There are plenty of ways to draw connections between the cards of the Major Arcana. You can do it through numerology, through astrology, through the septenaries or visual cues in their symbolism. One of the simplest ways to find the connections between the cards, though, is simply to fold the sequence of the Major Arcana […]Read more "Pairing the Major Arcana, Forward and Backward"
I love James Bond. I grew up with him. The Bond movies are the only films my parents own, and I’ve seen each of them (yes, even Never Say Never Again, which isn’t canon) so many times I’ve lost count. My family’s Thanksgiving tradition during my childhood was always to get Chinese takeout and watch James Bond […]Read more "The James Bond Tarot (Part 1)"
The illustrious Benebell Wen recently published a video with her thoughts about soulmates and true love. It’s a fun topic, and one I had previously promised to delve into, so I figured I’d throw out some ideas on the subject. I’ll be frank. I’m a hopeless fricking romantic. It’s really, really bad. For all that […]Read more "True Love, the Lovers, and the Two of Cups: A Response to Benebell Wen"
My first Tarot deck was actually not an RWS-inspired deck. That’s surprising if you know me, because while I do possess decks from other traditions, I’m more or less a Rider-Waite reader. If you ask me for the meaning of the Six of Swords, I’m most likely to explain it through the imagery of the […]Read more "Reading the Lovers in RWS and TdM"
Some cards have always felt to me like they go together. Like they represent complementary aspects of the same idea, and are therefore significant when they show up together in a reading. One of these pairings, I’ve already discussed with my talk about Death and the Hierophant. Today, I’d like to talk about the Lovers and […]Read more "Integrating Opposites"
I hate beginnings. I hate that moment at the start of a new project when I have to consecrate it, to name it, to finally take the beautiful, completed masterpiece I have in my head and translate it to a sloppy, material work in progress. It’s so disheartening to remember that I’m not yet at […]Read more "And So It Begins"