Confessions of a Lusty Mage, Pt. 3: Swinging with My Shadow Conclusion

Last week, we started exploring some of the ways that participating in swinging, aka The Lifestyle (LS) has contributed to the acceleration of my magickal practice as a hermetic witch. (You can find the first half here, and the beginning of this series here.) This week’s entry completes the list… I Must Not Fear. Ah, […]

Confessions of a Lusty Mage, Pt. 2: Swinging with My Shadow

Today’s blog is a continuation of last week’s introductory entry on my real-life adventures in sex magick and swinging! If you missed it, you can check it out here. After joining the ethical non-monogamy (ENM) community, I quickly realized that the practice of swinging (a.k.a. “The Lifestyle”) is an excellent, albeit quite advanced, container for […]

Confessions of a Lusty Mage: All Acts of Love and Pleasure

“For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine is also joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings…. Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth, for behold: all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour […]

The Babalon Difference

Babalon is different than most other goddesses in that She is exclusively a representation of the active divine feminine principle. As the Jungian analyst Nancy Qualls-Corbett notes in her book, The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect of the Feminine, there is both a static and an active part of the divine feminine. The static archetype is […]

Five Foolproof Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Tarot Reading

So, you’ve taken the plunge and booked your first reading with me—Yayyyyyy! Now what?? Honestly, the hardest part is over (and really, my one-stop online booking system makes “hard” a relative term), so now it’s time for the fun part: getting ready! Here are my five foolproof steps to getting the most out of your […]

Tarot Card Spotlight: Thoth Tarot’s The Moon

Traditional Title: The Ruler of Flux and Reflux, The Child of the Sons of the Mighty Sign: Pisces Planetary Ruler/Exaltation: Jupiter (Classical), Neptune (Modern)/Venus Date Range: 2/19 – 3/20 Qabalistic Correspondences: Path 29, Netzach (7) to Malkuth (10); Sephira 4, Chesed (via ruling planet Jupiter) Key Words: confusion, illusion, shadow, madness, witchcraft, darkness The ever-changing […]

The Shady Seven: Avoid These Unethical Intuitive Readers

In twenty years of working in metaphysics and the occult, I’ve seen all manner of shady ploys from so-called “spiritual” workers. It’s an unfortunate fact that not every intuitive reader has your best interests at heart. And after being the target of several of these in just the past month(!), I’m reminded that some things […]

Tarot Card Spotlight: Thoth Tarot’s 9 of Wands

Thoth Title: Strength Planet/Sign: Moon in Sagittarius Planetary Ruler: Jupiter Date Range: December 3 – 12 Qabalistic Correspondence: Yesod of Atziluth Key Words: flexibility, defense, adaptability as strength, standing up for oneself The 9 of Wands is Moon (planet of mystery, cycles, and all things psychic) in Sagittarius (sign of higher thought, philosophy, travel, spontaneity) […]

Tarot Card Spotlight: Thoth Tarot’s 8 of Wands

  Thoth Title: Swiftness Planet/Sign: Mercury in Sagittarius Planetary Ruler: Jupiter Date Range: November 23 – December 2 Qabalistic Correspondences: Hod of Atziluth Key Words: rapid change or development, unexpected communications, electronic information The 8 of Wands is entitled “Swiftness,” and it is ruled by the energy of Mercury (planet of communications, commerce, systems, speed) […]

The Lusty Mage Reviews… F*ck Like a Goddess: Heal Yourself. Reclaim Your Voice. Stand in Your Power. by Alexandra Roxo

Right after I shared my last blog post, a dear friend sent me an email with the link to Alexandra Roxo’s newest offering. Book nerd and incorrigible book collector that I am, I promptly ordered and devoured it in less than twenty-four hours. After gorging myself on the juiciness of the first pass-through, I’ve immediately […]