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Crosses Palm With Silver 031: Beneath the Half Moon Classes & Circles

As of the New Moon Beneath the Half Moon is full on.  I'll be posting courses and circles as they arise.  The Autumn Equinox and Fall in general is such a magical time.  The scent of the air changes, the wind blows a little differently and the veils are just that much thinner.  Mty partner Sherene and I have been hard at work creating all sorts of amazing classes that will push you to that next level in your spiritual development. 


We are excited to offer a brand new online tarot course.  For anyone who doesn't live in NYC, or that person with a hectic schedule that can't make the workshops but wants to learn tarot, this course is for you. 

The class is set up to give you an overview and symbolism of the classic Rider-Waite deck, the archetypal or psychological significance, divinitory and reversed meanings, planetary correlates, celebrity archetypes, and a suggested playlist.  It also includes a custom meditation that can be listened to at any time. 

You will receive a podcast and a pdf of the transcribed podcast.  That way if you are the studious type, you can read through and if you’re on the run, just download into itunes and listen as you go. 

Class prices are as follows:

$500 for the entire deck.  78 pdfs and 78 podcasts with 78 custom meditations.  This is an intense course and you will be working with each card for two weeks to really get the meaning of it and its essence.  This class also comes with a podcast introduction to help you choose a deck and learn layouts.

 $10 Per Card option.  Say you are learning the tarot and a few cards are really stumping you.  This pay as you go option allows you to pick and choose as the cards are being offered.  You will receive both the podcast and the pdf.


We will be holding a circle at 9pm next Tuesday October 11.

Rituals to balance the Aries-Libra polarity

Meditation to keep us in the sweet zone of Libra without losing the fierce, firebrand essence of Aries. The immediacy of action balanced by the slow, deliberate weighing of karmic consequences of Libra (especially while Saturn finishes his tour of the sign) will be explored in a ritualistic setting.

Bring your journals.

Relationships will be a key theme —and how they mirror our relationship to ourself.

Beneath the Half Moon

299 w. 12th st


between 8th ave and Hudson




Join us  Saturday November 5th from 12-5 pm

and  November 6th: 1-3pm

Opening up your psychic abilities.

We will be working with secret, and quite ancient but accessible metaphysical tools to open up to different levels of perception. You will learn how to channel: communicate with spirit guides, archangels and ancestors. $175

There will be an Day of the Dead ritual after the workshop.



Automatic Writing

Meditation techniques to communicate with spirit

Group Work

Beneath the Half Moon

299 w. 12th street

between 8th and Hudson




Crosses Palm With Silver 030: Equinox Readings & Other Updates

Photos by Veronika von Volkova

There are exciting things brewing here at the caravan.  For one, Beneath the Half Moon is starting classes again and come January we will begin the year long extensive course both online and in the classroom. In the meantime we will be beginning out online tarot course September 27th.  The wonderful thing about this course is that you can either pay per card or for the whole course.  That way if you just need to brush up on a few cards, you just purchase those.  We will be releasing one card and podcast per week.

We have a Divining, Mediumship and Automatic Writing Workshop coming up on Halloween weekend, ending on All Hallows Eve.  Come to the workshop and Sunday afternoon we will be hosting a special after workshop circle dedicated to the ancestors as well as Persephone, Queen of the Underworld.  Dress for the evening, I know I'll be.

I have also started blogging about witchery, spirit animals, mediumship etc on the Beneath the Half Moon tumblr.  Feel free to follow us.  All my entries are tagged with my name and signed Mistress of Magic.

Also there have been a few changes with my own readings.  I'll still be doing them but they are now under Beneath the Half Moon with set prices.  I do offer readings with the former prices but they are online only, either through chat or email.  Price changes can be found in the tarot section of this website or by clicking here.  I am currently booking for Fall.

Me & Shahriar Shadab on our impromptu gypsy shoot talking tarot

Also there are some new items for sale in my etsy shop, including Lady Luck & La Gitana candles and spell kit.  Click the image to get to the store.


Crosses Palm With Silver 029: Beneath the Half Moon

I've started to blog all things witchy over at the Beneath the Half Moon Blog.  So if you're looking for insight on rituals, how to use moonstone, spells, and totem animals head over there.  I'll be posting links to my articles here as well. 

When Here, Moths Work The Stone

The Serpent & The Wind

The Wounded Healer


The Caravan 040: Escape to New York

Last weekend brought me and the Saturn Sisters to South Hampton where we read cards and whipped out astrology charts for festival goers.  The Festival took place on the Shinnecock Reservation.  I'm still grounding myself from that one but we met some incredible people and got to see Patti Smith perform her magic up close.  Now I have a few things to say about the land and well about artists in general.  Being on the reservation was incredibly intense for me.  Being part Native American it's really hard to look at young girls in bikini tops and cut offs wearing a headdress on their heads.  It's incredibly sad trying to talk to them and realizing they have no idea that the streets and towns are Native American words or how the land reserved for the Native American's gets smaller and smaller as time goes on. 

As someone who grew up understanding that land was more than a piece of property it was a little odd walking onto a reservation and seeing the grass detroyed by vehicles parked on the "lawn".  But our booth was lovely and our hostess was absolutely stunning, a beautiful person inside and out.  "I like to pick pieces by designers that understand nature." she tells me, and I know we've picked the right person to share a  booth with. Bahar you are a force of nature.

The girls and I took a few walks around and scoped out the area.  Mark Krawczuk from The Night Market was there as well as the ever lovely Juliette Campbell who we all know from Shanghai Mermaid.  It's nice to go to a festival and run into friends and other creatives

That first night the magical Patti Smith took the stage, ranting about NY and bring a much needed boost to the festival itself.  Note to anyone on the festival circuit: Friday's are always rough.  The mood shifted, the air swirled.  I was texting Sxip throughout the show, giving him a play by play of the songs and who they were dedicated to.  Patti on stage took control, stopping time to take a breath.  "This next song is dedicated to the land spirits." and went into "Ghost Dance".  The entire show was dedicated to the dead, dedicated to taking back the country that is being destroyed and understanding that we have the power to do so.  I told Sherene and Stefanie. "She's healing the land here.  Musicians, artists, writers, and healers, the land so desperately needs us right now.  We are the ones healing it." And with that Patti recited parts of Ginsburgs "Howl".  I texted Sxip, "She's got me in tears again dedicating this one to Amy Winehouse. She's channeling bigtime.  So fricken powerful."

Photo by Danny North

We came back to the hotel and found out the US credit score had dropped.  Tired and emotional we stayed up and talked astrology, music, and art.  I excused myself and took a bath. letting warm water and salt run over me.  I put on an amulet a very special person had given to me and held it close against my chest. I just need to sleep.  And I did.

Sherene and I took this at the hotel pool the next morning.  The energy had lifted and I had promised that before I set foot on the grounds I would ask the land spirits for a sign we should stay.  We headed off to breakfast in the adorable town and took a quick 5 minutes at the beach where I said hello to the horizon.  Upon getting to the grounds I had already gotten my sign.  A reading was waiting for me as I got there.  And from then on it was client after client all amazingly beautiful people who I am so thankful to have gotten to known even if just for 10-15 minutes.

I took a break to walk through the grounds again, this time being lead deep into the forest where a melody was calling to me.  Of course this melody was from the one and only Gamelatron.  If you have never heard the Gamelatron I suggest you do, it's melodies are healing and draw me away from crowds and into that magic space.  My friend Aaron "Taylor" Kuffner created it and it's one of the most beautiful awe inspiring creations I've seen in a long time.  I can't express how much I love it and him.

Later in the day a woman stopped me.  "I'm not sure why I'm doing this but this belongs to you." She handed me a red rose.  I smile. I do.



Crosses Palm With Silver 026: Taurus New Moon

Beneath the Half Moon is back and just in time for that lovely lovely Taurus New Moon. 

We also have a new blog on tumblr filled with astrological updates, spells, and class information.  Next circle will be Tuesday May 3rd 8 p.m. Click the pic below to check out the new blog and see what the New moon brings.