Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

This Is Mother Night – May You Be Blessed

Deepest Dark Blessings to you and yours! It is the Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the great celebration of Mother Night. As far as we know, our ancestors did not have atomic clocks or satellites to help them dissect Time to the nanosecond. Instead, they had to figure by their keen observation, by Continue Reading

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Welcoming the Dark of the Year at Samhain

I am the hallow-tide of all souls passing, I am the bright releaser of all pain, I am the quickener of the fallen seed-case, I am the glance of snow, the strike of rain. I am the hollow of the winter twilight, I am the hearth-fire and the welcome bread, I am the curtained awning Continue Reading

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Sunday Poetry: In the Dark of the Moon and the Year

For Light by John O’Donohue (1956-2008) from To Bless the Space Between Us Light cannot see inside things. That is what the dark is for: Minding the interior, Nurturing the draw of growth Through places where death In its own way turns into life. In the glare of neon times, Let our eyes not be Continue Reading

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Welcoming the Halcyon Days of 2013

Halcyon days, now wars are ending. You shall find where-e’er you sail Tritons all the while attending With a kind and gentle gale. ~ Halcyon Days by Thomas Shadwell (1642 – 1692) With the Winter Solstice now only a week away, we here in the Northern Hemisphere have come to the deepest darkness of the Continue Reading

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The Instructive Embrace of the Dark: Mother Night

The walls between the worlds are thinned; The Gods’ might is at its peak, The wights and the dead walk freely among the living. Let us remember them on this Mother Night. ~ from a Heathen rite posted on the Internet some years ago, original source unknown. This is the Eve of the Winter Solstice. Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, Fabulous Sagittarius!

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying, when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~ Dale Carnegie (a true Sagittarian) This afternoon, at 4:50pm Eastern time, the Sun moved from Scorpio into the sign of Sagittarius. I am so glad I didn’t Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday – The Last Day of the Month Belongs to Hecate

I am she that is the natural mother of all things, mistress and governess of all the elements, the initial progeny of worlds, chief of powers divine, Queen of heaven, the principal of the Gods celestial, the light of the goddesses: at my will the planets of the air, the wholesome winds of the Seas, Continue Reading

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Mother Night

Dark shepherdess of many a golden star, Dost see me, Mother Night? ~ From The Electra of Euripides   Hail and Merry Meet on this Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the great celebration of Mother Night. As far as we know, our ancestors did not have atomic clocks or satellites to help them Continue Reading

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A Prayer for Endarkenment

As we approach the longest Solstice Night, the Mother Night, we give thanks and bless all that is dark. We heal with our intention “darkness” from its racial wounds and fear spells, and we give honor and praise to the Dark Mother, the Mother of us all. ~ B.  A Prayer for Endarkenment  by Dr. Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: Nov. 14-20, 2011 – Death

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~  Mary Oliver We receive the third Major Arcana card in a row this week, and with notable timing. The last time we received this card was exactly one year ago (the only difference being that in 2010, Monday Continue Reading

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Saturday Poetry as Samhain Season Wanes

Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XXIX Rainer Maria Rilke (from In Praise of Mortality, translated and edited by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy) Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, what batters Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of Samhain Week: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2011 – The Sun

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson How delicious this juxtaposition of Samhain and this week’s visit of The Sun is! One Continue Reading

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The Embrace of the Dark Goddess

 O Lady Of Mourning we call to Thee By the Cauldron of Hidden Sight O Lady of Keening we call to Thee By the Wings of Endless Flight O Lady of Wisdom we call to Thee By the Cave as dark as Night Cailleach, Crone, Beloved Guardian of the Ford Night Mother, Lover and Wise Continue Reading

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Blessings to Hecate

As you may know, on the last day of each month, I give honor to the Goddess Hecate. For once, this last day of our solar calendar month syncs up with the last night of the lunar month, and the dark of the Moon. What could be a better, more authentic time to give honor Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: January 24 – 30, 2011

Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring. – Henri Frederic Amiel (Swiss writer 1821-1881) We seem to be on a roll.  Except for a Continue Reading

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Magical Mother Night

The walls between the worlds are thinned; The Gods’ might is at its peak, The wights and the dead walk freely among the living. Let us remember them on this Mother Night. — from  a Heathen rite posted on the Internet some years ago, original source unknown. This is the Eve of the Winter Solstice. Continue Reading

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Sunday Poetry – For Light

For Light by John O’Donohue (1956-2008) from To Bless the Space Between Us Light cannot see inside things. That is what the dark is for: Minding the interior, Nurturing the draw of growth Through places where death In its own way turns into life. In the glare of neon times, Let our eyes not be Continue Reading

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About Winter

Blessed is your gift of the Winter, The icy winds that sweep clean the world; The bare trees that reveal the glittering stars; Silent roots growing deep within the land; Sleeping, resting, going within; The surrender to the dreaming dark. For much of my life, I dreaded Winter.  My anticipation of its awful dark and Continue Reading

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Blessings of A Pivotal Capricorn Full Moon

I am reprinting renowned astrologer Lynn Hayes’ post regarding today’s momentous astrological event.  I love Lynn’s evaluations, because they are geeky enough to satisfy the “real” astrologers amongst us, and yet they make sense for those of us not schooled in the esoteric arts. Best of all, though, she is always able to point to Continue Reading

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Mystery

What shakes the eye, but the invisible? – Theodore Roethke In this final chapter of The Artist’s Way, as her bon voyage gift to us, Julia offers a bouquet of ideas. When we begin to understand our creativity in terms of it being a sacred conversation between our Divinity and our human selves, she emphasizes Continue Reading

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