Cards: Marshmallow Marseille Tarot
Tarotscope for the week Wednesday 16 January to 22 January, 2019
Find out more on the TAROTSOPES page.
Cards: Marshmallow Marseille Tarot
Tarotscope for the week Wednesday 16 January to 22 January, 2019
Find out more on the TAROTSOPES page.
I thought it would take me 3 weeks, and it took me 11 months. Finally, welcome to my Udemy Comprehensive Beginner’s Tarot course. If you’ve ever wanted a comprehensive, thorough and well-structured course to help you learn the Tarot without having to use a book, this is it, folks. And it’s free.
Image: I’ve posted it before and I’ll post it again: Moon card from Light and Shadow Tarot. Isn’t it amazing?
I’ve heard that some Tarot readers offer past-life Tarot readings and I thought that would be really cool, so I was wondering if that would interest anyone? Just to get the party started, I’m offering 20% off your normal Tarot fee. Contact me at the email on the About Me page and we can sort something out. This offer is for one reading only, not for the 2-4-1 promo I’m running until the end of January – see previous post for details.
By the way, my reading fees are all going up in the New Year, so if you want to benefit from my incredibly low prices, now is the time! Hint hint…
BUY ONE, GET ONE FOR YOUR FRIEND FOR FREE.
Until the 2nd of January, when you buy a Tarot reading from me, whether in person, via e-mail or Skype, I will give a free Tarot reading as a present to your friend. E-mail me at the address on the Readings page of this site for further information.
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?
What’s your interpretation?
It’s official: My Tarot students are the absolute BEST! They are funny, insightful, intelligent and supportive. Thank you to everyone who came to the second lesson yesterday, and see you soon I hope.
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.
View the Tokyo Tarot Meetup group’s Autumn schedule for more information.
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.
Peleus entrusts his son Achilles to Chiron. Source: Wikicommons.
Jung said that in order to be a true healer one has to be wounded oneself. I read the article about that on Wikipedia (see it HERE) and they state that:
“73.9% of counselors and psychotherapists have experienced one or more wounding experiences leading to career choice.”
Is there an adult alive over the age of 40 who had never had a wounding experience? I only wish that more adults had the same caring urge as therapists and healers.
Also I strongly believe that you can’t be an effective healer if you haven’t really lived pain, in whatever form. How would you be able to understand what the other is feeling without having been down that hole yourself?
I have Chiron in my 10th house which I fancy means I’m seen as a healer, whereas other Astrologers have said that it’s the wound that defines me. Huh. Let’s see what the Tarot thinks:
Tarot de Jacques Viéville
And as usual from the Tarot: what elegance, what subtlety in this answer. The central card – 2 of Wands – is the card of yearning and urges without sense or foundation. The left-hand card is the 10 of Wands, someone who has fought and lost or at least fought and suffered. On the right is the 5 of Disks, someone who is outside society, who struggles with paranoia and feeling ostracised.
I yearn to be a full-time healer, and behind me is the experience of having healed myself from Crohn’s disease – find out about all of that HERE – which was probably the catalyst for my wanting to be a healer, and before me is still this feeling of never being able to be accepted or successful. So the Tarot says that it’s the wound that defines me. Not exactly the answer I wanted but certainly very enlightening.
But also we could see something more general, an urge to heal coming from and feeding back into difficulty and stress. So then, I’m both seen as a Healer and define myself as wounded because the two are the same for me.
What do you think? What brought on your urge to heal? Do you agree with my Tarot reading interpretation? Can young people with no real life experience heal? Start the conversation below.
How did you, dear reader, get into Tarot? When was the first time you saw a Tarot deck in action? People see Tarot as vaguely illicit, bordering on sinister or even downright evil so usually it’s in a secret room somewhere, there may have been drawn curtains or even some candles, about on the same par as smoking dope in the naughty stakes.
When I was a child, my sister was my biggest hero. To me, she seemed to be the epitome of everything a person could hope to become: she had a lot of silver rings and wore eye-liner, she had tons of friends, she was tall, beautiful, with the best grades in her year and frequent comments on how long her legs were. She was great at sport and she had a horse. Second to my sister in the hero stakes was my cousin, who used to come from Brittany and stay with us nearly every summer. To my 11-year-old mind, there was basically no-one to top those two icons, those pillars of cool, my sister and my cousin. And one year, my cousin bought a Tarot deck with her when she came to stay.
Looking on in awe – because I was never allowed to participate fully – and as I remember, I think they asked questions like: “When are you going to die?” “Is your future husband going to be rich?” And: “When and how are you going to lose your virginity?” After a few tries, they realised that the Tarot wasn’t going to give them the answers they were looking for, and they put the cards away. I then stole them.
Years later, I remember finding them and trying them out for myself and realised how incredibly accurate they were. It was about 5 years later, when I was in my late teens, we were having a dinner party at home. My parents had invited some posh friends, an Admiral in the French Navy and his incredibly well-dressed wife, and I asked if anyone would like a Tarot reading. They all said:
“Oh, what fun! Let’s do it!”
There may even have been some polite clapping.
So I laid the cards out on the bridge table for the Admiral, who had shuffled. I was looking in the little white book and saying: “2 of Disks, this one is you, you can see you are on the water, you are facing your responsibilities, but it’s tough going.” Everyone laughed. “Tell us something we don’t know!” they shouted.
“OK,” I went on, “now we see your wife, she’s, she’s, she’s…”
“She’s what?” Called out my parents in unison.
“Yes, what is she?” asked the Admiral.
“I can’t tell you.” I said.
“Tell us!” Everyone shouted.
“She’s having an affair.”
There was a silence then my mother said:
“I think it’s time for dinner, don’t you think? Come and help me, Elise.”
So I put the cards away and didn’t say another word all evening. The Admiral’s wife was having a very scandalous and public affair, and they were in London trying to patch up their marriage. A few months later, they were divorced.
It was at that moment I realised for the first time that the Tarot wasn’t just some parlour game, and it wasn’t just for over-imaginative, gullible little girls, as most people think. I bought some books and investigated a little more deeply. I found that the answers I was getting to my questions were about 80% consistent with what was actually happening in my life, and recording the readings showed that the predictions were just as accurate. Not only that, but the guidance was shockingly apt. The Tarot would say things like: “Stop feeling sorry for yourself.” “You’re totally out of control with your emotions.” or: “Sex magick is a false road for you. Develop what you’ve got going on now.”
I moved to Japan, my sister is now living in London, and my cousin is based in Thailand. Because she never regarded money or possessions as important, she lived on a beach for many years. She came to visit us a few years ago for Christmas and we all went up to Nagano and had a wonderful hot spring break. I reminded her of the Tarot cards, but she had no recollection of them whatever. I said: “Whatever, I learned the meanings of the cards, would you like a reading?”
The cards that came up for her were ALL about the money: Queen of Disks was her signifier, 4 of Disks, Knight of Disks, you name it, they were all there. I said: “Sorry, but I’m not sure this is a very good reading. It’s all about savings and investments and pensions.” She answered: “That’s my question: should I take out a pension and life insurance to protect my daughter, in case anything should happen to me?”
That’s when I knew that the Tarot is pretty much infallible, and it was during that holiday, while sitting in the outdoor bath one evening, with the Nagano snow piled up all around, and the Moon and Venus shining down upon me, that I made a vow to become a Tarot professional.
So, what about you? How were you introduced to the Tarot? What was your first deck? Do you give readings to other people? When did you realise just how insanely accurate the Tarot is? Comment in the box below.