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Tarot Reflections

  September 2005

James Wells

James Wells is a Toronto-based tarot consultant, reiki master, writer, and workshop facilitator/teacher. He has been working, living, and playing with tarot since 1979. His choice-focused, proactive style make him a popular practitioner and presenter, at home and abroad. James's mission is to assist humanity to reach its full potential, one person at a time.

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Hi Friends,

We'll check into life this month through the Shining Tribe Tarot by Rachel Pollack. Its colorful tribal pictures honor many traditions and practices. The suits are Trees, Rivers, Birds, and Stones. Court cards (or Vision Cards in this deck) are Place, Knower, Gift, and Speaker. Happy autumn!

ARIES. Temperance. It's a time of healing and merging. You can share healing energies, stories, and journeys with others. You're able to blend groups, energies, ideas, and resources that you normally wouldn't mix. Cross-fertilization is a helpful key to success.

TAURUS. Speaker of Stones, reversed. Whatever made you feel grounded and safe in the past is no longer relevant. You're letting go of old security blankets. It's also time to begin to share talents and skills that you've kept hidden for a long time. Bang your own drum!

GEMINI. 7 of Stones. As you expand your work, money, and ways of staying healthy, you're looked after by a deeper/higher power (whatever you conceive that to be). It's a great time to experiment and play with resources and to expand into multiple locations. Don't worry about travel - you'll be safe.

CANCER. Knower of Trees. You're focused on growth, but in your own way as opposed to some prescribed method. Life energy courses through you, so you're able to accomplish much. A spiritual kinship with all of Nature grows larger and larger within you. Embrace it, perhaps by getting involved with keeping the earth healthy.

LEO. The Spiral of Fortune. Life changes for the better as you break out of old, worn out patterns. You enjoy feeling liberated, happy, and able to see new healthy patterns of living and being. It's a good time to initiate projects, job searches, relationships, etc. The trick is that once you've set the wheel rolling, stand back and let it roll how it will.

VIRGO. 7 of Trees, reversed. You're experimenting with self-image, perhaps imagining what you'd look like in different circumstances. You're less scared of the great potential that is within you, so self-compassion and self-love begin to expand. Meditation on the heart chakra is beneficial to you.

LIBRA. Awakening. It's "aha!" time, Libra. There's an epiphany at this time that could wake you up to your true calling. And there are others around you experiencing simultaneous "aha" moments, so you can rise up together. It's an exciting period of growing up, entering a new gateway, and moving on with joy!

SCORPIO. 9 of Birds. This is a period of integrating some sorrowful or deeply transformative experience. You're preparing to re-enter the routine after a sojourn in the underworld. A flexible schedule would be helpful to you right now. Your soul still has messages for you, so it's good to have the option of setting aside time for it.

SAGITTARIUS. The Lovers. Passionate sparks fly as you connect with others, create teams, and perhaps even find or rediscover romantic love (or at least good sex). There's delight with life as you and others learn to cooperate with one another. It's a good time for short-term contracts - sign up!

CAPRICORN. Place of Trees. You dare to let others see your wilder, more individual side. There's cause for celebration, perhaps due to "harvesting" the fruits of your labours at long last. Group activities such as ritual, ceremony, self-discovery circles, etc. enhance the sense of creative individuality (interesting paradox).

AQUARIUS. 8 of Trees. You escape from a situation that felt dubious, unpleasant, or dangerous. Once you re-evaluate who you will be or won't be in this situation, you'll be able to bail out lickety-split. As you do so, you may be tempted to limit or edit your self-expression. Just open your arms, flap, and see yourself fly!

PISCES. The High Priestess, reversed. Subtle intuitions, hunches, and visions lead you through the labyrinth that is you right now. You're on a personal spiritual journey that not too many people know about. You're using your ancient, wise knowing to sculpt a spirituality that is not pre-fabricated, but rather comes from within your own realm of dreams and soul.

All good things,


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