4th Annual Esoteric Book Conference Seattle, Washington – Sept. 15-16

August 27th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

If you’re an esoteric book aficionado and happen to be in the Seattle area September 15th and 16th, you should definitely check out the 4th Annual Esoteric Book Conference.

It’s a multi-disciplinary conference featuring presentations by contemporary authors and scholars on all things esoteric – Western Esotericism, Gnosticism, Theosophy, Mythology, Shamanism, Rosicrucianism, Sacred Sciences, Occulture and World Religions to name a few.

There will also be a book fair (of course) and an art show, musical performances, and a chance to mix and mingle with the who’s who of esoteric publishing.

Visit the conference website for all the details. It looks like it’s going to be fabulous.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 8/27/12

August 27th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Six of Swords from Georgie's Tarot

6 of Swords

Monday, August 27, 2012
6 of Swords

This is a good day to get your thoughts as clear as possible.  You’ve got some emotional issues that require honest focused attention.  To move forward with your commitment to self, it’s really important that you get your thoughts straight.

What choices are you being asked to make at this time?  Look them squarely in the face and choose.  If you can’t choose now, when do you think you can?  At least decide that.  Ask yourself what will bring you closer to your own truth – a union of mind, body and soul.

You’re sharp as a tack today.  Take advantage of the energy to decide what needs deciding.  You can do it.  How will you get to your next step if you don’t?

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The Wheel of Fortune in Song

August 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Take a look at the music video below by Sophia Balestri, with music by Mat Creedon.

It was inspired by Tarot’s Wheel of Fortune card and is part of a project they’ve been working on called The Project XXII.

You can see more Tarot inspired music videos at Balestri’s DailyMotion page.

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Moon in Capricorn – High Priestess in the Devil's Clothing

August 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The High Priestess dressed as the Devil

High Priestess as the Devil

The Moon moves into Capricorn today and will stay there until Tuesday.

If you were to describe this transit using the Tarot, you might say that the High Priestess is wearing the Devil’s clothing. The virginal goddess has gotten downright beastly.

The Moon in Capricorn, or High Priestess in the Devil’s clothing, is a period of potential internal conflict. The physical world might seem to draw you away from what you typically believe to be right.

You might feel driven or compelled by behaviours and attitudes that go against the grain of your morality. It could be liberating or disturbing, depending on your secrets.

Whatever’s going on though, don’t be too hard on yourself. Get obsessions out of your system, and learn what you can about yourself while you do so.

You should be ready to move on soon. There’s nothing wrong with a little focused physicality. Just don’t get stuck.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 8/26/12

August 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ace of Cups from Georgie's Tarot

Ace of Cups

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ace of Cups

Emotional renewal is the name of the game today.  A new way of feeling about something and/or somebody is about to emerge.  Perhaps you’re feeling it already – it’s like that first hint of spring or when a magnolia tree finally blossoms after a long cold winter.

Joy and hope are in the air and accessible to you.  Throw away any gloom you’ve been dragging around and wake up to the inspiration of postive emotions.  There’s a sense that anything can happen and it’s probably going to be good. Be receptive to the love that’s around you and give it back in kind.

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A General Reading for a Southern Belle

August 25th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve posted one of Tom Benjamin’s videos before. He does readings for literary and historical characters – people like Lincoln, Dracula, Rapanzel, Lizzie Borden …

In this case he does one for Scarlett O’Hara, a favourite character of mine when I was a child. Though I always knew she was trouble, I just loved the way she flounced.

The video below shows Benjamin doing a general reading for the Southern Belle.

In it, he makes a point of explaining the difference between reading with a question, versus reading without one.

In fact, to illustrate the difference, he does two readings for Scarlett, the one below, and a second one you can find at his youtube page.

Take a look. They’re really interesting.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 8/25/12

August 25th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Four of Wands from Georgie's Tarot

4 of Wands

Saturday, August 25, 2012
4 of Wands

Gather and celebrate!  It’s a day to enjoy what you’ve been working on.  The project might not yet be finished, but at least you’re on your way. Well done!  You have reason to smile.

Follow your passion and create from the heart. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how it will all turn out, just keep at it. The hard work’s been paying off, and you can take a moment to enjoy before heading on to the next step.

But don’t forget, you probably aren’t doing all the work yourself.  Share the glory or you’ll be hearing about it later.

4 of wands – animated

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Moon in Sagittarius – High Priestess in Temperance's Clothing

August 24th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The High Priestess dressed in Temperance's Clothing

High Priestess as Temperance

The Moon moves into Sagittarius today and will be there until Sunday.

Looking at it through the eyes of the Tarot, you can describe this transit as being like the High Priestess wearing Temperance’s clothing. She’s dressed like an angel.

The Moon in Sagittarius, or High Priestess in Temperance’s clothing, indicates a time when intellect, practicality, emotions and passion can work together in relative ease.

What’s normally only an idea might find its way to becoming real. Even-tempered inspiration and emotional playfulness can create what look like miracles.

Take this time to bring your emotions in line with your passions. And play with your most serious ideas. It’s in combining the unexpected that you’ll likely find gold.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 8/24/12

August 24th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

#6 The Lovers from Georgie's Tarot

#6 The Lovers

Friday, August 24, 2012
#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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Mars in Scorpio – The Tower's Lightening Strikes Death

August 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Mars in Scorpio, the Tower's Lightening Strikes Death

Mars moves into Scorpio today and will stay there until October 7th.

Looking at this transit through the eyes of the Tarot, it would be like the Tower’s lightening is striking Death. Transformation has been ignited.

The Tower hearkens change, typically of the sudden and unexpected kind.

Solid structures no longer feel secure, and those in charge can find themselves more than a little unsure of where they might be headed.

But the bolt of lightening also brings new energy with it, and a blinding flash of light that can open new perspectives. Shocking though it is, the Tower energy is illuminating as well.

Death is also a card of change, but it’s more emotionally charged than spiritually ignited. It’s less about illumination, and more about reflection.

Putrefaction is its theme. It’s transformation through decay, slow moving, but ever progressing.

In Tarot, Death isn’t an end so much as a stage. It’s like a caterpillar’s time in a cocoon, an internal process of regeneration.

The Tower’s lightening forces Death’s normally hidden processes to suddenly come to light. Though it’s not always pretty, it’s usually worth paying attention to.

Mars in Scorpio, or the Tower’s lightening striking Death, can be a period of significant internal transformation. And change that was taking place slowly might start picking up speed.

Be as open to the changes around you as you can, and courageous enough to face what you see.

If an unexpected insight prompts you to reconsider aspects of your life – dive in and explore the situation fully.

Have faith that endings will be followed by renewal, and dormancy replaced with something fresh and very much alive.

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