Extreme Makeover: Imperatrix to Earth Mother

The esoteric revisionism of the 18th and 19th Centuries produced many imaginative additions to the existing lexicon of  divinatory keywords for the tarot trump cards, which was previously anemic at best. What was once a simple court jester - and mad at that - became a "wise Fool" with a mission, what began as an … Continue reading Extreme Makeover: Imperatrix to Earth Mother

A 1980 Cold-Case Reading

I recently came across a news report about an investigation by local police and FBI agents into a 37-year-old New Hampshire (USA) missing-person "cold case." http://www.wmur.com/article/officials-search-for-evidence-related-to-1980-missing-person-case/13521816 I have a spread designed for missing-person divination and decided to apply it to this case. Here is the layout: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kz9ay5wf44526er/Train%20to%20Nowhere%20Spread.pdf?dl=0 The spread has thirteen positions modeled after a … Continue reading A 1980 Cold-Case Reading

Leaving the Crossroads: A Chariot to Go

In reading Roberts Place's volume, The Tarot: History, Symbolism and Divination, I encountered his association of Plato's threefold subdivision of the human soul with the septenary (3x7) arrangement of the tarot trumps (the Fool is set apart as a “wild card”). Plato's unevolved “soul of appetite” corresponds to the seven-card series from the Magician to … Continue reading Leaving the Crossroads: A Chariot to Go