I was cruising around the Internet looking up anything and everything about Tarot. I really love all the YouTube videos that are out. So many quality readers giving out advice and instruction. I scrolled down, and down, and down, when it became apparent just how many readers out there also teach. Soooo many teachers! It made me realize that after so many years of having the tarot be a major feature in my life (21 to be exact) I have never felt pulled to teach. I have never had a want to stand up in front of a class and teach methods and spreads. I do, however LOVE brainstorming and sharing the tarot with other readers, new or old. I have always felt I was too much of a student to teach. I feel like the Page of Cups; a bad teacher because I’m always off on my own dreamy adventure and my own adventure distracts me, but a good example. I’m dedicated, excited and always listening to the tarot!
I feel more like a companion when it comes to the advice I’ve given other readers who have asked. I feel like we are constantly learning from each other. No one is wrong. Everyone brings something different. I learn from the people I read for, even. Each new experience brings a lesson. Maybe it’s that I stay too open at times? I’m bad at concreting myself into anything. My mind is always changing and I would hate to drag a class full of people through the many faces of my mind.
How do you view yourself? Do you aim to teach others or be a companion? I do believe you can be both. I have taken quite a few classes in recent years and all the best teachers I found were. Maybe someday I’ll change my tune but for now I will stay a companion and ever evolving student of the tarot. Those who I meet on that path may hold my hand for a while but we each must work toward our own destiny.
Here’s a little list of just some of the names of the full moons coming to us throughout this new year. I can’t wait for the blessing of seeing each one of them. 🌚🌝
-The waxing moon from the beautiful coast of California. Where the forest meets the ocean and the mists water the trees. I live in such a magical place.
As many of you know, I am currently enrolled in the Tarosophy certification course. I’m actually about half way through.😊 I have been enjoying this course so intensely. Even after years of reading, it has opened my eyes to even more possibilities within the cards. They provide a logical, yet very intuitive approach to becoming comfortable and confident in your card reading skills. The instructor of this particular course is no other than Kim Huggins, the author of the companion book to the Tarot Illuminati set, of which I’m reviewing today.
During class, she used just a few images from this deck and I totally fell in love. I don’t always go for shiny things but this deck really spoke to me with its color and different take on expression in each card. To my eyes the pictures showed movement, almost like a 3-d effect. The details are just wonderful, right down to the card backs that resemble dragon eyes and compasses. I find all parts of these cards inspiring and expressive.
– The Tarot Illuminati Deck
So I ordered this deck and loved it! I’ve had it for less than a week and have already done so many honest and illuminating readings with these cards. I’m so pleased, as are my clients. The artwork of Erik C. Dunne is so vibrant and entrancing, it is truly like entering the scene of the card, allowing me to feel the moment and the message. Above are just a few of my favorite cards in this deck. This was a tough choice, my friends. I mean, look at that dog on The Fool card! The strength and power shown on the Queen of Wands. The patience and thoughtfulness of the Strength card. The grace under pressure and courage of the Tower card. So expressive and so beautiful.
The companion book is beautifully written and Illustrated, making the study of it all the easier. Kim Huggins does a wonderful job touching on the meanings, themes, and concepts of each card. I’m very impressed, indeed.
If you are looking to buy another deck (like most of us secretly are) I highly recommend taking a good look at this one. I have to say, I was surprised that I loved it this much since I usually go for more simple, less vibrant cards. Again, I am shown the worth of expanding my horizons. I am forever the student.
All the Blessings,
Enjoy your 3 day weekend on an even deeper level.
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Cheers my friends
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”.
– The Louis Agassiz Tree in California
It’s amazing, the power and weight of thoughts.
You have the power to free yourself from a great, many things.
Cut through the illusion.💚🔪
Just another idea on how to put intention in the mundane. Make everything you do have meaning.🌰🌱
Intention. Man oh man, do I love it! It’s such an easy thing to do. Making the mundane into the magical. Making the simple, small bits count. The very definition of the word, “an aim or a plan; the healing process of a wound”, conjures up all sorts of hopeful feelings. It reminds me of the power that every action holds. I see it as the seed of magic.
Before the Sabbath in the Jewish religion, when the challah is made, it is made with prayer and intention. The baker prays while kneading the dough. They envision the coming together of family and friends, this bread nourishing their bellies and souls. The loaves are braided to represent unification. To represent the coming together in love to enjoy the simple things in life.
Such a simple thing bread is yet, it can be filled with so much meaning. That’s true of all things mundane. What you put into things is what you can expect to get out. Taking the time to truly make something special, something that you poured a part of yourself into, can always make a difference in your outcome. I apply this to many things in my life.
It’s as simple as taking a moment, breathing, and focusing your mind. It has the power to change everything. 💚