Mercury Retrograde Shipping Delays

Mercury Retrograde Shipping Delays

    Hi Friends! I hope you are making the most of these wild times! Happy birthday to all you Libras out there! As you may know, we are amidst a Mercury Retrograde while approaching the Aries Full Moon eclipse. The energy around us is shaking things up and some of us are feeling a bit like we are in a Tower situation… one that is mixed with really wonderful prospects as well as many painful realizations. Hang in there, the energies ease up substantially nexty week. Take this weekend as a true finalization of material from long ago, a bit like a Judgement experience in Tarot terms. Some potentially helpful advice: whatever is bothering you, if something is bothering you, has come to a close. Its time to see it as part of you that needs to be released. Let it go and get ready for your new life to begin fully. We’ve all been through a massive transformation. Take a breath. Give a breath. Let the next chapter begin.   As we move into these energies I have some practical updates about City Mystic • New York Poker Edition and the Collector’s Edition of City Mystic • Paris… There is an official Mercury Retrograde Shipping Delay at work! The shipping date of October 1st is unfortunately going to be pushed back until November 1st. In addition to several life situations that have suddenly cropped up taking huge chunks of time out of my work schedule, my hard drive and motherboard both crashed last week at the onset of Mercury Retrograde. Thankfully, its being repaired and I will...
Magnum Opus Spring Update

Magnum Opus Spring Update

Spring is charging along, in true Aries fashion, and much is happening behind the scenes at Magnum Opus! Despite much planning and enthusiasm, we have decided not to pursue a full Gypsy Bus tour, and have opted, instead, to participate in a small West Coast tour of selected music and consciousness festivals. We’ve decided to utilize the funds we saved and built for a project much closer to our hearts- our very first photographic Tarot deck! Here’s a little Teaser of the completed Major Arcana… (btw, you can work with these when we work together this season… read below to find out how and where) In late February/ early March, the Magnum Opus team (myself, Ginnie Jester, and graphic designer Chris Hopkins of Good Choice Design) packed our bags and became bi-coastal! It was the beginning of a project we have utterly fallen in love with (and we hope you do too!)- our very first Magnum Opus Tarot deck! Currently, we’ve completed the Major Arcana portion, which we will be performing Consciousness readings with in the style of Integrative-Occult Tarot (along with two other staple decks- Rider-Waite and Thoth) this season on our festival tour! Our first stop on the tour is Lucidity in Santa Barbara, CA. I’ll be offering three different kinds of Tarot readings in exchange for donations. If you’ve been eagerly waiting for a Magnum Opus reading with me and plan on being at Lucidity, please stop by! I’d love to connect and read for you! I’m bringing three decks with me, and will be offering one type of reading for each deck: Schedule and Readings...
AstroTAROT ’14 Forecast

AstroTAROT ’14 Forecast

This week Magnum Opus delves deep into the archetypal mysteries through the dual portal of Astrology and Tarot. Based on the correspondence system set forth by the Golden Dawn, we peer into the major transits of 2014 through their Tarot counterparts. We define the energetic pulse of the year Numerologically and describe several angles of these archetypal ballets. This episode is a multi-media archetypal extravaganza! Not to be missed. Last year’s show proved to be terribly helpful (it will be reposed soon- the entire cast is migrating from podomatic where it was audio only. All previous episodes are being re-mastered in video, so stay tuned!). Card images used are of the Rider-Waite[-Smith] deck. All photos are property of Ginnie Jester. Copyrighted Photos can be found on my Etsy shop!https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmpressHouse Music by: Beacon, Bjork, and The...
Sex, Feminism and the Counter Culture- Part 2: Perspective

Sex, Feminism and the Counter Culture- Part 2: Perspective

As the conversation on Feminism (gender equality) in the Counter Culture (ANYthing outside of the Establishment) rages on, now seems a good time to step back and glean understanding from an archetypal point of view. This week we discuss what’s happening in the sky, and in the numbers, and in the cards… The most fun and fascinating piece of this episode for me was reviewing the Qabbalistic Tree of Life reading I conducted on December 12, 2013, weeks before the situation exploded, and subsequently went subterranean. One thing is for sure; this dialogue between the masculine and feminine has only begun to unfold in this most action-packed 2014 year ahead! Do enjoy, and if you enjoy, please rate, comment and share these videos. Of course, as the seed spreads, so too does the...
Magnum Opus Podcast Episode #12

Magnum Opus Podcast Episode #12

Astrology pushes us forward, or tugs, depending on perspective. A grand water trine in the sky touches on our psychic energy, intuition, relationships and spirituality. The Leo/Aquarius axis brings light to the heart and profound clarity in quick strikes and flashes. But HOW do we take this and plug it into our lives and circumstances, how do we start to make a choice about which direction to head in next? Listen, open your heart, and illuminate.     Music by Yeasayer- Tightrope and Mutemath- Collapse Heart Sutra Reading from : http://www.dharmabliss.org/audio/heartsutra-engtext.htm Heart Opening Yoga Poses: http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/anatomical_focus/heart Heart Opening Meditation by Alaya Love: http://entheois.bandcamp.com/track/alaya-love-heart-breath-meditation-a-432-hz For readings, classes and apprenticeships, visit...
Magnum Opus Podcast Episode 11

Magnum Opus Podcast Episode 11

In this episode of the Magnum Opus Podcast, let’s take the time to learn the basics of how to bridge Tarot with Astrology to understand your natal chart and transits. Utilizing the cards in this way, you can get insight, guidance, direction and deep understanding of your inner motives as well as the external forces drawing you in one direction or another. Through this practice, usually done once a month, you can begin to understand the universal cycles that are affecting you, and which choices might be best for you at this time given the energy bodies at play. Download your free instructional e-book below to cast your chart now! Listen to the...