When a prediction is sought in the cards, an outcome or the likely result of some issue or sequence of events, we'd like it to be accurate. We'd like the reading to be precise, and we'd like it to speak honestly, acknowledging both the good and the bad (oooooo duality, a bit of a dirty … Continue reading Predictive Tarot Readings and Exploratory Tarot Readings
I bang on about empowerment all of the time. For me, a Tarot reading of consequence has to remind people where their own power lies. Where they can make changes, and where the only change that they can make is how they're affected by stuff. I always sit next to the person I'm reading for … Continue reading Tarot Readings Of Consequence
I have a wee bit of an aversion to shadow work. I have shadow, and am perfectly capable of spotting it in action (usually retrospectively, but sometimes I'm astute enough to spot situations where my monsters are likely to raise their gaping maws and roar like a whining kitten). To me, agonising over my shameful … Continue reading Tarot Mapping
I enjoy many Tarot decks. But when I pick up a pack of Marseille cards, I feel a deep, deep satisfaction that isn't as complete with anything else.
Wald Amberstone made some comments in a video several years ago that got me interested in the esoteric titles firstly of Golden Dawn decks and later of Crowley's Thoth deck. I've always had a love/hate relationship with esoteric correspondences in the Tarot, either finding myself in a swordsy mercurial mess in the ether among stern … Continue reading Tarot Play – The Golden Dawn’s Esoteric Titles and Some Amateur Astrology
Level two is a cycle rather than a level. You now know your way around a Tarot deck, have scrapped the original list of keywords from Level 1 in favour of your own thoughts and essences and flavours of cards formulated through your own experimentation and readings. You've found your own Tarot mojo. The link … Continue reading Open The Box And Start Reading The Tarot – Level 2
You've got the hang of the structure, tried a few spreads and a deck or two and you're curiously reading books by various authors. And they all say that their method/deck/style/esoteric system is the only way to read Tarot. Some of these authors are really cool. They're very learned. They're ceremonial magicians so they know … Continue reading Tarot People, Tarot Ways