The Tarot Primer is a text-based, espresso-strength infusion of tarot, channeled wisdom, journal prompts, poetry, life hacks and music delivered straight to your phone via Signal four times a week.
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THE HIGH PRIESTESS
🔮 We have made habits of turning outward for advice and outsourcing our wisdom to others. The High Priestess reminds us we are the first and most powerful experts on our lives.
🙋🏻♀️She invites us into our inner knowing and gently encourages us to trust the answers we find when we turn inward. We are our Wise Self, even in the moments when we fear we know nothing.
🫀She is the holy aspect that everyday life can force to the sidelines from sheer busyness and the need to keep our heads above the water.
🍎 She is the pause and the sweetness that greets us in those moments when return to ourselves, even if that’s just sixty seconds stolen in the toilet or the stairwell at work.
🧚♀️ She is the conduit of feminine blessing and magick in all we touch if we dare to let that be.
🌕 She is a beautiful energy to be with, however feels congruent and joy-filled, to celebrate this week’s full moon in Capricorn.
Image: The High Priestess by Charlie Claire Burgess (The Fifth Spirit Tarot, first edition)
📓 JOURNAL PROMPTS
🔑 What are you ready to unlock?
🪄 What magic calls to you?
🛤 What is the middle place between spaces of black and white?
🪧 How do you lay equal claim to the light and the darkness? And how it feels in each?
☀️ What do you create from starlight? From sunlight?
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🎯 THE HIGH PRIESTESS IN THE ACTION
“At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want.”
~ Lao Tzu
Honour your High Priestess by tuning into, and practising, your sacred yes and sacred no.
💫What is your sacred yes and no?
It’s the answer to a any question which rises up from within. It’s quiet at the start. Felt in the body. Often held in the heart.
It’s the knowing the logic brain will loudly shout over the top with rationality and social programming.
The sacred yes and no honour what’s most important to you (not necessarily others) when expressed aloud. This sacred practise is intrinsically linked to establishing and maintaining boundaries.
Listen to to what rises up inside you, intuitively, when you need to make a decision. Some people like to close their eyes. Get still. Silent. Or to place their hand on their heart.
If you’re unsure — program a necklace as a pendulum and let it help you hone your inner hearing/knowing of the sacred yes and no.
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🖊THE HIGH PRIESTESS IN POETRY
You were lost to yourself
for lifetimes, for centuries
A half-formed echo
A skeleton missing bones
Compulsively course correcting but
having forgotten where you were
In a moment of revelation
you saw light
you saw love
and you knew you had a home
though it had fallen from your consciousness
The course correcting that had once
tried to steer you back there
took you away
until you lost the memory
of where you were going
through a thousand wayward turns
Now fair winds whistle joyfully
across the axis of light
carrying you forward
and you navigate from the constellation
in your heart
across the seas of the unknown-once-known
Following the siren call of home
Coming back to yourself
She has been patiently waiting on the shores
to see the dance of your sails on the horizon
She holds your light
She holds your love
She is you
and you are her
together on the shores
of a new be-ing
Written March 20th, 2019
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🪞THE HIGH PRIESTESS IN REFLECTION
It has been an interesting week, observing the intersection/interplay/tension of magick, ritual and creation.
It feels very much The High Priestess sandwiched between The Magician and The Empress (energies I feel far more comfortable in!)
Three things from my week with The High Priestess:
🕯 I built an altar and surrendered into the magickal guidance of Anna Bellissima in creating myself a HyperSigil. This is my latest depth year foray — deepening into creating a future of my desire and designs.
🦴 This was an extension of me trying to spend more time in the light side of things, because I feel very comfortable in the shadows, excavating bones and wounds, but do very little then with the space I’ve made for myself. I feel the right kind of tingly after my first entry in my hypersigil and excited about the next one.
🔮 This! The tarot primer. I’m certain a different card would not have inspired me to experiment with leaning into my wisdom and sharing it this way. Thank you for all the fabulous and encouraging feedback.
🎈 Message me and share your three reflections for the week, any time over the weekend. I’d love to hear from you.
🏻 SIGNAL BOOST
These woman pour higher knowing into their work.
🐇 Libby Fordham — Letters from the Hedge
🖊 Anna Bellissima — True Lies
🛁 Kristie Murphy — Freya’s Nourishment
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🎵 The High Priestess Outro
And lastly, a song to dance us into the weekend.
Apologies to any fans of the Steve Winwood classic. I found this version by pure accident following the thread of a lyric.
Or ramp up the beat…
🙏🏻 Thank you for being here. Have a fabulous weekend.
I’ll see you next week.
Written and shared, for the week 11th – 17th July, 2022
Leveraging a combination of fiction, poetry, tarot and coaching, I offer guidance and practical support for people ready to excavate their shadows, meet their brightest ideas and shape present/future realties on their own terms.
I embolden souls to live their best lives now, utilising the quantum field of potential while holding the vulnerability of the human experience.
The Tarot Primer is a free text-based, espresso-strength infusion of tarot, channeled wisdom, journal prompts, poetry, life hacks and music delivered straight to your phone via Signal four times a week.