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
So you've scoured 'how to' texts by Tarot authors and influencers, ancient esoteric material and have a regular Tarot practise. A bunch of tried and tested spreads at your finger tips and have got to grips this Tarot thing. You know what you're doing is right. The books say so. Your peers are in awe … Continue reading Fearless Tarot
After reading about various ways to make the most of the celtic cross spread, and watching some videos, I came up with what I thought was a highly original and innovative way to deconstruct the good old celtic cross, and set about making it my mission to make it work. It turns out that Vincent … Continue reading The Depth in Simplicity Tarot Spread