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    Learning Lenormand

    Dreaming Lenormand I remember when I started learning reading Tarot cards over thirty years ago. I had a deck of Rider-Waite cards and I would lay out one of several spreads on a daily basis – usually a Celtic Cross – but sometimes a Horoscope Spread or a Tree of Life Spread or some other spread I had just read about in a book I had just gotten out from the library. My diary is filled with these readings – some are ridiculously lame – since I obviously had no idea what the cards truly “meant” and I was simply quoting what the “little book” said, trying to fit the…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Eshu Merry meet. Deities from the ancient African pantheon are often overlooked when seeking gods to call upon for help with spells and rituals. Eshu is a trickster god of the Yoruba people of Nigeria in West Africa. Also known as Esu, Eleda, Exu and Odara, he is sly, unpredictable, and fond of pranks that can be cruel and disruptive. He can speak every language on earth and thus serves as a divine messenger between people and the gods. He also delivers to the gods in heaven the sacrifices people offer up. In one story, Eshu became the messenger after stealing yams from the god’s garden, made…

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    Tarot Talk

    The Nine of Pentacles (The Nine of Pentacles card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)** This month we will go back to the 9’s of the Minor Arcana and talk about the Nine of Pentacles. This is a Minor Arcana card so we know right away that the message offered by this card will most likely be more immediate in nature, or will most likely be connected to more day-to-day issues. The easiest way to get a decent understanding of a Minor Arcana card is to examine its number, or in the case of Court Cards, its rank, and to examine its suit. We can also find useful information…

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    Wreathing the Wheel

    Watching the Summer Skies Summer is a great time to get outside, go camping, and watch the stars come out. This is something I like to do at least once a summer, and more than that if I can manage it. This year, my interest in stargazing has a new dimension: I have been studying astrology, and am now watching stellar bodies with renewed interest. In the interests of getting serious about learning the ropes of astrology, I decided to make some bullet journal spreads as a reference to help me study. Natal Chart and Astrological Reference One of the things that most new astrology students do is to study…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times July 2019 Bright Blessings! It is almost Summer Solstice, and I realize I get to pick the topic as there is no Sabbat next issue! Well…we are getting a lot of rain in Central Ohio, and on one hand, my plants just LOVE it, and it means I do not have to water them. Do those of you who garden notice that plants prefer being watered by rain than hose watering? Mine do! So, on one hand, I cannot really complain, but SO much rain! I remember some years ago, one June, it rained for nineteen days straight. NINETEEN. I am seeing stories…

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    Going Shamanic Radio

    “Going Shamanic” is hosted by Jennifer Engracio on P.A.G.E. Media Project’s blogtalk radio each month. The show focuses on how to integrate shamanism into every day life. Instead of relegating the spiritual aspect of ourselves to Sundays at church or weekend workshops, this show will support listeners in weaving ritual, prayer, magic, alignment with the Spiritworld and the Earth into their lives to enrich their experience of living. This Month’s Topic: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice Do you ever have the feeling that parenting is more than you actually think it is?  Do you ever feel like you are on a spiritual journey with your kids?  If you want to find out more about how to connect…

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    Pixie Witch Kitchen

    Rosemary Scones with Blackberry Jam & Lemon Drizzle Lammas and Lughnasadh are just around the corner on August 1st. Lammas is known as the first harvest. These scones will be a great treat to share in your rituals or even with yourself if you are a solitaire. They go great with a cup of hot herbal tea or, if you live in California like I do or somewhere really hot, make that an ice tea, please. I saw a cooking show that made scones and added rosemary to them. The thought of that sounded really good. I made them but they were just to dry for me and needed something…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Finger Labyrinths (https://www.etsy.com/shop/DadsSawdustFactory) Merry meet. A labyrinth offers a sacred space for introspection. Shaped as a circle, it holds magic. It is a tool to facilitate healing, self-knowledge and creativity by inviting you to reflect, release, receive, return and respond. Labyrinths date back 4,000 years, are found in most major faiths and exist around the world. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one path in and one path out. No dead ends. No wandering, lost. Walking the path, you head one way and then the other, turning right, turning left. As you do, your awareness shifts from one side of your brain to the other and back again. This makes it…

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    Witch & Popcorn

    Bright Blessings, film lovers! With massive amounts of rain this month in my home State, floods have been on my mind, and I was going to re-watch An Inconvenient Truth, but discovered Before The Flood was available on Netflix, and I just could not resist. Lauded as a ground-breaking, engaging film addressing serious issues of our time, this film did not disappoint, and I want all of you to watch it if you haven’t already. Here is the entire film on You Tube you can watch: A National Geographic film directed by Fisher Stevens, it was narrated by Leo DiCaprio. It follows DiCaprio’s three-year journey that took him across the…

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    Crone’s Corner

    My Soul’s Journey I believe that I have a soul that chose to live this life that I am living right now. This soul was a part of the Great Divine, the One True Source and Center, The ONE…you can call it whatever you like…when my soul was part of that Force, it was given the task of learning what it would feel like to be a woman, the youngest of 6 children, a sister, a daughter, a college graduate, a divorcee, a happily married wife, a battered woman, a molested child, a gardener, an herbalist, a professional woman, a sports fan, a quilter, a Witch, a Pagan, and every…