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Divination: Solstice Magic - Divination Ritual

By Melanie Paquette

June heralds the arrival of the Summer Solstice, a time when the sun reaches its zenith.

The Summer Solstice is one of the four points in the year where we achieve a momentary stillpoint – the sun is at its peak for just a moment and then continues its movement. We...

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Divination: Reclaiming the Old Ones - The Gift of the Dragon

By Melanie Paquette

Hello my fellow lovers of folk arts and folk wisdom. We’re just coming out of the tide of Beltane – it's a potent time as the wheel turns and spring seems to burst forth overnight. It also marks the halfway point in the cycle that started at Samhain. I always feel...

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Divination:Ā Unveiling the Mysteries - The Transformative Power of the Solar Eclipse

By Melanie Paquette

Greetings, fellow lovers of folk wisdom! I’m so excited to share this month’s divination as we move through the lingering energy of the recent solar eclipse.

When the Moon momentarily obscures the radiant face of the Sun during an eclipse, the Earth is enveloped in...

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Divination: Cycle Messages About Balance

By Melanie Paquette

The spring equinox is upon us – one of the two points in the year where we experience balance – an equal amount of light and dark hours in the day.

It’s a stillpoint that happens just before we tip into longer days as we move towards summer. These days, it...

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Divination: Working With Sigils - Intention as a Form of Divination

by Melanie Paquette

If you look for the definition of ‘divination,’ you’ll typically find something along the lines of fortune telling, predicting the future, or prophesying what is to come. In a previous article, I shared an alternative way of looking at divination:

looking at...

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Divination: The Wisdom of the Norns

By Melanie Paquette

Weaving Fate for the New Year

As we enter the new year, I asked the question,

“What story do the cards want us to hear about the coming year?”

The spread used for this reading is one I call “The Wisdom of the Norns”. In Norse mythology, the Norns were...

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