I’ve shared this on Facebook before but I’ll put it here again now, HERE is the link to the Oprah site article on developing intuition. Very useful, very helpful.
Thank you for the shielding Middle Pillar exercise, Ted. I love it.
I have a scan of the pages in question from Ted’s Andrews’ book “Learn to See and Read the Aura”. The book in itself is well worth the small amount of money it costs, esp. If you buy it second hand, and it’s full of great exercises for, among other things, taking care of your aura. But if you want a copy if the scan let me know. Use the form on the About page.
Why shield? Because it feels good.
Since writing this post and since starting regular daily shielding using the Middle Pillar exercise – well, it’s more of a chant and visualisation, really – not only have I been really enjoying it, as there is a sense of total wellness and peace that is frankly beautiful, but my life has been going very smoothly. Whereas before I was constantly in crisis mode, it was always “The Wrong Time For This!” for the last two weeks everything has been very smooth and peaceful. I feel less ragged constantly. People don’t harass me with just “one more thing, Elise, could you just…?” and the silly crap of life doesn’t seem to cling, or even hit. In brief: Middle Pillar exercise is my practice. Can I get a tee-shirt printed? Or a hat?
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The Magician from the Visconti-Sforza deck. Why do you think there is a tiny hole at the top of the card?
Just finished the astro and keywords table for the Major Arcana / Trumps on the new Card Meanings page. Like the table? Share it around!
As you might know, tonight is the dark moon / new moon in Scorpio. This is also All Hallows’ Day, the day of the year when the souls of the departed go to heaven, and it’s the anniversary of my brother David’s death. Moreover, it’s a time of solar eclipse in Scorpio, which is like a super-double-plus dark moon. How apt it is then that I should be laid up in bed with a nasty cold feeling like death. Now is the time to think about all the things you want to let go of. These could be fears, worries, doubts, blocks; you could make a list. Because Scorpio is a water sign, this is the perfect opportunity for some water rituals.
There are many great water element rituals: you can have a bath and ritually clean yourself, or a shower, or you can charge water with the energy you want and drink it. Because we are working with a waning energy, the cleansing rituals work great, but also purging and clearing. Here are the dark moon times you are working with:
Tokyo – Sunday 21.48
L.A. – Sunday 05.48
New York – Sunday 08.48
London – Sunday 12.48
This, incidentally, is during the planetary hour of the Moon. Go near a large body of moving water, such as the sea or a river. Bring your ritual cup, pour in tap water, and hold it in your cupped hands. Feel and visualise the worry, fear, block or doubt you want to expunge and speak those fears into the water. Charge the water with this negative energy, feel the negative energy leave through your hands and into the cup. Yuck. This should be at the time of the solar eclipse or dark moon, whichever you wish to work with. As the moon becomes new, or the eclipse passes, pour the water from the cup into the sea or the river – you could use a toilet bowl I guess but where’s the beauty in that? unless you are Marcel Duchamp – consciously realising the energy. You are now cleansed and purged. Feel yourself freed of negativity, feel the sweet relief and lightness of the new moon’s energy fill you. Vocalise your positive affirmations for the future. Thank the water for helping you to discharge yourself from what was holding you back. The next time you are that way, you could bring it a gift.
PS: all the usual cleansing and warding rituals, for yourself and your tools, before and after, need to be observed, don’t forget!
…is my favourite picking from facebook for today, from Donnaleigh de la Rose. Try the phrase yourself with “metaphysical” or “esoteric”. Anyway, I laughed.
I’m feeling way under the weather today but I’m happy to say that the regular Tarot workshops are starting again from next Wednesday at the fantabulous Asaba Art Cafe. Honestly, I can’t think of a better location or a happier, funkier crowd to be setting to and doing open (public) readings and sweet spontaneous Tarot workshops. Fee is by donation, we suggest ¥500 to ¥3,000. After all if you don’t value it enough to pay you won’t value the guidance enough to follow it, right?
I’m in the process of writing a table for the keywords and associations of all the cards. Please check the Card Meanings page for details. For now, this is the Astrological association of the Major Arcana or Trumps of the Tarot according to the Golden Dawn system.
No. Arcana Association 0 Fool Element of Air I Magician Mercury II The High Priestess The Moon III The Empress Venus IV The Emperor Aries V The Hierophant Taurus VI The Lovers Gemini VII The Chariot Cancer VIII Strength Leo IX The Hermit Virgo X The Wheel of Fortune Jupiter XI Justice Libra XII The Hanged Man Element of Water XIII Death Scorpio XIV Temperance Sagittarius XV The Devil Capricorn XVI The Tower Mars XVII The Star Aquarius XVIII The Moon Pisces XIX The Sun The Sun XX Judgement Element of Fire XXI The World Saturn
Note that there is no Earth Element association. XXI The World sometimes acts as the Earth Element card.
I have had some enquiries about Tarotscopes and when they might be coming back. The truth is that I am up to my neck in a counseling course and I simply don’t have time for Tarotscopes at the moment.
Rest assured, gentle readers, that Tarotscopes will return in the new year. And thank you for your continued support over this last month. Apparently, November is set to be a month to remember. In a good way, of course.
Today is Kanto Tarot Meetup day. We are scheduled to meet in Mark City Shibuya’s Starbucks – chosen by our member Karen, can I just quickly say – at 12:30 to talk about life, love, the universe in Tarot form. See the Kanto Tarot Meetup Page for details.
I receive The Lady Medusa’s daily horoscopes and frankly where would I be without them? To whit, this weekend’s:
“You know, that we are just over a week off another Eclipse – this one a regenerative booster New Moon AND it’s augmented by Chiron sextile Pluto.
A positive new force in your life that has been trying to happen all year can now get some serious, sensational traction.
In some ways, one could argue that the tension of this year has been the old world/a previous version of yourself doing battle with the fresh vibe/new you trying to emerge: this next fortnight is when you can see the shinier reinvented self winning out.
Anticipate swift and obvious rewards in areas where you are trying to innovate. New and/or authentic relationships trump the brittle or fake ones of yesteryear.”
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This is the all-new Star Tarot website. As you can see, the format is different:
- This is the style I always wanted from my last site but somehow could never achieve – thanks to Mr. Hacker-Man I now have the site of my dreams!
- The front page is a blog post although I lost 2 years of blog posts in the hack attack
- I found out today that I channel the voice of the Tarot as a clairaudient. How cool is that? Not really relevant to my site but I thought I’d just mention it.
- Fewer pages. Much better.
- Thanks to My Lord Mercury for his retro-redo imperative. I love you. Always have, always will.
Enjoy the new site. If you have any comments, use the form on the Offerings page.