mandag 10. april 2017

Another Tarot tag #aprilArwen

Hello you all and merry meet :)

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of blog heaven :) How are you you doing and I hope you are doing great
So, Arwen Lynch has put together another tag for us and I am a sucker for a good tag :) The main video for this tag is here.
These tag are on YT, but I am not there.... yet, but give me a few months and I may pop on YT... I am think it may be fun :)

Back to the tag :)


1. What's your primary reason for pulling out your cards?
- I didn't know I needed to have a reason (smarty-pants :) )  I find shuffling soothing

2. Do you use Tarot in any other way other than reading? (i.e., spells, crafts, fancy hat making?)
- Well, I shuffle them while I watch tv, YT, daily draws, medtitations. When I make spreads

3. If you use Tarot as part of your magical practice, can you share some examples?
- Although I am witch, I do not practice magick... I think..

4. How do you explain what Tarot is when someone asks you? (assume it's in a well-meaning way)
- I ask if they have heard about tarot, Tarot is card stock which has pretty art on them. Every card can tell a piece of of a story. For every card you put down you add another piece, it is like puzzle. They can help you to give advice.

5. What's your favorite spread to use and why?
- I don't have a favourite spread, but I lay three card spread at the most.

6. Name a famous, currently living, person who embodies one of the following cards for you: Hermit, Star, Justice (just one card and one person is fine!)
-  For me I see Keanu Reeves as something between the Hermit and Justice. I don't know the guy, but is based on what I have seen in the tabloids- He is not the one who claim his fame, He won't go scream: Here I am, World, I am taking my place and you better deal with it. He has experienced things that can break your heart, he has made choices in his life that is right for HIM like he take the subway to his destinations, he don't live in a millions dollar mansion (I don't think he does).  I think he is one of the down to earth people I have read about and I think he well balanced man.

7. Have you ever read in a crowded, noisy chaotic environment? How did it go for you?
- I haven't been given reading in those settings yet, I have only had face to face readings.

8. Do you do any type of ritual (meaning repetive, do-it-every-time and/or spiritual) before you read?
 - Depends where I am sitting.. Am I sitting in the kitchen I must have the dishes done and the floor cleaned and get rid of any clutter, I need to use a table cloth, burn some incence and light some tea lights and relax and shuffle for few minutes. Prior to all this I need to walk my dog so he doesn't bother while I read or prepare for a reading.

9. Draw a card to answer this question "What is my next best step, Universe?"
 - I used my Shadowscape Tarot and I got 6 of Swords and it is asking what I running away from? I know I have been in my personal cave (the Hermit) for the last months due to some issues that is a bit personal. I need t pull another card on this and I got the world. I will be at the end of this trial as soon as I know what to do and in what order I need to to do them... I makes sense to me :)

 10. How do you think you can personally improve your reading skills? 
- I still need to study and I need to read tarot books, those I have and those are coming my way soon.
And I need to practice my readings with daily draws, journaling and meditations.


Love and blessed be,

Susann

søndag 9. april 2017

Some myths about Tarot

 Hello sun children and merry meet :)
How are you doing thes days and I hope all of you are doing great. I hope you have a peaceful celebration with the Easter, if you celebrate it.

Today's blogpost are reposting a post I did before Christmas/Yule and I want to post it again :)

As a tarot reader you hear a lot of myths about tarot from a lot people. I want to burst some of these myths - Some of these have I heard myself and others I came across on the internet.

1. Tarot can "see" the future?
-well, no.. you can't see the future. There is some people who are more intuitive than others and use their gift. Like i have said throughout in this blog post, You are the boss over your destiny, nothing is set in stone and you have a free will.

2. Tarot can reveal someones feelings 
- Only if this was true... you can not see someone feelings in the cards.

3. The cards is powerful?
- No, the cards do not have powers at all. Tarot is only 78 cards of paper which happend to have pretty art on them. The beholder of the power is YOU. You have the power to do the changes in your life, the cards can't do that for you.

On the other side you can have powerful tarot reading through the messages - because you get messages that you need to hear.

4. You can only use a tarot deck that has been given to you?
-No, no, no this is an old folklore that says you can't buy you own decks. In these days, you can buy you own decks, you can borrow decks, you can gift a deck if you like :)

I can understand why myths like this comes from because way back in the day Tarot was very expensive and it for those with money and power who could afford tarot decks. I don't remember who said it, but when Visconti family had their Tarot deck made due to the marriage between Maria Visconti and Franscisco Szorfa, the tarot was given as a party gift. Price of a Tarot in those days was equal to a Ipad is today

5. Tarot is witch craft/it is magickal/devil's work?
-And again no.. there is people who say this to scare people and unfortunaly some of you are easily scared. Some witches uses tarot cards (not every one who reads tarot are witches!), Tarot decks is not magickal before the owner says it is (see question #3), and the devil is not real (in my opinion).

There are people who want you to believe that the church banned the Tarot because it is "evil".  The church was against alot of card plays and dices an all that good stuff because it was seen as gambling. Anything like this you can win money off was seen as a bad thing.

6. You have be a psychic to be tarot reader?
- No, everyone can learn how to read cards. It is all about remember the cards meaning. You don't have to be a spiritual person either. There are people wo are psychic readers and who are very intuitive. I am not a psychic reader.

7. You are doomed on what the cards says?
- No, We human have something called free will and nothing is set in stones. And you are arein charge og your own destiny. On every actions/choices we make throughout the day always have a consequence.. good or bad. If you come across a reader which gives you a reader and he/she tells you the reading is set in stone... Lose their respect and walk away. 

8. You have to wrap the cards in silk?
- It is YOUR deck(s) so you want with them, if you want wrap them up with silk, go ahead.. you can even have them in bags out of cloth if you like, nylon, wooden box or the box they came in... or you can store them like they is on the shelf.

9. You shall not give yourself a reading?
-Why not? When your are a beginner, you have to start somewhere.. it is natrual to start with youself.. daily draw and such. I know it can be difficult and it is easy to lay a new spread if you are not agreeing with the cards. It is easy to reshuffle till you find those cards which tells you what you want to hear.

10. There are only one way to read the card?
-If this was true it would be so simple to learn the cards. Another thing would be that it would be extremly boring if there was only one way to read the cards. It is like if you have been to one reader then you have to all readers...

11. You are the only one who can touch the cards?
- No. this is false. However there are readers who prefer that the client don't touch the cards.. You may have readers who want to include the client in this reading... then you may have the clients who don't want to be included by touching the cards.

12. Death means that someone is going to die?
- Most often this is not true.. Death means change, transformation, one door closes and another door opens.. very very rarly it mean someone is going to die.That has happend to me once in all of the years of tarot reading.

14. You have to do a ritual before you do a reading?
-no, You do what feel natrual to you, If you want to light some tea ligt, burn some inscense, use a tablecloth that Great grandmother used the she had the family over for sunder dinners.. You do what represent you.

15. Tarot is always right?
-I wish this was so true sometimes because it would mean that I would have been millionaire by now ;)

16. The age of tarot?
-Tarot has been rumored to be as old as the pyramids and connected to Egypt but there is no solid fact for that. This rumor seems to have begun along with the first mention of Tarot as a mystical tool by Antoine Court de Gebelin. De Gebelin was a French occultist who linked Tarot to ancient Egypt in his book published in 1781. Many other major influences in Tarot also followed de Gebelin. This included names like Eliphas Levi, Arthur Edward Waite and even Aleister Crowley. There simply is no factual basis to this thought. There is evidence of cards being used for divination as early as 1540 in a book called The Oracles of Francesco Marcolino da Forli. And Casanova noted in his infamous diary that his Russian mistress often did divination with a deck of playing cards.
What we do know is that the first deck can be traced to Italy in the 15th century. Between 1410 and 1430 in Milan, Ferrera or Bologna. This first deck was when an artist added trump cards, "carte de trionfi" or "triumph cards" featuring faces of the Visconti and Sforza families as a wedding gift. This answer is taken from tarot myths by Arwen Lynch and you can find the post here.

17. Pregnant women shall NOT have a reading
-False, but I do understand that might be a stressful setting while you are pregnant and the tarot reader should be concerned and so calm and relaxed as possible so the mother to be is not stressed, is the mother stressed so will the child.


18. Every reversed cards are negative?
- No, negative cards isn't always negative or positive cards isn't always positive - up right or reversed

19. You can not trust anyone who read tarot
-why not?

20. The cards are dangerous, you can "lose you marbles"
- I have heard this few years ago, but no. I was talking to someone and he told me that his sister (or sister-in-law) was to a tarot reader and she wasn't the same afterwards and she needed serious help by the proffesionals... I am so tempted to let the bitch in me come out and say that she had lost her marbles long before she visited a tarot reader.






Blessed be and merry see,

Susann

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