March 7 daily tarot reading video from the Muse Tarot by Chris-Anne
#20 Major Arcana
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March 7 daily tarot reading video from the Muse Tarot by Chris-Anne
#20 Major Arcana
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Valentine’s Day on Venus’ day Friday under a Scorpio Moon.
It will be intense. Plus Mercury is virtually standstill before turning Retrograde on the 16th at 12 degrees Pisces. Heads Up, for Mercury Retrograde, old lovers, real and imaginary may show up while Mercury the Trickster is Retrograde from Pisces – Aquarius.
Here’s the chart remember VENUS, LILITH AND CHIRON ARE IN CONJUNCTION in Fiery Initiatory ARIES -SEE the PREVIOUS ARTICLE
VENUS in ARIES is all about me, my wants, needs and desires. She is an Amazon warrioress, Wonder Woman, be strong in love and in your heart. Defend Lilith’s ability to walk away if not treated with absolute equality and respect. But Chiron’s presence there too may be where the wounds are still hurting for being rejected for your fiery independence and powerful sexuality which need to be healed now.
Mars the ruler of Scorpio Moon is in Sagittarius on the Galactic center seeking cosmic truth, wisdom, philosophy and optimism. Have faith, be absolutely honest. Tap into the Higher Master Teachers who teach Sacred Law and Justice and help you grow your inner sage.
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Under a Taurus moon
Your daily tarot guide
From The Muse Tarot by Chris-Anne Donnely
What would Antoine Court de Gébelin think of the Happy Squirrel?
De Gébelin was a Protestant minister born in the 18th century. He authored the multi-volume tome Le Monde primitif, which insisted that the tarot deck contained secrets of the ancient Egyptians, whose priests had distilled their occult wisdom into the cards’ illustrations, imbuing them with great mystical power. Before that point, tarot was primarily a card game—meant for fun, not prophecy.
It was a bold and somewhat absurd assertion, given that de Gébelin could not read Egyptian hieroglyphics (no one could at the time, since they weren’t deciphered until the 19th century). Despite a total lack of historical evidence to back his claim, the theory stuck: Tarot decks, once a novelty, became popular tools for divination after the publication of de Gébelin’s book.
Which brings us back to the Happy Squirrel, a relatively recent addition to the tarot’s Major Arcana, and one whose provenance is less hazy: it originated on season six of The Simpsons. Lisa visits a fortune teller who is unconcerned when Lisa picks Death, but gasps in horror when the next card she draws is the Happy Squirrel. (When Lisa asks if the fuzzy rodent is a bad sign, the fortune teller demurs, saying that “the cards are vague and mysterious.”) Although it began as a cartoon joke, the Happy Squirrel card has made its way into over a dozen commercially available tarot decks.
So what would de Gébelin’s reaction be? The answer depends on whether tarot is a collection of timeless, mystical wisdom—or a flexible framework that has endured by changing with the times. Although tarot imagery employs supposedly universal archetypes, new decks are constantly being invented, and old decks altered. The art of tarot cards can never fully transcend its milieu. Which begs a second question: How do the cards’ art and design relate to the social changes, technological advances, and aesthetic sensibilities of their particular eras?
Despite their aura of mystery, medieval tarot cards were not used for divination, and were probably not created by ancient Egyptian magicians. The earliest surviving tarot decks—now preserved in various museum collections—are Italian, and were commissioned by wealthy patrons, the same way one might have hired an artist to paint a portrait or illuminated prayerbook.
The Visconti-Sforza Tarot is a collection of decks, none complete, commissioned by the Visconti and Sforza families from the workshop of Milanese court painter Bonifacio Bembo. Cards such as Death, who rides a horse and swings a giant scythe like a player in the world’s most high-stakes polo match, will seem familiar to contemporary enthusiasts. So will the Pope, who sits on a golden throne; and the Lovers, who hold hands beneath a string of heraldic flags. Rather than looking to these cards for mystic guidance, the Visconti and Sforza families would have used them to play a trick-taking card game similar to modern-day Bridge. (Although it’s unlikely—given the good condition of the decks—that they were ever handled with much frequency).
The cards each have intricately tooled gold backgrounds that glow like the luxury items that they were. Bembo is believed to have included portraits of the families in many of the cards, as well as adding the Visconti family motto here and there for good measure. Akin to the work of Fra Angelico and other early-Renaissance artists, the cards are opulent but pictorially flat, although the bodies appear in naturalistic perspective and their clothing billows around them, suggesting volume and form.
Produced in 1760, French engraver Nicolas Conver’s deck of delicate woodcuts, the Tarot de Marseille, is the template on which many contemporary decks are based. Like the Visconti-Sforza Tarot, the deck’s design likely originated in 15th-century Italy before traveling north to France. It’s a favorite of many tarot enthusiasts, most notably the cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky, who designed his own deck based on the style. While the Conver deck wasn’t the first to be called the Tarot de Marseille, it’s highly prized by collectors for its delicate color palette of sky blues and minty greens. The graphic black outlines and blunt shading of the prints give the cards a simple and rough-hewn appearance, which adds to the ambience of ancient wisdom. The popularity of the tarot grew due to advances in printing technology and via the writings of 19th-century French occultists such as Éliphas Lévi and Etteilla, which popularized the use of tarot as a method of fortune-telling and assigned additional divinatory meaning to the cards.
The Rider-Waite Smith deck, which debuted in 1909, remains the most recognizable and popular today. Designed by artist Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of the mystic A.E. Waite, it was the first to be mass-produced in English, and was intended for divination rather than gameplay. Smith and Waite were both active members of the Order of the Golden Dawn, a secretive organization devoted to the exploration of the paranormal and occult (allegedly Bram Stoker, Aleister Crowley, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were also members).
In addition to Smith’s occult bonafides, she was also an accomplished artist, championed by Alfred Stieglitz, who collected her work and showed it at his gallery. Smith created fully-realized illustrations of all 78 cards that made the deck a treasure-trove for cartomancers, who now had a much richer store of images to work with. (Previously, only the 22 Major Arcana cards such as the Fool, the Magician, and the Lovers had been elaborately illustrated—traditionally, the Minor Arcana cards, which are roughly analogous to the suits in a deck of modern playing cards, were not.) The Major Arcana were based on the Tarot de Marseille drawings, but rendered in an illustrative Art Nouveau style rich with patterns. Even the Fool looks debonaire; he carelessly approaches the cliff, a feather in his cap and a blooming rose in his elegant fingers, wearing a floral tunic that looks straight out of William Morris’s workshop.
The Thoth deck, named for the Ibis-faced Egyptian god more commonly known as Horus, was painted by the artist Frieda Harris based on direction from the infamous occultist-about-town Aleister Crowley. Completed in the early 1940s, but not widely available until 1969, it features Art Decoborders resembling the pattern of a butterfly wing.
The deck is an aesthetic departure from the Rider-Waite’s homey Arts and Crafts aesthetic. Shaped by Harris’s interest in pure geometry, the cards are reminiscent of the work of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (a visionary artist who shared Harris’s interest in spiritualism and the writings of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, both popular subjects of study among the middle and upper classes in the early 20th century). Harris’s shaded orbs and compass-inscribed curves that fill the background of each card bear more than a passing resemblance to Klint’s highly-saturated geometries. Klint, considered by some to be Europe’s first abstract painter, believed that her luminous compositions were the created under the influence of spirits. (The same could easily be said of Harris because she was taking direction from Crowley, who was believed to be a medium, able to channel ancient and magical forces.)
It’s no coincidence that Klint’s paintings and Harris’s Thoth illustrations were shown in the same pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, which was intended to amplify voices that had previously been excluded and “cover 100 years of dreams and visions,” according to curator Massimiliano Gioni.
Created by the artist Bill Greer under the direction of Lloyd Morgan, the Morgan-Greer deck is, like the 1970s themselves, both opulent and optimistic. The Magician sports a mustache that would make Tom Selleck blush, and the naked and embracing Lovers would fit right in with the hirsute and curvaceous illustrations in the original 1972 edition of The Joy of Sex.
The ‘70s enthusiasm for all things New Age created a renewed interest in tarot as a tool for self-discovery, and the Morgan Greer deck was there to greet it. The cards’ colors are lush and the lines are fluid. Greer chose to crop his figures tightly and removed the borders, allowing the illustrations to extend to the edges. The effect is fresh and personal. Formally, the Morgan-Greer illustrations have more in common with Jefferson Starship’s Spitfire (1976) album cover than with contemporary painting of the same period—the pendulum had swung away from figuration and would take a few years longer to swing back—but it’s possible to find a resonance between this deck’s art and a work like Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party (1979), with its powerful goddess and blooming flowers. Greer’s strong women and frank sexuality make the deck very much of its time.
read more of the original article here https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-radical-600-year-evolution-tarot-card-art
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It’s a relatively easy day from the planets today June 22. We are still in Solstice “standstill” sun energy.
Gemini Moon makes a trine to Jupiter in Libra
it‘s nice and polite and good to socialize with. Your mind should feel happier lighter and more balanced. Just chill and enjoy other peoples company. Good for sales.
Moon squares Neptune
Confusion about what to choose sets in. Listen to your psychic side.
Moon inconjuncts PLUTO in Capricorn in the evening in PDT/ June 23 in EDT and GMT
this can lead to power struggles and shadows coming up that a Gemini mindset would much rather ignore but do so at your own and other’s peril.
REMEMBER to mark July 2nd on your calendar
MARS will OPPOSE PLUTO on that date
that is a heavy dangerous, difficult power struggle energy both emotionally and in the world.
get ready for the New Moon in Cancer on the 23/24 at 2+ degrees.
I am in transit on Thursday and will be out of town leading a workshop at the Grail Springs Spa all weekend. I need to chill and be in nature and meditating with the high crystal energy on that sacred land. I will be posting a bit and plan to record videos too.
It’s gonna be a very emotional New Moon with Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Cancer plus Neptune and CHIRON in PISCES. Let the tears flow. Expect more rain and very wet weather as well.
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June 10 Card of the DAY –
MAJOR TRUMP ZERO /22
“Be foolish, that your heart may be at peace.”
OKay I missed a day of daily cards here I admit it,so I am the fool. I haven’t tried to fool you at all.
I think it’s better to make a fresh start. So what better way than turning up THE FOOL? YAY!
THE FOOL-the very first symbol in the TAROT is Zero, the card has a name but really no number, he is naught, eternity.
but also he is the ending as well, as #22 Major Trump.
The Fool is the Soul itself, childlike trust, innocence, always learning, seeking, curious, open.
The FOOL -Lives totally in the present moment, no past no future,
THE FOOL is the embodiment and symbol of ENLIGHTENMENT itself,
no agendas, no conscious mind chatter, no ego, nothing left to lose,everything to gain,
Has done everything already, so what’s to fear? Nothing, no fear.
THE FOOL is traditionally shown wearing a jester’s or raggedy clothes, a young man with a little dog- the instincts- nipping at his heels,
carrying a small pack and a staff. sometime’s a flower. He is carefree.
The Fool is the shadow of the KING. King’s used to employee jester’s to sit at the side of the throne. They are two sides of the same coin. The Fool is the real knowledge but in disguise, the King is the ego, and apparent control. The jester keeps the King’s ego in check. Power can come and go very quickly, better to be humble.
Being the Fool unbinds energy, instincts, the wisdom of the superconscious.
The FOOL is timelessness- stopping the world as Don Juan the Yaqui shaman who taught Carlos Castenada.
The Fool always symbolizes a brand new beginning, a new birth, a fresh start.
The first time one has a Tarot reading one is considered to be embodying or initiated by The FOOL. The Fool can unlock you from your own prison.
All is new. Forget any agendas or shoulds. Trust your instincts, live moment to moment, Who cares what anyone else thinks? Be true to yourself,let go of the past. Drop your ego and see the miraculous world you are in. Laugh at yourself. Free yourself from your own prison. Opportunity is everywhere.Everything is creative energy, look at things in an entirely new way. Trust, have no fear. You are an eternal child. PLAY, have fun.
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I was a Fool for Love -Tegan and Sara 2013
May 27 Inspirational Card of the Day
Energy is intense today and still post Eclipse as well so
TAROT TRUMP # 12
When most people see the Hanged Man they want to turn the card the other way around. “right side up.”
But this is the way it’s supposed to be with the upside down man hanging by his ankle from a tree, which is the traditional context. The 12th card is an initiation card- an emotional baptism, the symbol of the planet NEPTUNE- the trident on the card. This is a spiritual baptism, an immersion into NON-EGO.
Like the symbol on the card this is about SUSPENSION. Suspended animation, suspending your beliefs. A void state. Don’t avoid the void.
The way you thought things are isn’t working. You must ALLOW, let go of your will. Surrender.
The Hanged Man puts the focus squarely on whatever your HANG UPS are right now.
The Hanged Man is also the martyr or scapegoat who gets blamed by other’s and willingly sacrifices himself.
Forgiveness is also a deeper meaning. The card energy is similar to Christ sacrificing himself on the cross for others’ sins. Issues of transmuting guilt, blame, projecting onto others your own shame, or sins.
The Hanged Man is also the Norse God ODIN being suspended from the World tree Ygdrassil in order to obtain Higher Knowledge. The Ruins were devised from this mythology.
Turn your head towards the earth, towards instincts and intuition.
Everything you have been taught is ass backwards.
LET GO AND LET GOD.
Allow the Universe to take over, stop struggling. You are not in control really.
Years ago I attended an amazing spiritual tarot initiation workshop given by a man who is a long time Tibetan Buddhist teacher, a Mason, who has devoted 45 years of his life to being on the spiritual path. The participants all had to embody literally each of the Tarot trump majors. I got to be THE HANGED MAN. I was suspended upside down by my ankle from a pole and hung -not too far off the ground. It hurts to be the HANGED MAN.
How are you feeling this? Your feedback is most welcomed.
Some heavy astrology aspects Today
Moon conjunct PLUTO earlier today. Moon squared Uranus.
Mercury square Jupiter earlier today in Gemini also gets the mind racing.
This is the perfect antidote. Allow the Universe to take care of it for you.
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Tender Surrender by Steve Vai
MAY 25 has been celebrated as WORLD TAROT DAY for over 10 years now.
A woman named Den Elder , a Tarot reader and lover of Tarot started WTD. I started to honor it in 2004 as a day when I offered free readings to enlighten people about how fabulous the wisdom of the Tarot is. I sent out a Press Release which was picked up by Toronto Sun newspaper reported Mike Strobel who interviewed me about the Federal Liberal Election results. That interviews was published and my predictions were correct. Liberal Paul Martin won the Election and became Prime Minister.
WTD has since been bought and taken over by Tarot wizard Marcus Katz head of Tarot Professionals.
The Inspirational Card of the Day May 17
Maybe I’m just on a 60’s trip, having just written about Uranus and Pluto and Bob Dylan recording
Blowin’ In the Wind – 5o years ago. Flower Power and all that Hippie Trippy stuff. Then I synchronistically am led to
The Power of Flower Cards by Isha Lerner
Roses are red, violets are purple
think for yourself, don’t believe what the mad men tell you.
Do you really deserve it? Who says?
And why are they telling you this?
In the Garden of Eden is EVE, or Isha, her Hebrew name, means Woman.
EVE is here to symbolize women taking their rightful place in raising the consciousness of humanity.
Eve listening to Lillith, her predecessor, THE first woman, and not “G*d, but her own conscience
Eve never sinned. She allowed humanity to evolve consciousness.
The patriarchy turned this metaphor story upside down to suit its own purposes.
Eve, as woman is the liberator. Intuition is the truth. Heart is the truth.
Violets symbolize love and sentimentality, the heart-shaped leaves are heart gifts.
Eve invites you back to the sacred garden at the beginning of time. Relax there in the cool shade and be afraid of nothing. Let NATURE be your guide, Nature has no morals. See Eve for she really is. the Queen of Heaven, Creatress of all. Take back your original pristine pure nature. Revel in it, wash away all impurities of false sin and punishment, retribution and outside authority father figures. Grow Up.
Violet or Ultra Violet is the true color of the Sun. Ultra-violet rays and all that. It is the color of psychic wisdom.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it. — Mark Twain
Amethysts hold this third eye color. Use them wear it, sleep with one under your pillow.
Violets can be eaten they are candied, you can make VIOLET TEA which has healing benefits.
Have we ever really left the garden or was it all a big bad dream?
Need help to get back to the Garden? Get a reading http://www.taratarot.com/id78.htmlUltra- Violet by U2