Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wisdom from the Star Card

Wisdom from the Star Card

This post first appeared on Attune Magazine
Our world is in turmoil at this time so let’s ask The Star Tarot to give us some guidance and wisdom.
The Star Tarot: Your Path to Self-Discovery through Cosmic Symbolism Paperback
by Cathy McClelland
Card 17 The Star
The Guiding Light/Universal Guidance
From the Guidebook
With the aftermath of ‘The Tower’ one will feel a little torn apart. The Star is the calm after the storm. It offers peace and rest. One’s life is cycling all the time. Your mind, body and emotions are always fluctuating and stretching, taking you to dark corners and then to the doorway of light. The Star Key is the “Guiding Light” that one seeks out at these times. You are now looking for a deeper meaning in life. You are searching for ‘your’ truth. You are looking for peace of mind.
The stars are ancient. They glow with universal wisdom, lessons, and answers. When you let the light fill your being, it shines out blessings and healing to you and the world around you.  You become a reflection of hope and inspiration.  Thus, so within, so without.
Meditate and quiet yourself.  Listen to what your heart speaks true and not what has been taught.  When you do this universal intelligence and Divine light flow through your heart and spirit.  Understanding and awareness will direct you to a peaceful relationship with yourself and everyone and everything around you.  You start feeling the magic sparkles of the stars inside you.  Healing begins. Remembrance of the star wisdom shines within.
The Star shines with focus, sparkles with imagination, glistens with understanding and penetrates the heart, mind and spirit with love and light. The Star heals us so that we can shine its light of inspiration, hope and confidence onto our world. It allows us to be stars in how we think, feel, love and understand ourselves. Wish upon a star. Let your destiny unfold and let the magic begin. We are all stars.

Symbolism in The Star Image

The Star Goddess steps into the sacred spring of truth and healing. The spring will cleanse her of any fears that hold her back from her true self. She is nude – she has nothing to hide. She is a sacred vessel with the light of the divine shining within and without. She meditates on the spiral in the sacred spring and all the possibilities (represented by the stars in the spring) that are before her. As her foot descends into the water, her left hand rests on a rock ledge, representing her understanding of her material world. Her right hand feels the waters of life and spirit, expressing her understanding of the precious balance between the two that makes life a magical experience.
The silver waterfall on her left represents the unconscious/intuitive. It separates into five streams (our five human senses) that flow into the spring. The golden waterfall on her right represents the conscious (one’s choice to expand the self). Both waterfalls flow from the heavens into the sacred spring of collective consciousness, blending the two into a perfect balance and the development of the sixth sense, one’s intuitiveness. The spirals in the spring represent the ever-flowing cycles in one’s life. The spring is also the pool of honest self -reflection, a spring of contemplation and meditation.
The ascending butterflies represent the chakras, transforming and opening up to the divine light of God/Creator.
The seven stars circling around the star goddess’ head create a halo, also representing the seven chakras, but now fully developed and open to receive the light of the divine star above.
The large star mandala is the star of truth. One truth. The star has eight points representing as ‘above so below’. It represents the guiding light, The Star of Bethlehem and The Star of David. It is the divine light that inspires one to do great things.
The astrological aspect of this image is Aquarius – the water bearer, the visionary. The Hebrew letter associated with The Star is Tasaddi (fishhook) – natural Intelligence, dweller between two worlds.

*To see images of this deck without the borders please see Cathy McClelland's website:
Review of The Star Tarot: Attune Magazine Star Tarot Review 

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Illuminati Tarot: Keys of Secret Societies

The Illuminati Tarot: Keys of Secret Societies

By Casey DuHamel (Author), Bob Greyvenstein (Illustrator)

The Illuminati reflects several organizations commonly known as secret societies. Explore via this lavishly illustrated 78-card Tarot deck and unique, comprehensive guidebook the complex tapestry of five historically significant secret societies and the universal thread that weaves itself through all of them: the Tarot. The Priory of Sion (Majors), the Rosicrucians (Cups), the Freemasons (Swords), the Martinists (Coins), and the Golden Dawn (Wands) are all clandestine fraternities that have not only wielded direct influence on Western mysticism but have also exerted global influence, both politically and socially. In this comparative study of fellowships and Tarot, examine the history and imagery relating to each card, in-depth card meanings, and specific keywords that will assist you along your own mysterious path. How will your life connect with the mystifying―at times cloak-and-dagger―world of secret societies?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tarot of the Holy Light Giant Art Zine: Check this out!

Tarot of the Holy Light Giant Art Zine

oversize 32 page art zine...Full color book that measures 12 1/2 inches wide X 15 1/2 inches high...almost poster sized...designed by the deck's creator, Michael Dowers, all 78 cards are beautifully laid out in 2 page spreads...interior pages are printed on a very classy 128g coated paper stock...covers are a thick 300g card stock...the same paper stock that tarot cards are printed includes new insightful text written by Christine Payne-Towler along with color also includes meanings for all 78 cards...a stunning collectable for any tarot collector...signed and numbered by Christine Payne-Towler and Michael Dowers in a very limited edition

Friday, March 17, 2017

Manifest Like a Pro/Advanced Tarot Secrets

This went WAY longer than two minutes (sorry) but there is just so much BAD information out there that I have to combat in order to help you get results that I ranted a bit (a few times). But someone (who actually knows what they are doing) has to.
Okay, so, this video is on tarot manifestation. It is a quickie overview of what you will find in the black book (Advanced Tarot Secrets, just $20 on Amazon). Also in this I give you key secrets that have worked for me, and according to my testimonials they have worked for my students: Remember—your results will LWAYS be your own and no one can guarantee you miracles. Anyway, ten minutes of solid information. I know that is an eternity on Youtube, but if you want to know the REAL secrets of REAL magic they don't come in a 99 cent ebook or a magic pill. You have to do the work and you need a great teacher. This is a taste of that. Take notes.

Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set

Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set
By Lynn Araujo

U.S. Games Systems Inc.
ISBN-10: 1572818557
ISBN-13: 978-1572818552
If you would like to purchase this deck through Amazon:
Review and Overview by Mary Nale for Attune Magazine. Deck supplied by U.S. Games
In Victorian England, and in other cultures, flowers were used to convey specific meanings and messages, especially in the coy rituals of courtship. Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set brings together the Secret Language of Flowers with the treasured artwork of Pierre-Joseph Redout. Each Botanical Inspirations card features a thoughtful quotation that alludes to the symbolism of the flower. The accompanying guidebook presents inspirational affirmations and narrative vignettes culled from history, mythology, lore and legend. From the demure violet to the noble magnolia, all flowers have stories to tell and lessons to share.
This gift set includes:
44 cards with quotations and flower meanings
100-page illustrated guidebook with messages of insight and inspiration
Fold-out guide to the Secret Language of Flowers
Drawstring organza pouch
Are you in love with the Victorian Era?  If you love all things Victorian (as I do) you will just love this super pretty and very charming deck set.  The box has a flip lid that is attached at the back so you will never lose your lid.  The box itself is pretty with English, antique flowers adoring the front.  The pale green dominates the drawstring bag, the card backs and the majority of the box.  This is the same green that would be found in Victorian England.  The foldout- The Secret Language of Flowers- sheet is very handy for quickly looking up your flower and its meaning. 
In the included guidebook Lynn shares her love of vintage florals and gives us an idea of her collections. 
There are 44 cards in the deck and each card has a picture of a flower on it.  At the top of the card we see the common and Latin name.  Below the image are keywords and a quotation to describe the symbolism of the flower. In the back of the guidebook Lynn shares how to read with the Botanical Inspiration Cards with two spreads illustrated.  

I really like the Three Card Fleur De Lis Reading. Use this spread to bring needed insight to a personal issue you might be struggling with.  The next spread is the Past, Present, Future Spread.  For both of these spreads three cards are used and laid out in the shape of a Fleur Dis Lis.  A Daily Card is another great way to get to know this deck.  I’m sure there are many ways to use this beautiful deck and make it a part of your reading style. 

I chose the Pansy in a random draw:
(This card always reminds me of my grandmother who crossed over a very long time ago.) 

Viola tricolor
Sweet Thoughts
“Pray you love, remember. And there are pansies, that’s for thoughts.”
According to legend, pansies were originally white but were later colored purple by Cupid.  Even with its velvety purple petals, the modest pansy does not demand attention; it simply asks to be kept in your thoughts.  In fact, the name pansy comes from the French word pensees, which means “thoughts”.  The pansy was a popular flower during the Elizabethan era, and is mentioned often by Shakespeare. It also held great appeal for the Victorians, who saw it as a symbol of tender attachment and sweet remembrances.
Inspirational Message:
You are what you think; your life stems from your thoughts.  Negative thinking may occasionally enter your mind, but you need not let these thoughts take root.  Remember, it is you who decides what fills your mind.  Choose healthy, happy thoughts.