Tarot and Travel

Today, I’ll be heading for the NYC area – you know, all kinds of important biz… But this brings up the question (because I’m a Tarot nerd): which cards mean literal travel to you? The Chariot? The Knights? The 6 of Swords? Some people like The Wheel of Fortune (because: wheels!) and The World for […]

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Tarot Math

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 […]

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RWS and Thoth: Anubis!

It’s easy to focus on all the differences that separate the RWS and Thoth decks from each other…but it also pays to celebrate the similarities once in a while, and to remember that Waite and Crowley both came up through the ranks of the Golden Dawn, and both loved a lot of the same source […]

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Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Chariot

When you talk about The Chariot in Tarot, the first proposed astrological association you’re likely to hear will be the Sign of Cancer. As with any of these suggested linkages, there are pros, and there are cons. The Pros. Both symbols describe a vulnerable character surrounded by an armored shell. A human charioteer inside a […]

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Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Lovers

The astrological symbol that you’ll most often find associated with the Lovers card in Tarot is the Sign of Gemini. In a very superficial way, this association makes some sense. That is, The Lovers can conjure thoughts of two people (i.e., the number it takes to tango)…and Gemini also has to do with a pair […]

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Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Hierophant

The most widely used astrological correspondence for the Hierophant card is the Zodiac Sign of Taurus. And this is definitely one of the correspondences that, for me personally, just doesn’t work all that well. On the one end of the pairing, The Hierophant is a spiritual teacher and go-between, someone who – at least in […]

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The Breathing Cycle Tarot Spread

It’s New Spread Saturday again – a once-a-month photo-challenge on Instagram hosted by yours truly and @tabithadial in which participants post an all-new, original Tarot spread. Here’s my entry for April, the Breathing Cycle Spread: 1) Breathe In. Something you need to bring into your life in greater quantities at this time.2) Hold, Lungs Full. Something you […]

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Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Emperor

The astrological symbol that’s most commonly paired up with The Emperor is the Sign of Aries. But how on-point is this match-up? Aries is the Cardinal Fire Sign – this means that Aries-energy is often seen as being passionate, brave, impulsive, adventurous, competitive, and not the type to back down from a fight.  All of […]

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