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 … More Tarot: Majors Above and Minors Below

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, … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Magician

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 … More Chiron Return Runes

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! … More Happy Chiron Return to Me!!!

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 … More Mythology in Tarot

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 … More Odin’s Day

The Personal Myth Spread

What if you were the main character in a Myth? Imagine your life story being recast in archetypal form, like you were a figure in some tale out of something like Greek or Norse Mythology, or Egyptian, Aztec, Slavic, Yoruban…you name it. Your life is a hero’s journey… But exactly what tale is it?? 1 … More The Personal Myth Spread

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 … More 5 Reasons to Love The Hanged Man

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, … More How to do a Rune Reading — Conclusion