Jenn

About Jenn

Jenn is the proprietor of Phoenix & Lotus. She's also a storyteller, solitary eclectic witch, tarot reader, tarot and oracle deck collector, cat lady, and aspiring astrologer.

Birth-Death-Rebirth: Checking in with the Ancestors

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Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! (The King is Dead, Long Live The King): Birth, Death & Rebirth

A Samhain Tarot Blog Hop – I had so much fun in the last blog hop, I decided to sign up for another one! I love seeing people come up […]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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Scorpio Season is for Transformation

It’s Scorpio season! Yay! I’m a double Scorpio, born with both sun and moon in this complicated sign. With Scorpio ruling my second house, the house of resources and values, I am drawn to people who take accountability for their mistakes and those who can rebuild after intense upheaval or transition. Scorpio is about rebirth […]

Friday, October 27, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Astrology||

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More Traveling Tarot Trunks!

Last year, I was really excited to show off the Traveling Tarot Trunk. It seemed like the perfect way to showcase my wares. People love the trunk. I love the trunk. It makes it easy to store, transport, and display all the decks. Win/win, right?

Until I started selling more decks.

Lots more decks.

Like, too many […]

Saturday, October 7, 2017|Categories: Events||

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The Queen of Cups prepares the Sweet September [a Mabon cocktail]

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I’m so excited to be taking part in my first Tarot blog hop! The topic seemed tailor-made for me, as this is the start of my favorite season and my husband and I enjoy preparing meals as a way to celebrate.

The post guidelines: choose a character from your […]

Friday, September 22, 2017|Categories: Practical Magic|Tags: , |

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How pendulums can support your tarot readings

Pendulums can be a great tool on their own, but since I’m a tarot geek at heart, I’m most drawn to pairing them with cards. Especially to offer clarification during readings. Sometimes we get hung up on whether or not a reversal means something, or whether a court card indicates a person or an aspect […]

Thursday, September 7, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: |

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Test-driving the Darkness of Light Tarot

So – I’ve been using the Darkness of Light Tarot for about a month now and…

I love it.

It’s one of my new favorite decks. This deck GETS ME.

I usually charge my decks out on my screen porch altar for a few days/nights, then sleep with them under my pillow for a few more nights […]

Sunday, September 3, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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What tarot cards capture where you are right now?

Over in the Tarot Readers Academy facebook group, Headmistress Ethony posted a great tarot card reflection prompt. She asked, “What card represents your current spiritual journey?”

It didn’t take me long to sort out my response: I’m a Queen of Cups in a 10 of Wands situation trying to 2 of Swords my way through it […]

Saturday, July 29, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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Head spinning from Crystals 102

I spent yesterday taking a crystal class with the amazing Kimberly Barrett of Light Upon the Lotus. While crystals 101 covers the basics (which I skipped), Crystals 102 gets more into different crystal formations, the reasons you’d work with a particular crystal, and grid work.

One of the things I love about Kimberly is that she […]

The pros & perils of a solitary witchcraft practice

I took a Facebook quiz the other day and for once, one of those things nailed it. I’m a solitary witch. Always have been. Odds are high that I will continue in that vein for a number of reasons…. and I’ve outlined some of them here for those considering a solitary practice. You’ll also […]

Thursday, July 20, 2017|Categories: Practical Magic|Tags: |

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A new animal guide: crow magic

A few weeks ago, I started noticing crows around the building where I work. They’d land on light posts in the parking lot when I arrived in the morning, or fly by the creek at the edge of the property when I went for lunchtime walks.

Then they started showing up at home. I’d hear […]

Friday, July 7, 2017|Categories: Practical Magic|Tags: |

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