I remember learning to ride my new two-wheeled bike without training wheels when I was a kid. I wore a hole through the soles of my new tennis shoes that July, because I was afraid to put both feet on the pedals and go! Instead, I used my feet as training wheels, dragging them along … More Tarot as Spiritual Training Wheels
Wolfgang Giegerich (Post-Jungian Psychologist) summarizes an ancient Icelandic saga in the beginning of his book, “The Soul’s Logical Life”: The “saga is about a young man who was a stay-at-home. His mother could not stand this and tried to rouse him with biting remarks. Finally she was successful. The young man got up from behind … More An Ancient Icelandic Illustration of the Hanged Man in Reverse
In Tarot, the Pentacle suit symbolizes anything to do with the material world; those things we need in our lives to not only survive, but thrive—finances / money, a roof over our head, food on our table, a job, business, property, relationship, even health—any material / physical aspect required to live on this earth as … More The Eight of Pentacles–A very persistent message from Spirit lately!
On my walk yesterday evening I was inspired to write about the crescent moon symbol when I spied this beauty peeking out from behind a majestic pine. There are three Tarot cards in the Morgan-Greer deck that contain this particular moon-phase imagery (waxing), and it helps to understand the symbol to interpret one of these … More The Crescent Moon
We display wreaths in times of memorial and celebrations, as well as during the Advent season. Based on the short synopsis below, you can learn a little about why this tradition is so prevalent, even if we’re not consciously aware of the depth of meaning. With the following information, when the cards in this post … More Symbolism of the Wreath for the Holiday Season as well as Tarot
Many of us believe we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience, and that we are naturally one with Spirit. But to navigate this physical world successfully we, as humans, have developed an ego—what Carl Jung called the “constellating complex,” a necessary aspect of psyche that helps us make decisions, organize the world for understanding, … More Why Use a Pendulum?
In the upright position, this is truly a card of happiness, fulfillment, and wellbeing. Although not all of us find ourselves in those emotional (cups) conditions around Thanksgiving, movement toward a more positive outlook is helpful. Take a moment to give gratitude for what you already have—no matter how meager it may seem. “Fake it … More A Tarot Card for Thanksgiving–the Nine of Cups
The Morgan-Greer Tarot deck is my favorite, but I also read the Mystical Lenormand deck. This “Le petite Jeu” (French for “Little Game”) consists of 36 cards and is derived from the card game “Das Spiel Der Hoffnung” (German for “Game of Hope”). Marketing existed even in the 1700’s! To increase sales of this deck it was … More Mystical Lenormand
Here we see sisterhood, harmonious relationship, contentment, gathering (the Rider-Waite version shows three women dancing together), fruitfulness, or possibly a simple resounding “yes!” and/or happiness—as always, the interpretation depends on the reading. This card also illustrates the feminine trinity of Maiden, Mother, Crone (note the wreath in each woman’s hair—spring, summer, winter). Look closely and … More The Three of Cups
The traditional Rider-Waite deck shows a stealthy “spy” gathering secret intelligence from the enemy’s camp (swords represent knowledge and strength, as well as conflict). The same can be seen in the Morgan Greer rendition, shown here. But in this deck the knowledge represented by the gathered swords is shadow—not meaning “bad” or “dark,” but possibly … More The Seven of Swords