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Building a Tarot Deck Collection
Date: 2011-11-16   By: Barbara Moore
With so many wonderful tarot decks available these days, it would be difficult to have just one. It can be overwhelming when picking a new deck, given all the choices. How does one begin building a tarot deck collection, or picking which tarot deck to use when? Tarot expert Barbara Moore has some suggestions.
It's Hard to Keep a Good Vampire Down
Date: 2012-01-23   By: Brian Righi
For many of us, the mere mention of the word "vampire" evokes images of pale Romanian counts with thick Eastern accents, slicked back hair, and tuxedo suits complete with opera capes. Younger generations might instead picture handsomely brooding teenage vampires. But while we may not readily envision vampires as being real, flesh-and-blood creatures who feast on the blood of the living, these beliefs persist into the current day, the entire world over. Brian Righi, author of Vampires Through the Ages, explains.
Invoking Isis
Date: 2011-11-30   By: Judith Page & Ken Biles
Your Heart Connection
Date: 2011-12-01   By: April Elliott Kent
In astrology, the Sun symbolizes aspiration, the desire to reach our ultimate potential. But rather than earning our Sun sign’s gifts from the outside world, what if we carry the seeds of their potential within us from the moment we’re born? In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her companions each wish for the very qualities that they already possess. In this article from Llewellyn's 2012 Sun Sign Book, learn what strengths each Sun sign possesses—and may not be fully realizing.
Put Purpose into Raising Your Frequency
Date: 2012-01-02   By: Melissa Alvarez
There is a correlation between your frequency, the spiritual energy of your personal vibration, and the positive or negative things happening in your life. A higher inner frequency results in more positivity in life, while lower frequencies result in stressful, negative situations. How can we raise our frequencies to attract more positivity into our lives? Can we give ourselves a purpose, to attract certain things in our lives? Melissa Alvarez, author of 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency, explains.
Astrology: Simplification and Its Magic
Date: 2012-02-13   By: Noel Tyl
Astrology is a complicated topic. What can we gain from taking a more simplistic look at topics that may have been previously esoteric to us? Renowned astrologer and creator of the MasterWork Series of nine DVDs Noel Tyl presents the power that simplification can provide us when looking at astrological concepts old and new.
Astrology on the Cusp
Date: 2012-01-16   By: Sally Cragin
Were you, or someone you know, born on the cusp of two astrological signs? Perhaps you feel torn between identifying with some aspects of one sign, other aspects of the other sign, and feel squeezed in the middle. Finding accurate horoscope information can be difficult for those born on the cusp; here Sally Cragin, author of Astrology on the Cusp, presents a brief overview of the quirks and gifts cuspy individuals are given.
Building Empathy in These Tough Times
Date: 2012-02-06   By: Kerri Connor
Life is made up of both the good and the bad; without the bad times, we wouldn't know how to appreciate the good. But when we are experiencing a tough time, it is becoming increasingly rare to find empathy from others. Kerri Connor, author of Spells for Tough Times, explains why we need to experience both the good and the bad, and provide empathy, sympathy, and support to those around us who may be going through the same.
Forty Days and Nights of Purity: Lent, Haitian Vodou Style
Date: 2012-02-20   By: Mambo Chita Tann
At the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, plants and trees awaken from dormancy, animals awaken from hibernation, and human thoughts turn to cleaning, cherry blossoms, and young love. At the same time, the Roman Catholic Church and a significant portion of the world’s Christians engage in Lent. What is Lent, anyway, and is it relevant for those who practice more than one religion, or religion(s) that aren’t Christian? Mambo Chita Tann, author of Haitian Vodou, describes the Haitian Vodou practices for Lent—and how we all, regardless of religious belief or affiliation, can benefit from a brief period of quiet and cleansing.
Sacred Fire
Date: 2012-03-19   By: Ellen Evert Hopman
Two of the most popular deities within the Celtic pantheon are Lugh and Brighid, both of whom Fire deities invoked during festivals of Wheel of the Year. Here Ellen Evert Hopman, Druid and author of Priestess of the Fire Temple, discusses the sacred fire of the Celts and how we, too, can honor the fire deities.

Sensitive people have gotten a bum rap. We live in a world that doesn't embrace the values of sensitivity, so we get told that we are weak, unusual, touchy, and hard to please. The sad truth is that we hear these messages in many ways throughout our lives. Even if it is from a well-meaning teacher or parent who tries to "toughen us up," the crux... read this article
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