Weekly Card XVII The Star

We’ve seen the Sun and the Moon . . . . it’s about time we got around to the Star(s). We’ve got lots of cultural imagery around stars:  we wish on them, we steer by them, we’d give them to others if we could (along with the sun and moon), we sing…

Weekly Card XII The Hanged Man

Welcome to upside down world, where all seems to be topsy-turvy and no one seems to be upset about it. Except . . . when has your world been turned upside down and you kept calm and unruffled? We’ve even got expressions for some of what’s going on when we meet XII…

Weekly Card VIII/XI Strength Revisited

Since we’ve looked at VIII/XI Strength before, let’s use the beautiful Wildwood Tarot  to deepen our relationship with our inner beast, as well as with tarot. Tarot cards don’t have to be used just as a part of a spread (laying a particular number of cards in a particular arrangement).  They’re wonderful…

Weekly Card 7 of Swords Revisited

We’ve come full cycle: we’re back to the new moon. Today, western Tropical astrology has the moon in Aquarius, which corresponds to 7 of Swords. (Just to add to your connection to the moon, there are three other tarot cards with moon correspondences:  6 of Pentacles, which corresponds to moon in Taurus;…

Weekly Card 2 of Swords Revisited

Since the moon’s in Libra for most of the day today, according to Western Tropical Astrology, let’s revisit the 2 of Swords. Huh, what?! What does astrology have to do with tarot and moon . . . Libra . . . 2 of Swords . . . what??? There are correspondences between…

Weekly Card XVIII The Moon

Approximately 2 weeks later, and here we are at the full moon, the time when the light through the darkness is brightest (as long as we’ve got relatively clear nights!). Back at the new moon, we looked at II High Priestess, and the development of intuition, our inner knowing. Here at the…

Weekly Card Historical Pause

Abiding in the Sanctuary, an exciting publication that thoroughly covers Waite’s 2nd, unpublished, deck has been re-released in a limited paperback edition. Costly, but worth it! Tarot has been around for quite a while, in the scheme of a human life lasting maybe, oh, 80 years (and may we all live as…

Weekly Card II High Priestess

In honour of yesterday’s new moon – how often do we start a new year and a moon cycle on the same day?! – let’s look at one of the cards associated with the mysteries of the moon: II High Priestess. Remember, as a Major Arcana card, II High Priestess can change…

Weekly Card XXI The World

We’re within days of being at the completion of 2013, the XXI The World point of the year. XXI The World, as a part of the Major Arcana, doesn’t just bring us to the end of the year with the ticking clock.  It gives us a chance to look deeply at the…

Weekly Card 3 of Pentacles

Welcome to the world of meaningful work! 3 of Pentacles, as a 3, is expansion and expression; as a Pentacle, those exes are happening in the material world, the world of health, and the world of finances.  (Not to bring to mind those you’ve left behind.) Or maybe we do want to…