Michele Jackson’s article — Distance Readings

I wanted to share with you a cool post made by a tarot expert and a fellow Bone-Reading aficionado, Michele Jackson.

Michele’s amazing site, Tarot Passages, was one of the first tarot sites to appear on the Internet (if not the first one); and she has also created the Aleph-Beth Tarot, which I’m proud to have in my collection. I met Michele a few years back through my dear friend, cat yronwode, who has mentored us both.

Today Michele is producing a blog dedicated to solely to Bone Reading — MJ’s Bone Box. Here is an example from her blog — Distance Readings.

I was very lucky to exchange New Year Bone Readings with Michele over Skype about a month ago. I’ve found Michele’s consultation, accurate, inspiring and transformative. I highly recommend her spiritual services! 


Madame Nadia

I am a proud member of Hoodoo Psychics

This is just a short post to let y’all know that as of last night I am a proud member of Hoodoo Psychics.

This is the first time I am venturing into the psychic hotline world, and I am very excited because Hoodoo Psychics is a true cooperative organization with a solid code of ethics. Currently, all the diviners who read via this site are also members of the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers.  I couldn’t ask for a better company!

So dial 1-888-4-HOODOO ext. 8468 if you would like to book an instant reading with me 🙂



Madame Nadia


Join me on the “Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour” tomorrow

I am honored to be again a guest on the longest running conjure radio show, The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour — alongside my good friend and mentor, Ms. cat yronwode, and one of the most talented and elegant rootworkers of our time, ConjureMan Ali.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show: The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues.

I am planning to divine with the Lenormand cards, and with a self-made version of the upcoming The Book of Knowing playing cards oracle by Ana Cortez.

I hope you can tune in, and join us during the show in the chat room or on the phone. The show starts at 5 PM CST — 6:30 CST.

See you there!



Madame Nadia


If you missed the Hoodoo Rootwork Radio Show last Sunday

If you happened to miss the Hoodoo Rootwork Radio Show last Sunday, here is an archived recording of the show. Along the hosts, who were using the RW tarot, I was divining with the Lenormand cards & Ana Cortez‘s fabulous Playing Cards Oracles.

The show was loads of fun, and I can’t wait to do it again. Though I was very nervous, since it was my first radio appearance.

I absolutely love using the Lenormand and playing cards for conjure-type readings and for Spirit work. I find both systems to be very practical, and give not only accurate predictions, but also naturally offer natural suggestions for rootwork and magical remediation. After all, two-headed doctors from the old South often used playing cards as their divination tool, along with bones, and scrying.

Do you use your Lenormand or another deck, other than tarot, in any type of Spiritual work?


Lenormand — First crack at the Line of Five

Although I had the best intentions to blog this week, there was so much going on that I couldn’t make it happen. A full-time day position, resuming my fortune telling practice, and medical misfortunes like a nasty root canal and a never-ending saga with a compression garment has kept my schedule quite uncompromising. Nevertheless, I diligently continued my Lenormand practice.

Following Cartomantes Cabinet lessons, I immersed myself in the Line of Five spread this week. Although it’s a bit too heavy for a daily spread (a draw of three is easier to decode and is generally more doable on a daily basis), I stuck with it and it really made a difference. But I had to be creative.

In the previous week I woke up every morning having enough time to lay out three cards, record the time and the weather conditions, and jot down my predictions for the day before going to work. This week, on the other hand, was much more hectic — so sitting peacefully and journaling about the cards I got wasn’t an option. I found myself mainly pulling cards on the way to work. The lovely Postman Lenormand is still my favorite for on-the-go readings because the images are simple, the playing cards symbols are captured right there on the cards’ faces, and the tin carrier-case keeps the cards safe in the front pocket of my purse.

When having a few extra minutes to snooze, I drew cards while still in bed — even before having coffee. And I think that I had only a single opportunity this week to actually sit down for a more meditative sort of a reading. Because I knew I had the time, I also cast a few bones to get more insight into the day. Doesn’t this look cool?

Casting bones over a Line of Five

I also got to practice this technique with another student on Cartomantes Cabinet, as part of a Reading Exchange assignment. It was neat to not only practice with a different person, but to also receive validation to my interpretations.

But the coolest experience this week definitely was using the Line of Five method in a conjure consultation; where I not only foretold a client’s future, but also saw the appropriate magical remediation to improve their situation and reach the desired results. It made me realize that I have begun using Lenormand system not only horizontally (linearly), but also vertically. I found appropriate ways to incorporate my intuition into the traditional way of reading these awesome cards.

Weekly Draw for 4.29-5.6.2012

For this week’s forecast I laid out the Grand Tableau, using my vintage Carta Mundi deck. I also drew 4 cards from the Playing Cards Oracle deck, and cast some bones.

Here’s what I got:

Bones — from closest to farthest:

Abalone (open); John the Conqueror; Blocked Cowrie (coconut top); Cowrie (upside-down); Buckeye; Wiesel Jaw (facedown).

Formation resembles the Hebrew letter Gimel.


PCO cards (From top to bottom):

Ace of Diamonds — Ignita

4 of Diamonds — South Wind

Queen of Clubs — Leah

Lady (10) of Clubs — Fortuna