Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Gwion Raven, author of the new Magick of Food.
Have you noticed that anytime you invite a few people over, within ten minutes, every guest is inexplicably standing in the kitchen? Why is that? What's the secret power an oven, a cutting board, and a double stainless steel sink project, that renders a perfectly plush sofa and accompanying comfy chairs, completely useless? I think there are two reasons. One is totally practical, the other leans to biology, and both can be cultivated by magick.
Kitchens Are Weirdly Comfortable
The last time you visited someone else's house and wound up in their kitchen, I bet you leaned against the cupboards
Today we sadly mark the passing of Noel Jan Tyl, who authored more than 30 books on astrology and related topics. His first book, The Horoscope Identity, was published by Llewellyn 46 years ago and led to a long-standing friendship with Carl Llewellyn Weschke. The two became neighbors in St. Paul, MN during the 1970s, and he helped Carl at book fairs and conferences. Carl had many great anecdotal stories about their time together.
Tyl was a towering figure, not only in stature but in the field of astrology. His 12-book series The Principles and Practice of Astrology were a fundamental resource to the study of astrology. What many people do not know is that Noel was also a classical opera
Wondering what 2020 has in store for you? We are, too! So, we had one of our resident tarot readers, J. Ryan, pull a card for each astrological sign to see what can be expected in the coming year. (Love the cards? We're using the upcoming Wizards Tarot, which is available now for pre-order!)
Ah, Aries, this year you have the opportunity to manifest the idyllic future for which you've been longing. The 10 of Cups indicates a sense of completion and things coming full circle. Expect to see some of the lessons you worked on in 2019 lead to breakthroughs and forward momentum in 2020. Possible words to bear in mind for 2020 are: Completion,
Intentional Tarot by Denise Hesselroth
There are a lot of reasons to love Intentional Tarot by Denise Hesselroth, such as her unique approach which brings practical benefits and her lovely writing voice. Another bonus in these pages is her discussion of learning styles. Newbies often ask "how is the best way to learn the cards?" Every reader would have their own advice, probably based on their experience. However, people learn differently and their natural inclination should shape their learning process.
In this excerpt from Intentional Tarot, Hesselroth discusses three types of tarot learners.
Getting Off Book
It seems to me there are three types of beginners