Tarot Tip: Point of View Characters

Tarot Tip: Point of View Characters. You’re not under any obligation to read a card in the same fashion every time it comes up in a reading. One characteristic that can vary each time out of the gate is point of view. That is, which character in the card (if any) represents the subject of … More Tarot Tip: Point of View Characters

Tarot: Yes/No Questions

Along with questions about the timing of events, Tarot practitioners often consider binary yes/no questions to be some of the inquiries that Tarot is most ill-equipped to handle.  After all, using Tarot to answer questions isn’t really the same thing as flipping a coin.  Or at the very least, it’s like flipping a 78-sided coin — … More Tarot: Yes/No Questions

Tarot: the Suit of Cups

The Suit of Cups in Tarot captures our time spent on the emotional plane of life. Cups correspond with the Element of Water, and they have to do with all those parts of the human experience that flow like water, that harbor depths, and that exhibit the ebb and flow of tides. Cups affairs include … More Tarot: the Suit of Cups

The Tarot Toolkit

Have you always wanted to learn Tarot, but felt too intimidated, or simply had no idea where to start? Victoria Wilson (of Eternal Athena Tarot) and I have pooled our more than 30 years of combined Tarot experience, and put together the perfect starter kit for you. This is the resource we both wish we … More The Tarot Toolkit

Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 4 – Trines)

Aspect Glyph Degrees Character Conjunction ☌ 360° (= 360°/1) Variable Opposition ☍ 180° (= 360°/2) Hard Trine △ 120° (= 360°/3) Easy Square □ 90° (= 360°/4) Hard Sextile ⁕ 60° (= 360°/6) Easy   The 1970s gave rise to a lot of very distinctive phenomena: this was a decade that spawned consumer fads such … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 4 – Trines)

Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 3 – Oppositions)

Here’s that handy chart again, listing all of the Major Aspects: Aspect Glyph Degrees Character Conjunction ☌ 360° (= 360°/1) Variable Opposition ☍ 180° (= 360°/2) Hard Trine △ 120° (= 360°/3) Easy Square □ 90° (= 360°/4) Hard Sextile ⁕ 60° (= 360°/6) Easy We’ve spent a pretty fair amount of time on the … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 3 – Oppositions)

How to do a Rune Reading — Part 8

So we’ve reached a new plateau of sorts in our ongoing example Rune reading: we evaluated the size and shape of the scatter of Runes that I cast, and we’ve tackled the heart of the reading, which would be the assessment of the individual Runes themselves.  I find it’s most natural to first analyze the … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 8

How to do a Rune Reading — Part 7

In a most exciting development, today’s post sees us turning over the last of the subtle Runes in our ongoing Rune reading example!  Let’s clear up that last bit of mystery: The final piece of our Runic puzzle this time around turns out to be the Rune called Ansuz.  While Ansuz doesn’t come first in … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 7

How to do a Rune Reading — Part 6

Let’s keep right on with the process of turning over the Runes that had landed face-down…  For today’s post, we’ll be dealing with our second-to-last such Rune… Readers, meet Gebo, the Elder Futhark’s “G”-Rune…  Like Ehwaz, which we examined a bit last time around, Gebo is one of the Runes that mimics the shape of … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 6

How to do a Rune Reading — Part 5

We’ll continue on over the course of the next few posts with the process of turning over the “subtle Runes” in this Rune-cast.  You’ll hopefully recall from earlier in the series that this is the term I’ve given to those Runes that land face-down in a scatter, as I believe they signify forces whose effects will … More How to do a Rune Reading — Part 5