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Tarot & Witchcraft ~ with author, Amythyst Raine


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FAQ ~ Old Herbs, Male Witches, the Queen Stage (video podcast)

In this episode of Frequently Asked Questions, the topics are:
1.  Herbs ~ When they get old, do I have to throw them out?
2. Male Witches
3. Queen Stage of Women’s Mysteries ~ I also discuss the Maiden, Mother, Crone, and how they all transcend age and biology!

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A Woman’s Life Transitions

Maiden

I suddenly come alive within my body in wonder and acknowledgment of it’s miracle.  I feel it as I am, it is, I am…I am…I am, I keep telling myself in amazement.  I’m here, on the inside, looking out, listening, learning, watching, absorbing.  No one knows this, the people around me seem unaware of it, the world seems unaware of it, but it’s true.  I wave my hands wildly, my spirit trying desperately to be acknowledged, to be recognized.  I’m like a sponge ready to absorb all that life has to offer me, all that I can grasp with eager hands, an eager soul, an eager body, an eager mind.  What will I feel?  What will I learn?  How will I grow?  How do I begin this journey in earnest, really, how do I push off and begin to move forward?   And how will I know when I’ve reached my destination?
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Color for the Maiden:  white
Moon Phase:  waxing
Her Influence:  new beginnings

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Mother

They all turn to me– the children, the husband, the community, the world.  I am the center of the wheel.  The universe is spinning around me as I create, build, grow, come alive with new ideas, and immerse myself in new projects.  The spokes of the wheel come to me, racing through space and time from all directions, and me solitary and still at the center, taking the blows of life full-force.  I am in the middle of life, going at a hundred miles an hour, watching the world around me race by in a blur of color and shapes.  This is my time, my time to succeed, my time to taste the glory of life, my time to fill all the empty spaces.  I feel that all the world, all the wild things in it, all the green things in it, are growing from something within the center of me.  I was, I am, I will be.  How can I keep from being absorbed by all the frenetic scattered energy and activity around me?  How can I maintain my own identity without losing it amongst the myriad roles that I play in this life?
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Color for the Mother:  red
Moon Phase:  full
Her Influence:  ongoing projects, birth

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Crone

Sometimes I’m tired, tired of the physical struggles of life.  I’m tired of cleaning this house, I’m tired of trying to pull everything together for everyone around me.  I’m tired of carrying life’s responsibilities on my shoulders for so long, through so much, through good times and through crises.  I’m tired; I’m old and I’m tired.  I would just like to sit in a chair, beneath a tree, with my hand on a cat and listen…listen to the wind in the leaves, listen to the earth beneath my feet, listen to the cat beneath my hand, listen to the birds and voice of nature.  I want to be still, if even for a moment, and listen to the whisper in my ear, the voice of the goddess.  She’s calling to me now, her voice laced with a sense of urgency.  She’s waiting for my answer.  Have I learned enough?  Have I done enough?  Have I finished my tasks?  What is left to do?
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Color for the Crone:  black
Moon Phase:  waning
Her Influence:  death and rebirth

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Women: What are your goals?

Head’s up, Ladies…In the course of writing Book #5, I want to include specific goals for women, goals that women out there are actually working towards– goals for the MAIDEN, goals for the MOTHER, goals for the CRONE.  I’d like to hear from women all over the world– first, specify if you are a maiden, mother, or crone; then tell me what your goals are.
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I Can Do This

“I Can Do This”  has become my daily affirmation, my mantra.  In the face of life-changing circumstances, a shift in finances, and finding myself on my own and independent for the first time in my life, I discovered that I had to remind myself of my ability to survive and thrive. This does not mean that everything will always be easy, that there will never be any struggles, but at the end of the day, when all is said and done, I say with unabashed enthusiasm, delight, and surprise, “I Can Do This!”

Draw strength, encouragment, and power through all three apsects of the Goddess:

From the Maiden: 
physical strength and good health to put into action the energy needed to reach your goals and to successfully acomplish and complete daily responsibilities.

From the Mother:
Substance and solidity, both physical and mental; patience and fortitude, all of which are needed to break new ground and create your own unique path in the world.

From the Crone:
wisdom gleaned from the world and it’s creatures; empathy and second sight to see what’s coming in advance and plan ahead; a sense of calm, in order to meet lifes challenges on a basic level without feeling flustered or threatened.

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The Triple Goddess

Triple Goddess

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The Crone…

I don’t know if it’s this time of year or this phase of life I’m in now, but I feel a tremendous magnetic pull to The Crone.  I relish her– I revel in the beauty of her darkness and the depth of her knowledge and all the life tasted that she represents to me.  She is a milestone, a goal, an accomplishment.

She brings to me a sense of peace, as I hope she does to all of you.

 

The Mother…

 

 It is the Mother aspect of the Goddess that seems to encompass most of our lives– we are the nurturers.  Whether we are women who have given birth to our own children, or find ourselves entrusted with the care of other women’s children.  And it is not only the children of the world we nurture, but the animals, the earth itself, and the men in our livesWe nurture growth in all things, including new ideas and ventures, in the arts and literature, in all things worthwhile that need careful care and a magic touch.  Within that magic touch is the promise of creation and growth.

 

The Maiden…

 

It has been my experience that the older a woman gets, the farther away the Maiden feels.  It is probably a natural progression.  And yet, even women entering the more mature phases of life need the vital life force of this aspect of the Goddess.  She is what propels us forward with strength and tenacity and the self-confidence to discover our inner selves and our hidden strengths.

 

Blessings,
Lady Amythyst Raine