Dreams for building a better understanding
from David, the 29/05/2020
Dreams, involuntary productions of the psyche, propose a reservoir of images and feelings carrying meanings. Their power of communication has been recognized since the earliest times: the ancients saw it as a source of prophecy, and in Egypt the gods passed to address the pharaoh during his dreams. However, the interpretation of dreams has always come up against their mystery because of their symbols. Some, of course, operate at a non-symbolic level and are to be interpreted literally. But others act more deeply because of their symbols coming from the personal unconscious. By hiding its message in the form of symbols, the dream acts as a "sleeping guardian" as Freud notes. This allows the sleeper to reap the psychological benefits of his night. If we take the habit of noting them when we wake up, we can decipher the riches and warnings of our being on a given aspect of our life.
Temperance and the Devil in the Tarot of Marseille
from David, the 21/05/2020
If you have the Temperance card in your draw, it is because you need to behave in a more balanced or moderate way in your relationship to others and to yourself. Instead of giving in to your out-of-the-box tendencies or over-the-top reactions, you must strive to become more patient and take the time to explore your feelings. This card suggests an element of cooperation or compromise, there is gift and reception of help at the same time, the sign of a harmonious, friendly or loving relationship. The card of the Devil does not necessarily mean evil. It would be more like a situation where the subject feels trapped or enslaved, resulting in frustration or anger. It may also be to combat habits that the consultant is not particularly proud of. He will have to recognize his negative emotions and have the courage to break free. This can also indicate a person around who has a hold on the consultant.
These signs on the palm of your hand
from David, the 29/04/2020
If you have a shorter ring finger than the index finger, you tend to prefer your loneliness and you do not like being bothered too much; you are also a cerebral who appreciates the attention you receive but in terms of human relations you do not take the first step. On the other hand, if you have a ring finger larger than the index, your personality has something charismatic about it and you do not hesitate to take risks; resolved and determined, you can become aggressive if you find yourself up against the wall. If your heart line finishes at the level of your middle finger, you are independent, ambitious and intelligent; you know how to evaluate and judge your environment to make the most of it. If you have the index finger and ring finger of the same length, you are very attentive and tend to get along with everyone. You show kindness and compassion towards your partner and you are a lover of peace.
The Wheel of Fortune and the Strength
from David, the 20/04/2020
The Wheel of Fortune is a little complex to interpret because it announces changes, changes that may arise from our free will as transformations over which we have no influence. These changes may affect relationships, work, home and disrupt existing models in the existence of the consultant. We must not rely on the present situation because things can change dramatically; however, it is a growth prospect. The Strength (formerly Soul Strength) tells us that we will maintain control of things: it represents determination, physical strength, and energy, giving us the means to face any challenge. For this, the subject must appeal to his own convictions and his confidence in him. This card can also represent the creative talents that will soon be exploited. A burst of creative energy will have a positive effect and offer a sense of rebirth.
The Oracle of Belline
from David, the 12/04/2020
This beautiful card game does not really name the creator. In fact, it was designed by a certain Edmond Billaudot, said the mage Edmond (1829 - 1881) who counted among his clientele great celebrities like Victor Hugo, Napoleon III, Alexandre Dumas to name a few. It was around 1865 that he drew this tarot drawing his inspiration both in the tarot of Marseille, religious representations, chivalrous, Kabbalistic... It is to say if he is rich in symbols. This Oracle could have fallen into oblivion except that a man named Belline, great clairvoyant of the twentieth century who consulted during the years 1950 to 1980, seized it, taking affection for the cards that composed it. He gave him his own name after having seriously studied and perfected in his own way. It includes 53 cards and is based on an astrological structure inspired by the "septenary". Each card represents the symbolism of one of the 7 fundamental planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
The Hangman and the nameless Arcane
from David, the 06/03/2020
Contrary to popular belief, the Hangman card should not scare, it does not announce punishment or physical punishment. The Hangman symbolizes a crossroads, invites to a more spiritual life. The Hangman shows that we do not have a good vision of things and that we must question ourselves to find a good perspective. We must therefore get out of limbo, change our current situation which blocks us half (one foot attached and the other not); there is a form of attachment to be aware of. With its skeleton, the nameless Arcane must not be worried either. It indicates the end of a slice of life and indicates that the consultant is able to start another. This is a neutral card that does not necessarily imply the notion of mourning but rather letting go. This can be the end of a relationship or a change in living conditions. It is necessary to detach oneself from one's past to succeed a complete transformation.
The Tower and the Star
from David, the 01/03/2020
These two cards of the Marseille tarot respectively represent change and hope. The Tower, if it suggests chaos, also means that the subject is resolved to fight to prevent the installation of a somewhat difficult situation (if the card is reversed). He will have the opportunity to review and define his values, his lifestyle, his relationships and live in harmony with his true identity. If his beliefs were a little rigid, he could overcome and transmute them to adopt a new attitude. The Star announces luck and faith in a better future. If the subject has experienced difficulties, this card presages that a luminous renewal is about to happen. It symbolizes the fulfillment of wishes and a denouement that will bring a lot of confidence in destiny. The subject will also have to achieve this, to connect with his faith and his true intimacy. Whatever the case may be, the prospect of a new existence is emerging for the better.
The Judgment and the World...
from David, the 17/02/2020
In the tarot of Marseille, these are the last two major cards of the game. If you put them in your draw they are very positive because they evoke the beginning of a new phase. The Judgment announces turning the page on some aspects of the past in order to progress more freely and the World represents the blooming end of a period and the beginning of a new era of growth. The card of Judgment tells us in general that we will be rewarded for sown actions (spiritual, success, promotion) but you will have to let go, accept and forgive. The World indicates the change and induces that the consultant is at the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. It is positive in that it also symbolizes a successful outcome or the materialization of a dream. This can be in the aspect of material success or even deeper - spiritual.
The Sun and the Moon in the tarot of Marseille
from David, the 08/02/2020
If in your tarot draw the card of the Moon appears, it warns you that you will enter a period where you will be more receptive, intuitive, even inspired. It can also mean that you may be plagued by disappointment or delusions. Because appearances can be deceptive; it will be difficult to differentiate between reality and fiction, which could lead you to doubt or confusion. It may be that you have lost the right direction and are looking for your way but it is essential to reconnect with who you really are. If the Sun comes out in your draw you are about to reach a personal goal and then you will enjoy the fruits of your labor. This is one of the best cards in the tarot and this underlines that you have the energy necessary to achieve your goals. You are in a period of great creativity, prosperity and fulfillment in your personal relationships. It can also announce a happy marriage or a satisfaction in love.
The philosopher's stone
from David, the 05/02/2020
Alchemy is often regarded as a pseudo-science whose transmutation of metals is the main object: a curiosity that would only be worthwhile through its contribution to the birth of modern chemistry. This false idea is largely explained by the secret that alchemists have always maintained on their true goal: to achieve enlightenment. In the Middle Ages, the symbolism of alchemical transformation served to conceal what the Church condemned as a heretical practice since it was based on the belief that the individual could find salvation himself without the help of religion. At the supreme esoteric level, the alchemists aimed to transmute the base metal into gold, that is, to transform their ordinary existence into a state of pure spirituality. The philosopher's stone or the elixir of long life are the means sought to achieve this conversion. If the transmutation of base metals into gold proves its power, the elixir was a goal in itself: an essence, and not a mere agent. The journey to enlightenment (the Great Work) thus had a dimension both physical and spiritual.