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Monday, 28 July 2014

Tarot Tip Tuesdays - Establish Credibility And Trust As A Tarot Reader

Whether you are new to Tarot and in the throes of building a connection with your Tarot cards or an advanced Tarot reader diligently honing your Tarot reading skills, I am putting out a Tarot tip a week to help you to consistently make Tarot a part of your everyday life.

I chanced upon a very disturbing news in the newspapers on Sunday, about a supposed "psychic" who was arrested for her attempt to cheat a client.  The article has been appended within this blogpost  for ease of reference. 

I lamented often enough about skeptical people who thought metaphysical matters like Tarot, Numerology and Astrology were vestiges of quackery conjured by charlatans who coined the word "mystical" to describe spiritual matters in the hope of robbing you off your month's earnings at fairgrounds.  I was often spurred by these skeptics to demystify the subject matter. I had also been helping my protégés and other Tarot newbies get comfortable with dealing with skepticism by writing at length about this

That was why when I read that article in the newspapers, I was so filled with rage that fraudulent people like these had made my job even harder.

A Social Experiment On Close-Mindedness  

I performed an experiment once, to understand perceptions of others to my intuitive skills.  I registered to join an exclusive business women's group in Singapore a few months ago, using my Sun Goddess Tarot credentials.  This group had strict membership policies and membership approvals were granted by an executive committee.  Membership criteria included requiring one to be a female entrepreneur or a mid to senior level corporate executive.  Fabulous! I was both.   Its purpose was to foster learnings and networking opportunities between like-minded women who were achievers in their own right.  I loved to meet more professional women and gain new knowledge from them. I still have yet to hear from the group's membership coordinator.  

The next thing I did was to register for a membership to that group using my credentials as the head of Marketing and Communications for a financial MNC.  I recieved an email a week later confirming that my membership request had been accepted.  I declined the opportunity very kindly as I was not sure I wanted to be part of a group run by close-minded people. It just saddened me that this group of close-minded people were women.  I thought women, through their multiple roles as wife, mother, daughter, and careerist who were open-minded enough to fight for equality in the workplace, adequate maternity leave, education against spousal abuse and other causes, they would have been open-minded to one who had a business that was a little different from the norm yet based on skills that were part innate and part nurtured through years of studies...much like Communications.

I acknowledged that such perceptions might have been fueled by differing opinions about metaphysical matters, lack of understanding about the subject matter or  differing view points about what should be deemed  a "proper job" and what was not.  

Although I got quite annoyed by such close-mindedness, and would attempt to educate them as best as I could, it made me even more upset when I chanced upon news about fraudulent psychics who gave genuine ones a really bad name.  I could not blame anyone for being skeptical about my gifts when there are such disgustingly fraudulent people who would prey on the superstitions of innocent people.


So today, my Tarot Tips for this Tuesday are meant to help new Tarotpreneurs establish trust and credibility with your clients. 

1) If you are about to meet your client for the very first time, prior to that meeting, do start a conversation  to know your client better.  Ask your client how he or she had found you, was it via a random google search,  your other social media platforms or word of mouth.  Ask your client what he or she was hoping to get out of a reading with you. This would show how genuinely interested you are in your client's needs.

2) Before meeting your client, share your blog so that your client may understand your style, your skills and experience better.  You might also want to share a list of client testimonials describing the positive impact you had on them.

3) At the start of the Tarot reading session, ask your clients if it was their first time visiting a Tarot reader and if it was, what their fears or worries were.  Then allay your clients' fears by explaining the purpose of a Tarot reading, demystify the skill by explaining the reading process as clearly as possible, and allay his or her fears that you are not dabbling in anything sinister.

4) Do not rattle a bunch of misguided myths to your clients.  An example would be  telling them that Tarot cards could only be read by psychics.  That would be absolutely untrue. Anyone can learn to read Tarot cards.

5) As a Tarot reader, you would be governed by a set of ethics which established the boundaries within which you operate. Explain these code of ethics to your clients upfront.  You might also belong to  a professional Tarot Association like the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI) or the American Tarot Association (ATA).  They always have a code of ethics by which  members are expected to follow.  

6) Establish your credentials, be it certifications, your years of study, years of experience and even a ball park number of clients that you had been reading for.

7) Always do a check on the comfort level of your client, and clarify what he or she might not understand.  Before you pick your cards to another Tarot spread, always ask for permission to read beyond the original question asked.

8) Assure your client that you took confidentiality very seriously, not only about the content of the reading but also about the fact that he or she had visited you at all for a reading.

9) One of the biggest hallmarks of credibility would be the acknowledgement of your skills by well-known, acclaimed and highly experienced Tarot professionals within the community. So do share any write-ups or references from these Tarot professionals about you should you have any.

10)  If you had contributed articles to Tarot-related publications or spoke at a Tarot conference, do ensure that you make reference to these in your conversation with your client as well.

I hope these tips can help you build a relationship of trust between your clients and you, and over time,  you could manage skepticism with ease as you build your credibility as a Tarot professional.

May your Tarot cards provide you with a full deck of possibilities throughout your day.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and an intuitive reader by accident who deploys the combined modalities of a Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills to deliver her readings with authenticity. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
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From The New Paper on Sunday, 27th July 2014

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Tarot Tip Tuesdays - Try Not To Piss Off Your Tarot Reader

Whether you are new to Tarot and in the throes of building a connection with your Tarot cards or an advanced Tarot reader diligently honing your Tarot reading skills, I am putting out a Tarot tip a week to help you to consistently make Tarot a part of your everyday life.

This week, I thought to turn the tables and use this blogpost for Tarot Tip Tuesdays as a resource for advice to clients seeking a meaningful reading from a professional Tarot reader.  

Sometimes, I might meet clients who had visited me for the first time and have never obtained a Tarot reading before.  The smart ones would be upfront with me about the fact that they were "Tarot reading virgins" and would openly and honestly ask for advise on what type of questions they could ask and how should they ask these questions.  I loved such 2-way engagement with these clients and they always leave my table feeling happy, empowered and less stressed.   

Conversely, I have also met clients who turned our Tarot reading session into a complete disaster either due to their prejudice, misguided expectations or obnoxious behaviour   Tips for Tarot readers who  had been through such experiences could be found here.


Today, my Tarot Tips for this Tuesday are meant for clients intending to seek a meaningful reading from a professional Tarot reader:

1) Have an open and honest conversation with your Tarot reader about your expectations from the reading and what outcomes you hope to derive out of the reading. Be clear with the details of the background and other necessary information that could help your reader connect with your situation.

2) Always ask your questions in a clear and focused manner.  If you are not sure how to ask a focused question, your reader should help you to frame these questions in a way that will help the cards provide a clear and focused advice.

3) Be realistic about your expectations of a Tarot reading.  Tarot cards are not meant to predict the future.  They are meant to guide you and provide you advice with which you can use to make the right decisions to effect your desired outcomes.

4) Be respectful to both your Tarot reader and the Tarot cards.  Do not throw your tantrums at the reader just because you did not like what you hear.  Do not rant about your reader by calling him or her a charlatan or a quack and definitely, do not throw the cards callously on the table in frustration.

5) Do not take your husband, wife or partner to a Tarot reading, and ask awkward questions while pointing an accusatory finger at him or her about any misdemeanor, imaginary or otherwise.

6)  Ensure that you keep within the boundaries of the Tarot reader's code of ethics when you ask your questions.  If you are not sure what these codes are, do ask your reader.  Some Tarot readers will not read on subject matters related to health for example, so establish that boundary upfront and respect it.

7) I know it is nice to have moral support from a friend or friends when you arrive at your reading hoping to get advice on a relationship issue for example.  However, please respect that the space between your reader, the Tarot cards and you is sacred, so you might want to refrain from having a group of friends whooping and cheering on from behind you while you are having your reading.

8)  It is flattering when you find your Tarot reader quite super but please do not attempt to flirt with your reader or ask him or her out on a date.  Keep the relationship strictly professional.

9)  Do not arrive at your reading reeking of alcohol.  You would like your Tarot reader to provide advice with as much clarity as possible so you had better be sober enough to ask clear and focused questions.

10) A Tarot reading requires a lot of energy and effort put in by your Tarot reader. Paying him or her for the session is a rightful exchange of energy so please do not threaten not to pay for the session just because you did not like what you have heard. 

I hope these tips ensure that your Tarot reading session is a meaningful one.  So, try not to piss your reader off if you want the session to help you steer your decisions towards the right outcome.


May your Tarot cards provide you with a full deck of possibilities throughout your day.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and an intuitive reader by accident who deploys the combined modalities of a Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills to deliver her readings with authenticity. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SunGoddessTarot
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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Tarot Tip Tuesdays - Doing Tarot Readings At Events Need Not Be Stressful

Whether you are new to Tarot and in the throes of building a connection with your Tarot cards or an advanced Tarot reader diligently honing your Tarot reading skills, I am putting out a Tarot tip a week to help you to consistently make Tarot a part of your everyday life.


Have you ever done or been asked to do Tarot readings at events?  Have you ever felt uncomfortable doing Tarot readings for a big group of people? If your experience doing Tarot readings at events is limited, or you have just recently turned professional as a Tarot reader and are about to get your first taste of doing a Tarot reading at an event,  that would be completely normal. 

 I was the same when I started out as a professional Tarot reader. I remembered my nervousness, as I shuffled my Tarot cards with sweaty palms at my first big event.  In fact, I even remembered wanting to cancel my engagement with the client about 2 weeks before the event, but thought better of it because it would have reflected so badly on my professionalism.  

So here goes your Tarot Tips for this Tuesday if you are planning to do Tarot readings at events:

1) Practice doing Tarot readings in groups by inviting your friends and your friends of friends,  for a mini reading session. This will help you assess the right speed at which the reading is conducted and offer you opportunities to try out  smaller but effective  Tarot spreads suitable for readings at events.

2) Have an indepth discussion with the event host to understand the theme of the event as that will influence how you would dress for it or which Tarot decks you might want to use.  Obtain a high level understanding of  the profile of the guests who will be attending the event.

3) Ensure that there is an agreement on your fees and charges with the event host up front.  Some readers get paid a flat fee according to the duration of the event or the number of guests likely to be obtaining a reading from you. Some readers also get paid a fee and the transport charges on top of that fee.

4) Do a recce of the venue before the event to pick out the perfect spot at which both the event host and you are comfortable with.  Work collaboratively with the event host and be opened to him or her about your need to perform a tarot reading at a spot that is quieter, and set further away from where the guests will be mingling or the band is playing.

5) Create a sacred space within which you will be doing the Tarot readings at the event. You might want to bring your own table cloth, and decorate the table with some crystals perhaps.  I also always cleanse the space with sage incense to ensure that I protect the energy within that space, for the benefit of my querants and I.

6)  Always meditate and ground yourself before the event. This is important as it will help you manage an onslaught of different energies from the numerous querant that you will be reading for at the event.  In fact, throughout the event, you are advised to take regular breaks in between to do the same.

7) Keep the Tarot spread small and simple.  I usually perform a 3-5 card spread when I do Tarot readings at events.  If you decide to overlay Tarot readings with Numerology and Astrology readings as well, then I would suggest that you keep it to a simple 3-card spread. Remember, time is critical because the last thing you want to do is to leave a few guests disappointed just because you had no time to complete the readings.

8)  Although you had been hired to read for the guests at the event, you are permitted to refuse to do a Tarot reading for any of the guests who are drunk, obnoxious, rude or behaving badly in any other way.  Do not get intimidated by anyone and always be open and honest with the event host should you feel uncomfortable in any way.

9). Have a glass of water beside you throughout the duration that you are doing the Tarot readings as your energy levels will slowly wane and you will be very thirsty from all that intense conversations you will be having with the querants.  

10) Have a light meal before the event, just enough to sustain your energy levels. I always have plenty of fruits and water before performing Tarot readings at events.  You are advised not to have any alcohol during the readings even when offered by the event host or the guests.  Even a single glass of wine could affect your clarity of thought when you read for your querants. 

11) You are permitted to enjoy yourself as much as the guests at the event.  Have fun, lighten up and use that opportunity to give out name cards, build your leads and get to know as many people as possible.

Lastly, I took the liberty to gather some more tips from my fellow tarotists.  Some good ones include:
- keeping a bottle of water with you at all times so you can rehydrate frequently, 
- bringing along your own table cloth,
- keepingsome clever, light-hearted one-liners up your sleeves for difficult situations like when a querant is skeptical,
- taking a wee piece of cardboard along with you just in case the table has a wonky leg (I do dislike doing a Tarot readings over a jiggly table).

Thank you Bonnie Cehovet and Karen Sealey for adding your words of wisdom to my list of Tarot Tips for this Tuesday.

May your Tarot cards provide you with a full deck of possibilities throughout your day.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and an intuitive reader by accident who deploys the combined modalities of a Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills to deliver her readings with authenticity. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SunGoddessTarot
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Friday, 11 July 2014

Effectively Managing Work Family And Me During This Full Moon InCapricorn

Blessed Full Moon everyone!  I love the fact that Full Moon is the time I manifest my goals and bring to fruition whatever intention I had set for myself.  

Setting My Intentions At The New Moon

When I entered the New Moon a few weeks ago, I was forced to confront some residual resentment from the past.  I set my intention then to "plant seeds of joy" once I  let go of that past hurt and resentment. I moved past those old wounds and set out to be aware of what fulfilled me, create my own opportunities and  build my own happiness.   So, as I walked towards this  Full Moon, I strived to create a harmonious balance between my family life, work life and my business.  I worked very hard to create "my abundance".


Juggling Work, Business And Family

When I arrived at this Full Moon in Capricorn, I pushed myself to put 200% into everything I did.  I did not believe in barriers, and my take on life was "never say never"... almost like that resilient mountain goat that represented the zodiac sign of Capricorn.  Have you ever seen how mountain goats climb the mountains to hunt for food without the fear of any obstacles? I refused to allow any obstacles to get in the way of my effort to create abundance.

 Juggling the demands of family life, a career and a business was no easy feat.  However,  aided by the energies of this Full Moon, it had given me the impetus to conquer these challenges with a "I want it all" attitude.  

Being Present

I know however that I was increasingly driving the hubby crazy with my ambitions and high expectations of myself.  He had been worried about the way I had been driving myself very hard with a punishing schedule of multiple commitments from endless work meetings, managing my marketing team, back to back Tarot and Numerology readings, and taking care of my family. Unconsciously, I attempted to be Super Mum, Super Wife, corporate hot shot and Wonder Woman all rolled into one.  However, those who mattered, really just wanted me to be present. The hubby wanted me to stick to my promise of putting everything down for that date night once a week. The boy wanted me to just sit by him from time to time when he was doing his homework, so that he could tell me about his day at school.    The team at work just wanted part of the old me back when they enjoyed "happy lunches" with me.   

Clearly, the Full Moon cast light on the fact that I needed to spend time nurturing relationships with the people who mattered by being present for them.  I was not surprised.  These relationships were so important to me because I would not be as successful as I am today without these people who mattered. I finally saw the full reflection of the Full Moon from what sat opposite - the Sun in Cancer.  As you know, the watery sign of Cancer influences emotions, intuition, and relationships. I could not run away from the fact that as I worked hard to build my successes in my career and my business, I needed to remember that I could be successful only with the love and support of the most important people in my life.

Taking Care Of Me

The Full Moon in Capricorn also illuminated the fact that sometimes, I needed to be more down -to -earth and attempt to keep my ambitions in check. Yes, I wanted to live life with a "I want it all" attitude, but if I did not spend time taking care of me, then there would not be any point in having it all.  

So this is what I am manifesting during this Full Moon - I resolve  to be present for my loved ones by putting as much time aside for them as possible whilst taking care of me.  The new entries in my diary looks something like this, "Date night with my man - Friday.  Happy lunch with my team - Thursday.  Long chat with the boy - every night.  Visit Mom and Dad - Sunday. Personal training - Monday to Friday. Absolutely no Tarot and Numerology readings on weekends if possible." 

Making a conscious effort to take care of me,  I have transformed  my lifestyle with a healthier diet and a 5-days-a-week fitness regime that included kickboxing.  I believe that by being fit and healthy, it will ensure that I meet the demands of work, business and family life even more effectively. 

"Taking good care of you means that the people in your life recieve what's best of you and not what's left of you." ~ Carl Bryan

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and an intuitive reader by accident who deploys the combined modalities of a Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills to deliver her readings with authenticity. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SunGoddessTarot
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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Tarot Tip Tuesdays - Keep It Simple Again: Another Reading Using Tarot And Numerology

Whether you are new to Tarot and in the throes of building a connection with your Tarot cards or an advanced Tarot reader diligently honing your Tarot reading skills, I am putting out a Tarot tip a week to help you to consistently make Tarot a part of your everyday life.

So here goes your Tarot Tip for this Tuesday:
After posting last week's blog post for  Tarot Tip Tuesday,  I had several emails and messages from clients, protégés and friends who thought that the blog post was very useful.  So I had decided to do another one.  Someone requested that I included some basic traits of each number for a high level numerological interpretation that were "easy-to-remember".  That was a fabulous idea and I certainly hope that true to the spirit of this blogpost, the content will help you keep your readings simple.


Numerological Traits

Here are a list of numerological traits attached to each number. Although these traits listed here are brief and provide you only a high level summary of the vibrational energy attached to each number, they are quite useful whenever you calculate a querant's basic numerological makeup like his or her character and lifepath numbers, 

1:   Ambitious, Aggressive, Stubborn, Innovative
2:   Tactful, Thrive in peaceful, harmonious situations, Clingy, Intuitive, Sensitive
3:   Creative, Expressive, Communicative, Happy-go-lucky, Fun-loving
4:   Organized,  Structured, Disciplined, Hardworking
5:   Restless, Needs mental stimulation, Easily bored, Loves travel, Adventurous
6:   Nurturing, Giving, Selfless, Family-oriented, Good with communication, Soft persuasion skills
7:  Thinker, Analyzer, Loner, Spiritual
8:  Entrepreneurial, Business-minded, Financially savvy, Hard-nosed, Hardworking, Persistent, workaholic
9:  Generous, Humanitarian, Protective of space, Knowledge seeking, Idealistic

Step 1: Obtain the basic information from your querant.  All you would need is a birthdate and a focused question. Remember to keep the question focused so that the advice provided can be a focused one.

The Client: Brian

Birthdate:  26 July 1979
Astrological Sign : Leo

Question: I have been looking for a job for the past 1 year after resigning from a previous job due to my inability to get along with a new boss that joined the team after a re-organization happened in the company. What is the possibility of finding a new job ?

Step 2: Calculate your querant's character and lifepath numbers. These will offer you a glimpse of your querant's attitudes and behavior and how he or she responds to a given situation.


Character (behavior and attitudes ) : Add the compound number of your querant's day of birth.  In this case, his day of birth is 26, so his character number is 8  (2+6 = 8).

Brian's character number was 8, corresponding to the Strength card in tarot. This indicated that he was a  very persevering person in the face of challenges. 8 was the number of one who had a special gift for business as he could conceive ideas and plans on a grand scale. He had good executive skills and was a good judge of values. With his dogger personality, Brian would not have a problem looking for that job because he would leave no stones unturned. If he wanted to try his hand at establishing his own business, that could be an alternative option with which he could meet his goals too.  Brian's character number is aligned with the traits of his astrological sign Leo too.  As a Leo, he was dynamic and ambitious and enjoyed making an impression on others, although sometimes he could come across as being quite aggressive and domineering.  He had to temper his  aggressiveness, and forward attitude so that he did not come across as being too overbearing and consequently intimidating to the hiring managers  whom he had interviewed with.  So my advice to Brian was to harness the strengths of his character 8 and his astrological sign Leo to approach his job search with optimism, confidence and determination.  

 Life Path (Opportunities and lessons in life) : Add the day of birth, month of birth and year of birth.  Then add up the individual numbers of the compound number.    In this case, by adding up his day of birth 26, his month of birth 7 and his year of birth  1979, the compound number is 41. On further reduction of that compound number, his life path number is 5 (2+6+7+1+9+7+9 = 41).  Then reduce the compound number (4+1 = 5).

Brian's life path was  5. This told me that life offered him opportunities to be catalyst for change and required him to be flexible and resilient to these changes. He needed freedom of thought, freedom to explore new things. He needed to walk a journey that was off the beaten track, and  travel to gain more knowledge.  With his lifepath 5, I advised Brian to be opened to job opportunities that may stretch him outside of his comfort zone.  This will offer him opportunities to learn new skills and gain new knowledge.  I also advised him to roll with the punches when he came face to face with organizational changes in future,  by viewing such changes as an opportunity to step up and shine, he could possibly make a difference to his team or the company.

Step 3: Now that you have got a glimpse of your querant's attitudes and how he or she might respond to a given situation, you can create a simple Tarot spread.  Use the birthdate numerology to deepen the insight from the cards and guide you as you provide your querants a focused advice. 

Tarot cards picked:  Past - Queen of Swords ; Present - Page of Pentacles Reversed; Future - 2 of Cups 

Past - Queen of Swords
If the  Queen of Swords was a manifestation of Brian in his past, it seemed to be a reflection of his sentiments that he had the skills, experience and knowledge needed for whatever job he set his sights on.  However, knowing that he had a character number 8 and was a Leo and that he might have come across as arrogant, domineering or overbearing, I cautioned Brian that he needed to sell his skills and talent with an approach that convinced the hiring managers he was not only talented and skilled but was a humble person who could work cohesively within a team.  As the Queen of Swords, it could also be a manifestation of Brian in his last job trying to assert his independence and shine above his new boss with his experience and skills, when what he should have done was to proactively assure his new boss that his skills and experience would be a good support for the boss. I would not be surprised with this and his "Queen of Swords" hard-edged attitude could have come between them both.  
This was a good experience for Brian because what he should have done was to harness the resilience and flexibility afforded him with his lifepath number 5 to manage that boss.

Present - Page of Pentacles Reversed
The reversed Page was a manifestation of the current blockages standing in the way of his achieving his career goals. He might have been nurturing ideas in his mind, and trying to think about his goals and the best type of jobs that suited him but he was possibly not doing enough to put an action plan together to ensure he could achieve these goals in a practical manner. This lined up with the restlessness from his lifepath number 5 so Brian was advised to be more grounded in his approach to evaluating his career goals and the direction he was steering to get to his goals.  At the same time, the Page also indicated that in his job search, he was focusing too much on short-term goals, for example, his need for financial security  rather than sustainable and long-term goals. He would  need to move beyond material satisfaction and towards what would bring him sustainable happiness and fulfillment.

Future - 2 of Cups
The 2 of Cups assured Brian that he would be able to find a job soon that would fulfill him and would tap on his creativity.  There would be organizational fit between him and his new role and he would be enjoying a lot of connection with his new boss and colleagues.  With the persistent nature of his character 8, I had no doubt that Brian would be able to find that job he wanted and achieve his career goals.  As a Leo, I advised that as long as he remained true to his vision and went out there to make an impression with his optimism and confidence, his hiring managers would find that he could be an asset to the company.
As you can see, the Tarot spread is small and all it took was the querant's birthdate to add another dimension to the advice given. Although the process was quite straightforward and simple, the advice given to the querant is robust enough to empower him to work on it and change his course of action to achieve his goals,
You can try it some time.   If you need to understand the different vibrational energy and traits attached to each number when you calculate one's numerology, do refer again to the list of numerological traits appended within this blogpost.

May your Tarot cards provide you with a full deck of possibilities throughout your day.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and an intuitive reader by accident who deploys the combined modalities of a Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills to deliver her readings with authenticity. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

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Monday, 30 June 2014

Tarot Tip Tuesdays - Keep It Simple With Numerology And Tarot

Whether you are new to Tarot and in the throes of building a connection with your Tarot cards or an advanced Tarot reader diligently honing your Tarot reading skills, I am putting out a Tarot tip a week to help you to consistently make Tarot a part of your everyday life.

So here goes your Tarot Tip for this Tuesday:
 I have been trying to keep things simple. Some of my peers keep their Tarot spreads really small but effective, and I have been quite inspired by them.  If you have your querant's  birthdate, a focused question and just a couple of Tarot cards, these would be enough to provide an adequate advice to guide him or her through an issue.   Here is how you can do it and I will be using an actual client's question to illustrate this.

Step 1: Obtain the basic information from your querant.  All you would need is a birthdate and a focused question. Remember to keep the question focused so that the advice provided can be a focused one.

The Client: Helen

Birthdate:  25 January 1983
Astrological Sign : Aquarius

Question: What advice can Tarot provide to help me in my effort to meet the right person for a meaningful relationship ?

Step 2: Calculate your querant's character and lifepath numbers. These will offer you a glimpse of your querant's attitudes and behavior and how he or she responds to a given situation.


Character (behavior and attitudes ) : Add the compound number of your querant's day of birth.  In this case, her day of birth is 25, so her character number is 7  (2+5 = 7).
From her character number, I deduced that Helen was a perfectionist. She over-analyzed situations and would spend a lot of time mulling over potential suitors, deciding whether or not he was a perfect match for her.  When a relationship did not go as plan, she would again over-rationalize it, and turn the situation over and over again in her head, thus causing her, over time, to build up walls around her in a bid to protect herself.  No wonder she was not getting much head way in developing meaningful relationships with potential partners.   She had also formed such high expectations of her potential partners that often she lets romantic opportunities slip past her. Now this lined up with her zodiac sign Aquarius which clearly influenced her idealism and her tendency to over-rationalize situations.

With just the character number and her zodiac sign, the advice I gave Helen was to balance her head and heart when it came to managing her perceptions about potential partners. She should try to manage her expectations of them and loosen up abit so that she could fully enjoy discovering new relationships.

 Life Path (Opportunities and lessons in life) : Add the day of birth, month of birth and year of birth.  Then add up the individual numbers of the compound number.    In this case, by adding up her day of birth 25, her month of birth 1 and her year of birth  1983, the compound number is 29. On further reduction of that compound number, her life path number is 2 (2+5+1+1+9+8+3 = 29).  Then reduce the compound number (2+9 = 11. 1+1 = 2).

Her lifepath number 2 told me that life offered her opportunities to heal, guide, support and teach others from her life experiences.  She also had opportunities to bring people together and be that peacemaker during tension-filled situations.  Given this insight, I was sure a lot of men gravitated to her because of her nurturing and supportive nature.  They could trust her as a good friend and advisor.  Sometimes, she should genuinely render such support instead of setting expectations for herself that these guys who approach her could potentially be "marriageable material". This would take the pressure off her tendency to over-think about potential partners and perhaps allow her to enjoy meaningful friendships which have the potential to grow into something deeper if time and chemistry permitted.

Step 3: Now that you have got a glimpse of your querant's attitudes and how he or she might respond to a given situation, you can just pick a card to understand the current situation, one for his or her obstacle and another one for advice.  Use the birthdate numerology to deepen the insight from the cards and guide you as you provide your querants a focused advice. 
Tarot cards picked:  Situation - The World Reversed ; Obstacle - Emperor Reversed ; Advice - 8 of Swords.
Situation - The World Reversed
The World reversed is indicative of Helen having experienced past relationships that had gone bad and she had not healed or there was no closure.  The  lack of closure is preventing her from embarking on new relationships in a meaningful manner. Remember, we had established through her numerology that she had been turning her experience with the past relationship over and over in her head that she had gradually built walls around her? The World Reversed affirms this and tells me that Helen is possibly clinging to residual resentment and hurt, yet she feels frustrated about not being able to meet the right guy. 
Obstacle - The Emperor Reversed
As a manifestation of her obstacle, this card tells me that Helen is a strong, and perhaps domineering and even possessive person.  When it comes to relationships, she might unconsciously expect that she can steer it to the perfect relationship that she had  shaped in her mind.  This had the potential of overwhelming potential partners. Relationships are about love and support whilst respecting individual growth and space.  Remember that the numerology we had calculated for her pointed to the fact that she had high expectations of her potential partners and when life blows these guys her way when she could be a source of support and advice for them, sometimes she could overwhelm them with her expectations as she attempts to suss if they are "marriageable material".
Advice - 8 of Swords 
The 8 of Swords reversed advised Helen to free herself from her preconceived notions of what the perfect relationship should be.  She should also let to of past hurts and resentment and change her perspective or approach about potential relationships.  This swords card was the perfect advice to end the spread and the reading simply because most of Helen's issues were driven by mental limitations like her pre-set perceptions, and her high expectations as deduced by her numerology.
As you can see, the Tarot spread is small and all it took was the querant's birthdate to add another dimension to the advice given. Although the process was quite straightforward and simple, the advice given to the querant is robust enough to empower her to work on it and change her course of action to achieve her goals,
You can try it some time.   If you need to understand the different vibrational energy and traits attached to each number when you calculate one's numerology, you can visit any good, reputable numerology website.

May your Tarot cards provide you with a full deck of possibilities throughout your day.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and an intuitive reader by accident who deploys the combined modalities of a Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills to deliver her readings with authenticity. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

A Lesson In Letting Go During The New Moon In Cancer



Tomorrow, we celebrate the New Moon in Cancer. It marks a new beginning for me of epic proportions.

The synchronicity of the Universe was just amazing. My friend Martin sent me this photo yesterday that described this New Moon in Cancer so appropriately.  The watery element of the New Moon was like a swelling of emotions from within me.  These emotions had been bubbling just under the surface, waiting to burst through, only to do so when I confronted my past hurts yesterday.   I believed that the Universe had intended to wash me with these waters of my past so that I could come out from the pool cleansed and ready to serve my purpose.  

This New Moon in Cancer was particularly special for me because the Universe devised a wonderful plan to teach me an invaluable lesson about myself. I learnt to let go off aspects of the past that bound me to emotional insecurities, the need to always obtain validation and the fear of the unknown. I was forced to confront such useless energies last night. 

Here was what had happened. 

Caught Up With A Past Filled With Anger And Resentment

Yesterday evening, I parked my car at the building at which I had worked some 7 years ago. I was about to join my husband and my son for a drink to celebrate having crossed mid-week without having to throw a shoe at anyone at the office.   At the lift lobby, I bumped into an ex-boss who had caused me 2 years of immense depression and a lifetime of hypertension issues because I did not agree with his management style. I bristled in anger the minute I saw him and stomped out of the building in tears when memories of all that hurt and disappointment came flooding back in that instant. A tiny voice buzzed menacingly in my head then, attempting to convince me of how bad a marketeer I must have been, or how useless an employee I might have been that caused the rift between him and I.


Grateful For A Present Filled With Abundance

My husband bounded me off into the car to comfort me and promptly turned on the car radio.  When I heard Andrea Boccelli's magical voice, I suddenly remembered the new life I had created after resigning from that job.  Today, I lead a marketing communications team for a company that I truly enjoyed working at everyday. I felt privileged to have bosses and colleagues who inspired me and who accepted and appreciated my skills.  I built  a successful business doing Tarot, Numerology and Astrology readings that allowed me to guide my clients through their issues using my intuitive skills. My family gave me immense love and support. I was on the road towards regaining back my health and fitness. I felt so much abundance.  It was as if, I had finally come home to myself.   


Tapping On My Inner Queen Of Cups

I meditated on the Tarot Card that represented Cancer - the Queen of Cups.  The Queen was emotionally-charged, sometimes she needed to learn to balance heart and head.  She was a dreamer, who had to make special efforts to ensure that she could discern between illusion and reality.  Her highly intuitive nature guided her to navigate difficult situations introspectively.  When I came face to face with past negative energies of anger and resentment, I forced the Queen of Cups in me to  balance my emotions around what was in the now, and what had happened in the past; what energies I deemed as useless so that I could let them go and what lessons I could learn from them; the illusion of my ex-boss' dislike of me and the reality that he did not give a toss what had happened between us then, so many years ago.

I was led by the Universe to put my hand into the bag of seeds of past anger, resentment and sadness. I gave myself permission to be angry for awhile, then sprinkled these seeds of past negative energies onto the ground so that they could be healed by the cleansing earth energy in preparation for my growth.


Planting Seeds Of Joy This New Moon 

If I was not forced to step out of my comfort zone at that point when I could not get along with that ex-boss 7 years ago, I would not have found this life of abundance! When I started to think back about what I had learnt when I was caught in the middle of that career cross-road, I realized those lessons were well-leveraged when I guided my clients who went through similar situations.  I became a better manager, a better friend, a better mentor, a better wife, and a better mum because of what I had been through.  My experience taught me that only I could plant my own seeds of joy, success, fulfillment and abundance.  

I felt immense gratitude for that experience with my ex-boss. I could finally let it all go. And I let it go with love.  

So this New Moon in Cancer was a lesson for me in letting go of what was holding me down and not serving me anymore so that I could birth new strength and courage to create a better life, gain new knowledge and perspectives, and serve my purpose that was meant to be.  



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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and an intuitive reader by accident who deploys the combined modalities of a Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills to deliver her readings with authenticity. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

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Queen Of Cups From The Rosetta Tarot Deck By M.M. Meleen

Photo Credit: Martin Hook