• Divination Articles

    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Knight of Pentacles & The Knight of Swords     For this month’s comparison we are going back to the Court Cards. Let us examine a Tarot “Royal” pair by getting to know the Knights via the Knight of Pentacles and the Knight of Swords. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. There are 56 Minor…

  • Monthly Columns

    Witch Hunt

      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.   Meet Theron Baker     I met my fellow PaganPagesOrg columnist at a homestead in Georgia. We both had skoolies. We both had a thing for crystals and nature. We both smudged the entire perimeter and set up a crystal grid that calmed the chaotic energy. In the months we spent in the same community, we got to do a couple of rituals together and I got to see him perform kitchen witchery, serving up what was needed in the food he prepared. Learn more about my fellow…

  • Monthly Columns

    Nurturing Your Wild Child

      As Pagan parents, we can find explaining and deciphering this time of year to our children a great challenge within our paths of instruction to them. Death, Life, The Spirit Realm (or whatever you wish to address it as) meld together at the beginning of a crossroads leading up to the end of this Wheel’s turn at Samhain. Metaphorically, we can teach our children through the imagery of Harvest, the warmth of Summer ending, and the cold of Autumn beginning here at the Autumn Equinox – more commonly known to Pagans as Mabon or Alban Elfen.    So, how do we represent life & it’s celebration in a way…

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    Explaining Crystals to Muggles

      When electricity was first experimented with, imagine how people reacted. “I walked by Tesla’s place again today. Still playing with those wires and metal bits to get his invisible energy to work.” No one understood electricity, or tried to, until finally someone did. They knew there was something there that couldn’t be seen but could be manipulated if they used the right elements. Crystals and their energies/vibrations are no different. In this article I aim to offer a simple, relatable explanation of how these energies work and how they compare to the similar energy we have already mastered, electricity. Metatron’s cube is a crystal grid from sacred geometry and…

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot Talk

    Comparing the Four of Swords & the Four of Cups     This month we will talk about two Tarot cards that approach the same concept, withdrawal, from two different vantage points. Let’s investigate the Four of Cups and the Four of Swords. The Four of Cups and the Four of Swords are Minor Arcana cards, so we know the message offered by these cards 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,…

  • Monthly Columns

    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Osiris     Osiris was the god of death and the afterlife – one of the Egyptians’ most prominent gods. He judged the souls of the dead to determine who was worthy of reincarnation. He was considered a kind, merciful, and loving judge, bringing comfort and protection, not fear, to the people. Osiris (also know as Usir) was also identified with nature’s cycles, such as the Nile River’s annual flooding, and the growth of crops and other vegetation. In English, the original form of Osiris’ name means Almighty or The Powerful. Osiris is also known as the Lord of Silence, the Lord of Love, and He Who…

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot Talk

    Comparing the 4 of Cups and the 4 of Wands     Many Tarot cards can seem similar enough to each other that interpreting them when they both show up in a spread can be challenging. One way to achieve a deeper understanding of a card is to compare it to another card. This month we will compare two Minor Arcana cards, the 4 of Cups and the 4 of Wands. We will explore similarities between these two cards, and then we will look at the differences. I will be using card images from the Rider Tarot Deck for this analysis. The basic messages or traditional interpretations of these two…

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot Talk

    Comparing 6s & Judgement   (image: The Rider-Waite tarot deck)   Many Tarot cards can seem similar enough to each other that interpreting them when they both show up in a spread can be challenging. Beginning last month, we started using a new method to understand the cards: comparison. This month we will compare a Minor Arcana card, the 6 of Swords, with a Major Arcana card, Judgement. We will explore similarities between these two cards, and then we will look at the differences. I will be using card images from the Rider Tarot Deck for this analysis. First, the similarities. The basic messages or interpretations of these two cards…

  • Crafting Articles

    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Easy DIY Floating Candles Merry meet. I like using floating candles on my altar because I know the water will prevent a fire – and because they emit an enchanting light. Yes, you can buy them, but crafting them is easy using a variety of objects: walnut shells, many seashells, bottle caps, a mini muffin pans, vintage tart tins.   The easiest way to make them is to melt tea lights by placing them on an electric coffee cup warmer. Once the wax is liquid, move the wick from the tea light to the middle of the mold, and carefully pour the melted wax into the walnut shell, clam shell,…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Television Show Review & Interview With Jane Velez Mitchell – A New Day/A New Chef

    Television Show Review – A New Day A New Chef     I was glad to be asked to review a new vegan cooking show; personally, I had been having some difficulty sticking to my vegan diet and watching this show helped. As we are all aware, plant-based foods are fast overtaking animal-based foods in sales. Even those who are avowed meat eaters will occasionally have a plant-based meal. This is a boon to our bodies, our environment and, of course, the animals. Because of this fast growing trend in taste and lifestyle, more and more guidance is needed for those who wish to try veganism. Cookbooks abound, but it…