February 2014

It’s Okay to be a Jerk Today

fridays with veronicaVeronica is my evil twin. And oh my god is she evil! The contents of her Kindle are filthy, filthy, filthy, and her mind isn’t much better. The advice she gives via her Tarot cards is one stop short of crazy, but her intentions are pure. So every Friday I let her go batshit…

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The Animal Wisdom Tarot by Dawn Brunke

Today is a good day to act like a sociopath.  At least that’s what I think this card is trying to say.

The Eagle, Guardian of Feathers (aka King of Swords) is here to tell you not to get all emotional and touchy feely about everything. Be cool. Be calm. Detach.

I watched a documentary on eagles last week and those birds are horrible creatures. They don’t give a shit about anyone’s feelings! They push their infant siblings out of the nest and sometimes even eat them alive as soon as they hatch (provided the mama eagle isn’t around).

These giant winged jerks look out for number one. Get in the way of an Eagle and he will pluck your eyes out and won’t even feel a twinge of guilt.

So what can you learn from these airborne psychopaths?

I think Eagle gives us permission to be cool and detached every now and then. Just because you sometimes want to peck the brains and eyes out of your coworkers doesn’t mean you aren’t “spiritual”.

After all, the Eagle is a spiritual symbol. How such a mean bird managed to claim such a high place on the spiritual animal hierarchy is a mystery. Wrens and Robins – perfectly nice birds – are totally looked over.

So let that be a lesson.

In the comments below, tell me which animal you think gets waaaay to much undeserved attention…

Are you a Tarot beginner? Start here!

Learning Tarot can be an overwhelming experience. So many decks and books to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. If you are feeling in need of a little guidance, I made this video just for you!

6 Steps to Learn Tarot:

Step 1: Get a Tarot deck.

rider-waite-smith-tarotI recommend The Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Read my detailed review right here.
My favorite version of this deck is the Universal Waite Tarot (check it out on Amazon).

 

 

Step 2: Get a good Tarot book.

I love A Magical Course in Tarot by Michele Morgan and Learning the Tarot by Joan Bunning. Both books are excellent resources that you will want to have in your library!

learning the tarotmagical-course

 

 

 

 

For more information about what Tarot decks and Tarot books to get, check out my article Best Tarot Decks & Books for Beginners.

 

Step 3: Don’t get overwhelmed!

Learning Tarot is like peeling an onion – there are many layers. No matter how much you think you know about Tarot, you can always learn more. So don’t attempt to learn everything all at once. Pace yourself, relax and have fun with it!

 

Step 4: Download my free audio tutorial

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In this 16 minute guided exploration, I will walk you through all the steps of giving yourself an intuitive one-card Tarot or Oracle card reading.

Go here to get your free download 🙂

 

Step 5: Make your very own Tarot journal!

tarot-journalAll you need is a blank notebook, some colored pens and maybe some stickers if your into that sort of thing.

Your Tarot journal is your space to write about each Tarot card – what you think it means, any impressions you get, keywords, etc. Or, you can take a more specific approach to Tarot journalling and write about particular topics, as I suggest right here.

Check out my article Make Your Own Tarot Journal…And Boost Your Tarot Reading Skills for some ideas on Tarot journalling.

 

Step 6: Learn the Tarot card meanings

Learning the meanings of the 78 cards in your Tarot deck will be lots of fun when you use my 7 Tips for Learning Tarot Card Meanings.

Grab your “Tarot Cheat-sheet” right here. This list of all the Tarot card meanings will be handy to have on hand as you learn Tarot!

You may find that learning the Court Cards is harder than you thought. If you struggle with this, have a peek at my article & video: Learn the Tarot Court Cards Once and for All!

 

Further study:

buddhaHow to Read a Tarot Card with Intuition
Learn how to develop your intuition and how to use it to interpret a Tarot card.

3 Ways to Connect with Your Deck
Your Tarot readings will improve dramatically once you feel a true bond with your cards. This exercise is a must-do whenever you get a new deck!

 

I want to hear from you!

If you are a Tarot beginner, what do you find is your biggest challenge in learning Tarot? If you have been reading Tarot a while, what helped you the most when you were first learning? And what advice do you have for beginners? Tell me in the comment section below 🙂

 

 

Oracle Card for Friday….Erect Massive Boundaries!

fridays with veronicaVeronica is my evil, Tarot reading twin. She is a lover of all things mystical and smutty, and between drinking martinis and chasing after boy toys, she hardly has time to write this column. But despite her busy schedule she is about to dish out some “Goddess Guidance” from my Goddess Guidance Oracle Deck….

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Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Boundaries! Boundaries! Boundaries!

Fuck, I love that word.

Say NO. Just say NO. NO. NO. NO!

I love that word too, and so should you.

Ishtar, while sporting some impressive cleavage, says “love yourself enough to say no to others demands on your time and energy.”  Amen to that.

This weekend, practice saying “no” just for the hell of it. Say no to as many things as you can think of. Even things you want to say “yes” to. Except if its a free drink or a free lap dance….or anything free for that matter.

Okay, let me amend that – just say “no” to all things that will require some amount of effort or sacrifice on your part.

Remember when you were two years old and said “no” to everything just for shits and giggles? Do that! Channel your inner two year old.

By the end of the weekend you may find that you have created a tantalizing expanse of free time, deliciously devoid of annoying friends and demanding family members. Pat yourself on the back! The only downside is there won’t be anyone left to say “no” to.

In the comments below, tell me what you will be saying “NO” to this weekend…..

Tarot Talk with Christiana Gaudet

I recently had the privilege of chatting with Tarot reader extraordinaire Christiana Gaudet – Certified Tarot Grandmaster and author of Fortune Stellar and Tarot Tour Guide. I had tons of juicy Tarot questions to ask and in this interview we touch on some hot Tarot topics like:

Tarot beginners: what you need to know

Doing professional readings: how to know when your ready

How to interpret a Tarot card in a specific position

Do your family and friends hate Tarot? Here’s what to do…

Christiana even shares what it was like to give Tarot readings at a polyamorous community festival!!!! If only my own tarot gigs were this intriguing!

Check out Christiana’s website: http://tarotbychristiana.com/

Leave a comment and let me know which issue/topic really resonated with you 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day! A Message from the Virgin Goddess…

fridays with veronicaVeronica Noir! By day she reads Tarot, googles inappropriate words and laughs at filthy jokes. By night she slinks through the streets, preying on innocent young men, devouring their souls like a bag of Kettle Chips (Salt and Vinegar). Now she is about to give you some straight up advice on how to live your life…

 

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Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Happy Valentine’s Day!

For a minute I thought Diana’s bow and arrow kind of reminded me of Cupid. Which I had to snicker at because the goddess Diana does not go in for any of that romantic shit.

According to Roman mythology, Diana was a virgin. Not a virgin in the vaginal sense, but a real virgin – a woman unto herself who was totally independent and free from all the silly marriage claptrap.

One day, this dude who was totally into her followed her to the stream where she bathed and hid behind a tree so he could be creepy and watch her. Diana doesn’t miss a trick. She spots him and turns him into a deer and then BAM! A pack of dogs rip him to shreds.

So Diana doesn’t mess around. She means what she says and does what she means.

Her message for today is this: “Keep your unwavering thoughts, feelings and actions focused on your target and you will make your mark.”

So don’t be half-assed about anything this weekend. Don’t be wishy washy. If you need to turn someone into a deer to make a point, then by all means, do it!

New Tarot Spread for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day – with all it’s plastic flowers, heart shaped boxes, and creepy cupids – is almost here!

I know some of you may dread this day, while some of you might love it. Me, I like Valentine’s for one thing and one thing only….heart shaped chocolates. The way they form to the roof of my mouth as they melt sends shivers down my spine!

Anyhow, regardless of whether or not your in a relationship, we all have a relationship with ourselves. It’s the one relationship we can never leave….ever (shudder!) And I wanted to share a Tarot card spread from my e-book Tarot Card Spreads for Love, Sex & Relationships that everyone could enjoy. I didn’t want to leave anyone out in the cold!

So here it is….the Self Love Spread:

self love spreadWant more spreads like this one? How about a whole book of them?

tarot spreads for love, sex & relationships

This Valentine’s, do something romantic and delicious for yourself. I am planning on visiting the new, fancy chocolatier store in my town and then treating myself to a latte and an hour of sketching (or writing) in a nearby coffee shop. Eeeee! I feel seduced already!

In the comments below, tell me all about your Valentine’s day plans …..

Be Compassionate….to nice people only

fridays with veronicaVeronica is a slinky minx of a Tarot reader who gives awful (yet always practical) advice. She is the The Daily Tarot Girl’s evil twin and has a passion for telling it like it is, offending others and being way sexier than everybody else. She recently got into her good twin’s box of Doreen Virtue oracle cards and she’s just having a field day….

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Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

“Release judgments about yourself and others, and focus on the love and light that is within everyone.”

Except for the assholes. Don’t release judgements about them 😉

Kuan Yin busts onto the scene with her message of compassion, but what she’s really saying is you must learn to love all of yourself…even your inner jerk-face.

Then releasing judgments about all the other jerk-faces in your life will be a whole lot easier.

No one is one-dimensional. We all have our wonderful and terrible aspects.

That raging douche-bag who pulled out in front of you in the grocery store parking lot, causing you to slam on your breaks, sending a carton of milk flying off the passenger seat and bursting into your windshield and all over the dashboard and upholstery, also has a really lovable side to him.

Trust me….