I’ve been involved with tarot and astrology since 1970, having been introduced to both while in Germany via Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs and the recently-published Aquarian Tarot. My long-standing fascination with Aleister Crowley’s Thoth deck and its companion Book of Thoth persisted from 1971 until 2011, when I joined the (sadly now defunct) Aeclectic Tarot forum and expanded my reach with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and its spin-offs, along with the Lenormand tradition, horary astrology and geomancy. For those with long memories, I’ve been going by “Barleywine” on the tarot forums since 2011.
After learning to hand-calculate natal charts from Jeff Mayo’s books, I began my in-depth astrological studies with the writing of Dane Rudhyar and Marc Edmund Jones, followed by that of psychological astrologer Robert Hand. After Rob Hand distanced himself from modern astrology in favor of a classical Hellenistic approach, I began slowly backsliding (or awakening, depending on your viewpoint) into the methods of traditional astrology, which is where I am today. My main interest is horary.
I’m currently reading tarot professionally in the Keene, NH area, and am a member of the Massachusetts Tarot Society and the Cartomancy Forum. I’ve been published regularly in the American Tarot Association’s monthly newsletter and quarterly journal, and more recently in the international quarterly journal, The Cartomancer.
I’m now offering on-line tarot and horary astrology readings. See the sidebar description and contact me if interested.