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Welcome to my blog, which contains my experiences of finding spiritual meaning and applying spirituality in my everyday and creative life, alongside professional healing and Tarot tips. I hope you find something to interest, encourage and inspire you here!

Semele Xerri of Triple Moon

Queen of the Night: Rediscovering The Celtic Moon Goddess

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Book reviews | Comments Off on Queen of the Night: Rediscovering The Celtic Moon Goddess

I found this book as I was about to start researching the moon and its links to the goddess in original Celtic culture myself. This area of spirituality feels like home to me, being a quarter Irish and having chosen to live in Wales. I was aware that up till now I’d been working mostly on second hand information, much of which has been influenced by fairly recent neo-paganism (from the 1900s). So I was thrilled and a bit relieved to find that scholar and teacher Sharynne MacLeod NicMhach had already done the hard graft for me! Using...

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The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: Fortune

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Tarot | Comments Off on The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: Fortune

Continuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 10….. Fortune Tarot card I find it interesting that this card follows on from The Hermit, because it’s all about change and the ever-turning wheel of the starry heavens which inevitably has its reflection in the turn of events here below on earth. So often following a quiet time of contemplation and learning brought to you by the Hermit, you then have to throw yourself back into the whirl...

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Healing emotions and feelings

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Healing | Comments Off on Healing emotions and feelings

Emotions or feelings that you have suppressed, rejected or hidden stay in the physical or subtle body and may then go on to cause dis-ease if left to fester long enough. Many illnesses have their roots in emotions and feelings that have not been properly dealt with. The only way to clear emotions is to express them, literally to “move them out”, by allowing yourself to feel them completely. Here is the easiest and most effective way I know to do that: 1.  Sit comfortably with your spine as straight as possible, somewhere quiet...

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The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Hermit

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Tarot | Comments Off on The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Hermit

Continuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 9….. The Hermit Tarot card Spiritual work is no different from any other in that at times it is helpful, and even essential, to remove yourself from all the activity and distractions of the world to return more effectively to your centre, and to just “be” with nature and with Source. Whenever I see this card I am often reminded of pilgrimages, and so don’t be surprised if you...

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The big idea!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on The big idea!

Towards the end of 2012 and the beginning of this year I was guided to just sit in the void during meditation, to abstain from active techniques and just to be deeply present. It felt like I was allowing space and time for something life-changing and radical to germinate but I had no idea what. One of the things that came up for me personally during this time was my overwhelming sense of responsibility and duty. I never took a gap year when I finished school and so had gone straight from there to further education, to marriage and work and...

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The Underground Stream: Esoteric Tarot Revealed

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Book reviews, Tarot | Comments Off on The Underground Stream: Esoteric Tarot Revealed

If, like me, you’re primarily an intuitive Tarot reader and tend to avoid the older decks, this book will open up a whole new avenue of appreciation and interpretation for you. I’ll be honest and say that it’s not the easiest, lightest read in the world. The author, Christine Payne-Towler, is a serious Tarot researcher and scholar of many years and this is apparent immediately just by the size of the book. It looks like a text book and almost demands to be laid open on a desk and pored over intently, not curled up with...

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Reclaiming the sacred feminine

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Healing, Spiritual living | Comments Off on Reclaiming the sacred feminine

For a long time now I have been particularly drawn to the idea and expression of the sacred feminine. I don’t think this is just because I’m a woman; I believe men have equal access to this aspect of themselves as women do to their sacred masculine. But I know that part of the reason for me being here now as a woman is to demonstrate and encourage sacred femininity in action. I think it started (as did my in depth spiritual journey if you’ve seen my About page) with reading Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola...

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The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: Adjustment

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Tarot | Comments Off on The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: Adjustment

Continuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 8….. Adjustment Tarot card This card shows the lesson of the Chariot well-learned, in that you have perfected that state of inner calm and centredness so well that you’re literally able to balance on your toes on the tip of a sword! It is at this point that you can begin to understand and work with the idea of karma – universal justice. You recognise that the energy you put out into...

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Lost and found – the amazing love and lesson of animals

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on Lost and found – the amazing love and lesson of animals

My beloved dog Jester suffered an unusual and never quite diagnosed illness at eighteen months old from which he never fully recovered. Incredibly sensitive, we battled with his stomach’s inability to accept and absorb food and made regular returns to the vet to monitor his diet, weight and protein levels. He was loved by all my clients and instinctively gave love and healing to those he felt were most in need. At Halloween, he suffered a particularly bad bout of vomiting and a friend (thank you Judith!) recommended I speak to Meg...

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A new golden age – reading for 2013

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Spiritual living, Tarot | Comments Off on A new golden age – reading for 2013

With all the hype surrounding the end of 2012, and with some believing that none of us would even be here to see 2013, I was really interested to see what advice the Tarot would offer us for this new year. The card I drew is the Nine of Cups, a card of happiness and celebration. I’ve always known Spirit has an excellent sense of humour and I think there’s certainly an element here of the universe saying “yes, be thankful and celebrate the fact that the planet and the people on it are still here!” Joking aside, I do...

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