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Monday, February 28, 2022

Are these messages for you?

 



  • What Goes Around Comes Around ~ you get a second chance


Ironically, this is the same message that I got in a written reading today. Someone is going to get a second chance connecting with someone, and you never thought this was going to happen. People don't often get second chances at relationships, this is very rare. Don't blow it this time.






  • Do Us All a Favour ~ take the high ground


You have a choice coming up, a great big in-your-face decision to make. Be sure the left hand knows what the right is doing... just saying.




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The Spirits Speak ~ Moving on, gently

 
(6/swords; King/cups -- reversed; The Magician -- reversed; The Tower -- reversed)

Someone is throwing in the towel, just abruptly moving on.  They may not be aware, or don't care, how surprising and disruptive this decision will be to a partner, family, or friends around them.  

So, does this mean that they should stay in a relationship or situation that makes them unhappy if they're leaving makes someone else unhappy?  Of course not, but there are correct and gentle ways to implement a change this big without pulling the rug from underneath anyone.  

The correct process of moving on may include some difficult conversations; facing an individual or situation head-on, instead of beating around the bush with insinuations; working to manifest change by making plans; thinking through things carefully, and taking your time to do so, realizing that not everything needs to happen overnight; getting second opinions from someone in a position to give them; and finally, soul searching and realizing that once you move on, there will be no going back, and how do you feel about that... really?

If you are the one moving on, do so kindly and gently.  If you are the one being left behind, do so graciously and with dignity.



Sunday, February 27, 2022

The Spirits Speak ~ It's all about balance

 

  • (8/pentacles; Queen/pentacles -- reversed); Temperance)

You are so focused, working so hard on something... a job, a situation, a project, a relationship, a wish, a dream.  And your focus is so tunnelled that you don't realize you are neglecting something in your life that needs your attention, something that is fundamentally necessary for your happiness and your sense of fulfilment.  Spirit is telling you to step back and seek balance, balance in all areas of your life, balance within all the energies that make up you, balance in the directions of your focus and attention.  When you discover that balance and learn to maintain it, life will come into focus.  Your true path will become clear.




Saturday, February 26, 2022

Mid-Life Crisis ~ the signs and symptoms

 
What is this great transition?  Life is a series of transitions, if you really think about it:  from single to married; from student to employee; from physically active to more sedentary; from employed to retired; from married to divorced, from parent to grandparent; and finally, somewhere along the way... from middle-aged to elderly.

Mid-life crisis is the stuff of movies and novels and talk show circumspection.  It is stereotypically a tumultuous time of great change, rash decisions, and personal psychological angst.  And not only is the victim of this phenomena affected, but often the people around them catch the fallout.

So, how do you know if the unease and discontent you are feeling is a mid-life crisis?  Below are some tips to help you figure that out, and to read this article, a nice long juicy article, in its entirety, be sure to follow the link below.  You'll find a great deal of advice on how to handle a mid-life crisis if you should find yourself in the trenches.

https://lonerwolf.com/midlife-crisis/



  • What is a Midlife Crisis?

A midlife crisis is a period of life, usually occurring between the ages of 45 to 65, in which a person feels fundamentally dissatisfied with their life and goes in search of more meaning and happiness. Coined by psychologist Elliot Jacque in the 1960s, the midlife crisis is fairly common, particularly in the western world.



  • 12 Signs and Symptoms of the Midlife Crisis


Fears of mortality – As your body begins to show signs of wear and tear, you realize that you ain’t a ‘spring chicken’ any longer. When you were a 20-something you were able to pretend that life was endless, but now you can’t. This increasing realization may trigger the next symptom:

Asking deep questions about your life – You begin to ask questions that you perhaps avoided when you were younger such as, “What is the meaning of life?” “Is there life after death?” “What is my destiny or soul purpose?” “Is there more to life than just making money and running a family?”

Feeling stuck and stagnant – You feel almost a sense of claustrophobia or being “shut in a box” that is hard to logically understand. Your ego has become overly solidified, hardened, stuck in its ways, and stranded in routines.

You long for adventure – You want to break free, do something new, or be something new – anything to avoid that dreaded feeling of being static.

Feeling depressed and anxious – You struggle to feel the motivation to do anything. Apathy fills you. Identifying what exactly is “wrong” with you or life becomes a preoccupation of yours. You don’t know what will bring you that sense of joy or being fulfilled anymore.

Sense of disillusionment – As you reflect back on your life so far, you realize that nothing you’ve done has ultimately brought you the long-lasting peace, happiness, or fulfillment you’ve been searching for.

You don’t know what your purpose is – What is your destiny in this life? Why are you here on earth? What’s the point? These are the types of questions that enter your mind.

Time feels more precious – As you edge closer to your later years, you start to see time differently. You might feel remorse looking back on pursuits that now feel hollow. You’ll want to start spending your time doing activities and spending time with people that feel valuable.

You’ll rethink your relationships – As time becomes more precious, you’ll think carefully about your close relationships. Do they bring you joy? Is there still a spark of love there? Do the significant others in your life fulfill your mental, emotional, or spiritual needs?

You feel the impulse to do something, anything! – With the fears of wasting your life knowing that it’s now “half over,” you want to do something to get yourself out of that rut, out of the uncomfortable feelings you’re having. Perhaps you decide to purchase an expensive car, sell your house, or move to another country. Some of that stuckness might disappear, but a deeper craving still remains.

Psychosomatic illness emerges – With all the stress you’re experiencing due to undergoing a crisis, you might experience strange illnesses that have no clear biological cause, but are instead triggered by your mental state. Examples of these psychosomatic illnesses include chronic fatigue, chronic pain, insomnia, headaches and migraines, and gastrointestinal issues.

Your values start to shift or become more dominant – If you spent most of your life pursuing success, financial stability, or status, you’ll find these values dissolving as you reflect on how they never brought you what you truly wanted. If you value family, love, connection, and authentic living, these values will become more dominant, particularly if you never got a chance to fully immerse yourself in them.
 

  • Midlife Crisis For a Man vs. Midlife Crisis For a Woman


Midlife crisis for men often manifests in the following ways:

1. Loss of sex drive (sometimes the opposite)

2. Toxic comparison with other men regarding status, success, happiness

3. Increase in impulsive decision making due to feeling trapped

4. Feelings of numbness


Midlife crisis for women often manifests in the following ways:

1. Becoming overly preoccupied with one’s looks or totally giving up and not caring

2. Feelings of increased anxiety

3. Inner emptiness (often due to kids leaving)

4. Identity crisis or “who am I now?”



Thursday, February 17, 2022

Is it really your responsibility ~ or not

 



New responsibilities may be weighing on you right now and you'll really need to think deeply about whether these responsibilities are truly yours... or not. There are ways out of this situation, listen to the reading for more insight. 

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KINDLE Book Sale!

 
KINDLE Book Sale...

You will be able to purchase the kindle edition of "Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way" for .99 cents for a limited time.

This sale will run:

  • 8am Monday, February 21 to 8am Wednesday, February 23.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Creepy Tuesday: Skin-walkers ~ the myth & mystery

 



In Navajo culture, a skin-walker (Navajo: yee naaldlooshii) is a type of harmful witch who has the ability to turn into, possess, or disguise themselves as an animal. The term is never used for healers.



  • Background

In the Navajo language, yee naaldlooshii translates to "by means of it, it goes on all fours".

While perhaps the most common variety seen in horror fiction by non-Navajo people, the yee naaldlooshii is one of several varieties of skin-walkers in Navajo culture; specifically, they are a type of 'ánti'įhnii.


Navajo witches, including skin-walkers, represent the antithesis of Navajo cultural values. While community healers and cultural workers are known as medicine men and women, or by other positive nurturing terms in the local indigenous language, witches are seen as evil, performing twisted ceremonies and manipulating magic in a perversion of the good works medicine people traditionally perform. In order to practice their good works, traditional healers learn about both good and evil magic. Most can handle the responsibility, but some people can become corrupt and choose to become witches.

The legend of the skin-walkers is not well understood outside of Navajo culture, mostly due to reluctance to discuss the subject with outsiders. Traditional Navajo people are reluctant to reveal skin-walker lore to non-Navajos, or to discuss it at all among those they do not trust. 

Adrienne Keene, Cherokee Nation activist and founder of the blog Native Appropriations, has written, "What happens when Rowling pulls this in, is we as Native people are now opened up to a barrage of questions about these beliefs and traditions...but these are not things that need or should be discussed by outsiders. At all. I'm sorry if that seems 'unfair', but that's how our cultures survive."

  • *My Opinion

Although I can certainly understand the tribal reluctance to communicate the intricacies of their belief with people outside their tribe, the fact is that skin-walkers are considered dangerous, and in theory anyone could fall prey to them, even someone outside the native culture.  In my opinion, demons and other evil entities don't abide by our man-made boundaries, either physical or cultural.  Everyone should be aware of the dangers out there (spiritual, as well as physical) in order to better protect themselves.

  • The Legend

Animals associated with witchcraft usually include tricksters such as the coyote; however, it may include other creatures, usually those associated with death or bad omens. They might also possess living animals or people and walk around in their bodies. Skin-walkers may be male or female.

Skin-walker stories told among Navajo children may be complete life and death struggles that end in either skin-walker or Navajo killing the other, or partial encounter stories that end in a stalemate. Encounter stories may be composed as Navajo victory stories, with the skin-walkers approaching a hogan and being scared away.

Non-Native interpretations of skin-walker stories typically take the form of partial encounter stories on the road, where the protagonist is temporarily vulnerable, but then escapes from the skin-walker in a way not traditionally seen in Navajo stories. Sometimes Navajo children take European folk stories and substitute skin-walkers for generic killers like The Hook.


  • Skin-walker Ranch

The rest of America got its first real taste of the Navajo legend in 1996 when The Deseret News published an article titled “Frequent Fliers?”. The story chronicled a Utah family’s traumatizing experience with the supposed creature that included cattle mutilations and disappearances, UFO sightings, and the appearance of crop circles.

But the family’s most distressing encounter occurred one night just 18 months after moving onto the ranch. Terry Sherman, the father of the family, was walking his dogs around the ranch late at night when he encountered a wolf. But this was no ordinary wolf. It was perhaps three times bigger than a normal one, had glowing red eyes, and stood unfazed by three close-range shots Sherman blasted into its hide.

Terry and Gwen Sherman sold the so-called Skin-walker Ranch in 1996 — after only having owned it for 18 months. It’s been used as a research hub for the paranormal ever since.



  • 14 Creepy Facts About Skin-walkers

1. A skin-walker is a person with the ability to transform into any different type of animal at will.

2. They are most frequently seen as coyotes, wolves, foxes, eagles, owls or crows.

3. Some can also “steal” the faces of different people, and could appear as someone you know.

4. If you accidentally lock eyes with a skin-walker, they can “absorb” themselves into your body and take control of your actions.

5. Rare skin-walkers can also have the ability to enchant the powder of corpses and use the substance as a poison dust on victims.

6. The legend of the skin-walkers originates from the Navajo, a south-western Native American tribe.

7. In the Navajo language, the word “skin-walker” is yee naagloshii and translates to “he who walks on all fours.”

8. Skin-walkers have only entered the public discourse relatively recently compared to other phenomenon. In 1996, a team of scientists ventured to a Utah ranch to investigate a series of bizarre phenomenon.

9. If their other powers weren’t enough, Skin-walkers are also said to be able to run incredibly long distances — some say over 200 miles in one evening.

10. Skin-walkers have a tendency to hang around graveyards, and can dig up graves at an impossibly fast speed.

13. With all of their advantages, it is said that you can kill a skin-walker if you call them by their true (human) name.

14. Skin-walkers are most commonly encountered near native reservations, though they have been seen all over the United States (Skinwalker ranch in Utah is the most famous. Some people believe the “Rake” which is commonly encountered in the northeast is similar to a skin-walker.



  • A family's Personal Experience

Me and my family believe we are being stalked, hunted, haunted, teased by one or more skin walkers. This has been going on for years on and off. We live on a farm and these entities are making more frequent appearances than ever as of late.

My kids are scared as they've seen it several times as well as myself and my husband. We've even believed there to be one indoors from time to time. The glimpses I've seen at first glance appear to be a naked human and it moves with extreme speed, faster than I'm able to keep an eye on. It peeks around corners of the outside of the house at my kids, makes human and animal cries at night. It's terrifying. We've found doors unlocked and left open at night and when we investigate we catch a glimpse of it. Garage doors too-garage doors that no one ever opens mind you. There's no explanation for it.

Living on a farm we are used to the sounds of coyotes howling, barking and different animals of prey screaming when attacked. The screams of what we're hearing lately are not the same sounds of coyote attacks… these are screams that sound human and blood curdling cries. I've never heard anything like it before.

I don't know if there is something that can be done to keep them at bay… I believe many of these evil entities come in and out of our dimension but I'd love to keep them out if it's possible.


Skin-walker Ranch Paranormal Investigation in Real Life




COAST TO COAST AM -March 29 2020 - Skinwalker Ranch Secrets




Skin-walker Lore Explained





5 Allegedly True SCARY Skin-walker Encounter Stories | Cryptid Horror Stories (MrCreepyPasta)

  • *MY OPINION
I love this YouTube channel, this man reads allegedly true stories with an amazing radio voice.  I loved reading stories to my kids when they were little, and in turn, I've discovered that I love being read to as well.  It's true, by the way, what he says about the Navajo police, they will come out to investigate skin-walker sightings, or anything else paranormal that is making someone feel frightened or unsafe. 

Getting Where You Need to Be ~ it's a process

 
Hello to all my Special People! Today's reading shows us that life and the desired outcomes we have for it can be quite a process. From the Hanged Man (the pause button) and the stall you may be in; to the Queen of Swords and the verbal confrontation you may have to navigate through; to the individual who will always want more from you. We'll be drawing several cards to clarify the situation, to seek the solutions, and to look ahead to the possible outcome. 




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Monday, February 14, 2022

Karmic Cycles & Self-Evolvement

 
Do you find yourself repeating patterns of behaviour from relationship to relationship, job to job, or in some other situation unique to you? You may be repeating Karmic cycles because you are not learning the lesson Spirit is trying to teach you. Think about your life, your decisions, and the outcomes that you experience. Learn to identify negative patterns of behaviour and the repercussions that accompany them. Close out these cycles and experience self-evolvement.



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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Website Facelifts & Renovations


The Witch's Corner:
https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/
Every Cat Has a Tale:
https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/

My kind of fun... I've spent the last few days nose to computer screen giving my website, The Witch's Corner, and my blog, Every Cat Has a Tale, complete face lifts and a total edit of the home pages and the right side bars... and let me say this, if you don't view these websites in the "view web version" mode (NOT view desktop site), you won't be able to see anything. Personally, I hate viewing websites on my phone, you don't get to see the artsy pretty side of it, and you don't see the sidebars and all the cool stuff people put there. 

That's why I included this paragraph somewhere on my websites: I don't know how your phones and devices work, but the videos and the links work better when I scroll to the bottom of my phone and click on View Web Version. If you don't, you're going to miss out on all sorts of cool stuff that is included in the right sidebar... and it's prettier.

I'm still tweaking little things here and there on these websites, and I probably will be for a while, that's usually how it goes. I love the art, the colors, the design, and the images found on the internet, it's my fixation. I hope you enjoy them as well.




Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Business & Love ~ terrific opportunities for both

 



Welcome to my new YouTube Channel:


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Monday, February 7, 2022

Whimsical Tarot ~ Sometimes the word IS mightier than the sword

 



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Sunday, February 6, 2022

YouTubers ~ Protect Your "Unlisted" Videos from Pirating

 
I googled myself yesterday, not out of vanity or ego, but because there are people and websites out there who will exploit your work -- like offering "free" downloads of your books, which are not really free, they've been stolen.

Well, yesterday I was in for quite a surprise.  

At my YouTube channel there are a few videos that are "unlisted".  This is because 1) they are private tarot readings for clients; 2) they are videos created for my Paying Patrons only, which can only be seen at my website; 3) they are no longer relevant, or I just no longer want them to be public.

So, when I googled myself, I was extremely surprised to see a Patron's video pop up for all the world to view, for free, and obviously against my wishes, since I uploaded it as an unlisted video.

The website is called Unlisted Videos.  Anyone can submit anyone's unlisted videos at this website in complete anonymity, since no registration is required.  Unlisted Videos claims that if a YouTube creator is uploading a video they intend to keep unlisted, and they include this phrase in their video description (BLOCK UNLISTEDVIDEOS.COM), the video will be denied submission to their website.

I tried it.  And it worked.  They removed my video from their website.

This is just one more privcy issue out there, so be aware.


PS ~ And who is the sneak who wanted to view one of my unlisted videos?




I just started a second YouTube channel and I'm still maintaining and will be posting to my original channel.  I have over 500 videos uploaded to YouTube, and the majority of them are public and free to view.  Enjoy!



new channel




original channel




Friday, February 4, 2022

Tarot Journaling ~ Unlock Your Creativity

 
There's many creative and personalized ways to keep a tarot journal. This is my creation for the day. I'll bet someone reading this can connect. It's part of the wonderful and mystifying universal nature of tarot.


Thursday, February 3, 2022

Tailoring Readings to Suit Your Needs

 

  • What are you looking for in a tarot reading? 
  • What makes a reading "click" for you? 
  • Do you prefer long in-depth readings, or short and to-the-point readings? 

I would really love to hear from you so that I can improve your tarot experience and tailor my readings to meet your needs. You can respond here, or email me for more private correspondence at: witch_of_endore@yahoo.com