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Shelley Ruelle
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Writer, translator, tarot reader in Rome, Italy
Writer, translator, tarot reader in Rome, Italy

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Your birthday is a great time to do a reading for yourself to take stock of where you're at and where you're headed.

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Tarot can help us remember how to allow our true natures to unfold and work in harmony with the Universe around us.

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Are you one of those foreigners living in Italy who, like me, has been here long enough to have had a carta di soggiorno in A4 paper format? Before we go any further, let me be clear: I’m talking about a carta di soggiorno, not a permesso di soggiorno. If…

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A tarot reading is a valuable tool that can help us comb through our inner, unseen world (the unconscious) for information about how to move forward in our lives, in a way that is both empowered and true to our Higher Self, or soul.

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Birth and rebirth Nine years ago today, I gave birth to my first child, a son. It was as wondrous and miraculous as a birth is, but it also gave way to a horrific hospital stay in which I didn’t sleep for five days straight, ultimately leading to a…

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Marie Kondo continues to get a lot of press – and a fair bit of flack as well – for her “KonMari” method of “tidying” your home. I’ve never read her books, but as a mother of three elementary-aged children, I regularly feel the benefits of my own…

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Today I received an email from a friend and colleague, Camelia Elias of Taroflexions, on the subject of Coping and how oftentimes our attempts to “cope” with things simply drain our energy. The email made an impact on me and it linked to another recent…

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Many of us struggle with over-thinking things. There’s a constant battle between the head, and all its rational justifications for our decisions, and the heart, with its impulsivity and open vulnerability. It often happens that if we spend too much time…

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Working with the cards allows us to gain distance and perspective when situations and issues overwhelm us emotionally. For those of us who feel close to the US election and its result, this can feel like a turbulent and confusing time. I posed the…

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These days it takes something quite unusual to get me back on the blog, but this is a post whose time has come. Over the course of roughly 15 years of life in Rome, I’ve learned and internalized a few precepts for dealing with the notoriously difficult…
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