Pardon my French but….

No matter what you do to me, I will pick myself up, dust myself off and get on with my life. I am a warrior.

)O(

Fyre

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Tarot Journalist

Hello lovelies,

Happy Tuesday!

I was looking up some tarot spreads last night and something caught my attention. I realized that for the last few years, I’ve been using a tarot journal.
What is a tarot journal you may ask?

A Tarot Journal is a place where you can record your personal thoughts, insights, observations and notes about each of the Tarot cards to help expand your Tarot knowledge and skills. Your Tarot Journal may also include Tarot readings that you have done and Tarot spreads you have used or created contains your own notes about each Tarot card, readings you may have done, and spreads you have used or created yourself.

I like to look up different spread, and when I see one that catches my attention, I write it down and make notes of why it caught my attention. The benefits of keeping a Tarot Journal are enormous. Not only are you learning from texts and other standard resources throughout the course of your Tarot study and journal writing, but you are also applying your own personal experience to your learning journey. Relating your own experience to the Tarot increases your ability to develop the breadth and depth of understanding the Tarot. A true understanding of the Tarot cards will not stem from simply reading numerous texts, rather it will stem from gut instincts and personal intuition.

Not only will a Tarot Journal help your ability to read the Tarot, but it will also aid in your spiritual development. Each card holds a personal message that can be used for daily meditation. Each card can be seen as vital on any given day and can truly help you in finding out who you are and what your purpose is. Understanding the Tarot in this way can inspire you and take you to new levels if you allow it.

Since I began keeping my  journal, I feel my readings have been stronger and I have been able to look back sometimes see the growth I have made.

Now I know you may be thinking what does it have to be? Does it have to be some secret leather bound tome, that screams eeriespookiness? Or can it be that purple flower journal I’ve had for years that I got as a Christmas present from that one aunt? It can be either. You can even keep it electronically if you’d like.  I prefer to hand write any of my stuff. Call me old fashioned if you must.

Now you’re gonna ask me, what do I write in it? Can I write what I think of a card? Can I write readings down? Can I make up my own spreads and write them down for tweaking? Can I write my gut feelings after a reading?  What if the card reminds me of someone, can I write that down?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. And yes. You can write whatever you want in your journal. It is yours after all. No one can tell you what goes in your journal.

And with that being said, go journal away lovelies!

Blessed be

)O(

Fyre

A Man’s Choice

It is our choices . . . 

that show what we truly are,

far more than our abilities.

– J K Rowling

 


I have never had any doubt that J.K. Rowling was an amazing woman and writer, but this quote speaks to me. Abilities of a man can only say so much, and can say almost nothing about the man under those abilities. But the choices a man makes, those choices speak volumes about his character and his self as a person.

Blessed Be

)O(

Fyre

Tarot Experience

Hey everyone!

It’s almost Friday!!! But that doesn’t matter to me because I’m in food service! *sad face*

But it’s okay.

I’ve noticed something while reconnecting with a few old friends of mine. A lot of them remember my doing Tarot reading for them, either during school or after.  Usually I use a simple 3 card spread if I’m pressed for space or time. But if I have the time and space, or I Want to do a very detailed reading, I usually go the following spread…

 

Dragon Tarot Spread

 

The actual spread begins much like a standard Celtic Cross, but adds more cards for more clarification.

1. THE HEART OF THE QUESTION: This cards placement is the one that represents the core of the question or problem posed to you, consciously or unconsciously.

2. WHAT CROSSES THE QUESTION: This cards placement represents obstacles that may manifest themselves to oppose your objective. Here is where the Dragon as an antagonist raises its mighty head. Take heed! This card is to show you the problem in obtaining your objective. Recognize it! Understand it! That is the only way you can overcome what the card is showing you.

3. THE FOUNDATION: Why this objective (the question) is even present in your life. This card can be almost harder to accept then #2. Most people want to know why things are happening (or not happening) to them in their life, but they fail to realize that they are more often then not the cause of such obstacles. The card in this placement should clarify this.

4. OUTSIDE INFLUENCES: Where placement #3 usually represents the questioner’s own influences (or obstacles) on the question, here we have any possible influences that may pertain to the question.

5. THE SHADOWTAIL CARD: Here, unknown, unseen events surrounding the question are made known (possibly for the first time). Usually a very surprising card for the person.

6. YOUR HOPES: Now we move onto the Wings of the Dragon. One wing (the Wing of Light) starts with the person’s deep felt hopes regarding the question. Pretty straight forward.

7. YOUR FEARS: And here on the other wing (the Wing of Shadows) we begin with the person’s fears towards the question or situation. Both placement 6 and 7 should be regarded as the questioner’s feelings on the matter, whether they are realistic or not (and usually are not in both cases).

8. THE WING OF LIGHT: This position reveals the best possible solution the question could ever hope to receive. If you don’t see it here, it isn’t going to happen.

9. THE WING OF DARKNESS: This card will reveal the worst possible solution the situation can offer. Both position 8 and 9 represent the spectrum of the outcome that will be revealed in the remaining cards. Sometimes this can be a comforting card. Most people’s greatest fear is the worst thing that could happen. Well, here it is. Usually this card is never as bad as most people think.

10. THE PAST: This card will show the questioner’s past that has bearing on the question and may be influencing it.

11. THE PRESENT: This shows how the person feels about the question and how it relates to their life now.

12. &13. THE FUTURE: Here we have two cards to represent the most likely outcome of the posed question. These cards (considered to be the Dragon’s Eyes, or perhaps the Dragon’s Horns) are to be read together, giving a more detailed, in-depth view towards the question. More times then not, the final outcome usually falls somewhat in-between what the two wing cards have shown.

This spread has always shed a lot of light into people’s lives. I’ve also always been told that my readings are “scary accurate” and “freaky”.  But hey, what can I say.

Happy readings ya’ll!

Blessed Be
)O(

Fyre

Monday thoughts…

” No matter what people tell you,

words and ideas can change the world ”

– ROBIN WILLIAMS

R.I.P You wonderful, dedicated, dearly missed, brave solider.

Depression is a constant battle, the ones who deal with it daily are warriors, not all of us make it out alive. RIP to those who have given all to this monster. And I’m here to talk if you feel like you’re going to lose. I promise, you are strong enough.