Category: witch

The Tower XVI

The Tower XVI

Feliz Yule a todos!

Feliz Yule a todos!

Yesterday, everything was going well when I su…

Yesterday, everything was going well when I suddenly was overwhelmed with a random fit of depression. I’m not quite sure why or where it came from. It was hard and heavy… I pretty much stopped functioning for the day. Depression is weird and happens, even when things are going well I guess.

I asked: what, why, and advice. Looks like I really am just way inside my head. I overwhelm myself with the constant generation of ideas. Under the influence of the moon, if those thoughts are about things that stress me out or set me down a bad path… well that can get ugly. I guess I know now that I need vulnerability in these times. I need to connect and talk it out, even if it’s ugly and nonsensical.

Well, I’m feeling much better today 🙇‍♂️

The Hermetic Tarot (1980, Godfrey Dowson)

It was recently my birthday, and my partner sc…

It was recently my birthday, and my partner scored me the Golden Thread Tarot by Tina Gong! Very high quality, has a lot of personality, and a great addition to the collection.

Golden Thread Tarot (2015, Tina Gong)

Hello, I have been dormant with my updates for…

Hello, I have been dormant with my updates for sometime now. My relationship with Tarot has been very distant as well. I consider it a natural and necessary break that will happen every so often.

Card of Meditation: The Fool
An irresponsible handling of power. One who looks in the wrong directions before taking a leap of faith. Listen to the warning signs around you as they are trying to help your cause. No matter how you try to prepare, you may fall to opposing forces regardless. What could save you is your own passionate spirit swept up in these moments of ignorance… or bliss.

The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (1910, A.E. Waite and Pamela Colman Smith)

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Card of Meditation: 6 of Pentacles. Typically…

Card of Meditation: 6 of Pentacles.

Typically on the “giving” side of this card, it’s about a mutual agreement or exchange. Your wealth of information and skills are needed by others. You can take a direct advisory role, or simply be a role model. Either way this is a card of action, and actions work more powerfully than words.

Be charitable and engaged in the needs of others. Yes, there is something to gain from this yourself, and it can appear in a variety of ways.

Tarot de Marseilles (1601)

Okay, so I have a question about cartomancy (I…

Okay, so I have a question about cartomancy (I hope it makes sense) if you were to give a general description of someone's personality, would it makes sense to remove the face cards and only use them for the reading or should I still use the entire deck?

Hello! You can really do either options.

When you specifically pull cards out of the deck and knowingly place them into positions in Tarot spreads we call these cards ‘significators’. They signify an aspect of something we would like to put into question. In regards to someone’s personality, a court card to represent them could be placed—the cards that fall around them in the spread would be random.

Another option is to section off cards in the deck, such as pulling out only major cards, only numbered pip cards, or only court cards. This is quite useful if you want to narrow the ‘output’ information of your ‘input’ question. Limiting cards to court cards can help you understand nuance to personality when you pull 1-2 cards from the 16. For example, you could do the Sun Moon Star Tarot spread with court cards only to see which personas dominate the known and hidden selves.

If you’re going for something general it may be best to simplify. Just use all the cards, and only pull one. Ask one specific open-ended question (who, what, where, when, why, how).

Have fun, be nice!
Axank

What today teaches: The Tower. When we are st…

What today teaches: The Tower.

When we are struck with peril we can run in fear and let terror overcome us. It is easy to submit to such harsh emotional energy that’s seeking a way out of us faster than we can provide for. This creates a state of panic. We have various ways of coping with tragedy or times of intensity.

This is not the only option. If we have kept ourselves fit and done well to prepare, these times can be welcoming. They test our will and resolve. Step into the frey and taste it. If you manage well then you are a warrior indeed.

The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (1910, A.E. Waite and Pamela Colman Smith)