Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The High Priestess

The astrological symbol that you’ll most often find people holding forth as a correspondence for The High Priestess is the Moon. And that’s understandable in part because in the highly influential Rider-Waite-Smith deck, The High Priestess wears a headdress that’s evocative of the three phases of the Moon, and she also has a large crescent … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The High Priestess

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Fool

Modern metaphysics seems to have embraced the associations of the Air Element and the Planet Uranus when considering The Fool. On the one hand, assigning correspondences like these can be really helpful, as they can serve as memory aids, and they can also add new shadings and layers of meaning to your own inner definitions … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Fool

Tarot: My Most Recent “Stalker Cards”…

I’ve posted before about “stalker cards” – the ones that seem to pop up out of almost every reading that you do for a while, because apparently, they have a lot to say to you during a given phase of your life, and you’re not getting the message. For me lately, it’s these two, from … More Tarot: My Most Recent “Stalker Cards”…

Tarot: Gateway Cards, Part 2

A few days ago, I posted about this notion of The High Priestess serving as a sort of “Gatekeeper” who can allow passage through her pomegranate curtains to worthy seekers, where they will then suddenly find themselves in the landscape of the Moon card.  We talked about this in the Tarot Toolkit course, and one … More Tarot: Gateway Cards, Part 2

Iolite Dreams, Part 2

Yesterday, I posted about a dream I had after I’d stashed three pieces of a stone called Iolite underneath my pillow.  The dream involved me discovering a sort of socket beneath a small metal plate in the back of my skull, and then me cleaning away from the socket a bunch of fairly nauseating goop … More Iolite Dreams, Part 2

An Iolite-Fueled Dream

I’ve posted a bunch of times about how when I sleep with pieces of Leopardskin Jasper under my pillow, it seems to give rise to animal-themed dreams for me, and then cool animal sightings the next day. Animal stuff, by the way, is part of the province that shamans would call the Lower World. Last … More An Iolite-Fueled Dream

Tarot: High Priestess as Gateway to The Moon

Some very interesting notions spun out of an email from Mike, one of our students, in the wake of our final Tarot Toolkit class. We’d been talking about the theory that The High Priestess can be seen as a “gateway” card — that is, if she grants you leave to step through the gateway represented by … More Tarot: High Priestess as Gateway to The Moon

The Four Elements in Tarot

The more I study both Tarot and Astrology, the more I lean hard on the Four Elements system. I find it to be tremendously helpful in decoding all the messages that come through, and keeping things consistent from reading to reading, and from one discipline to the next. On the down side, it’s made me … More The Four Elements in Tarot