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In a world that's frequently turbulent, the kitchen remains as mystical as a monastery. Winter's polar blizzards are nearly over and done, and residents of the Great Plains are sleeping much better because of it. There, to prevent from getting lost during the raging winter whiteouts and freezing to death, most local farmhouses feature a strong rope running from the back kitchen door out to the barn—a lifeline home. Similarly, when you're lost in family cyclones, the Kitchen Tarot can provide you safe guidance, too. Both the kitchen and the blizzard derive its powers from a calm center. So do a people. 

The Kitchen Tarot, when blended with the philosophy of numerology, provides organic food-for-thought. To tarot, March brings with it the energies of the number One as our main course—the reduced single-digit for March=month #3, when added to the year 2014 becomes 3+2+0+1+4=10, whose sum total breaks down to 1 (10=1+0=1)— making this a month for new beginnings, focused consciousness, ingenuity, and individuality. Of March and this month's challenge, Shakespeare says: "God has given you one face, and you make yourself another." 

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Like the classic Magician tarot card, Kitchen Tarot's card One—Salt & Pepper—makes things happen. Salt is the policeman of taste: it keeps flavors in order and restrains the stronger from tyrannizing the weaker. At one point in time, a pound of black pepper could buy a serf his freedom. This month, independence, initiative and confidence is your entree. Arcanum 1 gives you a pull-out-a-plum thumbs up to escape all hum-drum, fly, go solo. During March, you're worth your weight in salt. Walk proud, and carry a big pepper mill.

Salt & Pepper invoke the warmth of the early spring sun, the anticipated energy of Aries— providing you with a tremendous capacity to convert your old wounds, as well as the old wounds of others, into brilliant opportunities. Call everyone to the table. Offer a toast and a thanksgiving for good health. You can never re-create the past, of course. But you can shape your own future, and make a cake.

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March's Kitchen Tarot Affirmation: I express myself lucidly and positively.