Happiness Allowance 

 It’s difficult to trust things when they are good, isn’t it?  I find myself asking when the other shoe will drop quite often, and in order to protect myself from disappointment, I’ll allot myself a happiness allowance.  If I’m only so happy, I can only be so disappointed.  But why would you limit your ability…

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It’s Not “Fine”

I’m sure you’ve either done this or have had a friend do this before: when something truly upsets them they shrug it off and go “it’s fine.” Well that is total bullshit. As the Ace of Cups signifies blocked or repressed emotions, it is IMPERATIVE that we address what is wrong instead of shrugging our…

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The Rocking Chair Epidemic

I heard this saying a while back: Worrying is like a rocking chair, it passes the time but doesn’t get you anywhere. I personally find this poignant because worrying has always been my go-to. With lots of practice, it is a fraction of the size of the problem it used to be, but, we are…

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Vanity’s Power

Often described as a “shrinking violet,” the reversed Queen of Wands conveys the lack of confidence I think all women feel at some point in their life. With the age of selfies and social media upon us, expensive makeup and contouring, and ,of course, photo-shop, it becomes reasonable to have a compare-complex. When vanity steps…

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Why Pity Parties Don’t Work

In the Five of Cups, we see a man cloaked in despair. He is focusing on three spilled cups in front of him, and is unaware of the two cups,still full, behind him. And that is Lame Ass, amiright? Pity parties can be fun for a hot second, like when you really just need to be…

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Why Couple Tarot and Self Help?

The Page of Cups symbolizes the realization of a new part of yourself; the start of your journey in listening to your intuition. And isn’t that what the journey of self help is in a nut shell? I’ve recently gotten many questions about this. What does tarot have to do with psychology and personal development?…

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Emotional Intelligence

The Queen of Cups is a Queen of emotions. She is introspective and compassionate. She understands herself and listens to others. She is emotionally intelligent. Emotional intelligence is of high importance for many reasons. The basal reason being that most every aspect of our lives is founded on human interaction. Be it at work, in a…

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Crying is Therapeutic

When this card is reversed, it signifies the releasing of pain. And what better way to do that than have a good, old fashioned cry fest? For many of us, we see tears as a sign of weakness. We spent the better part of our lives trying to mask any emotion that would trigger crying.…

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Love and Vulnerability

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi Being vulnerable is terrifying. But it only becomes terrifying once you’ve been hurt or rejected. When you were a child, you were bold and unabashed. Shameless. Unafraid. But…

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Yoga’s Healing Powers

As I get ready for my afternoon class, I feel compelled to share the absolute healing power of yoga. While the Ace of Swords represents mental clarity in tarot, yoga represents it in my life. After my break up with a manipulative heroin addict, I came to the realization that I had issues with co-dependency.…

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