The Poetic Arcanum

These past weeks I have been slowly toiling away at creating another project, The Poetic Arcanum. It is a collection of 22 small and pithy poems pertaining to each of the Major Arcana of the Tarot de Marseille. Each of the poems aim at specifically answering the question, Who are you, with each of the … More The Poetic Arcanum

Cards: 5 of Coins

We arrive at this juncture in the middle, the 5 of coins. A solitary coin encased within flowering leaves and two open buds above and below. The heart, the center, the core. There is an emphasis here in the center, the excluded, as the four coins around it are balanced and stable. A seed perhaps, … More Cards: 5 of Coins

The Yes and the No

I read yes/no questions, because it’s interesting to see how they play out in real life. The way I see it, nothing is fixed and as we move about our lives we are constantly making decisions and changing the realms of possibilities for ourselves. Outside of dual paradigms, change is inescapable. Hence, reading the cards … More The Yes and the No

A question of agency

I rarely, if ever, get entangled in sharing my thoughts about the goings-on of the world around us, especially the political-cultural upheavals, swells, and movements. This is not out of lack of caring or disinterest, it is instead out of my feeling of impotency. Because of this, I frequently find myself thinking about the concept … More A question of agency

Cards: 4 of Coins

With the beginning of May we arrive at the house, the table, the 4 walls of the 4 of coins. I associate the fours in general with all things square, stable and sturdy. In this case, it being the 4 of coins, the suit of money, means, and ends, I think about banks, business ventures … More Cards: 4 of Coins