Your Daily Tarot Card: A Secret Way to Access Meaning

What is The Magician saying to you?

The Tarot is full of secrets – and they’re hiding in plain sight!

It is wonderful to get to know your Tarot deck, and the daily insights from pulling a card a day can open your mind to new directions.

To pull a card a day, you can either pull with no question, or have questions in mind such as, “What do I need to know today?” or “What is the best way to deal with my current issue?”

But looking at the little book that comes with the cards can really offer only surface meaning; truly looking at the cards for the story they’re giving to you offers in-depth insight.

How do you do this?

It just takes a few simple steps, and  you’re on your way.

One of the best ways to access the meaning that a card has for you is to pull a card and describe the card in detail, exactly as you see it. Say this out loud. For example, the Magician card can be described like this: “There is a Magician who holds a wand. He is wearing a white tunic and red robe. He looks confident and in control, and he is standing with one arm toward the sky holding a wand and one hand toward the earth.  There is a table in front of him with the tools he needs, a cup, a pentacle, a sword, and a wand. There is a an infinity symbol floating above his head.  He has roses and lilies around him.”

Next, replace everything you said with “I am”. Again, say this out loud. For example, “I am a Magician who holds a wand. I am wearing a white tunic and a red robe. I am confident and in control with one arm toward the sky holding a wand and one hand toward the earth. There is a table in front of me with all the tools I need. There is an infinity symbol floating above my head. I have roses and lilies around me.

If you asked for advice on how to get through a test or a meeting or a challenge, you will likely find some of the words meaningful for you. Phrases will stand out such as, “I am confident and in control,” and “I have all the tools I need.”

It’s great to study the symbols and meanings of each card, and just pause to remember: These cards were created in a time when the ability to read wasn’t common, and people studied the pictures to tell the story. Reclaiming that ability will speed your learning of the cards, and the bonus is that they’ll begin speaking to you on a personal level – immediately!

Best of luck, and feel free to comment on your experience below!

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Ostara, Spring, New Growth

New Growth. Tucked beneath the soil. Spring.

Sometimes when we’re about to embark on something new, there is hesitation. Is it more safe where we are? We don’t know what’s on the other side of change. It’s possible that a sunflower seed feels the same. It’s tucked away in rich, beautiful Earth – blanketed, secure. How does it know that something is happening, that change is happening? How does it know to break free of the hard kernel, and send roots into the Earth? That, at least is a comfort. It knows Earth. The soil is alive. But what lies above?

The Sunflower pokes its first tentative, green scout above the soil, a tiny, vulnerable barely-leaf, and feels the blessed sunlight, not even knowing that the Sun is its namesake and navigator. And with that first warmth, begins to realize  that it yearns to strive toward that light with all its power, all its force, growing and growing. Continue reading

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Tarot Scape: A Magickal Meditation

The purpose of this magickal meditation is to talk to your Tarot Guide — your Higher Self — the spiritual part of yourself that knows answers and can give you the messages that you need to hear!

You will need: A deck of Tarot cards. Optional: meditation music and a candle.

Your personal Tarot card is based on your numerology, and uses only the Major Arcana cards (most decks come with a small booklet that will list the Major Arcana cards). To find your personal Tarot card reduce the numbers of your birth date by adding up the day, month, and year of your birth. Here’s an example:

The Tarot card for someone born February 4, 1992 (2/4/1992) would look like this:

.        2

+     4

+ 1992


Then add the total: 1 + 9 + 9 + 8 = 27.

Further reduce double digits until you have a number between 1 and 9. For instance, the “27” in the example above is reduced further by adding the individual numbers together. 2+7=9.

9 is “The Hermit” card. Your personal Tarot Guide would be “The Hermit” and you would do the magickal meditation with that card in mind. If this is confusing to you, or you don’t resonate with your personal card right now, feel free to select a card that has meaning for you.

Light a candle. You can play soft music or work in silence. Take three breaths to let go of the cares of the day and move into a contemplative space. Take up the card, and look at every detail possible. Look at the eyes, the face, and the mouth. Get to know the facial features. See the colors of the card, and look at the symbolism: roses, the elements, weather, landscape, action or movement, confidence. Pay particular attention to the border of the card. Memorize the card.

Now, close your eyes, and continue to see the card. Make the card larger and larger in your mind until it becomes a life-size landscape. Again, see the border around the card, and then step into the landscape. You have now entered the realm of your Higher Self as relates to the Tarot.

Walk up to your personal Guide. This is your equal who happens to know a little bit more about you than you remember about yourself. The strength your feel from your Tarot Guide is strength you already have within yourself. Spend a bit of time in silence and get to know the energy of your Guide (I have gone for silent walks with mine, the High Priestess). When you are ready, manifest a bench, or picnic, or somewhere to sit with your Tarot Guide. Have a conversation, ask questions, and finally ask: “Is there anything else you want to tell me or that I need to know?”

When you are finished, thank your Tarot Guide, allow yourself to sense the room around you, become aware of your breathing, and slowly come out of the meditative state and open your eyes.

The answers to questions, information, and insights you receive from this magickal meditation can be astounding! You can also have a friend guide you through this meditation if it helps you to focus on the imagery a bit better. Make sure there is plenty of silent time for you to talk with your Tarot Guide.

I’d love to hear your results and insights!

Brightest blessings!

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All Hallows Eve

 By Sally Dubats

Welcome ye now

to All Hallows Eve

Open the door

To webs we weave.


Midpoint between

Mabon and Yule

See the unseen

When nature is dual


Love and Light,

To Friends who’ve passed,

Taking our flight

Together at last.

The Veil is thin

Between our Worlds

You’ll hear the din

As belief unfurls

Apples and Candy

Bobbing and fun

Celebrate, Yes!

But when feasting is done…


Settle ye spirits

On this Sacred night,

Time to hear

Our stories of plight

We remember now

Those we’ve lost

And our heads do bow

At the great cost


Fathers and Mothers,

Sisters and Brothers,

Friends and Lovers,

Cousins and Others.


So candles burn

To honor those passed

And show the way

To Summerland’s rest.


The Veil will lower,

This we know

But cherish the hour

And don’t be low.

In a year and a day

Bless’ed candles we’ll burn

An’ next All Hallows Eve

Departed Spirits Return


With Love, Light, and Brightest Blessings

Happy Samhain,


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Eight Reasons Fantasy Heroines Rock

Eight Reasons Fantasy Heroines Rock
(And Normal Heroines Don’t)
1.  Fantasy Heroines get to do extraordinary things, like have out-of-body experiences. If they’re involved with a supernatural boyfriend, they get to watch their supernatural boyfriend do extraordinary things, like fly. Normal Heroines talk a lot to their boyfriends. Sometimes they yell.
2.  Fantasy Heroines travel to really exotic places like the astral plane or even the distant past. Normal Heroines stay in school, or a coffee shop, or their living rooms. Or maybe a horse stable.
3.  Fantasy Heroines are smart. They have to be to fit in with regular humans and not get found out. If they’re in a relationship with a supernatural boyfriend, they have to be smart and be able to keep a secret, like the fact that their boyfriend is a Siren and their kind have been influencing humans since the beginning of time. Normal Heroines worry about their popularity.
4.  Fantasy Heroines have to figure out how to stay out of the way of angry supernatural types. It’s one thing to have a jealous ex-girlfriend on your tail; it’s another if the jealous ex-girlfriend can possess people to get to you. Normal Heroines only have to deal with the air being let out of their tires.
5.  Fantasy Heroines have to be physically strong and have the endurance to keep up with their supernatural boyfriends. They train, do yoga, and learn martial arts. Normal Heroines probably do something to maintain their always flawless bodies, but we never know what.
6.  Fantasy Heroines aren’t afraid to look bad and aren’t out to impress. They trek through frozen tundra and survive avalanches without makeup or washing their hair, and their supernatural boyfriends still think they’re fabulous. Normal Heroines obsess over their lip gloss and breath.
7.  Fantasy Heroines have compassion and empathy beyond measure. They understand their supernatural boyfriend’s conflict over using humans as energy sources. Normal Heroines get upset when their boyfriends have to work late.
8.  Fantasy Heroines deal with daily trauma that would send any normal person to the loony bin. You know… the attempts on their life… seeing innocent people killed. And they keep it all a secret. Normal Heroines deal with getting less than an “A” on a term paper.
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Magickal Apple Harmony Spell

    The purpose of this spell is to bring harmony, and what better time than Imbolc! As we bring in the Light, let’s bring in harmony! This works for harmony with the Self (check in: are you disappointed or even mad at yourself for some reason? Is this blocking you from your goals?), a relationship with Another (school friend, co-worker, lover, spouse, friend, sibling), or a Group (families, co-workers, a class you’re attending or teaching, spiritual gatherings, covens, etc.).
     You may do this by yourself, or with your partner or in a group or coven. It is especially effective to share if you’re working on harmony in relationships with others, but not necessary.
    You will need an apple (or other fruit if you prefer) and a glass of water (you may share the glass, or have a glass available for each person if you prefer).
    Next, cut up the hurts! Cut the fruit into several slices. As you cut, visualize the incidents that have taken you apart over time. If you are disharmonious with your Self, visualize why as you cut the apple. Have you not completed an important project? Have you been unkind to yourself? If the lack of harmony is with Another, visualize the challenges that your relationship has had and the changes that have occurred as you cut. Really feel the hurt, anger, frustration. If the lack of harmony is in a Group, see where the lack of harmony began, and cut the apple.
    If you’re with the person or group you wish to create harmony with, while you are cutting, talk openly and gently about the challenges. You can even talk about the challenges if you’re by yourself. Allow the emotions to flow. Maybe even the tears. Know that the cutting of the apple is symbolic of the separation of harmony from your life, the cutting apart of you as a whole person or the cutting apart of you with a partner or group. If you’re doing this with others, make a pact before the spell work begins that no matter what is said, it is safe to feel because everyone involved knows that the goal is to heal and bring you back to your natural state: Harmony.
    When all is said and felt, close your eyes and visualize the apple as it began, a blossom on a tree. Compare that to the very beginnings of your relationship with Self, Another, or Group. Pink, light, blowing in the breeze. Visualize the apple growing and compare that to the friendship and trust. Visualize the entire summer season, drinking in the sun, and moving into fall. Compare that to the growing and maturing Harmony of the relationships. Fill yourself with the love that was the original foundation and blossom of your relationship. Recall and Feel the very, very best of your relationship to your Self or Group. This should feel truly amazing.
    Now, hold your hands over the cut apple, close your eyes, and see the apple as beautiful, whole, delicious, nutritious, fulfilling its destiny, growing in the sun, and compare that to how you want the relationship to be again. Keep the vision in your mind’s eye until you can feel how beautiful the apple is, and how beautiful your relationship is. Remember the very best of your relationship. Recall the best of the spiritual Self, Another, or Group.
   Open your eyes, and see the love and harmony of your relationship in the apple. You may say words of your own or similar to, “As I eat this apple and it becomes whole within me, I here and now make a pact with the Goddess and the God to make my relationship whole.” Eat the apple in silence, and know that you are creating the basis of making your relationship with Self, Another, or Group, whole, beautiful, and harmonious. Savor the beauty of your relationship as you eat the apple. If you are spell crafting with those you’re doing magick to be harmonious, the apple is shared among you.
    Hold the water, bless it with words you choose, or something like, “Mother, Father, Goddess, God, just as water has given vibrant life to everything that exists on the earth, let this water bring vibrant life and harmony to (myself, or name the partner or group).” Drink the water or share it (you may each have your own glass if you prefer), and know that the harmony you’ve ingested will grow with the sacred water of life.
    Blessed be!
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‘Tis Samhain Season

Wishing you a blessed Samhain Season!

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Discover How To Enchant a Stone for Love or Money

The purpose of this enchantment is to carry with you a quality you want to draw to yourself. Qualities include love, abundance, luck, a job, a higher spiritual vibration, or losing weight. It could be whatever you want in your life!

You will need: A stone that holds the qualities you want to draw (more about that in a second). An herb to match that vibration. A Full Moon.

If you don’t already have a stone with the qualities you want to draw, visit a metaphysical shop (one of my favorite things to do!). You should be able to find the perfect stone for less than five dollars. For example, Rose Quartz would be good for drawing love; sodalite would be good for communicating better. You can google “meanings of stones” to help you.

Research the herb that carries the same vibration.

I will use “drawing love” as my example for enchanting a stone. I will use basil as my herb, and Rose Quartz as my stone. As a little-known side note, Rose Quartz is pink and works to balance the heart chakra. I find this interesting: the 7th chakra is sometimes viewed as white, and the base chakra can be viewed as red. Red and White combined make pink, the color of Rose Quartz. Our heart chakra is the center of the chakras, and the conduit or fulcrum of spirit and body. There are three “higher chakras” above, and three “earthly chakras” below. But I digress…

On a full moon, place the herbs on a small plate. I am using basil in my example, so I would put four or five large basil leaves on my plate. If it’s a different kind of herb like tarragon (protection) that has tiny leaves on a stem or mustard seeds (prosperity), use enough to make a small bed or mound on which to place your stone. You can also use dried herbs right from your cupboard; simply make a small mound with the dried herbs.

Hold your hand over the herbs, and visualize white light from the heavens moving through the top of your head, through your heart, and down through your arm and hand and saturate the herbs with loving Oneness. Feel gratitude for the herbs working with you and for you. Say a blessing that feels right to you. As an example, “I bless this sacred basil and am filled with gratitude as it lays the groundwork for drawing my intended love close to my heart.”

Hold your stone. Visualize your perfect scenario, more confidence or love or prosperity. What does that look like and feel like to you? Make it real. Very real. What does it feel like? Feeeeeel it. Visualize that energy going into your stone as you hold it. Again, draw divine white light from the heavens through the top of your head, to your heart, through your arms and hands and into the stone.

Place the stone onto the pillow of herbs. Continuing to hold your hands above the stone, say the following or similar words that hold meaning for you, “I bless this sacred Rose Quartz. Your sacred vibration draws my intended love (prosperity, perfect job, etc.) close to my heart.” The words are less important than the intention and what you are feeling. An important note is to be clear about being in the space of already having what you want, and not being in the space of needing what you want! For instance, really be in love while doing this enchantment, and not in the place of wishing you had love.

Leave your stone in the moonlight for a twenty-four hour period. Charged with your intention, it will gain energy and be cleansed in the moonlight while you sleep. If the full moon is during the day (check an ephemeris), leave the stone out during the day as well. If you simply cannot leave your spell work outside, place the plate in a window.

After twenty-four hours, pick up your stone and feel the yummy vibrations it carries. Bless the herbs and either burn them on charcoal and thank them for their work, or scatter them to the winds asking the winds to carry your desires to the Universe, or bury the herbs letting the earth element plant the seeds. It’s nice to match your astrological element with this part. For example, burn if you’re a fire sign, bury if you’re an earth sign, scatter upon water if you’re a water sign. Keep the stone with you during the day, in your pocket, wallet, purse, or desk drawer. Refer to your feelings during your enchantment often, and just watch what wonders you draw!

Blessed be!


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