A Review of the White Numen Tarot

White Numen: A Sacred Animal Tarot is a new Tarot deck created by Alba Ballesta Gonz√°lez, and published by Liminal 11. It’s an 80-card deck illustrated in a colorful illustrative style that feels young, engaging, and creative. I love Ballesta Gonz√°lez’s artwork in this deck. The colors are so vibrant and the faces of her […]

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Tarot Cards for the Pandemic

Holy hell, it’s been eleven months. Eleven. Months. Fuck. I’m extraordinarily lucky. No one in my immediate circle has died from COVID-19. I’m safe, healthy, and gainfully employed. I have housemates, so I haven’t been totally without social interaction for the past eleven months. My parents both lost their jobs, but my mother pretty quickly […]

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The Six Is the Tipping Point

In my last post, I talked about the relationship between the Seven and the Five in each suit of the Minor Arcana: The Five presents us with strife and trouble, and the Seven revisits that strife with a mature perspective that gives us the tools to handle it. Naturally, then, the question arises: What’s the […]

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The Seven Returns to the Five

I’ve been doing a lot of intense meditative work with the Minor Arcana of late (which led to my recent post on the Swords and Cups). One of the things I noticed in this work is that in each suit, there’s a connection between the Seven and the Five. The Fives are all hard, unpleasant, […]

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A Tarot Playlist

Blogging about Tarot is not all essays and analysis. Sometimes, it’s about finding fun and silly ways to relate to the cards like my occasional humor posts. Yesterday, I took a couple of hours to put together a playlist of twenty-two songs that make me think of the Major Arcana, so I wanted to share […]

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Mirror Images: Cups and Swords

I was doing some meditative work recently with the suit of Cups. Longtime readers of this blog will know that I am not, by nature, a Cupsy person, and this has always been the suit I’ve struggled most to connect to. So I did some intensive reflection and writing exercises to try and establish a […]

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