Depression, Darkness, and Solstice Rituals

I have always battled with depression. The shadows are always close at hand, hovering just behind my eyes, ready to cloud my vision. I have consistently fallen into a deep depression when major projects have ended. And this spring, after moving to a new city, finishing some huge work projects, and finishing my masters, it’s been a doozy. That’s why I’ve been so quiet lately. Depression doesn’t speak well. I’m constantly second guessing myself and my place, afraid to use my voice in case I will do more damage than good. I analyze every move I make, I lay awake...

Lessons from Fortuna on the Cycles of a Multipassionate Witch

I’m a multipassionate witch, and my ideal career is multifaceted. I truly want to build more than one career: My first career is in environmental policy, and my second is as a tarot reader. But I have a confession to make: I haven’t been balancing my multiple careers all that well. This isn’t a terribly unique problem. Everyone struggles with balance. This is a problem especially acute in multipassionates like myself. If you follow the work of Emilie Wapnick at all, this will all sound very familiar. (Not sure what a multipassionate is? Check out Emilie’s TED talk.) My entire life,...

Creating Space in my Tarot Studio

Hello lovely readers! Today, I’m going to give you a look at my tarot studio – the place where the magic happens. Literally. But first: It’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? February was quiet for Northern Lights Witch, particularly because it was REALLY loud in other parts of my life. After the election, my career in public policy has been … well, it’s been a lot. I was asked to delay my transition North to work more on legislative policy stuff, and that quickly became emotionally overwhelming. I was living in a temporary space, and while it was a...

Tarot for the Resistance: What is my place in the movement?

This is a personal tarot reading to learn how I can best use my skills to resist Trump, fascism, and build a powerful collective movement. You can order your own reading on your place in the resistance in my shop. I’ve been quiet on the blog lately. I’ve been struggling to find my voice in this newly revealed America. I am a student of public policy, in my other career I work to protect my state’s environment. I know that I already do a lot in my life to resist Trump, but I can also feel my role shifting. I’m moving...

Exciting News! New Years Offerings

Hello beautiful readers and followers! I’ve got some special offerings this season, and I’m so excited to roll them out. We’re getting close to the New Year, and I find this to be one of the most important times to practice as a witch. The winds are turning, it’s dark by 5 pm, and we’re coming up on winter. I’m thinking about the turning of the year, and what I’m incubating this winter. In these difficult times, I’m turning more to creativity and those things that heal my soul. Now is quite the time for tarot and healing work. It’s time...

Talking Through Conflict: Communicating with Loved Ones Over the Holidays

Since the election, many of us are sitting with some extremely difficult feelings. For many of us (myself definitely included), the pain and fear of bigotry lies right at the surface. We’re afraid. We’re angry. And the unfolding horror may be the direct result of the way our family members voted. So how are we supposed to talk to one another? How are we supposed to gather and express our gratitude when that pain is so raw? I’ve always had a difficult time talking to family members about this pain, but I have made a commitment to myself to not...