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Llewellyn.com - Tarot Pathways - July/August 2008

Rays of Joy
by Barbara Moore

Llewellyn.com - Rays of Joy  - Tarot Pathways -  July/August 2008

Of this card, The Sun from The Fey Tarot, Riccardo Minetti writes: "...the Sun is an Arcana that by nature is without any kind of ambiguity. It has no shadows, no veils, no half-measures. The sun represents all truths, all certainties...the joy of fullness and of security, when no doubt troubles the soul."

The Sun card is filled with so much positive energy and is generally considered one of great joy. When it comes up in a reading or I have to write about it for a book, sometimes I find I don't have much to say because it seems so simple and clear. For the forthcoming Mystic Dreamer Tarot, I wrote: "The Sun brings a simple message of joy."

But perhaps I've been wrong in over-simplifying the idea of joy. As I thought about it and read what some other people say about joy, it became clear that joy is complex and very individual. Here are some thoughts about joy:

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word—excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
~Pearl S. Buck

"Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing."
~William Shakespeare

"I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace—a connection to what matters."
~Oprah Winfrey

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
~Aristotle

"... joy and sorrow are inseparable…together they come and when one sits alone with you…remember that the other is asleep upon your bed."
~Kahlil Gibran

Within this handful of thoughts we find that some people find joy in doing things. Others, like Oprah, find joy in being rather than doing. Aristotle is among those who think joy (or happiness) is a state of mind or a choice. And Kahlil Gribran reminds us of the complex relationship between joy and sorrow.

So, like most other tarot enthusiasts, I turn to the cards when I want to discover more about something. Hence, the Rays of Joy Spread. It can provide very illuminating results, although I'm still chewing on the fact that Death turned up in my "how do you give or share joy?" position.


Llewellyn.com - Rays of Joy - Tarot Pathways - July/August 2008
  1. How do you define joy?

  2. How does joy connect you to the divine or your Higher Self?

  3. How do you express joy in your daily life?

  4. How do you receive joy?

  5. How do you give or share joy?

  6. What gives you joy intellectually or how do you experience it intellectually?

  7. What gives you joy creatively or spiritually or how do you experience it creatively or spiritually?

  8. What gives you joy physically or how do you experience it physically?

  9. What gives you joy emotionally or how do you experience it emotionally?


Llewellyn.com - Tarot Pathways - New Decks from Lo Scarabeo - July/August 2008

Tarot for Everyone Kit Tarot for Everyone Kit
Perfect for beginners, this boxed set features the popular Universal Tarot deck and a book introducing this ancient practice.
ISBN 9780738713908
US $31.95


Contemplative Tarot Contemplative Tarot
This evocative tarot was inspired by P. D. Ouspensky, the Russian philosopher who explored the idea of higher dimensions of existence. Filled with metaphor and emotion, this deck is an ideal springboard for profound personal reflection.
ISBN 9780738713854
US $22.95


Tarot of the Magical Forest Tarot of the Magical Forest
Who can resist the whimsical charm of the adorable creatures that reside within this visually-appealing tarot. Innocent on the surface, yet magically sophisticated, this enchanting deck speaks to the child within.
ISBN 9780738714127
US $22.95


Mayan Tarot Mayan Tarot
Stone engravings of an ancient civilization come to life in this vivid deck--a tribute to the art and wisdom of the Mayan culture.
ISBN 9780738713861
US $22.95


Harmonious Mini Tarot Harmonious Mini Tarot
This miniature tarot deck will help you find rhythm among the discord in daily life—providing advice for harmonizing work, romance, family, and spirituality.
ISBN 9780738714226
US $11.95


Manga Mini Tarot Manga Mini Tarot
Revolving around the fantastic epic of the Orient, this Manga-inspired tarot is filled with adventure and romance and drama that mirrors our own lives.
ISBN 9780738714219
US $11.95

Llewellyn.com - Tarot Pathways - Llewellyn Journal - July/August 2008

The Spinning Basket Fortune Teller: Put Your Fetishes to Work
by Janina Renée
Over time, many of us acquire an assortment of small but delightful trinkets, such as miniature animals or other little figurines, souvenir items, toys, miniature charms, and many other gewgaws. Along with these, we may also collect natural objects such as seeds and nuts, pebbles, and shells, as well as interesting bits of beach glass or driftwood and other found articles. Oftentimes these things give us pleasure because, aside from being colorful or whimsical, they convey some special symbolism or serve as mementos. However, if you've just been allowing them to accumulate in a junk drawer, you can take them to a new level of use, since these objects, or fetishes, have a traditional role in divination.

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Pendulum Magic
by Richard Webster
The pendulum is an amazing tool that can be used for many different purposes. Once you become proficient with this versatile magical implement there are no limits to the types of questions you can ask. In fact, a pendulum can literally work miracles. However, a proper understanding of technique and diligent practice is required to manifest its true potential. In this article Richard Webster, author of Pendulum Magic for Beginners, provides an informative guide to help you make the most of this enchanting tool. After mastering the pendulum, you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

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Princess Parties for Tarot Royalty
by Janina Renée
Do you need a little inspiration for a fun, unique, and enlightening get-together? How about hosting a gathering using the characters of Tarot court as your muses? Janina Renée delightfully details how to put together an enchanting, grown up "princess party" themed around the court cards of the Tarot. Using Renée's imaginative ideas and entertaining suggestions, you and your guests will not only get in touch with your inner nobility, you'll also discover distinct personality traits through the use of creative art projects, dress-up games, and innovative Tarot readings.

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Llewellyn's Summer Clearance Sale

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Llewellyn.com - Tarot Pathways - New Releases - July/August 2008







Divination Shells Kit
Divination Shells Kit
by Lo Scarabeo

Wooden Rune Kit
Wooden Rune Kit
by Lo Scarabeo

Wooden Runes
Wooden Runes
by Lo Scarabeo

Stone Runes
Stone Runes
by Lo Scarabeo


Moon & Stars Mini Pouch
Moon & Stars Mini Pouch
by Lo Scarabeo

Pentacle Mini Pouch
Pentacle Mini Pouch
by Lo Scarabeo

Llewellyn.com - Tarot Pathways - Readers' Top Picks - July/August 2008
  1. Divination for Beginners
    by Scott Cunningham

  2. The Hidden Path
    by Raven Grimassi & Stephanie Taylor
    & Mickie Mueller

  3. Pendulum Power Magic Kit
    by Lo Scarabeo

  4. The Gilded Tarot
    by Ciro Marchetti
    & Barbara Moore

  5. Tarot Tells the Tale
    by James Ricklef
Llewellyn.com - Tarot Pathways - Llewellyn News - July/August 2008

Llewellyn Tarot Decks Score High on Aeclectic Tarot Top Ten Lists
Mystic Faerie Tarot and Two Other Llewellyn Decks Get Top Votes

Llewellyn's highly acclaimed and wildly popular Mystic Faerie Tarot by Barbara Moore and Linda Ravenscroft has earned the honor of being voted among the Top Ten Decks Published in 2007 according to Aeclectic Tarot web site visitors.

Two other Llewellyn decks, The Robin Wood Tarot and The Gilded Tarot, were among the Aeclectic's Top Ten Tarot Decks of All Time.


Llewellyn.com - Tarot Pathways - Llewellyn Encyclopedia - February/March 2008

Court Cards
The Page, Knight, Queen, and King of each suit of the Tarot.

Pentacles
One of the four suits of the Tarot, corresponding to the modern Diamonds and to the merchant class of medieval society. In the system of the Golden Dawn, corresponds to the element of Earth and the final Heh of Tetragrammaton.

Strength
One of the trumps of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Numbered XI or VIII. In the system of Eliphas Levi, it corresponds to the Hebrew letter Kaph. In the system of the Golden Dawn, Strength corresponds to the Hebrew letter Teth and the astrological sign of Leo.

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