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.
Focus Cards for 2021
Aloha! It’s time for our annual new year card draw. Cyndera and I got together on Zoom the Morning of January 1st 2021 and drew three focus cards for the new year. One major arcana card, one Hawaiian Mana card and this year we added one of Cyndera’s Story Through Stone Card.
Episode sponsored by: Free Range Priestess unconventional rosaries & prayer beads on Etsy . Podcast listeners get $2 off their order by using the code MAHALO at check out.
Cyndera's classes: https://www.storythroughstone.org/workshops
Cards for 2021:
Our card from the Story Through Stone deck doesn't have a name but we've dubbed it "The Cave of Light"
From the Hawaiian Mana Cards:
Nalu (card 26)
Major Arcana Tarot Card:
Rebellion Rosaries and Reclaiming the Goddess
2020 has been full of surprises most of them frankly not so much fun and some devastating but a few have been beautiful. This episode is a discussion about a deeply feminist practice hidden inside the patriarchy.
Kitchen Table Magic with Melissa Cynova
We are getting all kinds of Witchy this October episode - we’re excited to share this conversation with Tarot bad @ss Melissa Cynova. 🕯️ Melissa is an award winning author and tarot reader from St. Louis, MO. Her latest book, Kitchen Table Magic is out now. We talk magic, the archetype of the witch, grief, toxic positivity and pumpkin spice lattes - there is more to them than you realized. True story! As is the case when Melissa and I together swearing happens so you have been warned - there will be f* bombs a plenty.
Love Beauty And 9 Years Podcasting
Story Through Stone founder and teacher Cyndera Quakenbush along with her co-host Julienne Givot, Archetypal Consultant and Free Range Priestess discuss the surprising fact that they have been publishing the podcast for 9 years, the Lovers card - internal wholeness - relationships - weddings - prayer - Julienne’s role as a Free Range Priestess and Cyndera’s deepening into her work with her Story Through Stone Cards.
Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor, Melissa Cynova! Melissa is an award winning author and tarot reader from St. Louis, MO. Her latest book, Kitchen Table Magic is out September 8th. Check out her website melissacynova.com and follow her on the socials for authentic, wise, big hearted goodness. You can thank us later.
Melissa on Insta
Melissa on FB
References: The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary https://wayoftherose.org/
Check out Julienne’s Instagram exploration of beauty on https://www.instagram.com/revjulienne/
Cyndera’s Insta also has some beautiful imagery with her billion year old stones with naturally occurring imagery. https://www.instagram.com/story.through.stone/
Cyndera on Your Tango: https://www.yourtango.com/experts/cyndera-quackenbush
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!
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/
Corollary or attendant archetypes: Magician, Alchemist
Mind & Thought
Choice, Truth, Self-Esteem
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
Corollary or attendant archetype: Lover
Emotions, Faith, Negotiation, Integrity, Self-Worth
Lover / Prostitute
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
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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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