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Month: April 2014

Welcome Adventure! Heroic Tarot’s May Schedule

Knight of Wands: Adventurer

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s Adventure Time! This May we shine the spotlight on the dynamic Knight of Wands as he gallops into our lives with power and direction. All of the Knights in the Tarot are characterized as pure energy and are devoted to courage and and purpose. Like all Court cards, the Knights can represent an aspect of our selves as well as someone else in our lives. See if you can recognize our featured fiery defender in the mirror or in your environment. This person or aspect  is willing to take risks, emanates creative vigor, and is ready to begin their adventures.

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22 Mysteries & Then Some

The Wise Fool
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” ~Anaïs Nin

A traditional Tarot deck consists of 78 cards; Twenty-two of these cards are known as the Major Arcana with titles to indicate their specific symbolism. There are many ways to work with these archetypal energies. Most readers of the Tarot either see the Major Arcana as individual entities or they see them as a progression of meanings. The first perspective understands each card as presenting unique traits or experiences as relevant to a person’s spiritual advancement. For example, the Hermit represents application of knowledge, the Wheel represents a change in circumstances, and so on. This approach considers numbers on each card as significant according to the idea associated with them, instead of seeing the numbers as important due to their succession.

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Keep Your Mouth Shut

Elements of Magic
The word myein is an ancient Greek verb meaning “to keep the mouth shut.” Linked to medieval initiation rites and the secrecy surrounding them, Myein has come to stand for that which cannot be explained.

In The Magician’s Dictionary: An Apocalyptic Cyclopedia of Advanced Magic(k)al Arts and Alternate Meanings, E.E. Rehmus writes that myein is the root of the word mystery and states, ”

There is a practical reason for keeping silent about private or creative projects, especially while they are in the planning stage. Any talking about a plan will be a talking out of it, because talking is an action of its own and automatically substitutes for physical action…Plans must also be hidden until the moment comes to act or others will interfere with them.

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Honor Your Truth! Heroic Tarot’s April Schedule

King of Swords

“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.” ~Warren W. Wiersbe

This month we celebrate the clear thinking of the King of Swords! In order to receive his message, keep in mind that all Kings in the Tarot depict mastery and authority in their suit and in this instance that is Air. Kings establish tradition and sustainability and can represent both yourself and another person in a reading. We do not need to limit our definition of the Kings as solely male either. Often Kings may depict anyone who is “fathering” things into a space of security and established rules.

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