“It is a paradox, the less you need someone’s approval, the more you are able to love them.” Susan Jeffers
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway, brings results today as you turn your back on your fears and cares. Through following your intuition and bravely facing into a situation, you suddenly discover what it is you have been hoping to find. Rewards come where least expected, and you realise that it is only through following your dream that you will be able to discover the safety and security that you seek. New beginnings come when you recognise security and success more as a state of mind, happening every second in the here and now, rather than as a material structure somewhere in the wished for future. This is the last of the current cycle of The Alchemical Tarot, as there is a New Moon in Virgo this weekend, and we begin with another deck on Monday, so thank you for joining me on this alchemical journey.
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 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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