2018 #thefebruarytarot Challenge by @lionharts Day 4
Two of Cups: I (can't) give, what I (can't) have.
I give what I have - High Priestess - I can give my attention, my reflection, my feminine wisdow when in touch with the natural rhythms of live and above all, my intuition. I will focus on the spiritual side of life, I will listen rather than take action.
I trust my intuition to guide me and I know that silence is golden.
I can't give what I don't have - IV of Wands - I can't be as extroverted as I used to be, I lost that power; I am too attached to my own ways, I got used to be by myself; I'm not a fan of meeting new people live since it requires too much energy; energy that I don't have and that takes too much time to recharge.
I can't give a lot of things but I believe we are all a work in progress, so if there is will, there is a way and things can change and maybe next time, my answer will be different.
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2018 #thefebruarytarot Challenge by @lionharts Day 3
Knight of Cups: I shall fill my cup & Use it here
King of Wands - I shall fill the cup with energy, optimism strenght, honesty, passion, loyalty, protection. Some taiming is needed regarding being self-centered, but I can also count on determination, fiery energy, motivation, self-belief to help the quest at hand. The leadership qualities may come in hand when it comes to put any plan in action plus the lion shows me strenght and courage, the salamander the fire in me and the water,life.
Princess of Cups - I shall use this energy to soften the aproach of The King of Wands, to taim is ball of energy, to go with the flow, to increase sensitivity and let the inner purity shine through. I shall use it to be more receptive and open-hearted to the people in my life.
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2018 #thejanuarytarot Challenge by @lionharts Day 24
Something I should know about my ambitions.
The Emperor - Curious that I had a little altercation with my father today and this is the first card I draw. Creepy much? My ambition is for my father to somehow give in a little in his control, authority, ambition and stubbornness. Following his ideas and ambitions is getting harder as time goes by and the fact that he doesn't trust anyone but himself and asks no one for an opinion gets very frustrating.
I wish he didn't but he still manages to have a huge impact on my mood, my temper and sanity. I want to be in control of my enviroment, my body, my mind, my temper and my instincts, that's what I aim for regarding my father figure.
VI of Cups - My ambitions are to relinquish old fears so that I may fulfill my deepest desires. I really, really want to leave the past behind me and stop the rollercoaster that I got myself into it. I want to find a way to leave bad memories in the past, where they belong, and finally move on with my life. Who knows, maybe I am deserving of a second chance.
The Chariot - This one pretty much resumes the two above and all in all my real ambition in the end. and thinking of The Emperor and the VI of Cups is to overcome the obstacles, struggles, uncertainties inside myself. I must become the driver of this Chariot, must decide on a goal, take control and get some confidence, faith, determination, willpower, control, self-discipline and focus, since this is my own battle, one that I have to go through alone.
A lot to think about... ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷
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2018 #thejanuarytarot Challenge by @lionharts Day 15
A Message for the Soul - V of Pentacles - This was a tricky one for me, I was seriously hurt by what I read in the booklet. I went and did my research since in my head it didn't make any sense for any card to be so cruel, mean and blunt and after awhile I finally got the booklet page in english and apparently the portuguese translator of The Illuminati Tarot, has no clue what translating means and I wont be using that book again.
Anyway... after all this I managed to realize that I might be spending a little too much on divination stuff, I actually took this card right after buying a Tarot Guide Book online, so maybe I should just keep myself busy so that I don't get compulsive, wich would be easy... so easy! Meh
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The Four of Wands from Tarot Illuminati
Kim Huggens says this card is about: Thanksgiving: the harvest being brought in. Completion of a project or goal. The foundations of your life. A happy hearth and home. The security of your life. Will and desire being grounded in reality. Results and manifestation of your dreams. Sharing success with your community.
The Tarot Illuminati app is available now on Google Play!
The last few days I've been brushing up on my tarot because on Friday I might be reading tarot cards at an art show! This book was recommended to me by the people at Alchemy Arts after I asked for a workbook, and it's amazing!!! There are lesson plans and activities for you to do to practice giving accurate and objective readings. I love this book! 💕📚 #tarot#tarot101#kimhuggens#witch#books
Demorei para ter contato com esse tarot, mas quando puxei a primeira carta ele se tornou meu preferido (até o momento... Rsrs). °
Uma arte linda e impactante.
YouTube - Jandielson Silva (Livros & Oráculos)
Facebook - Livros & Oráculos
O Tarot Illuminati - Erik C. Dunne, Kim Huggens
O Tarô Illuminati contém, em sua essência, a luz da iluminação, da compreensão e da verdade, que se tornou dinâmica e interativa por meio da imagem e do simbolismo. Cada carta é como um vitral em uma igreja, realçando uma história especial e uma sabedoria transmitida ao longo dos anos ao ser iluminada pela luz do Sol. Ela representa o Divino, Deus, a luz da verdade
e uma sabedoria ou consciência alcançáveis.
Seja retratada como o Sol, a Lua, as estrelas, uma lanterna, uma luz refletida no fogo, você descobrirá que o simbolismo da luz no Tarô Illuminati conta uma história sobre a revelação, a iluminação e a jornada em direção à consciência e à sabedoria.
I could claim that every book I've ever read has influenced my practice of tarot, but these are the ones I reference most often:
The Course of Love is the philosopher Alain's de Botton's fictional case study of the complexities of committed relationships. Its insight into human intimacy is spot on.
The Hanged Man by Sheldon Kopp details the musings of a dying psychologist, and Kopp is that psychologist.
Spiritual Mentoring gives detailed advice how to approach mentoring from the pagan perspective.
Two Essays on Analytical Psychology effectively sum up CG Jung's approach to the discipline.
Messages from the Archetypes by Toni Gilbert focuses on tarot's application in regards to healing and spiritual growth.
Tarot for the Curious Spirit is so approachable that it seems like Barbara Venn-Lever is in the room chatting with you.
Tarot at a Crossroads explores representational tarot and its potential uses in therapy sessions.
And Tarot 101 is obviously the work of someone who knows a shitload about tarot. High five Kim Huggens!
Wrapping up Page of Swords week with this gorgeous card from Tarot Illuminati... which depicts Kim Huggens, the deck's author!
Kim's key phrases for the card are: a genius, an inventor, somebody who enjoys analysis, the beginning of an intellectual pursuit, freedom of thought, rebellious thought, a free thinker, fixing new ideas in reality, freedom from preconception or unquestioned ideas.
The Tarot Illuminati app is available now for Android! Link in my profile ☺
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 29 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
Reflect on your theme, mentor and healer card?
Theme: Strength; "This overcoming is the greatest mystery and the longest journey: it is the road that never ends." 🐯
Mentor: Three of Swords; "This is the time when necessity drives you out of pain and into realisation. You do not have the luxury of drowning." ⚔️🗡
Healer: King of Cups; "You must not drown, look to the fires within to guard against the storm; look to the Lighthouse of the Sun." 👑
Strength asked me to master my inner as well as physical strengths to get through the month. 🐯
The Three of Swords told me that I would have to work through sorrow, but if I kept my faith I would defeat it. ⚔️🗡
The King of Cups asked me to wash away my fears and let love take its place. 👑
August was not easy, I'm not sure if eclipse season was a factor but these cards all proved to be accurate, I honoured my strengths, let go of sadness and let love flood in. I'm grateful for Durga's assistance, the Three of Swords advice and Apollo's caring embrace. 💞💖💝
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 27 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
Breaking the habit - Somewhere I belong. 🗡🎩
Breaking the habit: King of Swords; "Knowledge is hard fought for, paid for in blood and bravery by those who dare to stand. I sacrificed my very self so that I might glimpse the wisdom of the mysteries in the deep. What would you give? I incite you to battle for wisdom, to not lay down your arms until the end."⚔️
I generally overthink everything and it often drives me nuts! I have great respect for this card which portrays Odin: God of wisdom, sacrifice and battle, but sometimes we need to stop thinking so hard and creating endless scenarios in our minds and just let life happen with no expectations. Odin is reassuring me that it's ok to take a break; for now, I know all I need to know.🗡
Somewhere I belong: The Magician; "My mysteries are those of focus and will, active creation and manifestation; walk my roads and I shall show you your nature as a conduit of the divine, that you may project your will into the world and make it anew with each word you speak."🎩
I feel honoured to have received The Magician for somewhere I belong; this is what a spiritual journey is about, creating and manifesting the best life we can live and hopefully spread that magickal joy into the world. I shall try to live up to this cards expectations of me. 🎩
As a side note, I love that these prompts are Linkin Park songs; I'm still so sad about Chester Bennington's death and their music will always make me feel close to him. I feel like these cards kind of represent him too; he was a wordsmith who gave joy to the world, sadly some of his thoughts must have cut him too deeply, but the magic he gave to the world will never go unnoticed or be forgotten. Thank you Chester, and thank you @lionharts for creating these prompts. ❤️
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 26 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
A message for the soul?
King of Pentacles; Preservation and protection: taking care of family & friends, a benefactor, generously sharing your resources. 👑
I love sharing my wealth and looking after those I care about but I'm not so good at investing or planning for rainy days ahead! The King of Pentacles is someone I want to learn from, of course you can't take physical wealth with you once this life is over but I'd like to look back and say that I was responsible, kind and generous to those in my life. 🌟
⭐️"The earth and all its creatures change and evolve. Their needs change and the ways in which they may fail and succeed do also. Humankind has evolved to a state of lofty height, but I love it more for the work it still has left to do."⭐️
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 24 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
What should I make a decision about?
Death; Natural endings, transformation, metaphorical death, harvest, one door closing and another opening. 💀
Since learning tarot I have become fond of the death card, despite not being a fan of drastic change but realising how important transformation is. Transformation is my word association with this card whenever I see it, so I need to transform, clear away what doesn't work and walk ahead with renewed purpose. ☠️
💀"I am rich, for I have all the days of the universe in my halls, but I shall continue to take from you: accept and let go, and the pain of the sundering shall be nothing. Every step forward is a tearing away from the present moment, and you think nothing of these steps: why not also think thus of that greatest of steps into the unknown? Then I shall be by your side always, a companion, and there will be no fear to hold you back." 💀
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 23 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
Where can I be more/less demanding? 🏆
More demanding: Queen of Cups; "The Seas are not mine, yet I am of them and belong to them and in the beauty of their depths I hold enticement and terror." 💦👑💦
Less demanding: Seven of Cups; Fantasy is spurned as a neglected lover, written as a villain that leads the good down a path of self-destruction. This is not so if it is visited at the proper time.💧🏆💧
Like the Queen of Cups, I need to demand love in all its forms; give and receive it freely, ride that emotional rollercoaster and embrace the gift of love. 🌊
Although I got the Seven of Cups recently as a transformation card it doesn't serve me all the time. Here I'm being asked to bring things into balance, things don't always go to plan, our ideals aren't always met, but that's ok too. It's equally important to let real life unfold as it should. 🌊
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 22 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
What will support/harm my self love?💦☀️
Support: Queen of Cups; "Love me, you who behold me, and you will be surrounded with beauty, immersed and lost in your heart and all its yearnings. Let fear of drowning pass through you: when you let go and the waves carry you, you may come to bliss in the sweetness of my embrace."👑
Harm: The Sun; "I am the revelation of the universe in all its glory; I am the Earth Shaker, Bull-Tamer, Equinox Pusher; where I step I burn the life in my path, yet all grows beneath me. I reveal myself to you and the sevenfold rays of light illuminate you, that I might bid you to take the first step of the ladder that will lead you to the truth beyond truth."🌞
This beautiful Queen of Cups has visited me more than any other court card during this challenge, and here she's asking me to dive deeply and find love within myself, for myself and not see it as indulgent but necessary; to give love, it needs to be present within. 💦🏆💦
The Sun knows how wonderful it is, it has passed through any uncertainty and is ready to shine its brilliance onto the world, so the way I'm interpreting it as harmful to my self love is that if I act like everything's fine it would truly be just an act. I need to do the work, become comfortable with myself and then present that true version of me in the bright, beautiful light. 🌤☀️🌤
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 20 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
✨My inner child • My old soul ✨
My inner child? The Wheel; "Descend into the chamber of my Mysteries and you will be shown the planting and the growing, the threshing and the consuming; then you will know how to walk on the roads of change." 🌀
My old soul? Eight of Wands; "Dare to know, dare to set your sights upon the heights, dare to become a warrior of the flaming arrow and a hunter with the falcon's speed. Set aflame the arrows of your desire and release them to flight into the very heavens." 🏹
This Wheel features beautiful Demeter, who observes the seasonal changes within the earth. I certainly fell in love with nature at a young age and I especially thank my maternal grandmother for sharing her love of the seasons with me. 💗 This card confirms my belief that I was always meant to be part of a faith that honours the earth, her seasons and everything that we are lucky enough to love and enjoy as humans! This card is a reminder that things are always changing and I think I'm changing for the better too! 🌸
If I'm under pressure I absolutely get things done! I have a tendency to procrastinate when I need to do things for me, but if that thing benefits others I do whatever it takes! This was most apparent in my last job and I can honestly say I felt immense satisfaction after each crazy rush of effort! My ultimate goal is to be more balanced and not feel so much pressure but it looks like my soul enjoys a challenge! 🔥
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 18 hosted by @lionharts. 🔮
Friday • Saturday • Sunday spread.
Friday: Queen of Pentacles; "Upon my bosom you will find the wealth of nourishment, victory and courage, wisdom and knowledge, wealth of resources and of a never ending line."👑
Saturday: Seven of Pentacles; "I am the Patient One and the Slow Treader, the calming word that seeks to give you peace in a hurried world; walk by my side, and know the mysteries of measured success."🌳
Sunday: Strength; "Sing banner songs for me and raise to me spears: cry out my name in the midst of battle, and I shall cry out within you as the Fire that burns in your soul."🐯
I don't often do a 3 day spread like this but I really enjoyed it! I definitely think this deck is happy working with me and I'm really grateful as it's a deck that I really wanted to bond with! 💖 I cannot express how much I love the way Kim Huggens writes from the perspective of each individual card before going into the history/myth behind it and then the positive or negative associations, I'm loving each and every word! 💖👑🌳🐯💞
🔮#theaugusttarot hosted by @lionharts Day 17 🔮
Connect a draw to a nostalgic moment? Three of Wands; The spark of inspiration, seeking the unknown, pursuing a creative path that will continue to move you forward. 🔥
This definitely speaks of me finding my spiritual path. I had no idea that witchcraft was an actual path until I found what was to be my first book on the subject, a great book... but I wasn't sure if it was right for me... 9 months later I was reminded of that book, read it again and it all made sense! Looking back now, I think my subconscious had to 'birth' the idea in my conscious mind! ☺️
As I began my journey I was still unsure, but my instincts and my desire pushed me on, this is what the Three of Wands is about, you don't have all the answers and people might think you're crazy (if they know at all) but it is your journey after all!
I'm proud that I followed that path, it's been a slow journey for me, we got our first proper computer that year in 1999, with a terribly slow almost non existent internet connection, 🙄😆 so it was pretty much just me and my books and my spiritual connection to the Goddess and God. 🙌🏻
My only sadness is that I had no one to share my journey with, but I also think it made me stronger. 🦁 It makes me happy to know that my journey is similar to that of many others and that we can all share in spiritual joy more openly now! 🔥
Also, huge love to @yasminegalenorn, it was your book: Embracing the Moon, that first gave me a glimpse of the path that I now walk! ❤️
✨"Some would tell you that the midday sun will harm you, that its heat will take away your breath and shrivel you, that it creates deserts and dry husks; but I tell you that it is a living god, breathing life and power into those that stand proud before it. Do not listen to those that would put you in the shade: do not prize mediocrity over greatness and achievement. Allow yourself to stand in the sun and accept its light completely."✨
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 16 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
My abundance: Heart • Material • Mind?
Heart: Three of Cups; "For wine drunk alone is poor and bitter, but in company it is the sweetest taste to ever pass the lips." 🍷
Material: The Sun; "I am the moment of revelation, the mystery that is revealed at the end of All, and that which is found in the centre of All" ☀️
Mind: Ten of Cups; A man might attain the greatest wealth and status, yet without love it is empty. What is wealth if it cannot be shared?" 🍷
I generally class myself as quite a solitary being and I never get bored when I'm alone, but adventures with friends and family is nearly always the best way to share and experience abundance, and some of my happiest memories are of hanging out with my bestie and our respective family members who happily get along! Wine and lots of laughter is usually on offer and I feel blessed to have great friends to share in heart and mind abundance! 👯🍷👯
Getting The Sun for material abundance made me smile, I can't deny that earning money for a job well done and using that abundance to fuel my passions makes me very happy and like with the cup cards, being able to shower those I love makes me very happy too! So here's to abundance in all its forms! ☀️🍷☺️
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 15 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
A reality check about something? Five of Cups; Loss, emotional pain and suffering, being stuck in grief.💦
I actually chuckled when I pulled this card, I've been getting to know this deck for the last 15 days and it's constantly proving that it understands me more than I do myself?! 😳😉☺️ So it's calling me out on my emotional tendencies here, 😌 and I can't even deny it, when I think things are going seriously wrong I can kind of jump off the deep end and drown in my own internal dialogue! Yep, again my Pisces moon has that down to a skill!! 🐟🌕🐟An area of my life is not how I want it to be and for a while this card was exactly how I felt! 💦 It's kind of heartwarming that my deck cares about me enough to tell me to get over it, because mostly things are never as bad as we make them out to be in our minds and this has proven to be true! So, note taken, I'll try not to be quite so dramatic in the future! 😚😍😋 ✨"I am called Tears and lamentation of Sorrow, the Grip of the Dead and the invisible One. Shrouded by my mantle you may wail and tear at your cheeks, beat your fists and rage at the heavens; I will hold you like the boat that carries sailors over storm-tossed seas. Beware that my embrace becomes too familiar: I have fingers that cling. Know that this is not my choice but yours, for it is your hand that presses my fingers to shut closer on your heart."✨
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 13 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
Mercury Retrograde: Slow Down • Review • Take Care?
Slow Down: King of Pentacles; "I am the Preserver, the Father of All, know me, and know the ways in which fortune manifests. Walk with me, and enjoy the comforts and bliss that are attained when the Work is completed."🌟
Review: Ace of Swords; "What must come before the Word? What must come before the Thought? What must come before Memory? I give life to your breath, your ideas and your words; it is only by my holy rede that you say anything at all".🗡
Take Care: Two of Swords; "In that moment before you have declared your word, entire worlds can be created or destroyed. In that moment the universe unfolds before you with the lines of cause and effect presented to your inner eye: learn to read this map with care and attention and you will soon walk the thresholds of balance and duality with joy, welcoming each new moment of before-speaking."⚔️
The King of Pentacles is such a relevant card for me at the moment, particularly for this prompt. Not a card of greed but of responsibility and acknowledging the abundance in every area of life, material or otherwise. I am very happy to walk slowly with this King of Pentacles as Visnu and learn his valuable lessons.👑
The Ace of Swords for Review is perfect; I do mull things over and will often write a stream of consciousness to figure out what it all means, and this leads quite perfectly into the Two of Swords as the Take Care prompt. I often feel like the Two of Swords, stuck between taking action but holding myself back, considering... and usually hating having to choose between two options! 😐 But it seems that this deck is saying that choice and our actions should never be taken lightly. 🤔I love the guidebooks take on each card which adds so much weight to what I've already learned about the tarot. 😍🗡⚔️🙇🏼♀️🙌🏻🌟💖
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 12 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
Me at my worst - My worst self advice.
🌊Me at my worst? Queen of Cups; Overly emotional, falling into the dark depths, overwhelmed and sensitive.🌊
⚔️My worst self advice? Four of Swords; Rest to relieve mental stress and anxiety, practice meditation.⚔️
This is almost uncomfortably accurate! 🙈 I have a sunny disposition pretty much all the time, but inside I can be a torrent of emotions! I over think everything, (Thanks Gemini!) and sometimes I just sink, (Pisces Moon over here too!) hopefully I find a solution (I'm looking at you, Virgo rising) and rise back up without anyone being the wiser! This probably isn't the best way to behave but thankfully me at my worst doesn't come around too often! 😭😫🤐😕💡🙂😄🤗😍
📿I'm very happy that the solution to all these dramatics is apparently to rest my noisy mind and recover by meditating, which is something I really need to work on daily!!📿🙇🏼♀️☮️🙏🏻🙃
"My blessing is that of peace, of the dark, waiting womb in which all things must gestate; my mystery is that of the greatest possibilities arising from the quietest mind. Stop for a moment and be still: listen rather than think, it is here, in the indefinable moment of absolute blankness, that your mind can be free."
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 11 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
Me at my best - My best self advice.
💦Me at my best? Nine of Cups; Emotional and physical fulfilment and abundance, happiness and good fortune.💦
💃🏼My best self advice? The Fool; Spiritual ecstasy, divine inspiration, the beginning of a new journey filling you with love.💃🏼
Yes Nine of Cups, I do feel truly happy when I'm surrounded by people, pets and things that bring me joy. I never get bored at home because it holds everything I cherish. I have mastered the art of decluttering this year too, so I'm glad to find I'm not obsessed with my possessions.🏆
I was intrigued to see The Fool for my best advice. I'm used to thinking of this card as someone who is fearless, longing for adventure and new beginnings. Not really me, but in the Tarot Apokalypsis this Fool is dancing with joy over the connection with divinity and that is something I definitely relate to. 🙌🏻
✨As far as I'm aware, nobody else in my family has chosen a pagan path, we even have a witch-finder general in our ancestry!! So maybe I'm more like The Fool than I give myself credit for, my journey has been long and slow and very private but it gives me so much joy I will never doubt it! I guess that makes me a spiritual rebel and that my divinity is quite happy for my journey to continue!!✨😈😍😁
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 10 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
My expectations - My mirror.
💦Expectations: Ace of Cups; A life lived with happiness and joy, of unfiltered love, a divine connection to source and enjoying the beauty that surrounds you.💦
🌟Mirror: Princess of Pentacles; A stable foundation built on nurturing the body and mind, being helpful and supportive and manifesting new ideas.🌟
It's sometimes crazy how accurate tarot can be?! I am a total romantic at heart; I want the whole world to just get along and see the beauty that's all around us and live out our happy ever after, this sometimes gets pushed deep inside when I see the hard truth on the daily news, but the Ace of Cups gives me hope!🏆
I'm so pleased that the beautiful Princess of Pentacles showed up as my mirror. I am often told how sensible and responsible I am and I enjoy being helpful and kind to others, especially in the workplace. I also care deeply about our planet; nature and animals stir my soul and give me so much joy, I wish I could immerse myself into a more natural way of living forever!👑
✨Within this deck the Princess of Pentacles is Prthvi, Goddess of the Earth, Fertility and Nourishment. "I am the Great Mother of creation, holding all that is potential in my womb, the milk from my breasts sustaining and nourishing the world. Without me you would be a breath in the void, a being without roots, with no past and no future. With me you are given a throne for your greatness, a mountain beneath your feet, a store of great power and wealth and a promise of eternal life: for when your time upon my body is done, I will wrap you within my embrace and there you shall continue in myriad forms."✨
🔮 #theaugusttarot Day 9 hosted by @lionharts. 🔮
Where can I be more fearless? The Moon; I need to walk with Hekate, embrace the shadows and leave my fears at the crossroads of magick! 🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑
✨"When the light fades and the silver paths of the moon snake across the dark earth, the people shall call out for their mother in her waxing and waning, calling her thrice down: torch-bearer, key-bearer, child-bearer. I shall come then to rest at the dreaded crossroads of night, standing sentinel for the lost and the seeking. The baying of my hounds warns and guides as one, my torches blazing in their eyes, showing the way down to the caves of mysteries. Follow their howling in the moonlight, seeker, lost one, and you shall find the place of my secret rites. There I shall take you into my embrace as a mother, whisper to you in your blindness in the nocturnal, and the Other, the dangerous and the liminal. In words like the hissing of snakes and steam I shall teach you of the womb and the tomb, the way to birth through death, the power of the hidden and the ways of magic. You shall descend into me, into the earth, there to be shown the most sacred: the virgin, the bitch and all the rest. Take up my torch and throng the caves with my mystics, and howl in the darkness and seek the crossroads of the earth, there to find the undulating workings of the universe in its tides. For I am terrible and fearsome of countenance, queen of witches, fire-breather, mistress of ghosts, I am the Maid and the Mother, Saviour and Light-Bringer. Through my mysteries you may learn to walk the night-roads of descent and fear not the dark, nor the shadows therein."✨
🔮#theaugusttarot Day 8 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
My infinite universal abundance reminder? The All Gifted; Bestow goodness and blessings on others; acknowledge yourself as divinely created and gifted. Have hope for the future. ✨🎁✨
I was pretty surprised to get this card! An extra in the Tarot Apokalypsis featuring Pandora, who is placed before The Fool. ✨Again, I feel like this deck is a wonderful teaching device as Pandora is so often thought of in such a negative way but here she is given value and worth.✨
"My name has been whispered throughout the ages as a byword for guile, for curiosity and for weakness: yet these tongues know not the true power of the secret gifts hidden within, taken up from the earth and granted as boons to humankind. They know not of the strength of my heart, nor that it was only through me that life could come into being. For I am All-Gifted and All-Giving, the great opener, the gateway through which all seekers must pass to become self-aware. I am the mother of Hope and of Despair, the bride of Beginnings and the descendant of the Gods. There is no mystery in this world except that which I give to you. Heed my words and let them take root in your heart, for then you will come to know that I am not only the first woman, but all of humankind: my origin is yours, my purpose is yours, my divine nature is yours. Be not afraid to give of yourself to the universe and others. It is in giving that you receive, in blessing that you are blessed. You will not be diminished by the act but filled with All Things, and thus you shall come to stand before me as my child, All-Gifted and All-Blessed." 💗💖✨🔮
🔮 #theaugusttarot Day 5 hosted by @lionharts.🔮
My Roar: Pride - Confidence - Determination?
Pride: Queen of Cups; I take pride in caring about others and sharing love in all its forms. 💦
Confidence: Queen of Pentacles; I nurture those in my life and feel happiest when everything in my life is abundantly balanced. 🌟
Determination: The Tower; I am tearing down my life and rebuilding it with a stronger foundation.⚡️
These cards really make me think. Within the Tarot, I often feel like I have the qualities of the Queen of Cups, but seeing her as Aphrodite made me wonder? I think I feel as passionately as she does about others but I don't feel that way about myself as much as I should, so maybe that's why it had to be her in this deck for this question, after all she definitely owns self-love as much as every other aspect of it! ☺️💗
Ah Lakshmi, I'm happy to see her for my confidence, a quality I don't have in spades but when I feel secure in my surroundings, doing the things I'm capable of and with those I love, I do feel wonderfully abundant and that makes me feel confident. I've been honouring her daily since Beltane so again getting her here makes me feel really good. 👑
The Tower for my determination... Hmmm? Right now I agree with this; I'm stuck and my life needs to be transformed. Usually I'm not big on change; at least not out of the blue drastic change, but sometimes The Tower needs to be allowed to do its job and bring absolute raw transformation. ⚡️
💗Thank you @lionharts, this is my favourite question yet! 💗
Realm of the Spirit Five Card Spreas by Lisa Hunt :
2. Ghost of the Past : IX of Swords. (La Llorona) :
In the "weeping woman" Mexican ghost tale, La Llorona was once a happy woman who had won the affections of a wealthy man and had a family with him. But when he abandoned her for another, she fell into a fit a madness and drowned her own children. Having realized her terrible mistake, her inconsolable grief leads her to the riverbanks where she died. Her mournful spirit continues to cry for her lost children. Some fear that she is capable of drowning those who wander too close to riverbanks. The swords surrounding La Llorona are symbols of lingering pain and grief. The frenetic designs of her drab dress symbolize the fragmented soul. Like the water-satured garments, you feel weighed down by a heavy heart...
I put the #wildunknown card too to represent the dark visions. In here we find our mind over-analyzing and bringing us fears, worries, anxieties, and the issues associated with them. All the sleepless nights spent worrying about what will happen in the future, the insomnia brought on by anxiety issues, night terrors, mental illness.... .
."Listen, O Lord of the meeting rivers,
Things standing shall fall,
But the moving shall ever stay". Ramanujan
#tarot#tarotspread#creative#witchcraft#lisahunt @lisahuntart @the_wild_unknown #anxiety#insomnia#ghost#mythology#mexican#lallorona#fear#tarotaddict#wings#deadflowers#clocks#nature#naturemorte#kimhuggens#ramanujan#tales#rivers
#clarityspread from the Daughter of Wands ("can represent a woman going through a transformation or spiritual breakthrough"). #XofSwords : this card represents the ruin of everything the querent has been working for. It foretells ruin and backstabbing, and suggests that the mind has sunk to the lowest depths of despair; the body is in ruin, the heart is broken, and the querent does not know who they are, where they are going, or what they want to do. Nothing is good, nothing is right. But once we get this low, the only way we go from here is up. (This is from my last months, past lover, change of work by a truely unfair way and at this moment take care of my health )
VII of Pentacles : some projets take time, patience, and a gentle touch , just as growing plants does. When the seeds have been planned, the plants must be watered regularly, tended, weeded, sometimes trimmed, protected from slugs, and finally after many months, they are fully grown. The #XVIIofPentacles reminds us that the effort we put into the present may not have results for many months or years to come, and that we should approach with patience and care. (Can only makes me thinking about violin :) )
Thanks to the Son of Cups and his artistic and introspective mind. His attitude in life is one of receptivity : they prefer to observe and take everything in, and rarely comment. They can also be prolific creators of works of art, music, and litterature. As a person, others perceive them to be intense and mysterious. And thanks to the Daughter of Pentacles for her extremely hard working. She has vast amounts of inner strength. She is the foundation upon which we can place all our plans and pursuits ; it is the fertile soil waiting to receive the first seeds, and it is the solid rock beneath our feet. As a person, the #DaughterofPentacles is quiet, reflecting, and practical, with immense potential; yet without taking actions on the natural resources and talents they have, they may find they plans go no further than the beginning stages. .
."A crisis even often explodes the illusions that anchor our lives". Robert Veninga.
#clarityspread . The Empress dropped again for 3 days.. .. Ace of Swords comes with the Hierophant, about wisdom, knowledge, mental clarity. When lighting strikes, the whole world seems to light up for just one second. Its as though you can "see everything" and this vision lingers on even through the storm. The Hierophant shows the way, and these keys are those those that the Hierophant holds and can give others , which unlock gateways and doors into higher understanding. The Hierophant in your life is a blessing : this person is an excellent teacher, full of wisdom and knowledge and the desire to convey it to others.
XXI The World : when we reach the World at the end of the Major Arcana, we can also find the end of cycle and the completion of everything. Every ending is also a beginning. The World represents the synthesis of all our wanderings and new experiences : we bring together all the element into a solid foundation for further development. And the XIII Death confirms this inevitable end. In a metaphorical sense, death is also necessary throughout our lives to initiate change and evolution.
."The night kissed the fading day
With a whisper :
"I am death, your mother,
From me you will get new birth". #kimhuggens @the_wild_unknown #wildunknown#death#hierophant#empress#aceofswords#tarotspread#tarotcard#rabindranathtagore#tagore#change#evolution
#clarityspread of today. Here the Empress again. But also from the Major Arcana The Star :
XVII The Star : The starry night sky is beautiful to behold, and this card comes in the Major Arcana after two extremeny difficult and dark cards : XV The Devil and XVI The Tower. The Star acts like a beacon of hope shining in the darkness, promising renewal, healing, rejuvenation, and the release of energy. [...] For centuries, man has used the stars to navigate the world and discover new places. He also created stories about the constellations, and predicted the future upon their omens. Thus, this card represents the realization of our highest purpose and the direction of our spiritual lives.
As a person, constantly optimistic no matter what faces them, they dream and hope and make wishes almost compulsively . Extremely open minded, The Star person embraces everything that comes their way. .
.In most stories, you will find the Star card as an opportunity for the protagonist to experience the calm after the storm, and heal the wounds and hurts they have suffered.
#kimhuggens @lisahuntart #lisahunt#thestar @the_wild_unknown #majorarcana#healing#hope#dreams#wishes#tarotcards#tarotspread#wildunknown
Ace of Cups. House of true heart. #riderwaitetarot . Since I dropped this card a lot... Aces mark the beginning of exciting new phases. Since the suit of Cups deals specifically with love and emotion, you're in for a real treat. Expect to enter a blissful time of health, joy and friendship. By Kim Krans @the_wild_unknown .
By #kimhuggens : The suit of Cups is associated with the element of Water, and therefore our emotional selves and ability to feel, receive, perceive, and create.
The image of a single cup, held aloft or glorified in a beautiful setting, brings to mind the Holy Grail, a symbol of spiritual attainment and union with God. It reminds us of the Catholic Eucharist - the cup bearing the blood of Christ - and of the experience of spiritual union with a higher power. Here is love in its highest, purest form: compassion and spiritual love. The Ace of Cups represents the realization of the love for something beyond us as the love of All, and this realization comes utter joy, bliss, and ecstasy. In this card, the joy is so great that we may feel like vessels, that cannot contain it all complety, and let it flow out into the world.
.Ace of Cups (Giselle) by Lisa Hunt.
The ballet Giselle is a tale of love, hearbreak, and the power of forgiveness. The peasant girl Giselle was wooed by a nobleman named Albrecht, disguised as a commoner. When Giselle discovered that he was engaged to a duke's daughter she spiraled into madness and died of grief. She joined the sonority of female ghosts called Wilis, who, having suffered similar fates, condemn men to dance to their deaths. Giselle saved a remorseful Albrecht from this fatal punishment, though he was sentenced to dance mal night. With Giselle's help, he survived the ordeal until dawn summoned the Wilis back to their graves. Before retreating with her ghostly sisters, Giselle forgave Albrecht and the two proclaimed eternal love. The ghost and her lover tried to touch one another - a gesture of love that transcends the material. Giselle holds a red rose within her ghostly grasp-symbolizing her everlasting love.
Part of my celtic cross this day :
Heart of the matter : The High Priestess. By Kim Huggens :
With her inner wisdom, sense of of mystery, secrecy, and intuition , The High Priestess holds the same keys to the inner world as the Crone archetype of the Feminine Divine. [...] This card represents the inner knowledge that comes through experience and understanding rather than book learning. The High Priestess is the silence of true wisdom, and the ability to truly listen in others and the world around instead of trying to think of an answer. She is the gap or pause in a sentence, conversation, and piece of music. She is traditionally seen as guarding the exit, or entrance of the Temple of Solomon, thus she is a guardian of the threshold of initiation, the doorway through which we pass to approach our inner, silent core of understanding. (Makes me recall The Moon, which is the gateway to shadows, acknowledge the shadows)...
... By Lisa Hunt "The Enchantress - Sibyl". The most famous oracle of Greek /Roman legend, the Sibyl of Cumae (Italy ) guided Aeneus through the land of the dead and eneabled him to return to the living. The Sybil interweaves the energies of past lives and futures events. She illuminates the scene where dream-like specters mingle with relics of the past. A pathway provides a passage to clarity and higher understanding. The sparkles indicate a divine presence.
Part of my celtic cross :
Heart of the matter : XIX The Sun. By Kim Huggens.
After every darkness come the bright light of a new day. [...]. This card is a representation of illumination, realization, and enlightenment that comes after darkness; it is the joy, happiness, and bliss that come through self-awereness and spiritual evolution. Truth can often be painful, just as staring at the sun will blind you, so this card can also bring harsh reality into focus.
Opposing Factors : XIV Temperance . By Kim Huggens.
Here the red and white, the masculine and the feminine, the fire and the water, unite into the androgyne. The Temperance card is one of immense creativity, but also of dissolution. The two forces that unite cannot do so they remain wholly themselves - they must dissolve first. It requires us to break down the polarities in our lives and bring them together. Once we achieve a conglomeration of the disparate forces and influences, we will find ourselves more productive and creative. ...
.By Lisa Hunt "Swan Maiden".
Swan Maidens possessed the ability to shape-shift into human by shedding their feathers. Mortal man seeking their affections would confiscate their feathers and domesticate the captive maidens. But if her feather garnments were discovered, she would change back to a swan and rejoin her flock. The swan maidens is partially in the water, symbolizing the unconscious and her ties to her primal instincts. Her hands reach for the stone and the moss-covered embankment dividing the stability of the earth and the flow of the water. The Swan Maiden represents of both aspects of her being.
Balance and harmony will guide you between conscious deliberation and the deeper waters of the unconscious. This is the time to let go of the ego and submerge into the waters of deeper insights and inner reflection....
."Visit the interior parts of the earth, by rectification you shall find the hidden stone"...
. #tarotspread#celticcross#thesun#temperance#XIV#XIX#wildunknown @the_wild_unknown #lisahunt @lisahuntart #flowers#deadflowers#tarotcards#kimhuggens#mythology#swan#swanmaiden#ghosts#spirits#witchcraft#peace#blacksun
Part of my clarity #spread : Queen of Cups. As water of water, the Queen of Cups is the most receptive, reflective, and introspective expression of the suit of Cups and the element of Water - she is the reflective surface of a glassy lake, the fathomless depths of the ocean, and the never-ending flow of the river. [...] As a person, the Queen of Cups does not seem to possess a personality of her own, rather she responds and changes in reaction to her situation and others around her. This is not a manipulative mask-wearing, but simply the nature of the Queen of Cups to complety reflect and receive external influences. They can be extremely hurt and being affected quickly by circumtances. ...
Queen of Cups by Lisa Hunt :
The Norse hero Svipdag summons his dead mother Groa from the underworld, desperate for her wise counsel. He tells her must go through giants and fire to retrieve the fair maiden Mengloth; a trial put forth by his malevolent stepmother. Groa agreed to help and chants nice charms, each providing protection from the danger ahead. With the assistance of his dead mother, Svigdag prevails and wins Mengloth as his bride. Groa levitates with the full glow of maternal power. Her cup is oversized and close to her heart, symbolic of her copious love and maternal devotion.
#queenofcups#tarotspread#tarotcards#lisahunt @lisahuntart @the_wild_unknown #wildunknown#kimhuggens#svipdag#nordic#scandinave#spirits#ghosts#mythology
Part of my celtic cross. Didn't spread these days, had to deal with too many things, and tarots cards are not always a part of the answer you seek. For the readers, you shall see. Its not gonna be easy, but i want to focus on what matters and my goal.
Goal : Ace of Wands, inspiration; expansion
The number of beginnings in the suit of energy and will brings us a powerful explosion of drive and passion. In the Ace of Wands ; we find the first divine spark that kick-start creation, the first seed of creative idea that drives us forward and begins the creative process, and the first kindling of a sense of self. By Kim Huggens.
Will o' the Whisp by Lisa Hunt.
Also referred to as "fool's fire", these anomalous Flickers usually appear after sundown over remote marshy areas. Hapless travelers lured into the bog would soon discover that the flickering was not tangible , but mere illusions permeating from the gaseous marshlands. The forest is alive with boisterous spirits, whose energy illuminates dark passages and provides clarity. The light and orbs are representative of higher spirit at work. The water is a reflection of the deep reservoirs of the mind, populated with Flickers of wisdom and creative insight.
#kimhuggens#lisahunt @lisahuntart #tarotcard#spread#aceofwands#spirits#goal#celticcross#ghosts
"For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union" (Aleister Crowley)
#spread of tonight. Strengh & Lovers are blessing my day.
Strengh by Lisa Hunt :
Ancient Egyptians believed that each person is born with a spiritual double that lived detached from the body and served as the life force. The deceased would join Ka for eternity. Ka would wander at night in search of a place to live and food to eat in the afterlife. If Ka were neglected, it would return to haunt the living. Therefore, Egyptians preserved the body through mummification and left offerings of food for substenance. The mummy's chest is illuminated with a powerful glow, representing the soul essence. The swirling energy shows the dualistic between the physical body and the eternal spirit.
Lovers by Kim Huggens, in mythology "Isis and Osiris", the Divine sibling-lovers.
The story tells how their jealous brother Set killed Osiris, and dismenbered him, scattering the fourteen pieces of his body throughout Egypt. Isis sought the pieces far and wide, and eventually succeeded in reuniting them all save one. The story represents the way that other people can help us reunite the missing pieces of our selves.
#lisahuntart @lisahuntart #kimhuggens#mythology#egyptians#lovers#isis#osiris#strengh#tarotcard#ka#spirits
Such a beautiful spread for today.
Celestial twins : the Moon, gateway to shadow, and the Sun, conversely was an agent of illumination. After every darkness come the bright light of new day. As the Lovers would say "For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union " (Aleister Crowley)
Probably due to the mastery of the Father of Swords and the divine skills of the Magician... #love#lovers#themoon#the sun #tarotspread#wildunknown#kimhuggens#kimkrans#themagician#flowers
MBTI and the Court Cards.
In my case :
Queen of Wands : Water of Fire and Color of Fire/INFJ (by Kim Huggens) [...]
As a person, the Queen of Wands is charismatic, beautiful , sensual and sexual. She is warm, often playing the hostess or the desirable coquette . She enjoys social encounters, particularly parties and dancing, and is quite the social butterfly . At times she can become hedonistic , however, and intimidating to those who are shy and nervous. But at her best, she knows how to bring people out of their shells and inspire passions of many kind within them. Vivacious and confident, she is a joy to behold, and her presence make life that little bit brighter.
The White Ladies by Lisa Hunt
These lovely, diaphanous ghosts dance near moonlit ravines, bridges, and other narrow passageways. If the passe-by acted kindly, he would be treated well, but if he was rude, he risked punishment. White Ladies could be helpful to travelers, woman in childbirth, and miners. The transparency of the dress suggests a deeper connection with the non-material world. The presence of all the elements : water, earth, air and fire, indicates the limitless possibilies
#MBTI#INFJ#Queenofwands#tarotcards @lisahuntart #kimhuggens
#DayNine of #crazyapriltarot hosted by @tarotstellaria asks, “In what area of my life should I develop thicker skin?” #Judgement#TarotIlluminati There are many transformations and #rebirths I’m undergoing in my life—in many arenas (i.e. physical, spiritual, etc.). What I must continue to do is be detached from giving a crap about others’ opinions regarding my life #transformations . Most people don’t love themselves let alone love others—why should I care about their opinions? Being hung up on the opinions’ of others about one’s life is slavery. And I refuse to be a slave. Part of the entry in this guidebook written by #KimHuggens and #ErikCDunne illuminates, “The Call to Awakening. From your #birth to your #death you are caged in worldly trappings, weighted down by the world. You are lead, ugly metal for everyday use, touched only briefly by the light. But you may, having glimpsed the #light in the #shadows of your #tomb , crawl towards it, and put yourself through the #alchemical process that transmutes lead into #gold . You are rock-born, coming from the dust of the earth, but you need not return to dust at the end of your days if you but strive towards the light. One day you will hear my call of #awakening and #resurrection , cast off your chains and let go of fear, moving from darkness into light. You will stretch your arms to the #heavens and cry out that you are free, and the tears that fall down your cheeks will take fear with them. In the beginning the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep; and the angel hovered over the face of the waters and said, Let there be light! And there was Light. This is only the beginning, not the end.” And, in the Themes and Concepts section for this card we have, “Hearing a call to a purpose; rebirth; the phoenix rising from its ashes; freeing yourself of what holds your back; leaving behind the past; the dawn of a new era in your life; understanding a #spiritualcalling ; awakening; #freedom from suffering.” #globalalchemist