It's now 7pm GMT and I'll be offering #tarot readings for the next 6hrs (2am GMT) check link below for details
But like last night while I'm not doing readings I'm going to be doing a Halloween/witchy/tarot thread here so enjoy!
"you are the new wave, my love.
walk bravely, my child
but, safely and for the benefit of mother earth."
These words fundamentally helped shape who I am and I hope they help someone else too.
I'm of the opinion that just like science your magical knowledge should evolve and grow with you.
It would be weird for me personally if I was still using the book I used at 13 because I'm not the same person.
Link to that thread below
Details in Link below
Okay some more samhain/Halloween tips and tricks
Why not set a place at the dinner table for a departed loved one to let them know their still welcome. If space is scarse pour them a drink.
It signals personal closures and a time for balance please friends all of you take care of yourselves and do some self care tonight if you can.
Here are some magickal woods that can be used to help boost any divination rituals
Cherry, fig, mimosa, orange & willow.
Even just having them present can help although I place them at the compass points
Badger: courage; bold self-expression
Bat: intuition; revealing secrets: transition
Earthworm: reworking old projects
Cat: Magick; mystery; independence; psychic warning; grace
Dog: guidance; loyalty; friendship; protection
Fox: shapeshifting, transformation, cunning and diplomacy
Forests misty, dark and deep
The door between the world release
Loved ones, family, favoured pets
To join me in this even's fest
The birth of new, the death of old
I will this cycle to unfold.
Each leaf that drifts upon the ground
And in its place will rise anew
The gift of love the whole year through
With harvest gold and autumn sun
I reap the best that I have done
And as the days grow shorter still
With longer nights and winters chill
I'll work to build a better place
Wild autumn winds and crone's dark voice
Speak to me of wisdoms choice
Let me hear your words of fate
So I know which path to take
Those of you who went before
Speak to me from crossroad door
Whisper words of love and care
Let me know you are there
But I think it's a sweet little poem as well as an invocation.
Hecate/Hekate, Pan, the green Man, Persephone, Hades, the Morrigan, freyr
Apples, bay leaf, lavender, mugwort, nutmeg, sage, turnips mustard seeds, cinnamon, ginger
Speaking of apples the next tweet will be a simple divination using apples
Then using whatever numerology system you ascribe to count the seeds and find the meaning.
It's a system designed for fairly simple questions and problems.
Obsidian, black onyx, bloodstone, amythest and opal
Because of its association with endings magics for breaking bad/unsavoury habits are common.
The next tweet will contain a small ritual.
Light it on fire & drop into a fireproof dish or cauldron saying.
"I burn this trait now from my life
Upon this sacred Samhain night
It is gone from me at last
Just a memory from the past"
I personally am regularly visited by a large ass stray cat who honestly is just a Cait sidhe ( Irish cat fairy that is a blessing all black except for a white triangle on the neck/chest region)
We feed him & have a hidey hole in our garden for him but tonight he's getting some dreamies & tiny amount of milk
I will be back but feel free to message me if your interested in tarot
Hope your all having a wonderful time this evening
Fed, watered & hocus pocus on in background
Next I want to tell yall about some deities associated with divination
Adrste, Ashtoreth, bannik, carmenta, Dione, Egeria, evander, filia vocis, Gaia gwendydd, inanna, Kwan yin, Mari, namagiri, Odin, shamash & thoth
A Sumerian goddess it's likely her myth is the basis for the later Persephone myth in Greek mythology.
Where they differ is that Inanna underwent a transformation during her time in the underworld emerging more powerful than before.
Morrigan is a Celtic goddess that is a multi aspect goddess who both is and is not her minions, the ravens and crows.
She was a shapeshifting goddess of the battlefield who's minions would eat the body of the dead and she killed those left alive.
Her favourite shapes to take were ravens and crows so she could watch the battles from above influencing..cont
Think of her as bloodstained strinding through the mist.
She is old, older even than the Olympians. She was born of Chaos (the state of being not the domain of Eris, daughter of Nyx)
In the beginning there was night and it was her, literally she's the personification of night.
I was taught that she was mother to many many deities and creatures including hypnos Erebus Eris and the furies.
He was father to inanna and my favourite part of him is that he one of the rarer masculine lunar deities in the world.
Hecate goddess of magic& witchcraft is the crone aspect of this trio truly she is one of the oldest known to the greeks
She was sister to Helios, the personification of the sun & Eos, the personification of the dawn. She is the mother aspect of the trio
Born of Zeus and the Titan Leto on the island of Delos she was born a day a head of her twin brother and then acted as midwife for her brothers birth.
Likely one of nyx's children he is Death himself with a capital D
Often spoken of he rarely appears in actual Greek myths.
Anu Ana or danu maiden fertility aspect heavily associated with nature and the harvest. A sacred symbol of hers is a pure white horned bull
She had 2 consorts belenus a sun god and beli a sea god.
Next up we have Badh, mother of the cauldron this is where morrigan gets her badass reputation on the battlefield and her association with crows.
She would appear as a hooded crow foretelling carnage for the battle ahead
Several folk throughout irish mythology share the name Macha as a sort of name of honor.
She rarely favours one side over another in battle letting both sides fall in her wake.
She can kill 100 grown men with her battle cry
Púcas are a shapeshifting fairy that can take the shape of animals and humans but while human will always retain some animal characteristics
The kelpie, you harry potter fans out there may recognise this one from the book fantastic beasts & where to find them.
This horselike creature is so fucking creepy i love it they're found near water
Don't accept it's offer of a ride though lest you become it's next victim.
Things will begin to take a turn for the worse when you realise the horse isn't listening to directions anymore wether through words or touch
It's veering towards water now and still picking up speed. You try to untangle your hands from its mane try to dive off the runaway equine
Then you're in the water never to break its surface again.
Most often seen as large flocks of crows and associated with the Morrigan ( I keep bringing her up but she's so Excellent)
They are actually just large flocks of any bird coming from the west.
Fear gorta (man of hunger)
He was said to have been seen a lot in 1800's in Ireland
Trying to lure children into the murky shallows where their dragged into the depths and drowned.
Lots of drowning in Irish myths
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I'm disable & this takes a lot of energy.
And will be back again tomorrow(Nov 1) from 8pm - 2am GMT with another spooky marathon thread and #tarotreadings sale