Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Sunday Poetry: As the Halcyon Days Wind Down and the New Year Beckons

May your voyage be long, full of adventure, with many harbors seen for the first time. Ithaka by Constantine P. Cavafy (1911) As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like Continue Reading

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Spreading the Light

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  The Final Candle of the Christmas Advent Prayer Wreath Tonight at midnight, or tomorrow morning if you prefer, for those who are celebrating Christmas, it is time for you to light your final, center candle. With its light, honor the Bringer of Light, and vow to renew your own part in the ancient promise Continue Reading

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It’s Time for the First Candle On our Solstice Prayer Wheel

We are a Circle Within a Circle With no beginning And never ending… ~ by Deborah and Rick Hamouris As I posted last week, TONIGHT is the night that we begin joining together every Sunday evening through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Solstice Sun Wheel Prayer Circle. If you have been a regular reader Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Change on the Horizon

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Wordless Wednesday: Grieving for My Friend, George

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Wordless Wednesday: Homage to the Ancestors at the Hopewell Mounds

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Feel the Sacred Power Rising on This Merry May Eve

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Here we come a’ piping, In Springtime and in May; Green fruit a’ ripening, And Winter fled away. The Queen she sits upon the strand, Fair as lily, white as wand; Seven billows on the sea, Horses riding fast and free, And bells beyond the sand. ~ Witchcraft for Tomorrow, by Doreen Valiente Phoenix Publishing Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: At the Edge of Mystery

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Wordless Wednesday: Altar of Creativity

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Birth of a Luna Moth

                      Photos by my husband, John Rottet © 2014

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Tarot Card of the Week: March 17-23, 2014: A Timely Encore from the High Priestess

The history of the universe is an infinite sacred book that all men write and read and try to understand and in which they are also written. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, paraphrasing Thomas Carlyle Prepare yourself for a time of power and mystery. As what has been, for many, a very painful, difficult Winter comes Continue Reading

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On the Edge of Magic and Transformation

There, at the foot of the tree, belonging to no man, A silver apple falls. There, amongst the branches, the mother sits. Weaver of dreams against the weft of the wood, Insight falls like gentle rain on a moon-bathed garden. ~ Song to Hecate, by Alison Jones Now let us make ready for the great 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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Blessings of the New Moon in Scorpio and the Hybrid Eclipse

Dark of the Moon New beginnings Dark of the Moon Plant a seed tonight Dark of the Moon What we envision Will come to be By the Full Moon’s light. It’s a very powerful day today; so much, in fact, that I am not going to write a full-fledged blog post. This is Lunar Samhain, Continue Reading

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Blessings of Samhain To the Living and the Dead

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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Wordless Wednesday: All the Water On Planet Earth

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Tarot Card of the Week, Jan. 14-20, 2013: The Hierophant

Don’t confuse the teacher with the lesson, the ritual with the ecstasy, the transmitter of the symbol with the symbol itself. ~Paulo Coelho Another visit from the Major Arcana this week, this time with a visit from The Hierophant. With its obvious reference to the Roman Catholic pope, many people are put off by their Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Merry Yule! Solstice Blessings!

Join together beneath the mistletoe, By the holy oak whereon it grows. Seven Druids dance in seven time. Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming. Ring out these bells. Ring out, ring Solstice bells. Ring Solstice bells. — Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull ©1977 Ring the bells of joy and blessings! Throw open the Gates Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A Winter Solstice for the Ages

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Tarot Card of the Week, Dec. 17-23, 2012: The Ace of Cups

In joyous welcome is my hand outstretched to every brother who would join me in reaching past temptation, and who looks with fixed determination toward the Light that shines beyond in perfect constancy. ~ A Course in Miracles For only the second time in all the nearly nine years that I have been posting my Continue Reading

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