so this is the new year

I’ve been sitting on and waiting for the new year so that I could start working with my Many Moons 2020 Planner; I haven’t even brushed my hair or gotten out of my pajamas yet, but by 11:11 am I was grabbing my pen, my planner, and my RWS deck and going to work. The…

tarot spread for the new year

“What are your New Year’s Eve plans?” I got asked today in a store. “Oh, not much — hanging out at home, playing with my tarot cards.” It used to be that Halloween and New Year’s Eve were my two biggest nights for going out, dressing up, and spending a lot of time with a…

2019: closing the loop

Let’s face it — I’m not going to be able to do the rest of my side-by-sides for 2019, and it was probably never going to happen. (Oh well!) But what I can do is the reflection on the cards, and on 2019. Even pulling up this old picture reminds me that I’ve gone through…

rainy full moon

It’s the last full moon of the decade, it’s rainy, and I have a night on my own. I lit some incense (yeah!), a moon magic candle (yeah!), and watered all of my houseplants, some of which are sadder than others (oops). I also decided to pull some cards — no particular spread in mind,…

jupiter in capricorn

Lately I’ve been feeling the urge to use my Wild Unknown deck; since I’ve been using my RWS “crutches” a bit in class and when I need clear answers, I haven’t been reaching for my more mysterious decks for readings. Yesterday, Jupiter went into Capricorn, which is actually my Jupiter return — back to where…

hermit season

Or, in other words, “cozy” season. The heater’s on, my comfy slippers and hoodie have been on constantly, and it’s happened more than once that I haven’t seen a single human face in person other than my partner all day. I’m also taking some time to focus back on my guiding stars — after a…

side-by-side: the high priestess

It’s November, and I’m still working on the first half of the year with my side-by-sides! Hopefully I can get through these before I start again with New Year’s 2020… Since I took these initial pictures for the next few cards, I actually picked up another deck — the Modern Witch Tarot — which I…

tumbling down

Time just keeps getting away from me! There have been some major, major changes that have gone on in the past month; it’s been hard to turn to tarot because it keeps cheerily prompting “eight of cups, walk away for something new! page of wands, what lights your fire? eight of swords, you know you’re…

rosy lens

How do I solve my cups problems? I throw pentacles at them. Yesterday I went to my local indie bookstore and picked up two new tarot books as well as the Lioness Oracle Tarot deck. I’ve been circling around this deck for a while; the art is so stunning and juicy that you can’t look…

drive or drag

I have barely touched my cards in the last few weeks; in true Chariot year fashion, I jumped on a new lease and am now packing up my Taurus homebody life. (Sometimes to my chagrin — I packed all of my tea and then immediately wanted a cup of tea I could no longer have….