Nosy Witch Questions: The High Priestess

Nosy Witch Questions (2)The High Priestess: How did you first discover your path?

That is an excellent question.  I’m not a hundred percent certain, discovering my path has been an evolving slow path of discovery over time.  And I expect that it will continue to be an evolving thing as I continue to grow and change.  My path is a meandering one and I can’t see around all the corners, and I’m happy with that.  It’s kind of like how my Tarot style isn’t predictive.  I don’t think I can see the future, but I definitely think we can get insight on what’s happening with ourselves in this current moment and how to take control of our destiny and help create our futures.

I was raised sort of generically Protestant, we would go to church on Christmas and Easter with the occasional detour to church on other random Sundays as well.  I went to a few assorted Sunday school programs, nothing too memorable.  And I had a youth group for… I don’t know maybe a few months?  Nothing that ever super impressed me.  When I got to college I started learning about other options, like agnosticism, and atheism, and paganism, and just about every other-ism there is.

I don’t really remember when pagan-y witchy stuff just clicked into place, but I like it.  I like the Wheel of the Year, I like the way we follow the rhythm of the seasons and I love Goddess thing just feels comfortable.

In my day job I’m a librarian and I love to do background reading.  At first it sort of drove me nuts that there wasn’t a central authoritative text that I could read and know everything I wanted.  So I read every book and website I could find, and you’ll recall the librarian thing, that means I found a LOT.  And I’m still finding witchy books that I haven’t read yet.  I haven’t yet read all of the ‘classical’ texts yet even.

It’s like that with Tarot (and with most things I get interested in).  I want to do all the background reading.  I think the best way to learn about something is to get a huge variety of thoughts and teachings on it.  No one person is going to have all the answers, and I’d be seriously wary of anyone who claims to.

These days I consider myself a pagany witch. I feel moved out in Nature or when I’m seeing people support and encourage each other.  I think we can find the divine in each other and in nature when we’re paying attention. I feel honored when people trust me enough to ask me to read for them and allow me to help them in finding their way on their paths.  It’s a responsibility that I take very seriously and I find it amazing to be a part of.

So that’s my path, so to speak, an evolving winding path that I keep discovering new parts of.  I’d be happy to help you take steps to find or move forward on yours.


Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

Where the Love Light Gleams: a free digital care package for queers over the holidays.

And while I’m at it, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, Merry Yule, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Festivus, and anything else you celebrate.  I wish nothing but love and light for you over the holidays and all through the coming year.  ❤

File this under “to watch over my holiday break”: The Other Love Story a web series about two Indian women falling in love.

Also from Autostraddle: Community Self Care

Asali Earthwork reviews the Slow Holler deck.

Okay, I loved this.  A “What the Fuck?” Tarot spread from Interrobang Tarot.  They call it a spread for “when shit is all fucked up.”

Beth on LRT shares a great post about why she follows the Wheel of the Year.  I echo a lot of those sentiments.  Happy Solstice and other holidays everyone 🙂

She also shared a post on Tarot challenges and resources.  Super helpful stuff!

This made me giggle, so I thought it might amuse all of you.  Snarky Tea!

A Gift Idea: Reproductive Rights Bandanas.