Quick Tips For New Tarot Readers

My ethos of tarot reading is this: there are no universal right or wrong meanings for you to learn; except when there are. Hunh? It’s like this, when you work with The Tarot you are building a life-long relationship that will be uniquely personal to you and will change with time and experience. Learning to read is really about learning to trust your own intuition – learning a language to communicate with your own intuitive nature.
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An Extravagance of Popes and Fools

The Vatican

The reason The Tarot works for me is because my brain is just wired to find lateral connections and synchronicity almost anywhere. You could say my brain has a certain extravagance. This kind of thing brings me much delight. Here’s one I came across today.

The word extravagant generally refers to spending more money than is wise, but the dictionary of etymology gives me a bigger picture: Continue reading “An Extravagance of Popes and Fools”

Mercury Retrograde, WTF?

What's up Mercury?

This weekend’s astrological double whammy of Mercury Retrograde and a full supermoon in Gemini, elicited a collective ‘Whoah…’ from the Interwebz of Magicality.  In fact,  if this weekend had an entry in Astrology For Dummies, it would go something like this, there was a big full moon in Gemini which is ruled by Mercury and Mercury took a hike, and the whole thing happened in Sagittarius which is like the opposite of Gemini and all the witches poured another cup of mugwort tea and settled down to watch the show. Something like that…

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The Devil: A Tarot Romance

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I get a little thrill when I pull The Devil from my pack of tarot cards – the electric spark of divination, a little hot flush comes to my cheeks. There is danger here, depravity, bondage and deep deep desire. I sense in this archetype the power of this desire and of a burning raw ambition to ascend. Moreover, there is an unflinching devotion. The devil mates for life.

The word Devil and Divinity grew from the same Indo-European root. Deva is God. Devi is Goddess and Daeva is Devil. We find divinity in both the above and the below.

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