At the (right) Hand of God

Four Aces. Four hands. Four tools. Four elements. Two facing right, two facing left — at first glance, a perfect balance… But are they really? Is there an asymmetrical bias and what is the deeper underlying system to these four depictions of “God’s” hands? Two hands face right, two hands face left; two palms are…

Yes/No Questions and a Technique for Working with them

I often eschew using tarot for yes/no questions. My attitude has always been, “why would you use such a sophisticated tool, capable of extremely nuanced and insightful answers for something you could just toss a coin to answer?” But some time ago I thought of a quick method for answering them. I’ve worked with it a…

Deck Creators’ Creative Processes

Recently, Theresa Reed, otherwise known as The Tarot Lady and Author of the widely successful Tarot Coloring Book, asked me if I’d like to be interviewed for a post about tarot creators and their process. Of course, I jumped at the chance and said YES! I love talking creative stuff and sharing my process, and…

Love for the Orbifold!

Check out this awesome new review of the Orbifold Tarot on Aeclectic Tarot! The Orbifold Tarot is unlike any other tarot deck I’ve ever used, and for me, that’s a good thing. Thank you to Pixna, aka Jo, for sharing your appreciation of this work. Aeclectic Tarot is a wonderful site for checking out decks of…

Year Ahead Spread, 2017

Last January, I shared my personal Year Ahead Spread for 2016. Looking back at it, the trends it forecasted did not all come true in the ways I expected, but looking at the cards themselves in retrospect, they are mostly appropriate to my experience of the year. My year was quite good in many ways: 2016…

Turning the Wheel to 2017

The Wheel is always turning, whether we mark that turn or not. Nonetheless, it is easy to let the Wheel turn without acknowledgement, and so we recognize turns of the Wheel and honor them at certain points.   Here I’ve drawn the cards that numerically represent 2017: The Wheel comes first, not only to acknowledge…

About Infinities

Sometimes we think of infinity as being singular: so big, so encompassing, that everything is included and becomes one, but is somehow also beyond the concept of One. But, just as there can be very, very large “ones” (like big infinity itself) as well as very very small “ones” (like a single atom or smaller)…

Tarot Reading for the Collective ~ September 2016

Lovely reading from Sarah Barry using the Orbifold! Sarah has a wonderful way of looking at these cards, skillfully blending her experience of tarot’s archetypal structure with what she sees in each image, including the simplified but evocative images in the Orbifold. Continue enjoying Sarah’s work by visiting her blog for previous monthly readings and…

My Perspective and #TarotsoWhite

Originally posted on benebell wen:
It begins around 25:11 when one of my favorite YouTube personalities Kelly-Ann Maddox talks about #TarotsoWhite and the “overwhelming lack of racial diversity in tarot and oracle decks.” Maddox covers it all. She acknowledges white privilege, too much whiteness in the human depictions on tarot decks, disappointment in the fetishization of…

A year in review, and top 10

It’s my Blogiversary! One year ago today, I began this blog — and what a year it has been! My first post was a response to the unease I felt in witnessing the reactivity among some members of the online tarot community, and I felt that another reactive comment was not necessary, but rather a…

The 15 Most Commonly Asked Questions in Tarot

This is just too funny! Reblog from Jack of Wands Tarot Before you read this, caveat lector: I am feeling rather silly today. I am sitting in my apartment in pajama bottoms and a sweatshirt, eating Greek yoghurt out of the carton and spinning around in … Source: The 15 Most Commonly Asked Questions in Tarot