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…

blast from the past

Back in early 2011, I had just started a new job the previous November; I had come from a tough situation where I was very unhappy, followed by six months of unemployment, and now I was just a few months in. As part of the sales support team, I was included in our annual sales…

side-by-side: queen of swords

March was a very busy month, so it’s fitting that the first side-by-side I’ve gotten to catch up with had to be March. My boyfriend and I made a swift decision to jump on a new lease so a lot of things had to go into action really quickly. (Quick editor’s note — I did…

drained cup

I’ve been pretty zapped empath-wise the past week; dear friends have been going through some difficult times, and I’ve found myself flat on my back for the rest of the night, as if I were a blinking empty battery. I’ve also had a bit of impostor syndrome going on — a class I want to…

side-by-side: three of wands

Me: Gosh, why am I having such a hard time reading non-RWS decks for other people? Also me, realizing on taking this picture: Three of my five decks are Marseilles-style decks. February’s card, based on my 2019 spread, is the Three of Wands. Three in a family, that’s a magic number. I will admit that…

spike

I keep thinking, I need to write something, I need to write something. But it’s been hard to get myself to the computer. I’ve been pulling my daily cards and have been doing a specific spread (that I made up!) for the past few days. I’m getting Ace of Pentacles repeatedly — it was my…

the rws is mad at me

It’s fair to say that the RWS is not the deck I reach for most often; I’ve clicked well with the Wanderer’s Tarot and the Wild Unknown, I’m intrigued by the challenges of the Ophidia Rosa, and the Mucha deck is a nice RWS variation that, admittedly, I haven’t played with as much yet. That…