Tuesday, March 10, 2015




Thank you all for coming in full force and supporting me and the book. Thank you Oxford Bookstore for hosting the evening and for a wonderful evening .



Pisces 2015
The Star Tarot card for the Pisces brings renewed hope and faith and a sense that you are truly blessed by the Universe at this time. Courage, fulfillment, and inspiration are in your lifeWith three of the most powerful planets in the social system( the Sun, Venus and Mercury ) coming together in your chart your income, work and career sectors are all at extremely positive aspects to each other and being loaded and a triangle of support is being created.., you’ve got your luckiest year in over a decade for work matters, your most powerful professional year in over a decade and a chance to turn last year’s financial challenges into income opportunities, with a triangle of success dominating much of the year.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Aquarius 2015






In 2015 the good news for Aquarius will come with The lovers , who will favor love and marriage in the first part of the year, as well as relationships in general, including collaboration or business. Jupiter the planet of luck is also positioned in your chart promising fulfillment and happiness. As the planet of expansion it augments learning, travel, challenges and philosophy. It will be a good time for Aquarians, for networking, making new friends or signing new contracts. In the second part of 2015 Jupiter will be favorable to money issues: it will bring Aquarians advantages through third parties, good contacts with financial environments, gifts, etc. 2015 will also be an excellent year for information, learning, intellectual creativity, communication, travel relationships. An excellent year overall, , make the best of the Lovers card in your chart

Friday, February 6, 2015

Tarot Reading for 2015


I have done a special Tarot reading for all the 12 signs of the zodiac , so stay tuned in for your personal zodiac reading . The planetary positions are going through major transformations with the planets forming a cardinal cross . Our planet is undergoing a time of change and our fate will be decided by the decisions and actions we make collectively over the next ten years


Capricorn
The Magician
The Magician is your card of divinity for the entire year 2015 in the sign of Capricorn. This card is about transformation, regeneration and rebirth. The Magician says 'out with the old and in with the new,' and you better be ready for it. 2015 will be a more peaceful year than the previous one for Capricorn. Exactly the time you needed to sort out your thoughts, to prepare the field and sow the seeds of success that will grow in one or two years. Continue with your personal mental laundering as the next step is for you to open our higher consciousness to a new vision of what we want our lives to look like so we can create a more sustainable and responsible way of living in the world, which will make you peaceful resonant and complete in the coming decade . The square between Pluto and Uranus will bring you some testing times but in the next couple of years you will come out a brand new person . Let the magician transform you in order to change what needs to be changed in your life and open yourself to new possibilities.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

GOA ARTS AND LITERARY FESTIVAL - 5th to 8th December 2013----The Sacred Indian Tarot


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

--Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden


http://www.nikidesaintphalle.com/
Tarot Garden (Giardino dei Tarocchi):
Nikkis Tarot Graden -- A must visit for all tarot lovers --Her Mosaic statues , of all the major archetypes , are nothing short of awesome --- Take a walkthru --Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden--- The Empress is my personal favourite

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Magician --Usha The Godess of Dawn


An interesting deviation in this deck is that the Magician has been represented by a female figure, in the form of an Indian deity Usha, the goddess of Dawn .
Usha is effervescent , vibrant and she is the life and health of all things, being born everyday and yet she is an immortal being. According to me a female archetype best understands that rebirth occurs in each moment and represents the meaning of the card to its fullest -- Usha , The Magician stands for being able to realize ones potential and making possible what's real by using ones talents to their best potential . The halo in this hand painted card is a symbol of infinity that shows the cosmic connection to all things in the universe. Here a paean sung to the goddess and epitomises The Magician so beautifully .
Usha is magical as she stirs all creatures that have feet, and makes the birds of air fly up. She brings not just light to the sleeping mankind, but hope, happiness, riches and all the good things. Goddess of light and If you want to achieve your highest possible destiny become a magus of sorts to yourself. You have the intelligence, knowledge, strength, resources and organizational skills to make your dreams come true. By setting specific and attainable goals, the Magician utilizes his great knowledge and wisdom to succeed where others have failed.
The card when it appears in your reading gives you the power to tap into your potential and the realization that we are all born with all the resources to live our lives to the utmost .

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Times of India



Divine your future

Nandita Sengupta Aug 15, 2011, 09.44pm IST

(Divine your future )

The Sacred Indian Tarot
By Kiren Rai

Illustrations: Zoe Collington & Team

Pages: 101; 22 cards
Click to read the full article http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-08-15/holistic-living/29888942_1_tarot-major-arcana-mother-goddess
It is said that a deck of Tarot cards must reach you. So when The Sacred India Tarot, which the author says is the first 'Indianised' version of the ancient divining tool, came to me, it was a pleasant surprise and almost on cue, a dozen questions welled up in my mind. So, without wasting any time, the pack was opened quickly. After much sighing over the illustrations, I got down to the serious business of seeing whether it worked.

For the passionate follower of Tarot, the Major cards are where the action is. And to them one returns through all the twists and turns, ups and downs in life, as much for prediction as for perspective, a grip on unfolding circumstances. On the fun side, you can turn to Tarot also when you're bored — nothing beats the question of what makes life so incredibly dull.
Apart from the real direction a perceptive reader can find, the pleasure of handling the cards — the fun part of Tarot, may be why no other divining tool can claim to be so popular across the world. The illustrations burst with symbolism, and every person will 'connect' with a deck of her choice and temperament.

This is where the set of Indianised cards, with the 22 cards of the Major Arcana alone, deftly steps in. The structure and card names remain the same, only the symbols are Indian. The symbolism is drawn, writes the author, from the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, Upanishads and the Mahabharata. So the High Priestess is Shakti; the Empress, the mother goddess Shasthi; Death is a flamboyant Yamraj in black and gold. The lovers are Radha-Krishna and the Judgement card shows a metal Buddha statue almost as a watermark in a sweep of blue.
Though totally irrelevant to this review, I must add that my favourite illustrations were the Magician (Usha, the goddess of dawn), the Hermit (sage) and Temperance (Ardhnariswara) and the Tower Card (Qutub Minar would never have dreamt it will find itself on a Tarot card).
Although no names are given for the illustrators, the cards have been made with true Tarot aesthetism. In her acknowledgment, Rai thanks her illustrators and names graphic designer Zoe Collington for "so beautifully translating my thoughts into form".
Now to the deck. It is said that Tarot cards must be handled with care and respect, that you must allow yourself to be comfortable and familiar with the pack of 22 before you get down to interpret what the cards are saying. Once the initial play is harmonised, I followed basic card spreads. The book is simply written and easy to follow. And that is perhaps the only quibble about this Tarot deck.

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Fool





The Fool or The Jester is the first or the last of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck; and one of the 22 Trump cards that make up the Major Arcana. The Fool is unnumbered; sometime represented as 0 (the first) or XXII (the last) Major Arcana in decks.
A friend just introduced me to Rumi and this quote is so relevant to the fool card , thought I would share it with you .

“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” ― Rumi


The Fool my favourite card and also my personal trump card and is one of the most misundersttod cards .
The Fool represents the untapped potential in all of us.
'Fools rush in where angels fear to tread' however sometimes it can be wise to 'Look before you leap'.
The fool appears at a time when you are about to make new beginnings . new relationships or even when you are looking towards an out of the box solution . The fool is about the unknown, a life experience that will be exciting and fun. Any challenges along the way will make you a more experienced and perhaps wiser person
The fool represents the planet Uranus and the planet has just entered Aries in 2013 , the natural ruler of the first house of the self. While in this sign we as individuals and the collective will feel the need to exert ourselves, our opinions and ideas. This is the nature of the first house of the horoscope. Aries is ruled by Mars, often called the ‘God of War,’ and the energy to assert oneself becomes very strong in this sign.
The nature of Uranus is to bring change, often sudden and unexpected or disruptive. Uranus is about the new, the untried and it is about revolution. so get ready for change if you have pulled out the fool card in your reading .

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Monday, May 4, 2009



The Sacred Indian Tarot





Kiren Rai


The Sacred Indian Tarot deck combines the classic symbolism of the Norse Tarot with the aesthetic richness of Indian mythology. The book contains twenty – two unique hand painted cards with images taken from the rich pantheon of Indian mythology. The structure of the major arcanas and the suit cards remains the same , however the images used to represent them are taken from Indian icons, symbols and rituals. Each card in the Indian deck corresponds to its Nordic equivalent retaining its form and structure.

The cards of the Nordic Tarot consist of potent archetypes that are rooted in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Archetypes are ancient, universal patterns of behaviour that are common to all cultures and people across the world. The symbols, forms and figures used in The Sacred Indian Tarot are rooted in the tenets of the Hindu belief system giving the tarots a unique Indian perspective.

The Sacred Indian Tarot deck is truly a collector’s item which can be used to gain a refreshing insight into love and relationships, finances, career planning and much. The book breaks new ground in Tarot divination making it a wonderful tool for self quest
The Sacred Indian Tarot deck contains twenty – two unique hand painted cards with images taken from the rich pantheon of Indian mythology. The structure of the major arcanas and the suit cards remains the same , however the images used to represent them are taken from Indian icons, symbols and rituals. Each card in the Indian deck corresponds to its Nordic equivalent retaining its form and structure.

The symbols, forms and figures used in The Sacred Indian Tarot are rooted in the tenets of the Hindu belief system giving the tarots a unique Indian perspective.
The Sacred Indian Tarot deck is truly a collector’s item which can be used to gain a refreshing insight into love and relationships, finances, career planning and much. The book breaks new ground in Tarot divination making it a wonderful tool for self quest

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

http://www.tarotcollectors.com/view_topic.php?id=59&forum_id=3


I would like to post the response that I got for my cards in the Tarot collectors forum worldwide. The RespOnse is very encouraging and its heartening to know that so many people are interested in my deck of cards .

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The Sacred Indian Tarot

A beautifully hand- drawn deck of Indian cards combining the traditional elements of the tarot with a rich tapestry of Indian images, traditions and symbols for the first time ever.

The Sacred Indian Tarot deck combines the classic symbolism of the Norse Tarot with the aesthetic richness of Indian mythology. The book contains twenty – two (major arcanas ) unique hand painted cards with images taken from the rich pantheon of Indian mythology. A full deck of Tarot consists of the 22 Major Arcana, or Trump cards, and 56 Minor Arcana divided into 4 suits, from which playing cards are derived The Major Arcana represents cosmic principals and its symbols serve as tools to help the viewer find self-knowledge and a connection with the Divine .

Easy to use , every card in this deck corresponds to its Nordic equivalent retaining its form and structure. However the images used to represent them  are  taken  from  Indian icons, symbols and rituals. .


The cards of the Nordic Tarot , consist of potent archetypes that are rooted in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Archetypes are ancient, universal patterns of behaviour that are common to all cultures and people across the world. The symbols, forms and figures used in The Sacred Indian Tarot are rooted in the tenets of the Hindu belief system giving the tarots a unique Indian perspective.


The Sacred Indian Tarot deck is truly a collector’s item which can be used to gain a refreshing insight into love and relationships, finances, career planning and much. The book breaks new ground in Tarot divination making it a wonderful tool for self quest