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

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

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

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

14. Temperance: Queerness in Tarot

Along with The Hierophant, Temperance is one of my birth cards. It embodies what I think is one of the most important aspects of Tarot: Balance. The great thing about balance is it's a non-judgmental concept. There are many people who will tell you things like 'stop eating carbs' or 'go for a run every … Continue reading 14. Temperance: Queerness in Tarot

7. The Chariot: Monkey Mind

I saw this great video featuring Mingyur Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhism teacher. He talks about the idea of monkey mind. In Chinese and Japanese, monkey mind (心猿) means restless, indecisive, uncontrollable, and as a concept it's this idea that your mind jumps around from one idea to another, chattering and making it hard to focus. … Continue reading 7. The Chariot: Monkey Mind

3. The Empress: Mother Earth

NSFW warning: female nudity in this post. On August 7th 1908, a workman found this figurine while excavating a Paleolithic site near the village of Willendorf in Austria: The figurine was about 11cm tall, carved from limestone, and coloured with red ochre. The limestone wasn't from the same area that the figurine was discovered. It … Continue reading 3. The Empress: Mother Earth