Astrid Tarot

Tarot Reader with a London edge.


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What 7 of cups teaches us about commitment phobia.

In Rider-Waite  Tarot system the 7 of cups card represents a person standing in front of 7 cups filled with various desirable objects. The cups look almost identical and they are not grounded but floating in the air. In a sense they are actually out of reach of the person standing in front of them but still within his sight. The very simplified meaning of the cards is to have more choices then one or building a flying castles.

I would like to focus on the “more choice” side of the archetype. Friend of mine recently told me she is feeling like she has to discover all things that are here, don’t really wont to commit to one thing because  she would feel like she is missing something..and I was thinking.. “missing what?”

Of course, when your life is consisting of repetitive stereotypes only that is a very troublesome BUT are you actually missing something by staying all the time at position 0? (yes, I am talking about Fool card) Isn’t that stagnation in the very same fashion?

As I believe the principles of life are universal and range from quantum physics to you having bad day. There is just one “Life”, one and only archetype that includes everything. In the light of this fact actually makes more sense WHERE exactly are you on your journey more then what are you following because it works on same principle.

It is like starting with a stamp collection…and then a coins collection… Different cups, but still the same experience of starting over and over again. Just like the cups on the 7 of cups card: identical and floating in the air, unless you go all the way down on your collector journey and turn it into real experience, then it doesn’t matter what are you collecting.

I used the “collector” metaphor to make the idea more “edible” but this can seemingly apply to other interests or even relationships in our life.

So I would say don’t be scared to get into some “heavy shit”. Yes, it can be a disaster, yes it can be painful and you might have to face your worst fears but  as at the end of the day you only benefit from it. 😉

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Music and Tarot : The Death Card

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I love YouTube. I was looking for something completely different and came to this. What a brilliant idea : describing a tarot card with a music. Why oh why somebody haven’t got the idea before since it is sooo obvious.

In most Tarot related book, you will find smarter or less smart meanings of the card and some of the better books even got some “too many words” description offering some in depth outlook at the card. (Pointing out, that you should use your intuition anyway)

Intuition is not triggered just by eyes (common myth) but also by sounds, and if you are bit more sensitive then smells can do it too. I believe this might be a great approach to understanding Tarot cards : as full, all sense experience, where you can not just see the card, but also hear, feel and smell (not the smell of the paper! I am talking metaphorically!)

However, back the video, I like it a lot not just because I am fan of any macabre classical music (Dance Macabre -all time fav) but because of the mood of it, you got the sense of slow transition, place where you have to go alone, but you are not afraid of it anymore.

Death is making us stronger, it liberates our spirit. Unbind truth from fake. Set us free from pain and connect us back with the Source Of All Life.

It is one of the most remarkable forces ever given to us. It deserves our respect, not fear. 🙂

T.

The Longest Way

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This video is quite old, you probably already have seen it. But even if you did I would like to add some thoughts to it. Thanks to unmistakable principle of synchronicity I came across this video exactly when I was thinking about where to find true spirituality.

It is foolish to think that the mystery of life is accessible only to humans and even only to humans interested in occult or spiritual.

Life is in everything and everything is life.

And that is why I found this video great, not because of his changing haircut.. but his changing eyes! At the beginning you can see somebody truly “disconnected” and at the end somebody who re-connected with the source and found spirituality without any man-made structures but purely through the process of experience and understanding.

Well… interesting….

T.


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Are people with Psychic abilities actually good for something?

Oh well, it seems like most of my post are triggered by me hearing something I generally disagree on and I use my blog as a hostage to make a point… oh well..what can you do…

This one was triggered by a friend who were astonished by a psychic able to tell him details from his childhood without knowing much about him. Even though I generally feel this IS impressive however in terms of actual benefit of this for a human life… eh.. not so much.

I am not saying this abilities does not exist. They do. But all this mind reading, moving objects with mind..so on and so on, it is not having a greater impact on others life then a circus magician show.

You feel amazed. You feel surprised and the worst part is you feel there is a proof for existence of something higher. Proof that comes not from light that you feel within yourself but from an external comedian.

It is like giving a thirsty person a cup of vine and tell him you are the only one who can give to him while he is standing in crystal clear water all the time, just unaware of it.

While I do believe Tarot is different as it is great tool that can truly help with understanding archetypes around you, I more impressed with people who got “light”, happiness and understanding inside them as for me those people are actual proof of higher principal existence. More then any mind reading, past life kinetic magician.

Tereza

PS: I am sorry, L. Please don’t hate me.


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How to balance your spiritual and working life

So recently one of my friends came to a decision to quite his job, get rid of his money and go on spiritual path .. I believe lots of people feel the same way : material world and spiritual world as been enemies and you can not go spiritual without getting rid of  material life. So this made me write this post as this perception is utterly utterly wrong…

For a starter I would like to , as expected, give an example from Tarot cards.  78 cards of Tarot are divided to 2 parts : Major arcana – 22 cards that deals with spiritual journey and Minor Arcana 56 cards that deals with everyday life matters. Minor arcana are archetype situation from material world that we experience and with the help of Major arcana we understand them and obtain knowledge.

Preview_DSC6103WEB The ultimate goal of human life is to understand AND experience unity of all the aspects of life, its inner connections and ultimately feel as  part of this mechanism. Everyday life (yes, even your idiotic boss) is here to create “experience” , spiritual is here to create “understanding” of that experience.  It doesn’t matter if you life in rain forest (with idiotic Tribal chief) or in New York, everything was written by one hand.

So now we are coming to why is getting rid of the material world is such a bad idea. We have already started to separate spiritual and everyday life at some point during the industrial revolution. This led us into imbalance, because we have “experience” but we don’t have “understanding”. Trying to even widen this gap can not possibly do any good.

Knowledge is freedom. And knowledge comes though both experience and understanding.

Tereza aka Coco Tarot