Understanding Tarot: Seeing Beyond the MythsWritten by Christin Snyder
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Legitimate Tarot Readers, Psychics and other such advisors believe in building people up as we show them all options and potential choices surrounding present conditions, and help them to come to terms with issues from past that may be shaping their current perceptions. A genuine Tarot reader does not present Tarot as something that only elite can master. Many of your more reputable Tarot readers teach and are usually happy to share Tarot knowledge and personal insights with those who are learning. The mark of a genuine psychic is empowerment, not dependency. A truly gifted healing practitioner does not seek to enslave a querrent to their guidance, but to show them how to find connection with their own inner guidance.
Another common misconception is tendency to link Tarot Readers and Psychics together into one category. One does not have to be a practicing psychic to use Tarot, however many psychics, myself included, started out on our paths reading Tarot. Tarot can be a tool to help enhance and aid intuition, and that often opens people up to further abilities. Once I developed psychically, i never gave up my love for Tarot. I still use it often, in combination with my other abilities, to read for myself and others. Tarot serves as a validation to my other senses, and frankly is very old-habit to me so it is easier. I guess it's almost like that old security blanket one reaches for because its comfortable, out of habit and not necessity.
I use cards for many purposes, inspiration for writing, meditation, reflection, asking Spirit for guidance when I feel confused, etc. The possibilities are limitless, as are many different types of decks available. There are decks that represent many different spiritual paths, styles of art, languages etc. making it easy to find one that fits right with individual. They are not restricted to any one faith system, there are Christian decks, Kabbala decks, Angel decks and many more. There are decks for different levels of reading ability as well. Beginners may find that extremely intricate decks filled with tons of symbology or a lot of intense artwork distracts from learning process. I recommend starting out with a more standard deck such as Rider-Waite or Universal-Waite decks, or ones based on these. Different decks can be acquired once a feel for Tarot has been developed. Many of learning guides and courses for beginners that are available are developed around these decks.
When in market to find a Tarot deck, there are numerous resources available to review them, see what others have to say and to view samples of images. One of my personal favorites is http://www.aeclectic.net arot/ which features images and reviews of hundreds of decks. The key is finding what one is naturally drawn to, and I explain more about this in my other articles, and also provide free Tarot readings as well as other great resources through my own website: http://www.SpiritualGuidanceTarot.com
Christin is an Ordained Minister and Spiritual Guidance Coach who loves to empower others. Visit her site today for unique resources such as free readings, articles, forums, and her Free eBook “Psychic Skills Exploration & Development”. http://www.spiritualguidancetarot.com
The Chi of New Homes ... Feng Shui-ness and DestinyWritten by Edward B. Toupin
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This all seemed interesting in that type of home built seemed to fit within a particular need or desire for a given societal class. It also seems to be that people purchase a home that supports issues and lessons on which they are embarking. This approach is a hidden, and ingenious, psychological "marketing gimmick" for builders. Indeed, most people will always go toward that which is most comfortable.
Of course, one cannot specifically reference outcome by class regarding selection of home structure. However, it seems that architecture of today reflects mind set of country as a whole. While, in long run, many choose best house they can afford for their family, comfort, and lifestyle; however, most are unconscious of effects of space while focusing on structural illusion.
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