The Self-Reflecting Number Nine

April 26th, 2012 § 4 comments § permalink

I’ve just come across Jordan Hoggard’s Youtube channel. It’s great! He’s got a whole host of short, upbeat videos featuring various cards from his Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum by Jordan Hoggard, Schiffer Publishing

The deck itself looks gorgeous, and I’ve just put it on my Tarot wish list.

But even if you’re using another deck, the videos are fun to watch and very informative, especially for such short clips.

#9 The Hermit from the Smith Waite Tarot

The video below is Hoggard’s take on the 9 of Pentacles and the number nine itself.

I love what he has to say about how nine mirrors itself through the multiplication tables.

Given that self-reflection is a main theme for the Hermit, it makes a lot of sense that he’s Tarot’s number nine.

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Moon in Cancer – High Priestess Dressed as the Charioteer

April 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The High Priestess dressed as the Chariot

High Priestess in Chariot's Clothing

The Moon moves into Cancer today, and stays there until Saturday.

Looking at this transit through the lens of the Tarot, you might describe it as the High Priestess dressed in the clothing of the Charioteer. She’s left the safety of her pillars and veil, and has hit the road.

The Moon in Cancer, or the High Priestess dressed as the Charioteer, can be a powerful time of comfortable change and emotional resilience.

Knowledge gathered in silence has coalesced and it’s time to share without fear of being hurt.

Emotional loyalty, intuitive direction and strength of character can give you the resolve to go forward. Even into the unknown.

Try not to coddle yourself. You can only win if you have the courage to play to the end.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 4/26/12

April 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

3 of Disks from Georgie's Tarot

3 of Disks

Thursday, April 26, 2012
3 of Disks

You’ve been working hard and the people that matter are starting to take notice.  Take pride in doing a good job. 

You’re becoming a master at your trade, and mastery requires not only technical skill, but also an appreciation for the art in what you do.

When you care about your job or the tasks you’ve taken on, the work involved is rarely a chore.  Look at your tasks as the creative processes they are. 

Whatever you’re doing, you’re creating something, bringing something new into the world.  Consider your role as creator with the seriousness it deserves.

You’re becoming very good at what you’ve been working hard on.  Congratulations, keep it up.

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Music From Nature

April 25th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

In Tarot, the Empress is the mother of the earth, some might even say she’s Mother Earth herself. She represents the creative bounty of our world, the things we can experience through the five physical senses.

#3 The Empress from The Thoth Tarot by Harris and Crowley

She’s abundant, and full, vibrant, and in a constant state of creativity. She’s also associated with bees, at least in the Thoth deck where you see bees buzzing around her blouse.

They represent her power and her connection to the gods.

It’s interesting then to note that Burt’s Bees sponsored the video below by Diego Stocco. It’s called Music From Nature and was made to celebrate Earth Day.

I think Stocco hit the mark – it’s amazing. I can hardly imagine a better way to illustrate in sound, the beauty of the Earth and the Empress herself.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 4/25/11

April 25th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ace of Wands from Georgie's Tarot

Ace of Wands

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Ace of Wands

The flame has been ignited and there’s a new feeling floating around.  This is a day to let inspiration lead the way. 

Throw out your old excuses and start something you really care about.  Passion and fire are what motivates the soul and it’s time to listen to yours.

You might not yet know what’s different but you know your old way of doing things is no longer possible.  A new spirit has been planted and you can probably feel the excitement beginning to build.

Whatever it is that moves you with enthusiasm should be your starting point.  Being true to your spirit isn’t being selfish.  It’s what makes you fully human.

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Salem City Council to Hear New 'Fortunetelling' License Ordinance

April 24th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

And there’s more Tarot and the law news this week … Salem, Massachusetts might begin issuing new licenses for psychic businesses starting May 1st.

Since July of last year, there’s been a moratorium on the issuance of licenses to new psychic businesses in Salem.

Council members have been reviewing the present regulations and have drawn up a new ordinance to be heard at City Council this coming Thursday.

According to The Salem News, under the new rules, a ‘fortuneteller’ license would only be issued to a business that devotes at least 75 percent of its goods and services to fortunetelling and related products.

The old rules required only 51 percent of a business to be designated as such.

These changes are expected to reduce the number of licenses issued for psychic businesses in the city.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 4/24/12

April 24th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

#19 The Sun from Georgie's Tarot

#19 The Sun

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
#19 – The Sun

You’ve made it!  Enjoy!  It feels great to be alive.  After the long journey you’ve finally managed to get to the other side of the night.

There’s no need to be shy – express yourself and let everyone see you smile.

You have confidence now and boundaries no longer pen you in.  Creativity carries you forward as if in a dream.

Focus your imagination and you can manifest what you will.  Be open, free and alive.

Let’s see you shine!


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Tarot Card of the Day – 4/23/12

April 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

7 of Cups from Georgie's Tarot

7 of Cups

Monday, April 23, 2012
7 of Cups

Are you having a hard time making a decision, maybe trouble moving forward?  Are you blaming yourself and everybody else for your emotional problems? 

It might be a little confusing right now but don’t give up.  Try to pull yourself together and start making some choices. 

Don’t waste your time worrying about what anyone else is doing.  Concentrate instead on getting a grip on yourself.

What do you really want next?  Think about it clearly and with as much focus as you can muster.  Once you finally choose, it’s going to be a lot easier. 

Wallowing in misery or hiding in whatever escape you feel most comfortable in won’t help for much longer.  In fact, it’s likely to bring you down instead. 

Pull up those boot straps and decide what’s next. The only real way to feel better is to start taking action.  There’s lot’s to do, get going!

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New License Requirement for 'Fortunetellers' in Somerville, Massachusetts

April 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Earlier this month, the Board of Aldermen for Somerville, Massachusetts, passed an ordinance requiring ‘fortunetellers’ to obtain a license before opening a business in Somerville.

According to the Somerville Patch, the ordinance defines ‘fortunetelling’ as …

… the telling of fortunes, forecasting of futures, or reading the past, by means of any occult, psychic power, faculty, force, clairvoyance, cartomancy, psychometry, phrenology, spirits, tea leaves, tarot cards, scrying, coins, sticks, dice, sand, coffee grounds, crystal gazing or other such reading, or through mediumship, seership, prophecy, augury, astrology, palmistry, necromancy, mindreading, telepathy talisman, charm, potion, magnetism, magnetized article or substance, or by any such similar thing or act.

In an attempt to keep convicted frauds from obtaining a fortunetelling license, readers must now undergo a criminal background check, as well as provide the city with information about any consumer complaints that may have been lodged against them.

Fines for violating the ordinance will be $100 for the first offense, increasing up to $300 for subsequent offenses.

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Moon in Gemini – High Priestess Dressed as the Lovers' Angel

April 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

high priestess as the lovers' angel

High Priestess dressed as Lovers' Angel

The Moon moves into Gemini today and will stay there until Thursday.

From a Tarot perspective, this transit would be like the High Priestess is dressed as the Lovers’ Angel. She floats above the naked couple, blessing their sacred union.

The Moon in Gemini, or High Priestess dressed as the Lovers’ angel, can be an emotionally confusing time, one where internal conflicts arise in order to be reconciled.

But it can also be a time of clarity, honest communication and almost intuitive understanding about yourself and those around you.

Quiet faith teams up with commitment and the Angels approve of the whole thing.

Try to keep your emotions in line with your reason. Going too far either way could disturb a really nice balance.

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