Lughnasadh Spread for Gratitude and Facing Fear

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

21. The World: Rebirth

The Tarot teaches us a lot about cycles. From The Wheel of Fortune, forever going around and around, to Death, showing us the transitions of life and the world around us. We have come to the final card of the Major Arcana, The World. What comes next? There's a hint inside the symbolism of the … Continue reading 21. The World: Rebirth

20: Judgement: Call to Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WhoIu9b1Gw It's time for you to look inward and begin asking yourself the big questions: who are you, and what do you want? Iroh's words are a huge call-out. This is the part of the journey at which The Fool must take all the lessons they have learned up to this point, and put them … Continue reading 20: Judgement: Call to Action

18. The Moon: Cognitive Distortions

The Moon is such an important celestial body for all of us here on Earth. The word moon comes from the word for 'month', which shows how important it is for us when it comes to measuring time. The Moon's gravity causes tides, of which there are two high, and two low in 24 hours. … Continue reading 18. The Moon: Cognitive Distortions

17. The Star: The Calm After A Storm

The Fool has just experienced a huge upheaval when they encountered The Tower. They are feeling totally lost, not sure where to go from here. That's when they meet The Star, one of my favourite cards in the whole deck. The Star gives you this feeling of healing; it feels like coming indoors from the … Continue reading 17. The Star: The Calm After A Storm

15. The Devil: Shadow Work

When The Fool meets The Devil, they learn what can happen if the teachings of Temperance are not heeded. This is an important lesson, one that many people learn the hard way. The Devil is all about self-destructive behaviours, ways that you are holding yourself back. These things can be negative thought patterns, addictions, or … Continue reading 15. The Devil: Shadow Work

12. The Hanged Man: Limbo vs Liminality

Something that I've thought a lot this year (2020) is that it feels a lot like we're in limbo. Limbo is a word I'm sure you've used before, but have you thought about where it comes from? It's from Catholic theology and refers to having died but not entering Heaven or Hell. The reason for … Continue reading 12. The Hanged Man: Limbo vs Liminality

11. Justice: Holding Yourself Accountable

In my last post, which was about the Wheel of Fortune, we started thinking about the idea of cause and effect, and that what you put out into the world matters. We begin to see the result of this concept play out with Justice. We're finally halfway through the Major Arcana, and The Fool is … Continue reading 11. Justice: Holding Yourself Accountable

10. Wheel of Fortune: Letting Go

After having had time to introspect as The Hermit, it is time now for the Fool to face another potentially difficult challenge. The Wheel of Fortune. For me, this card is all about learning to let go. There is a lot of esoteric symbolism in this card. Before we talk about what the card itself … Continue reading 10. Wheel of Fortune: Letting Go

6. The Lovers: Choice

There's a great interview with the creator of the Star Spinner Tarot, Trung Le Nguyen, known as Trungles. He decided to include four different versions of The Lovers in his deck. I really admire this decision, because the reader gets to pick which card speaks to them most, or which one is most representative of … Continue reading 6. The Lovers: Choice