Spread: “As below so above”

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With this spread you discover how a situation in your everyday life is reflected ‘above’ (beyond/in the immaterial world) and how you can benefit from these energies from above to solve the situation below:
 

1. Shuffle your Starlight Dragon Deck in the way you are used to, think of or envisage your situation while you shuffle. When you are done, lay out the first three cards from above your deck and read them as a narrative of your situation (see my example further below).

2. Shuffle the remaining deck again, opening yourself to the reply from above, then lay out the three cards on top of your deck like so: Read the cards in relation to your first narrative:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Finally, look at the bottom card in your deck and put it out on the last empty space in the middle of your spread. This is your ‘bridge’. It Shows what needs doing in your everyday to direct the energies from above to the solution in the below:

 

My reading of the example:

1. Much intuitive-creative power has accumulated (Knight of Cups) and seeks expression. But there is a blockade on the level of thought (4 Swords). Perhaps planning is needed or the development of the idea of structure for a text or another type of creative work. But at the moment thoughts are just running in circles. The Dragon from the Ace of Swords encourages you to break through this circle, but at the moment there is not enough strength.

2. The Princess (or Page) of Coins brings the message to make a fresh start. Death (XIII)takes this much wider and insists to see and accept a deep-going transfromation to unlock the flow of creative flow (3 Cups) to nourish the Knight of Cups below.

3. The “bridge” is the 7 of Swords, the card of reorganisation of thought patterns and expectation. The work here, energied by the transforming and renewing powers, expressed in the dragon of Card XIII from above will break open the block and set free the flow of the 3 Cups above and the Dragons below (Knight of Cups = Creativity and Ace of Swords (New thinking)) and make your work succeed.

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World Tarotday 2018 – Our Specials

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World Tarotday is observed every year by tarot lovers and experts world-wide since 2003 to celebrate Tarot in its wide and still evolving diversity.

 

Our worldwide Tarosophy Tarot Association provides this year a map to light up tarot everywhere, please visit on the 25th May http://www.worldtarotday.com/ for the map and offerings.

 

Our Specials of the Starlight Dragon Tarot – from May 22nd to 27th ONLY

 

  1. The bundle of the innovative and highly unusual Starlight Dragon Deck with the Companion book “Travelling with Starlight Dragons” for – 65 EURO including postage (usual price: 77 EUR)



     

    2. Card Reading: The Flying Dragon (6 cards) – which energies play out in your life at present and where are you headed:

    15 EUR (usual price: 20 EUR) I do your reading within 48 hrs probably faster, on receiving our payment and send the reading (image and interpretation text by e-mail)




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Turn into a Tree and speak to the Starlight Dragons

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I just read Aidan Wachter’s “Six Ways” and it appeals to my shamanic side, which also formed much part of the Starlight Dragon and my deeper work with it. One of Aidan’s exercises as a meditation, in which one assumes to be a tree. This inspired me for this card exercises, Your inner tree and its growth:

 

For the Tree I selected the Three of Coins, the three of the growth in early summer, while the light hours are still growing. Gazing on the card and breathing evenly in and out I begin to mirror the card inside me and step by step I turn into a tree, I feel my roots growing down into the ground below and my head transforms into the mighty crown on this old tree full of force from the juices it pumps up from below. From my shoulders to my belly, I am aware of the strong branches full of satured leaves swaying in the wind, enjoying the sunlight. When I have fully formed as the tree, I turn again to my roots and the juices the earth provides. I lay out 2 cards to see from what I am nourishing my growth at this time. I get the Tower and the 8 Wands and learn from this, I have to find new ways, a turnabout underground to find new nourishing resources and they assure me fast, directed growth.
I image new lights flickering in my roots and draw up new juices up to my crown.
Then I lay the card for my crown, which shows my aim: I The Magician, new skills, success and I draw two cards sideways on what I have to do to manifest my growth and my success: The Princess (or Page) of Coins on the left and the 7 Coins on my right. The resources need to be adapted/reorganised (the 7) for a new start (the Princess).

As always with these ‘limitless cards’ you can add  more cards to get more detailed information.

I close down my exercise by projecting my tree form back onto the 3 of Coins and feeling myself returning into  my present person form.

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Our November Specials

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To celebrate the magic season opened at Halloween/Samhain we offer you two attractive Starlight Dragon Specials:

  • On each order of the Starlight Dragon deck throughout the whole of November, we will add one of our talismans as our gift to you! Which dragon taliman will come to you? Allow yourself to be surprised – then have your Starlight Dragon always with you!
    Reward yourself or treat you tarot- and/or dragon-friend to thus unique present.

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  • Ask the Starlight Dragons any question at this pivotal time of the year:
    Steph is I offering the “Flying Dragon” for readings between now and Saturday November 18th, the next New Moon (which happens to be my birthday) at a special celebration price of just 20 EUR!The Flying Dragon shows in his/her body how the elements play for you at this point of time and in relation to your query. The left wing shows what needs leaving behind and the right wing what to welcome and strengthen in your life. You will receive your reading as a pdf-file containing the image of the spread and my text within two days after I receive your order: http://starlight-dragon-press.eu/halloweensamhain-reading-the-starlight-dragon-special/

 

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.

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.

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.

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