Animated Tarot Readings
created by The Tarot Parlour
Animated Tarot Readings
created by The Tarot Parlour
In the wee hours of Sunday night (or early Monday morning), some of my kids and I will be headed for the Omaha airport where we’re flying out to Arizona. There are connections there now that I feel will grow with the years. I’m going to take advantage of this trip to immerse myself in Sedona for a few days and then go on to the Grand Canyon. I’m such an incurable home-body that this is a step away from my usual existence, ensconced in my old house and the busy rooms, enjoying the woodsy wild back yard, and just being surrounded by and appreciating our multitude of pets (mostly cats, 6 of them black), and all of this in perfect contentment.
But destiny calls.
I’ve been going through checklists of things to do, things to get, things to address, before leaving. The house-sitter is set with a loaded pantry and fridge and an abundance of pet supplies. Financial things are done, and strangely enough most of my monthly household bills have come in and been paid, so that’s one less thing to think about. I have to pack today (Saturday), and I have one more work-as-usual day coming up (Sunday). And then, we’re off!
I’ll be posting regular updates, photos, and video clips both at my Instagram and at my main Facebook page:
I’ve managed to get a few last minute witchy business things done, which were also on my list, including my Samhain Special at The Witch’s Corner: follow this link and scroll down, it’s right there http://amythystraine.blogspot.com
I’ve put together a charming little bag to celebrate Samhain and draw in the spirits, spirits of the season and spirits we wish to communicate with. Samhain is traditionally a time to connect with our ancestors and especially loved ones who have passed.
Honor your ancestors, and honor the spirit of Samhain,
with these magickal items.
The Samhain Special:
a white spirit dollie,
a bottle of Black Cat Oil,
and a black votive candle
*Note: The Black Cat Oil included in this offer
is safe for your skin, so feel free to wear it!
It’s my own recipe, and it
From The Tarot Parlour ~
With Samhain right around the corner, the end of the year coming, so many of us are questioning so many things about our lives. There’s relationships and the changes that come with them, the doubts, the questions, the mystery of it all. Some of us have reached pivotal points where jobs and careers are concerned.
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Is this it? Is this all there is to my life? Is this where I’m suppose to be?”… you’re more than ready for a reading to find some answers.
Follow this link and scroll down to order
an Audio Reading
I’ll be giving live in-house Tarot Readings
at Next Millennium
on this date:
Friday, April 27th
Receive a tarot reading with tarot author, Amythyst Raine. What’s in the cards for you?…romance? a career change? a new adventure or journey? Life is full of endless possibilities, and an intuitive tarot reading gives you guidance, perspective, and insight to meet these possibilities with reassurance and self-confidence.
Be sure to get there early and SIGN UP for your reading!
See you @ Next Millennium!
I’m delighted to have added a new feature to my Tarot Website– “Today’s Reading: Pick a Card”…this page will be updated 3 or 4 times a week with different tarot decks and cards that are chosen randomly. Some days I might have quite a bit of time to write and be able to add in-depth insights, other days it could be short and sweet and to the point. Be sure to stop by (click on the link above) and choose your Tarot Card for the day!
3 Card Spread
Deck: The Psychic Tarot
Deception & Envy…The Waiting Game…Love Begins
The first thing I’m going to point out is that all of these cards came in Reversed. Sometimes this is signifigant and, because of the way I read (my method), sometimes it’s not. If the universe is trying to make a point by reversing a card, it will let me know.
Oh my, the first card– Deception & Envy— This is such a powerful card, and it makes a terrific point. The thing is, sometimes You are going to be the only one who understands just how significant this is. With deception, there’s going to be a big reveal coming up. If someone has been deceivng you, you’re in for the shock of your life. On the other hand, if you are the one who has been practicing deception, you are going to be exposed Big Time. Your reputation will never be the same. If the first scenario is the one you’re bracing for, take a deep breath and expect the unexpected. If the second scenario is the case, you could try saving face and doing some damage control by Doing The Right Thing and confessing the truth. Either way…Deception is going to come to an end.
Also: Aquarius; the element of Water
The Waiting Game…Get to the Root-Of-The-Matter. This card feels as though it ties in closely with the first one. Just like the tree in the hour glass on this card– What’s being shown to the world is not the real picture; and what’s real is being deliberately concealed. Time is a factor here; it feels as though it ( the timing) has been set in motion, there’s the feeling of movment. It feel like a series of circumstances are coming into play in the realm of time and destiny…something is being played out. Your course is set. It’s really out of your hands at this point.
Also: walking in circles; circular routes; repetive actions
Love Begins…I wish I only had one way of looking at cards like this, or most cards for that matter, but there’s always two sides to everything (nothing is ever just black and white). The bottom line is that what happens in the matter of card #1 and card #2 is going to affect the relationship in your life. Again, the feeling of “movement” is strong, movement of time and circumstances, but also the feeling of physcial movement and a possible change of locality. Think hard. How you handle the circumstances revealed in the first two cards is going to come into play with your love life.
Also: joint ventures
And here, the questions that linger: Where does the deception lay? Who’s telling the truth? What’s being hidden? How will it be revealed?
Tarot Readings with Amythyst
I receive a lot of email from a lot of people. Some of it is predictable and mundane, some of it is feedback from my clients, and some of it is completely unexpected and totally out in left field. And let’s get one thing straight here before I continue…It’s okay to be out in left field, everyone has to be somewhere.
The most troublesome messages for me come from people who admit to being under psychiatric care and on medications. Red flags go up, not because I feel anything negative or threatening from these individuals, but because I’m immediately aware of the fact that I may be dealing with a very fragile human being. This means that I should be very careful of what I say, very careful of the types of choices and actions that I present to them, and very cautious about any statements that could lead them to stop the mundane medical/psychological care they are receiving. However, this does not mean that I should not be truthful with them, while at the same time giving them as positive a reading as I can, and leaving them with something to go forward and to build on.
The most unusual messages and requests I receive are from transsexuals, almost always men, all of them wanting to know if there is some magic spell to make them a woman, or to give them the power to go back and forth between being male or female. First, no, I tell them that I’ve never heard of this type of spell; and if there was one, it would most likely involve some sort of ‘shape-shifting’, rather than any solid permanent ‘in-the-real-world’ physical change. I also encourage these individuals to seek counseling, to get in touch with clinics who specialize in surgery for transsexuals, and to spend time examining their inner feelings and motives about this issue.
The most difficult messages and clients to deal with are people having mundane problems in their life, usually involving love or money, and they expect that a reading from me will solve these problems. I try to emphasize that I can give them an idea, and usually an amazingly accurate idea, of what the future will hold, what the road blocks will include, and which routes will be to their advantage. In almost all of these types of readings, any self-imposed stumbling blocks are usually exposed as well, and it’s very difficult to know when to reveal this information and just how much to emphasize it. It can be a very sensitive area for some people.
A woman hopelessly in love with the wrong man would rather have all her teeth pulled with no anesthetic than to be told that her true love is a scum bag and if she doesn’t ditch him and heal from the negative contact and abuse she’s suffered through his hands, she will continue to decline both physically and emotionally, and happiness will be something that everyone else gets to experience, but not her. Sometimes a reader can point out the obvious, but someone blinded by the strength of their emotions may not be willing to look at it. These people usually have to learn the hard way– and many of them have drug me along as their psychic, giving me a front row seat to this process.
People caught up in financial difficulties can be heart wrenchingly desperate. And unless you have experienced this predicament in life, you will not understand the depth and gravity of it. Johnny Carson was speaking on his show one time about wealth. He said,“The only thing that being rich does is to alleviate the worry about not having enough money.” Of course, what he was trying to emphasize is that all of the other usual human problems are still there. However, my thought was that he had been wealthy so long he had forgotten what a horrible burden it is to worry about money. All other human problems pale in comparison if you can’t pay your rent or buy food.
In situations like this, as with any other, the ups and downs, the possibilities and the pitfalls, will come through a reading. What will not come through a reading is a magical and instant fix to your financial situation. The tarot cards give us a picture of what was, what is, and what may be coming for the future– but we will still have to stumble along and live through this human condition one day at a time, and sometimes it’s a damn long rough road.
I’ve met some incredible people through my work, often people who have no idea how frustrating– or how inspiring– they are. As I continue to use my gift to enlighten and to enrich lives; I whole-heartedly accept the gift of enlightenment and enrichment that I receive back.
One of the things on my mind are tarot readings and people’s often unexpected reactions to what they hear. I’ve been informed that a lady I did a reading for was ‘offended’ by something I said. To tell you the truth, I remember the gist of the reading, but not absolutely everything that I said as I interpreted the cards. Let me explain how this process works for those who don’t know– for me, as I turn the cards and view the images, thoughts, perceptions, and pictures begin flooding my mind. You will get the best reading from me if I just open my mouth and start talking as I turn the cards and before the thought or image vanishes. This means that I can’t stop to weigh and measure every word that comes from my mouth during every minute of the reading. If I would do this, the process would not work, the rythm would be lost. I can’t pause and break my chain of thought to ask myself, “Would this person be offended if I tell them that they have a tendency to procrastinate to the point of ruining their own chance of success?”…Nope, can’t do it– if I read for someone, I will open my mouth and let it roll, whatever comes up with the cards will just have to come up. I wouldn’t be doing justice to the reading– or my client– if I have to weigh and measure how sensitive every stranger that sits across from me may be.
That’s just the way it is, and that’s just the way it works. Will you be offended by anything said in a reading? Odds are, no. But I won’t guarantee that this won’t happen. And here’s just a little food for thought…If someone is offended by something that’s said in a reading– what would they think about all of the things that go unsaid? (If only they knew!!)
A psychic reading is a very intimate thing, it allows the reader a peek at your psyche– all bare and pink and fresh, with every pimple and imperfection laid out in plain site. Just remember that your reader is on your side; your reader is not there to pass judgement. And just like a doctor in a war zone, most psychics can say ‘we’ve seen it all’.
I’ll be at Next Millennium, in Omaha, Nebraska, on the following dates
for book signings; and I’ll also be giving readings.
Saturday, April 23, noon-4pm
Saturday, May 7, noon-4pm
Saturday, **June 11** , noon-4pm
I’ll post a reminder at Facebook & Twitter a few days before each date.
You can purchase a copy of my book,
“Tarot: A Witch’s Journey”,
at the following sites:
Order your copy at
Labyrinth House Publishing
Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.
This book is also available at
3141 North 93rd St.
Stop by & pick up your copy today,
or purchase it online: click Here
I’ve just added six new tarot spreads at my site:
These are unique and interesting spreads that I think will make for some great readings. They are also very reasonably priced– we may want to know what the future has in store for us, but we don’t have to go broke to find out.
For more detailed views of these spreads, you can pop onto this page:
I looove this image– when my baby Salem grows up, this is what he will look like.
Have a glorious day, everyone.
Lady Amythyst Raine