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Happy summer, everyone!  If you’re new here, welcome to the June casting calendar.  At the beginning of every month I make available  a new casting calendar and every three weeks you can find a variety of other casting sheets for divining life. Here’s how the casting calendar works…

Click on the calendar and print.  Take your Magpie Oracle, though any divination system will do, and cast your charms over the calendar.  If casting isn’t your thing, you can randomly select and assign a charm to each day of the week.  Whichever route you choose, pay attention to where your charms land and mark your findings directly onto this sheet. If more than one charm shares a date on your calendar, view it as an opportunity to try your hand at card combining.  If your charms bypass a day altogether, I recommend you take that as a day of rest, or removing debris from your schedule.

Return to your calendar often to reflect and check on the accuracy of your reading. Take special note of  important celestial dates happening this month like the Summer Solstice on June 21st, seen as a time for peak experiences, and the Full Moon (June 13th), which is an opportune time to ask what you would like to see manifest by the light of this moon.  The New Moon (June 27th), is  for creating new beginnings. What are you beginning or setting out to do? How will you start and what will change for you?

As always, happy casting and may your future follow your wishes.

Magpie Oracle keywords can be found here, and keywords for Lenormand Loadestones here.

 

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Magpie Oracle June 2014 Casting Calendar

Each year on the 25th of May I like to celebrate World Tarot Day by making a video spread that viewers can try at home.  However this year I wanted to share with you my process of making what I call, mandala spreads.

This video gives a short example of what I create after a tarot sessions with a client.  The idea is that each mandala serves as an expression of my client’s focus. It provides them with a creative link to their story and works as a portal for insight. It is my job and honor to build an artistic representation of that focus and hold vigil over it until my client actualizes their reading.

Perhaps on this day that celebrates all things tarot, you too will feel inspired to build an altar of your own. One that awakens the muse within and promotes self-knowing. Happy World Tarot Day, and may your own nature be your guide in life.

 

 

 

 

Inside every Lenormand Loadestones kit is a booklet with keywords to get you started.

Following is a single sheet keyword guide for quick reference.

To order a set of Lenormand Loadestones click here and make your readings stick!

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Lenormand Loadestones Keyword Sheet

I’m just returning from the annual Readers Studio tarot conference where over 200 card carrying diviners gathered to talk tarot and deeply engage in their passion for the cards. Speakers this year were a powerful trio; Mary K. GreerSheilaa Hite, and Caitlín Matthews. Each brought a wealth of knowledge to the subject. So much so that I am still assimilating.

On the final day of the conference Readers Studio hosts, Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone announced the three main presenters for 2015 and I am honored to be amongst those named. With me will be two women I respect and adore, Theresa Reed and Ellen Lorenzi-Prince.  Please do consider joining us as we have a spectacular amount of magic and valuable tools in store for you and your practice. This year the event sold out, so consider reserving your space now by going to this link. I hope to see many of you there!

This month’s casting calendar borrows inspiration from the conference. I’ve added major arcana tarot cards to each day of the week. Cast or randomly select and place your Magpie Oracle charms over the casting calendar. Record where they land and begin a conversation between your charms and the card they land on or near.  For example, if the Bird charm lands on the Magician it might indicate May 1st to be a good day for communicating (Bird) magic (Magician) via the airwaves. Try it for yourself and revisit your notes daily to test the accuracy of your reading.

Magpie Oracle keywords can be found here.  Major arcana definitions here.  May your future follow your wishes.

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Magpie Oracle May Casting Calendar

 

The world of tarot has brought many wonderful people into my life, two of which I adore, J.C. Walker and Lisa de St. Croix. Both are professional tarot diviners in the mysterious Land of Enchantment, New Mexico.

I met J.C. Walker while on the Tarot Art and History Tour in Italy, hosted by tarot artist, Arnell Ando. J.C.’s take on the cards is like a love story that’s rooted in many levels of life experience and deeply moving.  She is now offering tarot mentoring both in New Mexico and via the virtual-verse of Skype.  Check out her site for more information.

Jan in ItalyAs it happened, Santa Fe artist Lisa de St. Croix also attended the Tarot Art and History Tour giving J.C. and I, and many others on the tour the opportunity to view her art as she added paintings of her experience to a lush art journal.  Lisa has successfully completed an Indiegogo campaign for her newly released deck, the Tarot de St. Croix and will be presenting her work in Santa Fe on May 10th.

boxesBoth of these women are part of a larger community of diviners who are finding creative and caring ways to express and share their wisdom with the cards.  Find out more about Lisa and J.C. by visiting their sites. You’ll be glad you did.

 

 

For the past three years I’ve been fascinated with the art of early game boards and their ultimate goal of teaching young players moral lessons via symbol and what I like to call divine play.  Something quite different from today’s average Playstation experience. This fascination has made its way into this month’s casting calendar which borrows from the 1814 game, the Swan of Elegance: A New Game Designed for the Instruction and Amusement of Youth.

What I love about this particular board are the etchings seen in the upper corners. To the left is Apollo and on the right Minerva.  Both represent a powerful combination of cunning wisdom and the foresight needed to win the game.  This symbol of wits is repeated in the two coins placed at the bottom of the board. Below Apollo is Pegasus with the word Genius, and to his right we find the Owl of Minerva with the word Wisdom.

My hope in presenting this wisdom charged calendar (and on All Fool’s Day no less) is that diviners will take the lead from Apollo, Minerva, and their feathered friends and adopt wisdom and genius as their guides. After all, we could all use a little wisdom while navigating the month of the Fool. Here’s how it works:

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Magpie Oracle April 2014 Casting Calendar

Cast your Magpie Oracle or Lenormand Revolution deck over the calendar and take note of where they land.  You may also choose to randomly select, or consciously assign a charm or card for each day of the month.  Just make sure to log your findings either in your journal or directly on this calendar.  Keep your calendar out where you can view it daily to track your results.

Magpie Oracle keywords can be found here.  A free printable Lenormand deck here and here.

May genius and wisdom ever guide you.

Let’ celebrate love by sharing what we love with who we love!  In honor of your sweet, divining heart I give you 36 Valentine’s Day cards– Lenormand style. May this mini deck warm you and inspire a divine future filled with amore.  Baci!

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Free Valentine's DAY Lenormand cards 11-20

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Free Valentine's DAY Lenormand cards 21-30

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Free Valentine's DAY Lenormand cards 31-36

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be giving free on-air readings this evening (Feb. 6th) on Jordan Hoggard’s iTV show, the Inner State Highway. We will also be offering some great prizes and doing a special, easy to follow Valentine’s Day spread with the following casting sheet, which helps us aim for higher love.

The show begins at 9 PM eastern.  I hope you can join us!

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I’ve been wanting to share a casting calendar that promotes love and compassion for some time now and feel the month of February is the best match for such endeavors. Take your Magpie Oracle charms (a Lenormand deck also works) and cast the lot over the month of February.  You will notice that each day of the week offers what I’m calling love bombs–  quotes that inspire the heart to open and explode with loving kindness.  Following each quote is an action sentence that takes its cue from the charm that lands in or near it.  You may have more than one charm land on a day of the week or none at all.  Play with charm combining when met with more than one charm. With none, I see it as a day to offer extra love on the altar of the Mystery. Have fun and try to approach this casting sheet with an open and receptive heart.

Magpie Oracle keywords can be found here.

A free Lenormand deck here.

Enjoy and much metta.

 

(Click, print & divine from the heart)

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Are you looking for a way to keep a record of your grand tableau? Want to leave your reading out for further viewing but put your charms and cards away? Here’s a printable sheet that allows for that.  Simply print and add charm titles and keywords from your reading directly onto the following grand tableau template.  Keeping a record of your divination is a great way to track the accuracy of your reading while building a strong relationship with your system.

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Magpie Oracle House Template

Working with the houses?  Print the following house template and assign or cast your charms over each house.  Like the first sheet, log your information directly onto the page to record and review the progress of your reading.

An easy way to warm up to the house system is to think of your charms as house-guests who, through conversation are influenced by the house they visit.  Let’s take the example of the visiting charm which is known as the Ring; this charm is involved with engagements, agreements, contracts, and often viewed as something round, or things that go in circles. When this charm lands in the house of the Ship, it may point to a future overseas engagement, or perhaps a round-trip. The Ship charm is associated with travel, overseas business and transitions.

Here are a few more options for enhancing your reading skills:  Practice charm and card combining with my Lenormand activity sheets.  Magpie Oracle Keywords can be found here.  Need a deck?  Here’s a free Lenormand deck that you can print and use immediately.

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Houses Magpie Oracle