The Fool’s Journey

October 26th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#0 The Fool - Rider Waite Smith TarotThe Fool moving from the beginning of the Major Arcana on through the other 21 cards can be seen as a story of progressive enlightenment.

The Fool starts at Zero, where everything is not much more than unknown potential, and nothing is quite solid, on through the other cards, where he learns all sorts of life lessons, eventually ending up at #21, the World, where he finally gets it. By that stage, everything makes sense, and after some celebration, the Fool’s ready to start the trip all over again.

Looked at from this perspective, the story of the Major Arcana is simply another example of the Hero’s Journey, as described most eloquently by Joseph Campbell, though Iskander Krayenbosch (creator of the video below) does a good job as well.

Take a look at Krayenbosch’s The Hero’s Journey to see a quick run through of the 12 major stages of the Hero’s quest for enlightenment. And if you’re a Tarot reader, see what cards you think might belong to each step.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 10/26/15

October 26th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#10 The Wheel of Fortune from Georgie's Tarot

#10 Wheel of Fortune

Monday, October 26, 2015
Wheel of Fortune

It’s a fantastic day to get going on whatever project (especially a new one) you’ve been thinking about.  Opportunities abound for you to finally move forward with your plan.

Don’t be afraid if you think you can’t do it?  You’ve been spending plenty of time thinking about it.  Look close, you’ll see you have all you need to make it work.

The only thing that will slow you down is doing things the same old way.  Start fresh now.  You’re ready to go. 

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Moon in Aries – High Priestess in the Emperor’s Clothing

October 25th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

High Priestess dressed as the Emperor

The Moon moves into Aries today and will stay there until Tuesday.

Translating this transit into Tarot cards, it would be like the High Priestess is wearing the Emperor’s clothing. She’s in scarlet and armor and is ready for battle.

The Moon in Aries, or High Priestess in the clothing of the Emperor, is a time of intensified emotions. You might feel an increased desire to shape your own world.

Rather than sitting back in stillness, this transit encourages the loosening of emotional restrictions and the conscious expression of enthusiasm and/or passion.

It might be uncomfortable at first, but allow yourself to speak out loud. Take steps forward to let people know what you know and what you love.

Try to remain objective and open-minded while acting with determination and direction. It might sound impossible, but you can do both if you try.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 10/25/15

October 25th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#8 Justice from Georgie's Tarot

#8 Justice

Sunday, October 25, 2015
#8 – Justice

Today’s themes are balance and justice.  It might be time to stand up or into your own authority by being strong, sure and most importantly, just.  This isn’t the time to play around and think you’ll get away with not doing your share.  On the other hand, if you do the work required, the Justice energy is happy to reward you.

Have you been playing fair?  It’s not so much about the mundane rules as it is about the bigger universal justice.  And it’s not necessarily about ‘work’ per se, but rather the energies that you’ve been putting out there.  Are you speaking up for what you believe in?  Are you taking responsibility for your own life?  Do you help others as you might expect them to help you?

What you send out is what you’re likely to get back.  This is karma in action and it’s generally quite profound.  On days when the Justice card appears, the karmic force is typically more obvious than usual.  Look around and see if you can find it.

Take time to rebalance yourself, and if possible, find some time to get out into nature.  It usually puts things into perspective pretty fast. Think carefully about your next move.  It’s what you’ve already done that has brought you to where you are now.  What you do next will determine what you’ll be reaping in your future.   Try to make it something good for everyone.

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The Devil

October 24th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

A Graffiti Devil …

15 The Devil - Toronto Graffiti Tarot

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Tarot Card of the Day – 10/24/15

October 24th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#0 The Fool from Georgie's Tarot

0 The Fool

Saturday, October 24, 2015
#0 – The Fool

This is a great day to take the leap and do something different.  It might seem crazy and you have no idea how it’s going to turn out, or maybe even how you got on this path in the first place, but here you are.  It’s time to make your move and do so without fear.

The Fool card isn’t telling you to be an idiot, but rather to stop double thinking yourself all the time and worrying that every single thing is in order before you can make a move.

Life isn’t really that logical.  There’s no way to prepare for all eventualities, no matter how smart you are.  Do what you can and let the universe take care of the bigger story.

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

October 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

High Priestess dressed in the moon's clothing

The Moon moves into Pisces today and stays there until Sunday.

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 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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Sun in Scorpio – Sun in Death’s Clothing

October 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Sun in Scorpio, Sun Dressed in Death's Clothing

The Sun moves into Scorpio today and will be there until November 22nd.

If you look at this transit from a Tarot perspective, it would be like the Sun is dressed in Death’s clothing. He’s still on his horse, but he’s much more armoured than usual.

The Sun in Scorpio, or the Sun dressed in Death’s clothing, is a period that highlights change, quite literally lighting it up.

It’s a great time to bring clarity to issues usually too deep or dark to properly understand.

What you see might not always be pretty, but it could be a powerful motivator.

Dig on into the muck and don’t be afraid to get dirty. Play around even, the dark can be as fun as the light.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 10/23/15

October 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#14 Temperance from Georgie's Deck

#14 Temperance

Friday, October 23, 2015
#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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The Wicked Tarot Playing Cards

October 22nd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Are you a fan of monsters, zombies, and other scary creatures?

If yes, then this new deck might be the one for you … just in time for Halloween it’s the Wicked Tarot Playing Cards by Marshall Ross and Pamelina H.

Take a look at the rather amusing video below, and/or visit the Wicked Tarot Playing Cards project page to learn more.

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