Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Katrina Rasbold, author of Crossroads of Conjure, Sacred Art of Brujería, and the new Uncrossing.
I entered Paganism back in the 1980s. I am sure you have all heard the war stories. We had no internet, no festivals to speak of. Instead, we had quiet covens and circles. There was the occasional metaphysical store, sometimes closeted as candle shops or new age shops. In Sacramento, we had one literally called "Al's Feed Store," and it was just that. There were tarot decks, books, and stones sitting alongside live chicks and bags of cracked corn.
There was a tiny section of metaphysical books in Barnes & Nobel or Waldenbooks, which
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Victoria Constantino, author of the new Tarot by the Moon.
So you know you want a new deck, but where do you begin? With so many varieties of tarot and oracle decks to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to start. It seems like there are decks for every interest and aesthetic preference. Even beyond appearances, the question remains: How do you find a deck with which you connect?
Those who work with tarot and oracle decks often know that what seems like a simple pack of cards can hold much greater significance. When you ask a question, whether it's life-altering or quotidian, your deck becomes the mouthpiece of the universe. A
Tarot by the Moon by Victoria Constantino
Tarot by the Moon is a wonderful new book by a new Llewellyn author, Victoria Constantino. Tarot readers often pay attention to the energies of the world, including the Moon. In this book, Victoria gives us moon lore, spreads, spells, and rituals for each month. In addition, helpful tarot tips are sprinkled throughout.
Enjoy these excerpts from the chapter on August: The Sturgeon Moon
Named for the fish that swim in abundance this time of year, the Sturgeon Moon shines during a time of plenty and is also known as the Dispute Moon, the Fruit Moon, or the Green Corn Moon.
The Sturgeon Moon tarot spreads included in this chapter guide
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Chanda Parkinson, author of the new Meditations for Psychic Development.
Quieting the mind is a time-honored ritual practice for self-healing and achieving spiritual enlightenment. In addition to the potent effects meditation offers our own health and well being, it also produces the desired physical and emotional state for receiving insights, messages, and guidance through our own psychic abilities. Add breathing techniques or subtle stretching or body movement, and you open a doorway of powerful access to your own inner world, and to the world of spirit.
There is no one-size-fits-all way to meditate. However, it is important to consider