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Welcome to my blog, which contains my experiences of finding spiritual meaning and applying spirituality in my everyday and creative life, alongside professional healing and Tarot tips. I hope you find something to interest, encourage and inspire you here!

Semele Xerri of Triple Moon

The Apple and the Thorn

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Book reviews | Comments Off on The Apple and the Thorn

Recently I posted the following entry on Facebook: “Men and women – different yet equal. Let’s celebrate and enjoy the differences instead of averting and fearing them.” Almost immediately afterwards synchronicity steered me to stumble across the book The Apple and the Thorn by Emma Restall Orr and Walter William Melnyk, and to my amazement I found myself reading a beautiful and haunting story that perfectly illustrates that statement. The Apple and the Thorn recounts the arrival of Joseph of Arimathea in Avalon some...

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The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Hierophant

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Tarot | Comments Off on The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Hierophant

Continuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 5….. The Hierophant Tarot card The further along the spiritual path you walk, the more you realise there is to learn, and that’s exactly what the Hierophant tells us. It’s important to remain open to new knowledge and wisdom, retaining a teachable spirit, otherwise you could easily become dogmatic and rigid in your beliefs and history shows where that leads…… This...

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How to Recognise Your Intuition

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on How to Recognise Your Intuition

I’m always being asked how you can tell whether a message or thought is coming from your intuition and higher self or whether it’s your ego (your small self) talking. Here’s a video with some useful tips to help you recognise your intuitive voice, but remember practice makes perfect! If you’re interested in developing your intuition and your ability to hear your higher self, you may like my Spiritual Development...

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The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Emperor

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Tarot | Comments Off on The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Emperor

Continuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 4….. The Emperor Tarot card Once you have learned to work with love and your intuition, it’s important to know how to create something practical and effective with them, how to build something real and lasting in the world as this is one of the cards that represents the sacred masculine. The Emperor is the form and action to the Empress‘ inspiration and raw potential. Discipline is...

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Fairy tale wisdom

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Book reviews, Spiritual living | Comments Off on Fairy tale wisdom

I’ve always loved fairy tales and could sense in them, even at an early age, a kind of innate magic and significance, but I don’t think it was until my university days that I realised the depth of their wisdom. I chose to study Old French as one of my English literature options (don’t worry, this isn’t going to get too cerebral!) and one of the authors I read was Marie de France and her wonderful 12th century lais – short but vivid narrative poems about knights, maidens and adventure. One of these lais struck me...

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The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Empress

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Tarot | Comments Off on The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Empress

Continuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 3….. The Empress Tarot card Armed with the wisdom and the limitless spiritual resources learned from the Priestess, you are ready to extend unconditional love and compassion to all living beings around you as the Great Mother. You can “be” love, the greatest gift of Spirit, as this is one of the cards that represents the sacred feminine. There are several aspects to this giving of...

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A General Tarot Spread for Psychic Readings

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Tarot | Comments Off on A General Tarot Spread for Psychic Readings

Here is the general Tarot spread that I use to open readings with my clients. Although I respect the traditional Celtic Cross spread and know many people use it with great success, I never really felt comfortable working with it so I designed this one. I find it gives me a good overall impression of what’s going with the client and where they are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It shows me the potential for the next twelve months and highlights any problem areas that may need addressing. From here, I usually go on to...

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The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Priestess

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Tarot | Comments Off on The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Priestess

Continuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 2….. The Priestess Tarot card Having mastered the manifestation skills of the Magus, it’s important to remember that spiritually you can only give or create as much as you receive. In this sense, the Magus and the Priestess are just one of the pairings in the Tarot that illustrate the importance of balancing and integrating the divine masculine (doing and forming) and the divine feminine...

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Debt or legacy? What will we leave our children

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Spiritual living | Comments Off on Debt or legacy? What will we leave our children

I watched a horrifyingly stark documentary on Sky News recently called “Born Bankrupt”. This half hour programme investigated the level of the nation’s debt and its burden on future generations. The presenter, Jeff Randall, pulled no punches as he explained how children born today will have to shoulder the burden of re-paying the nation’s debt, while their parents and grandparents (of which I am one) enjoy the benefits. It left me reeling and shocked. Basically, we’ve all been spending like mad because we know that someone...

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The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Magus

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Tarot | Comments Off on The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: The Magus

Continuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 1….. The Magus Tarot card This lesson on the soul journey is all about recognising your own skills and abilities, and being able to use them to manifest things in reality. Spiritually, the Magus asks you to understand that you are actively co-creating with the universe all the time; the power of your thoughts and the focus of your will determine what happens around you. You have all the...

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