Card of the Day: July 8, 2015

Today’s Card is the Ace of Pentacles!

ace of pentacles

Ace of Pentacles

This card represents prosperity and unexpected gifts of help. Sometimes life can feel like a big hedge-maze. You never stop, and are constantly working towards finding an exit and freedom from what’s holding you back. Keep going — you’re almost there. Keep your eyes open, for a new opportunity is waiting to be presented. Whether it manifests as material or emotional wealth is yet to be seen. Either way, you are on your way to a place of stability and well-being.

Today was another day where, personally, I was feeling pretty darn blocked. This card was a welcome beacon — I was definitely expecting something less favourable! That goes to show that freedom from expectations is so important to a balanced perspective, and that alone may have been the gift of wealth this card brought to me today. I tried to visualize what was creating the maze that I felt I was in, focusing on the thorns of grumpiness and consciously snipping them. To divert myself I worked on some astrological charts, and practicing my passion always feels rewarding. I started to relax, remembered to breathe, and am feeling much better.

Keep turning corners today, even if it’s hard. Hard work will present you with the wealth you need to prosper!



Card of the Day: July 7, 2015

Today’s card is Justice!



This card is a reminder that life is about balance, truth, and facing reality. It’s easier to take the path of least resistance, but karma is always there to balance from beyond. Your heart knows what is right and fair, and only you hold the truths needed to judge your personal reality. Remembering and applying this in daily life and in interactions with others is rooted in perceptions of fairness. Only you can control your actions and reactions. These are what hold us in the world around, and what determine the next adventure on life’s journey. Maintaining balance and practicality gives you the strength of inner truth, and to wield the sword of Justice rather than be cut by it. You know what to do!

This card is yelling at me, as my textbooks call from the corner! It’s so much easier to ignore mundane realities, like homework and dishes, tidying and doing laundry. From a practical standpoint, these things don’t take that long and everything is nicer once they’re taken care of, but… I don’t wanna!! The reality is, it all has to be done sometime, and once it’s piled as high as the sky, the consequences are clear. It’s a fine balance between leisure and duty; one can’t be had without the other. Suck it up, buttercup! You know your truths!



Card of the Day: July 6, 2015

the magician reversed

The Magician reversed

Today’s card is The Magician reversed! This card represents great power and skill, as well as creative manifestation. All is at your disposal: the mindset, the skillset, the tools, and even the buds of results! However, in the reversed position, there are a few considerations to ensure continued sparkle. Proper planning is essential; overlooking important details is a real possibility when faced with abundant choices and opportunities, and mistakes and disappointments can build creative blocks. Recognizing the scope of your talents is also key, as undervaluing yourself as well as promoting underdeveloped abilities will lead to setbacks. Balancing expectations of yourself will help to avoid negative manipulation. Knowing what you can and can’t do prevents you trying to create impossibilities, others and their opinions from making you second-guess yourself, and finally from the excitement of new possibilities manipulating your life in the form of losing sight of other responsibilities.

This is a great time of gifts and opportunities. All is yours; believe in yourself and your abilities, your willpower is your strongest asset.

Today I spent a lot of time working out the kinks with watermarking software. I even decided to post without a picture because I was sure there was no way to do it, at least tonight! This was just one of many creative blocks for me today. It was hot and humid, I’m a little behind in my Masters coursework, and my 20-month-old daughter didn’t take a nap. But! We went to the Splash Pad in our town, which was lots of fun, and ate some really good food, and picked sweet little strawberries in our own garden. Not letting my computer issues affect the day was a conscious choice, although not an easy one, and much manipulating was done by all, but at the end of the day, my post is written, the babe is asleep, and it’s time to relax!

Update: once I was relaxing downstairs with my love, I was struck with the solution to the watermarking frustrations — and now we have a picture. Sometimes all it takes is a clear head!

Speaking of gifts and wonderfulness: it’s my braintwin and soulmate-of-a-best-friend’s birthday!! xoxoxjkskajsbffjkvjd!!!



Card of the Day: July 5, 2015

Today’s card is the King of Wands reversed!

king of wands reversed

King of Wands reversed

The King of Wands is the epitome of inspiration and passion, and represents the energy needed to achieve something huge arriving. However, in the reversed position this card indicates haste and high expectations; now is not the time to rush, for true greatness takes time and patience. Expecting too much of yourself or others will only prolong the task at hand. Your passions are coming to life! These things take time, so to avoid burning out, have faith in your abilities, don’t let the buggers get you down, and remember that slow and steady wins the race. It’s happening!

Today this card is telling me that I’m on the right track with the launch of the Tantramar Tarotscopes venture. My dreams are becoming reality, and the King of Wands reversed is here to remind me to balance. It’s tempting to stay on the phone and computer all day checking for new traffic, but I have other responsibilities that need my attention too. Working at what I love a little at a time while also remembering to balance in schoolwork and home life will bring me everything I’ve envisioned. Here on the Tantramar Marsh, the elements agree: we had a surprise thunderstorm in the middle of a sunny day! The King of Wands has a way of making his presence known!

Card of the Day: July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day to our American friends! Appropriately, today’s card is the 4 of Wands.

4 of wands

4 of Wands

This is a time of celebration and harmony, and of remembering tradition with friends and community. This is also a time of creative transition, and of peace and blessings at home. Not only is today a holiday to remember the meaning of community, it is also the day I begin my launch back into the blogosphere! I feel just as joyful as the girls on the card, as I carefully choose what images to use for my blog and plan layouts and directions to take.

I’m sure all you readers are having a happy and harmonious Saturday of celebration too! Take heart in finding the joys that friends, community, and life transitions provide. Life is beautiful!



Hello World!

card xxi-the world

Card XXI-The World

Welcome to Tantramar Tarotscopes. My name is Miriam, and I cast astrological charts and tarot spreads on the banks of the beautiful Tantramar Marsh. I read tarot spreads based on the influences present in  person’s astrological chart, and I incorporate the astrological correspondences of each tarot card into my readings.

My interest in astrology and tarot stems from the deep sense of peace that comes over me when I read my own characteristics or actions into a tarotscope. I see tarotscopes as helpful tools for life guidance, as confirmations of personal strengths and passions, and as identifiers of areas that need reflection to maintain balance.

I believe that astrology and tarot provide balance through turning inward to explore the roots of the soul, using universally relatable archetypes and symbols that undeniably ring true. Tarotscopes can help unearth the mysteries of the personality, providing the keys to self-assurance through self-understanding. With empathy and good humour, I deliver readings as a spiritual guide, illuminating the planets and the cards.

Tarot spreads represent a snapshot in time. Astrological charts represent the same, but on a planetary, cosmic level. By layering the image provided by the tarot spread atop the complex portrait painted by the astrological chart, exciting and inspiring realizations can be made. Ongoing meditation on the messages delivered provides a serene confidence and sense of universal perspective.

For fun, I will start with card-a-day tarot readings, sharing my insights and what the card means for me at that moment in time. Weekly, I will share a full set of tarotscopes, one for each sign! In between I’ll share interesting tidbits that speak to me as a tarot-reading astrologer, mother, partner, and marsh-dweller.