Tarot Time Traveller by Marcus Katz & Tali Goodwin- REVIEW

A must read for Tarot enthusiasts, newcomers, and occultists!

Taking the reader on a journey through Tarot and other similar cartomanic practices such as Lenormand and playing cards, the authors paint a historical story about the evolution of Tarot. They provide the readers with a background of Tarot before the Golden Dawn, Waite, and Aleister Crowley.  Tarot Time Traveller not only weaves a tale about the history of Tarot but provides the reader with many new techniques on how to read them. Borrowing lost and forgotten techniques from the different eras of Tarot adds a special meaning, and readers who are bored of the traditional ways of reading Tarot will appreciate this.

Discussing Tarot as points of consciousness, a Kabbalistic, numerological, and astrological system, provides a rich background about why these various esoteric traditions have been incorporated into Tarot. I appreciated the sections on scrying and time traveling using the Tarot which was unique and captivating. Having small biographical sections on various Tarot influencers was also an excellent way of explaining the reasons behind Tarot’s archetypal and symbolic inclusions over time.

What appears to be a history of cartomancy is in fact a deep esoteric timeline of Tarot. At the end of the day, there is no special magic contained within the cards. Reading Tarot is about reading one’s consciousness and current state of spiritual awareness. Tarot does not have to be an intimidating art, and what this book captures is that Tarot is a map that allows anyone to time travel. Time travel does not mean that you visit another country or era, but a different point in your own spiritual timeline by either going deep within yourself or high above in an elevated state of being.

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Why 2017 is 10 Universal Year and Not a 1 Universal Year

I don’t know about the rest of you, but 2017 has not been the most amazing year for me up to this point. At the end of the highly emotional universal 9 year of 2016, I was really looking forward to the blessings that the 1 universal year of 2017 was going to be bringing. The 1 in numerology is associated with new beginnings, self reliance, outward energy, and independence. Since January of this year, I have experienced all of these expressions, but they have been extremely uncomfortable and difficult. The shadow side of the 1 universal energy is self critical behaviour, lack of self trust, egotism, and self destruction. For me personally, I have been experiencing the shadow side of the 1 energy. I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and I have come to realize that perhaps we aren’t in a 1 universal year at all, but are in fact a 10 universal year. The 10 number is numerology is known as the number of fate. If we observe the number we can see that the one is standing right beside the zero. The zero in numerology is the source of all other numbers, it marks a major manifestation point. Its shadow side is nothingness, the void, where it’s uncomfortable for us to sit while the one is asking us to charge ahead with our plans. In the astrological communities, something known as the galactic centre has been the subject of a lot of discussions. The galactic centre is the black hole in our milky way galaxy approximately 27,000 light years away. Like other black holes, this is a gravitational centre, where it sucks in the surrounding energy of the galaxy. Saturn is currently sitting there at 27 degrees of Sagittarius. Saturn is the planet of effort, restrictions, commitment, and long term goals. Sagittarius is the sign of visions, higher learning, and philosophy. When we bring these two together it is obvious that our futures are being reshaped, our reality is being birthed into something new!

If we reduce 27 we get 9, so expect many endings regarding your perspectives.  If we apply this to numerology, we can view the zero as being the black hole sucking us into something new, hence the 1 root energy. We have the strong desire during a 1 universal year to experience something new, but in 10 universal year, fate collides with our own desires, creating those shadow 1 expressions. 2017 has been tough so far, it seems events that were destined to happen, happened quickly and without warning. We are all being sucked into the vortex of change and fate, stargating us to a new reality. So rather than viewing 2017 as a 1 universal year, let’s try viewing it as a 10 universal year, and then maybe we won’t be so resistant to changes happening beyond our control.

Full Moon in Gemini: Light & Love

Time: 12:04am universal time

Supermoon- 22 degrees Gemini

Day: December 14, 2016

Moonbeams: liberation, perspective, abundance, integration of heart and mind

Welcome to our last full moon of 2016. The major theme of all of our lunations this year have been about releasing and self-love. Our full moon in Gemini, the sign of communication and the mind, is asking you to pay extra close attention to your thoughts, because they are manifesting. Gemini is the astrological archetype of creation, the coming together of spirit and form, creating a bridge between the lower mind and higher mind. The higher mind is actually the heart, because the heart does not analyze, it just feels. Saturn conjunct the Sun in Sagittarius will make your thoughts real and will be grounding them into reality very soon, so think loving things and how they make you feel. The numerological code of December 14, 2016 actually adds up to the number 17, which is the number of being at the right place at the right time, and the moon will be 22 degrees in Gemini, 22 being the master-builder number a.k.a, major manifestation magic!

There is also a Grand Trine happening with the Moon in Gemini, Libra in Jupiter, and Mars in Aquarius- all air signs- which is the Trine of thinking big and having a beautiful image of yourself and your life. This is a feel good lunation so make sure you are feeling good, both with your thoughts and feelings. When you do that, you will be able to alchemize amazing energy between your mind and heart that will create beauty and love in all its forms. When energies come together, light is always a by-product, so use that light as your guidepost for this upcoming 9 year cycle. The Full Moon always illuminates, so take this moment to shine bright and to shine a light on these past 9 years. By doing so, you will finally remove them from the darkness of your subconscious, sending them to the light.

The luminosity of this full moon is magical, within it are encoded messages of liberation, happiness, and love. This supermoon is going to remind everyone, that love is the light that connects us all. Now is the time to stop releasing and fixating on the past. This 9 year cycle has officially come to a close with this full moon, so celebrate and only focus on the present and future with both gratitude and joy.

Tips

The Grand Trine happening in the air signs, Gemini, and Jupiter in Libra are all about love. Love is literally in the air. Now is a great time to manifest a relationship, or set intentions around improving your current relationship or self-love.

December- Month of Light

Welcome to the final month of 2016 and the threshold of 2017. 2016 is the final year in our 9 year cycle. Both the number 9 and 16 are numbers of endings, completion, introspection, and resolution. This year we have all had to deal with the truth of life and of ourselves in often shocking ways. This could have been revealed to you through being faced with many challenges, or through heightened emotions. The overarching theme of this year has been re-envisioning our future, a future that is aligned with our purpose and divine plan. It hasn’t been easy, and that is why the 12 vibration of December is going to be the light that guides us during this time as we wrap up the end of an era.

December 2016 is a 12 month and a 12 universal month, which is also the number of completion and integration. No doubt you have probably experienced a spiritual rebirth this year that has allowed you to integrate the higher wisdom achieved into a potential reality for this next phase of your life.

2016 we descended into the depths of our souls, purging and releasing all that no longer serves us in order to enter into a new 9 year cycle with purity, perspective, optimism, and inner strength. It all begins with December, when our truest dreams, aspirations, and divine plan will be illuminated from our highest selves!

Allow yourself during this next month to slow down in order for the exciting 2017 energy to enter your being slowly and methodically, while the last fragments of negativity leaves your consciousness.

Be mindful, be grateful, don’t fixate too much on the future or the past, and spiritually prepare yourself for this next chapter by being present and connected to your inner truth and divine source. This is when your inner light will shine brighter than the sun. Afterall, December is the celebratory month of light!

xx     Sending you love and light from The Luminessence  xx

Key Dates

December 12- Super Full Moon in Gemini-See your life from a different light, you will be unrecognizable to yourself and others

December 19-Mars moves into Pisces- spiritual contemplation before action

December 19- Mercury goes Retrograde- yes the planet of communication and travel will be in retrograde during Christmas, however, this will be a very strong time for reflection and recalibration

December 29- New Moon in Capricorn- we end 2016 with a New Moon, signaling many beautiful changes to come in the new year!

 

Lucky Number 7

There are way too many 7s for me today. September 7, on a 7 date (9 month + 7 day= 16= 7), on a 7 universal day (9+7+2+0+1+6= 25= 7), I am in a personal year 7, and a personal 7 month. Basically, this is going to be one hell of an introspective/ascension day. Not to mention our moon is in Scorpio which is going to deepen the awareness, as well our Sun is trining Pluto so a transformation is about to begin. It’s also my first day back at school, which is not helping.

Thoughts….

I did a personal reading for myself last night using Michelle Buchanan’s numerology guidance cards. The card I pulled is number 85- Follow Your Dreams. This card is literally what it means……but I intuited that I need to trust the divine timing and flow of life. For the past few months, I have been sensing a feeling of intense change coming my way. I don’t like fixating on the future, but when you have a strong feeling that things are going to change for the better, it is very hard to ignore those feelings.

I am in a personal year 7 which is the year of self-reflection, which is happening through an essence number of 11, the illumination number. I feel that I have gone to places I haven’t gone before with my spiritual self, which has forced me to work on self-love. I am grateful for the lunar cycles this year which have facilitated my growth in uncovering what it is that I want in my life. I like to think of our higher selves as magnets, attracting what it needs to get our “lower selves” to wake up!

The number 85 of this card is two-fold. In numerology, when there is a two digit number, the first number acts through the second number. So for 85, 8 the number of manifestation, will manifest my dreams, which are really my subconscious needs through the vibration of 5. The number 5 has been holding some pretty significant meanings for me lately, from a more cosmic perspective. My fifth house is also going to be lit up for the next year as well, so I can definitely see how my dreams will come to fruition.

The blue card is emphasizing my spirituality, along with the orangey pink star which are the creativity and love colours.

My horoscopes for this week have a recurring theme of transition. I am on a journey, and the only way to safely make it to my destination is to act from a place of centredness. Following my dreams means trusting the natural unfolding of events in my life, and to observe them from a neutral place.

And so it is.

Angel Number 911

For the past month or so I have been seeing 911 twice a day when I happen to look at the time. In numerology, 911 signifies a karmic debt payment, with new opportunities coming soon. I have definitely felt a shift in my energy, where I feel older and wiser somehow.According to angel numerology, 911 is the way your guides let you know that they are happy with your work towards your spiritual mission.

It doesn’t matter that I don’t know how I paid off some karmic debt, because it was honest and true. There isn’t a formula or some magical spell that I can conjure. Just me……..which is the most complicated formula and magic there is.