Kim Wilburn hosts online webinars that are so left-field you actually exit the grounds. I have participated in her ancestor communication, spirit guides and of course Tarot teleseminars. Any aromatherapist worth her or his salt can testify that EOs have their own personality, and plant spirit shamanism is a fancy new way to talk about crofters, the people of the village we used to consult in the days before there was such a thing as medicine. Kim’s teleseminars are free to join, so why not join me and hook yourself up to a little plant spirit wisdom? Cleve Backster would thank you for it. Check HERE for all the details.
It’s only when you do 17 live Tarot readings in a day that you can really say whether you and your Tarot Guides have a thing going on. So what has been happening until, well, yesterday actually, is that I felt at the mercy / whim of the Tarot and quite often it just didn’t resonate with the person getting the reading. At first, the more it happened the more freaked out I would get and eventually things could get really awkward and I would have to pack up and go home.
Recently I’ve been reading Tina Zion’s new book, Advanced Medical Intuition, and she states that as a Lightworker you should have the chutzpah (not her actual phrase) to command the Spirits to do your bidding. I like that idea. So yesterday I felt the old, familiar doubts creeping in and, frankly, did one or two pretty whacked-out readings. But then I remembered to summon the exact Guides I needed assertively, and from then on even though I was not literally aflame, then certainly cooking with gas.
So thanks to the team at Yokosuka’s Sunday Street for helping me to do what it takes, finally, to get a clear line to my fabulous Tarot Guides.
Having a period is like clearing out the bilges. Yes, it’s tiresome, dirty work, and you are in danger of maxing out your credit card, saying unforgivable sxxt to someone vitally important to you, and / or stepping out dressed in a “symphony of reds”, but at the same time it’s what a girl’s gotta do.
Suddenly all your repressed emotions fly out and splatter all over your nice, clean family / work / social life. Specifically, I’m talking about your opinion of your partner’s particularly annoying sexual proclivities, your children’s least endearing character traits, your friend’s obsessively obsessive self-obsession and your co-workers’ just, just, basic annoyingness. Like whipping off a plaster on a particularly hairy inner thigh, there’s nothing for it but to just get that sucker off and say what you gotta say. In any event, do you have a choice? Mother Nature says: “no.”
Maxine Smilley, shamanic teacher, states that periods are shamanic. I look on menstruation as psychic house-cleaning. Especially since, as women, we often (feel the) need to be better than any man in order to get to the same place, attend to our appearances more, not guffaw like a donkey crossed with a machine gun, not pick under our fingernails or generally be un-ladylike. All that while suffering from stomach cramps, nausea, sciatic pain and anaemia through blood loss. So sometimes the valve just blows and out comes all those little things that you weren’t going to mention because you’re not petty. ALL of those things.
When I see the sign for the priority seat on the train, I’m tempted to add: “Heavily menstruating women” to the list of priority users. Think about it: out of an average 28-day cycle, women are menstruating during 5 of those days. So that means that we are having periods on one day out of five or six. Which also means that one in five to six women you see today is bleeding like a stuck pig, all the while acting as if nothing were and risking white trousers.
Actually, I count my period as a blessing. Although, frankly, as I don’t have a choice, why not? But think about it: when all the muck from your psyche-sump has sprayed out and redecorated your life like Jackson Pollock attached to a helicopter rotary, do you feel a certain catharsis? Of course you do. Better out than in, never apologise never explain and so on. Well, that’s my excuse, and like the wing of a sanitary towel attached to a stray pube so that every step feels like a bikini wax, I’m sticking to it.
I can’t believe that it’s finally over. This Sunday I send out the final lesson of the Beginners’ Tarot Course. The course will be available online indefinitely for people who subscribe to my newsletter, and sign up for the course.
In the mean time, here is a picture of me writing the last lesson. In the distance, you can see Yokohama and perhaps further away Kawasaki. Today you can’t see Tokyo, though, as it’s too hazy. Feelin’ that.
Image: Genesis Art Cards
My latest video for the Beginners’ Tarot Course is up on YouTube. I tell the class three ways I use Oracle cards. If you are interested in learning to read Oracle cards with me, you can join the Tokyo Tarot Oracle Card Meetup event, on Sunday, May 6th in Shinagawa, Tokyo. You can also join the next 12-week Beginners’ Tarot Course, scheduled for June. It’s free to join, if you are a Star Tarot newsletter subscriber.
I like getting blog posts in my mail, mainly because I’m super lazy and just want everything to land in my lap without going to the 1st world hassle of looking on a feed reader. Sigh.
Looking around the internet and seeing what other Tarotists do, TBH I’m not always that impressed with the standard of writing or the relevance of what’s being said. A lot of people just spout stuff they have read elsewhere which is so cringe-makingly wrong that you just wonder how they are going to be able to look at themselves in the mirror when they realise what a boo-boo they’ve made. Yikes. Some Tarot pros mainly post readings that they’ve done for themselves hoping prospects will find them searingly insightful, and then book a reading with them. Why yes, I have been watching John Oliver, why do you ask?
Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Blog is not like that. She’s a real Tarot scholar and a real Tarot lover, which to my mind is one super-duper combination. Not only that, but her posts are relevant, original, well-written and based on research she has actually done herself; and you get her blog posts in the mail, so you can read them over breakfast. Thank you and good morning!
If you’re only ever going to buy one book on magic, let The 72 Sigils of Power by Zanna Blaise be the one. I know I’ve said that before but this time I really mean it!
On the picture above you see a sigil printed on a piece of paper which I have semi-permanently installed on my altar. (You also get to see just how awful my poor altar looks at the moment – yes I know I need to refresh those flowers.)
What’s so amazing about The 72 Sigils of Power is that you change yourself and from there your understanding of the world, through direct connection with a G_d name. Talk about inner alchemy. The effect is deep, real, lasting change.
The link for the book is an affiliate link, so if you buy the book on the Amazon site I get 10% of the sale. For more book recommendations, see THIS page on this site.
Do you want to do Tarot readings in your home? In a cafe? Why? Would you give a Tarot reading while you and / or your client are drunk? Have you ever thought about accepting money for a Tarot reading, and if so how much? When it comes to giving Tarot readings, are you a money-grabbing w…e or an anally retentive saint?
Take the quiz HERE and find out!
After the success of the last event, I am offering this as a regular monthly date. Come and exchange a Tarot reading for feedback. This is a supportive, encouraging and trusting group, with an emphasis on skilful reading and even more skilful feedback. Check out the next event HERE
Save the date in your calendar! If you are in the Tokyo / Kanto area, this is an event not to miss. I’ll be doing the Tarot booth, of course, but there will also be tons of food and drink stalls, craft workshops and a lot more. See you then!