The Appointment by A. Kallan Kennedy

/ Wednesday, March 20, 2019



The time has come for her to visit, in what has become our annual ritual. She catches me by the arm, and as a polite gesture, I feign surprise. I am not at all startled; subtlety has never been her strong suit. She is bubbly, chatty, and full of energy. I have to admit, it’s difficult to remain dispassionate in the presence of such infectious effervescence. She is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING.

We walk along the corridor, she is sure to stop me to show off her first works; she calls them her “green phase”. She has certainly used every shade the eye can see. As a mixed-media artist, her verdant work is breath-taking.

We move to her newer creations, and I can see how she’s progressing in her craft. She’s added splashes of pale colors, and uneven textures that capture my attention; I am drawn into her vision. The smells run the gamut from fresh to loamy, creating an overwhelming cacophony of the senses. She claps in delight, as she takes in my reaction to it all.

Quite pleased with herself, she hugs me tightly. “See?” she whispers, “It’s not so bad. It’s just my turn on the wheel. Come on, let me show you something else I’m working on.” She brushes one of her long champagne curls from her face as she puts her finger to her lips, then motions for me to kneel down next to her. She pulls back some brush to reveal a litter of bunnies, just a few days old. I gasp, and she giggles, then pulls me away before the mother rabbit can see us.

She whirls me around in an ebullient dance, and just as I am getting my bearings, I notice the seedlings at the edge of the forest. I laugh, in spite of myself, “Witch Hazel? Really?” She roars, tears streaming down her face. “I couldn’t help it. The irony was too tempting. I knew if all else failed, you’d have to appreciate that, my beloved Witch.”

She does this to me every year; melts my heart with her playful presence. She draws me out of my introversion and brings me into her embrace. She never takes my reluctance as insult. Rather, she accepts the challenge with glee.

Her charms work on me- every single time. I take her hand, and we dance in what will become a field of sunflowers. She lets go of my hand, and pirouettes to the end of one of the rows. I yell, “Spring has sprung!” and she guffaws as she waves and moves on.

Next year, I’ll try not to be so reticent.





The time has come for her to visit, in what has become our annual ritual. She catches me by the arm, and as a polite gesture, I feign surprise. I am not at all startled; subtlety has never been her strong suit. She is bubbly, chatty, and full of energy. I have to admit, it’s difficult to remain dispassionate in the presence of such infectious effervescence. She is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING.

We walk along the corridor, she is sure to stop me to show off her first works; she calls them her “green phase”. She has certainly used every shade the eye can see. As a mixed-media artist, her verdant work is breath-taking.

We move to her newer creations, and I can see how she’s progressing in her craft. She’s added splashes of pale colors, and uneven textures that capture my attention; I am drawn into her vision. The smells run the gamut from fresh to loamy, creating an overwhelming cacophony of the senses. She claps in delight, as she takes in my reaction to it all.

Quite pleased with herself, she hugs me tightly. “See?” she whispers, “It’s not so bad. It’s just my turn on the wheel. Come on, let me show you something else I’m working on.” She brushes one of her long champagne curls from her face as she puts her finger to her lips, then motions for me to kneel down next to her. She pulls back some brush to reveal a litter of bunnies, just a few days old. I gasp, and she giggles, then pulls me away before the mother rabbit can see us.

She whirls me around in an ebullient dance, and just as I am getting my bearings, I notice the seedlings at the edge of the forest. I laugh, in spite of myself, “Witch Hazel? Really?” She roars, tears streaming down her face. “I couldn’t help it. The irony was too tempting. I knew if all else failed, you’d have to appreciate that, my beloved Witch.”

She does this to me every year; melts my heart with her playful presence. She draws me out of my introversion and brings me into her embrace. She never takes my reluctance as insult. Rather, she accepts the challenge with glee.

Her charms work on me- every single time. I take her hand, and we dance in what will become a field of sunflowers. She lets go of my hand, and pirouettes to the end of one of the rows. I yell, “Spring has sprung!” and she guffaws as she waves and moves on.

Next year, I’ll try not to be so reticent.


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It's time for our Big Reveal! If you haven't chosen your card, please go to the Facebook page now, and choose.

We're using the Prisma Visions Tarot Deck.

This is the fourth edition of this series. Here is the Amazon description:
The Cards are approximately 2.75" x 4.75" and all share identical backs. The cards are printed with the highest quality inks on durable cardstock and are finished with a UV varnish and edged with metallic silver.
The Booklet is also 2.75" x 4.75", about 100 pages with a short introduction. The bulk of the guide explores the imagery of each card and their associated meanings, beautifully written by Katherine Tombs.
The Box is a one piece flip top clam shell box. It is constructed with 1/8" thick cardboard and is printed with a matte finish.
Like the previous editions, the fourth edition has a unique 79th card. Decks come shrink wrapped with a golden "Seal of Authenticity"


Now, let's move on to our Cards.


Card 1: The King of Cups



The King of Cups Tarot card represents kindness, compassion and wisdom. This Minor Arcana card can indicate that you will be finding the balance between your mind and your heart. You will have an opportunity learn to control your emotions, and find the wisdom to accept that which you cannot change. 

You should be able to gain a deeper level of emotional maturity when this card appears. You may become calmer, more sympathetic to others and tolerant. Like all the cups court cards, the King of Cups signifies emotion, creativity, artistic ability and intuition; but in a more balanced form. 

As a person, the King of Cups is caring, affectionate, and empathetic. He is a good listener, diplomatic, and easy going. He is the type of older male who will give you sound advice, and act as a calming influence in your life. He usually has light hair. He has few, if any, enemies, as he is well liked. He may lack the drive to pursue material wealth, as he is more focused on the emotional side of life. He is very family orientated. He may be a water sign such as Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.

Key words: Mature compassionate male, calm, caring, friendly, sympathetic, wise, tolerant, diplomatic, balanced, affectionate, romantic, charming, devoted, family orientated, generous, easy going, married man, good husband/partner/father, loyal, faithful, spiritual guide, counselor.





Card 2: The Five of Pentacles





The Five of Pentacles is a Tarot Card that appears when economic times get bad. It shows up when we are losing faith in a relationship, an institution or just in ourselves. It is a card that illustrates us lacking faith in tough times.


When the Five of Pentacles appears in the present part of a Tarot card spread, this tells you that you are not looking at a great opportunity that is right in front of you. Often, this card appears in the present when a generous and loving man is letting you know that he would love to have you in his life; and you are ignoring him as you follow a loser bad boy on a dead end fling. This card urges you to have faith and to see something in your life that is right in front of you that can lead to a much happier situation than the one in which you are currently embroiled.

Alternately, the Five of Pentacles indicates that you feel isolated and alone. Just like the woman on the card, you may wonder, “Why is no-one coming to help me!?” It may appear as if no one cares anymore. Note the light sprinkling down on her, but she is too focused on her problems to notice. You may be waiting for someone to come and help you when really, you need to be proactive and ask for help. Swallow your pride, or let go of your fear of rejection and reach out. People are here to support you. Find them, and let them know you need them.

Another option: 
At times, the Five of Pentacles highlights a ‘lack mindset’. You are sabotaging your ability to create abundance because you only focus on what you lack. All you can see is what is going wrong. To shift this energy, look for evidence of what you do have, even if it’s very small or seemingly insignificant, and express your gratitude for those blessings in your life. Over time, the positive aspects will continue to grow and soon, ‘lack’ and ‘not having’ will be a thing of the past.

Key words: Temporary financial hardship, negative change in circumstances, feeling left out in the cold, financial loss, recession, feeling the world is against you, adversity, struggle, hardship, bad luck, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, financial ruin, bankruptcy, outcast, alienation, illness, divorce, breakups, scandal, disgrace.


How did you do? I know Card 2 may seem like a downer, but the Tarot brings truth, not what we want to hear. As Witch, we are expected to be grown ups, no coddling for us. Let me know how I can best support you.


It's time for our Big Reveal! If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildly, Witch Facebook page and select your card. For those who have, let's do this!

This week's cheerful deck is the Joie De Vivre Tarot deck by Paulina Cassidy.


From US Game Systems:

"Popular tarot artist Paulina Cassidy has filled both the Minor and Major Arcana with charming new characters that bring their inspirational messages of joy to everyone. Those who take a journey through this wondrous realm will rediscover their own child-like spirit.
French for “joy of living”, the Joie de Vivre tarot deck is designed to access the child-like energy in each one of us to help stimulate, enhance, and inspire joy in our own lives.  The living beings in the Joie de Vivre realm that inhabit this deck are all sentient souls of love who want nothing but the best for those who take a journey through their world. They will help you tap into intuition and connect to divine source. Joie de Vivre Tarot deck will help awaken a response from deep within your heart, mind, and spirit.—Introduction to Joie de Vivre, by Paulina Cassidy"


Card 1: The Eight of Cups


The 8 of Cups often means that you will choose to leave a situation that is no longer working for you - whether that's a relationship, a job, or a neighborhood. There may be some sadness involved, but in general, this separation, is in your best interests.


Know that renewed good times lie ahead for you. If your "gut" is telling you that you really need to get out of a relationship, job, or living arrangement, trust yourself. Instead of this coming out of the blue, or someone or something leaving you, it usually means that you are the one who will make this choice. Very often one door has to close behind you before the next door in front of you can fully open.

Key words: Abandonment, abandoning plans, walking away, letting go, traveling, escapism, reaching limit, self-analysis, self-discovery, introspection, looking deeper, withdrawal, disappointment, looking for the truth, loneliness, leaving a bad situation, emotional strength, courage, fatigue, weariness.



Card 2: The Six of Wands



The Six of Wands represents success, victory, winning, triumph, achievement and having the advantage. It also signifies praise, acclaim, awards, recognition, applause and goodwill. It is a Minor Arcana card of fame, celebrity, fans, well-wishers, supporters, crowds, and being in the spotlight. 

It indicates that someone is being a leader, riding high, confident and proud with high self-esteem. It is a card of strength and stability, and can also represent successful campaigns, and winning battles.


Key words: Success, victory, winning, having the advantage, triumph, achievement, praise, acclaim, awards, recognition, applause, goodwill, fame, celebrity, fans, well-wishers, supporters, crowds, being in the spotlight, riding high, being a leader, stability, strength, confidence, self-esteem, pride, sharing your victories, campaign trail

How did you do? Let me know on the Facebook page, and please reach out if I can be of any further assistance in your journey.

Brew an Chéad Lá- First Day Brew. Because my daughter's wedding was yesterday, I'm taking it easy today, and giving you a truncated version of the Brew. I know it's usually short, but have mercy on the mother of the bride who was also the minister :)


Here are your Daily Magic Guides for the upcoming week. We'll still have Tarot Tuesday on the 12th. Remember, Mercury is in Retrograde until the end of the month, so remember your "Re's" and take your time!

Enjoy!












It's time for our Big Reveal! If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildly, Witch Facebook page and select your card. For those who have, let's do this!


This week's deck is The Sun and Moon Tarot by Vanessa Decort.


Amazon description: 
"With fresh, contemporary artwork, Sun and Moon Tarot gives a modern twist to ancient spiritual symbols. By playfully incorporating mythology and astrology, Vanessa Decort brings unique interpretations to traditional tarot, presenting a deck that is both insightful and accessible."
Let's get to it!




Card 1: Ace of Wands






The Ace of Wands indicates your need to take a definitive stance. If you are leaving an old career and beginning a new, risky venture, you will see this card in a reading. 

Starting your own business or pursuing the life of a creative artist (be it singing, writing, painting or whatever) is reinforced with this card in the present position. If you are torn about working in a rigid, confining, safe career or breaking out into the unknown and making your own way in the world, the Ace of Wands in the present position guarantees that it is time to abandon all drudgery and blaze a trail of your own.

The Ace of Wands represents good news and new beginnings. It signifies taking action, physically starting something, new initiative and finding new passion, enthusiasm or spark. It is a card of accepting a challenge, getting fired up, and getting in the game. 

It can also represent discovering your potential or talent and brings a sense of urgency and a new lease on life. This is a card indicates that you have creative spark, and are feeling bold and daring. It also signifies spontaneity and excitement, so expect fun times. This card can also represent fertility, conception, and birth.


Key words: New beginnings, good news, physically starting something, creative spark, new initiative, finding new passion, enthusiasm, urgency, accepting a challenge, potential, talent, growth, action, travel, excitement, getting in the game, getting fired up, spontaneity, fun, being bold/daring, fertility, birth, conception, new lease on life.






Card 2: The Hermit





The Hermit Tarot card generally indicates that you are entering a period of soul searching, self-reflection and spiritual enlightenment. 

You may find that you need time alone to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, to remove yourself from the daily grind in order to discover your true spiritual self, contemplate your existence, your direction in life or your values. 

The Hermit can also indicate isolating yourself or withdrawing into oneself in order to recover from a difficult situation. 

This card can suggest that you may be going through an anti-social phase, where you just don’t want to interact with people as much as you normally would. The Hermit is wise, mature, and knowledgeable; and may be an indication of someone seeking the services of a counselor, or psychiatrist.  

This is a time to focus on yourself and meeting your own needs.  


Key words: Spiritual enlightenment, soul searching, self-reflection, introspection, contemplation, inner guidance, solitude.



How did you do? These are very different cards, no? So, this is one where you won't feel the pull of both.. only one, if your intuition is sharpening. As always, let me know how  you did, and if I can be of further assistance to you.

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