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For a Quick Reading

Just a Quick Question Reading

This new service is a prepaid reading where you send me 1, 2 or 3 questions and I send you an audio recording of the reading within 72 hours.  It can be a introductory reading,  good for a top up on a recent session, a quick question you don’t want to wait for your next reading to ask or when you have need some focused insight but not a whole session.

1 Question: $40

2 Questions: $45

3 Questions :$50

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Email your question(s) to linda@intuitivearts.ca, submit payment and you will receive a response within 72 hours after payment received unless otherwise stated.

The Lovers in a Dangerous Time

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There can be no love without justice.
– Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

How to we speak of Lovers in these times?  The ground shaking racist slaughter in Charleston days ago shook me out of my dreamy thoughts about The Lovers card in preparing for this Tarot Blog Hop post. It is impossible to ignore just how messed up and unjust the world is now.  Inequality, though not new, is at least more visible to more people that it has been in a long time. I can not just ponder the Lovers in the bubble of romance and personal choice I usually put it.

The Lovers card shows us lives in balance.  Two strong, whole people joined in equal stance facing the future with bravery and deep consideration.  They have the freedom to choose their next life path at the crossroads. We do not all have equal options. Could all peoples attain this same freedom?   How can we face and disarm the privilege and prejudice which obscures our view and can lead us to make limiting choices?

It is worth noting the heteronormative eurocentric symbolism both the traditional Lovers cards and many modern ones.    That’s the thing about racial inequality.  It is old and vastly integrated.  I teach from the Rider Waite Smith deck and I always give a small speech about the historical assumptions it makes of race, gender, sexuality and religion.  I note how some contemporary artists are shaking up these prejudiced views with creativity and inclusivity.  We have the choice to improve these outdated symbols.

marseilletarotloversThe symbols on the Lovers card in the Marseilles deck are about morality.  Pictured is the temptation of a man choosing between good and evil as represented by a light-haired woman and a dark-haired woman.  We see women embodying evil and blackness embodying evil.  Moral choice then changed into personal choice and then changed into romantic love as the card adapted over time.  I find the interpretation of simple romantic love limiting in most readings.  I usually combine it with the aspect of choice to draw on deeper layers of relevance.

What if we were to also reinstate the morality aspect back into the Lovers?  Not in it’s antiquated medieval form but as modern integrity and conscience.  When we face the Lovers card, we can choose a future based on our desire for our best possible outcome.  We can also choose to consult our values so that our choices reflect the world we want to build together, not just for us and our beloveds but the communities which surround us and humanity itself.  Justice and Judgement invite us to consider these things farther down the arcana road.  What if we were to consider them sooner?  I propose that we consider the choices presented by the Lovers card to include integrity that extends beyond our personal world. This is not a shift in the core interpretations of the card, but an addition, a call to integrate Justice into personal choice.

The decisions made by the Lovers are never light.  Lives change forever when we step forward at that crossroads.  We are at such a crossroads now.  I hope I can strive, with humility, to make life choices that create balance beyond just my personal world.

-Linda Beet

 

Bonus! This is a tarot spread about the personal work of Love.

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The Divine Work of Eros Spread

What is your work with love right now? This spread shows different aspects of how you love yourself and others, the things you show and hide, need and give. It refers to how you are interacting in current relationships, friendships, with yourself or in how you are looking for love. How are you expressing yourself? What needs strengthening? What is your next step on your loving path?

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  1. I seek this
    That which you are looking for. The things you are attracted to. What you yearn for. What are your true desires?

  2. I hide from this
    The aspects of loving you shy away from. The things you keep from the world. Boundaries – both healthy and fearful.

  3. My self love
    This reflects how you love yourself. How you feel about and treat yourself. Self worth, self care.

  4. My sexual love
    Your sexuality. Your sexual desires and healing. Your beliefs about your sexual self.

  5. I bring this
    Gifts you bring into relationships. Something you have to offer.

  6. I need to receive this
    Needs you have in relationships. Things you need to ask for.

  1. The next step to take in my loving journey
    Action. For the best possible outcome for love in your life, this shows a step you can take.

 

This post is part of the summer solstice tarot blog hop of the major arcana.
Click the links below to see the posts before and after this one.

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Tarot Weekend Workshop and Aspecting with Urania 2014

I have two weekend workshops on offer March 2014. Elements of Tarot will be on March 1st and 2nd.  I am very excited to be inviting fellow Reclaiming Witch Urania up from California to offer her Drawing Down the Moon class with me. Prerequisites required – details below. (respond with unsubscribe in the subject line to stop me from telling you these things)

Elements of Tarot Weekend Workshop
March 1st/2nd
Fernwood, Victoria
First time in Victoria as a weekend format!

This weekend intensive is an immersion into the mystical world of Tarot. An introductory journey for those with some or no experience. Exploring contemporary and traditional techniques, learn how to intuitively use the spiritual tool of Tarot. We will dive into card meanings, energetic reading tools, trance journeys, personal and partner readings, tarot games and psychic development. Advanced class follows on from this material.

Linda Beet is a professional tarot reader with 20 years experience. Topics include: psychic development, magic and ritual, chakra work, creative studies, astrology, meditation and mythology.

Cost – sliding scale (pay what you can) $200 – $160
Fernwood, Victoria
directions upon registration
March 1st and 2nd
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

DRAWING DOWN THE MOON: The Art and Practice of Aspecting
March 28-30 2014

Aspecting is a pathway to personal encounters with the Gods. It is beautiful and transformative. It can lead us to the deepest, most intimate relationships with the Divine.

In this playshop we will explore techniques and the practice of aspecting as it’s done in the Reclaiming Tradition. We’ll play with why this interests us, what calls us, what calls our ego and our hearts. We’ll step into the practice by considering wards and boundaries, exploring dropped and open attention and other techniques that prepare and open us to receive as well as let go and return to ourselves. And we’ll play with the Divine; that which resides within us and that which can be invoked from without.

Prerequisite: Elements of Magic or equivalent
Recommended: Iron Pentacle

Beet and Urania are longtime dedicants to this practice and have succeeded through trial and error with the Gods, who are often patient and always forgiving.

Cost $150-$350 sliding scale
Subsidies may be possible
Location – Fairfield, Victoria
Billeting may be possible for out of town students.

March 28th -30th
Friday 7:30 – 10pm
Saturday 10 – 6pm
Sunday 10 – 5pm

contact Linda Beet to register for either class or with your questions!
linda@intuitivearts.ca
250-590-7953
space is limited

Elements of Magic with Ruby and Beet

Elements of Magic with Ruby and Beet – NEW DATES!
Introduction to Reclaiming Witchcraft
Victoria, Nov 29 – Dec 1st

Combine your passion for the earth, activism and spirituality in this energetic tradition of ecstasy, community and deepening connections to the rhythms of the earth.

Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. Explore the Elements. Flow down into the earth. Reach up into the sky. With trance, movement, chanting, story, earth magic, spellcrafting, raising energy and ritual creation you will learn how to create sacred space and contain, sense and move energy, which is at the heart of all change and magical transformation. Walking our talk as beings of the earth, let’s listen deeper to the voices within and dance with what is revealed.

Based on the work of Starhawk and the Reclaiming Tradition, a practice of witchcraft based on ‘the understanding that earth is alive and all of life is sacred and interconnected. We see the Goddess as immanent in the earth’s cycles of birth, growth, death, decay and regeneration. Our practice arises from a deep, spiritual commitment to the earth, to healing and to the linking of magic with political action.’ From the Reclaiming Principles of Unity.

Participants are asked to read the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk in preparation for this course.

Ruby has been an activist and Reclaiming Witch for longer than she can remember, in more ways than she can count. Steeped in the magic of the coastal rainforest, she brings her passion and pleasure of working magic and deep love of the earth and watery beings to all parts of her life. Living on the edge of the Salish Sea, she has worked for many years in ocean activism and loves teaching elemental magic.

Beet is a Reclaiming Witch from Victoria. Active in the community since 1995, she has learned all sorts of things that she now enjoys sharing in classes. Her favourite magical things are: drumming, chanting, tarot, creating mystical experiences, sharing ecstatic energy, communicating with the divine and telling stories. An intuitive reader by trade, she loves to highlight the magical in the mundane by pulling the curtains back with irreverent mirth. Her background in tarot, theatre, music, activism, community organization and the intuitive arts inform her work in this class.
https://www.facebook.com/events/216370975188409/

Cost – Sliding scale, $220 – $120, pay what you can

Location – SPARC, James Bay, directions on registration

Friday the 20th, 7-10pm
Saturday the 21st, 9-4pm
Sunday the 22nd, 9-4pm

To Register

linda@intuitivearts.ca
250-590-7953

rubyslippers@shaw.ca

Other classes by Linda Beet this Fall:
In Victoria:

NEW

Psychic Exploration Salon
Nov 14th

NEW

Spirit Guide Connections Salon
Dec 5th

Spiraling into the Centre with Sunnove in Seattle
Oct 19 – 20

linda@intuitivearts.ca

Elements of Tarot in Victoria

Elements of Tarot
Sept 24th – Oct 29th, 7 – 9:30pm $200 – 160 Sliding scale

An introduction for those with some or no experience. contemporary and traditional techniques, explore how to intuitively use the mystical tool of Tarot. Card meanings, history, energetic reading tools, trance, shielding and more.
https://www.facebook.com/events/582145878495140/

Followed by:
Deepening into Tarot
Nov 12th – Dec 17th, 7 – 9:30pm
$200 – 160

For those with a basic understanding of the cards, explore a deepening relationship with the mystical encyclopedia of tarot. Deepening on the work of the first class we draw on diverse spiritual traditions as well as new ways to read.

At the Triple Spiral Classroom in Fan Tan Alley

to register:
linda@intuitivearts.ca
250-590-7953

Elements of Tarot Class in Victoria

Elements of Tarot – Interactive Class in Intuitive Reading

An introduction for those with some or no experience. We will work with intuition to communicate with the divine in ourselves and others. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, explore how to intuitively use the mystical tool of Tarot. Learn card meanings, history, reading tools, trance, sacred space techniques and more in this interactive class.

January 24th to February 28th
Six Thursday evenings 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, Sliding Scale – $200 – 160

Deepening into Tarot – Advanced Tarot Studies

For those with a basic understanding of the cards, explore a deepening relationship with the mystical encyclopedia of tarot. Deepening on the work of the first class we draw on diverse spiritual traditions as well as new ways to read.

March 21st – April 25th
Six Thursday evenings 7:00 – 9:30pm
Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, Sliding Scale – $200 – 150

Linda Beet is a professional intuitive tarot reader and teacher. She has 20 years experience in tarot. Other influences include: metaphysics, energy and chakra work, meditation, astrology, mythology, theatre, and holistic healing.

Contact for more info:
linda beet
linda@intuitivearts.ca
250-590-7953

Intuitive Tarot Classes in Victoria this Fall

Elements of Tarot: Sept 27th – Nov 1st
Six Thursday evenings 7 – 9:30pm,
Fan Tan Alley, Cost – Sliding Scale – $200 – 160

An introduction for those with some or no experience. We will work with intuition to communicate with the divine in ourselves and others. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, explore how to intuitively use the mystical tool of Tarot. Learn card meanings, history, energetic reading tools, trance, shielding and more in this interactive class.

Deepening into Tarot: Nov 15th to Dec 20th
Six Thursday evenings 7 – 9:30pm,
Fan Tan Alley, Cost – Sliding Scale – $200 – 160
For those with a basic understanding of the cards, explore a deepening relationship with the mystical encyclopedia of tarot. Deepening on the work of the first class we draw on diverse spiritual traditions as well as new ways to read.

Space is limited – RSVP reserve a place.
linda@intuitivearts.ca
www.intuitivearts.ca
250-590-7953
Classes held in the Triple Spiral Classroom above Fan Tan Alley off Pandora St.

And later this Fall – The Divine Kink Workshop with Captain Snowdon

Blessed be!
linda beet

Tarot Lovers Salon – The Empress

Next Tuesday drop in Tarot study in Victoria

Tarot Lovers Salon – The Empress: Tuesday March 13th, 7-9pm

Drop in mini workshop and reading practice sessions the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Learn a little more about the cards in shared sacred space. Each Salon with focus on a different major arcana. Practice your reading skills with fellow tarot lovers and spiritual seekers. For the experienced and the curious.

Sliding scale: $15 – $25
7-9pm
Tuesday March 13th
Triple Spiral Classroom off Pandora st, email for directions
RSVP: linda@intuitivearts.ca

By Linda Beet
At Triple Spiral Metaphysical in Victoria

Elements of Tarot
Sept 15th – Oct 20th
Six Thursday evenings 7 – 9:30pm
Fan Tan Alley, Cost – Sliding Scale – $200 – 160

An introduction for those with some or no experience.  We will work with intuition to communicate with the divine in ourselves and others.  Using contemporary and traditional techniques, explore how to intuitively use the mystical tool of Tarot.
(a possible second class could run on Tuesdays from Oct 11th to Nov 22nd)
Deepening into Tarot
Nov 10th to Dec 15th
Six Thursday evenings 7 – 9:30pm,
Fan Tan Alley, Cost – Sliding Scale – $200 – 160

For those with a basic understanding of the cards, explore a deepening relationship with the mystical encyclopedia of tarot.  Deepening on the work of the first class we draw on diverse spiritual traditions as well as new ways to read.
Space is limited – call to reserve a place.
250-590-7953
linda@intuitivearts.ca
www.intuitivearts.ca

Classes in Triple Spiral Classroom above Fan Tan Alley off Pandora St.

Linda Beet is a professional tarot reader with 18 years experience.  She is an eclectic Witch using sacred space as a container for her classes.  Using the cards as a catalyst in her readings, she blends the stories with intuitive messages.  She has studied many styles and approaches to tarot. She uses tarot on a daily basis in her work and personal life.  Her influences include: psychic development, magic and ritual, chakra work, creative studies, astrology, meditation and mythology.

Readings In Vancouver Dec 17 – 19th

Readings in Vancouver Next Weekend!

Private readings available on Friday the 17th by appointment.

11 – 6pm on Sat and Sun come for festival readings at the Women’s Winter Faire!  http://www.soundsandfuries.com/faire.html
17 December · 13:00 – 16:00
Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street @ East 15th Ave, Vancouver

Triple Apple Intuitive Arts
Linda Beet

Home – (250)590-7953
linda@intuitivearts.ca
www.intuitivearts.ca