An Astro-Tarot Analysis of a Suicide

This is a detailed study of a recent death-by-suicide using a method I've been developing for combining astrological and tarot techniques in horoscopic analysis. The event occurred following a family celebration; I was present at both the gathering and the scene of death. Here is the astro-tarot map for the transits at 10:00 PM on … Continue reading An Astro-Tarot Analysis of a Suicide

Client #1 Celtic Cross Reading

This is the first of three free readings I'm offering on a first-come, first-served basis to anyone who is interested. (See my previous post.) The window of opportunity will remain open until the end of today. Position #1 (“Covering”) - the Moon: As the “covering” card (also, the “heart of the matter” and “the situation … Continue reading Client #1 Celtic Cross Reading

Court Card Thumbnails: The Page/Princess of Wands

The Court Cards: The Page/Princess of Wands Titles: Earth of Fire; Princess of the Shining Flame – The Rose of the Palace of Fire Astrological Correspondence: The northwest quadrant of the zodiac, comprising the signs of Cancer, Leo and Virgo. Commentary: Golden Dawn “Liber T” (S.L. Mathers): “Brilliance, courage, beauty, force, sudden in anger or … Continue reading Court Card Thumbnails: The Page/Princess of Wands

Court Card Thumbnails: The Knight/Prince of Wands

The Court Cards: The Knight/Prince of Wands Titles: Air of Fire; The Prince of the Chariot of Fire Astrological Correspondence: 21° degrees of Cancer to 20° degrees of Leo Commentary: Golden Dawn “Liber T” (S.L. Mathers): “Swift, strong, hasty, rather violent, yet just and generous, noble and scorning meanness. If ill-dignified, cruel, intolerant, prejudiced and … Continue reading Court Card Thumbnails: The Knight/Prince of Wands

Court Card Thumbnails: The Queen of Wands

The Court Cards: The Queen of Wands Titles: Water of Fire; The Queen of the Thrones of Flame Astrological Correspondence: 21° Pisces to 20° Aries Commentary: Golden Dawn “Liber T” (S.L. Mathers): “Adaptability, steady force applied to an object. Steady rule; great attractive power, power of command, yet liked notwithstanding. Kind and generous when not … Continue reading Court Card Thumbnails: The Queen of Wands

Court Card Thumbnails: An Introduction

This brief introduction  sets the stage for a series of posts on the tarot court cards taken from material I developed for my "Tarot 101" beginner's course last year. The Structure of the Tarot: The Court Cards The cards representing medieval royalty are some of the most difficult to interpret for beginners and experienced readers … Continue reading Court Card Thumbnails: An Introduction

Lunar Cycle Outlook, November-December 2017

The Star Tarot by Cathy McClelland was used for this reading. The November-December, 2017 lunation cycle began with the New Moon on November 18. The weekly period from the New Moon to the First Quarter on November 26 is dominated by fiery Wands cards, implying a vigorous, stimulating start to the lunar month. The 9 … Continue reading Lunar Cycle Outlook, November-December 2017

Of Ants and Grasshoppers

If I may exercise a little alchemical "creative license" here, in the last half of the Fool's Journey, it is the Hanged Man's mission to submit to sacrifice on the altar of Justice, then undergo  radical reduction (Death), transmutation (Temperance), testing (Devil), purification (Tower), sublimation (Star), infusion (Moon), revitalization, (Sun) retrial (Judgement) and restoration (World). … Continue reading Of Ants and Grasshoppers