Are you interested in learning the Tarot but can’t imagine how you’ll ever remember the meaning of all those cards? Discover Intuitive Tarot to make it easier!
Before I dive in, I want to mention a few countries where people are listening to Breathe Love & Magic from. Today I’m giving a shout out to Italy, South Africa, and Ukraine. It’s so exciting to look at the map of listeners around the world and think about how we are all united energetically by the podcast.
I want to wish peace and prosperity to every person listening.
21-Day World Peace Meditation Challenge
Speaking of peace, I’ve been volunteering for a group called TenMillionForWorldPeace.org. Today, (September 1, 2023) they are starting a 21-Day World Peace Meditation Challenge which features a free, daily, 7-minute, guided meditation, focused on manifesting world peace. This continues daily until September 21st which is World Peace Day!
Group meditation has been scientifically proven to be very powerful. In fact, the co-founder of this group, MarBeth Dunn, did a World Peace Experiment in 2018 focused on group meditation to bring peace to the Middle East. Through independent research by the ACLED, statistics showed there was a 20% reduction in violence during this period time in the Middle East. Isn’t that amazing?
If you’d like to focus on World Peace, whether you can attend once, several times, or all 21 days, please join us by registering at tenmillionforworldpeace.org/join-us . You’ll receive links, event alerts, and replays. Hope to see you there live on Facebook or YouTube!
Reading the Tarot Intuitively
I asked my guest Bonnie D’Angelo how she started using the Tarot intuitively. She explained how the cards felt magical in her hands, but learning the 78 card meanings felt totally overwhelming. While she started to read the 2-inch thick book, trying to memorize things. But it wasn’t clicking with her.
Bonnie stumbled upon her mentor who sparked the idea of connecting intuitively with each card. She suggested looking at the images to find the meaning.
First she had to find the right deck (The Light Seer’s Tarot Deck) and she worked with several until finding one that spoke to her.
Next, Bonnie started pulling one card a day and kept it with her or left it by the bed, without reading it. She spent time with each card in this way.
At the same time she put the book aside, so she wasn’t tempted to look up the meanings. This allowed her to dive into the deck intuitively – which is why she calls her work Intuitive Tarot.
An interesting twist is that she noticed the card meanings shifted depending on who the intuitive tarot reading was for. She feels into the energy to determine what part of the card stands out most. As I see it, Bonnie built an energetic relationship with her cards, allowing the information to channel through her.
What’s great is that she is not bound by what the book says about the cards which gives her a lot of freedom in her readings. Her guides can give her information in her intuitive tarot readings and insights about what is most important for her client to hear.
Tarot deck has been around since the Renaissance, and was created around 1430 in Italy. Bonnie doesn’t mean to take anything away from the original meaning of the Tarot and she honors their origin.
Bonnie has a mobile shop called Spellbound Mystics. Its a trailer filled with her goods such as crystals, card decks, books, candles, jewelry, statues, smudge sticks, and more. She also provides readings there and displays her wares at farmer’s markets and more.
This is what she says about her popup shop:
“SpellBound Mystics is a Southwest Florida Mobile Crystal and Spiritual Shop as well as an Online Etsy Shop that brings the magick and healing to you, wherever you are!”
At first, Bonnie was nervous giving intuitive tarot readings to people. Sometimes clients needed guidance and other times they were seeking entertainment. She loves when she can help people find clarity about a situation that they’ve been struggling with.
I worked at psychic fairs decades ago and what I noticed was there were only five main questions:
- Spiritual Growth/Path
Both Bonnie and I approach our readings in the same way. It’s about finding what will help the person in your current situation. Addressing whatever the the concern or worry is. We both provide insights and guidance, Bonnie with Intuitive Tarot and me with my intuition.
Two Favorite Books
We went on to talk about a couple of Bonnie’s favorite books:
Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation by Mat Auryn. The book covers the energy of words and all about the elements with exercises and spells, rolling everything in one book.
We talked about low magic, also called chaos magic and high magic which is more ceremonial and ritualistic. Most importantly, intention is the key to creating and working with magic. The power of thought is enormous.
Her second favorite book is Cracking Open: Adventures of a Reluctant Medium by Isabeau Maxwell. I interviewed Isabeau in this episode! Bonnie loves this book because Isabeau is a regular person who one day just opened up to mediumship, even though she didn’t really want to go there.
For Bonnie, her awakening started in her dream life, but it evolved over time and changed with each new skill she learned, including yoga. Throughout the process, she’s felt a lot of emotion coming through her and sometimes cried for no reason.
I pointed out that tears, laughter, sneezing, and coughing are all signs of releasing. So, this is a good thing – indicating that she was letting go all along the way. A lot of emotions get stored and stuck in your body. Thankfully, you don’t need to understand them completely to have an emotional release.
Bonnie’s last words for the listeners were to allow yourself to be in the present moment and witness your life. Take a step back and look at yourself without judgement. Just see where you’re at. Being mindful in your body can open your awareness tremendously.
BIO – Bonnie D’Angelo
Bonnie is a certified Yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, is certified in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 and is continuing on the path towards Reiki Master & Energy Worker. She is also a practicing medium and Intuitive Tarot card reader.
Her goal is to bring magick back to life! Bonnie says magick is all around you and within all you do and how you live. When you are able explore spiritual products and services that inspire you to quiet the mind, listen carefully and be in the ever-present moment, you may just catch a little piece of magick within you.
SpellBound Mystics is a Mobile Crystal and Spiritual Shop that offers a variety of services and products such as spiritual books, herbal teas, and crystals, along with Yoga, Meditation, Crystal Healing, Tarot Readings, and Magical Parties.
Our Mission is to create a sacred space to gather with friends or explore on your own where you can pause from your mundane life and connect with the magick around you. We bring the magick to you!
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