The Brady Tarot

February 15th, 2017 § Comments Off on The Brady Tarot § permalink

Take a look at this absolutely gorgeous new deck in the works – The Brady Tarot by Emi Brady.

Filled with the birds, flora, and fauna of North America, this deck is being made using the old fashioned method of hand-coloured linocut illustrations and press printing.

Watch the video below and/or visit The Brady Tarot project page to learn more.

Anniversary Relationship Spread

August 1st, 2016 § Comments Off on Anniversary Relationship Spread § permalink

In honour of my parents’ wedding anniversary, celebrating 52 years of good times, here’s a relationship spread you might be interested in trying …

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Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!! I love you both!!

Philosophical Meditation

June 17th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

The School of Life video below called Philosophical Meditation is a great guide to clearing some of the unconscious clutter that can accumulate in our minds. In it they suggest we find 20 minutes or so every few days to sit with a pen, a notebook, and our thoughts, and ask some basic questions.

1. What am I currently upset about?
2. What am I currently anxious about?
3. What am I currently curious or excited about?

These are all great questions, and well worth exploring. Jot down your thoughts as you consider each one, and if you have a Tarot deck nearby, you might even want to draw a card or two as well.

Take a look at the video, and if you’re interested in getting deeper, download the School of Life’s written guide to help further focus your thoughts.

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Love and the 4 of Wands

February 13th, 2015 § 2 comments § permalink

4 of Wands - Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!!

To prepare for this fine Holiday of Love, I’ve pulled a card asking for advice on how to make the day especially happy and romantic. The card I got was the Four of Wands.

The picture on the Rider Waite Smith version of this card pretty well speaks for itself – CELEBRATE!!

The Four of Wands is all about celebration, gathering with others, and enjoying life.

As advice, this card suggests the importance of letting your partner know you’re serious about the relationship, but it’s also asking you to just have fun.

Don’t get all heavy, or overly sentimental, just get out there and enjoy each other.

Have a great day, and let love rule!

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Reading Through a Break-up

November 4th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

The video below called The Reading, by Spirit of Mercury neatly outlines the process of a romantic break-up described through Tarot cards.

Take a look …

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Tarot and Runes

February 21st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

If you’re someone who likes playing with more than one divinatory system at a time, you might want to check out the video below by Beyond Worlds Donnaleigh de LaRose.

In it, she demonstrates an exercise combining Tarot and Runes, using the Runes to further explain the Tarot card pulled.

If you’re new to Runes, but interested in learning, before watching the video below, take a look at Donnaleigh’s Runes Made Easy Video Series 1-4.

Great stuff!!

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An Astronaut and the Knight of Cups

January 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield recently published a new book called An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve been interested in taking a look.

Having seen Hadfield in his broadcasts from space and in television interviews here on earth, I’ve had the impression that he’s not only very intelligent, but also a really good guy who cares a lot about people and making the world a better place.

Knight of Cups from the Smith Waite Tarot

It wasn’t any surprise then when I asked my cards, ‘what is the nature of Chris Hadfield?’ and pulled the Knight of Cups in response.

This Knight is a man on the go. Compassionate and forward moving, he extends love and good will to all he meets. He encourages us to be creative, friendly, and to follow our hearts.

The Knight of Cups is practical though, wearing a suit of armour under his attractive tunic, and if the wings of mercury on his helmet and heels are any indication, he’s quick thinking and actively focused as well.

Like all the Knights in Tarot, the Knight of Cups is actively participating in creating his own life. As part of the Cup family, his particular motivation comes from the heart.

After pulling this card, I did a search for Hadfield’s book. One of the first things I came across was the following quote. It was Hadfield’s answer to a young person asking advice on how to get into a career in space …

“Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.”

The Knight of Cups couldn’t have said it better himself. And it’s good advice for all ages.

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Tarot Advice for the New Year

December 30th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Page of Cups from the Smith Rider Waite Tarot

To close out 2013, I thought I’d ask the cards for advice for 2014. The card I got was the Page of Cups.

I think the message is clear – be sweet, be kind, and be open to new experiences and to new love. Let positive emotions flow and try to look at the world with fresh eyes and a compassionate heart.

There’s nothing heavy about this Page. She wants us to dance and play and be willing to make friends with everyone, even a talking fish in a cup.

Let’s heed her advice. Go to it and let love rule our new year.

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Advice for the Season

December 13th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Page of Cups from the Smith Rider Waite Tarot

Now that the Holidays are fully upon us, I thought I’d ask the cards for a little advice on this festive time. The card I got was the Page of Cups.

How very sweet.

This Page is about being open and loving and willing to give as well as to receive.

There’s a light-hearted playfulness here, and a feeling of newness of emotion.

It reminds us not to get hung up on anything in particular, to enjoy the flow, and to let love guide the way.

This is a time for sharing, laughing, and sweet-talk with everyone, even if it happens to be a fish in a cup.

And speaking of that fish in a cup – what interesting symbology for Christmas time. The fish is an ancient symbol for Christ, and the cup, of course, a symbol for the womb.

Could the Page of Cups be celebrating the newborn baby Jesus?

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Tarot and the Tao-Te Ching

November 23rd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

There’s a section of the Tao-Te Ching that says:

“Return is the movement of the Way;
yielding is the function of the Way;
All things in the world are born of being;
Being is born of nonbeing.”

After reading that, I asked the Science Tarot how it might describe this concept.

The card I got was the actively ‘yeilding’ Hanged Man, or as it’s called in the Science Tarot – Potential Energy.

Part of the description for this card is, “The Hanged Man is like a precariously balanced bolder. The stillness and peace of the balance eventually transforms into the movement of kinetic energy.”

Nice.

(the animation of Potential Energy is from horgworm’s youtube page)

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