Birth Pains

Anyone who’s seen or actually given birth knows it’s an involved and painful process (except for those ridiculous cases where the baby slides out unexpectedly).

There are just so many things that can torture you, such as… Continue reading

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The Tarot Of Frozen

Frozen

 

The movie Frozen has been an absolute phenomenon.

The World

The World: Its been popular all round the world with boys and girls alike.

2 Cups

Two Of Cups: It’s the story of Continue reading

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

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The Sun: Feeling Reborn

The Sun

I haven’t posted much about The Sun and it’s a wonderful Tarot card. Just look at the image. A smiling free-spirited child rides a horse while a powerful sun shines in the sky. In the background sunflowers grow from the top of a grey wall. The sun is the source of life. The child naked. This card symbolizes feeling reborn, revitalized, more alive than before.

I don’t know about you but I feel better when it’s sunny. It’s easier to forget your cares when soaking up some summer rays. I’ve just returned from a short holiday in the sunshine state of Australia: Queensland. Spending five days walking on the sand, soaking up the sun and leaving my life behind definitely made me feel reinvigorated.

Does a holiday in the sun have that effect on you?

Tarot: It’s Not About Being A Spiritual Human Being It’s About Being A Decent Human Being!

Spiritual practice will not eliminate negative emotions. Emotions are part of the palette of life, part of the way consciousness moves. Not only can’t you get rid of them, but you’d feel empty and impoverished if you did. Practice can change your relationship to emotions, so that instead of being swamped by certain feeling states, you can hold them, contain them, see into their essence, and ultimately, use emotions in the service of your liberation.

Sally Kempton (http://www.ievolve.org/free-feeling-using-emotions-for-liberation/)

I read this on Mystic Medusa’s blog today and immediately thought: Hells to the yeah! Too many peeps confuse being a spiritual person with being a good person. Imo they are not the same thing and you can see this clearly in Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana).

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Tarot’s Holy Trinity

Following on from yesterday’s post about The Sun I thought I’d sum up the three core beliefs in Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana). I call them Tarot’s Holy Trinity. They illustrate why I find Tarot to be such a beautiful and profound (not to mention useful) philosophy.

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