Happy World Tarot Day! Contest for 3 Free Readings!


Every World Tarot Day I celebrate by giving myself a lengthy Tarot reading using my all-time favorite deck, The Celtic Dragon Tarot, by Lisa Hunt (Llewellyn Publishing, 1999). I have 4 copies & this one pictured is my pride & joy because the box & book were both signed by Lisa. This is the deck that inspired me to become a deck creator myself & now my Egyptian Lenormand deck is available at Amazon & other booksellers.

The Celtic Dragon Tarot, by Lisa Hunt (Llewellyn Publishing, 1999), signed copy.

The Celtic Dragon Tarot, by Lisa Hunt (Llewellyn Publishing, 1999), signed copy.

In celebration of World Tarot Day I am offering 3 free tarot readings to 3 randomly chosen followers of my blog. If you’re not already subscribed, please do so & will include you in the drawing. I am holding the drawing tomorrow & the 3 winners will be announced here & also on Facebook. Winners will need to contact me via email to collect their prize.

Good luck to all & enjoy today, which is also Memorial Day. Please say a prayer to all who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Thank you!

Thank you for following my blog & feel free to leave comments.

Wishing you all many blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

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Free Reading for the Week of May 18, 2015


I asked the cards in general, what do we all need to know for the week ahead? I drew 3 cards representing Body, Mind & Spirit.

The Magical Times Empowerment Cards by Jody Bergsma. US Games, Inc. 2013.

The Magical Times Empowerment Cards by Jody Bergsma. US Games, Inc. 2013.

The message on each card reads:

BODY:  Journey: Focus on how far you have come, not on how far you have to go. you will find help in unexpected places (original emphasis).

MIND:  Adversity: See the gifts in challenge. One can be taught within the calm, but the greatest lessons are learned from the storms (original emphasis).

SPIRIT: Manifestation: Your dreams have untold energy. Open the door and let them live. Desire and belief are your power.

For an oracle deck, The Magical Empowerment Cards can provide some very heavy duty readings, and this reading is a good example of that. (For my review, please see yesterday’s post).

This reading starts with a Journey, as do most things. The first card is saying we’re on a journey and heading toward somewhere & we need to focus on how far we’ve already come, not how far we have yet to travel.

Adversity tells us there will be obstacles along our path. Well, that’s life. There are obstacles and within them we find our greatest lessons.

The final card is Manifestation. If we’re brave and undertake the journey, deal with the adversity we must all face, then through our desire and faith our dreams can manifest.

This week may prove to be one of major achievements and dreams realized as long as we don’t allow the blocks we run across to overwhelm us. Instead, look past them and keep your eyes on your goal.

Thank you for following my blog & feel free to leave comments.

Wishing you all many blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

Facebook ~ Nefer Khepri

Twitter ~ Egyptian Lenormand (all tweets are my own)

Twitter ~ Archangel Saint Michael (I channel AA Michael who does all the talking, then I do all the typing. He will also be receiving his own section at my website soon)

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Deck Review: The Magical Times Empowerment Cards


The Magical Times Empowerment Cards, Jody Bergsma. US Games, Inc. 2013.

The Magical Times Empowerment Cards, Jody Bergsma. US Games, Inc. 2013.

Artist Jody Bergsma’s Magical Times Empowerment Cards deliver just what the title suggests. The images are magical and the messages are empowering. Consisting of 44 cards housed in a flip-top box, the Magical Times Empowerment Cards is a lovely oracle with which to work.

The LWB (Little White Book) that accompanies the deck is also housed within the box and consists of 27 pages. The cards and LWB both measure 3 1/2 x 5 1/4″. Interpretations are limited to 5-7 sentences that are phrased as positive affirmations that can be used together or in isolation if you so desire.

The cards have background and borders of varying pastel colors with the image centered on the card within a circle. There is brief guidance provided at the base of each card with the title of the card centered at the top.

The LWB includes three spreads.  There is the single card spread for quick and general guidance. The 3-card Empowerment spread and a 5-card Elemental Influences spread.

This is an excellent deck for beginners and those new to card reading. The images are very pretty and completely non-threatening. There isn’t any Devil or Death cards that might frighten first-time readers. The interpretations are very short with even shorter complementary guidance printed on each card, so the Magical Empowerment Cards lend themselves well to short, yet pithy readings. They’re great for quick guidance and little intuitive pick-me-ups.

Fans of Jody Bergsma’s art will love this deck and readers who are looking for a lovely deck that gives short and concise readings will appreciate it as well.

Thank you for following my blog & feel free to leave comments.

Wishing you all many blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

Facebook ~ Nefer Khepri

Twitter ~ Egyptian Lenormand (all tweets are my own)

Twitter ~ Archangel Saint Michael (I channel AA Michael who does all the talking, then I do all the typing. He will also be receiving his own section at my website soon)

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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2015.


Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.:

The current Mercury retrograde cycle begins Monday, May 18th & runs through June 11th. Here is some basic information on what it is, how it can affect us, and what you can do for smooth sailing during this time period.

Originally posted on The Magickal-Musings of Nefer Khepri, PhD:

(C) Nefer Khepri, 2012. The god Mercury, Palace on the Island of Corfu, Greece. (C) Nefer Khepri, 2012. The god Mercury, Palace on the Island of Corfu, Greece.

The planet Mercury rules over Travel, Technology, and Communication. Three to four times a year it appears to the naked eye to be traveling through its orbit backwards. This is actually an optical illusion, however, when this does occur it appears that here on our little planet things can start to go askew.

During Mercury retrograde periods we experience more snafus and screw ups than usual. If you’re traveling your luggage could get lost, flights can suffer lengthy delays, and reservations can be mysteriously canceled without your prior approval. Also, as I found out the hard way last June, you can also suffer very bad accidents when traveling during a retrograde period. This is something that I will never ever do again.

Mercury rules over technology as well and you can experience more vehicle, electrical, &…

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The Turtle Lenormand


The Turtle Lenormand, collage of card images. (C) Nefer Khepri, 2015. Self-published. http://turtle-lenormand.com

The Turtle Lenormand, collage of card images. (C) Nefer Khepri, 2015. Self-published. http://turtle-lenormand.com

My latest deck creation is The Turtle Lenormand.  It is a traditional Lenormand, but has at least one turtle depicted on every card. Some turtles are realistically rendered while others are whimsical. The cards are all traditionally titled and work well with the traditional Lenormand interpretations.  Directionality in reading the Clouds, Scythe and one version of The Book card have been maintained. I created The Turtle Lenormand simply because I have always loved turtles.

Gamera, from the original B&W film, "Gamera" (1965) taking out the Japanese military in fine turtle-y fashion.

Gamera, from the original B&W film, “Gamera” (1965) taking out the Japanese military in fine turtle-y fashion.

I had two turtles when I was little whom I assumed were a boy and a girl so I named them Mickey and Minnie. I’ve always really resonated with turtles and the neighborhood kids’ nickname for me was “Turtle.”  I think it was seeing Gamera when I was 9 that really cinched my love of turtles.

 

If you have never seen a Gamera movie, treat yourself sometime. They are done in the same vein as the Godzilla movies (kaiju). Yes, they are cheesy and somewhat campy, but they’re so much fun. Gamera is a giant prehistoric turtle in hibernation under the arctic ice when he is awoken by atomic blasts. Thus begins a movie franchise that has culminated in 12 films with rumors of a 13th film in the works (please, please, please!).

Gamera using his jet rockets to fly through the air.

Gamera using his jet rockets to fly through the air.

What kid wouldn’t love a flying turtle (yes, Gamera is so awesome that he FLIES and he has jet rockets!!). In addition to flying, Gamera can breathe fire and he loves children. One of his official titles is “Friend of All Children.” He’s a good guy. No wonder I have always loved turtles!

My cat checking out The Cat card of my "Egyptian Lenormand" (Schiffer Books, 2015).

My cat checking out The Cat card of my “Egyptian Lenormand” (Schiffer Books, 2015).

My first Lenormand deck, The Egyptian Lenormand, combined my two great loves: the ancient Egyptian civilization (a love that began also when I was 9 ~ coincidence??) with the Lenormand system of cartomancy. I figured for my second foray into deck creation why not combine my love of Lenormand with my love of turtles? Plus, I wanted a deck of nothing but turtles for myself, just as I had wanted an Egyptian-themed Lenormand for myself.

Final drawing of The House card for "The Turtle Lenormand," copyright Nefer Khepri, 2015. Self-published. Available at http://turtle-lenormand.com.

Final drawing of The House card for “The Turtle Lenormand,” copyright Nefer Khepri, 2015. Self-published. Available at http://turtle-lenormand.com.

Hence, The Turtle Lenormand was conceived. The images first took form as a bunch of badly scribbled sketch-ideas I drew late one night when I was suffering from insomnia, and now those ideas have taken final form into drawings and card images.

All images contained within The Turtle Lenormand are created on mixed media card stock. It’s a slightly heavier card stock than bristol smooth or bristol vellum and better allows for the blending of watercolor pencils without paper warp. I use a variety of artistic mediums ranging from polychromos pencils, watercolor pencils, Caran D’Ache watercolor crayons, to Copic Markers, acrylic paints, and fine line black Copic and Sakura drawing markers. I prefer to have a variety of artistic mediums at my disposal because each gives the piece a different look and feel.

The Turtle Lenormand is available for immediate shipping worldwide. It is is a Special Limited Edition consisting of ONLY a 50 copy print run. Once these are gone I have no plans to reprint. Currently, only 28 copies remain in stock.

Turtle Friends. Polymer clay turtles created by Susan Keen Krontz exclusively for "The Turtle Lenormand" by Nefer Khepri (2015, self-published).

Turtle Friends. Polymer clay turtles created by Susan Keen Krontz exclusively for “The Turtle Lenormand” by Nefer Khepri (2015, self-published).

The Turtle Lenormand is accompanied by additional cards (Dedication Card, Artist’s Bio Signature Card, and an extra version of The Rider, Clouds & Book). The Special Edition  also comes with an extra turtle-ly surprise created specifically for my project by polymer clay artist, Susan Keen Krontz. The surprise is your own Turtle Friend that comes in its own pouch. There is one Turtle Friend per deck and no two are exactly alike. The deck is housed in its own pouch as well.

The Turtle Lenormand is an Art Deck. What that means is this: every image was created by hand. Drawn by hand, colored by hand, and then tweaked by hand. The only time a computer becomes involved in the process at all is in the final scanning of the images into my computer so I can then send the images off to the printer. Each image requires AT LEAST 10 hours of combined research and drawing time. The process of coloring each image ranges with the complexity of the image. For example, The Tree card took me about 10 hours to complete because it’s a pretty simple design; however, The Clover card, which is more complicated, took me several days that combined for a total of 43 hours.

In retrospect, as I think back to my childhood of watching the Saturday afternoon Creature Feature shows, and later while still growing up in the Chicagoland area, watching the Son of Svenghouli, I’d like to thank both of these shows for airing those old cheesy Japanese monster movies. We all are very familiar with the great Godzilla, but if it weren’t for the odd airing now & then I never would have heard of Gamera The Great. Any turtle who has rocket jets that allow him to fly through the air at great speed requires “The Great” as his epithet, wouldn’t you agree?

Thank you, Gamera. Without you this turtle and Lenormand mash-up never would have occurred.

To order my Turtle Lenormand, please visit: http://turtle-lenormand.com. If you’d like to see Beth Henry’s video review of my deck, please visit her YouTube channel.

I also have signed & activated copies of my Egyptian Lenormand (Schiffer Books, 2015 edition) available at http://egyptianlenormand.com. By “activated” that means I take your copy through the Activation Ceremony (which is fully explained in the accompanying guidebook) so that your deck arrives ready to be used not just for divination, but also for healing and magical manifestation, which makes my Egyptian Lenormand unique among Lenormand decks.

Thank you for following my blog & feel free to leave comments.

Wishing you all many blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

Facebook ~ Nefer Khepri

Twitter ~ Egyptian Lenormand (all tweets are my own)

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Spiritual House Cleansing with Archangel Saint Michael


This is my personal method for undertaking a heavy duty spiritual house cleansing. I share all the steps with you here & I hope that you find my method useful and helpful.

You will need the following:

  • 4 candles
  • a safe holder for each candle
  • a lighter
  • incense (optional)
Archangel Michael candle. These are encased in glass & stand 10" tall. If left burning unattended 24/7 they burn for approximately 1 week.

Archangel Michael candle. These are encased in glass & stand 10″ tall. If left burning unattended 24/7 they burn for approximately 1 week.

 

 

Ideally, the candles should be Saint Michael candles. Now, if you can’t find them, that’s okay too. What you will then need are 4 red candles, all the same size, and a safe holder for each one. You will be burning all 4 at once so you need 4 candle holders.

Here is the picture of Michael that is most often used on his candles. I recommend you print it out 4 times. 1 copy is to be placed under each candle holder as each candle burns. You need 1 copy for EACH candle, total of 4 copies.

Michael’s official prayer sanctioned by the Catholic Church is:

 Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

This is the prayer I always use.

METHOD:

First, be sure you won’t be disturbed. Turn your phone off. If you have pets or small children be sure they are otherwise occupied. You cannot stop the process once you have begun or it won’t work.  If you are having serious paranormal issues in your home be forewarned: they will know what you are attempting to do so they may act up as you attempt to perform the cleansing. Whatever happens, just keep going; and, most importantly, show NO fear. Be strong. Even before you call on him Michael will know what you are about to do and he will be with you. To be extra safe, you can pray to him the day before and tell him your plans & ask for his protection ahead of time.

Place each candle at approximately the 4 corners of your home & be SURE that if that is a closet do NOT put the candle in the closet. Sometimes you can’t get them exactly into the 4 corners so use your best judgement & place the candle as close to the corner as you can with it still being in  a safe position, that means away from drafts, curtains, papers, or books – things that can catch on fire from a stray spark.

Be sure the candle holders you’re using are SAFE, meaning they are the correct size and fit for the type of candle you are using.

Once you have all 4 candles in place, go the candle that is nearest the front door or the door you use most often. You will light that one first.

Do NOT use matches. That’s sulphur & sulphur is associated with dark spirits. Use a lighter instead.

You can use incense if you want, but it’s not required. If you do use incense the best for house cleansings are any variety of sage or frankincense and myrrh (my personal favorite).

If you use the glass encased candles, they will burn for about a week if left burning around the clock. If there is to be no one at home you will have to extinguish each candle by SNUFFING it out. Never blow it out. Every flame is a fire elemental & that’s a huge insult. You can relight the candles when you return home. If you do this daily it will take longer than 7 days for the candles to consume all their wax. When relighting repeat the prayer to Michael once for each candle and again, move in the same direction as previously (instructions below).

LIGHTING CANDLES:

Starting at the candle nearest your main entrance, say Michael’s prayer 3 times, then in your own words explain the problem & ask for his help.

Move on to Candle # 2, which will begin to form a counter-clockwise circle around your home. If you face the front door as you pray, the next candle will be to your LEFT.  If you are facing into your home from the front door when you pray then the next candle will be to your RIGHT. Decide ahead of time which direction you will face because you must face that direction for each candle to maintain the proper counterclockwise direction throughout your home.

I tend to face the wall along which the candle is resting for a threat outside the home. The only time I face inward toward my home is if there is disharmony among family members. For this type of spell I always face outward, so like you’re looking out at the street, your side yard, and your backyard as you move around the house lighting the candles.

Say Michael’s prayer 3 times at each candle while stating your petition for his help in your own words each time.

End back at your front door (or whichever door you use the most). Open it & make a sweeping gesture outward (you may want to use an actual broom, that’s up to you and if so, position it at the front door before you start). Imagine all the negativity as gray or black smoke being swept out of your home. As you do this you can say something like,

“In the Name of ___________, I sweep out all negative energy, all evil, and all discord from my home.”

The blank is to be filled by the name of your higher power. God, Jesus, or whatever deity you call upon.

Say this NINE times while maintaining the sweeping gesture throughout.

Turn around & stand outside your door facing inward & say the following NINE times:

“In the Name of __________ I invite in all the angels, protective and benevolent spirit beings, and our spirit guides to take up residence in our home & serve to protect us from negative & evil outside influences. My home is now filled with the universal white light.”

Then you are finished. Allow the candles to continue burning. Should you have to extinguish them, upon relighting repeat Michael’s prayer just once at each candle, moving in a counter-clockwise direction around your home relighting the candles. This will recharge the candles for their original intentions. Remember to SNUFF them out if you need to extinguish them. This is easily accomplished by placing a small plate or flat object across the candle’s opening. If you are using pillar or taper candles you will need a candle snuffer and these are pretty inexpensive.

What you SHOULD notice afterward if the cleansing was a success:

  • the atmosphere will seem less heavy
  • you may actually be able to physically see more light entering your home
  • you may be tired, but will feel better
  • family members will argue a lot less, if at all
  • there will be a renewed sense of peace and wellbeing in your home

Should you have lousy neighbors who are constantly causing issues then you may have to repeat this spell as often as monthly. It’s a very strong spell so I definitely do NOT recommend you do this more than once a month.

If you run into problems or you feel this has not worked well for you then you may wish to contact me to perform a long distance house cleansing for you. I do this through candle work much like what you would have done if you follow my instructions here.

For situations in which the problem is at work and you cannot light candles in the workplace, simply write down the name of the business, the street address & include the name(s) of anyone being a problem and place that piece of paper under each candle. In that way you can also cleanse your place of work at the same time by proxy. The positive energies will work to cleanse your home and whatever address you stipulate on the piece of paper. Remember to write out 4 copies and place one copy under each candle.

Thank you for following my blog & feel free to leave comments.

Wishing you all many blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

Facebook ~ Nefer Khepri

Twitter ~ Egyptian Lenormand (all tweets are my own)

Twitter ~ Archangel Saint Michael (I channel AA Michael who does all the talking, then I do all the typing. He will also be receiving his own section at my website soon)

 

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Free Reading for May 14, 2015.


Dolphin Divination Reading for May 14, 2015

The messages received from The Dolphin Divination Cards by Nancy Clemens are always very simple. They are open to interpretation using your own intuition and even kids can use them with great effectiveness (see my review of this deck here).

Today’s words from the dolphins are:

• Free Flow
• Birthing
• Change

The Dolphin Divination Cards, by Nancy Clemens (C) Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1993.

The Dolphin Divination Cards, by Nancy Clemens (C) Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1993.

Here, we are being told that the Free Flow of ideas, thoughts, and actions is what is called for today. Remain open. Try not to isolate yourself. Consider all things.

This approach will result in Birthing, which is bringing something new into the world; whether this is an idea for a new project, a new method for doing something, or a new approach to a problem. Birthing indicates newness.

The outcome of Free Flow and Birthing is Change. The dolphins ask, “whatever it is you wish to change, remember you need to flow freely to the realization that change is good and that will lead to a birth of something new.”

New things entering our lives always lead to change, and change is positive.

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 31 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

Facebook ~ Nefer Khepri

Twitter ~ Egyptian Lenormand (all tweets are my own)

Twitter ~ Archangel Saint Michael (I channel AA Michael who does all the talking, then I do all the typing. Tweets are his unless “NK” is noted, then the tweet is mine. He will also be receiving his own section at my website soon.)

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