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Posted on March 24, 2016
Posted on February 24, 2016
I’ll be presenting 3 highly participatory workshops in March and April, 2 on tarot and 1 on numerology, all at On the Wings of Dreams, in downtown Shepherdstown. You can attend one or more; the first one is the only one with a limit on attendance (and we’ll just create a waiting list and a second date, if need be.)
Tarot . . . It’s Easier Than You Think is a fun way to get acquainted with the basics of Tarot, using The Tarot Game © by Jude Alexander. If you’ve always wanted to learn tarot, this is the time and place to start – or carry on with what you’ve already started. There’s space for only 6 intrepid students to explore tarot basics while building a reading. Since space is limited, advance registration (with payment) is required. To book your space, call 304-876-0244. Thursday, 10th March, 6:30 to 9pm; $30
Tarot Spreads: Mapping the Landscape will get you up to speed for information gathering. Now that you’re familiar with some of the inhabitants and landmarks in the Tarot world, how do you organize your materials so that you have as much information as you’re looking for? We’ll look at how you can build spreads of your own. Come with your tarot deck and an area of your life that needs clarification; you’ll be reading a spread of your own creation. Prerequisite: Tarot . . . It’s Easier Than You Think or other Tarot experience. Thursday, 21st April, 6:30 to 9pm; $30
Numerology: Numbers as Patterns will have you looking differently at the numbers in your life. In the esoteric world of Numerology, numbers aren’t just quantities, they’re qualities. In this introduction to the art and science of Numerology, we’ll look at your personal numbers, as well as some of the numbers that surround you. You’ll leave the class with keys to your own treasure chest of meaning in your life. Thursday, 7th April, 6 to 8pm; $25
Sign up via email, or by phone call to On the Wings of Dreams: 304-876-0244.
Posted on December 26, 2015
Posted on December 23, 2015
I love it when the cards are this literal!
Here we are, at the winter solstice when the sun seems to hang in the sky, not moving from its ever-changing trajectory. And XII The (immobile) Hanged Man shows up.
When we’ve looked at XII The Hanged Man before we’ve seen a slightly different image. All the images so far have had a person hanging upside-down from a tree.
One of the gruesome things humans have done to each other is to hang traitors or other perceived criminals upside down by one leg. Yes, it’s a method of execution. And that is how XII The Hanged Man is perceived in some branches of Tarot.
Prometheus would certainly fit the definition of “traitor”, if we’re looking from the perspective of Zeus, who designed the punishment. Of course, from our point of view, Prometheus is a rebel fighting for a worthy cause.
It’s all about perspective.
And that’s got a lot to do with XII The Hanged Man: taking a pause to view the world from a different perspective. Stopping the current forward momentum to assess and change direction.
Kind of like what the sun is doing right now.
For those of you celebrating Christmas, I wish you a blessed and hope-filled holiday.