If Uruz is associated with an ancient, matronly cow figure - why is this rune considered 'masculine'?
Fehu is often interpreted as wealth or property. Immediately, this radical witch gets the willies.
We learn from the wisdom of our ancestors, but we also learn from their mistakes.
What can one heathen do in the face of this recent, racist history?
Alejandra Leon shares her new oracle deck; a rich, sumptuous collage infused with Empress energy.
A whole load of gift ideas for the magical folks in your life.
Trek to the tree. Find the Norns. Connect with Odin.
Abbie answers questions regarding the origins and current uses of runes of nordic practice, and shows you how to make your own!
[Guest post] Artist Kathy Crabbe shares the story behind the Lefty Oracle, a deck she illustrated entirely with her non-dominant left hand.
"I know that I can find the divine feminine. But she’s wilder, she’s been buried deep underground, frozen in the permafrost. I could use a little wild in my life." Abbie introduces her new column, Heathen's Journey.
Let's all get over our creative paralysis, have some fun, and join in Kristen's creative oracle deck challenge.
[Guest Post] An introduction to using pendulums alone and alongside tarot cards for decision-making and divination.
I created this tiny oracle to help me though a rough patch. Now, I'd love to share it with you, as part of a lost and found storytelling project.
"Being Jewish and identifying as Jewish are both really important to me. As are being feminist and queer. Being a priestess is completely intertwined with those identities. Magic exists. It just does. That's where the priestess part comes in."
[Guest Post] An oracle deck of subtle nuances, Soul Trees will help you become your very best tree-self.
A few suggestions for working with the magic of oracles.
Two cards - the Wheel for the inevitability of change, Steadfastness for finding an anchor, a place from which to observe.
There's a real weight to these cards. They're full of bones and rocks, flesh and branches, growth and decay. They feel grounded, natural and real.
[Guest post] I wonder how I can connect with others who have taken the journey to faerie as I have? - perhaps I will simply have to create such a space myself.
Charm casting is a divinatory practice of throwing charms and reading them. Here, Kristen shows you how to create your own charmcasting oracle, and how to read it!
"I’ve been reading playing cards for almost two decades and I believe they can be used to answer any question from deep spiritual issues to mundane questions about the weather."
As a rule, I'm not a fan of oracle decks - I love the system of tarot too much. But I do have a couple, and here's how I use them in my tarot readings.