Card of the Week: Sep 26 – Oct 2, 2016:
You’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.
~ Robin Williams
The Fool of the Witches Tarot deck is on a ledge, his foot so very close to the edge we feel almost scared for him. There is his trusty dog, a representation of the universe that is keeping him on the path.
The Fool looks up, and doesn’t care where he is going but he is happy in the moment.
The Fool in the major arcana of the Tarot, is numbered zero, which is the number of unlimited potential and unlimited possibilities. It can be considered the first card in the deck or the last, doesn’t really matter where he falls.
If you look at the card you can see the fool doesn’t seem to care where he’s been or where he is going, but he is jubilant and carefree. He doesn’t care what is behind him or in front, but only about the present moment.
When you see the Fool in a Tarot reading it represents a need to change things, to start fresh, or take a different direction.
This card is all about personal growth and development which means sometimes taking risks, not looking where you are going, but simply plunging in.
Dowsing rods have been around since the 15th century if not earlier. Like any other tool they are used for divination and answering questions. Dowsing rods are much like the pendulum (see pendulum) because the answers are in the form of Yes, NO, or “I don’t know”, depending on what you are asking.
For centuries, people did not know how dowsing rods or pendulums worked, they looked on these tools as satanic devices of the Devil. Yet they would use them to identify witches and burn them at the stake.
However, as we all know, the rods were used to condemn poor innocent women, which is why they later became almost obsolete, and brought back by desperate people looking for water. Water flows so it would be a natural conduit for picking up hidden energy sources.
Tarot Card of the Week: Aug 29 – Sept 4, 2016
Two of Swords
This week’s card is the Two of Swords from the Mythic Tarot. It’s a card about difficult choices.
In this card the man and the woman represent choices you may need to make this week. You could find yourself in the middle trying to make a decision that will avoid conflict in your life.
The suit of Swords in the Tarot is associated with action, change, force, power, oppression, ambition, courage and conflict. An action you take could be constructive or destructive.
Swords are tricky as they can also mean hatred, enemies, battles at work or at home.
The Two of Swords therefore serves as a reminder that life’s decisions are frequently quite difficult and raise the possibility of painful consequences.
However, you must “take the bull by the horns” and make your decisions with your best intentions, fully aware of the possible consequences. Avoidance will ultimately lead to a greater conflict.
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Last week, I sat down to watch something uplifting and stumbled upon this little gem of a movie, based on the book “We Don’t Die,” by Sandra Champlain. It’s not only about Sandra’s skeptical journey into the spiritual, but with actual exercises that prove there is life after death. She demonstrated how our souls simply go into another dimension of existence.
Sandra speaks about her 15-year journey into the unknown and shows us her EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) experience along with methods of dowsing to prove there is life after death. And that our energies continue onward.
The EVP explanation was quite outstanding as she was able to share the “voices” she picked up from the other side. These special ways of communicating with those who have died brings comfort to the soul and an even stronger belief in life after death.
What is Black Magic?
- In some Pagan communities black magic is simply applied magic that is done in a negative manner. Traditionally, Black magic can include but is not limited to:
- ~Magical workings that impact free will of others
- ~Magic performed to bring about destruction or harm like with cursing or hexes.
- ~Magic invoking the spirit realm for a negative purpose
- ~Magical workings that are baneful and restrict or eliminate the actions of others.
However, black magic doesn’t have the kind of power you may think. The only way you can give black magic any power is if you believe in it. The simple truth is there are only two forces in the universe, Negative and Positive forces, the co-exist. So it’s natural in the nature to create your reality with positive and negative thoughts.
Tarot Card of the Week: June 6 -June 12, 2016
Five of Pentacles
The New Mythic Tarot, is one of my favorite decks. All cards represent the characters in mythology that are our archetypal selves.
Homer told the story of Daedalus, who is represented in the Five of Pentacles. Daedalus was a proud man, full of ego. He was one of the greatest artists of his time and built and incredible labyrinth in Crete. He thought himself so brilliant that no other person could come close to what he could accomplish. The only one was his nephew Perdix, who was just as talented as he.
In this card he killed his nephew out of jealous and he creeps away from his workshop in darkness of midnight. The workshop behind him is adorned with pentacles at the door as a symbol of his great success. He must walk away from that success now to hide the murder and jealousy he committed.
A very sad story of ego and pride. So the Five of Pentacles is a warning card. When you see this in the reading you could be suffering a number of things. Loss, being the first, since Daedalus regretted his actions and went away in pain, therefore leaving us the fable, that we should be careful or AWARE of how we are seeing others.
Tarot Card of the Week: May 16, 2016- – May 22, 2016
A beautiful woman sits over a lion. She appears calm and without fear as she is surrounded by wild beasts. If you look closely on the card, she stretches out her hand it may be a glow of inner energy. She has given a golden touch to each of the big cats and has captivated them into her power. The strength of her gilded hands has overcome the cats with total and pure enlightenment. In a moment of grace, your crown chakra is opened in your inner nature awakens to your inner strength which is greater than your natural wildness
The woman as a representation of our higher selves has tamed the lion, our shadow self. She has tamed our base passions and desires that need to be controlled. And so this card is about having inner strength in order to gracefully deal with life and its problems in a manner that examines our courage and compassion.
The Strength card doesn’t necessarily mean brutal physical strength, but that inward strength we all have. This card reflects a compassionate approach. When you see this card in a reading you are like the woman who offers love and patience to the dangerous lion in order to tame him. Your treatment of others with love and compassion will get you exactly what you want.