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About Adriene (A. D. Joyce)

Adriene (A. D.) Joyce is a poet, freelance editor/writer, spiritual consultant, and tarot reader.

The Night Magick Tarot: Review

The Night Magick Tarot is a stunning example of how modern Tarot decks can both rely on traditional interpretations and still be radically unique in presentation. This 78-card deck was self-published in 2022 by artist and experienced Tarot reader Wryteril.

The deck came with a velvety dark blue Tarot pouch. The front and backs the cards have a dark blue background. The artwork itself can be described as nebulous formations of light against a dark background, mostly resembling stars, moons, and other objects in the galaxy. The images on some cards seem to be set in deep outer space, while others show the night sky as seen through the branches of trees here on earth.

Knight of Clouds

The “intuitive artwork,” as Wryteril calls it, are abstract, rather than the realistic images usually portrayed on a typical Tarot deck, including those published relatively recently. For some, the images are so outside of expectation that at first glance it may seem as if the images are confusingly similar to each other or that there is nothing to see but shadows and light.

Two of Moons

However, the Night Magick Tarot has great potential for deep and meaningful interpretations—as great as any deck I have ever worked with. Looking for meaning in these cards is almost like scrying. It’s quite possible to get lost within the images to see far beyond what the artwork suggests.

King of Wreaths

The guidebook says, “Combining the energy of the universe with the intellect of the ancients, you will connect with your guides on an alternate level. The Night Magick Tarot may not provide answers directly, but it will guide you through the magic that is within oneself, and through the subtlety of the symbols within each card.”

The Hierophant

The guidebook is a poetic, beautifully written 71-page .pdf sent to me from the authors upon request. Written by Wryteril and Morrighan Moon, the guidebook is comprehensive in its scope. It provides interpretations for each card that correspond to the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition, including upright and shadow (reversed) meanings. The suits in this deck are Branches (Wands), Clouds (Swords), Moons (Cups), and Wreaths (Pentacles).

Seven of Branches

To my delight, the guidebook also explains the artwork from the artist’s point of view so that anyone using the deck can pull deeper meaning from the images. For instance, the Two of Moons is described as, “The energy of the two crescent moons revealing their light to one another shows that balance and harmony that is beckoned forward.” The King of Wreaths: “With the gold crusting the wreath and the planet, you will see the planet is surrounded by leaves. This shows … abundance and comfort…” The Hierophant: “The tallest tree stands fierce, surrounded by wise others. Trees communicate with one another…” The Seven of Branches: “Learning from the echoes of others.”

Granted, the author’s descriptions may differ from what you see on the card. But at least the user is given an example of how one can approach reading with these cards,

The World

I became aware of the Night Magick Tarot through my interactions with Wryteril on social media. I’m so happy that I jumped at the opportunity to purchase this deck in a timely fashion since I have lost contact with Wryteril and as of this writing, the deck is no longer available at the publisher I bought it from. If I ever get more information about the availability of this deck, I will share it here.

The Night Magick Tarot calls to me. The moon is prominent in my astrological chart, which is a reason why I resonate quite strongly with the night sky theme and the vast number of moon depicted on the cards. I expect using this deck will give me an opportunity to develop my intuitive abilities even further.

Words for the Weekend, All Signs (November 26-27)

Here are your messages from Spirit for the weekend! Peace, love, and many blessings!

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Water Signs
Cancer – Scorpio – Pisces

You put your thoughts, feelings, and ideas out into the world

Now give a them a chance to manifest into something real

Have some fun while you’re waiting

Fire Signs
Aries – Leo – Sagittarius

The thoughts and feelings you keep to yourself…

Are you willing to say them out loud?

Say them to yourself first, and notice how your body reacts

Air Signs
Gemini – Libra – Aquarius

Stick with your familiar routine and catch up on household chores

Excitement is nice but sometimes getting grounded in the ordinary can be healing and fun

Earth Signs
Taurus – Virgo – Capricorn

Go to the location you’ve been wondering about but never been

Or, go where you usually go but take a different route

A change in your routine can clear away stagnant energy

Wednesday Words – New Moon in Sagittarius Edition! (November 23)

New Moon Blessings to you all! Here are today’s key words for each zodiac sign! Check for your sun, moon, and rising.

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Aries – Revelation
Taurus – Destiny
Gemini – Opportunity
Cancer – Delight
Leo – Rejuvenation
Virgo – Zen
Libra – Festivities
Scorpio – Invincible
Sagittarius – Focused
Capricorn –Honesty
Aquarius – Clarity
Pisces – Closure

Thoughts on Sagittarius Season and Beyond

As today is the start of Sagittarius season this year, I was cycling through my thoughts of what the archetype of that sign is. In my view, each zodiac sign in its highest expression has a lesson to teach us.

Sagittarius is the philosopher who gains wisdom through travel and experience. It then teaches others what they have learned.

Going beyond that, Sagittarius season morphs into that of Capricorn. Capricorn is the highest expression of ego. Ego, which seeks to show the world its best self, is not a bad thing, as ego is sometimes portrayed. Rather, it can be the vehicle for us to be leaders and to practice integrity.

After that is Aquarius, who at its height is a unique individual who respects the uniqueness of all individuals. Pisces is unity consciousness.

Wednesday Words (November 16)

Here are today’s key words for each zodiac sign! Check for your sun, moon, and rising.

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