When the Ego-Mind Pulls the Strings

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When the Ego-Mind Pulls the Strings

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV The 8 of Swords is the card of the person who has not yet learned to observe and release their thoughts. Their personal power is tied up by the cunning of the ego-mind which always strives to keep us prisoner to fear, worry and anxiety. It is Jupiter (planet of expansion) in Gemini (mutable Air) and a propensity for utterly self-defeating hyper-activity of the mind. The first step to freedom is the realisation that we are not our thoughts. Only through meditation and contemplation of deep philosophical truths can we learn to observe the mind with compassion from the point of view of the Higher Self. The paradox is that only through the mind can we liberate ourselves from the self-defeating power of the mind. The difference lies in a mind that is controlled by the ego and one that is under the loving care of the Higher Self. In the case of the latter, we strive to feed the mind with spiritually uplifting literature, prayers and affirmations. “Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon Affirmation: “I am free to observe my mind from a place of utter peace where new opportunities soon become apparent to me.” 8 of Swords Prayer Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for curing the blindness of the ego-mind. Help me become the Observer of my thoughts from a place of pure compassion. So mote it be! (Listen to prayer on Instagram) Correspondences for 8 of Swords Zodiac Sign: Gemini Planet: Jupiter Archangel: Sachiel (Ruler of Jupiter) and Zadkiel (angel of Gemini) Gemstone: Lapis lazuli, green agate and aquamarine Scent: Frankincense, chamomile and lavender Deck used: Bonefire Tarot   Blessed be!...

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Top 10 Sex Tarot Card Combos

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Top 10 Sex Tarot Card Combos

In previous posts, I have covered Soul Mate card combos and Love & Romance card combos. Today, I thought we’d take a closer look at card combos that guarantee you getting some.   The One Night Stand The Quickie The Threesome Whips, Chains and Melted Candle Wax Pure Tantra, Baby! The All-Nighter Sex on the Beach Married Sex “Working Overtime”/Sex at The Office Role Play     Related articles Improve Your Sex Life with the Tarot Lenormand Meanings for Love & Relationships Shakti and the Strength Card 4 Myths and 7 Truths about Soul Mate Relationships Touch, Transference and the Tantric...

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The Tarot 8’s in Love

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The Tarot 8’s in Love

The number 8 signifies abundance, harvest, transformation, cycles, diligence, prudence, strength, magnanimity, splendour, harvest, manifestation, jealousy and power. In a relationship reading, the 8 is a number of complexity which often heralds the need for a resolution, either through cutting cords and moving on or through a singular focus. Either way, there is a need for clarity through communication, or else some really weird power dynamics could creep in. The 8 of Wands. This is the swiftest moving energy out of all the 8’s and perhaps the fastest card in the entire deck. Not only does it move swiftly but with great power behind it. Things are about to change even though you may not be aware of how quite yet. Many opportunities lie before you and you could have a choice of partners. There is an urgent need to communicate your wants and needs to take the relationship in the desired direction. Usually, there is great optimism associated with this card. However, if ill-dignified or reversed it may mean misunderstanding and/or ill will or jealousy coming your way. Stagnant relationship energy could be killing your creativity. To a single person, depending on surrounding cards in the reading, this could very well mean that they will soon have a passionate encounter or that there will be some unexpected developments around someone they have just met. A proposal they can’t resist might come their way. The key is to act quickly or the opportunity might be missed. In an existing relationship, there are often passionate emotions flying about – sometimes accompanied with an inability to express them in a constructive manner. If this card is the main card in a relationship reading, it could mean that the sexual connection is fabulous but that the rest of the relationship needs seeing to. 8 of Cups. This card is a sure sign that something needs to change drastically in the relationship. You have reached a plateau and one (or both) of you is not happy staying there. Disappointment is tangible and it is likely that people around you are picking up on the fact that you’re not happy in the relationship too. The enchantment has gone and there is no further growth. At this point you are faced with the choice of seeking professional help, as in relationship counselling, or moving on. It is important that you ask yourself why you are so unhappy and that you are honest about your part in creating this dynamic. Otherwise you risk meeting a new partner but simply recreating the same dynamic. In a reading for a single person, the 8 of Cups could mean that they have been so disappointed by a relationship in the past that they are reluctant to try again. Or it could simply mean that they have more healing to do before they are ready to meet someone new. Either way,...

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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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Tarot Deck Interview with The Universal Fantasy Tarot

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Tarot Deck Interview with The Universal Fantasy Tarot

The Universal Fantasy Tarot deck arrived through the post yesterday and I had a wonderful time sitting on a bench in the sun getting to know this deck yesterday afternoon. It was love at first sight so this interview will be biased but then I never claimed to be an objective reviewer of tarot decks. Some of the cards made me giggle with delight and every single card warranted a second glance. There is so much going on! Yes, you have been warned: This deck is not for you if you are the kind of person who prefers plain lines and decks that aren’t too ‘busy.’ Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture the rich detail or vibrant colours of this deck in the photo I took earlier for the actual deck interview (below). I was really drawn in by both the colours and the movement of the lines of these cards. This sense of movement is something the Universal Fantasy shares with the Mary-El which was the other deck that arrived yesterday.  They are both quite intense decks but the Universal Fantasy manages to be playful too and that is probably the reason I felt drawn to interview this deck first. Had I received this deck as a young child, I would have played with the images for hours on end, making up stories for each of the characters. Click HERE for a diagram of the deck interview spread. The Universal Fantasy Tarot © Lo Scarabeo. All rights reserved. 1. Describe yourself in three words Dreamer, passionate, seer (5 of Cups) 2. How would your best friend describe you using only three words Empathic, escapist, fun-loving (10 of Cups) 3. What gift do you bring? The ability to escape the bonds of logical and linear thinking, which does not always contain the answers you seek. (8 of Swords) 4. What do you expect in return? A willingness to leave the past behind and to stay true to your own soul path which is that of a creative intuitive. (XX Judgment) 5. How can you help me serve? I’ll help you detach from the musts, oughts and shoulds. I will liberate the child within and help you find the most outrageous ideas. (King of Swords) 6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? Yeah… *laughs mischievously* You really couldn’t ask for a better companion for your Hermit year! (The Hermit) Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind! Click HERE to learn what your Tarot Year card is, Blessed be!...

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