Me and Witchy Things
When I tell people I’m a witch, I get one of two reactions: either they look at me like I’m crazy or they ask me what Hogwarts House I’m in. (Ravenclaw, but that’s beside the point.) For me, witchcraft and “magic” is just what you call it when you commune with nature and connect to something bigger than yourself. It’s peaceful and optimistic and compassionate. It’s healing and healthy. It’s balance. It’s love.
Me and the Cards
I’ve always been fascinated with tarot cards and the way they seem to know me. But my love for the cards and the wisdom they held was restrained by my own skepticism. My logical mind demanded that I explain things with facts and science, but many times there just wasn’t a good answer. I’ve since learned that intuition doesn’t always have an explanation, nor does it require one.
Intuition is just as valid as facts; trusting your Self is just as important as trusting your logic.
Honestly, that’s probably been the hardest lesson for me to learn. Just letting go of what I think I know and trusting my intuition to guide me. Once I started doing that, I was able to delve much deeper into what each reading had to offer.
I’ve noticed two main schools of thought from those who trust the tarot:
- The cards you draw have been specifically chosen by a higher power, and it is up to you to interpret what they are trying to tell you.
- The cards you draw are random, but your subconscious will interpret what you need to hear from whatever is drawn.
I can’t tell you what to believe, but I can say with certainty that each draw will offer helpful advice. I’ve experienced it myself and I have no doubt that the cards will speak to you so long as you are willing to listen. This is a huge part of why I began this study in the first place. The Universe has always given me what I needed, if not always what I wanted, and connecting with the cards has helped me to look deeper into my own mind and to sort through my ever-changing thoughts.
Me and the Elements
Everyone has that one thing they vibe with the most. For me, I’ve always been in tune with the elements. I try to rely on nature as much as possible, so I raise a lot of animals on our ranch both for food and for money (and, yes, for friendship. They don’t argue or judge me. Except for maybe the guineas). In the spring I usually plant a small garden, and in fall I make preserves from the harvest. I love to collect rocks (for no specific reason) and I have a lot of fun imagining what elemental fantasy creatures might exist when I’m not looking. I absolutely love being around water, though I am a fire sign through and through. Some of the first things I notice in my readings are the elemental correspondences.
Me and My Hobbies
As a stay-at-home mom, I do what I can to earn an income from my computer, though I really love everything I do, so it doesn’t even feel like work. I run a fantasy/worldbuilding blog, write stories, format for independent authors, and crochet. In what little free time I have, I like to play video games and learn new things. I’ve dedicated some of that free time to the cards. 🙂
Where You Can Find Me
I’m most often on Facebook, hanging out in my groups. If you want to get to know me better, come see me there! Game On, Geek Out is my newest one, so I’ve been giving it a lot of love lately. But honestly, since I don’t “go out” often, these are my “local haunts” so to speak. I have a feeling that sometime in the next year, I’ll likely be creating one more—for my tarot friends and casual witches. 😉