Like many a teenager, I dabbled briefly with a Ouija board that my friend and I made ourselves out of a large thick, white sheet of paper. We were 15. My friend used an invocation that definitely seemed to have done the job because in addition to feeling the presence of a spirit, the glass we used seemed to move over the paper board on its own -- both of us only touching the glass lightly with the tips of our fingers.
We had not tried to contact any dead people; we just wanted to ask some questions and we had no idea what the nature of the spirit we had invited was but it felt dark. My friend left and I stored the home made board in my closet... I continued to feel the presence of the spirit throughout the night and wasn't able to go to sleep until I had gotten up and torn the board up.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
― C.G. Jung
I'm posting this image of the Waite Smith Magician as a symbol for why I no longer offer general, predictive readings. As of this month, I have chosen to offer only question-based readings and am happy to help you formulate the right question that will best help move you forward in the direction of your desire.
|Psychic Tarot Oracle|
After writing about the Fetch yesterday on Seer Pathways, I realised it might be interesting to use the cards as a mirror for the state of my Three Souls. For this purpose, I decided on a simple 5 card cross layout, with the Three Souls in the central column. To the left is the most recent lesson and to the right is the upcoming lesson.
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Apple Inc.
No, I'm not a 'modern woman.' I'm not normal. In fact, I have an abhorrence for the word normal because it strives to define something that most certainly does not exist. I have often been made to feel like a misfit. Perhaps you have too.
I created the little spread below for you and I, to help shed light on our soul essence and be proud owners of our power. The issue is the round hole and the card represents how you are being a square peg. The spread is self-explanatory. Feel free to make your own 'holes.'
|Tarot of the Hidden Realm with art by Julia Jeffrey|
For those of you who are new to the concept of Tarot deck interviews, let me offer this brief explanation: Each deck, being a work of art as well as a labour of love, has been infused with the spirit essences of the Muses who inspired this deck. These essences gave birth to a new entity: the Guardian Spirit of the Deck. In a deck interview, I give this Guardian a voice.
I must admit that when I first looked at sample images of the Tarot of the Hidden Realm, I wondered if it would be readable at all. Most of the deck images were just close-ups of people's faces. This is definitely NOT a Rider Waite clone!
When the deck arrived, I eagerly unwrapped it and started looking through the images. They were so pretty! I crossed my toes and fingers, held my breath and laid the cards out for my first ever reading... Phew! They read like a dream!
Happy Equinox, everyone! We're having a rainy Ostara here in North Yorkshire, so I decided to celebrate with a little Tarot Ritual indoors rather than venturing outside.
Since connecting with the realm of the Fae last week, my yearning to work with them is growing ever stronger and was intensified by a dream about Melek Taus (aka Dian-y-Glas, the Peacock Angel, Lucifer etc).
I'm at a crossroads and feel read to commit myself to a particular Path of Witchcraft, as well as to start honing my Craft which, to be fair, could be called dabbling up to this point as I have done what so many Neo-Pagans do these days, i.e. cherry picked and not really committed myself to any particular Path or Deity. But I think it's right to not commit until the Path itself draws you in. The Path should choose you, not the other way around...
The spread below, Hone Your Craft, was created to help me understand where I'm at and create more focus as I move ahead. I felt drawn to work with the Thoth Tarot and the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle.
The Faery Star is seven-pointed and rich in occult meaning. I won't go into detail here but I found a nice blog article for anyone interested in delving deeper. Here, in a roughly star-shaped spread (imagine the lines!), we will focus on the combination of meanings given by Emily Carding's Tarot of the Sidhe (but any Tarot deck will do) and each of the seven ancient Planets.