State of the Moon: February New Moon

State of the Moon is a semi-regular, bimonthly check in with the universe. I have always been much more likely to follow the New Moon cycle than the Full Moon Cycle. My Wiccan training has taught me that the New Moon is all about intention setting and intuitive work, whereas the Full Moon is about manifestation and action. I am an incredibly driven person, and can get so caught up in the doing I forget to pause. I personally find intention-setting to be the critical balance to all that doing. If I don’t take time and figure out myself, my...

My Tarot Philosophy

I’ve been practicing tarot for ten years. How I’ve used the tarot has shifted and changed a lot in that time, as I’ve grown in my study as a witch. This blog is still fairly new, so I just wanted to tell you all a little bit about how I come to the practice. There are a lot of ways to do tarot. I want to talk about how I use the cards, and the ethics involved in reading for others. You can use tarot to learn about yourself, to prioritize your goals, as a creative tool, as an artistic...

This Week’s Energy

All right, friends, it’s Monday, and my Monday has started off with a bang! Lots of projects going on, lots of things happening, and Mercury goes direct today. With all of this energy swirling around, it felt like a good time to pull some cards and do some reflecting and looking forward. I used my Legend: Arthurian Tarot deck, because it has become like an old friend and I needed that comfort. You can check out my deck interview here. I intended to pull an energy/action spread, and the Seven of Shields leapt from my hands, so we will need...

State of the Moon: Full Moon in Aquarius

State of the Moon is a semi-regular, bimonthly check in with the universe.  This is my first post that focuses on the moon, on astrology, on how what’s happening in the heavens impacts us on earth. I am still learning about astrology, but I process information through writing. I will also include links to blog posts by other people studying astrology, because this place isn’t a vacuum and I want to be very much in conversation with others. It’s taken me a while to learn about astrology. In fact, as someone who believes in and is fascinated by science, it...

Deck Spotlight on Legend: The Arthurian Tarot

Legend: the Arthurian Tarot is the oldest deck that I have. My first ever deck was a fairy deck that I quickly moved away from. I’ve been carrying Legend with me for the last 6 years at least, perhaps longer. Therefore, we have a lot of history. However, it seems lately that my energy around tarot has shifted, and it makes sense that this deck’s energy would have shifted toward me as well. Enter: The deck interview! This is very useful for me as a reader, but it’s also useful for those who might seek a reading from me in...

New Year Intentions

This is my first post! Wowee! I’ve been thinking and dreaming of this moment over the last year, and it finally felt 100% right to start this project. It’s time to be more public about my journey. It’s time to dust off those old writing and blogging skills and put them toward something. 2016 feels amazing. I’ve been wanting to do more reading for others, and so I put it out there on social media. 13 tarot appointments booked, and I’m feeling like there’s something here I can’t ignore anymore. Now, I want to talk a little bit about my...