Back in the days of the Aeclectic Tarot Forum, there was a section on the forum devoted to Tarot-related fun & games. One of my favorite games to play on the site was a form of storytelling through Tarot: A person would pick a story (preferably a fairytale or something equally well-known) and provide a […]Read more "Classic Fairy Tales, Told Through Tarot"
I like to experiment with Tarot in a variety of ways. One of those is to come up with new spreads, new forms I can use to get information out of the cards. Some of these spreads work their way into my permanent repertoire; others, I use once or twice and then discard. Regardless, playing […]Read more "A Prime Factorization Tarot Spread"
Benebell Wen, Tarot author extraordinaire and creator of the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot, made a blog post and video today with prompts for seven philosophy-themed Tarot readings. Naturally, this was something I simply could not pass up—philosophy and Tarot! Two of my favorite things, together in one place! So below are my #7philosophicalreadings. The way Benebell […]Read more "Seven Philosophical Readings: A Response to Benebell Wen"
I’ve been doing a lot of shadow work recently. Shadow work is a long, ongoing process, but the specific work I’m doing started a little under a year ago. It’s mostly daddy issues.* Some time back, I shared a spread I’d created for shadow work. I talked about some of the problems I have with […]Read more "Aristotelian Shadow Work Revisited"
Every now and then, I get it in my head that I want to try a new divination system. I always come back to Tarot—Tarot is what feels like home—but I like to develop competence in a wide range of divinatory methods. I have varying degrees of success; I never got off-book with Lenormand and […]Read more "Astragalomancy: Divination by Dice"
Years back, I made a spread for the times we just need to hear that everything is going to be all right. But sometimes, when things are really bad, that’s not what we need. Sometimes we need to scream and cry and acknowledge that everything is not, in fact, going to be all right. Sometimes […]Read more "The “Everything Is Not Okay” Spread"
I made a Tarot card! No, I am not in the process of designing a whole deck. That’s nowhere on my radar. But I did draw (draw as in “produce by making lines or marks”, not as in “select randomly from a deck”) the Strength card this morning. Scroll down if you want to skip […]Read more "Gay Pride and the Strength Card (And Coloring!)"
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"