Saturday, February 28, 2009

Card Pull: Wheel of Fortune + Knight of Wands

I pulled a couple cards for something relevant in my life that I could think and write about. I got the Wheel of Fortune and Knight of Wands.

At a time when I'm living in an apartment and looking for a job, when less than a year ago I was at home and working full time, the Wheel is obviously that change of environment. I no longer have the comforts that back then seemed a drag.

The Wheel can also be the passage of time, bringing about a new set of circumstances and perspective. Which is a good sign since I've had my eye on something for a couple months now. Come to think of it, the place is actually being built and the turning of the wheel can denote progress. Ah, see how much tarot reveals when all the little possibilities build up.

Now the Knight is someone I want to see with the Wheel. He's surrounded by barren desert- nothing- which is how my prospective seems at times. He's headed somewhere- speed, progress, timing that the Wheel brought up- in a definite direction and purpose. I'll see if anything happens that will confirm these.

Friday, February 27, 2009

How I Began with Tarot

I got my first deck 4 years ago in a February.
I bought it myself. With a gift card. If you're aware of the myths, it's almost a sin to get your own deck. It must be gifted. And I'm pretty sure plastic-as-currency for such a sacred and esoteric acquisition is right up there. Bull.

Anyway, my interest in all thing occulty goes back to my childhood. I got books on witches, hauntings, vampires, the paranormal and horror from my school library. I'm not sure what some of those books were doing in a grade school come to think of it.

So the fascination has always been there.

In college almost all of my close friends had their own decks. What a coincidence. I saw them in action and needed my own asap. Even the sales guy at that Borders read tarot. I finally decided on the Russian Tarot of St Petersburg and grabbed a beginner's book.

My first readings were done with awe and trembling in my room- stupid questions about crushes I had, a few on my path with tarot in a strange moment of insight. I still have the journal they're all in.

The first readings for others was at a shindig in the art building. I guess I was reading for friends, had my cards with me like a toy poodle. A couple aquaintances + 1 guy I didn't know asked for readings. So I drew cards and read them a litany of meanings from my book. Shockingly, they looked shocked. In varying degrees. I still wonder what that guy's question was- didn't tell me but he got something from the cards.

Over the years I ditched the books and started reading online- at forums, networks, for friends. I've definitely had those aha! moments and been able to pass those along to others I read for. It's my hope to offer readings in my shop and scatter them wherever I go.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tarot Forecast: March

*Aries: March 21- April 19

8 of Coins + 7 of Swords

Work plays a big role this month, so does managing resources. Stay sharp and be prepared for some mental flexibility.

*Taurus: April 20- May 20

The Hanged Man + 3 of Swords

You may have to delve deep into a certain issue; relax, the only way the Hanged Man cuts loose is acceptance and learning.

*Gemini: May 21- June 20

8 of Swords + The Devil

Don’t worry- these point to finding out what limitations you have. Which do you set yourself and which are set by others?

*Cancer: June 21- July 22

6 of Coins + Magician

Good deeds go a long way; you may be in a position to affect others with generosity and commitments.

*Leo: July 23- Aug 22

9 of Coins + 4 of Swords

You may find the chance to have a respite from life; take a short trip or kick back at home. The 9 may also point to being closer to nature.

*Virgo: Aug 23- Sept 22

Page of Swords + King of Swords

That sharp eye and attention to detail comes in handy; you may be called on for your authority on such matters.

*Libra: Sept 23- Oct 22

6 of Swords + 7 of Clubs

A change of circumstances or continuing boat ride into the unknown may have you on the defense; though the hope of these two cards reassure you you’ll end up somewhere good.

*Scorpio: Oct 23- Nov 21

Ace of Cups + 2 of Coins

Beginnings in the emotional and relationship realm have you trying to keep both feet on the ground. Things aren’t definite; get a feel for them before committing to anything.

*Sagittarius: Nov 22- Dec 21

Ace of Clubs + 9 of Coins

You find the energy for creative opportunities; especially those that bring comfort with nature and the home.

*Capricorn: Dec 22- Jan 19

The Magician + Queen of Coins

Practical meets creative this month as you get the chance to show off some serious skills; especially dealing with things at an interactive level.

*Aquarius: Jan 20- Feb 18

4 of Coins + Knight of Cups

If the rest of the world seems cut off from you, you’ll have to go after it. The Knight brings friendship and openness to even the staunchest curmudgeon.

*Pisces: Feb 19- March 20

9 of Clubs + King of Clubs

You may find yourself putting extra effort into moving along a stagnant or uncomfortable situation; likely just to be done with it already!

Let me know how this month goes. If you haven't seen February's post, check it out and see if it matched your sign!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tarot Forecast: February

Doh! I drew cards for my mom's newsletter and didn't think to post them here? I know, I know, people put anything and everything on their blog, I should learn already.
Here is my first series of horoscopes done with the tarot. Hope they clarify your last week of February!

*Aries (March 21- April 19):
Knight of Wands + 3 of Cups
Been wanting to put your fist through a wall lately? Progress in the right
direction and renewed cooperation brings relief and puts you in the
mood to celebrate, especially after that Mercury retrograde.

*Taurus (April 20 - May 20):
6 of Swords + Wheel of Fortune
If you're a Taurean who is unsettled by change, calm down by enjoying the
journey- things could very well turn out great if they weren't before.

*Gemini (May 21- June 20):
The Star + 6 of Swords
New chances, opportunities or a positive outlook lead you to new places and
experiences, ones you may not have thought of before.

*Cancer (June 21- July 22):
King of Cups + 7 of Coins
As this king represents water signs and the realm of emotion/relationships, maturity and compassion you show will leave you satisfied and bring improvements to this area.

*Leo (July 23- Aug 22):
Knight of Cups + 9 of Cups
Advances in romantic, social or creative pursuits add to your enthusiasm- just don't indulge too much!

*Virgo (Aug 23- Sept 22):
4 of Swords + Queen of Clubs
A time of solitude and reflection offers another outlet for your
industriousness- use it to work on a hobby or something at home!

*Libra (Sept 23- Oct 22):
Death + 3 of Cups
Death, in this case, looks like a welcome end or change. You can rest easier and find enjoyment in what it brings.

*Scorpio (Oct 23- Nov 21):
10 of Coins + The Devil
Familial or established obligations may have you feeling bound to them- but
appreciate the security and comfort these may bring you.

*Sagittarius (Nov 22- Dec 21):
7 of Cups + 4 of Clubs
An array of ideas and directions give you the opportunity to show off your
skills and good taste- especially with people and the home.

*Capricorn (Dec 22- Jan 19):
Queen of Clubs + Knight of Coins
You pair some of your more established talents or projects with your
practical drive- don't burn out and you may have enough of both to see
things to fruition.

*Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 18):
The Tower + 4 of Cups
Life been giving you a shakedown? If plans go awry or things are unsettled,
a helping hand will likely present itself. Just keep your head up to
notice it.

*Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20):
6 of Coins + 7 of Clubs
Generosity and compassion, especially in physical or material ways, will aid you
in seeing something through. This may also be a good time for
charitable work if you're considering it.

Read up on your sign and let me know if you'd like to see these every month!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What Fresh Hell gets a new roommate

For someone that doesn't like blogging much, it's probably unnecessary to have two of them. So I've decided to move my tarot blog over to this one- it's my *main* blog, gets more views and it'll put me out there to more people as a tarot reader.
So look for posts from nitelitetarot coming over to party and fresh ones popping up here.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Etsy Collection: Labradorite

Labradorite is a stone I find myself hearting every time or ogling at places off etsy. It's a gorgeous stone with flashes of color when turned just right. Here's the first in a series of crystal etsy collections.

Anel da Lua labradorite ring

by BeijoFlor

Labradorite Marquise necklace
by infraredstudio

Captive Storm necklace
by beakee

Indigo Nights pendant

Stempunk ring
by CatherinetteRings

Twilight bracelet
by DorisWorks

Victorian ring, brass
by silentlotus

Glow stackers
by maggiejs

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