Category Archives: Tarot

Why Tarot Works?

I think it is really hard to explain how Tarot works.  I had a lunch date with a work friend last week she asked me how and why Tarot works.  She was inquisitive with a sharp mind. The Queen of Swords aptly described her. Then I realised I wasn’t able to explain clearly, how and why it works. So I decided to sit down and organise my thoughts.

First of all, what is Tarot?  It is a metaphysical tool that connects our human psyche.  Inside the Tarot it contains the human archetypes.  This tool is a bridge between our consciousness and the subconscious, through which which are able to retrieve information that are so obvious but hidden, Tarot let out the information to our conscious surface. All answers can be revealed in the Tarot.

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In a tarot reading, usually there is a tarot reader and a Querent (unless the tarot reader is reading for himself).  The Querent will ask questions and then the tarot reader will pull some tarot cards for the Querent, or sometimes ask the Querent to pull some cards himself, and answer the questions based on the meanings of the cards.

The rationale behind the tarot reading process is that all human being are interconnected on the collective unconscious level.  Imagine a super computer recorded all human experiences from the beginning of creation, our culture and history: the collective unconscious is similar to this super computer.  Sometimes I think of it as a very deep sea that I cannot see to its end.  It can be described by means of archetypes which are expressed in the images of the cards.  Since the reader and Querent connect to each other in the collective unconscious level, the reader is able to ‘read the mind’ of the Querent via the interpretation of the cards. 

How we think now will to a large extent determine our future, or destiny.  Of course in life there are factors that are out of our control, we call them fate.  Through the process of tarot reading, we are making our unconscious thoughts, conscious.  If they are positive thoughts, it will be good sign of a brilliant future.  Just work hard and go for it!  If they are negative thoughts, we are now made aware of such.  We can change the way we think, and choose our own destiny by walking a different path.

May the full deck of possibilities be with you.

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Many Happy Returns

Stepping into August, it is my birthday month.  I feel very energised ever since the transiting Sun moves to Leo, where my natal Sun is located.  Often I write on birthday cards with "many happy returns" as greeting note.  Have you ever wondered what it means precisely?  It is a blessing that the return of the transiting Sun conjunct your natal Sun will bring you auspicious moment and a general dose of positive energy.  It is possible to have different kind of returns for example Mars return, Venus return or lunar return.  On birthday time it is the return of the Sun that we are celebrating, and the transiting Sun takes approximately a year to come back to the same zodiac degree – hence technically your birthday could be a day or two off before or after your actual date of birth.

I thought it is interesting to share my approach on astrological prediction.  As people who know me my mind is not particularly clever so when it comes to calculation and analysis I take the broad strokes and make things simple as best as I can.  A lot of times seeing the big picture will be all that is necessary to make sound decisions.  My approach can do just that.  And then if my clients want the specifics, I will move on to use Tarot as a divinatory tool.  That's why I love to use both as with them we can be comprehensive, or at least try.  Before Tarot I used to do horary chart on specific issues, I don't use this branch of astrology now, because to me Tarot is faster and more colourful.  Also because horary needs a lot of precision and detailed observation which is taking me forever. Horary astrologers are clever tribe.  Okay I just digressed.

Here is what I do for astrological prediction, and I will try to explain this with the least technical astro jargons:

I usually do a 'big' prediction once a year during birthday time.  I will look at the profection time lord of the year, this shows pretty much the key theme of that year.  I will study the profected house of the Ascendant, the condition of its ruler and the planets in that house. Then I will print off a monthly profection sub-lord list for my clients, explaining to him the secondary key theme of the 12 month starting from his birthday.

I will computer-calculate a Solar return chart, firstly looking at the house where the Sun is located.  This is another clue on the theme of the year.  I will study the Ascendant of the Solar return chart, overlay the chart with the client's natal chart to find out where the Solar return Ascendant is located in the natal chart.  I will also look at the condition of the Moon, Part of Fortune, MC and Mercury in the Solar return chart in relation to the natal chart.  Then I will observe the transiting Jupiter and Saturn in the natal chart, and after that follow my intutition to check anything else that pops up.  With all these notes usually there will be double whammies found which will give supporting evidence to my chart interpretation.

Once the story is told, I will move on with a Tarot reading, which could be a 12 month prediction or a Celtic cross reading addressing a specific issue.  To me this will be enough to give quite a vivid picture of the coming 12 months from the birthday.  See, it is not so dfficult, or is it?  I look forward to be of service to you one day, my friend.

 

Vatican City and The Hierophant

I was visiting the Vatican City few days ago. The hotel I stayed was 5 minutes walk away from the city so every morning and evening I would pass by. A solemn place (full of tourists like myself) with balancing architectural structure, heaviness in feeling as it comes with responsibility and duty for the residing saints to serve God. 


Nevertheless a remarkable place and can make one feel so small in front of God, as if all world issues are dust or easy jobs to Him. Let’s leave Him our worries so we can enjoy life, the beautiful summer.


Some thoughts on the Hierophant. My birth number is 5. It’s quality is of constant change and unceasing desire for freedom. In Tarot the number 5 card in the major arcana is the Hierophant. He is the King of the Spiritual World on Earth. Full of indoctrination, what is right and what is wrong without any grey area. 5 is the number of freedom which looks like a complete contrast to the guidance of the Hierophant. Perhaps it is especially important to recognise the ideal has to come in positive thoughts and intentions while acknowledging everyone has freedom to make such choice. Always there is respect of freedom; always there is the love of God. Preaching in love.


A strong feeling that the city Rome is ruled by Saturn with lots of well preserved ruins and history. 


My favourite site of the city is the Pantheon. A pagan temple built initially for Cleopatra over 2000 years ago, converted into Christianity by around 600AD. One can still sense the amazing and mystical energy when you get inside. 


And of course there is Arch Angel Michael. The angel images will be featured in many of the forth-coming tarot-scope posts. 

Free Online Tarot and Oracle Card Reading

For a limited period of time, I am offering free tarot, oracle and angel card reading online.  My request to you is for every reading done, please donate to your local charity in any amount that you feel the advice you received worthwhile.  You will be doing this for your own good karma and indirectly for mine too.  Just follow your heart.  Give something back to the universe who has been guiding you lovingly with or without your knowing.  If you cannot afford any money, then a good deed to any charitable organisations or strangers will suffice.  I will be most pleased to hear what you did on the charity front afterwards, but this is optional.


If you are interested in an online reading, please private message me on Facebook for appointment.  You can find and like my Facebook page by searching ‘Oracle Senboku’ and the Facebook page will take you to Facebook Messenger for private messaging.  You may also email me at parksonkwok@oraclesenboku.com.  Your reading will be done via facetime in the Facebook Messenger app.  The reading can be conducted in English, Cantonese or broken Mandarin.


I look forward to greeting you in the cyber space.  May the full deck of possibilities be with you.

Your Blessed Oracle of the Week

Hello lovely reader!  This week’s oracle is ‘clear yourself’ from the Angel Therapy Oracle Cards.  This is a wonderful card to draw.  I called upon my guardian angels and supercharged myself with reiki to draw this card, so that this oracle is specifically given to you who is now reading the post.

This week is time for pre-Christmas detox, getting your body ready for the parties and drinks; your mind to receive spiritual guidance from God during the religious or pagan time.  Either way the key story will be to clear and release any toxic energy that you may have absorbed.  This card comes to you because the angels see that you are carrying some low energy.  This is because your high sensitivity and compassion absorbed the unwanted debris like fear, worries or even anger from others.    These toxic energies might also have come from your past fear.

Ready to clear?  Here is a remedy for you.

Sit down comfortably, sit straight without your back touching the back panel of the chair.  Take a deep breathe, and then a long exhale.  Repeat 3-5 times then say the following prayer:

Archangel Michael, I call upon you now.  Please use your Divine healing magnet to lift any energies of fear, anger, or jealousy from my back, neck and shoulders.  Please help me feel compassion for those who may have sent lower energies my way so that they may be healed by Divine love.  Thank you for clearing away toxic, fear-based energies from within and around me.

Your intention is clear to the universe and your wish is now manifested.  Observe the week as it moves on you will find yourself lighter and happier.  Wishing you a toxic free week!

Blessed it be.