2+3=1 : Communicative Tension

I recently watched a YouTube video on the history of writing. Near the end, it summed up the dichotomous tension faced by all written expressions of language — and indeed spoken language as well — the balance between sound and meaning, reader and writer, information and recognition, flexibility and consistency. These dichotomies, and the tension…

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…

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…

Pairspectives #2: Knowing Choices

This exercise will help you recognize reading patterns, help you develop your intuitive skills, as well as developing discernment around projection vs reality. All of this will in turn help you see through the cards and your own biases to the heart of matters you inquire about.

Pairspectives #1: Cut Deep

This is less of a 2-card reading, and more of a one-card reading plus a bias, but it starts moving us out of one-card territory.

2-Card Readings: Pairspectives Series

Cards are best viewed in relationship. Here’s an exercise to develop the most important relationship in your life — your relationship with yourself

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The mind unfolds, then collapses. Unfolds again, and collapses yet again… endlessly.

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.