Monday’s Week Ahead Tarot Reading

If you’re reading about this reading, then this reading is for you… Since it’s another Monday, this one is about the week that lies ahead… Have you ever weathered a serious bout with insomnia? Or had a throwdown with anxiety-slash-panic? Then you know that when the mind acts up without being tethered to grounded reality … More Monday’s Week Ahead Tarot Reading

TAROT TIP: Explore Multiple Decks

I have a bit of a deck-collecting habit. I also have this one friend who feels the need to question this habit of mine. Now, to be clear, my overall deck-buying impulse flares up much less often and much less intensely than it did when I was first bitten by the Tarot bug. To large … More TAROT TIP: Explore Multiple Decks

The Fool: Tarot Trailblazer

Sometimes the human experience involves a leap into completely unknown territory. This can happen on the personal level (“I’m in love… I’ve never been in love before!”) or on the species level (“–say that they’ve named the sheep ‘Dolly’…”). Sometimes it can happen on both levels at the same time (“That’s one small step for … More The Fool: Tarot Trailblazer

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”…

Planetary Cards

This is a more Astro-advanced follow-up to the Zodiac Cards exercise. It requires that you know a bit about your birthchart. The idea is to explore the cards that correspond to the Planets that have the greatest influence in your chart. For me, those Planets would be Neptune, Pluto, and Mercury…and the cards that correspond … More Planetary Cards

Zodiac Cards

Another Tarot Toolkit homework exercise. We handed out the Golden Dawn correspondences, and encouraged the students to look up the card that’s linked to their Zodiac Sun Sign, and to look for the possible presence of that card’s energies within themselves. I like to consider the other Signs that also play host to a lot … More Zodiac Cards

Affinity Cards

One of the latest homework assignments in the Tarot Toolkit online course is to work with your Affinity Cards. These are the ones that, pretty much right from the get-go, have jumped out at you as being especially intriguing, appealing, and all-around sensational. You like them…you want to hang out with them…maybe you want to … More Affinity Cards

Sweet Chariot…

Studying Tarot can be like gazing into a fractal: the deeper you peer into it, the more it just goes right on opening up new facets of itself like an infinite flower… Case in point: the Chariot card. I’ve generally thought of this card as signifying things like willpower, struggle, combat, travel, armor, and whole … More Sweet Chariot…

Tarot: An Elementary Technique for Interpreting Court Cards

It’s a pretty well-known fact among Tarot types that the Court Cards – that would be the Pages (or Princesses), Knights (/Princes), Queens, and Kings – are generally seen as being pretty much the trickiest cards to interpret in the entire deck. One school of thought holds that they always represent real people. Another says … More Tarot: An Elementary Technique for Interpreting Court Cards