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Spring Staff Style

Spring Staff Style

Ostara, the Spring Equinox, has finally blessed our presence! March has leaped in like a rabbit out of hibernation, and thank goodness the weather will be changing. The rain is a fall, the cherry blossoms abloom, my nose running, and my eyes, itching. Other than Spring allergies and my devotion to antihistamines, kleenex and eye drops, I also look forward to new fashion!

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The Wooden Tarot & The Earthbound Oracle by Skullgarden

The Wooden Tarot & The Earthbound Oracle by Skullgarden

Every new season begs for new readings! With several creative divination decks available at Altar, we have selected two that are perfect for the Spring season. Two of our favorite complementing decks from artist A.L. Swartz (Skullgarden) are The Wooden Tarot and The Earthbound Oracle, both unique in application and excellently interpretive in their own designs. For this example, I will be utilizing the popular ‘three card spread’ to reflect the past, present and future.

Read on for an in depth look at two beautiful dark naturalist decks!

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Tucson Treasures!

Tucson Treasures!

Truth be told, Oregon is not my favorite place in February. By this time in the year, many of us are feeling pretty soggy and surly in the grey weather that feels like it has lasted a lifetime. Seasonal depression is in full swing and the memory of summer is like a long distance friend we haven’t seen for a while. It is at this time that I head south for the Tucson Gem and Mineral show.

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Jared's Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Jared's Valentine's Day Gift Guide

It’s about to be that time of year again! Where couple’s re-ignite their passions for one another, where new couples begin to blossom, where single patrons find new love, or if you’re forever alone like me, you just spoil yourself immensely on February 14th. So whether it’s Valentine’s Day for you, or Singles Awareness Day, or just straight out Anti-Valentine’s Day, do the right thing and spoil your significant other, or yourself, to some beautiful keepsakes for this coming holiday.

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Unmentionable ft. The House of Flora

Unmentionable ft. The House of Flora

2017's Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition has a lovely surprise for its audience!  The House of Flora, an avant garde drag, performance art, and dance company will be sharing the stage with many beautiful local designers contributing to the pool of amazing talent this year. Jared, our blog writer, has the inside perspective on this innovative performance scene.

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