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
TAROT CARD FLASH MOB! I was holding forth recently about how it can be very illuminating to keep watch on cards that appear a lot for you across multiple readings in a short period of time (“stalker cards”). I also mentioned what I dubbed “MIA cards” – the ones that seem to be avoiding you … More Tarot Card Flash Mob
Learn Tarot by Doing You want to understand the Tarot deck better? Design one yourself. Even if you’re not an artist, pretend that you’ll have the perfect visual craftsperson at your disposal to create any images you want. Then the big questions are things like: Do you follow one of the RWS, Thoth, or TdM … More Tarot Tip: Learning by Design
Tarot Tip: combine it with meditation! Meditation Tip: combine it with Tarot! These are definitely two great tastes that taste great together. On the Tarot end, just pick a card that you want to consult with, or that has energy you want to coax into your life in greater quantities. Set the card up in … More Combining Tarot with Meditation
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!
Tarot people have a long tradition of associating each of the four Suits with one of the classic Four Elements. No one really seems to question the wisdom of doing this in general. Where the discord does creep in is at that point where you have to settle on specific attributions. Like, should Cups be … More Tarot: Which Suit Goes with Which Element?
Okay, it’s Monday, and since that means a return to the working world for such a huge percentage of people, I decided to save the high-brow stuff for later in the week, after everyone’s had a day or two to get properly caffeinated and caught up on emails and such. Today, I’m just posting a … More A Quick Tarot Game
The Death card is one of a very small handful that seems to provoke immediate, visible unease for a lot of querents. And that’s not too surprising: Death comes suddenly, and without warning, often with a lot of attendant suffering, and it steals away people and things whose departures we hadn’t necessarily signed off on … More The Death Card: Like a Snake Sheds Its Skin…
I was making coffee earlier, and because coffee makes magic things happen, I was suddenly struck with this analogy from nowhere, explaining how Major and Minor cards in Tarot relate to each other overall. Try this on for size: In many bodies of classical mythology, you have your humans living on the mortal plane, and … More Tarot: Majors Above and Minors Below
Jumper cards… You know these: they’re the ones that leap out of the deck while you’re trying to shuffle, sometimes literally smacking you right in the face. The cynic would say that jumper cards are just a sign of shabby card-handling, nothing more. Others feel that these cards are popping out for a reason…like, they … More Your Word Is Your Wand