Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The Sun

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

The Sun: Where does joy live in my life?

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I’m a big fan of the Tarot of Vampyres (just look at that sexy Sun card), although like with most decks, I do have a few little qualms and the depiction of the Lords (Kings) in the Court is one of my biggest. They all just seem very same-y to me: a large, hyper-masculine, warrior sort of figure is helmeted on a horse. For me, this imagery works for the personalities of the Lord of Scepters (Wands) and Knives (Swords), but for the Grails (Cups), it falls flat. There are no intuitive hints or signs of this Lord’s immense emotional intelligence or gifts as a healer, and as these two aspects are what I relate to in today’s questions, the absence of any visual depiction of these traits bugs me especially!

I recently read this wonderful article on the art of hearth-keeping, and it reminded me of the King of Cups, a man of frith, never afraid or too detached to roll up his sleeves and get down to the emotional labour that keeps kin and community together. My joy lives in the idea that I can fulfil a similar role, that I can provide safety and support to those in need and bring unity and healing to my family and the communities I am a part of.

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Walking the Path of the Major Aracana – The Magician

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment.*

The Magician: How does magic and manifestation play a role in my life?

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The Nine of Skulls (Pentacles or Disks in other decks) is all about pleasure, contentment, success and stability in the material realm. That is not to say it is without magic, indeed the Nine of Skulls can show a time when magical workings have come to fruition and manifest on the physical plane. Personally, I think this represents the pure joy and deeper sense of fulfilment I feel from the spiritual life I am currently building.

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Waxing Moon Morrígan Spread & Free Reading

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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Personal Reading – Full Moon in Sagittarius

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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