Personal, Uncategorized

New Year 2018 – My Year At A Glance

Last year I wrote a lot about what Shinto practices I do for New Year so I'm not going to repeat it here and instead I encourage you to read that past post. This year, I'm going to write more of a reflection post on the past year and what  I achieved both spiritual and… Continue reading New Year 2018 – My Year At A Glance

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Monthly Goals, tarot

How I Use Tarot To Set Monthly Goals

It's no secret that I love tarot. I've been reading it for nearly 15 years and I own 16 decks - a collection which is ever-expanding. I've read for many people, both friends and paid clients and I enjoy it immensely. I like to read my own cards when I need advice, when I don't… Continue reading How I Use Tarot To Set Monthly Goals

Personal

My Current Focus – Updates And The Future Of This Blog

Hey everyone, apologies for a long silence. I've been debating what to do with my blog here as it's hard to keep creating Shinto-related content considering I don't live in Japan and can't visit shrines. Of course this doesn't make me any less of a Shinto follower, just that it can be hard to update… Continue reading My Current Focus – Updates And The Future Of This Blog

Matsuri, Seasonal

What To Do At Oharae-shiki – The Summer Purification Rite

Oharae-shiki is an important Shinto festival held on the last day of June annually and is also known as the Summer Purification Rite. This festival is , according to Fushimi Inari Taisha, 'to purify us of all sins unintentionally committed since New Year’s Day. The impurities are transferred to doll-like figures, which are then released… Continue reading What To Do At Oharae-shiki – The Summer Purification Rite

Inari, Matsuri

Sangyo-sai (産業祭)

Sangyo-sai (産業祭 - Industrial Festival) is an annual festival at Fushimi Inari Taisha - 'A ceremony expressing thanks to Inari Okami, the deity of all business enterprises, and praying for business success and economic prosperity.' - (Fushimi Inari Website) This festival is one in which people pray for economic prosperity and success with their businesses.… Continue reading Sangyo-sai (産業祭)