Weekly Reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle December 15, 2014

Here is your weekly reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle!

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Weekly Reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle December 8, 2014

Here is your weekly reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle!

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Weekly Reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle December 1, 2014

Happy December!

Here is your weekly reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle!

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Weekly Reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle November 24, 2014

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Weekly Reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle November 10, 2014

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The Evolution of Oracles

The evolution of symbols, omens and oracles can be seen in the Tarot. Ancient people interpreted natural occurrences, building symbols upon them and creating layers of meaning. It began with watching the habits of animals, and their patterns, changes in weather, images found in clouds, or formed on reflective surface of water. These symbols evolved into inscribed bones, and stones, and lots… portable oracles. Which have become printed pieces of card stock.

© Shaheen Miro 2013

Oracle Deck Review: Le Petit Lenormand Eclectique

The independent artist movement has sent a surge of energy through the cartomancy community, igniting people’s creativity. We are seeing far more independently published decks than ever before, in part because of technology, but at the heart of this movement are people filling the gap in what’s being offered and what’s wanted!

One such deck is Le Petit Lenormand Eclectique. Yet another vision from Edmund Zebrowski, creator of the Day of the Dead Lenormand. This was a collaborative effort between 32 artists to create a new kind of deck.

Each person was entrusted with the task of creating their vision of the card assigned to them. What resulted is a strangely exciting, and refreshing deck… composed of collages, original drawings, paintings, photographs and ephemera. Each card comes together to make a cohesive deck that reads with ease.

I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Eclectique project. I was assigned the interesting and controversial Whip card. My vision began with images of old Gibson girls, with their sexual undertones and subtle dominance. I wanted to create something that paid homage to traditional Lenormand images, with an infusion of new life!

I’m proud of the results, though it didn’t win everyone over easily!  You will find in the Lenormand community very die-hard traditionalist, and I respect that! Though, I tend to rock the boat a bit and encourage people to challenge their views and think outside the box. In Le Petit Lenormand Eclectique, the Whip seems to sit nicely among the other characters… and convey it’s intended meaning clearly. 

Honestly, as a whole this deck is very convincing. Some of the images are unexpected, and not what I would have picked, but the end result is beautiful, insightful and cohesive. Plus, the guidebook written by Helen Riding is a tiny wealth of information.

The whole package is on point. With vibrant colors, decent cardstock and a precious muslin bag for housing the deck, you can’t go wrong. These cards are priced affordably for beginners to easily purchase a deck and begin their Lenormand journey!

Buy a deck, support the movement of indie artist/authors, begin your Lenormand studies and drink in the beauty. 

Personal Reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle for 2013

Things have been so exciting here in Denver, and I’m still getting settled. I wanted to layout a few cards on New Years Eve to look ahead for 2013, but I haven’t had the chance until today. So here is a brief reading highlighting the key themes of my 2013! 

Beginning with the corners:

(Book + Child) it seems that a new project is underway involving education, which makes sense since I just moved to Denver for a new job to further my education. I also see this as the beginning of a new book or writing project, which is one of my goals for this year! Moving on (Heart + Clover) there is a lot of emotional attachments that are progressing quickly in a positive direction. This makes sense to me already!

Looking at the crossing cards:

(Fox + Man + Woman) At first I was confused by this because I didn’t see myself as the man in the spread, I thought maybe this was my partner, which is still a possibility as he works with and has a lot of female friends. Maybe she is being deceptive? Or they are saving-face about something? But looking at this combination further I see this as a new opportunity in career for me. I will be connecting with a woman (story of my life) who will help me. If we knight from the fox we get the Child and Clover, so it sounds like this woman helps move a new project along very quickly! 

(Letter + Man + Clouds) A letter/email is coming from a man that is causing confusion. I instantly see this as my father. It’s very likely that if he contacts me it will be via some written form of communication. And, knighting from the Letter (Heart + Child) is a definite indicator that this is my father.

Looking at the Diagonals:

(Book + Man + Child) We have another indicator of a new educational opportunity for myself. But, if we knight from the book there seems to be some confusion about this new opportunity, or in the case of this new job, apprehension (Clouds). Knighting in the other direction reiterates the Woman who is being some sort of guide and advocate. (Heart + Man + Clover) is another indicator of things progressing fast with a love connection, but when I knight from the heart there is another story being told. Knighting from the Heart shows an emotional letter from a man that also involves a woman, who could possibly be my mother. 

Seems like there are some interesting things happening in 2013. I will have to flip a few more cards as time goes on to get a better picture. Feel free to leave your interpretation as well! 

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© Shaheen Miro 2013

London

Here is my little rant about London… Sorry I am jamming to Stevie Nicks in the background. It felt funny to do a video without any noise… because my roommates were in the hall.

Hope everyone is doing well. Look for more video’s and post.

Much Love,

Shaheen

Poets, Legends, Priest of Nothing

I think everyone needs someone or thing that keeps them inspired and really motivates them to follow their dreams. That person for me is Stevie Nicks. She is one of the many magical, fairy Godmothers that I look up to in my life and she has been for a very long time.

Her timeless, mystical and emotive persona has become something very familiar to me over the years. As a little kid I can remember being totally enthralled by her songs and thinking how she so eloquently put into words the things that live in my imagination and spirit.

The many songs that she has penned and performed solo and as the lead singer of Fleetwood Mac have become staples on my ipod and they have been the energy behind so many journal entries, projects and writing of my own.

I’ve known my entire life that I came here to be a storyteller. I tell stories with my cards, I tell stories with my garments, I tell stories with my poems and songs. Ms. Nicks has given me the courage to embrace my place as a storyteller.

So let me ask, “What story are you telling? “

 

Stevie Nicks has been pulling us into her little world since the 70s and decade after decade she has given us wonderful music.

Here is my favorite version of Edge of Seventeen… such a dark and moody song that really energizes me.

And here is a wonderful song from her MUST HAVE new album IN YOUR DREAMS! Its called Annabel Lee, from the poem by Edgar Allen Poe.