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Major Arcana ~ XVII ūüĆü Star ūüĆĆ ūüƆ

“If our minds are glorious mansions,
and our spirits are the surrounding landscape,
then the Tarot is a doorway
revealing a wide realm of ever-increasing
beauty, insight, and mystical experience.” –Avia Venefica

stargazingfoxStar-Gazing Fox by~ Elspeth McLean .-artist-

“The cards give you images and symbols to focus your vague intentions and transform them into action. Your will is the magic. In other words, you are the magic. If you can create something in your heart and then act on it to make it happen, that is magic.” Theresa Francis-Cheung


In a Celtic Cross lay out this weekend with a fellow reader, the Star card came up for me… the Wondrous Reader and friend of mine, Fast Horse said ~ “Make 9 Wishes, just for you, and when they start coming true, let me know..”

celtccroslayout~~~Well, now, it’s YOUR Turn…~~~~


If you’re reading this blog, then the STAR is coming into your life! Write down or type out Nine Wishes! Maybe make a Vision Board about them…as well. When the wishes start coming true, make a note in the comments of this post!
START with YOU in writing the Wishes… start with YOUR Health, Your Intentions, Your Dreams, Your Goals, Your Highest and Best Visions. ((Hold Positivity within you, as your write the wishes, as if they are already coming to fruition.)) If you do want to expand outward, in making the wishes– to friends, family, a community, Humanity, Mamma Gaia, do so — and THEN, make the 9th Wish, all about coming ‘Home,’ coming back to you again!
Happy Wishing and Seed Planting! (I write this on a newly waxing moon!)


ūüíô ūüíö ūüíõ ūüíú




~ Tasseomancy ~

Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy or tassology) is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments.

The terms derive from the French word tasse (cup), which in turn derives from the cognate Arabic word tassa, and the Greek suffixes -graph (writing), -logy (study of), and -mancy (divination).

Divination attempts to gain insight into the natural world through intuitive interpretation of synchronistic events.


Tea Leaf Reading How-To!

METHOD: A Written How-To!
Via —

“First of all sit, down and enjoy a nice cup of tea. Remembering of course, that you need to make your tea the old-fashioned way using a teapot, so that you end up with some tea leaves! You need a teacup with a wide mouth, sloping side of cups, and a plain, undecorated surface inside of cup. Do not strain the tea as you pour it.

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

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

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

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

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

Then, up-end the cup on the saucer and let the liquid drain away.

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

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

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

To learn to read your own tea leaves, you will need loose tea leaves which are somewhat large. It is best to use a teapot with a wide spout so that when you pour the tea out of it and into your cup, the leaves can easily pass through. Some tea leaf readers recommend using only the highest grade teas and your best china, and all readers advise against using a mug, which makes it hard to look at the leaves sitting at the bottom of your cup.

The person wanting their tea leaves read should concentrate on a question or area of their life that they would like insight into. Drink the tea quietly until about a half of a teaspoon’s worth of tea is left in the cup. Swirl the tea leaves at the bottom of the cup three times while thinking of your question. You can ask a question about yourself, about the past, about the future, or even about someone else in your life. Turn your cup over onto a saucer and let the moisture drain out for about two or three minutes. Then turn your cup back over gently and see how the tea leaves have settled. If all the moisture is removed, you are ready to have the leaves interpreted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Symbols and Positions in a Reading

Tea leaf readers from all cultures based their readings on objects and images which were common in everyday life. Natural forces like the weather, or animals, people, and even man-made objects each may turn up as a tea leaf symbol. Some modern readers have added contemporary symbols to the list of possible images, for example, using cars to represent travel or roller coasters to represent drama. Other readers are more old-fashioned and like to stick with the universal images that all people have witnessed in their daily lives for thousands of years. As long as the reader is good at interpretation, the images that they choose to work with don ‘t really matter.

Position of the Leaves

In a tea leaf reading, it is not only the shape that the leaves form which counts. Readers also place importance on which area of the teacup the leaves stick to. For instance, leaves that land near the handle represent events which will happen to the questioner. Leaves on the opposite side from the handle indicate events outside of the questioner’s life, perhaps happening to a family member or friend. Traditionally, leaves that end up near the rim of the teacup are good luck. Leaves settled closer to the bottom of the cup may show disappointment or challenges.

A good reader, though, recognizes his responsibility to be helpful and clear with the person receiving a reading from him. It is not a reader’s place to scare or depress his subject. All omens and shapes in the cup can be seen as positive, because as we all know, it is sometimes necessary to endure great challenges before we can reap the appropriate rewards. We make many choices in our life’s journey, and each choice is an essential step towards learning and growth. A good reader will respect this and guide his questioner in working through any upcoming challenges.

The Four Types of Symbols

Tea leaf symbols are broken down into four main categories. They are:

These include all symbols having to do with the outside elements and their influence on us. They can be seen as influences beyond our control, because nobody controls Mother Nature! Sometimes they can provide a warning of potential danger, or the coming of good luck, but mostly they represent the backdrop upon which we are staging our lives.

These symbols are types of people or parts of the body (i.e. face, hands, eyes). These images are reflections of what role we are playing in our personal lives and which stage of wisdom we have reached. A person symbol can act as a short-term or long-term influence.

Animal shapes represent our helpers on the Earth plane. The types of animals which appear in a tea leaf reading often mirror our hopes, fears, or dreams. They can also reveal personal qualities that we are expressing or show us the inner truth of how we are feeling.

These include all the things that man has physically invented. They include tools, toys, clothes – you name it. When these kinds of symbols show up in a reading, they show us what we are doing withour lives. They reflect what we are creating and generating, be it positive energy or chaos.

The best book I can recommend on tea leaf reading is “The Complete Guide to Tea-leaf Reading” (Paperback) by Helen Farley.”




wild shamanic reiki


~~~~Wild Way To Heal~~~~

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is a mesa carrier in the Peruvian shamanic tradition, animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, author and artist.

She invites us to:

~Unleash Your Animal Spirit~

‚ÄúWhen the animals share with us who they are, they also show us the way back to who we are.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒRose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing

Think Outside the Cage…in Life (Live Free) and Supporting Freedom alongside our beloved Four-Leggeds…

  1. Stop using paper towels for everything.

  2. Look for new ways to reuse everything.

  3. Start thinking about planting a garden.

  4. Cook it yourself.

  5. Conserve resources.

  6. Learn how to make things yourself.

  7. Switch to simple cleaning solutions

  8. Use and enjoy what you’ve got.

  9. Buy quality items and share them with others ~~Bartering practice or just GIVING from the Heart~~.

  10. Shop locally.


  11. And speaking of our four-leggeds and not least here, …start making food for them– especially for cats, getting them off the kibble.Links to click about Natural feeding for our animal friends:

How about Animal Healing, Wild Reiki, Utilizing Crystals to Healing Animals and Animal Massage?
Check out some vids here!

Crystals for wear on animals with Hibiscus Moon and Topaz!

Crystal Grid for animals healing

Massage for our large animals

Massage for dogs

Cats love TO Massage

Now it’s time for CATS to receive ~ Scratch ’em good!

For the rabbits of the world whome we Love and Love…

Wild Animal Reiki in Sanctuaries, wherein they are healing..

If you have any other video’s for other varieties of animals or other¬† modalities of animal healing, Share in the Comments, please! Thank you!

And finally a vid
Rose, our Wild Reiki womyn sharing in an interview….

Today there are many ‚Äúlineages‚ÄĚ or modalities of Reiki and other LightWork Healing, some utilize what are considered more traditional methods, some non-traditional.

I like to weave in Shamanic Practice into my healing sessions, as I find the nuances of Shamanism to be very Grounding and Healing to one becoming more comfortable inside the body.

Excerpt via:
“Shamanic Reiki draws its foundations from concepts of shamanic journeying and channeling the living energy to create healing techniques that are powerful and effective. Treatment involves chakra healing techniques, the use of stones and quartz crystals as well as herbs and oils. The Shamanic Reiki energy, together with crystals, helps increase the flow of spiritual energy, thereby regaining the balance that was lost.

Another unique aspect of Shamanic Reiki healing is that often, ancient spirit and animal guides are often called upon to help with healing and giving energy to a patient. The practitioner or the patient may be in direct communication with these guides, who can greatly assist with the patient’s healing.

The Shamanic Reiki session is an interactive session which involves both the patient and the channeler as she takes the patient through a guided meditation which begins with the patient visualizing that she is floating up from her body to the ceiling and then turning around and viewing her body in a crystaline form, so that she can find any obstructions that may be causing her physical, emotional or spiritual problems. Once the obstruction is located, the Reiki practitioner helps her patient neutralize this object. For example, if it is rough, she asks the patient to imagine that it is becoming smoother; if it is cold, she prompts the patient to make it a little warmer, and so on. The protocol continues until the object has been totally neutralized. At this point, the Reiki practitioner asks her client whether she would like the object to be assimilated into her body or removed. If the client requests that it is removed, then the practitioner proceeds to slowly move the object with her hand up to the client’s right shoulder and down her arm until it reaches her hand. The practitioner then places a special rock or crystal into the client’s hand so that the energy of the obstruction is absorbed. After the client indicates that the obstruction has been fully absorbed into the rock or crystal, the practitioner removes the stone and drops it into a bowl of seasalt water, which clears away all remaining energy.”

I also, personally, consider Shamanic Reiki to include EnergyWork, working with the Orgone or Prana …& also with the use of Nature elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air…)¬† Usually how this is represented in session, in having these elements in that: Fire–used in Smudging, the Smoke Deva cleasning, Water— a bowl of water under the table, used to catching and cleansing released energies, Air— Feathers used in Session or actual blowing into the Chakra, inviting in wholeness to any energy fragmentation and also this can include the spraying of elixirs into the air, Earth— Crystals, Branches, Plants, Herbs used in a variety, intuited and creative ways during the session._ ….Also, to me, Shamanic Healing includes sound healing, other sacred objects such as Dorjes, Obsidian or Stone Arrowheads, Soul Catchers, Orgonite, Sacred artworkings, mindfully ulitized¬†sacred¬†object of and selflessly gifted¬†by our Animal teachers, chanting, Interdimensional travel. The processes are beautiful, nature and full of Light and Play, as well!

I’d like to invite everyone to this book: I’ve taught some ongoing Shamanic Reiki Classes at The Reiki School and Clinic and this book’s exercies were homework and reading material¬† but I also intuited exercises for the students to practice, to hence, find their own unique way to facet their Reiki and Holistic Healing Practice.


I am so grateful to be practicing Shamanism, Native American Modalities and my unique ways of utilizing EnergyWork in Healing for Others, as a conduit. I am also grateful that the Universe has allowed perfect conditions to come together, for a community to develop around me and my local area! We are working with humans and animals to bring in Healing, Harmony, Transcendence, Healthy eating, Healthy Body/Mind/Spiritus, Awareness, Togetherness and Cohesiveness. Here is an example of the type of Community Healing Work we’re makin’ happen, as a Union of Lightworkers, monthly:

Join us for a Day of Healing Modalities, Sharing Spirituality, and Community!!!
Shamanic Practice, Medicine Wheel Readings, Soul Retrieval Sessions
~Energy Chelation
~ Reiki and Chakra Balancing
~ Scrying, Intuitive Artistry, Tea Leaf Readings
~ Shiatsu, Reflexology, & Massage for PEOPLE AND ANIMALS!
~Tarot Card Readings
~Spiritual Counseling
~Angel Readings and Mediumship
~BodyWork , Yoga, Tai Chi
~Healthy, Organic Foods


~A Day of Healing ~

Enjoy Nature and Beauty of the Gardens

On Most 4th Sunday’s of the Month
For more event info or navigate to
Check our website for many events of Healing, Expositions, Art and Music!



~ My eTarot ‘Animal Helpers’ Reading via ~

From: <– Awesome site, quite a variety of layouts and tarot decks, all free! This Deck is the ‘Shapeshifter Deck’ by DJ Conway. I did this reading as a personal layout for my processes but also as support through the present and the astrological aspects we’re in.
I hope this can inspire you too, to do online readings sometimes. I find them often, just as helpful as pulling out a deck!¬† ‘Online-Divination-it-up’ !!!
Threw some online I-Ching and Runes, as well!


In the Healing position
Primary healing helpers.

Meaning: Change, movement, and travel are indicated. Power represents your ability to do many things simultaneously. Allow yourself to blend your cosmic and earthly powers, understanding the boundlessness of existence.



In the Material position
Primary material helpers.

Meaning: Goals, plans, and dreams can now be fulfilled. Balance the incoming success and prosperity with spiritual study.

Goddess of Fire: Bridget

Goddess of Fire: Bridget

In the Protection position
Primary protection helpers.

Meaning: Drawing this card marks the need to cultivate the impersonal observer and the all-seeing mind, focusing on clear, objective, and centered thoughts.

The Sun

The Sun

In the Talents position
Primary talents helpers.

Meaning: Achievements in all fields of study, especially those that bring the darkness to light, are favored. Seek out your own enlightenment, finding your personal path to Oneness.



In the Spiritual position
Primary spiritual helpers.

Meaning: By gaining rapport with the Earth element, you bring prosperity and wealth into your life. You may seek to improve your home environment.



In the Healing position
Secondary healing helpers.

Meaning: Acquaintances out of your past may be reentering your life soon. If their presence is undesirable, politely make the separation final; if pleasant, enjoy the reunion.



In the Material position
Secondary material helpers.

Meaning: Self-control will help you to work with others to accomplish a task or goal. You can achieve an emotional balance at this time.



In the Protection position
Secondary protection helpers.

Meaning: A time of balance and harmony is achieved after difficult times. You are at peace with yourself and others.



In the Talents position
Secondary talents helpers.

Meaning: A cycle has ended, and a place of reward, completion, and success soon will be reached.



In the Spiritual position
Secondary spiritual helpers.

Meaning: Riches of the body, mind, and spirit are at your fingertips. A healing will come as you communicate your positive emotions and feeling to someone close.


An Open Letter to my Quarter Life Self …

homesick for places

I write this blog post now,¬†TO, FOR AND FROM¬†the angle of the¬†Person who DOESN’T SEEM TO FIT INTO A MOLD OF SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS, MILESTONES, OR THINGS WHICH ARE COMMONLY HERALDED AS A SUCCESSFUL HUMAN EXPERIENCE OR THE ‘AMERICAN DREAM.’ Maybe you always felt ‘different.’ You may¬†be at a point where you are¬†truly HAPPY and relieved, that¬†you didn’t ‘fit into the cage’ which your specific culture has built, just for you.¬† …Maybe you’re into Anarchy in every aspect of your life. Maybe you consider yourself to be StarBorn or a Wanderer. This is an homage to you and to me!¬† Spread the Word– Help others who seem to LOoooOoooOong: To Be Free by Living Free! ūüėõ

Remembering to just a few years ago (hah!) to being a 25 yr old young woman… I was only 2 years¬†into a positive,¬†conscious Spiritual Quest, (including autodidactic research, also class and workshop taking and a personal practice of meditation which included primarily– study of¬†Buddhism, at the time.) I have much fondness of remembrance to that time in my budding Spiritual Life– but also a lot of CONFUSION which I remember being amidst, too.
I always felt I was in a different stream than the MAINstream but I couldn’t help but peek over the banks of the stream which I indeed found peace and ‘true home’ to flow within …..and wonder why everyone found so much ‘joy’ in this Mainstream and flowing along with meeting ‘expected cultural milestones.’ Almost¬†like, it was more they were all responding to programming of their parents,¬†who responded to¬†their parents, and they also respond to their parents, etc etc…. ~~~~¬†“WHY AREN’T YOU LIVING YOUR OWN LIFE, YOU ROBOTIC FREAKS?!!!” I¬†wanted to scream…
I wasn’t naturally interested in following the flow towards¬†the port of ¬†~~Marriage and Children~~ (Though there¬†were a few¬†happily married and also WITH children people around me, and¬†GOOD ON THEM!)¬† But even with a few examples of nice couples around me, It never felt a¬†natural inclination that I’d necessarily¬†re-create a similar story of¬†their white picket fence and 2.5 kiddos.¬†Though,¬†I was always and AM always interested in Human Relationships, Inter-minglings, Sexuality, Quarkyness, Peculiarities¬†and the Psychology and quasi-dynamics of and all permutations within this earthly experience!
Anyway, I noticed quite a few friends around my age at the time of being 25, were engaged, or already married and heading towards procreation. In the back of my mind, I felt they were¬†on the¬†young side, per se, to be making ‘permanent-seeming’ life decisions at age 24, 25.¬† I had been asked to be a bridal party person in 5 weddings of good friends,¬†by age 25 alone. ¬†I started to feel like the ‘odd one out.’¬† Why isn’t dating and the road¬†to this marital bliss¬†and all this other ‘normal, common’ stuff which I was noticing others, my age, were doing …is not coming ….easy to me?

Because it’s not me…and never will be.

Ok without further ado: Here is the letter from me, to me. And if it applies to you and helps, How I am ever so Grateful to share!!…

Dearest Kate,
Your *almost* 10 year-older-than-you-are-self, here.¬† You are about to be 25.¬† I know you’re looking around and ye see most of your girlfriends and guy friends are in committed, conventional, monogamous relationships. They’re doing things like their parents did. They are buying houses. They’re thinking of having kids. They have lawns. They buy cars.¬† They like stock options.¬†¬†I know you’re starting to wonder why they’re ‘blue pill’ addicted.¬† You do long for happiness, but you don’t¬†think¬†it will look like for you, as it does for how everyone else seems to obtain and cling to it. You are still walking around wondering– is it OK to not do things, as everyone else goes about them, on Earth? You are right now,¬†in a relationship with a really vanilla wafer guy, who’s even downright unmindful to rude a lot of the time. He’s stable¬†financially and¬†you think it’ll make you more ‘normal’ to be with a financially stable, run of the mill guy.¬† I¬†write you today to say:…..¬†NO, STOP.

DUMP the Motherfucker, already!

Girl, you be YOUNG! You are going to feel sooo Good N Blissed¬†— when…. you… dump….this dofus of a dullard guy. (I remember that day of dumpage well)!
It was¬†your, well, our (haha)¬†birthday..¬†when you made the¬†dumping official.¬† THEN, You went out for a dinner for one and a silly movie and **it rocked** to be free of the deadweight dude. You can dump¬†the¬†MF’er¬†sooner than¬†this, though. Stop waiting around.¬†Go enjoy time on your own! Go be Wild! Go be Free! Go Meet and Greet!¬†Go Do! ¬†Life gets better and better! And MOSTLY, STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS¬†and TRYING TO FIT IN THE BOX OF ‘NORMAL!’

This is for all y`all young’uns thinking you MUST settle in to the majority –when¬†it doesn’t feel right, intuitively, to live for others or comparatively….. HEY!: “You’ve felt it your entire Life. That there is something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.”

Here’s some links, vids and book recommendations… I’m using the Terms ‘Quarter Life’ and speaking to a younger me,¬†in this post, but really this speaks to the awakening process– ANYTIME in Life!


Give this a listen…. this man is speaking from his experience of marriage to a woman …but I am conversely taking his words and applying it to my life in other ways. I appreciate his channel and where he is authentically speaking out of. It may be offensive to some. Hey, I say,¬†IsN’T It RoMaNTic ?????
This guy is a living Ron Swanson, if I may say so!
I share this as: Life isn’t a fucking bed of roses or¬†a fairy tale whenst no effort is put¬†forth to make it so! (IE: making oneself¬†healthy and good to go, Eyes Wide Open, No Fear¬†and Spiritually Awake¬†is KEY!!)–¬†And marriage and a¬†relationship won’t make¬†one complete, it can just ENHANCE a life which is ALREADY COMPLETE …if¬†thee relationship is¬†the RIGHT compatibility on all Levels!

Interesante¬†Books, check ’em out!



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Peace and Graceful Awakening to all Sentient Beings on this Dimensional Vibeage where we be, temporarily floating on and traipsing upon!
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