The Daily Oracle: Tuesday November 7th

In needing to move forward and to take charge of our situation, we are often confronted over and over again with the shadows that lie within our own natures, the desires of the ego that we hold onto to give ourselves an appearance of strength and ability, and the addictions that we are attached to which fill the voids that lie in our souls. Change is often difficult, but not impossible. When events in our lives do not go according to plan, when tears are shed , and things seem hopeless, this is where we find opportunity, where possibilities that have been hidden, emerge into the light of day, where energy that has previously been tied up, takes flight. If you are confronted with a challenging situation, listen to what your intuition is telling you; consider the feelings that are emerging, even if they seem threatening or overwhelming, what are they actually trying to tell you? Sometimes our deepest inspirations come from places that we have previously been ignoring. Try to accept what is happening at the current time, and know it to be a chance for a better way.

The Emperor, The Devil, The Five of Vessels.  

This month, The Daily Oracle will be devoted to my exploration of The Alchemical Tarot. Created by Artist and Scholar Robert Place. This deck envisions traditional tarot understandings within the wisdom of the alchemical tradition, and I have found it a very pleasing deck to work with. Providing interesting links between the more traditional interpretations of RW, and the energetic mandalas that I perceive within the Thoth system, I find this deck uncomplicated but also deeply insightful. The artwork is both peaceful and dynamic, and works to allow the intuition to flow easily amongst the cards without the distraction that I have found in some other decks. Alchemy has long held a fascination for me, and I am very much enjoying my exploration of this particular deck, one that speaks with a gentle yet clear and commanding voice. Information on Robert Place, his work, and how to order this, or one of his many other tarot decks, can be found HERE


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. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

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