Cartomancy | Daily Draw – 10/18/2020

Excerpted from Grace Duong’s “Mystic Tarot”

No, you are not going to die — that’s just a common misconception of the Death card.  Death indicates an end of an aspect of your life, which can range from a job to a relationship.  Death must occur in order for you to have a new beginning, shifting you forward into a transition period of rebirth and renewal.  The cycle off death is quite natural, and can be seen in nature transforming throughout the different seasons.  Like nature, you are also going through a transformation that will be of great significance,  Change is coming, sweeping the past to the side so that you can embrace the opportunities of the future.  Clear the clutter and let go of what is not serving you in order to make room for new life.  When one door closes, another one opens.  There is no life without death.

Cartomancy | September 27, 2020

Reading by Grace Duong, author, Mystic Mondays Tarot

△ Destruction, Abrupt Change, Lightning

Flash! Fast as a bolt of lightning, your world has instantaneously shifted before your eyes. The Tower is a card of sudden change—one that shakes the foundations of what you have built. It can be subconscious, like beliefs that have been established by your parents, or it can be literal, like a fire that has burned down the house. Regardless, the turn of events has split you wide open, cutting to the core of your being. This card is a rude awakening for you to transform your attitudes about previous beliefs. Salvage what you can from the wreckage and make a game plan to move forward. This is also a card of rebuilding after loss. Build your- self from the ground up. How will you handle this chaotic time? With grace and ease, or raw emotion? The choice is yours. With destruction comes creation, so all is not lost.

Cartomancy | September 21, 2020 – Happy Mabon!


Hustle – Grit – Craftsmanship

Crafting your artistry takes passion, patience and grit. Learning by doing is exactly wht you’re up to right now. You’re completely focused on absorbing new skills and mastering your chosen craft. Hustle and commitment are what give you your edge, and you are dedicated to achieving the best job possible. Building a new skill or breadth of work is time consuming, however, you know that it will be worth it in the end. Keep on chugging! Your patience, commitment focus and dedication are put to the test, but you are surely up for the challenge. Day by day you get better and better, knowing that your skills will build over time. The more you apply yourselves, the more rewarding it feels seeing where you started and how far you’ve come!

— Grace Duong

Astrology | 2020 Pisces New Moon in Monkey Month

Susan Levitt

September 1st at 10:22 pm PDT is a full Moon in Pisces. Water sign Pisces rules the twelfth house of intuition, emotions, mysticism, dreams, and endings. People can become very emotional during the evening of and the days surrounding this full Moon. Deep-rooted feelings and fears can come to surface about personal matters, and larger issues of Covid trauma, social injustice, and the ending of life cycles. 

This full Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces that increases sensitivity and empathy. People are more aware of their surroundings, so take time to beautify and focus on feng shui of your home and workplace, especially if your home is now also your workplace. If feeling very sensitive, like a psychic sponge, this full Moon is time to gently nurture and take care of yourself.  

The Sun in Earth sign Virgo trines Jupiter in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus bringing a more optimistic viewpoint and…

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Astrology | One Hundred Million times Lucky Solar eclipse

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

According to Tibetan Buddhists, you can get ONE HUNDRED MILLION TIMES the Good Karma during solar eclipses from saying specific mantras and following certain precepts. Seven million times good karma on a lunar eclipse.  

You don’t have to be a strict Tibetan Buddhist to get 100 million times the benefits on this auspicious day.

SOLAR ECLIPSES are NOT Times to do MAGIC especially Black Magix hexes or CURSES as they will come back at you 100,000,000 times. 

The actual partial solar eclipse is June 20 @ 11:41 pm PDT/ June 21 @ 2:41 am EDT/ 6:41 am GMT

check the eclipse calculator in your location 

I believe that you can still get great luck if your intent is pure and prayers are offered with a sincere heart. Repeat the main mantra and meditate for as long as you can. Every hour adds up.

OM MANI PADME  HUM at least…

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Cartomancy | November 22, 2019

The ties that bind | Eight of Swords
by Chrisalis

Eight of Swords

The Eight of Swords is a card of restrictions.

These restrictions may have been placed there by yourself or by others, and whatever the case, you are the one who will be required to lift them.

Once you understand this it can be surprisingly simple to begin the process of setting yourself free.

The first step is a change in attitude.

Is there something in your life that you feel is holding you back? Each time you try to set yourself free, you meet a brick wall.

Swords stand for thoughts and mental processes. The Eight of Swords is a card that gives the impression you are hemmed in by your own thoughts, usually negative in nature. Anything you can do to change your thinking will set the wheels in motion to release you from what is holding you back. Counseling, affirmations, positive thinking are all good places to start.

This card can be a warning that if you allow negative thoughts to hold power over you, then you will stay stuck, and things could get a whole lot worse. So you need to take control of the situation as soon as possible to stop this from happening.

Of course it may be that someone else is making you feel trapped, as if you cannot act, or free yourself from a situation. If this is the case, take a step back and logically look at what is being said and/or done to have you feel this way. It may be that you need to take yourself out of this person’s life temporarily, or permanently, to regain your own sense of worth.

Cartomancy | November 19, 2019

 

A box of chocolates | Seven of Cups
by Chrisalis

Seven of Cups

The Seven of Cups denotes a situation, or inner state of mind, where things are not as they appear on the surface.

Confusion can be straightforward, as in you don’t know what to do or what to decide upon as the answers you seek are not clear, or it may be the type of confusion that comes from being inebriated.

Whatever it is you need to keep a few things in mind.

The confusion that you have may not be your own, it can come from someone else as they try to navigate through their lives and are not up to par on being clear. It can come from a loss of boundaries, or boundaries which are so loose that you don’t know where you stand, and every time you try get an answer from the other person you are pulled further into a web of what-if’s.

The best way to deal with the Seven of Cups is to put your foot down and draw a line under what it is that you do and don’t want. If you rely on someone else to do this for you then you may be in for a long wait. You are responsible for yourself. If anyone else is driving you crazy through their words and actions, you are the one who needs to take action and extricate yourself from the situation.

This card often comes up where there is alcohol or drug abuse by another and they are not making sense to you. You have to ask yourself “will they ever make sense to me?” and you then need to take stock of how much you have endured and are willing to endure.

Perhaps life was meant to be a box of chocolates and you were meant to be able to have your pick of your favourite flavour, but if you stay in a situation that this card portrays you will never know the answer to this.

New Moon October 2019 – Shock Treatment – Astrology King

The New Moon on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 4° Scorpio is opposite Uranus. This makes the new moon October 2019 astrology shocking, unpredicatle and erratic. It will make people restless, impulsive and even crazy. Uranus joins a star that amplifies the spontaneous nature of this planet. It portends accidents, fire, war, and earthquakes. So […]

Source: New Moon October 2019 – Shock Treatment – Astrology King

THE STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE

TAROFLEXIONS

As a teacher of visual
text (both in the academic context of art history and in the context
of divination and fortunetelling), there’s one principle that I
hammer on: The principle of connection.

When we’re presented with an image, it’s often not enough to identify what’s happening. For the experience that makes an impact, what we need is to connect what’s happening to an emotional or a rational response, or both, depending on our immediate context for viewing.

Whenever we connect the image to the emotion that we associate with the image, or the image to the decoding nerve if we’re with a detective kind of an investigation, what we’re doing is create a story behind the image.

It’s for this reason that I always insist on considering the cards on the table as a possibility to connect the visual narrative frames with a story behind the frames.

If the…

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