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    Book and Deck Review – Soulflower: Plant Spirit Oracle by Lisa Estabrook

    Book and Deck Review Soulflower: Plant Spirit Oracle by Lisa Estabrook Publisher: Findhorn Press 44 card deck and 176 page guidebook Publication Date: March 29, 2022     “The one big truth that I most wish to share is that we already have, and always have had, everything we need to be happy, to be whole. We are not broke; we are simply disconnected from our hearts and the truth of who we are,” Lisa Estabrook writes in the preface. She had lost her way in the culture of constant action, separation, scarcity, and elusive goals such as success and happiness. To begin listening to her heart and soul again…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The 9 of Pentacles & The Empress     This month, we will examine two cards that seem to have similar messages, with the intention of discovering more subtle meanings. We will mix the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana as we compare The Empress and the 9 of Pentacles. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next two paragraphs. 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…

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    Book Review – The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding Tarot: Your Handbook to Reading and Intuiting the Tarot by Cassie Uhl

    Book Review The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding Tarot Your Handbook to Reading and Intuiting the Tarot by Cassie Uhl Publisher: Rock Point 184 Pages Publication Date: October 18, 2021     The Zenned Out Guide to Understanding Tarot: Your Handbook to Reading and Intuiting the Tarot by Cassie Uhl, founder of the Zenned Out series, published by Rock Point, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 142 West 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Copyright 2021 by Quarto Publishing Group, USA Inc., and text and illustrations copyright 2021 by Cassie Uhl. Practical Tarot Techniques is a 6 inch by 8 inch hard cover book with a matte finish…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Rainbow Kipper By Toni Puhle & Artist Steven Bright

    Oracle Deck Review Rainbow Kipper By Toni Puhle Artist Steven Bright Publisher: Red Feather 36 Cards, 112 Page Book Publication Date: April 28, 2021     The Rainbow Kipper is a Kipper deck created by author Toni Puhle and artist Steven Bright, and is published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310. Copyright 2021 by Toni Puhle and Steven Bright. A Kipper deck is a cousin to the Lenormand and Gypsy or Tzigane Oracles. Kipper is a German divination system dating back to the 19th Century, using 36 cards that are clearly focused on day-to day roles, relationships and…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Hierophant & The Devil     Let’s look at an interesting pairing this month, and compare The Hierophant with The Devil. Not everyone is comfortable examining at The Devil, but there are interesting similarities between these two cards. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next two paragraphs. 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”)…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Magician & The Devil     Let’s look at an interesting pairing this month, and compare The Magician with The Devil. Yes, these two Major Arcana cards have differences, but they have similarities, too. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next two paragraphs. 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…

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    Seeing the Signs: Oracle Deck Review -The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas

    Oracle Deck Review The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 44 Cards & 112 Page Guide Book Publication Date: August 28, 2020     Once again, I am reviewing an oracle deck based on the images of animals. The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas and published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit has an entirely different look and feel than the Animal Lore Oracle Cards that I reviewed last month. They are every bit as artistically beautiful as spiritual, they certainly speak to the diviner using the cards. But the colors used to illustrate the cards – while vibrant and glowing – are…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing the Four of Swords & the Four of Cups     This month we will talk about two Tarot cards that approach the same concept, withdrawal, from two different vantage points. Let’s investigate the Four of Cups and the Four of Swords. The Four of Cups and the Four of Swords are Minor Arcana cards, so we know the message offered by these cards will most likely be more immediate in nature, or will most likely be connected to more day-to-day issues. The easiest way to get a decent understanding of a Minor Arcana card is to examine its number, or in the case of Court Cards, its rank,…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Emperor & The Hierophant     We have already compared The Empress and The High Priestess. This month, we will return to the Major Arcana, and compare The Emperor and The Hierophant. Before we begin breaking them down, let’s define and remind ourselves of some terms. 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,…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing the Aces     Let’s shake things up a bit this month, and talk about the four Aces and their connections to each other. Aces are different from the other Minors, as they are seen as being the seeds of their suit and element, rather than the manifestation of their suit and element. Aces are not material or manifested. They are tendencies that are the foundation of the manifestations of their suit; for example the Ace of Pentacles is not Earth, but rather a tendency to become Earth! The Aces are Minor Arcana cards, so we know right away that the messages offered by these cards will usually be…