To test this spread, I asked how effective the US government's response to the COVID-19 crisis is going to be. I used the dazzling Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus Tarot (a Thoth clone), with reversals. Note that, in this case, the only relevant aspects of the two court cards are their facing and orientation; they aren't … Continue reading An “Agree to Disagree” Example Reading
On every New Moon I try to remember to do my Lunar Month Look-Ahead spread for the upcoming 28-day period, and the March New Moon occurred today, March 24. With what has been going on in the world, it seemed like an especially good month to do one. This time I brought out the Anna … Continue reading Lunar Month Look-Ahead for March-April 2020
I performed my Quarterly Outlook spread for the first quarter of the zodiacal year beginning March 20, 2020. I used the Waite-Smith Centennial Pocket Edition with reversals for this reading. This 3-month layout displays two different developmental arcs that are, at least on the surface, out-of-sync with one another. The weekly cards are for the … Continue reading A 2020 Spring Equinox Quarterly Outlook
UPDATE: Turns out I was barking up the wrong site. Later that day I joined the Tarot Study Group (Facebook page) and found what I was looking for. They are an agreeable bunch (Lovers), they keep me hopping (Magician) and I feel like something of an "elder statesman" there (Hierophant). Original Post: I decided to … Continue reading A “Diurnal Footprint” Example Reading
With the global response to the spread of the COVID-19 coronovirus bordering on panic, doubts have been raised about the viability of continued globalization in world affairs. I decided to take out my reliable sociopolitical bellwether, the Post-Modern Tarot to ask the question "What will become of the New World Order in the wake of … Continue reading New World Disorder?
As a way to test this spread, I decided to take a look at the prospects for my own life over the next three years. My main area of interest lay in the "Health & Happiness" category, especially involving my physical well-being. I used the RWS Centennial edition for 2020, the Thoth for 2021 and … Continue reading A “Time Passages” Long-Range Example Reading
With the 2019-nCoV ("COVID-19") coronavirus spreading relentlessly worldwide, I decided to do a reading to examine what the chances are for a global pandemic of epic proportions to occur over the next few months. I had not yet had the opportunity to test my apocalyptic forecast (the "Armchair Cynic's Guide to the End of the … Continue reading Virus Alert!
Since I have no suitable client readings in the queue, I decided to test this spread on myself, asking the question "Who am I at this point in my life?" I used the Waite-Smith Centennial Pocket Edition with reversals, and drew the court-card Significator randomly. The King of Wands as representative of my "Root Character" … Continue reading A “Root-to-Fruit” Psychological Profile Reading
I'm always looking for new learning approaches to improve my grasp of tarot card combinations. With a couple of million possible permutations of ten cards out of a total of 78, my regular use of the Celtic Cross isn't going to cover all of them any time soon, and working through them methodically from beginning-to-end … Continue reading Taking the Trumps for a Spin
Since there has been nothing new in the media on the whereabouts of April Bailey, who disappeared in mid-January, I decided to pursue two additional readings to further explore her fate. The first is intended to ascertain in blunt terms whether she is still alive, and uses the Albano-Waite RWS deck without reversals, and the … Continue reading What Happened to April? – A Physical Status and Location Snapshot