The Archetypal Tarot Podcast
Can a reading fix your life?

Can a reading fix your life?

March 21, 2019
 
 If you are a regular listener you will know our guest for this episode. Melissa Cynova is first and foremost a bad ass of Tarot.  She been slinging tarot cards for 30 years -  her first book from Llewelyn press Kitchen Table Tarot is a must read for noobs and experts alike.  This is her 3rd time on the podcast because we love her so much (did I mention she is a bad ass?) and we are celebrating the publication of her new book, Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life.  Just get it. You can connect with her on the Instagrams or her website: melissacynova.com
 
And here is my conversation with Melissa. 

 
***WARNING*** We swear a lot in this episode.
 
Some stuff we talk about:
Melissa’s new book, Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life.
Ghost Dog the Way of the Warrior
Cheryl Strayed, Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert 
Gen X whininess 
 
We know you could have done something else with the last 40ish minutes  of your life but we are SO glad you spent it with us.  
 
We highly encourage you to connect with Melissa on Instagram and yes, get her book!  Available at fine stores everywhere -but the vandalized copy available from her website is the best.  MelissaCynova.com  
 
If you are listening to this in March of 2019 look for a post on Instagram and Facebook for a chance to win a copy. 
 
Big mahalos to our Patrons: Sara, Geneva, Richard, Peter,  Rash,  Alli,  & Yvonne!  Thank you!  your support makes all this happen  & you make us smile every day! 
 
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Theme music by: The Lunar Group
Body Image & Archetypes

Body Image & Archetypes

February 10, 2019
Body Image & Archetypes a conversation with Richard Cox & Nicole Schnackenberg
 
This episode is a conversation about archetype and body image with Nicole Schnackenburg & Richard Cox.  We discuss their philosophy and exploration of the underlying meanings beneath body image struggles. 
 
Subjects discussed include: The archetype of the Witch, the fairytale The Snow Queen , super hero films, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and more. 
Nicole Schnackenberg is a psychotherapist, a 200-hour yoga teacher, a Director of the Yoga in Healthcare Alliance (YiHA), and a trainee child psychologist at the Tavistock in London. She currently divides her time between her doctoral studies, her position as a trustee of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation, and her work with YiHA. She has authored a book on body image struggles: False Bodies, True Selves: Moving Beyond Appearance-Focused Identity Struggles and Returning to the True Self and co-edited a book on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Reflections on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Stories of Courage, Determination and Hope.
Richard Cox a student on non-dualism and runs groups and one to one sessions exploring consciousness. He hosts a podcast principally looking at the intersection of spirituality and therapy (with occasional digressions). He developed a program called Unbreaking the Mirror to explore a Consciousness based approach to engaging with body image distress.
 

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2019 Connectivity, Imagination & Relationship

2019 Connectivity, Imagination & Relationship

January 11, 2019
As a part of their annual New Year tradition, Cyndera and Julienne drew a tarot card as a focus for us for the coming year.  The result was a hilarious surprise because it was:  The High Priestess!  A card and archetype that was much discussed in 2018 and seems to be sticking around for the next year as well.  They further unravel this mysterious feminine archetype in a conversation that ranges from Dr. Who, patriotism & patriarchy, process & productivity to The Blessed Mother and rites of passage.  And probably a bit of foul language too.  
 
What is the High Priestess as a Verb? 
Connectivity, Imagination & Relationship
 
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The Tears of Father Christmas: A Holiday Fable

The Tears of Father Christmas: A Holiday Fable

December 16, 2018

To wrap up 2018 we present to you an original holiday fable written and read by our very own Cyndera Quakenbush. We hope you enjoy this short story and send you wishes for holidays filled with connection, peace, happiness, laughter and tasty treats! Gud Yule! Merry Christmas! Happy Solstice! Feliz Navidad! Mele Kalikimaka!

 

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The Premonition Code

The Premonition Code

October 23, 2018
This episode features a conversation about the crossroads of science and intuition in the brand new book: The Premonition Code: How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life
 
Science combines with spirituality in this revolutionary new book as best-selling dream author and Cambridge University academic Theresa Cheung joins forces with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Julia Mossbridge, and together they explain and examine scientific research showing that sensing the future is possible and that it is not set in stone.
 
The Premonition Code is available now and you can access the companion website ThePremonitionCode.com for in-depth information, training and testing of your pre-cognative skills. Yes YOUR precognitive skills!
 
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Archetypes of the Masculine & Feminine

Archetypes of the Masculine & Feminine

September 15, 2018
It’s tempting to assign gender to the Archetypes of Masculine & Feminine but this is often a folly because no matter what you outwardly identify with the most we all have qualities of the Masculine and Feminine or as Carl Jung puts it the Anima and Animus.  
 
This topic is ginormous but Cyndera and Julienne focus on how these archetypes show up in the major arcana.  Julienne parses out several sets based on themes of how the archetypes manifest in the world and as usual the conversation ranges from the personal to the political and how we can use the mythology of tarot for a better understanding of ourselves and our world.  
 
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Julienne’s sets of the Major Arcana for contemplation of the Masculine & Feminine Archetypes. 
 
Androgynous (Containing both at once organically)
  • Justice
  • World
  • Temperance
  • Judgement
 
Male 
  • Hierophant
  • Chariot
  • Emperor
  • Magician 
 
Female 
  • Empress
  • Priestess
  • Star
  • Strength
 
Dualistic (containing both but with distinction between the two) 
  • Devil 
  • Lovers
  • Tower
 
Open Masculine (Externally masculine but requiring aspects of feminine interiority.)
  • Hanged Man 
  • Hermit 
  • Fool 
 
Open Feminine (Externally feminine but requiring aspects of masculinity)
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Wheel 
 
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Theme music by: The Lunar Group 
Balance and Healing with Archetypes & Essential Oil

Balance and Healing with Archetypes & Essential Oil

August 12, 2018
Aloha! We have been on a bit of a summer sabbatical but we are back and excited to get this episode out to you!   As ever we invite you to be part of making the podcast magic happen by joining our Patron team! Just visit tiny.cc/tarot for more information. 
 
This episode features a conversation with Barb Kurkas Lee. Barb is a certified clinical aromatherapist and archetypal consultant.  Her service is to partner with people to help them nurture and connect to their inner lives.  Check out her very cool blog and info on her service at barbkl.com.  
 
We discuss her work which combines archetypal discovery with essentail oils to help balance and heal.  Our conversation ranges to various archetypes such as the Victim, the Mother, the Alchemist, Healer and more.  Toward the end of the show Julienne and Barb celebrate practices which feed the soul and encourage listeners to discover and keep doing the things that feed their soul even if they seem silly - all the better!
 
More on Barb Kurkas Lee:
Barb creates specific essential oil blends to support people as they connect to their soul’s compass. By learning our soul’s contract in working the archetypes, we find inner sustenance and peace.  The interior work for a person is a labor of love. Barb’s education as a masters prepared nurse, retired nurse midwife, experience in other areas of healthcare, and hospice bring a deep dimensional witnessing of a soul’s journey on earth. Her ability to assist people and groups in their own labor of love is one of her callings.
Visit her website: https://barbkl.com/
Connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbkl/
 
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Tarot, Music, Mental Health & Meh

Tarot, Music, Mental Health & Meh

June 27, 2018

Our guest for this episode is Ste McCabe otherwise known as The Tarot Cat. Ste is a tarot reader, synth-punk musician and counsellor. He has just published Tarot Makes Music - a limited edition magazine that explores the connections between tarot, music and creativity. Our conversation ranged from tarot (of course) music, belief, superstition, mental health and those tarot readings that just kinda fall flat and have you saying “Meh”.

 
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More about Ste McCabe aka The Tarot Cat:
 
The Tarot Cat is Ste McCabe, a tarot-reading counsellor, musician and writer living in Scotland. Ste began reading tarot in 2005 shortly after his dad died and found the symbolism to be a powerful tool in getting him through bereavement. He began his counselling training around the same time and uses tarot as a tool to help guide others through difficulties with compassionate, artistic exploration; his speciality is beautifully written email readings. His magazine, Tarot Makes Music, is the quirky and fascinating result of his research into connections between tarot, alternative music and creativity. Get a reading by The Tarot Cat via his website and grab a copy of Tarot Makes Music from his Etsy shop!
 
Twitter @TheTarotCat
 
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The Lowdown on the High Priestess

The Lowdown on the High Priestess

May 9, 2018

Our first ever triple header - super extra bonus size podcast - all about the High Priestess! Over 2 hours of wisdom from some of our favorite people, Rashunda Tramble and Melissa Cynova.

What in the world does this mysterious figure  have to do with these crazy times we are living in? How do we hold things as sacred in daily life?    We ask two very wise women their take on this and more.  
 
Part 1 is Cyndera and I starting things off. Pop culture references abound!  Who knew that this stoic character could be seen in The Matrix, Too Wong Foo, Star Wars, The Dark Crystal, Never Ending Story and more...
 
Part 2 of the Low Down on the High Priestess is a conversation with Rashunda Tramble of Stay Woke Tarot.  Rash is an African-American immigrant living in Zurich, Switzerland . If you haven’t already, check out her website and blog at staywoketarot.com, where you can book mp3 audio file and in-person / video readings. Follow her on Instagram @StayWokeTarot.
 
Part 3 is a dialogue with author and card slinger Melissa of Little Fox Tarot.  She been slinging tarot cards and teaching classes since 1989. She can be found in the St. Louis area and online for personal readings, parties and beginner and advanced tarot classes. Her first book, Kitchen Table Tarot was released in 2017. Her next book Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life will be out February 2019. You can find her at LittleFoxTarot.com 
 
Go ahead and schedule a reading – she already knows you want one.
 
We know you could have done something else with the last 2 hours of your life but we are SO glad you spent it with us.  Be sure to check out our guests Rash at StayWorkeTarot.com and Melissa at LittleFox.Tarot.com and  Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 
 
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Theme music by: The Lunar Group 
Saturn in Capricorn

Saturn in Capricorn

March 17, 2018

Part 2 of Julienne's conversation with Archetypal Astrologer Shawn Nygaard.  Their conversation focuses on the archetypal symbolism and history the upcoming Saturn in Capricorn in 2020. 

Find more info on Shawn on his website:  https://www.imagineastrology.com/

Saturn in Capricorn - echoes of the slave trade 

"There is nothing more satisfying, more gratifying than true adulthood." - Toni Morrison 

Subtopics include:

  • Thresholds
  • Capricorn
  • The Handmaids Tale
  • Black Panther
  • Ancient Babylonia