Where Is Dewey? – A Missing Person Reading

An 84 (or 82, depending on which part of this article you believe) year-old man with dementia has gone missing in Tamworth, NH. https://www.wmur.com/article/search-for-missing-tamworth-man-is-suspended/23164418 I performed my "World of Hurt" missing-person spread to see if I can learn anything about his status; the deck is the Golden Universal. The first King to appear in the … Continue reading Where Is Dewey? – A Missing Person Reading

The “Monkey in the Middle” Problem Clarification Spread

Every so often we all encounter situations where we're stumped  by the meaning of a particular card in a particular reading. A common practice is to pull more cards to clarify the interpretation, but I prefer to take my cue from A.E. Waite's Pictorial Key to the Tarot and use the problem card as the "Significator" in a new … Continue reading The “Monkey in the Middle” Problem Clarification Spread

The Jabberwocky and the Thoth Tarot

There is something slightly dismal about the opening and closing stanzas of the famous Lewis Carroll nonsense poem that reminds me of some of the more unsettling cards of the Thoth deck (must be those flimsy, miserable, shabby-looking birds described by Humpty Dumpty).  I took on the interesting challenge of finding correlations between the cards and the rest … Continue reading The Jabberwocky and the Thoth Tarot

Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: The Pentacles Court

The members of the Pentacles court (also called Disks or Coins depending on the deck) are the "planners" of tarot royalty. They are for the most part orderly and regular, not prone to flights of fancy and wasted motion (or for that matter, emotion). Give them a set of rules and they will follow it … Continue reading Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: The Pentacles Court

Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: The Swords Court

The members of the Swords court are the "thinkers" of tarot royalty. Their domain includes anything to do with mental pursuits, from education to arguments and legal disputes.  In the simplest terms, they often involve a decision the seeker is facing or a quandary that will soon appear, and can suggest the proper "angle of attack" in confronting … Continue reading Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: The Swords Court

Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: The Cups Court

The members of the Cups court are the "emoters" of tarot royalty; I would have said "feelers," but it's too passive a word for the more assertive side of elemental Water (and it seems a little too tritely mystical in a "New-Age-y" way). They may choose to keep their feelings to themselves but are just as likely to … Continue reading Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: The Cups Court

Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: The Wands Court

The members of the Wands court are the "doers" of tarot royalty. In business settings they personify the risk-taking entrepreneurs and adventurers, in social terms the  "movers and shakers" who can be more style than substance. They symbolize the human qualities of ambition, enthusiasm, enterprise, initiative, inspiration, excitement, boldness, opportunism - in short, just about any attribute that embraces vigorous and spirited … Continue reading Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: The Wands Court

Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: A Brief Introduction

Any detailed examination of the tarot court cards  will inevitably encounter the confusion surrounding the different titles given to the cards over their 600-year history. In early decks like the Tarot de Marseille, it was transparent: the cards showed the members of a medieval royal hierarchy. The Kings were seated on thrones, variously bearded and suitably august in … Continue reading Tarot 101, My Way – Court Cards: A Brief Introduction

Where Is “Rogue #13” (Carrie’s Killer)?

As promised, I ran the King of Swords from the previous "Whodunit" reading through my "Sundial Location Spread." I also used the RWS Centennial Edition for this layout. The Significator turned up in the South quadrant, implying a warm, sunny place. If the suspect was over 45 years old at the time of the  murder, … Continue reading Where Is “Rogue #13” (Carrie’s Killer)?

Who Killed Carrie? – A “Whodunit” Example Reading

This is the first use of the "Rogue's Gallery" spread I posted earlier today. Fourteen-year-old Carrie Moss was found murdered in New Boston, NH in 1989; no charges have ever been filed in her death. I used the RWS Centennial Edition deck in this reading. http://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-unsolved-case-file-carrie-moss/22551101 In this instance, the Ace of Swords turned up … Continue reading Who Killed Carrie? – A “Whodunit” Example Reading