The Role of Intuition in Divination
From Tarot Beyond the Basics by Anthony Louis:
“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.”
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Intuition is such an important topic in tarot divination that this entire chapter [chapter 4: The Role of Intuition in Divination] is devoted to it. As Francis Bacon suggests, thoughts that come unbidden during a reading are often the most telling. Author Richard Roberts was so impressed by the significance of intuition that he advised his readers to throw away their interpretation books. Please don’t throw away this book, however.
One has to wonder why
Getting Up Close and Personal with Any Card
After learning basic meanings for each card, most students want to dig deeper. And even seasoned practitioners continue to deeper their relationship to each card. It has been really fascinating for me to step back and watch how my own relationship with the cards evolved over time. This is one reason people rarely grow bored with tarot…the relationship between the user and the cards is also changing.
On blogs and social networks, it is common to see lists of questions about one’s self that are meant to be answered publicly and then forwarded to friends. Next time you see one of these, after you’ve answered the questions for yourself,
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 is, we’ll look at the Magician, then all the Aces; the High Priestess followed by the 2s, etc.
If something else catches our attention along the way, well, we’ll just follow our fancy and trust the Universe. Much like our friend, the Fool.
Currently, we see the Fool as something of a hero. Indeed, we often look at the Major Arcana as a journey that the Fool takes, likening him
The Tarot of the New Vision is a fascinating deck from the fine folks at Lo Scarabeo. This deck shows traditional Rider-Waite-Smith images from the back. Finally, a glimpse of what is going on behind the scenes.
On Tuesday, the blog entry was about making meanings and one of the suggestions was to consider what happened just before and what might happen just after the scene in the card. Well, add to that list: what is going on behind the scenes?
Since we are talking about seeing things from a different point of view, what better card to explore than the Hanged Man?
Wow. This really changed the energy and feel of the card for me. What are your thoughts?
Here are some