? Maybe! Your soul spends a significant amount of time planning and choosing a path before you reincarnate. As souls, we are always trying to improve ourselves and grow toward connection with The Source, just like a plant turns & reaches toward the light. This means that we might pick huge challenges during a lifetime in order to meet or exceed our goals! To understand what I am talking about I would recommend that you read this book:
Journey of Souls by Michael Newton, PH.D.
It's easy to read, but the insights you will gain about life are incredible!
If you simply don't have time for this or just don't want to read this fabulous book you can always go to The Tarot Reading Room to consult me for a Tarot reading! Maybe I can help you sort things out? I'll be waiting!
I hope you enjoyed your Beltane celebrations or at least gazing at the bright and beautiful, Full Flower Moon! This is such a wonderful and sensual time of year. Nature is just burgeoning with flowers and sweet new babies! These are Muscovy ducklings from a wild flock that we feed.
Many of us get the Spring cleaning bug. We want to get everything tidied up and refreshed for the oncoming sunny seasons. I'm no exception! I have spent some time cleaning and rearranging my Tarot site, and I have added something that I think you will find a lot of fun!
If you go to the second page on the site, or click on any Free Reading button, you can interact with the deck of your choice (there's two). You will be guided through a simple three card reading that you choose and the interpretations will be presented as you click on each card. You can sign in and start your own tarot journal, too! So, click on the new free reading page and check it out!
If you are satisfied with the reading(s) you get from this app, I'm thrilled, but if you need something more you can always reach me personally in The Tarot Reading Room, Tarot Just For Fun!, Tarot Life Coaching, or ask me a question in the appropriate Free Questions box.
I can't wait to hear what you think, so leave me a comment below!
As I was doing a card reading today, I was reminded of something. In some decks of Tarot cards, such as The Tarot of Delphi pictured above, Justice is number XI or 11. Other decks occasionally place Justice in the 8th position. The relevance here would be that if you pick a numerological Life Path card for someone, which helps to determine the Karmic goals that they should focus on in their current lifetime, they might assign them to be either Strength or Justice depending on the deck. So, how could this affect their path?
My Life Path number is 8. So most often I am determined to be a combination of Strength and because the numbers add up to 8, I am also considered to have the Karmic qualities of Star, which is the card that represents hope. If I accept this assignment that would mean that I should help others by being positive and uplifting, fighting to keep my head above slander and/or harmful negative situations, and being tough enough to bounce back when knocked down.
OK, so I am all of these and have been all my life. If someone were to tell me that I was Justice and Star would that really alter my destiny? I think not, because if you examine the ideas represented on these cards, you might come to the conclusion that in order to be positive and uplifting to myself and others and bring hope, I would really have to embrace the qualities of Justice and be fair, right?
So, there is a ‘crossover’ here that can be embraced and added in to suggest that, as above, Strength + Justice + Hope!
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Decisions, decisions, decisions! What could be more mondayne than all of the decisions we are called to make on a daily basis? So, I was thinking that the first Monday after the New Moon might be a good time to post something about this subject. After all, it's a time when we are called to organize the week ahead, and because it's around the New Moon phase, some of us embrace the possibilities of a magickal new beginning, right?
Sometimes the best way to make the choices that will make the magick happen is to keep it practical. Tie it into your mundane needs and activities, in order to focus on what you really need, and empower your desires. O.K., so how do we do that?
Look at the cards pictured above. The first card, Two of Swords, is a painting called The Tragic Poetess, c.1890 by, Lord Frederic Leighton. She looks tragic, no? But is she? Could she instead be faced with a challenge and contemplating what her decision might be? She has a bucket of scrolls next to her (choices), the rolling sea behind her, and some dark clouds gathering overhead. She seems to be pondering her choices.
This picture connotes how the intellect and the emotions are often tangled. The character in the picture thinks she knows what she should do, but isn't sure that she really wants to do it. But as a contemplative poet she is skilled about how to use this 'tangle', having gained an understanding of how emotion affects intellect. She knows that doing this can be more important than trying to separate the two. How often have you heard, "Think with your head, not with your heart!" But I'm here to challenge that idea by presenting to you that sometimes it's O.K. and even desirable to use both head and heart together!
By learning to be sensitive, intuitive, and connected we stand to gain a whole lot more than by constantly trying to only take the cold, hard, logical approach to everything. Sometimes, we must use our imaginations, learn to be creative and try to be brave, by speaking to what we believe in and what we think is right. Doing this allows your desires and what you value to be released into the Universal flow, so that the powers that be can offer you possibilities for solutions. By shaking that creative web in this way you may gain more than you ever thought you could!
A great example of this is is the character on the next picture - The Enchantress of Wands. This is a painting of Athenais done in 1908, by John Williams Godward, (both pictures are from the Tarot of Delphi, by Janet Hinkel and presented here with her loving and gracious permission).
Athenais was put into a very bad ( or so she thought at the time) position, after being denied any inheritance from her family's estate. She was suddenly impoverished and certainly did not want to face a life of destitution. So, she stepped up bravely, and used her plucky and assertive nature to seek justice in the empirical court. Not only was she heard, but she so impressed the young emperor that they wed! She was renamed Aelia Eudocia and the now affluent empress proved herself to be an astute politician and a social strategist. She used her influence for philanthropic projects, especially education for women, this being so essential to her own success. She was also a poet in the Classical style.
Both of these women used their imaginations to create what they wanted for their lives. Our contemplative poet wanted to help impart better understanding of the meaning of life and our Classical poet, Athenais wanted a better life, but not only for herself. She wanted to improve the general lives of her society and especially woman. Could she have done either of those things if she hadn't creatively stood up for basic social justice, or what she believed in? I think not!
What do you think? Leave me a comment about how you think blending intellect with emotion could affect and or improve reality. I will give a free Tarot reading to anyone who is brave enough to tell me what you think!