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Practical Herbalism and Embodying the Ace & Knight of Swords with Dr. Christa Whiteman

Living Tarot

Release Date: 01/20/2021

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On Episode 52 of Living Tarot I host my friends Davis Carr, and Erin Alise Borzak, the creators of the Brand New Hollow Valley Tarot. This is my first ever dual interview and it was so much fun to learn about the creative process of collaborating on a tarot deck.   We have such a great conversation about how intuition drives both of their work and how they have digitally collaborated on creating this deck. We discuss symbolism in their creative process We talk about which cards they find particularly challenging Erin and Davis both discuss times when they did and didn't listen to their...

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On Episode 50, I wrap up season one of Living Tarot with some of the biggest things I’ve learned from reading tarot for myself and clients over the last few years. I really struggled with how to wrap up something that has been such a passion project for me but this felt the most natural. I discuss how to cultivate intuition in little ways over time and the fact that it’s normal to struggle to trust yourself. I speak to the fact that tarot is a tool that can easily help you build that intuitive muscle over time. I got into details on reading for romantic relationships and what to do when...

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On Episode 49, I wrap up my series on the court cards of the tarot. This is a completion of the series where I’ve discussed the Pages, Knights, Queens and finally the Kings. It’s all about leadership and forging new paths. I discuss how the kings of the tarot are the culmination of thw wisdom and self-discovery we’ve done through the other sets of court cards. I share my interpretations of each of the kings and how they often show up in readings. I explain how the kings of the tarot are often an invitation into leadership, vulnerability, and challenging the status quo. I go into details...

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On Episode 48, I dive into part three of my series on the court cards of the tarot. I discuss how the queens of the tarot build on the wisdom gained in the exploration of the pages and the action of the knights. I share my interpretations of each of the queens and how they often show up in readings. I explain how the queens of the tarot are often an invitation into sovereignty and self advocacy. I go into details on how each queen delivers much needed wisdom to our daily lives.   Connect with Sheila: To book a career tarot reading or distance energy healing session with Sheila click - ...

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On Episode 47, I dive back into the email box to answer some Ask Sheila listener questions all about the tarot. I dive into repeating cards by answering a listener's question about the best way to approach the cards that haunt you regularly and what to look for to get the most out of that repetition. I also discuss how to get some more clarity on why the same card or cards keep showing up so often. I also answer a listener question about using tarot as a resource while going through breakup. Tarot can be such a grounding practice when your life is in turmoil, and breakups are no exception. I...

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On Episode 46 of Living Tarot I dive into part two of a four part series on the court cards. I get so many questions about reading court cards that I am really excited to do a whole series on these cards. They are often overlooked and lost in the mix and they are some of the most potent cards in the mix.  I discuss the ways that the knights continue to build on the wisdom gained with the page of each suit. I share a general approach to reading each of the knights of the tarot with a sense of taking imperfect action The knights speak to the parts of us that desire action and are more...

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On Episode 44 of Living Tarot I dive into the first of a four part series on the court cards. I get so many questions about reading court cards that I am really excited to do a whole series on these cards. They are often overlooked and lost in the mix and they are some of the most potent cards in the mix.  I discuss the basic elements associated with each suit of the tarot I share a general approach to reading each of the pages of the tarot with a sense of curiosity and exploration Pages are often a pivotal moment in our journeys but sitting in the discomfort of “not knowing” is a...

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On Episode 43 of Living Tarot I dive back into my email bag to answer some listener questions. So what exactly do you do when your intuition doesn't show up on a regular basis? How do you have patience when you're just starting out? How do you even start when you're a beginner learning to read a full tarot spread? I discuss the realities of learning to trust intuition in your tarot reading practice. I share some pointers about how to have patience when you’re still learning to connect with intuition. I talk all about building a foundation for your tarot practice that allows intuition to flow...

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On episode 31 of Living Tarot, I speak with Dr. Christa Whiteman. Professionally, Dr. Christa Whiteman is a chiropractor, kinesiologist, and clinical herbalist working in her own clinical practice to support her patient's goals to live healthier and pain-free lives. 

Outside of the office, she is a creature of the forests, fields, and marshes, endeavoring to deepen her connection to Nature and seek the wisdom of the Earth through hunting, foraging and practicing ancestral skills as devotion and ritual. 

We have a great conversation about Christa's introduction to herbalism.

Christa speaks about the energetics of herbs and how that comes into play as very personal remedies for clients in her clinical practice 

She also speaks about her relationship with intuition and how she uses it not only in her practice but also in her personal life.

We talk about how one of the main focuses of Christa's herbalism practice is to make medicine practical to the patient.

We also discuss how most of the information found online about herbalism is just a laundry list of what certain herbs are good for rather than explaining the correct potency or having a specific understanding of their indications - a problem Christa solves in her Practical and Potent Herbalism Guild.

You can join Christa's Practical and Potent Herbalism Guild at 10% off here:

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More Show Notes and Transcript

Connect with Sheila:

To get your Career Ahead Tarot Guide click here - https://starsagespirit.ck.page/products/diyyear-ahead-tarot-guide

To book a career tarot reading or distance energy healing session with Sheila click here - https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18090641

To read more about Sheila’s offerings click here - http://www.starsagespirit.com/services/

Or on Instagram www.instagram.com/starsagespirit

Connect with Christa:

Catch Christa online at www.wildwomanapothecary.com

Or on social media www.instagram.com/wild_woman_apothecary

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