Another magic Monday! Full moon magic on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. Did anyone sense the lunar eclipse early this morning? I caught a glimpse of it through the clouds here in Portland, as drops of rain speckled my face with their penumbral infused lunar magic.
Penumbral eclipses are more gentle as the moon moves behind the Earth’s outer shadow. They don’t hit us in the same way that Total eclipses do. They reflect a more subtle power.
I'll be participating in the Deep Play 2021 course facilitated by Mellissae Lucia creator of the award-winning Oracle of Initiation deck.
I met Mellissae in 2015 at a tarot conference, and her sparkly energy is totally infectious. Every time I have seen her since, it has been an absolute delight. Her workshops are like no other. Whenever she is slated to present, I'm there because I know I'm going to get something very special and fun.
In this course she is conspiring with some incredible creative diviners. Every month, a different topic of divine play: @carolyn_cushing @sovspirit @otm_academy @tarotmap to name just a few. Iâll also be collaborating in one of these classes with Mellissae! Iâm so excited to be part of this group of magic makers and game shakers.
Deep Play 2021: Art, Oracles, and Adventures in Imaginative Authority online course is now open for enrollment.
Blessed lucky Moon magic! 🌑🍀✨ We have a Cazimi Moon tonight, a most auspicious moon energy for starting something new. The time frame is extra potent for 30 minutes before and after the Sun/Moon conjunction. The exact time of the New Moon and time frame:
PST 9:07pm: 8:37pm to 9:37pm
EST 12:07am: 11:37pm to 12:37am
Cazimi Moons bring good luck and open us to new opportunities. New Moon rituals during a Cazimi Moon get an extra boost of good fortune. May your endeavors be blessed with abundance in all forms!
Lua Tarot decks are now available locally in Portland at Raven's Wing, Invoke, and Woo.
I'm excited to have my decks in these magical shops! If you're in the Portland area and want to support one of these shops, please contact them to make sure they still have decks in stock.
Thank you for supporting these local businesses and my self-published works!
I'm over the moon with this nomination for the Divine Muses Oracle! My sincere thanks to the International Tarot Foundation for recognizing my work. This project was a potent and transformational time for me, both as an artist and practitioner of my craft. I'm thrilled (to be honest, flabbergasted) and incredibly honored to be included amid this group of talented artists!
The 2020 CARTA Awards will open to public voting soon. I will post here when they do in case you would like to participate.
Really, being nominated feels like a win! So, to celebrate, I am taking $10 off the Divine Muses Oracle for the next few days. If you need multiple sets (because of the upcoming holidays) let me know and I'll send you an invoice.
Today is 15˚ Scorpio and marks Solar Samhain, the exact solar midpoint of Equinox & Solstice.
The Sabian message for 15 degrees Scorpio is, “A Girl’s Face Breaking into a Smile.”
Sabian symbols are metaphorical phrases that describe each astrological degree of the zodiac, for which there are 360. (they’re like messages from an oracle!)
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a tarot reader and deck creator who enjoys studying the stars and using astrology in her readings. She was born under a Sagittarius Sun with Libra Rising and Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her approach to tarot, creativity, and divination. Music, dancing, poetry, and lemon balm tea are her current well-being aids.
She's a Portuguese-American who loves to travel and connect with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante, who perpetually reminds them to laugh and play and take walks in nature, whether rain or shine.
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