Our Weekend Getaway to the Cabins

I hope you enjoy this little video of my vacation and don't forget to subscribe to my secondary channel while you're there! I upload non-spiritual content like cooking and recipes, organization and cleaning videos, makeup videos, Project Pan, and more!

Stay-Cation Spiritual Retreat!

If you're anything like me, then you've looked longingly at all those amazing spiritual retreats that are offered at this time of the year, often for specific deities, studies, sabbats, or purposes, and felt a twinge of sadness or jealousy at not being able to attend (for myself it was the Morrigan's Call retreat offered by Stephanie Woodfield, and it's financially out of my league right now). It's not always possible to do everything we want to do spiritually, and sometimes the retreats we have our eyes on are too far away, too expensive, or don't match up with our vacation time. When a retreat from the world for spiritual purposes is what you're craving, but your time, area, or budget limitations say no, then it's time to get creative and come up with your own retreat, at home, or keeping it local!

Step 1: Choose your time and location: If you can't go far away to an especially lead retreat, then you need to choose a time and location that will wor…

June is Pride Month!

First off, if you've found me through #tarothon2019 welcome! I'm so thrilled by the wonderful feedback I've gotten from you guys since I did my live broadcast for Tarothon last week. I really enjoyed sharing a new spread that I designed specifically for the event with you, and I'm glad to hear it's helped many of you. But I want to take some time to talk about another subject that I'm very passionate about, and that's civil rights for the members of the LGBTQ community, of which I count amongst the members of. Every June I pause to remember how I came out to my mother, and how anti-climatic and disempowering that was, and how much things have changed for me, and between us, since then. I take time to appreciate how open I can be about my sexuality and not feel persecuted at every corner, and I also consider how far we still have to go as a community, and how I can best add my support to that progression.

I fully realized that I was bisexual when I was about…

#tarothon2019 Tarot For Self-Empowerment

Well hello everyone! Last night (June 2, 2019) I was honoured to be a part of Tarothon 2019, a full 24 hours of live streamed tarot talks by 23 different creators. Things didn't go exactly as planned with a set of YouTube server outages that interrupted our ability to livestream for a few hours. We moved things over to the Hermit's Cave Facebook Group for awhile, before bringing Tarothon back from the dead when YouTube came back online!

My own topic aired at 5am BST, or 9pm PST, and I covered the topic Tarot for Self-Empowerment, complete with a tarot spread of my own devising, and I wanted to share that spread with you in written form here today. So, to review, when you're doing a tarot spread for self-empowerment, its usually because you are feeling very dis-empowered to begin with, whether by grief, depression, anxiety, overwhelm, guilt, shame, or a variety of other emotions, and you're doing this spread to motivate and empower yourself to tackle the situation and s…

Beltane is almost here!

In the Northern Hemisphere, Beltane approaches. We are almost at one of the major fire festivals of the Wheel of the Year, and the veil is thinning again as we approach the half-way mark to Samhain, and the coming of summer. Depending on where you live, spring may be in full bloom, or only just starting to emerge. It feels like almost anything is possible as the sun warms the earth and creatures emerge from hibernation or return from migration. It's amazing how much relief you can feel just from glimpsing green shoots poking out from the earth, or leaves budding on trees.

For our ancestors, Beltane was a time to celebrate fertility and the miracle of birth that happens after sex. It was common for couples to jump bonfires for luck in love, or to get married around this time. In modern witchcraft, these practices are still common, as is sacred sex and sensuality, dancing a Maypole, and just about any activity that includes flowers. I wanted to list some family-friendly and solitary…

Stellar Tarot is now on SoundCloud!

That's right, you can now listen to audio tracks of me talking about various witchy and tarot related things while you're on the go! Come follow me on SoundCloud today!

A Tarot Spread to Help With Procrastination

If you're anything like me, there are some jobs or items on your to-do list that you struggle to just get done already. You'll invent new jobs, go down rabbit holes of time-wasting tactics and drive 10 miles out of your way to get through only one mile of difficulty or unpleasantness. It's a normal, human-condition thing to do, and despite us pretty much all knowing this we'll still heap loads of guilt and self-loathing onto ourselves when we catch ourselves doing it. Its something I deal with on a regular basis myself (I'm looking at you, baskets of laundry that need to be folded...) and I've been doing it with a certain set of tasks surrounding my business lately. I decided that I would create a tarot spread for myself to help deal with it, and I figured hey, if I'm currently wading through some negative self-talk about how I put off things that need to be dealt with, then a lot of you probably do too!

Position 1: The history behind why this task is so har…