XXIII: Venus on Valentine’s Day

Vintage dress/belt/earrings, Jeffrey Campbell shoes. Happy week of Self-Love! I started writing this post on Valentine’s Day. I’m incredibly grateful to this holiday for providing me with an opportunity to deeply reflect on what love and beauty mean to me and for me. It’s been a pretty intense time of water and fire! These two […]

XXII: Being a Bohemian

Inspiration from within my Self has struck, and so has the concept of bohemianism. (A re-reading of Lauren Stover’s Bohemian Manifesto might be in order…) According to Google, a bohemian is: “A person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer.” Bohemianism may have some overall common characteristics, but it’s these […]

XXI: These Things I Do

“I didn’t ask what you’d said about it,” the frog snapped. “I asked what you’re going to do. Nine times out of ten, talking is a way of avoiding doing things.” -Patricia C. Wrede, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Dealing with Dragons One of my favorite things to “do” is taking a trip through a book […]

XX: Mouth to Mouth

Here is some poetry/potential song lyrics I wrote earlier this year. Mouth to Mouth You were the one who poisoned me I slept a hundred years This bane has been with me since birth A childhood wrapped in tears The king was cruel, the queen was weak Their god was poisoned too I took a […]

XIX: Birth of Venus

The Goddess seeps into all areas of life and being. She is present when I decorate my home. She is present when I dance. She is present when I adorn myself. She is present when I go for a long walk. She is present when I write. She is present when I create collage art […]

XVIII: Goblin Queens Don’t Pay Dues

Happy Wednesday! I’ve spent most of today composing music and writing. Based on my own observations, it would appear that my creative cycle generally flows in a series of triple phases. PHASE ONE: INTAKE This is the phase where inspiration is absorbed. Such information could be personal emotional processing, mental growth, exposure to new philosophies, […]

XVII: A Crash Diet in Tarot

A friend expressed to me her interest in exploring the Tarot, asking if I could give her any advice for a beginner. I figured she’s not the only person out there who’s curious about the Tarot, so I present to you my nutshell-version explanation of the Tarot. Please understand that this is my own personal […]

XVI: Fretboard of Life

Fretboard of Life by Hope Diamond Since spring of 2016, I’ve been conjuring up big dreams for an illustrious musical future in fantasy infused heavy metal rockstardom. Prior to last November, my musical skills consisted of singing and writing lyric-focused songs, reinforced with a faded familiarity of the piano from years of highly loathed childhood […]

XV: The Tower, Part 1

(Please note that the numeric titles of these posts are not associated with the numbers of the Tarot discussed in the post. All post titles are sequential; this is the 15th post on this blog.) THE TOWER is the 16th card of the Major Arcana. When this card comes up in a reading, you don’t […]