Sometimes there’s an explanation to it and sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes death is just death. How do we incorporate these very visceral, physical, and deeply material experiences of literal death into the Death card when its presence greets us in a reading?
Alexis shares a full-body tarot spread: "There is something powerful and vulnerable lying down and having cards placed on you while one or many folks begin to speak about what they see about you and your story via the cards."
On reading poetry, refusing to hide from pain, and blossoming in the mud during Chiron Retrograde.
If we pay attention we realize we’ve been grieving a lot longer than we’ve been awake. The grieving never stops, never ceases, only its form and expression changes.
Loss is change. Grief is change. God is change.
It's what late summer light is for, I believe. Lammas. Mugwort cigarettes. And meadowsweet incense, rose tea, taking time to knead bread, to make a fire... to sit in whatever silence we can find and claim for ourselves, and let it all settle in.
"I am scared of interpreting the cards in a way that supports only what I want to hear." Sabrina explores some alternatives to self-reading.
The simple act of sitting down with my Tarot cards allowed me to find myself again when I was feeling particularly swept up by the energy of my community. I was able to make grounded observations while staying connected to that energy.
If it’s all just spiritual work and of the soul, why bring our bodies into it? Because all of us have bodies. Because we filter the wisdom received from tarot through our bodies and have lived or will live the stories cast on the reading table.
This month on the Sunday Spread we spend some time with the amazing women of Maria Strom's Hip Chick Tarot, a deck that reads like an open invitation to an outdoor dinner/craft party with an immaculate guest list!
Leaving behind substances, bad habits, & stagnation without fear; the Six of Swords is growing up, maturing, moving on.
To cut off abusers is to be the Queen of Swords. To take care of ourselves by cutting off communication, and not necessarily dramatically. Sometimes there is nothing more to be said, and the most powerful statement is said with silence.
The Numinous Tarot places hope at the heart of the revolution. "We may have to build this place ourselves, but we are worth the effort, the space, and the care of doing so." - Noel Heimpel
Befriending cards is a great exercise to figure out where you’re at in your life and to begin naming what you want more of, as well as what needs releasing.
This month on the Sunday Spread we talk about nurturing abundance consciousness in our lives!
Each small ritual is part of a bigger picture, a cumulative relationship with ourselves and with our spirit and our environment.
Through my journaling, it felt like I went from just listening to the tarot to conversing with it and, in turn, conversing with myself.
For today’s new moon we revisit mourning: with some thought, poem, and ritual.
It's productivity season and our healing projects can be just as alluring as any other. This month we utilize tarot to guard and manage our sacred energy, even from ourselves.
Instead of the familiar themes for the Eight of Cups of letting go, we talk about the untapped potential to contain.
What does it mean to raze consciousness in order to raise consciousness?
""I'm going to begin
Sian said. And she did
Six of us murmured
People retreat to ‘get away from it all’ and I think it is worth magnifying this ‘it’ – what exactly is being escaped?
Wards remind us that we have a right to feel supported and secure in the world.
Are you romanticizing the not-home? What stops you from retreating at-home, or at least in your city or neighbourhood? What might it mean to retreat in daily life?