There’s a trend in some of my blog posts, where I introduce a card, briefly outline how “most of the Tarot community” reads that card, and then reject the alleged mainstream view and offer my own interpretation. Of course, I never really offer evidence to support my claims about what constitutes most of the Tarot […]Read more "The Eight of Swords: Sometimes It’s Not Just in Your Head"
Western numerology likes to focus on the numbers between 1 and 10. Even though there are infinitely many numbers (nay, infinitely many integers), we in the Western occult tradition really only care about the first dizaine. There are a few notable exceptions (e.g. the number 13), but for the most part, once we get above 10, any […]Read more "Reductio Ad Arcanum: Numerology in the Majors"
Is Tarot natural? Is it supernatural? Where does it fit in the Great Cosmic LEGO Set of our universe? I ask these questions largely out of an idle sense of curiosity and a childish desire to use a LEGO metaphor on my blog. But I think these questions are worth asking, because the Tarot community–and […]Read more "On Nature and the Natural"
PREVIOUS BLOG| MASTER LIST | NEXT BLOG I finally did it! I figured out how to join the Tarot Blog Hop. Hallelujah, praise the Lawd. For anyone not familiar, the Tarot Blog Hop is a round-table where, eight times per year, Tarot bloggers from across the internet all tackle the same Tarot-related prompt. This is […]Read more "Tarot Blog Hop: Respecting the Tarot"
I miss Tarot. That’s a bit of a weird thing to say, considering that I’m a Tarot reader and a regular Tarot blogger. I have more Tarot decks than any reasonable person should (yet still, I covet more). It’s not like I have a dearth of Tarot in my life. But this summer, my Tarot […]Read more "Rediscovering Tarot"
Today, I want to talk about the relationship between the Hermit and the Moon. Like other Tarot pairings I’ve discussed on this blog, these two cards sit opposite each other on the Zodiac, at Virgo and Pisces, respectively, and they serve as a nice counterbalance to each other. The Hermit is reserved and analytical; the […]Read more "Looking Outward, Looking Inward"
A spectre is haunting my blog. It’s not the spectre of Communism, nor the SPECTRE of Ernst Stavro Blofeld; it is the spectre of the suit of Cups. I have learned about myself that I cycle through the Minor Arcana every five years or so. Although you wouldn’t know it to look at me now, […]Read more "In Which I Am Terrified of Cups"