The “Pushmi-Pullyu” Relationship Development Spread

Rex Harrison with the Pushmi-Pullyu from "Dr. Doolittle" I was thinking over the observation from my last post about the description of the ideal human relationship (typically but not always romantic) as "two individuals revolving around a common goal in perfectly concentric orbits, moving at the same speed in the same direction in exquisite two-part … Continue reading The “Pushmi-Pullyu” Relationship Development Spread

A Tarot de Marseille Process Analysis

As I gain experience with it, I find that divination with the Tarot de Marseille (TdM) is best suited for providing a literal perspective (as with the Lenormand cards) rather than for the more symbolic, impressionistic approach used with most modern tarot decks. This is due primarily to their spare presentation that doesn't encourage much … Continue reading A Tarot de Marseille Process Analysis

A Process-Management “Playbook” Spread

This post is more academic than most in that it takes a detailed look at principles that are usually more aligned with business objectives than personal goals. The ideal querent for this approach would be a hands-on administrator in any commercial or institutional venture that is process-intensive. This spread proposes that successfully managing the development … Continue reading A Process-Management “Playbook” Spread

The “Fountain of Truth” Alternate Trending Option

Even those of us who have spent decades reading the cards are sometimes compelled to come up with creative stopgap measures to "skin the proverbial cat" when our usual approach falters. Here I'm tackling what I perceive to be an inherent weakness in the traditional Celtic Cross spread: the interpretation of the "crowning" card as … Continue reading The “Fountain of Truth” Alternate Trending Option

A “Build-It-As-You-Go” Example Reading: Hurricane Dorian

UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian did in fact spare southeastern North Carolina any significant damage, and made landfall on the Outer Banks in line with my alternate prediction. There was some serious damage on Okacroke Island. Interestingly, as the hurricane approached Wilmington, NC, I was asked to do another reading about the likelihood of a tornado in … Continue reading A “Build-It-As-You-Go” Example Reading: Hurricane Dorian

The Repurposed Significator: A Comprehensive Overview

In previous posts I've mentioned the idea of reinstating the Significator card in my Celtic Cross readings (something I did away with as unnecessary a while ago) for the sole purpose of identifying through its facing whether the querent is consciously focused (or unconsciously fixated) on the past, the present or the future of the … Continue reading The Repurposed Significator: A Comprehensive Overview

Time’s Up! Further Thoughts on Tarot Timing

A logical follow-up to my post on "timing cards" ( is to find a consistent way to bring them to bear in any spread. The most obvious solution would be to simply apply my table to the "outcome" card, but not all of my spreads have outcome cards as such. A better approach may be … Continue reading Time’s Up! Further Thoughts on Tarot Timing

Finally . . . A Valid I Ching/Tarot Reading

I think I have most of the kinks worked out of this spread, and the decks I selected seem like a winning combination. For this reading I used the boldly-colored Albano-Waite RWS deck and the similarly vibrant Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus as companions to Anthony Clark's I Ching Pack. The Albano-Waite executes the table of … Continue reading Finally . . . A Valid I Ching/Tarot Reading