Monthly Archives: July 2016

Dealing with Difficult People Tarot Spread

The last Saturday of every month, Tabitha Dial (@tabithadial) and Steve Seinberg (@arrow.in.flight) host #NewSpreadSaturday over on Instagram. It’s a great example of the things I love about the tarot and divination community–people generously share all kinds of spreads. My inner geek loves going through them all and printing them out and adding them to […]

July 30th, 2016|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: |

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The Wild Unknown Spirit Animal Unboxing

So, I got this deck as soon as it went on sale, opened it, loved it and…

…let it sit for a month because I was doing too many other things to be able to give it the attention it deserves.

I started using it for the #morningoracle draws a month ago and discovered that it’s really […]

Mineral Monday: Fluorite

Fluorite wasn’t on my radar for a long time, then suddenly, one day… everywhere I looked: Fluorite. I picked up two pieces of raw green fluorite at a shop in Portland, Maine on a trip… I was feeling stuck and didn’t really know what came next for me. When I got back to my […]

July 18th, 2016|Categories: Crystals & minerals|Tags: , |

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Make your own magic: Heal back pain

I like to give credit where credit is due: even to myself. I’m good at a lot of things.

Following step by step instructions is not one of them.

That’s part of why I’m an eclectic witch: I make things up as I go, based on what seems logical to me, bounced up against the Hermetic […]

July 14th, 2016|Categories: Practical Magic|Tags: , , |

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Mineral Monday: Blue apatite

Blue apatite’s magical properties include all the things you’d expect from a stone of this color–and then some. Like most blue stones, it facilitates personal expression, aids communication, boosts focus and eliminates confusion.

But blue apatite doesn’t stop there… think bigger. Deepening meditation. Connecting to past lives. Increasing motivation and confidence. Enhancing psychic powers. Manifesting like […]

Spiritual Practice Snapshot: July 2016

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been noticing how my daily spiritual practice shifts over time. I know I’m not the only one–a close friend who used to meditate every morning (and I mean EVERY morning) recently revealed that she hasn’t done that in months.

I thought it would be an interesting exercise to document my […]

July 9th, 2016|Categories: Practical Magic|Tags: , |

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Mineral Monday: Lepidolite

When you learn about the healing properties of lepidolite, you’re going to want to rush out and get some. And by some, I mean LOTS.

Lepidolite is a type of mica… a delicate, iridescent pinky-purple sparkly thing. It’s every bit as soft as its pale color implies. That color comes largely from lithium. That makes […]