Saying that a person can intuitively read the Tarot, or any other divination system such as playing cards or lenormand without learning that system is akin to someone saying that they can intuitively bake a cake without understanding ingredients, methods and cooking times. Learn the system, and allow for, rather than expect, intuition to play … Continue reading Intuitive Tarot?
Or, who or what, if anything, do you call in when you read cards, runes, scry, or work with your pendulum? Is it even important to consider this? Does it make a difference? What do you intend a reading to be/do/serve? Over the years my calls and covenants have changed. At times I've done nothing … Continue reading Tarot Influencers
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