Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Enchantment: To Hold Stillness

“Whenever there is stillness there is the still small voice, God’s speaking from the whirlwind, nature’s old song, and dance…” Annie Dillard

Give yourself over to the songs of the Earth, the music of stars, the Divine heartbeat that awakens you to prayer, peace, and beauty.

To Hold Stillness – This component of the Quaternary is an essential part of both growth and magic. It is the necessary release and then quiet that follows the build-up and direction of magic and change. For all that lives, after a birthing, there must be a retreat while the tender newborn is kept protected, unready to be exposed to the challenges and tasks of the world.

In this section of my Enchantment posts, you’ll find prayers, meditations, ways to reconnect to body, spirit, and the sacred Earth. Most of all, you will find that this is an island of peaceful intention within my website.

May you find blessings here.Labyrinth

Shining Lights in the Darkest Nights

For our friends counting down to Christmas with their candles, here is the info for the last two. Also included today is my annual magical money tale. Continue Reading

Spirit of Yule © Anne Stokes

Strike the Harp and Join the Chorus! Wishing You a Very Merry Yule!

Rejoice! The decline of the light is over, and rebirth is at hand! On this most universal and oldest known holy day of all humanity, joy to the world! Continue Reading

Be Still and Embrace This Mother Night

The night is our teacher, our healer, and it is absolutely necessary if we are to know peace. Be blessed by the holy darkness of this Mother Night. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: The Turning

With a forecast of our first freeze on Friday, I pause to say goodbye to the exuberant annuals that have graced our cottage. I bow to the turning. Continue Reading

The Owling Time

Today’s post is for my Owl sisters and brothers, and all who wish to see more deeply into the Nature of things. Blessings of the gathering Dark. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: The Sweet, Endangered, Elusive Wood Thrush Visits

The sweet song of the wood thrush is unmistakable, but increasingly rare, as they are very endangered. Also famously elusive, we were lucky this day. Continue Reading