The Arrow In Flight Spread

Tarot Tip: You can make up your own spreads. You’re not required to stick to the Celtic Cross spread, for example, just because everyone else seems to use it. You can create spreads to suit your needs, and they can be based on visual designs, symbols, themes… Here’s one I cooked up to look at … More The Arrow In Flight Spread


I write a lot in this space about different forms of divination: Tarot (a form of cartomancy, which is divination performed by using and reading cards), Astrology (arguably a subset of astromancy: that’s divination by observing the stars), Runes (a form of grammatomancy, which is divination by using the letters of an alphabet), crystal divination … More Zoomancy

Places of Power

This past weekend, my dear friend, Vickie, and I made the drive from Los Angeles into the desert proper to visit Joshua Tree National Park.  Vickie is a fantastically talented Tarot reader, a prodigious metaphysical scholar, and one of the finest all-around people I know. Given our mutual love of the arcane, it was only … More Places of Power

Hawk Central, Part 2…and Part 3

Two nights ago, I posted here about this great double-sighting of a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks that had been perched in one of the trees above my back patio.  As I said then, one flew away toward the north, and then the second one took off on a vector heading east.  It may have taken … More Hawk Central, Part 2…and Part 3

Hawk Central

I’ve always had a soft spot for animals.  In the last few years, though, I’ve become almost exponentially more infatuated by them.  I find a lot of meaning in each variety of animal: their vibe, their presence, their appearance, their folklore…  I’ve posted a fair amount here in the past about various animal sightings that I’ve experienced, … More Hawk Central

Animal Magnetism

Certain animals attract us.  And the ones that appeal to me and the ones that appeal to you might differ entirely…and the next person might come along with yet another wholly different set of favorite beasts…  This is all pretty obvious stuff, of course…but as the holidays and other assorted wellsprings of busy-ness conspire to … More Animal Magnetism

Clan of the Hawk…?

As I write this, my uncle — my mom’s older brother — and his bride are out here on the west coast, trekking down the length of this great state of California as they pursue a string of family-related activities.  They started way up north in Chico, and as they made the long automotive pilgrimage … More Clan of the Hawk…?

Very unexpectedly: Jupiter!!

I’d like to keep this post on the briefer side today if I can, as I’m still battling a fairly whopping case of strep throat, and I didn’t sleep much last night because of it…but that lack of sleep also gives rise to the subject of this post — Jupiter! — so it can’t be … More Very unexpectedly: Jupiter!!

A walk in the park…with Ravens!!

Yesterday, I went for a hike with a dear friend of mine, and her little toy poodle.  This was originally intended to be something on the order of 60-90 minutes in Griffith Park, enjoying the semi-cool Autumn weather, and the less dense crowds that would be washing up there now that school is generally in … More A walk in the park…with Ravens!!