From the Alchemical Tarot The recluse, the quiet one, the crazy old man, the weird professor...there have been many denotations for this archetype. Once glorified in films, the hermit seems to be losing the importance he once had. Obi Wan Kenobi, Gandalf the wizard, Mr. Miyagi, Yoda, these are a few examples from modern times,… Continue reading Attitudes Toward the Hermit
A wisp of wind, less warm than usual, snatches your attention. A trailing leaf catches a glint of dying sunlight. The quiet is setting in. In my last blog, I explored how the fall season asks us to let go of the outer world and turn to the inner realm. The spring and summer nudge… Continue reading Autumn And the Magic Within Us
Forgive me- I have been a very bad witch blogger. This summer took me by storm and I adjusted to a radical, magical, and completely unexpected lifestyle change. But now I'm back and with some musings about my favorite time of year. I was always an Autumn witch-from the moment I felt the crisp gales… Continue reading Stirrings of Autumn and the Pentacles Cards
A tasty kitchen witch recipe to kick start your Summer magic As the days become warmer and more colorful, the rays of the sun somehow seem more powerful and benevolent. The energy shifts from contemplative to active and we begin to feel busier (or if it is too hot, lazier). I have begun contemplating the… Continue reading Summer Solstice Peppers- Kitchen Witchery
Smoke, visualization, crystals- are they enough? Smudge spray and Rosemary smudge bundle There are countless books, videos, and opinions about energy clearing, spirits, negative energy and protection. This blog is my take on this subject and the philosophies and methods that have worked well for me. My Relationship With Spirits When I was a child,… Continue reading Protecting Your Energy- Is Smudge Enough?
This. Deck. This is definitely the most beautiful of my collection thus far. The Moonchild Tarot has an exquisite soft palette color scheme and a blend of new age and antiquated imagery. Appearance Gold design on the back There is a very interesting blend of art-deco and new-age imagery in the cards which really makes… Continue reading Review: Moonchild Tarot Deck
The goods I stumbled upon Divination Destination on Instagram (@divinationdest) and honestly wasn't quite sure what to expect until I spoke with them. I mean, online stores are a mixed bag, especially when it comes to magical and new age items. To my surprise, Divination Destination had friendly staff, a decently-sized collection (which they said… Continue reading Divination Destination Haul!
Oh my goddess! This box was oh so gorgeous and resonated so much with my personal journey. Read on for pictures and my thoughts on this month's box! What treasures await inside? Paper treasures This box makes me want to take out my book of Rumi poetry because it is that good! The paper treasures… Continue reading The Witch’s Moon unboxing-may 2019
Alright, take the image of the shrouded woman at the carnival out of your mind (unless you don't want to...I rather like the image, personally) because that is not quite where this post is going. Tarot has evolved A LOT over the centuries. It began as a card game and developed into fortune-telling, a magical… Continue reading Tarot and Psychic Abilities
A very earthy box with a lot of handcrafted love! Beautiful artwork Sugarmuses deluxe April box is simply lovely! The gorgeous olive green packaging and pouches is perfect for this month's theme as it explores fairies and the May Sabbat, Beltane. I adore the beautiful Beltane art! The box includes: *incense *2 crystals *bath salt… Continue reading Sugarmuses Unboxing- April 2019
Self-care, spiritual tools, and witchcraft- I wanted to treat myself to a subscription box and I am so pleased that I did! I am beyond thrilled-this is my first subscription box and I am in love. (No, I have not been paid to do this unboxing although, Universe, I am open to this!) How beautiful… Continue reading The Witches Moon Unboxing- April Subscription Box
Today was my cousin's birthday. It has only been five months since the day I received the news, and I wanted to do something special to honor her spirit. There are many belief systems centered around where a soul goes once a person passes, but in most cultures world over, there are ceremonies to honor… Continue reading Honoring Relatives With Tarot
Two of cups Lately, the two of cups has been following me around. I am married with two beautiful children so I did not accept the popular meaning of this card when doing readings for myself as it did not really fit in to my current situation or question. As it turns out, I did… Continue reading The Two of Cups, wholeness, and self-love
Just as the body is a vessel for our soul, so our home is a temple for our body. Happy Ostara! The Spring vibes make me energetic and want to clean everything in sight, so I thought I would post about magical spring cleaning. Witches and cleaning. I see a lot of people, witches included,… Continue reading Magical Spring Cleaning
At last I am posting a review for this gorgeous Tarot Deck! As I sit typing, trying to ignore my migraine (due to the pressure changes in the weather), I still have my window open and am appreciating the cool spring air. While searching online for a new Tarot deck, I stumbled upon the Spiritsong… Continue reading Deck Review: Spiritsong Tarot
The birds are chirping, the weather is warming, and our senses are tingling- It's Spring! Join me as I show you my new altar and a sneak peek at my 2 new decks! It seems I cannot escape dark altar colors. I really tried! I work with dark goddess energies so the deep purple is… Continue reading Ostara altar and two new tarot decks!
Self-care rituals are a form of magic. This ritual reveals our inner beauty and light. Firstly, let me begin by saying that I'm a mom of 2 little ones with a full-time teaching career and a card-slinging life on the side. Self-care rituals are not a monthly occurrence for me. My children are the core… Continue reading Waxing Moon Self Care Ritual- Taurus moon energy
The tarot. Many people see this system of cartomancy only as a way to read fortunes or as a game to play with. But the tarot can do many other amazing things...like tap into our subconscious mind where we can grow as people and find our role in the world. It can also be an… Continue reading Using Tarot Responsibly- Truth and Ownership
There is nothing like drinking a cup of hot turmeric tea, having Godiva chocolate, and listening to the wind chimes outside while sitting in my sacred space. Tomorrow is the New Moon in Pisces. New moons are the time when we, like the light of the moon, retreat back into ourselves and reflect on how… Continue reading New Moon in Pisces, Making Incense, and having chocolate
The Fool Card...in Tarot he is depicted as young, full of life, passionate about his adventure... and blissfully unobservant. In the typical interpretation of The Fool's Journey, the Fool encounters many archetypes (major Arcana) and grows from each new experience of living vicariously through them and the knowledge they possess. But the image on the… Continue reading The Fool Is…dead?
Thanks for joining me! Read on to see what you are getting yourself into. The Fool's Journey in Tarot is the journey we all begin but few seldom finish. I'm Ambry Dark, a tarot reader, light worker/shadow healer, witch, and life-long learner, and this blog is my journey under the stars. It doesn't matter if… Continue reading My Journey Under The Stars