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Sabbat Series: Celebrating Samhain

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Sabbat Series: Celebrating Samhain

Samhain (pronounced "Sow-Win" or "Sow-Ween") is the eighth sabbat in the Pagan Wheel of the Year and is celebrated from October 31st to November 1st. The festival originated in Ireland and similar late harvest festivals were also recognized in other Celtic lands, such as Scotland, Brittonic Calan, and the Isle of Man. Samhain was recognized as a liminal time, marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. As such, it was believed that the veil between our world and the world of the spirits was at its thinnest. During this time, villagers...

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Sabbat Series: Mabon (The Vernal Equinox)

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Sabbat Series: Mabon (The Vernal Equinox)
Mabon is one of the eight Pagan Sabbats and takes place during the Fall Equinox (September 21st-23rd). It represents one of two points of perfect balance on the Pagan Wheel of the Year—the second being Ostara, the Spring Equinox. During this time, day and night are of equal length, the masculine and feminine aspects are in perfect harmony...

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Calling all Tauruses! A special tarot reading just for you!

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Calling all Tauruses! A special tarot reading just for you!

Taurus in a nut-shell  If you were born on April 20th to May 20th, that makes you a Taurus.  Congratulations! Taurus is the second sign in the western zodiac, one of three Earth signs, and represented by the headstrong bull. Typically, people born under this sign are dependable, hardworking, and patient when at their best, and materialistic, predictable, and stubborn when at their worst. These guys are easy-going and amicable for the most part, but once you find the thing a Taurus won’t budge on…well, it’s game over. When the bull digs in his heels, there is just no moving him! The...

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Balancing the Deck: The Light and Dark of Tarot

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Balancing the Deck: The Light and Dark of Tarot

I believe that the universe is in a constant, albeit undulating or shifting state of perpetual balance. Pulled between life and death, creation and destruction, union and fraction, light and dark, the microcosmic and macrocosmic Scales of the Universe mirror each other in a perfectly, imperfect dance. Figure 1: This photo features the Triple Goddess Moonstone journal in Ox-Blood brown, the Children of Litha tarot, and the wine velvet tarot pouch (all available at Xiahunt.com)   However, while some grow up blessed with affluence, nurtured by loving parents, and surrounded by positivity, there are just as many who experience the...

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Why Keep a Tarot Journal and What to Put in it

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Why Keep a Tarot Journal and What to Put in it

  As a beginner, I used to keep a “Tarot Journal.” I put that in quotes because, honestly, you’d have to be pretty generous with your definition of a Tarot Journal to count it as one. I’d had enough of relying solely on the “little white books” that came with my decks to interpret the cards’ meanings and wanted to memorize them for myself. Well, when we want to learn something in school, we are taught to take notes, so that’s what I did. I was just obligatorily doing what I thought beginners should do, but I didn’t get nearly...

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