Monday, June 1, 2015


  Welcome to The Divination Nation blog!

 We are a duo of  divination divas,  “ spiritual sisters from another mister”. Both of us are life-long Tarotistas, and absolutely obsessed with all things esoteric and paranormal. We’ve created this blog to share our knowledge and to connect with the vibrant worldwide metaphysical community.

 A little bit of background on us: we met and bonded in 2009 and the affinity was so strong, we haven’t looked back since! Crystal’s initial knowledge was handed down via family heritage; Pleasant began her journey independently at age thirteen, saving baby-sitting bucks to purchase her first Tarot deck via mail order. Aside from Tarot, we practice many other forms of divination and metaphysical disciplines, including Reiki and energy healing, traditional magick, crystal work,  pendulum, dousing,soul retrieval, mediumship, and more. We read for clients, write, lecture and teach together as well as working “solo”.  As cray-cray as it might sound, we both work “day jobs” as professional belly dancers, and after our gigs we moonlight as paranormal investigators. Right now, we’re in the process of a giant two-fold project, working on our book Walking The Tarot Path and the accompanying Tarot Alimah deck.

Since we’d love for this blog to be relevant for metaphysically-inclined peeps at every stage of development from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals, our posts will range from basic concepts and info that many of you are undoubtedly familiar with, to stuff that just might make your head explode!

We hope this blog is as fun for you to read as it is for us to write…Enjoy!

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Painting by Pleasant Gehman

  Ah, the Moon…Since the beginning of time, a myriad of myths, legends and superstitions  have surrounded it, because  the Moon is so very important to those of us on Earth.  It rules the tides, the female menstrual cycle, and has an influence on crops and planting.  The Moon has always been associated with mystery, intuition spell casting and magick, as well as with witches, sorcerers, werewolves and vampires. Many goddesses are connected to the Moon, including -but not limited to- Hecate, Artemis, Phoebe Fictional characters have also been linked to the Moon, like Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll, who turned into the murderous Mr. Hyde during the full moon. Typically, the energy of the Full Moon is palpable; it can be felt in the week leading up to it. Because it’s always been noted that people and animals behave in unusual ways during the full Moon, the term “lunatic” was lifted directly from the Latin word Luna.  Ask anyone whose worked as a first responder, in an emergency room, or even a bar if things get crazy during a full Moon, and they’ll let you know in no uncertain terms that traffic accidents, fights, irrational behavior and general mayhem occur much more often during a full Moon.

 On Tuesday, June 2, the Moon becomes full at 4:19 Universal time. All deviant behavior aside, there’s a number of constructive things you can do before or  during this full Moon, or every time the Moon is full. 

 Each Lunar phase is associated with  different types of rituals and intentions.

Full Moon
This is an optimal time for cleansing and recharging your tools of divination, such as Tarot, Lenormand or Oracle cards, dousing rods, crystal balls or pendulums. The energy of any of these can become somewhat weaker due to use, and by exposing any of these to direct moonlight, the Moon will recharge and re-balance them. You can place these objects outside for a Moon bath, or even on a windowsill or tabletop where they’ll get full exposure overnight.

The full Moon is also a potent time for magick, manifestation, and celebration.  If you have an altar set up, burn silver or white candles during the full Moon, making affirmations and setting your intentions. Write them down on a piece of paper and sleep with it  tucked under your pillow.

New Moon
The new Moon is ideal for new beginnings.  For centuries, crops and gardens are have been planted during new Moons, and it’s also a great time to plant the seeds of change in your life.  The new Moon will help you to successfully make a fresh start. Now is the time for setting goals and planning for the future, beginning work on a creative project, starting a new job or diet, taking a class, embarking on a trip or implementing a healthy fitness routine.

Waxing Moon
 This Lunar phase is a fantastic  for manifesting positive energy and abundance, concentrating on any and all things you’d like to bring to you. Whatever you’d like to welcome into your life- love, friendship, financial prosperity, a new job or house- will come to you much more easily if you set intentions during a waxing Moon.  Also, this phase  is a good  for doing work to protect yourself spiritually.

Waning Moon
During the waning Moon, concentrate on anything you’d like to let go. This time is right to clear negativity from your life, and a perfect period to end a relationship that is no longer serving you, to quit any habits,such as biting your nails, smoking, drinking alcohol or caffeine or engaging in negative self-talk. Whatever you kick to the curb during a waning Moon will likely stick, enabling you to release unwanted old habits and energies.

Dark Moon
 During this lunar phase, the absence of light creates a wonderful atmosphere for rest, reflection and self-assessment. Be still, connecting to your inner being and higher powers through meditation.  Many magick practitioners prefer to engage in banishing rituals at this time. Intuition is strong during this mysterious phase, and the information you gather from the depths of your unconscious can be profound. During a dark Moon, do some dream work, writing down whatever you remember , because your innermost voice is speaking to you.

Check the Lunar Phases by time zone & major cities here:


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