Choosing a Deck

March 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

For your Saturday viewing pleasure, we bring you the magical Carl JK divining which deck he might use next …

CarlJK chooses a deck

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Tarot in Ballpoint Blue

September 11th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Take a look at these Tarot cards drawn in ballpoint pen by Dana Van Hassel.

There’s only a few, but they’re really nice.

I like the look of the blue ink. It gives the pictures a doodle effect, fun but still serious.

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Dare To Wish Upon A Star

January 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve been giving ‘wishing’ some thought lately and it seems to me that wishes aren’t taken as seriously as they should be. So often, they’re dismissed as nothing more than delusional fantasies. And sometimes that’s just what they are.

#1 The Magician from Georgie's Tarot

#1 The Magician

But more often than not, wishes are really the seeds of intention. And intentions are the first step to the manifestation of anything. Looking at it this way, wishes are really how we create our world.

In the Tarot, directed intention is the Magician willing something new out of the ether, creating the world afresh. He’s the master of the Aces, pointing to the potential in every area of our lives. What he wishes becomes his will. What he wills becomes his world.

#17 The Star from Georgie's Tarot

#17 The Star

But wishing also seems to fall under the domain of the Star. She’s hope and optimism after a time of crisis. She helps us to refill, renew and dream of a beautiful future.

The Star encourages us to imagine beyond the world we already inhabit. With her on side, all things are possible. You just need faith, love and an openness to receive. Tell her your wishes, she wants to make them real.

“To Wish Upon a Star” – I’ve always liked that phrase. And it makes a lot of sense now.

To ‘wish’ is to be the Magician daring to look at the future, projecting into the universe our hopes, fears and intentions. And the ‘star’ is of course the Star. The one receiving the Magician’s prayers. She is the environment in which our dreams come true.

Miracles are made when the Magician and the Star come together. Dare to make one happen yourself.

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A Cat And Some Cards

December 15th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

cat with tarot cards

Carl and Thoth

Today we have a couple of pictures.

They’re of my cat Carl posing with two of my Tarot decks.

Not much to say here except that a good familiar is most definitely a gift from the Goddesses.

cat with tarot cards

Carl divines

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Decorating with Tarot

November 25th, 2010 § 7 comments § permalink

Tarot traditionalists might gasp, but check out what Kate Albrecht did with some cards, an IKEA cabinet and a glue gun. In 20 short minutes (condensed to just over 4 in this video), she converts a simple cupboard into a magical Tarot pantry.

Albrecht bought four decks for a dollar at a garage sale. And despite the enchanting turban, doesn’t seem to be a reader herself. So purists, please don’t judge her harshly. Be happy that she kept one deck whole and loves the cards enough to want them in her kitchen.

On the other hand, decorators, I welcome your input. Is occult crafting an acceptable design option?

for more divinatory decorating ideas, see Psychic Setting for your Holiday Table

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Jazz and Tarot Towers

November 24th, 2010 § 1 comment § permalink

#16, The Tower in the Tarot deck, is one of the more disconcerting of the cards. It means change – sudden, irrevocable and unexpected. And most of us don’t like that much.

When the Tower appears in a reading, it typically suggests that something significant and surprising is going on. Whether this is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depends on the question and what other cards are present. As with all the Major Arcana, in and of itself, the Tower isn’t positive or negative.

What it is though, is a new way of looking at things, a breaking down of old structures that no longer support us. A prison, generally of our own design, is coming down. In it’s grandest sense, the Tower is liberation through revelation. And when the lightening bolt hits, there’s no turning back.

I like this slideshow. A live recording of the Cascade Jazz Ensemble and countless images of Tarot Towers. By the end of it, the card’s not so scary anymore. There might be chaos in awakening, but it’s a lot better than staying stuck in the dark.

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Tarosophy Tarot Town

October 26th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Have you had a chance to visit Tarot Town yet? If you’re a lover of the Tarot – beginner, novice or expert – it’s definitely a place to be.

It’s a new social network, sort of like facebook, but specifically for Tarot folk. There are about 3,000 members already, Tarot lovers from all over the world. Amazing!

And it’s not just a meet and chat type site. There are Tarot groups to join, forums, games, videos, a marketplace, free classes, lectures …. the list goes on. And all the celebrities of the Tarot world are there blogging, chatting, teaching or just wandering about making friends.

It’s expanding so fast I can hardly believe it. I stopped by for a quick peek to see what’s new and found myself meandering around for a couple of hours.

And I picked a fun day to visit. The Ghost Train is in town this week preparing for Halloween. I took a ride and it brought me to the seer …

Go get her to choose a card for you! And think about becoming a citizen. There’s lot’s to do there without taking up residency, but it’s only $1/month and well worth it.

If you do join (as visitor or citizen) stop by my page and be my friend (I’m ‘Georgie’).

Visit Tarot Town Today!

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Tarot Card of the Day – 10/25/10

October 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

#9 - The Hermit from Gerogie's Tarot

#9 - The Hermit

Monday, October 25, 2010
#9 – The Hermit

You might find yourself wanting to spend some time alone today. It’s probably a good idea. Take time to look within and see what’s up inside your soul.

Have things been moving pretty fast lately? Don’t worry, it’s finally going to slow down a bit, giving you a moment to clean house and tie up loose ends.

Trust your own experience through this period. It’s through an examination of your own personal journey that you’ll discover your inner wisdom. You probably know a lot more than you give yourself credit for. But you might need some silence to notice.

Give yourself permission to be quiet. You won’t be missing anything by taking a break. It’ll only make things more fun when you finally re-emerge from your cave.

Tarot Card of the Day – 9/27/10

September 27th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Six of Pentacles

Six of Disks

Monday, September 27, 2010
6 of Disks

The reckoning’s done and it’s finally time to dole out the rewards.  Have you done your fair share?  Are you ready to accept what’s due?

Success is coming to those who have done what they can to manifest their goals.  It may seem like manna from heaven but look again – it’s more likely compensation for a job well done.

And don’t forget to thank those who have been helping you. We’re never alone in either our successes or our failures.

Morgan's Tarot

July 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Morgan's Tarot

Morgan's Tarot

I got a new deck the other day called Morgan’s Tarot. It’s not really a Tarot deck. There are 88 cards (not 78), no majors, no minors, no numbers at all. So I guess it’s an Oracle Deck that calls itself Tarot, but I don’t mind. And normally I would.

Typically I’m not drawn to Oracle decks. And certainly they shouldn’t be running around calling themselves Tarot if they’re not, but I’m crazy about this one and will let all such details slide.

It was created by Morgan Robbins and illustrated by Darshan Chorpash in the ‘60s and first published in 1970. The images are simple sketches in black and white, clearly inspired by the counterculture new age of its time.

I came across it quite accidentally while looking at decks on sale at a website I soon discovered did not deliver to Canada. But Amazon does and they had a few copies so I got one. I was drawn to the sketches and lack of colour. Don’t get me wrong – colour is great, but I was really attracted to the simplicity in these drawings.

Anyway …. the deck arrived and I love it. The first few readings I did with it where not only dead on, but very funny. It’s a deck with a serious sense of humour (or at least one that shares my humour). I’ll give you an example here ….

Having had the deck for only a few hours, I hadn’t really looked through all the images. I decided it would be more fun to get to know it slowly through reading with it rather than by studying it card by card.

So I asked it about my ‘psychic’ work, and whether or not I was on the right track (nothing like checking in now and again to make sure). I pulled three cards ….

The first one I drew showed a picture of a theatre with a full audience watching some performers on stage. Under the image it said, “Who is watching The Cosmic Drama”. My first thought of course was ‘Me!”. Then I turned over the next card.

There was a picture of a sun low on the horizon and a person standing on a beach watching it rise (or go down) while holding something in front of them (I thought it was a guitar for some reason). But it was what the words underneath said that floored me …. “Let George Do It”.

I’m George!!!! This deck has a card with my name on it! Really. I can still hardly believe it. And yes, I’m always busy watching the Cosmic Drama. That’s exactly how psychic work feels to me.

georgie's first talk with morgan's tarot

morgan's tarot talks

The final card I drew had a heart on it, one that seemed to be resting a little, comfortable and just there. Underneath the image it said “You Are Our God’. I don’t know who’s God I am, but if they’re connected with this deck, I like it. I’m guessing though it really meant that I’m my own God, or that God is within. In fact it said as much in the randomly unorganized Little White Book that accompanied the cards.

Quite a message, quite a deck. All in all, I have to say that Morgan’s Tarot is a joy to read. It’s crazy it’s taken me so long to find it, but now that I have I believe we’re going to be good friends. I recommend it to all lovers of divination and good solid advice be they Tarot readers or not. This deck likes to talk with everyone. And it’s well worth taking a listen.

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