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?

Meditation, Alan Watts and a Tarot Card Reading


I haven’t posted anything for awhile, so I want to apologize to my followers for that. It seems as though just when I get going and things in my life are getting ironed out, I get kicked in the throat. Not to be entirely pessimistic, but this cycle has been going on for most of my life. I’m not sure why and this is something that I’ve been meditating on nearly every day during my absence.

An online friend introduced me to a man by the name of Alan Watts. He has passed on, but his videos are still quite prevalent on You Tube and I have been listening to them almost every day since he was made known to me. He was a Buddist with Hindu leanings and I’m not, but what he talks about makes a lot of sense to me, not to mention the fact that listening to him makes me feel like I’ve just let go a breath that I’ve been holding for years and years. This has to be a positive thing.

Ok now on to my Tarot Reading of the Day:

The first card I drew was the Ace of Wands.


This card represents new beginnings. You’ve planted your proverbial wand in the ground and from here there are many roads to choose. Since this card was drawn in the first position of a 4 card draw, my guides are telling me that this represents a point of time in the recent past. I’m not sure when. It could have been on Saturday when I finally committed to cleaning out my mother’s house. She died in October of 2015 of multiple heart attacks attributed to a congenital heart defect and COPD. Her death has been particularly hard on me, but on Saturday a friend of mine went with me to her house and I was able to get quite a bit packed up for donation to a local charity. This may be my new beginning. This is quite a positive card. My intuition is telling me that this card is telling me that I’m going in the right direction.

The second card that I drew was the Eight of Cups.


This card symbolizes diving deep into the subconscious or searching spiritually. Diving deep into the waters of your belief system or deep self examination. It’s highly introspective. This is representative of what I said above about meditating daily and listening to Alan Watts. I’m trying to change myself for the better. In my humble opinion, if we don’t change, we get stale and our spirit suffers and grows small and still. I, for one, want my spirit to be alive and I want to lean into my spiritual gifts not only so that I can help myself, but also so that I can help others. This card represents where I am at the present moment.

The third card I drew was the reversed Five of Pentacles.

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This card shows a woman who is seemingly trapped in a bubble of her own inner pain. She doesn’t see the beauty around her because she is too focused on her own pain. However, I drew this card in reverse. So the reverse of this is true for me in the near future. This is a positive card in the reverse position (It can be seen as positive in the upright position as well. Showing a person that they are trapped in their own pain. Sometimes it’s good to get perspective on a situation so that we can move in a positive direction.) I hope that my world will open up and that I will have a chance to help others get out of their pain or at least begin to manage it. I believe this is one of the reasons I have incarnated in this place at this time: to help people ascend into the best version of themselves that they can be (This goes for myself as well.)

The fourth and last card I drew was the major arcana card, The Sun.


This is a very positive card and since it is situated in the last position in the four card draw, it represents not my near future, but a future that is possible for me further down my time line. It is showing me that a dawn will come after the darkest period of my life I’ve experienced so far in my life. It indicates fulfillment as well. All I’ve really ever wanted out of my life is to be as content and happy as I can in whatever situation I find myself in. It’s hard to be an optimist when all you see around you is darkness and pain. I know that all too well. However, this card gives me hope that the sun will again shine on mine and my daughter’s lives and that our deepest heart’s desires will be fulfilled. This rekindles my hope, which has been suffering for the last year and a half (basically since my mother died).

I hope this post was interesting to ya’ll. If there are any questions or help that I can give, please comment and I will answer you as quickly as I can. I realize that what’s going on in my life isn’t really that interesting or that important to anyone else but me, however I hope that the tarot card meanings were informative and helpful to ya’ll.

I want to thank everyone who comments and follows me. It is truly an honor.

Blessed Be.

Moonstone Blessing


Moonstone Blessing

Spell Date:  Thursday, March 5, 2015
Color of the day:  Crimson
Incense of the day:  Apricot
I like to keep a blessed moonstone with my divination tools. Both Grandmother Moon herself and moonstone carry the lunar qualities of intuition and feminine power and guidance. These qualities are important to embody when performing divinations, especially for others.
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Today’s full moon is a perfect time to bless objects with the moon’s power. Take a piece of moonstone outside and stand under the glowing moonlight—basking in her energy. Hold the stone in cupped hands, moonlight pouring over it, and say:

“Grandmother Moon, please lend your
Your firm yet gentle guidance.
Let us feel your nudges through our
So that not only may we be guided,
But others may also helpfully be led.
Lend us your lunar light so that as
needed it may shine day or night.
Blessed be! So mote it be!”

Store the moonstone and your divination tools together so that their energy and charge may meld.

Simple Spell To Increase Psychic Ability/Power

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Light a yellow or purple candle and while gazing into its flame, three times say:

Blazing fire, as you dance,

Give me now, the secret glance.

Call upon my second sight,

Make me psychic with your light.

Blazing fire, shining bright,

Give me now, the second sight.

Extinguish the candle and proceed with any planned divination. Repeat this spell as often as necessary, or before any psychic readings as part of your regular preparation process.

Basic Glossary of Voodoo Louzianne

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Asson-Sacred Rattle given during a Mambo or Houngan’s rite of passage from an ordinary initiate to the priesthood. It is a symbol and action of their power as a priest/ess of the lwa.
Atibon Legba– Name invoked for the guardian of the crossroads “Papa Legba” of Dahomey origin known there as Elegba Elegbara. All rituals start and end with Legba.

ATR-Abbreviation used meaning African Traditional Religion, used to denote any religion and practice based on African Tribal Traditions including: Palo, Santeria, Umbanda, Quimbanda, and Vodoun and many others.

Bawon– Also spelled (Baron) the husband of Maman Brigitte and father of all the Ghede. He is also the purveyor of souls and master of sexuality and health. If he does not dig the grave then one cannot die.

Bokor– A priest of Voodoo or a Voodoo practitioner that practices Ouanga or Juju Magick.

Boutey Lwa– A specifically created and decorated bottle prepared by a Houngan or Mambo to house a lwa.

Bondieu li Grande Zombi-Name given to the Grand Architect of the Universe, The Distant Great and Good God who created the world and is viewed as a Huge Serpent. Also known as Damballah Husband of the Lwa Ayida Wedo. Sometimes known as “Gran Met” The Great Head.

Dahomey– Area in Africa where Vodou was born. Referred to in Voodoo tradition as Ginen.
Djab-Group of lwa used for good and bad Ouanga whose head is Erzulie Dantor.
Doll Baby– A way of work done using Dolls that invokes the spirits and allows them to live in the doll.

Ellegua, Elegba, Eshu and Exu– Names given for the spirit of the crossroads in various traditional African based Traditions, Santeria, Palo, and Voodoo
Erzulie– Pronounced Eh-Zee-Lee, a family of lwa that includes Erzulie Dantor and Erzulie Freda as well as many others.

Fet– Creole word meaning Feast as in Fet Ghede: Feast of Ghede, etc…

Garde– a talisman used to guard the home from bad juju and spirits. Also a type of spirit put into service to act as the same.

Ghede– Name given to a Family and Nation of Ancestral Lwa(Loa) Led by Bawon(Baron) and Maman Gran Brigitte, the King and Queen of the Cemetery and the parents of all the Ghede.

Ginen– Name given to African Motherland but also the name given to the land of spirit.

Grande Cimitiere-(Grand Cemetary) Name used for the Land of the Dead and the kingdom of the Ghede.

Gran– Title given to certain Lwa meaning Great or Powerful, for instance; Maman Gran Brigitte, Gran Bois, Gran Met, etc….

Granny Bo– A lwa unique to voodoo Louzianne, widely feared and rarely talked bout. Is thought to be a spirit of death and evil sorcery. She is said to eat human victims who trespass on her land located in The Devil’s Bayou near Metairie, Louisiana.

Gris-Gris– Use and construction of Dolls, Pouches and things that are filled with all manner of root, curios and invocations to heal, or hurt. Similar to Hoodoo Mojo bags and dolls and also Native American Nation’s Sacks.

Haint– A Malevolent spirit summoned by a Bokor to cause suffering and death to a person or family. These are called Duppy in Haitian Creole and Anima Solas in Santeria/Lukumi

Hanfour– (Hanfo) The name given to a Voodoo temple and it’s congregation.

Houngan(Priest)– Male Initiate who through divination has been chosen by the lwa to receive the Asson. Also along with the Priestess (Mambo) he is the head of the Hanfour.

Ibo (see Granny Bo above)– A lwa of nature herself from Dahomey thought to have become Granny Bo when reached the American Shores. She is a powerful healer and root worker and a powerful witch prone to fits of rage ending in human death.

Jackdaw– Large Black Raven-like bird said to be the taker of spirit. In Louisiana when a person dies loud music is often played along with prayer to keep the Jackdaw from collecting the soul before Bawon can get to it.

Juju– Form of Gris Gris that includes the remains of something once alive.

Lave-Tet– Literally mean Headwashing. A blessing ceremony performed in Voodoo Louzianne to cleanse the body and the mind and to prepare as a seat for spirit.

L’ange de Congolese– A form of speaking in tongues that illegitimate people in the French Quarter use in their ceremonies. Not a true form of practice of Voodoo but rather a form more a kin to a circus act or a tourist show than anything  true voodoos would practice.
Lwa(Loa)– Spirits or intercessor who act as facets or faces of the Distant God. These spirits handle the earthly cares of men and women and all are reached first by invoking Legba. Each Lwa is syncretized in Voodoo Louzianne with a particular Saint. Lwa originate in Dahomey and are the same as the Orisha of the Yoruba peoples.
Mambo-Priestess– Woman equivalent of Houngan who also has been given the Asson.

Maman Gran Brigitte– Mother of the Ghede and wife of Bawon. She is syncretized with St. Brigit and also with the Goddess Bride. She is depicted as a stout cigar smoking, whiskey drinkin red haired Irish woman who speaks with a raucous and raunchy language with an Irish accent. She is responsible for the transmutation of the spirit to becoming a lwa or a Ghede or if worthy of becoming one with Bondieu li Grande Zombi.

Mamz’elle Marie Laveau– Most famous and powerful of the NOLA Voodoo Queens, much legend and controversy surround her. Suffice it to say that here that she is responsible for the evolution of Vodou from Africa and Haiti becoming what we know as Voodoo Louzianne. She was a devout catholic and attended mass everyday of her life. On Sundays she went to church and then conducted Voodoo ceremonies in Congo square on Sunday Afternoons. She was a Free woman of color and ran several successful businesses including a hair salon and a Maisson la Rouge( Red House) aka a Brothel. She was wealthy and very powerful. She is rumored to be buried in St. Louis number 1 as the Widow Parris. She had a daughter who carried on and became a Voodoo Queen in her own right named Marie Laveau II. Mamz’elle is a Voodoo Saint, an Ancestor of all Voodoos and also a Voodoo Louzianne Lwa as well.

Met-Tet– Spirit of the Head or the Lwa that one is born with. This is determined by a Houngan or Mambo during a divination that will tell them the exact lwa who is your personal Guardian.

Nacion– Term used for the different tribes of Lwa spirits. The most commonly invoked Nacions in Voodoo Louzianne are:
Rada, Petro, Nago, Ghede and Zandor

Ouanga-To Hex or Curse someone. Also spelled Wanga

Pere Antoine– a Spanish Capuchin, Fray Antonio de Sedella, became the chief prelate in the New Orleans Catholic Church for the first decades after the Louisiana Purchase. Always, at conflict the authority, he independently established many practices unique to New Orleans. Since most of the persons attending Mass in those times seem to have free women of color, Marie Laveau and Voodoo became among his familiars. Known for personal charity, society with black communities, and work in the Yellow Fever epidemics he became very popular. On September 16, 1801 he baptized Marie Laveau. In 1819 he performed her marriage and subsequently baptized her children. His history of ecumenical liberalism and inclusiveness gives rise to the theory he and Marie Laveau began the acknowledged integration of Voodoo and Catholicism in New Orleans.

Peristyle– Entrance or porch to a Hanfo.

Priere de Ginen(Prayer of Africa)– Prayer that opens every Voodoo Ceremony that calls on the powers of God, Mary, The Saints, Legba and all the Nacion Lwa bein called. In full can last a total of two hours, shorter versions are used though. They are typically chanted or sung with a call and response method.

Veve/Vever– sacred symbolic sigil or calling card of the Lwa that is either painted or drawn on the floor with Cornmeal and flour durin Fets and other ceremonies.

Vodooeinne/Vodousi– Terms used interchangeably for any male or female, initiated or not who practices Voodoo Louzianne
Zombi– Word meaning snake or venom poisoned. Also was name of Marie Laveau’s pet albino python who, she believed to be Bondieu li Grande Zombi incarnate. Zombi also is a term given to folk poisoned with a powder made by some Bokors to make them mindless slaves in a death like trance.

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Palm Reading: Lesson One

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Lesson One:
Right hand or left hand?

Palm reading is a very common form of Gypsy fortune telling and while it takes many years to learn this magical art of divination, there are some basics to the art that you can learn quickly. Palmistry is also known as chiromancy, which comes from the Greek word ‘chirology’, which means ‘hand study’. This ancient art has been studied by many cultures including the Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians and Tibetans.

The traditional view in palm reading is that the dominant hand, in most cases the right hand, is the hand that is always changing. It is a hand of action and a hand that builds things. It represents the life we have created for ourselves.The right hand is also controlled by the left side of the brain. This is the analytical part of the mind that controls reason, speech and logic.

The left hand is the static or passive hand. It is the hand that we are born with and is much more resistant to change. It is controlled by the right half of the brain which is the creative, spiritual and emotional half of the mind.

Some palmists choose whichever hand is dominant to be the present/past life hand and the non-dominant hand as the future life hand. The non- dominant hand shows me a persons potential and what could be. This does not necessarily mean it is what will be. This is why I look at both hands; for the differences between the passive hand and dominant hand. The lines on your dominant palm gradually change as you change, and they tell a story of your life, past and present.