Mystic answers a Mystical Virgo who is wondering whether her seemingly down-to-earth Taurus Dad is a Witch! Or, a Shaman?
My Dad is a Taurus. He was born 27/04/1935. He is a very practical no-nonsense sort of man; stubborn, a staunch atheist and a teetotaller. He likes food, Johnny Cash music, and woodwork. In classic Taurus style, he is a bit of a hoarder. He is a schoolteacher of fine reputation (now retired) and very good at teaching maths. His pupils adored him.
Imagine my surprise when during one of my Dark-Moon tidy-ups, I unearthed three very unusual objects in his study:
-A pack of divining cards, with perfectly geometric hand-painted stars on them and writing clearly in his hand. So he painstakingly hand-made his own set of magic cards!
-A teacup and saucer marked with astrological and mystical symbols, possibly used for tea-leaf reading or other sorts of divination?
-Strangest of all…a kind of “magic stick”, consisting of a chunk of petrified wood mounted on a carved bone handle, painted with mysterious little glyphs and symbols.
When I asked him about the items, all he would say about the cards was “Yes I made those” and the “magic stick” he explained as “something he made as a kid”. Looking at it, it is incredibly intricate and does not look like the product of a kid mucking around. I mean, it has cuts in it. What kid knows how to use a bone saw?
A Taurus Dad With A Sigil-Engraved Magic Stick?
The teacup he said, “belonged to his mother”. She was Scottish and had one blue eye and one green eye. I am not sure, but there is a little talk in the family about her having been “gifted” or having gypsy blood or something, but he refuses to talk about it.
So I am thinking Dad maybe has a hidden mystical side? If so, it might explain why when he was briefly dabbling in pottery, he painted perfect copies of Neanderthal cave paintings on porcelain. I thought it was just an appreciation of Neanderthal art, but maybe there was a deeper connection? A lot of those paintings featured bulls which are very Taurean, yes?
Anyway thought this might interest you. Here are some pics of the items.
The Mystical Virgo
When Your Father Is A Uranian Witch
Dear Mystical Virgo,
WOW! What a cool Taurus dad and the symbols on the magic stick (picture not posted by request, due to possible bad juju – i agree) are SIGILS. I mean, seriously, he made this as a kid? ON WHAT PLANET? You could Google-image search them if you wanted to find out which supernatural entity is attached to which one. Sigils are old magic, with each one actually said to summon…something. An entity. Angel. Demon. Nature Spirit. To BE it. You don’t dabble in them as a hobby i.m.o.
He has Uranus conjunct his Taurus Sun/Mercury and the Moon in Aquarius. So he’s Uranian and they’re full of surprises. He’s also got Mars square Pluto so good luck extracting any info he doesn’t want to share lol. Super-impressive though. Lucky you.
What does everyone else think of Witch-Dad?