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.