Archive for March 2018

No Foolin’ – All About the Tarot Fool Card

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

In my latest podcast, I discuss The Fool card in Tarot–including Keywords, Esoteric Correspondences and Pop Culture references–as well as decode this image through my 7 Clue Method. Listen in at this link. What is your favorite version of The Fool? What Keywords do you often associated with this card? Share in the comments below!

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Living Life Intentionally – The Pagan Square Mile and the Druid Transmitted Infection

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

After a lovely time down at OBOD’s Gulf Coast Gathering in Louisiana, my mind has been coming back to something I discussed with a lot of folks – “The Pagan Square Mile” and the “Druid Transmitted Infection”. I was introduced to both of these concepts through presentations given by Kristoffer Hughes at Pantheacon. Kristoffer’s presentations

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Rabbit Symbolism in the Tarot and the Queen of Pentacles Breeder Card (Podcast)

Mar 30th, 2018 | By

In my latest podcast, I discuss rabbit symbolism in Tarot–and how pop culture references to the bunny can enhance our readings– as well as how the Queen of Pentacles “Breeder” card connects to fertility. Listen in at this link. Looking through your favorite (non-RWS) Tarot decks, how many cards featuring rabbits can you find? Share

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Hekate Einalian Set to Music

Mar 30th, 2018 | By

You may remember that I recently posted some devotional words I had written for Hekate Einalian, Oceanic Hekate. If not, you can read them here. The story behind this is as follows: I had been invited, along with my family, at very short notice, to embark on a sea trip to the continent. I felt

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Maltese Easter Adventure

Mar 30th, 2018 | By

  In Search of the Goddess I arrived in the sweltering heat of the small Mediterranean Island of Malta for Easter 2010 after hearing it had over forty Neolithic goddess temples scattered across the landscape. Being Easter and with 98% of the population being Roman Catholic Malta was preparing for ceremonies and parades to remember

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Communicating with your Higher Self through Tarot

Mar 29th, 2018 | By

One day, I was sitting in a Golden Dawn temple and Ptah was being channeled by one of the members. It was quite fascinating to watch how this persons entire demeanor changed as Ptah. They even walked differently. We each received private messages. And when I stood in front of Ptah , he had a

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The Goddess is a Spring Duck

Mar 28th, 2018 | By

Despite archaeologist Marija Gimbutas’s observation that water bird symbology is ubiquitous in the archeology of Old Europe, we don’t often think about the Goddess as Mother Duck. But she is unquestionably an archetype of spring. Many world mythologies trace the beginning of the world to the hatching of a cosmic egg. The goddess Inanna is

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The magic of: Eggs

Mar 28th, 2018 | By
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The magic of: Eggs From teeny tiny quails eggs up to huge ostrich eggs they come in all sorts of shapes, the delicate outer casing containing the yolk and the white.  Boiled, scrambled, fried, poached or sunny side up…how do you like yours? An egg is a complete neat package of life and is very

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Scorpio, Death, Resurrection, The Phoenix and The Sun

Mar 27th, 2018 | By

In this episode of the Naked Tarot Podcast, I discuss the mystical, symbolic aspects of the death and resurrection of Christ as represented by the scorpion/Scorpio and the Phoenix–as well as the Death and The Sun cards of Tarot. Listen in, or download, at the link below. Scorpio, Death, Resurrection, The Phoenix and The Sun Podcast

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Karma, Projections, Fantasy and Delusion

Mar 27th, 2018 | By

Karma, Projections, Fantasy and Delusion By Imelda Almqvist   Karma (/ˈkɑːrmə/; Sanskrit: कर्म, translit. karma, IPA: [ˈkərmə] ( listen); Pali: kamma) means action, work or deed;[1] it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).[2] Good intent and

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