“There will be a great loss of learning before the moon’s full cycle is completed. Fire and floods will be fomented by ignorant rulers; much time will go by before it is rectified.” – Nostradamus [The following is a bit of musing “inspired” by the general state of my home nation (the United States of … More Avert the Flood…
After being introduced to a string of solo players, we arrive at the first of the Major Arcana cards to feature a multi-character drama on its face. Who are these characters? What do they represent, individually and as a collective? How do we factor all of them into a reading when this card appears??? You … More Tarot Card Meanings: The Lovers
The TAROT CARD MEANINGS section continues to bloom and blossom here at Arrow In Flight! Today’s new entry focuses on THE HIEROPHANT, an often misunderstood figure in the Tarot deck. This new piece details just what a “Hierophant” actually is, and what the card can mean when it appears in a reading. Here’s hoping that in writing about The Hierophant, … More Tarot Card Meanings: The Hierophant
The latest entry in the TAROT CARD MEANINGS section is now up! Today, we take a look at THE EMPEROR, and the dynamics of Power. I’m not The Emperor, and so I can’t force you to read through this new piece…but please do feel invited to do so if you like! Added incentive: it includes a … More Tarot Card Meanings: The Emperor
It’s a Tarot truth: some cards are generally well-liked and viewed as being “good” or “positive” – see here such cards as The Sun and the 9 of Cups – while others tend to generate responses of fear and dread. The Death card, The Devil, and The Tower would fall firmly into this latter camp. So … More 9 of Swords – Cruelty
Ever since I first discovered the joys of Tarot, I’ve experienced phases during which the urge to buy new decks has spiked through the roof for me. On the one hand, I do read and teach professionally at this point, so decks are legitimate tools of the trade…but on the other hand, I do need … More Deck Collection Expansion!
There’s this practice that’s common among Tarot readers involving the use of what’s called a “Significator card.” The idea is that a person can be consistently represented within a reading or in a meditation by a given card. These Significator cards are often chosen from the subset of the Court Cards, and people will regularly zoom … More TAROT THOUGHT: Can Decks Have Significators?
As announced yesterday, I’ll be spending some time in the coming weeks putting up material on this website that’s aimed at capturing some basic Tarot card meanings for each of our 78 members of the deck. I’m trying to do this in such a way that the results will focus on the basic traits of … More Tarot Card Meanings: The Fool
Conceived by Aleister Crowley, and painted by Lady Frieda Harris during WWII, this deck has become a pillar of modern Tarot, second in worldwide use and acclaim only to the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. These two most-beloved decks do share some similarities, and this shouldn’t be surprising: Crowley and A.E. Waite studied many of the same sources, … More The Thoth Tarot Deck
Tarot readers are obliged, at some point, to pick a deck. If you don’t, it will obviously be kind of difficult to actually get very Tarot-y. You do your research, you assess a bunch of factors, and ultimately you choose a deck. Except sometimes a deck chooses you. I’ve posted repeatedly here about how when … More Tarot Deck Shenanigans