Welcome to another installment of New Spread Saturday! On the final Saturday of each month, Tabitha Dial and I host this Tarot-centric photo challenge in which participants are invited to create an all-new Tarot spread and then share it with the world. If you’d like to play, there’s still time! Just take a picture of your … More Tarot Spread: “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
If you’re seeking additional ways by which you can firm up your grasp on Tarot card meanings beyond rote memorization, I often preach the value of looking for real world manifestations of card concepts. Here’s an example… I went to a family member’s wedding yesterday, and the reception was held at this old building with all … More TAROT TIP: Seek Card Concepts in the “Real” World
On the last Saturday of each month, I co-host a Tarot-based photo challenge over on Instagram with Tabitha Dial (she’s @tabithadial there). The challenge is called New Spread Saturday (see #newspreadsaturday posts over on IG for entries), and the idea is to cook up an all-new, original Tarot spread and then share it with the masses. … More TAROT SPREAD: The Story Of My Life Spread
Court Cards: infamous among Tarot practitioners for their slippery refusal to be interpreted with ease. Four Court “ranks” across four Suits yields up 16 distinct personalities to understand and keep track of. That’s a pretty large cast of characters, and without handy “cosmic job descriptions” such as “The Empress” or “The Hermit” to help us … More TAROT TIP: Dealing with Court Cards
One of my favorite cards – The Hanged Man – came up in a client reading yesterday. It led to a really interesting discussion about suffering. I was asking if a certain pattern of suffering was the result of the client maybe somehow romanticizing that particular brand of pain. This then brought up the question … More The Hanged Man: Perspectives on Pain
Yesterday, I posted about the Shadow Card in a reading – that’s the card left sitting at the bottom of the unused portion of the deck after all the cards have been drawn for the reading itself. The Shadow Card can shed additional light on the reading as a whole. There’s also the Quintessential Card, … More Tarot: The Universe Card Has Something to Say!
Here in the US, we celebrate our independence every 4th of July (or 7/4, as we like to shorthand it). So in order to spread some of that independent feeling around, the Tarot Toolkit Online Course that I co-taught with Vickie Wilson of Eternal Athena Tarot earlier this year – which will enable you to be much more independent as … More Tarot Toolkit Holiday Special!
Today is a big day, metaphysically-speaking. It’s a Monday, which means for a great many people, it’s the start of a new work week. It’s also the day of the Full Moon…which feels appropriate for a day that actually derives its very name from the Moon. Finally…it’s the Solstice! Depending on which hemisphere you’re in, … More Solstice/Full Moon Tarot Reading
Aside from scooping up the out of print Tarot of the Origins, which I’d been coveting for a long time, I haven’t treated myself to a new deck in over a year now. Last week, I ended that streak, though, by picking up Lo Scarabeo’s Epic Tarot. I’ve been sidetracked by various bits of biz … More Make or Break Cards
Analyze what isn’t there in a Tarot reading In a Tarot reading, the primary focus is generally on interpreting the cards that appear while the reading is underway. And that makes perfect sense: we humans have to look at what’s right there in front of us. Sometimes, though, it’s also possible to get a lot … More Tarot Tip: Negative Space