The Daily Oracle: Friday August 24th

The secrets of alchemy exist to transform mortals from a state of suffering and ignorance to a state of enlightenment and bliss.     

Deepak Chopra

The culmination of the last two weeks, occurs today, as we see once again, a battle for supremacy, where neither will win. In this situation, something new is in the process of being formed, and if you are embroiled in some difficult situation, you may need to withdraw for a while, at least until after The Pisces Full Moon on Sunday, in order for things to settle. Are you only concerned with “winning” or do you want the real truth to be revealed. At the Full Moon in a couple of days, it is likely that unexpected and sudden events may reveal something that has been previously been hidden, and that for the good of all concerned, release and change will occur.


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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