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How many reversed cards in a Tarot reading?

How many reversed cards should we expect in an average Tarot reading? The binomial probability distribution helps us refine our intuition to understand that six to eight reversals out of ten is normal. Continue reading

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Elemental Dignities: a few examples

Considering the Elemental Dignities among three cards can show which cards are supporting and reinforcing and which cards have friction or conflict, adding new depth to a reading. I wrote about using Elemental relationships between Tarot cards and astrological signs … Continue reading

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Reviewing divination

Star wrote recently about reviewing divination, and expressed some discomfort at the idea. I think reviews are important (although I’ve been slack at doing more of my own lately), especially for things like divination where it can be hard for … Continue reading

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How CS Lewis Taught Me Astrology

CS Lewis’ fictional descriptions helped me understand the qualities of the five classical planets because he retained pagan elements in the Medieval worldview that he studied and loved. I have written before about why I prefer other forms of divination … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Fortune or the Wheel of the Year?

(I’m late with my new moon article on divination again; I apologize. The piece I was writing for that decided to grow into something bigger, so in its place I have slightly expanded on this snippet from a lesson I … Continue reading

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“Breaking Curses” a fundamental characteristic of “Apostles”

We’ve been hearing more and more about the New Apostolic Reformation lately, led by “apostles” such as Cindy Jacobs, John Benefiel, and C. Peter Wagner. In a book by Wagner about what it means to be an “apostle” today, he … Continue reading

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Kore and the Eleusinian Mysteries: A Tarot Spread to Encounter Persephone

I’ve finished Level 2 of my studies with the Order of the White Moon! Here’s my goddess project for this level. It’s also in the OWM Goddess Gallery with images. The rituals of the Eleusinian Mysteries centered on the worship … Continue reading

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Ecstatic Tarot

I think Tarot is often an ecstatic experience, but not in the way we usually think about ecstasy. Most people, even most devoted Tarot readers, wouldn’t describe Tarot as necessarily a joyful experience. A lot of people who only get … Continue reading

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Why No Tarot Under 18?

I’m honored that Alison Leigh Lilly and Jeff Lilly spent time on their inaugural podcast of Dining With Druids discussing my draft of a Tarot Code of Ethics. One of the issues they examined is why I will not read … Continue reading

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What is a Tarot reading like?

Someone asked me recently what happens, generally, when I do a Tarot reading. Since I think that’s a great introductory question that more people might like to ask, here’s my answer: Laying the groundwork: This is when I get to … Continue reading

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