Daily Draw – Four of Wands

Four of Wands - Shadowscapes

Four of Wands – Shadowscapes Tarot

This card is about celebrating early successes, about harmony and peace. It also says that prosperity has to be maintained, you have to work to keep the good things.

“Today it is important for you to enjoy your little successes. You’re reading tarot again, you are trying to find a balance between making yourself useful in your free time and doing nothing, you are making an effort to think positively about some things that are still freaking you out. Look at the roses on this card, how beautiful they bloom because of the work you are doing. And look at the deer, how happy and wild and free they are! Today, be those deer. Jump high, dance with the faeries, be free. Just give your roses some time too, today, because without you they will perish.”

New deck

Four of Wands – Shadowscapes Tarot

I have done it! I have just ordered my second tarot deck!

Or, technically, my third. The other two are a standard RWS that I picked up for €4,- at a fleemarket and that I very rarely use, and my copy of the Ravens’ Prophecy deck that I very much love but that also is not the easiest to work with, especially for a beginner.

And my third deck will be…… the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law! I am hoping this will offer me a very different voice than the Prophecy, which will be interesting to work with, and a different (easier?) way to learn interpretating the cards, because the Shadowscapes is so richly illustrated.

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Lumina Tarot

Image of Lumina TarotSo, I was doing some youtube-ing while waiting for my nailpolish to dry. I clicked on a random unboxing video on my homepage because I saw bright watercolours and black-and-white patterns. It was the Lumina Tarot and now I am hooked. My god this deck is beautiful. The woman making the video was going through the cards one by one and I felt a silly smile curling my lips and I haven’t even finished watching the video when I write this because I just needed to vent this awesome feeling of this-is-exactly-what-I-want.

I’m going to finish the video now. And smile some more.


Info:
Lumina Tarot by Inner Hue
http://innerhue.bigcartel.com/

ATC – What is tarot?

I am currently going through Beth Maidens’ Alternative Tarot Course and I must say that I very much liked the first chapter of it. The course is week-based, parted up in eight chapters that you can do in a week, but you can also take much longer if you want to. The first chapter is all about you as a tarot reader which meant I could think and write a lot and didn’t have to get to my cards too much. I liked that, both because I think it is a good thing to look at what you actually think about those cards, and (mostly, I must admit) because I’m still not very comfortable reading with my cards. It’s scary and it’s difficult.

This is a fairly short exercise that I managed to strech out into a full two-pages in A4 of handwritten rambling about tarot. The exercise is called “What is tarot?” and its aim is to get you thinking about what you actually think about tarot, what you believe it can and can’t do and so on. It is already over a month ago that I did the exercise but I’m not going to do any altering of my answers. This is what I thought at the beginning of the course and that’s all that it is. Perhaps some ideas have already changed, perhaps everything’s pretty much the same. We’ll see.

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Prompts #8 – Take Me to the Moon

Every day, The Daily Post posts a prompt on their website – a situation or little idea you can use as inspiration to write. Although I didn’t like their explaination, yesterday’s prompt was take me to the moon. This is my interpretation.

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change.”
– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Over time, the moon has been a mystery to mankind and a source of wonder and imagination. Very often she plays an important part in religions. Today I have for you a selection of quotes, poems and artwork inspired by the moon.

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Prompts #2 – Worlds Colliding

Every day, The Daily Post posts a prompt on their website – a situation or little idea you can use as inspiration to write. Today’s prompt is worlds colliding, and this is my interpretation.

Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
Where worlds collide and days are dark

The first that came to my mind when I saw “worlds colliding” were these lines from Adele’s Skyfall. Which has nothing to do with The Daily Posts’ explanation of worlds colliding, which is why I didn’t include that explanation in this post.

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Zodiac signs

Read this on my tumblr today:
cancer: it’s okay to taste your own tears sometimes. after all, saltwater has a funny way of healing all wounds.

It sounds so deeeep if you’re listening to this at the same time: http://youtu.be/1iCe3MFNiL8…
I’m getting really sleepy  because of that music by the way so please forgive my english and sloppy phrasings

Love,
Raevyn

Tumblrpost: http://natroze.tumblr.com/post/112688263169/friendly-reminders-for-the-signs

originally uploaded on March 5, 2015, 21:42