Tarot Reading Peer Feedback Event

Sun and Moon Tarot deck

I’m so enjoying the Tokyo Tarot peer feedback events. If you want to get better as a Tarot reader, the absolute best way is to do readings in return for feedback. We get together once a month and as a group exchange readings for feedback. Listening to other people give readings, and getting a new take on the cards is also invaluable.

What Does It Mean When There Is No Water in a Tarot Reading?

Deck: Asherah Tarot by Sarah Wheatley.

Look, no Water.

The topic of this reading is my relationship. I asked: “What is my relationship a metaphor for?” Because relationships define our relationship to ourselves, we need to see our “outer” relationships as metaphors.

On a superficial level, I think this is saying that we are in a negative cycle of  over-thinking and hot/cold passion. There is no water-type flow, only struggle and urges. It’s so hot, high and dry, like a sandstorm in a blazing hot desert.

The salient feature of this reading is the non-appearance of Water cards. Having seen this a lot, both in readings for myself and for others, I’ve come to think that it means that there is no going with the flow, no acceptance, no relinquishing, no belief, no trust. As I said just before: only struggle and urges. In fact, the only Earth card in the reading is the Devil. We are anchored to each other, we feel trapped. Not a great scenario.

The 7 of Wands for me is the card of the person who puts too much chilli in their soup then complains it’s too hot. They also always feel like the world is against them. It mirrors the Devil on a mundane level. I think that in any relationship that’s been through what we’ve been through, there will be a certain amount of jaded feeling, to say the least.

The 2 of Wands is the card of the one who yearns. Also here we see twin flames, the two lion heads. But they are joined at the body like siamese twins.

How does that reflect my inner landscape?

I feel that I am insufficient, locked into myself and my bad mental hygiene routines. I struggle against the effort I give myself, there is no softness, always drive and hot air. Always go, never just chill.

How do I become my own best partner? How do I juice it up, with myself? I want to give myself stability, support, encouragement, peace, validation, acceptance, trust, friendship, and of course satisfaction, feeling of looking back on what I’ve done and feeling good, feeling satisfied with myself, instead of “think what you could have achieved if only you’d really tried”.

There you are: a bit of blogging where I actually tell you what’s going on with me, like an actual diary, for a change.

As always: Thank you, Tarot.

Make Oracle Cards Workshop

I’ve been wanting to hold this workshop for the longest, longest time and finally today it all came together, like a beautiful dream, except of course it was real. Bonus.

Thank you to everyone who showed up, and thank you to all the amazing Spirit Guide specialists in creativity and intuition. Let’s do it again soon.

Three Ways to Read Oracle Cards

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.

72 Sigils of Power

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.

Tarot Quiz: What Kind of Reader Are You?

Me exuding. A little too much.

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!

New Regular Feedback Event

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

Asherah has arrived

Could the Asherah Tarot be the deck of my life? I love the colours and lines and simplicity and detail and size and weight and card stock and erudition and Thoth theme and card texture and friendliness and depth and geometry and femininity and appeal and harmony of content and holy mother this is the one. Get yours HERE.

“The lesson of the Tarot is that life and experience are circular and cyclical, and that every state is accompanied by its opposite. The Wheel of life turns inexorably, and it is our task to learn to love our fate, whatever it might be.”

Sarah Wheatley

Private Tarot Lessons

All the Aces from Mamanmiyuki’s Tarot de Marseille.

How do you learn to read Tarot cards effectively if you can’t go to classes and you’re not a great book-reader? How do you get over your fear of giving readings for other people, or how to correctly interpret Court Cards in a reading? Are you launching yourself as a Tarot pro and want some advice and guidance?

Get personalised, one-to-one Tarot coaching with me, either in person or via Skype. See THIS page for details.

Tarot On Earth

I want to learn how to read the Marseille pips so I bought this book. Having a mini flip-through yesterday, hot off the postie’s moped, it looks fabulous. I’m hosting a Meetup event to discuss this book on the 29th April, in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Check HERE for further info or the Meetup image on any page of this site.