tarot cards

 

 

Unlearning A Myth

 

 

 

There has been a myth going around for years that a person should not buy their own tarot deck and that they must be gifted to you or they should be stolen. Let me just tell you this is sooooooo not true. Can you buy your own tarot deck? YES! Yes you can buy your own tarot deck! Yes, a thousand times yes, just do not steal it. Buying your own deck will not create bad luck but stealing them is certainly bound to create lots of negativity surrounding them which in turn could create bad “luck”. 

 

I did a bit of research in trying to find out where this superstition started and it seems as though we may never know. The common consensus is that it is not a very old myth but perhaps only started a few decades ago when tarot cards were not as mass produced as they are now, or perhaps maybe, people made this up to dissuade others from spending their money on something they didn’t agree with. Let’s just pretend it never happened. 

 

Researching and looking at all the different cards is definitely a fun and exciting part of the whole process so don’t let yourself miss out on that. There are so many wonderful and beautiful decks out there and what speaks to one person may not speak to another.  Some of us want traditional, nostalgic cards and some of us want modern, minimalistic cards. That’s the beauty in the process of doing research.  New tarot decks are released every month, so if you don’t see something you are drawn to right away don’t be discouraged.

So with all that being said, it is a very nice gesture to want to gift someone their first tarot deck, so please know you can absolutely do that.  Maybe you know what they had in mind or if not, you could give them a gift card to their favorite metaphysical store and they can pick out the cards perfect for them. 

 

 

 

 

AAh, welcome to that awkward week of the year, the week between the holidays and the new year. The week where we are shedding the past and contemplating what is to come.  We look back to this week last year almost thinking how naive we were. We planned trips, gatherings, holidays, new businesses, etc., only to have the pandemic take over our lives and render us incapable of doing most of the things we were so excited about planning. We have lost and gained family and friends, lost and gained jobs, but many of us have also taken our spiritual practices to a whole new level.

Have you studied this year and learned things that are valuable to your practice? If so, are you sharing what you have learned with others? Are you finding out what works for you and what doesn’t? Being a solitary myself, I like to share what works for me but also with a disclaimer that what works for me may not be what works for you or that goes in the direction you have in mind for yourself.  I like to take things from different modalities and blend them together into something for myself regardless if others think I might be doing it wrong.

Growing up in a very conservative missionary Baptist household I was always told what to believe and now I don’t want anyone telling me what  I feel is right for me is wrong.  Yes, of course in Traditional Wicca there are certain steps one must take and certain protocols to follow but if you aren’t concerned with joining a coven or joining the Wicca religion, I say do what feels right to you.  It doesn’t have to be elaborate and your tools don’t have to be fancy but if you want that, that’s ok too.  I would recommend reading as much as possible to see what aspects of witchcraft or spirituality speak to you.  Wicca is a religion. Witchcraft is a practice.  You can practice witchcraft without being Wiccan.

Don’t let someone else’s ego bring you down.  It’s ok for them to feel passionate about what they practice but it’s not ok for them to make you feel bad or inadequate about what works for you just because it doesn’t follow what they preach. 

Remember we are always here for you at the shop.  Much love!

-Amy

 

Witch Balls Folklore

Folklore of Witch Balls


Witch’s Balls have been very popular since the 18th century. First in England, then in New England, but their actual origin is considered to be much older. For well over 3 centuries hollow glass spheres have been hung in windows to ward off Witch’s spells, evil spirits, and ill-fortune. Hanging these decorative glass balls in the window or on the porch is thought to tantalize mischievous spirits which may be threatening a home’s tranquility. The wayward spirit is mesmerized by the ball’s reflective beauty. When the spirit touches the sphere it is absorbed and trapped in the web-like strands of the glass inside the ball, deemed forever harmless.

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