Weekly Readings

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How to be of Service  In spiritual communities, it’s often believed that at your lowest point, to be of service to someone else can turn your entire situation around. That looking past our own suffering for ways to alleviate the suffering of someone else is a key to happiness and fulfillment.
No time like the present to test the theory, right?

Use Your Words: how speech can shape the revolution.

A new tarot spread from Asali Earthwork about transitioning from Winter to Spring.

Also from Asali: Ritual and Honey for casting away.

What I’m knitting: Eternal Spring socks: because everyone needs some red lacey socks!
What I’m playing: Lego Jurassic World (SO FUN)
What I’m eating: I’m experimenting with meal replacement bars because I’ve been making lots of terrible eating choices and my health is suffering because of it.  These are helping me keep my blood sugar in check.
What I bought: All the unicorn related sock yarns!  From the Lemonade Shop and Sheepy Fibers.
What I’m learning: how to quilt!  I found a craftsy class I liked and I’ve sewn a simple patchwork quilt top!  Then I went on to make a wee pieced block.  It turned out all wrong and wonky, but I learned!  Who knew you had to add on seam allowances?   Well, I would have if I’d read the instruction section 😉  Sometimes I have too much Swords (I-know-how-to-do-it-already!) energy and not quite enough earthy Pentacles (let’s-read-the-instructions-first) energy.  I’m great at starting and less great at finishing.  Did I mention that my sewing machine wasn’t working and I figured out how to fix it all by myself?  Pretty proud of that little feat 🙂

 

 

Weekly Readings

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Adorable Baby Animals because it’s been a rough week.

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Tiny gnome.  It’s a Anna Hrachovec pattern from Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi – via GIPHY

From Jezebel: A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support.

Beth from LRT answers the question: Can you do Tarot Wrong?

Contemporary Norse Gods – a creative imagining way of the Norse Gods interacting with the present world.

A little Calm for Your Day a video of the history of handspinning.

Check out this adorable knit unicorn pattern!

8 Middle grade books with LGBTQ characters.

Ways to re-purpose tarot cards into craft projects.   I loved seeing this post.  I have a deck that had some seriously misogynist imagery on some of the cards and it really upset me.  I thought about reselling the deck, but I didn’t want to put that energy back out there, so I decided to keep it.  I held a little ritual where I burned the cards that upset me and I’ve kept the rest to create art.  One card now sits on a household shrine, one I decoupaged onto a tarot ritual candle I use when doing readings, one of them I put into a moon shrine.  There are infinite ways you could transform cards.

Some coping skills shared by Autostraddle.

Trump and the radicalization of young white men, scary stuff, but kind of know your opposition thing.

Why you might want to start wearing a safety pin.

10 Ways to use your anger against Donald Trump.

Photos from Anti-Trump demonstrations to inspire you.

A tarot spread about a card that keeps cropping up in your readings.  Warning: this spread uses the term ‘stalking’ to describe a card that keeps appearing and I’m not down with trivializing the use of the term stalking.  Because stalking is serious and it’s not a joke.

What I’m knitting: more hats!  A Norwegian Star Hat and an Ombre Hat.
What I’m eating: rainbow chip cookies – stress eating, blargh.
What I’m watching: Teen Wolf!  Such a great distraction of a show.
What I’m listening to: mostly nature sounds to help me sleep and unwind.

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Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

As I mentioned before, I’m way behind so this one will be long as I catch up on a few weeks wonderful linking!

A Halloween Crocheted Wreath that anyone can make.  The pattern is even free!

From Lavender Moon: rebirth and renewal: a tarot spread for healing.

Ethony offers some advice on what to do when a Tarot reading goes all to crap.

Benebell Wen has created a downloadable set of RWS cards with keywords and planetary associations and some other customizable options for anyone wanting to learn their cards, or for anyone who wants to enhance their understanding.  It’s a pretty cool project!  Check it out!

Asali Earthwork shares some open readings.  It’s kind of just the right nudge that I needed to remind me to do the same.  I need to read more and share more.  She also created a lovely Two Waters Tea Spread, go check it out!

On Little Red Tarot: an interview with Brettley Mason about their Etsy shop Teal Pansy Jewelry.  My Etsy wishlist just got a little bigger!

Also on Little Red Tarot from Andi Grace: I believe you: a tarot spread for femme survivors.

And one more LRT, Asali shares an interview with Courtney Alexander, creator of the Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot Deck.  You can support this deck creation by heading over to the Kickstarter!

Andi Grace again on setting boundaries and some wonderful resources (books and workshops) about helping you learn to develop and maintain your own boundaries.

Something that sounds fun: a webseries about queer ghost hunters!

Beth shares a Tarot reading for an anonymous querent over on Autostraddle.  I find it fascinating to see how other people read cards and see how I would read it and what I can learn from the difference.  Also, I think Beth, founder of Little Red Tarot, is way cool, as you might have noticed, I reshare a lot of her stuff.

10 Best Transwomen in Comics!

An article about the appropriation of Native culture in fashion and at the end there is a list of places where you can buy items from ACTUAL NATIVE PERSONS if you want to support the actual people who are from the cultures.

I was a Girl Scout for 13 years and my experiences were some of the most empowering and self affirming of my LIFE.  So I’m always down to hear about what fellow girls and women are doing, and this article made my day!  This NYC Girl Scout Troop Is Making Our Feminist Dreams Come True.  Also You can help Jenkins and the enterprising young ladies of Troop 3484 reach their goal by donating here.

Feminist Nuns Cycling Across Nepal to Protest Human Trafficking.

Emma Watson delivers a powerful speech about sexual violence.