Book review: Miss Wondersmith’s Guide to Fairytale Gatherings

I follow Miss Wondersmith’s blog, support her on Patreon, and always look forward to her contributions in Enchanted Living Magazine. In an age when many creative people are that accessible, sometimes books can be a letdown, feeling like a rehash of their other material. That was not the case here at all. In her other…

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The Hermit’s journey, part one

You are the Hermit. You’ve been in this Arcanum for at least a year, though you’re not counting. You meditate, scrawl notes with berry juice and spindly twigs that hurt to use, forage what little food you eat. You are lean, but not physically very strong. That is not what this Arcanum is about. After…

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Eclipsed by moon blood; stumbling through Shadow

People talk about transforming their menstrual cycles from a thing of shame to a thing of power through lunar blood magick. I’ve never had the luxury of feeling shame around my period. They’re far too brutal to endure in a society-based world without explaining to people. I did keep my first one a secret, but…

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Tarot reading: last quarter moon, January 13

This weekend we saw the last quarter moon before what is likely to be an epic, bloody, eclipsed, super full moon. Big movements are on the horizon. The questions in this reading are a combination of the prompts from the Many Moons planner by Modern Women and Briana Saussy’s Astro Rx 2019. The deck is…

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Death is a nurse log

I’ve always felt really comfortable with the Death card. I started learning tarot around the turn of the millennium. By that time, it seemed like every resource made sure to open Death descriptions with some variation of, The Death card is not about death. Or, The Death card does not mean you will die. The…

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A guided visualization for reclaiming your energy

Quick repeat disclaimer: I haven’t been able to make links show as a different color in my current website theme. If you think something might have linked content, it probably does; move your mouse over it to see. This guided visualization was inspired by my yoga teacher. During a class last year, she said (somewhat…

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Tarot reading: Last quarter moon, December 2018

This spread and prompt are from the final moon phase of the final edition of the Many Moons Workbook by Modern Women (run/edited/primarily authored/compiled by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener). I paraphrased/shortened some of the prompt language. I don’t like to do a reading where I pull specific cards to start, thereby removing them from the possible…

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Tarot reading: winter solstice 2018

Disclaimer: my posts have links in them. I haven’t figured out how to get them to show up as a different color in this theme without hovering over them. If I mention a name, website, or product, try moving your mouse over it, because there is probably a link there. Second disclaimer (This applies to…

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I get a little warm in my heart when I think of winter.

I’ve always been a deeply seasonal person, though I haven’t always known how to move through each season with grace. Instead of using winter to rest, recharge, replenish, and reflect, I traditionally fell into deep depressions and periods of sloth. I come from a place with four distinct seasons: warm, wet, rainy spring, full of…

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