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


We got into a great bit of side-chatter in last night’s inaugural Tarot Toolkit session about initiations and initiatory rites: putting yourself through some kind of exacting ordeal so as to evolve and ascend. The Hanged Man always embodies this concept for me. In fact, in this deck, the equivalent card is even called “Sacrifice.” … More Initiation…

Tarot Tip: Reading Space

Obviously, it’s not always possible to trick out a given area before you get busy with your cards. For example, if you’re reading for someone in a coffee shop, you can’t really violate local fire codes by setting up handfuls of candles and incense, and you can’t demand that the local populace shut its collective … More Tarot Tip: Reading Space

The Arrow In Flight Spread

Tarot Tip: You can make up your own spreads. You’re not required to stick to the Celtic Cross spread, for example, just because everyone else seems to use it. You can create spreads to suit your needs, and they can be based on visual designs, symbols, themes… Here’s one I cooked up to look at … More The Arrow In Flight Spread

“For I would ride with you upon the wind…”

That W. B. Yeats sure can furnish a pretty quote — the title of this post was lifted from his The Land of Heart’s Desire.  It provides a handy segue into the point of the post, too: what do you do if you really would like to summon the wind…? I’ve posted before about the … More “For I would ride with you upon the wind…”