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Tarot Appearance vs. Reality in The Fool #2

The Land of Mystereum.

. . . where Tarot cards speak!

Tarot’s Fool

As with appearance vs reality in literature,

Is The Fool about to jump off of a cliff or fall in a chasm?

I would venture to say no.

Taking a leap of faith? Definitely!

Maybe though, . . . rather than about to jump off a cliff foolishly,

The Fool’s trust of Fool-way-fulfilling-footsteps brings . . .

the ground under each and every footstep to terra-form and support each step.

Trusting your way, all similar, each unique,

Leap faithfully YOUR WAY!

And, may new ground form under your every step

where the simple ground you walk on is as inspritational as the stars in your sky.

Leaps of faith sometimes do not require one to leave the ground.

What hidden supports are in your world?

May your faithful steps leap-lead your way

as new worlds form under your every step!

Best to You,


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Tarot Appearance vs. Reality in The Fool

So, I am a self-taught Tarot reader.  I learned Tarot by reading stories . . . the stories told visually by the cards.  That started when I was 4 1/2 — yes, four and a half.   So, I simply started reading Tarot before kindegarten.  It was natural.  It was a natural mode of the way I was born to see.  I now have a deep appreciation for that moment as a wonderfully proper resonance for a reader of any kind.   Books came much later for me.  They are a relatively recent phenomenon in my Tarot experience over the past 2 decades or so.  I learned Tarot by trusting my gut, my intellectually mindbodybeautiful connected-across-the-whole gut.  I feel we can learn not only in many ways, but that each of our ways, our personal modes of experience and expression come about by fully acting in ways only each of us can . . . by living our own, personal prescient remembrances.

The Fool

like appearance vs reality in literature

is not

about to jump

off of a cliff.

The jump as it were is a complete and encompassing thought in continual and innately trusted action.

The jump

of The Fool

is that when inherently trust-acting with the muse,

the ground terra-forms

under each and every

Fool’s step.

I have heard that going against the flow causes resistance and problems.

I know, though, that to fly, it is much easier to turn into the wind

and feel-full fill the sails of my wings.

Inherently trust-acting with your muse,

may the ground terra-form

under each and every

step you take.

May new ground terra-form under each and every step you take. . .

where the simple ground you walk on is as inspritational as the stars in your sky.

. . . may the ground terra-form under each and every Fool-step you take.

Risk is only risk until to take one.

After you take one, it is simply a step . . .

a step with the creation-make-it-happen qualities of bringing your dreams to bear.

Inherently trust-acting with your muse in YOUR way for YOUR highest good,

may The Fool bring ground to terra-form under each and every step you take.

May The Fool bring ground to form and support each and every new step you take.

May Imagin-Action support every step you take!

Imagin-Action to YOU!

Best to You,


(c) 2010 Jordan Hoggard.  All Rights Reserved

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Tarot Reading For Yourself

Tarot Reading ~ Difficult To Read For Yourself?

Do you have more success reading Tarot for others?  Yet, sometimes do you find it difficult to read Tarot for yourself?  I think we all have experienced that at some time or another. You turn the cards over and POOF you get it, but in a eh-eh not-feeling-it-so-much way?  Sometimes it simply indicates it is more fitting to take a walk.  Or, you really feel you want to give yourself a reading.  And then, you know what the cards mean, but rather than divinations, your reading becomes more of a set of predictables, kinda falls flat?  Kinda doesn;t resonate so much with a “Well, I knew that and I would rather. . .well. . . that’s not what I wanted and I would rather have a good and in-depth reading.”  Ever feel this way?  Ever feel that your Tarot reading for yourself is over before it ever really got started?  And, you want to keep it in mind, but your reading didn’t open up new paths of discovery like the priceless feeling when you read for someone else?  I hear this a lot from readers, often regardless of their level of experience.

Would you like to feel more value out of readings you do for yourself?  Would you like to feel more value from your daily devotion of pulling a card?   How do you bring yourself more to your readings so you develop your valuable core?  I could say, “Grow from your core, not from your edges.”  I find that valuable as a good quote out of hand, but it might not affect directly building more value for yourself through Tarot. . .when you are reading for yourself. I could say to refer to yourself in the 3rd person, “Jordan, with this card it is indicated. . .”.  And, though that can sometimes be a decent tip, kind of like reading to yourself in the mirror, it can only go so far when you re-frame it back to the 1st person. . . and this may feel like a bit of goofy or awkward MPD (multiple personality disorder) to some.  Good for writing a bio, but maybe not so much to build value in a reading for yourself.

This comes up a great deal, the difficulty of reading for oneself.  I felt a need to address this.   Rather than taking the direction of outlining techniques, I felt there was a great value to be explored in this regard by creating spread packages that come from the heart,  Spread theme packages.  It felt that by creating themed spread packages, powerful and artful spread packages, the kind that even if you tweak a position, YOU tweak it, YOU tailor it to come more from a place within YOU in an even more honored way.  Respecting yourself in Your heartfelt way!

Creating themed spread packages, starting off in an element-y kind of way — Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles — felt to be a way to honor the need for a different approach to enhance the value of reading for yourself.   And, using these spreads, you can make them even more yours through your readings for yourself, like test-driving a new car or pair of shoes, and they may not need to be tweaked at all.  You can work to further enhance the value of the spreads as you tune your own resonances with them by reading for yourself with them.  And, you can further enhance the value of bringing YOU more fully to your readings for YOURSELF!

So, I set into this venture of creating spreads not to re-evaluate myself, or my reading style, but to open myself up to feeling better ABOUT readings for myself, and in doing so mine my discoveries as I go along for the bigger benefit of all . . . much as I did in mining my creative process imaginatively and actionably with the 192-page Imagination Primer in The Land of Mystereum where each card gifts you Imagination Tools.  I felt that more value needed to be built in this area of reading for yourself, and that it would serve to help others overcome their difficulty of reading . . . for themselves.   My ability to stand and deliver on the fly set me into this study of depth in spreads to help others re-VALUE readings for THEMSELVES.  To re-VALUE YOU reading for yourself!  I would call it FeBreze for Tarot spreads, but that’s pretty gimmicky, and quick fixes often have shallow roots.  So, I felt a great deal more value in creating sets of spread packages in themes that are great for working with clients, and at the same time can directly address the issue of reading for yourself.

I thought, “I am creating spreads that are so much more meaningful than just doing a self-reading for money or love!”  And, there it was!  Here are spreads to fully honor your self-exploration, to provide you tools to gift yourself more fruitful digging at the deeper stuff.  Here are spreads that support and catalyze discovery!  “There,” I thought, “that’s where we begin to understand ourselves and grow more.” Further, “Then, everything else follows suit in some way.  Things are nurtured and more fully developed powerfully.”  A reading for love or money can then take on a new life.  “Hmmm” you might think using one of these spreads. “Rather than a clarifying card, I think I will pull THAT whole spread part over there of another spread in these spread packages to more depthfully explore my ideas with THIS spread.  And, doing so I can fully bring these cards to give wise Counsel to my situation.  I can add clarifying. . . spread parts. . .add wise Counsel WITHIN and TO these spreads simply by customizing them to ME.”  Cut. Paste.  POOF.  And, then these spreads became valuable paths themselves to take on new ways to explore and bring forth new ways to build value . . . to bring forth value . . . when reading for yourself.

This way the spreads themselves can be nurtured to enhance your growth as you work with them like perennials in a garden.  This one goes here.  That one part goes CLIP into a vase on your altar with the card, or becomes a cutting to grown another reading.  Hmmm, this part goes CLIP into the altar of my reading itself.  It can become like Tarot spread flower arrangement!  Readings for yourself can enliven your surroundings.  Win-Win!

And, another gig came up.  I was curious if people were assuming that these were Land of Mystereum spreads?  Cool if yes, and cool if no?  Hmmm.  That they were made to work with Tarot in the Land of Mystereum?  I wondered about that possible perception.  I smile in that that was me exploring their language as Mystereum so wonderfully does, and that these spreads got me thinking in a wide array of valuable uses, especially towards the benefit of bulding the value further of reading for yourself.  And, a friend big-ole-smilingly quipped up to my query, “Maybe you don’t have to have Mystereum, Jordan, but why wouldn’t you want to?   I mean, that’s like cake without the icing, right?  You can certainly use these spreads with other decks, and I would recommend it, but I suggest more to enhance the experience and get both!”

Now, THAT of course smiled back at me to both having and not having The Land of Mystereum to work along with these spreads to enhance the experience of reading for yourself.  The Land of Mystereum IS all about the cards literally speaking to you, the Imagination Primer has each card literally enter like a stage play, character-developing a phenomenal novel of sorts as they each speak, literally talk to you and tell you about themselves. . .their history, their development. . . and each from their individual personality.  And, like these spreads smiling back even brighter, these things came to mind:

~ The spreads are valuable because they came from the heart, are powerful, and artfully rendered.

~ These spreads are valuable because they came from an honored place within to enhance your own of same.

~ These spreads are valuable because they strengthen the flow of peoples’ natural ways.  Maybe that’s even a priceless gift.

~ These spreads are valuable because more than honoring peoples’ heartfelt places, they play Marco Polo opening the hull after a valuable voyage of discovery, and do so for EACH card!

~ These spreads are valuable because they open up those honored places within each of us for wondrously exploration.

~ These spreads are valuable as they shiningly bring forth inner inheritances!  What are those?  No spoilers here.  That’s a job for Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.

~ These spread PACKAGES are valuable as they really turn on and warm up the Imagination Primer in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.

~ These spread packages are valuable because they work so well with the Imagination Tools the Land of Mystereum gifts you.  Hmmm, again no spoilers.

I LOVE that this came back around to The Land of Mystereum.  It is a place where you can establish harmonious relationships with your ideas and feelings, explore identity and personality, and guide your intuition and imagination.  We can celebrate our differences. “All similar, each unique” is Mystereum’s motto.  It is a motto to celebrate keeping our lives lively!  Depthfully!  Enjoyably!

So. . . back to the original topic: Difficult Reading For Yourself?

~ Do you find it difficult sometimes to read Tarot for yourself?  Is there value in opening up to release yourself from that pattern?

~ Do you want to value your readings for yourself in more vibrant and informative and vital ways that effectively work into your life?

~ Do you want to open up new paths of discovery that are wonderfully alive?

If you answered Yes to any of the above, I would like to suggest to give a 4-pack spread package a spin to more fully implement your Yes into your life.   Even test-drive them!  Each package has a FREE SAMPLE.  So far, they are still in the Intro Pricing phase and all still under 10 bucks for a 4-pack, and each is presented artfully.  In the near future the packages will reach full price as they are more than spread products.  They are powerful and artful packages of Do-It-Yourself self-discovery!   DIYSD?  Eh Eh. Do-It-Yourself Self Discovery Packages, and still under 10 bucks.  What can you get for 10 bucks?  Sandwich and a latte?  But, those are gone once you finish ’em.  They taste great, but what if you bought something that kept opening up more and more the more you worked with it?

I bet that you DO already know your readings are valuable.  Honor your readings further with a gift to them.  Honor your readings with a gift of a tool that can always gift greater value to you.  All the packages are sent electronically in convenient and easy to use jpegs.  Gift your readings a powerful and beautiful set of spreads today.  Gift yourself some more vigor in your reading value with some Do-It-Yourself Self-Discovery packs that are pre-made!  All you will need to do is do your throw, and read with these evocative and soul-searching questions.

Give these 4-pack spread packages a spin

for yourself to strike chords to resonate in and from deeply heartfelt places in your readings . . . eSpread packages for your readings . . .for yourself!

Check out the growing collection! Which ones resonate with you as a personal gift to yourself to enhance reading for yourself?

There are three 4-packs in the collection thus far to try for yourself.  Enjoy Your Choice and Juice Up the Value of Your Readings!

Life Elements Spread Package

Aces 4 Potential Spread Package

Twos To Pair Spread Package

And, here’s a great video to pair with your experience!

Check back periodically to grow your collection!

Spread packages for your readings.

Do-It-Yourself Self Discovery Package Gifts

to enhance and open up the value of reading Tarot for yourself!

Best To You,


(c) 2010, 2011 Jordan Hoggard.  All Rights Reserved.


Posted by on July 9, 2011 in Card Curiosities


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Tarot Tarot on the Wall, Who is. . .Ace of Wands

Ideas & Imagination, Tarot & Mystereum

Ace of Wands: Idea + Energy = Imagin-Action!

Do you have new ideas and energies coming in?

Is there a Temperance-level interchange of energies

magically mixing for you to form

a new and energetic place?

The Ace of Wands from The Land of Mystereum.

Are you aware of the flow of your energetic ideas coming in?

Look down.  Do you already have the tools to draw out this new place?

Best To You,


 (c) 2010, 2011 Jordan Hoggard.  All Rights Reserved

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Tarot Forming Archetype ~ Judgment

The Queen of Pentacles’ throne’s left flank,
in the right side of her card.

Form was given to the formlessness
of her grounded station airy ness
by The High Priestess.

Hands naturalized in out of body and earthenly rooted
at one and the same time as she permeated all,
She took the station airy ness,
to stationary ness of a Queen’s throne,
A Nessy unknown now known as throne.
As Queens’ settled regal wing-feathers
solidly folded themselves in purple and gold
to sit regally naturalized in her garden.

The High Priestess, looking all directions always,
looked over,
looked over to The Queen of Pentacles to feel all directions.

While looking to her right. . .
The High Priestess formed the formless Q of P’s thought:

*Splay regal purple and psychic gold wing-feathered throne!


*Regally splay-spread your wing-feathers to stretch through twilight*

*At dawn and dusk regally herald a resounding voice to say


*WAKE UP throne!*



*You are now no longer throne!*

*You are now called Judgment!

*Open EACH IDEA as they burst forth unseen!*

*Open each from their bulb- box!*

*Tis the SEASON!*

*Phoenix-Resurrect your throne-bulbs Judgment!*

*Open your perennial regalNESS in your bulbs!*

*Look at ALL that green out there!*

*Open the perennial bulbs of your ideas to the SUN

each when in their season!*

~ The End




Card Resonances:
Land of Mystereum’s Queen of Pentacles throne left flank, right side
Land of Mystereum’s High Priestess giving form to the station airy ness
Land of Mystereum’s Judgment’s horn-voice heralding regal wing.

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