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Not So Virtue-ous: The Online Uproar About Doreen Virtue

So the big scoop in the tarot world last week is eclipse-related: eclipses are known for shaking things up and sudden about-faces. In true big-ass eclipse fashion, Doreen Virtue, known primarily for her Angel Oracles and tarot decks, very publicly DENOUNCED tarot this week (she also denounced fairies, mermaids, goddesses, etc.).

A little background information: Whenever a card reader says that they are a Certified Angel Card Reader, this is likely to mean that they studied through one of Doreen Virtue’s online courses, gaining more advance training in how to read the Angel Cards.

As for me, I’m not an Angel Card reader. I’ve just never been drawn to those kinds of decks (these are the ones I am drawn to). I’m not saying that I don’t believe in angelic energy or symbolism… in fact there have been many times I have seen such symbols and connected with them in my tarot work, namely seeing much Archangel Michael energy in the Swords suit of Ciro Marchetti’s Legacy of the Divine tarot deck.

Going on the record here: Doreen Virtue’s work has never spoken to me personally. This is not to say that the people that DO follow her work, buy her decks, or study with her online, aren’t getting something meaningful or profound: to each their own. But me? Meh. Not a fan.Continue Reading

How to read tarot? It’s as easy as telling a story…

 

I squinted to look at the clock: 2:30am, already? I sighed, fighting my heavy eyelids and losing, trying to read the same sentence over and over again. Before I knew it, I was nodding my head, and the book was falling out of my grip. As I caught it with a start, I admitted defeat. I closed the book, put it down on the nightstand, and I was out like a light within minutes.

Can you relate? A good story is compelling, engrossing, can’t put it down stuff… my mind was all in, but my body… not so much: after a marathon weekend of reading 24/7, even I had my limits and I was tuckered out.

A good tarot reading is like the best story, come to life in the pictures on the cards. Because that’s all that tarot really is, when you boil it down: pictures on a card. Tell the story in those pictures, relate it to your life (or the client’s), and you have a tarot reading: yes, that’s reading tarot (in a nutshell). Continue Reading

You don’t NEED a tarot reading

You don’t need a tarot reading.

A tarot reading is a want and not a need.

What tarot reader in their right mind would tell you this? Because I want you to take responsibility for your actions and inactions. A tarot reading should be an empowering act, but it can’t be when you choose to ask someone else to decide for you what you should do. Sadly, there have been quite a few times where a client have asked me to do exactly that!

All we as tarot readers can do for you is show you your options, based on the patterns that are currently going on now. We throw cards, we show, we illuminate. And then YOU, and only you my dear, can choose what to do.

Recently, a regular client of mine told me that a reading with me is a catalyzing experience. She has a reading with me, and things start to shift… as a result, the cards start to shift as well. Each reading, we move away from how she started, and how far she has come in her journey.

While it is flattering to be thought of as the instigator for her growth, I cannot take credit. The work was on her to do, and she did it: she and only she is responsible for her results… and I have no problem in giving all the credit to her.

Put it this way: I can assign you the homework, but it’s up to YOU to do it.

Blessings,
~*~Hilary~*~
www.tarotbyhilary.com
hilary@tarotbyhilary.com

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