• Cards,  Tarot Spreads

    Blooming into Prosperity Spread

    This is a spread that aims to help clarify the feelings we currently have around our ability to prosper. Not just to survive but to thrive. I see our prosperity consciousness as made up of our relationship to our creativity,  our receptivity and our growth: In order to receive from the outside world and grow as individuals we need to be creating, tapping in to our creative drives. In order to be able to receive and create we need to grow, to create space and avoid stagnation. In order to feed both our creativity and our growth we need to be able to receive from the external world. Preparation In…

  • Cards

    My Tarot Journey

    Unsteady beginnings I started reading tarot for myself and friends almost 20 years ago, but my relationship to it was often somewhat scattered and rocky. It didn’t feel enormously constructive, it could actually feel quite counterproductive, even frightening. I now understand that, for me, I was asking the wrong kinds of questions and looking for the wrong kinds of answers. Looking for predictions and advice about external matters. Not understanding that the solutions to all the riddles lie within. I didn’t really know what questions to ask, what would be productive and supportive. I also didn’t understand enough of what was going on for me emotionally to know when my…

  • Cards,  Tarot Spreads

    Opening to my relationship…

    Here’s how the Opening to Relationship spread worked out for me recently… It definitely called me out on my shit and nicely focused my way forward.  I hadn’t actually tried this spread out on myself because I was all like ‘I’m really happy in my relationship!’, but obviously being really happy in your relationship doesn’t mean you aren’t putting your bullshit into it. I can now, with authority, say this is a badass spread. For the details of how to do it and a clearer picture of the positions go here. As usual I’m using the Mary El Tarot. The Reading The first three cards are the pile in the…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door in action 1

    My previous post ‘Open the locked door…’ aimed at giving straight forward(ish) instructions for doing this 9 card spread. This and the next few posts will detail the readings I got with 3 different sentences and some of my process around that, as well as giving a few more sentence examples that I helped a friend to use to give an idea of how readers can use this spread with others. I think this is a particularly good spread for personal shadow work, but also worked really well with my friend. The deck I used for all these spreads was the Mary-El. I really love it for this sort of…

  • Clay

    Mud Metamorphosis

    This is a blog about my personal journey. My Mud Metamorphosis. My process of transformation through clay, cards and chaos. Here is the story of clay. I was, and still am, under many internal illusions. Illusions about both myself and the world around me. But at core, illusions about myself. I have fervently walked paths that were not my own, not guided by my true inner fires. I did not see myself. I entirely internalised goals I felt others had for me – parents, society, my ancestors, the world – I saw my life as in service to external needs, what I perceived others to need of me. I strove,…