The astrological symbol most often tied to The Magician is the Planet Mercury. How well does this correspondence work…? For me personally, I like it pretty well, and I can see why people embrace it. In Astrology, Mercury symbolizes many of our active cognitive functions: thinking, reasoning, data-gathering through the senses. It’s also about communication, … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Magician
Last time around, I spoke a bit about the Planets in general; in this post, we’ll look at the major Planetary players as distinct individuals. Before we jump into their profiles, I should repeat here again that “Planet” in Astrology doesn’t mean quite the same thing that it means in Astronomy. For our purposes here, … More Astrology 101: Meet the Planets!
What if you were the main character in a Myth? Imagine your life story being recast in archetypal form, like you were a figure in some tale out of something like Greek or Norse Mythology, or Egyptian, Aztec, Slavic, Yoruban…you name it. Your life is a hero’s journey… But exactly what tale is it?? 1 … More The Personal Myth Spread
As I type up this particular blog post, I’m sitting in a desk chair several thousand miles and three time zones from my home. This transcontinental journey is all about visiting my family, and as I only made the trek a few days ago, I’ve very recently had my travel responses well-stimulated. And while I … More 5 Metaphysical Practices for Promoting Safe Travels
I have this practice of kicking off my mornings by drawing a single Rune so as to give me some idea as to what the day ahead might hold for me. That’s the general concept, anyway — some people use other systems for this kind of daily prognostication instead, such as Tarot or the I … More Destination: Communication!
I’ve been invited to attend a very interesting-sounding event this evening: a seance! Other than some only semi-serious games as a youngster that revolved around solemnly intoning our intent to communicate with the dead, but which in truth really didn’t amount to much more than goofing around amid dim lighting and spooky overtones, I can’t … More Psychopomp and Circumstance…