2012 Upcoming Year Readings – Pay What You Will

2011 has been an exciting year for me. A new home, a fresh start at a new life. I’ve developed more self awareness, and am gradually getting in tune with what works for me and my family. I hope it has been a good one for you as well.

While you gear up for the holiday season, 2012 looms right ahead. What new paths will you discover? Do you know where you are heading, or where you want to be?

I am here to help. I’m offering Pay What You Will tarot readings for 2012. You can get a forecast on the possible paths open to you in 2012. Your love life, your career, or your personal life could have the chance to expand and bloom this upcoming year.

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What is Tarot?

Ask most people “What is tarot?” and you’ll likely get the same answer: 78 cards, divided into the Major and Minor Arcanas, most likely originating in Europe in the 1400s, give or take. As accurate as that is, it doesn’t address the heart of the question. People want to understand what makes tarot so special, and what makes tarot reading so accurate.

Tarot Symbology

The primary thing that makes tarot so engaging to me is the symbols contained within each card. Tarot is a pictorial language, designed to evoke an emotional response immediately. It’s the reason that even the uninitiated cringe at the sight of the Devil or the Tower. The images speak to us at a subconscious level, capturing our imagination and telling us what we need to know, regardless of the situation.

Depending on who you talk to, this image recognition can be explained spiritually or scientifically. Tarot covers the breadth of human experience, and this leads many people to believe that God, Goddess, or the Universe plays a role in the way tarot works. We’re led to draw these cards, at this very moment. We see what we need to see.

Others believe that science and probability play a role. Jung did a huge amount of research into human personality, and so much of it can relate to tarot. Others simply look at the numbers. 78 cards, in an endless amount of possible combinations. Add in reversals and tarot is a never-ending world of possibilities, ready to touch those who are ready to look and listen.

No matter what you believe, the mystery is all part of the fun of tarot and tarot reading.

Tarot and the Occult

Besides the meaning of the images that we naturally identify with, many others have influenced the tarot decks we see today. Nearly all decks (with the exception of the Marseilles decks) in production today have their roots in the Golden Dawn. Both Arthur Waite (creator of the Rider Waite Smith deck) and Aleister Crowley (creator of the Thoth deck) started off in the Golden Dawn, but their decks are very different. Most modern decks are influenced by the symbols and meanings drawn from those two tarot decks.

Their work included astrological, numerological, and magickal associations with each tarot card. Modern tarot deck artists of different spiritual backgrounds have added even more associations, including spirit guides, runes, and pagan holidays.

The Meaning of Tarot

Tarot is full of meaning, as much the inherent meaning as the meaning we put into it. If the King of Cups reminds you of your ex, then you will naturally be cautious when that card appears. Once you get a hold of what the symbols mean, and what the cards can mean, you are free to explore what those symbols mean to you personally. Tarot is an interactive story, where your life experience and knowledge plays an important part in gleaning meaning from the tarot cards.

What does tarot mean to you? How would you explain the tarot to others?

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

The Sun has been the focal point of many religions over the course of history, and with good reason. It is the life bringer, the one who coaxes plants out of the ground, the one who dictates when we awake and when our daily work is done. Its relative presence or absence dictates the seasons of our lives, and when it returns to where it was at the time of our birth, we celebrate another year of life. It is life force, unbridled energy, nuclear fusion in its most raw, primal form.

The Sun provides warmth and light. Its warmth protects us, nurtures us, allows us to grow and flourish. With it we can create new branches in our lives, or expand current ones. The Sun gives us energy and strength, and we can go forth in confidence and enthusiasm. Its light allows us to see our way, to build our dreams into reality, to study new intellectual heights. We can appreciate nature’s beauty and splendor, because it is before us, no longer hidden by the shadows of the night.

I most definitely need this energy and strength! All four members of my family, myself included, are attending school now. With assignments and appointments and preparation, I will be busier than ever. I welcome the Sun’s energy in my life, and hope that I can push myself farther and with more self-assurance. My endeavors will allow growth now, and in the future. I just need to ride the wave of the Sun’s current, pulsating through my life.

Daily Tarot: Six of Pentacles, Yet Again

The Six of Pentacles is the bane of my existence, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned. It is about giving and receiving, and often appears when I’m juggling bills and other financial obligations. Usually it is a day of struggle, but today has actually been fairly balanced. I’m finally getting a handle on how much of myself I can give now, and how much I need to apply to future endeavors. Invest energy for the now, invest energy for later.

However, the Wildwood Tarot has brought an entirely new perspective on the six of pentacles for me. It is titled Exploitation, and highlights how our choices in the present can cause havoc for future generations. Our use or misuse of our current resources can leave a big mess for our children. Although this is a rather high world view, this can easily be applied to day to day activities. If I’m not getting enough work done, then I won’t be able to give my children everything they need. If I’m not working on my long term writing projects, I’ll never be able to earn an income off of them later on. If I don’t study now, I won’t succeed in college overall.

As I finally begin to get a grip on work/life balance, I am presented with the challenge to balance my short term and long term goals. It is so hard to give myself the space to breathe and work on things that matter to me. I worry so often about the day to day bills. However, time and energy invested wisely will pay great dividends in the future.

Daily Tarot: Queen of Wands

Qualities of the Queen of WandsI recently picked up the Wildwood Tarot, but due to the move haven’t had much time to play with it. So, for today’s draw, I asked of the deck the same question I ask all of my decks: “Who am I?” This serves as an introduction to the deck, so I can begin to understand our reading relationship.

Today, the answer is the Queen of Wands – or, in this deck, the Queen of Bows (The Hare). Usually, I identify with the Queen of Cups, so this was a bit of a surprise. However, I have been drawing upon the firey wands energy a lot lately. I’ve needed the strength, courage, and determination that this Queen offers.

In this incarnation, the hare is standing on some rocky terrain against the light of the full moon. Her eyes are awake, alert; she is poised to act. Behind her are some hills and distant trees. Above all, she is not afraid.

Hares represent fertility and potential. She holds the potential of new life, new energy and ideals. She manages her impulses with wisdom and courage. She will not back down when she knows she is right.

I don’t often see myself as this confident, wise woman who will go after what she wants. Yet I am glad that this potential has been growing within me, and finally starting to come towards the surface. I will need this energy, as this year holds many challenges in all areas of my life. It’s now or never.