Merry meet everyone,
I hope you didn’t think that I forgot all about my blog. The thing is that I was pretty busy with my school work lately (i.e. all since the New Year) and I didn’t have any ideas what to write about; or at least about something that would be actually interesting to read. Anyways, a lot happened since I’ve last written something. At least when it comes to my life regarding Wicca and my Path.
i. 15/1/2013 — I’ve bought my first Tarot Deck! This is the “background” story how I actually bought it: My way home from school goes through the centre of the Old Town. There are about three bookstores and a tonne of other stores there. Anyway, when I go home with my friends we also stop in some of those places. One day, we all needed a book for school, and we decided we’ll get that book when we go home (we needed the book the next day, or at least think so, so it was easier to just get it then, sorry, I’m rambling ). The point is, I noticed that they have Tarot in that bookstore, and I decided I’ll go and buy it the next day. I’m in the broom closet, and, you know, I didn’t want to be, not teased, just to be “odd” in front of my friends (they find everything Occult odd, and strange), I could say. The next day I went to that bookstore alone, and I bought the Deck. It was €19,50. It is called Universal Tarot and it has motives from the most common A. E. Waite Tarot Deck. This Deck (the one I have) was actually drawn by an Italian artist Roberto De Angelis, who a bit altered the original motives to make them more suitable for the modern-day living. Or at least that’s what the booklet which came with the Deck says. I really love the Cards and I can’t wait to use them frequently. I plan to take some photos and show them to you guys.
ii. 13/1/2013 — I’ve cast my first Circle! Yes; and I’m very happy I did. Although, I’m missing a lot of tools, I think is was good for the first time. I just had to improvise.
iii. 27/1/2013 — I’ve joined The Magical Circle School. This is a completely free (really free) online school that teaches about Wicca. First you have to do the “Entrance Exam” which is maybe a bit annoying (no offence if a teacher from the school is reading this ), but then you have hundreds of different classes you can join — from the basics of Wicca, to Divination, Herbalism, and a lot more. Go and visit their website.
iv. 14/2/2013 (that’s today!) — I’ve got my “Athamé”! The reason why the word Athamé is between quotation marks is, because it isn’t a real Athamé. I mean, it is a tool I’ll use as my Athamé, but it’s actually an envelope opener that’s really nice, and definitely looks like an Athamé; it just doesn’t have a black handle, but that can be fixed soon. I’ll probably show you the photos of that too, together with my new Tarot Deck, soon in the future.
I hope that this post wasn’t too boring. I would also have a question for my readers. I’m planning to make a Wand made out of vinewood. I realised that Hermione from Harry Potter had a vinewood Wand, when searching for information on the internet, but that’s not a reason why I want to use vinewood. My grandmother has a vineyard and she once chopped off a part of the vine that was beginning to dry and I took a thick branch that she planned to add to the compost pile near her garden. And now I plan to make a Wand using that branch. If anyone knows the properties of vinewood, and if it is even suitable for a Wand, please let me know in a comment or just send me an email (it’s in the About section of my blog.) Thanks!
I almost forgot. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! Blessed be.