Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Learn how to take of CARE your cards


Catherine Reinke-tarot card reader at at Renaissance farie

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It is equally important how you put your cards away after your reading. yes silk is a must . boxes, bags and suitcases are really ideal.
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Psychic Tarot card reading for 45 minutes with the  Rider-Waite/Doreen Virtue/Symbolon decks. 30 years of experience
Psychic Tarot card reading for 45 minutes with the  Rider-Waite/Doreen Virtue/Symbolon decks. 30 years of experience Psychic Tarot card reading for 45 minutes with the  Rider-Waite/Doreen Virtue/Symbolon decks. 30 years of experience Psychic Tarot card reading for 45 minutes with the  Rider-Waite/Doreen Virtue/Symbolon decks. 30 years of experience Psychic Tarot card reading for 45 minutes with the  Rider-Waite/Doreen Virtue/Symbolon decks. 30 years of experience Psychic Tarot card reading for 45 minutes with the  Rider-Waite/Doreen Virtue/Symbolon decks. 30 years of experience
Experienced tarot reader for over 30 years. I have always used the Rider-Waite cards and as Wikipedia tells us "While the images are deceptively simple, almost child-like, the details and backgrounds hold a wealth of symbolism."

I have been written about in several papers for my abilities,interviewed on T.V. and attended many psychic fairs as a featured reader.

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I begin my reading with the Doreen Virtue Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, to find which Goddess is influencing your reading and whom is with you at this time."The goddesses are angelic, powerful, loving beings who want to help you with every part of your life." 44 oracle cards show cross-cultural goddesses,each to help you giving you a specific message to improve your "life, health, relationships, finances, career, and spiritual path." some of the Goddess are Kuan Yin, Laksmi, Brigit, Isis, and Athena, as well as goddesses from Celtic, Mayan, Egyptian, Greek, Tibetan, Buddhist, and other traditions.

The Symbolon Tarot deck which helps to recreate memories from past lives. These beautiful cards show images from European myths and history, and on each corner of the card are astrological symbols. While designed for psychological or memory work, they are also used as a divination tool. I lay these cards over the spread, to gain additional information on the reading or to reinforce the cards.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

what does the LIFE LINE mean?

I am so happy to present to my readers this wonderful opportunity to others to learn how to read palms. I found this vintage "game" from the 1960s called TOUCH by Parker Brothers . It suddenly occurred to me that it would be great to scan in the images provided to help instruct on reading the hand. Palm reading is very complex, I have been doing it for years. I will present cards with the images on them and the meaning of them.
Brief History
From time immemorial man has been fascinated with the signs and lines found in his hand and has used them as clues to self-understanding. Indeed this most ancient of the predictive sciences goes back to before written history. The ancient physicians used the science of hand reading for prognostic aw well as diagnostic tool. India and Egypt have both been credited as the seat of palmistry but India was the cradle for Western Palmistry.

Legend has it that Aristotle , who was Alexander the Great teacher, was sent by Alexander to India to find out as much as he could about this fascinating subject. (Alexanders sword makers were gypsies and he had great interest interest in hand reading. )

Aristotle found a rare and ancient tome on hand reading and proceeded to have it translated int Latin. thus the first book to introduce hand reading to the Western World was written by Aristotle around 350 B. C. and titled "De Historai Animalium."

Aristotle taught his pupils the art of palmistry and when his students read Aristotle's hand, they were dismayed by the failings in his hands. He candidly admitted these faults and stated that in his struggle to overcome them, he had become a better person.

Through the centuries such giants as Aonazagoras, Hippocrates, Plato, Ptolemy , Galen, Paracelsus and Avicenna were all practitioners of hand analysis and used it in their work. In the early days, hand reading was used in conjuction with astrology, as the hand was considered to be a miniature horoscope. Palmistry is the more ancient of the two sciences.

after 1437, because gypsies were used as spies for the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismucdi, hand reading received a blackened reputation along with the gypsies. Religious leaders warned their people that the Gypsies were tools of the devil.

gypsies being enterprising souls, told the fascinated people that the Devil was afraid of the sign of the cross and silver. But, that if one made the sign of the cross over the gypsy's had with a silver coin, the Devil would be rendered harmless. The gypsies picketed the silver...thus, the saying "Cross my palm with silver" became the slogan of the gypsies.

Around 1800, hand reading again gained stature though its use by some of Europe's greatest men...Napoleon, Balzac, Dumas...all had their favorite hand readers.

Today medicine and psychology have once again turned to palmistry to certain types of diagnosis and research and it appears that the science may well be on its way to another Golden age.

One fact not commonly known, is that the hand is like a graph that reflects the emotional and physical changes of the body. Lines change as you change, some disappear, some new ones appear, but all tell a story that is uniquely your own, just as your hands are uniquely your own.

L-1 If the lines are on the hand as in the above it means that you are shy, aloof and because of this people sometimes consider you cold or self centered...your sex urge is more mental than physical
L-1-A Many lines cutting through the life line depict the person who is a mental hand wringer...he worries and chews about everything ...often unnecessarily. Perfectionists.

L-2 Love of life, good energy and psychical fitness, loves to travel, responds warmly to sex and generally likes to marry young.

L-3 DOUBLE LIFE LINE indicates great vitality, shows great protection from some unseen force, This is very lucky to have, as ti promises that the life will continue no matter how serious the illness or accident may be.

L-4 You have a great love of home and tradition n o matter how far you travel, Home will always be i n your heart. If ending with a slight fork, you will have a long and active life.

L-5 You have good self control and your life is governed by the ambitious side of your nature...success is very important to you.

L-6 When an island appears in the life line it indicates a period of delicacy and stress...when the line continues on it shows the stress is over.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

should we fear the Devil card? YES

Devil card often a WARNING

This is the devil card created in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. When we look at the image it certainly looks menacing, and downright evil, it is no wonder that when it shows up in a reading it gives at a minimum, pause to the quadrant and at its worse it provokes dread and fear. There are many ,if not most, web sites, that say that the devil is not meant to portend evil, Satan or the Devil. Any evil or demonic aspect is down played.This card is said to be an " an excellent indicator for success in business and career." I ask "Do we not do a disservice when we completely ignore the obvious symbolic meaning of this card, namely that of the devil, which symbolizes the devil and evil? I think we do.

Why bother to add such a card with such symbolism if that meaning is to be ignored? Let us look at some of the images created in this card. From the research we can see that it was created to mean EVIL , from the devil.

1.The card is the fifteenth trump or major Arcana 15 reduces to 6 in numerology, a number often associated with evil as in the biblical reference in Revelation to the number of the beast 666. Yet the number 6 on its own is used as the number of a man two arms, legs and one head one body ) adding to 6.

2. He sits above two naked human demons—one male, one female, who are chained to his seat. Note that they both have horns are their head and a tail, both common symbols for demons, the Devil and evil.

2.The image of the Devil in this card is derived in part from Eliphas Levis famous illustration Baphomet in his Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (1855) as seen below.("Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic"), in which he included an image he had drawn himself which he described as Baphomet and "The Sabbatic Goat",the best-known representation of Baphomet. This "demon" seems to be a purely imaged deity however ,its creation in its symbolic form, was to represent an evil nature.

3. The devil card of the Rider deck has an upside down pentacle, while the drawing of Levi does not. The history of the meaning of the pentacle and pentagram is old. Rider took his imagery even one step further by adding the upside down pentacle. An image used by Satanists.

Upside down pentacle as seen in the devil card is used in the Tarot,
The upright pentacle has been a Wiccan symbol for quite sometime, and it does have a distinctly different meaning when it is upright. Think of the symbolism of the cross, does it not have a different, perverted meaning when it is upside down? The points on the pentacle are associated with the five elements as seen here

and is not an evil symbol what so ever.

The imagery of the inverted pentacle with Baphomet was deliberately used to denote evil, satin and the devil. The combination of the upside down pentagram and Baphomet has become the official symbol of the Church of Satan. Inside the pentacle is the image of a goat, its horns in the upper two points, its ears filling the two bottom points , and its mouth in the last.

4.According to Waite, the Devil is standing on an altar.Clearly this is in reference to worshiping the devil, satanism and a reverence for evil.
The Tarot of deck of Rider-Waite is filled with symbols, this we know, yet why are we ignoring or downplaying the imagery and obvious symbolic meaning or the cards that frighten us? We can not if we wish to truly read effectively. It is a matter of careful interpretation however , in relation to the other cards in the spread, the question asked and your own psychic read on the card.

Should we fear it when we see it in our spread? Yes. Remember a reading has the added benefit of giving warning and this is often what the card can mean. Perhaps , as when the card is in the 8th position of the Celtic spread, that of what is influencing the situation, it may mean that someone has malevolent feelings and intent for the quadrant. At times it can mean that someone is participating in black magic on you either directly or in the ethereal plane.

When the question is about a love relationship and this card comes up, it can mean that the union is based on "unholy" alliances or on sex , that the love has a dark nature and is not beneficial to either party. This is seen in the couple , naked, noting a sexual element , they are chained to the devil , unable to get free. Often when there is an abusive relationship, where one party finds it difficult to leave, the devil card will show up.

Should be considered a warning of things to come. Remember with a reading, equipped with this knowledge, one can change this possible outcome. Depending on the question it can denote a person. If the question is about a situation, the result will not be favorable for your client. It is your job to continue with the reading and find a solution and equip them with a strategy to AVOID this outcome. DO NOT LEAVE THEM without a plan that they can embrace confidently to change the path they are on.
SUMMARY read responsibly!
To summarize, there is good and bad in the world, this is a fact. To do a life reading for someone and deliberately negate the cards that are frightening or not nice, is foolish at best. their is a movement with many readers right now, to insist that the devil and death card are not in way associated with actual death,illness or evil, when in fact, sometimes, they are.
These cards were created for these unpleasant yet real aspects of life.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

should we fear the DEATH Card?