About: Reverend Erik

Name
Erik Arneson
Website
https://arnemancy.com/about
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Tarot reading is one of several things I do professionally. As a bona fide Johannes factotum, I have a number of other skills I enjoy practicing. If you’d like to learn about my Masonic writings, visit TransforMason.org. If you’d like to have me officiate a wedding, check out my wedding page. I also develop software and work with information security.

Card of the Week: Eight of Cups

I know it’s late, but it’s still the Card of the Week: the Eight of Cups. This card depicts a figure walking uphill away from a stack of cups. Overhead, the Man in the Moon watches on, but he doesn’t wear a happy face.  It’s night time, and water runs all around. In the distance,… Read more »

I’ve got a guest post up on Ethony today! Check out Learning the Portland Tarot. My thanks go out to Ethony for the opportunity. The post is all about my first reading with the Portland Tarot and how I interpret cards I haven’t worked with before. Go read it!

I really enjoy Robert Place’s amazing Alchemical Tarot. You’ve seen me post a number of Card of the Week editions with it. Sadly, the Alchemical Tarot is out of print. Mr. Place has since published a very nice-looking deck called the Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery. Lisa Frideborg Lloyd published an excellent comparison of the… Read more »

Recently, I was reading for a client who had a lot of questions about the Wheel of Fortune. This is one of the more intimidating and complicated cards in the Major Arcana. We talked at great length about this card and its symbolism. When I drew this card for the Card of the Week, ideas quickly… Read more »

Ethony recently began posting guest articles from other Tarot bloggers, and just today posted A Three-Part Approach to Tarot Journaling by Sean from Cups & Coins. Sean’s process is very detailed and nothing like what I’ve used in the past. It’s worth checking out.

I have many great events coming up over the next few months. I am continuing my Sunday brunch readings at Crush Bar, and I’m returning to Pairings Portland for more Wine and Tarot Pairing! Stay tuned for even more! I’m working on plans with Weird Shift and will be helping out with a new record… Read more »

Wands are the suit of passions and inspirations. They are the cards of elemental fire. Queens often signify the power to make choices, but can also represent a choice itself. A couple of symbols in this card leap out at me. Some are more subtle. Act With Inspiration The Queen looks out over the countryside… Read more »