With Pride month coming up, I’ve been thinking a lot about family in all its forms: Chosen family, biological family, spiritual family, and so on. Pride is, historically, an interesting time for me; my High Priestess had to drag me kicking and screaming to my first Pride, because I was still processing a great deal […]Read more "Family in the Tens of the Minor Arcana"
There are plenty of ways to draw connections between the cards of the Major Arcana. You can do it through numerology, through astrology, through the septenaries or visual cues in their symbolism. One of the simplest ways to find the connections between the cards, though, is simply to fold the sequence of the Major Arcana […]Read more "Pairing the Major Arcana, Forward and Backward"
Numerologically, we connect the Major Arcana to each other by their numerical values. You take the number associated with a particular card (e.g. Justice is 11), add together its digits and reduce to a value between 1 and 9 (in this case, 1+1=2). Although I, personally, have a pet theory that we should be using […]Read more "The High Priestess, Justice, and Judgment: Awakenings and Initiations"
When I first started reading Tarot, I felt like I had to be abstract and metaphorical in every interpretation of every card–as if it were somehow cheating for me to fall back on more straightforward, literal interpretations. In this video, I talk about how my reading style changed when I started to allow for literalism […]Read more "Video: Getting Literal With Tarot"
I made some bad decisions recently. I got in a fight and said some things I had no right to say. I spoke out of anger and spite, and even though I was right in that moment I was an ugly version of myself that I’m not proud to have been. I like to think […]Read more "The Three of Pentacles and the Three of Wands, or, The People We Choose To Be"
Holy hell, it’s been eleven months. Eleven. Months. Fuck. I’m extraordinarily lucky. No one in my immediate circle has died from COVID-19. I’m safe, healthy, and gainfully employed. I have housemates, so I haven’t been totally without social interaction for the past eleven months. My parents both lost their jobs, but my mother pretty quickly […]Read more "Tarot Cards for the Pandemic"
In my last post, I talked about the relationship between the Seven and the Five in each suit of the Minor Arcana: The Five presents us with strife and trouble, and the Seven revisits that strife with a mature perspective that gives us the tools to handle it. Naturally, then, the question arises: What’s the […]Read more "The Six Is the Tipping Point"
I’ve been doing a lot of intense meditative work with the Minor Arcana of late (which led to my recent post on the Swords and Cups). One of the things I noticed in this work is that in each suit, there’s a connection between the Seven and the Five. The Fives are all hard, unpleasant, […]Read more "The Seven Returns to the Five"
Blogging about Tarot is not all essays and analysis. Sometimes, it’s about finding fun and silly ways to relate to the cards like my occasional humor posts. Yesterday, I took a couple of hours to put together a playlist of twenty-two songs that make me think of the Major Arcana, so I wanted to share […]Read more "A Tarot Playlist"
2020 has been a terrible year, and we’re all hoping that the year to come will be better. So let’s kick the year off right! Here are 21 Tarot questions to celebrate 2021. Please feel free to share your own answers, and tag them with #21TarotQuestions so I can follow along and see what you’ve […]Read more "#21Tarot Questions 2021 Tarot Tag"