Part Four of Mick Frankel's excellent course: Hebrew for Tarot Readers - the Planetary Trumps.
Continuing his excellent series on music & astrology, Mick Frankel guides us through the murky waters of the musical Pisces mind.
Tarot is an excellent tool for spiritual work; most of us who use and love the cards know this. One common method is to incorporate the cards into a meditation practice, often by using one card as a portal. Adding scent (via candles, incense, or essential oils) to meditation can enhance the practice. This post combines all three: tarot, meditation, and scent.
There is no denying the visual similarities between these two cards. Barbara Moore looks more closely at them including their numerology.
Dreams and tarot work in the same way - through symbols & interpretation of imagery. What better way to understand your dreams than to use tarot spread especially designed to do just that. Guest poster Stacy LaRosa shows you how.
Guest post by Johanne Blanchard The tarot Aces. They are most often welcomed in a draw, as they inspire newness in many aspects: growth, challenges, ideas, love, opportunities, perspectives… New everything! They are usually seen as positive, if you are ready for change or to see things with a new vision. I always get inspired when an Ace comes my way. I get all dreamy eyed, optimistic, hungry for life… Kind of listening to either Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger – Ace of Wands, Debussy’s Clair de lune – Ace of Cups, some Radiohead – Ace of Swords or maybe Barry White’s Cant Get Enough Of Your Love – Ace…
It is the beginning of a new calendar year - an excellent time to talk about starting a journal. Journals can be dedicated to many purposes - what I am talking about here is creating a living picture, in words, of the coming year as you live it. This journal will be about you, as seen through the lens of the Tarot. Why do you want to do this? Is journaling a magic pill? Does your life go better if you journal?
Like all of Nature, humans develop according to universal patterns or archetypal forces. We know this as the “urge” toward growth. As complex material and spiritual beings, that urge takes place, not only at the material level as we grow into adulthood, but also at the mental and spiritual levels. To say it another way, the growth of the mind, body, and spirit is a natural unfolding of our potential.
Guest post by Gethyn Edwards A few months ago I found I was regularly being asked to do readings for friends on topics about which I had a lot of prior knowledge. Pretty soon, I noticed that I was sitting down to read with a whole mess of preconceptions and pre-judgements already in place – ideas about advice I might give; about where the subjects of the reading were going wrong; about the likely causes of the pickle they’d got themselves into; about what was clearly best for them… et cetera, et cetera…
The 3 X 7 Theory: Part 3 In my Part Two of Journey Through the Major Arcana, I talked about Rachel Pollack’s presentation (in Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom) of the Major Arcana Trumps as a sequence, or progression, of an individual’s journey to individuation and enlightenment. The Trumps (minus the Fool, who represents the individual taking the journey) are divided into three lines: Cards I-VII are seen as consciousness (the outer concerns of life in society), Cards VIII-XIV are seen as subconscious (our inward search to find who we really are), and Cards XV-XXI are seen as superconscious (development of a spiritual awareness and a release of archetypal energy). Darkness and…