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Daily Draws

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Open almost any book on tarot cards, or scan through almost any tarot blogger's blog, and you'll find a million people backing the practice of doing daily draws to learn more about your tarot deck, and connect with it's energies better. And I am certainly one of those people who advocates this practice - if it resonates with you. But all too often lately I have found myself not at all inclined to do a daily draw with any of my decks, preferring instead to read my own cards only when I'm called to do so.

I think the reason for this is because by this point, I'm very well versed in what the standard meanings of the 78 cards are, both for me, and for a broader audience. I'm an intuitive reader, and so that means I often pick up non-traditional meanings and interpretations for people when I'm giving them readings. Sometimes these weave in and flow with traditional card meanings quite well. Sometimes, these meanings are quite different from what you'd norma…

Learning to Live With Less

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I'll be the first person to admit that I've got a pretty good life. I was raised in a middle class family, and while we didn't always have the money for the best and newest things, we always had enough money to eat, have shelter, and get the occasional treat. Our family vacations were never lavish and exotic, but mostly camping in Provincial parks and trips to the family cabins. There, we would venture all over the place, exploring, hiking, swimming in glacier fed lakes and wading in the streams. Catching butterflies, seeing signs of the animals that we shared the forests with, and take-your-breath-away views were our pass times, as well as plenty of books and games of cards when it rained.

I've tried to instill some of the same values in my own kids, but when we were living in a townhouse, it was difficult. The yard was small and surrounded by a beige wooden fence, the nearest park only had 2 trees in it, and most of the kids' play area outside was the paved parki…

What's new at Stellar Tarot?

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For the most part, I try to keep the business-y stuff off my blog. I like to use this platform to talk more about my personal and magickal life, and more the "behind the scenes" stuff in my life. I figure if you want to buy a reading, you'll go to the shop, and buy a reading. Or you'll send me an email or message on Etsy and talk to me about what kinds of readings I offer, what's suited to your question, etc. I try not to be pushy when it comes to my business. I'm here if you need me, and I put myself out there a bit, but I'm not going to be blasting into your inbox or on your social media feed with adverts much at all. 
But then sometimes, you have a week where the creativity just busts you wide open, and you make a whole bunch of things, all at once, and you can't wait to share them with the world. That was me this week. On the day of the eclipse, it happened to be my friend's birthday, and after I did my live Facebook broadcast (you can watch t…

Getting Down and Dirty

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Okay, so before your mind starts to go into the gutter, I'm not talking about sex. I'm talking about getting down on your hands and knees, stripping off your shoes, and actually getting in touch with Mother Earth. When is the last time you dug your hands into the soil? Sunk your toes into the sand? Walked in a creek? Played with mud? Planted something? If your answer to this goes something like this... "umm... I can't remember." "Haven't got the faintest clue." "Maybe a couple months ago?" then I think that like me, it's time you changed this!

Last night I went out with my sister-in-law, who happens to be a photographer. I wanted some more professional looking photos for my business, but we also wanted to have some witchy-themed photographic fun. What started off as a beautiful set in the woods migrated to me stretched out in the wet sand on the side of a river, and then we drove to another location where we both ended up knee-deep in …

Fuck the Altar

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I think I'm like a lot of witches out there, that when I say I like to collect items for my altar, I mean it. I have baskets and baskets of stuff that I change out with other items as the seasons change and progress, some items are specifically for certain sabbats, or for certain seasons, while others may grace the altar practically all year round. I'm a magpie for cauldrons, crystals, candles, and more. My altars are never stripped down, simple, or bare. There is always a need while I'm setting a new one up to consciously pull a few items off and make sure that there is actually room to work at it. I'm pretty sure that as you're reading this, you're glancing over, or mentally sizing up your own altar, perhaps a slight guilty look on your face, and do I detect that your face has gone a few shades pinker?

And then again, you might not be like that at all. You may be stripped down, simple, and uncluttered, your altar neat as a pin, and a reflection of how you lik…