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Sharing Your Gifts ~ 5 Card Tarot Spread
We all have unique gifts, talents and abilities that we bring to this world. However, we can sometimes feel lost when it comes to identifying what those gifts are or even how to express our gifts. This 5 card Tarot Spread will help you discover your gifts and show you what is blocking your expression of them and what can help you share them without fear.
1) You in relation to your gifts:
How you feel about sharing your gifts / talents
How well you are currently expressing them
2) Gifts you are already aware of:
Talents and abilities you are already expressing in your life
How do you feel about sharing these gifts? How well are you expressing them in your life right now?
3) What is blocking you:
What is holding you back from sharing your gifts – for example, fears, limiting beliefs, attitudes, past events
What you need to release or change in order to express your talents more freely
What is lacking in your life (This usually applies if the tarot card in this position is quite positive)
4) Gifts you are not aware of:
Special talents and abilities that you have not yet fully tapped into (you many have an inkling as to what these are, but you haven’t explored them yet)
Gifts you are aware of, but keep suppressed out of fear
5) What will help you share your gifts:
Action you can take
A particular perspective or way of thinking
…

tarot-sybarite:

Sharing Your Gifts ~ 5 Card Tarot Spread

We all have unique gifts, talents and abilities that we bring to this world. However, we can sometimes feel lost when it comes to identifying what those gifts are or even how to express our gifts. This 5 card Tarot Spread will help you discover your gifts and show you what is blocking your expression of them and what can help you share them without fear.

1) You in relation to your gifts:

  • How you feel about sharing your gifts / talents
  • How well you are currently expressing them

2) Gifts you are already aware of:

  • Talents and abilities you are already expressing in your life
  • How do you feel about sharing these gifts? How well are you expressing them in your life right now?

3) What is blocking you:

  • What is holding you back from sharing your gifts – for example, fears, limiting beliefs, attitudes, past events
  • What you need to release or change in order to express your talents more freely
  • What is lacking in your life (This usually applies if the tarot card in this position is quite positive)

4) Gifts you are not aware of:

  • Special talents and abilities that you have not yet fully tapped into (you many have an inkling as to what these are, but you haven’t explored them yet)
  • Gifts you are aware of, but keep suppressed out of fear

5) What will help you share your gifts:

  • Action you can take
  • A particular perspective or way of thinking

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claudialala:

The Gray Witches
 
 Reading Tea Leaves or Coffee Grounds Reading tea leaves or coffee grounds has traditionally been practiced in many countries by the women in the family, typically at gatherings of family and friends. Tea leaf reading is also referred to as tasseomancy, tasseography or teomancy. Coffee reading is known as cafeomancy. But this sort of divination has long been practised wherever there is a liquid that leaves behind some sort of dregs, whether it be tea leaves or coffee grounds. In ancient times, they would read the wine lees left in the glass. Method First of all sit, down and enjoy your cup of tea. Remembering of course, that you need to make your tea the old-fashioned way using a teapot, so that you end up with a fair few tea leaves! You need a teacup with a wide mouth, sloping side of cups, and a plain, undecorated surface inside of cup. Do not strain the tea as you pour it. Many people believe you cannot read your own cup, however that is a personal preference. As with any form of divination, it is always difficult to read your own fortune objectively. If you prefer coffee, simply brew your favourite variety of coffee and add a pinch or two of dry coffee grounds to the coffee so that there will be enough grounds to read. If you add the grounds before drinking, then let the cup sit for a few minutes so that the grounds sink to the bottom. Otherwise add the grounds to the remaining coffee dregs after you have drunk your cup of coffee. You will find that different varieties of coffee, such as Turkish or Greek coffee, are more suitable for coffee reading. Part of the ritual of this form of divination is to sit down and enjoy the tea and the company of your fellow drinkers before you get started. This is not as frivolous as it sounds as it allows you to relax and also gather your thoughts. Before you even start the reading , there may already be some early signs to interpret: Bubbles on the surface of your tea or coffee means that money is on its way. If any tea leaves are floating on the surface, then visitors are imminent. The number of leaves shows how many days away they are. If two teaspoons are accidently placed on a saucer, then you can expect news of twins soon. If a teaspoon is placed upside down onto a saucer then you will hear news of the ill-health of a close relative. Finish your tea leaving a small amount of liquid in the bottom of cup of the cup. Holding the cup in your left hand, swirl the tea leaves round three times in a clockwise direction. Make sure that the remaining tea swirls around the whole of the cup. Then, upend the cup on the saucer and let the liquid drain away. Coffee drinkers can use the same method with the remains of their coffee, or they can pour the remains across a plate and interpret the patterns that are left on the plate. Variations with Coffee Reading: In Romania the coffee grounds are swirled so that the most of the inside of the cup is covered. In many Middle East areas, before the start of the reading, the drinker “opens the heart” by by placing the right thumb at the inside bottom of the cup and twisting clockwise slightly. The impression that is left by this small action is then interpreted by the reader as the drinker’s inner thoughts or emotions. Now you can examine the cup and the patterns of the tea leaves inside. As a general first impression, just a scattering of leaves inside the cup indicates a tidy mind and disciplined life. A lot of leaves indicates a rich, full, busy life. Reading the Leaves The cup is held so that the handle points towards the questioner. The handle represents the questioner and his or her home, and the tea leaves are read in relation to the position of the handle. The rim of the Cup represents recent events. Leaves lying closer to the bottom of the Cup indicate events that are more distant in time. The very bottom of the Cup represents misfortunes. Leaves that lie to the right of the handle indicate the future, and leaves to the left of the handle indicate the past. The further away the leaves lie from the handle, the further away the events are in either time or even physical distance. First take a quick look inside the cup to see if there are any signs that jump out at you: Any distinct drops of tea or coffee that remain in the cup despite the swirling and emptying of the cup, represent tears. A very large clump of tea leaves indicates trouble. Near the handle - trouble caused by your own making. Opposite the handle - the trouble is not your fault. Tea-stalks indicate people. Long stalks indicate men. Shorter stalks indicate women. Pale or dark stalks indicate colouring. Slanted stalks indicate untrustworthy people. Most tea leaf readers interpret the patterns that the dark tea leaves make against the light background of the cup. However, some also read the images formed in white (seen on the cup itself), with the dark clumps of tea leaves forming the background. If you click the link below they provide a list of images and their meanings.http://www.serenapowers.com/tealeaves.html

claudialala:

 



Reading Tea Leaves or Coffee Grounds

Reading tea leaves or coffee grounds has traditionally been practiced in many countries by the women in the family, typically at gatherings of family and friends. Tea leaf reading is also referred to as tasseomancy, tasseography or teomancy. Coffee reading is known as cafeomancy.

But this sort of divination has long been practised wherever there is a liquid that leaves behind some sort of dregs, whether it be tea leaves or coffee grounds. In ancient times, they would read the wine lees left in the glass.
Method

First of all sit, down and enjoy your cup of tea. Remembering of course, that you need to make your tea the old-fashioned way using a teapot, so that you end up with a fair few tea leaves! You need a teacup with a wide mouth, sloping side of cups, and a plain, undecorated surface inside of cup. Do not strain the tea as you pour it. Many people believe you cannot read your own cup, however that is a personal preference. As with any form of divination, it is always difficult to read your own fortune objectively.

If you prefer coffee, simply brew your favourite variety of coffee and add a pinch or two of dry coffee grounds to the coffee so that there will be enough grounds to read. If you add the grounds before drinking, then let the cup sit for a few minutes so that the grounds sink to the bottom. Otherwise add the grounds to the remaining coffee dregs after you have drunk your cup of coffee. You will find that different varieties of coffee, such as Turkish or Greek coffee, are more suitable for coffee reading.

Part of the ritual of this form of divination is to sit down and enjoy the tea and the company of your fellow drinkers before you get started. This is not as frivolous as it sounds as it allows you to relax and also gather your thoughts.

Before you even start the reading , there may already be some early signs to interpret:

Bubbles on the surface of your tea or coffee means that money is on its way. If any tea leaves are floating on the surface, then visitors are imminent. The number of leaves shows how many days away they are. If two teaspoons are accidently placed on a saucer, then you can expect news of twins soon. If a teaspoon is placed upside down onto a saucer then you will hear news of the ill-health of a close relative.

Finish your tea leaving a small amount of liquid in the bottom of cup of the cup. Holding the cup in your left hand, swirl the tea leaves round three times in a clockwise direction. Make sure that the remaining tea swirls around the whole of the cup.

Then, upend the cup on the saucer and let the liquid drain away.

Coffee drinkers can use the same method with the remains of their coffee, or they can pour the remains across a plate and interpret the patterns that are left on the plate.

Variations with Coffee Reading: In Romania the coffee grounds are swirled so that the most of the inside of the cup is covered. In many Middle East areas, before the start of the reading, the drinker “opens the heart” by by placing the right thumb at the inside bottom of the cup and twisting clockwise slightly. The impression that is left by this small action is then interpreted by the reader as the drinker’s inner thoughts or emotions.

Now you can examine the cup and the patterns of the tea leaves inside.

As a general first impression, just a scattering of leaves inside the cup indicates a tidy mind and disciplined life. A lot of leaves indicates a rich, full, busy life.



Reading the Leaves

The cup is held so that the handle points towards the questioner. The handle represents the questioner and his or her home, and the tea leaves are read in relation to the position of the handle.

The rim of the Cup represents recent events. Leaves lying closer to the bottom of the Cup indicate events that are more distant in time. The very bottom of the Cup represents misfortunes.

Leaves that lie to the right of the handle indicate the future, and leaves to the left of the handle indicate the past.

The further away the leaves lie from the handle, the further away the events are in either time or even physical distance.

First take a quick look inside the cup to see if there are any signs that jump out at you:

Any distinct drops of tea or coffee that remain in the cup despite the swirling and emptying of the cup, represent tears. A very large clump of tea leaves indicates trouble. Near the handle - trouble caused by your own making. Opposite the handle - the trouble is not your fault. Tea-stalks indicate people. Long stalks indicate men. Shorter stalks indicate women. Pale or dark stalks indicate colouring. Slanted stalks indicate untrustworthy people.

Most tea leaf readers interpret the patterns that the dark tea leaves make against the light background of the cup. However, some also read the images formed in white (seen on the cup itself), with the dark clumps of tea leaves forming the background.

If you click the link below they provide a list of images and their meanings.

http://www.serenapowers.com/
tealeaves.html

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Tarot Asks

The Fool:
Something you've always wanted to try
The Magician:
Something you're very good at
The High Priestess:
One thing you wish you knew
The Empress:
A woman you really admire
The Emperor:
A man you really admire
The Hierophant:
Something you believe in
The Lovers:
A person who makes you very happy
The Chariot:
A prize or award you've won
Strength:
Something you struggle with
The Hermit:
Favourite way to spend a day alone
The Wheel Of Fortune:
Something you wish you could change
Justice:
A decision you wish you could do over
The Hanged Man:
A time when you wished someone would listen to you
Death:
Someone you really miss
Temperance:
Your ideal day
The Devil:
Who you talk to when you're dealing with big issues
The Tower:
Something that changed your life
The Star:
Someone you consider perfect
The Moon:
Something you fear
The Sun:
Your happiest memory
Judgement:
Your favourite song(s)
The World:
Your dream job

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~The Basics of Potion Making~
Many have heard of potions but aren’t sure about the making of a potion and what it Intel’s. a potion may represent an abstract quality, or inspire the mind to some significant awareness, or sooth the body to a state of well being, according to their concoction. When making a potion one has to put into account the meaning and use of the herbs used in the creation.
The creation of a potion can be as simple as making tea to as difficult as baking a soufflé . With potions there is an array of ingredients and magical correspondences one can use.
•Herbs -medicinal qualities  -magical qualities  •crystals •alcohol  •water •tinctures  • time of day •day of the week •planetary correspondences  •elemental correspondences  •lunar phase
 There are a few different directions you can go in the making of a potion.
Tincture (Philters) potion
First crush the herb material with a mortar and pestle .
With the creation of a tincture you use a large mason jar and fill it 3/4 full of the chosen herbs then full the remaining space with 70 proof alcohol (vodka or rum). Then keep in a dark place for two weeks shaking it twice daily. After the two weeks strain out the plant matter and keep the remaining liquid in a dark bottle.
~when you wish to use it. Use a dropper and mix 2 drops of the condensed liquid to a cup of distilled water.
 Crystal Elixir  You can make a crystal elixir in your water bottle for the day for example for healing your can add amethyst, carnelian and agate or you can add crystals to your herbal potions the same way as the water method. Tho you can’t add any crystal because some crystals are poisonous, I suggest that you do thorough research on the crystals you choose to use. So you don’t accidentally Poison your self.  –Steep a stone in water for a measured amount of time in sunlight or moon light. You may leave the stone in the liquid and renew the fluid as necessary. Make sure the stone is scrubbed clean and rinsed well before you use it. Also make sure you have cleansed the stone of any foreign energy by any chosen method.
 Herbal Elixir –An herbal elixir is a liquid that contains properties of planetary energies, because of the inclusion of herbs possessing the chosen plants equivalent vibrations. In an elixir, the herbs are blended with the physical, astral, and spiritual which all three levels are balanced. Thus all three are affected when the elixir is used. An alcohol based substance such as brandy in which you will place the herbs to extract the “sulphur” (astral qualities of the herb).
-How To: —Place 1 pint of brandy in a small enamel or glass sausepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer with the pan covered until you have reduced the liquid alcohol by half. Then turn the heat off.
—Pour the reduced alcohol into a dark, wide mouth jar. Now add 1/2 cup of your chosen dried herbs or 1 cup fresh herbs to the reduced alcohol in the jar and seal it. The alcohol is considered “mercury” (spiritual qualities of the herbs used)
—Keep the herbs and alcohol in your sealed jar in a slightly warm place for about 2 weeks.
—At this point strain the mixture until it is clear and has no particles of herb left in it.
— take the herbs that you have strained out for the last step in the process( store in a dark wide mouth jar) allow the herbs to completely dry . This may take a few days. When they are dry, place them in a fire resistant dish and ignite them. Allow the herbs to burn to ash.
–Next place the ashes in their fire resistant dish over the low flame of a Bunsen burner and heat the ashes to a red glow while grinding them occasionally. This produces “salt” (Physical qualities of the herb)
–mix the “salt” back into the liquid in your dark jar and store the mixture again in its worm place. Let it sit for another 2 weeks.
–after that time, pour the liquid off, leaving the solid matter in the jar and seal it.  –allow it to sit another 2 weeks then open the jar and allow any moisture to evaporate.  –after the elixir completely drys scrape it into an air tight container.
—you can certainly save the liquid that you removed from the solid matter and use it in a bath, or discard it, you may pour it into a running stream to disperse your desires into the univers.
~when you wish to use the elixir , mix 1/4 tsp of dry elixir with 2 cups water and take it internally over a weeks period prior to your magical working.
 Fluid condensers  An herbal condenser is not dimple to prepare than an elixir but can be used in similar ways.
–first take a large handful of an herb or herbal combination and place it in a small glass or enamel pot. Cover the herbs with distilled water.  –let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes with the pot covered. Turn off the heat and allow your mixture to cool, leavening the pot covered.  –when it is cool, strain out the herbs and return the liquid to the pot again. Summer with the lid on until the liquid has boiled down to Half.  – cool the liquid again and mix it with grain alcohol equal to the volume of the liquid.  –now add 10 flakes of gold and stir.  Bottle it in a dark amber or blue bottle to keep any light from touching the liquid and store in a cool dark place.
~when your wish to use the condenser, shake it first, then drink a liqueur glass full each day for a week prior to your rite.
—When you wish to begin your potion making I suggest that you put lots of thought into your process, so you can work the herbs powers to there extent. The day , the time, the amount, and the season all play rolls in this art.
 • if there are any questions my ask is always open.
~The Darkest of Lights
 Sources: Arin Murphy Hiscock Scott Cunningham  Karen Harrison Ann Moura

the-darkest-of-lights:

~The Basics of Potion Making~

Many have heard of potions but aren’t sure about the making of a potion and what it Intel’s. a potion may represent an abstract quality, or inspire the mind to some significant awareness, or sooth the body to a state of well being, according to their concoction. When making a potion one has to put into account the meaning and use of the herbs used in the creation.

The creation of a potion can be as simple as making tea to as difficult as baking a soufflé . With potions there is an array of ingredients and magical correspondences one can use.

•Herbs
-medicinal qualities
-magical qualities
•crystals
•alcohol
•water
•tinctures
• time of day
•day of the week
•planetary correspondences
•elemental correspondences
•lunar phase


There are a few different directions you can go in the making of a potion.

Tincture (Philters) potion

First crush the herb material with a mortar and pestle .

With the creation of a tincture you use a large mason jar and fill it 3/4 full of the chosen herbs then full the remaining space with 70 proof alcohol (vodka or rum). Then keep in a dark place for two weeks shaking it twice daily. After the two weeks strain out the plant matter and keep the remaining liquid in a dark bottle.

~when you wish to use it. Use a dropper and mix 2 drops of the condensed liquid to a cup of distilled water.


Crystal Elixir
You can make a crystal elixir in your water bottle for the day for example for healing your can add amethyst, carnelian and agate or you can add crystals to your herbal potions the same way as the water method. Tho you can’t add any crystal because some crystals are poisonous, I suggest that you do thorough research on the crystals you choose to use. So you don’t accidentally Poison your self.
–Steep a stone in water for a measured amount of time in sunlight or moon light. You may leave the stone in the liquid and renew the fluid as necessary. Make sure the stone is scrubbed clean and rinsed well before you use it. Also make sure you have cleansed the stone of any foreign energy by any chosen method.


Herbal Elixir
–An herbal elixir is a liquid that contains properties of planetary energies, because of the inclusion of herbs possessing the chosen plants equivalent vibrations. In an elixir, the herbs are blended with the physical, astral, and spiritual which all three levels are balanced. Thus all three are affected when the elixir is used. An alcohol based substance such as brandy in which you will place the herbs to extract the “sulphur” (astral qualities of the herb).

-How To:
—Place 1 pint of brandy in a small enamel or glass sausepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer with the pan covered until you have reduced the liquid alcohol by half. Then turn the heat off.

—Pour the reduced alcohol into a dark, wide mouth jar. Now add 1/2 cup of your chosen dried herbs or 1 cup fresh herbs to the reduced alcohol in the jar and seal it. The alcohol is considered “mercury” (spiritual qualities of the herbs used)

—Keep the herbs and alcohol in your sealed jar in a slightly warm place for about 2 weeks.

—At this point strain the mixture until it is clear and has no particles of herb left in it.

— take the herbs that you have strained out for the last step in the process( store in a dark wide mouth jar) allow the herbs to completely dry . This may take a few days. When they are dry, place them in a fire resistant dish and ignite them. Allow the herbs to burn to ash.

–Next place the ashes in their fire resistant dish over the low flame of a Bunsen burner and heat the ashes to a red glow while grinding them occasionally. This produces “salt”
(Physical qualities of the herb)

–mix the “salt” back into the liquid in your dark jar and store the mixture again in its worm place. Let it sit for another 2 weeks.

–after that time, pour the liquid off, leaving the solid matter in the jar and seal it.
–allow it to sit another 2 weeks then open the jar and allow any moisture to evaporate.
–after the elixir completely drys scrape it into an air tight container.

—you can certainly save the liquid that you removed from the solid matter and use it in a bath, or discard it, you may pour it into a running stream to disperse your desires into the univers.

~when you wish to use the elixir , mix 1/4 tsp of dry elixir with 2 cups water and take it internally over a weeks period prior to your magical working.


Fluid condensers
An herbal condenser is not dimple to prepare than an elixir but can be used in similar ways.

–first take a large handful of an herb or herbal combination and place it in a small glass or enamel pot. Cover the herbs with distilled water.
–let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes with the pot covered. Turn off the heat and allow your mixture to cool, leavening the pot covered.
–when it is cool, strain out the herbs and return the liquid to the pot again. Summer with the lid on until the liquid has boiled down to Half.
– cool the liquid again and mix it with grain alcohol equal to the volume of the liquid.
–now add 10 flakes of gold and stir.
Bottle it in a dark amber or blue bottle to keep any light from touching the liquid and store in a cool dark place.

~when your wish to use the condenser, shake it first, then drink a liqueur glass full each day for a week prior to your rite.

—When you wish to begin your potion making I suggest that you put lots of thought into your process, so you can work the herbs powers to there extent. The day , the time, the amount, and the season all play rolls in this art.


• if there are any questions my ask is always open.

~The Darkest of Lights


Sources:
Arin Murphy Hiscock
Scott Cunningham
Karen Harrison
Ann Moura

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