There are a few major themes that recur frequently in Tarot. Perhaps the greatest of these themes is capital-C Change. The entire Tarot deck is threaded with motifs of cyclicality and perpetual change. Off the top of my head, I can think of ways that at least one third of the Major Arcana could be […]Read more "Death, Judgment, and Change in Tarot"
Growing up, I had a friend who was one of the most remarkable people I’ve ever had the privilege to meet. She was brilliant, and wicked, and frankly beyond my power as a poet to describe. She’s like what that one creepy boy in that one episode of Doctor Who once said about the eponymous […]Read more "Thoughts on the Death Card"
Let’s talk about significators, everybody. The use of a significator in a Tarot reading is a fairly popular technique, although it’s one that I don’t use very often. For anyone who’s unfamiliar, the idea is that prior to a reading, you select one card out of the deck to represent your querent. There are a […]Read more "When Does a Knight Become a King?"
Whew. I’ve been away for a while. My apologies for that; a blog that isn’t being updated on a regular basis always looks necrotic to me, but sometimes life rears its ugly head and the real world has to take precedence over things like Tarot and the internet. I haven’t done a reading in weeks, […]Read more "What Comes After the Eight of Cups?"
I have a complicated relationship with the Hierophant. Truth be told, I think most Tarot readers do. The Hierophant is dogma. He represents tradition, the kind of authority that expects us to submit ourselves without question. He is a fear of innovation and a desire for permanence and stability in the world–the powerful need to […]Read more "Tradition and Innovation"