Getting Witchy With It: Communicating with the Living and the Dead

With all of the cultural and spirit-driven holidays occurring this weekend ranging from the playful to the ritual, it might be meaningful for you to take some time this weekend and think about what you’ve learned and continue to learn from lost loved ones and express gratitude. Whether  or not you celebrate any of the holidays — Halloween, Samhain, All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints Day or Day of the Dead — this weekend is a great half-way point for reflection and meditation on the cycle of life and death. The take-away will inspire you for months to come. I promise you this.

Ask the tough questions: What old way of being needs to die? Where is your weak spot? What habit needs to be broken? What karmic family pattern need to be released? Even though the pattern is not serving you anymore, what have you learned from it?

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Tarot deck used: Morgan Greer tarot

Ask lost loved ones to help you answer the tough questions and see if you get a response. Meditation is a powerful tool.

Write down the messages you receive on a piece of paper and burn it to symbolically release the old way of being.

Halloween also acts as a social kick-off to a holiday season that will last until the end of this year. As the days get shorter, darker and colder and we prepare for the winter months physically, mentally, and emotionally many of us retreat indoors to be with our community. Keep yourself warm and snug by making meals, talk about favorite family meals from childhood, tell stories from the past, look at old photographs and simply remember days gone by.

November is a strong month for remembering the dead but also communicating with the living. How you communicate will be important at social and family functions.

A tarot card that keeps coming up for many people for the month of November is the Queen of Swords. People who are represented by the Queen of Swords are clear communicators, they think things through, use a direct and strategic approach with their communication and have clear boundaries. Boundaries are so important when it comes to celebrations and social functions. What kind of boundaries do you uphold for yourself at this time?  Remember that it is ok to set time limits around how long you stay at social functions. You can also choose who you interact with and for how long. If there are some social niceties that need to take place, be cordial and stick with the facts during communication and skip the stories that create drama.

Your work? Strive to laugh more and bitch less. Rise above it.

For the month of November, I will be doing tarot readings that tackle tough communication questions with family, friends and coworkers. If you want to learn more about navigating tricky social functions or family/work drama seek me out.

Monday from 6 to 9 at Night Light Lounge

Tuesday from 6 to 9 at Corkscrew Wine Bar

Thursday from 6 to 9 at What’s Upstairs


Tarot deck used: Cosmic Tarot

Thursday, October 23rd promises to pack a punch with a solar eclipse and an extra powerful (and emotionally charged) new moon you can use to go deeper in order to explore your relationship with yourself and others; you have the potential to emerge from this experience feeling cleansed, purified and ready to initiate something powerful. Are you ready to communicate your truth to the world? Are you ready to sing your song? You are now in a place where you can make an innovative mark on the world. So, be bold and be brilliant because whatever you set in motion with this new moon has the potential to stay with you for a long time.

In order to move forward from a position of strength you will have to get in touch with what is holding you back. You are going to have to expose some hidden truths. Creative and emotional energy come from the same source. You cannot be fully present living your dream if you are stuck somewhere in the past putting a lot of emotional energy into situations that did not go your way. Sometimes the emotional work that is required of you involves a mirror. When you look at your reflection, what do you see? Are you someone who uses your emotional and mental power in a meaningful and constructive way or is your energy wasted exploring old wounds that are never allowed to heal because you keep picking at the scab? How does hanging onto emotional wounds hold you back from being who you truly are? How can you show some accountability with how you have chosen to communicate your truth so far? What do you receive when you give up control? What do get when you say you are not a victim of circumstance?

Sometimes healing wounds from the past is about compromise and sometimes healing wounds from the past is about letting go. Only you will know what decision is right for you and you will be making this decision from a deep and heartfelt place.

Your own psychic senses will be amplified at this time and will allow you to make decisions from an intuitive place if you trust your instincts. Once you decide which relationships you want to take with you into the next phase of your life, your life vision will have space and the freedom to fly.

If you want to know how you can better use the power of the solar eclipse and the energy of the new moon to create something bold, original and meaningful to your own life, join me this Thursday at What’s Upstairs from 6 till 9. I will be doing tarot readings that explore this very topic.

Location: What’s Upstairs, 736 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97210