This full moon in Taurus, as all other full moons do, knocked me on my arse and left me unable to do much else except stay in, drink tea, and read delicious writing by amazing people. Here's some of what helped me pass the heavy moonlight.
One of the projects I'm looking to assemble the Magic of Herbs series in a downloadable resource is a list of 13 essential magical herbs. I'm still working through it and sitting with which herbs I've found absolutely essential to my spiritual practice but there are some obvious choices. One of which is Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).
I lived through those difficult years not because I stopped being crazy but because of the femmes who recognized my crazy and chose not to throw me away. Femmes believed me and saved me and gave me bloodstone necklaces and coconut head rogations and rosemary tea and spat gin on the back of my neck and weaved amethyst crystals into my waist beads and weaved hawthorn rose wreathes around me and pulled me back from the brink and showed me how to work the shadow for my light.
Some tarot decks you can look away from. Your eye glazes over the art and you look for what you want to find; you seek out what you're used to finding in a particular card, careless of what's there that doesn't fit. Enter The Mary-El Tarot: Landscapes of the Abyss, and I dare you to look away.