A Newly Discovered Tarot Deck by Leonora Carrington

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A stunning tarot deck created by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, was recently discovered and may prove to be one of the most beautiful decks I have seen.

Carrington’s tarot cards are populated by her characteristically fey figures, often androgynes or human-animal hybrids, set against backdrops in deep, full hues: cobalt, lapis, mulberry, gold. She drew upon archetypal decks including gilded examples from 15th century Italy, the Tarot of Marseilles beloved by many Surrealists, and the popular Rider-Waite deck from 1909. The book puzzles over the artist’s additions and omissions in relation to these predecessors, using biographical cues and a knowledge of visual symbolism to “read” her cards — not so unlike a tarot card reader. In Carrington’s Chariot card, two female creatures who normally face away from one another face toward one another, bound by a heart; the authors suggest that choices like this one reflect the artist’s belief in feminized collaboration, which was tied up with her contributions to the feminist movement and her love of goddess lore alike.

The book’s analysis of drawings and paintings spanning Carrington’s career elucidates that tarot iconography was likewise an animating force in her artwork. Some references are overt, as in her 1995 drawing of people at a table with tarot cards. Others are more coded: two self-portraits from 1949 and 1973 riff on the Hermit card, which traditionally depicts a lone figure with a lantern to denote — among other things, tarot cards being endlessly interpretable — the frequently isolating work of introspection. In one self-portrait, Carrington paints herself as a poncho draped over a coat rack; in the other, her lantern contains a parrot instead of a flame. A sense of play and imagination, a fundamental openness to alternative ways of being, was always Carrington’s guiding light.

The Tarot of Leonora Carrington (Fulgur Press, 2021), by Susan Aberth and Tere Arcq, is now available.



Horoscope for the Week of April 12, 2021 - Venus in Aries

Venus enters robust Aries this week making our love both bold and beautiful. Express yourself, open up your feelings and see who responds and what happens. Who knows?

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(Shakira has Venus in Aries)

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With all of this crazy extra oomph of charisma circling around your personality, it is understandable that you are ready to announce your great ideas to the world. Even shy Aries (are there any?) are encouraged to get out in front of people and bring them into their social sphere. You are in the center of the universe. Start your gravitational pull now.

Benign spirits are wafting into your atmosphere, Taurus, bringing good luck and a helping hand. Do you have a huge project that needs some guidance? It will manifest and bring you to a higher level of learning. So meditate on the goodness of others and send out healing energies to lift other spirits. Build up your karmic points to cash them in later.

Sociable Geminis are in the perfect position to form and solidify friendships. Is there someone on your to-call list? Reach out now. Is there someone with whom you yearn to reconnect? Try it now. Your capacity for empathy is high and your need to feel a part of the full social world is great. Tap into your kindness and make someone else feel better.

Not only could you feel a burst of ambition now, you also seem to know exactly what to do to please those in power. Cancers are ready to make some substantial gains in their professional path and now have the tools to make things happen for themselves. Leveraging your capabilities will take you far. How far is up to you ... with the support of others.

If you have been feeling like a caged lion, this can be a time of greater liberation and expansion. Leos are able to explore, feel freer to roam (safely) and generally get out of their tired routines. What sparks your imagination? What spurs your wanderlust? There are some fascinating and creative opportunities if you think about it.

Virgos emit a certain zest that makes them very attractive to others. You have the ability to attract anyone you want. The question is, what and who do you really want? Whatever path you choose, the decision you make can impact your future security, satisfaction and personal power. Don’t compromise on what is most important to you.

Whatever relationship is most important to you, it will figure prominently in your life for the next few weeks. Libras strive for balance and harmony and while it may not have always been achievable in the past year, it is now attainable. Deep connection is important to you now. Your capacity for love is great. Fill your cup and let it overflow.

Life will become a labor of love for any Scorpio who is focused on getting things done. There is a lot on your personal plate and never enough time to handle everything. Figure out which are the most important and pour your energies into each one, one by one. Before you know it you will have plenty of time for total relaxation. Soon. Soon.

Grab any spark of creativity and use it to make a personal masterpiece. Sagittarians may have experienced a time of artistic blockage where inspiration was hard to muster. But now you are a shining artistic light who can create something fabulous out of nothing. Spice up your life and get into something frivolous and fun. It’s been too long.

Anything having to do with family has the potential to spark happiness in your life now. Capricorns who yearn to connect to relatives can find new pathways and levels of understanding. You are also able to improve and beautify your surroundings. Is it time for a spring cleaning, a refresh or a total renovation? See what brings you joy and do it.

Charming doesn’t even begin to describe you now, Aquarius. You are the royalty of chat who can now seem to get anyone to do anything by just asking. So what will you do with all of this wonderful talent? Use it for the common good, for moving your personal interests one step forward and to bring overall happiness into the world.

Not only will you find profitable ways to make your mark on the world, you will find ways to make the world a generally better place through your efforts. Pisces have a mystical ability to ascertain what they can do, mainly financially but also generally, to elevated our value system and bring us to a better, kinder level of mutual understanding. Wow!

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Lucky Numbers for the Week of April 9, 2021

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of April 9-15, 2021:

4, 11, 24, 29, 30, 39, 54, 69

There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month

Void of Course Moons - May 2021

For those of you who track the void of course moons through the months, here is May 2021. Read more about the definition of the VOC and see how they can improve your timing. And as you get more involved in the rhythms and flows of the planet energies, I highly recommend: Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth. The author reveals the unvarnished truth about what it takes to consciously grow as a human being. As you read, you’ll learn the seven universal principles behind all successful growth and practical, insightful methods for improving your health, relationships, career, finances, and more.

A big thank you to amazing astrologer Felissa Rose for the charts.

                      May 2021 – MOON VOID OF COURSES


                                                                                     SIGN MOON ENTERS

VOID BEGINS                  VOID ENDS                                    AFTER VOID

Sun May 2 10:39 am To 3:32 pm                                          Moon enters Aquarius

Tue May 4 8:07 pm To 10:10 pm                                          Moon enters Pisces

Fri May 7 3:37 am To 7:54 am                                             Moon enters Aries

Sun May 9 6:51 pm To 7:48 pm                                            Moon enters Taurus

Wed May 12 8:24 am To 8:44 am                                         Moon enters Gemini

Fri May 14 6:52 am To 9:32 pm                                           Moon enters Cancer

Mon May 17 2:24 am To 8:45 am                                         Moon enters Leo

Wed May 19 3:14 pm To 5:00 pm                                         Moon enters Virgo

Fri May 21 3:57 pm To 9:37 pm                                           Moon enters Libra

Sun May 23 5:38 pm To 11:02 pm                                        Moon enters Scorpio

Tue May 25 5:21 pm To 10:40 pm                                        Moon enters Sagittarius

Thu May 27 1:37 pm To 10:25 PM                                        Moon enters Capricorn

Sat May 29 6:16 pm Sun May 30 12:05 am                           Moon enters Aquarius

You can also check the Void of Course Moon cycle by consulting an Ephemeris.

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Horoscope for the Week of April 5, 2021 - Mercury in Taurus

Fleet-footed Mercury moves into Taurus this week. Our communication takes on a steady and sure message that will not only resonate but also move people this week. What will you think and say?

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(Robert Pattinson has Mercury in Taurus)

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Think critically about your finances now, Aries. This is the time to set foundations, goals and actions to be sure that your future financial picture is rosy and secure. If you need to do extra research or find a wise advisor, do so. But I also suspect that you know just what you need to do to bolster your budget and save for a more solid future.

If there was ever a good time to expand your area of influence and meet and greet new and powerful people, this is it. Find ways of reaching out safely, Taurus, and ply your charisma with those who you think can help you in your future projects. But get your ideas lined up and solidified before you share. You have a small window to make a big pitch.

Your ideas not only seem otherworldly and inspirational now, they may take you to entirely different places. This can be a time of metaphysical thought where long term issues can be dissected and perhaps even solved. The secret to your success, Gemini, is to allow yourself the space to imagine the possibilities. Think big. No bigger.

While the past year might have changed the way you communicated with friends and formed new social groups, this may be a good time for a readjustment. Cancers are now able to modify their message and even expand their reach into new and interesting groups. What has the past year taught you? Take your refreshed ideas to the public forum.

Your future professional path has been twisting and turning but now you can more easily focus on what works and what doesn’t work for you to achieve success. Craft your future with your satisfaction and joy in mind, Leo, and such success will follow. But the most important thing will be to plan it out and then take deliberate, calculated moves.

While travel might have been restricted in the past, there appears to be a nice opening for you, Virgo. Freedom, fresh air and a general sense of liberation can be yours, if you want. Your mind is especially sharp now and your ability to plan all of the details will lead to the perfect getaway. Travel safely and try to get out of your hum drum routine.

If your ideas sizzle, let them roam free, Libra. You are charged with more emotion than usual and are randy, ready and roaring. Get creative and see what you are looking for in an intimate relationship. Your ability to communicate your needs are finely crafted and compelling. Thoughts of love and desire fill the air. What is your next step?

If certain relationships need a re-calibration, this may be the best time to do that, Scorpio. Not only are you completely focused on what needs to be done, you can express yourself in a compelling manner that will convince others of your good opinions. So repair old connections and make new ones. You can light up the landscape now.

It was so easy to let certain chores gather dust and avoid handling certain nettlesome projects in the past weeks. But wouldn’t it be great to get these things off your to-do list, Sagittarius? Your mind is clear and your ability to prioritize and communicate is high... and so is your pile of projects. So what are you waiting for? Spring cleaning begins today.

The party season might be on the verge of starting, Capricorn. At least now, you can begin to plan for it. Your imagination can lead you to new fun ways to express yourself and create momentous moments that can help to drown out the recent past. Welcome a new season and a new you. Show them who you have become now that you are out of your cocoon.

Whatever your home life was in the past, it is a time of renewal and refreshment now, Aquarius. Are you ready for a domestic change of one type or another? It can happen with careful planning - a move, a renovation or even a new understanding in a family relationship. Think of what hasn’t been working for you and change it.

Not only is your communication powerful and compelling now, it is also filled with charm and delight. So pour your personal oil on everything and everyone to make your current life a little more enjoyable and fun. Let your imagination roam as ideas permeate into every crevice of life. What can we expect? Now is the time for the big reveal, Pisces.

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