Yes No Tarot Card Reading

Yes No Tarot Card Reading: techniques and results

Would you like to make crazy accurate predictions using cards that require:

  • No psychic talent?
  • No intuition?
  • No occult knowledge?

Then read on my friend!

Yes No Tarot Card Reading Technique

Use this yes no tarot card reading technique without Tarot cards!  That’s right, using a simple set of ordinary playing cards, you can get accurate answers to yes no questions without any knowledge of cartomancy.

Lay out 3 cards and look to see if there are more red cards or more black cards.  Red equals yes, black equals no.  You can add additional layers of probability by adding shades of yes no to each of the suits:

  • hearts – definite yes
  • diamonds – probably yes
  • clubs – definite no
  • spades – probably no

You can use the same technique with Tarot cards:

  • cups – definite yes
  • pentacles – probably yes
  • swords – definite no
  • wands – probably no
  • major arcana – become wild cards. Watch the video to determine how to treat these wild cards

Lenormand cards can be used for the yes no technique as well.  Use a set of Lenormand cards with the playing card insets and use the same technique described as above.  The actual Lenormand cards give you further information as to why your answer is a yes, no or maybe!

Yes No Tarot Card Reading: how to ask questions

The key to the accuracy of any predictive, intuitive or psychic reading is in the question. Asking great questions gives great results.

For any question, and especially yes/no questions there are 3 things to keep in mind:

  • ask a clear question
  • frame the question in yes no questions for a “yes” response
  • be sure to include a time frame

Ask a clear question

Asking if it is a “good idea” or if you “should” do something is not a clear question.  Drill down and ask what you really want to know.  Is this a good job for me becomes will I earn at least $50,000 at this job. Is now a good time to move becomes will moving in the next 3 months create more space and harmony for my family?

Frame the response as a yes

Will I get fired next week is a good question if you want to get fired.  If you DON’T want to get fired, try phrasing the question as Will I continue in my present position after next week?

Time frame

Many questions benefit from a time frame.  Will we ever get married becomes will we get married within the next year.  See the difference.  If the answer is yes to the first example, yes you will get married, you will immediately ask when!

Examples of Yes No Tarot Card Readings: questions answered

I posted on Facebook asking for yes/no questions.  Several people posted questions and the answers are recorded in this video.  Watch the video to see the yes/no tarot card reading in action.  In the video I use playing cards, Tarot cards, and Lenormand cards to answer questions.

October Astrology 2017

October Astrology 2017 Predictions

Welcome to your October astrology 2017.   Your year of manifesting begins now!  Find out how 2 key planets changing signs is a game changer for you me, and everybody else.

Venus Conjunct Mars October 5

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Venus has finally caught up to Mars!

The October astrology of 2017 is taking off. The full moon in Libra on October 5th is not only a harvest moon, but an end to sexual tension.  Venus has been chasing Mars all year long, in Feb they were only 5 degrees apart, but then Venus went retrograde in Aries and Pisces.

Venus has finally caught the object of her desire, Mars in Virgo. What have you been chasing for all of 2017? On October 5th you just might catch it. As we enter the last quarter, what are you harvesting now? What would you like to give birth to next?

Jupiter enters Scorpio October 10

Jupiter in Scorpio
Jupiter in Scorpio can act as the dark magician, rooting out the shadows of the unconscious mind and bringing understanding which leads to transformation. (Dame Darcy Mermaid Tarot)

On October 10th Jupiter enters Scorpio for a 1 year stay in the deep waters of transformation.  Jupiter has spent the past year in the diplomatic halls of Libra, just trying to make sure everyone gets along.

Jupiter wants to expand everything he touches and wants to bring inspiration, expansion and understanding to the sign he inhabits.

Libra can be superficial and being Venus’s domain a little too focused on social interactions and idle talk.

When Jupiter enters Scorpio, he will go deep and expand understanding in the areas of spiritual growth and liberation.  Jupiter, or guru, will root around in the dark waters of the subconscious, or psychological hangups in order to inspire transformation.

Once Mars joins Jupiter in Scorpio in December we can really make progress in this area.

The October astrology 2017 includes the end of the Jupiter Uranus opposition which began in the fall of 2016.  We saw the last pass of this opposition on September 27th.  Most likely there was some part of your life during 2017 that while moving forward and expanding was making you crazy!  That place where you could move forward but had to balance other’s needs, your needs, or just consider what was fair every step of the way.

This tug of war of trying to establish give and take should wane as Jupiter enters Scorpio and finally Mars joins him in December.  Mars will be dealing with the scales of Libra himself and not geared up for action until then.

Venus enters Libra Oct 14

On October 14th, Venus enters Libra, one of her home signs!

With Venus on her home turf, expect life to be a little sweeter.  While in Virgo, Venus was picky, complaining and overwhelmed by the details.  In Libra, she can enjoy conversation, friends, a glass of wine and beautiful and comfortable surroundings.

Here in October, we get a little pause, a quick break, maybe a quick smoke and conversation with a friendly stranger…as we head back home on a crisp fall evening…go home and listen to a hypnosis CD to stop smoking…and dream of snakes coiled around our feet.

 

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Sun enters Scorpio and Mars enters Libra Oct 23

October astrology 2017
The sun’s path dips closer to the horizon as we approach winter solstice.

On October 23rd, the Sun moves into Scorpio, and the nights grow longer and colder. The Sun’s path moves closer to the horizon and the energy focuses inward.

On the same day, Mars enters Libra. Mars is now in the house of Venus and feels far from comfortable.  The warrior planet seeks the battlefield and problems to solve, enemies to slay,places to be bold and powerful.

The house of Venus has too much fragile china, and fine paintings, and silk rugs for the warrior’s taste.  He feels uncomfortable and doesn’t know how to act.

Alas, we will have to wait until Dec 10 for Mars to join Jupiter in his own domain of Scorpio.

Mercury enters Scorpio and conjunct Jupiter October 17

mercury in scorpio

On October 17th, Mercury enters Scorpio and conjuncts Jupiter. Perhaps Mercury uncovers a secret for Jupiter to investigate further.

New Moon in Libra Oct 19

October Astrology 2017
By the end of October there are 5 planets in Libra/Scorpio.

And on October 19, the New moon at 26 degrees Libra marks new beginnings in the house of relationships.

By the end of October, we have 5 planets in Libra or Scorpio.

The first 3 quarters of 2017 have been crazy, fast and furious, full of quick changes it’s been hard to find a spot to rest. The October astrology 2017 invites us to go deep within to gain understanding of the parts of us that are driving the car and we don’t even know it.

 

Picking a Tarot Deck

Best Tarot Deck for Beginners

Picking a Tarot deck can be a bit overwhelming.  Here are my simple guidelines to picking a tarot deck for beginners and some of my recommendations.

Guidelines for picking your first Tarot deck:

  • My advice for picking a tarot deck for beginners is to choose one based on the Rider Waite.

    Pick a deck based on the Rider Waite.  The Rider Waite isn’t the best deck or the true deck or the most accurate deck, but it is the most talked about deck.  Join the conversation where the majority of conversation is happening, set your foundation, and then be free to explore.

  • Pick a deck that is clear and easy distinguish without excessive detail.  Start simple.  Start with 3×5. Don’t jump to algebraic equations before you’ve learned the basics.

 

  • Picking a deck with pictures on the numbered cards or pips makes interpretation straight out of the box easy and without a lot of research.

 

  • Pick a tarot deck with the court cards: King, Queen, Knight, and Page.  Some Tarot decks will drop one of the court cards.  Or they may change names, for example pages become daughters. To avoid confusion, stick with the standard court cards.

 

  • Pick a tarot deck with the 22 major arcana, no more no less, and hopefully sticking to the “traditional” names.  Many decks will rename cards such as the Devil and the Death cards because people shy away from such naming conventions.

 

  • Keep to the standard 78 card deck.  Once again, some decks will have more or less depending on the author.  Keep it simple in the beginning and play with a full deck!

My Recommendations for Beginner Tarot Decks:

  • Rider Waite
  • New Palladini
  • Morgan Greer
  • Aquarian Tarot

And if you are in need of copyright free Tarot Images, be sure to check out the deck I created.

What was my first Tarot deck?

Marseillies.  Doesn’t fit my criteria, LOL., but I’m a sucker for woodcuts!

Ever wondered if you should buy your first Tarot deck or if it should be gifted?

Post in the comments what your first Tarot deck is or will be.

Should I pick my own Tarot deck?

You may have heard that your first Tarot deck should be gifted.

Many people ask, “Should I pick my own Tarot deck? Or wait for someone to give me one?”

should I pick my own Tarot deck
The Sun Card from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck.

My answer to that is, don’t wait for someone to give you a deck.  Go ahead and buy one.

We have lost tradition and lineage in our modern western society. It used to be that many things were passed down through families: professions, wedding dresses, watches, family history, occult knowledge perhaps…

Now that kind of passing down is very rare.  We no longer practice mentorship. Schools of thought are very different now, and very often the new ideas are favored over the old. You get the picture.

So if you wait for someone to gift you a Tarot deck you may be waiting a very, very long time.

Do yourself a favor and go buy one.

A few of my picks for beginners include:

Lunar Eclipse Astrology 2017

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius

There is a lunar eclipse this August 2017 taking place at 15 degrees of Aquarius. This eclipse is part of the Great American Eclipse cycle of 2017. Read on to learn more about the Lunar Eclipse Astrology.

lunar eclipse August 2017Eclipses happen when the moon intersects the ecliptic, which is the apparent path of the sun across the sky.  Eclipse season happens twice a year, and the eclipses come in pairs or triplets.

This particular pair of eclipses will take place in Aquarius and Leo, with the full moon Eclipse happening first, at 15 degrees of Aquarius. The Lunar Eclipse will be followed by the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21 at 28 degrees Leo.

This lunar eclipse is on the South Node which calls for letting go of the material and focusing on the spiritual. People, places and things that have passed their expiration date will fall away at this time.  You can voluntarily let go of things, or, since eclipses have a fated element to them, they will sometimes be removed for you.

Lunar Eclipse Astrology 2017

Look for what axis this pair of eclipses fall across to learn more about the Lunar Eclipse astrology of 2017 for you personally.

lunar eclipse astrology 2017

For me, the lunar eclipse falls in my 2nd house and the solar in my 8th.  Just this week, I got a raise at my full time job, which is allowing me to release my second job which I have been working for a year.

Letting go of the 2nd job was fairly easy (I’m worn pretty thin) but not necessarily easy, because I like the person I work for, she has always treated me fairly, and I feel very loyal to her.

The pay raise at my full time job was a bit of a surprise.  We talked about a raise at the 3 month mark, and this came in just before the 2 month mark, and higher than what we previously discussed. This partnership involving money paid off more than expected, that’s a north node kind of a thing.

As I mentioned in the video, I don’t profess to say this is all the lunar eclipse in Aquarius or the solar eclipse in Leo will bring forth, but I think it’s a very good example of eclipse activity on a personal level.

There’s definitely more to come as we rock and roll through this August eclipse season.

Let me know in the comments how it’s playing out for you.

Tarot Cards and the Lunar Eclipse

There are several Tarot cards that could describe an eclipse. The theme that runs across all cards is a degree of uncertainty, surprising events, and a flip flopping of past and present.

The Moon Card

lunar eclipse august
The moon card relates to eclipses, because eclipses take place near the nodes of the moon.

The Wheel of Fortune Card

Lunar eclipse and Tarot
The Wheel of Fortune speaks about the fickle finger of fate. Sometimes fate smiles upon us and sometimes she frowns.

The Tower Card

eclipses and surprises August 2017
Eclipses can knock down or cause a fall from power for political figures. Pride goeth before a fall. Lunar eclipse astrology 2017.

 

Cancer New Moon Ritual

Cancer New Moon Ritual: make an astrological talisman

For this Cancer New Moon ritual, we will make an astrological talisman for the moon.  This instructions pull heavily from Mansions of the Moon: a lunar zodiac for astrology and magic by Christopher Warnock.

new moon in cancerStep 1 pick a date:

Pick a day when the moon is waxing (between the new and full moons).  In this case, for the Cancer new Moon of 2017, the moon is waxing from June 23 -July 7.

You can add an extra layer of ritual significance if you do it on the day of the Moon, or Monday.  In this case the 2 available dates are Monday, June 26 and Monday, July 3rd.

For Advanced Users:

Performing the ritual on the day of the Moon and the hour of the moon adds yet another layer of astrological significance.  Use this planetary hours calculator to calculate the hour of the moon for your location.

You can also elect a time by placing the moon on the ascendant or the midheaven.  Make sure the moon is not combust (within 8.5 degrees of the sun) and applying to a conjunction, square, or opposition with Mars or Saturn.

To do this ritual successfully, it is not necessary to follow the advanced user instructions.  Just perform the ritual and note the results!

Materials:

magic square for the moon
Use this magic square for your new moon ritual.

Silver or white candles – 4,7, or 9.  These are all numbers of the moon.

Incense – moon related.

Black and white image of the moon – this is your talisman

Tarot cards (optional) – The Chariot, The Moon, and The Hermit could all be used in this ritual.

Procedure:

  1. Perform any necessary clearing and/or protection rituals.
  2. Light candles and incense
  3. Color your image
  4. Write goals across the image
  5. Draw the magic square for the moon on the back
  6. Wave the talisman through the incense
  7. Meditate for a few minutes or recite the orphic hymn for the moon
  8. Store your talisman in a dark place

Watch and see what happens in the next few weeks as the moon works to manifest your request!

 

New Moon in Cancer Forecast

New Moon in Cancer Forecast

new moon in cancerThe new moon in Cancer brings new beginnings to your Cancer house.  I do a quick run down, sign by zodiac sign about what to expect and what you can grow under this Cancer new moon.

This Cancer new moon is a bit of a cancer sandwich in that we have Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars all in early degrees of Cancer, bringing lots of Cancer energy to the table.

All About Cancer

The zodiac sign of Cancer is associated with the home, the mother, and moon.  Cancer is a cardinal sign, which means it initiates action, so Cancer is not always the sensitive, wimpy sign that people make it out to be. Cancer works from the emotional gut, and loves to feel safe, secure and nurtured.

Cancer Personalities

For a hilarious and very informative look at Cancer personalities. Watch this video.

 

 

Summer Solstice 2017

Weekly Astrology and Tarot forecast for June 18-24

Summer Solstice 2017 is the highlight of the week along with a new moon in Cancer! Mercury is conjunct the sun on the solstice bringing messages about our future possibilities.  This week’s tarot reading focuses on how life is good for each of the zodiac signs.

What is Solstice?

summer solstice
The path of the sun including summer solstice and winter solstice points.

During summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, the sun is directly overhead at noon at 23.5% N Latitude (the tropic of Cancer). In essence, the sun is at it’s highest position for the solar year and rises and sets the furthest North. After the sun stands still against the backdrop of the stars for 3 days, it will begin to not only rise later every day, but further south.

The sun does not retrograde, but it does stand still for 3 days on the summer and winter solstices, marking its turn back toward shorter and longer days, respectively.

Tarot Cards associated with Summer Solstice

Sun – peak experiences, success, joy, health, vitality, celebration of life force

The Chariot – confidence, having a plan, moving towards a goal, overcoming fear and self doubt.  The Chariot is associated with Cancer through the Golden Dawn Tarot card meanings.  Interestingly the card seems to combine sun and moon imagery with the chariot (sun) and the horses (emotions good and bad) to achieve success.

Free Weekly Tarot Reading

This week’s reading focuses on how life is good for each of the zodiac signs:

Cancer: how do you make life good?
Leo: how do you get in your own way?
Virgo: how do your friends and network make life good?
Libra: how do you make life good through your legacy?
Scorpio: how do you make life good through your philosophy and vision of the future?
Sagittarius: How do you make life good through transformation, change and letting go?
Capricorn: How is life good through partnership?
Aquarius: How is life good in your day to day life?
Pisces: How is life good with your children and through fun, play and creative projects?
Aries: How is life good through home and family?
Taurus: How is life good in your neighborhood?
Gemini: How is life good through what you have and value?

Full Moon In Sagittarius [Video]

Full Moon in Sagittarius June 9, 2017

This week we have a full moon in Sagittarius the same day as Jupiter turns direct. Jupiter is back on track to expand the Libra part of your chart until October when it enters Scorpio. Mars enters Cancer on June 4th, Mercury enters Gemini on June 6th and Venus enters Taurus on the same day.

Full Moon in Sagittarius

The full moon has us check in with how our vision for 2017 is shaping up.  Are we missing any information?  Are we still inspired or do we need to change direction a bit?  Right after opposing the sun, the moon will conjoin Saturn giving us another reality check for the visions of our future.  Have we been doing the work necessary?  What kind of limits or boundaries would be helpful at this time?

Mars Enters Cancer

mars in cancer
Mars will have to cool his jets while in Cancer

Mars enters Cancer this week, the sign of its fall.  Mars will cool his jets in Cancer until July 21 when he can join the Sun in Leo and get back to work!  But for now, Mars will need to deal with his feelings and try to express them as much as possible. Dealing with your feelings is of primary importance now.  Don’t let things fester! Find a way to express your emotions.

Venus enters Taurus

Finally!  Venus has spent a looong time in Aries, the sign of her detriment due to her retrograde earlier this year.  Venus enters Taurus on June 6 and will luxuriate in her palace until early July.  Venus can help bring a little sweetness and pleasure to your life now, so be sure and ask for it!

Mercury enters Gemini

Mercury has also recently finished a retrograde from Taurus to Aries, and will enter his home sign of Gemini on June 6th. Get ready for information overload!  Now that Mercury in back in his home sign for a mere 2 weeks, he needs to catch up on everyone and everything that happened in his absence as well as make plans for the future as he races to catch up with the sun.  The fast pace of this year doesn’t promise to let up anytime soon.

Jupiter stations direct in Libra

Jupiter stations direct in Libra on June 9, the same day as the full moon.  This is the last third of the Jupiter cycle before it moves into Scorpio in October.  Lady luck is back in action so take advantage of Jupiter in Libra and settle up any lingering unresolved conflicts.

Weekly Tarot Reading

For the weekly Tarot reading, I pulled: 10 of cups, The Tower, The Devil, 8 of cups, and 9 of wands.  The question was how can we frame the next 6 months of 2017?

Managing emotions and going with the flow is important.  The end of the cycle is nearing but for now do the inner work necessary to release yourself from the attachments that are holding you back.  These attachments can be to thought patterns, people, or material things.  Where do you find yourself saying “I can’t because…” this is a good place to start and then deal with the emotions that get stirred up.

See you next week.