Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

 I participated in Beth’s Little Red Tarot Grounding Roundtable – And it was really awesome to hear from others about how they view grounding and their practices.

From Asali Earthwork – Ritual and Honey: a caregiver’s journey.  This really struck a chord with me because of the caregiving role I took on with my gramma at the end of her life last year.  It was a good read and a timely reminder to care for ourselves while caring for others.

 A nifty little tutorial on sewing fabric baskets, I could use a stack of these in my studio.  They’d be perfect for holding spell candles, crystals, quilt binding clips, and a hundred other loose things.

What I’m knitting:  Eternal Spring socks (on the second sock finally!), Find Your Fade shawl still (on color five!)
What I’m reading: a book of poetry by Rumi and 78 Degrees of Wisdom.
What I’m watching: Ru Paul’s Drag Race season 7, hooray for Amazon Prime!
What I’m looking forward to:  Game night!  Although by the time this is posted, game night will have been last night *grin*

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A beautiful little comic by Baopu about Therapy.  So much love for this.

The Spicy Knitter shares: Life lessons learned while knitting

In time for spring, a home renewal spell.

Today I planted some lavender that a friend bought for me.  It’s a little EcoCube planter and it’s adorable!  I’m going to grow it in the cube until it gets big enough and then plant it in my garden outside.

How to Love Yourself When Things Get Crazy.

Love this one: Can I be a Witch without Tools?  Spoilers: Yes.  Tools are just tools, they can be helpers but you can work without them.  I’m a huge proponent of witchcraft being accessible to everyone.

From Offbeat Home: An essay on “Bad Moms” and a great reminder to support the moms in your lives.

 New podcast I just started listening to: Nancy by Kathy Tu and Tobin Low.  About the show: 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…

Little Fox Tarot proposes a Tarot Oath – and I’m down with that 🙂

How do you know if a Tarot reader is the right one for you: a guide from coming out Tarot.

It’s spring and I can’t stop thinking of flowers, so here’s a handy guide: 10 hardy shrubs you can’t kill.

Another reason to love the Fearless Girl Statue.

A beautiful post from the hilarious Bloggess about chronic illness and going home again.  If you don’t already follow her blog, do yourself a favor and follow her.  Also go buy her books, especially Let’s Pretend this Never Happened  And thank me later when your sides are aching from too much laughing.

And I’m so behind the curve on this but I finally subscribed to Tarot Bytes by Theresa Reed, the Tarot Lady.  And firstly, she freaking rocks, and secondly the podcast is great even if you’re not a newbie.  And SUPER fantastic if you are a newbie to Tarot.  Thanks Theresa!

Also from the Tarot Lady: an Interview with Cassandra Snow – author of the Queering the Tarot series.  Great reading and fantastic advice to prospective clients and other readers.

Maybe you are wearing the right bra size after all.  A lovely essay about inclusivity and undergarments.
“This proved one thing to me: The exclusion of nudes for women of color and the refusal to stock packing briefs and binders and trans-friendly fitting expertise was purposeful.
I say “purposeful” because exclusivity is a choice; it is always a choice. Silence is a choice. Doing nothing is a choice. It’s 2017, and even if it was 1952, excluding inclusive options for LGBTQIA+ folks and women of color would still be a choice.”

Loved this: Little Fox Tarot shared Q is for Queer.  A short piece about queerness in tarot reading.  I agree with her thoughts here.  Get comfy with us queers, we’re not going anywhere.

A wonderful article from Autostraddle about tabletop gaming and D&D.  I puffy heart love playing tabletop games with my friends and I recently started being a DM myself.  I can confirm, it is awesome. 🙂

What I’m reading: all the quilting books I can cram down my gullet.
What I’m eating: lots of this mexican quinoa salad that I made for game night last week.
What I’m knitting:  rainbow scrappy socks!  And a giant slanket (that’s a shawl/blanket mix)

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

This report shows that Girl Scouts is freaking awesome.  If you were wondering if you should sign up your daughters, the answer is yes 🙂  Being in the Girl Scouts did more for my self esteem and sense of empowerment than anything else in my life. – “These girls display more positive life outcomes compared with non-Girl Scout alumnae. These outcomes pertain to sense of self, life satisfaction, leadership, life success, community service, and civic engagement.”

Why the Resistance Must Be Accessible.

Saturday Morning Cartoons on Autostraddle: Finding your place at a protest and in the resistance.

Some self care that I’d like to indulge in – Make your own lotion bars.

Magic School Bus: Ms. Frizzle as a Queer Legacy.

Make your own Honey tea stirrers.

Worts and Cunning has a great tea recommendation for easy evenings and self care.  And I really loved, and needed to hear and share this advice:  “When I’m feeling out of sorts, my self-care reassessment includes the following: Acknowledge you’re probably running on some false narratives. Case in point – if I take 30 minutes to stretch and meditate I will let down the entire radical movement attempting to overthrow the patriarchy. Guess what? That’s just not true.”

And from that above link I came to this one:  The World is on Fire, but You Still Need to Eat Lunch.

4 Things Men Need to do Before Calling Themselves Feminists.

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Reclaiming Rainbow Brite: A beautiful essay on Tarot by Hilary on rainbow hair and being yourself.  And Oh My God, I so very much identified with this piece.  Take out the bit about being a teenage witch because I came to my witchy-ness later in life, but so much of her experiences rang true for me too.  Middle school hell, the tentative hair coloring all the while wanting more.  ❤

From Sheep to Shawl – Knitting as a Political Act

A New York Legislator Is Sticking It To Mike Pence With Proposed Law Banning Conversion Therapy.

Holiday Self Care.

Talking through Conflict: Communicating with Loved Ones over the Holidays

From Vellamour: Confessions of a Witch – this is a lovely essay about the illusion of perfection and how it’s absolutely an illusion.  This is another one where I identified.  My altar is almost always a mess and I struggle really hard with doubting my intuition and trusting in the magic that I create.  There’s this huge ‘rational’ voice that tells me constantly that I’m making it all up and it’s a bunch of hogwash.  ❤ this little piece.

Hosted by LRT – a Review of the Linestrider Tarot – I have this deck but haven’t yet worked with it much, but it’s so beautiful!

And older post that I came up again and I feel is very timely:  Asali shares her after work Monday night ritual and it sounds like a perfect and relaxing thing that a lot of us could really use right now.

Why feminists (and women) need intergenerational friendships.

Check out this new indie Tarot deck: Dark Days Tarot – and if it’s your jam, it looks like mine, back the project on Kickstarter!

Joanna Powell Colbert shares a lovely piece on Entering the Dark, Sacred Silence. Very timely for me as we’ve had overcast grey skies for days and it’s making me feel weighted down and tired.

A post on oracle decks from Lavender Moon.  I just added a bunch to my wishlist.

From Autostraddle: Some healing magic and spells

What to do when a Tarot reading confuses the heck out of you.

What I’m Knitting:  Technically this was crochet, but I made chair socks!   Also I’ve picked up my cross stitching again and I’m working on my Frosted Pumpkin Stitch Along from last year.  I’m so behind!

What I’m watching: the New Gilmore Girls Episodes!  I am 80% happy and 20% WTF.

What I’m eating:  ZOMG YOU GUYS, this Okonomiyaki recipe is something insanely delicious that I wasn’t expecting to taste that amazing.  And I’m not even a big fan of cabbage.  But just thinking about it makes me want to eat it again.  And I’ve made two batches of this Thai cucumber salad in the last two days.  And I still want more.