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The Archetypal Tarot Podcast explores the universal archetypal patterns of the Tarot uncovering provocative mythology for the 21st century. We often feature conversations with teachers, authors and creators about how the mythic tarot can be applied to modern life.

The Archetypal Tarot Podcast Julienne Givot and Cyndera Quakenbush

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The Archetypal Tarot Podcast explores the universal archetypal patterns of the Tarot uncovering provocative mythology for the 21st century. We often feature conversations with teachers, authors and creators about how the mythic tarot can be applied to modern life.

    NeoWise: Developing new wisdom amidst chaos

    NeoWise: Developing new wisdom amidst chaos

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    💫NASA discovered a new Comet, named Newowise in late March of this year and for the past couple of weeks it’s been passing by the earth.   What can this celestial event reflect for us here on earth in the midst of the chaos of multiple pandemics?  What can it teach us about developing a new wisdom that is equal to these challenges? 
     
    Here is a pic of the Stone Card along with a re-created image of Haley's comet mentioned in the episode.

     
    Cyndera’s article on Neowise
    What The Comet Neowise Can Teach Us About Our Collective Consciousness
     
    Cyndera’s article on The Death Card
     
     
    Many thanks to our Patrons! Peter, Katt, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.  We appreciate your friendship and support every day! 

    • 38 min
    Survival Archetypes Part 2

    Survival Archetypes Part 2

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    The core survival archetypes are:  The Child, The Victim, The Saboteur and The Prostitute. 
     
    Part 1 covered The Child & The Victim  and in this episode we cover The Saboteur and The Prostitute.  
     
    For a cinematic deep dive into all of the survival archetypes using the film The Way, check out this downloadable course from Julienne’s mentor, Jim Curtan. The Way: A Journey of Healing & Self Acceptance https://gum.co/theway  Use the promo code: rona  for 20% off purchase.
     
    The world seems to be turned upside down, and many of us long for a simple answer to complicated problems.  This two part series discusses 4 archetypes universal to everyone that form the core patterns of survival. 
     
    Each of these patterns can give us a place to stand amidst the chaos.  If we are open to observing what archetypal patterns are emerging for us we can better navigate our lives and interact positively for ourselves and our community. 
     
    First off, what is an archetype? 
     
    Archetypes are universal patterns of talents, motivations and behaviors.
    They contain a dialogue of how and why we use our energy the way we do.
    Archetypal patterns are a way to learn about the truth and possibilities of our lives.
     
    Every character archetype has an empowered or light side as well as a disempowered or shadow side. 
     
    Archetypes are both universal and personal.   More at Julienne’s website: https://archetypist.com/
     
    The Saboteur
    Corollary or attendant archetypes:  Magician, Alchemist
     
    The Head
    Mind & Thought
    Choice, Truth, Self-Esteem
    Element:  Air
     
    The Saboteur is often the Inner Critic with a running dialogue that picks things to pieces (hence the sabotaging…).  It’s the part of us that has a tendency to be logical (empowered) and over-thinking (disempowered). The Alchemist/Magician represents an ability to identify and understand the illusions that the Saboteur concocts and seeing the possibilities in situations.  The ancient Alchemists where focused on changing lead to gold and the symbolic Alchemist can see the gold in the leaden situations.
     
    In film/tv:  Miranda - Sex & the City,  Hermione - Harry Potter 
     
    The Prostitute
    Corollary or attendant archetype:  Lover 
     
    The Heart
    Emotions, Faith, Negotiation, Integrity, Self-Worth
    Lover / Prostitute
    Element:  Water
     
    In film/tv:  Charlotte from Sex in the City, Hagrid from Harry Potter 
     
    The Prostitute archetype engages lessons in integrity and the sale or negotiation of one’s integrity or spirit due to fears of physical and financial survival or for financial gain. This archetype activates the aspects of the unconscious that are related to seduction and control, whereby you are as capable of buying a controlling interest in another person as you are in selling your own power. Prostitution should also be understood as the selling of your talents, ideas, and any other expression of the self–or the selling-out of them. This archetype is universal and its core learning relates to the need to birth and refine self-esteem and self-respect. The disempowered version of the Prostitute is the People Pleaser, the empowered, the Lover who gives from their excess.  
     
    R.A.I.N.  process to working with archetypes adapted from work created by Tara Brach.  Acknowledge each of these stages in a journal or other creative outlet.  
    Recognize - the archetype
    Accept with Compassion - accept it’s message for you with compassion 
    Investigate - where and why this pattern comes up 
    Navigate  - to the next right action OR / Non-attachment - dis-engage from it 

    • 42 min
    Blackout

    Blackout

    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin
    This week, we are participating in #PodcastBlackout to amplify the seriousness of the need for action to address racism and police violence. 
    We, along with many, many others feel grief and outrage over the death of George Floyd, yet another black life taken at the hands of a police officer. The image of a uniformed white man with his knee on the neck of George Floyd pinned the ground is a chilling symbol of white supremacy in our country and the way that many of our brothers and sisters feel every day of their lives in big ways and small.
    George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others have lost their lives in the pandemic that has been going on since long before Coronavirus.  The pandemic of racism, racial inequality, racial violence and white supremacy. 
    Placing our attention on so much pain and rage is f*ing hard yet required because so far as we can tell,  the vaccine for this pandemic can be found in connection, compassion, prayer and consistent action taken to heal the chasms of willful ignorance, hatred, fear and brokenness of our world. 
    Here are some ideas that we have gathered if you are wondering how you can participate in healing the long standing injustices facing our world:
    ❤️ Connect with community. Listen.
    ❤️ Connect to nature. Listen.
    ❤️ Make sure you are registered to vote and VOTE. Local elections are important!
    ❤️ Connect with, listen, support, follow and donate to organizations working for justice.  Here are some:
    Black Lives Matter
    Campaign Zero (police accountability)
    The Bail Project
    Poor People's Campaign
    Showing Up for Racial Justice
    National Bail Fund Network (to find bail funds in your area)
    The Innocence Project
    Fair Fight (organizing against voter suppression)
    NAACP Legal Defense Fund
    African American Policy Institute
    For white folks specifically:
    It's incumbent upon white people to humbly listen to and bear witness to the experiences of communities of color. What affects one, affects us all. It's not enough to not be racist ourselves but to actively practice anti-racism. If a social media post or a donation could fix this, it would be done already. As with all evolutionary process, it will take inner and outer work. And it will get uncomfortable. Failing and missing the mark is part of the process so don't let that stop you.  In the words of Samuel Beckett "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
    ❤️ LISTEN and learn from the organizations above and people of color sharing their stories. Be open to what is uncomfortable. There are plenty of stories to learn from and many different perspectives.  Below are some podcasts worth checking out - there are many more:
    United States of Anxiety - from WNYC
    Hear to Slay with Roxanne Gay & Tressie McMillam Cottom - from Luminary Media
    White Lies - NPR
    What Matters - Black Lives Matter
    ❤️ Do the heart work of examining your own shadows and complicity in a white culture's dominance. Shadow in this context means you are not aware or conscious of something - this is not a cudgel to beat yourself up, but an exploration with compassion as to where you can heal so as to help stop the cycle. Seek guidance of a qualified counselor if needed.  
    ❤️ Explore some of the anti-rascism resources available.  Here are a couple:
    How to be an Antiracist by Ibrahim X. Kendi  (Start a book club perhaps?)
    bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
    ❤️ All of the above will guide you to your next right actions. 

     

    • 10 min
    Survival Archetypes: Guides to Navigating a Pandemic Part 1

    Survival Archetypes: Guides to Navigating a Pandemic Part 1

    Get your first 5 minute reading for only $5 with Keen so click or tap this link to get started:
      https://trykeen.com/archetypal
     
    The world seems to be turned upside down, and many of us long for a way to navigate the chaos.  This two part series discusses 4 archetypes universal to everyone that form the core patterns of survival. 
     
    Each of these patterns can give us a place to stand amidst the chaos.  If we are open to observing what archetypal patterns are emerging for us we can better navigate our lives and interact positively for ourselves and our community. 
     
    First off, what is an archetype? 
     
    Archetypes are universal patterns of talents, motivations and behaviors.
    They contain a dialogue of how and why we use our energy the way we do.
    Archetypal patterns are a way to learn about the truth and possibilities of our lives.
     
    Every character archetype has an empowered or light side as well as a disempowered or shadow side. 
     
    Archetypes are both universal and personal.  
     
    More on archetypes can be found on Julienne's website:  archetypist.com
     
    The core survival archetypes are:  The Child, The Victim, The Saboteur and The Prostitute. 
     
    Part 1 delves into The Child and The Victim and Part 2 will cover The Saboteur and The Prostitute. 
     
    Each are their own distinct template but for the core 4 survival archetypes but it's useful to also bring in their strongest corollary archetype.  
     
    The Child  
     
    Corollary archetype:  Sovereign (or King/Queen) responsible for self, has wide care and concern for others.  Is willing and able to respond to the needs of others. 
     
    Empowered attributes: 

    Imagination 


    Sees things afresh 


    Willingness to try something new


    The rejuvenating power of play


    Connects with nature 


    Curiosity - being curious keeps you open - seeking wisdom vs simple answers even if unsubstatiated - these often concretize - become a protected belief because we are not able to let in opposing or new ideas.   

     
    Dismpowered attributes: 

    Naiveté - believing because we want a simple answer.


    Blind trust / handing our power over to another for protection


    Temper tantrums


    Refusal to follow guidance because it’s uncomfortable “You’re not the boss of me!” 

     
    Attendant archetypes:  Seeker, Detective, Guide, Artist, Student
     
    Victim / Warrior 
    Empowered attributes: 

    Creates, holds and protects boundaries


    Uses discernment before engaging in battle


    Seeks not to hurt others but protect


    Acknowledges that wounds connect us to each other fostering understanding & compassion 


    Alerts us to when we are in danger

     
    Dismpowered attributes: 

    Refusal to move toward healing


    Hands power over due to woundedness / helplessness 


    Seeks attention through complaining without movement toward resolution


    Engages in blame but not toward healing 

     
    Attendant archetypes: Judge, Hero, Mentor, Liberator 
     
    R.A.I.N.  process to working with archetypes adapted from work created by Tara Brach 
    Recognize the pattern at work in any situation
    Accept situation with Compassion
    Investigate how to move forward
    Navigate to next right action or connection  OR  Non-attachment - let go
     
     
     

    • 54 min
    Wide Open: Three Archetypal Processes of Evolution

    Wide Open: Three Archetypal Processes of Evolution

    Amidst this pandemic we are feeling all the feels. It’s exhausting, it’s confounding, it’s scary and undoubtedly it’s changed life as we know it forever.
     
    In this episode we dive into the archetypal catalysts of three tarot cards, Death/Rebirth, Judgement and The World. We unpack how these relate to the corona virus pandemic and how they can provide insight into our individual and collective opportunities for a pretty big leap in evolution.
     
    We present questions that can help us process what is going on and discover our part in this evolutionary process.  We finish with an idea for an exercise to open ourselves and attune to the inspiration of beauty even in these dark times.
    **Note** This recording contains coarse  language as well as humor.  If the idea of death, is overwhelming for you, consider saving this episode for later.  We don’t present anything graphic but we do reference metaphorical death and rebirth as a part of the evolution/growth process. If that's too much right now, we get it - all of our feelings and experiences are heightened as we navigate this crisis and the last thing we want is to make it worse. We send you aloha and compassion. 
    We named the episode Wide Open based on the title of a painting created by Cyndera's friend Angela Han.  The painting itself was inspired by a song of the same name written by Cyndera and her husband, Joro.  Both song and painting were created in the last month amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Look for a bonus episode with more info.
    We hope you find inspiration and hope you’ll reach out to us on social media or by email. 
    For a photo of the painting and links and references visit the show page here: https://archetypaltarot.podbean.com/e/wide-open-three-archetypal-processes-of-evolution/
    Journal / exercise / exploration or card spread prompts:
    Death-Rebirth 
    Endings, cycles of transformation, change, new beliefs, new awareness , renewal 
    (Reversed) not wanting to move on, clinging to the past, fear of change, sentimental, end of hope, forces of destruction
     
    Question: What are you letting go of now and how does that inform your dream of the future? 
     

    Judgment
    self realization and understanding, spiritual awakening, knowing motives, transparency, a reckoning, epiphany 
    (Reversed) hiding - shadow material
     
    Question: What part of yourself in this crisis needs to be “un-judged” by acceptance in order to feel more whole? 
     
    The World 
    Completion, wholeness, new levels of consciousness,
    (Reversed) short cuts, a need to follow through, unmet dreams, a need  to stay focused to complete a task. 
     
    Questions: What does your beautiful future look like?  Are you able to envision a future where our world has evolved SO much for the better? 
     
    Beauty Journal
    Hat tip to the Metaphysical Milkshake podcast and Dr. Rhett Diessner for this idea.
    Every week make note of something beautiful in each of these four categories:
    -A beautiful design
    -Something beautiful in nature
    -Something morally beautiful
    -A beautiful idea
     
    References, Resources & Links:
    ✨ Angela Han, artist https://www.angelahanart.com/  IG&FB @angelahanart
    ✨ Local Futures
    ✨  The Sunrise Movement
    ✨  Michael Meade - A Time of Transformation series
    ✨ New York Times article on St. Rosalia patron saint of plagues
    ✨ This Jungian Life episode 106 When Everything Changes
    ✨ Metaphysical Milkshake podcast episode on Beauty
     
    Film & Television with Utopian themes

    Star Trek 
    Black Panther 
    Tomorrowland 
    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
    Avatar
    Cloud Atlas
    The Last Station 
    La Belle Verte
    The Biggest Little Farm (documentary)
    The Seventh Seal


     "Wide Open"  a painting by Angela Han.

    • 59 min
    CoronArchetypes: An archetypal discussion about WTF is going on.

    CoronArchetypes: An archetypal discussion about WTF is going on.

    Cyndera & Julienne discuss the the Corona Virus pandemic through the lens of the archetypal stories of the tarot. Keeping in mind that we drew The Strength card as our focus for 2020, we pull in a few more that we see in evidence during this crisis and discuss how this archetypal view can guide and possibly bring something new to the world during the darkest time.

    • 54 min

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Wonderfully insightful!

The ATP is one of the absolute best tarot resources out there! The personable and charming hosts present big ideas in a way that is approachable and mind-expanding at the same time, relating the tarot cards to a variety of contemporary and historical figures and events. There are few tarot books, websites, or other types of resources that have deepened my understanding of the major cards more than this podcast. Thanks Julienne and Cyndera! --Weston, host of the Root Lock Radio tarot podcast

JulesYenn ,

both the most educational and enjoyable Tarot podcast on the net.

I found this podcast whilst looking to get some basic knowledge of the Tarot. Couldn't believe what I'd stumbled across! Julienne and Cyndera draw on myth, archetypes and Jungian psychology to produce an incredibly in depth walk through of the Major Arcana. At the same time, they pitch this in a down to earth style that is accessible to anyone, whether you're familiar with these kind of concepts or not. They're also incredibly fun people to listen to - so I think this has to be both the most educational and enjoyable Tarot podcast on the net.

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Where are the Episodes that Precede The Hermit?

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