Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Higher Intuitions Oracle Reading

Higher Intuitions Oracle, a 44 card deck and 128 page companion book, offers guidance through animal spirits.

Your angels and your guides frequently give signs and symbols in order to help you along your paths of enlightenment and good. 

Animals are messengers of the spirit world. One should take note when animals display unusual mannerisms or seem to reappear at unusual times and odd places. The Higher Intuitions Oracle brings these messages to your reading table and can help guide you in your path.

Read the full review at the Examiner.

One of the suggest spreads for this deck is the Lifetime Animal, a three card spread with the following positions.
  1. Lifetime Animal - What you need to work on throughout your entire lifetime.
  2. Primary Animal - What you need to work with in the present.
  3. Soul Journey - What your guides are guiding you towards.
Here’s a sample reading using this spread and the Higher Intuitions Oracle.

Lifetime Animal – Phoenix, Take Flight

Keywords: newness, rebirth, change and vividness

Quote: “When once you have tasted flight, you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward: for there you have been and there you will always be.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

Phoenix is helping you shed your old ways in order to prepare you for a new life, one that you have been waiting. You are on the verge of wonderful. The companion book goes on to speak of letting the old go, spiritual awakening and guidance.
Primary Animal – Pegasus, Soar
Keywords: soar, small things, release, leap

Quote: “The higher we soar, the smaller we seem to those who can’t fly.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

If you have chosen Pegasus, this is the time for you to soar – take charge of your creations and release the shackles from your spirit and soul. The companion book goes on to speak of having patience and believing in self, accepting heaven-sent messages, and noticing the smaller joys of life. The message ends with: The hardest part is to take that leap, but once you do…then you’ll soar.
Soul Journey – Bat, Clarity

Keywords: hidden fears, open mind, heart and soul, passion

Quote: “Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distantly what it loves.” ~ Blaise Pascal

If you chose bat, you are being told that the clarity that you seek must be sought in a different way. Now is the time to look at your life subjectively and see where you can add positive and passionate changes. The companion book goes on to speak of establishing good communications with loved ones and releasing your fears.
Overview: As I look upon these cards, the fact they all have wings seems significant. In my life, birds have become an interest and a source of daydreaming. Wouldn't it be wonderful to soar above, away from all the stress and turmoil? With the Phoenix as my Lifetime Animal, I feel I’m working toward the right goals in life. I’m definitely going through changes, and I have no doubt most of my current issues have been dragged from past lives into this one. A spiritual awakening is in progress. With the Pegasus as my Primary Animal, I feel this is a significant time, the moment of leaping forward toward life lessons and life goals – a leap into soaring, taking flight. This is the time to chase after my dreams. With the Bat as my Soul Journey, revealing what my guides are guiding me toward, to take the leap, my fears must be released, and a new level of trust must be found in order to take the leap into my flight.

Hope you have enjoyed this quick look at the Higher Intuitions Oracle. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Litha 2013 - Tarot Blog Hop - The Journey

June 21st, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, is known as the Summer Solstice, Midsummer, and Litha. While some celebrate the day with a traditional bonfire, others celebrate with offerings of gifts and altars to the faerie world.

During this time we, participants of the Tarot Blog Hop, wish to share with each other and you our abundance in creative and playful ways (perhaps we could say in the way of faeries.) Through dance, song, tales, and feasts, we bring together tarot and talent. Enjoy!

My gifts, my talent, reveal  through the written word -  storytelling, sharing/gaining knowledge, tarot reading, and expression.

To celebrate Litha, I offer a Tarot inspired poem delivered through divinity.

Deck – Crystal Visions Tarot
Bottom Card (used to determine number of cards) - 3
Cards Selected – 9 of Swords, 14 Temperance, 5 of Wands

The Journey

Rest your head, child,
For it’s not as seems,
Discard your worries.
No need for fear.

Dream of rainbows,
Butterflies, peace,
Rivers and love.

You’re not at war.
Life is a challenge.
No wins or defeats,
Only lessons learned.

Awaken each day,
To tests and trials,
Feats for your soul.

Thrive to teach, to learn,
With each new breath,
Till you arrive home,
From your journey.

The Tarot Blog Hop is a chain of blogs where each blogger touches upon the suggested topic. The blog before this stop is at Alison Cross' This Game of Thrones, and the blog stop after is JordanHoggard’s Land of Mystereum. If you've managed to arrive here without a map, here is the masterlist of participating bloggers.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Playlist Inspired by Tarot's Wheel of Fortune

On Monday, in my Tarot, Music, and Movies post, I mentioned Christy Talbot, aka Tarot Girl Next Door and her journey to create playlists for each Major Arcana.

Well, she invited me, and others, to help her in this large task. I eagerly jumped to the challenge and am delighted I did. It was fun listening to my favorite songs and some new songs, reflecting on the meaning, images and vibes. Something I will have to do again!

While creating the playlist, I focused on the card's themes of change and progress, forward movement, endings and beginnings, and the image of the wheel itself. I hope you enjoy my take on the Wheel of Fortune. Enjoy!

So here it is - The Playlist Inspired by Tarot's Wheel of Fortune! I'll be playing these over and over again!

Playlist Inspired by Tarot's Wheel of Fortune

1. Ace of Base – Wheel of Fortune 2. Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up 3. Pink – Try 4. Tevin Campbell - Round and Round 5. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 6. Christina Perri - A Thousand Years 7. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take The Wheel 8. Tracy Chapman – Fast Car 9. Cindy Lauper – Time after Time 10. Bon Jovi – It’s My Life 11. Maroon 5 – Daylight

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tarot, Music, and Movies

Christy Talbot, aka Tarot Girl Next Door, recently began putting together playlists for the Major Arcana, available to view on her blog and YouTube.

Azul Arco Iris offers Playlist Divination. She intuitively selects songs creating a playlist based on your reading request, general or specific question. When complete, the playlist is available for viewing on YouTube. I tried her service, couldn't resist. The results were amazing!

Making creative connections to the Tarot can help you remember the key meanings of the cards, but it can also tune you into your intuitive side. During readings, you will be more open to the available bursts of short lyrics, images, and thoughts.

Plus, it’s fun to make these connections. And once you start, you’ll begin seeing aspects of life more easily connect back to the cards, adding to your database of card meanings and impressions.

Take the court cards for instance. If you continue to have trouble connecting, try relating them to relatives, celebrities or even characters in your favorite television shows. This will give you a trigger to start with when doing a reading.

Here are two examples of such connections.

For me, Jack Sparrow is the perfect example of the Fool.

  • Always ready for a new adventure
  • Never has a plan
  • Enjoys life
  • Never gives up
  • Follows his heart’s desire (with the help of his compass, of course)

8 of Cups

  • Leaving the past behind
  • Moving on, not looking back
  • A turning point
  • Seeking new horizons
  • Directing energies in a new direction

Don’t Turn Around by Ace of Base – Not from the point of view of the figure, but of the cups being left behind, permission to set off on his new journey, assurance that everything will be fine (even if it's a sad moment.)

Do you use creative connections with the Tarot? Are there certain cards you find difficult? Need a suggestion on a connection?