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The Twos

The High Priestess is usually shown sitting between two pillars, in a portal between worlds. If you internalize her wisdom, you move from one world into another. On a more mundane level, so it is with the Twos. They show a time of balance or limbo, before a choice is made (or in the case […]

II, The High Priestess

Today we call her the High Priestess, and she is one of the most favored cards amongst tarot readers. The High Priestess represents what we often call “other ways of knowing.” That is, she employs methods that are not logical or rational. Instead, she is a practitioner of the intuitive and psychic arts. While the […]

The Aces

We have, in a sense, already met the four Aces in the Magician card. They are the tools that he uses to manifest his will in the world. Aces really are amazing. They are like seeds, and like all seeds they are more than just potential. They actually hold within them all that is possible […]

I, The Magician

In the beginning of tarot’s existence, the Magician’s role was primarily that of a stage magician or even juggler. This, by extension, was interpreted as a con man or someone who tries to trick you. Like the Fool, the Magician was not the noble or admirable character it is today. This card was a warning […]

0, The Fool

The beginning of a new year always makes me think about, well, new beginnings. And what says “beginning” more than the Fool? So, what we’re going to do is start this fresh, shiny new year by looking at the Fool. Then we’ll look at the other Majors in order, along with their corresponding Minors. That […]

The Legacy of the Divine Tarot

This month, November, is all about the art. And at this poignant and somewhat bittersweet time of year, we’ll look at some of the more poignant and bittersweet cards. Often when writing about decks, especially for marketing purposes or packaging, we focus on more positive cards, for obvious reasons. But here, among friends and tarot […]

Taking My Show on the Road!

This will be my last post from Minnesota until August. The Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI) honored me by inviting me to be their keynote speaker at their conference this weekend. They have asked me to present two workshops and I have had a lot of fun preparing for them. The first one […]

Treasure Hunting

The Ace of Pentacles is one of my favorite cards. But this was not always the case. Pentacles in general have always been my suit of choice, but I never favored the Ace until I noticed that Arthur Waite tells us that this card is “the most favorable of all cards.” Usually I don’t pay […]

The Legacy of the Divine Tarot’s Hierophant

Almost everyone I’ve talked to about this card just loves what Ciro Marchetti has done with it. Renamed Faith and showing four different religious traditions, it does have a more inclusive feel. Ciro’s stated goal was to show that despite differences in practice or theology, all religions share a common core of faith. This changes […]

The Divine Moon

Each Tuesday in February, I’ll post a Moon card from a different deck. Looking at the same card from different decks is one way that I like to study a card. It is always interesting to see new versions and consider other ways of thinking about a card. Because I would, some day, love to […]