The Six of Cups has been one of my personal favorite Tarot Cards, probably for as long as I have known my personal Psychic Advisor, Roger Pratt (http://www.rogerpratt.com).

Astrologically, the Six of Cups corresponds to the Sun-in-Scorpio.  Specifically, the Second Decan or Decanate of Scorpio, which would be anyone born between November 2 through November 11.  If your Birthday is between November 2-11, then this Tarot Card represents you, Energetically.

For me (or, rather, as per my Psychic Guides), this is the Card of Love and Pleasure in all their forms.  On a personal note, I enjoy seeing this Card in my Readings with the Sacred Tarot, because it gives me the honor and pleasure of telling my clients to immerse their complete Beings (Bodies, Minds and Souls) with all the things that fills them with Love and Pleasure: music, dance, foods, beverages, textures, fabrics, essences, etc.

For my personal Psychic Advisor, Roger Pratt, this is the Card of Culture.  In a Reading, this Card could indicate either attending (or being a part of, as in performing in) a cultural event; such as a performance.  It could also signify an increase in the number of artistic people who the client meets, of that said client shall meet people who are either of a different culture than him or her, or that someone shall expose said client to another culture.

A perfect example of this is a woman of Irish decent, who taught me a great deal about what is commonly known as Santeria, but I refer to it by its original name, Lucumi.

And so, with all that, here is my poem for the Six of Cups, in honor of National Poetry Writing Month (or, NaPoWriMo, for short):

 

Six of Cups,

by Robert Alvarez, the Psychic Witch

 

I AM the blending of Love and Pleasure

I AM the Song and the Dance

I AM the Heart that sings, and the blood that dances

I AM the Flow, the River, the Waterfall

I AM the chanteuse that soars in song

I AM the dancer that flies on and off stage

I AM the telepathic language of lovers

I AM the comfort and nourishment of foods and beverages

I AM the essences that relax, that restore, that rejuvenate

I AM the colors that increase Life Force Energy

I AM the Love, the Pleasure, the Sublime, the Blissful

I AM the Lily, and I AM the Rose

I AM male and female, I AM Light and Shadow

I AM up and down, I AM left and right

I AM activity and rest, I AM stationary and moving

I AM the Six of Cups, and I AM flowing forever free.

 

Before I close, let me take a moment to acknowledge my newest blog followers.  They are: “GODisms,” “lightningpen,” “DaniKa, “welcome2thebronx,” and “Marianne.”  Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.  May you receive Divine Radiance, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace from following “This Is Who I AM.”

And for those of you already following and reading my blog, thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do.  May we continue to be Divinely Blessed with Honor, Wholeness and Healing.

From the "Gay Tarot," created by Lee Bursten and illustrated by Antonella Platano.

From the “Gay Tarot,” created by Lee Bursten and illustrated by Antonella Platano.

Good morning, everyone, and a Happy Sunday and Day of the Sun to all of you!

The last two days, helped me enormously.  I engaged in Sacred Solitude, turned off my cell phone and kept it off (Oh, my God!  Robert Alvarez is a HEATHEN!  Actually, I AM a Happily-Recovered-Catholic and a Moon Magick Witch, but I digress), and I used no Internet (OMG!  OMG!!  He is SO unamerican!!!).

Sarcasm aside, I have lost count of how many blog posts I have written on “This Is Who I AM” during which I sing the praises about Sacred Solitude, about going “off the grid.”  The last few weeks I have been super busy, and I needed to unplug from the rest of the world.

And let me tell you, I AM glad I did.  There were some major disturbances in the Force yesterday, Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Oshun, the Afro-Caribbean Goddess of Love, Money, Sweetness, Honey and Dance, as well as a few other Goddesses and Gods, was not happy.

Nonetheless, today is a new day, today is a great day, and today I feel wonderful!

And before some of you begin to think “Oh, if this bitch tells me to engage in Sacred Solitude one more time…” No, that shall not happen.  This time.

I AM very happy to announce that tomorrow, Monday, April 7, 2014, 7PM, EDT, I return to “The Tarot Talk Show (http://www.thetarottalk.com).”  This shall be my second appearance on the show.  However, this time the show is being broadcast in connection with the Para Encounters Network (http://www.paraencountersnetwork.com).

The show is wondrously co-hosted by Rebecca Brown and Timothy Martin, also known as “Tarot Tim.”

This shall also be the first time that I AM using Skype in conjunction with my Psychic Practice.  Fortunately for me, I have had Skype for about two years, and began using it more often these last two months, so I have already had my “test run.”

And so, with that, if you wish to yours truly, Rebecca Brown or “Tarot Tim” to consult the Sacred Tarot for you, and are available to call in, chat in, Email in tomorrow, Monday, April 7, 2014, 7PM, EDT, with a question, please do.  And if not, no worries; the show should be archived within a day or so, for your listening pleasure.

I first met Rebecca in New Hope, Pennsylvania, last August.  You can read about that experience by checking out the following posts, “Three Hispanic Witches Driving in a Car, Parts I, II and III.”

I AM excited, a bit nervous, and remembering what Holy Spirit Goddess told me earlier this year, this is a year of adventures.  Indeed, I AM beginning to lose count of all the new things that have been happening. and the new places I AM going.

Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “Musings of a Tangled Mind.”  Thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do.  May you receive Divine Love, Divine Life and Divine Light from following “This Is Who I AM.”

And I want to send a quick shout-out to all my other followers on Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Stumbled Upon, and Path (did I miss anything?).  I do not acknowledge you enough, but know that I AM grateful.

And maybe I AM more of a social media guru than I realize.

And for those of you already following and reading this “This Is Who I AM,” thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do.  May the Divine Great Mystery, by whatever name you call Her or Him, continue to Bless all of us with Divine Joy, Divine Riches and Divine Success.

And now, back to National Poetry Writing Month (or, NaPoWriMo, for short).RobertbannerRobertbanner2

Today is Thursday, April 3, 2014.  And today is Day 3 of National Poetry Writing Month (or, NaPoWriMo, for short).

As I stated in “Five of Cups for NaPoWriMo” (SEE http://thetarotman.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/five-of-cups-for-napowrimo/), I was Divinely Guided to combine my love and lust for the Sacred Tarot by using it as the Divine Inspiration for NaPoWriMo.

In Magickal Traditions, Wednesday is the Day of Mercury, Planet of Communication and the Intellect.  In the Tarot, Trump VI, The Lovers Card traditionally depicts Archangel Raphael, the Divine Healer of the Archangels.  Yesterday was a Wednesday (April 2, 2014, to be exact), and Archangel Raphael was on my Mind all day, yesterday, and all night, yesternight.

Earlier today, I met with a regular client, and I was Divinely Guided to use Doreen Virtue’s Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards (Copyright 2010, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, California), as part of her Reading.  I ask her to shuffle the Cards, then cut the Deck into three piles.  I pulled the top Card from each pile, and the third Card (from the third pile) was the “Relationship” Card in this aforementioned Deck.

There are many similarities between the “Relationship” Card in Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards, and The Lovers Card from the Tarot.

After the Reading, as I was putting away the Tarot Deck, the Card on the very bottom of the Deck was (you guessed it!), The Lovers Card.

And now, here is my Love Poem to Archangel Raphael, Divine Healer of the Archangels, Who washes away the wounds of lovelessness, loneliness, and deep heartache.

 

Supreme Healer, by

Robert Alvarez, the Psychic Witch

 

Emerald Green Wings of Love Light fill my eyes, my Mind, my Heart, my Soul,

Gentle, but strong Wings of Healing Love enfold me, embrace me, console me,

Archangel Raphael, Supreme Healer of the Archangels,

You showed me a Path that is neither left, nor right, but just right for me.

A Path of Love, a Path of Peace, a Path of Hope, a Path of Healing.

You opened Your Divine Emerald Green Heart Ray to me, expecting nothing, requiring nothing, and

What I received in return was immense.

Healing in my Body, my Mind, my Soul, my finances, my relationships, my connection to humanity,

My connection to all the Celestial Beings that Are Sacred to me.

I laugh more, I love more, I love more deeply, I care more strongly, I listen more compassionately, and

Although I give Glory to Holy Spirit Goddess, I also give great Goddess-Graced Gratitude to You.

Thank You, Archangel Raphael, for allowing me to shed myriad tears, cry out in the darkness and the light,

Many times, many times,

Thank You for letting me scream, moan, complain, bitch, kvetch, slam, break, throw and unleash a fury of

Hopelessness, fear, heartache, pain, frustration, aggravation, and

Thank You for Loving me, regardless and still.

Thank You for Loving me, now and always, in all ways.

 

Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog followers.  They are: “Shawn L. Bird (who is also following my other blog, http://thisgaymanslife.wordpress.com  YAY!),” Jonathan Roumain,” “Bryce Gorman,” and “Mr. Smith.”  May all of you receive Divine Radiance, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace from following “This Is Who I AM.”

And for those of you already following and reading my blog, thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do.

In closing, between an especially busy Psychic Practice of late, and a very busy-making professional endeavor, I have been Divinely Guided to engage in two “Unplugged/Off-the-Internet” days, in a row.  I have often blogged about Sacred Solitude, and Goddess Knows, I AM desperate for it, these days.

However, I shall be participating in NaPoWriMo during these two Blissful “Unplugged/Off-the-Internet” days in a row, and shall share what I discovered and what was revealed to me next week.

Thank you.

The Lovers Card from "The Lover's Path Tarot," by Kris Waldherr, depicting Auset (Isis) and Ausar (Osiris).

The Lovers Card from “The Lover’s Path Tarot,” by Kris Waldherr, depicting Auset (Isis) and Ausar (Osiris).

A gorgeous image of Archangel Raphael by Marius Michael-George.

A gorgeous image of Archangel Raphael by Marius Michael-George.

Today is the first day of National Poetry Writing Month (or, NaPoWriMo, for short).  Given that this WordPress blog begins with “thetarotman,” and given that I read Tarot Cards, among other Divinatory Devices professionally, I was Divinely Guided to write a poem based on a Tarot Card that I pull every day.

Although I would normally pull a Tarot Card from one of my own beloved Tarot Decks, I asked a personal hero of mine to pull a Card for me.  Especially since I AM in the middle of making dinner.

Here we go…

 

Five of Cups

 

Why do I grieve?

Why do I feel lost?

Why do I feel as though nothing shall ever be the same?

Why can I not focus on the good things and people in my life?

There are good things and great people in my life, but

All I focus on is what I lost, who is no longer in my life, what I no longer possess.

I remain healthy and strong, loved and adored, and yet,

I waste my time on people and things that are no more.

No wonder I grieve.

 

From the Mystical Mind and the Wisdome Writings of Robert Alvarez, the Psychic Witch.

 

Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog followers (and I checked my list, twice, so I would not forget anyone).  They are: “wildshewitch,” “joshuaberetta8306,” “Lauren,” “Pip,” “buffalobobcat,” “sherlont,” “morsoth,” “Himani B,” and “Setjataset.”  Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.  May all of you receive Divine Transformation, Divine Change and Divine Healing from following “This Is Who I AM.”

And for those of you that are already following and reading “This Is Who I AM,” thank you.  May we continue to receive many Blessings of Divine Protection, Divine Peace and Divine Wealth.

The Five of Cups, from "The New Palladini Tarot," by David Palladini.

The Five of Cups, from “The New Palladini Tarot,” by David Palladini.

The Moon is at Her Darkest.  It is the Night before the New Moon.

I have sprinkled salt water counterclockwise around my home, and around me, and followed that by wafting Sage clockwise around my home, and around me.

I Cast the Circle, I call forth the Powers of the Mundane Elements, (Air, Fire, Water, Earth), I call forth the Goddess and the God, and then I begin to work my Rite.

Why do I do this?  Goddess Knows, I would rather be sleeping, reading a novel, or watching videos on the Internet.  Or doing all three, although not necessarily at the same time.

I do this because I AM maintaining a Spiritual Practice.  No.  Matter.  What.

 

Since the beginning of 2014, “The Year of Powerful, Transformative Change,” there is a certain phrase I have heard virtually every day: “If you always do what you always do, you always get what you always get.”  I first learned this phrase more than two decades ago, and yet, it has become a constant part of my “conversations with Goddess.”

Recently, some of the regular participants of my “Divine Prosperity Events” shared with me that they were not using what they have learned in both some of the recent and not too recent “Divine Prosperity Events” I have led.  And, of course, nothing was happening for them.  No Money Miracles, no raises, no financial surprises, simply more focus on lack, limitation and financial hardship.

Is that a judgement?  No.  It may seem that way, but it is simply an observation I have made based on information presented to me.

Does this make them bad people?  Of course, not!  If they were truly bad people, I doubt I would have ever met them.  That, by the way, is a judgement, as my Psychic Shields are stronger than ever before.

Nonetheless, as a Moon Magick Witch, and as a Sacred Servant of Goddess, as someone who holds many Kimetic/Ancient Egyptian, Afro-Caribbean and Vodou Deities in High Gratitude and Praise, with much Love and Adoration, I have a responsibility to Sacredly Serve Them.

I recall reading a passage from Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, by (the late and great) Scott Cunningham (which was published more than twenty years ago by Llewellyn Worldwide, located in Woodbury, Minnesota), that if one only ate sugar on the night of the Full Moon, how bad could it be, but I digress.

Seriously, do you have a Spiritual Practice?  If so, what is it (that is, if you can share it, without breaking any oaths or violating any personal codes)?  If you do not have a Spiritual Practice, then why not?

Again, would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog followers.  They are: “vonjproductions,” “Celia Hales,” and “theeditorsjournal.”  May all of you receive Divine Love, Divine Light, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace from following “This Is Who I AM.”

And for those of you already following or reading this blog, my other blog, http://thisgaymanslife.wordpress.com, or both, thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do, and thank you for honoring who you are and what you do, too.

May we continue to live lives that are Spiritually Uplifting, Divinely Protected and Lovingly Prosperous.spiritual practices personal

 

As I may have mentioned previously, now that I completed my “Goddesses of the Week” posts, Divinely Inspired by Nancy Blair’s Goddesses for Every Season (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts), I have been taking it easy regarding this blog.

Between the fact that this blog was officially launched on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (the date the Sun entered Aries, Sign of New Beginnings, that year), the fact that I have 188 blog followers (which does not include how many people follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, or Tumblr, as well as people who read my blog posts, as opposed to subscribe to the blog), and the fact that I have launched a new blog, “This Gay Man’s Life…” (http://thisgaymanslife.wordpress.com), I have been giving this blog a bit of a break.

Nonetheless, recently I was Re-Minded of some promises I made in the past regarding this blog, and I AM looking forward to finally keeping those promises.

As I mentioned in “Upcoming Posts, Part I…” (http://thisgaymanslife.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/upcoming-posts-part-i/) I AM so very beyond long overdue for an “Unplugged/Off-the-Internet” Day.

But there are a lot of good things in store.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “Jaroslaw PlayWithLifE.”  May you receive Divine Radiance, Divine Riches and Divine Healing from following “This Is Who I AM.”

And for those of you already following and reading “This Is Who I AM,” may we continue to receive our Divine Birthright of Divine Prosperity, Divine Protection and Divine Peace.

Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.

"Life, Love, and Peace," by PassionIsLife. (passionislife.deviantart.com).

“Life, Love, and Peace,” by PassionIsLife. (passionislife.deviantart.com).

Yesterday, Sunday, March 23, 2014, I wrote and published “Have you been to Yolandaland?  Part I…”  If you missed it, visit http://thisgaymanslife.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/have-you-been-to-yolandaland-part-i/

And now, I conclude my two-part blog post about Rev. Yolanda, “where the Divine Feminine meets the Divine Masculine in the arms of Love.”

As I wrote yesterday, Sunday, March 23, 2014, the first time I saw Rev. Yolanda perform was last year at a cultural center in my area.  It was then that I learned the phrase “Divine Great Mystery.”  To this day, I find it to be a beautiful, Sacred Synonym to “Spirit.”

Some people feel more comfortable with hearing the Divine, or the Sacred Source being referred to as “Spirit,” as opposed to “God,” “Goddess,” “Divine Feminine,” etc.

And, although I have become more comfortable with referring to “Spirit” as “Goddess” frequently, in public, I still have a fondness for using the phrase “Divine Great Mystery.”  It is, indeed, a beautiful way to describe the Divine Spirit of the Universe.

Personally, I have come to develop a great deal of Love for country music because of Rev. Yolanda.  Of course, I have also come to love The Duplex even more, as well as a love for the story behind how Rev. Yolanda came to be.

Yes, I AM a frequent visitor to Yolandaland, and I look forward to visiting as often as I can.

For those of you that shall be in the NYC area within the next two to three months, I highly recommend you see Rev. Yolanda perform her “Old Time Gospel Hour.”  Or, as I have been referring to it lately, her “new-fangled, Old Time Gospel Hour.”

Her next performances at The Duplex shall be on Sundays, April 20 (Easter Sunday), and May 11 (Mother’s Day), 2014.  Both performances are at 6:30PM.  You can visit http://www.yolanda.net, as well as http://www.theduplex.com, for more info, as well as to make your reservations.

When I was there on Sunday, March 16, 2014, I saw Rev. Yolanda perform her new show, “Chapter II–’Be the Love.’”  The show, of course, was fantastic, and I was very excited and happy to be there.

As someone who has been actively working with The Angelic Realms since January, 2004, I especially love Rev. Yolanda’s song, “We Are Angels.”  The song moves me to tears, every single time.

Between that song, and another one of Rev. Yolanda’s favorites, “Home,” I feel something that I have rarely felt in my life: a sense of belonging.

Of course, I especially enjoyed seeing Rev. Yolanda perform the Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy.”  My free spirit came out and danced in his seat!

Granted, from a Metaphysical perspective, there really is one reason why I have very rarely allowed myself to feel a sense of true belonging, and that is that I have not allowed myself to welcome it.

There is a passage from A Course in Miracles, that goes, “Love waits on welcome, not on time.”  Sometimes, we feel that we have to wait for Divine Romance, Permanent Prosperity, Healing and Wholeness, Financial Peace of Mind, etc.  Maybe not.

Maybe we simply need to welcome these wonderful conditions and experiences in our lives.

Before I continue waxing philosophical, let me acknowledge my newest blog followers on “This Is Who I AM.”  They are: “shini625,” “sreeves3606,” “diva8458,” “asthomas821,” and, last but not least, “carolwilson77.”  May all of you receive Divine Joy, Divine Riches, and Divine Success from following “This Is Who I AM.”

And for those of you already following and reading “This Is Who I AM,” may we continue to live lives Divinely Abundant with Protection, Prosperity and Peace.

Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.

Beautiful as a woman, sexy as a man, Divinely Inspiring and Divinely Healing as both!!

Beautiful as a woman, sexy as a man, Divinely Inspiring and Divinely Healing as both!!

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