TAROT TIP It’s pretty common knowledge that if you want to, you can mix Astrology into your Tarot practice. They’re two very different systems, but if you settle on some linkages to connect the symbols of one with the symbols of the other, then using them together can actually enrich your practices with both. The … More Kabbalah and Tarot
I’ve been working away at reconfiguring my website and refocusing my business efforts for a while now, with more to come on that front…but as a part of the process, I decided I’d try offering reduced rates as a SUMMER SPECIAL (or if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, please consider this your Winter Special!). I’m … More Summer Special!
Since sales for the Tarot Toolkit Online Course in its new, downloadable format were so brisk yesterday, the Early Bird Special is enjoying a one-day extension! This is the course aimed especially at beginners that I co-taught earlier this year over a ten-week period with Vickie Wilson, of Eternal Athena Tarot. You can still get … More Tarot Toolkit Sale Extended!
When you talk about The Chariot in Tarot, the first proposed astrological association you’re likely to hear will be the Sign of Cancer. As with any of these suggested linkages, there are pros, and there are cons. The Pros. Both symbols describe a vulnerable character surrounded by an armored shell. A human charioteer inside a … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Chariot
The astrological symbol that you’ll most often find associated with the Lovers card in Tarot is the Sign of Gemini. In a very superficial way, this association makes some sense. That is, The Lovers can conjure thoughts of two people (i.e., the number it takes to tango)…and Gemini also has to do with a pair … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Lovers
The most widely used astrological correspondence for the Hierophant card is the Zodiac Sign of Taurus. And this is definitely one of the correspondences that, for me personally, just doesn’t work all that well. On the one end of the pairing, The Hierophant is a spiritual teacher and go-between, someone who – at least in … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Hierophant
The astrological symbol that’s most commonly paired up with The Emperor is the Sign of Aries. But how on-point is this match-up? Aries is the Cardinal Fire Sign – this means that Aries-energy is often seen as being passionate, brave, impulsive, adventurous, competitive, and not the type to back down from a fight. All of … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Emperor
It’s pretty commonplace for people to associate The Empress in Tarot with the Planet Venus from Astrology. In fact, the Rider-Waite-Smith version of the card has the Venus symbol built right into it. But is Venus truly a strong astrological association for The Empress? Venus the Planet takes its name from the Roman Goddess of … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Empress
I’m a big fan of astrologer Steven Forrest. He’s made this point in various ways that I’ve really come to like. That point is that following the creation of the telescope, humanity seems to discover a new Planet or other body out in space at about the exact time that we, as a species, are … More 1781: Astrology and Tarot Collide!
The astrological symbol that you’ll most often find people holding forth as a correspondence for The High Priestess is the Moon. And that’s understandable in part because in the highly influential Rider-Waite-Smith deck, The High Priestess wears a headdress that’s evocative of the three phases of the Moon, and she also has a large crescent … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The High Priestess