Some Advice

May 3rd, 2017 § Comments Off on Some Advice § permalink

It’s not about Tarot, but it is great (or at least interesting) advice for artists and creators of all sorts.

Take a look at Daniella Shuhman’s Advice to the Young Artist

The Universe is Big

April 27th, 2017 § Comments Off on The Universe is Big § permalink

The Universe is incredible.  And so massively large, it’s almost (if not completely) impossible to truly conceive of how big it really is.

From a Tarot perspective, I think the Thoth Universe card is one of the more beautiful and evocative images describing the expanse of life/space beyond humans.

But perhaps a more direct perspective on the size of the Universe relative to us, can be found in Yukai Du‘s short video, How Small Are We in the Scale of the Universe?

Short answer: Small. Very very small.

Take a look …

Theresa Reed at The Hermit’s Lamp

April 6th, 2017 § Comments Off on Theresa Reed at The Hermit’s Lamp § permalink

Have you ever wanted to really dig down and get to know the ins and outs of the Celtic Cross?

If you’re in Toronto, June 18th might be your lucky day! Theresa Reed aka The Tarot Lady, is visiting Toronto and The Hermit’s Lamp to teach an in-depth Celtic Cross workshop from 3:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, June 18th.

Theresa is one of my favourite Tarot readers, and The Hermit’s Lamp is one of my favourite magic shops. Having both together is going to be great!

Check out The Hermit’s Lamp website for more information, and to sign up.

Space is limited, so don’t wait!

How To Be Confident

April 1st, 2017 § Comments Off on How To Be Confident § permalink

This video, from the School of Life, reminds us that confidence isn’t about finding some plateau of perfection where we can sit forever, dignified and unmockable. Rather, it’s a willingness to leap into the unknown, even with the knowledge that we might end up landing on our butts.

Don’t fear being a Fool! Embrace the opportunity to try something new, even if we mess up. There’s no way of knowing what wonderful places our blunders might lead us.

Take a look at How to Be Confident … and have a happy April Fool’s!

Will Winning The Lottery Make You Happy?

February 20th, 2017 § Comments Off on Will Winning The Lottery Make You Happy? § permalink

The Wheel of Fortune can spin us into all sorts of new opportunities, but it’s really our personal dispositions, levels of generosity, and willingness to adapt and engage in new experiences that actually determine how happy we’re likely to be.

Take a look at this interesting TED-Ed video by Allen Laseter called Will Winning The Lottery Make You Happy?

Personally, I’d be willing to give it a try.

Happy Valentine’s

February 14th, 2017 § Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s § permalink

Love and Good Cheer to All …

Finding Happiness

January 30th, 2017 § Comments Off on Finding Happiness § permalink

Looking for happiness? Don’t be fooled into thinking it can only be found in big, grand, or expensive endeavours.

In Tarot, the happiness card is associated with #9, the Hermit, suggesting quite clearly that true happiness comes from within.

Take a look at The School of Life video below called Why Small Pleasures Are a Big Deal. I think the Happy Hermit would approve …

The Sleepwalker

January 26th, 2017 § Comments Off on The Sleepwalker § permalink

The video below from Bonobostudio has nothing overtly to do with Tarot, but I think it’s a fabulous depiction of the Moon card in action.

Inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca, The Sleepwalker by Theodore Ushev, is a magical dreamscape of mysterious shapes that only makes sense when the sun finally rises.

Take a look …

Wise Fools

January 14th, 2017 § Comments Off on Wise Fools § permalink

Here’s a really interesting video on what it means to be a professional Fool, as well as some ‘Foolish’ history.

And though it’s not at all about Tarot, it explains very well why the Fool is so important to the human story, and therefore to the cards.

Take a look at Working in the Theatre: Clowining, from the American Theatre Wing

North West Tarot Symposium – March 3-5, 2017

January 9th, 2017 § Comments Off on North West Tarot Symposium – March 3-5, 2017 § permalink

March might seem a long time away, but it’ll be here before we know it … so if you’re in the US North West, or planning a visit there, you might want to check out this year’s North West Tarot Symposium.

The big event will be held March 3-5 in Portland, Oregon – a beautiful town with now another great reason to visit.

Take a look at the North West Tarot Symposium website to see the schedule and a list of all the fantastic speakers. And if you’re interested in being a vendor, or volunteering, there’s still time!

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