Tarot Tutorial ~ How to Interpret a Three Card Spread
(encore video, originally posted April 2015 -- in the good old days, before the algorithm, she says with a smile)
Tarot Tutorial ~ How to Interpret a Three Card Spread
Welcome to "Your Questions" ~ this video deals with a question about a relationship. It sounds like someone finds themselves at a cross roads. If you have a specific question you'd like me to put to the cards, email me at email@example.com and your question may be answered in one of my videos. Confidentiality and anonymity are protected. Comments are open at YouTube for this video.
Welcome to a short n' sweet reading. I try to keep these readings under 10 minutes, often under 5. Yay, for you! I'm hearing the word V-A-L-I-D-A-T-I-O-N. This might have been a long time coming for some of you, and it tastes very sweet.
At a certain point in this video, I give you a moment to formulate the one question that you want answers to. Even though this is a general reading, I'm sure that many of you will be surprised at the results. That's just the way the tarot rolls. I have opened up comments for this video at YouTube. Let's see how closely this reading resonated with you.
When this spread was randomly brought up -- I didn't want to do it! I had a weird feeling about it right off the bat. At first I thought it might be because I have no connection with it, but once I started the reading I realized that the opposite was true, there was too much of a connection. So, for all of you out there that are looking for "closure", let's figure this out together.
Admittedly, I took a brief lull the past few days with the writing of my 10th book, but I am back at it now in full force. We're up to 20,181 words and 105 pages. Basically, each chapter is divided into two sections -- 1) there's a section on the goddesses for each chapter that includes the story behind her along with more insights, rituals, and ways to connect with her energy (the goddess and the heavenly bodies; the goddess in every day; the goddess in every month; the elemental connection; the goddess in YOU); 2) and then there's a very personal section with each chapter titled "Facing the Mirror" (what is your greatest strength; what about the darker side of your nature; how do you connect with yourself; how do you connect with your spiritual side; how do you connect with the physical you).
This is a first sneak peek at the contents, with a look at the goddess I chose to highlight for the month of January... Inanna.
This video is 30 minutes of unedited intuitive interpretations with The Dreamkeeper's Tarot. We'll be using the entire deck.
1. Step Back and Observe
2. Get Other People’s Perspectives
3. Don’t Play Into Their Drama
4. Walk Away When They Attack You
5. Demand Respect
6. Stay Calm
7. Don’t Fall for Gaslighting
8. Suggest Therapy
9. If All Else Fails, End the Relationship
There is an amazing (and perhaps unexpected) opportunity that has presented itself to you. You might find yourself engulfed in thought and speculation about this, going over all the "what ifs" and endless possibilities that come with this opportunity. You're spending a lot of time dwelling on it, but that's okay, because the decision you make could be life altering.
The cards say, "Close your eyes and be still. You have a "gift", so use it now... what do you see?"
Follow your intuition, your gut instinct, that little voice in your head. They all speak the truth.
You find yourself laughing at the synchronicity of it all. The opportunity you so wished for, so longed for, maybe thought would never present itself, and there it was, all the time... following you as you traveled through daily life.
You find yourself mentally stretching and languishing in the new-found sense of freedom that has presented itself to you... through this opportunity, no doubt. There is a sense of freedom from prior obligations, a new-found sense of freedom from personal restrictions.
Life feels free flowing, spontaneous, magical, and absolutely sound and stable all at the same time.
You find yourself in a place where your mind, your thoughts, your creativity has no limitations and expands to fill the universe around you. This is a tremendous period of growth on so many levels. Wisdom approaches, gives you a nod of recognition and a sly smile. "Once you know, you can never unknow," he says.
In the end there is a new purpose, new work, new goals, a new focus. This all sends you in a new direction, on a new journey, towards more exploration and a far distant future horizon. What you see in the distance is your destiny.
The Knight of Swords is going to come sweeping in with a big mouth, perhaps an ulterior motive, and a big secret to reveal. This secret is going to have a chaotic effect on a family (or a couple), with all kinds of fallout... If this reading resonates with you, who's your character here? Are you the one with the secret? Or are you this Knight?
I am very pleased with how all of my books are doing, how they've been received, and most of the reviews and endorsements that have come in for them. I do notice that I can tell which books were published by publishing companies and which books were published independently by me through Amazon, because I don't have access to a publicity team, so it's much harder to gather reviews, and these books just don't get the same exposure that the other books get.
I've been quite amused at some of the comments that have come in for a couple of these books: Green Witchcraft Grimoire: A Practical Resource for Making Your Own Spells, Rituals, & Recipes and The Essential Guide to Wicca for Beginners. These books were contracted work. This means that I was approached by a publishing company that already had an outline for a book, a very specific outline, down to the word count for each section, and I was offered this project for contract. Once I accepted this project, the contract was received and signed, and it's very clear what's expected from you and when.
This type of work is very hard and fast. It's on a very tight schedule and it's a marathon writing project. This also includes a rigid publicity schedule for the author 4 to 6 weeks before the book is released and four to six weeks after its release. This schedule, an actual schedule, comes with pre-planned release posts that are either a "fill in your book title", or suggestions for what they want done that day, such as "make a video", or "do an author-copies received" post, etc. You get the picture. This publicity work is all included in your contract and it comprises part of the work you do for the pay that you receive.
The contents for each section of the book are created entirely by the author who was contracted for the work. There's also a lot of editing done with your editor, a couple zoom or skype meetings, a couple telephone conferences, and a back and forth editing process with our beloved Microsoft Word. It's a process, and it's a meticulous process. The company wants this book to be as pristine as possible for it's world debut.
What I found amusing was a couple of quirky reviewers that didn't like some of the spells included in these books: "I'll bet she just wrote these spells up and never tried them out."... Well, ya, some of these spells I did just that using my own spiritual practices and experience, and with a deadline for the material snapping at my heels. But there were a lot of spells that I have personally worked and these spells and rituals were included in these books as well. (Coming from 40-some years experience) There's probably over a hundred+ spells and rituals between these two books.
The only aspect of this type of work that I had negative feelings for were:
1) coming up with 40 or 50 people for potential reviews and endorsements, including emails, and this was a required task... this just didn't seem like my job. I felt like I was doing someone else's job for them. I don't know if this is standard procedure, and I suppose it might be, but coming up with those names was very stressful, and then publishing a second book the same year, well, you can only ask so much of people. I didn't' want to contact the same people twice. And it might not seem like it, with all of the social media pages I have up, blogs and websites, YouTube channels, etc., but I'm actually a very reclusive introverted person in real life. I don't interact with more than a small handful of people on the internet, so this task was much harder for me than what you may think.
2) also, I didn't like a new stipulation coming up in the process, where I was asked to make screen shots of the stats for my websites and blogs, giving a report on my traffic, etc. I thought this was slightly bizarre and way out of line. And no, I didn't do this, I passed on the project I was being offered. This was too invasive for me, considering I'd already published two books with this company. This also did not feel like my job, it's my opinion that there's a sales analyst or someone else out there who should be doing this stuff.
Anyway, for writers out there, either published authors or those who are still working towards this goal, here you have it. This is one way to get published and to support yourself as a writer at the same time.
There are three tarot readings here, in audio format (with lovely visuals), and each under three minutes in length:
There is a new video up at my YouTube channel...
And the title says it all, no wonder you're having a terrible time making a decision about this Knight of Cups, you don't have the whole story -- and he doesn't want you to.
Types of Narcissists
Playing Head Games
Today's reading is full of on the spot intuitive perceptions and advice. Welcome to Arizona and my home. In the quiet, amidst the calls of birds today, we dive into a grid of cards and explore relationships, personal connections, decisions, and life. If you enjoy this video, or find it helpful, please be sure to Like & Subscribe so that other people can find it too.
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In West Virginia folklore, the Mothman is a humanoid creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 15, 1966, to December 15, 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register, dated November 16, 1966, titled "Couples See Man-Sized Bird -- Creature -- Something". The national press soon picked up the reports and helped spread the story across the United States.
How do you know if you are "emotionally cheating" on your partner? Honestly, I would've thought that the individual who is doing this would have some idea, but I've done quite a bit of reading on this topic preparing for this post, and actually, there can be quite a bit of denial going on when someone is involved emotionally. You'll hear a lot of "we're just friends", which is either overly-stated to convince themselves, or to convince their partner.
I found a very good article on this topic, and I'm going to just post the 10 signs right off the bat, and then we'll briefly explore the rest of it. You'll find the original source for this information at the bottom of this post, which also contains links to other topics, as well as a link to a behavioral health specialist. This post will also be added to a collective post at this blog filled with links to a variety of relationship issues, as well as some posts that are focused on the more positive aspects of relationships, promise. The collective post... click HEREIf anyone has a particular issue or topic that you would like to see at my blog, whether relating to relationships, tarot, spirituality, paganism, etc., send your question or suggestion to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Ten Signs of Emotional Cheating
What to do about emotional cheating?
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