Monday, November 20, 2017

Bullet Journal

So, not sure how I came across this but bullet journaling is a thing. I keep a daily planner, a dream planner, and a tarot / oracle planner. I'll try to consolidate them into this one bullet thing. I'm already a bit hesitant because all the planners I see seems like they're done with by people with art degrees. I can barely draw a stick person. Anyway, I have my Leuchtturm 1917, since this seems to be the favorite one to get. And I'm doing everything in pencil to start with.

My goal is to have something in place by Yule 12/21/2017 because that's the beginning of my magical year. My journal will also track the tropical zodiac solar months and the lunar months.

Well, here it goes...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

List of my tarot and oracle decks

I have no idea which is my favorite. But here they are all in no particular order

Universal Goddess Tarot
Tarot of the Sweet Twilight
Sun and Moon Tarot
Animal Wisdom Tarot
Raven's Prophecy Tarot
African Tarot
African American Tarot
Black Cats Tarot
Samurai Tarot
Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot
Buddha Tarot
Healing Earth (2nd edition)
Tarot Cards (seriously, this is the name of the deck)
Celestial Stick People
Journey into Egypt

Oracle of Echoes
Spirit of the Wheel
Earthly Souls & Spirits Oracle
Liquid Crystal Oracle
The Healing Oracle - Crystal Reading Cards
Mother Mary Oracle
Sacred Creators Oracle
Mother's Wisdom
Spirit de la Lune
Mayan Oracle
Amethyst Oracle
Goddess Oracle
Tea Leaf Fortune Cards
Rebel Deck (billed as Tarot with attitude, but it's nowhere near being tarot)
Wisdom of the Oracle
Wisdom of Natural Hair
Wisdom Keepers
Book of Doors

Cosmos Tarot & Oracle
I Ching
Extra Sensory Perception Testing Cards
Deck of 1000 Spreads

Moon Deck
Moon Oracle
Tarot of Transformation
Sacred Symbols
Awakened Souls
Star Road Map
Australian Dot Tarot

Monday, July 24, 2017

Tarot and Oracle Lunar Month Challenge

I recently joined Instagram to participate in various tarot and oracle challenges and also to put interesting decks on my wishlist. Most, if not all, of the challenges are for calendar months. I wanted to do one for the lunar month (or moonth). This one will be perpetual; you can start any moonth and repeat as long as you want. It's designed to help you be more in tune with the lunar cycles. 

The keywords and the weekly elements are from the Spirit de la Lune deck which divides the moonth into 4 weeks of 7 days. Each week beginning with a major moon phase. If you have this deck, draw the appropriate moon card and a tarot card from the weekly element. A synodic moonth - the time between new moon to new moon - is 29.5 days. So, sometimes you will not have a keyword for 1 or 2 days but you will still draw a tarot card.

Week 1 - Air
new beginnings

Week 2 - Fire

Week 3 - Water

Week 4 - Earth

You can switch the elements around and / or choose your own keywords if you don't have this deck. Again, the point is to follow the lunar cycle. I'm interested if anyone else has done or will do this. Tag with #LunarMoonthTarot or #LunarMoonthOracle. Which tarot and / or oracle decks would you use?

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mother's Daughter Moon

New Moon in sidereal Cancer

*All energies are heightened when the Moon is in Her sign of rulership.*

On this Moon we examine our relationships with others, especially those in which one person nurtures another. We also examine our early nurturing and our same-sex bonds. We may also examine the issue of differentiating oneself from the same-sex parent which usually happens in adolescence (as with Persephone) but sometimes waits until well into adulthood. This is a good time for those who need a rite of passage to plan or carry that out. ~ Moon Phase Astrology

New beginnings: Write your intentions; you are entering a new chapter. Allow rebirth to take place. Swirl and be in the new possibilities. Run free with your imagination. Open your Third Eye chakra. Turning inward is soothing in this watery Moon. It is a highly sensitive, touchy day. Seek coziness and comfort. Cancer, the Nurturer: Deep clean or organize your home; make it a meditation. ~ Spirit de la Lune Oracle Deck

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

UU Lent 2017 - Quiet

First day of the month, first day of my work week, first day of the Christian holiday Lent. I'm still working nights so sleeping during the day. No one is here but my furbabies. Most of them sleep with me so they won't bark. Cellphone is turned off. House phone is turned off. Sign is posted on the front doors to keep people from knocking.

Quiet is important. I cannot sleep with noise. It can't be too quiet; I have the tv on very low - white noise I suppose. If it's too quiet, my mind starts wandering, going back to times when I was a kid, or replaying negative experiences wishing I had done something different, or wishing I had a regular daytime job.

Make time for quiet. Today's world is so fast-paced there is no time to think. We get our info in 140 characters or less. Our attention strays after 6-10 secs. Everyone is not into nature but find something that calms you, that quiets your thoughts. And do...Nothing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wintereemas 2017

Happy Winter-een-mas!

Each day celebrates a different genre. This list needs updating, though. My favorite games are platformers like Mario, Kirby, and Spyro. My least favorite is sports but I liked NFL Blitz before the NFL got greedy and only wanted to license Madden.

  • January 25th: Adventure / Action
  • January 26th: First Person Shooter (FPS)
  • January 27th: Fighting
  • January 28th: Real-time Strategy (RTS)
  • January 29th: Racing
  • January 30th: Role Playing Games (RPGs)
  • January 31st: Sports

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day of 45th US President

Article II, Clause 8
Before he enters the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." [Notice there is no "so help me God" in the Constitution.]

Amendment XX, Section 1
The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January...and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Money Spell

With all things magical, remember the 4th step in the witch's pyramid: to be silent. In today's information age and better religious tolerance, we have no need to hide or be ashamed of our Paganism. However, use common sense. It is okay to share because some of us are not cut out to be part of a coven. It is not ok to brag. Work your magic and leave it to Deity / Universe to continue the process.

This spell is not a substitute for mundane (non-magical) action. What follows is a basic spell. I will post not what I did exactly because a witch's spell is her/his own and you should put something into the spell to make it personal.

You will need:
candle - whatever color YOU think of when money and prosperity comes to mind (ex. green, gold, silver)
oil - anything earthy, as Earth is the element related to prosperity (ex. patchouli)
physical money, quantity 5 - cash, not checks, money orders, or credit cards (ex. any denomination bill or coins)

You can substitute incense for candle and oil. Again choose an earthy fragrance pleasing to you.

Dress the candle with the oil (or light the incense). Speak as if you have the money you need. If you ask for a specific amount, add "and a little more" afterwards. Don't be greedy and be realistic.

Run the bills or coins over the flame / smoke (Be careful!), thinking of your intention. Place money on your altar or in your wallet. Thank Deity and extinguish candle with a snuffer. Once this spell has resolve, take the blessed money and give to a charity, church, or friend in need. Pay it forward!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bodhi Day 2017

Happy Bodhi Day!

Unfortunately, I won't be able to view the morning star at dawn as Buddha did since Venus will rise after the sun. Time to think about my Buddhist studies. Been sorely lacking in this department. Namaste!