Saturday, 11 November 2017

THE ROSE


Rose symbolism in Tarot:

Rose symbolism can mean things such as: Love, beauty, purity, sexuality, passion, desire, virtue, creation, spirituality, magic, and those are just a few of the meanings.The Rose is featured in several Tarot cards, Major Arcana: The Fool, The Magician, Strength, and Death.
THE FOOL-The "white rose" in his left hand represents purity and innocence.

The Wizards Tarot by Corinne Kenner and John Blumen
The Magician: represents purity and innocence found in the Fool, but also  represents worldly experience and knowledge. In the bed of flowers at his feet this duality is repeated in the mix of pure white lilies and thorny "red roses".





The "Strength" Card- The Woman is wearing a belt and crown of "roses" and stands "unprotected" in an open green field. The crown on her head represents the fullest, most beautiful expression of nature and transient life. 



Death-The banner that Death carries has a black background, indicating an absence of light. The "white rose," on the other hand, indicates beauty, purification and immortality. 




Monday, 6 November 2017

Vintage Wisdom Oracle deck by Victoria Moseley- K's Contribution



Hello again everyone! K here, contributing once again to my lovely friend's blog.


I thought today I'd write a little bit about one of my favourite Oracle decks, the Vintage Wisdom Oracle by Victoria Moseley.





This beautiful deck kept standing out to me every time I would be browsing the cards in stores or online- once I saw what the cards looked like inside, I knew this was a deck for me! 


The most wonderful thing about this deck is that the cards have a very gentle energy and the messages of each one are quite clear, telling a story within the beautiful vintage images. If you are unsure about the card you have pulled for a reading, there is a helpful book that comes with the deck, giving each card an in-depth explanation. The deck contains 52 high-quality cards.




I had heard that this deck is a great intuitive way to read, and can produce similar results to tarot. As someone who is still learning the ways of tarot reading, I am finding that using these once or twice a week supports and inspires my learning curve, promoting deeper self-reflection.



I honestly love this deck so much and can't get enough of looking at the beautiful, ethereal images! If you love unique vintage art and an easy-to-use deck, this is definitely something you should pick up.

The deck can be found here on Amazon for Canadian buyers, and here for American/other buyers :)



Thanks so much for reading!!





Friday, 3 November 2017

SCRYING With A Crystal Ball

SCRYING with A Crystal Ball-
Scrying comes from the Old English word descry meaning “to make out dimly” or “to reveal.”
I must admit that I don't know much about scrying, except the one episode when I was maybe seven or eight ish...That particular time a friend of my Mom and Dads had me staring at a crystal ball she had, while talking like a hypnotist in the background. This is what I sort of remember from that time:....Pat was saying something about it being a beautiful day, and I was sitting by cool clear water...I felt very different when I was staring at her crystal ball, and very focused. I started to see clouds in her crystal ball, and they were starting to clear.  All of a sudden my older brother smacked me across the back of the head, cause he didn't like what I was doing, and that was it (game over).
I have thought about that episode often, and part of me wants to try it again, and part of me is not so sure...Maybe those television shows from long ago made me paranoid, such as the Wizard of OZ. (see below here )
Wow! That crystal ball is as big as a T.V.

I do guided meditations so it shouldn't be too hard working with the crystal ball. Scrying is an auto-deepening trance practise, traditionally achieved by staring into a smooth dark surface. Ancient Egyptians used bowls filled with ink and blood, Aztecs used slabs of obsidian, ancient Persians used a chalice filled with water, the Celts used darkened brass plates, and many contemporary diviners simply paint a mirror black. Many people associate scrying with the crystal ball, and there are several fallacies surrounding it. For example, some will tell you that only a ball of pure quartz crystal may be used. If ancient Druids could scry in the flash of their thumbnail in the sun, then you can scry with a glass ball, a ball of lead crystal, a paperweight, or an old fishing float.
I guess the information can come through in a few different ways, depending on your mental and spiritual state: you may hear things, see shapes, receive emotional “hunches”, or strong impressions of people, smells, or places. Apparently learning how to scry is easy: choose a quiet location with indirect lighting, allow your body to relax, take a few deep, slow breaths. Gaze at the
Crystal ball.


Scrying isn’t always successful first time round; often people will sit with a crystal ball etc., for quite some time, and practise is essential. It is important to remember that with any divination tool, the answer comes from within, not from the device. *Some of the above info was borrowed in parts from the "wiccan spells-white magic for the modern day witch".  No I'm not a witch, but I'm fine with those that are...


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Card of The Day-The Two (2) of Swords



 🐈~HAPPY HALLOWEEN~🐈

*Card of The Day-The Two (2) of Swords*
Steam punk Tarot

















Today's meaning-  careful which direction you choose.




Saturday, 28 October 2017

UFO hunters film orb over Stawamus Chief in Squamish B.C. Canada

 UFO hunters film orb over Stawamus Chief in Squamish, B.C. Canada-

Squamish is about 40 miles or 6o km north of Vancouver B.C., and along the sea to sky highway. 
The Stawamus Chief (the Chief) is a world-renowned rock-climbing destination. Climbers even camp out on the little ledges of the Chief,  nice view, huh? It's even very scary looking from the ground up at you campers on those ledges!
The Chief is often claimed to be the "second largest" granite monolith in the world".
The Squamish, indigenous people from this area, consider the Chief to be a place of spiritual significance. The Squamish language name for the mountain is Siám' Smánit (siám' is usually translated as "chief" though it is really a social ranking), and their traditions say it is a longhouse transformed to stone by Xa'ays, as the Transformer Brothers are known in this language. (That in which all the spirit animals gathered for a feast.) It is seen in the physical realm as a mountain, but in the spirit realm it’s a longhouse, it is a symbol of togetherness. The mythical hero Xwech’taal vanquished a double-headed sea serpent Sinulhkay before uniting the Squamish Nation. "As Sinulhkay fled across the mountain, the creature seared a trail of defeat into the stone, which today is visible as the great cleft in the mountain's cliff-face in Squamish. (legend is this mark of corrosion was left by the skin of Sinulhka, the giant two-headed sea serpent👾👾) 

So this area has a real "vibe" to it, as well as being stunningly beautiful.











Roll on July 2017, and this story from that area: An eerie orb of ‘yellowish white’ was filmed by UFO hunters as it passed through the night sky near the Chief..
Rob Freeman and Marcus McNabb captured a ‘ball of light’ travelling over Stawamus Chief in Squamish, B.C. before it disappeared from sight. "At first we thought it was an aeroplane. There was absolutely no sound… then we absolutely knew it was no aeroplane."-Quote


-Using night vision



The orb was captured through a night vision camera and more than 43,000 people have watched the video since it was posted.‘The trees behind the orb were all lit up. That means it was in front of the trees.’The pair have taken their hunt for UFOs to 11 countries and 30 cities in the last three years. Apparently all around that area of Howe Sound has had sightings of UFO's or orbs. I had no idea about this until just recently, and I'm a native to B.C.😕 I'd love to see one, but when I'm with friends.....Dee-Rubylake Tarot
Here is all their camera gear:

Extra info quoteThe Chief is a sacred mountain,” Freeman said. “Lights are found in ancient spots like Peru or Norway. Whatever it is, in every single country on every single expedition, we’ve got something.” 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Sunday, 22 October 2017

A Brief History of SAMHAIN

SAMHAIN- (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win or /ˈs.ɪn/ SOW-inIrish pronunciation: [sˠəuɪnʲ]) is one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals that has been observed throughout Ireland, Scotland, and beyond. Believed to be of Celtic-Pagan origins, Samhain marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter- the darker half of the year, celebrated from 31 October to 1 November. Traditionally this is when the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Similar festivals are held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf ( Wales), Kalan Gwav( Cornwall), and Kalan Goañv (Brittany).
According to early Irish literature, many important events in Irish Mythology happen or begin in Samhain. Cattle were brought back down from the summer pastures and livestock were slaughtered for the winter. Much like the time of Bealtaine, bonfires were lit for protective and cleansing purposes and there were rituals involved. It was another time of year for the Celts where the boundary between our world and the Other world was thinnest- crossing over would be much easier. This was said to be especially true for the Aos Si, the spirits or fairies, who where likely pagan gods and nature spirits, as well as souls of the dead coming back home to seek hospitality.
At Samhain, it was believed that the Aos Sí needed to be appeased to ensure that the people and their livestock survived the winter. Offerings of food and drink were left outside for them. In order to trick the Aos Si, miming and guising occurred in which people would go door-to-door dressed in strong disguises or costumes so they would not be recognised by the spirits. Verses would be sung at the doors in exchange for food. 
Large festivals were always had at this time of year, at which the souls of dead kin were asked to attend and a place set at the table for them. Divination rituals and games were also part of the festival and often involved nuts and apples.
Yes, from Bewitched...(an example kinda.) Loved the show
Also according to mythology, a Cat Sìth will bless any house that leaves out a saucer of milk on the Samhain. Houses that don't will be cursed......👾

Thursday, 19 October 2017

EGO interrupts Intuition

EGO interrupts Intuition-


I don't know this little man, but it would appear he has a big ego and is very controlling, and I'm looking for examples...




Some signs of a big EGO-
  • Too much is never enough. ...(like a hole in the soul that never gets filled)
  • Disliking when people succeed. ...
  • Redirecting the attention back to you. ...
  • Constantly comparing yourself. ...
  • Craving respect and recognition. ...Wonder if Kim J.un takes selfies?
  • Always being defensive...They perceive any resistance to their thoughts and actions as “attacks”.
  • Manipulating-
  • They believe they’re more intelligent than everyone else, so it should be easy to control them.
    When it comes to manipulation and control, egotists are not afraid to throw a compliment or two someone’s way to get what they want.  GROSS!
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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


Signs of a Intuitive-Spiritual person

Being a spiritual person is synonymous with being a person whose highest priority is to be kind to themselves, "and to others". A spiritual person cares about people, animals and the planet. A spiritual person knows that we are all One, and consciously attempts to honor this Oneness. Spirituality, is a state of enlightenment and consciousness, being able to see beyond materialistic boundaries. Your intuition is always speaking to you, whether you hear it or not, learn to listen to it. I think having a big ego can kind of crush intuition a bit though, IMO. Messages from the ego are often linked to fear, and harsh messages trying to talk you out of things. Messages from your intuition are respectful and along the lines of believing in yourself...'The problem is not that we have an ego, it’s that we allow the unhealthy parts of the ego to take over and rule our lives'-Gemma Stone(psychologist). I guess balance might be the key, to keep your ego in check, like catch yourself in the act ! BE KIND...

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

CARD OF THE DAY-5 (five) of CUPS REVERSED RX

CARD OF THE DAY-5 (five) of CUPS REVERSED RX-
Light Grey Tarot



Today's card meaning- Time to forgive and move on.












PS/ Thank you to Kerry Mitchell that visits my other Tarot site "Tarot Chat" on Facebook, and showed me the Light Grey Tarot Deck...Nice different deck!

Friday, 13 October 2017

CARD OF THE DAY - PAGE OF PENTACLES REVERSED RX

CARD OF THE DAY - PAGE OF PENTACLES REVERSED RX



Here he is standing on his head-
Today's meaning-Work on your long term goals and have faith, stay centred...


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Jimmy Page-another "Page" of Pentacles-(a short blurb for you;)

Jimmy Page lead guitar player of Led Zeppelin and a Capricorn -represented by Pentacles (many tarot decks relate astrological signs to the court cards). Jimmy Page born January 9th-Pentacles-earth- Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo.
Jimmy owned an occult bookstore called, "Equinox" in London, UK
"Pagey had said there was not one bookshop in London with a good collection of occult books, which made him mad, as he was getting into all of that at the time."
I think he gave the shop up about end of the 70's.
Pagey also owned from the early 1970s to the early 1990s, Boleskine House, the former residence of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parts of Page's fantasy sequence in the film "The Song Remains the Same", were filmed around Boleskine House.  
Location of Boleskine house: South-east side of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, and apparently suffered significant fire damage in December 2015.  
 Boleskine House lookin  eerie

Monday, 9 October 2017

Card Of The Day- 4 (FOUR) of Swords

Card Of The Day- 4 (FOUR) of Swords


Retro Witch Tarot (cool looking card)


Meaning- Rest, Relax, Recuperate....

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Are You Doing Everything Right To Manifest Your Dream?

Wikihow pic :)

Are You Doing Everything Right To Manifest Your Dream?

Here are the seven steps to manifest anything you want 
Step 1: Get really really clear on what you want. ...(Hmm, what do you really want?)
Step 2: Ask the universe. ...
Step 3: Work toward your goals a bit every day. ...
Step 4: Trust the process. ..
Step 5: Receive and acknowledge what you get. ...Be grateful!
Step 6: Keep Your Vibration High. ...Remember to become conscious of your thoughts....        Everything you think, say or feel becomes your reality. 
Step 7: Clear your resistance- by doing some of the next things listed here: 
Appreciation. Appreciation and love are identical vibrations. Appreciation is the absence of resistance. If all you did was look for things to appreciate you would live a happy, joyous life. Write a list of the things in your life that you appreciate and are thankful for. The longer your list the better.
Meditation. When you relax and quiet your mind, your attention is turned away from what holds your vibration in a lower place. It only takes 10 to 15 minutes a day of meditation to significantly improve your life.
Spend time in nature !!!!! Listen  to music you love...pet your cat/or dog 😉😸🐕
Releasing resistance is critical in manifesting what you want and living a positive life. When you set the intention to let go of anything that is not serving you, your life will transform and you will thrive.
*Try a guided meditation with Joe Treacy, his stuff is pretty cool and on youtube. There is one  called ,"Guided Meditation - Clearing Blocks and Negativity with your Spirit Guide.  I will put the link on my side bar, where all the extra info is on Rubylake Tarot blog.


So how long does this manifesting take to work? Read this: cut/paste

http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/lessonsfromarecoveringdoormat/2013/02/law-of-attraction-in-action-how-long-does-manifesting-take.html

Friday, 6 October 2017

Part 2 of Pixies, Elves, and Other Creatures- K's contribution




Creature Feature: Kappa






Hello again everyone!

Have you ever heard of Japanese Yokai? The term "Yokai" has a few different meanings: a creature, presence, or phenomena that is mysterious or eerie in nature. Yokai culture is quite popular in Japan and the Kappa is probably one of the most well known types of Yokai. I first came across a photo of this interesting creature while reading up on Japanese history and legends a few years ago and discovered that there is quite a background when it comes to this once widely feared Yokai.

No one is really sure where the name "Kappa" originated from, but stories began circling about the strange Yokai as early as 1444. The Kappa became more widely mentioned in texts between 1603-1697, where it is described in detail and stories of attempts to drag humans, horses and cows underwater were documented.


Kappa, or, "river child", is also known as Kawataro, Komahiki ("horse puller"), or Kawatora ("river tiger"). The appearance of a Kappa paints a rather grotesque picture; it is humanoid and typically about the size of a child. In addition to a large shell on its back, a Kappa is always depicted with a dish-shaped indentation on the top of its head, which is filled with water and is said to be the source of its power. Often a Kappa will have a turtle-esque face, and a warty or scaly lizard body (although there have been other depictions) and in some stories it is said that their arms are connected to each other through the torso and can slide from one side to the other.  They emanate a fishy smell and can swim very well, but do occasionally come on land, where they cover their head plate with a metal cap for protection as they head to the mountains.


Kappa art by Yuko Shimizu


Kappa are said to live in and around water, such as rivers, moats, and ponds. As ultimate tricksters and troublemakers, they often emerge from these areas to wreak havoc on unsuspecting humans or cattle. Although their behaviour is often harmless, there are many stories of Kappa drowning people, kidnapping children, and eating human flesh or drinking blood of their victims. Kappa are used to warn children about the dangers lurking in rivers and lakes, and there are warning signs about Kappa by the water in many Japanese villages and towns. 




If you come across a Kappa, it is said that escape can be difficult. However, Kappa have a strange obsession with politeness and a deep sense of decorum, and if you make a deep bow, they will feel obliged to return the gesture. This causes the water from their head plate to spill out and they are unable to leave the position until the plate is refilled with water from the river or place where they reside, as this is their source of power. Apparently once a person refills the water plate, a Kappa is indebted to them for all eternity. Other methods of defeating a Kappa include detaching its arms (as this is another weakness), or sumo wrestling. Again, the Kappa will perform favours or share knowledge with the person. There are stories of Kappa performing all sorts of tasks for humans, like helping farmers, bringing fresh fish, and even giving medical advice.

According to legend, Kappas love cucumbers, to the point where they prefer eating them over children or anything else. They are often depicted with cucumbers in art, and Japanese parents will often bring a cucumber to the water's edge and write the name of their children, or their own names, onto the cucumber and throw it into the water where Kappa are said to live. The hope is that this act will appease the Kappa and allow the family to bathe safely.


Kappa love cucumbers!


The Kappa is said to reside especially in the Saga Prefecture of Japan, but you can see shrines and festivals dedicated to these Yokai throughout Japan, which deal with worshipping particularly helpful Kappa and asking for a good harvest.








Thursday, 5 October 2017

Pixies, Elves,and Other Creatures.


Pixies, Elves, and Other Creatures. - This next entry is going to be a collaboration effort, so hope you like it. 😅

Exmouth Pixie- I had a cool Gran that was from South London. I never met my Gran, but she use to write to me and send me neat stuff. This Gran was into horoscopes, gambling, good luck charms, dancing etc., and all when it was frowned upon...My Gran was a free spirit type and a Sagittarius 💖
This one time she sent me an Exmouth Pixie and I thought, "wow Gran that looks evil"😟😈
So for the longest time I could not find much information about this Exmouth Pixie, but I have found a little bit out.
Exmouth Pixie

For those of you that don't know,  Exmouth is a seaside resort in East Devon, England, sited on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe. I'm not sure I have been to Exmouth, but I have been to Devon and Cornwall.  My Pixie would be a Devon Pixie if he is from Exmouth, but I see more info on Cornwall Pixies (maybe its one and the same)...? Here is what I have found: Pixies are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. Apparently they steal horses and children, & lead travellers astray.(good grief !) Pixies are believed to inhabit ancient underground ancestor sites such as stone circles, barrows, dolmens, ring forts or menhirs....They like to dance! Before the mid-19th century, pixies and fairies were taken seriously in much of Cornwall and Devon.  In some areas belief in pixies and fairies as real beings persists.
My pixie is from "Devon" and this is what is said about them: In Devon, pixies are said to be "invisibly small, and harmless or friendly to man."I was told: all who wear this charm will have luck, health and happiness! 
The Queen of the "Cornish" pixies is said to be "Joan the wad" and she is considered to be good luck or bring good luck. 
This is Joan


Creature Feature-

The "Creature" I'm going to write about is Ogopogo....

I live in B.C. western Canada, and in Canadian Folklore  Ogopogo is a lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake. The area kind of reminds me of northern Italy, with lakes and vineyards etc....The first nations people (native Indians of B.C.) have reported seeing Ogopogo since the 19th century. This lake monster kind of reminds me of Nessie in Scotland (same idea). As a child and visiting the area of Okanagan Lake, I was so afraid to swim in the lake thinking Ogopogo would get me😅 Ogopogo is said to be 40 to 50-foot-long (12 to 15 m), and here is a kids play area with an idea of what they think he/she might look like:
Ogopogo




Ps/ If you find Ogopogo interesting, then there is further reading here: http://www.ogopogoquest.com/old/index.html              

*Part 2 of  Pixies, Elves, and Other Creatures is coming up (it wont let us collaborate on same page:( *********************************************************************************

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

CARD OF THE DAY - EIGHT (8) OF CUPS REVERSED


CARD OF THE DAY - EIGHT (8) OF CUPS REVERSED-

Phantomwise Tarot


Meaning of this card reversed -Walk away from it, it is likely a move for the better :)


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Exploring Banyen Metaphysical Bookstore

Exploring Banyen Metaphysical Bookstore-

Well we had a good time looking around Banyen Books, but there is just so much stuff to look at it was overwhelming.  Definitely will have to make another trip back there one day soon. I did find two really nice hard covered tarot books, which I think will be like a trilogy in 2018. "Tarot Fundamentals", "Tarot Experience", and the one not out yet will be called, "Tarot Compendium". They are full-color tarot books from Lo Scarabeo & Tali Goodwin. Some topics they include are Tarot history, reading, spiritual work, card meanings, and much more. Good reference books for beginners and adepts alike. Includes more than 400 color illustrations and contributions from a wide range of tarot experts, including Sasha Graham, Barbara Moore, Mark McElroy, Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin, Giordano Berti, and Riccardo Minetti.  *I see that Amazon has them for a pretty good price, and you can also buy them separate.  Below is a photo we took of the two that are now available:






Saturday, 23 September 2017

A TRIP TO BANYEN BOOKS

Banyen Books is in Vancouver, Canada.
Many of the mystical books in this incense-rich store have a strong Asian flavour, but there are also titles from Western spiritual streams as well as psychology and the healing arts.
Banyen Books  has been around aprox. 45 years....
On the experimental West Coast, it turns out, alternative spirituality sells. This shop has sold thousands upon thousands and more, books....27,000 titles and products, Banyen’s extensive collection remains dizzyingly diverse. Along with serious books on spirituality, psychology, the healing arts, community building, ecology and the intersection of science and the sacred, there is no shortage of titles on the Freemasons, UFOs, the 2012 “cataclysm,” ESP, astral travel and psychedelia.
Anything and everything seems to be grist for Banyen’s non-judgmental spiritual mill. 

I am so looking forward to my visit there...




Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017

CARD OF THE DAY- KING OF COINS (Pents)-DRAGON DECK

CARD OF THE DAY- KING OF COINS (Pents)-DRAGON DECK
Dragon Deck



Related thought:
 Share what you have for the purpose of greater good.





*In an earlier post I said I was going to go to the local Fall Fair, so when I was there I saw this very cool dragon a lady had crocheted. (Some people are so clever!) The dragon even has his own camp fire and marshmallows 😁 I love it!

SUELORIE CREATIONS
hand crafted by Susan Reid-( in Canada)
If you like him....she will create you one!
I can give you the info if you contact me, or you may see her on line somewhere .