Trust is a vital function in human interactions. We like people more when we know we can trust them, and there are fewer occurrences in the social order that are more relationship-killing than the breaking of trust. Do you recognize your own default settings when it comes to deciding whether to trust other humans? Some … More Where Is Trust In The Tarot…?
A couple of months ago, I wrote a series of posts about my adventures around sleeping with pieces of Leopardskin Jasper stashed beneath my pillow. Doing this often seemed to inspire dreams of animals for me, which, given the stone’s reputation as carrying a very shamanic type of energy, makes sense. Last night, as I … More More Animal-Themed Dreaming…
The Death card is one of a very small handful that seems to provoke immediate, visible unease for a lot of querents. And that’s not too surprising: Death comes suddenly, and without warning, often with a lot of attendant suffering, and it steals away people and things whose departures we hadn’t necessarily signed off on … More The Death Card: Like a Snake Sheds Its Skin…
Chatoyancy: that quality in certain stones (like this piece of Labradorite shown here) that makes the little kid inside each one of us perk up and go, “Ooh, shiny!!!”
A few days ago, I posted about this notion of The High Priestess serving as a sort of “Gatekeeper” who can allow passage through her pomegranate curtains to worthy seekers, where they will then suddenly find themselves in the landscape of the Moon card. We talked about this in the Tarot Toolkit course, and one … More Tarot: Gateway Cards, Part 2
Yesterday, I posted about a dream I had after I’d stashed three pieces of a stone called Iolite underneath my pillow. The dream involved me discovering a sort of socket beneath a small metal plate in the back of my skull, and then me cleaning away from the socket a bunch of fairly nauseating goop … More Iolite Dreams, Part 2
I’ve posted a bunch of times about how when I sleep with pieces of Leopardskin Jasper under my pillow, it seems to give rise to animal-themed dreams for me, and then cool animal sightings the next day. Animal stuff, by the way, is part of the province that shamans would call the Lower World. Last … More An Iolite-Fueled Dream
Calligraphy Stone. It’s called that because all the loops and lines in it suggest fancy penmanship that spells out messages from the Powers That Be in some exotic God-Language. The Obelisk shape is said to connect mundane reality with the Divine, to disperse energy when it builds up to unhealthy levels, and to channel information. … More Calligraphy Stone
When I first started exploring Tarot, one of the less than helpful myths I was exposed to was this idea that no one but you should ever touch your cards. Supposedly, according to some, if another person were to handle your deck, it would be stamped with that person’s energy-signature, which you might then never … More Tarot: Who Handles Your Cards?
Here endeth this jubilant jaunt through Jasper journaling (for now…). As with the Red Jasper, I wish I had something interesting to report, but the Yellow Jasper was also so low-key that it didn’t really register. I woke up feeling well-rested, but I couldn’t remember any dreaming that I did during the night. Maybe these … More Yellow Jasper Dream Report