By Steven Seinberg… I’m a big Tarot person. It’s one of my passions, and I work with the cards in one form or another pretty much every day. This has been the case for the last seven years or so, and I had already been a more casual acquaintance of the system before that. In … More “Christ Consciousness”
Even though Tarot is a rich, deep system that’s absolutely chock-full of multilayered symbolism, this doesn’t stop Tarot fans from trying to map additional systems onto it in an effort to wring even more meaning from its sublime framework. You can find decks and books in which Tarot people have done their best to weave Astrology into … More TAROT TIP: Consider Kabbalah
Here in the US, we celebrate our independence every 4th of July (or 7/4, as we like to shorthand it). So in order to spread some of that independent feeling around, the Tarot Toolkit Online Course that I co-taught with Vickie Wilson of Eternal Athena Tarot earlier this year – which will enable you to be much more independent as … More Tarot Toolkit Holiday Special!
TAROT TIP It’s pretty common knowledge that if you want to, you can mix Astrology into your Tarot practice. They’re two very different systems, but if you settle on some linkages to connect the symbols of one with the symbols of the other, then using them together can actually enrich your practices with both. The … More Kabbalah and Tarot
Since sales for the Tarot Toolkit Online Course in its new, downloadable format were so brisk yesterday, the Early Bird Special is enjoying a one-day extension! This is the course aimed especially at beginners that I co-taught earlier this year over a ten-week period with Vickie Wilson, of Eternal Athena Tarot. You can still get … More Tarot Toolkit Sale Extended!
Most Tarot cards come bearing numbers. The Minor Arcana runs from the Aces (1’s) through the 10’s, and the only cards that cause any grief here are the Court Cards (do they get no numbers? or should we infer 11’s through 14’s for them…?). The Majors are even easier to handle in terms of numerics, with … More Tarot Math
When I was first learning Tarot, I felt like the Celtic Cross spread was kind of being shoved down my throat. It was like, “Oh, you have to learn the CC. It’s pretty much THE spread!” Which made me want to *not* learn it. But also…at 10 cards, it’s pretty damn big. You can get … More Big Spreads vs. Little Spreads
♈️ Once you start studying Tarot, you’ll quickly realize that it’s become common practice to use other metaphysical systems in conjunction with it. Some of the cards in the RWS even tell you this outright if you know what to look for, and where to find it. ♉️ ♊️ For one example, concepts drawn from Astrology … More Tarot Tip: On Adding Other Metaphysical Systems…
I’m kind of fascinated with this doctrine called Emanationism. To emanate means to flow forth out of something, and the idea behind this doctrine is that there’s a sort of Universal Absolute — let’s call it “the Godhead” — and the rest of Creation flows forth from out of it. There’s this timeless, spaceless state … More Emanate with me…
Well, it’s official: I am no longer undergoing the jury selection process, as detailed in one of my recent posts — I am now a juror. I’ve been officially selected, and I begin serving on a jury today. For the next week to ten days, I’ll be not so much an Arrow In Flight as … More Bloggus Interruptus