Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Lisa Freinkel Tishman, PhD, author of the new Mindful Tarot.
Lately I've been drawn to playing cards, and to a very simple cartomancy. Each day I've been drawing a card from a simple deck of playing cards. As a Tarot reader, I've been loving the smaller format of a 52 card, poker-sized deck—and exulting in what the card company calls the "air cushion" feel of the plasticized card stock. But more than these tactile delights, what's been thrilling is to read my life each day through the cards, and to read the cards through my life. Beginning with a very loose sense of number and suit drawn from my work with the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS)
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Najah Lightfoot, author of Good Juju.
The apple has a long and sordid history of being a forbidden, seductive, and evil fruit, one used to poison unsuspecting victims or cause a man to fall from grace, by accepting such fruit from a woman deemed salacious and unholy.
Yet who doesn't love an apple dipped in caramel or covered in a sweet, sticky, red candy coating? And what about apple pies, fried apples layered over vanilla ice cream (one of my favorites), applesauce, apple butter, apple crisp, or just the crunch of a juicy apple for your breakfast or afternoon snack?
I say, let's bring the apple out of the darkness and embrace its
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Devin Hunter, author of The Witch's Book of Power, Witch's Book of Spirits, and the new Witch's Book of Mysteries.
For years I was one of those witches who scoffed at the idea of adding affirmations to my practice. The idea of training the mind made sense, but I always felt ridiculous looking at myself in the mirror and reciting a litany of positive sentences. "I am capable of doing the thing!" "I am the master of the thing!" "Life loves me and so does the thing!" The worst, of course, were group affirmations where there would be a room full of us all droning on about how we were going to be the "co-creators of our own lives." None of
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Ethony Dawn, author of the new Your Tarot Court.
There are so many misconceptions about the tarot out there. For example, some people worry that a deck won't "work" if they buy it, as if the cards will only magically "turn on" if someone else gifts it to them. You need to pick your own tools so you can vibe with them (and, let's face it, we all have different tastes). In most cases, personally buying a deck is the only way that can happen.
Another lingering misconception about the tarot is that you have to be either a witch or have psychic abilities to use the cards. This misconception may have come with the way that tarot and tarot