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Monday, December 28, 2020

Four Video Tarot Readings for Today!


Brace yourself for a confrontation...

Your game plan gets shot down...

Getting out of a 3rd party situation...

Someone's past is catching up...

Almost half way through this reading, I decided I can't do it. I sweep the cards away and start over. I have included the entire reading here, including that portion.

You can purchase a Personal Reading @ The Tarot Parlour

Some Ex-cellent Ex-advice


In an ideal world, breaking up with someone would be clean cut and hassle-free. People would admit and accept they're not compatible, then move on with their lives. In reality however, being human means that splitting up is often a lot more complicated. We have separations that are a little too friendly, ones that are highly contentious, and some which are downright confusing, simply because we’re actually not very sure what happened. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, here’s some advice on how to balance a past lover with your new one.

  • “…he’s one of my best friends.”

As wonderful and new age as it may seem to you, no one entering into a relationship wants to hear their new partner uttering these words, or anything to this effect. It’s not that your new flame is necessarily hoping the breakup with your ex was a bitter one, it’s simply that it can be uncomfortable joining this particular club. The club being one where everyone has some intimate experience with you, whether sexual, mental, or emotional. Letting go of deep connections with an ex, if you choose to do so, can be empowering. You make way for a new person to become your best friend and you allow them to re-discover all the reasons, and more, why others have loved you.

  • “…but I don’t mind if he talks to his ex.”

It’s very commendable to know you’ve chosen the right partner, whom you can trust with their own ex, but don’t be overly encouraging of their attachments to the past. You may be utterly confident about a relationship they could hypothetically have, but if they don’t want that freedom, then let it go. Don’t use it to try and balance the presence of your ex in your life. We’re not suggesting you totally cut people off here, but you must acknowledge when someone new deserves time that is uninterrupted by your previous lovers. In our opinion, dating an ex-collector is the most uninspiring type of threesome there is. No one wants to feel like they’re living in someone else’s shadow, or that they can’t get close enough because the vacant position is actually still half filled.

  • “…I hate my ex, she was a complete @*@%@$^@.”

Hating your ex passionately can be just as damaging to a new relationship as still loving them. If you can’t forget the reason for your break up, the next best move is to heal from it. Walking around with a heart filled with anger, malice or regrets isn’t attractive and could potentially get in the way of new experiences with other people. Another tip is that no matter how positive the allusions may be, don’t compare the habits of your new love to those of your old. Don’t tell your new partner how much better, slimmer, more intelligent, or rational they are. Take them on the merits they present, not how they stack up against an ex.

  • he’s the father of her kids, I have to put up with him.

It’s true, dating someone that has a good relationship with their co-parent is far easier than dating someone who’s constantly fighting or bickering with them. Having said this, there should still be limitations on the amount of influence ex-partners have over the two of you. As long as children are safe and cared for, the relationship you have with their parent and how you run your joint lives should have minimal input from anyone else. This includes how the household operates, how you manage your finances and your life as a family unit. If you’re the newcomer, don’t allow yourself to be dictated to, and if you’re the one with the interfering ex, put some clear boundaries in place.

Source:  I'm not posting a link to this source simply because I haven't personally checked out this company, or their website.  This wise advise on universal relationship issues was posted by a UK based international matchmaking company.  Basically, they're saying if you're going to start a new relationship, don't f*** it up with left-over garbage from your previous relationship.  You can't build something new and amazing if you're not building in a clean spot on solid ground.  (And this is my two cents on this subject)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Desert Reading ~ It bites the dust


This is a month that is focused on relationships, and this reading high-lights the drama of a long standing relationship that is going (or has gone) up in flames and the ramifications that follow when both parties go through an adjustment. 

Book a personal reading with me at The Tarot Parlour ~ https://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 21, 2020

Desert Reading ~ Mourning, Movement, Walking Away, New Rules


If this reading resonates with you, or you just enjoy watching it, please pass it along.  I don't know where YouTube hides my videos, but I have to have a word with Algorithm and ask him, "What the hell?"  I've been searching YT for tarot readers that are not easy to find, that are hidden from the suggested videos, and I've found many that are wonderfully talented and eloquent. I may do a blog post after I've compiled a bunch of links, to promote YT's hidden creators.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

A Monthly Check-in Reading for January 2021


You can purchase a Personal "Monthly Check-in" reading at this link: 

click HERE

  • Current Self 
  • Theme of the Month 
  • Key Goal 
  • Obstacle to Overcome 
  • Major Accomplishment 
  • What to Avoid 
  • What to Embrace 
  • Where to Find Support 
  • Advice & Encouragement 

(Note: the number of positions in a tarot spread is not indicative of the number of cards drawn. I draw as many cards as it takes to get an answer.)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Start planning... animated tarot reading, with an expanded written addition


The cards you just viewed in the video:

5/pentacles; 6/swords/ (R); 5/cups (R)

This is such a sorry set of cards, I felt that we could use an expanded version of this reading to gain some clarity.  So here we go...

Queen/pentacles; Ace/cups (R); The Fool

Your usual self-confidence in your financial situation and decisions will be wounded by this set-back; but someone close to you may be either oblivious to it, or they are aloof to it.  Whichever way it is, you are the one who's going to be fretting and stressing over this series of events.  It's hardly surprising that this new set of circumstances will put a strain on a relationship that may already be strained and even at a pivotal point right now.  If you were wondering if there was an end in sight to the relationship, there is... now.  This financial set-back is like the straw that broke the camel's back, just one more issue that you can't agree on.

Page/cups; 10/swords; 9/pentacles

This is a time where the veil thins, as they say, only this veil has to do with relationships and new connections.  You will find that there's someone close to you just waiting to step up to the plate and be supportive of you, your circumstances, the trials and tribulations you're facing.  This may be someone who stood beside you in the shadows for a very long time, and you had no idea that is them who would be there to help you pick up the pieces.  

There's enough negativity that goes with financial setbacks without including a cold and unresponsive partner.  It's time to pull the swords out of your back, and also to stop feeling sorry for yourself and the state of your relationship and life, and move forward on a more positive note.  Enough is enough.  When it's over, it's over. It just takes some people a while to see this.

Your life is set on a new course.  There's a new journey to make.  There are plans to set in place.  Once you start moving forward on such an expansive level, there's no time to look back, or to wallow in regret.  It's time to plan for a new future, and this time, learn from your mistakes so that you don't repeat them.  

Friday, December 11, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ What will this book bring to you?

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners

What do you hope to get out of this book — An understanding of Wicca's origins and the basis for modern neo-paganism? An introduction to the spiritual practices of Wicca and a solid platform of information that allows you to grow on your path? Something else completely? 

If you haven't already, grab your copy via this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Hang on...

Looks like someone is playing two people against each other. Who is that person? What is their goal? What do they have to gain?

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Amazon Reviews


I’m still blown away by the support I’m seeing for The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners! Reading through these reviews every once in a while feels amazing and reminds me why I’m so happy to be a published author. Here’s one of my favorites so far…

Get your copy at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

#books #bookreviews #amazon #witchcraft #wicca #TheEssentialGuidetoWICCAforBeginners #callistomedia #rockridgepress #bookrelease

Thursday, December 3, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Time to leave a Review!

Whoa! I just noticed that The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners already has a number of reviews coming in and a five star rating on Amazon! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to leave their honest feedback—it’s amazing to see how people are reacting to this project that I worked so hard on. 

If you haven’t had a chance to leave a review yet, please take a couple minutes to head over to the Amazon page and leave your thoughts. You can do that at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Financial matters, confrontations, and judgmental energy

The reading starts at time stamp 1:26. You'll also hear my phone ring at 14:14, and you may recognize it because it's the same melody that I use in some of my tarot videos. I also managed to knock the camera off it's stand at one point, so there's quite a bit of editing that had to be done on this episode. But it's all good. 

Finances and material concerns seem to be the main focus today, both for the individual as well as a couple. There's a lot of snarky bickering and disagreement within a family, as well as misplaced advice and judgey energy for a couple. 

Desert Readings are created by Amythyst Raine proprietor of The Tarot Parlour... http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Top 100 Best Seller in Three Categories!


Don't have your copy of my new book yet? The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners is officially out now, so go ahead and get your copy at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

As of this morning, this book is on the top 100 best sellers list in the following three categories:
  • #17 in New Age Reference (Books)
  • #22 in Wicca
  • #46 in Witchcraft Religion & Spirituality

Monday, November 30, 2020

When all is said and done, the decision is yours to make


(The reading starts at time stamp 4:30. There's lots of messing around with sage and unruly crystal balls before that.) It's all about established love, and new love, and learning how to blend your resources... and a wee bit about coming to important decisions on your own.

Friday, November 27, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Time to leave an Amazon review!

Many of you have asked how you can support me beyond buying your own copy of the book. One way you can really make an impact is to write an honest review of the book on Amazon. 

Customer reviews lend credibility to products online. They also help people who are on the fence decide if this book is right for them. Thank you for your help spreading the word about The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners! By leaving a review, you’re helping the book reach the hands of folks who most need it. 

You can order a copy and leave your review via this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Paramours, boundaries, and tempestuous communication


Desert Reading... Will an unexpected paramour pop up in your life? Are your boundaries secure -- are you sure? Will a tempestuous couple finally work it out, or cut it off?

What happens when you dwell on "what-if's"

Animated tarot reading... What happens when you spend too much time dwelling on something that is insignificant to your life right now? Think about it.

Animated Tarot Readings, created by 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ It's Officially Released Today!


It's finally here! Today is a beautiful day—my brand new book, The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners, is officially out in the world for you all to read and enjoy. Thank you again for all of your support. It really means the world to me! I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I loved writing it! This book @ Amazon:

The Essential Guide to Wicca for Beginners includes:
  • Intro to Wicca―Learn everything you need to know about Wicca for beginners, including key beliefs and practices like deities and observances, the four elements and Spirit, and the Wiccan Wheel of the Year.
  • Wiccan history―Explore the roots of Wicca with comprehensive information about how it began and where it originated, the diverse Wiccan traditions, and influential figures in history.
  • A range of spells―Acquaint yourself with Wicca for beginners using straightforward spells and rituals for attraction and affection, healing and harmony, binding and protection, and more.
Purchase your copy at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Launches Tomorrow!

I can't believe it --The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners launches TOMORROW!! I'm so excited to be in the home stretch, and I can't thank you enough for all your support! It's the best feeling to know that you all will have actual copies in your hands and start reading it soon. 

Still need to get your own copy? Pre-order it here (every pre-order counts!): https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Lies, new beginnings, happiness, and obsession


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Today’s Desert Reading: Lies are no way to start a relationship, someone has an adrenalin rush with New Beginnings, happiness is right around the bend — don’t blow it, and someone is obsessed… Relationships: It’s a cruel thing when someone is given the idea with pro-longed contact that what they want so badly might be possible. It’s kinder to make a clean cut and move on, so they have the ability to move on as well.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ There's still time to pre-order!


The countdown continues… only 2 DAYS LEFT before The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners is officially out in the world! It’s been so much fun to share little snippets and sneak peeks with you over the last few weeks. Before you know it, the book will be at your doorstep to really dive into. If you haven’t pre-ordered a copy yet—there’s still time to make an impact with your purchase! It would mean so much to me if you grab a copy before Tuesday. 

The link to pre-order is:  https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Upcoming financial decisions, three's a charm, it's all about Control


Upcoming financial decisions, three's a charm, it's all about Control... finances need logical decisions; don't give up; don't listen to third party info; and when that past person comes falling back into your life -- do you really want to hand over control to them -- again? Really?

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Speak up, git 'er done, move on


Speak up, git er' done, and move on... That's the messages for today's desert reading, regarding, work, confrontations, and relationships. Lots is covered in this reading today with some interesting and insightful perspectives.

Desert Readings

Surprise, surprise... brace yourself


A surprise ending... boy, is it

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ 4 days until the official release!


It is 4 days until The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners is officially released! Those pre-orders are keeping this book very busy popping up on a variety of Top 100 lists, as well as a stint as the Number 1 New Release in new-age reference. It's your pre-orders that are getting Amazon's attention. 

If you have not ordered your copy, please do it today, and if you have, order a copy for a friend: 

Desert Readings ~ Lot's today about breaking unhealthy patterns


I've noticed in these early morning pre-dawn readings that I tend to digress and talk about lots of different things in among the tarot reading.  You'll probably get to know me pretty well if I continue to do these readings in this way. This reading seems to have a lot to say about breaking bad patterns.  My gawds, was I tired this morning, but it was still fun to do. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Six days until it's release!


Have you ordered your copy of The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners yet? Order your copy here: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

With launch day just a few days away, each pre-order makes a HUGE impact on the success of this book. Your purchase really helps to show Amazon that this book matters, and that you support the author. If you haven’t already placed an order, it would mean the world if you pre-ordered before Tuesday! Get your copy using the link in my bio! Thank you so much for your support!

Matters of the heart


An Animated Tarot Reading

created by The Tarot Parlour

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ #1 New Release


The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners is the #1 New Release in New-age reference @ Amazon!! Holy buckets... thank you so much for supporting this book and for Pre-Ordering! Keep doing that at this link... https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Thank you for your support!


It was exciting when the first copy of The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners showed up on my doorstep... now with a full BOX, it's all feeling a little surreal! I can't wait to hear what you all think when you get your own copies of the book. Thank you to everyone who's shown so much support by pre-ordering, doing reviews and endorsements, and generally adding positive energy to the this project in your own special way. If you haven't grabbed your copy yet, there is still time! 

Every pre-order makes a huge difference in the book’s success--you can pre-order at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Desert Reading ~ Pre-dawn coffee and tarot time


Here's another (unedited) pre-dawn reading from Arizona. I am basically taping my early morning coffee/tarot time in the privacy of our softly lit and candlelit bedroom. You'll have to put up with my early morning fuzzy-brain chatter. It is what it is

Monday, November 16, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Sneak peek inside!


Here’s another sneak preview inside my new book, The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners. The best way you can support my book's success is to pre-order your copy now at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Daily Draw ~ 5 of swords

I just updated a page at The Tarot Parlour's website called *Today's Card(s) ~ Daily Draw*. Our card for today is the 5 of swords. This card is usually problematic, but you know what, I liked it's in-your-face contemplation today. I hope you like it too. 

Desert Readings ~ Be careful where you step


These are *My* readings, done for fun, usually in the wee hours of the morning with a first cup of coffee. 
Books by Amythyst Raine: 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Move forward


I'm as surprised as you are that I got this done today.  Here's your animated tarot reading, and really, move forward.

Animated Tarot Readings

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Made the Best Sellers List @ Amazon!


Amazon Top 100 Best Sellers! The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners has made the best seller list at Amazon! Thank you to everyone who has Pre-ordered this book. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, follow this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Tomorrow is the Give-a-Way!


Miss Marbles is excited about the book give-a-way. The drawing and winner announcement are tomorrow! Only one book will be given away, so if you haven't purchased your copy, you can do so at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

If you haven't entered the book-give-away, you can do so at this link: 

Dismiss distractions


Really.  You'll be surprised at how uncomplicated life will become and the avenues it will take.

Animated Tarot Readings

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sink or swim


Sink or swim... here's your animated tarot reading for today.

Animated Tarot Readings

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ BOOK Give-a-Way!


Book Give-a-Way!! 

I’m so excited about my new book, The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners, going on sale in a few weeks, and to share that excitement with you I'm giving away an advanced copy before it's available to the public! 

To enter this give-a-way, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/amythystraine/posts/10225472636228719

The give-a-way ends Friday, November 13, at 12:00 noon Mountain Time.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

There goes the apple cart


Dang that ole' apple cart, and who spilled it this time? Here's your animated reading for today. 

Animated Readings

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ It's available in Kindle!


Available @ Amazon https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Kindle Announcement: I'm excited to announce that the Kindle edition of The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners is on sale today! I’m thrilled that people will finally be able to start reading this book, and I can't wait to hear what you think. 

Leaving a review is one of the BEST ways you can support my book and help others decide if The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners is what they’re looking for. If you’ve purchased the ebook and have started reading, please write an honest review. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Work on it


Work on it... (really)  Here's your animated tarot reading for today. And I designed a cover for "Animated Readings" this morning. Yay, creativity. :)  

Animated Tarot Readings

Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ What was the most challenging chapter to write?


Pre-order your copy here: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

It was a real challenge to develop Chapter 10: Spells for Binding and Protection for my new book The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners, but it was also a ton of fun to push my own limits and really get creative. I think you'll really love this book because for those unfamiliar with Wicca, it will bring a new understanding and a starting point for spiritual growth; and for the seasoned practitioner there will be a slew of useful spells and rituals. 

Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? Pre-orders really help raise the visibility of my book on Amazon, so please grab your copy now (via the link above) and help me get to the top of the charts!

Friday, November 6, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ My favorite part of the book!


Personally, my favorite part of my new book is Chapter 3, Discovering Your Wiccan Power, because this chapter introduces the new Wiccan to those things that will make up their spiritual practice: 

  • learning how to set intentions

  • how to ground and center yourself 

  • how to cast and close a circle 

  • the kinds of tools that you'll be using 

  • how to set up an altar. 

  • as well as the importance of your own Book of Shadows and how to get started

 I'm curious what your favorite part will be! 

You can find out by pre-ordering this book at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Get on the same page


Get on the same page... here you go, didn't think I'd get this animated reading done today. 

(Animated Tarot Readings, created by The Tarot Parlour)

Thursday, November 5, 2020



Evolve... growth can be a painful process, 
but the final results may be worth it.

My Author Copies Have Arrived!


Look what came in the mail -- my author copies! What is the first thing you're going to do with my new book once it arrives in your hands? 

If you haven't already, be sure to pre-order your copy at this link: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Be patient


It's coming, it just isn't taking a direct route... 

Animated Tarot Readings

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Solitary Practice or Coven?


One of the most challenging aspects of your Wiccan practice and an important choice you'll make is the decision to either remain a solitary practitioner, or to join a coven. As a solitary Wiccan you will have the freedom to build a spiritual path that is uniquely personal; as a coven member, you'll be expected to meet coven rules, obligations, and milestones within a specific time frame. That’s why I included this helpful tip in chapter four of my new book, The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners. There are tons more tips and tricks like this all throughout The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners. 

If you find this helpful, take a moment to pre-order your copy on Amazon at this link: 

Let me know if there are any other tips you’d like me to share!

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Miss Marbles loves it!


Miss Marbles can't put down her copy of my new book. 

Pre-Order your copy here: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

This has been an exciting week for me: I finally announced that my new book The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners is available for pre-order! Soon I’ll start sharing sneak previews of what you’ll find in the book. I can’t wait to hear what you think! It would mean so much if you would show your support by pre-ordering a copy.

Going Round and Round


Here's your animated tarot reading for today... 

Going round and round (maybe it's time to stop?)

Animated Tarot Reading

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners ~ Founding Fathers and Spiritual Icons


My favorite part of writing my new book was the bio's for some of the founding patrons of the pagan movement from the 1960s and 70s, because the nostalgia for that era was exciting, and it made me realize how far we've come. It was also a heartwarming segment to write because I've personally spoken to a couple of these founding pagans and spiritual icons: Z Budapest and Raymond Buckland. I know you’re going to love it. 

Pre-order your copy here: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Your Personal Demons... Animated Tarot Reading


I didn't think I'd get this done today, but here you go...

Animated Tarot Readings
created by The Tarot Parlour

Essential Guide to Wicca for Beginners ~ Proof Copy Arrived!


Pre-order your copy: https://amzn.to/2FIOU1f

Did you hear? I wrote a book and the first copy from my publisher is finally in my hands! In case you missed the big announcement, the book is called... The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners. 

"Wicca represents a life time of learning, experimenting, reading, and practicing, leading to amazing magical milestones." You can begin your journey on this spiritual path with this book.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Someone is haunted by their past...


I can feel you.

Animated Tarot Readings
created by The Tarot Parlour

BOOK LAUNCH! The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners


BOOK LAUNCH!... You Can Now Pre-Order Your Copy 


After a LOT of hard work behind the scenes for the past several months, I'm so excited to finally announce that I have a new book coming out, The Essential Guide to WICCA for Beginners -- "Learn about the key beliefs and practices of Wiccan life... Explore the roots of Wicca with comprehensive information about how it began and where it originated... Discover straightforward spells and rituals"

I would love you to support my book. Stay tuned for sneak peeks in the coming weeks! I’m so excited!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Embrace It


Animated Tarot Readings

My Secret Revealed

I’ve been hard at work on a special project recently and I’m finally able to tell you what it is!... I’ve been writing a book, and I’m so excited to be able to share more details with you soon (including links to pre-order your copy). Be sure to keep an eye out for my Official Announcement and Cover Reveal this coming Tuesday!