Tarot Tip: Reading Space

Obviously, it’s not always possible to trick out a given area before you get busy with your cards. For example, if you’re reading for someone in a coffee shop, you can’t really violate local fire codes by setting up handfuls of candles and incense, and you can’t demand that the local populace shut its collective … More Tarot Tip: Reading Space

Tarot: the Suit of Pentacles

In Tarot, the Suit of Pentacles is associated with the Element of Earth, and it has to do with the physical layer of reality. Among its many concerns, you can find issues involving health and the body, career and finances, possessions, the home… This is the slowest-moving of the Suits, the most practical, and possibly … More Tarot: the Suit of Pentacles

Astrology 101: Planets in Signs (Part 2)

In our last post, we started to get acquainted with interpreting the workings of Planets in Signs by following a single Planet – the lovely Venus – through several different Signs. This time around, let’s flip that dynamic, and accompany several different Planets through a single Sign. Since we haven’t looked at them in detail … More Astrology 101: Planets in Signs (Part 2)

Astrology 101: Meet the Signs (Part 2)

Last time around, we walked through a meet-and-greet with the first six of the 12 Signs of the Zodiac.  In this post, we’ll say hello to the back half of that hallowed group.  First, I’ll again supply that chart that lists all of them here (along with the Glyph, Polarity, Mode, and Element for each … More Astrology 101: Meet the Signs (Part 2)

Astrology 101: Meet the Signs (Part 1)

In the previous post in this series, we looked at the Signs in a broad and conceptual way: “How did the Signs come about? What are they based on in our physical reality? What overall function do they perform in Astrology…?” We also touched on some sub-groupings of them – Polarity, Mode, and Element – … More Astrology 101: Meet the Signs (Part 1)

Astrology 101: Intro to the Signs of the Zodiac

At one point in our history, the majority opinion was that the Sun orbits the Earth. And it’s not difficult to see why humankind might have gotten behind that belief, either: to the garden-variety civilian, it definitely looks and feels as if our own big, blue marble of Earth is standing still, while the Sun … More Astrology 101: Intro to the Signs of the Zodiac

The Four Elements: Links between Tarot and Astrology

When it comes to metaphysical disciplines, I’m a huge fan of Tarot and Astrology. Both are rich, fascinating, and deep as fractals, and they each provide their adherents with methods for peering into the very fabric of reality. However, beyond those overall similarities, the two are extremely different systems. One thing they do share, though, … More The Four Elements: Links between Tarot and Astrology

Location, location, location…

One of the things I so enjoy about Astrology is its versatility: there are so many different ways to go about applying the same set of underlying principles.  As examples: we can analyze our own birth charts to get a better grasp on who we are as individuals, and how we’re each of us so … More Location, location, location…