Lyn and I have had so many exciting things come into existence over the last couple of months that I literally have to sit down to tell you about just a few of them.  At the end of last month Lyn felt the desire to leave her current work place and dedicate herself fully to Tarot and healing work.  Though I was a bit nervous I gave her my full support to go with her heart and it is amazing what happened.

A List of just a few of the most recent blessings: 

* Opportunities to speak and share are opening both on one to one and group levels in private and large organisations.

* We have spoken at a community centre about both hypnotherapy and EFT healing and had a fantastic response (we are in fact going back to do some more work with interested parties).

* We are never without Tarot counseling to do.  Our web and face to face client base has more than doubled.

* We are in the process of putting together various conferences (both mystical and therapeutic).

* We have been blessed with a growing number of Reiki clients.

* The best and most recent gift from the Universe is that last week we discovered that Lyn is pregnant!!

 For all of these things we are eternally grateful to the Universe.  We feel that none of it would have come into being had we not gone with our intuition. 

 All I can say is that the Universe provides more than we need in miraculous ways when we get out of the way and follow the call.

Namaste,

 Paul

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last blogged – I’m horrified I’ve left it so long!!  I could blame it on Christmas and New Year of course but that excuse wears thin after a while. 

So what have we been up to?

We’ve resurrected our business on eBay which lets us reach a lot more people – take a look at our store – and we’ve been working on some exciting new packages.  The first one we launched via our website and eBay – it’s our Psychic in a Pocket package which is basically a text service we’re providing.  At the moment it’s only in the UK but who knows where it will lead!!

I’ve also been venturing out of the ‘broom’ closet more and offering more Pagan/Wiccan readings and spells.  This is an area we’re going to expand in 2007 with my Witch Shop so that’s exciting 🙂

And we’re working on providing more healing and holistic therapies both in person and over the web.  We definitely plan to have our hands full this year.

Suprisingly since I last blogged we haven’t added to our Tarot collection but that’s mainly because of previously mentioned business and new puppy Aine.  Plus we’re showing considerable constraint from visiting our favourite shops in London.

So that’s my brief message for now – will add more Tarot bits and pieces soon.

With blessings

 Lyn

On Wednesday 29th November from 8.30 to 9.30 p.m. GMT I’m holding a Tarot surgery to answer any questions you may have on Tarot.

It will be held in the chat room on our website and everyone is welcome 🙂

Blessings

Lyn

As you  probably know Paul and I post spreads from time to time on our website.  To make it easy on our visitors I’ve put them altogether in a handy little e-book.  You can download the All About Tarot Spreads e-book in PDF format.

Feel free to use and share.  All I ask is for credit where it’s due.

Enjoy!

Lyn

I go through stages with reversals. Sometimes I like them and sometimes I don’t.

There are two stages of thought on reversals either they’re the bees knees or they are unnecessary because each card contains an element of positive and negative regardless of which way up the card may be.

When I first became drawn to the Tarot I saw the +- attributes in the card so I read upright with often a negative slant when I felt inclined. Then I read too many Tarot books and listened to other people’s advice about reversals so I began to include them in my readings.

As time has passed and my intuition grown I tend to just let my mind wander in a reading and see what it comes up with.

I often play around with the idea of ‘degrees’ of positive & negative and construct elaborate methods of easily identifying them. I’ve thought about dice, pendulums and even my own Tarot deck and yet I still prefer an upright reading!!

So reversals, just like the rest of Tarot, is a personal thing.

Do you read reversals?

Blessings

Lyn

The weekend after we lost our dog Paul and I played the Sims2 Pets game and spent a few moments creating a strange little dog on the PS2.  It was a sweet little thing, black and white with curly fur.  A mutt if you ever saw one!  We didn’t bother saving the game and just quit it.  But we both commented on the dog we’d created and how we would like a similar pet in real life.

One week later we went shopping for school shoes for our son and walked past the pet shop.  We looked at each other then stepped inside.  Paul and I looked at the puppies and a couple of Spaniels looked adorable to us.  We enquired but both dogs had a deposit on them.

We took one last look at the puppies and all of a sudden this curly bundle of black and white fur bounced into view.  We hadn’t seen her before and it was as if she just appeared out of nowhere.

We asked about her – she was an older pup, a mixed breed, with all her jabs.

Needless to say she is now called Aine and is at home with us.

She is exactly how we created a dog on the Sims game with the only exception that she is mainly white with black patches and the virtual dog was  mainly black with white patches.

So was this manifesting via Playstation?   I believe so 🙂

Blessings

Lyn

We lost our little Yorkshire Terrier, Duffy, on Tuesday.  He came to us from a Chinese restaurant (of all places!!) who didn’t want him anymore.  That was 2 years ago and although we didn’t have him for a long time he’s left an empty space in our home.

I lost my yellow labrador the year before.   It feels strange to be without a dog.  So I’m waiting to see what the Universe will bring me next.

Blessings

Lyn

TemperanceI’m a collector, a Tarot addict as you know, and I’ve just stumbled onto the beautiful Llewellyn Tarot deck. The first image that caught my eye was that of Temperance or as titled here ‘Keeper of the Well’.

For me Temperance is one of those cards that usually doesn’t pull much of a punch in readings. It’s important, it has a message to give but it just doesn’t seem to have the same clout as Death or the Devil for example.

Temperance isn’t even a word we use much any more in our every day language. What does it really mean anyway?

According to dictionary.com it means the following:

1. Moderation or self-restraint in action; self control.
2. Habitual moderation in the indulgence of a natural appetite or passion, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquors.
3. Total abstinence from alcoholic liquors.

This definition got me thinking…. is self control really valid in our modern society?

We can pretty much do as we want these days. We spend what we want whether we have it to spend or not; we eat what we like; we drink what we like; we smoke; we work incredibly long hours. We’re wild, we’re uncontrollable, we’re out to have a good time.

With all of this freedom why would we want to show any kind of self-restraint? We’re having fun, right?

Well actually, perhaps we’re not.

If we balanced out a little we could possibly find what’s missing in our lives. If we saved a little money each month we might feel financially secure instead of dreading the bills. Perhaps if we ate healthily some of the time we wouldn’t be an obese nation. If we didn’t drink quite so much perhaps we’d learn to cope better with life. If we cut back on some of our working hours we might find joy again in our families.

Maybe, just maybe, with a little temperance in our lives we can become happy.

And that message from Temperance is probably the hardest hitting of all.

Blessings

Lyn

I decided I wanted the Halloween Tarot several years back.

I ordered it from Amazon and it never came. It was all of a sudden out of stock.

I went into London and went to all the metaphysical shops I know. They were all out of stock too.

Eventually, about a year later, I found a lone Halloween deck tucked on a shelf in a bookshop. And it was mine.

It is basically a Rider Waite clone with all the characters dressed in ghoulish attire. The suits have been appropriately renamed – we have:

  • Imps (wands)
  • Ghosts (cups)
  • Pumpkins (pentacles)
  • Bats (swords)

Halloween TarotIt’s such a fun deck. Kipling West, the creator and artist, makes the whole deck come alive (excuse the pun!). The artwork is cute, the colours bold and not dreary or dark plus the symbolism of Rider Waite is still there.

For those of you who wish Halloween would come more than once a year consider this deck as your next purchase!!

Blessings

Lyn

I love Tarot decks.

It’s not just the fact that, with my intuition, they can unlock the secrets of my soul. I love the artwork and the artist’s interpretation of the cards. I could spend hours just looking at Tarot cards and watching the worlds reveal themselves in front of me. A Tarot deck can become my trusted friend and companion.

And yet there are some decks which I just don’t bond with.

One of these decks is the Thoth.

Try as I might,  the Thoth deck and I can’t seem to become anything more than a brief acquaintance.  I pick it up, I put it back down.

I collect Tarot decks and I view the Thoth as a must have for any collector or student of the Tarot.  But I still don’t want to read with it.

If you’re about to pick your first Tarot deck make sure you bond with it.  Look on the web and find pictures of the cards or visit your local metaphysical shop where you can get the deck out and have a good look.  Pay no attention to what other people tell you – go for the deck which is right for you.

When you bond with your deck the world of Tarot opens up easily and secrets are unveiled right before your eyes!

Blessings

Lyn