Fun With Geomancy, Part 1

Today, kids, we’re going to branch out a bit from the Tarot theme of this blog. Instead, we’re going to talk about another form of divination: Western geomancy. Although Tarot is and always will be my one true love, I’ve been increasingly fascinated by geomancy over the past year. Literally, the name means “divination by […]

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The Cognitive Bias Spread

Tarot readers are human. We make mistakes. And sometimes, we see what we want to see. This is especially true because Tarot is an interpretive medium, more so even than other forms of divination. (After all, something like a pendulum or a passage from the I Ching is going to give you a pretty straightforward answer […]

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The Septenaries of the Major Arcana

What on earth is a septenary? The term is taken from the Tarot of the Bohemians, which is one of those important historical texts that were integral to the formation of modern Tarot but that are rarely of interest to twenty-first century Tarot readers. I’ve also, on occasion, seen the terms Tarot septad or Tarot heptad* to refer to […]

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Reading With Missing Cards

Let’s talk about negative space. In any Tarot reading, the cards provide you with a certain amount of information that enables you, as the reader, to infer a narrative and connect that narrative back to your querent’s situation. Learning how to read Tarot is about being able to maximize that information–to get the most out of […]

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