new in the shop: BREAKTHROUGH {Meditative Tarot Tea}

I’m still riding this wonderful wave of energy granted by the New Moon in Aries. I offer up a tea that I blended on instinct while sitting with the new moon. It was one of those blends that was too good not to share and it just so happened to fit the King of Wands perfectly. It’s got that perfect mix of energy and inspiration and risk and manifestation and I want you to enjoy it as much as I did.

Harness the King of Wands’ energy with Breakthrough and take the leap forward. This blend guides you to take the chance on yourself and reminds you betting on your spirit is always the safest bet. Let this magic move you into the confidence needed to break through any obstacles that come to initiate your growth.

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Breakthrough is in the shop right now, so go ahead and snag your batch today!

New Moon in Aries Breakthrough Spread

We’re tapping into the Ram’s energy as we dive fully into Spring. It’s the blooming time of manifestation and breaking through the toughest of obstacles still left over from winter. In that spirit, I offer up this Breakthrough Spread.

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  1. Where is there space for new growth? This position shows you where there may best be time and space to start up something new. Pay attention to this card. What shows up here may give you a hint about whether you should even proceed right now. It’s perfectly alright to take a beat and come back next week or even next month.
  2. What you already have to assist you. We never move into challenges completely helpless. There is always something within us already ready to help us grow forward.
  3. What are you missing in order to proceed? That being said there is always something new to learn- and we may have to learn as we go. This card gives us a heads up for whatever resource that may be.
  4. What may show up as an obstacle? This card illuminates your path to challenges that may pop up.
  5. What may show up as a blessing? This card illuminates your path to gifts that may pop up.
  6. Where is the point of breaking through? You can take this position as one that illuminates either an outcome or a lesson learned.

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Ostara Blessings!

I’m an educator delaying the onset of a Monday after Spring Break so here’s a late night one-card reading for Ostara.

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Forgiveness – Six of Fire from the Mythical Goddess Tarot

What lovely guidance to welcome Ostara!

The vernal equinox is a beautiful time to start new nourishing habits and make sweet promises to self. Here’s one I’m making for myself.

I forgive my shortcomings and failures and mistakes and go into this new season with clear fire. My final act of release for people and situations that harmed me is to forgive them and move forward.

Growth is uncomfortable and messy and that has to be okay too. There’s a lot to forgive in that process, for yourself and others. You don’t have to forget, but you gotta lose the weight of all that.

Happy Ostara, dear ones!

Full Moon in Virgo Crossings with a Mind the Gap Spread

I welcome this full moon as a bridge from Winter to Spring as we await Ostara. In Virgo, the full moon calls us to take an account of where we are at, and where we want to go. Mixed in with the magic of a Spring sabbat and it’s all about grounding our vision in practical details. We need a plan for where we are going.

In that spirit I offer this Mind the Gap Spread for moving into new spaces with clarity. It’s named for that jump/step we take to get on a bridge leading to the other side.

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Few bridges in life are seamlessly connected to either of the shores they connect. There’s almost always a space between shore and bridge- and so it is in life cycles.

What is that space for you? Is it filled with doubt, uncertainty, or is it a thrill of excitement running down your spine as you approach your next destination?

Whatever it is, pay attention to that space. It is giving you a glimpse into what the bridge might hide- a torrent beneath, another path, an abyss…there’s a lesson there too. Particularly as not all bridges are equal, and should you fall it’s always good to know what or where you are falling in to.

As you step into the transition, be mindful of your movements. Those first steps lay the foundation of where you are going. The preparation you do now is absolutely vital. Let the full moon in Virgo’s powered up attention detail lead you in that work.

And as always, keep an eye on your goal and what it really is rather than what it is supposed to be. A lot can happen in transition and you might find that the other side looks very different up close than what it did from afar.

All the best on your magical journey ❤

intending space

I swept and mopped my floors, did a load of laundry, and then I spent time with my Oshun space for a good part of tonight. I didn’t realize what a gift it was to myself until hours later and I was smiling idly to myself, on a Monday after work!

It may seem like a small thing, to reserve a space in your home for an altar- whether to bring in energy, manifest a dream, or commune with the divine- but I’ve found that it quickly shows up with consequence and magic. Especially when you remember to make it an active and not just a passive space.

Take time with your sacred spaces this week. If you don’t have one already, I invite you to take a moment to create one for yourself- perhaps one for the new moon, or an altar to manifest a goal, maybe you’d like to explore a deeper ancestral connection? Whatever reason you may have, however large or small, go for it and always with set intention.

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on valentine’s day we wear yellow

Today was not a perfect day, but it was one that showed me what it was to hold love unshakeable within such that nothing could move it.

I woke up to a stunning daybreak, gold shining through the windows. The day quickly turned grey and dark and a thunderstorm complete with a tornado warning followed. Much like the weather, the people I interacted with felt like a whirwind of chaos, pain, and disorder. The promise of my time beyond the workday kept me going- that and holy basil and ginger black tea.

As soon as I got home I made sure to set the tone for the rest of the day, beginning with Oshun’s space. Valentine’s Day is a commercial creation, yes- but I believe in collective power. Beyond all the consumerism, all around us thoughts are turning to love. It’s complicated, of course. Along with that is trauma and pain but love magic still rules the day, and it is for us to turn and work towards ourselves, our communities, and our healing. I hope you got a chance to let today be a space to set intentions for healing around love (particularly self-love), such that can be sustained for the rest of the year.

In that spirit, I was overjoyed to receive the news that andi grace’s collective effort, we believe you: femmes surviving toxic masculinity would be available for the community today. It fills my heart to have been part of this brewed spell of femme heart healing. The e-zine is available with a donation at your discretion and financial access. In addition a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

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this 107 page e-zine is a multi media compilation of femme genius. the contributors come from a wide range of life experiences. it features affirming and magical advice and stories to help women and femmes not only survive, but thrive while living with the impacts of the patriarchy.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and with dear love to you!

We are divine.

And tonight I am thankful for Oshun come through Beyonce who reminded us of the divinity of Black women and femme mothering- of our children, our communities, our work, our healing, and most of all ourselves. 

We drink our own sweet cool water and we sing ashe. 

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