The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Easter is a time of hope. It therefore seems the perfect moment to explore the riveting survival tale of the Jewish man who tattoed prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War 2. His story has not come to light until now because of the incredible guilt he carried about what he was forced to do to his fellow prisoners.

Let’s explore his story shall we? No spoilers, I promise. Continue reading

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Sunday Spotlight: Six Of Pentacles – Giving And Receiving

6 Pents

Six Of Pentacles: A man gives money to one beggar while another goes wanting. He holds a scale in his other hand.

Sunday Spotlight is where I focus on a Tarot card I haven’t written much about on this blog. One of the reasons I’ve overlooked the Six Of Pentacles is because I’ve not been clear on how it differs to this card… Continue reading

Ways Of Being Successful According To The Good Book Tarot (Part 1)

You can achieve success in various ways according to the good book Tarot. Here are the ones that stand out for me from the Everyday Tarot part of the deck.

4 Wands

Four of Wands: Success at bagging yourself a partner or getting people to generally wish you well using your social skills.

6 Wands

Six of Wands: Success achieved through natural talents or skills developed over the years. You experience this type of success after being in a job for awhile. It’s when you’ve learnt how to work the ropes to get what you want in the workplace.

6 Pents

Six of Pentacles: Success thanks to another party. Maybe you win Tattslotto or get an inheritance.

7 Swords

Seven of Swords: Success by being a master tactician or sneaky bastard. And if you’re both the world is your chupa chup (my daughter insists I say this, she doesn’t like oysters). A shout out here to our friend Lance (see previous post)!

8 Wands

Eight of Wands: Success at achieving something you’ve been working towards. Such as getting funding for a business idea. It’s the kind of success that comes out of the blue after a hard slog.

 

9 Pents

Nine of Pentacles: Success achieved all by yourself.

9 Cups

Nine of Cups: Just generally feeling successful.

As a teacher I employ many of these scenarios. I use my experience (6 Wands) and strategy (7 Swords) to maximise learning in the classroom and have benefitted from being well looked after by my bosses (6 Pentacles).

Are you experiencing any of these types of Tarot success right now in your life? You know the drill, please share.