Category: Words & Wands

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How to Make 2020 Your Most Creative Year Ever

As the year winds down, I’m reflecting on how 2019 shaped up. The verdict? I can safely say that this was my most creative year yet. To name a few things: I painted nearly a dozen pictures, completed an art journal, drew silly comic strips, published an article on LinkedIn, sent colorful postcards to friends and family, added new decorations to my home, rebranded … Read More How to Make 2020 Your Most Creative Year Ever

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5 Tarot Spreads to Help You Ring in the New Year

With 2018 coming to a close, it’s time to plan ahead for the next 12 months. I love to build on the lessons I’ve learned over the past year to set my yearly goals. I also like to break out one of my tarot decks and see what the cards have in store for me. If you like to read tarot for yourself, you … Read More 5 Tarot Spreads to Help You Ring in the New Year

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Norse Runes for Tarot Readers: Connecting the Cards to the Elder Futhark

I’ve long been interested in learning Norse runes, but I didn’t begin exploring them until a few months ago.  Simply put: they seemed intimidating. As I began to research their interpretations, the meanings reminded me of tarot cards, with which I’m more familiar. These, too, had once seemed impossible to learn. But ever since I had found ways to make personal connections with the … Read More Norse Runes for Tarot Readers: Connecting the Cards to the Elder Futhark

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Just Out of View

Annie was five years old when she discovered she could make objects disappear into thin air.

One late summer afternoon, Annie sat on the living room floor with her Mama. Her grandmother smiled down at her from the couch.

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Why the Name Words & Wands?

You might be wondering what the phrase Words & Wands means. The name came to me on a chilly October day in the heart of the Catskills.