Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tarot Card of the Day: The Empress

(The deck: Motherpeace Tarot)

3 Empress:

This card is wide hips and breasts full of milk, knowledge, history, and strength. It reaches into the past, far beyond the clutches of Christianity, to a deeper time when we were more connected to the earth and nature’s natural cycles. It dances the joyful dance of femininity, the dance of the wise-woman. The Empress luxuriates in all that is hidden and cloistered within our sub-conscious. She is our base raw sexuality, she is the essence of the witch, the female shaman, the matriarch in all her old glory. Through her lineage all women are connected, and one day the world will turn once more to the Divine Matriarch and set destiny upon an old new path.

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Court Case Mojo


The one time in your life, when you will be relieved of any control over what happens to you, what happens to a loved one, what happens to a victim, or what happens to a perpetrator, will be in a court room. The one time when fate and destiny will definitely lay in the hands of a single individual (a judge), or a group of individuals (a jury), will be in the court room. In a world of perfection, justice would prevail in these episodes 100% of the time; but we don't live in a perfect world, and once in a while, this system-- created by men, flawed by humanity, fails. And when it fails, it usually fails in a big way, an irreversible way, an in-your-face-I'm-gonna-wreck-your-life way. But we don't have to close our eyes and wait for the consequences of this system to strike us in a helter-skelter totally unpredictable whimsical fashion. We can take control of destiny, of fate, of our own circumstances, or those of a loved one, through very old, very powerful, very successful mojo...Court Case Mojo.

Herbs: The herbs most likely used for court case magick include: calendula, cascara sagrada, deer's tongue, dill, little John the conquer root, black mustard seed, poppy, shame brier, sumac, sugar, tobacco, slippery elm, cayenne pepper, cloves, belladonna. For really vile cases, the most poisonous, disgusting, prickly, thorny types of herbs and substances you can think of is what you should be using. (I'm sure there's more than I've listed here, but this is a good start.)

Personal concerns: hair, finger-nail clippings, saliva, bodily fluids/secretions, blood. Items such as a piece of jewelry, a button from clothing, under-garments, a used Kleenex or handkerchief, a spoon, a shoe, dirt from a footprint; anything the target has touched, put in his/her mouth, an image (photograph), a signature, a hoodoo poppet, a doll (as in the Barbie doll types, with the correct hair color, dressed and named as the target) etc.

The methods: The first method is one of my favorites and one of the most effective. This type of spell-casting is not for the squeamish, or anyone who's heart is not into what they're doing 100%. You can have no doubt that you are in the right and the target (damn them) are in the wrong. You know when it's right. You can feel it, you can smell it. The air around you will be charged with energy, with entities (spirits), it will almost unexplainably propel you along. I don't know how else to explain it, but when you're called upon to cast this kind of mojo, you will know...



Hexing Poppets These are the poppets that make the White Witches squirm; the poppets that people find the most intriguing and sometimes frightening; the poppets that wreak of mystery, foreboding, power, retribution, and revenge. In some circles, you might find controversy and arguments where use of the black hexing poppet is concerned, but you won’t find it here. This poppet is considered one of the ‘big guns’. When someone in your life is making circumstances impossible, when someone is wreaking havoc in people’s lives, when someone is being just plain mean and nasty above and beyond what’s acceptable-- it’s time for a magickal kick in the pants.

Day: Saturday

Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth/the physical realm, manifestation (bind the target’s ability to physically harm); Air/communication, the mental realm (bind the target’s ability to speak out of turn or inflict mental pain); Fire/passion and purging (destroy the target’s will power and protective armor); Water/emotions, visions, intuition (pick up empathically the target’s next move, stay one step ahead of them, and invade their dreams)

Color: black Herbs: Return to sender/ginger, nettle, thistle; deflection/anise, blackthorn, ginger, nettle, paprika; retribution/cayenne pepper, blackthorn, belladonna, hemlock; curse/belladonna, cloves, dragon’s blood, hemlock, pepper, wormwood

Stones: jet, obsidian, onyx (black), sardonyx, tourmaline (black)


Other Items: this will be interesting…thorns; nails-- especially coffin nails, if you’ve got them; razor blades, shards of glass; poison; personal effects-- you betcha’; if you’re a gritty kind of witch-- a chicken heart pierced with straight pins, snake sheds, a spider’s carcass-- or flies; bodily secretions-- of the disgusting variety; spit inside the poppet-- with vigor and emotion; a slip of paper upon which you’ve vented your anger and thrown a curse upon the target; images or objects connected in some way with the behavior of this individual or the problems that have been created because of them.

(This spell is an excerpt from my online book, "Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way".)



Beef Tongue Court Case Spell This quaint little spell is steeped in hoodoo tradition, and if you are squeamish, it could be a bit of a challenge. I have actually had the pleasure of using this delightful twisted magical gun when I was going through the legal proceedings of a nasty divorce and had reached the point where I’d had enough. Of course, right in the midst of the best part of the spell, our neighbor lady knocked on the backdoor. My girls practically bowled her over to keep her out of the house so I could finish the job. This spell will work for you, I can tell you this from personal experience, so stick with it and see it through-- make the gray witch proud.

Items needed:
1. A raw beef tongue (You should be able to find this in the meat department of your local grocery store.)
2. Several slips of paper and a pen
3. Pins and needle and thread
4. A strip of red flannel cloth large enough to wrap up the tongue
5. Cayenne pepper
6. Four Thieves Vinegar Make sure you have a decent place to work where you’ll have plenty of room to spread things out and get comfortable, this may take a while.

1. Begin by writing the names of the judge, the attorneys, adversaries, witnesses, anyone connected to your case who may have a negative impact or influence upon it or you on these small slips of paper-- one name per slip!

2. Using a sharp knife, cut small slits into the beef tongue-- a slit for each slip of paper.

3. Insert one name paper into each slit.

4. Sprinkle the tongue with cayenne pepper and Four Thieves Vinegar.

5. Close the slits in the tongue with straight pins, or do what I did-- sew the slits shut with needle and thread.

6. Wrap the tongue in red flannel and place it in your freezer while the court case is in progress. When you’ve reached the end of this ordeal and all is said and done, remove the tongue from your freezer and bury it in the earth. (This spell is an excerpt from my book, "The Gray Witch's Grimoire".)
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For anyone reading this who is especially sensitive to the darker energies and may have gotten a case of the heebie-jeebies as they've read their way through this blog post, don't worry, you'll be fine, believe me. You might feel better if you'd 1) light a white candle, 2) choose a nice incense-- like sandalwood or nagchampa, and light it up, and 3) sit a few small bowls of salt out about your house, or sprinkle (asperge) your space with salted water. It's okay-- strong energy usually leaves an impression...that's the point.

Tarot Reading: Picking Up Personalities

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(This photo is a small table in my home set up for a Samhain evening.)

Below is an actual tarot reading for one of my clients:

1. Your husband’s job…

The Wheel of Fortune

The Fool ® 2/pentacles King/swords ®

It looks as though a change is coming, and it could be a change that turns things topsy turvy, at least for a while. (Note: spinning and cutting come to mind, weaving, as well as objects of a circular nature.)

The Fool generally sees us on a journey, whether a physical journey, or something new which we’re beginning…a new path, which reinforces our first card. This man either has an angel on his shoulder, or he has someone behind him from whom he draws support. It also appears that with this change will come greater financial balance. Also, the idea of “killing two birds with one stone” and “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, comes to mind-- this seems strange, even to me. I don’t know if there is a literal connection somehow to birds, or these cliques will have something to do with your husband’s employment in a figurative way.

The King of swords is a proud man who sometimes tends to take life too seriously. It would be to his benefit to look at the lighter side from time to time. Laughter reduces stress. (Note: I got the impression that this King needs some down time and that stress might be a factor in his future in some way.)

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2. Your third grandchild…

Temperance ®

The Hermit 8/wands ® 8/pentacles

This will be a child of balance, patience, and determination; someone with fortitude who doesn’t give up easily, but keeps plugging away until the desired goal is reached.

This is also a solitary child, someone who isn’t afraid of being alone, but rather, gathers strength and maintains serenity by actively seeking ‘quiet time’. She (or he) will not act swiftly, will not in fact do much of anything quickly, but will have more of a slow and plodding nature about them.. They will certainly not be impulsive. Don’t become frustrated when you want something done quickly and it isn’t, ‘cause this child is going to do things in their own good time on their terms.

This individual will know, from a very early age, what their lifework is, and may begin an apprenticeship/training in this field at a very early age, possibly in the late teens/early twenties.

(Note: I don’t know where I get the ‘they’ from, but since it came on its own accord, I’ll leave it as is.)

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3. General Reading

The Chariot

Princess/cups 3/cups Knight/cups

First, is someone getting married? If the aren’t right now, they will be in the future.

I felt, with the first group of cards that your husband’s change of employment would involve: 1) a move, 2) travel, 3) a long commute; and this concept is enforced here with The Chariot. Someone is going somewhere.

The Knight of cups brings to mind the story of the frog and the princess, Sir Lancelot, and the idea of dark water, totally disconnected thoughts…this is what happens when you use the intuitive method of reading the cards. If any of this doesn’t make sense to you now, it probably will in the future.

Also, autumn comes to mind, perhaps in relation to a time element for some of these events to play out. Actually, I feel that autumn is going to be very significant to you in some way. And I also feel as though water plays some significant role here as well-- this could be actual physical water; such as a lake, river, creek, pond, etc.; or it could involve the element of water; which includes such things as emotions, dreams, intuition, the west, the color blue, and Mondays. It looks as though everyone is going to have their hands full, when it rains, it pours, as the old saying goes.

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*About the reading: The 'they' in this particular reading came from the fact that I was not only picking up the unborn child, I was picking up a parent as well. As the mother told me, it was 'freaky', and I had it down pat, even to the apprenticeship.

The bond and connection between parent & child is the strongest of all human bonds. Remember this when you're doing readings, just as in this case-- when reading for one, you very likely will pick up the nuance of both.

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Psychic readings, and particularly tarot readings, are a means of seeking answers to questions we may be avoiding, shining light on other people's motives, exploring new paths and avenues we only suspected were there, and discovering guidance from a source outside ourselves.

If there's something on your mind-- a persistent question, a personal dilemma, a decision to be made-- you can seek answers, direction, and inspiration from a uniquely personal psychic reading.

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