In the Cards

In the Cards

I Am The Queen Of Swords (Meditations on the Tarot Queens Part 1)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"full moon in pisces" How much pain can you bear comfortably? Hmm. Comfortably is a weird word here, isn’t it. Apparently I can bear a fair amount of mental pain. Assimilate it. Integrate it. Learn from it. Teach from it. I have a Moon Pluto conjunction in Virgo in my natal chart (in my First House). You astrology fans know what means!

And eventually there comes a time where you just sit there — you sit there — in shock at your… strength? Stupidity? Ability to bear.

I decided to look up “bear” on my MacBook Air dictionary and found some interesting stuff. Dictionaries are full of poetry.

-the warriors bore lances tipped with iron 
-have or display as a visible mark or feature 
-she bore herself with DIGNITY 

-to bear = to support 
-to bear  = to endure (she bore the pain stoically. I do not bear stoically. But I do bear.) 
-MANAGE TO TOLERATE A SITUATION OR EXPERIENCE
-GIVE BIRTH TO A CHILD 
-TURN AND PROCEED IN A SPECIFIED DIRECTION 
- a large heavy mammal :)

Context:  So I was doing a quick three card spread for myself this evening on a very important matter. Always good to do those “simple” three card spreads on what matters most, eh?

On the left? The matter at hand. 
On the right? Me. 
In the middle? The energy between

"full moon in pisces" I’m not going to give you the entire spread but I will share this:

I am the QUEEN OF SWORDS here– a card associated with mourning (as my teacher taught me).

Oh yes.

I opened up one of my Rachel Pollack books and read this brilliant  line:

She knows that without her commitment to truth, she has nothing.

What do you bear? How do you bear? Which Queen are you today?

Love, Aliza

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Aliza’s “Figure It Out Before Nightfall” Tarot Spread

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"full moon in pisces" In one of my chat rooms this morning (I run a couple private astrology/tarot/metaphysical chat rooms) a gal pulled a few Tarot cards for herself, which is her habit every morning. There were a bunch of Swords (mental conflict, thought, communications) in the spread and one thing that came to mind for me, about her cards, was that she needed to look away.

You’ll figure it out before nightfall I said. I felt that she was worried about something, but that there was another issue below that top level worry. The Swords and the mind-churn were masking.

Here is a short Tarot spread inspired by that conversation. This spread is for the following situations:

-when you feel anxious and your mind won’t rest
-when you have a problem you want to solve, with or without a deadline
-when you crave peace of mind and you know you can find it
-when you crave peace of mind and aren’t sure how to find it

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I also want to bring up an astrology topic while I have your attention :) the North Node is in Libra.

The North Node, for all of us, is where we need to focus, to make steady increments, in our lives — thus it is GOOD for us to focus on Libra themes such as…

-peace of mind (seeking it, helping to create it)
-harmonious living in your household
-creating symmetry in what you see around you (yes, match your socks please)
-cooperation, compromise, working with others, working well with others, not being a loner
-the Temperance card i.e. mixing goals/people to create a larger better goal/purpose
-realizing that you need other people
-mending fences, making peace, using sugar not hot sauce to get your point across.

Libra is not messy. Do not be messy. And I just don’t mean on the outside. They say Virgo is the perfectionist of the zodiac but ever notice that Libra NEEDS TO MATCH?

I am bringing up the North Node in Libra because I think she will help you figure it out by nightfall.

In other words, tend to the EXTERIOR (Libra = style, surface, art) and while you are busy doing that, the deeper parts of who you are who need answers… like elves they will be working behind the scenes. Little craftsmen and women helping you put it all together.

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I am choosing a FOUR card spread because the FOUR is stable, like a table. Four legs, no wobbling please.

*NOTE*
Draw the first three cards, consecutively, as usual. You draw the fourth card after nightfall.

Card One : the supposed matter (illusion)
Card Two: the real matter (truth)
Card Three: recommended advice-assignment for the day (DO THIS)
Card Four: what you need to know most about this matter

*NOTE*
Card Four is not an outcome card. This is not an outcome spread. This spread has a different desire. 

"full moon in pisces" Other instructions:
-use only UPRIGHT cards (no reversals, please) 
-perform this spread in the middle of the night when you cannot sleep or in the early morning, upon waking
-wash your hands, brush your teeth, have half a glass of water (or other morning beverage) before commencing
-okay to do the spread while still in your pajamas as long as you feel fresh 
-once you do the spread, take a look and then leave the cards out to refer to later (during the day if you wish) or write the spread down if you cannot leave your cards out
-after nightfall DRAW THE FOURTH CARD

I do realize that I’ve called this spread BEFORE NIGHTFALL and we don’t pull the last card until after nightfall and I kept using different prepositions in this blog post, but I’m quirky like that :)

Love, Aliza

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

The Trouble With Tarot Is Trust

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"full moon in pisces" You know what? I don’t even know what I mean by that. The trouble with Tarot is trust.

I was reading Yoav Ben-Dov’s Tarot book on the ferry and taking notes on post-its — for the on-line Tarot class that I’m teaching, as well as taking notes for future blog posts and I wrote that phrase:

The trouble with Tarot is… trust.

My notes provided no helpful clues. “Querents don’t want… THIS.”

Don’t want WHAT?

I had a Tarot mystery on my hands — of my own making! 

Some notes that I had written below provided a little more. Not sure how it connected, but more nonetheless. This is how I move from tool/work to spiritual experience. 

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out. Not burnt out by working with clients, but tired from the striving, trying to build a career, maintaining a career, confused about direction, and other questions too. For you astrology lovers, Neptune is square my MidHeaven. I’m just not sure about a lot of things. And I also realized that I’d lost… I don’t know if the word is pride. But pride fits too! Pride in my accomplishments along with a loss of zest. Juice. I was not feeling at all zaftig. Experiencing a kind of complacency. Minor depression maybe. Exhaustion. After all, we moved less than two months ago and I’m still getting used to the new everything.

So I was thinking to myself how Tarot is more tool for me than anything — a divination tool yes, but… a piece of work. A piece of the work. And I have this desire to… switch that up. Because I miss the magic. So I read. I read books. I do classes. I take classes. Trying to inspire myself. Sometimes we need to do less. Sometimes we need to do more. Wisdom is knowing the difference.

And then I noticed, opposite my post-it, some lines I had underlined in my book and had written the word TRUST in bold ink beside that section… and AHA. I think I know now, in part, what I was getting at.

I was telling ME to trust. 

See, in the underlined section, the author is talking about how a Tarot card will develop in meaning even DURING a Tarot reading. And I have experienced this. About a week ago I did a reading and I felt flummoxed by these two cards and I even felt embarrassed.  I mean, here I am, the professional but I was afraid to say:  hey… I KNOW there is somehing else here that I’m not getting yet. I’ll email you when it comes to me. And even though I was afraid to say that I DID say that. And it was true. And the first meaning wasn’t wrong. The first feeling wasn’t wrong. But there was more. There was more I had to give over.

The trouble with Tarot is trust. That we DON’T trust. 

It’s a tricky business. No reader is 100% correct although I’ve been told I am right a lot. I’ve been doing this for a while now. You just get better by the doing. Another way it’s tricky is that even I get Tarot readings and sometimes get news that I do NOT want to hear and I go into a tailspin. It is so so so so so important how you deliver what you get from the cards — honesty plus kindness plus anxiety-avoidance. Hold their hand and if need be, STOP the reading. Step outside the reading. Break rapport. If there is an upsetting outcome, discuss how it can possibly be avoided. Be supportive.

“Even at a single moment in the reading, a card can have more than one valid meaning.” (Pg 38, from Ben-Dov’s book).

Love, Aliza

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

The Open Reading (Topics in Tarot)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"wheel of fortune tarot card meaning Aliza Einhorn"I want to share with you a little Tarot spread that I shared in the Tarot class this morning (and yes, you can still join us. My email is at the end of this post if you want more information).

I got this spread from my astrology teacher some years ago. You pull one card on the left. Another card on the right. And a card in the middle. What we are doing is “checking the energy between.”

Example:
How does he feel about me?

Left side: you
Right side: him
Middle: !!!!! THE ANSWER. The Energy Between.

Now of course each of the cards will give you information but I do tend to privilege the middle card (unless I’m being guided otherwise). It’s important to stay open — which leads me to another point.

In the Tarot class I’m going to be talking about the “open reading” — as given by Yoav Ben-Dov  in his wonderful book Tarot: The Open Reading.

In such readings, we don’t introduce frameworks before we pull. We wait and see. It might be a past, present, future spread. It might be the querent and two options on either side.

Truth is I like to work with both kinds of Tarot reading — precise intricate spreads and a more open style. In fact, when I first started reading Tarot, it was mostly “open” for me. I had some card-meaning background (from a few classes and a book) but otherwise I let my intuition fly.

This is the approach that I’ll be suggesting in class. I think it’s fabulously fun to read great Tarot authors and learn who thought what, but then to empty your head (remain open) once the cards and the querent are before you. Sound challenging? And I’m only just scratching the surface here, but that’s the gist.

I don’t think there is a “right” way to do this work; instead, we have preferences.

Have you tried the Open Reading? 

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Feed Your Horses: New Moon In Virgo

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" I got a Tarot reading the other day and the last card she pulled for me was the Chariot.

When you see the Chariot, you know it’s a YES.

As Rachel Pollack writes: the Chariot is the first of three Victory cards. Here the Victory is over the outer challenges of life…”

The New Moon in Virgo is this Monday. A New Moon is a new chance, and a New Moon in Virgo can be a new chance with your health or at work. Virgo is associated with these areas of life. A New Moon in Virgo wants to clean up the chaos. Pisces, Virgo’s opposite sign, rules chaos. Confusion. Virgo is the Harvest. With Virgo we separate — we separate what nourishes from what nauseates.

In some Tarot decks, the Chariot driver’s sphinxes (as depicted in the classic Rider Waite) are, instead, horses. And my reader said to me: feed your horses. Focus on where you want to go. Bring those horses back — when you lose focus — bring those horses back and feed them, water them, take care of them. 

And I thought about this New Moon being a Chariot, passage from one place to another, all under the wishful dark of the New Moon. Nothing is certain yet. Nothing is told. But you begin.

I recommend you create your own ritual, on this New Moon in Virgo (which does have some rather painful and wonky aspects to it). Why? To mark time. To hope. To promise to try. To listen. This is what we humans DO. We keep track, like the solitary Virgo (of the Hermit card), always with the ledger and the lamp, always calculating: what must go, what must stay, and how to create order among the chaotic harvest of our lives. Look at what you’ve grown. Don’t look away. Please don’t look away.

You can be in the storm and still do your work on the ground — lists, what’s next, one thing at a time. That’s from an email my sister sent me. And then I had my own revelation: not just about the New Moon in Virgo but about painful transits or painful cards, when you don’t get the Chariot and all you see is the Devil, the Tower, and the Hanged Man (three she pulled for herself the other day!)

I wrote this to a friend in need: sometimes when we come to God with a big problem, the miracle he brings us not only matches the size of the so-called problem, but exceeds it. And so it shall be.

Happy almost New Moon in Virgo. May your Chariot arrive on time.

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I am teaching an on-line Tarot class, beginning later this month and running for a full month — in a Secret group on Facebook, which is where I hold all my classes. This isn’t a “beginner” class per se. We are starting in the middle and will be discussing, among other things, theories of Reversed cards — to reverse or not to reverse; off-the-beaten path card meanings, including from Kabbalistic perspective; particular cards that vex you and me; as well as creating our own virtual Mini-Tarot!

Because we meet on Facebook, you can go at your own pace. No pressure to talk at all, but all my classes are discussion based and I love a lively group! (But no pressure)

So if my blog posts have piqued your curiosity, please message me for more details. You don’t have to be an expert OR a novice — just have an interest. Or a passion. Or an obsession!!

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

The Elements of Tarot: Lesson One

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" Each of the four Tarot “suits” is associated with an element. This is the most common division that I’ve seen:

Fire = Wands
Earth = Pentacles
Water = Cups
Air = Swords

Each element is connected to various ideas and things. You can probably think up a few of these on your own, even if you’ve never studied Tarot.

For example, the Cups suit relates to our feelings and our relationships, moods, love, social life, psychic stuff. Cups are containers, literally. They HOLD. They hold wine and they hold water. They can even hold your tears, if you are careful enough to cry over them.

When I see Cups I know there is an emotional link, an emotional circumstance. It could be good, healthy, dangerous, ambivalent, neutral.

Logic, practicality, and even fiery impatient passion are put aside when we see Cups — although some would argue that emotions ARE logical and fiery and often practical. I’d be one of those people. See, the elements tend to overlap. But let’s save that for Lesson Two. 

When you do readings — for yourself or for others — notice which elemental energies are showing up. And what those could mean.

Have you ever done a spread where you got ALL Cups? Or ALL or mostly Swords? I bet you weren’t happy to see all Swords, right?

When I do readings, it’s sometimes quick and dirty. Have to get straight to the point. I don’t have time to philosophize usually, unless someone requests that or if it’s a lengthy reading.

I’m there to give answers if answers present. Educated guesses. Sometimes I do larger spreads — like the Celtic Cross or the Tree of Life — but often it’s three cards here and three cards there, clarifying cards to add shading. Smaller spreads for particular questions. Although these days I like to do a holistic Celtic Cross — getting the energy and themes but not always going card by card.

Lesson: it is helpful to know what is worth observing (which I suggest you use your intuition to discover) so that it becomes automatic to you when you converse with the cards. Noticing the elements can be one of these things. For some readers, elements are “meh.” You decide for yourself!

If you want to learn more about the elements in general (as they do or don’t relate to Tarot), Google is your friend. And we’ll be discussing them more, here. From ancient Greece to Alchemy to Astrology to the Chakra system, elements are everywhere! A little background in elemental history can deepen your readings AND make them more fun. I mean, wouldn’t you love to say to your friend or client or family member — as you notice the many FIRE cards in their Celtic Cross – that FIRE in the Japanese tradition represents things that destroy (source: Wikipedia!) No need to stop (or start with) Wikipedia of course. Remember the homework I gave you a blog post or two ago?

Do amass your own occult library :)

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I am teaching an on-line Tarot class, beginning later this month and running for a full month — in a Secret group on Facebook, which is where I hold all my classes. This isn’t a “beginner” class per se. We are starting in the middle and will be discussing, among other things, theories of Reversed cards — to reverse or not to reverse; off-the-beaten path card meanings, including from Kabbalistic perspective; particular cards that vex you and me; as well as creating our own virtual Mini-Tarot!

Because we meet on Facebook, you can go at your own pace. No pressure to talk at all, but all my classes are discussion based and I love a lively group!

So if my blog posts have piqued your curiosity, please message me for more details. You don’t have to be an expert OR a novice just have an interest. Or a passion. Or an obsession!!

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P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Meditation on The World (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" This is another one of those positive happy cards that always feels vague to me.  I feel YES but what else? And sure I rather see the World than various other cards (Hello Death! Hello Tower!) On a mundane level, I have seen it for TRAVEL, traveling the world.

Tarot is a funny thing. So many Tarot books go card by card, to give us a foundation, detail, symbolism, and story, but the true meaning for the querent arrives during the ACT of reading. Tarot is something that HAPPENS.

What I’d like to do is leave all the guidebooks behind and give you my own feeling from the picture itself. And I tried that but it didn’t work. I just don’t feel the World. The barefoot dancer in the wreath with her candles. The animal totems from the fixed signs of the zodiac surrounding her. Until further notice, SOME cards we just have to take on faith and you know what? In the upcoming Tarot class we are going to be talking about cards that vex us, that we just don’t FEEL.

And maybe we need to experience the World for ourselves — before entering into this card and really getting it. When was the last time you felt the World? 

Then I looked in one of my favorite Tarot books and found this interpretation: INTEGRATION.

In the FIRE class (my astrology class that just finished) I listed my 10 Keys to the Fire and one of the participants came up with the Fire of Integration. Passion for putting it all together and becoming WHOLE. That, too, is the World card.

From Tarot author Joan Bunning “A major element of happiness is wholeness — the sense that everything is working together in harmony.”

See? When you feel stagnant energy around a Tarot card, it helps to have a book around — to wake you up! And keep picking up books until you find a meaning which resonates. Yes, I do suggest you grow an occult library of your own.

So we’ve come to the end of our Major Arcana series, perplexed by the World, and maybe there is a message there in and of itself. If we are still doing Tarot, if we are still on planet, if we are still seeing the World, then we aren’t done. There is always another spread, another shuffle, another question and querent. From the World, the End, back to the beginning, the Fool. Now we start over. Where shall this column go next….

But how about this: when you see the World, know that things are not only coming together but that they ARE. They already are.

And from occultist: A.E. Waite (who was a Libra!): “the World refers to the day in the past when all was declared to be good, when the morning stars sang together, and all of the Sons of God shouted for joy.”

I like that. That the World card is a GOOD DAY.

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If you want to know more about my Tarot class forming at month’s end please feel free to contact me. Cost and length of class to be announced soon. 

P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Meditation on Judgement (Tarot card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" I’m going to be changing my approach to the way I do Tarot and Astrology readings. And I know it will take time. It will be a process (Virgo keyword!)

But this is what I’m thinking:  instead of giving answers or trying to give answers (what we call prediction or divination), I am going to work towards steering people towards the right QUESTIONS.

And this, my friends, is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, I think it may be easier for me, at times, to predict or divine — depending on the context, no intuitive is right every time — than to actually coax the querent towards discovery of what they actually NEED TO KNOW — but without providing the answer.

This is my real life example for the JUDGEMENT Tarot card. 

*the revelation is here
*making a decision
*renewal
*what I call the glory glory hallelujah moment
*let it go, let it all go
*being set free
*forgiveness (of self or others)
*remission, deliverance, release
*new start, fresh start
*reckoning
*FINALLY
*hearing a call, from inside or outside

I forget which client I was working with. Things have been pretty busy lately. And often folks want ANSWERS (as do I!)  and I want to help them find answers and… oh. I remember now. I was watching a YouTube video about Human Design (something I know just a smidge about but want to learn more) and apparently NOT KNOWING is key for me. And growing comfortable with not knowing. Something clicked. And not that I’m going to stop making predictions altogether but I do want to change the way I work in some crucial ways. Slowly but surely. That was my Judgement card moment this morning.

What call are you hearing? Are you at a crossroads? A moment of reckoning and no turning back? Sometimes the changes arrive as a surprise. I had all kinds of other things on my mind but not literally the way I DO readings.

I want to help people in ever deepening ways. It is almost VIRGO Season. Virgo always wants to help and fix. Has to learn to “tend” — as a friend of mine put it. Tending as opposed to fixing.

Mercury (communications) is already in Virgo. The Sun enters Virgo later this week. The party is almost over. Sorry Leo! With Virgo, we go back to work and school and detail and new routines and notebooks and puttering and decluttering and separating what is truly needed from what can be dismissed.

Virgo, to me, is ultimately helpful and healing. And a worker-bee. Do they think they know it all? Fairly often. And fairly often they do. It’s hard for Virgo to ask for help so when a Virgo actually asks you? Be sensitive to their query. It puts you in the inner circle (similar to Scorpio in this way).

Are you ready for Virgo Season?

If you want to know more about my Tarot class forming at month’s end please feel free to contact me. Cost and length of class to be announced soon. 

P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Mercury Enters Virgo & The Hermit (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in virgo" Mercury enters the sign of Virgo on Friday.

What is Virgo? The helper, the fixer, the saver, do-gooder, healer, witch, the practical magician and the lover of detail. The meticulous housekeeper. She may not be a cleaning genie but ORDER is a must. Worrier. Servant. She only wants to help — as she critiques you to ribbons.

Our minds go super sharp while Mercury (symbolizing mind and communications) is in Virgo: analytical, slice and dice.

Why am I mentioning Virgo in a Tarot column?

One:  at this point in my life, I find it impossible to separate the two, astrology from tarot and tarot from astrology. Two systems of knowledge. Two systems of divination. Two systems to help you. Intertwined like vines. When I do readings for clients, I combine them.

Also, ANY planet entering Virgo means fall is around the corner! My favorite season.

Last night I went to a Tarot class. Even though I do Tarot for a living, I am always looking to expand and explore new perspectives. Beginner’s Mind. As we were introducing ourselves, a woman mentioned being in a rut.  A personal rut. When it was my turn to say hello, I echoed her sentiments but with one difference:

I feel in a TAROT RUT!

It’s my work. It’s my tool. I do my best to be supportive and intuitive but something is missing lately. For me. I felt this class could help. (This is also part of the reason why *my* next class will be a TAROT class.)

S0 last night, we divided into pairs and did 2-card readings for each other. First card: life purpose. Second card: what will help us achieve it.

And the first card I pulled for my partner? THE HERMIT. Virgo’s card.

 I wrote a little about the Hermit here but let me share this too:

The first word that came to mind when I pulled the card for that young man was “studious.” And this was before I turned the card over. We were instructed to hold it in our hands without looking. And then I heard the word “knowledge” in my head, three times! Knowledge knowledge knowledge! And I scribbled some other phrases in my notebook: bright mind. Cool.

Now, for many, the Hermit is not a glamorous card.  Too alone. Too bookish! Too busy to be the Hermit. But when you see the Hermit? I suggest a table for one.

I asked him: do you live alone? And I didn’t mean to get personal — but I was seeing him alone in the sense of no other humans living with him, but also surrounded by positive spirit energy. I didn’t know who and I didn’t inquire. Angels, guides, dearly departed. Alone but not lonely. That was the main thing. Alone but not lonely.

When you see the Hermit, it doesn’t mean you’ll be alone (but not lonely) forever, but that right now, the power running through your life is the wild fire of knowledge. Beloved mystical books. The light of thought.

And you may need to be alone, for a spell, to even hear yourself think. No shame in that, my friends. No shame at all. Problem is, some of you are so harried, and you may pull the Hermit and WANT the Hermit life (even for a day, an hour) and think: how can this possibly be? With kids and job and etc etc etc etc.

My answer is that you just have to take it. Even for five minutes. But each day. Create a schedule, islands in time that are all yours. Sacred time. Get up five minutes earlier. Spend five minutes alone on your lunch break. Don’t just fall asleep to the television at night, but try to connect before sleep.

Connect to what? To what you most deeply must know about your life at this time and why you’re here. And if that seems like too much pressure, then even a few minutes of inhale-exhale to sooth the blood and brain. Start where you are.

If you want to know more about my Tarot class forming at month’s end please feel free to contact me. Cost and length of class to be announced soon. My classes are on-line, discussion-based, friendly, fun, and convenient. Participate or lurk, it’s all good!

P.S. Are you interested in receiving a personalized Tarot/Astrology reading? I have a new Special going on for folks who find me through Beliefnet, a discount on my usual rates. Click here to get in touch. Also, Tarot class forming later this month! Email for details.

Meditations on the Sun (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"uranus square sun" The first stage is shock.

This is the same for all life transitions, including being born. Then you enter stage two, the Sun stage. You’re adjusting. You know where you are.

Stage two, the Sun stage, is when you have to find some light in the matter, no matter how small, how measly its blaze. Sometimes its all you have.

Today in the Fire class (the astrology class I’ve been teaching for the last two weeks) one of the participants wanted me to repost my Ten Keys of Fire — the Fire of Courage and the Fire of Faith, to name just two — and I was reminded of where I hoped to stay, for the moment: a medium-low flame. Steady. Dial up if I need. Dial down if I need. But not to let the fire go out.

Figures that our next Tarot card up for meditation is The Sun. Everyone is happy to see the Sun. Here are some key phrases:

-show the world who you are
-shine a light
-vitality
-good health
-healthy ego
-success
-believe in yourself
-you’re the one to watch
-glory
-great job!
-no more secrets, truth comes out, now you know, no mystery here, all is CLEAR
-achievement
-power
-acclaim
-joy
-birth
-happy happy happy

In the Rider Waite version of the card, we see a huge yellow sun, preening sunflowers, and a buck-naked child on a white horse with arms open wide as if to say:  HERE I AM.

The Sun card is such an announcement to all who see it:  you are here. You have arrived. 

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Tarot For The Full Moon Eclipse In Aries
This Eclipse creates such dazzling fire. This Total Lunar Eclipse is in Aries next week, October 8th. It is part of a Grand Trine in Fire (Aries/Leo/Sagittarius), and it's not that this cancels out the wrecking ball quality of a Total Lunar Eclipse, but instead makes it that much more bright wit

posted 7:11:24pm Oct. 01, 2014 | read full post »

On Seeing The Eight Of Swords
I host two Internet chat rooms where we talk about astrology and tarot all things metaphysical and spiritual, and this morning one of our beloved members offered to pull New Moon in Libra tarot cards for the group. He pulled the Eight of Swords for me. Are you familiar with this card? In the R

posted 9:20:15pm Sep. 24, 2014 | read full post »

On Seeing The Ten Of Wands
We were talking about NUMBERS today in the Tarot class. During the first week I had asked folks to list cards that vexed them and everyone, I think, listed a Major Arcana. Even the Star got a mention. I get it. Sometimes the happy dappy do cards can vex us. The World used to do that to me. And to

posted 12:07:23am Sep. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Tarot For The New Moon In Libra (Part Two)
I have a client going through a hard time. Broken heart hard time. And I drew a card for her just now. What she needed to know about her situation and the card was so happy… and the following card (sometimes I can't help but draw two) was also hopeful. And helpful. This girl ain't done yet. She's

posted 9:22:56pm Sep. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Tarot For The New Moon In Libra
I didn't know what to write about for the New Moon in Libra. It all felt old to me. Making me want to scream. Again the advice to set New Moon intentions. New Moon intentions around relationships and other Libra issues. Draw a card for the New Moon. Draw two cards for the New Moon. Draw a card for t

posted 2:08:01am Sep. 20, 2014 | read full post »


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