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Tarot & Witchcraft ~ with author, Amythyst Raine


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Zodiac Signs ~ Today’s Cards for You!

Hello to all my Zodiacs!  The following tarot reads are quick n’ fast one card pulls with a flash of insight. (Kind of like the horoscope briefs you’ll find in the newspaper.)  If you want a longer, in-depth, personal reading You Know Where to Find Me!  I’m using Pagans Way Tarot for these mini-readings, by Anna Franklin.

Aquarius ~ Temperance

Some Aquarians are going to be set free, free from unnecessary strife and worry; from unnecessary responsibility; free from whatever is adding an extra burden to your life through your own unique set of circumstances.  It’s time to find balance in your life.  Those things that disrupt balance will be smoothed out; those things will be eliminated; those things will be solved.  Aquarius, your path will go from bumpy, impaired, and pot-holed, to smooth and unencumbered.

Capricorn ~ 6/Wands

It’s time to win, Capricorn, time to be the victor.  This is your chance to grab the golden ring and taste the sweet taste of successful accomplishment.  If you’ve been working hard towards a specific goal, you will reach this milestone very soon with glorious results.  If you’ve been plodding away at everyday mundane life consistently and responsibly, you’re going to receive an acknowledgment for your efforts, your stamina, and your dedication.

Pisces ~ Knight/Wands

You’re in for some high adventure that’s going to come at you unexpectedly and at a rather fast pace, so hang onto your hats, Pisces!  If this is an individual in your life, or a new connection, you’re going to find their enthusiasm and pace for life rather difficult to keep up with at times.  Since they are the spontaneous “action-before-thought” type of person, you dear Pisces are going to have to be the level-headed one.  However, don’t resist the pull to adventure that this Knight brings; it will pull you out of your rut and bring you new and satisfying experiences.

Aries ~ 3/Swords (reversed)

Dear Aries, you suffer from a broken heart so often, whether it be with a romantic partner, or other keenly felt disappointments in life.  Did you ever wonder if it’s you who’s setting yourself up for these disappointments?  Sometimes you ask too much, and sometimes you accept too little, from other people.  Turn the tables, be decisive (which is difficult for some of you).  You have the ability to turn this around, put this card upright by sticking to your guns and more closely examining motives…both yours as well as someone else’s.

Taurus ~ Strength

The universe has big plans for some of you, and the course that this is taking you on will require strength, stamina, determination, and faith.  Know that you are not alone.  Your spirit guide or animal totems are surrounding you, protecting you, lending you their energy.  You will come through, perhaps not entirely unscathed, but wiser and stronger for the experience.  Embrace what the universe sends you, even when it appears challenging, this is how you’re going to grow, Taurus.

Gemini ~ Ace/Cups

Aces are doorways, Gemini, and the cups leads to relationships, romance, new people, or a very special person in your life.  For single Gemini’s, expect someone new and interesting to cross your path.  Married Gemini’s, you’re going to experience your committed relationship on a new level; you’re going to find yourself in a place that moves to a new and deeper stage mentally, spiritually, and physically; you’re going to feel very grateful for this connection in your life and you’ll be able to see it from a new perspective with new eyes.  Your cup runneth over.

Cancer ~ The Lady

Cancers, Mother Nature and her glorious fertile world are going to make a unique connection with you this year.  Communication is highlighted; coupling; birth; re-birth; and renewal are in the picture, whether this is signifying a physical fertility and the birth of a child, or creative fertility and the birth of new ideas and new projects.  Your world will flourish with abundance, rich and earth-based.

Leo ~ 6/Wands (reversed)

Leo, you may have been on a losing streak lately, but that’s all going to change; you can turn it around.  Examine what’s been causing this string of bad luck:  personal decisions; the individuals you’re connecting with; some other cause unique to your own situation??  Find the rotten apple, the thorn in your side, then get rid of it.  I have a feeling some of you Leo’s will be taken by surprise with this revelation, not all who come to us in the guise of “friend” are sincere and genuine.  And then, you’re also going to have to check on one more possiblity… Is it YOU that’s holding yourself back?

Virgo ~ 9/Pentacles

You’re not quite satisfied, Virgos!  Our life is one long search for happiness and perfection, for contentment and success.  A lot of you Virgos feel that you’re missing the mark, it’s that “almost there” feeling, but something seems to be absent.  It might be your desire for perfectionism that leaves you feeling this way.  You’ve got a great life; you’ve done, been, and experienced about everything you’ve wished; you have all the things other people may envy you for:  a good mate; a good job; the setting that you desire to live in; extra-curricular activities that hum with your energy.  Learn to appreciate where you’re at Right This Moment, enjoy what you’ve attained– stop worrying about acquiring more!

Libra ~ Elder

There’s going to be some new growth and insights for many Libras.  Aha-light-bulb moments are going to be going off creating a spectacular light show with all the Libras out there who will be picking up new knowledge, understanding, and insights.  Wisdom is coming your way, Libra.  Questions will be answered, problems solved, something you may have wondered about for a long time will finally find the light of revelation shining upon it.  Grab this knowledge and run with it…knowledge is power, as the old saying goes.

Scorpio ~ Princess/cups

Messages coming through for Scorpio will be focused on love and relationships.  Some of you Scorpios may find yourself riding off into the sunset, either with a fairy tale happy ending golden glow; or with a let’s get out of here and start over spirit of adventure.  This princess is going to be persistent. Some Scorpios out there are overlooking something wonderful that’s right under their nose.  Look at the options and opportunities around you before you get the wild itch to take off to yonder parts trying to find love, or fulfillment, opportunities, or success.  It’s closer than you think, Scorpio.  (If it were a snake, it would of bit you, as my grandmother would say.)

Sagittarius ~ Justice (reversed)

No, life isn’t always fair, Sagittarius, and this is a fact.  But don’t get so caught up in the injustice of it all that you stop trying, stop fighting, stop stepping up to the plate.  Sometimes life deals us some tricky cards (no pun intended) and we have to face what’s on the table.  Some of you may either find yourself dealing with personal issues that seem unfair, unjust, or just plain cruel; and others will actually find yourself interacting with the legal system, or attorneys, to take care of upcoming issues.  Hang in there, Sagittarius, Lady Justice will triumph in the end.

Things to look into @

The Witch’s Corner  &  The Tarot Parlour

 The featured tarot reading for May is an audio reading titled, “Gypsy’s Magic Spell”, for more info, follow THIS LINK.

May starts off with a fertile glorious bang and Beltaine.  The highlighted energy for May is sexuality and love!  Enhance your visions, and the magick, with an exquisite bath salt charged to bring love into your life ~ “Eternal Love”.  For more info, follow THIS LINK.

With LOVE as our theme, check out voodoo dolls to work and inspire potential mates and the universe, to bring love into your life and open your heart to infinite possibilities.  For more info, follow THIS LINK.

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The magick continues with the themes for The Witch’s Corner magickal body products ~
Love, Cleansing, and Peace of Mind
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Blessings, Amythyst


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Affirmations ~ Time for Reinforcement: Physically, Spiritually, Mentally

The following blog post is an excerpt from my book, The Spiritual Feminist.  This book was a journey.  It was not just a writing process; it was self-therapy, it was revolutionizing new thoughts, it was hindsight recorded for my daughters, it was a journey through my life at so many points…until I suddenly realized that it was a journey through life for so many women with so many common factors, questions, doubts, and fears.

I hope you enjoy; and I hope there’s something here worth taking with you ~

Affirmations:

The Physical Aspect
This is my body…No one shall touch this body without my express permission. No one shall impose upon my body a physical action, intention, criteria, procedure, or judgment, that I have not expressly approved. This is my body, created by the Mother Goddess in all the glory of her likeness. Whether this body be large or small, fit or weak; whether this body align with the cultural views and norms of my society or not: My body is beautiful and will be respected as such.

Questions for Introspection
The Physical
1. What is my best feature?
2. What are two things about my body I’d like to change?
3. What would I have to do to make these changes?
4. Realistically, would it be possible for me to do this, and if I could successfully make these changes, who would I be making them for?
5. Am I able to accept my physical body in it’s beautiful natural state; am I able to embrace myself as I am?
6. Is my body healthy?
7. If not, what are my health issues?
8. What do I need to do in order to correct these issues, or just generally improve my health, strength, and endurance?
9. List three things you know are not healthy for you but you do anyway.
10. List three things you do for yourself that contribute to your physcial well-being.
11. What do I love most about my body?

The Spiritual Aspect
I will connect with the universe through the Divine Feminine, and through that connection with my ancestors and the root of all that is me…For centuries the Divine Feminine has been ripped from the heart and soul of womanhood, shrouded in stories of evil encompassing snakes and apples, betrayal and guilt. Womanhood needs to wrestle its freedom from this lie, to regain its strength and equilibrium through the power of the Mother Goddess.

Through the youthful exuberance of the Maiden, the fertility of the Mother, and the wisdom of the Crone, we have to pass on to our daughters the beauty of the feminine mystique, impressing upon them the reverence and respect that is its due. While the world still revolves around the decisions of men, it is women who harvest its bounty through their children, their art, their writing, their dreams, and their strong sense of nurturing. It is woman who builds up; and through her spirituality and connection with the Goddess, woman can repair the damage of previous generations, building new futures and opportunities for her children.

With our strong and renewed sense of connection to the Feminine Divine, the most important thing we can do is to impart upon our fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons the strength, beauty, wisdom, and power of womanhood at its most pure. We can lead them back to the Goddess, who is, after all, their Mother too.

Questions for Introspection
The Spiritual
1. Do I feel a strong connection with Feminine Divinity?
2. How has the Goddess touched my life?
3. Do I feel free to embrace Goddess Spirituality openly?
4. If not, what are the obtacles to doing so?
5. Realistically, can these obstacles be overcome?
6. What do I do each day to connect with Spirit?
7. How has my connection to the Goddess and my spiritual practices enhanced my daily life?
8. List three things that you think impede your spiritual growth.
9. List three things that have inspired you during your life.
10. What do you love most about your spirituality right now?
11. Is there a woman you know who would benefit by learning about the Mother Goddess?

The Mental Aspect
I will not allow other people’s opinions to form the image I carry of myself…Whether these opinions are formed and passed on to me by friends, family, or foe. If these opinions are filled with negativity, if these opinions are laced with jealousy, spite, judgmental prejudice, ambiguity, cruelty, or ignorance, I will disregard these opinions. These opinions will be shed as a snake sheds its skin, leaving renewed vitality and beauty beneath, exposing my true nature, in tune with the Goddess and a healthy ego.

Questions for Introspection
The Mental
1. Do I expect too much of myself?
2. Do I feel like I have to be responsible for everyone?
3. Is there a lot of stress in your life right now?
4. If so, what are the main causes of this stress?
5. Realistically, can the circumstances or people causing this stress be resolved or dismissed from your life?
6. If so, what steps must you take to correct the issue?
7. Do you give yourself time to daydream?
8. When you are sad, what makes you happy?
9. What makes you laugh?
10. What makes you cry?
11. What are you afraid of?
12. Do you have someone in your life with whom you can share your deepest thoughts?

The Source for this blogpost is ~

THE SPIRITUAL FEMINIST

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Updates from THE WITCH’S CORNER!

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Featured Tarot Reading for April ~
 Desires & Fears
1. this is where you came from
2. this is where you are going
3. this is what is difficult for you
4. this is what makes sense
5. this is your ultimate goal
 Audio Reading
Desires & Fears
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 THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog today!  I hope you take away something special from your visit.  This is my “sacred space”, so to speak, my private journal; my therapist; and my joy.  It’s taken years to build, and it is as treasured as if it were a tattered leather-bound keepsake full of secrets and revelations.
 Blessings, Amythyst


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Featured Tarot Reading for April

I can’t believe we’ve worked our way through March already!  There’s a beautiful bush in my backyard that testifies to this.  It blossomed full out this year before it had one green leaf on it, and it’s still in this state.  As April comes along and Spring is well on it’s way, it’s time to take a look at our lives and figure out what it is exactly that we want, and what may be holding us back from attaining it, and this includes our own fears.  Some of our fears and doubts may be sub-conscious.  We often don’t even realize that it’s us holding ourselves back.  This is where a tarot reading will be helpful and often revealing, allowing us to get a step up and get us back on track.

This is the perfect tarot spread to do just that ~

Desires & Fears

1. this is where you came from

2. this is where you are going

3. this is what is difficult for you

4. this is what makes sense

5. this is your ultimate goal

Audio Reading
Desires & Fears
$15.00

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http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com/p/featured-readingt.html

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Live In-House Tarot Readings Coming Up!

FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST, 3-7pm ~
I’ll be giving Tarot Readings at Next Millennium (3141 N 93rd St) in Omaha. The readings are $20.00 for 15 minutes. The shop closes at 7pm, so I won’t start a reading after 6:45. Be there early and SIGN UP for your spot! What’s in the cards for You?

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