The Daily Oracle: Thursday April 5th

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

Socrates

You are encouraged today to take charge of a pressing situation, where you may feel like you are losing control of your life. Spending all your energy in fulfilling the expectations that you perceive around you is robbing you of much of your energy, and it seems that no matter how hard you work, you still feel that you do not have enough. The trouble is, that a poverty mentality may have taken over, and you cannot see that there may actually be no need to work quite as hard as you have been. Arranging your time in a more economical fashion, giving up things that are not really necessary, and spending more quality time with friends or family is likely to enrich you in ways that will be worth far more than the money that you would have earned otherwise. Budget your time, rearrange your day, and you will find that your wealth increases.


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 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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