Setting intentions. Hello, new moon in virgo.

This is me, setting intentions.

This is me telling the universe, The Powers That Be, that I am ready.

This is me sifting through the wreckage of dreams laid bare, allowed to crash against the rocks of life. This is me sorting what to keep, what to reimagine, and what to leave behind.

I am writing again. I am curating a book of poems and imagery. I am going back to school and completing my English degree. 

I am ready, and open, and know where my heart lies.

Right there, along the precipice.

I am ready to jump.

Do. The. Work.

It's been … well, far too long since I've sat with a deck.

Sometimes I worry that they'll forget me or we'll forget each other and have to rebuild our relationship. And then I remember that's not how it works for me. They'll chastise me, sure, but the energy is there, the way we understand each other doesn't change.

Sometimes I wish they coddled me, allowed me to only see the positive to a situation. And then I remember we don't work like that, and I wouldn't want it any other way.



A quick spread to check in with myself.

"What do I need to know about 1) myself, 2) my body, 3) my art, and 4) my future career?"

1. The Fool.
2. Six of Pentacles, inverted.
3. Page of Wands, inverted.
4. Three of Cups.

All reminders to find my footing and not be afraid to take that first step, be gentle with myself, put in the work, and find my community.

And, yet again, I am reminded why I come back to the cards time and time again.

* Deck: LinestriderTarot by Siolo Thompson

August's New Moon & A Tarot Sale


It's the new moon, lovelies! Now is a wonderful time to start new ventures, plant the seeds of intentions, or let go of things that no longer serve you.  

Did you know some believe new moon magic can be worked, and worked well, from the start of the new moon to up to three days after? Well, let's take advantage of this magic with a tarot sale here at The Wild In-Between!

From today (August 3rd) until midnight of August 6th, the three most popular tarot readings here are on sale, and if you are interested in the new moon spread I created (as seen in the photo above), purchase the Four Card Tarot Reading listing. That spread is a doozy, let me tell ya!

So, yeah … tell me about the ways you use the new moon energy in your favor? Are you throwing cards? Casting runes? Planting actual seeds (I see you, my herbal lovelies)? I'd love to know.  

I can't wait to throw for you, and hope all the intentions you're setting this new moon come to fruition!


Tarot Word Of The Day

Normally, unless I have a specific question/issue I need to address, I simply ask the cards to tell me what I need to know for that day.

That's it.

Super simple.

Today, though, I wanted to try something a bit different when it came to my personal tarot practice. Instead of asking what I need to know, I concentrated on how I was feeling and allowed the cards to tell me about it/how to address it.

Ennui is the feeling of the day; that listlessness plaguing my bones, moving me from one thing to the next without much direction or enthusiasm. The vampire's demise.

So, I shuffled the decks, one by one, while concentrating on how I feel, giving name to it, and this is what the cards provided:

1. The Nomad Tarot: King of Water/Cups, inverted (moodiness)

2. The Raven's Prophecy Tarot: Knight of Wands (take action)

3. Linestrider Tarot: The Chariot (willpower, control)

4. Madam Clara Sees All: Six of Wands, inverted (lack of confidence)

5. The Wild Unknown Tarot: VII of Cups (illusion, it's all in your head)

I don't know about you, but I find it oddly thrilling (and sort of messed up) to see ALL my decks collectively calling me out, telling me to get out of my own head and do something about how I feel. lol

I've always wanted to be Sally Owens.

It's true. 

Well, sort of.

The fact is, I'm probably more like Gillian than I am Sally.

Or maybe more Aunt Frances (RizzoForLife!).

In any case, I have dark hair and an affinity for making scrubs and apothecary goods, but I also really love magic, and don't really put too much stock in the opinions of others. Or the idea of a "normal" life.

That said, if I could light candle wicks by simply blowing on them gently, I'd save a whole lot on lighters and never have to search the house top to bottom when wanting to burn some Nag Champa.

Anyway, if you're new around here, welcome to the newly designed site! I'm Nicole (insert waving emoji here), creator and owner of all things The Wild In-Between.

I created a wildly successful (to me) "We Are The Granddaughters Of The Witches You Could Not Burn" design that now floats about the internet, and the world, care of Skreened and Society6. In addition to that design, I dabble in creating art that is occult/witch centric and offer tarot card readings.

Which is where this new design fits in.

You see, here is where you will find me blogging about life as a wife and mom, as well as a practicing Pagan witch. Here is where you will find recipes I use to celebrate Sabbats or simply to get dinner on the table during a busy weeknight. Here is where you will also find photos of, well, just about anything (mostly food, tarot cards, and the little people in my life) as well as the occasional review on books, makeup, and tarot decks.  

Oh, there is now a shop for tarot readings, too, if you are so inclined.

As a thank you for your support, and in celebration of today's New Moon and website launch, I'd like to offer 5 (five) people a free tarot reading of their choice. Simply peruse the shop, pick a reading, and leave a comment here to include what reading you'd like and the best way to contact you. If more than 5 (five) people comment, the querents will be chosen randomly; most likely by my youngest as he cannot yet read, so it levels the playing field because there is no bias. ;)

I hope you sit a spell (come on, you had to know that was coming), and enjoy your stay.