Sunday, December 23, 2012

New Year's Eve...In-House Readings

New Year's Eve...I'll be giving tarot readings at the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa,
Monday, December 31, 6:30pm-12:30am

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Tarot for Grownups: The Lovers

The Lovers: This is the “hot sex, I can’t keep my hands off you, fuck me again card”. It usually pops up when a new relationship is on the horizon, or someone is already immersed in the frenzied early stages of a relationship. They can’t get enough of each other, not enough kissing, not enough talking, not enough touching, not enough sex. When they’re not together, they’re thinking about being together. Every hour they are away from each other feels like an eternity, and when they are together hours seem to pass like minutes. The thing is, and no one caught up in this incredible connection will believe you, but the thing is, this won’t last. It can’t. It would be physically impossible to maintain this height of passion, this intensity of feeling, this myopic obsessive compulsion for another human being.

But it is incredible, absolutely undeniably incredible, so enjoy it while it lasts.

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This post is an excerpt from, "Tarot for Grownups". Release Date: March 29, 2013

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The Lovers tarot image courtesy of: Romantic Victorian Tarot

Tarot for Grownups: Book Release Date

"Tarot for Grownups" will be released March 29, 2013

"Tarot for Grownups" addresses issues and life from an adult perspective with unabashed candor and a healthy dose of sarcasm.

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"Tarot for Grownups" is a no-nonsense book written to tell it like it is in a black and white, cut and dried way. This book is written for grown-ups, and it looks at their world through the magick and mystery of the tarot, addressing adult issues.

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Review by Dana Wright

"Tarot for Grownups is an often bawdy and brutally honest tour through the intricate landscape of tarot card reading. Filled with witty thoughts and blunt appraisals, author Amythyst Raine shares her very personal relationship with the cards. Not one to stay on any traditional path, Raine is in the trenches, teaching you to really see the cards as an experience on the whole, not as a grueling memorization project you will get frustrated with and drop at the next opportunity. No, instead, Raine explains how she learned to view the cards and wastes no time doing it. Her descriptions of the cards and their relationships to one another and the querent are spicy and full of intelligence. This is definitely a book for adults; make no mistake, but an excellent way to gain a different perspective on tarot and the puzzle pieces that make up this art..."

Ironhorse Food & Spirits: Haunted Restaurant

Last month, along with a gifted group of ladies, I did tarot readings at the Ironhorse Food & Spirits in Hooper, Nebraska. It's said that this 100 year-old building is haunted, and the restaurant was filled that evening with very excited people relating their personal experiences. Although we didn't observe any earth-shattering paranormal activity on the night we were there, we all agreed that the atmosphere was incredible, and this was a fantastic place to do readings. Just a week before we were here, a national paranormal investigative team taped a segment for their show on the Ironhorse and its haunted history, which aired on Fox network. KPTM tv also did a segment on the hauntings at the Ironhorse (click Here).
 
Aside for all the paranormal hoop-la, which certainly adds to the appeal of this place, we were delighted to discover the other wonderful mundane aspects of the Ironhorse-- the food! My girls and I had a chance to eat before the festivities began, and the food is, without a doubt, delicious! My daughters chose pizza and cheese sticks, while I had a childhood favorite-- a hot beef sandwich. I hadn't tasted a good (*really* good) hot beef sandwich since the ones I remember from my childhood at a little restaurant up in South Dakota. I was in for a pleasant surprise-- it looks like a heart attack waiting to happen, and this usually translates to Good Food, sad but true.
We finished eating just before the evening rush began, and it was quite impressive for an establishment in such a small community. People were coming from Omaha to pack the place. When we began doing readings, it was non-stop from 6pm-11pm. The clientele didn't seem to mind waiting their turn. They packed the tables; conversation was loud and lively, and of course...the "spirits" flowed (not the paranormal kind). It was a good time to be had by all. I love vintage buildings, and I took advantage of the afternoon to get a few photos:

Metal Magick

I've got new bracelet/ring sets in at Enchanted Jewelry, beautifully handcrafted from alpaca silver, brass, and copper. There are a variety of styles, but only five sets available at this time. The rings average a size 8.
Copper
Energy: receptive (feminine)
Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Powers: direction energy; healing; luck; love; protection; money
During ancient times in Mesopotamia, copper was attributed to the Queen of Heaven, as well as to goddesses associated with the planet Venus (Aphrodite, Astarte, Ishtar). Copper is a conductor of electricity and is often used in magickal wands, with clear quartz crystals, to direct energy. Copper is worn by magickal practitioners, as well, for the purpose of directing energy during spell crafting and rituals. Copper has the ability to balance receptive (feminine) and projective (masculine) energies in the human body, thus facilitating healing. Copper is worn to aid in the relief of rheumatism and arthritis, but is worn for general healing and to divert illnesses of all kinds. It’s considered a lucky metal and is often worn in conjunction with gemstones geared to bring good fortune. Copper can be worn to attract a lover and is often paired with an emerald for this purpose.
Brass
Energy: projective (masculine)
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Powers: healing, money, protection
Brass can be used as a magickal substitution for gold, and is often used in money spells and rituals. Brass can be worn or used with stones to attract money and prosperity, such as aventurine and pyrite. It’s also used in ritual healing and can be worn to ease stomach cramps and nose bleeds. Brass is a protective metal, and can be worn to guard you against physical, emotional, or psychic attack. It can also be used for defensive magick, to send negative energy back to its source, and it can be charged and worn for this purpose.
Silver
Energy: receptive (feminine)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Powers: love, psychism, dreams, protection, travel (physical & astral), money
When worn, silver stimulates psychic awareness and personal abilities and is often worn during divination. You can wear silver to bed to enhance prophetic dreams and to aide in astral travel. It’s a protective talisman worn by travelers, particularly to those traveling on or over water. Silver is connected to the energy of the Moon and the Goddess (feminine divinity), and can be worn to aide in a Wiccan ritual known as “Drawing Down the Moon”.
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Metal Magick bracelet/ring sets, click Here