Amulets and Talismans

Amulets and Talismans

Amulets and Talismans have been used in magick for millennia. But do you know the difference between the two and how to use them?

This class will discuss the history, differences, and uses of amulets and talismans.

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AMULETS AND TALISMANS-AUGUST 3RD

 

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Weekly Reading-Four of Pentacles

Weekly Reading-Four of Pentacles, June 27 – July 3, 2022: You’ve worked hard for your money-this is apparent. But are you foregoing happiness and fulfillment in life because you are playing it “safe” with your finances? Remember that the accumulation of wealth and things, while perhaps bringing security, can in fact foster a scarcity mindset. Have fun, and spread some of that money around. The Universe will make certain you have all you need, and when you share, it returns to you threefold.

Weekly Reading-Four of Pentacles
Card from: Witches Tarot
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Weekly Tarot Reading-Death

Weekly Tarot Reading-Death, June 20-26, 2022: A swift and sudden change is about to occur. This event may cause great upheaval and feelings of loss. However, the death of ideas and situations can be exactly what is needed to make room for you to experience something new. While it may be difficult to let go, doing so can bring you the freedom you so crave. Let these things go, mourn their loss, and prepare for the future.

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Weekly Reading-King of Keys

Weekly Reading-King of Keys, June 13-19, 2022: Be on the lookout for a major promotion, a heightening of income, or a furthering of career achievements. Careers in finance, real estate, and business are typical for the King of Keys. However, management in any industry can be forthcoming. This may also be a good time for self-employment and business expansion for you or a man in your life.

Weekly Reading-King of Keys
Card and Words of Wisdom from: The Akashic Tarot
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Weekly Reading-Five of Wands Reversed

Weekly Reading-Five of Wands Reversed, June 6-12, 2022: Stop worrying about whether or not you will be victorious in your endeavors. You cannot come out on top all of the time. Your insecurities are keeping you from moving forward. Don’t let your fear stop you. Work hard, do your best, and all will be well. But remember, sometimes not getting what you desire can lead to something even better. So forge ahead and trust in the Universe to guide you.

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Weekly Reading-The Hanged Man

Weekly Reading-The Hanged Man, May 30-June 5, 2022: Your intuition and psychic abilities will be heightened this week. Time to get out those divination tools and put them to good use! Watch for synchronicities, omens, and signs. They will be coming at you fast and hard. Relax, let the information flow, and see what amazing things you will find yourself manifesting. Have a great week!

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Weekly Tarot Reading-Four of Wands

Weekly Tarot Reading-Four of Wands, May 16-22, 2022: It’s time to celebrate!! This card portends the culmination of your hard work, a major event (such as a wedding or graduation) or the achievement of a goal. An accomplishment such as this deserves a party! You deserve to be recognized for this success. Enjoy the limelight and have fun !

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Weekly Tarot Reading-Eight of Wands

Weekly Tarot Reading-Eight of Wands, April 18-24, 2022: This will be a whirlwind of a week. It seems like everything around you is speeding up. Try not to let this frenzy stress you out or wear you down. Flow with the maelstrom, not against it, and you will find that the ride is not nearly as bad as you feared.

Weekly Tarot Reading-Eight of Wands
Card from: The Dragon Tarot
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Weekly Oracle Reading-Peace

Weekly Oracle Reading-Peace, April 11-17, 2022: Regardless of creed or culture, our need for peace is universal. This card invites you into its sanctuary to gain insight into your current predicament. Peace is not only found in calm, harmonious surroundings; peace is a state of being, which can be cultivated from within.

By creating a space unencumbered by restraints of the mind and dramas of the ego, peace can breathe, contemplate, and lead you to a richer understanding of its authentic nature.

Weekly Oracle Reading-Peace
Card and Words of Wisdom from: Vintage Wisdom Oracle
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Finding Beauty in the Little Things

You would think that living in a forest amongst the Lodgepole and Ponderosa pines that beauty would be easy to find. And it is. As the autumn progresses the land here is dipped in shades of green, gold, red, and umber. It rained yesterday and the droplets on the trees reflect the rising sun, looking like diamonds amidst the pine needles and aspen leaves. However, I am not speaking of the obvious sort of beauty. The beauty that assails your senses and leaves you breathless. No, I am talking of finding beauty in the little things. Beauty in the less obvious places.

Have you ever looked at a weed? I mean, really looked at it. Have you noticed the whorls, the geometry, the beautiful simplicity it projects? I hadn’t either until I started taking photos of plants around my property. The perfection, the beauty of a weed is amazing. We may still want to remove them (though many are actually beneficial and/or medicinal) but we can’t deny that they can be lovely-especially when they are in flower.

Finding Beauty in the Little Things - a whorled weed from my yard.
A whorled weed from my yard.

Little Things Can Be Amazing

Have you ever sat and watched a bee? For 20 minutes? I have. I got caught up the other day marveling at the industry, the loveliness, of this tiny little creature. Many of the flowers are gone, but they have found the sweetness of the hummingbird feeders. The hummingbirds have since migrated away (a different species than I was familiar with in the Central Valley) so the bees have appropriated the feeders. I was going to take them down but now instead, will refill them just for the bees. Forget the bird watching. Now I am an avid bee watcher as well.

Once you start looking at life differently, finding beauty in the little things is easy. Take dust motes for example. I never realized how beautiful they can be when you watch them whirling about in a beam of light. Makes your household chores that much easier to accomplish when you can have something wonderous to look at around every corner. And trust me. In this environment, I’ll always have dust to marvel at.

Finding Beauty in Unusual Places

As I continued on my quest to find the beauty around me, I began to look in unusual places. At least they were unusual for me. I began to look at (and under) rocks, twigs, and brush. I found beauty in a petunia that had sprung up between the cracks of a retaining wall. The last owner must have planted petunias last year, giving us a splash of color to greet us this season.

Finding beauty - a petunia between the rocks in a retaining wall.
Last year’s petunias add to this year’s beauty.

I then found myself marveling at the moss growing on a rock. Moss you say. Is a rock really that interesting? It is! The textures, the shades of green and brown with a smattering of rust and gold. It looked to be as soft as velvet. It was, but a bit spongy as well. Yet, look at how lovely the texture it, how delicate the moss seems. Amazing!

Luscious moss covered rock.

Little Things are Beautiful

The vastness of the blue sky, the soft whiteness of the clouds, the seemingly endless forest scape – these things are beauty portrayed on a grand scale. But a single drop of water shimmering on a one needle. The flicker of a tealight candle. The tip of a warm, wet, black nose directly in your eyesight as you awaken in the morning. This are the little things that we can find beauty in. They are all around us. From the sun reflecting off of a puddle in the parking lot of the grocery store to the smile of your neighbor as they wave from across the street. Keep looking for the beauty that is all around you, hiding in the unusual, the little, and the weird spaces around you. It will make you smile, your heart sing, and bring you joy.

Blessings!