Now is the time to start making wiser financial decisions for the future. You can no longer sit idle and allow yourself to spend money rather saving. If you’re after something large then it requires large sums of money to do it. Make the steps now to do what you know has to be done. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Summer is just around the corner and there are trips and things which require your financial stability. You may feel helpless and bored while saving but you’ll be proud you did.
I honestly started with Wicca before I merged into Paganism and then Mysticism and Spirituality altogether. Llewellyn has a myriad of books out there on Wicca for beginner’s, and I recommend them all. Some authors are fluffy or blah, but in the craft, all we are is knowledge (the soul is an immortal center of gnosis), so absorb as much as you can from all sources and just make your own mind up. You’ll eventually start with a pantheon (as most do), I chose Greek and Norse.. and felt comfortable there (still am!). Some choose Asatru only, some choose Kemeticism only.. some go voodoo or root working.. depends on what you’re interested in.
Many beginners do also start with being eclectic.. and absorbing tidbits from all over to weave their path… so experiment and play around with what your soul is telling you.. with what in your soul feels right to believe in. Many people want to make others think their religion or beliefs are exclusive and no one outside of their race or group cannot participate, but remember that we are divine souls beyond ego, and it is their ego telling them they own spiritual copyrights on certain practices.
Start with the beginners books, then study symbolism, pick up a dream encyclopedia (can be used interchangeably as a symbolism resource book) and use it to decode your dreams, and pick up a divination tool. Runes are easiest.. just work with symbols altogether because that is what the occult runs on, essentially. Working with a diviantion tool will teach your mind how to stitch together symbolism (which is crucial in magic and manifestation). By weaving meanings together, you learn aspects of the occult no other might understand.
The whole point of these paths is to grow, expand the soul, connect with body and nature, study the self, connect with the higher realms, and be better prepared to handle our reality— and of course the main point: become the master of our universe by knowing this esoteric and occult knowledge. By having this knowledge, you’ll see how you are advantaged over those who don’t know it. This is called esoteric.
If you want to get deeper and find the beginners books have been absorbed, pick up Tarot (full of occult) and pick up Tarot books to learn that… much more complex and is a powerful occult tool for being in control of your reality. Other great stuff to look into is simple herbal magic, crystal energies, the 7 primary chakras, the law of attraction, basic metaphysics, sacred geometry, and so on. As you absorb more knowledge and learn to trust yourself, you will begin to open your psychic center (or third eye). Once this opens up, you can begin stimulating it more by practicing meditation, visualization, and will power exercises.
You will suddenly begin having more psychic experiences, such as receiving messages, following your gut instincts, fixing your problems through your dreams, and so on. In this path, Knowledge Is Power, so you will never truly stop learning.. also, I learned best when I started by joining pagan forums and wiccan forums. Mentors are extremely helpful! Don’t be afraid to learn from others, and as you learn, you’ll begin to feel the empowerment that occult knowledge gives, but always try to be humble and don’t be afraid to allow wiser people to guide you. Also, another major thing about this path is that we spiritualists accept that we are both student and teacher in all situations.
Hope that helps… good luck.
I love tea, all varieties, and all flavors. Here is a list of all of the brews, combinations, and blends that I have come up with personally that I enjoy. If you’re not partial to herbal teas, I please ask you to try to acclimate yourself. Their health benefits are impossible to ignore, and their…
Herbal tea and tea altogether is excellent for you. When I worked at Teavana, I learned so much about tea. Before I worked there, these were my own crafty recipes for tea that I loved making and some day after my non-compete agreement ends with them in 2015, I will maybe sell my little teas with my deodorants, lotions, oils, and creams I make. :)
The Anchor ➡️ tells me that within 1 to 3 months there will be fulfillments of hope.
The Letters ⬆️ speaks of sad news to come.
The Pig ➡️ encourages me to seek out earthly pleasures and enjoy in life at this time.
The Road ➡️ appeared naturally in the spread without any rotation need. This emphasized how life will flow smoothly if I allow it to. Also, what I’m doing (my chakra ebook) will equate to long-term happiness.
The Moon ⬆️ guards against laziness. In Full, she urges me not to hesitate or my plans and future success will expire. She cracks the whip subtly to say, “Get to work on that ebook!!”
Other cards like The Demons⬅️ told me not to act foolish in the name of fun. The Knot ⬇️ told me how I have strong bonds for life. All in all the cards told me that I have a good life and that there is lots of enjoyment to be had. When times get rough, don’t act foolish focus more on communicating and reconciling. Also The Snake ➡️ did tell me not to trust people or take new risks I think with my book, so don’t trust editors.
Working with my Retromix Lenormand at 04:37. Beat, but motivated to see what’s going on for my soul path in the next several weeks. I see big changes. :) The Clouds II card opposing The Snake just reeks of ego conquest and dispelling all the negative vibes I’ve had coming my way. When The Clouds II appears in the timeline row as The Past, this depicts an uplifting environment free of dark swings. And in my deck The Book from traditional Lenormand has been made The Laboratory. And The Man in the past position reflects The Laboratory (and grand-squares The Ruble and The Children— can you say authorship succeeded? Hehe. So blessed. Mwuah!
Never be afraid of the numbers— pictures are great for the photographic mind, yes, but the numbers are also great to work with… never mind the pictures, that is a different style of Tarot introduced in RWS and beyond that toward the 2000s when graphic and digital art came out.
My advice is learn Tarot Numerology, memorize the key attributes and keywords, and you’ll be set to use those minors without wasting the potential wisdom they have for you.. and this website is excellent:
As for reading with just court cards and the major arcana, remember, once upon a time, lore has it that there were only 22 majors in the deck. Using just the court cards would definitely work, if not work better for you because you can assign the astrology to them. Look up some basic keywords or borrow the keywords from here. Associations are:
- Aries → Queen of Wands
- Taurus → King of Pentacles
- Gemini → Knight of Swords
- Cancer → Queen of Cups
- Leo → King of Wands
- Virgo → Knight of Pentacles
- Libra → Queen of Swords
- Scorpio → King of Cups
- Sagittarius → Knight of Wands
- Capricorn → Queen of Pentacles
- Aquarius → King of Swords
- Pisces → Knight of Cups
Now, you’ll notice, none of the pages were used, this is because E.A. Waite in collaboration with Pamela Smith (who illustrated the RWS deck) decided to add four more cards to the regular 52-card deck, and called them Pages, also known as Princesses. Waite was more pagan-influenced, so we see the queens as being cardinal. If you feel that Kings should be cardinal, then switch it for your use. Best way to remember this:
- Queens → Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn.
- Kings → Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.
- Knights → Mutable: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.
- Pages → Neutral: Usually Mutable, also Mixed, you decide.
3/4/2014: Whatever you are doing with a friend, an uplifting energy will be supplied to it. Expect this energy to diffuse your procrastination. The Mogul represents your drive to success, yet we see people (possibly a man) who prevents your progress. Sometimes, all you can do is walk away and focus on yourself. If he is a true friend, he will come around and understand that you needed to focus on yourself. The Mogul representing heavy emotions surrounded by The Clouds in the future position tells me that reflected to The Fox, you have been struggling with this man for some time. Again, The Dog says he could be a true friend (just having a rough time). All in all, it’s time to turn inward and reflect on how to improve your circumstances as seen in The Clouds. The Universe appears parallel to The Mogul to tell you to detach from this man or friend if you are not doing what you should be on your path.
Turquoise nuggets are excellent for opening the throat chakra in connection with the third eye chakra. This establishes psychic perception, spiritual communication, and speaking the truth of the third eye. Turquoise gets the creative juices flowing and helps with the fear of public speaking. Kept on a writing desk, it dispels writer’s block by stimulating the higher and lower mind. Turquoise also protects the wearer from negativity.
Menage a Trois
Figurative: Controversy, emotional cheating, blackmail, in love with someone else, passions torn in many directions, regret and doubt, crippling uncertainty, lust, temptation, distractions.
Literal: Infidelity, cheating, trio of people, threesome, spicing up the bedroom, loving two people at once, falling for someone else’s lover, making a sacrifice.
Figurative: New perspective, open-minded, higher wisdom, the divine realms of the mind, meditation, deep introspection, brainstorming, setting things right, peace of mind.
Literal: A flower, temperance, a chance at peace, charity, virtue, advice, intimacy, sensuality, spiritual message, nakedness.
Figurative: Success, goal setting, battles, success path, exploration, adventure, challenge, struggles, triumphs, personal goals, what one must face to win, tenacity, guts.
Literal: Actual mountains, navigating, excavating, hiking, overcoming a difficulty, doing the impossible, winning.
Honesty spells are interesting. If I want someone to tell me the truth, I just perform divination readings with Tarot cards… no need for a spell from my point of view, but if you really need the truth and you have no cards, I’d suggest meditating and allowing your higher self to guide you to the answers. If you’re looking for a charm to place over someone, just be careful of the repercussions.. magic can backfire when we do it onto others. I’d only do an honesty spell for benevolent purposes only.
For an honesty spell, I’d wear rosemary oil while giving a sprig of rosemary to the person as a gift with the intention of them speaking the truth to you. You can also just place it under their bed so they will dream about having a terrible conscience until they speak the truth, but then again, this could be affecting someone’s free will. Attach a piece of rose or lavender to this sprig.
You can also burn rosemary, think of the person, and say,
I attract the truth to be free,
When in my presence share with me,
Your lips the words, know I must,
In your faith might I trust,
My ears wide to hear your mind,
And yes your heart ever so kind.
To tell me what you have to hide.
Tell me that truth which you’ll confide.
And an optional closure for good measure,
And so this charm be good for you,
Expire on the day you spew,
The secrets I have wished to know,
And by the rede, I do follow.