Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Four of Cups

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When upright this card is about feeling unmotivated and discouraged. Life has become stagnant. The things that usually make you feel happy are no longer doing so for you. Whether you have a good or bad day, it doesn’t matter to you. You attitude remains the same. This card is telling to reflect on your attitude. The answer to your problem is typically right in front of you. You need to search within yourself to find passion again. This card is all about finding what really interests you and working towards them. 

When pulled in reverse this card is about wanting a new start. You may finally be experiencing the joys of life that previously you were immune to due to your disconnect from yourself. You are realizing that life is not perfect but there is still beauty in it to be enjoyed. Open yourself to new idea, people, and opportunities. You may find that one of these things bring the start of something amazing that many miss out on due to being too confined in their own beliefs.

Here is a tarot spread to help you rediscover your passion. First I would take the four of cups out of the deck and meditate on it while thinking about how it feels to feel passionate about something. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Thank you for reading today’s post! What is the four of cups telling you lately? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter to get notifications when I post and upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be.

30 New Year Resolutions

Hi everyone! Today I thought I would make a bit of a different post. Since it is the first month of the new year I thought I would give a list of resolutions related to Wicca/Paganism/witchcraft etc in case you’ve been struggling to think of one.

  1. Meditate everyday
  2. Start a year and a day long study
  3. Do a tarot reading (or any other divination) every day
  4. Keep a daily journal to follow the progress of your path
  5. Go out and take a walk every day (or weekend if your week is too busy)
  6. Do some mindful yoga every morning and/or night
  7. Connect with deity (or any high power) daily
  8. Start a daily ritual
  9. Sage yourself and/or home everyday/every week/every month
  10. Practice self reiki every morning/night Seven Chakra Vortex Website Banner
  11. Pick a mantra to recite every day (it can change everyday, week, month, year, etc)
  12. Do a daily devotions (There are many books that give you a daily activity/reading to do. I have one for the chakras)
  13. Put a new entry in your BoS every day (could be a new herb, crystal, spell, ritual, poem, etc)
  14. Make some self care products with magick and use them everyday
  15. Every morning have some tea/milk/water/coffee/hot chocolate infused with a little magick to start the day right
  16. Start a blog about Wicca/Paganism/witchcraft
  17. Write a book about Wicca/Paganism/witchcraft
  18. Create a piece of art everyday that has to do with your path
  19. Go out and pick up up a few pieces of litter everyday or do a big litter clean up in your community once a week/month
  20. Volunteer for things that are important to your craft/path _dsc0901
  21. Read a little from a book about Wicca/Paganism/witchcraft everyday
  22. Donate monthly to a charity that supports something important to your craft/path
  23. Everyday get to know your spirit guides a little more
  24. Everyday write something down that you’re grateful for
  25. Save up a little money from every pay check so you can go on a unplugged trip/start stocking your magickal supplies/get altar tools
  26. Start a coven
  27. Write a poem about Wicca/Paganism/witchcraft everyday
  28. Practice positive thinking (if it harm none do as ye will, that includes not harming yourself emotionally)
  29. Start a gardenstart-vegetable-garden-400x267
  30. Follow Willowrose here so you can read all her posts and on youtube so you can watch all her videos 😜

So there you go, 30 resolutions you can pick from for this year! If you can think of some more good resolutions or want to share any resolutions you have (wicca related or not) leave them in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Until next time, Blessed Be.

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 20: Judgment

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When pulled upright this card is about reflecting and evaluating ourselves and our actions. Self reflection allows us to have a clearer and objective understanding about who we are now and what we need to do in order to grow. When you see this card it is telling you that you are getting close to a point in your life where you need to start reflecting and evaluating yourself. This card can also show that you are in a period of awakening due to self reflection. You have a clearer idea of what things need to change in order for you to continue growing. These changes could be small things in your daily routine to huge changes, like removing people from your life. This card tells us we have decisions to make that will hugely affect the rest of your life.

When pulled in reverse this card is about doubting and judging yourself too harshly. This doubt and judgement can be causing you to miss out on opportunities. All of this is causing you to fall behind on your plans which is making it difficult to move forward. You need to stop with caution but rather do things with pride and confidence. This card can also mean you need to take time out of your schedule to sit and reflect on your life so far and figure out what you’ve learned. You’re so busy you probably haven’t given yourself the time needed to fully learn lessons that are essential for you to progress as a person. You may also be holding on to mistakes you’ve made in the past, rather than forgiving yourself making it hard to move forward. 

Here is a tarot spread that focuses on the judgement card. It is great for starting new beginnings. First I would take the judgement card out and meditate while focusing on what the next stage of your life might be. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Card 1: This represents the earth, from which the new sprout of you emerges; it is the nourishment you need to grow and change. It can represent spiritual riches, or past experience, or the life you leave behind.

Card 2: This is the call, the trumpet that summons, the sun you are growing towards. This represents your inner voice, the demands of the soul, or the parts of you that seek change.

Card 3: This is the little sprout of you, how you will grow and adapt, the new you. It is also what renews you.

Thanks for reading! We only have one more Major Arcana card to talk about! Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments; I love hearing from you. Also, make sure you follow me here and on twitter to get notifications when I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 15: The Devil

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When pulled upright this card can mean you are experiencing feelings of entrapment, emptiness, and a lack of fulfilment in your life. It also means you are obsessed with materialism and despite trying to be less materialistic you can’t seem to get rid of the need/desire to live luxuriously. You may already be able to tell that that kind of lifestyle is leading you down a bad road but you for some reason have this feeling of not being able to control your actions or urges. Another reason for your feeling of entrapment and emptiness may be due to addiction (to substances or material objects).

When pulled in reverse this card can mean you have had your moment of self-realization and you’ve broken the chains of addiction and bad habits. Breaking these chains are not easy though so now is the time to really do a self assessment and list all the things they need to get rid of in their life. Once one does that it is then time to embark on the hard journey of self-improvement. 

Here is a tarot spread that focuses on the devil card. It is great to use when you are feeling stuck so you can help see what is holding you back. First I would take the devil card out of the deck and meditate on it focusing on what areas in your life you feel need improvment. Then shuffle the cards and pull them as you see fit.

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Card 1: This card repesents the rut you are in that you can’t see out of, the old habit that is no longer serving you, your prejudices and biases.

Card 2: This card is the subconscious roots, why you are comfortable in this hole or why you are binding yourself. Can represent deep issues that need to be addressed, or depths not acknowledged, that are held back and need to be let out in some way. Also repression and fear.

Card 3: This card represents conscious manifestations, what this is doing to you on an everyday level, insecurities, anxieties, worry, or the happy face you put on things.

Card 4: This card puts it in perspective; it represents the bird’s eye view from above. This is an outside opinion, the overall picture.

Now pick card 5:

Card 5: This card shows how to free yourself from this, issues you need to get through, or advice you can apply to this situation. This is the way to loosen the chains.

Thanks for reading! Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments section, I love to hear from you all. Also, make sure to follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post! Until next time Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 14: Temperance

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When pulled upright this card is about how you are able to remain calm during times of stress and anxiety. You have mastered not letting things get to you. This card talks about moderation, balance, and patience. Extremity in any situation can be avoided when you pull this card. This card says you have a clear vision of know what you want to achieve. You have found peace with what you are doing and everything is unfolding as it should. When in reference to other people this cards says you can work in harmony with your community, coworkers, and loved ones. Your calmness gives others comfort. This card may also suggest it is time to re-evaluate the priorities you have chosen. Doing this will help you create a balance between your inner and outer self. You will find a greater purpose and meaning in your actions.

When pulled in reverse this card is about a reflection on something that is out of balance which may be causing stress and anxiety. This causes you a lack of purpose and leaves you feeling unbalanced as you search for what you should be doing. You need to reflect and think on what needs to be changed. All things are good in moderation and we need to examine our lives to find where we’re imbalanced.

Here is a spread that focuses on the temperance card. This spread is great for creative issues. I would first take this card out of the deck and meditate on it while thinking about what creative issues you are having. Then shuffle and pull the cards as you see fit.

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Card 1: This card represents the inspired you, ideas or a goal, or ways to renew your creativity, a different way of looking at things.

Cards 2 and 3: Card 2 represents the fire, and card 3 the water, the two elements that go into your work, a central tension and theme to explore.

Card 4: This card is the solid base, your knowledge and learning, training and past experience, the technical skills that will go into this.

Card 5: This card represents the deep draughts of water through your roots, the connection to soul, and numinous experiences. This is the part of the process where things go under for a while, mostly unknown to you, to resurface later cleansed and energized and shining. This process cannot be controlled or forced, but it can be nourished.

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 9: The Hermit

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When pulled upright this card is about seeking knowledge from within. You are currently contemplating your need to be alone. Don’t be afraid to take the chance to reflect as it can really clear your mind of all the everyday clutter. It may also be saying when you take action make sure it is authentic and in line with your true self. This card can also suggest that someone is going to enter your life and they will take on the role of a mentor. I feel also that when talking about love it can suggest that it may be best for you to be single right now or at least take some time for yourself so you can figure out who you are without the distractions of others.

When pulled in reverse this card is about, despite wanting to be alone you may be in a situation where being alone may be harmful to yourself and others. Although it is important to self reflect, don’t get lost inside your head for it may drive you mad. Don’t forget those around you. When talking about work this card in reverse means you are prepared to get to the bottom of something that has been troubling you for a while. The time for reflection is done and you are now ready to act.

This is a tarot spread that focuses on the hermit. I would recommend taking the hermit card out of your deck and meditate on it while thinking of yourself all alone. Then shuffle and pull the cards as you see fit.

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Card 1: This card represents you in solitude, your true self. This is your quietest and most centered self, undistracted and relaxed. Can also represent things that help you to center, or reasons why you find you are not centered.

Cards 2 and 3: These represent your path, where you have been, and which direction you are heading. Which is which? Do you want to be on this path?

Card 4: This is your inner light, your potential, what you can accomplish when you are centered, or that which obscures it, and keeps it from shining.

Thanks for reading today’s post. If you have any thoughts or questions please leave them in the comments. Also, make sure to follow me here and on Twitter to get notifications on when I post. If you like the Crystal Visions Tarot deck that I use you can find it here on amazon for purchase. Crystal Vision Tarot Cards Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.