Weekend Send-Off: Festive Winter


Okay, okay - it’s technically still fall, but it sure feels like winter to me! Especially with all the holiday preprations and events happening. Speaking of which, for those of you in the triangle area, I’ll be at the Holiday Patchwork Market this Saturday & Sunday reading tarot and selling gift certificates, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

This week has been a beautiful array of readings, mentoring sessions, and preparation for the market. I even spruced up my display and got a snazzy new tablecloth. What can I say, I’m living large.

Here are a few things that made my week shine… be sure to share yours in the comments below!

a preview of Cassandra Snow’s forthcoming book Queering the Tarot

Check out this essential, important magic before it hits the shelves in Spring!

This beautiful Tarot Embodiment on The Star at Tadpole Magic

Bri is an amazing writer, tarot reader, astrologer, and reiki practitioner who I’m lucky to know. This beautiful post showcases her deep insights - I can’t wait to see the rest of this series!

Repeat tarot card - none!

Even though I did a hefty batch of tarot readings this week there weren’t any big repeat cards - it seems like there’s a lot of diverse possibilities at work these days and, hey, I’ll take it!

listening, reading, watching

My daily ritual is to read in the early morning while sipping my coffee, enjoying the last hour of darkness before the sunrise. My latest book has been a nice moody match to this quiet time: The Witch of Lime Street: Seance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher.

It’s a fascinating romp through the heady period post WWI when the Spiritualist movement was being embraced by eminent figures such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (he legit went on a promotion tour across the states talking about spirit communication!) and questioned heartily by others, most notably Harry Houdini. It’s an immersive and well-paced work on historical nonfiction similar to The Devil in the White City and I highly recommend it.

And now, finally, our card for the weekend:

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Two of Cups

Message: See the beautiful and tender magic in every interaction. What do we see when we allow people to show up as themselves?

Embrace: Radical acceptance, romantic curiosity, budding friendships, all the wam & fuzzy feelings.

Let Go Of: Judgment, distraction, self-isolation.

Guidance: What wisdom does each person we meet have to share with us? How can we extend out curiosity and respect in our exchanges with others?