Mythic Tarot Consultations

Mythic Tarot Session - Mythic Tarot consultations give insight and direction for the coming six months as well as help clients to find clarity around present day situations. The Mythic Tarot cards were designed by psychotherapist, Juliet Sharman-Burke, and astrologer, Liz Greene. The cards incorporate Greek mythology and Western Astrology along with the traditional major and minor arcana card meanings.

In the session, I act as a messenger and interpret what the cards are expressing for you in your life right now and six months from now. I can also focus on career, relationship, family and other personal issues in the reading. 30 minutes is $45 and 60 minutes is $80. Click here to learn more about ordering.

Astro-Tarot Session is a 60 minute session that combines the insights of Western Astrology with the intuitive wisdom of the Mythic Tarot. Donna will cover the highlights of your birth chart, and the key astrological events happening for you in the current year. She will also give you a Celtic cross reading with the Mythic Tarot cards giving you guidance on the coming six months. The reading is ideal to give as a gift certificate for a unique and special gift. The reading costs $100, and includes your birth chart. Click here to learn more about ordering.

In person, on-line or over the phone

Donna does mythic tarot consultations in person, on-line or over the phone. Please mention your time zone when e-mailing to set up a session. For the sessions, she accepts Mastercard, Visa, and you can also make your payment ahead of time through PayPal. Click here to learn more about ordering.

Mythic Tarot Article Series

The Stages of Relationship as shown in the Greek myth of Psyche & Eros

In the Mythic Tarot, the suit of Cups from the Ace of Cups to the Ten of Cups captures the love story of Psyche, a mortal woman and Eros, the god of love. It encompasses their love journey, but it also mirrors the journey of relationship for most people.

In this tale of Psyche and Eros, I see the stages of most love relationships. In the Ace of Cups, this card depicts Aphrodite, the goddess of love, in all her naked splendor, stepping out of the ocean. This would be the time when a person is ready to open their heart to love. For most, it’s probably an unspoken part of the journey of love, but a very, important one because if you’re not willing to open your heart, then you definitely won’t be open to falling in love. It’s a vulnerable place to be, and it involves taking a risk - to take that first step and open your heart to love.

In the second card, the Two of Cups, we meet Psyche and Eros, the god of love, who has been struck by his own arrow, and falls head over heels in love with the beautiful mortal woman, Psyche. This is that familiar stage where we feel the chemistry of love, and can find ourselves so attracted to our partner’s positive traits that we can overlook their faults. It’s that falling in love stage where many people don’t tarry too long except for those incurable romantics.

In the Three of Cups, Eros, chooses Psyche, the fair maiden to be his bride, and whisks her away into the valley of paradise. This card portrays the next stage in relationship after the “falling in love,” where the couple makes a commitment to one another whether that is to live together, get married, or to have an exclusive relationship with one another. The relationship is still in the early stages of love, and in that all-too familiar “honeymoon” phase.

In the next card, the Four of Cups, Psyche’s two sisters come to visit her in her garden paradise, and they plant a seed of doubt about this mysterious husband of hers because Psyche hasn’t really “seen” him, and doesn’t know who he really is. This would be the “coming down to earth” phase of any relationship where we begin to see the person for who they really are with their strengths and their weaknesses.

The Five of Cups depicts Psyche’s betrayal of Eros. Spurred on by her sisters, she wants to see Eros for who he really is so she shines a light upon his face, and he flees the scene. He had forbidden her to see him in the light of day. Feeling betrayed Eros abandons Psyche because she now knows who he really is- the god of love. In a love relationship, a betrayal can shatter the illusion of love, but it is often a necessary stage in the love relationship. It is the chance to have a more honest, and conscious relationship, but this can also be the time where many people break up because they’re not ready for a more authentic relationship. It doesn’t have to be the end of the relationship, but it can be a time of separation.

The following card, the Six of Cups, captures the feeling that many people experience after a time of separation - a feeling of nostalgia and longing for what they once had. In the Greek myth, Psyche sits on a rock alone with her pleasant memories, and the awareness that she really loves Eros even if he has disappeared. She is contemplating the challenge of regaining her lost love. For most people who go through break-ups and who are still in love with their former partner, this can be a time where they consider getting back together if they really feel like they can have a more real relationship with their partner.

The Seven of Cups is where Psyche is presented with her options for getting back together with Eros. In the Greek myth, it is Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who gives her four tasks to complete before she can truly be with her god of love. The four tasks have important symbolic meanings especially for women. Each one represents a strength that a woman needs to develop within herself from knowing herself better to claiming her personal power; and from focusing on her own life purpose to being able to set proper boundaries with others. As we understand ourselves better, we can have more conscious relationships.

The Eight of Cups is the final task for Psyche where she has to journey into the underworld. This card represents the most difficult stage of relationship: the letting go of the relationship where we step into the unknown, not knowing if we will ever be able to be together with our beloved again. It is the “Dark Night of the Soul,” a time of loss and a time of transformation. When we truly let go of what we think should happen, we can then open up to a higher purpose for our life, and for this relationship if we’re still meant to be together. No matter what happens, a person will be changed by this journey into the unknown.

For Psyche and Eros, the Nine of Cups portrays their reunion where Psyche completes all the tasks, and she is reunited with Eros with the blessings of the Greek gods. In a real relationship, this can be a time of healing for the relationship where the couple comes back together to have a more, honest and authentic relationship with one another. If the couple does decide to go their separate ways, there can still be a healing for the individuals where they can gain insight into themselves and what they are really seeking in relationship with another.

The final card in the suit of Cups is the Ten of Cups which depicts Psyche and Eros united as a divine couple. In our more human relationships, this signifies a time where the couple can deepen their relationship to a whole new level because they are making a conscious choice to be together, and to really see each other for who they really are in all their humanness, and in their souls. It is a love that has passed through many tests, and is now a conscious union of two whole individuals coming together as a couple. This is truly the sacred union of the masculine and the feminine. In this kind of relationship, we have the chance to grow and develop on our own individual paths, as well as on our path as a couple.

This is the end of the journey for Psyche and Eros who do give birth to a divine child named Joy - a feeling that we can all aim for on Valentine’s Day and all year long - to feel more Joy, and more Love in our lives. Wherever you are on this journey of Love, know that you have the opportunity to continue to grow and learn from every stage of relationship. There really is no ending to the journey of Love.

By Donna Fisher-Jackson, M.A. © 2012
(Thanks to Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene the creators of the Mythic Tarot.)

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Donna Fisher-Jackson, M.A., CHT is a Holistic Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Western Astrologer who counsels clients through her business of Iris Holistic Counseling Services at She has also published the book, The Healing Path of the Romantic: Type Four of the Enneagram Personality Type System which is available in a print and Kindle edition on

Learn about the Mythic Tarot Major Arcana cards from the Fool to the World.

Jung and the Mythic Tarot

Back in 1994 I was given a gift of the Mythic Tarot deck of cards. I had taken a couple of tarot classes at the time. I was just beginning to explore the metaphysical world in more depth, and the gift became an important tool in my path of self-discovery. The Mythic Tarot was created by Juliet Sharman-Burke, a psychotherapist, and Liz Greene, an astrologer. The deck interweaves Greek mythology with Jungian concepts along with western astrology, and the traditional suits of the tarot. In hindsight, it was a perfect deck for me, leading to my reading the tarot professionally, and then studying western astrology which led me to getting my Masters in Counseling Psychology. In graduate school, my favorite classes were the study of Jungian psychology. Now, that I re-visit the Mythic Tarot in this article, I can see once again how the tarot depicts the archetypal life journey. In the cards especially the Major Arcana, you can see the different stages of this journey from The Fool, who is perched on a cliff in the Mythic Tarot deck, taking that leap of faith into life which is what every birth is about, all the way, to The World, where you see the wholeness of the Self, the ultimate goal of a life well-lived.

Jung's lifework was about this journey to Self which he called the path of individuation where we become fully aware of our conscious mind along with our unconscious, and integrate the masculine and the feminine within each of us. Many of us have had fleeting glimpses of this wholeness of Self, and balance within. The current thinkers of today speak of this time that we are in now as a time where we are waking up and becoming more conscious. Jungian psychology is about this journey of becoming more conscious in our lives, and making conscious choices.

The Mythic Tarot depicts this journey that we have all been on, and shows the steps along the way. Through studying the tarot, we can become more aware of our own unique life journey, and how we are all connected through this archetypal journey. This cycle of the Fool to the World can be seen as a chronological journey as well as a cycle that occurs many times within one life, for everything has a beginning, a middle, and an end, from jobs to relationships, and from becoming parents to launching our children into their own life journey.

In coming newsletter issues, I will explore this archetypal journey depicted in the Major Arcana, beginning with The Fool, which is the perfect card for the Spring, and the new beginning that happens every year for all of us I invite you to begin your own exploration of the tarot. Pick out a deck that you resonate with. Some of the traditional decks that are good to begin with are the Rider-Waite, and the Universal Waite. The archetypal journey will begin in the next issue.

By Donna Fisher-Jackson, MA © 2009

Thanks to the creators of the Mythic Tarot, Juliet Sharman-Burke, and Liz Greene.

Please find links to each one of these cards below.

Card # 0 April's Fool, the first step on the Journey of the Tarot

Card # 1 The Magician's Magic is within

Card # 2 The Empress, the quintessential Earth Mother

Card # 3 The Emperor, the Inner Father

Card # 4 The High Priestess, the Intuitive Guide

Card # 5 The Hierophant, the Wise Sage

Card # 6 The Lovers, A Time of Choice

Card # 7 The Chariot, on the Move

Card # 8 A Time for Justice

Card # 9 Temperance - A Time for Balance

Card # 10 Strength - Facing the Lion

Card # 11 The Hermit - An Inner Journey

Card # 12 The Wheel of Fortune

Card # 13 The Hanged Man - A Time of Waiting

Card # 14 The Death card - A Time for Endings

Card # 15 The Devil card - Time to face the Shadow

Card # 16 The Tower card - Time for Big Changes

Card # 17 The Star card - A Time of Hope

Card # 18 The Moon card - A Journey into the Unconscious

Card # 19 The Sun Card - Back into the Light

Card # 20 The Judgement Card - The End of a Chapter

Card # 21 The World Card - The Final Card