Author: Melissa

A Witch and a Catholic Walk Into a Bar…

I recently had the opportunity to attend a weekend intensive with Christopher Penczak, and the focus of the workshop was his book The Mighty Dead. During a guided meditation, we called upon the Mighty Dead (you can think of them as the enlightened dead, if that term works for you), inviting them to commune with us […]

December 9, 2014 witchcraft

Tapping Into Your Hidden Power: Part Two

In part one, I divulged my dirty, little secret: I am a total control freak, and one of the ways this crops up in my life is through my food choices. In my process of learning how to let go of my iron grip on how I think about and act around food, something unexpected happened. Rather […]

December 9, 2014 meditation, witchcraft

Tapping Into Your Hidden Power: Part One

In an earlier post on the tarot’s Chariot card, I touched on my addiction to control and how that has impacted my physical health. I recently experienced something really significant in my journey to release control that has helped me tap into a power that, previously, I wasn’t aware existed within me. I’ll go into some of […]

December 9, 2014 meditation, witchcraft

The Tarot’s Major Arcana: The Chariot

We’ll conclude our exploration of the first row of the Major Arcana with the Chariot, card 7, which represents our send-off point from Row One, representing consciousness, to Row Two, where we begin our journey into the realms of the subconscious. And remember, if you’re just joining us you can start at the beginning with this […]

The Tarot’s Major Arcana: The Hierophant and the Lovers

In this series of posts, we’ve been looking at the first row of the Major Arcana from the Magician to the Chariot, and today we’re going to concentrate on two cards in particular: the Hierophant (or High Priest) and the Lovers. If you’re just joining us, you can start at the beginning with this post. These […]

The Tarot’s Major Arcana: The Empress and the Emperor

In today’s post, we’ll continue to look at relationships between the Major Arcana cards in the first row composed of the Magician through the Chariot. If you’ve missed the earlier posts in this series, you can catch up with part one and part two. Today’s focus is on the Empress and the Emperor, cards III and IV, but […]

The Tarot’s Major Arcana: The Magician and the High Priestess

In my last post, I laid the groundwork for dividing the Major Arcana into three groups of seven with the Fool set aside. Over the next few posts we’ll look more closely at the first row, the Magician through the Chariot, and talk about interconnections among these cards and why they’re useful. Beginning with the Magician, card […]

The Tarot’s Major Arcana: A Personal Growth Framework

One of my favorite books on the tarot is Rachel Pollack’s Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, which gave me my introduction to the tarot as a powerful tool for personal development and a means of taking archetypal energies and using them to awaken inner wisdom. Or, in even plainer English, a means to help us live […]

Yin/Yang Tarot Spread: A Practice Reading

I’ve been working through a book by James Ricklef called Tarot: Get the Whole Story, which outlines how to create your own tarot spreads with plenty of sample readings by the author. I’m really enjoying the book thus far, and last night I felt drawn to do a Yin/Yang reading for myself. The situation For […]

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