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.

Bigger books and decks

The Emperor Ascends in 2020, Part Two

My examination of 2020 as the Tarot Year of the Emperor continues. Part Two tackles the global implications of his influence, for better or worse.

The Emperor Ascends in 2020, Part One

Welcome to Part One of my annual series about the Tarot Year. 2020 demands serious respect, since it’s the Year of the Emperor. Here’s what to know.

The Fourth Candle Is Love

The Fourth Candle for Those Counting Down to Christmas

For those who were counting down to Solstice only, our Circle is done. But if you are counting to Christmas (also, or only), tonight is Candle 4.

Joy to the World, The Light Is Born! Merry Yule!

Rejoice, for the magical gifts of Winter Solstice await. Join with us in merry measure, and visit here for spells, lore, and Yuletide treasure.

Only a Month Away – The Inaugural SE Tarot Conclave

Imagine spending a gorgeous, spa retreat weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a distinguished group of Tarot teachers and enthusiasts. You can!

Here We Go Again: Mercury Stations Retrograde Today

Mind your words and watch your step! Back up your data, check plans, and pack lots of patience if you are traveling. Mercury turns retrograde today.

May Blessed Brigid Grant You Light, Protection, and Blessings

It is by my service to this Goddess that I call myself a Priestess of Illumination; I tend and share Her flames of creativity, rebirth, and healing.

Welcome 2019: The Year of the Hanged Man, Part Two

In Part Two, we look back at the last Hanged Man year, and look ahead as well. Like the test of the spiritual initiate, this year is a holy journey.

Welcome 2019: The Year of the Hanged Man, Part One

We are having the first Tarot Year of the Hanged Man in almost a century. What does this complex, often misunderstood card tell us for the year ahead?

Standing Up To the Deep Pockets of Environmental Exploitation

NCCN leads the way protecting our state from the massive exploitation that threatens our unique and fragile ecosystems. They need YOUR help this week.