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T is for Tarot

Tarot cards have been used for divination purposes since the 18th century with existence of cards dating back to the 15th century. There are 78 cards in a tarot deck – including 22 major arcana cards and 56 minors. Just like in a deck of regular playing cards there are 4 suits and face cards. The three most common tarot card styles are the Rider-Waite-Smith, the Marseille, and the Thoth decks.

Today there are thousands of different and modern decks being created including some that revolve entirely around plants, moon cycles and even cats! Many are based on Rider-Waite-Smith, the Marseille, and the Thoth decks.

Examples of major cards include: The Empress, The Lovers, Death and The Sun. Each card has its own meanings. Cards can be interpreted to mean different things based on the reader, the spread of the cards, the orientation of the card, etc.

Tarot can be a large part of your magickal practice. It’s a huge part of mine. What deck are you using?

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N is for Necronomicon

Many people still believe the Necronomicon to be real, but it’s actually a work of fiction. Created my H.P. Lovecraft, the Necronomicon is a fictional grimoire often referred to as the Book of the Dead. It is referenced many times in Lovecraft’s books including it’s first appearance in the book “The Hound” in 1924.

The book contains the details regarding The Old Ones, their history and how to summon them. An example of an Old One would be Cthulhu. It is described as being a leather bound book with metal clasps. It is a substantial text boasting over 700 pages. It has been referenced in many movies, books and television shows.

What’s your opinion of this magickal grimoire?

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M is for Magick

That’s magick with a K. Magick was first coined by Aleister Crowley. It was created as a way to differentiate between stage magic and otherworldly magick.

A fairly common explanation of magick is that it is a method of transforming the physical world through metaphysical means by employing ritual action. The practice of magick is to raise and direct energy to fulfill your intentions. One can do this through rituals, prayers, practice, meditation, etc.

There’s many different kinds of magick. There’s candle magick, altar magick, moon magick, green magick, etc.

What is your favorite? What does magick mean to you?

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L is for Learn

What have you learned recently? How did you learn it? 🤔

Little witches are always learning. Learning and growing. If you’ve learned all you can learn about tarot, why not try your hand at reading Leonormand or even rune readings? It can be frustrating learning new things but it can help to learn with a partner. Other ways to learn about something new in the magick world include reading blogs (like ours!), books, and even trial and error.

There is a world of knowledge for little witches to learn: from building your own grimoire to studying herbs you grew and harvested in your own garden to the study of your natal chart. There is always so much to learn

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E is for Eclipse

A total eclipse is what we see when the Earth’s shadow completely blocks the moon and it goes full dark for a period of time. Many times the moon looks red as the event takes place. This is what many people think of when they hear the words “lunar eclipse” and it has been an indication of major events in many cultures for a long time.

There are many mentions of eclipse in myths, legends and folklore.

Some practitioners see the eclipse period, which is generally pretty short, as being the equivalent of an entire lunar cycle packed into one brief event. In some modern magical traditions , a lunar eclipse is considered a sort of metaphysical bonus round – in other words, any spell work you do during this period is amplified and has a bit of extra power behind it.

Are you looking forward to the next eclipse?

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C is for Clairvoyant

Clairvoyance means “clear seeing” and this means offering the intuitive many opportunities to explore this sense.

Clairvoyant practice is not limited to the usual definition of predicting the future but many may claim to see the future have gifts in precognition or in retrocognition, which is seeing the past or even remote viewing.

This is known to be a psychic ability that allows a person to tap into the collective knowledge of all souls of the universe, including those of the past and those not manifested yet.

Crystal balls are an example of a way to perform clairvoyance.