Friday, November 29, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Pulled this one twice today. Both as card of the day & for a specifc question. A nice reminder to be my best & brightest self. #thestar #tarot #deviantmoon #xvii
Monday, September 2, 2013
Card of the Day: The Magician #tarot #halloweentarot
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Moving on #8ofcups #wildunknown #tarot
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It’s almost 3am and I really should be sleeping, but check it out! HALLOWEEN TAROT! Ooooohhhahhhh!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Wonderworks Deck of the Week: The Halloween Tarot
By Kipling West
Wonderworks adores The Halloween Tarot!
This playful take on the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot imagery is delightful, light-hearted and also easy to interpret. Follow the decks’s resident black cat (representative of the knowledge seeker - the position the Fool takes in most decks) as she journeys through the Major and Minor Arcana. Through looking at the cat’s position in each card, the reader gets a better idea of the querent’s position relating to the situation or circumstance being inquired about.
The traditional minor arcana suits of Pentacles, Swords, Wands and Cups are replaced with Pumpkins, Bats, Imps and Ghosts, respectively. The new suits still maintain their elemental attributions and general correspondences. The illustrations on each card are bright and whimsical, the colour pallett features predominantly oranges, greens, purples and black.
The Halloween Tarot also has reoccurring motifs related to the popular celebration of North American Halloween including candy corn, witches, bats, classic film monsters and jack-o-lanterns - all intermingling with traditional RWS tarot symbolism. Overall, the tone of this deck is carefree and jovial and the cartoonish illustration style only adds to this.
This deck is sure to delight Halloween enthusiasts and tarot collectors alike (though I’m sure there’s a lot of overlap in those two groups!) This deck is accessible to read for anyone already familiar with RWS imagery, but would also be appropriate for beginners.
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Friday, June 8, 2012
Just wanted to give you an update on tarot readings.
Readings are still open for the time being (see here for details!), but I have a bit of a backlog, because I am writing up detailed (1000 word+) reading summaries for everyone.
If you’re still waiting for a reading, I promise to get to you as soon as I can. If you would still like a reading, please send me an Ask with your question and you’ll be put in my reading queue. I imagine I should be up to date by the end of this week.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Tarot Readings - Now Open
As many of you know, I’ve been reading tarot on-and-off for about 10 years now. Recently I’ve been taking an excellent tarot course at Wonderworks with Monica Bordirksy. I’ve learned a lot and now I need to put my lessons into further practice.
I am still not an expert and make no claims to be one, but I am knowledgeable (and definitely intuitive), and in order to grow into a better reader I need to practice reading for more people! I love reading for friends, but I’d also like to read for people who are outside of my immediate social circle, because not knowing anything about the situation beforehand presents more of an interesting challenge.
Right now I’m offering free, short readings (e.g. about one one specific topic or situation) to help further hone my skills. So, do you have a burning question that needs to be answered?
Depending on how much interest I receive, I am happy to try to do readings via Skype, email, or I am also happy to just send it to your ask box. (Or if you’re in Toronto we can even maybe do it in person and drink tea!)
Decks I read with: The Vertigo Tarot, Rider-Waite Smith, Deviant Moon, Alchemical Tarot
If you interested: please send me an ask with your e-mail address, please indicate if you have a deck preference, your question, and we can figure it out from there!
This is going to be fun!
Things you should know, if you request a reading - my ethics as a reader:
1) I do not “spy” on other people or invade the privacy of third parties. I can only tell you about what is going on in your situation, not about what is going on in other people’s lives. A question such as “Why is Jane Doe behaving this way towards me?” can be rephrased to be less invasive, such as “What can I do about the way Jane Doe is treating me?” The second question gives you an answer about what you can control, whereas the first question does not.
2) I will be honest and straight-forward with you about what I see in the cards. I tend to be a fairly optimistic reader though (predicting doom and gloom is not my deal), and even if I see a potentially negative situation, I will do my best to tell you the opportunities that a can come out it.
3) I will never say you “must” do anything, my advice is given based on what I read in the cards, from on the question you ask. What you choose to do with that advice is up to you. The more specific the question is, the more specific the answer will be. If you ask a vague question, you may receive a somewhat general answer.
2) Tarot is not a substitute for professional psychological counseling, medical or legal advice.
4) All readings are confidential, and I will not disclose your questions or the advice offered to anyone else. However, I am obligated to contact the appropriate authorities if you disclose to me that you have committed or planning to commit a serious crime (theft/assault/murder etc.), or if are indicating a desire to commit suicide.
5) I only read for people above 16 years of age.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Lovers & Four of Staffs
I am seriously digging the Alchemical Tarot right now, it is quickly becoming my very favourite of all the decks I’ve ever used. I really need to order the in depth guide book, because I want to know more about every single card.
Also I keep pulling The Lovers (alternating between both versions as seen above) and Four of Staffs together. I think worshiping that Maypole on Beltane may have tipped the scales in my favour. :)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Strength from The Alchemical Tarot by Robert Place
I highly recommend this deck to all tarot enthusiasts. I received it in the mail about a month ago and it has quickly become my absolute favourite in the collection. The art work is stunning, and the symbols are intuitive to read, but also have multiple layers of meaning if you’re familiar with astrological, alchemical and hermetic symbols.
FYI, the deck’s website also does free 3 or 9 card readings. It only gives you brief keywords for each card, but it’s a nice way to get a better sense of the stunning artwork in this deck.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Wonderworks Deck of the Week: Thoth Tarot
By Aleister Crowley and Lady Freida Harris
The Thoth Tarot is consistently one of our most popular decks. The striking, fascinating artwork in this deck was created by the famous occultist and Golden Dawn member, Aleister Crowley. Though Crowley’s work may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s hard to dispute the beauty of these cards, which are rich with multiple layers of signs and symbols to interpret. Many of the meanings Crowley attributed to the cards remain popular today and have been proliferated through much of the available literature on Tarot, sometimes without the author necessarily being aware of Crowley’s impact on this form of divination.
Crowley worked on the deck from 1938 to 1943. This deck was created to illustrate Crowley’s The Book of Thoth. The artist is Lady Frieda Harris. She worked with Crowley’s rough sketches to produce images that would be faithful to his interpretations and her own vision. The Thoth Tarot deck is generally regarded as another classic Tarot deck, but some previous knowledge of tarot would help when using this deck.
This deck comes in two sizes - 5 ½”x 4”, as well as 4 ½”x 3”.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, November 21, 2011
I am choosing to honour and own the archetype in this card right now. I’ve pulled it several times recently and at first was a bit disturbed by it because she can be so judgmental, harsh or overly analytical.
That being said, though she has seen many things and fought many battles, these experiences have made her instincts, perceptions and insights well-honed. I also choose to embrace her organized, independent nature and directness. She is extremely ambitious and career driven. The Queen of Swords cuts to heart of all matters and is above all else, is honest with herself and others.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
omens of doom?
At my last group ritual, I pulled The Tower tarot card as a message of things to come. I know it isn’t inherently a bad card, but whenever I pull it has signaled radical changes and upheavals in my life.
This morning, when I opened my closet door it fell off its hinges/track and came crashing down on me, smashing one of the mirrored panes (7 years bad luck?). Very luckily I am not cut or seriously injured but there was broken mirror all over the floor and my back is pretty sore/was definitely knocked out of alignment. I know it was over 12 hours ago, but to be honest, I’m still feeling a bit shaken up. It may have been a complete fluke, but it felt significant at the time and it kind of still does.
I really think these types of omens come in threes. I feel like I keep waiting for something else to happen, but by all accounts things are pretty decent right now. My life isn’t perfect my any means, but I’m certainly a lot more stable (at least emotionally) than I have been in the past. So now, I’m really feeling a bit on edge. What happens next?
edit: The third thing might be that my poor little Serafina-cat is sick (again). Please send good vibes, taking her to the vet in the morning. I am bracing myself for the worst/it being possibly serious.
Four of Pentacles
(As requested by pencilpeople. I apologize for being so late with this one, I’ve been really busy with school/moving house and had to give this card some serious thought before posting it.)
The suit of pentacles corresponds the element of Earth, which is embodied in physical things such as money and property and ownership. It can also correspond to the nature and wildlife, but in this case, it is the former.
The Four of Pentacles depicts a man, seated upon a chair (or stool) and clinging dearly to a large coin. He keeps the other three coins close to his body as well. The coin is quite heavy, and is weighing upon him emotionally and physically. Because the figure is seated, this card indicates a lack of movement. He is not interested in investing, sharing or spending what he has earned. Instead, this man is trying to maintain stability and exert complete control over his affairs. Some readers might see this man as a control freak or miser, but in some instances, holding on to what you have can be a smart move.
For instance, if spun in a positive light, this card could represent an individual who is financially secure and has made smart monetary decisions. She or he may have come to be in this position either through entrepreneurship, by being frugal, or potentially through inheritance.
The extreme negative end of the spectrum entailed in the Four of Pentacles could point towards someone being a pack rat, an obsessive collector or compulsive hoarder. It could also denote someone being extremely possessive of other people. This person may have the tendency to equate financial security with emotional well-being.
This card can appear when the querent is wondering whether they should invest time or money into a project. In this instance, she or he is being warned to save their money for the time being. But to spin this some positive light, the querent is in a position of relative security, with some “money in the bank”. She or he is financially anchored for the time being.
The inverted meaning of this card speaks to a lack, or delay, of the material things discussed above. For example, it could mean the querent is at risk of losing money, or property. If this card falls in a future outcome position in the spread, it could mean lean times, or a slashed budgets. Alternatively, the individual is no longer being smart with their money and may be spending it too freely. The inverted Four of Pentacles may also indicate that there is a lack of control of the situation. In some cases, the inverted Four of Pentacles could be signaling the querent to let go of their need to control everything and everyone around themselves.
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