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Madam Lydia Wilhelmina’s Tarot of Monsters, the Macabre and Autumn Scenes – a Review

The Lydia Tarot Madam Lydia Wilhelmina’s Tarot of Monsters, the Macabre and Autumn Scenes, deck and companion book by Bethalynne Bajema I first came across Madam Lydia Wilhelmina’s Tarot of Monsters, the Macabre and Autumn Scenes when I was active… Continue Reading →

Autumnal Equinox 2020

When this pandemic started here in the northeastern US, when the federal government first set out its guidelines to flatten the curve so early in the year, and when states initiated their own stay at home orders, I (like most… Continue Reading →

Return from Pandemic – getting back to blogging

It’s been a while since I posted anything here. Because, you know, pandemic. Early on in things I posted a couple of times over at my personal blog, about buying vegetables when it was difficult to get to the store,… Continue Reading →

Welcome 2020! Moving Forward, Leaving Behind

I am not a big fan of readings that look at a full year ahead, but since I’m feeing optimistic and curious about 2020, I decided to lay out a few cards that would focus on just the first quarter… Continue Reading →

The Witches Moon for December 2019 – a Review

Well, my break from the Witches Moon subscription box didn’t last long! As soon as I read the email describing the upcoming December box, I reactivated my subscription. This box was promised to focus on divination, and as I always… Continue Reading →

Among the Bones – ancestor reverence

I collect bones… Skulls and fingers and teeth from smiling jaws, I dig up, brush off, and polish smooth. Many now I have, piled high around me. I know their faces, their voices, can see their walk and hear their… Continue Reading →

The Witches Moon for October 2019 – a Review

This month’s review of the Witches Moon Box is coming quite late, as I’ve been traveling out of state attending to a family crisis. Also, this, regrettably, will be my last review of the Witches Moon Box, at least for… Continue Reading →

October reading – the Wildwood Tarot

Reading with the Wildwood Tarot, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, illustrated by Will Worthington The past few weeks have been pretty rough. My dad went in and out of the hospital multiple times, and I made a couple trips… Continue Reading →

A Tarot Spread for the Autumnal Equinox

Autumn seems to never be long enough, so beautiful it is here in Vermont. Many of us transplants to this special state (assuming we’re not skiers who live for the snow), dream of green summers when lakes shimmer and mountains… Continue Reading →

The Witches Moon for September 2019 – a Review

I took a walk yesterday evening after a heavy rain, the air damp and warm; a bit warmer than the previous few days when the heat had started to kick on in the house and I had put the warmer… Continue Reading →

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