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About Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

New Moon Reading – Friday June 23, 2017

Unfolding Tarot

NMR - June 24, 2017

The brilliance of the Tarot keeps astonishing me time and time again. The three cards in this reading for the New Moon is like one canvas stretching past barriers of past, present and future. There is a message that seems to flow through the clouds of each card, presenting us at the end with gifts we didn’t expect but that have such value.

In one of the most powerful images of the Queen, we see above all else the immense clarity of her vision. She seems to soar above the clouds like the distant Eagle, emblematic of her pristine intellect and fairness of judgment. The Swords suit, representing the intellect, can often be portrayed as a harsh component of our lives. But far from harsh, this Queen is wise.

The sword cuts through and its energy is direct and pronounced. However, when blended with the feminine, we see the softer…

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The Great Mother


“She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.” – Shannon A. Thompson

The Moon cycles every month from New Moon to First Quarter Moon to Full Moon to Last Quarter Moon and back to New Moon in a never-ending dance. The oceans feel and respond to her energy and so do we. The Moon was depicted as the Goddess, by various names, in cultures of old. The Great Mother.

The Moon’s cycle affects our emotions and feelings. She is in each sign of the zodiac for about two days. When the Moon is transiting through Pisces your imagination and intuition may be strong, you can feel vulnerable and may feel like withdrawing from the world. You can be easily discouraged. When she moves into the following sign, Aries, it’s as though someone flipped the energy switch. You may feel like…

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The Arcanas

by Sasha Fenton

A tarot deck contains two parts, these being the Major and Minor Arcana . The word “Arcana” means secret or hidden, in the same way that the word occult means hidden from view, and this implies that specialized knowledge is required . The Major Arcana is a series of twenty-two stand-alone cards, the only equivalent of which is the Joker in a deck of playing cards . The Minor Arcana is broken into four suits of fourteen cards each, which are similar to those in a deck of playing cards in that they have Aces, numbered cards, and Court cards.

The Major Arcana

Major Arcana cards carry powerful images that refer back to archetypes that have all but lost their original history and meanings. The Holy Roman Emperor, 15th century power struggles between the Popes, and the hatred of Franciscan hermits mean nothing to modern clients. The…

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Tarot Thursday: 5 – The Hierophant

Fox on an Island


The Hierophant sits at number 5 of the Major Arcana and represents higher learning, ritual, and structure. The Hierophant is essentially the conformity card; it is about defined roles, ceremony, and spirituality. When the Hierophant appears in your reading he is suggesting that you may be wise to follow conventional social structures and traditions. He can represent an institution, religious or educational, a club, team, or society, and symbolizes your desire to fit in or conform to guidelines in relation to those institutions. Think about the areas of your life that lack flexibility. Think about whether or not the things you are involved in are really for you, or if you have just been swept up by a rushing crowd. What would happen if you went against the grain and fought back against social norms? What are some of the ways you have challenged the status quo?

The Hierophant can…

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Combined reading 22-6-17

Cheryl Turtlemoon Online

Combined reading- 22-6-17
Ace of swords/ transience

It’s a day of sharp thinking today, and clarity in many things. If legalities are around you, today might be a good day for sorting something out.

Transience – nothing stays the same! All things must evolve if they are to grow, and we must evolve with them. If things change around you, don’t take it personally:) it’s all good!! 🙂

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