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Hi, I'm bri

i’m a witch, astrologer, tarot enthusiast, grad student, and writer living in durham, north carolina!

you, my friend, have arrived at tadpole magic, a lifestyle blog providing inspiration and insight into living an intentional, magical life through tarot, astrology, witchcraft, and more!

i remember when i first started practicing witchcraft and just how incredible expansive but overwhelming it could be. i was nervous about doing spells incorrectly or felt like it had to produce some incredibly life-changing outcome otherwise i was a failure. when working full-time i felt like a bad witch for forgetting it was the full moon and having absolutely nothing planned.

i was craving a space where i could share my experiments with intuition, what i was working with and the results (or lack thereof) that i saw in my life, and understanding the “why” behind different metaphysical practices like tarot, astrology, and more.

hence the creation of tadpole magic! there are no bad witches nor the requirement of being a witch to be here. instead, this is a space to be curious and critical about the practices we engage in and to relate our magical practices to our lived experiences!

in addition to this blog, i’m a metaphysical writer and i co-host/co-produce the podcast, open magic, a podcast about understanding magic through critical, cozy conversations.

in my “normal life,” i LIVE IN WITH A WONDERFUL PARTNER, A PUP, AND MY LOVELY CAT. I LOVE SPENDING TIME IN NATURE, READING, AND BEING ACTIVE--GOING TO WORK OUT IS USUALLY THE PRIMARY REASON I LEAVE MY HOUSE, TBH. IN MY *EVERYDAY LIFE* YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO CATCH ME AT THE GYM, TEACHING A CYCLE CLASS, or sipping on a matcha latte!

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WHAT CAN YOU READ ABOUT HERE?

now that you know where I'm coming from, you might be wondering what you can learn about here!

you can expect to read about:

tarot — exploring beyond the definition of the cards, here you get to learn about how they manifest in real life and how you can learn from them in your own. an ongoing series i write for are my reflections, which ponder the experience i’ve had with my card of the month at the end of the month.

astrology — bringing this sometimes abstract, complicated system down to earth, you can read about what to expect from different transits and why, journaling exercises to help tap into different parts of your natal chart, ritual ideas for understanding these zodiacal energies, and how i’ve experienced different transits or astrological energies in my own life!

magical living — from grandiose ceremonies to finding intention in the more mundane aspects of life, learn about how you can incorporate magic, witchcraft, and intentionality into your life to any degree you desire!

origin story project — an oral history project i started in 2018 focusing on preserving the life histories of witches, pagans, metaphysical practitioners in the south. this is likely going to expand as part of my work for my thesis when i go to grad school fall 2019.

interested in sharing your experiences with any of these topics? — you don’t need to be a professional to contribute to tadpole magic, just check out the details here!

book a reading

as of spring 2019, i am over the moon to announce the offerings i am available to provide after thinking intently about exactly how i wanted to utilize my astrological knowledge to help provide guidance and facilitate you to tap into your inner wisdom.

i currently offer natal chart readings, an astrology and tarot reading blend, and, what i consider to be my pride and joy, a 12 week one-on-one personalized course for you to learn about your specific natal chart called learning your astrology.

HOW DO I STAY UP TO DATE?

1. follow me on social and introduce yourself!

2. sign-up for my biweekly missive that i send out about my life as a witch! i share what i’ve been working with, what resources i’m engaging with, and what i’ve learned in the past week as a way for you to get inspired about your own magical practice!

3. email me! I would love to hear about topics you'd like to read about, feedback or reactions to my posts, or any questions you have!

4. listen to me chat with my beloved friend and collaborator, gina from incandescent tarot, on our podcast, open magic!

5. check out our offerings on open magic’s patreon! featuring energy reports, reflections, meditations, and so many other offerings, these are great resources you can have available to you for just a few bucks a month while making two working witches very happy!

however you want to get in touch, i look forward to getting to know you and learning about what you’re interested in reading about here!

hope to hear from you soon!

xx bri