Friday, September 18, 2020

Foresight Friday: Mother Knows Best, Listen to Mama Gaia

 Foresight Friday Oracle Card Reading Using The Secret Language of Animals Deck

Foresight Friday: Mother Knows Best, Listen to Mama Gaia

 

Divination Method: The Secret Language of Animals Oracle Cards
Card Drawn: Gaia
Key Word(s): Harmony, Abundance, Wholeness, Forgiveness
Affirmation:
“The Earthly Mother and I are One.
I am One with the energy of life.”

My Foresight Friday Interpretation:

I don’t know about you, but I am continually blown away by this little thing called Divination. The synchronicities that constantly pop up in my readings never cease to amaze me. I can’t really say I’m surprised exactly, I mean…I’ve been doing this for a while now, but it never fails to fill me with wonder. This week’s reading is no exception.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Pixie Book Review: Curative Magic by Rachel Patterson

Pixie Book Review: Curative Magic by Rachel Patterson

Pixie Book Review: Curative Magic by Rachel Patterson    
Llewellyn - August 8, 2020 | $21.99 USD Paperback | ISBN 978-0-7387-6328-6


It’s FINALLY here, Peeps! I’ve done the reading, and tested a couple recipes, and now you lucky devils get to read my thoughts and ramblings about it all. Are you excited? You should totally be excited. I did have to adapt the recipes - because I can’t do gluten and try to eat a ketogenic diet - but, I was careful to keep their curative integrity intact.
Now, let’s get this show on the road - or Path - shall we?

Friday, September 11, 2020

Foresight Friday: This Week's Focus is on Healing, Sensitivity, and Power

Oracle Card Reading using Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards

Foresight Friday: This Week's Focus is on Healing, Sensitivity, and Power

Divination Method: The Goddess Guidance Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Ixchel | White Tara | Sekhmet

Key Word(s): Medicine Woman | Sensitivity | Be Strong


My Foresight Friday Interpretation:

I have to admit, I’m feeling drained, and am fighting a migraine today, so I’m not super thrilled that I pulled three cards today. BUT, divination is one of the few instances in which I just shut up and do what I’m told. So, please bear with me if I seem a little “off”. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Foresight Friday: Time to Negotiate Some New Beginnings

Moonology Oracle Card Reading


Foresight Friday: Time to Negotiate Some New Beginnings

Divination Method: Moonology Oracle Cards

Card(s) Drawn: New Moon in Libra

Key Word(s): Negotiations, Relationships, Balance, New Beginnings

Basic Message: “A New Romantic Cycle Begins”

 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Foresight Friday: Who Do You Trust to Fork Over The Truth?

 

Oracle Card Reading using The Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare

Foresight Friday: Who Do You Trust to Fork Over The Truth?

Divination Method: The Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare

Card Drawn: The Truthful Hare

Key Word(s): Truth, Trust, Discernment


My Foresight Friday Interpretation:

Friday, August 21, 2020

Foresight Friday: Tell The Universe What You Want!

TheEnchanted Map Oracle Deck, Crystals, & Pagan Prayer Beads

Foresight Friday: Tell The Universe What You Want!

Divination Method: The Enchanted Map Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Intention

Key Word(s): Intent, Clarity, Synchronicity

Words of Wisdom:

 “Deliberate, clear intentions have the power to change your world.”


My Foresight Friday Interpretation:

Friday, August 14, 2020

Foresight Friday: Crow Your Way into the Next Chapter of Your Story

The Secret Language of Animals Oracle

Foresight Friday: Crow Your Way into the Next Chapter of Your Story 

Divination Method: The Secret Language of Animals Oracle Cards

Card(s) Drawn: Crow

Key Word(s): Communication, Transformation, Story, Universal Law

Affirmation:

“I am a unique being

Living my story, epic and true

I walk my own way, to my own beat

Weaving ancient wisdom into the sacred new”

 

My Interpretation:

I like to think of Crows as the Bards of the Animal Kingdom. They are playful, friendly, creative, and love to collect things (especially shiny things). Their fantastic memories allow them to remember the faces of those who have helped them…and those who have harmed them, and to spread the tales of both to their brethren.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Magickal Musings: Exploring the Human - Deity Connection

Vignette of Statues and Images of Various Gods & Goddesses

Magickal Musings: Exploring the Human - Deity Connection

The Human - Deity Connection has been the basis of our Spirituality for thousands of years. 

Although the deities, and often the ways in which we worship them, have changed, the human need for deity has not. This need to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves is prevalent in many, if not all religions. There is a primal need for answers as to what our reason for being here is, and what waits for us after death. Deity holds the answers for us and connecting with them is the only way to find out what they are. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Foresight Friday: It's Time to Release, Focus, and Manifest

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards and Pagan Prayer Beads

Foresight Friday: It's Time to Release, Focus, and Manifest

Divination Method: The Goddess Guidance Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Brigit | Eireen | Pele

Key Word(s):  Don’t Back Down | Peace | Divine Passion

My Interpretation:

This week I felt compelled to use a 3 card spread that I came up with for my own use several months ago. I don’t normally do spreads for Foresight Friday…shoot, I can’t say I “normally” do anything, as I do as my intuition guides - but, I’m usually a draw one card and call it a day kinda gal.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Pixie Has An Announcement: New Contact Info and Services Available!


Hello again, My Darlings! I hope you are all having a spectacular day and that you’re able to do a little something special to celebrate Lughnasadh (aka: Lammas) during this Time of COVID.

Today is an extra special day for me, as it marks the 17th anniversary of the day I dedicated myself to The Path of The Wise; which, as you all know, has been quite zany and a bit all over the place - hence: Pixilated.

If you read yesterday’s Foresight Friday post (if you haven’t, you should totally do that while you’re here) you’ll remember that I said I had a bit of an announcement.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Foresight Friday: It's Time to Look at The Big Picture

Flower Magic Oracle Deck

Foresight Friday: It's Time to Look at The Big Picture

Divination Method: Flower Magic Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Cosmos

Key Word(s): Opportunity

Words of Wisdom:

“When opportunity knocks on your door,

Make sure that you are ready for more.

Look at all the options given,

Helping you become more driven.

Make sure now that your choices are wise,

Then the possibilities are high as the skies.”

 

My Interpretation:

Friday, July 24, 2020

Foresight Friday: Embrace The Dragonfly & Live a Life Without Limits

Divination Using Secret Language of Animals Oracle

Foresight Friday: Embrace The Dragonfly & Live a Life Without Limits

Divination Method: The Secret Language of Animals Oracle Cards

Card(s) Drawn: Dragonfly

Key Word(s): Magic, Spontaneity, Immediacy, Change

Affirmation:

“I dance with the light of the moment

I am blessed by the magic of life.

I move with the spontaneous call of my spirit

at one with the gift of today.”

My Interpretation:

Friday, July 17, 2020

Foresight Friday: Be Cautious as We Encounter The Lying Hare

The Sidhe Oracle of The Fleeting Hare

Foresight Friday: Be Cautious as We Encounter The Lying Hare

Divination Method: The Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare

Card(s) Drawn: The Lying Hare

Key Word(s): Falsehoods, Distractions, Caution

My Interpretation: 

It looks like we’ve got another week of staying on our toes, Pixilators! The Lying Hare

Monday, July 13, 2020

Pixie Card Review: The Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid Hay House, Inc. November 1, 2011 | $21.99 | ISBN 978-1-4019-2749-3

The Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid

Pixie Card Review: The Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid
Hay House, Inc. November 1, 2011 | $21.99 | ISBN 978-1-4019-2749-3

Welcome to the newest Pixie Card Review! In this installment, I’m giving you my impression of The Enchanted Map Oracle; a 54-card deck created by Colette Baron-Reid and published by Hay House, Inc.

What made me want to buy this deck?

Well, the stress of our current lives is getting to people and everyone is handling it differently. Some are becoming at-home fitness enthusiasts, some are baking sourdough bread, while others are giving in to their primal fashion desires (You know who you are, lol). Anyway, I’ve been coping with hours of endless streaming binge-fests, puttering in the garden, eating way more carbs than I should, and…buying oracle decks (Just ordered another one last weekend).

I was browsing decks online, and I was struck by these. With cards like Bone Collector, Wizard of Awareness, Sacred Pool, Deep Freeze, & Dry Desert - just to name a few - it felt like these had a mystical dreamland quality about them, so they went in my cart.

 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Foresight Friday: This Week We Enter The Dragon's Lair

Enchanted Map Oracle Cards and Booklet

Foresight Friday: This Week We Enter The Dragon's Lair

Divination Method: The Enchanted Map Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Dragon’s Lair

Key Word(s): Danger, Challenges, Caution, Awareness, Bravery

Words of Wisdom: “You are always protected and Divinely directed.”

My Interpretation:

Friday, July 3, 2020

Foresight Friday: Connect With Water & Go With the Flow

Stylized photo of The Secret Language of Animals Oracle Deck

Foresight Friday: Connect With Water & Go With the Flow

Divination Method: The Secret Language of Animals Oracle Cards

Card(s) Drawn: Water

Key Word(s): Feeling, Awakening, Expression, Life

Affirmation:

 “I am one with the ocean life. I flow with the river of all possibility and I sing my songs with the tides. Divine water, move through my body and bring the gift of life to my whole being!”

 

My Interpretation:

Friday, June 26, 2020

Foresight Friday: Trust Your Gut & Do The Thing

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards with an Amethyst Crystal, a Candle, Coffee, & Prayer Beads

Foresight Friday: Trust Your Gut & Do The Thing

Divination Method: The Goddess Guidance Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Athena

Key Word(s): Inner Wisdom

Basic Message: “You know what to do. Trust your inner wisdom, and take appropriate action without delay.”

My Interpretation:

Friday, June 19, 2020

Foresight Friday: It's Time to Come Together, But We've Got to Take it Slow #ForesightFriday

Enchanted Map Oracle Deck with Goddess Prayer Beads

Foresight Friday: It's Time to Come Together, But We've Got to Take it Slow

Divination Method: The Enchanted Map Oracle

First Card Drawn: Come Together

Key Word(s): Love, Togetherness, Partnership, Cooperation 

Words of Wisdom: “Love needs to be shared.”

Second Card Drawn: Slow & Steady

Key Word(s): Slow Down 

Words of Wisdom: “Slow and steady wins the race.

My Interpretation:

Friday, June 12, 2020

Learn What Advice The Bone Collector has for Us This #ForesightFriday

The Enchanted Map Oracle Coffee and Cards

Divination Method: The Enchanted Map Oracle
Card(s) Drawn: Bone Collector
Key Word(s): Self Examination, Mindfulness, Action not Reaction
Words of Wisdom: “You are whole and have everything you need within.”
My Interpretation:

Monday, June 8, 2020

Guidance for the Week from The Enchanted Map Oracle #ForesightFriday

Coffee & Cards with The Enchanted Map Oracle

Divination Method: The Enchanted Map Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Listening

Key Word(s): Openness, Understanding, Clarity

Words of Wisdom: “An open heart will hear the message.”

My Interpretation:

Friday, May 29, 2020

Find Out What the Flower Magic Oracle Has to Say About Next Week! #ForesightFriday

Divination Reading using Rachel Patterson's Flower Magic Oracle Cards

What Does the Flower Magic Oracle Have to Say About Next Week? Let's Find Out!

Divination Method: Flower Magic Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Knautia

Key Word(s): Wandering

Words of Wisdom:

Wandering along life’s track,

Knowing not, when you’ll be back.

Perhaps the time to settle is now,

Make your decision as to how.

So, do you wander, or do you stay?

But it will be a journey, come what may.

 

My Interpretation:

Knautia Card from Rachel Patterson's Flower Magic Oracle

Friday, May 22, 2020

Guidance for the Coming Week from the Secret Language of Animals Oracle! #ForsightFriday



Secret Language of Animals Oracle Cards & Goddess Prayer Beads

Guidance for the Coming Week from the Secret Language of Animals Oracle!


Divination Method: The Secret Language of Animals Oracle Cards

Card(s) Drawn: Wood

Key Word(s): Growth, Connection, Support, Renewal

Affirmation:
“I carry the wisdom of my ancestors.
I bring forth the freshness of new life.
I am the seed and the harvest.
I am balance and Abundance.
I am the Tree of Life.”

Monday, May 18, 2020

Pixie Card Review: Flower Magic Oracle Cards by Rachel Patterson

Review of the Flower Magic Oracle Cards deck by Rachel Patterson

Pixie Card Review: Flower Magic Oracle Cards by Rachel Patterson 

Llewellyn Worldwide November 8, 2019 | $23.99 USD | ISBN 978-0-7387-6355-2


Welcome to my second product review!! I’m pretty stoked about this whole review thing. I’m not sure why I never did it when this pixilated place was in its old home, but I guess that’s neither here nor there.

There’s likely to be quite a few in the coming years; Books, and Cards both new and old, so get used to it! LOL

OK, so let’s get down to business.

Flower Magic Oracle Cards is a 48 card deck by Rachel Patterson and designed by Kate Osborne. The deck was created in conjunction with Solarus Publishing, and distributed by Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.

What made me want this deck? 

Well, I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for a new Oracle Deck (it’s kind of a problem, lol), and a couple months ago I saw a YouTube video in which Rachel was using these cards. I thought they were pretty cool, and I didn’t realize that she was the author of the deck until I looked it up. (I am ashamed to have been out of the Witch Loop by my own accord, but I digress)

Anyway, I love flowers (who doesn’t?) and have also been drawn to use them in magic, so I thought a Flower Oracle would fit nicely into my practice, and it does.
One of the cool things about it is that all of the flower pictures were taken by Rachel herself of plants in her very own garden. So, even if you can’t have a spectacular garden of your own, you can share in the beauty of Rachel’s.

The beautiful oracle cards of the Flower Magic Oracle by Rachel Patterson

What You Get:

Boxed kit (4 x 6) includes a 48-card gilded deck and 112-page guidebook.
The box is super sturdy and will keep your cards safe. The cards themselves are not only gorgeous, they’re of magnificent quality, and are a good size (easy to manage, even with my teensy hands).

Each of the 48 cards is adorned with a photo of a flower, along with its name, a key word, and an image of a woman that helps to express the mood of the card (at least that’s how I see it). The card back is a lush green, and features a pentacle that looks as if it has been fashioned out of vines and twigs.

Within the guidebook you will find a brief introduction, a short and sweet ‘How to Use’ page (that guides, but encourages the user to use them however they feel they should) and a few suggested spreads.

Card Messages:

The guidebook provides several pieces of information for each flower depicted in the deck. These include:
  • Name of Flower
  • Key Focus Word
  • Incantation (I call these “Words of Wisdom” for my readings)
  • Divinatory Message
  • Magical Properties & Uses
  • Misc. Flower Facts

 Flower Magic Oracle Card Other Uses:

This oracle deck is not only great for readings, but it is also a great resource for learning Flower Magic correspondences, as well as simply learning to identify each flower by sight.
Cards & Guidebook from Flower Magic Oracle Cards by Rachel PattersonEach card can also be used as a focal point, or an ingredient stand-in, for spell-work. Meaning, you would like to use Cyclamen in a spell to boost your self-esteem, but it is either out of season or unavailable in your area. Incorporate the card into your spell to call upon the flower’s magickal essence.

Final Thoughts:

Flower Magic is a highly versatile oracle card deck. I’ve gotten great results using it in my readings, and I have a feeling it will become one of my “go-to” decks. If you’re looking for a new deck that taps into the magic of nature, this one might be for you.

To see an example of how I’ve used the cards in a reading, check out: Flower Magic Guidance for the Week Ahead





Flower Magic Oracle Cards Available for Purchase Via:

(Be sure to check your local book & witchy shops as well!)

Until Next Time, Pixilators!

Wishing You Peace, Love, & Pixie Dust




Friday, May 15, 2020

Enchanted Map Oracle Reading for the Week Ahead #ForesightFriday



Your Foresight Friday Reading for 5/15 - 5/21/2020

Where Will The Enchanted Map Oracle
Lead You in the Week Ahead?


Divination Method: The Enchanted Map Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Coming Apart

Base Message: “Now is the time to take separate paths.”

My Interpretation:


Monday, May 11, 2020

Pixie Book Review: Pagan Portals - Sun Magic by Rachel Patterson


Review of the book: Pagan Portals - Sun Magic by Rachel Patterson

Pixie Book Review: Pagan Portals - Sun Magic by Rachel Paterson
Moon Books June 28, 2019 | $10.95 Paperback | ISBN 978-1-78904-101-9

Full disclosure, before I get started: I've known the author of this book, Rachel Patterson, for roughly 15 years (this is a VERY approximate number - my brain isn't what it used to be), as we used to be a part of the same online community. I have never met her in person, as we reside on different continents, but maybe one day (fingers crossed). 

Anyway, I know her to be a lovely, thoughtful, and caring human who loves her family, knows her craft, and really enjoys cake. Up until the time I set out to review this book, I had yet to read any of her work outside of Facebook posts. 

With all that said, on to my review!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Flower Magic Guidance for the Week Ahead #ForesightFriday



Coffee & Cards Time with Rachel Patterson's Flower Magic Oracle

Flower Magic Guidance for the Week Ahead


Happy Friday, Pixilators! I hope you’re all hanging in there and staying safe in this kooky, crazy world of ours. Good news though: The weekend is here! I know, I know, that doesn’t really mean much for a lot of folks right now, but maybe acknowledging the weekend will at least help you have a shot at knowing what day it is.

Anywhooo, I’m using a new deck this week! Today is the inaugural appearance of Rachel Patterson’s Flower Magic Oracle Cards. You’ll be hearing her name from me a lot in the next couple weeks, as next week I’ll be reviewing her book “Sun Magic”. The following week I’ll give you my full assessment of her oracle deck, as well, so stay tuned. Alrighty, onto today’s reading…

Divination Method: Flower Magic Oracle

Card(s) Drawn: Grass

Key Word(s): Complications

Thursday, May 7, 2020

5 Simple Ideas for Celebrating the May Full Moon

5 Simple Ideas for Celebrating the May Full Moon


5 Simple ideas for Celebrating the May Full Moon:


Charge Your Crystals During the Full Moon

1. Charge your moon related crystals! 

I mean, you can charge all of your crystals if you choose, but some are more naturally attuned to Moon Energy. A few prime examples are Moonstone, Selenite, Opal, Labradorite, Quartz, and Calcite. It's YOUR celebration, don't let me sway what your gut is telling you to do! 



2. Make some Moon Water 

Harness the power of this full moon by placing a jar of water outside in the moonlight. Be sure to label the jar for future use in spell-work that could use a little oomph from this moon's energies.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Blessed Beltane! Sing Your Soul Song & Do The Thing! #ForesightFriday


 Powerful Beltane Messages to Guide You in the Coming Week


Blessed Beltane! Let These Powerful Messages Guide You in the Coming Week!


Divination Method: The Secret Language of Animals Oracle Cards

Card(s) Drawn: Tree Frog & Gecko
Tree Frog & Gecko Have Messages for You!


Card 1: Tree Frog

Key Word(s): Soul Song, Meditation, Creation, Rebirth

Affirmation:
“I am a guardian of Earth’s highest dreaming
I honor this role with my soul’s purest singing
I am awake and living my purpose with every breath.”

Card 2: Gecko

Key Word(s): Synchronicity, Optimism, Truth, Mobility

Affirmation:
“I open myself to the magic of this moment
I listen to the call of light
I trust the inspiration that flows to me now
And follow it!”

My Interpretation:


I don’t know if I could have picked two more perfect cards for a Beltane reading if I tried! I mean, just LOOK AT THOSE AFFIRMATIONS!!! OK, let’s get to down to business…

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