On January 10, 2010, Heroic Tarot received its first Yelp review. Four years later and the love is still going strong. I am extremely grateful for being granted the gift of sharing my Tarot knowledge with the public. Being of service is a privilege that I greatly treasure. Thank you to all of my clients who have shared their stories with me. Thank you for trusting me with your dreams, fears, goals and joys. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a review. To celebrate, I wanted to share the first and still one of my favorite reviews of Heroic Tarot:
Month: March 2014
The world is made up of stories. Or is that stories make up the world? Either way, in our comics, novels, television shows and movies, we are all inundated with narrative. Many folks enjoy their stories with cliffhangers, tantalizing moments of peril in which they are suspended until the next installment. Others enjoy complete done-in-one stories in which all the plots and character moments are resolved in a tidy fashion. Which is more satisfying? Is there some crossover to be had with both approaches?
San Francisco is the birthplace of so many amazingly creative endeavors and last month I was fortunate to participate in one called The Identity Project. It has been a while since I had had my portrait taken by a professional and I was extremely pleased with the results by Portraits to the People photographer Sarah Deragon. In regards to this particular undertaking, Deragon’s website states, ” This photography project seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” In her interview with The Bold Italic, Deragon says:
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~Rumi
Do you ever feel like you are in the eye of a hurricane while everyone and everything else is spinning around you? How do find composure within that chaos? The Temperance card of the Tarot holds the key to moderation, reminding us of our vitality and how to balance our mental, physical and emotional well-being. In the image above (drawn by Pamela Colman Smith), we see Raphael, the angel of healing. He stands with one foot in the water and one foot on the shore, illustrating his bridge-building capabilities. He is literally dancing between worlds. He pours water from one cup into another and back again as a symbol of his emotional equilibrium. He releases his feelings in accordance with the other elements in his life and recombines them over and over again to find a new heart-based response. Temperance teaches us to travel the middle road in order to avoid extremes. It is a blending of two ideas or materials into a new form. This is alchemy and it requires optimism, enthusiasm and confidence.