• Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Tarot for the Fiction Writer: How 78 Cards Can Take You From Idea to Publication by Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

    Book Review Tarot for the Fiction Writer How 78 Cards Can Take You From Idea to Publication by Paula Chaffee Scardamalia 160 Pages     Tarot for the Fiction Writer: How 78 Cards Can Take You From Idea to Publication, by Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, published in 2019 by Red Feather, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, Pennsylvania 19310. This is a 6 1/4 inch by 9 1/4 inch hardcover book with a matte finish color front containing the title of the book and showing The Hanged Man, with a description of the book and a brief author bio on the back cover. There are 160…

  • This Month's Holiday

    Litha/Midsummer Correspondences

    (Illustrations of Pagan Feasts – Litha by Clémence Fournerie of Way to Faery on etsy.)     Also known As: Midsummer, Midsommer, Summer Solstice, Litha, Alban Hefin, Sun Blessing, Gathering Day, Feill-Sheathain, Whit Sunday, Whitsuntide, Vestalia, Thing-tide, St. John’s Day Purpose Rededication to the Lord and Lady, beginning of the harvest, honoring the Sun God, honoring the pregnant Godddess Dynamics/Meaning Crowning of the Sun God, death of the Oak King, assumption of the Holly King, end the ordeal of the Green Man Tools, Symbols & Decorations The sun, oak, birch & fir branches, sun flowers, lilies, red/maize/yellow or gold flower, love amulets, seashells, summer fruits & flowers, feather/flower door wreath,…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Queens of Fennbirn: The Young Queens and The Oracle Queen by Kendare Blake

    Book Review Queens of Fennbirn The Young Queens and The Oracle Queen by Kendare Blake 240 Pages     Queens of Fennbirn was a gem I found while waiting for the last book, Five Dark Fates to be published- I ended up not reading it until I was done with the series. It is one book containing the novellas The Young Queens and The Oracle Queen. I was happily surprised with this addition to the series, and that I waited to read it. The Young Queens takes us back to the birth of our girls: Mirabella, Arsinoe, and Katherine. We get to meet their mother, Camille who was a poisoner…

  • Monthly Columns

    Free Resources for Pagans Right Now

    If there’s a silver lining in the coronavirus quarantine and lockdown measures, it can only be the way in which it’s made communities come together in support of one another. Within the Pagan communities worldwide, this includes a wealth of free resources to help Pagans and their families connect with one another, learn new things, and stay spiritual even in the face of crisis. Here are the ten best pagan resources I’ve found this month, please feel free to share your own in the comments or on our social media.   Pagan Federation Online Garden The UK Pagan Federation continues its run of great free events with a virtual garden…

  • Monthly Columns

    3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast Monthly Feature

                            3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast Three Paths, One Journey, No Cat In this highly informative & entertaining podcast, three family members embroiled in wildly divergent traditions gather in one room to discuss, debate, and flat-out argue about their magical, mythical, and mundane lives, all for our education and pleasure.   While Waiting to Hear This Month’s Casts, Why Not Catch Up on Last Month’s… Episode 91: Spirit Guides and Familiars – Car, Gwyn, and Ode discuss the nebulous origins of the modern spirit guide, the witch trial origins of familiar spirits, what the difference is, whether it…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Make Magic of Your Life: Passion, Purpose and the Power of Desire by T. Thorn Coyle

    Book Review Make Magic of Your Life Passion, Purpose and the Power of Desire by T. Thorn Coyle 256 Pages     I will admit to pre-judging this book, thinking it yet another New Age tome on how to “attract” your best life. But, John Waterhouse’s painting of Circe Invidiosa, the one of her staring into the bowl of iridescent water as if to see the whole of creation, persuaded me to give it a try. Circe has never led me astray, and she didn’t this time. Once I started, I didn’t put it down, finishing in one sitting. T. Thorn Coyle’s book is a masterpiece of magic, a weaving…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – The Wonder of Unicorns: Ascending with the Higher Angelic Realms by Diana Cooper

    Book Review The Wonder of Unicorns Ascending with the Higher Angelic Realms by Diana Cooper 240 Pages     The first two pictures in this book have an eagle and a unicorn in them. To me, this was a universal signal that I was meant to review this book. Because these two symbols, the eagle and the unicorn represent the business that me and my husband run. Ms. Cooper works a lot of with Angels and Mother Mary or the Christ Consciousness. I do not work with any of those energies, I do appreciate that there are those out there that do. If you are a person who works with…

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    Book Review – Toil & Trouble: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

    Book Review Toil & Trouble A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs 336 Pages     I really enjoyed reading about Augusten’s life. Augusten had witchy powers as I call it, he knew things before they happened which I can relate to and I’m sure many of you reading this can, too. No one really explained anything to him so he had to pretty much figure it out all on his own. The book starts out with him not really knowing he was a witch. He was eight years old on a school bus on the way home and he was looking out the window. As the bus drove over a bump…

  • Divination Articles

    Learning Lenormand

    Where Is My Rug?   When I started learning the Tarot – wow, over thirty years ago! – I used to “throw” the cards nearly every day because my life was so filled with drama that I had to know what was going to happen – or could happen – and the context of all this melodrama and operatic emotion! But nowadays, my life is much more serene – you could call it boring. One day is much like the next and I’m quite content like that. I recently moved into a new apartment and had to order new rugs for the entire place, since it has hardwood floors. The…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by Yulia Van Doren

    Book Review Crystals The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by Yulia Van Doren 144 Pages     I was lucky enough to get a copy of “Crystals- the Modern Guide to Crystal Healing” by Yulia Van Doren, Goldirocks.co. Photography by Erika Raxworthy. This book was published by Quadrille and is 143 pages long. It’s available for purchase now. The first 37 pages of this book give a ton of useful information for beginners. Some of the information covered include: How crystals work Crystal collecting Cleansing Charging & Programming crystals How to use crystals in your everyday life Chakras Essential Rockstar crystals. There is a lot of very sound advice and…