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"
I’ve been wanting this deck since the artist, Ana Tourian, first published it a while back, but the first printing sold out so fast that I wasn’t able to get my hands on a copy. Luckily, she recently decided to make a second printing of the Hidden Waters Tarot available directly from the printer (you can […]Read more "A Review of the Hidden Waters Tarot"
[Long post. Sorry about that. If you want to skip to my advice on keeping a Tarot journal, and ignore all the anecdotal stuff about what a terrible journal-keeper I am, you can start below the Bridget Jones poster.] When I first started to get serious about studying Tarot, I kept a journal. Keeping a […]Read more "Keeping a Tarot Journal"
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!)"
I’ve written before about themes that seem to dominate the Tarot deck. Viewed from a certain angle, it seems like every card in the Tarot means “change”. Or, alternatively, that every card means “balance”. Or “growth”. And so on. As a reader, this can be useful, because every now and then you get a reading […]Read more "Running Towards, Running Away: The Six of Swords and Eight of Cups"
Wow. Just wow. Every now and then, a deck hits the market that changes the Tarot game forever. The Numinous Tarot is just such a deck. I have been anticipating the release of this deck for months. It is—and I say this without exaggeration—the single most inclusive Tarot deck I have ever seen. The deck creator […]Read more "A Review of the Numinous Tarot"
The Lost Tarot is a limited-edition, majors only deck published by Hans Bauer. It’s a lovely, delicate photographic deck, rendered in a surreal and dreamlike style that makes it a pleasure to read with. I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding personally with Mr. Bauer about his process in creating the deck. Outside of the Tarot […]Read more "A Review of the Lost Tarot"