For many, many years, I have been depressed. Dark. Looked at the dark side of things. For once, I feel positive, and want to look at the bright side. Welcome, Apollo! Moving from Hades and Hekate, Athena and Hermes, I want to bathe in the light. I look at my life, compared to others, and… Continue reading Apollo
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?
Pagan Cats and Astrology and The Golden Dawn, oh my
Just got a new deck (a mini deck) called Tarot of Pagan Cats. I love cats. I’m marginally pagan, and I love almost anything Lo Scarabeo does. This has all three things. Also picked up a general astrology book. My Parker’s Astrology is getting a little beat up. This one is published by Llewellyn, so… Continue reading Pagan Cats and Astrology and The Golden Dawn, oh my
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
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
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
5 and 7 of swords
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???!!!
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???!!!
The Hierophant (V)
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)
It’s time to take over
Looking at the picture of my magical cabinet, I realized something. I put my stuff on top of what’s already there. I don’t take out what I don’t need or want anymore. Like the teacups. And the dolly. And not seen on the bottom, a reclining angel. No wonder I don’t have any room for… Continue reading It’s time to take over