My Art is Featured in Witches & Pagans Magazine

Anne Niven, the editor of Witches & Pagans Magazine sends me articles to illustrate for her wonderful witchy magazine, but they must be in black and white! I decided to try out my new walnut ink instead which is a rich, lustrous, earthy brown and LOVED IT! Somehow it made the work more magickal and enchanted. Here is the illustration which was chosen for an article about the Olde English language. Expect to see more of my walnut ink illustrations in upcoming issues including Sage Woman which is also published by Anne and BBI Media.

The painting above is already sold but I also created this walnut ink painting for the same issue and it is still available.

Scincraeft - Original Painting
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8.5x12 Original Painting
- Painted with walnut ink on 180 lb archival paper.
- Comes matted to size 11 x14 with an acid free off white mat
- Hand signed by Kathy.
- Includes artist bio & certificate of authenticity..

Scincraeft or wiccecraeft translates from the Old English to wise craft or shine craft. "English is a language whose roots stretch back deep into a very heathen past. English was born of heathens and is perfectly suited to expressing heathen concepts and world-view. The Gods are already there in the simple words of everyday life."  This is an excerpt from the article titled Heathen English by Ash Grimsbury that appeared in Witches & Pagans Magazine, Issue 32, July 2016. I was asked to illustrate this article by the editor Anne Niven and chose the magical word Scincraeft as my subject and inspiration although this illustration was not published.

Devotional Art for your home and hearth to inspire and bless your magical life by Kathy Crabbe.

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Past Life Reading for B.J. 2016

*Kindly shared with client permission. The Astrology part of this reading is not included below.

B.J.'s Testimonial: "Like many people, I've always felt I had other lives and, in fact,  have several vaguely in my "memory." When Kathy did a past lives reading for me, I was curious if what she saw was anywhere near what I felt. It was pretty uncanny that she saw some very similar things such as my past geographical  location, my work and my education. Though centuries earlier, I was very surprised that those lives have informed my present life in such a positive way. It was very uplifting and I enjoyed the experience tremendously." 
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How a Past Life Reading Works: My preferred mode of intuitive reading is via distance. This allows me to focus on you, your spirit and your guides in a focused way clear of distractions. Your reading involves preparations such as meditation and yoga and I will often pull healing stones, runes and cards from my four self-designed and painted oracle card decks, but unlike a tarot reading I will not actually look at them until after your reading is finished. The cards, runes and healing stones are tools that will help you absorb your reading in practical ways and a resource list is provided at the end of your reading for further exploration.

A past life soul reading can help you gain a better understanding of who you are so that you can maximize your potential and natural abilities to the utmost of your ability. Real growth comes from understanding and transforming behavior patterns so that you can challenge yourself to develop in new and exciting ways based upon acknowledge of your past lives.

Please remember to look for the common threads in your reading so that you can benefit from lessons learned (or not learned) in past lives.  You are the final judge of what 'feels' right for you about this information, so go with your intuition first and foremost, because that is your best guide.

“We are the sum of all our activities throughout time, as well—the product of many lifetimes that are recorded as vibratory patterns of negative and positive expressions written on the skein of time and space. Through vibrations, we sow the seeds and reap the destinies of ourselves” ~ Edgar Cayce, Psychic

Past Life Reading for B.J.

Your Past Life Reading will take a look at two significant past lives based upon a psychic/soul reading of your past life energy.

Lifetime 1

The first thing I see in your reading is lots of green along with a fairy lady who appears and takes me by the hand saying "come".

In darkness you toil; planting hoping, wishing, envisioning Jack and the Magic Bean Stalk. Streams surround you and fish look upon you. You dream of living underwater and riding the fish like sea horses. Anything but here.

You are worn out as day breaks; face dirty as you stretch out for a nap.

Your farmer father appears, grim above you - blocking out the sun.

You know better than to make a sound as you are hauled to your feet and taken home. Surrounded by squalling brats you help out your mother; dreaming, dreaming of your get-a-way.

I see you later; hair strawberry golden blond and riding a bike.

Your name is Delia and this is Ireland in the 1850's - 1870's.

You escape to Dublin and scrub floors for a while looking with envy at the fine clothed gentlemen and smart ladies of learning with their small wire rimmed glasses.

You learn to read and save your money. It is a scrabbling, hard life but you have a head full of dreams and possibilities.

You catch a boat(?) to England (North Yorkshire) and take elocution lessons and turn yourself into a respectable lady.

You learn fast and work in a dress shop selling to fine ladies.

You study in your spare time and eventually head to London where you take some classes and continue to work in clothing stores; but this time in a large department store. Your smarts and efficiency propel you up the ladder to manager. Soon you have enough put away to study full time and you don university garb and dive in completely to this world.

As an older student you keep away from the shenanigans and pranks of your younger classmates and fall in love with a studious bespectacled young man studying philosophy and history.

The two of you move in together. You graduate, having studied a wide variety of subjects and take a senior executive position at another department store.

You have two children; a boy and a girl. Your son becomes a farmer and your daughter marries well and is creative (blacksmithing takes her fancy!)

Your life is refreshingly simple, straight-forward and undramatic; just how you like it.

Lefty Oracle Card Guidance - Delia Speaks to you in your present life: Gabriel & the Golden Bird

We would be best friends if we met now and have a mutual admiration party.

I have to ask: what are you seeking in this reading? Validation or the unexpected?

We are equally accomplished!

A Future Card (to see into your life now): Aquarius Goddess - Ix Chel

I sense your trip and as you know the Spanish culture surrounds you finding it's way into the chinks in your armor so to speak. Allow this to happen, allow your defenses to come down and your emotions out. THIS is strength; something you CAN do and that you have been given an opportunity to do - take it.

Aquarius teaches us about independence, detachment and individuality.
Ix Chel: Among the Maya of the Yucatan peninsula, this was the name of the snake-goddess of water and the moon, of childbirth and weaving.  This night-riding goddess spent her energies in nursing the women of earth through pregnancy and labor, taking special care of those who visited her sacred island of Cozumel.

Herbal Advice Along the Way: Columbine Fairy

I see sunshine, light, joy. A release. A bright penny - a symbol.

Make a Mojo Bag along the way; a collection of talismans to guide, protect and celebrate this journey. Bless them. Bless yourself. Bless the Divine.

Healing: Columbine also known as “lion’s herb,” is used to attract courage and true love or to retrieve a lost lover. 

Lifetimes Glimpsed But Not Explored:

  • Tall, Ichabod Crane type figure on a horse in a Wuthering Heights landscape
  • Hrossey (Norse) - a buxom blonde Viking Woman
  • Metal scraps fashioned into flowers


Lifetime 2

I see a little Indian boy who knew Siddhartha - a rag tag follower along his journey. He is you. You have very pale skin for an Indian.

The landscape is barren desert. You belong to a nomadic tribe located in the middle ground. You knew elephants, tigers, boas.

Now the landscape changes to the Middle East and you follow Christ.

Your devotion grows. You are a common man, dirt poor, tribal. A gypsy! I see bears.

But you are the quiet one; often left with the girls.

Your fingers crafty; working with rope and string - knots and weaving intricate labyrinths. You are a wise soul for a young boy.

Your name is Raja and your family are scrap collectors and sellers. But your heart sings to prayer rather than money.

So, you have this family, this lifestyle and join a convent, monastery, walled enclosure in India and sit motionless for days meditating and filled with deep peace. Your head filled with the sound of bells and prayer-song and devotion and doves. You are home.

You teach, you pray, you tend the gardens and die peacefully of old old age buried at the temple close to where you first encountered Siddhartha (South India, Lahore?)

At your funeral beautiful yellow flowers (like plumeria) rained down upon your body - your last wish-vision complete.

Raja Speaks to Your Present Self Now and Lefty Card: Jolene Missing the Embarrassment Gene

Selfish, self-less - a fine line we dance.

Your soul yearns for freedom; like the butterfly caught in a net (society).

You must fly free.
You must dance with the heavens.
You must know peace within.

You are blessed.
Teach this.
Spread this.

A Goddess Power Card to See Where More Strength Can Be Drawn Upon: Virgo Goddess

Going within - finding your way - the deep quiet and solace of a garden and a song, the music of devotion.

You walk the right path. Collect a song along the way and sing it as you walk.

Virgo is all about healing (quiet time), service and crafting (a song)
Virgo helps us turn inward to investigate the health of our bodies, minds and systems, deciding what seeds to harvest and what to compost. Virgo knows how to harvest great ideas and turn them into something useful and nourishing.

Stone Guidance: Tiger's Eye

Earthy, golden, simple pleasures.

Practice by creating a song for Tiger's Eye (wear it, hold it, carry it) so that on your upcoming walk you'll be tuned up and ready to create a journey-song.

About Tiger’s Eye: This stone carries the frequency of creation – of sunlight upon soil. This stone helps allow one to make choices based upon discernment, not judgement, in accordance with one’s higher guidance. It also helps create harmony as well as being a blood fortifier.
Affirmation: I act with confidence, clarity, balance, fairness, enthusiasm and strength.

To end your reading I surround you with love, healing and radiance.

Oracle Card Summary

  • Delia Speaks: Gabriel & the Golden Bird - We are golden.
  • Future Card: Aquarius Goddess-Ix Chel - Seeking breakthroughs.
  • Healing Card: Columbine Fairy - Gentleness.
  • Raja Speaks: Jolene missing the embarrassment gene - Don't fear the inevitable - be free.
  • Strength Card: Virgo Goddess - Service, healing, quiet time, crafting (a song).
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Full Moon in Capricorn Inspiration

Dear Intuitive Soul,

As many of you know I'm writing a Guidebook for my soon-to-be-published Lefty Oracle Deck and I'd like to share the card I chose for this Capricorn Full Moon - may it inspire your own Moon Magick this month.

Ulrica Could Handle Anything: When Ulrica appears in a soul reading It’s time to get serious, take charge and get ‘er done! Put on your action cap or your thinking cap or whatever cap you need to help you focus on what’s important. If you’re a woman this may mean accessing your animus or your inner male – the part of you that thinks in a linear, goal focused way. If you’re a man it’s time to tap into your inner male. Whether male or female take a moment to honour yourselfand recognize all you’ve achieved so far in your life.

In my own personal life I gain daily focus by writing a to-do list every morning after breakfast; a list that is actually do-able so that I can gain much needed satisfaction from checking things off my list.


MEGA HUGE Lefty Art Exhibit

I'll be exhibiting all 52 originals from myLefty Oracle Deck on August 4 - 7 along with 15 other artists who participated in The 52 Project; a part of Riverside Art Museum's "Art Make" - a group of creative people who found inspiration and motivation from one another while working on a 52-week, self-directed art journaling project. Here's a recent interview I gave on a feminist blog sharing some insights about my experience. If you feel inspired by The 52 Project and would like to make a donation to the Museum in my name to help keep this Project going please make your donation here.

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My New Moon Museletter and Full Moon Art Updates have now been combined because heck, who am I kidding that life and art and spirituality can be separated?!

In the Lefty Spotlight: Diane "Annie" Mathias - How Left Hand Writing Changed My Life: "I remember when the hand specialist spoke those dreaded words, "You won’t be able to use your right hand anymore." At first his words were foreign, spoken in a language I didn’t understand.   What?  What was the doctor saying? How could I, a writer and an artist, NOT use my right hand?Read the entire article here. *if you want to be featured in the Lefty Spotlight email me!

Blessings!
Kathy Crabbe

ps. As always If you are looking for soul guidance, past life insights or a deeper connection with your ancestors or spirit guides then I'm your gal. Click here for Soul Readings.

Kim Hafke's Past Life Reading Testimonial: "A mind-blowing experience of the best kind. I can definitely recommend Kathy to anyone who seeks an honest, heart-warming reading. I received information that she could not have known, information that touched my heart and soul. For this, I am deeply grateful. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, again. I'll definitely repurchase. And you should work with her too. What you'll get is worth so much more than any money."

About Kathy Crabbe

Kathy Crabbe has been an artist and writer forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non-dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.

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Kathy Crabbe Interviewed by Les Femmes Folles

Here is a recent interview I gave about my art that I'd like to share with you. Thanks for your support!

Kathy Crabbe, artist

Artist Kathy Crabbe shares with Les Femmes Folles (LFF) about her current exhibit at Riverside Art Museum, being an artist in Temecula, California, how feminism and engagement play a role in her work, some of her stellar drawings and more… 

Where are you from? How did you get into creative work and what is your impetus for creating?

I’m originally from Kingston, Canada and now live on land outside of Temecula, California. I have always been creating and still have drawings from when I was two. My impetus for creating is self expression and celebration of goddess, nature, wildness and awakening intuition.

Tell me about your current/upcoming show/exhibit/book/project and why it’s important to you. What do you hope people get out of your work?

My current exhibit is a showing of all 52 original paintings from my Lefty Oracle Deck and some of the stories from the guidebook. It will be on display at the Riverside Art Museum as part of The 52 Project; a 52 week experiment that for me, involved creating every day. This exhibit with its set end date helped me finish the writing for the deck; deadlines are invaluable in that regard. I hope that people will be interested in the process of non dominant hand drawing to help them awaken their intuition and pursue their dreams from a deeper and more aware place within.

Does collaboration play a role in your work—whether with your community, artists or others? How so and how does this impact your work?

All my Lefty Oracle art is collaborative. It is not art that is meant to hang on the wall or sit on the shelf. It is art that is meant to engage people and groups on deep levels that involve sacred play. 

Do you think your city is a good place for women in art/writing/etc? What do you think is the best thing about your city for artists, and how might it be improved? 

My city is not at all a good place for women in the arts. It is a newer town with a cowboy past and a traditional present that caters mainly to families, churches and horses and I’ve had no success with my art here and very little success with the artist’s group I started or the Moon Circles I facilitated. I did have success with a writer’s group I started. My city could improve its connection with the arts by taking the time to listen to the professional artists who do live here. They have started that process recently so I dearly hope something comes of it. 

Artist Wanda Ewing, who curated and titled the original LFF exhibit, examined the perspective of femininity and race in her work, and spoke positively of feminism, saying “yes, it is still relevant” to have exhibits and forums for women in art; does feminism play a role in your work?

Feminism does play a role in my art. Several of the cards in my Lefty Deck are feminist cards that stand up and fight for women’s rights. One of these images is an award winner and several have been featured in various feminist publications, as well as appeared onstage for Women’s Day in Los Angeles with Michelle Shocked and in the San Diego Women’s History Museum via zines I created.

Ewing’s advice to aspiring artists was “you’ve got to develop the skill of when to listen and when not to;” and “Leave. Gain perspective.”  What is your favorite advice you have received or given?

Fave advice I ever received was to look ten years into the future and envision what life would be like. Fave advice I’ve given is always part of my soul readings; so my clients tell me!

This interview was originally published by Les Femmes Folles, a volunteer organization founded in 2011 with the mission to support and promote women in all forms, styles and levels of art from around the world with the online journal, print annuals, exhibitions and events; originally inspired by artist Wanda Ewing and her curated exhibit by the name Les Femmes Folles (Wild Women). LFF was created and is curated by Sally Deskins.  LFF Books is a micro-feminist press that publishes 1-2 books per year by the creators of Les Femmes Folles including the award-winning Intimates & Fools (Laura Madeline Wiseman, 2014) and The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales (Laura Madeline Wiseman/Lauren Rinaldi, 2015). Other titles include Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 available on blurb.com, including art, poetry and interview excerpts from women artists. See the latest call for work on the Submissions page!

A 52 Week Artistic Journey at Riverside Art Museum

Pix from The 52 Project at the Riverside Art Museum. 

I'll be exhibiting all 52 originals from my Lefty Oracle Deck in August and I'll be on hand for the opening on Thursday, August 4th from 6-9 pm, Be prepared to receive handouts from my soon-to-be-published Lefty Oracle Guidebook with some intuitive journaling exercises, how to use the cards in a reading, body movement challenges and other fun stuff. Learn more + win a deck here.

The lovely Laura Ryan and her pear painting; part of The 52 Project group exhibit

The lovely Laura Ryan and her pear painting; part of The 52 Project group exhibit

Me and Sharon Zorn-Katz in front of her quilt of Mexico as viewed from an airplane

Me and Sharon Zorn-Katz in front of her quilt of Mexico as viewed from an airplane

Chris Sanders swimming in the Carioca Soul Exhibit next door to The 52 Project exhibit

Chris Sanders swimming in the Carioca Soul Exhibit next door to The 52 Project exhibit

About The 52 Project:
I went on a 52-week artistic journey, with 147 other people, this past year. It was a program through the Riverside Art Museum called “The 52 Project” and it was designed to help us be more creative through setting goals, discovering our story, capturing ideas in a journal and learning about the “business” of art. This summer we will be sharing the results of this amazing experience with 33 mini 4-day exhibits and a Group Show.

The Riverside Art Museum has been very generous in supporting us so we have agreed, as a group, to help raise some funds to help underwrite the installation of the summer shows and bring in some seed money to insure the continuation of The 52 Project.

To keep this worthwhile Project going please click here to donate to the Riverside Art Museum.

Taurus New Moon: Living Your Passion

Dear Intuitive Soul,

Do you know that feeling that says to you, ‘this is what I was MEANT to do; this is WHY I’m here on Earth’. Well, that’s the energy we are going to work with this month. Take some time at this New Moon to ask yourself what that means in YOUR life and sink into how that feels. If you’re truly brave, then photograph or paint/draw that feeling or a photo of you doing your passion and share it online with the hastage #livingmypassion.

Taurus New Moon Challenge

Taurus New Moon Challenge by Kathy Crabbe

 

Here’s my response to this month’s challenge; in this pic I’m channeling today’s blog post at my altar freshly decorated for the New Moon.

Lefty Oracle Card for the New Moon

Sadie secret frog frolicker by Kathy Crabbe

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Wanna be in the Lefty Spotlight?

Here’s how…it’s SIMPLE! Give non dominant hand drawing a try and let me know how it goes. Send me a photo of your drawing and your story plus a wee bio and a pic of you and I’ll feature you in the Lefty Spotlight.

Click here for this month’s Lefty Spotlight on Free Spirit Janene

“So, I’ve been in this major creative funk as of late~ after roaming around the internet I was inspired by Kathy Crabbe and her use of her non dominant hand Lefty Drawings. I sat down and gave it a try myself and wow! I never realized I could draw with my left hand too!!! The image below (see link above) I drew and painted myself with my left hand~ I sent Kathy a note of thanks for the inspiration and she chose to spotlight it in her blog! Thanks new friend for helping me out of that slump ~ hugs” ~ Janene

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I’m interviewed by The Essential Herbal Magazine

Molly: This interview was absolutely wonderful. I was able to sit in Mom’s kitchen on a warm sunny day and have a blast talking to Kathy about pretty much everything. As a natural lefty I find that my handwriting and drawing is already well, unique let’s say. I usually find myself cursing my hand or asking others if they can read my southpaw. Listening to Kathy discuss her lefty work, however, has given me more respect for my own appendages and makes me appreciate the work that I am able to accomplish with my seemingly wrong hand. Kathy has a wonderful way of seeing the possibilities as a whole and can create beautiful work based on nature and myth that is somehow playful and powerful all at once.

  1. How did you find confidence in your lefty artwork? Did you feel frustration when you started?

Kathy Crabbe began using her non-dominant hand almost twenty years ago when she felt artistically blocked. She had no idea it would have such a profound impact on her artwork but was thrilled to see the results. In the interview Kathy explained it helped her “slow down” and truly appreciate the creative process. She went on to explain that later on she learned that this is an art therapy technique called bi-lateral hand drawing that helps people slow down, calm themselves, and feel grounded.  Slowing down is a major challenge for this jump-on-in Aries Rising, but she found that by slowing down it, “helped balance everything out a little bit.”

Based upon Kathy’s experience using her left hand she was able to make an entire oracle deck based on her lefty characters that help people become more intuitive and work through issues. She says the most difficult part is actually printing with her left hand, but cannot deny the fact that this deck has helped others and herself.

Read the entire interview here.

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Kathy Crabbe

 

Lefty Spotlight on Free Spirit Janene

Lefty Spotlight on Free Spirit Janene

Janene Christman

I made a new friend on Facebook the other day and her name is Janene. She told me that my lefty art had popped up on her computer screen three times in one day – kismet! So we met and she told me she’d really keyed into the left handed aspect of my work. It inspired her to give it a try too and she loved it!

Janene had been struggling with some tough emotions and creative blocks along with the chaos of too much going on and was just now getting back into art-making. At age fifty, she was finally making time for herself and for her art. Janene had recently discovered zentangling and was drawing a lot of faces but was frustrated at her lack of perfection.

Janene has drawn her whole life; it was her main outlet when, as a child she endured many surgeries.. As she grew up she pretty much dropped art-making until having children. That’s when the urge to create really left her. She was creating a whole new kind of art now.

“Its time,” Janene said “to get back into art-making. What a gift, it was like I never realized I could use my left hand. It was like having a new toy. I’d been trying to open my mind in different ways to help myself out of a slight depression and get my true self back again and this helped!”

Non dominant hand drawing allowed Janene to slow down. She discovered that her frustration over being perfect stopped too. Here’s what Janene painted…wow! She hopes to give it another try soon and I sure hope she does too.

About Janene Christman: Janene is a positive minded, loving, free thinker whose never-ending pursuit of creative living has lead her into loads of chaotic messes and good times often ending in a much needed nap.

Janene's painting using her non dominant left hand

 

 

Scorpio Full Moon: how to dance to the beat of your inner heart drum

Dear Intuitive Soul,

I want to have a conversation about Spring and feeling good and empowerment. On April 21 at we celebrate the Full Moon in Scorpio and we dance to the beat of our deep inner heart drum in the quiet of a shared second. In the distance life goes on, but we are still in that moment charging our inner space with deep breaths, allowing our will to be set aside. It is from this place that I greet you today and welcome you home to yourself.

Cathann doin’ the somnambulist twist by Kathy Crabbe (Lefty Oracle Print)

Full Moon Lefty Oracle Card: “Cathann, doin’ the somnambulist twist”

As many of you know I’m going to be self publishing a Lefty Oracle Deck after eight years of using this deck for giving Soul Readings as well as in Moon Circles and classes offered at the Wise Woman University, Mt. San Jacinto College, Yoga For Life, Gypsy Luv and Inspire San Diego Studio.

What I’m working on now and what has stymied me for the past sixteen years is the writing to accompany the Leftys. Well, it’s flowing now with the help of several of my dearest friends who just happen to be amazing writers. The Lefty Oracle Guidebook is finally coming together.

This month’s Lefty Story comes with each hand signed Print and is available in my Etsy Shop.

Cathann’s Story:

I dream because I am.
And in this moment I am free.
I birth myself by the light of the night as Freedom dances me round and round.
Oh Mama, Moon Mama I answer your call with a twist of hip and a shake of thigh.
Born anew I breathe in YOU.

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Full Moon in Scorpio Altar by Kathy Crabbe 2016

Build a Scorpio Altar*

Scorpio altar tips, affirmations, and suggestions for making the most of this watery and intense time will also be included in the Lefty Oracle Guidebook…here is a wee sampling.

  • Scorpio the Scorpion, Phoenix & Eagle
  • Time of Year – October 21 – November 21
  • Quality – Fixed
  • Element – Water
  • Planetary Ruler – Pluto
  • Anatomy – Sex organs
  • Natural Sign of – 8th House
  • Color – Blood red, maroon
  • Gemstone – Malachite, opal, topaz
  • Tarot Card – Death
  • Goddesses – Brigid, Hecate, Morgan, Selkhet

Scorpio Affirmations

  • I am motivated, resourceful and determined
  • I risk honesty
  • I transcend earthly concerns and soar to new heights
  • I am magnetic and mysterious
  • I am Phoenix Rising
  • I have no fear of death

Can You Feel It?

  • – Seek spiritual catharsis through sexuality
  • – Feel and sense the power of deep magick within you
  • – Feel burning desire in the heat of passion
  • – Focus on the goal as you rebirth yourself every day
  • – Relax into the warmth of the crone’s cave
  • – Live life to the fullest

*Excerpted from my upcoming Lefty Oracle Deck & Guidebook

NEWS

I want to share with you several lovely comments I recently received about my readings. I am indeed blessed to have such wonderful clients and to be able to do the work I do; in service to the Divine and to you

RF, Attorney ~ St. Louis, MO (2016):I am totally satisfied and plan on using all this information to better understand my life and improve those areas which need it… God bless you again for your awesome efforts in compiling this information and the help you give others through your gifts! I appreciate your hard work and professionalism and will definitely contact you again in the future.

L.L. (2016): I read my reading several times and it does resonate deeply with how I feel and think about things. The reading is exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks!

My Art is Being Published!

I’m very happy to announce that my artwork and illustrations will soon be appearing in these hard copy publications:

Witches & Pagans Magazine, Issue 32, May 2016 – Website – This is the only hard copy magazine of it’s kind and I was honoured to illustrate an article in the upcoming issue.

Creative Cronies Moon Calendar and Moon Diary 2017 (New Zealand) – Website – My art was a part of the Moon Diary last year but I was thrilled to be accepted into both publications this year and with a lefty painting too!

Garland of the Goddess: Tales and Poems of the Divine Feminine, published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2016 – Website – One of my Lefty Paintings was chosen.

New website in the works!
After dealing with a WordPress.org site for many years I’ve decided to give the e-commerce platform Squarespace a try and in doing so I’ll be able to offer you all my oracle art AND readings in one place. This should make life easier for all of us!

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Kathy Crabbe

About Kathy: Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.

 

What is Ethical Hand Mining of Crystals All About?

What is Ethical Hand Mining?

I recently spoke with Stephen Wells, the owner of Kacha Stones about the importance of ethical hand mining.

In terms of crystal mining, ethical means dealing with smaller scale miners that aren’t causing wholesale destruction. An example of this kind of destruction would be dynamiting methods used in Brazil for example, where a hillside is destroyed and the rubble sorted and sold for everything from jewellery to road fill.

I mine myself here in Wales and travel to India twice a year to collect my Himalayan and Tibetan quartz from people I have known for nearly twenty years. My other main item is Brandberg quartz where I deal directly with individual miners through another long term contact.  What these four locations have in common, is that the mining is done by hand and holes refilled. The only way you can have any control over this trade is by buying directly from the people digging, which is what I do wherever possible.

As these people work for themselves, the chances are they aren’t treating themselves unethically so other exploitation of labour issues – almost exclusively related to the mining of precious stones – don’t really come into play.

If you want to read more about Stephen's journey check out this delightful interview I did with him a few years back.

Stephen of Kacha Stones - hand mining

Stephen of Kacha Stones - hand mining

Stephen of Kacha Stones Mining

Stephen of Kacha Stones Mining

Omapeleki Brandberg Quartz ~ NEW ARRIVALS!

 "If you haven’t got a negative, the Omapelekis are literally unbelievable, you could pick one online here, I recently bought this years find. It was like Christmas ... but better." ~ Stephen Wells

Here's another beautiful Omapeleki. This picture (below) shows the refined internal layers of a skeletal face. Bottom right of the shaft contains a negative manifestation enhydro ~ a perfect DT crystal water pocket. This "inside-out" nature of the formation is why the photographic term "negative" was used.

Omapeleki healing crystal from Kacha Stones

Omapeleki healing crystal from Kacha Stones

Water Crystals Another interesting feature of the Negative Manifestation formation is that the internal "crystals" (crystal shaped hollows full of water) always have angles parallel to the parent crystal, indicating their resonance with the whole. The water they contain is easily programmed, acting like a re-writable liquid hard disc. More Negative Manifestation Enhydros can be seen on this page.

Negative Manifestation Crystals ~ Omapeleki Brandbergs by Kacha Stones

Negative Manifestation Crystals ~ Omapeleki Brandbergs by Kacha Stones

Negative Manifestation Enhydros Photo from Kacha Stones

Negative Manifestation Enhydros Photo from Kacha Stones

Good for Scrying ~ Enhydro Quartz Smoky Flame Brandberg Crystal We have seen a lot of the rare negative manifestation enhydros, but in the vast majority of cases, the water pockets are irregular and curved like in the picture (see below). The thinness of this hollow causes the bubble to sit at the bottom. One of the reasons crystals are used for scrying is that quartz naturally lends itself as a blackboard for our subconscious to scribble on. This smoky flame Brandberg is a good example.

Brandberg Amethyst from Kacha Stones

Brandberg Amethyst from Kacha Stones

Stonehenge Inner Circle ~ Preseli BluestonePreseli Bluestone is famous for its use in the original inner rings of Stonehenge. Approximately 80 of these bluestone columns, each one harder than granite and weighing about four tons, were transported over 240 miles (385 km) to Salisbury Plain. They originated, as do these, in the Preseli Hills of West Wales. Kacha Stones is within view of these ancient hills, giving us a special connection with this magical stone.

Bluestone was taken over 240 miles for a reason. There is archaeological evidence that small pieces were given to pilgrims visiting Stonehenge over 4000 years ago by the priests. Ancient Welsh folklore also attributes magical and healing powers to this unique stone.

Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain, 12th centuryIn Monmouth's story, when planning Stonehenge Merlin suggests to Aurelius that he ought to send an expedition to the far West of Britain to fetch the stones. The King begins to laugh and asks: "How can such large stones be moved from so far-distant a country?" he asked. "It is hardly as if Britain itself is lacking in stones big enough for the job!" "Try not to laugh in a foolish way, your Majesty," answered Merlin. "What I am suggesting has nothing ludicrous about it. These stones are connected with certain secret religious rites and they have various properties which are medicinally important. Their [giants] plan was that, whenever they felt ill, baths should be prepared at the foot of the stones; for they used to pour water over them and to run this water into baths in which their sick were cured. What is more, they mixed the water with herbal concoctions and so healed their wounds. There is not a single stone among them which hasn't some medicinal value."

preseli bluestone-a Pendant from Kacha Stones

preseli bluestone-a Pendant from Kacha Stones

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Kathy Crabbe Bio Pic

Kathy Crabbe Bio Pic

About Kathy

Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non-dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.

 

How to make a simple oracle card spread for the Aries New Moon

I recently connected with Kristen on Instagram. She is a talented multi-oracle deck creator and intuitive reader who was inspired by my Aries New Moon Reading to create an oracle spread of her own using decks she created herself. Coming soon will be Kristen's AMAZINGLY detailed and helpful article about how to make your own oracle deck so stay tuned! To receive my new moon readings monthly you can sign up here: New Moon Museletter.

Over the Moon Oracle Card Creatrix Kristen
Over the Moon Oracle Card Creatrix Kristen

New Moon in Aries Spread by Kristen

This week, I've been chatting with Kathy Crabbe about making oracle cards, and I noticed she had a wonderful blog post on the Aries new moon. So, I decided to make a simple spread based on her post: How To Get Inspired and Fight To Win This Aries New Moon.

Card 1: What do you want more than anything? Card 2: How to get it (by tapping into your Aries Fire). Card 3: Affirmation to support your goal.

Here's my reading

Kristen's Aries New Moon Oracle Spread
Kristen's Aries New Moon Oracle Spread

Card 1: Knight of Wands. This card represents a departure which I'll be making very soon to live in a different part of the country. It also signifies the freedom and adventure I'm hoping this move will help me regain. I'm eager to start over and live life to the fullest.

Card 2: Have Fun. I get this card a lot as an admonishment because I'm always so busy working, creating, and trying to stay afloat. But this card shows that adding more fun to my days will help me live life to the fullest.

Card 3: I am joyous. Love this card! And it ties in nicely with the positive energy of the other two cards.

The decks used in this reading were the Tarot Everywhere deck, Oracle Everywhere deck and I AM Cards. They are all available for sale through my Printerstudio shopspace HERE

Over the Moon Oracle Card Creatrix Kristen
Over the Moon Oracle Card Creatrix Kristen

About Kristen

Kristen is a divination junkie and the creator of more than ten tarot and oracle decks. She instructs the online playing card divination course, Your Future Is In The Cards, and runs the blog Over the Moon Oracle Card