This is the fifth and final post in my series on the opening of the key ritual I did for myself at Yule. You can read parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 before diving into this, if you like. TL;DR: I’ve been struggling a lot with feeling stuck, trapped, and generally dissatisfied with my life. […]Read more "My Yule Opening of the Key: The Fifth Operation"
This is the third installment in my series about the Opening of the Key reading I did for myself at Yule. You can catch up on parts 1 and 2 here and here, respectively. Here, we’re looking at the third operation of the reading. This involves dividing the deck up into twelve piles based on […]Read more "My Yule Opening of the Key: The Third Operation"
In my previous post, I started to outline the interpretation of a massive Opening of the Key reading that I did for myself last week, to mark the winter solstice. I’ve been in a bit of a rough patch lately, with the death of my father, genera malaise in the workplace, and a healthy dose […]Read more "My Yule Opening of the Key: The Second Operation"
[There’s a lot of intro and personal reflection here. If you want to skip to the reading, scroll down. I flag where the reading itself starts.] Back in the early days of this blog, when I was still figuring out a lot of religious stuff, I had a devotional practice involving Tarot cards. Long story […]Read more "My Yule Opening of the Key: The First Operation"
I own a lot of Tarot decks. Some were sent to me so that I could review them on the blog, others were gifts, but for the most part, these are decks that I bought because I saw them online, fell in love with the artwork, and felt that I had to have them. The […]Read more "My Five Go-To Tarot Decks"
One of the great frustrations of Tarot is that the Swords get short shrift. Tarot decks contain unpleasant cards—they have to, in order to accurately represent the wide range of human experiences and emotions. A deck that has good vibes only is not actually terribly useful for divination, because it can never give you warning […]Read more "In Defense of the Swords"
One of the trickiest aspects of Tarot reading is learning how to predict exactly when something will happen–not just that it will. Here are a handful of different techniques that I use (with varying degrees of success) to predict the “when” of the events that come up in Tarot readings.Read more "Video: Predicting Timing With Tarot"
My brain is a bit stress-addled, but I wanted to sit down and share some thoughts about the way my Tarot reading style has started to adapt since I started working with Crowley’s Thoth Tarot as my primary deck. In particular, I’ve become a much more concrete, literal Tarot reader, and I think that’s a […]Read more "Video: Adapting to the Thoth Tarot"
Some people are inveterate seekers. You know the type; they’re often found sniffing around New Age forums or events. “I was a High Priestess in the Kansas-Missouri American Tradition of Witchcraft, but then I left that because it just wasn’t right for me, you know? Since then I’ve been involved with Voodoo, Zen Buddhism, Blue […]Read more "The Myth of the Perfect Divination System"
I’m coming to you today with a review of a deck I’ve been anticipating for ages: Robin Scott’s Urban Tarot, published by US Games. This deck, much like Courtney Weber’s Tarot of the Boroughs, is a love letter to New York City. Its cards are replete with images of famous New York landmarks and attractions, […]Read more "A Review of the Urban Tarot"