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About dreamingpriestess

Susan Harper, Ph.D., aka The Dreaming Priestess, is an educator, activist, advocate, and ritual specialist living and working in the Dallas, Texas area.

The Goddess Major Arcana: Chang O/Contemplation

The Hermit card encourages us to go within, to be guided by our own innermost light, to withdraw and connect with ourselves so that we can return to the world and operate from a place of empowerment. For The Goddess … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Hermit

The greatest journey, so it has been said, is the one within. Up to this point in our journey through the Major Arcana, the focus has been on forward movement and claiming all the various facets of our Power. It’s … Continue reading

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The Goddess Major Arcana: Oya/Strength

So, the first thing you’ll notice when you look at the re-interpretation of the Strength card in The Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr is that it is actually card XI rather than card VIII, as Strength is in the Rider-Waite Tarot. … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: Strength

We have a Tarot controversy! In the Rider-Waite Tarot, the 9th card in the Major Arcana is Strength. However, if you look back in Tarot history, and look at different decks — including my beloved Goddess Tarot and the well-respected … Continue reading

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The Goddess Major Arcana: Rhiannon/Movement

All your life you’ve never seen a woman taken by the wind Would you stay if she promised to you heaven? Will you ever win? ~ Stevie Nicks, “Rhiannon” Rhiannon, the Welsh Great Queen, has been a major force in … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Chariot

The next step on The Fool’s Journey bring us to The Chariot — moving us from the work we’ve done connecting with personal power, authority, and institutional power, and from connecting head and heart, to the potential to work our … Continue reading

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The Goddess Major Arcana: Venus/Love

The Lovers is one of those cards. People get so very excited when The Lovers comes into a reading, because it seems so full of romantic, sexual, and sensual promise. I sometimes think that this ends up making it a very … Continue reading

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