Giving your Presence

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness. ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh At one time or another, we will all encounter situations when we simply want to help someone in need, and yet we may not know what to do for or what to say to them — the avenues you are used to providing…

Samskara

Practice doesn’t make perfect; it makes permanent. ~ Chuck Miller   Knight of Earth — Persistence in Action from The Orbifold Tarot

Orbifold Basics Instructional Series

Some of you may already have watched several of the Orbifold basics videos, and others I’ve put out on the deck, and to make your viewing easier I have set all of the Basics series (so far, a few more to come) in a YouTube playlist: There is also a longer, more complete playlist on…

The Tyldwick Tarot — a review and sample reading

I’ve had this deck around 6 weeks now, and it is one of those treasures whose richness radiates from its mere presence—but its full depth can only be experienced through quiet and solitary study, letting its world sink into the unconscious and watching how that world resurfaces in the conscious mind. Instead of depicting people…

Strength and Justice: do the numbers matter?

Ever have a case of double-identity? These Majors sure do! Strength to Justice: “You’re an 8” Justice to Strength: “No, you’re an 8, I’m an 11″ Strength to Justice: “I talk about decision, you talk about balance” Justice to Strength: “Wait, I thought I talked about decision, and you talked about balance?” Hmmm… this could…

Acrostic Tarot

Originally posted on Circle Ways & Evolutionary Tarot:
An enjoyable, and creative way to pay homage to a tarot card and to gain fresh ideas about it is to use the card as a springboard for an acrostic poem.  To do this, write a card’s name or its keyword vertically on the left side of…

10 Methods for learning your new deck(s)

We’ve all been there: up late at night on Amazon or Ebay with credit card in hand… and before you know it, 3, 4, or 10 new decks are now part of your collection.

I know your pain. I’ve been there. I am there now. I will be there again.

Interior spring cleaning—Temperance

Like most tarotists, I am fascinated by what cards come off the deck when drawn blindly. There are times, though, that I feel lessons can be learned from specific cards. Those lessons do not have to come from a random pull, but are rather better absorbed from a conscious draw—especially when trends or situations are…

Let’s 10 of Swords this shit and move on!

  Have you ever thought and discussed a situation to death? Have you ever been so fed up with something that you can taste it? Have you ever agonized over something so much that you’re defeated before even dealing with it? Have you ever been so ready to move on from something that that the…

The choice of awareness — 2 of Swords

How often do we act out of reaction, and how often is it truly a conscious choice? We like to think we have free will, and indeed we do, but more often than not we act blindly from conditioned belief and habit. This is reaction, not action. The 2 of swords appropriately conveys this double-edged…