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29 June 2017

Repost - Fate Keeps on Happening: On Ethics

The incomparable Stella (aka Fennario) is on form.

Ethics. I don't care how "professional" you profess to be (see what I did there?), you either have them or you don't.

...card reading ethics are the same as regular ethics...

On Ethics

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18 June 2017

My mother can use Sibilla better than I can!

Back in April I took part in an Instagram tag called #sibillaprile, where we looked at the Italian Sibilla card meanings and used the cards for daily draws and short readings.

At the same time I was beginning to try to communicate with my mother in order to resolve past issues (daughters, mothers - there's always issues). So I invited her to speak to me through the sibilla cards.

Mistake.

She took over! No matter what I pulled cards about, she was in there. I'd be like "How the heck does that relate to--?!... Oh. Hi Mum."

So we came to an agreement. I would have a card conversation with her every morning, and she would leave my cards alone the rest of the time. So far that seems to be working.

But dang! if she isn't better at using the cards to get her point across than I am at interpreting them. And she was never into cards when she was alive. How does she do that?

And here is a prime example that I just had to share with you. Yesterday was our granddaughter's first Communion (that side of the family is Catholic*). That morning I asked Mum if there was anything she wanted to talk about and La Fedeltà fell out. So I put it back in the deck, shuffled a bit more and then pulled the two cards before and the two cards after that card in the deck. I noticed that the next card was Donna maritata, the mother card, so I put that down as well - it seemed to be saying "Listen to your mother".


There was to be a garden party/buffet after the event, and I knew it was going to be a very hot day, so I took this to mean keep an eye on the granddaughter (Bambino-La Fedeltà) so that she doesn't overdo it (La Leggerezza: recklessness, Disperato per gelosia: get frazzled) at the party (Allegrezza al cuora). I also noted the tent and hat in la Fedeltà - stay in the shade.

I often check the card on the bottom of the deck for extra details, and this time it was Ammalato: Sickness.


Soooo, guess who got heatstroke, was violently ill all yesterday afternoon and evening, and had to take to her bed. Yep. Me!

I should have known the message was meant for me. I am my mother's Bambino after all, and she even appeared at the end of the spread.

To top it off, when I made a note of all this in my journal, I wrote that I was "sick as a dog"...
Oh haha, Mum, very funny.



*Apologies for the distancing tactic, but it matters to me, and I didn't want anyone to get the wrong idea. Frankly, whenever I witness a Catholic ritual, I can't help but notice how much it resembles witchcraft. I mean - candles, bells, incense, recitations, transubstantiation... Just sayin'. 😉 

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04 June 2017

YouTube - Kerwin Rae: How Intuition Works

I'm not sure I necessarily accept his "scientific" explanation, but the way he describes the process resonates with my current perceptions. At the very least, you might find it a useful analogy.
 

Please feel free to comment with your thoughts. Or just think them at me - I'll try to pick them up. 😉

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01 May 2017

Repost - Andy Boroveshengra/néosfortune: The Final Word or The Heart's Spade

A lot of good pointers in this example! Be sure to read the notes as well.

image source: Andy Boroveshengra, néosfortune

Andy is one of the best. He's published my favourite book on Lenormand, and his Tarot de Marseille book is coming out in October. 👍 

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30 April 2017

Repost - Myth & Moor: The Peace of Wild Things

"When nature is personal, the world is peopled by rocks, trees, rivers, and mountains, all of whom are actors and agents, protagonists of their own stories rather than just props in a human story. When Earth is truly alive, the world is full of persons, only some of whom are human."

image credit: Terri Windling, Myth & Moor

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Thank you, ATA!

Crazy thing is, this is the second time I've won. With all the members ATA must have, I can't believe that's possible! But I'm not complaining. 😁

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21 April 2017

YouTube: How 'Nandora Tarot' uses her Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling cards

This is so cool!

A lot of people struggle to use Gypsy Witch cards because the deck combines elements of Lenormand plus additional symbols, a full set of playing cards, and Near and Far placement meanings (like the method found in the "Philippe LeNormand" instruction sheets that came with early Lennie decks). They don't know which way to jump first!

I love that Naomi has taken this "disadvantage" and created a magical method all her own.

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17 April 2017

Oracle Haiku

03 April 2017

Speak up, I can't hear you...

I’ve just made a fairly obvious discovery about communicating with spirit, specifically passed loved ones, that I'd like to share. You probably know this intellectually as well, but it bears saying directly.

Ok, here goes - You need to talk to them Out Loud. They don't just *know* what you're thinking or what you're feeling. You have to Tell Them.

I realised this while I was using cards to communicate with my mother. She showed me that she didn't know how my step-father, her husband, was feeling. Now bear in mind, she's been dead 16 years, but apparently this was still an issue. So I spoke to her, and told her that he missed her, that he still thought about her and cared for her very much. The next morning I drew cards for her again, and the joy expressed in those cards was heart-breaking. And I thought, Well duh, Judy - she didn't know what you were thinking when she was alive. What makes you think she's somehow acquired the ability to read minds just because she's changed her plane of existence?

It's good to talk.


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26 March 2017

Want to receive a spirit message through your cards?

Would you like to use your cards to receive a message from a deceased loved one or a particular spirit guide?

Assign them a significator, a card that will be their "place holder" in the deck. For example, for me, my mother always appears as the Queen of Diamonds* when using playing cards, and the Bouquet when using Lenormand.

Shuffle the deck and then thumb through it face up until you find their card. The card before (on top of) it reflects what they want to talk about or how they're feeling, and the two cards behind (below) it expand on the subject or form the message about the first card.

Need more information from them or want to ask a question? Reshuffle and repeat the process. Don't overdo it though. When you start getting jibberish is when you know you've worn them out. 😉

*Because in traditional German courts this Queen is holding a carnation, my mother's favourite flower.

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