The Fool: Tarot Trailblazer

Sometimes the human experience involves a leap into completely unknown territory. This can happen on the personal level (“I’m in love… I’ve never been in love before!”) or on the species level (“–say that they’ve named the sheep ‘Dolly’…”). Sometimes it can happen on both levels at the same time (“That’s one small step for … More The Fool: Tarot Trailblazer

Tarot: High Priestess as Gateway to The Moon

Some very interesting notions spun out of an email from Mike, one of our students, in the wake of our final Tarot Toolkit class. We’d been talking about the theory that The High Priestess can be seen as a “gateway” card — that is, if she grants you leave to step through the gateway represented by … More Tarot: High Priestess as Gateway to The Moon

Tarot Court Cards

Court Cards.  Pages, Knights, Queens, and Kings.  These characters were the focus of last night’s Tarot Toolkit class session. The “people cards” in Tarot…  This group is widely acknowledged as the trickiest and most frustrating subset of cards to interpret. How about you?  Do you like them?  Do you “get” them?  Do you have favorites? … More Tarot Court Cards

Tarot Suits and Compass Points

In line with other correspondences, such as Zodiac Cards, Tarot practitioners also often assign other additional meanings to cards and Suits. Since we have four Suits, this works well with setting up correspondences to the four directions. The most common such assignments – and the way I was taught these correspondences – pair up North … More Tarot Suits and Compass Points

Planetary Cards

This is a more Astro-advanced follow-up to the Zodiac Cards exercise. It requires that you know a bit about your birthchart. The idea is to explore the cards that correspond to the Planets that have the greatest influence in your chart. For me, those Planets would be Neptune, Pluto, and Mercury…and the cards that correspond … More Planetary Cards

Zodiac Cards

Another Tarot Toolkit homework exercise. We handed out the Golden Dawn correspondences, and encouraged the students to look up the card that’s linked to their Zodiac Sun Sign, and to look for the possible presence of that card’s energies within themselves. I like to consider the other Signs that also play host to a lot … More Zodiac Cards