Chains – The Devil (Goffin/King) Please Please Me, 1963 “Chains” was the first of two songs sung by George on the Beatles’ debut album, Please Please Me. It was written by legendary songwriting team Goffin and King, and originally recorded by girl-group, The Cookies. Gerry Goffin and Carole King were a married couple who composed…
We all have an immense source of truth, wisdom, and love deep inside of us. It resides in our core, within our very essence, and is available to us at any time. Yet this powerful inner source is difficult to access until we’ve learned a method for doing so.
Intuitive methods give us access to that profound inner source. Some popular choices include:
- creativity through art or music
- quiet time in nature
- extended sessions of exercise
Tarot works similarly to these practices because it quiets the mind so that the soul can be heard. Tarot is unique in that it’s a deck of 78 fascinating picture cards, each a symbol for some aspect of ourselves and our lives. Holding the deck is akin to having an entire world of possibilities at our fingertips.
Carl Jung wrote extensively about how symbols are a path to the powerful world of the subconscious. By engaging with this wonderful language of symbols called “Tarot”, we transcend the limits of our normal day-to-day awareness. We can learn the deep, hidden wisdom that exists inside of us through this fascinating method.
Tarot helps us see the Big Picture. Tarot awakens our imagination. Tarot inspires us to live authentically and lovingly.
And tarot also happens to be FUN.
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Hi, I’m Frank. Tarot awakened me to the profound gifts of wisdom and love that exist deep within us all. I must admit that for the first 40 years of my life I’d never even considered using tarot. I was a very reasonable guy who held the common misconception that it was used just for “fortune telling”. But then something beautiful happened, and I’ve been using this magical little deck of cards for intuitive guidance ever since.
I’m very grateful for what tarot has done for me, which is why I’m so passionate about sharing this gift with others. I love teaching tarot to those who want to become more mindful, intuitive, and engaged with life. I am a Certified Professional Coach who lovingly supports others who are experiencing their awakening.
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See for Yourself
Choose a Card. Listen for Your Intuition.
First, take a deep breath and relax. Invite your intuition to share its wisdom.
Second, think of a situation in your life you would like clarity on. Relationship, job, life goals, whatever.
Third, ask a question. I suggest avoiding a “fortune-telling” type of question aimed at predicting your future.
(Not recommended: “What will happen to me regarding…?”)
Instead, ask a question that empowers you to create your own future.
(More like this: “What intuitive message can help guide me regarding…?”)
Next, click on the image to reveal your card. Click on the card again to read its description.
Finally, apply the card’s meaning to your situation. Listen for your intuition.
*Be open to getting an “Aha!” moment of clarity*
Feel free to ask a follow up question, shuffle the deck, and pick another one.
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(Credit: Smith-Waite Borderless Tarot Deck, US Games Systems.)
This card reminds us that we are all much stronger than we usually realize. The figures on the Strength card are an angelic figure and a beastly lion. These represent the angel and animal within us all.
You are being invited to make peace with your inner “lion”, which may be showing up as fear, anger, or other impulses. With love and compassion toward yourself, you can become whole and find that true strength within.
Keywords: Strength, Courage, Compassion, Self-Awareness, Self-Control
THE TAROT AWAKENINGS EASY KEYWORD GUIDE
Tarot is an amazing tool for awakening. It’s a fun way to develop your intuition, allowing you greater access to the deep source of truth and wisdom within you.
As you get started with tarot, the most important thing you need – other than a deck, of course – is a source for understanding what the cards mean.
As you learn tarot for greater intuition, please refer to my free EASY KEYWORD GUIDE. It is appropriate for most types of tarot deck, and provides keywords for each of the 78 cards in a beautifully-organized and printable format. The Guide also includes basic instructions for starting to work with this mystical intuitive method.
The Beatles Song Tarot Project
They’re two of my very favorite things: Tarot and Beatles music! They have a lot in common. They both:
- open our minds to exciting new possibilities
- inspire us to live with greater peace and love toward others and ourselves
- are magical forces from a dimension of greater consciousness
- contain fascinating multitudes of layers
- are lots of FUN!
Welcome to the Beatles Song Tarot Project! Periodically I randomly pick a song by the Beatles and explore the tarot card that best illustrates the spirit of that song.
Do you love the Beatles and are curious about tarot? Or love tarot and would like a fresh new perspective on the music of The Beatles? Or, perhaps you love them both (my fellow kindred spirit!) and are just curious to see how they Come Together?
Please join me on this Magical Mystery Tour through the entire Beatles catalogue!
Available in paperback or eBook:
Rise & Shine:
A Guide for Experiencing Your Midlife Awakening
The Choice: Midlife Crisis or Midlife Awakening
Midlife is the only stage of our life journey that has the word “crisis” attached to it. We all know the signs: broken marriages, impulsive career changes, and other major problems. But you can choose a different path.
Now is the perfect time to experience the personal awakening that will transform you and your life.
In Rise & Shine you will discover:
- Practical instructions for discovering the powerful source of truth, wisdom, and love within you
- Supportive straight talk for safely advancing on the four stages of the awakening journey
- Crucial advice for avoiding the traps that can cause major problems
- Powerful insights and inspirational tales about the awakening process
- Useful guidance for aligning the life you live with your personal truth
Whether you feel a burning desire to wake up—or you sense the process has already begun—Rise & Shine is the essential book to help you on your extraordinary journey of self-discovery and transformation.
“Rise & Shine follows in the great tradition of mystics who discover and live the spiritual way of self-realization. It is lofty and cosmic, but also an everyday, down-to-earth, step by step guide. This book takes you from ordinary being to shining as the star you are meant to be!” – James Wanless, PhD, creator of Voyager Tarot
To purchase the paperback or eBook from Amazon, please click HERE.