The seasons are changing and shortly we’ll be spending even more time snuggling up inside, so why not warm your mind and soul with it? We’ve just discovered CICO Book’s mesmerising new releases and to say we’re obsessed, well, it’s an understatement… Especially since our very own High Priestess Silja is involved!
This has to be a new fave! We can’t wait to wrap up, look up and be inspired to unravel the messages and guidance sent to us from above the earthly plains with The Moon and Stars Tarot. The deck has specially commissioned illustrations that are filled with powerful imagery; it won’t take a telescope to help you tap into messages sent from the moon, stars, planets and zodiac signs, this 78 card-deck is all you’ll need.
You will be able to enrich and nurture your intuition by connecting to lunar energies while bringing strength to your daily life and light to moments of darkness, just as the moon does to the night. The accompanying book provides interpretations for all the cards, including keywords, a star message and a moon magic affirmation, as well as card spreads which range from a card of the day to more complex layouts for deeper insight. WOW.
(CICO Books, £16.99)
Join Jayne on S&S’s all-new Spiritually Speaking podcast! Where we discuss her brand new deck The Moon & Stars Tarot; the best beginner approach to tarot; Jayne’s own psychic awakening; why the world underwent a recent spiritual shift; famous clients she’s read for and more!
If you’re an S&S reader, you’re going to loooove this (and if you’re not a reader, why not? For Silja alone is why you should be).
The Wiccan calendar is marked by significant festivals, called sabbats. The most famous is Halloween, also known as Samhain, but you will be familiar with others, too, such as the Summer and Winter Solstices. Wiccans celebrate these sabbats with rituals, crafts, and food and drink, and in this book, Silja reveals how you can bring some of that magic into your life, even if working as a solitary witch!
Sija also details other special days throughout the year, (such as August 23, the Roman festival of Vulcanalia, which is celebrated with bonfires), and invites you to discover how Wiccans celebrate personal rites of passage, such as the naming of a baby and a couple committing to each other in a Wiccan wedding, known as a handfasting!
Finally, Silja explains how to write your own daily, weekly, or monthly rituals to bring you peace and happiness. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this is your essential guide to all your Wiccan celebrations.
(CICO Books, £12.99)
By Kristen Riddle
Goddesses have been a source of fascination for thousands of years and their ancient mythologies and legends are still relevant today. This is why we will be using Be Your Own Goddess to practise rituals all autumn. Who doesn’t want to harness the power of goddesses from around the world?!
Kirsten Riddle looks at deities from folklore and mythology, as well as goddesses linked to the elements, the weather, and the planets. Deities featured include Kwan Yin, the caring Asian goddess of mercy; Hathor, the vibrant Egyptian sky goddess; Sunna, the enchanting Norse sun goddess; Selene, the radiant Greek goddess of the moon; and Morrigan, the powerful Celtic goddess of the underworld.
A brief background to each goddess, plus the planets, stones, food, flowers, plants, scents and animals associated with her, will encourage you to tap into your own individual goddess power. Trust us, it’s there.
(CICO Books, £7.99)