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Your Hero’s Journey: A Guided Meditation

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This meditation is a sneak peak at the contents of a forthcoming e-book on discovering your stage on the hero’s journey. It serves as excellent intuitive preparation for any general tarot reading where no question is put forth and no urgent issue is in need of resolution. After this meditation, your tarot reading will pinpoint the area in your life...

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Card Focus: Six of Wands

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Any book on tarot you’ll read will tell you that the 6 of Wands is all about victory, accolades and success. And so for a long time I viewed this card as something of a treat in a reading. A sure positive sign (ignoring the obvious metaphor of a man on a high horse and the subsequent warning that implies)....

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Guided Meditation: Desert Exploration

Desert Exploration: A Guided Meditation

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After spending three days in the California high desert (Yucca Valley near Joshua Tree), I was inspired to create a guided meditation for you all. The sun is so bright out there—almost blinding without sunglasses—but the elevation, cool breeze and shade made it quite pleasant. In the surrounding area of where we stayed and at Joshua Tree National Park huge...

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How Tarot Can Help Your Love Life

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When it comes to love, sometimes no other area in your life feels more unpredictable. So if you’re single, in a new relationship or are experiencing a rocky period in your formerly stable situation, the first question you will most likely ask your tarot reader is going to be about your love life. You’ll want to know, are you looking...

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Free Association: A Writing Meditation

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Free Association was coined and developed by the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, as a technique to access the unconscious. In its original practice, the patient would lie on the couch, allow his or her thoughts to wander, and say whatever came to mind, coached on with inquiring, open-ended questions by the psychoanalyst. In this relaxed, aimless and wandering state,...

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Can Tarot Predict the Future?

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Most people come to a tarot reading curious to know, at least in part, what their future holds. Will I get the job? Will we be happy together? Will I make a lot of money? There is nothing wrong with these questions. It’s natural to want to settle anxiety about the future with some simple, clear answers. The problem is...

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Tarot Meditations: Walking a Labyrinth

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Last week I went on a search for labyrinths in my area, and was thrilled when I found this amazing resource: With the World Wide Labyrinth Locator, you can find labyrinths anywhere, most of which are open to the public. So, I set out on a pilgrimage to visit some of labyrinths in my area and walk them.   First of all,...

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Answering Yes/No Questions with the Tarot

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Should I leave my job? Will I fall in love this year? Am I doing the right thing?   What these common queries have in common is that they are all questions that demand an answer of yes or no. Tarot readers often try to rephrase yes/no questions to be more open-ended because that kind of narrow response often shuts down the...

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Tarot Meditations: Making a Mandala

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Mandalas are ancient symbols that predate all religions as we know them today. They have been used in cultures, spiritual traditions and religions all over the world to represent safe, sacred spaces. According to the great psychologist Carl Jung, who spent much time studying these symbols, the mandala is symbolic of a closed off space, like the mote of a...

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