COMMON NAME: Cyclamen GENUS: Cyclamen SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. purpurascens-pinks; blooms in fall. C. hederifolium-vigorous, easy to grow. C. coum-cultivated since 1596. FAMILY: Primulaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION: Cyclamen has lovely pink-carmine-magenta nodding flowers, borne singly on stems that, on some species, coil downward. The foliage is also quite attractive, usually a dark, glossy … Continue reading Cyclamen
Aloe vera shots and facial mists may seem like all the rage these days…though these remedies are much more than another passing trend. The aloe vera plant, also known as “the lily of the desert,” is a succulent. Aloe-based products and the plant itself is used to heal scrapes, cool sunburn, and relieve pain from minor cuts. … Continue reading The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera
When I began reading the Tarot Decks back in 1993, I used the traditional readings. Later on, I studied Carl Jung and his analysis of using Tarot for the study of emotional and mental problems. The many students in my area were using the Major Arcana of Tarot Cards to do the analysis. After many … Continue reading An Intuitive Health Tool: The Tarot
Tarot astrology is the system through which a reading of the cards in a tarot deck help you through troubled times by offering a reflection on your past, present, and future. Tarot is closely associated with astrology as each card relates to a planet, element, or astrological sign. Tarot cards are used for divination, often … Continue reading What Is Tarot Astrology?
If you feel a special connection to tarot, you share a 600-year tradition with tarot lovers worldwide. Tarot’s history takes us from medieval Italian castles to French secret societies; with side-trips to visit English magicians, California hippies, and contemporary digital artists. Let’s explore the highlights of our shared tarot heritage. The story begins when playing … Continue reading Tarot Heritage: 600 Year Old Tradition
One of the fastest ways to learn to read Tarot is to understand the elements (water, fire, earth, and air) that sit behind the Tarot Suits of the Minor Arcana. These elements are what truly shape the Minor Arcana and give a specific type of energy to each Suit. Combine it with numerology (from 1 … Continue reading How Water, Fire, Earth and Air Shape the Tarot
If you are just learning the Tarot, print off this list of tarot card meanings to keep as a handy reference – it can be easier to look up meanings on a sheet of paper rather than flipping through the little white booklet that comes with most Tarot decks. The Tarot deck is made up of 78 Tarot … Continue reading Tarot Card Meanings ( Quick Reference Guide)