Mars and Venus become conjunct in Leo on July 13th. Astrologically, this is the merging of yin and Yang, fire and water, testosterone and estrogen, love and lust, and other dynamic partnerships.
During the Wednesday morning Tune Up we will look at the tarot cards for Leo (Strength and the Fire Court cards) and Mars and Venus (Emperor and Empress, Knight of Fire and Queen of Earth) and the energies and messages the symbols reveal to us about the magnetic attraction of ‘opposites’.
You’ll also do readings for each other about romantic/sexual relationships or the inner marriage of inner opposites, whichever you prefer.
Topics associated with the sign of Cancer – Mother, Nurture, Foetus, Birth, Child, Emotional Bonding, Home, Emotional Needs, Emotional Security, Childhood ‘stuff’ both happy and unhappy, the need for touch and closeness.
Share cards that embody the above Cancerian concerns and do a reading related to The Great Sea Within
Choose: What card best represents the kind of Mother you wish you could have with you right now?
Do the same, choosing the ideal kind of
you would most want in your present life.
Note: These exercises help you expand beyond the typical meanings of individual cards, they stretch and feed your emotional and intuitive imagination, and that is key to what makes a deep and confident reader. They also help you soul search in creative way.
Part 1: You’ll share and discuss the cards you chose for Mother, Child, Emotional Nourishment and Domesticity
Part 2: Readings for each other exploring relationship to the Lunar self (the ruling ‘planet’ of Cancer is the Moon) and what you most need for emotional well-being at this time.
The Great Sea Within
* Choose a deck with noticeable fluidity in the images and ease of seeing connections from one card to another.
* A recording of Ocean sounds will play in the background as you choose cards for each other. But not while you interpret them, that would probably be too sonically confusing
* I think this spread could be laid out in a spiral shape with Card 1 at the center and the other cards spiraling out from there, but if you feel inspired to use a different shape, go for it.
* In the interpretation, the cards should be read rather quickly and fluidly, flowing together – you can even sing them or say them in a sing/song voice if you want to but not pressure. After all this is a creative experimental Tarot workshop!
Card 1: Your Rhythmic Needs (what do you need a pattern or routine for) Card 2: Rebirthing – Something that happened in infancy or childhood that can be recognized or healed now Card 3: An emotional need or dependency that wants to be recognized, for it is valid and valuable (being vulnerable is a positive in this reading) Card 4: The mothering you need to receive at this time Card 5: The mothering you can give to someone else in need (this will probably be to a specific person or group, not a generalized vibe.Cancer is more personal than impersonal Card 6: Your Sleep needs / sleeping life Card 7: Your Dreamlife / Dream needs Card 8: Whale Bringing gifts of the subconscious to the surface Card 9: Dolphin A source of fun and joy
For the workshop to occur, at least 3 people need to attend, so please rsvp yes, maybe or no. It will help everyone plan well and as soon as we have enough people I’ll send word that we are On!.
Wednesday, June 16 morning Tarot Tune Up. 9am-10:30.
Morning Tarot Tune Up
Wednesday June 16th 9am-10:30am AZ time (same as Pacific Daylight)
Topic: Card and Readings for Reinvigoration post-pandemic, getting free from entropy and atrophy
The intent of this workshop is to use Tarot and other messengers to gain insight into how to heal / release entropy and atrophy, how to shift away from them and into more fresh, positive actions and outlook.
Part 1: share cards chosen to represent particular experiences
Part 2: do readings for each other about emerging fully into post-pandemic reality
– practice receiving psychic messages in a reading about the cards while they’re still face down
– then interpret the cards and other messages for your fellow student to support their emergence.
Prep: See the 5 starred and italicized items in Part 1 details below. Please intentionally select these cards before class.
Topic: Entropy and Atrophy: Many people are still feeling out of sorts, betwixt and between, or unsure about what new ‘normal’ to embrace now that there’s more freedom to expand and socialize. For many Entropy and/or Atrophy made inroads into their consciousness, emotions and body during 2020 and after and they’re hard to shake off.
The intent of this workshop is to use Tarot and other messengers to gain insight into how to heal / release entropy and atrophy, how to shift away from them and into more fresh, positive actions and outlook.
Entropy is a tendency toward chaos, falling apart and unpredictability, it can bring a sense of losing touch with a design or plan for your life.
* Share the one Tarot card, animal or plant guide you chose that encompasses the essence of entropy
Re-designing and Re-Organizing are energies that help you let go of entropy and allow new habits, patterns and life designs to arise so you can discover who you are becoming.
* Share one card or other tool that represents this will to re-design / re-organize something new after a period of chaos or no-design.
A False Normal It’s probably not going to work well to try to go back to a life exactly as it was before the pandemic and all the strangeness that accompanied it. But it is human nature to seek that kind of security
* Share a Tarot card or other guide that represents the tendency to re-create the past and ignore uncomfortable changes or disconcerting truths.
Atrophy is non-action and non-movement and the loss of strength that can bring. Atrophy can make one feel older, weaker or more timid than they actually are. The many limitations of the pandemic gave way to atrophy for many – a frequent blah feeling, nothing is happening, boredom, or unable to exercise or move much, and for many depression. Sad!
* Share Tarot card / other intuitive messenger that represents the archetype of Atrophy.
Stretching and Energizing are good medicine for leaving the shell, husk or cocoon of atrophy and moving outward in your life, sprouting new leaves and buds, seeking new experiences. Stretching outwards, expanding your life and your inner sense of self can combat atrophy.
* Share Tarot card / other intuitive messenger that represents a way you actually want to stretch / energize / emerge
Part 2: Reading for a fellow workshopper
THE SELECTION PROCESS
You’ll shuffle all your cards together, then separate them into 5 stacks, one for each subject below.
Choose the top card off each stack and lay face down in this order:
A False Normal
Stretch and Energize
(I’m not yet sure of the layout’s shape, but will have it done by Thursday morning).
– Before you turn the cards over you’ll lay your hand on each one and see what intuitive feeling, message, vision, body sensation or other sense/experience arises and describe it. Doing this helps you open to the Priestess/Seer within you and get ego out of the way.
– Then turn the card over and interpret with just one or two short sentences.
– Take a deep breath.
– Repeat for all 5 cards.
– Then speak of the overall story or gestalt of the reading.
June 3, 2021 Tarot Tune Up
Topic: Resisting the Old Normal – Moving Onward from Covid-19
There are 6 key words used in this reading (see them under Part 2)
The intent of the reading is to search for ways to resist going back to the old normal now that the pandemic is (hopefully permanently) waning.
First we revisit the difficult pandemic energies, and then look at ways of really moving on and thriving.
Prep:Choose just two of the six words/descriptions below and intentionally choose a Tarot card that resonates with that quality, it can be either:
1) it resonates in a general way
2) or specifically with your personal experience.
Part 1:You’ll show and share about the words and cards you selected.
Part 2:You’ll do readings for each other with cards ‘randomly’ chosen, with 6 cards in the below positions. Layout provided tomorrow before class.
1) Entropy(lack of order or predictability, decline into disorder) how this seemed to you during the intense 13 months of the pandemic
2) Atrophy(decrease in muscle mass due to extended immobility) how you dealt with the lack of mobility, closure of gyms or dance studios even park trails for a time
3) Release / Oxygenate(as Covid decreases and many are vaccinated, ‘normal’ social life begins to return) How have you responded to the option for less alone time and more social time
4) Regression(psychologically people have a tendency to revert to a normal that works for them, though it often prevents growth and evolution) Where might c eveyou be most likely to revert back to what you saw as ‘safe’ before the pandemic even though it may keep you from growing and thriving
5) Energy Source(something added to the mix to promote evolution) What could or is happening now that gives you the boost to go forward rather than revert to the old normal?
6) Evolution(Significant metamorphosis) What does the new energy source impel, propel or compel you to become?
Topic: We’ll look at what makes for a powerful, evocative Major Arcana card.
Elements could be symbols, design, colors and moods.
How does the card get to the essence of a part of human nature that we experience individually (and sometimes collectively)? Every person who has lived into adulthood, has been host to each of the Tarot archetypes at some time or another.
Countries, civilizations and epochs may embody some specific Majors. For instance the 1960s and 1970s, especially in the US, intensely expressed The Devil (Nature God) and The Star archetypes and The Tower – the sexual revolution, drugs for fun and consciousness expansion that turned into drug addiction for some, anti-war and anti-establishment political movements, a turn toward spiritual experience and cosmic connection rather than sticking to the traditions of establishment religions. The assassination of so many world figures created shock wave after shock wave.
As individuals, some of us may only experience the Tower once or twice in a lifetime, others may experience it many times in a decade. Some may embrace the Empress whole-heartedly, others may feel she’s overwhelming or smothering. In the big picture, there’s no ‘best’ or ‘worse’ major.
PREP: Please choose 4 cards that are Major Arcana, they can come from one deck, many decks or even 4 different decks. Choose cards you think communicate the Essence of their Major.
PART 1: Everyone will share their 4 Majors, round robin style. Let us know how you settled on your 4 choices.
PART 2: (No need to plan in advance for this) You’ll be randomly ‘assigned’ one Major. You’ll craft affirmations and ideas about how you would portray a Major if you were making a deck – it doesn’t have to be a picture, it could be video, poetry, music, costumes, etc. Be open to allowing others to add their ideas as you share, this could end up being a group vision for a few of the Majors.
PART 3: Worthy questions:
Countries, civilizations and epochs may embody some specific Majors. For instance the 1960s and 1970s especially in the US intensely connected to The Devil (Nature God) and Star archetypes and Tower – the sexual revolution, drugs for fun and consciousness expansion that turned into drug addiction for some, anti-war and anti-establishment political movements, a turn toward spiritual experience and cosmic connection rather than sticking to the traditions of establishment religions. The assassination of so many world figures created shock wave after shock wave.
We’ll have a group discussion – what Majors Arcana / Human Nature archetypes are most prevalent in world events now?
Are there any new archetypes arising that need to be added to the Tarot?
PART 4: Readings. You will pull 1 Major for a fellow classmate, it will be an energy or way of life that’s meaningful for them to contemplate at this time.
This should be a creative, deep and fun class. I look forward to hosting it for you!
Love & Light,
May 20, 2021. Tarot Tune Up
It’s Tune Up Time again. Tonight we’ll investigate different ways / channels to pick up intuitive wisdom and insight during readings. Fun and fascinating!
Here’s all info, and this is also on the dedicated webpage.
If you haven’t prepaid, please be sure to make your payment at least one hour before we begin.
Each 90 minute workshop is offered at a sliding scale of $10-$30.
You can choose you amount and pay in any of these 3 way
Two decks: Choose one deck that feels easy to connect to intuitively, also if you have one,
also choose a deck that feels opaque and hard to ‘get’ intuitively – you might find you have an intuitive connection with it through a different kind of channel than you’re used to
a blindfold, scarf or thick veil that will completely block your outward sight. You’ll use this on and off throughout the workshop.
headphones, ear buds or ear plugs that block your hearing and are easy to take on and off or in and out. Cotton balls would probably work too
situate yourself somewhere comfy and wear clothes that allow free movement of your body as you may want to stand up and move around
if there are body positions, herbs or objects that help you connect to the Heart of Compassion please have these accessible
We’ll work and play with quite an interesting variety of intuitive topics and all of them help you form a healthy strong foundation for intuitive work.
Though the following refers to your client or person you’re reading for, all this also applies for readings you do for yourself or for public affairs, such as about elections, wars, vaccines, the economy etc.
1 Getting out of your own way ie letting go of your ‘personal narrative’ consciousness and/or monkey mind so you can allow The Inner Seer to intuit, feel and speak without being interrupted by your personal preferences or reactions to the subject of a reading or about the person you’re reading for. This is a shift into Non-Ordinary Consciousness.
2 Ways to benevolent goodwill toward the client so that you do no harm
3 You’ll do cards for yourself and for others where you will keep the cards face down for a few minutes while you try a variety of methods to discern clues about what the cards are and/or something about their message.
We’ll continue most of the class doing this in ways that give you the chance to see which ‘channels’ flow best for you. It might even be that currently your body sensations deliver strong useful intuitive information, but a few months from now it might be the visual that’s strongest, or it might vary according to circumstances you’re in.
4 After a reading – how to release the reading/cards, release the bond to the person you’re reading for, release yourself from Seer mode and reconnnect to Ordinary Consciousness.
5 More ideas will probably arise!
May 13, 2021. Tarot Tune Up
TOPICS: Debut new Tarot Layouts. And a choice of other topics outlined below.
If you haven’t already, please let me know if you plan to attend tonight! RSVP ASAP of course. Payment:The price is $10 – $30 per TuneUp, if you haven’t paid yet please do so here or to PayPal.me/MerrieWolfie or through Zelle to email@example.com. Thank you! ZOOM LINK Merrie Wolfie is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: May 13 Layout Designs etc Tune Up Time: May 13, 2021 06:30 PM Arizona Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7783303836?pwd=OU5wQnl1Ny9BMkNxNXFwMGxvaURYZz09 Meeting ID: 778 330 3836 Passcode: Priestess
Tonight we’ll see Sara’s layout design and possibly Steph’s and Serena’s if they are able to attend! Lisa is still busy on a special work project and April’s on vacation and Carter’s busy. We may work a little further with the ones you did last week.
For the second part of the workshop, here are some choices: a) Work with Venus transiting Gemini (May 9 – June 2) by looking at it as the Empress visiting The Lovers, you’ll pull those cards from your decks and see what the synergy looks like b) Do a spread based on The Magician looking at what you need from each of the 4 elements to begin a project or new phase c)Inner Child New Moon spread. We might be able to do both a) and c) but b) takes longer. What is your preference? Please email or text me your response.
May 5, 2021 – Attendees’ will debut Tarot Layouts that they’ve designed based on a favorite shape or geometry. We get to hear each other’s ideas and to try out the new spreads. This will occupy the entire time of 6:30pm-8pm.
If you didn’t design a Tarot layout, please attend anyway. You may get inspired and you’ll probably receive a reading.
Here’s a preview of some of our topics for May 2021 May 5 & 6 Wed morn or Thurs eve. Attendees present the Layout and Reading they’ve designed inspired by a shape or geometry.May 12 & 13 Wed morn or Thurs eve. New moon Inner Child Readings. Experience a variety of ways to shift consciousness to the Inner Priestess when you do readings for yourself or others, includes finding your spirit guides, handling the cards, and more. May 19 & 20Wed morn or Thurs eve. TBD. May 26 & 27 Wed morn or Thurs eve. Full Moon in Gemini Tarot interpretation and reading. A Variety of spreads and readings for different kinds of relationships and to improve communication skills (primary Gemini topics)
April 29 Thursday evening. Tarot Interpretations of a Creative Work and Beltane Readings or A Guide for the Newly Extroverted.
April 29, 2021 – Beltane Reading and Interpretation of Creative Works
Part 1: Tarot interpretations of creative work Part 2: Beltane Readings or A Guide for the Newly Extroverted
PREPARATION for Part 1: As discussed at last week’s class, if you weren’t there and this isn’t clear, please contact me and we’ll chat about it!
Choose a creative work that you love by someone other than yourself. It’s preferable if you choose something most people would know, because the whole group will ‘get it’, but if you’re strongly drawn to something lesser known, that’s ok. As usual, if you have a strong intuition or ‘hie’, please follow that. The purpose of this exercise is to show yet another way you can bring and keep Tarot wisdom and archetypes in your consciousness, If you often reflect on how you’d interpret your interests and daily events with Tarot, then you’ll deepen your wisdom, intuition and understanding of the meaning and story of the cards. TIME LIMIT for this exercise on sharing your interpretation so everyone has a chance to talk and share, and we also have time to do the readings in part 2. Time Limit is 6 minutes.
Some examples of what you might choose: Van Gogh Starry Starry Night. A Sequence of Yoga Practices. A favorite film.A theme album, like Tommy the first rock opera or Pink Floyd’s The Wall. The growth of a social / political movement that created real change (this could be good or bad – Civil Rights Movement or the MAGA Trump movement) Classic Books – Winnie the Pooh, The Secret Garden, Harry Potter … Instrumental Music if there’s a lot of different movement or ‘personality’ in it. A particular dance – Gangnam Style? Belly Dance? Interpreting the different movements in the dance through cards. If you have an idea and aren’t sure if it will work, just text or email me and we’ll chat about it.
******************************** PART 1: Share your Tarot interpretation of a creative work. Time Limit is 6 minutes per person.
PART 2: The Beltane reading will focus on becoming more social / extroverted after a period of inwardness (and we’ve had that in spades!). Traditionally this mid-Spring holiday was associated with the May Pole dance during huge community celebrations, sweets, drinking, schmoozing and yes … optional orgies! Once a year you could taste of the forbidden fruit you’d been lusting after (if all parties were willing). The social world contracted, and was restrained, for most people for a long time in 2020 and part of 2021. It’s now slowly beginning to bloom into a new normal. The 2021 Beltane Tarot spread will focus on how to emerge and then merge into a more extroverted life, what you may want to revive from the past, what you are no longer interested in, and new ways of ‘normal’ that include joy, traveling, lovemaking or whatever you have been restrained from. Many people are discovering it’s not as easy to become social again as one would assume so please do this reading with a compassionate attitude and intent. The intent of the reading is to help the querent be true to who they have become and how they may have changed in the past year and to discern the kind of socializing and extroversion that’s authentic for them now. I’ll supply the layout and card position meanings tomorrow before the workshop begins.
April 22, 2021 – Power Structures – Bullies, Victims and Advocates
As usual please RSVP via text or email if you’ll be attending! Originally I thought this workshop would be about an Earth Day theme, but it’s become something else – still defending the Earth from species extinction and pollution among other things – would fit in with the theme of Bullying and Power Structures.
TOPIC: Tarot and Power Structures – Bullies, Victims and Advocates
Thursday, April 22nd 6:30pm – 8pm
Price & Payment: $10 – $30 sliding scale. If you’re not able to pay at this time, please contact me and we can arrange a trade or payment plan.If you haven’t prepaid, please pay before the workshop at PayPal.me/MerrieWolfieor on this page.
This class will be structured quite a bit like last week’s. Given the spotlight on white power supremacists and police violence over the past year, and especially right now with the recent police involved killings, the trial of the murderer of George Floyd, and the mass shootings – power structures and bullying are issues that can’t be ignored, so let’s dive in. We will call in some spirits of protection before we begin. The purpose is not to bum you out, but to bring insight and the capacity to hold space for these issues within yourself and for your clients and community.Aspects of these issues often come up in individual readings you may encounter about work situations, family dynamics, recovering from childhood traumas, and / or having to deal with misogyny, racism, and other isms of cruelty and disempowerment. It will be good practice for you to deal with them in a workshop!
Look through your decks and choose some cards that could represent some of the following topics. Maximum of 6 cards because of time constraints so choose the ones that you either find most powerful or that you’re interpreting in an unusual way –
The Bully, Murderer, Enslaver or Supremacist
Political maneuvering to gain or keep power
Scapegoats that carry the burden of being deemed inferior.
Bullies who carry and act out the burden of unintegrated shadow stuff of the society
Mainstream culture that wants to ignore problems it is uncomfortable with
People who are victimized for just being who they are – by color, age, gender, sexuality, economic status, etc
Weaponry intended to kill or disable.
Compassionate actions to protect victims
People committed to changing an existing bullying power structure
A just and fair society
Reconciliation possibility and/or reality
Some examples: The Fool – the ‘weird’ one in K-12 school who is humiliated and made fun of and has had to learn to just amuse themselves and ignore others 10 of Swords – Use of greatly escalated and unnecessary forceJustice – advocate for the right of all beings, including animals! (as in the Wheel of Change deck, photo at end of email) Princess of Disks as a young Sri Lankan woman as a farmer standing in her fields, the ‘tractors’ are oxen, the sower is her hand. She could represent the simple methods of farming (that are being pushed out by global agriculture corporations. (as in the Wheel of Change deck, photo at end of email) Feel free to choose Majors, Minors and/or Court Cards.
Part 1: You’ll share and discuss the cards you chose. Maximum 8 cards per person. Part 2: Using the whole deck you’ll do short readings for each other related to the themes of this workshop. Like last week, the readings will be short and lively!