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It’s been fun but it is time to move on.
I hope you stayed up late, said your good-byes and welcomed 2013 with open arms.
In the spirit of newness, I am embracing a new online home. The launch date of the new blog is officially Saturday January 26th, 2013, the first full moon of 2013 and an auspicious date for Pisceans like me. So, when you look up at the full moon that night, with your drunk/sleepy eyes, know that both our lives are moving forward in directions only the stars could fathom.
If you find yourself in need of direction, tarot is always illuminating, like the stars themselves.
Yesterday, December 10th, was Emily Dickinson’s 182nd birthday.
Of all the women who have existed on this planet, she is one of my favorites.
This article is superb
I wrote this post awhile back.
The Dickinson Museum site
Emily’s personal letters
Happy Birthday, Miss Dickinson!
I’ve been very busy this month. I re-designed my Etsy Shop and I created a new PDF template for my readings:
I’m in the middle of a re-brand, switching over accounts to the Randi Minerva name. I’m working on a new website as we speak. It will be unveiled in the New Year, but for now, please check out the new shop. There are tarot readings available for as low as $5 and gift certificates for the Holidays.
Change is good.
Orange and black are the official colors of Halloween. This is news to no one, but in case you’ve never considered the symbolic nature of these colors, here’s some information:
Orange is the color of pumpkins, candy corn and autumn leaves. Maybe orange is the color of stars, certainly it’s the color of the setting moon. Candlelight is orange. So are marigolds and chrysanthemums, flowers popular in Day of the Dead celebrations. You can see how this color has particular resonance at Halloween.
Orange is the color of personal power. It represents will, creativity, happiness, vitality and luck. It represents light.
Incorporate orange into your Halloween celebration by placing citrine, amber, coral, carnelian or goldstone on your altar. Decorate with pots of orange mums. Put orange candles in your windows to welcome back the dead.
Black is the color of night. It represents mystery, death and sometimes evil. Soil is often black, like the dirt shoveled on top of a coffin but also like the life-giving fields where crops are planted. It is the color of everything occult or esoteric. Black, more than any other color, represents the Halloween season because it symbolizes the dark half of the year that begins on November 1st.
Black is not actually a color, rather, it is the absence of color. Black absorbs the entire color spectrum of a light wave and in doing so absorbs all its energy. This is why clergy members, witches and other spiritual people often wear black, their robes absorb energy that they can then transmute into something good (a prayer, a spell, etc.) This is where the idea that black banishes negativity comes from.
Incorporate black into your Halloween celebrations by hanging up paper bats, spiders and cats. Divine with a scrying mirror (a black glass mirror used to see symbols, shapes and sometimes spirits.) Wear your witchiest clothing.
Personally, I like to wear a lot of black eyeliner.
‘Tis the season
Yesterday, (Oct. 20th) was Bela Lugosi’s birthday. Lugosi Fun Facts:
Happy Mabon! Happy autumn!
This post is witchy and spooky and full of autumn goodness, especially if you’re interested in divination or tarot.