My Secret Tarot Method for Winning the Lotto!!!

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Welcome to the latest Tarot Blog Hop wrangled by Ania Marczyk who has sent us on a bunny free money hop for Easter…

So… my thoughts about money… well… I guess in theory that life goes smoother when  you have some! Though it’s not something that I dwell on too much in general as it always seems to turn up when I need it. In relation to tarot and running a business, I guess I have a few more thoughts, but that may send me ranty and I’m mindful of my blood pressure…

Finances when reading for others, I find it’s seldom something that the people that I read for directly ask about… they often ask about career but that is more likely to be about progression and direction. I see the financial undertone appear in the cards and the most frequent flyers that I recall popping up are the Ace of Pentacles when people are near to retirement, which is often coupled with 8 of Cups and I see 8 of Pentacles come up frequently with people who are looking to start their own business…

On the rare occasion, I did read about my own personal finances, this threw up the 9 of Pentacles with the 7 of Swords… This was when I was doing some freelance work and having to chase up invoices… I’m not really wanting to divulge the gory details but let’s just say that I followed up that reading with a bit of detective work, the assistance of the Google oracle and couple of interesting conversations that gave more than an inkling of insight into the full extent of the BS behind the facade…

Blood pressure…. blood pressure… and count to 10… and breathe… 😀

But mostly, if I want to know about finances then my first port of call is to get out my diary, banks statements, business accounts, bills etc. and to take a good look at all incomings and outgoings and to note the patterns and sequences that are laid out… Keeping a timeline of accounts is pretty useful… I tend to slip one day to the next without too much thought, but if something catches my attention that I need to look at then I can usually find the answers in the ledgers without having to wake my cards up…

Where does money come in most frequently with my Tarot practise?

Well… it’s at events. I tend to take pretty lively gigs and with that comes a lot of banter and so I have an armoury of rapid responses…

One thing I get asked all the time is – Can you tell me the lottery numbers?

And I do have a variety of answers… one of which is YES! I can! But it’s going to cost you 64.5 million….

Or… YES! oh… but your guardian angel told me not to tell you as they are tired of seeing you blow big bucks on hookers and blackjack…

Or whatever nonsense pleases me in the moment…

But today, I amongst friends and so I will share with you, my statistically proven, guaranteed Lottery winning system…

Gather around folks and listen very carefully…

By the light of a Gibbous Moon, remove your left shoe…

Actually… this is really long and complicated so in true Blue Peter fashion…

Here’s one I prepared earlier…

THE WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS ARE…

1, 7, 17, 29, 37, 44

All you have to do now is…

Sit back and play every week…

To…

🙂

And when you win…

Don’t forget to share the wealth!

You can tip me via PayPal!

You’re Welcome!

Well…

If you don’t ask…

You don’t get!

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Getting Some Retro Perspective…

Merc Rx

So… it’s that time again… yeah… who needs an emphemeris when you’ve got a fb newsfeed… Mercury has gone retrograde… Let the blaming and shaming commence…

Now personally… I don’t care much either way which way Mercury is facing… I’m often beset with electrical malfunctions and rarely do they coincide with Merc Rx… frequently they occur when I am upset or out of kilter…

However… I do get a phenomenon that occurs that I find intriguing… As Merc turns Rx I very often get an old email reappear on my mobile as if it’s just been sent… This time I didn’t get an email… I did however get an old photo appear from 2 years ago… I looked at the photo and I remembered the day and then also I remembered an email conversation I had that day…

Now… I’m not entirely sure if it’s down to my laziness or down to in the past having to keep emails on file for 6 years… but I keep pretty much all of my emails…sure I delete spam and other stuff that I know for definite I won’t need for anything…

So… I had a rummage in my email to this day two years ago and found that conversation… and I smiled… and I looked at this day three years ago and found another email conversation with that same person that made me LOL as they proudly boasted of qualities that email conversations this time a year ago thoroughly exposed as just simply not existing… It takes a while to see someone’s full true colours… and this time last year I was blessed with a not so spectacular display… I got a full guided tour behind the bullshit to discover… well… you don’t need to know what I discovered…

This year I sit with Merc Rx and I ask him… so … words of advice…

He says… yeah… sure… remember this… you can never step in the same dog turd twice…

Oh how we both laughed 😀

Pull back… Pull back… Pull back…

Not that I realised at the time, but one year ago today I inadvertently created a tipping point that would force me to face many truths I didn’t want to hear…

Sometimes when you’re very close to something, it’s hard to see the exact details of just what it is that you are actually looking at…

Up close, all may seem well…

Up close, only allowed to see a tiny part of the picture…

Your view carefully manipulated by someone else’s cleverly crafted facade…

judgement blurred

Stand too close and judgement is easily blurred… blindsided by the glimmer of potential that you think you see…

Pull back…

See the bigger picture…

Pull back…

Hear the words not spoken…

Pull back…

See just how big a mess things really are…

Pull back… Pull back… Pull back…

Amazed at how far back you have to stand to see the full effed up magnitude…

Pause… Breathe… Repeat…

Now…

Pull back… Pull back… Pull back…

Keep going… all the way.., until that big picture diminishes.. fades… over the horizon… perspective taken to vanishing point…

That’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about… I’ve had some massive
lessons over the last few years.
I’ve had some quite astounding liars in my life and yes the truth does come
out, it’s never a matter of if, it’s always a matter of when…
Though I’ve come to the conclusion that yes, liars are not good and it’s
not nice to be betrayed etc…
But what has saddened me most is realising that the most damaging lies,
were the ones I told myself to pretend things weren’t happening… The
worst one of all is holding the belief that deep down all people are
inherently good and have a conscience… Couple that with a morbid
curiousity as to just how far someone will go with a lie…
Yes… Lessons learned the hard way…
Hopefully I’ll remember…
Funny thing… What really brought things into sharp focus was an emergency
dental visit for an abscess on a tooth I’ve had years of problems with and
have tried everything to save… It suddenly struck me, that if you know
that something is rotten deep down and it keeps giving you pain… Don’t
keep trying to fix it or ignore or hope it will get better… Just rip the
bugger out and let it heal cleanly…
So the tooth and truth was out!
I wear my gap as a badge of honor! And to remember to be careful as to what
I allow into my space…
I have no idea why I’m telling you all of this… Though I guess it might
amuse you in the way that tarot readers get amused by analogies…
Have a groovy one! 😀

Cosmos Conspires with Dippy Hippy Flutter Bys…

One of the things that gives me great pleasure in my job, is deflowering Tarot Virgins…

I don’t know what is, but it fills my little Tarot heart with glee…

I’m lucky in that I get to do it fairly frequently as I often read for parties, but even so, some nights are more magical than others. Last Saturday was such a night… a mixed group, with various previous experiences…

  • Oh… I love Tarot! My husband used to read all the time…
  • Mmm… I don’t know… I may have had Tarot… I got some kind of reading when I was in New Orleans…
  • Meh… I usually see a Medium…
  • Wow! I’ve not done this for over 20 years or so…

And in between the usual romance and career questions, I get a couple that I think I will find memorable for quite some time… it’s a toss up for my favourite… I can’t quite decide between – Ok, give me some inspirational tips for writing music…. and… Right! I’ll sort the future out, you tell me about my history!

But then right at the end of the night, just around midnight… down at my table, sits a man who says those words that I love to hear…

Ok… I’m gonna be straight with you, I’ve never ever done this before and can you please be gentle with me as I am in fact quite scared…

So I pretty much bust a gut with laughter and eventually compose myself enough to say…

Trust me, I’m going to bring you into my world in the most beautiful way possible…

And when we have both quite finished laughing then we begin…

So cards are shuffled and dealt and the gab that I have been gifted with is on full roll and I blah de blah de blah and hey- are you keeping up with all this?

Yes! Yes! Keep talking…

So I talk some more and even sing… then I apologise for my god awful noise…

No! No! No! Keep singing! That is very significant to me…

So we sing together…

I say to him… so how was that for you… not too scary?

Not scary at all, he says… so, can you just round that up in one groovy sentence?

Sure… I look at the cards… I look him the eye and I say…Follow your dream of transforming from a caterpillar into a butterfly man…

POOF!!!

Suddenly circling his head…

A flurry of red…

Red Admiral

Can you see that too?

We chorus in unison…

Yes!

Yes I can!

So we part and go our separate ways and carry warm smiles…

I get home and I think… that was rather odd to have a butterfly flutterby at that time of night… so I dig out an old book and I look up my friend the Red Admiral and no, not unusual for time of night, as he is a frequent midnight flyer… though unusual for time of year…

But what makes me smile is that I discover that he also goes under another name… an old English name…

Alderman…

And that delights me strangely as I met him in a Guildhall…

I’m not sure what that means, if anything at all…

But it feels like a sign…

But then again…

I’m a Tarot reader…

We sees signs…

EVERYWHERE!

😀

 

Ye Cannae Change The Laws of Psychics…

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Well folks… the theme of the hop ~ Oracular Anomalies and my title… there are a couple of influences I have to thank for that…

1. The subliminal effect of Mr S taking some time off work and watching back to back Star Trek episodes…

2. A couple of seemingly innocuous words from a friend as we sat with a deck and a brew…

Those words landed in my brain and I felt them as they did this…

I was quite suprised really as I’ve seen this card many times and it’s never triggered excessive thoughts…

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But when held up in front of me as my friend said to me something along the lines of :

Do you think that this is an unusual depiction of The Lovers?

I found myself saying… yes actually I do… Though I couldn’t instantly fathom out why other than it felt quite sad and somehow poignant and I thought a bit longer and it was the position of the hands covering their hearts and it seemed to say  – I’ll give to you my body and my mind but not my heart. I don’t trust you not to break it…

And then I thought A-Ha! Solved it! That was easy…

Yeah… you can guess what’s coming next… 😀

I thought NO! It’s not that! What is it? And I rolled and rolled it around in my head for days and still no closer to what was niggling and gnawing at me…

So then I thought…. OK… what did you expect to see? What is a ‘typical’ depicition

And broadly speaking, my mind has two types of images that spring up most readily… The thrusty/lusty and the Garden of Eden feel…

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Yet that still had me ???? as those Wildwood lovelies are pretty much camping out in that field…

I looked around the room at the sprawling chaos and here are the decks that struck me as ‘typical’…

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But what you can’t see is the even bigger pile out of sight that have images I find atypical. Was the answer over there?

I looked over at Mystereum and I thought of how many times when I’ve read for people they’ve backed away and grimaced when they’ve seen The Lovers and felt quite unsettled by it. I’ve never been particularly deterred by it other than slightly puzzled in that it does feel to be a bit of a misfit compared to the rest of the deck. I find them quite androgynous and not immediately apparent as to who is who… and Lady Lover seems starkly tomboyish compared to the swirly, flowing figures of the other females in the pack but I’ve always considered it to be quintessentially a depiction of one person and the facets of personalities within… Then it occurred to me… oh… when people have reacted strongly, they have said – I don’t like THEM!

So… I looked at the pair of them… oh… ok… now I see it… in fact now I see way too much… theatre masks and stage curtains and sadness… the man’s eyes… I see a man stood behind a woman who says – Honey I’ve got your back! whilst he silently prays that she doesn’t turn around and look into his eyes, the windows of his soul and see his fears and worries… but then I don’t think she will turn around as she too masks her anxieties and together the two of them put on a public display of style over substance…

In my head I hear music and words drift in…

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

I revisit my Wildwood Lovers and I look in to their eyes… Their gazes are locked and now I see their hands not as protecting their vulnerability but as making a solemn pledge to always face each other eye to eye even in the darkest of times and to protect what grows in the sacred space they create between them…

And I hear them sing…

So… ye cannae change the laws of psychics? No of course not! There are no laws… we see blips on the radar and try to explain them with what ever stories and knowledge we have at that time… We just make shit up as we go along don’t we? Analogies we pull outta our ass… Is that applied analology? Or is that just me? 😀

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The Flip Side of The Coin…

6 of Pentacles (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

6 of Pentacles
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

I’ve always been quite partial to this card and seen it as wonderfully flowing energy of give and take… and in my head, it does roll around like this…

But interesting things happen sometimes in conversations and you get a whole new view through another’s eyes…

A year or so ago… I don’t know… I don’t remember time… I forget the when, but I always remember the where and the who… I was sat with someone who was new to tarot and they were flicking through my deck…

Who are the deniers?

Pardon?

The deniers…

No… not deniers… deniers as in coins… French for coins…

No… they are deniers… They deny things…

What are they denying?

Well… you see that big parachute full of holes that they are holding… well they have both made holds in both their side and the other person’s side and they both deny they did anything and blame the other… yet the biggest holes are the ones that they made themselves in their own side…

I listened in interest and pondered on how I’d managed to raise such a cynical son… and quietly blamed his opposite view to mine as his Pisces being poles apart from my Virgo…

Yes…That’s an interesting perspective but I like my version better I said and pushed it out of mind…

Or so I thought… more accurate would be to say to the back of my mind as every so often, it does bubble up back to the surface…

Lol… it just occurs to me that the inside of my head may in fact be a lava lamp… as it morphed back the other day in yet another shape…

I looked at that card and I saw a pool table… the green baize and 6 pockets… or were they balls…

Pockets? Balls? Mmmm…. If you want to be back in the pocket rather than out of pocket then that’s something to need to work out… you gotta be careful where you sink your balls!!

I looked at those 6 of P players and I saw a couple of classy hustlers…

Not all games are played fairly or by the rules…

And sometimes it’s not so much players… as there being a player and the played…

My Pisces son’s view seems far less cynical now… I guess it’s because of the two fish that know how to swim both ways…

So… Heads up givers…

Watch out for the take and take… and don’t get taken by the sharks in the pool…

Get On Your Horse and RIDE!!!

VII The Chariot (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

VII The Chariot
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

Oh… Sweet Charioteer… you groovy groovy dude! You do so make me smile… The sun on your face and the wind in your hair and you move with ease and ride at speed and caress each curve and chicane and never skip a beat…

Yin and yang and yang and yin swirling around each other… perfect blend to fuel you on your way through your happy happy joy joy day 😀

Yeah… it’s pretty neat…

And most days that’s how I feel to travel… but my chariot is a people carrier and sometimes it’s a free taxi and sometimes it’s my workplace crammed full of kit… but each day it packs what it needs to get the jobs done and everybody where they need to be…

And mostly that works for most things…

But… sometimes… I think it’s a bit like spending time with the kids in that if you want to get something a bit special out of them… you need to split them up and push them in a different direction…

Yeah… I look at those two horses and yeah… sometimes you’re gonna need to ditch that wagon, split them up and pick a ride…

Yeah… that chariot sure feels a lot like the multi-tasking life I lead… and when it begins to feel normal and usual… then  travelling at great speed doesn’t feel fast… it begins to feel like plodding… and it’s not until you check your rear view mirror that you actually realise that you have moved quite a distance…

Now sometimes, I choose to go off road to break up routine and here’s the steed I choose…

Knight of Cups (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

Knight of Cups
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

Yeah… this is good and groovy and letting your hair down and being arty and farty and wot not… 😀 and I can get so laid back I’m horizontal…

But then sometimes… people try to push me off my little happy jaunt in my jalopy and steer me down their path…

And here’s the stallion I mount…

Wang out ya yangYeah! YEAH!!! YEEEEE-HAAAA!!!!

The battle cry!!!

The war paint’s ON!!

And I am

Vertical with a vengence!!!

Now as I travel through life… I find all 3 modes of transport are required to get you where you want to be…

Mostly you need to blend and take the bends at speed… to absorb the rough and the smooth…

But sometimes…

It’s yin for the win!

And others…

Well you have to engage the rage

And wang out ya yang!

😀