The Daily Oracle:Thursday November 16th

“Complexion is of complexion, between two lights, male and female, and then they embrace themselves and couple together, and a perfect light is gotten between them, which there is no light like through all the world……..”

From the Rosarium Philosophorum

So, for my final draw in this cycle of The Alchemical Tarot, we see that on some level, the matter at hand, your ship has come home, and there is some resolution to be found. This does not happen by accident, it is more a case of remaining true and steadfast through difficulties, and trying to focus on your journey, rather than the shore that you are trying to reach. Help will come to you, perhaps when you least expect it, or realisations will emerge, even in the darkest of times. So although there have undoubtedly been difficulties and sadness, there has also been realisation, for without difficulty, there can be no change in anything. There is a harmony to be gained today, as you are able to see the lightness and brightness shining through, and something, however small will remind you of the joy of being alive. Take a moment today to give gratitude for all that you have, and to celebrate just how wonderful life can be, in all its wonder and individuality.

The Three of Staffs, The Sun, The Five of Cups.  

Thank you for joining me in my exploration of The Alchemical Tarot, I have fallen in love with this deck, and it will undoubtedly remain on the table for the foreseeable future. 🙂

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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