Animal Totem Tarot
Leeza Robertson, art by Eugene Smith
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Three of Swords
It is all too easy to spin even "negative" cards in a positive way. We've grown accustomed to shunning anything that might be considered negative, but this illusion that all can and should always be sunshine and rainbows comes at a cost. If we do not honor our sorrow, we forsake an important and necessary part of the human experience. Leeza Robertson shares a message that she received from Elephant while working on this powerful deck.
A message from the Elephant
“There is something to be said for taking a moment and honoring what hurts. Pain itself is not the problem;
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Leeza Robertson, author of the new Tarot Court Cards for Beginners.
It is no secret that I use many and varied techniques to deepen my relationship with the tarot. From spell-work to journaling to meditation, I am always gathering new tools to take me deeper into the blessings and challenges of the cards. One of my favorite techniques is pathworking. For me, pathworking with the cards not only allows me to take a journey with them but also through them. It is as if I am standing literally in their shoes navigating my life experience through them, giving me the position of the detached observer.
The court cards of the tarot are especially
Tarot Court Cards for Beginners
Leeza Robertson helps us to really understand the court cards of tarot. So many of us say that the ranks of Page, Knight, Queen, and King are not relevant to our experience and make no sense. Leeza helps by exploring what these positions meant in their own context. Once we understand what these positions were like, we can better understand the cards. In addition, she provides interpretations for what the cards mean in the following categories:
As a person
As an archetypal influence
As a spiritual influence
As a messenger
Here is how Leeza introduces us to the Pages:
In the world of tarot, the page can go by other names. It can be