In Defense of the Celtic Cross

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 […]

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A Heart-Shaped Relationship Spread

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 […]

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Playing Tarot Solitaire

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 […]

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The Cognitive Bias Spread

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 […]

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When the End is Not In Sight

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 […]

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The Seven Planets Spread

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 […]

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The Wheel of the Year 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 […]

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