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Rather than start the year on January 1st, I prefer kicking things off with the first full moon of the New Year. I usually begin with clearing a large space in my home, usually on my office floor, and a jar of very colorful pens that help me highlight and fill in my planners (yes, I have three) with goals and priorities that are supported by a lunar calendar. While I don’t always swing it, I try my best to see that my projects and schedule work in tandem with the eight phases of the moon and when I’m really on top of things I avoid making plans when the moon is void of course.
Tonight’s full moon is in the sensitive sign of Cancer making it not only ideal for divining, but also for activating and planning heartfelt work that supports the idea that including our emotional needs in our plans makes for happy outcomes. In order to maintain this focus I’ve created a Look Ahead casting sheet that features the twelve full moons of 2017. The aim is to have each full moon serve as snapshot reminders of what lies ahead. It’s also during the full moon that my projects become illuminated and reveal their greatest potential.
I invite you to give this casting sheet a try. It’s really very easy and just about any casting tool or deck of cards can be included. For this particular sheet I’m using the Magpie Oracle Keepsake Box. Here’s how it works:
I’ve always been fascinated with the many names people have given to the moon. For this casting sheet I’ve applied names assigned by Native American tribes, though you can customize your sheet by adding your own.
Once you’ve printed your casting sheet, write on the central moon image what it is you hope to achieve in 2017. Next, settle in and revisit what you wrote. Imagine how you would feel if and when you achieved your goals. From that perspective randomly select one to three charms for each full moon on your sheet.
Following are sample questions you can apply to your divination, though I encourage you to create questions that put you in direct alignment with your personal plans.
Once you finish the divination take a photo of it and keep the image on one of your devices as a screen saver. This way you can keep track of your progress.
January 12, Wolf Moon in Cancer: What action will create security in my home, family and community?
February 11, Snow Moon in Leo: How can I best lead the way towards achieving my goals?
March 12, Worm Moon in Virgo: What is the order needed for manifesting my desired results?
April 11, Pink Moon in Libra: What is the harmonious outcome that wants my attention?
May 10, Flower Moon in Scorpio: What is ready to be renewed?
June 9, Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius: How can I best move ahead with my adventure?
July 9, Buck Moon in Capricorn: What aspect of my long term goal wants my attention?
August 7, Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius: How can I stay open-minded to new possibilities when they are presented?
September 6, Harvest Moon in Pisces: What is the most imaginative approach I can take?
October 5, Hunters Moon in Aries: What’s my niche/brand/signature?
November 4, Beaver Moon in Taurus: What am I ready to give the works to?
December 3, Cold Moon in Gemini: How can I best adapt to changes coming my way?
Posted on January 12, 2017, by Carrie Paris
Happy New Year Everyone! Over the holidays I received the wonderful news that the Sirens’ Song Lenormand won a 2016 Tarosophists Annual Tarot & Divination Award! This was an unexpected surprise and one I know couldn’t have happened without your support. As a way of saying Thank You, the Sirens’ Song is now having a 30% off celebratory sale between now and Febrauary 1, 2017. Get one here while the sale lasts or purchase below!
FOR U.S. ORDERS $38
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(Plus $6 shipping & handling. Shipping goes out every Wednesday)
Everywhere Else $38
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Pre-Orders for the Magpie Oracle Kits (with added surprise) are Happening Until February 1, 2017!
I’m also taking pre-orders for the Magpie Oracle Lenormand Kit and Keepsake Box. These kits sell out quickly so now is your chance to get one or both. I’m going to be on the road and in the air a lot this year making this is the only time in 2017 these kits will be available. Pre-Orders will come with an added surprise you won’t want to miss and closes February 1st. Once orders are in it will take an additional month to assemble and ship your shiny lovelies your way. I’m aiming to begin shipping on March 1st.
You’re a tarot-loving deck collector, or perhaps you know someone who has several decks to prove it. However one item I’m certain neither own, one that will elevate their collection to the nth degree, is the Tarot at your Table deck and dinnerware collection.
I designed this collection with Julia Hesse to rejuvenate the salons of old Europe where people came together for the purpose of inspired dialogue. We wanted to integrate the concept of a salon with the wisdom tarot and position it in a time and place most of us gather; mealtime. And so, Tarot at your Table was born and includes a set of beautiful tarot themed porcelain dinnerware with a companion major arcana deck. In addition each set comes with access to an online classroom that offers ongoing free webinars, spreads, recipes and tips for hosting successful salons.
These items are available at our Kickstarter page until December 25th. Once our campaign closes we will not be making more sets. This places your dinnerware and deck in the category of collector’s items.
So this holiday season, add a bit of European salon to your tarot collection by asking for what you really want. Send this video to your family and friends and perhaps Santa too.
Posted on December 8, 2015, by Carrie Paris
If you’ve had a reading with me you’ll know I’m fond of using Significators and the Birth and Annual cards. These terms describe a person’s personal cards which are assigned to them at birth and add an accurate layer of insight into their tarot profile. Readers determine a querent’s personal cards by calculating the numbers from their birthday with the sum total giving a precise tarot blueprint.
For the past month I’ve been putting the finishing touches on a 38 card deck called the Relative Tarot, a deck that was inspired by one of my relatives and gives sole attention to the major arcana’s Birth and Annual cards, plus the minor arcana’s Court Cards.
Rarely do I begin a reading without calculating my client’s tarot blueprint and so I wanted to create a deck that would highlight the mission that exists within their personal cards. I also wanted to provide something both querent and reader could put to use right away; a customized deck for identifying and navigating the querent’s purpose in life. In short, this deck was designed to activate the Soul’s agenda and lead the querent in knowing how to finish the sentence:
I came here to, ________.
The Relative Tarot is a major arcana and court card deck sans the pips. Each card features vintage photos that are overlaid with recognizable tarot imagery. The aim behind this combination was to bring familiar tarot symbols to life by pairing them with engaging personalities. Together they present relatable pictures that reflect our inherent potential, and individually they offer a three layered map that opens to our personal design:
The Relative Tarot’s Birth Cards serve as springboards for understanding our Soul’s mission
The Annual Cards offer an annual theme for aligning with our goals
The Court Cards put us in touch with our ancestral imprint and guide us to our royal resources
Pre-orders for this limited edition deck can be found here. Shipping begins in late February of 2016.
Buyers of the Relative Tarot will also be sent an invitation to join an ongoing study for creating personal tarot profiles. These online classes will only be free to people who have purchased the deck.
In late February, Glopilot’s website wizard, Gabe Marihugh and I will launch MyBirthCards.com, a site dedicated to understanding and working with your personal cards. The site features a handy calculator that quickly determines your Tarot Blueprint. In addition, MyBirthCards.com will offer several online classes and worksheets for activating your Soul’s mission and so much more.
Posted on August 11, 2015, by Carrie Paris
On Friday, June 26th the tarot community experienced a heartbreaking loss when we discovered the sudden passing of Nadine Bernadette Roberts. Nadine was a brave soul who withstood challenges that would make the most heroic cower, but you would never know it. Instead of falling victim to life’s tests, Nadine embodied courage under fire. It was in her nature to move from her heart rather than fear. This was most evident in how she offered a loving and positive regard toward all she met and to such a degree that everyone felt special in her company.
In 2011 my husband and I were fortunate to experience Nadine’s “brill” spirit when we met her at TarotCon UK, to which she later became a passionate presenter. During our return to the US we reminisced on the people we met at the conference. Nadine was definitely a highlight and like many we both felt elevated from the experience of meeting her. We are so heartbroken by this loss, yet incredibly thankful for the opportunity to have known and loved Nadine. How precious life is.
Nadine’s funeral will be held in the UK on July 9th. Her dear friends, Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin of Tarot Professionals have thoughtfully organized a Go Fund Me campaign to help Nadine’s partner, Alan and her family with funeral costs. Our tarot community, or what I like to call our Divi-Nation, is showing strong support by donating to the campaign with messages of love for Nadine and her family.
In an effort to add to the campaign’s goal I wanted to offer something Nadine would have loved, as well as something that would entice more people to get involved. For years I’ve owned a rare set of Freemason posters known as Tracing Boards. Each depict what’s known in craft Freemasonry as the First, Second and Third Degree boards and represent a codified example of moral, intellectual and spiritual development. This set of tracing boards are unique in that they were drawn by Lady Frieda Harris to which only a few hundred were made and even fewer that remain in excellent condition. Harris was also the artist who designed the best selling Thoth Tarot deck under the watchful eye of Aleister Crowley. The Tracing Boards are from a time when Harris was a Co-Mason:
Co-Masonry is, in brief, an offshoot of the Theosophical Society that, admits both men and women into Co-Masonic Lodges. Because Co-Masonry operates in breach of the landmarks of the United Grand Lodge of England, by admitting women, it has never been recognized as a regular branch of the society of Freemasons by regularly constituted bodies. Many regular Masons, however, appreciate the history of the Co-Masonic order and the sincerity of purpose and valuable philosophical contributions made by individual members of Co-Masonry, including Lady Harris’s renditions of the Tracing Boards… These evocative interpretations of the First, Second and Third Degree Tracing Boards were originally painted by Lady Frieda Harris. The designs incorporate the symbolism of the traditional Tracing Boards, but are distinctive for their modernity, and use of dynamic symmetry in rendering the designs.
[Harris’s] designs were undoubtedly influenced by her artistic training and experience. In 1937, Lady Harris began studying Projective Synthetic Geometry under the direction of Olive Whicher and George Adams based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Goethe. Frieda Harris also had utilized Projective Synthetic Geometry in her work designing the Thoth Tarot cards for Aleister Crowley: These cards were completed for exhibition in approximately 1942. She had considerable talent in esoteric art works.
-Freemasons of California, Mill Valley Lodge 356
The three posters (24ins x 14ins, c. 1975) are framed, under archival glass and in excellent condition. They were purchased in the UK from the reputable collector of occult books and art, Ben Fernee of Caduceus Books who states:
These posters have their own history. The original paintings were acquired by British Occultists in the 1970’s. Around 1976 a few hundred sets of these posters were printed. This is the only publication of these designs that there has been. Posters survive far less well than books, which are only rarely pinned to walls! Moreover posters are not collected by libraries, and their existence is not recorded in catalogues and bibliographies.
Nadine enjoyed a more creative approach to life and I feel she would approve of this raffle of Harris’s art. It’s very easy to enter.
By donating £22 or more to Nadine’s Go Fund Me campaign your name will automatically be added to the raffle. In addition, Marcus Katz will also chose one person from everyone donating any amount of £1 or more to receive a signed copy of his book, the MAGISTER. The winners will be notified at the completion of the campaign.
Please consider donating, we would love for you to enjoy these items in Nadine’s name. Good luck and now go tell your family and friends how much you love them.
Available now, a limited edition of the Legendary Lenormand, a delightfully, daringly different deck from the Daughters of Divination with cards by Carrie Paris and tuck box masterfully designed by Doug Thornsjo, creator of celebrated art decks including the Tarot of the Zirkus Mägi.
Inside you will discover 36 mystical Lenormand cards that illustrate an atmosphere of Mille. Lenormand’s darker parlor where cartomancy foretold the fate of legends and anthropomorphic beings reigned supreme.
Great News! The Lenormand Revolution Deck is going on Sale! This is a a special kind of sale in that the more people that order during the sale, the more of a discount everyone gets. The minimum discount is $5 off the normal price, but if 200+ copies are ordered everyone order will get 50% off. Sale ends March 8th. Have at it diviners!!
Have you ever found yourself trying to piece together the back story of people in old photos? This happened to me a few years ago when I came across a photo of my grandfather’s family, pictured to the left. I’ve seen this image many times over the years and recall my grandmother disliking it due to the poverty it portrayed. While the hardship is undeniable, the image is rich with emotion. To me it symbolizes family members having no choice but to stay behind in Southern Italy while their eldest son immigrated to America. Living in their hearts must have been a strong mix of grief with hope that their son would find a better opportunity and return a rich man. This photo, costing more than the family could possibly afford, would serve as an important reminder of why the son immigrated. Sadly he would never return to Italy nor see his family again thus making the photo a priceless possession.
No one in my family knows the name of the child in the photo and this mystery has haunted me since my youth. As I grew older I found myself viewing him as a Page found in tarot decks. He began to represent a messenger of hope for something better and new. It’s because of this association that I began an art project that took me on an unexpected journey.
On January 1st of 2012 I committed to making art for the sake of aligning with creativity. My aim was to move out of the way in order to create an opening for art to express itself. Inspired by the mystery of the child in the photo, I decided to begin my artistic quest with him and exchanged his cane with a Page’s coin and again with a wand found in a Pamela A deck. This soon followed with other overlays of tarot imagery onto cabinet cards and at about twenty pieces into the project, and through the encouragement from others, the possibility for a full deck began to emerge.
Over time I posted samples of the deck on Facebook and as a result have received some sweet feedback from many of you asking when and where the deck can be purchased. However before I can point you to an order page I still need to finish the deck and could really use your help in reaching that finish line.
How can you help? It’s easy. I’m looking for extra images that will help complete the deck and would love to include photos of your relations.
If you have older, preferably pre-1915, sepia toned cabinet cards, and/or hand tinted or black and white photos from your family album that you would like to see included in this deck, then please, by all means submit them. I can only take high resolution scans in jpeg format.
I can’t promise that all photos will be used, but what I can offer is a free deck to the submissions that do find their way into the deck. Contact me here with any questions.
If you do submit a photo with your inquiry, please add any history you know of the person in the image and which tarot card you think would be a good match for your image.
Thank you so much for reading, sharing this information, and possibly contributing to this project. I’d love to give our families this new opportunity to guide us.
Posted on February 13, 2015, by Carrie Paris
“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” ―Vern McLellan
This month’s casting calendar has a simple aim– to connect you with your vision. It begins by asking you to invite your highest vision into 2015 so that you can make lasting changes.
Click, Print & Divine
Begin by creating a space for divining. Build an area or altar where your highest vision will feel at home and want to land. Invite it in by lighting candles, playing your favorite music, or making sweet offerings. Engage your heart with your spirit and when ready, cast your charms over your casting calendar while asking for your highest vision for 2015 to reveal itself. This vision bypasses goals of weight loss, a better paying job or abstinence from guilty pleasures, and goes directly to higher guidance.
Instead of seeing a thinner you, your vision might reveal a stronger you, or an aspect of yourself that knows how to feel comfortable in your own skin. Rather than seeing yourself in a job that pays more, your vision will likely transcend that possibility and reveal a career that’s in alignment with your calling. In other words, expect the unexpected as higher guidance doesn’t deal in the mundane. Instead, it positions us with our higher purpose.
Take note of where your charms land. Whatever lands in the center of your sheet represents the vision that wants your attention. Look for the symbolic message from your charms and ask how you can apply that message to your life. Charge the month of January with what you’ve discovered from your reading. Charms that land on the day’s of the week support and build your vision. Look for a theme or the bigger picture and carry that vision with you.
Extend the divination by asking how you can act as a vehicle for these symbols to express themselves. How will your charms help you sustain your vision and in turn (and this part is key), what support will you be bringing to the vision? How will you sustain it, what will your efforts produce and how will your higher actions change or improve your life? Big questions for a big year! Are you ready to make a change? Then do so with your highest vision as your guide.
To stay connected to my readings I like to take a photo of my casting. I then add that photo to my altar and the screen saver on all my devices. The goal is to have your reading near and at hand in order to keep the vision alive. Be creative with how you maintain the message from your reading and join me here next month for more casting opportunities that support your highest vision.
Until then dear diviner, may 2015 see you making a meaningful difference in the world. Happy New Year!
If this is your first time to visit my site, welcome! Please detour here if you wish to learn more about casting sheets and the art of casting with the Lenormand Revolution or Magpie Oracle collection. The majority of my posts present casting opportunities, however they are not limited to my products. With a little creativity, just about any divination system will work. Go with the tool that speaks to your heart.
If casting isn’t your thing, randomly select and assign a charm to each day of the week. Whichever route you choose, pay attention to where your charms land and record your findings directly onto the template, a notebook or with a photo. If more than one charm shares a date on your calendar, view it as an opportunity to try your hand at symbol or card combining. If your charms bypass a day altogether, I recommend you take that as a day to keep your schedule clear. In other words, simply be.
Magpie Oracle keywords can be found here, and keywords for Lenormand Loadestones here. Need a deck? I made two printable decks for you here and here.
Posted on December 31, 2014, by Carrie Paris