Standing By Your Shit

  The Moon symbolizes fears and illusions within the subconscious. A lot of the times these fears will come up in interpersonal relationships, because if you critique yourself too harshly, more often than not you will project these illusions on other people. Judgement and shame will do that to a person. Living with shame is not the way…

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Control Freaks and the Unknown

Reversed, the Emperor denotes excessive control and rigidity. And that sounds super familiar to me. You see, regardless of the self help path that you venture on, you’re bound to revisit some demons. But when you face these demons with the tool belt you’ve stocked up, you’re more able to combat them in a successful…

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Making the Best Relationship You Can with the Worst Part of Yourself

The Nine of Swords reversed is a card of sheer torment, anxiety and depression. It signifies utter sadness and despair. But, as with all cards of the tarot, there is a bright side: it is personal, which means it is manageable. The title of this post is a quote from the book that I’m reading…

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From Folklore to Reality: How Do We Use Intuition in Everyday Life?

The High Priestess shows her dominion over pure intuition. As we read in fairy tales and folklore, we see old witches guide young princesses with their all knowing and all feminine counsel. We are told through stories that all women have this power of intuition. That if we just tap into our sixth sense we…

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Making Up Stories

The Moon tells us about our fears, anxieties and illusions. They work from the inside. And when we project them, we can alter our reality. In order to make sense of what is going on in the world around us, our minds will create wild fairy tales to help us feel like we can get…

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Don’t Cut off Your Nose To Spite Your Face

The Five of Swords is a card of victory through betrayal, or a sore defeat, depending on who you identify with in the reading. Unfortunately though, with this card, there is no real winner. Either you isolate yourself with a dirty triumph, or you lost after sticking to a battle that wasn’t yours to fight. Pride…

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Dichotomous Thinking

As Temperance upright denotes balance, reversed warns excess. Dichotomous thinking is usually described in psychology literature as”black and white thinking” and “thinking in extremes.” And while this is seen as a common symptom in many mental illnesses, it is a common symptom in just plain high achievers. If you are an ambitious person, or even…

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Triggers

To kind of piggy-back on the 3-parter I just finished, I want to step in and discuss triggers. Throughout my exercise in clarity and empowering myself to make the right decision in my everyday dealings, I started to notice all of the triggers that got me to the fork in the road in the first place.…

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People, Places, and Purpose

The frame around this particular card symbolizes the cyclical progression of the human experience. Being that the card in its entirety depicts the world, we are brought to a very important topic in my life: places and their effect (or rather your effect) on the psyche.   Your world is your perception. You perceive what you’re…

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