Author: Kayla

Halloween Tarot for the Week–7 of Ghosts

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For the upcoming week, I drew the 7 of Ghosts. This card parallels the non-Halloween version of this card, the 7 of cups. Picking this card couldn’t have been more timely, as I recently had an epiphany about how out of touch I’ve been with reality. I’ve become more conscious to how negative my thoughts are and how dark my reality can be in comparison to actual life. This is a card that represents avoiding […]

Saturday Night Musings–Fighting for My Creativity

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I’ve allowed life to pass me by and I’ve been stuck in one hell of a rut. I’ve lost my way–any sense of direction. I want to be creative again, even if it’s simple, small stuff. Even if I’m just scribbling doodles on a piece of scrap paper, I just want to be true to my artistic nature. I’m annoyed with myself from wasting so much time focusing on the wrong things in life. I […]

The Corpse in the Cask–From the Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

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I find The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand to be captivating and comprehensive. Countless urban legends are meticulously alphabetized by title. I enjoy the atmosphere that many of these tales evoke and wanted to share one with you: The Corpse in the Cask In this legend, an English family discovers a barrelful of rum stored in the basement of an old house they recently purchased. Over the course of a year or two they […]

Halloween Party 2019–Viking

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For this year’s soiree, the plan is to continue with the same theme as last year–viking. Viking is a tough theme for me to conceptualize and I tend to decorate in a theme of an old fantasy tavern. Lots of autumn tones and unusual knickknacks. My hope for this year is that I’ll be able to find the time to learn runes so that I’ll be able to do a reading for the guests. I […]

Halloween Tarot Reading: Five of Bats (Reversed)

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I figured now would be the perfect time to whip out my Halloween Tarot deck by Kipling West. This deck is full of inspiration for Halloween–a whirl of colorful and strange characters that suck you into their spooky world. It’s a place full of magic and intrigue. In terms of a question, I just asked the cards for a general overview card. I didn’t harbor a specific inquiry or have anything in particular that I […]

My Favorite Halloween Poems

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Tee hee hee, it’s only my favorite season of the year! Meh to winter, spring, and summer–autumn is my time. I delight in the cooling temperatures, pursuing the aisles for everything black and orange. In the wintertime, I like to listen to carols but for Halloween, I love to fall into the rhymes of a spooky verse. All Souls’ Night, 1917 Hortense King Flexner You heap the logs and try to fill The little room […]

A Few Things I’m Looking Forward To…

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  -Cooking with my cast-iron cauldron (I’ve had it for a year, haven’t tried it once) -Playing around with my apple butter recipe (Though it always turns out too sweet) -Breaking out the giant tubs of Halloween decor (I prefer being vomited in Halloween) -Sharing a few Halloween poems that I’m writing (Anything to evoke the season)  -Being honest with my debt issues, no longer being in denial about my problems (Denial can be really […]

Struggling with Negative Thoughts

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For the past few months, I’ve noticed my anxiety steadily increasing. It’s gone from random thoughts here and there to a continuous sense of dread and panic. My heart feels heavy in my chest and my shoulders are rigid, stiff. I’ve been making every effort to combat the emotions, to focus on anything other than the fear. I know now that I’m going to really have to fight to overcome the emotions because they won’t […]

Sticking By Tough Decisions

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It’s been a challenging week in regards to staying true to some major decisions I made a few months back. It can be tough to make big changes for a variety of reasons; a lot of times life will not welcome these bold moves for one reason or another. When you try to take a step forward, there will be obstacles to try to push you back a few paces. I made a choice a […]

Taking Back my Projects

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For the past few months, I have been in survival mode. It’s only been about making it through the day, just completing the most essential of tasks. I am starting to realize that I wasn’t very good at handling my disappointment with a few people in my life, and I bottled everything up and hibernated. I gave them all of my power, and I allowed them to take complete control of my life. I know […]