If you’re already visiting this blog, you may be aware that a Tarot deck is a set of cards used for divination, meditation, visualization exercises, artistic inspiration, and even modern day spell-casting. That’s pretty general stuff, though, in all honesty. Most of my first-time clients, as well as legions of people I’ve talked to in … More What Makes Tarot…Tarot?
The Devil is one powerful character – there’s no getting around that fact. To borrow liberally from The Glimmer Twins, when you draw the Devil card in a reading, you’ll want to have some courtesy, some sympathy, and some taste. You’ll want to use your “well-learned politesse”…or else The Devil will surely lay your soul … More 5 Reasons to Love the Devil Card
The Judgment card can certainly indicate positive developments…but it still speaks with such serious overtones that even on its best days, it’s difficult to view it as anything remotely approaching “sunny” or “happy.” The card evokes thoughts of Judgment Day, and that’s not a concept that can ever be taken lightly, not with its legions … More 5 Reasons to Love the Judgment Card
When I was still fairly new to the world of Tarot, I was shocked to learn that a great many fans of that world are apparently rather disturbed by the Moon card. This is one of my own very favorite cards – one of the ones that absolutely must strike me as beautiful or cool … More 5 Reasons to Love the Moon Card
I wrote in an earlier post about the possible upsides of the Tower card, another of the more dour members of the Major Arcana, and both cards do deal with the uncomfortable subjects of change and loss. What makes the Death card an even tougher sell than the Tower, though, is the fact that at … More 5 Reasons to Love the Death Card
The Tower is a symbol of a serious falsehood that’s existed in our lives for some significant amount of time, but which now finally seems poised to fall. In some cases, this Tower-structure may have been false from its very beginnings. In others, the foundation of the Tower-structure may originally have been based in truth, but it’s … More 5 Reasons to Love The Tower
Not too long ago, I attended a Tarot gathering here in Los Angeles. At one point during the meeting, I happened to mention to the group that I personally love the Hanged Man card. One of the women within earshot was horrified by this revelation. “Wait,” she asked, wearing the kind of expression that’s usually … More 5 Reasons to Love The Hanged Man
I’ve been working lately on a metaphysical project that involves a serious focus on the meanings of numbers. It’s not based on the somewhat generally accepted principles found across most modern Numerology resources, but is rather based on me studying numbers and trying to see what “identity” or “personality” each individual number seems to consistently … More What’s Your Number…?
The Hierophant. Your primary question upon encountering this character will likely be something along the lines of, “Huh?? What the hell is a ‘hierophant?!’” And hey, fair enough – it’s not like you hear that word in conversation every day (not outside of Tarot-themed gatherings, anyway)… But our good friends at Wikipedia provide a terse … More Tarot Cards I might not invite home to dinner (Part 2)…
In my last post, I was noting how a single concept — in that case, that of “Communication” — is so central to the human experience, that it appears across all three of the major systems of Divination and Occult thought that I enjoy exploring: Runes, Tarot, and Astrology. Given that today is Sunday, a … More Sun-Day