Tarot Card of the Day: The Devil~Reversed

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When the Devil is reversed, it indicates a growing awareness that you are currently in this state and you desire freedom from these harmful bonds. You may now be more willing and able to accept changes in your life and you may be more open to taking on new perspectives. However, it is not going to be an easy journey. You will need to battle your inner fears and anxieties to free yourself from the chains that bind you to your unhealthy habits. You need to conduct an audit of your life and eliminate those things that you know are harmful to you and your inner psyche. It may be about creating a healthier diet, watching less television, quitting smoking, spending more time with your loved ones, or focusing more clearly on your goals. Take this opportunity to bring about positive change in your life by providing yourself with ongoing encouragement and motivation. You must remain faithful to your goal of freedom.

If you have not yet succumbed to bad habits or addictions, be cautious about opening yourself up to these temptations in the future. Look out for anything that might put you in debt or under the control of another person who may not have the best of intentions. Avoid anything that might harm your body physically, such as alcohol, drugs, or any other addictions because these will prove to be very difficult to shake off later. You may believe they are only a temporary and harmless release from your personal issues but they may turn into a significant problem that could cause you a lot of grief in the long-term.

Samhain Wake Ritual 

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Set up a cauldron or spirit bowl in the center of the altar or table. Around the cauldron, set pictures of the dead and any keepsakes you have. In the cauldron you can set a mix of spirit communication herbs with a candle. A gourd or pumpkin can be used as well.Light incense and candle. You can call in the dead by calling their name and inviting them through the veil to you. Everyone can speak about the dead, share stories and play music. When done, I am sure to let them know the candle is for them to draw strength and power from for travelling. When ready, you can send them on their way. Here you can close up the rite or allow them to stay. After this, I usually make food and offer the dead some as well. I allow the dead to come and go.

Reversed Tarot Cards

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In readings,you will come across reversed cards. They can be difficult to read. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Also ,many assume a reversed card means something terrible, same as the death card.
Blocked or Resisted energy of the upright card. 
Projected-this could be a projected fear or concern.It could be traits you admire or dislike.
Delayed,Difficult and Unavailable-There could be a hesitation,a delay, uncertainty or an external delay. Overall changes may take longer then expected.


Inner,Unconscious,Private-This energy may be an inner or private concern for you.
Breaking through,Overturning and Refusing-You could be overturning,getting out from under,refusing or turning away from a situation,person or energy. 


Lacking-The upright card can be reversed as a no, not happening type of answer and energy. 

~Robin Lucas

Shadow Work With Tarot

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Shadow work is working on emotional baggage, emotional releasing , forgiveness, skewed perceptions of yourself and deeply held insecurities within yourself (to name a few). When working in any type of shadow work be willing to work on whatever comes up. Here is a powerful layout. I place them in two rows.
Card 1-What piece of yourself do you still dwell in and let go of?
Card 2-What topic do you mull over in your mind?

Card 3-What type of disaster do you secretly wish to experience and what is its purpose? 

Card 4-What are you afraid to reveal to others? 

Card 5-What false armor do you carry to protect yourself from pain with?

Card 6-What stereotype do you unwillingly fall into?

Card 7-What thoughts keep you up at night?

Card 8-Where can you broaden your perception?

Skrying Salve

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Skrying Salve
This is a little different and sometime you need to switch it up. Add dandelion to 1 cup of olive oil. Infuse for a week then strain add to 2 ice cube sized beeswax chunks. Heat on low to very low. Melt the wax and mix in the oil. Once mixed, pour into a small glass jar. Allow to cool. Before each skrying session, anoint your eyelids with a small amount of salve. Please use with care.

~Robin Lucas

Invocation of the Goddess Kali

I found this article on The Way of The Witch website. They have much more information to check out. I highly recommend going there.

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Invoking the goddess Kali

     Kali, also called Black Mother, is a powerful Hindu goddess known for bringing about endings and transformation.  “The death of the old makes way for creation of the new,” she reminds us.


An energetic presence I once resisted, I’ve now come to embrace Kali and the forward moving, forceful power she brings. Her energy is exceptional for clearing away blocks and stagnation.  She will push you to end unproductive and destructive cycles and clear the way for new paths.

Those who choose to call on Kali for assistance will likely find that she rarely shows up in a subtle way.  Instead she manifests like a bolt of lightning ready to strike your core and shake you into awareness (a true gift if you’re really ready to embrace some serious change)! Her presence will no doubt propel you to find your courage, assess your life path, and delve head first into the great unknown.  She tells us, “We must surrender our fears in order to transform,” as she purposefully highlights what we hide from ourselves then connects us to the source of our deepest inner strength.

As with all beings you wish to assist you, call on this goddess by speaking her name and inviting her into your space using the mantra (or something similar) “goddess Kali, I invoke you.” Don’t forget to ground and center yourself before this one, as she has a tendency to throw people off balance!  Be sure to hold a clear intention of what it is you are seeking assistance for and allow time to fully integrate her energy into yours before thanking her and ending your session together.  You may well find that her energetic presence is with you for weeks and sometimes longer, depending on what she is assisting you with.

As always, may your gifts work toward your highest good, and the highest good of all involved.

Thank you Kali!
Namesté

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I also found this. It’s not strictly an “invocation”, so to speak, but when I was in a lot of serious emotional pain I read this out loud and it helped. So, I thought it might help someone else, too.

Here is the website: College of the Holy Cross