Tarot Tutor: II – The High Priestess

II – The High Priestess/The Princess of Ixchel

The High Priestess is all about intuition. When she appears, it is time to go within. Be patient as hidden secrets can be revealed. Spirituality is heavily associated with this card. She typically wears a crucifix on her neck and some kind of Goddess headdress, most likely Isis inspired. Normally the card will feature two pillars, perhaps one darker than the other. This signifies the need to find balance. Darkness/light. Masculine/feminine. Peace/severity. It can be a time of creativity, of creating yourself. Opening to spirituality or a time of learning.

The Black Widow spider is the Animal Totem of The High Priestess. He lives a recluse life, active more at night. He minds his own web and just lives his own Divine life. The High Priestess is in tune with the Moon and Moonstone. The Divine Feminine. It can note a fertile time, whether a pregnancy or a project.

The people born with the Life Path number 2 fall under the watch of The High Priestess. They are creative, independent, and self-resourceful. Balance and harmony are extremely important to them. They are very perceptive to vibes.

If your Growth Symbol this year is #2 The High Priestess, this is a year of finding out who is who. It is advised to not marry in this year, as this will be a year of strong independence. You will find you have little tolerance for restrictions of any kind. It is possible to create a new identity this year, as balance and harmony become so important. You may find yourself withdrawing from disharmonious environments and people. πŸ’š

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Tarot Tutor: I – The Magician

I – The Magician/The Shaman

The Magician makes magic happen. The main keyword for The Magician is manifestation. Other words are energy, creativity, support, and communication. The Law of Attraction is very much associated with this card. He reminds us to believe in ourselves, and we can be the master of our own destiny.

All of the elements, Earth/Air/Fire/Water, are incorporated into this card somehow. Pentacles/Cups/Swords/Wands. Some representation of elements, to enhance the message that we have all we need to reach our full potential for all of eternity, as symbolized by the Figure 8 often found.

The Magician is associated with the planet Mercury. The astrological themes of Mercury and the 3rd house are consistently applied here. Communication/short trips/errands/commutes. When you see this card, you are encouraged to take action, as Mercury is our fastest-moving planet. You should be aware of the motives of other people, but communication, especially channelled, will be strong and effective. The Magician is seen as the master of time/space/cosmic energy. Mind over matter.

The Fox is the Animal Totem of The Magician. In the winter, food can be scarce. But the Fox stays still and listens… then pounces in an instant through the snow and captures his prey. He reminds us there is magic in the unseen. Labradorite will help to shield your aura. Placing it at your sacral chakra can magically boost your energy.

The Magician represents those whose Life Path number is 1. These people have very strong communication skills, and are likely to find jobs utilizing them in forms of media and publications, teaching, counseling, etc. What they say and what they do are often in lock step. They are known to have artful timing and clarity of speech. πŸ’š

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Tarot Tutor: 0 – The Fool

0 – The Fool/The Mad Minstrel

The Fool card is the first card of the deck, where it all begins. The main keyword(s) is New Beginning, or maybe a new journey. It could be seen as an ending, but only for the new beginning to come. Transforming, re-incarnating, starting over are all words associated with The Fool.

The Fool is consistently seen as a single (wo)man. A free spirit, with no regard for past/present/future. The principle of courage. Willing to leap into the unknown and start fresh. Always the student, never the master. Often times The Fool has a small bag of some kind, to suggest we have all we need for this journey. Perhaps a white rose is innocence symbolized, to say that intentions are pure. Some cards do include a companion of sorts. A dog, or a dolphin. Something steadfast and loyal, like our Spirit Guides. A blind trust; listen to your intuition.

The Fool is associated with the planet Uranus for the spontaneity factor. An unexpected opportunity could arise. Tourmaline will help keep you grounded and protected for this new adventure.

The Grasshopper is the Animal Totem for The Fool. The grasshopper uses his antennae as receptors of information so he can adjust his movements on the fly. When The Fool comes to you, look before you leap, then go with the flow. Take the proverbial leap of faith and follow your dreams.

Because the number 0 is not possible as a Life Path number, The Fool represents the number 22. The person with the Life Path number 22 needs variety in life. They are highly creative and very courageous. They appear fearless even when they may actually be pretty scared. Smart people, who may be drawn to mystical studies. They have an infectious sense of adventure and courage, and are filled with wonder and anticipation. πŸ’š

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Time for Tarot!

INDEX

0-The FoolI-The MagicianII-The High Priestess

I have been interested in Tarot for some time. Like any other interest of mine, I have been teaching myself little by little. A lot of course is vibes-based, or an intuition thing, but there are some consistencies.

Over time I will be writing about each card. I want to take the time here to credit my sources. πŸ’š

A Puerto Rican Soul…

I am not quite like Rachel Dolezal, the woman who famously fronted to be black and received NAACP status. However, I can almost relate to her. I am considered to be a white girl. American. Caucasian. Whatever. I am very well aware and not in denial. I do embrace fully who and what I am. I do not pretend to be Latina for any reason. I know I was born in the United States, a product of two ‘white’ people.

Those two white people were stationed together at the now-defunct Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Puerto Rico. I was conceived in late November. My mother stayed on the Island until June before I was born in August. This means I spent much of my time in utero in Puerto Rico.

I am convinced this has had an effect on me. A very obvious effect, my entire life. I may have been born in an area where there are all four seasons, but I am not and never will be “used to it.” I carry earmuffs sometimes nine months out of the year because I am that sensitive to cold. I have always been obsessed with Island Life and Latin America. I have always been naturally drawn to the Spanish language and am very good with it. People sometimes ask if I am Argentinian because my accent isn’t of the typical American speaking Spanish.

I realized at one point a couple years ago that it literally calms my soul to be immersed in the Spanish language. This makes me wonder… Could it be said that I have a Latina soul? I have asked Spirit (God) to clarify at times. I received my confirmation this morning.

I woke up out of the blue at one point, like many of us do overnight. I looked at my phone not for time or for social media purposes, but to check the radar. Hurricane MarΓ­a had been expected to make landfall in Puerto Rico in the overnight hours. This is a captured image taken around the time I woke up…

I pray for my Motherland, and for its people. I will be actively sending Reiki to them. If you are attuned, I ask that you do the same. And of course for so many other places that mean so much to so many. It has been rough out there lately. πŸ’š