Alejandro Jodorowsky Talks Some Tarot

March 31st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Take a listen to Alejandro Jodorowsky talk about the Tarot.

As usual, he’s fascinating. And there’s some trippy images to look at while you’re listening.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 3/31/11

March 31st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

#17 The Star from Georgie's Tarot

#17 The Star

Thursday, March 31, 2011
#17 – The Star

Optimism and rejuvenation are the themes for the day.  Active generosity and compassion come easy so don’t hold back.  Give and you will receive.

Embrace the Universe’s capacity to provide you with what you need when you need it most.  That’s what miracles are and the Star is the goddess of miracles.

If things have been tough lately, now’s a time when you can finally lean back and take a bit of a break.  Surround yourself with as much beauty as you can.  It will help to replenish your soul.

Art, music, and the glory of the night sky are all worthy subjects of meditation.  Let them fill you with the inspiration you need for the next leg of your journey.

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Moon in Pisces – High Priestess in the Moon's Clothing

March 30th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

High Priestess dressed in the moon's clothingThe Moon moves into Pisces tonight, and stays there until Saturday.

Described in Tarot cards, this transit would be like the High Priestess is dressed as the Moon. She’s lost her material body and has disappeared into the celestial body that usually rests at her feet.

The High Priestess is stillness, silence and reflection. She is quiet calm, unafraid of the night.

She listens, perceives, hears what’s around her and mirrors it all back and beyond the shadows.

The High Priestess is master of her emotions, able to control the sometimes powerful flow of feelings we experience when faced with the night.

The Moon is the night. It is darkness, mystery and secrets so hidden they’re never, ever exposed.

Like the crustacean rising out of the ocean, the moon reflects the deepest part of our inner selves. It’s the part of us that feels but doesn’t rationalize.

The Moon highlights our fears, but also our sensitivity to the world beyond what’s seen. Psychic powers blossom under its gaze.

The High Priestess is right at home in the darkness of the Moon. No one’s asking her to explain anything and she’s not telling. She only has to feel, her intuition fills in any holes.

The Moon in Pisces, or High Priestess dressed as the Moon, is a time of increased perception, ill-defined understanding and what might be described as night vision.

During this time you could find your dreams feel more real than your daylight hours and what’s not said is louder than what is.

Fears might grow like a boogieman under the bed, but if you just take a peek, they’re as likely to be dust bunnies as demons or ghosts.

Be still, aware and fearless. It might be dark outside, but if there was ever a time you can navigate the unknown, this is it. Listen, breathe, flow.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 3/30/11

March 30th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

#14 Temperance from Georgie's Deck

#14 Temperance

Wednesday, March 30, 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.

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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Australian Festival Says No To Tarot

March 29th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Crystal QuartzCrystals, stones and anything tarot are unwelcome at the Ballan Autumn Festival.

Seven of eight festival committee members voted to ban a stallholder who intended to sell crystals, stones, tarot books and readings.

According to festival regulations, not only are alcohol, explosives and nudity prohibited, but so are products or services relating to the occult, black magic or devil worship.

And most committee members see crystals, stones and tarot cards as just that.

But others consider the ruling an attempt by Christian committee members to impose their religious views on a popular, publicly funded event.

Sarah Peckham was the only committee member who voted against the ban.

She also represents the Wombat Regional Arts Network and questioned whether the group would continue supporting the festival if it didn’t review its regulations.

She’d like it to be more accepting of different beliefs and to reconsider its position.

The festival is partially funded by the Moorabool Council. If it’s found that the actions of the festival are discriminatory, the mayor might consider withdrawing funding next year.

As of now, however, the issue is somewhat resolved.

The stallholder in question agreed not to sell the objectionable products and intends to offer natural therapies and massage instead.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 3/29/11

March 29th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Ace of Cups from Georgie's Tarot

Ace of Cups

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Ace of Cups

Emotional renewal is the name of the game today.  A new way of feeling about something and/or somebody is about to emerge.  Perhaps you’re feeling it already – it’s like that first hint of spring or when a magnolia tree finally blossoms after a long cold winter.

Joy and hope are in the air and accessible to you.  Throw away any gloom you’ve been dragging around and wake up to the inspiration of postive emotions.  There’s a sense that anything can happen and it’s probably going to be good. Be receptive to the love that’s around you and give it back in kind.

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Moon in Aquarius – High Priestess in the Star's Clothing

March 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

High Priestess in Star's Clothing

High Priestess in Star's Clothing

The Moon moved into Aquarius today and stays there until Wednesday.

Described in Tarot cards, this transit would be the High Priestess dressed as the Star. In other words, her robes are gone and she’s naked as the bird in the tree behind her.

The High Priestess sits in front of the veil that protects the mysteries. She is wise and silent.

Though compassion is one of her gifts, she’s hardly what you’d call effusive. Her love is expressed through intellect and understanding. She’s very serious.

The High Priestess wants us to learn through listening. And she’s not one to soften the message. Sometimes the world is beautiful and sometime’s it’s cruel. She’ll tell you either way.

The Star is also about compassion. But she expresses it sweetly, softly and without shame. She’s thrown off her robes, has nothing to hide.

For her, hope is what matters and she pours it down from the heavens like water into a pool. The Star understands the reality of pain, and seeks to heal it with her optimism.

Though the night is long and sometimes frightening, she’s there to comfort both sinners and saints. No one should be alone.

The High Priestess admires the Star’s style, but she herself is a little uncomfortable in this position. Her robes and veil serve as protection. She isn’t happy feeling this exposed.

The Moon in Aquarius, or High Priestess in the Star’s clothing, can sometimes be emotionally stressful. Hope may be in the air, but it’s a cautious hope.

Emotionally you feel like sharing, bubbling over with dreams for the future. But your mind keeps getting in the way, reminding you that dreams can sometimes be nightmares.

Try not to spend what could be a nice time double guessing yourself or listing off all the reasons things could go wrong. They might. But they probably won’t.

Be real, but not a wet blanket. Rather than smothering your dreams, direct them with intelligence.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 3/28/11

March 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

#5 The Hierophant from Georgie's Tarot

#5 The Hierophant

Monday, March 28, 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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Don't be scammed, you have not been cursed …

March 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Being a Tarot reader myself, I hate writing about this. But every now and then I feel like the topic should be revisited.

Some psychic readers are frauds, downright lying criminals. Those that are, know who they are, and they should be very ashamed.

Using the occult, or anything, to scam people, especially in times of grief and vulnerability, is disgusting.

Fortunately, these criminals are pretty easy to identify. They’re not particularly imaginative, and have been using the same tired old tricks forever.

If you’re getting a psychic reading of any kind, be it tarot, palm, akashic records, auras, chakras, crystal balls, the other side … whatever, watch for these three red flags:

1) The reader tells you that you or your loved ones have been cursed, and that the reader knows how to remove that curse.

Typically removal involves actions like buying a crystal, giving your money or jewelry over to the reader for ‘cleansing’, having candles burned for you by holy people, etc. Don’t do it.

2) The reader tells you that there are dark forces around you against which you need protection.

Similar to the curse scenario, the reader is likely to try to sell you something, or ask you for your money or expensive items for ‘cleansing’. Again, don’t fall for it.

3) The reader tells you that they can unite, or reunite you with your loved ones.

A reader cannot make your ex-lover come back to you, or reunite you with a family member, or make someone fall in love with you, or do anything that you know already to be impossible.

It doesn’t matter how much you pay them. It will never ever happen. They are not magic. They are con-artists.

The video below shows a recent example of a psychic con-artist in Indiana. There’s absolutely nothing new about this story, it plays out all the time.

But it doesn’t have to be like that. Readings can be fantastic experiences providing comfort, clarity and positive direction.

They shouldn’t leave you feeling frightened, more confused than you were before the reading, or like you’ve just discovered a secret club with all the answers.

If you’re being promised the moon, or terrified by threats of curses, you’re dealing with a scammer. Don’t let them intimidate you with fear, or lure you in with false hope.

Do some research before getting a reading and ask around.

And if you’re really curious, get yourself a Tarot deck and start playing.

You’ll learn pretty fast how psychic energy works, and be far less likely to fall for the tricks of a con-artist reader.

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Venus in Pisces – The Empress in the Moon's Clothing

March 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The Empress dressed as the Moon

Empress as the Moon

Venus moved into Pisces today and stays there until Thursday, April 21st.

If you look at this transit from a Tarot perspective, it’s like the Empress is dressed as the Moon. She’s all but disappeared in the night.

The Empress is love, empathy and compassion. She feels, nurtures and provides.

In open welcome, she invites everyone to her table in celebration of life’s bounty. All pains are commemorated and all happinesses rejoiced.

The Empress is the mother of the world. She’s femininity at its most creative and most obvious. At her best, she’s bright, sweet and always there to help.

The Moon is also feminine, but she’s dark, sometimes even frightening. Psychic visions, powerful dreams, the deepest of our unconscious rising to the surface.

It’s hard to feel safe when it’s dark all around. Instincts kick in and defenses go up.

The Moon asks you to feel, intuit, move with the rhythms of the tides. Breathe in, breathe out, and don’t get swamped.

The Empress is not uncomfortable here, though she doesn’t like her children to be afraid. She knows that it’s in the damp darkness that gestation occurs. Without it there is no life.

Venus in Pisces, or the Empress dressed as the Moon, is a good time to embrace your own unconscious depths.

Nurture your psychic energies through art, poetry or creative visualizations.

And try not to be afraid. Feelings that are usually expressed out loud might be less open than usual. That doesn’t mean they’re any less deep.

There’s as much beauty in the dark as there is in the light. It’s just not flashy. Dive into the mysteries and enjoy what you can never know for sure.

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