The Blessed Conduit

The Blessed Conduit

My first love in divination is rune divination and magick. So it’s nice when I can use a runic spread to define a tarot reading. Algiz is the rune I’ve used today and represents protection and a connection with Divine Presence. Known as a guardian rune, its top three branches represent Elemental Air, Fire, and Water […]

Suffering The Biggest Fool Of All

Suffering The Biggest Fool Of All

It’s said that witches do not suffer fools gladly. And that’s true. We don’t. And I’m certain that it’s no doubt difficult for most witches to sit quietly while the biggest fool of all occupies the White House, least of all me. I spend some time on Twitter each day because it’s interesting to see […]

Transformation Within

Transformation Within

The 8 of Stones, The Tower, and the King of Wands comprise today’s general tarot influences. The Hanged Man is placed in the position of hidden influence and the 5 of Cups represents the outcome. Hexagrams are attached to both the 8 of Stones and the 5 of Cups involving the concept of the small with the preponderance of the small and […]

A Legacy of Justice And Fairness

A Legacy of Justice And Fairness

I decided to a reading today with the Visconti-Sforza deck in keeping with yesterday’s Sola Busca reading. This deck is one of the oldest complete decks around and I’m related to the people who commissioned its creation. Bianca Maria Visconti, a second cousin, married Francesco Sforza in 1441 in reward for a successful military campaign […]

A First Look At The Sola Busca Tarot

I love old Tarot decks. Sola Busca is reportedly one of the oldest and the first to include the Minor Arcana cards using more than just symbols. I also have the Visconti-Sforza deck which at least has a small handbook available to have some idea what the creator was thinking about when designing the cards. Not […]

Allowing A Greater Awareness Of Self

Allowing A Greater Awareness Of Self

Using my Haindl Tarot deck, I drew the 2 of Wands as significator with the 8 of Cups, The Hierophant, and the 3 of Swords as the cards of influence for today’s tarot reading. Fire, Water, and Air are present along with one card from the Major Arcana. The 26th, 33rd, and 41st hexagrams from […]

Witch Notes ~ The WTF Edition

Witch Notes ~ The WTF Edition

Sometimes a witch’s mind wanders to all sorts of things when she should be doing something constructive like watering the garden. So a while back I came up with Witch Notes. In other words, it’s a place to gripe about stuff.   My husband, Jerry, and I were headed up to town when we passed […]

Witch Hunt?

Witch Hunt?

With our so-called president invoking the term witch hunt to describe all the investigations concerning him, I thought I’d discuss what a witch hunt really is. My ancestor, King James V of Scotland, a great-uncle, was convinced that Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis Castle, my 14th great-grandmother, used witchcraft in an attempt to poison him, seized […]

Tempering Priorities

Tempering Our Priorities

Temperance, the Son of Wands, 5 of Cups, Daughter of Wands, and the Mother of Pentacles comprise today’s tarot reading from the Wild Unknown Tarot. There is one card from the Major Arcana, one from the suit of Cups, and three Court cards, two from Wands and one from Pentacles. Missing from the spread is […]

A Serene Approach

A Serene Approach

We begin in ruin and end in catalytic change, with a serene Goddess in the middle of it all, prescient given the numerology of 1 or new beginnings and the development of the self. We come full circle with the number 1 and this reading indicates that process. Three cards from the Major Arcana along with […]