Cleansing, Matsuri, Sabbats, Seasonal, Shinto

Leaving Behind the Dark

In many faiths and cultures February marks a time of change and renewal. The 1st of February is Imbolc, a Celtic fire festival in which many pagans and agricultural communities celebrate the coming of spring and new life, as well as cleansing ourselves of the physical and mental clutter of a long, dark winter. This… Continue reading Leaving Behind the Dark

Personal, Uncategorized

New Year 2018 – My Year At A Glance

Last year I wrote a lot about what Shinto practices I do for New Year so I'm not going to repeat it here and instead I encourage you to read that past post. This year, I'm going to write more of a reflection post on the past year and what  I achieved both spiritual and… Continue reading New Year 2018 – My Year At A Glance

Monthly Goals, tarot

How I Use Tarot To Set Monthly Goals

It's no secret that I love tarot. I've been reading it for nearly 15 years and I own 16 decks - a collection which is ever-expanding. I've read for many people, both friends and paid clients and I enjoy it immensely. I like to read my own cards when I need advice, when I don't… Continue reading How I Use Tarot To Set Monthly Goals

Personal

My Current Focus – Updates And The Future Of This Blog

Hey everyone, apologies for a long silence. I've been debating what to do with my blog here as it's hard to keep creating Shinto-related content considering I don't live in Japan and can't visit shrines. Of course this doesn't make me any less of a Shinto follower, just that it can be hard to update… Continue reading My Current Focus – Updates And The Future Of This Blog

Matsuri, Seasonal

What To Do At Oharae-shiki – The Summer Purification Rite

Oharae-shiki is an important Shinto festival held on the last day of June annually and is also known as the Summer Purification Rite. This festival is , according to Fushimi Inari Taisha, 'to purify us of all sins unintentionally committed since New Year’s Day. The impurities are transferred to doll-like figures, which are then released… Continue reading What To Do At Oharae-shiki – The Summer Purification Rite