This is Part 3 of my walkthrough of the Opening of the Key reading I did for myself at this year’s vernal equinox. If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, you may want to read up on them before diving into this post. The Third Operation of the Opening of the Key spread looks […]Read more "My Equinox Reading: The Third Operation"
This is Part 2 of a five-part post where I walk through the Opening of the Key reading I did for myself at this year’s vernal equinox. For Part 1, which outlines the First Operation of the Opening of the Key, click here. Where the First Operation was elemental, the Second Operation is zodiacal. You […]Read more "My Equinox Reading: The Second Operation"
Eight times per year, at each of the holidays of the Neopagan Wheel of the Year, I perform a Tarot reading for myself. Not just any Tarot reading, but a massive, full-throated Opening of the Key spread. It’s something I’ve been doing for several years now, a way to check in with myself throughout each year […]Read more "My Equinox Reading: The First Operation"
I spend a disproportionate amount of time on this blog talking about the Major Arcana. This is, perhaps, unsurprising–the Majors represent the big, shiny, sexy themes of human existence, so they make for great blogging material–but it’s also a bit of a pity. After all, the Minors constitute 72% of the Tarot deck. There’s a […]Read more "“Aristotelian” Shadow Work (And A Tarot Spread)"
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"
Tarot readers are human. We make mistakes. And sometimes, we see what we want to see. This is especially true because Tarot is an interpretive medium, more so even than other forms of divination. (After all, something like a pendulum or a passage from the I Ching is going to give you a pretty straightforward answer […]Read more "The Cognitive Bias Spread"
Let’s talk about negative space. In any Tarot reading, the cards provide you with a certain amount of information that enables you, as the reader, to infer a narrative and connect that narrative back to your querent’s situation. Learning how to read Tarot is about being able to maximize that information–to get the most out of […]Read more "Reading With Missing Cards"