The Daily Oracle: Monday August 27th

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

After the release of the energy at The Full Moon in Pisces yesterday, you may gain insight into how you have been “keeping on keeping on” in order to keep your head above water. This feeling of repetition can now come to an end, or something may in fact forcibly bring it to an end. Situations that have been maintaining some sort of equilibrium, even under duress, may now give way. Although this process may feel difficult, or painful, there are revelations to be had, and the promise of something new to be created out of the ashes.


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

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beautiful 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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