What Makes Tarot…Tarot?

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 Five of Pentacles

It came to me in a dream… I had a dream last night that involved the Five of Pentacles.  Every once in a while this will happen: something from the “Esoteric Sciences” (Tarot, Runes, Astrology, Crystals, etc.) will make an unscheduled guest appearance in my dreams, and then I always place a lot of importance … More The Five of Pentacles

“Entering A Card”

Today, I thought I might describe this great exercise that actually helped to launch me into my unceasing-since-then love affair with Tarot.  It’s called “Entering A Card.” I first read about this exercise on the internet somewhere, and then found it written up again in Tarot for Your Self, a workbook by Mary K. Greer … More “Entering A Card”

Snap, crackle, and pop: “Adjustment”

Not too long ago, I wrote a post that featured the concept of Justice — inspired by my being tapped for jury duty here in LA — and in that post, I spoke about not just the Justice Card in the classic Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck (and all of its myriad progeny), but the Adjustment Card … More Snap, crackle, and pop: “Adjustment”

A bit of myth-busting…

In general, I love myths.  Then again, when I say that — “myths” — I’m talking about lore…legends….stories about epic figures: Deities, heroic types, monsters, forces of nature in humanoid form, that sort of thing. There’s another kind of myth, though, that I feel is less beneficial to us: it’s the kind that seems to … More A bit of myth-busting…

You can run, but you can’t hide…(and you maybe can’t even run)…

As I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into the field of Tarot, I’ve come to realize that its practitioners seem to fall into two camps: one camp consists of those who devote themselves almost exclusively to one single deck, while the other is comprised of those who cultivate collections of a much larger number of different … More You can run, but you can’t hide…(and you maybe can’t even run)…