Tuesday, June 6, 2017

RIP Mom

My mother passed away yesterday unexpectedly. Although we didn’t have a close relationship, I still feel that I knew her very well, and I have a small story to share ~ My husband and I moved to Fremont several years ago along with an exodus of other Hormel employees from all over the US. Not surprisingly, one day my husband ran into a coworker who was also from South Dakota, an older gentleman who had known my husband as a confirmed bachelor. Surprised that he got married, this man asked Duane who his wife was, and my husband told him. The man became very excited, “I remember her mother!” this man said. He went on to tell the tale about watching this very beautiful young woman who would regularly cross a field near his home on horseback. And this was a memory that was still sharp and vivid in his mind. It is a statement about my mother, her passion for horses, and her youthful and exquisite beauty, that 30+ years later, just the memory of watching her brought a rise of excited admiration and awe, and a sparkle, to an old man’s eyes. RIP Mom.


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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Summer Magick

Hello, Every Catters!  It's June, and the world is rife with summer magic and Magick.  This is a special time of year for me, and the blog posts listed below will reflect that.  You'll find inspiration, life coaching, practical advice, and lots of magickal information dealing with June and the Summer Solstice in particular (recipes are included with this one, so read it to the end, you have to try my "Fairy Punch"!) 

To catch up with these posts at my "other" blog, Magickal Connections,
just click on the Link Titles ~

Recent Posts @ Magickal Connections


 
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Organizing Your Life to Achieve Your Goals

Originally, this video tarot reading was posted specifically for one of my clients who purchased a video reading.  Just so you know how it works, purchased video readings are taped, edited, and uploaded anonymously at Youtube; and when all is said and done, I email my client a link to their video, which is open for public viewing.  I usually do this and don’t give it another thought.  But this video is different.  I’ve watched this video several times, and the more I’ve watched it the more a dawning realization came to me ~ the message in this video is universal.  Of course it applies directly to my client and to all the personal hurdles and obstacles, all the personal dreams, desires, and goals that encompass this individual and their unique set of circumstances; but there is so much more to it.  So many of us, myself included, can benefit by what Spirit has to say through this reading, and this set of six cards.



 
 
If you would like your own personal video tarot reading, follow this link ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com/p/video-readings.html
 
 
 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In-House Tarot Readings!

It’s that time of month again! This post is a reminder that tomorrow (Friday, May 26th, 3-7pm) I’ll be giving Tarot Readings at Next Millennium, 3141 N 93rd St, in Omaha NE. Readings are $20 for 15 minutes. You should get there early and Sign Up on the sign-in sheet for your spot. The shop closes at 7PM…I will not start a reading after 6:45.

http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com

http://www.magicalomaha.com

Doing readings at Next Millennium this year has been such a hoot!   I don’t know how often I get aked, “Can I get a personal reading with you?”…Well, the answer is “Yes, you can!” All you have to do is show up at Next Millennium on this date and sign in. Not to mention that while you’re there, you can browse and shop in the largest metaphysical shop in the American Mid-west!

See you Friday!!
Blessings, Amythyst


 
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Capricorn! ~ Here's Your In-Depth Zodiac Tarot Reading (video)




Dig those old dreams and aspirations out of the closet, Capricorn!  It’s time to manifest those goals you put on the back-burner.

The Tarot Parlour ~ http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com

Be sure to check out your MOON and RISING signs, there may be more than one video that is relevant for you.  If you don’t know what your moon and rising signs are.  Here’s links to FREE calculators that will help you figure it out.

Rising Sign Calculator:  http://www.horoscopeswithin.com/calculate.php

 Moon Sign Calculator: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VfmkXOlRHIV

The Witch’s Corner ~ http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections ~ http://wytchymystique.com

BOOKS, by author Amythyst Raine @ Amazon ~ Follow this link and you will be magically transported to my Amazon Author Page.  My books are also available at Barnes & Noble, or any fine bookstore near you. ~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004NMWMX4

Monday, May 15, 2017

Six Things Wrong with Social Sites


Groundhog geek, working at his computer. Probably posting a critique of the film, "Groundhog Day" (1993). Art by Karen Farrell. On one level, Groundhog Day is a festival that concerns, of all things, weather -- or, more specifically, how much more bad weather we can expect before spring. But on a deeper level, it's offers a coping mechanism for the winter weary. Explore my musings on groundhogs and Groundhog Day here: http://landscaping.about.com/cs/pestcontrol/a/groundhog_day.htm:

1.  You find a site that looks promising and interesting, something maybe right down your alley.  You go through the sign up form carefully filling in all the blanks. You pick out a profile photo.  You run a typing marathon figuring out answers to questions like..."What's the basic premise of your spirituality?"...or "Tell us in detail All About You!"...or "Fill in the details of this very important box, or you won't get your foot through the frickin' door."...etc.  You get all primed and ready to set up your own page after spending 20 minutes to a half hour filling things out (not too mention maybe an hour of time it took just to find this particular site, or the extra half hour that went into dealing with technical glitches), and then, once you click the "Join" button, a page pops up that says something to the effect, "Sorry chump, you have to be approved before you can join this site, so sit back and get comfortable, this may take a while, or you might never hear from us again."

2.  There's a big warning sign posted on the home page:  You must participate if you want to be a member of this site.  Anyone who doesn't add something during a specific time span (every two weeks, or every week, or once a month, or once every five days, etc. etc.) will be deleted.

Okay, okay, okay.  If people don't add content and interact, it won't be a social site.  I get that.  But this is not realistic for me, my work-weary brain says.  Are they frickin' kidding me??  I just want to read blogs, or I want to post some of my stuff (very) occasionally, or I want to see what other people are into, or what someone else thinks about this or that.  And I love it when they actually have a box on the fill-out form where you have to "click HERE as a promise you will post on a regular basis". 

This seems like too much commitment and too much work to me.  I'm sorry, but the microscopic particle of internet space you have created is not the center of my universe.  I don't promise anything, not even to people in real life, in the real world.  Get real.

3.  Social Sites, just like the real world, are full of Creepers.  Sad but true, but on the internet social site, Creepers can hide the fact that they're creepers for a longer period of time than they might be able to in the real world.  And Creepers hate being called out when you spot them and aim a finger at them and call 'em as you see 'em.  "What, what are you talking about?" they stutter. 

4.  You join a site, decide for whatever reason that you don't like it, or it's just not for you, and then discover that deleting your page and information is not an option, or is such a twisted garbled (maybe deliberately confusing) process, that your page is left tacked to a weary crappy site like an old sticky note on the bathroom mirror.

5.  Everyone ignores you, or they communicate only by leaving images in your comment box.  Um, this is a Social Site.  We're suppose to T-A-L-K to each other.  And for me, this does not mean that you leave an occasional meme in the comment box.  I think people resort to leaving images just so they don't have to actually COMMUNICATE with each other.  I would rather see a single sentence, even something like, "My cat died today, and I got a parking ticket.  It was a rough day.", rather than one of a gazillion generic images found on the internet.  At least this single sentence TELLS me something about this person!

I don't leave comments.  It is a huge waste of time.  If I have something to actually SAY to you, I'll do that, but life is too short to spend it leaving multiple images on multiple pages of multiple strangers.

6.  A site won't let you see what it's like, or browse it's content, before you join.  How in the hell are you suppose to know if you even want to be a member if you can't see anything first??  Give me a break.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bubble, Bubble, Toil n' Trouble

 
 
 I get so many requests from people who want me to sit down and put a spell together for them.  I don't think they realize 1) how time consuming this would be to do for just one individual, not to mention the many other requests coming in; 2) that I work 5 days a week at a mundane job (well, it's 5 days a week, but I guess I can't call working in a metaphysical shop "mundane").
 
These requests most frequently come in at my blog Magickal Connections at the bottom of the three "Spells & Potions" pages.  These pages contain FREE spells that I've taken the time to put together and post on my blog for everyone's use.  However, I have a very strong feeling that some people don't even begin to read through them, they want me to do all that and pick one out for them.  If money were no issue and I had all the time in the world to do anything I want, I'm sure it would be fun putting spells together for people to help them get through all their trials and tribulations.
 
But money and time are an issue in my life.  I have replied to people in the comments that I WILL help them put a spell together that they can cast themselves, and I will answer any questions that they have to the best of my ability-- but this is not free.  I charge for my time.
 
It's $60.00 for a half hour phone consultation.
 
 
A less expensive service that I offer at my site connected to spell casting is a Candle Altar Service.  For a small fee I'll fix and dress and burn a spell candle for you, and I'll take the remains of that spell to make you a mojo bag that I'll mail to you.
 
This service is $21.99 for a single candle, or $61.99 for a triple candle spell.
 
 
First, please make use of these three pages of dozens and dozens of FREE spells.  They're all categorized to make finding what you really need as easy as possible.
 
 
Much love & blessings from The Witch's Corner ~ Amythyst
 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Zodiac Signs! ~ Today's Cards for YOU!

Hello to all my Zodiacs!  The following tarot reads are quick n’ fast one card pulls with a flash of insight. (Kind of like the horoscope briefs you’ll find in the newspaper.)  If you want a longer, in-depth, personal reading You Know Where to Find Me!  I’m using Pagans Way Tarot for these mini-readings, by Anna Franklin.

Aquarius ~ Temperance
Some Aquarians are going to be set free, free from unnecessary strife and worry; from unnecessary responsibility; free from whatever is adding an extra burden to your life through your own unique set of circumstances.  It’s time to find balance in your life.  Those things that disrupt balance will be smoothed out; those things will be eliminated; those things will be solved.  Aquarius, your path will go from bumpy, impaired, and pot-holed, to smooth and unencumbered.

Capricorn ~ 6/Wands
It’s time to win, Capricorn, time to be the victor.  This is your chance to grab the golden ring and taste the sweet taste of successful accomplishment.  If you’ve been working hard towards a specific goal, you will reach this milestone very soon with glorious results.  If you’ve been plodding away at everyday mundane life consistently and responsibly, you’re going to receive an acknowledgment for your efforts, your stamina, and your dedication.

Pisces ~ Knight/Wands
You’re in for some high adventure that’s going to come at you unexpectedly and at a rather fast pace, so hang onto your hats, Pisces!  If this is an individual in your life, or a new connection, you’re going to find their enthusiasm and pace for life rather difficult to keep up with at times.  Since they are the spontaneous “action-before-thought” type of person, you dear Pisces are going to have to be the level-headed one.  However, don’t resist the pull to adventure that this Knight brings; it will pull you out of your rut and bring you new and satisfying experiences.

Aries ~ 3/Swords (reversed)
Dear Aries, you suffer from a broken heart so often, whether it be with a romantic partner, or other keenly felt disappointments in life.  Did you ever wonder if it’s you who’s setting yourself up for these disappointments?  Sometimes you ask too much, and sometimes you accept too little, from other people.  Turn the tables, be decisive (which is difficult for some of you).  You have the ability to turn this around, put this card upright by sticking to your guns and more closely examining motives…both yours as well as someone else’s.

Taurus ~ Strength
The universe has big plans for some of you, and the course that this is taking you on will require strength, stamina, determination, and faith.  Know that you are not alone.  Your spirit guide or animal totems are surrounding you, protecting you, lending you their energy.  You will come through, perhaps not entirely unscathed, but wiser and stronger for the experience.  Embrace what the universe sends you, even when it appears challenging, this is how you’re going to grow, Taurus.

Gemini ~ Ace/Cups
Aces are doorways, Gemini, and the cups leads to relationships, romance, new people, or a very special person in your life.  For single Gemini’s, expect someone new and interesting to cross your path.  Married Gemini’s, you’re going to experience your committed relationship on a new level; you’re going to find yourself in a place that moves to a new and deeper stage mentally, spiritually, and physically; you’re going to feel very grateful for this connection in your life and you’ll be able to see it from a new perspective with new eyes.  Your cup runneth over.

Cancer ~ The Lady
Cancers, Mother Nature and her glorious fertile world are going to make a unique connection with you this year.  Communication is highlighted; coupling; birth; re-birth; and renewal are in the picture, whether this is signifying a physical fertility and the birth of a child, or creative fertility and the birth of new ideas and new projects.  Your world will flourish with abundance, rich and earth-based.

Leo ~ 6/Wands (reversed)
Leo, you may have been on a losing streak lately, but that’s all going to change; you can turn it around.  Examine what’s been causing this string of bad luck:  personal decisions; the individuals you’re connecting with; some other cause unique to your own situation??  Find the rotten apple, the thorn in your side, then get rid of it.  I have a feeling some of you Leo’s will be taken by surprise with this revelation, not all who come to us in the guise of “friend” are sincere and genuine.  And then, you’re also going to have to check on one more possiblity… Is it YOU that’s holding yourself back?

Virgo ~ 9/Pentacles
You’re not quite satisfied, Virgos!  Our life is one long search for happiness and perfection, for contentment and success.  A lot of you Virgos feel that you’re missing the mark, it’s that “almost there” feeling, but something seems to be absent.  It might be your desire for perfectionism that leaves you feeling this way.  You’ve got a great life; you’ve done, been, and experienced about everything you’ve wished; you have all the things other people may envy you for:  a good mate; a good job; the setting that you desire to live in; extra-curricular activities that hum with your energy.  Learn to appreciate where you’re at Right This Moment, enjoy what you’ve attained– stop worrying about acquiring more!

Libra ~ Elder
There’s going to be some new growth and insights for many Libras.  Aha-light-bulb moments are going to be going off creating a spectacular light show with all the Libras out there who will be picking up new knowledge, understanding, and insights.  Wisdom is coming your way, Libra.  Questions will be answered, problems solved, something you may have wondered about for a long time will finally find the light of revelation shining upon it.  Grab this knowledge and run with it…knowledge is power, as the old saying goes.

Scorpio ~ Princess/cups
Messages coming through for Scorpio will be focused on love and relationships.  Some of you Scorpios may find yourself riding off into the sunset, either with a fairy tale happy ending golden glow; or with a let’s get out of here and start over spirit of adventure.  This princess is going to be persistent. Some Scorpios out there are overlooking something wonderful that’s right under their nose.  Look at the options and opportunities around you before you get the wild itch to take off to yonder parts trying to find love, or fulfillment, opportunities, or success.  It’s closer than you think, Scorpio.  (If it were a snake, it would of bit you, as my grandmother would say.)

Sagittarius ~ Justice (reversed)
No, life isn’t always fair, Sagittarius, and this is a fact.  But don’t get so caught up in the injustice of it all that you stop trying, stop fighting, stop stepping up to the plate.  Sometimes life deals us some tricky cards (no pun intended) and we have to face what’s on the table.  Some of you may either find yourself dealing with personal issues that seem unfair, unjust, or just plain cruel; and others will actually find yourself interacting with the legal system, or attorneys, to take care of upcoming issues.  Hang in there, Sagittarius, Lady Justice will triumph in the end.


 
 
Things to look into @
 
 The featured tarot reading for May is an audio reading titled, “Gypsy’s Magic Spell”, for more info, follow THIS LINK.
 
 
May starts off with a fertile glorious bang and Beltaine.  The highlighted energy for May is sexuality and love!  Enhance your visions, and the magick, with an exquisite bath salt charged to bring love into your life ~ “Eternal Love”.  For more info, follow THIS LINK.
 
 
With LOVE as our theme, check out voodoo dolls to work and inspire potential mates and the universe, to bring love into your life and open your heart to infinite possibilities.  For more info, follow THIS LINK.
 
 
New Item Up @ The Witch’s Corner!
 
Magickal Body Lotion
click  HERE
 
Three scents are available:
Jasmine/Rose in Eternal Love
Lavendar in Lavendar Serenity
Rosemary in Soul Saging
The magick continues with the themes for The Witch’s Corner magickal body products ~
Love, Cleansing, and Peace of Mind
These are wonderful glycerin-based moisturizing lotions that not only soothe the body, but soothe the soul as well.

 
Blessings, Amythyst
 
 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Scorpio! Here's Your In-Depth Zodiac Tarot Reading



Scorpio! It's been a while since I did a reading for you. This reading will run about 40 minutes. I'm using the Celtic Cross Spread and Pagans Way Tarot by Anna Franklin. Sit back, grab a cuppa', and enjoy! I'm sure you'll both nod your head in recognition and raise an eyebrow in surprise. Blessings to my Scorpios! Amythyst

The Tarot Parlour ~ http://taroreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com


Radio Show Comin' Up!

Sunday, April 30, 8pm CST ~

I'll be a guest on Rev Payshence Spiritual Ministry Radio
 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Libra ~ In-Depth Tarot Reading ~ April 2017

The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadidngswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
"Affirmations ~ Time for Reinforcement: Physically, Spiritually, Mentally": This is a blog post that I ironically posted early in the morning, before I did this reading. They complement each other beautifully. Maybe after watching your reading, you'll have more insight into the thought provoking questions that accompany each affirmation ~
https://wytchymystique.com/2017/04/05/affirmations-time-for-reinforcement-physically-spiritually-mentally/
My Website ~ The Witch's Corner http://amythystraine.blogspot.com



Monday, March 27, 2017

Live In-House Tarot Readings Coming Up!

FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST, 3-7pm ~
I'll be giving Tarot Readings at Next Millennium (3141 N 93rd St) in Omaha. The readings are $20.00 for 15 minutes. The shop closes at 7pm, so I won't start a reading after 6:45. Be there early and SIGN UP for your spot! What's in the cards for You?


 
 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Personal Connections

Ostara (and particularly the Christian Easter) have a very personal, shocking, and even traumatic connection for me.  You might say it was life-changing for my entire family.  My experience is included in this blog post, along with Ostara correspondences, information, and recipes.

This blog post can be viewed at MAGICKAL CONNECTIONS.

 
 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Featured Tarot Reading for March ~ The Pentagram Spread

 
Tarot Spread Featured for March
 
#1 The Pentagram Spread
 
1. this is where you came from
2. this is where you are going
3. this is what is difficult for you
4. this is what makes sense
5. this is your ultimate goal
 
Audio Reading
PENTAGRAM SPREAD
$15.00
 
Purchase YOUR READING at
 
 
 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Premonitions ~ The Voice Says "Look" and "Look Again"

Premonitions ~ feedback and opinions are welcome. Can you answer any of my questions? Do you have personal experience with premonitions? Do you care to share your story?
 
This blog post can be found at MAGICKAL CONNECTIONS
 
click  HERE
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ARIES! ~ In-Depth Zodiac Tarot Reading (video)

You're up, Aries!  We made a smashing tarot connection today with your zodiac reading.  I thought the reading would run 20-30 minutes, but it stretched to 45.  There's lots going on in your life, that's for sure.  Hang onto your hat, and prepare for your future!

Enjoy the video; and thank you for LIKING, SHARING, & SUSCRIBING to my Youtube Channel.

 



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

UPDATED ~ FREE Tarot Reading, Pick-a-Card

Welcome, March! The FREE Pick-a-Card tarot reading has been UPDATED. Scroll down, it’s a busy page. Have fun and enjoy! Courtesy of THE TAROT PARLOUR, Tarot Readings with Amythyst Raine ~

http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com/p/todays-reading-pick-card.html


 
 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Q & A ~ tarot, writing, witchcraft (video!)

Hello, World!... I just posted a new video at my Youtube Channel.  Thank you in advance for LIKING, SHARING, & SUBSCRIBING.

This is a (delightfully pink) Question & Answer video taped in my boudoir. I am answering YOUR questions on tarot, writing, and witchcraft.  Was one of your questions included?  You'll have to watch and find out.

Blessings,
Amythyst

 
 
 

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Lotta' Drama 'Bout Nothing

"I Offered the Wrong Fruit to This God!"..."I set up my altar wrong!"..."My Life is Falling Apart!", they wail.

I love this! (In a warped and twisted way.)  People, mostly youngish people that I'm finding (mostly), have gone over-the-top insanely fixated on practicing their paganism from a strictly Historically Accurate context. We all know that this is impossible, those of us old 'uns who've been around a while and tread the path from various perspectives and dimensions.

I sit back in quiet amazement watching the high-drama..."I've insulted Zeus and Cerridwen (Greek god; Celtic goddess, for those who don't know, and that's ok).  They either set an altar up "WRONG", or put the wrong offering out, or put the opposing altar with the opposing deities from opposing pantheons and cultures up too close together, or on the wrong day, or with the wrong intention...on and on and on and on.

These kiddos make me tired, just watching them.  They must be expending an enormous amount of energy on the how and why, the "historical accuracy" of an ancient deity, the who and when, how much, how often, worrying about repercussions from the G'awds above if something isn't done the way it was a bazillion years ago.

And in doing so, they are missing the point completely.

They are missing the blessing of any divine insight because they are so wrapped up in our physical world and fanatical practices, and totally consumed with worry about DOING IT WRONG.

How can Divinity get a message through all the dramatic over-the top cadder-walling going on, both verbally and in their mind.  You have to be still, and preferably calm and peaceful, to connect with that inner voice, the voice that most often winds up to be the spiritual world trying to reassure us, or give us a message, or direct us in some way.  You can't hear that voice when you're all hot and angry under the collar because you are trying to reconstruct an ancient practice that has left no witnesses, and you're all mad that no one understands what you're trying to do, and you're even more angry that some people are telling you it's not only impossible, it's unnecessary.

How can anyone connect with the Divine through all that?

The biggest negative to come out of all this, that I can see, is that these people are blaming everything that goes wrong in their life on the fact that they might be worshipping a deity incorrectly, and it's the mad wrath of the god or goddess coming down on them.

Bullshit.

You're not that important in the big scheme of ancient deities.

Your life is falling apart, if indeed it is, by the decisions you make, your own personal choices; the people you choose to associate with; the life-style that you choose to live.  Your life is falling apart because of personal fears, personal weaknesses, personal demons.

Your life is falling apart because of all these things and maybe more.

It's time for you to grow some kahoonas and take responsibility for the mess your life is in instead of blaming some ancient deity for your personal predicament.

You can't fix it, repair it, or rebuild it by going bat-shit fixated crazy trying to worship some ancient god or goddess in an "historically accurate" way; and then getting yourself all messed up because you feel you've failed this in some way.

And then there are those people who just LOVE DRAMA, and they've found the perfect foible with which to feed this appetite.  I've seen desperate posts by people simply hungry for attention, with all kinds of crazy stories about how they did something to bring down the wrath of the gods upon them. 

And, you know, they generally get the attention they seek.

Again, I'm amazed.

They get patted on the back, blessings sent, hugs and kisses, because some big-ass old god is angry that they set up an altar the WRONG WAY, and now they are VICTIMS.  Of course, the people who respond to such nonsense in this way are enabling this victim mentality, and it will go on and on and on and on.  This won't stop.  It feeds too many emotional, psychological, and mental needs on such a wide variety of levels, both for the "victim" and the enabler.  It's not going to go away. 

The saddest thing is that a true Divine Connection will never be made, experienced, enjoyed, or accepted for what it is.

Be still.

Find peace.

Sit with the sun on your face.

Stand with the moist earth beneath your bare feet.

Listen to birds.

Pet cats.

Pick a bouquet of wild flowers.

Watch a sunrise, or a sunset...

And know that you've just DONE IT RIGHT.



Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Crystal, a Candle, & a French Chant

I'm migrating to a new computer, thanks to my son, who is doing all the technical work AND supplying me with the new computer (those 15 hours of labor 26 years ago are paying off *lol*).  He has moved EVERYTHING from my old computer into the new one, which is a huge job, as I've accumulated so much through years of writing, photographing, video taping, and Doing Stuff.  I'm actually finding things that I've forgotten about in old files, and that's what I'm posting here today.  The following Spell was in a folder I used for taking notes, called "Personal Notebook".  I don't have these entries dated, nor have I recorded any original sources, but as so often the case with this type of thing, this Spell is perfect for the Here n' Now ~

"Eleven Mysteries Exercise"...brief notes:
(personally modified)...

crystal, white candle,

Take a deep breath. Place your hands, palms down, one on each side of the crystal. Empty your mind. Slowly open your hands so that they will rest on the table, but the palms are facing each other-- still the same distance apart, one on each side of the crystal. If you are trying to materialize an object, place a lodestone or pair of lodestones beside the crystal.

As you recite the chant, bring your hands together-- a mark at a time. This means that you will be saying the chant eleven times in all, while focusing on the crystal in the middle that rests upon your desire.

Begin, with the first of eleven repetitions:

"Venez a' moi. (pause) Come to me.

De'plier. (pause) Unfold.

Dimension to dimension.

De'plier. (pause) Unfold.

As you utter the charm, your hands will most likely grow significantly warm and you may feel as if you are actually holding something-- which, in essence, you are.

On the eleventh repetition, as you utter the last word ("De'plier"), with a rush of breath, open your eyes and look immediately up to the right-- that place where we manufacture from fantasy into reality of the spoken word and say-- "Cachet! Tow!", which roughly translates to "hide the spell".


 
This is where I place links & promote Stuff ~
 
THE WITCH'S CORNER
(Lady Amythyst)
 
My website, started in 2009 at Webs, is alive and well; it's just moved to a new location and has a new URL:
 
 
 
ALL of the content from the original site can be found at this new location, plus a few new and extra things going on as well.  Feel free to leave comments, suggestions, or hello's in the comment boxes provided at the bottom of every page.
 
Blessings,
Amythyst
 
 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

UPDATED ~ Free Reading, Pick-a-Card!

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Hello, World! …the free “pick-a-card” readings have been updated, and this month they are in video format, with Time Stamps.  I loaded this video directly to The Tarot Parlour, so you’ll have to follow this link to view them:

http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com/p/todays-reading-pick-card.html

Enjoy!


042416112922
 
 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Double Dreams ~ Anyone Care to Interpret This?

The other night, on my way to see a movie with my daughters, I told them about my dream the night before. One of my daughters was intensely excited when I told her that I had a disturbing dream the night before because she said she did too, and she wanted to compare them. As I started relating my dream to her, she said, "Oh, my!", and virtually started bouncing in her seat.

My dream ~ There was a shadowy beginning part that was dark and ominous, like black and white quickened clips from a horror movie, most of which slipped from my mind for the most part, except that it involvd "A Man". This man had something to do with the second part of this dream, which in contrast is starkly blazened on my mind. Some dreams are like that, I believe, because they are more than just an ordinary dream. And this was one of those dreams.

The second part...There was a knock on my front door. I opened and heard someone say, "The police want to talk to you." (Your stomach kind of goes 'thud' when you hear those words.) I went outside, where there was a squad car with two officers sitting in the front seat. I stood by the passenger side, and the officer opened the car door. He was holding a child's baby doll in his hands. He was crying , and he was retching, and he was trying to get ready to tell me something. I realized in one sickening moment that it had to be something unusually gruesome and extremely horrific because of his reaction. I don't think I wanted to hear what he was going to say. I woke myself up, which sounds odd, but I believe that I deliberately pulled myself from this dream.

My daughter's dream ~ My daughter told me that she also dreamed of "A Man" on the same night. She said it was a terrible frightening dark and horrific nightmare. The man kidnapped her, and she said she tried and tried to escape from him..but she couldn't.

If anyone reading this is interested in interpreting either of these dreams, or in posting an interpretation behind both dreams together, please feel free to do so in the comment boxes below. Needless to say, the dreams themselves were scary enough to each of us who had them, but after we put them together, I must admit, we're a little creeped out.
 
 
 
Now on to more cheerful thing!!
 
SPELLS-IN-A-JAR
 
 
There is everything you will need in these jars to cast these spells, including the directions.
 
Money ~ Keep It Flowing
 
Calling in the Spirits (Black Cat Oil Summoning Spell)
 
Seal the Mouth (Stop Gossip & Liars)
 
 
 
 
 


SAMPLE AUDIO TAROT READING
 
(Enjoy the personal photo slideshow that I added to this special video.)
 
 
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Witch's Diary ~ Hangin' in Fast Motion (video)

What does a witch do on her day off?  Taped this on Tuesday, and all I can say is...good grief.

And as a PS-- No, I never did get the blinds up.  I need the universe to send me a Handy Man that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.  (And I need to stop climbing around on the kitchen sink.  My girls saw this and shuddered..."It looks slippery!", they say with trepidation.)





Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ Changes Coming

I won't go into all the details here...because video taping my explanation is a lot less work than typing it all out! But there will be changes in HOW I tape the zodiac tarot readings, WHEN I tape the zodiac tarot readings, etc. The "IN-DEPTH" readings that you've been seeing since Dec 2016 for the zodiac signs are chosen randomly; there is no particular order in which I'll choose a sign to read, but I will work my way in a somewhat organized fashion through all 12 signs so that everyone gets a reading...Then I'll start the process all over again!

Another topic touched on ~ Is a video reading only relevant in the month in which it was taped?...I love this one, and I think you'll like my response. See if you agree with me.

This video was taped in my Wytchy Room/Tarot Parlour...Enjoy!

http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Friday, January 27th, 3-7pm ~ Live In-House Tarot Readings in Omaha!



Hello, Tarot Enthusiasts!

I'll be at Next Millennium in Omaha on Friday, January 27th (3-7pm) giving tarot readings.  These readings run $20 for 15 minutes.  I'd love to do a personal face-to-face reading for you!  I'll be doing these readings at the largest new-age gift/book shop in the American mid-west, so you'll have plenty to see, and do, and explore.

My tarot website:  http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com

"The tarot is a journey through life and a journey through spirit.  Tarot cards in the hands of a gifted reader allows us to look at our lives from a new perspective, opening new doorways and clearing paths that we would otherwise not see.  The tarot gives us a glimpse of where we came from, as well as where we're going.  Open your mind and your heart to life's infinite possibilities and solutions with a tarot reading by Amythyst Raine."


 
 

Friday, January 13, 2017

January's Mid-Month Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

This is the 3rd video for January’s mini-zodiac-readings.
Time Stamps:  Virgo/00:30; Libra/3:07; Scorpio/6:42; Sagittarius/9:54

 Who’s going to have to put on their “grown-up pants” and step up to the plate to take charge?  Who’s going to find themselves “stuck in the middle”?

To purchase a personal reading with me, go to my tarot website:
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
My website: http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
My blog: http://wytchymystique.com

Be sure to check out your MOON and RISING signs, there may be more than one video that is relevant for you.  If you don’t know what your moon and rising signs are.  Here’s links to FREE calculators that will help you figure it out.

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 ~ Follow this link and you will be magically transported to my Amazon Author Page.  My books are also available at Barnes & Noble, or any fine bookstore near you. ~ 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/


 
 

January Mid-Month Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo

Time Stamps:
Taurus/00:30; Gemini/3:43; Cancer/7:05; Leo/8:43

These four zodiac signs were a wild ride for me in the middle of all these readings, which were filmed in one sitting!  Lot’s of powerful energy moving in a variety of directions.  A lot of people connected to these four signs are going to feel that they’re being pulled in several directions at once over the next few weeks.  Hang onto your hats!

To purchase a personal reading with me, go to my tarot website:
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
My website: http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
My blog: http://wytchymystique.com

Be sure to check out your MOON and RISING signs, there may be more than one video that is relevant for you.  If you don’t know what your moon and rising signs are.  Here’s links to FREE calculators that will help you figure it out.

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 ~ Follow this link and you will be magically transported to my Amazon Author Page.  My books are also available at Barnes & Noble, or any fine bookstore near you. ~ 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/


 
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mid-January Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Aries

Hello, World!…the mid-month readings are Going Up!  This is #1 of 3 videos coming out.  Watch for the next two videos within the next couple of days.

Time Stamps:  Aquarius/00:30; Capricorn/2:23; Pisces/4:43; Aries/7:55

The Tarot Parlour ~ Tarot Readings with Amythyst Raine
click  HERE


 
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Aquarius ~ Here's Your FREE In-Depth Reading! (Video)

Hello, Aquarius!  You are the FEATURED Zodiac Sign this month, and here is your FREE in-depth reading for January 2017.  I’m using the Celtic Cross Spread and Green Witch tarot.

If you would like to book a PERSONAL reading with me, follow this link:
The Tarot Parlour ~
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com


 
 
 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Private Space ~ The Headboard of My Bed

I keep saying (over and over) that I eventually WILL post something personal on here, something not related to tarot, or my website, or any of That Stuff.  And I'm delivering right now.  Today I've been dusting and redoing the headboard of my bed.  Some of these photos have been posted to Facebook already...See what you think.  (This is such "Personal Space"!)

What about you'alls??  What's on the headboard of your bed? 




 
Bonus...a Super-Mini Home Video
 
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Good Morning World! ~ Welcome 2017, Morning Coffee, Show n' Tell

Happy New Year!  This is my first video to kick off 2017.  Forgive the lack of protocol and the informality of it all. I'm actually in my jammies, sitting on my bed, with a morning cup of coffee.  I wanted to be comfortable, and as long as the lighting was okay, why not.  My "Book of Shadows" video has been very popular; apparently people love looking at other people's private stuff.  In this video I'll be showing you my Grimoire (wonderful book, did it year's ago, it's a book of spells); my dream journal; diaries; daily tarot journal; gratitude journal, etc.  I hope you enjoy the relaxed totally informal morning chat and show & tell...I certainly did.
Blessings, Amythyst


Links to Me ~
The Witch's Corner
http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
Magickal Connections
http://wytchymystique.com
The Tarot Parlour
http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com


The Music ~
by Kevin MacLeod
"Enchanted Journey"


VOLUME…audio hint ~ volume on this vid is best if you use head phones, ear buds, or a small speaker plugged in to your device.