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
 
 

 

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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

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

 

a ‘Deste’ Love Reading

I have been getting a lot of Deste-related questions recently from folks who want to learn the deck. The Spirit of Deste — and if you read Deste you know exactly what I’m talking about — has been quite pushy about wanting me to give it more attention. Although I am far from mastering this oracle, I thought it would be helpful sharing an actual reading I’ve recently done for a client. Luckily, the client was gracious and has given me permission to share her consultation with you.

In addition, I have a couple of important announcements tucked at the end of this post — so make sure to check them out before you click on and away from my blog 😉

To the Reading, then:

My client wanted to know about the prospects of her relationship with a colleague, whom she’s been involved with for several months now. I drew the Imperial Cross — thanks Dimitra for teaching me this technique. Essentially, it’s a similar layout to what we refer as the Celtic Cross, but Miss Meimaridi calls it the Imperial Cross.

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an Imperial Cross layout + a Djan for advice

Dare Reversed (Rx) in the center represents the man you are in a relationship with. By being reversed we see already that the situation isn’t ideal. The card in general foretells of reversals of fortune, and having to wait for what you want. Your situation is influenced by outside forces — it’s not in your own hands. Most likely it’s family issues that interfere with your relationship.
Clouds represent the obstacles. You want clarity, yet this desire isn’t possible at the moment. With the Anchor to the right of the Clouds, it seems like what you really want is clarity in regard to the stability of this relationship.
Gate Rx stands for the fear of the negative influence this relationship could have on your work / career situation. Also, if your guys was waiting for a promotion at work, Gate Rx below his significator card, Dare Rx, it doesn’t look likely.
Assyranta is a female in a position of influence. Is he married or in a committed relationship? It sure looks like that with Assyranta on above Dare Rx that is on top of Gate Rx.
In that case, she is in control of the situation, and he won’t leave her / divorce her.
~ after the reading the client had confirmed she is involved with a married man ~
Zara, the white horse of the diamond suit, shows the bright promises of the past; it looked like this relationship would blossom into a more fulfilling and easier to handle romance, and that the man you are dating would be a suitable choice for a partner.
With Anchor placed in the position of upcoming events, I don’t think you’ll be leaving him soon. Anchor is a card of stability. I do not foresee a major change in the status quo, so to speak, in the near future. It also shows that if he is in another relationship, he’ll continue going between both of you. Butit’s important to remember that the Anchor is a positive card. So it’s quite possible that your outlook on the relationship will become a bit more positive, and so you won’t want to make changes.
The Mice Rx tell us that you have hopes for this relationship to work out, and regain the things that were lost in the near past.
You have people around you that push you to stay in the relationship with him, while others sway you against it. This is shown the reversed Fish card. It makes you feel like others know better than you. You are stuck in the middle, unable to make a decision, and wanting others to decided for you.
Your own feeling is that you are willing to give him one last chance. The Tomb Rx states so.
For now, as seen by the Letter card, you will continue communicating with him.
Bedes Rx is the advice card. It doesn’t show great potential for the relationship because you have a lot working against you. Bedes talks about having to wait for a very long time, and be extra patient to get this relationship to a place that is truly healthy and good for you.

I hope this sample reading was helpful for you. Please feel free to respond in the comments about your experiences with the Deste, and how do you handle love consultations.

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Madame Pamita, Johannes, Madame Nadia, & Elvyra at the Hoodoo Heritage Fest 2013

As you may already know, I will be presenting two workshops at the Hoodoo Heritage Festival in California, in the first weekend of May. One of the workshops might be of special interest to you, and so I thought I’d share the details.

Beyond the Reading: Using Tarot, Lenormand, and Playing Cards in Rootwork is a workshop crafted to teach how to use Tarot, Lenormand, and Playing Cards to diagnose yourself or a client and decide which spell to use for any given situation, how to customize that spell for maximum effectiveness, and even how to incorporate your cards into hoodoo spells.

This workshop will take place between 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

You’ll even get to take home some awesome conjure goodies when you sign up for the workshop.

On another note, I will be on the Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour, along with catherine yronwode and ConjureMan Ali, this coming Sunday, at 5 PM CST. I hope you can tune in, and join the live chat that’s always loads of fun. The show is also archived, and available for later listening.

Deste’s Way

One of the things I find most fascinating and difficult while learning a new system of divination, is figuring out how it tells its stories. Are the answers figurative or direct? Is the advice practical or philosophical? Each system has its own language, approach, strengths and weaknesses. Though it takes a while even to start getting how it communicates.
Today was the first time I felt Deste’s vibe:

I pulled some cards to see how my workday is going to pan out. Today was important due to a meeting that made me quite anxious. So when I pulled 2 “court” cards — Gamhat (the achiever) and Tattaret (the wannabe wife)— alongside a reversed House, it didn’t make any sense. I wanted to know about my job, so what the heck it this family affair showing up in my draw?

 My advice card was Bedes; the Djan of harmony and courage, who encourages careful meditation before taking stands.
Even though I wasn’t able to predict much with this draw, I’ve decided to process the cards analytically and see how it all plays out in my day. However, I pulled another card for clarification…. and got another court card — Adhamdeva, the power-hungry and money-loving bitch of the deck.
“Great! Today’s just going to be fucking great!” I thought to myself, stuffing the cards  deep inside the gaping satin belly of otherwise pitch-black velveteen pouch where my Deste live.
Even though I was annoyed, I’ve decided to take the draw for a ride — I really wanted to see how Gamhat, Tattaret, and Adhamdeva are going to play house in during my workday. And to my amazement they all did.
So here is how it all played out:
One of my highest and favorite students (I work with children with special needs), Nicolas, had a very tough Labor Day weekend. Due to a fight with a cousin he ended up doing something dangerous and drastic. Luckily he wasn’t hurt, but it shook his family and him quite a bit.
Now, I am his case manager — meaning, my job is to make sure the rest of the team is informed in case something important is going on with a student. But, because I’m an artist and not a “therapist,” often times important information isn’t even shared with me. So Nicolas’ episode over the long weekend wouldn’t be even brought to my attention, if his Teacher Assistant wouldn’t share it with a good friend of mine, who also used to be Nicolas’ TA in the past.
You can imagine how I felt when I heard the story. I was shocked, worried for the kid, and then really upset because my position was undermined yet again.
I ended up asking his TA to come by my room, and got to hear the whole story from her, making sure the “important folks” are informed.
After she left I saw clearly what Deste was showing me earlier in the day:
Gamhat was Nicolas. I would never think of him as Gamhat, but it made sense because in a way he is the biggest fish in our small pond due to the fact he is quite higher and more able than other students.
Tattaret represented his TA. She has big dark eyes, and deep mocha skin. She is slightly insecure, which is somehow Tattaretish to me 😉
And of course, House Rx showcased the heart of the problem and the location where the event has taken place. It’s where the story was conceived — a story that continued to unfold during my workday, and now also included me.
So who is Adhamdeva you might ask? Well, the big bitch in disguise is Nicolas’ classroom teacher. She is a young, made-of-money, know-it-all, Capricorn. Today she made her hair into a ballerina bun, carefully pulled together on top of her head. And as I was waiting to meet with my boss after the students have left, on her iPhone she showed me a pair of boots she was planning to buy. That pair of boots looked gorgeous. It also equals about half of my paycheck.
Finally, although I wanted to explode all over her I’m-better-than-you face, and then rip her head off; I chose to fight my battle another day. After all, my buddy, Bedes, said not to shake the boat before I take some time to think and figure out the best way for doing so.
Nonetheless, this experience taught me a bit of Deste’s way to share information. It is the underlying tale — the bone — that was revealed to me. And then the events of the the day grew muscle and meat over the skeleton, flavoring the whole experience with a stink of self-interest.
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No worries, Adhamdeva, I might forgive but I won’t forget….

My Mornings with Mary-El

Histories

I think that I’ve never waited for anyone, let alone anything, as long as I waited for the Mary-El tarot. 8 years to be precise. And boy, was it worth it!

Mary-El Tarot, back and fromt

I first laid eyes on this wondrous, and then unfinished, pack in 2003, when I stumbled upon it during one of my leisurely strolls along the virtual isles of the Aeclectic Tarot site. It was a usual kind of window-shopping stroll-through — with not much expectation for originality devoid of unicorns and ferries — when I stumbled upon a Marie White’s self-published collection of 26 cards. The images were so stunning it tingled the collector part in me, getting me slightly wet with cartomantic excitement.

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After finally getting a grip on myself I fished out a credit card from a paddle of fresh drool on my glass computer desk. I ordered the deck. Proceeding to sit on the edge of my chair for almost a week and a half, I checked the tracking report like a maniac.

I was consumed with papery lust even before caressing the tenderness of these temptresses of mystery in between my fingers. And then I became completely enslaved by their raw and sensual glamour as I rode a colossal spiritual high, shuffling those laminated beauties for the very first time.

Mary-El tarot - AcesThe 22 Major Arcana and the 4 hermaphroditic aces proved to be such an esoteric delight that every other collection of divinatory imagery would be compared, in the years to come, with no real success, to the Mary-El tarot. Like a mythological ex, or a virgin line of cocaine, somehow no other pack deemed as satisfying as the thought of 78 completed fetishes I knew a full Mary-El deck would turn to be. So I waited…

The Devil - Mary-El TarotLike a true addict, I frequently stocked Marie White’s blog, hoping to learn she has finished painting the rest of the cards. I would visit that sacred Mecca every few days, initially. And then every few weeks. And then every few months. Time passed, life happened, and reality changed becoming more complex and demanding. I graduated college, underwent a spiritual initiation, got divorced and then remarried, and got a coveted gig in TV production — while establishing my own spiritual personality and forging my path.

Marie, on the other hand, birthed another child whose pictures occasionally decorated her website; alongside snapshots of her colorful studio, and a snow-covered, farm-looking back yard.

Once in a while I’d be tempted by a new single apparition, or a couple of freshly painted cards, on Marie’s site. Although silence prevailed in between new uploads, Marie would still post updates of her work sometimes.

But then she went completely incommunicado. And my own well dried up too.

To me, Marie’s site seemed like Sleeping Beauty’s tomb, reflecting in ornate and crystal silence the flames of my own crisis. As I went through personal hell, the Mary-El bunch became frozen in time like a flashback of innocent desire. There might have been new cards joining the ranks of her blog, but I was in no emotional capacity to admire them. I was surviving.

More years have passed. Children grew, hearts broke yet continued pumping life juice. And that life juice, made with hope, verve, and selective memory, had led me to Marie again, this time on Facebook. I was sad to learn she’s been paralleling via a shit storm of her own.

And then a miracle happened: There was a light in the end of Schiffer Books’ tunnel. The full Mary-El tarot deck was heading to the press!

The little differences

The little differences

I ordered my cards from Marie’s instead of Amazon because I wanted a signed copy, even though I knew I’ll have to wait longer. What is a week or two of self-inflicted patience, after all those taming years of fortune telling frustration to a triple Gemini like myself?

Let me tell ya: A — fucking — lot!

But I waited nonetheless.

And so, in an early, warm April evening of 2012, I found myself on the front porch of my raised ranch home. There I sat, exercising yogic breathing, while being conscious of the young moon above my head conducting a lively insect orchestra in the grass; and how it jazzed and buzzed with excitement in my own veins to a point I couldn’t bring myself to unwrap the package I knew contained the Hieros Gamos of all tarot decks in my universe. Like a young child with autism, I averted my gaze to not overload myself, while treating Mary-El as if it was a long awaited lover.

I wanted these tight and shiny darlings to feel the intensity of my respect. This deflowering had to be acted out ceremoniously, and undressing was clearly a paramount part of my proof of respect. Pacing myself I gently parted the gates of the packing tape…

In the darkness of that April night, after having my way, stroking over, and over, and over again along those large, magnificently dark, and glossy cards, finally I became somewhat sober enough to observe some detail:

  1. a black border;
  2. extra thick card stock;
  3. a Marseille rather than a Waite pattern;
  4. and 2 Oroboroses, infinitely coiled and linked like a wave. Their skin tattooed with holy “Yods,” cycling tail in tongue, tongue in tail.

Mistakes

My Grandmother's box

I am ashamed to say that after owning this pack for just a short while, I couldn’t resist my cartomantic fiending feats. So I wrapped the deck in a dusty rose-colored, Indian raw silk scarf, and housed them in a carved wooden box — courtesy of a dead grandmother — to proudly display on my nightstand.

The public show of respect and the hierarchical geographic placement was a cheap attempt redirecting my guilt for cheating on both Mary and El with other decks; Lenormands in particular.

From the corner of my left eye I could often feel the burning gaze of 78 pairs of papery eyes, as I shamelessly shuffled and caressed others right then and there, in the intimacy of my own bed.

Though a dysfunctional threesome, we still kept at it… Until the day my house got burglarized.

Nauseated with the holiday spirit being shoved down my throat in the form of obnoxious drivers, pushy sales clerks, and more-than-usually annoying elevator music, I came home one day — right after Hanukah, and just before Christmas — to find out some human waste cleaned out all of my jewelry, stole my laptop, lifted a brand new computer charger, and — yes — abducted my signed copy of the complete Mary-El tarot, still wrapped in its shroud of Indian silk. Thank Muhammad my self-published deck was left unmolested in the altar room.

I ended up contacting Marie White on Facebook to bitch about it, as I was terribly heartbroken.

IMG_8421But not for long! My darling husband — who knows all about my card-doping needs, and my tight connection with the Mary-El bunch in particular — surprised me by ordering a new signed copy from Marie’s Etsy Shop. He also bought a poster of my favorite card — The glorious World!

Practicum

I guess something must be effin true if it becomes a cliché, because just like with old boyfriends I mistreated and dumped prematurely, the realization of loosing the Mary-El resonated with: “You never know what you have until you lose it.”

African tarot caseAnyhow, after reuniting with my beloved deck I became determined giving it more sugar consistently. So I got a cool-looking, African, leather carrying case (how could I not get one, I am a card fanatic…), to have on me daily. I carry the pack in my purse, adding a daily tarot draw to my ongoing Lenormand practice.

As I mentioned numerous times before, my daily ritual is to pull cards for hubby and myself on our drive to work. With Mary-El being part of my arsenal, I re-adjusted the way I frame my draws.

Allowing the Lenormand shine in its practicality, I let the tarot perform on a more philosophical level. When drawing a card from the Mary-El deck, I focus on questions such as “What will help / inspire me today?” I follow each daily draw by reading passages from the phenomenal book that came with the cards. I find Marie’s writing poetic. It is refreshing and authentic, without being patronizing or dogmatic.

2 of Swords, Mary-El tarot  The black snake of the tongue comes between the two trees, spreading them, moving serpentine between them, circling the trunks and exposing their inner sanctum of blackness. The snake encircles a portion, containing it, making it individual, defining it, limiting it, naming it loving it, eating it, consuming it. Snake and fruit become one.

  Lilith and Logos unite. Knowledge of good and evil.

(from The 2 of Swords, p. 78)

I also appreciate this deck being more Marseille-oriented, than Waite-based, as I am trying to add this lens to my fortune telling world-view.

The Fool, Mary-El tarotAnd how can I disregard the fact that it’s pretty much the only deck in my massive collection that doesn’t shy away from parading male genitalia. Just look at the Fool card, captured lke a Dervish, twirling in motion with his glorious penis caught mid in flight. This makes me happy!

Following a tarot draw I then ask the Lenormand: “What should I know about today?” And sometimes I also zone on questions like “What is the single event that will influence my workday the most today?”

Often I find the tarot card offering a strategy dealing with issues and concerns described by the Lenormand. Diligently I record my predictions in a notepad kept in the passenger’s door of the Cooper. This way it is convenient to revisit the reading on the way back from work. By discussing the events of the day, and decoding these in the language of the cards my relationship and understanding of cartomancy expands in a personal and a potent way.

In conclusion, it is fair to say that all three of us — Mary, El, and yours truly — currently enjoy a superbly intimate and quite successful symbiosis. Don’t dismiss shock therapy, dearies — sometimes it’s quite a turn on!

Affectionately,

Madame Nadia 

Cinderella Weekends

My husband is finishing his Master’s degree — which means that along my full-time job and my fortune telling and conjure practice, I am also having quite a load on my shoulders taking care of our household, our daughter, and two spoiled fur-babies. And thought it sounds like bitching (and maybe it is 🙂 ), I wouldn’t mind cloning myself if I could. Especially on the weekends, when my to do list looks like a menacing, multi-headed hydra, and a martini-therapy seems like the only sane option.
This weekend my husband is away on a school-related seminar. And I am here — in “charge”! I pulled three cards from my vintage Piatnik, that gave me a perfect reflection of today’s situation.

The Crossroads is about important choices, and the decision-making process. In today’s, simplified, context I see it as being in charge and having to navigate the day for my family.
The House and the Child are quite literal. My decisions will be about my home, and focused on my daughter.

I also feel that the advice within these cards talks about making a conscious decision to have a good day because it could go either way.

In other words, bitching is OK, but don’t forget the blessings! Read between the lines of the laundry list, and enjoy what you’ve got without loosing your mind in the details of what needs to get done.

I’ll try!

Faithfully,

Madame Nadia

Brothers in Arms — a weekly, multi-oracle, global forecast

If you want a revolution, you better spend some time planning the event!

This week’s Global Forecast consists of 3 cards from various decks, and a rune. Initially I pulled card number 20 Communication / Negotiation from the King Solomon Oracle Cards deck, followed by the Revolution card from the Dirty Tarot oracle. Tension!

While the King Solomon oracle suggest taking time to plan, think through, deliberate and only then approach the target patiently, Revolution thrusts forward with ideological immediacy. I foresee a dance of anxiety — wanting to produce, change, and evolve, but understanding that time isn’t right. Logic is possible, but not enjoyable. And this week ain’t going to be about joy, or about logic per-se. It’s about personal spiritual space. And indecision. And being OK with it.

The third card I pulled is 7 of Disks from the exquisite Mary-El tarot. Indeed, this card is a blessing. A possibility to achieve something wonderful and tangible. However, along with the inverted Teiwaz rune , the meaning of the first two cards is being reinforced: In order to make magic without, we must descend into the depths of ourselves to dwell in the magic within.

In less poetic and artsy terms, I think fusion is the right approach. If you feel like the tension in the atmosphere is becoming somewhat violent, instead of going from 0 — Bitch in a nanosecond, take a break — you are allowed! Fuse that anger, that irritation. Wrap it around itself, sit with it, attempt a spiritual macrame project. And remember, you are not alone. I think we all will need to fight the heady agitated spaces, allowing some quiet time of indecision.

I remember, as a teenager in a country where English is only a second language, listening to the good ol’ Dire Straits, and pondering the meaning of the title “Brothers” in “Arms,” not knowing that the word arms meant not only an embrace, but also weapons. Thinking about this week’s prediction brings a new light to my concept of “Brothers in Arms” — learning to project an embrace onto personal weapons — layering meanings of two impossibles, forces me to take time negotiating my own truth.

 

Affectionately,

Madame Nadia