Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

SIX WEEK TAROT SERIES WITH PLEASANT GEHMAN

Say hello to your 78 best friends!

This class takes a deep dive into the Tarot and peel away all the layers of this incredible divination tool. We’ll study the archetypes of The Major Arcana and examine each of the Minor Arcana suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. You’ll learn how to recognize the symbols on each card, and how to trust your inner voice to interpret them. We’ll go over how numerology, Kabbalah and other metaphysical practices tie in to Tarot as well as the astrological and elemental correspondences for each card. We’ll look into reading reversed cards, Court Cards, and how to make date and time predictions. In each class, we will play with different Tarot spreads, and you’ll also get comfortable relying on your intuition to read cards without designated positions, as sentences or paragraphs.

*Bring a tablet or pen and paper for taking notes and your own Tarot deck(s).

* This class is open to all levels, though it will move quickly.

At least some familiarity with Tarot is encouraged, but not a prerequisite.

Classes are $28, discounted to $25 if paid in cash. if the series is paid for in its entirety in advance the cost is $123, discounted to $120 if paid in cash.

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

SIX WEEK TAROT SERIES WITH PLEASANT GEHMAN

Say hello to your 78 best friends!

This class takes a deep dive into the Tarot and peel away all the layers of this incredible divination tool. We’ll study the archetypes of The Major Arcana and examine each of the Minor Arcana suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. You’ll learn how to recognize the symbols on each card, and how to trust your inner voice to interpret them. We’ll go over how numerology, Kabbalah and other metaphysical practices tie in to Tarot as well as the astrological and elemental correspondences for each card. We’ll look into reading reversed cards, Court Cards, and how to make date and time predictions. In each class, we will play with different Tarot spreads, and you’ll also get comfortable relying on your intuition to read cards without designated positions, as sentences or paragraphs.

*Bring a tablet or pen and paper for taking notes and your own Tarot deck(s).

* This class is open to all levels, though it will move quickly.

At least some familiarity with Tarot is encouraged, but not a prerequisite.

Classes are $28, discounted to $25 if paid in cash. if the series is paid for in its entirety in advance the cost is $123, discounted to $120 if paid in cash.

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

SIX WEEK TAROT SERIES WITH PLEASANT GEHMAN

Say hello to your 78 best friends!

This class takes a deep dive into the Tarot and peel away all the layers of this incredible divination tool. We’ll study the archetypes of The Major Arcana and examine each of the Minor Arcana suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. You’ll learn how to recognize the symbols on each card, and how to trust your inner voice to interpret them. We’ll go over how numerology, Kabbalah and other metaphysical practices tie in to Tarot as well as the astrological and elemental correspondences for each card. We’ll look into reading reversed cards, Court Cards, and how to make date and time predictions. In each class, we will play with different Tarot spreads, and you’ll also get comfortable relying on your intuition to read cards without designated positions, as sentences or paragraphs.

*Bring a tablet or pen and paper for taking notes and your own Tarot deck(s).

* This class is open to all levels, though it will move quickly.

At least some familiarity with Tarot is encouraged, but not a prerequisite.

Classes are $28, discounted to $25 if paid in cash. if the series is paid for in its entirety in advance the cost is $123, discounted to $120 if paid in cash.

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

SIX WEEK TAROT SERIES WITH PLEASANT GEHMAN

Say hello to your 78 best friends!

This class takes a deep dive into the Tarot and peel away all the layers of this incredible divination tool. We’ll study the archetypes of The Major Arcana and examine each of the Minor Arcana suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. You’ll learn how to recognize the symbols on each card, and how to trust your inner voice to interpret them. We’ll go over how numerology, Kabbalah and other metaphysical practices tie in to Tarot as well as the astrological and elemental correspondences for each card. We’ll look into reading reversed cards, Court Cards, and how to make date and time predictions. In each class, we will play with different Tarot spreads, and you’ll also get comfortable relying on your intuition to read cards without designated positions, as sentences or paragraphs.

*Bring a tablet or pen and paper for taking notes and your own Tarot deck(s).

* This class is open to all levels, though it will move quickly.

At least some familiarity with Tarot is encouraged, but not a prerequisite.

Classes are $28, discounted to $25 if paid in cash. if the series is paid for in its entirety in advance the cost is $123, discounted to $120 if paid in cash.

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

SIX WEEK TAROT SERIES WITH PLEASANT GEHMAN

Say hello to your 78 best friends!

This class takes a deep dive into the Tarot and peel away all the layers of this incredible divination tool. We’ll study the archetypes of The Major Arcana and examine each of the Minor Arcana suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. You’ll learn how to recognize the symbols on each card, and how to trust your inner voice to interpret them. We’ll go over how numerology, Kabbalah and other metaphysical practices tie in to Tarot as well as the astrological and elemental correspondences for each card. We’ll look into reading reversed cards, Court Cards, and how to make date and time predictions. In each class, we will play with different Tarot spreads, and you’ll also get comfortable relying on your intuition to read cards without designated positions, as sentences or paragraphs.

*Bring a tablet or pen and paper for taking notes and your own Tarot deck(s).

* This class is open to all levels, though it will move quickly.

At least some familiarity with Tarot is encouraged, but not a prerequisite.

Classes are $28, discounted to $25 if paid in cash. if the series is paid for in its entirety in advance the cost is $123, discounted to $120 if paid in cash.

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

Tarot Series with Pleasant Gehman

SIX WEEK TAROT SERIES WITH PLEASANT GEHMAN

Say hello to your 78 best friends!

This class takes a deep dive into the Tarot and peel away all the layers of this incredible divination tool. We’ll study the archetypes of The Major Arcana and examine each of the Minor Arcana suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. You’ll learn how to recognize the symbols on each card, and how to trust your inner voice to interpret them. We’ll go over how numerology, Kabbalah and other metaphysical practices tie in to Tarot as well as the astrological and elemental correspondences for each card. We’ll look into reading reversed cards, Court Cards, and how to make date and time predictions. In each class, we will play with different Tarot spreads, and you’ll also get comfortable relying on your intuition to read cards without designated positions, as sentences or paragraphs.

*Bring a tablet or pen and paper for taking notes and your own Tarot deck(s).

* This class is open to all levels, though it will move quickly.

At least some familiarity with Tarot is encouraged, but not a prerequisite.

Classes are $28, discounted to $25 if paid in cash. if the series is paid for in its entirety in advance the cost is $123, discounted to $120 if paid in cash.

MAD PSYCHIC TEA PARTY

Mad Psychic Tea Party flyer

MAD PSYCHIC TEA PARTY

WITH HOVIK GENGOZIAN, PLEASANT GEHMAN, SHANA LEILANI

This event combines a roundtable class on psychic development and a chatty, info-packed metaphysical tea party with three of The Green Man readers. Learn to access your intuition, hone your scrying skills and get tips and tricks for cold readings in a fun, relaxed setting. Chat with the readers about witch tips, tea leaf and coffee ground readings, then get a reading for yourself, with input from each teacher.

All snacks, beverages and readings included.

Bring something to take notes with…fancy tea-party hat optional.

$33.00 with a $3.00 discount for cash.

Space is limited, call (818) 985-2010 to reserve your spot.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2018 7:30-9:30

The Green Man Store

5712 Lankershim Blvd.,  North Hollywood 91601

Intro to Vedic Astrology with Ashley

Jupiter in Libra in Vedic AstrologyDiscover the secrets of the stars through the art and science of Vedic Astrology! This is the oldest system of Astrology, and most accurate in terms of prediction. This ancient study incorporates Eastern philosophy regarding our karma, reincarnation, fate, and destiny found within the larger tapestry of the night sky.

This class will answer “What is Vedic Astrology?” by introducing the fundamental differences between Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology. We will also cover the basics of Vedic Astrology, including the planets, signs, rulerships, and chart styles. This class is designed to familiarize you with the most important differences between the two popular systems and why understanding these differences matter when looking at an Astrology chart. This class is not intended for making interpretations or predictions of individual charts. It is a basic introduction to Vedic Astrology and a comparison of the Eastern & Western systems.

 

$28; $3 discount for cash

Vedic astrologer Ashley

Ashley is a Vedic Astrologer who began her practice as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) in Western Astrology, through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) organization. She has been studying Astrology for about 15 years, and has experience as a practitioner and teacher within various local Astrology groups.

 

 

 

 

 

Stormy Weather: Navigating Difficult Celestial Alignments by Ashley

slow down sign representing navigating difficult celestial alignments

There is a special type of reading that I can provide as a Vedic Astrologer, which is the “difficult weeks of the year report”. This chart reading features transits to your personal planets that show inauspicious periods in your life. Not only can this be interpreted for individual charts, but separately, it can also be felt collectively when we have challenging celestial alignments in the sky. There is such an event upon us that you may want to take into consideration as we operate as usual, under unusual vibrations.

There is a slow build of energy that you may have already begun to notice seeping in. Approaching, we have an exact Mars-Saturn conjunction on April 1, 2018 – and it’s not April fools. It also happens to be the same day retrograde Mercury is combust the Sun at 17 degrees Pisces in Revati Nakshatra. All logic from Mercury is burned within the rays of the Sun from this conjunction in Pisces, the sign where Mercury is debilitated, compounded by the fact it Mercury will be retrograde. These three aspects create confusion, delusion, and illusion. Tensions rising from the slow burn of Mars pushing into Saturn reach a breaking point when these two malefics come together at 14 degrees Sagittarius in Purva Ashadha Nakshatra. This has potential to be a legitimately destructive force. Mars is the blazing hot warrior who ends up slamming into the boundary of Saturn’s icy, concrete wall. Such is life. You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs. Some things must come to a culminating end, and we are all feeling this effect emerging right about now.

What does it mean that we have two exact conjunctions on the same day? And both “inauspicious” at that? Well. Of course with any mercury retrograde we replay the classics: mis-understanding, mis-communication, mis-information and mis-interpretations galore. The exact conjunction of this retrograde Mercury to the Sun means that it is most potent. On top of that, this aspect is being influenced by the anger, irritation, and impatience of Mars, exactly aligned with the realistic and fair consequences of Saturn from any erratic impulse to action.

So what to do? Nothing. Don’t respond. Don’t react. Walk away, courteously decline to engage with tact and grace.  People will be edgy during this build up to the 1st of April. Be as understanding and patient as possible, put off major decisions that could have undesirable consequences. The fact that this aspect is unpredictable enough is compounded by being backed up with irrational thought, assumptions, opinions, and hair-trigger decisions and reactions. Avoid arguments. Be hardcore polite. State your point once, kindly, softly, and slowly. Go within. People are apt to misunderstand each other and be reactive during these difficult weeks of the year. Probably the most challenging part is in efforts to “fix” the issue at hand by further explaining etc., as pushing for an amicable resolution somehow seems to further unravel things. The solution is to wait for this transit to pass before taking any rash action, refrain from forming hard opinions on assumptions that probably will be regretted later.

When does this energy pass? From the point where strain energy is released, it will wane at different rates depending on whether it has been a “broad stroke” issue, or an “immediate issue”. The recovery period is usually equal to the length of time the issue started to become an issue. Collectively, it will generally take about 2 weeks for the dust will settle. On the 15th of April, Mercury stations direct at 10 degrees Pisces at 2:21am PST. This is the pivot point of the energy beginning to change. By the 15th, Mars will have already beyond the exact conjunction of Saturn, and on the 17th, Saturn then goes retrograde, echoing the pivot point of Mercury’s change in direction.

This is a big time for “breakthroughs”, but knowing how to use these energies will best help you instead of set you back. Instead engaging in debates or arguments or back and forth discussions that go no where, or composing a lengthy text thread: journal, read a book, listen to inspiring music, use your imagination to create art, or food etc.  Instead of making sudden decisions and actions out of fear, pressure, worry, feelings of limitation: exercise, build something, do manual labor, reorganize your living area, check off your “to-do” list, because it is most likely that you can accomplish a lot when it comes to existing or pending projects that will produce tangible results at this time.  Be gracious for other people’s road-rage, and don’t take anything personally. Instead of participating in circumstances that would be destructive, find constructive ways to use your time (independently is advised).

Mid-March to Mid-April looks like a good time to tread graciously and not only reflect, but also act on anything that would improve YOUR life without getting too involved in the drama, issues, opinions of others in order to avoid any misunderstandings that could potentially have undesired and unintended consequences. Less is more. This is especially true under this astrological influence. There is a saying that goes something like, “If something bad is happening, just wait, and it will pass. If something good is happening, just wait, and it will pass”. Everything eventually comes to pass.

Namaste _/\_

SunGoddess Ashley

*Please note each Blog is the unique expression of the Blogger and does not speak for The Green Man as an entity, but rather is one of the many diverse colours that make up our Green Man Tribe.

Genesis of The Green Man Store by Ashley

sample astrology chartThe thought had come to me that it would be fun to run the birth chart of the Green Man store, for the purpose of seeing who the store would be as a person. Personality traits are not limited to people, as you can tell by getting a certain “vibe” when you enter new places. Astrology charts are not just for horoscopes of people and animals. You can run charts for events, which are known as “Horary charts” in Western Tropical Astrology, and “Prashna” in Vedic Astrology. Just as people and animals are born, so are things, businesses and ideas. Because I offer Astrology & Tarot readings at the store, I was curious to see who the store would be as a person-ality, since we spend quality time together during the week.  And anyone who has stepped foot in the Green Man will find it apparent that the store is alive. Prior to running the chart, I had expected to see a prominent 8th house, being that it is a metaphysical bookstore and apothecary, which features readers and healers; all themes of the 8th house. I ended up seeing some of what I expected, and my curiosity was satiated by discovering so much more! So let’s look at The Green Man Store as a living being.

I ran the birth chart for the first official day of business on July 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM, PST, the time the doors first opened in North Hollywood, California. The birthday of the Green Man shows a Leo Ascendant, Sagittarius Moon, and Cancer Sun. More specifically, the Sun is in Pushya Nakshatra, the Moon is in Purva Ashadha, and the Ascendant is at 26 degrees, 40 minutes of Leo.

Funny enough, the ascendant of the chart is exactly, to the degree, between two lunar nakshatras within the solar sign of Leo. Therefore, if the store first opened the door for business at 9:59am, it would distinctly be a Purva Phalguni Nakshatra chart, which would make it a more fun, festive energy. If it opened at 10:01, it would otherwise be an Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra chart, which would make it a more intimate and logistical energy. I find this especially significant, as it is difficult to pinpoint which side of the line to attribute the chart; it is essentially a marriage of both. This is commonly known as a “cusp” sign in western astrology. A term which blends the characteristics of two signs together. Since the ascendant of the Green Man’s chart is straddling the dividing line of these two lunar signs, it would be considered to have “cusp” energy, where it integrates qualities of both the nakshatras. This has special meaning, because Purva & Uttara Phalguni Nakshatras are known as the two “marriage mansions”. Briefly, these nakshatras signify the importance of alliances and contracts in any type of marriage, including the union of people coming together for business. This could indicate co-ownership of the store, but more importantly in this case, the intimate marriage partners of the store would be the staff, patrons, students, healers and readers. This is perfect for a business entity that will endure through its commitment and loyalty to partnership, which is equally beneficial to the store and the public.

In Vedic Astrology, there is more emphasis placed on the Moon sign than the Sun sign, as seen through the importance of the lunar mansions, known as nakshatras. The Moon is the main functioning personality of the store, and how it is viewed by the public, whereas the Sun is the soul, and primary focus. I will briefly touch on the Store’s Cancer Sun in the private and spiritual 12th house, which is a moksha house. Moksha houses serve the purpose of liberation. There is a low-key energy to the store, which is genuinely interested in helping people find their way, and seek relief from their worldly problems, through connection to Spirit. The focus here is not commercialized, pre-packaged productions, or merely a religious facility, rather, its goal is sincerely attracting people who are spiritual seekers who want to connect to Spirit through all Divine expressions, and honors that all paths lead to Source. Another interesting aspect to point out of the Sun in the hidden 12th house, is that it gives the store a quality of being inconspicuous on a busy, main artery of North Hollywood. It’s visible enough to be exposed to foot traffic, while still being tucked-in and protected.

Being that the Sun is in Pushya nakshatra, within the sign of Cancer, the energy of the store is very protective by nature, emanating a mothering, nurturing and lovingly healing energy. Pushya is titled as “the Star of Nourishment”, which the store then provides in a multitude of healing ways for its children. Cancer is the archetypal mother who protects her children and loved ones, and values family first and foremost. Just as a mother recognizes that her children are unique individuals who have different needs, the attentive and caring aspect of the store would be willing and able to customize “nourishment” provided to meet the specific needs of her children. The Green Man would consider staff, participants, patrons, teachers, and readers as extended family members included in a larger spiritual family.

Whereas the Sun shows purpose, the Moon shows personality. The Purva Ashadha Moon indicates how the Green Man mainly interacts with the public at large. Purva Ashadha is titled, “the Star of Invincibility”. One way to interpret this is as “earlier victory”, which means that success is given early on and initially. What is wonderful about the Green Man’s birthday being under this star is that yes, the store has room to grow and achieve its goals throughout its life, but it doesn’t have to struggle, or wait for years and years down the line to become successful, as could be indicated by the following nakshatra’s quality of having a “later victory”. The initial clear and pure intentions that the store wants to achieve would allow for success early on. These intentions and goals would revolve around Sagittarian themes, such as the goal of seeking truth, higher principles, knowledge and education, as well as devotion and commitment to a higher cause. The Moon, which represents the public, is in the 5th house of the mind, enjoyment, learning, play, fun, creativity, children, and child-like wonder.

In Vedic Astrology, the Dasha system functions as the main source of prediction, primary to transits.  It is a time-table that shows current running planetary energies. The Main time period is called the “Mahadasha”, which shows the main planetary energy, and the “Antardasha”, is a sub-category time period, which shows the supporting planetary energy. For example, if a person is running their Jupiter Mahadasha, the planet Jupiter would be illuminated in their chart as being an “active” planet that gives results of the house it occupies, and the houses it rules in the chart. If they are then running their Mercury Antardasha, the planet mercury would also be illuminated in your chart as being “active” giving results of the house it’s in and the houses it rules, but the results produced from Mercury would be in support of Jupiter, since Jupiter is running the main dasha.

My intentions are not to be making any specific predictions for the store, however I wanted to bring up an interesting observation about the Dashas of the Green Man, to see energetic trends soon activated, and currently at play.

The Green Man has been running its Sun/Rahu dasha period from November 15, 2017 and will enter the next dasha time period of Sun/Jupiter on October 10th of this year. Rahu represents extra-ordinary energy, catalysts for evolution and growth, some unpredictability, destiny and fated circumstances; but more specifically, since Rahu also represents magic, spell-work, witchcraft, divination, and occult arts, so this is an opportune phase for the store in this regard. A lot of the things Rahu represents are a focus of what the store specializes in, so this would be seen as a phase for the Green Man to naturally shine for the authentic talents it offers the public. Since Rahu is natally in the 5th house of entertainment, learning, the mind etc., this is highlighting a time prime for magnifying these areas. The moon is together with Rahu in the birth chart, so the store always has these ongoing, natural qualities occurring beneath the surface, whether or not it is an active running dasha planet. Dasha periods emphasize what is already happening in the chart.

When the Sun/Jupiter period begins on Oct. 10th, this would activate an ideal time for classes; especially since Jupiter natally resides in the 8th house of occult, magic, sorcery etc. Jupiter represents wisdom, teachers, guidance and classes, and operates well in the Green Man’s chart, because it is comfortable in its own sign of Pisces. This gives Jupiter’s style of teaching to be occultic, in the sense of conveying a more pure, and true spiritual mysticism. Jupiter is sitting in its ruling sign of Pisces in the 8th, but it also rules the 5th house of Sagittarius for the GM’s chart. Therefore, teachings will be a blend of the the 8th house of magic and the 5th house of creativity. At the beginning of this article, I disclosed my hunch prior to running the chart, that the store would have a prominent 8th house. Jupiter, a great benefic, who amplifies blessings, and bestows blessings resides in the 8th, which it rules, and additionally rules the 5th, where Rahu and the Moon are located. The store actually has a phenomenal chart for teaching, which I see bringing out even more of this natural ability during the next dasha phase of Sun/Jupiter beginning around the celebrations for Samhain.

In a nutshell, the Green Man is a person who clearly shows the innate wisdom of spiritual and occultic teaching, expressed through its commitment and capacity for embracing, helping and healing its soul-family find their way beyond earthly problems through magic, learning, and devotion to higher principles.

Namaste _/\_

SunGoddess Ashley

 

*Please note each Blog is the unique expression of the Blogger and does not speak for The Green Man as an entity, but rather is one of the many diverse colours that make up our Green Man Tribe.

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