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Tarot Readings - Buffalo, NY

Psychic Readings in Buffalo, NY - Tarot Reading
A Tarot Reading as well as Psychic readings, have been done for centuries in many different cultures and religions. Connecting to the higher spirit self, as well as to the spirit world, the cards help in the divination process. They help the reader bring guidance, help, and closure to those who seek it.

As an intuitive reader located in Buffalo, NY, I am proud to have the knowledge and the gift to read the cards. Stop by my online store Two Cats Witchery for Tarot readings, Fantasy & Whimsical art and merchandise, along with metaphysical items and supplies.

So what is a Tarot Reading?  
Well, Tarot is a tool used for divination and guidance purposes. The cards are artistically drawn with colorful images filled symbols, seasons, and meanings. There is little known of where or who used the cards first, but we do know that the Tarot were first used as playing cards for fun and games. Consisting of 78 cards, the tarot were used for entertainment in the mid 15th century throughout Europe. Tarot has been dated as far back as the 1200's, but it was in the late 18th century that the Tarot started to be used for divination and guiddance purposes. The cards were used as a pathway to the unknown and the other side. These cards were not only pieces of art, but spiritual as well. This is where the true meanings of the Tarot emerged, connecting them to Egypt, the Kabbalah, philosophy, and alchemy.

There are many old forms of Tarot decks, but the most popular and well known deck in the English countries, is the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Designed by artist Pamela Colman Smith, the images are very child like in nature. These cards may seem simple, but with deeper viewing one can see much symbolism and color.

How is a Reading done?
A tradition Tarot reading consisted of two people, a seeker and a reader. A seeker is a person who is asking for guiddance or help with a certain question in their life. A reader is a person who uses their intuition and knowledge to interpret the cards. The reader helps in answering the seekers question by laying out a card pattern called a spread, and then reads the cards as she sees them. Using different meanings, symbols, colors, and details within the cards to help the seeker. Tarot is a tool, a colorful artistic tool that is used to help guide us through lifes journey. The rest is up to you.

How does Tarot work?
Tarot works when the reader is asked a question by the seeker. The reader then connects with the seeker to help guide them to make a better life decision. The cards are tools for the reader to use which help to connect with the readers own abilities. A successful reading happens when the reader has a strong sense of intuition, remains objective, describes the cards, and relays a message even if they or the seeker does not understand it yet. Many times when doing a reading, a message may seem unclear or confusing at the moment. This is normal and most of the time days, weeks, or months later the message will become clear to the seeker.

Most readers want an open communication with the seeker. Sometimes seekers feel if they have to share any information with the reader, then they are not reciving a "good" reading. This is not a useful way of thinking and will hinder the reading, cutting the information short they could otherwise receive.

How does Julia do a reading?
Julia performs each reading in a similar & ritualistic manner. When she is ready for a reading, Julia lights certain candles & places different crystals out that will help her. She then asks spirit (God, passed loved ones, spirit guides, angels, and spirit self) for guidance, protection, and help in connecting with her intuition. Viewing each reading as a conversation among the client, spirit, and herself. She encourages each person to try and tap into their intuition as well when viewing the final reading. Julia records each reading so she can translate it directly to you. Recording the reading allows Julia to not miss anything when sending it to you. For examples of how Julia does a reading, please view her Tarot reading videos.

What is an email reading format?
When you choose the email option under the reading of your choice, you will recieve the full reading, guidance, and answers in an email form. Julia does each reading similar, so no matter how you decide to get your reading (email or video) you will get the same results. Julia also sends images of the reading (cards chosen, candles & crystals used, and spread) so you can see exactly what the message is telling. With an email reading you can refer back to the written words as much as possible.

What is a video reading format?
When you choose the video option under the reading of your chioce, Julia will record the reading as a video. She then will post the video on her You tube channel and send you this link to your email. No names will be used and it will be completely confidential.

How can one do a reading from a distance?
Julia taps into her intuition when doing a reading. One does not need to be present in order for the mind to connect intuitivly. Julia also asks for help from the spirit world & from God in order to find guidance to the question at hand.

Are the readings private?
YES! Each reading is done alone and is always kept private. No names are ever released.

Is a Tarot reading set in stone?
Not at all. A Tarot reading is a tool that helps guide you through lifes many tough questions. It suggests to you what could happen if you continue along a certain path. It is up to you to choose your own direction. If you like what you are heaing, then steer in that way or that path. If you don't like what you are hearing, make the correct changes to steer away. Everyone has a will and can choose which path is best for them. It is your choice on how to use and what to do with the information you receive.

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I must state... Tarot readings on this site are for entertainment purposes only. Must be 18 years to purchase a Tarot reading. No guarantee on readings or guidance. Thank you

Eagle Spirit Guide - Animal Totem - Symbolic Meaning

The eagle as a spirit guide is of very importance. It is right up there with the owl whn it comes to the symbolic meaning of the Animal Totems. The eagle is a strong and fearless bird that sends us a powerful messages, if we are open to recieving them.

If one sees an eagle, one can believe this to be a spiritual sign or message. These signes usually come in the form of dreams (both while asleep & awake), in your third eye / minds eye, in a painting or picture, through a reading, in the Tarot cards, or in nature. If one sees the eagle, look to the message it is trying to bring to you.

The eagle reminds us to sore to greater hiegthts including, to reach higher goals and gain higher knowledge. The eagle totem is a messanger from the heavens and relays messages from the spirit world. When you see this sign, a message is coing to you from the other side. Connected to the spirit of the sun, the eagle is a sign of enlightenment and strong strength. Seak out our true emotions and true feelings about the situations in life. What is for the best and will make us happy.

Involved with creativity and the creation of things, when we see the eagle, it tells us to open the creative aspects of ourselves. We may be holding these in and not expressing them enough. Write a poem or draw a picture to release the stresses in our lives.

The body characteristics of the eagle also have meanings and messages. The feet and claws are strong, reminding us to stay grounded and to stay bonded to the earth. Even when soring to those great heights, keep a strong connection to the earth. The sharp beak reminds us when to speak, how much to speak, and how strongly one should speak. This is a true sign for communication. The beautiful and long wings represent unity, balance, and equality. The two wings works together to help the eagle in daily tasks. The are a unity between the masculine and feminine energies. Lastly the feathers help in the healing of emotions and physical ailments.

Overall, the message is telling us to defeat our fears, look beyond the horizon, have faith, and strength. See and take in all things, both good and bad, and understand they are a part of this lifes journey. Trust the messages you are receiving and stay strong.

Long Pine Needle Herb Bundle - Energy, Space Cleansing & Blessing

Pine needles have been used by many cultures for Energy, Space cleansing & blessing. Use a long Pine Needle herb Bundle for protection, home blessing and cleansing, smudge, banishing, healing, fertility, money, harmony, purification, and energy cleaning. Also to bless & clear away negative energy in a house, office space, ones self, or spiritual tools (crystals, Tarot cards, crystal balls, wands, etc.)

These pine bundles are also used for arts & crafts. For baskets making & weaving, to make mini broom or besoms, for primitive doll making, wreath making, etc. They also look very nice hanging from a window or shelf. Great Yule, winter, or Christmas decoration. Bring the outdoors in.

This bundle (shown in the images) is a Handmade bundle made from pine. Bundled with string, I make each special for the person it is for. I hand pick, wash, and bundle using my knowledge and ancestorial spirit help.

Pine needles are usually uses for spiritual, metaphysical, energy, and arts & crafts use. Every item is put together with love, my intuition, power of intent, spiritual guidance, and a blessing. These Pine bundles and many more herbs are available in the Website shop Two Cats Witchery.

Owl Symbolism & Meaning - Animal Spirit Guide

Owls are exotic, beautiful creatures that roam the night sky in search of their next hunt. Nocturnal and solitary animals, these birds are mystical and symbolic in many cultures.

Symbolism of the owl can range from culture to culture, but their common meanings are off wisdom, knowledge, & prophecy. Displayed as the old wise owl in many childrens stories, with glasses and reading books, these birds reinforced the idea of gaining knowlegde.

I always looked at the Owl as a true beauty, one of mystery and eerie intelligence; but I never became so aware of their qualities until earlier this year. Now I am a person who is always researching and expanding my knowledge in my lifes path and many journeys, so when I started seeing owls everywhere, I started my searching.

To explain my seeing of owls everywhere, I must mention that I don't mean I saw them flying around out my window, but I saw them symbolically. Living in a huge city, these birds don't grace their presence in our trees, those are for the pigeons and sparrows. When I say that I saw owls, I mean that I saw them in my Mind Eye or Third Eye. I saw them in my night dreams and day dreams. I saw them in my oriental carpet and on my wall. I saw them on the first pages of my husbands magazines and on social network walls. They were right in my face, all the time for 4 days. I didn't really realize that I was being sent a message, until I was woken up on the 5th morning from hearing the HOO HOO HOO's.

Being a believer of signs and symbols from the spirit world, I figured "ok, someone is trying to send me a message." I started my research that morning and found out some interesting information. I will say, once I acknowledged the signs and was delivered the message, the owl sighting, visions, and HOO's stopped.

So what symbols and signs did I find that the mighty owl represents?

In Native American culture, they represent wisdom and foresight. Owls are the keepers of sacred knowledge. Since owls are nocturnal and see winderfully in the dark, they were present, as well as symbols of them in night ceremonies. They gave power to see, hear, and gain senses in the dark.

In West African culture, the owl is known as the messanger of secrets. They are looked at as being the kin to sorcerors and the companions to seers, mystics, and witches. They were used in ceremonies and rituals as well.

In Medieval times, in Western and Central Europe; owls were believed to be witches, priestesses, and Goddesses in disguise.

Known still today as the witches familier, they are right up there with the beloved black cat. The animal soul or spirit guide is linked to these spiritual people. Bringing guiddance, help, and companionship through a unique communicative bond. Owls are honored as the keeper of the spirit, accompaning them to the other world. Winged with new souls, leading them from earth to the spirit world. With wisdom, knowledge, mystisism, mystery transition, protection, secrets, messages, and intelligence; the owl is one immense helper.

So what do I believe my message was? Well I think it was a combination of the many. The spirit world is telling me to continue to open my intuition, to continue to gain knowledge, and to continue to research. I am a very spiritual person and I always keep my eyes open for signs, symbols, and messages from the other world. I believe the owl is one of my Animal spirit guides, bringing messages when I am in need. This animal guide will keep my secrets, will remind me that I am on the correct spiritual path for me to be on, and to continue gaining and stregnthening my intuition and skills.

I haven't seen or heard the owl again, but I feel this is because I recieved the message. When it's time for another or if I fall of track, I know the owl will be right back in my face letting me know.

Black & Pink Salts - Natural Minerals

Who knew there were so many different forms of salt? Including simple table salts, rocks salts, bath salts, & some that are handmade mixtures. Black, pink, & white salts are a few to be mentioned.

One might think that these natural minerals are used for only seasoning your food, but the usages are plenty. Yes you have your white table salts in grain or rock form, but did you know that pink is also an option.

Pink Rock Sea Salt is 100% pure rock salt. The one pictured here, is harvested from the Himalayan Mountains, all natural and no additives. Pink sea salt is used for not only cooking and table purposes, but is great for detoxing and adding to you bath water. It helps with dry skin making it feel smooth. Pink salt is also used in the metaphysical world. I love using this salt to spiritual cleanse or bless my home and crystals.
The Pink salt pictured, is actually a combination I mix myself of both pink and white organic salt, perfect for the many uses.

Now Black salt can come in many forms. The purest form of Black salt that is harvested just like the pink salt. It is great for cooking and bathing as well. This type is safe for consumption.

The black salt that is pictured here, is not edible. It is known as Black salt or witches salt. It is a handmade combination or mixture of white salt, herbs, ash, and charcoal. It is used for clearing away negative energy, protection, banishing, and is a "must have" of spiritual supplies. I make this black salt in my home kitchen. I use a mixture of herbs for protection, banishing & getting rid of negative energy. I also use a mix of salt, and ash & charcoal from my spiritual work. I put my energy, love, and intent into every batch. Made to order, special for you.

These salts & much more available in my Two Cats Witchery.
As always, thanks for viewing & enjoy!

Black Cat Oil - Metaphysical Ritual Supplies

Black Cat Oil has been used by many culture for ritual & spiritual use. Used for reversing bad luck, drawing in money & love, Hex or curse breaking, and to bring postive energy into your life. It is known as the gamblers oil, and is used to bring good fortune & luck to those who carry it.

Black Cat oil is also used to honor the feline Egyptian Goddess Bast, (also known as Bastet). Originally Bast was viewed as the protector Goddess or the defender of the pharaoh. Later, Bast began to be represented as a woman with the head of a cat and emerged as the Egyptian cat-goddess.

I make this Oil in my home kitchen. I use a mixture of herbs, oil, & black cat hair which is a must for this oil. I put my energy, love, and intent into every batch. Made to order, special for you.

My Black Cat oil comes in a 1.2 oz (35ml) dark colored bottle. I handmake and prepare for you using my knowledge.

The black kitten shown is my cat Penelope, which the black hair for this oil comes from. She is a good sport and posed for the pictures (for some chicken treats of course).

Black Cat hair is the main and most important ingredient for this oil, in my opinion. Black cats are beautiful exotic looking creatures that bring good luck, not the steriotypical bad luck that so many believe. In the Old Country & Old Traditional ways, black cats are the bringers of GOOD LUCK and prosperity.

This oil is used only for spiritual use. For anointing candles or self during rituals. Can be carried in your pocket or purse when one is in need of some luck. Goes along way so use sparingly. NOT for consumption.

All of my spiritual supplies & metaphysical items are put together with love, my intuition, power of intent and a blessing. Ready for your use, all in my shop Two Cats Witchery.

Cats in Art - Black & Tan Kitten Prints

Who doesn't enjoy cats in art?

I know that I sure do expecially with these 2 black & tan kitten art prints. Part of the "Feline Faces" series, these 2 are the first to be debuted.

The black cat is perfect for Halloween or for any cat lover. Inspired by my beautiful black kitten, I really enjoyed painting this one. 

The tan cat is filled with whimsy. Her bright blue eyes shine as they look up at the red flower petal vines. These Cat Art Prints are now available in my website shop Two Cats Witchery.

As I mentioned before, these are just the first of many art pieces that will be in a series called, "Feline faces." I hope that you enjoy then as much as I do.

Thanks for viewing..

Tarot Readings - Spiritual Guidance & Help

Everyone has questions that arise & situations in their life. Sometimes we all need a little spiritual guidance. Tarot readings may be the answer you are looking for.

I really enjoy doing readings on myself as well as on others. I love the sense of helping out and giving advice to those who ask. Getting a card reading can lead us on the desired path and make the journey somewhat easier.

The history of Tarot is found in many cultures and times, ranging from Italy to Germany, & of course the Americas.

I offer many types of tarot reading services.

I do every card reading in a ritualistic manner. For more information about how I do a reading, please visit the Tarot Information & FAQ's section.

For more detailed readings and different spreads; visit my store Two Cats Witchery or schedule an appointment through my contact page.

~ Gift Reading options: Every reading may be purchased as a gift. If doing so, please make sure that the person is completely open to receiving a reading.

Folk Art - Full Moon - Fantasy Birds Original Painting

A folk art original, fantasy painting. Featuring three rustic sparrow birds, sitting perched on the winter tree branchs. A spooky midieval castle sits on the top of a mountain. A full moon / dark moon shines black, down upon them. Black birds, or are they bats, fly in the midnight sky.

The painting is created on antiqued paper, which was done prior to the painting being painted on it. To antique paper, means to make the paper look old & rustic. It is done using a mixture of tea and water.

I really like how this painting turned out. I think it will be the first of many more that I do using this method. 

As always, Enjoy!

Lemon & Rosemary Flea Spray

I made a tutorial video on how to make a Natural Flea Spray for animals. This spray uses lemon juice & the herb rosemary.

The dog spray contains the ingredients of lemon, rosemary, and water. All which are safe for the dogs skin. The cat spray is just water and apple cidar vinegar.

These 2 bug sprays work great and are safe, with no harsh chemicals. They are made form natural kitchen ingredients and can also be used on yourself and around the house. These are also good for children because of the natural ingredients. I have very sensitive skin, & both insect sprays are god on my skin.

This video and more can be found on my youtube page. Enjoy!

Fantasy Art Book Video

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you my new video that I created. It explains a little about my latest art book Fantasy and Fairy Tales: The Art of Julia Finucane. Written and illustrated by me, I am so thrilled about it. This book is my very first, but not my last. Available for sale through Enchanted Fantasy as well as on Amazon. Visit Book for more information and images.

Crystal Ball Fairy & Space Queen Paintings

I have two new paintings that I wanted to share with everyone. The first painting is titled Crystal Ball Fairy and is the piece that is being debuted in my art book, Fantasy & Fairy Tales: Art of Julia Finucane.

A beautiful fairy with big eyes, jet black hair, and golden wings. She holds a crystal ball in her tiny hands dreaming about her future. The painting is 8x10 inches on canvas board. Painted in acrylic paints, then varnished for protection of worldly elements.

Available in 4 differents style prints, they can be viewed and purchased in my Fairy Art & Mermaid Art gallery.
The 2nd image is titled Space Queen and is my very first space themed painting. I have started placing my artwork in Fantasy / Sci fi Conventions, so I wanted to do a series of space related pieces. I plan on doing many more and already have 2 more sketched out. My next is going to be a mermaid & space combination.

Space Queen is also 8x10 inches, painted with acrylics on canvas board and varnished. Available as well in all 4 print styles. They can be viewed and purchased in my shop Two Cats Witchery. The original is also available for sale.

Space Queen - Works In Progress (WIP) - Fantasy Painting

I wanted to share my latest Works in Progress (WIP) painting that I am currently working on.

The painting is space themed and will be titled "Space Queen." Done in acrylic paints on 8" x 10" canvas board, it is my first space / sci fi piece.

Always being fascinated with stars, planets, and outer space; I am excited about my new space series of paintings.

Space and other art prints available in the art sale section on this website.

I am also branching out into the Fantasy / Sci fi  convention world, so this is a perfect time to start creating these pieces.

Like every artwork I create, I started out with a rough sketch and idea. That sketch became a final sketch which I then transfered onto the canvas.

I then painted the first layer of the background and started the dress.

I hope to have this finished within a few days and will post more updates soon.

Salem, Massachusetts Weekend Trip

In October, my husband and I visited the historical town of Salem, Massachusetts. This was a perfect time to visit for a weekend trip. Being so close to Halloween, Salem puts on many events and has xtended hours for museums. In the middle of town, an arts and crafts festival runs the whole month of October. 
We stayed at the very old, very haunted, and very beautiful Hawthorne Inn. This hotel was right in the center of town, close to everything, and allowed our dog. Usually they are booked solid a year in advance during this time, but we got lucky with someone canceling. I was kind of scared when we checked in, I did not want to be on the 6th floor. That is the haunted floor, and if you believe like I do, it can be spooky. Well guess what, we where put on the 6th which the only floor that allowed dogs, so I had no choice. I do not really know why I was feeling uneasy, we stay at hotels that are reportedly haunted all the time. For some reason this one made me feel strange. Well we stayed the weekend, nothing to spooky happened. I did get alot of orbs in my room pictures, and the toilets (we had two bathrooms in the room) did flush on their own.

Since I haven't been to Salem since I was about 5 with my parents, I wanted to do all the museums. We went to the all the Witch museums, to many to mention. They had historical facts, info about the witch trials, and artifacts. I really enjoyed myself.

We walked around the small town taking some amazing pictures. Salem is also on the water, so they have a marina area with shops, restaurants, and boats. The town is also very dog friendly. We even took our dog to lunch with us. The allowed us to sit outside with her and even brought her treats and water. This was when I fell in love with Salem. 

Next was a little shopping. Everything was Halloween themed, so I had so much to choose from. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I was in my glory.

We walked by the House of Green Gables. It was so beautiful and rustic. I love the look of the grey painted wood that was all around the town. I wanted to go in, but the line was long and we had so much to see and do still, so I took pictures from the outside. 

I told my husband that next time we visit, I am making room in our schedule and am going in the House of Green Gables for the tour. 

Now Salem is still a very large witch community which gives the town some great culture. The police logo showed their pride with having a witch  in the middle. My husband thought it was very cool, so he took a picture. He also bought a patch and a sticker for himself.

Salem also had a nice brewery and since it was the Fall season, they had some really good seasonal beers available. We bought a sampler, which was a tray of 5 different samples of the beer they made at the brewery. They were all very good.

Salem also has some old cemetaries and one was around the corner from the brewery, so I had to go. I should say that the town is small so everything is walking distance. You do not have to drive until you leave to go home.

Now back to the cemetary. When we got there a tour was going on so there were alot of people. This made it hard to take pictures, but I did get to hear some of the stories the tour guide was telling. This cemetary was alos right in the middle of town, plus the festival was going on, so it was packed. I did manage to get a few pictures without anyone in them.

The gravestone were very old and faded which made it hard to read the words. One flat tomb was slightly pushed open. The stone was also very thin which probably isn't good for preserving  them.

Well that was most of our wonderful trip to Salem and we loved it. My husband actually just checked the hotel last night. We were to late though, all is booked up. hopefully we will get lucky again and someone will cancel.

Bethlehem Pennsylvania Weekend Trip

Back in October my husband and I took a weekend trip to the historical town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I really love small old towns, and kept hearing the advertisements about this place. I was not disappointed.

This town was everything one might look for when visiting a historical town. The old world charm and architecture where still present. The friendly people, little shops, museums, and couble stone added to the experience. It felt like I stepped back in time.

The first stop we made was to an old book store that sold limited edition and antique books. The plaque on the door said that the building was one of the first built. I found a book that made me excited. It was a limited edition Harry Potter book writen in an English dialect. I wanted it, but it was out of my price range.

We then walked around the town and found a place to eat, the Bethlehem Brew house. It was very good with great beer as well. Then for dessert was a local chocolate shop with all homemade truffles and goodies.

The towns people were very friendly. They told us the story about how the town was founded by a religous community and pointed us in the direction to the original church.

We were then led on our way to one of the original plantations. When we got to the plantation, the farm workers had the resident horses out running. These horses where police officers and very friendly with people. They came right up to me which was amazing.

Before we left Bethlehem to drive back home we visited the towns first cemetary. I am one of those people who love old cemetaries. Even as a child I found these old stone graves to be fastinating. My father would take me to visit old cemetaries when visiting places on our trips. New Orleans was one of my favorite places to see these cementaries. These top the list of great cemetaries because they are so unique.

Finding and photographing these cemetaries has become a must do thing of mine whenever I visit a place. This cemetary is still used today, but also had many of the towns founders buried there. It was a very beautiful and peaceful place to see.

As we drove away I told my husband I had to take one more picture. Now Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is an old town that made much of its money from the steel mill factories. Like my home town of Buffalo NY, Bethlehem has many of these factories that are still there. They are not in use anymore but these structures are now used as a preservation type museum, music and arts venue, and casino.

Our weekend trip was so wonderful and one to remember. We are planning on goin again soon. Thank you Bethlehem for a great time.

A Beautiful Disaster - Makeup Fashion Blog

Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce you to my dear friend Kelly and her new blog, A Beautiful Disaster.  This is her first blog, and with two posts. it is already a great read. She is a lover of books, art, nature, makeup, and fashion (just to name a few).

Her first two posts talk about what to expect from the blog and about her obsession with colorful things, including nail polish. It is the perfect 'Girly' blog for every lady out there. Kelly is also an artist, we went to art school together, and a lovely writer.

I have known her my whole life. We went to Catholic elementary school, lived in the same nieghborhood, and worked at the small local grocery store also. She got me the job back when we were in college =). Oh what fun we had closing the deli department.

She was in my wedding and is the one friend who visits me in NYC every year. Thanks Kelly for visiting me. No one else does! No they do, I'm just kidding. Seriously though, she does visit every year. I didn't think it would be so hard to get people to actually take a trip and visit. They get a trip to Manhattan, with free hotel because they stay with me, and it's like pulling teeth to get people to visit.

Anyways... I got off subject alittle. Well go check out Kelly's blog and follow too.