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Connecting Tarot with Music: Death

Historically one of the most feared cards in the tarot deck, many would say Death is simply misunderstood. Death in a tarot reading rarely means a literal death, usually it's some sort of transformation and moving on. This is true, but I think it's worth taking a deeper look than that.  It's easy to see… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: Death

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Connecting Tarot with Music: The High Priestess 

I absolutely adore the High Priestess card, especially as she is depicted in the Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy. The High Priestess is mystery. She is the gatekeeper to hidden truths. She is the ultimate oracle, speaking in riddles. She is the great sphinx.  Her mystery is alluring. She contains universal knowledge and understanding, which… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The High Priestess¬†

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Connecting Tarot with Music: The Sun

I wish I had a story about The Sun card, but truth is it's always seemed to good to be true. There is something of a temporary happiness to it, that I never can quite take it seriously. It never feels real. This may be my projections, or the transient nature of happiness itself. Maybe… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The Sun

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Connecting Tarot with Music: The Wheel

Admittedly, when I decided to write about this card and assign it a song, I didn't feel enthused. This is one of my least favorite majors despite the rich symbolism it contains.  It's easy to look at this card and think "seasons, changes, rhythms of life, wheel of the year, blah blah blah" as if… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The Wheel

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Staying Grounded

This is part four of the series on self-care through the Minor Arcana, with tips and prompts to increase your sense of well-being and personal growth. The element of earth is stable, reliable, solid, strong, and grounded. In the tarot, it's represented by the suit of Pentacles, and deals with our physical reality, body, finances,… Continue reading Staying Grounded

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Connecting Tarot with Music: The Moon

I'd never looked out the window while flying into the sunset and evening time until last night while we flew into Minneapolis from California. I watched as the city of Minneapolis first appeared like gold glitter scattered across a sea of black in a man-made constellation of beauty. As the plane descended colors became clearer,… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The Moon

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Connecting Tarot with Music: The Hanged Man

When I first discovered The Hanged Man (card 12), I was delighted immediately and enthralled with his mystery. I wanted to know him, to learn his wisdom. He's so silent, peaceful. And he's so strange!  My first thought was that the card was upside down, and I wanted to turn the card around so that… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The Hanged Man

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Connecting Tarot with Music: The Hermit

I see The Hermit as the ultimate introvert. I don't associate this card with loneliness at all, instead I associate it with the joy of being totally comfortable with yourself in solitude, therefore present to the moment and able to perceive the messages from the Divine.  Many years ago I worked a stressful job with… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The Hermit

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Connecting Tarot With Music: The Magician

I didn't know what song to choose for the Magician, so I waited to write. So many songs went through my mind, none of them quite right. I didn't want to pick an "anthem" song of empowerment because it was too narrow, too on the nose, or too bootstrapped. I waited and I watched robins… Continue reading Connecting Tarot With Music: The Magician