Urim and Thummim

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What is the Urim and Thummim?  Theologians and Intellectuals both have no idea.  Yet it continues to be a major thing when it comes to history.   In Hebrew the term Urim means ‘light’ and Thummim means ‘perfection’.  To most this means nothing, but to me it makes a lot of sense.  Here is yet another central and very important item in religion where the meaning has been conveniently lost.  The so called great authorities on Judaic and Christian religions have had no clue what the Urim and Thummim really were.  The Urim and Thummim is still around.  Hiding in plain sight.  

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How to Create Your Own Tarot or Oracle Deck for Personal Use

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My local ogham-like oracle system :) My local ogham-like oracle system 🙂

Ever since I self-published the Tarot of Trees, I get a fairly regular stream of people who are interested in creating their own oracle decks and want to know how to do it. So in today’s post, I’ll share the process of developing a variety of different oracles. Some were published oracles, like  The Tarot of Trees and my forthcoming Plant Spirit Oracle, while others were private oracles just for me, such as the Ancestor Oracle and my ongoing East Coast Ogham project and tree spirit project. Through these projects, I detail the process for how you might create your own. We’ll talk about the act of creation itself, as well as options for if you want to get it out into the world (self publish, print on demand, etc).

In today’s post, I’m going to focus on oracle decks that you…

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7 Things To Do When A Spread Isn’t Working For You — This Crooked Crown

Ever see a spread on pinterest or tumblr and think “I wanna try that?” and yet it’s stupidly hard to get into? Like reading a book or a watching a movie that is dragging slowly. You want to finish it but it’s just not happening. Let’s be honest: sometimes you’re distracted and that’s why nothing’s […]

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Third New Moon of Winter

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Greetings and welcome Dreamers, Artists, Healers, Singers, Soul and Moon Lovers! We are now entering our last and final moon cycle of Winter, which includes a partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday February 15, 2018 @ at 27º Aquarius(traditionally the Pisces New Moon). For the newbies here, see the link at the very bottom for instructions of how to work with this lunar work-study.

If our dreaming and visions can find some harmony with our practical mundane life, we may find some agreeable unity during transitional times. Transitions always involved a relationship between the self and our soul, between others and our desires, between our nature and the earth’s nature. It is here we step a little closer to our authentic self or further away into worry or any name for fear. Practices make us aware, so we can regain our balance during times…

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~ An Esu Moon and Season ~

By Iya Olusoga – Bisi Ade – Astrorisa Moon Forecaster

HAPPY SUPER FULL MOON & MERCURY RETROGRADE SEASON
 
December starts with a BANG!! We’re going to experience a Super Full Moon in Gemini and Mercury retrograde at the same time. The number 11 will play a significant role during these planetary changes. Time to align with wisdom and clarity; chose your path wisely.
 
    

Third New Moon of Autumn

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 By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Hello Dreamers, our next moon cycle begins on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 @ 26 degrees Scorpio. This moon brings us fire to dry out after last month’s long watery journey. As the season slows down more and more, we enter our third and final moon of the 3 moons of Autumn and its the dark moon phase of the three. A Sagittarian cycle, even though by degree, its at 26 Scorpio. The reason is because the 13 “moons” of the seasonal lunar year, does not fit into the 12 “month” astrological and “sun” calendar year. This gets out of balance every so often, but that doesn’t mean we have to.

Marzanna 2017.pngI hope all of you are doing well after last month,  because everyone I spoke with said it was challenging or very challenging cycle. Many had dreams of their past childhood, their own inner…

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LUNAR ECLIPSE IN AQUARIUS, 7TH AUGUST AT 15 DEGREES, 18.10 UT.

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An Eclipse opens a portal, releasing waves of energy that is available to us all, giving us a rare opportunity to get in touch with and listen to the inner voice of our intuition, our inner knowing, and wisdom, our inner compass.

It is the beginning of an Eclipse cycle that is ushering us into a new and transformative life-changing phase at immense speed, taking us to our next evolutionary level.

The pressure may feel quite intense, as this Lunar Eclipse marks the grand finale of three Jupiter-Pluto tense squares that have been shaking up everything from the personal to the political since November 2016. Pushing us to step up to our personal power and inner greatness.

The focal point of this Lunar Eclipse is the rare “Finger of God” constellation. A finger of God shows a special life transforming mission.

We are presently in the midst of a karmic mission on…

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Second Full Moon of Summer 2017

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Artist Charles Vess

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers and Moon Souls, we now enter our Second Full Moon of Summer, the release intention. We are hitting the peak of summer with this full moon, and she sits at 14 degrees Aquarius beginning on Monday, August 7, 2017. It conjuncts the south node and sits opposite the Sun, Mars and the North Node. Direction and Will Power are the deliberate magical qualities of this second half of the second moon cycle.

My wisdom says… Make up your mind and make your decisions “now” and let things crumble and fall where they may in order to live your truth. This is an Aquarian Full Moon and its all about the Truth or Chaos. Because its another Mars/Moon connection, the forth one in a row, along with the 5th one at the next new moon, along side the 100 year Eclipse, this is a…

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The Holly Tree {Celtic Astrology ~ July 8th ~ August 4th}

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The Fire Festival Of Lammas

Celtic Symbol: The Unicorn And The Flaming Spear

Zodiac Degrees: 15º00` Cancer – 11º59` Leo

Ruling Planet: Earth – Abred; Sabbat: Lughnasa, Celtic festival of the Sun God Lugh, Lammas; Color: Red; Element: Fire

Ancient Gods Associated With Earth: Greek – Gaia, Ceres, Persephone; Celtic – Danu, Lugh, Tannus, Thor

Symbolism: The Sword of Truth, Unconditional love, sacrifice, reincarnation, noble, high ideals, academic, confident, leader

Gemstone: Ruby, Bloodstone, Red Carnelian; Powers: Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magick

Flower: Meadowsweet; Birds: Cardinal, Starling

Folk Names: Aquifolius, Bat’s Wings, Christ’s Thorn, Holy Tree, Holm Chaste, Hulm, Hulver Bush

In Celtic mythology, the holly, or kern-oak, is the evergreen twin of the oak tree. In the Druidic lunar calendar, the sacred oak ruled the waxing (light) part of the year and the evergreen holly ruled the waning (dark) part.

People born under this sign, unlike the oak characters, are less inclined to take risks…

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Oak Tree ~ June 10th-July 17th ~ Celtic Astrology

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Summer Solstice ( Alban Hefin )

Celtic Symbol: The White Horse or The Golden Wheel

Zodiac Degrees: 18º00` Gemini – 14º59` Cancer

Ruling Planet: Jupiter – Jovyn; Mars; Element: Water; Metal: Gold; Color: Gold

Ancient Gods Associated With Jupiter: Greek – Zeus; Celtic – Dagda; The Green Man, Janus, Diana, Cybele, Hecate, Pan

Symbolism: Sovereignty, rulership, power, Strength & Endurance, Generosity & Protection, Justice & Nobility, Honesty & Bravery

Stone: Diamond, Aventurine

Flower: Coltsfoot

Song Birds: Oriole, Wren

Folk Names: Jove’s Nuts, Juglans

The Druidic religion was reputedly based on the oak-cult mythology and all ancient thunder-gods were associated with the oak tree. There is evidence to suggest, however, that the oak-cult was imported into Britain from the Baltic regions during the Bronze Age; and although it became the principal sacred tree of the Druids, the rowan, willow, elder, and alder cults were already established. As Druidism evolved, the significance of the…

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