Today I’m at Arakawa Street Fes (or should that be ‘fesses’ pour les français dans la salle?) where I’ll be at the Tarot stall – where else? Rumour has it there are to be actual vegan toasted sandwiches on site… See? Kali answers even your most unlikely prayers, every time. Jai!
So, of course, disclaimer disclaimer, I am NOT saying that you should use the Tarot for your financial guidance. If you have a financial or money-related question, you should go to a licensed professional. However, I would just like to share a story about how that could actually work.
I went to a hot spring in Nagano, North Japan, with my cousins a few years ago. One of my cousins is what you could call an in-the-bone socialist, she has lived on a beach in Thailand in her bikini for 5 years, for example. So when I gave her a Tarot reading, I was shocked, yes shocked to see the 4 of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles and King of Pentacles all there on the table. I told her that I thought her reading was wrong, but she said: Just go ahead and tell me what you see.
So, I said: “Turns out, you’re a money-grabbing whore after all!” No, that’s not what I said, nor even what I thought, but I just slipped that in the story, in case it gave you a bit of a laugh. What I actually said was: “Looks like you have some financial issues on your mind, you are thinking about saving and investing for the future, maybe budgeting and making financial plans of all sorts.” She agreed, and said that that was why she had asked me for a Tarot reading, because she was thinking of getting investments and a retirement plan, now her daughter was getting older and she was planning for the future.
Incredible, I thought, that the Tarot can be that pin-point accurate, that we can get answers to even our most worldly questions using the Tarot. And THAT’S when I decided to become a professional Tarot card reader, in case you were wondering.
Talking of which, yesterday this happened:
Thank you as ever to my super-sweet Tokyo Tarot Meetup Group. We completed Lesson 5 of 8 of our Tarot course yesterday. I asked my students for a reading about a rather scary letter from my local council in the UK, and what I should do about it. Should I call and confess all, or should I try to brush everything under the carpet?
Blown away, I was, by this delightful video of itinerant musical sages struggling with their practice. There was I imagining that I must be the world’s worst Shakta, so weak and flimflam is my practice. However, now I see that even these sainted people (not that I’m projecting or anything) have their spiritual struggles too. Fair gives you comfort, it does.
Come and join me and a whole host of other local traders tomorrow, Sunday 04 November 2018, at Yokosuka’s one and only SUNDAY STREET!
I’ll be manning the Tarot stall – of course! – and if you’re early you might just snag a place on my timetable, however on the last two occasions I was fully-booked within the first 30 minutes. Start time for the event is 11.00 and closing time is 18:00.
This is our third event, a real grass-roots community bash, complete with all manner of food from locally-grown organic seasonal veggies to candy floss and pile-em-high U.S.-style burgers, second-hand stalls, accessories, workshops, a sake sommelier, and six whole hours of funky tunes played by an array of insanely-talented DJs. Sad and disappointed? You won’t be, unless you miss it. See you there!
Sometimes I feel like the Gallery of Magick reads my diary, but actually, that’s not true. What I really feel is that the Gallery of Magick reads my mind before I’ve even written anything in my diary. And then I realise that we live in a universe of synchronicity and so of COURSE the Gallery of Magick would publish a blog post on how to boost your magic ability. And of course I just have to do it.
You have to have the GoM’s 72 Angels of Magick book, but that’s worth buying in any event. Also, it takes a long time to set up – it took me about 5 hours, but then I’m slow, because with magic (unlike pretty much anything else I do) I like to check, check and check again, cos just in case I accidentally manifest a horny-backed toad instead of a Lambo. Not that I’d really want either but hey, it’s just an example. Then, it takes 11 days of regular practice to complete this ritual, which means 20 minutes to half an hour of undisturbed time every day, something that quite a lot of people might struggle with, I imagine. Luckily my family are totally on board with my stranger-than-the-average hobbies.
If you want to have a go yourself then by all means. Just click the link above and, as if by magic, be taken to the blog post and accompanying PDF. I’ve done a LOT of GoM rituals and by George they work: if you only ever buy one book on magic or manifesting, let it be Zannia Blaise’s 72 Sigils of Power.
A while ago a Reiki student was talking about how she went to Russia and saw telekinesis in action. The people who were doing it offered to teach it to her, but she refused because she thought it was just too damn freaky. So I was thinking about that the other day, like you do, and I thought: “hey, I’d really like to learn telekinesis.” But wait, what exactly is telekinesis? And do I need to go to Russia? I mean, I’d love to but I’m kinda busy just at the moment.
As far as I can tell, telekinesis is moving inanimate solid objects with the power of your mind alone. As a healer, I have influenced the action of living tissue to repair itself, as I channel Reiki. So it should be just a hop, skip and a jump to go on to inanimate objects, right?
Having looked around online, there are quite a few websites that teach you to do that, and below I list a few places I found that look good to me:
Yes, my friends, it’s Autumn again – no, really – and as such it’s time to learn stuff! If you are in Tokyo or surrounding area in the next few months and would really like to learn the meanings of all 78 Tarot cards, and (what’s more important) exactly how to use them to get a real ass-kicking Tarot reading, now is your chance.
This summer I’m super busy with Summer Camp, which is the absolute high point of my English teaching year, and going to La Belle France to hang out with my Aged Ps and other assorted relatives. My family is so big / Catholic that if you are French, I’m probably related to you.
As a result I’m be too busy ‘avin’ a larf with my students and family members to do much blog posting. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.
About 12 years ago I moved from the UK to Japan and let my house out to my friends for a very reasonable rent, in exchange for them taking care of the place and keeping the garden nice, etc. As everyone predicted, the deal has gone south, for a whole array of reasons, and so now I need some guidance.
Not only that, but of course the outside is inside and the inside is outside – see the 9 Axioms of Thoth for further info on that – and so of course dealing with this, or rather not reacting to this in the old, predictable Elise-like ways is really key here. It’s a test, of course it’s a test. *Sigh* If only I had some way to connect with my Higher Self and get the guidance I need. Oh, wait, I’m a Tarot card reader.
Question 1: My first urge is to call on our mutual friends and / or some heavy dudes we know and enlist their help to get the person in question to cough up. I really need the money, dammit! Does the Tarot think that’s a good idea?
Answer: Giving in to urges like that keeps you enslaved to the victim mentality that led you into this situation in the first place. See how it would be the end of your friendship? There is still much to be saved here. The outcome is hidden (I always keep spare cards in the deck to show that the answer is hidden). Unchain yourself from this reactive mindset.
Question 2: All right then, if calling on our friends / the bailiffs to get the person to give me the money that he damn well owes me is not the right move, should I just trust to God, and turn this situation over to HIM, that all of this will end up working itself out? There’s not much else I can do from this distance.
Answer: You’re going at this with a pneumatic drill. The money is here, the money is safe. You’re fine. It’s fine.
So when will I get said money? My air conditioner has just broken down and I had to pay a ton of money for a new cooker and blah-blah-blah…
As you know, because the Tarot is so perfect, we can even make predictions of when that happy event might take place, using the Chaldean Decans. Because the signifier in this spread is the 10 of Disks, we see that the Tarot predicts that it will all be over, red rover, in mid-September. That’s quite far away! but as long as it happens, so much the better.
Question 3: So in the mean time, because I’m the soul of impatience (which is why I always look at the spoilers for Game of Thrones, and also why I use the Tarot for prediction) what can I do to hasten this event?
Answer: Seeing this situation as just one more battle to be won, and allowing yourself to get into petty conflicts with people who are essentially on your side, is what led you to this disaster in the first place. Just accept what’s happening, get out of the way and let events roll on without your meddling.
So that’s pretty unequivocal. Not exactly the answer we were looking for, wouldn’t you agree? But hey. Tarot knows best.
Question 4: What, if any, is the silver lining around this large, black lightning-filled storm cloud?
Answer: The King of Wands has always been the Tarot’s card for my partner. So I should listen to his advice (“Don’t call your friends, silly. Peer pressure would be counter-productive.”) and leave shit to him. Ok, boss.
Are you shocked that the Tarot is happy to talk about such petty topics as money and buying new cookers? Think about it: one quarter of all the cards in the Tarot are Earth cards, which are related to money. The Tarot is an excellent tool for analysing your relationship with money and finance. Try it now, and let us know what the outcome is.