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…

Cats

July 11th, 2017 § Comments Off on Cats § permalink

The Nature video below isn’t about Tarot, but it is about one of this Tarot reader’s favourite companions … the cat.

Take a look at some feline history to see why humans (including the Queen of Wands) grew to be so close with these furry friends → Cat Domestication: From Farm to Sofas

Happy Summer!

June 20th, 2017 § Comments Off on Happy Summer! § permalink

To celebrate tomorrow’s Summer Solstice (in the Western Hemisphere at least) … here’s a wonderful little video loop from Animade.

Happy Summer!

Tarot for Troubled Times with Theresa Reed and Shaheen Miro

June 18th, 2017 § Comments Off on Tarot for Troubled Times with Theresa Reed and Shaheen Miro § permalink

If you’re a Tarot reader who’s been feeling a little unsettled by the craziness in the world these days, you might be interested in taking part in what’s sure to be a fascinating webinar with Theresa Reed and Shaheen MiroTarot for Troubled Times.

It’s a two-part workshop focusing on how to use Tarot and other modalities to find some light in the darkness.

Topics include shadow work, healing and activism, and how we can use these difficult times as a catalyst for personal and global change.

Part One will focus on the personal, while Part Two will look at our role in the collective. And if you sign up before June 30th, there will be an additional opportunity to take part in a bonus Q&A with Theresa and Shaheen.

For more information, and to sign-up, visit Theresa’s website at thetarotlady.com.

Hope to see you in the chatroom!!

Love

June 8th, 2017 § Comments Off on Love § permalink

Sometimes love isn’t so easy to communicate, and sometimes it is.

Take a look at this delightful and insightful animated short by Xiya Lan –> I Think I Love You

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.

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