Sunday, May 21, 2017

Book Review No. 38 - Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

Welcome back. This week I am welcoming the warmer weather and rainy days. Something about rainy days, where there is a slow drizzle, makes me happy.
 
 
While listening to the pitter-patter on the windows, I finished this fantastic book "Mr. Rochester" by Sarah Shoemaker. This is a great companion book to the ultimate romance (well one of them in my opinion) "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë. I first read "Jane Eyre" in high school, and fell in love with the characters and moody, Gothic story. Shoemaker expands upon this world by providing Edward Rochester's tale.
 
 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review No. 37 - The Witch's Cauldron by Laura Tempest Zakroff

Welcome back! I've another great book to review. I know I call these "Book Review Tuesdays" and most of these are no longer posted on Tuesdays. Maybe I will get back to being more consistent soon...but until then...I hope you enjoy!
Have you ever wanted to know more about the witch's cauldron, that symbol so deeply associated with witchery? I highly recommend Laura Tempest Zakroff's book "The Witch's Cauldron". She did a masterful job covering so many aspects of the magical vessel, this is a great reference book as well as enjoyable to read.
 
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Book Review No. 36 - The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown

Hello again, welcome! Still hanging out in beautiful Texas. The weather has been a bit strange, big spring storms and then hot days have kept me inside the hotel room reading away. 
 
  I love a good historical fiction book, its probably my favorite genre of stories. I finished Beth Underdown's "The Witchfinder's Sister" in about three days; it was hard to put down. 
 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Old Fort Harrod in Harrodsburg Kentucky

A few weeks ago, while my older sister was in town, we took a little jaunt down to Harrodsburg KY to visit Old Fort Harrod. The love of history runs deep in our family, and when we get together we usually find some historical explorations to do.
We went on a Monday, so unfortunately we could not take a tour of the recreated fort or the museum (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) but we took a lovely tour of the grounds.
 
 
This isn't a large state park, but an important one for Kentucky. In June 1774, James Harrod and his band of 37 men built cabins in this area, becoming the first permanent settlement in KY. This new fledgling community went a long way to secure safety for the pioneers, and Harrodstown was founded. Overtime the fort grew, more people arrived and Harrodstown became Harrodsburg.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Book Review No. 35 - Kitchen Table Tarot by Melissa Cynova

A huge hello from Texas! For the next several weeks, I am staying in lovely Round Rock with my hubby while he does training. We drove down in one day, which probably was a mistake, but it wasn't a bad 17 hours in the car. 
 
 

Since I have some time hanging out in the hotel room, I've been reading and writing, doing some tarot research, and just letting the muses take me. I've read a number of books on tarot, own more than I like to admit, but figured I can always learn something new so decided to read "Kitchen Table Tarot" by Melissa Cynova. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Book Review No. 34 - Llewellyn's Little Book of Chakras by Cyndi Dale

Salutations! I know it has been awhile, its been rough sailing here but I'm muddling through as best I can.

With all this uncomfortable downtime, I've been able to get some reading done. So there is that! I finished Cyndi Dale's " Llewellyn's Little Book of Chakras" in about a week. But really, this book is going to be a fantastic reference tool I can see myself referring to over and over again. I've read several books (and many online articles) on chakras and this is by far the best writing I've read on the subject.
 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tarot Tales: Bonding & Forming a Friendship with Your Deck

Bienvenue! I hope you are doing splendid! I want discuss something I've been thinking about for awhile. You have a tarot deck, and now you want to start a successful relationship reading with the deck. So you really need to bond with your tarot deck, become friends with the cards. Sound silly? Sound weird? Well it isn't, not really. It may feel silly and it may feel weird, but trust me its going to be worth it.
 
You're excited, you're thrilled, you're jumping up and down because you just got your new tarot deck. You've pined after this deck forever...or you bought it on a whim, whatever the case you have it in your possession and the universe is alight.

 
Now what to do, dive right in and start out with a complex 40 card spread right? Well you could do that, but it seems a tad rude to me. Why not say hello first, get to know the cards and what messages their imagery gives you. Take your time, let this first encounter be nothing but a sweet, innocent flirtation of energies.