The four bodies

The four bodies

The four bodies
Gurdjieff said: “According to an ancient teaching, traces of which may be found in many systems, old and new, a man who has attained the full development possible for man, a man in the full sense of the word, consists of four bodies. These four bodies Read more The four bodies

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Tarot and COVID-19

Tarot and covid-19

Tarot and covid-19
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic brought up many questions regarding this situation and how it will have an impact on our lives and our future. The Tarot community is not immune to these troubling issues.
What can the cards tell about a virus and a pandemic? In my opinion, Read more Tarot and COVID-19

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Button Soup Tarot

Button Soup Tarot – a collaboration deck, produced by Cult of Tarot forum.

Putting together a collaborative Tarot deck with thirty-nine artists is not an easy task. Joan Marie just managed fine to keep it all together and brought the ship to the destination.
Some may find these collaborative decks too eclectic – and in some cases they probably are. However, if one will consider that each Tarot card hard has its own spirit and represents a singular, specific aspect, a multi-artist collaborative deck makes perfect sense. On the other hand, the magick Read more Button Soup Tarot

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Practical Tarot Shadow work explained

Tarot shadow work

Tarot shadow work
The idea of ‘shadow’ originates in the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. In Jungian psychology, the ‘shadow’ refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself, or it is a suppressed aspect of our nature. The shadow is roughly equivalent to the whole of the Freudian unconscious. Contrary to a Freudian definition of shadow, on the other hand, the Jungian shadow can include everything outside consciousness. It can be both positive or negative. According to Jung, the shadow Read more Practical Tarot Shadow work explained

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Counterfeit Tarot decks and insatiable consumers


Warning: long read.
Of all the methods by which humans seek to peek into the future, into the mysteries of fortune and fate, Cartomancy is by far the most popular. Of all the Cartomancy methods, the one that arouses the most interest, at least in the last couple of decades, is the Tarot. However, not too far back into the past Tarot cards were hard to come by.
Tarot is not a ‘simple’ deck of cards by no means. Although it can be used efficiently to predict future trends, it is not necessarily a typical fortune-telling instrument. The Tarot is most likely one of the most complex and mysterious vehicles of preserving and transmitting ancient knowledge. How exactly ancient is that knowledge, nobody can determine. While the vast majority Read more Counterfeit Tarot decks and insatiable consumers

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Working with the Hexa Tarot

Hexa Tarot 01 Aries

Hexa Tarot 01 Aries
Inspired partly by the Endless Column, and partly by the subtle connection between the cards, the Hexa Tarot is an exclusive alchemical deck.
The Endless Column is Read more Working with the Hexa Tarot

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Cartomancy and timing

Cartomancy and timing

Cartomancy and timing
One of the frequently debated issues regarding cartomancy is the determination of time. Nowadays, cartomancers use different, sometimes quite out of the box, methods for determining the time associated with the cards. Read more Cartomancy and timing

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The seventy-eight Tarot card and their attributions

Traditional Divinatory Tarot, Three of Wands

Traditional Divinatory Tarot

When it comes to the interpretation of the cards, most commonly, people prefer the so-called Waite method associated with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and subsequently the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Another highly popular method is the one associated with Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot deck. However, few people are aware that both occultists were members of the Golden Dawn and the foundation of interpreting the cards originates in the work of famous French cartomancer Etteilla. Several other occultists, including Read more The seventy-eight Tarot card and their attributions

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The numbering of the small cards and their numerological value

The numbering of the Numerals and their numerical value accordin

The numbering of the Numerals and their numerical value accordin
The first thing to understand is the origin and nature of numbering of the thirty-six so-called small cards or Numerals. The numbers assigned to the cards are following the astrological sequence as they are distributed on the Zodiac Wheel and have nothing to do with their actual numerological value. For example, Two of Wands Read more The numbering of the small cards and their numerological value

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Is he cheating on me?

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True story. A couple of years ago, a woman client contacted me and requested a reading regarding her relationship. She was married, and she suspected that her husband had cheated her. Normally, I would decline this kind of reading politely, but Read more Is he cheating on me?

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