Category Archives: Fun & Games

What Does The Deck Say? May 19 2014

The Fey Tarot is the work of Mara Aghem and Riccardo Minetti. While the card names mostly track conventional tarot naming, the scenes differ from Pamela Coleman Smith’s renditions. Not all minors display the full pip count of their number. Rather, the scenes are meant to evoke the intuition of the reader rather than depend on long lists of regurgitated meanings.

Today’s cards: Knave of Wands, The Moon, & The Emperor. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 19 2014

30 Days of Tarot: Day Four

30 Days of Tarot — Day 4: How long have you been reading the Tarot?

Not as long as most people assume. I’ve noticed that folks on the Internet assume that to speak with the confidence I have, I must be, like, totally ancient and a matriarch of some powerful secret coven, or some fad-chasing teenager that has yet to escape high school and just downloaded a Fluff’s Guide To The Tarot list of meanings.

Don’t disrespect those two age groups like that. ~shakes head~ Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Four

30 Days of Tarot: Day Three

30 Days of Tarot — Day 3: Do you have more than one deck that you use, and, if so, do you have a favorite? If not, why do you like the deck you have chosen?

I currently have six unique tarot decks and my favorite depends on what the question is at the time. But to answer everyone’s favorite “stuck on a desert island” question, it would be the Universal Waite. Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Three

What Does The Deck Say? May 17 2014

Atanassov’s The Bosch Tarot supplies the cards for today’s “What Does The Deck Say”. The images are collages from various works of  the painter Hieronymus Bosch. Bosch’s works are visually stunning for his approach to displaying the embodiment of moral and religious principles. The Bosch Tarot keeps the visual tour-de-force that is sometimes “not safe for work”. The LWB for the Bosch deck contains meanings that differ from Waite and Crowley, leading to some amusement when comparing interpretations.

Today’s cards: 10 of Pentacles, 3 of Swords, & 3 of Pentacles.
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 17 2014

What Does The Deck Say? May 16 2014

What Does The Deck Say was a daily feature at the Tumblog: Three More Cards. A fun little exercise, I will be restarting the series here. Each day will have a random pull of three cards from one of my cartomancy decks for public perusal. The goal is not to set the tone of the day, nor attempt any serious prognostication, but to have a context-free, fortune-cookie style, newspaper quality phrase of the day that we can all enjoy. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 16 2014