The last few days I have been drawn back to my set of Van Gogh  water colour paints. There have been a few images running through my mind. The first image was the eight of cups, then I saw the eight of swords and finally out of no where the ace of cups. I completed the ace of cups and will upload soon. I finished the draft of eight of cups and it is ready for color. I am really struggling with drawing people but I am just going to have to do the best I can. These pieces of art...

Reflections of the Suit of SwordsWithin one of his interpretations of the tarot, Stuart Kaplan likens the Minor Arcana to stories about families using the suits order working back from the King to the Ace. Each of the stories has the theme taken from the attributes of the suit. Here I am looking at the Swords suit. The sword suit often unsettles people as some of the cards have stark images and can be quiet confronting. Stuarts’ vision of the story of the suit of Swords encompasses the grief, revenge and capture after a sister experiences her Knight/Brother and later...

Oracle of the Dragonfae - By Lucy CavendishPublisher – Blue Angel Gallery Australia43 Cards and 164-page guidebookThe cards feature the art work of Nicole Cadet, Selina Fenech, Debbie Lean, Kylie McDonough, Sharon McLeod, Michele-lee Phelan and Toni Carmine Salerno, most of which are predominant Australian artists in the pagan or new age community. The books’ sections consist of the message of the card, about the Dragonfae, Divinatory meaning and working with the Dragonfae.The deck is beautiful presented and is visually stunning. The cards have a rich, vibrant colour that is very appealing. They are easy to work with and can...

Enchanted Oracle deck by Jessica Galbreth and book by Barbara MoorePublisher – LlewellynPack includes 36-card oracle deck, silver organza bag, fairy pendant and a 240 page guide book.I have to be honest and say that I am pretty disappointed with this deck. Jessica Galbreth took some of her images, put a black border around them, named them as they were and had a reputable author write a book. Whilst there are 240 pages in the book it is very small. It is well written and there are little bits in how to work with the energies of the cards with...

Mystic Dreamer Tarot Deck by – Heidi Darras, Book by – Barbara MooreI was introduced to Heidi’s artwork and tarot deck project from DevianArt and her work gained a lot of popularity. There are not a lot of decks that are created entirely from stock photos and CGI that even seem real or that don’t have very obvious lines as I have found this technique can make a lot of the characters faces look a very angular and non human. With the progression of Heidi’s work you can clearly see that her skill with her chosen medium increased and it...

One thing that I have always been on the look out for is a tarot spread that is all-purpose and can assist any Client with any question or situation. Although there is the classic spread “the Celtic Cross Spread” I have found it difficult to memorize the cards positions and actually connect to it. If I have the layout references next to me then it isn’t difficult but I don’t like the Celtic cross spread to be honest.I was reading a book on Sunday night and a formula came to me, of course like most tarot layouts it is a...

Bohemian Gothic Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov - www.bohemiangothic.comWhere can I buy? – www.baba-store.com or www.amazon.com Another complete gem from this fantastic and creative duo. Along with the 78 card deck housed nicely in their traditional packaging, there is the very rich companion book. With any deck that has a companion book available, I would suggest investing in it rather than just having the “little white booklet” that comes with most decks.This companion book is great all the way through the book you are given information about the Gothic era, vampires, gothic literature, golems and other very enriching...

The West Coast Eagles, one of the local AFL teams (Australian Football) are not doing too well this season. In fact they have had 8 games and only 1 win, so the team at 92.9fm decided that they needed a little help and called me in to cast a Victory Spell for their upcoming match on the 24th of May 2008.http://www.929.com.au/shows/emandwippa/features/witch - This is some of the segment.It was a great morning and a lot of fun and the crew and the Eagles player Tyson Stenglein all got into the spirit of the spell and asked great questions.Will the touch...

Chela Series - Tarot Talk http://www.sunmoonandstar.com.au/When: 27 May 2008, 07:00 PMWhere: Sun Moon and Star Spiritual Centre206B Whatley Cres Maylands, Western AustraliaCost: $10 per personTarot Talk is an opportunity for all who love working with the Tarot to actively participate in learning and exploring these incredible tools. The workshops is structured so that we look at the cards on many levels and also learn to read intuitively. We will be looking at – The meaning of the cards, both historically and intuitively, card meditations, comparative tarot, symbology, colours, archetypes, numerology and much more. Each session will also have time set...

After a long period of silence, looking after some family stuff, eating way too much Easzter chocolate and leaving a place of employment, I finally feel like I have crawled back out of the very large rock I was hiding under. This generally means that something will blind sight me, but until then I am going to live in my little happy bubble. Yesterday I picked a daily tarot card, which was the Emperor from the Gilded Tarot, a card that I certainly wasn’t expecting. The Emperor is a solar card and I read this card generally as being a...