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Thoth Tarot Daily:Friday June 23rd 2017


My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

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Thoth Tarot Daily:Thursday June 22nd 2017


My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives o the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

If you would like to be kept updated on my Astrology & Tarot services, upcoming events and courses, please sign up to my mailing list “Sign Posts”. One person a month from my list will be randomly chosen for a free read with the Thoth Tarot worth €50.00.

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Thoth Tarot Daily:Wednesday June 21st 2017


My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

If you would like to be kept updated on my Astrology & Tarot services, upcoming events and courses, please sign up to my mailing list “Sign Posts”. One person a month from my list will be randomly chosen for a free read with the Thoth Tarot worth €50.00.

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Tarot Spread For The New Moon in Cancer: Saturday June 24th 2017

For those of you who like to do a Tarot Spread in order to set intentions for The New Moon, here is one inspired by the astrology of the moment.

Following on from the discussion on the meaning of this months New Moon in my previous post, I have noted that it actually has few aspects, really only making two: a semisquare to Venus, and a square to Chiron. So in order to focus the energy of this New Moon, I have taken these aspects into consideration, and created the following spread, in order to help use the energy of the New Moon in Cancer to bring love into your life.

Card 1: What do I need to focus on to birth more love into my life?
Sun conjunct Moon at 2 degrees 47 of Cancer.

Card2: What needs must I admit to in order to attract what I truly desire? 
New Moon Semisquare Venus in Taurus

Card 3: What wounds are holding me back from experiencing the love that I desire? New Moon Square Chiron in Pisces.

Card 4: How can I heal these wounds and therefore manifest my hearts desire? 

Card 5: What outcome will I achieve by January 2nd 2018 
Full Moon in Cancer at 11 degrees 14. January 2nd 2018

A blessed New Moon to you all

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My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

If you would like to be kept updated on my Astrology & Tarot services, upcoming events and courses, please sign up to my mailing list “Sign Posts”. One person a month from my list will be randomly chosen for a free read with the Thoth Tarot worth €50.00.

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The New Moon in Cancer: June 24th 2017: A Love As Sweet As Mothers Milk

“I don’t care how hard being together is, nothing is worse than being apart.” 

  Josephine Angelini

The energy of The New Moon on the 24th of June, falls at 2 degrees 47, in the first decan of Cancer. This decan is associated with the two of cups, a card connected with love in

Thoth 2 of Cups

the realm of the Tarot. With New Moon, Mercury and also Mars lining up in the cardinal water sign of Cancer it is the perfect time for new projects that are connected to matters that are close to your heart. Whether this is focusing on the emerging bud of a new relationship, renewing your bonds with your children over the summer holidays, starting a new healthy eating plan, or giving your home a revamp, this New Moon is a perfect time for channeling all that nurturing, caring and protective Moon/Cancer energy. Although you may assume at the beginning that you may be hampered in your efforts by some unseen parental authority figure, you may find yourself attracting support from people who may be able to help you further your ambitions.

The first decan of Cancer is the perfect time for starting a new relationship, and even more so with the presence of the new moon here too. This months tarot spread will be an arrangement that might help you to focus your intention to do just that. The symbolism associated with this part of Cancer, revolves around the symbiosis between mother and newborn child, that delightful “babymoon” period, when we only have eyes for the tender newborn in our arms, on caring and nurturing this new life that we have produced. So it is also, at the beginning of a new relationship, where we only have eyes for the beloved, and all else becomes irrelevant. This continues in its “primal bonding” phase, until such time as we reach the relationship equivalent of the “terrible twos” and we wonder all of a sudden why our partner has become so irritating all of a sudden. Anyone who has children will testify I am sure, that the little habits that made the new child so adorable and perfect, can, in time cause a harassed parent to lock themselves in the bathroom, if only to preserve their own sanity.

So in the perfection and sweetness of new love, we remember the garden of eden that we shared with our mothers in those halcyon days of infancy…. it is a cycle of hunger and need, a cycle of nurturing and feeding, as we give and receive, pamper and bond with each other in a caring and loving way like the two dolphins on the card of The Two of Cups, representing the halcyon summers of an endless cycle of love. Although our adult relationships only capture these feelings for the briefest of moments, if we are lucky, during the falling in love period, it is still the inspiration for endless works of art since the dawn of time. Take time this New Moon, to capture a little of this energy for yourself, and if you are embarking on any new projects, why not try my astrologically influenced Tarot Spread to help you get some insight into the matter.

Here is the chart for the moment of the New Moon….. Blessings to you all.

New Moon in Cancer June 24th


My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

If you would like to be kept updated on my Astrology & Tarot services, upcoming events and courses, please sign up to my mailing list “Sign Posts”. One person a month from my list will be randomly chosen for a free read with the Thoth Tarot worth €50.00.

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Summer Solstice June 21st 2017

Taking place in the UK at 5.30 am, the point of solstice is well placed shortly after the sunrise this year. The weather has been just as it should; heavy heat, the hedges dripping with blossom and the elder-flower trees laden with their creamy bounty…. in a good year June really is the Queen of months.  My children are teetering on the edge of adulthood, long limbed and lazy at the end of hot afternoons, salty round the edges, beach warm and content, looking as if life will never scar them. I bless them in their innocence and hold the memories of this time, for it is this type of summer that I remember, before my life claimed me.

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Ariel shot of the festival in 1984

Another retrospective memory that I hold dear to my heart, is celebrating the Summer Solstice at The Stonehenge Free Festival. This free gathering was held between 1974 and 1984, being outlawed and violently disbanded by the authorities in 1985. Like many of the historical free festivals, they are often held up as rather idyllic events that are colored fondly by the past. They have no connection with the health and safety measures and profit margins of the current festival events that have become so incredibly popular. My children laugh at me when I say that I don’t want to go to the festival…. they think I am too old, that I would be shocked….. oh the innocence of youth…… if only they knew!!

After the banning of the festival at Stonehenge, and the violent confrontations in 1985, there was no gathering there for over 10 years, until in 1999, the laws were relaxed, and people were allowed to gather in the stones at mid-summer once again…. you can even book a “glamping pod” now and get a shuttle bus to the stones…. gone are the days of turning up after a day of hitchhiking and just setting up with all the other thousands of people camping  a stones throw from the monument itself….. regular police are on standby, together with health workers and crowd control……. how times have changed.

So enough of my musings, here is the chart of the Solstice point this year, 2017, and Solstice Blessings to you all.

Summer Solstice 2017


My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

If you would like to be kept updated on my Astrology & Tarot services, upcoming events and courses, please sign up to my mailing list “Sign Posts”. One person a month from my list will be randomly chosen for a free read with the Thoth Tarot worth €50.00.

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Thoth Tarot Daily:Tuesday June 20th 2017


My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

If you would like to be kept updated on my Astrology & Tarot services, upcoming events and courses, please sign up to my mailing list “Sign Posts”. One person a month from my list will be randomly chosen for a free read with the Thoth Tarot worth €50.00.

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Gypsies,Tramps & Thieves: Are Tarot Readers and Astrologers Charlatans or Seers?

Today, as Chiron, “the wounded healer” squared The Sun in the sky, aspecting my own Gemini North Node, I got my first piece of negative feedback……. ever, and boy was it bad!! here are some excerpts:

“I was looking forward to receiving some guidance/insight please don’t tell me that’s it!”

“I wasn’t going to write back as I feel I’ve already paid too much for this reading, but I thought it may help you improve your service and so others can receive  something worth while.”

“The cards you pulled were not mine, they were for someone else, maybe even yourself, also, the long winded patronizing blurb at the end, telling me to look within to find the answers, is the last thing someone wants to hear after they’ve paid you close to $100 (Australian…. this is €50 in my currency) to get some insight from tarot/astro.” 

“There’s some constructive feedback for you, but I don’t think it’ll be published it in the testimonial section.”

Well…… needless to say, I have offered to lay the cards again, but something tells me that this person will not be happy with any result….. The shadow card was The Devil……..and I wrote……

Thoth Devil
The Devil

“The Shadow card behind this reading was, of course The Devil. This card tells me that you are at a powerful stage in your life, where you are being urged to release the strength of your shadow, to truly align yourself with your deepest desires. Rather than forcing your strength to remain hidden and controlling you from the depths of the unconscious, this card reveals that it is time to release your energy. Look carefully at what it is that you really do want, in your most perfect version of your life, and see if you can work towards manifesting this. Do not be afraid of yourself, for you contain all the answers that you could ever desire. Try to be completely honest about your deepest needs, wants and yearnings, even if this feels difficult for you, for only you know what it is that you truly crave, in the deepest recesses of your soul, now is the time to bring these things into the light.”

I think that we can safely say the the shadow “emerged” .

Blessed Be

What is “Thoth Journey” and Where Will it End?

My experiential journey through the cards of the Thoth Tarot, is nearly at an end…. although I am sure that the editing, and updating will carry on for quite a while to come.

My love affair with these particular Tarot cards started over thirty years ago, when I was gifted the deck by a lover. I worked with it a little at that time, but found the energy that I discovered with it, to be too much of a responsibility, I was too young I feel, to take on board what I would find within the images.

In re-engaging with it, however, in the second half of my life, I have opened a door into a world that never ceases to fascinate and amaze me, as I chart the inner landscapes that I discover with the help of the images on the cards. But there is a question begging to be answered, for me, at any rate…. what will the story tell, when it is completed…. ?? will there be a final picture, or will it be some sort of conundrum…. a tarot version of “Lost”?!

So this morning, as a result of a chance conversation that I had yesterday, I took the remaining cards that I have yet to journey into…. there were six…. I added them together to find the numerical value, and I came to the number six…. the fact that we are in the 6th month…. doesn’t really surprise me now, as I am working with the deck designed partly by Aleister Crowley, who gained public notoriety as “The Beast 666”

I have gone on record before as saying that I feel that Thoth Journey will turn out to be a love story….. so perhaps it will…. as of course, card number six is The Lovers.

Here are the 6 Cards that remain

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My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

If you would like to be kept updated on my Astrology & Tarot services, upcoming events and courses, please sign up to my mailing list “Sign Posts”. One person a month from my list will be randomly chosen for a free read with the Thoth Tarot worth €50.00.

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