Death

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Death

“The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.” ― Woody Allen Death may not seem like a card of healing but in actual fact, this card can provide some of the deepest and most transformational healing experiences and very often they occur as a form of initiation into a different paradigm because what comes after a Death experiences is so very different to what was. Besides being connected with the concept of death and rebirth, the Death card is also connected with sexual energy through its correspondence with the Scorpio Zodiac sign. Anything usually associated with the 8th House of the Zodiac chart, also falls under the domain of this card so dealing with the possessions of others (especially inheritances), as well as sex and death, could be indicated when this card shows up. Another area where the energy of this card comes in handy is when it comes to revealing secrets that have the potential to transform a situation. Psychic giftedness falls under the domain of this card because the process of transformation involves diving deep within the psyche and you are bound to be reborn from the depths with some kind of psychic ability. Correspondences Element: Water Zodiac sign: Scorpio Archangel: Jeremiel and Azrael Chakra: Second chakra Colour: Brown, black, dark red, grey, purple Crystal: Tiger’s eye, garnet, diamond, opal, lodestone, jet, ruby Metal: Iron, tungsten Body: Sex drive, elimination of toxins, defecation, reproduction, haemoglobin levels Exercise: Sat Kriya Yoga for raising sexual energy Stance: Hero’s pose Magickal Tool/Ingredient: Any tools/ingredients associated with psychic ability or fertility Associated Major Arcana Cards (through numerology): The Emperor, The Fool (22) Associated Minor Arcana Cards: 5 of Cups (Mars in Scorpio). Healing through having the courage to explore grief and pain to the outer/inner limits and to truly feel what the heart wants to feel. This is sometimes seen as the ‘5 stages of grief card’ and can be an indication that a client has unprocessed grief blocking the flow of chi/prana. 6 of Cups (Sun in Scorpio). Healing comes from connecting the dots from the past and also from letting go of the past and living in the now. 7 of Cups (Venus in Scorpio). Healing is found through sobriety and keeping a clear mind by taking a lot of fresh air as this card indicates a state of confusion and/or intoxication. Knight of Cups  – The Scorpio Knight (Air of Water) is the master of sublimation of sexual energy into artistic expression. Not a single serenade has been written without the assistance of the energy of this archetype. Allow your pain and heartache to inspire you to unashamedly open your heart in lyrical expression. Yes, you may cringe when you read it a year or even a month later… but that’s...

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Astrological Tarot Spread – Scorpio Influences

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Astrological Tarot Spread – Scorpio Influences

Scorpio is all about transformation and metamorphosis, and the New Moon solar eclipse is all about letting go of anything that no longer serves us. This double whammy of transformational celestial influences is the perfect time to take a closer look at what needs to be transmuted and/or shed in our own lives. I have devised a simple (not easy!) Astrological Tarot Tool for this specific purpose. This Tarot spread can be adapted to suit any celestial aspect. Depending on which Astrological influence you are looking to do a reading on, you need to first separate out the corresponding Tarot cards. For instance, for the Scorpio New Moon, you would separate out all the Scorpio cards: Death Knight of Cups 5-7 of Cups Shuffle these five cards well and randomly choose one face down. This is your first card. Before proceeding you need to mix the four remaining Scorpio cards back into the full deck. Shuffle and cut again, randomly pick four more cards and place them according to the lay-out below: 1. ASTROLOGICAL INFLUENCE – SCORPIO THEMES This Scorpio Tarot card gives you more focus and lets you know which lesson/theme you are working with: Death – Massive, life-changing transformation that has been a long time coming. You may be asked to completely abandon an old way of life or to end a toxic relationship. Knight of Cups – Focus is directed to romance and creativity and on the shadow side, it could point to jealousy issues. You may want to examine your intensity levels. Do you need to tone them down or do you need to ditch someone who is asking you to change? 5 of Cups – Are you wallowing in grief? Is your glass half empty? It is time to change that sad song you’ve got on repeat on Spotify and put some distance between yourself and the past. 6 of Cups – No, he’s not allowed to keep on abusing you by virtue of being a ‘soul mate’! Nostalgia could be keeping you trapped in relationships or behaviour patterns that no longer serve you. 7 of Cups – Time to cut back on drink and drugs? What could you be doing to bring more clarity into your life? How has keeping yourself in constant state of semi-confusion about your Life Purpose served you? It’s time to step out of the opium den and smell the fresh morning air! Not surprisingly, doing this spread for myself (my father just passed away, halfway between the lunar and solar eclipses), I got the 5 of Cups: I do recommend working with a Dark Tarot deck as the New Moon / Dark Moon is the perfect time for introspection and Shadow work. I chose the Bohemian Gothic Tarot and gained wonderful additional insights by reading the companion book. This is my favourite deck for Shadow work, as much...

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Jealous Lovers in the Tarot

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“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy – in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein Are you the jealous type? Do you accept the jealousy of a partner as some form of flattery? Jealousy is not called the ‘green-eyed monster’ for nothing. As much as some people like to think that jealousy means you give a damn, it actually blocks love from flowing and where love flows freely, jealousy has no in-road. That doesn’t mean we don’t all sometimes feel jealousy… but those of us who know that it is not a healthy condition, choose to let go of the feeling as soon as we accept its presence. Resistance or denial are both futile. Remember: What you resist persists. So rather than telling yourself you’re not jealous learn to change your self-talk to ‘jealousy has no hold over me.’ The temptation to be jealous may or may not go away, just as the temptation to cheat may be there even when you are happily in love with someone. However, it doesn’t mean you give in… Learn to observe your feelings rather than identify with them. Acceptance is not the same as identification or giving in. Acceptance allows you to observe and let go. Denial and giving in to temptation are at opposite ends of the spectrum but equally dangerous. Jealousy creates pain and makes you paranoid and possessive. Ultimately, it may kill a relationship that would otherwise have succeeded. It’s a high price to pay for feeling that you are in control of another person which, as you probably know, is not possible anyway. So what does jealousy look like in the Tarot? For readers who use Astrological correspondences this is a no-brainer, we need look no further than to the Scorpio cards, especially the Knight of Cups, 5 and 7 of Cups, possibly in combination with the 3 of Swords and/or the Devil. Do bear in mind that the cards have to be read in context of adjacent/surrounding cards, the question and also your own energy. Jealousy is more likely to be indicated in a reading where a third person is showing up in the reading too. “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” ~  William Shakespeare,...

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‘What’s My Pulling Power?’ Tarot Spread

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‘What’s My Pulling Power?’ Tarot Spread

Do you want to increase your pulling power? Certain times of the year are more auspicious than others when it comes to increasing your sexual mojo. I created this spread for an unusually intense Scorpio Full Moon. The Moon was closer to earth than usual and therefore appeared larger in the night sky… the ether was sizzling… The Scorpio Full Moon is of particular interest to anyone wanting to manifest more passion in an already existing relationship, as well as to singles who want to connect with someone for an intense and passionate love affair. Some of you may be thinking ‘Who would wish an intense love affair on their worst enemy?’ and rightly so… There are risks involved, of course. Perhaps it is the element of danger itself that is titillating to some of us. The sting of the Scorpion’s tail is something you don’t forget in a hurry. Yet, I sometimes wonder if the poison injected isn’t also a little bit addictive. And let’s not forget about the potential for personal growth that intense encounters provide! So how do we use the energy of auspicious timing to maximise on sensual pleasures and passion? Let the cards guide you… and all the better if you have an erotic deck to work with! 1. Your pulling power 2. What you are currently attracting 3. What you need to leave behind in order to bring in something new 4. Your deepest, darkest desire 5. What is coming in the time leading up to the next Full Moon SAMPLE READING. 1. 2 of Swords shows that a natural tendency to appear slightly aloof pays off in terms of attracting people to you. 2. The Sun here is a good sign that your own sense of independence and power magnetises happy people, circumstances and relationships to you. 3. The Ace of Pentacles here is a sign that you need to leave something behind that you feel had hardly even begun. The image speaks of the woman relying on the strength of the man – a man who is no longer in the picture. 4. 6 of Wands is a sign that you desire a confident and passionate lover (Jupiter in Leo). 5. The Ace of Fire brings in a new and extremely passionate love affair. Beware that this could be the kind of affair that lights up like a kindled match and dies out just as quickly… Feel free to use this Tarot spread any time of year when you are ready to amp up your pulling power! Blessed be! ~...

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