Daily Dose #4 The Empress

Daily Dose #4 The Empress

      Its another day and another image feature! Time is ticking away quickly and as I sat down to manage the City Mystic • Paris Kickstarter campaign today I was reminded of all that went into getting City Mystic • New York off the ground. In true Throwback Thursday fashion, before we look at the Empress I thought it was a perfect opportunity to honor the essence of the Empress by remembering the very Empress-esque energy that’s gone into bringing the City Mystic project to life… let’s take a short journey through time as we prime our minds and psyches for the message of the Empress today!             The Empress Montmartre being the creative center of Paris houses some of the world’s most beautiful and progressive street art. World-famous street artist Akiza, with a gallery close by on Rue Tholozé, has several fascinating images coloring the neighborhood of gritty black and white child-like figures. This one happened to be situated perfectly next to the profile of what could be received as the quintessential modern Parisian woman: sleek, poised, refined, strong and tough enough to brave the city streets each and every day. Another gallery artist from further down Rue Tholozè creates paintings rooted in the broken glass shards still held together delicately in the display window.  Sitting atop it all is another face of the Parisian Empress, a sculpture found on the Alexander Bridge by sculptor Gustave Michel. Her name is La France Conteporaine, also know as woman, and she represents the ideal representation of well-to-do ladies of France from the late...
Daily Dose #3 The High Priestess

Daily Dose #3 The High Priestess

I’m back with another Daily Dose! Today we’ll have 2 cards featured so check back for the second post soon! I’m back from an incredibly fun, busy weekend in San Jose, CA. The Bay Area Tarot Symposium was a wonderful experience filled with beautiful connections, new friendships and an ever-expanding path for City Mystic! I’m pleased to announce that City Mystic • New York is now carried by Devera Publishing and Distribution and can also be found in the Sacred Well book store in Oakland, CA. Hooray! Let’s get down to business… Today we move further into our experience of Tarot through the eyes of Paris… and we come to a very special phase along our journey, the High Priestess.   High Priestess Paris is a city that is steeped in pride and self-celebration. The Hotel DeVille, sitting at the edge of the Marias along side the River Sienne, is the ultimate culmination of this energy. Littered in statues representing heroes of Paris past, the building is crowned with the stern, flowing fertile statue sitting atop the large grand clock in the very center of the building called, simply, Paris. She represents the depth, beauty, fortitude and magick of the very city herself, encompassing the passion of her people. Her majestic qualities are highlighted in combination with a very different architectural structure found in the Montmartre cemetery. It is the door to someone’s final resting place, and it depicts the sStar of David along with four symbols wrapped around representative of the four worlds of the Tree of Life- Atziluth or the world of Archetypes, Briah, or the creative...
Daily Dose #2 The Magician

Daily Dose #2 The Magician

Hi Friends! I’m *literally* writing you from the City Mystic booth at the beloved Bay Area Tarot Symposium because I PROMISED Daily Doses of City Mystic • Paris and I meant my promise #city #mystic #newyork #paris #live in #Sanjose for #bayarea #tarot #symposium #sfbats super #fun #geek out #session going on here! So wonderful to see some familiar faces from #readersstudio #rs15 #nyc and meet some #Facebook and #Instagram #friends in the flesh ? you don’t have to be here to pick up a #copy of #citymysticnewyork but if you’ve been wanting one I encourage you to place an #order on my website www.ginniejester.com asap before they’re gone… Between #kickstarter for the Paris deck and this wonderful convention they might be gone before you know it ???⚡️☀️? A photo posted by Ginnie Jester (@ginniejester) on Aug 15, 2015 at 1:11pm PDT   Aptly, today we focus our lens on the Magician. So without further adieu, here she is: The artist Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) cast a series of nude bronze sculptures placed in the Tuileries, one of which is the Nymph. She is the most playful, most knowing-eyed of the trio nestled within a path of tall shrubs just below the grand palace entry. Josep Pla once said of Maillol, “These archaic ideas, Greek, were the great novelty Maillol brought into the tendency of modern sculpture. What you need to love from the ancients is not the antiquity, it is the sense of permanent, renewed novelty, that is due to the nature and reason.” Combined with this flavor of ancient permanence is the truth and fruit of modern Parisian culture: street...
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...
Psychic Protection and Grounding

Psychic Protection and Grounding

Hello Friends! Things around here at Magnum Opus have been off to a tremendously Chariot-esque start for 2014. It is appropriately so since we are officially in the Year of the Chariot! My mailbox has been FULL of questions since the Winter Solstice, and one of the most common questions is: “Do you know of any way to psychically protect myself from attack or negative entities?” and/or “Do you ever get lower level energies messing with your Tarot readings?” Both of these questions are really wonderful questions that beg answering on a practical level. Rather than re-write my responses in fifty different messages, I decided I would record a video instead.     Also, learn about : *The four different methods of reading Tarot *Why its important to work very carefully with strictly-intuitive readings *How to “ground in” before readings or spiritual work Make sure you subscribe to my Free Astrology Foundations Crash Course to get special discounts, my monthly Newsletter, and to keep up with the latest free content and classes from Magnum Opus!     Much Love Fellow Seekers! Ginnie Jester        ...
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...