TABI Tarot Conference – July 23/24, 2011

April 26th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Druidcraft Tarot by Will Worthington

Druidcraft Tarot

The TABI Tarot Conference is coming up at the end of July. If you’re in the UK, anywhere near Birmingham, you might want to check it out.

TABI has put together a great gathering.

Emma Sunerton-Burl will be teaching ‘Intuition with the Thoth’, as well as a seminar on counseling skills to help with your readings.

Cilla Conway will be talking about using oracle decks with Tarot, while John Matthew will be sharing a couple of spreads to use with his just released Wildwood Tarot.

Will Worthington, artist of the Druidcraft and Wildwood Tarots will be there too. And Mary Collin will be offering advice on how to build your Tarot business.

It all sounds excellent.

The conference will be held at the Aston Business Centre, Birmingham, July 23rd and 24th.

Book your trip now!

Here’s a video about the Wildwood Tarot …

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Tarot Card of the Day – 4/26/11

April 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

#5 The Hierophant from Georgie's Tarot

#5 The Hierophant

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
#5 – The Hierophant

Spiritual questions and tradition are highlighted during this period.  It’s probably important to you now to look carefully at the spiritual structures in your life.  Why do you believe what you do?  Who are your spiritual authorities and what gives them their legitimacy?  Who decides issues of morality for you, your family and/or your community?

Many of these questions are answered with cultural traditions. Today, you’ll probably be examining whether or not the answers you’re accustomed to are still satisfactory.  They might be or they might not be.  Don’t be afraid to seek out your truth simply because it rubs against your comfort zone.  Sometimes growth hurts a bit.

You might be asked to judge someone else’s dispute, or find the need to go to an authority for answers yourself.  Keep your mind open, but your skepticism on.  Ultimately, you’re the only one who can decide whether something makes sense for your life or not.

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Emerging Visions – an online art 'zine

April 25th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Emerging Visions is an online art ‘zine. Poetry, flash fiction, essays and visual art are all part of the mix.

There’s some beautiful work on the site, and archived issues going back through May 2006.

Themes vary widely with each issue. From the current Spacing Outward to Jung @ Heart, or Scrying Phantom Seas, they’re all really interesting.

A great way to see an art show without having to leave your couch.

And if you’d like to submit something yourself, go to it. But the editors of the ‘zine make it clear they don’t want the ‘same old same old.’

As they say in their submission guidelines, ‘nothing superficial or formulaic will be considered.’ They’re looking for visionaries.

Why not take that as a challenge and send them something fantastic. The theme of the next issue is Mad Magicks.

Submissions will be reviewed early in May 2011.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 4/25/11

April 25th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

#6 The Lovers from Georgie's Tarot

#6 The Lovers

Monday, April 25, 2011
#6 – The Lovers

Are there choices to be made?  Decisions you’ve put off for another time?  Well this is the time.  The Lovers card asks us to finally make up our minds – either commit or get out now.

On a personal level, the Lovers reminds us to balance the opposites within ourselves.  Are your ying and yang in sync?  Does your conscious experience compliment your unconscious dream state or do they seem at war?  Are you living a life that satisfies your soul? Heavy questions, but this is a great day to think about them.  In fact, you might find it difficult not to.

This is a serious commitment you’re thinking about.  To help you make up your mind, ask yourself which direction brings you closer to your soul’s call. You probably already know the answer.

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The Cat in the Hat – a Russian Fool

April 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

This animated film is not about tarot, has been around since the eighties, and is in Russian. But I wanted to post it anyway.

It’s a Russian adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, art directed by academy award winner, Aleksandr Petrov for the Yekaterinburg-based Sverdlovsk Film Studio.

Like his American counterpart, the cat in the story arrives at the house of a couple of bored kids. His umbrella transforms into a hat and the magical journey begins.

I can’t help but see the cat as the Fool, especially when he starts the whole adventure off by falling off a mountain.

It’s great fun. And a good reminder that the very ordinary world can be an extraordinary place with just a slight shift in perspective.

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Moon in Aquarius – High Priestess in the Star's Clothing

April 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

High Priestess in Star's Clothing

High Priestess in Star's Clothing

The Moon moves into Aquarius today and stays there until Wednesday.

Described in Tarot cards, this transit would be like the High Priestess is dressed as the Star. In other words, her robes are gone and she’s naked as the bird in the tree behind her.

The Moon in Aquarius, or High Priestess in the Star’s clothing, can sometimes be emotionally stressful. Hope may be in the air, but it’s a cautious hope.

Emotionally you feel like sharing, bubbling over with dreams for the future. But your mind keeps getting in the way, reminding you that dreams can sometimes be nightmares.

Try not to spend what could be a nice time double guessing yourself or listing off all the reasons things could go wrong. They might. But they probably won’t.

Be real, but not a wet blanket. Rather than smothering your dreams, direct them with intelligence.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 4/24/11

April 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Two of Cups from Georgie's Tarot

2 of Cups

Sunday, April 24, 2011
2 of Cup

It looks like it’ll be a sweet day.  Open communication full of love and tenderness.  This is a day to make sure you tell the people you love how much they mean to you.

If you’re starting a romantic relationship, or in one, it can be especially delicious.  Be romantic and enjoy each other.  It’s a time of beauty, peace and innocence, the reason we love love so much.

If you’re not feeling romantic, take the energy and let yourself simply express how much you care about those around you.  It will be most powerful if you tell them one-to-one.  Let them know they’re special, it’ll make you feel great too.

Happy Birthday Dad!!

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Tarot Egg and Bunny Hunt

April 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Queen of Pentacles from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Queen of Pentacles

All the bunnies and chocolate eggs I’ve been seeing lately got me wondering how many rabbits and eggs there are in the tarot. So I went on a little hunt.

There’s only one rabbit in the Rider Waite Smith deck. It’s at the bottom right of the card, by the foot of the Queen of Pentacles’ throne.

Like the queen of the earth element, rabbits represent abundance, fertility, sweetness and physical reproduction.

Queen of Cups from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Queen of Cups

Eggs also represent fertility, but in its most ideal form. They’re about new life, creation, the seed of all that’s possible.

There doesn’t seem to be any eggs in the Rider Waite Smith deck, but what about those pretty coloured rocks at the feet of the Queen of Cups?

Maybe they’re not rocks at all, but rather magic eggs the queen of love is waiting for us to discover.

Here’s a little spread to see what you might want to hunt for over the next little while.

•what are you looking for?

•where is it hiding?

•how do you get to it?

•what’s the plan when you do?

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Tarot Card of the Day – 4/23/11

April 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

#18 The Moon from Georgie's Tarot

#18 The Moon

Saturday, April 23, 2011
#18 – The Moon

Things might seem a little dark today but don’t despair.  It’s always night before it’s day.  The moon card represents this darkness before dawn.

You might be challenged to face your fears, or at least name them so you can see whether they’re really as powerful as all that.  Things often seem a lot scarier in the dark than they do the next day.

Try taking some time today to really explore those things that you usually shy away from.  Psychic energy is especially strong and it will be well worth your while to find some silence and listen carefully to your inner voice.

Secrets and mystery, hazy half-truths – they’re all part of the moon’s power.  How you feel might prove to be more informative than what you see.   Pay attention to the shadows, it’ll be light soon.

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A Dance Photo Tarot in the Works

April 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Take a look at this clip from Moti Mark Zemelman.

He’s a dancer, choreographer, photographer, and lover of the Tarot. He’s making a photo deck using dancers as his models.

At the moment he’s working on the the 22 major arcana, but hopes to eventually create all 78 cards and get them published.

If you’re interested in helping him out, Zemelman’s looking for donations. He’s trying to raise money to pay for dance studio rental, costumes, printing materials, dancers’ fees and framing for a future exhibition of the work.

In exchange for donations, he’s offering a variety of very nice thank you gifts. Check out his donation page to see it all.

Sounds like a fabulous project. I look forward to seeing it done.

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