Cards: Ace of Cups

Heavy shifting and big transitions have been underway in my life recently. It seems fitting I initiate this new foray into another suit with the Ace of Cups. When I began these card explorations I didn't have a set order as far as suits went, but I seem to have been influenced unconsciously by Jodorowsky's … Continue reading Cards: Ace of Cups

Cards: 9 of swords

When I think about the number nine I inevitably and unavoidably think about the hermit, key 9 of the trumps. In this particular number 9, with an excessive amount of swords lying in opposition and the center sword piercing the hilts, I think about the negative aspects of the hermit. Alienation and mental vexation. This … Continue reading Cards: 9 of swords

Cards: Ace of Swords

Starting with an idea, a force of will, bringing that into fruition. The intent is potent, fresh and, dare I say, paired with le jugement, righteous. Called into movement by the hand that holds the flaming sword and the sounding of the trumpet wakes anyone from stasis. What if we switch this around, would this … Continue reading Cards: Ace of Swords

Tarot and the literary journey

I have recently received Camelia Elias's book on the Marseille Tarot, Towards the Art of Reading, and am finding myself mentally, spiritually and emotionally invigorated and engaged with the cards. For a while now I have been grasping at the images in the cards and making meaning as I go along. The approach she propounds … Continue reading Tarot and the literary journey