I have been getting a few pokes from users on including more spreads. While I've started adding a few spreads of my own into the mix, I realized this would actually be a pretty awesome way of sharing some of the collective wisdom of the tarot community while highlighting some of our members.
I first came across tarot birth cards when I was part of a regular class with the folks at The Tarot School, a little weekly meet up hosted by the incredibly insightful Wald and Ruth-Ann Amberstone in Forest Hills. It’s been a long time since I’ve attended. I moved to Brooklyn last year - making the commute to Queens pretty terrible.
Howdy everyone! This is an open call to see whether any of you would be gracious enough to volunteer for our on-going testing program. Due to our increasing number of users, I felt like this has become necessary in order to avoid scary blunders for the larger population.
Last time we talked about a few love tarot spreads to assess how well you're connecting with your partner, and how to make decisions about where to go with your relationship. This time, we're looking at that exploratory phase of love, which can be both incredibly exciting and stressful.
Today officially marks the day of the Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara. Today, day and night stand in perfect balance, and it's a time for renewal and rebirth, as the harshness of winter transforms into the fertile warmth of Spring.
The Tarot was linked with Astrology first through the Golden Dawn, an esoteric order whose most prominent members included Aleister Crowley (who authored the Thoth deck) and Arther Edward Waite (of the Rider-Waite deck), both of whom were instrumental in establishing the traditions in tarot that we have today.
The universe is a messy place. Being filled with countless wonders, we seek to understand them all, and as we do so, we realize that human nature finds it natural to categorize things in ways that seem meaningful to us. We look through to the world with the lens that is our perception, and though there are things that reside outside of it, this method of categorization and understanding still have value.
Love is one of the greatest, perhaps even the greatest, of human mysteries that we desire to experience. And naturally, because of it's elusive and coveted nature, it also happens to be one of the most common topics readers are asked to answer. Whether it is for you yourself, or for another - there are so many situations that we search for answers about.
Oh love, it can both be wonderful and fulfilling, but when it goes wrong...it can go really really wrong. And we humans aren't exactly great at communicating some of the things that can really irk us, making it difficult for reconciliation to happen, for love to blossom again anew.
We're on the cusp of a new year, and it's time to prepare for the future and reflect on the past. We're giving away one Golden Thread Tarot deck as well as a Luminous Spirit Tarot Deck to say thank you for keeping up with us!
For all the looming, more daunting questions and problems in our lives, we have the giant 12 card, 20 card spreads. But (hopefully?) the majority of our time is not filled with those questions, and for those moments, simplicity is best.
It’s easy to dismiss alchemy as an ancient and outmoded form of chemistry - a stumbling block along the history of scientific thought. And that is for the most part, what people outside of spiritual circles do. It gives to the uninitiated a somewhat comical impression: a loony man’s thirst for material wealth leads him to believe that it’s possible to turn lead into gold.
Whether you’re working a nine to five, or hustling on your own, when we lead more fulfilling work lives, we tend to enjoy richer lives overall. In 2014, employees in America spent roughly 47 hours per week at work.
Sometimes the outer world can be chaotic, tumultuous and violent - and when that happens it is a true test of will, spirit and courage, to give love when it is most needed. We’re reminded of this in the very recent past events, and our challenge now is to go inward and see the humanity within all of us - and that is one hell of a quest.
Though numbers in the tarot are not the main focus of the readings, they can be extremely helpful in giving a second dimension to the reading itself. When you take a look at numbers in your reading, see if you can find any patterns.