May 25th is World Tarot Day, and to celebrate, I'm going to show you an activity I loved for learning the importance of boundaries. Being able to discern between rigid and weak, versus healthy and strong boundaries is a great ability to have for all relationships. Whether personal and romantic, familial, or even in a … Continue reading An exercise about boundaries for World Tarot Day
Lughnasadh is a Celtic festival celebrated on the 1st of August. However, as the Celts marked a new day at sunset, really it is from sunset on the 31st July, to sunset on the 1st of August. It marks the beginning of the harvest season, halfway between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. It … Continue reading Lughnasadh Spread for Gratitude and Facing Fear
Cat Tarot Wrap, Purple Tarot Pouch, Purple Tarot Cloth, Four of Cups: This Might Hurt, Ace of Cups: Sasuraibito Your First Deck There's this really pervasive myth that your first tarot deck should be gifted to you. I don't know where this comes from, but to me that seems a lot like gatekeeping. I wouldn't … Continue reading How do I get started with tarot?
Simon Baron-Cohen (yes, related to Sacha) is a British researcher who developed the idea that Autism is caused by an 'extreme male brain'. This is a very controversial hypothesis. It's the idea that Autistic people, regardless of gender process the world 'through a male lens', have typically male interests, and struggle with tasks that women … Continue reading What’s the difference between sympathy, empathy, and compassion, and why does it matter?
You sit down with your deck of cards, maybe a cup of tea ready, perhaps a reading cloth laid out or a notebook by your side. Most of the time, I practice in silence so that I can focus on the cards in front of me. But music can add extra dimension to a reading, … Continue reading 3 Magical Musicians To Uplift Your Tarot Practice
Sasuraibito tarot The Suit of Pentacles is associated with the element of earth. This suit is very grounded, practical and hardworking. Concerned with matters of the material world, this isn't a very spiritual suit, but it does have a love for nature and abundance. Sometimes called the Suit of Coins, it is also associated with … Continue reading Court Cards: Practical Pentacles
This Might Hurt Tarot The Suit of Swords contains some of the most painful cards in the tarot. The sword can be used to cut through illusion, and it is used by heroes. But it also can cause pain and suffering. In tarot, the swords represent thoughts, communication, and the mind. Many of us harm … Continue reading Court Cards: Rational Swords
Mac enjoying the Considerate Cat Tarot This review is not sponsored. Considerate Cat Tarot is a crowd funded tarot deck featuring the stories of rescue cats. The deck contains over 150 illustrations of cats, most of them real life cats with stories to tell. Each deck contains 78 cards that stay true to classic Tarot … Continue reading Tarot Deck Review: Considerate Cat
Borderless Rider-Waite-Smith The Cups Suit is associated with water, and represents emotions, love, relationships, intuition, and so on. It focuses on your inner experiences, and how you connect to the world around you. Although it can often be a harmonious suit, strong and uncontrollable emotions can cause us a lot of harm. We see how … Continue reading Court Cards: Overflowing Cups
Modern Witch tarot A lot of people struggle to connect with the Court (sometimes known as Face) cards. Maybe it's difficult to relate to royalty (for some maybe not!) or maybe it's because there isn't as much of a story in the images. The Pages all just stand there, the Knights are always on a … Continue reading Court Cards: Fiery Wands