I have conflicting views on spellbooks.
One one level, I think they're fantastic. They give you a complete and simple ritual which can be powerful and effective.* On the other hand, they often imply that all you have to do is read some words, chant a spell, burn a colored candle, and Ta Da! the magick happens.
Only for most people, it doesn't.
In my experience, most people who try various simple magicks don't have much luck. I realize there will be some people reading this who will write in saying, "But it worked for me!" and that's fantastic. However, that's what's called anecdotal evidence. Merely because it worked for you doesn't mean it's going to work for everyone…or even for
The New Moon in Taurus occurs today, May 9, at 8:28 pm EDT (12:28 am, Friday, May 10 GMT), at 19 degrees. New moons signify a new cycle, new beginnings, and rebirth.
This New Moon, along with the Sun (also in Taurus) will highlight the earthy Taurus qualities of stubbornness, stability, and sensuality, as well as second house themes of money and material possessions. This New Moon period is the perfect time to examine how you deal with money and saving. Are you making goals and following through, adding to your savings each month? Or are you spending so that you can enjoy the creature comforts of home? Now is the time to make goals and stick with them! This New Moon period is the perfect
Over the past month, the Tower has been stalking me by showing up in readings I've done for myself. I read for myself regarding a workshop I taught at Well of the Moon in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, asking, among other things, what I needed to know about the experience and got...The Tower (cue the ominous music). I've always been wary of spinning cards positively and ignoring any negative or, more accurately, uncomfortable experiences. The Tower, for all its gifts and blessings, does herald a time of turmoil, doesn't it? Change is always hard, right? Turns out, maybe I was wrong, stuck in my own tarot rut.
This morning I came home from walking my dog, Whiskey, and excitedly told my