New Guided Meditations!

I finally did it! I recorded, edited, and published some guided meditations I’ve been working on. Check them out on Bandcamp!

78 Stories- Journaling with Tarot

I’m excited to announce that my new book is out! You can find it here. In this book, I lead you through a series of journal prompts to deepen your connection with tarot. It’s important to learn the meanings of cards and use your intuition, but to really reach the heart of tarot, it’s necessary…

Depression and Spirituality

Hi, my name is Amie. I just went off meds for about 6 weeks due to a snafu with my refills not being available and my insurance not covering them anyways. They’re now $30/month and I honestly just didn’t feel like my mental health and happiness was worth $30/month, especially when I’m not working and…

Deck Interview- Queen of the Moon Oracle

I wanted this deck since the first time I saw it. The art is amazing, and the feel of the deck is a good blend of whimsical and serious. So when I lost my job, I bought it for myself as a feel-better present. It’s not that expensive on Amazon, after all, and I deserve…

Deck Interview- The Cosmos Tarot and Oracle

I lost my job at the end of March, and so I’ve had a lot of time to watch YouTube lately. One of my favorite types of videos to watch is deck reviews, and that’s where I happened upon this deck from Light Grey Art Lab. I’m not sure whose review it was that intrigued…

The Muse Tarot deck interview

I got this deck because I wanted to have another Spring/Summer deck with a light, fun energy to it. It really fits the bill! The artwork is bright and cheery, but without sacrificing depth. I love Chris-Anne’s other tarot, The Light Seer’s Tarot, so I thought I would love this one. And I wasn’t wrong….

Advice for Beginner Tarot Readers from a Salty Old Cardslinger

So I’ve been reading tarot even longer than I’ve been Pagan. My father bought me my first deck for my 12th birthday, and I’ve always kept at least one deck around. My interest waxed and waned, and I didn’t get super serious about tarot until about 10 years ago, but I’ve always enjoyed reading for…

Advice for Beginner Witches from a Salty Old Witch

First, I want to thank Heather for the inspiration for this article. I’ve been wondering if I should continue writing, and she gave me some good ideas that made me want to try again. Thank you Heather! I’ve been on my spiritual path for many, many years. I dedicated myself to a Pagan path in…

The Future of This Website

When I first started this blog, I was filled with ideas of things I wanted to write about. And over the years, I have. I’ve tried to write about magick and Paganism, tarot and my life. But lately, I feel like I’ve just dried up. I’ve been writing the Magickal Month posts, and that’s been…

Magickal Month- November 2020

The weather really isn’t breaking that much here in Atlanta. The temps are still in the upper 60s, and I’m waiting for the sweater weather I was promised. The leaves are starting to change, though, and we’re sorely in need of blowing the lawn. The geese have settled in for the next few weeks, and…

Magickal Month- October 2020

October. This is the month that witchy folks crave all year long. Even those who don’t like the ending of Summer still get a little thrill when things start moving towards Samhain and the season of the witch. The nights are getting longer and cooler, and the last of the harvest is coming in. There’s…

Magickal Month- September 2020

Believe it or not, our cherry tomatoes are JUST NOW beginning to ripen. I knew we got them in the ground late, but this seems crazy late for a first harvest. At any rate, they’ll make a welcome addition to our Mabon table. I’ve been seeing hawks and crows everywhere, indications that I need to…

Magickal Month- August 2020

August is here, and we know that the hottest part of the Summer is almost over. If you look around, the bright greens of May and June have turned into a darker, more sun-baked green, and the fields are turning gold. It’s time to celebrate grain, corn, and all those yummy Summer vegetables! We had…

Where has all the magick gone?

I don’t think I’m saying anything too surprising if I point out that spirituality waxes and wanes with the tides of our lives. Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp that ethereal connection to the nebulous that sustains us at other times. That’s about where I’m at right now. I’m still surrounded by all the…

Magickal Month- July 2020

I’m sorry for the lateness of this post. Can you believe that I just forgot? I thought about not posting at all once I remembered, but that’s a separate story. Suffice it to say, it’s July and I’m back on schedule. July was named after Julius Caesar, and it’s the 7th month of the year…

Creating a Litha/Midsummer Altar

At Litha, we celebrate the sun at the height of its power. This is the longest day and the shortest night, and the highest that we’ll see the sun overhead this year. This is also the calender’s beginning of the Summer season, though the weather has been hot for weeks or months now. This is…

Magickal Month- June 2020

June is the 6th month in the modern calender and is named after the goddess Juno. It’s known as a month of marriage and family get-togethers as well as Gay Pride! There’s just more June in June than in any other month, which is to say that the longest days of the year reside in…

Magickal Month- May 2020

Beltane kicks off this month of fun, frolicking, fertility, and oh yeah, staying at home some more. This is a mixed blessing for a lot of people, as I know a lot of folks are getting things done around the house. It’s nice to know that when we’re able to get out and about again,…

Deck Interview (kinda)- Super Attractor

This deck came to me for my birthday, a present from my wonderful sister. It was one that I knew I wanted, having loved Gabrielle Bernstein’s previous deck ‘The Universe Has Your Back’. Neither of these decks are particularly great for oracle work, as they provide affirmations instead. I have used both as oracles, but…

Magickal Month- April 2020

April is upon us, and so is the pollen. Everything is covered with a thin coating of the yellow stuff, and if people weren’t scared enough of the Corona Virus, now we have these terrifying allergies to contend with. Seriously, every sniffle is suspect, even if we’ve had allergies for years. However, the grape hyacinths…

Deck Interview- The Light Seer’s Tarot

This deck is one of those rare cases where I wanted it, I had money, and I bought it. I have quite a lot of decks, so a new one has to REALLY speak to me for me to spend the money. This one really did. I just love the energy of the art on…

Creating an Ostara or Spring Equinox altar

Now comes the time of year when everything is really starting to wake up and come alive after its Winter slumber. We’re seeing flowers cropping up everywhere, and the animals are all going a little crazy in their rush to mate. The ubiquitous red robin has shown its face, and there’s a lovely, iridescent green…

Magickal Month- March 2020

What strikes me about March is first the haze of pinks, browns, and pale greens that spread over the forest as buds begin to open. Then, later in the month, the iridescent green of the new growth as all the leaves burst forth. March is all about moving from the grey and brown of Winter…

Magickal Month- February 2020

February is that held breath between the Winter and Spring where we aren’t quite sure about what it is that we should be doing. We’ve spent the Winter going within, taking stock of our inner worlds, and our plans for the Spring are made. But it isn’t time to put them into practice yet. Fortunately,…

Magickal Month- January 2020

There was a time when I had a lot of trouble at this time of year. I have a little bit of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and it hit me hard. I also had a rough time around my birthday, and spent a good deal of January depressed because of it. As I’ve gotten older, however,…

Creating a Yule or Winter Solstice Altar

Yule is such a warm, festive time of year for most of us. And if we don’t enjoy Christmas for various reasons, Yule gives us a second chance to reinvent this Winter holiday for ourselves in a way that feeds our spirits through the Winter. The themes here are creating warmth as the weather gets…

Deck Interview- Osho Zen Tarot

I’m going to be honest here and let you in on a secret. I bought this deck never really thinking I was going to use it that much. I bought it so that I could take pictures for a panel I did on the history of art in tarot, and I thought it was important…

Magickal Month- December 2019

It’s December, and we have a lot of new birds coming to our feeder. House wrens and chickadees will be wintering here, it seems, and so we’re making sure they have lots of fatty seeds to see them through the cold months. Husbear found a dove wing in our shed, however, where it had been…

Deck Interview- Goddess Power Oracle

This is the second deck that my sister gifted me as an early Yule prezzy. I love it, and I’ve been using it a bit differently from my other oracle decks. I haven’t used it in a reading yet, but I’ve been using it to draw a new card every month to choose the deity…

Magickal Month- November 2019

November was originally the 9th month of the year, but was changed to the 11th in the Julian calender. (Latin “Novem”= 9) If you follow the Wiccan calender, November 1st is New Year, as Samhain marks the transition between the old and the new. I like New Year in January, however, and so this month…

Creating a Samhain or Halloween altar

Creating a Samhain or Halloween Altar It’s no secret that witches really come alive around Samhain. This is kind of ‘our time’. While most other Pagan holidays were co-opted by Christianity and dulled down as the years passed, Samhain (and even Halloween) still retains so much Pagan lore and flavor. We have traditions that have…