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.

 

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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!

 

 

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

Asali shares a review of the Welcome to Knight Vale tarot deck.

Beth from Little Red Tarot shares Simple Tips for Not So Simple Lives and the Ring of Fire tarot spread.

Northern Lights Witch shares A Tarot Spread for Values-Based Resistance.

Lavender Cream Scones, I desperately want to make some of these. Maybe with lemon in the icing.

Releasing into Norse practice: The beginning of a heathen’s journey.  This is the first in what’s going to be a series on Little Red Tarot.  It’s a fascinating invitation to join Abbie Plouff, in her own words,  on her journey and her “personal relationship to Norse practice, as well as what this means for my identity and my search for purpose.”

 

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

 Liz Worth shares the decks that she works with.  I always love hearing what decks other readers are using and why they love them.  It’s such an enriching experience and gives me great perspective on why I love the decks that I do.

Oh MAN, I REALLY want to see the Wrinkle in Time movie!!!  It features a brown girl as the protagonist in a sci fi movie, YES PLEASE.  A second article: The Reason Publishers Rejected A Wrinkle in Time Is the Same Reason That Ava DuVernay Is Making the Movie.

Ivan Ambrose shared a post about Racism in Tarot, and I agree with Beth from LRT who said that everyone should read it.  Also a note: if your reaction is something along the lines of “I can’t believe that happens, that’s awful.”  I encourage you to follow that thought up with “What can I do to help stop it from continuing?”  Racism in our communities isn’t a problem for people of color to deal with, we’re all responsible to take steps to support the marginalized folks in our communities.  ❤

 

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

How to read the card on the bottom of the deck.

Useful organization for your life: How to Make and Use Packing Cubes

 I’ve been doing pretty much nothing but sewing on my English paper pieced quilt lately.  I learned how last week and when I get into something like that I tend to go a little bit gang busters on it for a while.  It’s SO FUN!

hexie two

In case anyone wants to play along at home, this tutorial is FANTASTIC!  I use Wonder Clips instead of paper clips for mine though.  Those clips are amazing.

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

 From Northern Lights Witch: a Spell to Help Lift Depression

From Radiolab (one of my favorite podcasts) the Story of Alex Hai, a transgender gondolier in Venice.
We travel to Venice, Italy with reporters Kristen Clark and David Conrad, where they meet gondolier Alex Hai. On the winding canals in the most hidden parts of Venice, we learn about the nearly millenia old tradition of the Venetian Gondolier, and how Alex was forced into a 20 year battle against this job that he loved, and, in some ways, himself. 

In more Girl-Scouts-Fucking-Rock News: Girl Scouts Will Start Offering Cybersecurity Badges to Promote Interest in Science And Math Fields.

From Queen of Wands Tarot: a great essay on reading the Death card  – Death is Death.

From Asali – a lovely thoughtful review of the Personal Space Tarot.

Cosmic Tarot shares some Tarot Affirmations.

A Tarot spread to Detox your Life

Representation Matters in the Spiritual Community.

What I’m Reading: Date Knight by Bridget Essex (just finished it, OMG GOOD.  Sexy lesbian Lady Knights, if you haven’t read this series give it a go!!  Start with a Knight to Remember)
What I’m knitting: my Shawl-Blanket Find Your Fade is ALMOST DONE!  This week I bet!
What I’m listening to: Born to Make History by Dean Fujioka, it’s the opening to my new favorite show: Yuri on Ice!
What I’m watching: see above.  Yuri on Ice!!!  SO MUCH QUEER FIGURE SKATING ANIME.

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

Woman walking strong: I stopped giving way on the sidewalk and found my power.  I have had this experience too.  This article talks about the subtle ways that women avoid taking up space when walking and the way that men just expect to have right of way.  I’ve sometimes done this and it does make me feel good.  I deserve to take up space.  Walking like I had a right to be there, which I do, stopped me feeling angry at other people who didn’t pay the least bit of attention, it just made me feel strong.  Fellow sisters, TAKE UP SPACE, you deserve it. ❤

From Northwest Witch – Six Signs a Plant Wants to Work With You

From Dark Days Tarot – How to read a Square Tarot Card, perfectly appropriate given her square deck 🙂

A Spread to help you change your mindset around an issue.  I can see this being very useful when I read!  MindSet Mover Spread

On Little Red Tarot: a fantastic review of the Urban Tarot, I’m compelled, it sounds like an amazing deck!

Jess Carlson shares: How to Read Tarot Cards Like a Badass. Loved this!  Totally agree.

Weekly Readings

Weekly Readings from Wooly Witchy

The Tarot Lady just shared a post about her Writing Process which was fantastic and gave me some great ideas.  As usual 🙂  Also, if you’re not already following Theresa Reed (The Tarot Lady) what are you waiting for?!  She’s awesome and she’s kinda one of my Tarot heroes 🙂 I also just got myself one of her classes called Start It Up: The e-course for tarot readers who want to start a legit biz… but don’t know where to start.

 Beth of Little Red Tarot shared another great post in her Fool’s Journey series on Autostraddle:  Same card different decks – about reading the same tarot card in different tarot decks and how it impacts the reading of them.

Another from the Tarot Lady about creative processes:  Tarot Deck Creators Share their Creative Processes.