Tarot Views on the News – Thank You!!

March 18th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink


Last week we shot the final episodes of Tarot Views on the News. It’s sad to see it over, but it’s been a fabulously fun two years.

Thank you everyone for all your support of the show, and thank you especially to my TVOTN cohort, Alanna, and to all the guys from Orange who made it happen!

Hopefully something new will be on the horizon soon. I’ll certainly let you all know if there is.

To see our last few episodes, visit The Loop.

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An Astronaut and the Knight of Cups

January 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink


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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Obviously …

November 21st, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

#5 El Sumo Sacerdote from the Dali Universal Tarot

Given that the new Pope, Francis I has been in the news so much lately, I asked my Dali Universal Tarot ‘what is the nature of Pope Francis I?”

As if to answer, ‘Well, obviously …,” the card I got was #5, El Sumo Sacerdote, The High Priest. In other words, the Pope.

Ha ha. I think my cards are playing with me.

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A Lesson for Psychics

December 3rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

From what I can gather through TMZ, Gawker, and other assorted on-line tabloid media, last week, a ‘well-known’ psychic named Tiffany Mitchell approached Lindsay Lohan to share a premonition she had had about the star.

From all reports, it seems that Lohan wasn’t interested in the information and asked to be given some space.

After that, who knows what really happened but there’s accusations of racial slurs, handbag theft, inappropriate flirting, and unkind film critique.

Lohan is said to have become so enraged by the situation that she punched Mitchell in the eye (hopefully not the third eye) and ended up spending much of the rest of the night in jail.

It’s a sad story for everyone involved.

And it’s a good reminder for psychic readers everywhere. It’s probably best to avoid approaching people with unsolicited psychic messages.

And as a general rule, leave poor Lindsay Lohan alone.

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The Celebrity Reading Tarot Girls …

November 27th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

Myself, Alanna, and Sherita are still busy doing celebrity readings for CelebEdge.ca.

Make sure you visit if you’ve been wondering what Tarot has to say about the latest tabloid rumours. New readings are posted every week!

And here’s some pictures from after last week’s shoot. As you can see, we don’t just pull cards on the stars, we do it for ourselves too …

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Voting and the 3 of Pentacles

November 6th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Yay!! It’s election day today in the United States!

Though as a Canadian in Toronto, I won’t be participating in this particular democratic process, like much of the rest of the world, I’ll be watching with great interest to see how it unfolds.

And unlike the psychic squirrel in the CNN clip below, I’m not going to try to predict the outcome. I did, however, ask the cards what they had to say about getting out to vote (something I encourage all my American friends to do).

3 of Pentacles from the Smith Waite Tarot

The card I got was the 3 of Pentacles.

In it, an artisan stands on a bench and displays his work for a priest and an architect. They, in turn, seem to be passing judgment on how well the artisan has been following the plans they hold in front of them.

Normally I see this card as describing a growing mastery in one’s work, where people in authority recognize and often reward the technical and spiritual skills of the querent.

Today though, when I look at this card, I’m thinking that the priest and the architect represent the two candidates, each trying to convince the worker to choose him.

The whole story is turned around a bit in the voting scenario, but the main theme of the card remains.

Mastery is still at issue, but now it is up to the artisan (or worker) to judge whose plans are best, and who should be rewarded with the mantle of leadership.

I think that the 3 of Pentacles is reminding us that getting out to vote is a practical and creative activity, where the average person gets a chance to help shape plans for the future.

Don’t miss the opportunity – if you’ve got a vote, use it!!

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Positive Traits for a President …

September 21st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

While thinking about the upcoming US Presidential election, I decided to pull a single card asking, ‘what’s a positive trait to look for in someone running for President?’

6 of Wands from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

It’s like the cards were mocking me, I pulled the 6 of Wands, key word – Victory.

An important trait to look for in someone running for President is that they are victorious. Ha – well, of course!

But all joking aside, the card has a little more to say than that. It shows not only the victor carrying his wreath of glory, but other people also walking alongside him, wands raised in support.

All the sixes are connected with the grand six in the deck, the Lovers, which speaks of relationships, commitments, and the connections between disparate elements.

This 6 of Wands identifies that energy played out on a spirit level.

This card suggests that a positive Presidential trait is an ability to raise the passion of the people in unity and connectedness.

As well, it points to the importance of those very people as they walk beside their champion. He got to his place on the horse with the help of them all.

In fact, no one get to this 6 of Wands position alone and a good leader knows that.

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Tarot Views the News – Occupy Wall Street

October 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Wall Street at Broad Street

For almost a month now, thousands of people have been involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Protests have been spreading rapidly, with many more rallies planned for tomorrow.

It’s an important story that seems to be growing, and I thought it would be a good topic for Tarot Views the News.

This is not meant to be a predictive reading, but rather a quick look at the energies surrounding the situation.

Using the Rider Waite Smith deck, the card I pulled was #15, the Devil.

A winged beast with horns and the feet of a bird sits on something solid looking. Chained to it are a man and a woman.

#15 The Devil from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

It’s the chains around the necks of the naked couple that drew my attention first.

In this context they might represent being chained to a desk, kept down by ‘the man’, or bound to the vicious circle of materialism with its spending highs and austerity lows.

People are feeling stripped bare and tied up. They’re calling for change to the financial structures, and freedom from oppression and economic bondage.

Looking at the picture though, it seems that the chains aren’t very tight. Have they maybe become comfortable, or is the couple just too afraid to try to make a run for it?

It’s also interesting to note that the couple have horns, and each has a tail. They’re not all that different from the beast, though they’re much smaller, and apparently dependent on his good will.

The card speaks of obsessions, intensity, and roadblocks. It focuses on the physical, and in its more challenging aspect, can represent materiality gone mad, greed, and addictive-like imbalance.

There are pit falls here for everyone involved.

For the protestors, the Devil might be reminding them to be careful not to get so caught up in the fight that they lose sight of the spirit in which they first began.

It’s important that everyone recognize the Devil in themselves, as well as the humanity in their adversaries.

With respect to law enforcement, the Devil could be pointing to the danger of heavy handedness or the imposition of unjust sanctions and/or arrests. Hopefully, they’ll avoid this trap.

And for those being protested against, Wall Street and the corporate decision makers, the card might be asking them to examine their own shadows.

Where might the Devil be managing more of their affairs than they intended or were even aware of?

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Tarot Views the News – Steve Jobs

October 10th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Steve Jobs, 2010, photo by Matthew Yohe

In today’s Tarot Views the News, I’ve pulled a card for Steve Jobs, who passed away last Wednesday.

This is not meant to be a predictive or mediumistic reading, but just a one-card look at Jobs’ legacy.

#16 The Tower from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

The card I pulled was #16, The Tower. It’s one of the most shocking cards in the deck, typically describing just that, a shocking event, something unexpected, and often dramatic.

When the Tower’s around, you can’t look at the world the way you used to.

And doesn’t that describe the legacy of Steve Jobs?

Because we knew of his illness, it wasn’t so surprising that he passed, but his passing still sent shock-waves through the world of technology and way beyond.

As the lightening topples the Tower’s crown, the king was struck down.

But his time with us was at least as shocking. It was with Tower-like energy that Jobs hit the scene with the first Macintosh. You might say he electrified the computer industry.

Macintosh 128K

Looking at the windows of the Tower in the card’s image, don’t they kind of remind you the front of this first computer?

The Mac was completely different from all the others. It changed everything, making it possible for people who knew nothing about computers to jump in and discover a brand new world.

They were fun, powerful, and most important, easy to use for average people. They still are. I’m working on one right now, and have been since 1997.

And then of course there’s the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. I can hardly imagine organizing my pictures without iPhoto. And iTunes has revolutionized music.

Even Apple’s packaging, ad campaigns, and stores changed how technology is viewed by the general population. It became both accessible and highly desirable.

As everyone does, Jobs faced his own personal Tower situations. He was publicly fired from the company he founded, and was forced to start fresh.

In true Tower style, he built up Pixar, another ground-breaking company, before returning to Apple to shake things up there some more.

When teaching people about the Tower card, it can sometimes be challenging to come up with positive examples of this energy. I think Steve Jobs is one of those examples.

He was a Tower we’ll all miss. He made us think different, and I thank him for it.

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Tarot Views the News – Jack Layton

August 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Jack Layton

Jack Layton

Today’s Tarot Views the News focuses on the passing of Jack Layton, leader of Canada’s Opposition, and the New Democratic Party.

I’m only pulling one card for this segment, but as usual, this is not a predictive reading, nor is it an attempt at mediumship.

It’s simply one Tarot card looking at the phrase – Jack Layton’s Legacy.

#19 The Sun from the rider Waite Smith Tarot

The card I got was #19 – the Sun, and it couldn’t be more perfect.

The Sun is inspiring, creative, and enthusiastic, all words that could easily describe Layton.

His passion, energy, and optimism were infectious, and he was personally responsible for many Canadians, young and old, caring about, and even entering politics.

The Sun card is also about exposure, and bringing the truth to light, even if it’s uncomfortable.

Exposing injustice was one of Layton’s political hallmarks. He stood for government transparency, and regularly shone light on issues and people many politicians ignore.

And he didn’t shy away from the spotlight himself, seeming to enjoy the opportunity to be in the public eye. And like the child in the card, he wasn’t afraid to be vulnerable, or have fun.

Finally, the Sun represents victory, and Layton had many. The biggest perhaps being this past May, when he become Leader of the Opposition, bringing his party the biggest win in its history.

Jack Layton had an incredible life. His impact, like the Sun, was positive and powerful.

In a final message to Canadians, he closed with the following words:

Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

The child in the Sun card couldn’t have said it better. We’ll miss you Jack, keep shining.

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