I’m late to the party on this one, I know. This deck has been out for quite some time (gosh, has it been five years?) and is wildly popular, so my writing a “review” of it will hardly add new information to the pool. But for my birthday this year, a relative sent me an […]Read more "A Review of the Wildwood Tarot"
I am not, by nature, a compassionate person. This is not to say that I’m not capable of treating others kindly, because of course I am, but compassion for me is a learned behavior. It doesn’t come naturally. Rather, I have to look at other people to see what compassion looks like from the outside, […]Read more "Aspiring to the King of Cups: Or, I Am Not a Replicant"
This post concludes (at least for now) my let’s-learn-geomancy-together series. If you haven’t read Part 1 and Part 2, and you’re not already familiar with geomancy, it would probably be helpful to do so. And, as previously, please remember that I am not an expert on geomancy and my goal here is not to “teach” anything. I […]Read more "Fun With Geomancy, Part 3"
Yeah, yeah. It’s April Fool’s Day and I’m writing a post about the Fool. Sue me for being topical. Readers of this blog may recall that I recently subjected myself to the hellish process of applying for Ph.D programs in philosophy. (Truly. Hellish.) Well, application season is over, and acceptance season is drawing to a […]Read more "It’s Okay to Play the Fool"
The single most popular post I’ve ever written on this blog was, far and away, my one attempt at Tarot-based humor. So let’s give it another shot. Below is a satirical list describing what your favorite Tarot deck says about you. Before we proceed any further, remember, this is humor. It’s not serious, and it’s […]Read more "What Your Favorite Tarot Deck Says About You"
It’s been a long time since I’ve written a Shakespeare post. Let’s change that. When I say “Shakespearean lovers”, your mind probably goes straight to Romeo and Juliet. Or maybe Antony and Cleopatra. Either way, it’s doubtless a vision of overwhelmingly sappy, passionate love affairs, of True Love™ and destiny and flowery sonnets. But in […]Read more "Shakespearean Lovers, Competition, and the Five of Wands"
Today we continue our exploration of my divinatory dalliance with Western geomancy. If you haven’t read Part 1 and you’re not already familiar with geomancy, I recommend you do so now. In it, I outline the basics of how to cast a geomantic shield chart, and having a complete shield chart is necessary before you […]Read more "Fun With Geomancy, Part 2"