My Morning Cuppa’ ~ Protection Tea

Good morning, Witchlings! At our house it’s time for a cuppa’. I’m going to be using my book, Green Witchcraft Grimoire, and one of my own magical recipes inside to brew a “Protection Tea”. The following is an excerpt from my new book for those of you who don’t have a copy yet. And here’s a link, so you can order your copy today because you don’t want to miss out on all the cool info, recipes, rituals… and more!

PROTECTION TEA

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Herbs: powdered ginseng, whole cloves (protection from gossip), rosemary (general protection)
  • Tea: white tea bag
  • A cup
  • Teakettle
  • Hot water

Protection tea is a good tea to drink at least once a month, whether you think you feel the need or not. It’s like clearing the air and space around you, as well as your spirit, from anything or anyone that might complicate your life or cause harm in some way. This doesn’t have to be something big, scary, and dangerous. There are little things in life that we need protection from, little things that tarnish the energy around us in such subtle ways that we may not be immediately aware of it.

Protection tea will take care of those little things.

Amythyst Raine ~ @Amazon

Summer and Books Go Together ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

I associate summer with books and long leisurely afternoons of reading. There’s just something about a languid, hot, lazy summer day and curling up with a good book and an iced tea. This summer was especially exciting for me because it heralded the release of my 8th book, Green Witchcraft Grimoire.

If you’ve been wondering what this book is all about and if it’s a book that you should add to your personal library, here are endorsements and reviews that have come in from authors, radio hosts, artists, and pagans extraordinaire to define the magic and explain the benefits of Green Witchcraft Grimoire.

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  • “Green Witchcraft Grimoire is an excellent starting point for those wishing to learn more about working with the natural world in spellcraft. Raine details not only ingredients and tools but also ways to use those items to achieve a specific objective. Intended to be a book that is referred to time and time again, she leaves plenty of space for writing personal notes. Highly recommended!” ―Deborah J. Martin, Author of Herbs: Medicinal, Magical, Marvelous!, A Green Witch’s Formulary, and other books
  • “Finally, someone gets it! From novice to expert, this wonderful grimoire will demystify the perceived complications of walking your unique path no matter your affinity. Its simple, clear, and soulful use of your spiritual time, with solid information on the foundations of spiritual crafting, is a combination not to be missed. My new go-to for my magical path. Bravo Amythyst Raine.” ―Onyx Moon Blackstone, witch and founder of Something Wytchy
  • “I’ve practiced witchcraft, in independence and gathering from the many traditions of our multiple ancestors, for more than 30 years. When I began my personal journey into the past to anchor my own search with Earth-based spiritual expressions, my good friend on pages was Scott Cunningham. Amythyst’s grimoire has the foundational information and guidance Cunningham brought to our community so long ago. Elementary flow, inspiration to grow! Amythyst gives a witch the basic tools for growth and an awareness that helps to provide the window within where witchcraft waits to be expressed.” ―Gwendolyn H. Barry, blender and owner, Daughters of Isis
  • “From spells to salves, tinctures to teas, rituals to recipes, Amythyst Raine’s Green Witchcraft Grimoire offers initiates a straightforward blueprint for incorporating both organic and celestial magic into modern living. Candle correspondences, kitchen supplies list, solstice celebrations, sun sign manifestation, crystal charging tips, an esbat full moon chart, sigil creation, sacred wood selection―it’s all here. Any novice dedicated to harnessing natural resources for practical witchcraft will find an accessible guide in Green Witchcraft Grimoire.” ―Janet Boyer, author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse, and Naked Tarot
  • “Green Witchcraft Grimoire is a fun and easy-to-navigate collection of spells, rituals, and recipes inspired by global Pagan practices, both ancient and modern. For witches who are drawn to recycling, sustainability, and reverence for Mother Earth, this book makes a great addition to your collection!” ―Raven Digitalis, author of Esoteric Empathy and Shadow Magick Compendium
  • Amythyst Raine has masterfully organized and created an invaluable resource for the ways of Green Witchcraft. With everything a witch could ask for under the Sun, Moon and Stars, this book is filled to the brim with green magic; rites and rituals, blessings and spells, recipes and correspondences. And with lots of space to personalize it, you can take notes of your experiences and write your own spells and formulas. This will no doubt become a constant companion in the magical practice of the novice and seasoned witch alike. —MsJulieCarol, artist, filmmaker, and practicing witch

It’s Official! ~ Book Release Day for Green Witchcraft Grimoire!!

It’s finally here! Today is a beautiful day — my brand new book, Green Witchcraft Grimoire, is officially out in the world for all to read and enjoy. It’s been a wild ride from start to finish. Thank you again for all of your support, it really means the world to me! (Edit)… right now, this book is #37 in Wicca and Witchcraft at Amazon!!

You can learn more and order here:
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It LAUNCHES Tomorrow! ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

I can’t believe we’re so close — Green Witchcraft Grimoire launches TOMORROW!! 

I’m so excited to be in the home stretch, and I can’t thank you enough for all your support! It’s the best feeling for people to have actual copies in their hands and start reading it soon. 

Still need to get one for yourself? Get your copy here (every pre-order counts!): https://amzn.to/2X7DGbk

The reviews are rolling in! ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

The reviews and endorsements are rolling in! With the eBook version of Green Witchcraft Grimoire available, happy buyers are already starting to leave reviews. Naturally, I’m THRILLED! Have you bought the eBook yet? Please consider leaving a review! Each and every one has an impact, and it would be amazing to have your support.

Get the book and leave a review for Kindle here: https://amzn.to/2X7DGbk

“From spells to salves, tinctures to teas, rituals to recipes, Amythyst Raine’s Green Witchcraft Grimoire offers initiates a straightforward blueprint for incorporating both organic and celestial magic into modern living. Candle correspondences, kitchen supplies list, solstice celebrations, sun sign manifestation, crystal charging tips, an esbat full moon chart, sigil creation, sacred wood selection―it’s all here. Any novice dedicated to harnessing natural resources for practical witchcraft will find an accessible guide in Green Witchcraft Grimoire.” ― Janet Boyer, author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse, and Naked Tarot

Now Available in Kindle! ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

I’m excited to announce that the Kindle edition of Green Witchcraft Grimoire is on sale today!  

I’m thrilled that people will finally be able to start reading the book, and I can’t wait to hear what you think. Leaving a review is one of the BEST ways you can support my book and help others decide if Green Witchcraft Grimoire is what they’re looking for. If you’ve purchased the ebook and have started reading, please write an honest review.

Here’s the link to get your copy right nowhttps://amzn.to/2X7DGbk

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Magical Tea Recipes ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

Leaf Not Your Power: Magical Teas to Brew… in this chapter you’ll find a recipe for a number of magical teas, as well as information and correspondences on black, green, and white tea. My favorite section is Elemental Teas, recipes to draw the energy for earth, air, fire, and water.

If you haven’t already ordered your copy of this book, please do so now at: https://amzn.to/2X7DGbk

Be sure to leave a review!

July 14th ~ Counting Down!

16 days until the release of Green Witchcraft Grimoire! If you’ve already ordered a copy, it will begin shipping on that date. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can do that right now at this link:

https://amzn.to/2X7DGbk

Thank you for showing your support, and be sure to leave a review!

A place to write your magical notes ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

The Green Witchcraft Grimoire is special because you can make it your own. In addition to the spells, rituals, and recipes, the grimoire includes sections you can fill in based on your own practice, experience, and preferences. Here’s a look at how I personalized my own copy of the Green Witchcraft Grimoire in the section on magical teas. I am so proud of this book and how it will enable you to deepen your practice. Please support me by pre-ordering your copy here:

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BOOK GIVE-AWAY ~ Enter now to win a FREE copy of Green Witchcraft Grimoire

Did you know there is a Book Give-Away at The Witch’s Corner Facebook Page ~ enter now to win a FREE advance copy of Green Witchcraft Grimoire. Follow this link to enter, and be sure to read the rules:  The Witch’s Corner FB Page

(You’ll be able to enter until  Friday, June 19th at 12:30am.  One winner will be drawn on Monday, June 22nd.)

The Word is Out! ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

As of this posting, this book is four weeks from its release date!  The next four weeks are going to consist of an intensive focus to get the word out about this new pagan book encompassing a beloved pagan path… green witchcraft.  You are encouraged to PRE-ORDER this book, which will be ready to ship July 14th.  Pre-ordering will grab Amazon’s attention and highlight this book to the public.  A big thank you to everyone that has pre-ordered, wrote an endorsement or review, and to those who’ve passed this book on by word-of-mouth and a sharing of links!  This author greatly appreciates your support!

My long time friend and fellow witch, Onyx Moon Blackstone,   just shared her thoughts about my new book Green Witchcraft Grimoire ~ 

 “Finally someone gets it! From novice to expert, this wonderful Grimoire will demystify the perceived complications of walking your unique path no matter your affinity. Its simple, clear and soulful use of your spiritual time, with solid information on the foundations of spiritual crafting, is a combination not to be missed. My new “Go to” for my magical path. Bravo Amythyst Raine.“ 

Thank you, Onyx, for your support and kind words!  I can’t wait to hear what the rest of you think too.

You can get your copy of Green Witchcraft Grimoire right here: https://amzn.to/2X7DGbk

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Green Witchcraft Grimoire ~ Let the Magic Find you!

Pinch me! Here’s an actual, real-life, print copy of my new book, Green Witchcraft Grimoire. It’s been a long time coming to fruition, since I began this book last December. I’m delighted to share it with you now. Want to show your support?

Pre-order your copy right here: https://amzn.to/2X7DGbk

Astrological & Celestial Connections ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

One of the most important aspects of green witchcraft is its esoteric connection with astrology. Because of the strong association to the natural earth and its energies, the green witch’s connection to celestial energies is often overlooked. That’s why I included this helpful information in chapter five (Celestial Spells) of my new book Green Witchcraft Grimoire.

There are tons more tips and tricks like this all throughout Green Witchcraft Grimoire, so if you found this helpful, take a moment to go pre-order your copy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2X7DGbk

BOOK Launch!! ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

This book is up for PRE-ORDER at Amazon.
It will be available July 14th.

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Explore green witchcraft and grow your own connection to natural magic.

The green witch is a healer and practitioner of natural magic, who uses the power of plants, crystals, and the elements to draw on the energy of the earth. With the Green Witchcraft Grimoire in hand, you’ll learn how to harness your inner green witch and develop your own unique magical practice. It’s your how-to grimoire guide to the craft, loaded with spells, rituals, and recipes to help you create everything from meditation oils to sleep tinctures and spells for safe travels.

In this grimoire, you’ll find sections for working with stones, candles, herbs, and sigils, along with personal and reflective writing space. Take notes on the results of your spells and recipes, and the energies and ideas that come to you as you practice and grow. Over time, this practical grimoire will become your own keepsake record of spells cast, organic ingredients used, and recipes to share in the future.

Green Witchcraft Grimoire helps you:

  1. Cast your green circle―Begin with simple directions for preparing your own sacred space for rituals, ceremonies, and solitary magical connection.
  2. Within your witchy kitchen―Discover the everyday essentials for any green witch’s kitchen and the tools you’ll need to create balms, salves, oils, and elixirs.
  3. Seek or be guided―Use this grimoire to look up the herb you need, or flip through it at random to catch information the universe is directing you to find.

The Green Witchcraft Grimoire is loaded with knowledge and will be an invaluable tool in your practice of green witchcraft.

Amythyst Raine, Author of “Green Witchcraft Grimoire”

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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Your Ultimate Tarot Guide…

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

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(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

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Natural Magick ~ Links

Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way ~ Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way explores the magick and mystery of old world traditions from a unique perspective, that of the Gray Witch. Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way is an excellent companion book to The Gray Witch’s Grimoire!

Wheel of Fortune

The following is an excerpt from my book, The Ultimate Tarot Guide for Your Personal Tarot Journey.  You can purchase your copy at Amazon.

Wheel of Fortune 
Keywords: completion; a game plan; success; Lady Luck; the gambler; taking chances; all your eggs in one basket; winning the lottery

Archetypes: The Gambler (Kenny Rodgers); Robin Hood; race car drivers; politicians; business women

Correspondences:

Number/1

Planet/Jupiter

Element/Earth

Astrological Sun Sign/Aquarius

In a Nutshell: Luck

Upright Interpretation:

There is the immense relief of getting something accomplished, of meeting a deadline, of coming to the end of a monumental task, the satisfaction of having completed a job-well-done. This is a happy cat-chasing-it’s-tale card, but with a game plan, a touche to the world. If no one else understands where you’re coming from, or how you’re going to do what it is you’re planning to do, know that you– and the universe– will have it all straight.

Reversed Interpretation: The cat’s still chasing it’s tale, but this time it’s going in mindless circles with no game plan and not a clue as how to stop the merry-go-round to get off. You’re a long way from done, says the reversed Wheel of Fortune. Everything is left open, up in the air, with nary a solution or set date of completion in sight. Get a grip. Don’t let life, or unforeseen circumstances, rule the outcome of your day, your week, your month, or your life.

Study Questions:

1. What is your first impression of this card?

2. What does this card mean to You?

3. Are there details on this card that especially stand out for you? If so, write them down and explain.

4. How does this card define relationships?

5. How does this card define financial circumstances?

6. How is this card relevant to health issues?

Affirmations for Meditation:

1. I won’t be afraid to take a chance.

2. I won’t be afraid to take a chance while using Common Sense.

3. I won’t let an opportunity pass me by.

4. I will learn and live, love and grow, by grasping at Life’s impossibilities.

5. I can do it; I can do it; I can do it!

Images & Symbolism:

Hebrew Letter/Kaph

Symbol for Letter & Sun-Sign/grasping hand

Crystal or Stone/amethyst

Color/violet

Musical Note/A#

A Tarot Reading for The Wheel of Fortune:

Wheel of Fortune ~ The World ®; 10/pentacles; Queen/cups ®
Everything is spinning, including the Earth and human lives, spinning towards their destiny, spinning out of control, spinning onto other levels, spinning closer towards endings and beginnings. Your movement, Wheel of Fortune, is dizzy and off-center, a little tipsy maybe, as if you’ve had a glass or two of wine, or something even stronger. There comes with this movement a sense of closure or completion, a sense of fulfillment, a sense of relief. Are you playing with us, or with yourself, dear Wheel of Fortune, as from the center of your card, you boldly and firmly state, “What goes around, comes around.”

Lady Luck, they call you, and with this power you wield, you either drop golden coins on surprised recipients, or you empty the pockets of those daring enough to face off with you one too many times. It gives the world pause for thought. Is life just really one big chance? Are we here to fulfill a destiny, or are we nothing more than numbers spinning on some luminous game of chance in the center of this big black universe? And what is destiny, after all, and what constitutes riches and golden precious coins. All of these things may be something different for each individual, and it’s this glaring fact that you chase us with.

Wheel of Fortune, you inspire us to follow our dreams, to listen to our intuition, to open our arms to visions. You remind us of the connection we have with Spirit and the laws of physics, and the hard reality of life. You remind us that chances often come from the most unexpected direction and source, and you fill us with a sense of hope. If life is a game, you tell us, we all have an equal chance to win. 

In the Spirit of Halloween ~ Ask a Mortician

This little lady is a mortician in Los Angeles, with a mortuary business called “Undertaking LA”.  She’s the author of books on death, and she’s an advocate for “going green” with natural burials and a lot of what would be considered unorthodox alternatives.  She’s hilarious, and charming, and an absolute delight to watch — yes, even with her subject matter.

Enjoy!… Caitlin Doughty

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