\ˈre-və-rē-əns, ˈrev-rē-əns\ the state or condition of being lost in thought

 

Classes end next week.

I swear I’ll get back on those clow card posts, promise!

Tonight’s the first time in several months that there are clear skies on the night of the full moon, and it’s an eclipse!

Even though I have work early in the morning, I’m totally staying up to watch the moon.

And I finally get to charge all the things! My poor moonstones are practically lifeless.

huffingtonpost:

Everything you need to know about checking the four upcoming lunar eclipses here. 

PSA

Witchcraft is not a replacement for mundane solutions and common sense!

(Source: brynja-storm)

The Thunder
Sun sign
Under the Firey card
The Thunder card, despite its English name, controls lightening and electricity. Given that it is under the Firey card, it is a more aggressive card, causing random lightning storms around town before it is captured. When encountered, it appears as a badass lightning wolf creature, and it is the first time Sakura and Syaoran work together to capture a card, in the anime at least. Syaoran uses his elemental magic to reveal Thunder’s true form, and Sakura uses The Shadow to catch it. 
In divination, The Thunder card represents sudden or dramatic change, the unexpected curve balls of life that come out of nowhere. There are several Clow Cards that are associated with change (we’ve already talked about The Rain and the Wood). While those cards are typically internally focused, The Thunder (as a sun sign) is more externally focused and typically has little to do with personal growth. It reminds me most of the Tower tarot card, with the bolt of lightning that zaps the tower and sends the people tumbling to the ground. Just like the Tower, The Thunder can either be a good or bad change, but it will be completely unexpected. Life is unpredictable, and how you deal with those changes will speak to the strength of your character. 

The Thunder

  • Sun sign
  • Under the Firey card

The Thunder card, despite its English name, controls lightening and electricity. Given that it is under the Firey card, it is a more aggressive card, causing random lightning storms around town before it is captured. When encountered, it appears as a badass lightning wolf creature, and it is the first time Sakura and Syaoran work together to capture a card, in the anime at least. Syaoran uses his elemental magic to reveal Thunder’s true form, and Sakura uses The Shadow to catch it. 

In divination, The Thunder card represents sudden or dramatic change, the unexpected curve balls of life that come out of nowhere. There are several Clow Cards that are associated with change (we’ve already talked about The Rain and the Wood). While those cards are typically internally focused, The Thunder (as a sun sign) is more externally focused and typically has little to do with personal growth. It reminds me most of the Tower tarot card, with the bolt of lightning that zaps the tower and sends the people tumbling to the ground. Just like the Tower, The Thunder can either be a good or bad change, but it will be completely unexpected. Life is unpredictable, and how you deal with those changes will speak to the strength of your character. 

In which this is for the ones leaving evangelicalism - Sarah Bessey

I don’t have a problem with Christianity, I have a problem with evangelicalism. In this country, they’re the loudest voice, and that make everyone (including evangelicals themselves) think they’re the only voice.

I’m more at peace in the wilderness than I ever was in “the church”

growingcub asked
Do the clow cards all parallel a type of tarot card?

No, not all of them. I’ve found that the element divisions are similar to the tarot suits. Some of the cards reflect some of the qualities of some of the tarot cards, but I don’t see a one to one correlation. 

Mostly, I think tarot cards represent archetypes, and archetypes are bound to be repeated elsewhere, including clow cards

Roadtrip Protection Charm

Create a sachet charm to keep in your car and protect you during your travels.

Car accidents are one of the lead causes of deaths in the U.S. Everyone is likely to get into at least a few accidents over the course of their lives. Even the best driver’s can’t control the actions of everyone else on the road. Obviously, this spell won’t make up for good old defensive driving. But it should help protect you from those factors that are beyond your control.

You’ll need:

  • Incense: Sandalwood,  Frankincense, or Dragon’s blood
  • A small sachet/bag, preferably a thin cotton
  • Ingredients for the sachet*

*There are so many plants, flowers, and herbs that are associated with protection, so you can really customize this to whatever you want. But, because this charm will be kept in a small, enclosed space, we want to be mindful of the smell. Garlic and valerian have great protective properties, but will make your car smell unpleasant (to say the least). So, here are some of my suggestions:

  • Ideal ingredients: Mint, leaves from an Ash tree, and Wormwood. These all have specific associations with safe travel
  • Flowers: Carnation, chrysanthemum, lavender, lilac, peony
  • Trees (use twig or leaves): Birch, cedar, dogwood, elder, oak, willow
  • Other herbs/plants: Aloe, bay leaves, branches from blueberry or raspberry bush, caraway seeds (extra helpful to protect against theft), three-leaf clover, holly and mistletoe (especially around the holidays)
  • Spices: Pepper, salt (or black salt), a stick of cinnamon, rosemary.

This should give you enough options. My sachet contained mint, ash leaves, black salt, rosemary, caraway seeds, and lavender.

Ideally, you could perform this spell in your car, if you have the privacy to do so. I drove to a secluded place down by my local river. Use the incense to do a smoke cleanse of your car and stay focused on the image of protection. Make sure you have your doors/windows open so that the negative vibes have a way to escape (and your car won’t smell too strongly of smoke.) If you like, you can use some phrases to keep you focused: protect the driver, any passengers, help the car run well, etc. If there are any safety features with your car, such as airbags, make sure you focus some energy there too. Don’t forget the steering wheel, tires and under the hood, though avoid directing the smoke to the engine parts, a simple wave overhead should suffice.

Combine the ingredients in your sachet. Stay focused on the intent of each ingredient. If you still have some incense, wave the sachet through the smoke. Keep the charm in your car, preferably some place open, like your cup holder or dash. You could put it in your glove compartment, though it will be closed off from the rest of your car, so the “flow” might be stifled. Also, it is technically illegal to hang things from your mirror, so I can’t advise it.

Safe travels!