Pairing Tarot Cards By Using Astrology

Over a century ago, there was this group of mystics in England who called themselves the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (often shorthanded by us modern types into just the “Golden Dawn” or even the “GD”). Their work still pervades almost every corner of present-day Tarot, and one of the more interesting things that … More Pairing Tarot Cards By Using Astrology

Tarot Card Meanings: The High Priestess

Slowly but surely, I shall march onward through all 78 cards, posting entries in my TAROT CARD MEANINGS section for each and every one of them until we’ve covered the entire Tarot deck! It’s still early days for this project, but we’ll get there… Today’s offering focuses on one of my own personal favorite cards, the glorious … More Tarot Card Meanings: The High Priestess

Divination Referencing Divination

If systems of divination – such as Tarot, Runes, or Astrology – can be seen as microcosms of the larger Universe that they peer into, then doesn’t it make sense that these systems themselves must appear somewhere within their own boundaries? That is, if Tarot, for example, does exist in the Universe, and if Tarot is … More Divination Referencing Divination

Tarot: The High Priestess and Hypnagogia

I’ve posted before about how The High Priestess occupies liminal spaces: those transitional areas that are neither here nor there, but have elements of both. Liminal spaces include things like thresholds, corridors, bridges, and stairways. 🌓 Times can also be liminal. Think dusk and dawn. 🌓 Transformations also have liminal phases. When does a caterpillar … More Tarot: The High Priestess and Hypnagogia

Combining Tarot with Meditation

Tarot Tip: combine it with meditation! Meditation Tip: combine it with Tarot! These are definitely two great tastes that taste great together. On the Tarot end, just pick a card that you want to consult with, or that has energy you want to coax into your life in greater quantities. Set the card up in … More Combining Tarot with Meditation

Another Reason to Love The High Priestess

LIMINAL!!! I’ve been even more into The High Priestess lately than I usually am…and that’s saying something, because along with The Star and The Hanged Man, The High Priestess is a longstanding member of my own personal pool of Top 3 Favorite Cards (bonus question: which ones make up your Top 3?). One of the … More Another Reason to Love The High Priestess

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The High Priestess

The astrological symbol that you’ll most often find people holding forth as a correspondence for The High Priestess is the Moon. And that’s understandable in part because in the highly influential Rider-Waite-Smith deck, The High Priestess wears a headdress that’s evocative of the three phases of the Moon, and she also has a large crescent … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The High Priestess

Tarot: Gateway Cards, Part 2

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

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