Tag: poetry

Cartomancy For the Witch of Poor Memory


Considering I have trouble with memorizing large lists, I am really fond of poetic memory-aides!
Here comes something I found on the web, inspired by new world witchery

The firstmost rule is easily had:
Red cards are good and black cards are bad.  

The secondmost rule shall bring greater fruits:
It deals with the meanings of each of the suits.
The Hearts count as love, family, and friends.
Diamonds are money, wealth, means, and ends.
Clubs shall mean work, callings, and plans,
And Spades are the troubles that plague every man.  

The thirdmost rule toward number inclines;
Just note the card’s pip and read here their signs:  
An Ace brings beginnings,
And Two gives exchange,
Three shows things growing,
But Four does not change.
Five is the body, Its health and its stead,
Six shows a path
That the Seeker shall tread. 
Seven brings troubles That Fate has assigned,
While Eight shows ideas And thoughts in the mind.
Nine heralds changes,
And Ten is the end,
While Kings are the symbols Of power and men.
Queens are the emblems Of women and truth,
A Knave is a message, A girl, or a youth. 

source: Wise & Subtle Arts of Cartomancy

Pantun Berkait


Red blood colouring the sea
Pale moon rising ahead
Together you and me
Drinking wine, breaking bread

Pale moon rising ahead
Memories passing away
Drinking wine, breaking bread
At the end of the day

Memories passing away
Tears and laughter
At the end of the day
Did it matter

Tears and laughter
Coming and going
Did it matter
Living and dying

Coming and going
Pointing Weathervane
Living and dying
Shouting WhiteCrane

Pointing Weathervane
Flight of the arrow
Shouting WhiteCrane
Sound of sorrow

zie ook: Pantun Berkait | Dreamquest

Blessed be Brighid


Letting go of what has been the comfort of lonely hearts, being grateful for everything
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spirit dollBlessed Woman come to me
Woman of the Fires,
Woman of Poetry
Blessed Woman come to me
Woman of Healing,
Woman of Skillful Means

Blessed woman of the land
Guide my heart and guide my hand
Blessed Woman of the streams
Guide my soul and guide my dreams
Blessed Woman come to me
Woman of the fires
Woman of Poetry,

Blessed Woman come to me
Woman of Healing
Woman of Skillful Means.
Blessed Woman of the hills
Heal all wounds and heal all ills
Blessed Woman of the flame
Awaken me to renew again.
~Lisa Thiel~