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Ashlie McDiarmid is the creator and wolf-child of Tea and Tombstones, a platform and podcast dedicated to meeting to the haunted and the hallowed of all things in life through tarot and spiritual counsel. Through this spectrum and lens, the Tea and Tombstones Podcast explores themes that include, wellness as a feral reclamation and claiming, witchcraft as hinge of power and voice, nature medicine, spiritual sovereignty, glamour magick and self-love, and much more.

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Ashlie McDiarmid is the creator and wolf-child of Tea and Tombstones, a platform and podcast dedicated to meeting to the haunted and the hallowed of all things in life through tarot and spiritual counsel. Through this spectrum and lens, the Tea and Tombstones Podcast explores themes that include, wellness as a feral reclamation and claiming, witchcraft as hinge of power and voice, nature medicine, spiritual sovereignty, glamour magick and self-love, and much more.

    TT: It is easy for me to adapt, change, and grow

    TT: It is easy for me to adapt, change, and grow

    Hello dear spirit, 
    We are back for the November forecast. This month we are working with some very liminal cards. They are the Fool reversed and the Bat (both decks are listed below).  Both of these card represent merging into vastness, with the Fool it is light and endless potential. The Bat asks us to go within, to go into the darkness, sit with the internal energies, and end a chapter.

    Some of the main themes that we will discuss in this episode are:
    bringing the liminal and the physical together to find our source of life, breath, inspiration, and manifestationbeing guided through the unknown and letting the unknown be a teacherconnecting to the wholeness of ourselves (and everything else) without judgement, assumptions, and with truststepping into the unmapped pathdoing the hard work when you feel like you aren't doing anything
    Links:
    All of me
    Ostara Tarot
    The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck
    Liminal Definition
    Tarot Wisdom by Rachel Pollack
    Tarot Awareness by Stephen Walter Sterling
    Humans emitting light article
    GET A COPY OF MY POETRY BOOK
    Soundtrack is Destination by STRLGHT
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    Contact me:
    teaandtombstones@gmail.com
    Instagram: @teaandtombstones

    • 56 min
    TT 45: Tarot in the Wild : Examples of the Page of Swords

    TT 45: Tarot in the Wild : Examples of the Page of Swords

    I thought it would be fun to create a series about where we see tarot in the wild (i.e where we see examples in pop culture, literature, history, public figures, and more). Since our tarot card for this month was the Page of Swords we are looking are four examples of the Page of Swords.

    The examples and some of the main themes with these examples are:
    Lisa Simpson- learning about the truth of reality, and learning about the possibilities that remake that reality through changeLuna Lovegood- knowledge is power and no pathway of knowledge is to obscure to use to help, serve, protect, and fightMatilda- using the superpower of your knowledge to right the wrongs and bring things back into balanceGreta Thunberg- armed with the truth, you can never be led astray, and you can make radical changeOur Honorable Mentions:
    Hermione GrangerDariaSteve UrkelThese other, young activists
    Links:
    My Links
    Article of Greta Thunberg
    Background soundtrack is Dark Princess by ELFL
    Support the showThank you so much listening! If you liked it, leave a rating or review. It really helps.

    Contact me:
    teaandtombstones@gmail.com
    Instagram: @teaandtombstones

    • 38 min
    TT 44: I am constantly discovering my divine self

    TT 44: I am constantly discovering my divine self

    Hello dear spirit, we are back with the monthly forecast for October. Can you believe that it is October already? This month we are working with the Page of Swords and the Hawk.  Embodying a lot of air energy between the two cards, we also have the presence of the here and now with the earth element of the page. In this episode the main themes we discuss are:
    Double-elementals with the Court CardsShowing up in the here and now to manifest what you dream, envision, and want in your lifeUsing everything in life as a teacherSeeing the big and small pictureUsing all of these to discover the divine nature of yourselfand more....
    I hope that this episode provides some insight for October, and invokes some curiosity to take you where you desire. Let me know what you think of these cards and the affirmation, which is the title of this episode.

    Links:
    Connect with me
    The Ostara Tarot deck
    The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck
    The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman by Danielle Dulsky
    Land Your Mark by Aliza Licht
    Hawk Symbolism
    Background soundtrack is Nowhere but Here by Deskant
    Support the showThank you so much listening! If you liked it, leave a rating or review. It really helps.

    Contact me:
    teaandtombstones@gmail.com
    Instagram: @teaandtombstones

    • 45 min
    TT 43: How to be Sovereign and Wild

    TT 43: How to be Sovereign and Wild

    In this episode, we are discussing what it means to sovereign in wild, both in body and spirit. This episode breaks down what defines being both sovereign and wild, and includes my own definitions.

    Some of the main themes discussed are:
    tapping into your power as a consistent practicefinding the equilibrium between authenticity and objectivitycreating an interconnected and diverse "ecosystem" of self, both internally and externallysovereign and wild as a thread towards your purpose, bigger picture, values, and what you envision for your lifeadapting where needed to continue that growth and rising energyMore than anything, I hope the narrative that stays is one of a curious journey. Finding your sovereign and wild self is not a destination. There will always be something new to discover, learn, and adapt to in order to grow more into your skin, that you will inevitably shed.

    Links:
    Background track is As the Birds Sing by Deskant
    Merriam Webster website
    The Biophilia Effect by Clemens G. Arvay
    My links

    Other links not referenced but used in inspiration:
    The Wild Pod
    Support the showThank you so much listening! If you liked it, leave a rating or review. It really helps.

    Contact me:
    teaandtombstones@gmail.com
    Instagram: @teaandtombstones

    • 44 min
    TT 42 September: My heart is open and expansive

    TT 42 September: My heart is open and expansive

    We are back with the monthly forecast for September. This month is opening us up to our heart's truth, and rising towards new seasons and cycles in our growth and evolution. The monthly cards are: The World and the Nightingale reversed.

    In this episode we talk about it means to stand in this space, sovereign and individual, and yet see how it contributes to the moving cycles of our lives. Some of the main themes we discuss:
    creation, destruction, and evolution happening as onespeaking your heart's truth and what that meansgaining focus without clarity of where we are going, or where we have beenbeing a mirror for the world as it is for usand much, much more
    Thank you for listening. Follow the links below for directions to the research done, the shoutouts and recommendations, and my links for working with me. XO

    Links:
    Buy my poetry book: Major Arcana: A Poetry Collection
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    Nightingale by Norah Jones
    Pleasantville movie
    Why Oceans and Seas Matter
    Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O' Donohue
    Background soundtrack is "My Head is Under Water," by DAJANNA
    Support the showThank you so much listening! If you liked it, leave a rating or review. It really helps.

    Contact me:
    teaandtombstones@gmail.com
    Instagram: @teaandtombstones

    • 1 hr 2 min
    TT 41: Self-empowerment through spiritual food

    TT 41: Self-empowerment through spiritual food

    I asked, and you guys answered! You wanted an episode on self-empowerment, and that is exactly what this episode is all about. Rather than talking about the main themes of self-empowerment (strength, confidence, conviction, etc.) I wanted to talk about something a little different.

    This episode is all about how we nourish, sustain, and empower ourselves through spiritual food. Just like you actively choose food to eat to empower your body, this episode talks about the ways and reasons to empower your spirit.

    In this episode you will hear some of these main themes:
    reframing how you talk to yourself and engage with your balancing between spirit and matterset an intention to empower yourself in whatever way you choosevalidate the act of energetic sustenance through your spiritual birthright to fullnessreleasing the conditionings of guilt and shame around these topicsThank you for listening. Rate and review the show wherever you listen to spread this conversation. Much love XOXO

    Links and Resources:
    My links
    Finding Joy: 101 Ways to Free Your Spirit and Dance with Life by Charlotte Kasl
    Background tracks are Mystic Star by Eneide and Cherish Me by dreem
    Support the showThank you so much listening! If you liked it, leave a rating or review. It really helps.

    Contact me:
    teaandtombstones@gmail.com
    Instagram: @teaandtombstones

    • 36 min

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