Friday, September 28, 2007
Well, let me start by saying I really like tarot cards. I like the artwork, the meanings, and the insight they give you. I know some don't believe in divination, but my view of the tarot is that it is one view of the future which you've already changed just by knowing this possible outcome. (Really, that makes sense in my head!)
Anyway, there is a metaphysical shop in town here where I've been buying some cards. It's a new shop, maybe two months old is all, and owned by a husband/wife team from France. The wife wanted to see a deck I'd purchased, so I brought them in. She wasn't there, so I started chatting with the husband. He asked if I read professionally, which I don't but is something I'd like to start doing. He asked what I'd charge and I said I would read for donations because right now I'm not in a position I need the money from that. The conversation ended with him saying "when you're ready, you can read here. We get 10 or 12 calls a day for a tarot reader."
So, I plan to take him up on that in the next few months. I want to do 20 readings where I don't second-guess myself and I want to find the "perfect deck" to use.
This is something I've thought about for a long time, so I'm very excited that it's coming together the way it is.
Which tarot card are you?
Suspended decision. Initiation, divination, prophecy. Turning point in psychic powers. Trust in inner voice.
Suspension, change, reversal, boredom, abandonment, sacrifice, readjustment, improvement, rebirth
He usually represents a time of feeling in limbo, being stuck or being prevented from moving forward. He's usually depicted hanging upside down with his hands tied - that's just what it feels like! We need to remain flexible and willing to let go of things, it's probably a time for sacrifice. Like the man in this card from the Murciano Tarot, don't sweat it, take some time out and be patient.
The Hanged Man - External Meaning: Spiritual awareness and the happiness and assuredness it brings. Sacrificing for a noble purpose. Reveral of one's current way of life. Inner peace. Developed intuition and prophecy. Esoteric Meaning: The spirit of the mighty waters. Reversing false images. Sacrifice. Energys: Water
I'm considering changing the name of this blog. I'm toying with the idea of "Gypsy Wolf" which also encompasess my beliefs. Or am I just blowing in the wind?
Anyone have any thoughts or advice?
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tarot Card: The Eight of Cups Meaning: Leave some goals to pursue others (from the Vanessa Tarot)
Today's Rune: Radio Meaning: A Journey
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Tarot Card: The Queen of Discs Meaning: Take pleasure in your whole body (from the Sacred Circle Tarot)
Today's Rune: Othel Meaning: Being down-to-earth
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I can relate to Mary Magdeline. Sometimes we are maligned. Sometimes things don't go our way. Sometimes we have demons to face. I believe that by calling on her, she can give us strength to deal with our accusers, patience to see things through to the end, and clarity to look beyond our own demons of abuse or addiction or whatever.
One of her patronages is women. In addition to the list above, any prayer given on behalf of a woman would do well to be addressed to Mary Magdeline. I also believe candle magic would attract her attention, especially if the candle is anointed with myrrh or aloee, two of the herbs used during the days of Jesus for burial. (These would be similar to current embalming, or to various Egyptian herbs used for the pharos.)
This is my wish. So mote it be.
Colors: Turquoise. This color symbolizes inner healing and the ability to love not only ourselves, but others.
Animal: Cat. This animal means mystery and independence, according to Animal Speak, by Ted Andrews. In addition, cats are able to see in the dark (http://www.sayahda.com/cyc1.html). How much darker could life be if you were constantly hounded by your own personal demons?
Stone or Gem: Amethyst. According to the Illustrated Book of Crystals, the amethyst calms the mind, enhances spiritual awareness, and relieves pain.
* Atrani, Italy
* Casamicciola, Italy
* contemplative life
* glove makers
* penitent women
* people ridiculed for their piety
alabaster box of ointment
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Tarot Card: The Moon Meaning: You aren't seeing the whole picture (from the Sacred Circle Tarot)
Today's Rune: Ing Meaning: Successful conclusion
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Wolves are the epitome of stamina, known to run 35 miles a day in pursuit of prey. They are highly misunderstood animals, who have gained the reputation of being cold blooded. In reality wolves are friendly and social creatures. Aggression is something they avoid, preferring rather to growl or create a posture to show dominance.
Even though living in close knit packs provide wolves with a strong sense of family, they are still able to maintain their individuality. Wolves represent the spirit of freedom, but they realize that having individual freedom requires having responsibilities.
Because wolf is a teacher and pathfinder, he comes when we need guidance in our lives. Those who have a Wolf Totem will move on to teach others about sacredness and spirituality. Wolf can also teach how to balance the responsibility of family needs and not to lose one's personal identity.
Wolf teaches us to develop strength and confidence in our decisions. He shows we will learn to trust our insights once we learn how to value our inner voice. This wisdom keeps us from inappropriate action. If wolf appears in your life examine where you need to develop more confidence and if you need more balance between friends, family, and yourself.
Which Fairytale Tarot card are you? MANY cards and great fairytale pictures.
You are The Empress, the fairy godmother from "Cinderella".
Mother nature - Abundance and growth - Nurture and maternity - Delight in animals, plants and all things natural - Femininity as an archetype.
Youre the one who makes it all turn out right. You bring enchantment and happiness (and of course glass slippers) to those around you. Whether its by turning pumpkins into coaches, rats into coachmen, frogs into footmen or poor girls into princesses, you give the gifts of love, generosity and sheer magic that makes sure that your loved ones all live happily ever after.
The whole Fairytale Tarot is at http://www.fairytaletarot.com
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Tarot Card: Nine of Pentacles Meaning: Wealth. (from the Sorcerers Tarot)
Today's Rune: Aansuz Meaning: Communication
Friday, September 7, 2007
Tarot Card: Two of Wands Meaning: A partnership will soon become available. (from the Mystic Faerie Tarot)
Today's Rune: Dagaz Meaning: Prosperity and fullness
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Do you see both cats?
|Your Aura is Blue|
Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.
You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.
The purpose of your life: showing love to other people
Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah
Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
You Are a Pegasus
You are a perfectionist, with an eye for beauty.
You know how to live a good life - and you rarely deviate from your good taste.
While you aren't outgoing, you have excellent social skills.
People both admire you - and feel very comfortable around you.