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Want to Know About the Full Moon in Capricorn and the Lunar Eclipse? (7/16/19)

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July 16 is an astrologically eventful night, bringing us a full buck moon and partial lunar eclipse. What does that all mean? Let’s break it down. First, each month's full moon has different traditional names. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, July’s full moon is called the buck moon or thunder moon, because it coincides with the time of year when a buck’s antlers are full grown and thunderstorms are frequent. Next, a lunar eclipse only occurs during a full moon. It happens when the sun, moon, and Earth align in such a way that the Earth’s shadow moves over the face of the moon. This month brings us a partial lunar eclipse, so the Earth’s shadow will be seen on only part of moon. While much of the world — including most of Australia, Africa, South America, Europe, and Asia — will be able to see the partial lunar eclipse, the majority of North America is out of luck. A total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, because of the reddish tinge that can sometimes be see…

REVIEW: Mildred Payne's Secret Pocket Oracle by Patrick Valenza/Deviant Moon

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Cosmic Weather in July 2019! Mercury Retrograde and much more...

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Read about the New Moon, Mercury Retrograde, the Eclipses, the Full Moon halfway through July and so much more by clicking HERE for a good article from Allure Magazine. I will add more links as they are published. Get ready for a wild-ass rest of the summer!

Summer Special--Readings for a Discount Price!

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#SUMMERSPECIAL
Half hour reading using 
#Tarot and #Lenormand
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This special will last until the eve before #Lughnassad
Special also applies to 
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Summer Solstice 2019: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? #tarotbloghop

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Timing is always tricky when doing a spread for a client. I have always relied on my intuition for this just like with other elements of the reading. The timing of a specific event is usually a secondary question the client has and most of us probably pull out additional cards for clarification and set those to the side of the spread we are doing after the question is raised. This is how symbology can be used to our advantage. The topic of timing is a huge and never ending study for tarot aficionados. Tarot decks are being created continually with new art, colors, symbols, court cards, suit representations to give us hints and clues. In our standard Rider Waite or Smith Waite--based decks, symbology is determined by the clues we have within the images on the cards; the numbers, the flowers, trees, the sky, including clouds, rain, animals, birds, angels, darkness, light, various colors and the elements themselves that are represented by pentacles…

This is the Cadillac of the Rider-Waite or Waite-Colman Decks...the Radiant Wise Spirit Tarot Deck!

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Superbly packaged in a sturdy box, these are standard Tarot sized cards, border-less, shiny card-stock and easy to shuffle. Not antiqued but with that old school look and design and the use of the original woodcut drawings by Pamela Colman Smith. 

The colors are different, more bold and the backgrounds utilize stunning shades and tints making for more three dimensional art. From what I understand, the art used for the original Rider Waite backs; a beautiful design of red roses and white lilies is what was used for this deck. 

This is now one of my go-to decks that I will always reach for when doing professional readings because they are so beautiful. The book is in several languages and includes upright and reverse meanings--more in depth than with a tiny white booklet. 

Simply put to collectors; this is one deck that will be a stand out in your collection. I always recommend that my Tarot students start with a Rider Waite or Waite-Colman-Smith deck--so this can also be a student's f…

HEALING SUN SPREAD--$35 for 20 Minutes! BOOK NOW!

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It is that beautiful time of year when we are planting and starting seeds--literally and figuratively, things are growing and the green everywhere seems like a miracle. Intermittent rain showers are just as beautiful--every time it rains, the Goddess showers us with even more blessings. Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year is on it's way.

In certain cultures and traditions, both modern and in ancient times, the Sun is represented by the female, not the male gender. Amaterasu (Japanese), Beaivi (Sami), Bridget (Celtic), Ceres/Demeter (Greco-Roman), Sunna/Sol (Norse), Hathor and Sekhmet (Egyptian) and so many more come to mind.
A special HEALING SUN spread using the Tarot will be offered at a discount rate until the eve of Summer Solstice. What facets of your life need to be healed? A reading with this spread will clarify what options you have and shed some light on your pathway as you move forward. This is a twenty minute reading for $35.

Call or text me to book your appoi…

Sarahkkas Pathfinder (Wizard) Cards--The First Oracle Deck from Samiland

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The first ever Oracle Deck using Saami (or Sami) images and spiritual principles has been created by a Sami Shaman or Noaidi named Astrid Ingebjørg Swart who is based out of Oslo, Norway. She established her practice over eight years ago and teaches Astrology, Natural Healing, Shamanism, Reflexology and much more--she also teaches internationally.

For those of you that don't know, the Sami or Saami people are the only indigenous people of Europe that the UN recognizes and they live in the far northern parts of Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, mostly above the Arctic Circle. The land, spanning four countries that used to have no borders was called Lapland and the people, Laplanders, but this term is no longer used as it is considered derogatory. They are the reindeer herders of the North and many still make their living this way. They are also known for their love of yoiking or joiking, a form of ceremonial singing and chanting. Since many of the Sami are a nomadic pe…

Book NOW for Mother's Day Events

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Review of the White Rabbit Lenormand Deck

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Love this little deck! Small and poker sized, perfect for doing a Grand Tableau spread using all of the cards! 

I am super fond of the orange to red color and design of the back and the rabbit and roses motif throughout the images on the deck. 
The images have the same type of vintage collage artwork that is used in the White Rabbit Oracle decks. I did a review of those last week that you can read HERE
This deck has male/female CHILD cards and an extra MAN and WOMAN card, so 39 cards in all. If anyone is hesitating on buying this, don't! Get it! 
Comes in a small plastic case so perfect for throwing in your pocket or purse and not getting the cards messed up or dog-eared. Highly recommend.
You can find the White Rabbit Oracle store on Etsy by going HERE. The website is HERE.

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WEDNESDAY SPECIAL: Online or Phone Readings

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Online or phone readings using
#Tarot#Lenormand and  #Astrologywith  #Pendulum for $1 a minute ($20 minimum) starting Wednesday April 3rd and every Wednesday thru the rest of the month of April. 
Convenient payment thru PayPal
Call or text me at 813.312.2292 to set up a time! #tarotandstars#wednesdayspecial

Review of the White Rabbit Oracle Decks (Original & II)

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I just received these decks from the seller, Arianna Siegel and her store on the Etsy website. They arrived on time with a note from the seller and packaged in white tuck-boxes with two handouts of keywords and meanings for each card in each deck. These handouts are also accessible through the seller's personal website. Love the fact that only keywords and initial impressions are used. Nothing complicated so using these cards is an exercise of the reader's own intuitiveness.
I have to say I love both of these decks. The impressions and "feel" of the decks is a bit Gothic, a bit Victorian with some whimsy thrown in! The artwork is collage and stunning! The backs are just as beautiful as the cards. The original White Rabbit Oracle uses a Victorian design of deep greens with pink roses and the White Rabbit II has a damask leaf design in various shades of green. The backs are not mirror imaged. Yes, I do believe that you can use reversals with these Oracle decks. Mixing…

The Hidden Occult History of Moldavite

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Moldavite is one of my favorite stones and I have been using it for magick or wearing jewelry with these stones for many years now. I can tell you firsthand that this stone does not come from just Czechoslovakia but many other places on our planet. Wherever a huge meteorite has hit, one has a chance of finding these stones...not created with any compound or mineral here on Earth, Moldavite comes from somewhere else, another planet or celestial body. The term for this is "tektite" and there are many different kinds of these. Moldavite has a distinctive leafy green color and almost looks like bottle glass. Buyer beware, there are many knock offs out there if you choose to buy some of these stones. Check your sources carefully. Not sure how I missed this very cool article, but it is worth checking out, lots of information here. This is the known history, but I have another history about this stone...maybe I will write about it someday. Enjoy reading this! 
By Aria/Anita.
Story by…

Well, this would be worth a trip! DC's Witchiest Bar Will Have Tarot Cards, Zodiac Cocktails, and Unicorn Taxidermy

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Story by Laura Hayes for the Washington, DC City Paper.
Gather your coven and follow the smell of incense to Hex. The 35-seat cocktail lounge coming to the second floor of The Passenger in April will have a witch vibe that's less Halloween store and more like a visit to your quirky aunt's house. You know, the one who's always rolling crystals around in her fists to the tune of Santana's "Black Magic Woman." "I've always had an interest in all the dark stuff," says Passenger and Hex General Manager Kit Yarber. The former Left Door bartender and manager touts that he has collectables from Beetlejuice and watched anything witchy from the 90's with abandon including The Addams FamilyThe Nightmare Before Christmas, and Witches starring Anjelica Huston.  At first, bar owner Tom Brown wasn't on board with Hex for fear Yarber would turn the top floor, that's hosted everything from a Hogo pop-up to stand-up comedy, into a goth bar. But the …

TWO VERY GOOD ARTICLES ON MERCURY RETROGRADE!

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Perhaps these articles will help you survive the next three weeks...
Remember this...take it to heart!

Today Is The First Mercury Retrograde Of 2019 — These 6 Sun Signs Will Be Affected The Most. ******* Mercury Retrograde In Pisces: Reorienting Our Connection To The Divine

THE TRUTH ABOUT TAROT--an interesting article...

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The Truth About Tarot By James McConnachie Whether divining ancient wisdoms or elevating the art of cold reading, tarot is a form of therapy, much like psychoanalysis There are clues that this is no ordinary suburban living room. For one, we’re in Glastonbury. Then there’s the perfumed candle, the Buddha figure, the cloth draped over the television and, not least, the worn little wooden box that sits atop an occasional table hung with black silk. Inside it are 78 tarot cards. I have come to Glastonbury as a ‘querent’ – which is what tarot practitioners call a customer. A querent, traditionally, comes with a question. I have several. Assuming that tarot cards do not work as a method of reading the future, why does tarot persist? How has tarot survived as an object, a practice, a text, and a peculiarly velvety strand in European popular culture? Where did something so strange, dream-like and overburdened with symbolism come from? In Glastonbury’s bookshops, alongside sections on stone ci…

ONLINE OR PHONE READINGS

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MOVING TO SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...

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#TarotandStars is leaving Tampa, Florida very soon and heading for the forest and mountains...and a new life! I want to thank my clients in advance for all the good times and the healing! I will always be available for online readings or consultations over the phone so I hope we will all stay connected. I will be here until the beginning of March and if you want to get together before then, message or text me to set up an appointment or even a cup of coffee and some conversation will do. I will be working at Enchanted Triple Moon and Alchemy & Ashes until I leave. #tarotintampa
Touching down sometime during the first week of March 2019.