I’m not sure how long the idea to hand paint my own tarot deck has been brewing. It’s a bit like when I write…it is there in the back of my mind before the timing is right to bring it forward. In any case, I got serious about this huge undertaking sometime in 2020.
I had always loved art and colour, but my technique was rusty. Where on earth would I start…where I always start, with learning and relearning. I spent over a year in art classes, brushing up on what I remembered from senior school and learning about colour, composition, perspective, blending with acrylics and painting with watercolour and Indian Ink. What a journey it has been…an absolute love despite the daunting task of attempting to hand paint 78 tarot cards.
Most tarot decks are created with imagery and graphic design. There are a few beautiful hand painted decks, and you’ll know them when you see them. The late Poppy Palin’s Everyday Enchantment Tarot is one. When hand painting, there are no shortcuts. Each card is literally a painting. So while it’s challenging, hand painting my tarot is also incredibly meaningful. It is also done from pure creativity, and that process allows for psychic ability to flow. It allows for many pathways and directions and the choices I make in these cards incorporate not only traditional tarot meanings, but a clairvoyance too.
Simply put, hand painting my own tarot deck has been, and is, a labor of love for me that draws together such creativity and spiritual connection that it generates anticipation that is quite unexpected.
A couple of days ago, I read on the New Moon in Virgo. It was a blend of astrology and tarot, and clairvoyance, I was comfortable with…so much of the past month of August 2021 had been uncomfortable, ranging to distressing.
At the beginning of the month I had a serious sense of foreboding (is there any other kind?). I say ‘serious’ because I’ve covered much over the past 4 years psychically across the world and have not been as rattled. Perhaps it was the Delta variant sweeping across my home state in Australia, perhaps it was the horrendous withdrawal of allies and the US from the ill-fated Afghanistan ‘war’, or the absolute madness on anything from Covid and vaccines, through to the illogical and insane conspiracy theories emanating from Q-anon. Such insanity that there are actually ‘Q’ Members of Congress in the US, and not far from it in other countries. The continual connection to that energy just wore me down. At times, it felt like we were all on the verge of drowning in our own destruction.
As August began, I was dreaming of an endless procession of funerals – black hearses outside churches – and then my dreams turned to severe flooding events. Boats floating underwater, torrential rains and stranded people in homes. I warned my viewers at the beginning of the month…August is going to be difficult. This was cold comfort to me, seemingly caught in the anxiety of knowing what was coming. As it turned out, my readings on Delta being uncontrollable across my state, were correct (other states have more control at this point). Horrendous flooding across Europe and in parts of the US seemed to be prescient. As I write, Hurricane Ida is bearing down on Louisiana. Is this where the submerged boats were? I warned viewers there would be people needing to get to high ground. And yet, despite the heaviness of August, including the deaths and mayhem in our withdrawal from Afghanistan, I felt a shift coming in September. I outlined my insight in a New Moon in Virgo reading which is included in this post. What does this mean…will things get easier? Not quite yet, though I see signs of progress nevertheless.
On 6th September 2021, the New Moon enters the most hard-working of the zodiac signs. Over Washington, it is in the 6th House of work, public service and health. There are real signs, I feel, of people waking up to the endless loop of negativity that governs our politics. What we are seeing…the rise of the ‘Big Lie/s’, the conspiracy theorists, the aggressive ‘Covid-19 is a hoax-ers ’, the split mentality of far right and far left politics…the unwillingness to give any ground, and the sheer destructiveness of the continual media and social media cycles, is no accident. We are meant to see this…we are seeing this…and we know it has to change if we are to survive. I believe enough of us are noticing this now, and with that attention, so too is the need to do the work…to repair, to reform and to move forward, not backwards. There is no better time for this than when the New Moon (setting goals) is in Virgo (doing the work).
So, yes, I am still optimistic despite what we’ve witnessed in August. We are getting ‘woke’ from our complacency and polarisation because there is no other choice. Change is often necessary and always inevitable.
I’m not entirely sure when the energetic vibration of Nostradamus presented itself but it did, including with the significance of rose petals which I later found out were quite important in the healing work of Nostradamus.
Most of us know this seer for his blindingly accurate predictions. Less is known about his healing work with plague victims. I found this channeling quite special because I learnt about Nostradamus the human being. He revealed a man with a deep love of family and of helping the poor who received little medical help throughout the epidemics of plague. Yet Nostradamus healed many through simple and effective hygienic regimes, and a commitment to help.
Prior to the channeling I did not know how Nostradamus saw the visions which formed the basis of his predictions but I saw a method later confirmed with my research post channeling. I’ll leave the video to speak for itself; and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did…learning about the compassionate and humanistic person that was Nostradamus. These same strengths allowed him to predict accurately, and perhaps to help humanity into the future.
During my spiritual journey which began as a young girl understanding that I needed first to know myself before I could begin to know others, I have researched many esoteric concepts and beliefs. The one constant throughout the gathering of knowledge has been the real possibility of developing a deep connection to Spirit. Some of you know my back story; that in 2015 a very serious illness and prolonged rehabilitation further illuminated my spirituality. So many signs and guides were put in my path that it became impossible for me to continue to live the same life in the same way.
A dream one night which took me to what I thought of as the Afterlife and picking up my tarot again not long after, brought a rush of validation that my pathway was no longer my ‘orthodox’ and mainstream career, but lay instead in reconnecting with my clairvoyance and using my intuition in the everyday world. This profound realization has taken me back to myself and to abilities I had used in childhood but never fully understood, and so had they’d been relegated to the recesses to gather dust. I began Revealing Light Tarot in 2018 and have been pushed, no rushed forward, towards using as much of my psychic abilities as I currently know how to do. I say ‘currently’ because I believe we do not stop learning…ever.
Despite a wholehearted embrace of my spirituality and reconciliation with who I am and my purpose in this life, a lifetime’s analytical and sometimes skeptical thinking remains. In all my travels in this life up until last year – professional career person by day; esoteric explorer by night – I have never been able to fully accept that angels have the names we humans give them, that the most powerful and uttered of the ‘archangels’ appear to be male, and that those like the former angelic author and guru Doreen Virtue (who’s now rejected her early pioneering work for a brand of fire and brimstone Christianity), can channel ‘messages from the angels’. It all seemed a little…kitsch to be totally honest. However…
Around a fortnight ago I was doing a ‘reading’ upstairs in my bedroom for my Patreon viewers. I had decided to throw my tarot cards on the subject of whether or not angels exist. Immediately, as soon as I sat down, I was aware of rapid energy bursts around me in the room. Before I pressed the record button, I felt the light orbs behind me. This wasn’t the first time they’d appeared while I was reading in a video, but it was the first time they came en masse and coinciding with particular phrases. The phrase that seemed to resonate with particular orbs was the name of ‘Metatron’.
I won’t give away too much more of what occurred in this video. I’ll let you watch it for yourself. When you’re viewing, watch for light orbs at: 2:43, 16:25, 17:21 and 18:53. Let me know what you think.
The chakras can illuminate how we feel as we interact within the world. The Root Chakra which is located at the base of the spine, relates to our feelings of trust and safety. Its characteristics include:
Survival in this earthly world
Physical identity and our sense of self
Our need for support and our interactions with those support systems
Our basic needs from food and shelter through to self preservation.
The Root Chakra is associated with the colour red. It keeps us grounded and, if it is balanced, living hopefully without fear in this world.
One of the characteristics associated with this chakra that is particularly compelling for me is its association with money. Afterall, money is the currency of our safety in this world; if we have enough, we feel safe. If we don’t have enough to pay our bills then feelings of financial insecurity dominate.
In tarot, the 4 of Pentacles is associated with this feeling of insecurity. This card will often come up when someone has been raised with not enough, or is undergoing financial difficulty, or is depending on someone else (a partner or family member) for help with the cost of living.
In my tarot chakra readings I can get a glimpse of the possible issues as they relate to the various chakras. The tarot can indicate the strengths and the weaknesses, combined with the focal point of a particular chakra. For example a 4 of Pentacles in the Root Chakra position indicates to me an insecurity or lack of trust in the world. The Ace of Swords appearing, or aligned with the Throat Chakra which focuses on communication, is indicative of someone who speaks their truth. A Queen of Cups (stability and support) in the Heart Chakra (love) can indicate a nurturer and a healer. Or alternatively the need for support.
Tarot provides insights and reflection and can be used to glean information in much the same way as psychic Reiki can. The chakras are the portals through which energy flows through our subtle or energetic body. Our health can be impacted by the vulnerabilities or weaknesses in these focal points. Insight through the tarot can identify potential blockages and ways forward.
Everything is energy, one way or another. Tarot can identify these unseen energetic influences that might be holding us back or, alternatively, those strengths we may not even be aware we hold within our energetic patterns.
I started my YouTube channel Revealing Light Tarot to use the psychic gifts I was born with but had pushed to the background for most of my life. Instead I pursued a mainstream career, working as a media editor and, later, for the government and in consulting. Despite full and productive jobs, I always felt something was missing…it was. I wasn’t communicating directly enough with spirit.
In 2015, I was hit with the news I had cancer. Thankfully it was early stage but, nevertheless, treatment was harsh. Radiation, chemo, surgery and more chemo. It was during this time that my connection with spirit strengthened. In fact, it more than strengthened, it became supercharged. After that there was no going back. And so Revealing Light Tarot was born.
I got my first tarot deck when I was 23 years old…from an old shop tucked away on the outskirts of Kings Cross. My Aquarian deck was located in a disused part of the shop, gathering dust. I was drawn to the strange archetypes, knights and queens and, particularly, to the High Priestess. Over the years I read for family and friends…until cancer and the compelling need to live more spiritually and to use my gifts, rather than shy away from them or, more to the point, fear them.
I read recently on whether or not Karma is real. These messages are channeled quickly and through my Third Eye and Crown Chakra. The case is presented for our God given gift of manifestation, and for the practical and spiritual benefits of keeping the slate clean.
Here is a link to the file. What do you think? Is Karma real?