Jesus, I’ve been away. I was on vacation visiting my parents. I climbed a mountain. I breathed the smoke that results from the entire western half of the continent being on fire. I finally caught up on all my schoolwork so that I’m on track as I begin the fall semester. I’m even trying to […]Read more "A Tarot Spread for When You’ve Dropped the Ball"
Every now and then, I sit down with a notebook and a pen. I write out a numbered list going from 0 to 21 (or, more rarely, four side-by-side lists going from 1 to 14), and I start to take notes, trying to see if I can look at Tarot from a new angle. This […]Read more "Dividing the Majors: An Experiment and a Spread"
What do you do when you just can’t bring yourself to like someone? If you’re me, you make a Tarot spread. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of people I dislike. I’m not the world’s greatest judge of character, but I do like to believe that, as a general rule, I like a […]Read more "A Tarot Spread for People You Can’t Stand"
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"