An exercise about boundaries for World Tarot Day

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

What’s the difference between sympathy, empathy, and compassion, and why does it matter?

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?

Court Cards: Rational Swords

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

Ten: Cycles and Endings

Borderless Rider-Waite-Smith Card 10 of the Major Arcana is Wheel of Fortune, which represents how your fortune changes, how you can be doing great one day and then be at rock bottom soon after. Have you ever been stressing out and dissatisfied with life, and then the next day something truly terrible happens and you … Continue reading Ten: Cycles and Endings

Seven: Mindful Decisions

Rider-Waite-Smith Borderless According to Biddy Tarot, the number seven means reflection, assessment, and knowledge. Take a look at these cards and notice if you can see those ideas playing out. The Seven of Pentacles has a man looking like he is reflecting on some work he's done. The Seven of Cups depicts someone assessing various … Continue reading Seven: Mindful Decisions

Four: Breathing Space

Rider-Waite-Smith Borderless In the Major Arcana, the card numbered 4 is The Emperor. The Emperor represents structure, stability and leadership. It also represents having good boundaries and being able to stick up for yourself. When we look at the Four of Cups and the Four of Pentacles we can see that kind of imagery quite … Continue reading Four: Breathing Space

Two: Yin and Yang

Taijitu A taijitu, commonly known as the yin and yang symbol portrays two opposing forces held in balance. You can see in the dark half, there is a little light, and in the light part, there is a little dark. It shows how everything is connected, and that differences are only surface deep. This symbol … Continue reading Two: Yin and Yang

19. The Sun: Healing Your Inner Child

The Sun is such a happy card. In the traditional imagery, a child joyfully sits atop a horse, as the sun shines down and sunflowers grow tall in the background. This card represents release, liberation, and feeling totally alive. The baby represents innocence, the banner victory, and the sunflowers represent happiness and positivity. But if … Continue reading 19. The Sun: Healing Your Inner Child