Tarot Aid

Want to help the people affected by Hurricane Sandy, and get cool Tarot stuff?

The Tarot community has come together to donate a staggering list of prizes for people who contribute to the relief effort. Books, readings, decks, and even my own instructional online book and video series “Tarot Through Your Life” are up for grabs.

This event continues through midnight tonight (Sunday November 4th) only, so be sure to donate today.

So far, Tarot Aid has raised over $3,3oo! Join us and get your free Tarot goodies when you dontate today:


Full Moon and Shifting Energies

Another full moon is upon us, and there seems to be a lot of uneasiness in the air.

Today’s card is the Eclipse Mermaid from Oracle of the Shadow and Light. She warns us of a powerful energy shift. Will you use it to your advantage?

Many people I know feel like they are on the verge of something great in their business, but they can’t quite get their hands around it.

Great ideas are abundant, but become scattered and overwhelming.

Shiny things are chased instead of sticking to goals that would really lead to progress and movement.

Opportunities are considered, but no real action is taken.

Does this sound like where your business is?

For many people, this is the edge before greatness. This is the moment when you are standing on the cliff, trying to decide if you should leap or not.

It’s a terrifying place to be.

It’s one thing to leap when you have a safety net, or some idea of where you are headed in the future.

It’s another thing altogether when you still can’t see how the different pieces of your business fit together into a plan.

Let’s put the pieces in place.

I’m offering Free Shifting EnergyStrategy Sessions to help you bust through your blocks and figure out your path.

These are only for new clients who have never had a free session before, and there are only 5 spots available!

In this free 35-minute one-on-one powerful session you’ll discover:

* a clear understanding of what you can offer your clients

* innovative ways to use your passions in your business

* a new awareness of what is causing your challenges right now (it’s probably
not what you think!)

* a renewed sense of energy about your business and your passions

* a next-step action plan for moving your business into the next successful phase

How do you get started? Just fill out the form below and we will schedule your
FREE 35 minute Shifting Energy Strategy Session today!

These sessions always fill up in the first 24 hours, so be sure to sign up right now – just fill your name and email address in the box below.

I look forward to helping you move your business forward. Remember, you
must fill out the form above to get your free Shifting Energy Strategy Sessions before they run out!



Angel Chatter Archangel Sandalphon

Today’s card is from Chris Alexandria’s Angel Chatter Archangel Oracle Deck:

Archangel Sandalphon. This Archangel reminds us to Get Outside! Take in the beauty of nature, get out there and feel alive.

Too often as small business owners we spend our days (and evenings) behind the computer. Have you taken the time to rest and recharge in nature yet?

I know I haven’t – I spent all weekend working on a new project because of an approaching deadline. I’m ready to run around outside, feel the dirt under my feet, and smell the freshly-cut grass.

What can you do to rejuvenate yourself today? Even if you can spend just 10 or 15 minutes out during your lunch break, you will feel a difference in your body and your soul.

If you love the Angel Chatter deck as much as I do, you can get the set and even the new workbook at Chris Alexandria’s Site Angel Chatter. Check it out and get wisdom from the Gang today

Gratitude Tarot with Teresa Deak Interview

Today I talk with Teresa Deak, creator of the Gratitude Tarot.

The Gratitude Tarot is a surprisingly rich deck that follows many of the RWS meanings, but has its own unique take on the cards.

This is a photo deck, full of close-up pictures of flower, water, and even some insects. But it is so much more than that.The Gratitude Tarot is all about noticing the sm(all) things in life, and about going deeply into each moment. By harnessing the aspects of Gratitude – Awareness, Thankfulness, Community, and Kindness, you will learn to appreciate your life in a new and exciting way.

Teresa explains the ideas behind the Gratitude Tarot and why the back of the cards feature Duchess the Swan:

You can download the interview as an MP3 HERE.

Find out more and get your Hands on Gratitude.

Tarot Round Table – Chea Maria

This week on the Tarot Round Table, I have the pleasure of interviewing fellow Tarot reader, author, deck creator, and feng shui consultant Chea Maria.

You can find Chea on her websites Bright Journey or at Venus Does Mars. Stay tuned ~ she’s got big plans to combine her websites in the future.

She’s also in the process of creating a new Tarot Deck!

You can listen to the interview with Chea by pressing the play button below:

Or you can download the interview to listen off-line by clicking the box below:

Embracing Your Inner Court Card

I’ve talked to a lot of people this past year about embracing their Inner Court Card. We do an exercise in some of my groups where we choose a future court card that exhibits qualities that we want to embrace – but for some reason we are not quite there yet, and we are not quite ready to move forward. Usually it’s because we are scared.

When I did this exercise around last May or June, I chose the Queen of Wands from the Gilded Tarot as my future card. And let me tell you, this lady scared the BeJeezus out of me!

When I saw this Queen, I thought, “There’s no way I could ever do all of the amazing things she does!” Then I wrote down some of the things that she could do, but that I couldn’t do, such as:

~ writing a book

~ leading workshops and classes without worry or fear

~ writing and publishing magazine articles

~ stepping up in her business community and asking people to be a part of something bigger

~ talking to her heroes

~ taking on one-on-one clients

~ believing in herself

These are some of the qualities and things that I wanted to do, and honestly I thought it would take me YEARS to get there. But with the help of some exercises and some hard work, I feel like I can honestly say that I have accomplished many of these goals!

This past year I:

~ wrote my own book and turned it into a self-published book and video series; I am currently writing another book to submit to a traditional publisher

~ lead several workshops and classes without fear. When I was told that one workshop needed to be 3 hours instead of 1 (the day before it was scheduled) because someone had cancelled, my response was, “Cool. I can totally do that. It’ll be fun!” I couldn’t believe that I really felt that way.

~ I’ve written and been published several on-line magazines. I now have a regular feature in one of them.

~ I arranged the Purpose, Passion, and Profits Business Training Series as well as the Free Tarot Valentine’s Day GiveAway

~ I fairly regularly chat with Barbara Moore and Theresa Reed on Facebook. I can’t wait to meet them in person. One of these days I will corner Mary K. Greer at a convention. 🙂

~ I regularly hold private conversations and coaching with clients on a one-on-one basis. This was a HUGE fear for me. I have always loved speaking to large groups rather than one person. It’s a numbers thing. If you are speaking to 40 people, at least a couple of them will like you, but if you’re only talking to one person, you’ve only got a 50/50 shot!

~ I completely believe in myself now. Sure, I have some down days here and there. Who doesn’t? But I have a plan for my business, a plan to become a traditionally-published author, a plan to host my own new radio blog show, and a plan to make 6 Figures a year.

So why am I telling you all of this? Because it was the act of embracing my inner court card ~ the person who I wanted to become, even though I thought she was so terribly out of reach, that helped me reach every one of these goals last year. And you can do this, too.

Find the court card you most want to be like. Write down all of the qualities that person possesses. Write down all of the things they do, like public speaking, writing, or networking. Write down some real, tangible things that person can do: write and publish 3 magazine articles, meet 4 new possible clients, attend a network lunch.

Then start taking steps toward those things. Pretty soon, you will look back and be amazed at how far you have come.

As for me, my Queen of Wands has served me well, but I feel like it is time to move on, to embrace another Court Card and another aspect of myself. It is time to evolve once again. So I am choosing:

The King of Pentacles. I’m ready to really get through some of my issues around money, and the blocks I have around money.

I’ve been working on this for some time, and I think I’m ready to move forward and embrace that abundance.

And it scares the BeJeezus outta me!

In fact, that’s one way that I know this is truly the next card I need to work with. I literally tear up looking at it. When choosing between the Queen of Pentacles and the King of Pentacles, I went with the King because I like the way he’s chillin’ on his throne. Plus, he’s wearing purple tights ~ how cool is that?

Honestly, though, the sky is dark behind him and the moon is out, suggesting a balance with his feminine side, as well as the ability to listen to his intuition and Inner Guidance.

So what are some things this King does? I’ll be writing some of those down over the next few days, as long as some real-World stuff that he would accomplish.

Now some people ask me, how do you get from where you are to where you want to be? When you are really scared, and that future seems so distant and so far away, how can you really get there?

The answer for me is simple: I use a Transition Knight Card. I’m a big fan of King Arthur and the whole Knights of the Round Table thing, so this is what I do: I find a Knight card that I CAN be right now, and I expand on those qualities until I can have enough courage to become that future court card that I want to be. So my new Transition Knight Card is the Knight of Swords: I am secure in my new knowledge. I know that I have everything I need to be right now to be successful and reach those goals.

And when I have to do something scary, I just throw on my suit of armor so nobody can hurt me. Yes, seriously, metaphorically this is what I do. And this is what I recommend to people. Your Knight can help you take baby steps to reach your goal. If you can’t be the Queen or the King yet, you can still be a Knight, and start making your way there.

So embrace your Inner Court Cards and go out there and slay your dragons!

Intentional Choice in the Cards

What happens when you don’t like the Tarot card you get?

Are they set in stone? Is there anything you can do to

change your future? This video shows you a couple of

different ways to choose a new path for your life.

This is the last of our video series for now – hope you enjoyed them!

You can check out more videos and tons of information in my book and video

series “Tarot Through Your Life.”

Tarot Round Table with Mike Hernandez

It’s Feature Friday here at Amethyst Tarot, and this week I want to introduce my colleague and fellow Tarot reader Mike Hernandez.

Mike is a respected, notable, and sought-after Tarot reader at a variety of venues in and around the Bellevue, Washington area. He is a professional member of the Tarosophy Tarot Professionals association and a continuing contributing author for the Tarosophist International Magazine. Mike has been a participant and speaker at Tarot conferences such as the Tarot Reader’s Studio in New York City and the Bay Area Tarot Symposium in San Francisco. He has also been an ongoing featured guest on the “Beyond Worlds – Your Tarot Tribe” blogtalk radio program with Donneleigh de LaRose and Theresa Reed. You can find more information about his readings and upcoming appearances on his web site at www.JustEnoughTarot.com, find him on Facebook under “Mike Hernandez – Tarot Reader”, and follow his blog at http://mjhernandeztarot.wordpress.com/.

Mike and I had a little chat at the Tarot Round Table. Mike definitely has a different approach when reading the cards, and I really enjoyed hearing about it. You can check it out below:

Or download the interview as an MP3 so you can listen off-line:

Special Edition of Attune Magazine

Love is in the AIR!

Hey everyone ~ did you hear that Attune Magazine put together a Special Edition for Valentine’s Day?

Apparently, Mary Nale was so inspired by our Free Valentine’s Day Tarot GiveAway that she decided to create and ENTIRE Special Edition! I couldn’t be more tickled. Thank you to everyone who has been part of the this amazing GiveAway, and all of the exciting things that have happened because of it!

And don’t forget to click below to check it out:

Attune Magazine Valentine’s Day Special Edition 2012