The Hanged Man #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The Hanged Man is, to me, about potential energy rather than kinetic energy.  It’s healing, becoming prepared to act, observing – this isn’t the stillness of one who is lazy or afraid – this is the stillness of someone collecting their resources and getting ready to act. The song I chose for The Hanged Man is “Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash. I keep a close watch on this heart of mineI keep my eyes wide open all the timeI keep the ends out for the tie that bindsBecause you’re mine, I walk the line I find it very, very …

The Hermit #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The Hermit is a card about being alone – It’s not about being lonely.  There is a big difference between alone and lonely.  Have you ever gotten frustrated because no one around you can see what you see?  No one is hearing you and you need to go sit and be still so you can get your thoughts in order.  That’s this card.  The light that he’s holding doesn’t shine very far out.  It’s just for him.  He’s not looking away into the future, he’s looking right in front of him.  He’s got his staff to lean on in case …

Justice #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

For my city, St. Louis, this card is pretty timely.  Peace and Justice….Peace and Justice – xoLFT I always thought that the Justice card was male, but then I did some research and found that it’s based on Athena.  If you look at the card – there is NO water.  This is a bit unusual for tarot cards, particularly in the Major Arcana.  No water?  No emotion.  This card is about being critical and impartial.  There is no room here for empathy.  Squishy, emotional types like me get very uncomfortable when this card comes up.  It’s cold, objective and very, …

The Chariot #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

I always find it interesting that his steeds have no reins. He’s driving the chariot through willpower and that’s it.   This card is about being In Control.  You got this.  You are confident, resourceful and savvy.  He’s got No Reins in his hands – the imagery is pretty important because it implies that the driver needs nothing else to get to his goals.  Doesn’t matter that he’s got a fancy canopy or a couple of sphinxes ready for any request he has.  He can just go.  No obstacle is too big, no opponent is too strong.  There is a lot …

The Lovers #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The important figures here are the man and woman.  Naked and beautiful and drawn to each other.  The word that comes to my mind when I see this card is*magnetic*.  Have you ever looked at someone and immediately felt your heart drop into your shoes?  Have you ever felt so compelled to touch someone that you had to physically restrain yourself from doing so?  Have you ever been unable to break eye contact, but not sure why?  You just grin and accept the fact that your life is going to change. The Tarot MixTape selection for the Lovers is “Why …

The Hierophant #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

I think that the key to the Hierophant is this – underneath all of those fripperies and layers is the Truth.  You have to work to get to the Truth.  You have to search to find the Keys – and then you open the door and there’s usually another door waiting for you.  It’s never easy, and it’s always going to leave you with more questions than answers, which is the point, really. The Tarot MixTape Playlist jam for the Hierophant was chosen by the lovely and gifted Theresa Reed.  She can be found on Facebook and at www.thetarotlady.com.  Did …

The Empress #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

If the High Priestess is Persephone, the Empress is her Mama, Demeter.  Lush surroundings, flowers everywhere, stars in her lovely hair.  Can refer to pregnancy, delight, desire, sexuality, fertility and sensuality.   Bow chicka bow bow.  This lady is warm, enveloping love.  It can refer to pregnancy when it comes up in a reading, so be careful.  It also stands for fertility with finances or art.  Everything you touch grows. A neat thing I’ve noticed after doing this for 22 years, is that this card comes up all the time during the Spring.  The first time I blogged about this card, it …

High Priestess #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

With the High Priestess, you know that the answers will not be easily won.  This card frustrates and fascinates me.  When I see it in a reading, I tell the client to look deeper, ask questions, trust your intuition and mind your manners.  There is a proper etiquette to asking the Universe.  You have to do your homework.  You have to show respect.  Or she just might close the curtains and send you on your way. TAROT MIX TAPE PLAYLIST SONGS!  Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac, and Pendulum Swinger by the Indigo Girls.  Mmmm- yeah.

The Fool #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The songs that come to mind with this card, for Tarot MixTape Playlist ™ purposes are these.  One is highly inappropriate, and one of my favorites.  🙂  Jump, you f*cker jump- just that line alone sings the Fool to me.  Jump, because you’re going to miss everything if you don’t get moving.  And the simplicity of “Three Little Birds” ties in nicely with the simplicity of the Fool.  Everything is gonna be alright.  Even if it’s not the alright you were looking for.   xo LFT

Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules… – Tom Robbins

The Lovers.  Aw, come on.  What a gorgeous image.  The sun is shining high and bright, the Angel of Outlandish Headgear is giving a blessing, with its own fog machine, The Tree of Knowledge (complete with serpent) one one side and a burning bush on the other.  Hello, overt Biblical references!  How ya doing.  You gotta love Rider Waite. That’s this card.  It doesn’t even have to be romantic, although that’s most often the case.  Some people who walk around on this Earth are Tribe.  They’re yours.  You might take a couple of decades to find them, but once you …