Stand Your Ground

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Stand Your Ground

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” ~ Abraham Lincoln The 7 of Wands is fiery Mars in fiery Leo. In a fight, this is the energy that well and truly pulls no punches. This card gives us a message that we need to stand firm and fight for what we know is right. Typically, this card shows up when people are ganging up on us. For instance, you could have decided to go down ‘the path less traveled by’ and now face a  chorus of objections, often belonging to friends and family. Turn up the volume to ‘I did it my way’ and proceed dear Earth Angel. You have permission from the ‘higher-ups’ when this card shows up. The 7 of Wands could also show up to ready you for a fight to protect the interests of someone vulnerable. In that case, it won’t be so much about signing a petition (although that is great too) but starting the campaign and getting others to sign.  This is a card of leadership and yes… aggression. Just make sure to channel it the right way – act assertively rather than with rage. Affirmation: “I have the courage to speak up for the underdog and for myself.” 7 of Wands Prayer Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for giving me the courage to stand my ground. Help me to protect those in my care and keep me safe. So mote it be! (listen to prayer on Instagram) Correspondences for the 7 of Wands Zodiac Sign: Leo Planet: Mars Archangel: Raziel (Angel of Leo) and Camael (Ruler of Mars) Gemstone: Red jasper, fire agate Scent: Cedarwood Deck used: The Gendron Tarot Blessed be!...

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A Deck Interview with the Mary-El Tarot

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A Deck Interview with the Mary-El Tarot

Before re-publishing this post (originally found on tarotize.com) in August 2015, I added the image above to give you a better idea of what the cards are actually like and to be the ‘featured image.’ It is one of the luxuries you can afford when you go back over old posts… Why not, eh? Start of original post from 2012 —-> First of all, a thousand million apologies for the poor picture quality. The wonderful camera I have been using the past few months has gone AWOL and I’m back to using my little old digital camera which is very close to giving up the ghost.   The Mary-El Tarot  © 2012 by Mary White, Schiffer Publishing  Ltd However, this deck interview is not a way for me to show off a new deck (go HERE to view the stunning artwork). I’m doing this deck interview to connect with the spirit of the deck and to give the deck a voice… so without further ado… My Deck Interview with the Mary-El 1. Describe yourself in three words Full on emotional (10 of Cups)  2. How would your best friend describe you using only three words?  Honest, too honest (The Tower)  3. What gift do you bring?  I help you access the gate of your deepest desire to change your thoughts and open that gate. With my help, you will be able to not just open the gate but to transform the desire itself and level up emotionally and intellectually. (8 of Swords)  4. What do you expect in return? I expect you to hold the highest vision of yourself as a vessel for grace to be continuously filled, re-filled and overflowing. (8 of Disks)  5. How can you help me serve? I’m here to show you strength and determination that you didn’t even know you possessed. I’m here to show you that sometimes you have to howl to get the attention of the Universe. (7 of Wands) 6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? I won’t let you forget. who. you. truly. are. To say that I’m blown away by this deck is an understatement. I have cried more than once today, looking through the cards and trying a couple of the spreads in the companion book. The Past Life reading I did with these cards was hugely helpful and relevant to a current situation. There is so much magick and power in the Mary-El that it warrants a life-time of study. It’s a deck to journey with and if you come to it with a heavy heart, you will be allowed to cry… You’ll feel seen and validated. I wouldn’t use this deck in readings for someone who is not looking for deep emotional transformation. And I’ll remember to bring a box of Kleenex! Some of you who read my interview with the Universal Fantasy (which...

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The Tarot 7’s in Love

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The Tarot 7’s in Love

  The number 7 is a magickal and mystical number. It’s a known as the bridge number between the celestial 3 (Holy Trinity) and earthly 4 (four corners of the world). The number 7 has been revered as a number of great mystical power for thousands of years. There are 7 days of the week and the colours of the rainbow are 7. Traditional Astrology recognises 7 planets as influencing our lives. The human body has 7 chakras which each correspond to one of the 7 musical notes on the Western scale. It’s a number of planning, strategy and analysis but also of confusion, illusion and delusion. It tends to spiritualise things and sometimes creates a spiritual by-pass, preventing issues to be dealt with thoroughly. It can create an egocentric and ‘kooky’ personality which tends to isolate itself but on the other hand, it can also generate a person with high ideals who leads a life of selfless service. In general, the lessons of the 7’s require perseverance, patience and altered perception (from the mud of the ego to the open lotus flower of the higher self). In love relationships, the 7’s usually relate more to the inner journey of the self, as well as the outer manifestation of steps taken on the path of one’s life purpose, than to communion and exchange between you and your beloved. There is a decidedly vertical ‘as above, so below’ feel to the energy of all the 7’s. In general, the 7’s take the focus off the relationship and onto individual issues, especially issues concerning spiritual growth and service. It points out the need for focused effort… single-mindedness, even. That’s not to say that this energy won’t affect the relationship – it most certainly does… 7 of Wands. You need to find a way of expressing yourself creatively and to not use the relationship or your partner as a ‘crutch.’ You may be involved in tough competition at work or putting a lot of effort into seeing a creative project to the end in spite of being surrounded by nay-sayers. Coping with the demands of a lover may be too much right now. If ill-dignified or reversed, there are some serious self-confidence issues going on and it’s possible that you look for recognition as ‘Mrs so-and-so’ rather than as an individual in your own right. Sexually, this Mars in Leo card is very potent. Perhaps this is where you need to channel all your frustration? 7 of Swords. If this card describes your relationship or the person you are seeing, count on an element of deception! This is one of the truly nasty cards to see in a relationship reading and it doesn’t matter which way it is turned. The truth is being concealed on purpose and someone is trying to gain the upper hand by hiding vital facts from you. For...

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