The Medicine Woman Tarot deck is first published in 1989 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, USA under license from Carol Bridges.
This first ’89 edition is in good condition, the cards are not cello-wrapped. The deck comes with a small booklet in black and white explaining the cards.
The Medicine Woman Tarot is an amazing and creative example of late eighties post-hippieism that quite strongly advises what to do, how to gain the results asked for and how to do that. A real asset for anyone who wishes to meet her or his inner child without bothering about century old traditions….
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The Medicine Woman Tarot honors Mother Earth and respects all beings, embodied and in spirit. It guides through the seasons and the powers which they provide to all who live, in Earth's embrace Seventy-eight positive images depict the feminine strength in both men and women.
The following instructions are intended as a quick reference guide to your tarot readings.
To use the Medicine Woman Tarot deck. You must become friends with it. The deck speaks not only to the intellect, but to the body, emotions and spirit. You must write about it. speak to it. cry over it, laugh with yourself. All of the characters depicted are roles you play, people in your live, archetypal forces, and medicine helpers. rolled into one. At the same time, they depict a path of lite, the laws of manifestation, the biochemical interaction cells, the evolution of humanity and your daily encounters. There are many levels through which these beings - the Medicine Woman Tarot – will be working with you.
The cards of the Medicine Woman Tarot comprise twenty-one Major Arcana and fifty-six Minor Arcana. The suits of the Minor Arcana are stones (pentacles), pipes (wands), arrows (swords) and bowls (cups). Each suit comprises ten numbered cards exemplar (king), lodge (queen). totem apprentice (page),
The cards zero through twenty-one (the Major Arcana) show the path a life follows from birth to fulfillment. Each card bears the traditional tarot title and an alternative title. The first eight cards tell you how to manifest a thing into being:
Plant the seed idea (card 0 Seed).
Take stock of resources, both earthly (1 Resources) and spiritual (2 Seeker).
Practice contentment by nurturing and appreciating what you have already been given (3 Bounty).
Take command of that which needs to be changed (4 Command).
Present your idea to the world (5 Peacemaker).
Maintain your inner/outer balance (6 Ecstasy).
Take note of your achievement (7 Warrior).
Cards 8 through 14 bring you into a deepening inner phase of life to explore more thoroughly the subtle spiritual forces that work through you: healing (card 8), inner guidance (9 Guide), karma (10 Harvest), balance (1 1), vision (12), the end of what is no longer needed for your spiritual advancement (13 Sunset), and the integration of your new-found truths (14 Blend).
Cards 15 through 21 raise you to a profound communication with spirit ancestors and the wisdom of ancient ways, providing you with high level help as you more clearly see and are able to tackle problems as big as the world. As you travel the spiraling wheel, you are led through the depths of the human dilemma to the peaks of cosmic consciousness where you become dancer on top of the world. Now you more skillfully choose your dance ground and those with whom to live passionately and fulfill your spiritually rich earthly life.
Like the nervous system which receives, integrates and transmits knowledge, the consciousness goes through these same three stages to accomplish major life changes. You have been programmed by DNA in every cell to spiral onward until, as your awareness increases, you are more and more able to take over the job of programming yourself. In other words, you are meant to become a Goddess, a Creator of your own reality.
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