The 4 Tarot Topics I Always Get Asked About!

Today’s post is all about the four Tarot topics I most often get asked about!

Predicting the timing of events, reading Tarot reversals, making sense of repeating Tarot cards and how to store your Tarot deck when your not using it.

So I have rounded up the four articles that I wrote on these topics and squeezed them all into ONE handy dandy blog post – enjoy :)

Tarot & Timing: How to Predict When Something Will Happen

watchWhen will I meet my soul-mate? When will I find my dream job? When will my business take off?

These are some of the most common questions people ask their Tarot cards. Everyone wants to know when!

But is it possible to predict the future with Tarot cards and pinpoint specific time frames for events?

Let me give you some tips and tricks for doing readings about timing….Read more….

 

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Reversed Tarot Cards: How to Read Them!

ace of cups reversedThere are many wonderful ways to read a reversed Tarot card – in this article I give you some suggestions while keeping it simple and easy.

Find out:

Why you should read Tarot reversals

When you shouldn’t read them

Who shouldn’t bother reading reversals at all

And of course how to read a reversed Tarot card

Read more…

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Same Tarot Card Keeps Popping Up In Your Readings? This is What it Means…

four of swords Have you ever noticed how sometimes the SAME Tarot card will just keep showing up in your readings?

I call these repeating cards encore cards.

Check out my 3 step process for decoding the meaning of these cheeky, repeating cards! Read more….

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Storing Your Tarot Cards: What You Need to Know

tarot-boxWhere do YOU keep your cards when your not using them?

Does how you store your Tarot cards effect the accuracy of your readings?

In this article I share my own method for storing my Tarot decks and some tips for protecting the energy of your deck.

Read more….

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Oracle Card Reading for July 21 – 27

Have a great week :)

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The Fool says….f**k being “busy”!

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Veronica is my badass alter ego and she is here to give you some tough love advice on a Friday. What better way to kick off the weekend?

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Housewives Tarot

“Travel lightly, bitch!” says the coiffed lady of The Fool.

At first glance you may think she’s a real dip-shit, letting the contents of her purse scatter to and fro, but look closely. She is just lightening the load.

Now is the time to lighten your load. Get rid of some shit.

The idiots you know and love will tell you that more leads to a meaningful life – more money, more work, a bigger house, a big family, lots of friends, pets, cars, clothes, stuff, shoes, more crap, luggage, things, fancy kitchen utensils, fake tits, social events, aaaaahhhhh!

These same dicks will ask you things like “keeping busy?” whilst nodding vigoriously. You must answer “yes” or face their awkward, blank look of confusion.

This weekend, think less is more.

Think busyness is crazyness.

Don’t be busy. Clear the clutter. Mmmmm…..zen! Now your free.

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Menage a Tarot Podcast Premiere!

I am super excited to announce the debut of our podcast Menage a Tarot: Three Tarot Friends Playing with a Full Deck.

This podcast features Ronda from Modern Oracle, David from The Minister of Myself, and myself (Kate). We introduce ourselves and talk about how we began our journey and love affair with Tarot, as well as our different viewpoints on the Tarot. It’s a really fun discussion and I think you’ll enjoy it :)

Check out the very first episode right here: http://menageatarot.com/

Let me know what you think! And let me know if you have any suggestions for topics you’d like to hear discussed.

 

 

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Tarot Challenge: Interpret This Reading!

Are you up for a challenge? A Tarot Challenge?

I hope so!

Unlike my last two Tarot Challenges, this reading isn’t for a made up, fictitious character. This situation is real, so hold onto your hat!

Note: I have gotten permission from this person to share her reading and ask for interpretations and I have changed her name and any identifying details.

So here goes…

Lola is a 42 year old woman, married, no kids and working in her “dream career”. Everything in her life is wonderful – her husband and family are great and she has lots of money, friends and interests. She is in excellent health and is also quite a sexy lady!

However, these past several months she has felt a certain emptiness in her life. It kind of feels like she is dead inside. She keeps thinking “there must be more to life than this.”  She loves her life, but she doesn’t feel fully alive in it. Some days it just feels like she is just going through the motions. And that feeling is only getting bigger and bigger.

She has come to you for a Tarot reading and has asked you “Why did my life loose it’s ‘spark’ and what can I do to inject magic and joyful zest back into my life?”

These are the cards that come up:

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The Anna K Tarot

Just to let you know….Lola is a close friend of mine and is one tough cookie – she can take whatever no-frills advice you have for her. So don’t hold back or sugar coat your interpretations! And whatever you do, don’t worry about getting it wrong.

Based on these 3 cards, how would YOU interpret this reading? What advice do you have for Lola?

Feel free to share in the comment section below! I am really looking forward to reading your responses :)

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Tarot Reading for July 14-20

Have a lovely week :)

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The secret ingredient to a decadent lifestyle…

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Veronica is my evil twin and I let her scrawl her silliness all over my blog every Friday. Her readings are deep, insightful and full of penis innuendos. Let’s see what nonsense advice she has for you today…

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Morgan Greer Tarot

Just like a spectator at an orgy, the fancy lady of the Nine of Pentacles reclines with ease and luxuriously nibbles on grapes!

Do you wish you could be this fancy lady?

Guess what? You can!

All you need is a falcon, some head jewels and the understanding that everything feels more decadent when you just sit back, relax and eat grapes.

If the kids are fighting this weekend, don’t intervene. Sit back, relax and eat some grapes. Pretend your watching gladiators in a Roman coliseum.

Friends boring you with tiresome, detailed stories about their latest vacation? Sit back, relax and eat grapes. Indulge in a lurid sex fantasy about Daniel Craig. Your friends won’t even know!

Can’t stand the thought of cooking dinner for your in-laws on Sunday night? Fuck it. Sit back, relax and eat grapes. Order pizza.

So there you have it. A plan for your weekend!

 

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Oracle Card Reading for the Upcoming Week!

Have a lovely week :)

~Kate

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Veronica’s advice for your weekend…

fridays with veronicaVeronica is my bad to the bone alter ego and she is here to slap some sense into you today! She took time out of her hectic day of relaxing, rejuvenating and re-energizing to write you this reading – so you’d better listen up and take her advice…

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Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

“DON’T BACK DOWN!”

That’s what the Goddess Brigit is sayin’ to you right now.

Don’t let others manhandle you into doing stupid shit you don’t want to do this weekend. Stick to your guns.

If you set the intention to paint and meditate this weekend, and your most boring friend says “hey, lets go traipsing around stores all day long and buy a bunch of pointless crap,” you have to say NO!

Yes, people will try to drag you into their nonsense all weekend long if you let them.

Horrid family barbeques and tiresome fundraising events will consume your life if you’re not careful….so bring out your inner bitch – I mean Brigit – and start laying down the law.

You’ve got some serious shit to do this weekend and can’t be sidetracked by willy-nilly-nancies who wish to frittle away the day!

 

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13 Books That Changed My Life

I must confess…..I LOVE to read.

I have read hundreds, if not thousands, of books over the past 33 years. I’ve perused the gamut of literature -  from radical feminist texts to harlequin romances with shirtless cowboys on the cover. From The Buddhist Scriptures to The Crazy Sexy Diet – I am always searching for wisdom and ideas to enhance my life.

And once in a blue moon there is a book that really truly stays with me.

A book that often pops into my mind, even though I read it over ten years ago.

A book that changes the way I think about the world and in doing so, influences my actions, decisions and passions.

Today, I want to share my list of the books that are near and dear to my heart – the books that literally changed my life. Pun intended!

tao te chingTao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (interpreted by Stephen Mitchell)

I first read this 14 years ago for a religious studies class and I have since re-read it many, many times.

So much is said in so few words, it is incredibly refreshing and calming.

There is something very authentic, deep and pure about this one. Yes, I know its been translated and interpreted and all that, but I always get such a feeling of inner peace when I read the words in this book.

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the awakeningThe Awakening by Kate Chopin

This shit-disturbing novella was published in 1899 and is about a woman who wakes up and realizes she does not really belong in society or the life she has created.

This novel is beautifully written and each time I read it, I find myself savoring each sentence like a spoonful of chocolate Coconut Bliss!

For some reason, this story really struck a chord with me and even though I read it well over ten years ago, it is still fresh in my mind.

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the power of nowThe Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Now I know that Oprah totally crammed this one down everyone’s throats, but hear me out! This is an amazing book and it had a profound impact on how I dealt with worry and anxiety.

Before I read The Power of Now, I was a bit of a worrier. I used to have insomnia, 3am panic attacks and all kinds of stomach problems due to anxiety.

After reading this book, I was able to see the hilarious side of my mind and finally stop taking life so seriously.

While this book seems pretty unassuming, beware: The information in this book is pretty rebellious in an anti-establishment/anti-control system kind of way! I feel that one of the most rebellious things you can do in this society is keep calm and not let fear swallow you whole. This book shows you how.

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the hedonism handbookThe Hedonism Handbook by Michael Flocker

While this book is intended to be light and funny, it profoundly changed my life by helping me prioritize what is truly important to me – leisure and pleasure!

This book was the perfect “beach read” and I found myself reading bits out to nearby friends and family.

If you aren’t sure what the point of hammocks, 3 martini lunches and skinny dipping is….you need to read this book! Right now.

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the unfoldmentThe Unfoldment by Neil Kramer

I can’t really explain what this book is about, but it shows you how to be more aware and live a more authentic life. Although it’s way more interesting than I make it sound!

If you’ve ever thought there’s something not quite right here or felt horribly out of place in the world, then you will enjoy this book.

I have since checked out Neil Kramer’s other work. He has a great website where he posts his “Roamcasts”, which are top notch and well worth a listen!

I have found that listening to his interviews, podcasts and reading his book has brought about some major consciousness shifts for me.

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convoluted universeThe Convoluted Universe Series by Dolores Cannon

I love Dolores Cannon’s books! She has written a ton of them and I don’t really have a favorite – I have enjoyed every single one of her books, but I really loved The Convoluted Universe Series. There are four books in the series but you don’t need to read them in order.

Dolores Cannon is a hypnotherapist who started working with clients for totally boring reasons – like quitting smoking or losing weight. But once in a while she’d get a client who would recall a past life in a different dimension or planet, or an alien encounter or something totally out there. She recorded those wild hypnotherapy sessions and made several books out of them.

It’s a fascinating read and it totally opened my mind up to an expanded way of thinking about the world!

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the beauty mythThe Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

I read this book when I was only 16 and thank god I did! Feminist writer Naomi Wolf lampoons the beauty industry and its agenda to make women despise their bodies so they’ll buy their bullshit products, surgery, etc.

This book helped me see the media and beauty industry with a critical eye. And because of that, I have been able to maintain a pretty positive body image my entire life. Which is no small feat living in this culture, as I am sure you already know!

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nonviolent communicationNonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Nearly everyone is kind of crappy at communicating properly and I am no exception. This book provides a simple, four step process for effective communication.

This book really changed how I see and approach conflict, so that I no longer feel powerless. I have tools now.

And as the title suggests, its nonviolent, so I don’t even have to smack anyone to make my point! Great stuff!

But heads up: this technique doesn’t work on psychopaths or sociopaths.

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Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha

sex-at-dawnDo you suspect monogamy is a bit unnatural? Well I did, which is why I was so smitten with this book.

I have always been irritated by the cultural assumption that men are filandering whores while women just want to get it on with the same boring dude year in, year out.

So I was pleased as punch when I found my own personal theories backed up by….SCIENCE!

Sex at Dawn is like an Anthropology book, except it’s really really interesting. It dramatically changed the way I look at sexual realtionships, marriage, monogamy and all that silliness.

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you can heal your lifeYou Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

This is a self-help classic! And while it can be very sappy, very touchy-feely, it is also very healing and liberating.

I was going through some big changes when I picked this book up and it helped me look at life as a big adventure to be explored and played around with.

This is such a gentle, kind book that’s perfect for days when you feel like crap. I often just flip it open to a page, read a few words and then put it back on my shelf, always feeling less bitchy and negative than before I picked it up!

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love freedom alonenessLove, Freedom, Aloneness by Osho

First of all, let me just say that I LOVE Osho’s books – I have read most of them, but this one stands out for me.

Osho ruminates on the nature of love, romance, lust and other stuff in this book – in a way that is refreshing and free and totally different from anything Dr. Phil would write.

Its a great read. And I have never looked at romantic relationships the same way again!

 

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bringers of the dawnBringers of the Dawn by Barbara Marciniak

This is one of the more different, “out there” books I have read. Barbara channels the Pleiadians, a group of beings from the Pleiades. So yes, they’re invisible aliens.

While I wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone, I found it fascinating and have re-read it a few times (which is not really something I normally do!)

This book suggests monitoring your feelings as you watch TV and movies and avoiding stuff that makes you feel horrible. After trying this and realizing that I often go into a state of mild fear/dread or judgement when I watch mainstream media, I decided to stop watching TV altogether. This has had a huge impact on my day to day life.

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19841984 by George Orwell

If you were forced to read this book in high school (which I wasn’t, thankfully) you may have not enjoyed it at all. But trust me, this one is a gem and everyone should read it. Except those who hate to read.

1984 is about a guy living in the future (well, it’s 1984, so I guess its really the past) and the future SUCKS so hard. There’s cameras fucking everywhere, day to day activities are micromanaged so everyone’s kept busy, busy, busy and the media is just total bullshit and lies….wait! That’s kind of like how things are now!

What’s creepy is that 1984 was written back in the 40′s, before the internet and mass surveillance was happening. I don’t know as this book necessarily changed my life, but it certainly stayed in my mind long after I’d read it.

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Now I want to know…what’s on your “life changing” book list? What books had a powerful impact on you? Tell me in the comments below – I can’t wait to read it!!!

 

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