The Bosch Tarot will sometimes read direct, and sometimes it reads like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives.
And then there’s those times when I wonder if the cards are drunk.
Today’s cards: 7 of Wands, The Emperor, & 4 of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 24 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 9: What card do you pull the most often? Why do you think that is the case?
Hang on, lemme fire up this statistical doohickey… Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Nine
Friday! At last! Before you settle your bones, let’s rattle some bones!
From the Bag of Bones playing card deck: 6 of Diamonds, 10 of Clubs, & 6 of Clubs. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 23 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 8: Which card do you dread pulling the most?
Some bad news are harder to deliver than others. Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Eight
The Sweeney Tarot is the work of Lee Bradford. While the deck’s meanings are a derivative of the Rider-Waite-Smith, the imagery is based on key characters in Lee Bradford’s works. An inclusive deck absent of hard religious symbolism or the trappings of esoterica, the Sweeney Tarot is designed to be open and approachable. The artist has several easter eggs hidden in the cards, some of them in plain sight.
Today’s cards: Knight of Wands, The Towerrv, & 5 of Cupsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 22 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 7: What is your favorite card (both in terms of the deck’s artwork and divinatory meaning)?
You mean I have to choose? Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Seven
The Legacy of the Divine tarot is an artistic work by Ciro Marchetti. While the imagery is based loosely on the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, the official meanings of the deck are a collaboration between Ciro Marchetti, Ruth Ann, Wald Amberstone, James Ricklef, and Leisa ReFalo and demonstrate a mix of Waite’s and Crowley’s systems as well as symbolism sparked by Ciro’s art in the cards. Purists might want to shield their eyes. The meanings would not work well with any other deck, but with the Legacy of the Divine, they make a perfect match. Certain imagery and symbolism will not make sense until the reader understands they spring from the short story included in the official guidebook. It is up to the reader to keep the story and fiction, or to use their own personal meanings for the cards.
Today’s cards: 3 of Cups, 7 of Coins, & Ace of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 21 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 6: What was the first spread you learned?
Short Answer: It wasn’t the Celtic Cross! Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Six
The Thoth Tarot is the work of Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris. A cornerstone of Thelema, Crowley intended for the deck to be widely available to everyone regardless of their esoteric background. Some would say he succeeded with a visually powerful and evocative deck. Some say he only muddied up already murky waters. The Thoth Tarot is a Love It or Leave It deck. It can be used without knowledge of Thelema or the means by which Crowley arrived at his meanings. Or you can peek into the rabbit hole, and find a new world to explore.
Today’s cards: 3 of Swords “Sorrow”, Adjustment (VIII), & 7 of Wands “Valour”. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 20 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 5: When and where did you give your first reading?
Short Answer: November 2007, on an outdoor bench at a local taqueria, and it was bullshit. Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Five