Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Freedom Fridays: Lesson 10 – Believe In Truth

If nothing is true, no one can criticize those in power; all is spectacle; the biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights. It’s Freedom Friday. Continue Reading

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We Are SO Not Going Away

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Every effort has been madeContinue reading Continue Reading

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Our True North

As you may know, on the weekends, I like to turn my posts over to the wisdom, insights and creativity of other visionaries.  Today, I offer a meditation from Caitlin Matthews’ glorious The Celtic Spirit, Daily Meditations for the Turning Year.  Her wise words are guidance for all in the midst of transformation and transition. Continue reading Continue Reading

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New Beginnings on this New Virgo Moon

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. Wordless Wednesday is being preempted today, so we can begin our spell working. First, we start with a lovely piece by astrologer  P.P., regarding thisContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Path of Bliss

Enough words have been exchanged; Now at last let me see some deeds! — Goethe, Faust I Everything that we have been doing – examining our assumptions about abundance, healing our wounds, facing our fears about our place in the Multiverse, the months of hard labor on our archaeological dig to discover our authenticity –Continue reading Continue Reading

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Chapter Nine Begins: Recovering A Sense of Compassion

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. — Sylvia Plath Welcome back! I’m so glad you have found your way here to my new digs and that you are still with us on this journey of The Artist’s Way begun at Imbolc (Feb.) this year. I hope you haven’t abandoned ship (which you will seeContinue reading Continue Reading

The Critical Truth

We have no friends. We have no enemies. We have only teachers. — Anonymous proverb As we begin to explore our artistic yearnings, we are going to run into challenges and difficulties. Because we are “in recovery,” our tender egos can easily want to abandon everything and send our artist self back into hiding again.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Buckle Your Seatbelt and Get Ready

The Star – © Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, Tarot of the Crone And we pray, notfor new earth or heaven, but to bequiet in heart, and in eye,clear. What we need is here. — Wendell Berry And now, we must take a big, deep breath. It’s time to prepare for Reading Deprivation Week. Did you know thisContinue reading Continue Reading

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More Morning Pages Thoughts

We have art in order not to perish of truth. — Friedrich Nietzsche As we prepare for what may be one of the most challenging steps on our journey of artistic recovery, the spotlight is on the importance of the morning pages. Julia states over and over that they are not optional, or only whenContinue reading Continue Reading

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Criticism

Receptivity © Daniel Mirante Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified, it is not criticism, learn from it. — Anonymous As we develop our inner artist, regaining a sense of our power, it is important to understand the long-termContinue reading Continue Reading

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What a Shame

We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents. — Ralph Waldo Emerson In discussing the ways that we make known to the Goddess our secretly whispered heart’s desires, we have to also look at the shadow that is (at least until we have done a lotContinue reading Continue Reading

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Believe It Or Not: The World Is Not Flat

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. — Pablo Picasso Blessings to our Artist’s Way companion, Thalia, who courageously shared 20 of her fears that whisper (sometimes scream) that she dare not be an artist. Anyone else? Remember, you are in gentle, supportive company here.Continue reading Continue Reading

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As we say farewell to 2008…

From one of the most dangerous, subversive books in print, Rob Brezsny’s manifesto: PRONOIA IS THE ANTIDOTE FOR PARANOIA:How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings LIBERATE YOUR IMAGINATION Let me remind you who you really are: You are one of the chosen ones. You’re a luminous being. A primordial miracle. AContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: November 10-16

The Queen of Swords Believe those who are seeking the truth;doubt those who find it. — André Paul Guillaume Gide (1869 – 1951) French author, Nobel Prize laureate This week brings us another court card. Of course in a reading, the kings, queens, knights and pages of the Tarot may be actual people, and ifContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week – Oct. 20-26

Ace of SwordsThe supreme end of education is expert discernment of all things–the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit,and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. — Samuel Johnson The Ace of Swords makes another appearance this week, having visited last onContinue reading Continue Reading

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Being Reasonable

Virtue does not come from wealth, but…wealth,and every other good thing which men have…comes from virtue. — Socrates The matter of Virtue – what it is, and how it may be able to help humans make sound decisions and live good, fulfilling lives, has been a central premise in religious and philosophical traditions for thousandsContinue reading Continue Reading

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What We Do, Who We Are

You are a citizen of a great and powerful nation. Are you not ashamed that you give so much time to the pursuit of money and reputation, and honors, and care so little for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul?— Socrates, The ApologyThere is no doubt about it – times are gettingContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week – Oct. 6-12

The King of Swords Let us face ourselves bravely as we are. For only a philosophy that recognizes reality can lead us into true happiness, and only that kind of philosophy is sound and healthy. — Lin Yutang This week, the King of Swords visits us for only the second time since I began myContinue reading Continue Reading

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We Are Tomorrow’s Ancestors

We pause at this pivotal moment in history, to reflect on the choices now before us, and how what we choose will determine how we are remembered as ancestors.This is as concise and clear an explanation as I have found why I found myself cheering as the Dow crashed yesterday: Congratulations, Corporate Crime Fighters!Coup AvertedContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Most Important Moment in History: Now.

While I do believe that gratitude is central to the healing and change we need, and that fear is self-defeating, being well-informed and aware is critical. Gratitude also needs action. And we have to know and tell the truth. I have to also ask why Global Climate Change is not the NUMBER ONE topic forContinue reading Continue Reading

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