Showing posts from July, 2017

How Tarot is Helping Me Grieve

Recently, I made a blog post that talked a bit about losing my mother-in-law, who passed away on July 7th of this year. It's been almost three weeks now, and while the tears have pretty well stopped, the sadness at losing such a strong and loving woman in my life hasn't. There are things that happen every week with the kids, and I want to call her and tell her about them. Like how my youngest girl is starting to ride her strider bike, or to show off my oldest daughter's new haircut, or tell her how my son is reading so confidently now! And then I'll remember I can't call her, she isn't there to pick up the phone. At least, not literally.

So, I have taken to talking to her in moments when I have a little bit of alone time. This sometimes happens when I'm out in the backyard weeding the garden, or when I'm driving home from work by myself. I think about her a lot and talk to her in my head when I'm walking our dog, and I say a little prayer to my matr…

Advice for Baby Witches

When I first started out as a wee little baby witch, twenty years ago exactly, Wicca, not personalized witchcraft or paganistic practice, was the "thing." Internet was in it's dial-up days still, and personalized, low-graphics, self-built websites were the norm for witches to come across when researching on the web. Blogs weren't invented yet, at least not that I was aware of, and the main things that were stressed was that you had to work with both the god and the goddess, and your altar was supposed to be set up "just so."

I've noticed that the trend these days, with the Instagram-altars being so prevalent, is to get away from a specifically constructed altar that follows strict item and tool placement, and is more about creating something that looks magickal, beautiful, highly personalized, and relevant to what the witch is going through at that time, and I couldn't be more happy about that. Some altars are strewn with natural bits and bobs, coll…

Babies, a Wedding, and a Funeral

Life, to say the least, has been a bit crazy and emotional as of late. You may have noticed my shop is currently on holiday mode, or noticed that I haven't been as active on my Facebook or Instagram pages.  And there is a reason for that.

Last week, my husband lost his mother, and I, my second mother. She was an amazing mother-in-law to me, and keeping vigal at her bedside as she slowly passed away was both one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, but it was also an honour, to stay with someone I loved so much like that, to keep her from being alone in her last moments. The void that her passing has left is huge, however, and it will definitely take me some time to grieve. In many ways she wasn't just my mother-in-law, she was mom, and the world lost a strong, loving, kind, but spunky woman who had so much love left to give.

But with death, also comes life. Very recently my sister-in-law, cousin, and friend all had babies. My niece and second cousin I have met and he…

International Tarot Day Blog Hop: The Moon

Hi there everyone, my name is Jessica from Stellar Tarot. I hope you enjoyed the previous blogger, Victoria from Eternal Athena Tarot, and what she had to say about The Star. In case you missed it, you can find her at her website or see her post by following this direct link:…ings-of-the-star/And now, let's move on to my personal favorite card, The Moon.

When I was twelve years old my friend and neighbor brought home a book from the library called Candlelight Spells by Gerina Dunwitch and the two of us read a bit about Wicca and witchcraft, and spent the summer in the fields behind our house casting spells, calling the elements and watch towers, and pretending to be witches. Or at least, she was pretending to be a witch. I was absolutely hooked on how I felt as I was holding my stick-for-a-wand in my right hand, drawing a magick circle and sipping black tea while inhaling the fragrance of dollar-store i…