Happy Fool’s Day!

Today marks the end of this phase of the Orbi-Fool’s journey. The last of all pre-orders will be sent out today, and I want to thank everyone for your patience, support, and interest in this deck. I’m proud of what I created, and humbly hope it exceeds everyone’s expectations. And of course with the end of…

What’s in your basket?

Happy Easter weekend, everyone! The OrbiBunny is busy this weekend, packing and shipping some very festive parcels… There may even be an Easter surprise in some of them! All Indigogo backers’ orders are going out this weekend, with most already on their way! The rest of the pre-orders and new orders ship immediately after I’ve…

Top 3 things to consider when buying a new tarot deck

Tarot deck publishing is big business. There is, it seems, a deck out there for EVERYONE no matter the theme. But, when faced with so much choice, what should you consider before investing in a deck? For me, 3 things are of primary importance: Visual Communication Production Quality Originality There are a few other aspects…

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

Lovers’ Links — a Simple Love Meditation

In the interest of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d explore a meditation based on the Orbifold Tarot’s Lovers card, which can be done as a devotional practice for your lover or deity, as a couple to be done together, or as a single person for some good old self-love 🙂 To begin, let’s look at…

Pairspectives #4: The in-Between

One of my favourite Sanskrit mantras dealing with duality appears, at its surface, to expound the virtue of crossing from one side of duality to the other. asato mā sad gamaya, tamaso mā jyotir gamaya, mṛtyor mā amṛtaṃ gamaya Lead me from the unreal to the real; From ignorance to illumination; From death to immortality A…

February Friday Fever!

Happy Friday, everyone! Melt those winter blues and pre-heat into spring… Introducing February Friday Fever! For the month of February, I am offering a 33% discount on readings booked for Fridays — there are only 5 spots available for each Friday! Additionally, each Friday will feature a different available reading: Friday February 5: A Pairspectives…

Choosing the “Right” Tarot Deck

Originally posted on Circle Ways & Evolutionary Tarot:
In online fora and in conversations with prospective students, I’m often asked, “James, what’s a good beginner’s tarot deck?”  My answer is that I don’t believe that there’s such a thing as a beginner’s deck or an advanced person’s deck. There’s a world of images out there…

Deck Anatomy

I’ve always viewed tarot as a complete representation of us. No matter which cards are drawn, the entire pack is within us, so every single card is ALWAYS relevant… But of course there are times when certain aspects of ourselves are more prevalent than others.

Pairspectives #3: Decision

Our most difficult decisions are probably when both choices seem absolutely equal — in rewards and risks, benefits and sacrifices. This is, of course, what makes them so difficult! When presented with unequal choice, the decisions are not usually so difficult. We may still not necessarily make the “right” choices, due to a number of…