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Lightning Strikes Washington Monument: The Tower Tarot Card IRL

Thursday, June 4th, 2020: People continue to rise up all over our country and the world to demand change against racial injustice and inequality. The president of the United States is ramping up his efforts to sic not just the police, but the MILITARY against its own citizens. People are dying in record numbers from a deadly pandemic and the government that is supposed to protect its people is executing and imprisoning them.

As what was once at least masquerading as a democracy veers ominously towards a dangerous and evil dictatorship, a colossal bolt of lightning strikes the Washington monument. This display eerily mirrors not just the iconic imagery of the Tower Tarot card, but everything it represents.

While all Tarot cards convey aspects of the human experience, it is rare to see such a literal depiction, especially one SO fitting in its context. As the lightning struck the Washington monument, it created an iconic Tower Tarot card moment IRL. What is most poignant about this dramatic recreation of the Tower card’s symbolism is what it represents: the downfall of an infrastructure that was not built to last.

In traditional illustrations of the Tower card, the foundation on which the structure was built is clearly unstable. The most literal meaning of this card is the collapse of something that was flawed from the start. Seems almost TOO fitting.

The white supremacist system the United States of America was founded upon was flawed from the start. We are not witnessing the sudden crumbling of something that was working up until now; it was NOT working. The foundation was not just cracked, it was twisted as fuck and certainly not built to support its people. We are witnessing a breaking point that has been centuries in the making.

As scary as this imagery and the world around us may feel right now, there is some measure of hope to be found here. In the Tower card’s illustration, the “divine intervention” of the lightning strike knocks the crown of power right off, ousting those who previously ruled over it.

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Tarot Tuesday on a Thursday because time is an illusion and HAVE YOU NOTICED THE MOON LATELY???

Wow, y’all really let me get away with skipping Tarot Tuesday, huh? I’ll admit, in the absence of a regular routine, my concept of time has been completely distorted! It feels like just yesterday we were talking about the Hanged Man, but that was over a week ago! Anyway, welcome back to your Tarot Tuesday, on a Thursday.

Last night’s epic full moon in Scorpio really captured my full attention! Sometimes I don’t feel much during the buildup towards the full moon, but throughout the week I became increasingly aware of a palpable intensity in the air. Turns out I wasn’t alone; several friends have reached out to me describing a particular feeling of restlessness, passionate energy, and drive to DO something! So it sounds like the perfect time to discuss one of my favorite cards, THE MOON!

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Tarot readings for the people!

Well hello there! Here we are again. Another day, huh?

Today in San Francisco, we received word that our stay-at-home orders will continue for at least another month. And while it has become clear that we are all sooo over being in time-out, it is also painfully obvious that we must continue all the good work we have put in to continue to “flatten the curve” so that we can keep our community as safe as possible during this crisis.

Yes, I am a full-time magical gal, but up until the shutdown, I have also been working as a full-time hairstylist. Like many others, I am currently in a super weird state of limbo, unable to go back to the salon until it is deemed safe by the powers that be. This is certainly a hardship, yet I know my focus must remain on what I can do. With uncertainty in the air and bad news everywhere, I know it is vital to support our community by continuing to put a little more magic in the world in any way I can. Hence the juicy morsels of enchantment served up on here daily.

As someone who has been researching and reading Tarot cards since childhood, I have been receiving a lot of requests for readings! This is certainly an excellent time for insight, clarity, and guidance — all things that a great Tarot reading provides. I would like to formally offer this as a service to anyone in need.

It is deeply important to me to be here for you for all your magical needs. I kindly ask that you consider making a donation for these services. Anything at all will help so much during this challenging time! My suggested donation is $10 per card; I offer readings for anywhere from one to eleven cards, your choice. Each reading will include a photo and a full write-up.

Please feel free to request a reading via either one of my Instagram pages: @californiawitchcraft or @unicornface, or using the form here. I am looking forward to connecting with you, and connecting you with your magic! Remember: I am here for you. I will always remind you that YOU ARE MAGIC. Talk to you soon!