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

16. The Tower: Fall down seven times get up eight

The Tower is the most hated (misunderstood) card in the Tarot. When I look at tarot subs on Reddit, I see a trend where people say something along the lines of 'I pulled The Tower and now I'm worried something bad is going to happen to me.' As you know if you have been here … Continue reading 16. The Tower: Fall down seven times get up eight

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

13. Death: It’s Not Morbid

Transitions. Not just of life to death, but child to adult, day to night, winter to spring to summer to autumn to winter again. Birthdays, the phases of the moon. Becoming a parent, student to employee to retired. Some of these transitions are easier than others. But we all go through many. Following and honouring … Continue reading 13. Death: It’s Not Morbid

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

9. The Hermit: Not today, Facebook

At the time of writing, at least 63 people have died, and nearly 3000 have been wounded in the Lebanese city of Beirut as a result of an enormous explosion earlier today. If you are able to, please donate to the Lebanese Red Cross here. There are a few cards I would associate with the … Continue reading 9. The Hermit: Not today, Facebook