Mambo Sandy is the god daughter of Houngan Hector, also known as Papa Hector, and is based in New Jersey in the USA. She is initiated in Haitian Vodou and in Peurto Rican Sanse Espiritismo. She talks to TarotCraft about divination, cigar reading, Haitian vodou and more.
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The suit of Wands represents the Element of Fire and in this suit we see life force itself, and things you for which you feel a passion. It can represent sexuality expressed physically, or directed towards other activities. The Ace of Wands represents the capacity to create new life physically and creatively. It can indicate the search for meaning and purpose in your life and a connection to something bigger than you.
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Something that is important to me as a Tarot reader and teacher is helping people to take action in relation to their reading. A reading should not be a passive thing. It should be a jumping off point for change and evolution. So I developed the TarotCraft system for anyone to not just read Tarot cards but to use them as catalyst for change in their lives.
Listenhere for the podcast episode or look for TarotCraft on Spotify or wherever you pod.
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I have always been a bit stumped at the advice often given beginners to "Pull a card for the day and look for how that card shows up." Surely that's just a recipe for confirmation bias, not to mention just handing your power over? So I came up with the TarotCraft system and applied a Gift, Invitation, and Challenge to each Tarot card, reflecting the lessons within the card in a way that can be practically applied to your life.
Asking "What invitation/gift/challenge does the Tarot have for me today?" is far more empowering than just pulling a random card and wondering what the message is supposed to be.
You could also use Invitation, Gift, Challenge as a 3 card daily spread as well as a one card daily draw.
How to do it:
Step 1: Remove the 22 Major Arcana from the rest of your deck then shuffle the deck thoroughly.
Step 2: Formulate your question. You're going to pull three cards for the answer
Step 3: Concentrate on these 3 card spread positions - Gift, Invitation and Challenge
Step 4: Now shuffle again while asking your question. (I ask the question 3 times while shuffling.)
Step 5: Choose your three cards.
How to interpret:
The first card - Invitation - offers you an action to take or a perspective to consider in relation to the question.
The second card - Challenge - lets you know what you need to overcome or take action on in order to achieve success in relation to the question.
The third card - Gift - is the antidote to the Challenge. It tells you the innate quality you have that you can bring forward to meet the Challenge.
Listen to the podcast episode on the TarotCraft system here.
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