Category: Tarot

Cleanse and Charge your Tarot Deck || Guest Post

You have a Tarot deck! Congrats! But something feels wrong. It’s acting a bit cranky (yes, they can do that!) or just plain feels wrong. Tarot decks are like flypaper. Old energy gets stuck to your cards, making readings inaccurate or just downright hurtful. What do you do? Well look no further dear reader, I’ve got the answers for you in these three simple steps: Cleanse, Charge, and Rest. So how does it all work? Let’s take a look.

How to Cleanse a Tarot Deck — Salt and Smoke || Witchy How-To

Tarot decks, like any other tool in our witchcraft arsenal, can hold residual energy from the environment, our use of the cards, and our emotions. This energy can affect how the cards work for us, so they need to be cleansed regularly. Today, I’m going to share two methods with you that I use to cleanse my decks. There is a video tutorial included at the bottom of this page.

Tarot How-To: One Card Pull

Tarot is a very useful tool for those of us who practice the art of divination. If you’re just learning tarot, then this lesson is for you! When we’re learning something new, it takes practice, and the tarot is no different. You should practice as often as possible, get a feel for your cards, get to know their energy and attitude (yes, cards can have an attitude), and start learning the different meanings behind each one.

Consulting the Tarot: 7/23/19

Consulting the Tarot: 7/23/19

I’m having a sort of crisis of faith lately. It’s nothing huge, just a bit of a change in my beliefs I suppose. Anyway, it affects me emotionally and mentally right now, and I’m not sure how to handle it. I won’t go into too much detail because I plan on doing an episode regarding this situation. However, I wanted to share my tarot reading with you all.

When Following Your Heart is Hard

When Following Your Heart is Hard

I’ve been conflicted over a decision that needs to be made in my personal life for a while now. For some background, I don’t like working a day-job. It takes away from what I’m passionate about, but it pays the bills. I needed some more insight into my thought process today because it is very muddled together between my head and my heart.

I used a tarot spread I found online at Violet Aura (click here to go to their site and see the spread for yourself) that helps to separate the thought processes of the right brain and left brain. The top two cards represent the way my mind is thinking about things. The bottom three, in the rough shape of a heart, represents how I feel about things.

What my head says…

Look at the results of your hard work. Has it been worth it? You may have found your sense of self again, and that’s wonderful. You are experiencing something you are passionate about, but it is scary and you’re still getting used to the idea. Take stock in the things you have now, and don’t make this decision lightly. If things aren’t meeting your expectations where you are right now, you have options. Those options, though, come with consequences, and they need to be considered as well.

What my heart says…

You are conflicted. You see the possibilities for emotional stability and more time with family. You also see the possibility of defeat and the new prospect falling through completely. You want the emotional health this new prospect could provide, but you do not want it to fall through completely. You are immensely afraid of failure, and your heart will not let you forget that. Your heart will also not let you forget that emotional health and mental health are just as important to you, as well as time with family well spent.

This reading really helped me figure out and separate the two sides of myself that are fighting over this new prospect in my life. It appears I need to think about it some more, figure out the pros and cons, and speak with my family about my fears.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Until next time!
– Megan

Tarot on a Whim

Tarot on a Whim

Some days I pull a Tarot card in the morning just because, well, I feel like it. This morning’s card was a positive affirmation for where I am in my life and where I want to go. The Nine of Cups is often called the wish card because it shows you that your wishes are coming true, but it’s also a reminder that things are changing constantly and, to get where you want to go, there is always work that needs to be done.

I’ve always got several ideas popping around in my mind for my website, business, and podcast. My problem is that my day job takes a lot out of me sometimes, as well as raising a child to be happy and healthy, and sometimes I have no energy to work on the things I want to do.

This morning was a good reminder that I still need to put in the work to get where I’m going.

Tarot: The Fool’s Journey

The Major Arcana in tarot can be seen as a metaphor for life, with each of the 22 cards representing a major event/person/situation that we may experience on the physical plane. There’s a reason that the major arcana cards are called trump cards, and that’s because when they are pulled in a reading, they are given extra attention due to their importance in the deck. They don’t just stand alone. Each one leads to the next, either forwards or back, depending on your movement in life and the direction that your soul needs to take in this life to achieve its goals. Each image pictured below is from the original Rider Waite deck, which you can find here. Follow along with me on the journey of the Fool.


(0) The Fool – He sets out for the first time in this world with nothing to himself but what he has in his bag. He is oblivious, but happy. Full of hope. He has no idea of the things that life can and will throw at him, and he doesn’t see the cliff he just might step off of if he isn’t careful. The Fool is the naivety in us all. The newborn soul stepping into this world for the first time. All he knows is the happiness he feels at being alive and part of the physical world and is ready to experience this life he has been given. He knows that the possibilities are endless, and it is fitting that this card is given the number 0, as it has no beginning and no end. The infinite number of possibilities give rise to the spontaneous nature of the Fool, whether to his detriment or not.


(I) The Magician – The Fool then encounters the Magician, who teaches the Fool that our consciousness and our willpower can affect the world around us. The Magician represents that active part of our creative awareness and impulses, teaching the Fool that all we need to create, we hold within us. The Fool simply needs to take the pieces of the puzzle and put them together, and the Magician teaches the Fool how to use the tools he is given to change his life.


(II) The High Priestess – After meeting the Magician, the Fool encounters the High Priestess. She teaches the Fool about the mysteries of life and that sometimes they are better left as mysteries. She represents our hidden selves, the shadow of the unconscious, where all mysteries of the self are repressed. The High Priestess teaches the Fool that the shadow is not a bad thing. She shows the Fool that sometimes, it is within that shadow that our creativity may sit, waiting for the spark of imagination and idea to ignite it and bring it into the light.


(III) The Empress – When the Fool meets the Empress, he knows he is safe. The Empress is a mother figure to the Fool. Through the Empress, the Fool learns to express and appreciate his love for nature and sensation. She teaches him to explore his surroundings and take in all that he sees. She is the Fool’s biggest fan and encourages his growth through the exploration of what is around him.


(IV) The Emperor – Next, the Fool meets the Emperor who rules with strong will and strict adherence to the rules. He is the authority figure to the Fool and teaches him about structure, rules, and discipline. With the order that the Emperor teaches the Fool, the Fool begins to understand the way the world works. Rules will be enforced, and sometimes the Fool will not always get his way. However, with the guidance of the Emperor, the Fool begins to understand his place in the world.


(V) The Hierophant – Soon the Fool ventures away from his home and meets the Hierophant. This is when he begins his formal education and starts to learn that there is more than one system of beliefs. The Hierophant teaches the Fool about the belief systems that surround him, and soon the Fool begins to find a place that he fits with others like him. The Fool learns the acceptable behaviors of the society and culture in which he lives, and takes delight in fitting in with his group.


(VI) The Lovers – The Fool soon discovers the concept of love. He starts to long for companionship and relationship with another person, to become the half of a whole unit. He must understand that with love comes responsibility, and to be the half to a whole requires work on both parts in order for the partnership to be stable and last in happiness. The Fool begins to realize that a partnership with another person can bring joy to his life. He desires to share his beliefs and values with another person of like mind.


(VII) The Chariot – As the Fool grows and matures, his Ego is mastered, as that is all he has had thus far. He is self-confident and in control of his situation and surroundings, leading him to be assertive in nature and dominant in the things he pursues. He is well-educated and believes at this point that he knows all that he needs in order to be successful in life, and he believes his current success will last.


(VIII) Strength – Soon the Fool realizes that not everything is going as great as he wanted. Things begin to happen in his life that require Strength, and he learns that sometimes suffering is necessary to grow. By calling on his Strength, the Fool learns to grow his courage to stand his ground and get back up when he falls. The Fool realizes that to be strong, sometimes you must be soft. The Ego of the Chariot needs to be put back in its place before growth can happen on a larger scale.


(IX) The Hermit – When the Fool meets the Hermit, he starts to question the things around him. The Hermit teaches the Fool to ask “Why?” and to search for deeper meaning in life. The Fool comes to understand that the sensuality that he felt when he encountered the Lovers is not all there is to life, and he secludes himself away to find the deeper truth to life.


(X) Wheel of Fortune – Not everything in life is guaranteed, and when the Fool encounters the Wheel of Fortune, that becomes clear to him. The Wheel of Fortune teaches the Fool that even though it may not always be clear, everything is by design. The Universe and all of its parts work together in harmony, continuously turning and moving the world forward. The Fool has some questions answered and knows now that even though he may have a small part to play, every part is important. His perspective is widened and his sense of purpose is found again.


(XI) Justice – With a wider perspective, the Fool meets Justice. Justice makes the Fool look back at his actions, inactions, and their consequences to view the causal relationship between them. The Fool has grown much so far and is now mature enough to take responsibility for his actions. Justice makes the Fool question his current path and wonder if he wants to continue on in life with an open perspective and clean slate or go back to his secluded, yet easier, life of unknowing.


(XII) The Hanged Man – After meeting Justice, the Fool encounters the Hanged Man who is quite literally hanging upside down. The Hanged Man teaches the Fool that sometimes your actions have undesirable consequences that turn your world upside down. The Fool sees himself in the Hanged Man, and learns that sometimes you have to let go and give up your control in order to move forward and find peace. The Fool feels suspended in time, unable to move forward from the daunting place he is in, until he lets go and allows the Universe to do its work.


(XIII) Death – One of the more upsetting figures that the Fool meets, Death has an important lesson to teach the Fool. Death is not always the end. Sometimes, Death clears away the things that need to be gone from the Fool’s world in order to pave the path for new and better opportunities and learning experiences. Even though the Fool may feel he is suffering due to the Death of the old and unnecessary, Death teaches the Fool to rise up and face the new dawn. To grow once again where the old was removed.


(XIV) Temperance – To say the Fool’s journey so far has been harmonious would be false. The Fool has swung back and forth on the emotional spectrum, from the hard and ego-centered ruler of the Chariot to the secluded and introspective character of the Hermit. Temperance teaches the Fool the joy in a harmonious life, one that is ruled by moderation instead of extremes. The Fool has now combined all aspects of himself into one, a centered and stable whole who is able to experience the extreme emotions of the Chariot and the Hermit without letting it overrun his thoughts and actions.


(XV) The Devil – Soon after, the Fool encounters the Devil. The Devil’s lesson for the Fool may be a difficult one to learn, but it is one that is needed. The Devil teaches the Fool that sometimes, we may feel lost and hopeless. The Devil shows the Fool that though he may be happy with what he has now, the chains that bind him to the material world are holding him back and he only needs to free himself of these chains to continue to grow and lose any sense of despair he might have.


(XVI) The Tower – The Fool wants to shake the despair that has bubbled to the surface after meeting with the Devil, and thus encounters the Tower. The Tower is not a physical place but a place within the Fool. It represents the wall he has built around his ego and he knows now that he needs the enlightenment brought by a sudden change to knock down the walls of his tower, topple the crown of his pride, and free the truth within.


(XVII) The Star – The Star brings the Fool the peace and serenity after the storm of emotion that the Devil caused and the overthrowing of the Fool’s pride by the tower. The Star teaches the Fool to hide behind no disguise and be true to himself. The Fool’s trust in himself is restored, and the Star shines brightly, reminding the Fool to share the love and spread generosity whenever he can.


(XVIII) The Moon – After the emotional turmoil caused by the Devil and Tower, and the restoration of the Fool’s trust in himself by the Star, what might the Fool possibly encounter next? The Moon shows the Fool not to get lost in his emotional state of being. In his state of pure bliss, the Fool is susceptible to the illusions of reality and a dreamy condition that could bring rise to living in a fantasy. The Moon reminds the Fool not to get lost in his thoughts, as he might end up feeling bewildered and lost when the reality of the situations at hand hit him.


(XIX) The Sun – With the reminder of the Moon in his mind, the Fool then encounters the Sun. The Sun shines light on the Fool, illuminating all that might be hidden in the darkness and reminds the Fool that without darkness, there can be no light. The Sun directs the Fool’s imagination and dispels the clouds of uncertainty and fear that hold the Fool back. With the light shining on him, the Fool feels empowered and begins to understand the goodness in the world instead of just feeling it.


(XX) Judgement – The Fool has finally began to shed his ego-driven facade in honor of his true self. Judgement calls to the Fool to examine his past mistakes and, though he may regret them, the Fool now understands that the mistakes made were due to his ignorance and fear. Judgement comes to ask the Fool which values he is going to cherish in this life and allow him to let go of that which no longer serves him. The Fool is now ready to follow his dreams, having the knowledge and experiences he needs to realize his purpose in this life.


(XI) The World – As the final thing that the Fool encounters, the World is exactly as it sounds. The Fool steps out into the World with a new understanding of life, love, and happiness. He knows now with his experiences that he has the tools he needs to achieve his dreams and spread his message through the world. He becomes actively involved in the growth and achievements in his life, forever reaching higher to continue his growth and achieve his life’s destiny.

Though the Fool’s journey may be over for now, he is us and we are him. He will continue to grow, and he may revisit any of those he met along the way at any time in his life when it is necessary. We all need a reminder sometimes that we shouldn’t lead with pride, rule with an iron fist, or succumb to our fantasies. Let the story of the Journey of the Fool guide you in your life.

Tarot: Top 5 Things to Know

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If you’ve grown up with any amount of pop-culture in your life, you’re probably familiar with the image of the g*psy woman dressed to the nines, headscarf and all, sitting behind a little wooden table with her crystal ball and tarot cards. Let me be honest with you. That’s so far from the truth of reading tarot today! I’m not even sure where that image came from, but I know that it is based in some semblance of fact. Anyway, that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. There are a few things that need to be said about the tarot, and I’m going to give you the top five today.

Number One: Tarot will not tell you your future!
– It might seem counterintuitive to what you’ve seen or been told. A lot of people equate reading tarot with fortune telling. In a way, they’re not wrong. However, tarot will not tell you your future because it isn’t set in stone. The future is changing all the time and one single decision, no matter how small, can change the course of your future drastically. Tarot is a tool to use to give you guidance and show you your choices. It is also used to give insight into situations and experiences you might be having.

Number Two: Tarot is not evil!
– Now depending on your beliefs (and I’m going to assume that if you’re reading this blog, you’re an open-minded person), this is up for debate. Simply put, the tarot is just a deck of cards made from paper and ink. That’s it! When we use tarot, and depending on how you believe it works, we are calling on certain things to ask for guidance. This could be your own subconscious, a deity or deities, or simply the universe.

Number Three: Go ahead and buy your own!
– There’s a huge misconception out there that you absolutely cannot buy your own first deck of tarot cards. I say bulls**t. If you want to learn to read tarot, go out and buy your own deck. Not everyone has someone who is willing to buy them a deck of tarot cards, especially if everyone they know thinks tarot is evil/devilwork/stupid/etc. This misconception comes from some people thinking that any deck you buy yourself won’t work for you, will have bad luck, or whatever. I don’t believe this to be true at all. So go out, buy your deck if you want, and get to work!

Number Four: It takes practice!
– You’re not going to pick up your deck of tarot cards and immediately be 100% accurate or even good at it. Like any other craft, it takes practice and time to get comfortable reading the tarot. Work up a daily/weekly/monthly routine to get yourself acquainted with the cards and into a comfortable position to read for yourself and, if you want, other people.

Number Five: No need to memorize every card!
– There’s 78 cards in a tarot deck, and each one has their own meaning. If you want to memorize each and every card, go for it, but it’s not necessary. I’ve been reading tarot for several years and still refer back to the books that come with the cards if something isn’t clear or if I forget the meaning of a card. There’s also a method of reading tarot based solely on your intuition and has nothing to do with the meanings prescribed to the cards. So read in a way that works for you, and trust yourself and your guides.

There’s a lot that goes into reading tarot cards, and everyone does it different, but I find that these five things are more common than not in those of us that use the tarot.

Until next time!

*Note: The image above pictures the Three of Cups from The Wild Unknown tarot by Kim Krans. You can get it here (The Wild Unknown) from Amazon.
Month at a Glance: July

Month at a Glance: July

It was time for my monthly tarot reading, giving me insight to the month of July with guidance from the Divine. I used my new deck, The Wild Unknown and asked the Divine the following questions.

  1. What does this month have in store for me?
  2. How will this affect my relationship?
  3. How will this affect my career?
  4. How will this affect my family?
  5. What do I need to keep in mind for the month of July?

Since we moved this month, I really needed the guidance from the Divine for what I should do next. I’m not currently working at a “normal” job and want to take my practice, beliefs, and gifts to the next level and help out my fellow Wiccans and those looking into the path. So, onto the reading, yeah?

The month of July will be a month of celebration. All the hard work that I have been and will be putting in will start to pay off. My relationship will continue to grow, allowing for bounty and generosity. Be grateful. Maintain your honesty through your work and keep observing what’s around you. Don’t let your observations make you spiteful. Your keen eye and openness will help you along. Movement for my family is on the horizon, whether literal or metaphorical, I don’t know. Sudden news may change my course. Keep faith. I must keep courage and stand up for myself in the month of July. My beliefs may be challenged by others. Stand ready and unwavering.

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