Tarot: Majors Above and Minors Below

I was making coffee earlier, and because coffee makes magic things happen, I was suddenly struck with this analogy from nowhere, explaining how Major and Minor cards in Tarot relate to each other overall.  Try this on for size: In many bodies of classical mythology, you have your humans living on the mortal plane, and […]

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Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Magician

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, […]

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Chiron Return Runes

After my exact Chiron Return happened the other day, and I had the great Odin dream that I posted about, I decided to scatter a few Runes to get some more info. Here’s the result (except the cluster of three in the center had all landed face-down). It looks to me like some seriously metaphysical […]

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Happy Chiron Return to Me!!!

So for any of you who might be Astrology-minded, today marks my exact Chiron Return. Unless you manage to live long enough that your age hits the triple-digits, then the Chiron Return is pretty much going to be a once in a lifetime kind of event. Interesting that mine happens on April Fool’s Day, too! […]

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Mythology in Tarot

Like some kind of conceptual ore, Mythology is a rich vein of material that runs mostly hidden through the bedrock of Tarot. In many ways, you don’t need to know any of it in order to be a skillful, happy, and fulfilled Tarot practitioner…but it can seriously enrich your Tarot game if you do enjoy […]

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Odin’s Day

It’s Wednesday…so here’s a fun Wednesday fact… Did you know that Wednesday is named for Odin, the King of the Norse Pantheon of Deities? An incredibly complex and compelling figure, Odin is, among other things, a God of knowledge, magic, war, language, and certain aspects of the afterlife. He has as familiars a pair of […]

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5 Reasons to Love The Hanged Man

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 […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Conclusion

We’ve now covered all of the steps that I run through when performing a Rune reading.  I figured I’d wrap up the series with a summary for use as a handy reference resource for anyone interested in traveling deeper into explorations with the Runes… I should stress again that this is my own personal process, […]

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How to do a Rune Reading — Part 9

So the topic for this post is the Aettir. What, you may be asking, is an Aettir??  And that would be a perfectly legitimate question.  The first part of the answer is that Aettir is actually a plural word…so the question would more accurately be “What are Aettir?”  The singular is “Aett,” by the way, for future […]

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