Summer Blog Break

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I’m away with the fairies for a few weeks. Happy holidays everyone and see you back here on 13 August!

Why don’t you hop on over to Love Dove Tarot in the meantime to check out the most popular posts from the past 12 months and the BIG 50% OFF Summer Tarot Reading Sale.

Love and Blessings,

PS. It’s still not too late to join the 30 Day Divination Picture Challenge!

Not Playing With a Full Deck

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Burn, evil card, BURN!

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
― C.G. Jung

It’s been an interesting couple of days since my copy of the The Big Book of Angel Tarot arrived in the post. If you have been following my work at all, you know I’m a fan of Doreen Virtue’s decks and use them regularly in blog posts and for client readings as well as myself. I’ve enjoyed reading several of DV’s Angel Therapy books and went as far as to become a Certified Realm Reader. If that is not an endorsement of my admiration for her as a Healer and spiritual leader, I don’t know what is.

So she has commercial success… So what?! To some people this automatically seems to mean that she is lacking in both credibility and depth, and that her spirituality is all ‘fluffy bunny.’ I don’t agree with making snap judgement like that and I think that people who jump on the bandwagon in condemning her work (or worse, her) without having read any of her books are showing ignorance. Continue reading

30 Day Divination Picture Challenge

30 Day Divination Picture Challenge

Lately, I have had a lot of fun with the 30 Day Tarot Picture Challenge (#30daytarotpic on tumblr and instagram). I want to keep going with something similar but not limit it to the Tarot or even the cards this time, so I put together a list of 30 picture challenges for divination. The hashtag/tag to use if you are interested in participating on your blog, instagram, tumblr, G+ or FB is #30daydivinationpic

Feel free to use your imagination about how to interpret these challenges. I look forward to seeing a lot of variety and unique image ideas. Please comment below with a link to your blog if you plan on blogging this challenge so that we can follow along!

1. Selfie with your Tarot Soul Card
2. Your name in runes (draw it if you don’t have any runes) Continue reading

Facebook – Resistance Is Futile

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Resistance is futile – Join me on Facebook!

So I have this Facebook Business Page and Facebook (true to Big Brother form) won’t let me change my name on there without copies of official documentation, which, since I’m only wanting to drop my ex’s last name I have no way of providing. His name will remain on my utility bills etc until I get remarried next year. But the FB rules lack any kind of flexibility and frankly, I don’t see how my reasons for changing the name is any of their business ANY way.

What to do? I made the difficult decision to go back on my promise to never have a private FB account. Two main reasons besides the refused name change: Continue reading

My Herbal Lucid Dreaming Experiment

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A while back I accidentally came across some information about using herbs to induce lucid dreaming. More research ensued (hey, I’m Gemini Rising with Mercury in the 9th!) and I found out that there are several herbs that have been used traditionally for inducing lucid dreams. Thank God for eBay where you can order pretty much anything including said herbs!

In the image above, I have laid the herbs out, in the order I tried them:

Mugwort, Damiana, a blend called High Life Legal Herbal Tea and finally the supposed humdinger Calea which everybody seemed to agree would be the most efficient when reading forum posts and reviews by others.

‘So how did you go?’ I hear you asking… Continue reading

When Tarot Clients Are Fearful of ‘Bad News’

Oh, NO! Not the BLANK card!!!

Oh, NO! Not the BLANK card!!!

I find that a lot of people hesitate to get a reading because they fear bad news or ‘negative’ cards for the future. It’s not so strange really, considering how Tarot readers are portrayed in media. Off the top of my head, I can recall at least five TV & film scenes with very ominous readings that negatively impact the hero or heroine. Personally, I don’t know any real life Tarot readers that read like that (or who look like the woman in the picture above) though and I know a fair few! Continue reading

Top 10 Things I Hate About Being a Professional Tarot Reader

10 Things I Hate About Being a Professional Tarot Reader

Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and my clients! It is so much more than a job to me – it’s my calling and my greatest passion. And maybe it’s because I am so passionate about what I do that some things REALLY rub me the wrong way.

I’ll start with number 10 and work my way up the list to my number one pet hate (the rant warning has been issued!):

10. Having my notices and business cards removed by overzealous born again Christians. I sometimes have nightmares about them bringing the burning times back again.
9. When people in feedback after a reading whine and tell me that the three previous readers they had readings off told them the opposite. Really? So how come you felt you needed a fourth opinion?! Typically happens after I have seen in the cards that the ex definitely isn’t coming back and that the relationship is deader than a dead thing.
8. When people who are married ask me to use the cards to look at how they can keep juggling their spouse and their lover or want the low down on a potential lover so they’ll know if it’ll be worth cheating on their spouse. Continue reading

Top 6 Reasons Why Tumblr is My New Favourite Social Media

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It’s not a secret how I have felt about Facebook for a few years now. Yet I ‘caved in’ by popular demand and started a business page a while back. It grew steadily and still is but unless I now pay to promote posts and links to my work, hardly anyone will see what I have posted in their feeds. And it’s not pennies we are talking about here – it gets expensive to stay visible and hooked up on Facebook. I’m seriously thinking about shutting my page down. I mean, what is the point to spend time on there when what you share isn’t actually getting shared? Continue reading

A Tarot Reading for the Friday 13 Full Moon in Sagittarius

The next Full Moon on Friday 13 won't happen until Friday 13 August, 2049

The next Full Moon on Friday 13 won’t happen until Friday 13 August, 2049!

I don’t read for myself very often these days other than my daily draw but with this yummy Saggie Full Moon coming up on Friday 13, I felt the need to fine tune my witchy mojo with a wee bit of help from the cards.

The Sagittarius Full Moon is great for manifesting travel, higher education, spiritual pathworking guidance, literary projects and also any healing related to the liver or hips/thighs. I have an idea about what sort of Magick I want to work and I was curious to see if the cards would confirm my thoughts and yearnings.

I decided to start with an oracle card from the Art Through the Eyes of the Soul Oracle for general spiritual guidance: Continue reading