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Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!

I’ve been sharing a bunch more purely personal posts here in recent months, largely – if not entirely – due to being in a pandemic and feeling the importance of simply offering connection to others. As Halloween was fast approaching,… Continue Reading →

The Witches Moon for October 2020 – a Review

The Witches Moon for October 2020 I was looking forward to seeing what the October Witches Moon Box would hold, especially given the past year we have all experienced. I always feel the entrance into the Halloween – or Samhain… Continue Reading →

The Orphans of Dudleytown Major Arcana Tarot – a Mini-review

The Orphans of Dudleytown Major Arcana Tarot Deck, by Yosiell Lorenzo If you haven’t already seen this Majors-only deck, I’d definitely recommend checking it out now, in time for the Halloween season. It’s a charming, rather cute little deck of… Continue Reading →

Laraway Lookout – just some nice fall hiking

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of hiking again. Not exactly the kind of hiking I used to do – haven’t done much over six or eight miles or so recently, and haven’t hiked the highest peak in my area… Continue Reading →

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 →

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