Magickal Connections

Tarot & Witchcraft ~ with author, Amythyst Raine


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“You’re Doing it Wrong” ~ How do you respond?

A gentleman once handed me a citrine stone, telling me that it would ground me, calm me down, make the atmosphere feel more settled.  I stood in open-mouthed disbelief as he plopped a beautiful polished citrine crystal in the palm of my hand.  I wasn’t so surprised at his concern or his kindness, I was more in disbelief over his choice of a stone.  For me, citrine is not something that has any of the properties that it was being praised for.  I mostly use citrine to enhance my psychic abilities.  If I want a stone that’s going to calm me down, I use rose quartz or blue lace agate.  If I wanted a stone to ground me, I’d use smokey quart or hematite.

I opened my mouth automatically, ready to correct him, but in a split second, thankfully before any speech left my mouth, I thought better.  This man was obviously talking from his own experience, and if he found citrine to be calming and relaxing, who the hell was I to tell him otherwise.

How often have we been told that we’re doing something “wrong”?  How often have we told someone else that they’re doing something “wrong”?

Whether we’re talking about stones and crystals, magickal oils, spells and rituals, reading the cards, or any other magickal undertaking or creation, it’s just like telling a cook in their own kitchen that they’re cooking “Wrong”.  Who has a right to do that?  And if we’ve never done something the way another individual does, how do we know that it doesn’t work?  Maybe it wouldn’t work for us, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work for them.

Where does this attitude come from in the pagan world?  Is it a hold-over from mainstream backgrounds that most of us have, the Judeo-Christian world of rules and regulations, do’s and don’ts?

  • Maybe a lot of us are subconciously still trying to fit our old relgion into the new one, especially those of us who might be fairly new to the pagan path.
  • We need to realize that not all pagans are alike, and all the correspondences we read and absorb from the multitude of pagan authors out there are not written in stone.  You have to find what works for YOU, whether it works for someone else or not.
  • Stop ignoring your own instincts and that little voice in your head.  You KNOW when you’re doing something right and you KNOW when you’re not.  Experiment.  Go with your gut feeling.  And then bask in your own unique individual magickal and spiritual successes.
  • Does the cat have your tongue?  When someone is spiritually bullying you into doing something the way they do, whether it’s using particular ingredients for something, or stones, or crystals, or looking at a certain tarot card in their way… Speak Up!  Be firm if you have to.  Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion and stick to your guns!
  • Stop automatically accepting the information you’re reading in all the books and websites out there and start doing some experimenting on your own.  Nothing bad is going to happen.  You’re not really going to turn your neighbor into a frog, or cause the world to stop spinning.  People who warn you against your own individualistic spiritual practices are either insecure themselves and afraid to peer outside the box, or they like the feeling of superiority it’s giving them when they tell you how something should be done.

The next time someone has the ballsy audacity to tell you you’re doing it wrong, how are you going to respond?

 

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Zodiac Tarot Insights ~ May 2018!

These are general readings for an energy, not an individual. If you’d like a personal reading with me, geared specifically to you, book a reading at, The Tarot Parlour ~ http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine…

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The Miracle of the Cards

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“How can I explain to the new tarot enthusiast the connection between the water on the six of swords and the woman sitting before me who lost a small child by drowning decades ago?  What miracle allows the human mind to be inspired to see a vision of this event triggered only from the image on a small paper card?  Personal interpretation– Intuitive Reading– will be your key to successfully reading the tarot.”

From “Tarot: A Witch’s Journey”

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UPDated ~ Free Reading/Pick-a-Card

Today’s Free Reading: Pick a Card

Today’s deck: PAGANS WAY TAROT

by Anna Franklin

Here’s your choices for today’s cards, posted on

10-25-2017

Your FREE Pick-a-Card video is below, with Time Stamps. Either choose one card to catch your destiny, or listen to all three cards for a more in-depth reading. It’s up to you! I do have to say that I’m amazed some months how all three cards seem to come together with a story of their own.

Have Fun, and Enjoy!

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Here are your card choices, with their Time Stamps:

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Paranormal Monday ~ Black-Eyed Children & Shadow People

I’ve been finding and watching Youtube videos on both Black-eyed Children and Shadow People, and let me warn you if you’re easily spooked, watching these videos (or listening to these podcasts) when you’re home alone on a dark and stormy night (or any night) might leave you more than a little uneasy.  But it’s fascinating.  For anyone who’s never heard of either one of these paranormal phenomena, in a nutshell, here’s what they are ~

Black-Eyed Children…(sometimes called Bek) are young people, often children, with eyes that are solid black with no differentiation between sclera, pupil, or iris, and are occasionally reported to have blue or bluish tinted skin like that of a corpse. Those who report encounters with them often feel that the children were somehow supernatural and extremely dangerous though they could not explain why.

Often they can be seen playing games and singing the nursery songs Old Man Long Legs or He Jumped into a Bramble Bush.

They are usually near abandoned or deserted areas. Sometimes, the reports talk of them appearing at one’s doorstep- usually alone or in a pair. They appear to be unusually confident, yet shy children who avoid your gaze and look down, hiding their eyes, but speaking with an eloquence far beyond their apparent age.

[Source:  http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Black-Eyed_People ]

Shadow people appear just as their name describes them, as faceless human shadow forms.

Some common features of shadow people are:

  • A shape that is generally male in appearance
  • They are aware of us and react to our observing them
  • The typical shadow person is tall, ranging from about 6′ to 7′
  • Very often they seem to be wrapped in a cloak or large old fashioned cloak
  • Hats are not uncommon
  • Their appearance has depth to it, unlike a shadow cast on a wall that is flat
  • Quite typically they have no visible eyes, but some will have glowing red eyes
  • Shadow people are rarely reported to have spoken or tried to communicate
  • Physical objects seem to not matter to them and they can walk through walls
  • Can have a demonic shape and demeanor

[Source:  https://pararational.com/types-of-shadow-people/ ]

If you love creepy fascinating paranormal phenomena, I’m betting you’re still with me after reading the definitions of these etheric mysterious creatures.  Now the fun stuff.  I’m posting some of the videos that I’ve been watching, and the two I’m posting here today are radio podcasts with Art Bell.  I’d love to hear YOUR perspective on these topics!  Feel free to leave comments below.  Have you had a personal experience with either one of these entities?  Do you have a theory about what they are?

Enjoy!… And keep the lights on. 🙂

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