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/