These paintings have been completed for a while now and I finally got around to scanning them and preparing them for upload. Both are water colour and fine liner on water colour paper. The Ace of Cups was done on a smaller piece which is why the image is larger. I am at this point just playing with the images and mediums. THE ACE OF CUPSKey Phrases: Emotional receiving, the "gift" of emotion, unconditional love, new love or relationship, overflowing EIGHT OF CUPSKey Phrases: Walking away from what no longer serves, leaving an emotional situation behind and journeying forward....

I have commented before about the mirroring that occurs when you are giving a Client a Tarot Reading, in a way the cards are like our relationships, a reflection of what is within. A practise of mine is to journal about the readings I have done, it helps me empty my head, organise my thoughts and allows me to look if there are any themes or information presented that I can personally take into consideration.I was reflecting on a reading I gave to a lovely woman on the weekend. She works in the Health Care profession and had an incident...

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...

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...

Reading for NatalieQuestion: Will there be someone good (for me) and exciting/attractive that comes into my life soon? What should I be watching for, if anything? Deck used –Llewellyn Tarot – http://www.llewellyn.com/The Past – Five of Cups – This card is about emotional loss and being completely in that moment and energy. This is about withdrawing into that space and not being able to see the illumination and light around you and in the situation, it was raw and it hit very hard. There is however hope, depicted by the two cups at the figures back, that there is love,...

Is there love in the cards for me this year and if so when is it likely to happen? Any clues to what they are like? Tarot Used - Gilded Tarot by www.ciromarchetti.com/tarot.htm One of my Favs!Nicole, love is certainly in the cards for you this year and may be happening sooner than you think! Next month there appears to be presentations of love. The caution of this message is to allow it to develop over time and not rush in or hold on to past perceptions.What he is like, well immediately there is a King of Swords, great for...

This weekend my new tarot deck arrived, I ordered it from Ebay and the postage was incredibly quick only taking a week to get here.After seeing this tarot offered at the online shop I purchased it from, I jumped onto the artist’s website and had a look at what her work consisted of. Very gothic, plenty of vampires and dark colouring, it very much appeals to my love of the Victorian era. I am not Gothic, although I got asked that a lot when I had long black hair, it isn’t my fault I am a pale skinned person....

Friday night comes around and I am on the way home from work, it is hot in Perth and I am tired after completing my first week in my new job and really want to stand under cold water for about 2 minutes to cool off after the drive home. But tonight is the full moon ritual planned all week so I mentally prepare to get home and leave straight away, but a faithful sms by the ritual organiser saying that she is unwell and not prepared puts everything on hold. So after five phone conversations and plenty of sms...