Card of the Week: Eight of Cups

Eight of CupsI 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, more rugged mountains can be seen.
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Wine and Tarot Pairing

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Date(s) - Sep 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Pairings Portland

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Arnemancy will be returning to Pairings Portland for more Wine and Tarot pairings! We will pair five Major Arcana  with five delicious wines. Reverend Erik will be doing 10-minute Tarot readings that include a bonus wine reading. This event was a blast last time! Do not miss it.

The five-wine flight will cost $15, and the Tarot readings are $10. Also, 5% of all of Pairings Portland’s proceeds for the day go to Girls Inc.

Please see the Facebook event page for more information.

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Tarot for Brunch at Crush Bar

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Date(s) - Sep 21, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Crush Bar

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Arnemancy will be at Crush Bar reading Tarot during brunch! Come on down and visit Reverend Erik. Crush Bar has great cocktails, an excellent brunch menu, and plenty of outdoor seating. As a bonus, the bartender has a great moustache.

(The image above is Crush Bar’s logo. Pretty cool, huh?)

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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 two decks which is definitely worth reading.

Though the Sevenfold Mystery certainly has some improvements over the Alchemical Tarot, I can’t help but miss the rich alchemical symbolism when looking at some of the images of the newer deck’s cards. I plan to add the Sevenfold Mystery to my collection soon, but I doubt it will replace the other for me.

Card of the Week: Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of FortuneRecently, 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 popped into my head. There’s a lot going on in this card, from the symbolism of the wheel to the strange figures on the clouds. Hang on, reader. This post is going to be a long one.
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