New Moon in Cancer – Time To Learn

The next New Moon is upon us & this time, it’s in the watery, Cardinal sign of Cancer. This means, that they’re the initiator, the people who start the ball rolling. They’re the ones that’ll plant the seeds & see what you do with it.  The best view I have of people who are of the sun sign of Cancer is my dad. It wasn’t the first time through my life that he’d suggest something to me one week, & I’d repeat it back to him as a great idea I’d had a week later. He’d just smile & nod. It took me a few years to work out he was the one planting the idea & letting me come around to it on my own. He’d have made a great leader, but unlike his two daughters, he was never comfortable standing up & talking to a group of people, to teach them, to advise, though he was, would have been & still is, brilliant at it. While it makes me nervous, ten seconds in & I’m swimming away, happy to be talking & probably talking too much due to the nerves of the situation to boot! However, he’s still…

Tarot Family & Community

Being in the “Tarot family” can be fun, dynamic & educational. The “family” is so diverse that there’s going to be someone, somewhere you can relate to. Finding them though can be tricky. Unless you know where to go. There are probably as many Tarot family Groups out there as there are Tarot decks x 78. The trick is finding which one is right for you. There are a few secret ones too, where you’ve really got to have found your tribe or vibrate with the group’s creator before you get anywhere near them. So, if you’re wanting a good, free Tarot resource to go to, where the heck do you start? Facebook: I dare you to look at Tarot Groups in the Facebook Search bar. The list in Groups (best do this from a PC & select GROUPS as one of the items off the menu) goes on I think, forever! It depends what it is you want to know though! Just starting out? 3 of Cups Tarot Community is a friendly one to come & dip your feet into. Tarotholics Anonymous is another (yes, I run it) if you’ve started out but want to get insights from others.  There…

The Summer Solstice: Hello Lithia!

The Summer Solstice is here, at last! Hip-hip-hooray! What is it YOU are reaching for this season? I offer you a seasonal spread to try out now & at any time you wish! The weather outside is delightful & the fire is not delightful, & since I’ve places to go, I’m going out, I’m going out, I’m going out. (Sing those words to the tune of “Let it Snow” from Bing Crosby & then read on!) The Summer Solstice is here, welcome to the height of Summer! The days are long, the nights are short, hot & often humid. Growing up, I never saw the need for me to be in bed for 9 pm (or earlier!) but I now know that a good nights rest is helpful to my wellbeing; both physically & mentally. Try telling that to my kids though! At this time of the year, it’s important to take an assessment of the first six months of the year. How did it go for you? What do you want to change? Decide what needs chasing. Think about what needs to change. Looking back might just send you to sleep, or you might choose to do this with…

Choosing Tarot & Being New To It

Choosing to use the Tarot to help you in life isn’t new, it’s as old as the whole cartomancy idea is, which is centuries old. Being new to it isn’t new either, promise. Choosing your first deck is full of things you maybe should/shouldn’t do. Come with me, hand in hand & I’ll take you through a few of the “lores” of Tarot & getting your first deck. Choosing to use the Tarot in your life ought to be a conscious decision. Knowing a few things first will help. Firstly, you may have heard you should be given your first deck! Well, when printing was expensive, your first deck was probably going to be from a grandparent, or if you were lucky & they were young enough; a great-grandparent, as it would be an investment. These days, that’s not likely to happen, though it can & great if it does! If you fancy a specific deck or the look of one, go buy it! There are great sellers online for these things, starting with perhaps the Book Depository, The Tarot Garden or Amazon. If you can, get along to a Tarot Meetup. The one I run, I always bring about 40+ decks…

A Long, Long, Time Ago, When I Was Sixteen

A long, long time ago, I can still remember the first time I played with the Tarot.  I was pretty sure, until recently, I’d told you all the story of how I got into the Tarot when I was sixteen. I can’t find it, so here it is.  When I started thinking about this blog post, I was trying to find the story I’d already written on a page about when I was sixteen. I began it on May 4th but instead of Star Wars going through my head, I had Don MacLain & American Pie in my head. As is usual with me, that song wouldn’t shut up until I’d sang the song (badly, probably!) in full & it inspired the title. Like the music itself, the Tarot touched me deep inside & the music so far hasn’t died. So, what happened all those years ago? Well, let’s begin at the last time I undertook Confession. I finally realised that the Church wasn’t where I was going to get my life-long answers. I wasn’t even allowed to ask the questions I had! They were more concerned with what I’d done wrong & what I was going to do to…

Be Proud of Yourself!

We’ve all had our noses to the grindstone of late. Lift your head up & be proud! Being proud of what we’ve achieved is not a bad thing, providing we leave the dining table when the feasting is done. Lifting your head up & acknowledging what you’ve accomplished is something some of us are better at than others. This week, with Mercury going direct again & things finally moving forwards, it’s time to take stock to acknowledge and be proud of what it is we’ve accomplished so far. What have you done today, to make you proud? I hear the incredible voice of Heather Small when I hear that sentence. It doesn’t have to be today, it doesn’t have to be this week, though it’ll be more relevant if you can point to something that makes your soul ascend that you’ve achieved this week! I was proud of myself to keep things ticking over for the business whilst the kids had their Easter break. I’m glad they’re back though, it means I can think & do what I need to do when I need to do them. There are many other things that you can be proud of. You can…

You’re Gifted – Please Start Using It

We all have our gifts, talents & passions. Now, with the last blue moon for the next 5 years, it’s time to be utilising yours! Please don’t use the excuse you’re not talented/gifted in something. We ALL are!  The trick, with working out what you’re gifted is, it to understand what makes you happy when you try it! My eldest is quite the artist & thinker, the middle one is very much more the Duracell bunny, try everything & bounce off the walls! The daughter hasn’t figured that out yet, but she’s got bags of time to figure that out. I learned quite early on I love creating, drawing, thinking up new ways to do something. I was very much the Page of Pentacles as I was growing up, now I’m a mix of the Queen of Pentacles & the Page of Cups, mixed in with some of the other courts. The trick though is to start using your gifts for your own ends! I love creating bags or cards as additional gifts for others; I spend as much time on their card as I do their gift! Sometimes, I have the time to make both, sometimes only just one of…

The Tarot Blog Hop : The Musical!

The Tarot Blog Hop is 50 with this Hop! 50 posts have been created, shared, cascaded, hopped between & across. Wow, 50! Happy birthday to us! Now, we all know the internet is made of Cats & with that in mind, it’s time to become a cat! Well, almost as it’s musical time! PREVIOUS BLOG | MASTER LIST | NEXT BLOG Welcome to the Spring Equinox Tarot Blog Hop, however you’ve landed here. The question that our Wrangler has this for us as the challenge this time: Unleash your inner Gleek and stand on the balcony and sing for forgiveness as you explore your relationship with Tarot and Music! Musicals aren’t my mug of tea. Now, I’m NOT one for being on stage, at all! In the choir, the supporting team, backstage, lighting, anything other than the central stage. Once I get going though, I’m OK! I’m tone deaf too, so a musical is so not me! However, I do hear music when I’m reading. I had Oasis come through in a reading recently, along with Country Music (Kingsmen 2 & John Denver, anyone?) & quite often, I’ll hear lyrics that have come through as if I’m hearing them on an old…

Determine Your Own Story

The cards are great at telling a story, but what happens afterwards, when you’ve left the Tarotists table? Well, as one great fellow Tarot Reader says; the rest of the story is down to you! I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, you’ve had a Tarot reading! If you haven’t, what’s stopping you? Maybe nothing, maybe you’re just reading this because you’ve stumbled across it & you’re curious. Great! If you have wondered what a “fortune-teller” might tell you, I doubt you’ll find the answer here, but you’re welcome to carry on reading anyway & see what lies behind the story. Let me tell you about the time I did actually get myself a reading; the first of many. I say that because I read for myself when I need it & regularly every month with the Tarot Meetup that I co-run with Mary Collin. It’s my role to help others do that very same task, we make an evening of it & now we do that twice a month (weather permitting!) I also read professionally, but I’m sure since you’re reading this, you figured that out pretty quickly too. So, the time I had a Tarot Reading? It was…

Set Your Future – Only YOU Can!

It’s a new week & already, most of the month has passed! We don’t always need a New Year to set our goals, we can do that every day of the week, but since today is a Monday, why not set your future now? Your future is in your hands. When you’re eleven, you may not believe that. When you’re twenty-eight, you’re in the grips of the “man” & the corporate life. However, when you’re forty-two, a busy mum of three active, bouncy, intelligent children, you push them to exceed when you didn’t. Oh, if we could only go back twenty years! Here’s the thing though; we don’t need to go back 20 years. We don’t need to push the kids to be better than us (though, we do that normally anyway!) we can set our own future, right now. We can set it and start striving towards it. The trick comes with knowing where you want to be in 10 years time. Then, comes the planning! Breaking it down into steps you can accomplish by being persistent. Being consistent helps ensure you’ll keep it. Some are better at one aspect than the other, but that doesn’t mean you don’t try! This…