This week I sit down with Kara Hoppe to discuss motherhood and feminism through the lens of the Tarot. Kara is a psychotherapist who uses Tarot archetypes in her work and mother to a one and a half year old boy. Listen to find out which cards Kara sees as essential to new mothers, her favorite decks, and the universal guidance we can all take from her framework of motherhood.
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From Kara's website:
An unquenchable curiosity about the human spirit has led me on my life journey. That curiosity launched my career as a writer and journalist many moons ago and still feeds me today as a therapist. I want to know more. Always. Also, I believe wholeheartedly that healing, growth, and experiencing life as a grounded, integrated person who has access to my own instincts, wisdom, and creativity is not only possible but necessary.
I have a background in art and creative expression, and a committed creative and spiritual practice that informs my clinical and educational work. I believe in the power of imagination, creativity, dream work, and free-flow writing to deepen self-knowledge and unleash fresh perspective. I also believe in using these tools to discover unrealized potential and inner resources.
Mindfulness practice and being in the here-and-now are a huge part of my work. I have had a personal meditation practice since 2008 and was formally trained in various orientations, including Vipassana.
I started my private practice in 2012, after working at Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center for two years. At the center, I treated individuals and couples, and ran a process psychotherapy group. In 2015, I started teaching Inner Work Workshops so I could bring Jungian depth work into a community setting.
Learn more about Kara and her work at KaraHoppe.com
Tarot decks we discuss in this episode
Motherpeace by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble
The Mother's Wisdom Deck by Niki Dewart and Elizabeth Marglin with illustrations by Jenny Kostecki-Shaw