The cotd for Monday, October 7, 2013 comes from The Halloween Tarot by Kipling West.
“Just One Look”
What at first glance looks to be a poster from an old horror movie, is really just a hairy dude looking for a seafood restaurant. The sign on the tree clearly shows “Lobster” is on the menu. An enormous full moon hangs in the background while a scrawny black cat looks disdainfully on. The pumpkin and skeleton appear to be frightened, but they can’t help it, they were “drawn” that way. Whose to say Mr. Werewolf isn’t an expected guest? After all, the doggy doesn’t appear to be the least bit ruffled, and seems to be calmly waiting for a pat on the head.
The COTD for Monday, September 9, 2013 comes from the Anna.k Tarot by Anna Klaffinger.
From the companion book: “The Moon represents the unconscious, the dark, and the shadow sides of life. It symbolizes the journey to the deepest abyss of the soul, to the irrational source of life. The Moon represents times in which you meet your primal fears, times of mourning and sadness. It represents everything which is dark and hidden, which is not accessible with reason, which cannot be described with words.”
The cotd for Wednesday, May 29, 2013 is from the Dream Raven Tarot by Beth Seilonen.
“Inhale the Good, Exhale the Bad”
Companion booklet: “The Moon Dream Raven knows when to let go and leave what is not conducive to bring dreams to reality. When all else fails, there are times when it is best to pack up and fly away. There is nothing more to gain by hanging onto what is not meant to be or that is unhealthy to life.
The focus of this card is letting go. Giving up can be a painful and sorrowful event, but you need to do this for your own sake and sanity. You are strong to do what needs to be done and can weather the tides of emotion to break free of the past.”
The cotd for Saturday, May 25, 2013 comes from the Ancestral Path Tarot by Julie Cuccia-Watts.
“Into the Light”
LWB- Understanding and flowing with cycles; perceiving patterns in events; creating patterns of meaning in life; weaving destiny; distinguishing between webs illusion and reality; coming to the end of a cycle. You may be a fly caught in a web; or a poorly woven pattern may have to be undone and rewoven. Resistance to adapting to cycles may create roadblocks in your path.
Saturday, April 20th, 2013, was the inaugural show of “Tiptoeing Through the Tarot” on Mary Nale’s Attune Magazine Radio show. These Tarot segments are tentatively planned for once a month where we plan on discussing everything Tarot. This first show was all about the Moon card. I created the spread, “The Bright Side of the Dark Side” specifically for this discussion. The card backs used are from the in-progress Tarot deck, The Ecliptic Tarot – design by Bob Bailey.