From James Ricklef’s Blog

James Ricklef's Tarot Blog Explore and learn about the Tarot ... and yourself!

  • What does the Eight of Swords mean?
    by JamesRicklef on August 23, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    . Here is a pithy meaning for the Eight of Swords:Mind your own business . Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page! The image on this post is a card from my

  • Recorded Online Tarot Workshops
    by JamesRicklef on February 8, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Did you miss my online workshops? No problem! You can get recorded versions of them!

  • Tarot Self-Empowerment Techniques: Your Own Fool’s Journey
    by JamesRicklef on August 29, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Here is a Tarot technique that I call “Your Own Fool’s Journey.” With it, you can use the Major Arcana cards to explore and analyze the story of your life — past, present, and future.

  • Tarot Self-Empowerment Techniques: A Tarot Vacation
    by JamesRicklef on August 16, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Here is a visualization technique with which you can go on an imaginary vacation using your Tarot cards. Use this when you need a vacation but you don't have the time or finances to go on a real one.

From Mary K Greer’s Blog

Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog "Tarot helps you meet whatever comes in the best possible way."

  • The Art of Writing Forewords
    by Mary K. Greer on April 18, 2024 at 10:41 pm

    I’ve written quite a few forewords to tarot books and in the process have looked at forewords to other books to create a checklist for what I appreciate most in them and might want to include in my own foreword

  • Deep Play Tarot Retreat in Tulum: Feb 27-Mar 3, 2024
    by Mary K. Greer on January 8, 2024 at 1:08 am

    Many of you have been asking about the Tarot Retreat in Tulum, Mexico at the end of February. Please join co-leaders, Jenna Matlin, Dreya Bloome and myself as we talk about our Tarot teachings and present a few ideas for things to do in the Tulum area – known for its archeological sites, crystal clear

  • Pamela Colman Smith photo by Alice Boughton
    by Mary K. Greer on October 9, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I just discovered this previously unknown photo of PCS by her friend, the well-known photographer, Alice Boughton. The source is The Literary Digest, July 4, 1908. Enjoy.

  • The Moon Card: Between a Dog and a Wolf
    by Mary K. Greer on September 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Do you know what the expression “entre chien et loup” or “between a dog and a wolf” means?  It is a French description for twilight – either dusk or dawn – when the half light turns everything monochromatic and you can’t tell the difference between the wild and the tame. I’ve always loved this as

From Round the Cauldron’s Blog

‘Round the Cauldron Everyday life as a modern witch!

  • Mood-Boosting Magic: Four Tips For Magical Joy
    by Megan Black on May 17, 2024 at 11:42 am

    I woke up in a horrible mood this morning and was trying to think of something I could do to help me. I have a few things in my witchy “toolbox”, so to speak, that are perfect for anxiety, depression, and a general sense of “emotional unwellness”. I wanted to share a few of them with you because I’m sure I’m not the only person to experience this!

  • Change is a Constant – A Life Update
    by Megan Black on May 11, 2024 at 11:30 am

    One thing is certain – I always feel like a broken record with the number of times things change here ’round the cauldron. But you know what? That’s just life as a modern witch, I suppose.

  • Book Review: Witchcraft Unchained by Craig Spencer
    by Megan Black on March 24, 2024 at 12:15 am

    Craig Spencer is a Lancashire-based witch who practices a regional form of witchcraft. In this book, the author explores the history of witchcraft through the lens of British Witchcraft. From history to gnosis, this book contains a bit of everything that a modern witch might need to know to further their study in witchcraft regardless of their path.

  • A Day of Revelations
    by Megan Black on March 14, 2024 at 2:41 pm

    It’s barely after 10 AM this morning and it’s already been a day of revelations and epiphanies. I had one this morning while waiting for my child to go to school and another when I left the gym. I did a tarot reading this morning about focus. I’ve really been struggling with direction in life, being pulled this way and that way at any given second.

  • keep track of your books 📚 FREE Notion template!
    by Megan Black on February 16, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    One of my goals for 2024 is to read more books. I created a Notion template to help me track my books and hit my goal! Today, I want to share this Notion template with you FOR FREE!

From the Unified Esoteric Tarot

Esoteric and Divinatory Tarot by Attila Kárpáthy

  • The Tower
    by Attila Kárpáthy on April 29, 2024 at 7:22 am

    A more proper name for the Tower would be Reset. However, reset only makes sense if we start building something new after demolition. Building the same thing with the same bricks doesn’t make sense, and the outcome will be another…Read more The Tower ›

  • No one buys books
    by Attila Kárpáthy on April 24, 2024 at 2:32 am

    I want to bring to your attention this book review by Elle Griffin, The Trial: The DOJ’s Suit to Block Penguin Random House’s Acquisition of Simon & Schuster by Publishers Lunch. There are some alarming numbers. 96% of books sell…Read more No one buys books ›

  • 3-card readings on YouTube
    by Attila Kárpáthy on April 14, 2024 at 7:04 am

    Daily three-card readings I am performing three-card readings with the Unified Esoteric Tarot six days a week through my Patreon page. The short versions of the video posted on YouTube only include the card of the day. No specific questions,…Read more 3-card readings on YouTube ›

  • Tutoring – five live sessions
    by Attila Kárpáthy on April 10, 2024 at 7:47 am

    Back in January, I announced my plan to have tutoring sessions. It’s April now, and it’s time to make another step. I have a couple of questions. I propose a five-session course on the architecture of the tarot deck. My…Read more Tutoring – five live sessions ›

From Theresa’s Tarot Lady Blog

The Tarot Lady The tarot cards tell a story...but you write the ending.

  • The Hit List – The no-good very bad tech fail day
    by Theresa Reed on May 11, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    Thursday began like any other day, with the usual routine of writing, showering, and running errands. However, it took an unexpected turn when a critical visit to the doctor was disrupted by a cyber attack, leaving the front desk unable to access the computer. The question of whether to reschedule or proceed with the appointment The post The Hit List – The no-good very bad tech fail day appeared first on The Tarot Lady.

  • Stars Crossed: What the Moon reveals about your relationships
    by Theresa Reed on May 8, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    The Stars Crossed series focuses on astrological compatibility. We’re moving past the Sun to examine the other planets in the next leg of the series. First up, the Moon! When it comes to astrological compatibility, there’s more to it than Sun signs. In fact, all of the planets play a role. However, the Moon is The post Stars Crossed: What the Moon reveals about your relationships appeared first on The Tarot Lady.

  • New Moon in Taurus 2024 – and Tarot Readings for Each Zodiac Sign
    by Theresa Reed on May 5, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    The New Moon in Taurus 2024, a celestial event of unique significance, will grace the skies on May 7th at 11:22 PM EDT. A New Moon is a monthly occurrence when the Sun and Moon align in the same astrological sign. The Moon, positioned between the Earth and the Sun, is illuminated by the Sun’s The post New Moon in Taurus 2024 – and Tarot Readings for Each Zodiac Sign appeared first on The Tarot Lady.

  • The Hit List – The quiet panic
    by Theresa Reed on May 4, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    On the outside, I’m a cool-headed, happy-go-lucky type. You’d never guess I’m walking around in a quiet panic because I have too much pep in my step. Yep, there is a whole lotta anxiety bubbling underneath the surface. It doesn’t interfere with my life. It’s just present. The other day, I was pondering why this The post The Hit List – The quiet panic appeared first on The Tarot Lady.

From Beth’s Little Red Tarot Blog

Little Red Tarot Alternative approaches to tarot, ritual, magic & more

  • #Decklust | Witchy wonderfulness for deep winter
    by Beth on December 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Free Palestine, Free Palestine, Free Palestine. The post #Decklust | Witchy wonderfulness for deep winter appeared first on Little Red Tarot by Beth

  • Goodbye, beloved Hele!
    by Hele on December 1, 2023 at 11:21 am

    "Each week I would connect with so many of you through email or your orders – such small ways, but still, you have influenced, inspired, humbled and honed me. No word of a lie." The post Goodbye, beloved Hele! appeared first on Little Red Tarot by Hele

  • #Decklust | New decks for autumn, & Many Moons planners
    by Beth on October 2, 2023 at 7:11 am

    The darkness stretchs out its arms and claims a little more of each passing day. Flocks of geese call out as they return to the river Dyfi for the cold season. Death and decay are in the air. The post #Decklust | New decks for autumn, & Many Moons planners appeared first on Little Red Tarot by Beth

  • #Decklust | Tarot for misty mornings, lunar planners, textural collage
    by Beth on September 5, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    September rolls in on misty mornings that give way to warm, bright days and evenings with a faint nip in the air. The Ancestral Healing Tarot is on its way, along with this year's Dreaming the World to Come. The post #Decklust | Tarot for misty mornings, lunar planners, textural collage appeared first on Little Red Tarot by Beth

From Sharon Day’s Blog

Stories by Sharon Day on Medium Stories by Sharon Day on Medium

  • Alexandrian Witchcraft: Vouching & Validity of Initiation — Reference vs. Recommendation
    by Sharon Day on July 21, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Alexandrian Witchcraft: Vouching & Validity of Initiation — Reference vs. RecommendationWithin the esoteric strands of Alexandrian Witchcraft, the practice of vouching serves as a confirmation of an Initiate’s journey into the sacred realm. It is a declaration, a stamp of authenticity that states: Yes, I can confirm that this person has been initiated into the Craft.Nevertheless, this fundamental process is often misconstrued, leading to a convolution that the witchcraft community […]

  • How do you take your Wicca?
    by Sharon Day on October 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Either White or Dark, but please — with only one ‘Blessed Be’!We were in a London Black Cab on the way to Floris, the oldest bespoke perfumery in England when I was reading out a terse text exchange between a Priest and myself about goodness knows what but it seemed important at the time.Blessed Be, [snark] Blessed Be x;Blessed Be, [swipe] BBx;Blessed Be, [zing] Blessed Be xArgh, stop with the Blessed Be’s Sharon, what is all this Blessed Be, Blessed Be? my exasperated teacher […]

  • ‘I am, I am’ — or ‘was’. Death and Initiation via Winding Stairs & Contrasting Squares.
    by Sharon Day on October 9, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    ‘I am, I am’ — or ‘was’. Death and Initiation via Winding Stairs & Contrasting Squares.Perfect Love, Trust, and Ritual — just Perfect.Jeremy Storey ©2015‘I didn’t enjoy that one bit, that’s why I wanted to take my initiation alone, this was a disaster, we were all fighting with each other to respond, so in the end I just shut up’ lamented the Snowflake part way through the Rite.A smile curled at the corners of my mouth as I listened to her declare for about […]

  • The River Runs Through It; The Waters of Life Revive It — Alexandrian Witchcraft.
    by Sharon Day on August 30, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Beginning in New Orleans in ‘17; to Glastonbury; to Sintra, Portugal; to London; & by ’18 – to the Big Apple and back again.“The current of the river swept silently over them all — young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self .”— Richard Bach, ‘Illusions’The Hudson River, NYC; Credit: Ryan LavenderThe Hudson River, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC – July ‘18The previous night’s thunderstorms had finally […]

  • Alexandrian Witchcraft & Wiccan Vouching: Ring of Truth or Ring of Fire?
    by Sharon Day on March 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    She was the third High Priesthood Finn to join us for an afternoon meeting to verify her lineage — in other words, to obtain a ‘vouch’ for the integrity of her initiatory status. Not, however, before Maxine extolled her utter disdain for this ‘vouching business’, as she often calls it.Indeed, I lose track of the times Maxine’s said ‘Alex and I could tell within five minutes if someone was initiated’; or, as another elder she likes to quote said ‘they smell right.’Back […]

From Maxine Sanders’ Blog

Stories by Maxine Sanders on Medium Stories by Maxine Sanders on Medium

  • Music in Alexandrian Witchcraft
    by Maxine Sanders on November 25, 2022 at 9:44 am

    ‘My first experience of circle music of sorts was at cakes and wine after my initiation; the wine was flowing, and the singing of the Witches became progressively, if not less joyously, out of tune.It was 1964 when the Manchester covenstead became the proud owners of a grand music cabinet, highly polished with sliding doors; impressively, it could stack ten records at a time.Sandy Shaw, Anthony Newley and Cilla Black would be playing at full blast as we regularly practised different scrying […]

  • Alexandrian Witchcraft: Battling the Scourge of Historical Inaccuracy — Fact by Fact . . .
    by Maxine Sanders on April 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Alexandrian Witchcraft: Battling the Scourge of Historical Inaccuracy — Fact by Fact . . .‘Freedom of Fire’, Credit: Kanakcharyulu VelpuriRecently there have been a number of mistakes regarding the contents of the Alexandrian Book of Shadows and how certain Alexandrian practices came into being. I hope they are genuine mistakes as we all know how easy it is to change Occult history, which is a detriment to the pure workings of many a Tradition.I have been a practising Priestess in […]

  • The Joys of an Alexandrian Witch.
    by Maxine Sanders on January 14, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    In the sixties, Alex and I believed our work and joy as witches meant nothing and no one is too high or low including lords and beggars, the sick, the daft, demonic/angelic and the peculiar.We were mocked and derided by the then Witchcraft elite; of course, we took no notice and continued in the freedom of what was to become known as ‘The Alexandrian Tradition of Witchcraft.’For the past fifty-three years, all manner of humanity has passed over the threshold to my home. They are greeted […]

  • The Temple Pilgrimage to the Alexandrian Grand Sabbat
    by Maxine Sanders on December 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Credit: Whitehorse StudioAn ‘Alexandrian Grand Sabbat’ was recently announced giving rise to questions about what a Grand Sabbat is. Conjectures and inaccurate responses abounded, ranging from ‘new agey fluffiness’ to heavy-duty partying with consequent hangovers to dressing-to-impress.Alexandrian priesthood as I have known it has always desired to experience the power of ritual and pure intent; and their quest for knowledge and fulfillment would not accord with the cursory presumptions […]

  • The Heartbreak of the Teacher
    by Maxine Sanders on October 10, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Credit: Michael HemmingWhen the exceptional student comes along, there is an awakening within the teacher’s heart, a rejoicing that is incomparable. A flood of joyful anticipation flows through one’s being and then when the time is right, the work begins…First the groundwork: I, the teacher have feet of clay, my knowledge is limited; I am the student too.My intention is to enable the student to embrace a state of being that will eventually and worthily attract an advanced teacher that […]