Tarot Reading for Jan 23 – 29

Here is your weekly Tarot card reading! For this reading I am using the Hanson-Roberts Tarot

Have a great week 🙂
xoxo
Kate

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Oracle Card Reading for Jan 16 – 22

I swear I never get tired of reading with this goddess deck!

Please feel free to share your own insights about these cards in the comments below 🙂

Have a fantastic week!
xoxo
Kate

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It’s time to reinvent yourself…so listen up!

Veronica is my evil alter ego and co-author of my new workbook Your Alter Ego… Revealed!, a fun, sexy workbook that will change your life! Tarot Reader by day, erotic fiction writer by night, this domineering vixen is here for one reason….to tell you how to live your life.

Universal Waite Tarot

Do you know someone who is always reinventing themselves?

One minute they’re a total asshole, next minute they’re all into yoga and recycling? But still an asshole.

Or maybe you’ve had the experience of being all like “I love gardening, animals and crafting” but six months later you’re like “fuck that. Now I’m into tanning beds, slot machines and Tinder.”

We’re fickle bitches and we change like the seasons. And that is A-Okay.

You’re a spiritual being here for an experience and you can’t experience much if you just do the same old crap day in, day out.

Sometimes your regular hobbies, routines, social life and job can feel like old, worn out, unhip clothes. Time for a new wardrobe!

This weekend, do something out of character. Do something fresh, something unexpected. If you normally go to art galleries and museums, hit up the casino! If you usually get drunk and watch porn, bake bran muffins and read some poetry.

But most importantly….have fun!

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How to Read Non-Illustrated Minor Arcana Cards

Have you ever tried reading Tarot with a deck – like the Tarot of Marseille or the Thoth Tarot – whose minor arcana cards don’t have pictures on them?

Did you feel blank and empty and wonder what am I supposed to make of this?

Long before the fully illustrated Rider-Waite Tarot deck burst onto the scene in 1910, all Tarot decks had non-illustrated minor arcana cards, much like a deck of playing cards. These decks are often referred to as “pip decks”.

Mystic Meg Tarot

Back in the day, people had to chop wood, walk several miles to school, barefoot in the snow, use sheep intestines for condoms….and read Tarot using decks with NO F**KING PICTURES ON THEM!!!!

It was rough. And now Tarot readers everywhere have become soft. We expect lavish pictures on all the cards. We expect our intuitive insights to just be handed to us on a silver platter. Jeez!

The Rider-Waite deck was unique in that the artist Pamela Coleman Smith depicted scenes and characters on it’s minors, making them easier to learn and read. Lazy Tarot readers loved it and it remains one of the most popular decks today.

But that doesn’t mean you should just disregard non-illustrated pip decks. Like learning to drive a standard, there are certain advantages to reading with these types of decks despite the extra trickiness. And people will be impressed.

Why it’s so tricky

Symbols are the language of the soul and so gazing at a card that shows a symbol-rich scene can stimulate intuition and creativity.

But when you see a minor arcana card that’s just two boring wands or four pentacles with no other frills in sight, it doesn’t give you much to work with. So I’m going to teach you a couple tricks to make reading these non-illustrated minors a breeze…

But first a confession

I prefer reading with fully illustrated Rider-Waite style decks because….it’s easier and more visually stimulating.

While the Thoth Tarot was one of my first decks, I didn’t truly learn to read non-illustrated minors until I got the Mystic Meg Tarot a few years ago. And there’s stuff I love about reading these kinds of cards – but it’s not my favorite.

Let’s draw a card…

From the Mystic Meg Tarot, I drew the Eight of Water (8 of Cups).

Step #1 – Identify the Suit and the suit qualities

This card is of the suit of water (cups), which is about feelings, emotions and relationships. Therefore, we know this card is telling us something about our feelings and perhaps a relationship (to a person, to ourselves or to a thing).

This is where it helps to know your suit qualities. Let’s do a quick refresh:

Pentacles – money, health, physical aspects, material realm

Cups – feelings, emotions, love, relationships

Swords – thought, mind, intellect, communication

Wands – energy, inspiration, passion, spirit

If you’re still not 100% confident in your understanding of the suits, try this with a Rider-Waite style deck (not a pip deck): group all the minors by suit so you have four groups of cards. Then, spend some time looking at each suit and really getting a feel for the energy of that suit. Compare and contrast the different suits until you have a clear sense of what each suit represents.

Step #2 – Notice the card number

Each suit expresses the numbers differently and it can be a really interesting exercise to group your minor arcana cards by number and then study them, which I’ll do in a sec.

We have an eight here. You don’t need to know anything about numerology (I don’t) although it probably helps. We know eight is an even number and even numbers can signify stability/harmony or stagnancy/boredom.

We also know that eight is one of the bigger numbers. If we’re progressing from Ace to ten, eight is almost at the end. We’ve reached a certain point of achievement.

Just for fun, let’s look at all the eights in the Universal Waite Tarot

In my opinion, the wands and swords seem to mirror each other in that they show what happens when there’s an abundance of their suit quality. With wands we have lots of energy, which propels movement, speed and things unfolding quickly. While with the swords we have an abundance of thought and mind activity which can tie us up and make us feel imprisoned.

With the 8 of pentacles, we see an abundance of work and how this can lead to being busy. But the 8 of cups is very different from all the rest in that it shows someone retreating away, in search of the missing cup. It’s like his feelings have become so strong now that he can no longer ignore them – he must abandon his stacked cups and address the root of his unease.

See what I mean? You can learn a ton about your cards when you group them this way and look at them!

Put it together…

Okay, let’s get back to our original eight of cups. Based on what we know about this card we might say that it’s message is about feeling emotionally stable, yet longing to break away from the stagnancy of daily life. Or we could say that we’ve made lot’s of headway in the realm of emotion and relationships but something is still missing (we still have a way to go before we reach #10).

Essentially, when you read a “pip card” you are drawing on your understanding of it’s suit and it’s number. I also cheat a little and imagine the Rider-Waite equivalent.

What I love about reading with Pip decks

When I’m giving a Tarot reading to someone, I know they’re looking at the cards and possibly drawing their own conclusions (if they know Tarot) or making judgements about the cards. For example, the ten of swords or the five of pentacles often get a negative reaction from people.

But if the person I’m reading for has no idea what my cards could possibly mean, that makes me feel more in control of the reading. I don’t need to do damage control and say “don’t worry, the ten of swords doesn’t mean you’ll be murdered” – I can just go with my own intuitive reading flow.

Better yet, the absence of symbols can sometimes be a blessing. At times I find it easier to get intuitive ideas when there’s less visual noise. It’s almost like it creates space around the reading and gives me a little more creative license.

So let’s give it another try! Here’s the four of fire (Wands) from the Mystic Meg Tarot

Remember – use your knowledge of the suit, number and your imagination! Feel free to share your interpretation in the comments below…

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Tarot Reading for Jan 9 – 15

I’m excited to use this quirky deck for today’s reading – it’s the Tarot of the Dream Enchantress and it always makes for an interesting read…

Have a wonderful week!

xoxo
Kate

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Want success? Indulge your evil side…

Veronica is my evil alter ego and co-author of my new workbook Your Alter Ego… Revealed!, a fun, sexy workbook that’s perfect for lazy winter afternoons. Let’s see what terrible advice she has for you today…

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Rider Waite Tarot

North American culture is obsessed with goal setting and achieving shit, which is what The Chariot represents – moving forward, upward and onward. Yay!

There’s just one tiny problem: what happens if only part of you wants success but another part longs for pure sloth and debauchery?

My good twin Kate sets her alarm for 8am every morning. But when it goes off, I am seduced by the siren song of my warm, comfy bed that whispers “noooo….staaaayyyyyy! Just 5 min…” which turn into two hours and then the day’s pretty much shot.

Part of you wants to eat healthy but the other part wants red wine, cheese, chips and chocolate. Part of you wants to save for retirement but the other part wants to go on lavish vacations and buy fancy chai lattes everyday.

Unless you can get both selves on board, you’re pretty much fucked and will go nowhere in life.

So how do you do this? Easy. Don’t deny you’re “evil” side – tempt it.

Tell yourself things like if I get up at 8am and go for a run and eat healthy all week, I get to lay in bed all day on Saturday and eat cookies for breakfast…guilt free.

OR

If I work hard today and get all my tasks done, I will indulge in a feisty gossip sesh with a friend in the evening.

There’s no use trying to be perfect….so just give up now!

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Tarot Reading for Jan 2 – 8

It’s the first day of 2017 and what better way to kick it off than watch a Tarot forecast? For this reading I’m using my newest deck, The Timeless Tarot by Tara Winstanley – it’s a very pretty, romantic deck….

Feel free to share your own insights and interpretations in the comments below!
Happy New Year,

Kate
The Daily Tarot Girl

 

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Veronica’s tip for making resolutions stick

Veronica is my evil alter ego and co-author of my new workbook Your Alter Ego… Revealed!, a fun, sexy workbook that’s perfect for lazy winter afternoons. While some people are helping the homeless this holiday season, Veronica is buying herself sex toys and eating caramels for breakfast…can you believe it?!

Linestrider Tarot

So it’s New Year’s eve eve today and you’re probably thinking up some ridiculously un-fun resolutions.

Like losing weight, saving money or being less slutty.

Don’t. Just don’t.

Instead, make a resolution to meet your inner alter ego and buy my new workbook Your Alter Ego Revealed!

If that’s not a dead-sexy New Years resolution, then I don’t know what is!

But here’s the thing with resolutions: don’t resolve to do something that you don’t actually want to do.

Too many twits make resolutions because they want the results of those resolutions.

Like getting up at 6am every morning to run five miles and drink a kale smoothie. Sure, you might look slightly hotter after a year of doing this, but you will also have just spent a year getting up at 6am to do unpleasant things.

Make the journey as pleasurable as the destination and you’ll be cooking with gas!

Okay, so that said, here’s my 2017 resolutions…

  1. Make time to nap every day. Every single day.
  2. Drink more red wine (for the antioxidants, obviously).
  3. Spend less time on celebrity gossip sites and more time painting scandalous ladies!

What are YOUR 2017 resolutions? Tell me now……

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2017 Tarot Forecast!

2017 is almost here and I’ve been looking forward to doing my annual New Years Tarot reading!

Now is the perfect time to figure out what things you want to do in 2017 – where do you want to go? What do you want to create? What do you want to STOP doing? What new things do you want to try?

I love working with this planner around this time of year because it helps me get things in perspective.

I’ve created a brand new New Years Tarot Spread for this year and I’ve included it at the bottom of this post so you can try it out for yourself. Enjoy…

New Years Tarot Card Spread

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As always, I invite you to share your own ideas and interpretations of the cards in this reading....

Happy New Year and I hope your 2017 will be filled with love, adventure, laughter, pleasure and good times!

xoxo
Kate
The Daily Tarot Girl

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Tarot Reading for Dec 26 – Jan 1st

Merry Christmas!!!! I hope you are too busy stuffing your face and rolling around in presents to read this…but if not, here is your Tarot forecast for the week ahead, using the New Palladini Tarot.

Stay tuned for my 2017 forecast reading – I should be posting it in the next few days or so 🙂 I haven’t decided what deck I should use for it, so if you have any requests, please let me know in the comments below 🙂

xoxo
Kate

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