Spring is coming. You wouldn’t know it to look out my window right now (we had a massive snowstorm across the northeastern US this week), but the vernal equinox is only a week and a half away. So I thought now would be an appropriate time to talk about two cards that I associate with […]Read more "The Empress and the Tower"
I’ll be honest. I’ve never entirely understood the Celtic craze in the Tarot world. Tarot is not Celtic; there is nothing about its structure, symbolism, or history that lends itself readily to Celtic mythology. Some of my least favorite among the decks in my collection are Celtic-themed. Much like fairy decks and cat decks, my […]Read more "A Review of the Celtic Tarot"
It’s nothing personal. It’s not that he thinks you’re bad or anything. It’s just that no matter how good you are, in his mind he will always be better. Smarter, better-looking, more athletic, morally superior. Whatever the quality being measured, the King of Wands is convinced that he is the best. In my first-ever Tarot journal, […]Read more "The King of Wands Thinks He’s Better Than You"
Reading Tarot for oneself is infamously hard. Tarot is an interpretive art, with no clear-cut formula (unlike, say, Lenormand, which is basically divinatory algebra). Every Tarot spread can be meaningfully interpreted in a variety of ways, and the reader’s job is to piece together the cards into the story that best matches her querent’s situation. […]Read more "Tips on Reading Tarot for Yourself"
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"
Fun fact: When I was sixteen years old, I won a literature scholarship for a creative writing portfolio on tragedy. The portfolio itself was utter garbage, and I cringe even at the thought of the pieces I wrote (I defy anyone to be a good writer at age sixteen), but nonetheless, I’m proud of my […]Read more "The Tower and Shakespearean Tragedy"
A while back, I wrote two posts about the connections between Tarot and the Tree of Life. Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here. The general idea behind them was that I liked mapping Tarot to the Tree, but was dissatisfied with the exact way in which it was done, so I came up […]Read more "The Structure of the Tree of Life"