Weave a web of tarot magic, and celebrate the days and nights of power with the magic of tarot and ritual. Perfect for both solitary and group practitioners,Tarot for All Seasons is the only book that combines the ancient wisdom of the tarot with the solar and lunar celebrations of the pagan Wheel of the Year.
Discover how to work with seasonal energies throughout the year to improve all areas of your life—relationships, health, finances, and career.
The twelve original tarot layouts capture the spirit of the full moon Esbats, waxing and waning moons, and the eight solar Sabbats. Several three-card spreads are also included for further advice and clarification to help you hone your tarot reading skills. Sample readings offer a way to weave a story with the cards, showing how the cards relate to one another and how the same cards can describe diverse situations in various layouts.
Ritual creates a sacred space between the worlds, an ideal environment for powerful and magical tarot readings. A list of corresponding scents, magical brews, and candles are included to help you design a personal tarot ritual. The special chapter “A Year and a Day” concludes your journey with suggestions for self-dedication to the magical study of tarot.
The seventy-eight cards of the tarot form a unique system for divination, self-discovery, and magic. From the growing darkness of Samhain to the fertility and flowers of Beltane, weave a web of tarot magic as you celebrate the ever-changing world around you and within you.
In the following excerpt, author Christine Jette describes the Lady of the Hunt spread. This spread is intended to be used near the time of the waxing moon.
Lady of the Hunt
In this spread, “project” means any creative endeavor or career/study plan. “Relationship” can be new love, coworkers, family, or friendships. You are the Lady of the Hunt and your question becomes your quest. If you have something specific in mind, ask your question while shuffling the cards. For example, “Tell me what I need to know about my new (love, work situation, etc.).”
Breathe deeply and shuffle your tarot deck. When you are ready, lay the cards out in the shape of a waxing crescent moon.
Position 1 – This begins your project or relationship: Your life experience, what you bring from the past into the new situation. What brought you to this moment?
Position 2 – This shapes your project or relationship: Outside influences, significant events, other people that shape the situation.
Position 3 – This is at the center of your project or relationship: The main theme, lesson, opportunity or challenge of the situation. The focus card; all other cards revolve around the center and it carries the most weight in the reading.
Position 4 – What your project or relationship needs to succeed: The effort you will make, the “elbow grease” required for your goals and ambitions to be realized, the follow-up too your magical workings on the physical plane.
Position 5 – The direction or path of your project or relationship: Where you are headed, the future outlook.
Position 6 – Advice card: What is the best course of action to take with this new project or relationship? What do you need to know now?
To complete the Maiden reading, you can meditate with the cards, write a journal entry, keep the cards on the altar until the next waxing moon, or simple close. Carry a card or two with you during the day to strengthen the connection between you and your Maiden Spirit’s desire. Affirm your personal power to create your destiny: “I awaken to my own creative powers. This, or something better, is manifesting for me now, for the good of all, harming no one, according to free will. So must it be.”
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