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Predicting Probability with Tarot (Yes, No, Maybe So)

For many tarot practitioners, we understand the value in a well constructed question. In fact, if a question isn't clear enough, I'll reach out to my client to rework it so it's more succinct. The philosophy states, the better the question, the better the answer, and so many a great readings start with a well thought out and fully formed question.

But what about those times when you just want a straight forward, yes or no response!? Damn it tarot, I just want to know if I'm gonna get that job or not!

Okay, here's the thing. There is something inherently problematic about a closed ended question where Tarot is concerned, and that's that it doesn't allow any room for grey. I am a firm believer in free will, but I also understand energy and trajectory, so while I think it's possible that Tarot can show us the "likelys", the future isn't set in stone, and so there must always be room for the "maybe". Even if the answer is "yes", it's always a "yes" with a caveat. So, how can you determine probability using tarot? Well, keep reading and I'll show you!

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#tarotthursdaythree for 02/02/2017

Can you believe it!? It's already Thursday again and that means it's time for another round of #tarotthursdaythree. This week, we have another guest contribution, which is perfect because this also means that it's yet another week where I don't have to think up questions - thank you community!

This week's question set was contributed by another of my faves, Alaina, who can be found at exploringlyyours.com as well as Instagram. Her posts are always thoughtful and though-provoking, whether directly about tarot or not, so you'll definitely want to check her out. In the meantime, let's tackle this week's questions! And, if you have no idea what this is all about, you can read more about the process, how to participate as well as how to contribute here.

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Sun, Moon, Rising...and Tarot

Preface: If you've found this article (or others) helpful, or have enjoyed the resources that I create, please consider joining me on Patreon. Even at $1 a month you are helping me sustain my work here while also unlocking access to content that has never been and will never be published in this space. Thanks!

Let me start this post by making a bit of a disclaimer: I am not, in any way, an expert in Astrology. I know more than the basics, enough to get by and infuse an element here or there into my readings. We're talking more than the average person who kinda-sorta understands their sun sign, but I am no match for those who have spent years studying this complex and fascinating field. So now that that's out of the way, I want to tell you a little story about an epiphany I recently had regarding my own chart. Before that though, I'll explain a little about what this post will discuss, which are the three core signs; Sun, Moon, and Rising.

Let's start with the Sun Sign. This is the aspect of our chart that we tend to talk about the most. It's probably how we mostly identify and the thing looked at when consulting a daily horoscope and for many, it starts and stops there. But, we know better, and Astrology is much more complicated than the Sun sign. So, let's now introduce the Moon sign. This is the sign that was present in the Moon at the time and date of our birth. It's associated with our inner selves, our emotional lives and reactions and how we process and filter our feelings. And finally, if discussing the core three, we also have our Rising sign. This is the sign that was on the horizon during our date and time of birth, also known as the ascendant sign. It is believed that the Rising Sign is how we project and reflect to the world. While the Sun sign is what you know to be true about yourself, and how you may experience yourself overall, the Rising Sign is often how you appear to others and the outside world.

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#tarotthursdaythree for 01/18/2017

It's Thursday and therefore, time for another round of #tarotthursday for mystical bloggers. This week's question set was contributed by one of my favourite Tarot gals, Ania, who you can find on InstagramYouTube, as well as over on her blog

If you're not familiar with the drill, read more about it here! For those who have been following along, the questions, as well as my responses, are after the cut.

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#tarotthursdaythree for 01/12/2017

It's Thursday, which means it's time for another installment of #tarotthursdaythree. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, read more about it here!

This week's questions are brought to you by the lovely Beth @greenwitch_oracle. Please check her out and if you would like to contribute questions for an upcoming week, be sure to submit the form and I'll be in touch.

Now without further ado, let's get to the questions!

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Tarot Thursday Three

Welcome to the very first #tarotthursdaythree!

For those who don't follow me on Instagram, I'll explain a little bit about what this is and why I started it.

When I began blogging in the early 2000s, I would participate in something called the Friday Five. It actually started on LiveJournal and still exists today, so there ya go! The Friday Five is basically 5 random questions that bloggers of all sorts could answer and post, especially if they were lacking content or motivation to post something otherwise. It was simple, easy, fun and most of all, it got you typing.

Lately, I've been focusing on other efforts so my blog has taken a bit of a backseat. But, I still want to maintain it, even if just to post small updates, and this is why the Tarot Thursday Three was born. 

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In-Depth With The 8 of Cups
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell

There is something unsettling about the 8 of Cups. Maybe it's because it's been stalking me for a solid year. Or maybe it's because whenever it shows up, it's a stark reminder that I'm still the fellow with his back to one life, though not fully entrenched in another; a kind of sort of between two worlds type of feel. Before I speculate on the true nature or intention behind the 8 of Cups, I first need to come to terms with why it makes me feel ill at ease.

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Tarot "Rules" and Misconceptions

Anything that has been around for decades, if not centuries, is bound to carry with it traditions of history and ideas about it’s best use. Tarot is no exception and through the years, all sorts of folks have applied their best practices to this particular form of divination. With that in mind, this article is less about dispelling myths, but rather a way for me to express my thoughts on ideas that have been passed down through the years and to offer some explanation as to why or why not they apply to my daily practice.

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