48. Surrendering to The Tower

Today I want to approach The Tower as a holy tree in the Tarot. This is one of the most feared and perhaps most misunderstood cards in the Tarot, so I’m shedding some light on the medicine it can offer if you’re willing to surrender to it.

“The Tower is ultimately an initiation. It’s a cracking open and a clearing of something—a belief system, a structure, a relationship—that is not true for us.”

We’ve all been through The Tower—whether or not we had the archetypal vocabulary to support us—so let’s talking about how The Tower acts as a loving force to keep us in alignment, how it relates to the High Priestess and The Hermit, and the different levels and layers of how The Tower might hold deep medicine for us.

“The Tower is the intensity expressed in what happens when we live out of alignment with our soul’s truth.”

 

Topics:

  • Coming out the other side of eclipse season and Mercury Retrograde (0:27)

  • Approaching the sacred mountain / holy tree of The Tower in the Tarot (1:29)

  • The Tower as it relates to the High Priestess and The Hermit in a Maiden, Mother, Crone dynamic (3:54)

  • The Tower as an initiation (15:49)

  • Examples of big Tower moments (19:00)

  • The different levels and layers of The Tower (30:15)

  • Top Tower (30:37)

  • Mid-Level Tower (34:00)

  • Foundational Tower (40:43)

  • Sub-basement Tower (44:06)

  • Making peace with The Tower and surrendering to the discomfort (48:10)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

46. MONTHLY MEDICINE: August is Holy Renewal

Today we’re celebrating one year of the Tarot for the Wild Soul Podcast—complete with a new icon and a dedicated website!

“We renew so that we can be available for what is in our highest and best.”

Our Monthly Medicine for August is Holy Renewal. Like a snake shedding its skin, we’re being asked to replace or repair something that is worn out, run down, or broken. Or maybe resuming an activity or state of being after pause or interruption. So this month as we enter we ask ourselves why we may have been interrupted or paused in the first place or what our relationship is with replacing something that is broken or threadbare. What are we being invited to upgrade and what reflection do we need to take as we step into renewal?

“There is no greater symbol of renewal than Death. Death is the changing of form.”

 

Topics:

  • Celebrating one year of Tarot for the Wild Soul Podcast (0:30)

  • Welcoming in Lughnasadh / Lammas or Imbolc (3:43)

  • Channeled medicine for August: Holy Renewal (8:03)

  • The Lion’s Gate portal of August 8th (17:38)

  • New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 11th (18:36)

  • Mercury stations direct on August 19th (19:59)

  • Full Moon in Pisces on August 26th (20:14)

  • A Wild Soul Tarot collective reading for the month ahead: Death (20:38)

  • What we’re releasing or leaving behind in July: Page of Wands (26:34)

  • What we’re moving into in August: Three of Wands (28:41)

  • August’s gentle medicine from Divine: The Moon (30:58)

  • Transitioning from Leo Season (Strength card in the Tarot) to Virgo Season (Hermit card in the Tarot) (34:05)

  • Snake medicine for the month of August (40:37)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

45. Tarot-Inspired Plant Medicine with Jordan Pagán of Ostara Apothecary

We’re in the shadow of Mercury Retrograde, which some people feel harder than they feel the retrograde itself. Mercury’s directive is to go—to express itself, to communicate, to move. So during Mercury Retrograde, we’re re-examining the ways we’ve been moving and speaking. The tarot medicine for this time is the Magician reversed, which asks us to turn inward and incubate while being cautious about sharing. As Mercury moves through Leo, we’re also being asked to visit the Strength card to look at where we’re being invited to examine how we share our heart, show up undefended, and step into ourselves. We’ll also be moving through a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius, which is all about personal healing to then extend outward and heal the collective using the deep tarot medicine of the Star. So this is a time to deeply examine who we are an individuals and how we want to express ourselves as a channel for the collective

“The Queen of Swords is very direct and forthright. She has this air of she’s seen it all and she’s going to tell it how it is because she loves you, but she’s not going to sugarcoat things.” -Jordan Pagán

Today I’m so excited to welcome Jordan Catherine Pagán of Ostara Apothecary, who is a healer, medicine-maker, breathwork practitioner, and tarot reader in Brooklyn. She draws on her Yaqui heritage to connect with the powerful medicine of flowers and incorporate them into every one of her sessions. Together, Jordan and I discuss how she began her journey with plant medicine and tarot, the deep medicine she’s received from the Queen of Swords, and how she’s found inspiration from tarot to create some beautiful and potent plant medicine elixirs.

“Flowers are the ultimate healers because they attract people to the medicine that they hold inside.” -Jordan Pagán

Topics:

  • Tarot for the Wild Soul course is now open! (1:45)

  • What to know about being in the shadow of the July 2018 Mercury Retrograde and how it relates to the Magician tarot card reversed paired with the Strength tarot card of Leo season (11:30)

  • What to know about the July 2018 full moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius and the medicine of the Star tarot card during this Judgement tarot card year (15:19)

  • How Jordan creates her magic through Ostara Apothecary, the inspiration behind her apothecary’s name, and how she allowed her Yaqui ancestry to guide her to a deep connection with flowers and flower medicine (23:09)

  • How Jordan’s journey with tarot began (30:08)

  • Websites and resources for learning to read tarot (36:33)

  • Jordan’s journey to leaving her job and leaping into tarot reading and herbal medicine full time through the Queen of Swords (37:53)

  • Jordan’s soul tarot cards: Queen of Swords, Eight of Swords, Ten of Cups, Three of Cups, Empress, and High Priestess (44:29)

  • Lessons from a High Priestess year (49:04)

  • Jordan’s path to herbalism and her Tarot-inspired herbalism line—Strength elixir, Moon elixir, High Priestess oil, and Four of Swords elixir (52:59)

  • New medicines coming from Jordan and Ostara Apothecary—Sun elixir and Nectar of the Goddess (1:00:55)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Jordan Catherine Pagán:

 

44. The Soulmate in the Mirror: Exploring the “Love” Cards in the Tarot

If you are seeking out your beloved, your twin flame, or your soulmate, look no further than your own reflection. You are the one you’ve been waiting for.

“There’s a conditioning to believe that we won’t be okay until we’re with a partner to mirror us. We are the mirrors we’ve been looking for.”

In this episode of Tarot for the Wild Soul, I’m diving into the soul core of the “love” cards of the Tarot (The Lovers, Ace of Cups, Two of Cups, Four of Cups, and Ten of Cups), inviting listeners to explore them from an evolved, inclusive, and self-empowered perspective. We also explore the crucial point that we the proverbial soulmate is in the mirror, shifting the idea of relationships, love, and receiving to a deeply sovereign place, one that brings us back home to ourselves.

“The tarot cannot be any different than life.”

Topics:

  • Looking at the soulmate in the mirror and the importance of examining your marriage with yourself (2:45)

  • How looking for love will only create more distance from it (8:40)

  • All the ways in which we rob ourselves of the deep and beautiful intimacy that exists within our being — and how we can shift that (16:19)

  • Examining the Lovers card in the Tarot through a soul-centered perspective (24:05)

  • The shadow of the Lovers card as the Devil in the Tarot (31:15)

  • Examining the Ace of Cups card in the Tarot through a soul-centered perspective (36:30)

  • Examining the Two of Cups card in the Tarot through a soul-centered perspective (40:43)

  • The relationship between the High Priestess and the Fool in the Tarot (40:48)

  • Examining the Four of Cups card in the Tarot through a soul-centered perspective (43:05)

  • Examining the Ten of Cups card in the Tarot through a soul-centered perspective (45:13)

  • How important it is to begin to shift out of the paradigm that these traditionally held cards are always about the fact that a partner is coming (51:40)

  • Holding a space of ethics and inclusivity for everyone’s experience of love and sexuality, including those who do not date, or choose not to date (53:38)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

43. Creating Spirit-Driven Art with Mary Evans of Spirit Speak Tarot

It’s Eclipse season, and I have a phenomenal guest on the podcast this week! Joining me today is the amazing and magical Mary Elizabeth Evans, aka Spirit Speak Tarot! Born in Nashville and currently residing in Joshua Tree, Mary Elizabeth Evans is an artist, a teacher, a creator, and a Tarot reader. She is the creator of the Spirit Speak Tarot deck, The Divina Tarot deck, and the Vessel, Iris, and Road to Nowhere Oracle decks.

“Everyone has the ability of intuition and the cards are just a tool to help you get there.” -Mary Evans

Together, Mary and I discuss her origin story, how she found Tarot, how she began to intersect her spirituality and intuition with art, the birth stories of her many, amazing decks, and working through the Tower, Justice, Hanged Man, Temperance, Nine of Pentacles, and Queen of Pentacles Tarot cards. I’m also offering some energetic medicine on the New Moon Solar Eclipse and how to view its energy as the Tower reversed in the Tarot.

Topics:

  • Partial New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer July 2018 (0:50)

  • Mary’s journey growing up in Tennessee and finding the Tarot (17:30)

  • Learning the Tarot through self-teaching and demystifying the role of the reader (24:25)

  • Mary’s connection with her artistry, creativity, and spiritual connection  (30:00)

  • Creating the Spirit Speak Tarot Deck (34:45)

  • Mary’s creative and spiritual process of creating tarot and oracle decks (38:45)

  • The process of publishing a Tarot deck (41:47)

  • Creating the Vessel Oracle Deck (44:35)

  • Creating the Iris Oracle Deck (48:30)

  • Creating the Divina Tarot Deck (54:13)

  • Mary’s changing relationship with the Tarot (56:32)

  • A sneak peek of Mary’s upcoming Tarot deck (58:22)

  • Mary’s move to Joshua Tree and feeling a call away from the Tarot toward other work (1:01:53)

  • Working through The Tower card in the Tarot (1:03:57)

  • The medicine of the Justice card in the Tarot (1:06:01)

  • The elusive Hanged Man and Temperance Tarot cards (1:09:27)

  • Loving the Nine of Pentacles and the Queen of Pentacles Tarot cards (1:13:54)

  • Mary’s clothing, jewelry, and adornments (1:15:50)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Mary Evans:

42. MONTHLY MEDICINE: July is Rebirth

It’s Monthly Medicine time again, an intuitively channeled forecast for the month of July. The sacred mantra for this month ahead is REBIRTH.

“Without death, there is no rebirth. So the work this month is essentially to create the new foundations of our lives.”

Rebirth is the only word to describe the heat, intensity, and profound energy that the month of July will be inviting all of us into. It’s a transformative month, sandwiched by two Retrogrades and two Eclipses. We are shedding, changing, and clarifying on a staggering level, personally and collectively, allowing everything that’s ready to die to die. Without death, there is no rebirth. Our work will be to create the new foundations, to rewire, making and carving out space within ourselves for the new to bloom—and to do so with as much compassion and gentleness as possible. The entire month is a dilation, asking us to surrender, to trust, to allow and to make way for the massive expansions and evolutions that are on their way to us. Prepare to dive deep and transform in the month of July.

“You don’t need to be, explain, show, bare yourself in any way that doesn’t feel like it’s in alignment for you.”

 

Topics:

  • Grounding and clarifying medicine from the Full Moon in Capricorn (1:15)

  • July’s channeled monthly medicine of rebirth, offering us a powerful chance to clear, reset, and prepare to both shed and expand profoundly (4:30)

  • Moving from Cancer Season (The Chariot card in the Tarot) to Leo Season (the Strength card in the Tarot) (16:12)

  • Wild Soul Tarot collective reading for the month ahead: Two of Wands, reversed (38:23)

  • What we’re leaving behind in June: King of Pentacles (42:08)

  • What we’re moving into in July: The Empress (44:46)

  • July’s gentle message from divine: Death (50:30)

  • The Medicine of The Emperor reversed, The Tower reversed, and Death reversed for Mars Retrograde (55:23)

  • Mercury Retrograde in Leo (1:02:03)

  • New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer and Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius (1:02:45)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

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41. Self-Healing through the Tarot with Crone of Wands

It’s all about the solar (and Wands) fire this week on Tarot for the Wild Soul! Lindsay’s guest on the podcast is the lovely Christianna Wincek, aka Crone of Wands! Christianna is a witch who utilizes Tarot, herbs, and magic as tools for reclaiming, harnessing, and honoring personal power through self-healing.

“Engaging with the Tarot for yourself is an avenue back to power for people who have been stripped of their power.” -Christianna Winek

Together, we dive into Christianna’s journey into claiming her calling as a Tarot reader and plant witch, her healing journey through childhood trauma, growing up religious when you’re a witch, and (of course), the Queen of Wands. Lindsay also kicks off this week’s episode with some medicine around the Summer Solstice, and how we can honor its shining magic from either sides of the globe.

“That process is the best way to learn: just pulling a card for yourself every day.” -Christianna Winek

 

Topics:

  • Announcement of Lindsay’s Court Cards class, Trauma and the Tarot class, and Tarot for the Wild Soul class (0:41)

  • Welcoming in Summer Solstice and suggestions for ways to celebrate the solstice + honor its magic (8:22)

  • Introducing Christianna Wincek aka Crone of Wands (17:48)

  • Christianna’s childhood background and relationship with religion (21:26)

  • Building a relationship with nature and land (25:26)

  • Christianna’s introduction to the Tarot (28:12)

  • Learning the Tarot—self-study vs. taking courses—and using it as a tool for self-healing (33:18)

  • The origin of the name Crone of Wands (39:35)

  • Christianna’s journey to using the Tarot after the Brooklyn Fools Tarot Journey and coming to the realization that she didn’t want to read the Tarot professionally (42:53)

  • The creation of Born Under a Bad Sign (47:46)

  • Cristianna’s relationship with The Tower (55:24)

  • Moving through The Devil and The Chariot (57:14)

  • Working through the lessons of the Seven of Cups (1:01:59)

  • The medicine of the Page of Cups (1:07:13)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Christianna Winek:

40. Trauma and the Tarot

This episode is a Wild Soul Lesson about how to utilize the Tarot for mental health and healing trauma. In this episode, Lindsay dives deep on how she worked with the Tarot during her darkest days with her PTSD (and her not so dark, still difficult days), using it to help her to determine what her brain was believing in moments of trauma, and what the truth of the soul was underneath the contraction.

“When there is the presence of trauma, and when there is the idea that anything is too big for the body to process at once, we need an anchor.”

This episode offers ways to begin considering Tarot as a profound ally and anchor for mental contraction or brain chemistry, helping us to identify our brain from our soul, and then how to wisely respond to our circumstances from a centered place. Using Tarot in this way also helps us to safely honor and bow to the “brain stuff” and the trauma, rather than trying to push it away. This is the foundation of Lindsay’s work with the Tarot, and she is very honored to be able to share this with anyone who it could serve.

“Trauma simply is information and the Tarot is really an invitation into evolving and expanding through any contraction at any moment.”

 

Topics:

  • Lindsay’s own history with trauma and abuse (1:44)

  • How the Tarot came into Lindsay’s life as an anchor during her darkest days with her PTSD (7:19)

  • Finding an anchor and the practice of anchoring using the Tarot (9:26)

  • Feelings vs. facts and how the Tarot can help us find clarity (24:21)

  • How to use the Tarot to process trauma, trauma-friendly questions to ask the Tarot + a suggested Tarot spread for working through trauma (53:30)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

39. Activate Your Destiny Through Tarot with Alia Walston

This episode is a Wild Soul Interview with Chicago based intuitive Tarot reader, educator and healer, Alia Walston! Alia is a former student of mine, someone who I love and cherish — she is amazing, and brought big time magic and medicine to this interview.

“We have to have our painful journies to get to where we are, but it doesn’t have to be only a journey of pain. We don’t have to be limited by what our brain is telling us.”

Alia’s work with Tarot and astrology is to help liberate folks from old paradigms of victimhood, scarcity, and fear. Her healing practice centers on intuitively channeled conversations with clients in order to give them the tools to make informed choices in alignment with their true soul’s purpose. So in this interview, we’re talking about how Tarot can be a tool of empowerment and self-discovery plus some deep medicine around The Fool, Judgement, the Seven of Cups, Temperance, and the Moon.

“The more I live in alignment with my true self, the more magic and opportunities keep happening.”

 

Topics:

  • Lindsay and Alia’s history (0:35)

  • Alia’s Tarot (and Astrology!) journey — the spiral journey of how she came to find her first deck, how she taught herself, and how she began to offer powerful healing readings for the collective awakening (9:05)

  • The journey of Alia realizing that she was an intuitive, and how addiction played a huge role in her suppression that gift (14:39)

  • The story of how Tarot came into Alia’s life and her favorite Tarot decks she’s using right now (30:00)

  • How Alia started giving Tarot readings to other people and finding the “permission” to read for others (36:33)

  • How Alia likes to give Tarot and astrological readings (40:27)

  • The Fool as an invitation to put yourself out there (46:01)

  • Alia’s deep medicine around the Judgement card and how it relates to Trump (48:58)

  • Understanding the Seven of Cups (52:39)

  • Moving through and reclaiming yourself through Temperance in the Tarot (1:00:14)

  • Experiencing a sacred medicine moment with the Moon card (1:06:34)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Alia Walston:

38. MONTHLY MEDICINE: June is Aligned Expansion

This episode is a Monthly Medicine episode, an intuitively channeled forecast for the month of June. The sacred mantra for this month is ALIGNED EXPANSION.

“June offers us a really organic midway point in which to ask ourselves questions.”

June is a profoundly powerful month on the wheel of the year. It splits the year in half, takes us from Gemini (The Lovers in the Tarot) to Cancer (The Chariot in the Tarot), moves us through the Summer Equinox, and offers us a mid-way point. It is a big review month. What have we done with our year thus far? What have we learned? Most importantly, how have we personally shifted or changed since January 1st? Since March 1st?

“We’re starting to evolve collectively out of what the brain wants because it’s misinterpreting the soul’s desire.”

The transformations and upgrades that we have been moving through, personally and collectively, have been enormous — layers upon layers are flaking off. Why? To support us in a long-term expansion, one on solid ground with deep roots. We are shifting our relationship to success, fame, money, and desires, evolving into a place of deeper alignment. Last month, we were encouraged to begin to “let the light in” — now, we get to do work on all of the places that the light is showing up in our lives, preparing us to expand in a way we never have before, completely aligned with our truth, and our soul path.

 

Topics:

  • The energy of June and building off of May (0:52)

  • June’s sacred mantra: Aligned Expansion (7:57)

  • An example of this aligned expansion from Lindsay’s own life (19:00)

  • The medicine of Litha, or the Summer Equinox — a day of total balance (34:41)

  • A Wild Soul Tarot collective reading for the month of June — the medicine of the month: Six of Wands (35:36)

  • What we’re leaving behind in May: The Fool, reversed (40:40)

  • What we’re moving into in June: Queen of Cups (43:13)

  • Gentle message from Divine: The Hermit, reversed (45:32)

  • Moving from The Lovers (Gemini) to The Chariot (Cancer) in the Tarot (47:07)

  • The medicine of the Full Moon in Sagittarius (May 29th), New Moon in Gemini (June 13th), the Summer Solstice, and Full Moon in Capricorn (June 27th) (51:34)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

37. Programming for a New Paradigm with Erin Aquarian

This episode is a Wild Soul Interview with Erin Aquarian, aka, Full Time Witch! She is an intuitive healer, spiritual artist, teacher, and mentor based in Portland, OR. She is also the creator of TAROT TV, where she creates amazingly in-depth and unique videos of spirituality and Tarot and is in a band called Void Realm.

“We all just pick up on different things from the cards. There’s no fundamentalist dogma in Tarot.” -Erin Aquarian

Together, Erin and I dive into coaching and coaching programs and how the Tarot is the most ancient life coach. We talk about Erin’s incredible offerings of Tarot TV and her guided meditations, some deep medicine around the Justice and High Priestess cards, and the importance of creativity and music as a practice for all people.

“I like to think of the Tarot as being the most ancient life coach.” -Erin Aquarian

 

Topics:

  • Announcing the return of Lindsay’s Swords Tarot Course (3:42)

  • Her Tarot journey — the spiral journey of how she came to find her first deck, how she taught herself, and how she began to offer powerful healing readings for the collective awakening (7:26)

  • The deep problems (and blessings!) of coaching, and coaching programs (15:37)

  • The creation of Tarot TV: Programming for a New Paradigm (30:41)

  • Erin’s deep medicine around the Justice and High Priestess Cards for the year (37:23)

  • Erin’s spell card (42:57)

  • DIY healing guided meditations (55:31)

  • Erin’s band, Void Realm, how that has been a tool and part of her practice, and how being an artist and creative is important for all people (1:03:47)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Erin Aquarian:

36. Ask a Tarot Reader with Mystical Mandrake Root

It’s that time again! This is the second installment of our very special segment, ASK A TAROT READER, co-hosted with Anais of Mystical Mandrake Root!

“For anyone out there who is an illustrator or an artist and you want to honor your culture or ancestors and you’ve been thinking about doing a deck—do a deck!” -Mystical Mandrake Root

In today’s ASK A TAROT READER, Anais and I get together to answer your questions about the Tarot, magic, spirituality, and more!

 

Topics:

  • Making through Aries season and the Scorpio Full Moon and how different moons affect us in different ways (0:54)

  • Anais’s joy in a subscription box to solve murders (5:22)

  • How to make your Tarot and healing practice as intersectional as possible (11:06)

  • Coping with cultural appropriation or problematic aspects in Tarot decks + tips for finding mindful and respectful Tarot decks (27:01)

  • Some medicine on the Three of Swords and Ten of Swords when you don’t resonate with the doom and gloom message as described in the guidebooks (48:03)

  • How to work through energetic exhaustion or overtaxing yourself when you give Tarot readings (51:36)

  • How to build a consistent Tarot practice and what to do when you just aren’t “feeling it” #notfeelingmagicalallthetime (1:04:42)

  • How to frame questions for the Tarot that make room for clear answers (1:07:31)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Anais:

35. Finding Self Awareness with Rashunda Tramble of Stay Woke Tarot

This episode is a Wild Soul Interview with Rashunda Tramble, the creator of Stay Woke Tarot! She is an African-American immigrant living in Switzerland, who holds a BA in Film, an MA in Creative Media Practice, and is a member of Mensa! She reads Tarot, writes, and is the creator of Stay Woke Tarot.

“In the spiritual world—and for those of us who are spiritual practitioners—we kind of esoteric ourselves out of real life, but sometimes we gotta just break it down to life.” -Rashunda Tramble

Together we dive into Rashunda’s introduction to Tarot, the beautiful writing and wisdom she shares through Stay Work Tarot, and some deep Tarot medicine around the Death card, Tower card, Judgement card, and the High Priestess.

“Tarot is a tool, and as I worked on myself by using Tarot, it helped my Tarot practice grow.” -Rashunda Tramble

 

Topics:

  • Moving into Taurus seasons (0:24)

  • Some of Lindsay’s favorite blog posts from Rashunda (2:06)

  • Rashunda’s experience growing up in Memphis, spiritual journey, and her introduction to the Tarot (7:22)

  • How Rashunda learned the Tarot, resources she used in a largely pre-internet time, the spiral journey of how she came to find her first deck (through an interview subject from Rash’s days as a reporter!), & how she taught herself (14:55)

  • How Rashunda began to give Tarot readings to others (20:39)

  • Rashunda’s writing and blogging journey and how she weaves her beautiful writing with the Tarot (23:24)

  • How Stay Woke Tarot was born, her writing on the concept of #blackgirlmagic, and if there’s a book in her future (27:42)

  • Rashunda’s relationship with the Death card and the Tower card in the Tarot (44:51)

  • Transiting through Judgement (49:29)

  • Her deep, soul work with the High Priestess, both personally and in her work as a Tarot reader (53:41)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Rashunda Tramble:

34. MONTHLY MEDICINE: May is Let There Be Light

This episode is a Monthly Medicine episode, an intuitively channeled forecast for the month of May. The sacred mantra for this month is LET THERE BE LIGHT.

“May is a month of all these different sparks in the dark that will ignite all these new journeys in our lives.”

May is a month of light bearing, of flame keeping, of sparks in the dark that ignite a whole new journey in our lives. It is a month of creativity, new ventures, new loves and New experiences. We have done the work in the cave, in the dark, in the void — now, we are reborn, renewed, refreshed, ready to create from this new place. We’re moving forward with Tarot medicine from the Three of Wands, Queen of Swords, King of Wands, and Six of Cups.

 

Topics:

  • The medicine of Beltane (or Samhain for my folks in the Southern Hemisphere!) and how to honor and celebrate this season (0:24)

  • The mantra of May: Let there be light + how this month will provide us with the perfect platform to create, expand, and evolve. It is a cosmic fresh start (9:02)

  • A Wild Soul Tarot collective reading for the month ahead—the medicine of the month: Three of Wands (25:20)

  • What we’re leaving in April: Queen of Swords (31:48)

  • What we’re moving through in May: King of Wands (34:14)

  • Gentle message from Divine: Six of Cups (37:33)

  • This month’s astrological influences: the medicine of the New Moon in Taurus on May 15th, Uranus shifting into Taurus on May 16th—The Fool centered around Hierophant, and the Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 29th (40:23)

  • The significance of moving from Taurus (THE HIEROPHANT) to Gemini (THE LOVERS) in the month of May (46:05)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

33. The Kings of the Tarot

This episode is a Wild Soul Lesson around The Court Cards with Lindsay — today is all about THE KINGS. We drop into every one of these fiery rulers of the outer realms. This episode explores these archetypes as invitations to step out into our dharma, to activate our courage, and embody our inner fire.

“The Kings are the leaders—that is what makes a king in the Tarot different from any other court card.”

We’re diving deep into the Earth-Fire energy of the King of Pentacles, the Water-Fire energy of the King of Cups, the Air-Fire energy of the King of Swords, and the double fire energy of the King of Wands.

“Any time you pull a King, you’re being asked to take a part of yourself out to someone else.”

 

Topics:

  • Moving from Aries to Taurus + the upcoming Full Moon in Scorpio (0:50)

  • Ungendering The Kings in the Tarot (2:43)

  • The Kings as the leader archetype in the Tarot (4:32)

  • Divorcing the Kings from the patriarchal ideal of leadership (8:01)

  • The King of Pentacles in the Tarot and its connection with the Wheel of Fortune (10:05)

  • The King of Cups in the Tarot (23:46)

  • The King of Swords in the Tarot (27:12)

  • The King of Wands in the Tarot and its connection with the Fool, the Magician, the Emperor, and the Sun (31:58)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

32. The Myth of Manifestation with Corinna Rosella of Rise Up! Good Witch

This episode is a Wild Soul Interview with Corinna Rosella, aka, Rise Up! Good Witch! Corinna is a self-proclaimed 'good magic witch' living in Humboldt County, California. She uses wildcrafted and garden grown herbs to make magical plant medicine, and uses eight years of in-depth tarot insight to tell folks stories about their barriers and setbacks. She is also the host of She is a Tarot reader, teacher, folk herbalist, and host of the Rise Up! Good Witch Podcast.

“We have to acknowledge the fact that there are bigger structures in our world that operate beyond any type of spiritual belief or faith.” -Corinna Rosella

Together we’re diving into using witchcraft as a way to heal and elevate your community, the myth and shadow side of attributing things to manifestation, Corinna’s beautiful relationship with herbal medicine, and of course some Tarot medicine around the Eight of Cups, the Hanged Man, and the Wheel of Fortune.

“You don’t grow and you don’t create without being vulnerable to your own pain.” -Corinna Rosella

 

Topics:

  • Life updates from Lindsay + lessons from a High Priestess / Justice / Strength year and Mercury Retrograde (1:54)

  • Corinna’s Tarot journey — the spiral journey of how she came to find her first deck during her Saturn Return, how she taught herself, and how she began to offer readings (15:07)

  • Where the name Rise Up! Good Witch came from (25:31)

  • The myth and shadow side of manifestation, and how misunderstanding it can create separation and pain, especially within the spiritual community (27:28)

  • The powerful story of how Corinna began to make and connect with herbal medicine (45:18)

  • Transiting through the Eight of Cups (55:56)

  • Understanding the Hanged Man and the Wheel of Fortune (1:02:43)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Corinna Rosella:

31. MONTHLY MEDICINE: April is The Mirror

This episode is a Monthly Medicine episode, an intuitively channeled forecast for the month of April. The sacred mantra for this month is THE MIRROR. April is a month of clearing, of releasing, and of immense, bone-deep reflections. We are looking into our very core this month, opening our eyes to changes, to new opportunities, and to letting go of things that are not serving us.

“We cannot really evolve unless we’re willing to reflect and unless we’re willing to let the external show us and help us to see where it’s time to upgrade.”

The “letting go” in April is massive, and is connected to the great medicine of Mercury Rx — April, and the sign of Aries (The Emperor), represent great expansion, birth, and new growth. What needs to die in order for us to bloom forward? There is some very significant weeding going on in our gardens in the early part of April. We might get no’s when we were hoping to hear yes. We might have to keep waiting. If that’s the case, it is the beginning of a great shift. Life is lifting us out of situations, commitments and paradigms that are not in alignment for us, that our ego might want, but our soul doesn’t. This is a powerful reset. Looking in The Mirror will help us to see new opportunities, to seize our freedom, to get clear on what we want and what we don’t want, and to see who we are becoming, what we are growing into. We get to ask ourselves whether we need to polish our mirror, or whether we keep wishing our mirror reflected something different to us — no matter what, it is a month ripe with opportunities to see, to focus, and to look deeply into ourselves and our lives, all so we can get clear on where we are being guided with deep medicine from the King of Swords, the Devil, the Empress RX, and the Five of Cups.

“We cannot have a birth without a death. To look into a mirror of what is happening externally and internally allows us to be co-creators in that sacred death process.”

 

Topics:

  • Transition from March to April, from Pisces to Aries and how this month’s channeled mantra came through (3:03)

  • The sacred mantra for April is THE MIRROR. How to “look in the mirror” this month, honoring the reflections that are being presented to us during this cycle for our growth, awareness and knowledge. We have a choice: we can either deeply accept what the Mirror shows us, bowing to the wisdom of the moment, or we can begin to polish our mirror, shifting our relationship with ourselves and our lives. (5:43)

  • The medicine and gifts of the Mercury Retrograde in Aries (13:08)

  • April might be a month of active rejections that are actually gifts—letting go and allowing examination in the mirror (15:39)

  • A Wild Soul Tarot collective reading for the month ahead—the medicine of the month: King of Swords (32:34)

  • The medicine of the Full Moon in Libra on March 31st, the New Moon in Aries on April 15th, and the Full Moon in Scorpio on April 29th (33:21)

  • The medicine of the month: King of Swords (39:40)

  • What we’re moving through in April: The Devil (41:54)

  • What we are leaving behind in March: The Empress reversed (47:55)

  • Gentle message from Divine: Five of Cups (49:31)

  • The significance of moving from Aries (THE EMPEROR) to Taurus (THE HIEROPHANT) in the month of April (54:10)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

30. Spring Equinox Magic with Heidi Rose Robbins

This episode is a very special Wild Soul Interview with astrologer, Heidi Rose Robbins, to honor the Spring Equinox! Heidi is an esoteric astrologer, poet, podcaster and leader of Radiant Life Retreats. As a poet, Heidi has shared her original work at two TedX events in Los Angeles. Her poetry book, This Beckoning Ceaseless Beauty, was published in 2013 to enthusiastic reviews. The Radiance Project, her new podcast, combines her love of astrology, poetry, and good company.

“The moment that we begin to look out into the world and decide that we have something to give and that we want to help another grow, we have entered the realm of soul.” -Heidi Rose Robbins

Today we’re connecting to Tarot a little bit, but we’re mostly diving into astrology—what it means to practice soul-centered astrology, balancing “future” readings and free will, challenging aspects of a chart, and working with astrological charts and elements intergenerationally.

“Astrology is the dance of your free will meeting a really powerful map.” -Heidi Rose Robbins

 

Topics:

  • Welcoming Spring, Ostara, and the Spring Equinox (0:24)

  • How Heidi became immersed in astrology as a young child, and how she became introduced to it by her father (6:52)

  • What does it mean to offer soul-centered astrology — how Heidi learned, taught herself, developed a practice and began to lead beautiful retreats (14:40)

  • Working with “the future” and balancing free will in astrology readings (18:22)

  • Heidi’s journey to reading astrology professionally (24:05)

  • Leading people through astrology embodiment (25:25)

  • Challenging and medicinal aspects of Heidi’s own astrological chart (30:23)

  • Heidi’s journey with Tarot, and how she became introduced to it (35:01)

  • A little astrological medicine around Aries, Taurus, and the Spring Equinox (40:08)

  • Working with astrological charts intergenerationally (48:22)

  • Heidi’s poetry work (53:53)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

 

More from Heidi Rose Robbins:

29. The Queens, The High Priestess & The Empress of the Tarot

“The High Priestess, the Empress, and the queens are not necessarily women. They represent an archetypal frequency that invites us into ourselves.”

This episode is a continued Wild Soul Lesson around The Court Cards with Lindsay — today is all about THE QUEENS. We drop into every one of these watery rulers of the inner realms, and dive into the medicine of THE HIGH PRIESTESS and THE EMPRESS. This episode explores all six of these archetypes as invitations into our intuitive knowing, into self trust, and receiving. We also spend a little time on the energy of the upcoming New Moon in Pisces! It’s a good one.

“If we are not taking that space to receive, it can be hard to be consistent as an intuitive.”
 

Topics:

  • New Moon in Pisces - a reclamation of childhood magic (1:50)

  • The invitation of the queens of the Tarot, the High Priestess, and the Empress (3:32)

  • The Empress (5:35)

  • The High Priestess (7:29)

  • The archetype of the Queens in the Tarot, the inner realm, and the element of water (9:27)

  • The Queen of Swords: the cave of boundaries, sacred communication, and deep protection of self (21:52)

  • The Queen of Cups: the cave of mystery, the deepest part of the heart, and the deepest part of the self (27:17)

  • The Queen of Wands: the cave of magic, sexuality, and intuition—the witch of the Tarot (32:30)

  • The Queen of Pentacles: the cave of the body (37:40)

  • The connection of the High Priestess and the Empress with the queens of the Tarot (43:43)

 

Tarot Resources mentioned:

28. The Flaming Skull with Nicole Mayefske of Big Mouth Tarot

This episode is a Wild Soul Interview with Nicole Mayefske, aka Big Mouth Tarot! Nicole is a Twin Cities-based queer Tarot reader and Reiki I practitioner. Nicole is an extraordinary writer, an exceptional reader, and a magnificent human being — it was such a joy to have her on the podcast.

“I love Tarot for the very you do you aspect of it.” -Nicole Mayefske

In this episode we’re digging into all the things—from the need to create a Tarot director of readers across the country (which Nicole is now working on!) to burnout as a Tarot reader with some powerful Tarot medicine around The Sun, The Tower, and the Queen of Wands, and the importance creating a Tarot learning and reading environment on your own terms.

“Some of the best ways I’ve learned some of the Tarot cards is pulling them during very traumatic parts in my life.” -Nicole Mayefske

 

Topics:

  • The Tarot scene in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cities area + how there needs to be a Tarot directory for the readers across the country (6:50)

  • Her Tarot journey — how she came to find her first deck, how she taught herself, and how she chose her teachers (14:20)

  • Burn out, day jobs, and the importance of boundaries with Tarot readings (29:15)

  • Coming to Tarot and learning the Tarot in your own way vs. getting caught up in the ritual and “dogma” of how you’re “supposed to” do it (36:46)

  • Nicole’s written posts about the Tarot (46:00)

  • Transiting through The Sun card (55:50)

  • Chariot vs. The Tower card of the year (58:25)

  • Developing an understanding for The Hanged Man, The Moon, Temperance, and Wheel of Fortune (1:05:13)

  • Medicine story for the Queen of Wands and her connection with Vasilisa (1:12:37)

  • Using pop culture references in Tarot readings (1:20:12)

 

"Vasilisa the Beautiful" by Ivan Bilibin

"Vasilisa the Beautiful" by Ivan Bilibin