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 »
Peter asks: When were some of the first known tarot cards created and do they originate from a specific cultural tradition?
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 »
I got a huge kick out of this article by Kyle B. Stiff: The Occult Framework of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. While it may seem goofy to link the rich symbolism of Tarot to a classic piece of absurdist American humor, there is a good message to learn. The concept of the transformative journey is pervasive in our culture,… Read more »
Friends, Arnemancy is running a Labor Day sale on Tarot readings by Email. Until Wednesday, September 3rd, you can order a 3-card reading FOR JUST $10!!! These readings normally cost twice that. I’m aiming for a 48-hour turnaround time, but demand might be high.
Last week started with the end of a family reunion, and then got frantically busy. This week is starting frantically busy, and ending with a wedding. Because I’ve had so much on my plate, I decided to read from the Gummy Bear Tarot by Dietmar Bittrich. This deck will put a smile on your face even if you… Read more »
This article from Lisa Frideborg over at Love Dove Tarot is all about why she doesn’t read with reversed cards. I always like hearing other readers’ reasons for avoiding reversed cards. Mine is pretty simple: I think that the language of the Tarot is rich enough without adding a whole set of 78 additional meanings…. Read more »
If you’ve had a full-form reading from me in person, then you’ve probably seen my nine-card spread. It doesn’t have a name, but I’ve been working with it for about a year now, and I really like it. This description should be very useful to those of you who like to take a photo of your readings to reference later. Read on to see the meanings of the positions in these nine cards.