Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

This post on Little Fox Tarot about Eva DuPlan’s upcoming Tarot Kickstarter has me all a twitter.  The cards look GORGEOUS and I really want one!!  The kickstarter goes live on December 1st and I cannot wait to back it!  In the mean time, follow Eva on Instagram to get your fix of beautiful butterfly ladies.

I am getting into a festive kind of mood because I enjoy the winter holidays.  But I know that’s not the case for lots of folks, and I want them all to know that it’s perfectly okay to NOT want to get caught up in all the stuff that goes on this time of year.  It’s not a message that we hear nearly often enough, and that’s not cool.  So I’m sending you all love.  And also linking this awesome post from The Tarot Lady: How to Opt-Out of the Holidays.

FUCK YES, GIRL SCOUTS.  I loved this article about the girl scouts and their message around consent.  I was in girl scouts for almost my entire school aged life and being a part of the girl scouts made me who I am today.  It was SUCH a positive, confidence building, skill learning experience.  Support your local girl scouts.  Buy the dang cookies, or better yet, make a donation directly to them!

 

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Daily Draw: Ace of Swords

The Daily Draw updatedToday’s card is the Ace of Swords from the Ostara Tarot.

It’s a pretty dang apt card for me easing back into trying to get my daily draw practice back into gear.  The mouse king stands victoriously on the handle of the sword.  The ace of swords represents issue of the mind.  Reason and logic and mental clarity.  It’s time to stop being the mouse and use that sword to cut through all the crap clouding my brain.

Either that or there is a brainy issue heading my way and I’ll need the sword to wrangle all of it.IMG_4805

Transgender Day of Remembrance ❤ ❤ ❤

Resharing the words of a dear friend about the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Bridget Essex, Author

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, I not only honor and remember our trans family members in our big rainbow family who have died due to violence and discrimination committed against trans folk…I reaffirm, passionately and with my deepest conviction, to fight like hell for the living. &heart;

A reminder that this is a trans safe space, and *any* space that is mine is a trans safe space. That I am a passionate advocate of trans rights. That I have a zero tolerance policy of slurs or hatred directed against trans folks.

A reminder, to my trans loved ones and fans, that you are seen and heard and I love you with my whole heart. I will fight for you, always. If you are ever unsafe, I will protect you. If you are ever hurting, I will help you in any way that it is in my power. You are…

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Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

Back from an unexpected hiatus.  Some life stress caused me to retreat from most of the internet, but I’m feeling better again and ready to chatter about Tarot again!

A nice little piece on Offbeat Home talking about Forgiveness and why you don’t necessarily have to forgive.

Then there is a point where our anger no longer serves us

And that point usually comes after we are no longer actively being harmed. And that harm has been acknowledged and validated by our community (best case) or, at minimum, by ourselves.

It is at that point that we can accept the things we cannot change and have the courage to change the things we can. And it is here, right here, that I think “forgiveness” was substituted for “acceptance” by our culture.

 I’m totally not getting a kickback from this company, but we bought our kitties a Cat-It treat ball and them seem to get a great kick out of it.  Plus it’s supposed to be engaging for their little brains, so sounds good to me 🙂

I’ve been listening a ton to podcasts lately and I want to share a few of my favorites:

Nancy from WNYC Studios – BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay…

Radiolab – not a new one, but DANG is it good stuff.  – Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

From The Tarot Lady – Tarot Certification: Do you need it?

Teachable Racial Moment: A Black History Lesson Behind “Son of a Bitch”

Top 10 Phrases used by #NotRacists

RuPaul Is Everything: The Rise & Reign of America’s First Drag Superstar

Diverse Tarot Decks you can buy right now.

 

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

Beth from Little Red Tarot talks about the Impostor Complex.  And I sigh with relief and say, “Oh good, it’s not just me!”

From the Tarot Lady: some timely advice that I really needed to hear: You can Always Help.  I’ve quoted her below because it was such an important message.  Please go take a look yourself too.

The last few weeks have been filled with terrible news: the senseless murder in Charlottesville, devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, floods in Bangladesh, and so on and so on.

Some days, it seems like there is no good news to be found. It’s enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand or lose yourself in countless reruns of the Game of Thrones finale (my favorite method of escapism).

Believe me, I have those days more often than I’d like to admit. There are times when I feel downright helpless to fix the state of the world. But rather than turn away, I try my best to look for ways that I can help.

I can donate my time or money. Or I can spread awareness by sharing information as it comes. When I’m feeling especially powerless, I can light candles, meditate, and pray.

Every single effort counts.

Also her Hit List posting are always FULL of fantastic articles to check out, so go have a read.

If you struggle with reading Court Cards this post has some great insight – Renaming the court cards.

How to make art when you’re “not an artist”.  Loved this.

Four Essential Herbs for a Witch’s Garden.

 

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

 On Beauty: or why Zadie Smith’s comments aren’t about you – Makeup isn’t bad, being made to feel like you are required to wear make up (or look a certain way in order to be beautiful) is.

Beth from Little Red Tarot shared a great post on activism and how to help with all the shit going on right now:  No One Way Works.

Found this courtesy of Asali: 8 Witches and Healer POC to follow online.  I’m always glad to find more diverse voices to read.  The more we know!

Also from the lovely Asali – some more #Tarot of the QTPOC to look out for, that Fairytale one took my breath away, it’s so lovely!  It’s going on my wishlist!

 

 

A Wooly Witchy Tarot Spread

Tarot Spreads updated

I wanted to pull some cards for myself this morning, I was hoping for a little guidance over the next month or so and I thought I’d share the reading because it felt like the advice was meant for more than just me.

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Underlying Energy: The Moon

How appropriate that my only major appeared here.  My wife and I have been sorting through some Big Stuff, facing some of our worst fears about the path we’re on right now.  And it’s felt scary and tense.  But we’re coming out the end of the most intimidating month thus far.  And we’re doing okay.

If you’ve been feeling a lot of uncertainty lately it’s because you’ve been sort of fumbling around in the dark a lot and things look more frightening in the dark.  Problems loom larger and things are more scary than they would be in the light of the sun.  Time to channel that little black cat who looks down into the water and sees the mighty panther that lies within her.  Own your inner witch and take control and you’ll be able to see by the light of a full moon instead of inching your way around by touch.

Current Situation: Eight of Swords

Being tied up and feeling like you can’t get out of the situation when really those binds aren’t even tied and you could slip them.

There are tools at our disposal, but we need to open our eyes and look clearly and objectively at the true situation.  You might be surrounded by sharp swords, but if you take off the blindfold you can see that it’s not so hard to escape.  In this deck the witches tools, her hat and broom, are right outside that circle of swords (a circle of air).

I see a message in here to embrace our identities as well.  The witch has been stripped of hers and it’s rendered her powerless in this card.  Be who you are and play to your strengths.  You are AWESOME, and no one should deny your right to be your best self, no matter what that looks like.  ❤

Something to Release: Seven of Cups

Don’t be so dazzled by all the choices before you that you can’t make a decision.

My wife and I have been weighing choices on our life path lately.  Is what we’re doing working?  Do we continue?  Do we seek something else?  I think this card is an encouragement to stay the course.  It’s working, but it’s still always going to be work.  And that’s okay.  If we’re tight now, we’ll have greater appreciation for the abundance that will come later.

Make the choice, and trust that you’ve made the right one.

Something to Reach for: Four of Pentacles

Now isn’t the time to spend recklessly.  Whether you’re spending your money, your time, your love, don’t go wild.  I see a person protecting their savings.  And for us right now, money is tight, we need to be really careful how we choose to spend it and where.  In this card the door is locked and barred with golden leaves and iron bars.  There is wealth here, but it must be carefully guarded.

However, try not to stress over it.  Stressing out about guarding this is going to cost you in health.  So be careful, but also use your resources wisely, this is conservation and not preservation.  Conservation is using a resource sustainably as much as possible while preservation is maintaining something exactly as it is.

Looks like another while of our strict budgeting is in our future.

Interestingly enough, the cat is looking for a way out.  Or maybe she’s watching the circling storm clouds outside.  You never quite know with cats 🙂  It’s part of their mystery.

Other Thoughts

No wands in this spread, maybe I should be looking for a way to inject a little more passion into our lives.  When budgets are tight we feel stressed and worn out.  I’ll have to think of some ways to add that fire back into things and give us some fun.

Speaking of which, because we wanna be cool Instagram kids (XD), we learned how to make slime Tuesday night and I made some imperfect sparkly slime.  Always room for improvement, but it was fun.  Want to try it yourself?  Some Slime Recipes.