excited to take my newest deck for a test run- The Ellis deck just arrived in the mail today- so excited!!
Tarot for Couples- Using the Cards to Strengthen Your Love Relationship
Whether you are single and looking, or in a relationship, there are many ways you can use the tarot cards to help improve your love life. Over the next two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, I will be sharing several tarot spreads and tarot activities with this purpose in mind.
I’d like to kick this off today by introducing you to the Tarot Girl Next Door Love Profile, a simple two-card reading I designed to help us all get a better understanding of our own personal “love style.” Because before we can attract a healthy relationship - and/or before we can be the best possible partner to our beloved- we need to have some self-awareness about what we need from a relationship- and what we bring to the table.
I’ve described the structure of the reading/spread below. Try it for yourself- or order a Tarot Girl Next Door Love Profile (online reading only) for a special price of $20- now through February 14, 2014.
And if you do happen to do a profile for yourself- I’d love to hear your thoughts/comments below! Happy Monday!
TAROT LOVE PROFILE
Although this spread consists of just two cards (one from the Major Arcana and one from among the Court Cards), it is incredibly insightful.
Begin the reading by separating the Major Arcana from the deck and putting them in a pile- and then pulling the Court Cards and putting them in a pile.
Pick up the Major Arcana, shuffle and draw one card. Then do the same for the Court Cards.
Card 1- (from the Major Arcana)- Card 1 provides insight into how the querent views love & romance overall, big picture, throughout his/her life. What is his/her ideal vision for a romantic relationship? Where does romantic love fit in terms of life priorities? What is the purpose of romance in this person’s life? And what related lessons are they meant to learn?
Card 2- (from among the Court Cards)- The Court Card represents more circumstantial energy- giving us information about where this person stands right now in terms of love & romance. What is he/she looking for at the moment? What does he/she have to offer a partner at present? What does he/she need out of a relationship at this point and time? And what aspects of their personality are presently most relevant to romance?
Once we look at each card individually, we can then look at the combination and get a really good sense of where someone stands at present in terms of love- their strengths/weaknesses as a partner- and the types of people and relationships that are best suited for them at present.
I will share a Sample Tarot Love Profile later today- stay tuned!
The ‘Tarot Under Oath’ show curated by @auniakahn is opening at the new Last Rites Gallery location on January 25th. So excited to be a part of this project and to get to design the Hierophant card!! Hope you east coasties can make it out to the opening! @lastritesgallery #hierophant #tarot #darkart #lastrites #lastritesgallery #tarotunderoath
That’s this gallery (www.lastritesgallery.com) on West 33rd Street in New York City.
My new #tarot reading room at Antiques at 9 South Main Street in #Medford- it’s tiny, but it’s all mine! So excited!!
btw- this was my favorite Halloween costume ever! Go figure!
Halloween Tarot Spread-
I’ve always loved Halloween- it’s so liberating to select a costume and have permission to be anyone or anything I want, just for a day!
And for that reason, I wonder if a person’s Halloween costume might reveal a little bit more about them than we may think- who they wish they could be, their fantasies, or parts of themselves that they have repressed or kept out of public view.
Just for fun, I put together this little tarot spread, “What Does Your Halloween Costume Reveal About You?”
Test it out and let me know what you think- and Happy Halloween!
Card 1- You- this card represents the face you show to the world day-to-day, how you see yourself, and how others perceive you in your everyday, real life.
Card 2- Your Costume- This card explores your fantasies, telling us who you would be if you could live another life just for a day.
Card 3- What Your Costume Reveals About You- This card gives deeper insight into the part of yourself represented by card 2. Why do you think you fantasize about this? What part of yourself does this costume or character represent? Is this an aspect of yourself that you share with others? If so, how? If not, why do you think it has been repressed?
Card 4- Advice- This card suggests practical ways you may bring some aspects of this costume/character into your everyday life.
Sample Reading (using the Oracle of the Shapeshifters by Lucy Cavendish, with artwork by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.)
Card 1- Two Choices (You)- This card represents someone who is blessed with many wonderful opportunities and options. However, it also suggests that this person is fairly indecisive and has lost out of some great things in her life because she failed to decide between them.
Card 2- Elizabeth & the Lion (Your Costume)- This card represents a female who embraces her power and isn’t afraid to be bold, assert herself or take a stand. (And in fact, this person will be dressing up as Cleopatra for this Halloween-seems to fit!).
Card 3- Little Red Riding Hood (What Your Costume Reveals About You)- This card is about playing the victim and taking a passive stance when it comes to our own lives. It asks us to take responsibility for our choices (or lack thereof in this case) and own our power. Make the choices that are right for you and don’t let fear our outside opinions affect you. It’s time to get in the driver’s seat and take charge of where you go from here.
Card 4- Advice- Quetzalcoatl and the Priestess of Time- This card’s message is that the time to act is now. It reinforces the messages in Card 3 with a bit more urgency. It’s a reminder of the passage of time- and asks that you waste not another moment acting as though you are a passive bystander to your own life. Just like the priestess depicted on the card, you are extremely powerful- own it!