Magical Miscellany: 1.12.2015

As I'm sure you've discovered by now, I'm head-over-heels in love with Charleston. I walked in the park with these ancient live oaks a week or so ago, and it felt magical!

If you read one thing this week, let it be Esmé Wang's much needed essay on artistic jealousy and dealing with other people's success.

How do you "close up shop" after reading cards? I'm definitely going to start using this tarot reading after-care checklist from Hilary Parry in my practice.

The 5 of Pentacles is a tricky tarot card, and it always made me nervous. That is, until I read Courtney Weber's excellent interpretation!

Ever wondered how fashion bloggers turn their burned-out luxury candles into gorgeous makeup brush holders or vases? Here's a handy guide.

Gorgeous words from Paige Zaferiou on transition, tarot, and living your purpose in the New Year: "Choosing to live your purpose isn’t a one-time deal: it’s a choice you must repeat each moment, every day."

Susannah Conway and I have the same word of the year: NOURISH. I loved her post on how she's implementing it throughout the year. Laura Simms of Create as Folk has a marvelous take on her word of the year, too! (Hint: it's a little bit indecorous!)

Are you paying down debt in 2015? Sarah von Bargen of Yes & Yes has got you covered!

From XO Sarah: 10 little things that make a big difference in your blog design.

Sarah Bray's gorgeous vignette will make you want to dance in the streets. I promise.

Don't miss Garance Doré's excellent compilation of pieces regarding Charlie Hebdo. Don't ever take your creative freedom for granted. And remember, "L'amour plus fort de la haine."