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In the Kohenet movement, we understand Netivot to be pathways/channels of the Divine in feminine form. Sometimes the word "archetype" is used, but I prefer to think of it of pathways of manifestation of the Divine, in Feminine forms. Sometimes these are faces of the Divine, and sometimes it is the way way Priestess is called to Divine service.⠀ .⠀ The structure of את: a Netivot Wisdom Oracle is organized around three “suits,” for lack of a better term: Vessels, Offerings, Allies. ⠀ .⠀ Vessels: manifestations of Divine in human form. This may be work we do on behalf of the Divine, or ways the Divine appears in our waking/sleeping dreams - and in those all around us.⠀ .⠀ Offerings: these are gifts the Divine offers us and offerings we may/are asked to give to the Divine. Sometimes these are physical items and sometimes it is simply a way of being.⠀ .⠀ Allies: animals, plants, places, objects — anything that provides us with support through a pathway of the Divine.⠀ .⠀ All of these are facets or expressions of the Netivot, which means that to get the most out of the deck — it helps to understand the spiritual concept of “Netivot."⠀ .⠀ So much more on this at http://www.devotaj.com/wisdom-oracle/⠀ .⠀ www.devotaj.com⠀ www.patreon.com/devotaj_arts⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #judaism #divinefeminine #goddessvibes #goddesstribe #shekhinah #shekinah #kohenettribe #jewish #jewitch #spi#spiritjunkie #spi#spirituality #kabbalah #feminism #fem#feminist #redtent #spiritjunkie #spirituality #goddesslife #sacred #abundance #blessings #feminist #embodied #sacredfeminine #feministasfuck #feministaf #jewishwomen #oracledeck #oracledeckcreator #tarot
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When I think of scorpios, I tend to think of power + transformation, just like their correspondence in the tarot, the Death card. 🦂 Scorpios possess a certain power that is undeniable and usually apparent. That person in the corner of the room who isn’t your type but there is just something about them... yeah that’s probably a Scorpio. They’re alluring, magnetic, and often charming. And damn those beautiful eyes... 🦂 Like Pisces, Scorpios are often psychic or have deep intuition. Lying to them is beyond a mistake. They will smell the lie on you before it’s even formed on your lips. They see straight through walls + bullshit and want you to break through (transformation!)They will take an ugly truth to a beautiful lie any day. 🦂 Let’s talk about transformation a bit more. These Scorpions are oozing with the ability to transform lives; they have immense power in this regard. Pulling you deeper into truth, love, desire, power, passion, change. They want to tear down walls but only to build something more meaningful. They want you to join them in shedding skin + digging deeper. 🦂 This reputation they have for being dangerous lovers... if you don’t play them dirty, they are deeply loyal (once their loyalty is entrusted to you which takes time), endlessly kind, and able to sense your suffering perhaps even before you recognise it. 🦂 But a Scorpio scorned has consequences. I think the reason they get one of the worst reps regarding breakups is precisely because of how powerful they are. Each of the signs can manifest negatively or positively thus all signs have potential for annoying breakup habits. The reason people remember how bad it got with Scorpio is because they will make sure you remember. They can hit you where it hurts (metaphorically of course). 🦂 Manifesting negatively, they can have a tendency toward jealousy. Not that you would know it before they made it known. Their game is dope. They keep that resting bitch face on... until they’re ready to tango. 🦂 Scorpio at its best is magnetic, magical, powerful, deep and with an incredible power to transform individuals/lives. They will take you deeper. Prove your loyalty and then let them. #scorpio
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I used to hate seeing the way my belly looked in anything tight or form fitting. I have what’s called an “apron belly” which has always made me feel self conscious because it’s not the “right” kind of fat body as far as society is concerned but the more I learn to love myself the less I care about tight clothes. Self love is eternally important 💕 #loveyourself #effyourbeautystandards #fatbabe #fatpunk #fatgoth #spoonie #jewitch #plussizemodel #ootd #torrid #fatshion #fatshionfebruary #alternativecurves #nonbinary #genderqueer #vbo
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500 beautiful followers ☺️✨ ▫️ I am so grateful for this magical + powerful community and the wise witches + friends it has brought into my life. It is so nourishing + inspiring to share in all your magical practices and to be a part of the ongoing reflections + conversations. Thank you for the exchanges, support, warmth and light. ▫️ To show my gratitude I am offering three FREE tarot readings using my elemental guidance spread which provides some astro advice drawing on your sun + moon sign and provides a message for you from each of the elements. ▫️ To enter comment below with an elemental emoji🔥💧🌬🍃 by 10pm GMT/(5pm EST) tomorrow (Tuesday) evening and I will enter you for a free elemental reading! Thank you again for following my space. 🙏🏼✨
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From now until the 20th of March, the sun is in Pisces! Mercury + Venus are also in Pisces until the 6th of March so welcome to Pisces season indeed! 🐠 Pisces is a deeply intuitive, contemplative, sensitive + compassionate sign. Pisces feel pain + suffering in a profoundly visceral way. They tend to not only suffer from their own trauma/circumstance but for the painful experiences of their loved ones + the collective. Weltschmerz or ‘world pain’ is something Pisces are deeply familiar with; they’re not only in tune with the pain of others but also heartbroken over unreached possibilities/potential. 🐠 While on the one hand, Piscean energy can have us mellow + going with the flow, Piscean energy can also bring us deep into our feels. Being proactive about how we’re going to tune into this intensity and manage our emotions + memories/revelations can be beneficial. Journaling is always a great way to work through feelings + track patterns. 🐠 Another great practice for Pisces season is dream tarot. Draw a card each night before you sleep and without looking, place it under your pillow. In the morning, record any dreams or bits of dreams you remember. If they aren’t whole or clear, just record what you remember: colours, sounds, places, sensations, etc. Do this close to waking so you can recall with as much detail as possible. Then retrieve the card from beneath your pillow + reflect on the card itself. Write down the images + messages that come to mind and then try and draw any parallels between your dream + the card - however literal or abstract. Meditate on this card for the day. 🐠 Pisces have a tendency for escapism when the feels hit so let’s try and make sure our escape practices are healthy! Creative expression (poetry/painting/music) are great outlets for this season. It doesn’t matter if you’re “artistic.” It doesn’t need to go anywhere or be shown to anyone, it’s just good to create + express. 🐠 Welcome to psychic, deep, dreamy Pisces!✨ #pisces #piscesseason #venus #mercury
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The eight of pentacles is a card of diligence + hard work. The crafted pentacles are not put on display. This is work being done to hone a craft; technical precision through dedication. Dedication should be balanced with rest. It’s better to do quality work for a few hours than to just work for the sake of. Be focused + intentional. If you struggle to start or maintain momentum, break down the work or project in small manageable tasks and chip away piece by piece, day by day. #mythictarot
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Working on identifying/sigil/logo for the Oracle Deck, now that the name has changed from "Wisdom of the Hebrew Priestess" to "את: a Netivot Wisdom Oracle" . The structure of the deck is Vessels, Offerings, and Allies. . As I brought the Aleph and Tav together I realized that it also could have the three elements. This also is intended to echo the three mother letters of the Sefer Yetzirah. . The letters in using for this are from a 16th century (CE) Italian book of alphabets that I found on archive.org . Still working out the details, but it's getting close! . . . . . . . . , #sacredart #sacredarts #ale#aleph/a> #alephbet #aleph #tav #ivrit #jewish #judaism #lineart #vellum #menorah #judaica #oraclecards #oracledeckcreator #netivot #priestess #sacredartist #acreativedc #jewitch #kohenettribe #spiritjunkie #reference #cosmiclibrarian
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I’m in between moving, I’m snowed in the house that has food thankfully!! This move was unplanned and unorganized, there’s a lot happening for me in this. I’m glad to have my sons help and support. Grateful for my support system..I’d be lost. #bruja #jewitch #priestess #kohenettribe
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Last night I began the month of Adar by adapting the Rosh Chodesh ritual I first created for the group I led out of my home, then adapted to a service for OneShul — into a solo ritual. Well, semi-solo since I decided to live stream it on Instagram. . The epic candle bowl by @ritual_provisions , I bought to use just for this purpose. It will last for several months (at least). . As always, world events make their way into my prayers and ritual. Too many times I had to start a service by talking about a massacre. The time for “thoughts and prayers” is as the sun sets and the moon rises. Then as the sun rises - it’s time to take action. It is never “too soon” to do something on behalf of those who have been murdered. In the same breath you can offer condolences, and then offer action for change. . Adar is supposed to be a month of increasing joy. Let us pray — and use it to propel us to action — that joy increases by decreasing the threat of gun violence. It is time for courage and to end the on going child sacrifice to the false-god of the gun. . . . . . . . . . . . . #roshchodesh #adar #endgunviolence #jewish #judaism #kohenettribe #jewitch #candles
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#NewMoon. #NewBeginnings. Perfect timing since #cla#cla#classes (#bachelorofarts #Psychology) officially started today. Happy #RoshChodesh! •••••••••••••••••• #school #college #health #mentalhealth #magic #jew#jewish #jewitch #jewish #classes #class #student #healthprofessions
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Tonight is Rosh Chodesh Adar: the Moon of Revealing.⠀ .⠀ May it finally be there right time to deal with America's idolatrous worship of guns. May it finally be revealed to those in power that the sacrifice of children on the altar of guns must end. Pray tonight - but act tomorrow.⠀ .⠀ Full post at Patreon.com/devotaj_arts . . . . . . . . . . . #roshchodesh #adar #roshchodeshadar #chodeshtov #thoughtsandprayers #endgunviolence #gunskill #tikkunolam #priestess #redtent #jewish #judaism #jewitch #spiritjunkie #spiritualpractice #praywithyourfeet #namingthemoons
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I don’t adhere to the idea that FIRE/AIR signs + WATER/EARTH signs are doomed incompatible. Drawing on Rav Jill Hammer’s concept that each season has an element in abundance and an element in need, I find the same to be true about people + romantic pairings. Relationships are ultimately about what two (or more) people are willing to build together; sharing a vision and wanting to move toward that vision, creating and reshaping that vision side by side as long as it feels good/fulfilling. Sometimes, it’s not just about the flow, it’s also about the push + pull.
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All of them are so insane for pleasure that they’ve forgotten to die and now, some of them aren’t even girls. 🥀 Pussycat Fever by Kathy Acker #pussycatfever #kathyacker #litwitch
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Yesterday I shared the new name for the Oracle Deck I’ve been developing, which I had been calling “Wisdom of the Hebrew Priestess.” On a nice walk down the C&O Canal on a recent Shabbat afternoon, I received a new name for it "את: a Netivot Wisdom Oracle.” And while the transmission of this was clearly about the use of את as “eht", the Hebrew word that indicates the object of a sentence in the “accusative” tense - there is another meaning that is possible.⠀ .⠀ Hebrew is written without the vowels that appear as dots and dashes below or above (and sometimes inside) the letters. So without changing the letters, you can totally change the meaning by swiping a vowel. In this case את can got from “eht” to “aht", which means “you” (אַת) in the feminine form. ⠀ .⠀ If you need a little more here, the “standard” blessing format is in the masculine ברוך אתה יי (Baruch atah adonai)⠀ .⠀ In the feminine, addressing a feminine face of the Divine, it’s ברוכה את שכינה (B'rucha at Shekhinah).⠀ .⠀ Hebrew is a gendered language so nearly every word breaks down on binary female/male - with very few neutral or non-binary options (although that is beginning to be addressed). Considering this Oracle Deck is about pathways through which the Divine appears to us in feminine forms, this little grammatical trick seems less like coincidence and more like a connection that I was supposed to find. ⠀ .⠀ I doubt I’m the first to find this, but it’s the first I’ve had the consciousness of it. ⠀ .⠀ I invite you to think of the Oracle Deck as "YOU: a Netivot Wisdom Oracle” or "את: a Netivot Wisdom Oracle.” I invite you to think of “את” as a name for the feminine face of Divine, as symbol of Divine Presence, as a joining of masculine/feminine energy, as something beyond the binary - a "third integral wholeness" (as @noospherica shared in a dialogue around the previous post), or as however you understand and integrate it!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ora#ledeck #divinefeminine #goddesstribe #priestess #kohenettribe #judaism #jewish #jewitch # indieoracledeck #workinprogress #redtent #spiritjunkie #tarot #ora#oraclereadernstagram #oraclereader #wisdom #womenswisdom #gra
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Look who's back. . My card for the week is "Leitzanit" (Sacred Fool). . She's no fool, but she calls out the foolishness. That smile? Deep with knowledge. That laugh? Rings with truth. Those eyes? See right through the bullshit. . Laugh it up. Because some days it's thats what really brings the truth. . . . . . . . . . .#wothpbeta #sacredart #oraclecards #onecardreading #oraclereadersofinstagram #sacredfool #foolcard #jewish #jewitch #priestess #sacredarts #tarot
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After posting about Pisces, I got asked to write about Aquarians (which is funny since Aquarians don’t really fancy being told who they are... so I guess I better get this right lmao) 👽 We all know Aquarians have a reputation for being unique, community-based + open-minded (but don’t forget they’re a fixed sign which can make them dig their heels in/be stubborn). They greatly value friendship, are swelling with ideas + approaches, and yes have a tendency to detach. 👽 I think their detachment is misunderstood. Or perhaps, we need to reframe how we understand detachment. Sometimes this is framed as a fear/aversion to (romantic) intimacy but I actually think Aquarians build intimacy deeply — it will just be built on their own terms and in their own time. These little aliens are DEEPLY loyal. It takes time to build trust and for them to feel connected enough with someone to open up. Friendship will be a foundational core to their romantic relationships. (Tip: they find intelligence 🔥)They’re enigmatic but once connection is established, we get to be friends/lovers with a highly unique individual! A thinker, a seeker, a helper, a compassionate, adventurous person who ponders the existential + shades of grey. 👽 They value their independence and don’t want to be caged (or boxed) in. They will likely need time alone to retreat and recharge. But they can grow to feel isolated when they cut off friendships and relationships. It then becomes about understanding how to build intimacy with them; how to foster a relationship where they simultaneously feel grounded and free to fly. Whatever that means for them. 👽 Thank you for your weirdness, your ideas, and how much you care for us, you little humanitarians. I know we often fail to live up to the funky psychedelic alien beings you’d likely rather be kicking it with but us earthlings are grateful for your blessings. ⭐️ #aquarius #aquariusseason #thefoxtarot
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There's an interesting bit of Hebrew grammar that adds the word "eht” (את) to define the object of a sentence. It's not really translatable as a word, into other languages. One of my Hebrew teachers said to think of it as "this here," but you don't actually say that. I’m sure it’s something that native Hebrew speakers don’t think much about. It would be like me over thinking the word “of” or “if” or some other mundane bit of grammar.⠀ .⠀ But, of course, with Judaism - nothing is too small to find meaning in. We find meaning and new stories in the negative space. It’s part of what makes Judaism so dynamic and alive. The text is never just what’s on the page. That’s just where you start.⠀ .⠀ So imagine my delight (and probably anyone who’s ever encountered it) when I was taught that this little grammatically necessary but untranslatable word “eht” (את) has a deeper meaning. My teacher, Rav Kohenet Ye’ilah (aka Rav Kohenet Rabbi Jill Hammer) teaches that it is the hidden presence of Shekhinah in all text. From the first line of B’resheit (Genesis) to the most mundane bit of modern conversation.⠀ .⠀ What else could defines the “there-ness” of the object of a sentence than the Presence of the Divine (aka Shekhinah). I see Shekhinah as She Who Forms Space. She doesn’t “make” the space — that’s Tzimtizmai — but the Presence defines it, it holds it, it “forms” it. ⠀ .⠀ I’ll let you in on a secret. The reason I’m bringing this up again, is because the Oracle Deck I’ve been working on is getting a new name. Or, rather, its true name has been revealed to me in a moment of transmission. The true name of the deck is “ את: a Netivot Wisdom Oracle"⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ora#ledeck #divinefeminine #goddesstribe #priestess #kohenettribe #judaism #jewish #jewitch # indieoracledeck #workinprogress #redtent #spiritjunkie #tarot #ora#oraclereadersofinstagram #oraclereader #wisdom #womenswisdom⠀
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I think Pisces are often misunderstood. This happens with all the signs (imo) when people rely too heavily on the most commonly associated attribute of that sign: dreamy Pisces, mysterious Scorpio, unique Aquarius or confident Leo. ▫️ Each sign is layered with nuance and complexity, complexities that take on different shape depending on someone’s chart. ▫️ I often hear people speak about Pisces as if they have their head permanently in the clouds, completely detached from reality, and bound to flake at any given moment. But I tend to see Pisces as recognising both the reality as it unfolds before their eyes, and a second perception of how things could be, keeping an eye on both horizons. This is what people tend to ignore in Pisces: how observant they are. Being dreamy doesn’t necessarily mean detached and I think it’s important to recognise how the escapism manifests and how it can be helpful in pushing people seek not only what is but what could be. These little fish see everything. And we need our little dreamers! There is more wisdom drawn from their escapism than we sometimes recognise or afford. ▫️ Again, this generalising happens with all the signs but I did a reading for a Pisces moon friend (some of my favourite people have this placement ☺️) so I was reflecting on Piscean energy this morning. ▫️ I’m a huge sap for all the signs and don’t believe in “bad” signs or placements. There is duality inherent to each sign, house, aspect, planet, and I think it’s important to honour that complexity. There are more difficult placements sure, but it’s all about doing the work to draw out the energy in meaningful ways and work to extinguish or shift that which is “ugly” or manifesting uncomfortably. ▫️ Swim on my little fishes ☺️🐠✨ #pisces #thefoxtarot Deck: @thefoxtarot
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I'm basking in some love this Saturday morning! I'm feeling so seen by the incomparable @aceoftarot in her mini-profile of me. ♡ I've been making video after video this month, and it has been a steep and exciting learning curve. ♡ Today I'm pausing to appreciate all the progress I've made. This body of work is just a tiny piece of the cathedral I want to create. But it is a central, load-bearing column! ♡
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Enough seen. The vision has been encountered in all skies. Enough had. Sounds of cities, in the evening, and in sunlight, and always. Enough known. The stations of life. — O Sounds and Visions! Departure amid new noise and affection! ▫️ Departure by Arthur Rimbaud
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Continuing my week of G'virah (Queen). . Had a big lesson yesterday in taking responsibility, even when you think it's not your "fault." . When you are in a position of "power" - it's should be about service. So if something goes wrong, someone misses something important - it's on you (me) to acknowledge where I didn't do my job. It's not just about what s/he didn't do. It's a question of how did I not support them well enough. Not to beat myself up, but to learn and be better. . My card this week was "Embrace the Fullness of Your Power" -- and this is a huge lesson for me in what this means. . This morning I took another look at the other G'virah card - "Exercise Power from the Place of Spirit." . It's a good reminder that my real job as a leader of to make sure that those that it's about lighting up the night for those who look to you. Power for - not power over. It's about empowering them, not wasting time"proving" to everyone how powerful you think you are. . More about this in-progress Oracle Deck at devotaj.com and patreon.com/devotaj_arts . . . . . . . . #oraclecards #oraclereadersofinstagram #indieoracledeck #indietarot #jewish #kohenettribe #jewitch #queen #gevirah #goddesstribe #abundance #sacredart #spiritjunkie #sacredarts #cardreading #priestess
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spent my day doing some readings for a few Aquarius friends ☺️ 👽 I tend to offer my friends a birthday reading if they desire. I have an elemental spread based on the Judaic conceptualisation of directions (six instead of four including above and below) drawing from the minor arcana for the elements/directions + major for above/below. It’s an offering of messages from the directions as you step into your next year. 👽 Because it’s a birthday reading I also draw an astrological signifier (sun/moon/rising or even Venus/mars/Mercury depending on the person/situation) drawing on their chart for guidance and encouragement. 👽 It’s been a long standing tradition of mine and one of my favourite practices. I find that it deepens my relationship with both my friends and astrology in a really fun and thoughtful way as you merge the personal with the practical, the emotional with the intellectual, and the intuitive with the material. 👽 Just feeling grateful for friendship and Aquarian energy and all my little freaks who march to the beat of their own drum. Keep doing you. x
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Quotes for The Queen!⠀ .⠀ The G'virah, my card for the week, is challenging me to own my power. While this quote is by Naomi Wolf, I think it also applies to @janellemonae, who I've mentioned before as someone I see as an embodiment of the G'virah - Queen. ⠀ .⠀ She rocks that red lipstick when she wants to. She's an embodiment of clothing as self-expression. She works her looks for desired effect and they seem to be her inner self shining through.⠀ .⠀ I'm also reading a book right now called "Trappings: Stories of Women, Power, and Clothing" by Tiffany Ludwig & Renee Piechocki (http://amzn.to/2BZIdjs).⠀ . 💋⠀ 💄 .⠀ . 💋⠀ 💄 .⠀ . 💋⠀ 💄 .⠀ . 💋⠀ 💄 .⠀ . 💋⠀ 💄 .⠀ . 💋⠀ 💄 .⠀ . 💋⠀ 💄 .⠀ #queen #janellemonae #jewish #oracledeck #gevirah #jewitch #quotes #feminism #power #lipstick #red#redlipsticklution #revolution #redlipstick #goddesstribe #workit
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She is wild neon light rocket red tiger lily thighs stitched with topaz thread she is honey spread delicious a vagabond vision all black leather and ripped lace a grace I could both thirst and thrive for || TLL ▫️ pardon me while I write about femme magic for the rest of my life 💕✨
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My card for the week is the G'virah (Queen) with the message: Embrace the fullness of your power. . I wake up to news about abuse of power - 45 calling dissent - treason. . Then I get on the bus to work and finish listening to a great episode of @hiddenbrain about power. . Definitely getting the message lord and clear to explore my relationship to and expressions of power. . How about you? What is your relationship with power right now? Your own or others? . Card from in-progress Oracle Deck based on teachings of @thehebrewpriestess www.devotaj.com Patron.com/devotaj_arts . . . . #oraclecards #wisdomofthehebrewpriestess #WOTHP #power #queen #timesup #shepersisted #reclaimingmytime #oraclereadersofinstagram #oraclereading #indietarot #indieoracledeck #jewish #jumblr #judaism #kohenettribe #hebrewpriestess #jewitch
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Janelle Monáe (janellemonae) is such a fierce queen of a woman. No news to anyone.⠀ .⠀ My card for this week is the G'virah - which translates as Queen, Matriarch, Lady and we also say Warrior.⠀ .⠀ The phrase on the card (swipe to see) is "Embrace the Fullness of Your Power".⠀ .⠀ When I see that phrase and ANYTHING Janelle Monáe does - I understand what this means. ⠀ .⠀ I especially understand it in contrast to what we saw of Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) at the Super Bowl halftime show last night. As a rule, I'm a JT fan. I enjoy some of his music and I like that unlike many celebrity musicians/performers -- he actually seems to be enjoying himself. But to what end? What is he actually saying? He's hardly known for being political, but that performance was some how both energetic and lazy. ⠀ .⠀ It was culturally tone deaf. And I'm sure a lot of people were happy about that. I'm not one of them.⠀ .⠀ I'll take Janelle Monáe's power-filled, yet ease-ful presence any day. She is in the fullness of her power, she knows it, we know it - and she brings it with purpose on behalf of others.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ora#oracledeck/a> #oracledeck #oraclereadersofinstagram #jewish #queen #beaqueen #fuckthepatriarchy #quotes #feminist #jewitch #blacklivesmatter #timesup #janellemonae #justintimberlake
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As expressed in the Torah, “each person is a small world.” Unification of the masculine, feminine, and child (what we see, hear, and conclude) completes the intellect. || David Krafchow, Kabbalistic Tarot ▫️ When we are standing at the crossroads of our success, seeing our labour and investments in the moment before recognition, we might take that moment to reflect on what we’ve done and what consequences these actions carry. We might also take a moment to articulate our blessings; to reward ourselves for the wielding of our personal power and also acknowledge, celebrate, and praise the power of divinity, of our ancestors, of our siblings and comrades. Let us straddle the axis with determination and gratitude so we are always moving forward with purpose and aim, ready to wield our power and manifest dreams while remaining connected to and in awe of the power of others, above, below, and beside us who guide, inspire, and nurture.
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Watch out world, this witch finally has a familiar. Meet Luna Lovegood! #jewitch #shepherd #rescuedog #westsidegermanshepherdrescue @westsidegermanshepherdrescue @luna_lovegood_reilly
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I'm sharing my challah baking in the "stories" section of Instagram today. . Where are my challah bakers at? . To make it challah, not just yummy bread - it's all about the challah offering. That will happen later this afternoon. , #cha#challah . . . . . . . #jewish #judaism #challah #baking #mitzvah #jewishspirituality #jewitch #shabbat #progressivejudaism #spiritjunkie #priestess #abundance #kohenettribe #jumblr
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the process of healing is non-linear; it is also erratic and enigmatic. I tend to think of the healing process as drawing on both something intuitive and something intellectual. 🌷 There are steps we can take, spaces we can make, ways we can be proactive about doing the very hard work of confronting trauma, working through it, breaking open, letting go. But there is something intuitive too, a force just as strong that we should follow, even if it feels strange or difficult to define. If you feel the urge to howl, howl! If you want to sing and dance and shake it off, do so! 🌷 Don’t be too caught up with what healing *should* look like and instead try to embrace not only the likelihood of a non-linear path, but the multiple forms healing will inevitably take. 🌷 art by @frizzkidart
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My card this week, and the end of a four week cycle - is the Chachama (חכמה) - the Wise Woman. . When I looked at the card this morning, I heard her saying: "seriously. You need to chill. Focus on what matters." . I never see her shaking a finger at me, but rather pointing out the obvious thing I missed. . Wisdom of the Hebrew Priestess Oracle deck- coming soon. . Devotaj.com Patreon.com/devotaj_arts . . . . . . . . #WOTHP #ora#oraclecards #indieoracledeck #tarot #womenswisdom #jewish #jewitch #abundance #wisdom #wisewoman #chachamah #spiritjunkie #spiritualpractice #onecardreading #oraclecards #oraclereadersofinstagram
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“וכי תבאו אל הארץ ונטעתם כל עץ מאכל” היום בט״ו בשבט אני אסירת תודה על העצים הפרי הארץ וכל היצורים החיים. לברך שכינה! לברך את האמהות! לברך הנשית האלוהית!
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May the full / blue / blood moon bring you joy, peace, success, self love, and everything you need. Hag Tou Bichvat Sameah for all jewish folks. Happy Imbolc to all my pagan friends. Que la Pleine Lune vous apporte joie, paix, succès et amour de soi, et tout ce dont vous pourriez avoir besoin. Joyeux Tou Bichvat à mes coreligonnaires et joyeux Imbolc à mes ami.e.s païen.ne.s. #fullmoon #toubichvat #hagsameah #imbolc #jew#jewitchtribe #jewitch #jewish #happyimbolc #pagansofinstagram #witchesofig #witchesofinstagram #pleinelune #supermoon #superlune #bloodmoon #bluemoon #rosequartz #selfcare #bath #magic #spirituality #prayer #abondance
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Some Tu B’Shevat offerings 🍃✨ There are four New Years in Judaism. On the 15th of the month Shevat, we celebrate the new year of trees. 🌳 On this day, we reaffirm our commitment to Mother Earth. This is done through planting trees and/or offering labour and/or tzedakah (charity) toward ecological preservation. 🌳 Some mystical Jews/mystikan (and other sects) honour this day with a Seder with each of the seven species mentioned in the Torah: grapes, dates, figs, barley, wheat, pomegranates and olives. 🌳 Tu B’Shevat sameach, chaverim! ✨
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Look at those packaged up beta-test versions of the Wisdom of the Hebrew Priestess Oracle decks! . Now all I need is for the boxes to mail them in to arrive. . #SoClose . . . . . . . . . #oraclecards #jewish #judaism #madeindc #acreativedc #workinprogress #jewitch #kohenettribe #ribbon #magick #witchywoman #wis#wisdomofthehebrewpriestess #wisdom #WOTHPbeta #lightworker #abundance #spiritjunkie #spiritualpractice #tarot #tarotgram
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Celebrating Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish new year for trees! Feeling the magic of the moon, and feeling gratitude for the lunar Jewish calendar giving me rituals and tradition aligned with the moon. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with me, drinking wine and eating fruit to symbolize the seasons, the realms we live in, and the forces that guide us as we shared songs, poems, questions, and truth honoring the trees, nature, and spirit. All the trees just turned a year older - happy birthday trees! Happy New Year!
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Blessed Super Blood Pie in the Sky Holy Cow, Blue FULL MOON #jewitch #nite
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⠀ When most people think of Shevat, they think of Tu b’Shevat, the “new year” of the trees. Tu b’Shevat is one of the four new years in the Jewish religion. What began thousands of years ago as a tax day on fruit trees, has grown into the Jewish arbor day and/or a spiritual opportunity to explore new growth and our connection to the environment. Like so many of our holidays there are so many layers, so Tu b’Shevat can offer an amazing array of in-roads to exploring Jewish practice.⠀ .⠀ Take some time to appreciate Judaism’s long and fascinating relationship with trees. You might even want to take time to reflect on your own relationship with trees and nature. No matter where you live, take some time to appreciate these amazing partners in life. Without trees, we couldn’t breath, have paper, firewood, and a million other things!⠀ .⠀ As always, there is an expanded version of this post available at patreon.com/devotaj_arts⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ..⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #tubshevat #jewish #judaism #hol#holiday> #trees #plantally #jew#jewitch #nature #earthbased #priestess #plants #bre#breathe #breath #plantwisdom #chagsameach #spirituality #spiritjunkie #jewitch #holiday #abundance
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the new menorah gets to be the centerpiece for our #tubishvat seder display! also featuring various #jewitch artifacts including my lovely little tent by @devotaj_arts - now to eat lots of fruit & nuts & enjoy the "super blue blood moon" outside!!! ✨🌳🌕✨
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▫️ I often speak of working in emotional shifts; something I envision as a necessary part of communal living and a move away from the isolation (and perils) of capitalism. ▫️ Harbouring a burden for someone else then might be understood as an act of labour and love. And the key to us not burning out is twofold. ▫️ First, boundaries. An ongoing conversation with yourself and others about what exactly those are, and knowing them to be mutable; subject to change. Seeing yourself as a pendulum, learning when you must push forward or pull back. ▫️ Second, the idea of communal shifts. When we nurture community, when we heal as a collective, when we make space for the grey and the ugly to be confronted and released, we all move toward being healthier individuals in our communal structures. ▫️ Thus, when we feel weak under the weight of burden, because of the continuous collective healing we’re all facilitating, someone else will rise to our aid to shoulder the weight. ▫️ Today I reflect on how we might shift the dominant focus on the self toward a communal based narrative; how the thoughts and actions that form us as individuals may also aid toward collective healing/communal living
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I'm home sick today, so I'm giving a few of my new crystals a little sun. . ☀️ I went to see my great-aunt over the weekend. She is, without question my family Matriarch. She is the only living sister of three sisters. The eldest was my grandmother. Aunt P is the middle child, and my Aunt H was the youngest. ☀️ . My grandmother died when I was 2, and Aunt P became my grandmother. Aunt H also died young, and Aunt P helped raised my cousins, who were in their teens. . ☀️ Aunt P was married to Uncle D for more than 50 years. He died almost 15 years ago. This leads us to the crystals. Uncle D's hobby was lapidary work. I have several pendants that he made for me, including a HUGE malachite pendant. . Aunt P is in her 90s, and has started asking us all what we might like from the house. I tried to leave with just a set of miniature candle sticks, but then she took me down to the basement. On the shelves was a jar of opal shards, and jars of mixed gem cut off pieces. Not real useful for jewelry making, but great for someone who works with crystals for amulets and such. . There was also a nice little package of chrysoprase bits and in the jars I even found a few finished our nearly finished cabochons. And did I mention that the jars had Manischevitz lids. . Most Uncle D's lapidary supplies are going to one of my cousins. But what I took home felt like such a treasure, and that it came from Uncle D & Aunt P. . As always, there is an expanded version of this post patreon.com/devotaj_arts . . . . . . . . . #crystals #family #matriach #opal #chrysoprase #cabachon #priestess #sacredart #sacredarts #crystalhealing #amulet #selfcare #abundance #ble#blessings #blessing #blessed #judaism #jew#jewitchtribe #jewitch #jewish #healers #lightworker
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#fatfemmewitch in her home. Post apocalyptic warrior witch femmes also need time to relax in their home library . . . . #fatart #art #artist #witch #witchart #femme #queerfatfemme #queerartist #fatartist #pencil #sketch #fatfemmewarrior #jewitch #secularwitch #puppymuse
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Nearly every week since I was 12 I’ve prepared a D’var Torah דבר תורה reflecting on a different theme (often related to the parashah - weekly Torah portion) for the sabbath. ▫️ They are typically delivered with a personal story and end with a call to action (mitzvah) - a direct application of the theme. I typically blend mine with leftist politics and craft it through a queer, intersectional lens. ▫️ Would anyone be interested in me sharing some of these on here? I’ve moved away from my congregation recently and I miss sharing and partaking in this communal ritual. You don’t have to be Jewish! It’s a musing on a general topic/theme like “accountability” or “fear” etc. ▫️ Drop me a comment or a DM if you’d be interested. Hope you’re all having a beautiful evening.✨#psalms
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Celebrating the birthday of trees singing love songs to seeds!✨🌱#NuRoots #Tubeshvat #LAearth @yogi_esquire thank you for connecting me with such magical real co-creators! 🕸 #🌱 #LoveLaMer #loveresonance #birthdayoftrees #sundayinthepark #cityofangles #soundoflove #plantingseeds #magicalreal #circleofsound #vrkasana #parksandrecreation #om #onelove #jewitch
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I took some pictures of the Beta-test version of the deck - and thought I'd share some cards that I haven't shared before! Hopefully I'll have everything ready to ship decks to beta-testers next weekend. There's so much more involved, I've realized than just making the cards.⠀ .⠀ Swipe for a preview of some of the cards.⠀ .⠀ First up is a sampling of the "face cards" - ways the Netivot are represented in human form in the deck: Mekonenet (Mourning Woman), Eimah (Mother), Leitzanit (Sacred Fool), Betulah (Maiden), G'virah (Queen, Matriarch, Protectress), Ba'alot Ov (Shamaness, Woman of Magick)⠀ .⠀ Second is up is the two cards for the Tzovah (Temple Keeper, Shrine Keeper, Guardian at the Thresholds)⠀ .⠀ Third is the two cards for the Neviah (Prophetess).⠀ .⠀ Lastly a little video flipping through a few of there cards. . Questions? Thoughts? Reflections?⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #wisdomofthehebrewpriestess #oracledeck #oraclecards #tarot #indieoracledeck #indietarot #jewish #judaism #kohenetTribe #jewitch #jewishtarot #priestesss #spiritjunkie #redtent #mourning #shekhinah #queen #abundance #makersgonnamake #madeindc #acreativedc
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#workinprogress I always face my hamsas down, but when I saw this photo going the other way - I think I may change the orientation of this piece! . Good progress on this today. . Got the outline stitched and did a LOT of paint touch ups. . Next step will be choosing the verse from Song of Songs, laying that out and embroidering it. . What do you think: fingers up or down? . Do you associate the finger position with a specific culture? i.e. fingers down =hamsa (Hand of Miriam) and fingers up= Hand of Fatima? . . . . . . . . . #hamsa #judaica #jewish #jewitch #judaism #mixedmedia #embroidery #modernembroidery #embroiderymagic #stitchwitch #spiritjunkie #amulet #copper #sacredart #sacredarts #sacredmirrors #priestess #blessings #blessitup #feministart #feministfiberart #fiberart
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finally found enough candles to light up the giant brass menorah i scored last year! planning an impressive #jewitch altar in the future ✨✡️✨#thriftstorefinds #menorah #jewishwitch
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On this day in 1945, the Red Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. I really want that fact to go beyond being vaguely known to being tangibly understood. ◽️ Communists, the workers and peasants army, the people! liberated the largest camp. ▫️ At Auschwitz many saw their final days. Not just Jews, but disabled folks, The Rroma, and “homosexuals,” among countless others who don’t make dominant narratives or history books. ▫️ I want to take a moment to illuminate the fact that “homosexual” is a misnomer in this context. Many LGBT folk beside gay men were lumped into this “category” and while it was rare for cisgender lesbians/bisexual women to be imprisoned for being non-straight - this term did include trans women who were invalidated and made invisible all the way through to their death. ▫️ Let us speak about this so we do not forget the violence and invisibility trans women have faced and continue to face. Let us remember those trans women today as they were, for who they were, let us honour their legacy of resistance and continue to prioritise them at the forefront of our movements. ▫️ Today, I remember them. ▫️ Today I remember my family, those who survived and those who didn’t. ▫️ I honour my Zadie’s communism, my great grandmother’s chutzpah, and the Polish woman who raised my grandmother as her own, taught her Polish, taught her to read, sew, and make pierogi. Kept her safe so I could know her. ▫️ I remember them. I honour them. ▫️ My Jewish siblings! We are here, we are alive, we are breathing! We are our ancestors prayer! ▫️ Most of the world seems to want to write our story for us. But we know from where we come, we know our roots. ▫️ And we will keep rising, we will keep showing up for ALL who are victims of evil and malice and isms. “Because when you come for one of us, you come for all of us, and that just won’t stand.” #internationalholocaustremembranceday #jewitch #shoah #ancestors #blessings #restinpower #resist #wit#witchinstagram #witch #queer #queerwitch #LGBT #transqueerjew
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- Shabbat Shalom to all my purrfect followers! - #shabbatshalom #kittens #jewitch #jewishwitch #catlover
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