October 24, 2005
Our Halloween traditions have their roots in the Celtic holiday of Samhain. The ancient Celts divided their year into Dark and Light seasons. Beltane on May 1st began the cycle of Light – Spring, Summer, and the planting season, while Samhain on November 1st began the cycle of Dark – Autumn, Winter and the harvest. Samhain was considered to be the beginning of the New Year and during this festival, according to Irish folklore, the barriers between the world of the living and the world of the non-living faded and both worlds were allowed to mingle. A feast was set up to feed and honor the dead, old hearth fires were extinguished and new ones were lit to celebrate the New Year. Our present Halloween celebrations of bonfires and trick-or-treating come from these ancient traditions.
Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I am of Celtic ancestry, born on Halloween Eve (to which I attributed my pumpkin-colored hair!) so I have always felt the energy of the season in my blood. For me Halloween was a time of wild winds and crisp New England weather, where all barriers were dropped and anything was possible. As a child on that night, I felt the energy of the spirits of the world join with me to celebrate their freedom and take me with them on their journey. That and chocolate, too!! What could be better!?!
So enjoy the wild celebration of Samhain and re-energize yourself for the New Year!
October 12, 2005
We all have choices in our lives. Sometimes the choice is easy to make, with clear-cut parameters and obvious consequences. But sometimes our choices are not so easy to see. In fact, sometimes we can’t see the options or possibilities that are right in front of our faces. Why? Because in order to see these choices we have to be able to step outside of our own established behavior patterns. That is where I come in.
Readings are more than just finding answers to simple questions or peeking around the corner to seek what the future may bring. Most of the time readings are about change and the choices one needs to make in order for these changes to progress. And most of the time these changes refer to alterations that a person needs to make in their own behavior patterns in order to overcome their stagnation and begin to move forward again.
This is a very difficult issue to deal with because in order to change your life, often times you need to change your behavior. All of the predictions for new beginnings and new opportunities won’t stand a chance of occurring if you don’t look inside yourself first. So when a reading advises you to stop looking backwards, or to turn your energies to a more positive frame of mind in order to open new pathways, this needs to be done. Ultimately we are the only ones who can change our lives and consequently our futures. If we choose to cling stubbornly to old patterns that no longer serve our best interests, then how can we expect change?
Readings and psychic abilities can only show us a path through the woods; the ability to change our lives lies in our own hands. The choice is up to us.
October 06, 2005
Tarot Reading FAQ's
I am often asked questions about what happens when someone orders a Tarot reading. In response to these questions, I have just added a Tarot Reading FAQ’s to my Articles page where I have answered three of the most often asked questions.
If anyone has any additional questions, just email me or post them to my Blog. Thanks for your interest!