It is said that each of us have someone in the world that is just for us, even if we don't want them. Some call them soul mates, some call them twin flames others call them a pain in the ass. Like it or not there is an energy out there that is your matching pair. Lucia Mattioli takes this idea to a whole new level with her deck Fairy Lights Tarot. In this deck each of the cards have a matching pair or another half floating around somewhere in the vortex of the deck. Not only does this fascinate me from a deck creator stand point, but it also totally switches things up from a reading stand point.
Before I bought this deck I knew about this fascinating plot twist within the story of the Fairy Lights Tarot. In essence it was the reason I bought the deck. I had to see it for myself. I wanted to put the pieces together and put them together I did. Although this was harder then I thought it would be, finding all the pairs didn't take me as long as I thought it would. And you can bet your bottom dollar once I did reunite the couples in the deck I took a photo of them. I did this for one reason and one reason only, I wanted a quick reference guide to the matching energy for reading purposes.
I have a friend who is applying for a promotion at work. If she gets it, she and her partner will be able to move to a new town, closer to family. My friend sees this potential as a great opportunity to get one step closer to her goals.
I wanted to support her efforts with some tarot magick. I thought it would be helpful to share my process for this tarot spell, for two reasons.
So, remember a few weeks ago when I started using the Tarot to give me a hint on what my body might need from me in the upcoming day? That has actually proved to be quite an interesting exercise (if you will pardon the pun). Not only am I finding that the cards give me clues as to what to expect, but I've actually started to broaden this to different aspects of chores around the house.
Is it crazy to 'predict' what to do? Well, yes. Tarot--like astrology or any other oracle--can give us insights, but it doesn't control us. However, I have found on days when I draw a high energy card, I do tend to get a lot more done in the house as far as mundane chores go, than if I drew something more relaxed.
My artist husband, Ron, and I are creating another Tarot deck. As avid coffee drinkers (especially me) who enjoy the creative benefits of the caffeine rush, we decided to bring to fruition an idea whose time had come: The Coffee Tarot.
Within 12 hours of launching our Facebook page, we had over 100 fans. But not everyone was thrilled with a java deck…
It's true. It was sometime in the mid 80's that I became an Affirmation addict. At least I think that is when I first ran across this concept. My first real memory of learning about affirmations was in Marion Weinstein's fabulous little red book,
Not every tarot reader works with reversed cards. For those who do, there is a simple opportunity to add a bit of tarot magick to your divination work.
In both divination and magick, I like to think of card reversal as changing the energy of the card. The reversal may lessen the card’s energy, it may put the card’s energy in the past, or it may create healing from the energy of the card. A reversal may show a reluctance to accept the card’s energy, or that the cards energy is needed, but lacking.