Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Free Tarot Guidance Reading

Today’s question comes from Nelly.

General Reading (future, money, marriage)
Deck: Legacy of the Divine
Spread: 3 cards - no positions

Legacy of the Divine

The numerical value of this reading, the main issue in the reading is 11 - Justice - Factors need to be weighed before making a decision, a possible legal matter.

The 4 of Wands reversed represents delayed success, obstacles or restraints keeping you away from success.

The 7 of Cups reversed represents clear thinking, a veil has been lifted. You can now see matters in perspective.

The Fool reversed can mean caution or a failure to follow your instincts.

Reading Overview: You've had delays and setbacks in your success, but you can now see the situation clearly and move toward success. You should still be cautious, but you will find the way by following your own instincts. Weigh all factors carefully before making each step.

Thank you for sharing your question. I hope the reading helps you move forward in your journey.

Best wishes,
Cher Green

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Using Your Intuition

Legacy of the Divine 
There is no magic in tarot cards. All the power is within you and the client. The tarot is a tool which helps to connect you with your intuition and the higher power. The more spiritually open you are the better you will be able to connect with the cards.

A good reader is open and receptive to the message of the cards. This is not to say a good reader can’t be wrong on occasion. The future is ever changing. An individual can change their path by not grasping the positive, by grasping the negative, and even avoiding the opportunity all together.

As a reader, you give the best reading possible and hope you help the client to take the best possible advantage of what lies ahead.

The best way to become better connected with your intuition is practice. Practice with your cards. Daily readings, jotting down notes at time of reading, and reviewing readings days later, will help you better understand the messages the cards are revealing.

Meditation is also a good way to become in tuned with your intuition. Messages come to us from a higher power throughout the day, but in most cases it’s hard to weed the negative messages out and allow the positive in. Quiet time can help to focus on the higher voice and improves the ability to know the difference between doubt and guidance.

Take ten minutes a day to sit quietly, undisturbed and let your mind wander. You will find yourself happier, calmer, and more focused. Adapt this to your readings by taking a moment to focus before beginning your session.

Do you have routines that better connect you to your intuition? Feel free to share.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

KISS - Keep It Simple, Silly

Why do we go out of our way to make things complicated? Life doesn't have to be complicated, and neither does the tarot. On past posts, I’ve suggested looking into symbolism, numerology, and elemental values. I still believe you can find extra meanings in the cards with these sources, but don’t let them complicate your card meanings and make reading the tarot a chore rather than an enjoyable journey.

The whole point of reading the tarot is to find a better understanding of life and yourself. Yes, some read for others, but the focus should start on you and then expand later, when you feel more comfortable with yourself and your cards.

Doug of Tarot Eon gives a little reminder of the simplicity of reading the tarot in his blog post: What Everyone Ought to Know about Doing Great Tarot Readings.

To do a great tarot reading, one does not have to find hidden meanings within the cards. The cards speak for themselves. Adjusting to question and spread is a technique which will come with experience.

For example, let’s take one question and two cards and see how simple a reading can be.

Question: Where does my focus need to be at this time in my life?

Cards drawn: 17 The Star and Knight of Coins

The Star is a very positive card, one of hope and protection.

The Knight of Coins is a card of progress, results in material form.

The Knight suggests the platform is in place for me to move forward and get results. The Star suggests I follow my intuition and there is a safety net in place.

So, where does my focus need to be? On whatever I desire to accomplish. In my case, this is referring to my writing career. I need to quit procrastinating and learn to go with the flow. I’ve made great progress throughout this year, but lately I’ve fallen into a rut. It’s time to pull myself out and get moving forward. This is the time to succeed.

What do you think, simple? Feel free to share your thoughts on this post, and making tarot simple.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Can't comment on blogs?

It seems there's a problem going around. People are having trouble commenting on blogs. If you are having this trouble, I'd like to share with you what I've done so far. Of course, if you are experiencing this and can't figure it out, feel free to contact me through my contact page and I'll do my best to help you out.

My first experience was I couldn't comment on my own blog posts. At first, I thought it was blogger and waited patiently. Then I started googling to try and find a solution.

The most common suggested solution was to clear your cookies and cache. I was using IE9, and this didn't work for me. But, give it a try. I then decided to switch browsers. I've been having trouble with IE locking up for a while now anyway. So, I switched to Google Chrome, and it's been smooth sailing since.

Then, a follower contacted me. He couldn't comment on my blog. After more research, I learned this may be a blogger issue. The suggested solution was to go to Settings - Comments - Switch from 'embedded below post' to either of the other two options. This seems to have corrected the issue.

I hope this post helps someone out there get back to commenting on their favorite blogs.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Now Available - Contact Your Spirit Guides by Asandra

Contact Your Spirit Guides

Asandra's book Contact Your Spirit Guides is now available for purchase.

Grab your copy, excerpts, and more at: http://contactyourspiritguides.com/index.html

I'll be posting a complete review of Asandra's guide very soon. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions here if you've already read and used the cards.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cocktails Fiction and Gossip Magazine - June Edition

Cocktails Fiction and Gossip Magazine is a free magazine created by Suzannah Safi. The magazine focuses on the literary world, featuring interviews, gossip, stories and much more.

June's Issue features my article, "Writing With Tarot". Download your copy for free. Also check out the back issues and see what you've missed in the past.

'Cocktails' encourages writers and readers to participate. Do you have something to share? You can find Suzannah's email address on the home page of Cocktails.

Feel free to share comments on what you think of my article. Look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Choosing Your First Tarot Deck

For a beginner Tarot reader, choosing your first deck can be a frustrating task. There are hundreds of different Tarot decks available. You will find decks based on books, legends, mythology, and even movies. You will also find a variety of sizes and stock quality.

The traditional Tarot deck is made up of 78 cards. You will find other alternatives, but if you plan to learn the meanings from books and online information it is best to pick a traditional deck.

There’s a wealth of information on the Tarot online and you can also find free courses.

When picking your cards, you should consider the following.

Size does matter. Decks come in many sizes ranging from normal (slightly smaller the 3X5), oversized and smaller than normal. The size you choose will depend on what feels the most comfortable to you.

Stock quality is an issue. There are a few cheaply made decks on the market. When picking your deck, check review to see what others say. Check your local stores, where you may be able to handle the cards before purchase.

Images are the main concern. When picking your deck, choose a theme that feels comfortable to you and inspires you. The less complicated the image the easier it will be for you, as a new reader, to connect with the basic meanings of the tarot cards.

You will also find that most topics and lessons on the Tarot will refer back to the Rider-Waite deck, or those based on this deck. This is something to consider when purchasing your first deck.