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How to add gemstones to your soul-care routine.

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Gemstones and divination tools are natural partners. With every store having a unique metaphysical property of its own, they're powerful tools on their own and in combination with your other tools. This blog post will cover gemstone basics, how to use them on their own and ideas on how to add them to your other practices.

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How to divinate on coffee grounds and read tea leaves for beginners.

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Tasseonomy is the art of divinating with a cup using tea or coffee. The word 'tass' or 'tasse' in several languages literally means a cup or mug. What you do is drink your hot beverage and interpret the shapes made by the leftover tea leaves or coffee residue. It's a highly accessible and affordable divination craft, as you can buy all you need at any store. In this blog post, I'll show you how you can turn your tea drinking ritual or coffee with friends into divination séance! 

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How to use a Pendulum in your daily life?

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Finding lost objects. Connecting with your higher, subconscious self. Quick decision making. Balancing chakras. Pendulums and pendulum boards are such easy and beginner-friendly divination tools with so much flexibility. Today, I will show you several ways you can use the pendulum in your soul-care routine, and hacks!

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A guide to Runes and their meanings.

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This October my blog posts will be looking into alternative divination tools. Today, we're looking at Runes! Essentially letters, Runes are a set of 24 symbols associated with Northern Gods and symbolizing various forces that be. They are divided into three groups known as the three runic aettir. This post includes the meanings of every Rune, as seen in my Deep Forest Rune Deck in card format.

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Using Tarot and Lenormand together + spreads!

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In this blog post, I want to share with you a few Lenormand with Tarot spreads I created that use both Tarot and Lenormand cards, highlighting their respective strengths along the way. And now, finally, I've the first edition of my La Muci Lenormand Guidebook that you can download right here!

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Meanings of Lenormand cards + their Tarot equivalents.

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Just like any language, the language of one cartomancy can be translated and aid in learning the other. This blog post explains the meanings of each Lenormand card in relation to Tarot. We will go through the 36 cards — starting with those that appear similar to Tarot  — and explaining them individually but also highlighting how they're different. While Lenormand cards are interpreted pairs and thus shouldn't be read like Tarot, you can think of this post as a cheat-sheet for when you're just starting off with Lenormand but already know Tarot.

 

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How to read Lenormand cards and develop your interpretation skills.

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Back in August I wrote a blog post comparing Lenormand and Tarot. I am very fond of Lenormand, and regularly give the decks a spotlight on my Instagram to peak people's interests and increase awareness about the alternative divination system. At the moment, I have six Lenormand decks in the boutique. If you feel that Lenormand might be right for you or have grown curious to try, this blog post covers a few ways you can read Lenormand.   The Original System We already covered the Lenormand divination benefits, style and language. To recap, Lenormand cards are interpreted in pairs, combining simple, focused keywords, don't have reversals but do have positives and negatives. There's already a euro-centric set of keywords for...

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Tarot by the Moon: Beginner-friendly soul-care spreads for the New Moon and Full Moon.

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Living by the moon is a powerful practice that prompts us to dedicate space and time to check in with ourselves. While any new habit is a challenge to make into a routine, moon-care for your soul-care is short, sweet and intuitive as it's based on two concepts: growth and release.

And what better and quicker way to summarize and store these personal meditations than with the visual language of cartomancy! This post is a quick-and-dirty guide to Tarot, Lenormand and Oracle spreads for a Full and New Moon, which you can use in your soul-care routine. I also made you a free mobile-friendly pdf that you can download at the end of the post, with love.

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Spiritual self-care (or soul-care) and why I'm passionate about it.

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We've all had those hard times. A state of existence overrun by pessimism, sadness, anxieties about the future and a state of helplessness. These times and the conditions that got us here will always pass, but in the moment we become shortsighted, lacking a sense of direction, seeking a reason, meaning or purpose. Spiritual practices, can be taken as a means of soul-care. Helping us manifest and visualize our thoughts, ask ourselves questions we don't consciously think about on a daily basis, check-in with ourselves and think with clarity and intention. And Tarot is a powerful ally in taking control of our thoughts, conscience and life.

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How do I explain Tarot cards to family, friends and colleagues?

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Think of the various reactions you got when you shared with people that you read or are interested in tarot. On the other hand, think of the times you chose not to share about your practices because of the connotations that might follow. And maybe you'd love to express yourself openly, not just in your closet-altar, but also fashion in out, share with your loved ones something tarot-related that intrigued you recently, or meme the life out of it on your Instagram stories. This post we'll talk about the possible approaches you can take to explaining Tarot to your non-tarot circles. 

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