TEN MINUTE MAGICK | Queenly Embodiment Spell

TEN MINUTE MAGICK | Queenly Embodiment Spell Welcome to your newest magickal life-hack, witchy lovelies! Today, I’m going to walk you through a queenly embodiment exercise designed to connect you to your power and resplendence. Get comfy, take a deep breath, and travel to your mind palace: You sit on a golden throne, your glorious … Continue reading TEN MINUTE MAGICK | Queenly Embodiment Spell

A Call for Radical Self-Love

Ever had one of those weeks that were anything but magickal? This past week was one of those weeks for me--a cold that's been lingering for the better part of a month caught its third wind, my daughter got sick as well, a car accident left our rear passenger door looking like swiss cheese (no one was … Continue reading A Call for Radical Self-Love

Sovereignty, Boundaries, and “Bitchiness”

Creating strong boundaries does not make you a "bitch." I can't tell you how many times this missive has been hurled at me when I've spoken up, stood up for myself, or changed the dynamic in a relationship. And I know I'm not alone--one of the most common themes I've found through the work that I … Continue reading Sovereignty, Boundaries, and “Bitchiness”

The Holiday Wellness Spread

We all know how trying the holidays can be—the constant stream of events, visits, and gatherings can leave us feeling completely exhausted. The pressures of gifting coupled with our unreasonably high expectations of how our holidays should play out often causes us to feel a hell of a lot less jolly than we’d like. Not … Continue reading The Holiday Wellness Spread

5 Signs You Should Get a Tarot Reading

Modern tarot is a far cry from the parlor trick antics it was once associated with. Gone are the turbans, the crystal balls, the sleight of hand. In their place are sage bundles, aura crystals, and the careful consideration of psychology, self-care, and social justice. It's safe to say that today's tarot is less about … Continue reading 5 Signs You Should Get a Tarot Reading

Which Work is Worth It: Using the Elements to Decide Where to Focus Your Energy

I've been in major creatrix-mode lately. I can't tell you exactly when the muse began whispering her generative goodness, but I can tell you that ideas are running free and wild in my mind 24/7. This is electrifying, of course, but it's also frazzling--my thoughts are being pulled in so many directions that I'm finding it difficult to actually do anything. … Continue reading Which Work is Worth It: Using the Elements to Decide Where to Focus Your Energy

Closing the Door on Bad Habits

The pathway of healing is not a wild, untamed path. It is a manicured path, a watered path,  a tended path. The sweet bloom of integration can only unfurl under certain conditions; as Miles of Sideways puts it, "Pinot is very temperamental. Only the most nurturing of growers can bring it into its fullest expression." If the soil … Continue reading Closing the Door on Bad Habits

Summer Lovin’

Every year, it's the same--I wake up one morning, step outside, and just know that midsummer has arrived. The heat rises from the earth and the pavement, the mayflies hatch and glint in the sunlight, the tree-branches buckle beneath the weight of fully grown leaves, and the echo of drum circles heightens my focus like meditation … Continue reading Summer Lovin’

The Beautiful Dynamism of the Two-Card Spread

Anyone who travels in the circles of my twitter sphere knows that I'm a fan of the two card spread.  The simplicity of the one-card is almost too simple--done as a daily draw, it tends to reinforce traditional interpretations which, if you're starting out and still getting the hang of meanings, is great.  If you've … Continue reading The Beautiful Dynamism of the Two-Card Spread

Traversing the Wormhole of the “Culinary Underbelly”: An Exploration of the Magician

In his book, Kitchen Confidential, chef/author/travelogue god Anthony Bourdain reveals in shocking detail the twenty-five years he spent as a chef and cook in the "culinary underbelly" of the restaurant industry. As one would expect, there are palatable tales: his incomparable dining experience at The French Laundry, for one. But Kitchen Confidential is not a book about food. … Continue reading Traversing the Wormhole of the “Culinary Underbelly”: An Exploration of the Magician