As a hobby.. and sometimes to make huge life decisions.. I read tarot cards. The tarot deck I love and know so well is The Enchanted Tarot by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. The book and teachings are very easy to follow but really, it was the illustrations that really reeled me in. I am someone who proudly judges a book by its cover and to be honest, it has worked in my favor. It is part of my job to buy books that will never be read and will only serve as a visual prop. So don't judge.
The card illustrations are so beautiful that I have played with the idea of buying another deck so that I can frame some of the cards. If you are into tarot I highly recommend this set.
Last night I did a Three Level Spread for myself. The Three Level Spread offers knowledge of your past, present and future as well as your mind, body and spirit. As many people do I asked a question involving love. My present was the Ace of Hearts which, by definition, is Love.
The book tells of each card in three parts. It tells of The Dream, The Awakening and The Enchantment. The Dream is basically the story and concept behind the card. The awakening is the actual straight-to-the-point meaning of the card and the enchantment is basically a little ritual you can practice to enhance your reading. They say... if you preform "The Enchantment" of the card you see as the most appropriate, then it helps to "reinforce your awareness of, and belief in, the unseen forces that surround you." Now I know this sounds like a bunch of witch craft cult shit but all they really are, are just little forms of meditation.
I thought the one for the Ace of Hearts was particularly nice, especially for a Sunday night. It also involves the new moon, which incidentally, is tonight!
Ok it's either this.. or I sign up for OkCupid... or do both!
If you think this is ridiculous or just plain silly it's totally fine. However, it is important to enter a new moon phase with an open heart and an open mind. Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week. Namaste.