The Archetypal Tarot Podcast
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May 22, 2019
Aloha listeners!  We have some BIG news for you.  Things are changing up around the Archetypal Tarot Podcast! We’ll explain.  It’ll be cool.  Stay till the end of the show to find out how you can participate. 
 
Thanks for listening! 
 
You’ve just heard about our transition to a reading based podcast with Cyndera I bet you are excited to get a reading!  If you are already a Patron - just send Cyndera your question by email to  tarotpodcast@gmail.com  If you aren’t a Patron yet - well what are you waiting for!?  Just go to tiny.cc/tarot to sign up.  Or Google Archetypal Tarot Podcast and land yourself on our podcast site. It’s super easy to sign up and receive so many cool Patron bonuses for less than the price of a cappuccino! 
 
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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
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
 
Connect with Cyndera and Julienne on social media to share your thoughts and ideas about the meaning of the High Priestess. 
 
 
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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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Unlocking the Arcana with Angelo Nasios

Unlocking the Arcana with Angelo Nasios

August 20, 2016

Temperance: Interview with Angelo Nasios

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Cyndera Quackenbush interviews Angelo Nasios, author of the book Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana.Temperance is the card under discussion; a card whose angel symbolizes the "middle way" path as a solution between extremes. The need for this in today's culture, a political and lifestyle landscape of polarities, is explored with an eye on the upcoming election (some cussing ensues naturally as a result!). Angelo and Cyndera also take a deeper look into how tarot works, identifying spiritual and psychological components in its understanding.

The Tower & Embracing the Grace of Change

The Tower & Embracing the Grace of Change

December 11, 2015

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This month Julienne is in conversation with Archetypal Counselor, Spiritual Director and film buff, Jim Curtan. Jim and Julienne discuss some of their favorite topics - Archetypes and Movies. They focus on the Tower card in particular and the many aspects of change that it symbolizes. They discuss the good, the bad, the scary and as well as the grace that change can bring when we fully allow ourselves to grieve the loss of the past and dive into what the change brings us. They also discuss the Tower card in relationship to popular films such as The Hunger Games, Castaway, Inside Out and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Jim has just released a self-guided audio workshop called Embracing the Grace of Change using the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as a contemplation on the choices and opportunities presented by the kinds of change that the Tower card can present.

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The Woo Woo Episode

The Woo Woo Episode

September 11, 2015

Julienne and Cyndera are back to the closet (aka Archetypal Tarot's secret headquarters) for an in-depth discussion on superstition and all-around "woo-woo," which the urban dictionary defines as “unfounded or ludicrous beliefs.” After using these terms in a few podcasts, they received an email from a listener asking just why they are so down on anything 'woo-woo' or superstitious. Always happy to hear from listeners and taking this question to heart (and mind), J and C clarify what they mean by superstitious and philosophize on the subject of the tarot, astrology and other systems as both sacred and important learning tools for discernment. The podcast incorporates feedback from Twitter followers, the esteemed "Uncle Carl" (Jung) and contemporary idea guy Seth Godin among others.

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Artemis: The Moon, Transitions and the Indomitable Spirit

Artemis: The Moon, Transitions and the Indomitable Spirit

June 19, 2015

Quickie Edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast! (Quickie Editions are 30 mins or less)

  In the last podcast on The Moon we discussed being lost and the creative process in relation to the Artist archetype. In this podcast we delve into another aspect of this shadowy archetypal stage - the feminine archetype of deep knowing, agency and connection to nature. Artemis, also known as the Goddess of the Moon, the Hunt, Midwifery and Wilderness. 

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The World - True Balance and Connection

The World - True Balance and Connection

July 20, 2013

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. ~TS Eliot

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Finally we reach the culmination of this heroic journey with card 21 –The World! In this last of the regularly scheduled podcast series, Julienne and Cyndera discuss beginnings, endings, rebirth, transformation and fulfillment. After all these trials and tribulations of the hero's journey, we now come to know true balance and connection to our destiny looking back across our past and forward into the future. We feel the benefit of the journey thus far and see that our evolution is not just for ourselves but for the good of others. From this stage onward, our sense of risk is different because we have a greater understanding of the richness of life and recognize both the strength and space to hold challenge and loss as well as joy in the days to come. Full show notes and references

Judgement - Redemption, Evolution and Our True Calling

Judgement - Redemption, Evolution and Our True Calling

June 18, 2013

With a trumpet blare and a scene depicting people rising from graves as shown in Judgement - card number 20 of the Tarot, Julienne and Cyndera discuss how the hero of our journey is called to leave the old behind – not just Death and those stages in between.

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This penultimate edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast sees Judgement as a stage of the rebirth process where one is asked to call the old selves back up and with it the old stories to release their particular hold on us and see them in a new light. Through the lessons and experiences of the journey we can now judge what best action should be taken and rise up to the challenges to embrace our life and answer the greater 'Calls' of our life beyond the egoic or the mundane. We see now our true calling is in every breath of our lives playing out in every moment.

Julienne regales us with how this story of redemption and evolution is played out poignantly in the 2012 epic film Cloud Atlas with the compelling stories of lives interwoven over 500 years.

Cyndera relays how the academy award winning documentary "Searching for Sugarman" captures the essence of a true calling held within the Judgement card. Throughout the podcast the ideas of redemption, evolution and levels of change effect how we see our true calling. Full show notes with links and references

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