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.
Great suffering for brief pleasure.The Bruegel Tarot I love this new deck, the Bruegel Tarot by Lo Scarabeo! Before I get into the rather straightforward message of this card, please take a moment to look at the image and enjoy the great variety of imagery, both comic and macabre. There’s a man in this card… Read more »
My apologies for the lateness of this post. I found myself in a place without Internet access and was unable to finish uploading what I had. Avid Tarot student Russell asks: How much should the client interpret the meaning of the cards? In other words, how much should the client decide what each card means… Read more »
This post is just marginally related to Tarot. Today I’d like to talk about Hermeticism and the Feast of Thoth. Hermeticism describes a poorly-understood school of mysticism from the early centuries of the Common Era. It arose in northern Egypt, around Alexandria, and was contemporary with the early Gnostics. We don’t know a whole lot… Read more »
The Sun is the 19th Major Arcana, and the third of the celestial Trumps. This is perhaps the happiest card in the Tarot, and indicates that things are going extremely well.
Since launching this website a few weeks ago, I’ve been catching up on all of the Tarot material that’s available online. There’s a lot of it. One of the websites I’ve been enjoying is Tarotize, by the prolific Lisa Frideborg. She recently linked back to an older post of hers called Top 10 Tarot Tuition… Read more »
When I first started doing public readings about a year ago, my routine would be to shuffle the deck and then hand it over to the client for a shuffle or two. I feel like it’s important for the client to get involved with the readings by getting their hands on the cards, and shuffling… Read more »
The Moon is one of those great mystery cards in the Major Arcana. In many decks, the imagery includes two hounds, water, towers, at least one moon, and a crustacean. It’s the second of the three celestial Trumps, between the Star and the Sun. Time For Reflection Unlike the Star and the Sun, the Moon… Read more »
Recently a client told me about a great Tarot deck he has. I’m envious of this deck. In fact, he wanted me to read using the deck, and I reluctantly had to tell him that it’s not as simple as that. Like I repeatedly tell people, I’m not psychic. My skill with a particular deck… Read more »