Just in time for Fall, Welcome To Tarot is back! This incredibly popular series is one of my favorite things to teach because, well between you and me, we’re gonna learn some Witchcraft under the guise of Tarot! This 6 week workshop is jam packed with information, and students can begin working the moment they … Read more
This week our Lughnasadh season Waxing Moon in Scorpio asks us to consider the Shadow Work that comes up when we embrace Power. Can we handle being so close to The Sun? How do we handle the strain when our edges get a bit crispy? We can work with plant helper Hazelnut Tree, Tarot helper … Read more
Sommarsblót (“Summer’s Blood,”) found at the very end of Ostara season, is a week-long festival happening sometime during Aries Season, ending on the day the Sun enters Taurus. Many sources mark this festival running from April 14-20th, but some sources say it is a moving feast and can happen any time during the first month after Spring Equinox. Vikings and Norse folk, like many Celtic peoples, just cut the year into two halves. Sommarsblót also called Summer’s Finding, opens what we can call the “solar” half of the year (this is my name, and it’s probable that some other modern authors use this term as well. There is no historical precedent that ancient folk used this term.) Norse folk, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons all observed this festival that kicked off the high part of the year and celebrated the healing of the land from the harshness of Winter. Scandinavians would send messengers to the highest mountain peaks to observe the position of the Sun, to try to predict the date. As soon as the Sun spilled into the valleys, the great feasts would begin.
This is a multi-part series intended to help folks recognize the Minor Arcana in their day-to-day lives. In this piece we look at the Four of Wands. I’ll generally base my interpretations off Pamela Colman Smith’s illustrations in the Smith-Waite or Rider-Waite deck. Here at the beginning of Spring we get an opportunity to work … Read more
This is a multi-part series intended to help folks recognize the Minor Arcana in their day-to-day lives. In this piece we look at the Two of Wands. I’ll generally base my interpretations off Pamela Colman Smith’s illustrations in the Smith-Waite or Rider-Waite deck. Here at the beginning of Spring we get an opportunity to work … Read more