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Weekend Readings: Housewives Tarot

After a tough week, it’s nice to get back to tarot. The energy of the full moon has left me wanting to just relax, and for that, I turn to my copy of The Housewives Tarot. This deck is largely considered a novelty item, but it still reads quite well. The images are a bit humorous, insightful, and include a touch of sarcasm. Any reading I’ve done with this deck previously has left with me a new perspective. What more could you want from a weekend reading? So, settle in with your cup of tea, hot coffee, or even a martini in the spirit of this deck, and let’s ring in the weekend with a new deck and a sample tarot spread. Using a deck filled with this much sass sure has to be interesting! Continue reading

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Weekend Readings: Hanson Roberts Tarot

This weekend I’m highlighting the second tarot deck I ever owned. The Hanson Roberts Tarot is better known today as the deck that comes with The Essential Tarot Kit: Book and Card Set. Back a few years ago, and maybe still today, you could pick this kit up at your local Barnes & Noble. The deck always seemed marketed as a gimmick type gift, you know, one of those last minute trinket impulse buys. But, I couldn’t help myself, and I picked the deck up. I’m glad I did, as it was a huge improvement to my minimally illustrated first deck. To do this deck’s art justice, I’ve also decided to highlight one of my favorite spreads called The Double Triad Tarot Spread. Is there a better spread for the weekend? Probably not, so let’s ring in the weekend with a new sample tarot reading. Continue reading

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Day 022: Learning Tarot Through Tarot Spreads

The Holistic Tarot beginner’s guide embraces all kinds of tarot spreads. Learning tarot through card reading seems to go back, way back, at least to the Pictorial Key to the Tarot published around 1911. In his book, A. E. Waite provided a ten card spread, a thirty-five card spread, and a forty-two card spread. Of these, the Celtic Cross Spread is undoubtedly the most popular today. All tarot readers seem to come across this spread fairly early on in their tarot journey, if not certainly later on. Many decks present at least one spread in their ‘little white booklets’, and the Celtic Cross is usually it. But there are, perhaps, more spreads today than ever previously available. Which one should you embrace as a tarot reader? Does the spread you select even matter? Continue reading

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RWS Tarot Card Meanings: The Lovers

In the heart of the Garden of Eden stands the mighty Tree of Life and the great Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Since the beginning, man and woman has lived in harmony in their shade. But now, the serpent lies in wait, silently biding his time. For the serpent knows that a time of separation is near. The man’s gaze has wandered to the sensuality of the woman, for her own gaze is locked on the Divine. Lust has a way of complicating things, but is it truly lust that grips the man? Could it be that he sees the Divine shining through the woman he has known for so long? Continue reading

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Day 019: Taking A Numerological Look At The Chariot

There are quite a few ways to add, subtract, and multiply numbers to get any one viewpoint or result. While the original post explored The Lovers, which is perfect for a crossroads, I couldn’t help but want to explore The Chariot. This card is representative of my Life Path number, or my personality and soul number. It just so happens, that The Chariot also corresponds to Cancer. So, why not, in honor of the New Moon, take a look? Continue reading

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RWS Tarot Card Meanings: The Hierophant

Between two worn pillars sits the commanding presence of the Divine in our world. To him belongs the ancient rites and ceremonies of the High Priest, for only he truly understands their meaning. With each holy sacrament comes the blessing of the Divine, and a greater connection to the sacred spark of the Divine within. For there, silently nestled between the established pillars of tradition rests the secret knowledge of Divine experience and an inspiration revealed only through the passage of time. Continue reading

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30 Day Tarot Challenge – Day 04

Some tarot readers are psychic. Some tarot readers don’t believe in predicting the future. Others never read the tarot for other people. All of these things factor into how long you’ve been reading tarot, and when you call yourself a reader. Let’s talk about it, and try not to get lost along the way. Continue reading

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