Like many others, I’m sure, the end of this season’s Game of Thrones came about all too quickly and I want to know what happens RIGHT NOW (that goes for you too, GRRM)…well I can’t predict the end, but why not fritter away some time with speculation until the final season hits our screens in 2019 (!!!)?
With all of the misery and terror in the GoT universe, the lusting of Tormund over Brienne has brought some much needed relief and light hearted humour to all of the zombies, narcissists and psychopaths that populate the Seven Kingdoms.
For such an unlikely pair I thought it best to use an unlikely deck. While I haven’t done these styles of readings myself before, I’ve heard many readers say that the Crystal Visions Tarot is great for love and romance readings, plus the fluffy fantasy and pretty uber-femininity of it coupled with the characters of Tormund and Brienne amuses me greatly. If ever there was something as ill suited to them as they are to each other, Crystal Visions is it.
Well, bless this little deck. I went into this reading with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but it is totally sincere. So what happens when the romantic optimism of a whimsical deck meets the harsh world of the GoT?
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I was having a look through my tarot journals (actually Word files because I write frustratingly slow compared to how I type) and found this reading from last year and thought it might be fun to share.
I don’t have anyone I can read tarot for and reading constantly for myself just to have an excuse to pick up some cards can be emotionally unproductive and psychologically exhausting, so I did a couple of readings for fictional characters for practice and general tarot time geekery. I’d just finished watching Season 6 of Game of Thrones and, as always, was not yet ready to let go.
Unlike a lot of viewers it seems I actually like Sansa Stark, so much of the mistrust and dislike she inspires (aside from Sophie Turner’s spotty acting) appears to me to be rooted in deeply ingrained misogyny. Unlike Arya or Brienne she largely conforms to traditional, patriarchal constructions of girlhood and womanhood. People seem to laud Arya not specifically because of anything she has done, but merely for the fact that she displays more “boyish” and violent traits. There is of course nothing wrong with shaking off the limitations imposed by the gender assigned to you at birth, but celebrating “masculine” traits as superior while depreciating “feminine” coded traits as weak and undesirable is straight out of patriarchy’s playbook, and I’m having none of it.
Anyway, rant aside, I just finished watching Season 7 of GoT and decided to take a look back at my reading for Sansa last year, to see how the two compared. It’s very helpful to be able to look back at old readings with the benefit of hindsight to check for the accuracy, blind spots or any patterns or implications I missed.
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It’s been a while since I posted a free reading, and while I unfortunately don’t have the time to start doing them again on a regular basis I’ve really missed them! I got the itch this week to dip my toe back into the Animal Spirit deck which has been sitting somewhat neglected, and thought a week ahead reading would be a great way to have a little explore with it.
I’ve decided to try something a bit different from my usual 3 card freestyle reading and instead focus on elemental energies.
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The waxing gibbous moon is all about building upon the energies planted during the dark moon period. With the full moon approaching, feelings of wondrous potential are becoming palpable. It is a time to make the final preparations and maintain stamina in order to realise all of the power offered by the illumination of the full moon.
I’ve been feeling drawn to the Morrígan recently and she started pecking at me to make a new spread, so I thought what better way to prepare for Sunday’s full moon than to inject some of her battle wisdom into the coming week!
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I got a bit carried away with Dame Darcy. Seriously, it’s kind of an addictive deck, so I decided to do another quick reading with it.
The Tao card I drew on my birthday (you can see the post here) for this upcoming year is ‘Discipline’, and I wrote up a little to-do list of things I want to learn and achieve in the coming 12 months. At the top of that list is re-starting my business. As this deck has identified itself as pretty sensible and sharp, I decided to try out one of Barbara Moore’s spreads from my new copy of her Tarot Spreads book, called the Royal Advice Spread, using just the courts. It’s pretty snappy and straightforward and will hopefully give me a nudge in the right direction about where to hone my focus and the energies I need to channel to start working my way through my list.
The courts are divided into four piles of Kings, Queens, Knights and Pages, with one card drawn from each.
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Today is my birthday, the big 33 – old and uncool to a teenager and a child to a crone – so I decided to pull a rather random mix of cards for some reflection time and guidance.
First, I went to the Ceccoli tarot for a simple three card draw.
What lesson/s have I learned in the past year?
The Moon – I have learned that there is a whole other universe of energy, mystery, meaning, truth and power both within myself and in the universe. All is not as it seems and I have been sleepwalking for far too long. Continue reading “Ecclectic Birthday Reading”
Hello all! I’m so sorry I didn’t post a reading last week, with family arriving and suffering a nasty tummy bug my energy was completely depleted. I gave it a crack and pulled some cards and…nothing. Couldn’t make heads or tails of the message, so I took a much needed nap with my youngest instead.
Anyway, here I am all refreshed and with a sparkly new deck, ready to inject some oomph into this week! It may not be the oomph you’re hoping for, but it’s a bit of a kick up the bum nonetheless. Joining us in this reading are the positive vibes of my beautiful new yak bone mala, which is charged to the hilt with lunar energy, and some reinforcing ocean power in the form of a gorgeous abalone shell a friend gave me following her trip to New Zealand, which is such a perfect fit with our lady of the sea, Dame Darcy and her fabulous mermaids’ tarot.
Because this deck is new and I’m still learning my way around it, I decided to use positional meanings to give my intuition a leg-up with this unfamiliar imagery. Reading left to right: 1. Situation this week; 2. Challenge; 3. Advice; and 4. An energy that can help you.
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Lisa Frideborg of Angelorum recently posted a special spread for this month’s full moon. Luckily the kidlets fell asleep at a reasonable hour so I had a chance to draw my cards in preparation for the full moon tonight. This particular spread is all about personal accountability, opening up to your guides and getting your sh*t together so you can move forward and evolve. As a deck dedicated to the dark creatures of the night with precisely zero fluff, I thought this would be the perfect time to crack out my brand new Tarot of Vampyres by Ian Daniels, with the added lunar energy boost of my new little selenite stick.
Position one starts at the bottom left and the spread works its way up, left to right.
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Summary: Often times we expend a lot more time and energy on appearing okay than we do on actually being okay. Maintaining this façade not only draws on the resources you could be using to truly enrich and nurture yourself, it can also be detrimental to your wellbeing, with this ‘public’ face taking on a life of its own, leaving you feeling inauthentic, confused and burnt out. This week the cards ask you to let go of whatever it is you’ve been fiercely maintaining for the sake of appearances or possibly pride. It’s time to put this mask to rest and express how you really feel. Carve out a nook of time and space for yourself, no matter how small, and fight for it.
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Summary: This week the cards are asking you to pay particular attention to your intuition and prepare to release something that is no longer serving your highest good. If your situation or emotional environment is lacking inspiration, or you feel that your values or potential for growth and fulfillment are being stifled, it is time to seriously consider moving out and moving on. You may be feeling bound by responsibilities or the expectations of others to remain where you are, but know that if you dedicate yourself to changing your circumstances with grace and goodwill, you can minimize any disruption and put your best foot forward on your new path. Celebrate all that you have achieved, honour that which fulfilled you for a time, then say goodbye.
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