pick a card to unlock your magick with the little guide deck and the crow tarot

Pick a Card to Unlock Your Magick

pick a card to unlock your magick with the little guide deck and the crow tarot

Happy Friday, soul family! In today’s pick-a-pile Tarot readings, we are looking at how to unlock your magick. We also happen to have a Sidereal New Moon in Gemini today and it feels like a very magic(k)al lunation for planting new seeds to quickly manifest our heart’s desires.

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The decks we are working with for today’s readings are the Little Guide Deck by Angela Skog over at The Nordic Light and the Crow Tarot (pocket edition). I’m an Amazon affiliate so if you decide to pick up the Crow Tarot via the link, I do get a small commission.

Myth, Lore, and Magic Connected with Crows and Ravens

Crows and ravens have long held a place of significance in myth, lore, and magic across various cultures throughout history. These intelligent birds are often associated with mystery, transformation, and prophecy. I’m currently listening to Crows and Ravens: Mystery, Myth, and Magic of Sacred Corvids on Audible (affiliate link) and absolutely loving it. It’s this audiobook that inspired me to dig out my Crow Tarot deck and also to share some facts about crows and ravens. Crow is definitely one of the best power animals to help you unlock your magick!

Norse Mythology

In Norse mythology, ravens are closely linked to the god Odin, the Allfather. Odin is often depicted with two ravens, Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory). These ravens fly across the world, gathering information and whispering their discoveries into Odin’s ears. This association with wisdom and knowledge underscores the deep connection between ravens and the divine.

Celtic Lore

In Celtic mythology, the Morrigan is a goddess associated with war, fate, and death. She is often depicted as a crow or raven or accompanied by these birds. The Morrigan’s shape-shifting abilities and her connection to the carrion-eating ravens symbolise the cycle of life and death, transformation and rebirth.

Native American Traditions

Many Native Americans revere the crow and the raven as powerful spirit animals. Some Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest see the raven as a creator and trickster figure. Raven stories often depict the bird as the one who brought light to the world, stole fire for humans, or created the first land. These tales highlight the raven’s dual nature as both a benefactor and a mischievous figure.

Greek and Roman Mythology

In Greek mythology, ravens are associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy and intellect. According to the legend, ravens were once white but were turned black by Apollo as punishment for delivering bad news. This connection links ravens to the themes of prophecy and omens.

Symbolism in Magic

In magical practices, crows and ravens are often seen as messengers between the worlds of the living and the dead. Their presence signifies an encounter with the supernatural or to offer insights into hidden truths. These birds are commonly associated with transformation, given their scavenging habits and their place in the natural cycle of life and death.

Ravens in Alchemy

In alchemical traditions, the raven symbolises the nigredo, or the blackening phase. This phase represents the initial stage of transformation where old forms die to make way for the new. This process is a necessary step towards achieving spiritual enlightenment and the creation of the philosopher’s stone.

Modern Interpretations

In contemporary times, crows and ravens continue to capture the imagination. They are often featured in literature, film, and art as symbols of mystery and intellect. Their association with omens and the unknown makes them frequent characters in gothic and supernatural genres.

In addition to crows and ravens, we also have hooded crows (aka grey crows), rooks and jackdaws belonging to the corvid group (Corvidae) of birds. The video below will teach you how to tell those five apart from each other.

Unlock Your Magick Pile 1 – Selenite Heart

The True Love, Strength and Opportunity cards from the Little Guide deck signify the magnetic aura of magick that is naturally yours. Your heart chakra is very strong and this attracts many opportunities your way, both in terms of relationship and the types of events that others consider ‘pure luck’ (there is no such thing!). The Tarot cards below tell you how to refine and harness your magickal power as well as which Element and tools to work with for this purpose.

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Card 1: 9 of Pentacles – What Type of Magick Would Work Best

The 9 of Pentacles suggests that crystal magick would be highly effective for you. This card signifies self-sufficiency, abundance, and enjoying the fruits of your labor. Crystals amplify these energies and can help you manifest abundance and personal growth. Incorporate crystals like citrine, amethyst, and clear quartz into your practices to enhance your magick. These crystals resonate with the energies of prosperity, clarity, and spiritual development, further amplifying your innate magickal abilities.

Card 2: The Star – How to Work the Magick

The Star card advises you to work your magick in conjunction with important celestial and lunar events for the Highest Good of All. The Star is a symbol of hope, inspiration, and guidance, often aligning with cosmic energies. Use the phases of the moon, such as the Full Moon for manifesting abundance and the New Moon for setting new intentions. Pay attention to significant astrological events like meteor showers, eclipses, and planetary alignments to time your rituals for maximum potency. Using celestial energies will help to align your personal intentions with the greater forces of the universe.

Card 3: Death – What Challenge to Overcome to Harness the Full Power of Your Innate Magick

The Death card challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and let go of the past so you can own the most magickal version of yourself. Death symbolises transformation, endings, and new beginnings. To fully harness your innate magick, it’s crucial to release old habits, beliefs, and relationships that no longer serve you. This might be uncomfortable, but it’s a necessary step to allow new growth and opportunities. Embrace change as a natural part of life and view it as a gateway to your highest potential. By letting go of the past, you open yourself up to a future filled with magick and possibility.

Unlock Your Magick Pile 2 – Jackdaw Feather

Patience, New Beginning and Key from the Little Guide Deck symbolise the vibration and magnetic power of your magickal aura. You attract those who seek wisdom and who desire to start over in life. Your patience and ability to tenderly nurture the curiousity of spirit in others makes you someone who attracts both children and animals to you. You have an otherworldly ability to find the solution to longstanding problems. The Tarot cards below signify how to harness your innate magickal abilities.

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Card 1: Page of Wands – What Type of Magick Would Work Best

The Page of Wands suggests that candle magick would be highly effective for you. This card reflects enthusiasm, exploration, and the spark of new ideas. Candle magick harnesses the transformative power of the Element of Fire, which aligns perfectly with the energetic and creative nature of the Page of Wands. Use candles of different colors to represent your intentions, focusing on the vibrant energy of flame to manifest your desires. Whether it’s for new beginnings, inspiration, or spiritual insight, candle magick will amplify your intentions and help ignite your inner fire.

Card 2: The Empress – How to Work the Magick

The Empress card advises you to combine candle magick with herbal correspondences and to pay close attention to cycles of growth. The Empress represents fertility, nurturing, and the natural world. Enhance your candle magick by incorporating herbs, essential oils, and other natural elements that align with your goals. For example, use rosemary for protection, lavender for peace, or basil for prosperity. Additionally, align your practices with natural cycles such as the phases of the moon, the seasons, or personal growth milestones to maximise the potency of your magick. This holistic approach will connect you deeply with the rhythms of nature and enhance your manifestation abilities.

Card 3: The Hierophant – What Challenge to Overcome to Harness the Full Power of Your Innate Magick

The Hierophant challenges you to step into a position of leadership and assume the role of a teacher of wisdom. The Hierophant represents tradition, spiritual guidance, and higher learning. To fully harness your innate magick, it’s essential to embrace your role as a leader and mentor in your spiritual community. This might mean sharing your knowledge, guiding others on their path, or establishing rituals and practices that can be passed down.

Overcoming any hesitation or fear about stepping into this role will allow you to fully access and express your magickal potential. Oh, and working with the Element of Fire/Candle Magick is perfect for this! By teaching and leading, you not only inspire others but also deepen your own connection to the wisdom and traditions that enhance your magickal practice.

Pile 3 – Rosary

As indicated by Protection, Good Vibes and Solitude from the Little Guide Deck, your magickal aura is strongly protective. You most likely have a direct link to archangel Michael. Hence, negative energy rarely penetrates your energy field, at least not in any way that creates chaos or irreparable damage. However, because of your active intellect, you do need a lot of alone-time, preferably in nature, so that you can enter into the silence, rest and rejuvenate. The Tarot cards below show you how to harness your full magickal potential.

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Card 1: Justice – What Type of Magick Would Work Best

The Justice card suggests that incantations and the power of the word—whether written or spoken—would be highly effective for you. Justice (Libra/Cardinal Air) is a card associated with balance, truth, and fairness. Incantations, with their precise and intentional use of words, can help you manifest your desires while maintaining harmony and equity. The power of your words can be transformative, enabling you to alter situations in a just and balanced manner. Focus on crafting thoughtful and purposeful incantations, chants, and affirmations to harness this potent form of magick.

Card 2: The Magician – How to Work the Magick

The Magician card advises that your main tool is the wand, but you can combine your spells and incantations with any other tools and modalities at your disposal. The Magician is a symbol of resourcefulness, skill, and the ability to manifest one’s desires through focused intent. As an old soul with many incarnations on a magickal path, you have access to a wide array of tools and techniques. Use the wand for channeling and directing energy, and feel free to integrate other elements such as crystals, herbs, candles, and symbols into your practices. Your versatility and deep magickal knowledge enable you to adapt and combine various methods to enhance your incantations and spells, amplifying their effectiveness.

Card 3: 9 of Swords – What Challenge to Overcome to Harness the Full Power of Your Innate Magick

The 9 of Swords challenges you to seek out solitude to meditate or engage in physical exercise to quieten your sometimes overactive mind. This card often represents anxiety, worry, and mental distress. For you to fully harness your magickal potential, it’s crucial to find ways to manage and calm your mind. Solitude can provide the space needed for deep meditation, helping you to clear mental clutter and focus your intent. Physical exercise can also be beneficial in reducing stress and grounding your energy. By incorporating regular practices that promote mental clarity and calmness, you’ll be better able to channel your magickal abilities without the interference of an overactive mind.

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