Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Illumination: To Know

“Learn to see, and then you’ll know that there is no end to the new worlds of our vision.” Carlos Castaneda

Enjoy a richer, more soulful way of living. Thrive, even during times of challenge, transition, and transformation. Aligning yourself in harmony with your own visions, your truth, and the rightness of life is a revolutionary act of self-care. Allow me to show you how.

Illumination means to shed light on a place or a subject. It also refers to when books of knowledge have pages embellished and even gilded with artwork.

And “to know” means that you have a clear objective in mind, plus the understanding of how to manifest the changes you want to as a result of your intention.

To know is the principle of the Witch’s Pyramid that relates to the element of Air and East. In most Tarot systems Air is associated with the suit of Swords.

The Swords can cut away the superfluous, help you determine and protect your boundaries, and teach the skills necessary for success without harm. Swords focus on the power of the mind, including communication, song, poetry, and perception.

Thus, within this section, you will find my published and most frequently asked-for articles and essays, including the perennially popular ones I’ve gathered for you in The Reading Room.

This is also where you can learn more about my services as a seer and reader.

Be at home here and browse to your heart’s content. May the pages of your life be illuminated with knowledge, inspiration, and clear vision.

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Next Saturday, Jan. 21: A Magical Act of Kindness!

If you are in driving distance of Raleigh next Saturday, Jan. 21, please consider stopping by Dancing Moon Books for their fundraiser benefit for me.

Tarot Card of Equinox and the Week of Sept. 19-25, 2016: The Lovers

This week of the Equinox threshold, we are called to open our true, passionate hearts, and connect to one another, for we are held in grace by Love.

The Meaning and Spirit of Labor Day

Since tomorrow's post will focus on the Card of the Week, I am sharing this important reminder about the true meaning of Labor Day. Forward together - not one step back.

In Memoriam

It's the Memorial Day holiday weekend, generally considered the “unofficial start” of the Summer vacation season. But let us not forget its origins.

Back up! Back up! It’s Mercury Retrograde!

Back up your technology, watch your words, and be prepared for travel delays...Mercury has turned retrograde!

Looking Forward, Looking Back

  Now we are in the heart of Winter, but we have already passed the midpoint. In two weeks, the rites of Imbolc will be upon us, celebrating the certainty of life returning. We prepare now for initiation and dedication. Seed catalogs beckon as the promise of Springtime whispers to us, even now, in the Continue reading…

A Sample Reading

© Osho Zen Tarot As a professional with almost 40 years under my belt, I thought you might find it interesting to see how I approached this reading I gave a number of years ago. In it, the querent (person asking the question) had concerns about making a commitment to a particular relationship. She was Continue reading…

An Introduction to Tarot Personality Profiles

Originally published on the (now discontinued) Innerchange Magazine website in 2003, this was my introductory article for a series of seven articles that explains the Tarot archetypes we each are connected to, due to the numerology of our birthday. Tarot Personality Profiles: The Fool's Journey Begins © Beth Owl's Daughter Almost everyone knows their astrological Continue reading…

The Year 2009 in Tarot: The Justice Year

As you may know from my articles on the subject, the numerology of your birthday, or of a particular year, may correspond to the Tarot, particularly the Major Arcana (the trumps). Using this system, we can discover much about the traits and patterns that may be anticipated in a given year. This year, 2009 would Continue reading…

Happy Birthday, Inanna!

The birth of the Goddess Inanna has been celebrated annually on this day since ancient times. Inanna is the Sumerian Queen of Heaven and Earth, and a deity who presides over both love and war. Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart Inanna child of the Moon God a soft bud swelling her queen's robe cloaks the Continue reading…