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August 16-22: The Sun

This card is a reminder to let your inner child shine through. A bouncing baby rides on a white horse, a symbol of innocence and purity. The scene is radiating action, life and vitality. This represents the happiness you feel when you are truly in tune with your highest self.

Think of the sun card as your inner flame when Jupiter trines Neptune and Mercury spins back into direct motion on August 19th. Jupiter is a ruler of light, sky and weather; Neptune is the ruler of the sea. You’ll have a hard time being productive at first, feeling so idealistic, that it’s difficult to start projects if things aren’t perfect. There is no need to rush.

During this week, watch out for opportunities that excite you; follow your arrow. What is for your highest good? Explore this question. The feeling of slowness and confusion will clear from your mind within a few days. When you break through the clouds, start to apply what you have learned. Be patient with yourself and those around you. Stay connected to your inner sun.

August 9 – 15: Ten of Swords

Here lies a man who has been stabbed in the back; he is utterly betrayed and hopeless. But wait, on the horizon the sun rises in the sky. This is a reminder that suffering is temporary and dawn will always conquer the night. Part of life is experiencing failures, grief and suffering, but you can always rise again.

On August 11th the new moon will rise in loveable Leo. This is a time to embrace the things that make you feel special. What kinds of skills can you develop that will make you irreplaceable? Don’t be afraid to step into the limelight this week.

On the 12th, Mars turns retrograde in Capricorn. If you have been feeling busy and distracted lately, it’s time to recharge and reset your goals. Take a moment to examine the themes of your life. Ask yourself, “what types of responsibilities do I have, and are they necessary for the path that I’m on right now?” Then adjust your goals accordingly. You will begin to feel a new sense of focus and determination.

Stay in touch with your hopes and your fears this week. Know that everything is cyclical, everything changes. Don’t be afraid to try something new and to really check in with yourself from time to time.

August 1-8, 2018: Page of Pentacles

In this card, we see a young man intently admiring the pentacle in his hand. He has everything going for him. His fields are planted for the season, and the harvest is sure to come. Yet, he walks as though there is nothing else around him. Intently gazing at the coin in his hand, the path clears before him. This card is about manifesting your own destiny.

On August 6th, lovely Venus enters balanced Libra and romance is in the air. This is a light and breezy kind of love. Teams will be more cooperative and relationships will flourish. Then on the 7th, Uranus goes into retrograde motion opening you up for higher self awareness.

Be like the Page. He is a romantic; building relationships with the utmost admiration and care.  He makes others feel like they have his complete attention. Because of this personality trait, he achieves success and wealth in his work. This week, you will give yourself over to inner change and growth in response to the changes happening around you. As a result,  you will open the door to a new financial opportunity or a new friendship.

How to prepare for a tarot card reading

Tarot readings are what you make of them. The energy that you bring affects the interpretation of the cards. Before you sit down for your tarot reading, it’s important to be centered in mind, heart and body so that you can get the most out of the experience.

1. Clear your mind

Take some time to consider why you considered getting a reading in the first place. What thoughts are crossing your mind lately? Then, let those thoughts go and practice meditation. When I say mediatate, I don’t mean that you have to necessarily sit cross legged on the floor. You can go for a quiet walk, listen to a guided meditation or a podcast, practice yoga or even take a nap. Come to your reading with an open mind that is ready to receive new information.

2. Feel your heart

What do you want to get out of this reading? You might have a pressing question or situation that you want to discuss, or you be open to whatever the cards turn up. While you don’t need to come with a question, it is very helpful to know what direction you want to explore. The cards can not answer what will happen or what should happen. You have free will and you have the power to shape your own future. The cards are more powerful when we ask for direction or a new perspective. Questions like, “what do I need to know about this situation?” Or “what should I be more mindful of when making this decision?” are excellent ways to start.

3. Center your body

What kind of energy are you carrying with you? Be aware of how your body feels the day of your reading. I always find it helpful to get a good night’s rest, some light excersize and a snack before a reading. You should be sober for your reading, its not good to mix spirits with spirits. Most importantly, relax and make yourself comfortable.

Every tarot reader has a different way of doings things. As long as you bring an open mind, positive energy and a healthy outlook you will do just fine. Be yourself, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

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How to prepare for your tarot reading

The Journey Begins

Welcome to Arrow Tarot! I am a holistic tarot card reader and I am passionate about helping people. I have been studying and practicing tarot for one year and I am excited to launch this website which will help me connect with new people.

Arrow Tarot is available for parties. Invite me to your next girl’s night, bridal shower, birthday party or get together. Or, you can schedule an appointment for a private reading. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram where I will be sharing local events around the Rhode Island area, posting interesting tid bits and sharing the love.

History of Tarot

Some historians trace the history of tarot back to ancient Egypt or the Kabbalah. The cards were considered to be the hieroglyphical keys to life. However, but there is no documented evidence of the usage of tarot for divination before the 18th century.

Other theories date tarot to sometime between 1420 and 1440 in Northern Italy as a story telling game. French occultists saw that there was more to the story and starting giving the cards more of a mystical significance.Pamela Coleman Smith

Today, the most common deck used in the English speaking world is the Waite Rider deck, originally published in 1910. The cards were painted by Pamela Coleman Smith. The deck has 78 cards. 22 cards in the Major Arcana which represent the soul, 56 Minor Arcana cards divided into 4 suits and representing the trials and tribulations that we experience on a daily basis.

Some believe that tarot cards can tell the future or predict the unknown.

I think the cards are meant to reveal things to us about ourselves to help us learn and grow to reach our highest and best self. Tarot is meant to help you connect with your spirit guides and receive messages from the universe. Reading cards can make you look at a situation differently and open your mind to new ways of thinking.

Contact me today to learn more!