12/21/2018 – Raising of the Djed



The Djed is the Kemetic symbol of our human stability, cosmic stability, mental stability, and the stability of the Earth that we live on. The Djed is the cosmic axis, the column of light, its frequency links Earth to the heavens. Raising the Djed is also to erect the backbone of Ausar (Osiris), who heralds the energy of resurrection. The Djed supports the continuity of the 4 seasons, the cycles of nature that are important to our personal and spiritual development. The Djed also is the backbone of our ascension and resurrection as we journey this realm to connect our higher and lower selves.

Ausar (Osiris)

Ausar (Osiris)

In traditional times the Djed was raised in crucial moments between cycles, its presence evokes light and banishes chaos and darkness. These periods of darkness were the Winter solstices, the years of a failing Monarch and the coronation of a new leader. The Djed’s erection symbolized the ending of one world age, and the start of another.



To have harmony we must have the balance of MAAT. Balancing the frequencies of Nut (Cosmos) (harmony, order, unity) with the lower frequencies of GEB (Earth Bound) (chaos, entropy, confusion, unknown) is the basis of why we incarnate here. Our ancestors understood that concept greatly.

Nut & Geb

Nut & Geb

To understand why it is so imperative that we reconstruct our Djeds we must understand that the Kemites viewed the Djed as the backbone of Ausar. Ausar had the love of Ast and Nebehet, and the connection to himself and purpose. This strength made him deeply envied by his brother Set who represents those lower level energies that can set us to this realm. Jealously led to Set violently killing his brother (Ausar) and chopping him up to pieces. Nebehet & Ast worked in tandem to put him back together, we must do the work to put ourselves back together in the same way.


The Djed is known as a pillar, and in Kemet Heaven is divided into 4 parts (4 corners). Each of these quadrants is protected by one of the 4 Sons of Heru. Heaven is said to rest on the staffs of these 4 sons, these 4 energies represent our 4 senses, 4 seasons & the perfection and balance of all things.


Today we become the Djedi (Stable Ones) we carry this energy through the year. We will be the wisdom keepers, of mind & spirit and shine this frequency out into the world.

Meditation Ceremony for Raising of the Djed

§  Light a red (energy, passion, strength, courage)…. White (truth, purity, cleansing, healing)….. Purple (power, earthly & spiritual)

§  Pour a glass of water for your ancestors

§  Place fruit, vegetables to give thanks to the earth

§  Place a feather for the element of air

§  Flowers (earth element, beauty)

Say a personal prayer as that the Universe, the Gods, Goddesses, Neteru, wrap you in the ribbons of Red, White, Purple, and Gold ribbons of protections. You ask that the rays of Ra shine as you walk this Winter Solstice and through the season. May your Djed be raised and your strength carry you through the seasons.



Love and so much Light,

Heru Tehuti Nun


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12/21/2018 – 5:23pm EST | Winter Solstice – Season of Stillness

It is here, the Dawn of the Hermit, the Season of Stillness, the Element of Air, the Season of Swords. Friday 12/21/2018 @ 5:23pm ET ushers in the Winter Solstice. I am not going to sugar coat things, this is not an easy time for many of us. The winter urges us to travel into our shadows, to find our light. It is the time to center, as you have had the bounties of the Fall Harvest. Now we must connect with the Moon sides in ourselves deeply to see what needs healing, what needs rest, & what needs to stay just where it is. When we look at the seasons, when one understands that the Spring is about resurrection the frequencies of the Winter make total sense. How do you venture into things reborn, if you do not take time to reflect…. well the Winter will assist us with that reflection. The days will be shorter, & the nights longer however this is a very magical time for deep & sincere healing.


Before I go into my whole detailed lecture on the benefits of the winter and its meanings there is a point that I would like to remind you. The Winter Solstice is the time where we have the shortest day, and longest night. This is the time where the veil is truly thinnest, many people have been misled to believe that it is Halloween but that is simply not the case. Friday, and the weekend will be a tremendous time to light candles and set intention & protection through the winter months. The tradition of the Yule Log has been greatly lost and misunderstood in our modern times, the log was burned continuously on the Solstice to protect the warmth of the house, to ward off dark energies and set positive intention for the season. Not all of us have fireplaces, however light some Palo Santo this Friday to signify the burning Yule log and you can use this prayer or your own:

I surround myself in the White, Purple, Black, Pink, & Blue Light of the Divine’s protection. I ask that my ancestors, and the divine oneness around me to protect me and bring warmth through this season. Warm my heart, my spirit, my mind may the lessons of what needs to be mended through this Season of Stillness be conquered with dignity & grace for I know that I will enter the Spring changed …. Stronger, greater & clear minded arms open for the bounty that life will bless me with” HERU TEHUTI NUN

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The winter solstice is the end of the proscenium arch, that is our journey of life. It is all about the energies of the final signs of the zodiac, Capricorn, Aquarius, & Pisces. These signs are about a cohesive energy, they attempt to nit together opposing energies into something of balance to ensure survival for us all. Capricorn is all about the organization of others towards a practical goal. Aquarius being the thinker, is about outreach and understanding of the boundlessness that is required to unify parts into a whole. Pisces is about connecting with a higher source to ensure blessings along with survival not just for themselves but for those around them. Expect this season to bring forth all of those energies.


Use the energies of the month to work on things behind the scenes, this is what the Winter is all about. Pull together all your resources they will allow you to travel in directions that will honor your personal goals on a deeper level. Allow yourself to view the complete panoramic picture of your life, step back and see it for the entirety of what it is. The self-reflection that the season of The Hermit grants us, allows us to connect all of the dots to understand the steps that take us closest to what we are truly working towards. So, aim your desires and work on the details needed so you are prepared when you need to go into action.


Timing is everything in life, use the nature energies of where the Moon, Sun and Stars will be to assist you. The Winter is all about the preparation to resurrect in the spring, there will be cold days, colder nights but it is beautiful. I know you are like “Brother, where is the beauty in cold, slush and train delays from bad weather”…. Well, the beauty is the extra time allows us to really reflect greater than we do in the other seasons. We can truly enter the Spring inspired, ready to move our change into gear. Happy Solstice, Happy Yule, Happy Holidays….. enjoy, love, and always follow your light. HERU TEHUTI NUNN 12.19.2018

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10/24/2018- Full Moon – Blood Moon – Taurus

Happy Halloween, now is the time when the veil becomes thin, the membrane between the Spirit & Physical worlds is slight. This energy carries us through the Winter Season, the time of Stillness & ushers us right into the Spring, time of resurrection.

On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 our moon will go full in the constellation of Taurus where it joins the planet Uranus. So, what does this mean for us, well the nature of its proximity to Taurus brings in an exciting frequency of uncertainty & change. Venus’s opposition to Uranus forces the light of that change to reflect on our relationships & finances. Now you are asking where is the doom & gloom there is always some, well unexpected changes become financial opportunities this month. Relationship uncertainty leads to avenues of reassurance & commitment.


The conjunction of Taurus & Uranus creates an energy that frames the events of the month. This creates a whole mix of change, excitement & a little bit of uncertainty as well. The aspect of the Sun opposite Moon means that the change & uncertainty applies to the quadrant of our relationships. While Venus opposite Uranus creates a bridge for that change to occur in the quadrant of our finances as well.

Saturn also comes into play this month, bringing an overall harmony that turns fear into excitement. The presence of Saturn brings more stability, making this change a welcomed one not a disruption. So be excited, because this month breathes in fresh air & new opportunity with our love & money that will have practical and long lasting results.


This moon will have some challenging aspects, I mean how do we get to the light if we can’t learn those lessons from the shadows. It is all balanced in the design of life. Venus’s opposition of Uranus signals change, & for some of us that comes with tension. If you are single this is the time, where you may experience a very exciting new romance that speaks to all of the areas of surprise & may be something that plays into your kinks. However, this could also be brief & burn out quickly, so it is a game of risk. If you find yourself partnered expect the unexpected & be cautious this blood moon highlights our sexuality & sexual experimentation or affairs could lead to separation.

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Despite your situation if love isn’t an option then change & excitement can manifest in another arena of life. Financial windfalls are possible this month, so be extra careful with money. Avoid those earthbound tendencies that we have to gamble or overspend. Find stimulation in other things, not necessarily swimming in that pool of money…. Trust me the financial rewards are on the horizon, but let’s be careful now.


Moon conjunct Uranus enters the realm of impulsive reactions. Sudden shifts in frequency may result in upsetting energies in our relationships, families, or major & unwanted changes in our intimate relationships. Some actions of ours may not turn out well, however one or two could prove valuable so carefully observe when the time is to explore your eccentric nature.

Venus has a lot of play in the actions of this month, so expect a feeling and longing for love and affection regardless of the consequences. If you are single, loneliness could cause you to lower your standards just to have that person to lay beside you. If you do have a partner, your needs will shift this month which can create tension in the relationship. Be careful of the pitfalls that come when our needs aren’t met through human contact, we substitute with overindulging.


Venus sextile Saturn brings us a helping hand this month. If you are single, this increases the likelihood of finding true love with someone who is also looking for a long-term commitment. A mentor/mentee partnership is also possible this month. If you are in a partnership, expect new events in the bedroom to come in and Spice Up Your Life! You will find practical ways to handle long lasting problems, & there will be mutual understanding if a relationship has run its course.


9-24-2018 Harvest Moon- Full Moon in Aries

This has been a whirlwind of a week, the Fall Equinox is here and so is the time of the Harvest Moon. This moon is in Aries and allows us to look our fears dead in the face and show them what the deal really is! This moon has a little bit of a heavy feel to it due to it hitting a Saturn like star that deals in the energy of our inhibitions and our personal restraint. So expect your personal feelings and relationships to be rocked a little while it faces this energetic influence. Some of these wounds are still mending from childhood trauma.

We aren’t just going to put all the problems in your face though, here at Worthytarot.com we have solutions for you! There will be a boost of courage this month, energy from Mars and Uranus gives us the courage and energy to face our challenges this month, with solutions that will have lasting effects.


Keep in mind that the Full Moon has a relationship with the previous New Moon. The goals that you had during the New Moon on 9/9 now can be fine-tuned and fully executed. Do not abandon those as the fire energy of Aries is assisting in the follow through. Make those emotional adjustments that are required to see your goals through to completion.

Saturn is a strong concern in what we will experience this month. Saturn is the focal point of a T-square aspect pattern, which makes a tense and challenging period that all of us are going to have to do some calming and work to master this time. Expect a series of tests this month, some crisis, and even more conflict. Sounds fun huh! It will be necessary for us to hone our life skills, so we come out afloat, learn to relate more to others especially those that oppose you. Do not try to battle all of the conflict thrown your way this month, it is wasted energy that will only build more obstacles. Try to stay afloat!


The moon will be opposite mercury which can not only scramble our thoughts but bring our ideas and opinions about things to the forefront. Issue is that these opinions are about everyone else’s stuff. Keep the overly emotional passive aggressive frequencies at bay. Keep this in mind as you struggle making sense of everyday problems that normally seem small. This can lead to many arguments this month, if not calmed. The problems that are lingering in our society may also be heightened, it is Dog Eat Dog this month.

Dog Eat Dog, Joni Mitchell

Dog Eat Dog, Joni Mitchell

There is much energy in the atmosphere this month that brings up emotional trauma, but it is doing this to aid us in healing. Keep in mind that there is very strong Fire energy this month, with the moon being in Aries. The moon being square with Saturn is one of the most challenging aspects this month. You will feel restricted and deal with issues of depression in your personal relationships. It may be a little harder to connect with people on an emotional level this month. Those difficulties can bring further disappointment and sadness; however, all times have and ebb and flow and this is one of those times.


Blaming others for these feelings will only heighten energy and make matters worse. Remember patience is truly your friend this month. It is good to remember that now, but it becomes a little more difficult when we are in the heat of these energies. However, you are not the only soul to deal with these energies, the moon being full in Aries this month brings this to the surface for all of us. Keep that in mind when dealing with others, you don’t want to tarnish cherished relationships.

Take the time this month to re-charge. This isn’t the time to push yourself if your energy is low. Trust me, you will thank yourself for it. The Harvest is an amazing change to look at the outward changes, because they bring strong reminders of the changes that are happening within. Take some extra walks, steams, runs this month reconnect with yourself!


Help is on the way though, most times it always is! Saturn trine Uranus encourages us to make positive change, and brings attention to the bullshit that we put up with. You will be motivated to make changes, and the universe is shifting to make those happen. Sun quincunx Uranus can make us tense and anxious, relaxation may be difficult as our spirits anticipate change. This is just nervous energy, as Toni Braxton says, “let it flow.”

Toni Braxton, Let it Flow

Toni Braxton, Let it Flow

3/20/2018 | Spring Equinox – Ostara Appears

Ostara has finally ushered in the dawn of Spring, & the Sun enters the sign Aries. This is a wonderful time of year, & not just because I am an Aries! The Spring, or Season of Aces is all about resurrection, new opportunities, new ideas & ways of approaching them. The Spring ushers in not only kinder weather (northern hemisphere) however it also brings forth the principles & frequencies of the first three signs of the zodiac, Aries, Taurus & Gemini. Personal identity is deeply important to these signs, so expect an influx of lessons & situations that will allow you to bloom into your best self.


Aries, the wonderful & energetic Cardinal Sign who ushers in the Spring which is all about resurrection brings forth a wonderful energy that all of us can access this month. Mars, rules the Aries & provides one the courage, strength & strategy of a warrior. How can this be used to start your new ideas? Go back to those resolutions that you created during the holiday season, do those still apply to who & where you are right now? How can the energy of the Spring help to bring those into fruition? This may be the most realistic time to make those goals tangible.


It is important to set clear intentions as to what you would like to manifest. Having a clear way to approach this is the best way to make the most out of this season:

Physical activity is always the best way to ground and balance the chakras, enroll in a new gym, start a new exercise regimen, make sure that your diets is 80% alkaline and 20% acidic by bringing greens into your diet.

Purge, purge, purge there is a reason why we have the saying cleanliness is next to godliness clutter doesn’t always promote the formation of new ideas. Cleans those houses, minds, bodies, and spirits to allow new energies to take root.

Prioritize what your top three goals for the year, and of those three what is number 1? What can be done to truly get you there?

Try something new, it is a jolt of exciting energy. Aries are all about spontaneity try something new this season that you have always wanted. It may open up your eyes to opportunities you didn’t know existed.

Spring is the time of love, go on a date with your current partner or a new found friend.

 Keep in mind of the obstacles that will take place this month. Mercury will go retrograde from 3/22-4/15, Saturn will go retrograde from 4/17 – 9/6, Pluto will go retrograde from 4/22 – 9/30. Mercury deals with our communications, expect delays and frustrations. Saturn deals with our karma, lessons & protections expect these issues to arise this season. Pluto reveals truth, that applies to life expect to deal with the ramifications of these energies. However, these events don’t have to bring worry or frustrations they are mere obstacles in the road that you will travel.


The seasons are aiding you in manifesting those desires that are deepest & closest to your heart. Give yourself the secure and stable environment to build upon the beautiful energy that the season will bring your way. Happy Spring!

Heru Jerome 3/19/2018

3-1-2018 – Full Moon in Virgo

We are inching closer to Tuesday 3/20, by the hour. At that time, Ostara will usher in the time of renewal. The Spring is truly the Season of Aces, new beginnings are ready to flower like buds on a tree. What a magical time of year, however magic requires pruning to reap its full benefits. Thursday’s Full Moon is at 11degrees Virgo & shows opposition to Neptune.


Neptune has a very mystical nature, ruling the seas of our subconscious & the depths of our souls. This is a planet of inspiration but can also bring forth confusion & illusion. Neptune’s rays extend to the areas of spirituality, those things that are unseen forces but provide the vital force that is needed to have life. There is no coincidence that before the Spring Equinox which is truly a season of resurrection we have a clearing that will take place both emotionally & outwardly. Although these moments can bring instances of severe regret they are necessary to clear the way forging the path to new beginnings.


The assistance of Neptune will shed light on all our personal relationships, & the negativity within them. There may be confusion & a rise of negative emotions. The fixed star conjunction this month brings forth the likelihood of problems due to deceit, selfishness, people who aren’t aligned with your moral vision, carelessness, meanness, & self-inflicted bad behaviors. I know that this seems like a lot to swallow and you probably are all like “Shit!”, however the Moon’s conjunction with Saturn will allow you to learn from this to break free.


This month is all about healthy detoxification. Our minds & souls will be cleaned and alkalized so we are retuned and work in proper frequency. See the vibration this month as a tuning fork that is helping to recalibrate your vibration so you function efficiently. The Moon’s opposition to Neptune will cause our instincts to not be as accurate as they are normally. We may have the lingering effects of our subconscious fears as static noise in the background. Do not move in the energy of irrationality this month, carefully think things out before you make any sudden moves.


Sometimes we tend to idealize those that we admire & are close to, be careful to not allow this to blind you to negative character traits that will affect your equilibrium & flow. This can leave you wide open to deception, which may not be the easiest to navigate with the static that will be in the air this month. It is important to search for that golden source of light & inspiration that is internal to all of us the month to avoid discouraging feelings, self-doubt & paranoia.

This is not a discouraging time though; our full moon trine Saturn brings patience & the emotional capability to not only handle the shadows of this month but to also make greater sense of them. I know that this month will get off to a rocky start however we are going into a season that is all about rebirth. There needs to be a clearing so we can walk freely.


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2-15-2018 New Moon in Aquarius – Solar Eclipse

Spring, we are almost there! Winter is almost over & soon Ostara will grace us with the dawn of the Spring. However, during these remaining weeks the Sun and Moon are working in our favor to generate truly positive vibes. This month’s New Moon is in the Air Sign of Aquarius which is all about thought. New moons support the thought that is required to generate next steps. Pair the natural energy of the thinker, along with the energetic support of new ideas to bless you with clarity to see exactly where you are headed.


“If you think it, it will come” this statement rings so true! We are the architects of our destiny’s & the conductors of our trains, we determine just how bumpy the ride will be. Use the natural energy of the Moon being in the element of Air to steady your mind to see just what is next. The beauty about this, is that it doesn’t have to be forced. Open your mind to the messages that will come this month. Also, have the courage to let go of the clutter that blocks the space for new ideas & habits.


We have double support of the Sun & Moon this month. Keep in mind that the Solar Eclipse creates an environment to not only think about what needs to be done but to also make our lives more in Unity with what we would like to manifest…. The solar eclipse also gives us the energy, and carefree nature to put these thoughts into action.

Ostara, American Gods

Ostara, American Gods

The Dawn of Spring will soon be here, what new ideas, plans, ways of thinking, & habits would you like to manifest in the time of resurrection? We can take advantage of the next few weeks with these steps to ensure that we have success when those flowers start to bloom:

·         Clear your mind, allow old thoughts and anxieties to leave, make space for new ones

·         Set clear intentions, with your personal goals in mind

·         Open your heart to those relationships that will aide your goals

·         Sit back, have FAITH!!!!


The partial solar eclipse along with the New Moon will bring that extra boost of clarity. You will feel recharged and have the energy and vigor to enter your next phase elegantly. Aquarius energy encourages us to look at things in a different way through bringing more innovation into our daily lives. This energy is a breath of fresh air bringing new solutions to problems that have lingered for many of us the past few weeks. The new ideas that we birth this month will set the course for the next few months.

Now is the time to align those visions to what is in the heart, and begin attracting the energy that will aid in much needed change. Remember that new ideas require getting rid of old ones to make space.


1-31-2018 Full Moon in Leo – Blue Moon – Lunar Eclipse

I hope that all of you are having a lovely winter season. This Wednesday January 31, 2018 marks a full moon at 11 degrees Leo. Wednesday is not only a Full Moon, but also a Lunar Eclipse that will allow us to focus our attention on intimate relationships. The feminine aspect of the Moon allows one to have clarity concerning personal needs & intentions, which is a gift because it grants one the ability to see those personal relationships through the lens of what is needed for self. You will see the imbalances in your relationships to bring more harmony to your environment.

Aker, God of the Meridians

Aker, God of the Meridians

Although our moon is in Leo this month it is more of a Cancer lunar eclipse because it is taking place in the Cancer Constellation. This will be a total eclipse of the moon, which allows us to reset our emotions. The last few months have been a whirlpool of all sorts of feelings, keep in mind that 2018 is a “2” year which is all about successful juggling of two aspects & moving into action. The time where the Moon eclipses will provide a recalibration for all of us, helping to retune our frequencies.


Cancer, the Crab is the ruler of the domestic realm it rules the home, mothers, mothering, housework & our overall comfort. So, what does this mean? We will all have a boost of sensitivity & fostering with our dealings. Nurturing permeates all aspects of our lives, those around us, & how we perform our tasks to promote an environment that is more aligned to what we consider home.


The domestic & caring nature of Cancer paired with the Moon’s proximity to the minor planet Ceres who rules over motherly love, family unity & female fertility helps to give our endeavors that touch of motherly love. Ceres is a Goddess that rules the growing of plants, crops, the harvest & those resources that sustain us. How can you apply this energy to those issues that require your cultivation?


We will also experience emotional sensitivity this month, due to the lunar eclipse quincunx with Neptune. There will be a stir of many emotions that can cause tension. However, meditation and retreat from our thoughts allows us to better balance to prevent us from flipping out or retreating totally.

Although this month’s moon is in Leo its proximity to the Constellation of Cancer which is the most emotional & sensitive of the constellations will have us being a little more sensitive than usual this month. However, keep these in perspective. Take a look at what needs better balance in your life, and how proper care & sensitivity will promote a better equilibrium. Conquering these aspects allows us to walk a road that is paved in gold.


Tarot Talks Volume XIX: An interview with Dame Darcy, creator of the Mermaid Tarot

Tis the Season, winter solstice is near, so are the holidays, & those Chai Latte’s I love so much. I hope that you are bundled up, & in clear thought because we are about to enter the Season of thought…. Better known as the Season of Swords. The holidays are the last rounds to celebrate the many gifts that the harvest of the fall provides us. It is from this time that we are ushered into the time of The Hermit, the time of stillness where we can reflect on what we would like to bring into fruition when Ostara blesses us with the Spring. Dame Darcy has created a nautical themed deck that translates to any time of the year. I love to use this deck during the winter months, because it brings light into a time that can get cloudy. I hope that you enjoy reading about it, as much as I love working with it!


Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

Dame Darcy creator of the Mermaid Tarot

Dame Darcy is a powerhouse, having created characters who have a life & energy all their own. Anyone who is familiar with her Meat Cake series is aware of the cult following her work creates. The characters within this deck truly have lives all of their own because of Dame’s process to hand draw them all. Yes every character, every piece of sand, every wave in this deck is hand drawn. With an amazing sepia tone and aquamarine wash to make one feel that they are looking at an old pirate map.

Worthy Tarot: Tell me about yourself, where are you from & where are you currently? How have these locations influenced what you do creatively?

DD: I have always liked mermaids a lot but moved to Savanah because of the influence of the boating and nautical stuff. I have always dreamed of being a pirate and sailor surrounded by dolphins and other nautical wildlife. Since I have been in Savanah, I have had a lot more experience with sailing and also got a model fin so I can swim like a mermaid. I shot a series pilot based on my comic book, you can find it on Youtube here:


The pilot is called Voyage of a Temptress where I play a mermaid. I wanted the deck to look like a pirate map and like it is on parchment paper. The deck in general is sepia toned but with an aquamarine was over it to give the cards a nautical and pirate feel.

Dame Darcy, creator of the Mermaid Tarot

Dame Darcy, creator of the Mermaid Tarot

To this day the Rider Waite is still one of my most cherished decks. As a sequential artist known for drawing comics, I was drawn to the tarot because in essence it is sequential art. Making a Tarot Decks blends perfectly with the work I do when I create a comic. As a Pagan my soul has been drawn to this work for centuries, and in this lifetime I have been able to combine my love of drawing comics with the spiritual views of Tarot, to make a deck that deeply conveys my vision and artistic sensibilities.

Worthy Tarot: We are entering an Air Age which is associated with thought. When you examine air it can blow everything around that is not tethered. People are trying to find their footing and light as they enter this age and are drawn to the magic and spirituality of the Tarot. The face of the tarot just like our new age is changing, how do you feel your deck lends to this revolution?

DD: I worship the Goddess, and in the last 50 years this has been the first time in centuries where women have been able to be property owners, career driven, business owners, homemakers, mothers, sisters, vessels for life and wisdom without the struggle of trying to uphold the demeanor and values that a patriarchal society has placed on them. This is still a struggle with its list of growing pains, but we are coming much further along then where we have been in years previously. I saw an interview where a women said that she was not a feminist, because men have certain issues that women do not advocate. The cornerstone of all feminism is equal rights for everyone, gay, transgender, etc.

I volunteer at a crisis center and teach art to both young girls and boys. And I find equal, open & free expression in women and men which better gets us to greater understanding exactly what equality can mean. I am not a man hating feminist. I feel that men have been neglected and affected by the same issues as women. The problem lies with the patriarchy, I am not against Christianity I like Jesus I just do not like fundamentalism. The Goddess is coming back, feminism is becoming the norm. Some of the growing pains that we are experiencing are men finding where they belong in all of this. The patriarchy is beginning to crumble and we all can see this. If you ask anyone gay, male, female, what island they would want to live one, one with only men or women the general consensus is that of all women so why the patriarchy? I am glad this age is ending.

Worthy Tarot: What inspires you and how was that inspiration incorporated into your deck?

DD:  I love the pirate era and rococo fashion made around the same time in the mid-1700s. My deck reflects the time and sensibilities of this era. I started my career in the early 90s making themes. I would photo copy and hand print stuff. To this day I am still teaching these themes and how to publish them from young people to college level. I have always been drawn to hand drawn or hand made over computer driven art. Anyone can do Photoshop now, but not everyone has the skill and energy that is reflected in a hand drawn deck. All of my deck was hand drawn and painted in watercolor. I am old-school, so Photoshop is not my thing. I think the genuine energy that is conveyed in hand drawn art can get lost when making art via Photoshop. I also have handmade everything on my Etsy shop.

Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

I self-published this deck, have 3 books coming out this year. My Meatcake comics are going to be put into one book which will come out in June. I am also currently illustrating a mystery compilation, and a book on female murderers called Lady Killers which will be published by Harper Collins. I have two sides’ whimsical fairies goddess and mermaids, but my other side is Victorian Gothic pen and ink. I have the duality of the Gemini, my light blond twin who is an intellectual and can think herself out of anything like Spock. Then there is my emotional dark side, or the darker twin. The two of them are in me at all times and I have to make them work together. I started my career as a teenager working on instincts and intuition as I get older I can utilize these gifts better.

Worthy Tarot: If you could use a film, artists, novels to make your dream Tarot deck what would that be? (I have a couple NeverendingStory Tarot, Pippi Longstocking Tarot, Julie Heffernan Tarot like please now!!!!)

DD: Wizard of Oz tarot from the classic of 1912, this influenced my drawing style. There are so many different characters especially female characters which I love within this novel. I like the fact that women are reflected as powerful witches and you see Dorothy go through the Fool’s Journey. Tarot decks do a great job at blending male and female archetypes, because they pick up the male and female energies that are within each of us. You find male and female characters equally dispersed in most Tarot decks. When you are reading for someone the male can represent a women, and the women can represent the male which sends a very truthful message to us all.

Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

Worthy Tarot: Would you ever create another deck, think about this one as I know 78 cards are a huge undertaking!

DD: I am thinking of creating a Meat Cake Tarot deck based on my comic book series which I think will be funny and fun. I was going to publish a Meat Cake deck before I published the Mermaid Tarot, however I chose not to because it already had its own publisher and following. I figured that mermaids were a great theme and people would love them as much as I do. Just like the Tarot mermaids are mystical. Also like the Tarot mermaids can convey the dark and light aspects within people. Some angel and oracle decks avoid some of the darker themes in life and I did not want to do this with my deck. I like the fact that Tarot can be in your face and explores both facets of life.

Mermaids are beautiful representations of female empowerment and freedom but they can also crash ships and cause storms embodying the energy of the sea Goddess. The sea is not always in a happy place, neither are people.

Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

Mermaids can also represent everyone, little girls love them. Transgendered people love them because having fish tails they are not gendered biased. Men like them because they are sexy and unapologetic about it. They draw all sorts of people in and appeal to a greater market.

Worthy Tarot: If someone is interested in your deck how would they get a hold of you?

DD:  http://damedarcy.com/



Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

Mermaid Tarot, Dame Darcy

10/5/2017 Full Moon in Aries | Blood Moon – Harvest Moon

Fall is here, the leaves are changing, the air is crisp, what a welcomed change! October is one of my favorite months, most of the time the weather is perfect & then there is Halloween which feeds my internal child. Not only is October upon us, but so is the Harvest Moon which is in the lovely Fire Sign of Aries (Be warned if I am biased, this is my sign!!!).


Tomorrow’s Full Moon will take place tomorrow at 2:41pm ET, and is named the Harvest Moon due to its proximity to the Fall Equinox. This occurs in October this month, but most often occurs in September. So, what does this moon have in store for us? The Full Moon this week will square Pluto, which has now stationed direct but we will still feel our attention focused towards matters that are currently on our minds. Fall is all about the Harvest, utilize the energy of this month to harvest the wealth that comes from successfully letting go of anything that currently has you stagnant. This release allows one to enter a period of true regeneration.


The coming together of Venus & Mars on the same day of the Full Moon makes room for some interesting energy. Venus will promote an erotic energy & Mars will herald a period of creative energy. Venus amplifies, & Mars being the warrior wants what it wants. Paired together in Virgo, this passion is put to great use. You will see your tasks tackled this month, so use this energy to give true strength. The frequency of this month is trying to set us up for accomplishment, however both planets are close to squaring Saturn so expect those accomplishments to be tested.


Mercury will have a conjunction with the Sun this month. This will place Mercury in a cycle where it will be further from Earth than normal. This allows us to have a full panoramic view of the intricacies of things that we may normally miss. The space that Mercury has this month gives it room to gather a greater perspective, use that to your full advantage. Remember that Mercury is our messenger, keep your eyes peeled for those messages that come that may have true remedies to things that have been worrisome the past couple of weeks.


Aries as you know have a flare for drama, (uugh tell me about it!). So, expect this week to have its dramatic peaks and lows. However, drama doesn’t always equate bad news. Sometimes, we get right to the heart of our goals in a more dramatic fashion than normal…. But when we move this way we damn sure won’t be bored. There will be a lot of light shed on personal changes that we are trying to put in place. The spotlight is on us, who we are professionally & personally… Aries energy is great at highlighting these things, so use it to your advantage. Use the boost in attention to help to elevate you & keep your ascension maintained.


Heru Jerome 10/4/2017

9-20-2017 New Moon in Virgo

We are just steps away from The Season of Pentacles, The Fall, The Harvest J. The nature of the summer time is to get alchemy brewing, the energy of the Suit of Wands is there to aid us in manifesting our wildest dreams. However, from Summer we are ushered into Fall & given the opportunity to “Harvest” all those things that we manifested during the summer months. The fall is time to put our feet in the soil & get to work with what we want to get accomplished. We are reminded of this constantly, however this week puts a spotlight on these issues with our New Moon in the lovely Earth Sign of Virgo.


The nature of the Virgo is to carefully & meticulously put all energies into categories in order to better decipher them. The Virgo wants to organize, define, & categorize… in order to build a bridge to greater understanding. This is a sign that is not afraid of learning & understands learning new things is what makes life interesting. This may mean having patience at one’s helm, in order to maintain the energy to stick with something through its entire process. This can be painstaking, but Mother Nature reminds us of this in the Fall Season. The changes that are around us are cycles ending to birth new beginnings.


Virgo’s love the idea of perfection, & will work tirelessly to achieve the archetype of what they consider to be perfect. They will work very hard, often non-stop with the satisfaction of getting everything accomplished as they envision in their minds eyes. However, deep in their hearts they understand that the perfection that they are trying to manifest is unrealistic. But, the pleasure that is given for an unrealistic cause can often switch focus & serve as a distraction. Ask yourself this month, are you setting standards that are realistic, for yourself or others? The energy of this moon will shed light on those issues that all of us have.  


The new moon in Virgo is joined by Mercury, Venus & Mars….. So, the areas that this moon will target are very specific. Would the perfection seeking Virgo have it any other way? Mercury finds itself in direct opposition to Neptune right at the beginning of this moon. This is incredibly close to where Mercury stationed retrograde. However, now direct, Mercury will complete this opposition while it is direct. Mercury isn’t the most reliable when influenced by Neptune in this way. Neptune tends to blur the lines, especially when specifics are concerned. It is great to have your head in the clouds when balanced, because you can bring yourself back to grounding when needed. Use the magic of this connection not as something that will deter you, but aid in your efforts.


Mercury & Mars oppositions this month will remind us of our vulnerabilities. Sometimes we must allow ourselves to reexplore the rudiments of a situation to get back to the basics of understanding exactly what it is. We will take a very brick & mortar approach to how we develop plans to tackle our issues. The answers to success, may be a lot simpler then we allow ourselves to see. Allow the energies of the New Moon to allow you to get back to a strategy that simply leads you where you need to go. What is the real reason that you have your heart’s desires in the first place, & how can that motivate you to keep going? Like the Harvest we must work, but if we move with the energy of this month we have the capacity to make true change.


Heru Jerome 9/19/2017

Tarot Talks Volume XVIII: An interview with Grace Duong, creator of the Mystic Mondays Tarot

Hi my beautiful souls, fall is almost here…. I will admit that I am sad to see the Summer go, however I am very excited about the change that the new season has in store. Fall is the time of the Harvest, deeply related to the Suit of Pentacles in the Tarot. It allows us to truly harvest our goals, needs & desires. It is such an important time, because we leave the fall to enter the Winter Time which is associated with the Suit of Swords, Air (Thought) & The Hermit. Keep in mind those things that you will like to bring into fruition as 2017 makes way for 2018. Grace Duong has transformed the concept of Monday’s instead of it being something we can often dread, look at is a Spiritual Restart. This is a tremendous deck to cozy up with a cup of tea, and get deeply to the heart of matters.


Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Grace Duong creator of Mysic Mondays

“Rainy days & Mondays always get me down” The Carpenters

We can change the way that we approach Monday’s with an excitement and vigor for what is in store as well as the changes that come! Grace Duong has created a deck that isn’t too top heavy in its imagery to allow one to connect with self on a daily basis. This is a tremendous tool for anyone to include in their spiritual arsenal.

Worthy Tarot: Tell me about yourself, where are you from & where are you currently? How have these locations influenced what you do creatively?

GD: My name is Grace – I’m a creative person at heart, always cooking up new ideas & creative projects. I freelance as a graphic designer & art director in Los Angeles. I’m originally from Philadelphia & actually started my journey in the fine arts taking various art classes on Saturdays since my middle / high school did not have a strong arts program. I ended up working for a mural artists & joined stage crew so that I could paint sets in high school. I ventured off into the graphic design program at the Tyler School of Art – Temple University in Philadelphia & was drawn to the idea of visual communication & how that could impact societies at a larger scale, & (hopefully) in a beneficial way. Philadelphia instilled a strong sense of traditional art, from concepts like scale, angles, form that all help to inform me in my design practice now. Los Angeles has given me a certain freedom to explore different avenues. I felt tied down to a certain way of doing things the “right” way, however all of that training has allowed me to explore & create what feels & sparks true to me – what I want to express, whether its photography, illustration, or any other media. I think all these medias can be used to convey your big idea, that you have permission to use all of them how you’d like, & to have fun with it! I certainly did that with Mystic Mondays, seeing it as more than just illustrated Tarot cards. There’s also an App, videos, gifs, that all live under the Mystic Mondays brand & speak the bigger brand message.

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Worthy Tarot: What drew you to Tarot & Oracle, what aspects of your energy have found their way into your deck? How does this make your deck unique?

GD: I was always interested in the metaphysical & spiritual world. It began when my cousin Sylvie gifted me a tarot deck about 8 years ago. I found I didn’t fully relate to the art of the cards & the way they were written, so it inspired me to create my own! I think this deck encompasses my own personal punch of positivity & warmth. My style often has bright & bold colors, & I found that was especially important for this deck as energy carries vibrations & each color carries a vibration also. My intention was for people to use Mystic Mondays tarot as an intuition tool. I wanted it to be accessible for people to want to learn & grow from their experiences with using it. Tarot often has a dark & negative connotation to it – but it doesn’t have to be that way! Tarot is for anybody & everybody.

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Worthy Tarot: We are entering an Air Age which is associated with thought. When you examine air it can blow everything around that is not tethered. People are trying to find their footing & light as they enter this age & are drawn to the magic & spirituality of the Tarot. The face of the Tarot just like our new age is changing, how do you feel your deck lends to this revolution?

GD: Mystic Mondays is all about beginnings. As Mondays are associated with the start of your week, Mystic Mondays is about setting intentions that will carry on with you to guide you through the rest of the week. Embracing a spirituality practice does not have to be hard, or heavy, & you can incorporate it into your life however you’d like! My take on this Tarot & Mystic Mondays is that it can be much more lighthearted & fun to introduce clarity, guidance, & intention into your everyday life & that there is no “right” or “wrong” way of doing so.

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Worthy Tarot: What inspires you & how was that inspiration incorporated in your deck?


GD: I’m inspired by different books I read, people I meet, & places I go. Feelings & emotions are very much a part of my life & I wanted people to be able to feel a part of themselves while using this deck. I’m inspired by bold personalities, particularly women, for forging the path for other strong females who not only want to create a product, but make a positive impact doing so.

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Worthy Tarot: Would you ever create another deck, think about this one as I know 78 cards are a huge undertaking!

GD: I would definitely be open to it! Never say never J.

Worthy Tarot: If you could have your favorite artist/artists create your dream deck who would they be?

GD: Well, I recently found that Salvador Dali created a Tarot Deck & I looked through it! So that already exists. I would actually love to see more modern decks out there as I’m drawn to bold graphic styles & colors.

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Worthy Tarot: If someone is interested in your deck how would they get a hold of you?

GD: Mystic Mondays is on social! So definitely hang out with us there. You can also check out our website & email us!




Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

Mystic Mondays, by Grace Duong

8-7-2017 Full Moon in Aquarius | Lunar Eclipse

Today we are reminded that we are inching closer to the Harvest. I hope that all of you are continuing to have a wonderful Summer Season. This truly is an amazing time of year, & is charged with something very special. August 7, 2017 not only marks a Full Moon in our lovely Air Sign of Aquarius but it is also a Lunar Eclipse. So, expect a little bit of Shadow & Light the next couple of weeks, we GOT THIS!!!!

The lunar eclipse, which takes place today is at 15° Aquarius… our lovely Water Bearer. Jupiter square Pluto is directly linked to both the Moon & Sun, so it is related to both sides of who we are our Feminine Side- Moon & our Masculine Side-Sun. You will have a drive this month to find balance in both sides to help achieve a higher sense of self for personal success… Do not let this search get too out of hand, it can have major negative impacts on your behavior & close relationships. Balance in all things!

Our internal dialogues suggest what is best for us, & defines what success looks like. However, how do we get to that success? The frequency of this moon has the potential to make our climb up the ladder a little ruthless! We all have it in us, but it must be tamed. The movements of the Planets are a language that is divine & reveals several messages, so take the time to listen. The Jupiter & Pluto connection this month provides us knowledge on how to avoid these pitfalls this month. They also give use cinematic views into not only the success that we crave, but the happiness that comes when it is achieved in a balanced way.

Lunar Eclipses are learning lessons to shift our focus to our relationships… those deep & those not as much. The Sun opposite Moon will give the emotions that we have the energy to reach their peak during this time. The Sun is the architect & the King of the everyday world, use this energy to take an objective look at all your relationships. Keep in mind that this Moon also sheds light on our feminine aspects so think about how you can better connect with your own personal needs, wishes & intentions. Looking at these helps you to better see the intentions & wishes of others & if those are in conjunction with the balance that is needed to have you at a healthy & peaceful equilibrium.

The moon will have a period where it is not visible, or black. This represents a reset, or recalibration allowing us to examine & reprogram the baggage that has troubled us over the last couple of months.

The August 7th Lunar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius is taking place in the Constellation of Capricorn, that which heralds all the details of human affairs & can bring great change in our climate. The Jupiter Square Pluto is probably the most important aspect in the chart after the Lunar Eclipse itself. This powerful energy will be felt four days before the eclipse & it remains a major influencer throughout this month. This is where the urge for success comes from this month, you will want it & you will crave it BIG TIME!!!! It may be a personal project, or your career but you will have a firm drive to plant roots & have them create avenues for true success.

Success is not a bad thing depending on how we go about achieving it. Greed & corruption are always met with shitty results so carefully navigate pathways this month & see how your drive to being on top impacts those around you. Move in the true energy of Maat the deity of Balance, keep your heart as light as her feathers & your movements as pure. We all want to win the battle, but sometimes it is necessary to ask oneself at what cost do we win? Lunar eclipses highlight our home-life & personal relationships so challenges most likely will emerge in those areas. But I have faith that we all will keep our Ascension maintained this month with a little divine intervention :)

Maat – Goddess of Balance

Maat – Goddess of Balance

Heru Jerome 8/7/2017

Tarot Talks Volume XVII: An interview with Kristi Prokopiak, creator of the Illest Tarot

Peace, light & love fam…. The Summer is in full swing & oh is this is my favorite time of year. This week is charged with the energy of the Leo New Moon, & is a great time to connect with self. The Tarot is a tremendous tool for meditation & self-reflection, even if you are not a reader. Nowadays, there are so many decks to choose from, & every so often you come across a deck that just stops you in your tracks. The Illest Tarot is a deck that is close to my heart, I have always been deeply inspired by many artists.  Kristi Prokopiak created a deck that uses many people that have inspired me & many others for years as its archetypes. With each card, you see the familiar faces of muses like Erykah Badu, Fiona Apple, Drew Barrymore, Sade & Bjork… just to name a few. It is as if this deck has been picked from my mind, I hope that you enjoy reading about it as much as I love working with it. This is a special one!!!!!!!!


The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

Kristi Prokopiak creator of the Illest Tarot

“When they see you coming N***s take off running from you its true oh yes they do” Erykah Badu…. Erykah reminds us to rid ourselves of that which is heavy and keeps us from attracting new things in her song Bag Lady. The Summer is a great time to look internally at those things, because the natural alchemy of things coming together is all around us in the Summer. It is a time to manifest!

Worthy Tarot: You have chosen some amazing architects in art to be muses for your deck, how did you choose who would represent certain suits?

KP: Thank you! To be honest, I chose the artists, actors & influential figures that touched my life when I was younger. Drawing from my own life is what gives it such a unique flavor. I have been studying the Tarot for several years now, so I have a grasp on what all the cards mean in the traditional sense, but also how they speak to me specifically. I just matched up the ideas & characteristics of each card with whomever represented those traits for me. Their sound, their words, their affectation as a certain character, these are all subtle things I remember, & that was how I

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

decided who I would want to embody each card’s archetype. In some cases, my choice is literally based off of one character in a movie (The Tower) or a specific album (The Lovers). In other cases it’s about their general style, vibe, aesthetic or unique voice…. Sometimes I knew without question who would be matched up (The Wheel of Fortune, The Hermit, The Moon & The High Priestess were all locked in from the get) but sometimes I couldn’t make up my mind (The World, Temperance, Justice & Judgement took a few tries). There are so many small specific ways that each card speaks to me, so I am excited to see them interact with other readers, & how their personal experiences relate to the people chosen for the cards. The name came from one of my favorite bands when I was a teenager, The Beastie Boys. I am a born & raised New Yorker, so I am sure that influenced some of the choices.

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

Worthy Tarot: We are entering an Air Age which is associated with thought. When you examine air it can blow everything around that is not tethered. People are trying to ding their footing & light as they enter this age & are drawn to the magic & spirituality of the Tarot. The face of the tarot just like or new age is changing, how do you feel your deck lends to this revolution?

KP: It really is an interesting time!!! I began reading tarot when I found a Tower card on a sidewalk in Brooklyn. I took it as a sign & quickly became obsessed with the Tarot. Luckily there was a bit of a witch trend happening over there, & it was easy to find others that were reading intuitively & sharing their knowledge. I remember being so frustrated with the images on the classic Rider Waite Smith deck. Most of the symbolism was lost on me at first, & I found the heteronormative, all white people thing kind of frustrating. I think the Illest Tarot makes it a little more approachable, relatable & fun. I know I prefer to read with indie decks, & there are so many amazing options. I love everything Mary Evans of Spirit Speaks does. The Starchild Tarot speaks to my soul. The Slow Holler deck is such an amazing concept with such beautiful execution….. Our Tarot is so unique & inspiring… There’s a deck for every kind of reader! I hope my deck speaks to the people that need it most in their lives. I love to watch people’s faces when they find a card that really resonates.

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

Worthy Tarot: What inspires you & how was that inspiration incorporated in your deck?

KP: Well that depends. Right this second? My Spotify playlist! It’s some of my favorite songs from the artists in the Illest Tarot (you can find it on Spotify, it’s called “the illest tarot”). So obviously music from the 90s is a huge influence here. In general, I am inspired by a wide range of things. I love the street art in NYC & the cactus gardens in the High Desert. Definitely the ocean, which is likely why there are so many blue & green backgrounds in the deck. Really great clothes. Individuals that aren’t afraid to be themselves, to be weird & different & intense in an unapologetic way.

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

Worthy Tarot: Would you ever create another deck, think about this one as I know 78 cards are a huge undertaking!

KP: I don’t know! This is my 3rd deck & by far the most popular, so it’s a bit daunting to think about another one!! I know my love for tarot is always changing & growing, so I am sure I will have a new idea eventually. For now I am just happy to see this deck come to life!!

Worthy Tarot: If you could have your favorite artist/artists create your dream deck who would they be?

KP: I would love to see a deck by Kelly Tunstall. Her paintings feature beautiful alien-esque females & whimsical worlds. Her take on tarot would be amazing. I’m also a huge fan of Sarah Gottesdiener, that would be a really rad, graphic deck. My friend Juliana Sabinson is a hugely talented mixed media artist & I would love for her to publish all of her work in an oracle of some sort.

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

The Illest Tarot by Kristi Prokopiak

Worthy Tarot: If someone is interested in your deck how would they get a hold of you?

KP: This deck is up for pre-order on my website shop www.lovekp.bigcartel.com & I can always be reached via www.kristiprokopiak.com .

7/9/2017- Full Moon in Capricorn (Blessing Moon)


Sunday 7/9/2017 marks a Full Moon in our lovely Earth Sign of Capricorn. That element which is bound to Earth but has water tendencies, notice the Capricorn has a fish’s tail! Brace yourselves this will be an intense one. The Moon & Pluto which will be opposing the Sun & Mars creates a very charged energy. We will all feel it, & will all not be able to avoid it. However, we can control how it will impact us. So, what quadrant of our lives will this effect? Well, that Water nature of the Earthly bound Capricorn will shed light in the areas of our relationships. So, understand that the next couple of weeks will be charged, & allow yourself to proceed with caution.

There is a very intense charged energy associated with the frequency of this month’s full moon. It can create very clear channels that promote the worse of negative energy, outbursts, curse-outs, violence, self-hatred, anger….. But we all know that life is a balanced equation, so on the other side of this is room for peace & resolution, & the lessons learned from it. How can you keep your emotions in check & cultivate your personal relationships this month?

The Sun’s opposition to the Moon will highlight subharmonic frequencies in your current situation. How are you at work vs. home, how does your ego communicate to your colleagues, is it at bay? What inner tension presents itself in your everyday language & approach, & how can this be tamed so it can be met with grace?

This moon is at 17°09′ Capricorn & is one degree from Pluto. Pluto, like Pele, destroys in order to renew. The Moon’s conjunction with Pluto will bring very deep & intense emotions to the surface that can have the tendency to overwhelm. However, having a grip on where the frequencies are leading this month allows us to understand where these emotions are coming from & helps us to put them into perspective. Be careful to not let these manifest in your dealings with other people, in the form of jealousy, arguments, manipulation & just an overall nasty disposition. It’s like Ani Difranco says, “maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep…. Well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep.” Our stories are not always unique we all can have the same gripes, so be patient in your dealings with other people. 

Pele, Goddess of Fire

Pele, Goddess of Fire

Sun opposite Moon makes the Moon, Pluto alignment even more charged because it creates tension in our relationships. The Sun opposite Pluto brings crisis in the form of our self-esteem and how we see ourselves in this world. We may realize certain deficiencies which can bring self-criticism & depression but you must use this negative energy to bring you to a more balanced energy of peace. Mars being opposite to Pluto lights that fire to achieve your deepest desires and that is the whole key to this moon. Use the negativity to get you closer to your light & truth. “Straight talk makes for Straight understanding” be honest with yourself what shit do you need to be straight with yourself in order to move it out of the way & get you to a better equilibrium?

You will be moody & short tempered this month, but be patient with yourself & others. Without darkness & shadow we can’t appreciate the light that comes after. Hold on tight, light is near!

Heru Jerome 4/7/2017

6-23-2017 New Moon in Cancer

Happy Summer Solstice, here in the Northern Hemisphere & Happy New Moon in our lovely water sign of Cancer. Summer is officially here! So are the beaches, bbq’s, fireworks, late night walks, & a lot of sweat. However, keep in mind that the Summer is the Season of Alchemy. The air is charged with energy that is trying to bring things together. We are ushered from the Summer into the Harvest or Fall. So, set yourself up to have a successful harvest this fall, balance that fun with the shit that needs to get done!

This week is going to bring our attention to the Cancer & their energy. The Sun (Action- Real World – Architect), Mercury (Messenger – Giver – Wordsmith), & New Moon will all join Mars (Warrior- Alchemist – Leader) in Cancer. Cancer is a water sign that deals with all the realms of emotions & its many layers. The Crab likes to feel nested & comfortable. It’s claws allow it to fight for that cause. Cancers are very comfortable in the realms of what is needed to make one feel grounded or at home. You know the feeling of that blanket that you have had forever that just makes you feel nested, the smell of it, the fabric rubbing against you, the experience…. Well that feeling makes Cancers feel complete. This month will arise many memories in us of events, people, feelings that all are seeking that nested feeling from deep within. What sustenance is needed this month to make you feel at home?

Nun is the God of the cosmic waters of the subconscious in Egypt. The subconscious is vast because it contains all the threads that are knitted together through lifetimes to get us to where we currently are. Don’t let that concept go over your head, it shouldn’t! Time is not a linear thing; in fact, it is circular always coming back to the source…. We are all combinations of past karma, current karma, & future because we are all in circular time. Cancers have natural access to the understanding of this circular nature, the waters of Nun, & all the issues… happiness…. greatness…. or sadness that can reside in the subconscious. Cancers understand how everything ties itself together to get us to where we are in the present.

Nun, Ancient Egypt

Nun, Ancient Egypt

After the Sun enters Cancer so will Mercury. There is an aspect that is occurring this month that is a powerful point in the zodiac. There will be a superior conjunction when the Sun & Mercury come together, this is called cazimi, “in the heart of.” So we will be getting to the heart of the emotional experience & the center of that which may need help in order to bring our past… present… & future selves to the present in full form & strength. Mercury is the messenger so listen to those messages that the stars are bringing us this month. This brings a great wisdom that will carry us through the rest of the year.

The Summer is such a great time to connect with nature and give respect to it. Go to your favorite park at night and look at the stars and use that time to reflect exactly where you are trying to get in the Season of Wands & what emotional traumas from the past are currently leaving your crippled. I love the beach, as well as that feeling of the sand between my toes…. The vastness of the ocean reminds us of the vastness of life as well as it’s twists & turns. Take a moment this month & give notice.

Heru Jerome 6/22/2017

Tarot Talks Volume XVI: An interview with Mary Evans, creator of the Road to Nowhere Oracle

June 19th, 2017

Hi my beautiful souls! Summer is here, the Season of Wands!!!! That alchemy that gets shit done, wonder why so many babies are born in the winter? Well the Season of Wands has us getting into action & the best way to do so is with a strong sense of self. Divination tools help us to better understand self, where we are in the world & how we connect with others. Mary Evans has created an Oracle that allows one to connect with self on a very deep level. It is wonderful for those Summer Nights where you are trying to delve into self, & do some shadow work. I hope that you enjoy reading about this deck as much as I have!


The Road to Nowhere Oracle, by Mary Evans

The Road to Nowhere Oracle, by Mary Evans

Mary Evans creator of the Road to Nowhere Oracle

“Every picture has its shadows & it has some sort of light” Joni Mitchell…. This statement is so true to see the light we must understand what resides in the darkness. Mary Evans has created a deck rich in imagery that helps one to connect with all aspects of self, shadows included!

Worthy Tarot: What inspired you to embark on the journey to create a new deck?

ME: This is the fifth deck project I have undertaken. It feels like this new light bulb of inspiration, but more of an expansion upon the work I have already created. Each deck I have made thus far reflects the changes in my life & environment. They are portraits of my ideas & spirituality at the time when they were created. I started merging my art with divination when I was 23 years old. Now 27, it’s really cool to look back on my previous work & see how things have evolved for me.

Mary Evans, creator of the Road to Nowhere Oracle

Mary Evans, creator of the Road to Nowhere Oracle

I began the Road to Nowhere Oracle soon after I moved to Joshua Tree California. It was a big move for me. I didn’t know many people in Joshua Tree & I came here on advice from my psychic. It was the first time I moved without a friend or a partner or for school – the first time I lived alone, working for myself full-time. Truly the most independent I had been in my life. When you don’t have your job, partner, term paper, or whatever, to blame for your sadness or frustration, you have to look yourself straight in the mirror. It’s clear that the issues are within, meaning you have power to do the work to transform it. Living out in the middle of the desert leaves space for you to process & self-reflect. Not all of this is rainbows & butterflies. Living out here has made me feel more comfortable with addressing the traumas of the past. You can see some of these shadow elements throughout the deck. I think these new energies entering my life influenced the inspiration for the deck’s creation.

The Road to Nowhere Oracle by Mary Evans

The Road to Nowhere Oracle by Mary Evans

My favorite oracle deck is the Secret Dakini by Penny Slinger. That deck really opened me up to a new way of viewing divination. If you have worked with Penny Slinger’s deck, you can most likely see its influence in these cards. Much of my aesthetic is rooted in punk and d.i.y. culture, whereas most of my early childhood influences were colorful & whimsical southern folk art. I think this deck is reflective of both.

Worthy Tarot: The visuals in this deck, are much different than your decks in the past yet you have managed to remain in a transformational frequency. How does this deck differ other than the look of it?

ME: There are certain feelings or expressions that as an artist I may not be able to capture with pen & paper. Using found images was a way to purpose the world around me to express my thoughts. My decks carry a certain playfulness & whimsy paired with a sharp edge of darker elements. To me, this is how I find balance in efforts to explain profound themes in life. I am hoping that this same spirit carries over in the Road to Nowhere deck. It’s difficult to say just how different it is from my other decks without having been able to use it in a reading yet.

The Road to Nowhere Oracle by Mary Evans

The Road to Nowhere Oracle by Mary Evans

Worthy Tarot: What was the process like to create this deck, how long did it take you?

ME: I am unlike most other artists that you meet. If you know me, you know how hard I work. People often have a vision of full-time artists as lazy, & this is something that I often fight when explaining my business to those with more conventional jobs.

Sometimes I feel shamed for how relentlessly I dedicate myself to my work. Some people have called me a workaholic. What these people don’t understand about me is that this is not just work for me. I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon. The baby-dolls in my mom’s attic have crayon scribbles on the tops of their heads. This is not just a work effort; this is what deeply fulfills my life’s purpose.

Working on new artistic endeavors is what makes me the most happy in life. I live doing this & put my all into it. I keep an industrious schedule for my projects & work hard to meet my self-imposed deadlines. I started the Road to Nowhere Oracle Deck in December 2016 & finished it right before I turned 27 in May 2017. The actual artwork took 2 months & the rest of the time was dedicated to writing the guidebook & formatting. Right now I am in the process of proofing before I print :) .

The Road to Nowhere Oracle by Mary Evans

The Road to Nowhere Oracle by Mary Evans

Worthy Tarot: Do you think that you would create a Tarot Deck that can pair with this one?

ME: You know, I’m really not sure. I would like to take a break from making decks for now. I love tarot & divination so much – it has done incredible things in my life, but I feel called to work in some other interest areas. Currently I am writing a book about my philosophy on creating spiritual practices. Writing is a challenging medium that I enjoy & feel it is helping me grow.

I have a lot more to say, but I have directed most of that voice to a very particular audience. I want to expand & see what happens. This doesn’t mean I’ll never make a deck again. I am sure I’ll return to deck making at some point. But for now, you might be seeing me in some different avenues.  

Worthy Tarot: Did the current tone of the climate in our country right now influence the images in this deck?

ME: Man… I think it’s difficult for this political climate not to affect our lives & work at this point. It’s not like before now the government wasn’t corrupt & didn’t mistreat its people. The difference might be that we are now nose-to-nose with the stare of things as there are.

I have thought about if what is going on with our country has had an influence on this work. When I create these spiritual tools, I like to give them freedom to speak as they may. I do feel the energy in this deck has been somewhat shaped by what has been going on. This deck is bolder in confronting deep shadow themes than any other I have made. Even titling the deck “Road to Nowhere” was something I hesitated over, my concern being that people would think it was too morose. Ultimately, this is the title & work I felt most connected to.

Worthy Tarot: I know an artist’s work becomes like their children so it’s hard to pick a favorite. Do you have a favorite card in this deck?

ME: Yes! A hard question! I’m not completely sure without having used the cards in a reading for myself. However, The Hypnotists card best depicts my original vision for the deck.

The Road to Nowhere Oracle by Mary Evans

The Road to Nowhere Oracle by Mary Evans

Worthy Tarot: If someone is interested in your deck how would they get a hold of you?

ME: You can purchase my decks on my website www.spirit-speak.com


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