An Interview with Marianne of Two Sides Tarot

When I wandered into the wild world of internet tarot two years ago, Marianne of Two Sides Tarot was one of the first cardslingers I discovered. I was scrolling through Siobhan's tarotscopes when I came upon her contribution, and it was immediately apparent that she was talented. I'm always delighted to discover a taroist who's … Continue reading An Interview with Marianne of Two Sides Tarot

“I Just Can’t Even” Tarot Spread

We've all had those days, folks--no matter how hard you try to get it together, it ain't happening. You're in the middle of a project and things aren't going the way you'd like and you want to throw your hands up in defeat. You keep trying to start something, but lose interest, take a different … Continue reading “I Just Can’t Even” Tarot Spread

5 Ways to Make Spring Fever Your Friend (And a New Tarot Spread!)

The sun has warmed and the flowers have bloomed. Dogs and babies and grown-as men and women are laughing more, jostling more, smiling more. The smell of coffee emanating from the cafe seems deeper, more intoxicating. And everybody looks damn good. It's official: spring fever has hit me like a Mac truck. It happens every … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Spring Fever Your Friend (And a New Tarot Spread!)

Three Tarot Spreads for Working With the Moon

The connection between tarot and our closest celestial body is varied and deep. Most overtly, The Moon card illustrates the portal into shadow--that which is hidden in the subconscious and is revealed through reflection and exploration. As the moon reflects the light from the sun, its understated brilliance is an illusion, one that we seek to … Continue reading Three Tarot Spreads for Working With the Moon

How I Learned to Embrace my “Clair”

I believe in science. For decades it was the divine masculine to my literary divine feminine. The idea that one can't legitimately assert something without measurable proof is comforting, humbling, and rewarding--if you want anyone to respect your ideas, you're going to have to do the work to convince them that you aren't just pulling this … Continue reading How I Learned to Embrace my “Clair”

Three Tarot Spreads to Help You Plan Your Week

It was roughly seven months ago that I self-initiated into the worldwide cult of paper planning. Though I'd always proudly described myself as a free-spirit and a lovable scatterbrain, missing dates and forgetting deadlines was getting really old. I bit the bullet and bought myself a planner, but it regrettably stayed blank for weeks. Determined … Continue reading Three Tarot Spreads to Help You Plan Your Week

A Guide to Intuitive Tarot Reading

When I first tackled the behemoth that is tarot study, I armed myself with a deck, a beginner's collection of tarot books, and a few blank journals to jot some notes in. Honestly, I didn't think it was going to be that hard. I mean, I'd gotten down and dirty with Deleuze, Foucault, and Heidegger--what … Continue reading A Guide to Intuitive Tarot Reading

Fever-Dream Protest in Bilbao: An Exploration of The Emperor

It is April in Bilbao, 2006. Our train pulls into a deserted station; it is 5:45 AM and the city sleeps. Using a Frommer's map and our limited knowledge of Spanish, we find our way to the city's welcome center, but it has yet to open. In the meantime, we rest our bodies on benches … Continue reading Fever-Dream Protest in Bilbao: An Exploration of The Emperor

Transitional Healing Tarot Spread

I've been a witch for three years now. Before that, I was a proud atheist, but I was still trying to discover the meaning of life and find my place in the vast web of existence. And way back in space and time when I was a child who maybe/probably believed in god, I wondered … Continue reading Transitional Healing Tarot Spread

Exploring the Mind/Body Connection in Tarot

My husband got sick five days ago. It didn't worry me--I don't automatically get sick just because he does, and I felt absolutely fine. A few evenings later, however, my nose began to run. About a half-second later, I felt my body slacken and weaken. Goddammit, I thought. I don't have time to be sick … Continue reading Exploring the Mind/Body Connection in Tarot