Ética de Tarô

Quanto à ética no tarô, se a questão envolve suas decisões, sua vida, porque não perguntar? Então você tem que pedir permissão para seu parceiro se pode checar com o tarô se ele tem uma amante?

Um amigo me contou que usava o tarô para checar candidatos a vagas de emprego, para ter uma noção se seriam uma boa aquisição para a sua empresa ou não. Então, uma candidata fez uma entrevista, gostaram dela, mas estavam esperando sua resposta. Ao checar com o tarô, ele viu que a moça esperava mais do trabalho. Ela era muito qualificada – apesar de ter falado na entrevista que queria o emprego, logo se entediaria com o trabalho em si e procuraria novas oportunidades.

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Ao comentar esse episódio com um grupo de conhecidos, todos questionaram sua ética, reprovando o fato de que ele usara o tarô para checar a candidata. Mas que falta de ética é essa? Ele não julgou a candidata antes, fizeram-lhe uma oferta, mas ele usou o tarô para entender melhor como lidar com ela. E no final, quando ela voltou para outra entrevista, acabou recusando a oferta, confessando exatamente o que o tarô previra: que procurava uma opção mais desafiadora de acordo com suas qualificações.

Quanto à ética no tarô, se a questão envolve suas decisões, sua vida, por que não perguntar? Então você tem que pedir permissão para seu parceiro se pode checar com o tarô se ele tem uma amante? Tem que pedir permissão para o chefe para ver se ele vai te demitir? Por favor! Não sejamos hipócritas.

Numa consulta de tarô, você quer saber da sua vida, dos seus problemas. Se perder esse tempo para querer saber sobre outros que não têm nada a ver com a sua vida, na verdade está perdendo uma oportunidade de receber conselhos para abrir seus próprios caminhos. Mas se a questão envolve sim, o outro, e você quer saber como lidar com isso, vale perguntar. E mais: vale sair da consulta e não contar nada para ninguém do que o tarô disse. Basta esperar para ver os acontecimentos se aflorarem.Etica no Taro - Devil

O que se deve condenar, na verdade, é um mundo em que a falta de ética e a corrupção, infelizmente, se derivam da falta de valores mais humanos e de amor ao próximo. Uma mera consulta a um oráculo, para ser mais feliz e até mesmo para poder ajudar os outros, não vai te levar para o Inferno!

On vacation

A main subject we discussed was the tarot reader’s responsibility to read the cards and pass on the information. Everyone feels both a bit fascinated and spooked out when meeting a clairvoyant who can just look at you and start talking about your life, perfectly describe a “man /woman” you love or warn you that someone in the family is going to die.

I miss my blog… my virtual absence will be properly compensated – I promise. I was not on vacation, but at the moment I’m traveling and I had the opportunity to see my old tarot classmates.

Whenever we see each other, we have long conversations about the consultations, reading techniques and eventual experiences when interpreting the spreads. A main subject we discussed was the tarot reader’s responsibility to read the cards and pass on the information.vidente

Everyone feels both a bit fascinated and spooked out when meeting a clairvoyant who can just look at you and start talking about your life, perfectly describe a “man /woman” you love or warn you that someone in the family is going to die. Card and tarot readers may also tell you bad things that have not yet happened, influencing the person’s life negatively.

I have recently talked to some people who, unfortunately, have gone through such incidences. A middle-aged woman told me that about thirty years ago, a fortuneteller said that she had a spell cast on her to make her whole life go south. She confessed that she still thinks about it to this day.crystal-ball- tarot

Another acquaintance told me a terrible story. She went to a tarot consultation in which the reader said that she was in a bad relationship and saw that she was going to break up with her boyfriend. Then her boyfriend also consulted with the same person, who made that same prediction for him.

In short: this “prophecy” undermined their relationship. It got weakened and they ended up splitting. However, here’s a detail: they loved each other, they got along very well and suffered a lot from all of this. And in the end, what the reader predicted really happened, but to other relationships this woman had throughout her life. Now, some twenty years later, this couple still like each other but are still estranged. This consultation left them with a very bitter taste in their mouths.

I’m not saying that every time you have a consultation it will always mean good news. But there are ways to pass along the information. A seer, tarot reader, fortuneteller, astrologer and the like must help the person to make better decisions according to the trends and opportunities that the spread presents. That is the responsibility I am referring to. Or, if the spread shows a difficult period, at least prepare and calm down the client, because everything goes by.sharman-caselli-02727 10 of cups

Life goes by in periods, just like the seasons of the year. Perhaps till your early twenties, it was just a beautiful summer (mild, hopefully!). But once you reach forty, fifty or sixty years old it’s uncommon not having been through any winter. Almost everyone has had some struggle.

But if you’ve NEVER been through any of that, congratulations! You are one of the few who came to Earth on vacation.

Enjoy!

Corporate Paranoia

Throw the first stone the one who never got a little paranoid at work when his company undergoes changes, profits are low due to the economy and you need this job to pay your bills.
… then you come for a tarot consultation

Throw the first stone the one who never got a little paranoid at work when his company undergoes changes, profits are low due to the economy and you need this job to pay your bills.rods02

Well … then you come for a tarot consultation to know how to deal with your job’s instability. It may seem real- you often think your head is at stake when it’s not. You may turn your worst fears into reality just because you believe you’ll loose your job when that will not even happen. Let’s look at some situations that may be similar to your reality at the moment:

1st Scenario: You think your boss hates you. You think you’re going to lose your job. You work with sales. But the tarot assures you that you and your boss will be good friends, and there’s still plenty to celebrate. Why? Because he has nothing personal against you. He likes money. And when you make good deals, you become the office top employee. Sounds obvious, but it’s not, especially when you can’t close anything. The tarot advises you: don’t worry with your boss, don’t get depressed. Spend your time planting seeds because you WILL harvest your sales. The client doubts the tarot because he is so desperate. The tarot still shows he’ll be celebrating with his boss in the future. Yes, it happened to one of my clients!rods03

2nd Scenario: Your work at a big company, your leadership has changed and it’s a mess now. Everyday you go to work you have nothing to do, no projects at all. You think about sending your resume to other companies but your company is a market leader and it gives you some stability. The tarot tells you: don’t be upset with the moment, don’t rush into anything: wait and go with the flow. You will not lose your job because your boss doesn’t even know what to do, he’s still adapting. Work will be boring, there will be instability, but you’ll keep your job. Be patient: wait for this period to end. This tarot client still has his job but it’s still a mess. After six months, the client’s life trends have changed and the tarot advises that the consultant should start searching for other jobs … INSIDE the company. Interesting, right?

3rd Scenario: Both your boss and your company are in trouble. You think it has always been this way. You believe this situation won’t affect you. But the tarot warns you: this company is going to get into a lot of trouble and you’re probably going to lose that job overnight. So, save money, get organized, and start thinking about what you want to do: send your resume to other companies, start your own business, retire?

There are tons of stories about people who ask the tarot questions related to work, but each case is unique. The important thing to remember is:

07_chariot1) Don’t rush into things.

2) Don’t expect the worst… the old saying “every cloud has a silver lining” may be acting in your favor.

3) If a cloud of doubts is affecting your common sense, don’t wait too long: consult with a tarot reader + a mentor, psychic+ a coach, an astrologer + a headhunter or any other combination of heaven+ earth to help you get back to your senses, put your feet on the ground and your head in the right place. Then build your own strategy to attract opportunities.

It will work!

I bring your lover back in 3 days!

However, the curious thing that I have found is that when the tarot tells a client on the spot that he/she will fall in love, the person usually doesn’t believe it.

When I started this blog, I received some criticism regarding the name “Tarô da Rô” (which better translates to “Rose’s Tarot”). What to me seemed like a fun rhyme in Portuguese (sounds like tarow-da-row), to some sounded more like a fortune teller’s post on the wall, like “I bring your man back in 3 days”*. I accepted the suggestions to include my full name and place a “tarot reader” description instead. The comment made sense, because one thing is magic, the other is an oracle.trago a pessoa amada

It may be that using magic may attract your love faster. Instead, an oracle like the tarot often predicts that a new love may arrive as part of a new cycle, organically, without demanding you to cast a spell on someone else (like brewing coffee in the guy’s underwear, or writing the poor guy’s name on a piece of paper and leaving it in your freezer to conquer him)**.

A lot of people really want to get good news about their love prospects, but sometimes the person’s cycle indicates a period when they have to pay greater attention to other areas, such as work, money and stability. Once life’s priorities are taken care of, your path is open to find new love.

However, the curious thing that I have found is that when the tarot tells a client on the spot that he/she will fall in love, the person usually doesn’t believe it. Like in one of the consultations that I gave… the client was in a relationship that led nowhere. When I told her that she would soon find new love, she said, “Impossible! I’ve been with this guy for the last seven years and I doubt that I’ll meet anyone else.” A year later she returned with a smile on her face and told me how she met her new “King of Cups” when she least expected and that she was totally in love.

Another client had endured a marriage that had lost its sparkle a long time ago. She consulted the tarot from time to time for about two years to see if she could separate and start a new life, but the tarot wouldn’t give her a break. One fine day the Heavens gave her an ok. She got the oracular permission to finally get a divorce. The tarot also indicated that she would soon meet a new guy and start a serious relationship right away. “What do you mean? I’m going to meet someone else? I doubt it…”, she said. Well, it happened just like that!star wars lovers

There maybe a reason why people hesitate trusting these good news. Sometimes that same person has gone through so much that it’s hard to believe in love again. It reminds me of a Woody Allen movie in which a woman goes to a fortune teller who only predicts wonderful things. That same woman desperately complains to Woody about it. He tells her that instead of a card reader she really needed a good shrink, because she was so negative.

But if it’s through tarot cards, magic or simply life, the point is that no matter where the good news come from, when they come, open your heart. Because there is no better antidote to this crazy world than love.

* “I bring your love back in 3 days” is a sign that can be found in many places around Brazilian cities that fortune tellers /people who “cast spells” advertise. So they say, if someone breaks up with you, they may cast a spell on that person to come back and make up with you within 3 days from the consultation.

** Yes, some people do these crazy things!

*** Also, my blog believes in equality for men and women. Due to practical reasons, I wrote in the masculine, but I understand that everybody wants to find out things and fall in love with everybody: men+women, men+men, women+men and women+women.

Tarot, health and hygiene

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting São Paulo to take a tarot class related to health and therapies. In fact, to learn a technique in which from the tarot spread it can found if the person has a health problem. It was actually a class about diseases.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting São Paulo to take a tarot class related to health and therapies. In fact, to learn a technique in which from the tarot spread it can found if the person has a health problem. It was actually a class about diseases.Death

It’s interesting to notice how detailed the tarot can be. For example, you can identify problems in the endocrine system and pinpoint exactly the thyroid gland; or, if looking at the bones, talk specifically about the cervical spine. This is a particular technique that needs to follow rules. You may even distinguish different stages of progression of a certain a disease and find physical check-up alerts for a certain part of ​​the body. That’s very precise.

However, since tarot readers are not doctors nor want to take their places, the point is to give the client a warning if the spread shows something odd and suggest (or even beg) him/ her to go see a doctor. Investigating the client’s health is the icing on the cake of a consultation.

Since life is not all about work and workshops, I took advantage of my stay to see friends and relatives, as well as to enjoy the cultural side of São Paulo. This time I stayed with long time friends – almost like family to me. My friend’s husband is an executive who is always on the go and travels the world. He told us that during one of his Gulliver’s Travels, he had the pleasure of visiting Japan. He came back amazed, sharing all about Japan’s novelties, like the case of the high-tech Japanese toilet.

What exactly is this high-tech toilet? He explained to us that you sit on a heated seat, do what you have to do, and in the end there is a control panel on the wall where you can choose how to get cleaned (there is an integrated bidet): do you prefer warm water in the “front” or the “back”? How strong should the water jet be? And what about the blow dryer in the end: do you prefer a breeze or a hurricane?

We obviously laughed a lot about this, because we can’t quite understand how the jet angle is calculated, how it does not cause a tsunami in the bathroom and a thousand more other technical questions came up, even about the toilet paper market survival in the East.toilet

And what does this all have to do with Sao Paulo? Oh!!! My friend, her son and I went to see a new attraction at the renown Paulista Avenue: the “Japan House” – a global project sponsored by the Japanese government that works as a modern cultural center promoting the Japanese culture. The visit was wonderful: the building itself is a beautiful architectural project, there was an exhibition about bamboo art and we still had lunch at their Japanese restaurant and ate a typical Japanese recipe (which is not sushi nor sashimi … it’s more like the Japanese daily meal … light and healthy).

And to crown our visit, at the end my friend said that she was going to the bathroom. She came back with a huge smile and a twinkle in her eyes, and said, “Roseanne! You will not believe what’s in there! ” I quickly got it, “Really? I can’t believe it! Stay here, watch my bag, ‘cause now it’s my turn! ” How fabulous! Everything her husband said was true. I could stay there all afternoon, enjoying that permanent collection, that unusual spa.

As my poet cousin would say: the Japanese hygiene “eclipsed” the tarot’s health!

Trauma-free tarot

And it was during one of these encounters that I came across a dear health professional that asked me, “So you’re a tarot reader? My mother also reads tarot cards.”

Some people think that tarot readers check their cards all the time to know every single thing in life, even to replace the weather guy and ask if should/ should not take a coat when leaving home. Housewives_Tarot_8That’s because in these climate change days the weather report may not be enough… a little help from the cards can increase the forecast accuracy. It never hurts caring a jacket though, since air conditioning can freeze your bones too.

But back to the subject tarot and its futilities… Can you believe that a number of close friends ask me to check over the simplest things (because they’ve obviously had already done a complete Mandala reading), while I – and some other readers I know – hardly ever consult the tarot? The reason being is that it’s better to have a colleague read the cards for me and give me a decent prediction, than having me open my own tarot spread only to manipulate my own future according to what I want to happen.

There was a time when I was studying to get a public sector job (with the Brazilian Government- which is almost as hard as passing a Bar Exam) that I would constantly consult with the tarot: “Am I going to pass this exam and get the job?” The answer was always yes. If it was that easy to read it for myself, according to those answers, by now I could be advising the President! Does that mean that tarot cards are a waste of time? Of course not! It only means that when you are emotionally attached to the problem, you’d better ask another reader to answer your question. It’s like a surgeon who does not operate his own son, but asks another very good doctor to operate him.

And then you ask me: so you NEVER check anything with your cards? Yes, but rarely. And that’s where our story begins… Since my blog is still a 3-month-old baby, I go around doing some advertising with people who I know (and who I don’t too). And it was during one of these encounters that I came across a dear health professional that asked me, “So you’re a tarot reader? My mother also reads tarot cards.”

housewives-queen-of-wands“Oh, that’s so cool”, I replied, “you probably ask her everything, right?” She quickly answered: “No! And I’ve never had anyone read it or me. Can you believe that when I was a teenager, one day I arrived home late at night, only to see my mom waiting for me, very angry, holding her tarot deck?

Her mother was sitting at the kitchen table, waiting for her to arrive. When she stepped into the house, the mother was already shuffling the cards and, in a dry tone, demanded: “Sit here! Now! Pick three cards!” The poor girl sat down, drew the cards from the deck. The mother read the spread, looked at her with a very nasty face and finally said: “That’s all I wanted to know!” And spent days without talking to her!

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I asked her if she had really done something “wrong”. She replied, with a cheerful smile: “Of course!” Anyway, I thought she hated tarot cards, but she actually loved the idea of me reading for her.

More than a reading, I freed her from a tarot trauma!

Domestic Impeachment

Lately, some leaders (from countries that we all know) are facing rumors of an eventual ejection from power. This is something we can’t ignore at all. Likewise, let’s talk about when YOU ask the tarot if it’s the right time for a “domestic impeachment”… better known as a divorce.

Lately, some leaders (from countries that we all know) are facing rumors of an eventual ejection from power. This is something we can’t ignore at all. Likewise, let’s talk about when YOU ask the tarot if it’s the right time for a “domestic impeachment”… better known as a divorce.morte

As I mentioned earlier, the tarot analyzes your current life and future trends. You can ask it if certain choices are best suited to a particular moment and get a very direct orientation. However, the tarot can also show a different option that you haven’t imagined before.

At a certain stage, you may have opportunities to find love. Other times, your love life can lead to commitment and finally to marriage. But once you get married and live with someone, a lot of things may change: mostly you and the other person. And a tarot spread can show you if the time is right to rock your boat.Klimt Lovers

It turns out that instead of rushing to call it quits, sometimes it’s more important to get financially fit first. You keep married; invest in your career and save money. This leads to a more structured situation that will allow you to choose if you still want a divorce. Just the fact that you’ve invested in your career and made some money can already improve your self-esteem. You’ll become more confident to make a crystal clear decision if it’s still worth it to “break the chains of love”. Maybe now you’re more upbeat, you have more fun. You’re no longer a burden to your partner because now there is another source of income. This creates less conflict, less pressure and you may restore your relationship.

In some other stage of life, you’ll definitely get a divorce, however, not as fast as you want, maybe a year later (for example). “Heaven” makes you wait to mature and learn something in the process. Once you divorce, you may even find a new love very quickly. But having to wait is always hard when you’ve lost all emotional ties and still have to live under the same roof for a while. In this case, it would be best to try to learn from this period. Somehow you’ll find out that the wait brought you insights that you didn’t have before. And when it’s time to really move forward and sign the divorce papers (or just leave the house), you can look back and understand why life made you wait.Three Gustav Klimt

A totally different matter is when you want to get a divorce because you believe that you’re being cheated on. You ask the tarot, “Is he /she cheating on me?”. Looking at your situation, the tarot just replies: “How is your relationship with yourself?” and advises you that instead of thinking of betrayal and divorce, you should focus on yourself. You think, “What does this mean?”poderosa

This means that the greatest betrayal is not liking yourself, not trusting yourself and not respecting your own needs – when the divorce between who you really are and how you’re living you life has already happened. You’ve distanced yourself from your very essence and now you’re paying a very high price.

As you go back to listen to your own heart, your own intuition, maybe the world around you remains the same, but you won’t need to change anything because your perspective on things has changed. You’re happier inside. And that will change everything around you, naturally, for better.