I’ve been working away at reconfiguring my website and refocusing my business efforts for a while now, with more to come on that front…but as a part of the process, I decided I’d try offering reduced rates as a SUMMER SPECIAL (or if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, please consider this your Winter Special!). I’m … More Summer Special!
Probably every Tarot person has wished at some point that they could carry a particular card around with them out in the world like a talisman, to have its presence on hand to help them conquer the day. I know I have, anyway… But Tarot cards are not exactly as impervious to physical wear and … More Portable Tarot
In many ways, it’s great practice in Tarot at all levels of skill and experience to establish some steady routines. Practice makes perfect, and all. Then again, you can’t spell “routine” without “rut,” and ruts are not the most helpful of phenomena. The danger in maintaining routines is that things can get stale and stagnant, … More Tarot Tip: Routines, Yes…Ruts, No.
People who make use of Tarot as a form of divination are referred to as Tarot “readers”…and using the cards in this way is known as doing a “reading.” Given these terms, isn’t it possible to make a case for Tarot being essentially a sort of alphabet with 78 letters? Letters assembled into sequences are … More Tarot as an Alphabet
Tarot Tip! Most of us use Tarot in a rather “passive” fashion, in the sense that we ask for some guidance from Something Greater Than Us, and we hope that that Something will then speak to us through the cards so that we can make use of any wise counsel that might be coming our … More Active Tarot
Today, I’ll be heading for the NYC area – you know, all kinds of important biz… But this brings up the question (because I’m a Tarot nerd): which cards mean literal travel to you? The Chariot? The Knights? The 6 of Swords? Some people like The Wheel of Fortune (because: wheels!) and The World for … More Tarot and Travel
Most Tarot cards come bearing numbers. The Minor Arcana runs from the Aces (1’s) through the 10’s, and the only cards that cause any grief here are the Court Cards (do they get no numbers? or should we infer 11’s through 14’s for them…?). The Majors are even easier to handle in terms of numerics, with … More Tarot Math
It’s easy to focus on all the differences that separate the RWS and Thoth decks from each other…but it also pays to celebrate the similarities once in a while, and to remember that Waite and Crowley both came up through the ranks of the Golden Dawn, and both loved a lot of the same source … More RWS and Thoth: Anubis!
Yesterday, I did readings for a few hours at this local public event. I only brought one deck along, and it’s a deck that’s very Thoth-based. As many of you know, the Thoth is the #2 most popular deck in use out there, and it made quite a few changes to the big decks that preceded … More Tarot Nomenclature
When you talk about The Chariot in Tarot, the first proposed astrological association you’re likely to hear will be the Sign of Cancer. As with any of these suggested linkages, there are pros, and there are cons. The Pros. Both symbols describe a vulnerable character surrounded by an armored shell. A human charioteer inside a … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Chariot