The Cat’s Eye or Shiva’s Eye?

Reclaiming the Operculum On the last new moon I went to a gem and mineral show that I try to catch every year if I can. I was unwell for most of Labor Day weekend and was very glad to make it to the last day of the show, and appreciated that that fell on…

The Egg Cowrie – Pisces New Moon Oracle Message

This new moon’s oracle message doesn’t come from a Tarot or oracle deck. While I, like many modern pagans and magic practitioners, own several different decks, none of them felt right to use to gain an intuitive message from this Piscean new moon. As much as I appreciate printed decks and cartomancy, I find myself…

The Spring of the Mystic: Pisces New Moon

Though at the end of the zodiac, Pisces, and in particular this new moon in Pisces, is a beautiful, magical sign for new beginnings and for really beginning a new year. I personally put no stock (beyond what I have to in order to interact with the rest of the world that does) in the…

World Oceans Day 2019

“…I love it! The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love…

Water in the Tarot: The True Meaning of “The Star”

The Star of Tarot is a very watery, spiritual and high-vibration card, the only other one as supremely watery being the Ace of Cups. Predictably, both are among my top favorites. It is also probably one of the most popular images of the Major Arcana, (particularly the Waite-Smith version, which I refer to) yet also…