Rune Readings

Starting in January, I will be doing rune readings at Journeys of Life in Shadyside – you can call 412.681.8755 or email  to schedule a reading. I will also be doing a forum discussion on runes at the store on January 13 – more details coming soon!

Open Palm

The Horse by Amoret BriarRose I approach her slowly, bit of apple in my hand, hoping to coax her? Befriend her? I’m not sure either is truly possible. I know in my heart: she is a wild thing though the path near the fence is deep and worn and her warm breath fogs the air…

A Bridge is no Country

The Risk by Amoret BriarRose They say that a bridge is no country and thus I wonder, when I reach out, extend toward another, do I then lose sovereignty to gain connection, risk self to touch other… or do we blend together, boundaries wavering as watercolors, soaking up the pigment of what we become together?

The Dark Mother

I am ready to meet the autumn, picked for a twilight brew ready to know the tastes so bitter on Her tongue. Not all mothers birth.

A Spine For All Seasons

Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be. ~Clementine Padford A Spine For All Seasons by Amoret BriarRose And if your spine was a sword, what then? Could it bear the weight of all seasons, cutting when necessary blessing when necessary knowing hearts are both stones and feathers?

Rise

We Are the Ones by Amoret BriarRose Don’t despair! We are indeed made for these times, born for this dying empire breathing tired air and drinking troubled waters, rising from so many fires, exactly what is needed. Image: Need and Joy by Amoret

The Giving Me

My first response to the image A Gift for a Gift is a flashback to the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I have always had huge issues with book’s message, depicting a relationship between a tree and a boy wherein the tree gives the boy everything, all that it has down to its…

The Emperor Speaks

Endurance. I have been here always, and I will always be. I am the axis of support, the matrix underneath growth. I am wise and impersonal. My kingdom is the forest, and I stand tall among the wild trees. I am relentless support. The Empress nurtures, The Empress gives, and I give shape and form…

Let the Wind push you along…

These Waterhouse Oracle cards created by Tarot by Seven are absolutely lovely. I had been looking for a deck that I could use in a purely intuitive way, and these cards deliver.