The Shit Sandwich Tarot Spread

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The Shit Sandwich Tarot Spread

Did your teacher talk about the ‘shit sandwich’ when you went to school? It’s a technique for how to deliver constructive criticism. Basically, it consists of saying something supportive/encouraging, then adding in the criticism (pointing out what could be improved, along with tips about how to do so) and ending the same way you started by mentioning something that you are already doing that works. For criticism to be constructive, you have to let the person know what already works as well as what needs improvement. Today I received ‘constructive criticism’ from a self-appointed website expert. She more or less condemned my  other website to hell and at first wouldn’t comment at all other than to say ‘uh-oh.’ Then she listed all the faults without giving any tips on how to improve any of them. In the end, and after conferring with friends, I decided to not take her lack of shit sandwich awareness personally. Instead, I created a 3 Card ‘Shit Sandwich’ Tarot Spread: Gilded Tarot Royale – www.ciromarchetti.com Card one – The Lovers. Something I’m doing right… Well, I clearly go the theme right for the site in question! The Lovers is confirmation that specialising in Tarot for Love & Relationships was a good move. And frankly, the visitor numbers speak for themselves on that. Card two – The Ace of Swords. Something I need to improve. The Ace of Swords here feels very much like some kind of call to action (which I know is lacking), as well as making sure that I keep introducing new ideas and concepts. I also need to start selling e-books. The focus needs to be on what is new and fresh in all departments. Card three – The Knight of Pentacles. Another thing site has going for it. I have already gained returning clients as well as blog readers. The Ace of Swords will help me widen my circle so that new clients can find me… but it’s wonderful to have such loyal readers and clients – for that I am truly grateful. Blessed be! Lisa PS. This spread was first published on www.tarotize.com back in 2012. The love and relationship site discussed was Love Dove Tarot. The posts from both those site were moved to Angelorum.co in...

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Imbolc – Goddess Brigid Tarot Spread

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Imbolc – Goddess Brigid Tarot Spread

Tonight, 1 February, I will be celebrating Imbolc. This is a festival in honour of the Celtic triple solar Goddess Brigid.  Many centuries ago, the Christian church usurped the pagan celebration and turned into the feast of Candlemas – a celebration of the virgin Mother of God recovering after having given birth. What both these festivals have in common is that they celebrate the return of the light after a season of darkness. The Goddess emerges after her long sleep. There are many ways of celebrating her return. Personally, I like to decorate my home with yellow, white, orange and red flowers (solar colours) as well as lots of candles. I follow the old Celtic tradition on honouring Spirit on the eve of the feast day, a tradition that we have kept to for all major holidays in my own native country, Sweden. GODDESS BRIGID TAROT SPREAD I have created a spread based on the three main attributes of the Goddess Brigid. She is the Goddess of the Fires of Inspiration, the Forge and the Hearth. Pull one card for each of the three Fires: The Sun, 3 of Disks and Queen of Wands from the Rosetta Tarot 1. The Fire of Inspiration – How I can allow my muse to be heard? 2. The Fire of the Forge – How can I dedicate the work of my hands to the good of mankind? 3. The Fire of the Hearth – How can I be a healing presence in the life of my nearest and dearest? SAMPLE READING The Goddess Brigid answers: 1. The Sun – Do that which makes you truly happy. Don’t be afraid to forge new paths. Now is a time to lead, not to follow. Childlike joy guides you. You are blessed. 2. 3 of Disks (Mars in Capricorn) – You are already a busy bee doing what you love. Keep up the good work and don’t be afraid to involve yourself with others. There are many who strive to bring healing and sound structures to the planet. You may need to create a schedule for yourself as your ideas are more numerous than the hours of the day. Delegate. 3. The Queen of Wands (last decan of Pisces and first two of Aries) – Don’t worry too much if you fall behind with your chores. Your current state of inspiration brings good cheer to those you love even if your senses are not adjusted to detailed house work. But people still need to eat, so let the magick flow into the kitchen. Cook with the same warmth and gusto that you do your readings, woman! Cooking can be a form of alchemy too, especially if you sprinkle the food with love… Brightest Imbolc Blessings Lisa...

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