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The StuntHusband surprised me with a present on Saturday night! I had no idea the tarot deck Vanessa Ives uses in Penny Dreadful had been produced. Thank you again, StuntHusband!

This week: start 3rd watch-through of S1. Not that I’m swooningly in love with the show or anything. 

Tarot Card for the Day September 22

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Card for the Day: Wheel of Fortune - A major change is in the works.  A karmic cycle comes full circle.  Fate moves quickly today. Pay close attention to big opportunities, old stuff getting shifted, and things that seem to happen “out of the blue.”  There are big forces at work.  Roll with it and you may get an unexpected stroke of good luck - or genius. 

WTNV Tarot

ACE OF WANDS - THE LIGHTHOUSE

New beginnings, new thinking, new opportunities. New friends and co-workers. The excitement of starting new projects or new jobs. As the Aces represent beginnings, and the Wands represent inspiration and mental energy, this card in particular represents new ideas and plans. Traditionally, creation, invention, energy, birth, adventure. .”

Although we didn’t know it at the time, the first appearance of the blinking red light on the mountain marked the beginning of a massive expansion of WTNV’s world.  In a bit of meta-coincidence, it was also the episode in which I decided to start the project!

Canyon colors, how nice.

Check out the entire gallery of cards done so far!  I’m planning to complete an entire deck, each with original card art based off of elements of WTNV.

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El “tarot del agua”

Enviado por Rafainaction.

Week of: September 21st-September 27th, 2014

Aries: 8 of Wands: This months proves to be very emotionally charged and a lot of going, you will have to stay on your toes and make sure you are ready to adapt. This week, Aries, will exist mostly in the emotional realm.

Taurus: 4 of Swords: This week is time for you to taste some humble pie, and make a truce with someone you didn’t expect to make a truce with. Make sure you think out the truce and make it fair for both parties. 

Gemini: The Magus: Now is a time for you to put theory into practice, and see just how much knowledge you’ve absorbed recently. Make sure you have all tools ready, and that when scrutinized, you will not be at fault for anything. 

Cancer: 3 of Disks: This week will be a week of hard work and labor, this is the week you need to plant your seeds for you to reap later on in life. Make sure that each decision you make is geared toward working for a better future. 

Leo: Queen of Disks: This week, you need to make sure that you are cautious of where you are spending your resources and that you are not wasting them when you don’t need to. 

Virgo: 6 of Swords: This week you need to analyze your beliefs with logic, make sure that you are understanding the WHY behind each of your beliefs, make sure they ring true with you, and that you aren’t just blindly following someone else’s path. 

Libra: 7 of Cups: This week is showing to be very emotionally draining for you, Libra. Stop trying to balance everything out and instead allow yourself to flow with each emotion and go with the flow of life. Otherwise you will be far too stressed to enjoy your week. 

Scorpio: Princess of Disks: This is the week where you are cleaning up your mess you’ve made of your finances, it’s time for you to pay for what you’ve purchased. Be diligent in your work, and it’ll go better than you can expect. 

Sagittarius: Ace of Cups: This week, you are on the top of the world, so to speak emotionally. You’re issues you’ve been dealing with emotionally will calm down and the waters will smooth out this week, you’ve earned this easy sailing, Sag. 

Capricorn: The Devil: This card is at home in your sign, Capricorn. Time for you to allow yourself to savor the moment and enjoy each experience as they come to you. Stop stressing about the future, and live in the present. 

Aquarius: 9 of Cups: This week you are walling on sunshine, Aquarius! Good for you! This week your emotions will be on the up and up while you savor the sunshine and feel the breeze. 

Pisces: 7 of Wands: Others are looking to you for support and direction, you are under scrutiny while others are hoping you will show others how to act and react to circumstances and situations. 

Happy Autumnal Equinox, followers!

What a beautiful card to draw for this change in seasons. Not only do we have the suit of Pentacles, the suit of the Earth, but it’s a card of balance!

This is the perfect time to let go and, in return, give thanks for all you have. Abundance is the keyword here, but that doesn’t have to mean money. It can mean home, health, happiness, and family.

Remember to be kind to those around you and yourself. Again, remember to balance. As Mother Nature gives and takes, we do, too. Offer up that which no longer serves you to perhaps receive more personal wealth.

Be thankful. Frolic in the woods. Drink all the Pumpkin Spice drinks. Enjoy Autumn!

-Divine Trinity Tarot

Harmonious Tarot

So I was going through my new tarot deck, Harmonious Tarot. I love most of the artwork, but the King of Pentacles…

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Uh uh honey. Just no.

I was shocked, then revolted, and just sat staring at it for ages thinking “Will I actually be able to use this deck?”The artist was Victorian, but that doesn’t excuse using this in a modern deck. I actually don’t think I will be able to use it, as I just can’t get past how horrible this card is. I might sell it, or I might just burn this card and use other cards as artwork. I haven’t been through the rest of the cards yet, but I hope there isn’t anything else as horrid as this.

I feel like this is overdue..

I ordered a couple tarot readings from arcanemysteries storenvy a couple weeks ago and was astounded.

First simply by the presentation of it.  cosmicmeditations told me when she got hers (by winning 2nd place in his recent giveaway) that it was like reading a magazine article.  I completely agree.  The layout of the reading is fantastic and just overall *nice* to look at. 

The reading itself though?  Ugh.  Perfect.  I asked him about three areas in my life and got amazing insight.  He brought up things that I really don’t talk much about, insecurities and frustrations that I generally keep to myself.  And it wasn’t just the daily annoyances we all complain about; he got right to the source.  I felt like he made this deep connection with me and it was.. I don’t know… it was like a burden being lifted.  That moment when someone truly recognizes the struggles you’re going through.. it’s such a weird sense of relief.  It’s like validation, getting permission to feel the things you’ve been hiding for so long.

And he gave me some really well thought out, useful, and practical advice and prompts, conveniently bullet pointed at the very end of the reading, so I wouldn’t forget it :) 

I would happily recommend getting a reading from arcanemysteries to anyone who asked. 

Arcane, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.  You’re an amazing and compassionate reader and I appreciate the time, thought, and care you put into my reading. 

Much love <3 <3

Nicole

anonymous said:

i'm a newbie tarot reader, and sometimes when i'm doing readings for people, i feel kinda bad because like, i dont know exactly what i'm doing so i'm not able to tell them the full extent of what the cards are saying?? i know that's kinda silly and i can only get experience by doing readings, etc, etc, its just kind of frustrating to not know what to say and to have to keep consulting the booklets my decks came with.

I know these feels. 

Truth is that you could study tarot for your entire life and still not have a full understanding of what the cards mean. I’ve been studying officially for five, made my own deck, read countless books, and I am still surprised at how much of a challenge it can be. 

Actually, one of the main reasons I made the Sweeney Tarot the way I did (with the meanings down at the bottom) is because I have trouble retaining memory for long unless I have a specific reason. So I can just pull one out, read the label, and come to a conclusion that way. 

The thing is that there are ways to read them without the book. A really brilliant book I came across at the Library is called “Tarot and Psychology -Spectrums of Possibility” by Arthur Rosengarten PhD cites the studies of Mary Greer on types of readers:

  1. Analytic style- based on correspondences, assuming everything in a spread stands for something in the individuals psyche. This takes each card and its symbols one at a time and analyzes the symbols to infer meaning. For example: you see mountains in this card and you know that mountains symbolize intelligence, you infer that the querent is seeking knowledge. 
  2. Therapeutic Style- based on reflection and perception in which the reader is a reflective and supportive mirror who facilitates personal association and feeling.  Example: you see mountains in this card and you know what it might mean, however, the querent is encouraged to come to their own conclusions where they draw from their own personal symbolism. Traditional meanings are therefore discouraged. 
  3. Psychic style- based on psychic intuition to decide what cards are more prevalent in a spread and use that as a springboard. Example: You are drawn to a card with mountains and use that mountain imagery as a prompt to decide the remainder of the spread. 
  4. Magical style- based on positive affirmation and conscious intent, encourages the querent to focus on the very highest potential in every card. The definition of magic (according to Greer) in this context: “the art of changing consciousness at will.” In this sense, the cards are meditational aids. Example: This card has mountains, but it also has a dog and a rucksack and a red feather. All of these things are very important. 

The book prefaces this by saying that few people read in one style or the other. A seasoned reader will use all four.

So while reading from the book for answers is good, it isn’t the only method of reading. If it isn’t clicking, then try other styles. It isn’t always as simple or as complicated as ‘this means this.’ That is one of the reasons tarot is so versatile. 

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