Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Our Yule Celebration ~ Video! (And a Christmas Day Thunderstorm! ~ Video!)

Happy Holidays...as I post this video this week, we're looking forward to beginning a New Year.  I'm hoping that 2017 will be prosperous, peaceful, enlightening, and pleasantly adventuresome for everyone....From Our House to Yours.


 
 
Earlier in the day, Fremont NE was hit with an impressive Thunderstorm!  For my readers who don't live in the US, you should know that this is VERY unusual weather for our area.  If we were getting any precipitation this time of year, it should be snow!
 
 
 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Tarot Reading for The Moon

Greetings, World!...I woke up on this Christmas Day, 2016, to pouring rain and thunder!  It's not suppose to do this at this time of year in Nebraska USA.  It should be snowing (doing the White Christmas thing).  Anyway, since my family is not doing the holiday dinner gathering until later this afternoon, I took this time to snuggle down in bed (once again) with my computer and morning coffee.  The result is the following one card tarot reading that you'll find at my "other blog"...Magickal Connections.

I did a tarot reading for a tarot card.  I know, that might seem like a weird thing to do, but...is there a message here that might be just for you???  The tarot works in mysterious ways.

To view this reading for The Moon, go to ~
 

 
 
THE TAROT PARLOUR
 
 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Psychic Oil ~ What is it? How do I use it? How do I make it?


Hello, from Hedgewytch Hollow! I’m tucked in bed this morning with my computer and a fresh cup of morning coffee (my first one, actually).  My ipod is singing to me in the background (an Indian/Yoga/Relaxation chant), and if I remember, I’ll tuck it at the bottom of this blog post so you can listen to it, too.  I have tons of stuff to do on this holiday weekend.  Where, in earlier years, I would spend weeks preparing for this end-of-the-year holiday, I’m going to do it all in ONE day this time– today!  But my kids are thrilled that we are ALL off work and home at the same time, so I’m going to chill, and we’re going to “wing it”.  This is going to be a warm and fuzzy huggy weekend; I can see it coming.

Anyway, on to the business at hand– Psychic Oil!
Visit  MAGICKAL CONNECTIONS  to continue reading...


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mid-Month Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ December 2016

Welcome to December's Mid-Month Zodiac Tarot Readings (sun signs, moon signs, rising signs)! Don't forget to check out your Moon & Rising signs, using these free calculators if you need help finding them.  More than one of these videos may be relevant to you.
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
If you'd like a PERSONAL reading with me, through a variety of mediums and tarot spreads, visit my tarot website, The Tarot Parlour at ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com

I love the "b-roll" (the introduction) I taped for this month's readings!  I caught a beautiful hawk in my backyard...he was magickal.

More links ~
The Witch’s Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4

The Music for this video ~
Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
 Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Aquarius ~ Capricorn ~Pisces ~ Aries

 
 
Taurus ~ Gemini ~ Cancer ~ Leo
 

 
Virgo ~ Libra ~ Scorpio ~ Sagittarius



The Chakra Spread ~ An Audio Reading

Thank you to the lovely lady who purchased this reading!  And to those of you listening to it, you can purchase your own audio tarot reading at my tarot website ~ The Tarot Parlour

And for everyone else who pops in hoping to see a post more on the PERSONAL side of my life, I'm working on it, thinking about it!  Right now life is just so Busy!  I'm working at work (Next Millennium in Omaha), or I'm working on my own stuff at home...But I promise, one of these days I'll surprise you! :)





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

An Audio Tarot Reading ~ The Pentagram Spread

http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com/p/email-readings.html
All email readings on my tarot website are now also available as AUDIO readings.  There are two paypal widgets for the longer more in-depth spreads at the top of the page, and you’ll find a drop-down menu for the cluster of shorter readings (5 to 7 cards) at the bottom of this page. The shorter tarot spreads are all $15.00 in audio format. Audio readings are emailed to my clients directly from my phone, uncut.  This audio reading was transformed into a video so that I could post it as an example of The Pentagram Spread in audio form here at Youtube.

Tarot Spreads available in audio format include ~
1. 6 Card Spread
2. Directions & Trends
3. Gypsy’s Magick Spell
4. The Pentagram
5. Desires & Fears
6. The Path of Desires
7. Partnership & Relationships

Visit my website ~ The Tarot Parlour
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Visit my website ~ The Witch’s  Corner
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Visit my blog ~ Magickal Connections
http://wytchymystique.com
Thank you for Liking, Sharing, & Subscribing to my Youtube channel. …Blessings, Amythyst


 
 
 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sagittarius ~ In-Depth Tarot Reading ~ Dec 2016

Hello, Sagittarius!
I'm delighted to kick off a new series of videos, In-Depth Tarot Readings, for the zodiac signs. You're first.  It's likely that I'll be doing only one of these in-depth videos a month to start with, along with my usual twelve monthly free mini-readings for the zodiac signs. 

The deck I'm using is Tarot Illuminati; and the layout is The Celtic Cross Spread.  So Youtubers, and especially Sagittareans, pull up a chair, grab a beverage of your choice, and let's see what's in the cards for you.

My tarot website: The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
My website:  The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
My blog:  Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Witch's Bottles ~ Paving the Way for Love & Protection

(Front)
Right: Paving the Way for Love
Left: Protection

Bottle #1
Paving the Way for Love
 
There are so many inspiring magickal tools out there to draw love to you, but I’ve not seen anything created to Pave-the-Way for love.  In order to draw pure genuine love to you, you may need to do some cleansing and clearing of negative energy and negative issues that are baggage from previous relationships or awkward romantic encounters.  This could include something as severe as physical or emotional abuse, as well as irreconcilable differences, or non-compatibility issues.  It all leaves us steeped in a froth of negative energy that needs to be cleared before a new and healthy romantic connection can be made.
Bottle #1, Paving the Way for Love, is the perfect magickal tool for your altar or night-stand.  Hold it, burn a candle beside it, whatever you feel compelled to do to draw negative energies out of your body and away from your spirit.  Center on peace and joy, soul connections, positive energy, and beautiful expectations to draw successful fulfilling Love into your life.
Bottle #2
Protection
Bottle #2, Protection, is created to protect you by each of the four directions, to protect you by the four elements, to protect you from anyone wishing you harm, to protect you physically, mentally, spiritually, to protect you and your body, as well as to protect your space, wherever you might place this bottle.  Bottle #2 is also created to protect you from yourself, because often we are our own worst enemy, held back by low-self esteem, fear, uncertainty, or the opinions of other people.
Bottle #2, Protection, is created to protect you from all outward threats, as well as any personal demons.  This bottle works hard for you.  It guards, holds, and contains all the negative energies that try to harm you.  So give this bottle a cleansing bath by placing it in the light of the full moon on a monthly, or bi-monthly basis.

Witch’s Bottles can be found at The Witch’s Corner ~

click  Here
 
(Back)
Note:  My witch’s bottles are unique, each one created especially in the moment for their particular intentions.  There will be similarities to each creation, as well as differences.  Each bottle contains a scroll with magickal written intentions, as well as Sea Salt and a variety of herbs and other items.
The recipe for each individual bottle will depend upon my feelings and instincts while creating it, what type of flowers and herbs are growing in my garden, what bottled herbs I have in my magickal cupboard, as well as ideas that come to me for small items geared to the magick at hand.
 
This is part of the fun of hand-crafted items…enjoy!
 
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Off to Work I Go

The following video will give you some idea of the landscape I pass on my commute to work five days a week. (Don't worry, I was watching the road the whole time, I just had my camera in my hand, holding it.)  As a matter-of-fact, I didn't even know what I had gotten on film until I looked at it after I got home from work that day.  I had tried this once previously and had the camera inadvertently facing the wrong way; I had lots of film of my hand and the inside of my car.  (Yes, I saved the video.)

Enjoy the Nebraska landscape, and the slow transition to the city ~

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it's off to work we go! from Amythyst Raine on Vimeo.



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Historical Accuracy & the Modern Practicing Pagan

(New blog post @ Magickal Connections)

This is a hot topic in the pagan world.  I'm sure there will be die-hard reconstructionist and historical accuracy enthusiasts who will disagree with me, and that's okay.  I have my own soapbox, and my blog is my arena to stamp my feet and proclaim my beliefs, feelings, views, and spirituality.

I've included in this blog post a video by a lovely witch, Molly Roberts, who is talking about this exact same thing-- and much more eloquently than I can.

Have fun...this is a foot-stompin' post and a controversial topic in many pagan circles.

click  Here


Sunday, November 6, 2016

An Anonymous Shout-Out to Ms. Stagnation


One of the women I did a tarot reading for at Next Millennium in October has been on my mind. I just can’t stop thinking about her; and there’s so much more I would like to say to her…so I will. I hope she see’s this, although it’s posted here anonymously, and I will guard her privacy fiercely– she will recognize herself.

click  Here

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Live In-House Tarot Readings! ~ I'll be here!

In-House Tarot Readings!...THIS WEEK I'll be at Next Millennium in Omaha (3141 N 93rd St) giving Tarot Readings ~ Friday, Oct 28th, 3-7pm & Saturday, Oct 29th, noon-5pm. These readings are $20 for 15 minutes. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked, personally, by people in the "real" world around me..."Can I get a tarot reading with you?"...Well, yes, you can, and this is your opportunity.

http://www.magicalomaha.com


Friday, October 21, 2016

5 Things that Bring Samhain Home to Me

Greetings, Readers!...I can't believe it's this time of year already.  2016 has flown by, with all of it's immense changes and drama for me and my house.  Fortunately, the end of the year appears to be stabilizing for us.

In order to read "5 Things that Bring Samhain Home to Me", you can CLICK HERE to visit my "other blog" (Magickal Connections)

Blessings, Amythyst

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Elephants, Elephants, Elephants ~ My Journey to Ganesha

It started about 16 years ago, honestly, I can't believe it myself!  My fascination with elephants began as I was extricating myself from a 16 year marriage with a control freak, leaving an emotionally unhealthy situation.  I was so drawn to elephants in any form...artwork, statuary, jewelry...that my house is full of elephants, literally, almost every room carries the energy of this animal.  It was as if I'd never noticed elephants before; and I was puzzled as to my infatuation, because as a living animal, they were not a creature that I felt connected with.  It went somehow strangely beyond the living animal, but I didn't understand how or why.

The next phase, be patient!

My daughter bought me a beautiful statue of Ganesha...and no, I very blindly did not see the connection.  From my vantage point today, I find this amazing!

 
Several more years passed, and I was in my "tattooing" stage and loving every moment of it.  I decided to get a tattoo on my chest, just beneath my right collar bone, and I was inexplicably drawn to a beautiful image of the moon and the sun interlocking with each other.  I was told that this was actually an image of the Hindu god and goddess, Shiva and Shakti, and represented their sexual union...No, I did not realize at the time that Shiva and Shakti were the parents of Ganesha.  In fact, I was not aware of this until very recently!  Again, the synchronicity is amazing, and what makes it even more so is my naiveté and blindness to it all.
 
 
Flash forward to the very recent present time ~ I wound up working somewhere that I had not expected to work (Next Millennium, http://magicalomaha.com).  It was a fluke, something I had not thought about, an offer that was totally out of the blue, which played in amazingly when the job I had in Fremont folded.  I was literally "semi-unemployed" for one day and jumped right in from 4 days a month at Next Millennium, to 5 days a week at this amazing shop!  It is no less than "magickal", how this all worked out. (This event, this connection, is crucial to this story.)
 
Next synchronistic event ~ I like turning Youtube videos on while I'm getting ready for work in the morning, and on a very recent morning I tuned in to Joanna Devoe, to this video, and heard her talk about Ganesha...time stamp 3:17
 
 
Finally, as I was listening to this delightful lady talk about Ganesha, something in my brain went "click".  I was at least tuned in, if not yet totally connected.
 
Next synchronicity ~ at work.  I suddenly noticed that the ladies I was working with were making references to Ganesha.  It was like a door was slowly creaking open.  Simultaneously, his image popped up in orders at the shop, and even on my computer at home.  I would bring something up or turn around to take a sip of coffee, and when I turned back, there he was.  He also appeared in many other bizarre and unexpected ways throughout the day that were like quick flashes. 
 
And then, unexplainably, in one astounding lightening bolt "Aha!" moment...I connected!!  I connected all these years long synchronistic events.  It was almost a feeling of "Good grief!  All this time this is what was trying to communicate with me, and I kept putting it off!"
 
I am so excited!...And I thank the universe and all the hints and clues it was throwing my way all these years; and I thank the amazing ladies I work with, and the wonderful Ms. Devoe, for finally throwing this door wide open! 
 
The connection is complete...at last!
 
 
 
 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Welcome to My House! (video)

Welcome to my house! Come on in and sit for a spell, as the saying goes.  While I'm looking for something (apothecary bottles to make magickal oils), I'll take you around my house.  You also get to meet some of the creatures that live with me.  This is very spur of the moment, unplanned, and mostly uncut video.
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Every Cat Has a Tale ~
http://everycathasatale.blogspot.com



Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 2016's Zodiac Tarot Readings! ~ Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Hello, World!  It's time for October's Zodiac Tarot Readings!  This month I drew four cards for each of the 12 Zodiac Signs (Sun signs, Moon signs, Rising signs).  If you don't know what your Moon and Rising signs are, use the links in this description box to FREE calculators that will help you figure this information.  This month I'm using Ciro Marchetti's beautiful "Gilded Tarot" deck; and I'm rounding out the readings with one card from "Mystical Wisdom" oracle cards.  I did a review video on this oracle deck, and I'll include a link to that below.  October appears to be a month crammed with all kinds of high energy, lots of twists and turns, some new plots to life, as well as journeys to seek out answers and solutions.  Have a beautiful day, enjoy the videos...Blessings, Amythyst
Review Video for "Mystical Wisdom Oracle Card Deck" ~
https://wytchymystique.com/2016/07/10/video-review-mystical-wisdom-card-deck-by-gay-guthrie-josephine-wall/
The Witch’s Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
 Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
 Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
 BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4

Music ~
Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
 Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Friday, September 30, 2016

October 2016's Zodiac Tarot Readings! ~ Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini


Hello, World!  It's time for October's Zodiac Tarot Readings!  This month I drew four cards for each of the 12 Zodiac Signs (Sun signs, Moon signs, Rising signs).  If you don't know what your Moon and Rising signs are, use the links in this description box to FREE calculators that will help you figure this information.  This month I'm using Ciro Marchetti's beautiful "Gilded Tarot" deck; and I'm rounding out the readings with one card from "Mystical Wisdom" oracle cards.  I did a review video on this oracle deck, and I'll include a link to that below.  October appears to be a month crammed with all kinds of high energy, lots of twists and turns, some new plots to life, as well as journeys to seek out answers and solutions.  Have a beautiful day, enjoy the videos...Blessings, Amythyst
Review Video for "Mystical Wisdom Oracle Card Deck" ~
https://wytchymystique.com/2016/07/10/video-review-mystical-wisdom-card-deck-by-gay-guthrie-josephine-wall/
The Witch’s Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
 Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
 Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
 BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4

Music ~
Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
 Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How NOT to Pick Up Chicks! (The Video!)

"How NOT to Pick Up Chicks", the blog post ~
http://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2016/09/how-not-to-pick-up-chicks.html
Dating doesn't get any easier as you get older; in some ways, it becomes more of a challenge.  But this is still an ageless timeless topic, and my what NOT to do tips at this blog post pertain to ALL ages.  My take on what a man needs in order to date a woman...In this video are 3 Major Criteria a man must meet before I would even consider a first date!


 
 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Live In-House Readings September 23rd!

Only 4 DAYS TO GO!!…I will be giving tarot readings THIS FRIDAY (September 23rd, 3-7pm) at Next Millennium in Omaha (3141 N. 93rd St). If you’d like a reading with me ($20 for 15 minutes), this is the time & place! While you’re there, you can shop till you drop in one of the largest new-age book/gift shops in the American mid-west.

http://www.magicalomaha.com

http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com


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click on this image to visit my "other blog".

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Be My Passenger (video!)

This video is the result of what happens when I find myself all alone...I usually turn on a camera.


 
 
I'm going to apologize right now for some of the audio in this video.  I was in my car, and it was a hot day, and I was running the air conditioner.  It's not so bad in most places, and in a few spots it's a little more 'iffy.  However, with that said, "The Witch's Diary" series of videos is a combination of blog and diary.  They are moments in my life caught on the cuff; whether it's a family afternoon at the zoo, a sudden summer storm, or some other odd-ball activity, circumstance, or idea that I think of on a dull day. In this video, you get to ride along with me (a great share of the way) to Omaha, when I drive in Sunday morning to work...and when I drive home at the end of the day.  I chatter along the way.  The topics are too varied to list them all here.

My website: The Witch's Corner
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
My blog: Magickal Connections
http://wytchymystique.com
My tarot website: The Tarot Parlour
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com


 
 
 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Enchanting Your Store-Bought Beauty Products

All of the Beauty Products you purchase in the store can be enchanted with Magickal Energy.  In this video, I enchant a bottle of an ordinary product that almost everyone has in their home, and almost everyone has used at one time or another.  We're going to take it from Mundane to Magickal with a twitch of our nose (not quite, but it's that easy!)

The Witch’s Corner
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
 Magickal Connections
http://wytchymystique.com
 The Tarot Parlour
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
 Music ~
 Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
 Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/



Friday, September 2, 2016

How Not to Pick Up Chicks

Hello, World!  In-between being married five times, I've been single.  Whenever the new Single Phase descends upon me, I am thrown into the arena of singledom and all that this implies. This last time finds me at a unique and pivotal point in life at the ripe old age of 59 (Sept 24th).  You would think, you'd think, that as we grow older, we also grow wiser in a number of ways, and this would include our interaction with the opposite sex ~ How we approach another individual; how we interact with them on a human, compassionate, intelligent level.  How we pick up on their vibes, their natural energy, and their unspoken feelings.

You would think that, naturally, just like everything else in life, we'd get more tuned in, more mature, and better at this; what with getting older, and life experience, and everything. 

Well, you'd be wrong.

To be honest, I don't think anything has changed in this arena of life since Junior High.  Sad, but true.  The only difference I see so far is there are no curfews; and we're more concerned with taxes, insurance, and retirement plans rather than hall passes and homework.

With all this in mind, new as I am yet to this Single Phase, I've decided to write this essay directed at men, on how NOT to pick up chicks.  I don't have a choice really.  It was either write this blog post, or scream "Are you F***'in kidding me?!!!" from my roof top, which would probably have disturbed my neighbors and alarmed my children.

So, with that said, here's how NOT to pick up chicks ~

1.  Be totally self-absorbed.

Naturally, when you're trying to pick up a woman, she's going to want to know every minute detail about YOU; and you can automatically assume, right off the bat, that she's going to share all of your interests with great enthusiasm and devotion.  Don't bother asking her about HER interests, or hobbies, dreams or goals, favorite pastimes, etc.  She's going to find you so magnetic, so mesmerizing, that she will automatically keel over in rapt joy at the prospect of car shows, car races, baseball, football, poker, etc. etc.  She will wait with feverish anticipation, putting her entire life and activities on hold, to be asked to join you in your sacred world.  Your charm has won her over, she will revolve around your existence, your needs and wants, totally captivated by you, abandoning all other responsibilities, personal activities, or relationships that might interfere with your world.

If you do happen to slip in a question about what she likes to do, or what she's accomplished, or interested in, don't bother following up on it.  Just asking the question is enough to show her that you really care about her as a person.

2.  Give her intimate details about your past partners.

There's nothing that a woman loves more than to hear about your sexual escapades with former partners...everything from what kind of sex they like, what positions worked for them, as well as some personal one-on-one memorable moments.  Also, be sure to share naked photos former partners have shared with you, which can also lead to a discussion of breasts, breast size, areola shapes, the differences in shades of pubic hair, etc.   As you're relating all of these fascinating details, make sure that you whine a great deal about what a bitch your former wife (or girl friend) is.  Make sure you expand on how disgusting you find her, how stupid, illiterate, conniving, slutty, or how she started off really cool, but of course, transformed into any of the previously listed attributes.

3.  "No" doesn't really mean "no".

If a woman turns you down flat, don't give up.  You're so charming and attractive and such a good catch that she's just playing hard to get, or she just doesn't know what she really wants.  When she says, "No, I do not want to go out with you."...she's just kidding, or she really wants to, she just hasn't figured out her own mind yet, she's confused.  So you have to show her.  This means that you need to tell her even more about yourself.  Don't bother trying to get to know her on any sort of deeper level; you're so interesting that she'll be absorbed by it, and besides, her interests/hobbies/accomplishments won't be that interesting, and they're probably miniscule in comparison to you and your life.

If she's really stubborn and just can't make up her mind, and she keeps refusing your invitations, make sure that she see's you with other women, so she gets an idea of just how attractive and desirable you are.

4.  A Few Last Pointers ~

A.  It's okay if you're not financially stable, or able to pay your own bills.  Once you get this gal on board, she can help you with these issues.

B.  If you don't own a home, or you don't maintain your own space (as in renting an apartment), don't worry.  Once you get this gal on board, you can move into her place.

C.  If you don't own a vehicle, it's really not a problem.  Once you get this gal on board, she can either be your personal chauffeur, or you can borrow her car.

It's all good.



Friday, August 26, 2016

From The Witch's Corner ~ Making Incense with Your Kitchen Spices

I am a WITCH on a BUDGET! I'm always thinking of ways to Use What I Have around the house and incorporate it into my magickal practice.  One of my favorite things to work with is incense.  There's just something about scent that puts you in a perfect frame of mind for all kinds of magick.  It helps me to focus on my intention, and it keeps me centered and inspired with all kinds of good positive energy.  We can't all afford expensive incense and fancy burners.  Did you know that you can make Loose Powdered Incense from the everyday ingredients in your kitchen cupboard?  Well, you can; and this video will show you how to do it, and how well it works...the only thing we're lacking is a "scratch n' sniff"!  Enjoy the video, and have fun making your own incense. 
Blessings, Amythyst

The Witch’s Corner
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections
http://wytchymystique.com
The Tarot Parlour
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Music ~
Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
Artist: http://incompetech.com/


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Finding My Purple

Purple ~ Dictionary Definition

pur·ple
 (pûr′pəl)
n.
1. Any of a group of colors with a hue between that of violet and red.
2. Cloth of a color between violet and red, formerly worn as a symbol of royalty or high office.
3. Imperial power; high rank: born to the purple.
4. Roman Catholic Church
a. The rank or office of a cardinal.
b. The rank or office of a bishop.
adj.
1. Of the color purple.
2. Royal or imperial; regal.
3. Elaborate and ornate: purple prose.
tr. & intr.v. pur·pled, pur·pling, pur·ples
To make or become purple.
 
Purple ~ Magickal Energies

Purple is the color of royalty, charm, meditation, idealism, divination, progress, justice, mysticism, devotion, clairvoyance, luck, accomplishment and religion. In magick, purple is employed for protection, power, legal matters, divination, progress, the breaking of bad luck, the access of higher realms, driving away evil, to stop gossip or lies, material wealth, spirit contact and to enhance spiritual and psychic powers.

Purple is the color of your crown chakra, connecting you to Divinity and your Higher Self.



 
I lost my purple somewhere along the way.  For the past three years I was the main driving force keeping a life-long drug addict straight.  The longer we were together, the more my own interests and activities slipped into the background.  Pretty soon, they were non-existent.  And the "me" that was ME was replaced with another persona; this one focused on doctors, and appointments, and bills, and pills. 

I became something far beyond a spouse and partner, something I'm not sure I ever should have been.  I became the gate-keeper, the nurse, the disciplinarian, and the Keeper-Of-The-Pills.  I became responsible for all those things in my husband's life that my husband should have been responsible for himself.  And along the way, I lost my purple.

When you lose your purple, you don't realize you're losing it right away.  It fades gradually, eventually disappearing all together.  It suddenly dawns on you, unexpectedly, triggered by an event, a disappointment, a confrontation, exasperation, desperation, or exhaustion.  You abruptly raise your head above the dark grim focused world you've been immersed in; you look around; and you are acutely aware of the poisonous negative energy surrounding you.  You are shockingly aware of the absence of your purple.  It was a stark, clarifying, defining moment for me.

You suddenly have to ask yourself, "How much of "Me" am I willing to sacrifice for this person?"...a season?  a life time?  "What am I willing to sacrifice for this person?"...all other personal relationships?  financial security?  peace of mind?  It's a somber moment of introspection.

You realize, in the back of your mind, that this needy unpredictable troubled individual may not survive without your discipline, your determination, your strength.  You have to reach a moment, a heartbreaking illuminating moment, when you finally say..."Me first."

You have to reach a primal raw wild place in your soul, where the idea of self-preservation resides.  Only when you arrive at this point where you care about yourself and your future more than you care about someone else's destiny, can you turn a magickal corner.

Once this happens...it's time to find your purple.



 
 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

September's Zodiac Tarot Readings! ~ Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

September's 2016 Tarot Readings ~
This month I'm doing something really special and very different.  I'll be drawing 5 cards for you; the first four cards are from a Plain Deck of Playing Cards!  The fifth card is a major arcana card from The Gilded Tarot.  Yes, you can do divination, and do it quite successfully, with a plain ordinary deck of playing cards.  Be sure to watch, not only the video for your Sun Sign, but for your Moon & Rising Signs as well.  You're going to be surprised at the incites this month.  It was my delight to read for you.  If you would like a PERSONAL reading with me, follow this link to my website, "The Tarot Parlour", at http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
 Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
 Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
 BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
 Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
 Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From The Witch's Corner ~ Preparing Herbs for Divination & Spirit Contact

Yes, this is another wonderful witchy blog post...I promise you that there will be a Personal blog post coming up in the near future with a very un-witchy theme.  I'm working on it.  In the meantime, spread a little magick :)

I decided at the last minute to shoot this video when I was going to prepare my oil burner with some herbs for divination and spirit contact.  I was planning on doing some divination later in the day, dealing with the topic of spirit communication, and my girls had been at me for a long time to sit down at the table with them and a Ouija board.  I wanted to burn some herbs in my oil burner (potpourrie style) to set the energy in the house on that wave length.
The Witch's Corner
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections
http://wytchymystique.com
The Tarot Parlour
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
 Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/


 
 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Q & A ~ Thought Provoking Spiritual & Personal Questions (video!)

Thank you to one of my Youtube viewers for these thought provoking questions, both personal and spiritual ~





September's Zodiac Tarot Readings! ~ Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo

September's 2016 Tarot Readings ~
This month I'm doing something really special and very different.  I'll be drawing 5 cards for you; the first four cards are from a Plain Deck of Playing Cards!  The fifth card is a major arcana card from The Gilded Tarot.  Yes, you can do divination, and do it quite successfully, with a plain ordinary deck of playing cards.  Be sure to watch, not only the video for your Sun Sign, but for your Moon & Rising Signs as well.  You're going to be surprised at the incites this month.  It was my delight to read for you.  If you would like a PERSONAL reading with me, follow this link to my website, "The Tarot Parlour", at http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
 Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
 Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
 BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
 Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
 Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/












Friday, August 19, 2016

September's Zodiac Tarot Readings! ~ Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Aries

September's 2016 Tarot Readings ~
This month I'm doing something really special and very different.  I'll be drawing 5 cards for you; the first four cards are from a Plain Deck of Playing Cards!  The fifth card is a major arcana card from The Gilded Tarot.  Yes, you can do divination, and do it quite successfully, with a plain ordinary deck of playing cards.  Be sure to watch, not only the video for your Sun Sign, but for your Moon & Rising Signs as well.  You're going to be surprised at the incites this month.  It was my delight to read for you.  If you would like a PERSONAL reading with me, follow this link to my website, "The Tarot Parlour", at http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
 Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
 Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
 BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
 Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
 Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
















Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Pendulums! (video)




https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/p/pendulums.html
Also ~ I carry a "Divination Bag" in my purse, and I'll show you what's inside!
Thank you for watching, liking, and sharing my videos, and please be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel.
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Books by Amythyst Raine ~
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
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Music ~
Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Making a Non-Wax Candle (video!)

The candle I made for this video is a spell candle for love, but for any of my muggles who visit this blog, this is just the basic way to make a regular ole' non-wax candle.  It was so much fun, and even the couple glitches I ran into during the process (which you'll see) didn't dampen my ardor, or the final results!

Enjoy!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Making a LOVE Non-Wax Spell Candle ~
Items Needed:
1.  a glass jar, size of your choice
2.  wick
3.  crazy glue
4.  Crisco Shortening, or any other name-brand solid vegetable shortening
5.  a crayon, red
6.  herbs ~ rose petal, hibiscus, nutmeg
7.  essential oil ~ rose
8.  a paper bowl
This project was So Much Fun, and I screwed up during the process!  When I poured the hot mixture into my glass container, the wick became dislodged from the small metal tab that held it to the bottom of the jar.  Oh dear, what shall we do?  Instead of cutting the camera and fixing the problem before moving on, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to show you what I did to fix this problem.  It's all a "learn as we go" process...everything is!
I am hoping to add these candles, in assorted sizes and containers, to the merchandise at The Witch's Corner.  I LOVE making them, so I'm also pretty sure that my daughters will wind up with a multitude of colored candles for various occasions and intentions!
I hope you enjoyed this video...thank you for liking, sharing, and subscribing.  (It matters, you know!)  And Happy Candle Making!!!
Love & Blessings,
Amythyst
My website: THE WITCH’S CORNER
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
My blog:  MAGICKAL CONNECTIONS
http://wytchymystique.com
Tarot Readings:  THE TAROT PARLOUR
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
 ________________________________

Music ~
Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sagittarius ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Sagittarius ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  Tarot Mucha, artwork by Giulia F. Massaglia & Barbara Nosenzo; book by Lunaea Weatherstone & Massimiliano Filadoro
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Scorpio ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Scorpio ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  Tarot of the Witches, by Fergus Hall
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Libra ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Libra ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  The Housewives Tarot, by Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Virgo ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Virgo ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  Crystal Tarot by Elisabetta Trevisan
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Leo ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Leo ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  The Halloween Tarot
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Cancer ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Cancer ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  The Herbal Tarot by Michael Tierra and Candis Cantin
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
Artist: http://incompetech.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Audio Tarot Readings

Audio Tarot Readings ~ The following Tarot Spreads are now available as Audio Readings. When you purchase one of these audio readings, you can choose from the Drop Down Menu in the Paypal Widget which reading you want. All audio readings are $15.00. Follow this link:

http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com

 The Spreads to choose from:
1. 3 Card Spread
2. Directions & Trends
3. Gypsy's Magick Spell...
4. The Pentagram
5. Desires & Fears
6. The Path of Desires
7. Partnership & Relationships


 
 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Gemini ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Gemini ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  Visconti Tarot
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

IN-House Readings! Friday, July 29th

In-House Readings! I'll be at Next Millennium, Friday July 29th, 3-7pm, giving TAROT READINGS. These readings run $20 for 15 minutes. If you're in the area and you'd like to sit down across the table with me for a face-to-face reading, here's your chance. And while you're there, shop till you drop at one of the largest new-age gift shops in the American mid-west. Say "hi", get a hug. Love & Blessings, Amythyst

Next Millennium: 3141 N. 93rd St, Omaha NE
http://www.magicalomaha.com

 
 

Taurus ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Taurus ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  Tarot of a Moon Garden, by Karen Marie Sweikhardt
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Aries ~ Zodiac Tarot Reading for August (video!)




Aries ~ August Reading 2016
The Deck:  Tarot of Pagan Cats, by Magdelina Messina and Lola Airaghi
The Witch's Corner ~
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~
http://wytchymystique.com
Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php
Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV
BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4
Music ~
Avec Soin - Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100860
Artist: http://incompetech.com/