Your Daily Tarot Cards & a Book Update

I’ve been busy working on the second new book for this year. April will be intense, and May will see it through to the home stretch. We’re tentatively looking at June and September as book release months. While I’ve been caught up in the birth pangs of a book, I have still kept tarot readings open and available at The Tarot Parlour. This year is creatively very exciting albeit very stressful for other apparent and sad reasons.

I don’t remember the last time I picked up a deck of tarot cards, and so today I gave in to the overwhelming inclination to do so. Here’s your daily tarot cards for today all gathered into one spot for you… click HERE

Bright blessings, and stay safe!!

Mojo ~ On the Naughty Side

Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way 

From the curling tendrils of fog crawling through a dark swamp on a hot night, to the seedy candle-lit backroom of a smoky hoodoo shop filled with exotic curios: poppets (dollies); bags and intentions; pins and herbs; images; talismans; amulets; curses and blessings; cemetery dirt; snake sheds; oils, potions, powders; shadowy figures; and legendary tales– it all adds up to Mojo.


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Setting Energetic Boundaries

  1. How I can separate myself from other people’s energy.
  • 9/swords; 5/wands; Queen of cups

Get a grip on your emotions.Avoid confrontation.Learn how to chill.
The easiest way to keep yourself separated from other people’s problematic energy is to stay away from those people.  It isn’t always easy to cut people from your life, but there are particular situations that warrant this when you’re looking out for your own welfare, such as friends or family that are actually enemies in disguise; ex-partners that want to keep a connection going, a connection that makes moving forward and beginning something new difficult or impossible; or co-workers that are either subconsciously causing unnecessary stress, or co-workers that are deliberately trying to poke the bear.  These are but a few types of people and energies that you have to learn to separate yourself from to sustain a comfortable and happy existence in your life, and some of these people will be easier to cut than others.

Petty confrontation, bickering, constantly have to feel on guard, or feeling the need to defend yourself can all lead to an absorption of negative energy.  Find ways to remove yourself from conversation, situations, or groups of people that lean toward petty bickering or other negative exchanges.  Learn to walk away.  There’s an unexpected perk in being able to do this.  You’ll discover that this puts you in  a position to view an individual or situation from a unique perspective, where you may find answers or solutions.

For very sensitive, and even empathic individuals, there are ways to protect yourself from negative energy and negative people.  Magickally speaking, here are just a few suggestions:  smudge yourself and your living space often; take salt baths with a pinch of rosemary and lavender added to the water; burn white candles; leave small bowls of sea salt sit in each room of your home; carry a mojo bag filled with sea salt, a clear quartz crystal, as well as an ample pinch of sage, rosemary, and hyssop; burn sandalwood incense on a daily basis.  Any, or all of these magickal band-aids will help you to separate yourself from the negative energies that come with difficult, high-strung, or co-dependent individuals.

  1. Something I can do in the moment to top absorbing unwanted emotions.
  2. How I can remain grounded in my own energy.
  3. Something to remember when I want to set energetic boundaries.
  4. How I can use my energy sensitivity to help myself & others.

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Love Reading ~ video

LOVE Reading ~ Is your instinct trying to warn you about this connection? Is your new love interest really free to begin a new relationship, or is he still entangled in a past relationship? If you’d like me to continue this reading for you personally, go to The Tarot Parlour and use the menu at the top of this page to purchase a reading.

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The Witch’s Corner ~ Update

UPdate: I finished the final draft for my new book, and I’m ready to resume making magickal merchandise @ The Witch’s Corner. You’ll find the following pages up and running…

Items for Protection ~
https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/p/spells-for-protection.html

Items for Health ~
https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/p/spells-for-health.html

Items for Money ~
https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/p/spells-for-money.html

Items for Love ~
https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/p/spells-for-love.html

Your Ultimate Tarot Guide…

The Ultimate Tarot Guide ~ For Your Personal Tarot Journey… it’s about so much more than the cards.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1790491517/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4

(EXCERPT)

The Planets

When I first began my own tarot journey, the one thing that I was most struck by was the inter-connectedness of everything. I was amazed to discover that it all works together, all of it, and it’s all tied to the cards: the energies of the planets, of colors, and herbs, and crystals, even to the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and zodiac signs. This realization was an eye-opening “aha” moment.

Below you’ll find the basic energies and correspondences for the planets. You should know, and some of you will realize, that these correspondences not only relate to the tarot, they also relate to a variety of pagan spiritual paths and are incorporated into the practices of many of us.

I wanted this book and the information contained here to specifically focus on tarot, and I even toyed with the idea of paring these sections down and trying to keep them solely focused on the cards. I soon realized this was folly. Certain connections exist and cannot be denied without diminishing their energy and their power.

Sun

The Sun is filled with healing and hope, warmth and the promise of growth. It’s imbued with masculine energy and is closely connected to the god.

As it pertains to tarot ~ for clients male issues often come to the forefront, their health, happiness, fulfillment, optimism for the future. But it’s energy is also all encompassing for everyone. You’ll find an abundance of strength, unwavering support, and ridiculous amounts of in-your-face positive energy. The future can only be looking up, and if healing is needed in some aspect of your life, you’ll know it’s coming up with the Sun.

Day of the Week: Sunday

Color: yellow, gold

Herbs: angelica, bay, carnation, cedar, chamomile, eyebright, frankincense, ginseng, goldenseal, juniper, marigold mistletoe, peony pineapple, rosemary, St. John’s Wort, sandalwood, sunflower, tea, witch hazel

Stones: amber, carnelian, diamond, sunstone, tiger’s-eye, topaz (yellow)

Element: Fire

Energies: magick for the god, male health issues, passion, healing, spiritual connection, transformation, relationship issues

Moon

The Moon embodies the pagan goddess in paramount magical waves of silver energy. All three aspects of her, maiden, mother, and crone.

As it pertains to tarot ~ All feminine aspects rise to the surface. Women’s issues become relevant and the focus is on health, embracing natural gifts, healing, and expanding our energy and magick to the universe and beyond. Femininity becomes divine. But there is another side to this planet, the dark side. Deception and hidden motives will be revealed. Shadows will be illuminated, warnings given, gray areas of life highlighted. In this aspect, the Moon becomes a friendly enemy. As a look out or scout, the Moon will give a warning cry.

Day of the week: Monday

Color: silver, blue, gray

Herbs: bladderwrack, calamus, camellia, clematis, club moss, dulse, gardenia, grape, passion flower, jasmine, lily, lotus, moonflower, moonwort, myrrh, poppy, sandalwood, willow

Stones: aquamarine, chalcedony moonstone, mother-of-pearl, sapphire, quartz (clear)

Element: Water

Energies: magick for the goddess, healing, visions, dreams, intuition, divination, clairvoyance, women’s issues, motherhood, fertility

Earth

The Earth embodies our connection to the physical plane and embraces our materialistic existence.

As it pertains to tarot ~ Sometimes this planet’s energy is a much needed anchor, grounding or re-grounding us to reality, to our bodies and the life lessons we learn from it, to the energy of other living things around us, whether plant or animal. The Earth helps us to retain a connection with our ancestors, our traditions, and our lineage with humanity.

Day of the week: all seven

Colors: green, brown

Herbs: barley, beet, corn, cotton, fern, honeysuckle, mugwort, oats, oleander, patchouli, potato, primrose, rhubarb, tulip, turnip, vervain, wheat

Stones: agate (green), agate (moss), coal, emerald, hematite, jasper (brown), jasper (green), malachite, Peridot, salt, tourmaline (black), tourmaline (green)

Element: all four

Energies: grounding, healing your inner self, connecting with ancestors, fertility, expansion, overcoming impossible odds, durability

Mars

Mars embodies the spirit of the warrior and pushes us with a merciless shove forward to stand our ground and fight our battles.

As it pertains to tarot ~ Mars commands us to be strong, relentlessly thrusting the sword and spear in our shaky uncertain hands, forcing us to take a stand, face an enemy, make a point. It shines brilliance and shameless illumination on the-principle-of-the-thing. The energy of this planet demands that we dig deep and discover within ourselves integrity and potential.

Day of the week: Tuesday

Color: orange

Herbs: allspice, basil, blood root, cactus, chili pepper, dragon’s blood, garlic, ginger, holly, horseradish, mustard, nettle, onion, pepper, pine, radish, snapdragon, thistle, tobacco, wormwood

Stones: bloodstone, garnet, jasper (red), ruby, tourmaline (red)

Element: Fire

Energies: defensive magick, regaining lost territory, assertion, resolving disagreement, successfully handling disruption, goals

Mercury

Mercury connects us to the magic of communication and ethereal creativity.

As it pertains to tarot ~ This planet salvages lost ideas, unspoken thoughts, and words ripped from our lips by the winds of uncertainty and hesitation. Mercury has the ability to reconnect us with loved ones, ideas, and most importantly, it reconnects us to ourselves. This planet highlights and plugs into the inter-connectedness of the human psyche.

Day of the week: Wednesday

Color: silver, yellow

Herbs: almond, bracken, caraway, clover, dill, fennel, flax, lavender, lemongrass, mandrake, marjoram, mint, papyrus, parley, pistachio, senna, slippery elm, wax plant

Stones: agate, jasper (mottled), citrine, topaz (yellow), amber

Element: Air

Energies: creativity– writing, painting, sculpting, music, etc.; creativity, mental issues, learning energy, summoning spirits

Jupiter

Jupiter is all about expansion and growth, making more of something, or making it bigger.

As it pertains to tarot ~ Jupiter likes to speed up the process. This planet is all about developing and building on your ideas, your plan, your potential. It’s bigger-than-life energy will take us beyond our modest dreams, and ideas, and visions, elevating us and our efforts to new planes of success and growth. Things are going to happen when this planet is involved, and they usually happen in a big way.

Day of the week: Thursday

Color: purple

Herbs: anise, borage, cinquefoil, clove, dandelion, dill, fig, honeysuckle, hyssop, liverwort, maple, meadowsweet, mint, nutmeg, patchouli, sage, star anise

Stones: aventurine, amethyst, mystic topaz, jasper (brown), peridot, malachite, tourmaline (green)

Element: Earth

Energies: magick for expansion and growth, money and legal issues, employment, abundance, material opportunities

Venus

Venus embodies love, healthy sexuality, romance, physical beauty, and the love of beautiful things in our lives, whether it be our surroundings, or the things we fill this space with.

As it pertains to tarot ~ Venus is all our fairy tales and dreams come to life, with a healthy dose of reality thrown in. Hopeless romantics will never give up on finding the perfect mate, and this planet will make sure this pursuit will have a promising, if not perfect, ending. We chase physical beauty the same way we chase love, and Venus will address this timeless pursuit as well, often redefining this attribute for us.

Day of the week: Friday

Color: pink, green

Herbs: African violet, apple, apricot, aster, barley, birch, bleeding heart, cardamom, catnip, columbine, crocus, cyclamen, foxglove, geranium, goldenrod, heather, hibiscus, hyacinth, iris, larkspur, lilac, magnolia, willow

Stones: blue lace agate, moonstone, selenite, crystal quartz, chalcedony, rose quartz

Element: Water

Energies: magick for love and romance, sex, lust, passion, fidelity, beauty, resolving relationship issues, friendship

Saturn

Saturn is full of dark and sometimes dangerous energy, and this is the very energy we have to be brave enough to utilize if life calls us to it.

As it pertains to tarot ~ The sweet taste of revenge often cloys in our mouth when this planet appears. The very idea makes many of us uncomfortable, some of us still enveloped in archaic and conservative modes of consciousness. But from the black depths of the universe, as well as the murky corners of our minds, we realize that there is a time and a place and a reason for Saturn’s darkness. Hopefully not all of us will have need of it, but do not fear it, and do not flinch from it, should it come up in your life.

Day of the week: Saturday

Color: black

Herbs: amaranth, beet, belladonna, boneset, comfrey, fumitory, hellebore, hemlock, hemp, ivy, knot weed, mimosa, morning glory, mullein, quince, skullcap, slippery elm, tamarisk, wolf’s bane

Stones: jet, onyx, apache tear, obsidian, tourmaline (black), coal, hematite

Element: Earth, Fire

Energies: protection, hexing/cursing, retribution, dark magick, revealing truth

Neptune

Neptune hangs on tenaciously to reality for dear life, constantly bombarded by delusions and addictions.

As it pertains to tarot ~ The dark side is dangerously close to the surface when Neptune appears. It can encompass the diffused hazy world of drug addiction and mental illness. The energy of Neptune, if broken like a wild horse, tamed, and put to good use, can be a startling illumination of incredible awe inspiring intuition and insight. There’s a very thin line between genius and insanity. Neptune takes us there.

Day of the week ~ Thursday

Colors ~ green, blue, lavender

Herbs ~ bulrush, lobelia, morning glory, night-blooming jasmine, pine, reed, reed canary grass, water lily

Stones ~ coral, aquamarine, platinum, neptunium

Element ~ Water

Energies ~ dissolving boundaries, expanding upon ideas, changing established rules, intuition, idealism, sacrifice, glamour, illusion, evolution and decay

Uranus

Uranus digs it’s stubborn heels into the soul of the individualist, celebrating eccentricity and rebellion.

As it pertains to tarot~ This planet lets us know that we’re in up to our necks if we’re dealing with its energy. Getting anything done, like convincing the hoards that we have a good idea, or progressing at any acceptable rate with whatever we’re plunging into, is going to be a long difficult painful process. The energy of Uranus is maddening in it’s inability to compromise. It’s cursed with the ability to turn a blind eye, to avoid conflict at any cost, or to avoid assertion on every level. The lazy-ass energy of Uranus will lay, inert, at our feet.

Day of the week ~ Tuesday, Saturday

Colors ~ red

Herbs ~ hot herbs: cayenne pepper, jalapenos; blood root; hemlock; belladonna

Stones ~ red stones: jasper, garnet, ruby

Element ~ Fire

Energies ~ originality, eccentricity, sensuality, perversions, daring, idealism, conflict

Pluto

Pluto comes streaking in with incredible force to destroy everything in its path. Everything in it’s wake seems to be touched by its terrible energy. We stand amidst ground zero, and we wail, we moan, we beat our chest, only to open our eyes and look around in profound wonder and amazement. All the crap is gone. The slate is clean. We can begin again.

As it pertains to tarot ~ This planet has much the same effect on us and our lives as the major arcana card The Tower. They share much of the same destructive and disruptive tendencies. However, Pluto is more discernible. It’s more apt to leave what we need and wipe out what was getting in our way.

Day of the week ~ Saturday

Colors ~ black

Herbs ~ angelica, black snake root, cinnamon, clove, dill, dragon’s blood, mustard, onion, shallot, thistle, peppermint, tobacco, wormwood

Stones ~ black stones: onyx, hematite, obsidian

Element ~ Fire

Energies ~ destruction, renewal, enlightenment, research, clearing, burning off, polar opposites, criminals, inspirational gurus

BOOKS BY AMYTHYST RAINE @ AMAZON

Signs He’s a Keeper ~ Yeppa’

Some people find their true love and life-time partner right off the bat and spend the next five to seven decades in harmonious coupledom.  But there are others of us who will spend a life time searching for “The One”.  And during this arduous, often tempestuous, and discouraging search, we will run into people and relationships that we thought were the right one, only to recognize a mistake, often well after it’s been made.

When you finally hit the jack pot at the end of the proverbial rainbow, and your One True Love, aka Prince Charming, comes along.  You need to recognize him.  You need to acknowledge him.  You need to appreciate him.  And you need to Keep Him!

Good luck, Ladies!… I hope you are as fortunate as I am.

Continue reading…

https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2020/02/signs-hes-keeper-yeppa.html

Your Ex ~ Signs They Are Over You

With February’s energy and Valentine’s Day euphoria still lingering, I’ve been pouring over relationship posts in the land of Google.  There were some doozys about boyfriends and husbands sending their ex-wives Valentine’s Day gifts, or making secret Valentine’s Day phone calls, and the reaction from most relationship experts was pretty predictable for this scenario.  Basically, it was:  “What the the hell are you doing?”  Needless to say, the reactions of the new girlfriends or wives over this newly exposed revelation was pretty expected.  They were devastated.

Throughout most of these articles, one thing became really clear:  a boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, or a husband’s ex-wife, is not going to go away UNTIL THEY TELL THEM TO.  And if a boyfriend or husband is shielding and protecting inappropriate or compromising communication with their ex, keeping it a secret from their present partner or wife, there can only be disaster ahead.  Nothing in this modern world of technology is going to stay secret forever, and when the secret is out, it will hit the fan.  If boyfriends and husbands are happy with their new partners, they better appreciate what they have and put all their effort and energy into protecting what they have… or they might lose it.

On to the article I chose for today.  Let’s look at it from a new perspective, through the eyes of The Ex.  How do you know when you’re beating a dead horse?  Read the article below for some insights.

Continue reading… https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2020/02/your-ex-signs-they-are-over-you.html

Is There a Plausible Explanation?

Originally posted on August 2011, when my then teen-age daughter purchased her first car.

My daughter recently bought a new car. The price she had to pay for the car was $1800.00. She went to her bank and asked the cashier for this amount in a cashier’s check, which the lady immediately made out and my daughter cashed on the spot in order to pay this man in cash. The cashier counted out the money into my daughter’s hand.

My daughter immediately took this money to the car dealer and paid him for the car, counting out $1800.00 cash to this man. Three people witnessed this event: my daughter, the car dealer, and my daughter’s friend Anna. The dealer handed over the keys to the new car, and the deal was done.

Several days later, my daughter gets her bank statements in the mail. It was off. It was off by $1000.00 in her favor. She had one thousand dollars more in her account than she should have had. Looking at the statement, we saw that the cashier’s check which was written out to pay for the car was made out as $800.00, not $1800.00.

We went to the bank today to straighten out this error. The bank employee was extremely puzzled and, quite frankly, a little more than amazed.

The facts were ~

  • 1. The cashier’s check was, indeed, made out for $800.00 instead of $1800.00. We assumed that the cashier, chatting away with my daughter, had made a mistake in writing out the amount on the check, but she had obviously counted out the right amount of cash into my daughter’s hand.
  • 2. The cashier’s till-box count and records for that day would have shown an error if she had written a cashier’s check for $800.00, and then handed out $1800.00 in cash. However, the cashier’s till-box count and records for that day were all correct– showing that an $800.00 check had been written, and $800.00 had been given to the recipient (my daughter).
  • 3. My daughter swore that the cashier had counted out $1800.00 into her hand, and then she had immediately recounted it in front of the lady. However, when the bank reviewed the video tape of this transaction, it was evident that the cashier had only counted out $800.00.

No one knows what to think, and no one has a logical explanation for what happened. What makes it so odd is that my daughter obviously had the correct amount on her for the car ($1800.00), because the car dealer would not have handed the car over to her if she had not paid the correct amount.

So, where did the $1000.00 come from?
The bank employee’s explanation…Money Fairies.

The 7’s ~ to tend, to steal, to defend, to decide

The 7’s ~ to tend, to steal, to defend, to decide… new blog post on the Minor Arcana

https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-7s-to-tend-to-steal-to-defend-to.html

#tarot #minorarcana #intuitivereading #thetarotparlour #amythystraine #theultimatetarotguide #tarotbooks

The Three’s ~ To Work, To Suffer, To Compromise, To Celebrate

The Three’s ~ To Work, To Suffer, To Compromise, To Celebrate …new blog post: 

https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-threes-to-work-to-suffer-to.html

 #tarot #thetarotparlour #theultimatetarotguide #tarotbook #divination #psychicreadings #intuitivereadings #amythystraine

Second Time Around ~ Should You Remarry Your Ex

Relationship Post @ Every Cat Has a Tale…

EXCERPT:

While the reasons for getting remarried vary from couple to couple, many people realize after the anger and frustration dissipate that they actually miss their former spouse, especially if they were married for any length of time. Then, they start to wonder what they could have done differently, or if the marriage could have been salvaged. Some people even wonder if they made a mistake.

Here are some other possible reasons divorced couples consider remarrying one another.

  • Realize single life is unsatisfying and difficult
  • Recognize they divorced impulsively or for stupid reasons
  • Realize they’re still in love with their ex
  • Experience some personal growth that led them back to the relationship
  • Miss the familiarity they had with their ex
  • Forgive and/or forget the things their ex did wrong
  • Maintain a positive relationship with their ex

CONTINUE READING…

https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2020/02/second-time-around-should-you-remarry.html

Rituals: Release the Ex (or beat them off with a stick)

#theex #dumptheex #thegirlfriendandtheex #deadweight #gottachoose #theexfromhell #intrusiveex #emotionallyneedyex #whoisshekidding

I am in the throws of writing very difficult rituals for THE BOOK today, and the most difficult one deals with a ritual to “Release an Old Friend or Lover”... (to continue reading, follow the link)

https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2020/01/rituals-releasing-ex-or-beating-them.html

This is a relationship reading @ Every Cat Has a Tale, warning, totally completely honest in a brutal way. It’s about time.