There are two ways to define anything: as what it is, and as what it is not. For example, if you asked me for a definition of happiness (a tall order indeed), I could try to define it positively by describing the somatosensory experience of being happy, talking about related concepts like contentment, satisfaction, comfort, and so on. […]Read more "Tarot Reversals and Negative Definition"
The way that one shuffles and draws Tarot cards is (like just about everything else in the Tarot world) highly dependent on one’s personal views on what Tarot is and how it works. Do you work with reversals? Do you believe that a Tarot deck will always produce the “right” cards for your spread, regardless […]Read more "Yes, I Riffle Shuffle My Tarot Cards"
It seems there are two big schools of thought in the Tarot world when it comes to reading with spreads. In one camp, there are readers who use spreads religiously, and who hate to perform a reading without first fixing the meaning of each card’s position. (This doesn’t necessarily mean that these readers are uninventive […]Read more "Card Counting Techniques in Tarot"
One of the fundamental underlying principles of Tarot is the idea of duality and polarity. Dark and light, masculine and feminine, creative and rational–it’s everywhere in Tarot. Buried in the very structure of the deck is the idea that the universe is made up of opposites. So it makes sense that one of the easiest […]Read more "Dichotomizing the Minor Arcana"