In a forest of cards

This summer a series of surreptitious, unexpected, and synchronous happenings unfolded with regards to tarot. Somewhere along the line, late May, I had the inspiration to get my hands on decks that presented/portrayed a different approach to my usual Marseille Tarot and cartomancy preference. Midst attempting to wrap my head around basic astrology I thought … Continue reading In a forest of cards

Substantiating action

So it is that time again, October is upon us, which means an augury. Unwavering, gripping the sword and cutting through the obstacles that bar the way. More than cutting, it is also about substantiating this action, making concrete a goal and taking the steps towards building the scaffolding that will provide the interim space … Continue reading Substantiating action

“I am starring blankly at a spread of pips, what am I supposed to see?”

I have often heard this question mentioned one way or another when people talk about the pip cards for beginner's advice. Going on to elaborate the necessity of some type of formal learning to be able to grasp the pips. When I began reading tarot I used to feel the same trepidation, but in general, … Continue reading “I am starring blankly at a spread of pips, what am I supposed to see?”

The hand that feeds you

September is picking up pace and looking much better than the past couple months. I have to be honest, these past months have been rough. My day job has been more demanding, my spiritual practice has been fraught with consistent disturbances, and my health has been like a seesaw. As I was shuffling the cards … Continue reading The hand that feeds you

Anything but a walk in the park

Love and interest went out for a walk, and with bitterness reconciled their differences.   August will be a month where what we want will be in conflict with our heart, and perhaps even in conflict with where we are being led. Occasionally we will find these conflicts creating turmoil, at other moments we might … Continue reading Anything but a walk in the park

Sex in the court

In May I began my oracular survey of the court cards, which can be read here starting with the Pages. Before I go any further, I want to address gender, or rather sex and the court cards. First a statement: as a diviner, I do not make distinctions a priori in regards to the male … Continue reading Sex in the court