The Oracular Incantation

We begin in a hall like a cathedral full of echoes, enclosed by high stone walls. There is a cup, a breath disturbs the waters of this upraised cup, prayers are intoned. Within all is holy. Beyond, a sword stabs the earth, sinking deep and disturbing the soil, echoing the words, “the earth gives andContinue reading “The Oracular Incantation”

The Suits In Their Element

When I see the pips, the elements do not come first, instead, as I mentioned in the opening of this series, their phenomenological virtues (qualities) comes first. By this I mean their tangible physical life applications and the processes arising out of their applications and uses, and what is mirrored in the cards at play.Continue reading “The Suits In Their Element”

Encountering the Suits: Weight of Influence

Spinning golden plates, that shimmer like a bull’s eye. If batons embody potential and power, coins denote power of a different kind. The power of acquisition and persuasion. Persuasion as a secondary to acquisition, in that through crafty words one can persuade the other on the value of a thing. Not so long ago, actualContinue reading “Encountering the Suits: Weight of Influence”

Encountering the Suits: Accomplished Work

Force. Tension. Expansion. Like a massive tree trunk with roots running deep, arising out of the earth and reaching upward to the sky, so the baton presents itself vibrating with life. Made of wood and wielded with power. I position myself with the baton in hand like the Ace and I have a plan. A planContinue reading “Encountering the Suits: Accomplished Work”

Ambivalence is a cold mistress

This month’s augury comes with force and motion, driving through shadowed lands. Yes it is August, and that time of the month again where I lay down a handful of cards on the table and give a brief overview of the month ahead. And this month feels good. We are out of the dense mireContinue reading “Ambivalence is a cold mistress”

Encountering the Suits: Heart of Life

Lectio Divina is a medieval monastic practice embodied as an engaged reading of the Word. It is not analytical, and it does not employ the mind in discourse under prescribed limits, inquiries, and notions. It is an engagement with the word through contemplation, experience, sensation and meditation. Lectio Divina is a feasting on the Word. First,Continue reading “Encountering the Suits: Heart of Life”

Encountering the Suits: Armed Force

At its most basic, tactile, and visual, a sword is an instrument, a weapon with a pointed edge used to cut. Swords are sharp and bring pain and division to whatever encounters its sharp edge. Held aloft if protects from the other, from what is at the other side of the pointed edge. It canContinue reading “Encountering the Suits: Armed Force”

Animating the Tarot Pips: An Introduction

This is a series born out of a book idea. Instead of going the book route, I will share most of what I had in mind here in pieces or parts. This is the introduction, as such, I’d like to keep it brief but with enough context to wet interest. Firstly, the intention for thisContinue reading “Animating the Tarot Pips: An Introduction”

From the devil to the star

I’ve been sick for most of the month of February, putting things into perspective for me. With being sick and reluctant to do many things as I’m pulled down by what my body is combating, I’ve kept coming back to a trio of cards that have been on my mind for months. The Devil, TheContinue reading “From the devil to the star”

The Kings of the Court

Lastly, there are the kings in the court. Here each king will speak in its own voice. The King of cups “I am elegantly draped, a graceful man with good taste. I speak from the heart and I charm all my listeners. On occasions, I’m haughty, and love beautiful things. I’m a man that loves,Continue reading “The Kings of the Court”