Confession time: I don’t actually hate the Celtic Cross. In fact, I kind of like it. This spread gets a lot of hate. It’s one of the most common spreads included in LWBs, but it’s bulky, complicated, and incredibly difficult for neophyte readers to master. It has a lot of moving parts, and that can […]Read more "In Defense of the Celtic Cross"
In Tarot, the single most requested reading topic is love. Not just love, but love. All-caps he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not LOVE. However, despite the popularity of love readings in the Tarot world, this is a subject I’ve really never touched on the blog. Today, we’re going to remedy that. Below is a relationship spread that I made up last […]Read more "A Heart-Shaped Relationship Spread"
I’ve always been a card shark. I grew up in Nevada, the land of hookers and gambling, and my formative years gave me a lifelong passion for card games. I’ll play just about any game with you, although I’ll never play for money. Hearts? I’m in. Bridge? I never learned how to do the whole […]Read more "Playing Tarot Solitaire"
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"
Putain de merde, I’ve been gone for a long time. It seems like everything I post now starts with a disclaimer along the lines of “Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but I promise I’ll post more regularly from now on”. It’s been pretty much a full month since I last had […]Read more "When the End is Not In Sight"
For complicated reasons involving the amount of sunlight in my apartment and the fact that I worked on the Fourth of July (ugh), I was not able to take pictures for my promised deck review this week. The deck is sitting, unopened, in its box on my bedroom floor, and I promise, I’ll share it […]Read more "The Seven Planets Spread"
The Wheel of the Year is a Pagan calendric system marking the passing of the seasons with eight festivals: the winter and summer solstices, the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, and the halfway points between them. Even for non-Pagans, the symbolism associated with these eight festivals can provide a rich and insightful Tarot reading. 1. Samhain […]Read more "The Wheel of the Year Spread"