There hasn’t been very much activity on the Tarot reading front in December. Last year, it was a very slow month. This year, I focused my December efforts in other directions.
I already have events planned for 2015, though. Stay tuned for details! Thank you all for the support you showed me in 2014. Here’s a report showing how this blog did since its inception earlier this year: Arnemancy in 2014.
Reverend Erik will once more be at Crush Bar reading Tarot cards! Come on by this Sunday, November 23rd, and get a holiday reading. What is in store for you this Thanksgiving? How can you best escape the consumerist crush of Christmas?
Come and see Reverend Erik at Crush bar, and explore the mysteries this holiday season!
Pairings Portland has scary wines for this event! Well, not exactly scary, but definitely not normal comfort zone wines.
The focus will be on wines outside the norm: those hidden in the shadows of what we know, offering flavors and pairing opportunities that will linger in the memory. Each wine will be paired to a cheese, too. The featured cheese styles are soft, goat, sheep, aged, and blue. The spooky wine and cheese tasting will cost $25.
I will also be there, reading Tarot cards! I’ll be offering my normal full readings at $10 for a short reading and $20 for a full reading.
If you’ve looked for a great time for a full Tarot reading, All Hallows’ Day is it!
Learn to meditate on the Tarot cards in just five minutes. The following technique is simple and effective, and you can practice it in just five minutes.
Meditating with the Tarot is one of the best methods to learn the symbolism and meanings of the cards. Tarot meditation is an essential tool for all Tarotists. With this meditation technique, you will strengthen your visualization skills, expand your imaginative abilities, and gain a deep understanding of Tarot symbolism.
Things You’ll Need
First, you will need a quiet, comfortable space and about some free time. You should be dressed comfortably, and if you’re not going to be happy about sitting on the floor, then you should get a comfortable chair or stool.
You will also need your Tarot deck. This technique works with any deck.
Select a card to act as the focus of your meditation. You can do this randomly, or you can pick a specific card which you’d like to study in more depth. I find this technique is excellent if there is a particular card that I have had trouble reading.
Once you have your Tarot card chosen, sit comfortably and relax your body. You can do this through deep breathing or some other method. I won’t go into too much detail on how to get started meditating. Instead, check out this handy guide.
Focus on the Card
The next step requires some work, and may take practice. Focus on the card and memorize its image. Close your eyes and picture the card in your imagination. Pay attention to color and detail. Notice every line, every shadow, and every shape.
It can help to scan the card back and forth, like you’re reading the page of a book. Take your time. It might take a few tries before you see the image of the Tarot card in your mind’s eye. Close your eyes and hold the image before you.
Identify With the Card
As you focus on your mental image of the card, notice how it makes you feel. The cards symbolize archetypal patterns that occur in all of our lives. Find a time in your life whose meaning corresponds with the feeling the image of the Tarot card evokes. That emotion and that memory will help solidify the meaning of the card in your mind.
Wrap It Up
When you’re done meditating, it’s time to bring yourself back to normal awareness. Open your eyes and take in your surroundings. Some people like to ring a small bell, clap, or stamp their feet to signal that the meditation is at an end. Some people like to have a cookie. You pick!
This meditation is incredibly helpful for learning the meaning of Tarot cards. It’s an important step in building advanced Tarot techniques, as well. You will see the best results if you practice it daily, with a different card each day.
Arnemancy will be returning to Pairings Portland for more Wine and Tarot pairings! We will pair five Major Arcana with five delicious wines. Reverend Erik will be doing 10-minute Tarot readings that include a bonus wine reading. This event has been a blast every time! Do not miss it.
The five-wine flight will cost $15, and for an additional $10, add a tasty snack from Olympic Provisions!
The Tarot readings will cost $10. In addition, 5% of all of Pairings Portland’s proceeds for the day go to Confluence Environmental Center.
Arnemancy will be at Crush Bar reading Tarot during brunch! Come on down and visit Reverend Erik. Many of you get quick readings at our busy public appearances and want to know how to get a full reading. If you don’t want to hire us for a private reading, then brunch is the perfect time to get a longer Tarot reading.
Crush Bar has great cocktails, an excellent brunch menu, and plenty of outdoor seating. As a bonus, the bartender has a great moustache.
The Card of the Week is none other than the Ten of Cups. Look at this card! It is one of the happiest in the deck. Ten magical cups float along a rainbow. It gleams in the sky. A happy family celebrates below, looking across a field with a winding stream and a cozy house.
The Best Future
After two weeks of tough cards, this amazing Tarot vision is a nice shift. The Ten of Cups is about a happy, content moment. Emotions are at rest, happiness has been found. It is “also perfection of human love and friendship,” according to Waite,1 and I agree.
This card is interesting to read when it shows up in a negative position. It can relate to false hope, to misleading emotions, and to the illusion of happiness. Sometimes we like to base our happiness on things that aren’t real. This card can argue against that. However, this week, it’s a happy card. Be joyous! Love your neighbors! Be yourself and be content.