Last weekend, I gave a local workshop on the astrological correspondences of the Tarot deck. We went through all the Golden Dawn correspondences, starting with the Sepher Yetzirah and examining the attributions of the Major Arcana, then looking at the Minors and the Court Cards. It was tremendous fun. At one point during this workshop, a […]Read more "What is Tarot Good For?"
Today, I want to talk about the relationship between the Hermit and the Moon. Like other Tarot pairings I’ve discussed on this blog, these two cards sit opposite each other on the Zodiac, at Virgo and Pisces, respectively, and they serve as a nice counterbalance to each other. The Hermit is reserved and analytical; the […]Read more "Looking Outward, Looking Inward"
I’m a Tarot purist. I have never liked oracle cards, and even Tarot decks that veer too far from what I consider traditional (i.e. RWS, Thoth, or TdM) make me squirm in my seat like a four-year-old who doesn’t want to eat his cauliflower. However, my reasons for disliking oracle decks are not the same […]Read more "Why I Don’t Read Oracle Decks"
Of the various odds and ends I’ve posted on this blog, three of my favorites are on the relationships between the Hierophant and Death, between the Lovers and Temperance, and between Strength and the Star, respectively. These posts all take a similar approach: looking at the astrological correspondences of the Major Arcana and exploring the […]Read more "Ugh, Fine, I’ll Talk About Politics: Justice and the Emperor"
Have I written this post before? I might have written this post before. If nothing else, I’ve probably touched on its content in a footnote. Nevertheless, this is an interesting way to approach the Court Cards, so I think it bears repeating. The sixteen Court Cards are widely recognized as the most difficult in the […]Read more "Astrology and the Court Cards"
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"
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"