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Astrology, a profound tool for divination, self-discovery, and empowerment, often appears daunting with its complex aspects, myriad planets, and hard-to-read charts. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed, thinking, ‘This is too intricate for me,’ we’re here to change that perspective with a tool that’s easy to learn and enjoyable to navigate.

Imagine if learning astrology was as engaging as a playful game. With My Living Astrology Chart, this vision becomes a tangible reality. This hands-on approach allows you to create your chart not as a laborious digital task but as an interactive, tactile experience. See and plan your year by arranging sturdy, physical pieces on a natal chart board . See your birth chart and transits vividly unfold before you.

Introducing My Living Astrology Chart, the new kit from Theresa Reed and Carrie Paris. A kit designed with newbies, intermediates, and astrology teachers in mind. This kit comes with everything you need for an experiential astrological learning adventure. Instead of trying to make sense out of abstract symbols and houses, you can grasp astrology concepts and navigate real time results with the stars by constructing your chart with real playing pieces.

Join us for this immersive astrology course & casting kit, collaboratively crafted by Theresa Reed and Carrie Paris, with special insights from guest teachers, Briana Saussy and Celeste Brooks.

 


 

 

• A gorgeous four-fold portable board to represent the natal chart. 

• 35, one inch round strong tokens (think sturdy backgammon pieces) featuring signs, planets, aspects, and more.

• A lush velvet bag to hold your astrological tokens.

• A glossy, quick-check fold-out guide.

• A sturdy 9.5″ square x 2.5″ deep keepsake box to protect your kit’s items.

• A copy of Astrology For Real Life – A No B.S. Guide for the AstroCurious by Theresa Reed.

• 12 classes to help you learn how to work with the kit, including two classes with world class astrology experts Celeste Brooks and Briana Saussy. These classes will cover the basics on natal charts, transits, and more.

• If you sign up by February 12, 2024, you also get a bag of casting charms. These charms will allow you to create more divination opportunities to the My Living Astrology Chart’s board.

 

 

  • A fun kit that will help you grok astrology once and for all.
  • Amazing classes that will teach you how to use the kit, including one class geared toward teachers who want to use the kit to help their astrology students “get it.”

 

Final Day to Order is May 7, 2024, the New Moon in Taurus.

Kits begin shipping February 29, 2024

All shipments come with tracking

US Shipments will arrive the first and second week of March 2024

International Shipments will arrive in 10 days to 3 weeks after shipping. Delivery time depends on how long customs in your country will hold your item.

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We understand that extended online sessions can be exhausting, which is why our initial seven classes, taught by Theresa Reed, are intentionally capped at 30 minutes each. Our aim is to foster a learning environment where knowledge is absorbed without feeling overwhelming. These concise, bite-sized lessons are expertly crafted to equip you with the foundational skills needed to confidently interpret an astrology chart. As you progress, we’ll gently extend classes 8-12 by an additional 15 minutes. This allows our remaining classes and guest teachers to seamlessly integrate the core principles from lessons 1-7, enhancing your learning experience.

Classes begin in May 2024 and run through October 2024 with classes 1-9 taught by Theresa Reed. Link to class recording will be available 24 hours after each class.

 

Class One: First Steps

Date: Tuesday, May 28

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

In this intro workshop, we’ll go over the key elements in the kit so you can gain a basic understanding of how it works (and all the possibilities).

What You Will Learn

• What’s in the box. Find out what’s included and why.
• How to begin using the tools, even if you don’t understand astrology.

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Class Two: Zodiac Signs

Date: Tuesday, June 4. Mercury ☌ Jupiter, Sun ☌ Venus.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

In this workshop, we’ll dive deep into the zodiac signs. Learn about elements, qualities, planetary rulership, and keywords. This foundational class will help you understand how the energies of each zodiac sign create nuances in chart interpretation.

What You Will Learn

  • The Elements: learn how earth, air, fire, and water affect each sign’s personal signature.
  • The Qualities: each sign is also cardinal, fixed, or mutable. When you combine this with the element, you quickly see why no two earth signs (or other elements) are the same.
  • Planetary Rulership: connect the planets to each sign.
  • Keywords will help you quickly interpret for each sign.

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Class Three: The Planets

Date: Tuesday, June 25. Moon enters Pisces.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

You’re more than your Sun sign. Each planet lines up into a different sign when you’re born. For example, the Moon rules your emotional life while Mercury shows how you think. This is why you might share the same birthday with someone but feel like completely different people (you are!).

What You Will Learn

• What role each planet plays in your astrology chart.
• What Chiron and the Nodes are – and what they have to say about fate.

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Class Four: The Houses

Date: Tuesday, July 16. Moon enters Pisces.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

The astrological chart is divided into twelve sections, like a pie. Each slice is associated with a different aspect of your life. In this class, we’ll overview each house – and what it means when a planet lands there as well as how to interpret an “empty” house.

What You Will Learn

• You’ll understand what each house contains.
• Learn about so-called “empty houses” and how to interpret them.

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Class Five: The Big Three and The Four Cardinal Points

Date: Tuesday, July 30. Venus ▵ Chiron. Moon enters Cancer.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

What’s your “big three?” That’s a common question amongst astrologers. The “big three” consists of your Sun, Moon, and Ascendant. In this class, we’ll discuss how this trio can be used to describe your personality. The Cardinal Points are also covered, which are the four main points on the wheel.

What You Will Learn

• The big three – the main components of chart interpretation.
• Why the Cardinal Points are the most important spokes on the horoscope wheel.

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Class Six: Aspects

Date: Tuesday, August 6. Mercury in Retrograde.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

You don’t have to be a geometry whiz to understand the aspects. In fact, The Living Astrology Chart makes it easier than ever to figure out these important angles! This class will teach you the basics on conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.

What You Will Learn

• You’ll discover how the aspects impact the planets – and you.
• Use the Living Astrology Chart to “see” the aspects come to life.

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Class Seven: Transits

Date: Tuesday, August 27. Venus ▵ Uranus.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

Transits indicate the current “weather pattern” in the cosmos. As you lay the planetary pieces around the cloth on the Living Astrology Chart, you can determine what’s happening right now in the skies – and how that might impact you. Transits are one of the most useful tools in predictive astrology.

What You Will Learn

• Learn what transits of the main planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) impact your chart.

• Get familiar with the basics of predictive astrology.

About Theresa

Theresa Reed is a typical Gemini. She loves to talk, read, and write. A prolific author, she has written two books on astrology including Astrology For Real Life – A No B.S. Guide for the AstroCurious and Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.

 

 

 

 

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Class Eight: Charm Casting Stellar Alignments- Manifesting Auspicious Outcomes with the Planetary Hours & Their Corresponding Olympic Spirits

Date: Tuesday, September 10. 1st Quarter Moon in Sagittarius.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

Are you intrigued by the mysteries of astrology and charm casting but find them a daunting duo? Are you captivated by the idea of invoking planetary helpers to manifest a magical life? This class aims to demystify the art of charm casting by integrating it with the potent energies of the Planetary Hours and their corresponding Olympic Spirits—planetary intermediaries that support the timely manifestation of magical outcomes.

What You Will Learn

· Planetary Powers: Explore and get to know the attributes of the seven Olympic Spirits and their planetary domains. Learn how each can influence intentions and aid you in achieving auspicious outcomes.

· Timing is Key: Gain mastery in calculating and utilizing Planetary Hours, aligning your casting practice with the most favorable cosmic energies and timing.

· Charm Casting Simplified: Discover how to select, consecrate, and cast charms that resonate with planetary forces, significantly enhancing the effectiveness of your manifestations.

· Interpretation Techniques: Here you will learn to navigate additional casting maps, develop the ability to interpret charm patterns, and acquire deeper insights influenced by the specific planetary hour.

This class is for anyone drawn to casting, astrology, and manifestation. Whether you are starting fresh or seeking to enrich your existing practice, you will uncover valuable insights and methods to elevate your divinatory journey.

About Carrie

Carrie Paris holds the distinction of being in the first class to graduate with a Masters in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination from the University of Kent, UK. As an author, she has created the innovative Magpie Oracle casting kits, the Relative Tarot, Beloved Dead Oracle, Sirens’ Song Lenormand & Kipper set, the Ofrenda and the Lenormand Revolution deck. Known for her online courses that delve into mediumship, magick and ancestral communication through casting, Carrie’s teaching blends academic depth with practical mysticism. A global citizen at heart, she imparts her magickal teachings from her homes in Northern California and Italy, guiding a diverse community of learners in their journey towards manifesting accurate outcomes.

 

 

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Class Nine: Happily Ever After: How to create peace, harmony, and joy in your family with Astrology and Magic! with Bri Saussy

Date: Thursday, September 19. Sun ▵ Uranus.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

Kids. Astrology, Magic. These are three of my favorite things…especially when they come together! When you work with astrology (and add a little bit of magic) you can have a richer, deeper, and more vast relationship with the little (and not so little) ones in your life. Parents have called on Astrology forever to help b ring harmony, peace, and joy into their family and especially into their relationships with their kids. From setting your children up for success, to understanding their unique communication styles, to even dealing with the occasional playground bully…looking to the stars, and adding a dash of magic can help transform even the toughest situations,

What You Will Learn

· Playing to Strength: how to determine what your child’s natural areas of interest and giftedness may be…and setting them up for success in those areas.
· Classroom Management: understanding where your child’s gifts and challenges will be in learning environments and how to help them put their best foot forward.
· No Bullies Allowed: learn where your child may feel especially vulnerable, what their relationship is to power, and how to protect them and keep them safe.
· Clean and Clear: Get clear on what your child’s preferred methods of communication are…and how you can best respond.

This class is for anyone who has a child in their life and wants to make use of ALL the resources out there…including astrology and magic…to support, honor, and bless that child.

About Briana

Briana Saussy is an author, storyteller, astrologer, tarot reader, teacher, spiritual counselor, and founder of the Sacred Arts Academy, where she teaches magic, divination, ceremony and other Sacred Arts for everyday life. She is the author of Making Magic: Weaving Together the Everyday and the Extraordinary, and Star Child: Joyful Parenting Through Astrology and has contributed to a number of books and articles within the field of Sacred Arts. She lives in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas with her husband, two sons, and a variety of furred and feathered friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Class Ten: How To Use The Kit To Teach Astrology with Theresa Reed

Date: Tuesday, September 24. Moon enters Cancer, Mercury ▵ Uranus.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the kit to teach astrology. The Living Astrology Kit is the perfect experiential tool for helping beginners understand basic astrological concepts.

What You Will Learn

• How to help your students understand astrology with The Living Astrology Kit – a fun and easy tool!

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Class Eleven: Q+A with Theresa Reed & Carrie Paris

Date: Tuesday, October 1. Moon enters Libra.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

In this class, we will focus on practicum and follow up questions.
This is your chance to practice casting charts and charms – and to clarify any questions about the kit you may have.

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Class Twelve: Manifesting Abundance with the Moon Phases with Celeste Brooks

Date: Wednesday, October 9. Moon enters Capricorn, Jupiter stations Retrograde.

Time: 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

The Sun governs our outward expression, and the Moon our subconscious needs. The Sun emits light, and the Moon reflects it. Each month, the luminaries embrace in a different zodiac sign and commence a luminary ballet. Your conscious and unconscious minds have an opportunity to harmonize on their mutual desires.

This class is for anyone craving a deeper connection with their inner wisdom and a yearning to live a more prosperous life.

What You Will Learn

During this talk, Celeste will provide insights into each of the eight moon phases and guidance on using them for goal setting and achievement.

Download her free e-book, Intention Setting with the Phases of the Moon, for more information and worksheets.

About Celeste

Celeste Brooks is an astrologer, coach, and teacher specializing in natal, mundane, and horary astrology. Her offerings include personal readings, classes, cosmic coaching, and monthly Moon Mastery™ workshops. She uses the technique of chart rectification to help people find unknown birth times. Her podcast, Celestial Insights, offers weekly guidance. She discusses the astrology of current events on her popular Instagram lives. Celeste is the OPA Transit Talk host and an OPA Live Manager. She is a columnist for The Edge Magazine. Celeste lectures for astrology organizations, schools, and conferences, including OPA, ISAR, Kepler College, Synchronicity University, AstroBash, and NORWAC2024. Her website is www.astrologybyceleste.com.

 

 

 

 

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  • What if I cannot make the live classes?

All classes will be recorded and you’ll have access to replays.

  • Do you offer refunds?

There are no refunds.

  • What if I’m an astrology expert? Is this something I can use?

Yes! The kit is for all levels. If you’re a pro, you might find this is an excellent way to “show” the chart to your clients or students.

  • When do the doors close?

Final day to order is May 7, 2024, the New Moon in Taurus. However, the doors may close sooner if the kits sell out before then. We only have a limited number of kits available, so if this is something you want, you might want to hop on it.

  • I’m in! How much does it cost and where do I sign up?

Awesome and thank you! You can pre-order your kit right at the top of this page! Once you purchase your kit, you’ll receive notifications for shipping and links for the upcoming classes. We cannot wait to navigate the stars with you!

Welcome to the Ofrenda Oracle, inspired by the celebration honoring the Beloved Dead during Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead and birthed by 3 artists, Carrie Paris (Relative Tarot, the Beloved Dead, and the Sirens’ Song), Nancy Hendrickson (Ancestral Tarot, and the Ancestral Grimoire), and graphic artist Angelica Castro.

The Ofrenda Project has been a labor of love, nearly two years in the making. The initial inspiration came from San Diego’s close association with Mexico and the yearly celebration of the Dead that runs October through the first days of November.  From those vivid images and joyful celebrations came the idea for this kit of colorful cards.

The Ofrenda Oracle includes two, 60-card decks (bridge and mini size), designed to be read as an oracle. Both decks are nested with a full color, 90-page guidebook in a sturdy box with secure magnetic opener. In addition, cards 1-36 mirror those found in a Lenormand deck, and can be used separate from the remainder of the deck. The additional cards beyond 1-36 depict the vibrant symbolism seen during the Day of the Dead celebration.

 

 

The Lenormand Cards with Extra Man, Woman, Cat and the Ofrenda – Offering Card

 

 

Additional cards beyond 1-36 depict the vibrant symbolism seen during the Day of the Dead celebration.

 

Your Ofrenda Oracle comes with two quality decks (bridge & mini size) nested with a 90-page, full color guidebook in a sturdy box with secure magnetic opener.

‘Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.’ -Kahlil Gibran

Today is the longest day of the year and the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. Let’s take advantage of this extra light with a casting map that turns our attention towards what energizes us.

This map works with any divining tool-  Charms, found objects, runes, crystals, tarot and oracle decks, etc. All are welcome and encouraged. Here’s how it works.

Print the following casting map or mark the positions on a piece of paper. You can download a printable version here. Imagine what it is you wish to energize through this divination. Write your wish on a piece of paper and place it in the center of your casting map.

If you’re using cards, assign a single card to each position on the map.

For casting, lightly cast a handful of items over the map. Where they land will hold meaning. For example, if an item lands directly on one of the map’s symbols, go with it by divining it. However if an item misses a symbol, move on. I treat these misses as a non issue.

Want to take advantage of all the symbols on the map? Randomly assign an item to each. This will take more time, but then again, it’s the longest day of the year. You’ve got time!

Merry Solstice!

 

Positions

  • Central Sun: This is your Summer Solstice Message
  • Crown: This is what’s ruling you
  • Snake: Shed this. It doesn’t fit anymore.
  • Sword: Lay down this weapon to end the battle
  • Ouroboros: This will sustain you
  • Jar with Magick Dust: Add of dash of this for magick
  • All Seeing Eye: This is what you’re ready to see
  • Planchette: This is ready to be communicated
  • Caduceus: This is ready to be healed
  • Open Hand: Create boundaries with this
  • Arrow: Aim for this
  • Scales: Create stability and balance with this
  • Crystal: This wants to be crystal clear
  • Shooting Star: Wish on this
  • Crescent Moon: Your intuition want’s you to know this
  • Key: This is ready to be unlocked
  • Hourglass: This wants more of your time

 

Whether you’re new to casting maps or a seasoned pro, all of us will experience getting lost or stuck on a symbol. When this happens, I reach for the following 3-step formula to unlock accurate insights.

Step 1— Describe the Literal Meaning

To break the ice, describe the card or item literally. Avoid going into symbol-speak. That will come later. For example, if the item is a key charm or the Key card found in Lenormand decks, simply describe it as a key; This is a key. Next, describe the color, texture, temperature, or smell. All literal context eventually opens the doors to Step 2.

Step 2— Give the Item Symbolic Meaning

Now that you’ve literally described your item, add some words that give it symbolic value. For example, and staying with the key as our symbol, describe what a key stands for. How is a used and what is its purpose? Does it remind you of anything or anyone? At this point, familiar tie-ins between the symbol and you or your sitter’s situation start to become clear. However let’s take it a step deeper.

Step 3— Look in the Mirror

This final step invites us to look at what is being reflected in our story through the divination. How can the symbol offer a mirror of clarity or insight to our situation and how can we apply that information to our life? The aim of divination isn’t always to predict the future, but to locate a line of action that will improve our future. At this step, encourage your sitter to imagine how their situation might improve when applying this line of action. This type of dialogue empowers you or your sitter to leave the reading with a self-motivated plan.

Merry full moon in the sensitive sign of Cancer. The perfect moon for shining light on emotional patterns rooted in ancestral agendas.

Along with 30 ancestral healing teachers, I was invited by the Shift Network to participate in their outstanding Ancestral Healing Summit hosted by the eminent Lisa Bonnice. The interviews are free to watch between January 18-21 and feature new practices and insights for connecting with the wise and loving among our ancestors. For my part I wanted to share a lunar inspired divination map that uses the phases of the moon as a way to recognize, illuminate and release ancestral inheritances.

Before the invention of timepieces, our ancestors worked with the moon’s phases as a way of living in harmony with the seasons. Today we can adopt a similar type of lunar logic to pinpoint recurring patterns that weave their way through the family line. For this talk Lisa and I discuss how eight moon phases can be viewed as opportunities to release ancestral patterns over 29 ½ day period. Feel free to follow along with our interview using the following moon phase map and descriptions, or make a map of your own. As mentioned in the interview, you can begin with any moon phase. The goal is to create a month-long healing experience that works in tandem with the moon as our guiding light.

 

New Moon: A time when the moon is located between the sun and Earth and the night sky is at its darkest making the stars more visible. Several indigenous cultures, from Celtic to Aboriginal view the stars as representing the ancestors and today we often hear the phrase we are made of stardust. Carl Sagan wrote, the Nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are star stuff. He also reminds us that our ancestors who worshiped the Sun were not that foolish, It makes sense to revere the Sun and the stars, for we are their children. Let’s use this phase to reach out to our ancestral line and ask for their blessings as we inform them of our plan and our intention which is to release an ancestral pattern in order to heal and evolve the generational line.

 

A few days after the New Moon we move into the Waxing Crescent Moon. This is when the moon is traveling east in the sky and we begin to see a sliver being illuminated. The moon’s light is increasing in visibility. This is a claiming time where we give light to our goal by claiming how we will to commit to this work and also by claiming our desired outcome. At this time I recommend designing a lunar schedule, or printing the included lunar map and adding notes that help deliver you to your result.

First Quarter Phase: This is when the moon’s cycle is ¼ of the way complete and half of the moon is illuminated. During this phase select an action that you can repeat daily and visually depicts a successful outcome. This can be movement, music, words or a ritual act that ask, If I take this action, this is what I want the result to look and feel like—these are the changes that will occur. This can be enhanced with items like photos, altars, poetry or anything that stands for the action of your desired end result. This is something you want to make visible so you can give it everyday attention. Keep your eye on the prize!

Waxing Gibbous: Gibbous means growing shape so with this phase the moon’s shape and light appear to be growing as it nears being full. This is a time to grow your focus by giving it more energy and light. This can be candlelight or your own energetic light. Both work. Another option is to literally bathe your focus in moonlight by placing items or intentions outside or near a window that is touched by lunar light. This is the phase to give your items, intention and desired results a strong daily dose of focus and light.

 

Full Moon: Here the face of the moon is illuminated by the sun. Use this time to illuminate what keeps the ancestral pattern hidden or locked away. This can be achieved through magic, divination, ritual, whatever helps you bring light to your situation so you can see where and why the pattern may have originated. The goal here isn’t to blast the pattern with a harsh exposing light but instead to nurture it with the type of light that illuminates healing and lasting possibility—one that will support not only yourself but future generations.

 

Waning Gibbous: For this phase the moon’s shape and light are now decreasing. And so this is a time to harvest and bring in what you’ve discovered from your work so far. This is also a good time to share what you’ve discovered in creative ways and for this I like to write letters to my ancestors that tell them how much I’ve learned or gathered from the family pattern and also this experience of releasing the pattern. This letter serves as both a message of gratitude and release.

 

Last Quarter: This moon is opposite of the first quarter moon and yet half of it is also illuminated. This is an excellent phase to release and clear any remaining energy you might have around the ancestral pattern. A great way to achieve this is by revisiting and amplifying the action and outcome you set in place during the First Quarter phase. This is also a great time to ask yourself: What action can I do or double down on that will support me as I release the family pattern? How can I commit to giving this action a little more energy? Each time you invest in this action try to nurture it by envisioning how your life will change when you reach your desired outcome and then add to this a little more magick to actually sense what that outcome looks and feels like.

Waning Crescent: With this phase we can begin to wind down our work as the moon reaches its final lunar cycle. During this time it’s important to give yourself time to recuperate and retreat with what you’ve accomplished. Try not to do too much and instead simply observe what you set out to do. Explore what did and didn’t work for you and without a lot of effort, simply locate any changes that presented themselves through this work. These changes can be large or small. Whatever the size, try to view them as milestones that mark your progress.

Once you’ve accomplished the 29 ½ day experience, you can build on your accomplishments by giving back. For many, the promise of giving back becomes the greatest healing opportunity and can be achieved by making offerings through the next 29 ½ day moon cycle. For now, give focus to an emotional ancestral pattern you’re ready to change and heal

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The Generations Oracle is here!

Kits Ship on September 13, 2021

 

The Generations Oracle is a set of unique divination tools specifically designed to help you connect and open dialogue with your ancestors so you can get to the bottom of vexing issues. This tool is flexible, user friendly and can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be. You can use the kit’s individual elements as standalone tools, and in whatever order you prefer, if that’s what feels right at the moment. Each kit comes with helpful video links that guide you in successfully divining with your items. In addition to the videos you will have access to a private Generations Oracle Facebook group where Lisa, Carrie and several guests in the field of ancestral communication will offer live sessions on how you can extend the experience with your oracle. What’s inside? Read on!

 

Reading Cloth Featuring

  • The Family Tree, with interpretive symbols within the roots, trunk and branches
  • The Ancestral Cloud and Roots, above, below and beyond the tree
  • Two Pendulum Targets, one which says Yes and No, and another that says Past Life, Present Life and Ancestral Pattern
  • Five Time Stamps across the top of the cloth.

 

Family Tree Featuring

  • The left side of the cloth represents your paternal lineage, and the right side represents your maternal lineage.
  • The branches of the tree include icons that represent your parents, your grandparents, and your great-grandparents.
  • The trunk of the tree includes numbers 10-100. This will be used when querying about ages and/or other numbers. You can use the Generation Oracle Pendulum or toss one or all 3 Communication Charms when asking for information that includes numbers.
  • The roots have two components: Divine Masculine/Feminine and Grandparents’ Folkways.

 

Time Stamps

  • Distant Past
  • Recent Past
  • Current State
  • Immediate Future
  • Distant Future

 

Casting Pieces

  • A Telephone charm
  • A Clock charm
  • A Pendulum Tree/Charm
  • Informational Coins
  • Advice Coins

 

Informational Coins Feature

  • The 38 Informational Coins are based on the 36 Lenormand Oracle symbols, to which we’ve added meanings to support our theme of ancestral work. For example, Clouds for atmosphere, House for origin and Child for successor. Added to the Lenormand symbols are 2 additional Masculine and Feminine coins for gender fluid options.
  • Also included are 14 additional coin-symbols that often appear in ancestral communication; For example Baggage for trappings, Gate for passage and Camera for memories.

 

 Advice Coins Feature

The 11 Advice Coins are generally (but not necessarily) used toward the end of your conversation with your ancestral helper. Once you’ve sussed out the story you’re working with (whether absolutely based in historical fact or symbolic storylines) you can draw an Advice Coin to figure out workable solutions.

Inventory Cards & Generations Oracle PDF

Inside every kit are 2 Inventory Cards to help you keep track of your items. Lisa has also put together an excellent printable book with step-by-step instructions for divining with your Generations Oracle.

 

 

Learn to use the oracle with its creators:

LISA BONNICE is an award-winning author and program host with The Shift Network, where she has hosted three Ancestral Healing Summits, exploring how our ancestors can help us transform our lineage (and life), past present and future. She is also the host of Shift’s Beyond the Veil Summit, exploring near death experiences, mediumship and the afterlife.Her book Shape Shifting: Reclaiming Your Perfect Body (paperback and Kindle) includes a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch. Her True Crime novel, Fear of Our Father, was twice featured on the Investigation Discovery Network. Her newest novel, a metaphysical comedy called The Poppet Master, includes a foreword by Marc Allen (the man who discovered Eckhart Tolle).Her current project is a novel based on true events. While doing genealogy research, Lisa discovered a witch trial and generational curse. This upcoming novel, tentatively titled The Maxwell Curse, demonstrates how ancestral legacies can ripple across time for centuries, leaving havoc in their wake. Lisa feels that it’s her life’s work to heal that curse by working with her ancestors, and sharing with others how they too can break the ties that bind them to their own families’ past histories

 

 

I have been swimming. Not in the literal sense, but more in the way one swims with divergent thoughts. It feels unsettling, especially when I float past my very doable to-do list only to view it as if it’s grown horns. What am I doing? Why am I drifting from responsibility? What’s the point of this unanchored energy? I’ve come to recognize these questions not as being particularly helpful, but more as distractions that keep me swimming in the waters of paralysis analysis. Sound familiar? Then read on.

Much of my stagnation feels lockdown related, eclipse influenced and at times a combo of the two. One thing is for certain, my situation favors avoidance and for this reason I created the following spread that works in tandem with today’s partial solar eclipse.

Eclipses are notorious for amplifying energetic standstills, and for many the desire to suppress eclipse-driven angst far outweigh the gumption to stand in the dark and face the cause of our anxiety. The aim of this divination is to help us show up and locate the intelligence that exists within that tension and to view it as a strong request for change. Here’s how it works:

You will need two decks for this spread. Any tarot, Lenormand or oracle will do. Deck 1 represents the hidden agenda behind any aimless drift you may find yourself in and why you are choosing to remain in unmoving waters. Deck 2 represents the request for change being communicated from your standstill and what may transpire should you choose to take action over nonaction.

Each position is paired with one of five significant phases found in the June 10th eclipse which is being touted as a ring of fire eclipse meaning the moon will pass in front of the sun to create the illusion of a ring of fire.

For this spread I’m using cards created by an artist who means the world to me, Lisa de St Croix. I will be divining with two of Lisa’s Tarot de St. Croix decks; a lovely first edition (2013) featuring warm, terracotta borders, and also her latest 2021 reprint which is a borderless version of the Tarot de St Croix featuring titles on darker cardstock. Both decks share the same imagery, and with this new reprint, I couldn’t help but see how one perfectly lends itself to what I call Shadow divining while the other can be used for Light divining.

For this divination I suggest you select and assign a deck as your Shadow deck to represent the hidden agenda behind any impasse you might be experiencing. Next, select and assign another deck as your Light deck to represent the request for change this divination is pointing to.

Shuffle both decks, keep them separate and place your Shadow deck to the left and your Light deck to the right. You can use the following diagram as your guide or make one of your own. The goal is to have two decks going simultaneously so you can see both sides of your situation.

 

Visit here for a full printable of this spread.

Step 1: Partial Eclipse Begins

If you are fortunate to safely witness today’s eclipse you will notice the moon starting to become visible. Many describe this phase as the sun looking as if a bite has been taken from it.

Question for Shadow deck/1 card: What is at the root of what is eating my time/energy/drive?

Question for Light deck/1 card: How can I expose and therefore break free from justifying agendas that eat away at my progress?

 

Step 2: Partial Phase

The moon begins to block the sun causing your environment to darken and lose the sun’s heat and light.

Question for Shadow deck/1 card: What am I choosing to engage with that blocks my light?

Question for Light deck/1 card:  What action can I take to fearlessly reach into the darkest part of my shadow and pull from it insights that inform rather than obscure my mission on Earth?

 

Step 3: Ring of Fire Phase

Here the moon is positioned in front of the sun. While not covering the entire sun, the moon appears smaller than the sun causing it to create a ring of fire.

Question for Shadow deck/1 card: What small excuses do I passionately surround myself with?

Question for Light deck/1 card:  How can I best sustain a fire that fuels vitality, drive and focus?

 

Step 4: Partial Phase Ends

The moon begins to move across the face of the sun allowing the return of light, heat and orientation.

Question for Shadow deck/1 card: What is the purpose behind engaging with actions that continue to disorient me?

Question for Light deck/1 card:  What steps can I take that will illuminate my commitment to my purpose?

 

Step 5: Final Phase

With the moon’s influence no longer in sight, we return to the light and heat of the sun.

Question for Shadow deck/1 card: What influences encourage me to stay hidden?

Question for Light deck/1 card:  How can I recognize the difference between being in my true light over expressing a false light?

 

Once you’ve finished divining, and if possible, keep your reading out so you can check in with it as needed. I like to take my time with readings and will continue to nurture my divination from this new moon to the full Strawberry moon (June 24, 2021) by revisiting it and perhaps adding more cards or charms. A good way to keep your reading alive is by taking a photo of it and saving the image as the screen saver on one or all of your devices.

Eclipse times can be found here.

Not in a location to watch the eclipse? No problem, you can follow it live here.

“Any Oracle that endures must be of service to at least three consecutive generations.” 

– Margaret Mead 

 

For the past 7 years, I’ve been creating divinatory tools that help open channels to ancestral communication. Some of you may recall the Charming Dead Oracle or Magpie Oracle Seer Charm kits that were part of a series of online courses I co-taught with my gifted friend Andrew Kyle McGregor.

Yet, in the beginning, there was the first edition of the Relative Tarot. At the time of its first release, I’d initially intended that this deck be limited to court and Major Arcana cards to represent the ancestors, sitters, friends, family, key players, personality traits and significant communications; but, The Relative Tarot really wanted to become a 78-card experience. It evolved into a tool that heightened the connection to spirit, the little details, memories, insights, the everyday things encountered in the Land of Form that support the experience of evidential mediumship. While I fell down a personal rabbit hole with this particular project (it’s very dear to my heart and my own calling), little did I realize how big the demographic for divination and ancestral communication would be.

Both versions of the deck sold out almost immediately, (thank you!) and this was a clear sign that there was a great need for magical approaches to both personal healing – and in doing so, healing the family tree. Happily, the Relative Tarot was picked up by the publisher Red Wheel-Weiser and a beautiful new edition will be released in November 2021. Stay tuned.

In addition to ancestral-focused cards and casting kits, I’ve been working behind the scenes with Lisa Bonnice, host of the Shift Network’s popular Ancestral Healing Summits. Together, Lisa and I have co-created a new tool for divining messages from our ancestors with which I’m head over heels in love. It’s my experience that the most meaningful tools arrive at your doorstep very quickly. They knock loudly, ensure you’re aware of all of their needs, and are ready to give them form – like, now!

Artists often describe their creation process as being timeless. I get that now. The Generations Oracle was a relentless, energizing creation and like the notorious duende, it wouldn’t let go of my attention until we were finished, half a year later – which felt like a heartbeat. Please stay tuned for the release date. For now, you can hear more about The Generations Oracle in my Shift Network interview on Lisa’s Ancestral Healing Summit which is free to listeners between February 22-26.

It was also during the creation of The Generations Oracle that I created the following casting map for Diane Wilke’s Southeastern Tarot Conclave. Like many of my tools, the goal of this map is to help us open a dialogue, specifically with our beloved ancestors. It also combines and layers tarot cards with casting charms, a very happy marriage, though any divination tool will do.

Visit here for printable downloads of this spread or simply mirror the positions using a set of cards. Here’s how it works:

Please note this divination is a lighter version of mediumship and for communicating with those on the Other Side. More specifically our ancestors. And by lighter, I mean it doesn’t require you to go into a deep state in order to start a conversation. That can definitely happen, but for this divination, I encourage you to learn the steps before going into deeper dialogues with your ancestors.

  • Step 1: Set up your space and create boundaries. Invite to your divination a helpful, as opposed to drama-charged ancestor and preferably one who has your best interest in heart. If using a tarot deck, remove and set aside the 16 court cards. If casting, I recommend randomly selecting your items and assigning them to the positions on this map rather than casting them.

 

  • Step 2: Start with the 4 Pages positioned inside the circle. Pages are often referred to messengers and go-betweens and for this divination, each Page represents your ancestor’s message regarding 4 life lessons they experienced during their time on Earth in body/Page of Pentacles, mind/Page of Swords, heart/Page of Cups and spirit/Page of Wands. Think of these 4 positions as your ancestor’s opportunity to communicate something important they learned and also hope you will not forget. Here your charms or cards will represent your ancestor’s voice and message.

 

  • Step 3: Now that you’ve opened a dialogue and have an idea of your ancestor’s Earth experience, let’s move to the 4 Aces which can symbolize a new start or influence. For this spread they represent a seed of support your ancestor is offering you during your time on Earth. Assign a random card or charm to each Ace to reveal the possible potential and growth you can experience with your ancestor’s support in body/Ace of Pentacles, mind/Ace of Swords, heart/Ace of Cups and spirit/Ace of Wands.

 

  • Step 4: The 12 remaining court cards help identify the character and physical traits of the ancestor you have been in communication with. And this is where I ask you to put your cards to the side and rely more on charms or other casting items. Randomly select just one item and cast it over this spread. If it lands directly on any of the 12 court cards, or pretty close to one (I’ll leave it to you should you wish to include the Pages in this casting), chances are this is the ancestor who is revealing something to you about their character and physical traits. As a side and in my personal experience, if a charm lands outside of the spread, this indicates an ancient ancestor who exists beyond the family memory.

 

Determining traits via the court cards is an old cartomancy technique for selecting a significator. With this method, the diviner would select a court card to represent their sitter, or someone the sitter is asking about. There are a number of methods for determining a significator and most were originally gleaned from the querent’s gender, race, age, sun sign, or social and marital status. Some of these methods feel outdated as we find the topic of personal identity ever evolving. For this reason, I’ve added a chart that highlights a just few of the traits diviners often experience, but please build your own. This is, after all, your divination.

Once your divination is complete, take a few minutes to observe your findings. Rather than shelf your reading, now is the time to ask more questions, search old family photos, or dig into your ancestral history, all of which can help affirm your divination. Look for themes that might be rooted in your linage and extend the experience by divining ways to heal, or further dialogue with your family line. Don’t worry if nothing reveals itself just yet. It happens. Instead, view this as an opportunity to trust your intuition and learn patience while practicing this art.

Merry divining.

Autumn is here (can you feel it?) and with it ripe opportunities to honor and converse with those on the Otherside. From October 25-30, the Shift Network’s Beyond the Veil Summit, hosted by Lisa Bonnice, delivers 5 days of free discussions that explore the nature of near-death experiences, mediumship and the science of the afterlife. I loved being part of the conversation and look forward to learning new techniques from leading researchers in the field.

To add to the season, I made a new casting map thematic of October’s magick. Some of the best parlour games are carryovers from Samhain and Autumn harvest festivals, many of which were created with the abundance of seasonal resources people had on hand. Apple bobbing, Jack-o`-lantern gazing and pumpkin or apple seed divining are just a few activities that come to mind.

In the spirit of magical conversations and recycling seasonal resources, I repurposed a vintage Halloween game board to create an easy-to-use casting opportunity (cards work too).

The original game featured numbers ranging from 1 to 22 for a roll-and-move, start to finish experience. The number 22 immediately caught my attention because it pairs so beautifully with the 22 cards in the tarot’s major arcana. Keeping this connection in mind, I replaced most of the numbers with starter sentences that borrow from the major arcana’s voice.

This map doesn’t require you be an expert diviner. In fact anyone can receive instant insights simply by casting a handful of charms or tchotchkes onto the image followed by musing over where they land and why. In other words, this divination is for everyone. Come to think of it, I suspect pumpkin seed diviners had to start somewhere. Here is how it works:

  • Print the following casting map or recreate the 22 positions on a piece of paper that you can cast charms onto.
  • Grab a handful of charms or other items and cast them onto your map. Take note of where they land and begin talking about what they might be directing your attention towards.
  • Another option: Assign a random charm or card to each position on the map. This approach will take more time, but also cover a lot of ground.
  • I maintained 3 squares from the original game that suggest you move forward or back. I recommend you take heed if a charm lands in one of these positions which might make for an unexpected outcome.
  • Look for themes like love, work and personal growth, or repeat advice like, take a chance, or don’t take that job, and possible patterns that ask, haven’t you been here before?
  • The word “this” in each starter sentence represents the symbolic nature of your charms or cards. For example if a Key charm lands on the position that reads, Magical thinking creates this, then the Key might presage an unlocked mind that supports magical over Muggle thinking. If a Coin lands in the position that reads, Utilize this to move forward, it might suggest you invest more in yourself or a project you’ve been working on. Always go with your immediate hunch, which is usually right.

The goal is for you to have a little October fun while gaining meaningful insights during this magical month. So have at it, dear diviner and may your future follow your highest wishes.

 

 

Only the dead have seen the end of war. – Plato

On the last Monday in May, the U.S. observes Memorial Day, a day for honoring those who died while serving in the military. One of the symbols associated with this day is the red remembrance poppy, inspired by the 1915 World War I poem, In Flanders Fields by John McCrae who wrote the poem after witnessing his fellow soldier and friend die on the battle filed. Lines in the poem refer to poppies as being the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves.

In 1918, professor and volunteer YMCA Overseas worker, Moina Michael made tribute to McCrae’s poem with one of her own titled, We shall Keep the Faith. She also adopted and vowed to wear the red poppy everyday as a symbol of remembrance and became the acting leader in the campaign to make it a national symbol. Though widely adopted by international veterans’ groups, the red poppy is mostly seen in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.

Over the years other poppies have been introduced using varying colors to symbolize more inclusive ways for commemorating victims of war:

White Poppies stand for peace and symbolize all casualties of those who were in conflict with war.

Purple Poppies, sometimes replaced with a purple paw, symbolizes animal victims of war like horses, dogs and pigeons who, like many humans, were unwillingly drafted into service.

Black Poppies are viewed two-fold. Introduced by the Stop the War Coalition, the black poppy is seen as an anti-war symbol and commemorates the conscientious objectors of World War I. It also stands for the contribution of people of color in the war effort.

Khadi Poppies are also red, but made of khadi, which is the cotton made famous by Mahatma Gandhi spinning it on his Charkha as a symbol of self-sufficiency. This poppy stands for the contribution of Indian soldiers and ethnic minorities in World War I.

Since 2015, I’ve been deeply committed to collecting vintage photographs to be used as card candidates in the Relative Tarot, a deck that honors our ancestors and the beloved dead. Mixed with photos of stage actors, politicians and circus performers are the overlooked victims of war which include, but are not limited to, children, the elderly, women, animals, belief systems and the environment.

For this Memorial Day I wanted to introduce a divination that serves as one of the Relative Tarot’s foundational pillars which is strongly rooted in ancestral remembrance. This spread puts us in contact, honors and remembers those who lost their lives due to war. May it bring peace to our beloved dead and the living while promoting a future of non-violence. Here’s how it works:

For this spread you will need a 78-card tarot deck and two dice. Don’t have a set of dice? No problem, there’s an app for that. And while it’s nice to print out the following handout for keeping a visual record of your reading, it’s also not required. Pulling a card for each position works too as do charms.

Start by energetically preparing and clearing your space with whatever method works best for you. For this spread I like to light 5 white peace candles while reciting a prayer and invitation to the beloved dead who wish to be part of this divination. My home receives daily doses magical attention and so stating the intention behind my divination is enough for me to get started, though you may want to do something else. Please use your intuition to decide what feels best.

Once your space is ready, take your deck and place it in front of you. For this spread, I don’t fan the cards out but instead keep them in a single stack of 78 cards.

The first step gives focus to the red poppy on your printout followed by the opening question:

Red Poppy: On this day of remembrance, what do my ancestors want me to remember lest I forget?

To divine an answer or message, start by rolling your dice. Whatever number you roll, which with a traditional set of two dice will be between the numbers 2 and 12, will determine the amount of cards you are going to select. Draw from the top of your deck until you reach the number rolled. For example, draw 9 cards if your dice total comes to 9. The 9th selected card is the card you will lay over the red poppy and it will stand for what your ancestors want you to remember on this day. Set the remaining 8 cards aside and return to your dice and deck. Repeat this roll-to-card-draw divination for the remaining four questions:

Purple Poppy sent to the animals of war: What would you like me to remember lest I forget?

Black Poppy sent to ancestors who were people of color and conscientious objectors: What do you want me to remember least I forget?

Red Khadi Poppy sent to minorities of war: What do you want me to remember lest I forget ?

White Poppy sent to all casualties of war with emphasis given to the overlooked: What do you want me to remember lest I forget?

Once you’ve selected and placed five cards in their five positions, take some time to reflect on your divination. This is a good opportunity to simply listen in to see if anything else wants to come through. I also like to use this time to look for possible themes, or a collective message. Does your selection reveal five distinct messages, or do the cards share similarities in design like numbers, suits, atmosphere, etc.?  What is being asked to be remembered through these similarities?

To extend the divination you can also ask how you can best be a vehicle for remembrance with the following question:

What action can I take that will inspire peace in myself, my family, ancestry, community, world and beloved dead?

Create your own questions that inspire reconciliation, cooperation and the promotion of peace through action.

Here are a few lines from a prayer I try to recite daily which is an excellent way for understanding that peace starts with me. It comes from A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by Shantideva, a Buddhist master from the monastic university of Nalanda, India and composed in the eighth century.

May the frightened cease to be afraid and those bound be freed.

May the powerless find power, and may people think of benefiting each other.

For as long as space remains, for as long as sentient beings remain, until then may I too remain to dispel the miseries of the world.

May your day of remembrance bring great peace to you and your ancestors.

 

 

 

What if you approached charm casting as a way to petition favor from supernatural beings and in addition to the charms, you used tarot and standard playing cards as a divine voice that can direct you to a life of miraculous outcomes? It’s a powerful question; yet, one that has inspired diviners from all over the world to contemplate while working with the Milagro Oracle kit and course. Their results have been astounding.

 

Milagros (Spanish for miracles) are small metal charms used for acknowledging blessings and creating petitions to the supernatural world. The 55 charms in each kit mirror traditional milagro charms and highlight key life topics while focusing on creating miraculous outcomes through a connection with divine guidance. The word miracle comes from the Latin Miraculum meaning a marvelous event, or witnessing something with eyes of wonderment. In this class we will use the items from our kit to create blessings, send petitions to supernatural powers and practice the technique of synchronizing miracles.

 

 

Online Course Schedule

Two Saturday classes and one Wednesday class with recordings available 24 hours after each class.

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Saturday, July 20th.

10AM to 11:30AM Pacific Time

1PM to 2:30PM Eastern Time

Class 1: Intentional Divining moves the diviner and sitter from asking traditional questions; When will I get that job, move, retire, find love, etc., to setting intentions that promote miraculous outcomes; This is how I choose to transform my situation and these are the blessings, petitions and steps that will lead me there. By pairing casting with re-framed intentions, we set the stage for noticing the blessings and signs that support our situation.

 

Saturday, August 3rd.

10AM to 11:30AM Pacific Time

1PM to 2:30PM Eastern Time

Class 2: Mapping and Attracting Miracles gives you techniques for turning your charms and reading cloth into a visual map that attracts life-changing results. In addition we will learn to overlay our maps with the potent method of Synchronizing Miracles, a technique for sensing when our supernatural guides are sending symbolic messages that we are off or on the right track. Additional casting maps accompany this class.

 

Wednesday, August 14th.

6PM to 7:30PM Pacific Time

9PM to 10:30PM Eastern Time

Class 3: Adding Tarot & Standard Playing Cards brings both a symbolic voice and perfect timing to the Milagro Oracle. In this class we will pair charms and cards with the featured words on the Milagro Oracle reading cloth to help bring forward the language of our petitions and blessings from our guides. Using the calendar built in a traditional deck of cards, we will learn the art of divining auspicious dates for blessings to take root while the tarot will communicate how we can best navigate a life of new blessings. Please bring a standard 52-card deck with 4 suits as well as a traditional 78 card tarot deck. Tarot and cartomantic experience not required. All levels invited and encouraged.