Reversed Cards As Psychological Cues

I know I'm repeating myself here, but I draw few psychological inferences (not none, but certainly not many) from my tarot readings. I'm an "action-and-event" kind of guy, and would rather explore what could potentially happen in a situation and not what someone else "thinks or feels" might happen, since (putting it kindly) they may … Continue reading Reversed Cards As Psychological Cues

The “Six Particulars” Past-Life-Reading Spread

I often see people online asking whether anyone does past-life readings with the tarot. I've only had prior experience with psychic past-life readings, but it seemed like a reasonable proposition so I created this spread to attempt it. I could only come up with six questions that were broad enough to be answered with the … Continue reading The “Six Particulars” Past-Life-Reading Spread

Much Ado About Nothing? – The Problem with Trump Cards in Prediction

Although I've been working up to it for a while, I recently decided to take a more measured stance regarding the significance of trump cards in my personal readings (but not in those for other people since I won't presume to tinker with their destiny; that's for them to decide upon seeing the cards). I've … Continue reading Much Ado About Nothing? – The Problem with Trump Cards in Prediction

When Stability Goes Stale: A Study of the Fours and the Binary Paradigm

My assumption has always been that Four is one of the "good" numbers: it is the doubling of the binary (Two), which is the root of conciliation and harmony, as well as the source of the term foursquare, which means "standing squarely and solidly." It is synonymous with stability and anything in a steady-state condition. … Continue reading When Stability Goes Stale: A Study of the Fours and the Binary Paradigm

The “Time Passages” Long-Range Life-Reading Spread, Parts One and Two

As promised yesterday, here is my latest attempt at creating a spread (actually two interlocking spreads) that can be used to provide long-range developmental insights as far out as three years in time. It uses a split deck (Major and Minor sub-packs) in the first phase only, and consists of two separate parts. Part One … Continue reading The “Time Passages” Long-Range Life-Reading Spread, Parts One and Two

The Practicality of Long-Range Readings

I recently received a request to do a professional tarot reading that spanned up to a two-year period. I thought long and hard about attempting it, but ultimately decided that it wouldn't be prudent, primarily because the topic was "personal life" circumstances, which can often be a euphemism for relationship matters, and situations involving other … Continue reading The Practicality of Long-Range Readings

Bridging the Gap Between Magic and Meaning

You will often hear me say that, at least in my own work, divination is a subliminal process rooted in the unconscious (or, if you like, "Higher Self") that relies heavily on imagination, inspiration and ingenuity to tease practical messages from evocative symbolism that is typically shrouded in rather obscure "magical" imagery. In the best … Continue reading Bridging the Gap Between Magic and Meaning