2 of Pentacles

A youth with a tall cap appears to be caught in the act of dancing while holding a large disc in either hand. He is focused on the lowered left hand and the disc it holds while his right hand is holding a disc up to balance the move. He does not appear to notice the two discs are surrounded by the two sections of a lemniscate. (He could also be using the lemniscate at part of his play.) The sky is cloudless but the seas are literally rolling in the far distance. Two ships are seen, one in full sail and intact, another with stripped masts. Continue reading 2 of Pentacles

What Does The Deck Say? June 16 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: Queen of Wands, 8 of Swords, & Ace of Chalices. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 16 2014

The Star

A naked woman is kneeling on one knee at the shoreline of a small body of water. She kneels such that her left knee is resting securely on the ground while her right foot is planted firmly upon the still water. She carries two pitchers of water, and is pouring out the one in her left hand on the dry ground while pouring out the other into the same body of water her foot stands on. She is focused on her actions. Above her, in the cloudless sky, is a great eight-pointed star that fills up much of the field of view. To the viewer’s right of the grand star are three smaller eight-pointed stars. To the viewer’s left are four smaller eight-pointed stars. The night scene is illuminated solely by these eight stars. The landscape is grassy, with small flowering plants here and there. In the near distance stands a tree on a small hill, with a bird standing on the top of the tree. Mountains can be seen in the far distance.

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Different Decks, Different Voices

I take all Querents regardless of religious, spiritual, or esoteric beliefs. Often my Querents have an entirely different worldview than I do, and that’s okay. It is not my place to teach or correct. As a cartomancer, it is my place to inform and reveal. And to do that properly, I must fit my answer to the Querent’s worldview. Having different tarot decks helps me do just that, as each one reads with a unique “voice”.

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Knight of Pentacles

A mounted knight covered by a surcoat sits on a stationary horse. The helmet is crested with vegetation. The visor is raised, revealing a stern face. He holds a large pentacle in his right hand with a formal raise. The horse’s reins are in his left hand, gripped securely and just enough to remove slack. The theme of his surcoat is difficult to distinguish. The heavy-set horse is tied with the harness of a draft horse, but is not connected to any gear. On its head is a decoration of green leaves. The sky is cloudless and in the low view of the near distance is a gentle hill recently tilled and prepared for farming. Continue reading Knight of Pentacles

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