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    Tarot Deck Review – The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews

    Tarot Deck Reviewed The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 144 Pages Publication Date: 12/08/2020     The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews, published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA, copyright by Caitlin Matthews in 2005. This set is visually rich, luxurious, and filled with the art, sketches, writings and inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci, both within the card images and the accompanying guidebook. The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot comes in a sturdy 7 1/8 inch by 9 5/8 inch gift-style cardboard box with glossy finish yellow background and…

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    Comparing The King of Wands & The King of Swords     We haven’t looked at the Court Cards of the Tarot for a while, so it is a good time to compare two Court Cards. This month we will compare two Kings, the King of Wands and the King of Swords. If you have been journeying with me already, you can skip the next paragraphs that offer some foundational information. The 78 cards of a Tarot deck consist of 22 Major Arcana cards (dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, and archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in…

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    Oracle Deck & Guide Book Review – The Hearth Path Oracle Cards: Miraculous Messages of Love by Nadine Gordon-Taylor

    Oracle Deck & Guidebook Review The Heart Path Oracle Cards Miraculous Messages of Love by Nadine Gordon-Taylor Publisher: Bear & Company 53 Card Deck & 121 Page Guidebook Publication Date: 9/22/20     In this beautiful Oracle Deck and Guidebook, Nadine Gordon-Taylor invites you into the visionary world of mystical archetypes. With riveting art that not only speaks to the mind, but the heart and the soul as one. The use of the word miraculous isn’t in anyway an overstatement with this deck. Many of the cards feature animals and other deep symbols and archetypes in impossible juxtapositions. Many of the images are difficult for the mind to accept when…

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    Comparing The Magician & The Chariot     I’m in a Major Arcana kind of mood again, so let’s compare two Major Arcana cards: The Magician and The Chariot. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next paragraph. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”) is a generic, idealized model of a person, an object, or a…

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    Comparing The High Priestess and The Hierophant     This month, we will stay within the Major Arcana and discuss a pairing that I briefly mentioned last month: The High Priestess and The Hierophant. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next paragraph. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”) is a generic, idealized model of a…

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    Comparing The High Priestess & The Empress     We have done a lot of comparing of two cards in order to discover subtle differences that help with interpretation. This month, we will examine two cards that we already know are different, with the intention of discovering more subtle meanings. I’m in a Major Arcana kind of mood as this year comes to a close, so let’s compare two Major Arcana cards: The High Priestess and The Empress, two aspects of the Sacred Feminine. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next paragraph. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot…

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    Comparing the Ten of Wands & the Ten of Swords Many Tarot cards can seem similar enough to each other that interpreting them when they both show up in a spread can be challenging. One way to achieve a deeper understanding of a card is to compare it to another card. This month we will compare two Minor Arcana cards, the 10 of Wands and the 10 of Swords. We will explore similarities between these two cards and the differences. I will be using card images from the Rider Tarot Deck for this analysis. Both of our cards have the number 10. The number 10 represents the end of one…

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    Working with the Morrigan Oracle Deck

    During the pandemic I’ve been focusing on learning more about Irish Paganism, partly because I grew up with tales of Ireland and the Tuatha dé Danann, but also because I’ve studied and honoured the Morrigan for years and wanted to go deeper, and get more in touch with the lore. One of the tools that was recommended via the Irish Pagan School was the Morrigan Oracle Cards deck by Morpheus Ravenna and Hannah Storyteller. This gorgeous set of cards is full of themes from Irish mythology, beautifully detailed and with only a brief guidebook (downloadable), so it really encourages you to use your own intuition. Since the 2nd of November,…

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    A Tarot Spread for the Winter Solstice

    This Tarot journey awakens you to the ways in which you engage when you are challenged and called to move from the darkness of winter into the Light of promise and hope for what “could be”. The imagery of the sunburst and the placement of the center cards being more closely framed within the Sun’s flares call to the energetic flow between your lower (instinctual) self, your Higher (Divine) SELF and the necessary space of communication and dialogue that resides in your Middle (coalescing) s/Self. The outer Cards (2 and 3) hold the extremes of balance (you could think Equinox) and the opposing dialogue that is required to achieve a…

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    Comparing the 4 of Cups and the 4 of Wands     Many Tarot cards can seem similar enough to each other that interpreting them when they both show up in a spread can be challenging. One way to achieve a deeper understanding of a card is to compare it to another card. This month we will compare two Minor Arcana cards, the 4 of Cups and the 4 of Wands. We will explore similarities between these two cards, and then we will look at the differences. I will be using card images from the Rider Tarot Deck for this analysis. The basic messages or traditional interpretations of these two…