Tarot-strology 2019: Happy Birthday, Scorpio!

Scorpio: October 23 - November 22 Element: Water Ruling planet: Mars/Pluto Symbol: Scorpion, Eagle Zodiac quality: Fixed Birthstones: Topaz Birthday Reading: Death, Two of Hearts, Four of Pentacles Deepest Scorpio, there is no love more powerful than that within yourself. In this time of change, it is not what you possess but who you are that … Continue reading Tarot-strology 2019: Happy Birthday, Scorpio!

Tarot-strology: It’s Elementary, My Dears!

Astrology is a rich and complex system which can take a lifetime to master. One of the easiest ways to get a quick understanding of the signs is through their elements. Like nature itself, our charts are subject to the influences of the four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. Our natal charts reflect the … Continue reading Tarot-strology: It’s Elementary, My Dears!

Everyday Tarot: How Do You Know What the Cards Mean?

One of the questions I get so often from new or non-readers is “How do you know what the cards mean when you do a reading?” It really does baffle a lot of people, myself included, that 78 fairly generic pieces of decorated cardboard can provide such intuitive and often highly accurate information. I don’t … Continue reading Everyday Tarot: How Do You Know What the Cards Mean?

Everyday Tarot: Using the Cards for Daily Guidance

UnsplashUnsplash When you look at popular myth, it’s easy to think of tarot as something distant and exotic, a one-time splurge at a Renaissance Fair or a fun party activity. The truth is the tarot can be a useful tool in your daily life. As you learn to read tarot, you will discover it’s not … Continue reading Everyday Tarot: Using the Cards for Daily Guidance

Tarot 101: Predicting the Future (repost)

  Lesson Five: Predicting the Future In this final lesson, I’d like to address the big question readers get most often doing readings: Can you predict the future? (This is usually followed by, “If it’s bad, I don’t want to know.”) Kat and I have had many long debates about this. The short answer is … Continue reading Tarot 101: Predicting the Future (repost)

Tarot-strology 2019: Happy Birthday, Libra!

Cancer: September 23 - October 23 Element: Air Ruling planet: Venus Symbol: Scales Zodiac quality: Cardinal Birthstones: Peridot, Agate, Tourmaline, Sapphire Birthday Reading: Judgement, Queen of Wands, Seven of Hearts Elegant Libra, you are known for your taste, charm, and harmonious nature. Mind that your desire to avoid conflict doesn't blind you to certain truths … Continue reading Tarot-strology 2019: Happy Birthday, Libra!

Twisted Tales of Tarot: When “Scary Accurate” Gets a Little…Scary (repost)

We've all seen those scenes in film and television where the plucky hero or heroine sits down for a tarot reading that is scary accurate!!! (Insert horror music here.) Obviously, the "Chainsaw Murderer in Your Bedroom" card doesn't come up that often in readings, so our hero/heroine has a good clue that something awful is … Continue reading Twisted Tales of Tarot: When “Scary Accurate” Gets a Little…Scary (repost)

Twisted Tales of Tarot: The Ritual Trap

The longer you hang around metaphysical circles, the more you're going to hear about this ritual or that practice. Most readers have their own specific routines, habits, and preferences. If you've been reading for a while, you'll begin to notice your own. Do you have a certain bag you simply have to use to store your … Continue reading Twisted Tales of Tarot: The Ritual Trap

Tarot-strology 2019: Happy Birthday, Virgo!

Cancer: August 23 - September 23 Element: Earth Ruling planet: Mercury Symbol: Maiden Zodiac quality: Mutable Birthstones: Carnelian, Zircon, Onyx, Peridot, Agate Birthday Reading: Princess of Swords, Ace of Hearts, Five of Hearts Gentle Virgo, your proper exterior often masks a deep and loving heart. Let go of past hurts, let go of disappointments, and … Continue reading Tarot-strology 2019: Happy Birthday, Virgo!

Beyond Rider-Waite: Are Tarot Cards Right for You?

Back at the dawn of human civilization, my dad bought 10-year-old me a pack of tarot cards. Why he thought a 10-year-old child would want tarot cards, I do not know. (Perhaps he had precognition?) Anyway, I remember opening the deck, looking at the cards, turning my nose up at the artwork, reading the tiny enclosed … Continue reading Beyond Rider-Waite: Are Tarot Cards Right for You?