The Tarot Parlour ~
The Tarot Parlour ~
The Tarot Parlour ~
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 ~
Items for Health ~
Items for Money ~
Items for Love ~
The Ultimate Tarot Guide ~ For Your Personal Tarot Journey… it’s about so much more than the cards.
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.
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)
Energies: magick for the god, male health issues, passion, healing, spiritual connection, transformation, relationship issues
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)
Energies: magick for the goddess, healing, visions, dreams, intuition, divination, clairvoyance, women’s issues, motherhood, fertility
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 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
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)
Energies: defensive magick, regaining lost territory, assertion, resolving disagreement, successfully handling disruption, goals
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
Energies: creativity– writing, painting, sculpting, music, etc.; creativity, mental issues, learning energy, summoning spirits
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
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)
Energies: magick for expansion and growth, money and legal issues, employment, abundance, material opportunities
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
Energies: magick for love and romance, sex, lust, passion, fidelity, beauty, resolving relationship issues, friendship
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
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 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 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 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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
New relationship post @ Every Cat Has a Tale ~
10 Ways to Tell He’s Lying ~ new post @ Every Cat Has a Tale
#relationships #couples #communication #deceit #deception #dishonesty
The 7’s ~ to tend, to steal, to defend, to decide… new blog post on the Minor Arcana
#tarot #minorarcana #intuitivereading #thetarotparlour #amythystraine #theultimatetarotguide #tarotbooks
Relationship Post @ Every Cat Has a Tale…
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.
#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)
Life Readings ~
A Personal Question; Love Me Tender; Road to Success; Fork in the Road…
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The Spiritual Feminist by Amythyst Raine helps connect us to the Goddesses and shows us how to invoke their energy. We are introduced to forty-five Goddesses and shown ways to embrace each one through charities and other causes. We are also given a correspondence of herbs, animals, colors, and planetary influences. We are shown a woman’s life through the elements. We are also shown the Goddess in tarot and also the wisdom of wise-women. We are given correspondences for working rituals and magick. This book is filled with wisdom about the Goddesses and women and their connection to her. I would recommend this book to any woman who wants to get in touch with the Goddess and learn more about herself as a woman. ~ Lovetoread
There is much wisdom and enchantment to be found in The Spiritual Feminist. The amount of information revealed will be welcomed by anyone wanting to travel along the Goddess Path. Amythyst Raine-Hatayama has poured her heart and soul into this charming book and I hope to read more from this wisdom-filled author. I sense this will make a remarkable companion book to Naming the Goddess and many other volumes on Goddess Spirituality. ~ Vivienne Moss
I recommend this book to women everywhere who desire to get more in touch with their femininity and power or who feel estranged from the world of women for whatever reason. I am so glad that Goddess is back and that she is such a rollicking powerhouse! ~ Landis Vance, spiritmountainwilds.com
“An overview of the woman/Goddess life through the seasons encourages us to find the Goddess within via poetically described rituals and energy work. There are also quite a few recipes to try from the author’s kitchen!… All in all, this is a very good informative read.” ~ Maja Todorovic at Eternal Haunted Summer, http://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/summer-solstice-2015/the-spiritual-feminist/
Part devotional, part grimoire and part empowerment manual, The Spiritual Feminist offers readers her-stories, anecdotes and correspondences for dozens of goddesses. A wise, accessible and often irreverent guide, author Amythyst Raine-Hatayama reveals the Goddess in us all, showing women of all ages how to honor, embody and invoke Her many facets. Once I began reading The Spiritual Feminist, I couldn’t stop. The feeling of understanding, and being understood, forged an intimate connection to the Goddess—riveting me to the page—stirring spiritual yearnings and opening new ways of seeing Her…almost as if for the first time. ~ Janet Boyer, Amazon.com Hall of Fame Reviewer, PaganSquare Sacred Symbols blogger and author of Back in Time Tarot, Naked Tarot and other titles
I’m not sure if you know or not but in September I had a heart attack and open heart surgery, and with the recovery process, I became a little depressed. Your book came to me at the perfect time, because reading it really lifted my spirits and gave me back my womanhood. The Information on the Goddesses of different belief systems is very interesting, and the personal life experiences, with the added touch of your “Craft”, makes this book very inspiring for women. ~ Melita Kim Foster-Yates Truitt (Mystikal Melita) owner of Witchy Wisdom Network, witchywisdom.ning.com
This is another post on Relationship Issues @ Every Cat Has a Tale ~
Tarot: A Witch’s Journey
Follow author, Amythyst Raine, through the realm of Tarot, uncovering life’s mysteries along the way. Explore esoteric connections through the cards with astrology, numerology, and the Kabbalah. Delve into criminal cases explored intimately through the intricacies of the tarot and intuitive reading. Connect with and experience the human psyche through the court cards. Discover tarot’s power within the magick of the occult world. Begin your journey through the realm of Tarot today.
I recently had an individual inquiring about my Candle Altar Services. It was pretty much the usual type of email that I get… relationship issues, unhappiness, not knowing what to do, desperate to find something that would help them with their situation. This person was interested in purchasing a candle vigil and had some questions, like which candle to choose — which stumped me, because the only options at this page are a one candle vigil and a three candle vigil.
I told this person that the difference between these options were the fact that, with the three candle vigil, I could burn more than one candle for different intentions, which would include different colors, different herbs, different oils, etc. I explained that the issues involved in some of life’s circumstances are a bit complex. And I choose the candles.
They appreciated my quick response, and came back with this question:
Do they (candle vigils) really work?
Since I haven’t heard back from this individual, I can only assume that they wanted some sort of guarantee. Spirit doesn’t work that way.
I recently received a book proposal and have accepted it. I’ll begin work on Book #7 this Monday. This will be my main focus for the next few weeks and months to meet deadlines. If I’m scarce, it means I’m busy.
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly ~ No matter how neutral, or how problematic, a relationship has been with a mother-in-law, when I sat down and thought about it, I realized that I learned invaluable lessons from each of these women. I also got an intriguing view of women with different personalities and backgrounds suddenly dropped into situations and circumstances they perhaps hadn’t anticipated. It was fascinating to see how each woman adapted to, tackled, or manipulated the people and situations in her life to make her existence tolerable and complimentary to her personality.