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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.

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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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Lovers

Who wouldn’t want to see The Lovers in their Tarot reading? Along with The Magician, The Lovers is perhaps the most iconic card in the classic Tarot. In the Rider-Waite Tarot, The Lovers looks like this: Two figures look at each … Continue reading

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The Goddess Major Arcana: Juno/Tradition

It’s probably not fair, but I often think of The Hierophant as being pretty rigid and stodgy. Wrapped in the robes of tradition, following the set liturgy, and very invested in The Way Things Are Done, The Hierophant often speaks … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Hierophant

Oh, The Hierophant. Sometimes known as The Pope, and ruled by the sign of Taurus, The Hierophant is who we encounter once we’ve left our audience with The Emperor. Where The Emperor represents the formal power wielded by government and … Continue reading

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The Goddess Major Arcana: Power/Freyja

A chariot pulled by cats Purring will be returning From the other side Girl, it’s time you take back your light ~ Tori Amos, “Cloud Riders” I don’t know if Tori Amos was actually thinking about the Power/Freyja card from … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Emperor

As we move through the Major Arcana, the next figure we encounter is The Empress’s counterpart — The Emperor. If The Empress is the embodiment of earthy sensuality, sexuality, and fecundity, The Emperor represents Her flipside (or perhaps Her Shadow, … Continue reading

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