The Antiquarian Tarot can be purchased in the shop now for a limited time. I only did a short print run based on requests and pre-orders. I am not planning on reprinting anymore for a while, so if you would like a copy, grab yours here. The set comes with a comprehensive guidebook and matching padded zipper bag making it the perfect gift for the beginner tarot reader or collector. Please contact me if you have questions. Happy Summer! Maree
Summer blessings! The Sun in astrology is about self-expression, power, vitality, and well-being. In Tarot, it teaches us to connect with our creativity to find what makes us thrive. The Lord of the Fire of the World is inviting us to shine our unique Light brightly with confidence. In a world that pushes fear, strips away faith, nuance, and is turning us into dedicated cynics, the Sun reminds us of our positive potential—our beautiful life force. It reawakens us to our creative source, helping to open our eyes wider with childlike wonder. This card asks us to unblock our hearts, dissolve bitter walls, and spread much needed joy. May the Sun shine its optimism on your path!
Happy Spring! Here's an update for the 3rd ed. Antiquarian Tarot. There will be a few changes in the deck, including new cards, backs, and bag design, and the companion book will be updated for this edition too.
The Lion's Gate, a celestial stargate, is when the 2nd brightest star in the heavens, fixed star Sirius (aka our "Spiritual Sun"), aligns with Earth; and it is “activated” with the New Moon this weekend.
As I continue to read and travel through 36 Secrets, A Decanic Journey through the Minor Arcana of the Tarot by T. Susan Chang, I keep finding fascinating connections between the cards and the stars.
For example: The Lion’s Gate happens during this Leo II time, the decan of the 6 of Wands “Lord of Victory” card (Jupiter in Leo).
Yesterday, we entered the third decan of Cancer, represented by the Four of Cups—the Moon in Cancer decan. The High Priestess (Moon) and Chariot (Cancer-ruled). The Golden Dawn title for the Four of Cups is The Lord of Blended Pleasure.
Four of Cups can bring up feelings of boredom, apathy and discontent in one's life. As we see in the RWS Cups Four, an angelic hand reaches out to show the young person the bounty that sits right in front of them. But, they don't even notice the miracle of this divine hand.
We've entered Cancer II, the decan of the Three of Cups tarot card that lasts from July 1st - July 11.
This is the Lord of Abundance card, associated with Mercury in Cancer—and the Magician (Mercury ruled tarot card) and the Chariot (Cancer ruled tarot card).
Three of Cups is a card of celebration, friendship, community, creativity, fun, and abundance.
Consider how this energy may reveal itself to you in the next 10 days. Is it showing up for you yet? >>>
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas! Here’s some of the Empress’s creative magic to bless your day.
The first photo is the Lua Tarot's Empress. The second photo show Empress cards from: The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot, Dark Goddess Tarot, Victorian Romantic Tarot, Modern Witch Tarot, Majestic Earth Tarot, and the Antiquarian Tarot
New Year Astrology, 2020 Begins with a Bang! Saturn-Pluto Conjunction, Cancer Lunar Eclipse and Uranus Stations Direct.
We started off the year with some positive energy last week! We're into week two and there are already three potent cosmic events, making it an intense start—and not the best way—to the year.
The Cancer Lunar Eclipse is Friday January 10th at 11:21 am (not visible from America). The year begins with Full Moon in Cancer and we will end the year with one too (though December 29th won’t be an eclipse)!
This puts a spotlight on feminine energy (Cancer is a super feminine and maternal sign). This year will bring more awareness to the topic of feminine empowerment and leadership.
Scorpionic Astrology is upon us with Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury all in the sign of the Transformer and Regenerator. Scorpio Season.
Scorpionic astrology is upon us! Here are the corresponding cards from the Antiquarian Tarot and my divine musings.
Sun went into Scorpio today!
New Moon will also be in Scorpio Sunday (if you don’t know, New Moons are always the same as the Sun sign bc they are in conjunction)
Mercury in Scorpio will go retrograde on Halloween! (Forewarned is forearmed!) Also Venus has been in Scorpio and will be until Nov. 1st.
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a tarot reader and deck creator who enjoys studying the stars and using astrology in her readings. She was born under a Sagittarius Sun with Libra Rising and Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her approach to tarot, creativity, and divination. Music, dancing, poetry, and lemon balm tea are her current well-being aids.
She's a Portuguese-American who loves to travel and connect with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante, who perpetually reminds them to laugh and play and take walks in nature, whether rain or shine.
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