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Brigid Bishop on Life, Love and The Art of Living : Brigid Bishop on Tarot



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Choosing an Advisor and Getting the Most from Your Tarot Reading

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:43:00 GMT

Practical Advice for Choosing an AdvisorI consider myself a very professional and ethical Reader, and as such, I feel it my duty to educate any who are willing to learn, on the practice of choosing an advisor that will provide you with a value-added experience, and not false hope or even worse, dark despair. When we are in a crisis and searching for answers, we need to reach out and seek those answers. This is natural. Perhaps our friends and support network are tiring of hearing our lament, or we want to keep our problems private from those close to us, this is when we reach out to readers. The problem is, there are many so-called "advisors" out there who do not have the skills, education or experience to provide you with professional counsel. If you are not careful you could end up on the phone with a "card flipper" who considers reading the insert that came with their tarot deck as an understanding of the tarot, or worse, someone claiming to be psychic who is pulling answers out of the air for you. When you are looking for an advisor, I strongly recommend that you steer clear first and foremost of those who claim to use "no tools" and say that they are psychic, clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient, etc. etc. etc., unless someone you trust has recommended them to you or you have some particular intuitive draw to the advisor.   Although some of these claimants may well possess a talent in one or a few of these areas, it is very difficult to validate. If a reader is using tarot, you know that they are using a tool that mankind has utilized for centuries to tap into the human psyche, and you are able to question them as to how they are divining their interpretation, thus achieving validation through the interpretation of the cards.  I have nothing against using someone claiming psychic abilities, but be sure that someone has recommended them to you or you have some other reason to feel comfortable with their abilities. NEVER and I mean NEVER go to someone who claims to be 100% accurate. NO ONE is 100% accurate, it is impossible.  As well as those who claim to be 99.9% accurate and so forth.  There is NO MEASURABLE WAY to track an advisor's accuracy, so any claims of a stated percentage of accuracy, in mathematical terms, is FALSE!PLEASE BE SURE TO THOROUGHLY READ THE ADVISOR LISTINGS.  IF THE LISTING SAYS THAT THE ADVISOR DOES NOT PROVIDE GENERAL READINGS, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THEM AND EXPECT THEM TO GIVE YOU A GENERAL READING.  IF THEY DO NOT PROVIDE A SERVICE THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND CLEARLY STATE IT, PLEASE LOOK FOR AN ADVISOR WHO DOES!  You can also email an advisor before hand and ask how much information they need to read for you.  Myself, I need a clear question and the first names of the persons involved.  Asking me "What can you tell me about Joe?" is not a clear question.  Asking me "What are Joe's intentions, thoughts and feelings toward me?" IS a clear question.  You are looking for projections in human behavior, and humans, even the most banal humans, are quixotic at best, and at any given moment can change. A humble reader is going to be honest and direct with you, and state to you that this is what is "likely" to happen, no reading is written in stone. Each interaction you have, or the person you are reading about has, following a reading, can possibly change the course. You cannot possibly ask every foreseeable question, therefore, you cannot know for certain what the chain of events that happen after your reading will cause. The rule of thumb is: If you like the outcome of your reading, stick to the same path, make no changes, if you do not like the outcome of the reading you receive, consult the cards and ask, what, if anything, can be done to change the outcome, and adjust your course of actions accordingly. Look for readers who are experienced, perhaps they have been reading for many years, perhaps they have written a book (like myself), or have some type of credential or verification [...]



Myths and Truths About Tarot (2)

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:30:00 GMT

Myth:  Tarot Cards must be a gift, you should not buy your own tarot cards.Truth:  You most certainly should purchase your own tarot cards.  Your decks should be selected based on what you are drawn to, which deck calls out to you, what artwork inspires you, makes you feel good, makes you want to grab the deck off the shelf and open it up before you even get back to your car.........the deck should choose you too!Myth:  You should not read your own tarot cards.Truth:  Tarot was originally developed as a tool for spiritual growth, based on the Qabbalah and the Judeo-Christian Bible and NOT for divinatory usage.  Divination using tarot came about because after a time tarot was hidden, esoteric, only religious scholars understood it, therefore, skilled tarot readers did not exist.  You actually should read your own cards, and frequently, to develop self-understanding.Myth:  If it comes up in your cards, it will definitely happen.Truth:  If it comes up in your cards it is likely to happen, however, based upon your course of action moving forward, you can change it.I like to use this example.  A man calls me for a reading asking if he is going to get a new job.  Up until the time he calls me for a reading, he has been putting his resume out there, networking, etc.  I read his cards.  I get a strong yes.  The timing comes up as about six weeks out.Reading over.  The man decides that since it is in the cards his work is done, he stops aggressively seeking a new job and calls me in seven weeks to tell me he has not been contacted or got any leads on a new position.  He changed his course of action and changed the outcome.  For a reading to remain "intact", so to speak, you must continue with the same course of action.  The reverse is also true, if you do not like the outcome of your reading it is possible to change it. Here's another example, a woman calls and asks if an ex is going to contact her to reconcile.  The cards show a yes, the contact occurs, however, the woman decides that she is going to make it difficult for the man to come back into her life and rejects his initial offers of reconciliation. The woman calls for a one or two minute check-in for a few weeks on a regular basis and contacts show in the cards and continue to occur, however the woman is not yet ready to accept the man back and continues to say no to his attempts at getting back together.  The cards do start to show weakening on the part of the man in attempting to continue contact and the woman is advised that he may give up if no progress is made, yet, the pattern continues. The woman calls again and asks when contact will occur again (not if).  The cards are thrown and the answer is ambivalent, (yes the cards can show ambivalence), the contact looks like it may occur in three to seven days, however, it seems that he is having a hard time deciding if he should risk rejection yet again.  The man does not make the contact, the woman calls for another reading and the cards show that due to her rejecting his initial attempts at reconciliation he has decided to let go.  Were the cards wrong?  No.  The woman's free will changed the ultimate outcome of the situation.  In order for her to now reach her goal, if she chooses to do so, she will need to change her behavior and at this point, she may need to initiate contact herself (if she wants to reconcile with this particular man).Tarot Card readings are not set in stone, at each step along the way your own actions and reactions can change the outcome of any given situation.  The best approach to Tarot is to keep you ultimate goals and desires in mind and act accordingly, consulting the cards as to your best course of action in order to achieve those goals and desires when the need arises.   Relationships From All Angles by Brigid Bishop   On The Outside Looking In[...]



Tarot Tips by Brigid Bishop: Timing and the Tarot (2)

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 23:30:00 GMT

Tarot Tips by Brigid Bishop:  Timing and the Tarot When?  When?  When? The most difficult skill in interpreting tarot is pinning down time.  Many querents fail to realize that the timing of events is static to begin with, many factors can change or “adjust” the timing of predictive readings. The first and foremost factor that affects timing is any action that is taken by the querent that was not premeditated at the time the reading was given.  For instance, the most common question asked is “When will he/she contact me next?” We do a spread and it looks like a one week to ten day period.  First of all, in the divulging of timing, if I say “one week to ten days”, it may actually be day ELEVEN that the contact occurs in, I am NOT a pinpointed timing reader.  Anyway, we get a read with this timeframe and the querent gets “antsy” and picks up the phone, calls and leaves a voicemail or sends a text……the Free Will of the querent has changed the situation and the reading is no longer valid.  Yes, at times, taking the bull by the horns like this may push things to happen more quickly, but, more often than not, it pushes things back.  (See my blog on Masculine and Feminine Energies for more info):  The Dating Game, Exploring Masculine and Feminine Energies Anyway, to calculate timing in a reading, I use a combination of several different methods.  First of all, I generally use a spread that divulges timing based on the position of the cards.  The positions give me a “guesstimate” of the timing.  We have positions that include, but are not limited to, one to two weeks, three to six weeks, three to six months, and six months to a year.  The cards themselves relate to timing as well, certain cards indicate immediate action, certain cards are passive and hint at delay, etc.  Where they land in the spread aids in the interpretation of “when”.  I also take into consideration the parochial version of tarot, which assigns Wands to Spring, Cups to Summer, Swords to Autumn and Pentacles to Winter, and then, secondarily, the Aces are the first week, the Twos are the second week and so on, this is taken into consideration as well. The general intuitive or “psychic” interpretation I get when looking at the spread as a whole is also a key factor in calculating timing. There is also a method that I can use, but rarely do over the phone unless the querent requests it (it is not “quick” and you are paying by the minute, so I only perform upon request).  This is where they want to count off the days or weeks or months until an event.  The question is asked, such as “How many days until he calls?”, I shuffle and cut and begin flipping over and counting out the cards until I hit an Ace, that is your answer.  Obviously, there are 78 cards in the deck, and the first Ace could possibly be card number 74, this is not a quick method when reading by phone, but if requested, I will perform it for you. So, calculating timing is a complex process and it is very difficult to pinpoint to an “exact” day.  Usually, in my readings, if I see an event in days, I am only off by a day or two, if I see it in weeks, it may vary by a week or two, if I see the answer in months, it may vary by a month or two, but the event will ultimately happen, it’s just difficult to pin down, it’s like sticking your hand into a bucket of water and wanting the hole to remain after you pull your hand out……water seeks its’ own level, and events happen in their own time, I can give you my best estimate through Tarot, but I do not claim to be exact. Generally, the closer in the event is, the more clearly it comes up in the cards, and the more "exact" the timing is. Please be sure to visit Brigid Bishop to receive an ethical and professional tarot consultation.   Learn How To Choose the Right Advisor for YOU  [...]



So Much More Than Tarot Reading...Not Your Typical "Card Flipper"

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:19:00 GMT

When I tell my professors that I operate my own small business in addition to attending school full-time, it inevitably happens that they ask me what my business is.  When I first returned to school, I felt very awkward and uncomfortable in disclosing what it is I actually do.  After all, I am working toward becoming a Psychologist, and these people have already earned their PhD's in Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Mathematics, and a myriad of other fields.Although the majority of my clients tend to be professionals, doctors, lawyers, politicians, and highly educated in their own right, I still feel the old "hooga booga" vibe from time to time before I spout my twelve year history of being a New Age Life Coach who uses tarot and astrology, in addition to mainstream coaching methods.  Generally, I first inform them that I have a twenty year history of manufacturing experience primarily in the printing industry at a managerial level, and THEN go on to describe how I wrote a book on Tarot, and launched my newest career.  This kind of smooths things over in preparing them to hear what my current unusual and unorthodox career is.I am not embarrassed in the least by what I do, quite the contrary, however, I do not appreciate my career being potentially scoffed at as there are still a lot of skeptics out there.So, I begin by disclosing that I am a Life Coach, and over time, I continue to disclose my tools.  What makes me different from the average service provider in my field, is that in addition to my intuitive interpretations of the cards, I also provide a "coaching" service, if a client is willing to take the extra step and take full advantage of my talents.  (The enlightened client will take advantage of this service).My Life Coaching is inclusive of taking a psycho dynamic, behavioral, and cognitive psychological approach in guiding you to achieve your goals.  This is blending science with the metaphysical, and is very effective.  As I've been working here for over a dozen years I find that there are two types of clients.  The average client, who is looking for a purely "psychic" prediction and assumes they have no control over the outcome of their situation, and the intelligent client, those who are high in critical thinking skills and realize that an intuitive interpretation of the tarot is not sufficient, they want to contribute and actively participate in achieving their desired outcomes, or learn how to better cope if the outcome they desire is not likely to manifest.  This is probably why the bulk of my repeat clients are professionals, they are educated, and possess critical thinking skills beyond those who are relying on purely "psychic" interpretations.It is no coincidence that "psychology" and "psychic" begin with the same syllable, "psy" means "of the mind".  If you truly want a rewarding experience "of the mind" then I am likely the person you wish to speak to.  Psychology by definition is the study of the human mind and it's functions, most especially those relating to human behavior.  "Psychic" is defined as of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche, who better to accurately predict human behavior than an advisor well versed in both.  With this knowledge and skill set, I am also able to coach you as to how to bring about the reactions you desire in any persons involved in your situation, or, if they are not subject to be influenced by your actions, coach you as to how to cope with accepting your situation as it is, or letting it go and moving forward.So, as my professors have come to know me for who I am and what I do, they see the value of the service I provide, respect my approach, and encourage me to join their ranks at the prestigious academic level of "PhD".Brigid Bishop, as I said, is NOT your average "Card Flipper".  Give me a call for a discriminating and critical analysis of your situation a[...]



Tarot Tips: When Will? May-19-2014

Mon, 19 May 2014 22:11:00 GMT

Tarot Tips: When Will?

By Brigid Bishop

Nearly each and every professional tarot reading that I provide contains some question of timing from the querent.  Timing is extremely hard to pin down, as discussed in my previous blog, "Timing and the Tarot".

What many querents fail to realize is that a timing question such as "When will he call me?" or "When will he commit to me?" is not just a clearcut "x number of weeks" or "in the month of January", frequently, there are lessons to be learned by both the querent and the person in question before a "timeframe" can be accurately assimilated.

A more realistic answer, (although it will NOT pinpoint a chronological timeline for you), can be found by using this simple spread.  Many querents do not want to hear the answers that this spread provides, however, if you have the patience and faith in the tarot, as I do, you will find that asking your favorite tarot reader to provide this type of interpretation will be most insightful and will increase the accuracy of plotting a timeline afterward.

To answer a question such as "When will I hear from so and so?", shuffle your deck as normal, cut the cards and lay out four cards, 1, 2, 3, 4


1...When You (or they) Realize (Interpret the card)

2...When You (or they) Accept (Interpret the card)

3...When You (or they) Acknowledge (Interpret the card)

4...When you (or they) Do (Interpret the card)

 

If you are interested in having me provide this type of an interpretation for you, arrange a call with me, and when we connect, let me know that you are interested in the four card timing reading, rather than the common general timing reading.

Peace Out!

Brigid Bishop

 

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Brigid Bishop on Tarot Decks and Cartomancy (Intro)

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:00:00 GMT

Brigid Bishop on Tarot Decks and Cartomancy   (Intro)   I have been collecting Tarot Decks since I was eight years old, much longer than I would like to admit!  You can find decks that are based in every culture in the world, Native American, Celtic, Anglo Saxon, Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian, Italian, Nordic, Egyptian, African, the list goes on and on and on.  There are also decks that are not “specifically” Tarot Cards, but are used for spiritual growth just the same, an example would be the Cartouche, an ancient Egyptian deck of symbols that is quite powerful and, in relation to the Tarot, which contains 78 cards in most instances, only contains 25 cards. I enjoy using the Cartouche for spiritual and magical workings, but do not provide Cartouche readings over the phone, as they are not understood by the general public as well as the Tarot is. I am going to begin a series on different decks, this being the first installment, whereby I will introduce you to the different energies of the decks and perhaps help you to expand your knowledge. When you are shopping for a new Tarot Deck try to get a feel for the energies of that deck, does the artwork appeal to you?  Do you feel a sense of well-being when you are browsing over the text associated with it?  Is there a cultural appeal to the deck that makes you feel connected to it? These are all positive signs that you will tune in well with the deck. I have literally thousands of decks, some I work with, some I have just “to have”.  There are decks that I find more in tune to relationship readings, some are more spiritual in nature, some cause me discomfort when I use them and I have them just to understand them even if I don’t connect with them. Finding a good deck to work with on a personal level is like allowing the deck to choose you.  You know when it’s right when you hold it in your hands. For the novice, I recommend using a traditional archetypical deck like the Rider Waite Tarot or the Universal Waite Tarot as the symbolism will give you a strong foundation that you can use to transfer to your interpretation of future decks. The Thoth Tarot is a bit confusing for the novice, but the intermediate student can well adjust to the differences in the hierarchy of the cards.  I like to use the Thoth for my own personal spiritual work.  I also enjoy using the Cartouche for more mystical work and I enjoy The Sacred Path Cards, which are Native American in cultural reference, but very insightful. For past life readings I enjoy using the Phoenix deck.  A lot of insights and soul mate issues can be resolved with this powerful Native American Deck. For my own personal relationship issues I prefer to use the Enchanted Tarot as the imagery on the cards is neither intimidating nor harsh in any way.  This is a also a good choice when providing public readings when your clientele will have little or no knowledge of the Tarot as the images on more traditional decks can be intimidating to those who have no basic knowledge of the cards.  As we progress I will highlight different decks and my preferred uses for them, and I hope that my reviews will help you gain more insight into cartomancy and perhaps help to expand your enjoyment of the art.[...]



Brigid Bishop on Tarot Decks and Cartomancy: Cartouche

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:41:00 GMT

Brigid Bishop on Tarot Decks:  Cartouche Cartouche is considered to be an “Oracle of Ancient Egyptian Magic”.  Many of us, myself included, are fascinated with this culture, its mysteries, secrets and esoteria.  My fascination with this ancient and prophetic culture is what brought me to discover the way of Cartouche. The archetypical imagery employed by Cartouche is grounded in the timeless energies of the Mother, Father, Family, Love, Strength, Creativity and so forth.  These energies are part of the human condition, and despite the fact that the cards date back thousands of years, they are still the life’s blood of the human race. Cartouche are not tarot cards.  They are an extremely separate energy, founded in the Egyptian cultures of eons ago, yet I include them in this series to bring them to the attention of Tarot enthusiasts as an enhancement to the knowledge base. The deck consists of just twenty-five cards, less than one-third of a modern tarot deck, yet these twenty-five cards contain just as much, if not more insight and energy into today’s life issues. The cards numbered one to nine represent the major archetypical influences of the culture.  You will find Osiris, Isis, Horus, Bast, Thoth, Hathor, Nephthys, Ptah and Anubis here.  Cards 11, 12, 13 and 14 represent the four elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth.  Cards 15 to 25 represent mundane energies and include Sirius, Lotus, Crook and Flail, Uraeus, Winged Disk, The Twins, Sphinx, Scarab, Pyramid, Ankh and Buckle of Isis.  Card number 10 in the deck is Set, this card is negative in energy and tone and represents opposition to any other energies contained in the current spread. I find these cards useful in my own personal meditations and long term divinations.  For some reason, I sense a greater power in this deck than in a traditional Tarot deck, although these energies generally take much longer to unfold and become apparent to me.  I do not use them in my professional practice, I only use them on myself.  I find them more useful in the spiritual, psychological and metaphysical planes than in the mundane (day to day) business of interpretation. As there are far less cards contained in the deck, spreads are usually much smaller, three to six cards, yet deeper in interpretation, with the exception of the “Horoscope Spread” that I do for myself on each of my birthdays.  This spread contains a total of thirteen cards and forecasts the upcoming year for me. When interpreting a Cartouche reading, I do so first on a Spiritual level, then Psychological, and then on the Mundane level.  In so doing I ensure that I am not missing any message that the Cartouche holds for me. I also find the Cartouche valuable for use as a Talisman.  When need be, I choose the appropriate energy and carry that cards with me or wear jewelry with that Cartouche until the need for the extra metaphysical boost passes. For example, I call on the Cartouche of Isis when I feel a need for protection.  Whenever I hired a babysitter when the children were young I kept the Cartouche of Isis out to ensure their safety.  Isis also protects those of us who are on the occult path from negative energies, entities and people. I would recommend you check out the book “The Way of Cartouche” by Murry Hope if you have an interest in studying this powerful oracle, it was the first book I bought on this subject and still a frequently referenced part of my metaphysical library.[...]



Tarot Tips by Brigid Bishop: Meaning of Mulitple Cards Appearing in Spreads

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:36:00 GMT

Multiple Cards Appearing in Spreads are significant, here is a brief guide for what multiples mean when they appear in your spreads:

4 Aces New Beginnings in all areas
3 Aces Fortunate Omens, good luck, fresh starts


4 Kings Important news, swift conclusions
3 Kings News of Conflicts


4 Queens Great news, Important social events
3 Queens Friends with influence and power


4 Knights Old friends and past acquaintances
3 Knights Social Invitations Abound


4 Pages New plans
3 Pages Sociable youth


4 Tens Important responsibilities
3 Tens Important business position


4 Nines Near completion
3 Nines Correspondence


4 Eights News, Merriment
3 Eights Travel


4 Sevens Good Luck, contracts
3 Sevens Disappointments


4 Sixes Enjoyment
3 Sixes Advantages and acquistions


4 Fives Order
3 Fives Conflicts, bad times


4 Fours Serentity
3 Fours Industry


4 Threes Determination
3 Threes Deception


4 Twos Conversations
3 Twos Reorganizations, recommendations

Pairings:

Two Kings: minor counsel


Two Queens: tension; rivalry


Two Knights: reunions; intimacy


Two Pages: disquiet; annoyance


Two Tens: a new direction


Two Nines: administration; handling contracts


Two Eights: new knowledge


Two Sevens: news


Two Sixes: irritability


Two Fives: delay; awaiting a result


Two Fours: insomnia


Two Threes: calm


Two Twos: accord; balance


Two Aces: partnerships

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Tarot Tips by Brigid Bishop: Using Tarot for Prayer, Ritual and Spellwork

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:07:00 GMT

Tarot Cards, Not Just For Reading...  Using Tarot Cards for Magickal Intentions

Did you know that the Tarot can be used for much, much more than “Predictive” Reading?

Tarot can be used for self-exploration, past life analysis, psychological profiling, situational analysis, and for Magickal Intentions, (spellwork, ritual and prayer), among other things.

Every card in the deck of 78 has many complex meanings and energies and you can actually create your own, customized rituals (spells, prayers), using the Tarot in a very definitive way.

For instance, let’s say that you have had an argument with your Cancer Man and you are an Aquarius Woman and you want to restore peace between the two of you.

Select the cards from the deck that are your “natural” significators, in this case you would select the King of Cups for your man, and the Queen of Swords for yourself.  Now, the Queen of Swords is a hard-headed woman and the King of Cups is a loving and compassionate man, so it is not unusual for the two of you to butt heads on occasion.

To restore peace, get a pink candle and write both your names on it and dress it with extra virgin olive oil.  Place the 2 cards that you have chosen to represent you and place them on a table with the candle.  Pull the Lovers card out of the deck and place it so that it covers both your card and his and light the pink candle.  Put together your own words to bring peace back between you and restore the love you feel for each other.  You can also use the Ten of Cups, or if you feel you need to have a meeting of the minds to discuss further, use the Two of Cups, to promote face to face conversation.  It is very customizable.

When you put your words together, keep them rhythmic, rhyming during ritual is essential for building the energy, it doesn’t have to be complicated, just short and sweet and to the point.  Something like this will suffice:  “Let us have our peace restored, we can remember all our joy”.

Make it specific to your issue, the more “customized” the better.

If you want assistance in putting together your own ritual with Tarot Cards, contact Brigid Bishop at www.keen.com/brigid+bishop

Bright Blessings!

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My Hero Zero, The Card of The Fool (2)

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:35:00 GMT

My interpretation here is based on the Universal Waite Tarot, which I strongly recommend for beginning students of the tarot.  Please note which deck you are posting your interpretations from as we move forward, and feel free to add your insights and interpretations!  Let's remember that the beauty of the tarot is that there are no "right" or "wrong" interpretations, it is entirely individual. The Fool, the Number Zero, the beginning (and the end).  When I look at The Fool, I think of optimism, naivety, carefree......The Fool strikes me as infantile in his emotional understanding of the world around him at times. In my interpretations, I frequently take The Fool as new beginnings, the absence of preconceived notions, a blank slate waiting to be written upon.  Based upon the position of the card in the spread, I look at that area as a fresh start, openness to adventure and experience. The down side of The Fool to me is foolish behavior, selfish in nature, like a child who wants immediate gratification and cares only about accepting things on their own terms.  As represented in the Universal Waite deck he gives me the impression of having a cavalier attitude and being a totally self-centered adult......he is unaware and unconcerned about his surroundings and if he is not careful he may just wander right off the end of the precipice he is approaching. I find the number zero to be important here as well.  Zero is assoiciated with the element of air, and this card is ruled by the planet Uranus, which also rules the sign of Aquarius.  For this card, the elemental influence of air seems to create a vaccuum, the vaccuum can either pull knowledge and experience in, or remain in suspended animation in the self-centered hedonism of the card.  If The Fool remains inattentive he is headed to self-destruct, if The Fool IS attentive, he can learn all that the elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air (depicted by the sun, the wand, the water and the flower in his hand on this card) have to teach him. The attire and color scheme of The Fool is important to his message as well.  The red feather in his hat (red for fire, feather for air), showing a consciousness that is willing to analyze and take action....the cloak, which if you look very closely, bears a red heart embedded in the pattern printed over his chest, his heart is open.........the white dog, is he playing along with The Fool, or is he trying to warn him that he is approaching a cliff and to watch his footing???  He wears a white tunic under his many-colored cloak, white representing purity and innocence, can the innocence of The Fool help your querent, or is the innocence just a form of being naive? *This is actually a brief excerpt from my book "Uncloaking the Tarot" copyright 2001, please feel free to add your impressions and interpretations, as stated above, there are no right or wrong interpretations as tarot reading is as individual as a thumbprint.   Gone With the Wind, a Classic Soul Mate Story   On The Outside Looking In[...]



Tarot Tips by Brigid Bishop: Timing and the Tarot (1)

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 02:37:00 GMT

Tarot Tips by Brigid Bishop:  Timing and the Tarot   When?  When?  When? The most difficult skill in interpreting tarot is pinning down time.  Many querents fail to realize that the timing of events is static to begin with, many factors can change or “adjust” the timing of predictive readings. The first and foremost factor that affects timing is any action that is taken by the querent that was not premeditated at the time the reading was given.  For instance, the most common question asked is “When will he/she contact me next?” We do a spread and it looks like a one week to ten day period.  First of all, in the divulging of timing, if I say “one week to ten days”, it may actually be day ELEVEN that the contact occurs in, I am NOT a pinpointed timing reader.  Anyway, we get a read with this timeframe and the querent gets “antsy” and picks up the phone, calls and leaves a voicemail or sends a text……the Free Will of the querent has changed the situation and the reading is no longer valid.  Yes, at times, taking the bull by the horns like this may push things to happen more quickly, but, more often than not, it pushes things back.  (See my blog on Masculine and Feminine Energies for more info):  The Dating Game, Exploring Masculine and Feminine Energies Anyway, to calculate timing in a reading, I use a combination of several different methods.  First of all, I generally use a spread that divulges timing based on the position of the cards.  The positions give me a “guesstimate” of the timing.  We have positions that include, but are not limited to, one to two weeks, three to six weeks, three to six months, and six months to a year.  The cards themselves relate to timing as well, certain cards indicate immediate action, certain cards are passive and hint at delay, etc.  Where they land in the spread aids in the interpretation of “when”.  I also take into consideration the parochial version of tarot, which assigns Wands to Spring, Cups to Summer, Swords to Autumn and Pentacles to Winter, and then, secondarily, the Aces are the first week, the Twos are the second week and so on, this is taken into consideration as well. The general intuitive or “psychic” interpretation I get when looking at the spread as a whole is also a key factor in calculating timing. There is also a method that I can use, but rarely do over the phone unless the querent requests it (it is not “quick” and you are paying by the minute, so I only perform upon request).  This is where they want to count off the days or weeks or months until an event.  The question is asked, such as “How many days until he calls?”, I shuffle and cut and begin flipping over and counting out the cards until I hit an Ace, that is your answer.  Obviously, there are 78 cards in the deck, and the first Ace could possibly be card number 74, this is not a quick method when reading by phone, but if requested, I will perform it for you. So, calculating timing is a complex process and it is very difficult to pinpoint to an “exact” day.  Usually, in my readings, if I see an event in days, I am only off by a day or two, if I see it in weeks, it may vary by a week or two, if I see the answer in months, it may vary by a month or two, but the event will ultimately happen, it’s just difficult to pin down, it’s like sticking your hand into a bucket of water and wanting the hole to remain after you pull your hand out……water seeks its’ own level, and events happen in their own time, I can give you my best estimate through Tarot, but I do not claim to be exact. Generally, the closer in the event is, the more clearly it comes up in the cards, a[...]



Fear and Hope, One in the Same?

Sat, 05 Oct 2013 23:07:00 GMT

When I read tarot cards I use a spread that holds a position for a card to represent your hopes and fears.  What many people do not realize is that they are often one and the same.  Confused?  Let me clarify.

What we hope for is often what we fear, and what we fear, is often our actual hope.

Case in point.  I once went after a job that was clearly advertised as "Masters Degree Required", at the time I was in my late twenties, newly divorced, and had only a high school education.  (I went back to college only AFTER I achieved an executive level managerial position, they paid for it).  Anyway, lo and behold, when I read my cards, the hope and fear position card was the Six of Wands, that card, boiled down to a one word meaning, indicates "Success".

Why would I be afraid of "Success" you may ask, because I am sure you can quite clearly see why I would hope for it.

Well, with two young children and a position requiring you to manage to operate three printing facilities with a total of 1800 employees between them, you can bet I feared it.  How many more hours a week would I need to put in to effectively manage these facilities?  How often would I have to travel and be away from them?  How would I manage their daycare and nightcare?  How would they be affected by my physcial absence from the home for extremely long hours?  If they hired me with less than the Master's, would I find myself incapable of the daunting responsibilities?  Would they?  Would I end up unemployed?  Etc. etc. etc.

So, yes, quite definitely, our hopes can breed our fears and vice versa.

When I was called for the interview, and then called back for round two, and then flown to corporate, I read my cards again.  Guess what my hope and fear card was?  Eight of Pentacles, or "Apprenticeship", boils down to new job.........yup, I was scared.

Did I get the job?  YES.  Did I take the job?  YES.  Did I succeed?  YES.  Was I scared?  ABSOLUTELY!

But, by EMBRACING MY FEAR, I ensured my success!  The next time you have a reading with me we can explore this for you as well!

 


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The Collective Unconscious...

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 23:02:00 GMT

Tapping into the Collective Unconscious is the process by which the Tarot relates the messages it has for you, to you.  Carl Jung used the Tarot and Astrology to do just that, he was the father of psychoanalysis and used many non-traditional psychological methods to work with his patients.

To do a Personality Profile, he created a clients' Natal Chart, it gave him great insight.  To check out where a client was heading and what changes needed to be made, he threw a Tarot Spread.

I am a "Jungian Tarot Reader", which means that I use his methods to tap into both your subconscious and the Collective Unconscious to get the answers to your questions.

The Tarot grabs your inner situations and makes them conscious, brings them up to your level of awareness.....

 

"When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate" 

Carl Jung

 

Would you rather leave your future up to "fate", or would you rather bring your situation fully into consciousness and learn how to navigate through it? 

Using the Tarot, you can work with me to make your "fate" conscious.

 

To Learn More, Read: 

Myths and Truths About Tarot

 

Have You Read:

Relationships From All Angles, The Geometry of Relationships?

Strange Dreams

 

What is the Collective Unconscious?

Good Question!

The Collective Unconscious is the gathering of every consciousness that ever was, is, and will be, into one huge energy mass...some refer to this as "God".

 

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Reading Death, A Cause for Refusing General Readings

Wed, 15 May 2013 22:38:00 GMT

Reading Death   A Cause for Refusing General Readings   by Brigid Bishop   This is one of the few topics that I will not professionally read on as I believe that in the case of answering this particular question the slightest error or misinterpretation can cause irreversible harm.  I do NOT claim to be 100% accurate; I do not believe that there is a Reader in existence who is.  My practice is based more on Life Coaching and Relationship Coaching than pure psychic interpretation of Tarot, those who understand this generally benefit greatly from my sessions, those who do not may either walk away dissatisfied or satisfied, dependent upon how accurately I have read for them.  The clients who go to the “next level” with me, The Coaching Process, are those who find my services the most useful. So, suppose I get a question from a querent that goes like this “Is my father going to die soon?”  My response is “I am sorry but I will not read death”.  I refuse to do so as suppose I answer “no” and he passes away within the near future, this person may not have taken the time to get the closure or resolve any unresolved issues with their father because they had faith that they had time.  (Some people, unfortunately, do take their readings too seriously, I constantly advise against it, but yet, some people continue to do so.)  Anyway, suppose I answer “yes” and the querent goes into a panic, but I am wrong, and the father lives on and on, yes he will pass someday, but I am not God, and I cannot name the date, nor will I attempt to.  This querent may well live in a state of psychological panic for a long time.  Unnecessarily. It gives me bad vibes just to hear a question like that and the energy clings to me for days, sometimes even forcing me to take time away from reading professionally, like having a metaphysical flu, if you will. I have actually had a client ask me this question, and when informed that I would not read it, she said, “Ok, well, can you tell me if I will be making funeral arrangements soon?”  Ugh.  Same question, different wording, you cannot bypass my decision to refuse to read on death by rephrasing your question and I explained this to her as gently as I could.  She has never called me again, we were not a good client/advisor match. Sometimes I do see death in the cards even though I do not want to.  The first time I saw death in the cards I did not understand how to interpret it until after the fact, it was twenty years ago.  My children were in daycare and one of the workers was teaching my son Justin, a gifted artist, how to draw human faces and forms, he was only three, but his drawings already had the appearance of a much more mature hand and Ellen was a very talented artist in her own right.  Ellen had an eighteen year old daughter at the time and Ellen loved when I read tarot for her, she bartered with me, art lessons for Justin for readings from me.  One day Ellen asked me to read her daughter, Katherine. I agreed, but for some reason I felt uncomfortable.  At first I thought that it was because Katherine was so young, (I won’t read anyone under eighteen), but she was eighteen and it was her mom asking me to read her, so I just pushed the feeling aside. So there we were, at the preschool after hours, Justin in the back getting his lesson, Zachary watching cartoons contentedly, and Katherine and I at the front table doing the reading. I asked Katherine if she had a specific question, she said no, so I did a general reading on her. The cards that came up, the impression I got, the chill that went up my sp[...]