Hear Your Inner Voice
Intuition is the inner voice, the “little voice”, and the “gut reaction”. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between that inner voice which speaks needed truth, and the other “voices” vying for attention. Those other voices often have names such as “fear”, “anxiety” and “desire”.
How do you hear your truth? What does the truth feel like when you hear it?
Three Ways to Hear Your Inner Voice in Tarot
Tarot reading is both intuitive and interpretive. If you’ve been studying your card meanings, but want to access the true psychic nature of the divinatory process, try these three techniques to increase your ability to hear your inner voice during a reading.
1. Perform your reading in sacred space. This includes using meditation and energy work to attune yourself to your higher wisdom, and welcome in the support of Spirit. Pay special attention to your breathing. Just as in yoga and exercise, breathing is very important in intuitive work.
2. Pay attention to your senses. As you are performing the reading, what are you sensing? Do you hear something, or see something out of the corner of your eye? Does a memory from your own life pop in, and seem pertinent?
We experience intuition with our whole bodies, so pay attention to what you feel in your whole body during a reading.
3. Let the cards talk to you. What do the cards say to you? What do you see in the pictures? How do they make you feel? Are there particular images that stick out as especially significant? Go beyond your memorized interpretations, and let the cards speak.
The Week in Review
This week, on my personal blog, I shared “An Open Letter to Spiritual Seekers: Disillusion is Part of the Path.”
You may have heard that we got a lot of rain here in Tampa this week. On my Dark Forest blog, I shared a video of a frog singing in the rain. It took me a while to find the source of the loud chirping, but when I did, I fell in love with this cute little guy. You will too!
From Around the Web
For your listening pleasure, here’s an archive of a podcast from the Audacious Eleven, featuring my friend Robin Renee. The topic is “I Need a Good Psychic!”
Here’s an interesting article on what it means to “hold space” for people, from Heather Plett.
Angelo Nasios, of That’s Totally Tarot, is in school. He wrote a paper on tarot history for a class. You can read it on his blog.
Two Tarot Cards for the Inner Voice
If you want to be more intuitive, get a tarot deck and learn how to use it! The process of working with the images of tarot will absolutely increase your intuition, and your ability to distinguish truth.
There are a few cards that specifically speak of intuition. When these cards appear, you may be directed to pay more attention to your own truth, and to deeply listen to your own intuition.
Two cards of intuition are the High Priestess and the Moon. They are both Major Arcana cards, and both related to the element of Water.
The High Priestess instructs us to journey into the realm of the subconscious, and discover what lies there. What are the secrets you keep, even from yourself? How can you bring those things to light?
Spend some time in meditation with the High Priestess, and you may find you deep, internal truth.
The Moon speaks of the spiritual questions that we all share, and the answers we all seek. These are not as much personal truths as they are Universal truths.
Each of these cards can have mundane meanings and predictive interpretations. However, each of these cards also carries a separate special message.
That message is an invitation to hear your inner voice.
What’s up at the Psychic Café?
In honor of the upcoming TarotCon, I’m featuring an episode of Christiana’s Psychic Café from a year ago. My guests are Mary Ellen Collins and Diane Wilkes, and the topic is “Tarot Gatherings”.
With so much available to us in social media, why is it important for us to meet with each other in person?
Watch the video, and find out!
Image from Gilded Reverie Lenormand, by Ciro Marchetti
Card Fourteen: Fox
Card Fourteen, Fox, is sometimes considered a negative card. This card can be a warning against deception and deceit. When the Fox is present, there may be lies, or even illegal activities.
Sometimes, though, a strategic approach is necessary. Sometimes the Fox can discuss the difficult things we must negotiate to take care of ourselves and our family. In this way, the Fox can refer to hard work, and a cunning nature.
The Fox is related to the Nine of Clubs. This can indicate a possible promotion, a sense of fate pushing you forward, or an indication of a distance to be traveled.
Next week, we will explore Card Fifteen, Bear.
Last Chance for TarotCon Discount, and Call for Vendors
The Tarosophy Tarot Association is bringing TarotCon to Palm Beach Gardens on October 10th and 11th, and you’re invited!
Visit the webpage to see the growing list of speakers, and reserved your seat and your hotel room. You will also find a link to reserve a vending spot, if you would like to attend as a vendor.
On August 9th, the early bird special will be over, and the tickets will be full price.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and play with the international tarot community!
Image from Gilded Royale, by Ciro Marchetti.
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Your one-card reading this week is the Seven of Cups.
This card encourages you to use your imagination, and consider all the wonderful opportunities and possibilities that are available to you.
At the same time, this card cautions you to guard against illusion and fantasy, and to be careful about the choices you make.
This week, take an open-minded accounting of your options, choices and possibilities. Then, before you make any final decisions, do a reality check and make sure your choices will serve you.
Sunday, August 9, 3:30 pm
Tampa Bay Area Tarot Meetup
Panera Bread, 23388 State Road, Lutz, 33549
We’ll meet at Panera to discuss the cards of the Lenormand system. This is a friendly, informal group. Expect to learn and have fun!
For more information, visit the event listing on my website.
Wednesday, August 12, 7 pm
Free WebEx Webinar Available Exclusively On Line
Global Tarot Circle
Join me, and tarot friends from around the world, for an hour of tarot fun, study, fellowship and contemplation. We’ll share readings and tarot reading techniques.
You can log in from your computer, tablet or smartphone, or you can call in.
Find all the information you need on the event listing on my website.
Origins Spa and Wellness Center
1537 N Dale Mabry Highway #102
Lutz, FL 33548
Private telephone, Skype and in person readings and instruction are available by appointment.
Tarot parties at your home or office are available throughout Florida.
Call 813-948-4488, toll free 866-99TAROT,
or text or call 561-655-1160
for more information or to schedule your event.
Agent inquiries are welcome.