As promised, I am now going to tell you about my new Tarot deck and Oracle card Decks! The card above is from The Victorian Fairy Tarot deck by Lunaea Weatherstone with artwork by Gary A. Lippincott. It has been so magical delving into this deck and seeing the subtle differences in meanings of the cards, even though it is based on a traditional Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Comparing it to the Angel Tarot deck I usually use has been interesting as well, because it really demonstrates the personalities of each deck. This one is based on Victorian Fairy Folklore and definitely has a more English countryside energy to it. My DH got me this for my birthday, seeing that it was both Fairy and Tarot and therefore perfect for me. :) The Oracle Card decks now in my possession include the following (and I'll have more details on those in another post):
Flower Spirit Cards by Melanie Eclaire
Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
Life Purpose Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue
Angel Dream Interpretation by Doreen Virtue and Melissa Virtue
Magical Messages from the Fairies by Doreen Virtue
Magical Mermaid and Dolphin Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
Magical Unicorns Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue (great for kids)
Talking to Heaven Mediumship Cards by Doreen Virtue
What I've decided to do for Tuesdays from now on is to pull a card from either this or my *Angel Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine for you. Yes, if you are reading this blog post right now, the above card has a message for you. :)
While shuffling, I asked the deck/my Angels/my Higher Self to tell me what my blog readers should know for the next week. In this deck, the Vicar represents the Heirophant in the traditional Rider Waite Tarot deck and the Unity card in the *Angel Tarot deck. In the picture, the fairies are gathered around and enjoying the Vicar's wisdom, which he delivers as a matter of truth, rather than the need to have his opinion reign over someone else's. This card represents tradition and spiritual teaching and recommends that if you have some wisdom to offer someone else, to do it with humility and respect vs. in a dogmatic way. Sharing can build bridges through lore and spiritual customs. When I first saw this card and noted the people gathered and enjoying each others' company around a central leader, I realized just how appropriate this card is for this week. In the U.S., many will celebrate the national holiday of Thanksgiving, quite often with extended family. This is a tradition that many households in the U.S. observe. When people come together from different households and social groups, undoubtedly spiritual views will differ, even if slightly. If someone's opinion is loud and overbearing, feathers will get ruffled and emotions triggered. While it's important to speak your truth, be sure to view everyone through the lens of compassion. If you want to make a point, realize that you don't have to "win" an argument to prove you believe something. Living your truth is much more inspiring.
It's worth mentioning that according to Empowering Astrology and cafeastrology.com, there is a conjunct between the moon and Mars with a sextile to Saturn in Scorpio, making us "go to war over the details". The moon in Virgo tends to make us emotionally geared to see the flaws and imperfections in others more readily. The Sun is making a hard aspect to Jupiter, making us restless and discontent, trying to make more sense of life and to attach more meaning to our personal experiences. Emotions can be elevated, though a bit unstable. This combined with a big family gathering calls for caution and awareness. As mentioned above, you do not need to convince anyone else that your views are correct or the only way, only to hold true to yourself and share in a manner that reflects self-respect and offers food for thought if necessary.
Something else I noticed was the sunlight hitting the the leaves in this autumn scene. While in this area of the U.S., we currently have snow, the weather forecast calls for sun the day after Thanksgiving- something to definitely be thankful for. It also indicates that even if your family gathering ends up being emotionally unsettling, "the Sun will come out tomorrow". (Yes, the song just played in my head. :) )
Hopefully, you're presence and precaution will help smooth out any rough spots to make for a pleasant week!
Now, the final bit of Tarot for this post is that I am giving away a free Tarot reading!! All you have to do is comment below and I will pick a random number. Be sure to check back Friday to see who won or be sure I can contact you via email or Facebook. Share with your friends!! :)