Tarot Journey for October 11: Lovers, Devil, Chariot, and Tower – The Tarot at Sixes and Sevens

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For 2014, we’ll be taking a numerological tour of the Tarot. On October 11, it’s the Lovers, the Devil, and the Sixes, along with the Chariot, the Tower, and the Sevens.  What does their numerological link say to us in a reading? What other connections do these cards have? How can we work with the energy of the Sixes and Sevens to deepen our readings?

Bring your cards, notebook and pen, and your experiences with these cards!

The workshop features discussions, practical exercises, and direct, personal exploration of the cards.  The registration fee includes morning coffee and tea, a light lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

Each class runs from 10:00 am — 4:30 pm, held at our studio in Alameda, California. We’re trying something new – a full day class that includes two workshops – allowing us to delve deeper into our work with the cards.

Due to space considerations, we request that you preregister for the class on the Tarot Media Company website.

See you in October!

Kali Ghat – Steps of Kali Spread

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The Destruction card in the Dark Goddess Tarot by the divinely talented Ellen Lorenzi-Prince is, of course, Kali.

Kali - Dark Goddess Tarot

Inspired by Ellen’s art and words, I created the following spread to provide a structure for navigating a time of difficult transition.

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1. Ego. The lies your ego is telling you to keep you stuck in this situation.

2. Illusions. How you are allowing yourself to be fooled in this situation, and keeping yourself stuck.

3. Fear. What you truly fear that keeps you feeling powerless and keeps you stuck in the situation.

4. What you are ignoring at your peril.

5. What you must face to break free.

6. The blood sacrifice required for your freedom. In Ellen’s words, “A blood sacrifice means giving up something important, something not easy to give, something with life and meaning.”

7. The energy shift that results from the blood sacrifice.

8. How to move forward with the new energy.

Hel’s Opportunities and Options Spread

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This spread was inspired by the image of the goddess Hel on the Two of Earth card in Ellen Lorenzi-Prince‘s fantastic Dark Goddess Tarot, and the accompanying text.

Hel, Two of Earth - Dark Goddess Tarot

In Ellen’s words: “You have more than one task, more than one voice, more than one passion. You must make choices in your behavior, but do not deny this truth about your life.”

We have so many desires, dreams, and plans. We want to do so many things, but we can do only one thing at a time, and there are only 24 hours in a day. This spread gives you Hel’s assistance in making choices when you are overwhelmed by options, or if you are feeling stuck between a set of choices, all of which seem bad.

Have the client identify the various options for the choices they are facing. Lay a set of cards for each opportunity, and one additional set for an option which the client has not yet identified, but may become apparent in the reading, or in the near future.

If the client is unsure of what their options are, lay out at least two sets of cards and see if the client can identify what the options might be.

Bonus: use a different deck for each opportunity, and look for any repeating cards or similar cards landing in the same position.

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1. The opportunity or option presented.

2. Your expectations about the option.

3. Others’ expectations about the option.

4. Worst case long-term scenario for how the option could turn out.

5. Best case long-term scenario for how the option could turn out.

6. How to cope with the worst case scenario.

7. What can be made real with this option.

8. How to move forward with the opportunity to reach the best case scenario.

Hel’s Transcendence Spread

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This is a second spread inspired by the image of the goddess Hel on the Two of Earth card in Ellen Lorenzi-Prince‘s fantastic Dark Goddess Tarot.

In Ellen’s words: “If both are the reality, there is no choice. . . . In Hel’s underworld, opposites are accepted out of necessity, and through inescapability, are transcended. In Hel, two do not blend into one. Although intimately connected, each retains unique identity. Power lives in the dynamic tension between the two.”

This ended up being a 22 card reading. You could do this as a Majors-only reading for especially difficult issues and deep soul work.

The Goddess advises; the wisdom of Transcendence.

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How to reach acceptance.

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How to reach acceptance.

What you must accept.

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What you must accept.

How it helps.

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How it helps.

The first reality.

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The second reality.

How it hinders.

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How it hinders.

What you can change.

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What you can change.

How to create the change.

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How to create the change.

Center column is the connection between the two outer cards, and the power resulting from that connection.

1. The first reality.

2. The second reality.

3. What connects 1 and 2, and the power resulting from that connection.

4. How the first reality hinders you.

5. How the second reality hinders you.

6. What connects 4 and 5, and the power resulting from that connection.

7. What you can change about the first reality.

8. What you can change about the second reality.

9. What connects 7 and 8, and the power resulting from that connection.

10. How to create the change in card 7.

11. How to create the change in card 8.

12. What connects 10 and 11, and the power resulting from that connection.

13. How the first reality helps you.

14. How the second reality helps you.

15. What connects 13 and 14, and the power resulting from that connection.

16. What you must accept about the first reality.

17. What you must accept about the second reality.

18. What connects 16 and 17, and the power resulting from that connection.

19. How to reach acceptance of the first reality.

20. How to reach acceptance of the second reality.

21. What connects 19 and 20, and the power resulting from that connection.

22. The Goddess advises; the wisdom of Transcendence.

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