Tarot Topics 4/8/2015: Showers and Flowers
Showers and Flowers
We’ve all heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers.” As well as a comment on spring weather, this is a useful reminder that good things always follow difficult things.
Whether your challenges feel like a gentle spring rain or a dangerous downpour, no doubt handling those challenges well now will bring you something better in the future.
Just as the spring rains nurture the lovely, colorful blossoms, let the joy and renewal of the coming spring nurture you this week!
Finding Light in the Dark Cards
Here is a great tarot exercise to try on your own, or with a group.
Go through your tarot deck, card by card. Remove each card that feels “dark” to you. Include the cards that are typically considered negative, along with any cards you particularly don’t like.
Now, go through your pile of dark cards, one by one. Look at each image, and think about it’s meaning. Challenge yourself to find something positive in each card.
Is the sun rising in the Ten of Swords?
Might the captives be able to free themselves from the Devil?
By considering positive possibilities in these dark cards, you will increase you own ability to heal from the dark things in your life, as well as your understanding of some of the more difficult tarot cards.
The Week in Review
This week I am happy to welcome a new blogger to our Community Blog. You might remember Tabitha Dial from a recent Psychic Café episode. Her first post with us uses tarot to help understand your personality, and your social energy.
On my personal blog this week, I shared some thoughts about professional tarot reading. No matter how much we know about human behavior, the job of the reading is to provide unique insight, not conventional wisdom. Read “Divination and Demographics”.
From Around the Web
Theresa Reed, the Tarot Lady, included me in two of her posts this week. Check out her “Mad Hookups for April”. Theresa has such a unique, contemporary and wise voice. I love her “Hit List” this month, and am pleased to be included there, as well.
Not only did Tabitha Dial debut as a guest blogger on our Community Blog this week, she is also working with Carrie Paris on this wonderful project, “Divine Poetics”.
Here’s a piece that is both personally poignant and helpful for tarot study. Read “What Your Brave Is” from Ginny Hunt’s 78 Notes to Self.
Spring Rain Tarot Spread
Here’s a three-card tarot spread to help you make the most of any challenge. Lay out the cards in a vertical row, starting from the top and working down.
Card 1, The Rain: This card represents a current challenge you are facing.
Card 2, Your Umbrella: This card gives advice for mitigating or surviving the challenge.
Card 3, The Flower: This card represents your ultimate success in this matter.
Try this spread to see what will be blooming in your life!
What’s up on the Psychic Café?
I had the good fortune to have lunch with Jenna Matlin of Queen of Wands Tarot this week, while she was in Florida on vacation.
In honor of meeting one of my great tarot friends in person for the first time, our featured show this week will be my interview with Jenna Matlin about her book, “Have Tarot will Travel.”
This show offers a lot of great hints and insight for professional readers. You can watch it at your convenience, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.
The King of Pentacles is the final card in the suit of Pentacles. With the cards placed in order according to common tradition, the King of Pentacles is the last card of the tarot deck.
Kings, in tarot, represent leadership, authority and institution. Often, Kings will represent adult men.
The King of Pentacles might represent a man born under an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn).
As a man, the King of Pentacles can be grounded, stable, responsible, or wealthy.
The King of Pentacles could represent an institution of banking or finance.
The King of Pentacles may appear in a reading to advise you to take a leadership role, perhaps specifically a leadership role regarding something financial, or within your workplace.
The King of Pentacles could indicate a male love interest, or an upcoming job advancement.
The King of Pentacles could advise running for an elected office, applying for a promotion or starting a business.
When the King of Pentacles is present, look for increased stability and wealth.
Next week we will begin a new learning journey here at Tarot Topics!
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Spring is here and love is in the air! The Two of Cups is the card of perfect love, and perfect partnership.
For single people, the Two of Cups promises the advent of a new relationship.
For partnered people, the Two of Cups suggests a time of reconnection, balance, peace and love within the relationship.
The Two of Cups reminds us of the healing power of love, and invites us to nurture deeper, more loving, more trusting relationships.
Sunday, April 19, 3:30 pm
Tampa Bay Area Tarot Meetup
Panera Bread, 23388 State Road 54, Lutz, FL 33559
Join us for fun, food, fellowship and tarot! We’ll share our thoughts about tarot, and our experiences with the cards. We’ll perform readings for each other, and enjoy sharing energy with tarot friends new and old!
Visit the Meetup site for more information.
Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm
Free WebEx Webinar Available Exclusively On Line
The Four Elements and the Minor Arcana
Join us for this 75-minute long free tarot webinar with Christiana Gaudet. You’ll learn about the Four Elements and their relation to the Minor Arcana.
Wherever you are in your tarot journey, this exciting webinar will give you a new understanding of your cards, and new insight in your readings.
Simply visit the event listing on my website, and follow the links, or call the telephone number, to participate.
Thursday, April 30, 7 pm
Free WebEx Webinar Available Exclusively On Line
Global Tarot Circle
Let the author of “Fortune Stellar” and “Tarot Tour Guide” help you deepen your tarot practice while you connect with tarot readers from all over the world! Here’s what a recent participant had to say about Global Tarot Circle.
"I enjoyed the tarot webinar tonight, Christiana was informative, insightful and gave great advice for beginning and advanced tarot readers. I found a space where I can chat with other tarot professionals in real time... thanks so much!"
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Private readings and instruction are available by appointment.
Tarot parties at your home or office are available throughout Florida.
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