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Tarot To-Go

Tarot To-Go // The Fool

Guest post written by Victoria

May 21, 2017     Like This Post!

I’m being stalked by a number. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to stop seeing 22’s. License plates, clocks, receipt numbers — basically anywhere a number could be, there it is. Staring me in the face. Unignorable. A lot of free spirited folks like myself might call this an angel number or Universal sign. Like the numbers on Lost. Perhaps they function as a Matrixian code for our brains to stay on our true paths? I don’t know. It’s not my place to question such matters. Zen.

One place this number appears to me is in the tarot deck. Your traditional set is comprised of 78 cards, the first 22 of which are called the major arcana. Each arcanum is an archetype we all live at certain points of our lives and it is at the very core of being able to excel at cartomancy — if you can’t understand the many hats we wear as humans, you can’t connect deeply with the energies in the spread before you and give a good reading.

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Surface + Style

Jelly Bracelets, Bands, & Bangles

May 20, 2017     Like This Post!

I grew up in the 90/s with both stylish and cheesy trends. Even though some trends were fresh, a lot of them were recycled from previous decades. Some originated with back stories we didn’t even know about.

Enter jelly bracelets. In the 80’s, people such as Madonna and Cyndi Lauper made them cool. In the 90’s, Gwen was all about it, and apparently so was I. I twisted them up when I wore them just as Gwen did. It made me feel cool. Then in the 2000’s, I guess the trend came back and they were out in stores again, in which I bought a crap ton. So much color variety.

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Travel

Let’s Get Developed

May 19, 2017     Like This Post!

One New Years resolution I always have is to use more film and take more pictures. I had my eye on two finished rolls that I wanted to get developed but I couldn’t find the will to travel all over the city to find a place to do this job for me. Pharmacies like CVS/Walgreens are not even an option because they ruined a couple rolls of mine a few years back and couldn’t fix their mistake because their policy states that they throw out film strips within a week. (Make note all y’all!) So I finally found a place by my job that I was able to run to during my lunch break. I didn’t even remember what was on these so it was a surprise when I got them back developed. That’s what I love about film. The element of surprise.

A lot of the pictures are kinda nonsense since I found an old film camera my parents had from the 90s and I used one 35mm roll to experiment to see how well the camera still worked. It’s an old 90s type with batteries and all. It still holds up!

These are some of my favorites basically ranging from 2014-2016. They take place in NYC, Brooklyn, Long Island, & Portland.

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Tarot To-Go

Tarot To-Go // Mother’s Day Edition

Guest post written by Victoria

May 14, 2017     Like This Post!

In honor of all the moms in the Universe, this week we’re focusing on the women of one of the most popular tarot decks out there!

The Rider-Waite deck was first issued in England in 1910 and is probably what most people think of when they hear the word “tarot.” However! The use of illustrated cards like these can be dated back to 1397 when King Charles VI of France declared the use of playing cards illegal, excepting holidays.

And today is a holiday. So here we go.

What are our mothers? Well. For starters, they’re our Queens…

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Love Notes

All Is Full Of Love Notes

April 28, 2017     Like This Post!

As I’m sure I’ve shared before, everywhere I turn, there’s some form of wall art or graffiti that’s so photogenic. That’s one thing I love about this city. Lately it feels as if I’ve been coming along large mural-like pieces or truck graffiti. More so the truck graffiti but I rarely am able to snap a picture because they’re always driving by. Only when they’re parked.

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Tarot To-Go

Tarot To-Go // April 17 – April 23

Guest post written by Victoria

April 16, 2017     Like This Post!

There’s been a lot of nutty energy the last couple of weeks — life’s been one crazy roller coaster! Emotional highs and lows coupled with some major changes in our foundations have got many of us looking at clean slates. Basically every planet but Mars and Uranus was either in retrograde, about to enter it, or going direct which really amplified the WTF vibe. But I have great news, gang — this week is going to rock!

Let’s have a peek.

In the beginning of the week LOVE BEGINS. This is a fresh week and a clean slate, too, and the changes we have been afraid of making will start to look like hidden gems. If we can learn to love that which we resist, we’ll be golden! Just remember what The Rolling Stones said; you can’t always get what you want but if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need.

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