How do I get started with tarot?

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?

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?

3 Magical Musicians To Uplift Your Tarot Practice

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

Court Cards: Practical Pentacles

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

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

Court Cards: Overflowing Cups

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

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