Archive | August 2015

Facebook’s Discrimination of Pagans

Lady Spring Wolf - 06.2015

Lady Spring Wolf – 06.2015

Help Fight Discrimination on Facebook!

Facebook has made a policy that allows any user to report another member because they do not like their name or think the name is being used to bullying others or is fake. However this policy is being used as a weapon by cyber bullies and religious terrorists to harass and intimidate minorities. This happened to me this week.

All it takes is for someone who doesn’t like you, your name or the content of your page to send Facebook a report about your displayed name making an accusation that it’s fake and your account is suspended. No double checking, no review of your page or content, no contacting you first. Your account is suspended until you can prove you are who you say you are.

Update: 08.22 – 4:50pm Eastern
This afternoon FB responded to an email I submitted concerning this issue. They are asking for additional ID information. I’ve provided 3 forms of ID already. So I sent them an image of the cover of my book and demanded my page be reinstated.

In the meantime we have converted one of our FB administration accounts to serve as what we hope is a temporary FB page for Spring. You’ll find her at:

Update 08.26 – I’m back!  One Win For The Pagan Side!

In February 2015 Steve Dent  wrote in “Native Americans still battling Facebook over ‘real name’ policy.”:
Facebook itself doesn’t pore through names to check authenticity. Instead, the reports often come in bunches from users targeting minorities, making Facebook an unwitting party to discrimination. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Six of Wands

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Six of Wands

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

The journey brings welcome and accolades from friends and fans. Be gracious and thankful for the attention. Even though it takes work and you maybe a little tired from the trip, it’s well worth the effort. Don’t ignore those who helped you arrive. You could use the goodwill and the confidence boost right about now.  Humility and grace are on the schedule.

Additional Insight:

You’ve put in a lot of work to get noticed and that’s finally paying off. Don’t miss the chance to receive the accolades because you’re tired and in a bad mood. That one moment could destroy what you’ve spent months and even years to build.

Whither you’re trying to gain the attention of one person or a stadium full of fans, this is your moment to acquire the warm welcome. You have arrived. Be gracious and humble. Make sure you acknowledge those who helped you along the way. And remember you wouldn’t be here if it were not for those supporting you and cheering you on.

All that support from the tiny to the big, kept you going and got you through the rough patches. They brought energy into your days when you thought you had nothing left. And they gave you encouragement and inspiration when you couldn’t see over the obstacles in your way. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Ace of Wands – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Ace of Wands - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Be careful what you hold onto, you could get burned. Sometimes there’s a very good reason to let go of something you feel passionate about. There’s hidden issues, or unseen attitudes that could land you in a lot of trouble. Don’t regret the decisions you’ve made when you know you’ve done your best. Every thing happens for a reason, in the right time and place when you follow your instincts and go with the flow.

Additional Insight:

Magik is the art of energy manipulation. No other suit in the Tarot represents that art more than the Wands. They represent the essence of Enterprise & Inaction, Inspiration & Pessimism, Distinction & Disregard. They express these energies through the manner in which you put forth your thoughts and deeds. Your intentions are what’s key in the art of magik.

Your intent defines and infuses the energy you put out and what you get in return. But none of us are alone in this world. When you express energy to attain something, you are merging your intention with that of others involved in the situation. One is not more “powerful” or “weaker” than the other. They merge together and move forward with a pattern of energy that can predict the probable outcome of an event based on choices we’ve made.

If your intention is pure, but theirs is not, the Divine Universe has a way of balancing out the situation to keep you from facing issues or hardships that you don’t deserve. Sometimes that means we don’t always get what we “want”. And while it may not feel like it at the time, that’s probably a good thing and a blessings we won’t find out about until later. If at all. So there’s no need to dwell on the situation. Rather chalk it up to an exercise that’s preparing you for the real brass ring you’re really waiting to capture. Because this one wasn’t it.
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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The World – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - The World XXI - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Shine a light on your unconventional methods and you might receive a standing ovation for your performance. There’s always many ways of doing things, especially if they’re old tasks that benefit from new technology. Your version saves time and money, so it will get noticed by those who are sponsoring your task. Be humble, but accept the accolades and let the energy give you a confidence boost. You earned it.

Additional Insight:

Don’t be afraid to make improvements on the old or normal way of doing things. Innovation comes in many forms and only requires imagination to see an alternative. In some cases you can simply update the procedures and note the benefits. In other cases, go over your ideas with those in charge and get permission to try the new methods. Use your best judgment, but be careful not to ruffle feathers.

This afternoon the reviews will be coming in and you’ll have something to celebrate with family and friends. There could even be a raise or special reward in it for you. It’s ok to feel pride in your accomplishments. But remember no one goes it alone. So be humble and say thanks. But don’t boast too much or brag to those who you know are struggling in their tasks. Continue reading

Next On The Ænigma Project – Is Your Life Predestined?

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The Ænigma Project is a discussion group focused on the realm of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious events that sometimes take place in our lives. Through multiple view points and experiences, we seek to enlighten our listeners and elucidate that which has become hidden beneath the many layers of misunderstanding and fear.

Join Paul Cagle and his co-hosts Sushi and Springwolf as we share our research, knowledge, insight and humor of the spiritual and paranormal. Be part of the Ænigmite Crew and play “Truth or Tale”, see if you can tell the stories that are real, from those that are made up. And find out what the latest strange or paranormal is being talked about for the week as we discuss the “News of the Day”.

You can join in the chat room to share your perspective or ask questions for the panel to contemplate and address. Or simply listen to the show LIVE!

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Eight of Wands – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Eight of Wands - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Be careful what you ask for, somethings come with a shock attached that can knock you off your feet. The grass is always greener on the other side, because you’re too far away to see the weeds. Don’t let the warped view of others, alter your course. You  don’t see what they see, nor have you walked in their shoes. Show some compassion and try to look at things from their side. You might be trying to get to the same place.

Additional Insight:

Everyone has their view of the world around them. And even when they’re standing right next to you, what can be seen and how it’s viewed will be different. Your experiences always warp your view and no two people have gone through the exact same things in life.

You may see flaws, when they see blessings. You may see the glass half empty, when they’re excited to merely have a glass. When you can’t walk in their shoes, try to show some compassion instead of making them see things your way. Attempt to understand where they’re coming from and respond differently to their knee jerk reactions. You could be hitting a nerve that has never been able to heal. And they’re responding to those deep wounds that seriously color their view.
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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Nine of Pentacles

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Nine of Pentacles

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Spend your time on the brighter things in your life. Be at peace and enjoy the blessings you have around you. It looks like a wonderful weekend filled with abundance and grace. Take time to listen to your natural instincts, there’s a message coming your way. Remain positive and by the middle of next week, things will be looking up in your domain.

Additional Insight:

Don’t get bogged down in the negativity around you. Let the past be what it is and isolate yourself from those who want to push you back in time. Just because they can’t accept the consequences of their actions, doesn’t mean you have to allow them to pull you back into the muck and mud.

Your hands are clean and you’ve done all you can to muddle through the tragedies you’ve faced. You’ve endured and come out stronger than you went in. Keep in mind what you do today sets up your future. Don’t allow the nay-sayers to get under your skin or take you back to a situation they know nothing about.

You’ve won your wings, now fly above the fray and distance yourself from the turmoil. It’s not your place to teach them a lesson and you won’t need to hand out the karma they face for their own actions. Don’t search for answers today, there’s too much anger involved in the situations around you. Let your opponents wage their war through the weekend and spin their wheels deeper into the mud. They’ll show themselves for what they are, and the tide will turn in your favor.
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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Swords

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Seven of Sword

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

When you set your weapons down and refuse to fight, your adversary has no other choice but to walk away. Let them think what they want about your position. You know the fight wasn’t worth the effort and there was no reason to destroy their weak ego. Always give your cornered opponent a way to save face and walk away. You can’t fight desperation.

Additional Insight:

Surround your enemy and you’ll create a no win situation for anyone. People who are desperate and have nothing left to lose will fight harder and dirtier than any other opponent. Don’t push your adversary into a corner where they have no other option but to fight back with all they have. You might win, maybe. And if you do, the tarnished reputation will be yours. Even if you’re not the one who started the fight.

When you surround an army, leave an outlet free.
Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
~ Sun Tzu “The Art of War”

Showing compassion and giving your enemy a way to escape will sing volumes about you and your character. That alone will allow you to win the day and even the war. But don’t surrender to a battle you didn’t start or that wasn’t your fault to begin with. Sometimes fighting for your reputation is worth the effort. But there are ways to do that quietly where no one needs to know the details behind the scenes. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Temperance – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Temperance XIV - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Don’t let your temper drown you in a sea of anger. Burning bridges is not a good idea today. Hold your tongue and focus on your passion to keep things moving forward. Someone maybe trying to push your buttons. Don’t let them. They have ulterior motives and need you to lose control. Deep breath, stay calm and you’ll get through the day in one piece without being scorched.

Additional Insight:

Someone is going out of their way to force you into a confrontation. It’s the only way they can win their game. Don’t let them manipulate your emotions with accusations or innuendo. You’ll be giving your adversary exactly what they want.

The only way others can win their game, is if you allow their words to inflame your emotions. Be in control of your own destiny and rise above their pettiness. They’re not in the right here and you know that. So why listen to their rhetoric when they can’t prove anything in the first place?

They need you to blow up and become irrational. They need others to see how “out of control” you really are so their story will appear to hold water. Don’t give them the satisfaction and remain calm and secure in your own space. Doing so will show their true colors and the doubts will squarely rest on their shoulders. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: King of Swords – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - King of Swords : Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

As a leader and sovereign of your domain, you are the one who leads the fight, or fights for peace. Going to war is easy. Anger is a quick and often reckless emotion. It’s easy to destroy. But consider all the hard work you’ve put in over the past year to create a peaceful new future. Peace is hard. But it lasts longer and it’s certainly more cost-effective. Manage your emotions and don’t get dragged into a war you don’t need and can’t afford.

Additional Insight:

Letting others manipulate your emotions shows weakness and the lack of control over your own thoughts and views. It’s easy to spin words to inflame others to do your battle for you. It’s hard to inspire and create excitement for peace through negotiation and compromise.

Right now there are great battles waging around you as others are using fear as a weapon to get what they want. Don’t allow their fear of losing something dictate your journey forward. They maybe allowing their lack of confidence cloud their judgement. Or they’re really losing control because of past deeds that are coming back to take its karmic payment. Continue reading