Life in The Craft Monthly Magazine Coming Straight to Your Emails Inbox

 
I have started a once-a-month magazine PDF email to send to anyone who would like information about different topics covered a little more in depth than it would be in a regular post on the WOTC website. All articles in this magazine will not be posted on the WOTC website. The magazine will be free until the April issue. Staring with the May 2022 the price for each issue will be $3.00 payable every three months payable in advance. Back issues are available for $3.00. Payments can be made through the DONATE button on the left side of WOTC’s hompage. You may have to scroll down to find it especially when using our mobile app.

The topics are going to include are but not limited to:

More in-depth knowledge of tarot and/or oracle cards and/or other types of readings such as an Animal Spirit reading. Each issue will have one type of a general reading for that month. Each issue will focus on 1 major and minor tarot card number. 

More in-depth knowledge for astrological readings. Such as what does the Rx mean in the daily custom Planetary positions post?

Any gatherings that will be held during the month. For example, an Esbat or a Sabbat and/or an open chat.

Recipes regular and herbal. Spells. Longer Solitary rituals. I would enjoy having people submit their recipes, spells, and rituals to be included along with the name you would like to use so I can give you credit for your submission.

More topics that might be covered in an issue Goddesses, Gods, Meditation, Pagan/Witch Arts and Crafts, things for Children, a couple of fiction and/or non-fiction book lists with a short summary plus whatever else I and/or you think others may find interesting for that month

Each issue will cover topics that pertain to the specific month of the issue I will be emailing.  It will come in a PDF format so you can print it out the whole issue or just print whatever pages you find helpful and like. I want to keep each month’s magazine will be somewhere around 25 pages or less.

If I use things from a book or an internet website Dandelion cannot make any editing changes to it due to copyright laws.

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As I am the only person posting on WOTC, writing the magazine, replying to emails and running WOTC’s School of Witchcraft among other things I usually spend over 40 hours a week to bring you what I hope is interesting information to you. I now have an Editor who is volunteering her time to fix my mistakes. Please help me thank Dandelion for her time and hard work in bring a more professional looking magazine to you. A huge thank you from me K. for volunteering to fix my mistakes which can take some time and for all the other editing you have done for me. 

Wolf Moon Tarot Spread

Call on the spirit of the wolf with this tarot spread to find your packThis could mean new friends, good coworkers, a soulmate, your found family or more!
Wolf Moon January Tarot Spread Find Pack
Finding Your Pack – Tarot for the Wolf Moon

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Begin by placing a small token in the middle of where you will lay your cards (marked by the pawprint 🐾 on the picture of the tarot spread above).

This token will serve as a taglock to you– it could be a piece of jewelry you wear, a lock of your hair, a picture of yourself, etc. Choose something that you feel represents yourself!

When you are ready, shuffle and draw your tarot cards. Lay the cards in the order depicted in the tarot spread picture above.

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1. 🌕The moon rises who am I looking for?

The card you draw in this spot is symbolic of who you are seeking. The card may reveal a trait or characteristic of the person or group or are looking for.

2. 🐺The hunt begins– how can I find them?

This card will advise you on what you need to do in order to locate what you are seeking. Keep an open mind here– the card may suggest something you have not thought of before.

3. 🐇 Catching your prey– how will I know it’s right?

This card will reveal a sign or symbol to look for to know that you’re on the right trail. It may represent something tangible or it could hint at an emotion you’ll feel when you’re with the right group or person.

4. 🎉Victory howl– when will I meet my pack?

This card points to when you can expect to meet your pack, should the current path you are on play out as expected. Time and dates can be tricky to read in tarot, so look for seasonal symbols or numbers and rely on your intuition to help you interpret.

From Spells8.com

These are signs and ways for you to know when and how to cleanse Tarot cards:

  • You buy a new deck;
  • You receive a used deck;
  • You have put a lot of effort into a particularly difficult spread;
  • Others have contacted your deck;
  • Your deck has not been used or stored for a long time;
  • You or your deck was covered in a bad or gloomy atmosphere;
  • Your reading gradually becomes blurred, difficult, disconnected or unclear;
  • Your Tarot cards are dropped or related to certain incidents;
  • You want to reconnect to a deck which is in a “hibernation” state.

Cleansing the deck is just as important as cleaning up the other items you use in life. If electrical equipment gets dirty through repeated use, they will be at risk of being damaged and will no longer work stably. Only when they are cleaned, they will be effective again. Other “tools” in our lives, including Tarot, are not out of the matter.

The purification of the Tarot deck is important for maintaining a clean source of energy flowing in your cards as well as in your interpretation. You want to make sure that the emotional source of you and your querents can flow seamlessly throughout each card to produce the best reading results and answers. On top of that, the cards cannot lead our lives if they get dirty.

You can choose one of the following methods to answer the question “how to cleanse Tarot cards”:

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From Tarotx.com Click here to read more about Seven ways to cleanse Tarot cards

Exploring Tarot Cards Number 2 in Major and Minor Arcana

From TArotX.net – For more information on The High Priest from Rider Waite and Other Tarot Decks

The High Priestess-From the Rider Waite Tarot Deck Major Arcana Number 2

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These links will take you away from WitchesOfTheCraft.com To open hyperlink in a new tab or window – right click on your mouse to pick how you want to open the hyperlink. Scroll down for meanings in other tarot decks and for Number 2 in the Minor Arcana from a variety of tarot decks.

From Tarotx.net – The Two of Wands from the Thoth Tarot Deck

Two of Wands – From the Thoth tarot deck Minor Arcana

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From Tarotx.net – To read more about the Two of Cups from the Tarot De Marseille

2 De Coupe Tarot (2 of Cups) – From the Marseille Tarot Deck Minor Arcana

I. The upright meaning of 2 De Coupe Tarot

What we see in this card is a collection of passionate dreams. A thirst for love is born in a person who never knows what love is or after a long time of loneliness. We are being held in the Two of Cups; others have not yet appeared, and we must imagine other people like what we know about ourselves. The only relevant point for ordinary lovers has not yet formed in the virgin heart that is the family. This is the period where the whole legend of empathetic souls is born. Oedipal love (a desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex and a concomitant sense of rivalry with the parent of the same sex) becomes the foundation for …

From Tarotx.net – Wildwood Tarot Deck The Two of Swords from the Deviant Moon Tarot Deck

Two of Swords – From the Deviant Moon Tarot Deck Minor Arcana

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From TarotX.net – Two of Pentacles from the Linestrider Tarot Deck

Two of Pentacles – From the Linestrider Tarot Deck Minor Arcana

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September 10th Divination Journal

Tarot

From Tarotx.com – Shadowscapes Tarot Deck

Shadowscapes Tarot Deck

Seven Of Pentacles

LShe stood in a luxuriant grass garden, where she dedicated it to special care. She is the forest guardian, a part of this place, the Garden of Eden that she created herself. The peach trees finally bear fruit, a source of magical energy proliferating all over the world. Peaches are a fruit of summer and of long relaxing days. Their nectar is as sweet as honey. The specific sweetness that comes from their fruit flowed evenly from the tongue into the throat, evoking memories of hot summer days.

Should I pick them or not?” She was confused, the patterned ripples stirred on her body. Placing her hands on sweet fruits, she was ready to pick them at any time. They shrugged vaguely as if she was holding the heart of the tree, weakly trembling along the branches of the tree. Are the peaches still juicy and sweet like honey, once picked from the branches? Or would they become as faint, exhausted as the mediocre fruits in her basket?

The Seven of Pentacles Shadowcapes Tarot challenges you to make a choice: either eat and enjoy the fruit in the basket or…

Medieval Runes

From The Rune Site – Medieval Runes

Fyruedal

Sound: no sound
Stands for: Bellows
Magick/Healing use: Contains the power of motivation.

Witches Rune

From TarotIngie.com

Flight

Flight ~ Movement, Communications and information. Travel of all kinds. Social media. Networking. News. Word of mouth.

Angel Number

From Angel Numbers

Ten

Higher powers are guiding you through your thoughts a ideas. You may doubt how they come to you but don’t worry and trust your intuition. Remain positive and accept this guidance, it will lead to good things.

Druid Ogham

From Druid Ogham

Beith

Intention, beginnings, births, pioneer spirit

Birch (Betula spp.)

Letter: B

Well dignified: An intention with good potential. Bravery. Breaking free. Ending bad habits. Getting unstuck. The start of something good. A new way of thinking. An invention or fresh approach. The ability of getting outside yourself and fossilized modes of thinking. Breaking out of the box. Being the change instead of just talking about it.

Humans learn through mimesis, so it is only because of the brave souls willing to put their necks out for change that anything improves in the world. Beith indicates the willingness…

Numerology

From Cafe Astrology – Numerology

One

One is the leader. The number one indicates the ability to stand alone, and is a strong vibration. Ruled by the Sun.

Keywords: independent, creative, original, ambitious, determined, self-assured. If expressed negatively: arrogant, stubborn, impatient, self-centered.

As lovers: Number ones take the lead in love. Love and/or the chase is of utmost importance to these lovers. There can be self-centeredness, however. These lovers are willing to experiment, and they can be quite exciting–they can also require a lot of excitement because they can bore easily.

I Ching

For more information about itching Hexagram

Hexagram 51

Chên / Thunder

Thunder echoes upon Thunder, commanding reverence for its father Heaven:
In awe of Heaven’s majestic power, the Superior Person looks within and sets his life in order.
Thunder mingles with startled screams of terror for a hundred miles around.
As the people nervously laugh at their own fright, the devout presents the sacrificial chalice with nary a drop of wine spilt.
Deliverance

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

A thunderbolt of Cosmic judgement crashes to earth.
For the common person, it’s just a momentary fright soon forgotten, its warning unfathomed and unheeded.
But to one who understands its significance, this thunder is a signal to awaken.
Centering the Self, seeking balance, the enlightened person will respect and align himself with this Higher Power, while his fellows remain subject to the whims of every passing storm.

Animal Spirit Guide and Helper

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 7th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot

From Tarot – Lego Zen Tarot Deck

Queen of Rainbows – A Court Card

The Explanation of Queen of Rainbows Osho Zen Tarot

The Queen of Rainbows Osho Zen looks like an imaginary tree that is at its peak of flowering and freshness. She is very erotic, lively, and full of surprises. She snapped her fingers to the music of love, the zodiac necklace was cleverly placed so that the Venus symbol would be at her heart. Her sleeves contain lots of seeds, and when the wind blows through, the seeds will be scattered to take root where they may. She didn’t care whether they land on the soil or on the rocks – she just scattered them everywhere while enjoying life and love. Flowers fall on her from above, in harmony with her own flowering, and the stream of emotions swirled mischievously beneath the flower on which she sits.

You can feel blessings from everywhere like being in a flower garden at the moment. Welcome the bees and invite the birds to drink your nectar. Spread your joy around for all to share.

The Energy of Queen of Rainbows Osho Zen Tarot Based on Osho’s Teachings

Zen wants you living, living in abundance, living in totality, living intensely – not at the minimum as Christianity wants you, but at the maximum, overflowing. Your life should reach to others. Your blissfulness, your benediction, your ecstasy should not be contained within you like a seed. It should open like a flower and spread its fragrance to all and sundry – not only to the friends but to the strangers too.  This is real compassion, this is real love: sharing your enlightenment, sharing your dance of the beyond.

Medieval Rune

From The Rune Site – Medieval Runes

Sol

Sound: “ss” as in “kiss”
Stands for: Disk of the sun
Magick/Healing use: Brings the healing power and warmth of the sun.

Witch’s Rune

From TarotIngie.com

Scythe

Sudden changes and endings. Making a final decision. Completing something. Walking away from something or someone. Danger.

Druid Ogham

From Druid Ogham

More

Change, shift, the sea, maps, realm of the subconscious, great undercurrents

Tree: Witch hazel (Hamamelis spp.)

Letter: X

Sea change” is a term for profound or holistic change. Change is the foundation of existence. The interplay of opposing forces creates and destroys ad infinitum. Mor bookends the concept of change introduced by the first Ogham, Beith. The intention that sowed an action reaped a habit, the habit reaped a character, and the character reaped a destiny. The new track in space has been laid and change is inevitable.

When you draw Mor, look for the changes in and around you. These are not necessarily good or…

Angel Number

From Angel Numbers

Zero

Number zero relates to meditation and prayer. It’s time to develop your spiritual side as God speaks to you right now. Open your mind and look for clues.

Numerology

From Cafe Astrology – Numerology

Number Three is a sociable, friendly, and outgoing vibration. Kind, positive, and optimistic, Three’s enjoy life and have a good sense of humor. Ruled by Jupiter.

Keywords: jovial, friendly, positive, adventurous, self-expressive. If expressed negatively: extravagant, scattered, superficial.

As lovers: Number Threes are fun, energetic, and willing to experiment. These lovers need space and contact with others in order to feel content. If they feel confined, they will be unhappy and restless. Allowed the freedom to socialize and scatter their energies, they are exciting and happy lovers.

I Ching

From I Ching Online – More Information He a gran 21

He a gram 21

Shih Ho / Biting Through

The merciless, searing judgement of Lightning fulfills the warning prophecies of distant Thunder.
Sage rulers preserved Justice by clearly defining the laws, and by delivering the penalties decreed.

Though unpleasant, it is best to let justice have its due.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

A terrible reckoning is due.
A wrong will be righted — and even if it has been you who has been wronged, you will tremble at the terrible power of Justice untempered by Mercy.
Pray for your oppressor, that his punishment will fit his crime.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

From Spirit Animal

Raven

-Raven

Raven Meaning and Messages

In general, Raven symbolism can often be difficult to discern. However, there are always subtle clues available to you. If Raven announces its presence in a loud and raucous way, he is acting as a messenger. In this case, you must speak up and express yourself. This spirit animal could also be letting you know that you are not listening to the information and guidance that is forthcoming from your guardians. In other words, make sure you listen carefully and if you must, speak up for yourself!

Also, the Raven totem is the keeper of synchronicity. He is a master of bending and folding time and space. Therefore, you are precisely at the right moment at the right time. When you see this corvid on the lamp posts and buildings watching you, know that all things are falling into place for you. Hence, make sure you pay close attention to the people you meet for the next few hours. The Raven symbolism may be there to help you on your journey, provide insight, knowledge, and guidance. There is also an element of reflection with Raven’s meaning. Consequently, this bird is reminding you that the people around you are reflecting at you the things you most have to learn about yourself.

Furthermore, like the Cow, whenever Raven’s meaning appears in your life, fantastic magic is imminent. The Raven symbolism also brings messages of transition, change, and healing because of its ability to cast light into the darkness. When this happens, make sure that you are well-grounded and have faith in your journey. This birds’ magic will guide you through…

 

September 3rd Daily Deviational Journal

Tarot

To read about the reversed 3 of Pentacles from TarotX

Today’s tarot cards come from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck.

Reversed Three of Pentacles

The three of pentacles describes a mechanic working in a church. He was discussing his progress with a monk and a nun. Although the monks are quite young and have humble statuses, they listen to what the mechanic says carefully because they appreciate his opinions and expertise

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Meaning of the Three of Pentacles reversed: lack of teamwork, unskilled.

Words and Keywords

The trouble with work/at the workplace.

Introduce

The Three of Pentacles is generally a positive card, especially in terms of work/career. At the same time, it also carries the message that this is not the time when you allow yourself to be distracted.

Overview…

Medieval Rune

From The Rune Site – Medieval Runes for Healing and Magick

Erda

Sound: “oe” as the sound in “er”
Stands for: Our Planet (Mother Earth)
Magick/Healing use: Helps to reincorporate human actions with the world.

Witch’s Rune

From Otherwordly Oracle

Harvest

Harvest: abundance, reaping, manifesting, wealth, family security, finances

What happens during the harvest? We collect all we’ve been growing. This rune represents manifestation and reaping the rewards. Finances and security.

Numerology

From Kasamba.com – Numerology

The number 22 is another master number in numerology and it is considered the strongest number. If you have number 22 as a final number on your numerology chart you are what is considered a visionary. You strive to help those around you and humanity as a whole. You are selfless and loving in nature. Your downfall is that you often forget to take care of yourself which can lead to stress that may be taken out on those around you.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

 

More Interesting ways to Reader a Rider – Waite Tarot Deck

78 Tarot Cards base on Rider Waite Tarot Deck

From the website Tarotx.com

(Side Note: This website offers information on more than just the Rider – Waite Tarot Deck)

A standard Tarot deck consists of 78 cards divided into two parts, the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The Arcana word is a plural of Arcanum which means “deep mystery.” For medieval alchemists, Arcanum is a mystery of nature. Tarot cards are, therefore, a collection of “mysteries” that make the foundation and explain our world.

The 22 cards in the Major Arcana are the center of the deck. Each of these cards represents some common aspects of human experience. Major cards are special because they open up complex and deep reactions. The images on the Rider-Waite deck evoke association because they combine the system of mystical symbols with recognizable images and circumstances.

While the Major Arcana represents common topics, 56 cards in the Minor Arcana bring these topics into practical areas to show how they work at daily events. Minor cards represent related issues, activities and emotional states that create circumstances in our daily lives.

The interpretation of each card in the table below will give you a deep and complete understanding of the 78 Tarot cards, thereby making the reading become easier. At the same time, you will also have basic concepts to combine cards together in a Tarot spread, making interpretation more effective and coherent.

 

The Meanings of Topics When Reading Rider-Waite Tarot Cards

Description- what the design on the card looks like.

Divinatory Meanings – What the card means for you spirituality both individually and as part of a tarot spread

Additional Divinatory Meanings- Extra spiritual meaning of the card

Theroy – The overall meaning for the card in your life at the time of tarot reading. When part of a spread the position it is in, in the spread. It also depends if the card is right-side up or upside down a.k.a. reversed as an individual card and/or in a spread.

Time Period- This tells you what time the card is in a specific astrological sign, which planets influence the card, and the month with dates that also influence the card.

Well-Dignified – This explains the elemental link between two cards is a friendly one.

Ill-digninfied – This explains the elemental link between two cards is an unfriendly one.

Keyword – One or two words that sum up what the card is telling you about the question you want answered.

Read the Tarot cards in the August 21, 2021 Daily Divination Journal  to get an idea how the Rider-Waite Tarot Cards brings you information when doing a daily single card draw for specific things in your life. The single draws that will be posted are for a General, Love, Health, Wealth as an overall card for anyone who reads them.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tarot Cards By the Cut

The  last few years have seen a resurging interest in all things witchy, tarot cards among them. For some, tarot is a handy party trick, a way to help a friend make connections they might have otherwise resisted. For others, the tarot is sacred, a powerful tool with which to direct one’s life.

Though tarot cards have taken on a mystical meaning in the cultural imagination, they were originally intended as more of a parlor game. The cards have been used since at least the mid-15th century; the earliest recorded decks originated in various parts of Italy. Not until the 18th century was the tarot used for the divinatory (or occult) purpose we know it best for today — Antoine Court and Jean-Baptiste Alliette are credited with popularizing tarot “readings” in Paris in the 1780s.

Between those who think it’s a joke and those who think tarot cards are actual magic lies a vast group who find them insightful and fun, if not necessarily supernatural. Whether it becomes a hobby or a full-time job, tarot reading (for oneself and for others) can be an illuminating way to pass the time.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tarot Cards

The last few years have seen a resurging interest in all things witchy, tarot cards among them. For some, tarot is a handy party trick, a way to help a friend make connections they might have otherwise resisted. For others, the tarot is sacred, a powerful tool with which to direct one’s life.

Though tarot cards have taken on a mystical meaning in the cultural imagination, they were originally intended as more of a parlor game. The cards have been used since at least the mid-15th century; the earliest recorded decks originated in various parts of Italy. Not until the 18th century was the tarot used for the divinatory (or occult) purpose we know it best for today — Antoine Court and Jean-Baptiste Alliette are credited with popularizing tarot “readings” in Paris in the 1780s.

Between those who think it’s a joke and those who think tarot cards are actual magic lies a vast group who find them insightful and fun, if not necessarily supernatural. Whether it becomes a hobby or a full-time job, tarot reading (for oneself and for others) can be an illuminating way to pass the time.

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June 6 Daily Divination Journal

Today’s Tarot card reading comes from The Green Witch Tarot Deck and The Green Witch Tarot Companion by Ann Moura. With the art done by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard.

Your Daily General Tarot Card

The Witch – #1 in Major Arcana

Meaning: Controlling personal destiny, communication, opening up to a wider audience, power to make changes, skills for achieving goals, practical use of knowledge, originality, problem solving, initiative, creativity, adaptability, diplomacy.

Prompt Words: Taking control of one’s personal destiny, skillful, astute.

Your Daily Love Tarot Card

King of Chalices – Court Card

Meaning: Arts and sciences, professional, reliable counselor, considerate, giving advice, loyalty and commitment to others, business-related social invitation.

Prompt Words: Business socializing, reliable counsel.

Your Daily Health Tarot Card

10 of Pentacles – Reversed

Meaning: Prosperity for the home, buying, selling, redecorating, refinancing, making home repairs, favorable placement, good investments, fruitful marriage, stability, legacy, family heritage, heirlooms, traditions being passed to the next generation, contentment, supportive family environment.

Reversed: Disruption, family quarrels, problems with legacy, loss of inheritance, gambling.

Prompt Words: Prosperity for the home.

Your Daily Wealth Tarot Card

The World Tree – #21 Major Acrana

Meaning: Wholeness, objectives attained, good conclusions, end of a matter, time for something new, completion, success, joy, advancement, achievement, fulfillment, recognition, all is in balance, transition, honors, -perfection, reassurance.

Prompt Words: Completion, wholeness

Your Daily Elder Futhark Rune

Fehu

Sound: “f”
Stands for: Cattle
Color: Green (Brown)
Casting meaning: Fehu is a rune of power and control. It represents new beginnings and “movable” wealth such as money and credit. It is a rune that gives us the power we need to obtain wealth as well as the power we need to hold on to it.

From The Rune Site

Your Daily Witches’ Rune

Witches Rune – Rings

The Rings Rune implies important alliances and agreements.

Drawing this rune can suggest aligning your energies with another toward the successful completion of your goals.

The Rings Rune symbolizes all bonds.

You can look forward to important gatherings soon or the dissolution of joint ventures. Even facing an enemy straight on.

More routinely, this rune will suggest being charmed by the superficial or just going through the motions.

From The Summer Goddess

Today’s Animal Spirit Guide comes from Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guide by Steven D, Farmer

Your Daily Animal Spirit Guide

Unicorn – “Indulge your creative, imaginative, and magical side through some form of artistic expression”

Whatever the artist vehicle through which you express your most creative self — whether it’s drawing, poetry, painting, music, acting or any other form of creative expression — make it a priority in your life by devoting some time, energy, and perhaps even money toward this artistic pursuit. Let the longing of your heart determine what the form of your imaginative expression is, but let it be one that elicits passion, and purpose. Allow it to evoke as needed, without acceding to any internal perfectionism about the end product. The process itself is where the magic is. Let that alone be your satisfaction and delight you’ll be pleased with the results.

Whether this avocation continues as a hobby or turns into something you receive compensation for, never do it solely for the money. There’s need to act out the starving artist scenario, but when you make monetary rewards your primary goal, you risk stifling the creative pulse that emanates from the core of who you are, potentially comprising the integrity of your artistic gift to the world. Should you ever be uncertain about following your passion with this kind of expression, take some time to observe children. Notice how innocently and imaginatively the play in their world, particularly when unhindered by social restrictions and artificial boundaries. The is a reflection of the magical child who’s inside you, begging to explore and be expressed. So have fun!

Associations: Magic; Mysticism; Virtue; Honesty; Purity; Chastity; Inspiration; Protection; Restoration; Manifestation; Power; Gentleness; Humility; Healing; Unity; Virginity

Today’s Divination Journal

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card

The Star

 

The Star represents a strong connection to the Cosmos, an open gateway to understanding “the big picture.” It is an optimistic card that promises peace, harmony, and hope realized. For the full power of the forces behind The Star to be realized one must have faith and accept that in cosmic terms all things balance out; that disturbances are sometimes necessary to ensure overall harmony. The reward for such faith is vision on a Cosmic scale, and sense of well-being that may well radiate to those around you through your warm, untroubled heart.

Your Lucky Cards

This reading represents elements that favor you.

Death

First and foremost Death does not specifically pertain to our physical death. The Death card marks ends and beginnings. Although most illustrations of the Death card tend to be morbid, the forces behind the Death card are actually quite exciting. Yes Death does mark the end of something. But ends are often brought about by completion and not loss. Most endings are actually good, and make room for us to begin new adventures.

When The Tower is among your personal cards, the influence of Death may be increased. Having The Fool or The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of Death.

The Emperor

The Emperor is gifted with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order, provide structure to that which is unbound. He is quick of mind and confident in his power and right to rule, and does so in a just manner. Although stern by nature, he truly is the ultimate father figure. He will provide as needed, teach those with unanswered questions, protect the vulnerable, set and maintain boundaries. His perfect world runs on schedule and is free of any disturbances. What the Emperor must be wary of is setting boundaries and rules where none are needed. If he isn’t he may well become a tyrant.

When The Hierophant or Justice are among your personal cards, the influence of The Emperor may be increased. Having The Empress in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Emperor.

Your Ogham Reading

 

Huathe-Hawthorn

The Celts often believed the hawthorn to be a portal to the Otherworld. The hawthorn is a hardy plant commonly used for hedges and great firewood. It can even be an invasive species at times. The key points to remember with the letter Huathe are obstacles, walls, and obstructions. Its ability to form a natural wall gives the diviner an idea in what this symbol can mean to them and their lives.

Fortune – To overcome obstacles and walls you must make a personal sacrifice, to gain we must lose something of ourselves!

 

Tiwaz

What is higher than the self is the Self become Higher.”

Tiwaz – “Tea-waz” – Literally: “The god, Tyr” – Esoteric: Justice, Sacrifice

Rune of the balance and justice ruled from a higher rationality. The rune of sacrifice of the individual (self) for well-being of the whole (society).

Psi: spiritual warrior, honour, righteousness

Energy: sovereign order, sacrifice, right decision making

Mundane: the rule of law, fairness, peace keeping

Divinations: faith, loyalty, justice, rationality, self-sacrifice, analysis, victory, honesty, even-handedness; or mental paralysis, over analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance, defeat, tyranny.

Governs:
Obtaining just victory and success in battle, litigation or legal matters
Building spiritual will and development of sound judgement
Develops the power of positive self-sacrifice
Develops the “force of faith” in magic and religion

Your Daily Witches Rune

The Moon

Keywords: Change.

Meanings: The “x” marks represent the four main phases of the moon and so you can expect changes to happen within the next 28 days. This is a particularly feminine stone and often appears in response to questions about women’s issues. The Moon rune is a messenger. It is telling you to be aware that major changes are coming to your life. Consult the runes closest to it to determine whether those changes are negative or positive.

 

Today’s Divination Journal

Your Daily Tarot Card

Number 6 in the Major Arcana

The Lovers

Am emotional decision.

A Forest dragon stands on the bank of a lake, its neck outstretched to touch noses with a beautiful Water dragon that rises from the waters. The gaze at each other in love, unconcerned that their attraction  will prove difficult because of their very different lifestyles. For the moment, they are caught up in the power of their emotions. The Forest dragon represents the liner, analytical left brain and the conscious mind, while the Water dragon represents creativity, spiritually connected right mind and the conscious mind. To achieve success and reach goals, both halves of the brain, as well as the conscious and subconscious minds, must live and work together in harmony in order to reach a spiritual balance point. However, because of the vast differences in perceiving life and spirit, this is extremely difficult to maintain on a constant basis.  Thus, we go through life in a kind of dance, approaching, then retreating from the balance point. The heron, representing generation of life, and the butterfly, symbolizing the soul itself, reveal that we must always be aware of the soul and its need to grow, regardless of our emotional side-paths.

Divinatory Meaning

A romantic encounter may come into your life. You may be faced with an attraction or a temptation that may not be good for you. There will be an attraction of opposites that will be difficult to reconcile in the long run. A difficult choice will arise; make your decision on facts, not the emotions.

Your Ogham Reading

Coll-Hazel

The Celts believed that hazelnuts gave inspiration and wisdom, even in many other cultures the hazel tree and it’s branches and nuts are used for protection. In Celtic mythology one of the greatest leaders named Fionn Mac Cumhail magically gained wisdom after eating salmon that sustained themselves upon hazelnuts. The ogham letter coll denotes wisdom, divination, and inspiration. Drawing this letter will give you a deeper look into you questions and concerns.

Fortune – Look inward to your own wisdom to gain the answer you seek. Be creative, be perceptive, this Ogham shows you already have the answer!

Today’s I Ching Hexagram:

45: Coming Together

Hexagram 45
General Meaning: The power of gathering together is represented by a rally, where each individual’s strength is magnified by the power of their community. History has shown that mass movements can bring about stable, ordered and durable conditions for the better. This hexagram may be pointing to an auspicious time for large undertakings. But the guiding force of your shared vision is essential to hold the forces of unity together, and keep them advancing toward a common goals and values.

Another image for this situation is that of a lake filling with water. Just as the fullness of the lake can bring good fortune to all in its sphere, it can also overflow, leading to calamity. Thus in a time of gathering together it is essential that precautions against excesses be considered along with efforts to advance along a clearly-charted course. Much of human misfortune comes from unexpected events for which we are ill prepared; when gathered together with others, we are both more powerful and, in some ways, also more vulnerable.

Any time of unified coming together is a time of great potential. But the potential can be both positive and negative. Everything is magnified when people unite around a central shared purpose. When many people unite behind a single goal or strong vision, it is wise to take personal precautions to protect your own reasonable self-interests, because these can easily be lost in the crowd.

Today’s Divination Journal

The Daily Tarot Card

The Pope

Keywords: teaching, school, blessing, ritual, marriage, acting!

Astrological Correspondence: Taurus

As a priest, the Pope, or Hierophant, represents traditional values and moral development. He is the wise teacher or counselor guiding groups or collectives on their path in search for spiritual truth or meaning. Depicted as a religious figure in ceremonial vestments he interprets secret mysteries, divine law, and theological doctrine. Although this card implies that he is linked to the church, the Pope signifies not only organized religion but also focus on groups in general, such as schools, teams, companies – any group with fixed roles and assigned responsibilities. The Pope is a symbol for rules, procedures, structure, and ritual, creating harmony within groups and staying their course so they can find identity and progress as a whole. The negative imagery symbolizes dogmatism and inflexibility, extreme conformity, or conventionalism.

The Daily Tarot Love Card

The Emperor

Today is perfection, in a good way. Why? Today represents someone’s advancement and growth in the ability to love. Someone, perhaps even the two people you are one-half of, grasps the realization that love is friendship intensified. If you’re dating and you want love, it is yours. The trick is to avoid being swept off your feet. Instead, grasp the idea of slowing down, knowing that time is on your side.

The Daily Erotic Tarot Card

The Pope

The Pope represents pure masculine energy, and even if you’re female you’re going to be identifying more with your male counterparts today. The Pope shows you that coming to terms with past mistakes and taking responsibility for them in the present eases sexual tension, so let go of the past to free yourself from your inhibitions. You actually have quite the skill set when it comes to making sexual moves, but waiting until the time is right before taking the plunge can be a real turn-on. Let the anticipation build until you can’t take it anymore!

The Daily Past Life Tarot Card

The Sun

Sometimes numbers fill your head and although you do the math, the equations just keep coming. This could be a sign that in a past life you were an economist. You might not understand it exactly, but there is just something in your genes that has always attracted you to numbers. Your past life as an economist is probably still on the treadmill of reincarnation. You follow numbers through the journey of your many lives, finding solutions that create new numerical questions.

Your Daily Rune

Nauthiz

“Not-this” – Literally: “Need-fire” or “Necessity” – Esoteric: Constraint, Friction

Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain

Psi: resistance, need, effort

Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency

Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work

Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.

Your Daily Witches Rune

Today’s Witches Rune

The Eye

Meaning: The eye has always been a powerful symbol for different cultures. Some believe that the soul resides in them, while others think it’s possible to curse a person merely by looking at them. Through our eyes we connect and express emotions and thoughts. Thus, this is one of the most powerful runes in the set, emphasizing the importance of any rune close to it. The Eye symbol is also related to “vision” is all senses, including the physical. This rune can represent our eyes and optic nerves. It can also represent activities such as research, analysis, photography and creative visualization. When it appears, there’s an urge to observe, to explore, to understand deeply what is before you. This rune is usually related to sudden realizations. Not necessarily a ‘shock’ (unless some violent rune is close it, like the Scythe and the Man), but more related to the lifting of veils. Your eyes are suddenly open, and you see things that were unknown to you before. A change of perception and focus in life is to be expected when this rune appears… whatever the situation is, the way you see it will be transformed.

The Eye rune also says that now it’s time for you to go after what you want. Your focus is powerful right now, and everything you concentrate on can become successful.This rune often represents a lonely journey towards a goal… it suggests a calling and a connection to something bigger, a sense of purpose. Your path is clear to you now; you know which way to go, even if you don’t know where exactly it’ll take you. In a spiritual level, This rune can represent a development of one’s psychic skills, or an advancement in one’s spiritual path. As you connect yourself to a deeper source, and learn to trust, you gain wisdom and your eyes see far. A higher power seems to be guiding you in times when the Eye appears. Like the Sun rune, this rune can mean that right now all eyes are on you. But unlike the former symbol, when the Eye appears there’s some discomfort related to such attention. It may be excessive and even unwelcome. In fact, this is one of this rune’s most negative facets: it may show an invasion of privacy, when someone (or even you) pry into another’s life and scrutinize their every move. Beware of flatterers and stalkers. The Eye cautions against obsession and the tendency to spy on other people’s affairs. In a relationship reading, the Eye can symbolize a predestined bond to another person.

Note that this does not promise a happy ending, but simply says that this connection is powerful and will be very important in your life. In fact, because the Eye rune is a solitary one, it is possible that the people in the relationship cannot be together due to difficult circumstances. Still, your bond that person will transform you. In a negative way, this rune can cautions against invading your partner’s personal space or stalking them.

Your Ogham Reading

Fearn-Alder

The third letter of the Ogham alphabet is Fearn it means alder-tree. Alder-bark has been used by many cultures to treat various health problems and disorders, everything from insect bites to tuberculosis. Alder is a very water resistant hardwood and is often used in foundations where water is present. The key points to remember with alder are confidence, shielding, guidance, and standing up to ones enemies. Just as water stands no chance against alder, your enemies are at a loss when you have the protection of the alder.

Fortune – Drawing this Ogham is a sign to remain true to yourself and resist all temptation!

Crack the Cookie

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