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Is the Wheel Bipolar?

By Lucia del Mar

It is very common, every time we find this card to automatically associate it with the fate of the querent, good or bad depending on the position of the wheel. Or, talk about cycles that change, what goes up must come down, everything down must come up. However, we do not necessarily need classify the card and condemn it to speak only of luck. This card has so much more to offer, let's see some options.

As for health, a friend of mine Mariana Aguilar, once said that the wheel's shape spoke to her of a person with obesity problems. Which makes sense, jokes aside, the counterpart of the wheel that is in constant motion would be serious lack of action or inactivity. One of the most common causes associated with weight problems.

Another thing you can get from the wheel is the instability of the wheel as such, without a proper support goes to one side and then the other, could end up anywhere. From this alone we can draw several options. On the one hand the lack of confidence in their own abilities to choose from. The constant indecision, doubt that makes change our first choice, just in case ... On the other hand speed, which speaks of a certain

The other side of the moon

By Lucia del Mar
When we talk about tarot, it is common to think of classical meanings to which we are more than used. We read in the books, we learn from our teachers and by default incorporate into our visual and archetypal language.

Now, I can hardly accommodate those classic meanings, yet they are not and never will be obsolete, if some need to be upgraded and adapted to our times. Like the unorthodox misfit, eternal student that I am, I met with groups and individuals where my visions of the cards are not regarded with awe and even fear. Because it is very common that when someone leaves the structure of the archetype, many people are horrified and tearing their hair out, shouting 'respect the tarot!'. The Arkanas are cards, sheets of cardboard with printed images, divination tool we use in our reading, I doubt they be offended if we try to see them from a different perspective ...


Ouija, a door to...where?

Ouija, a door to...where?
by Lucia del Mar


Since the beginning of times, all that we can not explain or understand is bound to be feared. Of course, the Ouija is no exception. Its origin is as mystery and the theories of how and why it works are many. What we do know for certain is that talking boards boom came along with spiritism.

As the Spirita movement grew strong in society; with World War I, leaving broken families, the need to communicate with the afterlife, results in the search for different and clearer contact methods. It is here that the Ouija or talking board’s popularity goes up. It consists on the alphabet, numbers 0 to 9, and the words: YES, NO, HELLO and GOODBYE. Over the board, a planchette or master slides to form words apparently on its own or at will of the spirit, serving it as a mean to talk into this plane.

To charge or not to charge...

To charge or no to charge...
By Lucia del Mar


This is a hotly debated topic with several agreements and disagreements and arguments for and against. Among those who are against charging for readings we read that spiritual work is not to be charged, a reader has a gift and should not charge for it; the tarot readers are enlightened beings who receive messages from God and / or spirits and should not charge for the divine messages. Among the arguments supporting the charged readings ... well some say you should do an energy exchange, other than not paying generate bad karma, but mmmm ...


Let us see first a definition of Gift, and the difference between Fortune-teller and Tarot Reader.



Gift:


1. Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation: received several gifts for my birthday. Your gift of $100 is greatly appreciated.
2. The act of giving: The painting came into their possession by gift.
3. talent, endowment, aptitude, or inclination: She has a gift for playing the piano.

Tarot readings; what we expect vs what really is...

Expectations vs Reality
By Lucia del Mar

After a reading, I like to ask my quérant how they felt about it, did it met their expectations? Often the answer is the same "certainly is not what I expected at all". Well... so what is usually expected of a reading...of a reader. Anything, but a person quietly drawing its cards without ceremonials, without smoke and lights and rituals; with or without the whole 'setting’, Some times I had to read at parties, in the middle of high music and tingling lights, some on girls night. Some readers you can see on the streets, on markets and fairs... So, why the surprise?

This, in part its because of general image Hollywood y television sells about tarot and its readers, in part do to the image some readers like to give about themselves.

Tarot; the new Gossip girl


Tarot; The new gossip girl?
By Lucia del Mar


We were discussing today, in a dear friend's group, about tarot and the use people gives it today. . .
Usually you would ask tarot things that are important or will have a great impact on your life, like 'is this new job a good decision, should I travel, can I save my marriage, etc'.

Tho its also true the we have this curiosity and not always went to the reader because we had a life changing event, we some times went to see a tarot reader to know what is all about, to ask things like 'does he/she think of me', to see if the reader could guess our past or foretell our future. For in all honest truth, we are just nosey, inquisitive human beings. And this whole mystery halo and superstition that surrounds tarot cards, tickles us very deeply.

The history of Tarot

From Their Beginnings:They are called the messengers of the Divine, the window to Universal Law and the sacred symbols of the higher consciousness. Whatever their auspicious synonym, the Tarot has been mentioned in ancient texts for 35,000 years. One such text, from the Hermetic Kaballah, tells of 108 stone tablets that lay beneath the ancient pyramids at Giza. 78 of these tablets are called the Exoteric Tarot, the remaining 30 are the ' Esoteric Tarot. This legend goes on to say, that one day these tablets will be uncovered and will explain the Universal Law and the soul's path through the cycle of rebirth.Even though there is evidence that the Tarot has existed for thousands of years, the first known decks come from 12th century India. In India spiritual symbols were placed on small tablets and tied together with string.

What is tarot?


Tarot is not what will or will not happen, it shows what MAY happen. Tarot wont fix your life, it will give you the information and advise you need to make your life better, it will help you understand when and how to take action, and when is best to leave it to the divine. 
Tarot gives you the means to see things from a different perspective, it will reveal what you need to know and it will help you hear your inner self.
Some times the answers you need are just a click away...