What Exactly Is a Dice Oracle? by Stephen Ball

Dice have a very long history as oracles; they were prominent in ancient Greece and Rome, and popular again in medieval Europe. When you try a dice oracle for the first time, you will notice a big difference from other forms of divination (such as the tarot). It’s always a good idea to try new divination systems regularly and see which parts of them we want to bring into our own practice. Quite often this is just the latest deck in a style that we already know, but it’s also important to look at entirely different physical tools. One of the most interesting for modern readers is dice. Dice oracles… Read More

What Do Planets in Intercepted Signs Mean? by Bernie Ashman

Famous astronomical clock at Prague, Czech Republic. Fire illustration.

An intercepted sign in an astrological chart occurs when a sign is totally contained in one of the houses and does not appear on the cusp of a house. When a sign is intercepted, the sign opposite it will be intercepted as well. When there is an interception the two houses having this influence will display a dual type of energy as expressed by the sign on the cusp and the intercepted sign. As an example, in my own chart I have Pisces as my Ascendant placed on cusp of first house with the sign Aries intercepted in my first house. My opposite seventh house has Virgo placed on cusp… Read More

10 Tips for Writing Success by Bryan E Robinson

Top view thirties retro writers desk with typewriter on old wooden background table top.

If you’re like most writers, after long writing jags at the computer, you start to feel soreness in your joints: aching back, stiff shoulders, or numb legs. You know what to do. Stretch. Walk around the block. Hop on the treadmill. Pop ibuprofen. Our natural tendency is to deal with physical pain, but what about psychological pain? Chances are, whether you’re a seasoned author or an aspiring scribe, you’ve grappled with your share of self-doubt, meteoric challenges, repeated letdowns, major setbacks, and devastating heartbreak. Writing rejections and disappointments can nibble away at us like death from half a million cuts. After a while, it feels as if we’re bleeding to… Read More

5 Ways Your Stuff Is Keeping You Stuck by Tisha Morris

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When most people think about clutter, they think about a large quantity of unused items in their home, perhaps even bordering on hoarder status. But clutter can also apply to a few items we hold on to that keep us stuck in the past. And, by stuck, I mean preventing you from living the life you want to be living. How do we know what items are tethering us to people, places, and things from our past? How do we know when we’re stuck and just reliving the past instead of creating our future? To answer these questions, we need to understand why we hold on to things to begin… Read More

Aleister Crowley’s Contribution to Popular Astrology by Colin D Campbell

Astrological Chart

“Millionaires don’t use astrology; billionaires do.”—J.P. Morgan Evangeline Adams, descended from the family of the same name that played so large a part in directing the formative years of the United States, had created an empire. This was no political empire, however, but one that fed on a burgeoning public fascination with all things spiritual, which for Ms. Adams meant astrology. The industrial revolution was in full swing, and in an age where more and more of daily life became wonderously mechanical, and (not unlike today) science advanced at a pace never before seen, seeking a way to make sense of it all was only natural—and it was thus only… Read More

11 Cool Places to Visit in the Secret Country of Yourself by Jenya T. Beachy

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan

The secret country of yourself is your unique inner cosmos. Your visions and dreams happen there; it is the birthplace of inspiration. There you may engage with your past and future selves, dance the fire with your spirit guides, connect to the archetypes that make up your personal pantheon. The possibilities are endless! There is no requirement of belief in the secret country of yourself. Whether you are a strict polytheist, or a hardcore atheist, or somewhere in between, this journey will hold gifts for you. You can bring your rules with you, if you want; otherwise, you simply learn to trust your own sensibilities, to seek your own path,… Read More

Four Additions to the Law of Attraction by Melissa Alvarez

Key and label. Hope concept

Most people have heard about the Law of Attraction and how it can be used to attract the things you desire in your life to you. Yet, this is but one of many natural laws of the Universe. Can you imagine how successful you’d be if you were able to connect to and apply some of the other natural laws to your specific needs? There are many laws that can help you grow on a soul level and that lead to a happy, abundant life once you apply them to your spiritual truth. In Believe and Receive, I urge you to consider new angles, to think about how the laws… Read More

365 Days of Crystal Feng Shui for Your Home by Sandra Kynes

Quartz crystals growing on black

The laying on of crystals, or crystal therapy, is a powerful way to align and balance the energy of our bodies. Even simply wearing crystals can have an effect on us. Similarly, through the placement of crystals in our homes, we can attract prosperity, augment relationships, and initiate changes in our lives. A number of years ago, I became interested in the Chinese practice of feng shui mainly because of its use of crystals. I had been following my intuition and placing crystals around my home for years, but the principles of feng shui provided a structure. It opened the door to a whole new way of approaching what I… Read More

Living Love Daily by Jennie Lee

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By what measure do you love? If you are like most people, you probably keep some score of reciprocity, monitoring whether or not others are giving as much as you are in your relationships. Granted, no one likes to feel that a friendship or partnership is one-sided, but this typically self-referential approach to love does not really serve our highest good, and keeping score never feels good. It is true that the feeling of love we have will fluctuate based on how balanced the giving and receiving is between us and others. But if we instead approach love as an action rather than a feeling, then we can be grateful,… Read More

Tarot Card Reading Through Time by Marcus Katz

Composition of esoteric objects, used for healing and fortune-telling on dark background

Tarot Card Reading Through Time In our latest book, Tarot Time Traveller, you will take an exciting journey of discovery through the vivid history of cartomancy—card-reading—an adventure that we have long wanted to share with our readers. As you travel through time with us, you will learn how the cards got their meanings, the reasons for their particular illustrations, and practical ways of reading cards—whether they are playing cards, Lenormand, Tarot de Marseille, or modern tarot cards. Each of the eras in the book, from the early pioneers of card-reading to late Victorian occultism, all the way up to modern approaches such as tarosophy, are brought to life with story-vignettes… Read More