Seeing the Solar Eclipse with the Dragon Eye

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The Dragon eye is a symbol of dragon power. The very word dragon, in the original Greek drakon, was derived from a root meaning ‘see clearly’. For the powers of their sight, dragons were often engaged as guardians, for example the 100-headed Ladon, protecting the golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides for the goddess Hera.
 
The eyes of dragons were also considered as very dangerous, their glance often lethal. Those going out to confront a dragon usually were warned to avoid looking the dragon in the eyes, so as not to be turned into stone are be killed on the spot.
 
We see in the Greek root ‘to see clearly’ more of a reference (and reverence) to the dragon’s superiority in seeing things in a much wider perspective than we, due to their great wisdom, gained in their long lives, but also due to their detachment from human affairs.
 
In the Starlight Dragon Tarot, we emphasise this on several levels:
– the eyes are an al pervading symbol throughout the deck; this applies especially to the pip cards, many of which show no dragon figures. But do pay attention and you will see dragon eyes lurking, gazing at you, assessing you in practically all of the cards.
 
See above a collage of some of these eyes, which we use in our presentations of the deck.
 
But we also included in the deck an extra card “The Eye” (see above) as a Major  without number.
 
This card can be used if different ways: if it comes out in a reading it is a very strong hint that you need “to see clearly” n the matter you are enquiring about. This means, to look beyond your immediate concerns and from a position of detachment, the long view, a circumspect view. Ask yourself what you refused to see so far.
In readings and other practices of self-exploration you might also take out this card as a witness and guide to your interpretation of your cards.
 
The Solar Eclipse is also about seeing. Because the sun is eclipsed we see things in the shadow, which are usually invisible or in the background because we see what is in the sunshine. I will use this time tomorrow to see clearly with the help of the Starlight Dragons that which is hidden by the bright sun-light and which I need to perceive and to act upon in order to advance.
 
I will take out the “Eye” card and immerse myself into it.
Then I will draw as many cards from the shuffled deck as I feel I need and will lay them out face down under the Eye, having considered my concern while shuffling and paying the cards. I will do this well before the time of the eclipse and leave all the cards. At the time of the eclipse, I will return to my cards and my concern and while keeping in my mind I will touch the Eye card lightly and allow it to move and select up to 3 cards. These three cards will have the message for me.
 
 

World-Tarotday 2017

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To celebrate World Tarot Day 2017 we offer our visionary Starlight Dragon Tarotdeck from Thursday May 25th to Sunday, May 28th midnight with a 10% discount.
On our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/de/shop/NoraHuszkaArts enter coupon code worldtarotday17 on checkout.
If ordering from Germany you wish to pay per bank account, please contact steph.engert@starlight-dragon-press.eu.
 
May the dragons guide and protect you.

ARKARTIA – a New World for Tarot & Magick – KICKSTARTER LIVE NOW

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Have you ever dreamt of a tarot-online meeting place which lets you experience tarot directly in a world of its own? Did you imagine a tarot world of the highest imaginary level enabled by cutting edge technology to allow our world wide community to meet, to inspire one another, to exchange our work, learn and play in an endless dream which is nevertheless real enough?
Today you will see it for the first time, when my teachers, colleagues and friends Tali Goodwin and Marcus Katz, well-known tarot teachers and bestselling authors, always good for a surprise In tarot innovation, launch their Kickstarter campaign for Arkartia and the Tarotwayfarer.

 

Pay a visit now!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tarotwayfarer/1569086975?token=32915d31

Enjoy the graphical wonders in which leading tarot designer Ciro Marchetti brings to life various locations and subworlds of Arkartia. Open yourself to their attractions and their charms, soon you will feel at home and wish you could stay already.
Arkartia will have it all – from card readings, games, study material and discussion,meeting places and deep tarot experiences, such as our Gated Spreads each now set in its inspiring scenery.

Through the Tarotwayfarer App and its Augmented Reality capability this amazing tarot world comes even together with our everyday world.
Like a living organism, Arkartia remains open to social media and especially future developments – ready to accommodate ever more tarot wayfarers, their great ideas, contents and offerings, new experiences and vistas, It grows with the community and our enthusiasm. It will be our world!
The project is supported by the major tarot publishers.
I am pledging for this remarkable, unique, promising project right now. Please, follow me to Arkartia to see its wonders and pledge as well:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tarotwayfarer/1569086975?token=32915d31

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The Hierophant

Recently we started focussing on the Hierophant and what he has to say to us. We chose him has a emblem for our TarotCon. This coincides not just with the ‘season’ of the zodiacal sign of Taurus, to which the Hierophant corresponds, but also with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a thrilling new tarot-project – the Tarot Wayfarer (starting May 1st). On the “journey towards the journey’ up till now and on to May 1st, various hints have been dropped on “the Rose Key – Mystery” and our Hierophant card is part of it! See Dragons in the Starlight for intriguing hints.

Meanwhile, Nora and I revealed some of the mysteries encapsulated in our card in a video in or series Tarot Talks with the Starlight Dragons.

TarotCon DE 2017

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On May 6th you have the opportunity to get two in-depth experiences with the Starlight Dragon Tarot on the TarotCon in Solingen, Germany and to meet the creators of the deck, Steph Engert and Nora Huszka. We will provide a bref workshop “Mythic Journey” with our dragons. Our colleague and friend Monique Cee presents “Rituals with Tarotcards” and chose the Starlight Dragon deck for its magical quallities!

Here is our poster for the event, presided over by the Hierophant:

 

Presentations/Workshops on
– Tarosophy Methods for Card Readings – even for total novices (Silke Schorn, Tarosophy Ass.)
– Tarot and Druidry (Saga Greenwood, OBOD, Tarosophy Ass.)
– Encountering the Starlight Dragon Deck
— Ritual with Tarotcards (Monique Cee, Tarosophy Ass.)
— Mythic Journey Gated Spread (Steph Engert & Nora Huszka, Tarosophy Ass).
– Meeting the Dark Goddess (Daniela Abend, Tarosophy Ass).
– Skype Session with Tali Goodwin and Marcus Katz on the Wayfare

The conference is in German, we can provide English ‘private’ translation for a small number of participants.
Tickets available from the website below (30 EUR). Please book until 29th April.

Any questions, contact steph.engert@starlight-dragon-press.eu

Happy Spring Equinox!

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With the ingress of the Sun into Aries, spring begins. We wish all our readers and supporters adventurous and beneficial new beginnings.

The card for this day is our Emperor:

 

The Emperor inspires our new beginnings with his fiery nature and his directed will, inclding the will to take responsibility for our domain. If you start to consider your domain you will be surprised how much belongs to it.

Our card design reminds us of Asian rulers, many of whom consider themselvs descendants from dragons. Our dragon carries an ornate building on its head. Rulers have often being associated with building and buildings have been erected by rulers to in the memories of people. In Egypt, the very title Pharao derives from the word “Great House” – and this related to building on the mundane level as much as on the spiritual.

The Sun in Pisces: Our Moon Card

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As the Sun has recently passed into Pisces, we share today a snippet on the Pisces card, XVIII The Moon, from my book “Travelling with the Starlight Dragons” (forthcoming):

We find ourselves on a dark and misty night, weakly illuminated by the Moon on a desolate shore by the sea. We are all alone. Adjusting to the scene, we become aware of the primeval smell of brine and sea-weed. The sounds of the sea with the tide coming in, like a deep breathing in and out, is muffled by the fog. But it touches us deeply and we find ourselves breathing along with it.
In the dark and moving mirror of the water, the silver moon looks up to us, weaker and even more mysterious than the moon up in the heavens. Both are tugging at our soul with a bitter-sweet yearning for something lost, not yet retrieved, something aspired to, not yet achieved. In the moon’s reflection in the sea, make out a silver dragon striving upwards to meet her heavenly counter-part. Fascinated by this marvellous figure we observe its movements and become aware of a silvery conversation beyond words between the Dragon and the Moon. We remember the many cyclical rhythms connected with the Moon, her own eight shapes in one cycle and how they may affect human moods and activities, women‘s menstrual cycle,the tides caused by gravity and a complicated interplay of Moon, Sun and Earth.
While we think about the many associations of the Moon and what they might mean to us personally, we suddenly see a huge fish, intertwined with the dragon. Dark red, we had not noticed her so far.
We recognise the fish as an extremely ancient creature from whom the silver dragon arises, like a higher lighter ‚octave‘ of the fish. Again the mood has changed. We are now tuned to the deep dark water, the primeval ocean, the chaos from which all life came forth – a vastness without limit and structure, fear-inspiring, of inexhaustible fertility. It is present not only to our eyes, but also in a deep throb. And then the alienness of the fish and its abode find a resonant throb inside us. We become part of our own evolutionary history. The ancient fish is our ancestor. The dark vastness before us is also inside us: our unconscious, where shadows dwell and also our dreams, our intuition, the fertile ground of our fears, but also our creativity.

Chinese New Year Special – Free Reading on Orders of the Deck this Weekend!

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Free Reading on the Chinese New Year with every order of the Starlight Dragon deck this weekend!

We greet all out friends and visitors on the day of starting a New Year in the Chinese Calendar. The Year of the Fiery Rooster. It is a sign of awakening and success, but that has to be achievd through dedication to hard work and diligence.

We looked for a card in the Starlight Dragon Tarot to fit this energy – and we see it in the Page of Wands or Earth of Fire: a new, young ambitious fire-dragon, but being of earth (as a page in the Golden Dawn elemental correspondence) there is also the notion of effort, hard work.

Enjoy your day! Also enjoy your gift from us on this weeekend (ending Monday morning 8 o’clock Central European time!): All orders of our deck come with a 5 card Year Ahead snapshot free of charge. See what the dragons have to say for your Rooster Year: https://www.etsy.com/listi…/470744978/starlight-dragon-tarot

Our Cards at the New Moon in Aquarius

Today we celebrate the first New Moon of the Year – in Aquarius with the Sun also in Aquarius.
So, in our Starlight Dragon deck, the Dragon of Hidden Knowledge (II) brings us her message of Draco, the Star (XVII):
“In my dark depth of mysteries the lights from the sky serpent are mirrored, from high up in the North and never setting. Its message is hope, the energy and confidence of never giving up. And this is a signpost for this year, just begun and so far still very much an after effect of the old year: with the renewal of the lights – the moon waxing and days getting longer, the first whiff of spring in the air – our powers to create, to work magick, to assert the light in our lives are reenforced. Let’s take up this message and live it in all its fullness.”

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