IN THIS ISSUE:
It was truly fulfilling to find the new Tarot deck and book conceived by Casey DuHammel and illustrated by Deborah L. Shutek-Jackson in my postbox. I have been eagerly awaiting this creation since my first conversations with DuHammel several years ago. Her passion for the story of Mary Magdalene bowled me over when we first talked! She told me then that she'd been collecting material about Mary Magdalene for many years already, the results of which are now integrated into this excellent and powerful Tarot. Others have reviewed the deck in a more "professional" manner, so I will use this column to share a bit about my own unique view of what a deck like this brings to the art and practice of Tarot as a tool of consciousness-expansion. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2014/04/tarot-deck-review-the-magdalene-legacy-tarot-lost-keys-of-the-madonna.html
What a powerful month this has been! Two eclipses, a perfect Grand Square in the Cardinal signs, a powerful surge of both stress and strength blaring through the headlines, and spring coming on like gangbusters after a cold, wet and persistent winter. I hope you are all finding yourselves on the up-side of the season, participating in the rising of the saps and the return of warmth and fertility to the Northern Hemisphere.http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2014/04/newmoon-notes-april-28-2014.html
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IV. Order our new Tarot of the Holy Light Deck ..Voted #6 Tarot Deck of 2011 by Aeclectic Tarot...Use this deck in combination with our new I-Tunes App to get the most out of the layered symbology in this exceptional Continental-Style Tarot created by Christine Payne-Towler and Michael Dowers; order at http://www.tarotuniversity.com/2011/09/tarot-of-the-holy-light-deck.htmlV. And finally, TAROT OF THE HOLY LIGHT T-SHIRTS, TOTE BAGS, POSTERS AND MUGS! Tarot University is proud to announce that you can now order a range of fine products emblazoned with the Trump images that inhabit the Tarot of the Holy Light. What could be more wonderful going into the holiday season, than giving your Tarot aficionado a wearable image of his or her favorite Trump from our luminous Tarot? The shirts are high quality, properly-fitting 100% cotton from Hanes, and the images are beautifully done, so you can be sure you will enjoy wearing them for years to come. You can also choose from among 12 Zodiacal designs created by another old friend, artist and inventor Fred Mueller, whose images of the Signs glow with gemlike intensity. There's something here to please every metaphysical taste!
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Our publication date and time corresponds to the New Moon each month. This month the Moon is conjunct the Sun on Sunday/Monday, April 28-29th, 2014. As an astrologer-symbolist, I habitually tie my activities to the cycle of the Moon. If you would like, you can use the Tarot University ArkLetters to help you track the moon's phase - just subscribe to our website and you'll always know what the next phases and dates are!
CURRENT STAGE OF THE MOON for the Americas:
• The Present NewMoon Eclipse is at 8+ Taurus across the midnight hour of 11:14 PM (PDT) of Monday, April 28th / Tuesday, April 29th at 2:14 AM (EDT). From this moment, the Moon begins to wax, or increase.
• 2nd Quarter, Waxing Half Moon is at 16+ Leo on Tuesday, May 6th, at 11:16 PM (EDT) / 8:16 PM (PDT).
• Full Moon is at 23+ Scorpio on Wednesday May 14th at 3:17 P M (EDT) / 12:17 PM (PDT). From this moment, the Moon begins to wane, or decrease.
• 4th Quarter, Waning Half Moon is at 0+ Pisces on Wednesday May 21st at 9:00 AM (EDT) / 6:00 AM (PDT).
• Next NewMoon at 7+ Gemini on Wednesday, May 28th across the Noon hour, at 2: 41 PM (EDT) / 11: 41 AM (PDT). From this moment, the Moon begins to wax, or increase.
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ArkLetter 110, April 28, 2014
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