Tarot Card Combinations Exercise!

As I was writing my upcoming Tarot card meanings e-book, which should be out in June, I had a bit of an epiphany and an idea for a fun Tarot exercise.

My epiphany was this: the Major Arcana in the Tarot (The Fool through to The World) represent different aspects of your self, while the Minor Arcana represent the different aspects your life.

This of course is not my own idea, as I’m sure it’s been written about in many Tarot books before, but I really truly got it as I was writing this book. It was one of those things I already knew intellectually, but suddenly understood it on a deeper level.

So here’s my idea for a fun Tarot exercise:

As a way to practice card combinations, lets pair up a Major Arcana card with a Minor Arcana card (not a court card, though). I chose the The Emperor and the Four of Cups.

emperor and four of cups

Universal Waite Tarot

 

How would The Emperor deal with feeling bored and uninspired (Four of Cups)?

Or, how does your inner Emperor – the part of yourself that is independent, a bit rebellious and stubborn – respond to feeling this way? When you feel like the mopey moper in the Four of Cups, how does that effect your ability to be the Emperor in your own life (ie: the captain of your ship)?

Personally, when I’m feeling bored and blah about life, I tend to feel un-confident about making decisions and taking charge of my own life. This is when I might sleep till noon and spend the evening watching shit TV or reading celebrity gossip blogs. Aka Saturdays.

Let’s try another!

How would Death – the part of you that ruthlessly clears out what is no longer needed  – experience the Ten of Wands (feeling overburdened and exhausted by crummy chores and stuff)?

death and ten of wands

Universal Waite Tarot

 

I’ll bet he’d delegate certain chores and start saying “no” more often. He would have no trouble allowing things to die (like droopy houseplants, dull friendships or lacklustre hobbies) if the upkeep of those things didn’t make him feel alive.

Through this exercise, you’re able to learn things about yourself and explore all the possibilities of who you really are.

Now it’s your turn!

Choose your favorite Major Arcana card and then randomly pick a card from the Minor Arcana. Ask yourself this:

1. When I feel like the Minor Arcana card, how does that effect the part of myself that is like the Major Arcana card?

2. How would the part of myself that is like the Major Arcana card deal with the life situation illustrated by the Minor Arcana card?

3. What does this tell you about yourself? Is it relevant to your life right now?

Share your results and interpretation in the comments below :)

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Tarot Card Reading for April 27 – May 3rd

For this reading I am using the Dame Darcy Mermaid Tarot – one of my fave decks right now :)

Have a lovely week and feel free to add your own insights in the comments below!
xoxo
Kate

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Inspirational advice from Veronica

Veronica

Veronica was feeling lazy today and didn’t feel like writing anything. God, what a bitch! So here is an old reading she did over a year ago….but I hope you find it relevant to your life today :)  Veronica is the Daily Tarot Girl’s evil twin. She is a new age vamp who bellydances, reads Tarot and eats men for breakfast. Let’s see what diabolical advice she has for us…

brilliant idea

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Believe it or not, but you’ve had some ideas lately. Some may even call them “brilliant”. Although personally, I think that’s a bit of a stretch.

They’re okay. Your ideas are okay. In fact, they are pretty darn decent.

But if you don’t act on your ideas, they become like farts on the wind. Like a dream that you remember when you awaken but don’t bother writing down….your ideas are in danger of fading away, never to be remembered again.

Do something dammit! Take action!

That yellow angel on the unicorn isn’t just mucking about with that lightning bolt – he means business! And its time you began taking yourself (and your ideas) more seriously.

Write it all down, make little mini-action steps and for heaven’s sake, don’t let other people’s ridiculous opinions pollute your mind. This week is about YOUR ideas!

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Tarot Card for April 20-26th

For this reading I am using my beloved Druidcraft Tarot…

Thanks for watching and have a great week :)
xoxo
Kate

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Your lack of busy-ness is nobody’s business!

veronica 2Veronica is my evil twin. I let her write on my blog only on Fridays. She is a part time Tarot reader, full time gangster of fabulousness. While you can find her many places, you won’t find her volunteering, attending boring baby showers or pretending to be busy…

8 of pents

The Housewive’s Tarot

The other day my good twin Kate was buying some shit in a store. It was a weekday afternoon.

The clerk asked “are you a student?” When she replied “no”, the clerk suspiciously asked “then why aren’t you at work?”

Thank god it was her and not me. I would have flown of the f*cking handle!

Let me state something very clearly: you don’t have to be busy all the time to be a good person.

The world will not come to a crashing halt if you don’t vacuum the bagel crumbs out of the crack in your car seat or stay late at work to finish pointless paperwork.

But if you are going to be busy, make it count! The Eight of Pentacles is all about doing work that you can get lost in.

For me that might be sketching hunky dudes, organizing my panty drawer or doing these Friday readings. But for you it could be something else….like vacuuming crumbs out of cracks, I don’t know!

Just don’t fritter away the day trying to look busy so that jerky bystanders will think you’re good. You’re good already!

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New podcast: Science & Tarot

I’ll be honest….I kind of hate science. I was always told I was bad at it and those lab stools we had to sit on in high school were so uncomfy! Which is probably why I’ve gravitated to the most unscientific career possible – Tarot teacher! So this weeks discussion at the Menage A Tarot Podcast was a interesting one! I think you’re going to like it :)

Listen & Download

 

Check out the Menage A Tarot podcast website for more episodes.

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Tarot Reading for April 13 – 19

For this week’s reading I am trying a new technique, thanks to Tarot Wonderland for letting me steal her idea :)

Have a great week :)

xoxo
Kate
The Daily Tarot Girl

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Seven of Swords: “we should get together for coffee!!!” and other lies…

veronica 2My evil alter ego Veronica Noir is here to kick some sense into you with her bitchy Tarot reading! Veronica was selfless enough to take a moment out of her busy day of pedicures, naps and boy-toying to write you this snippet of advice. So take it! Or else….

seven of swords

The Housewives Tarot

You know when you run into someone you haven’t seen for a while and they say “oooh, we should get together for coffee!” but you know they are totally lying?

Then you say something like “well, I’m free all this week and all next week. Morning, noon and night – I’m open!”

And they say “hmm, yeah I’ll facebook you….”

And then they don’t.

It’s because they never actually wanted to have coffee and “catch up” with you. They don’t give a fuck. They’re  just jerking off your ego out of misplaced politeness.

And let’s face it – we all jerk off each others egos out of misplaced politeness now and then. So here’s the deal. Stop saying things you don’t mean just so you can seem more amicable.

We all know you’re a total bitch anyway.

And stop giving a free pass to all those wankers in your life who act all nicey nicey when in reality they’d rather spend an afternoon plucking nipple hairs than drinking coffee with the likes of you!

 

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Tarot Challenge: What do YOU think this means?

Pretend you’re doing a reading for a man named Leonardo Rambucco – a dashing man with sexy, Latin looks and an air of mystery about him. He wears a cape (which would be weird on most people, but for him it totally works) and has a magnetic gaze.

He says “I am a magician who performs at children’s parties, but my dream is to have a big show in Vegas. What do you see in the cards?

You shuffle your deck and draw…..

death & high priestess

Universal Waite Tarot

 

Death and The High Priestess!

Now here’s the challenging part. You absolutely must NOT say anything discouraging to sexy Leonardo, but you also must NOT sugarcoat this reading either. Your goal is to give him some good advice that will help him on his path.

So – how would YOU interpret these cards and what would you tell him? Please share your interpretation in the comments below!

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Tarot reading for April 6 – 12

For this reading, I am using my Dame Darcy Mermaid Tarot…

Have a beautiful week :)
xoxo
Kate

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