‘Tis the Season – 2014 Yule TarotBlogHop


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5-Card Yuletide Spread

In the Yule BlogHop we were asked to do a 5-card spread for the following questions:

1) What gift would you give the world if you could?  The Lovers

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by  Nøra Huszka

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nøra Huszka

Love remains the greatest power of all. With loving comes forgiveness and acceptance of one another’s differences. If our world leaders could operate from love and acceptance rather than greed and blood-thirst this would be a much better world to live in.

2) What gift would you want from the world?  Page of Pentacles

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by  Nøra Huszka

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nøra Huszka

The Page of Pentacles represents the student to me. This is very fitting as I see myself as a perpetual student learning from the world at all times.

3) What gift have you gotten that has brought you joy? 2 of Cups

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by  Nøra Huszka

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nøra Huszka

For me the Two of Cups speaks of equality and mutual respect. I have finally honoured my inner artist, the intuitively creative me that is well represented by the Cups suit, by enrolling at Art School at the mature age of 51. I’ve loved art since I was a little girl, and I’ve wanted to ‘do’ good art since just about forever. It is never too late to honour oneself and to treat ourselves as deserving equals. With Art I can express myself.

4) What gift have you given that has brought you joy? Queen of Swords

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by  Nøra Huszka

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nøra Huszka

The written and spoken word. I’ve been fortunate that I had a very busy tarot practice until quite recently. It brought me great joy to witness the healing and peace that my readings often brought others. I’ve also just completed my first contracted book for publication by Schiffer Publishers, a how-to manual for my LeNewbie Lenormand deck. Hopefully my written words in this publication will be a gift for those who are new to the oracle.

5) What is the last thing that you would like to share about this season?  Knight of Pentacles

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by  Nøra Huszka

The Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nøra Huszka

For me, this card is all about responsibility and planning ahead. I guess I’d say that good planning and foresight will assist each of us to meet our responsibilities toward ourselves and others; not only over the season, but into 2015 too.

Happy holidays to us & ours, including all our fur (and feathered) babies.

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What You Already Know.


The Tarot is good at confirming what your already know. It’s also goods at telling you what you don’t want to hear, or acknowledge.

This is my first post with Tarot Taxi, so, please allow me to introduced myself. My name is Louise and I am the lady behind the Priestess Tarot website. Every month I help run a meet up in my local area and as part of evening, we play a Tarot game and through that, draw 3 cards.

This last month, the Tarot told me what I a) already knew and b) what I didn’t want to acknowledge and c) what to do about it. Everyone thinks you “get rich quick” being your own boss. Everyone will come to you for a reading, won’t they? Well, no and no. It’s hard work building up a business, a good & honest reputation. It takes time and effort, all the while the cash may or may not be flowing in. In my case, not as readily as I’d like, but I do okay. However, like most folk, the money goes to paying bills, something for the kids to do with school or something they need, or straight into the back account. Very little of it gets put to my own use. However, this is what the Tarot advised. I pulled the cards from the Buckland Romani deck app, produced by Fools Dog.

imageThe Issue: Nine of Bolers: I’m comfortably well off, I need to remember to be happy as I am, where I am. This image shows an older lady. Is she happy with her lot? Well, are we ever, these days? We always want more. New phone, new this, new that. Do we really need it? The issue I feel, is that I’m not counting my blessings and being happy in general. Bolers are wheels, which look like coins, so think money, job, house, finances in general.

wpid-wp-1400792095562.jpegAction to Avoid: Page of Koshes. Like the Page of Wands, the time to be impulsive, flippant, arrogant isn’t now. Being a cocky person with less money than sense isn’t a wise idea. So, lets be avoiding those impulse buys.  Yes, those shoes do look good, but do you really need another pair to match what you already have? That bag looks great! But couldn’t you use that money for something else? Something more necessary?

wpid-wp-1400792102682.jpegAction to Take: Four of Bolers. I’ve come to trade, here’s what I have. Take it or leave it, but I’m not here to pander to whims and don’t be wasting my time. Here, this man is being honest and up front. He’s comfortable with what he has to sell and the price he’s selling at. There’s little (or no) room for negotiation. What’s his is his, end of. There’s no “well, maybe” with this guy.  If you don’t buy these wheels, he’ll still have to them to sell at the same price later on.

The basic advise I gleamed here, is keep what money you have, don’t squander it, don’t splash out with it, don’t fritter it away. What’s yours is yours to keep, until you decide to sell it, but don’t let another take it from you below cost.

Don’t you just love it when the Tarot is literal, full of advice and really, tells it to you like it is? Sometimes, we readers don’t want to hear the message the Tarot has. If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question. I’m glad life can be that simple!

I’d love to have some comments in reply, so go ahead. I’m a big chatter box, really!

Lenormand Theory: Spreads – Line of Five


The Yes or No Spread


Great post for answers to yes/no questions.

The 36-Card Lenormand Spread


This is an excellent post on Lenormand reading techniques. I hope you find it useful too.

From Regret to Authentic Life: A Tarot Spread


Circle Ways & Evolutionary Tarot

Bronnie's book

   A couple of days ago, someone on Facebook posted a link to The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Australian author Bronnie Ware.  These top five regrets inspired a fruitful online conversation and prompted me to create a five-card tarot layout to help us live a life that’s less regret-filled and more fulfilling and authentic.  You can use tarot cards, runes, crone stones, soul cards, gifting bones, or any other divinatory insight tool.  You can also use the five layout questions as prompts for journal writing or for verbal sharing in a circle-based conversation group.  If desired, you can preface the entire spread with a specific time frame — e.g. “Throughout the coming year…” or “This season…” — or you can let your insights resonate for a lifetime, your choice.

1     2     3     4     5

  1. How can I remain true to myself?
  2. How can I remember to…

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Learning Lenormand: 4-Fan Spread


Here is a really terrific Lenormand spread to try called the 4-Fan Spread, and shared with very kind permission from Marcus Katz & Tali Goodwin.

One of my favourite features of this spread is the summary. As the cards are fanned out on the table the last card in each fan (also the top one before fanning them) is the summary card. The 4 summary cards together give an insightful glance at the reading, even before going into much depth with your client.

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An old cartomantic method as given in 'Learning Lenormand' by Marcus Katz & Tali Gooodwin (Llewellyn, May 2013) and on the associated 10-week online course, www.tarotprofessionals.com/courses.html

An old cartomantic method as given in ‘Learning Lenormand’ by Marcus Katz & Tali Gooodwin (Llewellyn, May 2013) and on the associated 10-week online course, http://www.tarotprofessionals.com/courses.html

Learning Lenormand – The Small Tableau


This week’s assignment in ‘Learning Lenormand‘ – a wonderful course by Tarot Professionals – is a practice reading using The Small Tableau spread.

Spread: The Small Tableau, by Tarot ProfessionalsImage created by: Rootweaver

Spread: The Small Tableau, by Tarot Professionals
Image created by: Rootweaver

Question: Will my sister qualify for a visa to immigrate to Australia?

Across:

1. What (she) cannot control: Bear, Letter, Stork

Official. Visa/Documents. Change

She has no control over the change in visa eligibility. While her skills may be on the list of jobs in demand today, it may not be tomorrow.

2. Movement of situation: Fish, Heart, Ring

Resources. Love. Continuity

I see her saving money, acquiring accreditations etc, continuously motivated by her love for her family in Australia and the desire to be closer to us which reinforces her commitment to the process.

3. What (she) can control: Tower, Coffin, Key

Authority. End. Access

She can ensure that she completes the process (accreditation etc) leading up to her application to the Department of Immigration, which should gain her access to a visa.

Down:

1. Past: Bear, Fish, Tower

Official. Resources. Authority/Separation

She spent a considerable amount of money to experience Australia for a three month visit recently on an LSD (look-see-decide) mission, discovering that she would need more resources to meet the requirements set by officials, thus the separation from her Australian family continued when she returned to the UK.

2. Present: Letter, Heart, Coffin

Documents. Courage. End

The best she can do presently is to remain courageous, gather all her required documentation (accreditations etc) and eventually bring an end to the tedious process.

3. Future: Stork, Ring, Key

Delivery. Contract. Solution/ Certainty

The future seems to hint at a change in circumstances, bringing a contract (possible job contract and/or marriage) which will gain her access. Her success seems certain.

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Spread


Occasionally I like to create a new spread. This one was created for a reading I did on a missing person. I call it the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Spread.  The position-key is below the image:

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