The Blessed Conduit

The Blessed Conduit

My first love in divination is rune divination and magick. So it’s nice when I can use a runic spread to define a tarot reading. Algiz is the rune I’ve used today and represents protection and a connection with Divine Presence. Known as a guardian rune, its top three branches represent Elemental Air, Fire, and Water […]

Transformation Within

Transformation Within

The 8 of Stones, The Tower, and the King of Wands comprise today’s general tarot influences. The Hanged Man is placed in the position of hidden influence and the 5 of Cups represents the outcome. Hexagrams are attached to both the 8 of Stones and the 5 of Cups involving the concept of the small with the preponderance of the small and […]

A Legacy of Justice And Fairness

A Legacy of Justice And Fairness

I decided to a reading today with the Visconti-Sforza deck in keeping with yesterday’s Sola Busca reading. This deck is one of the oldest complete decks around and I’m related to the people who commissioned its creation. Bianca Maria Visconti, a second cousin, married Francesco Sforza in 1441 in reward for a successful military campaign […]

A First Look At The Sola Busca Tarot

I love old Tarot decks. Sola Busca is reportedly one of the oldest and the first to include the Minor Arcana cards using more than just symbols. I also have the Visconti-Sforza deck which at least has a small handbook available to have some idea what the creator was thinking about when designing the cards. Not […]

Allowing A Greater Awareness Of Self

Allowing A Greater Awareness Of Self

Using my Haindl Tarot deck, I drew the 2 of Wands as significator with the 8 of Cups, The Hierophant, and the 3 of Swords as the cards of influence for today’s tarot reading. Fire, Water, and Air are present along with one card from the Major Arcana. The 26th, 33rd, and 41st hexagrams from […]

Tempering Priorities

Tempering Our Priorities

Temperance, the Son of Wands, 5 of Cups, Daughter of Wands, and the Mother of Pentacles comprise today’s tarot reading from the Wild Unknown Tarot. There is one card from the Major Arcana, one from the suit of Cups, and three Court cards, two from Wands and one from Pentacles. Missing from the spread is […]

A Serene Approach

A Serene Approach

We begin in ruin and end in catalytic change, with a serene Goddess in the middle of it all, prescient given the numerology of 1 or new beginnings and the development of the self. We come full circle with the number 1 and this reading indicates that process. Three cards from the Major Arcana along with […]

Emerging From The Inner Chrysalis Of Self

Emerging From The Inner Chrysalis Of Self

Whenever I get a numerology of thirteen in a tarot reading I consider it a Master Witch number. Not that numerologists would necessarily agree, but I’m a witch who was born on the 13th and it figures prominently in my ancestry and life. Sometimes I reduce it to 4 reflecting structure but today I prefer […]

Inner Mastery

The Inner Mastery of Self

We all seek the inner mastery of Self, even if we don’t realize we’re doing so. However, when it’s a focused experience the benefits of that level of self-discipline are maximal. Using the Wild Unknown Tarot deck I drew The High Priestess, The Chariot, and the Daughter of Pentacles to explore what influences contribute to […]

Allowing And The Illusion Of Control

Allowing And The Illusion Of Control

At first blush, Failure and Ruin don’t exactly portend a positive outcome with the Wheel of Fortune, but then that’s Tarot for you. Things aren’t always as they seem. Haindl uses Crowley’s titles for both the 7 of Stones (Disks in the Thoth Tarot) and the 10 of Swords respectively offering a negative connotation to […]