World Tarot Day,
What does it mean
To readers far and wide?
It is Our Holiday
Arrived in time
To share with yours and mine.
What insights shall we glean today?
What absolutes are there?
Insights they do abound my dear
But no absolutes to share.
For your future is yet to be
It is written as we ponder
The choices are yours to make
Freewill then, we do wonder.
If any A-Quester dare to ask
“What does my Future show?”
The Wise One will answer, “Child,
You still have far to go.”
So why not take a peak
And see what lies in store?
To celebrate your Way and mine,
The Universe will share
The Wisdom found within the cards
All answers hidden there.
Opportunities in Obstacles Spread
By: Koneta Bailey – NewPathsTarot
“For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin–real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me, these obstacles were my life.” –Alfred D’Souza
I posted this quote on my Facebook page because I identified with it and thought others might as well. It started an internal dialogue about life’s obstacles and how I perceive them, verses someone else’s point of view, and if looked at as a learning experience, how these obstacles can be turned into opportunities. We all have them, (obstacles) its part of life and living, growing, and learning. Without obstacles we would never learn to do anything for ourselves, nor would we appreciate the experiences we have gained by overcoming them. Everyone knows this on some level, its commons sense right? Most are taught this from birth and it becomes second nature, or it should be. Still, not everyone tackles them the same.
Do you know what year card you are in? Which Major Arcana card corresponds and how is it affecting you? Mary K Greer addresses this phenomenon in Tarot for Yourself and her book, Tarot Constellations. I don’t know how long these formula have been around but I have been intrigued and thought it would be worthwhile to take a closer look and see how closely my year coincides with my “year” card.
The formula for determining your Major Arcana year card is fairly simple, you add your month of birth, plus your date of birth plus the current year. So, my formula would look like (October) 10 + 29 + 2010 = 2049, then 2+0+4+9=15 15=The Devil.
The Devil — Legacy of the Divine Tarot
Check out the Interview with Den Elder, founder of WTD in ATA’s edition of Tarot Reflecions.
The stated purpose is:
“To promote the use of the Tarot tool across all human made
borders, be they political boundaries, misunderstandings of the
mind, or ignorance of the tool itself, for the benefit and growth
of the Spiritual Self.”
will now be over seeing WTD, find the press release, article here.
I have been using and working with the “Pearls Of Wisdom” Tarot recently, and thought I would try it out on a Past, Present, Future spread with 3 card clusters for each category.
I only recently purchased my deck and it is the Second Edition version. As I understand it, the difference between the first and second editions is the border, (Roxi, correct me if I’m wrong) it has a dark blue border, where as the first edition border was white. It is a beautiful deck painted by Roxi Sim and published by 7th House. Caeli Fullbrite wrote the accompanying book that is fully illustrated and the symbolism of the artwork is fully described and explained. I relied heavily on the LWB for this reading as I wanted to use the specific meanings for the cards that support the artist’s as well as the author’s idea of what the cards represent. One thing that has stood out for me in using this deck, I seem to turn up a lot of Major Arcana cards no matter which spread I’m using. Coincidence?
Ok, back to the reading. I did not mean for this to turn into a Deck Review, LOL.