On Why I Needed a Blogging Break…

Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 23:11 | Category : beginnings, sentimental
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Has it Really Been a Month? Really, a month? Well, almost. I haven’t posted an entry on here since March 2nd. That entry was an odd one of sorts as well. I sold that deck. Then, I needed a break. It happens.

Over the course of the past few months, I have been building my Tarot collection, finding myself in readings, and new and interesting ways to incorporate Tarot into my life. However, none of the learning and discovery Boiler Replacement has been mentioned here as  of late. I’ve struggled with the voice of this blog. Do I want it it to be a depository for daily readings and reflections? Or, do I want to use a private print journal? Do I want to post the newest decks I have Military Knives discovered or my latest finds and purchases, even if they aren’t new, mass market or well known? Do I want to post random observations?

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Shuffling the Deck of Life: Page of Cups: The Mysterious Dreamer

Tarot Card of the Day – February 15, 2009

Deck: (Left) The Victorian Romantic Tarot; (Right) The Bohemian Gothic Tarot

Element: Water
Associations: Emotions; feelings; relationships

The Page of Cups is “the dreamer” in the deck–the card that represents a a creative force in action, a lust for life and the desire to see what it brings. In both Page of Cups cards in The Victorian Romantic and The Bohemian Gold, we see a sense of longing, but there are also contrasting emotive qualities between both Pages depicted in the two decks.

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Melissa Lenormand deck available for pre-order: only 250 copies!

Friday, 5 February 2010, 6:00 | Category : art, oracle decks
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Tarot forums are where us Tarot enthusiasts find out about the latest decks–be it mass market releases or self-published decks put out by the creators themselves.

Many of us have watched the Melissa Lenormand project come to fruition. I’ve been following the progression back when the artist, Melissa, started posting samples of her oracle cards on her blog and on the Aeclectic forum.

And, now 250 copies of the first edition of the Melissa Lenormand is finally available for pre-order!

Taken from her web site:

The Melissa Lenormand is an oracle deck based on the French Lenormand style cartomancy system. Created in 2009, and published in 2010 by Melissa’s (and her husband’s!) fledgling game/card publishing company Karmic Egg.

The first edition of this lovely deck is limited to 250 copies.

A Lenormand oracle contains 36 cards. The Melissa Lenormand also contains several alternative art cards, and several informative cards for a total of 45 cards. An instruction booklet is included in the fully printed tuck box.

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Tarot Bags for Haiti Relief Fund

Wednesday, 3 February 2010, 20:18 | Category : tarot card meanings
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Do you Tarot decks need a place to call home? Now they do. Or, at least there’s a good reason to buy a bag (or two!).

Rebecca at TheTarotphile.com is selling one of a kind Tarot bags for $6 (including shipping in the USA), with 100% all proceeds going to the Haiti Relief Fund.

I asked her if I could post this, and she assured me that she had enough material to keep on making bags.

Isn’t it beautiful? I bought one and it should arrive here any day now. My Buckland Romani is going to love it.

via her web site:

I have created a beautiful, special bag to support relief efforts in Haiti.  It’s just $6 (includes shipping!) and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Haiti Relief fund!

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A New 3 Card Daily Spread: Reflections Spread

Deck: Victorian Regina Tarot

This has been the week of trying new daily spreads! I do my readings at night, right before bedtime. My original intent was to use a 3 card spread I discovered on Aeclectic, but when I looked it up this morning, it appears that I made up my own spread last night. That’s the beauty of Tarot; you can use what works best for you. This is what I came up with:

Reflections Spread

(Left) What can I take from the day?
(Center) What can I take into tomorrow?
(Right) What can I take from today into tomorrow?

The last card helps clarify how you can take the experience from the day into tomorrow. It’s a summary card in many ways, but also takes into account what the focus was for today (position 1) and the focus for the tomorrow (position 2).

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My 2 Card Spread (Focus; Solution): On Guard and Seeking to Enjoy the Rewards of Life

Deck: (Top) The Victorian Romantic Tarot; (Bottom) The Bohemian Gothic Tarot

Has it really been three weeks since my last post? So far, Phuket Real Estate this year has been off to a busy start. After a busy work week and preparing to go away, going away and then coming back and getting things back up to speed, I feel like I lost track of time! Needless to stay, I am ready to get things back on track with this blog. Posting three times a week (under normal conditions!) isn’t too much to ask of myself.

Whilst I have not been blogging, I have still been doing daily draws. Single card draws for reflections work well, and I like the simplicity of three card spreads (past – present – future or the like). However, I have become quite fond of two card spreads as well. Clear and to the point, they offer a concise way water filter reviews to do a assist in clarifying the issue depicted in the first card drawn. Sometimes, less is better!

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2010: New Year Spread – The Victorian Romantic & The Bohemian Gothic Tarot

Deck: (Top) The Victorian Romantic Tarot; (Bottom) The Bohemian Gothic Tarot

I read a post on Tarot Dame’s Blog featuring a New Year Spread last week. I was planning doing a 3 card reading using the past, present and future positions, and this spread is a fun take on it:

New Year Spread

(Left)What I should leave behind me when the new year arrives?
(Center)What I should take with me in the new year?
(Right)What I have to look forward to in the coming year?

My first observation was that I drew three Major Arcana cards. This implies that each of the answers involves a significant event or stage. Valuable and possibly life-changing events are in the works for 2010. Most of us feel this way when we start the year and we tend to focus on the immediate. Sometimes it’s wise to take a step back and observe http://www.elitereplicawatch.net where we where, where we are, and where we are going.

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Thoughts on Tarot Reversals

Wednesday, 6 January 2010, 22:48 | Category : reversals, tarot card meanings
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Tarot Reversals – some people use them, flappy bird cheats others don’t. Many people don’t use the term “Reversals” and include all variations of a card in a reading. And, reversed cards? Yes, reading reversed card is different than reading Reversals. You can read a Reversal for a reversed card–a card that’s upside down. But, you can best vaporizer also read Reversals for cards that aren’t in their reversed positions if you flip them right side up after you draw them. And what exactly is a Reversal? Does it always have to be the opposite of the card’s upright meaning

Confused yet?

It’s time for me to take a sip of tea. It’s almost bedtime you know.

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aurarcana Tarot blog – The Tarot School’s first featured blog for 2010 in “Tarot Tips”

Sunday, 3 January 2010, 12:57 | Category : 2010, beginnings, sentimental
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aurarcana is honored to be The Tarot School’s first featured blog for 2010 (January 2010) in their monthly “Tarot Tips” newsletter!

I just learned this news today when I received and email from the Tarot School’s very own Ruth Ann Amberstone.

I am flattered and quite humbled to be honored by the prestigious The Tarot School. This blog was created as an outlet for me to write about my experiences with Tarot and to harness my web design skills (which I currently use at my day job). It’s been a hobby of sorts in so many ways.

There are so many great Tarot blogs an I thought that would be an opportune time to mention some of my favorites:

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Article: The Future: Cloudy, With Platitudes (on Psychics)

Sunday, 3 January 2010, 11:35 | Category : articles
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It’s a new year and people are either optimistic, skeptical and maybe a bit of both. At this time, there is often a “boom” in interest in learning what the future holds. And, whom better to consult, but your local psychic. You know, the one with the neon sign seo services in the window that charges $100 to read your astrology chart, some crystals (that many only see as in jewelry), or some…Tarot cards

There’s an interesting article in today’s Sunday New York Times, “The Future: Cloudy, With Platitudes“.

It’s unfortunate that  this type  of advice comes off as hokey to the person who is interested in the services. Then again, many of the”professionals” (I use that term loosely here) who offer these services are a farce; psychic services can be a hoax to lure people into believing false hopes. But, there is always a flip side to everything. There are people who practice the metaphysical sciences and do it truthfully, in hopes of expanding one’s mind, the power of understanding the unconscious and free will.

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