We are getting all kinds of Witchy this October episode - we’re excited to share this conversation with Tarot bad @ss Melissa Cynova. 🕯️ Melissa is an award winning author and tarot reader from St. Louis, MO. Her latest book, Kitchen Table Magic is out now. We talk magic, the archetype of the witch, grief, toxic positivity and pumpkin spice lattes - there is more to them than you realized. True story! As is the case when Melissa and I together swearing happens so you have been warned - there will be f* bombs a plenty.
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Theme music by: The Lunar Group
Ke’oni Hanalei is an alchemist, Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner and founder of Pohala Botanicals https://www.pohala.net/ in Kula, Maui, Hawaii. Ke’oni comes from a long line of medicine holders (called Kahuna here in Hawaii), his lineage extends far, far, far back in time. He inherited sacred fern medicine wisdom his Grandmother, Kau’ikeonalani. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Ke’oni as we discuss masculine & feminine energies, emotional intelligence and what we are all called to be and do to fulfill our destinies and the destiny of the planet. Definitely follow Ke’oni on Instagram at pohala_hawaiian_botanicals - his website is pohala.net.
Aloha means love.
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masculine & feminine energies, compassion, purpose & meaning, Emotional intelligence - feeling the feels, true expression of the Self
There is more than a little bit of Hawaiian language used in the podcast so here is a handy cheat sheet in case you need it. The Hawaiian language is contextual and relational as well as poetic. It frequently does not translate directly 'one to one' and words have multiple meanings but here is my best attempt to share the meanings of some of the words used in the podcast.
Aloha: There are many meanings of aloha but my sense is that they culminate in what we call Love with a capital L. It’s worth noting that 'alo' means ‘presence’ and ‘ha' is the breath of life - so in a way it’s the recognition of sacred presence which is Love. It’s used as both hello and goodbye as well.
Kapili (kah-pee-lee) : to bond, synthesis, put together, unite
Kapu (kah-poo): forbidden, sacred, protected (because it’s sacred)
Pōhala: to recover consciousness; to wake from stupor. PōHALA, to ascend.
Huna: secret, hidden
Kahuna: expert, priests/priestess, keeper of sacred knowledge, medicine holder
'Ike (ee-kay): wisdom
Mana’o (man-na-oh): thought
Kiakahi (key-ah-kah-hee): purpose & meaning
Ke'oni and Julienne
Our guest for this episode is Ste McCabe otherwise known as The Tarot Cat. Ste is a tarot reader, synth-punk musician and counsellor. He has just published Tarot Makes Music - a limited edition magazine that explores the connections between tarot, music and creativity. Our conversation ranged from tarot (of course) music, belief, superstition, mental health and those tarot readings that just kinda fall flat and have you saying “Meh”.
Our first ever triple header - super extra bonus size podcast - all about the High Priestess! Over 2 hours of wisdom from some of our favorite people, Rashunda Tramble and Melissa Cynova.
Part 2 of Julienne's conversation with Archetypal Astrologer Shawn Nygaard. Their conversation focuses on the archetypal symbolism and history the upcoming Saturn in Capricorn in 2020.
Find more info on Shawn on his website: https://www.imagineastrology.com/
Saturn in Capricorn - echoes of the slave trade
- The Handmaids Tale
- Black Panther
- Ancient Babylonia