Cards Don’t Lie — People Do

Madame Nadia- GyspyYou might be a novice, or even a more seasoned reader. You might be super intuitive, and you know your cards well. Maybe you got innate social intelligence. And, of course, you are an empath .

Well, dha’ling, being an empath in the fortunetellig biz is both a blessing and a curse. Surely, we don’t need to go into the blessing part. But lets talk about the curse aspect!

When we are compassionate, supporting, and empathizing with our clients, we start feeling more inclined to tell them what they want to hear :
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🤥 5 of Pentacles — “Of course you’re getting your old job back.” .

🤥 3 of Swords — “Absolutely, he’s leaving his crazy wife for you.” .

🤥 7 of Swords — “Has she cheated on you? No way!”

We all have been there. And if you aren’t a complete charlatan, who gives clients only what they want to hear, so they come back for more horse shit — you know how shook your integrity be after that client leaves.

So how shall we deal with this catch 22? My best advice is — read the damn cards! When all fails, go back to the reading table, and tell your client word in word what the layout is about; explaining each card’s meaning, and letting them soak in the vibe. Then, when they are aware of the cartomantic atmosphere, you’ll be able to let them down easier.

Cards don’t lie, readers do. Don’t be an over-extended empath. Deliver the prophesy with integrity, and trust that your client will benefit in meaningful ways from your honest divination, in the long run because Spirit works in mysterious ways!

If you’d like to learn more about how to cultivate the foxiest version of yourself, or techniques to balance your, chakras, or about meditation, ritual crafting, all things cartomancy …. and how to make your instagram look glamorous, please DM or book some time with me at www.madamenadia.com.
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Weekly Prediction — Trusting the Architect When the Design Falls to $#|~

Yod Bet MemWe can be intuitive AF, lead spiritual and embodied lives, eat clean and practice gratitude with a zest, and still, once in a while, some plan we felt 1000% aligned with falls to pieces.

And then what?

This week we come across just that —  tool that helps us shake off the dust of disappointment, moving outward and upward like a boss fox.

I am talking about the Name Yod Bet Mem יבמ, and the powerful energies it brings us at this time.

[FIY — Toward the end of this week’s video, I give quite a bit of advice and share some techniques pertaining to working with the 72 Names].

I find it fascinating that today (October 10, 2017) is the National Mental Health Day, and how this Name is talking specifically about feeling as if you’re fighting a fleet of insects called paradoxes and contradictions. Even if you are able to destroy a few bugs here and there — more seem to materialize simultaneously from thin air, making you feel anxious about the chaotic shit storm that supposedly should have been a smooth sailing.

Needless to say, it ain’t the time to make travel plans or schedule vacations. Even simple meetings might become a nightmare to arrange.

yod-bet-mem-app1.pngSo while you feel entangled in panic and desperation, the good news is that the whole army of buggers you’re fighting stems from a single source. In other words, to fix this mass of a mess you gotta identify the root of the problem, and nuke it in the bud. In the words of Hiro Nakamura, from the show Heroes: “Save the cheerleader, save the world.”

If you’ve been following this blog, and watching the Weekly Draws on Facebook, you know that the vibration predictive of the problems is also the Medicine to work through them. Yod Bet Mem helps us find order in chaos. Moreover, it has the power to make known the plan HA-Shem has for us. Through meditative work with this Name it is possible to identify that special gift only you have, and how to properly share it with the world. Its mystery is so profound that it’s capable of helping us understand and fulfill our destiny!

I’d love to hear from you in the comments if you resonate with this week’s predicted challenges, and most importantly if you’re able to help alleviate some of the stress through working with Yod Bet Mem יבמ. 

I hope you join me next Tuesday, for the Weekly Live Draw from the 72 Names on my Facebook Page: bit.ly/MadameN-FB

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Madame Nadia is a hereditary diviner, a celebrity psychic, an initiated Palera and Macumbera, and a co-host of Fit+Foxy podcast. For spiritual consultations and magical tutoring: www.madamenadia.com/readings
 
 

 

From Compare to Self-Destruct in 0.5 Seconds — Cabalistic Prediction for the Week of October 3rd, 2017

Lamed HEy Chet2I used to have a T-shirt that said, From 0 — Bitch in 0.5 Seconds. I was in my early 20s, and thought is was the dopest shirt ever. What I didn’t know was the seriousness of my anger problem, and had no clue there was such a tool as anger management.

I’m not sure what about להח Lamed Hey Chet made me “compare” this draw to my old t-shirt. But here we are, going down the memory lane; making connections, and evolving. So I’ll leave that personal bit of info with you, just because.

This week we are asked by the Ha-Shem (G-d, Goddess, your Higher-Self, the Big U, or what-have-you) to examine that little thing called ego. Funny enough, the littler it is, the more dangerous it might become become. This is why — a good, healthy, well developed ego knows how to be content. It gets the fact that there’s enough to go around. It knows how to be happy for others. It readily shares knowledge and resources, and isn’t shy to validate and uplift the community.

Lamed HEy Chet4But, little, unconfident, and cunning egolings, don’t do shit, but trip in a sea of scarcity mentality. As a result they end up hunting down everyone around them who’s doing doing even just a bit better, or appear to be happier.

So don’t be an egoling!

This Week’s Name warns us of self-destructive tendencies, when it comes to us processing personal success. It wonders whether we’ve been stubbornly clinging to a high horse of righteousness; riding it with ruthless egotism, and becoming more invested in the ruin of others, than in the preservation of our own good fortune and personal achievement?

It is one thing to fight for justice. It’s another, to get high on hurting and opponent because it feels empowering to dominate another, for a minute or two.

Lamed HEy Chet1Lamed Hey Chet is the antidote to envy and comparisons. This Intelligence knows all about how the ease with which comparison becomes procrastination, and then turns into self-destruction. However, the magic happens when we start letting go of what “they’re doing,” and begin focusing on what’s at hand. It is when the crosshairs lock on our personal development is when our Abundance Mind kicks into gear.

In other words, the medicine of this Name is in the understanding that by letting joy and positive intention go around, it will keep coming back, blessing you exponentially.

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For G-d is ain-sof –> limitless!
Madame Nadia is a hereditary diviner, a celebrity psychic, an initiated Palera and Macumbera, and a co-host of Fit+Foxy podcast. For spiritual consultations and magical tutoring: www.madamenadia.com/readings

Bend Like a Bamboo or Bend Over, Your Call — Resh Hey Ain — Weekly Draw for September 26, 2017

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רהע Resh Hey Ayin says:

You either gonna own your ish, or you gonna feel like your ish owns your soul… all week long….

I woke up in such a desperate mood that even my coffee smelled like defeat this morning. And for no reason, too. In fact, I launched a successful webinar dedicated to the Dark Mother Kali, this weekend, and set in an embodied Quimbanda ceremony with my partner, last night, so the AM should have been dope….

It felt anything but, though…

Luckily, I allowed myself to sit with my feels. One of the ways I attend to my emotions is journaling in a constructive way, using a Desire Map Journal, by Danielle LaPorte. Tears followed the emotional words on the page. Snot got smeared on the boyfriend’s t-shirt. Articulating my emotional soup was very useful. Hugs helped a lot too.

Eventually, when my mind became less retrospective, and my eyes more focused, I noticed a truth bomb exploding in a small font, at the bottom of the page, saying: “Believe what you want – because what you believe will influence your future.” Danielle LaPorteDesiremap.jpg

Finally, I was ready to meditate on the Name, Resh Hey Ain. Reading, Orna Ben-Shishan’s booklet that accompanies the deck, aa similar line struck a cord: “Your reaction to events creates your reality: Keep moving forward and never look back…

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In other words, this week we’re not only likely to experience a rising of dark emotions; but they will also be flavored with spiritual defeat, and seasoned with emotional disorientation. Nonetheless, we must strive beyond the feeling of helplessness. It’s our psycho-spiritual task to work through it, dispelling the negative. We are called to be inspired by this Divine Vibration, and use it as medicine that uplifts from victimhood, to make us into badass, reality-shapers and foxy, momentum-crafters.

So, unless you got a time machine in your basement, please stop beating yourself up over your past. At the same time, Resh Hey Ain is here, reminding that trying to bite into an unripe future, will result in a solar plexus flue.

It might sound overwhelming, but seriously, all you gotta do is close your eyes, take a deep breath, and visualize a perfect reality in full color and an epic soundtrack — because this week’s draw makes it clear that you are the boss of your future.

Resh-Hey-Ain + The Universe got your Back

 

Madame Nadia is a hereditary diviner, a celebrity psychic, an initiated Palera and Macumbera, and a co-host of Fit+Foxy podcast. For spiritual consultations and magical tutoring: www.madamenadia.com/readings

Weekly Draw — Lamed Lamed Hey —Dreaming the Universe into Existence

Weekly Draw Lamed Lamed HeyGoing into a Dream State is where it’s at this week. The Divine Code ללה Lamed Lamed Hey is a place where our soul goes to free itself from the pain of the mundane.

If the weight of your environment and routine have been weighing heavily upon your being, allow this Name in, so your Soul recharges its sacred batteries, and so your Spirit lightens. In other words, if you have had issues getting your creative juicer back online, this combo is for you.

For those, like myself, who have had creative, or as I call it, overload insomnia, Lamed Lamed Hey promises a good night’s sleep. It also suggests “sleeping on” important life-decisions because you’ll wake up refreshed and certain regarding the path you must take, or an obstacle needing to let loose.

Dreaming trues and having premonitions is another Lamed Lamed Hey quality. So keep that dream journal next to your bed.

On the most mundane level, the draw suggests proper rest to help with anxieties and bring upon clarity. It’s also a great time to plan a vacation, or take a trip to reinvigorate your being.

Finally, Lamed Lamed Hey has the mystical ability to uplift gloom, and avert disaster. Even if it seems like ish is inevitably going to his the fan, realize that all is still reversible. It might take a while, and make you feel as if you are plaowing through water, but remember with ללה you got the juice to shift reality and make dreams come through.

To participate in the live cast of the Weekly Draw please follow my Facebook Page.

I hope you are planning to join me for my upcoming live webinar: At the Feet of the Dark Mother Kali – Introduction to the Subversive Power of the Divine Feminine. It’s happening this coming Sunday, September 24th, at 3 PM Central. Make sure to register early because space is limited. Tickets are $30.

 

 

May you have a blessed New Moon in Virgo, and a Happy Rosh Ha-Shana!

 

Xx Madame N.

 

 

Madame Nadia is a hereditary diviner, a celebrity psychic, an initiated Palera and Macumbera, and a co-host of Fit+Foxy podcast. For spiritual consultations and magical tutoring: www.madamenadia.com/readings

 

 

 

Healing with the Playing Card Oracles

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a self-made ceremonial version of PCO Alchemy

Going back to the Playing Card Oracles (PCO) has become a tradition of sorts for me. It occurs naturally. Without me thinking about it. When my mind is overwhelmed, preoccupied, uncentered, or when I’ve been over-saturated with other decks and perhaps even with clients, the PCO slides into my hands with  familiar certainty and the repair begins.

Divination is my calling, and cartomancy specifically is a bit of an obsession. I love researching historical decks while supporting new and emerging artists by investing in their art. I enjoy learning new systems of Divination, while always honing my skills. I even experience a sensory, ASMR-like enjoyment from shuffling and handling certain decks.

Although I’ve been reading cards for over 25 years now, I took a sabbatical of a few years, after suffering a massive burn injury while being three months pregnant with my daughter. (Actually I’ve just celebrated my eighth burniversary last week!!!)

BURN-HOSPITAL-FINGERSThe injury itself had nothing to do with my ability to read or shuffle cards. My hands, thank Goodness, weren’t damaged by the fire. Outside of 75% of my skin that was compromised — either due to third-degree burns or because it was used for skin grafting — it was my trust in the Divine that overnight was burnt to ashes, transforming into a rage against everything spiritual I held on a soul-pedestal before the accident.

While I began the long process of rehabilitation, my collection of cards was packed away, per my request, and most of my spiritual possessions given to friends and colleagues.

The following years were spent in healing, both physically and emotionally. Mostly it felt like I was given an infernal membership in a special kind of hell, taking private dance lessons with my demons, as I taught myself how to walk again in real life. The learning curve was steep: from learning about who I really was skin deep, to the fluctuating loyalties of the world around me. I even discovered that it’s possible giving birth in compression garments! (Sorry, burn survivors’ sarcasm.)

However, it is when I saw my daughter for the first time though — a healthy, chubby bun of divine light, with a head full of thick black hair — that I realized inside my chest still existed a heart overflowing with hope, even during the darkest times with my own psyche setting itself on fire.

Fast-forward to a few years later, following a relocation from my beloved Bay Area to the Midwest; to buying a house, to attempting a new career. I was a different woman I thought. Then, out of the blue, I found myself shuffling cards again. I can’t recall how a that PCO deck got out of the trunk and into my hands. But it did. And with it many realizations.

I was aware of the sense of comfort spreading with, as I handled these loose leaves of paper. I missed card reading so much!. And these playing cards have brought an essential part of me back to life.

That fall I dug up the book that came with the cards, and taught myself Ana Cortez’ method. I found her YouTube channel, and later became a student in her online school.

In spring I was fully back to reading cards, rejoining Hoodoo Psychics and AIRR, a magical services organization which I helped founding.

The original PCO deck, as well as the Alchemy addition, hold a comforting sense of clarity to me. The story of my draws unfold naturally, taking shape in the spaces between the suits and the numbers, comparing and contrasting with the colorful characters. Meaning makes itself knows via questions like: “Is there a balance between the red and the black cards? Are all of the suits represented? Can the pips guard their ground against the assertive courts? Is this a prediction of a battle, or an idyllic fairytale of love?”

It’s 10 am, and it is gloomy in Lombard, IL. I woke up with a heavy heart due to dreams of financial crisis and unfinished business. As I sip on fragrantly thick coffee my partner has brewed for me, I instinctually reach for a deck on my nightstand. I shuffle with the intention to make meaning for my state of mind. Is it something external that’s coming at me? Is it spiritual in nature? (In my business witch-wars are as real as gang activity.)

The deck I’m using today is a small PCO Alchemy deck. I’m comforted by the familiar, black and white constellation of the backs, and the way the wholesome paper-stock feels to my fingers.

I draw a vertical, four-card spread — pulling three Clubs and one Spade. The lack in red suits reflects the heaviness of the gloomy weather outside. A confirmation that the cards, my Self, and the world around us is in tune.

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The majority of Clubs places a significant emphasis on the Air element, which corresponds to the Thinking Mind. It says loud and clear: “You’re in your head!”

At the top is Sir Galahad (9 of Clubs). He is the “proper” knight, always trying to do the right thing.

Next shows up The Wand (3 of Clubs), looking like an extension of Galahad’s trebuchet, shamelessly revealing my “bi-polar” state of mind. It stresses that I’ve been, without much success, attempting to juggle very positive and very negative thought patterns. If anything, this “Janus” energy is aggravating, and it’s making me slightly cray cray, which is highlighted in the next card, the 5 of Clubs — Wind Cape.

The cards shamelessly telling me that while I imagine my shit has been under control, the truth is that I’m “loosing it.”

Finally, The Sword of Destruction (7 of Spades), actually brings some solace. Even though it’s a a heavy card from a troublesome suit, its redeeming quality pierces at the foot of the spread; a placement where Earth, an element represented by the Spade suit, is dignified. In a way it grounds the other three Air cards. It helps me stay functional, by offering an “out of the self-mindfuckery jail” ticket.

In other words, the cards suggest that accepting the erratic moodiness my current state of mind generates is the first step for healing and stability.

The more I meditate on this, the more the draw makes sense.  After all Mercury just went Retrograde, and the Moon is in Gemini.

 

 

 

 

Madame Nadia is a hereditary diviner, a celebrity psychic, an initiated Palera and Macumbera, and a co-host of Fit+Foxy podcast. For spiritual consultations and magical tutoring: www.madamenadia.com/readings

Get a Grip: Daily draw for September 15th, 2016 — יבמ

Hello foxy!

יבמ — Yud Bet Mem — is today’s sacred frequency combination from the 72 Names of G-d, and the gematria value is 52.

Let promise each other not to lose our grip even when it appears like nothing is going our way. Today we’ll be working on staying grounded, especially if we are experiencing general overload, and feel oversaturated and venerable!!!

Use the holy sound Yud Bet Mem as today’s mantra, repeating it in sequences of 52 times, helping yourself stay grounded, while locating the singular source for chaos and jumbled perspective.

 

Also, I apologize for the echo effect in the first part of the video… I blame Mercury Retrograde for it.

Stay foxy!

 

 

 

Get Your Scent On — New Incense Collection by The Wild Unknown

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Using The Wild Unknown with oracle and playing cards

If you’ve been following this blog or my Facebook page several years ago, you know that I’ve raved about The Wild Unknown tarot way before it became an item on every reader and their sister’s list. The fab deck created by a multidisciplinary artist, Kim Krans, who among other things is a singer in the Family Band, with her partner Arjan Miranda, was an immediate iCandy for me. But in addition to having a revolutionary aesthetic, the cards also read like a mofo. In any case, I really shouldn’t say much more about this pack because we all have it and love it. If you haven’t watched the video to their single, Moonbeams, though, you really should.

The news coming from house of The Wild Unknown is their

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Reading The Wild Unknown Tarot along with bones, and an antique Dondorf Lenormand oracle cards. 

own Incense Collection. I enjoy burning incense during my divination sessions, and find this to be a transformative agent that helps not only to connect with Spirit, but also provides a means of shaking off spiritual funk that weighs down consultations and our own selves into the pits of unnerving gravity, so my hyper, triple-Gemini self just couldn’t not share these news with the world.

[Shameless plug in — if you need your cards read or your fortune told, go to www.MadameNadia.com/Readings and book a session with me. I promise you it will be fabulously life-transforming]

The two scents currently offered are Nag Champa Blossoms, Sacred Sandalwood, and the cost is $16 per (a little overpriced in my opinion).

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So, even though I haven’t yet tried these puppies myself, I am sharing a link to the sales page with y’all.

 

 

If you get a chance to sniff these new olfactory creations before I do, please let me know your thoughts in a the comment section below.

 

Affectionately,

Madame N. 

 

(Disclaimer, I haven’t received any free merch, or was asked to promote the product)

La Vera Sibilla Readings Tomorrow on the LMRH Show

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3X3 Sibilla matrix spread 

La Vera Sibilla cards have been sort of an obsession of mine for almost a year now. It’s a fascinating, pack of 52 fortunes that is read upright and reversed. Each card sports a small square on the left, top corner, with pip inserts corresponding to suits and numbers of a traditional playing cards deck, as well as two “lottery” numbers at the bottom of each card. Like other “sentimental”* packs, La Vera Sibilla look like a not-so-far-removed cousin to the “The Parlor Sibyl” family.

 

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a Parlor Sybil deck

 

Learning how to read the Sibillas has been challenging. Firstly, I do not speak Italian. And secondly, when you finally find access to the cards’ definitions, there is a ridiculous amount of meanings to memorize for each card. So far the 52 shady ladies of La Vera Sibilla pack turned out to be consistently and unapologetically on point — just like I like it.

 

If you’d like to experience the Sibillas in action, I’d be thrilled if you tune in to the Lucky Mojo Rootwork Hoodoo Hour show, today, Sunday, May 29th, over on blogtalk. The show airs at 5:00 PM Central Time. I will be filling-in for Miss Cat, and co-hosting the show, reading fortunes, and prescribing conjure remediations alongside  ConjureMan Ali. The show is also archived, and available for later listen over on on iTunes.

Hope to see you in the chatroom ❤

Madame N.

 

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Please let me know if you’d like to read more about my experience with La Vera Sibilla, or see sample readings.

 

  • Sentimental decks refer to oracle decks that were read primarily by women, for women. The readings were centered primarily on romantic

 

Better Later Than Never — Bringing Madame Duberckowski to American Fortunetellers

Man card from Madame Duberckowski’s Fortune Telling Cards deckI am a procrastinator, and there’s no point denying it. But to defend myself I must disclose that even though I took the interview with Amelie over a year ago, around last Christmas my house was broken into and my laptop stolen. Along with the computer, an almost fully edited video of this interview was also gone.

So it took me a long time to get back into editing it from scratch. I really wanted to complete this piece because I felt that Amelie and I had an amazing, almost magical, connection; and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with her about various things in addition to her gorgeous and fun deck. I found Amelie to be warm, funny, and inspiring. I adore her art, and find her cards to be so very different than anything else on the market. Both her attitude and her creations are fresh and upbeat. Not like many other decks that heavily draw upon, and too often completely reproduce, the same old RWS pattern, etc. “Madame Duberckowski’s Fortune Telling Cards” is a stand-alone oracle with nothing remotely resembling it on the market.

I hope you enjoy my tale of finding the deck online, connecting with Amelie, and eventually asking her a few questions about what made her create such a unique pack of cards.

Happy Friday!

Madame Nadia

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I’ll be co-hosting the Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour this coming Sunday, with ConjureMan Ali and Deacon Millet. I hope you can tune in, or even better — join us in the chat room.