Hey friends, it's that time of year again! The Llewellyn annuals are almost ready to go. Llewellyn's Tarot Calendar is in its third year and looking as great as ever. Full of beautiful art, awesome tips, fun facts, and spreads, this calendar will bring tarot into each day of the year. Find out more HERE.
Reading and Understanding the Marseille Tarot by Anna Maria Morsucci and Antonella Aloi is the first book that actually got me interested in this style of deck. I really love looking at the Majors laid out in the familiar three rows of seven. Morsucci and Aloi cover that but also discuss the less common two rows of ten.
You can read what they have to say below and find out more HERE.
In the Majora Arcana, other than the division by sevens, we can also find another division, composed of two sets of ten, where the Arcana are grouped according to the last letter of their number. Therefore, the High Priestess (II) and the Hanged Man (XII) are connected. Two Arcana are the exception:
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Lisa Freinkel Tishman, PhD, author of the new Mindful Tarot.
Lately I've been drawn to playing cards, and to a very simple cartomancy. Each day I've been drawing a card from a simple deck of playing cards. As a Tarot reader, I've been loving the smaller format of a 52 card, poker-sized deck—and exulting in what the card company calls the "air cushion" feel of the plasticized card stock. But more than these tactile delights, what's been thrilling is to read my life each day through the cards, and to read the cards through my life. Beginning with a very loose sense of number and suit drawn from my work with the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS)
Author Lisa Freinkel Tishman, PhD, brings us a new way to work with and think about our cards. You can find out more about her book HERE.
Care: an attitude of turning toward and paying attention.
Compassion: an attitude of responding.
Cheer: an attitude of thankful joy.
Calm: an attitude of balance and equanimity.
The Four C’s build on each other, each one embodying a different aspect of an interconnected life. Taken together, as the scaffolding upon which we build a life of abundance and ease, these Four C’s help us navigate our separate seas of isolation and fear. And we can begin simply enough. We can begin cultivating these four attitudes just by asking