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#Domagick Day 27: Tarot and Tea Tuesday 

Already Tuesday again? The countdown to the end of the challenge begins…

I normally ask for general life guidance, but since this is the last week of the month, I drew a special card, asking for guidance on my spiritual journey going forward. I drew the Moon.

From Biddy Tarot (emphasis mine):

The Moon is the card of intuition, dreams and the unconscious. The Moon provides light as a reflection of the Sun, yet this light is dim, uncertain, and only vaguely illuminates our path as we journey toward higher consciousness. The pool at the base of the card represents the subconscious mind and the crayfish that crawls out of the pool symbolises the early stages of consciousness unfolding. This creature also represents the often disturbing images that appear from our inner depths, just as the dog and wolf at the beginning of the path represent the tamed and the wild aspects of our minds. The path leads between two towers into the mountains in the distance, showing the way to the unconsciousness. The astrological sign associated with this card is Pisces – psychic, receptive and mysterious.

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#DoMagick Day 12: Lilith in Tarot

ADULT CONTENT – NSFW

Beginning a new week, as I committed to, I drew a new tarot spread. 

I decided to use a new spread, which I liked, because it draws upon the magical pentagram imagery. I won’t dive into each card’s meaning, you can read about the spread here 

The first surprise was that it was drenched in Goddess imagery. The Empress, the whore of Babylon (Lilith) appeared as my significator. Also back from last week was Ashtaroth. They were joined this week by the Goddess Sekhmet-Bast and Her overflowing blessings.

I spent some time this week really looking at the card imagery. I love the Four of Wands from my deck; the dancing slave girl was reminiscent of my full moon ritual this past week. But my eye was drawn back to Lilith.

Specifically, Her eye. I’ve been reading much this week, from a new grimoire I just recieved (and absolutely adore), Lilith: Goddess of Sitra Ahra. On the cover of the book is imagery of the Eye of Lilith. Take a closer look:

The boom is robust with articles about Lilith, including one on Opening the Eye of Lilith.

On my deck, the dark Necronomicon Tarot, Empress Lilith also emerges from a distinctly similar eye. 

Well, as I lounged in my bath and read Lilith Goddess of Sitra Ahra, I came to a realization. 

What the Eye of Lilith truly looks like is the Yoni. Also the entrance to the womb; the female sex. Lilith is the Dark Goddess of sex and seduction. This all makes sense. Knowing Lilith is, in part, knowing the Yoni. Whether, as a woman, this is knowing yourself, or as a male, knowing Lilith at either a carnal (or even a higher level of true intimacy)–well, use your imagination!

It makes clear sense to me why the Empress of tarot, the figure of fertility, should be Lilith. At least, in my life, She is the true Queen.

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#Domagick Day Four: Messages from Ashteroth

As I committed to doing at the beginning of this challenge, I started my week with a tarot and oracle cards reading.

My favorite deck to work with, due to the dark imagery and the results I get from it, is based on the Necronomicon. I use a simple four card draw for basic daily guidance that I learned early on when I started learning tarot (self, past-present-future). 

This week, I’m starting a new project and lessons, related to my music. It made so much sense to me that I should draw the Fool for the present card, and Strength for my future. The Fool, as we know, signifies the start of a journey, and Strength (not failure) the natural consequence. My Lady Babylon, or Lilith, the Empress, (sometimes calls Babylon or the Whore of Babylon) sits at top.

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#Domagick June Challenge: ROAR

Once, a few years back, I stood on the steps of one of the largest state capitols in the country, prepared to speak. I didn’t know this until shortly before the rally started, but I would be scheduled to speak last, right before the congressman who was sponsoring the bill we were there in support of. I’d gained a small bit of local fame appearing on the news, speaking before committee and being invited to closed-door meetings with politicians. The bill was in support of sexual assault victims and, some two decades after my years of assault as a child occurred, I’d now told my story a number of times in getting this bill passed.

This day, I had to think of something memorable, maybe even shocking. Only one of the organizers knew my plan, and she loved the idea. So I timidly took to the stage, began my speech, and then tore off my dress to reveal a bikini underneath. “Today it’s me,” I said, well, hollered into the microphone attachment to the bullhorn. “Tomorrow it’s your mother, your grandmother, your daughter, your son.” I don’t remember much of the rest of the speech, but that it ended in chanting and seemed well received.

My Patroness, I would find later, is the feminist, seductive, powerful Goddess Lilith, and although I had not met Her yet, I channelled Her that day. It wouldn’t be for years that I would actually meet Her and learn Her name. I took Her name as my own magical name, conjured Her in spiritual meditation and ritual — and failed. Eventually She did appear to me, if but for brief moments, charged and flashing with electricity. She can be terrifying, and stops your heart. 

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