MidFall/Samhain Tarot Blog Hop


I am this year’s wrangler for our MidFall/Samhain Tarot Blog Hop. I asked everyone to focus on this topic.

***Commune, Communicate, Commemorate with those who have gone on before us. ***

Samhain Incense 2015
Samhain Incense 2015

It’s Samhain or MidFall. This is the last of the three harvests in the Northern Hemisphere and the advent of Spring in the Southern hemisphere. It is a time that I know as being a thinning of the veil…a time for the honouring of those who have crossed over before us. This will be a hop focused on communing, communicating and commemorating our loved ones.

My offering is this YouTube video that I did this morning. It is an All Hallow’s Eve tradition for me. I cast my circle then did my New Year’s reading using Joanna Powell Colbert’s Elder of Fire spread. All links are in the drop-down box beneath the video. Just click “More”.

Arwen’s Elder of Fire reading.

Now I invite you to hop through to the rest of this Samhain Tarot Blog Hop. If you find a broken link, just go back to the post you came from and click the Master List link to skip that one.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on. Blessed Samhain to you.


Sad Cats Make Me Happy

Zentangle Inspired ArtToday’s card is not a card but one of my Zentangle pieces. Technically, this is a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) because it is an identifiable shape. 😀 Whatever you wish to call it, I’d like to introduce you to my betta’ betta, Bruce.

Someone said he looked like Jules Verne had inspired him. I can see that with the way the sections fit together. And that tail! Oh my goodness, that tail. I hope he can swim with it. I had so much fun drawing him. And that is what today’s post is going to be on.

What brings you joy? Name three things that you do that make you happy. They don’t have to be big things. They can be little things. I was going to give you examples but…no. I know you have at least three things that bring you joy on a consistent basis.

And that’s all we are doing on this fabulous Monday. Naming three things that bring you joy.

I’ll start!

Birds at my bird feeder. I love my cardinal couple. She’s always first then a few minutes after she’s gone, he shows up. I think they must be nesting somewhere. The doves make me a big cranky but I have to smile at them as they bully their way onto the feeder then SHOVE all the seed they can’t eat out on the ground as they search for what they like. I even had a hummingbird yesterday. I love the hummers. Once had the opportunity to have one sit on my finger for a moment. Magical, y’all. Simply magical.

My cats watching the birds brings me joy. They chitter at the birds and each other. I imagine they are sharing discussions about how to stew, bake, fricassee and fry them properly. There will be the expected arguments about how much garlic is too much. Speaking of cats, my last thing that brought me joy is this video.

Sad Cat Diary

Yes, I’ve watched it many times and laugh just as hard every time.

Your 180 second challenge is to name three things that bring you joy.

Seek joy, y’all! Pass it on.

ZIA “Bruce”, Stephanie Arwen Lynch, (c)2013

PSST! Go see my post over at Leanne’s place!