🌹🌹 I absolutely love my newest creation - much needed self-love prayer beads 🌹🌹 Consecrated with Rose loose incense while listening to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 💪♥️ This New Moon will be all about self care and pampering for me. Focusing on the new seeds I wish to plant for myself for the next cycle, but first, allowing the old cycle to die and flow out of my body and into the dark earth. Wishing everyone an amazing New Moon! #selflove #newmoon #prayerbeads #paganbeads
I painted my vision of Morana quite some time ago with the intention of putting her on my altar. It was today that I finally refreshed the altar and added her to my sacred space. I'm very happy with the result. #Morana #Marzanna #altar #sacredspace #slavic #pagan
There is this special oak tree that stands alone on a hill. I met this tree many years ago and yet it remained important for me - showed up in my dreams from time to time, was the first tree I usually imagined during relaxation and visualization work. It became somewhat of a representation of the archetype of a tree for me. Oaks were the sacred trees of my Ancestors, this one in particular is sacred for me. I finally managed to visit it this weekend after many years, to spend some time with and to honor the memories of the past. Feeling very blessed. #sacredoak
It's the Rusalia (Rusałka Week/Nymph Week: May 2 - May 11) and I can really feel this playful vibe around me. I haven't been feeling such a strong pull towards pop culture magick in ages! Normally I'm on the bones, death and shadow side of practice but in times like this I can't deny my other nature. Refreshing. Weird but refreshing. #chaosmagick #popculturemagick #fuckingponies #rusalia
My April card is Two of Swords. It made me retreat from social media for most of the month but also inspired me to write a blog post about Self-care in the dark & dangerous waters of the virtual world + some prompts to ponder if you wish to explore this topic for yourself. As always, you'll find the link in bio 💚 #maryeltarot #thothtarot
Vibe for the week - perseverance. Being stuck between colliding inner forces can be tiring. At one hand, there's the voice of the courageous, brave Heart. At the other hand, the protective voice of the gentle, healer Heart. Both are equally important, both equally strong. I can imagine that's how Demeter must have felt when she was torn between mourning her daughter and keeping the earth alive. She eventually gave in to grief but the very moment of the initial feeling of being torn inside can be difficult to bear. In the end, one must persevere, find way between the colliding forces and rhythms of internal storms, one must learn to dance while being gently or violently guided and pushed by the winds. #goddessknowledgecards #maryeltarot #futhark #sacredrebels
Love me a strong, no bullshit Creatrix archetype as a vibe for the week. OH! And in case anyone's been wondering - my deck is available for download on my blog for a few days now (in the blog post about #createthisoracledeck challenge). #goddessknowledgecards #maryeltarot #futhark
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ▫️ 30/30: Favorite quote ▫️ The knowledge of the heart is in no book and is not to be found in the mouth of any teacher, but grows out of you like the green seed from the dark earth. - C. G. Jung, Liber Novus So, we've arrived at the end of this challenge. It's been an amazing journey within. If you're interested in my thoughts and lessons I learned thanks to this month, I wrote a blog post about it (link in bio). If you are interested in getting a free digital copy of the deck I created, it will also be available for download in my blog post. For now I'm busy scanning, cropping and making the images look print-ready (which takes more work than I anticipated), so be patient ♥️
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ◾29/30: Animal Totem ◾ Black Panther has been my Totem for a long time, since I can remember. She teaches not to be afraid of the dark but to own the dark - to be the scariest predator in the night forest. She's the best partner for shadow work and navigating through subconscious. If you care about the Felinae People as much as I do and would like to support them in a tangible way, there is a foundation dedicated to saving Big Cats all over the world - @pantheracats. Check them out and donate if you want to.
New Moon spread by @exploringlyyours 🌙 1. The Seed: Change. 2. What if... : The Tower + 3 of Cups. 3. Why not... : The Star. Heavy shit striking back. Let me just say that this Star card is stalking me since the very first day I held this deck in my hands. I guess it's time I do some digging and figure out what it's got to tell me. #maryeltarot #newmoonvirtualritual
I had two spare cards so here's my two extras for #createthisoracledeck challenge. And yeah, the pentagram is not in the video of the entire deck simply because it decided to hide and I only noticed its absence after I published the vid. Anyway! ◾The one on the left portrays a Matryoshka doll. Amongst many things, she's a symbol of femininity, potential, but here I wanted her to portray all three stages of Woman's life - virginity, motherhood and cronehood. ◾The pentagram is a symbol of protection and that's what I felt was missing in the deck.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ◾27/30: Any type of vehicle ◾ Of course mine had to be a witch's broom. Before you ask, it totally is a vehicle! You can use it to fly high, move between dimensions but also to clean space and ward off shit you don't want near your sacred space.
Here's my entire deck for #createthisoracledeck challenge, in no particular order. I know I'm a little early but I finished my deck last week when I was sick and home-bound and had too much free time on my hands. Let me know if you'd like me to share a free digital version of this deck for everyone to print for their personal use. I got a couple requests for that at the beginning of the challenge but now that it's all complete you can decide whether this deck is something you'd like to use in your practice or not. Thank you Kristen (@otmoraclecards) for hosting this challenge! It's been really interesting and I learned a bit about myself too. I'll include all my thoughts and process concerning this challenge on my blog at the end of March.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ✴️ 25/30: the last meal you ate ✴️ Technically not a meal but coffee is what accompanied me this whole month when I was creating my cards in the mornings. I love me some morning coffee, it's a part of my morning ritual. I sit and think and tune myself for the day ahead, sometimes with cards, sometimes reading and lately painting. I've noticed that without this hour-long morning ritual I become tired faster, I'm less focused and sometimes more prone to feeling dissatisfaction and being less productive at work. So it's a non-negotiable part of every day for me as it directly contributes to my well-being.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ✴️ 24/30: A number from 5-9 ✴️ I went for 8 which is my favorite number. I was born on December 8th, so that's basically the reason. But other than that, 8 is a number of balance as well as a symbol of infinity if you look at it from the side. This card can be read both horizontally or vertically, depending on preference. I decided to speed up the process of finishing my deck this week while I'm sick at home and got a lot of free time on my hands. I've got one last card to finish + two additional cards left over from cutting out the cards. Any suggestions on what to paint on these two additional cards? Let me know if you have any ideas! 💜