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The good news is that I have no classes this summer and therefore have a lot more free time. This will give me the chance I really needed to work on stuff for my personal religious practice, as well as maybe write more poetry and Witchvox essays. In fact, I already have two more poems that will be posted here after I finish this journal. If you're curious about what exactly the personal stuff is, that is the remainder of this journal.
  • I'm reorganizing my old Book of Shadows into what I'm calling a Mirror Book (because everything in the book is a reflection of myself and my practice at the time it was placed there). This involves completely overhauling any notes I already had as well as writing entirely new notes for things that have been added to my practice since I wrote the old BoS. It also involves figuring out a new layout/structure for the Book itself. Although I like the flow of information that I had before, I want the new Book to be convenient to search through while also condensing the notes to save paper and ink.
  • Notes on divination are a major part of the Mirror Book. My notes on the 13 Witches' Runes and gemstones are basically done and just need to be printed. I don't use my pendulum as a divination tool by itself, so notes for it will be minimal/nonexistent. The Tarot section, however is shaping up to be massive, and it will be a long time before those are ready to add to the Book. I went through the companion books/little white booklets that came with each deck that I own, picked out the meanings from the flowery poetry/prose and moral discussions, and put them in Word documents, one for each card. Those documents also have a section for meanings that I created using the Keyword Kaleidoscope method, and one the personal sections are complete, I will sort out the most common meanings from all those sources and put those meanings in their own section (that way, each card has a section of common meanings followed by the sections of specific interpretations from myself or the deck that I am using in the reading). I may further sort the meanings by whether I consider them positive, neutral, or negative, and I will need to add a section for the Tarot of Bones once I have my copy. I also want to purchase the Ghost Tarot and the Chronicles of Destiny oracle deck (which will mean adding them to the Mirror Book), and I am considering other decks such as the Psycards, though I don't expect to buy any more decks other than those first two. Finally, I have a deck of regular playing cards that I may/probably will develop correspondences for.
  • Non-divination-specific correspondences will take up very little space (most of my correspondences are/will be used in divination), but they are currently spread across many Word documents and notebook pages. I expect that reorganizing and condensing them won't take long.
  • Since my path is focused on the Greek pantheon (not Hellenic Polytheism, per se, but drawing heavy inspiration from it because those Gods are the only ones I worship now), I am trying to figure out what notes to include in the Mirror Book related to those Gods and practices. I already have some notes on the structure of the pantheon and the ancient Greek language.

One more side note: I offer free divination readings at


Rachel Iriswings
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
I'm a Pokenerd, an avid reader and poet, and a college student working toward an accounting/finance bachelor's degree. I'm a Solitary Eclectic Pagan drawing heavy inspiration from Hellenic Polytheism. I am also a member of Witchvox.

These are a few of my favorite things~
Pokemon: Leafeon (overall favorite), Xerneas (favorite legendary)
Monster Hunter monster: Teostra (and Lunastra, though I haven't yet played a game that she's in)
Food: Homemade lasagna
Color: I like every color (with Iris as my main Goddess, how couldn't I?), but light blue is my favorite
Music: rock, metal, the occasional something else
Real Animal: Arctic fox or caribou/reindeer
Mythical Creature: gryphon, dragon
School Subject: mythology, psychology, biology
Genres: sci-fi, horror, fantasy, action/adventure

Current Residence: West Michigan, United States
Operating System: Windows 7 (laptop) or Android (phone)
Personal Quote: The glass is half full of water and half full of air and is therefore full.

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Wikita Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding "Goddess" to your collection "writings". Your support is very much appreciated. <3
Marezus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fav on!! Have a Llama!!
Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the :llama: Have a :llama:
HeimdalDagsson Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! ;)
vikingjon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch and the llama! :)
ThatOneNPC Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thank you ever so much for the watch, ma'am! :dummy: Happy Thanksgiving!
Xienoph-Tear Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for the point, love! May I ask why? C:
NorthWind-foxtrot229 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! You have a donation pool going, so I donated. I only ever get points from trades for llama badges, and all I ever do with those points is donate them to people when I see they have donation pools going for whatever reasons.
Eosthewitch Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Thanks for the llama. Good luck with your school. Have you considered casting focus spells or the like?
NorthWind-foxtrot229 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, and thank you. I don't do much in the way of spellcraft, but that wouldn't be a bad idea. I'm still practicing meditation, too. If you have any spell ideas you'd like to share, I'd be glad to hear them. :)
Axlazu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanking you for adding "HE Fights" to your collection
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Thanks for faving!
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Thank you for comment :)
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Thanks for the Llama Foxtrot :)
NorthWind-foxtrot229 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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Thanks for the watch!
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thanks for the LIama :-)
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You're welcome.
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Thank you for the fave!
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Thank you for faving. I really appreciate it. :blackrose:
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:thumbsup: the appreciation is appreciated!
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thanks for the Llama~ :tighthug:
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