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…

Conchomancy: Janthina, the Blind Mystic

Janthina janthina is one of my favorite shells and, to my great delight, not only did I receive an actual Janthina shell from my friend and teacher Michelle Hanson, but other representations of the Janthina keep finding their way to me. This, combined with the natural attraction I have always felt to the shell and…

The White Tiger of the West: Autumn Equinox Oracle

As the new moon grows and summer wanes to its end at Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, I welcome the White Tiger of the West – a celestial guardian of seven of the twenty-eight lunar mansions of Chinese astrology, and one of four symbols assigned to each of the directions and seasons. Autumn is the season…

September Full Moon Oracle: Pisces

Early tomorrow morning (EDT) is a full moon in Pisces, the Fishes and last sign of the zodiac. The moon being full at the end of its journey through the signs – and the day after the solar eclipse-charged Mercury mercifully goes direct, no less – makes this a very appropriate and auspicious time for…