Greetings Fellow Tarotants!
Thank you to all Tarot enthusiasts who have booked their place in this Course. We now have one remaining spot (booking place) in this 2022 Course.
I am truly looking forward to meeting all of you for what promises to be a fun, unique and wonderfully engaging program of shared Tarot learning and practice.
As we know Tarot can be used for self-knowing, self-care, personal growth and wisdom. Many of you may also use this Course as a springboard to enhance your intuitive and reading abilities and/or for broadening and deepening your own and diverse professional practices in guiding and healing others.
As is my own experience, having a personal and professional Tarot practice undertaken with joy, empathy, compassion and good intentions can help to make the world a kinder, more conscious and happier place.
The Tarot deck we will be using throughout the Course will be The Rider-Waite (US Games) Tarot.
Tarot decks can be purchased in various qualities and prices. The Rider-Waite deck can be bought online for very little cost if you wish to have a 'starter' pack and/or a deck for 'learning with'. Tarot decks and be purchased locally. If you have the opportunity, and feel safe, it's always lovely to visit a local market or bookstore (e.g. Theosophical Society, South Terrace). This gives you the chance to browse the slightly different versions of the Pamela Colman-Smith's original illustrations (as in The Rider-Waite Tarot).
Keeping a journal is a great tool for both personal and shared Tarot reading practice. It is, importantly, a super way to increase your intuitive and instinctive understanding of the cards.
We will be using a Tarot journal (or diary) to note and discuss the meanings and experiences you have derived from your personal daily Tarot card draw. The daily draw is a home-based practice. Similarly, I will be keeping the group's Tarot journal for our shared fortnightly Tarot card draw. (We'll see how many synchronicities occur!)
Exercise books are sufficient for this purpose. From experience, I do suggest you purchase a larger exercise book with a spiral spine (about $4.50); these are available at most supermarkets, newsagencies and large variety stores.
On the business side of things ...
The Tarot course will commence on 26 March 2022 as planned. It will be run from the very spacious and airy Hall, at 271 Carriington Street, Adelaide.
Seating will comply with current Covid restrictions for internal numbers and spacing. Each participant will have their own table to work from; so, please feel free to bring your crystals, a battery-operated candle (only) and a table-cloth. Masks must be worn at all times unless seated at your own table. There will be scheduled tea-and-toilet breaks throughout the afternoon. Coffee and tea are available from the kitchen and it is advisable to bring bottled water for use at your table during sessions, as open liquid cups and containers are not permitted in the main hall. We request that hand-sanitisers be used before and after handing public property and visiting the facilities.
Payment of the deposit invoice secures your place on the Course. Course bookings will be taken until Feb 27th. An invoice for final payment will be emailed to all those who have booked/paid the booking deposit. Payment for the full Course is due on the 7th March. Course places will be filled sequentially, until the Course is full on the basis of the receipt of a full and/or final payment.
If at any time prior to Course commencement you wish to book a place and we have reached our maximum number (of fully paid Course participants) you may request to go on the waiting list. You will be contacted by email with a deposit/full feel invoice when a placement becomes available.
Thank you once again for your interest and enthusiasm in being part of a fresh and new local study and practice Tarot group. Those who are currently booked, please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. Your questions will be of importance to the whole group.
For all new inquiries, please Contact me.
Always my best wishes,
Tarot Year 2022 - Significant Number 2
2022 (2+0+2+2=6) is, symbolically and energetically, a Number ‘6’ Year. However, the repetition of the number 2 in the Year Date is interesting. The significances implied by the number 2 and the number 6 can be very complimentary.
Looking at the 'values’ each digit in the date 2022 (2+0+2+2=6), The High Priestess II gives a prevalence and significance to the number two, tripling the importance of this energy in our lives for the coming year. (In a later post, we will also look at the influence of The Fool 0 which offers the vibration of the number 'zero'. A new adventure.)
The energy of the number 2, of The High Priestess II, is highly feminine and fluid. Like water it can be as deep as the deepest ocean; possessing the strange, unique and unfamiliar. It can erode and change the most resistant landscapes. The endless sky, is the space of superconsciousness' perhaps collective consciousness. And, as we live with these dynamic, complementary and contradictory influences, in the essence of pro-creation, we must we weave our own tapestry of life.
The High Priestess II signifies that we are born with powerful intuition, insight and the ability to feel subtle energies instinctively and empathically.
In The High Priestess II we understand that we are both eternal and ‘unfinished’. Our lives follow the phases of the moon. Events in our life wax and wane under the natural conditions of Earth's duality – of night and day, light and dark, yin and yang, male and female, etc. This continuing change brings growth, fullness and completion and, decline. It forms the essence and value of the experiences of living. The High Priestess demonstrates the capacity for deep feeling and inner guidance as the qualities and attributes we have 'been born with' and remain continually at our disposal throughout our own ‘Fool’s Journey’.
Similarly, the decisions and choices we make today - individually and collectively - will always influence our future. Tarot Justice II (1 + 1 = 2) symbolises the universal 'Law of Karma' or the law of ‘cause and effect’. Justice II reminds us to strive for all that is honest, fair and just. Justice II makes her decisions rationally and factually and, by taking a completely balanced and unbiased approach to all aspects or sides of any situation.
Justice II represents lawful and truthful acts. She may situations that require some sort of legal or contractual scrutiny or arbitration. Justice II decisions may result in recommendations that are made on the basis of actual, factual and material information. So, when Justice II arrives on the scene, make sure that you have "dotted your i's and crossed your t's" as there is no room for sloppiness in the detail.
Justice II is one of the four Tarot Virtues and suggests transformation of the self. Additionally, we see that the veil raised behind Justice II (The Rider-Waite-Smith) is purple, which is the colour of mysticism, magic and wisdom. Purple signifies our third eye or 7th Chakra, which contains all the qualities of the other 6 Chakras. The 7th Chakra connects us to our inner-seeing, intuition and psychic abilities. If we are prepared to follow her guidance Justice II can help us to perceive our selves and the world around us, in wholly new ways.
The Tarot implies that the Year 2022 holds the potential for new beginnings and events that are unusual, exciting and historic. Tarot suggests that 2022 may quite possibly be an adventure of a lifetime!
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