Deck Interview- The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Oracle

I’ve been using the Wild Unknown Tarot for almost 2 years now, and it’s quickly become my favorite deck. It’s my personal deck- the one I don’t use to read for anyone else. In fact, it just doesn’t read for anyone else. It gives really confusing, difficult readings when I try to read for others….

Magickal Month- May

May was named after the Greek Maia, mother of Hermes, and oldest of the Pleiades. In Greece, she was primarily known as a mother archetype, but in the Roman version, she became connected with several other goddesses, including Bona Dea (Good Goddess), Terra (earth), Fauna (prophetic goddess of the woodlands), Magna Mater (Cybele), Ops (an…

Magickal Month- April

There is some debate on the origin of the word April to describe the fourth month of the Julian calendar. There is evidence that supports the etymological connection to the word ‘aperire’ (meaning to open- as in opening the Spring season), and also a connection to Aphrilis (derived from Aphrodite, as her major festivals took…

Bewitching Your Day 31- Bison

  Animal Speak by Ted Andrews Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes The Once Unknown Familiar by Timothy Roderick

Bewitching Your Day 25- Goose

  References: The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews The Druid Animal Oracle by Phillip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes

Bewitching Your Day 13- Wren

More Information: Carolina Wren on birds.Audubon.org The Once Unknown Familiar: Shamanic Paths to Unleash Your Animal Powers by Timothy Roderick The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews Wren on Whats-Your-Sign.com

Bewitching Your Day 8- Bee

  More information: Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm Melissa on Wikipedia Colony Collapse Disorder on Wikipedia

Bewitching Your Day 2- Hawk

  More Information: Druid Animal Oracle by Philip Carr-Gomm Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara G. Walker Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-tailed_hawk  

Oracle- April 17th, 2016

Today I realized I’m a bit bored with using the same tarot decks over and over.  I love my same tarot decks for reading for myself, but for this weekly post, I wanted to do something a bit different.  So I decided to use one of my favorite oracle decks instead. Seriously, if you haven’t…

Tarot- February 29th, 2016

I’m sorry this post is a day late, but yesterday was a rat day.  We had to jump through some hoops to treat our Stanley for lice (generally, rats don’t appreciate bath time), and we had to bury our beloved Valentine, who passed on the 24th.  I spent 3 days nursing him- hoping, despairing, hoping…

Last day.

So this is my last day of my 30s.  I’m feeling a bit pensive, as one would.  So between weirdly scheduled appointments on opposite sides of town, I’m finding myself with a lot of time to kill.  Right now I’m here at Morgan Falls Overlook Park.  I’m almost alone, except for some loud asshole, speaking…

Today’s bird omens

Crows: 3 for a wedding, then later 2 for mirth Other:  Saw a huge barn own fly right over my head with a smaller bird chasing it, though not trying to attack, just kind of following.  I think I know what this means, but too soon to tell for sure.  🙂

Orb Weaver Spider

See?  They’re showing up everywhere.  This one is right outside my back door.  No color filters were used, just vignette and a border.

Pagan Blog Project Week 38- Spider Symbolism

When a creature shows up in your life over and over, that can be for various reasons.  It can just be the time of year when they tend to hang out, and that’s certainly true of spiders in September here in the South.  But sometimes, if you see them even more than usual, it can…

New podcast project and office reorganization

Sorry I’ve been quiet lately, I’ve been a little swept up in first edits on my novel, Altar of Change.  I’m nearly finished, and then I’ll be asking some friends to read through and hack it apart so I can make it stronger, better. While I’ve been editing, I’ve had another idea gestating in my…

More bird omens and good coffee

This morning, when I was taking our roommate into work, I nearly ran into 4 huge crows in the middle of the road who were fighting over some poor dead critter.  I’ve always been a huge fan of the crow rhyme (have I listed it here?), and 4 is for birth.  So I’m wondering what…

More bird omens and good coffee

This morning, when I was taking our roommate into work, I nearly ran into 4 huge crows in the middle of the road who were fighting over some poor dead critter.  I’ve always been a huge fan of the crow rhyme (have I listed it here?), and 4 is for birth.  So I’m wondering what…

Moth symbolism

So, something you may not know about the Bear.  He’s 6’6″, 300+ lbs, sports a mean-looking mohawk, and generally looks bad ass.  However, he hates, hates HATES moths.  He runs from our porch steps to the door as quickly as possible, because their fluttery hijinx freak him out.  As his loving, doting wife, I obviously…