The Tarot of the CBD Massacre

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My city is hurting. A few days ago a young man in a car deliberately mowed down pedestrians in the heart of Melbourne, killing some and injuring many. Five people have already died. More are in danger. They’re calling it the ‘CBD Massacre.’ Which it was.

These are the Tarot cards we’re experiencing… Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017

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There’s a numerological formula you can use to work out your Tarot Card of the Year. This card represents the type of experiences you can expect to have during that year. I’ve been using the formula for so long I can’t remember where I learnt this trick, but I find it quite reliable.

The formula gives you a number that correlates with one of the Life Lesson aka Major Arcana cards. Because of the way it works each following year you shift into the subsequent Life Lesson card e.g. If your Tarot Year Card in 2016 was The Empress, in 2017 it will be The Emperor. However, at the turn of each decade or century, you will be sent to a different part of the Major Arcana, and begin a new cycle.

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The Tarot Of Christmas Holidays

As some peeps begin to return to work after the long Christmas-New Year break I thought it might be a good time to explore the Tarot of these holidays.

10 Wands

Ten Of Wands: How we feel before the holidays begin. Over-burdened. Exhausted. Especially at Christmas time when present shopping and school concerts and card sending and work functions are added to the usual load.

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The Star: Grace Under Pressure

The Star

People often labour under the mistaken belief that this card is all about peace, harmony and love, yada yada. But it appears in the deck near the end of Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana) so you know that some serious shit is going down here. It’s the eye in the storm. Temporary relief when the chips are down. Angelic assistance. But somewhere in your life there will be a major problem that still needs resolving.

As we all know peeps show their true character in times of duress. I think of The Star card as showing grace under pressure. Something we can all aspire to.

The Tarot Of Mental Illness Revisited

I promised a lovely lady on my Facebook page ages ago that I’d republish all my medical Tarot blogs. Here’s one I found. Sorry it took so long…

I’ve had way more experience of mental health issues in the last few years than I ever wanted to so I thought it might be time to tackle the Tarot of Mental Illness in more depth. Unsurprisingly the cards involved include those in the last section of Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana). Note: These cards might turn up reversed in a reading about mental illness.

The Devil

The Devil: Living in denial. An inability to face reality. Losing yourself in drugs. Denial that you have a mental illness. Continue reading