Last time we talked about identifying how we feel about individual cards so that we can eliminate biases. One card that is almost always "not liked" is the Hierophant. Maybe Kim Huggens' exploration of and exercises for this important card will help you not just make peace with the card but really value it.
V The Hierophant
Often depicted as a priest or person of religious authority, the Hierophant is not al- ways a well-received card by modern Tarot readers. Sadly, some people’s bad experiences of religious authority have tainted their view of this card, so it is wise to be aware of one’s own views when studying it.
If the Magician is the Word of Power that
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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,