Why You Should Try

November 14th, 2017 § Comments Off on Why You Should Try § permalink

If you find yourself always explaining to yourself why you shouldn’t try something you’d really like to do, take a look at the video below from Simon Cade and DSLRguide called Why You Shouldn’t Be An Artist.

It’s not at all about Tarot, but it brings to mind the idea from the Fool card that sometimes we just need to take a leap and not get all hung up on convincing ourselves not to try.

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2017 § Comments Off on Happy Halloween! § permalink

Forgiveness in the Cards

October 26th, 2017 § Comments Off on Forgiveness in the Cards § permalink

What Tarot cards might indicate the idea of forgiveness?

I imagine that a number of characters in the deck are forgiving … for instance, members of the Cup family, the Queen of Pentacles, and of course, the Empress.

And in a more official capacity, the Hierophant and Justice might decide who should be forgiven and who should be punished. Even the Hermit might be connected to this concept, at least on a personal level of self-forgiveness.

But I’d say that the more overtly forgiving cards might be the 6 of Cups, the 2 of Cups, and the Star.

I say that because (at least in the RWS deck), the 6 and 2 of Cups show people actually looking at each other and communicating with love. They might be communicating about all sorts of things, but it’s easy to imagine one or both of the characters to be saying “I’m sorry” and/or “I forgive you.”

With regards to the Star, it’s more of a heavenly or universal type thing – she’s always there above to lend us some hope, healing, and forgiveness.

So take a look at your own deck and think about what cards might mean forgiveness to you. And if you want to see an interesting little discussion on why forgiveness is so important, take a look at the video below from the School of Life called How To Forgive

Take People’s Questions Seriously

October 8th, 2017 § Comments Off on Take People’s Questions Seriously § permalink

The video below from Ben Meinhardt isn’t at all about Tarot, but it’s a really good (and very amusing) reminder to take people’s questions seriously, even when they might sound ridiculous to us.

Take a look at It Should Be Easy

Cat in a Box

September 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on Cat in a Box § permalink

Cat’s sure like boxes, even when they’re way too small.

Here’s my sweet man, Carl JK, standing in the Science Tarot box … what a nut! (but it’s a great deck!)

Political Questions

September 17th, 2017 § Comments Off on Political Questions § permalink

Tarot doesn’t have to be just a tool for personal self-development and/or readings about what’s going on in your own life. It’s also a great tool for gaining insight into all sorts of non-personal issues, including questions about politics and events on the world stage.

I’ve been pulling cards about politicians and political questions/circumstances for many years now, and I always find them fascinating reads. If you aren’t already doing that yourself, but are interested in trying it out, I’ve listed a few possible questions you might ask your deck below …

•What is the nature of ______________ (name of politician or political player) with regards to ______________ (circumstance or political question)?

•Why are ______________ (name of politician or political player) acting as they are regarding ______________ (circumstance or political question)?

•What are the pros and cons, or different view points regarding ______________ (circumstance or political question)? ← pull two or more cards representing various perspectives

•How does ______________ (circumstance, political question, or political player) impact our democracy?

•How is ______________ (circumstance or political question) likely to play out if things keep moving as they are now?

•What are the biggest issues facing the ______________ (world, country, city or neighbourhood) right now? And what type of action is necessary to help correct what might be going wrong, or support what might be going well? ← pull two or more cards

And on a more personal level …

•How might I act towards achieving political change or support in ______________ (circumstance or political question)?

•How do my personal feelings/situations impact my response to ______________ (circumstance or political question)?

•What can I do to try to understand and connect with other people’s feelings/situations surrounding ______________ (circumstance or political question)?

This list is, of course, just a sample of what you might ask; the options are virtually unlimited. Come up with your own questions and see where your cards take you.

And if you have more than one deck, try testing out the same question with various sets of cards. I find it’s especially interesting comparing the different voices, and it gives me an opportunity to get to know decks I don’t use as often.

Natural Miracle

August 29th, 2017 § Comments Off on Natural Miracle § permalink

There’s no Tarot in the video below, but there certainly is a little magic.

Take a look at Natural Miracle by Noah Malone

How to Recount Your Dreams

August 10th, 2017 § Comments Off on How to Recount Your Dreams § permalink

According to this School of Life video from Lazy Chief, the trick to recounting our dreams isn’t so much about the dreams themselves and how interesting, confusing, or exciting they might be, but rather how we tell the story.

Narration itself can be difficult, and whether you’re trying to narrate a dream, a Tarot reading, or a trip to an exotic land, the art of telling the story is the challenge, not finding a good story to tell.

Ideas

August 7th, 2017 § Comments Off on Ideas § permalink

Whether they’re about cats, or cards, or sewing machines, or space ships – where do ideas come from?

Take a look at the short video below from Andrew Norton to get some idea …

Inspiration

July 16th, 2017 § Comments Off on Inspiration § permalink

Tarot’s Ace of Wands often reflects the seed of inspiration, that first spark that gets us motivated to do something new, or to do something old in a new way.

In the video below by Blnd, they don’t mention the Ace of Wands, but they do describe the ‘carrot’ as something that gets us moving. And really, doesn’t a carrot look an awful lot like an Ace of Wands, just upside down and in vegetable form? At least I think so.

Take a look at The Ultimate Guide to Inspiration, and maybe chase on after a carrot sometime today…

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