It’s the last week of the semester. I have a pile of student essays to grade, two large research projects of my own to finish,* a couple of seasonal parties (both Pagan and secular) to attend, and just a lot on my plate, generally speaking. But hey! It’s almost Yule. Even though there’s no snow […]Read more "Cards for Yule: The Fool, the Hanged Man, and Judgment"
At long last, we have reached the final stage of my walkthrough of the Opening of the Key reading I did for myself at the 2018 vernal equinox. If you’re not caught up, feel free to read the First Operation, Second Operation, Third Operation, and Fourth Operation. I do an OOTK eight times per year […]Read more "My Equinox Reading: The Fifth Operation"
Today we continue the analysis of the Opening of the Key reading I performed for myself at this year’s spring equinox. If you missed the First, Second, and Third Operations, you should probably go read through them for context. If you don’t want to read through three other posts, or if you’d simply like a […]Read more "My Equinox Reading: The Fourth Operation"
This is Part 3 of my walkthrough of the Opening of the Key reading I did for myself at this year’s vernal equinox. If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, you may want to read up on them before diving into this post. The Third Operation of the Opening of the Key spread looks […]Read more "My Equinox Reading: The Third Operation"
This is Part 2 of a five-part post where I walk through the Opening of the Key reading I did for myself at this year’s vernal equinox. For Part 1, which outlines the First Operation of the Opening of the Key, click here. Where the First Operation was elemental, the Second Operation is zodiacal. You […]Read more "My Equinox Reading: The Second Operation"
Eight times per year, at each of the holidays of the Neopagan Wheel of the Year, I perform a Tarot reading for myself. Not just any Tarot reading, but a massive, full-throated Opening of the Key spread. It’s something I’ve been doing for several years now, a way to check in with myself throughout each year […]Read more "My Equinox Reading: The First Operation"
Spring is coming. You wouldn’t know it to look out my window right now (we had a massive snowstorm across the northeastern US this week), but the vernal equinox is only a week and a half away. So I thought now would be an appropriate time to talk about two cards that I associate with […]Read more "The Empress and the Tower"
I’ve been thinking a lot about boundaries lately, both in the abstract philosophical sense and in the more practical, personal sense. In popular culture and in the hoobedy-hoobedy world specifically, we talk about Halloween as a time where the boundary between life and death is blurred.* And in the buildup to Halloween (excuse me: Samhain) […]Read more "Samhain Musings on the High Priestess and Boundaries"
I’m late to the party on this one, I know. This deck has been out for quite some time (gosh, has it been five years?) and is wildly popular, so my writing a “review” of it will hardly add new information to the pool. But for my birthday this year, a relative sent me an […]Read more "A Review of the Wildwood Tarot"
[This turned into a really long post. If you just want to see my correspondences of Tarot cards to the Wheel of the Year, without a lot of rambling context and explanation, skip to the list immediately after the picture of the Tree of Life.] Those of you who have been reading this blog for a […]Read more "Mapping Tarot to the Wheel of the Year"