The Two of Cups: Jeanette Winterson’s Tale of Poseidon and the Earth

Sometimes he was a long way out and she missed him and the beached fishes gasped for breath. Then he was all over her again, and they were mermaids together, because there was always something feminine about my father, for all his power. Earth and water are the same kind, just as fire and air are their opposites. 

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Bye Bye first Saturn Return in Sagittarius. Jupiter and Saturn: the two great teachers.

Saturn and Jupiter are the two great teachers of the zodiac. Each planet at an extreme, but each trying to fulfil the same purpose – to teach us, to mould us and to enrich our lives so that we can be the best we can be. Many astrologers see these two planets as having an ‘unfriendly’ relationship, but I disagree. They’re both damn good teachers – they’ve just got a different teaching style. 

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Religion and Spirituality: Yuval Noah Hariri

The quest usually begins with some big question, such as who am I? What is the meaning of life? What is good? Whereas many people just accept the readymade answers provided by the powers that be, spiritual seekers are not so easily satisfied.

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Why tarot can’t predict the future

The tarot cannot predict the future. The future is a splintered hologram of possibilities and probabilities that we decide to accept or change every second or our conscious and sometimes unconscious lives. In the final analysis, we are masters of our own destiny, and the Tarot shows us some of the inner and outer states…

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Why I love tarot

Tarot is a practice rich with history and cultural knowledge. It is a science of the mind. Through its development, tarot cards have absorbed the wisdom, the narratives, the philosophies, the cultural anthropology, and the moral lessons of many societies, many religions, and many schools of thought.

It represents the spectrum of human-archetypal conditions and personalities, which can be used by the modern day practitioner for psychological projective evaluation. Tarot helps us look within ourselves to understand our emotions, the reasoning behind our words and conduct, and the source of our conflicts. 

Holistic Tarot by Benebell Wen

Today, we see Tarot as a kind of path, a way to personal growth through understanding of ourselves and life. To some the Tarot’s origin remains a vital question: for others it only matters that meanings have accrued to the cards over the years… Beyond any system or detailed explanations, the images themselves, changed and elaborated over the years by different artists, fascinate and entrance us. In this way they draw us into their mysterious world which ultimately can never be explained, but only experienced.

Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack 

The Little Boy and the Grown Man

“For men, life is a series of separations and disidentifications, beginning with mother, whom they must leave and whom they must not be like. Expected to be little men, who do not cry, they go to kindergarten and from there, year after year, have two cultures to cope with. Inside the classroom, the world –…

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The Educator’s Biggest Challenge

Salman Khan of the Khan Academy says it best. People learn at different rates. Some people seem to catch on to things in quick bursts of intuition; others grunt and grind their way toward comprehension. Quicker isn’t necessarily smarter and slower definitely isn’t dumber. Further, catching on quickly isn’t the same as understanding thoroughly. So…

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They always want. They always need. They gave you that first gray hair. They eat too much. They sleep too much. They have a loving relationship with dirt. They break the good dishes. They never wash the glasses clean. They really know how to embarrass you in public. They talk too loud. They walk too slow. They rarely do what you ask, the way you want it done. They go away. They come back with friends and dirty laundry. They worry you. They frighten you. They always want to question you. They love you. They hate you. They always have a great use for your money. They grow up. They get better. They get older. They get worse. Now just think how empty the world would be if we didn’t have our children to love.

-Iyanla Vanzant’s Acts of Faith