November 18th - Occult Day

Almost everyone has a story to tell about their first brush with the occult or the supernatural…what’s yours? Was it trying out a Ouija board at a slumber party? Having nightmares after watching a horror movie after your parents told you not to? Perhaps actually seeing a ghost at the foot of the bed? Most people, even those who say it’s all nonsense, have had an experience that has taken them outside of the realm of the mundane, stories that we tell in hushed voices with a chill down our spines.

There are so many beloved movies, TV shows and books with supernatural themes, and more appear each year around this time. Why are we so consistently fascinated with the occult? My feeling is that we are all aware on some level that there is more to this world than we can see with our eyes. Even if we find it scary, we can sense that there is a source of deeper, secret wisdom that is there if we choose to access it.

November 18th is Occult Day. What a wonderful excuse to dip your toe into the ocean of the unknown. You can start slow, perhaps read an Anne Rice book or watch an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (trust me, these iconic works still hold up).

Or, if you are ready to go deeper, take that Tarot deck or pendulum out of the drawer and ask them to reveal their wisdom to you.

I believe the mysteries of the occult are there for all of us to explore, but it can be helpful to have an interpreter and guide along the way. As a Tarot reader, that’s my job. I’m not here to scare you or speak with vague and mysterious words, my role is to create a place of sanctuary and quiet magic where you can hear the whispers of your own inner voice more clearly and access source energy more deeply. If you’re thinking of having a Tarot reading but don’t know what to expect, here are some thoughts (

On Occult Day, keep your eyes and ears open for signs, symbols and omens. Something beyond the norm may have a message for you.