How Tarot Reading Works: A Spiritual, Archetypal, Mythic, and Mythopoetic Discussion

 This blog post has been buzzing around in my head for quite a while!  My conscious intention was to write it to help current and prospective clients–anyone with questions, to understand the process.  But, as I wrote I realized it was a valuable exercise to even help me crystalize the mystical way a reading comes together! … More How Tarot Reading Works: A Spiritual, Archetypal, Mythic, and Mythopoetic Discussion

Birds as Oracles: Red-Winged Black Bird Returns

His is the first accentuated cry I recognize when I arrive at the guesthouse aptly named “Little Dryad.” There must be water close by, I idly think to myself. Soon I find a small creek edged with reeds and bush and understand the Red-Winged Black Bird’s presence.  (“Birds as Oracles” is a Seven-Minute Read) Upon … More Birds as Oracles: Red-Winged Black Bird Returns

St. Valentine’s Day: A Celebration of Romance

A Celebration of Romance: Valentine’s Day has a reputation for being a commercial holiday, invented by a greeting card company. That is surely partially true, but the roots of St. Valentine’s Day go back to early Christianity, as well as the pre-ancient Roman pastural festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated to avert evil spirits and … More St. Valentine’s Day: A Celebration of Romance

Pendulum use in a scientific prove-it-to-me world

Regarding Pendulum use in a scientific prove-it-to-me world:  Empirical studies on this topic are generally 20th century, typically framed around Dowsing Rods.  Scientists often correlate results to Telluric Currents or the Ideomotor Effect in a prove-it-to-me world.  Traditional scientific researchers have basically dropped experiments around this topic, even though evidence exists that Dowsing Rods / Pendulums … More Pendulum use in a scientific prove-it-to-me world

The “Cold Moon”

The full “Cold Moon” (aka “Long Night Moon,” “Moon Before Yule,” “Oak Moon,” and “Bitter Moon”) arrives at 12:49pm today (rising at 5:28pm), one day after the Winter Solstice. This close correspondence between Solstice and the full moon won’t happen again until 2094 so, if possible, find a few moments to bask in the glow … More The “Cold Moon”