White Numen: A Sacred Animal Tarot is a new Tarot deck created by Alba Ballesta González, 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 González’s artwork in this deck. The colors are so vibrant and the faces of her […]Read more "A Review of the White Numen Tarot"
When I first heard about the Tarot of the Divine Masculine, a new deck from Filip and Marko Vasich, I admit to having been a little trepidatious. This isn’t the first deck to approach Tarot through the lens of the divine masculine, and historically, such decks have been underwhelming. Often, they’re really good with a […]Read more "A Review of the Tarot of the Divine Masculine"
I made some bad decisions recently. I got in a fight and said some things I had no right to say. I spoke out of anger and spite, and even though I was right in that moment I was an ugly version of myself that I’m not proud to have been. I like to think […]Read more "The Three of Pentacles and the Three of Wands, or, The People We Choose To Be"
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 […]Read more "Tarot Cards for the Pandemic"
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 […]Read more "The Six Is the Tipping Point"
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, […]Read more "The Seven Returns to the Five"
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 […]Read more "A Tarot Playlist"
2020 has been a terrible year, and we’re all hoping that the year to come will be better. So let’s kick the year off right! Here are 21 Tarot questions to celebrate 2021. Please feel free to share your own answers, and tag them with #21TarotQuestions so I can follow along and see what you’ve […]Read more "#21Tarot Questions 2021 Tarot Tag"
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 […]Read more "Mirror Images: Cups and Swords"
“If you don’t mind my asking, do you intend to go on the market?” I’m not prepared for the question. The “market” in question is the academic job market, a spectacle of dashed hopes in which any newly minted Ph.D has to participate in order to have any hopes of a career as a professor. […]Read more "The Chariot Takes You Places You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Go"