No more Tarot Decks?

For shame! Actually, I’m being very particular about my tarot decks. I want to get the Runic Tarot, but it’s $35. I think I am done buying decks once I get that one (at least until some cat/unicorn/RWS deck comes along). I have finally found THE tarot book (Holistic Tarot), THE tarot deck (Robin Wood),… Continue reading No more Tarot Decks?

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Ritual Magic

I don’t know why, but I like reading about ritual magic, or “high magick”. I collect books on it. I just cracked open a book that I’ve had for a few years, Ritual Magic Workbook. It’s meant to be for self-starters on the magical path. In the Introduction, the author presents us with a visionary… Continue reading Ritual Magic

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Tarot Stories

So I’ve been getting the itch to write. I’ve written novels and a short book on Real Magic For Writers. I’ve written short stories, or vignettes (what are known as “flash fiction”), on my other blogs. Most of those stories are based in the City of Heroes/Villains world, so that could be considered Mary Sue… Continue reading Tarot Stories

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Seven of Wands

“Don’t go there.” “Back off!” I’ve been thinking of this card and I’m not sure why. Depending on the deck, this is “I’m ready for a fight.” Some decks have it that it is the fight. (Starscapes, Linestrider, Witches’ Tarot, Mythic Tarot). Sometimes, the card has to be forced into the theme of the deck.… Continue reading Seven of Wands

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5 and 7 of swords

Clockwise: RWS, Shadowscapes, Witches', Robin Wood

For some reason, these two cards confuse me. If you look at the surface of them in the RWS and Robin Wood deck, they look the same: Someone is taking away swords. For many years, I’ve used these cards interchangeably, “Someone is stealing something from/returning something to you.” But there’s more than that. The five… Continue reading 5 and 7 of swords

$30 for a buncha rocks???!!!

Crystals (a buncha rocks)

One of the things about being a magician/magic worker is that you have to buy tools of the trade, and metaphysical stores know it. Local stores here overcharge for everything, compared with (of course) Amazon and now Etsy. Quartz points, that I use for quick cleansing and charging for my tarot cards, go upwards of… Continue reading $30 for a buncha rocks???!!!

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The Hierophant (V)

RWS, Robin Wood, Golden, Blanc Noir, Murder of Crows, Heaven and Earth

The Hierophant in general terms means “The Man”. If you work for a company, it’s the corporation. It’s the government, the church, people in authority. Contrast this with The Emperor, who is one person in charge. This is people or institutions. In most of these cards, there is a man sitting in a position of… Continue reading The Hierophant (V)

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