The Llewellyn Virtual Author Forum is a bi-monthly series of free online roundtable events that feature your favorite Llewellyn authors discussing topics important to you and answering your questions.
Our fifth in the series, on Tarot: The Best and Worst Questions to Ask Your Cards, featured The author Sasha Graham, Tarot by the Moon author Victoria Constantino, Cirque du Tarot author Leeza Robertson, and Fearless Tarot author Elliot Adam.
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Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Casey Giovinco, author of the new Magick from the Mat.
Intention. Whether you're casting a spell, taking a yoga class, or trying to achieve a life goal, intention is important.
Witches talk a lot about intention. When applied to a magickal practice, the concept involves forming a mental image of a desired outcome, conjuring up the will to see that desire fulfilled, and maintaining a fierce belief that the desired outcome will, in fact, manifest itself within the witch's life.
In yoga, the process of setting an intention for a particular practice or class is slightly different. Whereas witches focus on the specific desirable outcome,
The Magic of Tarot by Sasha Graham
In her forthcoming book, The Magic of Tarot, Sasha gifts us with her unique and magical way of approaching tarot and life. She is also eminently practical. In her section on ways to study the tarot, she gives plenty of tips on ways to study and where to find materials. Her advice on how to identify a good teacher is priceless:
How to Find the Right Teacher: Finding a gifted teacher, a personality you respond to, and someone who inspires you is a beautiful experience. Stars often align and a teacher will appear out of the blue when you least expect it (that's magic).
Create space for an amazing teacher to enter your life by keeping a door open
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Laurel Woodward, author of the new Kitchen Witchery.
2020 was a year of change. As COVID raced across borders causing millions to become ill, countries shut down. COVID shut down economies. It shut down schools, restaurants, and gyms. It caused an entire "new normal" as business models shifted to work from home. I doubt there is a single person, perhaps on the entire planet, whose life was not affected in some way or another.
But 2020 wasn't all bad. One silver lining to come out of the shutdown was that it caused a large portion of the populous to slow down and reinvent their lives. No longer did we have to wake before dawn to make our