The Temple Within

Musings of a polytheistic witch



Weekly Tarot-Four of Cups Reversed


At first glance I thought this card might be a bad one, but it was a pleasant surprise.

Key words: Renewed interest, motivation, enthusiasm, moving forward, letting go, new experiences and people.

After thinking about it I realize that this card is perfect for where I am right now. I have been sorting and sifting through the bad community experiences I have had. This has been going on for a long time and every time I think it is over there is another layer there to overcome. In the end what has helped me the most is talking with others who have had similar experiences and doing some powerful shadow work. I have had to really dig deep to discover why I made the choices I made and why I reacted the way I did. Shadow work can be brutal and it requires heaps of self-compassion. This work has led me to a renaissance in my own practice. Along with negative community, I have left behind practices that no longer serve me, and I have embraced new practices. Some of this journey has led me back to where I started when I first found witchcraft. I’m at this wonderful place where my practice feels juicy again.

The time for being hurt is over, or so this card can sometimes say. I feel it might be right, I think I have reached the bottom of my pain with regards to community. I certainly have no plans to give that experience or those people any power over me anymore. Like attracts like. In the end, I was not like them and that is why it did not work. Such a simple answer, but there is so much truth there. I kept trying to find a way to fit in, now I no longer want that. My power, as a witch, has a lot to do with my being myself. I feel ready to connect with witches who want to share skills and ideas. I know I can learn from others and I’ve got some meaningful things to share. I want to share the craft with individuals and not groups. That is a powerful distinction.



Tarot Card Of The Week-The Sun

The Sun
The Sun

This week’s card is The Sun. What a good card! I’m not feeling it today but the week is just getting started so hopefully that will change.













Release and freedom following a time of trouble and worry.

Dawn following the darkest night.

Feeling more free than you have a while.

Things are going really well.

Path leading to enlightenment.



Card of The Week-The Fool

The Green Man or Fool Card
The Green Man or Fool Card

I am pretty happy to see this card! It means new good stuff is coming.











Ruled by Uranus and the element of air.


Entering a new phase of life.

A new cycle, rebirth, or renewal.

Feel the fear and do it anyways.

Take a risk.

He who dares wins.

Woot! I am open and excited about the future and my new solar year.:)





Weekly Tarot-Death

Death Card

The card for this week is the Death card. When I first drew this card I was kind of confused, but then a lightbulb went off. I have been feeling a bit lonely. It can be hard when your children grow up and move on with their lives. My youngest will be 17 in August and she just doesn’t need me that much. Each step she takes towards adulthood leaves me feeling a bit more empty. I think the Death card is telling me once again that it is time to let go. I know that it is better to listen than to struggle when this card appears. More and more I am faced with knowing that I have to figure out what I want to do with the second portion of my life. Soon my nest will truly be empty and I don’t want to fall apart when that happens.

I can think of 100 things I want to do with all my new-found time, that isn’t the issue. The problem is loneliness and how not to be driven crazy by the quiet. Being the mother of four kids means my home has rarely been quiet over the last 23 years. I have always felt a bit like an outsider so making friends can be hard. For the last few years, I have been working on cultivating authentic relationships with people. This can be pretty difficult because what I have learned is many people are not all that interested in authenticity. That being said, I have to keep trying.


Tarot Card of The Week

This week’s card could not be more on target. I pulled the Eight of Discs which is the card of Skill. Keywords¬†for this card:



Financial Security


Master expertise



Hard Work


Raising the Bar



Personal Fulfillment

I have been in the thick of it lately. Ambition overload! Being a Gemini I like to juggle a bunch of balls all at once. So this means I am working on a lot right now. But I love it! I love that feeling when all the gears are turning and all of the synapses are firing. This is a good card for right now, I couldn’t be happier.



8 of Discs
8 of Discs






My Weekly Card

This is kind of late going up, but here is my card of the week.

The Star

The Star card is a bit more upbeat when compared to last week’s card. I feel like the main message of this card is relief and time to heal. There are also some themes of liberation and freedom associated with this card. I’m working with both of these ideas right now.



I am starting a new habit of drawing a tarot card to guide me through each week. Here is the card I drew for this week.

Weekly card
Weekly card

This card comes as no surprise to me. It means obstacles, not enough clarity, and needing to slow down. This is right where I am at. I need more time to heal and figure out what my next moves should be. It could be easy to rush into new projects but I know that isn’t right for me right now.


A Month of Tarot

If you have been following my blog you know I have been pulling cards in preparation for Beltane. The card I picked today is The 8 of Swords. I pulled it inverted. In the deck I’m using this card is called Bondage.

8 of swords

As a side note, this deck is called The Sacred Circle Tarot Deck.

This is what I know about this card, it is definitely about bondage. The plus side of drawing it inverted is the indication of being able to free yourself from the bondage. When you draw this card it may be telling you to let go. You have probably been through a tough patch and now have learned some lessons. Once you have those lessons under your belt you can let go of the pain and bondage and move forward in your life.

This is a great card for me to draw at this time. I have been through a tough patch and I have felt like my hands are tied. I’m happy that the time of bondage and feeling trapped is passing away. Now I just have to let go. Letting go is not the easiest thing for me but I know it is essential for my own growth. Beltane is coming and although it is snowing here in Wisconsin today I can feel the energy shifting.

One energy that has been very present for me is Pan’s energy. The Greenman is dancing on the edges of my mind and heart. I feel like he is calling me to dance again and I can’t wait to kick up my heels.

How are you feeling about Beltane? Do you celebrate and if you do, how do you celebrate?


Road To Beltane 2

I drew another card today. I’m hoping the Page of Swords will illuminate things for me some.

Page of Swords
Page of Swords

One thing I love about this card is it is the beginning of transformation. I have been seeking transformation for awhile now, hopefully, I’m at the beginning now. This card also talks about the beginning of creativity and adventure! This card is much more helpful than yesterday’s card. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds!


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