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Fate vs Free Will
This is a very important and sometimes controversial topic. Kim Huggens shares some of her wisdom in Tarot 101:
The issue of fate vs. free will is one that every Tarot reader must face in the course of their development. Your view on the matter dictates your reasons for reading and your approach to delivering a reading.
Do we act freely from our conscious decisions? Are we influenced by something else—other people, our genetics, our upbringing, God? And to what extent do these influences affect us? Some people believes that a destiny or fate has been planned for us or given to us at birth, or that it
At the beginning of a new year, people often make a resolution to keep a journal. Keeping a journal has many benefits and can be done any number of ways. One way is to journal about tarot cards. In Tarot 101, Kim Huggens provides lots of great journaling questions for each card. You could work through the book in order or randomly draw a card and look up the questions she has created.
The beginning of the year often brings peace, calm, and hope, the very energy of the Star card. Here are Kim’s questions. Pull out your favorite version of the Star, grab your best pen or favorite markers and settle in with this gentle card.
Questions for Journaling about The Star
Am I hopeful?
Last year at this time, we had unseasonably high temperatures. In Minnesota in March, we are usually in the 40s. Last year, we enjoyed 60 and 70 degree days and even one 80 degree day. This year, we are unseasonably low, with temps in the 20s and 30s. Right about now, I am longing to feel warm. So I am a little obsessed with the Sun card. My favorite Sun card of all time is the one from the Gaian Tarot:
And I'm working with exercises from Kim Huggens' Tarot 101, a brilliant book.
Here are a few of the exercises she provides for working with the Sun card:
Make a vow to yourself: for one month you will aim to do at least one thing each day that makes you truly happy,
Tarot shelves at bookstores are filled with beginner level books. Do we really need so many? Aren’t they all essentially the same?
I think we do need so many and that they are not essentially the same. First, they all differ in terms of voice and presentation. People learn differently and respond better to some styles of communication than to others. Every author has his or her own voice and way of explaining things. Second, not every tarot reader interprets or reads the cards in the same way. By seeing that there are so many different methods and schools of thought, new readers are encouraged to explore until they find what works for them.
This month we will look at eight