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maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!

As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D

Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?

Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).

Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.

Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D

Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎

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Cookbooks

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the-rain-monster:

A NYC grad student working on food stamps for her thesis has released a free cookbook for those living on $4/day.

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oooooh this is so nice!

I believe it’s important to eat well, even when you’re strapped for cash. It’s good for your health and energy! This cookbook is full of delicious and healthy recipes, the ingredients of which are fairly inexpensive.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THIS WOMAN AS A FELLOW WARRIOR AND A FANTASTIC HUMAN BEING. 

Boost so hard. Feeding yourself well is a challenge when you”ve got little income

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stagkingswife:

I know they aren’t auditory hallucinations because I had auditory hallucinations once.  For me the two are nothing alike. 

For one thing the auditory hallucinations it felt, physically, like I heard something, but when I hear the gods it’s really more like their words appear in my head like thoughts that I know for sure I didn’t think. There is also a particular quality to the voices of the gods, at least as I hear them.  It’s somehow the same as how I see things with First Sight, but auditory rather than visual. It’s some how haze-y and sharp at the same time, but in different ways.

This is something that is hard to put into words, sorry if this isn’t clear. 

rebloggable by request

Reblogging because I think this is very important to everyone who always worries about the godphone dilemma.

*nods* I’ve had auditory hallucinations and its always as if someone spoke out loud, thing like hearing my name wing called, or hearing bells where there are none.

Whereas with communicating with the entities I know ( also to point out not everyone works with gods, some are more focused on local spirits, land wights or beings like elves and fae) it’s a like when you’re thinking to yourself, except its never in my mental voice and not things I would say/think.

Bolded for emphasis.  This ask came after a different post I made about knowing what was your thoughts and what was the voice of someone else.  It’s in your head, but not from your head, and it doesn’t sound like your “head voice.” 

This whole thing is something that I once explained beautiful to a friend in conversation, and then never again have I been able to be the eloquent on the subject again.


Also thank you for pointing out that not everyone works with gods or hears gods.  I usually try to use the word “entity” instead since it’s much more general.  But I guess I slipped up this time.  Gold star for catching that and adding the caveat.  I may go back and change “gods” to “entities” because I really prefer that terminology.

And my godphone is weird. I hear the voices sometimes, sometimes it’s like radio static that I can understand. Does anyone else get this?

Mine is all mental, but it breaks into my normal train of thoughts. Such as I’ll be thinking about something and all of a sudden a “yes” comes out of nowhere or a “NO” comes out etc etc. I also sense a  ”smirk” sometimes, haha.

Hear in my mind, I meant. Very seldom outloud. It frightens me when it does happen.

^ Just dropping in to add that yes every now and then things are out loud, usually just a word or two or something to direct my attention a certain way, also if I’m sort of fading out of a dream and I sit up and everything but Someone wasn’t quite done speaking, etc, weird situations like that. Also if I’m in a meditative trance it might be just barely out loud. That’s the best way to put it. The ‘radio static i can understand’ description is spot-on for me. ~

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i have a habit of thinking in narrative— like i’m telling a story about what i’m doing at that moment in third person, and when my deities or my house spirit M talks to me i automatically include them in the narrative, like they’ve slipped their part in the story while i’m telling it :)

sorry if that doesn’t make a lot of sense ._____.

This is one of the most helpful posts ever.

natural-magics:

natural-magics:

It’s been over a year since my last giveaway, so I think it’s about time for me to host another :) Click the images for a larger view.

Contents:

  • Silver crescent moon necklace with an amethyst crystal briolette
  • Blue flash labradorite pendant, handmade by me (chain included)
  • Rose quartz heart
  • Midnight goldstone star
  • Raw celestite crystal
  • Raw green calcite
  • Tumbled amethyst
  • Tumbled moonstone
  • One antique key from this lot: (see photo)
  • Corked glass bottle containing mixed gems (amethyst, carnelian, red garnet, sodalite, and quartz)

Rules and Qualification:

  • Reblog this post to enter the giveaway, that’s it!
  • Likes do not count, though it’s fine to like this to bookmark the post.
  • Please be courteous — don’t spam reblog. This will disqualify you.
  • Deleting or altering the text of this post will disqualify you.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter, as per tumblr guidlines.
  • Your ask box must be open for me to contact you, if you win.
  • You must be willing to give me a shipping address to send the prizes.
  • The winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner shall be chosen.
  • So I know that you’ve read these rules clearly, tag this post with “magicbunnies” when you reblog it. 
  • You don’t have to follow me, though it’s appreciated if you like my blog!

Other Info:

  • This giveaway ends on Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 11 pm EST.
  • The winner will be chosen at random with random.org for fairness — I will keep very close track of the notes.
  • The worth of this giveaway is about $55 USD.
  • I will pay for shipping expenses, including international shipping.
  • It’s okay to reblog this post more than once, but like I said, please don’t spam.
  • I’ll likely be including some surprise goodies as ideas come to me.
  • All of the crystals featured are natural and untreated, besides the sparkly goldstone.
  • Do you like the jewelry featured? You can view more of my work at my shop.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Good luck and take care!

not much longer now! I’ll be including some surprise goodies, too :)

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THE DARKEST OF LIGHTS 3rd GIVEAWAY


As celebration for having over 8,000 followers and opening my new Etsy shop (TheDarkestOfLights) {https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDarkestOfLights?ref=search_shop_redirect }I’m having my third giveaway as a thank you to all of my followers.

RULES
-you must be flowing my blog
@the-darkest-of-lights and I WILL check. because this giveaway is to thank my followers!
- don’t spam your followers
-Please make sure to have your ask box open, if I can’t contact you I’ll have to pick another winner! The winner will have 24 hours to respond, or I’ll select another.
- you must be 18 or have parental consent
-I’ll be covering the shipping as well.
- likes do not count
-You must have your ask feature enabled so I can get in contact with you!
-No giveaway blogs!
-You must be comfortable with giving me your mailing address (and you must also be in the USA).
-This giveaway isn’t associated with, administered, sponsored, or endorsed by Tumblr, and each person participating is giving information to me and not to Tumblr

THE PRIZE
• 1 cedar box
• 1 rowan berry and onyx bracelet
• some ethically wild crafted white sage
• 2 tea light candles
• 4 mint medley tea bags
• 1 wire wrapped quartz pendant
• 1 mandrake* bottle pendant (sealed for safety)
• 1 lapis and titanium quartz dust cover
• 1 natural fluorite crystal
• 1 hand written mystery spell
• 1 polymer clay offering bowl
• 1 feather

The giveaway will end
OCT 8 The Lunar eclipse


Good luck to everyone and thank you again! :)

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