I was doing some meditative work recently with the suit of Cups. Longtime readers of this blog will know that I am not, by nature, a Cupsy person, and this has always been the suit I’ve struggled most to connect to. So I did some intensive reflection and writing exercises to try and establish a […]Read more "Mirror Images: Cups and Swords"
I’ve written before about themes that seem to dominate the Tarot deck. Viewed from a certain angle, it seems like every card in the Tarot means “change”. Or, alternatively, that every card means “balance”. Or “growth”. And so on. As a reader, this can be useful, because every now and then you get a reading […]Read more "Running Towards, Running Away: The Six of Swords and Eight of Cups"
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"
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?"
This is Part 3 of what is intended to be a three-part post on my personal take on Tarot. And this is the big one. The whopper. The doozie. The great, big, messy, complicated, never-in-my-life-could-explain-it version of what I do in a Tarot reading. Fasten your seatbelt, gentle reader, because I fear it’s going to […]Read more "How I Use Tarot, Part 3: Form Without Content"