taking spread requests in a different way…

I am, as always, making new spreads, and I thought I’d take spread requests, since some of my favs have come from that. But then I was like, hey, instead of asking for spreads, why don’t I ask for questions? And then design spreads to answer them?

SO…send me your questions?

19 hours ago
12 notes

“The next lesson,” said Miss Gray, “is gaining your heart’s desire. For which you will need a potion that includes hearts. Today, I want you to go out and find hearts.”

“You don’t want us to kill squirrels, or something?” said Emma, incredulously.

“Don’t be ridiculous,” said Miss Gray. “Have you learned nothing at all this summer? The heart is the center, the essence, of a thing. It is what gives a stone gravity, a bird flight. Killing squirrels, indeed!” She looked at us with as much disgust as on the first day, when we had failed to see ourselves in the mirror. It was not fair—Emma had asked the question, and the scorn was addressed to us all. But when had Miss Gray ever been fair?

Lessons with Miss Gray by Theodora Goss from Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful

1 day ago
15 notes

jsyk

~officially~ the hiatus is still going

but I mean obviously I’m here posting and stuff but like

Just don’t expect me to be completely and consistently back until I say so :D

3 days ago
6 notes

So, I’m looking through some pages of 365 Tarot Spreads by Sasha Graham. I’m definitely going to get a copy of the book (maybe even two — there’s a Kindle version as well), but I thought I’d share some early impressions.

When I first found out about this book, my initial reaction was “Wow, 365 spreads? That must have taken FOREVER.” I’m working on my own book(s) of spreads and I can appreciate the work that must have gone into this! 

Actually getting to look at some of the spreads in the book, I’d say they’re not all up to my standards, but with literally hundreds of them, at least a few were bound to not be for me. (This is mostly due to a lot of yes/no questions, which you guys may remember I dislike, some unclear spread positions, and a few spreads I feel are just filler.)

That being said, I really like most of the spreads I’ve seen, and even the ones that weren’t necessarily to my taste still read pretty well. I’ve included a spread in this mini review that I especially enjoyed — the Speak with Ancestors Spread. I think it’s a good example of the best this book has to offer and why I’ve got it preordered.

(Not to mention, I’ve been collecting some ancestor spreads and this one is a perfect addition!)

It’s coming out in a few weeks and once I get my hands on it, I’ll give you guys a more complete review of the book and its spreads.

3 days ago
76 notes

How to Run a Queuemancy Blog (The Hellbound Witch Way)

image

So, for those of you who don’t know, one of the many sideblogs I run is called queuemancy.

The term and concept of it as a sideblog divination method came from cannibalcoalition, and how it works is pretty simple. You queue posts at random, and when they show up on your dash, you can judge their relevance from there.

(It’s not necessary to use queuemancy as its own blog, but it’s helpful — for example, you can shuffle your sideblog queue without messing with your main blog’s post order.)

Sometimes a queuemancy post will reference things happening on your dash, or upcoming events in your day. Perhaps it’s a warning, or an idea you needed to hear. I personally feel that not every queuemancy post is going to be relevant to everyone on every single day. Not even me! But it will be for someone. On those days, I just contemplate the post or let it go.

You can post and shuffle your queue as much or as little as you like. I’m currently updating queuemancy once a day, but that’s because I’m lazy about adding posts to the queue. Any more often and my buffer of posts would dwindle down too fast!

I usually shuffle whenever I add a large amount of posts to the queue (I tend to do them in batches), but I’ll also go in and hit the button whenever I feel like it. 

There’s no real rules, and that includes what you post. I pick posts mostly at random, although there are clear trends in what I like to post. I post quotes, photos, and generally anything I think might be relevant one day, mixed with things that make me go, “Hmm, how could this ever be relevant? I wanna see how.”

That’s part of the fun, though! Seeing how random posts can become relevant to you is why I answered the call of queuemancy.

So where should you find these posts? Anywhere. Your dashboard. Hit up the /random link on your favourite tumblrs. There are some tumblrs that do particularly well for queuemancy. Quote tumblrs, inspiration tumblrs, “relatable posts” — things with words are always great, but perhaps I’m biased.

Some specific accounts you may want to check out include:

You can also try advice animal memes, art tumblrs, or even themed photosets or click and drag gifsets. Get a feel for what works for you.

Personally, I don’t like to include a lot of music or videos, because I rarely bother to play them. But that’s a personal thing — if you want it, do it.

Running a queuemancy tumblr has been a lot of fun, so naturally I think that everyone should try it. And if you run one and you’re comfortable sharing, feel free to drop the username at me!

4 days ago
29 notes

Jasmine, I think that when you do divination, you get a message that makes sense TO YOU. I mean maybe if the other person is doing it and explaining it then they’ll get something that makes sense to them but I really think it’s supposed to make sense to you. So you can’t just take what someone gives you and go asking everyone else what it means. You have to ask yourself, it was meant for you.

hellboundwitch's mama —

4 days ago
22 notes

I got the Mystical Cats Tarot in the mail yesterday (psst, satsekhem - this is the one)! I can’t give a full review of the deck yet because I’m not done going through it, but so far the art is gorgeous and the cats make me happy — you can see some of my favourite majors in the first picture.

Not to mention the drawings for the spreads are gorgeous. The second image is one of my favourites, the Shield of Sekhmet spread! 

4 days ago
32 notes

huh

So I’m going through my newest tarot deck and notice that [The Devil] card has gone missing. Which upsets me because I was JUST looking at it. Losing a card before I even finish looking at all of them? It’s too terrible to imagine.

Except that I find it later, tucked between the Two of [Pentacles] and the Three of [Pentacles]. The deck is otherwise in perfect order.

…I’m too tired for this.

5 days ago
5 notes

STILL ON HIATUS BUT…

I had a dream I was doing a reading with my Housewives Tarot…and they were really brittle…and…then I took a bite out of two of the cards thinking they were like chips…and….idk I just wanted to share that with you.

1 week ago
10 notes

Urgent security update

staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit.

This might be a good day to call in sick and take some time to change your passwords everywhere—especially your high-security services like email, file storage, and banking, which may have been compromised by this bug.

You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.

Hmm. I wonder if this is how my twitter and tumblr accounts were accessed recently?

2 weeks ago
111,526 notes