The 13th: A Peaceful, Magickal Day for the Gaia Oracle

My first three readings with the beautiful “Gaia Oracle” by Toni Carmine Salerno. Gaia Oracle “Four Card Spread”: 1. Past (Past influences of the situation) Eternal Love A new page turned in your life and gave you a period of happiness, harmony, and fulfillment. You felt free of the worry and doubt that had cast…

Tea and a Poem: Lemon Verbena

I’m a fan of lemon-flavored teas and also of using things fresh from my garden. Easy, breezy “recipes” are even better. It doesn’t get any simpler or more natural than this. Pick a few leaves from your Lemon Verbena, pour a cup of boiling water over them, let steep, and voila – Lemon Verbena Tea….

Crabapple Bread for Lughnasadh

We’ve entered the most dreadful month of the year and I had almost forgotten today was a sabbat.  August 1st marks the beginning of the harvest festivals, and this particular pagan holiday celebrates the “Harvest of the Grain.”  So instead of taking it easy and relaxing – as was my plan after I couldn’t bring…

Attempting “Therapy Tarot”

For the last day of July, I’m closing out with more mystic “food for thought.”   I came across this tarot spread idea on Facebook a couple months ago and considered trying it out. I’m very sporadic with using my cards, and yesterday I finally got myself to do it. It’s me we’re talking about, so…

The Mystery (and Madness) of Synchronicity

I had said in the beginning that I wasn’t planning on writing more of these long, drawn-out posts about a specific man.  However, continued unexplainable occurrences have led me to it, and I felt compelled to share what I’ve been experiencing over the past few months.  This blog has to do with the topic of…

A Sea of Green and Yellow: Mid-July in My Garden

Thank goodness for my flowers, otherwise I’d have very little to show for with my garden this summer. It remains mostly greenery…greenery with pops of sunshine yellows. Not much variation – still, I really do love to see my sunflowers and Black Eyed-Susans, and at least they add some more color and interest. They will…

A New Recipe Favorite: Western Barbecue Pasta Salad

Because I love to cook, some of my blogs will be showcasing my favorite recipes from time to time. This such blog is a recipe I copied down from my Aunt Carol’s collection not too long ago. I’ve made it twice now, and though I haven’t tried all that many varieties of pasta salad, this…

The Name of My Affliction

It was something I was used to doing every year – visiting my grandparents’ grave. It was an annual family tradition of ours to each year visit the veterans’ cemetery and have a picnic lunch afterwards. The “afterwards” was always my favorite part, because, although I never wanted to seem disrespectful or uncaring, I felt…

A Little Witch in All of Us: The Sisters of Practical Magic

“Sometimes I feel like there’s a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. And the moon tonight, there’s a circle around it. A sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still, sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing, I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don’t know…maybe I had my happiness. I don’t want to believe it, but, there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon.”