The lovely and very wise Sasha Graham has a new book in her 365 series: 365 Tarot Spells: Creating the Magic in Each Day. You can find out more HERE.


This spell is from May 1. I thought I’d include it here now to both preview Sasha’s wonderful work (and hopefully you will want more magic in your life, in which case, you should definitely get this book!) and give you time to prepare your spell.


Today is May Day. As nature flourishes and spring energy abounds, this grounding spell will help you keep rooted as expansion blooms. Repeat as needed.

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One raw onion

Olive Oil


Fresh feta cheese

Salt, pepper, and thyme


Method, Visualization and Meditation

Onions belongs to the allium family also containing, garlic, chives, scallions, scapes and leeks. Onions are used for spiritual resilience. Feta cheese relates to lunar energy. Thyme is used for courage. Onions relate also to the Temperance card’s flowering yellow pond irises, which also bloom from bulbs. Temperance represents balance, synergy, and alchemy.

You will bake an onion stuffed with cheese, which combines grounding (onion) and feminine lunar connection (cheese).

Set oven to 350 degrees.

Place the Temperance card. She is the synergy between the two cups. Yellow flowers bloom. Follow their green stalks down, past the buzzing bees, spider webs, and scampering ants. Find the circular bulb at its base. Like a lotus flower, the pond iris is rooted in the murky, muddy darkness. Allow yourself to feel the rootedness. In your minds eye, reach for the bulb and retrieve.

Set the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the onion. Slice the bottom of onion so it will sit upright in the pan. Slice off the top and discard. Scoop out a tablespoon of center onion flesh but do not pull it out yet. Place in pan. Splash with olive oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper and thyme over the onion. Add a touch of water to the pan bottom. Cover pan in foil and pop in oven.

Mix feta with thyme and set aside.

Cook for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, remove scooped flesh and fill with cheese mixture. Return to oven and bake for another 15 minutes.

Eat the onion, while pondering earth connection and the value of being grounded during spiritual work.



Root of growth

Onion’s layer

Over this dish

I cast a prayer

Keep me grounded

Centered and still

As I cast and

invoke my will.

Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...