Tarot Card of the Day – 1/31/11

January 31st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

8 of Disks from Georgie's Tarot

8 of Disks

Monday, January 31, 2011
8 of Disks

Get down to work. Nothing exciting going on, except maybe the chance to get more done than you thought you would.

Follow the template and don’t worry about being particularly innovative today. It’s probably more important to just get it done.

To motivate yourself try remembering that what you’re working on now is setting you up for your future. Put in the effort and it’ll ultimately pay off.

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Beyond Tarot Intensive – Episode 5

January 30th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

#6 The Lovers from Georgianna Boehnke's Graffiti Tarot (ver.1)

The Lovers - Graffiti Tarot

Join us this evening for the 5th in our series of Beyond Tarot Intensive classes!

Tonight’s cards are the Lovers and the Chariot.

Commitment and movement, union and change. We’ll be digging around to see what these things might mean in the Tarot.

#7 The Chariot from Georgianna Boehnke's Graffiti Tarot (ver.1)

The Chariot - Graffiti Tarot

All four Beyond Worlds cohosts will be there – Donnaleigh de LaRose, Storm Cestavani, Theresa Reed and myself.

Mingle around in the chatroom or call in (646) 200-0765.

And don’t forget your cards, pen and paper. There’s going to be lots of learning tonight.

Beyond Worlds – Tarot Intensive Episode 5
Sunday, January 30, 2011
7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)

Click here for a list of all the —> Beyond Tarot Intensive classes

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Tarot Card of the Day – 1/30/11

January 30th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

9 of Disks from Georgie's Tarot

9 of Disks

Sunday, January 30, 2011
9 of Disks

You’ve worked hard for your keep, with discipline and perseverance.  Physically, some important goals are finally being achieved.  You’re probably moving towards a place where you feel more at ease, a practical stability.   The fruits of your labour can now be recognized and finally enjoyed.

Take some time today to quietly congratulate yourself . You’ve worked hard and deserve what you’ve received.  Though the road hasn’t always been easy, developing patience and inner strength will prove well worth it.

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Beyond Worlds – Crafting With Tarot Decks

January 29th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Tonight’s Beyond Worlds is creatively inspired!

It’s a special 2-hour episode especially intended to ignite your Tarot crafting passions!

Three great artisans share their secrets on how to make things with Tarot decks. Great year-round gift ideas for yourself, or for those you love who love Tarot!

Tonight’s Guests:
Beth Seilonen is a gifted Tarot deck artist who has made over 60 different Tarot decks. Beth will show us how to make our own, personalized, home-made deck from scratch, start to finish.

Cindy Seavert will be teaching us how to decoupage with Tarot – from furniture, to vases, to boxes to hold your cards, Tarot collage can be practical and good looking.

Ellen-Mary Keough O’Brien will demonstrate how to make beautiful, wearable Tarot charms. Wear your favorite Tarot cards as jewelry! She’ll show us how.

And that won’t be all! There’s going to be even more fun ways to create with your cards. Join me and Donnaleigh de LaRose and see.

Visit us in the chatroom or call (646) 200-0765.

Here’s the handout for tonight’s show!

Beyond Worlds – Crafting With Tarot Decks (live or in archive)
Saturday, January 29, 2011
7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)

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Tarot Card of the Day – 1/29/11

January 29th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

#5 The Hierophant from Georgie's Tarot

#5 The Hierophant

Saturday, January 29, 2011
#5 – The Hierophant

Spiritual questions and tradition are highlighted during this period.  It’s probably important to you now to look carefully at the spiritual structures in your life.  Why do you believe what you do?  Who are your spiritual authorities and what gives them their legitimacy?  Who decides issues of morality for you, your family and/or your community?

Many of these questions are answered with cultural traditions. Today, you’ll probably be examining whether or not the answers you’re accustomed to are still satisfactory.  They might be or they might not be.  Don’t be afraid to seek out your truth simply because it rubs against your comfort zone.  Sometimes growth hurts a bit.

You might be asked to judge someone else’s dispute, or find the need to go to an authority for answers yourself.  Keep your mind open, but your skepticism on.  Ultimately, you’re the only one who can decide whether something makes sense for your life or not.

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Parrots Predict

January 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

I can’t speak for the legitimacy (or not) of the site they’re advertising, or the accuracy of their readings, but I just love this little parrot!!

Take a look at the ‘feathered messenger of the divine.’ He looks the cards over, picks one, then does a ‘confirmation dance.’ Adorable!

And they’re using a special deck. I’ve seen it in other parrot astrology videos. I want one.

Does it work without the bird? I wonder if my cat could learn.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 1/28/11

January 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

3 of Cups from Georgie's Tarot

Friday, January 28, 2011
3 of Cups

Celebrate with enthusiasm!  Today is for fun and sharing. Friends are at the forefront, especially the ladies in your life. Good times, good friends, good drink – it could be a pretty excellent day.  Don’t be afraid to be happy and remember to let people know how much you like them.

Take delight in music, poetry, painting – this is a time of inspiration and creativity.  Social interaction with others will be invigorating and fruitful.  Let yourself get carried away by laughter and joy.  Seek out the beautiful within yourself and those around you.  You won’t be disappointed if you do.

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Spiral Light of Venus

January 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Spiral Light of Venus is a mixed media performance art project inspired by the Tarot.

Through film, spoken word, music and movement, these Boston artists are using the Major Arcana to reflect various stages of a journey, rites of passage and influences from the natural world.

Presently they’re focusing on themes surrounding the Fool, Magician, Empress, Chariot, Death, the Tower, the Moon and the Star.

If you’re an artist and/or Tarot-loving Bostonian who’d like to take part in the project, this is your chance. Perform, submit artwork or just get involved.

All ages are welcome to audition and/or submit work for consideration. And no previous knowledge of Tarot is necessary.

If you have a story, poem, dance piece, short film, or painting that relates to one of the themes above, contact Margaret McGilvray.

She’s also looking for grafitti artists, sculptors, and performance artists to create live on-stage during the show.

It’s scheduled for March 2011. If you want to be part of it, act now!!

Here’s a couple of slideshows Margaret put together. The first is a collection of Fool cards. The second is full of Moons.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 1/27/11

January 27th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

#14 Temperance from Georgie's Deck

#14 Temperance

Thursday, January 27, 2011
#14 – Temperance

This is a great day to even things out. Balance and temperance are the energies surrounding you now. Can you bring your physical world into harmony with your emotional state? Temperance is about that perfect mix, neither too much nor too little. It’s about becoming conscious of what you want to be both inside and out and courageous enough to try to be that.

You are responsible for any healing you might need. The first step is to acknowledge what might be out of balance and then start readjusting. Sometimes it’s about finding a new way to meld your internal opposites; sometimes it’s about casting out what no longer works. In all cases though, it’s about being true to your self and connecting to the grander universe.

Try asking an angel for some help today. You might be surprised at the result.

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What's In the Fool's Satchel?

January 26th, 2011 § 8 comments § permalink

#0 The Fool from the Rider Waite Smith deck

#0 The Fool

Inspired by Donnaleigh de LaRose’s post “The High Priestess’ Scroll – What’s In There?”, I decided to ask the cards, “What’s in the Fool’s Satchel?”

Was I ever in for a surprise. For some reason I thought he’d be carrying around fun stuff. But no. At least not on this trip.

5 of Swords from the Rider Waite Smith Deck

5 of Swords

Using the RWS, I pulled four cards.

The first I got was the 5 of Swords. This is about conflict. Winning the battle, but losing the war.

Defeat is the key word on the Thoth Tarot’s version. A defeat that comes from forcing your way, leaving no options but yes or no.

3 of Swords from the Rider Waite Smith deck

3 of Swords

Next was the 3 of Swords. Sorrow. This is one of the most painful cards in the deck. It’s deep sadness, carried in the heart and too often in silence.

After that came #13, Death. What’s there to say here except that the Fool carries one scary satchel!

#13 Death from the Rider Waite Smith deck

#13 - Death

The final card I drew was the 8 of Disks. There’s nothing overtly disturbing about this card. In fact it can sometimes be quite pleasant.

Given what else was in the bag, however, I can’t help but read it as tedium.

It’s the work you have to do but really don’t want to. A reminder that nothing good comes without some effort.

8 of Pentacles from the Rider Waite Smith deck

8 of Disks

Why would the Fool carry these things around? He’s such a lighthearted guy and has such a small bag. Why fill it with the hard stuff?

Maybe part of the answer lies in what’s in his other hand. It’s a white flower, symbol of purity, openness, unsullied ideals.

It’s the colour of the dog beside him, free, enthusiastic and running on instinct.

He holds the flower playfully with his fingers, touching it directly. These energies are how he expresses himself to the outside world.

The dark stuff is hidden in a bag at the end of a pole, slung over the side we don’t see. It’s in the deep recesses of his subconscious, not even connected directly to him.

What’s in the satchel balances out the flower, could be its shadow. Notice that the bag and the flower are both directly below the sun.

I was surprised by what the Fool carries around, but with some reflection it makes a lot of sense. The seed of all things is part of what he stands for.

Though innocence, openness and the ideal are at the forefront, conflict, pain and tedium are part of life as well.

On a more positive note, you could also think of the Fool’s satchel as a medicine bag. He’s carrying around a bit of the bad stuff in case he needs it as an antidote.

Either way, now that I’ve taken a peek inside, I’m thinking it’s probably best to just keep this satchel closed.

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