The “Fifth Element” Spiritual Input Spread

Consider this the “bonsai” version of the Tree of Life spread. It cuts right to the Abyss and doesn't sweat the small stuff. (Don't try this at home, kids!) The “Fifth Element” of the title is that of Spirit – the “Quintessence” - here represented principally by the hidden Sephiroth Da'ath, suggesting that Spirit knows … Continue reading The “Fifth Element” Spiritual Input Spread

An Indelicate Proposal? (The Client and the Cards)

One of those curious questions that occasionally pop up on the tarot forums (with what I sense is a faintly scandalized tone), and a real head-scratcher for old-timers at this stuff,  is "Do you let other people touch your cards?" The assumption is that a troubled sitter's "negative energy" will bleed all over the cards, … Continue reading An Indelicate Proposal? (The Client and the Cards)

The Fours, Fives and Sixes

In the realm of esoteric number theory, this is one of the most fascinating transitions in the entire "One-to-Ten" sequence. The Four represents the initial fulfillment of the evolving energy of an element; the One is self-contained and stationary, while the Twos and Threes are restless, one constantly oscillating between opposite poles and the other … Continue reading The Fours, Fives and Sixes

Where Is Isaiah? – A Missing Person Spread

Update: It appears the missing boy in this case found his way safely to Florida. There are no details about how that happened, or how long he may have stayed in New York City. http://www.wmur.com/article/missing-sunapee-teen-found-safe-in-florida/19459142 First a note on the method. The main problem I'm finding with this approach is that I'm using missing-person notices … Continue reading Where Is Isaiah? – A Missing Person Spread

The “What of a Much of a Which” Event Analysis Spread

Although he had more dire implications in mind, ee cummings might have been talking about the fortune-teller's art in his poem what of a much of a which of a wind (for example, "blow soon to never and never to twice"). http://plexipages.com/reflections/whatif.html One of the greatest challenges facing those who try to discern past, present … Continue reading The “What of a Much of a Which” Event Analysis Spread

“Oh, No, Not Again!” (A Simple Yes-or-No Reading)

I have a simple yes-or-no spread (titled, oddly enough, "A Simple Yes-or-No Spread") that I decided to use to find out whether New England will be hit by another major "Nor'easter" snowstorm next week. I used the Anna K Tarot, my most reliable weather-forecasting deck. For the Significator, I chose the 3 of Swords, which … Continue reading “Oh, No, Not Again!” (A Simple Yes-or-No Reading)

A Clash of Wills: Trump vs. Mueller

I used my “Enemy at the Gate” vulnerability spread to examine the ongoing confrontation between President Donald Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. I chose the Tarot of the Golden Serpent for the Significator and the “quint” cards, and the Star Tarot for the main reading. … Continue reading A Clash of Wills: Trump vs. Mueller